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U. S. rig count drops below 600, a post-1940 low  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper reports that the Baker Hughes Inc. count of active U.S. rotary rigs as of June 12 fell to less than 600 the first time since that tally began in 1940. The previous modern record low was set at 610 the previous week. Baker Hughes reported about 1,400 rigs idle in the U.S. last week. Using a different criteria, the Smith International count of U.S. active rigs fell seven units to 653 the week ended June 12, compared with a count of 910 the previous year. Baker Hughes predecessor Hughes Tool Co. began keeping monthly records of active U.S. rigs in January 1940. The lowest monthly count that year was 857. It changed to a weekly count in January 1949. The milestone was met wit calls for relief for the U.S. upstream sector from industry and government officials in Washington.

Not Available

1992-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An energy-saving oil drilling rig for recovering potential energy and decreasing motor power  

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An energy-saving oil drilling rig is researched. A large accumulator is adopted in this rig to store the energy of the motor during the auxiliary time of lifting the drill stem and the potential energy of the drill stem when lowered. The equipped power of this rig decreases remarkably compared with the conventional drilling rig, and this rig can also recover and reuse the potential energy of the drill stem. Therefore, this rig owns remarkable energy-saving effect compared with the conventional drilling rig, and the energy-saving effect of the energy-saving oil drilling rig is also verified by the field tests. The mathematical model of the energy-saving oil drilling rig lowering the drill stem was derived and simulation analysis was conducted. Through simulation the curves of the drill stem lowering velocity and lowering displacement with time were obtained, and some conclusions were reached: (1) the heavier the drill stem lowered, the higher the lowering velocity is, and the shorter the lowering time is; (2) the smaller the displacement of the variable pump-motor, the higher the lowering velocity is, and the shorter the lowering time is.

Lujun Zhang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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34th annual reed rotary rig census  

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This article reports that the number of rigs active according to the 1986 census is 1052, which represents a decline of 1573 rigs from 1985 figures. This 60 percent decrease is the largest decline of active rigs in the 34-year history of the census. The 1986 census takers found 3993 rigs are available with the capacity to drill deeper than 3000 ft. The count has thus declined by 416 rigs (9 percent) from the 1985 total of 4409. Rig availability declined for the fourth consecutive year following nine straight years of fleet expansion (1974-1982). During the past four years, 1651 rigs have been removed from the drilling fleet representing a 29 percent decline from the record high number of rigs available in 1982. The 1986 decline in the available U.S. fleet is considerably less than what many industry observers had been anticipating. A larger decrease in the rig fleet has not been realized for a number of reasons.

Hutchinson, D.L.; Pastusek, P.E.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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42nd Annual Reed rig census  

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The eleven-year trend of attrition in the US rig fleet slowed significantly this year as only 12 rigs, or less than 1%, left the available fleet. The number of rotary rigs available for drilling in the US now stands at 1,841. but for the 42-year history of the Reed Tool Co. Rotary Rig Census, the 1973 available rig count of 1,767 remains the record low for yet another year. The count of rigs active during the 45-day census period also declined since last year's census. The active count was down 4.5% to 1,221 from 1,279 in 1993. As a consequence, rig utilization fell to 66.3% in 1994, from 69.0% last year. Notably, a strong shift to gas from oil drilling has occurred. Of the 1,221 rigs active in the census period, 540 were drilling for gas on the last well vs. 356 drilling for oil. Compared to last year, this is an increase in gas drilling of 29% and a decrease in oil drilling 22%. (Rigs targeting both oil and gas totaled 325 in 1994.)

Stokes, T.A.; Rodriquez, M.R. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rig Efficiency Paper  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

"active" annual rig count which is an imprecise and subjective task. Baker Hughes, 5 Smith, 6 ReedHycalog (Now NOV), 7 Schlumberger, 8 and IADC 9 publicly report the number of...

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36th annual Reed rig census  

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For the sixth straight year, the number of rigs available in the U.S. declined. Five hundred and seventy-nine rotary rigs dropped out of drilling industry competition during the past 12 months as attrition forced rig supply closer toward balance with demand. Significant highlights of this year's census are: The U.S. rig fleet now stands at 2,752 drilling rigs, a 17.4% reduction from the census count in 1987. This is the largest percentage decline and the third largest absolute decline in available rigs in census history; The 1988 census active count was 1,532 rigs, up 10% over 1987; The 1988 census utilization rate was 55.7%, up from the 41.7% reported last year and a 110% improvement over the all-time low of 26.3% in 1986; Every region in the country reported a reduction in total available rigs. Each region also reported an increase in the active ring count with the exception of Ark-La-Tex; California had the highest utilization rate in the census (63.9%), and all regions reported a utilization rate greater than 50% with the exception of Ark-La-Tex, which reported a 45.5% rate; The number of rig owners declined 12% from 691 to 608. The decline in available rigs would have been greater, but owners brought back 226 rigs that had been dropped from previous census tabulations.

Fitts, R.L.; Crowhurst, M.E. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (US))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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

12-i Chapter 12 Rigging Hardware CHAPTER 12 RIGGING HARDWARE This chapter provides requirements for rigging accessories used in hoisting and rigging - shackles, eyebolts, eye nuts, links, rings, swivels, wire-rope clips, turnbuckles, rigging hooks, and load-indicating devices and implements the requirements of ANSI/ASME B30.26, "Rigging Hardware" (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 12.1 GENERAL..................................................................................................................................12-1 12.1.1 Good and Bad Rigging Practices ...................................................................................12-1 12.2 RIGGING HOOKS.....................................................................................................................12-5

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Hoisting & Rigging Fundamentals  

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

Hoisting and Rigging Hoisting and Rigging Fundamentals for Riaaers and ODerators Pendant Control - Components TR244C, Rev. 5 December 2002 TR244C Rev . 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii HOISTING AND RIGGING OBJECTIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WIRE ROPE SLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SYNTHETIC WEBBING SLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I O CHAINSLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 METAL MESH SLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SPREADER BEAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 RIGGING HARDWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rig activity; 1989 was the worst year on record  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article discusses the quantity of oil rotary rigs running in the United States during 1989. Rotary rigs running in 1989 averaged 870, down 7.1% from 1988 and arguably the worst performance since anyone bothered to count. A quick check into dusty historical records reveals that in 1942 the rotary rig count averaged 761 (this was the result of a deliberate government policy of scaling back drilling). However, the number is misleading, because in the early 1940s cable-tool rigs were around 40% to 45% of the total operating at any given time.

Not Available

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

  Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices...

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Rig activity; 1991 is now the worst year on record  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper reports that U.S. rotary oil well drilling rig activity reached year-end levels above 1,100 rigs and averaged over 1,000 in 1990, the first increase since 1984. In 1991, however, operating rigs dropped once again, this time to an all time recorded low and once again, most forecasters erred on the high side. Rotary rigs running in 1991 averaged 862.8, a 14.4% drop below the 1990 activity level of 1007.8 rigs. The rig count, began at 1,068 in January, but fell steadily for the remainder of the year. A brief upturn at mid-year failed to hold up and the year-end increases in drilling we had come to expect since 1986 never materialized.

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1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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39th annual Reed rig census  

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This paper reports on cutbacks in U.S. exploration and development drilling during the first half of 1991 which squeezed most of the optimism out of the drilling industry. Just how rough the year has been is underscored by the results of this year's rig census. The number of rotary rigs available for U.S. drilling declined by only 69 units (3%) during the past 12 months. But despite those withdrawals from competition, only 66% of the remaining rigs were working at the time the census was taken. Results of the 1991 census contrasted sharply with the stability and optimism that seemed apparent a year ago when 72% of the available rig fleet met the census definition of active. At that time, the mini-boom in horizontal drilling coupled with tax-credit- driven gas drilling led to a relatively high rig utilization rate and suggested that rig supply and demand might be close to an economically acceptable balance. However, it quickly became apparent in early 1991 that industry optimism was unjustified. Horizontal drilling began to drop and the lowest natural gas prices in 12 years triggered rapid declines in gas drilling. Although oil prices have been relatively stable and above $18 per bbl since January 1989, most major operators have concluded that a better return on investment can be had outside the U.S. and have drastically cut their domestic drilling budgets. These factors, combined with softened energy demand from the worldwide recession, further slowed U.S. drilling. The long awaited balance between rig supply and demand has seemingly slipped away. The 1991 Reed rig census describes an industry facing several more rough years. Details of this year's census include: The available U.S. fleet now stands at 2,251 rigs, down by 69 from the 2,320-unit total in 1990, and the lowest since 1976. Rigs meeting the census definition of active numbered 1,485, down 192 (11.4%) from the 1,677 active rigs counted a year earlier.

Crowhurst, M.E.; Fitts, R.L. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (US))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 10 - RIGGING HARDWARE  

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

ASME, DOERL-92-36 and the Rigging Hardware manufacturers' requirements. It is the responsibility of the user of this manual to implement all of the requirements from listed...

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International land rig locator  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Mechanical specifications, ratings, locations, and status are listed for each of the 5,000 contract rotary drilling rigs operated by the more than 700 independent drilling contractors throughout the Free World.

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1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International land rig locator  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Mechanical specifications, ratings, locations, and status are listed for each of the 5,000 contract rotary drilling rigs operated by more than 700 independent drilling contractors throughout the Free World.

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1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

16

Hoisting and Rigging  

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

DOE-STD-1090-2011 DOE-STD-1090-2011 September 2011 Superseding DOE-STD-1090-2007 August 2007 DOE STANDARD HOISTING AND RIGGING U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. INCH-POUND INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1090-2011 iii Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hoisting and Rigging Standard is intended to be used by supervisors, line managers, safety personnel, equipment operators, riggers and other personnel responsible for the safety of hoisting and rigging operations at DOE sites. It may be used as either contract document or as a best practices guide at the site's or program office's discretion. The standard invokes applicable OSHA and national consensus standards but also delineates

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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

13-i CHAPTER 13 LOAD HOOKS This chapter provides safety standards for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of load hooks installed on cranes or hoists and implements the requirements of ASME B30.10, Chapter 10-1, "Hooks." See Chapter 12, "Rigging Accessories," for rigging hook requirements (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 13.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.1 Marking......................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.2 Attachments ...............................................................................................................13-1

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Design of a bicycle rig  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A design of a bicycle (bike) rig was conducted. This bike rig is designed to be used for aerodynamics measurement testing of bicycles, cyclists and cycling related items in a wind tunnel. This paper discusses the design ...

Racz, Rastislav

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New depths with mobile rig  

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Magee-Poole Drilling Company, a drilling contractor operating out of the south Texas drilling center of Alice, claims it operates the largest mobile drilling rig in the world. That is, it's the only wheel mounted portable rig that drills to 16,000 feet with 4 1/2-inch drill pipe - at least 3000 feet deeper than the previous mobile drilling rig ratings. The unit is designated the Ingersoll-Rand 1500 Series. What's more significant, according to co-owner Don Magee, is that the rig's portability gets the rotary table turning to the right sooner; it drills more footage per year. It rigs up in 1 1/2 days versus 3 to 4 days for a conventional skid type rig normally used at these depths. The unit's compact arrangement, with more components combined into single loads, makes possible its higher mobility. A conventional skid rig might require 25 to 30 truckloads to move the rig components, mud system, fuel and water tank, houses for utilities, storage and crew change, generators, and drill pipe. The new rig moves in anywhere from four to nine loads less. Further, the rig components weigh less without sacrificing durability.

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1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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44. Annual Reed rig census  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Reed Tool Company`s 44th annual rotary rig census found a spirit of increased optimism in the US oil and gas drilling industry. Rig utilization rose to 77% this year, the highest since the boom times of 15 years ago. A combination of a higher number of active rigs and another decline in available units to a historical low, led to this higher-than-average utilization rate. The paper discusses results from the survey.

Stokes, T.A.; Rodriguez, M.R. [Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan  

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

HOISTING & RIGGING HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Maintenance conducts safety inspections of hoisting and rigging

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan  

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

HOISTING & RIGGING HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Maintenance conducts safety inspections of hoisting and rigging

23

Hoisting and Rigging  

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

1-i 1-i CHAPTER 11 WIRE ROPE AND SLINGS This chapter provides requirements for the fabrication and use of wire rope and slings used in hoisting and rigging and implements the requirements of ASME B30.9, Slings (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). . 11.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................11-1 11.2 WIRE ROPE ............................................................................................................................11-4 11.2.1 Wire-Rope Lays .........................................................................................................11-4 11.2.2 Wire-Rope Cores .......................................................................................................11-4

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Comparing rig power transmission systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Installed power on drilling rigs has increased steadily since the inception of rotary drilling technology as a result of technical advances and the need to penetrate deeper horizons. Higher power levels for the pumps, rotary table and drawworks are also required for drilling deep wells within an economically reasonable period. Power initially available on a rig had been about 35 kW on average, whereas power values on modern rigs drilling ultra-deep wells are on the order of several thousand kW. The installed power values on modern drilling rigs, subdivided with respect to depth range, are shown. After safety, economic factors are of paramount importance to rig operators. Among these, which include low acquisition cost, long service life and ease of maintenance, a particularly decisive factor is high efficiency.

Gutsche, W.; Noevig, T.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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

4 4 BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES 14-i This chapter provides the requirements for below-the-hook lifting devices used in hoisting and rigging, such as spreader bars, lifting yokes, and lift fixtures. This section implements the requirements of ASME B30.20, "Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices" (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). NOTE: Special lifting devices for shipping containers weighing 10,000 lb or more that are used for radioactive materials are governed by ANSI N14.6 ["Standard for Special Lifting Devices for Shipping Containers Weighing 10,000 Pounds (4,500 kg) or More for Nuclear Materials."] 14.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................14-1

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Focus on rotary drill rigs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article discusses the drill rig, focusing on the rotary drill rigs. There are two principal drilling methods - rotary and percussion. In certain situations, percussion drilling is the most practical method, but for most applications, rotary drilling using the rotary-tricone bit with either steel-toothed cones or carbide inserts, is the common and accepted drilling technique. There are four principal reasons for a rotary drill rig: to provide power to the rotary-tricone bit; to provide air to clean the hole; to provide a life-support system for the rotary-tricone bits; and, to provide a stable and efficient platform from which to drill the hole.

Schivley, G.P. Jr.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity on the rig. Part 3 - New electric rig technology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The use of an SCR-controlled power system on an offshore drilling rig has lead to an increased acceptance of high technology equipment. Such equipment increases drilling productivity, reduces maintenance, and improves reliability. Most new rigs now have AC squirrel cage motors, brushless AC generators, silicon controlled rectifiers, DC motors, and swtichgear and motor starters. Several opportunities for cost reductions in SCR systems, such as improving the power factor, are studied in this paper.

McNair, W.L.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar stirling engine rig tests  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A description of a prototype four-cylinder Stirli ng engine construction with the heat receiver of the concentrated solar radiant flux and with a swashplate drive is given. The rig tests have been carried out ...

I. A. Tursunbaev; E. P. Orda; A. I. Lezhebokov; A. P. Korobkov…

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth drill rig  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes an earth drill rig wherein an upwardly and downwardly moving drill-string-turning rotary table is rotated by a kelly bar connected at its lower end to a vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being journalled for rotation in and fixed against axial movement with respect to a drill frame assembly and the rotary table being mounted for axial movement on and along the drill frame assembly. The drill frame assembly is pivotally mounted on a vehicle on a substantially horizontal axis for pivoting between an upright position and a substantially horizontal position for transportation. The improvement described here comprises the drill frame assembly pivot axis positioned below the lower end of the kelly bar and above the upper end of the vertical drive shaft, and a universal coupling connecting the lower end of the kelly bar and the vertical drive shaft the universal coupling comprising universal joints at opposite ends of an elongated slip joint connector and connected there-by for relative axial movement but driving coupling between the universal joints. The universal joints lie generally on a circle of which the drill frame assembly pivot axis is the center. The drill frame assembly can be moved between the upright and the substantially horizontal positions without disconnecting the kelly bar from the vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being revolvable by the drive shaft through substantially the entire range of movement of the drill frame assembly.

Rassieur, C.L.

1987-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Drill rig hook  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A hook for suspending a pipe string or other load in a well rig, including a tubular outer body supported by a first connector structure which is attachable to a suspending line, a tubular inner body which supports a second connector structure preferably taking the form of a hook, with the inner body being received within the outer body and being yieldingly urged upwardly relative thereto by a resilient unit or assembly located within the inner body, and with a structure within the inner body bearing upwardly against and supporting the resilient assembly and attached to the first connector structure. A cam mechanism between the inner and outer bodies automatically cams the inner body to a predetermined rotary position upon upward movement, with a locking device or devices serving to retain the inner body in fixed rotary position and/or to lock the camming mechanism in a fixed position in a manner determining the rotary setting to which the inner body returns upon upward movement. The mentioned first and/or second connectors may each consist of two parts receivable within one of the tubular bodies and held in operative connecting engagement therewith by a spacer between the two parts. A link suporting member may be formed separately from the load suporting hook, to be detachable therefrom for a repair or replacement.

Zimmermann, A.

1985-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

9-2004 9-2004 12-i Chapter 12 Rigging Accessories CHAPTER 12 RIGGING ACCESSORIES This chapter provides requirements for rigging accessories used in hoisting and rigging - shackles, eyebolts, rings, wire-rope clips, turnbuckles, rigging hooks, and load-indicating devices. 12.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................12-1 12.1.1 Inspections .................................................................................................................12-1 12.1.2 Testing .....................................................................................................................12-3 12.1.3 Good and Bad Rigging Practices ...............................................................................12-3

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New ultra-deepwater rig with dual rotaries will reduce costs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Discoverer Enterprise, a next generation, ultra-deepwater drill ship with a dual rotary system, will decrease drilling and completion costs by reducing bottom hole assembly (BHA) and tubular preparation time. Transocean Offshore received a contract from Amoco Corp. to build the ultra-deep floating rig and is scheduled to spud its first well in July 1998. It will generally work in water deeper than 6,000 ft. The rig design involves a new approach that addresses the overall well-construction process and equipment required to decrease significantly deepwater drilling time. The Discoverer is the first ultra-deepwater rig designed specifically for handling subsea completions and extended well tests. The paper discusses increased deepwater rig demand, rig construction costs, drillship design, well construction, development drilling, and cost justification.

Cole, J.C.; Herrmann, R.P.; Scott, R.J. [Transocean Offshore Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Shaughnessy, J.M. [Amoco Corp., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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45th annual Reed rig census  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Since 1983, Reed Tool Co.`s annual rotary rig census has reported 14 consecutive annual reductions in the U.S. rig fleet. This year, the downward trend has reversed and more rigs have been added to the available fleet than have left. Robust drilling activity has also spurred higher rig utilization in 1997. Utilization climbed to 86.9% this year, more than ten percentage points higher than a year ago and the highest since 1981. Data and trends are discussed.

Stokes, T.A.; Rodriguez, M.R. [Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting and Rigging Technical Advisory Committee  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Hoisting and Rigging Technical Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) by providing support to their policy efforts aimed at ensuring the safe performance of hoisting and rigging activities at DOE facilities and in the review and resolution of identified generic hoisting and rigging safety issues.

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Hoisting & Rigging Lift Plan  

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

Hoisting & Rigging Lift Plan Hoisting & Rigging Lift Plan Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory May 16, 2005 SSRL-HRLP-000-R0 Page 1 of 3 General Information Lift Plan Document # Plan prepared by: Describe the load or items to be lifted: Could the load, if dropped, release hazardous materials or radioactivity? No Yes (describe) Is the load irreplaceable or would it be very costly to replace if damaged? No Yes (describe) Brief description of lift activities (specify if rolling or flipping involved) Equipment Information Equipment ID: Equipment custodian: Rated capacity: Operator capacity : Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) Steel-toed shoes Required for all personnel involved with lift activity to protect from crushing of feet/toes

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Risk analysis of jackup rigs  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Increasing attention has been focussed in the North Sea and elsewhere on the quantification of the risks of working in a hazardous enviroment: the offshore world. The perception of risk with respect to mobile rigs has often been vague and uninformed. This paper attempts to put the risks with respect to jackup rigs into perspective by quantifying them and comparing them to other risks. This paper contains a few risk comparisons with fixed platforms, semi-submersibles, and drillships. Historical casualties are used in an example to show how a change intended to make an operation safer, may result in the opposite effect. Examining risks from losses due to environmental overload, the conclusion is reached that jackups are very safe structures: there appears to be no jackup, in the timeframe examined, that has been lost because of a deficiency in the calculation methods currently in use by knowledgeable experts.

B.P.M. Sharples; W.T. Bennett Jr; J.C. Trickey

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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40th annual Reed rig census  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper reports that declines characterize the 1992 rig census-in the number of available drilling rigs, in the number of active rigs, in rig utilization rate, in the number of rig owners and in industry optimism. The number of rotary rigs available for U.S. drilling fell by 255 units (11.3%) during the past 12 months, an attrition rate almost four times greater than in 1991. But despite the high attrition, only 59.7% of remaining rigs were working during the time the census was taken. Results of the 1992 census bring emphasis to an industry trend that became apparent in early 1991. The major oil companies, and many independents, continued their exodus form the U.S., and the remaining independents, which were hurt by low natural gas prices and unfavorable tax treatment of intangible drilling costs, were not able to pick u the drilling slack. Consequently, the past year has been disastrous for many U.S. drilling contractors, and the outlook for this industry segment remains bleak.

Fitts, R.L.; Stokes, T.A. (Reed Tool Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Four rigs refurbished for West Africa drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In April and May 1990, Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. awarded Noble Drilling West Africa Inc. four separate contracts to drill oil and gas wells in the inland waterways of Nigeria. The contracted rigs included a shallow water jack up, the NN-1, and three posted barges, the Gene Rosser, the Chuck Syring, and the Lewis Dugger. The jack up was built in 1978, and the three posted barges are 1980s vintage. Three of the rigs have been idle for a number of years. The Shell Nigeria contracts required major modifications to the rigs before putting them into international service. Noble replaced or refurbished all major pieces of equipment in the drilling, power, and service systems on the rigs. Rig crews serviced all other equipment. A significant amount of general service piping and electrical wiring was replaced. Each rig also required additional motor control centers to support the new drilling and mud processing equipment. Alfa-Laval waste-heat water desalination plants and new sewage treatment units were installed on all four rigs. Because of the tidal variances and high silt conditions expected in the African waterways, all engine cooling systems were converted from heat exchangers to radiators. Rotary tables were made common on all rigs at 37 1/2 in. Noble had all traveling equipment completely inspected and modified as necessary. Strict attention was paid to certification and documentation of all equipment. Safety upgrades conformed to both Shell and Noble standards. Fire and gas detection systems were installed throughout each rig. Water and foam deluge systems were installed in the wellhead areas, and new foam systems and monitors were installed on the helldecks.

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1991-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 CONSTRUCTION HOISTING AND RIGGING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 15-i Chapter 15 Construction Hoisting and Rigging Equipment Requirements This chapter outlines the requirements for the safe use of hoisting and rigging equipment on construction projects at DOE installations. 15.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................15-1 15.2 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS.........................................................................................15-2 15.2.1 Qualified Operators of Mobile Cranes.......................................................................15-2 15.2.2 Qualified Operators of Forklift Trucks ......................................................................15-3

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Group Based Rigging of Realistically Feathered Wings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for feather interpenetration resulting from movement from extended to folded wing poses [Hiebert 3 et al. 2006]. The rigging method developed for this thesis provides a single rig and control solution for animation that includes both outstretched... be highly detailed and as anatomically accurate as a mythical creature can be. A big challenge to this was the look and actions of the feathers [Hiebert et al. 2006]. The feathers on the gryphons (coverts, and body feathers) were generated procedurally...

Howard, Heather Vernette

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity on the rig; part I -- electric applications on drilling and workover rigs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article points out that not only have electric motors replaced diesel engines and mechanical transmissions, but solid-state equipment is rapidly taking the place of rotary equipment in variable speed drivers and control systems. The SCR (silicon controlled rectifier) type of speed control has replaced other types by a large margin of acceptance on drilling rigs and has begun to be used on workover and service rigs. In most cases, electrical power is generated at the rig site with diesel-AC generators. On mechanically driven rigs, single diesel-generator sets operate to supply power for lighting and electrical motor loads. When high levels of power are required, such as on SCR-powered rigs, multiple generators are operated in electrical-parallel and each contributes to the total power required.

McNair, W.L.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Odessa fabricator builds rig specifically for geothermal drilling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

For 35 years, MD Cowan has built drilling rigs, developing a market for its Super Single® rig for use in the nation's oil and gas fields. Now the Odessa-based company is branching out into alternative energy.

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Oil-spill aftermath hampers rig research  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... Mexico, scientists say that they have been struggling to gain access to the region's rigs and drill ships, hampering their research. Marine scientists have long been allowed to install ... ships, hampering their research. Marine scientists have long been allowed to install instruments on offshore structures. The equipment can deliver vital data that would not be practical to gather ...

Melissa Gaskill

2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-99; DOE Standard Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

TS TS INCH-POUND DOE-STD-1090-99 March 1999 Superseding DOE-STD-1090-96 September 1996 DOE STANDARD HOISTING AND RIGGING (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual) U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE STANDARD HOISTING AND RIGGING (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual) Summary of Changes as of March 1999

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 CONSTRUCTION HOISTING AND RIGGING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 15-i This chapter outlines the requirements for the safe use of hoisting and rigging equipment on construction projects at DOE installations. 15.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................15-1 15.2 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS.........................................................................................15-2 15.2.1 Qualified Operators of Mobile Cranes.......................................................................15-2 15.2.2 Qualified Operators of Forklift Trucks ......................................................................15-3 15.2.3 Qualified Riggers .......................................................................................................15-4

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

3 3 LOAD HOOKS 13-i Chapter 13 Load Hooks This chapter provides safety standards for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of load hooks installed on cranes or hoists and implements the requirements of ASME B30.10, Chapter 10-1, "Hooks." See Chapter 12, "Rigging Accessories," for rigging hook requirements. 13.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.1 Marking......................................................................................................................13-1 13.1.2 Attachments ...............................................................................................................13-1

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La Belle: rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast, a reconstruction of a seventeenth-century ship's rig  

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LA BELLE: RIGGING IN THE DAYS OF THE SPRITSAIL TOPMAST, A RECONSTRUCTION OF A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SHIP’S RIG A Thesis by CATHARINE LEIGH INBODY CORDER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS December 2007 Major Subject: Anthropology LA BELLE: RIGGING IN THE DAYS OF THE SPRITSAIL TOPMAST, A RECONSTRUCTION OF A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SHIP’S RIG A...

Corder, Catharine Leigh Inbody

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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La Belle: Rigging in the days of the spritsail topmast, a reconstruction of a seventeenth-century ship's rig  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

La Belle’s rigging assemblage has provided a rare and valuable source of knowledge of 17th-century rigging in general and in particular, French and small-ship rigging characteristics. With over 400 individual items including nearly 160 wood and iron...

Corder, Catharine Leigh Inbody

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rigs to reefs: a petroleum industry perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, by implementing an ocean dumping program in conjunction with a rigs-to-reefs program, and through the development of new technology and methods to reduce transportation costs. Zn addition, the overall cost to industry participation can be reduced through... Environmental Enhancement and Fishing in the Seas (REEFS)" Task Force. This task force was comprised of representatives of federal and state government agencies, the oil and ocean industries, and the commercial and recreational fishing communities. Secretary...

Dubose, William Perry

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open Rigging Through XML: Character Setup Utilizing Metadata and Node Based Editing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Manager. . . . . 22 7 The Rig Manager interface for an empty scene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 8 The Rig Manager interface and “Rig Edit Mode” label on the viewport after clicking the “Create Rig” button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 9 The Rig... and replace them with code that performs the desired actions. For example, the node-based interface can be used to replace the task of authoring rig 6 definition files in a text editor so that the user never needs to learn the rig definition format. 7 3...

Kelly, Logan Scott

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Surveillance Guide - CPS 8.1 Hoisting and Rigging  

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

HOISTING AND RIGGING HOISTING AND RIGGING 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to examine hoisting and rigging operations to ensure that safe equipment and work practices are being used. The surveillance includes verification that hoisting and rigging work is performed in accordance with DOE requirements and best practices. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE O 440.1A, Worker Protection Management For Doe Federal And Contractor Employees 2.2 DOE-RL-92-36, Hanford Site Hoisting and Rigging Manual NOTE The DOE Hoisting and Rigging Manual should be used as the primary reference for this surveillance. 1 3.0 Requirements Implemented This surveillance is conducted to implement the RL Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities Manual (FRAM) item No. 2504. 4.0 Surveillance Activities

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MHK Technologies/Ocean Energy Rig | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rig Rig < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Ocean Energy Rig.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Free Flow 69 Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description The Ocean Energy Rig is a hybrid concept harnessing tidal stream with increased velocity from venturi system wave and wind power The rig also uses solar panels to power computers and warning lights Other unique features include a water ballasting system with automatic self levelling and wave ramps to maximize FreeFlow 69 s new wave power device It is envisaged that the Ocean Energy Rig would be assembled and maintained in dry docks and would be towed out into position before being semi submerged and anchored for operation Power output of the production model would be at least 10MW

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Field Demonstraton of Existing Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR) Technology  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The performance of an advanced Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR) has been measured in the field during the drilling of 25 test wells in the Niobrara formation of Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. The coiled tubing (CT) rig designed, built and operated by Advanced Drilling Technologies (ADT), was documented in its performance by GTI staff in the course of drilling wells ranging in depth from 500 to nearly 3,000 feet. Access to well sites in the Niobrara for documenting CT rig performance was provided by Rosewood Resources of Arlington, VA. The ADT CT rig was selected for field performance evaluation because it is one of the most advanced commercial CT rig designs that demonstrate a high degree of process integration and ease of set-up and operation. Employing an information collection protocol, data was collected from the ADT CT rig during 25 drilling events that encompassed a wide range of depths and drilling conditions in the Niobrara. Information collected included time-function data, selected parametric information indicating CT rig operational conditions, staffing levels, and field observations of the CT rig in each phase of operation, from rig up to rig down. The data obtained in this field evaluation indicates that the ADT CT rig exhibited excellent performance in the drilling and completion of more than 25 wells in the Niobrara under varied drilling depths and formation conditions. In the majority of the 25 project well drilling events, ROP values ranged between 300 and 620 feet per hour. For all but the lowest 2 wells, ROP values averaged approximately 400 feet per hour, representing an excellent drilling capability. Most wells of depths between 500 and 2,000 feet were drilled at a total functional rig time of less than 16 hours; for wells as deep at 2,500 to 3,000 feet, the total rig time for the CT unit is usually well under one day. About 40-55 percent of the functional rig time is divided evenly between drilling and casing/cementing. The balance of time is divided among the remaining four functions of rig up/rig down, logging, lay down bottomhole assembly, and pick up bottomhole assembly. Observations made during all phases of CT rig operation at each of the project well installations have verified a number of characteristics of the technology that represent advantages that can produce significant savings of 25-35 percent per well. Attributes of the CT rig performance include: (1) Excellent hole quality with hole deviation amounting to 1-2 degrees; (2) Reduced need for auxiliary equipment; (3) Efficient rig mobilization requiring only four trailers; (4) Capability of ''Zero Discharge'' operation; (5) Improved safety; and, (6) Measurement while drilling capability. In addition, commercial cost data indicates that the CT rig reduces drilling costs by 25 to 35% compared to conventional drilling technology. Widespread commercial use of the Microhole Coiled Tubing technology in the United States for onshore Lower-48 drilling has the potential of achieving substantially positive impacts in terms of savings to the industry and resource expansion. Successfully commercialized Microhole CT Rig Technology is projected to achieve cumulative savings in Lower-48 onshore drilling expenditures of approximately 6.8 billion dollars by 2025. The reduced cost of CT microhole drilling is projected to enable the development of gas resources that would not have been economic with conventional methods. Because of the reduced cost of drilling achieved with CT rig technology, it is estimated that an additional 22 Tcf of gas resource will become economic to develop. In the future, the Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig represents an important platform for the continued improvement of drilling that draws on a new generation of various technologies to achieve goals of improved drilling cost and reduced impact to the environment.

Kent Perry; Samih Batarseh; Sheriff Gowelly; Thomas Hayes

2006-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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C:\Documents and Settings\jhr\My Documents\C_drive\RIGS\users 2013\rigs_usersApril2013.vp  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

23 23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide Version 2013 For Report Year 2012 Energy Information Administration U.S. Department of Energy April 2013 Form EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide April 2013 EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) User's Guide Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hardware / Software Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Installing the RIGS Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Installation Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Using the EIA-23 Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Initial Data Import from Last Year's RIGS Submission File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The RIGS Main Menu Screen.

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Development of a portable grain mass flow sensor test rig  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A portable grain mass flow sensor test rig was built to measure the accuracy of a mass flow sensor with dual use in the field as well as in the lab. Concurrently, a synchronization method was developed that employs GPS timing data to synchronize the ... Keywords: Mass flow sensor, Test rig, Yield monitor accuracy, Yield monitor error

M. Loghavi; R. Ehsani; R. Reeder

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HURRICANE PREDICTION, OIL RIGS, AND INSURANCE: KATRINA, RITA, AND BEYOND  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on meteorological and oceanographic design specifications for offshore structures such as oil rigs. Dr. Forristall spent over 30 years as an offshore research engineer and advisor for Shell Oil, both nationallyHURRICANE PREDICTION, OIL RIGS, AND INSURANCE: KATRINA, RITA, AND BEYOND LUNCHEON BRIEFING

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CRAD, Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan CRAD, Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Plan Performance Objective: To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Maintenance conducts safety inspections of hoisting and rigging equipment on a scheduled basis, certifying that safe operations are in

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Advanced Hot Section Materials and Coatings Test Rig  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Phase I of the Hyperbaric Advanced Hot Section Materials & Coating Test Rig Program has been successfully completed. Florida Turbine Technologies has designed and planned the implementation of a laboratory rig capable of simulating the hot gas path conditions of coal gas fired industrial gas turbine engines. Potential uses of this rig include investigations into environmental attack of turbine materials and coatings exposed to syngas, erosion, and thermal-mechanical fatigue. The principle activities during Phase 1 of this project included providing several conceptual designs for the test section, evaluating various syngas-fueled rig combustor concepts, comparing the various test section concepts and then selecting a configuration for detail design. Conceptual definition and requirements of auxiliary systems and facilities were also prepared. Implementation planning also progressed, with schedules prepared and future project milestones defined. The results of these tasks continue to show rig feasibility, both technically and economically.

Dan Davis

2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoisting & Rigging ISMS Assessment Form  

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

Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements. Assess the laboratory's process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in the

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Hoisting & Rigging ISMS Assessment Form  

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

Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and Objective: Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements. Assess the laboratory's process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in the

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS 5-i Chapter 5 Hostile Environments This chapter describes provisions for hoisting and rigging operations in hostile work environments. 5.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................5-1 5.2 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT PLAN ......................................................................................5-2 5.2.1 Marking and Posting ....................................................................................................5-2 5.2.2 Inspection and Testing .................................................................................................5-2 EXHIBIT I Hostile Environment Plan ............................................................................................5-3

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

11-i Chapter 11 11-i Chapter 11 Wire Rope and Slings CHAPTER 11 WIRE ROPE AND SLINGS This chapter provides requirements for the fabrication and use of wire rope and slings used in hoisting and rigging. 11.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................11-1 11.2 WIRE ROPE ............................................................................................................................11-4 11.2.1 Wire-Rope Lays.........................................................................................................11-4 11.2.2 Wire-Rope Cores .......................................................................................................11-4 11.2.3 Wire Rope for General Purposes

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

5 5 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS 5-i Chapter 5 Hostile Environments This chapter describes provisions for hoisting and rigging operations in hostile work environments. 5.1 GENERAL................................................................................................................................5-1 5.2 HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT PLAN ......................................................................................5-2 5.2.1 Marking and Posting ....................................................................................................5-2 5.2.2 Inspection and Testing .................................................................................................5-2 EXHIBIT I Hostile Environment Plan ............................................................................................5-3

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EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS) Released: April 16, 2013 Background The Form EIA-23L, "Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, " is used to collect data on reserves of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. These data are used to develop national and regional estimates of proved reserves of domestic crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, and to facilitate national energy policy decisions. Reporting on the Form EIA-23L is mandatory. Reserves Information Gathering System The Form EIA-23L Reserves Information Gathering System (RIGS), provides respondents with an efficient and effective means for filing the form using a personal computer (PC). Hardware / Software Requirements The minimum hardware requirements needed to install and use RIGS are:

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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form | Department of Energy  

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

Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements. Assess the laboratory's process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents. Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are

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HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility...  

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

on a scheduled basis, certifying that safe operations are in compliance with good conduct of operations. DOE-STD-1090-2001 HoistingRiggingPlan.doc More Documents &...

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Odessa fabricator builds rig specifically for geothermal drilling...  

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

in the nation's oil and gas fields. Now the Odessa-based company is branching out into alternative energy. The company recently delivered its first Thermal Single rig, a...

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Basic Rigging Workbook Training and Qualifications Program Office  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. This instructor handbook incorporates the Subject Area's requirements, as well as information from the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hoisting and Rigging Manual and ANSI B30.9. Definitions Asymmetrical load. An object

Ohta, Shigemi

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Rotating head for rotary drilling rigs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A rotating head is claimed for a rotary drilling rig which is to be secured to the top of a well pipe having an inner rotating portion with an opening therethrough which permits passage of drill pipe, pipe joints, and Kelly tools; the rotating portion has an annular drive rubber formed integrally with the top portion thereof. A rotating head drive bushing having an opening with a cross-sectional shape generally conforming to the cross-section of the Kelly tool to permit only sliding motion therebetween is provided with helical external ridges which produce a disengagable gripping action with the opening in the drive rubber at the top of the rotating portion of the rotating head. The rotating portion has a conventional stripper rubber at the bottom thereof and is mounted with a double roller bearing to provide low friction motion with respect to the fixed portion of the head. The double roller bearing is lubricated with a viscous lubricating material and paddles are provided between the sets of rollers of the double roller bearing for distributing the viscous lubricating material and in particular propel it onto the upper set of bearings; the upper body portion of the rotating head is readily detachable from the lower sleeve portion which is normally welded to the well conductor pipe.

Adams, J.R.

1983-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

APPENDIX A PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES A-1 Appendix A Procurement Guidelines This appendix provides reference guidance in preparing purchase requisitions for hoisting and rigging materials and equipment. Nationally recognized standards and specifications are referenced for listed items. However, caution should be used prior to procurement of special items in order to verify appropriate specification or standard reference and requirements. Some specific requirements listed in this appendix are more restrictive than consensus standard requirements, but are recommended to ensure materials of adequate quality and workmanship are provided. Quality receipt inspections should be provided for all received materials in order to verify compliance of all

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

APPENDIX A APPENDIX A PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES A-i Appendix A Procurement Guidelines This appendix provides reference guidance in preparing purchase requisitions for hoisting and rigging materials and equipment. Nationally recognized standards and specifications are referenced for listed items. However, caution should be used prior to procurement of special items in order to verify appropriate specification or standard reference and requirements. Some specific requirements listed in this appendix are more restrictive than consensus standard requirements, but are recommended to ensure materials of adequate quality and workmanship are provided. Quality receipt inspections should be provided for all received materials in order to verify compliance of all

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS 1-1 Chapter 1 Terminology and Definitions The following are specialized terms commonly used when discussing hoisting and rigging operations. Many may not be used in this standard, but are included for general information. The terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Illustrations are included for clarity. ABRASION: Surface wear. ACCELERATION STRESS: Additional stress imposed due to increasing load velocity. ALTERNATE LAY: Lay of wire rope in which the strands are alternately regular and lang lay. ANSI: American National Standards Institute. APPOINTED: Assigned specific responsibilities by the employer or the employer's representative. AREA, METALLIC: Sum of the cross- sectional areas of individual wires in a wire rope

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS 1-1 Chapter 1 Terminology and Definitions The following are specialized terms commonly used when discussing hoisting and rigging operations. Many may not be used in this standard, but are included for general information. The terms are arranged in alphabetical order. Illustrations are included for clarity. ABRASION: Surface wear. ACCELERATION STRESS: Additional stress imposed due to increasing load velocity. ALTERNATE LAY: Lay of wire rope in which the strands are alternately regular and lang lay. ANSI: American National Standards Institute. APPOINTED: Assigned specific responsibilities by the employer or the employer's representative. AREA, METALLIC: Sum of the cross- sectional areas of individual wires in a wire rope

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Counting Bacteria  

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

Counting Bacteria Counting Bacteria Name: Tammy Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I am working with my daughter on her Science Fair Project. We are testing daily items that we come in contact with to see how many germs and bacteria it has. How can we differentiate between the types of bacteria? How can we decide which one has the most? We are using the growth medium Agar in petri dishes. Where can I find more scientific info as to why this happens so we can write up the project? Replies: These are complex questions. First, the agar medium is used as a solid phase so that one can see colonies formed. These are round mounds of growth because bacteria multiply in all directions, but they cannot normally move in or on a solid phase so they remain at the site of multiplication. Every bacterial cell can multiply into a colony. Thus, the number of colonies is a measure for the number of cells present, if you have taken quantitative samples. If you want to quantitate, you should try to standardize your samples (for example, use 1 ml liquid to wash surfaces, food particles, 1 ml of liquids, etc. and add of this one drop (with a micropipette would be more accurate) per agar plate and let the drop form a tear on the plate. The number of colonies that grow in this tear are a measure for the original number of bacteria present in the drop, because each colony is derived from a single bacterial cell.

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The Feasibility of Natural Gas as a Fuel Source for Modern Land-Based Drilling Rigs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

rigs are still in use today, most modern drilling rigs are electrically powered. Electric drilling rig engines are coupled to electric generators, in what is called a generator set, or genset, which creates electricity that powers electric motors... drilling rigs can be categorized into either direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC), depending on the type of electricity the rig generators produce. Electric motors power the draw-works, top drive, mud pumps, and other systems with electricity...

Nunn, Andrew Howard

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Human rigHts advocacy in action  

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in memoriam 26 2 nonesuch//Autumn 2011 Greencoat 80 Silk is carbon balanced ­ where the carbon intensity has purchased. Carbon balancing by the World Land Trust tackles climate change through projects that both offset 18 Brave new world 22 thought that counts 27 In pictures snapshots 5 taken 29 Regulars Bristol

Bristol, University of

77

DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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

4 4 BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES 14-i Chapter 14 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices This chapter provides the requirements for below-the-hook lifting devices used in hoisting and rigging, such as spreader bars, lifting yokes, and lift fixtures. This section implements the requirements of ASME B30.20, "Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices." NOTE: Special lifting devices for shipping containers weighing 10,000 lb or more that are used for radioactive materials may be governed by ANSI N14.6 ["Standard for Special Lifting Devices for Shipping Containers Weighing 10,000 Pounds (4,500 kg) or More for Nuclear Materials."] 14.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................14-1

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Workover well control. Part 3. Conventional rigs, snubbing units handle a variety of workover jobs  

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The conventional rig, the most widely used rig for workovers, performs several common functions: tripping in and out of the hole, rotating the work string, and circulating fluid. Its primary component groups are the derrick, hoisting systems, rotary tools, circulating systems, and tubular goods. Rig sizing depends on the job requirements; the typical workover rig is a small-capacity, single unit used for concentric work. A workover rig's most important feature is its portability; compartmentalizing the rig permits transporting it offshore in packages smaller than 8000 lb and allows small cranes to replace derrick barges for loading operations.

Adams, N.

1981-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

79

Professional development of new rig supervisors a must  

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This paper reports that because the number of drilling personnel has dropped dramatically over the last decade, many operators now face a shortage of competent rig supervisors. To be effective, the rig supervisor must develop a knowledge of drilling operations, apply optimization techniques to improve drilling performance, demand safe work practices, and protect the environment. Petroleum engineering degree programs and industry training programs can teach the rig supervisor specific technical and management skills; however, traditionally, the supervisor trainee shadows an experienced company man to learn how to direct a drilling operation. The success of this method depends not only on the skills and learning capabilities of the trainee but also on the trainer's time, motivation, knowledge, and ability to teach the skills necessary to direct drilling activities.

Nordt, D.P. (Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States)); Stone, M.S. (Marathon Oil Co., Bridgeport, IL (United States))

1992-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

80

Natural Gas for the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green)  

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the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) JOHN DAVIS: No one has been hit harder by rising fuel prices than America's long-haul commercial truckers. A big rig can easily burn 20,000 gallons of fuel a year, and with diesel prices projected to keep rising, this not only pinches the trucker's bottom line, but that extra cost is passed on to American consumers. Meanwhile, natural gas prices have remained stable and are forecast to stay that way for years to come. Up to now, demand for natural gas as a transportation fuel has been mostly for compressed natural gas used by light and medium-duty vehicles. City buses, refuse haulers, utilities, and

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81

Inventory management of steel plates at an oil rig construction company .  

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??Keppel Fels produces make-to-order oil exploration rigs for the global market. Each rig requires close to 6000 metric tons of steel in the course of… (more)

Tan, Chien Yung

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Inventory management of steel plates at an oil rig construction company  

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Keppel Fels produces make-to-order oil exploration rigs for the global market. Each rig requires close to 6000 metric tons of steel in the course of its production. Optimal management of this steel is very critical in this ...

Tan, Chien Yung

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Doubts swirl around plan to use rigs as reefs  

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... Offshore oil platforms could be allowed to remain in place as artificial habitats for marine life ... oil stops flowing, and to leave the sites as they found them. But the Rigs to Reefs Act of 2003, which is sponsored by Representative David Vitter (Republican, ...

Betsy Mason

2003-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

84

Ministers block disposal of oil rigs at sea  

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... ministers last week ended three years of public controversy about the fate of disused oil rigs in the northeast Atlantic ocean. They decided that most will have to be dismantled ... all environmentalist groups. Oil companies, on the other hand, were disappointed. The UK Offshore Operators Association said the decision to outlaw deep-sea disposal of oil and gas ...

Ehsan Masood

1998-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

85

Hoisting and Rigging: Lift Planning and Control for Ordinary Lifts  

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operator Follow specific instructions/procedures for attachment of the rigging gear to the load. Use. Repeat as necessary until the load is evenly balanced. Follow "Conduct of Operator" requirements2 Stop at the work site and follow the plan Assign a designated leader Ensure all personnel involved in the lift

Wechsler, Risa H.

86

Mixed Stream Test Rig Winter FY-2011 Report  

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This report describes the data and analysis of the initial testing campaign of the Mixed Stream Test Rig (MISTER) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). It describes the test specimen selection, physical configuration of the test equipment, operations methodology, and data and analysis of specimens exposed in two environments designed to represent those expected for high temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE).

Chalres Park; Tedd Lister; Kevin DeWall

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Planning and scheduling a fleet of rigs using simulation-optimization  

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Some of the most important and expensive activities in the oil field development and production phases relate to using rigs. These can be used for drilling wells, or for maintenance activities. As rigs are usually scarce compared to the number of wells ... Keywords: Planning, Rigs, Scheduling, Simulation-optimization

Hugo ViníCius Bassi; VirgíLio Jose Martins Ferreira Filho; Laura Bahiense

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs |  

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Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs February 8, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - BMI Corporation, a company in South Carolina, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has successfully developed a technology that will make semi trucks more fuel efficient with the potential to save millions of gallons of fuel. Utilizing the nation's most powerful computer, BMI Corp designed a SmartTruck UnderTray System, a set of integrated aerodynamic fairings that improve the aerodynamics of 18-wheeler (Class 8) long-haul trucks. If all 1.3 million Class 8 trucks in the U.S. were configured with these components, companies could achieve annual savings of 1.5 billion gallons

89

Rotary torque and rpm indicator for oil well drilling rigs  

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Monitoring the torque applied by the rotary table to the drill string and the rpm of the drill string is provided. An intermediate adapter is positioned between the drill kelly and the rotary table. A strain gauge is attached to the intermediate adapter to measure torsional deformation and provide an indication of rotary torque. Transmission of torque data is accomplished by radio frequency transmission utilizing a transmitter on the intermediate adapter. A receiver is mounted to the side of the drill rig floor to receive and demodulate the torque signal. The intermediate adapter is rotating at the same rate as the drill string. Detection of the revolutions utilizing the changing R.F. Field strength is accomplished at the edge of the drill rig platform or elsewhere with a stationary sensor which doubles as the torque receiver. A highly directional torque transmitter antenna mounted on the adapter is used with the major lobe lying parallel to the rig floor and perpendicular to the pipe. By detecting the envelope of the radio frequency field strength, each rotation is marked by a peak. This enables continuous torque and rpm monitoring.

Chien, L.C.

1981-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

90

CPS 8.1 Hoisting and Rigging, 2/25/2000  

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The objective of this surveillance is to examine hoisting and rigging operations to ensure that safe equipment and work practices are being used.  The surveillance includes verification that...

91

HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

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:  To determine that hoisting and rigging operations areconducted according to “industry best standards” for increasing equipment reliabilitywhile assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being...

92

,,,,,"Rig: TOI Discoverer Enterprise"  

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

Well: OCS-G 32306 002 ST00BP00",,,,"Flow Data" Well: OCS-G 32306 002 ST00BP00",,,,"Flow Data" ,,,,,"Field: Mississippi Canyon 252" ,,,,,"Rig: TOI Discoverer Enterprise" ,,,,,"Choke Manifold",,,,"Rates",,,,,,,,,"Ratio" "Date","Time","Choke A","Choke B","BSW","WHPres","WHTemp","WHDCP","WHDCTemp","Gas Rate","Gas Cum","Uncorrected ","Uncorrected ","Water Rate","Water Cum","Uncorrected ","Uncorrected ","Cumulative Oil ","GOR1","Comments" ,,,,,,,,,,,"Oil Rate","Oil Cum ",,,"Liquid Rate","Liquid Cum","from Cargo "

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

count was 1,803 as of March 21, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 326, which represents a decrease of 18 rigs from the previous...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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count was 1,809 as of March 14, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 344, which represents a decrease of 1 rig from the previous week...

95

Technical and economic evaluation of selected compact drill rigs for drilling 10,000 foot geothermal production wells  

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This report summarizes the investigation and evaluation of several {open_quotes}compact{close_quotes} drill rigs which could be used for drilling geothermal production wells. Use of these smaller rigs would save money by reducing mobilization costs, fuel consumption, crew sizes, and environmental impact. Advantages and disadvantages of currently-manufactured rigs are identified, and desirable characteristics for the {open_quotes}ideal{close_quotes} compact rig are defined. The report includes a detailed cost estimate of a specific rig, and an evaluation of the cost/benefit ratio of using this rig. Industry contacts for further information are given.

Huttrer, G.W. [Geothermal Management Company, Inc., Frisco, CO (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Planning and scheduling a fleet of rigs using simulation–optimization  

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Some of the most important and expensive activities in the oil field development and production phases relate to using rigs. These can be used for drilling wells, or for maintenance activities. As rigs are usually scarce compared to the number of wells requiring service, a schedule of wells to be drilled or repaired must be devised. The objective is to minimize opportunity costs within certain operating constraints. This paper present the first stochastic approach to deals with the problem of planning and scheduling a fleet of offshore oil rigs, where the service time is assumed being uncertain. A simulation–optimization method is used to generate “expected solutions” and performance measures for rigs, as well as statistics about well allocation to rigs. The methodology can be used in two different ways – to schedule an existing fleet of rigs or to scale the size of the fleet – both contemplating the uncertain nature of the problem. The method’s expected results include performance measures for each rig, expected delay for a well to be served, the expected schedule of rigs, and a distribution of the well servicing order. The experiments based on real situations demonstrate the effectiveness of the simulation–optimization approach.

Hugo Vinícius Bassi; Virgílio Jose Martins Ferreira Filho; Laura Bahiense

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Structural Basis of Viral RNA Recognition by RIG-I-Like Receptors  

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binding surface also abolished RIG-I signaling in cells. In order to compare the RIG-I/RNA interactions with other RLRs, we also determined the dsRNA binding surface of MDA5 CTD by NMR titration studies. MDA5 CTD has a similar binding surface...

Lu, Cheng

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

98

Numerical and experimental determination of neutron characteristics in irradiation rigs operated in LVR-15 research reactor  

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......standard single-cell CHOUCA rigs or...dedicated multi-cell rigs. The temperature...reflector and in fuel will be provided...dedicated to material degradation evaluation. IRRADIATION...evaluation of material degradation induced by radiation...averaged over cell) has to be modified...reflects actual fuel burnup distribution......

Michal Koleska; Ladislav Viererbl; Zdena Lahodova; Jaroslav Ernest; Jelena Zmitkova; Milan Marek

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Inspect rigging equipment for material handling before use  

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Inspect rigging equipment for material handling before use. Rigging Equipment for Material Handling Safety Tip #19 At your job or at the plate, you can't get home on the reverse side of this safety tip sheet. Please refrain from reading the information verbatim

Minnesota, University of

100

The design of a test rig for the identification of dynamic coefficients of a high temperature magnetic bearing  

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This thesis is a report on the research and Micrographics. development to design a test rig for the identification of the dynamic coefficients of a radial magnetic bearing. The test rig development is intended for dynamic coefficient observation...

Rahtika, I Putu Gede Sopan

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Job Counting Guidelines  

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Environmental Management Environmental Management Definitions and Guidelines for Counting Monthly and Quarterly EM Recovery Act Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) and Cumulative Head-Count The following updated definitions and guidelines are intended to provide EM Recovery Act sites with information to collect and report timely and accurate full-time equivalent and cumulative head-count data for both monthly and quarterly jobs data calls. These revised guidelines supersede the previous monthly jobs data reporting definitions and guidelines dated February 9, 2010. These revised guidelines remain consistent with OMB guidance issued December 18, 2009 and cover subcontractors and vendors as well as prime

102

Selectively fired, tubing-conveyed perforating guns save rig time  

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Selective firing of tubing-conveyed perforating (TCP) guns during drill stem tests (DSTs) added flexibility and saved costs for Marathon Oil Co. As an example, in the Garland field in Wyoming, the guns allowed perforating multiple zones in one trip. This saved 1 1/2--2 days/well in rig time and $25,000--30,000/well in electric wire line and DST tool charges. For international offshore operations, savings of $200,000/well appear possible. Savings result not only from perforating multiple zones, but also from arbitrarily setting firing patterns with or without zone isolation. The paper describes the testing of equipment, the design of the guns, firing heads, crossover assembly, pressure isolation sub, control line, and select-fire sub, and applications for the guns.

Snider, P.M. (Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States)); Bond, P.L. (Halliburton Energy Services, Dallas, TX (United States))

1993-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

103

Residential propane price decreases slightly decreases slightly  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7, 2014 Residential propane price decreases slightly The average retail price for propane is 2.38 per gallon, down 3-tenths of a cent from last week, based on the residential...

104

HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility  

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

HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division HOISTING & RIGGING Assessment Plan--NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division : To determine that hoisting and rigging operations are conducted according to "industry best standards" for increasing equipment reliability while assuring worker safety, and to verify issues being addressed in BN Hoisting assessment. Criteria: Lifts are identified and categorized appropriately for scheduled maintenance. DOE-STD-1090-2001 An integrated process ensures safety issues are identified and controls established. DOE-STD-1090-2001 Personnel operating and maintaining the hoisting equipment are trained; they understand their roles and responsibilities. DOE-STD-1090-2001

105

Motor Drives of Modern Drilling and Servicing Rigs for Oil and Gas Wells  

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This paper provides a synthetic view on the most recent achievements in the field of drilling and servicing rig drives for oil and gas wells. This field is featuring ... kilowatts and speeds of 150–250 rpm for drilling

Aurelian Iamandei; Gheorghe Miloiu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced seal rig Sample Search Results  

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2 3 4 5 > >> Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 41 Heat Transfer Research, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 6 Turbine Aero-Heat Transfer Studies Summary: , rotating turbine research rigs, realistic gas...

107

Analytical and experimental investigations of a labyrinth seal test rig and damper seals for turbomachinery  

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. The test rig is also used during the development of a unique damper seal device. The experimental data used to determine the direct damping coefficient of the damper seal device are presented. Results of vibration and pressure measurements that demonstrate...

Shultz, Richard Raymond

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Diverter/bop system and method for a bottom supported offshore drilling rig  

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This patent describes a system adapted for alternative use as a diverter or a blowout preventer for a bottom supported drilling rig and adapted for positioning beneath a rotary table of the drilling rig, the system comprising: a fluid flow controller having a controller housing with a lower opening and an upper opening and a vertical flow path therebetween and an outlet passage provided in its housing wall, and at least two bases. A method is described for installing a system adapted for alternative connection as a diverter or a blowout preventer for a bottom supported drilling rig positioned beneath a rotary table of the drilling rig after structural casing has been set in a borehole. The method comprises: positioning a first telescoping spool having a lower end and an upper end below the rotary table, the first spool having a first base disposed at its upper end, the first base having a port disposed in its wall; aligning a fluid flow controller having a controller housing wall outlet passage and adapted for alternative use as a diverter or a blowout preventer so that the controller is substantially vertically aligned between a bore of the rotary table above and the structural casing below; and securing the fluid flow controller beneath the drilling rig rotary table.

Roche, J.R.; Alexander, G.G.

1987-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

109

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

to data from Baker Hughes Inc., an increase of 6 from the previous week. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 318, which represents a decrease of 8 rigs from the previous week...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

below year-ago levels and 23.5% below the 5-year average for this week. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count decreased by 4 to 1,871 active units this week. Natural gas rigs...

111

Residential propane prices decreases  

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

5, 2014 Residential propane prices decreases The average retail price for propane fell to 3.89 per gallon, that's down 11.9 cents from a week ago, based on the residential heating...

112

Residential propane price decreases  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6, 2014 Residential propane price decreases The average retail price for propane fell to 3.48 per gallon, down 15.9 cents from a week ago, based on the residential heating fuel...

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Residential propane price decreases  

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05, 2014 Residential propane price decreases The average retail price for propane fell to 2.40 per gallon, down 1.2 cents from a week ago, based on the residential heating fuel...

114

Diesel prices decrease  

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

Diesel prices decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 4.05 a gallon on Monday. That's down 4.1 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

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Diesel prices decrease  

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

Diesel prices decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.88 a gallon on Monday. That's down a penny from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

116

Diesel prices decrease  

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

Diesel prices decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.82 a gallon on Monday. That's down 2.1 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

117

Diesel prices decrease  

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

Diesel prices decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.87 a gallon on Monday. That's down 1.6 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

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Diesel prices decrease  

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

Diesel prices decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.85 a gallon on Monday. That's down 2 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

119

Mode localization results and laboratory demonstration techniques with a multi-pendulum rig  

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. Perturbed system mode shapes, analytical, for R' = 0. 015. 16 Table III. Perturbed system mode shapes, analytical, for R' = 0. 04 (K, = 0. 908 N-m/rad, 1, = 0, 532 m). 17 Table IV. Perturbed system mode shapes, analytical, for R' = 0. 15 (K, = 3. 90 N.... Pendulum rig schematic Figure 2. Detail of pendulum rig. Figure 3. Graphical depiction of mode shapes given in Table I. 10 Figure 4. Depiction of perturbed mode shapes given in Table's II, III, and IV for: (a) Rs=0. 015; (b) R =0. 04; and (c) R =0. 15...

Bollich, Robert Kenneth Gerard

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider  

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setup. If an animation piece is only going to have a few shots with a horse and rider, then the trouble of setting up an automated character rig is not practical, but if there are a significant amount of shots with a horse and rider galloping across...

Kuhnel, Jennifer Lynn

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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121

AbstractThe red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) is currently under rig  

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653 Abstract­The red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) is currently under rig orous federal and state of annuli in otolith thin sections have been used to age many species of fish, including red snapper. However, the utility of this method for aging red snapper has been questioned by those who dispute both

122

Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2009 Air Products-Entrained Particle Flow Test Rig  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2009 Air Products-Entrained Particle Flow Test are causing catalyst plugging. Objectives Air Products requested that a test rig be constructed to entrain the hydrogen reforming facilities and aid Air Products in understanding the plugging problem. Approach

Demirel, Melik C.

123

A Built for Purpose Micro-Hole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR)  

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This report will serve as the final report on the work performed from the contract period October 2005 thru April 2007. The project 'A Built for Purpose Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR)' purpose was to upgrade an existing state-of-the-art Coiled Tubing Drilling Rig to a Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR) capable of meeting the specifications and tasks of the Department of Energy. The individual tasks outlined to meet the Department of Energy's specifications are: (1) Concept and development of lubricator and tool deployment system; (2) Concept and development of process control and data acquisition; (3) Concept and development of safety and efficiency improvements; and (4) Final unit integration and testing. The end result of the MCTR upgrade has produced a unit capable of meeting the following requirements: (1) Capable of handling 1-inch through 2-3/8-inch coiled tubing (Currently dressed for 2-3/8-inch coiled tubing and capable of running up to 3-1/2-inch coiled tubing); (2) Capable of drilling and casing surface, intermediate, production and liner hole intervals; (3) Capable of drilling with coiled tubing and has all controls and installation piping for a top drive; (4) Rig is capable of running 7-5/8-inch range 2 casing; and (5) Capable of drilling 5,000 ft true vertical depth (TVD) and 6,000 ft true measured depth (TMD).

Bart Patton

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

124

Rigging skeletal perissodactyl and artiodactyl ungulate limbs using analytic inverse kinematic-based solutions for a feature film production environment  

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The goal of this thesis is to develop and construct a repeatable, scalable, and portable rigging solution for the skeletal limbs of ungulates, maximizing functionality while streamlining intuitive interface controls for a feature film production...

Telford, William Lawrence, Jr

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

125

A test rig for the identification of rotordynamic coefficients of fluid film bearings  

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. The test bearing articles were considered for cryogenic applications where the actual lubrication medium is liquid hydrogen or liquid oxygen. The parameter identification method used an advanced pseudo-random forcing excitation and a technique based...A TEST RIG FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF ROTORDYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS OF FLUID FILM BEARINGS A Thesis LEWIS MILLER ROBISON III Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Robison, Lewis Miller

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Large scale test rig for flow visualization and leakage measurement of labyrinth seals  

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number. Heffner (1959) measured the leakage rates of air through stationary true size labyrinth seals with the goal of predicting leakage rates for new seal designs through correlation charts developed from his investigation. Leakage resistance... geometries and land surfaces with the objective of obtaining optimized seal design criteria. The test rig utilized a flat two-dimensional stationary seal with a radial clearance-to-width ratio of approximately 100:1 to reduce wall end effects. Air...

Broussard, Daniel Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

127

Diverter bop system and method for a bottom supported offshore drilling rig  

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A system and method for installing a fluid flow controller and telescoping spools beneath an offshore bottom supported drilling rig rotary table is disclosed. Upper and lower telescoping spools are provided for initially connecting a Diverter/BOP convertible fluid flow controller between structural casing in the well and a permanent housing beneath the drilling rig rotary table. Clamp means are provided for clamping the rig vent line to an opening in the housing wall of the fluid flow controller during drilling of the borehole through the structural casing in preparation for setting and cementing the conductor casing. In that mode, the system is adapted as a diverter system. After the well is drilled for the conductor casing and the conductor casing is cemented and cut off at its top, a mandrel is fitted at the top of the conductor casing to which the lower end of the lower spool may be connected. The system may be used in this configuration as a diverter system, or after removal of the vent line and connection of a kill line to the housing outlet, the system may be used as a low pressure blowout preventer system.

Roche, J. R.; Alexander, G. G.; Carbaugh, W. L.

1985-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

128

Standardization of 241Am by digital coincidence counting, liquid scintillation counting and defined solid angle counting  

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The nuclide 241Am decays by alpha emission to 237Np. Most of the decays (84.6 %) populate the excited level of 237Np with energy of 59.54 keV. Digital Coincidence Counting was applied to standardize a solution of 241Am by alpha-gamma coincidence counting with efficiency extrapolation. Electronic discrimination was implemented with a pressurized proportional counter and the results were compared with two other independent techniques: Liquid Scintillation Counting using the logical sum of double coincidences in a TDCR array and Defined Solid Angle Counting taking into account activity inhomogeneity in the active deposit. The results show consistency between the three methods within a limit of a 0.3%. An ampoule of this solution will be sent to the International Reference System (SIR) during 2009. Uncertainties were analysed and compared in detail for the three applied methods.

C. Balpardo; M. E. Capoulat; D. Rodrigues; P. Arenillas

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

129

Hanford whole body counting manual  

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This document describes the Hanford Whole Body Counting Program as it is administered by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in support of the US Department of Energy--Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and its Hanford contractors. Program services include providing in vivo measurements of internally deposited radioactivity in Hanford employees (or visitors). Specific chapters of this manual deal with the following subjects: program operational charter, authority, administration, and practices, including interpreting applicable DOE Orders, regulations, and guidance into criteria for in vivo measurement frequency, etc., for the plant-wide whole body counting services; state-of-the-art facilities and equipment used to provide the best in vivo measurement results possible for the approximately 11,000 measurements made annually; procedures for performing the various in vivo measurements at the Whole Body Counter (WBC) and related facilities including whole body counts; operation and maintenance of counting equipment, quality assurance provisions of the program, WBC data processing functions, statistical aspects of in vivo measurements, and whole body counting records and associated guidance documents. 16 refs., 48 figs., 22 tabs.

Palmer, H.E.; Rieksts, G.A.; Lynch, T.P.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting Bitangents with Stable Maps  

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This paper is an elementary introduction to the theory of moduli spaces of curves and maps. As an application to enumerative geometry, we show how to count the number of bitangent lines to a projective plane curve of degree $d$ by doing intersection theory on moduli spaces.

David Ayala; Renzo Cavalieri

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

131

Neutron Bombardment of Counting Diamonds  

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21 February 1956 research-article Neutron Bombardment of Counting Diamonds A. H...Examination was also made of the effect of neutron bombardment on pulse-height distribution...additional charge traps produced by the neutrons. The layered crystal texture disclosed...

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors influencing the incidence rates of injuries and accidents among seafarers and rig workers providing support to the WA offshore oil and gas industry.  

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??The aim of this study was to identify, discuss and make recommendations regarding causal factors associated with injuries and accidents among seafarers and rig workers… (more)

Martinovich, Tony, Dr

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Omalizumab may decrease IgE synthesis by targeting membrane IgE+ human B cells  

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Omalizumab, is a humanized anti-IgE monoclonal antibody used to treat allergic asthma. Decreased serum IgE levels, lower eosinophil and B cell counts have been noted as a result of treatment. In vitro studies and animal ...

Chan, Marcia A.; Gigliotti, Nicole M.; Dotson, Abby Louise; Rosenwasser, Lanny J.

2013-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous injection of an inert gas through a drill rig for drilling into potentially hazardous areas  

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A drill rig for drilling in potentially hazardous areas includes a drill having conventional features such as a frame, a gear motor, gear box, and a drive. A hollow rotating shaft projects through the drive and frame. An auger, connected to the shaft is provided with a multiplicity of holes. An inert gas is supplied to the hollow shaft and directed from the rotating shaft to the holes in the auger. The inert gas flows down the hollow shaft, and then down the hollow auger, and out through the holes in the bottom of the auger into the potentially hazardous area.

McCormick, S.H.; Pigott, W.R.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finger-Count & Radial-Stroke Shortcuts  

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Finger-Count & Radial-Stroke Shortcuts: Two Techniques for Augmenting Linear Menus on Multi-finger Interaction techniques ·Principles ·Finger-Counting ·Radial-Stroke 5 #12;Finger-Counting ·Express a pair;Radial-Stroke Shortcuts ·Principle ·Radial-stroke · Marking menus [Kurtenbach 91] · Multi-Stroke menus

Bailly, Gilles

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and  

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Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 1 Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions Mansour Department of Mathematics, Haifa University, Israel #12;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops;Counting Rises, Levels and Drops in Compositions 3 Definitions · A composition = 12 . . . m of n N

Heubach, Silvia

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2010 Kenya Water Well Drill Rig Redesign of Engine Drive Train System & Support Tower  

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of Engine Drive Train System & Support Tower Overview The team was presented with the task of redesigning the engine drive train system and support structure for a water drill rig to be used in Kenya. The original engine drive train system was fabricated by a professional machinist and had many intricate components

Demirel, Melik C.

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Design and Analysis of a Test Rig for Modeling the Bit/Formation Interface in Petroleum Drilling Applications  

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and horizontal wells and measuring the effects of various factors on the stability of perturbations on the system. A test rig concept has been developed to accurately measure the interaction forces and torques between the bit, formation and fluids during drilling...

Wilson, Joshua Kyle

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

139

Residential propane price decreases slightly  

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propane price decreases slightly The average retail price for propane is 2.38 per gallon, down 3-tenths of a cent from last week, based on the residential heating fuel survey by...

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Residential heating oil prices decrease  

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

heating oil prices decrease The average retail price for home heating oil fell 1.7 cents from a week ago to 4.02 per gallon. That's up 1.7 cents from a year ago, based on the...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 7.8 cents from a week ago to 3.14 per gallon. That's down 81.1 cents from a year ago, based on the...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 10.5 cents from a week ago to 3.22 per gallon. That's down 73.6 cents from a year ago, based on the...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 1.8 cents from a week ago to 2.82 per gallon. That's down 1.36 from a year ago, based on the...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

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05, 2014 Residential heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 1.9 cents from a week ago to 3.43 per gallon. That's down 39 cents from a year...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

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

4 Residential heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 1.6 cents from a week ago to 3.42 per gallon. That's down 39.5 cents from a year ago,...

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Residential heating oil prices decrease  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 2.9 cents from a week ago to 3.45 per gallon. That's down 36.6 cents from a year ago, based on the...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

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6, 2014 Residential heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil rose 1.6 cents from a week ago to 4.24 per gallon. That's up 8.9 cents from a year...

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Residential heating oil price decreases  

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

heating oil price decreases The average retail price for home heating oil fell 3.8 cents from a week ago to 3.33 per gallon. That's down 59.1 cents from a year ago, based on the...

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Residential heating oil prices decrease  

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

5, 2014 Residential heating oil prices decrease The average retail price for home heating oil fell 1.8 cents from a week ago to 4.00 per gallon. That's down 2-tenths of a cent...

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Comparison of two methods of counting birds at sea  

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In an attempt to improve techniques for surveying marine birds, the author compares methods for estimating relative abundance and density. Quantitative relationships exist between estimates of relative abundance and density for most marine bird species. Estimates of abundance can be derived from values of density by regression models when the following factors are considered: bird behavior (flying, sitting, and ship-following), duration of the count, and ship speed. The author's data suggest a minimum numerical relationship of 2:1 between estimates of abundance and density for sitting birds and 1:1 for flying birds. Neither method of counting birds at sea eliminates the problem of ship-followers. However, the density method minimizes an inflationary effect caused by ship-followers that is apparent with the abundance estimate, especially when the observer's vessel is associated with fishing activities. Differences in abilities of observers to count birds is a principal, but unavoidable, source of variability with both counting methods. The density method also minimizes this problem by focusing the observer's view in an area with known boundaries. This standardization decreases variability in bird detection due to weather, size and color differences between species, flock sizes, and bird behavior. These factors are not controlled in estimates of abundance.

Powers, K.D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Colours, luminosity functions and counts of galaxies  

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......estimate the LF at large redshifts, a way to pro- 1996 RAS, MNRAS 283, 865-872 Colours, LFs and counts ofgalaxies 871 ceed is by carefully evaluating the present-day LF in order to infer from it, and from the observed counts, its evolution as a......

P. Saracco; G. Chincarini; A. Iovino

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Job Counting Guidelines | Department of Energy  

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Mission » Recovery Act » Job Counting Guidelines Mission » Recovery Act » Job Counting Guidelines Job Counting Guidelines The following updated definitions and guidelines are intended to provide EM Recovery Act sites with information to collect and report timely and accurate full-time equivalent and cumulative head-count data for both monthly and quarterly jobs data calls. These revised guidelines supersede the previous monthly jobs data reporting definitions and guidelines dated February 9, 2010. These revised guidelines remain consistent with OMB guidance issued December 18, 2009 and cover subcontractors and vendors as well as prime contractors. Job Counting Guidelines More Documents & Publications EA-1548: Finding of No Significant Impact Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx Proceedings of the Computational Needs for the Next Generation Electric

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Complexity of Counting CSP with Complex Weights  

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We give a complexity dichotomy theorem for the counting Constraint Satisfaction Problem (#CSP in short) with complex weights. To this end, we give three conditions for its tractability. Let F be any finite set of complex-valued functions, then we prove that #CSP(F) is solvable in polynomial time if all three conditions are satisfied; and is #P-hard otherwise. Our complexity dichotomy generalizes a long series of important results on counting problems: (a) the problem of counting graph homomorphisms is the special case when there is a single symmetric binary function in F; (b) the problem of counting directed graph homomorphisms is the special case when there is a single not-necessarily-symmetric binary function in F; and (c) the standard form of #CSP is when all functions in F take values in {0,1}.

Cai, Jin-Yi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost crowd counting using audio tones  

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With mobile devices becoming ubiquitous, collaborative applications have become increasingly pervasive. In these applications, there is a strong need to obtain a count of the number of mobile devices present in an area, ...

Kannan, Pravein Govindan

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Rack Module Enhancements of Counting Invariants  

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We introduce a modified rack algebra Z[X] for racks X with finite rack rank N. We use representations of Z[X] into rings, known as rack modules, to define enhancements of the rack counting invariant for classical and virtual knots and links. We provide computations and examples to show that the new invariants are strictly stronger than the unenhanced counting invariant and are not determined by the Jones or Alexander polynomials.

Haas, Aaron; Nelson, Sam; Yuen, Jonah; Zhan, Qingcheng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California Natural Gas Count of Underground Storage Capacity...  

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Count of Underground Storage Capacity (Number of Elements) California Natural Gas Count of Underground Storage Capacity (Number of Elements) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3...

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Trends in Texas youth livestock exhibition and County Extension agent perceptions and adoption of quality counts  

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the comparison, market livestock projects have increased by 7.06% since 2000. Beef cattle and goats have increased, while sheep and swine have slightly decreased. Roughly a third of Texas counties will be utilizing the Quality Counts curriculum during the year...

Coufal, Dustin Wayne

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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FLOP Counts for Single-Node Tests  

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FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests FLOP Counts for "Small" Single-Node Miniapplication Tests These data, obtained using the NERSC Hopper system, are provided for reference. Code MPI Tasks Threads Reference TFLOP Count Benchmark Time (seconds) # of iterations miniFE 144 1 5.05435E+12 130.2 (total program time) miniGhost 96 1 6.55500E+12 76.5 AMG 96 1 1.30418E+12 66.95 18 UMT 96 1 1.30211E+13 416.99 49 SNAP 96 1 5.84246E+11 15.37 3059 miniDFT 40 1 2.32379E+13 153.97 GTC 64 1 6.63670E+13 1839.4 MILC 24 1 1.45971E+13 744.3 CORRECTION (02 August 2013): The values given for the reference counts are FLOPs, not TFLOPs. Last edited: 2013-08-02 09:40:18

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TRAC-PF1/MOD3 calculations of Savannah River Laboratory Rig FA single-annulus heated experiments  

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This paper presents the results of TRAC-PF1/MOD3 benchmarks of the Rig FA experiments performed at the Savannah River Laboratory to simulate prototypic reactor fuel assembly behavior over a range of fluid conditions typical of the emergency cooling system (ECS) phase of a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). The primary purpose of this work was to use the SRL Rig FA tests to qualify the TRAC-PF1/MOD3 computer code and models for computing Mark-22 fuel assembly LOCA/ECS power limits. This qualification effort was part of a larger effort undertaken by the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy to independently confirm power limits for the Savannah River Site K Reactor. The results of this benchmark effort as discussed in this paper demonstrate that TRAC/PF1/MOD3 coupled with proper modeling is capable of simulating thermal-hydraulic phenomena typical of that encountered in Mark-22 fuel assembly during LOCA/ECS conditions.

Fischer, S.R.; McDaniel, C.K.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental analysis of control loops with different delay times in the supply air system of a radiator test rig  

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The test rig of low-temperature hot-water radiator is a typical multi-input multi-output (MIMO) thermal system with large time delay. Aiming at the control of the supply air temperature and the temperature of the environmental chamber in the test rig, the paper carries out the fuzzy control experiments and PI control experiments based on adjusting the electric heater in the supply air system, in which there are two control loops with various delay time. The experiments researched two types of fuzzy control methods which are the basic fuzzy control (BFC), and the self-organizing rules fuzzy control (SORFC) with zero initial control rules. For the control loop of supply air temperature with short delay time, PI control performs better with fast convergence speed and small overshoot than the BFC and the SORFC. The convergence speed of the BFC method is lower than other two control methods. For the control loop of chamber temperature with long delay time, the SORFC has a satisfied control performance with less overshoot and stable error than the BFC and PI control.

Yongpan Chen; Jili Zhang; Zhen Lu; Tianyi Zhao; Hui Liu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical planar waveguide for cell counting  

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Low cost counting of cells has medical applications in screening military medicine disaster medicine and rural healthcare. In this report we present a shallow buried planar waveguide fabricated by potassium ion exchange in glass that enables low-cost and rapid counting of metal-tagged objects that lie in the evanescent field of the waveguide. Laser light transmitted through the waveguide was attenuated proportionately to the presence of metal-coated microstructures fabricated from photoresist. This technology enables the low-cost enumeration of cells from blood urine or other biofluids.

John LeBlanc; Andrew J. Mueller; Adrian Prinz; Manish J. Butte

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Small (5 million Btu/h) and large (300 million Btu/h) thermal test rigs for coal and coal slurry burner development  

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NEI International Combustion Ltd. of Derby, England, now operates two thermal test rigs for the development of burners capable of handling coal-water slurries (CWS). A general description of the large rig and its capacity was given. Also, the necessary conversions of the equipment to handle CWS were described. Information on the properties of the CWS was included. This consisted of chemical analysis of the parent coal and the slurry, sieve analysis of a dry sample, and viscosity versus temperature data of the CWS. The process of design development of the burner was outlined. Ten illustrations were presented, including schematic diagrams of equipment and graphs of data.

Allen, J.W.; Beal, P.R.; Hufton, P.F.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

year, and the gas rig count is 28 lower. The weekly average natural gas plant liquids composite price decreased for the fourth week in a row (covering May 12 through May 16),...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

year, and the gas rig count is 27 lower. The weekly average natural gas plant liquids composite price decreased for the third consecutive week, falling this week (covering May 5...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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for the week positioned storage volumes 816 Bcf above year-ago levels. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported March 23 by Baker Hughes Incorporated, decreased by 11 to...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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was 78 Bcf, positioning storage volumes 714 Bcf above year-ago levels. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported February 3 by Baker Hughes Incorporated, decreased by 32 to...

167

Gas Filled Detectors counting & tracking of  

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Gas Filled Detectors counting & tracking of particles energy loss generation of electron-ion+ pairs #12;Gas Filled Detectors Primary and Total Ionization fast charged particles ionize the atoms of a gas fraction of resulting primary electrons have enough kinetic energy to ionize other atoms #12;Gas Filled

Peletier, Reynier

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

above year-ago levels and 3.0% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 43 active units to 1,633 rigs for the week ending January...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

above year-ago levels and 1.2% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 90 active units to 1,543 rigs for the week ending January...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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above year-ago levels and 5.5% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 74 units to 1,676 rigs for the week ending January 16,...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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above year-ago levels and 2.1% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 29 units to 1,811 rigs for the week ending January 2,...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

above year-ago levels and 7.3% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count for the week ending December 12 decreased by 27 units to 1,893 rigs,...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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above year-ago levels and 3.8% below the five-year average for this week. The total U.S. rotary rig count decreased by 61 units to 1,750 rigs for the week ending January 9,...

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Pennsylvania Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases...  

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

Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Pennsylvania Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7...

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Virginia Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases ...  

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

Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Virginia Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7...

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Oklahoma Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases ...  

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

Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Oklahoma Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7...

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Colorado Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases ...  

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

Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Colorado Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7...

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Arkansas Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases ...  

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

Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Arkansas Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7...

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Type A Accident Investigation of the June 21, 2001, Drilling Rig Operator Injury at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, August 2001  

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On June 21, 2001, at approximately 9:40 A.M., a construction sub-tier contractor employee (the “Operator”) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) received serious head injuries requiring hospitalization when he was struck by part of the drilling rig (a “tong”) that he was operating.

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A Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Rig for Designing Near-Earth Aerial Robotics Vefa Narli and Paul Y. Oh  

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and build- ings. The lack of flight data and performance metrics poses a gap that prevents the analytical is a full-scale diorama of a near-Earth environment like forests. The rig is used to capture metrics adverse weather conditions and obscurants, like fog, rain or dust. A key gap in the knowledge domain

Oh, Paul

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COUNTING WITH IRRATIONAL TILES SCOTT GARRABRANT  

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and rational side lengths. Note that the dark shaded tiles here are bookends, i.e. every tiling of [1 Ã? n] must f(n) is in F1, i.e. equal to fT (n) for all n 1 and some rational set of tiles T as aboveCOUNTING WITH IRRATIONAL TILES SCOTT GARRABRANT AND IGOR PAK Abstract. We introduce and study

Pak, Igor

182

High-rate counting efficiency of VLPC  

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A simple model is applied to describe dependencies of Visible Light Photon Counter (VLPC) characteristics on temperature and operating voltage. Observed counting efficiency losses at high illumination, improved by operating at higher temperature, are seen to be a consequence of de-biasing within the VLPC structure. A design improvement to minimize internal de-biasing for future VLPC generations is considered. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

Hogue, H.H. [Research and Technology Center, Boeing Electronic Systems and Missile Defense, 3370 Miraloma Ave M/S HB17, Anaheim, California 92803 (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Galactic structure studies with BATC star counts  

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We report the first results of star counts carried out with the National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC) 60/90 cm Schmidt Telescope in 15 intermediate-band filters from 3000 to 10000 {\\AA} in the BATC survey. We analyze a sample of over 1400 main sequence stars ($14\\le$V$\\le21$), which lie in the field with central coordinates R.A.=$09^h53^m13^s.30$ and DEC=47$^\\circ49^{\\prime}00^{\\prime\\prime}.0$ (J2000). The field of view is 0.95 deg$^{2}$, and the spatial scale was $1\\arcsec.67$. In our model, the distribution of stars perpendicular to the plane of the Galaxy is given by two exponential disks (thin disk plus thick disk) and a de Vaucouleurs halo. Based on star counts, we derive the scale heights of the thin disk to be $320^{+14}_{-15}$ pc and of the thick disk to be $640^{+30}_{-32}$ pc, respectively, with a local density of $7.0\\pm1%$ of the thin disk. We find that the observed counts support an axial ratio of $c/a\\le0.6$ for a de Vaucouleurs $r^{1/4}$ law, implying a more flattened halo. We also derive...

Du, C; Ma, J; Chen, A B C; Yang, Y; Li, J; Wu, H; Jiang, Z; Chen, J; Du, Cuihua; Zhou, Xu; Ma, Jun; Chen, Alfred B-C; Yang, Yanbin; Li, Jiuli; Wu, Hong; Jiang, Zhaoji; Chen, Jiansheng

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Full Counting Statistics of Stationary Particle Beams  

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We present a general scheme for treating particle beams as many particle systems. This includes the full counting statistics and the requirements of Bose/Fermi symmetry. In the stationary limit, i.e., for longer and longer beams, the total particle number diverges, and a description in Fock space is no longer possible. We therefore extend the formalism to include stationary beams. These beams exhibit a well-defined "local" counting statistics, by which we mean the full counting statistics of all clicks falling into any given finite interval. We treat in detail a model of a source, creating particles in a fixed state, which then evolve under the free time evolution, and we determine the resulting stationary beam in the far field. In comparison to the one-particle picture we obtain a correction due to Bose/Fermi statistics, which depends on the emission rate. We also consider plane waves as stationary many particle states, and determine the distribution of intervals between successive clicks in such a beam.

J. Kiukas; A. Ruschhaupt; R. F. Werner

2011-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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It's the little things that count | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NPO News Releases It's the little things that count It's the little things that count OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- In just five months, the Jack Case Center at the National Nuclear...

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Measurement of zero-count probability in photoelectron statistics  

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The probability of zero-count P0(T) (as a function of the counting interval T) is one of the most interesting functions characterizing a light field. Experimentally,...

Basano, L; Ottonello, P

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Locate Stations Locate Stations Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State on AddThis.com... Alternative Fueling Station Counts by State

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Residential propane price continues to decrease  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

12, 2014 Residential propane price continues to decrease The average retail price for propane fell to 3.76 per gallon, down 13.4 cents from a week ago, based on the residential...

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Residential propane price continues to decrease  

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

0, 2014 Residential propane price decreases The average retail price for propane fell to 3.64 per gallon, down 12.7 cents from a week ago, based on the residential heating fuel...

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155The Great Gulf Oil Catastrophe of 2010 NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Deepwater Horizon rig's oil spill in the Gulf  

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rig's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 1 and captured the above natural-color image of Mexico. NOAA's estimated release rate of oil spilling into the Gulf is 200,000 gallons per day since/meter 2 ? B) kg/meter 2 ? Problem 4 ­ The density of crude oil is about D=850 kg/m 3 . From your estimate

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Design and fabrication of a bending rotation fatigue test rig for in situ electrochemical analysis during fatigue testing of NiTi shape memory alloy wires  

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The current investigation proposes a novel method for simultaneous assessment of the electrochemical and structural fatigue properties of nickel-titanium shape memory alloy (NiTi SMA) wires. The design and layout of an in situ electrochemical cell in a custom-made bending rotation fatigue (BRF) test rig is presented. This newly designed test rig allows performing a wide spectrum of experiments for studying the influence of fatigue on corrosion and vice versa. This can be achieved by performing ex situ and/or in situ measurements. The versatility of the combined electrochemical/mechanical test rig is demonstrated by studying the electrochemical behavior of NiTi SMA wires in 0.9% NaCl electrolyte under load. The ex situ measurements allow addressing various issues for example the influence of pre-fatigue on the localized corrosion resistance or the influence of hydrogen on fatigue life. Ex situ experiments showed that a pre-fatigued wire is more susceptible to localized corrosion. The synergetic effect can be concluded from the polarization studies and specifically from an in situ study of the open circuit potential (OCP) transients which sensitively react to the elementary repassivation events related to the local failure of the oxide layer. It can also be used as an indicator for identifying the onset of the fatigue failure.

Jenni Kristin Zglinski; Matthias Frotscher

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and fabrication of a bending rotation fatigue test rig for in situ electrochemical analysis during fatigue testing of NiTi shape memory alloy wires  

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The current investigation proposes a novel method for simultaneous assessment of the electrochemical and structural fatigue properties of nickel-titanium shape memory alloy (NiTi SMA) wires. The design and layout of an in situ electrochemical cell in a custom-made bending rotation fatigue (BRF) test rig is presented. This newly designed test rig allows performing a wide spectrum of experiments for studying the influence of fatigue on corrosion and vice versa. This can be achieved by performing ex situ and/or in situ measurements. The versatility of the combined electrochemical/mechanical test rig is demonstrated by studying the electrochemical behavior of NiTi SMA wires in 0.9% NaCl electrolyte under load. The ex situ measurements allow addressing various issues, for example, the influence of pre-fatigue on the localized corrosion resistance, or the influence of hydrogen on fatigue life. Ex situ experiments showed that a pre-fatigued wire is more susceptible to localized corrosion. The synergetic effect can be concluded from the polarization studies and specifically from an in situ study of the open circuit potential (OCP) transients, which sensitively react to the elementary repassivation events related to the local failure of the oxide layer. It can also be used as an indicator for identifying the onset of the fatigue failure.

Neelakantan, Lakshman [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institute for Materials, 44801 Bochum (Germany); Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 600 036 Chennai (India); Zglinski, Jenni Kristin; Eggeler, Gunther [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institute for Materials, 44801 Bochum (Germany); Frotscher, Matthias [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Institute for Materials, 44801 Bochum (Germany); CORTRONIK GmbH, 18119 Rostock-Warnemuende (Germany)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

193

Weighted power counting and chiral dimensional regularization  

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We define a modified dimensional-regularization technique that overcomes several difficulties of the ordinary technique, and is specially designed to work efficiently in chiral and parity violating quantum field theories, in arbitrary dimensions greater than 2. When the dimension of spacetime is continued to complex values, spinors, vectors and tensors keep the components they have in the physical dimension, therefore the gamma matrices are the standard ones. Propagators are regularized with the help of evanescent higher-derivative kinetic terms, which are of Majorana type in the case of chiral fermions. If the new terms are organized in a clever way, weighted power counting provides an efficient control on the renormalization of the theory, and allows us to show that the resulting chiral dimensional regularization is consistent to all orders. The new technique considerably simplifies the proofs of properties that hold to all orders, and makes them suitable to be generalized to wider classes of models. Typica...

Anselmi, Damiano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Number Counts and Dynamical Vacuum Cosmologies  

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We study non-linear structure formation in an interacting model of the dark sector of the Universe in which the dark energy density decays linearly with the Hubble parameter, $\\rho_{\\Lambda} \\propto H$, leading to a constant-rate creation of cold dark matter. We derive all relevant expressions to calculate the mass function and the cluster number density using the Sheth-Torman formalism and show that the effect of the interaction process is to increase the number of bound structures of large masses ($M \\gtrsim 10^{14} M_{\\odot}h^{-1}$) when compared to the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model. Since these models are not reducible to each other, this number counts signature can in principle be tested in future surveys.

N. Chandrachani Devi; H. A. Borges; S. Carneiro; J. S. Alcaniz

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Number Counts and Dynamical Vacuum Cosmologies  

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We study non-linear structure formation in an interacting model of the dark sector of the Universe in which the dark energy density decays linearly with the Hubble parameter, $\\rho_{\\Lambda} \\propto H$, leading to a constant-rate creation of cold dark matter. We derive all relevant expressions to calculate the mass function and the cluster number density using the Sheth-Torman formalism and show that the effect of the interaction process is to increase the number of bound structures of large masses ($M \\gtrsim 10^{14} M_{\\odot}h^{-1}$) when compared to the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model. Since these models are not reducible to each other, this number counts signature can in principle be tested in future surveys.

Devi, N Chandrachani; Carneiro, S; Alcaniz, J S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Time Variations of the Forbush Decrease Data  

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We have used Simple Denoising Algorithm using Wavelet Transform on the daily Forbush decrease data from the year 1967 to 2003. For this data we observe periodicity around 5-6, 11, 13, 15 and 24 years. For all the obtained peaks corresponding confidence levels are higher than 95%. We observe that the periodicity of around 5-6 years is common to solar flare data, major proton event data and solar neutrino flux data. Because of that common periodicity, it is suggested that Forbush decrease with the solar flare data and major solar proton event data together with solar neutrino flux variations, behave similarly and may have a common origin.

Koushik Ghosh; Probhas Raychaudhuri

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy saving policy and emission decreasing  

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,9648,2787,4016,6985,9Electricity consumption E (TWh)3 13,8510,858,1085,7814,32GDP (bill. LVL)2 56765GDP grows (% per year)1Energy saving policy and emission decreasing Latvian experienceLatvian experience Dr. A. Davis, M of fuelNr. Table1. Primary energy consumption in Latvia #12;Introduction Table 2. Formation of pollutants

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Estimation and specification tests of count data recreation demand functions  

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in the truncated and untruncated Poisson models, suggesting that the negative binomial family of distributions are more appropriate models. The results also demonstrate that using the seemingly unrelated Poisson regression estimator with event count data instead...- parameter distribution with mean and variance of Yi equal to Xt. This distribution can be extended to a count regression model by letting the expected count, E(Y; ) =? X&, to vary according to (II. 2) 4 = exp(q'P), where x; and P are, respectively...

Gomez, Irma Adriana

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute nuclear material assay using count distribution (LAMBDA) space  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing a random sampling of analytically computed fission chain distributions to generate a continuous time-evolving sequence of event-counts by spreading the fission chain distribution in time.

Prasad, Manoj K. (Pleasanton, CA); Snyderman, Neal J. (Berkeley, CA); Rowland, Mark S. (Alamo, CA)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Method for Fish Counting and Fish Sizing in Tanks  

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Counting and Fish Sizing in Tanks W.A. Kuperman and Philippedistributed among its 97 tanks to maximize feed-conversionrequires inventory- ing tanks regularly. Currently, this is

Kuperman, William A.; Roux, Philippe

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic Method for Fish Counting and Fish Sizing in Tanks  

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measurements in an echoic tank. ICES Journal of Marineto fish counting in a tank. Journal of the Acousticaland materials of the cylindrical tanks for the experiments.

Roux, Philippe; Conti, Stéphane; Demer, David; Maurer, Benjamin D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

the 5-year average. The total rig count was 1,769, up 12 from a year ago.The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 335 as of February 28, which represents a decline of 7 rigs from...

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ORISE: Nuclear engineering graduates decrease in 2009  

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Nuclear engineering degrees decrease, enrollments increase in 2009 Nuclear engineering degrees decrease, enrollments increase in 2009 ORISE report shows unexpected decline in 2009 in nuclear engineering degrees but largest enrollment since mid 1980s FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2010 FY10-37 OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-Reversing a more than five-year growth trend, the number of nuclear engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees earned in the United States declined in 2009, says a recent report from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Future growth in the number of nuclear engineering graduates is likely, however, because of 2009's growth in enrollment, the ORISE report said. The ORISE report, Nuclear Engineering Enrollments and Degrees Survey, 2009 Data, surveyed 32 U.S. academic programs and included students majoring in

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Weighted power counting and chiral dimensional regularization  

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We define a modified dimensional-regularization technique that overcomes several difficulties of the ordinary technique, and is specially designed to work efficiently in chiral and parity violating quantum field theories, in arbitrary dimensions greater than 2. When the dimension of spacetime is continued to complex values, spinors, vectors and tensors keep the components they have in the physical dimension, therefore the $\\gamma $ matrices are the standard ones. Propagators are regularized with the help of evanescent higher-derivative kinetic terms, which are of the Majorana type in the case of chiral fermions. If the new terms are organized in a clever way, weighted power counting provides an efficient control on the renormalization of the theory, and allows us to show that the resulting chiral dimensional regularization is consistent to all orders. The new technique considerably simplifies the proofs of properties that hold to all orders, and makes them suitable to be generalized to wider classes of models. Typical examples are the renormalizability of chiral gauge theories and the Adler-Bardeen theorem. The difficulty of explicit computations, on the other hand, may increase.

Damiano Anselmi

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL  

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler a probabilistic model for predict- ing the occupancy of a building using networks of people-counting sensors-sensor probabilistic model for building occupancy. Inference for the oc- cupancy model follows in Section 4

Smyth, Padhraic

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL  

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler a probabilistic model for predict­ ing the occupancy of a building using networks of people­counting sensors­sensor probabilistic model for building occupancy. Inference for the oc­ cupancy model follows in Section 4

Ihler, Alexander

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DSK: k-mer counting with very low memory usage  

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......k-mer counting with very low memory usage Guillaume Rizk 1 Dominique Lavenier 2 Rayan...function of the desired memory and disk usage. In Section 3, DSK is used to count all...sequences, k-mer length k, target memory usage M (bits), target disk space D (bits......

Guillaume Rizk; Dominique Lavenier; Rayan Chikhi

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms  

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Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Counting small RNA in disease-causing organisms Los Alamos researchers demonstrated improved technical methods capable of directly counting small RNA molecules in pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. June 17, 2013 Artist's concept of the fluorescence labeling and detection of small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. Artist's concept of the fluorescence labeling and detection of small RNA in pathogenic bacteria. The new technique reduced the number of false positives, which improved the accuracy of the count statistics, and it significantly reduced the image processing time. Small molecules of RNA (tens to hundreds of nucleotides in length) play a key regulatory role in bacteria. Due to their small size, directly

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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8 8 HOISTS 8-i This chapter provides safety standards for inspecting, testing, and operating hoists not permanently mounted on overhead cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.11 ("Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes"), B30.16["Overhead Hoists (Underhung)"], and B30.21 ("Manually Lever Operated Hoists") (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 8.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................8-1 8.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ..................................................................................8-4 8.1.2 Marking........................................................................................................................8-4

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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7 7 OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES 7-i This chapter specifies operation, inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for the use of overhead and gantry cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.2 ["Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top- Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top-Running Trolley Hoist)"], B30.11 ("Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes"), and B30.17 ["Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top-Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist")] (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 7.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................7-1 7.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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CHAPTER 9 MOBILE CRANES 9-i This chapter specifies operation, inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for the use of mobile cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.5 ("Mobile and Locomotive Cranes") (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 9.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................9-1 9.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ..................................................................................9-1 9.1.2 Load Limits..................................................................................................................9-1 9.1.3 Load Rating Chart........................................................................................................9-1

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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4 4 LIFTING PERSONNEL 4-i Chapter 4 Lifting Personnel This chapter specifies the design and inspection requirements for personnel lift platforms as well as the operational requirements for such platforms and appurtenant hoisting equipment. It implements the requirements of ASME B30.23, Personnel Lifting Systems (for latest ASME standards, see http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS). 4.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................4-1 4.1.1 Personnel Lifting Evaluation .......................................................................................4-1 4.1.2 Designated Leader .......................................................................................................4-1

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Hoisting and Rigging  

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Change Notice No. 1 DOE-STD-1090-2007 Change Notice No. 1 DOE-STD-1090-2007 December 2007 Chapter 4 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 4-3,4 and Exhibits 1 & 2 Chapter 7 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 7-1,2,3,4,5 and Table 7-1 Chapter 8 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 8-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and Table 8-1 Chapter 9 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 9-1,2,3,4,5,6 and Table 9-2 Chapter 11 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on Figures 11-10,15 and Tables 11-10,11,14,15,16 Chapter 12 Provide ASME attribution at introduction to the Table on Contents and on

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rig upgrades2.qxp  

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T R A P E D O F E N E R G Y E T A T S D E T I N U S O F A M E R I C A E A s the oil and gas industry continues to drill in more remote areas, at deeper depths, and in more...

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted  

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print DNA microarrays are small metal, glass, or silicon chips covered with patterns of short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). These "DNA chips" are revolutionizing biotechnology, allowing scientists to identify and count many DNA sequences simultaneously. They are the enabling technology for genomic-based medicine and are a critical component of advanced diagnostic systems for medical and homeland security applications. Like digital chips, DNA chips are parallel, accurate, fast, and small. These advantages, however, can only be realized if the fragile biomolecules survive the attachment process intact. Furthermore, biomolecules must be properly oriented to perform their biological function. In other words, the DNA literally must stand up to be counted. Understanding both the attachment and orientation of DNA on gold surfaces was the goal of recent experiments performed at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 by an international collaboration of scientists.

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted  

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print DNA microarrays are small metal, glass, or silicon chips covered with patterns of short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). These "DNA chips" are revolutionizing biotechnology, allowing scientists to identify and count many DNA sequences simultaneously. They are the enabling technology for genomic-based medicine and are a critical component of advanced diagnostic systems for medical and homeland security applications. Like digital chips, DNA chips are parallel, accurate, fast, and small. These advantages, however, can only be realized if the fragile biomolecules survive the attachment process intact. Furthermore, biomolecules must be properly oriented to perform their biological function. In other words, the DNA literally must stand up to be counted. Understanding both the attachment and orientation of DNA on gold surfaces was the goal of recent experiments performed at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 by an international collaboration of scientists.

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The Argonne low level14C counting system  

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A low level14CO2 counting system is described. This system was used to process several thousand CO2 samples derived from atmospheric collections at various altitudes. Special features include counter construction...

J. Gray; S. J. Rymas; L. D. Studebaker…

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithmic issues in queueing systems and combinatorial counting problems  

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(cont.) However, these randomized algorithms can never provide proven upper or lower bounds on the number of objects they are counting, but can only give probabilistic estimates. We propose a set of deterministic algorithms ...

Katz-Rogozhnikov, Dmitriy A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlated neutron counting for the 21st century  

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Correlated neutron counting techniques, such as neutron coincidence and multiplicity counting, are widely employed at nuclear fuel cycle facilities for the accountancy of nuclear material such as plutonium. These techniques need to be improved and enhanced to meet the challenges of complex measurement items and future nuclear safeguards applications, for example; the non-destructive assay of spent nuclear fuel, high counting rate applications, small sample measurements, and Helium-3 replacement. At the same time simulation tools, used for the design of detection systems based on these techniques, are being developed in anticipation of future needs. This seminar will present the theory and current state of the practice of temporally correlated neutron counting. A range of future safeguards applications will then be presented in the context of research projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest  

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Decreasing Utility Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments on

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EIA - Natural Gas Exploration & Reserves Data and Analysis  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

natural gas, and lease condensate (annual). Crude Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Activity Rotary rigs in operation, footage drilled, and active well service rig counts (monthly,...

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Compensated count-rate circuit for radiation survey meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A count-rate compensating circuit is provided which may be used in a portable Geiger-Mueller (G-M) survey meter to ideally compensate for counting loss errors in the G-M tube detector. In a G-M survey meter, wherein the pulse rate from the G-M tube is converted into a pulse rate current applied to a current meter calibrated to indicate dose rate, the compensated circuit generates and controls a reference voltage in response to the rate of pulses from the detector. This reference voltage is gated to the current-generating circuit at a rate identical to the rate of pulses coming from the detector so that the current flowing through the meter is varied in accordance with both the frequency and amplitude of the reference voltage pulses applied thereto so that the count rate is compensated ideally to indicate a true count rate within 1% up to a 50% duty cycle for the detector. A positive feedback circuit is used to control the reference voltage so that the meter output tracks true count rate indicative of the radiation dose rate.

Todd, Richard A. (Powell, TN)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the nature of the extragalactic number counts in the K-band  

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We investigate the causes of the different shape of the $K$-band number counts when compared to other bands, analyzing in detail the presence of a change in the slope around $K\\sim17.5$. We present a near-infrared imaging survey, conducted at the 3.5m telescope of the Calar Alto Spanish-German Astronomical Center (CAHA), covering two separated fields centered on the HFDN and the Groth field, with a total combined area of $\\sim0.27$deg$^{2}$ to a depth of $K\\sim19$ ($3\\sigma$,Vega). We derive luminosity functions from the observed $K$-band in the redshift range [0.25-1.25], that are combined with data from the references in multiple bands and redshifts, to build up the $K$-band number count distribution. We find that the overall shape of the number counts can be grouped into three regimes: the classic Euclidean slope regime ($d\\log N/dm\\sim0.6$) at bright magnitudes; a transition regime at intermediate magnitudes, dominated by $M^{\\ast}$ galaxies at the redshift that maximizes the product $\\phi^{\\ast}\\frac{dV_{c}}{d\\Omega}$; and an $\\alpha$ dominated regime at faint magnitudes, where the slope asymptotically approaches -0.4($\\alpha$+1) controlled by post-$M^{\\ast}$ galaxies. The slope of the $K$-band number counts presents an averaged decrement of $\\sim50%$ in the range $15.5decreasing trend is the consequence of a prominent decrease of the characteristic density $\\phi^{\\ast}_{K,obs}$ ($\\sim60%$ from $z=0.5$ to $z=1.5$) and an almost flat evolution of $M^{\\ast}_{K,obs}$ (1$\\sigma$ compatible with $M^{\\ast}_{K,obs}=-22.89\\pm0.25$ in the same redshift range).

G. Barro; J. Gallego; P. G. Pérez-González; C. Eliche-Moral; M. Balcells; V. Villar; N. Cardiel; D. Cristobal-Hornillos; A. Gil de Paz; R. Gúzman; R. Pelló; M. Prieto; J. Zamorano

2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts | Department of Energy  

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2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts July 2, 2013 - 5:58pm Addthis (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. Fletcher Honemond Fletcher Honemond

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Two Million Smart Meters and Counting | Department of Energy  

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Million Smart Meters and Counting Million Smart Meters and Counting Two Million Smart Meters and Counting August 31, 2010 - 6:02pm Addthis Elizabeth Meckes Elizabeth Meckes Director of User Experience & Digital Technologies, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Smart meter technology will help families and businesses cut their energy costs by reducing response time for energy disruptions and enabling consumers to better monitor their consumption. The implementation of smart grid technologies could reduce electricity use by more than four percent annually by 2030 -- that would mean consumers around the country would see savings of over $20 billion each year. Secretary Steven Chu visited Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, today to make a big announcement about our nation's electrical grid: an

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Happy Earth Day! 39 and Counting | Department of Energy  

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Day! 39 and Counting Day! 39 and Counting Happy Earth Day! 39 and Counting April 22, 2009 - 10:55am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy It was in 1970 that Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin established "Earth Day" as a teaching opportunity for budding environmentalists. Seems like a long time ago-I was all of six years old and to me, "green" was something Kermit the Frog sang about being. We've come a long way since then. Earth Day is now a national celebration of environmentalism and conservation. A lot of what we in EERE do is directly supporting the ideals and aspirations of Earth Day, and you can see growing support from major corporations, media and academia. It's pretty exciting, and definitely an exciting time to be in the energy field.

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2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts | Department of Energy  

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013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts 2013 Feds Feed Families: Your Generosity Counts July 2, 2013 - 5:58pm Addthis (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. (L to R) Kevin Knobloch, DOE Chief of Staff; Fletcher Honemond, Chief Learning Officer; Doug Keeler, Feds Feeds Families National Program Manager; Ella Daniels of the Capital Area Food Bank; Jennifer Hirschorn; Rauland Sharp, 2013 Feds Feeds Families Deputy Champion. | Photo courtesy of Ella Daniels. Fletcher Honemond Fletcher Honemond

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Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference | Department of  

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Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference Students Count -- From the Classroom to the Conference January 18, 2012 - 5:42pm Addthis Secretary Chu and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger speak with students at the 2011 Energy Innovation Summit. | Photo courtesy of ARPA-E. Secretary Chu and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger speak with students at the 2011 Energy Innovation Summit. | Photo courtesy of ARPA-E. Alexa McClanahan Communications Support Contractor to ARPA-E "The Student Program is a unique opportunity for student energy club leaders throughout the nation to gather, share best practices, and engage with policy makers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers..." Shannon Yee, Student Program Coordinator

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Power-counting renormalizability of generalized Horava gravity  

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In an earlier article [arXiv:0902.0590 [hep-th], Phys. Rev D80 (2009) 025011], I discussed the potential benefits of allowing Lorentz symmetry breaking in quantum field theories. In particular I discussed the perturbative power-counting finiteness of the normal-ordered :P(phi)^{z>=d}_{d+1}: scalar quantum field theories, and sketched the implications for Horava's model of quantum gravity. In the current rather brief addendum, I will tidy up some dangling issues and fill out some of the technical details of the argument indicating the power-counting renormalizability of a z>=d variant of Horava gravity in (d+1) dimensions.

Matt Visser

2009-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted  

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When DNA Needs to Stand Up and When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted When DNA Needs to Stand Up and Be Counted Print Wednesday, 31 May 2006 00:00 DNA microarrays are small metal, glass, or silicon chips covered with patterns of short single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). These "DNA chips" are revolutionizing biotechnology, allowing scientists to identify and count many DNA sequences simultaneously. They are the enabling technology for genomic-based medicine and are a critical component of advanced diagnostic systems for medical and homeland security applications. Like digital chips, DNA chips are parallel, accurate, fast, and small. These advantages, however, can only be realized if the fragile biomolecules survive the attachment process intact. Furthermore, biomolecules must be properly oriented to perform their biological function. In other words, the DNA literally must stand up to be counted. Understanding both the attachment and orientation of DNA on gold surfaces was the goal of recent experiments performed at ALS Beamline 8.0.1 by an international collaboration of scientists.

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Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric  

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Using Bytecode Instruction Counting as Portable CPU Consumption Metric Walter Binder and Jarle-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland firstname.lastname@epfl.ch Abstract Accounting for the CPU consumption consumption information in order to detect a resource overuse of client components (detection of denial

Binder, Walter

232

Compensated count-rate circuit for radiation survey meter  

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A count-rate compensating circuit is provided which may be used in a portable Geiger-Mueller (G-M) survey meter to ideally compensate for couting loss errors in the G-M tube detector. In a G-M survey meter, wherein the pulse rate from the G-M tube is converted into a pulse rate current applied to a current meter calibrated to indicate dose rate, the compensation circuit generates and controls a reference voltage in response to the rate of pulses from the detector. This reference voltage is gated to the current-generating circuit at a rate identical to the rate of pulses coming from the detector so that the current flowing through the meter is varied in accordance with both the frequency and amplitude of the reference voltage pulses applied thereto so that the count rate is compensated ideally to indicate a true count rate within 1% up to a 50% duty cycle for the detector. A positive feedback circuit is used to control the reference voltage so that the meter output tracks true count rate indicative of the radiation dose rate.

Todd, R.A.

1980-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen,  

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parking function of defect k. Suppose that m cars attempt to park in a linear car park with n spacesCounting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen, Thomas Prellberg, Pascal each choose a preferred parking space in a linear car park with n spaces. Each driver goes

Prellberg, Thomas

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Counting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen,  

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the corresponding assignments a defective parking function of defect k. Suppose that m cars attempt to parkCounting Defective Parking Functions Peter J Cameron, Daniel Johannsen, Thomas Prellberg, Pascal a preferred parking space in a linear car park with n spaces. Each driver goes to the chosen space and parks

235

Counts of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, from  

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176 Counts of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, from large-format aerial northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, at rooker- ies in the United States and Mexico elephant seals (Bar- tholomew and Boolootian, 1960; Carlisle andAplin, 1966, 1971; Odell, 1971;Antonelis et

236

Counting Protein Structures by DFS with Dynamic Decomposition  

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with dynamic decomposition for count� ing the solutions of a binary CSP completely. In particular, we use as Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) [2, 4]. Recently, counting solutions of a CSP and related problems. Here, we present a method that is especially tailored for this case. Applied to the CSP formulation

Will, Sebastian

237

Research Demonstration of a Hardware Reference-Counting Heap  

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A hardware self-managing heap memory (RCM) for languages like Lisp, Smalltalk, and Java has been designed, built, tested and benchmarked. On every pointer write from the processor, reference-counting transactions are performed in real time within ... Keywords: Performance, garbage collection, uniprocessor

David S. Wise; Brian Heck; Caleb Hess; Willie Hunt; Eric Ost

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota  

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Bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative monitors nonmotorized traffic in Minnesota transitways of Transportation (MnDOT) to develop guidelines and analyze information collected in bicycle and pedestrian traffic methods for monitoring and assessing bicycle and pedestrian traffic that can be used in both permanent

Minnesota, University of

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Colorado Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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ANL Study Shows Wind Power Decreases Power Sector Emissions ...  

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ANL Study Shows Wind Power Decreases Power Sector Emissions ANL Study Shows Wind Power Decreases Power Sector Emissions May 1, 2012 - 3:38pm Addthis This is an excerpt from the...

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Florida Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Mississippi Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Ohio Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic...  

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Alaska Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic...  

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Texas Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic...  

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Alabama Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Montana Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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California Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Utah Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic...  

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Virginia Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Arkansas Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Miscellaneous States Shale Gas Proved Reserves Revision Decreases...  

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Wyoming Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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New Mexico Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases...  

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Ohio Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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West Virginia Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases...  

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Apparatus And Method For Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of  

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Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of Inorganic Scintillation Detectors Apparatus And Method For Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of Inorganic Scintillation Detectors The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Apparatus And Method For Temperature Correction And Expanded Count Rate Of Inorganic Scintillation Detectors The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. A temperature sensor is attached to an inorganic scintillation detector. The inorganic scintillation detector, due to interaction with

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Synthesis of Reversible Functions Beyond Gate Count and Quantum Cost  

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Many synthesis approaches for reversible and quantum logic have been proposed so far. However, most of them generate circuits with respect to simple metrics, i.e. gate count or quantum cost. On the other hand, to physically realize reversible and quantum hardware, additional constraints exist. In this paper, we describe cost metrics beyond gate count and quantum cost that should be considered while synthesizing reversible and quantum logic for the respective target technologies. We show that the evaluation of a synthesis approach may differ if additional costs are applied. In addition, a new cost metric, namely Nearest Neighbor Cost (NNC) which is imposed by realistic physical quantum architectures, is considered in detail. We discuss how existing synthesis flows can be extended to generate optimal circuits with respect to NNC while still keeping the quantum cost small.

Robert Wille; Mehdi Saeedi; Rolf Drechsler

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

268

Real-time aqueous tritium monitor using liquid scintillation counting  

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An ability to continuously monitor low-level tritium releases in aqueous effluents is of particular interest to heavy water facilities such as those at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and Canadian CANDU reactors. SRS developed a real-time monitoring system based on flow-through liquid scintillation (LS) counting. Sensitivities of 16 pCi/mL and 1 pCi/mL result from five minute and daily averages of counting data respectively. This sensitivity is about 200 times better than similar methods using solid scintillants. The LS system features uncomplicated sample pretreatment, precise of the cocktail and sample water, system features uncomplicated sample pretreatment, precise proportioning of the cocktail and sample water, on-line quench corrections, cocktail consumption as low as 0.15 mL/min, and response to changes in environmental tritium is less than 30 minutes. Field tests demonstrate that conditions necessary for stable analytical results are achieved.

Sigg, R.A.; McCarty, J.E.; Livingston, R.R.; Sanders, M.A.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Total Gamma Count Rate Analysis Method for Nondestructive Assay Characterization  

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A new approach to nondestructively characterize waste for disposal, based on total gamma response, has been developed at the Idaho Cleanup Project by CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC and Idaho State University, and is called the total gamma count rate analysis method. The total gamma count rate analysis method measures gamma interactions that produce energetic electrons or positrons in a detector. Based on previous experience with waste assays, the radionuclide content of the waste container is then determined. This approach potentially can yield minimum detection limits of less than 10 nCi/g. The importance of this method is twofold. First, determination of transuranic activity can be made for waste containers that are below the traditional minimum detection limits. Second, waste above 10 nCi/g and below 100 nCi/g can be identified, and a potential path for disposal resolved.

Cecilia R. Hoffman; Yale D. Harker

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Power counting renormalizability of scalar theory in Lifshitz spacetime  

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We analyse the power counting renormalizability of scalar theory in Lifshitz spacetime in D+2 dimensions. We show the spectral dimension becomes 2+(D/z) (z is the critical exponent) after integrating out the radion field. We comment on the AdS/CFT correspondence, and on how to avoid the Lifshitz singularity by flowing into AdS spacetime in the infrared. We also comment on the quantum gravity in Lifshitz spacetime.

Takayuki Hirayama

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

271

Power spectrum of the fluctuation of Chebyshev's prime counting function  

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The one-sided power spectrum of the fluctuation of Chebyshev's weighted prime counting function is numerically estimated based on samples of the fluctuating function of different sizes. The power spectrum is also estimated analytically for large frequency based on Riemann hypothesis and the exact formula for the fluctuating function in terms of all the non-trivial Riemann zeroes. Our analytical estimate is consistent with our numerical estimate of a 1/f^2 power spectrum.

Boon Leong Lan; Shaohen Yong

2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

272

Power Counting Regime of Chiral Extrapolation and Beyond  

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Finite-range regularised (FRR) chiral effective field theory is presented in the context of approximation schemes ubiquitous in modern lattice QCD calculations. Using FRR techniques, the power-counting regime (PCR) of chiral perturbation theory can be estimated. To fourth-order in the expansion at the 1% tolerance level, we find m_\\pi < 180 MeV for the PCR, extending only a small distance beyond the physical pion mass.

Derek B. Leinweber; Anthony W. Thomas; Ross D. Young

2005-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

273

Counting states in the Bousso-Polchinski Landscape  

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Starting from an exact counting of small and positive cosmological constant states in the Bousso-Polchinski Landscape we recover a well-known approximate formula and a systematic method of improvement by means of the Poisson summation formula. This is a contribution to the special Volume published by the University of Zaragoza in honor of Julio Abad Anto\\~nanzas. En memoria de nuestro amigo, compa\\~nero y maestro Julio.

Cesar Asensio; Antonio Segui

2009-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

274

Power counting renormalizability of quantum gravity in Lifshitz spacetime  

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We analyse the power counting renormalizability of the quantum field theory of Einstein or Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity in D+2 dimensional Lifshitz spacetime. We show the spectral dimension becomes 2+(D/z) at the UV region where z is the critical exponent. Since it is larger than two, the quantum theory of Einstein gravity is not power counting renormalizable. For the pure Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, where Lifshitz spacetime is allowed only when the parameters are fine tuned, it happens that the graviton modes do not propagate and the quantum field theory is accidentally renormalizable when z>=D. Another method is discretizing the radial coordinate which changes the spectral dimension to 1+(D/z) at the UV region. Since our four dimensional spacetime is continuous, the four dimensional Lorentz symmetry is recovered at the low energy and the power counting renormalizability is still kept for z>=D, if the spacetime near the null singularity in Lifshitz spacetime is modified into AdS spacetime and the discrete radial direction is compactified like a brane world scenario. We also comment on the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Takayuki Hirayama

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Does parental age difference affect offspring count in humans? Comment on Fieder and Huber  

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2007 The Royal Society 23 February 2008 article-commentary Evolutionary biology Does parental age difference affect offspring count in...689-691. ( doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0324 ) Does parental age difference affect offspring count in...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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,"U.S. Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Name","Description"," Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Coalbed Methane Proved Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet)",1,"Annual",2013...

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,"New York Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion...  

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Name","Description"," Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","New York Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet)",1,"Annual",2012...

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Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election January 31, 2004  

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Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election January 31, 2004 MAKING VOTES COUNT How to Hack&pagewanted=print&position= (1 of 2)12/22/2004 6:49:30 AM #12;Making Votes Count: How to Hack an Election

Rivest, Ronald L.

279

Automatic fruit recognition and counting from multiple images1 , C.A. Glasbey a,  

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Automatic fruit recognition and counting from multiple images1 Y. Songa , C.A. Glasbey a, , G.e. measuring the observable characteristics of living10 organisms, such as counting the number of fruits and counting fruits from images12 in cluttered greenhouses. The plants are 3-metre high peppers with fruits

Glasbey, Chris

280

Scene-adaptive accurate and fast vertical crowd counting via joint using depth and color information  

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Reliable and real-time crowd counting is one of the most important tasks in intelligent visual surveillance systems. Most previous works only count passing people based on color information. Owing to the restrictions of color information influences themselves ... Keywords: Crowd counting, Multimodal joint multimedia processing, Ordinary depth camera, Real time system, Scene-adaptive scheme

Huiyuan Fu, Huadong Ma, Hongtian Xiao

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron counting and gamma spectroscopy with PVT detectors.  

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Radiation portals normally incorporate a dedicated neutron counter and a gamma-ray detector with at least some spectroscopic capability. This paper describes the design and presents characterization data for a detection system called PVT-NG, which uses large polyvinyl toluene (PVT) detectors to monitor both types of radiation. The detector material is surrounded by polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which emits high-energy gamma rays following neutron capture reactions. Assessments based on high-energy gamma rays are well suited for the detection of neutron sources, particularly in border security applications, because few isotopes in the normal stream of commerce have significant gamma ray yields above 3 MeV. Therefore, an increased count rate for high-energy gamma rays is a strong indicator for the presence of a neutron source. The sensitivity of the PVT-NG sensor to bare {sup 252}Cf is 1.9 counts per second per nanogram (cps/ng) and the sensitivity for {sup 252}Cf surrounded by 2.5 cm of polyethylene is 2.3 cps/ng. The PVT-NG sensor is a proof-of-principal sensor that was not fully optimized. The neutron detector sensitivity could be improved, for instance, by using additional moderator. The PVT-NG detectors and associated electronics are designed to provide improved resolution, gain stability, and performance at high-count rates relative to PVT detectors in typical radiation portals. As well as addressing the needs for neutron detection, these characteristics are also desirable for analysis of the gamma-ray spectra. Accurate isotope identification results were obtained despite the common impression that the absence of photopeaks makes data collected by PVT detectors unsuitable for spectroscopic analysis. The PVT detectors in the PVT-NG unit are used for both gamma-ray and neutron detection, so the sensitive volume exceeds the volume of the detection elements in portals that use dedicated components to detect each type of radiation.

Mitchell, Dean James; Brusseau, Charles A.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Determination of glomerular filtration rate by external counting methods  

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comparing the DTPA to other accepted methods; the results were very favorable for the use of ggmTC-DTPA. Klopper et al. , sa1d mTc-DTPA ". . . rapidly prepared by a kit method, is a useful addition to the list of radiopharmaceuticals that can be used... points. First, the external counting method is suitable as a true means of determining the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Second, the method is applicable to cats. To do this, five dogs were injected with ggmTc(Sn)-DTPA. Plasma samples were drawn...

Sartor, Tammy Lee

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent developments in position-sensitive neutron counting  

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Continuing research on advanced methods of thermal neutron detection and position sensing with gas-filled counters was aimed at improving their performance and extending the limits of their applicability. High electron drift velocities obtained from measurements on gas mixtures containing CF/sub 4/ motivated us to evaluate the properties of /sup 3/He-CF/sub 4/ and Ar-CF/sub 4/ mixtures to show that these gases have the potential of improving the count rate capability, spatial resolution, and photon discrimination of neutron PSPCs (position-sensitive proportional counters) and fission counters. In support of the U.S. National Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) Facility we developed a large-area (65-cm x 65-cm) PSPC camera. RC position encoding was chosen for simplicity of construction, but since previous experience with this encoding method had been limited to smaller PSPCs (area < 25 cm x 25 cm), the main objective of this development was to show that RC encoding parameters and construction methods could be scaled up for larger area PSPCs. The use of the new counter gas mixtures enabled the development of position-sensitive transmission line fission counters (TLFCs) for neutron flux monitoring and a one-dimensional, curved PSPC for large-angle (130/sup 0/) neutron diffraction experiments. The main objective of these developments was to extend the capabilities of the LC-encoding method by mitigating the effects of interelectrode capacitance, and thereby increase the count rate capability.

Valentine, K.H.; Kopp, M.K.; Guerrant, G.C.; Harter, J.A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments | Department  

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Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments Decreasing Utility Contract Interest through Annual Payments October 7, 2013 - 2:23pm Addthis Federal agencies can leverage annual payments to get the best value from utility energy service contracts by decreasing total interest paid. Annual payments allow Federal agencies to pay for an entire fiscal year (12 months) of payments in advance. This method is attractive to finance companies and may also fit Federal budget and funding constraints, saving a substantial amount of interest expense. Savings are generated because financing is amortized faster and less interest accrues over the term of the project funding. It is important to note that the interest rate used for a monthly amortization is lower than that used for an annual amortization

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Sandia National Laboratories: decrease the complexity of enzymes...  

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decrease the complexity of enzymes needed for the hydrolysis of plant biomass Joint BioEnergy Institute Oxime-NIMS Work Featured on the Cover of ACS Chemical Biology On July 31,...

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A two-parameter lifetime distribution with decreasing failure rate  

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In this paper, a new two-parameter lifetime distribution with decreasing failure rate is introduced. Various properties of the proposed distribution are discussed. The estimation of the parameters attained by the EM algorithm and their asymptotic variances ...

Rasool Tahmasbi; Sadegh Rezaei

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease  

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diesel fuel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.84 a gallon on Monday. That's down 8-tenths of a penny from a week ago,...

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U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease  

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diesel fuel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.78 a gallon on Monday. That's down 2.3 cents from a week ago, based on...

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This Week In Petroleum Summary Printer-Friendly Version  

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Rig Count Passes 1,000 On June 24, 2011, the Baker Hughes weekly count of rigs actively drilling for oil in the United States was 1,003, marking the first week since the company...

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Microsoft Word - Alcoa Extension EBT ROD Attachments - 2010-10...  

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Administration, August 30, 2010 Figure 2 - Natural Gas Rig Count U.S. Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Count) 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 A u g - 0 6 O...

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Background  

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Administration, January 14, 2011 Figure 2 - Natural Gas Rig Count U.S. Natural Gas Rotary Rigs in Operation (Count) 0 400 800 1200 1600 2000 J a n - 0 7 M a r - 0 7 M a y -...

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

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Natural Gas Rotary Rig Count Rises to Highest Level since February 2009. The natural gas rotary rig count was 992 as of Friday, August 13, according to data released by Baker...

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Doubles counting of highly multiplying items in reflective surroundings  

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When a neutrons are counted from a spontaneously fissile multiplying item in a reflecting environment the temporal behavior of the correlated signal following neutron birth is complex. At early times the signal is dominated by prompt fission events coming from spontaneous fission bursts and also from prompt fast-neutron induced fission events. At later times neutrons 'returning' from the surroundings induce fission and give rise to an additional chain of correlated events. The prompt and returning components probe the fissile and fertile constituents of the item in different ways and it is potentially beneficial to exploit this fact. In this work we look at how the two components can be represented using a linear combination of two simple functions. Fitting of the composite function to the capture time distribution represents one way of quantifying the proportion of each contribution. Another approach however is to use a dual shift register analysis where after each triggering event two coincidence gates are opened, one close to the trigger that responds preferentially to the prompt dynamics and one later in time which is more sensitive to the returning neutron induced events. To decide on the best gate positions and gate widths and also to estimate the counting precision we can use the analytical fit to work out the necessary gate utilization factors which are required in both these calculations. In this work, we develop the approach. Illustrative examples are given using spent Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Pressurized light Water Reactor (LWR) fuel assemblies submersed in borated water and counted in a ring of {sup 3}He gas-filled proportional counters. In this case the prompt component is dominated by {sup 244}Cm spontaneous fission and induced fast neutron fission in for example {sup 238}U while the returning low energy neutrons induce fission mainly in the fissile nuclides such as {sup 239}Pu, {sup 241}Pu and {sup 235}U. One requirement is to calculate the Random Triggered Interrogation Gate Utilization Factor needed to make a priori precision estimates but not available from Monte Carlo simulation code MCNPX.

Croft, Stephen [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Evans, Louise G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schear, Melissa A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tobin, Stephen J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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levels 29.1% below year-ago levels and 33.1% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count decreased by 6 for the second week in a row, to 1,854 as of June 13. The...

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Refined BPS state counting from Nekrasov's formula and Macdonald functions  

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It has been argued that the Nekrasov's partition function gives the generating function of refined BPS state counting in the compactification of M theory on local Calabi-Yau spaces. We show that a refined version of the topological vertex we proposed before (hep-th/0502061) is a building block of the Nekrasov's partition function with two equivariant parameters. Compared with another refined topological vertex by Iqbal-Kozcaz-Vafa (hep-th/0701156), our refined vertex is expressed entirely in terms of the specialization of the Macdonald symmetric functions which is related to the equivariant character of the Hilbert scheme of points on C^2. We provide diagrammatic rules for computing the partition function from the web diagrams appearing in geometric engineering of Yang-Mills theory with eight supercharges. Our refined vertex has a simple transformation law under the flop operation of the diagram, which suggests that homological invariants of the Hopf link are related to the Macdonald functions.

Hidetoshi Awata; Hiroaki Kanno

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

296

Combining cosmological constraints from cluster counts and galaxy clustering  

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Present and future large scale surveys offer promising probes of cosmology. For example the Dark Energy Survey (DES) is forecast to detect ~300 millions galaxies and thousands clusters up to redshift ~1.3. I here show ongoing work to combine two probes of large scale structure : cluster number counts and galaxy 2-point function (in real or harmonic space). The halo model (coupled to a Halo Occupation Distribution) can be used to model the cross-covariance between these probes, and I introduce a diagrammatic method to compute easily the different terms involved. Furthermore, I compute the joint non-Gaussian likelihood, using the Gram-Charlier series. Then I show how to extend the methods of Bayesian hyperparameters to Poissonian distributions, in a first step to include them in this joint likelihood.

Lacasa, Fabien

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Oklahoma Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet)  

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Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Oklahoma Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1970's 1,016 969 1,211 1980's 1,303 1,371 2,520 1,891 1,611 1,648 1,963 2,047 2,280 1,732 1990's 1,542 1,456 1,263 1,008 932 1,049 1,602 1,282 1,997 2,251 2000's 1,331 1,895 1,513 2,843 1,912 2,945 1,868 1,366 2,580 3,592 2010's 3,474 6,856 - = No Data Reported; -- = Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Release Date: 8/1/2013 Next Release Date: 8/1/2014 Referring Pages: Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases Oklahoma Dry Natural Gas Proved Reserves Dry Natural Gas Proved Reserves Revision Decreases

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Arrowhead Center: Modeling Energy Market Volatility Report Title: Modeling Energy Market Volatility  

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in New Mexico 2 2 US Oil Rig Counts and WTI Spot Prices January 2000 to December 2009 7 3 US Natural Gas and Weighted Price Index 8 5 US Oil and Gas Extraction Employment and Rig Counts 8 6 Oil Rig Counts and WTI

Johnson, Eric E.

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ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Inhibition of phosphodiesterase-4 decreases ethanol intake  

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ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Inhibition of phosphodiesterase-4 decreases ethanol intake in mice Wei Hu Rationale Cyclic AMP (cAMP)­protein kinase A signal- ing has been implicated in the regulation of ethanol intracellular cAMP levels in the brain. However, the role of PDE4 in ethanol consumption remains unknown

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U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease  

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7, 2014 U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.64 a gallon on Monday. That's down 2.1 cents from a week...

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U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease  

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0, 2014 U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.66 a gallon on Monday. That's down 4.2 cents from a week...

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U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease  

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2, 2014 U.S. diesel fuel prices continue to decrease The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel fell to 3.81 a gallon on Monday. That's down 7-tenths of a penny from...

303

Build a Floating Oil Rig  

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The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service developed this teacher's guide about the many energy resources found in, over, and under the ocean. Includes sections on petroleum,...

304

Count data stochastic frontier models, with an application to the patents–R&D relationship  

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This article introduces a new count data stochastic frontier model that researchers can use ... patents awarded to a firm given expenditure on R&D.

Eduardo Fé; Richard Hofler

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

True photo-counting statistics of multiple on-off detectors  

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We derive a closed photo-counting formula, including noise counts and a finite quantum efficiency, for photon number resolving detectors based on on-off detectors. It applies to detection schemes such as array detectors and multiplexing setups. The result renders it possible to compare the corresponding measured counting statistics with the true photon number statistics of arbitrary quantum states. The photo-counting formula is applied to the discrimination of photon numbers of Fock states, squeezed states, and odd coherent states. It is illustrated for coherent states that our formula is indispensable for the correct interpretation of quantum effects observed with such devices.

J. Sperling; W. Vogel; G. S. Agarwal

2012-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data  

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell

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The Effect of Radiative Cooling on the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Cluster Counts and Angular Power Spectrum: Analytic Treatment  

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Recently, the entropy excess detected in the central cores of groups and clusters has been successfully interpreted as being due to radiative cooling of the hot intragroup/intracluster gas. In such a scenario, the entropy floors $S_{\\rm floor}$ in groups/clusters at any given redshift are completely determined by the conservation of energy. In combination with the equation of hydrostatic equilibrium and the universal density profile for dark matter, this allows us to derive the remaining gas distribution of groups and clusters after the cooled material is removed. Together with the Press-Schechter mass function we are able to evaluate effectively how radiative cooling can modify the predictions of SZ cluster counts and power spectrum. It appears that our analytic results are in good agreement with those found by hydrodynamical simulations. Namely, cooling leads to a moderate decrease of the predicted SZ cluster counts and power spectrum as compared with standard scenario. However, without taking into account energy feedback from star formation which may greatly suppress cooling efficiency, it is still premature to claim that this modification is significant for the cosmological applications of cluster SZ effect.

Yu-Ying Zhang; Xiang-Ping Wu

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Hemorheological alterations, decreased cerebral microvascular oxygenation and cerebral vasomotion compensation in sickle cell patients  

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compensation in sickle cell patients Xavier Waltza,b , Aurélien Pichonc , PhD, Danièle Mougeneld , MD, Nathalie et Universitaire de Pointe-à-Pitre, Pointe-à-Pitre, France Running title: Sickle cell disease count: 2736; Figure/table count: 2 figures (+ 2 online supplement) and 2 tables Abstract Sickle cell

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Whole-body counting in the Marshall Islands  

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In 1978 the Marshall Islands Radiological Safety Program was organized to perform radiation measurements and assess radiation doses for the people of the Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utirik Atolls. One of the major field components of this program is whole- body counting (WBC). WBC is used to monitor the quantity of gamma- emitting radionuclides present in individuals. A primary objective of the program was to establish {sup 137}Cesium body contents among the Enewetak, Rongelap and Utirik populations. {sup 137}Cs was the only gamma-emitting fission radionuclide detected in the 1,967 persons monitored. {sup 137}Cs body burdens tended to increase with age for both sexes, and were higher in males. The average {sup 137}Cs dose Annual Effective Dose for the three populations was as follows: For Enewetak, the dose was 22{+-}4 {mu}Sv. For Utirik, the dose was 33{+-} 3 {mu}Sv. Since 1985 the Rongelap people have been self-exiled to Mejatto. Biological elimination should have reduced their dose to virtually zero, and the measured dose was 2{+-}2 {mu}Sv. If they had remained on Rongelap Island, the calculated dose would have been 99 {mu}Sv, which is about one-third of the background dose. 7 refs., 1 tab. (MHB)

Sun, L.C.; Clinton, J.; Kaplan, E.; Meinhold, C.B.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Permeability decrease in argillaceous sandstone; experiments and modelling  

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Core flooding experiments on argillaceous sandstone are carried out showing that for high injection flow rates permeability reduction occurs. The decrease of permeability is a consequence of the migration of insitu particles. Two models are used to simulate the observed phenomena. The so-called network model is able to give insight in the physics behind the particle migration. The other model based on mass balance and constitutive laws is used for quantitative and qualitative comparison with the experiments.

Egberts, Paul; van Soest, Lennard; Vernoux, Jean-Francois

1996-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

311

Enhancements of the rack counting invariant via N-reduced dynamical cocycles  

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We introduce the notion of N-reduced dynamical cocycles and use these objects to define enhancements of the rack counting invariant for classical and virtual knots and links. We provide examples to show that the new invariants are not determined by the rack counting invariant, the Jones polynomial or the generalized Alexander polynomial.

Crans, Alissa S; Sarkar, Aparna

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day  

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AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day www.cancerprogressreport.org · www.aacr.org #12;AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012 Making Research Count for Patients: A New Day www.cancerprogressreport.org · www.aacr.org Also published as: American Association for Cancer Research. AACR cancer progress report

Sherman, S. Murray

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Forecasting a Moving Target: Ensemble Models for ILI Case Count Predictions Prithwish Chakraborty  

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with official flu estimates. We also compare the prediction accuracy between model-level fusion of differentForecasting a Moving Target: Ensemble Models for ILI Case Count Predictions Prithwish Chakraborty using neighbor- hood embedding to predict flu case counts. Comparing our proposed ensemble method

Ryder, Barbara G.

314

A two-stage model for incidence and prevalence in point-level spatial count data  

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A two-stage model for incidence and prevalence in point-level spatial count data Virginia Recta about the underlying data generating process. We utilize a two-stage spatial generalized linear mixed and real data from an ecological field survey. 1 Introduction Spatial count data arise frequently

Haran, Murali

315

Automated Design of Digital Microfluidic Lab-on-Chip under Pin-Count Constraints  

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-count-constrained biochips. The first design procedure relies on a droplet-trace-based array partitioning scheme-referencing, Lab-on-Chip, Microfluidics, Pin-count constraints 1. INTRODUCTION Microfluidics technology has made great strides in recent years [1-6]. Promising applications of this emerging technology include high

Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

316

COUNTING DESCENTS, RISES, AND LEVELS, WITH PRESCRIBED FIRST ELEMENT, IN WORDS  

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COUNTING DESCENTS, RISES, AND LEVELS, WITH PRESCRIBED FIRST ELEMENT, IN WORDS Sergey Kitaev1 the distribution of descents, levels, and rises according to whether the first letter of the descent, rise 0654060 1 #12;2 COUNTING DESCENTS, RISES, AND LEVELS, WITH PRESCRIBED FIRST ELEMENT, IN WORDS Subsequently

Kitaev, Sergey

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AN EXAMINATION OF BICYCLE COUNTS AND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF BIKE LANES  

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AN EXAMINATION OF BICYCLE COUNTS AND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF BIKE LANES IN ST An Examination of Bicycle Counts and Speeds Associated with the Installation of Bike Lanes in St. Petersburg It is assumed that installation of bicycle facilities will result in an increase in the number of bicyclists

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

318

Fast Counting of Triangles in Large Real Networks: Algorithms and Laws  

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to the vast machin- ery of eigenvalue algorithms and fine-tunings. Eigen- values can be easily computed. In this paper, we provide two algorithms, the Eigen- Triangle for counting the total number of triangles in a graph, and the EigenTriangleLocal algorithm that gives the count of triangles that contain a desired

Megalooikonomou, Vasilis

319

The counting of naturally occuring radiocarbon in the form of benzene in a liquid scintillation counter  

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A counting system is described for C14 dating with a benzene scintillator solution. The single photomultiplier counter used is relatively simple and reliable. Different sizes and forms of the counting solution containers were investigated. A 6 ml cell with a background of 4?0 counts/min and a 45 per cent detection efficiency is recommended for routine C14 dating. A 60 ml cell with a background of 14?6 counts/min and a 45 per cent detection efficiency is capable of dating samples as old as 57,500 years (4 ? statistics, 48 hr counting). The calibration and operation of the counter is discussed. On comparison with standard gas counter methods, it is suggested that routine C14 dating by the benzene method is preferable in those cases where the laboratory personnel are more skilled in chemical manipulations than electronic technique.

C. Leger; M.A. Tamers

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Can Delignification Decrease Cellulose Digestibility in Acid Pretreated Corn Stover?  

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It has previously been shown that the improved digestibility of dilute acid pretreated corn stover is at least partially due to the removal of xylan and the consequent increase in accessibility of the cellulose to cellobiohydrolase enzymes. We now report on the impact that lignin removal has on the accessibility and digestibility of dilute acid pretreated corn stover. Samples of corn stover were subjected to dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment with and without simultaneous (partial) lignin removal. In addition, some samples were completely delignified after the pretreatment step using acidified sodium chlorite. The accessibility and digestibility of the samples were tested using a fluorescence-labeled cellobiohydrolase (Trichoderma reesei Cel7A) purified from a commercial cellulase preparation. Partial delignification of corn stover during dilute acid pretreatment was shown to improve cellulose digestibility by T. reesei Cel7A; however, decreasing the lignin content below 5% (g g{sup -1}) by treatment with acidified sodium chlorite resulted in a dramatic reduction in cellulose digestibility. Importantly, this effect was found to be enhanced in samples with lower xylan contents suggesting that the near complete removal of xylan and lignin may cause aggregation of the cellulose microfibrils resulting in decreased cellulase accessibility.

Ishizawa, C. I.; Jeoh, T.; Adney, W. S.; Himmel, M. E.; Johnson, D. K.; Davis, M. F.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2 to 24 micron source counts from the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole survey  

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We present herein galaxy number counts of the nine bands in the 2-24 micron range on the basis of the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) surveys. The number counts are derived from NEP-deep and NEP-wide surveys, which cover areas of 0.5 and 5.8 deg2, respectively. To produce reliable number counts, the sources were extracted from recently updated images. Completeness and difference between observed and intrinsic magnitudes were corrected by Monte Carlo simulation. Stellar counts were subtracted by using the stellar fraction estimated from optical data. The resultant source counts are given down to the 80% completeness limit; 0.18, 0.16, 0.10, 0.05, 0.06, 0.10, 0.15, 0.16, and 0.44 mJy in the 2.4, 3.2, 4.1, 7, 9, 11, 15, 18 and 24 um bands, respectively. On the bright side of all bands, the count distribution is flat, consistent with the Euclidean Universe, while on the faint side, the counts deviate, suggesting that the galaxy population of the distant universe is evolving. These results are generally consistent...

Murata, K; Goto, T; Kim, S J; Matsuhara, H; Wada, T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECS Data Show Decreased Energy Consumption per Household  

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Total United States energy consumption in homes has remained relatively stable for many years as increased energy efficiency has offset the increase in the number and average size of housing units, according to the newly released data from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). The average household consumed 90 million British thermal units (Btu) in 2009 based on RECS. This continues the downward trend in average residential energy consumption of the last 30 years. Despite increases in the number and the average size of homes plus increased use of electronics, improvements in efficiency for space heating, air conditioning, and major appliances have all led to decreased consumption per household. Newer homes also tend to feature better insulation and other characteristics, such as double-pane windows, that improve the building envelope.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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,"U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Acquifers Capacity (Count)"  

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Acquifers Capacity (Count)" Acquifers Capacity (Count)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description","# Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Acquifers Capacity (Count)",1,"Annual",2012 ,"Release Date:","12/12/2013" ,"Next Release Date:","1/7/2014" ,"Excel File Name:","na1392_nus_8a.xls" ,"Available from Web Page:","http://tonto.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1392_nus_8a.htm" ,"Source:","Energy Information Administration" ,"For Help, Contact:","infoctr@eia.doe.gov" ,,"(202) 586-8800",,,"12/12/2013 5:43:23 PM"

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Grade Assignments for Models Used for Calibration of Gross-Count Gamma-Ray Logging Systems (December 1983)  

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Grade Assignments for Models Used for Calibration of Gross-Count Gamma-Ray Logging Systems (December 1983)

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Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count | Open Energy Information  

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ProjectTypeTopic2Count ProjectTypeTopic2Count Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count Property Type Number Description Number of Project Type Topic 2 values. Pages using the property "Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Air Cooling + 0 + D Directional Drilling Systems + 0 + Drilling Systems + 2 + E EGS Demonstration + 0 + F Fluid Imaging + 2 + Fracture Characterization Technologies + 0 + G Geophysical Exploration Technologies + 0 + Geothermal Analysis + 0 + Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance + 0 + Geothermal Energy Production from Low Temperature Resources, Coproduced Fluids from Oil and Gas Wells, and Geopressured Resources + 0 + H High Temperature Cements + 0 +

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E-Print Network 3.0 - active drop counting Sample Search Results  

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Sample search results for: active drop counting Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Titan Recreation-Group Fitness Student Engagement Report Summary: hours of Drop In Fitness classes...

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Patterns of Ethnic, Linguistic, and Geographic Heterogeneity of Palmar Interdigital Ridge Counts in the Indian Subcontinent  

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Published data on palmar interdigital ridge counts (a–b, b–c, and c–d) among 57 populations from the Indian subcontinent were analyzed with reference to ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, and geographic affiliations of the ...

Reddy, B. Mohan; Demarchi, Dario A.; Bharati, S.; Kumar, Vikrant; Crawford, Michael H.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Measurement of the Neutron Lifetime by Counting Trapped Protons in a Cold Neutron Beam  

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A measurement of the neutron lifetime $\\tau_{n}$ performed by the absolute counting of in-beam neutrons and their decay protons has been completed. Protons confined in a quasi-Penning trap were accelerated onto a silicon detector held at a high potential and counted with nearly unit efficiency. The neutrons were counted by a device with an efficiency inversely proportional to neutron velocity, which cancels the dwell time of the neutron beam in the trap. The result is $\\tau_{n} = (886.6\\pm1.2{\\rm [stat]}\\pm3.2{\\rm [sys]})$ s, which is the most precise measurement of the lifetime using an in-beam method. The systematic uncertainty is dominated by neutron counting, in particular the mass of the deposit and the $^{6}$Li({\\it{n,t}}) cross section. The measurement technique and apparatus, data analysis, and investigation of systematic uncertainties are discussed in detail.

J. S. Nico; M. S. Dewey; D. M. Gilliam; F. E. Wietfeldt; X. Fei; W. M. Snow; G. L. Greene; J. Pauwels; R. Eykens; A. Lamberty; J. Van Gestel; R. D. Scott

2004-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A High Count Rate Neutron Beam Monitor for Neutron Scattering Facilities  

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Abstract Beam monitors are an important diagnostic tool in neutron science facilities. Present beam monitors use either ionization chambers in integration mode, which are slow and have no timing information, or pulse counters which can easily be saturated by high beam intensities. At high flux neutron scattering facilities, neutron beam monitors with very low intrinsic efficiency (10-5) are presently selected to keep the counting rate within a feasible range, even when a higher efficiency would improve the counting statistics and yield a better measurement of the incident beam. In this work, we report on a high count rate neutron beam monitor. This beam monitor offers good timing with an intrinsic efficiency of 10-3 and a counting rate capability of over 1,000,000 cps without saturation.

Barnett, Amanda [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Crow, Lowell [ORNL; Diawara, Yacouba [ORNL; Hayward, J P [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Hayward, Jason P [ORNL; Menhard, Kocsis [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF); Sedov, Vladislav N [ORNL; Funk, Loren L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Packaging and qualification of single photon counting avalanche photodiode focal plane arrays  

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Avalanche Photodiode (APD) photon counting arrays are finding an increasing role in defense applications in laser radar and optical communications. As these system concepts mature, the need for reliable screening, test, ...

Verghese, Simon

331

Apparent Neutron Emissions from Polyethylene Capsules during Neutron Activation and Delayed Neutron Counting  

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At Imperial College uranium is determined at very low levels in environmental samples by delayed neutron counting. High density polyethylene capsules are used ... transfer system, from the reactor, to the neutron

R. Benzing; N. M. Baghini; B. A. Bennett…

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward whole-body optical imaging of rats using single-photon counting fluorescence tomography  

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We used single-photon counting (SPC) detection for diffuse fluorescence tomography to image nanomolar (nM) concentrations of reporter dyes through a rat. Detailed phantom data are...

Leblond, Frederic; Tichauer, Kenneth M; Holt, Robert W; El-Ghussein, Fadi; Pogue, Brian W

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Automated counting of cell bodies using Nissl stained cross-sectional images  

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Cell count is an important metric in neurological research. The loss in numbers of certain cells like neurons has been found to accompany not only the deterioration of important brain functions but disorders like clinical depression as well. Since...

D'Souza, Aswin Cletus

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated counting of cell bodies using Nissl stained cross-sectional images  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cell count is an important metric in neurological research. The loss in numbers of certain cells like neurons has been found to accompany not only the deterioration of important brain functions but disorders like clinical depression as well. Since...

D'Souza, Aswin Cletus

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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RTO heat recovery system decreases production costs and provides payback  

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Application of a heat recovery system to an existing regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) was considered, tested, and selected for decreasing production costs at a pressure sensitive tape manufacturing facility. Heat recovery systems on RTO's are less common than those on other thermal oxidizers (e.g., recuperative) because RTO's, by the nature of the technology, usually provide high thermal efficiencies (without the application of external heat recovery systems). In this case, the production processes were integrated with the emission controls by applying an external heat recovery system and by optimizing the design and operation of the existing drying and cure ovens, RTO system, and ductwork collection system. Integration of these systems provides an estimated annual production cost savings of over $400,000 and a simplified capital investment payback of less than 2 years, excluding possible savings from improved dryer operations. These additional process benefits include more consistent and simplified control of seasonal dryer performance and possibly production throughput increases. The production costs savings are realized by substituting excess RTO heat for a portion of the infrared (IR) electrical heat input to the dryers/ovens. This will be accomplished by preheating the supply air to the oven zones with the excess RTO heat (i.e., heat at the RTO exceeding auto-thermal conditions). Several technologies, including direct air-to-air, indirect air-to-air, hot oil-to-air, waste heat boiler (steam-to-air) were evaluated for transferring the excess RTO heat (hot gas) to the ovens. A waste heat boiler was selected to transfer the excess RTO heat to the ovens because this technology provided the most economical, reliable, and feasible operation. Full-scale production test trials on the coating lines were performed and confirmed the IR electrical costs could be reduced up to 70%.

Lundquist, P.R.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biases on cosmological parameter estimators from galaxy cluster number counts  

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Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) surveys are promising probes of cosmology - in particular for Dark Energy (DE) -, given their ability to find distant clusters and provide estimates for their mass. However, current SZ catalogs contain tens to hundreds of objects and maximum likelihood estimators may present biases for such sample sizes. In this work we use the Monte Carlo approach to determine the presence of bias on cosmological parameter estimators from cluster abundance as a function of the area and depth of the survey, and the number of cosmological parameters fitted. Assuming perfect knowledge of mass and redshift some estimators have non-negligible biases. For example, the bias of $\\sigma_8$ corresponds to about $40%$ of its statistical error bar when fitted together with $\\Omega_c$ and $w_0$. Including a SZ mass-observable relation decreases the relevance of the bias, for the typical sizes of current surveys. The biases become negligible when combining the SZ data with other cosmological probes. However, we show that the biases from SZ estimators do not go away with increasing sample sizes and they may become the dominant source of error for an all sky survey at the South Pole Telescope (SPT) sensitivity. The results of this work validate the use of the current maximum likelihood methods for present SZ surveys, but highlight the need for further studies for upcoming experiments. [abridged

M. Penna-Lima; M. Makler; C. A. Wuensche

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic ray neutron background reduction using localized coincidence veto neutron counting  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to both the apparatus and method for increasing the sensitivity of measuring the amount of radioactive material in waste by reducing the interference caused by cosmic ray generated neutrons. The apparatus includes: (a) a plurality of neutron detectors, each of the detectors including means for generating a pulse in response to the detection of a neutron; and (b) means, coupled to each of the neutrons detectors, for counting only some of the pulses from each of the detectors, whether cosmic ray or fission generated. The means for counting includes a means that, after counting one of the pulses, vetos the counting of additional pulses for a prescribed period of time. The prescribed period of time is between 50 and 200 .mu.s. In the preferred embodiment the prescribed period of time is 128 .mu.s. The veto means can be an electronic circuit which includes a leading edge pulse generator which passes a pulse but blocks any subsequent pulse for a period of between 50 and 200 .mu.s. Alternately, the veto means is a software program which includes means for tagging each of the pulses from each of the detectors for both time and position, means for counting one of the pulses from a particular position, and means for rejecting those of the pulses which originate from the particular position and in a time interval on the order of the neutron die-away time in polyethylene or other shield material. The neutron detectors are grouped in pods, preferably at least 10. The apparatus also includes means for vetoing the counting of coincidence pulses from all of the detectors included in each of the pods which are adjacent to the pod which includes the detector which produced the pulse which was counted.

Menlove, Howard O. (Los Alamos, NM); Bourret, Steven C. (Los Alamos, NM); Krick, Merlyn S. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - amyloidogenic peptides decrease Sample...  

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peptides decrease Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: amyloidogenic peptides decrease Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Amyloid Aggregation...

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This Week In Petroleum Printer-Friendly Version  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

7, 2010 (Next Release on March 24, 2010) Oil Rig Counts Increase Baker Hughes reported that the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States has recovered since the low...

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Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

levels 22.2% below year-ago levels and 25.5% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased by 1 to 1,875 active units this week. Natural gas rigs remained...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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26, unchanged from the previous week. The oil rig count increased by 6 units to 1,401 rotary rigs. The weekly average natural gas plant liquids composite price (covering July...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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levels 22.5% below year-ago levels and 16.6% below the 5-year average. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 356 as of January 24, which represents a decline of 9 rigs from...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

below year-ago levels, and 1.2% below the 5-year average. The Baker Hughes natural gas rotary rig count totaled 349 active units as of Friday, June 21, a decline of 4 rigs from...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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levels 48.9% below year-ago levels and 46.2% below the 5-year average. The natural gas rotary rig count totaled 345 as of March 7. This represents an increase of 10 rigs from...

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EIA Energy Information Administration  

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week to end at 28.30 or 4.88 per MMBtu. For the week ended April 27, the Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count for the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

below year-ago levels and 21.7% below the 5-year average for this week. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased by 12 to 1,883 active units this week. Natural gas rigs...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

year-ago levels and 20.3% below the five-year average for this week. The Baker Hughes rotary rig count increased by 6 to 1,889 active units this week. Natural gas rigs...

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EIA Energy Information Administration  

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for higher consumer prices in the upcoming winter. Other Market Trends: The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count of the number of drilling rigs actively exploring for or developing oil...

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Natural Gas Weekly Update  

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The Boston forum is open to the public. Additional information is available at http:www.energy.govnews3197.htm. Natural Gas Rig Count: The number of rigs drilling for natural...

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Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding Opportunities Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Contact Information Basic Energy Sciences U.S. Department of Energy SC-22/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: sc.bes@science.doe.gov More Information » June 2013 Don't Count Your Ions Before They Dissociate Ionic liquids found to behave differently than expected. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of J. N. Israelachvili Cartoon depicting how the ionic liquid molecules arrange in electrically charged interfaces (not to scale). The green shading represents the 99.98%

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,"U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)"  

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Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)" Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description","# Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Depleted Fields Capacity (Count)",1,"Annual",2012 ,"Release Date:","12/12/2013" ,"Next Release Date:","1/7/2014" ,"Excel File Name:","na1391_nus_8a.xls" ,"Available from Web Page:","http://tonto.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1391_nus_8a.htm" ,"Source:","Energy Information Administration" ,"For Help, Contact:","infoctr@eia.doe.gov" ,,"(202) 586-8800",,,"12/12/2013 5:43:06 PM"

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,"U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)"  

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Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)" Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description","# Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","U.S. Natural Gas Number of Underground Storage Salt Caverns Capacity (Count)",1,"Annual",2012 ,"Release Date:","12/12/2013" ,"Next Release Date:","1/7/2014" ,"Excel File Name:","na1393_nus_8a.xls" ,"Available from Web Page:","http://tonto.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1393_nus_8a.htm" ,"Source:","Energy Information Administration" ,"For Help, Contact:","infoctr@eia.doe.gov" ,,"(202) 586-8800",,,"12/12/2013 5:43:34 PM"

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights | Department of  

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights July 20, 2010 - 1:53pm Addthis Installed next to an original streetlight, a new LED unit (right) emits a whiter light in addition to saving energy. | Photo courtesy of the city of Altoona, Pa. That's why their first priority after receiving a $205,700 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) was to replace 169 downtown streetlights with energy-efficient LED units. Funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the project also gives Altoona a much brighter appearance when the sun goes down.The city of Altoona, Pa. can trace 85 percent of its energy costs back to one area: lights. "Downtown sure looks different with all of that white LED light," says Lee

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights | Department of  

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Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights Saving Energy in Altoona Where it Counts: City Lights July 20, 2010 - 1:53pm Addthis Installed next to an original streetlight, a new LED unit (right) emits a whiter light in addition to saving energy. | Photo courtesy of the city of Altoona, Pa. That's why their first priority after receiving a $205,700 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) was to replace 169 downtown streetlights with energy-efficient LED units. Funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the project also gives Altoona a much brighter appearance when the sun goes down.The city of Altoona, Pa. can trace 85 percent of its energy costs back to one area: lights. "Downtown sure looks different with all of that white LED light," says Lee

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New detector array improves neutron count capability at HFIR's Bio-SANS |  

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Bio-SANS neutron count capability improves Bio-SANS neutron count capability improves New detector array improves neutron count capability at HFIR's Bio-SANS Agatha Bardoel - June 29, 2012 Bio-SANS team that worked on installation of the new detector system. Front row, left to right: Doug Selby, Steve Hicks, Shuo Qian, Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Kathy Bailey, Amy Black Jones, and Derrick Williams. Back row, left to right: Ed Blackburn, John Palatinus, William Brad O'Dell, Mike Humphreys, Justin Beal, Ken Littrell, Greg Jones, Kevin Berry, Volker Urban, Randy Summers, and Ron Maples. Bio-SANS, the Biological Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument at HFIR recently had a detector upgrade that will provide significantly improved performance that is more in line with the instrument's capability. Shorter experiment times are expected, which means more experiments can be

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Effect of human-biometric sensor interaction on fingerprint matching performance, image quality and minutiae count  

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This study investigated the effect of force levels (3, 5, 7, 9 and 11N) on fingerprint matching performance, image quality scores and minutiae count between optical and capacitance sensors. Three images were collected from the right index fingers of 75 participants for each sensing technology. Descriptive statistics analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric tests were conducted to assess significant differences in minutiae counts and image quality scores, by force level. The results reveal a significant difference in image quality score by force level and sensor technology in contrast to minutiae count for the capacitance sensor. The image quality score is one of the many factors that influence the system matching performance, yet the removal of low quality images does not improve the system performance at each force level. Further research is needed to identify other manipulatable factors to improve the interaction between a user and device and the subsequent matching performance.

Eric P. Kukula; Christine R. Blomeke; Shimon K. Modi; Stephen J. Elliott

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's  

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The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of $% 2.8\\cdot 10^{-5}$ per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of -60C. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 kilometers.

Stucki, D; Stefanov, A; Zbinden, H; Rarity, J G; Wall, T; Stucki, Damien; Ribordy, Gr\\'{e}goire; Stefanov, Andr\\'{e}; Zbinden, Hugo; Rarity, John G.; Wall, Tom

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon counting for quantum key distribution with Peltier cooled InGaAs/InP APD's  

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The performance of three types of InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes is investigated for photon counting at 1550 nm in the temperature range of thermoelectric cooling. The best one yields a dark count probability of $% 2.8\\cdot 10^{-5}$ per gate (2.4 ns) at a detection efficiency of 10% and a temperature of -60C. The afterpulse probability and the timing jitter are also studied. The results obtained are compared with those of other papers and applied to the simulation of a quantum key distribution system. An error rate of 10% would be obtained after 54 kilometers.

Damien Stucki; Grégoire Ribordy; André Stefanov; Hugo Zbinden; John G. Rarity; Tom Wall

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for temperature correction and expanded count rate of inorganic scintillation detectors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention includes an apparatus and corresponding method for temperature correction and count rate expansion of inorganic scintillation detectors. A temperature sensor is attached to an inorganic scintillation detector. The inorganic scintillation detector, due to interaction with incident radiation, creates light pulse signals. A photoreceiver processes the light pulse signals to current signals. Temperature correction circuitry that uses a fast light component signal, a slow light component signal, and the temperature signal from the temperature sensor to corrected an inorganic scintillation detector signal output and expanded the count rate.

Ianakiev, Kiril D. (Los Alamos, NM); Hsue, Sin Tao (Santa Fe, NM); Browne, Michael C. (Los Alamos, NM); Audia, Jeffrey M. (Abiquiu, NM)

2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting Individual Ca41 Atoms with a Magneto-Optical Trap  

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Atom trap trace analysis, a novel method based upon laser trapping and cooling, is used to count individual atoms of Ca41 present in biomedical samples with isotopic abundance levels between 10-8 and 10-10. The method is calibrated against resonance ionization mass spectrometry, demonstrating good agreement between the two methods. The present system has a counting efficiency of 2×10-7. Within 1 h of observation time, its 3-? detection limit on the isotopic abundance of Ca41 reaches 4.5×10-10.

I. D. Moore; K. Bailey; J. Greene; Z.-T. Lu; P. Müller; T. P. O’Connor; Ch. Geppert; K. D. A. Wendt; L. Young

2004-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Onefold photoelectron-counting statistics for non-Gaussian light: scattering from an arbitrary number of weak scatterers  

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The onefold photoelectron-counting statistics (e.g., probability distribution and moments) are obtained when the physical system under study contains an arbitrary number of...

Barakat, Richard

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High counting rates of x-ray photon detection using APD detectors on synchrotron machines  

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In this work we show the results of 10 x 10 mm{sup 2} Si-APD detector's test with guard ring detecting x-rays. The result of mapping surface is also exhibited. We show and discuss the difficulty of single photon detection in high counting rate experiments in synchrotrons machines.

Kakuno, E. M.; Giacomolli, B. A.; Scorzato, C. R. [Universidade Federal do Pampa - UNIPAMPA-Bage, 96413-170 (Brazil); Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron - LNLS, 13086-100 (Brazil)

2012-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A Specific Multi-channel Photon-Counting Unit for Air-Pollution Measurement  

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A Specific Multi-channel Photon-Counting Unit for Air-Pollution Measurement Papageorgas P.1.g. confocal microscopy), air pollution optical measurements, laser sounding of the atmosphere for the in situ quantitative monitoring of up to five air pollutants simultaneously and one calibration channel

Athens, University of

364

A Study of Expected Loss Rates in the Counting of Particles from Pulsed Sources  

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...research-article A Study of Expected Loss Rates in the Counting of Particles...Westcott The use in nuclear physics of accelerators giving a pulsed...some calculations on the loss rates to be expected. It is desirable...following the detailed analysis may pass directly from the end of section...

1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMART OCEANS BC Media Backgrounder From sensors to decisions when seconds count  

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SMART OCEANS BC ­ Media Backgrounder From sensors to decisions ­ when seconds count Introduction Oceans 2.0 and high speed, real-time analytics to monitor the #12;hundreds of sensors. Funding for Smart to develop fast event detection and enable a mobile Oceans 2.0 for use in geographically remote sensor

Pedersen, Tom

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS  

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS INVOLVING > NASTRAN/ANSYS > MATLAb > LabVIEW #12;DO YOU REQUIRE A CANDIDATE IN A SPECIALIZED FIELD? DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF YOUR PROJECT, YOU CAN CHOOSE A CANDIDATE SPECIALIZING IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

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14 MHz rate photon counting with room temperature InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes  

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14 MHz rate photon counting with room temperature InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes PAUL L. VOSS based on InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes for use at 1.55 mm wavelength. Operation at room temperature at the above wavelengths for conventional high light-level measurements with PIN or ava- lanche photodiodes

Köprülü, Kahraman Güçlü

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Modeling the Dependence of Tropical Storm Counts in the North Atlantic Basin on Climate Indices  

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The authors analyze and model time series of annual counts of tropical storms lasting more than 2 days in the North Atlantic basin and U.S. landfalling tropical storms over the period 1878–2008 in relation to different climate indices. The ...

Gabriele Villarini; Gabriel A. Vecchi; James A. Smith

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for Whole Body Counting  

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This report describes the April 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for whole body counting. The source used for the calibration was a NIST traceable BOMAB manufactured by DOE as INL2006 BOMAB containing Eu-154, Eu-155, Eu-152, Sb-125 and Y-88 with energies from 27 keV to 1836 keV with a reference date of 11/29/2006. The actual usable energy range was 86.5 keV to 1597 keV on 4/21/2011. The BOMAB was constructed inside the Accuscan II counting 'tub' in the order of legs, thighs, abdomen, thorax/arms, neck, and head. Each piece was taped to the backwall of the counter. The arms were taped to the thorax. The phantom was constructed between the v-ridges on the backwall of the Accuscan II counter. The energy and efficiency calibrations were performed using the INL2006 BOMAB. The calibrations were performed with the detectors in the scanning mode. This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for whole body counting and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

Orval R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibration of the Accuscan II IN Vivo System for High Energy Lung Counting  

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This report describes the April 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for high energy lung counting. The source used for the calibration was a NIST traceable lung set manufactured at the University of Cincinnati UCLL43AMEU & UCSL43AMEU containing Am-241 and Eu-152 with energies from 26 keV to 1408 keV. The lung set was used in conjunction with a Realistic Torso phantom. The phantom was placed on the RMC II counting table (with pins removed) between the v-ridges on the backwall of the Accuscan II counter. The top of the detector housing was positioned perpendicular to the junction of the phantom clavicle with the sternum. This position places the approximate center line of the detector housing with the center of the lungs. The energy and efficiency calibrations were performed using a Realistic Torso phantom (Appendix I) and the University of Cincinnati lung set. This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for high energy lung counting and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

Ovard R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NATURAL RADIONUCLIDES MEASUREMENTS IN DRINKING WATER BY LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTING. METHODS AND RESULTS  

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to dose evaluation, namely gross alpha and beta activity, uranium and radium isotopes content. For tritium activity and uranium isotope concentration have been measured. A Quantulus-Wallac scintillation counter hasNATURAL RADIONUCLIDES MEASUREMENTS IN DRINKING WATER BY LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTING. METHODS

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The Challenges of Getting To Mars: Launching Curiosity Status check to proceed with terminal count.  

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count. Atlas systems, propulsion. Go! Hydraulics. Go! Pneumatics. Go! LO2. Go! Water. Go! Centaur! Facility. Go! RFFTS. Go! Flight control. Go! Instrumentation. Go! Comm. Go! VCQ. Go! Umbilicals. Go! UCS that we're using, the Atlas 5-541. This is the first flight of a 541 launch vehicle. What we do is we

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The New York Times > Opinion > Making Votes Count: Playing With the Election Rules September 30, 2004  

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by small manipulations of the rules. This year in Ohio and Colorado, two key battlegrounds, the secretaries. There is no reason to do that. This rule could void many votes. There will be a flood of first-time voters this year Count: Playing With the Election Rules the rule in court. In Colorado, Secretary of State Donetta

Rivest, Ronald L.

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Online Speed Scaling Based on Active Job Count to Minimize Flow plus Energy  

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Online Speed Scaling Based on Active Job Count to Minimize Flow plus Energy Tak-Wah Lam Lap-Kei Lee research on online job scheduling has gradually taken speed scaling and energy usage into consideration algorithms that aim at minimizing the total flow time plus energy usage. The results are divided into two

Wong, Prudence W.H.

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS  

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS ·Integrationofbiomedicaltechnologiesinhospitalsettings KEY TOOLS MASTERED: > C/C++ > LabVIEW > MATLAB > AutoCAD(BiomedicalEngineeringconcentrationinMechanicalEngineering) > PSPICE(BiomedicalEngineeringconcentrationinMechanicalEngineering) #12;DO YOU REQUIRE A CANDIDATE

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

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In vitro testing of blast transformation, immune rosette formation, and IF-detectable IgG-positive cell counts indicated a 40-50 p. 100 decrease of immunological responsiveness  

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highlands or in dry, hot areas provided that management is good. In hot, humid areas, European-type cattleIn vitro testing of blast transformation, immune rosette formation, and IF-detectable Ig of GSH-Px types revealed that they are controlled by a pair of autosomal genes, the genes for GSH-Px high

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Effects of elevated CO2 , nitrogen deposition, and decreased species diversity on foliar fungal plant disease  

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. Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, elevated carbon dioxide, nitrogen enrichment, parasites, plant pathogensEffects of elevated CO2 , nitrogen deposition, and decreased species diversity on foliar fungal Three components of global change, elevated CO2 , nitrogen addition, and decreased plant species

Crews, Stephen

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Investigation of energy weighting using an energy discriminating photon counting detector for breast CT  

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Purpose: Breast CT is an emerging imaging technique that can portray the breast in 3D and improve visualization of important diagnostic features. Early clinical studies have suggested that breast CT has sufficient spatial and contrast resolution for accurate detection of masses and microcalcifications in the breast, reducing structural overlap that is often a limiting factor in reading mammographic images. For a number of reasons, image quality in breast CT may be improved by use of an energy resolving photon counting detector. In this study, the authors investigate the improvements in image quality obtained when using energy weighting with an energy resolving photon counting detector as compared to that with a conventional energy integrating detector.Methods: Using computer simulation, realistic CT images of multiple breast phantoms were generated. The simulation modeled a prototype breast CT system using an amorphous silicon (a-Si), CsI based energy integrating detector with different x-ray spectra, and a hypothetical, ideal CZT based photon counting detector with capability of energy discrimination. Three biological signals of interest were modeled as spherical lesions and inserted into breast phantoms; hydroxyapatite (HA) to represent microcalcification, infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC), and iodine enhanced infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IIDC). Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of these three lesions was measured from the CT reconstructions. In addition, a psychophysical study was conducted to evaluate observer performance in detecting microcalcifications embedded into a realistic anthropomorphic breast phantom.Results: In the energy range tested, improvements in SNR with a photon counting detector using energy weighting was higher (than the energy integrating detector method) by 30%–63% and 4%–34%, for HA and IDC lesions and 12%–30% (with Al filtration) and 32%–38% (with Ce filtration) for the IIDC lesion, respectively. The average area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) for detection of microcalcifications was higher by greater than 19% (for the different energy weighting methods tested) as compared to the AUC obtained with an energy integrating detector.Conclusions: This study showed that breast CT with a CZT photon counting detector using energy weighting can provide improvements in pixel SNR, and detectability of microcalcifications as compared to that with a conventional energy integrating detector. Since a number of degrading physical factors were not modeled into the photon counting detector, this improvement should be considered as an upper bound on achievable performance.

Kalluri, Kesava S. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States); Mahd, Mufeed [Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)] [Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States); Glick, Stephen J. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

379

The hybrid SZ power spectrum: Combining cluster counts and SZ fluctuations to probe gas physics  

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Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect from a cosmological distribution of clusters carry information on the underlying cosmology as well as the cluster gas physics. In order to study either cosmology or clusters one needs to break the degeneracies between the two. We present a toy model showing how complementary informations from SZ power spectrum and the SZ flux counts, both obtained from upcoming SZ cluster surveys, can be used to mitigate the strong cosmological influence (especially that of sigma_8) on the SZ fluctuations. Once the strong dependence of the cluster SZ power spectrum on sigma_8 is diluted, the cluster power spectrum can be used as a tool in studying cluster gas structure and evolution. The method relies on the ability to write the Poisson contribution to the SZ power spectrum in terms the observed SZ flux counts. We test the toy model by applying the idea to simulations of SZ surveys.

J. M. Diego; Subhabrata Majumdar

2004-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

380

Characteristic Count Rate Profiles for a Rotating Modulator Gamma-Ray Imager  

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Rotating modulation is a technique for indirect imaging in the hard x-ray and soft gamma-ray energy bands, which may offer an advantage over coded aperture imaging at high energies. A rotating modulator (RM) consists of a single mask of co-planar parallel slats typically spaced equidistance apart, suspended above an array of circular non-imaging detectors. The mask rotates, temporally modulating the transmitted image of the object scene. The measured count rate profiles of each detector are folded modulo the mask rotational period, and the object scene is reconstructed using pre-determined characteristic modulation profiles. The use of Monte Carlo simulation to derive the characteristic count rate profiles is accurate but computationally expensive; an analytic approach is preferred for its speed of computation. We present both the standard and a new advanced characteristic formula describing the modulation pattern of the RM; the latter is a more robust description of the instrument response developed as part ...

Budden, Brent S; Case, Gary L; Cherry, Michael L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Self-calibration of cluster dark energy studies: Counts in cells  

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Cluster number counts can constrain the properties of dark energy if and only if the evolution in the relationship between observable quantities and the cluster mass can be calibrated. Next generation surveys with ?104 clusters will have sufficient statistics to enable some degree of self-calibration. The excess variance of counts due to the clustering of clusters provides such an opportunity and can be measured from the survey without additional observational cost. It can minimize the degradation in dark energy constraints due to an unknown power-law evolution in the mass-observable relation improving constraints on the dark energy equation of state by a factor of 2 or more to ?(w)=0.06 for a deep 4000 deg2 survey.

Marcos Lima and Wayne Hu

2004-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

382

Powered by NERSC, A Database of Billions of Genes and Counting!  

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Powered by NERSC, a Powered by NERSC, a Database of Billions of Genes and Counting! Powered by NERSC, a Database of Billions of Genes and Counting! With More than a Billion Microbial genes, IMG/M Breaks a Record January 26, 2012 | Tags: Joint Genome Institute Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 495 2402 IMG/M team celebrates the recording of 1 billionth gene. Microbes are microscopic organisms that live in every nook and cranny of our planet. Without them, plants wouldn't grow, garbage wouldn't decay, humans wouldn't digest food, and there would literally be no life on Earth, or at least as we know it. By examining the genetic makeup of these "bugs," scientists hope to understand how they work, and how they can be used to solve a variety of important problems like identifying new

383

Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration  

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Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Title Side-by-Side Comparison of Particle Count and Mass Concentration Measurements in a Residence Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2011 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., and Federico Noris Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Particulate matter (PM) is a contaminant of concern in many indoor environments, including residential and commercial buildings. Health guidelines for exposure to particles are in units of mass concentrations. Relative to time-integrated mass measurements collected on filters, real-time particle counters are less time-consuming to operate. Studies found reasonable correlation between these two measurement techniques, but agreement may vary in different sampling environments, and depends on the instruments used. We performed a side-by-side comparison of particle counts and mass concentrations estimated by three types of real-time instruments: MetOne BT-637 optical particle counter (OPC), TSI DustTrak aerosol monitor, and TSI aerodynamic particle sizer (APS) spectrometer. In addition to these real-time instruments, time-integrated particle mass was also collected using PM2.5 and PM10 Personal Environmental Monitors (PEMs) manufactured by SKC. Sampling was conducted for two consecutive days in an occupied single-family house in Berkeley, California. Concentration profiles had similar trends, with DustTraks reporting higher particle mass concentrations, partially explained by the density value assumed in the calibration. We made assumptions for particle size and density to calculate the PM2.5 and PM10 mass concentrations for the MetOne and APS, and compared with the filter-based measurements. Despite uncertainties and assumptions, there was generally good agreement for the different methods.

384

Counts-in-Cylinders in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with Comparisons to N-Body  

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Environmental statistics provide a necessary means of comparing the properties of galaxies in different environments and a vital test of models of galaxy formation within the prevailing, hierarchical cosmological model. We explore counts-in-cylinders, a common statistic defined as the number of companions of a particular galaxy found within a given projected radius and redshift interval. Galaxy distributions with the same two-point correlation functions do not necessarily have the same companion count distributions. We use this statistic to examine the environments of galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 4. We also make preliminary comparisons to four models for the spatial distributions of galaxies, based on N-body simulations, and data from SDSS DR4 to study the utility of the counts-in-cylinders statistic. There is a very large scatter between the number of companions a galaxy has and the mass of its parent dark matter halo and the halo occupation, limiting the utility of this statistic for certain kinds of environmental studies. We also show that prevalent, empirical models of galaxy clustering that match observed two- and three-point clustering statistics well fail to reproduce some aspects of the observed distribution of counts-in-cylinders on 1, 3 and 6-h{sup -1}Mpc scales. All models that we explore underpredict the fraction of galaxies with few or no companions in 3 and 6-h{sup -1} Mpc cylinders. Roughly 7% of galaxies in the real universe are significantly more isolated within a 6 h{sup -1} Mpc cylinder than the galaxies in any of the models we use. Simple, phenomenological models that map galaxies to dark matter halos fail to reproduce high-order clustering statistics in low-density environments.

Berrier, Heather D.; Barton, Elizabeth J.; /UC, Irvine; Berrier, Joel C.; /Arkansas U.; Bullock, James S.; /UC, Irvine; Zentner, Andrew R.; /Pittsburgh U.; Wechsler, Risa H. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

385

Natural Gas - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S. Energy  

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23, 2012 | Release Date: May 24, 23, 2012 | Release Date: May 24, 2012 | Next Release: May 31, 2012 Previous Issues Week: 01/19/2014 (View Archive) JUMP TO: In The News | Overview | Prices/Demand/Supply | Storage In the News: Natural Gas Rig Count Briefly Drops Below 600. The natural gas rotary rig count, as reported by Baker Hughes Incorporated, rose by 2 this week to 600, after falling to a 10-year low of 598 last week. After increasing modestly to 936 active rigs in the fall of 2011, the natural gas rig count has dropped sharply. The oil rig count, currently at 1,382, has generally risen steadily since 2009, largely in response to increasing crude oil prices. Natural gas rigs are currently down about 31 percent from their level at the same time last year, while oil rigs have risen by 45 percent over the

386

Number Counts of GALEX Sources in FUV (1530A) and NUV (2310A) Bands  

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Number Counts of galaxies in two GALEX bands (FUV: 1530A and NUV: 2310A, both in AB magnitudes) are reported. They provide for the first time in the literature homogeneously calibrated number counts of UV galaxies covering continuously a very wide range of UV magnitude (14 -- 23.8). Both the FUV and NUV counts are inconsistent with a non-evolution model, while they are in good agreement with evolution models (essentially luminosity evolution) derived from the high-z UV luminosity functions of Arnouts et al. (2004). It is found that the contribution from galaxies detected by GALEX to the UV background is 0.68+-0.10 nW m-2 sr-1 at 1530A and 0.99+-0.15 nW m-2 sr-1 at 2310A. These are 66+-9% and 44+-6% of the total contributions of galaxies to the the UV background at 1530A, respectively, as estimated using the evolution models. ...

C. Kevin Xu; Jose Donas; Stephane Arnouts; Ted K. Wyder; Mark Seibert; Jorge Iglesias-Paramo; Jeremy Blaizot; Todd Small; Bruno Milliard; David Schiminovich; D. Christopher Martin; Tom A. Barlow; Luciana Bianchi; Yong-Ik Byun; Karl Forster; Peter G. Friedman; Timothy M. Heckman; Patrick N. Jelinsky; Young-Wook Lee; Barry F. Madore; Roger F. Malina; Patrick Morrissey; Susan G. Neff; R. Michael Rich

2004-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

387

Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for I-125 Thyroid Counting  

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This report describes the March 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for I-125 thyroid counting. The source used for the calibration was a DOE manufactured Am-241/Eu-152 source contained in a 22 ml vial BEA Am-241/Eu-152 RMC II-1 with energies from 26 keV to 344 keV. The center of the detector housing was positioned 64 inches from the vault floor. This position places the approximate center line of the detector housing at the center line of the source in the phantom thyroid tube. The energy and efficiency calibration were performed using an RMC II phantom (Appendix J). Performance testing was conducted using source BEA Am-241/Eu-152 RMC II-1 and Validation testing was performed using an I-125 source in a 30 ml vial (I-125 BEA Thyroid 002) and an ANSI N44.3 phantom (Appendix I). This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibration including performance verification and validation counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for counting the thyroid for I-125 and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

Ovard R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Calibration of the Accuscan II In Vivo System for I-131 Thyroid Counting  

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This report describes the March 2011 calibration of the Accuscan II HpGe In Vivo system for I-131 thyroid counting. The source used for the calibration was an Analytics mixed gamma source 82834-121 distributed in an epoxy matrix in a Wheaton Liquid Scintillation Vial with energies from 88.0 keV to 1836.1 keV. The center of the detectors was position 64-feet from the vault floor. This position places the approximate center line of the detectors at the center line of the source in the thyroid tube. The calibration was performed using an RMC II phantom (Appendix J). Validation testing was performed using a Ba-133 source and an ANSI N44.3 Phantom (Appendix I). This report includes an overview introduction and records for the energy/FWHM and efficiency calibrations including verification counting. The Accuscan II system was successfully calibrated for counting the thyroid for I-131 and verified in accordance with ANSI/HPS N13.30-1996 criteria.

Orval R. Perry; David L. Georgeson

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Investigating the influence of a Forbush decrease on the detected flux of high-energy muons  

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The effect of Forbush decreases was studied for a flux of high-energy muons with a threshold of 220 GeV detected...

M. G. Kostyuk; V. B. Petkov; A. V. Belov…

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

The Cognitive Cost of Anticholinergic Burden: Decreased Response to Cognitive Training in Schizophrenia  

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Article The Cognitive Cost of AnticholinergicDecreased Response to Cognitive Training in Schizophreniaactivity and baseline cognitive performance and response to

Vinogradov, Sophia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

E-Print Network 3.0 - acids decreases fibrinolysis Sample Search...  

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29 Decision trees for the severity and recurrence of acute splenic sequestration in sickle cell disease Summary: episode as a slight increase in spleen size with a decrease...

392

E-Print Network 3.0 - acute hyperinsulinemia decreases Sample...  

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and Ecology 37 Fatty Acid Signaling in the Hypothalamus and the Neural Control of Insulin Secretion Summary: of lipids decreased sympathetic nervous system activity and led to...

393

E-Print Network 3.0 - activity decreased cyclic Sample Search...  

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Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: activity decreased cyclic Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 75: 147157, 2002. 2002...

394

Patents, R&D and lag effects: evidence from flexible methods for count panel data on manufacturing firms  

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This paper investigates the relationship between patents and research and development expenditures using new longitudinal patent data at the firm level for the U. ... also develops a new class of count panel data

Shiferaw Gurmu; Fidel Pérez-Sebastián

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

A comparison of gastrointestinal nematode egg counts, larval cultures, larval identifications and their correlation with adult worms found in calves  

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A CONPAHISON QF GASTROINTESTINAL NEJATODE FtiG COUIfTSp LARVAL CULTURES, LARVAL IDENTIFICATIONS AaiD THEIR CORREIJiTION TlITH ADULT VIORL5 FOUND IN CALVES A thea s Luis Villasenor L, ichel Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas Mc... for their valuable counsel in the preparation of this manuscript. TAKE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Page REVIEV OF LITERATURE . ~ - ~ ~ - ~ - - - - ~ ~ ~ ~ 3 Egg Counting Procedures Egg identification Factors altering egg counts Variations in nematode egg...

Villasenor Michel, Luis

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

The impact of main belt asteroids on infrared--submillimetre photometry and source counts  

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> Among the components of the infrared and submillimetre sky background, the closest layer is the thermal emission of dust particles and minor bodies in the Solar System. This contribution is especially important for current and future infrared and submillimetre space instruments --like those of Spitzer, Akari and Herschel -- and must be characterised by a reliable statistical model. > We describe the impact of the thermal emission of main belt asteroids on the 5...1000um photometry and source counts, for the current and future spaceborne and ground-based instruments, in general, as well as for specific dates and sky positions. > We used the statistical asteroid model (SAM) to calculate the positions of main belt asteroids down to a size of 1km, and calculated their infrared and submillimetre brightness using the standard thermal model. Fluctuation powers, confusion noise values and number counts were derived from the fluxes of individual asteroids. > We have constructed a large database of infrared and submillimetre fluxes for SAM asteroids with a temporal resolution of 5 days, covering the time span January 1, 2000 -- December 31, 2012. Asteroid fluctuation powers and number counts derived from this database can be obtained for a specific observation setup via our public web-interface. > Current space instruments working in the mid-infrared regime (Akari and Spitzer Space Telescopes) are affected by asteroid confusion noise in some specific areas of the sky, while the photometry of space infrared and submillimetre instruments in the near future (e.g. Herschel and Planck Space Observatories) will not be affected by asteroids. Faint main belt asteroids might also be responsible for most of the zodiacal emission fluctuations near the ecliptic.

Cs. Kiss; A. Pal; Th. G. Mueller; P. Abraham

2007-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

397

A system for the determination of uranium in meteorites by delayed -neutron counting  

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by Becquerel during his search for the newly discovered "x-rays" (found by Roentgen in 1895) in a variety of phosphorescent minerals. In his pro- cedure Becquerel exposed the minerals to light, wrapped them in black paper to exc!ude all additional light... tivity. 16. F[RHE 2, Side (I) and Top (II) Views of Counting Assenhly 17. Aluminum was chosen as the detector cathode material because of its lower neutron cross section as compared to the other avails'nle material which was brass (Al: 0. 23 b; Cu...

Riley, John Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

398

Effects, determination, and correction of count rate nonlinearity in multi-channel analog electron detectors  

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Detector counting rate nonlinearity, though a known problem, is commonly ignored in the analysis of angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy where modern multichannel electron detection schemes using analog intensity scales are used. We focus on a nearly ubiquitous “inverse saturation” nonlinearity that makes the spectra falsely sharp and beautiful. These artificially enhanced spectra limit accurate quantitative analysis of the data, leading to mistaken spectral weights, Fermi energies, and peak widths. We present a method to rapidly detect and correct for this nonlinearity. This algorithm could be applicable for a wide range of nonlinear systems, beyond photoemission spectroscopy.

Reber, T. J.; Plumb, N. C.; Waugh, J. A.; Dessau, D. S. [Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

399

The number counts and infrared backgrounds from infrared-bright galaxies  

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Extragalactic number counts and diffuse backgrounds at 25, 60, and 100 microns are predicted using new luminosity functions and improved spectral-energy distribution density functions derived from IRAS observations of nearby galaxies. Galaxies at redshifts z less than 3 that are like those in the local universe should produce a minimum diffuse background of 0.0085, 0.038, and 0.13 MJy/sr at 25, 60, and 100 microns, respectively. Models with significant luminosity evolution predict backgrounds about a factor of 4 greater than this minimum. 22 refs.

Hacking, P.B.; Soifer, B.T. (JPL, Pasadena, CA (USA) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (USA))

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Detection of coherent superpositions of phase states by full counting statistics in a Bose Josephson junction  

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We study a Bose Josephson junction realized with a double-well potential. We propose a strategy to observe the coherent superpositions of phase states occurring during the time evolution after a sudden rise of the barrier separating the two wells. We show that their phase content can be obtained by the full counting statistics of the spin-boson operators characterizing the junction, which could be mapped out by repeated measurements of the population imbalance after rotation of the state. This measurement can distinguish between coherent superpositions and incoherent mixtures, and can be used for a two-dimensional tomographic reconstruction of the phase content of the state.

Ferrini, G.; Minguzzi, A.; Hekking, F. W. J. [Laboratoire de Physique et Modelisation des Milieux Condenses, Universite Joseph Fourier-CNRS, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble (France)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Noise Equivalent Counts Based Emission Image Reconstruction Algorithm of Tomographic Gamma Scanning  

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Tomographic Gamma Scanning (TGS) is a technique used to assay the nuclide distribution and radioactivity in nuclear waste drums. Both transmission and emission scans are performed in TGS and the transmission image is used for the attenuation correction in emission reconstructions. The error of the transmission image, which is not considered by the existing reconstruction algorithms, negatively affects the final results. An emission reconstruction method based on Noise Equivalent Counts (NEC) is presented. Noises from the attenuation image are concentrated to the projection data to apply the NEC Maximum-Likelihood Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Experiments are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Wang, Ke; Feng, Wei; Han, Dong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Noise Equivalent Counts Based Emission Image Reconstruction Algorithm of Tomographic Gamma Scanning  

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Tomographic Gamma Scanning (TGS) is a technique used to assay the nuclide distribution and radioactivity in nuclear waste drums. Both transmission and emission scans are performed in TGS and the transmission image is used for the attenuation correction in emission reconstructions. The error of the transmission image, which is not considered by the existing reconstruction algorithms, negatively affects the final results. An emission reconstruction method based on Noise Equivalent Counts (NEC) is presented. Noises from the attenuation image are concentrated to the projection data to apply the NEC Maximum-Likelihood Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Experiments are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Ke Wang; Zheng Li; Wei Feng; Dong Han

2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

403

Standard test method for determination of technetium-99 in uranium hexafluoride by liquid scintillation counting  

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1.1 This test method is a quantitative method used to determine technetium-99 (99Tc) in uranium hexafluoride (UF6) by liquid scintillation counting. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Electric Motor Emulator Versus Rotating Test Rig  

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A controversial issue among experts is whether real-time model-based electric motor emulation can replace a conventional rotating test ... a complete inverter test system with an integrated electric motor emulato...

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Horst Hammerer; Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dieter Strauss

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

The Five Offshore Drilling Rig Markets  

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Market valuations are performed by a number of industry consultancies (e.g. Douglas-Westwood, GBI Research, IHS, R.S. Platou, Rystad Energy, Wood Mackenzie). Comparisons across firms depend...7, 18]. Large market...

Mark J. Kaiser; Brian F. Snyder

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Hoisting and Rigging Technical Advisory Committee Membership...  

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Isaac DOE, Los Alamos Site Office imvaldez@doeal.gov (505) 664-0285 Viola, Michael Princeton Plasma Physics Lab mviola@pppl.gov (609) 243-3655 Wang, Y. T NNSA, Livermore...

407

Sublethal Triclosan Exposure Decreases Susceptibility to Gentamicin and Other Aminoglycosides in Listeria monocytogenes  

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...research-article Mechanisms of Resistance Sublethal Triclosan Exposure Decreases Susceptibility to Gentamicin...strains of L. monocytogenes to 1 and 4 mug/ml triclosan did not alter triclosan sensitivity. However, all eight strains became...

Ellen G. Christensen; Lone Gram; Vicky G. Kastbjerg

2011-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

408

E-Print Network 3.0 - alcohol exposure decreases Sample Search...  

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decreases Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Influence of Age at Drinking Onset on Long-Term Ethanol Self-Administration With Deprivation and Summary: of alcohol exposure. In particular,...

409

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Search Sample search results for: acid alleviates decreases Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Fish or Fish Oil in the Diet and Heart Attacks MAURICE E. STANSBY Summary: of omega-3 fatty...

410

Erratum to: Decreasing Indian summer monsoon intensity after 1860 AD in the global warming epoch  

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In the original publication of the article title has been published incorrectly. The correct title should read as “Decreasing Indian summer monsoon intensity after 1860 AD in the global warming epoch”.

Hai Xu; Yetang Hong; Bin Hong

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

E-Print Network 3.0 - amide decreases oxidative Sample Search...  

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ion... the insulating matrix SAMs. This is recorded as a decrease in the overall TIC intensity as is shown in a and b... amide however, the ion neutralization observed is...

412

E-Print Network 3.0 - acid intakes decrease Sample Search Results  

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Maternal fatty acid intake and fetal growth: evidence... studies suggest a benefit of seafood and n-3 Fatty Acids (FA) intake on fetal growth and infant... decrease in birthweight...

413

Invisible is Better: Decrease of Subliminal Priming with Increasing Visibility1  

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Invisible is Better: Decrease of Subliminal Priming with Increasing Visibility1 Abstract 359 062 e-mail: rik.henson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk #12;When Invisible is Better... 40 comparing conscious

Henson, Rik

414

U.S. gasoline prices decreases for 16th week in a row; breaking...  

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18, 2015 U.S. gasoline prices decreases for 16th week in a row; breaking previous record set in 2008 (long version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell 7.3...

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U.S. gasoline prices continues to decrease at lowest level since...  

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5, 2015 U.S. gasoline prices continues to decrease at lowest level since May 2009; 2 states with sub 2 prices (short version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline...

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U.S. gasoline prices decreases for 16th week in a row; breaking...  

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gasoline prices decreases for 16th week in a row; breaking previous record set in 2008 (short version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell 7.3 cents from a week...

417

U.S. gasoline prices continues to decrease; 2 states with sub...  

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5, 2015 U.S. gasoline prices continues to decrease; 2 states with sub 2 prices (long version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell to 2.21 a gallon on Monday....

418

U.S. gasoline price decreases for 17th week in a row (short version...  

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gasoline price decreases for 17th week in a row (short version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell for the 17th week in a row to 2.04 a gallon on Monday....

419

Effects of oxygen and decreased pressure on the testicular function of the rabbit  

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EFFECTS OF OXYGEN AND DECREASED PRESSURE ON THE TESTICULAR FUNCTION OF THE RABBIT A Thesis ROBERT JOHN RUSSELL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree oi' MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1969 Major Subject: Laboratory Anima1 Medicine EFFECTS OF OXYGEN AND DECREASED PRESSURE ON THE TESTICULAR FUNCTION OF THE RABBIT A Thesis ROBERT JOHN RUSSELL Approved as to style and content, by: Chai of Committee Head...

Russell, Robert John

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A COMPARISON OF MEASURED AND CALCULATED GAMMA RAY ATTENUATION FOR A COMMON COUNTING GEOMETRY  

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In order to perform quantitative gamma spectroscopy, it is necessary to know the sample-specific detection efficiency for photons as a function of energy. The detection efficiency, along with the branching ratio for the isotope and gamma ray of interest, is used to convert observed counts/second to actual disintegrations/second, and, hence, has a large effect on the accuracy of the measurement. In cases where the geometry of the source is simple and reproducible, such as a point source, small vial of solid, or jar of liquid, geometry-specific standards may be counted to determine the detection efficiency. In cases where the samples are large, irregular, or unique, this method generally cannot be used. For example, it is impossible to obtain a NIST-traceable standard glovebox or 55-gallon drum. In these cases, a combination of measured absolute detector efficiency and calculated sample-specific correction factors is commonly used. The correction factors may be calculated via Monte Carlo simulation of the item (the method used by Canberra's ISOCS system), or via semi-empirical calculation of matrix and container attenuations based on the thickness and composition of the container and radioactive matrix (ISOTOPIC by EG&G Ortec uses this method). The accuracy of these correction factors for specific geometries is often of vital interest when assessing the quality of gamma spectroscopy data. During the Building 251 Risk-Reduction Project, over 100 samples of high activity actinides will be characterized via gamma spectroscopy, typically without removing the material from the current storage containers. Most of the radioactive materials in B-251 are stored in cylindrical stainless steel canisters (called USV containers, after the Underground Storage Vaults they are commonly stored in), 13 cm in diameter, by 28 cm high, with walls that are 1.8 mm thick. While the actual samples have a variety of configurations inside the USV container, a very common configuration is the material (usually as an oxide powder pellet of approximately 2 cm diameter by {approx}2 mm thick) in a squat glass jar, with the jar placed in a thin steel food-pack can, which is then placed in the bottom of the USV canister. During data acquisition, the USV containers are typically rotated at approximately 4 rpm on a turntable to eliminate errors due to the material not being centered in the can, or attenuation not being isotropic. An aluminum plate is placed over the container, secured by three vertical rods, to securely hold the container. Pictures of both the containers, and this typical counting configuration are shown below.

Gaylord, R F

2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A UNIFIED EMPIRICAL MODEL FOR INFRARED GALAXY COUNTS BASED ON THE OBSERVED PHYSICAL EVOLUTION OF DISTANT GALAXIES  

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We reproduce the mid-infrared to radio galaxy counts with a new empirical model based on our current understanding of the evolution of main-sequence (MS) and starburst (SB) galaxies. We rely on a simple spectral energy distribution (SED) library based on Herschel observations: a single SED for the MS and another one for SB, getting warmer with redshift. Our model is able to reproduce recent measurements of galaxy counts performed with Herschel, including counts per redshift slice. This agreement demonstrates the power of our 2-Star-Formation Modes (2SFM) decomposition in describing the statistical properties of infrared sources and their evolution with cosmic time. We discuss the relative contribution of MS and SB galaxies to the number counts at various wavelengths and flux densities. We also show that MS galaxies are responsible for a bump in the 1.4 GHz radio counts around 50 {mu}Jy. Material of the model (predictions, SED library, mock catalogs, etc.) is available online.

Bethermin, Matthieu; Daddi, Emanuele; Sargent, Mark T.; Elbaz, David; Mullaney, James; Pannella, Maurilio [Laboratoire AIM-Paris-Saclay, CEA/DSM/Irfu - CNRS - Universite Paris Diderot, CEA-Saclay, Orme des Merisiers, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Magdis, Georgios [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Hezaveh, Yashar [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 Rue University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8 (Canada); Le Borgne, Damien [UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris (France); Buat, Veronique [Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, OAMP, Universite Aix-Marseille, CNRS, 38 rue Frederic Joliot-Curie, F-13388 Marseille Cedex 13 (France); Charmandaris, Vassilis [Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical and Computation Physics, University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion (Greece); Lagache, Guilaine [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), batiment 121, Universite Paris-Sud 11 and CNRS (UMR 8617), F-91405 Orsay (France); Scott, Douglas, E-mail: matthieu.bethermin@cea.fr [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada)

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Laboratory adds a sixth R&D 100 award to its 2009 count  

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R&D 100 awards R&D 100 awards Laboratory adds a sixth R&D 100 award to its 2009 count This year's awards bring the Los Alamos total to 113 since the Laboratory first entered the competition in 1978. November 4, 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Contact Communications Office

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Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data  

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LA-UR-11-01857 LA-UR-11-01857 Approved for public release; distribution I unlimited. Title: Modeling the Number of Ignitions Following an Earthquake: Developing Prediction Limits for Overdispersed Count Data Authors: Elizabeth J. Kelly and Raymond N. Tell Intended Use: Deliverable to SB-TS: Safety Basis Technical Services Los Alamos National Laboratory, an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, is operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC52- 06NA25396. By acceptance of this article, the publisher recognizes that the U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or to allow others to do so, for U.S.

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Full counting statistics of energy fluctuations in a driven quantum resonator  

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We consider the statistics of time-integrated energy fluctuations of a driven bosonic single-mode resonator, as measured by a quantum nondemolition (QND) detector, using the standard Keldysh prescription to define higher moments. We find that, due to an effective cascading of fluctuations, these statistics are surprisingly nonclassical: the low-temperature, quantum probability distribution is not equivalent to the high-temperature classical distribution evaluated at some effective temperature. Moreover, for a sufficiently large drive detuning and low temperatures, the Keldysh-ordered quasiprobability distribution characterizing these fluctuations fails to be positive-definite; this is similar to the full counting statistics of charge in superconducting systems. We argue that this indicates a kind of nonclassical behavior akin to that tested by Leggett-Garg inequalities.

Clerk, A. A. [Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T8 (Canada)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the counting function of the embedded eigenvalues for some manifold with cusps, and magnetic Laplacian  

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We consider a non compact, complete manifold {\\bf{M}} of finite area with cuspidal ends. The generic cusp is isomorphic to ${\\bf{X}}\\times ]1,+\\infty [$ with metric $ds^2=(h+dy^2)/y^{2\\delta}.$ {\\bf{X}} is a compact manifold with nonzero first Betti number equipped with the metric $h.$ For a one-form $A$ on {\\bf{M}} such that in each cusp $A$ is a non exact one-form on the boundary at infinity, we prove that the magnetic Laplacian $-\\Delta_A=(id+A)^\\star (id+A)$ satisfies the Weyl asymptotic formula with sharp remainder. We deduce an upper bound for the counting function of the embedded eigenvalues of the Laplace-Beltrami operator $-\\Delta =-\\Delta_0 .$

Morame, Abderemane

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Counting function of the embedded eigenvalues for some manifold with cusps, and magnetic Laplacian  

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We consider a non compact, complete manifold {\\bf{M}} of finite area with cuspidal ends. The generic cusp is isomorphic to ${\\bf{X}}\\times ]1,+\\infty [$ with metric $ds^2=(h+dy^2)/y^{2\\delta}.$ {\\bf{X}} is a compact manifold with nonzero first Betti number equipped with the metric $h.$ For a one-form $A$ on {\\bf{M}} such that in each cusp $A$ is a non exact one-form on the boundary at infinity, we prove that the magnetic Laplacian $-\\Delta_A=(id+A)^\\star (id+A)$ satisfies the Weyl asymptotic formula with sharp remainder. We deduce an upper bound for the counting function of the embedded eigenvalues of the Laplace-Beltrami operator $-\\Delta =-\\Delta_0.$

Abderemane Morame; Francoise Truc

2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Submillimetre sources in rich cluster fields - source counts, redshift estimates, and cooling flow limits  

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Recent submillimetre surveys have revealed a population of dusty, high redshift sources of great cosmological significance for understanding dust-enshrouded star formation in distant galaxies, and for determining the origin of the far-IR background. In this paper, we analyze nine rich cluster fields mapped at 850 and 450 microns with the SCUBA array on the James Clerk Maxwell telescope. Lensing models of the clusters are developed in order to derive accurate source counts for our sample. VLA maps of the same clusters are used to help constrain the redshift distribution of our SCUBA detections. Implications for high redshift galaxies and for the far-IR background are discussed. We also provide limits on distributed dust produced by cooling flows in these clusters.

Scott C. Chapman; Douglas Scott; Colin Borys; Gregory G. Fahlman

2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Standardization of 18F by Digital beta(LS)-gamma Coincidence Counting  

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The nuclide 18F disintegrates to 18O by beta+ emission (96.86%) and electron capture (3.14%) with a half-life of 1.8288 h. It is widely used in nuclear medicine for positron emission tomography (PET). Because of its short half-life this nuclide requires the development of fast measuring methods to be standardized. The combination of LSC methods with digital techniques proves to be a good alternative to get low uncertainties for this, and other, short lived nuclides. A radioactive solution of 18F has been standardized by coincidence counting with a LSC, using the logical sum of double coincidences in a TDCR array and a NaI scintillation detector. The results show good consistency with other techniques like 4Pi gamma and LSC.

Rodrigues D.; Balpardo C.; Cassette P.; Arenillas P.; Capoulat M. E.; Ceruti G.; García-Toraño E

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Full counting statistics of the interference contrast from independent Bose-Einstein condensates  

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We show that the visibility in interference experiments with Bose-Einstein condensates is directly related to the condensate fraction. The probability distribution of the contrast over many runs of an interference experiment thus gives the full counting statistics of the condensed atom number. For two-dimensional Bose gases, we discuss the universal behavior of the probability distribution in the superfluid regime and provide analytical expressions for the distributions for both homogeneous and harmonically trapped samples. They are non-Gaussian and unimodal with a variance that is directly related to the superfluid density. In general, the visibility is a self-averaging observable only in the presence of long-range phase coherence. Close to the transition temperature, the visibility distribution reflects the universal order-parameter distribution in the vicinity of the critical point.

Steffen Patrick Rath and Wilhelm Zwerger

2010-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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New Mexico Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet)  

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Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) New Mexico Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases (Billion Cubic Feet) Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9 1970's 952 491 490 1980's 734 1,012 1,013 753 517 1,487 491 650 613 2,914 1990's 491 1,043 898 1,377 956 551 1,115 1,868 1,882 864 2000's 684 1,244 2,239 1,941 1,771 2,269 1,203 2,431 2,657 1,708 2010's 1,833 2,229 - = No Data Reported; -- = Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. Release Date: 8/1/2013 Next Release Date: 8/1/2014 Referring Pages: Dry Natural Gas Reserves Revision Decreases New Mexico Dry Natural Gas Proved Reserves Dry Natural Gas Proved Reserves Revision Decreases

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Waveguide integrated low noise NbTiN nanowire single-photon detectors with milli-Hz dark count rate  

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Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors are an ideal match for integrated quantum photonic circuits due to their high detection efficiency for telecom wavelength photons. Quantum optical technology also requires single-photon detection with low dark count rate and high timing accuracy. Here we present very low noise superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors based on NbTiN thin films patterned directly on top of Si3N4 waveguides. We systematically investigate a large variety of detector designs and characterize their detection noise performance. Milli-Hz dark count rates are demonstrated over the entire operating range of the nanowire detectors which also feature low timing jitter. The ultra-low dark count rate, in combination with the high detection efficiency inherent to our traveling wave detector geometry, gives rise to a measured noise equivalent power at the 10^(-20) W/Hz^(1/2) level.

Carsten Schuck; Wolfram H. P. Pernice; Hong X. Tang

2013-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of a Multichannel Analyzer to Investigate Effects of Experimental Factors on Gross-Counting Gamma and Neutron Detectors  

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Radiation detection technology is invaluable to many fields of study in identifying nuclear materials. However, many detectors use gross-counting methods that give only a relative count rate. Without a spectrum (information on counts over time vs energy), it can be more difficult to discern if an alarm is false, innocent, or real. In particular, we would like to understand better the effect of experimental factors (i.e., external conditions and equipment parameters) on detector data, with possible implications for false alarms. To more thoroughly characterize detector technology, a multichannel analyzer (MCA) was used to record spectra from neutron (helium-3 tubes) and gamma (photomultiplier tubes) gross-counting detectors. Several factors could affect the signal-to-noise ratio of sources. For example, we examined the effects of neutron detector high voltage setting on the appearance of a californium-252 spectrum, the effect of discriminator values on integrated counts in neutron detection, and the effect of gain changes on the gamma spectra from several sources. Possible implications of ambient temperature of the experiment on the data collected will be discussed. The input impedance of the MCA must be considered to ensure that data are not affected by the measurement itself. Moreover, a calibration on the MCA was performed to verify the conversion of a MCA channel number to a voltage. In summary, the series of source spectra collected on an MCA with a variety of experimental conditions allow us to understand factors that affect data better, and assure us that gross-counting neutron and gamma detectors will have minimal false alarms.

Volz, Heather M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rennie, John A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lovejoy, Christopher M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Diana E. R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dempsey, Michael A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Livesay, Jake [ORNL; Lousteau, Angela [ORNL

2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Power counting and renormalization group invariance in the subtracted kernel method for the two-nucleon system  

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We apply the subtracted kernel method (SKM), a renormalization approach based on recursive multiple subtractions performed in the kernel of the scattering equation, to the chiral nucleon-nucleon (NN) interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO). We evaluate the phase-shifts in the 1S0 channel at each order in Weinberg's power counting scheme and in a modified power counting scheme which yields a systematic power-law improvement. We also explicitly demonstrate that the SKM procedure is renormalization group invariant under the change of the subtraction scale through a non-relativistic Callan-Symanzik flow equation for the evolution of the renormalized NN interactions.

Sérgio Szpigel; Varese S. Timóteo

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

434

A large HPGe detector for the non-destructive radioassay of an ultra-low-background counting facility  

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We present the use of a low background counting facility, equipped with a p-type 80% relative efficiency HPGe detector, protected by active and passive shielding, and large enough to count a 10" photo-multiplier tube (PMT). A GEANT4 Monte-Carlo of this detector was developed and tuned to 3% accuracy. We report the U, Th, and K contents in three different types of PMTs used in current neutrino experiments, with accuracies of $\\sim 10$ ppb for U and Th and of $\\sim 15$ ppm for K.

M. Fechner; C. Henson; J. Gaffiot; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; G. Mention; Th. A. Mueller; R. Quéval; R. Svoboda

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center | ENERGY  

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Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources

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Correlation Between Lightning Flash Count and Meteorological ParCorrelation Between Lightning Flash Count and Meteorological Parametersameters [[AE31AAE31A--0027]0027] Results: Mixing Ratio, CAPE, and TemperatureResults: Mixing Ratio, CAPE, and Temperatur  

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Correlation Between Lightning Flash Count and Meteorological ParCorrelation Between Lightning Flash with afternoon lightning, with average correlation coefficients [Taylor96] of 0.7. We also found, in Oklahoma, the dry-bulb temperature at 500 hPa (weakly) inversely correlates with lightning. We noted with interest

Mass, Clifford F.

437

Dietary mercury exposure causes decreased escape takeoff flight performance and increased molt rate in European starlings  

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Dietary mercury exposure causes decreased escape takeoff flight performance and increased molt rate 2014 Ã? Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Abstract Mercury is a widespread and persistent that forage from primarily terrestrial sources have shown evidence of bioaccumula- tion of mercury, but little

Swaddle, John

438

Brief Communication High temperature pulses decrease indirect chilling injury and elevate ATP levels  

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Brief Communication High temperature pulses decrease indirect chilling injury and elevate ATP: Received 20 December 2009 Accepted 8 March 2010 Available online 15 March 2010 Keywords: ATP Energy supply by determining survival rates and ATP levels for flies that had undergone continuous long-term exposure at 0 °C

Lee Jr., Richard E.

439

Interchange instability in the inner magnetosphere associated with geosynchronous particle flux decreases  

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, sustained decrease in the plasma energy density at geosynchronous orbit, a circumstance that will also National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA Received 20 November 2001; revised 15 February 2002 population is represented by 75 proton and 25 electron isotropic ``fluids'' with energy invariants ls

De Zeeuw, Darren L.

440

HIV-1 Fusion Peptide Decreases Bending Energy and Promotes Curved Fusion Intermediates  

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HIV-1 Fusion Peptide Decreases Bending Energy and Promotes Curved Fusion Intermediates Stephanie in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is fusion between the viral envelope and the T x-ray scattering is that the bending modulus KC is greatly reduced upon addition of the HIV fusion

Nagle, John F.

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PROOF COPY 002805JAS Pitch strength decreases as F0 and harmonic resolution  

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PROOF COPY 002805JAS PROOF COPY 002805JAS Pitch strength decreases as F0 and harmonic resolution 4 February 2008; accepted 7 February 2008 A melodic pitch experiment was performed to demonstrate the importance of time-interval resolution for pitch strength. The experiments show that notes with a low

Cambridge, University of

442

Steeper declines in forest photosynthesis than respiration explain age-driven decreases in forest growth  

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...lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia) stands in Colorado did not increase with forest age (11), and that the observed decrease...production and net ecosystem production of a boreal black spruce wildfire chronosequence. Glob Change Biol 10(4): 473 ZZQQhy487...

Jianwu Tang; Sebastiaan Luyssaert; Andrew D. Richardson; Werner Kutsch; Ivan A. Janssens

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decreased T-Cell Responses to Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Heart Failure  

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Decreased T-Cell Responses to Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Heart Failure Orly Vardeny vaccination in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) are less vigorous than the responses of healthy strategies for influenza vaccination. Key Words: chronic heart failure, CHF, influenza vaccination, immune

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

444

1: Air Embolism Condi on: Suspected air embolism (decreased end-dal CO2  

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#12;1: Air Embolism Condi on: Suspected air embolism (decreased end- dal CO2 and oxygen satura on compression considered If head or cranial case? · Transesophageal echocardiography called for (if available? · Vasopressors (e.g. dobutamine, norepinephrine)? · Chest compressions (100/min; to force air through lock, even

Klemmer, Scott

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Soil ammonium and phosphate sorption capacity decreases with prescribed ground fire Miranda A. Sinnott-Armstrong  

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1 Soil ammonium and phosphate sorption capacity decreases with prescribed ground fire Miranda A. I compared ammonium and phosphate sorption isotherms from organic and mineral soil from the same burned triannually in the summer. I modeled ammonium and phosphate sorption using linear, Freundlich

Vallino, Joseph J.

446

A Method of Decreasing Power Output Fluctuation of Solar Chimney Power Generating Systems  

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Severe fluctuation of power output is a common problem in the various generating systems of renewable energies. The hybrid energy storage system with water and soil is adopted to decrease the fluctuation of solar chimney power generating systems in the ... Keywords: Solar chimney power generating system, power output fluctuation, hybrid energy storage layer, collector, chimney

Meng Fanlong; Ming Tingzhen; Pan Yuan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar: Mechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor  

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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar: Mechanical Loading Decreases Osteolysis and Tumor.D. Cornell University Mechanical Engineering Abstract: Approximately 1 in 4 patients with advanced breast to meet structural and metabolic needs via a feedback loop that is regulated by the prevailing mechanical

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

448

Orexin-1 receptor antagonism decreases ethanol consumption and preference selectively in high-ethanolepreferring  

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Orexin-1 receptor antagonism decreases ethanol consumption and preference selectively in high for morphine, cocaine, and food. Other groups have demonstrated a connection between the ORX system and ethanol between ethanol preference and the ORX system. In Experiment 1, rats were trained to drink 10% ethanol

Aston-Jones, Gary

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U.S. gasoline price decreases for 17th week in a row (long version...  

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26, 2015 U.S. gasoline price decreases for 17th week in a row (long version) The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell for the 17th week in a row to 2.04 a gallon on...

450

Soil bacteria augment Arabidopsis photosynthesis by decreasing glucose sensing and abscisic acid levels in planta  

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Soil bacteria augment Arabidopsis photosynthesis by decreasing glucose sensing and abscisic acid as belowground microflora, whether and how soil symbionts regulate photosynthesis has yet to be reported. Here photosynthesis through the modulation of endogenous sugar/ ABA signaling, and establish a regulatory role

Paré, Paul W.

451

Aluminium induced oxidative stress results in decreased mitochondrial biogenesis via modulation of PGC-1? expression  

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The present investigation was carried out to elucidate a possible molecular mechanism related to the effects of aluminium-induced oxidative stress on various mitochondrial respiratory complex subunits with special emphasis on the role of Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma co-activator 1? (PGC-1?) and its downstream targets i.e. Nuclear respiratory factor-1(NRF-1), Nuclear respiratory factor-2(NRF-2) and Mitochondrial transcription factor A (Tfam) in mitochondrial biogenesis. Aluminium lactate (10 mg/kg b.wt./day) was administered intragastrically to rats for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks of exposure, we found an increase in ROS levels, mitochondrial DNA oxidation and decrease in citrate synthase activity in the Hippocampus (HC) and Corpus striatum (CS) regions of rat brain. On the other hand, there was a decrease in the mRNA levels of the mitochondrial encoded subunits–NADH dehydrogenase (ND) subunits i.e. ND1, ND2, ND3, Cytochrome b (Cytb), Cytochrome oxidase (COX) subunits i.e. COX1, COX3, ATP synthase (ATPase) subunit 6 along with reduced expression of nuclear encoded subunits COX4, COX5A, COX5B of Electron transport chain (ETC). Besides, a decrease in mitochondrial DNA copy number and mitochondrial content in both regions of rat brain was observed. The PGC-1? was down-regulated in aluminium treated rats along with NRF-1, NRF-2 and Tfam, which act downstream from PGC-1? in aluminium treated rats. Electron microscopy results revealed a significant increase in the mitochondrial swelling, loss of cristae, chromatin condensation and decreases in mitochondrial number in case of aluminium treated rats as compared to control. So, PGC-1? seems to be a potent target for aluminium neurotoxicity, which makes it an almost ideal target to control or limit the damage that has been associated with the defective mitochondrial function seen in neurodegenerative diseases. - Highlights: • Aluminium decreases the mRNA levels of mitochondrial and nuclear encoded subunits. • It decreases the mtDNA copy number and mitochondrial content in rat brain. • It down-regulates the mRNA and protein levels of PGC-1?, NRF-1, NRF-2 and Tfam. • It also disturbs the mitochondrial or nuclear architecture of neurons. • Finally it also decreases mitochondrial number in HC and CS regions of rat brain.

Sharma, Deep Raj; Sunkaria, Aditya; Wani, Willayat Yousuf; Sharma, Reeta Kumari; Kandimalla, Ramesh J.L. [Department of Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India); Bal, Amanjit [Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (India); Gill, Kiran Dip, E-mail: kdgill2002@yahoo.co.in [Department of Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 (India)

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1166 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, VOL. 48, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1999 A Multichannel Photon Counting System for  

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of which are in the fields of medical electronics (confocal microscopy) and bio-electronics, air pollution. Index Terms-- Air pollution, laser gas sensor, multichannel gas monitoring, optoelectronic measurement a multichannel photon- counting system for the in situ quantitative monitoring of up to five air pollutants

Athens, University of

453

Who is winning the cell-phone wars? Answer: it depends how you count. Units, market share, revenue, profit.  

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Who is winning the cell-phone wars? Answer: it depends how you count. Units, market share, revenue launched. According to another analyst, Cannaccord, Apple now has four percent of the cell-phone market quarter, not that far off a million a day. iPhone sales increased by 4 million but its market share

South Bohemia, University of

454

Since its inception in 2000, Adesso Systems has built a successful business on the integrated Microsoft platform, counting  

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Microsoft® platform, counting companies like Xerox, General Electric, and ExxonMobil among its satis- fied, and Windows Mobile®, Adesso worked with its customers to design customized mobile applications for data are a big part of that change -- John Landry, Adesso Chairman and CTO On the server, Adesso relies

Narasayya, Vivek

455

Philosophy Courses All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement --except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses  

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Philosophy Courses Fall 2012 All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement -- except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses in Math/Logic. Many philosophy courses (e.g., Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law) complement other major programs. For those with a sustained interest

Young, Paul Thomas

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Philosophy Courses All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement --except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses  

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Philosophy Courses Fall 2014 All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement -- except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses in Math/Logic. Many philosophy courses (e.g., Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law) complement other major programs. For those with a sustained interest

Kasman, Alex

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Philosophy Courses All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement --except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses  

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Philosophy Courses Fall 2013 All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement -- except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses in Math/Logic. Many philosophy courses (e.g., Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law) complement other major programs. For those with a sustained interest

Kunkle, Tom

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Philosophy Courses All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement --except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses  

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Philosophy Courses Fall 2011 All philosophy courses satisfy the Humanities requirement -- except 120, which counts as one of the two required courses in Math/Logic. Many philosophy courses (e.g., Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law) complement other major programs. For those with a sustained interest

Young, Paul Thomas

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500-MHz x-ray counting with a Si-APD and a fast-pulse processing system  

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We introduce a counting system of up to 500 MHz for synchrotron x-ray high-rate measurements. A silicon avalanche photodiode detector was used in the counting system. The fast-pulse circuit of the amplifier was designed with hybrid ICs to prepare an ASIC system for a large-scale pixel array detector in near future. The fast amplifier consists of two cascading emitter-followers using 10-GHz band transistors. A count-rate of 3.25x10{sup 8} s{sup -1} was then achieved using the system for 8-keV x-rays. However, a baseline shift by adopting AC-coupling in the amplifier disturbed us to observe the maximum count of 4.49x10{sup 8} s{sup -1}, determined by electron-bunch filling into a ring accelerator. We also report that an amplifier with a baseline restorer was tested in order to keep the baseline level to be 0 V even at high input rates.

Kishimoto, Shunji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Tanaka, Manobu [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-0801 (Japan)

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Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine Volume 26 Number 4, 2003 Ion-counting nanodosimetry: current status and future  

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protection, and space research. We describe an ion-counting nanodosimeter developed for measuring radiation on nanodosimetric spectra. Possible applications for charged particle radiation therapy planning are discussed. Key. Shchemelinin2 , A. Breskin2 , R. Chechik2 , J. Milligan3 and B. Grosswendt4 1 Dept. of Radiation Medicine, Loma

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Reduced sperm counts in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) following exposure to low levels of tributyltin and bisphenol A  

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...treatments that are environmentally relevant (Saidi et al. 1999). Despite the wide recognition...sperm counts (e.g. Fisch et al. 1996; Saidi et al. 1999). Accordingly, a controlled...Ecol. Risk Assess. 5, 869^888. Saidi, J. A., Chang, D. T., Golubo...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How expensive is Big Science? Consequences of using simple publication counts in performance assessment of large scientific facilities  

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Although the nuclear era and the Cold War superpower competition have long since passed, governments are still investing in Big Science, although these large facilities are nowadays mostly geared towards areas of use closer to utility. Investments in ... Keywords: Big Science, Performance assessment, Productivity, Publication counts, Quality assessment

Olof Hallonsten

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pair counting, pion-exchange forces, and the structure of light nuclei  

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A simple but useful guide for understanding the structure of light nuclei is presented. It is based on counting the number of interacting pairs in different spin-isospin (S,T) states for a given spatial symmetry, and estimating the overall binding according to the sum of sigma_i.sigma_j tau_i.tau_j expectation values, as suggested by one-pion-exchange. Applied to s- and p-shell nuclei, this simple picture accounts for the relative stability of nuclei as A increases and as T changes across isobars, the saturation of nuclear binding in the p-shell, and the tendency to form d, t, or alpha subclusters there. With allowance for pairwise tensor and spin-orbit forces, which are also generated or boosted by pion-exchange, the model explains why mixing of different spatial symmetries in ground states increases as T increases across isobars, and why for states of the same spatial symmetry, the ones with greater S are lower in the spectrum. The ordering of some sd-shell intruder levels can also be understood. The success of this simple model supports the idea that one-pion-exchange is the dominant force controlling the structure of light nuclei.

R. B. Wiringa

2006-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The number counts, luminosity functions and evolution of microwave-selected (WMAP) blazars and radio galaxies  

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(Abridged) We carried out an extensive search to identify the counterparts of all the sources listed in the WMAP 3-yr catalogue using literature and archival data. Our work led to the identification of 309 WMAP sources, 98% of which are blazars, radio quasars or radio galaxies. At present, 15 objects still remain without identification due to the lack of optical spectroscopic data or a clear radio counterpart. Our results allow us to define a flux limited sample of 203 high Galactic latitude microwave sources ($f_{41GHz} \\ge 1$ Jy, $|b_{\\rm II}| > 15^\\circ$) which is virtually completely identified (99%). The microwave band is ideally suited for blazar statistical studies since this is the part of the em spectrum that is least affected by the superposition of spectral components of different origin. Using this data-set we derived number counts, luminosity functions and cosmological evolution of blazars and radio galaxies at microwave frequencies. Our results are in good agreement with those found at radio fre...

Giommi, P; Padovani, P; Gasparrini, D; Cavazzuti, E; Cutini, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In Quantum Computing Speedup Illusory?: The False Coin of "Counting Function Evaluations"  

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By using a new way to encode Boolean functions in a reversible gate, an algorithm is developed in quantum computing over Z_2, symbolized QC/2, (as opposed to QC over C) that needs only one function evaluation to solve the Grover Database Search Problem of finding a designated record among 2^m records for any m. In the usual Grover algorithm in quantum computing over C, one needs essentially Sqrt(2^m) function evaluations as opposed to the average of (2^m)/2 functions evaluations needed in the classical algorithm. The one function evaluation of the QC/2 algorithm (for any m) represents such a super speedup, even over the Grover algorithm in QC/C, that one feels something has gone awry. Indeed, our analysis of the transparent calculations of Boolean functions over Z_2 shows that the classical algorithm is just repackaged in a rather obvious way in the single function evaluation of the QC/2 algorithm--whereas the calculations are hidden and non-transparent in the Grover QC/C algorithm using C. The conclusion in both cases (which is rather obvious in the QC/2 case) is that "counting function evaluations" is a false coin to measure speedup in the comparison between quantum and classical computing.

David Ellerman

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of specific activity of iron-55 by spectrophotometry and liquid scintillation counting with bathophenanthroline complex  

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A method for determining the macroscopic amount of iron and its radioactivity (/sup 55/Fe) in radioactive corrosion products was established with a single chemical procedure. The iron was first extracted into a liquid scintillator (2,5-diphenyloxazole-xylene) as an ion associate of iron bathophenanthroline (BPT) complex and perchlorate at pH 3-8, followed by measurement of its radioactivity by a liquid scintillation counter and its absorbance by a spectrophotometer. The absorption maximum and molar absorptivity (epsilon) of the complex were 535 nm and 22,000, respectively. The system conforms to Beer's law at concentrations of up to 30 ..mu..g of iron in 10 mL of organic phase. The counting efficiency of the extracted /sup 55/Fe was found to be 60%. Although /sup 60/Co is extracted into the PPO-xylene together with /sup 5/)2%Fe, it is separated from /sup 55/Fe by back extraction with 0.005 M ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (pH 6.0) into the aqueous phase. The effects of other foreign elements and radionuclides were also examined. The proposed method was successfully applied to analysis of radioactive corrosion products. 21 references, 6 figures, 3 tables.

Yonezawa, C.; Hoshi, M.; Tachikawa, E.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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8 8 HOISTS 8-i Chapter 8 Hoists This chapter provides safety standards for inspecting, testing, and operating hoists not permanently mounted on overhead cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.11 ("Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes"), B30.16["Overhead Hoists (Underhung)"], and B30.21 ("Manually Lever Operated Hoists"). 8.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................8-1 8.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ..................................................................................8-4 8.1.2 Marking........................................................................................................................8-4

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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6 6 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING 6-i Chapter 6 Personnel Qualification and Training This chapter describes personnel qualification and training. Only qualified personnel shall operate the equipment covered in this standard. 6.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................6-1 6.2 QUALIFICATION...................................................................................................................6-2 6.2.1 General.........................................................................................................................6-2 6.2.2 Operators of Cab-Operated and Pulpit-Operated Cranes .............................................6-2

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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0 0 FORKLIFT TRUCKS 10-i Chapter 10 Forklift Trucks This chapter specifies operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for forklift trucks powered by internal-combustion engines or electric motors and implements the requirements of ASME B56.1 ("Safety Standard for powered Industrial Trucks - Low Lift and High lift Trucks") and B56.6 ("Rough Terrain Fork Lift Trucks"), and ANSI/UL 558 ("Internal-Combustion-Engine-Powered Industrial Trucks") and 583 ("Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks"). 10.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................10-1 10.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ................................................................................10-1

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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019-2004 019-2004 CHAPTER 16 MISCELLANEOUS LIFTING DEVICES 16-i Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Lifting Devices This chapter provides safety standards designated to sign verify, based on personal observations, certified records, or direct reports, that a specific action has been performed in accordance with specified requirements. For the operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance for miscellaneous lifting devices, (truck mounted cranes - capacity 1 ton or less not covered in ASME B30.5 ("Mobile and Locomotive Cranes") and implements the requirements of ASME PALD ("Portable Automotive Lifting Devices") for self contained shop cranes. 16.1 GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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7 7 OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES 7-i Chapter 7 Overhead and Gantry Cranes This chapter specifies operation, inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for the use of overhead and gantry cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.2 ["Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top- Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top-Running Trolley Hoist)"], B30.11 ("Monorail Systems and Underhung Cranes"), and B30.17 ["Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top-Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist")]. Only equipment built to the appropriate design standards shall be used in DOE installations. 7.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................7-1

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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6 6 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING 6-i Chapter 6 Personnel Qualification and Training This chapter describes personnel qualification and training. Only qualified personnel shall operate the equipment covered in this standard. 6.1 GENERAL................................................................................................................................6-1 6.2 QUALIFICATION...................................................................................................................6-2 6.2.1 General.........................................................................................................................6-2 6.2.2 Operators of Cap-Operated and Pulpit-Operated Cranes .............................................6-2

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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DEFINITIONS DEFINITIONS ................................................. 1-1 CHAPTER 2 CRITICAL LIFTS................................................................................. 2-1 2.1 CRITICAL-LIFT DETERMINATION........................................................ 2-1 2.2 CRITIAL-LIFT REQUIREMENTS............................................................. 2-2 CHAPTER 3 PREENGINEERED PRODUCTION LIFTS................................3-1 3.1 GENERAL....................................................................................................... 3-1 3.2 OPERATION EVALUATION ...................................................................... 3-2 3.2.1 Load Identification................................................................................

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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0 0 FORKLIFT TRUCKS 10-i This chapter specifies operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for forklift trucks powered by internal-combustion engines or electric motors and implements the requirements of ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 ("Safety Standard for powered Industrial Trucks - Low Lift and High lift Trucks") and ANSI/ITSDF B56.6 ("Rough Terrain Fork Lift Trucks"), and ANSI/UL 558 ("Internal-Combustion- Engine-Powered Industrial Trucks") and ANSI/UL 583 ("Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks"). 10.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................10-1 10.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ................................................................................10-1

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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3 3 PREENGINEERED PRODUCTION LIFTS 3-i Chapter 3 Preengineered Production Lifts This chapter provides requirements for the design, evaluation, and performance of preengineered production lifts. This lift designation may be used at the discretion of the contractor for selected operations. 3.1 GENERAL................................................................................................................................3-1 3.2 OPERATION EVALUATION................................................................................................3-2 3.2.1 Load Identification.......................................................................................................3-2 3.2.2 Task Determination......................................................................................................3-2

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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7 7 REFERENCES 17-1 Chapter 17 References American Institute of Steel Construction AISC Specifications for the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel for buildings. American Iron and Steel Institute AISI Standards for Type-302 or Type-304 stainless steel. American National Standards Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ANSI A10.28, Work Platforms Suspended From Cranes or Derricks. ANSI A10.18, Floor and Wall Openings, Railings and Toe Boards. ASME B30.1, Jacks ASME B30.2, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top-Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top-Running Trolley Hoist). ASME B30.5, Mobile and Locomotive Cranes. ASME B30.6, Derricks. ASME B30.7, Base-Mounted Drum Hoists. ASME B30.9, Slings.

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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3 3 PREENGINEERED PRODUCTION LIFTS 3-i Chapter 3 Preengineered Production Lifts This chapter provides requirements for the design, evaluation, and performance of preengineered production lifts. This lift designation may be used at the discretion of the contractor for selected operations. 3.1 PREENGINEERED PRODUCTION LIFT DETERMINATION.......................................3-1 3.2 LIFTING FIXTURES..............................................................................................................3-2 3.2.1 Design ..........................................................................................................................3-2 3.2.2 Fabrication ...................................................................................................................3-2

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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2 2 CRITICAL LIFTS 2-i Chapter 2 Critical Lifts This chapter provides guidelines for critical-lift determination and requirements for planning and performing a critical lift safely and judiciously. 2.1 CRITICAL-LIFT DETERMINATION ................................................................ 2-1 2.2 CRITICAL-LIFT REQUIREMENTS ............................................................. 2-2 DOE-STD-1090-2007 Chapter 2 2-ii Critical Lifts INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1090-2007 2.1 CRITICAL-LIFT DETERMINATION 2-1 Chapter 2 Critical Lifts a. An appointed person shall classify each lift into one of the DOE categories (ordinary, critical, or preengineered production) prior to planning the lift. b. A lift shall be designated critical if any of

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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2 2 CRITICAL LIFTS 2-i Chapter 2 Critical Lifts This chapter provides guidelines for critical-lift determination and requirements for planning and performing a critical lift safely and judiciously. 2.1 CRITICAL-LIFT DETERMINATION ................................................................ 2-1 2.2 CRITICAL-LIFT REQUIREMENTS ............................................................. 2-2 DOE-STD-1090-2004 Chapter 2 2-ii Critical Lifts INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1090-2004 2.1 CRITICAL-LIFT DETERMINATION 2-1 Chapter 2 Critical Lifts a. An appointed person shall classify each lift into one of the DOE categories (ordinary, critical, or preengineered production) prior to planning the lift. b. A lift shall be designated critical if any of

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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4 4 LIFTING PERSONNEL 4-i Chapter 4 Lifting Personnel This chapter describes requirements for lifting personnel. 4.1 GENERAL................................................................................................................................4-1 4.1.1 Personnel Lifting Evaluation .......................................................................................4-1 4.1.2 Designated Leader .......................................................................................................4-1 4.1.3 Trial Lift.......................................................................................................................4-2 4.1.4 Lifting Operations........................................................................................................4-2

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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CHAPTER 17 CHAPTER 17 REFERENCES 17-1 Chapter 17 References American Institute of Steel Construction AISC Specifications for the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel for buildings. American Iron and Steel Institute AISI Standards for Type-302 or Type-304 stainless steel. American National Standards Institute and American Society of Mechanical Engineers ANSI A10.28, Work Platforms Suspended From Cranes or Derricks. ANSI A10.18, Floor and Wall Openings, Railings and Toe Boards. ASME B30.2, Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top-Running Bridge, Single or Multiple Girder, Top-Running Trolley Hoist). ASME B30.5, Mobile and Locomotive Cranes. ASME B30.6, Derricks. ASME B30.7, Base-Mounted Drum Hoists. ASME B30.9, Slings. ASME B30.10, Hooks.

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RigMesh: Automatic Rigging for Part-Based Shape Modeling and Deformation Peter Borosan1  

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proficient at commercial, state-of-the-art tools such as Maya and 3ds Max [Autodesk 2012c; Autodesk 2012a

Columbia University

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DOE-STD-1090-2007; Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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DEFINITIONS........................................1-1 DEFINITIONS........................................1-1 CHAPTER 2 CRITICAL LIFTS .......................................................................2-1 2.1 CRITICAL-LIFT DETERMINATION........................................................ 2-1 2.2 CRITIAL-LIFT REQUIREMENTS............................................................. 2-2 CHAPTER 3 PREENGINEERED PRODUCTION LIFTS................................3-1 3.1 PRENGINEERED PRODUCTION LIFT DETERMINATION................ 3-1 3.2 LIFTING FIXTURES .................................................................................... 3-2 3.3.1 Design ................................................................................................... 3-2 3.3.2 Fabrication ............................................................................................

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DOE-STD-1090-2004; Hoisting and Rigging (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual)  

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9 9 MOBILE CRANES 9-i Chapter 9 Mobile Cranes This chapter specifies operation, inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for the use of mobile cranes and implements the requirements of ASME B30.5 ("Mobile and Locomotive Cranes"). Only equipment built to appropriate design standards shall be used at DOE installations. 9.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................9-1 9.1.1 Operator Training/Qualification ..................................................................................9-1 9.1.2 Load Limits..................................................................................................................9-1 9.1.3 Load Rating Chart........................................................................................................9-1

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arXiv:astro-ph/0401559v126Jan2004 Self-Calibration of Cluster Dark Energy Studies: Counts in Cells  

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arXiv:astro-ph/0401559v126Jan2004 Self-Calibration of Cluster Dark Energy Studies: Counts in Cells of Chicago, Chicago IL 60637 Cluster number counts can constrain the properties of dark energy if and only be measured from the survey without additional observational cost. It can minimize the degradation in dark

Hu, Wayne

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A unified statistical framework for material decomposition using multienergy photon counting x-ray detectors  

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Purpose: Material decomposition using multienergy photon counting x-ray detectors (PCXD) has been an active research area over the past few years. Even with some success, the problem of optimal energy selection and three material decomposition including malignant tissue is still on going research topic, and more systematic studies are required. This paper aims to address this in a unified statistical framework in a mammographic environment.Methods: A unified statistical framework for energy level optimization and decomposition of three materials is proposed. In particular, an energy level optimization algorithm is derived using the theory of the minimum variance unbiased estimator, and an iterative algorithm is proposed for material composition as well as system parameter estimation under the unified statistical estimation framework. To verify the performance of the proposed algorithm, the authors performed simulation studies as well as real experiments using physical breast phantom and ex vivo breast specimen. Quantitative comparisons using various performance measures were conducted, and qualitative performance evaluations for ex vivo breast specimen were also performed by comparing the ground-truth malignant tissue areas identified by radiologists.Results: Both simulation and real experiments confirmed that the optimized energy bins by the proposed method allow better material decomposition quality. Moreover, for the specimen thickness estimation errors up to 2 mm, the proposed method provides good reconstruction results in both simulation and real ex vivo breast phantom experiments compared to existing methods.Conclusions: The proposed statistical framework of PCXD has been successfully applied for the energy optimization and decomposition of three material in a mammographic environment. Experimental results using the physical breast phantom and ex vivo specimen support the practicality of the proposed algorithm.

Choi, Jiyoung; Kang, Dong-Goo; Kang, Sunghoon; Sung, Younghun [Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), San 14, Nong-seo dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Kyunggi 446-712 (Korea, Republic of)] [Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), San 14, Nong-seo dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin, Kyunggi 446-712 (Korea, Republic of); Ye, Jong Chul [Bio-Imaging and Signal Processing Laboratory, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Bio-Imaging and Signal Processing Laboratory, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

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SEDS: THE SPITZER EXTENDED DEEP SURVEY. SURVEY DESIGN, PHOTOMETRY, AND DEEP IRAC SOURCE COUNTS  

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The Spitzer Extended Deep Survey (SEDS) is a very deep infrared survey within five well-known extragalactic science fields: the UKIDSS Ultra-Deep Survey, the Extended Chandra Deep Field South, COSMOS, the Hubble Deep Field North, and the Extended Groth Strip. SEDS covers a total area of 1.46 deg{sup 2} to a depth of 26 AB mag (3{sigma}) in both of the warm Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) bands at 3.6 and 4.5 {mu}m. Because of its uniform depth of coverage in so many widely-separated fields, SEDS is subject to roughly 25% smaller errors due to cosmic variance than a single-field survey of the same size. SEDS was designed to detect and characterize galaxies from intermediate to high redshifts (z = 2-7) with a built-in means of assessing the impact of cosmic variance on the individual fields. Because the full SEDS depth was accumulated in at least three separate visits to each field, typically with six-month intervals between visits, SEDS also furnishes an opportunity to assess the infrared variability of faint objects. This paper describes the SEDS survey design, processing, and publicly-available data products. Deep IRAC counts for the more than 300,000 galaxies detected by SEDS are consistent with models based on known galaxy populations. Discrete IRAC sources contribute 5.6 {+-} 1.0 and 4.4 {+-} 0.8 nW m{sup -2} sr{sup -1} at 3.6 and 4.5 {mu}m to the diffuse cosmic infrared background (CIB). IRAC sources cannot contribute more than half of the total CIB flux estimated from DIRBE data. Barring an unexpected error in the DIRBE flux estimates, half the CIB flux must therefore come from a diffuse component.

Ashby, M. L. N.; Willner, S. P.; Fazio, G. G.; Huang, J.-S.; Hernquist, L.; Hora, J. L. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Arendt, R. [Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Code 665, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Barmby, P. [University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7 (Canada); Barro, G.; Faber, S.; Guhathakurta, P. [University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Bell, E. F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Bouwens, R. [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, NL-2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Cattaneo, A. [Aix Marseille Universite, CNRS, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, UMR 7326, F-13388, Marseille (France); Croton, D. [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218 Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia); Dave, R. [Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Dunlop, J. S. [Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ (United Kingdom); Egami, E. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 N. Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Finlator, K. [Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, CK-2100 Copenhagen O (Denmark); Grogin, N. A., E-mail: mashby@cfa.harvard.edu [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); and others

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Methyl-parathion decreases sperm function and fertilization capacity after targeting spermatocytes and maturing spermatozoa  

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Paternal germline exposure to organophosphorous pesticides (OP) has been associated with reproductive failures and adverse effects in the offspring. Methyl parathion (Me-Pa), a worldwide-used OP, has reproductive adverse effects and is genotoxic to sperm. Oxidative damage has been involved in the genotoxic and reproductive effects of OP. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of Me-Pa on spermatozoa function and ability to fertilize. Male mice were exposed to Me-Pa (20 mg/kg bw, i.p.) and spermatozoa from epididymis-vas deferens were collected at 7 or 28 days post-treatment (dpt) to assess the effects on maturing spermatozoa and spermatocytes, respectively. DNA damage was evaluated by nick translation (NT-positive cells) and SCSA (percentDFI); lipoperoxidation (LPO) by malondialdehyde production; sperm function by spontaneous- and induced-acrosome reactions (AR); mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) by using the JC-1 flurochrome; and, fertilization ability by an in vitro assay and in vivo mating. Results showed alterations in DNA integrity (percentDFI and NT-positive cells) at 7 and 28 dpt, in addition to decreased sperm quality and a decrease in induced-AR; reduced MMP and LPO was observed only at 7 dpt. We found negative correlations between LPO and all sperm alterations. Altered sperm functional parameters were associated with reduced fertilization rates at both times, evaluated either in vitro or in vivo. These results show that Me-Pa exposure of maturing spermatozoa and spermatocytes affects many sperm functional parameters that result in a decreased fertilizing capacity. Oxidative stress seems to be a likely mechanism ofthe detrimental effects of Me-Pa in male germ cells.

Pina-Guzman, Belem; Sanchez-Gutierrez, M.; Marchetti, Francesco; Hernandez-Ochoa, I.; Solis-Heredia, M.J .; Quintanilla-Vega, B.

2009-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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PSA Decrease During Combined-Modality Radiotherapy Predicts for Treatment Outcome  

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Purpose: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is the well-used marker in the diagnosis, prognosis, and follow-up for prostate cancer patients. Although reports have focused on the importance of pretreatment PSA levels, doubling time, and posttreatment nadirs, there is little information on the value of PSA during the course of radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: Retrospective review of PSA values obtained midway through a course of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. Patients had a PSA (midPSA) measured after a course of external beam radiation (EBRT) before planned transperineal low-dose-rate brachytherapy implant (LDR). Results: A total of 717 patients were analyzed with a median follow-up of 5.8 years, all censored patients had a minimum follow-up of 2 years. A total of 277 patients had low-risk disease, 267 patients had intermediate risk, and 173 patients had high-risk disease. Androgen blockade was used in 512 patients. A total of 653 patients had a midPSA decrease after EBRT, the median decrease was 6.2 ng/mL. Patients who had a midPSA decrease {>=}25% compared with pretreatment PSA had improved overall survival of 10.0 vs. 7.4 years (p < 0.0004) and improved disease-free survival of 9.8 vs. 7.3 years (p < 0.01). When stratified by use of androgen blockade, midPSA remained significant for both androgen and non-androgen patients. Conclusions: PSA response after EBRT before brachytherapy predicts for long-term outcome; this may allow for risk stratification and intervention with higher LDR doses to improve outcomes.

Kubicek, Gregory J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Naguib, Marco; Redfield, Sandy; Grayback, Nola; Olszanski, Arthur; Dawson, George [Radiation Medicine Center, Totowa, NJ (United States); Brown, Sam I., E-mail: sbrown0618@aol.co [Radiation Medicine Center, Totowa, NJ (United States)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decrease of the lumpectomy cavity volume after whole-breast irradiation affects small field boost planning  

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To determine whether small field boost (SFB) replanning is necessary when the lumpectomy cavity (LPC) decreases during whole-breast irradiation (WBI) and what parameters might predict a change in the SFB plan. Forty patients had computed tomography (CT) simulation (CT1) within 60 days of surgery and were resimulated (CT2) after 37.8-41.4 Gy for SFB planning. A 3-field photon plan and a single en face electron plan were created on both CTs and compared. In the 26 patients who had a {>=}5 cm{sup 3} and a {>=}25% decrease in lumpectomy cavity volume (LCV) between CT scans, the SFB plan using photons was different in terms of normal breast tissue volume irradiated (BTV) (p < 0.001), and field dimensions (p < 0.001). In 20/35 patients, the energy or field size changed for electron plans on CT2, but no tested characteristics predicted for a change. Less BTV was irradiated using electrons than photons in 29% (CT1) to 37% (CT2). SFB replanning needs to be individualized to each patient because of the variety of factors that can impact dosimetric planning. Replanning is recommended when using 3-field photons if the patient has experienced a {>=}5 cm{sup 3} and a {>=}25% decrease in LCV during WBI. Some patients may benefit from electron SFB replanning but no tested characteristics reliably predict those who may benefit the most. The amount of BTV irradiated is less with electrons than in photon plans and this has the potential to improve cosmesis, a clinically important outcome in breast-conserving therapy.

Mohiuddin, Majid M., E-mail: majid.mohiuddin.md@gmail.com [Northwest Radiation Oncology and Division of Oncology, UT Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX (United States); Nichols, Elizabeth M.; Marter, Kimberley J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States); Flannery, Todd W. [Princeton Radiology, Princeton, NJ (United States)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is it effective to harvest visible light by decreasing the band gap of photocatalytic materials?  

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In situ variations in the electron work function and photo-current of TiO{sub 2} nanotubes demonstrate that long-wavelength illumination only has a minor effect on the excitation of electrons in the nanotubes after being exposed to short-wavelength light or when the short-wavelength light coexisted, indicating that the solar spectrum may not be utilized as efficiently as expected by extending the absorption spectrum of the photocatalytic material to visible light range with decreased band gaps.

Fu Ning; Tang Xinhu; Li Dongyang [Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G6 (Canada)

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The joint statistics of mildly non-linear cosmological densities and slopes in count-in-cells  

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In the context of count-in-cells statistics, the joint probability distribution of the density in two concentric spherical shells is predicted from first first principle for sigmas of the order of one. The agreement with simulation is found to be excellent. This statistics allows us to deduce the conditional one dimensional probability distribution function of the slope within under dense (resp. overdense) regions, or of the density for positive or negative slopes. The former conditional distribution is likely to be more robust in constraining the cosmological parameters as the underlying dynamics is less evolved in such regions. A fiducial dark energy experiment is implemented on such counts derived from Lambda-CDM simulations.

Bernardeau, Francis; Pichon, Christophe

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GLAMOR – OR HOW WE ACHIEVED A COMMON UNDERSTANDING ON THE DECREASE OF GLASS DISSOLUTION KINETICS  

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The objective of the EC funded GLAMOR project was to achieve a common understanding of the processes that control the decrease of the dissolution rate of high-level waste glass in water when silica becomes saturated. Is the affinity controlled concept, or the protective layer concept dominating? The following steps were taken: (1) review of the literature, (2) selection of an experimental dataset, and selection of the models r(t) and GM2003, and (3) application by the GLAMOR partners of the models to the datasets. The main focus has been on dissolution tests in pure water at different values of surface to volume and pH. Some of the main conclusions were: (1) both affinity and protective layer concepts must be considered in the interpretation of the rate decreasing stage, (2) the residual dissolution rate observed beyond the silica saturation stage is far more important in view of the long-term performance of the glass, and deserves more attention in future R&D. GLAMOR also discussed in detail the modelling parameters such as the silica saturation concentration, the silica diffusion coefficient, the silica retention factor in the reaction layer, and the water diffusion coefficient.

Van Iseghem, Pierre; Aerstens, Marc; Gin, Stephane; Deneele, Dimitri; Grambow, Bernd; Strachan, Denis M.; McGrail, B. Peter; Wicks, George G.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary study of natural zeolite as catalyst for decreasing the viscosity of heavy oil  

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Natural zeolite such as heulandite and clipnotilolite are found in abundant quantities in many regions in the world particularly in Indonesia. The catalytic ability of natural zeolites were investigated in aquathermolysis in order to decreasing the viscosity of heavy oil. Prior to test the ability a milling treatment of natural zeolite was carried out on variation of time 4 6 and 8 hrs and subsequently followed by activation with a simple heating at 300°C. The physical and chemical properties of zeolites before and after of milling as well as the activation were characterized using XRD SEM and EDS. XRD results indicated the decreasing crystallinity of the treated zeolite. SEM results showed that the particle size was from 0.5 to 2 ?m indicating the reducing of particle size after the treatment. The catalytic test showed that the addition of natural zeolite (0.5 wt.%) on the mixed of heavy oil and water in an autoclave at temperature 200°C during 6 hrs can reduce the viscosity of heavy oil up to 65%.

Shanti Merissa; Pipit Fitriani; Ferry Iskandar; Mikrajuddin Abdullah; Khairurrijal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can photo-ionization explain the decreasing fraction of X-ray obscured AGN with luminosity?  

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Chandra and XMM surveys show that the fraction of obscured AGN decreases rapidly with increasing luminosity. Although this is usually explained by assuming that the covering factor of the central engine is much smaller at luminous QSOs, the exact origin of this effect remains unknown. We perform toy simulations to test whether photo-ionisation of the obscuring screen in the presence of a strong radiation field can reproduce this effect. In particular, we create X-ray spectral simulations using a warm absorber model assuming a range of input column densities and ionization parameters. We fit instead the simulated spectra with a simple cold absorption power-law model that is the standard practice in X-ray surveys. We find that the fraction of absorbed AGN should fall with luminosity as $L^{-0.16\\pm0.03}$ in rough agreement with the observations. Furthermore, this apparent decrease in the obscuring material is consistent with the dependence of the FeK$\\alpha$ narrow-line equivalent width on luminosity, ie. the X-ray Baldwin effect.

A. Akylas; I. Georgantopoulos

2008-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of MCNP6 and experimental results for neutron counts, Rossi-{alpha}, and Feynman-{alpha} distributions  

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MCNP6, the general-purpose Monte Carlo N-Particle code, has the capability to perform time-dependent calculations by tracking the time interval between successive events of the neutron random walk. In fixed-source calculations for a subcritical assembly, the zero time value is assigned at the moment the neutron is emitted by the external neutron source. The PTRAC and F8 cards of MCNP allow to tally the time when a neutron is captured by {sup 3}He(n, p) reactions in the neutron detector. From this information, it is possible to build three different time distributions: neutron counts, Rossi-{alpha}, and Feynman-{alpha}. The neutron counts time distribution represents the number of neutrons captured as a function of time. The Rossi-a distribution represents the number of neutron pairs captured as a function of the time interval between two capture events. The Feynman-a distribution represents the variance-to-mean ratio, minus one, of the neutron counts array as a function of a fixed time interval. The MCNP6 results for these three time distributions have been compared with the experimental data of the YALINA Thermal facility and have been found to be in quite good agreement. (authors)

Talamo, A.; Gohar, Y. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont, IL 60439 (United States); Sadovich, S.; Kiyavitskaya, H.; Bournos, V.; Fokov, Y.; Routkovskaya, C. [Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research-Sosny, 99 Academician A.K. Krasin Str., Minsk 220109 (Belarus)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between the {sup 137}Cs whole-body counting results and soil and food contamination in farms near Chernobyl  

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The authors measured the radioactivity in the soil and child food samples from farms near Mogilev (56--270 GBq km{sup {minus}2} {sup 137}Cs), Gomel (36--810 GBq km{sup {minus}2} {sup 137}Cs), and Klincy (59--270 GBq km{sup {minus}2} {sup 137}Cs), who had whole-body {sup 137}Cs counting results measured as part of a health examination in the Chernobyl Sasakawa Health and Medical Cooperation Project. Soil contamination on the family farm seems to be the main source of human contamination because most of the people in the area live on small farms and they and their domestic animals eat crops from the farms. A clear correlation was found between the children's whole-body {sup 137}Cs counting results and the radioactivity in their food (correlation coefficient: 0.76; confidence level of correlation: 3.2 x 10{sup {minus}9}). There were also significant correlations between the whole-body {sup 137}Cs counting results and both the radioactivity of the soil samples (correlation coefficient: 0.22; confidence level of correlation: 0.0107) and the average contamination level of their current residence (correlation coefficient: 0.20; confidence level of correlation: 0.0174).

Takatsuji, Toshihiro; Sato, Hitoshi; Takada, Jun [and others] [and others

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining dark energy by combining cluster counts and shear-shear correlations in a weak lensing survey  

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We study the potential of a large future weak lensing survey to constrain dark-energy properties by using both the number counts of detected galaxy clusters (sensitive primarily to density fluctuations on small scales) and tomographic shear-shear correlations (restricted to intermediate and large scales). We use the Fisher matrix formalism, assume a flat universe, and parametrize the equation of state of dark energy by w(a)=w0+wa(1-a), to forecast the expected statistical errors from either observable, and from their combination. We show that the covariance between these two observables is small, and argue that they can therefore be regarded as independent constraints. We find that, when the number counts and the shear-shear correlations (on angular scales ??1000) are combined, a LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope)–like survey can yield statistical errors on ?DE, w0, wa as tight as 0.003, 0.03, 0.1. These values are a factor of 2–25 better than using either observable alone. The results are also about a factor of 2 better than those from combining number counts of galaxy clusters and their power spectrum.

Wenjuan Fang and Zoltán Haiman

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraining Dark Energy by Combining Cluster Counts and Shear-Shear Correlations in a Weak Lensing Survey  

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We study the potential of a large future weak-lensing survey to constrain dark energy properties by using both the number counts of detected galaxy clusters (sensitive primarily to density fluctuations on small scales) and tomographic shear-shear correlations (restricted to large scales). We use the Fisher matrix formalism, assume a flat universe and parameterize the equation of state of dark energy by w(a)=w_0+w_a(1-a), to forecast the expected statistical errors from either observable, and from their combination. We show that the covariance between these two observables is small, and argue that therefore they can be regarded as independent constraints. We find that when the number counts and the shear-shear correlations (on angular scales l Survey Telescope)-like survey can yield statistical errors on (Omega_DE, w_0, w_a) as tight as (0.003, 0.03, 0.1). These values are a factor of 2-25 better than using either observable alone. The results are also about a factor of two better than those from combining number counts of galaxy clusters and their power spectrum.

Wenjuan Fang; Zoltan Haiman

2006-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the 187Re(?,n)190Ir reaction cross section at sub-Coulomb energies using the Cologne Clover Counting Setup  

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Uncertainties in adopted models of particle+nucleus optical-model potentials directly influence the accuracy in the theoretical predictions of reaction rates as they are needed for reaction-network calculations in, for instance, {\\gamma}-process nucleosynthesis. The improvement of the {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential is hampered by the lack of experimental data at astrophysically relevant energies especially for heavier nuclei. Measuring the Re187({\\alpha},n)Ir190 reaction cross section at sub-Coulomb energies extends the scarce experimental data available in this mass region and helps understanding the energy dependence of the imaginary part of the {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential at low energies. Applying the activation method, after the irradiation of natural rhenium targets with {\\alpha}-particle energies of 12.4 to 14.1 MeV, the reaction yield and thus the reaction cross section were determined via {\\gamma}-ray spectroscopy by using the Cologne Clover Counting Setup and the method of {\\gamma}{\\gamma} coincidences. Cross-section values at five energies close to the astrophysically relevant energy region were measured. Statistical model calculations revealed discrepancies between the experimental values and predictions based on widely used {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potentials. However, an excellent reproduction of the measured cross-section values could be achieved from calculations based on the so-called Sauerwein-Rauscher {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential. The results obtained indicate that the energy dependence of the imaginary part of the {\\alpha}+nucleus optical-model potential can be described by an exponential decrease. Successful reproductions of measured cross sections at low energies for {\\alpha}-induced reactions in the mass range 141{\\leq}A{\\leq}187 confirm the global character of the Sauerwein-Rauscher potential.

P. Scholz; A. Endres; A. Hennig; L. Netterdon; H. W. Becker; J. Endres; J. Mayer; U. Giesen; D. Rogalla; F. Schlüter; S. G. Pickstone; K. O. Zell; A. Zilges

2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z