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  1. ADR Lunchtime Program: RESPECTFUL CONFRONTATION

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    Speaker: Joe Weston, International workshop facilitator, author of Mastering Respectful Confrontation, consultant, personal life coach, creative social activist, and advocate for peace

  2. Apparatus for obstacle traversion

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    Borenstein, Johann

    2004-08-10

    An apparatus for traversing obstacles having an elongated, round, flexible body that includes a plurality of drive track assemblies. The plurality of drive track assemblies cooperate to provide forward propulsion wherever a propulsion member is in contact with any feature of the environment, regardless of how many or which ones of the plurality of drive track assemblies make contact with such environmental feature.

  3. Review: Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis

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    Tans, Eric

    2014-01-01

    Review: Water, War, and Peace:Confronting the Global Water Crisis By Brahma ChellaneyUSA Chellaney, Brahma. Water, Peace, and War: Confronting

  4. Obstacle-avoiding navigation system

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    Borenstein, Johann (Ann Arbor, MI); Koren, Yoram (Ann Arbor, MI); Levine, Simon P. (Ann Arbor, MI)

    1991-01-01

    A system for guiding an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle through a field of operation having obstacles thereon to be avoided employs a memory for containing data which defines an array of grid cells which correspond to respective subfields in the field of operation of the vehicle. Each grid cell in the memory contains a value which is indicative of the likelihood, or probability, that an obstacle is present in the respectively associated subfield. The values in the grid cells are incremented individually in response to each scan of the subfields, and precomputation and use of a look-up table avoids complex trigonometric functions. A further array of grid cells is fixed with respect to the vehicle form a conceptual active window which overlies the incremented grid cells. Thus, when the cells in the active window overly grid cell having values which are indicative of the presence of obstacles, the value therein is used as a multiplier of the precomputed vectorial values. The resulting plurality of vectorial values are summed vectorially in one embodiment of the invention to produce a virtual composite repulsive vector which is then summed vectorially with a target-directed vector for producing a resultant vector for guiding the vehicle. In an alternative embodiment, a plurality of vectors surrounding the vehicle are computed, each having a value corresponding to obstacle density. In such an embodiment, target location information is used to select between alternative directions of travel having low associated obstacle densities.

  5. Legal obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric potential in Wisconsin

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    The legal and institutional obstacles to the development of small-scale hydroelectric energy at the state level are discussed. The Federal government also exercises extensive regulatory in the area, and the dual regulatory system from the standpoint of the appropriate legal doctrine, the law of pre-emption, application of the law to the case of hydroelectric development, and an inquiry into the practical use of the doctrine by the FERC is examined. The initial obstacle that all developers confront in Wisconsin is obtaining the authority to utilize the bed, banks, and flowing water at a proposed dam site. This involves a determination of ownership of the stream banks and bed and the manner of obtaining either their title or use; and existing constraints with regard to the use of the water. Wisconsin follows the riparian theory of water law.

  6. Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of

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    Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources Prepared-FC-06NT42847 Task 3. Deliverable #2 ­ Obstacles in Hawaii Laws to Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources By Carl Freedman, representing the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum And Hawaii Natural Energy

  7. Confronting DGP braneworld gravity with cosmico observations after Planck data

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    Xu, Lixin

    2014-02-01

    The normal branch of Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati braneworld gravity with brane tension is confronted by the currently available cosmic observations from the geometrical and dynamical perspectives. On the geometrical side, the type Ia supernova as standard candle, the baryon acoustic oscillation as standard ruler and the cosmic microwave background measurement from the first released 15.5 months data were used to fix the background evolutions. On the dynamical side, the redshift space distortion data will be used to determine the evolution of the matter perturbation. Through a Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis, we found the dimensionless crossover scale ?{sub r{sub c}} = 1/(4H{sup 2}{sub 0}r{sup 2}{sub c}) = 0.00183{sub ?0.00183}{sup +0.000338} in a spatially flat normal branch of Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati braneworld. This result suggests that the crossover scale r{sub c} should be around 12H{sup ?1}{sub 0} which is consistent with the previous result r{sub c} > 3H{sup ?1}{sub 0} and greater. It also implies that the five-dimensional gravity effect is weak to be observed in H{sup ?1}{sub 0} scale.

  8. A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation...

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    A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation Citation Details In-Document Search Title: A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation...

  9. Gauge-flation confronted with Planck

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    Namba, Ryo; Dimastrogiovanni, Emanuela; Peloso, Marco E-mail: ema@physics.umn.edu

    2013-11-01

    Gauge-flation is a recently proposed model in which inflation is driven solely by a non-Abelian gauge field thanks to a specific higher order derivative operator. The nature of the operator is such that it does not introduce ghosts. We compute the cosmological scalar and tensor perturbations for this model, improving over an existing computation. We then confront these results with the Planck data. The model is characterized by the quantity ? ? g{sup 2}Q{sup 2}/H{sup 2} (where g is the gauge coupling constant, Q the vector vev, and H the Hubble rate). For ? < 2, the scalar perturbations show a strong tachyonic instability. In the stable region, the scalar power spectrum n{sub s} is too low at small ?, while the tensor-to-scalar ratio r is too high at large ?. No value of ? leads to acceptable values for n{sub s} and r, and so the model is ruled out by the CMB data. The same behavior with ? was obtained in Chromo-natural inflation, a model in which inflation is driven by a pseudo-scalar coupled to a non-Abelian gauge field. When the pseudo-scalar can be integrated out, one recovers the model of Gauge-flation plus corrections. It was shown that this identification is very accurate at the background level, but differences emerged in the literature concerning the perturbations of the two models. On the contrary, our results show that the analogy between the two models continues to be accurate also at the perturbative level.

  10. PARABOLIC OBSTACLE PROBLEMS APPLIED TO FINANCE A ...

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    2006-03-07

    1. Introduction. 1.1. Background. The parabolic obstacle problem refers to finding the smallest supper-solution (for a .... Then given 0 1, we say that a function f on ? ? Rn × R is parabolically ...... MR MR2052937 (2005d:35276). [

  11. Calculation of unsteady turbulent flow around obstacles using the large eddy simulation turbulence model 

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    Helton, Donald McLean

    2002-01-01

    to the channel centerline. Furthermore, substantial interaction between the obstacle and the wall was noted, both near the obstacle and further downstream. The boundary layer downstream of the obstacle was dramatically affected by the obstacle's presence...

  12. Edinburgh Research Explorer Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation Citation for published version: Laurie, G, Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation, 2014, Web c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation By Professor Graeme

  13. Obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system

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    Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James E. (Livermore, CA); Chang, John T. (Danville, CA); Leach, Jr.. Richard R. (Castro Valley, CA)

    2006-12-12

    An obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system for the detection, tracking, and imaging of an individual, animal, or object comprising a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units that produce a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object, and a processing system for said set of return radar signals for detection, tracking, and imaging of the individual, animal, or object. The system provides a radar video system for detecting and tracking an individual, animal, or object by producing a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object with a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units, and processing said set of return radar signals for detecting and tracking of the individual, animal, or object.

  14. Obstacle Avoidance and a Perturbation Sensitivity Model for Motor Planning

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    Sabes, Philip

    Obstacle Avoidance and a Perturbation Sensitivity Model for Motor Planning Philip N. Sabes, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 A novel obstacle avoidance paradigm was used to investigate the planning of human reaching movements. We explored whether the CNS plans arm movements based entirely on the visual

  15. Pedestrian flows in bounded domains with obstacles

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    Benedetto Piccoli; Andrea Tosin

    2008-12-23

    In this paper we systematically apply the mathematical structures by time-evolving measures developed in a previous work to the macroscopic modeling of pedestrian flows. We propose a discrete-time Eulerian model, in which the space occupancy by pedestrians is described via a sequence of Radon positive measures generated by a push-forward recursive relation. We assume that two fundamental aspects of pedestrian behavior rule the dynamics of the system: On the one hand, the will to reach specific targets, which determines the main direction of motion of the walkers; on the other hand, the tendency to avoid crowding, which introduces interactions among the individuals. The resulting model is able to reproduce several experimental evidences of pedestrian flows pointed out in the specialized literature, being at the same time much easier to handle, from both the analytical and the numerical point of view, than other models relying on nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws. This makes it suitable to address two-dimensional applications of practical interest, chiefly the motion of pedestrians in complex domains scattered with obstacles.

  16. An obstacle-based probabilistic roadmap method for path planning 

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    Wu, Yan

    1996-01-01

    This thesis presents a new obstacle-based probabilistic roadmap method for motion planning for many degree of freedom robots that can be used to obtain high quality roadmaps even when the robot's configuration space is crowded. The main novelty...

  17. Requirements Engineering and Technology Transfer: Obstacles, Incentives and Improvement Agenda

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    Leite, Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado

    Requirements Engineering and Technology Transfer: Obstacles, Incentives and Improvement Agenda technology transfer. In addition, major incentives for using RE methods are discussed, along with ideas engineering; Technology transfer 1. Introduction In a 1993 evaluation of requirements engineering (RE

  18. Obstacles to global CO? trading : a familiar problem

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    Ellerman, A. Denny.

    There are many obstacles to the development of an international CO? emissions trading system, but the biggest is a feature that is often assumed: the existence of a single national system. Once a national system is in ...

  19. Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance- Residential Loan Program

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    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides loans for single family residencies and owner occupied duplexes in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, and...

  20. On Provably Safe Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Robotic Ground Vehicles

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    Platzer, André

    and mov- ing obstacles: (i) passive safety, which ensures that no collisions can happen while the robot moves, and (ii) the stronger passive friendly safety in which the robot further maintains sufficient as consumer products--such as autonomous household appliances [7] or driverless cars on regular Califor- nian

  1. Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance Via Depth From Focus

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    Tomasi, Carlo

    they are active devices that send ultrasounds into the environment. In- frared devices and laser range nders share Abstract A critical challenge in the creation of autonomous mobile robots is the reliable detection static and moving obstacles in its path. This essential task often relies on sonars to provide distance

  2. Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for Thin Surfaces with Specific Obstacles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for Thin Surfaces with Specific Obstacles W. Fischer¹, F. Tâche high magnetic forces The main optimization criterion for this robot was to design it as light@ethz.ch Summary. This paper describes a novel solution to a mobile climbing robot on mag- netic wheels, designed

  3. TOWARDS MULTIMODAL OMNIDIRECTIONAL OBSTACLE DETECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

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    Behnke, Sven

    TOWARDS MULTIMODAL OMNIDIRECTIONAL OBSTACLE DETECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES Dirk of concept. 1 INTRODUCTION AND RELATED WORK Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are particularly useful in ap mapping of inaccessible areas and objects, we aim at de- veloping an unmanned aerial vehicle that is able

  4. Local Terrain Mapping for Obstacle Avoidance using Monocular Vision

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    Langelaan, Jack W.

    a potential field obstacle avoidance routine are presented. Introduction Currently, many unmanned aerial Vehicles Specialist's Forum 1 #12;2 MARLOW AHS UNMANNED VEHICLES SPECIALIST'S FORUM all classes of unmanned unmanned rotorcraft through an unsurveyed envi- ronment consisting of forest and urban canyons. Optical

  5. Confronting the Unknown: Tejanas in the Transformation of Spanish and Mexican Texas, 1735-1836 

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    Rincones, Cassandra

    2015-05-12

    Confronting the Unknown: Tejanas in the Transformation of Spanish and Mexican Texas, 1735-1836 sheds light on Tejana legal and social roles in this tumultuous period. Despite great strides in the field of Borderlands history ...

  6. CREATING THE COLOR LINE AND CONFRONTING JIM CROW: CIVIL RIGHTS IN MIDDLE AMERICA: 1850-1900

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    Peavler, David J.

    2008-08-18

    This dissertation examines the creation of the color line and the ways that African American communities confronted it throughout Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. A detailed search of school board minutes, newspapers, court ...

  7. Monotonicity formulas and the singular set in the thin obstacle problem

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    Nicola Garofalo, Arshak Petrosyan

    2011-11-13

    Garofalo, Petrosyan (Purdue). Monotonicity formulas and the singular set. University of Chicago. /. Page 71. Historical development: classical obstacle problem.

  8. KinSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect Chris Greenwood1

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    Stankovic, John A.

    to household objects left in open spaces. We present KinSpace, a passive obstacle detection system for the homeKinSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect Chris Greenwood1 , Shahriar Nirjon1 , JohnSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect This gives clear motivation for the development of a system

  9. Linear "ship waves" generated in stationary flow of a Bose-Einstein condensate past an obstacle

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    Linear "ship waves" generated in stationary flow of a Bose-Einstein condensate past an obstacle Yu-Einstein condensate past an obstacle. It is shown that these "ship waves" are generated outside the Mach cone]). At last, the sta- tionary waves generated by supersonic flow of BEC past obstacles have been recently

  10. Fast Trajectory Planning for Multiple Site Surveillance through Moving Obstacles and Wind

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    Qu, Rong

    Fast Trajectory Planning for Multiple Site Surveillance through Moving Obstacles and Wind Michaël-ordered set of strategic sites, often in presence of obstacles and wind. In this paper, we present, possibly in presence of obstacles and wind. Most of the existing planners can solve a part of this problem

  11. Greater Boston Area | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View New Pages RecentPlantMagma EnergyGoogleProgramsScienceGreater Boston

  12. Structural and dynamic properties of propane coordinated to TpRh(CNR) from a confrontation

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    Jones, William D.

    Structural and dynamic properties of propane coordinated to TpRh(CNR) from a confrontation between] in interaction with propane. Two complexes have been found as minima coordinated through either a methyl the methylene complex of propane into a methyl complex of pro- pane. This latter reaction has a much lower

  13. Cooperation Among Balancing Authorities Offers Greater Use of...

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    Cooperation Among Balancing Authorities Offers Greater Use of Renewable Energy with Lower Integration Costs Cooperation Among Balancing Authorities Offers Greater Use of Renewable...

  14. Experimental study of flame propagation in semiconfined geometries with obstacles

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    Urtiew, P.A.; Brandeis, J.; Hogan, W.J.

    1982-02-08

    Accidents in which large quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) or other combustible materials are spilled can potentially lead to disastrous consequences, especially if the dispersing combustible cloud finds a suitable ignition source. So far, very little is known about the detailed behavior of a large burning cloud. Full-scale experiments are economically prohibitive, and therefore one must rely on laboratory and field experiments of smaller size, scaling up the results to make predictions about larger spill accidents. In this paper we describe our laboratory-scale experiments with a combustible propane/air mixture in various partially confined geometries. We summarize the experimental results and compare them with calculated results based on numerical simulations of the experiments. Our observations suggest that the geometry of the partial confinement is of primary importance; turbulence-producing obstacles can cause acceleration in the flame front and, more important, can cause a faster burnout of the combustible vapor.

  15. Mesoscopic model for filament orientation in growing actin networks: the role of obstacle geometry

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    Julian Weichsel; Ulrich S. Schwarz

    2013-04-13

    Propulsion by growing actin networks is a universal mechanism used in many different biological systems. Although the core molecular machinery for actin network growth is well preserved in most cases, the geometry of the propelled obstacle can vary considerably. In recent years, filament orientation distribution has emerged as an important observable characterizing the structure and dynamical state of the growing network. Here we derive several continuum equations for the orientation distribution of filaments growing behind stiff obstacles of various shapes and validate the predicted steady state orientation patterns by stochastic computer simulations based on discrete filaments. We use an ordinary differential equation approach to demonstrate that for flat obstacles of finite size, two fundamentally different orientation patterns peaked at either +35/-35 or +70/0/-70 degrees exhibit mutually exclusive stability, in agreement with earlier results for flat obstacles of very large lateral extension. We calculate and validate phase diagrams as a function of model parameters and show how this approach can be extended to obstacles with piecewise straight contours. For curved obstacles, we arrive at a partial differential equation in the continuum limit, which again is in good agreement with the computer simulations. In all cases, we can identify the same two fundamentally different orientation patterns, but only within an appropriate reference frame, which is adjusted to the local orientation of the obstacle contour. Our results suggest that two fundamentally different network architectures compete with each other in growing actin networks, irrespective of obstacle geometry, and clarify how simulated and electron tomography data have to be analyzed for non-flat obstacle geometries.

  16. A priori estimates for high frequency scattering by obstacles of arbitrary shape

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    Evgeny Lakshtanov; Boris Vainberg

    2012-04-03

    High frequency estimates for the Dirichlet-to-Neumann and Neumann-to-Dirichlet operators are obtained for the Helmholtz equation in the exterior of bounded obstacles. These a priori estimates are used to study the scattering of plane waves by an arbitrary bounded obstacle and to prove that the total cross section of the scattered wave does not exceed four geometrical cross sections of the obstacle in the limit as the wave number $k\\to \\infty$. This bound of the total cross section is sharp.

  17. Fast Computation of Robot-Obstacle Interactions in Nonholonomic Trajectory Deformation

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    Lamiraux, Florent

    towing a trailer. light dots are obstacles detected by a laser scanner. The robot is at the beginning. The approach is very generic and has been successfully applied to complex truck-trailer systems [7]. The method

  18. Sensor integration for implementation of obstacle avoidance in an autonomous helicopter system 

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    Mentzer, Christopher Isaac

    2006-08-16

    This thesis describes the development of the Texas A&M University Autonomous Helicopter System and the integration of obstacle avoidance capabilities into that system. The helicopter system, composed of a Bergen Observer helicopter and a Rotomotion...

  19. Bat-like Mobile Robot for Tracking a Moving Obstacle Billur Barshan and Roman Kuc

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    Barshan, Billur

    Bat-like Mobile Robot for Tracking a Moving Obstacle Billur Barshan and Roman Kuc Yale Uthversity the prey. Strategies employing either qualitative (prey is to the left or right) or quantitative (range

  20. Obstacle detection in a greenhouse environment using the Kinect sensor Sharon Nissimov a

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    Goldberger, Jacob

    and Kay, 1990; Stentz et al., 2003; Dahlkamp et al., 2006). Passive sensors, such as color and infrared system based on the Kinect's color and depth information, which detects obstacles in the green- house

  1. Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater...

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    market barriers to greater investment in energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. CHP technology captures and reuses heat created during electricity...

  2. Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance- Residential Rebate Program (Kentucky)

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    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides rebate incentives for homeowners in Hamilton, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties. To qualify for rebates, homeowners must receive a [http://www...

  3. Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance- Residential Rebate Program (Ohio)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides rebate incentives for homeowners in Hamilton, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties. To qualify for rebates, homeowners must receive a [http://www...

  4. Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater...

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    greater investment in energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. CHP technology captures and reuses heat created during electricity production and other...

  5. Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide...

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    Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State Government Officials Prepared by The National Council on Electricity Policy November 2009 NATIONAL COUNCIL...

  6. Clean Cities: Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities coalition

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    Calnin has worked with the Clean Cities initiative since 2007, having supported the Detroit Area coalition as well as the Greater Lansing Area coalition. With a background that...

  7. Geometric capture and escape of a microswimmer colliding with an obstacle

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    Spagnolie, Saverio E.; Moreno-Flores, Gregorio R.; Bartolo, Denis; Lauga, Eric

    2015-03-09

    . hydrodynamic scattering of a swimming body by a station- ary spherical obstacle. We develop a semi-analytical model to describe the trajectory of a model swimmer based on far- field hydrodynamic interactions and hard-core repulsion. Us- ing numerical... , where we obtain a crite- rion for deterministic hydrodynamic capture. In addition, the scattering dynamics is derived for near-obstacle interactions, the basin of attraction is shown to collapse to a power-law, and trapping of puller-type swimmers...

  8. CONFRONTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL TIME-DEPENDENT JET SIMULATIONS WITH HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS

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    Staff, Jan E.; Niebergal, Brian P.; Ouyed, Rachid; Pudritz, Ralph E.; Cai, Kai

    2010-10-20

    We perform state-of-the-art, three-dimensional, time-dependent simulations of magnetized disk winds, carried out to simulation scales of 60 AU, in order to confront optical Hubble Space Telescope observations of protostellar jets. We 'observe' the optical forbidden line emission produced by shocks within our simulated jets and compare these with actual observations. Our simulations reproduce the rich structure of time-varying jets, including jet rotation far from the source, an inner (up to 400 km s{sup -1}) and outer (less than 100 km s{sup -1}) component of the jet, and jet widths of up to 20 AU in agreement with observed jets. These simulations when compared with the data are able to constrain disk wind models. In particular, models featuring a disk magnetic field with a modest radial spatial variation across the disk are favored.

  9. UNITY: Confronting Supernova Cosmology's Statistical and Systematic Uncertainties in a Unified Bayesian Framework

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    Rubin, David; Barbary, Kyle; Boone, Kyle; Chappell, Greta; Currie, Miles; Deustua, Susana; Fagrelius, Parker; Fruchter, Andrew; Hayden, Brian; Lidman, Chris; Nordin, Jakob; Perlmutter, Saul; Saunders, Clare; Sofiatti, Caroline

    2015-01-01

    While recent supernova cosmology research has benefited from improved measurements, current analysis approaches are not statistically optimal and will prove insufficient for future surveys. This paper discusses the limitations of current supernova cosmological analyses in treating outliers, selection effects, shape- and color-standardization relations, intrinsic dispersion, and heterogeneous observations. We present a new Bayesian framework, called UNITY (Unified Nonlinear Inference for Type-Ia cosmologY), that incorporates significant improvements in our ability to confront these effects. We apply the framework to real supernova observations and demonstrate smaller statistical and systematic uncertainties. We verify earlier results that SNe Ia require nonlinear shape and color standardizations, but we now include these nonlinear relations in a statistically well-justified way. This analysis was blinded, in that the method was first validated on simulated data, and no analysis changes were made after transiti...

  10. Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance- Residential Loan Program (Kentucky)

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    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance provides loans for single family residencies and owner occupied duplexes in Hamilton county in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky. To...

  11. Concentration of ozone in surface air over greater Boston

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    Widen, Donald Allen

    1966-01-01

    Surface ozone concentrations were measured in the Greater Boston area from November, 1964 to December, 1965. Ozone was monitored continuosly using a Mast microcoulombmetric sensor. A chromium trioxide filter was fitted to ...

  12. Great ranging associated with greater reproductive investment in mammals

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    Pontzer, Herman

    intake of Enet(J/day) acquires food energy at a constant rate B (J/m) and spends energy on travel at some rate C (J/m), it must travel sufficient distance, D (m/day), so that D (B­C) Enet. Perhaps surprisingly movement dis- tances to be energetically beneficial, since greater D will lead to greater Enet as long as B

  13. DNS of laminar-turbulent boundary layer transition induced by solid obstacles

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    Orlandi, Paolo; Bernardini, Matteo

    2015-01-01

    Results of numerical simulations obtained by a staggered finite difference scheme together with an efficient immersed boundary method are presented to understand the effects of the shape of three-dimensional obstacles on the transition of a boundary layer from a laminar to a turbulent regime. Fully resolved Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS), highlight that the closer to the obstacle the symmetry is disrupted the smaller is the transitional Reynolds number. It has been also found that the transition can not be related to the critical roughness Reynolds number used in the past. The simulations highlight the differences between wake and inflectional instabilities, proving that two-dimensional tripping devices are more efficient in promoting the transition. Simulations at high Reynolds number demonstrate that the reproduction of a real experiment with a solid obstacle at the inlet is an efficient tool to generate numerical data bases for understanding the physics of boundary layers. The quality of the numerical ...

  14. Separation of suspended particles by arrays of obstacles in microfluidic devices

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    Zhigang Li; German Drazer

    2006-06-29

    The stochastic transport of suspended particles through a periodic pattern of obstacles in microfluidic devices is investigated by means of the Fokker-Planck equation. Asymmetric arrays of obstacles have been shown to induce the continuous separation of DNA molecules of different length. The analysis presented here of the asymptotic distribution of particles in a unit cell of these systems shows that separation is only possible in the presence of a driving force with a non-vanishing normal component at the surface of the solid obstacles. In addition, vector separation, in which different species move, in average, in different directions within the device, is driven by differences on the force acting on the various particles and not by differences in the diffusion coefficient. Monte-Carlo simulations performed for different particles and force fields agree with the numerical solutions of the Fokker-Planck equation in the periodic system.

  15. Confronting Water and Food Dilemmas A conference for mee ng the challenges for global water and food security.

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    Confronting Water and Food Dilemmas A conference for mee ng the challenges for global water resources in semi-arid regions and on the role of global sys- tems in ameliora ng local and regional water by impor ng water intensive food commodi- es, and having iden fied the concept of virtual water. Break out

  16. Paleoecology of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale

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    Jackson, Don

    Paleoecology of the Greater Phyllopod Bed community, Burgess Shale Jean-Bernard Caron , Donald A and composition, ecological attributes, and environmental influences for the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale ecosystems further suggest the Burgess Shale community was probably highly dependent on immigration from

  17. PLANNING FOR WATER CONSERVATION Greater Vancouver Regional District

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    with increasing populations and costs associated with urban growth--related to infrastructure, energy, operationPLANNING FOR WATER CONSERVATION Greater Vancouver Regional District by Andrew K. Doi B. A in urban areas around the globe, yet per capita water consumption continues to increase. Faced

  18. Ice Storm Damage Greater Along the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface

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    Kraft, Clifford E.

    Ice Storm Damage Greater Along the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface in Forested Landscapes Andrew A- tems. In 1998, a severe ice storm damaged over ten million hectares of forest across northern New York investigated the spatial arrangement of forest damage at the terrestrial-aquatic interface, an ecological edge

  19. Fast Cryptography in Genus 2 (Two is Greater than One)

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Fast Cryptography in Genus 2 (Two is Greater than One) Joppe W. Bos1, Craig Costello1 , Huseyin techniques to realize genus 2 based cryptography, which includes fast formulas on the Kummer surface of the speed records for fast curve-based cryptography are for elliptic curves (cf. the ECRYPT online

  20. COAL QUALITY AND GEOCHEMISTRY, GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, WYOMING

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    Chapter GQ COAL QUALITY AND GEOCHEMISTRY, GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, WYOMING By G.D. Stricker and M coal beds and zones in the Northern RockyMountains and Great Plains region, U.S. Geological Survey of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region, U

  1. Obstacles to Global CO2 Trading: A Familiar Problem A. Denny Ellerman1

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    obstacles to the development of an international CO2 emissions trading system, but the biggest is a feature emissions trading. The paper reviews the various instruments by which such the Kyoto target might be met. The development of an international system for CO2 emissions trading should not be expected to be either quick

  2. On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor modelling.

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    Monneau, Régis

    On the regularity of a free boundary for a nonlinear obstacle problem arising in superconductor of superconductivity. We consider solutions in a Lipschitz bounded open set and prove the regularity of the free-Landau theory for a superconductor with a density of vortices in an interior region whose boundary is a free

  3. Critical controls in transcritical shallow-water flow over obstacles Roger H.J. Grimshaw1

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    upstream and a depression chock propagating downstream. Classical shock closure conditions are used the obstacle, which has an upstream elevation and a downstream depression, each terminated by upstream. The upstream flow can be characterised as subcritical, supercritical, and transcritical respectively. We review

  4. ANZIAM J. 0(2011), 130 Transcritical flow past an obstacle

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    2011-01-01

    flow over an obstacle may generate wave trains, which can be found both upstream and downstream for subcritical flow when c upstream and downstream, while only), the transcritical regime consists of upstream and downstream undular bores, connected by a locally steady solution

  5. Non-Economic Obstacles to Wind Deployment: Issues and Regional Differences (Presentation)

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    Baring-Gould, I.

    2014-05-01

    This presentation provides an overview of national obstacles to wind deployment, with regional assessments. A special mention of offshore projects and distributed wind projects is provided. Detailed maps examine baseline capacity, military and flight radar, golden and bald eagle habitat, bat habitat, whooping crane habitat, and public lands. Regional deployment challenges are also discussed.

  6. Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance Capabilities

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolution of Driving Agent, Remotely Operating a Scale Model of a Car with Obstacle Avoidance present an approach for evolutionary design of an agent, remotely operating a scale model of a car running to the car via standard radio control transmitter. In order to cope with the video feed latency we propose

  7. Turbidity current flow over an obstacle and phases of sediment wave generation

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    Strauss, Moshe

    2011-01-01

    We study the flow of particle-laden turbidity currents down a slope and over an obstacle. A high-resolution 2D computer simulation model is used, based on the Navier-Stokes equations. It includes poly-disperse particle grain sizes in the current and substrate. Particular attention is paid to the erosion and deposition of the substrate particles, including application of an active layer model. Multiple flows are modeled from a lock release that can show the development of sediment waves (SW). These are stream-wise waves that are triggered by the increasing slope on the downstream side of the obstacle. The initial obstacle is completely erased by the resuspension after a few flows leading to self consistent and self generated SW that are weakly dependant on the initial obstacle. The growth of these waves is directly related to the turbidity current being self sustaining, that is, the net erosion is more than the net deposition. Four system parameters are found to influence the SW growth: (1) slope, (2) current ...

  8. The effects of obstacle geometry on jet mixing in releases of silane 

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    Sposato, Christina F

    2000-01-01

    Releases of silane into air and the effects of obstacles were modeled with the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code, FLUENT. First the CFD code simulated the release of a free turbulent jet of silane into air to assure that the code agreed...

  9. Turbulent boundary layers interacting with groups of obstacles Project Staff Principal investigator: Dr Costantino Manes

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    Sóbester, András

    as in the case of atmospheric flows over wind farms or marine turbines in tidal channels. Certainly, with respect and the Environment Related website When wind or water meets an obstacle it is surprising how little is known about the interaction they have. When building a city or planning on positioning wind or tidal turbines it would

  10. HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS WITH OBSTACLES ROGER ROBYR AND CAMILLO DE LELLIS

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    HAMILTON JACOBI EQUATIONS WITH OBSTACLES ROGER ROBYR AND CAMILLO DE LELLIS Abstract. We consider modification of the usual Hamilton-Jacobi partial differential equation. In the paper [7] Bressan and the first = , T is a Lipschitz map and satisfies the Hamilton-Jacobi equation H(x, T (x)) = 0 for a.e. x R2 \\ R0. (3) Indeed

  11. Elastic-wave identification of penetrable obstacles using shape-material sensitivity framework

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    Guzina, Bojan

    Elastic-wave identification of penetrable obstacles using shape-material sensitivity framework Marc a c t This study deals with elastic-wave identification of discrete heterogeneities (inclusions Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Elastic-wave sensing of penetrable (i.e. deformable

  12. Journal of Robotica 1 A realistic method for real-time obstacle

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    optimization, subsea vehicle. I. INTRODUCTION N autonomous robot (for example, an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle through a cluttered environment, such as around a subsea structure. Although seemingly trivial, it has a subsea vehicle with an initial configuration, a goal configuration, and a set of obstacles located

  13. A realistic method for real-time obstacle avoidance without the Calculation of Cspace

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    optimization, subsea vehicle. I. INTRODUCTION N autonomous robot (for example, an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle through a cluttered environment, such as around a subsea structure. Although seemingly trivial, it has a subsea vehicle with an initial configuration, a goal configuration, and a set of obstacles located

  14. Random homogenization of p-Laplacian with obstacles in perforated domain

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    Tang, Lan

    2010-01-01

    In this paper,we will study the homogenization of $p$-Laplacian with obstacles in perforated domain, where the holes are periodically distributed and have random size. And we also assume that the $p$-capacity of each hole is stationary ergodic.

  15. Accelerating universe from gravitational leakage into extra dimensions: confrontation with SNeIa

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    Zong-Hong Zhu; Jailson S. Alcaniz

    2004-11-01

    There is mounting observational evidence that the expansion of our universe is undergoing an acceleration. A dark energy component has usually been invoked as the most feasible mechanism for the acceleration. However, it is desirable to explore alternative possibilities motivated by particle physics before adopting such an untested entity. In this work, we focus our attention on an acceleration mechanism: one arising from gravitational leakage into extra dimensions. We confront this scenario with high-$z$ type Ia supernovae compiled by Tonry et al. (2003) and recent measurements of the X-ray gas mass fractions in clusters of galaxies published by Allen et al. (2002,2003). A combination of the two databases gives at a 99% confidence level that $\\Omega_m=0.29^{+0.04}_{-0.02}$, $\\Omega_{rc}=0.21^{+0.08}_{-0.08}$, and $\\Omega_k=-0.36^{+0.31}_{-0.35}$, indicating a closed universe. We then constrain the model using the test of the turnaround redshift, $z_{q=0}$, at which the universe switches from deceleration to acceleration. We show that, in order to explain that acceleration happened earlier than $z_{q=0} = 0.6$ within the framework of gravitational leakage into extra dimensions, a low matter density, $\\Omega_m < 0.27$, or a closed universe is necessary.

  16. Bow-wave-like hydraulic jump and horseshoe vortex around an obstacle in a supercritical open channel flow

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Bow-wave-like hydraulic jump and horseshoe vortex around an obstacle in a supercritical open the obstacle, two main flow structures are observed: i a hydraulic jump in the near-surface region and ii turbulent regime , the detachment length of the hydraulic jump exceeds the one of the horseshoe vortex

  17. Distribution of Permo-Carboniferous clastics of Greater Arabian basin

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    Al-Laboun, A.A.

    1987-05-01

    Strikingly correlative sequences of sediments composed of sandstones, siltstones, shales, and thin argillaceous carbonate beds are present, practically everywhere, underlying the Late Permian carbonates in the Greater Arabian basin. The Greater Arabian basin as defined here occupies the broad Arabian Shelf that borders the Arabian shield. This basin is composed of several smaller basins. These clastics are exposed as thin bands and scattered small exposures in several localities around the margins of the basin. The Permo-Carboniferous clastics are represented by the Unayzah Formation of Arabia, the Doubayat Group of Syria, the Hazro Formation of southeast Turkey, the Ga'arah Formation of Iraq, the Faraghan Formation of southwest Iran, and the Haushi Group of Oman. A Late Carboniferous-Early Permian age is assigned to these clastics because they contain fossil plants and palynomorphs. These sediments represent time-transgressive fluctuating sea deposits following a phase of regional emergence, erosion, and structural disturbance which preceded the Permian transgression. The basal contact of these clastics is marked by a well-pronounced angular unconformity with various older units, ranging in age from early Carboniferous to late Precambrian. This regional unconformity is probably related to the Hercynian movements. The upper contact is conformable with the Permian carbonates. The porous sandstones of the Permo-Carboniferous sediments are important hydrocarbon exploration targets. These reservoir rocks sometimes overlie mature source rocks and are capped by shales, marls, and tight carbonates. Significant quantities of hydrocarbons are contained in these reservoirs in different parts of the Greater Arabian basin.

  18. Confronting the Hubble Diagram of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Cardassian Cosmology

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    Herman J. Mosquera Cuesta; Habib Dumet M.; Cristina Furlanetto

    2007-08-10

    We construct the Hubble diagram (HD) of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) with redshifts reaching up to $z \\sim 6$, by using five luminosity vs. luminosity indicator relations calibrated with the Cardassian cosmology. This model has a major interesting feature: despite of being matter-dominated and flat, it can explain the present accelerate expansion of the universe. This is the first study of this class of models using high redshift GRBs. We have performed a $\\chi$-square statistical analysis of the GRBs calibrated with the Cardassian model, and also combined them with both the current Cosmic Microwave Background and Baryonic Acoustic Oscillation data. Our results show consistency between the current observational data and the model predictions. In particular, the best-fit parameters obtained from the $\\chi^2$-analysis are in agreement with those obtained from the Concordance Cosmology ($\\Lambda$-CDM). We determine the redshift at which the universe would start to follow the Cardassian expansion, i. e., \\zc, and both the redshift at which the universe had started to accelerate, i. e., \\zac, and the age-redshift relation $H_0t_0$. Our results also show that the universe, from the point of view of GRBs, had undergo a transition to acceleration at a redshift $z \\approx 0.2-0.7$, which agrees with the SNIa results. Hence, after confronting the Cardassian scenario with the GRBs HD and proving its consistency with it, we conclude that GRBs should indeed be considered a complementary tool to several other astronomical observations for studies of high accuracy in cosmology.

  19. Wave blocking and partial transmission in subcritical flows over an obstacle

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    Léo-Paul Euvé; Florent Michel; Renaud Parentani; Germain Rousseaux

    2015-02-06

    We study and measure the transmission coefficient of counter-propagating shallow-water waves produced by a wave generator and scattered by an obstacle. To precisely compare theoretical predictions and experimental data, we consider $\\sim 25$ frequencies for 5 subcritical background flows, where the maximum value of the Froude number ranges from $0.5$ to $0.75$. For each flow, the transmission coefficient displays a sharp transition separating total transmission from wave-blocking. Both the width and the central frequency of the transition are in good agreement with their theoretical values. The shape of the obstacle is identical to that used by the Vancouver team in the recent experiment aiming at detecting the analogue of stimulated Hawking radiation. Our results are compatible with the observations that have been reported. They complete them by establishing that the contribution of the transmission coefficient cannot be neglected for the lower half of the probed frequency range.

  20. Viscosity Solutions of Systems of PDEs with Interconnected Obstacles and Switching Problem

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    Hamadene, S. Morlais, M. A.

    2013-04-15

    This paper deals with existence and uniqueness of a solution in viscosity sense, for a system of m variational partial differential inequalities with inter-connected obstacles. A particular case is the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellmann system of the Markovian stochastic optimal m-states switching problem. The switching cost functions depend on (t,x). The main tool is the notion of systems of reflected backward stochastic differential equations with oblique reflection.

  1. Morphologic and computational fluid dynamic analysis of sand dune-topographic obstacle interactions on Earth and Titan 

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    Cisneros, Julia

    2014-09-24

    and their interaction with topographic obstacles within the dune fields are thought to indicate westerly wind flow, which is opposite the easterly flow expected based on the spin of Titan and predicted from several global climate models (GCMs). The westerly...

  2. Legal obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric power in West Virginia

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    The legal and institutional obstacles to the development of small-scale hydroelectric in West Virginia at the state level are described. The Federal government also exercises extensive regulatory authority in the area. The introductory section examines the dual regulatory system from the standpoint of the appropriate legal doctrine, the law of pre-emption, application of the law to the case of hydroelectric development, and concludes with an inquiry into the practical use of the doctrine by FERC. The development of small-scale hydroelectric energy depends on the selection of a site which will produce sufficient water power capacity to make the project economically attractive to a developer. In West Virginia, the right to use the flowing waters of a stream, creek, or river is appurtenant to the ownership of the lands bordering the watercourse. The lands are known as riparian lands. The water rights are known as riparian rights. Thus, the first obstacle a developer faces involves the acquisition of riparian lands and the subsequent right to the use of the water. The water law in West Virginia is discussed in detail followed by discussions on direct and indirect regulations; continuing obligations; financial considerations; and interstate organizations.

  3. CONFRONTING THE JET MODEL OF Sgr A* WITH THE FARADAY ROTATION MEASURE OBSERVATIONS

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    Li, Ya-Ping; Yuan, Feng; Daniel Wang, Q. E-mail: wqd@astro.umass.edu

    2015-01-01

    Sgr A* is probably the supermassive black hole being investigated most extensively due to its proximity to Earth. Several theoretical models for its steady state emission have been proposed in the past two decades. Both the radiative-inefficient accretion flow and the jet model have been shown to well explain the observed spectral energy distribution. The Faraday rotation measure (RM) has been unambiguously measured at the submillimeter wavelength, but it has only been tested against the accretion flow model. Here we first calculate the RM based on the jet model and find that the predicted value is two orders of magnitude lower than the measured value. We then include an additional contribution from the accretion flow in front of the jet and show that the measured RM may be reconciled with the model under some tight constraints. The main constraint is that the inclination angle should be greater than ?73°. However, this requirement is not consistent with an existing observational estimate of the inclination angle.

  4. Annual Review 2010-2011 In the past year the LMS has confronted many major issues affecting both research and higher education.

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    Annual Review 2010-2011 #12;In the past year the LMS has confronted many major issues affecting sciences will require that our efforts on these issues continue for the foreseeable future. The LMS has provides an invaluable communication tool for LMS members, and the wider mathematics community. During my

  5. 10:55--Building Hope and Confronting Fear: Explorations in Detroit Christopher J. McLaurin, ",,Lift Up the Lad: The Struggle of

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    10:55--Building Hope and Confronting Fear: Explorations in Detroit Christopher J. McLaurin, ",,Lift Gaines) Maureen Kellett, "Fixture of a Changing Landscape: A History of Detroits Michigan Central Station: The History of Black Hebrew Israelite Identity Development in Detroit" (Advisor Angela Dillard) David A

  6. Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Haptic Aiding in an Obstacle Avoidance Task for Tele-Operated Systems

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    Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Haptic Aiding in an Obstacle Avoidance Task for Tele-Operated Systems Samantha M. C. Alaimo*, **, Lorenzo Pollini**, Jean Pierre Bresciani*, Heinrich H. Bülthoff-mail: {samantha.alaimo, jean-pierre.bresciani, heinrich.buelthoff}@tuebingen.mpg.de) ** Dept. Electrical Systems

  7. Development of an Integrated Sensor System for Obstacle Detection and Terrain Evaluation for Application to Unmanned Ground

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    Florida, University of

    Development of an Integrated Sensor System for Obstacle Detection and Terrain Evaluation field of view of 50 degrees and 38 degrees, respectively. Two sensor systems were utilized to evaluate., Wexford Pennsylvania ABSTRACT This paper describes the development and performance of a sensor system

  8. The Russian oil industry between public and private governance: obstacles to international oil companies' investment strategies1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Russian oil industry between public and private governance: obstacles to international oil, July 2004 Submitted to Energy Policy The low level of involvement by international oil companies by international oil companies in that country. Meanwhile, Russia has become a principal actor on the international

  9. Strained-Si-on-Insulator (SSOI) and SiGe-on-Insulator (SGOI): Fabrication Obstacles and Solutions

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    Strained-Si-on-Insulator (SSOI) and SiGe-on-Insulator (SGOI): Fabrication Obstacles and Solutions of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 ABSTRACT Advanced CMOS substrates composed of ultra-thin strained-Cut), involves hydrogen implantation prior to wafer bonding, followed by annealing to cause delamination and

  10. THE OBSTACLE PROBLEM FOR THE p-LAPLACIAN VIA OPTIMAL STOPPING OF TUG-OF-WAR GAMES

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    Lewicka, Marta

    THE OBSTACLE PROBLEM FOR THE p-LAPLACIAN VIA OPTIMAL STOPPING OF TUG-OF-WAR GAMES MARTA LEWICKA-Laplace oper- ator. The solutions are approximated by running processes determined by tug-of-war games plus be used to write a formula similar to (1.3). Instead, we will show that one can use tug-of-war games

  11. Winning paper: Whitaker Student Scientific Paper Competition, RESNA '94 Annual Conference, Nashville, June 17-24, 1994. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE IN A SHARED-CONTROL SYSTEM

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    Borenstein, Johann

    , Nashville, June 17-24, 1994. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE IN A SHARED-CONTROL SYSTEM David A. Bell discusses the development of a new obstacle avoidance routine for the NavChair guided by design criteriaChair have lead to design criteria for control system components. The application of these criteria has

  12. Obstacles and Call to Action as a result of the Sept. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability portion of the conference.

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    Kyte, Michael

    Group 1 Obstacles and Call to Action as a result of the Sept. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability portion of the confer- ence. #12;Group 3 Obstacles and Call to Action as a result of the Sept. 22nd and 23rd Biofuels Sustainability portion of the conference

  13. Legal obstacles and incentives to the development of small scale hydroelectric power in Maryland

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    The legal and institutional obstacles to the development of small-scale hydroelectric energy at the state level in Maryland are described. The Federal government also exercises extensive regulatory authority in the area. The dual regulatory system is examined with the aim of creating a more orderly understanding of the vagaries of the system, focusing on the appropriate legal doctrine, the law of pre-emption, application of the law to the case of hydroelectric development, and an inquiry into the practical use of the doctrine by the FERC. In Maryland, by common law rule, title to all navigable waters and to the soil below the high-water mark of those waters is vested in the state as successor to the Lord Proprietary who had received it by grant from the Crown. Rights to non-navigable water, public trust doctrine, and eminent domain are also discussed. Direct and indirect regulations, continuing obligations, loan programs, and regional organizations are described in additional sections.

  14. The evolving environmental obstacles and liabilities in drilling and operating oil and natural gas wells

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    Deatherage, S.D. [Thompson & Knight P.C., Dallas, TX (United States)

    1995-06-01

    Government agencies, landowners, lenders, and investors to name a few interested parties increasingly scrutinize companies drilling for and producing oil and natural gas to evaluate their potential impact on the environment and the resulting liabilities. Concerns range from how a planned drilling operation will affect wetlands and aquatic ecosystems to the potential economic effect on an investment in a producing field from governmental or private lawsuits. In this paper, I will discuss the potential environmental obstacles and liabilities that may be presented to oil and gas companies now and in the future as their activities continue to present environmental risks. I will discuss four general categories: (1) environmental permits, licenses, or other governmental authorizations necessary to begin or continue operations, (2) civil and criminal sanctions incurred for failure to comply with environmental statutes and regulations, (3) remedial obligations imposed by environmental laws, and (4) lawsuits by landowners and others claiming property damage or personal injury due to alleged environmental contamination. Many oil and gas companies are not only assessing the effect of environmental legal liabilities on their business but also developing some form of environmental management system to address these risks.

  15. Mode mixing in sub- and trans-critical flows over an obstacle: When should Hawking's predictions be recovered?

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    Florent Michel; Renaud Parentani

    2015-08-09

    We reexamine the scattering coefficients of shallow water waves blocked by a stationary counter current over an obstacle. By considering series of background flows, we show that the most relevant parameter is $F_{\\rm max}$, the maximal value of the ratio of the flow velocity over the speed of low frequency waves. For subcritical flows, i.e., $F_{\\rm max} < 1$, there is no analogue Killing horizon and the mode amplification is strongly suppressed. Instead, when $F_{\\rm max} \\gtrsim 1.1$, the amplification is enhanced at low frequency and the spectrum closely follows Hawking's prediction. We further study subcritical flows close to that used in the Vancouver experiment. Our numerical analysis suggests that their observation of the "thermal nature of the mode conversion" is due to the relatively steep slope on the upstream side and the narrowness of the obstacle.

  16. Greater India Basin hypothesis and a two-stage Cenozoic collision between India and Asia

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    Greater India Basin hypothesis and a two-stage Cenozoic collision between India and Asia Douwe J. J and where India­Asia convergence was accommodated after collision at or be- fore 52 Ma remains a long and 25 Ma. Paleomagnetic data show that this extended continental and oceanic "Greater India" promontory

  17. Prioritizing winter habitat quality for greater sage-grouse in a landscape influenced by energy development

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    Beck, Jeffrey L.

    Prioritizing winter habitat quality for greater sage-grouse in a landscape influenced by energy, and F. C. Blomquist. 2014. Prioritizing winter habitat quality for Greater Sage-Grouse in a landscape influenced by energy development. Ecosphere 5(2):15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00238. 1 Abstract

  18. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization. Appendix H: Packaging factors for greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste

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    Quinn, G.; Grant, P.

    1991-08-01

    This report develops and presents estimates for a set of three values that represent a reasonable range for the packaging factors for several waste streams that are potential greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste. The packaging factor is defined as the volume of a greater-than-Class C low-level waste disposal container divided by the original, as-generated or ``unpackaged,`` volume of the wastes loaded into the disposal container. Packaging factors take into account any processes that reduce or increase an original unpackaged volume of a greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste, the volume inside a waste container not occupied by the waste, and the volume of the waste container itself. The three values developed represent (a) the base case or most likely value for a packaging factor, (b) a high case packaging factor that corresponds to the largest anticipated volume of waste for disposal, and (c) a low case packaging factor for the smallest volume expected. Three categories of greater-than-Class C low-level waste are evaluated in this report: activated metals, sealed sources, and all other wastes. Estimates of reasonable packaging factors for the low, base, and high cases for the specific waste streams in each category are shown in Table H-1.

  19. Nesting Range, Spatial Use, Habitat Selection and Sex Identification of the Greater Raodrunner (Geococcyx californianus) 

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    Montalvo, Andrea

    2012-11-27

    I conducted this study to better understand the greater roadrunner’s (Geococcyx californianus) spatial use, nest site selection, and sexual morphometrics. Data were first collected from a roadrunner population in Fisher County, Texas. I trapped...

  20. Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW) ...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M. On February 17, 2011, DOE issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive...

  1. The impact of multifamily development on single family home prices in the Greater Boston Area

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    Schuur, Arah (Arah Louise Adele)

    2005-01-01

    The impact of large, multifamily developments on nearby single-family home prices was tested in five towns in the Greater Boston Area. Case studies that had recent multifamily developments built near transit nodes or town ...

  2. The Potential of Distributed Cogeneration in Commercial Sites in the Greater Vancouver

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    The Potential of Distributed Cogeneration in Commercial Sites in the Greater Vancouver Regional of Resource Management PROJECT TITLE: The Potential of Distributed Cogeneration in Commercial Sites opportunities for systems that cogenerate useful heat and electricity. This form of distributed generation

  3. Blasting Our World (Joy to The World) Pedrolina "Paige" Delaperrucca and The Greater Westerly Raging Grannies

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    Nightingale, Peter

    Blasting Our World (Joy to The World) Pedrolina "Paige" Delaperrucca and The Greater Westerly of the our They Rem- We Blast- Nu- G 2 truth di- leave they king- do dom D world waste war bomb, world

  4. A Time-Periodic Bifurcation Theorem and its Application to Navier-Stokes Flow Past an Obstacle

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    Giovanni P. Galdi

    2015-08-04

    We show an abstract time-periodic bifurcation theorem in Banach spaces. The key point as well as the novelty of the method is to split the original evolution equation into two different coupled equations, one for the time-average of the sought solution and the other for the "purely periodic" component. This approach may be particularly useful in studying physical phenomena occurring in unbounded spatial regions. Actually, we furnish a significant application of the theorem, by providing sufficient conditions for time-periodic bifurcation from a steady-state flow of a Navier-Stokes liquid past a three-dimensional obstacle.

  5. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization. Appendix E-4: Packaging factors for greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste

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    Quinn, G.; Grant, P.; Winberg, M.; Williams, K.

    1994-09-01

    This report estimates packaging factors for several waste types that are potential greater-than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste (LLW). The packaging factor is defined as the volume of a GTCC LLW disposal container divided by the as-generated or ``unpackaged`` volume of the waste loaded into the disposal container. Packaging factors reflect any processes that reduce or increase an original unpackaged volume of GTCC LLW, the volume inside a waste container not occupied by the waste, and the volume of the waste container itself. Three values are developed that represent (a) the base case or most likely value for a packaging factor, (b) a high case packaging factor that corresponds to the largest anticipated disposal volume of waste, and (c) a low case packaging factor for the smallest volume expected. GTCC LLW is placed in three categories for evaluation in this report: activated metals, sealed sources, and all other waste.

  6. Radiation risk to low fluences of particles may be greater than we thought

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    on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) have recommended that estimates of cancer risk for low doseRadiation risk to low fluences of particles may be greater than we thought Hongning Zhou*, Masao to reconsider the validity of the linear extrapolation in making risk estimates for low dose, high linear

  7. The Potential of Distributed Cogeneration in Commercial Sites in the Greater Vancouver

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    that provides district heating for several buildings for example) may be economically viable, even without District By Jeremy Higham B.Sc. (Agr), University of Guelph, 1992 RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL in the Greater Vancouver Regional District PROJECT: 240 SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

  8. Recent experimental data may point to a greater role for osmotic pressures in the subsurface

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    Recent experimental data may point to a greater role for osmotic pressures in the subsurface C. E large osmotic pressures when highly compacted. In the last few years, additional laboratory and in situ experiments have greatly increased the number of data on osmotic properties of argillaceous formations

  9. Effects of wind energy development on survival of female greater prairie-chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Effects of wind energy development on survival of female greater prairie-chickens Virginia L of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA Summary 1. The potential effects of wind energy development on wildlife have received increased attention over the past decade. In Kansas, optimal sites for wind energy

  10. Space use by female Greater Prairie-Chickens in response to wind energy development

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Space use by female Greater Prairie-Chickens in response to wind energy development V. L. WINDER,1-Chickens in response to wind energy development. Ecosphere 5(1):3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ ES13-00206.1 Abstract. Wind energy development is targeted to meet 20% of U.S. energy demand by 2030. In Kansas, optimal sites

  11. Restoration of Cenozoic deformation in Asia and the size of Greater India

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    Restoration of Cenozoic deformation in Asia and the size of Greater India Douwe J. J. van 2011. [1] A long standing problem in the geological evolution of the India Asia collision zone is how and where convergence between India and Asia was accommodated since collision. Proposed collision ages vary

  12. Bark beetles, fuels and future fire hazard in contrasting conifer forests of Greater Yellowstone

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    Turner, Monica G.

    1 Bark beetles, fuels and future fire hazard in contrasting conifer forests of Greater Yellowstone. Insects and fire have tremendous ecological and economic effects in western forests, yet surprisingly fire hazard in two widespread but contrasting forest types, lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and Douglas

  13. LYAPOUNOV NORMS FOR RANDOM WALKS IN LOW DISORDER AND DIMENSION GREATER THAN THREE.

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    Johansen, Adam

    LYAPOUNOV NORMS FOR RANDOM WALKS IN LOW DISORDER AND DIMENSION GREATER THAN THREE. N. ZYGOURAS, it is shown by Zerner [11] that there exists a nondegenerate norm (·) on Rd such that for P - a.e. disorder decay of it. It turns out that this is governed by the annealed Lyapounov norm (x), x Zd and in analogy

  14. DESCRIPTION OF HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA Connecticut Children's Medical Center

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    Page 27 DESCRIPTION OF HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA Connecticut Children's Medical Center Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for- profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  15. Citizen Science System Assemblages: Toward Greater Understanding of Technologies to Support Crowdsourced

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    Crowston, Kevin

    Citizen Science System Assemblages: Toward Greater Understanding of Technologies to Support crowston@syr.edu ABSTRACT We explore the nature of technologies to support citizen science, a method different citizen science platforms may be comprised of widely varying functionalities, yet still support

  16. FORT UNION COAL IN THE GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, EAST FLANK OF THE ROCK SPRINGS UPLIFT,

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    Chapter GS FORT UNION COAL IN THE GREATER GREEN RIVER BASIN, EAST FLANK OF THE ROCK SPRINGS UPLIFT 1999 Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky in the toolbar to return. 1999 Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky

  17. 4.9 NON-POINT SOURCE CONTAMINATION IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF GREATER VANCOUVER by Kenneth J. Hall

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    109 4.9 NON-POINT SOURCE CONTAMINATION IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF GREATER VANCOUVER 4.9 by Kenneth, Vancouver, B.C. NON-POINT SOURCE CONTAMINATION IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF GREATER VANCOUVER: A CASE STUDY;110 4.9 NON-POINT SOURCE CONTAMINATION IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF GREATER VANCOUVER THE BRUNETTE RIVER

  18. Hydrology of the Greater Tongonan geothermal system, Philippines, as deduced from geochemical and isotopic data

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    Alvis-Isidro, R.R.; Solana, R.R.; D`amore, F.; Nuti, S.; Gonfiantini, R.

    1993-10-01

    Fluids in the Greater Tongonan geothermal system exhibit a large positive {sup 18}O shift from the Leyte meteoric water line. However, there is also a significant shift in {sup 2}H. The {delta}{sup 2}H-{delta}{sup 18}O plot shows that the geothermal fluids may be derived by the mixing of meteoric water with local magmatic water. The most enriched water in the Greater Tongonan system, in terms of {delta}{sup 18}O, {delta}{sup 2}H and Cl, is comprised of approximately 40% magmatic water. Baseline isotope results support a hydrogeochemical model in which there is increasing meteoric water dilution to the southeast, from Mahiao to Sambaloran and towards Malitbog. The Cl-{delta}{sup 18}O plot confirms that the geothermal fluid in Mahanagdong, further southeast, is distinct from that of the Mahiao-Sambaloran-Malitbog system.

  19. Drilling Off-Shore (Mademoiselle From Armentiers) Pedrolina "Paige" Delaparrucca and the Greater Westerly Grannies

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    Nightingale, Peter

    Drilling Off-Shore (Mademoiselle From Armentiers) Pedrolina "Paige" Delaparrucca and the Greater- George ofU Old Drill- Litt- heat lost had need had get E his no more his more belch, ba- Bush, A, Rea Car- Ba- Litt- U Old Drill- B 7 5 bon rack le S Ron- ing more oil, D o we his no more his in ma who we

  20. High frequency limit of the Transport Cross Section and boundedness of the Total Cross Section in scattering by an obstacle with impedance boundary conditions

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    A. I. Aleksenko; J. P. Cruz; E. L. Lakshtanov

    2007-12-19

    The scalar scattering of the plane wave by a strictly convex obstacle with impedance boundary conditions is considered. The uniform boundedness of the Total Cross Section for all values of frequencies is proved. The high frequency limit of the Transport Cross Section is founded and presented as a classical functional of the variational theory.

  1. Method to produce alumina aerogels having porosities greater than 80 percent

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    Poco, John F.; Hrubesh, Lawrence W.

    2003-09-16

    A two-step method for producing monolithic alumina aerogels having porosities of greater than 80 percent. Very strong, very low density alumina aerogel monoliths are prepared using the two-step sol-gel process. The method of preparing pure alumina aerogel modifies the prior known sol method by combining the use of substoichiometric water for hydrolysis, the use of acetic acid to control hydrolysis/condensation, and high temperature supercritical drying, all of which contribute to the formation of a polycrystalline aerogel microstructure. This structure provides exceptional mechanical properties of the alumina aerogel, as well as enhanced thermal resistance and high temperature stability.

  2. Activities of ?-ray emitting isotopes in rainwater from Greater Sudbury, Canada following the Fukushima incident

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    B. T. Cleveland; F. A. Duncan; I. T. Lawson; N. J. T. Smith; E. Vazquez-Jauregui

    2012-02-29

    We report the activity measured in rainwater samples collected in the Greater Sudbury area of eastern Canada on 3, 16, 20, and 26 April 2011. The samples were gamma-ray counted in a germanium detector and the isotopes 131I and 137Cs, produced by the fission of 235U, and 134Cs, produced by neutron capture on 133Cs, were observed at elevated levels compared to a reference sample of ice-water. These elevated activities are ascribed to the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex in Japan that followed the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The activity levels observed at no time presented health concerns.

  3. Beyond the Inventory: An Interagency Collaboration to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Greater Yellowstone Area

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    Kandt, A.; Hotchkiss, E.; Fiebig, M.

    2010-10-01

    As one of the largest, intact ecosystems in the continental United States, land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) have recognized the importance of compiling and understanding agency greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The 10 Federal units within the GYA have taken an active role in compiling GHG inventories on a unit- and ecosystem-wide level, setting goals for GHG mitigation, and identifying mitigation strategies for achieving those goals. This paper details the processes, methodologies, challenges, solutions, and lessons learned by the 10 Federal units within the GYA throughout this ongoing effort.

  4. Enabling Greater Penetration of Solar Power via the Use of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage

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    Denholm, P.; Mehos, M.

    2011-11-01

    At high penetration of solar generation there are a number of challenges to economically integrating this variable and uncertain resource. These include the limited coincidence between the solar resource and normal demand patterns and limited flexibility of conventional generators to accommodate variable generation resources. Of the large number of technologies that can be used to enable greater penetration of variable generators, concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) presents a number of advantages. The use of storage enables this technology to shift energy production to periods of high demand or reduced solar output. In addition, CSP can provide substantial grid flexibility by rapidly changing output in response to the highly variable net load created by high penetration of solar (and wind) generation. In this work we examine the degree to which CSP may be complementary to PV by performing a set of simulations in the U.S. Southwest to demonstrate the general potential of CSP with TES to enable greater use of solar generation, including additional PV.

  5. Hydrology of the Greater Tongonan Geothermal system, Philippines and its implications to field exploitation

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    Seastres, J.S. Jr.; Salonga, N.D.; Saw, V.S.

    1996-12-31

    The Greater Tongonan Geothermal Field will be operating a total of 694 MWe by July 1997. The field has produced steam for the 112.5 MWe Tongonan I power plant since June 1983. With massive fluid withdrawal starting July 1996, a pre-commissioning hydrology was constructed to assess its implications to field exploitation. Pressure drawdown centered at well 106 in Mahiao was induced by fluid withdrawal at Tongonan-I production field. This drawdown will be accelerated by major steam withdrawal (734 kg/s) upon commissioning of power plants at Mahiao, Sambaloran and Malitbog sectors. To resolve this concern, fluid injection will be conducted at the periphery of Mahiao to provide recharge of reheated reinjection fluids in the reservoir. At Mahanagdong, the acidic fluid breakthrough will unlikely occur since the acidic zone north of this sector is not hydrologically well-connected to the main neutral-pH reservoir as indicated by pressure profiles.

  6. Department of Energy treatment capabilities for greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste

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    Morrell, D.K.; Fischer, D.K.

    1995-01-01

    This report provides brief profiles for 26 low-level and high-level waste treatment capabilities available at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), Rocky Flats Plant (RFP), Savannah River Site (SRS), and West Valley Demonstration Plant (WVDP). Six of the treatments have potential use for greater-than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW). They include: (a) the glass ceramic process and (b) the Waste Experimental Reduction Facility incinerator at INEL; (c) the Super Compaction and Repackaging Facility and (d) microwave melting solidification at RFP; (e) the vitrification plant at SRS; and (f) the vitrification plant at WVDP. No individual treatment has the capability to treat all GTCC LLW streams. It is recommended that complete physical and chemical characterizations be performed for each GTCC waste stream, to permit using multiple treatments for GTCC LLW.

  7. Climatological simulations of ozone and atmospheric aerosols in the Greater Cairo region

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    Steiner, A. L.; Tawfik, A. B.; Shalaby, A.; Zakey, A. S.; Abdel Wahab, M. M.; Salah, Z.; Solmon, F.; Sillman, S.; Zaveri, Rahul A.

    2014-04-16

    An integrated chemistry-climate model (RegCM4-CHEM) simulates present-day climate, ozone and tropospheric aerosols over Egypt with a focus on Greater Cairo (GC) region. The densley populated GC region is known for its severe air quality issues driven by high levels of anthropogenic pollution in conjuction with natural sources such as dust and agricultural burning events. We find that current global emission inventories underestimate key pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and anthropogenic aerosol species. In the GC region, average-ground-based NO2 observations of 40-60 ppb are substantially higher than modeled estimates (5-10 ppb), likely due to model grid resolution, improper boundary layer representation, and poor emissions inventories. Observed ozone concentrations range from 35 ppb (winter) to 80 ppb (summer). The model reproduces the seasonal cycle fairly well, but modeled summer ozone is understimated by approximately 15 ppb and exhibits little interannual variability. For aerosols, springtime dust events dominate the seasonal aerosol cycle. The chemistry-climate model captures the springtime peak aerosol optical depth (AOD) of 0.7-1 but is slightly greater than satellite-derived AOD. Observed AOD decreases in the summer and increases again in the fall due to agricultural burning events in the Nile Delta, yet the model underestimates this fall observed AOD peak, as standard emissions inventories underestimate this burning and the resulting aerosol emissions. Our comparison of modeled gas and particulate phase atmospheric chemistry in the GC region indicates that improved emissions inventories of mobile sources and other anthropogenic activities are needed to improve air quality simulations in this region.

  8. The hydrological model of the Mahanagdong sector, Greater Tongonan Geothermal Field, Philippines

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    Herras, E.B.; Licup, A.C. Jr.; Vicedo, R.O.

    1996-12-31

    The Mahanagdong sector of the Greater Tongonan Geothermal Field is committed to supply 180 MWe of steam by mid-1997. An updated hydrological model was constructed based on available geoscientific and reservoir engineering data from a total of 34 wells drilled in the area. The Mahanagdong; resource is derived from a fracture-controlled and volcano hosted geothermal system characterized by neutral to slightly alkali-chloride fluids with reservoir temperatures exceeding 295{degrees}C. A major upflow region was identified in the vicinity of MG-3D, MG-14D and MG-5D. Isochemical contours indicate outflowing fluids with temperatures of 270-275{degrees}C to the south and west. Its southwesterly flow is restricted by the intersection of the impermeable Mahanagdong Claystone near MG-10D, which delimits the southern part of the resource. Low temperature (<200{degrees}C), shallow inflows are evident at the west near MG-4D and MG-17D wells which act as a cold recharge in this sector.

  9. Eocene climates, depositional environments, and geography, greater Green River basin, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado

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    Roehler, H.W.

    1993-12-31

    The climates, depositional environments, and geography of Eocene rocks in the greater Green River basin are investigated to determine the origin, mode of deposition, and areal distribution of the Wasatch, Green River, Bridger, and Washakie Formations. The data indicate that Eocene climates ranged from cool temperature to tropical and were affected by both terrestrial and astronomical factors. The terrestrial factors were mainly latitude, altitude, regional geography, tectonism, and volcanism. The astronomical factors are interpreted from reptitious rock sequences in the Wilkins Peak Member of the Green River Formation that record seasonal changes, 21,000 year precession of the equinox cycles, 100,000 year eccentricity cycles, and an undetermined cycle of 727,000 years. Eight depositional environments are identified, discussed, and illustrated by diagrams, columnar sections, and photographs. They are: (1) fluvial, (2) paludal, (3) freshwater lacustrine, (4) saltwater lacustrine, (5) pond and playa lake, (6) evaporite (salt pan), (7) mudflat, and (8) volcanic and fluviovolcanic. The areal distribution of the eight depositional environments in the Wasatch, Green River, Bridger, and Washakie Formations is illustrated by photographs and 13 paleogeographic maps. 76 refs., 90 figs.

  10. Confronting Challenges | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p aDepartment ofCommercialEnergyDepartment ofHeatingandUS Developing

  11. Wintertime aerosol chemical composition, volatility, and spatial variability in the greater London area

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    Xu, L.; Williams, L. R.; Young, D. E.; Allan, J. D.; Coe, H.; Massoli, P.; Fortner, E.; Chhabra, P.; Herndon, S.; Brooks, W. A.; et al

    2015-08-28

    The composition of PM1 (particulate matter with diameter less than 1 ?m) in the greater London area was characterized during the Clean Air for London (ClearfLo) project in winter 2012. Two High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometers (HR-ToF-AMS) were deployed at a rural site (Detling, Kent) and an urban site (North Kensington, London). The simultaneous and high-temporal resolution measurements at the two sites provide a unique opportunity to investigate the spatial distribution of PM1. We find that the organic aerosol (OA) concentration is comparable between the rural and urban sites, but the sources of OA are distinctly different. The concentration ofmore »solid fuel OA at the urban site is about twice as high as at the rural site, due to elevated domestic heating in the urban area. While the concentrations of oxygenated OA (OOA) are well-correlated between the two sites, the OOA concentration at the rural site is almost twice that of the urban site. At the rural site, more than 70 % of the carbon in OOA is estimated to be non-fossil, which suggests that OOA is likely related to aged biomass burning considering the small amount of biogenic SOA in winter. Thus, it is possible that the biomass burning OA contributes a larger fraction of ambient OA in wintertime than what previous field studies have suggested. A suite of instruments was deployed downstream of a thermal denuder (TD) to investigate the volatility of PM1 species at the rural Detling site. After heating at 250 °C in the TD, 40 % of the residual mass is OA, indicating the presence of non-volatile organics in the aerosol. Although the OA associated with refractory black carbon (rBC, measured by a soot-particle aerosol mass spectrometer) only accounts for « less

  12. Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care

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    Allison Townsend; Galena Kolchugina

    2006-01-01

    of the Office of Asset Management of the Greater Los AngelesGLA Department of Asset Management will benefit most fromby the GLA Office of Asset Management. Recommendation #2: If

  13. The SQUARE-NURSE merger in Greater Manchester : the impact of social and spatial identity on phonological variation 

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    Barras, William

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the SQUARE/NURSE merger in three neighbouring locations in Greater Manchester. Several approaches are used to provide explanations for the geographical patterns of variation that are observed. These ...

  14. Extracting the geometry of an obstacle and a zeroth-order coefficient of a boundary condition via the enclosure method using a single reflected wave over a finite time interval

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    Masaru Ikehata

    2013-10-30

    This paper considers an inverse problem for the classical wave equation in an exterior domain. It is a mathematical interpretation of an inverse obstacle problem which employs the dynamical scattering data of acoustic wave over a finite time interval. It is assumed that the wave satisfies a Robin type boundary condition with an unknown variable coefficient. The wave is generated by the initial data localized outside the obstacle and observed over a finite time interval at the same place as the support of the initial data. It is already known that, using the enclosure method, one can extract the maximum sphere whose exterior encloses the obstacle, from the data. In this paper, it is shown that the enclosure method enables us to extract also: (i) a quantity which indicates the deviation of the geometry between the maximum sphere and the boundary of the obstacle at the first reflection points of the wave; (ii) the value of the coefficient of the boundary condition at an arbitrary first reflection point of the wave provided, for example, the surface of the obstacle is known in a neighbourhood of the point. Another new obtained knowledge is that: the enclosure method can cover the case when the data are taken over a sphere whose centre coincides with that of the support of an initial data and yields corresponding results to (i) and (ii).

  15. The Java programming language is acheiving greater accep-tance in high-end embedded systems such as cellphones and

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    Bhattacharyya, Shuvra S.

    been explored recently. TurboJ [4] speeds up execution by compiling bytecode to native code aheadAbstract The Java programming language is acheiving greater accep- tance in high-end embedded and bytecode. Bytecode is object code that is processed by a program, referred to as the Java Virtual Machine

  16. Chemical reactions at the single molecule level Two molecules may have greater stability as a complex or as

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    Albert, Réka

    Chemical reactions at the single molecule level · Two molecules may have greater stability is the more favorable one · For two molecules to undergo a chemical reaction, they must encounter each other. · In a gaseous mixture of two molecular species the average probability that a reaction takes place is = (c dt

  17. Wind Turbine Towers for Greater Hub Heights Why higher wind turbine tower can contribute to increase energy

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    McCalley, James D.

    towers represent 26% of the total WTG (Wind Turbine Generator) cost #12;Why concrete towerWind Turbine Towers for Greater Hub Heights Why higher wind turbine tower can contribute to increase energy output? · Energy output is proportional to the cube of wind velocity, 100m towers (versus

  18. Observations and Tectonic Setting of Historic and Instrumentally Located Earthquakes in the Greater New York CityPhiladelphia Area

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    in the Greater New York City­Philadelphia Area by Lynn R. Sykes, John G. Armbruster, Won-Young Kim, and Leonardo Seeber Abstract A catalog of 383 earthquakes in southeastern New York, southwestern Connecticut, northern New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania, including metropolitan New York City and Philadelphia

  19. Activities of \\gamma-ray emitting isotopes in rainwater from Greater Sudbury, Canada following the Fukushima incident

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    Cleveland, B T; Lawson, I T; Smith, N J T; Vazquez-Jauregui, E

    2012-01-01

    We report the activity measured in rainwater samples collected in the Greater Sudbury area of eastern Canada on 3, 16, 20, and 26 April 2011. The samples were gamma-ray counted in a germanium detector and the isotopes 131I and 137Cs, produced by the fission of 235U, and 134Cs, produced by neutron capture on 133Cs, were observed at elevated levels compared to a reference sample of ice-water. These elevated activities are ascribed to the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex in Japan that followed the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The activity levels observed at no time presented health concerns.

  20. A Methodology for the Assessment of Unconventional (Continuous) Resources with an Application to the Greater Natural Buttes Gas Field, Utah

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    Olea, Ricardo A.; Cook, Troy A.; Coleman, James L.

    2010-12-15

    The Greater Natural Buttes tight natural gas field is an unconventional (continuous) accumulation in the Uinta Basin, Utah, that began production in the early 1950s from the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group. Three years later, production was extended to the Eocene Wasatch Formation. With the exclusion of 1100 non-productive ('dry') wells, we estimate that the final recovery from the 2500 producing wells existing in 2007 will be about 1.7 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) (48.2 billion cubic meters (BCM)). The use of estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) per well is common in assessments of unconventional resources, and it is one of the main sources of information to forecast undiscovered resources. Each calculated recovery value has an associated drainage area that generally varies from well to well and that can be mathematically subdivided into elemental subareas of constant size and shape called cells. Recovery per 5-acre cells at Greater Natural Buttes shows spatial correlation; hence, statistical approaches that ignore this correlation when inferring EUR values for untested cells do not take full advantage of all the information contained in the data. More critically, resulting models do not match the style of spatial EUR fluctuations observed in nature. This study takes a new approach by applying spatial statistics to model geographical variation of cell EUR taking into account spatial correlation and the influence of fractures. We applied sequential indicator simulation to model non-productive cells, while spatial mapping of cell EUR was obtained by applying sequential Gaussian simulation to provide multiple versions of reality (realizations) having equal chances of being the correct model. For each realization, summation of EUR in cells not drained by the existing wells allowed preparation of a stochastic prediction of undiscovered resources, which range between 2.6 and 3.4 TSCF (73.6 and 96.3 BCM) with a mean of 2.9 TSCF (82.1 BCM) for Greater Natural Buttes. A second approach illustrates the application of multiple-point simulation to assess a hypothetical frontier area for which there is no production information but which is regarded as being similar to Greater Natural Buttes.

  1. Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development - An Application on Alternative Fuels in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Region

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    Shropshire, D.E.; Cobb, D.A.; Worhach, P.; Jacobson, J.J.; Berrett, S.

    2000-12-30

    The Demonstration of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Development project integrated the Bechtel/Nexant Industrial Materials Exchange Planner and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory System Dynamic models, demonstrating their capabilities on alternative fuel applications in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton Park system. The combined model, called the Dynamic Industrial Material Exchange, was used on selected test cases in the Greater Yellow Teton Parks region to evaluate economic, environmental, and social implications of alternative fuel applications, and identifying primary and secondary industries. The test cases included looking at compressed natural gas applications in Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, and studying ethanol use in Yellowstone National Park and gateway cities in Montana. With further development, the system could be used to assist decision-makers (local government, planners, vehicle purchasers, and fuel suppliers) in selecting alternative fuels, vehicles, and developing AF infrastructures. The system could become a regional AF market assessment tool that could help decision-makers understand the behavior of the AF market and conditions in which the market would grow. Based on this high level market assessment, investors and decision-makers would become more knowledgeable of the AF market opportunity before developing detailed plans and preparing financial analysis.

  2. Potential co-disposal of greater-than-class C low-level radioactive waste with Department of Energy special case waste - greater-than-class C low-level waste management program

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    Allred, W.E.

    1994-09-01

    This document evaluates the feasibility of co-disposing of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW) with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) special case waste (SCW). This document: (1) Discusses and evaluates key issues concerning co-disposal of GTCC LLW with SCW. This includes examining these issues in terms of regulatory concerns, technical feasibility, and economics; (2) Examines advantages and disadvantages of such co-disposal; and (3) Makes recommendations. Research and analysis of the issues presented in this report indicate that it would be technically and economically feasible to co-dispose of GTCC LLW with DOE SCW. However, a dilemma will likely arise in the current division of regulatory responsibilities between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and DOE (i.e., current requirement for disposal of GTCC LLW in a facility licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission). DOE SCW is currently not subject to this licensing requirement.

  3. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization. Appendix A-2: Timing of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants

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    Steinke, W.F.

    1994-09-01

    Planning for the storage or disposal of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW) requires characterization of that waste. Timing, or the date the waste will require storage or disposal, is an integral aspect of that planning. The majority of GTCC LLW is generated by nuclear power plants, and the length of time a reactor remains operational directly affects the amount of GTCC waste expected from that reactor. This report uses data from existing literature to develop high, base, and low case estimates for the number of plants expected to experience (a) early shutdown, (b) 40-year operation, or (c) life extension to 60-year operation. The discussion includes possible effects of advanced light water reactor technology on future GTCC LLW generation. However, the main focus of this study is timing for shutdown of current technology reactors that are under construction or operating.

  4. Evaluation of Department of Energy-Held Potential Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste. Revision 1

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    NONE

    1994-09-01

    A number of commercial facilities have generated potential greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW), and, through contractual arrangements with the US Department of Energy (DOE) or for health and safety reasons, DOE is storing the waste. This report presents the results of an assessment conducted by the GTCC LLW Management Program to consider specific circumstances under which DOE accepted the waste, and to determine whether disposal in a facility licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or by DOE in a nonlicensed facility, is appropriate. Input from EG&G Idaho, Inc., and DOE Idaho Operations Office legal departments concerning the disposal requirements of this waste were the basis for the decision process used in this report.

  5. Catalog of documents produced by the Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Waste Management Program

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    Winberg, M.R.

    1995-03-01

    This catalog provides a ready reference for documents prepared by the Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Waste (GTCC LLW) Management Program. The GTCC LLW Management Program is part of the National Low-Level Waste Management Program (NLLWMP). The NLLWMP is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and is responsible for assisting the DOE in meeting its obligations under Public Law 99-240, The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985. This law assigns DOE the responsibility of ensuring the safe disposal of GTCC LLW in a facility licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NLLWMP is managed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL).

  6. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization. Appendix E-2: Mixed GTCC LLW assessment

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    Kirner, N.P. [Ebasco Environmental, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    1994-09-01

    Mixed greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (mixed GTCC LLW) is waste that combines two characteristics: it is radioactive, and it is hazardous. This report uses information compiled from Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Characterization: Estimated Volumes, Radionuclide Activities, and Other Characteristics (DOE/LLW 1 14, Revision 1), and applies it to the question of how much and what types of mixed GTCC LLW are generated and are likely to require disposal in facilities jointly regulated by the DOE and the NRC. The report describes how to classify a RCRA hazardous waste, and then applies that classification process to the 41 GTCC LLW waste types identified in the DOE/LLW-114 (Revision 1). Of the 41 GTCC LLW categories identified, only six were identified in this study as potentially requiring regulation as hazardous waste under RCRA. These wastes can be combined into the following three groups: fuel-in decontamination resins, organic liquids, and process waste consisting of lead scrap/shielding from a sealed source manufacturer. For the base case, no mixed GTCC LLW is expected from nuclear utilities or sealed source licensees, whereas only 177 ml of mixed GTCC LLW are expected to be produced by other generators through the year 2035. This relatively small volume represents approximately 40% of the base case estimate for GTCC wastes from other generators. For these other generators, volume estimates for mixed GTCC LLW ranged from less than 1 m{sup 3} to 187 m{sup 3}, depending on assumptions and treatments applied to the wastes.

  7. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization: Estimated volumes, radionuclide activities, and other characteristics

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    Hulse, R.A.

    1991-08-01

    Planning for storage or disposal of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW) requires characterization of that waste to estimate volumes, radionuclide activities, and waste forms. Data from existing literature, disposal records, and original research were used to estimate the characteristics and project volumes and radionuclide activities to the year 2035. GTCC LLW is categorized as: nuclear utilities waste, sealed sources waste, DOE-held potential GTCC LLW; and, other generator waste. It has been determined that the largest volume of those wastes, approximately 57%, is generated by nuclear power plants. The Other Generator waste category contributes approximately 10% of the total GTCC LLW volume projected to the year 2035. Waste held by the Department of Energy, which is potential GTCC LLW, accounts for nearly 33% of all waste projected to the year 2035; however, no disposal determination has been made for that waste. Sealed sources are less than 0.2% of the total projected volume of GTCC LLW.

  8. Preliminary identification of potentially disruptive scenarios at the Greater Confinement Disposal Facility, Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site

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    Guzowski, R.V.; Newman, G.

    1993-12-01

    The Greater Confinement Disposal location is being evaluated to determine whether defense-generated transuranic waste buried at this location complies with the Containment Requirements established by the US Environmental Protection Agency. One step in determining compliance is to identify those combinations of events and processes (scenarios) that define possible future states of the disposal system for which performance assessments must be performed. An established scenario-development procedure was used to identify a comprehensive set of mutually exclusive scenarios. To assure completeness, 761 features, events, processes, and other listings (FEPS) were compiled from 11 references. This number was reduced to 205 primarily through the elimination of duplications. The 205 FEPs were screened based on site-specific, goal-specific, and regulatory criteria. Four events survived screening and were used in preliminary scenario development: (1) exploratory drilling penetrates a GCD borehole, (2) drilling of a withdrawal/injection well penetrates a GCD borehole, (3) subsidence occurs at the RWMS, and (4) irrigation occurs at the RWMS. A logic diagram was used to develop 16 scenarios from the four events. No screening of these scenarios was attempted at this time. Additional screening of the currently retained events and processes will be based on additional data and information from site-characterization activities. When screening of the events and processes is completed, a final set of scenarios will be developed and screened based on consequence and probability of occurrence.

  9. Vitrification treatment options for disposal of greater-than-Class-C low-level waste in a deep geologic repository

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    Fullmer, K.S.; Fish, L.W.; Fischer, D.K.

    1994-11-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE), in keeping with their responsibility under Public Law 99-240, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, is investigating several disposal options for greater-than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW), including emplacement in a deep geologic repository. At the present time vitrification, namely borosilicate glass, is the standard waste form assumed for high-level waste accepted into the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System. This report supports DOE`s investigation of the deep geologic disposal option by comparing the vitrification treatments that are able to convert those GTCC LLWs that are inherently migratory into stable waste forms acceptable for disposal in a deep geologic repository. Eight vitrification treatments that utilize glass, glass ceramic, or basalt waste form matrices are identified. Six of these are discussed in detail, stating the advantages and limitations of each relative to their ability to immobilize GTCC LLW. The report concludes that the waste form most likely to provide the best composite of performance characteristics for GTCC process waste is Iron Enriched Basalt 4 (IEB4).

  10. Vision-based obstacle avoidance

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    Galbraith, John (Los Alamos, NM)

    2006-07-18

    A method for allowing a robot to avoid objects along a programmed path: first, a field of view for an electronic imager of the robot is established along a path where the electronic imager obtains the object location information within the field of view; second, a population coded control signal is then derived from the object location information and is transmitted to the robot; finally, the robot then responds to the control signal and avoids the detected object.

  11. MA69400 Obstacle Type Problems

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    Aug 23, 2010 ... transitions and fluid mechanics. ... The objective in this course is to give an introduction to the theory of ... classification of global solutions, geometric and energy criterions for the regularity of the free boundary, singular points.

  12. Reciprocally-rotating Velocity Obstacles 

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    Giese, Andrew W

    2014-04-18

    Modern multi-agent systems frequently use high-level planners to extract basic paths for agents, and then rely on local collision avoidance to ensure that the agents reach their destinations without colliding with one another...

  13. Natural Recharge to the Unconfined Aquifer System on the Hanford Site from the Greater Cold Creek Watershed: Progress Report 2004

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    Waichler, Scott R.; Wigmosta, Mark S.; Coleman, Andre M.

    2004-09-14

    Movement of contaminants in groundwater at the Hanford Site is heavily dependent on recharge to the unconfined aquifer. As the effects of past artificial discharges dissipate, the water table is expected to return to more natural conditions, and natural recharge will become the driving force when evaluating future groundwater flow conditions and related contaminant transport. Previous work on the relationship of natural recharge to groundwater movement at the Hanford Site has focused on direct recharge from infiltrating rainfall and snowmelt within the area represented by the Sitewide Groundwater Model (SGM) domain. However, part of the groundwater recharge at Hanford is provided by flow from Greater Cold Creek watershed (GCC), a large drainage area on the western boundary of the Hanford Site that includes Cold Creek Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Hanford side of Rattlesnake Mountain. This study was undertaken to estimate the recharge from GCC, which is believed to enter the unconfined aquifer as both infiltrating streamflow and shallow subsurface flow. To estimate recharge, the Distributed Hydrology-Soil-Vegetation Model (DHSVM) was used to simulate a detailed water balance of GCC from 1956 to 2001 at a spatial resolution of 200~m and a temporal resolution of one hour. For estimating natural recharge to Hanford from watersheds along its western and southwestern boundaries, the most important aspects that need to be considered are 1)~distribution and relative magnitude of precipitation and evapotranspiration over the watershed, 2)~streamflow generation at upper elevations and infiltration at lower elevations during rare runoff events, and 3)~permeability of the basalt bedrock surface underlying the soil mantle.

  14. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization: Estimated volumes, radionuclide activities, and other characteristics. Revision 1

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    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    The Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) planning for the disposal of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW) requires characterization of the waste. This report estimates volumes, radionuclide activities, and waste forms of GTCC LLW to the year 2035. It groups the waste into four categories, representative of the type of generator or holder of the waste: Nuclear Utilities, Sealed Sources, DOE-Held, and Other Generator. GTCC LLW includes activated metals (activation hardware from reactor operation and decommissioning), process wastes (i.e., resins, filters, etc.), sealed sources, and other wastes routinely generated by users of radioactive material. Estimates reflect the possible effect that packaging and concentration averaging may have on the total volume of GTCC LLW. Possible GTCC mixed LLW is also addressed. Nuclear utilities will probably generate the largest future volume of GTCC LLW with 65--83% of the total volume. The other generators will generate 17--23% of the waste volume, while GTCC sealed sources are expected to contribute 1--12%. A legal review of DOE`s obligations indicates that the current DOE-Held wastes described in this report will not require management as GTCC LLW because of the contractual circumstances under which they were accepted for storage. This report concludes that the volume of GTCC LLW should not pose a significant management problem from a scientific or technical standpoint. The projected volume is small enough to indicate that a dedicated GTCC LLW disposal facility may not be justified. Instead, co-disposal with other waste types is being considered as an option.

  15. Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Use and Population Demographics at the Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area, Carbon County, Wyoming

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    Gregory D. Johnson; Chad W. LeBeau; Ryan Nielsen; Troy Rintz; Jamey Eddy; Matt Holloran

    2012-03-27

    This study was conducted to obtain baseline data on use of the proposed Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area (SRWRA) in Carbon County, Wyoming by greater sage-grouse. The first two study years were designed to determine pre-construction seasonally selected habitats and population-level vital rates (productivity and survival). The presence of an existing wind energy facility in the project area, the PacifiCorp Seven Mile Hill (SMH) project, allowed us to obtain some information on initial sage-grouse response to wind turbines the first two years following construction. To our knowledge these are the first quantitative data on sage-grouse response to an existing wind energy development. This report presents results of the first two study years (April 1, 2009 through March 30, 2011). This study was selected for continued funding by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Sage-Grouse Collaborative (NWCC-SGC) and has been ongoing since March 30, 2011. Future reports summarizing results of this research will be distributed through the NWCC-SGC. To investigate population trends through time, we determined the distribution and numbers of males using leks throughout the study area, which included a 4-mile radius buffer around the SRWRA. Over the 2-year study, 116 female greater sage-grouse were captured by spotlighting and use of hoop nets on roosts surrounding leks during the breeding period. Radio marked birds were located anywhere from twice a week to once a month, depending on season. All radio-locations were classified to season. We developed predictor variables used to predict success of fitness parameters and relative probability of habitat selection within the SRWRA and SMH study areas. Anthropogenic features included paved highways, overhead transmission lines, wind turbines and turbine access roads. Environmental variables included vegetation and topography features. Home ranges were estimated using a kernel density estimator. We developed resource selection functions (RSF) to estimate probability of selection within the SRWRA and SMH. Fourteen active greater sage-grouse leks were documented during lek surveys Mean lek size decreased from 37 in 2008 to 22 in 2010. Four leks located 0.61, 1.3, 1.4 and 2.5 km from the nearest wind turbine remained active throughout the study, but the total number of males counted on these four leks decreased from 162 the first year prior to construction (2008), to 97 in 2010. Similar lek declines were noted in regional leks not associated with wind energy development throughout Carbon County. We obtained 2,659 sage-grouse locations from radio-equipped females, which were used to map use of each project area by season. The sage-grouse populations within both study areas are relatively non-migratory, as radio-marked sage-grouse used similar areas during all annual life cycles. Potential impacts to sage-grouse from wind energy infrastructure are not well understood. The data rom this study provide insight into the early interactions of wind energy infrastructure and sage-grouse. Nest success and brood-rearing success were not statistically different between areas with and without wind energy development in the short-term. Nest success also was not influenced by anthropogenic features such as turbines in the short-term. Additionally, female survival was similar among both study areas, suggesting wind energy infrastructure was not impacting female survival in the short-term; however, further analysis is needed to identify habitats with different levels of risk to better understand the impact of wind enregy development on survival. Nest and brood-rearing habitat selection were not influenced by turbines in the short-term; however, summer habitat selection occurred within habitats closer to wind turbines. Major roads were avoided in both study areas and during most of the seasons. The impact of transmission lines varied among study areas, suggesting other landscape features may be influencing selection. The data provided in this report are preliminary and are not meant to provide a basis for fo

  16. Guest Editors' Introduction: Confronting the Hardware

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    , or foundry. Detection of such alterations (i.e., hardware Trojans) is extremely difficult since a very large of interest for this special issue were Trojan detection and isolation, authenticating the foundry of origin

  17. Confronting Dilaton-exchange gravity with experiments

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    H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus; H. Päs; U. Sarkar

    2000-08-16

    We study the experimental constraints on theories, where the equivalence principle is violated by dilaton-exchange contributions to the usual graviton-exchange gravity. We point out that in this case it is not possible to have any CPT violation and hence there is no constraint from the CPT violating measurements in the $K-$system. The most stringent bound is obtained from the $K_L - K_S$ mass difference. In contrast, neither neutrino oscillation experiments nor neutrinoless double beta decay imply significant constraints.

  18. Particle physics confronts the solar neutrino problem

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    Pal, P.B.

    1991-06-01

    This review has four parts. In Part I, we describe the reactions that produce neutrinos in the sun and the expected flux of those neutrinos on the earth. We then discuss the detection of these neutrinos, and how the results obtained differ from the theoretical expectations, leading to what is known as the solar neutrino problem. In Part II, we show how neutrino oscillations can provide a solution to the solar neutrino problem. This includes vacuum oscillations, as well as matter enhanced oscillations. In Part III, we discuss the possibility of time variation of the neutrino flux and how a magnetic moment of the neutrino can solve the problem. WE also discuss particle physics models which can give rise to the required values of magnetic moments. In Part IV, we present some concluding remarks and outlook for the recent future.

  19. Nonlinear hydrodynamic response confronts LHC data

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    Yan, Li; Ollitrault, Jean-Yves

    2016-01-01

    Higher order harmonic flow $v_n$ (with $n\\ge4$) in heavy-ion collisions can be measured either with respect to their own plane, or with respect to a plane constructed using lower-order harmonics. By assuming that higher flow harmonics are the superposition of medium nonlinear and linear responses to initial anisotropies, we propose a set of nonlinear response coefficients $\\chi_n$'s, which are independent of initial state by construction. In experiments, $\\chi_n$'s can be extracted as the ratio between higher order harmonic flow measured in the plane constructed by $v_2$ and $v_3$, and moments of lower order harmonic flow. Simulations with single-shot hydrodynamics and AMPT model lead to results of these nonlinear response coefficients in good agreement with the experimental data at the LHC energy. Predictions for $v_7$ and $v_8$ measured with respect to plane of lower order harmonics are given accordingly.

  20. Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis in Texas

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    Losen, Daniel; Orfield, Gary; Balfanz, Robert

    2006-01-01

    of minority students in Texas attend these schools, comparedfourths of the high schools in Texas where graduation is notthe Graduation Rate Crisis in Texas By Daniel Losen, Gary

  1. Editorial Commentary Energy strategies to confront

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    Delaware, University of

    business. PV is expected to reach a global installed capacity of a hundred thousand megawatts in the next such as solar and wind power are at last closing the price gap with traditional energy resources. Cost em- bryonic energy technology just a decade ago, would plummet in price and skyrocket in capacity

  2. Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities | Department

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based Fuels Researchof Energy|Make FuelsBioindustryWBS 1.2.3.3of Energy

  3. EIS-0375: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Department of Energy GTCC-like Waste

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS evaluates the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts associated with the proposed development, operation, and long-term management of a disposal facility or facilities for Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste and GTCC-like waste. The Environmental Protection Agency is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EIS.

  4. New England Real Estate Journal February 21 -27, 2014 11BVisit the paper online nerej.com Connecticut MetroHartford Alliance/Greater Hartford County

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    .com Connecticut MetroHartford Alliance/Greater Hartford County MetroHartford Alliance Sandra Johnson Metro Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit. Thiseventbroughttogether CEO's from Israel who interfaced with Connecticut leaders, venture capitalists, academia and business. These attendees not only flew in from Israel

  5. no pedestrian call during some cycles. It is not a problem if the required vehicle phase split is greater than the pedestrian Walk plus

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    Tian, Zong Z.

    no pedestrian call during some cycles. It is not a problem if the required vehicle phase split is greater than the pedestrian Walk plus FDW time. However, if the vehicle demand is low and the pedestrian. The objective of this paper is to incor- porate the stochastic nature of pedestrian call events into the HCM

  6. ERPs to the main-clause verb in both SR and OR sentences showed a greater left anterior negativity than the second verb in

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    Lewis, Richard

    ERPs to the main-clause verb in both SR and OR sentences showed a greater left anterior negativity, we would like to point out that the ERP studies cited above also include notable demonstrations large ERP differences between SR and OR sentence types, whereas poorer comprehenders show almost none

  7. Preliminary evaluation of the use of the greater confinement disposal concept for the disposal of Fernald 11e(2) byproduct material at the Nevada Test Site

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    Cochran, J.R.; Brown, T.J.; Stockman, H.W.; Gallegos, D.P.; Conrad, S.H.; Price, L.L.

    1997-09-01

    This report documents a preliminary evaluation of the ability of the greater confinement disposal boreholes at the Nevada Test Site to provide long-term isolation of radionuclides from the disposal of vitrified byproduct material. The byproduct material is essentially concentrated residue from processing uranium ore that contains a complex mixture of radionuclides, many of which are long-lived and present in concentrations greater than 100,000 picoCuries per gram. This material has been stored in three silos at the fernald Environmental Management Project since the early 1950s and will be vitrified into 6,000 yd{sup 3} (4,580 m{sup 3}) of glass gems prior to disposal. This report documents Sandia National Laboratories` preliminary evaluation for disposal of the byproduct material and includes: the selection of quantitative performance objectives; a conceptual model of the disposal system and the waste; results of the modeling; identified issues, and activities necessary to complete a full performance assessment.

  8. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) - BETTER BUILDINGS NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM AT GREATER CINCINNATI ENERGY ALLIANCE Project Title: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance

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    Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

    2013-12-30

    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliance’s two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

  9. Project management plan for low-level mixed wastes and greater-than category 3 waste per Tri-Party Agreement M-91-10

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    BOUNINI, L.

    1999-06-17

    The objective of this project management plan is to define the tasks and deliverables that will support the treatment, storage, and disposal of remote-handled and large container contact-handled low-level mixed waste, and the storage of Greater-Than-Category 3 waste. The plan is submitted to fulfill the requirements of the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order Milestone M-91-10. The plan was developed in four steps: (1) the volumes of the applicable waste streams and the physical, dangerous, and radioactive characteristics were established using existing databases and forecasts; (2) required treatment was identified for each waste stream based on land disposal restriction treatment standards and waste characterization data; (3) alternatives for providing the required treatment were evaluated and the preferred options were selected; and (4) an acquisition plan was developed to establish the techuical, schedule, and cost baselines for providing the required treatment capabilities. The major waste streams are summarized in the table below, along with the required treatment for disposal.

  10. Project management plan for low-level mixed waste and greater-than-category 3 waste per tri-party agreement M-91-10

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    BOUNINI, L.

    1999-05-20

    The objective of this project management plan is to define the tasks and deliverables that will support the treatment, storage, and disposal of remote-handled and large container contact-handled low-level mixed waste, and the storage of Greater-thaw category 3 waste. The plan is submitted to fulfill the requirements of the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order Milestone M-91-10, The plan was developed in four steps: (1) the volumes of the applicable waste streams and the physical, dangerous, and radioactive characteristics were established using existing databases and forecasts; (2) required treatment was identified for each waste stream based on land disposal restriction treatment standards and waste characterization data; (3) alternatives for providing the required treatment were evaluated and the preferred options were selected; (4) an acquisition plan was developed to establish the technical, schedule, and cost baselines for providing the required treatment capabilities. The major waste streams are tabulated, along with the required treatment for disposal.

  11. Survey of DOE NDA practices for CH-Tru waste certification--illustrated with a greater than 10,000 drum NDA data base

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    Schultz, F.J.; Caldwell, J.T.; Smith, J.R.

    1988-01-01

    We have compiled a greater than 10,000 CH-TRU waste drum data base from seven DOE sites which have utilized such multiple NDA measurements within the past few years. Most of these nondestructive assay (NDA) technique assay result comparisons have been performed on well-characterized, segregated waste categories such as cemented sludges, combustibles, metals, graphite residues, glasses, etc., with well-known plutonium isotopic compositions. Waste segregation and categorization practices vary from one DOE site to another. Perhaps the most systematic approach has been in use for several years at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP), operated by Rockwell International, and located near Golden, Colorado. Most of the drum assays in our data base result from assays of RFP wastes, with comparisons available between the original RFP assays and PAN assays performed independently at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) Solid Waste Examination Pilot Plant (SWEPP) facility. Most of the RFP assays were performed with hyperpure germanium (HPGe)-based SGS assay units. However, at least one very important waste category, processed first-stage sludges, is assayed at RFP using a sludge batch-sampling procedure, prior to filling of the waste drums. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  12. Stakeholder Engagement on the Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste -12565

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    Gelles, Christine; Joyce, James; Edelman, Arnold [Office of Environmental Management, Office of Disposal Operations-EM-43 (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Disposal Operations is responsible for developing a permanent disposal capability for a small volume, but highly radioactive, class of commercial low-level radioactive waste, known as Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste. DOE has issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and will be completing a final EIS under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that evaluates a range of disposal alternatives. Like other classes of radioactive waste, proposing and evaluating disposal options for GTCC waste is highly controversial, presents local and national impacts, and generates passionate views from stakeholders. Recent national and international events, such as the cancellation of the Yucca Mountain project and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, have heighten stakeholder awareness of everything nuclear, including disposal of radioactive waste. With these challenges, the Office of Disposal Operations recognizes that informed decision-making that will result from stakeholder engagement and participation is critical to the success of the GTCC EIS project. This paper discusses the approach used by the Office of Disposal Operations to engage stakeholders on the GTCC EIS project, provides advice based on our experiences, and proffers some ideas for future engagements in today's open, always connected cyber environment. (authors)

  13. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste shipping package/container identification and requirements study. National Low-Level Waste Management Program

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    Tyacke, M.

    1993-08-01

    This report identifies a variety of shipping packages (also referred to as casks) and waste containers currently available or being developed that could be used for greater-than-Class C (GTCC) low-level waste (LLW). Since GTCC LLW varies greatly in size, shape, and activity levels, the casks and waste containers that could be used range in size from small, to accommodate a single sealed radiation source, to very large-capacity casks/canisters used to transport or dry-store highly radioactive spent fuel. In some cases, the waste containers may serve directly as shipping packages, while in other cases, the containers would need to be placed in a transport cask. For the purpose of this report, it is assumed that the generator is responsible for transporting the waste to a Department of Energy (DOE) storage, treatment, or disposal facility. Unless DOE establishes specific acceptance criteria, the receiving facility would need the capability to accept any of the casks and waste containers identified in this report. In identifying potential casks and waste containers, no consideration was given to their adequacy relative to handling, storage, treatment, and disposal. Those considerations must be addressed separately as the capabilities of the receiving facility and the handling requirements and operations are better understood.

  14. NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF AN INVERSE OBSTACLE ...

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    2015-01-25

    ... [15] and has led to emerging applications in modern science and technology ..... The growth of cond(M) as h increases implies the reconstruction is more ...

  15. Obstacle to populating the string theory landscape

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    Johnson, Matthew C; Larfors, Magdalena

    2008-12-15

    We construct domain walls and instantons in a class of models with coupled scalar fields, determining, in agreement with previous studies, that many such solutions contain naked timelike singularities. Vacuum bubble solutions of this type do not contain a region of true vacuum, obstructing the ability of eternal inflation to populate other vacua. We determine a criterion that potentials must satisfy to avoid the existence of such singularities and show that many domain wall solutions in type IIB string theory are singular.

  16. INVERSE OBSTACLE SCATTERING FOR ELASTIC WAVES 1 ...

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    2015-03-04

    scientific areas such as seismic tomography, non-destructive testing, and ...... This observation motivates us to design an explicit formula to reconstruct the ...

  17. Native American Housing: Obstacles and Opportunities

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    Hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this event will cover tribal housing and how to develop and implement programs based on and conducive to local conditions and...

  18. Financing renewable energy: Obstacles and solutions

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    Brown, M.H.

    1994-06-01

    The majority of renewable energy technology projects now being developed use long term project financing to raise capital. The financial community scrutinizes renewables more closely than some conventionally fueled electric generation facilities because it perceives renewables as risky and expensive. Renewables pay for this perceived risk through higher interest charges and other more restrictive loan covenants. Risks that are not eliminated in the power sales agreement or through some other means generally result in higher project costs during financing. In part, this situation is a product of the private placement market and project finance process in which renewable energy facilities must function. The project finance process attracts banks and institutional lenders as well as equity investors (often pension funds) who do not want to place their capital at great risk. Energy project finance exists on the basis of a secure revenue stream and a thorough understanding of electric generation technology. Renewables, like all energy projects, operating in uncertain regulatory environments are often difficult to finance. In the uncertain regulatory environment in which renewables now operate, investors and lenders are nervous about challenges to existing contracts between independent power producers and utilities. Challenges to existing contracts could foretell challenges to contracts in the future. Investors and lenders now look to state regulatory environments as an indicator of project risk. Renewable energy technology evolves quickly. Yet, often the information about technological evolution is not available to those who invest in the energy projects. Or, those who have invested in new renewable energy technology in the past have lost money and are nervous about doing so in the future - even though technology may have improved. Inadequate or unfavorable information is a barrier to the development of renewables.

  19. Obstacles to applications of nanostructured thermoelectrics. (Journal

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  20. Explanation of Significant Differences Between Models used to Assess Groundwater Impacts for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Greater-Than-Class C-Like Waste Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0375-D) and the

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    Annette Schafer; Arthur S. Rood; A. Jeffrey Sondrup

    2011-08-01

    Models have been used to assess the groundwater impacts to support the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE-EIS 2011) for a facility sited at the Idaho National Laboratory and the Environmental Assessment for the INL Remote-Handled Low-Level Waste Disposal Project (INL 2011). Groundwater impacts are primarily a function of (1) location determining the geologic and hydrologic setting, (2) disposal facility configuration, and (3) radionuclide source, including waste form and release from the waste form. In reviewing the assumptions made between the model parameters for the two different groundwater impacts assessments, significant differences were identified. This report presents the two sets of model assumptions and discusses their origins and implications for resulting dose predictions. Given more similar model parameters, predicted doses would be commensurate.

  1. Marketing "Honor Killing" Memoirs: Confronting Western Depictions of Muslim Women

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    Pazargadi, Leila

    2010-01-01

    Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins. New York:of cultural expression. Marketing the Margins as ExoticHuggan’s analysis about “marketing the exotic” in his book,

  2. Held Hostage: America and Its Allies Confront OPEC, 1973 - 1981 

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    Barr, Kathleen

    2012-07-16

    , Honda, and Toyota forced American companies to make cars that could contend with the high gas mileage of the imports. American Motors Corporation bought the exclusive rights to a new two- liter engine from the German company Volkswagen to be installed... with the first Earth Day, and by 1976 ecologists in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan were making their voices heard about issues like the building of the Alaska pipeline and the development of nuclear power. It was within this framework...

  3. Confronting GRB prompt emission with a model for subphotospheric dissipation

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    Ahlgren, Björn; Nymark, Tanja; Ryde, Felix; Pe'er, Asaf

    2015-01-01

    The origin of the prompt emission in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is still an unsolved problem and several different mechanisms have been suggested. Here we fit Fermi GRB data with a photospheric emission model which includes dissipation of the jet kinetic energy below the photosphere. The resulting spectra are dominated by Comptonization and contain no significant contribution from synchrotron radiation. In order to fit to the data we span a physically motivated part of the model's parameter space and create DREAM ($\\textit{Dissipation with Radiative Emission as A table Model}$), a table model for ${\\scriptsize XSPEC}$. We show that this model can describe different kinds of GRB spectra, including GRB 090618, representing a typical Band function spectrum, and GRB 100724B, illustrating a double peaked spectrum, previously fitted with a Band+blackbody model, suggesting they originate from a similar scenario. We suggest that the main difference between these two types of bursts is the optical depth at the dissipatio...

  4. How does pressure gravitate? Cosmological constant problem confronts observational cosmology

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    Narimani, Ali; Scott, Douglas; Afshordi, Niayesh E-mail: nafshordi@pitp.ca

    2014-08-01

    An important and long-standing puzzle in the history of modern physics is the gross inconsistency between theoretical expectations and cosmological observations of the vacuum energy density, by at least 60 orders of magnitude, otherwise known as the cosmological constant problem. A characteristic feature of vacuum energy is that it has a pressure with the same amplitude, but opposite sign to its energy density, while all the precision tests of General Relativity are either in vacuum, or for media with negligible pressure. Therefore, one may wonder whether an anomalous coupling to pressure might be responsible for decoupling vacuum from gravity. We test this possibility in the context of the Gravitational Aether proposal, using current cosmological observations, which probe the gravity of relativistic pressure in the radiation era. Interestingly, we find that the best fit for anomalous pressure coupling is about half-way between General Relativity (GR), and Gravitational Aether (GA), if we include Planck together with WMAP and BICEP2 polarization cosmic microwave background (CMB) observations. Taken at face value, this data combination excludes both GR and GA at around the 3 ? level. However, including higher resolution CMB observations (''highL'') or baryonic acoustic oscillations (BAO) pushes the best fit closer to GR, excluding the Gravitational Aether solution to the cosmological constant problem at the 4- 5 ? level. This constraint effectively places a limit on the anomalous coupling to pressure in the parametrized post-Newtonian (PPN) expansion, ?{sub 4} = 0.105 ± 0.049 (+highL CMB), or ?{sub 4} = 0.066 ± 0.039 (+BAO). These represent the most precise measurement of this parameter to date, indicating a mild tension with GR (for ?CDM including tensors, with 0?{sub 4}=), and also among different data sets.

  5. Confronting Student Prejudice with "Mario Kart" Nintendo Wii*

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    Kosloski, Anna E.; Welch, Bridget K.

    2010-01-01

    technique. We utilized “Mario Kart” Nintendo Wii for this example because RI#3;LWV#3;SRSXODULW\\#3;DQG#3;HDVH#3;RI#3;XVH#17;#3;7KLV#3;JDPH#3;ZDV#3;RQH#3;RI#3;WKH#3;WRS#3;¿YH#3; video games titles globally when it was released in 2008... of white, middle class, eleven year-­ ROG#3; ER\\V#3;ZHQW#3; WR#3; VXPPHU#3; FDPS#3; LQ#3;2NODKRPD¶V#3;5REEHU¶V#3; &DYH#3; 6WDWH#3;3DUN#3;#11;6KHULI#3;HW#17;#3;DO#3;#20;#28;#25;#20;#12;#17;#3;'XULQJ#3;WKH#3;¿UVW#3;ZHHN#15;#3;ERWK#3;JURXSV#3; QDPHG#3...

  6. Confrontation, comparison and reconstruction of the walled city of Shahjahanabad

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    Singh, Ajit, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    Cities offer a platform for cultural, social, physical and economic co-existence and conflict. Many traditional cities of India, which were conceived on the basis of relative autonomy of the existing societal structure, ...

  7. Off-road obstacle classification and traversability analysis in the presence of negative obstacles

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    Larson, Jacoby

    2011-01-01

    those areas that are the most hazardous. Classificationin the area of mobility in the face of hazardous terrain.

  8. Conservation Assessment of Greater Sage-grouse

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    wrote portions of one or more chapters. Jenny Barnett Handford Reach National Monument/Saddle Mountain NWR 3250 Port of Benton Blvd. Richland, WA 99352 Jenny Barnett, After studying sage grouse for her Master's degree, Jenny Barnett has worked as a wildlife b

  9. Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Consortium

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    Agenda 08:15 Registration; Continental Breakfast; Lean Six Sigma Teams' Posters 09:00 Welcome the Impact of Transforming Elder Care 10:15 Lean Six Sigma Team Project Presentations Melissa Allmaier, RN, Six Sigma Master Black Belt John Biuso, BSIE, Six Sigma Black Belt, CPIM Project Team leaders

  10. Promoting greater Federal energy productivity [Final report

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    Hopkins, Mark; Dudich, Luther

    2003-03-05

    This document is a close-out report describing the work done under this DOE grant to improve Federal Energy Productivity. Over the four years covered in this document, the Alliance To Save Energy conducted liaison with the private sector through our Federal Energy Productivity Task Force. In this time, the Alliance held several successful workshops on the uses of metering in Federal facilities and other meetings. We also conducted significant research on energy efficiency, financing, facilitated studies of potential energy savings in energy intensive agencies, and undertook other tasks outlined in this report.

  11. Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance- Residential Loan Programs

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    Homewoners can review what energy efficiency upgrades are available and apply for either a 6.99% Whole Home loan  (which requires a Whole Home Energy Assessment) or a 9.99% Improvement Specific...

  12. Clean Cities: Greater Indiana Clean Cities coalition

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    March 4, 1999 Alternative Fueling Stations: Biodiesel (B20 and above): 5 Natural Gas: 26 Ethanol (E85): 132 Electric: 185 Propane: 138 Petroleum and GHG Savings* Total Gallons...

  13. Greater solubility usually = greater toxicity Chromium (Cr) Six oxidation states, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6

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    Bruns, Tom

    inhibitor · Migration into water supply Metals andMetals and radionuclidesradionuclides #12;Radionuclides (depleted uranium) · 4 oxidation states (+4, +6 most common) · U(VI) water-soluble, U(IV) in-soluble Metals andMetals and radionuclidesradionuclides #12;Bioremediation Bioremediation strategies for metals

  14. Adaptive Modulation and Scheduling of IP traffic over Fading Channels

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    the traf- fic load. An obstacle in this context is the time-variability of the channel. To achieve a high to the traffic situation. 1 INTRODUCTION Fading channels confront us with the problem of lost packets. For a predicted value of the Signal to Noise and Interfer- ence Ratio (SNIR) of each channel, the modulation level

  15. Adaptive Modulation and Scheduling of IP traffic over Fading Channels

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    the traf­ fic load. An obstacle in this context is the time­variability of the channel. To achieve a high to the traffic situation. 1 INTRODUCTION Fading channels confront us with the problem of lost packets. For a predicted value of the Signal to Noise and Interfer­ ence Ratio (SNIR) of each channel, the modulation level

  16. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF OBSTACLES Peijun Li and Yuliang ...

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    2015-01-15

    applications in modern science and technology, such as nanotechnology, biology, information storage, and surface chemistry. Using near-field imaging, we

  17. Obstacles and Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers in Today's CHP Marketplace 

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    Chittum, A.; Kaufman, N.

    2011-01-01

    Combined heat and power (CHP), which can offer tremendous efficiency benefits to industrial facilities around the country, continues to be viewed as a long-term efficiency opportunity. However, the high up-front cost of CHP equipment and fuel...

  18. Obstacle avoidance in a simple hopping robot E. Dittrich1

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    Geyer, Hartmut

    locomotion [3]. Especially for running robots a compli- ant leg design can enhance energy efficiency [4 model represents the dy- namics of the contact phase with a point mass rebound- ing on a massless revealed that for a given system energy and leg stiffness the model shows self-stable behaviour when

  19. Obstacles to Determining Punitive Damages in Class Actions

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    Hines, Laura J.

    2001-01-01

    Courts and commentators have often embraced the class action device as an ideal means of assessing punitive damages fairly in mass tort cases. In this Article, Professor Hines sounds a cautionary note by identifying a number of procedural...

  20. Combinatorial Filters: Sensor Beams, Obstacles, and Possible Paths

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    , New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869-0481, or permissions@acm.org. c 1885 ACM many possible alternative implementations. The task is to determine the possible body paths based only was implemented in simulation. An inexpensive, low-energy, easily deployable architecture was also created, which

  1. Combinatorial Filters: Sensor Beams, Obstacles, and Possible Paths

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    Publications Dept., ACM, Inc., 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869 possible alternative implementations. The task is to determine the possible body paths based only on sensor in simulation. An inexpensive, low-energy, easily deployable architecture was also created, which implements

  2. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF SMALL PERTURBED OBSTACLES FOR ...

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    2015-06-15

    Numerical experiments are reported in section 5. The paper is ...... [?rr + r?1?r + (?2 ? n2r?2)]w = v, a rw = p, r = a,. [?r ? ?H. (1) n. ?. (?b)/H. (1).

  3. Obstacles and Opportunity: Turbine Motorization in Refineries Today 

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    Feng, Hua; Liu, Jinghing; Liu, Xiang; Ahmad, Mushtaq; Deng, Alan

    2012-01-01

    Steam turbines have been widely used in oil refineries for driving pumps, compressors and other rotary machines. However, in recent years, the authors of this paper have seen substantial turbine motorization projects completed or being planned...

  4. Muscular Responses and Movement Strategies During Stumbling Over Obstacles

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    -dependent response modulation. Both strategies had the same initial electromyographic responses till 100 ms (RP1-RP2 of sensory afferents. The electromyographic (EMG) responses in leg muscles occurring after stimulation

  5. Numerical solution of an inverse obstacle scattering problem with ...

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    Peijun Li

    2015-03-16

    Mar 5, 2015 ... and the measurement is taken at the circle . [13], which is known as ...... Physical units are rescaled in terms of the wavelength in all figures. 5.1.

  6. Overcoming obstacles to lean in a repair operation

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    Christensen, Daniel D. (Daniel David)

    2012-01-01

    Over the last three decades, manufacturing companies have come to recognize the value of institutionalizing continuous improvement efforts. Most of them look to Toyota as a leader in this area and have taken Toyota's model ...

  7. THE TWO-PHASE FRACTIONAL OBSTACLE PROBLEM 1 ...

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    2012-12-10

    The problem arises in connection with heat flow with control on the boundary. It can also be seen as a non-local analogue of the, by now well studied, two-phase

  8. NREL Overcomes Obstacles in Lignin Valorization (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2015-01-01

    This NREL Highlight is being produced for the 2015 February Alliance S&T Board meeting, and describes research that shows lignin can be converted into renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials.

  9. Overcoming the obstacles: life stories of scientists with learning disabilities 

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    Force, Crista Marie

    2009-05-15

    Scientific discovery is at the heart of solving many of the problems facing contemporary society. Scientists are retiring at rates that exceed the numbers of new scientists. Unfortunately, scientific careers still appear ...

  10. ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE SURVIVABILITY, INHERENT LIMITATIONS, OBSTACLES AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES

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    Krings, Axel W.

    of Computer Science University of Idaho Moscow, ID 83844 USA Krings | Oman@cs.uidaho.edu ABSTRACT The blackout/Canada Power Outage Task Force, September 12, 2003, (see the NERC web site ftp://www.nerc.com/pub/sys/all_updl/docs/pressrel/Blackout

  11. Medical waste management in Ibadan, Nigeria: Obstacles and prospects

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    Coker, Akinwale [Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB (United Kingdom)], E-mail: cokerwale@yahoo.com; Sangodoyin, Abimbola [Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); Sridhar, Mynepalli [Division of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria); Booth, Colin; Olomolaiye, Paul; Hammond, Felix [School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB (United Kingdom)

    2009-02-15

    Quantification and characterization of medical waste generated in healthcare facilities (HCFs) in a developing African nation has been conducted to provide insights into existing waste collection and disposal approaches, so as to provide sustainable avenues for institutional policy improvement. The study, in Ibadan city, Nigeria, entailed a representative classification of nearly 400 healthcare facilities, from 11 local government areas (LGA) of Ibadan, into tertiary, secondary, primary, and diagnostic HCFs, of which, 52 HCFs were strategically selected. Primary data sources included field measurements, waste sampling and analysis and a questionnaire, while secondary information sources included public and private records from hospitals and government ministries. Results indicate secondary HCFs generate the greatest amounts of medical waste (mean of 10,238 kg/day per facility) followed by tertiary, primary and diagnostic HCFs, respectively. Characterised waste revealed that only {approx}3% was deemed infectious and highlights opportunities for composting, reuse and recycling. Furthermore, the management practices in most facilities expose patients, staff, waste handlers and the populace to unnecessary health risks. This study proffers recommendations to include (i) a need for sustained cooperation among all key actors (government, hospitals and waste managers) in implementing a safe and reliable medical waste management strategy, not only in legislation and policy formation but also particularly in its monitoring and enforcement and (ii) an obligation for each HCF to ensure a safe and hygienic system of medical waste handling, segregation, collection, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal, with minimal risk to handlers, public health and the environment.

  12. Managing stormwater in Watertown, MA : overcoming obstacles to change

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    Chai, Shutsu K. (Shutsu Kindness)

    2009-01-01

    As effective imperviousness increases with urbanization, the impacts of stormwater runoff on local water systems and aquatic life are more and more deleterious. Stormwater runoff carries pollutants into nearby water bodies, ...

  13. Political obstacles to adopting congestion pricing in New York City

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    Lynch, Patrick (Patrick Michael)

    2010-01-01

    In April 2007, New York City's Mayor Bloomberg released PlaNYC, a broad ranging set of planning initiatives for the city. A centerpiece of the plan was a congestion-pricing proposal for the downtown core in Manhattan. The ...

  14. OBSTACLE-FREE CONTROL OF THE HYPER-REDUNDANT NASA

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    Williams II, Robert L.

    is designed for inspection of Space Shuttle payloads after integration and prior to launch. The follow in space, nuclear, undersea, and industrial environments. These devices possess highly kinematically which allows multiple criteria to be satisfied by the excess degrees-of- freedom. It is applied

  15. Microsoft Word - THE EFFECT OF OBSTACLE#4781.doc

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland: Energy ResourcesDec 2005 WindPRO isMickey HotMicrosemi CorpKenyaTHE EFFECT OF

  16. A Delicate Universe: Compactification Obstacles to D-brane Inflation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield MunicipalTechnicalInformation4563 LLNL Small-scaleCoherent Light SourceA Brief(Conference)

  17. 4-70C Propane (molar mass = 44.1 kg/kmol) poses a greater fire danger than methane (molar mass = 16 kg/kmol) since propane is heavier than air (molar mass = 29 kg/kmol), and it will settle near the floor.

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    Bahrami, Majid

    4-36 Ideal Gas 4-70C Propane (molar mass = 44.1 kg/kmol) poses a greater fire danger than methane (molar mass = 16 kg/kmol) since propane is heavier than air (molar mass = 29 kg/kmol), and it will settle

  18. New opportunities for Boston's Chinatown : turnpike air rights

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    Luo, Xiaofang, 1971-

    2001-01-01

    Boston's Chinatown is a regional business, cultural and service center to the Asian community in greater Boston area. However, it is confronting serious problems at this moment. These problems can be classified as three ...

  19. DOE prepared for Greater Sage-Grouse designation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent Bonding Low-Cost2 DOE HQ FReportDOE4WellsSignature Properties

  20. Texas: City of San Antonio Demonstrates Value of Greater Investments...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    are successful and viable in the long term. Each project was designed to align and build on the goals and objectives of San Antonio's Mission Verde Sustainability...

  1. Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater...

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    and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors. The Department's State Energy Program has a long history in assisting...

  2. Wetlands of Greater Bangalore, India: Automatic Delineation through Pattern Classifiers

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    Ramachandra, T. V.; Kumar, Uttman

    2008-01-01

    natural areas), is ascribed as the urban heat island effect.The urban heat island effect results in increased local100 wards of city conforming heat island phenomenon with the

  3. Setting the Stage for Greater Renewable Energy Penetration |...

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    Energy Penetration January 10, 2013 - 2:27pm Addthis This is an excerpt from the Fourth Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter. With the advent of...

  4. DOE Announces $17 Million to Promote Greater Automobile Efficiency...

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    will be offered as two separate solicitations, one for 14 million to support plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology and another for 3 million for research to improve E-85...

  5. Focus Series: The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA) Equipment...

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

    Program More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Network View | May 2014 Generating Energy Efficiency Project Leads and Allocating Leads to Contractors Program Automation...

  6. THE GREATER TORONTO AREA TRAVEL DEMAND MODELLING SYSTEM

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    Toronto, University of

    by the then Metropolitan Toronto Planning Department and the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario. Support and advice Post-Run Report 32 4.5 Base 1996 Files for Use in Post-Run Utilities 33 #12;GTA Travel Demand Modelling

  7. The Future of Connective Technology: Greater Integration through Semantic Modeling

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    Brock, David

    engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a master's degree in logistics from MIT. #12 to significant improvements in productivity, especially in the areas of logistics, supply chain management of Director, Affiliates Program in Logistics at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics

  8. Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency ProjectProgram Developing an Evaluation Measurement, and Verification Plan: Residential...

  9. THE GREATER TORONTO AREA TRAVEL DEMAND MODELLING SYSTEM

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    Toronto, University of

    . Miller Bahen-Tanenbaum Professor Department of Civil Engineering University of Toronto Joint Program Distribution 32 4.5.3 Mode Split 32 4.6 Modelling Socio-Economic Attributes 32 #12;4 TABLE OF CONTENTS, cont with a basic understanding of what the model does, the key assumptions upon which the model is built

  10. Clean Cities: Greater Washington Region Clean Cities coalition

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    from Columbia University. He completed additional graduate studies in economics and real estate at the University of California, Berkeley. 2000 14th St., NW, DPW-Ste 330 P.O. Box...

  11. Clean Cities: Greater New Haven Clean Cities coalition

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    alternative vehicle and fuel consultation and assistance to many organizations in Connecticut and outside the state, including several towns and cities, metropolitan transit...

  12. Wise detections of known QSOs at redshifts greater than six

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    Blain, Andrew W. [Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, 1 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Assef, Roberto; Stern, Daniel; Tsai, Chao-Wei; Eisenhardt, Peter [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Bridge, Carrie [California Institute of Technology, 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Benford, Dominic [Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Jarrett, Tom [Astronomy Department, University of Cape Town (South Africa); Cutri, Roc [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, MS100-22, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Petty, Sara [Virginia Tech, Department of Physics MC 0435, 910 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States); Wu, Jingwen; Wright, Edward L., E-mail: ab520@le.ac.uk [Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, Physics and Astronomy Building, 430 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States)

    2013-12-01

    We present WISE All-Sky mid-infrared (IR) survey detections of 55% (17/31) of the known QSOs at z > 6 from a range of surveys: the SDSS, the CFHT-LS, FIRST, Spitzer, and UKIDSS. The WISE catalog thus provides a substantial increase in the quantity of IR data available for these sources: 17 are detected in the WISE W1 (3.4 ?m) band, 16 in W2 (4.6 ?m), 3 in W3 (12 ?m), and 0 in W4 (22 ?m). This is particularly important with Spitzer in its warm-mission phase and no faint follow-up capability at wavelengths longward of 5 ?m until the launch of James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). WISE thus provides a useful tool for understanding QSOs found in forthcoming large-area optical/IR sky surveys using PanSTARRS, SkyMapper, VISTA, DES, and LSST. The rest-UV properties of the WISE-detected and the WISE-non-detected samples differ: the detections have brighter i/z-band magnitudes and redder rest-UV colors. This suggests that a more aggressive hunt for very high redshift QSOs by combining WISE W1 and W2 data with red, observed optical colors could be effective at least for a subset of dusty candidate QSOs. Stacking the WISE images of the WISE-non-detected QSOs indicates that they are, on average, significantly fainter than the WISE-detected examples, and are thus not narrowly missing detection in the WISE catalog. The WISE catalog detection of three of our sample in the W3 band indicates that their mid-IR flux can be detected individually, although there is no stacked W3 detection of sources detected in W1 but not W3. Stacking analyses of WISE data for large active galactic nucleus samples will be a useful tool, and high-redshift QSOs of all types will be easy targets for JWST.

  13. Title Homicides in the Greater Toronto Area Data Creator /

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    Data, Map & GIS Centre Publisher: University of Toronto Data, Map & GIS Centre Edition: N/A Versions: N and GIS Librarian (gislib@yorku.ca) Citation: University of Toronto. Data, Map & GIS Centre. "Homicides & GIS Centre, 2006- Vendor Link: Toronto Star map http://www3.thestar

  14. Greater fuel diversity needed to meet growing US electricity demand

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    Burt, B.; Mullins, S.

    2008-01-15

    Electricity demand is growing in the USA. One way to manage the uncertainty is to diversity fuel sources. Fuel sources include coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy sources. Tables show actual and planned generation projects by fuel types. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  15. Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide...

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    Verification Plan: Residential Retrofits A Primer on EM&V, Data Collection, Tracking and Reporting of Efficiency Savings, and Supporting Available Tools for EECBG and SEP Grantees...

  16. Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater...

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    State Energy Program, states and local governments are leading by example - saving taxpayer dollars and curbing the effects of carbon pollution." The competitively-awarded State...

  17. Hydrothermal Convection Systems with Reservoir Temperatures greater than or

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  18. Greater Carrollwood, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View New PagesSustainableGlynn County, Georgia:Oregon: EnergyGreat Basin

  19. Greater Northdale, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  20. Greater Ohio Ethanol LLC GO Ethanol | Open Energy Information

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  1. Greater Sun Center, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  2. LLNL Predicts Wind Power with Greater Accuracy | Department of Energy

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  3. Sustainable Development Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion | Open

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  4. Cooperation Among Balancing Authorities Offers Greater Use of Renewable

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  5. Setting the Stage for Greater Renewable Energy Penetration | Department of

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  6. Focus Series: The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA) Equipment Lease

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  7. KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam:onItron (California)JointJosephine,K.

  8. Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for

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  9. Training Reciprocity Achieves Greater Consistency, Saves Time and Money for

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  10. Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs | Department of

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  11. Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy

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  12. Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy

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  13. Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice|inWestMayBuilding K-25KyleEnergy JanuaryChallenge

  14. Stocks of Distillate Fuel Oil Greater Than 500 ppm Sulfur

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  15. Texas-Louisiana- Mississippi Salt Basin Greater Green River Basin

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

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  16. Dr. Bill Brinkman: Working Towards Greater Energy Security | Princeton

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  17. DOE Announces $17 Million to Promote Greater Automobile Efficiency |

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  18. UC BERKELEY COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES l SpRiNG 2013 Confronting the

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    are more likely to be located in shadeless urban "heat islands," which increase exposure to environmental (page 14). A forthcoming study on heat islands and social justice is just one example of how hazards like air pollution. Climate change will turn up the heat. Story on page 10. PHOTO: Jim Block #12

  19. Little Science Confronts the Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, and Digital Libraries

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    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Enyedy, N

    2006-01-01

    N. (2006). Building digital libraries for scientific data:European Conference on Digital Libraries, Alicante, Spain,B. P. (Eds. ). (2003). Digital library use: Social practice

  20. Solar energy research at Princeton University Universities today bear the same responsibility to confront environmental challenges

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Solar energy research at Princeton University Universities today bear the same responsibility, campus- based research projects are increasingly being integrated into courses, the results of which, but they can make unique contributions through research, teaching, and student initiatives. Universities also

  1. AMS-02 data confronts acceleration of cosmic ray secondaries in nearby sources

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    Mertsch, Philipp

    2014-01-01

    We revisit the model proposed earlier to account for the observed increase in the positron fraction in cosmic rays with increasing energy, in the light of new data from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) experiment. The model accounts for the production and acceleration of secondary electrons and positrons in nearby supernova remnants which results in an additional, harder component that becomes dominant at high energies. By fitting this to AMS-02 data we can calculate the expected concomitant rise of the boron-to-carbon ratio, as well as of the fraction of antiprotons. If these predictions are confirmed by the forthcoming AMS-02 data it would conclusively rule out all other proposed explanations.

  2. Little Science Confronts the Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, and Digital Libraries

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    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Enyedy, N

    2006-01-01

    of those data. Several technical standards developed by theframework. These technical standards also facilitate openstandards are predictable outcomes of the trajectory from little to big. The technical

  3. Little Science Confronts the Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, and Digital Libraries

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    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Enyedy, N

    2006-01-01

    Principles of embedded networked systems design. Cambridge,2006). These are systems of sensors that are embedded in the

  4. Global patterns of nitrogen limitation: confronting two global biogeochemical models with observations

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    Templer, Pamela

    representations of Earth System Models have included the carbon (C) cycle (Friedlingstein et al., 2006

  5. CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES CONFRONTING THE BEIR III COMMITTEE---IMPLICATIONS FOR RADIATION PROTECTION

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    Fabrikant, J.I.

    2010-01-01

    t s of risk from low-dose, low-LET radiation.. The Committeec u r v e f o r to low doses. radiation carcinogenesis,risk of low-dose, low-LET, whole-body radiation. Here, to

  6. Futurist War Noises: Confronting and Coping with the First World War

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    Daly, Selena

    2013-01-01

    Press, 1998. _____. “Violence, War, Revolution: Marinetti’sPerloff, Marjorie. “The Great War and the European Avant-Literature of the First World War, edited by V. Sherry, 141-

  7. Little Science Confronts the Data Deluge: Habitat Ecology, Embedded Sensor Networks, and Digital Libraries

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    Borgman, C L; Wallis, J C; Enyedy, N

    2006-01-01

    Battery voltage Packets received Packets transmitted Routing table Motor speed Heading Wind duration Water potential LandSat images

  8. Dynamical vacuum energy in the expanding Universe confronted with observations: a dedicated study

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    Gómez-Valent, Adrià; Solà, Joan [High Energy Physics Group, Dept. ECM, and Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Univ. de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 647, E-08028 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain); Basilakos, Spyros, E-mail: adriagova@ecm.ub.edu, E-mail: sola@ecm.ub.edu, E-mail: svasil@academyofathens.gr [Academy of Athens, Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Soranou Efesiou 4, 11527, Athens (Greece)

    2015-01-01

    Despite the many efforts, our theoretical understanding of the ultimate nature of the dark energy component of the universe still lags well behind the astounding experimental evidence achieved from the increasingly sophisticated observational tools at our disposal. While the canonical possibility is a strict cosmological constant, or rigid vacuum energy density ?{sub ?} = const., the exceeding simplicity of this possibility lies also at the root of its unconvincing theoretical status, as there is no explanation for the existence of such constant for the entire cosmic history. Herein we explore general models of the vacuum energy density slowly evolving with the Hubble function H and/or its time derivative, ?{sub ?} = ?{sub ?}(H, H-dot ). Some of these models are actually well-motivated from the theoretical point of view and may provide a rich phenomenology that could be explored in future observations, whereas some others have more limitations. In this work, we put them to the test and elucidate which ones are still compatible with the present observations and which ones are already ruled out. We consider their implications on structure formation, in combination with data on type Ia supernovae, the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations, and the predicted redshift distribution of cluster-size collapsed structures. The relation of these vacuum models on possible evidence of dynamical dark energy recently pointed out in the literature is also briefly addressed.

  9. Lab 8 Assignment. As we have discussed in lecture, the ultimate problem confronting biodiversity is the

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    Martin, Paul R.

    , the share of the population living in extreme poverty dropped from 15 to 5 percent. Serving 11 million fami to ensure that the U.N. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015 would be reached of people living in extreme poverty in half by 2015.5 This upbeat assessment was soon modified, however

  10. Optimizing future imaging survey of galaxies to confront dark energy and modified gravity models

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    Kazuhiro Yamamoto; David Parkinson; Takashi Hamana; Robert C. Nichol; Yasushi Suto

    2007-07-22

    We consider the extent to which future imaging surveys of galaxies can distinguish between dark energy and modified gravity models for the origin of the cosmic acceleration. Dynamical dark energy models may have similar expansion rates as models of modified gravity, yet predict different growth of structure histories. We parameterize the cosmic expansion by the two parameters, $w_0$ and $w_a$, and the linear growth rate of density fluctuations by Linder's $\\gamma$, independently. Dark energy models generically predict $\\gamma \\approx 0.55$, while the DGP model $\\gamma \\approx 0.68$. To determine if future imaging surveys can constrain $\\gamma$ within 20 percent (or $\\Delta\\gammafuture CMB observations.

  11. HOT GAS HALOS AROUND DISK GALAXIES: CONFRONTING COSMOLOGICAL SIMULATIONS WITH OBSERVATIONS

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    Rasmussen, Jesper [Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Sommer-Larsen, Jesper [Excellence Cluster Universe, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Pedersen, Kristian; Toft, Sune; Grove, Lisbeth F. [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark); Benson, Andrew [Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 130-33, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Bower, Richard G. [Institute for Computational Cosmology, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)], E-mail: jr@ociw.edu

    2009-05-20

    Models of disk galaxy formation commonly predict the existence of an extended reservoir of accreted hot gas surrounding massive spirals at low redshift. As a test of these models, we use X-ray and H{alpha} data of the two massive, quiescent edge-on spirals NGC 5746 and NGC 5170 to investigate the amount and origin of any hot gas in their halos. Contrary to our earlier claim, the Chandra analysis of NGC 5746, employing more recent calibration data, does not reveal any significant evidence for diffuse X-ray emission outside the optical disk, with a 3{sigma} upper limit to the halo X-ray luminosity of 4 x 10{sup 39} erg s{sup -1}. An identical study of the less massive NGC 5170 also fails to detect any extraplanar X-ray emission. By extracting hot halo properties of disk galaxies formed in cosmological hydrodynamical simulations, we compare these results to expectations for cosmological accretion of hot gas by spirals. For Milky-Way-sized galaxies, these high-resolution simulations predict hot halo X-ray luminosities which are lower by a factor of {approx}2 compared to our earlier results reported by Toft et al. We find the new simulation predictions to be consistent with our observational constraints for both NGC 5746 and NGC 5170, while also confirming that the hot gas detected so far around more actively star-forming spirals is in general probably associated with stellar activity in the disk. Observational results on quiescent disk galaxies at the high-mass end are nevertheless providing powerful constraints on theoretical predictions, and hence on the assumed input physics in numerical studies of disk galaxy formation and evolution.

  12. CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES CONFRONTING THE BEIR III COMMITTEE---IMPLICATIONS FOR RADIATION PROTECTION

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    Fabrikant, J.I.

    2010-01-01

    IMPLICATIONS FOR RADIATION PROTECTION Jacob I. Fabrikanl MayIMPLICATIONS FOR RADIATION PROTECTION ' Jacob I . F a b r iestablishing appropriate radiation protection guides, and

  13. Early F-type stars - refined classification, confrontation with Stromgren photometry, and the effects of rotation

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    Gray, R.O.; Garrison, R.F.

    1989-02-01

    The classification for early F-type stars in the MK spectral classification system presented by Gray and Garrison (1987) is refined. The effect of rotation on spectral classification and ubvy-beta photometry of early F-type stars is examined. It is found that the classical luminosity criterion, the 4417 A/4481 A ratio gives inconsistent results. It is shown that most of the stars in the Delta Delphini class of metallic-line stars are either normal or are indistinguishable from proto-Am stars. It is suggested that the designation Delta Delphini should be dropped. The classifications are compared with Stromgren photometry. The effects of rotation on the delta-c sub 1 index in the early-F field dwarfs is demonstrated. 55 references.

  14. Using Novel Technologies To Confront Challenges In Predator Conservation, Community Ecology, and Citizen Science

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    Wang, Yiwei

    2014-01-01

    Procyon lotor) and cats (Felis catus) (Wilmers et al. 2013).lotor) and house cats (Felis catus) (Wilmers et al. 2013).and domestic cats (Felis catus) (Crooks & Soulé 1999; Prugh

  15. Using Novel Technologies To Confront Challenges In Predator Conservation, Community Ecology, and Citizen Science

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    Wang, Yiwei

    2014-01-01

    of mountain goats based on citizen science. Wildlife SocietyJ. 2009. A new dawn for citizen science. Trends in Ecology &The impact of a citizen science project. International

  16. Confronting the Galactic Center Gamma Ray Excess With a Light Scalar Dark Matter

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    Dilip Kumar Ghosh; Subhadeep Mondal; Ipsita Saha

    2015-01-26

    The Fermi Large Area Telescope observed an excess in gamma ray emission spectrum coming from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This data reveals that a light Dark Matter (DM) candidate of mass in the range 31-40 GeV, dominantly decaying into $b\\bar b$ final state, can explain the presence of the observed bump in photon energy. We try to interpret this observed phenomena by sneutrino DM annihilation into pair of fermions in the Supersymmetric Inverse Seesaw Model (SISM). This model can also account for tiny non-zero neutrino masses satisfying existing neutrino oscillation data. We show that a Higgs portal DM in this model is in perfect agreement with this new interpretation besides satisfying all other existing collider, cosmological and low energy experimental constraints.

  17. Design of low-voltage, high-bandwidth radio frequency power converters

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    Hu, Jingying, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    The mass and volume required for power electronics circuitry is a dominant obstacle to the miniaturization and integration of many systems. Likewise, power electronics with greater bandwidth and efficiency are becoming ...

  18. Multi-layer approach to motion planning in obstacle rich environment 

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    Kim, Sung Hyun

    2009-05-15

    A widespread use of robotic technology in civilian and military applications has generated a need for advanced motion planning algorithms that are real-time implementable. These algorithms are required to navigate autonomous vehicles through...

  19. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF OBSTACLES Peijun Li and Yuliang Wang

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    2014-06-16

    applications in modern science and technology, such as nanotechnology, biology, information storage, and surface chemistry. Using near-field imaging, we

  20. NEAR-FIELD IMAGING OF OBSTACLES Peijun Li and Yuliang Wang

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    2015-01-15

    lems have played a fundamental role in diverse scientific areas such as radar and sonar ... 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary: ..... Substituting f = ?g into the defining equations for cj and collecting terms according ...... [22] NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions. http://dlmf.nist.gov/, Release 1.0.6 of.

  1. REAL-TIME SAMPLING-BASED MOTION PLANNING WITH DYNAMIC OBSTACLES

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    Ruml, Wheeler

    of New Hampshire (2010) THESIS Submitted to the University of New Hampshire in Partial Fulfillment my years at the University of New Hampshire. I would also like to thank Jarad Cannon who worked

  2. In-network detection of anomaly regions in sensor networks with obstacles

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    Franke, Conny; Karnstedt, Marcel; Klan, Daniel; Gertz, Michael; Sattler, Kai-Uwe; Chervakova, Elena

    2009-01-01

    of Microelectronics- and Mechatronics Systems, Ilmenau,Microelectronics- and Mechatronics Systems, Ilmenau, Germany

  3. Dislocation climb strengthening in systems with immobile obstacles: Three-dimensional level-set simulation study

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    Chu, Kevin T.

    of High Performance Computing, Singapore, Singapore 5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering

  4. Saving Energy in Industrial Compressed Air Systems: Issues and Obstacles in DSM Program Design 

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    Trojanowski, D.; Parfomak, P.

    1993-01-01

    Compressed air systems are among the most common and least efficient electrical end uses in industrial plants. Over 50% of plants use compressed air systems. According to various estimates, between 20% and 35% of the energy used in these systems...

  5. Real-Time Obstacle and Collision Avoidance System for Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems

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    Esposito, Julien Florian

    2013-08-31

    The motivation for the research presented in this dissertation is to provide a two-fold solution to the problem of non-cooperative reactive mid-air threat avoidance for fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems. The first phase ...

  6. Field descriptions for a developing laminar tube flow with and without a concentrically located spherical obstacle 

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    Mikkelsen, Clark Douglas

    1972-01-01

    for the steady, isothermal, originally Poiseuillean flow of an incompressible, Newtonian fluid around a rigid sphere fixed on the axis of an infinitely-long, circular cylinder. Similarities in the flow fields of Cases 1 ~ 2, and 3 were indicated as were..., vorticity, and velocity fields for the steady, isothermal, originally Poiseuillean flow of an incompressible, Newtonian fluid around a rigid sphere f fixed on the axis of an infinitely-long, circular cylinder. t The above definitions for Case 1, 2, and 3...

  7. Opportunities and obstacles for US investors in Moscow : office market comparative return study

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    Stolyarik, Alexander V., 1974-

    2003-01-01

    Moscow in recent years has seen significant changes in the amount of investment grade office space. In the period before the financial crisis of 1998, in which Russia defaulted on its debt and the ruble was drastically ...

  8. Obstacle Detection and Avoidance for an Autonomous Surface Vehicle using a Profiling Sonar

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    Approach [7] and occupancy grid methods [6]. For Autonomous Surface Vehicles, ASVs, the most com- monly lighting conditions while cameras might not. Some weather conditions (e.g., rain) degrade the performance Embedded Systems Lab and the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los

  9. The parking policy and smart growth disconnect : obstacles to establishing and implementing smart growth parking policy

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    Richardson, Heather Eileen Seyfang

    2005-01-01

    Urban areas are plagued by congestion, economic inequality, and inefficient land use that result from highway and single family housing subsidies, segregated land uses, and many other government policies established over ...

  10. Airports and Bicycles: what are the obstacles and incentives for operators 1 to improve bicycle access?

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    Orrick, Phyllis; Frick, Karen Trapenberg

    2013-01-01

    Bicycle Route to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport andRoute Options to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,

  11. Obstacle Avoidance Behavior of Autonomous Mobile Robot using Fiber Grating Vision Sensor

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    spherical wave interfere one another and tetragonal array of spot light is generated ahead of the FG, 305-8573, Japan fyukio, ohya, yutag@roboken.esys.tsukuba.ac.jp Abstract In this paper, we mention 3D shape of objects. Fiber Grating Laser Laser Spot Figure 3: 2-dimensional spot array generated

  12. Obstacles in pursuing teacher certification of paraprofessional employees in a Texas urban school district 

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    Marz, Carrie Oden

    2006-08-16

    School districts across the country are faced with teacher shortages in critical need areas such as special education and bilingual education. Further complicating this shortage is the movement to augment the existing ...

  13. A Moving Object Tracked by A Mobile Robot with Real-Time Obstacles Avoidance Capacity

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    . The robotic platform uses a visual camera to sense the movement of the desired object and a range sensor tracking, surveillance systems, and robotic platforms are fields that have been well studied in the past studied in several different areas. Studies made by the automotive industry in this area develop systems

  14. Study of the Effects of Obstacles in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Vapor Dispersion using CFD Modeling 

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    Ruiz Vasquez, Roberto

    2012-10-19

    The evaluation of the potential hazards related with the operation of an LNG terminal includes possible release scenarios with the consequent flammable vapor dispersion within the facility; therefore, it is important to know the behavior...

  15. # Mexico-U.S. Migration and Labor Unions: Obstacles to Building Cross-Border Solidarity

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    Watts, Julie

    2003-01-01

    behind the U.S. - Mexico migration talks. ” The Pew Hispanicthe bilateral migration agenda, and Mexico’s reticence toReform (1998) “Migration Between Mexico and the United

  16. Proposed roadmap for overcoming legal and financial obstacles to carbon capture and sequestration

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    Jacobs, Wendy ); Chohen, Leah; Kostakidis-Lianos, Leah; Rundell, Sara )

    2009-03-01

    Many existing proposals either lack sufficient concreteness to make carbon capture and geological sequestration (CCGS) operational or fail to focus on a comprehensive, long term framework for its regulation, thus failing to account adequately for the urgency of the issue, the need to develop immediate experience with large scale demonstration projects, or the financial and other incentives required to launch early demonstration projects. We aim to help fill this void by proposing a roadmap to commercial deployment of CCGS in the United States.This roadmap focuses on the legal and financial incentives necessary for rapid demonstration of geological sequestration in the absence of national restrictions on CO2 emissions. It weaves together existing federal programs and financing opportunities into a set of recommendations for achieving commercial viability of geological sequestration.

  17. Size based separation of submicron nonmagnetic particles through magnetophoresis in structured obstacle arrays

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    Annavarapu, V. N. Ravikanth (Venkata Nagandra Ravikanth)

    2010-01-01

    The focus of this work was on developing a novel scalable size based separation technology for nonmagnetic particles in the submicron size range utilizing magnetophoretic forces. When a nonmagnetic particle is immersed in ...

  18. Obstacles to extending R-parity violation to Supersymmetric SU(5)

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    Khan, Najimuddin; Raychaudhuri, Amitava

    2015-01-01

    We explore the consequences of promoting bilinear R-parity violation, usually formulated in the minimal supersymmetric standard model framework, to a supersymmetric SU(5) grand unified theory. We observe that the limits on proton decay and neutrino mass place tight constraints on the bilinear SU(5) R-parity violating parameters creating a different doublet-triplet issue which cannot be resolved by an extension of the usual fine-tuning in the symmetry breaking scalar sector. If the parameters are made to satisfy the constraints, albeit unnaturally, there remains no room for the possibility to correct the SU(5) fermion mass ratios by introducing R-parity violation.

  19. More than a “Subspecies of American Literature”: Obstacles toward a Transnational Mormon Novel

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    Hales, Scott

    2015-01-01

    the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, it introduces these tensionssoccer championship and the Iraq invasion disrupt theiragainst the backdrop of the Iraq invasion, McLeod’s violent

  20. On beyond the standard model for high explosives: challenges & obstacles to surmount

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    Menikoff, Ralph Ds [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    Plastic-bonded explosives (PBX) are heterogeneous materials. Nevertheless, current explosive models treat them as homogeneous materials. To compensate, an empirically determined effective burn rate is used in place of a chemical reaction rate. A significant limitation of these models is that different burn parameters are needed for applications in different regimes; for example, shock initiation of a PBX at different initial temperatures or different initial densities. This is due to temperature fluctuations generated when a heterogeneous material is shock compressed. Localized regions of high temperatures are called hot spots. They dominate the reaction for shock initiation. The understanding of hot spot generation and their subsequent evolution has been limited by the inability to measure transients on small spatial ({approx} 1 {micro}m) and small temporal ({approx} 1 ns) scales in the harsh environment of a detonation. With the advances in computing power, it is natural to try and gain an understanding of hot-spot initiation with numerical experiments based on meso-scale simulations that resolve material heterogeneities and utilize realistic chemical reaction rates. However, to capture the underlying physics correctly, such high resolution simulations will require more than fast computers with a large amount of memory. Here we discuss some of the issues that need to be addressed. These include dissipative mechanisms that generate hot spots, accurate thermal propceties for the equations of state of the reactants and products, and controlling numerical entropy error from shock impedance mismatches at material interfaces. The later can generate artificial hot spots and lead to premature reaction. Eliminating numerical hot spots is critical for shock initiation simulations due to the positive feedback between the energy release from reaction and the hydrodynamic flow.

  1. Advancing TOD in Boston's suburbs : advantages and obstacles in the entitlement process

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    Simonson, Kristin (Kristin Andrea)

    2011-01-01

    This thesis is an inquiry into the feasibility of creating new compact, mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) within existing suburbs. I have focused on the entitlement phase of projects, during which land is rezoned, ...

  2. Airports and Bicycles: what are the obstacles and incentives for operators 1 to improve bicycle access?

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    Orrick, Phyllis; Frick, Karen Trapenberg

    2013-01-01

    examining investments in bicycle-oriented design through afastlane.dot.gov/2010/07/us-bicycle-route-system-begins-2011 26. Port of Portland. Bicycle Resources page. (http://

  3. Analog VLSI Implementations of Visual Motion Sensors and a Neuromorphic Obstacle Avoidance System

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    Family #12;iv Acknowledgements I would like to thank my family for their endless support and love through in my first year and to Vivek, Anusha, Jad and Robert for their good company. I am grateful to Jad, Aycan, Serdar, Zafer, Koray, Yakup and Gunay for their friendship and good company... #12;v Contents

  4. Biomass energy: State of the technology present obstacles and future potential

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    Dobson, L.

    1993-06-23

    The prevailing image of wood and waste burning as dirty and environmentally harmful is no longer valid. The use of biomass combustion for energy can solve many of our nation`s problems. Wood and other biomass residues that are now causing expensive disposal problems can be burned as cleanly and efficiently as natural gas, and at a fraction of the cost. New breakthroughs in integrated waste-to-energy systems, from fuel handling, combustion technology and control systems to heat transfer and power generation, have dramatically improved system costs, efficiencies, cleanliness of emissions, maintenance-free operation, and end-use applications. Increasing costs for fossil fuels and for waste disposal strict environmental regulations and changing political priorities have changed the economics and rules of the energy game. This report will describe the new rules, new playing fields and key players, in the hope that those who make our nation`s energy policy and those who play in the energy field will take biomass seriously and promote its use.

  5. First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice ofofWindUpcoming events SeptemberNot AvailableofDepartment of

  6. Confronting the Procedural Fix: How Community Coalitions for Economic Justice Utilize City Planning Expertise to Support Community Benefits Campaigns

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    Smith, Robb

    2007-01-01

    community benefits agreement (“CBA”) is a contract between athe City of New Haven as a “CBA. ” However, neither CCNE norrefers to this agreement as a CBA because it was the result

  7. The world we now live in is confronted with various challenges. Environmental issues caused by global warming, and the

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    treatment using sludge separation films. It also aims to achieve energy-efficient carbon dioxide capture. FUKUDA Hideki President, Kobe University 1 CCS (Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage) is a technology and storage (CCS ) through CO2 treatment with carbon dioxide separation films. The research on membrane

  8. Confronting fluctuations of conserved charges in central nuclear collisions at the LHC with predictions from Lattice QCD

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    Peter Braun-Munzinger; Alexander Kalweit; Krzysztof Redlich; Johanna Stachel

    2015-06-01

    We construct net baryon number and strangeness susceptibilities as well as correlations between electric charge and strangeness from experimental data of the ALICE Collaboration at the CERN LHC. The data were taken in Pb-Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=2.76 TeV. The resulting fluctuations and correlations are consistent with Lattice QCD results at the chiral crossover pseudocritical temperature $T_c\\simeq 155$ MeV. This agreement lends strong support to the assumption that the fireball created in these collisions is of thermal origin and exhibits characteristic properties expected in QCD at the transition from the quark gluon plasma to the hadronic phase. The volume of the fireball for one unit of rapidity at $T_c$ is found to exceed 4000 fm$^3$. A detailed discussion on uncertainties in the temperature and volume of the fireball is presented. The results are linked to pion interferometry measurements and predictions from percolation theory.

  9. Skill metrics for confronting global upper ocean ecosystem-biogeochemistry models against field and remote sensing data

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    2009-01-01

    Ciotti, A. , Dierssen, H. , Dowell, M. , Dunne, J. , Esaias,A.M. , Doney, S.C. , Dowell, M. , Dunne, J. , Gentili, B. ,

  10. Peter Pan confronts Satan: encounters between the innocent and the non-innocent in selected works of J. D. Salinger 

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    Bludworth, Phyllis Pryor

    1979-01-01

    . At the hairdresser's. Having her hair dyed mink. Or making dolls for poor children, in her room" (p. 12). He also asks Sybil if she will talk to him about something else. Seymour's disl1ke for h1s wife is apparent. He would much rather converse with Sybil about.... He accuses the woman of staring at his feet and gets upset over the possibility that she has noticed his body. After Seymour loudly expresses his disl1ke for what she is doing, the lady, frightened by his insults, flees from the elevator. Although...

  11. Confronting the Cold War Legacy: The Forgotten History of the American Colony in St. Petersburg / A Case Study of Reconciliation

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    Ginzburg, Lyubov Alexandrovna

    2010-04-21

    and the Russian Revolutions…………………………………………………….….…....285 Chapter V / Ragtime St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Venues for American Popular Culture and Traditional Russian Amusements……………………..………..…………………………………..…..…307 Chapter VI / Study Abroad American... known and read by distinguished literary figures in Russia including Alexandr Radischev, who, inspired by the history of the American Revolution, penned his ode “Vol’nost” (Liberty), exiled Decembrists N.A. Bestuzhev and M.A. Fonvizin who translated...

  12. Confronting the challenge of hybrid modeling: Using discrete choice models to inform the behavioural parameters of a hybrid model

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    designed to forecast the effects of policies on energy demand, economic output, and environmental pollution Tiedemann, Habart and Associates Published in: 6th Biennial ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Sustainability in Industry: Increasing Energy Efficiency, Reducing Emissions Rye Brook, New York

  13. Confronting the Procedural Fix: How Community Coalitions for Economic Justice Utilize City Planning Expertise to Support Community Benefits Campaigns

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    Smith, Robb

    2007-01-01

    is the Hunters Point Shipyard Community Benefits Agreementof the closed naval shipyard near San Francisco’s

  14. Advancing the technology base for high-temperature membranes

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    Dye, R.C.; Birdsell, S.A.; Snow, R.C. [and others

    1997-10-01

    This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This project addresses the major issues confronting the implementation of high-temperature membranes for separations and catalysis. We are pursuing high-temperature membrane systems that can have a large impact for DOE and be industrially relevant. A major obstacle for increased use of membranes is that most applications require the membrane material to withstand temperatures above those acceptable for polymer-based systems. Advances made by this project have helped industry and DOE move toward high-temperature membrane applications to improve overall energy efficiency.

  15. Reorganized OSHA poses greater criminal threat to managers, EEI counsel warns

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    Not Available

    1980-09-01

    Power company managers will be more vulnerable to criminal charges under the reorganized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, according to an Edison Electric Institute lawyer. The number of willful citations and penalties for employee fatalities is increasing because OSHA is holding corporate executives criminally responsible for deliberate failure to meet the standards. Each company should have an adequate safety program that it can document. A four-step safety program should include a public commitment by management, records, documentation monitoring, and discretion in providing information to OSHA inspectors. Utilities will need to reallocate resources in response to OSHA's new focus on health standards, especially in cancer policy. (DCK)

  16. Effects of Sexual Dimorphism and Landscape Composition on the Trophic Behavior of Greater Prairie-

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    , Mario Quevedo1,2 1 Research Unit of Biodiversity, (UO/CSIC/PA), Asturias, Spain, 2 Dpt. Biologi´a de Organismos y Sistemas, A´ rea de Ecologi´a, Universidad de Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, 3 Division of Biology

  17. Energy impacts of heat island reduction strategies in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada

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    Konopacki, Steven; Akbari, Hashem

    2001-01-01

    Energy Effects of Urban Heat Islands and Their Mitigation: aH. Taha. 1990. “Summer Heat Islands, Urban Trees, and WhiteNational Laboratory—Heat Island Group Technical Note. Ber-

  18. GREATER SAGE GROUSE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR RANGE: LEKS AND SURROUNDING LANDSCAPES IN THE DAKOTAS

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    BY Joe T. Smith A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Master of Science Restoration Fund (Project W-67-R- 40, No. B-V-4); U.S. Forest Service Agreement No. 00-CS- 1102; Bureau of Land Management Contract Agreement ESA000013 Task Order 1; and South Dakota State University. #12;vi

  19. Growth and poverty in the urban fringe : decentralization, dispersion, and inequality in greater Buenos Aires

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    Libertun de Duren, Nora R

    2007-01-01

    This research presents the case of growth in Buenos Aires since the late 1970s, when the decentralization of urban planning powers in the Province of Buenos Aires began, until 2001, when an economic crisis submerged -even ...

  20. Best Practices Case Study: Urbane Homes - Crestwood, KY, Various Locations, Greater Louisville, KY

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    2011-09-01

    Case study of Urbane Homes, who worked with Building America to build market rate homes with HERS scores of 57 to 62. Despite a down market they’ve sold every home within 3 weeks of listing, without any advertising.

  1. Greater Energy Savings through Building Energy Performance Policy: Four Leading Policy and Program Options

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    SEE Action Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group

    2014-05-30

    This paper lays out recommendations for linking existing policies and developing new policies, such that their success is based on the real energy savings achieved in buildings. This approach has the potential to affect the entire building lifecycle.

  2. Food For Thought: The Social Impact of Community Gardens in the Greater Cleveland Area

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    Flachs, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    environmental idealism, and functional food collection andthey can be functional money-savers and food producers,

  3. Snake rivers. The Council also believes the changes would provide greater flexibility to

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    prices in the wholesale electricity market as low-cost hydropower is replaced by more expensive forms hydropower, particularly during the winter. In its 2000 Fish and Wildlife Program, the Council committed to developing the plan and said it would include standards for hydrosystem coordination, such as flow regimes

  4. NAMD2: Greater Scalability for Parallel Molecular Dynamics Laxmikant Kale, Robert Skeel, Milind Bhandarkar, Robert Brunner,

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    Brunner, Robert

    simulate the behavior of biomolecular systems, leading to insights and understanding of their functions of numerical techniques and algorithms to ensure that energy drifts are minimized, ensuring accuracy in long running calculations. NAMD2 uses a portable run­time framework that also supports interoperability among

  5. Precision wood particle feedstocks with retained moisture contents of greater than 30% dry basis

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dooley, James H; Lanning, David N

    2014-10-28

    Wood particles having fibers aligned in a grain, wherein: the wood particles are characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L; the L.times.H dimensions define two side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers; the W.times.H dimensions define two cross-grain end surfaces characterized individually as aligned either normal to the grain or oblique to the grain; the L.times.W dimensions define two substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces; and, a majority of the W.times.H surfaces in the mixture of wood particles have end checking.

  6. US reliance on Arab oil stronger still: Lower cost, greater distance

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    Not Available

    1990-03-27

    This issue details points of origin of U.S. oil imports, and finds that dependence upon the Eastern Hemisphere, especially upon members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and most of all Arab nation members, has grown again. U.S. reliance on Eastern Hemisphere exporters has grown from about 43.4% of total imports in 1985 to 56.5% in 1989. This issue also contains the following: (1) ED Refining Netback Data Series for the US Gulf and West Coasts, Rotterdam, and Singapore as of March 9, 1990; and (2) ED Fuel Price/Tax Series for countries of the Western Hemisphere, March 1990 edition. 10 figs., 5 tabs.

  7. The Walking Renaissance: A Longitudinal Analysis of Walking Travel in the Greater Los Angeles Area, USA 

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    Joh, Kenneth; Chakrabarti, Sandip; Boarnet, Marlon G.; Woo, Ayoung

    2015-07-10

    Promoting walking travel is considered important for reducing automobile use and improving public health. Recent U.S. transportation policy has incentivized investments in alternative, more sustainable transportation modes ...

  8. Citizen Science System Assemblages: Toward Greater Understanding of Technologies to Support Crowdsourced

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    Crowston, Kevin

    of inquiry that leverages the power of crowds to collect and analyze scientific data. We evaluate for ornithological research, or plant sunflowers and observe bee pollination at various times during the day visualizations. Supporting scientific goals is critical for virtually all citizen science projects, but some

  9. Distribution, Abundance, and Status of the Greater Sage-Grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, in Canada

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    Aldridge, Cameron

    of habitat changes, livestock grazing pressure, oil and gas developments, or climate change, all of which low, suggesting that production and overwinter survival of young are the major problems related to the decline. Low chick survival rate, with only 18% surviving to 50 days of age, is the most like- ly

  10. ENJOYING THE RAIN FOREST Nowhere in the world will your eyes observe a greater

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    will see today are the same as those that dazzled the first Spanish explorers more than 500 years ago. You

  11. Spatiotemporal Relationships between Climate and Whitebark Pine Mortality in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    : mountain pine beetle, climate change, grizzly bears, Landsat, enhanced wetness difference index, regression food for wildlife. Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is an ideal bioindicator of climate the largest outbreak of mountain pine beetle on record, and evidence suggests that a changing climate has

  12. Food For Thought: The Social Impact of Community Gardens in the Greater Cleveland Area

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    Flachs, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    As an organic farm using permaculture methods the Jones Farmbelieve that organic and permaculture farming can be a toolof sustainability or permaculture design. However, their

  13. Energy impacts of heat island reduction strategies in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada

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    Konopacki, Steven; Akbari, Hashem

    2001-01-01

    H. Taha. 1990. “Summer Heat Islands, Urban Trees, and WhiteNational Laboratory—Heat Island Group Technical Note. Ber-Savings Calculations for Heat Island Reduction Strategies in

  14. Are We Heading Towards a Reversal of the Trend for Ever-Greater...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Region(s): Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Global This paper shows that a decline in car ownership in cities in developed nations can be attributed primarily to people living...

  15. Condition for production of circulating proton beam with intensity greater than space charge limit.

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    Vadim Dudnikov

    2002-11-19

    Transverse e-p instability in proton rings could be damped by increasing the beam density and the rate of secondary particles production above the threshold level, with the corresponding decrease of unstable wavelength {lambda} below the transverse beam size h (increase of beam density n{sub b} and ion density n{sub i} above the threshold level: n{sub b} + n{sub i} > {beta}{sup 2}/(r{sub e} h{sup 2}), where r{sub e} = e{sup 2}/mc{sup 2}). Such island of stability can be reached by a fast charge-exchange injection without painting and enhanced generation of secondary plasma, which was demonstrated in a small scale Proton Storage Ring (PSR) at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia. With successful damping of e-p instability, the intensity of circulating proton beam, with a space charge neutralization was increased up to 6 times above a space charge limit. Corresponding tune shift without space charge neutralization should be up to {Delta}v=0.85 x 6 (in the ring with v = 0.85). In this paper, they review experimental observations of transverse instability of proton beams in various rings. they also discuss methods which can be used to damp the instability. Such experimental data could be useful for verification of computer simulation tools developed for the studies of the space charge and instabilities in realistic conditions.

  16. DOE to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level...

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

    where to safely dispose of GTCC LLW that is currently stored at commercial nuclear power plants and other generator sites across the country. The Energy Policy Act of 2005...

  17. World-Class Energy Assessments: Industrial Action Plans for Greater and More Durable Energy Cost Control 

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    Russell, C.

    2007-01-01

    This report summarizes recommendations for improving the impact of industrial energy assessments. This initiative responds to the observation that less than half of recommended energy improvements are implemented as a result of traditional...

  18. An Exploratory Analysis of Transportation Household Expenditures in the Greater Sylhet Area in Bangladesh

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    Dalal, Pamela; Sikder, Saiyid Hassan; Goulias, Konstadinos G.

    2008-01-01

    10. The World Factbook – Bangladesh. Central IntelligenceNations Population Fund, Bangladesh. http://www.unfpa-Economic Growth - Growth in Bangladesh. The World Bank.

  19. Aalborg Universitet Novel Battery Thermal Management System for Greater Lifetime Ratifying Current

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    Berning, Torsten

    , telecommunications installations, large industrial and commercial installations, large uninterruptible power supply and drawback for any attempt to scale-up battery cells to the larger sizes as required for high power acceptance; o power and energy capability; o reliability; o lifetime and life cycle cost. Thereof

  20. State of Indiana/Greater IN Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Implementat...

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

    1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation arravt050tiflynn2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications State of...

  1. State of Indiana/Greater IN Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Implementat...

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

    2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting arravt050tiflynn2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications...

  2. Greater severity of new onset asthma in allergic subjects who smoke: a 10-year longitudinal study

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    2011-01-01

    new onset asthma in allergic subjects who smoke: a 10-yearnew onset asthma in allergic subjects who smoke: a 10-yearof clinic-referred allergic subjects who developed new onset

  3. Feb., 1958 CARBONFORRIATIONFROM CARBONMONOXIDE-HYDROGEN RIIXTURES 133 550". Thisispiesuniably connectedwith the greater

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    : CARBON JIOSOSIDE-HYDROGES MIXTURES OVER IRON CAThLYSTS.'s2 I. PROPERTIES OF CARBON FORMED BYP. L. WALKER, University Park, Pennsylvania Raceived April 8, 1965 The properties of carbons formed from various carbon graphite is used as the moderator and carbon dioxide as the coolant. The extent of carbon transfer

  4. Greater than the Sum of its Parts; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (ERBSI) (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2009-11-01

    NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center brings together a diverse group of experts performing grid integration and optimization R&D activities.

  5. DEPOSITIONAL AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS OF CRETACEOUS LIMESTONES IN THE GREATER ANTILLES

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    Bonilla-Rodrí guez, Alvin J.

    2014-12-31

    ranges. In particular, this study shows the practical uses of strontium isotope stratigraphy in tectonically complex areas that lack good biostratigraphic controls. Our results show similar strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) derived ages from the middle...

  6. An analysis of public testimonies on the reintroduction of wolves to the greater Yellowstone ecosystem 

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    Wicker, Kristy Joann

    1996-01-01

    Public participation in review of draft environmental impact statements (DEIS) has been problematic. This study focused on public hearings regarding the DEIS for the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho...

  7. From waterfront to watershed : mapping a big idea in the Greater Toronto Region

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    Ciesielski, Linda C. (Linda Claire)

    2011-01-01

    Today, Toronto is revered among Great Lakes' and waterfront cities for its environmental planning: its massive re-investment in water and stormwater infrastructure; protected headwaters of the region's rivers; realized ...

  8. Greater Sage-Grouse Populations and Energy Development in Wyoming | Open

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View New PagesSustainableGlynn County, Georgia:Oregon: EnergyGreat BasinNorthdale, Florida:Energy

  9. Dominican Republic-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (UtilityInstrumentsArea (DOEDixmont, Maine: EnergyOpenDomeOpen Energy

  10. Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide for State

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPL EnergyPlus,Department ofDepartment

  11. Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLW) | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRD Report11, SolarMat 4"Gloria B.CharlesEnergyasEnergy

  12. Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Crude Oil Production from Greater than 200

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969CentralWells (MillionProved% ofAlabamaNatural(Million

  13. Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Crude Oil Proved Reserves from Greater than

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969CentralWells (MillionProved% ofAlabamaNatural(MillionMeters200

  14. Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Dry Natural Gas Production from Greater

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969CentralWells (MillionProved%(Billion Cubic Feet)than 200

  15. Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Natural Gas Liquids Production from Greater

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969CentralWells (MillionProved%(Billionthan 200 Meters Deep

  16. Are We Heading Towards a Reversal of the Trend for Ever-Greater Mobility? |

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar Energy LLC Jump to: navigation,Summaries |

  17. Jamaica-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EAInvervar Hydro Jump to: navigation,JumpIAEA Energy Planning Jump

  18. State of Indiana/Greater IN Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Implementation

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  19. State of Indiana/Greater IN Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Implementation

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

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  20. Model Examines Cumulative Impacts of Wind Energy Development on the Greater

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  1. Environmental Impacts of Wind Power Development on the Population Biology of Greater Prairie-Chickens

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  2. Haiti-Low-Carbon Energy Roadmaps for the Greater Antilles | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam: Energy Resources Jump to:WindInformation Low-Carbon

  3. 2011-05 "LANL Not Be Selected for Disposal of Greater Then Class C

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  4. Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class

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  5. EIS-0375: Disposal of Greater-than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste and

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  6. Stocks of Distillate Fuel Oil Greater Than 15 ppm to 500 ppm Sulfur

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969 1.979 1.988 1.996Deutsche Bank AG Oil10:Price27,84320,3548,679

  7. Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class

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  8. Draft Greater Than Class C EIS Public Hearings to Come to Pasco, WA and

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  9. Texas: City of San Antonio Demonstrates Value of Greater Investments in

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  10. DOE to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste Disposal

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  11. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 98819892, 2012 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/12/9881/2012/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    and the interaction between wave and cloud. 1 Introduction Wave clouds are produced when air passes over obstacles important role than horizontal advection. The time an air parcel takes to pass over the orography is greater (2007) de- scribe the problems of classical mountain waves, such as nonlinear waves, the effect of moist

  12. Using Section 111 of the Clean Air Act for Cap-and-Trade of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Obstacles and Solutions

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    Enion, Rhead M.

    2012-01-01

    focused nitro- gen oxide emissions-trading program for largeNSPS program could use emissions trading, including cap-and-regulations that allow emissions trading, to achieve GHG

  13. Neutron-star merger ejecta as obstacles to neutrino-powered jets of gamma-ray bursts

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    Just, Oliver; Janka, H -Thomas; Bauswein, Andreas; Schwarz, Nicole

    2015-01-01

    We present the first relativistic hydrodynamic simulations of black hole-torus systems as remnants of binary-neutron star (NS-NS) and neutron star-black hole (NS-BH) mergers, in which the viscously driven evolution of the accretion torus is followed with a self-consistent treatment of the energy-dependent neutrino transport and of neutrino-antineutrino annihilation, which initiates relativistic, collimated outflows above the poles of the BH. Moreover, we include the interaction of these polar outflows with the dynamical ejecta that are expelled during the NS-NS merging. The modeled torus masses, BH masses and spins, and the ejecta masses, velocities, and spatial distributions are adopted from relativistic merger simulations. We find that energy deposition by neutrino annihilation can accelerate outflows with initially high Lorentz factors along polar low-density funnels, but only in mergers with extremely low baryon pollution in the polar regions. NS-BH mergers, where polar mass ejection during the merging ph...

  14. Structural foam-core panels in Northwest HUD-code manufactured housing: A preliminary assessment of opportunities and obstacles

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    Durfee, D.L.; Lee, A.D.; Onisko, S.A.

    1993-07-01

    This investigation of structural foam-core panels (foam panels) in manufactured housing was initiated during the Super Good Cents (SGC) program. The SGC program limited allowable glazing area because of the relatively high thermal losses associated with most windows. Due to their superior thermal performance, foam panels appeared to be a viable option to allow increased glazing area without compromising the thermal integrity of the wall. With the inception of the Manufactured-Housing Acquisition Program (MAP), however, the focus of this study has shifted. MAP permits unlimited glazing area if expensive, super-efficient, vinyl-framed, argon-gas-filled, low-emissivity coated windows are installed. Although MAP permits unlimited glazing area, a foam panel wall could allow the use of less expensive windows, larger window area, or less insulation and still provide the required thermal performance for the building. Bonneville contracted with the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to investigate the feasibility of using foam panels in HUD-code manufactured housing. This study presents the results from a product and literature search. The potential barriers and benefits to the use of foam panels are determined from a regional survey of the HUD-code manufacturers and foam panel producers.

  15. To appear in IEEE Trans. On CAD 1 Abstract--Partial shading is a serious obstacle to the effective

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    Pedram, Massoud

    utilization of photovoltaic (PV) systems since it can result in a significant degradation in the PV system of a large-scale PV system comprised of 3 PV modules with 60 PV cells per module. Index Terms--Photovoltaic system, partial shading, photovoltaic module reconfiguration, dynamic programming. I. INTRODUCTION UE

  16. Wood to Energy in Washington: I ti O t iti & Ob t l t PImperatives, Opportunities, & Obstacles to Progress

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    Brown, Sally

    Fragmentation of supply vs. scale efficiency · Forest fire alternatives P i l ili i· Price volatility vs. investment Infrastructure Largest biomass collection system Largest state investment in renewable energy Higher value% World Population Consumes 25% World Oil US imports 60% of it's Petroleum and 20% of it's Wood Products

  17. Kinematical studies of the flows around free or surface-mounted obstacles; applying topology to flow visualization

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    Hunt, Julian

    [(vl/vz)(crl/crz)]*, where Mlis based on the two-phase core flowand Tl/Tz is the ratio of the viscosities. In practice Ml

  18. NREL Overcomes Obstacles in Lignin Valorization (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJessework usesof EnergyY-12 NationalNO FEAR ActUsing a "funneling"

  19. Worker rights protection in Mexico's Silicon Valley : confronting low-road labor practices in high-tech manufacturing through antagonistic collaboration

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    Salazar Salame, Héctor

    2011-01-01

    Front and center against a backdrop of globalization and the ensuing outsourcing of manufacturing activities to low-income countries, has been a growing interest from scholars regarding the protection of labor rights and ...

  20. L'analyse de l'activit infirmire : ses effets sur l'auto-efficacit collective de cadres formateurs confronts au changement

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    d'une recherche-action conduite dans cinq instituts de formation en soins infirmiers, auprès de cent neuf formateurs. Anticipant la réforme 2009 de la formation en soins infirmiers, cette recherche professionnelle, auto-efficacité collective, évaluation des compétences, formation en soins infirmiers, compétence

  1. Data Protection confronts Freedom of Expression on the ‘New Media’ Internet: Exploring the Expansive yet Diverse Interpretative Stance of European Regulatory Authorities

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    Erdos, David O.

    2015-06-16

    term … actually refers to a wide range of changes in media, production, distribute and use”,59 it was realised that it was necessary to present DPAs with a broad range of ?new media? scenarios. In addition, a scenario limited to the ?traditional?... Selected Chart 3 - Applicability of DP to Rating Website 15 these caveats, however, the responses here clearly indicate that the great majority of DPAs consider that social networking sites such as Facebook have very significant data controller...

  2. Confronting X-Ray Emission Models with theHighest-Redshift Kiloparsec-Scale Jets: The z = 3.89 Jet in Quasar 1745+624

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    Cheung, C.C.; Stawarz, L.; Siemiginowska, A.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.

    2006-06-28

    A newly identified kiloparsec-scale X-ray jet in the high-redshift z=3.89 quasar 1745+624 is studied with multi-frequency Very Large Array, Hubble Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray imaging data. This is only the third large-scale X-ray jet beyond z > 3 known and is further distinguished as being the most luminous relativistic jet observed at any redshift, exceeding 10{sup 45} erg/s in both the radio and X-ray bands. Apart from the jet's extreme redshift, luminosity, and high inferred equipartition magnetic field (in comparison to local analogues), its basic properties such as X-ray/radio morphology and radio polarization are similar to lower-redshift examples. Its resolved linear structure and the convex broad-band spectral energy distributions of three distinct knots are also a common feature among known powerful X-ray jets at lower-redshift. Relativistically beamed inverse Compton and ''non-standard'' synchrotron models have been considered to account for such excess X-ray emission in other jets; both models are applicable to this high-redshift example but with differing requirements for the underlying jet physical properties, such as velocity, energetics, and electron acceleration processes. One potentially very important distinguishing characteristic between the two models is their strongly diverging predictions for the X-ray/radio emission with increasing redshift. This is considered, though with the limited sample of three z > 3 jets it is apparent that future studies targeted at very high-redshift jets are required for further elucidation of this issue. Finally, from the broad-band jet emission we estimate the jet kinetic power to be no less than 10{sup 46} erg/s, which is about 10% of the Eddington luminosity corresponding to this galaxy's central supermassive black hole mass M{sub BH} {approx}> 10{sup 9} M{sub {circle_dot}} estimated here via the virial relation. The optical luminosity of the quasar core is about ten times over Eddington, hence the inferred jet power seems to be much less than that available from mass accretion. The apparent super-Eddington accretion rate may however suggest contribution of the unresolved jet emission to the observed optical flux of the nucleus.

  3. Greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste characterization. Appendix A-3: Basis for greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste light water reactor projections

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    Mancini, A.; Tuite, P.; Tuite, K.; Woodberry, S.

    1994-09-01

    This study characterizes low-level radioactive waste types that may exceed Class C limits at light water reactors, estimates the amounts of waste generated, and estimates radionuclide content and distribution within the waste. Waste types that may exceed Class C limits include metal components that become activated during operations, process wastes such as cartridge filters and decontamination resins, and activated metals from decommissioning activities. Operating parameters and current management practices at operating plants are reviewed and used to estimate the amounts of low-level waste exceeding Class C limits that is generated per fuel cycle, including amounts of routinely generated activated metal components and process waste. Radionuclide content is calculated for specific activated metals components. Empirical data from actual low-level radioactive waste are used to estimate radionuclide content for process wastes. Volumes and activities are also estimated for decommissioning activated metals that exceed Class C limits. To estimate activation levels of decommissioning waste, six typical light water reactors are modeled and analyzed. This study does not consider concentration averaging.

  4. Evaluation of carbon fluxes and trends (2000e2008) in the Greater Platte River Basin: A sustainability study for potential

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    world food shortages, livestock and food price increases, and negative environmental effects carbon sink (carbon emitted is nearly equal to carbon absorbed). The 9-year pre-harvest cumulative ANEP such as soil erosion and increased demand for water for irrigation [1e7]. As a result, cultivation

  5. Medical Records in the Greater Los Angeles State Veterans Home: A Unique Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care

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    Allison Townsend; Galena Kolchugina

    2006-01-01

    Information Systems and Technology Architecture, is both aInformation Systems and Technology Architecture, http://Information Systems and Technology Architecture This is the

  6. Mapping the spatial and temporal distributions of woody debris in streams of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, USA

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    Marcus, W. Andrew

    of large woody debris (LWD) at watershed scales and investigate some of the controlling processes; and (2) to judge the potential for mapping LWD accumulations with airborne multispectral imagery. Field surveys

  7. The periodogram and Allan variance reveal fractal exponents greater than unity in auditory-nerve spike trains

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    Teich, Malvin C.

    -nerve spike trains exhibit fractal behavior, and therefore traditional renewal-point-process models fail not renewal, and RMP models cannot properly describe them Teich, 1992 . Rather, a de- scription of the nerve Acoustical Society of America. PACS numbers: 43.64.Pg, 43.64.Bt INTRODUCTION The mathematical model that has

  8. Characterization of an aerodynamic lens for transmitting particles greater than 1 micrometer in diameter into the Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometer

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    Williams, L. R.

    We have designed and characterized a new inlet and aerodynamic lens for the Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) that transmits particles between 80 nm and more than 3 ?m in vacuum aerodynamic diameter. The design of ...

  9. Drivers of variability in water use of native and non-native urban trees in the greater Los Angeles area

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    McCarthy, Heather R.; Pataki, Diane E.

    2010-01-01

    1984) Nitrate reduction by shaking with cadmium: alternativenitrate) concentrations were then determined on the filtrate by cadmium

  10. Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation and Management: 112140, 2011 Chapter 5: Greater Sage-Grouse: General Use and Roost

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    Aldridge, Cameron

    also facilitate identification of pathways and corridors important for maintenance of sage-grouse population connectivity. Key words: abundance, anthropogenic disturbance, generalized ordered logistic

  11. Drivers of variability in water use of native and non-native urban trees in the greater Los Angeles area

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    McCarthy, Heather R.; Pataki, Diane E.

    2010-01-01

    simulation of tree effects in an urban water balance model.J Am Water Resour Assn 44:75–85 White R, Havlak R, NationsD, Dewey D (2007) How much water is “enough”? Using PET to

  12. alkyl and alkyl-oxygen nonbonding interactions that are greater in the hydroxylamines and oximes than in the

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    changes in the CNC angle on going from the hydroxyl- amine to the radical, so steric effects are probably predict that the 0-H bond strengths in unhindered dialkylhydroxyl- amines are in the range 72-74 kcal

  13. An examination of the impact of introducing greater contextual interference during practice on learning to golf putt 

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    Hwang, Gyu-Young

    2005-02-17

    participant practiced putting to three targets (4 ft, 8 ft, and 12 ft distance) for a total of 108 trials (36 trials to each target). On Day Two 30 trials of retention (10 trials to each target) and 10 transfer trials (10 ft distance) were performed...

  14. Multivariate Response: Changes in Covariances The proportional change in the genetic covariances is likely to be greater than in

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    Walsh, Bruce

    35 Multivariate Response: Changes in Covariances The proportional change in the genetic covariances start with development of the multivariate Bulmer's equation for the change in G solely through with an analysis under a general multivariate Gaussian fitness function. This class of fitness functions is very

  15. W E R E ' S THEMANAGEMENT IN COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT? Planning for Improved Care, Greater Use, and Growth of Collections

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    Miller, Scott

    entiende generalmente por Crisis de la Biodiversidad. A menudo se pasa por alto la segunda crisis de la biodiversidad: es decir, el impacto asociado que produce la primera en 10s museos de Historia Natural. Estos

  16. Identification of Management and Planning Problems of Urban Water Resources in the Metropolitan Area of Greater San Antonio 

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    Garner, K.; Shih, C. S.

    1971-01-01

    This interim report describes the research performed to date on Project A-017-TEX sponsored by the U. S. Department of Interior Office of Water Resources Research and the Texas A&M University Texas Water Resources ...

  17. Greater amygdala activity and dorsomedial prefrontal-amygdala coupling are associated with enhanced inflammatory responses to stress

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    2015-01-01

    converting psychosocial stress into mononuclear cellG.E. , 2007. Psychological stress and disease. JAMA 298,Glaser, R. , 2003. Chronic stress and age-related increases

  18. The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST

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    Jain, B.; Spergel, D.; Connolly, A.; Dell'antonio, I.; Frieman, J.; Gawiser, E.; Gehrels, N.; Gladney, L.; Heitmann, K.; Helou, G.; Hirata, C.; Ho, S.; Ivezic, Z.; Jarvis, M.; Kahn, S.; Kalirai, J.; Kim, A.; Lupton, R.; Mandelbaum, R.; Marshall, P.; Newman, J. A.; Postman, M.; Rhodes, J.; Strauss, M. A.; Tyson, J. A.; Wood-Vesey, W. M.

    2015-02-02

    The scientific opportunity offered by the combination of data from LSST, WFIRST and Euclid goes well beyond the science enabled by any one of the data sets alone. The range in wavelength, angular resolution and redshift coverage that these missions jointly span is remarkable. With major investments in LSST and WFIRST, and partnership with ESA in Euclid, the US has an outstanding scientific opportunity to carry out a combined analysis of these data sets. It is imperative for us to seize it and, together with our European colleagues, prepare for the defining cosmological pursuit of the 21st century. The main argument for conducting a single, high-quality reference co-analysis exercise and carefully documenting the results is the complexity and subtlety of systematics that define this co-analysis. Falling back on many small efforts by different teams in selected fields and for narrow goals will be inefficient, leading to significant duplication of effort.

  19. 1st World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Buxton, Greater Manchester 1417 April 1999. Eddy Current Tomography for Metal

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    Hua, Yingbo

    . 451 Eddy Current Tomography for Metal Solidification Imaging Minh H. Pham* , Yingbo Hua* , Neil B of molten metal inside a pipe by eddy currents. A complete mathematical model is developed which reveals computation, solidification 1. INTRODUCTION Electronic control system of molten metal flow is currently

  20. EnergyWorks Final Report: A Better Buildings Neighborhood Program in the Five-County Greater Philadelphia Region

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    Gajewski, Katherine

    2014-03-05

    This report covers the grant performance period of July 1, 2010-September 30, 2013 and discusses of the program design, outcomes and best practices as they relate to the following six areas: 1. Institutional Design and Business Model; 2. Program Design and Customer Experience; 3. Driving Demand; 4. Workforce Development; 5. Financing and Incentives; 6. Data and Evaluation.

  1. Focus Series: The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA) Equipment Lease Program Breaks Down Barriers for Cincinnati Contractors

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12, 2015ExecutiveFluorescent Lamp Ballasts FluorescentRetrofits | DepartmentFocus

  2. Compressed natural gas storage optimization for natural gas vehicles. Final report, August 1993-December 1996

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    Richards, M.E.; Blazek, C.F.; Webster, C.; Wong, J.; Gambone, L.

    1996-12-01

    A major obstacle confronting the widespread acceptance of natural gas vehicles (NGV) is their substantial cost premium over conventionally fueled vehicles. Currently, as much as 70 percent of the cost premium can be related to on-board storage costs. Market growth is dependent on making NGVs more affordable and storage costs are the primary element. This report identifies and assesses the market potential of compressed natural gas storage technologies that will reduce the cost of on-board storage into the range of $0.35 to $0.50 per standard cubic foot of gas while also reducing weight. Based on weight, cost, and safety evaluations, a number of cylinder optimization options were identified with the most potential to reduce cylinder cost and weight while maintaining a high level of safety. These options included high strength steel cylinders, high strength aluminum cylinders, all-steel cylinders from tube stock, and low-cost carbon fiber.

  3. Reducing the risk to Mars: The gas core nuclear rocket

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    Howe, S.D.; DeVolder, B.; Thode, L.; Zerkle, D.

    1998-12-31

    The next giant leap for mankind will be the human exploration of Mars. Almost certainly within the next thirty years, a human crew will brave the isolation, the radiation, and the lack of gravity to walk on and explore the Red planet. However, because the mission distances and duration will be hundreds of times greater than the lunar missions, a human crew will face much greater obstacles and a higher risk than those experienced during the Apollo program. A single solution to many of these obstacles is to dramatically decrease the mission duration by developing a high performance propulsion system. The gas-core nuclear rocket (GCNR) has the potential to be such a system. The authors have completed a comparative study of the potential impact that a GCNR could have on a manned Mars mission. The total IMLEO, transit times, and accumulated radiation dose to the crew will be compared with the NASA Design Reference Missions.

  4. Legal obstacles and incentives to the third development of small-scale hydroelectric potential in the six New England states: executive summary

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    None,

    1980-05-01

    This executive summary describes the relationship of Federal law and regulation to state law and regulation of small-scale hydroelectric facilities. It also highlights important features of the constitutional law, statutory law, case law, and regulations of each of the six New England states. The summary may serve as a concise overview of and introduction to the detailed reports prepared by the Energy Law Institute on the legal and regulatory systems of each of the six states. The dual regulatory system is a function of the federalist nature of our government. This dual system is examined from the standpoint of the appropriate legal doctrine, i.e., the law of pre-emption, and the application of this law to the case of hydroelectric development. The regulation of small dams are discussed and flow diagrams of the regulations are presented for each of the six states - Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut.

  5. Perception of distance-to-obstacle through time-delayed tactile feedback Jess Hartcher-O'Brien1 Malika Auvray1, and Vincent Hayward Fellow, IEEE 1

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    Hayward, Vincent

    multiple sensors that are tuned to specific forms of environmental energy, and has developed an efficient- sequences for humans and animals alike. It affects interac- tions with both animate and inanimate objects to estimate the distance of a competitor in the surrounding water [4]. In the auditory system, this process is

  6. Moving Obstacle Detection in Highly Dynamic Scenes A. Ess1, B. Leibe2, K. Schindler1,3, L. van Gool1,4

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    Schindler, Konrad

    a stereo rig mounted on a mobile platform. Specifically, we are interested in the application scenes. I. INTRODUCTION For reliable autonomous navigation, a robot or car requires appropriate), the pedestrians free up their occupied space soon after, which would thus allow a robotic platform to pass through

  7. A hybrid model of obstacle-aided snake robot locomotion Pl Liljebck, Kristin Y. Pettersen, yvind Stavdahl, and Jan Tommy Gravdahl

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway, and SINTEF ICT, Dept. of Applied Cybernetics, N-7465 Trondheim, Norway. E-mail: Pal.Liljeback@sintef.no K. Y. Pettersen, Øyvind Stavdahl, and Jan Tommy Gravdahl are with the Department of Engineering Cybernetics

  8. OBPRM: An ObstacleBased PRM for 3D Workspaces Nancy M. Amato, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    methods, known as Probabilistic Roadmap Methods (prms) have shown great potential for solving compli a graph of representative paths in C­space (a roadmap) whose vertices correspond to collision roadmap method (obprm), in cluttered 3­dimensional Workspaces. Various node generation strategies

  9. The Effectiveness of Emergency Preparedness Animal Issues Education: Perceived Advantages and Obstacles of Roles Played By Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agents 

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    Maxwell, Ricky G.

    2010-07-14

    stream_source_info MAXWELL-DISSERTATION.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 228756 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name MAXWELL-DISSERTATION.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1... Maxwell, May 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS i ABSTRACT viii LIST OF TABLES x CHAPTER I. NTRODUCTION 1 Background 1 Purpose of the Study 3 Objectives 3...

  10. The Short (?), Happy (?) Life of Crawford v. Washington

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    Graham, Kenneth

    2006-01-01

    xvii n. 17. Roman patrimony “The right to confront one’sclaiming a Roman patrimony for the right of confrontation.Roman confrontation do not prove a “common law” right of

  11. Detrital U-Pb geochronology provenance analyses: case studies in the Greater Green River Basin, Wyoming, and the Book Cliffs, Utah

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    Lippert, Peter Gregory

    2014-05-31

    ; Triebold et al. 2007, 2012). There is some discussion about the validity of this in ultrahigh-temperature (UHT) granulites, but this appears to have been largely resolved by an adjustment in the discrimination calculation by Triebold et al. (2012... population signatures of sample aliquots produced by different mineral separation techniques and also differences between the zircon and rutile datasets. The high throughput of the LA-ICP-MS makes it possible to measure >117 U-Pb dates needed...

  12. Comparative genome mapping of the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) reveals greater similarity to rat (Rattus norvegicus) than to the lab mouse (Mus musculus)

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    Ramsdell, Clifton M; Lewandowski, Adrienne A; Glenn, Julie Weston; Vrana, Paul B; O'Neill, Rachel J; Dewey, Michael J

    2008-01-01

    The comprehensive mouse radiation hybrid map densely cross-link- age and radiation hybrid cell maps) [2]. As a result,radiation http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/8/65 hybrid maps

  13. Random variation in rectal position during radiotherapy for prostate cancer is two to three times greater than that predicted from prostate motion

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    Scaife, J.; Harrison, K.; Romanchikova, M.; Parker, A.; Sutcliffe, M.; Bond, S.; Thomas, S.; Freeman, S.; Jena, R.; Bates, A.; Burnet, N.

    2014-09-16

    that were less superior on the MV scan were defined as negative. The median difference in position when all days and patients were combined was 3mm, with an IQR of 21.5 to 7.5mm. With an MV slice thickness of 6mm, this meant that the IQR showed ,1 slice... thirds. The range was 21.4 to 4.2 mm for the 10 patients, reflecting S in rectal radius between patients. IQR varied between patients (range, 1.8–6.1mm), corresponding to differences in s be- tween patients. Figure 4. (Supporting material.) Boxplot...

  14. Planning the Ranch for Greater Profit: A Study of Physical and Economic Factors Affecting Organization and Management of Ranches in the Edwards Plateau Grazing Area. 

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    Gabbard, L. P. (Letcher P.); Bonnen, C. A. (Clarence Alfred); Tate, J. N. (James Norman)

    1930-01-01

    ,333 7,029 8,419 10,727 7,130 7,077 - 5,316 8,580 13.800 4,357 4,901 6,150 3,461 6,794 4,586 4,559 4,832 4.400 3,431 3,773 2,233 3,416 4,013 4.044 2,236 -------- $ 8,292 Average yearly net income per sectic $ 1,210. 527 1,44... Pathologist W. J BACH M.' 5 ~lnh Pathologist R. F: DANA: M. s:: Plant Pathologist FARM AND RANCH ECONOMICS: I,. P. GAHHAHD M. S. Chief \\V. E. PAULSON' Ph. D. Marketing . (:. A. BONNEN. M. S.. $arm Management J. F. CRISWELI., B. S., .Assistant J. N. T...

  15. Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse on Public Lands in the Western U.S.: Implications of Recovery and Management Policies

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    Lands is to help rural communities, policy makers, resource managers and users, and others understand

  16. Complex Care Management to Decrease Emergency Department Utilization: A Case Study of the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Demonstration Project at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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    Patel, Beena Ishwar

    2013-01-01

    Homelessness. Washington, D.C. HUD and VHA (2011). Veteranplace not meant for human habitation) (HUD and VHA 2011).Table 1 HUD Annual Homeless Assessment Reports: Estimates of

  17. Complex Care Management to Decrease Emergency Department Utilization: A Case Study of the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Demonstration Project at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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    Patel, Beena Ishwar

    2013-01-01

    Program (over 2,200 HUD Section 8 vouchers to house formerlyarea by administering HUD-issued housing choice (Section 8)HUD-VASH was redefined as a comprehensive case management initiative for chronically homeless Veterans who are eligible for Section 8

  18. Patterns of habitat use by fishes associated with Sargassum mats in the Gulf of Mexico, with an emphasis on the greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) 

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    Wells, Robert Joseph David

    2002-01-01

    Distribution and abundance of fishes associated with Sargassum mats in the NW Gulf of Mexico were examined off northern (Galveston) and southern (Port Aransas) Texas from May-August, 2000. A total of 37 species (17 families) ...

  19. 20 Gy Versus 44 Gy of Supplemental External Beam Radiotherapy With Palladium-103 for Patients With Greater Risk Disease: Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial

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    Merrick, Gregory S., E-mail: gmerrick@urologicresearchinstitute.org [Schiffler Cancer Center/Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Wallner, Kent E. [Puget Sound Healthcare Corporation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Butler, Wayne M.; Galbreath, Robert W. [Schiffler Cancer Center/Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Taira, Al V. [Western Radiation Oncology Inc, Mountain View, CA (United States); Orio, Peter [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Adamovich, Edward [Department of Pathology, Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV (United States)

    2012-03-01

    Purpose: The necessity of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) as a supplement to prostate brachytherapy remains unknown. We report brachytherapy outcomes for patients with higher risk features randomized to substantially different supplemental EBRT regimens. Methods and Materials: Between December 1999 and June 2004, 247 patients were randomized to 20 Gy vs. 44 Gy EBRT followed by a palladium-103 boost (115 Gy vs. 90 Gy). The eligibility criteria included clinically organ-confined disease with Gleason score 7-10 and/or pretreatment prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level 10-20 ng/mL. The median follow-up period was 9.0 years. Biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS) was defined as a PSA level of {<=}0.40 ng/mL after nadir. The median day 0 prescribed dose covering 90% of the target volume was 125.7%; 80 men received androgen deprivation therapy (median, 4 months). Multiple parameters were evaluated for their effect on bPFS. Results: For the entire cohort, the cause-specific survival, bPFS, and overall survival rates were 97.7%, 93.2%, and 80.8% at 8 years and 96.9%, 93.2%, and 75.4% at 10 years, respectively. The bPFS rate was 93.1% and 93.4% for the 20-Gy and 44-Gy arms, respectively (p = .994). However, no statistically significant differences were found in cause-specific survival or overall survival were identified. When stratified by PSA level of {<=}10 ng/mL vs. >10 ng/mL, Gleason score, or androgen deprivation therapy, no statistically significant differences in bPFS were discerned between the two EBRT regimens. On multivariate analysis, bPFS was most closely related to the preimplant PSA and clinical stage. For patients with biochemically controlled disease, the median PSA level was <0.02 ng/mL. Conclusion: The results of the present trial strongly suggest that two markedly different supplemental EBRT regimens result in equivalent cause-specific survival, bPFS, and overall survival. It is probable that the lack of benefit for a higher supplemental EBRT dose is the result of the high-quality brachytherapy dose distributions.

  20. Greater accordance with the DASH dietary pattern is associated with lower diet-related greenhouse gas production but higher dietary costs in the United Kingdom

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    Monsivais, Pablo; Scarborough, Peter; Lloyd, Tina; Mizdrak, Anja; Luben, Robert; Mulligan, Angela A.; Wareham, Nicholas J.; Woodcock, James

    2015-04-30

    cohort study in Norfolk, United Kingdom (EPIC-Norfolk). Recruitment was based on registers of general practices in the county. Participants were aged 39–79 y at the time of entry (1993–97), when they were weighed and measured and completed questionnaires... in Britain, where prevailing unhealthy diets con- tribute to excess rates of chronic disease and mortality (23) and where the food system contributes more than one-fifth of all GHGs produced in the United Kingdom (10, 24). Previous reports have pointed...

  1. Geosciences eLearning Initiative In order to create greater access to courses and programs in the geosciences, our department has made

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    offerings. These offerings are listed below. To date, however, only the GIS Certificate can be obtained of a professional M.S. degree in GIS, which would be offered totally online. eLearning Course Offerings Geography GEO 4700 Transportation and Spatial Organization GIS 3015C Introduction to Mapping and GIS GIS

  2. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 39 (2015) 5664 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Guichard, Francoise

    2015-01-01

    , confronted to vegetation data collected in rangeland and cropland sites in the Sahel (Senegal, Niger, Mali

  3. Breakthrough Research on Platinum-Nickel Alloys

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    test vehicles. Historically, there have been a number of obstacles to the use of such fuel cells in vehicles. These obstacles have centered around the kinetic limitations on...

  4. Current Challenges Facing Planet Transit Surveys

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    David Charbonneau

    2003-02-11

    The initial task that confronted extrasolar-planet transit surveys was to monitor enough stars with sufficient photometric precision and complete phase coverage. Numerous searches have been pursued over the last few years. Among these projects are shallow, intermediate, and deep surveys of the Galactic plane, and monitoring of open clusters, and a globular cluster. These projects have all defeated the initial technical challenge, but a new obstacle has risen in its place: Single-color photometric time series are not sufficient to identify uniquely transiting planet systems, as eclipsing binary stars can mimic the signal. Multicolor photometric time series and multi-epoch spectroscopic monitoring are required to cull the list of candidates prior to high-precision radial velocity monitoring. I also discuss the prospects for detecting another transiting system among the planets found by the radial-velocity method, as well as review the recent announcement of OGLE-TR-56b, the first extrasolar planet detected by the transit method.

  5. Gas core nuclear rocket feasibility project

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    Howe, S.D.; DeVolder, B.; Thode, L.; Zerkle, D.

    1997-09-01

    The next giant leap for mankind will be the human exploration of Mars. Almost certainly within the next thirty years, a human crew will brave the isolation, the radiation, and the lack of gravity to walk on and explore the Red planet. However, because the mission distances and duration will be hundreds of times greater than the lunar missions, a human crew will face much greater obstacles and a higher risk than those experienced during the Apollo program. A single solution to many of these obstacles is to dramatically decrease the mission duration by developing a high performance propulsion system. The gas core nuclear rocket (GCNR) has the potential to be such a system. The gas core concept relies on the use of fluid dynamic forces to create and maintain a vortex. The vortex is composed of a fissile material which will achieve criticality and produce high power levels. By radiatively coupling to the surrounding fluids, extremely high temperatures in the propellant and, thus, high specific impulses can be generated. The ship velocities enabled by such performance may allow a 9 month round trip, manned Mars mission to be considered. Alternatively, one might consider slightly longer missions in ships that are heavily shielded against the intense Galactic Cosmic Ray flux to further reduce the radiation dose to the crew. The current status of the research program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory into the gas core nuclear rocket feasibility will be discussed.

  6. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences Vol. 18, No. 11 (2008) 18691893

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    Igbida, Noureddine

    2008-01-01

    an obstacle and in cavitation problems in hydrodynamic lubrication. Notice also that some free boundary prob

  7. Three-Dimensional Modeling of Turbid Density Currents in Imha Reservoir, South Korea

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    ). Alternatively, the construction of solid or permeable obstacles such as submerged weirs or geotextile screens

  8. Water-related constraints to the development of geothermal electric generating stations

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    Robertson, R.C.; Shepherd, A.D.; Rosemarin, C.S.; Mayfield, M.W.

    1981-06-01

    The water-related constraints, which may be among the most complex and variable of the issues facing commercialization of geothermal energy, are discussed under three headings: (1) water requirements of geothermal power stations, (2) resource characteristics of the most promising hydrothermal areas and regional and local water supply situations, and (3) legal issues confronting potential users of water at geothermal power plants in the states in which the resource areas are located. A total of 25 geothermal resource areas in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, and Alaska were studied. Each had a hydrothermal resource temperature in excess of 150/sup 0/C (300/sup 0/F) and an estimated 30-year potential of greater than 100-MW(e) capacity.

  9. Abstract: WISE, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, surveyed the entire sky in 4 mid-in-frared bands at 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 microns with vastly greater sensitivity than previous all-

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    Richmond, Michael W.

    the radiometric diameters more than 150,000 objects. WISE has a 40 cm cryogenic telescope, 1024x1024 arrays, a scan mirror to freeze images on the arrays while the spacecraft scans continuously,and takes 47'x47

  10. Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area Â… Weatherization Assistance Program Funds Provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, OAS-RA-11-18

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p aDepartment ofCommercial Grade DedicationaOffice ofSISupport of

  11. The moral implications of the subversion of the Nonproliferation Treaty regime

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    Doyle, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Its History’. in U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: ConfrontingF. Chyba. ‘U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policies for a New Era’.in U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today’s Threats,

  12. and Schmidt to be E , = 50.2 f 0.2 kcal/mol and log A = 14.09,measured over a 50' temperature range.3The disparity

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    the need for skepti- cism when confronted with its predictions on the stereochem- ical course and mechanism

  13. Putting People Us and Them: Understanding

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    for human existence. Most confrontational to readers may be his skepti- cism about a God giving purpose

  14. Home-Based Enterprises in Urban Spaces: An Obligation for Strategic Planning?

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    Ezeadichie, Nkeiru

    2012-01-01

    Obligation for Strategic Planning? By Nkeiru Ezeadichieenterprise, urban space, strategic planning “Confronting thewhether HBEs justify strategic planning to accommodate the

  15. Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability | Department of...

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    Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability Diversity & Flexibility Key to Sustainability Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting...

  16. Final Report: Mobile Surveillance and Wireless Communication Systems Field Operational Test Volume 2: FOT Objectives, Organization, System Design, Results, Conclusions and Recommendations

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    Klein, Lawrence

    1999-01-01

    obstacle to using solar power to charge the ramp metersystem do utilize solar power to supplement power supplied

  17. Short Chosen-Prefix Collisions for MD5 and the Creation of a Rogue CA Certificate

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    , that for at least one commercial CA the rele- vant obstacles could be overcome with non-negligible probability

  18. Water Transfers: The Case against Transbasin Diversions in the Eastern States

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    Klein, Christine A.

    2007-01-01

    potential institu- tional and legal obstacles to superimposing a dry-year option (contingent) water market between irrigators and hydropower

  19. Study on Prompting Mechanism of Energy EFficiency Technology

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    Information on energy efficient technologies, the obstacles surrounding their implementation, and the methods for prompting use of these technologies.

  20. An Epiperimetric Inequality Approach to the Thin and Fractional ...

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    Arshak Petrosyan(joint with Nicola Garofalo, Camelia Pop, and Mariana Smit Vega Garcia)

    2015-07-28

    Jun 15, 2015 ... An Epiperimetric Inequality. Approach to the Thin and. Fractional Obstacle Problems. Geometric Analysis. Free Boundary Problems. & Measure ...

  1. Navigation Functions for Focally Admissible Surfaces Ioannis Filippidis and Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

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    Low, Steven H.

    focal surface within the obstacle. Secondly, a critical point which is not near a second- order contac

  2. 2014-10-08, 7:44 PM--FORESTS: Sugar maples reveal obstacles facing species in their e...nge --researchers --Monday, September 29, 2014 --www.eenews.net Page 1 of 3http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1060006547/print

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    Vellend, Mark

    the Appalachian Mountains where temperatures were lower. Sap from these trees is boiled down to produce maple syrup. "We knew the system had warmed, but we weren't seeing the response you would expect," said.3 miles) per decade. Projected temperature increases between 2050 and 2090 under high carbon emissions

  3. China's international trade and air pollution in the United States

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    2014-01-01

    boundary transport of air pollution (31) must confront theTransport of Asian air pollution to North America. Geophys2010) Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010 Executive

  4. Quantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG Emissions

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    Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting MisconceptionsQuantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG EmissionsJennifer B....

  5. Strategic Perspectives on Biofuels

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    Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting MisconceptionsQuantitative Analysis of Biofuel Sustainability, Including Land Use Change GHG EmissionsLee R. Lynd,...

  6. Radiochemical tracers as a mix diagnostic for the ignition double...

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    Springfield, VA at www.ntis.gov. One of the most important challenges confronting laser-driven capsule implosion experiments will be a quantitative evaluation of the...

  7. Radiochemical tracers as a mix diagnostic for the ignition double...

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    for the ignition double-shell capsule One of the most important challenges confronting laser-driven capsule implosion experiments will be a quantitative evaluation of the...

  8. Relationships Among Symptoms, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Daily Activities, Self-Care, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors

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    Heinze, Sylvia B.

    2012-08-31

    Background: Breast cancer survivors confront ongoing symptoms following diagnosis and treatment. Studies examining the relationship between biomarkers and symptoms are scarce. Purpose: To explore symptom occurrence and ...

  9. Civil society strategies on urban waterways : stewardship, contention, and coalition building

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    Campbell, Lindsay Kathleen

    2006-01-01

    Urban, industrial waterways-with their contamination, environmental injustice, and nebulous development futures given changing economies-present multiple problems that are confronted by environmental civil society ...

  10. President's Message

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    Gabaeff, Steven

    2006-01-01

    With increased involvement with ACEP on many levels, we whocurrent relationship to ACEP During this year we expandedwe were confronted by ACEP with solicitations for money to

  11. Running Head: Four modes of selection A Framework for Studying Age-related Change and

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    Handy, Todd C.

    in other modalities follows similar principles. A harsh reality that confronts all students of selective preattentive, inattentional, subconscious, unconscious, and unintentional. The key feature of this type

  12. Unique Aspects and Scientific Challenges - Theoretical Physics...

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    have been achieved recently due to improved computing technology and more efficient algorithms, but further improvement will be required to confront future Intensity Frontier...

  13. Biomass 2012 Agenda

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    Detailed agenda from the July 10-11, 2012, Biomass conference--Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities - Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy.

  14. Forecasting the Path of China's CO2 Emissions Using Province Level Information

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    Auffhammer, Maximilian; Carson, Richard T.

    2007-01-01

    to the Environmental Kuznets Curve, Ecological Economics 28,Confronting the environmental kuznets curve, Journal of2004, The Environmental Kuznets Curve and Flow Versus Stock

  15. The Ethics of Distribution /

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    Pummer, Theron

    2013-01-01

    3.5: Taking Stock..…………………………………………………. 3.6: Two Moreand Critical Thresholds Taking Stock Two More Monstersturn, too implausible. Taking Stock Before confronting any

  16. The struggle for vibrancy : a study of local government intervention in Detroit's inner suburbs

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    Kohn, Amy J. (Amy Jennifer)

    2005-01-01

    Today, many communities located on the periphery of central cities confront traditionally "urban" problems. Detroit's inner suburbs struggle with aging infrastructure, limited governmental capacity, commercial disinvestment, ...

  17. Fighting Environmental Racism: a Selected Annotated Bibliography

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    Weintraub, Irwin

    1994-01-01

    ed. 1993. Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from theThe Threat of Environmental Racism." Natural Resources andEvidence of Environmental Racism." Sojourners 19 (2): 22-25.

  18. Echándole Ganas: Undocumented, Latino Students Fighting for Collegiate Survival in their United States Homeland

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    Del Razo, Jaime Liborio

    2012-01-01

    D.  A.  (1992).   Race,  racism,  and  American  law  (3rd  Confront  Nativism  and  Racism. ”     AERA  Annual  would  classify  as  racism.    The  U.S.  has  a  long  

  19. Disciplining Narratives and Damaged Identities in Rossana Campo’s Lezioni di arabo

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    Anatrone, Sole

    2013-01-01

    arose in response to a racism within American feminism thatstruggle is with a pervasive racism that allows his body tostage for the more explicit racism Suleiman is confronted

  20. Press Pass - Press Releases

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    are subscribers to Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, and recently attended the London production of "Copenhagen," which speculates on a wartime confrontation between physicists...

  1. Art became my window : California youth art activism in the undocumented rights movement

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    Bartz, Virginia Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    blame and deport ‘illegal aliens’ for social problems in theRelief, and Education of Alien Minors Act), which was firststereotypes of ‘illegal aliens’, at times confronting them

  2. Sustainable Bioenergy and the RSB

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    Plenary V: Biofuels and Sustainability: Acknowledging Challenges and Confronting MisconceptionsSustainable Bioenergy and the RSBBarbara Bramble, Senior Director for International Wildlife...

  3. Screening in (2+1)D pure gauge theory at high temperatures

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    E. Laermann; C. Legeland; B. Petersson

    1995-01-23

    We compute heavy quark potentials in pure gauge $SU(3)$ at high temperatures in $2+1$ dimensions and confront them with expectations emerging from perturbative calculations.

  4. A policy synthesis approach for slowing global warming

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    Timilsina, G.R.

    1996-12-31

    Global warming is a burning environmental issue today but confronting with subjective as well as policy conflicts. The findings of various studies indicate that developed countries that are capable of affording effective measures towards the global warming mitigation have fewer incentives for doing so because they will have a minimal damage from global warming. The developing countries, although they will have greater damage, are unlikely to divert their development budget for taking preventive actions towards global warming. The only solution in this situation is to design a policy that encourages all the nation in the world to participate in the programs for slowing global warming. Without active participation of all nations, it seems unlikely to reduce the global warming problem in an effective way. This study presents a qualitative policy recommendation extracted from a comprehensive analysis of the findings of several studies conducted so far in this field. This study has categorized the policy approaches for mitigating the global warming in three groups: Engineering approach, forestry approach and economic approach.

  5. Emissions trading and compliance: Regulatory incentives and barriers

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    South, D.W.; Bailey, K.A.; McDermott, K.A.

    1992-04-01

    The Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (P.L. 101-549) authorizes the use of transferable emission allowances to achieve reductions in the power generating industry`s SO{sub 2} emissions at a minimum possible cost. All electricity generators (greater than 25 MW) are required to hold emissions allowances equal to the amount (tons) of SO{sub 2} emitted during a given year, and meet NO{sub x} reduction levels indicated by the Revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state public utility commissions, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusions; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to data by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements.

  6. Emissions trading and compliance: Regulatory incentives and barriers

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    South, D.W.; Bailey, K.A. ); McDermott, K.A. . Center for Regulatory Studies)

    1992-01-01

    The Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (P.L. 101-549) authorizes the use of transferable emission allowances to achieve reductions in the power generating industry's SO{sub 2} emissions at a minimum possible cost. All electricity generators (greater than 25 MW) are required to hold emissions allowances equal to the amount (tons) of SO{sub 2} emitted during a given year, and meet NO{sub x} reduction levels indicated by the Revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state public utility commissions, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusions; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to data by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements.

  7. Multiple-reflection optical gas cell

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    Matthews, Thomas G. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1983-01-01

    A multiple-reflection optical cell for Raman or fluorescence gas analysis consists of two spherical mirrors positioned transverse to a multiple-pass laser cell in a confronting plane-parallel alignment. The two mirrors are of equal diameter but possess different radii of curvature. The spacing between the mirrors is uniform and less than half of the radius of curvature of either mirror. The mirror of greater curvature possesses a small circular portal in its center which is the effective point source for conventional F1 double lens collection optics of a monochromator-detection system. Gas to be analyzed is flowed into the cell and irradiated by a multiply-reflected composite laser beam centered between the mirrors of the cell. Raman or fluorescence radiation originating from a large volume within the cell is (1) collected via multiple reflections with the cell mirrors, (2) partially collimated and (3) directed through the cell portal in a geometric array compatible with F1 collection optics.

  8. 02/23/2007 11:59 AMCircumcision's Anti-AIDS Effect Found Greater Than First Thought -New York Times Page 1 of 2http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/23/science/23hiv.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print

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    Kalas, Paul G.

    considering paying for circumcisions in high-risk countries, but must work out what training and equipment was paying for them, because it was apparent that circumcision reduced a man's risk of contracting AIDS from for circumcisions in high-risk countries. But the final data from the trials, to be published today in the British

  9. Russell, J. 1974. Floating nplants proposed off ____. 1969. Nuclear power-anadromous Stober, Q. J., and E. O. Salo. 1973. Ecological New Jersey. Nat!. Fisherman 55(6):6B-7B. fishes. Greater Portland Commer. 53(31) studies of the proposed Kiket Island nucl

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    Russell, J. 1974. Floating n·plants proposed off ____. 1969. Nuclear power-anadromous Stober, Q. J Commer. 53(31) studies of the proposed Kiket Island nuclear Snyder, G. R. 1968. Thermal plants, thermal Aug.:22-27. power site. Final Rep. Contract Snohomish pollution, and fish-The problems in the Co Sport

  10. Abstract: During a flare, the increase in solar flux at X-ray and EUV wavelengths causes an enhancement in electron densities in planetary ionospheres. Although it is known that relative changes in electron density during a flare are greater for lower alt

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    Withers, Paul

    Abstract: During a flare, the increase in solar flux at X-ray and EUV wavelengths causes in electron density during a solar flare, based on analysis of 12 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) radio occultation electron density profiles which have been affected by solar flares. We find that solar zenith angle also

  11. Quantum Physics Einstein's Gravity

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    Visser, Matt

    Quantum Physics confronts Einstein's Gravity Matt Visser Physics Department Washington University Saint Louis USA Science Saturdays 13 October 2001 #12; Quantum Physics confronts Einstein's Gravity and with Einstein's theory of gravity (the general relativity) is still the single biggest theoretical problem

  12. Real Time Diagnostics for Algae-final-sm

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    Laboratories is developing a suite of complementary technologies to help the emerging algae industry detect and quickly recover from algal pond crashes, an obstacle to...

  13. An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Ocean Energy Task Force (Maine)

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    This law was enacted to overcome economic, technical and regulatory obstacles and to provide economic incentives for vigorous and efficient development of promising indigenous, renewable ocean...

  14. 4.3 Boundary integral equations

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    2010-10-18

    62. CHAPTER 4. OBSTACLE SCATTERING. 4.3 Boundary integral equations. We introduce the equivalent sources for the Helmholtz equation and establish ...

  15. Sandia National Laboratories' Structural Health Monitoring and...

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    clean, renewable, and diversified resources. One current obstacle to the utilization of offshore wind energy is that most projections put the operation and maintenance (O&M)...

  16. SANDIA REPORT

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    grid, nested model. The black star indicates the location of the Mokapu Point CDIP buoy used for model validation. The white squares represent the locations of model obstacles...

  17. The Resurgence of Land Reform Policy and Agrarian Movements in Indonesia

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    Rachman, Noer Fauzi

    2011-01-01

    Land Reforms. Defects in Agrarian Structure as Obstacles tocolonial and feudal agrarian structures Indonesia inheritedthat “defects in agrarian structure, and in particular

  18. Collaboration In Action : the impact of a cooperative learning environment on student engagement in ninth grade English

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    Young, Jessica Jean

    2011-01-01

    creating obstacles to classroom management for the teacherFrom time management, to classroom management to communitynot have strong classroom management skills. The teacher

  19. Energy Department Announces the SUN Project, Empowering Urban...

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    competitive science education and academic event, where students compete regionally to win spots for a national contest. One of the greatest obstacles students face in entering...

  20. Clifford G. Shull, Neutron Diffraction, Hydrogen Atoms, and Neutron...

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    atoms are within a material like ricocheting bullets reveal where obstacles are in the dark. Clifford Shull Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory When a beam of...

  1. Assessment of data systems, smoking and injury, and poor training outcomes in U.S. military recruit populations

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    2011-01-01

    obstacle courses and training modules are introduced overSMIP) module of the Marine Corps Training InformationSMIP) module of the Marine Corps Training Information

  2. 6th Symposium on Analysis and PDEs

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    June 1, 5:00–5:25pm. The Relationship Between the Obstacle Problem and Minimizers of the Interaction Energy. The repulsion strength at the origin for ...

  3. Local Uniqueness for the Fixed Energy Fixed Angle Inverse Problem ...

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    Abstract. We prove local uniqueness for the inverse problem in obstacle scattering at a fixed energy and fixed incident angle. We consider the inverse problem of ...

  4. Doug Brutlag 2002 Using Robotics to

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    Roadmap Planner · Complete representation of obstacles in high dimensional configuration space is very Energy-Based Probabilistic Roadmaps · Key Differences: ­ Each point in configuration space has

  5. Approaches to Modeling Coupled Flow and Reaction in a 2-D Cementation Experiment

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    Cochepin, B.

    2008-01-01

    precipitation and perforation of a clogging obstacle madethan in Crunch. The perforation of the calcium oxalate wallevolve. First, the wall perforation occurs after ~50 days

  6. Research Projects

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    accident scenarios. This design combines the obstacle avoidance features of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with the efficiency and simplicity features of "rolling-class"...

  7. Fossil Energy Today - Fourth Quarter, 2012 | Department of Energy

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    Coal and Power Training Course for State Department Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles Fossil Energy Today, Issue No. 8, Fourth Quarter, 2012 More Documents...

  8. Modeling needs for very large systems.

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    Stein, Joshua S.

    2010-10-01

    Most system performance models assume a point measurement for irradiance and that, except for the impact of shading from nearby obstacles, incident irradiance is uniform across the array. Module temperature is also assumed to be uniform across the array. For small arrays and hourly-averaged simulations, this may be a reasonable assumption. Stein is conducting research to characterize variability in large systems and to develop models that can better accommodate large system factors. In large, multi-MW arrays, passing clouds may block sunlight from a portion of the array but never affect another portion. Figure 22 shows that two irradiance measurements at opposite ends of a multi-MW PV plant appear to have similar irradiance (left), but in fact the irradiance is not always the same (right). Module temperature may also vary across the array, with modules on the edges being cooler because they have greater wind exposure. Large arrays will also have long wire runs and will be subject to associated losses. Soiling patterns may also vary, with modules closer to the source of soiling, such as an agricultural field, receiving more dust load. One of the primary concerns associated with this effort is how to work with integrators to gain access to better and more comprehensive data for model development and validation.

  9. Modeling the fast fill process in natural gas vehicle storage cylinders

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    Kountz, K.J.

    1994-09-01

    The on-board storage capacity of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is a critical issue to the wide spread marketing of these alternate fueled vehicles. Underfilling of NGV cylinders, during fast fill (< 5 min.) charging operations, can occur at fueling stations, at ambient temperatures greater than 50{degrees}F or 60{degrees}F. The resulting reduced driving range of the vehicle is a serious obstacle which the gas industry is striving to overcome, without resorting to unnecessarily high fueling station pressures, or by applying extensive overpressurization of the cylinder during the fueling operation. Undercharged storage cylinders are a result of the elevated temperature which occurs in the NGV storage cylinder, due to compression and other processes which have not, to the author`s knowledge, been analyzed and documented to date. This paper presents a model and solution methodology which quantifies the cylinder undercharging phenomena which occurs during rapid (< 5 min.) fueling. The effects of heat transfer from the cylinder gas to its constraining walls and ambient are considered in the model analysis. The ramifications of the results on fueling station and cylinder designs are discussed. Suggestions are made for controlled experimental programs to verify the theoretical results, and for fueling station design studies which could minimize or eliminate cylinder underfilling.

  10. Monte Carlo simulation of quantum Zeno effect in the brain

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    Danko Georgiev

    2014-12-11

    Environmental decoherence appears to be the biggest obstacle for successful construction of quantum mind theories. Nevertheless, the quantum physicist Henry Stapp promoted the view that the mind could utilize quantum Zeno effect to influence brain dynamics and that the efficacy of such mental efforts would not be undermined by environmental decoherence of the brain. To address the physical plausibility of Stapp's claim, we modeled the brain using quantum tunneling of an electron in a multiple-well structure such as the voltage sensor in neuronal ion channels and performed Monte Carlo simulations of quantum Zeno effect exerted by the mind upon the brain in the presence or absence of environmental decoherence. The simulations unambiguously showed that the quantum Zeno effect breaks down for timescales greater than the brain decoherence time. To generalize the Monte Carlo simulation results for any n-level quantum system, we further analyzed the change of brain entropy due to the mind probing actions and proved a theorem according to which local projections cannot decrease the von Neumann entropy of the unconditional brain density matrix. The latter theorem establishes that Stapp's model is physically implausible but leaves a door open for future development of quantum mind theories provided the brain has a decoherence-free subspace.

  11. Parallel computing in enterprise modeling.

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    Goldsby, Michael E.; Armstrong, Robert C.; Shneider, Max S.; Vanderveen, Keith; Ray, Jaideep; Heath, Zach; Allan, Benjamin A.

    2008-08-01

    This report presents the results of our efforts to apply high-performance computing to entity-based simulations with a multi-use plugin for parallel computing. We use the term 'Entity-based simulation' to describe a class of simulation which includes both discrete event simulation and agent based simulation. What simulations of this class share, and what differs from more traditional models, is that the result sought is emergent from a large number of contributing entities. Logistic, economic and social simulations are members of this class where things or people are organized or self-organize to produce a solution. Entity-based problems never have an a priori ergodic principle that will greatly simplify calculations. Because the results of entity-based simulations can only be realized at scale, scalable computing is de rigueur for large problems. Having said that, the absence of a spatial organizing principal makes the decomposition of the problem onto processors problematic. In addition, practitioners in this domain commonly use the Java programming language which presents its own problems in a high-performance setting. The plugin we have developed, called the Parallel Particle Data Model, overcomes both of these obstacles and is now being used by two Sandia frameworks: the Decision Analysis Center, and the Seldon social simulation facility. While the ability to engage U.S.-sized problems is now available to the Decision Analysis Center, this plugin is central to the success of Seldon. Because Seldon relies on computationally intensive cognitive sub-models, this work is necessary to achieve the scale necessary for realistic results. With the recent upheavals in the financial markets, and the inscrutability of terrorist activity, this simulation domain will likely need a capability with ever greater fidelity. High-performance computing will play an important part in enabling that greater fidelity.

  12. Mapping multisensory parietal face and body areas Ruey-Song Huanga,1

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    Sereno, Martin

    obstacles in our peripersonal space. We lower our head to get into vehicles with low door frames. We sidle 10, 2012) Detection and avoidance of impending obstacles is crucial to preventing head and body in peripersonal space to guard an in- dividual from head to toe. self-defense | multisensory homunculus | wearable

  13. Autonomous Sailing Robot for Oceanographic

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    Lherminier, Pascale

    -class sailboat Weight: 223 Kg Length: 3.5 m · Powered by 12V battery + solar panel + wind turbine. · Multiple sensor system: GPS, IMU, omni-directional camera, sonar, hydrophones, loch, wind vane, anemometer and obstacle avoidance - Dynamic adaptation to wind variations and obstacle detection - Real-time on

  14. Approximate Motion Planning and the Complexity of the Boundary of the

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    Fleischer, Rudolf

    2 Christian Uhrig 2 Abstract: We study rigid motions of a rectangle amidst polygonal obstacles. Such a problem is specified by a set of polygons with a total of n corners, the obstacles, a rectangle R with sides a and b, a > b, and an initial and a final placement Zl and Z2 of R. A placement Z = (z, y, a

  15. A Motion Planning Approach to Flexible Ligand Binding

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    Brutlag, Doug

    of Freedom (dof) of robot = 2 (x, y) initial goal initial goal Cell Decomposition Visibility Roadmaps #12 Space #12;Roadmap Planner Select milestones · Usually determined by characteristics of the obstacle (e;Probabilistic Roadmap Planner Complete representation of obstacles in high dimensional configuration space

  16. A case study of cost overruns in a Thai condominium project 

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    Roachanakanan, Kwanchai

    2005-08-29

    Construction managers confront many problems. Still, this industry plays a vital role in the healthy growth of the economy of many countries throughout the developed and developing world. Effective management of construction projects has been a...

  17. Improved Audit Implementation Through Programmed Report Delivery 

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    Brown, M. L.; Gurta, M. E.; Meffert, W. A.

    1995-01-01

    these barriers, Georgia Tech engineers providing industrial audits have begun a program of delivering audit reports instead of mailing them. Although report delivery does not directly confront barriers relating to organization changes, it can be effective...

  18. Modeling Web Interactions Paul Graunke (Northeastern University),

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    Tobin-Hochstadt, Sam

    Modeling Web Interactions Paul Graunke (Northeastern University), Robert Bruce Findler (University) Abstract. Programmers confront a minefield when they design interactive Web programs. Web interactions take place via Web browsers. With browsers, con- sumers can whimsically navigate among the various stages

  19. Modeling Capacity Reservation in High-Tech Manufacturing

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    Wu, David

    by rapid innovation and volatile demands. Capacity reservation provides a risk sharing mechanism, manufacturers are confronted with capital intensive facilities and highly skilled labor, operating under long. Physical expansion of manufacturing capacity involves enormous risk. This involves building new facil

  20. Dangerous diasporas : émigré nationalism and ethnic violence

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    Wattman, Jessica M. (Jessica Marie)

    2010-01-01

    The number of exceptionally brutal ethnic confrontations that followed the end of the Cold War brought with them question of diaspora contributions to violence. The unwritten assumption was that diaspora compatriots were ...