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Semiclassical Instability of the Cauchy Horizon in Self-Similar Collapse  

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Generic spherically symmetric self-similar collapse results in strong naked-singularity formation. In this paper we are concerned with particle creation during a naked-singularity formation in spherically symmetric self-similar collapse without specifying the collapsing matter. In the generic case, the power of particle emission is found to be proportional to the inverse square of the remaining time to the Cauchy horizon (CH). The constant of proportion can be arbitrarily large in the limit to marginally naked singularity. Therefore, the unbounded power is especially striking in the case that an event horizon is very close to the CH because the emitted energy can be arbitrarily large in spite of a cutoff expected from quantum gravity. Above results suggest the instability of the CH in spherically symmetric self-similar spacetime from quantum field theory and seem to support the existence of a semiclassical cosmic censor. The divergence of redshifts and blueshifts of emitted particles is found to cause the div...

Miyamoto, U; Miyamoto, Umpei; Harada, Tomohiro

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of time horizon on incremental cost-effectiveness ratios  

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Background: Estimation of cost-effectiveness of a therapy as compared with another, in healthcare, is often based on a single perspective and a single time horizon. In this thesis, I explored methods of extrapolating the ...

Sondhi, Manu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time machines with the compactly determined Cauchy horizon  

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The building of a time machine, if possible at all, requires the relevant regions of spacetime to be compact (that is, physically speaking, free from sources of unpredictability such as infinities and singularities). Motivated by this argument we consider the spacetimes with the compactly determined Cauchy horizons (CDCHs), the defining property of which is the compactness of $\\overline{J^-(\\EuScript U)}\\cap J^+(\\EuScript S_0)$, where $\\EuScript U$ is an open subset of the Cauchy horizon and $\\EuScript S_0$ is a Cauchy surface of the initial globally hyperbolic region $\\ingh$. The following two facts are established: 1) $\\ingh$ has no globally hyperbolic maximal extension. This means that by shaping appropriately a precompact portion of a globally hyperbolic region one can \\emph{force} the Universe to produce either a closed causal curve, or a quasiregular singularity, whichever it abhors less; 2) Before a CDCH is formed a null geodesic appears which infinitely approaches the horizon returning again and again in the same --- arbitrarily small --- region. The energy of the photon moving on such a geodesic increases with each passage, or at least falls insufficiently fast. As a result, an observer located in the mentioned region would see a bunch of photons passing through his laboratory with the arbitrarily large total energy. We speculate that this phenomenon may have observable consequences.

S. Krasnikov

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR TIME HORIZONS IN RATS: THE EFFECT OF OPERANT  

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-independent access to less costly food at the average delay shown by the earned-time group. Rats in the matched to less costly food. Two of the earned-time rats showed an increased time horizon relative to that shown of food, progressive-ratio schedule, patches, lever press, rats In foraging for food, animals distribute

Timberlake, William D.

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Horizon Entropy  

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Although the laws of thermodynamics are well established for black hole horizons, much less has been said in the literature to support the extension of these laws to more general settings such as an asymptotic de Sitter horizon or a Rindler horizon (the event horizon of an asymptotic uniformly accelerated observer). In the present paper we review the results that have been previously established and argue that the laws of black hole thermodynamics, as well as their underlying statistical mechanical content, extend quite generally to what we call here "causal horizons". The root of this generalization is the local notion of horizon entropy density.

Ted Jacobson; Renaud Parentani

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Expanding Professional Horizons  

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* * Expanding Professional Horizons 2 SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 3 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons 3 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons 4 SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 5 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons Contents Overview 6 Early-Career 8 Mid-Career 22 Late-Career 36 Expanding Professional Horizons For further information, contact: Henry R. Westrich LDRD Program Manager hrwestr@sandia.gov 505-844-9092 4 5 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 6 SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES 7 LDRD * Expanding Professional Horizons exemplars pointing the way to successful research endeavors under the LDRD rubric. Perhaps most importantly, LDRD is a mechanism that has created a vast number of cross-cultural partnerships across the

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The Cosmic Horizon  

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The cosmological principle, promoting the view that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic, is embodied within the mathematical structure of the Robertson-Walker (RW) metric. The equations derived from an application of this metric to the Einstein Field Equations describe the expansion of the universe in terms of comoving coordinates, from which physical distances may be derived using a time-dependent expansion factor. These coordinates, however, do not explicitly reveal properties of the cosmic spacetime manifested in Birkhoff's theorem and its corollary. In this paper, we compare two forms of the metric--written in (the traditional) comoving coordinates, and a set of observer-dependent coordinates--first for the well-known de Sitter universe containing only dark energy, and then for a newly derived form of the RW metric, for a universe with dark energy and matter. We show that Rindler's event horizon--evident in the co-moving system--coincides with what one might call the "curvature horizon" appearing in the observer-dependent frame. The advantage of this dual prescription of the cosmic spacetime is that with the latest WMAP results, we now have a much better determination of the universe's mass-energy content, which permits us to calculate this curvature with unprecedented accuracy. We use it here to demonstrate that our observations have probed the limit beyond which the cosmic curvature prevents any signal from having ever reached us. In the case of de Sitter, where the mass-energy density is a constant, this limit is fixed for all time. For a universe with a changing density, this horizon expands until de Sitter is reached asymptotically, and then it too ceases to change.

Fulvio Melia

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon Health EAP Services  

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/09) HorizonCareLinkSM ­ All the help you need online Horizon Health EAP also provides services through counselors- Child care or elder care services- Pet care and veterinarians- Adoption resources- Health clubsHorizon Health EAP Services Employee Assistance Program with Telephone and 3 Face

Yates, Andrew

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Deepwater Horizon Situation Report #5  

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At approximately 11:00 pm EDT April 20, 2010 an explosion occurred aboard the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) located 52 miles Southeast of Venice, LA and 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, LA. The MODU was drilling an exploratory well and was not producing oil at the time of the incident. The Deepwater Horizon MODU sank 1,500 feet northwest of the well site. Detailed information on response and recovery operations can be found at: http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/site/2931/

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2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Horizons Spacecraft  

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The New Horizons spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006. The spacecraft was designed to provide a platform for seven instruments that will collect and return data from Pluto in 2015. The design drew on heritage from previous missions developed at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and other missions such as Ulysses. The trajectory design imposed constraints on mass and structural strength to meet the high launch acceleration needed to reach the Pluto system prior to the year 2020. The spacecraft subsystems were designed to meet tight mass and power allocations, yet provide the necessary control and data handling finesse to support data collection and return when the one-way light time during the Pluto flyby is 4.5 hours. Missions to the outer solar system require a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) to supply electrical power, and a single RTG is used by New Horizons. To accommodate this constraint, the spacecraft electronics were designed to operate on less than 200 W....

Fountain, Glen H; Hersman, Christopher B; Herder, Timothy S; Coughlin, Thomas B; Gibson, William C; Clancy, Deborah A; DeBoy, Christopher C; Hill, T Adrian; Kinnison, James D; Mehoke, Douglas S; Ottman, Geffrey K; Rogers, Gabe D; Stern, S Alan; Stratton, James M; Vernon, Steven R; Williams, Stephen P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Horizons Spacecraft  

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The New Horizons spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006. The spacecraft was designed to provide a platform for seven instruments that will collect and return data from Pluto in 2015. The design drew on heritage from previous missions developed at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and other missions such as Ulysses. The trajectory design imposed constraints on mass and structural strength to meet the high launch acceleration needed to reach the Pluto system prior to the year 2020. The spacecraft subsystems were designed to meet tight mass and power allocations, yet provide the necessary control and data handling finesse to support data collection and return when the one-way light time during the Pluto flyby is 4.5 hours. Missions to the outer solar system require a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) to supply electrical power, and a single RTG is used by New Horizons. To accommodate this constraint, the spacecraft electronics were designed to operate on less than 200 W. The spacecraft system architecture provides sufficient redundancy to provide a probability of mission success of greater than 0.85, even with a mission duration of over 10 years. The spacecraft is now on its way to Pluto, with an arrival date of 14 July 2015. Initial inflight tests have verified that the spacecraft will meet the design requirements.

Glen H. Fountain; David Y. Kusnierkiewicz; Christopher B. Hersman; Timothy S. Herder; Thomas B. Coughlin; William C. Gibson; Deborah A. Clancy; Christopher C. DeBoy; T. Adrian Hill; James D. Kinnison; Douglas S. Mehoke; Geffrey K. Ottman; Gabe D. Rogers; S. Alan Stern; James M. Stratton; Steven R. Vernon; Stephen P. Williams

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Blow-Up of Test Fields Near Cauchy Horizons  

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The behaviour of test fields near a compact Cauchy horizon is investigated. It is shown that solutions of nonlinear wave equations on Taub spacetime with generic initial data cannot be continued smoothly to both extensions of the spacetime through the Cauchy horizon. This is proved using an energy method. Similar results are obtained for the spacetimes of Moncrief containing a compact Cauchy horizon and for more general matter models.

J. Rauch; A. D. Rendall

1993-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamical Properties of Horizons  

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We show, by using Regge calculus, that the entropy of any finite part of a Rindler horizon is, in the semi-classical limit, one quarter of the area of that part. We argue that this result implies that the entropy associated with any horizon of spacetime is, in semi-classical limit, one quarter of its area. As an example, we derive the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy law for the Schwarzschild black hole.

J. Makela; A. Peltola

2002-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A Receding Horizon Control Algorithm for Adaptive Management of Soil Moisture and Chemical Levels during Irrigation  

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2. Irrigation Scheduling by Receding Horizon Control ModelFeedback control for real-time irrigation scheduling has

Park, Yeonjeong; Shamma, Jeff; Harmon, Thomas C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Hole Initial Data with a Horizon of Prescribed Geometry  

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The purpose of this work is to construct asymptotically flat, time symmetric initial data with an apparent horizon of prescribed intrinsic geometry. To do this, we use the parabolic partial differential equation for prescribing scalar curvature. In this equation the horizon geometry is contained within the freely specifiable part of the metric. This contrasts with the conformal method in which the geometry of the horizon can only be specified up to a conformal factor.

Brian Smith

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Smooth horizons and quantum ripples  

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Black Holes are unique objects which allow for meaningful theoretical studies of strong gravity and even quantum gravity effects. An infalling and a distant observer would have very different views on the structure of the world. However, a careful analysis has shown that it entails no genuine contradictions for physics, and the paradigm of observer complementarity has been coined. Recently this picture was put into doubt. In particular, it was argued that in old Black Holes a firewall must form in order to protect the basic principles of quantum mechanics. This AMPS paradox has already been discussed in a vast number of papers with different attitudes and conclusions. Here we want to argue that a possible source of confusion is neglection of quantum gravity effects. Contrary to widespread perception, it does not necessarily mean that effective field theory is inapplicable in rather smooth neighbourhoods of large Black Hole horizons. The real offender might be an attempt to consistently use it over the huge distances from the near-horizon zone of old Black Holes to the early radiation. We give simple estimates to support this viewpoint and show how the Page time and (somewhat more speculative) scrambling time do appear.

Alexey Golovnev

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Miami-Dade County  

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, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon off- shore drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and sank two of oil per day. For the first time since the Deepwater Horizon platform sank, there is no oil leaking and 2 did not contain elevated levels of chemicals usually found in oil. DEP State Air Monitoring

Jawitz, James W.

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Optical geometry across the horizon  

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In a companion paper (Jonsson and Westman, Class. Quantum Grav. 23 (2006) 61), a generalization of optical geometry, assuming a non-shearing reference congruence, is discussed. Here we illustrate that this formalism can be applied to a finite four-volume of any spherically symmetric spacetime. In particular we apply the formalism, using a non-static reference congruence, to do optical geometry across the horizon of a static black hole. While the resulting geometry in principle is time dependent, we can choose the reference congruence in such a manner that an embedding of the geometry always looks the same. Relative to the embedded geometry the reference points are then moving. We discuss the motion of photons, inertial forces and gyroscope precession in this framework.

Rickard Jonsson

2007-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Northwest Area Foundation Horizons Program  

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Northwest Area Foundation Horizons Program Final Evaluation Report ­ Executive Summary Diane L by the Northwest Area Foundation in partnership with two national organizations and delivered by a number to remember that Horizons was not designed to reduce poverty, but instead to contribute to the Foundations

Amin, S. Massoud

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab August 1, 2013 6:45PM EDT to August 31, 2013...

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Black Hole Horizons and Black Hole Thermodynamics.  

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??This work investigates how black holes can be described in terms of different definitions of horizons. Global definitions in terms of event horizons and Killing (more)

Nielsen, Alex

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Odd-parity perturbations of self-similar Vaidya spacetime  

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We carry out an analytic study of odd-parity perturbations of the self-similar Vaidya space-times that admit a naked singularity. It is found that an initially finite perturbation remains finite at the Cauchy horizon. This holds not only for the gauge invariant metric and matter perturbation, but also for all the gauge invariant perturbed Weyl curvature scalars, including the gravitational radiation scalars. In each case, `finiteness' refers to Sobolev norms of scalar quantities on naturally occurring spacelike hypersurfaces, as well as pointwise values of these quantities.

Brien C. Nolan

2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Area theorem and smoothness of compact Cauchy horizons  

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We obtain an improved version of the area theorem for not necessarily differentiable horizons which, in conjunction with a recent result on the completeness of generators, allows us to prove that under the null energy condition every compactly generated Cauchy horizon is smooth and compact. We explore the consequences of this result for time machines, topology change, black holes and cosmic censorship. For instance, it is shown that compact Cauchy horizons cannot form in a non-empty spacetime which satisfies the stable dominant energy condition wherever there is some source content.

E. Minguzzi

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Area theorem and smoothness of compact Cauchy horizons  

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We obtain an improved version of the area theorem for not necessarily differentiable horizons which, in conjunction with a recent result on the completeness of generators, allows us to prove that under the null energy condition every compactly generated Cauchy horizon is smooth and compact. We explore the consequences of this result for time machines, topology change, black holes and cosmic censorship. For instance, it is shown that compact Cauchy horizons cannot form in a non-empty spacetime which satisfies the stable dominant energy condition wherever there is some source content.

Minguzzi, E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of local causal horizons  

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We propose an expression for the entropy density associated with the local causal horizons in any diffeomorphism-invariant theory of gravity. If the black-hole entropy of the theory satisfies the physical process version of the first law of thermodynamics, then our proposed entropy satisfies the Clausius relation. Thus, our study shows that the thermodynamic nature of the spacetime horizons is not restricted to the black holes; it also applies to the local causal horizons in the neighborhood of any point in the spacetime.

Arif Mohd and Sudipta Sarkar

2013-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Your Horizons Conference April 6  

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gets young women involved in math and science at 31st Expanding Your Horizons Conference April 6 March 4, 2010 Teacher conference also planned LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 4,...

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Topology of Event Horizons and Topological Censorship  

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We prove that, under certain conditions, the topology of the event horizon of a four dimensional asymptotically flat black hole spacetime must be a 2-sphere. No stationarity assumption is made. However, in order for the theorem to apply, the horizon topology must be unchanging for long enough to admit a certain kind of cross section. We expect this condition is generically satisfied if the topology is unchanging for much longer than the light-crossing time of the black hole. More precisely, let $M$ be a four dimensional asymptotically flat spacetime satisfying the averaged null energy condition, and suppose that the domain of outer communication $\\C_K$ to the future of a cut $K$ of $\\Sm$ is globally hyperbolic. Suppose further that a Cauchy surface $\\Sigma$ for $\\C_K$ is a topological 3-manifold with compact boundary $\\partial\\S$ in $M$, and $\\S'$ is a compact submanifold of $\\bS$ with spherical boundary in $\\S$ (and possibly other boundary components in $M/\\S$). Then we prove that the homology group $H_1(\\Sigma',Z)$ must be finite. This implies that either $\\partial\\S'$ consists of a disjoint union of 2-spheres, or $\\S'$ is nonorientable and $\\partial\\S'$ contains a projective plane. Further, $\\partial\\S=\\partial\\Ip[K]\\cap\\partial\\Im[\\Sp]$, and $\\partial \\Sigma$ will be a cross section of the horizon as long as no generator of $\\partial\\Ip[K]$ becomes a generator of $\\partial\\Im[\\Sp]$. In this case, if $\\S$ is orientable, the horizon cross section must consist of a disjoint union of 2-spheres.}

Ted Jacobson; Shankar Venkataramani

1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Black hole initial data with a horizon of prescribed intrinsic and extrinsic geometry  

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The purpose of this work is to construct asymptotically flat, time symmetric initial data with an apparent horizon of prescribed intrinsic and extrinsic geometry. To do this, we use the parabolic partial differential equation for prescribing scalar curvature. In this equation the horizon geometry is contained within the freely specifiable part of the metric. This contrasts with the conformal method in which the geometry of the horizon can only be specified up to a conformal factor.

Brian Smith

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx | Department...  

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Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx More Documents &...

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Horizon entropy and higher curvature equations of state  

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The Clausius relation between entropy change and heat flux has previously been used to derive Einstein's field equations as an equation of state. In that derivation the entropy is proportional to the area of a local causal horizon, and the heat is the energy flux across the horizon, defined relative to an approximate boost Killing vector. We examine here whether a similar derivation can be given for extensions beyond Einstein gravity to include higher derivative and higher curvature terms. We review previous proposals which, in our opinion, are problematic or incomplete. Refining one of these, we assume that the horizon entropy depends on an approximate local Killing vector in a way that mimics the diffeomorphism Noether charge that yields the entropy of a stationary black hole. We show how this can be made to work if various restrictions are imposed on the nature of the horizon slices and the approximate Killing vector. Also, an integrability condition on the assumed horizon entropy density must hold. This can yield field equations of a Lagrangian constructed algebraically from the metric and Riemann tensor, but appears unlikely to allow for derivatives of curvature in the Lagrangian.

Raf Guedens; Ted Jacobson; Sudipta Sarkar

2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Horizon: one year on  

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... In April 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and sank. With the pipe that had once ... there was "no actionable oil in the water or sediments of the deep water or offshore zones", it acknowledged that "quantitative estimates of remaining oil" were beyond its scope ...

Melissa Gaskill

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"  

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

Brian Cox

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"  

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

Brian Cox

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizons cannot save the Landscape  

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Solutions with anti-D3 branes in a Klebanov-Strassler geometry with positive charge dissolved in fluxes have a certain singularity corresponding to a diverging energy density of the RR and NS-NS three-form fluxes. There are many hopes and arguments for and against this singularity, and we attempt to settle the issue by examining whether this singularity can be cloaked by a regular event horizon. This is equivalent to the existence of asymptotically Klebanov-Tseytlin or Klebanov-Strassler black holes whose charge measured at the horizon has the opposite sign to the asymptotic charge. We find that no such KT solution exists. Furthermore, for a large class of KS black holes we considered, the charge at the horizon must also have the same sign as the asymptotic charge, and is completely determined by the temperature, the number of fractional branes and the gaugino masses of the dual gauge theory. Our result suggests that antibrane singularities in backgrounds with charge in the fluxes are unphysical, which in turn raises the question as to whether antibranes can be used to uplift AdS vacua to deSitter ones. Our results also point out to a possible instability mechanism for the antibranes.

Iosif Bena; Alex Buchel; Oscar J. C. Dias

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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FOAM: Expanding the Horizons of Climate Michael Tobis  

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on a project that expands the applicability of dynamic climate modeling to very long time scales. The FastFOAM: Expanding the Horizons of Climate Modeling Michael Tobis Mathematics and Computer Science passing, scientific supercomputing, climate, meteorology, oceanography, hydrology #12;Introduction Climate

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Deepwater Horizon Study Group 3 Environmental Report January 2011  

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 gallons) of oil had discharged into the Gulf of Mexico by the time the well was capped and sealed July 15 investment in developing environmentally-sensitive cleanup technologies. 1.1 Emulsification of Crude

Silver, Whendee

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Variable horizon in a peridynamic medium.  

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A notion of material homogeneity is proposed for peridynamic bodies with vari- able horizon but constant bulk properties. A relation is derived that scales the force state according to the position-dependent horizon while keeping the bulk properties un- changed. Using this scaling relation, if the horizon depends on position, artifacts called ghost forces may arise in a body under homogeneous deformation. These artifacts de- pend on the second derivative of horizon and can be reduced by use of a modified equilibrium equation using a new quantity called the partial stress . Bodies with piece- wise constant horizon can be modeled without ghost forces by using a technique called a splice between the regions. As a limiting case of zero horizon, both partial stress and splice techniques can be used to achieve local-nonlocal coupling. Computational examples, including dynamic fracture in a one-dimensional model with local-nonlocal coupling, illustrate the methods.

Silling, Stewart A.; Littlewood, David John; Seleson, Pablo

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon Accident and the Thinking, Engaged Workforce - 13265  

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On April 20, 2010, hydrocarbons escaped from the Macondo well into Transocean's Deepwater Horizon, resulting in fire and multiple explosions. 11 people on the rig died. The billion dollar Deepwater Horizon sank. 4.9 M gallons of product flowed from the well for 87 days creating an environmental nightmare for communities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. BP established a $20 B reserve to pay for damages. Investigations and legal culpability continue to this day. In September 2010, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) issued Significant Operating Experience Report (SOER) 10-2, Engaged, Thinking Organizations. The industry had experienced 11 events, 9 in US commercial nuclear utilities, and 2 international, that had disturbing trends. The underlying causes highlighted by INPO were inadequate recognition of risk, weaknesses in application of significant operating experience, tolerance of equipment and personnel problems, and a significant drift in standards. While the noted INPO problems and the Deepwater Horizon event appear to have nothing in common, they do exhibit similarities in a drift away from expected behavior on the part of front line workers and their supervisors. At the same time, hidden hazards are accumulating in the environment leading to error intolerant conditions. Without a good understanding of this concept, many organizations tend to focus on the person who 'touched it last', while missing the deeper organizational factors that led that individual to think that what they were doing was correct. An understanding of this failure model is important in reconstruction of events and crafting effective corrective actions. It is much more important, however, for leaders in high hazard industries to recognize when they are approaching error intolerant conditions and take steps immediately to add safety margin. (authors)

Rigot, William L. [Fluor Corporation, Technical Support Services (United States)] [Fluor Corporation, Technical Support Services (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon  

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uslhc.us uslhc.us Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon September 2012 Discoveries from the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, promise to rev- olutionize our understanding of the universe. With more than 1000 participants from 49 institutions across the country, US CMS is the largest national group in the 3,600-member international CMS collaboration. Supported by the US Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, the US CMS collaboration consists of more than 430 physicists, nearly 200 graduate students and more than 300 engineers, tech- nicians and computer scientists. The US CMS collaboration plays a vital role in the operation of the CMS detector and analysis of data from LHC collisions. US groups

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Horizon Batteries formerly Electrosource | Open Energy Information  

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Batteries formerly Electrosource Batteries formerly Electrosource Jump to: navigation, search Name Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource) Place Texas Sector Vehicles Product Manufacturer of high-power, light-weight batteries for use in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, engine-starting and telecommunication stand-by power applications. References Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource) is a company located in Texas . References ↑ "Horizon Batteries (formerly Electrosource)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Horizon_Batteries_formerly_Electrosource&oldid=346600

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ORISE: White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon event for improving...  

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Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges and Solutions White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon response, identifies approaches for radiological or...

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Similarity measurement in context  

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Context plays a crucial role when measuring the similarity of two concepts. Nonetheless, the modelling of context has been mostly neglected in existing similarity measurement theories. In this paper, we explore the influence of context in existing similarity ... Keywords: context, geospatial concepts, similarity measurement

Carsten Keler

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic horizons of ultra-high energy cosmic rays  

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The propagation of ultra-high energy cosmic rays in extragalactic magnetic fields can be diffusive, depending on the strength and properties of the fields. In some cases the propagation time of the particles can be comparable to the age of the universe, causing a suppression in the flux measured on Earth. In this work we use magnetic field distributions from cosmological simulations to assess the existence of a magnetic horizon at energies around 10$^{18}$ eV.

Batista, Rafael Alves

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advection-Dominated Accretion and the Black Hole Event Horizon  

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As the luminosity of an accreting black hole drops to a few percent of Eddington, the spectrum switches from the familiar soft state to a hard state that is well-described by a distended and tenuous advection-dominated accretion flow (ADAF). An ADAF is a poor radiator, and the ion temperature can approach 10^{12} K near the center, although the electrons are cooler, with their temperature typically capped at ~10^{9-11} K. The foundational papers predicted that the large thermal energy in an ADAF would drive strong winds and jets, as later observed and also confirmed in computer simulations. Of chief interest, however, is the accreting gas that races inward. It carries the bulk of the accretion energy as stored thermal energy, which vanishes without a trace as the gas passes through the hole's event horizon. One thus expects black holes in the ADAF regime to be unusually faint. Indeed, this is confirmed by a comparison of accreting stellar-mass black holes and neutron stars, which reside in very similar transient X-ray binary systems. The black holes are on average observed to be fainter by a factor of ~100-1000. The natural explanation is that a neutron star must radiate the advected thermal energy from its surface, whereas a black hole can hide the energy behind its event horizon. The case for an event horizon in Sagittarius A*, which is immune to caveats on jet outflows and is furthermore independent of the ADAF model, is especially compelling. These two lines of evidence for event horizons are impervious to counterarguments that invoke strong gravity or exotic stars.

Ramesh Narayan; Jeffrey E. McClintock

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Expanding Your Horizons scheduled for March 2  

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Expanding Your Horizons Expanding Your Horizons Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Expanding Your Horizons scheduled for March 2 The conference offers fifth- to 12th-grade girls opportunities to participate in hands-on workshops about science, technology, engineering, math and related fields. February 1, 2013 dummy image Read our archives. Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Up to 250 young women are expected to participate in the workshops that will include subjects such as computers and robots, veterinary medicine, cryptography and ocean science. This year the Santa Fe and Los Alamos Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conferences are combined into one, all-day session to be held on March 2 at

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DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" | Department of Energy  

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Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" January 19, 2006 - 10:51am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C.-The New Horizons spacecraft, powered by deep space battery technology developed by the Department of Energy's national laboratories, was successfully launched today from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on a 9-1/2 year journey to explore Pluto and its moons. The spacecraft will receive heat and electricity from a long-lasting plutonium-238 powered generator developed and assembled by scientists and engineers at the Idaho, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories. "This is an amazing mission when you think about the time, distance and harsh environment that the spacecraft will encounter," said Secretary of

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Vacuum non-expanding horizons and shear-free null geodesic congruences  

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We investigate the geometry of a particular class of null surfaces in space-time called vacuum Non-Expanding Horizons (NEHs). Using the spin-coefficient equation, we provide a complete description of the horizon geometry, as well as fixing a canonical choice of null tetrad and coordinates on a NEH. By looking for particular classes of null geodesic congruences which live exterior to NEHs but have the special property that their shear vanishes at the intersection with the horizon, a good cut formalism for NEHs is developed which closely mirrors asymptotic theory. In particular, we show that such null geodesic congruences are generated by arbitrary choice of a complex world-line in a complex four dimensional space, each such choice induces a CR structure on the horizon, and a particular world-line (and hence CR structure) may be chosen by transforming to a privileged tetrad frame.

T. M. Adamo; E. T. Newman

2009-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Data from Deepwater Horizon | Department of Energy  

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Data from Deepwater Horizon Data from Deepwater Horizon Data from Deepwater Horizon "Transparency is not only in the public interest, it is part of the scientific process. We want to make sure that independent scientists, engineers and other experts have every opportunity to review this information and make their own conclusions." -Secretary Chu As part of the Obama Administration's ongoing commitment to transparency surrounding the response to the BP oil spill, the Department of Energy is providing online access to schematics, pressure tests, diagnostic results and other data about the malfunctioning blowout preventer. Secretary Chu insisted on making the data widely available to ensure the public is as informed as possible, and to ensure that outside experts making recommendations have access to the same information that BP and the

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Self-Similar Abe Karplus  

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-----------------------------------------------------------------What is Fractal Dimension?! 22 Concept Derivation How does the Fractal Dimension of Sierpinski Objects, meaning that they call themselves. It is much like self-similarity; in fact, one way of creating self at the same time. So, in order to get around the problem, I had to create several copies of the script, one

Karplus, Kevin

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Revisiting Gribov's Copies Inside The Horizon  

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In this work, we recover the problem of legitimate topologically trivial Gribov copies inside the Gribov horizon. We avoid the reducibility problem which hampered the standard construction of van Baal, and then we are able to build a valid example with spherical symmetry. We also apply the same technique in the presence of a background of a Polyakov instanton in a Euclidian 3D spacetime, in order to study the effect of a non trivial environment in the generation of multiple copies inside the horizon.

R. R. Landim; V. E. R. Lemes; O. S. Ventura; L. C. Q. Vilar

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Holes as Conformal Field Theories on Horizons  

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We show that any nonextreme black hole can be described by a state with $L_0=E_R$ in a $D=2$ chiral conformal field theory with central charge $c=12E_R$ where $E_R$ is the dimensionless Rindler energy of the black hole. The theory lives in the very near horizon region, i.e. around the origin of Rindler space. Black hole hair is the momentum along the Euclidean dimensionless Rindler time direction. As evidence, we show that $D$--dimensional Schwarzschild black holes and $D=2$ dilatonic ones that are obtained from them by spherical reduction are described by the same conformal field theory states.

Halyo, Edi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Professor Satish Nagarajaiah  

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;Collapse / Oil Spill Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice Source: NYT/AP/flickr #12;Horizon Before Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice on any individual or company or industry or government. #12;#12;Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Offshore and Marine Systems Research @ Rice #12;Space Shuttle Columbia

Nagarajaiah, Satish

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Religious Similarity Among Siblings  

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for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Jeff Ackerman William McIntosh Committee Member, Sarah Gatson Head of Department, Mark Fossett May 2011 Major Subject: Sociology iii ABSTRACT Religious... Similarity Among Siblings. (May 2011) Layton Marshall Field, B.S., Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee; Dr. Jeff Ackerman Dr. William McIntosh For many individuals, religious development begins in the family. Previous...

Field, Layton

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Beams Overpass the Black Hole Horizon  

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We show that the electromagnetic excitations of the Kerr black hole have very strong back reaction on metric. In particular, the electromagnetic excitations aligned with the Kerr congruence form the light-like beams which overcome horizon, forming the holes in it, which allows matter to escape interior. So, there is no information lost inside the black hole. This effect is based exclusively on the analyticity of the algebraically special solutions.

Alexander Burinskii

2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon event for improving nuclear  

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Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges and Solutions White paper analyzes Deepwater Horizon response, identifies approaches for radiological or nuclear emergency planning The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill shares many of the same challenges associated with a radiological incident like the one considered in the Empire 09 exercise or even a much larger nuclear incident. By analyzing experiences during Deepwater Horizon, these challenges can be identified by the interagency in advance of a radiological or nuclear emergency and solutions made available. In the white paper Deepwater Horizon and Nuclear and Radiological Incidents: Common Challenges and Solutions (PDF, 462KB), ORISE examines the following three aspects of the Deepwater Horizon response:

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Delivery Cost Approximations for Inventory Routing Problems in a Rolling Horizon Framework  

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Delivery Cost Approximations for Inventory Routing Problems in a Rolling Horizon Framework Patrick Research Program, grant ARP-003 1 #12;Abstract The inventory routing problem considered in this paper is concerned with the repeated distribution of a commodity, such as heating oil, over a long period of time

Jaillet, Patrick

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Dark Energy in Light of the Cosmic Horizon  

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Based on dramatic observations of the CMB with WMAP and of Type Ia supernovae with the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based facilities, it is now generally believed that the Universe's expansion is accelerating. Within the context of standard cosmology, the Universe must therefore contain a third `dark' component of energy, beyond matter and radiation. However, the current data are still deemed insufficient to distinguish between an evolving dark energy component and the simplest model of a time-independent cosmological constant. In this paper, we examine the role played by our cosmic horizon R0 in our interrogation of the data, and reach the rather firm conclusion that the existence of a cosmological constant is untenable. The observations are telling us that R0=c t0, where t0 is the perceived current age of the Universe, yet a cosmological constant would drive R0 towards ct (where t is the cosmic time) only once, and that would have to occur right now. In contrast, scaling solutions simultaneously eliminate several conundrums in the standard model, including the `coincidence' and `flatness' problems, and account very well for the fact that R0=c t0. We show here that for such dynamical dark energy models, either R0=ct for all time (thus eliminating the apparent coincidence altogether), or that what we believe to be the current age of the universe is actually the horizon time th=R0/c, which is always shorter than t0. Our best fit to the Type Ia supernova data indicates that t0 would then have to be ~16.9 billion years. Though surprising at first, an older universe such as this would actually eliminate several other long-standing problems in cosmology, including the (too) early appearance of supermassive black holes (at a redshift > 6) and the glaring deficit of dwarf halos in the local group.

Fulvio Melia

2007-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Rolling-Horizon Algorithm for Scheduling under Time-Dependent  

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, USA #12;Introduction · Process operations are often subject to energy constraints ­ Heating (multiple due dates for each product) · Minimize total energy cost ­ Satisfy power availability constraints June 8, 2010 Session: Integrated Management 3 #12;Electricity market · Contracts between electricity

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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MARTINGALE MEASURES FOR DISCRETE TIME PROCESSES WITH INFINITE HORIZON  

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) Acknowledgement: We thank F. Delbaen, H. F¨ollmer, R. Haydon, B. Maurey, J. Orihuela, D. Preiss, M. Schweizer, W and a number of important steps in this direction ( Duffie­Huang (86), Back­Pliska (90), Stricker (90), Ansel­Stricke

Schachermayer, Walter

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Quantum Horizons of the Standard Model Landscape  

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The long-distance effective field theory of our Universe--the Standard Model coupled to gravity--has a unique 4D vacuum, but we show that it also has a landscape of lower-dimensional vacua, with the potential for moduli arising from vacuum and Casimir energies. For minimal Majorana neutrino masses, we find a near-continuous infinity of AdS3xS1 vacua, with circumference ~20 microns and AdS3 length 4x10^25 m. By AdS/CFT, there is a CFT2 of central charge c~10^90 which contains the Standard Model (and beyond) coupled to quantum gravity in this vacuum. Physics in these vacua is the same as in ours for energies between 10^-1 eV and 10^48 GeV, so this CFT2 also describes all the physics of our vacuum in this energy range. We show that it is possible to realize quantum-stabilized AdS vacua as near-horizon regions of new kinds of quantum extremal black objects in the higher-dimensional space--near critical black strings in 4D, near-critical black holes in 3D. The violation of the null-energy condition by the Casimir energy is crucial for these horizons to exist, as has already been realized for analogous non-extremal 3D black holes by Emparan, Fabbri and Kaloper. The new extremal 3D black holes are particularly interesting--they are (meta)stable with an entropy independent of hbar and G_N, so a microscopic counting of the entropy may be possible in the G_N->0 limit. Our results suggest that it should be possible to realize the larger landscape of AdS vacua in string theory as near-horizon geometries of new extremal black brane solutions.

Nima Arkani-Hamed; Sergei Dubovsky; Alberto Nicolis; Giovanni Villadoro

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM: W-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (W-SACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)  

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W-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (W-SACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

Widener, Kevin; Nelson, Dan; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Lindenmaier, Iosif [Andrei; Johnson, Karen

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ARM: Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scan (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)  

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Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scan (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

Bharadwaj, Nitin; Widener, Kevin

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ARM: X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)  

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X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Hemispherical Sky RHI Scans (6 horizon-to-horizon scans at 30-degree azimuth intervals)

Widener, Kevin; Nelson, Dan; Bharadwaj, Nitin; Lindenmaier, Iosif [Andrei; Johnson, Karen

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New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets...  

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New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets Commissioning Milestones Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP...

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A Receding Horizon Controller with a Parameter Estimator for Nuclear Reactor Power Distribution  

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A receding horizon control method is used to solve on-line, at each time step, an optimization problem for a finite future interval and to implement the first optimal control input as the current control input. The receding horizon control method is combined with a parameter estimator to overcome the problems of the linear modeling and time-varying characteristics of a process. It is a suitable control strategy for time-varying systems, in particular, because the parameter estimator identifies a controller design model recursively at each time step, and also the receding horizon controller recalculates an optimal input at each time step by using newly measured signals. The proposed controller is applied to the axial power distribution control in a pressurized water reactor. The reactor dynamics model used for computer simulations is a two-point xenon oscillation model in which the reactor core is axially divided into two regions (upper and lower halves) and each region is assumed to have a single input and a single output and to be coupled with the other region. It is shown from numerical simulations that the proposed controller exhibits very fast tracking responses due to the step and ramp changes of axial target shape and also works well in a time-varying parameter condition.

Na, Man Gyun; Jung, Dong Won; Lee, Sun Mi [Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)

2004-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Circular geodesics of Bardeen and Ayon-Beato-Garcia regular black-hole and no-horizon spacetimes  

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We study circular geodesic motion of test particles and photons in the Bardeen and Ayon-Beato-Garcia (ABG) geometry describing spherically symmetric regular black-hole or no-horizon spacetimes. While the Bardeen geometry is not exact solution of Einstein's equations, the ABG spacetime is related to self-gravitating charged sources governed by Einstein's gravity and non-linear electrodynamics. They both are characterized by the mass parameter $m$ and the charge parameter $g$. We demonstrate that in similarity to the Reissner-Nordstrom (RN) naked singularity spacetimes an antigravity static sphere should exist in all the no-horizon Bardeen and ABG solutions that can be sorrounded by a Keplerian accretion disc. However, contrary to the RN naked singularity spacetimes, the ABG no-horizon spacetimes with parameter $g/m > 2$ can contain also an additional inner Keplerian disc hidden under the static antigravity sphere. Properties of the geodesic structure are reflected by simple observationally relevant optical phe...

Stuchlik, Zdenek

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assess Plan Restore DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL NRDA TRUSTEES  

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workers. Millions of gallons of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. BP agrees to provide $1 billionAssess Plan Restore DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL NRDA TRUSTEES Early Restoration, Phase III A guide DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TRUSTEES OCTOBER 2014 2 On April 20, 2011

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Finite-Horizon Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Sensors  

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Finite-Horizon Optimal Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Sensors Rahul Vaze School: krishnaj@ee.iitm.ac.in Abstract--In this paper, we derive optimal transmission poli- cies for energy harvesting sensors to maximize the utility obtained over a finite horizon. First, we consider a single energy

Jagannathan, Krishna

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems |  

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems January 30, 2008 - 6:47pm Addthis Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space plasma experiments are run by the Department of Energy's Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). | Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI) Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems |  

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New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems New Horizons Mission Powered by Space Radioisotope Power Systems January 30, 2008 - 6:47pm Addthis Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space plasma experiments are run by the Department of Energy's Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). | Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI) Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft during its planned encounter with Pluto and its moon, Charon. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space

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Horizon news function and quasi-local energy-momentum flux near black hole  

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From the 'quasi-local' definition of horizons, e.g. isolated horizon and dynamical horizon, the consequence quasi-local energy-momentum near horizons can be observed by using the idea of frame alignment. In particular, we find the horizon news function from the asymptotic expansion near horizons and use this to describe the gravitational flux and change of mass of a black hole.

Yu-Huei Wu

2007-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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SunLine Expands Horizons with Fuel Cell Bus Demo. Hydrogen, Fuel...  

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

Expands Horizons with Fuel Cell Bus Demo. Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program, Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration Projects (Fact Sheet). SunLine Expands Horizons...

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From Color Glass Condensate to Quark Gluon Plasma through the event horizon  

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We propose a new thermalization scenario for heavy ion collisions which at sufficiently high energies implies the phase transition to the quark--gluon plasma. The key ingredient of our approach is the Hawking--Unruh effect: an observer moving with an acceleration $a$ experiences the influence of a thermal bath with an effective temperature $T = a / 2\\pi$, similar to the one present in the vicinity of a black hole horizon. For electric charges moving in external electromagnetic fields of realistic strength, the resulting temperature appears too small to be detected. However for partons in strong color fields the effect should be observable: in the Color Glass Condensate picture, the strength of the color-electric field is $E \\sim Q_s^2/g$ ($Q_s$ is the saturation scale, and $g$ is the strong coupling), the typical acceleration is $a \\sim Q_s$, and the heat bath temperature is $T = Q_s / 2\\pi \\sim 200$ MeV. In nuclear collisions at sufficiently high energies the effect can induce a rapid thermalization over the time period of $\\tau \\simeq 2\\pi/Q_s \\simeq 1\\ {\\rm fm}$ accompanied by phase transitions. We consider a specific example of chiral symmetry restoration induced by a rapid deceleration of the colliding nuclei. We argue that parton saturation in the initial nuclear wave functions is a necessary pre--condition for the formation of quark--gluon plasma. We discuss the implications of our "black hole thermalization" scenario for various observables in relativistic heavy ion collisions.

Dmitri Kharzeev; Kirill Tuchin

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Horizon Horizontal Platform | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Horizontal Platform Horizontal Platform < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Horizon Horizontal Platform.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Elgen Wave Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Floating Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description Horizon is an array of specialized point absorbers contained in an ultra stable floating platform The unique design of the platform causes it to be entirely unaffected by waves and swells allowing it to remain almost perfectly motionless Horizon converts energy on both the up and down strokes of the floats This oscillating bi directional motion is converted to a rotating mono directional motion by horizon s unique linear drive converters The output drive shaft is connected to a generator which in turn is connected to a transmission line laid on the ocean floor running to the utility grid on land

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Acoustic measurement of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well flow rate  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

On May 31, 2010, a direct acoustic measurement method was used to quantify fluid leakage rate from the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well prior to removal of its broken riser. This method utilized an acoustic imaging sonar and ...

Camilli, Richard

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Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...the families of the 11 workers who lost their lives on...technicians, response workers, and managers inside...Fellowship program and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and...Deepwater Horizon Response Workers: Health Hazard Evaluation...

Jane Lubchenco; Marcia K. McNutt; Gabrielle Dreyfus; Steven A. Murawski; David M. Kennedy; Paul T. Anastas; Steven Chu; Tom Hunter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green functions and Euclidean fields near the bifurcate Killing horizon  

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We approximate a Euclidean version of a D+1 dimensional manifold with a bifurcate Killing horizon by a product of a two-dimensional Rindler space and a D-1 dimensional manifold M. We obtain approximate formulas for the Green functions. We study the behaviour of Green functions near the horizon and their dimensional reduction. We show that if M is compact then the massless minimally coupled quantum field contains a zero mode which is a conformal invariant free field on R^2. Then, the Green function near the horizon can be approximated by the Green function of the two-dimensional quantum field theory. The correction term is exponentially small away from the horizon. If the volume of a geodesic ball is growing to infinity with its radius then the Green function cannot be approximated by a two-dimensional one.

Z. Haba

2007-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal seafood safety response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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Federal seafood safety response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 10...Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA 98112;bNational Seafood Inspection Laboratory, andbNational Seafood Inspection Laboratory, andbNational Seafood Inspection...

Gina M. Ylitalo; Margaret M. Krahn; Walton W. Dickhoff; John E. Stein; Calvin C. Walker; Cheryl L. Lassitter; E. Spencer Garrett; Lisa L. Desfosse; Karen M. Mitchell; Brandi T. Noble; Steven Wilson; Nancy B. Beck; Ronald A. Benner; Peter N. Koufopoulos; Robert W. Dickey

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A note on electrical and thermodynamic properties of Isolated Horizon  

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The electrical laws and Carnot cycle of Isolated Horizon (IH) are investigated in this paper. We establish the Ohm's law and Joule's law of an Isolated Horizon, and find that the conceptual picture of black holes (Membrane Paradigm) can also apply to this kind of quasi-local black holes. We also investigate the geometrical properties near a non-rotating IH, and find that under the first-order approximation of r, there exist a Killing vector and a Hamiltonian conjugate to it, so this vector is a physical observer. We calculate the energy as measured at infinity of a particle at rest outside a non-rotating IH, and use this result to construct a reversible Carnot cycle with the Isolated Horizon as a cold reservoir, which confirms the thermodynamic nature of Isolated Horizon.

Gerui Chen; Xiaoning Wu; Sijie Gao

2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A note on electrical and thermodynamic properties of Isolated Horizon  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The electrical laws and Carnot cycle of Isolated Horizon (IH) are investigated in this paper. We establish the Ohm's law and Joule's law of an Isolated Horizon, and find that the conceptual picture of black holes (Membrane Paradigm) can also apply to this kind of quasi-local black holes. We also investigate the geometrical properties near a non-rotating IH, and find that under the first-order approximation of r, there exist a Killing vector and a Hamiltonian conjugate to it, so this vector is a physical observer. We calculate the energy as measured at infinity of a particle at rest outside a non-rotating IH, and use this result to construct a reversible Carnot cycle with the Isolated Horizon as a cold reservoir, which confirms the thermodynamic nature of Isolated Horizon.

Chen, Gerui; Gao, Sijie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General first law and thermodynamics of horizon/matter systems  

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The first law of thermodynamics is derived for bounded, static, spherically symmetric spacetimes which include a matter distribution and either a black-hole or cosmological horizon. Heat capacities associated with horizon/matter systems are calculated. It is found that if the surface area of the boundary is held fixed, the heat capacity of a system including a black hole can always be made positive by including a matter distribution of sufficient density. The heat capacity associated with a system including a cosmological horizon and a matter distribution may be positive or negative depending on the matter configuration, but must always be negative in the limit that the boundary approaches the horizon. A discussion is given of the case in which the cosmological constant is allowed to vary. It is found that the Hawking-Coleman mechanisms for explaining the low value of the cosmological constant are not well defined.

G. Hayward

1991-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On the conversion of rest energy in horizon energy  

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It is shown that the Verlinde formula for the entropy variation of a holographic screen is a consequence of the conversion of the particle energy in horizon energy. The special role played by the particular displacement $\\Delta x = c^{2}/a$ is emphasized, $a$ being the particle acceleration. Using the Heisenberg Principle we show that the energy on the causal horizon (viewed as a holographic screen) of an inertial observer is proportional to its radius, as for a black hole.

Hristu Culetu

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons"  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

January 19, 2006 January 19, 2006 DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons" WASHINGTON, D.C.-The New Horizons spacecraft, powered by deep space battery technology developed by the Department of Energy's national laboratories, was successfully launched today from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on a 9-1/2 year journey to explore Pluto and its moons. The spacecraft will receive heat and electricity from a long-lasting plutonium-238 powered generator developed and assembled by scientists and engineers at the Idaho, Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories. "This is an amazing mission when you think about the time, distance and harsh environment that the spacecraft will encounter," said Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman. "Developing the technology to sustain the

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Extending the Search for Neutrino Point Sources with IceCube above the Horizon  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Point source searches with the IceCube neutrino telescope have been restricted to one hemisphere, due to the exclusive selection of upward going events as a way of rejecting the atmospheric muon background. We show that the region above the horizon can be included by suppressing the background through energy-sensitive cuts. This improves the sensitivity above PeV energies, previously not accessible for declinations of more than a few degrees below the horizon due to the absorption of neutrinos in Earth. We present results based on data collected with 22 strings of IceCube, extending its field of view and energy reach for point source searches. No significant excess above the atmospheric background is observed in a sky scan and in tests of source candidates. Upper limits are reported, which for the first time cover point sources in the southern sky up to EeV energies.

R. Abbasi et al. (IceCube Collaboration)

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearly extremal apparent horizons in simulations of merging black holes  

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The spin angular momentum $S$ of an isolated Kerr black hole is bounded by the surface area $A$ of its apparent horizon: $8\\pi S \\le A$, with equality for extremal black holes. In this paper, we explore the extremality of individual and common apparent horizons for merging, rapidly spinning binary black holes. We consider simulations of merging black holes with equal masses $M$ and initial spin angular momenta aligned with the orbital angular momentum, including new simulations with spin magnitudes up to $S/M^2 = 0.994$. We measure the area and (using approximate Killing vectors) the spin on the individual and common apparent horizons, finding that the inequality $8\\pi S extremality by computing the smallest value that Booth and Fairhurst's extremality parameter can take for any scaling. Using this lower bound, we conclude that the common horizons are at least moderately close to extremal just after they appear. Finally, following Lovelace et al. (2008), we construct quasiequilibrium binary-black-hole initial data with "overspun" marginally trapped surfaces with $8\\pi S > A$ and for which our lower bound on their Booth-Fairhurst extremality exceeds unity. These superextremal surfaces are always surrounded by marginally outer trapped surfaces (i.e., by apparent horizons) with $8\\pi Sextremality lower bound on the enclosing apparent horizon is always less than unity but can exceed the value for an extremal Kerr black hole. (Abstract abbreviated.)

Geoffrey Lovelace; Mark A. Scheel; Robert Owen; Matthew Giesler; Reza Katebi; Bela Szilagyi; Tony Chu; Nicholas Demos; Daniel A. Hemberger; Lawrence E. Kidder; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Nousha Afshari

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

86

How Does a Fundamental String Stretch its Horizon?  

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It has recently been shown that if we take into account a class of higher derivative corrections to the effective action of heterotic string theory, the entropy of the black hole solution representing elementary string states correctly reproduces the statistical entropy computed from the degeneracy of elementary string states. So far the form of the solution has been analyzed at distance scales large and small compared to the string scale. We analyze the solution that interpolates between these two limits and point out a subtlety in constructing such a solution due to the presence of higher derivative terms in the effective action. We also study the T-duality transformation rules to relate the moduli fields of the effective field theory to the physical compactification radius in the presence of higher derivative corrections and use these results to find the physical radius of compactification near the horizon of the black hole. The radius approaches a finite value even though the corresponding modulus field vanishes. Finally we discuss the non-leading contribution to the black hole entropy due to space-time quantum corrections to the effective action and the ambiguity involved in comparing this result to the statistical entropy.

Ashoke Sen

2004-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

87

Dynamical horizon entropy and equilibrium thermodynamics of generalized gravity theories  

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We study the relation between the thermodynamics and field equations of generalized gravity theories on the dynamical trapping horizon with sphere symmetry. We assume the entropy of a dynamical horizon as the Noether charge associated with the Kodama vector and point out that it satisfies the second law when a Gibbs equation holds. We generalize two kinds of Gibbs equations to Gauss-Bonnet gravity on any trapping horizon. Based on the quasilocal gravitational energy found recently for f(R) gravity and scalar-tensor gravity in some special cases, we also build up the Gibbs equations, where the nonequilibrium entropy production, which is usually invoked to balance the energy conservation, is just absorbed into the modified Wald entropy in the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker spacetime with slowly varying horizon. Moreover, the equilibrium thermodynamic identity remains valid for f(R) gravity in a static spacetime. Our work provides an alternative treatment to reinterpret the nonequilibrium correction and supports the idea that the horizon thermodynamics is universal for generalized gravity theories.

Wu Shaofeng; Ge Xianhui; Yang Guohong [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200444 (China); Shanghai Key Lab of Astrophysics, Shanghai, 200234 (China); Zhang Pengming [Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou, 730000 (China)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

88

EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC | Open Energy Information  

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EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC EaglePicher Horizon Batteries LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name EaglePicher Horizon Batteries, LLC Place Dearborn, Michigan Zip MI 48126 Product Joint Venture developing, manufacturing and distributing a breakthrough, high performance sealed lead-acid battery. Coordinates 39.520064°, -94.770486° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.520064,"lon":-94.770486,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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RTG-History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons  

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RTG -- History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons RTG -- History, the Curiosity, and New Horizons Curiosity · New Horizons · Voyager · Resources with Additional Information DOE's RTG is doing it again. The Department's Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) is providing continuous power to the Mars rover Curiosity. The Multi-Mission RTG was constructed, assembled and tested by the Department and the Idaho, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.* Los Alamos was also involved in designing and building the ChemCam, which recently set it sights on the first Martian target, and zapped its first Martian rock. Twelve Months in Two Minutes: Curiosity's First Year on Mars (video) - *Edited excerpt from Nuclear Systems Powering a Mission to Mars RTG Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG)

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Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx  

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Transmission Infrastructure Program Transmission Infrastructure Program Western Area Power Administration P.O. Box 281213 Lakewood, CO 80228-8213 Via email: txprogram@wapa.gov April 3, 2009 Re: Notice of Proposed Program and Request for Public Comments regarding the implementation of section 402 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 74 Fed. Reg. 9391-9393 (Mar. 4, 2009). Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of Horizon Wind Energy LLC ("Horizon"), I am pleased to submit comments on Western Area Power Administration ('Western')'s proposed implementation of section 402 of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. Horizon develops, constructs, owns and operates wind farms throughout North America. Based

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Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsors 30th Expanding Your Horizons  

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Expanding your horizons conference Expanding your horizons conference Los Alamos National Laboratory cosponsors 30th Expanding Your Horizons conference The young women will participate in hands-on activities related to fields, such as astronomy, aerospace, chemistry, and earth science. March 16, 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.

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Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy | Open Energy  

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Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy Horizon Wind Energy formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Horizon Wind Energy (formerly Zilkha Renewable Energy) Place Houston, Texas Zip 77002 Sector Wind energy Product Windfarm project developer involved from site sourcing to construction and commissioning of wind farms. Coordinates 29.76045°, -95.369784° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.76045,"lon":-95.369784,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

93

Recovering information of tunneling spectrum from Weakly Isolated Horizon  

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In this paper we investigate the properties of tunneling spectrum from weakly isolated horizon(WIH). We find that there are correlations among Hawking radiations from weakly isolated horizon, the information can be carried out in terms of correlations between sequential emissions, and the radiation is an entropy conservation process. We generalize Refs.[11-13]' results to a more general spacetime. Through revisiting the calculation of tunneling spectrum of weakly isolated horizon, we find that Ref.[12]'s requirement that radiating particles have the same angular momenta of unit mass as that of black hole is not needed, and the energy and angular momenta of emitting particles are very arbitrary which should be restricted only by keeping the cosmic censorship of black hole.

Ge-Rui Chen; Yong-Chang Huang

2014-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Horizons Inc - OH 05  

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Horizons Inc - OH 05 Horizons Inc - OH 05 FUSRAP Considered Sites Site: HORIZONS, INC. (OH.05 ) Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP Designated Name: Not Designated Alternate Name: Clecon, Inc. Lamotite, Inc. OH.05-1 OH.05-1 Location: 2909 East 79th Street , Cleveland , Ohio OH.05-2 OH.05-3 Evaluation Year: 1985 OH.05-1 Site Operations: Conducted research development work on a process for preparation of zirconium by fused salt electrolysis; and conducted work on production of thorium metal by fused salt electrolysis. OH.05-4 OH.05-5 Site Disposition: Eliminated - No Authority OH.05-1 Radioactive Materials Handled: Yes Primary Radioactive Materials Handled: Thorium OH.05-4 Radiological Survey(s): Yes OH.05-3 Site Status: Eliminated from consideration under FUSRAP

95

Invariance Violation Extends the Cosmic Ray Horizon?  

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We postulate in the present paper that the energy-momentum relation is modified for very high energy particles to violate Lorentz invariance and the speed of photon is changed from the light velocity c. The violation effect is amplified, in a sensitive way to detection, through the modified kinematical constraints on the conservation of energy and momentum, in the absorption process of gamma-rays colliding against photons of longer wavelengths and converting into an electron-positron pair. For gamma-rays of energies higher than 10 TeV, the minimum energy of the soft photons for the reaction and then the absorption mean free path of gamma-rays are altered by orders of magnitude from the ones conventionally estimated. Consideration is similarly applied to high energy cosmic ray protons. The consequences may require the standard assumptions on the maximum distance that very high energy radiation can travel from to be revised.

Kifune, T

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Invariance Violation Extends the Cosmic Ray Horizon ?  

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We postulate in the present paper that the energy-momentum relation is modified for very high energy particles to violate Lorentz invariance and the speed of photon is changed from the light velocity c. The violation effect is amplified, in a sensitive way to detection, through the modified kinematical constraints on the conservation of energy and momentum, in the absorption process of gamma-rays colliding against photons of longer wavelengths and converting into an electron-positron pair. For gamma-rays of energies higher than 10 TeV, the minimum energy of the soft photons for the reaction and then the absorption mean free path of gamma-rays are altered by orders of magnitude from the ones conventionally estimated. Consideration is similarly applied to high energy cosmic ray protons. The consequences may require the standard assumptions on the maximum distance that very high energy radiation can travel from to be revised.

T. Kifune

1999-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

97

HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 9 Autumn 2011  

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source to replace fossil fuels. #12;Welcome to the latest issue of Horizons, showcasing our research are all aware of the necessity to develop a viable alternative energy source to replace fossil fuels) ·Investing in the health and wellbeing of future generations (Issue 8) ·Using maths to increase opportunities

Guo, Zaoyang

98

Regularized and Adaptive Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimation of Bottomhole  

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Pressure Drilling; Moving Horizon Estimation; Regularization. 1. INTRODUCTION Oil well drilling-to-atmosphere approach of conventional oil drilling attempts to meet inequality (1) by adjusting only the pump speed dynamics. For a more comprehensive intro- duction to oil well drilling, please refer to Devereux (1999

Johansen, Tor Arne

99

HorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 7 Autumn 2010  

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to improve solar cell efficiency and drive down the cost of photovoltaic technology (page 6), applying A comprehensive database of medieval Scots Blazing a trail 06 Improving the efficiency of solar cell technologyHorizonsInnovation at Glasgow Issue 7 Autumn 2010 Blazing a trail towards solar cell success 06

Guo, Zaoyang

100

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world  

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Research and the Bioeconomy 3. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy 4. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport and reflective societies is a prerequisite for a sustainable European integration 10 Crisi Integrazione+ Horizon 2020 ­ Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world ­ Inclusive, Innovative

Schettini, Raimondo

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101

SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY  

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are being developed including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar the role energy storage can play. Many complex environmental factors must also be fully addressed earlySC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY Sustainable Energy Opportunities, Options

102

A moving horizon solution to the gas pipeline optimization problem  

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A moving horizon solution to the gas pipeline optimization problem EWO MEETING, Fall 2010 Ajit Gopalakrishnan Advisor: L. T. Biegler #12;Background: Gas pipeline optimization 2 Gas pipeline networks optimization Load forecast Weather, load history Controller #12;Pipeline modeling [Baumrucker & Biegler, 09

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

103

Self-similar perfect fluids  

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Space-times admitting an $r$-parameter Lie group of homotheties are studied for $r > 2$ devoting a special attention to those representing perfect fluid solutions to Einstein's field equations.

J. Carot; A. M. Sintes

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

104

Absorption on horizon-wrapped branes  

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We compute the absorption cross section of space-time scalars on a static D2 rane, in global coordinates, wrapped on the S^2 of an AdS_2 X S^2 X CY_3 geometry. We discuss its relevance for the construction of the dual quantum mechanics of Calabi-Yau black holes.

S. Ansari; G. Panotopoulos; I. Sachs

2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

105

NEW HORIZONS NORTHWEST MICHIGAN HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION  

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important fruit crops, including wine grapes, plums, peaches, apricots, pears, strawberries and raspberries for the fruit industry. #12;2 Objective 1: Continue to improve the quality, convenience and timeliness of real-time information that will enhance IPM implementation. Action: · Increase the amount of information

106

Formation of naked singularities in five-dimensional space-time  

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We numerically investigate the gravitational collapse of collisionless particles in spheroidal configurations both in four- and five-dimensional (5D) space-time. We repeat the simulation performed by Shapiro and Teukolsky (1991) that announced an appearance of a naked singularity, and also find similar results in the 5D version. That is, in a collapse of a highly prolate spindle, the Kretschmann invariant blows up outside the matter and no apparent horizon forms. We also find that the collapses in 5D proceed more rapidly than in 4D, and the critical prolateness for the appearance of an apparent horizon in 5D is loosened, compared to 4D cases. We also show how collapses differ with spatial symmetries comparing 5D evolutions in single-axisymmetry, SO(3), and those in double-axisymmetry, U(1)xU(1).

Yamada, Yuta [Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Osaka Institute of Technology, 1-79-1 Kitayama, Hirakata, Osaka 573-0196 (Japan); Shinkai, Hisa-aki [Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Osaka Institute of Technology, 1-79-1 Kitayama, Hirakata, Osaka 573-0196 (Japan); Computational Astrophysics Laboratory, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

107

Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume  

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of Gulf of Mexico from other historic offshore oil spillsHorizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest andDeepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of

Lu, Z.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume  

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Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest andof Gulf of Mexico from other historic offshore oil spillsDeepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of

Lu, Z.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Using atmospheric fallout to date organic horizon layers and quantify metal dynamics during decomposition  

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- tribution of geochemical tracers from weapons fallout, air pollution, and a direct 207 Pb application at one by the recent suggestion that metals are mined from deeper horizons and brought into the O horizon via

Heimsath, Arjun M.

110

U.S. Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon | Department of...  

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Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon U.S. Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon January 29, 2015 - 2:35pm Addthis Solar demand in the U.S. is growing, and U.S. solar...

111

Deepwater Horizon Study Finds Crude Oil Harmful to Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna  

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occurred on April 20, 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig collapsed and exploded, leaving oil

Grosell, Martin

112

RNA-Seq reveals complex genetic response to deepwater horizon oil release in Fundulus grandis  

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the Deepwater Hori- zon oil drilling platform initiated theoil resulting from the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon (DH) drilling

Garcia, Tzintzuni I; Shen, Yingjia; Crawford, Douglas; Oleksiak, Marjorie F; Whitehead, Andrew; Walter, Ronald B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

The New Horizons Pluto Kuiper belt Mission: An Overview with Historical Context  

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is powered by a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG). The top level goals of the New Horizons science

Stern, S. Alan

114

Is thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon a Bekenstein system?  

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In this brief communication, we have studied the validity of the first law of thermodynamics for the universe bounded by event horizon with two examples. The key point is the appropriate choice of the temperature on the event horizon. Finally, we have concluded that universe bounded by the event horizon may be a Bekenstein system and the Einstein's equations and the first law of thermodynamics on the event horizons are equivalent.

Subenoy Chakraborty

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

115

Review of flow rate estimates of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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...actions accordingly. The Deepwater Horizon oil platform suffered a catastrophic explosion and...produced before the Deepwater Horizon accident. Based on the success of this approach...Release Following the Deepwater Horizon Accident. Report of the DOE-NNSA Flow Analysis...

Marcia K. McNutt; Rich Camilli; Timothy J. Crone; George D. Guthrie; Paul A. Hsieh; Thomas B. Ryerson; Omer Savas; Frank Shaffer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

On horizons and the cosmic landscape  

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Susskind claims in his recent book The Cosmic Landscape that evidence for the existence and nature of `pocket universes' in a multiverse would be available in the detailed nature of the Cosmic Blackbody Background Radiation that constantly bathes all parts of our observable universe. I point out that acceptance of the complex chain of argument involved does not imply possible experimental verification of multiverses at the present time. Rather this claim relates only to theoretically possible observations in the very far future of the universe.

George F R Ellis

2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

117

Design of a Receding Horizon Control System for Nuclear Reactor Power Distribution  

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A receding horizon control method is applied to the axial power distribution control in a pressurized water reactor. The basic concept of receding horizon control is to solve on-line, at each sampling instant, an optimization problem for a finite future and to implement the first optimal control input as the current control input. Thus, it is a suitable control strategy for time-varying systems. The reactor model used for computer simulations is a two-point xenon oscillation model based on the nonlinear xenon and iodine balance equations and a one-group, one-dimensional, neutron diffusion equation with nonlinear power reactivity feedback that adequately describes axial oscillations and treats the nonlinearities explicitly. The reactor core is axially divided into two regions, and each region has one input and one output and is coupled with the other region. Through numerical simulations, it is shown that the proposed control algorithm exhibits very fast tracking responses due to the step and ramp changes of axial target shape and also works well in a time-varying parameter condition.

Na, Man Gyun [Chosun University (Korea, Republic of)

2001-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

118

Leak Testing and Implications of Operations to Locate Leak Horizons at West Hackberry Well 108  

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The Strategic Petroleum Reserve site at West Hackberry, Louisiana has historically experienced casing leaks. Numerous West Hackberry oil storage caverns have wells exhibiting communication between the interior 10 3/4 x 20-inch (oil) annulus and the ''outer cemented'' 20 x 26-inch annulus. Well 108 in Cavern 108 exhibits this behavior. It is thought that one, if not the primary, cause of this communication is casing thread leaks at the 20-inch casing joints combined with microannuli along the cement casing interfaces and other cracks/flaws in the cemented 20 x 26-inch annulus. An operation consisting of a series of nitrogen leak tests, similar to cavern integrity tests, was performed on Cavern 108 in an effort to determine the leak horizons and to see if these leak horizons coincided with those of casing joints. Certain leaky, threaded casing joints were identified between 400 and 1500 feet. A new leak detection procedure was developed as a result of this test, and this methodology for identifying and interpreting such casing joint leaks is presented in this report. Analysis of the test data showed that individual joint leaks could be successfully identified, but not without some degree of ambiguity. This ambiguity is attributed to changes in the fluid content of the leak path (nitrogen forcing out oil) and possibly to very plausible changes in characteristics of the flow path during the test. These changes dominated the test response and made the identification of individual leak horizons difficult. One consequence of concern from the testing was a progressive increase in the leak rate measured during testing due to nitrogen cleaning small amounts of oil out of the leak paths and very likely due to the changes of the leak path during the flow test. Therefore, careful consideration must be given before attempting similar tests. Although such leaks have caused no known environmental or economic problems to date, the leaks may be significant because of the potential for future problems. To mitigate future problems, some repair scenarios are discussed including injection of sealants.

SATTLER, ALLAN R.; EHGARTNER, BRIAN L.; PIECHOCKI, ALAN

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

ORISE: DeepwaterHorizon and Nuclear & Radiological Incidents  

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Wi l l i a m H a l e y Wi l l i a m H a l e y B r a d P o t t e r C o mm o n C h a l l e n g e s a n d S o l u t i o n s J u n e 2 0 1 1 D e e p w a t e r H o r i z o n a n dN u c l e a r & R a d i o l o g i c a l I n c i d e n t s The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill shares many of the same challenges associated with a radiological incident like the one considered in the Empire 09 1 exercise or even a much larger nuclear incident. By analyzing experiences during Deepwater Horizon, these challenges can be identified by the interagency in advance of a radiological or nuclear emergency and solutions made available. Establishing and staffing a UnifiEd Command strUCtUrE The demands of Deepwater Horizon challenged the traditional response construct envisioned by national planning systems.

120

Gauss-Bonnet black holes with nonconstant curvature horizons  

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We investigate static and dynamical n({>=}6)-dimensional black holes in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity of which horizons have the isometries of an (n-2)-dimensional Einstein space with a condition on its Weyl tensor originally given by Dotti and Gleiser. Defining a generalized Misner-Sharp quasilocal mass that satisfies the unified first law, we show that most of the properties of the quasilocal mass and the trapping horizon are shared with the case with horizons of constant curvature. It is shown that the Dotti-Gleiser solution is the unique vacuum solution if the warp factor on the (n-2)-dimensional Einstein space is nonconstant. The quasilocal mass becomes constant for the Dotti-Gleiser black hole and satisfies the first law of the black-hole thermodynamics with its Wald entropy. In the non-negative curvature case with positive Gauss-Bonnet constant and zero cosmological constant, it is shown that the Dotti-Gleiser black hole is thermodynamically unstable. Even if it becomes locally stable for the nonzero cosmological constant, it cannot be globally stable for the positive cosmological constant.

Maeda, Hideki [Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469, Valdivia (Chile)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Real-time Multi-period truckload routing problems  

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In this thesis we consider a multi-period truckload pick-up and delivery problem dealing with real-time requests over a finite time horizon. We introduce the notion of postponement of requests, whereby the company can ...

Limpaitoon, Tanachai

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Adaptive Event Horizon Tracking and Critical Phenomena in Binary Black Hole Coalescence  

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This work establishes critical phenomena in the topological transition of black hole coalescence. We describe and validate a computational front tracking event horizon solver, developed for generic studies of the black hole coalescence problem. We then apply this to the Kastor - Traschen axisymmetric analytic solution of the extremal Maxwell - Einstein black hole merger with cosmological constant. The surprising result of this computational analysis is a power law scaling of the minimal throat proportional to time. The minimal throat connecting the two holes obeys this power law during a short time immediately at the beginning of merger. We also confirm the behavior analytically. Thus, at least in one axisymmetric situation a critical phenomenon exists. We give arguments for a broader universality class than the restricted requirements of the Kastor - Traschen solution.

Scott A. Caveny; Richard A. Matzner

2003-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

123

Gdel black hole, closed timelike horizon, and the study of particle emissions  

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We show that a particle, with positive orbital angular momentum, following an outgoing null/timelike geodesic, shall never reach the closed timelike horizon (CTH) present in the $(4+1)$-dimensional rotating G\\"{o}del black hole space-time. Therefore a large part of this space-time remains inaccessible to a large class of geodesic observers, depending on the conserved quantities associated with them. We discuss how this fact and the existence of the closed timelike curves present in the asymptotic region make the quantum field theoretic study of the Hawking radiation, where the asymptotic observer states are a pre-requisite, unclear. However, the semiclassical approach provides an alternative to verify the Smarr formula derived recently for the rotating G\\"{o}del black hole. We present a systematic analysis of particle emissions, specifically for scalars, charged Dirac spinors and vectors, from this black hole via the semiclassical complex path method.

Sourav Bhattacharya; Anirban Saha

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

124

Black hole fireworks: quantum-gravity effects outside the horizon spark black to white hole tunneling  

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We show that there is a classical metric satisfying the Einstein equations outside a finite spacetime region where matter collapses into a black hole and then emerges from a white hole. We compute this metric explicitly. We show how quantum theory determines the (long) time for the process to happen. A black hole can thus quantum-tunnel into a white hole. For this to happen, quantum gravity should affect the metric also in a small region outside the horizon: we show that contrary to what is commonly assumed, this is not forbidden by causality or by the semiclassical approximation, because quantum effects can pile up over a long time. This scenario alters radically the discussion on the black hole information puzzle.

Hal M. Haggard; Carlo Rovelli

2014-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

125

Through the looking glass: why the 'cosmic horizon' is not a horizon  

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......conformal time remaining in equation (10), we are equally at liberty to determine if the universe had a finite conformal past...Masters research. We acknowledge support from ARC Discovery Project DP0665574. REFERENCES Barnes L. , Francis M. J., Lewis......

Pim van Oirschot; Juliana Kwan; Geraint F. Lewis

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Constraints on Dark Energy from the Observed Expansion of our Cosmic Horizon  

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Within the context of standard cosmology, an accelerating universe requires the presence of a third `dark' component of energy, beyond matter and radiation. The available data, however, are still deemed insufficient to distinguish between an evolving dark energy component and the simplest model of a time-independent cosmological constant. In this paper, we examine the cosmological expansion in terms of observer-dependent coordinates, in addition to the more conventional co-moving coordinates. This procedure explicitly reveals the role played by the radius R_h of our cosmic horizon in the interrogation of the data. (In Rindler's notation, R_h coincides with the `event horizon' in the case of de Sitter, but changes in time for other cosmologies that also contain matter and/or radiation.) With this approach, we show that the interpretation of dark energy as a cosmological constant is clearly disfavored by the observations. Within the framework of standard Friedman-Robertson-Walker cosmology, we derive an equation describing the evolution of R_h, and solve it using the WMAP and Type Ia supernova data. In particular, we consider the meaning of the observed equality (or near equality) R_h(t_0) ~ ct_0, where t_0 is the age of the Universe. This empirical result is far from trivial, for a cosmological constant would drive R_h(t) towards ct (where t is the cosmic time) only once--and that would have to occur right now. Though we are not here espousing any particular alternative model of dark energy, for comparison we also consider scenarios in which dark energy is given by scaling solutions, which simultaneously eliminate several conundrums in the standard model, including the `coincidence' and `flatness' problems, and account very well for the fact that R_h(t_0) ~ ct_0.

Fulvio Melia

2008-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE's Portal to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Data  

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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The explosion and fire killed and injured workers on the oil rig, and caused major releases of oil and gas into the Gulf for several months. The Department of Energy, in keeping with the Obama Administrations ongoing commitment to transparency, provided online access to data and information related to the response to the BP oil spill. Included are schematics, pressure tests, diagnostic results, video clips, and other data. There are also links to the Restore the Gulf website, to the trajectory forecasts from NOAA, and oil spill information from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Radiation of the Inner Horizon of the Reissner-Nordstrm Black Hole  

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Despite of over thirty years of research of the black hole thermodynamics our understanding of the possible role played by the inner horizons of Reissner-Nordstr\\"om and Kerr-Newman black holes in black hole thermodynamics is still somewhat incomplete: There are derivations which imply that the temperature of the inner horizon is negative and it is not quite clear what this means. Motivated by this problem we perform a detailed analysis of the radiation emitted by the inner horizon of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole. As a result we find that in a maximally extended Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime virtual particle-antiparticle pairs are created at the inner horizon of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole such that real particles with positive energy and temperature are emitted towards the singularity from the inner horizon and, as a consequence, antiparticles with negative energy are radiated away from the singularity through the inner horizon. We show that these antiparticles will come out from the white hole horizon in the maximally extended Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime, at least when the hole is near extremality. The energy spectrum of the antiparticles leads to a positive temperature for the white hole horizon. In other words, our analysis predicts that in addition to the radiation effects of black hole horizons, also the white hole horizon radiates. The black hole radiation is caused by the quantum effects at the outer horizon, whereas the white hole radiation is caused by the quantum effects at the inner horizon of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black hole.

A. Peltola; J. Makela

2005-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of dark energy on the power-law entropy corrected apparent horizon  

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We investigate the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) universe (containing dark energy) as a non-equilibrium (irreversible) thermodynamical system by considering the power-law correction to the horizon entropy. By taking power-law entropy area law which appear in dealing with the entanglement of quantum fields in and out the horizon, we determine the power-law entropy corrected apparent horizon of the FRW universe.

M. Umar Farooq; Mubasher Jamil

2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Pelagic Fish Species of the Gulf of Mexico.  

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??The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 is the largest unintended marine oil spill in history. The point-source location of the spill, below the pelagic (more)

Stieglitz, John Dommerich

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Possible extensions of the 4D Schwarzschild horizon in the 5D brane world  

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We show that, in the absence of matter in the bulk, the Einstein equations and the Gauss-normal form of the metric place stringent restrictions on the form of the event horizon in a brane world. As a consequence, the off-brane extension of the standard four-dimensional (4D) Schwarzschild horizon in the Randall-Sundrum AdS5 spacetime, as it is viewed from the brane can only be of a tubular shape, instead of a pancake shape. When it is viewed from the AdS5 horizon, such a tubular horizon is absent.

Ioannis Giannakis and Hai-cang Ren

2001-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

132

Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China  

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11 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics New Horizons for Rural Reform in China: Resources Population Rice Fruit #12;12 Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics dominate domestic production

Kammen, Daniel M.

133

Biosequence Similarity Search on the Mercury System  

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Biosequence Similarity Search on the Mercury System Praveen Krishnamurthy, Jeremy Buhler, Roger Chamberlain, Mark Franklin, Kwame Gyang, and Joseph Lancaster, "Biosequence Similarity Search on the Mercury on the Mercury System Praveen Krishnamurthy, Jeremy Buhler, Roger Chamberlain, Mark Franklin, Kwame Gyang

Chamberlain, Roger

134

Conditional Similarity Solutions of the Boussinesq Equation  

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The direct method proposed by Clarkson and Kruskal is modified to obtain some conditional similarity solutions of a nonlinear physics model. Taking the -dimensional Boussinesq equation as a simple example, six types of conditional similarity reductions are obtained.

Tang Xiao-Yan; Lin Ji; Lou Sen-Yue

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Extending semantic similarity measurement with thematic roles  

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Semantic similarity measurement plays a significant role in semantic interoperability and in information retrieval within the geo domain as it supports the detection of conceptually close but not identical entities. In feature-based models, the similarity ...

Krzysztof Janowicz

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Self-similar spherical shock solution with sustained energy injection  

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We present the generalization of the Sedov-Taylor self-similar strong spherical shock solution for the case of a central energy source varying in time, $E=A t^k$, where $A$ and $k$ are constants. The known Sedov-Taylor solution corresponds to a particular adiabatic case of $k=0$ or \\emph{instant shock} with an instant energy source of the shock, $E=A$. The self-similar hydrodynamic flow in the nonadiabatic $k\

V. I. Dokuchaev

2002-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

137

The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling Black Rings Event Horizon The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling  

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The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling Black Rings Event Horizon #12;#12;The 3-Sphere and the Bicycling that "the bicycling black rings" are a admissible solution to the event horizon of black holes in 4 is to develop a method of visualising the bicycling black rings and other four-dimensional objects. In the end

Bengtsson, Ingemar

138

Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormhole at Apparent and Event Horizons  

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We have investigated the non-static Lorentzian Wormhole model in presence of anisotropic pressure. We have presented some exact solutions of Einstein equations for anisotropic pressure case. Introducing two EoS parameters we have shown that these solutions give very rich dynamics of the universe yielding to the different expansion history of it in the $r$ - direction and in the $T$ - direction. The corresponding explicit forms of the shape function $b(r)$ is presented.We have shown that the Einstein's field equations and unified first law are equivalent for the dynamical wormhole model. The first law of thermodynamics has been derived by using the Unified first law. The physical quantities including surface gravity and the temperature are derived for the wormhole. Here we have obtained all the results without any choice of the shape function. The validity of generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics has been examined at apparent and event horizons for the evolving Lorentzian wormhole.

Ujjal Debnath; Mubasher Jamil; R. Myrzakulov; M. Akbar

2012-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

139

Time Domain Partitioning of Electricity Production Cost Simulations  

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Production cost models are often used for planning by simulating power system operations over long time horizons. The simulation of a day-ahead energy market can take several weeks to compute. Tractability improvements are often made through model simplifications, such as: reductions in transmission modeling detail, relaxation of commitment variable integrality, reductions in cost modeling detail, etc. One common simplification is to partition the simulation horizon so that weekly or monthly horizons can be simulated in parallel. However, horizon partitions are often executed with overlap periods of arbitrary and sometimes zero length. We calculate the time domain persistence of historical unit commitment decisions to inform time domain partitioning of production cost models. The results are implemented using PLEXOS production cost modeling software in an HPC environment to improve the computation time of simulations while maintaining solution integrity.

Barrows, C.; Hummon, M.; Jones, W.; Hale, E.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Relational Sequence Clustering for Aggregating Similar Agents  

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Relational Sequence Clustering for Aggregating Similar Agents Grazia Bombini, Nicola Di Mauro;2 Grazia Bombini, Nicola Di Mauro, Stefano Ferilli, and Floriana Esposito image segmentation and pattern

Di Mauro, Nicola

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Self-Similar Modes of Coherent Diffusion  

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Self-similar solutions of the coherent diffusion equation are derived and measured. The set of real similarity solutions is generalized by the introduction of a nonuniform phase surface, based on the elegant Gaussian modes of optical diffraction. In an experiment of light storage in a gas of diffusing atoms, a complex initial condition is imprinted, and its diffusion dynamics is monitored. The self-similarity of both the amplitude and the phase pattern is demonstrated, and an algebraic decay associated with the mode order is measured. Notably, as opposed to a regular diffusion spreading, a self-similar contraction of a special subset of the solutions is predicted and observed.

O. Firstenberg; P. London; D. Yankelev; R. Pugatch; M. Shuker; N. Davidson

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

142

Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians and similarity transformations  

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We show that a straightforward similarity transformation between an Hermitian operator and a non-Hermitian one enables one to prove the results obtained by other authors by means of a gauge-like transformation. The similarity transformation also reveals the connection with pseudo-Hermiticity

Francisco M. Fernndez

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

143

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Inves6gator (PI) Conference Sponsored by the NSTC SOST, hosted by the University of South Florida  

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Inves6gator (PI) Conference Sponsored #12;Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Inves6gator (PI) Conference Sponsored

Meyers, Steven D.

144

Receding Horizon Control $N %m%\\%C%H%^%K%T%e%l!<%?$X$N1~MQ$K4X$9$k8&5f  

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with Receding Horizon Control Yasunori Kawai Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineerimg, Kanazawa University February 22, 1999 Keywards: Receding Horizon Control, Control Lyapunov

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Unified first law and the thermodynamics of the apparent horizon in the FRW universe  

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In this paper we revisit the relation between the Friedmann equations and the first law of thermodynamics. We find that the unified first law first proposed by Hayward to treat the outertrapping horizon of a dynamical black hole can be used to the apparent horizon (a kind of inner trapping horizon in the context of the FRW cosmology) of the FRW universe. We discuss three kinds of gravity theorties: Einstein theory, Lovelock thoery, and scalar-tensor theory. In Einstein theory, the first law of thermodynamics is always satisfied on the apparent horizon. In Lovelock theory, treating the higher derivative terms as an effective energy-momentum tensor, we find that this method can give the same entropy formula for the apparent horizon as that of black hole horizon. This implies that the Clausius relation holds for the Lovelock theory. In scalar-tensor gravity, we find, by using the same procedure, the Clausius relation no longer holds. This indicates that the apparent horizon of the FRW universe in the scalar-tensor gravity corresponds to a system of nonequilibrium thermodynamics. We show this point by using the method developed recently by Eling et al. for dealing with the f(R) gravity.

Cai Ronggen; Cao Liming [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100080 (China); Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100080 (China) and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China)

2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

146

The generalized second law in irreversible thermodynamics for the interacting dark energy in a non-flat FRW universe enclosed by the apparent horizon  

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We investigate the validity of the generalized second law in irreversible thermodynamics in a non-flat FRW universe containing the interacting dark energy with cold dark matter. The boundary of the universe is assumed to be enclosed by the dynamical apparent horizon. We show that for the present time, the generalized second law in nonequilibrium thermodynamics is satisfied for the special range of the energy transfer constants.

K. Karami; S. Ghaffari

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

147

Optical Self-Similar Cluster Switching (OSCS)  

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The objective of OSCS is to solve the obstacles brought by the traffic self-similarity. Our analyses and simulation results show that the burst flooding effect caused by the traffic...

Huang, Anpeng; Ho, Pin-Han

148

Origin of matter and space-time in the big bang  

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We review the case for and against a bulk cosmic motion resulting from the quantum entanglement of our universe with the multiverse beyond our horizon. Within the current theory for the selection of the initial state of the universe from the landscape multiverse there is a generic prediction that pre-inflation quantum entanglement with other universes should give rise to a cosmic bulk flow with a correlation length of order horizon size and a velocity field relative to the expansion frame of the universe. Indeed, the parameters of this motion are are tightly constrained. A robust prediction can be deduced indicating that there should be an overall motion of of about 800 km/s relative to the background space time as defined by the cosmic microwave background (CMB). This talk will summarize the underlying theoretical motivation for this hypothesis. Of course our motion relative to the background space time (CMB dipole) has been known for decades and is generally attributed to the gravitational pull of the local super cluster. However, this cosmic peculiar velocity field has been recently deduced out to very large distances well beyond that of the local super cluster by using X-ray galaxy clusters as tracers of matter motion. This is achieved via the kinematic component of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (KSZ) effect produced by Compton scattering of cosmic microwave background photons from the local hot intracluster gas. As such, this method measures peculiar velocity directly in the frame of the cluster. Similar attempts by our group and others have attempted to independently assess this bulk flow via Type la supernova redshifts. In this talk we will review the observation case for and against the existence of this bulk flow based upon the observations and predictions of the theory. If this interpretation is correct it has profound implications in that we may be observing for the first time both the physics that occurred before the big bang and the existence of the multiverse beyond our horizon.

Mathews, G. J. [University of Notre Dame, Center for Astrophysics/JINA, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA and Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Kajino, T. [Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan and Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Yamazaki, D. [Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Kusakabe, M. [School of Liberal Arts and Science, Korea Aerospace University, Goyang 412-791, Korea and Department of Physics, Soongsil University, Seoul 156-743 (Korea, Republic of); Cheoun, M.-K. [Department of Physics, Soongsil University, Seoul 156-743 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

149

Accounting for Circumsolar and Horizon Cloud Determination Errors in Sky Image Inferral of Sky Cover  

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Accounting for Circumsolar and Horizon Cloud Determination Errors in Sky Accounting for Circumsolar and Horizon Cloud Determination Errors in Sky Image Inferral of Sky Cover. C. N. Long, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 1) Introduction In observing the cloudless sky, one can often notice that the area near the sun is whiter and brighter than the rest of the hemisphere. Additionally, even a slight haze will make a large angular area of the horizon whiter and brighter when the sun is low on the horizon. The human eye has an amazing ability to handle a range of light intensity spanning orders of magnitude. But one of the persistent problems in using sky images to infer fractional sky cover is the intensity range limitations of the camera detector. It is desirable to have bright enough images to be able to detect thin clouds, yet this often means the part of the image near the

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European IPR Helpdesk IP Management in Horizon 2020: at the proposal stage  

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European IPR Helpdesk European IPR Helpdesk Fact Sheet IP Management in Horizon 2020: at the proposal stage The European IPR Helpdesk is managed by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small

Robbiano, Lorenzo

151

Gowdy-symmetric cosmological models with Cauchy horizons ruled by non-closed null generators  

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Smooth Gowdy-symmetric generalized Taub-NUT solutions are a class of inhomogeneous cosmological models with spatial three-sphere topology. They have a past Cauchy horizon with closed null-generators, and they are generally expected to develop a second Cauchy horizon in the future. Here we generalize these models to allow for past Cauchy horizons ruled by non-closed null generators. In particular, we show local and global existence of such a class of solutions with two functional degrees of freedom. This removes a periodicity condition for the asymptotic data at the past Cauchy horizon that was required before. Moreover, we derive a three-parametric family of exact solutions within that class and study some of its properties.

Jrg Hennig

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

152

Horizon thermodynamics and gravitational field equations in Horava-Lifshitz gravity  

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We explore the relationship between the first law of thermodynamics and gravitational field equation at a static, spherically symmetric black hole horizon in Horava-Lifshitz theory with/without detailed balance. It turns out that as in the cases of Einstein gravity and Lovelock gravity, the gravitational field equation can be cast to a form of the first law of thermodynamics at the black hole horizon. This way we obtain the expressions for entropy and mass in terms of black hole horizon, consistent with those from other approaches. We also define a generalized Misner-Sharp energy for static, spherically symmetric spacetimes in Horava-Lifshitz theory. The generalized Misner-Sharp energy is conserved in the case without matter field, and its variation gives the first law of black hole thermodynamics at the black hole horizon.

Cai Ronggen [Key Laboratory of Frontiers in Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190 (China); Department of Physics, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502 (Japan); Ohta, Nobuyoshi [Department of Physics, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502 (Japan)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

153

The black hole dynamical horizon and generalized second law of thermodynamics  

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The generalized second law of thermodynamics for a system containing a black hole dynamical horizon is proposed in a covariant way. Its validity is also tested in case of adiabatically collapsing thick light shells.

Song He; Hongbao Zhang

2007-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

154

Deep-sea bacteria enriched by oil and dispersant from the Deepwater Horizon spill  

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Deep-sea bacteria enriched by oil and dispersant from the510- Running title: Enrichment of oil degraders from Gulf ofThe Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in a massive influx

Baelum, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty  

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of UC Merceds Campus Load and 1-MW PV Plant Variabilityof a grid-connected pv plant at Trieste, Italy. Solarfluctuations in large scale PV plants: one year observations

Marquez, Ricardo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Solar irradiance data . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solar Resourcev Uncertainty In Solar Resource: Forecasting

Marquez, Ricardo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Solar irradiance forecasting at multiple time horizons and novel methods to evaluate uncertainty  

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to solar thermal power plants energy production planning.utilization of solar energy systems for the production of

Marquez, Ricardo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Neutrino Astronomy and Cosmic Rays Spectroscopy at Horizons  

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A new air-showering physics may rise in next years at horizon, offering at different angles and altitudes a fine tuned filtered Cosmic Rays astrophysics and an upward Neutrino induced air-showering astronomy. Most of this opportunity arises because of neutrino masses, their mixing and the consequent replenishment of rarest tau flavor during its flight in Space. Horizontal air atmosphere act as a filter for High energy Cosmic Rays (CR) and as a beam dump for Ultra High Energy (UHE) neutrinos and a powerfull amplifier for its tau decay in air by its wide showering areas. Earth sharp shadows plays the role of a huge detector volume for UHE neutrino and a noise-free screen for upcoming EeVs tau air-showers (as well PeVs anti-neutrino electron air interactions). Projects for Tau Airshowers are growing at the top of a mountains or at the edge of a cliff. ASHRA in Hawaii and CRNTN in Utah are tracking fluorescence lights, while other novel projects on Crown array detectors on mountains, on balloons and satellites are elaborated for Cherenkov lights. AUGER, facing the Ande edges, ARGO located within a deep valley are testing inclined showers; MILAGRO (and MILAGRITO) may be triggered by horizontal up-going muon bundles from the Earth edges; HIRES and AUGER UHECR detectors, linking twin array telescopes along their axis may test horizontal Cerenkov blazing photons. MAGIC (Hess, Veritas) and Shalon Telescopes may act already like a detector for few PeVs and Glashow resonance neutrino events; MAGIC pointing downward to terrestrial ground acts as a massive tens of km^3 detector, making it the most sensitive dedicated neutrino telescope. MAGIC facing the sea edges must reveal mirrored downward UHECR Air-showers Cherenkov flashes. Magic-crown systems may lead to tens km^3, neutrino detectors.

D. Fargion

2006-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

159

Structural similarities among eight benzoylhydrazones  

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The structures of eight benzoylhydrazones show similar conformations and hydrogen-bonding patterns. In most cases, the phenyl ring of the benzoyl group is rotated by about 30? with respect to the keto group. Only one of the amide groups exhibits the syn conformation.

Ton, Q.C.

2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

160

Alternative approaches for workflow similarity Andreas Wombacher  

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measure calculations. Keywords-workflow, service discovery, similarity I. INTRODUCTION A service oriented architecture is based on services main- tained by independent service providers and invoked by service of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands lic@ewi.utwente.nl Abstract--Service discovery of state dependent

Twente, Universiteit

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The Similarity Renormalization Group with Novel Generators  

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The choice of generator in the Similarity Renormalization Group (SRG) flow equation determines the evolution pattern of the Hamiltonian. The kinetic energy has been used in the generator for most prior applications to nuclear interactions, and other options have been largely unexplored. Here we show how variations of this standard choice can allow the evolution to proceed more efficiently without losing its advantages.

W. Li; E. R. Anderson; R. J. Furnstahl

2011-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

162

Similarity renormalization group with novel generators  

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The choice of generator in the similarity renormalization group (SRG) flow equation determines the evolution pattern of the Hamiltonian. The kinetic energy has been used in the generator for most prior applications to nuclear interactions, and other options have been largely unexplored. Here we show how variations of this standard choice can allow the evolution to proceed more efficiently without losing its advantages.

W. Li; E. R. Anderson; R. J. Furnstahl

2011-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

163

Integrable models and degenerate horizons in two-dimensional gravity  

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We analyse an integrable model of two-dimensional gravity which can be reduced to a pair of Liouville fields in conformal gauge. Its general solution represents a pair of ``mirror'' black holes with the same temperature. The ground state is a degenerate constant dilaton configuration similar to the Nariai solution of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter case. The existence of Birkhoff's theorem is then investigated in a more general context. We also point out some interesting features of the semiclassical theory of our model and the similarity with the behaviour of AdS$_2$ black holes.

Cruz, J; Navarro, D J; Navarro-Salas, J

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Integrable models and degenerate horizons in two-dimensional gravity  

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We analyze an integrable model of two-dimensional gravity which can be reduced to a pair of Liouville fields in the conformal gauge. Its general solution represents a pair of mirror black holes with the same temperature. The ground state is a degenerate constant dilaton configuration similar to the Nariai solution of the Schwarzschildde Sitter case. The existence of ?=const solutions and their relation to the solution given by the 2D Birkhoff theorem is then investigated in a more general context. We also point out some interesting features of the semiclassical theory of our model and the similarity with the behavior of AdS2 black holes.

J. Cruz; A. Fabbri; D. J. Navarro; J. Navarro-Salas

1999-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

165

Integrable models and degenerate horizons in two-dimensional gravity  

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We analyse an integrable model of two-dimensional gravity which can be reduced to a pair of Liouville fields in conformal gauge. Its general solution represents a pair of ``mirror'' black holes with the same temperature. The ground state is a degenerate constant dilaton configuration similar to the Nariai solution of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter case. The existence of $\\phi=const.$ solutions and their relation with the solution given by the 2D Birkhoff's theorem is then investigated in a more general context. We also point out some interesting features of the semiclassical theory of our model and the similarity with the behaviour of AdS$_2$ black holes.

J. Cruz; A. Fabbri; D. J. Navarro; J. Navarro-Salas

1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Geotechnical characterization of lignite-bearing horizons in the AfsinElbistan lignite basin, SE Turkey  

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The AfsinElbistan lignite deposit, with its 3.4 billion metric tons of reserves, is the biggest lignite basin and one of the most important resources for electrical energy production in Turkey. Kislakoy mining field was selected as the first opencast mine to feed four power station blocks of 300 MW each. Slope instability has been a continuing problem in the Kislakoy opencast mine. Particularly complex failures along a noncircular failure surface appearing at the final slope stage and covering large areas in the mine increase the importance of slope stability. This study outlines the geotechnical characteristics of the lignite-bearing horizons and describes the causes and mechanisms of slope instabilities, which threaten the safety of the mine. Quantitative X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses were carried out using an interactive data processing system (SIROQUANT) based on Rietveld interpretation methods. Parametric slope stability analysis and backanalysis were carried out for the failure that occurred at the northwestern final slope stage of the mine. The SpencerWright limiting state equilibrium method was used in order to determine with confidence the most representative values of regional shear strength parameters, to explain the failure mechanism, and to assess the conditions at the time of failure. In the analysis, phreatic and piezometric surfaces were considered. Site observations and numerous backanalyses of the slope failure reveal that a compound slide occurred where gyttja (contact zone) layers rest directly on the lignite. Gyttja (contact zone) contains the weakest material within the system. The analysis showed that the main cause of the northwestern slope instability was the presence of the groundwater flow within a Quaternary aquifer (through buried valleys), reducing the effective shear strength of the slope materials. It is also noted from backanalysis that the gyttja (contact zone) layer presents a shear strength at, or approaching, the residual value at the time of failure.

Suphi Ural; Ferat Yuksel

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building  

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Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: pdf.wri.org/working_papers/green_investment_horizons.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/green-investment-horizons-effects-pol Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation Regulations: "Building Codes,Emissions Standards,Energy Standards" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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Enterprise Assessments- Operational Awareness Record of the Observation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Horizon-14 Exercise- January 2015  

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Operational Awareness Record of the Observation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Horizon-14 Exercise (EA-WIPP-2014-12-08)

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DISTRIBUTION AND IMPACTS OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS IN LOUISIANA TIDAL MARSH SEDIMENTS FOLLOWING THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL.  

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??Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill, sediment cores were analyzed from marshes at various levels of oiling to determine how deeply oil penetrated sediment (more)

Hatch, Rachel S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of Science with and for Society  

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Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 in the area of Science with and for Society Important - Page 2 of 51 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction

Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

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Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravity and Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics on the Event Horizon  

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In blackhole physics, the second law of thermodynamics is generally valid whether the blackhole is a static or a non-static one. Considering the universe as a thermodynamical system the second law of blackhole dynamics extends to the non-negativity of the sum of the entropy of the matter and the horizon, known as generalized second law of thermodynamics(GSLT). Here, we have assumed the universe to be bounded by the event-horizon or filled with perfect fluid and holographic dark energy in two cases. Thus considering entropy to be an arbitrary function of the area of the event-horizon, we have tried to find the conditions and the restrictions over the scalar field and equation of state for the validity of the GSLT and both in quintessence-era and in phantom-era in scalar tensor theory.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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...products rather than wind-driven oily spray...Forecasting/Chemistry (WRF-CHEM) regional...for June 10 when the wind direction was from...Time (UTC) (3 pm local time), June 10...horizontal resolution WRF-CHEM model results...periods with onshore winds from over the spill...

Ann M. Middlebrook; Daniel M. Murphy; Ravan Ahmadov; Elliot L. Atlas; Roya Bahreini; Donald R. Blake; Jerome Brioude; Joost A. de Gouw; Fred C. Fehsenfeld; Gregory J. Frost; John S. Holloway; Daniel A. Lack; Justin M. Langridge; Rich A. Lueb; Stuart A. McKeen; James F. Meagher; Simone Meinardi; J. Andrew Neuman; John B. Nowak; David D. Parrish; Jeff Peischl; Anne E. Perring; Ilana B. Pollack; James M. Roberts; Thomas B. Ryerson; Joshua P. Schwarz; J. Ryan Spackman; Carsten Warneke; A. R. Ravishankara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical behavior of the extended holographic dark energy with the Hubble horizon  

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The extended holographic dark energy model with the Hubble horizon as the infrared cutoff avoids the problem of the circular reasoning of the holographic dark energy model. Unfortunately, it is hit with the no-go theorem. In this paper, we consider the extended holographic dark energy model with a potential, V({phi}), for the Brans-Dicke scalar field. With the addition of a potential for the Brans-Dicke scalar field, the extended holographic dark energy model using the Hubble horizon as the infrared cutoff is a viable dark energy model, and the model has the dark energy dominated attractor solution.

Liu Jie; Gong Yungui; Chen Ximing [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-existence of extended holographic dark energy with the Hubble horizon  

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The extended holographic dark energy model with the Hubble horizon as the infrared cutoff avoids the problem of the circular reasoning of the holographic dark energy model. We show that the infrared cutoff of the extended holographic dark energy model cannot be the Hubble horizon provided that the Brans-Dicke parameter {omega} satisfies the experimental constraint {omega}>10{sup 4}, and this is proved as a no-go theorem. The no-go theorem also applies to the case in which the dark matter interacts with the dark energy.

Gong, Yungui; Liu, Jie, E-mail: gongyg@cqupt.edu.cn, E-mail: sxtyliujie@126.com [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)] [College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065 (China)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

175

Tracking Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Barataria Bay Sediments  

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technically recoverable resources (UTRR) of oil and 50% of the UTRR of natural gas within the United States (Hagerty, 2010). On April 2001, British Petroleum (BP) acquired a contract with the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) mobile oil-drilling rig for oil and gas... technically recoverable resources (UTRR) of oil and 50% of the UTRR of natural gas within the United States (Hagerty, 2010). On April 2001, British Petroleum (BP) acquired a contract with the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) mobile oil-drilling rig for oil and gas...

Dincer, Zeynep

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

176

Generalized Vaidya spacetime in Lovelock gravity and thermodynamics on the apparent horizon  

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We present a kind of generalized Vaidya solutions in a generic Lovelock gravity. This solution generalizes the simple case in Gauss-Bonnet gravity reported recently by some authors. We study the thermodynamics of apparent horizon in this generalized Vaidya spacetime. Treating those terms except for the Einstein tensor as an effective energy-momentum tensor in the gravitational field equations, and using the unified first law in Einstein gravity theory, we obtain an entropy expression for the apparent horizon. We also obtain an energy expression of this spacetime, which coincides with the generalized Misner-Sharp energy proposed by Maeda and Nozawa in Lovelock gravity.

Cai Ronggen [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190 (China); Cao Liming [Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Hu Yapeng [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190 (China); Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Kim, Sang Pyo [Department of Physics, Kunsan National University, Kunsan 573-701 (Korea, Republic of); Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Monetary Policy, Nominal Interest Rates, and Long-horizon Inflation Uncertainty  

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of the countries examined in this paper (the United2 Kingdom and Canada) and only in the latter part of the historical period I examine. seem clear that the nature of the market imperfections will affect the nature of the objective. Price, and possibly inflation... at similar times in the early and late 1970s, and downward shocks in the mid-1980s. This is of course unsurprising given what we know about the history of oil and other commodity prices. (iii) Whilst the impulses were similar in all countries, the responses...

Wright, Stephen M

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented in both its magnitude --nearly 5  

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PROBLEM The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented in both of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This satellite image shows the oil slick off its magnitude -- nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled over nearly three months -- and its location

Entekhabi, Dara

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Using Marker Horizons and Cryogenic Coring to Monitor Sediment Deposition in Salt Marshes of the Bay of Fundy  

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Using Marker Horizons and Cryogenic Coring to Monitor Sediment Deposition in Salt Marshes that has accumulated over the marker horizon is measured. Cryogenic coring is one method of extracting out of the soil, a frozen core of marsh sediment is obtained. Using cryogenic coring to obtain salt

Chmura, Gail L.

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Study: Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster causes swimming deficiencies in juvenile mahi mahi  

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of large fish Crude oil spreads across a wide swath of the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon. The four million barrels of crude oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's failed oil drillingStudy: Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster causes swimming deficiencies

Grosell, Martin

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National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling THE AMOUNT AND FATE OF THE OIL  

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- 1 - National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling THE AMOUNT AND FATE OF THE OIL ---Draft--- Staff Working Paper No. 3 Staff Working Papers are written by the staff of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling for the use of members

Meyers, Steven D.

182

A Horizon-tracking Method for Shipboard Video Stabilization and Rectification  

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An algorithm is presented for the stabilization and rectification of digital video from floating platforms. The method relies on a horizon-tracking technique, which was tested under a variety of lighting and sea-state conditions for 48 hours of ...

Michael Schwendeman; Jim Thomson

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1983 paper on entanglement entropy: "On the Entropy of the Vacuum outside a Horizon"  

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I introduce the concept of *entanglement entropy* (as it's now called) and point out that it follows an *area law* which renders it a suitable source of black hole entropy. I also suggest to conceive the latter as residing on the horizon at approximately one bit per "Planckian plaquette".

Rafael D. Sorkin

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 42 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  

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NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 42 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Salt Marsh Oiling Conditions, evaluating, and responding to threats to coastal environments, including oil and chemical spills, releases to prepare for and respond to oil and chemical releases. Determines damage to natural resources from

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Disturbance and Recovery of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities following BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  

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Disturbance and Recovery of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities following BP Deepwater Horizon Oil of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America Abstract Oil spills represent a major environmental.S. Gulf of Mexico is a hub of oil and gas exploration activities that historically have impacted

Pennings, Steven C.

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5/7/2010 9:22 AM Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: BP Claims Information  

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on for subsistence use purposes have been injured, destroyed, or lost by an oil spill incident. Anyone who is the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) and how can it be used? · The OSLTF can provide up to $15/7/2010 9:22 AM Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: BP Claims Information Frequently Asked Questions 1

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New Horizons for Spatial Data Quality Research Suzie Larrive, Yvan Bdard, Marc Gervais & Tania Roy  

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New Horizons for Spatial Data Quality Research Suzie Larrivée, Yvan Bédard, Marc Gervais & Tania@ulaval.ca Abstract Producing and using spatial data as well as web services has reached the level of mass formal data quality endorsments in a scenario where spatial data have become a commodity. Keywords

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A Parallel Rolling Horizon Scheme for Large Scale Security Constrained Unit Commitment Problems  

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grid [1]. To maintain the security of the electric grid, a variety of security constrained, for exampleA Parallel Rolling Horizon Scheme for Large Scale Security Constrained Unit Commitment Problems and security constraints. In this paper, we improve the traditional Lagrange Relaxation (LR) approach

Feinberg, Eugene A.

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Properties of radiation near the black-hole horizon and the second law of thermodynamics  

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By considering a gedanken experiment of adiabatically lowering a box containing matter with rest energy E and entropy S into a black hole, Bekenstein claimed that the necessary condition for the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics is S/E?2?R, where R is the effective radius of the box. Unruh and Wald claimed that this condition is not necessary but the acceleration radiation can guarantee the generalized second law. In this paper, we point out that the Unruh-Wald conclusion does not hold because Hawking radiation near the horizon is not thermal. Bekensteins conclusion does not hold because the thin box approximation is not correct near the horizon. Neither Hawking radiation (or acceleration radiation) nor S/E?2?R can guarantee the second law. We have sufficient reasons to conjecture that gravitation can influence the matter equation of state. For radiation, the usual equation of state ?=?T4 and S=4/3?T3 does not hold in the strong gravitation field, e.g., near the black-hole horizon. We derive the equation of state for radiation near the horizon and find that it is very different from the equation in flat spacetime. The second law of thermodynamics can be satisfied if we impose some restrictions on one parameter of the equation of state. As a corollary, we get an upper bound on S/E which resembles Bekensteins result.

Li-Xin Li and Liao Liu

1992-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Incremental Policy Generation for Finite-Horizon DEC-POMDPs Chistopher Amato  

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of these algorithms use dy- namic programming to build up a set of possible policies from the last step until the first. This is accomplished by "backing up" the possible policies at each step and prun- ing thoseIncremental Policy Generation for Finite-Horizon DEC-POMDPs Chistopher Amato Department of Computer

Zilberstein, Shlomo

191

Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish  

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...Although subsurface application of dispersant near the wellhead resulted in retention of a considerable portion...634 . 2 Kujawinski EB ( 2011 ) Fate of dispersants associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill . Environ...receptor/aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator pathway causes developmental...

John P. Incardona; Luke D. Gardner; Tiffany L. Linbo; Tanya L. Brown; Andrew J. Esbaugh; Edward M. Mager; John D. Stieglitz; Barbara L. French; Jana S. Labenia; Cathy A. Laetz; Mark Tagal; Catherine A. Sloan; Abigail Elizur; Daniel D. Benetti; Martin Grosell; Barbara A. Block; Nathaniel L. Scholz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Receding-horizon Supervisory Control of Green Buildings Truong X. Nghiem, George J. Pappas  

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.S. Department of Energy. Consequently, there has been a growing interest in green buildings, i.e., energy]). For this reason, green buildings (i.e., energy-efficient buildings) have been of strong interest not onlyReceding-horizon Supervisory Control of Green Buildings Truong X. Nghiem, George J. Pappas

Pappas, George J.

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Deepwater Horizon oil left tuna, other species with heart defects likely to prove fatal  

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of crude, young tuna and amberjack, some of the speediest predators in the ocean, developed heart defects in the northern Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Embryos are highly sensitive, so fragile that it is possible to see population." The study -- "Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory

Grosell, Martin

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CRUISE REPORT DEEPWATER HORIZON CRUISE RAPID GULF SURVEY  

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regarding the presence or absence of oil and/or tar balls in offshore regions where connectivity to the Loop for transport of oil offshore. At the time, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) predicted limited presence of oil, sheens, and/or tar balls offshore but did not have observational confirmation (Fig. 2

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Submesoscale dispersion in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon spill  

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...Lagrangian position and velocity increments by simultaneously...two-point Lagrangian velocity and displacement statistics...in the presence of wind and waves...contemporaneous position and velocity data at a...sea-surface salinity maps for S 1 (Upper...times. Center of mass trajectories for...

Andrew C. Poje; Tamay M. zgkmen; Bruce L. Lipphardt; Jr.; Brian K. Haus; Edward H. Ryan; Angelique C. Haza; Gregg A. Jacobs; A. J. H. M. Reniers; Maria Josefina Olascoaga; Guillaume Novelli; Annalisa Griffa; Francisco J. Beron-Vera; Shuyi S. Chen; Emanuel Coelho; Patrick J. Hogan; Albert D. Kirwan; Jr.; Helga S. Huntley; Arthur J. Mariano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm Based on Nonlinear ...  

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At the next sampling time tk+1, we get the new measurement y(k + 1) and ...... We add two disturbances on the activation energy Ea to test the robust ... evolution of these states can be described by material balances around each plant unit,.

2008-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Science Highlights » 2012 Science Highlights » 2012 » New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » June 2012 New Horizons on the Nuclear Landscape New calculations have quantified the boundaries and uncertainties of the 'chart of the nuclides'-the extended periodic table of all matter. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Click to enlarge photo. Enlarge Photo Image courtesy of University of Tennessee/ORNL

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Expand your horizons! | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and  

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Expand your horizons! Expand your horizons! Return to main page Keep up with DOE, U.S. and World Wide government science information by following @ostigov, @sciencegov, and @worldwidescienc on Twitter. Through @ostigov you will learn the latest from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Through @sciencegov, get health studies, space, natural disaster and energy efficiency information plus more via the scrolling "Science in the News" headlines from 11 of the Science.gov agencies. In addition, news about additions and changes to the Science.gov website will be announced. Through @worldwidescienc, get information related to more than 80 national and international scientific databases and portals. Whether you use Twitter

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Deepwater Horizon Containment - 30 JUN.ppt  

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Deepwater Horizon Source Control Deepwater Horizon Source Control June 30, 2010 DOE/DOI External Science Advisors On-Site DOI + DOE Labs Team Reach Back to Labs BP + Contractors + Industry Design Key Decisions * Independent Analysis * Information Flow * Integrated Design Reviews * Development of Joint Action Plans * Decision Engagement Analysis Operations Federal & BP Working Relationship Path Forward via Unified Command Strategy and Forward Plan * Run a Safe Operation * Long Term - Relief Wells * Short Term - Containment - Option to Shut-in Well; Test Integrity * Leverage Industry and Government Expertise * Multiple Parallel Options * No Stone Unturned to Minimize Pollution Containment: Early July Capacity 40 - 53 mbd Containment: Offshore Operations Toisa Pisces Loch Rannoch Helix Producer Subsea Manifold Air Can in Moonpool

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Interacting dark fluid in the universe bounded by event horizon : A non-equilibrium prescription  

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A non-equilibrium thermodynamic analysis has been done for the interacting dark fluid in the universe bounded by the event horizon.From observational evidences it is assumed that at present the matter in the universe is dominated by two dark sectors-dark matter and dark energy. The mutual interaction among them results in spontaneous heat flow between the horizon and the fluid system and the thermal equilibrium will no longer hold.In the present work,the dark matter is chosen in the form of dust while the dark energy is chosen as a perfect fluid with constant equation in one case and holographic dark energy model is chosen in the other.Finally,validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics has been examined in both cases.

Subenoy Chakraborty; Atreyee Biswas

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The distribution and genesis of calcic horizons in some soils of the Texas Coast Prairie  

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, 1937; Hillel, 1971; Jenny, 1941). Lateral redistribution of carbonates within a landscape has been postulated to explain carbonate enrichment of soils; this is a secondary concentration mechanism which has been invoked on a large and small scale...THE DISTRIBUTION AND GENESIS OF CALCIC HORIZONS IN SOME SOILS OF THE TEXAS COAST PRAIRIE A Thesis by TERRENCE MICHAEL SOBECRI Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Sobecki, Terrence Michael

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Vibration Testing of the Pluto/New Horizons Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator  

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The Radioisotopic Thermal Generator (RTG) for the Pluto/New Horizons spacecraft was subjected to a flight dynamic acceptance test to demonstrate that it would perform successfully following launch. Seven RTGs of this type had been assembled and tested at Mound, Ohio from 1984 to 1997. This paper chronicles major events in establishing a new vibration test laboratory at the Idaho National Laboratory and the nineteen days of dynamic testing.

Charles D. Griffin

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proof of linear instability of the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om Cauchy horizon under scalar perturbations  

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It has long been suggested that solutions to linear scalar wave equation $$\\Box_g\\phi=0$$ on a fixed subextremal Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime with non-vanishing charge are generically singular at the Cauchy horizon. We prove that generic smooth and compactly supported initial data on a Cauchy hypersurface indeed give rise to solutions with infinite nondegenerate energy near the Cauchy horizon in the interior of the black hole. In particular, the solution generically does not belong to $W^{1,2}_{loc}$. This instability is related to the celebrated blue shift effect in the interior of the black hole. The problem is motivated by the strong cosmic censorship conjecture and it is expected that for the full nonlinear Einstein-Maxwell system, this instability leads to a singular Cauchy horizon for generic small perturbations of Reissner-Nordstr\\"om spacetime. Moreover, in addition to the instability result, we also show as a consequence of the proof that Price's law decay is generically sharp along the event horiz...

Luk, Jonathan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Prediction of Barrier-Island Inundation and Overwash: Application to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill  

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Prediction of Barrier-Island Inundation and Overwash: Application to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 0 10.5 Kilometers 0 0.25 0.5 Miles Photo: NOAA Photo: NOAA Low Risk: No inundation

Torgersen, Christian

205

Alternative similarity renormalization group generators in nuclear structure calculations  

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The similarity renormalization group (SRG) has been successfully applied to soften interactions for ab initio nuclear calculations. In almost all practical applications in nuclear physics, an SRG generator with the kinetic energy operator is used. With this choice, a fast convergence of many-body calculations can be achieved, but at the same time substantial three-body interactions are induced even if one starts from a purely two-nucleon (NN) Hamiltonian. Three-nucleon (3N) interactions can be handled by modern many-body methods. However, it has been observed that when including initial chiral 3N forces in the Hamiltonian, the SRG transformations induce a non-negligible four-nucleon interaction that cannot be currently included in the calculations for technical reasons. Consequently, it is essential to investigate alternative SRG generators that might suppress the induction of many-body forces while at the same time might preserve the good convergence. In this work we test two alternative generators with oper...

Dicaire, Nuiok M; Navratil, Petr

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Alternative similarity renormalization group generators in nuclear structure calculations  

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The similarity renormalization group (SRG) has been successfully applied to soften interactions for ab initio nuclear calculations. In almost all practical applications in nuclear physics, an SRG generator with the kinetic energy operator is used. With this choice, a fast convergence of many-body calculations can be achieved, but at the same time substantial three-body interactions are induced even if one starts from a purely two-nucleon (NN) Hamiltonian. Three-nucleon (3N) interactions can be handled by modern many-body methods. However, it has been observed that when including initial chiral 3N forces in the Hamiltonian, the SRG transformations induce a non-negligible four-nucleon interaction that cannot be currently included in the calculations for technical reasons. Consequently, it is essential to investigate alternative SRG generators that might suppress the induction of many-body forces while at the same time might preserve the good convergence. In this work we test two alternative generators with operators of block structure in the harmonic oscillator basis. In the no-core shell model calculations for 3H, 4He, and 6Li with chiral NN force, we demonstrate that their performances appear quite promising.

Nuiok M. Dicaire; Conor Omand; Petr Navrtil

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative similarity renormalization group generators in nuclear structure calculations  

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The similarity renormalization group (SRG) has been successfully applied to soften interactions for ab initio nuclear calculations. In almost all practical applications in nuclear physics, an SRG generator with the kinetic energy operator is used. With this choice, a fast convergence of many-body calculations can be achieved, but at the same time substantial three-body interactions are induced even if one starts from a purely two-nucleon (NN) Hamiltonian. Three-nucleon (3N) interactions can be handled by modern many-body methods. However, it has been observed that when including initial chiral 3N forces in the Hamiltonian, the SRG transformations induce a non-negligible four-nucleon interaction that cannot be currently included in the calculations for technical reasons. Consequently, it is essential to investigate alternative SRG generators that might suppress the induction of many-body forces while at the same time might preserve the good convergence. In this work we test two alternative generators with operators of block structure in the harmonic oscillator basis. In the no-core shell model calculations for 3H, 4He and 6Li with chiral NN force, we demonstrate that their performances appear quite promising.

Nuiok M. Dicaire; Conor Omand; Petr Navratil

2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

208

Restructuring of similarity neighbourhoods in the developing mental lexicon  

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Previous evidence suggests that the structure of similarity neighbourhoods in the developing mental lexicon may differ from that of the fully developed lexicon. The similarity relationships used to organize words into ...

Storkel, Holly Lynn

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR ADJACENT EDGES  

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......Press 1955 research-article Articles VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR...The fundamental frequencies of flexural vibration are determined for thin uniform elastic...to obtain the approximate solutions. VIBRATION OF CERTAIN SQUARE PLATES HAVING SIMILAR......

HUGH L. COX

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity solutions and Bcklund transformations of the Boussinesq equation  

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The general similarity solution of the Boussinesq equation is expressed in terms of the...P-function is obtained.

M. Boiti; F. Pempinelli

1980-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hierarchical kernel-based rotation and scale invariant similarity  

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Image similarity measure has been widely used in pattern recognition and computer vision. We usually face challenges in terms of rotation and scale changes. In order to overcome these problems, an effective similarity measure which is invariant to rotation ... Keywords: Hierarchical kernels, Image similarity measure, Log-polar transform, Rotation and scale invariance

Y. Y. Tang; Tian Xia; Yantao Wei; Hong Li; Luoqing Li

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parentoffspring similarity in the timing of developmental events: an origin of heterochrony?  

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...demonstrated for two of these events (foot attachment and crawling...Embryos were examined under low power magnification (10) and those...masses were examined under low- power magnification and, if embryos...heart beating, body flexing, foot attachment, crawling, use...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure and temperature drawdown well testing: similarities and differences  

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Temperature and pressure are the most frequently observed physical parameters in boreholes. The same differential diffusivity equation describes the transient flow of incompressible fluid in porous media and heat conduction in solids. The similarities and differences in the techniques of pressure and temperature well testing are discussed. It is shown that the mathematical model of pressure well tests based on the presentation of the borehole as an infinitely long linear source with a constant fluid flow rate in an infinite-acting homogeneous reservoir cannot be used in temperature well testing. A new technique has been developed for the determination of the formation thermal conductivity, initial temperature, skin factor and contact thermal resistance. It is assumed that the volumetric heat capacity of formations is known and the instantaneous heater's wall temperature and time data are available for a cylindrical probe with a constant heat flow rate placed in a borehole. A semi-analytical equation is used to approximate the dimensionless wall temperature of the heater. A simulated example is presented to demonstrate the data processing procedure.

L V Eppelbaum; I M Kutasov

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparent horizon and gravitational thermodynamics of the Universe: The temperature confusion, first and second laws, and extensions to modified gravity  

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The thermodynamics of the Universe is re-studied by requiring its compatibility with the holographic-style gravitational equations which govern the dynamics of both the cosmological apparent horizon and the entire Universe. We start from the Lambda Cold Dark Matter ($\\Lambda$CDM) cosmology of general relativity (GR) to establish a framework for the gravitational thermodynamics. The Clausius equation $T_AdS_A=-A_A \\psi_t$ for the isochoric process of an instantaneous apparent horizon indicates that, the Universe and its horizon entropies encode the Positive Out thermodynamic sign convention, which encourage us to adjust the traditional positive-heat-in Gibbs equation into the positive-heat-out version $dE_m=-T_mdS_m-P_mdV$. It turns out that the standard and the generalized second laws (GSLs) of nondecreasing entropies are always respected by the event-horizon system as long as the expanding Universe is dominated by nonexotic matter $-1\\leq w_m\\leq 1$, while for the apparent-horizon simple open system the two ...

Tian, David Wenjie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotic symmetries of Rindler space at the horizon and null infinity  

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We investigate the asymptotic symmetries of Rindler space at null infinity and at the event horizon using both systematic and ad hoc methods. We find that the approaches that yield infinite-dimensional asymptotic symmetry algebras in the case of anti-de Sitter and flat spaces only give a finite-dimensional algebra for Rindler space at null infinity. We calculate the charges corresponding to these symmetries and confirm that they are finite, conserved, and integrable, and that the algebra of charges gives a representation of the asymptotic symmetry algebra. We also use relaxed boundary conditions to find infinite-dimensional asymptotic symmetry algebras for Rindler space at null infinity and at the event horizon. We compute the charges corresponding to these symmetries and confirm that they are finite and integrable. We also determine sufficient conditions for the charges to be conserved on-shell, and for the charge algebra to give a representation of the asymptotic symmetry algebra. In all cases, we find that the central extension of the charge algebra is trivial.

Chung, Hyeyoun [Jefferson Physical Laboratory, Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cross-Language High Similarity Search Using a Conceptual Thesaurus  

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Cross-Language High Similarity Search Using a Conceptual Thesaurus Parth Gupta, Alberto Barr Universitat Polit`ecnica de Val`encia, Spain {pgupta,lbarron,prosso}@dsic.upv.es http://www.dsic.upv.es/grupos/nle Abstract. This work addresses the issue of cross-language high similarity and near-duplicates search, where

Rosso, Paolo

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Generalized Self-similar Scalar-Tensor Theories  

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We study through symmetry principles the form of the functions in the generalizated scalar-tensor theories under the self-similar hypothesis. The results obtained are absolutely general and valid for all the Bianchi models and the flat FRW one. We study the concrete example of the Kantowsky-Sach model finding some exact self-similar solutions.

J. A. Belinchn

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Time lapse seismic signal analysis for Cranfield, MS, EOR and CCS site Ditkof, J.1  

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EG31 Time lapse seismic signal analysis for Cranfield, MS, EOR and CCS site Ditkof, J.1 , Caspari Australia The Cranfield field located in Southwest Mississippi is an EOR and CCS project which has been-delay along a horizon below the reservoir. Keywords: time lapse, 4D seismic, CO2 sequestration, EOR, seismic

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Self-similar static solutions admitting a two-space of constant curvature  

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A recent result by Haggag and Hajj-Boutros is reviewed within the framework of self-similar space-times, extending, in some sense, their results and presenting a family of metrics consisting of all the static spherically symmetric perfect fluid solutions admitting a homothety.

J. Carot; A. M. Sintes

2000-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Application Potential of Four Nontraditional Similarity Metrics in Hydrometeorology  

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This paper presents a review and assessment of four nontraditional similarity metrics that can be applied to hydrological and meteorological data. These metrics are 1) the uncentered correlation coefficient, 2) the HodgkinRichards index, 3) the ...

Ruping Mo; Chengzhi Ye; Paul H. Whitfield

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity Measurement for Off-Line Signature Verification  

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Existing methods to deal with off-line signature verification usually adopt the feature representation based approaches ... . Experimental results showed that the computed similarity measurement was able to provi...

Xinge You; Bin Fang; Zhenyu He; Yuanyan Tang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Introduction 1 1.1 Visual Similarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2  

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Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Visual Similarity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.1.1 Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1.2 Texture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.1.3 Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.1.4 Stereo

Sebe, Nicu

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Gold Nanoparticles Self-Similar Chain Structure Organized by...  

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Society Year: 2010 Volume: 132 Pages: 3248-3249 ABSTRACT: Here we demonstrate Au nanoparticle self-similar chain structure organized by triangle DNA origami with well-controlled...

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Response and Rescue Plans for Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico  

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Response and Rescue Plans for Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico The Wildlife Branch of the Unified Command has organized trained wildlife that will be impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The marine mammal and sea turtle response teams include

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Mineralogy in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility stratigraphic horizon  

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Forty-six samples were selected for this study from two cores, one extending 50 ft up through the roof of the WIPP facility and the other penetrating 50 ft below the facility floor. These samples, selected from approximately every other foot of core length, represent the major lithologies present in the immediate vicinity of the WIPP facility horizon: ''clean'' halite, polyhalitic halite, argillaceous halite, and mixed polyhalitic-argillaceous halite. Samples were analyzed for non-NaCl mineralogy by determining weight percents of water- and EDTA-insoluble residues, which were then identified by x-ray diffraction. In general, WIPP halite contains at most 5 wt % non-NaCl residue. The major mineral constituents are quartz, magnesite, anhydrite, gypsum, polyhalite, and clays. Results of this study confirm that, in previous descriptions of WIPP core, trace mineral quantities have been visually overestimated by approximately an order of magnitude. 9 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.

Stein, C.L.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generally covariant model of a scalar field with high frequency dispersion and the cosmological horizon problem  

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Short distance structure of spacetime may show up in the form of high freqency dispersion. Although such dispersion is not locally Lorentz invariant, we show in a scalar field model how it can nevertheless be incorporated into a generally covariant metric theory of gravity provided the locally preferred frame is dynamical. We evaluate the resulting energy-momentum tensor and compute its expectation value for a quantum field in a thermal state. The equation of state differs at high temperatures from the usual one, but not by enough to impact the problems of a hot big bang cosmology. We show that a superluminal dispersion relation can solve the horizon problem via superluminal equilibration, however it cannot do so while remaining outside the Planck regime unless the dispersion relation is artificially chosen to have a rather steep dependence on wavevector.

Ted Jacobson; David Mattingly

2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Digestion time  

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Digestion time Digestion time Name: Don Mancosh Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: I have always given the rule of thumb in class that material we eat is with us for about 24 hours before exiting the body. The question arises about the time value of liquids. Getting a big coke prior to a 3 hour drive generally means that there will be a stop along the way. Is there a generalization made about liquids in the body similar to the one for solid food? Replies: A physician would give a better answer, but I hazard this: the only liquids which people consume (deliberately) in significant quantities are water, ethyl alcohol and various oils. Water and alcohol are absorbed on a time scale of seconds to minutes through the mouth, stomach and digestive tract. The oils are huge molecules, so I'd guess like any other greasy food they get absorbed in the upper digestive tract. Some of them, perhaps the longest and most nonpolar, are not absorbed at all --- cf. the old-time remedy of mineral oil for constipation --- so there should be some average time-before-what's-left-is-excreted such as you're looking for, and my (wild) guess is that it would not differ substantially from that for food. You can define an average lifetime in the body for alcohol, since the natural level is zero. Rough guidelines are widespread in the context of drunk driving laws. But this is not really possible for water. One's body is normally full up to the brim with water, and there's no way for the body to distinguish between water molecules recently absorbed and molecules that've been moping around since the Beatles split up. Thus the water entering the toilet bowl after the pit stop is not in general the same water as was in the big coke. If you were to consider for water just the average time between drinking and peeing, it would seem to depend strongly on how well hydrated the body was before the drink, and how much was drunk. During sustained heavy exertion in the sun and dry air one can easily drink a pint of water an hour without peeing at all. On the other hand, if one is willing to drink enough water fast enough, so as to establish a high excess of body water one can pee 8 ounces 15 minutes or less after drinking 8 ounces.

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Load Reduction of Wind Turbines Using Receding Horizon Control Mohsen Soltani, Rafael Wisniewski, Per Brath, and Stephen Boyd  

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Load Reduction of Wind Turbines Using Receding Horizon Control Mohsen Soltani, Rafael Wisniewski, Per Brath, and Stephen Boyd Abstract-- Large scale wind turbines are lightly damped mechanical% respectively, when compared to a conventional controller. I. INTRODUCTION The size of wind turbine structures

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Solution of Nonlinear Rational Expectations Models with Applications toFinite-Horizon Life-Cycle Models of Consumption  

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This paper considers the solution of nonlinear rational expectations models resulting from the optimality conditions of a finite-horizon intertemporal optimization problem satisfying Bellman's principle of optimality (and possibly involving inequality ... Keywords: exact and certainty-equivalent solutions, intertemporal consumer choice, minimum weighted residual method, nonlinear rational expectations models

Michael Binder; M. Hashem Pesaran; S. Hossein Samiei

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acute Embryonic or Juvenile Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Impairs the Swimming Performance of Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena  

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approximately 4 million barrels (6 ? 108 L) of crude oil into the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM).1-3 The DWHAcute Embryonic or Juvenile Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Impairs the Swimming and ecologically important fish species to crude oil during the sensitive early life stages. We show that brief

Grosell, Martin

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A method for enhancing image retrieval based on annotation using modified WUP similarity in WordNet  

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Images are the most common contents on the Internet for a long time. Lots of researchers have been studied to satisfy user demands for semantic visual recognition using low-level feature (such as color or texture) or keywords which were textual annotations ... Keywords: WUP similarity, WordNet, image annotation, image retrieval, semantic similarity, word sense disambiguation

Dongjin Choi; Jungin Kim; Hayoung Kim; Myunggwon Hwang; Pankoo Kim

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of the optical properties of seawater influenced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico  

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The fluorescence excitationemission matrix (EEM) technique coupled with parallel factor (PARAFAC) modeling and measurements of bulk organic carbon and other optical properties were used to characterize the oil components released from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to examine the chemical evolution and transformation of oil in the water column. Seawater samples were collected from the Gulf of Mexico during October 2010 and October 2011, three months and fifteen months, respectively, after the oil spill was stopped. Together with previous results from samples collected during the oil spill in May/June 2010, these time series samples allow us to elucidate changes in the optical properties of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from the time of maximum oil impact to its recovery, 15 months after the spill. Although the oil had profoundly altered the optical properties of the DOM in the entire water column during the oil spill, naturally occurring DOM became predominant in surface waters by October 2010, three months after the spill. Anomalous DOM with high optical yields, however, still resided in deep waters even 15 months after the oil spill in October 2011, showing a persistent influence of the oil in deep waters. Based on fluorescence EEM data and PARAFAC modeling, three oil components and one natural humic-like DOM could be readily identified. The most prominent oil component had its maximum fluorescence intensity at Ex/Em 224/328nm, and the other two centered on Ex/Em 264/324 and 232/346nm, respectively. The humic-like DOM component had its wide emission peak from 390 to 460nm over the excitation wavelength at ~248nm. We hypothesized that component-2 (264/324nm) was mostly derived from photochemical degradation and the component-3 (232/346nm) could be a degradation product from both microbial and photochemical degradation, although both C2 and C3 are subject to degradation at different rates. The oil component ratios, such as C2/C1 and C3/C1, were closely related to degradation states of oil and can be used as a sensitive index to track the fate, transport and transformation of oil in the water column.

Zhengzhen Zhou; Laodong Guo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A class of self-similar hydrodynamics test problems  

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We consider self-similar solutions to the gas dynamics equations. One such solution - a spherical geometry Gaussian density profile - has been analyzed in the existing literature, and a connection between it, a linear velocity profile, and a uniform specific internal energy profile has been identified. In this work, we assume the linear velocity profile to construct an entire class of self-similar sol utions in both cylindrical and spherical geometry, of which the Gaussian form is one possible member. After completing the derivation, we present some results in the context of a test problem for compressible flow codes.

Ramsey, Scott D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brown, Lowell S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nelson, Eric M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Alme, Marv L [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Florida Cell Phone/Similar Wireless Communication Devices  

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University of Florida Cell Phone/Similar Wireless Communication Devices Reimbursement Request Form the appropriate box * Purchase Reimbursement:* Monthly Reimbursement:Cell Phone * Purchase Reimbursement:* Monthly than $150 per month. The purchase reimbursement limit for each device is $150.00 for cell phones

Sin, Peter

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Hardware acceleration for similarity measurement in natural language processing  

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The continuation of Moore's law scaling, but in the absence of Dennard scaling, motivates an emphasis on energy-efficient accelerator-based designs for future applications. In natural language processing, the conventional approach to automatically analyze ... Keywords: cosine similarity, hardware acceleration, natural language processing

Prateek Tandon; Jichuan Chang; Ronald G. Dreslinski; Vahed Qazvinian; Parthasarathy Ranganathan; Thomas F. Wenisch

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hardware Acceleration for Similarity Measurement in Natural Language Processing  

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energy per similarity- computation compared to an optimized software implementation, while requiring less scaling, but in the absence of Dennard scaling, motivates an emphasis on energy- efficient accelerator- ically analyze vast text collections--using scale-out processing-- incurs high energy and hardware costs

Wenisch, Thomas F.

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Generalizing by Similarity: Lessons Learnt from Industrial Case Studies  

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about similarities and dissimilarities between past and future cases (i.e. projects1 by other IT vendor organizations and researchers who want to generalize from past cases to present. It would save them a lot of cost and effort if they could reliably depend on their past experience and draw

Wieringa, Roel

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Self-similar and charged spheres in the diffusion approximation  

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We study spherical, charged and self--similar distributions of matter in the diffusion approximation. We propose a simple, dynamic but physically meaningful solution. For such a solution we obtain a model in which the distribution becomes static and changes to dust. The collapse is halted with damped mass oscillations about the absolute value of the total charge.

Barreto, W

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity between positronium-atom and electron-atom scattering  

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We employ the impulse approximation for description of positronium-atom scattering. Our analysis and calculations of Ps-Kr and Ps-Ar collisions provide theoretical explanation of the similarity between the cross sections for positronium scattering and electron scattering for a range of atomic and molecular targets observed by S. J. Brawley et al. [Science 330, 789 (2010)].

Fabrikant, I I

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity Matching Techniques for Fault Diagnosis in Automotive Infotainment Electronics  

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Fault diagnosis has become a very important area of research during the last decade due to the advancement of mechanical and electrical systems in industries. The automobile is a crucial field where fault diagnosis is given a special attention. Due to the increasing complexity and newly added features in vehicles, a comprehensive study has to be performed in order to achieve an appropriate diagnosis model. A diagnosis system is capable of identifying the faults of a system by investigating the observable effects (or symptoms). The system categorizes the fault into a diagnosis class and identifies a probable cause based on the supplied fault symptoms. Fault categorization and identification are done using similarity matching techniques. The development of diagnosis classes is done by making use of previous experience, knowledge or information within an application area. The necessary information used may come from several sources of knowledge, such as from system analysis. In this paper similarity matching tec...

Kabir, Mashud

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-RAY TRANSIENTS IN THE ADVANCED LIGO/VIRGO HORIZON  

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Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo will be all-sky monitors for merging compact objects within a few hundred megaparsecs. Finding the electromagnetic counterparts to these events will require an understanding of the transient sky at low redshift (z < 0.1). We performed a systematic search for extragalactic, low redshift, transient events in the XMM-Newton Slew Survey. In a flux limited sample, we found that highly variable objects comprised 10% of the sample, and that of these, 10% were spatially coincident with cataloged optical galaxies. This led to 4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} transients per square degree above a flux threshold of 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} (0.2-2 keV) which might be confused with LIGO/Virgo counterparts. This represents the first extragalactic measurement of the soft X-ray transient rate within the Advanced LIGO/Virgo horizon. Our search revealed six objects that were spatially coincident with previously cataloged galaxies, lacked evidence for optical active galactic nuclei, displayed high luminosities {approx}10{sup 43} erg s{sup -1}, and varied in flux by more than a factor of 10 when compared with the ROSAT All-Sky Survey. At least four of these displayed properties consistent with previously observed tidal disruption events.

Kanner, Jonah [LIGO-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Baker, John; Blackburn, Lindy; Camp, Jordan [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 663, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Mooley, Kunal [California Institute of Technology, Astronomy Department, Mail Code 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Mushotzky, Richard; Ptak, Andy, E-mail: jonah.kanner@ligo.org [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DETECTION OF THE COSMIC {gamma}-RAY HORIZON FROM MULTIWAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS OF BLAZARS  

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The first statistically significant detection of the cosmic {gamma}-ray horizon (CGRH) that is independent of any extragalactic background light (EBL) model is presented. The CGRH is a fundamental quantity in cosmology. It gives an estimate of the opacity of the universe to very high energy (VHE) {gamma}-ray photons due to photon-photon pair production with the EBL. The only estimations of the CGRH to date are predictions from EBL models and lower limits from {gamma}-ray observations of cosmological blazars and {gamma}-ray bursts. Here, we present homogeneous synchrotron/synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) models of the spectral energy distributions of 15 blazars based on (almost) simultaneous observations from radio up to the highest energy {gamma}-rays taken with the Fermi satellite. These synchrotron/SSC models predict the unattenuated VHE fluxes, which are compared with the observations by imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. This comparison provides an estimate of the optical depth of the EBL, which allows us a derivation of the CGRH through a maximum likelihood analysis that is EBL-model independent. We find that the observed CGRH is compatible with the current knowledge of the EBL.

Dominguez, A.; Siana, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Finke, J. D. [U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Space Science Division, Code 7653, 4555 Overlook Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Prada, F. [Campus of International Excellence UAM-CSIC, Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Primack, J. R. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Kitaura, F. S. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam (Germany); Paneque, D., E-mail: albertod@ucr.edu [Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 (United States)

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of and observations about WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant) Facility horizon flow measurements through 1986  

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Numerous gas flow measurements have been made at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Facility horizon from 1984 through 1986. Almost all tests have been constant-pressure or pressure-decay tests from single boreholes drilled in the underground excavations. Results indicate that beyond about 2 m from an excavation, both halite and interbeds (anhydrite and clay layers) allowed very low gas flows, and calculated permeabilities are below 1 microdarcy. In regions within 2 m of an excavation very high flow rates were measured in the interbeds immediately above and below an excavation when the test hole was drilled from near the center of the excavation. Further, measured flow rates increase with the width of the excavation. The halite also permits substantially greater gas flow within about 1 m of the excavations. Limited tracer measurements reveal that flow paths in both the halite and interbeds in the near field region are significantly larger than those in the presumed undisturbed condition. The gas flow measurements are consistent with the development of a (perhaps partially-saturated) dilatant zone (increased porosity) around the excavations. Considerable uncertainty is associated with permeabilities calculated from these flow measurements, due to unknowns of rock saturation, entry pressure effects, flow homogeneity, etc.

Stormont, J.C.; Peterson, E.W.; Lagus, P.L.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Quantum Similarity and the Fundamentals of QSAR  

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Molecular Quantum Similarity and the Fundamentals of QSAR ... His research covers the following topics:? molecular electronic density fitting; QSAR; and scientific programming, both serial and parallel processing. ... Among all developments, the most important one has been the description of a fundamental quantum QSPR (QQSPR or Q2SPR) equation's existence, which also demonstrates that the empirical QSPR models can be generally founded into a well-defined relationship16 of quantum mechanical origin. ...

Emili Besal; Xavier Girons; Llus Amat; Ramon Carb-Dorca

2002-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Validity of the Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics of the Universe Bounded by the Event Horizon in Brane Scenario  

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In this paper, we examine the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics (GSLT) of the universe bounded by the event horizon in brane-world gravity. Here we consider homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe filled with perfect fluid in one case and in another case holographic dark energy model of the universe has been considered. The conclusions are presented point wise.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawking radiation as tunneling and the unified first law of thermodynamics at the apparent horizon in the FRW universe  

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Relations between the tunneling rate and the unified first law of thermodynamics at the apparent horizon of the FRW universe are investigated. The tunneling rate arises as a consequence of the unified first law of thermodynamics in such a dynamical system. The analysis shows obviously how the tunneling is intimately connected with the unified first law of thermodynamics through the principle of conservation of energy.

Ke-Xia Jiang; San-Min Ke; Dan-Tao Peng; Jun Feng

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-similar Network Approach to Modeling Complex Geophysical Systems  

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The analytic methods to be developed are from the probability theory and statistics (branching and coalescent the probability theory and statistics (branching and coalescent processes, time series analysis, complex networks to be developed are from the probability theory and statistics (branching and coalescent processes, time series

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Mechanical similarity as a generalization of scale symmetry  

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In this paper we study the symmetry known as mechanical similarity (LMS) and present for any monomial potential. We analyze it in the framework of the Koopman-von Neumann formulation of classical mechanics and prove that in this framework the LMS can be given a canonical implementation. We also show that the LMS is a generalization of the scale symmetry which is present only for the inverse square potential. Finally we study the main obstructions which one encounters in implementing the LMS at the quantum mechanical level.

E. Gozzi; D. Mauro

2005-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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On the similarity of Information Energy to Dark Energy  

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Information energy is shown here to have properties similar to those of dark energy. The energy associated with each information bit of the universe is found to be defined identically to the characteristic energy of a cosmological constant. Two independent methods are used to estimate the universe information content of ~10^91 bits, a value that provides an information energy total comparable to that of the dark energy. Information energy is also found to have a significantly negative equation of state parameter, w energy.

M. P. Gough; T. D. Carozzi; A. M. Buckley

2006-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Stress-energy tensor in colliding plane wave space-times: An approximation procedure  

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In a recent work on the quantization of a massless scalar field in a particular colliding plane wave space-time, we computed the vacuum expectation value of the stress-energy tensor on the physical state which corresponds to the Minkowski vacuum before the collision of the waves. We did such a calculation in a region close to both the Killing-Cauchy horizon and the folding singularities that such a space-time contains. In the present paper, we give a suitable approximation procedure to compute this expectation value, in the conformal coupling case, throughout the causal past of the center of the collision. This will allow us to approximately study the evolution of such an expectation value from the beginning of the collision until the formation of the Killing-Cauchy horizon. We start with a null expectation value before the arrival of the waves, which then acquires nonzero values at the beginning of the collision and grows unbounded towards the Killing-Cauchy horizon. The value near the horizon is compatible with our previous result, which means that such an approximation may be applied to other colliding plane wave space-times. Even with this approximation, the initial modes propagated into the interaction region contain a function which cannot be calculated exactly and to ensure the correct regularization of the stress-energy tensor with the point-splitting technique, this function must be given up to adiabatic order four of approximation.

Miquel Dorca

1997-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon-absorption effects in coalescing black-hole binaries: An effective-one-body study of the non-spinning case  

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We study the horizon absorption of gravitational waves in coalescing, circularized, nonspinning black hole binaries. The horizon absorbed fluxes of a binary with a large mass ratio (q=1000) obtained by numerical perturbative simulations are compared with an analytical, effective-one-body (EOB) resummed expression recently proposed. The perturbative method employs an analytical, linear in the mass ratio, effective-one-body (EOB) resummed radiation reaction, and the Regge-Wheeler-Zerilli (RWZ) formalism for wave extraction. Hyperboloidal (transmitting) layers are employed for the numerical solution of the RWZ equations to accurately compute horizon fluxes up to the late plunge phase. The horizon fluxes from perturbative simulations and the EOB-resummed expression agree at the level of a few percent down to the late plunge. An upgrade of the EOB model for nonspinning binaries that includes horizon absorption of angular momentum as an additional term in the resummed radiation reaction is then discussed. The effect of this term on the waveform phasing for binaries with mass ratios spanning 1 to 1000 is investigated. We confirm that for comparable and intermediate-mass-ratio binaries horizon absorbtion is practically negligible for detection with advanced LIGO and the Einstein Telescope (faithfulness greater than or equal to 0.997).

Sebastiano Bernuzzi; Alessandro Nagar; Anil Zenginoglu

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Painleve Analysis and Similarity Reductions for the Magma Equation  

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In this paper, we examine a generalized magma equation for rational values of two parameters, $m$ and $n$. Firstly, the similarity reductions are found using the Lie group method of infinitesimal transformations. The Painlev\\'e ODE test is then applied to the travelling wave reduction, and the pairs of $m$ and $n$ which pass the test are identified. These particular pairs are further subjected to the ODE test on their other symmetry reductions. Only two cases remain which pass the ODE test for all such symmetry reductions and these are completely integrable. The case when $m=0$, $n=-1$ is related to the Hirota-Satsuma equation and for $m=\\tfrac12$, $n=-\\tfrac12$, it is a real, generalized, pumped Maxwell-Bloch equation.

Shirley E. Harris; Peter A. Clarkson

2006-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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ECG beats classification using waveform similarity and RR interval  

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This paper present an electrocardiogram (ECG) beat classification method based on waveform similarity and RR interval. The purpose of the method is to classify six types of heart beats (normal beat, atrial premature beat, paced beat, premature ventricular beat, left bundle branch block beat and right bundle branch block beat). The electrocardiogram signal is first denoised using wavelet transform based techniques. Heart beats of 128 samples data centered on the R peak are extracted from the ECG signal and thence reduced to 16 samples data to constitute a feature. RR intervals surrounding the beat are also exploited as feature. A database of annotated beats is built for the classifier for waveform comparison to unknown beats. Tested on 46 records in the MIT/BIH arrhythmia database, the method shows classification rate of 97.52%.

Ka, Ahmad Khoureich

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A discounted-cost continuous-time flexible manufacturing and operator scheduling model solved by deconvexification over time  

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A discounted-cost, continuous-time, infinite-horizon version of a flexible manufacturing and operator scheduling model is solved. The solution procedure is to convexify the discrete operator-assignment constraints to obtain a linear program, and then to regain the discreteness and obtain an approximate manufacturing schedule by deconvexification of the solution of the linear program over time. The strong features of the model are the accommodation of linear inequality relations among the manufacturing activities and the discrete manufacturing scheduling, whereas the weak features are intra-period relaxation of inventory availability constraints, and the absence of inventory costs, setup times, and setup charges.

Eaves, B.C.; Rothblum, U.G.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum error discrimination between similarity-transformed quantum states  

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Using the well-known necessary and sufficient conditions for minimum error discrimination (MED), we extract an equivalent form for the MED conditions. In fact, by replacing the inequalities corresponding to the MED conditions with an equivalent but more suitable and convenient identity, the problem of mixed state discrimination with optimal success probability is solved. Moreover, we show that the mentioned optimality conditions can be viewed as a Helstrom family of ensembles under some circumstances. Using the given identity, MED between N similarity transformed equiprobable quantum states is investigated. In the case that the unitary operators are generating a set of irreducible representation, the optimal set of measurements and corresponding maximum success probability of discrimination can be determined precisely. In particular, it is shown that for equiprobable pure states, the optimal measurement strategy is the square-root measurement (SRM), whereas for the mixed states, SRM is not optimal. In the case that the unitary operators are reducible, there is no closed-form formula in the general case, but the procedure can be applied in each case in accordance to that case. Finally, we give the maximum success probability of optimal discrimination for some important examples of mixed quantum states, such as generalized Bloch sphere m-qubit states, spin-j states, particular nonsymmetric qudit states, etc.

Jafarizadeh, M. A. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran 19395-1795 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Fundamental Sciences, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sufiani, R. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran 19395-1795 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mazhari Khiavi, Y. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Dynamical Scaling in a Mutually Self-Similar Series of Base-Catalyzed Aerogels  

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The phonon-fracton crossover in a series of fractal aerogels of well-defined microstructure is investigated for the first time. Results of small-angle neutron scattering combined with simulations establish the mutual self-similarity of the series and its fractal dimension D1.7. Brillouin scattering is used to determine the fracton dimension related to tensorial elasticity, 1.1. Combined with Raman and neutron spectroscopic data, this allows to derive a consistent picture of dynamical scaling in relation with the structure of these materials.

E. Anglaret; A. Hasmy; E. Courtens; J. Pelous; R. Vacher

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat conduction: a telegraph-type model with self-similar behavior of solutions  

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For heat flux $q$ and temperature $T$ we introduce a modified Fourier--Cattaneo law $q_t+ l \\frac{q}{t}= - kT_x .$ The consequence of it is a non-autonomous telegraph-type equation. % $\\epsilon S_{tt} + \\frac{a}{t} S_t = S_{xx}$ . This model already has a typical self-similar solution which may be written as product of two travelling waves modulo a time-dependent factor and might play a role of intermediate asymptotics.

Imre Ferenc Barna; Robert Kersner

2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat conduction: hyperbolic self-similar shock-waves in solids  

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Analytic solutions for cylindrical thermal waves in solid medium is given based on the nonlinear hyperbolic system of heat flux relaxation and energy conservation equations. The Fourier-Cattaneo phenomenological law is generalized where the relaxation time and heat propagation coefficient have a general power law temperature dependence. From such laws one cannot form a second order parabolic or telegraph-type equation. We consider the original non-linear hyperbolic system itself with the self-similar Ansatz for the temperature distribution and for the heat flux. As results continuous and shock-wave solutions are presented. For physical establishment numerous materials with various temperature dependent heat conduction coefficients are mentioned.

Imre Ferenc Barna; Robert Kersner

2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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The generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon and modified gravity theories  

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In this paper, we investigate the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon. Here we consider homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe filled with perfect fluid in one case and in another case holographic model of the universe has been considered. In the third case the matter in the universe is taken in the form of non-interacting two fluid system as holographic dark energy and dust. Here we study the above cases in the Modified gravity, f(R) gravity.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Zn Speciation in the Organic Horizon of a Contaminated Soil by  

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, MS 6-2100, Berkeley, California 94720 Soils that have been acutely contaminated by heavy metals show to metal toxicity (5). Similar organic layers have been reported in many other contaminated sites (6 distinct characteristics, such as colonization by metal-tolerant plant species and topsoil enrichment

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A 3D electrical resistivity tomography survey to characterise the structure of a albeluvic tonguing horizon composed of distinct elementary pedological volumes  

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Abstract Water and gas transfer in porous media like soils are determined by their porous network, described by their structure. In soil, the horizon is usually considered to be elementary and homogeneous functioning system in the description of gas and water functioning. However, in some cases, a horizon is heterogeneous, and its structure is defined by the 3D arrangement of Elementary Pedological Volumes (EPVs). The horizon needs to be described in three dimensions to improve the characterisation of the structure and, consequently, the prediction of its hydraulic functioning. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of describing the 3D structure of a heterogeneous albeluvic tonguing soil horizon composed of a juxtaposition of silty white and clayey ochre EPVs, using 3D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). Electrical measurements were compared with geostatistical analyses from soil photographs. We demonstrated that the resistivity of the white \\{EPVs\\} was greater than that of the ochre EPVs. In addition, the general soil structure and organisation of the soil horizon could be derived from the electrical resistivity data. We proposed a method to discretise the soil electrical resistivity into a binary system that corresponded to white and ochre volumes. Finally, a 3D representation of the soil structure was created that could be used to improve soil hydraulic models.

M. Sger; R. Gurin; A. Frison; H. Bourennane; G. Richard; I. Cousin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TransPlanckian Particles and the Quantization of Time  

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Trans-Planckian particles are elementary particles accelerated such that their energies surpass the Planck value. There are several reasons to believe that trans-Planckian particles do not represent independent degrees of freedom in Hilbert space, but they are controlled by the cis-Planckian particles. A way to learn more about the mechanisms at work here, is to study black hole horizons, starting from the scattering matrix Ansatz. By compactifying one of the three physical spacial dimensions, the scattering matrix Ansatz can be exploited more efficiently than before. The algebra of operators on a black hole horizon allows for a few distinct representations. It is found that this horizon can be seen as being built up from string bits with unit lengths, each of which being described by a representation of the SO(2,1) Lorentz group. We then demonstrate how the holographic principle works for this case, by constructing the operators corresponding to a field in space-time. The parameter t turns out to be quantized in Planckian units, divided by the period R of the compactified dimension.

G. 't Hooft

1998-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Formal similarity between mathematical structures of electrodynamics and quantum mechanics  

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Electromagnetic phenomena can be described by Maxwell equations written for the vectors of electric and magnetic field. Equivalently, electrodynamics can be reformulated in terms of an electromagnetic vector potential. We demonstrate that the Schr\\"odinger equation admits an analogous treatment. We present a Lagrangian theory of a real scalar field $\\phi$ whose equation of motion turns out to be equivalent to the Schr\\"odinger equation with time independent potential. After introduction the field into the formalism, its mathematical structure becomes analogous to those of electrodynamics. The field $\\phi$ is in the same relation to the real and imaginary part of a wave function as the vector potential is in respect to electric and magnetic fields. Preservation of quantum-mechanics probability is just an energy conservation law of the field $\\phi$.

A. A. Deriglazov

2011-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiocarbon evidence that carbon from the Deepwater Horizon spill entered the planktonic food web of the Gulf of Mexico  

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The Deepwater Horizon (Macondo) oil spill released large volumes of oil and gas of distinct carbon isotopic composition to the northern Gulf of Mexico, allowing Graham etal (2010 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 045301) to use stable carbon isotopes (?13C) to infer the introduction of spilled oil into the planktonic food web. Surface ocean organic production and measured oil are separated by 57 in stable carbon isotope (?13C) space, while in radiocarbon (?14C) space these two potential sources are separated by more than 1000. Thus radiocarbon isotopes provide a more sensitive tracer by which to infer possible introduction of Macondo oil into the food web. We measured ?14C and ?13C in plankton collected from within 100km of the spill site as well as in coastal and offshore DIC (dissolved inorganic carbon or ?CO2) to constrain surface production values. On average, plankton values were depleted in 14C relative to surface DIC, and we found a significant linear correlation between ?14C and ?13C in plankton. Cumulatively, these results are consistent with the hypothesis that carbon released from the Deepwater Horizon spill contributed to the offshore planktonic food web. Our results support the findings of Graham etal (2010 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 045301), but we infer that methane input may be important.

J P Chanton; J Cherrier; R M Wilson; J Sarkodee-Adoo; S Bosman; A Mickle; W M Graham

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroweak Corrections to Photon Scattering, Polarization and Lensing in a Gravitational Background and the Near Horizon Limit  

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We investigate the semiclassical approach to the lensing of photons in a spherically symmetric gravitational background, starting from Born level and include in our analysis the radiative corrections obtained from the electroweak theory for the graviton/photon/photon vertex. In this approach, the cross section is related to the angular variation of the impact parameter ($b$), which is then solved for $b$ as a function of the angle of deflection, and measured in horizon units ($b_h\\equiv b/(2 G M)$). Exact numerical solutions for the angular deflection are presented. The numerical analysis shows that perturbation theory in a weak background agrees with the classical Einstein formula for the deflection already at distances of the order of $20$ horizon units ($\\sim 20\\, b_h$) and it is optimal in the description both of very strong and weak lensings. We show that the electroweak corrections to the cross section are sizeable, becoming very significant for high energy gamma rays. Our analysis covers in energy most...

Coriano, Claudio; Maglio, Matteo Maria; Serino, Mirko

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electroweak Corrections to Photon Scattering, Polarization and Lensing in a Gravitational Background and the Near Horizon Limit  

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We investigate the semiclassical approach to the lensing of photons in a spherically symmetric gravitational background, starting from Born level and include in our analysis the radiative corrections obtained from the electroweak theory for the graviton/photon/photon vertex. In this approach, the cross section is related to the angular variation of the impact parameter ($b$), which is then solved for $b$ as a function of the angle of deflection, and measured in horizon units ($b_h\\equiv b/(2 G M)$). Exact numerical solutions for the angular deflection are presented. The numerical analysis shows that perturbation theory in a weak background agrees with the classical Einstein formula for the deflection already at distances of the order of $20$ horizon units ($\\sim 20\\, b_h$) and it is optimal in the description both of very strong and weak lensings. We show that the electroweak corrections to the cross section are sizeable, becoming very significant for high energy gamma rays. Our analysis covers in energy most of the photon spectrum, from the cosmic microwave background up to very high energy gamma rays, and scatterings with any value of the photon impact parameter. We also study the helicity-flip photon amplitude, which is of $O(\\alpha^2)$ in the weak coupling $\\alpha$, and its massless fermion limit, which involves the exchange of a conformal anomaly pole. The corresponding cross section is proportional to the Born level result and brings to a simple renormalization of Einsten's formula.

Claudio Coriano; Luigi Delle Rose; Matteo Maria Maglio; Mirko Serino

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The holographic mapping of the Standard Model onto the black hole horizon, Part I: Abelian vector field, scalar field and BEH Mechanism  

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Interactions between outgoing Hawking particles and ingoing matter are determined by gravitational forces and Standard Model interactions. In particular the gravitational interactions are responsible for the unitarity of the scattering against the horizon, as dictated by the holographic principle, but the Standard Model interactions also contribute, and understanding their effects is an important first step towards a complete understanding of the horizon's dynamics. The relation between in- and outgoing states is described in terms of an operator algebra. In this paper, the first of a series, we describe the algebra induced on the horizon by U(1) vector fields and scalar fields, including the case of an Englert-Brout-Higgs mechanism, and a more careful consideration of the transverse vector field components.

G. 't Hooft

2005-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental disaster or just a drop in the bucket: Texas scientists on the real effects of the Deewater Horizon oil spill  

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Winter 2011 tx H2O 3 or just a drop in thebucket?Texas scientists on the real e#31;ects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4 tx H2O Winter 2011 Environmental Disaster Continued What if gasoline pumped into cars, seafood eaten at restaurants... but forgo#27;en as the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon MC#31;#30;#31; drilling platform sank into its waters. A crude awakening Like any large oil spill, this one took its toll in many ways. Eleven BP employees on the rig died in the explosion...

Lee, Leslie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental disaster or just a drop in the bucket?: Texas scientists on the real effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  

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Winter 2011 tx H2O 3 or just a drop in thebucket?Texas scientists on the real e#31;ects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4 tx H2O Winter 2011 Environmental Disaster Continued What if gasoline pumped into cars, seafood eaten at restaurants... but forgo#27;en as the wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon MC#31;#30;#31; drilling platform sank into its waters. A crude awakening Like any large oil spill, this one took its toll in many ways. Eleven BP employees on the rig died in the explosion...

Lee, Leslie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The weathering of oil after the Deepwater?Horizon oil spill: insights from the chemical composition of the oil from the sea surface, salt marshes and sediments  

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The oil released during the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill may have both short-?and long-time impacts on the northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. An understanding of how the composition and concentration of the oil are altered by weathering, including chemical, physical and biological processes, is needed to evaluate the oil toxicity and impact on the ecosystem in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study examined petroleum hydrocarbons in oil mousse collected from the sea surface and salt marshes, and in oil deposited in sediments adjacent to the wellhead after the DWH oil spill. Oil mousses were collected at two stations (OSS and CT, located 130 and 85?km away from the wellhead, respectively) in May 2010, and two sediment samples from stations SG and SC, within 6 km of the wellhead, in May 2011. We also collected oil mousse from salt marshes at Marsh Point (MP), Mississippi, 186?km away from the wellhead in July 2010. In these samples, n-alkanes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylated PAHs, BTEX (collective name of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and p-, m-, and o-xylenes), C3-benzenes and trace metals were measured to examine how the oil was altered chemically. The chemical analysis indicates that the oil mousses underwent different degrees of weathering with the pattern of OSS?DWH oil spill, as supported by the presence of short-chained n-alkanes (C10?C 15), BTEX and C 3-benzenes. The weathering of oil in sediment may result from biological degradation and dissolution, evidenced by the preferential loss of mid-chained n-alkanes C16?C 27, lower ratios of n-C 17/Pr and n-C 18/Ph , and preferential loss of PAHs relative to alkylated PAHs.

Zhanfei Liu; Jiqing Liu; Qingzhi Zhu; Wei Wu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting of preprocessed daily solar radiation time series using neural networks  

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In this paper, we present an application of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) in the renewable energy domain. We particularly look at the Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) network which has been the most used of ANNs architectures both in the renewable energy domain and in the time series forecasting. We have used a MLP and an ad hoc time series pre-processing to develop a methodology for the daily prediction of global solar radiation on a horizontal surface. First results are promising with nRMSE {proportional_to} 21% and RMSE {proportional_to} 3.59 MJ/m{sup 2}. The optimized MLP presents predictions similar to or even better than conventional and reference methods such as ARIMA techniques, Bayesian inference, Markov chains and k-Nearest-Neighbors. Moreover we found that the data pre-processing approach proposed can reduce significantly forecasting errors of about 6% compared to conventional prediction methods such as Markov chains or Bayesian inference. The simulator proposed has been obtained using 19 years of available data from the meteorological station of Ajaccio (Corsica Island, France, 41 55'N, 8 44'E, 4 m above mean sea level). The predicted whole methodology has been validated on a 1.175 kWc mono-Si PV power grid. Six prediction methods (ANN, clear sky model, combination..) allow to predict the best daily DC PV power production at horizon d + 1. The cumulated DC PV energy on a 6-months period shows a great agreement between simulated and measured data (R{sup 2} > 0.99 and nRMSE < 2%). (author)

Paoli, Christophe; Muselli, Marc; Nivet, Marie-Laure [University of Corsica, CNRS UMR SPE, Corte (France); Voyant, Cyril [University of Corsica, CNRS UMR SPE, Corte (France); Hospital of Castelluccio, Radiotherapy Unit, Ajaccio (France)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-similar nested sequences on a chaotic attractor for traveling-wave electrophoresis  

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Oscillating electric potentials are applied to interdigitated arrays of cylindrical electrodes above and below a stationary conducting viscous fluid. The phases of these potentials are chosen to produce a longitudinal traveling wave that traps high-mobility ions and partially traps intermediate-mobility ions in periodic and narrowband chaotic attractors with average velocities that are commensurate with the wave speed. Stable periodic attractors have periods up to 101 times the wave period. Incommensurate broadband chaotic attractors are described by one-dimensional iterated contact-angle return maps, which feature self-similar nested sequences that converge geometrically at unstable trapped orbits. Sequences of singular angles and sequences of step transitions are characterized by distinct convergence factors. A criterion for allowed interelectrode orbits is developed. Experiments are suggested to evaluate the applicability of the theory to microfluidic separations.

Boyd F. Edwards

2009-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Fisheries vol 36 no 7 july 2011 www.fisheries.org332 Potential Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Commercial  

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Horizon Oil Spill on Commercial Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico Feature: FISHERIES RESEARCH Impacto known accidental oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Eco- system (LME), a region valued for its of Mexico large marine ecosystem (LME), it is im- perative to quantify the potential impacts

Pauly, Daniel

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Of the estimated 5 million barrels of crude oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a  

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Of the estimated 5 million barrels of crude oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a fraction washed ashore onto sandy beaches from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle. Researchers at the MagLab compare the detailed molecular analysis of hydrocarbons in oiled sands from

Weston, Ken

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"New horizons in cryobiology could be explored by nanotechnology, which has revolutionized multiple fields in science. Some of the advances in materials science and  

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Editorial "New horizons in cryobiology could be explored by nanotechnology, which has revolutionized multiple fields in science. Some of the advances in materials science and nanotechnology ... can-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine (BAMM) Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical

Demirci, Utkan

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DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ESTIMATE: UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010 by Professor Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice University (www.ruf.rice.edu/~nagaraja &  

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DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL ESTIMATE: UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010 by Professor Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/us/11spill.html?hp New Estimates Double Rate of Oil Flowing on Thursday essentially doubled its estimate of how much oil has been spewing from the out-of-control BP well

Nagarajaiah, Satish

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Cosmological solutions of time varying speed of light theories  

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We consider scalar-tensor theory for describing varying speed of light in a spatially flat FRW space-time. We find some exact solutions in the metric and Palatini formalisms. Also we examine the dynamics of this theory by dynamical system method assuming a $\\Lambda$CDM background and we find some exact solutions by considering the character of critical points of the theory in both formalisms. We show that for any attractor the form of non-minimal coupling coefficient is quadratic in terms of the scalar field $\\Psi$. Also we show that only attractors of the de Sitter era satisfy the horizon criteria.

Mahmood Roshan; Maryam Nouri; Fatimah Shojai

2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Bomb-Pulse Chlorine-36 at the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository Horizon: An Investigation of Previous Conflicting Results and Collection of New Data  

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Previous studies Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) found elevated ratios of chlorine-36 to total chloride (36Cl/Cl) in samples of rock collected from the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain (YM). The data were interpreted as an indication that fluids containing bomb-pulse 36Cl reached the repository horizon in the ~50 years since the peak period of above-ground nuclear testing. Due to the significance of 36Cl data to conceptual models of unsaturated zone flow, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) implemented a study to validate the LANL findings. The USGS drilled new boreholes at select locations across zones where bomb-pulse ratios had previously been identified. The drill cores were analyzed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Because consensus was not reached between the USGS/LLNL and LANL on several fundamental points including the presence or absence of bomb-pulse 36Cl, an evaluation by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), was initiated. The overall objectives of the UNLV study were to investigate the source of the validation studys conflicting results, and to obtain additional data on bomb-pulse isotopes at the repository horizon. UNLV engaged in discussions with previous investigators, reviewed reports, and analyzed archived samples. UNLV also collected new samples of rock from the ESF, soil profiles from the surface of YM, and samples of seep water from inside the ESF. Samples were analyzed for 36Cl/Cl ratios, and 99Tc and 129I in select samples. A column experiment was conducted mimicking the passage of bomb-pulse 36Cl through YM tuff. The work faced several obstacles including an extended shutdown of the tunnel. Only one sample yielded a background corrected 36Cl/Cl ratio that was higher than the accepted bomb-pulse threshold (1250 x 10-15). Specimen 01034214 obtained from the Drill Hole Wash fault (19+33) had a ratio of 1590 80 (1?) x10-15, whereas the other separate sample from this fault zone yielded 1160 50 (1?) x 10-15. Three samples collected from Alcove 6 averaged 490 100 (1?) x10-15; a sample from Sundance Fault resulted in a ratio of 920 60 (1?) x10-15, and a sample from the Bow Ridge Fault produced 530 20 (1?) x10-15. The results are significant because: 1) they tend to be lower than LANL data for comparable samples, albeit in agreement with the range of data produced in the area, and 2) they show that a bomb-pulse 36Cl/Cl ratio was measured in rock collected at the repository horizon level by a second and independent group of investigators (UNLV). Because of time UNLV was not able to replicate the results, and these few data points are insufficient to draw major and definitive conclusions. Leachates of soil samples collected from the surface above the ESF yielded several ratios with bomb-pulse 36Cl, particularly for samples encompassing the wetting front. Soil samples collected above the south ramp, where there was limited soil coverage due to a large amount of rock outcrop, had relatively large ratios ranging from 2170 110 (1?) x10-15 to 5670 350 (1?) x10-15. Soil samples from profiles from above the north ramp ranged from 820 70 (1?) x10-15 to 2390 160 (1?) x10-15, which compare favorably with previous measurements near the site. Water seepage into the ESF south ramp and 36Cl standards made from NIST material were also analyzed. The standards were produced to have nominal 36Cl/Cl ratios (10-15) of 500, 2,500 and 10,000 and the results showed good agreement with the calculated ratios. The seepage samples ranged between 680 40 (1?) x10-15 to 1110 40 (1?) x10-15, consistent with that found for modern meteoric water, with a small bomb-pulse component. Bomb-pulse 36Cl may not have been incorporated in this fast-path water because the surface above the infiltration zone consists mostly of outcrop and the flow pathways have probably mostly been leached. 99Tc was measured in five of nine leaches of ESF rock but poor analytical recoveries and lack of data overlap with 36Cl limit interpretations of these data

Cizdziel, James

2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic strings in a spacetime with positive cosmological constant  

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We study Abelian strings in a fixed de Sitter background. We find that the gauge and Higgs fields extend smoothly across the cosmological horizon and that the string solutions have oscillating scalar fields outside the cosmological horizon for all currently accepted values of the cosmological constant. If the gauge to Higgs boson mass ratio is small enough, the gauge field function has a power-like behaviour, while it is oscillating outside the cosmological horizon if Higgs and gauge boson mass are comparable. Moreover, we observe that Abelian strings exist only up to a maximal value of the cosmological constant and that two branches of solutions exist that meet at this maximal value. We also construct radially excited solutions that only exist for non-vanishing values of the cosmological constant and are thus a novel feature as compared to flat spacetime. Considering the effect of the de Sitter string on the spacetime, we observe that the deficit angle increases with increasing cosmological constant. Lensed objects would thus be separated by a larger angle as compared to asymptotically flat spacetime.

Yves Brihaye; Betti Hartmann

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic strings in a space-time with positive cosmological constant  

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We study Abelian strings in a fixed de Sitter background. We find that the gauge and Higgs fields extend smoothly across the cosmological horizon and that the string solutions have oscillating scalar fields outside the cosmological horizon for all currently accepted values of the cosmological constant. If the gauge to Higgs boson mass ratio is small enough, the gauge field function has a power-like behaviour, while it is oscillating outside the cosmological horizon if Higgs and gauge boson mass are comparable. Moreover, we observe that Abelian strings exist only up to a maximal value of the cosmological constant and that two branches of solutions exist that meet at this maximal value. We also construct radially excited solutions that only exist for non-vanishing values of the cosmological constant and are thus a novel feature as compared to flat space-time. Considering the effect of the de Sitter string on the space-time, we observe that the deficit angle increases with increasing cosmological constant. Lensed objects would thus be separated by a larger angle as compared to asymptotically flat space-time.

Yves Brihaye; Betti Hartmann

2008-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-similar propagation and compression of chirped self-similar waves in asymmetric twin-core fibers with nonlinear gain  

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Ultrashort-pulse propagation in asymmetric twin-core fiber amplifiers is studied with the aid of self-similarity analysis of the nonlinear Schrdinger-type equation interacting with a source, variable dispersion, variable Kerr nonlinearity, variable gain or loss, and nonlinear gain. Exact chirped pulses that can propagate self-similarly subject to simple scaling rules of this model have been found. It is reported that the pulse position of these chirped pulses can be precisely piloted by appropriately tailoring the dispersion profile. This fact is profitably exploited to achieve optimal pulse compression of these chirped self-similar solutions.

T. Soloman Raju; Prasanta K. Panigrahi; K. Porsezian

2005-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

283

Explosive Contamination from Substrate Surfaces: Differences and Similarities in Contamination Techniques using RDX and C-4  

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The amount of time that an explosive is present on the surface of a material is dependent upon the original amount of explosive on the surface, temperature, humidity, rain, etc. This laboratory study focused on looking at similarities and differences in three different surface contamination techniques that are used when performance testing explosive trace detection equipment in an attempt to determine how effective the techniques are at replicating actual field samples. The three techniques used were dry transfer deposition of solutions using the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) patented dry transfer techniques (US patent 6470730), direct deposition of explosive standards, and fingerprinting of actual explosives. Explosives were deposited on the surface of one of five substrates using one of the three different deposition techniques. The process was repeated for each surface type using each contamination technique. The surface types used were: 50% cotton/50% polyester as found in T-shirts, 100% cotton with a smooth surface such as that found in a cotton dress shirt, 100% cotton on a rough surface such as that found on canvas or denim, suede leather such as might be found on jackets, purses, or shoes, and metal obtained from a car hood at a junk yard. The samples were not pre-cleaned prior to testing and contained sizing agents, and in the case of the metal, oil and dirt. The substrates were photographed using a Zeiss Discover V12 stereoscope with Axiocam ICc1 3 megapixel digital camera to determine the difference in the crystalline structure and surface contamination in an attempt to determine differences and similarities associated with current contamination techniques.

C.J. Miller; T.S. Yoder

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the self-similarity assumption in dynamic models for large eddy simulations  

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that the present formulation of the DP is usually incompatible with its under- lying self-similarity assumption SSAOn the self-similarity assumption in dynamic models for large eddy simulations Daniele Carati eddy simulations and their underlying self-similarity assumption is discussed. The interpretation

Van Den Eijnden, Eric

285

Towards the estimation of feature-based semantic similarity using multiple ontologies  

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A key application of ontologies is the estimation of the semantic similarity between terms. By means of this assessment, the comprehension and management of textual resources can be improved. However, most ontology-based similarity measures only support ... Keywords: Feature-based semantic similarity, MeSH, Multiple ontologies, Ontologies, WordNet

Albert Sol-Ribalta; David Snchez; Montserrat Batet; Francesc Serratosa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Female Team Overall Name Age Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Pace Rank Time Rank Time Pace Time  

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Female Team Overall Name Age Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Pace Rank Time Rank Time Pace Time 1 Amy:56:27.6 Deborah Mc Eligot Deborah Storrings Male Team Overall Name Age Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Pace Rank Time Rank Time Pace Time 1 Macon Fessenden 20 1 5:42.2 2 0:26.9 1 34:29.7 3:23 1 0:12.8 1 17:41.1 3

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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An examination of content similarity within the memory of HPC applications.  

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Memory content similarity has been e ectively exploited for more than a decade to reduce memory consumption. By consolidating duplicate and similar pages in the address space of an application, we can reduce the amount of memory it consumes without negatively a ecting the application's perception of the memory resources available to it. In addition to memory de-duplication, there may be many other ways that we can exploit memory content similarity to improve system characteristics. In this paper, we examine the memory content similarity of several HPC applications. By characterizing the memory contents of these applications, we hope to provide a basis for ef- forts to e ectively exploit memory content similarity to improve system performance beyond memory deduplication. We show that several applications exhibit signi cant similarity and consider the source of the similarity.

Levy, Scott N. [University of New Mexico; Bridges, Patrick G. [University of New Mexico; Ferreira, Kurt Brian; Thompson, Aidan Patrick; Trott, Christian Robert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Distribution and concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons associated with the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico  

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Abstract We examined the geographic extent of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in sediment, seawater, biota, and seafood during/after the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (April 20July 15, 2010; 28.736667N, ?88.386944W). TPH, PAHs, and 12 compound classes were examined, particularly C1-benzo(a)anthracenes/chrysenes, C-2-/C-4-phenanthrenes/anthracenes, and C3-naphthalenes. Sediment TPH, PAHs, and all classes peaked near Pensacola, Florida, and Galveston, Texas. Seawater TPH peaked off Pensacola; all of the above classes peaked off the Mississippi River, Louisiana and Galveston. Biota TPH and \\{PAHs\\} peaked near the Mississippi River; C-3 napthalenes peaked near the spill site. Seafood TPH peaked near the spill site, with \\{PAHs\\} and all classes peaking near Pensacola. We recommend that oil concentrations continued to be monitored in these media well after the spill has ceased to assist in defining re-opening dates for fisheries; closures should be maintained until hydrocarbon levels are deemed within appropriate limits.

Paul W. Sammarco; Steve R. Kolian; Richard A.F. Warby; Jennifer L. Bouldin; Wilma A. Subra; Scott A. Porter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

TIMELY DELIVERY OF LASER INERTIAL FUSION ENERGY (LIFE)  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest and most energetic laser system, is now operational at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. A key goal of the NIF is to demonstrate fusion ignition for the first time in the laboratory. Its flexibility allows multiple target designs (both indirect and direct drive) to be fielded, offering substantial scope for optimization of a robust target design. In this paper we discuss an approach to generating gigawatt levels of electrical power from a laser-driven source of fusion neutrons based on these demonstration experiments. This 'LIFE' concept enables rapid time-to-market for a commercial power plant, assuming success with ignition and a technology demonstration program that links directly to a facility design and construction project. The LIFE design makes use of recent advances in diode-pumped, solid-state laser technology. It adopts the paradigm of Line Replaceable Units utilized on the NIF to provide high levels of availability and maintainability and mitigate the need for advanced materials development. A demonstration LIFE plant based on these design principles is described, along with the areas of technology development required prior to plant construction. A goal-oriented, evidence-based approach has been proposed to allow LIFE power plant rollout on a time scale that meets policy imperatives and is consistent with utility planning horizons. The system-level delivery builds from our prior national investment over many decades and makes full use of the distributed capability in laser technology, the ubiquity of semiconductor diodes, high volume manufacturing markets, and U.S. capability in fusion science and nuclear engineering. The LIFE approach is based on the ignition evidence emerging from NIF and adopts a line-replaceable unit approach to ensure high plant availability and to allow evolution from available technologies and materials. Utilization of a proven physics platform for the ignition scheme is an essential component of an acceptably low-risk solution. The degree of coupling seen on NIF between driver and target performance mandates that little deviation be adopted from the NIF geometry and beamline characteristics. Similarly, the strong coupling between subsystems in an operational power plant mandates that a self-consistent solution be established via an integrated facility delivery project. The benefits of separability of the subsystems within an IFE plant (driver, chamber, targets, etc.) emerge in the operational phase of a power plant rather than in its developmental phase. An optimized roadmap for IFE delivery needs to account for this to avoid nugatory effort and inconsistent solutions. For LIFE, a system design has been established that could lead to an operating power plant by the mid-2020s, drawing from an integrated subsystem development program to demonstrate the required technology readiness on a time scale compatible with the construction plan. Much technical development work still remains, as does alignment of key stakeholder groups to this newly emerging development option. If the required timeline is to be met, then preparation of a viable program is required alongside the demonstration of ignition on NIF. This will enable timely analysis of the technical and economic case and establishment of the appropriate delivery partnership.

Dunne, A M

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Validity of the Generalized Second Law of Thermodynamics of the Universe Bounded by the Event Horizon in Holographic Dark Energy Model  

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In this letter, we investigate the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe bounded by the event horizon in the holographic dark energy model. The universe is chosen to be homogeneous and isotropic and the validity of the first law has been assumed here. The matter in the universe is taken in the form of non-interacting two fluid system- one component is the holographic dark energy model and the other component is in the form of dust.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Does the validity of the first law of thermodynamics imply that the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe is bounded by the event horizon?  

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In this work we examine the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics of the universe with the event horizon as the boundary assuming the first law of thermodynamics. We consider a homogeneous and isotropic model of the universe, filled with perfect fluid having an arbitrary equation of state. We study the validity of the generalized second law both in Einstein and EinsteinGaussBonnet (EGB) gravity.

Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Similarity solutions and applications to turbulent upward flame spread on noncharring materials  

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The primary achievement in this work has been the discovery that turbulent upward flame spread on noncharring materials (for pyrolysis lengths less than 1.8m) can be directly predicted by using measurable flammability parameters. These parameters are: a characteristic length scale which is proportional to a turbulent combustion and mixing related length scale parameter ({dot q}{double_prime}{sub net}({Delta}H{sub c}/{Delta}H{sub v})){sup 2}, a pyrolysis or ignition time {tau}{sub p}, and a parameter which determines the transient pyrolysis history of a non-charring material: {lambda} = L/c{Delta}T{sub p} = ratio of the latent heat to the sensible heat of the pyrolysis temperature of the material. In the length scale parameter, {dot q}{double_prime}{sub net} is the total net heat flux from the flames to the wall (i.e., total heat flux minus reradiation losses), {Delta}H{sub c} is the heat of combustion and {Delta}H{sub v} is an effective heat of gasification for the material. The pyrolysis or ignition time depends (for thermally thick conditions) on the material thermal inertia, the pyrolysis temperature, and the total heat flux from the flames to the wall, {dot q}{double_prime}{sub fw}. The present discovery was made possible by using both a numerical simulation, developed earlier, and exact similarity solutions, which are developed in this work. The predictions of the analysis have been validated by comparison with upward flame spread experiments on PMMA.

Delichatsios, M.A.; Delichatsios, M.; Chen, Y. [Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Norwood, MA (United States)] [Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Norwood, MA (United States); Hasemi, Y. [Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba (Japan). Building Research Inst.] [Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba (Japan). Building Research Inst.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Links Between Flood Frequency and Annual Water Balance Behaviors: A Basis for Similarity and Regionalization  

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This paper presents the results of a data based comparative study of several hundred catchments across continental United States belonging to the MOPEX dataset, which systematically explored the connection between the flood frequency curve and measures of mean annual water balance. Two different measures of mean annual water balance are used: (i) a climatic aridity index, AI, which is a measure of the competition between water and energy availability at the annual scale; and, (ii) baseflow index, BFI, the ratio of slow runoff to total runoff also at the annual time scale, reflecting the role of geology, soils, topography and vegetation. The data analyses showed that the aridity index, AI, has a first order control on both the mean and Cv of annual maximum floods. While mean annual flood decreases with increasing aridity, Cv increases with increasing aridity. BFI appeared to be a second order control on the magnitude and shape of the flood frequency curve. Higher BFI, meaning more subsurface flow and less surface flow leads to a decrease of mean annual flood whereas lower BFI leads to accumulation of soil moisture and increased flood magnitudes that arise from many events acting together. The results presented in this paper provide innovative means to delineate homogeneous regions within which the flood frequency curves can be assumed to be functionally similar. At another level, understanding the connection between annual water balance and flood frequency will be another building block towards developing comprehensive understanding of catchment runoff behavior in a holistic way.

Guo, Jiali; Li, Hongyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Guo, Shenglian; Liu, Pan; Sivapalan, Murugesu

2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Low voltage ride-through of DFIG and brushless DFIG: Similarities and differences  

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Abstract The brushless doubly fed induction generator (BDFIG) has been proposed as a viable alternative in wind turbines to the commonly used doubly fed induction generator (DFIG). The BDFIG retains the benefits of the DFIG, i.e. variable speed operation with a partially rated converter, but without the use of brush gear and slip rings, thereby conferring enhanced reliability. As low voltage ride-through (LVRT) performance of the DFIG-based wind turbine is well understood, this paper aims to analyze LVRT behavior of the BDFIG-based wind turbine in a similar way. In order to achieve this goal, the equivalence between their two-axis model parameters is investigated. The variation of flux linkages, back-EMFs and currents of both types of generator are elaborated during three phase voltage dips. Moreover, the structural differences between the two generators, which lead to different equivalent parameters and hence different LVRT capabilities, are investigated. The analytical results are verified via time-domain simulations for medium size wind turbine generators as well as experimental results of a voltage dip on a prototype 250kVA BDFIG.

S. Tohidi; P. Tavner; R. McMahon; H. Oraee; M.R. Zolghadri; S. Shao; E. Abdi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the global uniqueness for the Einstein-Maxwell-scalar field system with a cosmological constant. Part 2: Structure of the solutions and stability of the Cauchy horizon  

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This paper is the second part of a trilogy dedicated to the following problem: given spherically symmetric characteristic initial data for the Einstein-Maxwell-scalar field system with a cosmological constant $\\Lambda$, with the data on the outgoing initial null hypersurface given by a subextremal Reissner-Nordstrom black hole event horizon, study the future extendibility of the corresponding maximal globally hyperbolic development as a "suitably regular" Lorentzian manifold. In the first paper of this sequence, we established well posedness of the characteristic problem with general initial data. In this second paper, we generalize the results of Dafermos on the stability of the radius function at the Cauchy horizon by including a cosmological constant. This requires a considerable deviation from the strategy followed by Dafermos, focusing on the level sets of the radius function instead of the red-shift and blue-shift regions. We also present new results on the global structure of the solution when the free data is not identically zero in a neighborhood of the origin. In the third and final paper, we will consider the issue of mass inflation and extendibility of solutions beyond the Cauchy horizon.

Joo L. Costa; Pedro M. Giro; Jos Natrio; Jorge Drumond Silva

2014-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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5/10/10 7:22 AMTerry Hazen, Berkeley Lab: Deepwater Horizon Spill Detergents Could Make Bad Situation Worse Page 1 of 3http://www.outlookseries.com/N7/Science/3910_Terry_Hazen_Berkeley_La...water_Horizon_Spill_Detergents_Could_Situation_Worse_Terry_Hazen.  

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With millions of gallons crude oil being spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill a day into the Gulf of Mexico. To contain the spreading oil slick and keep it from polluting the fragile three miles off the coast of Normandy, releasing about 227,000 tons heavy crude oil that ultimately

Hazen, Terry

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Time Brightness  

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Perlmutter, et al., in Thermonuclear Supernovae, NATO ASI, v. 486 (1997) Perlmutter, et al., in Thermonuclear Supernovae, NATO ASI, v. 486 (1997) Cosmology from . . . Time Brightness ... . . . 50-100 Fields Lunar Calendar Scheduled Follow-Up Imaging at Hubble, Cerro Tololo, WIYN, Isaac Newton Scheduled Follow-Up Spectroscopy at Keck Almost 1000 Galaxies per Field RESULT: ~24 Type Ia supernovae discovered while still brightening, at new moon Berkeley Lab Keck WIYN Cerro Tololo Isaac Newton Hubble Strategy We developed a strategy to guarantee a group of supernova discoveries on a certain date. Just after a new moon, we observe some 50 to 100 high-galactic lattitute fields-each containing almost a thousand high-redshift galaxies-in two nights on the Cerro Tololo 4-meter telescope with Tyson & Bernstein's wide-field camera. We return three weeks later to observe the same

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Long distance symmetries for nuclear forces and the similarity renormalization group  

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In this work we study the emergence of long distance symmetries for nuclear forces within the framework of the similarity renormalization group approach.

Szpigel, S. [Faculdade de Computacao e Informatica, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 01302-907, Sao Paulo - SP (Brazil); Timoteo, V. S. [Faculdade de Tecnologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13484-332, Limeira - SP (Brazil); Arriola, E. R. [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear and Instituto Carlos I de Fisica Teorica y Computacional, Universidad de Granada, E-18071, Granada (Spain)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activation show similar Sample Search Results  

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recognition plays an important role in many areas Summary: a similarity function via a Web search. Our goal is to trans- fer activities between different physical spaces... AT...

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modes are nearly completely restored after ther-mal treatment. Similarly, electronic transitions in  

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modes are nearly completely restored after ther- mal treatment. Similarly, electronic transitions, 338 (2003). 13. D. Chattopadhyay, I. Galeska, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 3370

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aneurysms similarities differences Sample...  

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search results for: aneurysms similarities differences Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 3D Shape Analysis of Intracranial Aneurysms Using the Writhe Number as a Discriminant for...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aortic aneurysms similarities Sample Search...  

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imaging is needed for the rest of the patient... is used. A similar method, applied to segmenting ... Source: Utrecht, Universiteit - Department of Information and...

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Partition functions of the Ising model on some self-similar Schreier graphs  

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Partition functions of the Ising model on some self-similar Schreier graphs Daniele D for the Ising model on three families of finite graphs converging to infinite self-similar graphs. Mathematics Subject Classification (2000). Primary 82B20; Secondary 05A15. Keywords. Ising model, partition

Smirnova-Nagnibeda, Tatiana

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An Evaluation of Text Retrieval Methods for Similarity Search of multi-dimensional  

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,1,11,6,2], to the best of our knowledge, no effective similarity search method is known for 2D-NMR-spectra. SimplifiedAn Evaluation of Text Retrieval Methods for Similarity Search of multi-dimensional NMR retrieval method can be applied. We evaluate the performance of two retrieval methods, namely the standard

Hinneburg, Alexander

305

A Framework for Semantic-based Similarity Measures for ELH-Concepts  

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A Framework for Semantic-based Similarity Measures for ELH-Concepts Karsten Lehmann1,2 and Anni@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de Abstract. Similarity measures for concepts written in Description Log- ics (DLs) are often devised based on the syntax of concepts or simply by adjusting them to a set of instance data. These measures do not take

Baader, Franz

306

Self-similarity properties of nafionized and filtered water and deformed coherent states  

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By resorting to measurements of physically characterizing observables of water samples perturbed by the presence of Nafion and by iterative filtration processes, we discuss their scale free, self-similar fractal properties. By use of algebraic methods the isomorphism is proved between such self-similarity features and the deformed coherent state formalism.

A. Capolupo; E. Del Giudice; V. Elia; R. Germano; E. Napoli; M. Niccoli; A. Tedeschi; G. Vitiello

2013-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Envelope expansion with core collapse III. Similarity isothermal shocks in a magnetofluid  

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......speed-density phase diagram for constructing semi-complete MHD shock solutions...Figure 9 The phase diagram of Class I similarity MHD shock solutions with...Figure 13 The phase diagram of Class II similarity MHD shock solutions with......

Cong Yu; Yu-Qing Lou; Fu-Yan Bian; Yan Wu

2006-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

308

3D Human Motion Analysis Framework for Shape Similarity and Retrieval  

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3D Human Motion Analysis Framework for Shape Similarity and Retrieval Rim Slamaa,b , Hazem Wannousa, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France c Institut Mines-T´el´ecom / T´el´ecom Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France Abstract 3D the problem of 3D shape representation and shape similarity in human video sequences. Our shape representation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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PATCH SIMILARITY UNDER NON GAUSSIAN NOISE Charles-Alban Deledalle, Florence Tupin  

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PATCH SIMILARITY UNDER NON GAUSSIAN NOISE Charles-Alban Deledalle, Florence Tupin Institut Telecom compare groups of pixels (patches) and provide dense match- ing. Patch similarity is a key ingredient difficulty when comparing two patches from "real" data is to decide whether the differences should

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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LLNL 1981: technical horizons  

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Research programs at LLNL for 1981 are described in broad terms. In his annual State of the Laboratory address, Director Roger Batzel projected a $481 million operating budget for fiscal year 1982, up nearly 13% from last year. In projects for the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, the Laboratory applies its technical facilities and capabilities to nuclear weapons design and development and other areas of defense research that include inertial confinement fusion, nonnuclear ordnances, and particle-beam technology. LLNL is also applying its unique experience and capabilities to a variety of projects that will help the nation meet its energy needs in an environmentally acceptable manner. A sampling of recent achievements by LLNL support organizations indicates their diversity. (GHT)

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Receding Horizon Covariance Control  

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is an embedded submanifold of Rn. An integral curve x(t) of f is a trajectory in M tangent to the vector eld at all points along the curve, i.e. f(x(t)) = _x(t). For every initial condition x0 2 M there exists an > 0 and a neighborhood U of x0 such that x0... is taken into an integral curve x(t) by the ow, which is the map given by : ( ; ) U !M . We adopt the shorthand (t; x0) =: t(x0) = x(t). It is known that t : U ! t(U) is a di eomorphism onto its image satisfying 0(x) = x, t+s(x) = t s...

Wendel, Eric

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

312

Analysis of Data Fusion Methods in Virtual Screening:? Similarity and Group Fusion  

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We also develop a customized fusion rule, which provides an estimate of the optimal possible result for fusing multiple searches of a specific database; this shows that similarity fusion can, in principle, achieve retrieval enhancements even if this is not achieved in practice with current fusion rules. ... Studies of data fusion applied to similarity searching fall into three types. ... In similarity fusion, of type (i) or (ii) discussed in the Introduction, the values obtained using two or more measures are combined using one of several fusion rules. ...

Martin Whittle; Valerie J. Gillet; Peter Willett; Jens Loesel

2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Time Machine at the LHC  

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Recently, black hole and brane production at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been widely discussed. We suggest that there is a possibility to test causality at the LHC. We argue that if the scale of quantum gravity is of the order of few TeVs, proton-proton collisions at the LHC could lead to the formation of time machines (spacetime regions with closed timelike curves) which violate causality. One model for the time machine is a traversable wormhole. We argue that the traversable wormhole production cross section at the LHC is of the same order as the cross section for the black hole production. Traversable wormholes assume violation of the null energy condition (NEC) and an exotic matter similar to the dark energy is required. Decay of the wormholes/time machines and signatures of time machine events at the LHC are discussed.

I. Ya. Aref'eva; I. V. Volovich

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Does morphological convergence imply functional similarity? A test using the evolution of quadrupedalism in ornithischian dinosaurs  

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...convergence imply functional similarity? A test using the evolution of quadrupedalism in...form and function are closely related. We test the hypothesis that convergent skeletal...use stance in ornithischian dinosaurs to test the hypothesis that skeletal convergence...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do children acquire dense neighborhoods? An investigation of similarity neighborhoods in lexical acquisition  

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This study tests the claim that children acquire collections of phonologically similar word forms. namely, dense neighborhoods. Age of acquisition (AoA) norms were obtained front two databases: parent report of infant and ...

Storkel, Holly Lynn

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

SEMILAR: A Semantic Similarity Toolkit For Assessing Students' Natural Language Inputs  

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SEMILAR: A Semantic Similarity Toolkit For Assessing Students' Natural Language Inputs Vasile Rus to understand students' natural language responses. Accurate assessment of students' responses enables, & Graesser, in press). There are at least two different types of natural language assessments

Rus, Vasile

317

Streaming Similarity Search over One Billion Tweets Using Parallel Locality-Sensitive Hashing  

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Finding nearest neighbors has become an important operation on databases, with applications to text search, multimedia indexing, and many other areas. One popular algorithm for similarity search, especially for high ...

Sundaram, Narayanan

318

Comparative Studies of Disordered Proteins with Similar Sequences: Application to A?40 and A?42  

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Quantitative comparisons of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) with similar sequences, such as mutant forms of the same protein, may provide insights into IDP aggregationa process that plays a role in several ...

Fisher, CharlesK.

319

Comment on American Exceptionalism? Similarities and Differences in National Attitudes Toward Energy Policy and Global Warming  

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Similarities and Differences in National Attitudes Toward Energy Policy and Global Warming ... In the United States, the only uranium enrichment plant is the one at Paducah, Kentucky, which runs on coal. ...

Deborah Wallace

2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A new algorithm for the characteristic string problem under loose similarity criteria  

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Given two strings S and T, together with an integer representing the similarity bound, the characteristic string problem consists in finding the shortest substrings of T such that S ...

Yoshifumi Sakai

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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function of temperature. Similar studies (with neutrons) on uranium led to the dis-  

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1059 function of temperature. Similar studies (with neutrons) on uranium led to the dis- covery to the North Pole and that there was northward mo- tion of the Pacific plate. Conversely, if all seamounts had

Steinberger, Bernhard

322

New Methodology for Measuring Semantic Functional Similarity Based on Bidirectional Integration  

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1.2 billion users in facebook, 17 million articles in Wikipedia, and 190 million tweets per day have demanded significant increase of information processing through Internet in recent years. Similarly life sciences and ...

Jeong, Jong Cheol

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Prevalence of Similarity of the Turbulent Wall-bounded Velocity Profile  

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In a now very influential paper, Luciano Castillo and William George used a flow governing equation approach for the outer boundary layer region to seek similarity solutions for the mean velocity and Reynolds shear stress profiles. The development led to a less-constrained version of Clauser's pressure gradient constraint parameter. Using their new pressure gradient constraint parameter equal to a constant as a search criterion, Castillo and George claim to have found many turbulent boundary layer experimental datasets that exhibited velocity profile similarity. In fact Castillo, George, and coworkers examined an extensive set of experimental datasets and claim that most turbulent boundary layers appear to be equilibrium similarity boundary layers. This is in direct contradiction to the classical belief that equilibrium similarity flows are special flows and are difficult to achieve in experiments, a contradiction that Castillo and George themselves acknowledge. The importance of this observation cannot be ov...

Weyburne, David

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A nonlinear eigenvalue problem for self-similar spherical force-free magnetic fields  

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An axisymmetric force-free magnetic field B(r, ?) in spherical coordinates is defined by a function r?sin??B{sub ?}=Q(A) relating its azimuthal component to its poloidal flux-function A. The power law r?sin??B{sub ?}=aA|A|{sup 1/n}, n a positive constant, admits separable fields with A=(A{sub n}(?))/(r{sup n}) , posing a nonlinear boundary-value problem for the constant parameter a as an eigenvalue and A{sub n}(?) as its eigenfunction [B. C. Low and Y. Q Lou, Astrophys. J. 352, 343 (1990)]. A complete analysis is presented of the eigenvalue spectrum for a given n, providing a unified understanding of the eigenfunctions and the physical relationship between the field's degree of multi-polarity and rate of radial decay via the parameter n. These force-free fields, self-similar on spheres of constant r, have basic astrophysical applications. As explicit solutions they have, over the years, served as standard benchmarks for testing 3D numerical codes developed to compute general force-free fields in the solar corona. The study presented includes a set of illustrative multipolar field solutions to address the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) issues underlying the observation that the solar corona has a statistical preference for negative and positive magnetic helicities in its northern and southern hemispheres, respectively; a hemispherical effect, unchanging as the Sun's global field reverses polarity in successive eleven-year cycles. Generalizing these force-free fields to the separable form B=(H(?,?))/(r{sup n+2}) promises field solutions of even richer topological varieties but allowing for ?-dependence greatly complicates the governing equations that have remained intractable. The axisymmetric results obtained are discussed in relation to this generalization and the Parker Magnetostatic Theorem. The axisymmetric solutions are mathematically related to a family of 3D time-dependent ideal MHD solutions for a polytropic fluid of index ??=?4/3 as discussed in the Appendix.

Lerche, I. [Institut fr Geowissenschaften, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultt III, Martin-Luther Universitt, D-06099 Halle (Germany); Low, B. C. [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80307 (United States)

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Risk analysis using FMEA: Fuzzy similarity value and possibility theory based approach  

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Abstract Fuzzy numerical technique for FMEA has been proposed to deal with the drawbacks of crisp FMEA and fuzzy rule based FMEA approaches. Fuzzy numerical approaches based on de-fuzzification also suffer from the drawback of providing arbitrary priority ranks of failure modes even when their membership functions overlap. To overcome this drawback we developed a new methodology integrating the concepts of similarity value measure of fuzzy numbers and possibility theory. Similarity value measure has been applied to group together failure modes having similar amount of risk value. The possibility theory has been used for checking for conformance guidelines. Two case studies have been shown to demonstrate the methodology thus developed. The proposed methodology is more robust in nature as it does not require arbitrary precise operations like de-fuzzification to prioritise the failure modes. Application of possibility theory is new to the domain of risk analysing using FMEA.

Saptarshi Mandal; J. Maiti

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures*  

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Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures* Sara number: 0447416). Abstract - Nucleotide sequencing of genomic data is an important step towards building into the overall genome. However, the existence of insertions, deletions and substitutions can complicate

Nicolescu, Monica

327

Exploiting user interest similarity and social links for micro-blog forwarding in mobile opportunistic networks  

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to the mobility patterns of the nodes. Keywords: micro-blogging, social networks, pervasive, mobile, contentExploiting user interest similarity and social links for micro-blog forwarding in mobile opportunistic networks S.M. Allena , M.J. Chorleya , G.B. Colomboa , E. Jahob , M. Karaliopoulosb , I

Stavrakakis, Ioannis

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Using measures of similarity and inclusion for multiple classifier fusion by decision templates  

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types of combination: classifier selection and classifier fusion (see [16]). The presumptionUsing measures of similarity and inclusion for multiple classifier fusion by decision templates-407. Abstract Decision templates (DT) are a technique for classifier fusion for continuous-valued individual

Kuncheva, Ludmila I.

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cancer indicates a similar scenario, whereby MET amplification and mutation in the T790  

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cancer indicates a similar scenario, whereby MET amplification and mutation in the T790 residue- resistant forms of the cancer-associated kinase BCR­ABL have enhanced oncogenicity, there is growing spectrum of cancers, not just those with driver kinase mutations, might be sensitive to cocktails of kinase

Weiblen, George D

330

Similarity and differences between conditions for initiation and failure of detonation  

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...conditions for initiation and failure of detonation Henry Eyring Franklin E. Walker Shao-mu...sides of the reaction zone. D is the detonation velocity and d is the diameter of the...and other phenomena associated with detonation. Similarity and differences between...

Henry Eyring; Franklin E. Walker; Shao-mu Ma; Nancy Coon

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Assisting Web Search Using Query Suggestion Based on Word Similarity Measure and Query Modification  

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. For example, when the word "Tiger" is entered by a user, current web search engines are mostly focusedAssisting Web Search Using Query Suggestion Based on Word Similarity Measure and Query Modification search engines is query suggestion (QS), which assists users in formulating keyword queries by suggesting

Ng, Yiu-Kai Dennis

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Similarity Search for multi-dimensional NMR-Spectra of Natural Products  

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are the corresponding 1D-NMR spectra. to the best of our knowledge, no effective sim- ilarity search method is knownSimilarity Search for multi-dimensional NMR-Spectra of Natural Products Karina Wolfram1 , Andrea of naturally occurring products is an important task to investi- gate new potentially useful chemical compounds

Hinneburg, Alexander

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Quasi-ASICs: Trading Area for Energy by Exploiting Similarity in Synthesized Cores for Irregular Code  

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Quasi-ASICs: Trading Area for Energy by Exploiting Similarity in Synthesized Cores for Irregular to improve the system performance. To trade transistors for energy efficiency in a scalable manner, we- proaches seeks to trade the cheaper resource, the dark silicon, for the more valuable resource, energy

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Clathrin Light Chains LCA and LCB Are Similar, Polymorphic, and Share Repeated Heptad Motifs  

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Clathrin Light Chains LCA and LCB Are Similar, Polymorphic, and Share Repeated Heptad Motifs T. E. SMART, A. H. AHN, J. BRosIus* The dathrin light chains fall into two major dasses, LCA and LCB chain leg. Analysis ofrat brain and liver complementary DNA clones for LCA and LCB shows that the two

Kirchhausen, Tomas

335

Video Fingerprinting: Features for Duplicate and Similar Video Detection and Query-based Video Retrieval  

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Video Fingerprinting: Features for Duplicate and Similar Video Detection and Query-based Video and Computer Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 ABSTRACT A video "fingerprint" is a feature extracted from the video that should represent the video compactly, allowing faster search without

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Exploiting Covariate Similarity in Sparse Regression via the Pairwise Elastic Net  

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, the Elastic Net can yield a sparse esti- mate with more than n non-zero weights (Efron et al., 2004). One canExploiting Covariate Similarity in Sparse Regression via the Pairwise Elastic Net Alexander Lorbert- tion called the Pairwise Elastic Net is pro- posed. Like the Elastic Net, it simultane- ously performs

Blei, David M.

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Exploiting Covariate Similarity in Sparse Regression via the Pairwise Elastic Net  

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. Furthermore, un- like the Lasso, the Elastic Net can yield a sparse esti- mate with more than n non-zero477 Exploiting Covariate Similarity in Sparse Regression via the Pairwise Elastic Net Alexander to regression regulariza- tion called the Pairwise Elastic Net is pro- posed. Like the Elastic Net, it simultane

Low, Steven H.

338

Self-similar solutions for a fractional thin film equation governing hydraulic fractures  

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Self-similar solutions for a fractional thin film equation governing hydraulic fractures C. Imbert equation governing hydraulic fractures are constructed. One of the boundary con- ditions, which accounts, 35R11, 35C06 Keywords: Hydraulic fractures, higher order equation, thin films, fractional Laplacian

Boyer, Edmond

339

Elephant Beer and Shinto Gates: Managing Similar Concepts in a Multilingual Database  

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Elephant Beer and Shinto Gates: Managing Similar Concepts in a Multilingual Database Martin" and "tembo" are completely interchangeable when talking about elephants, but bring you different brands as "rouge" in French or "nyekundu" in Swahili. An "elephant" is an elephant, whether it is "éléphant

340

Data Analysis and Investigation of Self-Similarity in Oceanographic Sediment Data  

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Data Analysis and Investigation of Self-Similarity in Oceanographic Sediment Data Lam Ling Shum Engineering, University College London Abstract: This paper aims to analyse the oceanographic sediment data are temperature, conductivity, and pressure. Turbidity, a measurement of sediment level is selected in this paper

Haddadi, Hamed

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The viscoelastic behaviour of raw and anaerobic digested sludge: strong similarities with soft-glassy materials  

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1 The viscoelastic behaviour of raw and anaerobic digested sludge: strong similarities with soft confronted with a dramatically increasing flow of sewage sludge. To improve treatment efficiency, process reliable flow properties to simulate the process, this work is an attempt to approach sludge rheological

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

342

Utilization Filtering of Macros Based on Goal Similarity Uri Keidar, Shaul Markovitch & Erez Webman  

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Utilization Filtering of Macros Based on Goal Similarity Uri Keidar, Shaul Markovitch & Erez Webman as well as bene ts. When the costs outweigh the bene ts, we face the utility problem. The vast number of macros available to the learner forces it to be selective to avoid the utility problem. The most common

Markovitch, Shaul

343

Wind, Hydrogen and other Energy Technologies Similarities and Differences in Expectation Dynamics  

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Wind, Hydrogen and other Energy Technologies ­ Similarities and Differences in Expectation Dynamics But mostly a "storytelling" on expectations and wind energy Per Dannemand Andersen Head of Technology Use of Wind Energy #12;Wind Energy in Early Industrialisation Charles Bush 1890 #12;Wind Energy

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CONFIDENCE-BASED DENOISING RELYING ON A TRANSFORMATION-INVARIANT, ROBUST PATCH SIMILARITY  

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CONFIDENCE-BASED DENOISING RELYING ON A TRANSFORMATION-INVARIANT, ROBUST PATCH SIMILARITY Exploring ways to improve patch synchronous summation Cesario V. Angelino, Eric Debreuve, Michel Barlaud, France {angelino,debreuve,barlaud}@i3s.unice.fr Keywords: Denoising, image patch, patch denoising

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initial rise in respiratory quotient (RQ) was also similar in both groups. However, in rats  

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initial rise in respiratory quotient (RQ) was also similar in both groups. However, in rats fed in rats fed the TC diet the decline in RQ was more progressive and began its decrease only 3-4 h after ad libitum to two groups of eight male Wister rats. Rats fed the TD diet showed the first significant

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

346

Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes Contain Similar Phylogenetic Signal for Pigeons and Doves (Aves: Columbiformes)  

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Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genes Contain Similar Phylogenetic Signal for Pigeons and Doves (Aves of this assumption in the pigeons and doves (Aves: Columbiformes) by comparing phylog- enies derived from nuclear incongruence between trees derived from the two genes; so, we combined nuclear and mitochondrial data

Clayton, Dale H.

347

ON A CONDENSED FORM FOR NORMAL MATRICES UNDER FINITE SEQUENCES OF UNITARY SIMILARITIES  

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ON A CONDENSED FORM FOR NORMAL MATRICES UNDER FINITE SEQUENCES OF UNITARY SIMILARITIES L. Elsner have found a condensed form to which any unitary matrix can be reduced, again by a finite sequence of House­ holder transformations. This condensed form can be considered as a pentadiagonal or block

Bielefeld, University of

348

Although both the Arctic and Antarctic are subject to a similar annual cycle of solar  

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Although both the Arctic and Antarctic are subject to a similar annual cycle of solar radiation influence is emerging. Model simulations provided to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC. In the Antarctic, the attribution story is different. A poleward contraction and increase in circumpolar westerly

Francis, Jennifer

349

Although both the Arctic and Antarctic are subject to a similar annual cycle of solar  

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177 Although both the Arctic and Antarctic are subject to a similar annual cycle of solar radiation influence is emerging. Model sim- ulations provided to the Intergovernmen- tal Panel on Climate Change (IPCC. In the Antarctic, the attribution story is different. A poleward contraction and increase in circumpolar westerly

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Precision Timed Machines  

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1.4 Precision Timed Machines . . . . .Precision Timed Machine 2.1precision timed (PRET) machine. pages 264265, June 2007. [

Liu, Isaac Suyu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Nonlinear time-fractional dispersive equations  

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In this paper we study some cases of time-fractional nonlinear dispersive equations (NDEs) involving Caputo derivatives, by means of the invariant subspace method. This method allows to find exact solutions to nonlinear time-fractional partial differential equations by separating variables. We first consider a third order time-fractional NDE that admits a four-dimensional invariant subspace and we find a similarity solution. We also study a fifth order NDE. In this last case we find a solution involving Mittag-Leffler functions. We finally observe that the invariant subspace method permits to find explicit solutions for a wide class of nonlinear dispersive time-fractional equations.

P. Artale Harris; R. Garra

2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

352

Multiplicative cascades and seismicity in natural time  

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Natural time ? enables the distinction of two origins of self-similarity, i.e., the process memory and the process increments infinite variance. Employing multiplicative cascades in natural time, the most probable value of the variance ?1(???2?????2) is explicitly related with the parameter b of the Gutenberg-Richter law of randomly shuffled earthquake data. Moreover, the existence of temporal and magnitude correlations is studied in the original earthquake data. Magnitude correlations are larger for closer in time earthquakes, when the maximum interoccurrence time varies from half a day to 1 min.

N. V. Sarlis; E. S. Skordas; P. A. Varotsos

2009-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

353

Similarity Flow Solutions of a Non-Newtonian Power-law Fluid  

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In this paper we present a mathematical analysis for a steady-state laminar boundary layer flow, governed by the Ostwald-de Wael power-law model of an incompressible non- Newtonian fluid past a semi-infinite power-law stretched flat plate with uniform free stream velocity. A generalization of the usual Blasius similarity transformation is used to find similarity solutions [1]. Under appropriate assumptions, partial differential equations are transformed into an autonomous third-order nonlinear degenerate ordinary differential equation with boundary conditions. Using a shooting method, we establish the existence of an infinite number of global unbounded solutions. The asymptotic behavior is also discussed. Some properties of those solutions depend on the viscosity power-law index.

Guedda, Mohamed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Hippocampal ``Time Cells'': Time versus Path Integration  

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Neuron Article Hippocampal ``Time Cells'': Time versus Path Integration Benjamin J. Kraus,1 function of hippocampal networks (Etienne and Jeffery, 2004; McNaughton et al., 1991, 1996, 2006; O

Hasselmo, Michael

355

Safety of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - Part 1: General requirements and tests  

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This International Standard deals with safety aspects of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products such as electrical, thermal and mechanical safety. This standard covers the following types of dry-type transformers, power supplies, including switch mode power supplies, and reactors, the windings of which may be encapsulated or non-encapsulated. It has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

International Electrotechnical Commission. Geneva

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That  

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Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers Title Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4951E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Coles, Henry C., Tae Won Han, Phillip N. Price, Ashok J. Gadgil, and William F. Tschudi Date Published 03/2011 Abstract There is a concern that environmental-contamination caused corrosion may negatively affect Information Technology (IT) equipment reliability. Nineteen data centers in the United States and two in India were evaluated using Corrosion Classification Coupons (CCC) to assess environmental air quality as it may relate IT equipment reliability. The data centers were of two basic types: "closed" and outside-air cooled. A closed data center provides cool air to the IT equipment using air conditioning in which only a small percentage of the recirculation air is "make-up" air continuously supplied from outside to meet human health requirements. An outside-air cooled data center uses outside air directly as the primary source for IT equipment cooling. Corrosion measuring coupons containing copper and silver metal strips were placed in both "closed" and outside-air cooled data centers. The coupons were placed at each data center (closed and outside-air cooled types) with the location categorized into three groups:

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The Birmingham-CfA cluster scaling project - III: entropy and similarity in galaxy systems  

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We examine profiles and scaling properties of the entropy of the intergalactic gas in a sample of 66 virialized systems, ranging in mass from single elliptical galaxies to rich clusters, for which we have resolved X-ray temperature profiles. Some of the properties we derive appear to be inconsistent with any of the models put forward to explain the breaking of self-similarity in the baryon content of clusters. In particular, the entropy profiles, scaled to the virial radius, are broadly similar in form across the sample, apart from a normalization factor which differs from the simple self-similar scaling with temperature. Low mass systems do not show the large isentropic cores predicted by preheating models, and the high entropy excesses reported at large radii in groups by Finoguenov et al (2002) are confirmed, and found to extend even to moderately rich clusters. We discuss the implications of these results for the evolutionary history of the hot gas in clusters, and suggest that preheating may affect the entropy of intracluster gas primarily by reducing the density of material accreting into groups and clusters along cosmic filaments.

T. J. Ponman; A. J. R. Sanderson; A. Finoguenov

2003-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

358

Time in quantum mechanics  

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OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT A. Classical Mechanics B. Quantum Theory . C. The Problem 3 4 6 III. TIME ATOMS AND DISCRETE TIME A. The Earliest Applications of Atomistic and Discrete Time . . . . . B. The Radiating Electron... . C. Quantum Field Theory 8 10 l2 IV. TIME OPERATOR FORMULATIONS 16 A. Advocates Against a Time Operator . B. The Possibility of a Time Operator C, Advocates in Favor of a Time Operator D. A Restricted Time Delay Operator: Scattering Theory...

Chapin, Kimberly R.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

359

A Spirit Level to Be Fixed to a Quadrant for Taking a Meridional Altitude at Sea, When the Horizon is Not Visible. By John Hadley, Esq; V. Pr. R. S.  

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...Fixed to a Quadrant for Taking a Meridional Altitude at Sea, When the Horizon is Not Visible. By John Hadley, Esq; V. Pr. R. S. John Hadley The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Philosophical...

1733-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid similarity measure for case retrieval in CBR and its application to emergency response towards gas explosion  

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Case retrieval is a primary step in case-based reasoning (CBR). It is important to measure the similarity between each historical case and the target case during the case retrieval process. In recent years, some methods for similarity measure with multiple ... Keywords: Attribute value, Case retrieval, Case-based reasoning (CBR), Emergency response, Gas explosion, Hybrid similarity

Zhi-Ping Fan; Yong-Hai Li; Xiaohuan Wang; Yang Liu

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stable self-similar blow up for energy subcritical wave equations  

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We consider the semilinear wave equation \\[ \\partial_t^2 \\psi-\\Delta \\psi=|\\psi|^{p-1}\\psi \\] for $10$ and $\\kappa_p$ is a $p$-dependent constant. We prove that the blow up described by $\\psi^T$ is stable against small perturbations in the energy topology. This complements previous results by Merle and Zaag. The method of proof is quite robust and can be applied to other self-similar blow up problems as well, even in the energy supercritical case.

Roland Donninger; Birgit Schrkhuber

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

362

Protein Docking by the Interface Structure Similarity: How Much Structure Is Needed?  

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Protein Docking by the Interface Structure Similarity: How Much Structure Is Needed? Rohita Sinha1, Petras J. Kundrotas1*, Ilya A. Vakser1,2* 1Center for Bioinformatics, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America, 2... IA, Kundrotas P (2008) Predicting 3D structures of protein-protein complexes. Curr Pharm Biotech 9: 5766. 2. Janin J, Henrick K, Moult J, Ten Eyck L, Sternberg MJE, et al. (2003) CAPRI: A Critical Assessment of PRedicted Interactions. Proteins 52: 2...

Sinha, Rohita; Kundrotas, Petras J.; Vakser, Ilya A.

2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

363

Differences and similarities in the analysis of Lorenz, Chen, and Lu systems  

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Currently it is being actively discussed the question of the equivalence of various Lorenz-like systems and the possibility of universal consideration of their behavior, in view of the possibility of reduction of such systems to the same form with the help of various transformations. In the present paper the differences and similarities in the analysis of the Lorenz, the Chen and the Lu systems are discussed and it is shown that the Chen and the Lu systems are valuable for the development of new methods for the analysis of chaotic systems.

G. A. Leonov; N. V. Kuznetsov

2014-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

364

Oblique and conical shock similarity laws for non-equilibrium flows  

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OF SCIEiiCE January 1968 Tia jor Subject: Aerospace Engineering OBLIQUE AVD COii'ICAL SIIOCK SINILARITY IAWS FOR NOXi EQUILIBRIUM FLOATS A Thesis by JESSE LOUIS BOLSTER Approved as to stvle and content by: (Chairman o Com xtteeP ead o spar tmen... ) (SO) 35 For a dissociating diatomic gas, the conical shock similarity law becomes K&& (1-Q, ) ? ? L P [ED/(k(K&o Y ~) )] =. co st t (51) I where K i5 l9 '4 (R 20 2l (52) With these two relations, it is possible to scale the length...

Holster, Jesse Louis

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Heat conduction: a telegraph-type model with self-similar behavior of solutions II  

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In our former study (J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 43, (2010) 325210 or arXiv:1002.0999v1 [math-ph]) we introduced a modified Fourier-Cattaneo law and derived a non-autonomous telegraph-type heat conduction equation which has desirable self-similar solution. Now we present a detailed in-depth analysis of this model and discuss additional analytic solutions for different parameters. The solutions have a very rich and interesting mathematical structure due to various special functions.

I. F. Barna; R. Kersner

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity parameters and a centrifugal convective instability of horizontally inhomogeneous circulations of the Hadley type  

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The stability of the zonal axisymmetric quasi-geostrophic hydrostatic solution to the equations of atmospheric dynamics that is determined by the horizontal temperature gradient is studied. Time-dependent regi...

E. B. Gledzer

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy processes and police reform: Examining similarities and differences between Scotland and the Netherlands  

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Abstract During 2013 the national governments of both the Netherlands and Scotland have introduced radical reforms which have replaced largely autonomous regional police forces with a national police service. Despite these structural similarities, however, there are important differences in the underlying processes which have shaped these reforms and the broader narratives about policing which have informed public and policy discourses. The purpose of this paper is to understand the underlying dynamics of these police reforms. Following an overview of concepts drawn from the public policy literature regarding policy change, the paper describes in detail the structural changes to policing that have occurred in both countries. These structural changes relate not just to the spatial re-organization of policing but also to the structure of police governance and accountability. The focus then shifts to disentangling key aspects of the decision-making processes which led to the reforms drawing on Kingdon's analysis of policy change and policy formation. The paper concludes with a broader discussion of the similarities and differences in police reform in the two countries, highlighting important issues regarding the significance of political context, debates around localism and policing, and narratives regarding a normative vision of the police role.

Jan Terpstra; Nicholas R. Fyfe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Time-Energy Costs of Quantum Measurements  

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Time and energy of quantum processes are a tradeoff against each other. We propose to ascribe to any given quantum process a time-energy cost to quantify how much computation it performs. Here, we analyze the time-energy costs for general quantum measurements, along a similar line as our previous work for quantum channels, and prove exact and lower bound formulae for the costs. We use these formulae to evaluate the efficiencies of actual measurement implementations. We find that one implementation for a Bell measurement is optimal in time-energy. We also analyze the time-energy cost for unambiguous state discrimination and find evidence that only a finite time-energy cost is needed to distinguish any number of states.

Chi-Hang Fred Fung; H. F. Chau

2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-energy costs of quantum measurements  

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Time and energy of quantum processes are a tradeoff against each other. We propose to ascribe to any given quantum process a time-energy cost to quantify how much computation it performs. Here, we analyze the time-energy costs for general quantum measurements, along a similar line as our previous work for quantum channels, and prove exact and lower bound formulas for the costs. We use these formulas to evaluate the efficiencies of actual measurement implementations. We find that one implementation for a Bell measurement is optimal in time energy. We also analyze the time-energy cost for unambiguous state discrimination and find evidence that only a finite time-energy cost is needed to distinguish any number of states.

Chi-Hang Fred Fung and H. F. Chau

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

370

Precision Timed Machines  

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FPGA For the simple waterhammer example, since only 2 coresThe configuration of the waterhammer example is similar tois much like the simple waterhammer case in that there are

Liu, Isaac Suyu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The lifetime and failure strain prediction of Zircaloy-4 cladding loaded under loca-similar temperature ramp conditions  

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The life fraction rule is applied to predict the time to failure of internally pressurized Zircaloy-4 cladding tubes subjected to temperature ramps similar to those expected in a hypothetical loss-of-coolant accident. For given loading conditions, the calculations are solely based on data from uniaxial stress rupture tests. No fitting procedure is involved in the comparison between prediction and results of burst tests. This evidently is an advantage of the present procedure. The agreement between the results of calculations and experiments is good. A modified Monkman-Grant (MMG) relationship, which connects the lifetime with the minimum creep rate and the strain to failure, is used to predict the failure strain of Zircaloy-4 cladding subjected to temperature ramps. This problem turned out to be more complicated than the prediction of lifetime. Contrary to the latter, due to the anisotropy of strain, data from burst experiments enter into the failure strain calculations. Thus the applicability of this method in the present form is restricted to particular loading conditions. However, considering the complexities of the problem, the agreement between experiments and calculations is encouraging.

Bocek, M.; Petersen, C.; Schmidt, L.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brain MR image super-resolution reconstruction via sparse representation and non-local similarity regularisation  

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In magnetic resonance imaging, image resolution is limited by several factors such as hardware constraints or physical considerations. In many cases, the acquired images have to be magnified to match a specific resolution. This paper presents a new super-resolution reconstruction algorithm to generate a high-resolution version of a low-resolution brain MR image. The proposed approach uses a multi-scale first- and second-order derivative analysis to estimate the missing high-frequency information and integrates sparse representation and non-local similarity regularisation into a unified L1-norm minimisation framework. Extensive experiments on brain MR image super-resolution validate that the proposed method achieves much better results than many state-of-the-art algorithms in terms of both quantitative measures and visual perception.

Di Zhang; Jiazhong He; Yun Zhao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

''Fraud, abuse, or similar grounds'' exception under Section 601(c)(2) of the NGPA  

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The determination of what constitutes ''fraud, abuse, or similar grounds'' under the Natural Gas Policy Act has been the subject of extensive litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Although FERC has consistently held that these grounds do not include imprudence, it has also held that ''the same type of actions of a pipeline can be imprudent or abusive.'' A finding of abuse will result in denial of the pipeline's pass through of gas costs to the extent they are excess due to abuse, and a finding of imprudence may result in denial of the pipeline's recovery of fixed costs. The author analyzes the development of FERC's position, and shows that it may be difficult in some cases for an interstate pipeline to be certain it is in compliance with FERC standards.

Puckett, K.T.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity, entropy and subsethood measures based on cardinality of soft hybrid sets  

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The real world is inherently uncertain, imprecise and vague. Soft set theory was firstly introduced by Molodtsov in 1999 as a general mathematical tool for dealing with uncertainties, not clearly defined objects. A soft set consists of two parts which are parameter set and approximate value set. So while talking about any property on a soft set, it is notable to consider that each parts should be evaluated separately. In this paper, by taking into account this case, we firstly define the concept of cardinality of soft hybrid sets which are soft set, fuzzy soft set, fuzzy parameterized soft set and fuzzy parameterized fuzzy soft set. Then we discuss the entropy, similarity and subsethood measures based on cardinality in a soft hybrid set, and investigate the relationships among these concepts as well as related examples. Finally, we present an application which is a representation method based on cardinality of a soft hybrid space.

R?dvan ?ahin

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

Cross similarity measurement for speaker adaptive test normalization in text-independent speaker verification  

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Speaker adaptive test normalization (ATnorm) is the most effective approach of the widely used score normalization in text-independent speaker verification, which selects speaker adaptive impostor cohorts with an extra development corpus in order to enhance the recognition performance. In this paper, an improved implementation of \\{ATnorm\\} that can offer overall significant advantages over the original \\{ATnorm\\} is presented. This method adopts a novel cross similarity measurement in speaker adaptive cohort model selection without an extra development corpus. It can achieve a comparable performance with the original \\{ATnorm\\} and reduce the computation complexity moderately. With the full use of the saved extra development corpus, the overall system performance can be improved significantly. The results are presented on NIST 2006 Speaker Recognition Evaluation data corpora where it is shown that this method provides significant improvements in system performance, with relatively 14.4% gain on equal error rate (EER) and 14.6% gain on decision cost function (DCF) obtained as a whole.

Jian ZHAO; Yuan DONG; Xian-yu ZHAO; Hao YANG; Hai-la WANG

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Effect of tree-shading on energy demand of two similar buildings  

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Abstract This study investigates the effect of tree-shading on energy demand in two similar buildings. Outdoor and indoor air temperature was measured simultaneously for a period of 6 months. Five different base temperatures ranging from 20C to 25C were chosen and used to calculate cooling degree-days. Degree-day and cooling/warming rate methods were used to estimate cooling energy requirements for the two buildings. Indoor and outdoor cooling degree days were observed to be more for the un-shaded buildings compared to the tree-shaded one. Indoor warming and cooling rate show that the un-shaded building warms earlier and faster than the tree-shaded. Results indicate that tree-shading can save up to 34,500 NGN (US$218) on energy costs. The study shows the role of greening in reducing energy demand in buildings.

Ahmed Adedoyin Balogun; Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo; Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Bomb-Pulse Chlorine-36 At The Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository Horizon: An Investigation Of Previous Conflicting Results And Collection Of New Data  

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Previous studies by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) found elevated ratios of chlorine-36 to total chloride ({sup 36}Cl/Cl) in samples of rock collected from the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) and the Enhanced Characterization of the Repository Block (ECRB) at Yucca Mountain as the tunnels were excavated. The data were interpreted as an indication that fluids containing 'bomb-pulse' {sup 36}Cl reached the repository horizon in the {approx}50 years since the peak period of above-ground nuclear testing. Moreover, the data support the concept that so-called fast pathways for infiltration not only exist but are active, possibly through a combination of porous media, faults and/or other geologic features. Due to the significance of {sup 36}Cl data to conceptual models of unsaturated zone flow and transport, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) was requested by the Department of Energy (DOE) to design and implement a study to validate the LANL findings. The USGS chose to drill new boreholes at select locations across zones where bomb-pulse ratios had previously been identified. The drill cores were analyzed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for {sup 36}Cl/Cl using both active and passive leaches, with the USGS/LLNL concluding that the active leach extracted too much rock-Cl and the passive leach did not show bomb-pulse ratios. Because consensus was not reached between the USGS/LLNL and LANL on several fundamental points, including the conceptual strategy for sampling, interpretation and use of tritium ({sup 3}H) data, and the importance and interpretation of blanks, in addition to the presence or absence of bomb-pulse {sup 36}Cl, an evaluation by an independent entity, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), using new samples was initiated. This report is the result of that study. The overall objectives of the UNLV study were to investigate the source or sources of the conflicting results from the previous validation study, and to obtain additional data to determine whether or not there are bomb-pulse isotopes at the repository horizon. To that en4 we have engaged in discussions with previous investigators, reviewed reports, and analyzed archived samples. We have also collected new samples of rock from the ESF, soil profiles from the surface of Yucca Mountain, and opportunistic samples of seep water from inside the south ramp of the ESF.

J. Cizdziel

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Alphabetic letter identification: Effects of perceivability, similarity, and bias Shane T. Mueller a,  

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for the simultaneous estimation of these factors, and examine how the shape of a visual mask impacts each of them measured numerous times since the beginning of experimental psychology. To identify the theoretical, as inferred through a new statistical model. Results showed that the shape and identity of the mask impacted

Weidemann, Christoph

379

Properties of vortices in the self-similar turbulent jet A. Agrawal, A.K. Prasad  

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to the fundamental importance of their flow physics. Consequently, their time-averaged velocity profiles, spread rate turbulent axisymmetric jet. The velocity fields were high-pass filtered to expose the vortical structures, the strongest eddies in the high-pass fil- tered field occur near the jet axis. The average circulation

Prasad, Ajay K.

380

Cross-Ontological Analytics: Combining Associative and Hierarchical Relations in the Gene Ontologies to Assess Gene Product Similarity  

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Gene and gene product similarity is a fundamental diagnostic measure in analyzing biological data and constructing predictive models for functional genomics. With the rising influence of the gene ontologies, two complementary approaches have emerged where the similarity between two genes/gene products is obtained by comparing gene ontology (GO) annotations associated with the gene/gene products. One approach captures GO-based similarity in terms of hierarchical relations within each gene ontology. The other approach identifies GO-based similarity in terms of associative relations across the three gene ontologies. We propose a novel methodology where the two approaches can be merged with ensuing benefits in coverage and accuracy.

Posse, Christian; Sanfilippo, Antonio P.; Gopalan, Banu; Riensche, Roderick M.; Beagley, Nathaniel; Baddeley, Bob L.

2006-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Time-Resolved  

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Time-Resolved Time-Resolved Time-Resolved Print Of the four fundamental parameters that we use to perceive the physical world (energy, momentum, position, and time) three correspond to the three broad categories of synchrotron experimental measurement techniques: spectroscopy (energy), scattering (momentum), and imaging (position). The fourth parameter-time-can in principle be applied to all the techniques. At the ALS, many experiments can be carried out in real time, with data being recorded from the same sample as it changes over time. Some time-resolved experiments take advantage of the pulsed nature of the ALS's synchrotron radiation, which, like a strobe light, can capture a series of "snapshots" of a process that, when viewed sequentially, show us how a given process evolves over time. Other experiments simply require two pulses: one to "pump" energy into the sample system and a second to probe the system's excited state.

382

Higgs-radion similarity in production processes involving off-shell fermions  

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The appearance of the radion field, which is associated with the spin-0 metric fluctuations combined in some manner with the scalar stabilizing field, and of the radion, the corresponding lowest Kaluza-Klein (KK) mode, is a generic prediction of stabilized brane world models. In such models the radion plays the role of the dilaton, and its mass may be somewhat smaller than that of all the KK modes of other particles propagating in the multidimensional bulk. Due to its origin, the radion couples to the trace of the energy-momentum tensor of the Standard Model, the interaction Lagrangian of the radion and the Standard Model fermions being similar to that of the SM Higgs-fermion interactions except for additional terms, which come into play only in the case of off-shell fermions. In the present paper it is shown that all the contributions to perturbative amplitudes of physical processes due to these additional terms are canceled out for both massless and massive off-shell fermions. Thus the additional fermion-radion terms in the interaction Lagrangian do not alter any production and decay properties of the radion compared to those of the Higgs boson.

E. Boos; S. Keizerov; E. Rahmetov; K. Svirina

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

383

Wind speed forecasting at different time scales: a non parametric approach  

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The prediction of wind speed is one of the most important aspects when dealing with renewable energy. In this paper we show a new nonparametric model, based on semi-Markov chains, to predict wind speed. Particularly we use an indexed semi-Markov model, that reproduces accurately the statistical behavior of wind speed, to forecast wind speed one step ahead for different time scales and for very long time horizon maintaining the goodness of prediction. In order to check the main features of the model we show, as indicator of goodness, the root mean square error between real data and predicted ones and we compare our forecasting results with those of a persistence model.

D'Amico, Guglielmo; Prattico, Flavio

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Measurement and Modelling of Self-Similar Traffic in Computer Networks Tony Field, Uli Harder & Peter Harrison1  

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switched Ethernet. Self-similar characteristics are seen throughout the network, for example at the compute. Introduction The statistical characteristics of network traffic has been of interest to re- searchers for many interesting as they exposed self-similar characteristics that were not previously commonplace[1, 2

Imperial College, London

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Measurement and Modelling of SelfSimilar Tra#c in Computer Networks Tony Field, Uli Harder & Peter Harrison 1  

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Ethernet. Self­similar characteristics are seen throughout the network, for example at the compute servers The statistical characteristics of network tra#c has been of interest to re­ searchers for many years, not least­similar characteristics that were not previously commonplace[1, 2]. There are many papers debating the reason

Imperial College, London

386

Learning Image Patch Similarity The ability to compare image regions (patches) has been the basis of many approaches  

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Chapter 6 Learning Image Patch Similarity The ability to compare image regions (patches) has been categorization. Developing representations for image patches has also been in the focus of much work. However, the question of appropriate similarity measure between patches has largely remained unattended. In this chapter

Shakhnarovich, Greg

387

CHAPTER XV - TIME SERIES  

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Publisher Summary This chapter provides an overview of time series. A time series is a set of observations of a variable made at different points of time and arranged in chronological order, each observation representing the value of the variable either at a given moment or during the interval of time between this observation and the preceding one. In general, the observations forming a time-series as made at equidistant intervals of time are considered. The factors affecting time-series may be recurring or nonrecurring, or evolutionary, periodic, or random. The method of moving averages consists in determining the average value for a certain number of terms of a time series and taking this average as the trend normal value for the middle of the period covered in the calculation of the average, that is, the period extent of the moving average.

ISAAC PAENSON

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

The Y-12 Times  

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good use Pages 4 and 5 The comings and goings during June Page 7 Y-12's new talent Ray Smith Donna Watson Bill Wilburn Lisa Xiques times times the B&W Technical Services Y-12,...

389

Noncommutative Two Time Physics  

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We present a classical formalism describing two-time physics with Abelian canonical gauge field backgrounds. The formalism can be used as a starting point for the construction of an interacting quantized two-time physics theory in a noncommutative soace-time.

W. Chagas-Filho

2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

390

Asia Times -Search Asia  

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Asia Times - Search Asia Times Advanced Search Southeast Asia Scapegoats for Indonesia's timber://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EI19Ae01.html (1 of 4)9/4/2007 3:01:50 PM Search #12;Asia Times - rather than on the nationwide band

391

Asia Times -Search Asia  

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Asia Times - Search Asia Times Advanced Search Southeast Asia Scapegoats for Indonesia's timber://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EI19Ae01.html (1 of 4)9/4/2007 12:55:07 PM Search #12;Asia Times - rather than on the nationwide band

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To Overcome HITS Rank Similarity Confliction of Web Pages using Weight Calculation and Rank Improvement  

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Search Engine gives an ordered list of web search results in response to a user query wherein the important pages are usually displayed at the top with less important ones afterwards. It may be possible that the user may have to look for many screen results to get the required documents. In literatures many page ranking algorithms has been given to find the page rank of a page. For example PageRank is considered in this work. This algorithm treats all the links equally when distributing rank scores. That's why this algorithm some time gives equal importance to all the pages. But in real this can not be happen because if two pages have same rank then how we can judge which page is more important then other. So this paper proposes another idea to organize the search results and describe which page is more important when confliction of same rank is produced by the PageRank. So that the user can get more relevant and important results easily and in a short span of time.

Rajender Nath; Naresh Kumar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Regular maximal slicings in asymptotically flat space?times  

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An estimate is provided for the lapse function defining asymptotically Euclidean maximal slicings in asymptotically flat space?times. This estimate is found to be in agreement with a similar estimate suggested on heuristic grounds by Smarr and York. It is also shown that in vacuum space?times the scalar curvature of maximal slices remains uniformly bounded in time provided that suitable conditions on the rate of growth of the (negative) lower bound of the Ricci curvature of the slices are satisfied.

Mauro Carfora

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Using similar tasks to increase negotiation of meaning and language production in an online second language learning environment  

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This study investigates the use of authentic subtitled similar task videos (ASSTVs) and their relationship to second language negotiation of meaning and language production among non-native speakers of English in an online task-based language...

Arslanyilmaz, Abdurrahman

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Intrinsic Time Quantum Geometrodynamics  

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Quantum Geometrodynamics with intrinsic time development and momentric variables is presented. An underlying SU(3) group structure at each spatial point regulates the theory. The intrinsic time behavior of the theory is analyzed, together with its ground state and primordial quantum fluctuations. Cotton-York potential dominates at early times when the universe was small; the ground state naturally resolves Penrose's Weyl Curvature Hypothesis, and thermodynamic and gravitational `arrows of time' point in the same direction. Ricci scalar potential corresponding to Einstein's General Relativity emerges as a zero-point energy contribution. A new set of fundamental canonical commutation relations without Planck's constant emerges from the unification of Gravitation and Quantum Mechanics.

Eyo Eyo Ita III; Chopin Soo; Hoi-Lai Yu

2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

396

Time Series Analysis  

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Know how to apply simple methods for time series forecasting such as moving averages and the three levels of exponential smoothing.

Marc Goetschalckx

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Time functions as utilities  

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Every time function on spacetime gives a (continuous) total preordering of the spacetime events which respects the notion of causal precedence. The problem of the existence of a (semi-)time function on spacetime and the problem of recovering the causal structure starting from the set of time functions are studied. It is pointed out that these problems have an analog in the field of microeconomics known as utility theory. In a chronological spacetime the semi-time functions correspond to the utilities for the chronological relation, while in a K-causal (stably causal) spacetime the time functions correspond to the utilities for the K^+ relation (Seifert's relation). By exploiting this analogy, we are able to import some mathematical results, most notably Peleg's and Levin's theorems, to the spacetime framework. As a consequence, we prove that a K-causal (i.e. stably causal) spacetime admits a time function and that the time or temporal functions can be used to recover the K^+ (or Seifert) relation which indeed turns out to be the intersection of the time or temporal orderings. This result tells us in which circumstances it is possible to recover the chronological or causal relation starting from the set of time or temporal functions allowed by the spacetime. Moreover, it is proved that a chronological spacetime in which the closure of the causal relation is transitive (for instance a reflective spacetime) admits a semi-time function. Along the way a new proof avoiding smoothing techniques is given that the existence of a time function implies stable causality, and a new short proof of the equivalence between K-causality and stable causality is given which takes advantage of Levin's theorem and smoothing techniques.

E. Minguzzi

2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

398

Acceleration of Time Integration  

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We outline our strategies for accelerating time integration for long-running simulations, such as those for global climate modeling. The strategies target the Cray XT systems at the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Our strategies include fully implicit, parallel-in-time, and curvelet methods.

White III, James B [ORNL; Drake, John B [ORNL; Worley, Patrick H [ORNL; Archibald, Richard K [ORNL; Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Kothe, Douglas B [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Is Time Inhomogeneous ?  

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In this article, we discuss probability of inhomogeneous time in high or low energy scale of physics. Consequently, the possibility was investigated of using theories such as varying speed of light (VSL) and fractal mathematics to build a framework within which answers can be found to some of standard cosmological problems and physics theories on the basis of time non-homogeneity.

S. Davood Sadatian

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

400

TIMELY WARNING CAMPUS ALERT  

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TIMELY WARNING CAMPUS ALERT 13 September 2007 This communication is prepared as part of the Timely of 1990. This federal law requires a general communication to the campus community of all crimes reported. Consider carefully whether your presence at or near the Lancaster Green Apartments while unaccompanied

Hardy, Christopher R.

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401

Horizons of fractional Brownian surfaces  

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...tj 2 T 2 where the in mum is over all 1; : : : ; m, 1; : : : ; m0 2 R, v1; : : : ; vm 2 V and t1; : : : ; tm0 2 T . By rede ning the j; j by taking appropriate linear combinations in the sums, we get that var > inf E j jX(vj) j jX(tj ) : vj 2...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Multi-horizon stochastic programming  

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Aug 26, 2013 ... Keywords: stochastic programming, multistage, energy planning ..... strategic scale such as spot market energy prices require a different...

2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

403

Particle Physics at Discovery's Horizon  

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ideas and technologies of particle physics have entered the mainstream of society to transform the way we live. The production of superconducting magnets at the heart of MRI...

404

The New Horizons of Bioenergy  

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At the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's "Biomass 2011" conference, Argonne researcher Seth Snyder spoke with DOE Biomass Program head, Paul Bryan. In this conversation, Snyder explains the process of biochemical conversion, and talks about Argonne's patented resin wafer technology. The resin wafer electrodeionization technology may help significantly reduce the cost of producing clean energy and of the chemicals and water used in industry. The separations technology can also process biomass-based feedstocks into biofuels and chemicals.

None

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

405

Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics  

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We examine the conditions under which the thermodynamic behaviour of gravity can be explained within an emergent gravity scenario, where the metric is defined as a composite operator. We show that due to the availability of a boundary of a boundary principle for the quantum effective action, Clausius-like relations can always be constructed. Hence, any true explanation of the thermodynamic nature of the metric tensor has to be referred to an equilibration process, associated to the presence of an H-theorem, possibly driven by decoherence induced by the pregeometric degrees of freedom, and their entanglement with the geometric ones.

Lorenzo Sindoni

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

406

Conserved Quantities for Polyhomogeneous Space-Times  

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The existence of conserved quantities with a structure similar to the Newman-Penrose quantities in a polyhomogeneous space-time is addressed. The most general form for the initial data formally consistent with the polyhomogeneous setting is found. The subsequent study is done for those polyhomogeneous space-times where the leading term of the shear contains no logarithmic terms. It is found that for these space-times the original NP quantities cease to be constants, but it is still possible to construct a set of other 10 quantities that are constant. From these quantities it is possible to obtain as a particular case a conserved quantity found by Chrusciel et al.

J. A. Valiente Kroon

1998-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

407

Kairoscope : coordinating time socially  

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If everyone says time is relative, why is it still so rigidly defined? There have been many attempts to address the issue of coordinating schedules, but each of these attempts runs into an issue of rigidity: in order to ...

Martin, Reed Eric

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

California's Shaking Next Time  

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...ground along a road. Only 10 hours...expect that the design expertise lavished...architectural designs ofthat time as...the left. The pipelines, rail lines, and aqueducts crossing the San Andreas...block mountain roads. Forty-six...

RICHARD A. KERR

1982-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

409

Benchmarking of energy time series  

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Benchmarking consists of the adjustment of time series data from one source in order to achieve agreement with similar data from a second source. The data from the latter source are referred to as the benchmark(s), and often differ in that they are observed at a lower frequency, represent a higher level of temporal aggregation, and/or are considered to be of greater accuracy. This report provides an extensive survey of benchmarking procedures which have appeared in the statistical literature, and reviews specific benchmarking procedures currently used by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The literature survey includes a technical summary of the major benchmarking methods and their statistical properties. Factors influencing the choice and application of particular techniques are described and the impact of benchmark accuracy is discussed. EIA applications and procedures are reviewed and evaluated for residential natural gas deliveries series and coal production series. It is found that the current method of adjusting the natural gas series is consistent with the behavior of the series and the methods used in obtaining the initial data. As a result, no change is recommended. For the coal production series, a staged approach based on a first differencing technique is recommended over the current procedure. A comparison of the adjustments produced by the two methods is made for the 1987 Indiana coal production series. 32 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Williamson, M.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan: Sealing of the Disturbed Rock Zone (DRZ), including Marker Bed 139 (MB139) and the overlying halite, below the repository horizon, at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Small-scale seal performance test-series F  

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This test plan describes activities intended to demonstrate equipment and techniques for producing, injecting, and evaluating microfine cementitious grout. The grout will be injected in fractured rock located below the repository horizon at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These data are intended to support the development of the Alcove Gas Barrier System (AGBS), the design of upcoming, large-scale seal tests, and ongoing laboratory evaluations of grouting efficacy. Degradation of the grout will be studied in experiments conducted in parallel with the underground grouting experiment.

Ahrens, E.H.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test plan: Sealing of the Disturbed Rock Zone (DRZ), including Marker Bed 139 (MB139) and the overlying halite, below the repository horizon, at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. [Cementitious grout into fractured WIPP rock  

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This test plan describes activities intended to demonstrate equipment and techniques for producing, injecting, and evaluating microfine cementitious grout. The grout will be injected in fractured rock located below the repository horizon at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These data are intended to support the development of the Alcove Gas Barrier System (AGBS), the design of upcoming, large-scale seal tests, and ongoing laboratory evaluations of grouting efficacy. Degradation of the grout will be studied in experiments conducted in parallel with the underground grouting experiment.

Ahrens, E.H.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Cosmologies with a time dependent vacuum  

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The idea that the cosmological term, Lambda, should be a time dependent quantity in cosmology is a most natural one. It is difficult to conceive an expanding universe with a strictly constant vacuum energy density, namely one that has remained immutable since the origin of time. A smoothly evolving vacuum energy density that inherits its time-dependence from cosmological functions, such as the Hubble rate or the scale factor, is not only a qualitatively more plausible and intuitive idea, but is also suggested by fundamental physics, in particular by quantum field theory (QFT) in curved space-time. To implement this notion, is not strictly necessary to resort to ad hoc scalar fields, as usually done in the literature (e.g. in quintessence formulations and the like). A "running" Lambda term can be expected on very similar grounds as one expects (and observes) the running of couplings and masses with a physical energy scale in QFT. Furthermore, the experimental evidence that the equation of state of the dark energy could be evolving with time/redshift (including the possibility that it might currently behave phantom-like) suggests that a time-variable Lambda term (possibly accompanied by a variable Newton's gravitational coupling G=G(t)) could account in a natural way for all these features. Remarkably enough, a class of these models (the "new cosmon") could even be the clue for solving the old cosmological constant problem, including the coincidence problem.

Joan Sola

2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

413

A Comparison of Greedy and Optimal Assessment of Natural Language Student Input Using Word-to-Word Similarity Metrics  

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A Comparison of Greedy and Optimal Assessment of Natural Language Student Input Using Word-to-word similarity metrics to solve the important task of assessing natural language student input in dialogue of assessing natural language student input in dialogue-based tutoring systems where the primary form

Rus, Vasile

414

Rank-Stability and Rank-Similarity of Link-Based Web Ranking Algorithms in Authority-Connected Graphs  

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Rank-Stability and Rank-Similarity of Link-Based Web Ranking Algorithms in Authority@cs.technion.ac.il) Department of Computer Science, Technion, Haifa, Israel Abstract. Web search algorithms that rank Web pages's prevailing link-based ranking algorithms rank Web pages by using the dominant eigenvector of certain matrices

Moran, Shlomo

415

Envelope expansion with core collapse II. Quasi-spherical self-similar solutions for an isothermal magnetofluid  

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......curve in the phase diagram. Similarly, we...coupled non-linear MHD ODEs from different...the non-linear MHD ODEs to the meeting...x m in the phase diagram. By varying the...curve in the phase diagram. Meanwhile, we...the non-linear MHD ODEs from different......

Cong Yu; Yu-Qing Lou

2005-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A similarity-based approach to perceptual feature validation Theresa Cooke, Florian Steinke, Christian Wallraven, and Heinrich H. Bulthoff  

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properties. Similarity measures for a set of three-dimensional (3D) objects varying in shape and texture were to sensory modality, an important consideration for the design of multimodal interfaces. In this study, we modalities and show how it can also be used to perceptually validate computational measures of object

Jegelka, Stefanie

417

An Improved Adaptive Exponential Smoothing Model for Short-term Travel Time Forecasting of Urban Arterial Street  

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Short-term forecasting of travel time is essential for the success of intelligent transportation system. In this paper, we review the state-of-art of short-term traffic forecasting models and outline their basic ideas, related works, advantages and disadvantages of each model. An improved adaptive exponential smoothing (IAES) model is also proposed to overcome the drawbacks of the previous adaptive exponential smoothing model. Then, comparing experiments are carried out under normal traffic condition and abnormal traffic condition to evaluate the performance of four main branches of forecasting models on direct travel time data obtained by license plate matching (LPM). The results of experiments show each model seems to have its own strength and weakness. The forecasting performance of IASE is superior to other models in shorter forecasting horizon (one and two step forecasting) and the IASE is capable of dealing with all kind of traffic conditions.

Zhi-Peng LI; Hong YU; Yun-Cai LIU; Fu-Qiang LIU

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic timed behavior trees  

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The Behavior Tree notation has been developed as a method for systematically and traceably capturing user requirements. In this paper we extend the notation with probabilistic behaviour, so that reliability, performance, and other dependability properties ... Keywords: behavior trees, model checking, probabilities, timed automata

Robert Colvin; Lars Grunske; Kirsten Winter

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Time reversal communication system  

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A system of transmitting a signal through a channel medium comprises digitizing the signal, time-reversing the digitized signal, and transmitting the signal through the channel medium. The channel medium may be air, earth, water, tissue, metal, and/or non-metal.

Candy, James V. (Danville, CA); Meyer, Alan W. (Danville, CA)

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-Encoded Imagers.  

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This report provides a short overview of the DNN R&D funded project, Time-Encoded Imagers. The project began in FY11 and concluded in FY14. The Project Description below provides the overall motivation and objectives for the project as well as a summary of programmatic direction. It is followed by a short description of each task and the resulting deliverables.

Marleau, Peter; Brubaker, Erik

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genepool Time Heatmaps  

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Genepool Time Heatmaps Genepool Time Heatmaps Heatmap of Time and Slots Requested vs Time Waited (in hours) | Queue: All | Last 7 Days Time Requested Slots 1wk Job Count Longest Wait 1 23.0 (233) 0.37 (1819) 27.54 (49888) 5.85 (124593) 1.23 (39835) 0.34 (732) 0 0.4 (224) 0.02 (1) 217325 538.96 2 0 0.01 (19) 2.54 (78) 0.2 (140) 0.99 (2683) 0 0 0 0 2920 9.1 4 0.08 (1) 0 2.82 (141) 0.36 (143) 1.07 (12) 0.06 (5) 0.01 (5) 0.06 (1) 1.3 (5) 313 20.48 6 0.01 (2) 0 0.09 (32) 0.07 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 35 1.22 8 0.04 (24) 4.32 (7423) 5.31 (1999) 0.53 (316) 13.14 (2486) 0.01 (2) 1.21 (88) 1.3 (34) 8.33 (68) 12440 46.16 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.56 (1) 0 1 8.56 16 0 0 0 0.03 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.03 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.01 (1) 1 0.01 32 0 0 0 0.04 (14) 0 0 0 0.01 (6) 0 20 0.26

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Rowing: A Similarity Analysis  

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...diseases. More recently, lysozyme and immunoglobulin G have been found in cerumen and were highly associated with the dry-type cerumen (7). Since these immunological factors are also found in the secretions of the breast and axillary apocrine...

Thomas A. McMahon

1971-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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STOPPING TIMES IN QUANTUM MECHANICS  

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(Stinespring, Kraus). 3". Time-dependant case General time evolution of an open quantum sys- tem = (Pt)t0

Attal, Stéphane

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Rick Grush Brain time and phenomenological time (draft) Page 1/37 Brain time and phenomenological time  

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Rick Grush Brain time and phenomenological time (draft) Page 1/37 Brain time and phenomenological "forthwith" in a common structure. - Edmund Husserl, Phenomenology of Inner Time Consciousness1 1 time and phenomenological time (draft) Page 2/37 information-processing structure that accounts

Grush, Rick

425

Tevatron injection timing  

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Bunched beam transfer from one accelerator to another requires coordination and synchronization of many ramped devices. During collider operation timing issues are more complicated since one has to switch from proton injection devices to antiproton injection devices. Proton and antiproton transfers are clearly distinct sequences since protons and antiprotons circulate in opposite directions in the Main Ring (MR) and in the Tevatron. The time bumps are different, the kicker firing delays are different, the kickers and lambertson magnets are different, etc. Antiprotons are too precious to be used for tuning purposes, therefore protons are transferred from the Tevatron back into the Main Ring, tracing the path of antiprotons backwards. This tuning operation is called ``reverse injection.`` Previously, the reverse injection was handled in one supercycle. One batch of uncoalesced bunches was injected into the Tevatron and ejected after 40 seconds. Then the orbit closure was performed in the MR. In the new scheme the lambertson magnets have to be moved and separator polarities have to be switched, activities that cannot be completed in one supercycle. Therefore, the reverse injection sequence was changed. This involved the redefinition of TVBS clock event $D8 as MRBS $D8 thus making it possible to inject 6 proton batches (or coalesced bunches) and eject them one at a time on command, performing orbit closure each time in the MR. Injection devices are clock event driven. The TCLK is used as the reference clock. Certain TCLK events are triggered by the MR beam synchronized clock (MRBS) events. Some delays are measured in terms of MRBS ticks and MR revolutions. See Appendix A for a brief description of the beam synchronized clocks.

Saritepe, S.; Annala, G.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Singularity free analysis of a self-similar model of proton structure function at small \\textit{x}  

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In this paper we make re-analysis of a self-similarity based model of the proton structure function at small \\textit{x} pursued in recent years. The additional assumption is that it should be singularity free in the entire kinematic range $0<\\textit{x}<1$. Our analysis indicates that the model is valid in a more restrictive range of $Q^{2}$. We also discuss the possibility of incorporation of Froissart saturation condition in the model.

Baishali Saikia; D. K. Choudhury

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Response to Comment on American Exceptionalism? Similarities and Differences in National Attitudes Toward Energy Policy and Global Warming  

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Similarities and Differences in National Attitudes Toward Energy Policy and Global Warming ... There is a legitimate question over whether, when asked about the impact on atmospheric CO2 concentrations, respondents were thinking of direct emissions of a nuclear power plant (effectively nil), net emissions (substantially negative if the nuclear plant would be replacing a coal-fired or even a gas-fired plant), or lifecycle emissions. ...

D. M. Reiner; T. E. Curry; M. A. de Figueiredo; H. J. Herzog; S. D. Ansolabehere; K. Itaoka; F. Johnsson; M. Odenberger

2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

428

Quantization of Space and Time in 3 and in 4 Space-time Dimensions  

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The fact that in Minkowski space, space and time are both quantized does not have to be introduced as a new postulate in physics, but can actually be derived by combining certain features of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. This is demonstrated first in a model where particles behave as point defects in 2 space dimensions and 1 time, and then in the real world having 3+1 dimensions. The mechanisms in these two cases are quite different, but the outcomes are similar: space and time form a (non-cummutative) lattice. These notes are short since most of the material discussed in these lectures is based on two earlier papers by the same author (gr-qc/9601014 and gr-qc/9607022), but the exposition given in the end is new.

G. 't Hooft

1996-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Shifting Preferences and Time-Varying Parameters in Demand Analysis: A Monte Carlo Study  

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constant values over time. The LAISF model qualitatively performs similarly to the NLAI, but the LAICF does not. Finally, the NLAI achieves higher levels of the regularity index under the local trend specification while the RM achieves higher regularity...

Kanyama, Isaac Kalonda

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploiting VERITAS Timing Information  

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The 499 pixel photomultiplier cameras of the VERITAS gamma ray telescopes are instrumented with 500MHz sampling Flash ADCs. This paper describes a preliminary investigation of the best methods by which to exploit this information so as to optimize the signal-to-noise ratio for the detection of Cherenkov light pulses. The FADCs also provide unprecedented resolution for the study of the timing characteristics of Cherenkov images of cosmic-ray and gamma-ray air showers. This capability is discussed, together with the implications for gamma-hadron separation.

J. Holder; for the VERITAS Collaboration

2005-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

431

Invariant time-series factorization  

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Time-series analysis is an important domain of machine learning and a plethora of methods have been developed for the task. This paper proposes a new representation of time series, which in contrast to existing approaches, decomposes a time-series dataset ... Keywords: Data mining, Time-series classification, Time-series factorization

Josif Grabocka; Lars Schmidt-Thieme

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Real time automated inspection  

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A method and apparatus relating to the real time automatic detection and classification of characteristic type surface imperfections occurring on the surfaces of material of interest such as moving hot metal slabs produced by a continuous steel caster. A data camera transversely scans continuous lines of such a surface to sense light intensities of scanned pixels and generates corresponding voltage values. The voltage values are converted to corresponding digital values to form a digital image of the surface which is subsequently processed to form an edge-enhanced image having scan lines characterized by intervals corresponding to the edges of the image. The edge-enhanced image is thresholded to segment out the edges and objects formed by the edges are segmented out by interval matching and bin tracking. Features of the objects are derived and such features are utilized to classify the objects into characteristic type surface imperfections.

Fant, Karl M. (Minneapolis, MN); Fundakowski, Richard A. (Saint Paul, MN); Levitt, Tod S. (Minneapolis, MN); Overland, John E. (Plymouth, MN); Suresh, Bindinganavle R. (New Brighton, MN); Ulrich, Franz W. (Minneapolis, MN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real time automated inspection  

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A method and apparatus are described relating to the real time automatic detection and classification of characteristic type surface imperfections occurring on the surfaces of material of interest such as moving hot metal slabs produced by a continuous steel caster. A data camera transversely scans continuous lines of such a surface to sense light intensities of scanned pixels and generates corresponding voltage values. The voltage values are converted to corresponding digital values to form a digital image of the surface which is subsequently processed to form an edge-enhanced image having scan lines characterized by intervals corresponding to the edges of the image. The edge-enhanced image is thresholded to segment out the edges and objects formed by the edges by interval matching and bin tracking. Features of the objects are derived and such features are utilized to classify the objects into characteristic type surface imperfections. 43 figs.

Fant, K.M.; Fundakowski, R.A.; Levitt, T.S.; Overland, J.E.; Suresh, B.R.; Ulrich, F.W.

1985-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

434

Time encoded radiation imaging  

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The various technologies presented herein relate to detecting nuclear material at a large stand-off distance. An imaging system is presented which can detect nuclear material by utilizing time encoded imaging relating to maximum and minimum radiation particle counts rates. The imaging system is integrated with a data acquisition system that can utilize variations in photon pulse shape to discriminate between neutron and gamma-ray interactions. Modulation in the detected neutron count rates as a function of the angular orientation of the detector due to attenuation of neighboring detectors is utilized to reconstruct the neutron source distribution over 360 degrees around the imaging system. Neutrons (e.g., fast neutrons) and/or gamma-rays are incident upon scintillation material in the imager, the photons generated by the scintillation material are converted to electrical energy from which the respective neutrons/gamma rays can be determined and, accordingly, a direction to, and the location of, a radiation source identified.

Marleau, Peter; Brubaker, Erik; Kiff, Scott

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

435

Spectral basis neural networks for real-time travel time forecasting  

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This paper examines how real-time information gathered as part of intelligent transportation systems can be used to predict link travel times for one through five time periods ahead (of 5-min duration). The study employed a spectral basis artificial neural network (SNN) that utilizes a sinusoidal transformation technique to increase the linear separability of the input features. Link travel times from Houston that had been collected as part of the automatic vehicle identification system of the TranStar system were used as a test bed. It was found that the SNN outperformed a conventional artificial neural network and gave similar results to that of modular neural networks. However, the SNN requires significantly less effort on the part of the modeler than modular neural networks. The results, of the best SNN were compared with conventional link travel time prediction techniques including a Kalman filtering model, exponential smoothing model, historical profile, and real-time profile. It was found that the SNN gave the best overall results.

Park, D.; Rilett, L.R.; Han, G.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESTABLISHING A STEREOSCOPIC TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINING THE KINEMATIC PROPERTIES OF SOLAR WIND TRANSIENTS BASED ON A GENERALIZED SELF-SIMILARLY EXPANDING CIRCULAR GEOMETRY  

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The twin-spacecraft STEREO mission has enabled simultaneous white-light imaging of the solar corona and inner heliosphere from multiple vantage points. This has led to the development of numerous stereoscopic techniques to investigate the three-dimensional structure and kinematics of solar wind transients such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Two such methodstriangulation and the tangent to a spherecan be used to determine time profiles of the propagation direction and radial distance (and thereby radial speed) of a solar wind transient as it travels through the inner heliosphere, based on its time-elongation profile viewed by two observers. These techniques are founded on the assumption that the transient can be characterized as a point source (fixed ?, FP, approximation) or a circle attached to Sun-center (harmonic mean, HM, approximation), respectively. These geometries constitute extreme descriptions of solar wind transients, in terms of their cross-sectional extent. Here, we present the stereoscopic expressions necessary to derive propagation direction and radial distance/speed profiles of such transients based on the more generalized self-similar expansion (SSE) geometry, for which the FP and HM geometries form the limiting cases; our implementation of these equations is termed the stereoscopic SSE method. We apply the technique to two Earth-directed CMEs from different phases of the STEREO mission, the well-studied event of 2008 December and a more recent event from 2012 March. The latter CME was fast, with an initial speed exceeding 2000 km s{sup 1}, and highly geoeffective, in stark contrast to the slow and ineffectual 2008 December CME.

Davies, J. A.; Perry, C. H.; Harrison, R. A. [RAL Space, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Trines, R. M. G. M. [Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Lugaz, N. [Space Science Centre, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 (United States); Mstl, C. [Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Liu, Y. D. [State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, National Space Science Centre, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Steed, K., E-mail: jackie.davies@stfc.ac.uk [Centre for mathematical Plasma Astrophysics, KU Leuven, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium)

2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

437

SLH Timing Belt Powertrain  

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The main goal of this proposal was to develop and test a novel powertrain solution for the SLH hydroEngine?, a low-cost, efficient low-head hydropower technology. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. renewable electricity is produced by hydropower (EIA 2010). According to the U.S. Department of Energy; this amount could be increased by 50% with small hydropower plants, often using already-existing dams (Hall 2004). There are more than 80,000 existing dams, and of these, less than 4% generate power (Blankinship 2009). In addition, there are over 800 irrigation districts in the U.S., many with multiple, non-power, low-head drops. These existing, non-power dams and irrigation drops could be retrofitted to produce distributed, baseload, renewable energy with appropriate technology. The problem is that most existing dams are low-head, or less than 30 feet in height (Ragon 2009). Only about 2% of the available low-head hydropower resource in the U.S. has been developed, leaving more than 70 GW of annual mean potential low-head capacity untapped (Hall 2004). Natel Energy, Inc. is developing a low-head hydropower turbine that operates efficiently at heads less than 6 meters and is cost-effective for deployment across multiple low-head structures. Because of the unique racetrack-like path taken by the prime-movers in the SLH, a flexible powertrain is required. Historically, the only viable technological solution was roller chain. Despite the having the ability to easily attach blades, roller chain is characterized by significant drawbacks, including high cost, wear, and vibration from chordal action. Advanced carbon-#12;fiber-reinforced timing belts have been recently developed which, coupled with a novel belt attachment system developed by Natel Energy, result in a large reduction in moving parts, reduced mass and cost, and elimination of chordal action for increased fatigue life. The work done in this project affirmatively addressed each of the following 3 major uncertainties concerning a timing-belt based hydroEngine ?powertrain: 1. Can a belt handle the high torques and power loads demanded by the SLH? (Yes.) 2. Can the SLH blades be mounted to belt with a connection that can withstand the loads encountered in operation? (Yes.) 3. Can the belt, with blade attachments, live through the required cyclic loading? (Yes.) The research adds to the general understanding of sustainable small hydropower systems by using innovative system testing to develop and demonstrate performance of a novel powertrain solution, enabling a new type of hydroelectric turbine to be commercially developed. The technical effectiveness of the methods investigated has been shown to be positive through an extensive design and testing process accommodating many constraints and goals, with a major emphasis on high cycle fatigue life. Economic feasibility of the innovations has been demonstrated through many iterations of design for manufacturability and cost reduction. The project is of benefit to the public because it has helped to develop a solution to a major problem -- despite the large available potential for new low-head hydropower, high capital costs and high levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) continue to be major barriers to project development. The hydroEngine? represents a significant innovation, leveraging novel fluid mechanics and mechanical configuration to allow lower-cost turbine manufacture and development of low head hydropower resources.

Schneider, Abe

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-similar solutions for the emergence of energy varying shock waves from plane-parallel atmospheres  

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We present a self-similar solution to describe the propagation of a shock wave whose energy is deposited or lost at the front. Both of the propagation of the shock wave in a medium having a power-law density profile and the expansion of the medium to a vacuum after the shock breakout are described with a Lagrangian coordinate. The Chapman-Jouguet detonation is found to accelerate the medium most effectively. The results are compared with some numerical simulations in the literature. We derive the fractions of the deposited/lost energy at the shock front in some specific cases, which will be useful when applying this solution to actual phenomena.

Akihiro Suzuki; Toshikazu Shigeyama

2007-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

439

Similarity of the variability patterns in the Exosat and Ginga folded light curves of the Seyfert galaxy NGC 6814  

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The Seyfert galaxy NGC 6814 is known to show periodic variation of its X-ray luminosity. We found that the sequences of peaks (variability patterns) in the folded X-ray light curves constructed from the {\\it Exosat} and {\\it Ginga} data are remarkably similar when one ignores amplitudes of the peaks and considers only their phases. The stable pattern consists of five peaks which are present in the both curves. The phases of the corresponding peaks coincide with an accuracy of about 10 degrees. The probability that this coincidence occurs by chance is less than about 1\\% according to the most conservative estimate. The observed stable pattern of peaks may be produced by a stable distribution of ``bright spots'' on the accretion disk surface, {\\it e.g.} by strong vortices or magnetic flux tubes.

M. A. Abramowicz; G. Bao; V. Karas; A. Lanza

1993-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

440

First-passage-time problems in time-aware networks  

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First passage time or the first time that a stochastic process crosses a boundary is a random variable whose probability distribution is sought in engineering, statistics, finance, and other disciplines. The probability ...

Suwansantisuk, Watcharapan, 1978-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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78Mercury and the Moon -Similar but different! The image of Mercury's surface on the left was taken by the MESSENGER  

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on March 17, 2011. The image on the right is a similar-sized area of our own Moon near the crater King

442

Dust time in quantum cosmology  

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We give a formulation of quantum cosmology with a pressureless dust and arbitrary additional matter fields. The dust provides a natural time gauge corresponding to a cosmic time, yielding a physical time independent Hamiltonian. The approach simplifies the analysis of both Wheeler-deWitt and loop quantum cosmology models, broadening the applicability of the latter.

Husain, Viqar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isolated noncatalytic and catalytic subunits of F1-ATPase exhibit similar, albeit not identical, energetic strategies for recognizing adenosine nucleotides  

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Abstract The function of F1-ATPase relies critically on the intrinsic ability of its catalytic and noncatalytic subunits to interact with nucleotides. Therefore, the study of isolated subunits represents an opportunity to dissect elementary energetic contributions that drive the enzyme's rotary mechanism. In this study we have calorimetrically characterized the association of adenosine nucleotides to the isolated noncatalytic ?-subunit. The resulting recognition behavior was compared with that previously reported for the isolated catalytic ?-subunit (N.O. Pulido, G. Salcedo, G. Prez-Hernndez, C. Jos-Nez, A. Velzquez-Campoy, E. Garca-Hernndez, Energetic effects of magnesium in the recognition of adenosine nucleotides by the F1-ATPase ? subunit, Biochemistry 49 (2010) 52585268). The two subunits exhibit nucleotide-binding thermodynamic signatures similar to each other, characterized by enthalpically-driven affinities in the ?M range. Nevertheless, contrary to the catalytic subunit that recognizes MgATP and MgADP with comparable strength, the noncatalytic subunit much prefers the triphosphate nucleotide. Besides, the ?-subunit depends more on Mg(II) for stabilizing the interaction with ATP, while both subunits are rather metal-independent for ADP recognition. These binding behaviors are discussed in terms of the properties that the two subunits exhibit in the whole enzyme.

Guillermo Salcedo; Patricia Cano-Snchez; Marietta Tuena de Gmez-Puyou; Adrin Velzquez-Campoy; Enrique Garca-Hernndez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ReproducedfromCropScience.PublishedbyCropScienceSocietyofAmerica.Allcopyrightsreserved. Pedigree-vs. DNA Marker-Based Genetic Similarity Estimates in Cotton  

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- vs. DNA Marker-Based Genetic Similarity Estimates in Cotton Guillermo Van Becelaere, Edward L and detailed pedi- mates for a set of 36 Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivars. gree records similarity measures the degree ofof true genetic resemblance among cotton cultivars. Nevertheless

Chee, Peng W.

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2007 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics October 21-24, 2007, New Paltz, NY PROBABILISTIC MODEL BASED SIMILARITY MEASURES FOR AUDIO  

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2007 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics October 21-24, 2007, New Paltz, NY PROBABILISTIC MODEL BASED SIMILARITY MEASURES FOR AUDIO QUERY-BY-EXAMPLE Tuomas Virtanen This paper proposes measures for estimating the similarity of two audio signals, the objective being in query

Virtanen, Tuomas

446

Numerical modeling of time-lapse seismic data from fractured reservoirs including fluid flow and geochemical processes  

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Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) models. My seismic simulation study suggests that CO2 saturated reservoir shows approximately ten times more attenuation than brine saturated reservoir. Similarly, large P-wave velocity variation in CO2 saturated reservoir...

Shekhar, Ravi

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

447

Continuous space-time transformations  

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We prove that every continuous map acting on the four-dimensional Minkowski space and preserving light cones in one direction only is either a Poincar\\'e similarity, that is, a product of a Lorentz transformation and a dilation, or it is of a very special degenerate form. In the presence of the continuity assumption the main tool in the proof is a basic result from the homotopy theory of spheres.

Clment de Seguins Pazzis; Peter emrl

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

448

Subsystem real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory  

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We present the extension of Frozen Density Embedding (FDE) theory to real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (rt-TDDFT). FDE a is DFT-in-DFT embedding method that allows to partition a larger Kohn-Sham system into a set of smaller, coupled Kohn-Sham systems. Additional to the computational advantage, FDE provides physical insight into the properties of embedded systems and the coupling interactions between them. The extension to rt-TDDFT is done straightforwardly by evolving the Kohn-Sham subsystems in time simultaneously, while updating the embedding potential between the systems at every time step. Two main applications are presented: the explicit excitation energy transfer in real time between subsystems is demonstrated for the case of the Na$_4$ cluster and the effect of the embedding on optical spectra of coupled chromophores. In particular, the importance of including the full dynamic response in the embedding potential is demonstrated.

Krishtal, Alisa; Pavanello, Michele

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

EMSL - time-of-flight  

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time-flight en Physical Properties of Ambient and Laboratory-Generated Secondary Organic Aerosol. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublicationsphysical-properties-ambient-and-labor...

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Magnetic field reversals and long-time memory in conducting flows  

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Employing a simple ideal magnetohydrodynamic model in spherical geometry,we show that the presence of either rotation or finite magnetic helicity is sufficient to induce dynamical reversals of the magnetic dipole moment. The statistical character of the model is similar to that of terrestrial magnetic field reversals, with the similarity being stronger when rotation is present.The connection between long time correlations, $1/f$ noise, and statistics of reversals is supported, consistent with earlier suggestions.

Dmitruk, P; Pouquet, A; Servidio, S; Matthaeus, W H

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain growth in the random-field Ising model: The breakdown of self-similar scaling in two dimensions  

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We study a continuum random-field model of unstable domain growth in deep far-from-equilibrium quenches. We analyze the interfacial dynamics of the evolving domains and determine the growth laws and the structure factors in two and three dimensions. Our results can be interpreted as kinetic arguments, complementary to the equilibrium arguments of Imry and Ma, which are consistent with a lower critical dimension dl=2. In d=2 dimensions, we find that phase separation apparently stops, and that, as time tends to infinity, the renormalized "surface tension" vanishes. The results we obtain for the structure factor indicate that nonequilibrium scaling breaks down for d?2. Our theoretical predictions can be tested experimentally, or by computer simulation.

Martin Grant and J. D. Gunton

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attributions made by victims of aggression as a function of locus of control, self-esteem, similarity to the aggressor and level of aggression  

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the aggressor is perceived as similar to the vict1m, the vict1m would assign greater responsibility to the aggressor and less responsibility to himself. Hffoth 1 5. 1 11 1 g th ft 61 g f 9 1 t (1966I th t th more serious the outcome of a violent incident... performed on the mean post-experimental ratings for these two variables (see Table 1). Ratings of similarity for the group with similar partners (7 = 3 . 80) and the group with dissimilar partners (X = 2 . 32) were significantly different (t = 5. 33, p...

Patten, Thomas Gerald

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Time for money? Prathap Haridoss  

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Time for money? Prathap Haridoss "The more money you earn, the less time you will have to spend, you have to keep enquiring around. To get the maximum money that you possibly can get, you can't just `get a salary', you have to actively work towards increasing your income. Making money can be a full

Krishnapura, Nagendra

454

Electric Time in Quantum Cosmology  

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Effective quantum cosmology is formulated with a realistic global internal time given by the electric vector potential. New possibilities for the quantum behavior of space-time are found, and the high-density regime is shown to be very sensitive to the specific form of state realized.

Stephon Alexander; Martin Bojowald; Antonino Marciano; David Simpson

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmological Significance of Time Reversal  

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... reversal at nearly the same time, that time being coincident with the occurrence of the Schwarzschild singularity, that is, the point at which the limiting radius, R = GM/ ... increases it would seem that a phenomenon not dissimilar to the spherical gravitational collapse of Schwarzschild will inevitably commence. This phenomenon depends on the relative velocity, and thus the position ...

KARY MULLIS

1968-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam Time Allocation Committee (BAC)  

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Time Allocation Committee (BAC) Time Allocation Committee (BAC) Charter Purpose: Allocates general user beam time by instrument to promote diverse and high- impact science and a broad-based user community to meet DOE and NSSD goals. Participants: BAC Chair (appointed by NSSD Director), Instrument Group Leaders, User Office Schedule: Tied to proposal calls - expected to meet at least 2 times/year with meetings scheduled about 6 weeks after the proposal call has closed and at least 1 month prior to scheduled operations. Process: 1. Instrument Group Leaders (with group members): a. Confirm feasibility (equipment requirements and instrument capabilities) and safe operations b. Review amount of beam time requested and adjust as needed with consideration for instrument and sample environment availability.

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Empirical investigation of extreme single-particle behavior of nuclear quadrupole moments in highly collective A similar to 150 superdeformed bands  

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The intrinsic quadrupole moment Q(0) of superdeformed rotational bands in A similar to 150 nuclei depends on the associated single-particle configuration. We have derived an empirical formula based on the additivity of ...

Clark, S. T.; Hackman, G.; Floor, S. N.; Norris, J.; Sanders, Stephen J.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gastrulation and pre-gastrulation morphogenesis, inductions, and gene expression: Similarities and dissimilarities between urodelean and anuran embryos  

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Studies of meso-endoderm and neural induction and subsequent body plan formation have been analyzed using mainly amphibians as the experimental model. Xenopus is currently the predominant model, because it best enables molecular analysis of these induction processes. However, much of the embryological information on these inductions (e.g., those of the SpemannMangold organizer), and on the morphogenetic movements of inductively interacting tissues, derives from research on non-model amphibians, especially urodeles. Although the final body pattern is strongly conserved in vertebrates, and although many of the same developmental genes are expressed, it has become evident that there are individually diverse modes of morphogenesis and timing of developmental events. Whether or not this diversity represents essential differences in the early induction processes remains unclear. The aim of this review is to compare the gastrulation process, induction processes, and gene expressions between a urodele, mainly Cynops pyrrhogaster, and an anura, Xenopus laevis, thereby to clarify conserved and diversified aspects. Cynops gastrulation differs significantly from that of Xenopus in that specification of the regions of the Xenopus dorsal marginal zone (DMZ) are specified before the onset of gastrulation, as marked by blastopore formation, whereas the equivalent state of specification does not occur in Cynops until the middle of gastrulation. Detailed comparison of the germ layer structure and morphogenetic movements during the pre-gastrula and gastrula stages shows that the entire gastrulation process should be divided into two phases of notochord induction and neural induction. Cynops undergoes these processes sequentially after the onset of gastrulation, whereas Xenopus undergoes notochord induction during a series of pre-gastrulation movements, and its traditionally defined period of gastrulation only includes the neural induction phase. Comparing the structure, fate, function and state of commitment of each domain of the DMZ of Xenopus and Cynops has revealed that the true form of the SpemannMangold organizer is suprablastoporal gsc-expressing endoderm that has notochord-inducing activity. Gsc-expressing deep endoderm and/or superficial endoderm in Xenopus is involved in inducing notochord during pre-gastrulation morphogenesis, rather than both gsc- and bra-expressing tissues being induced at the same time.

Teruo Kaneda; Jun-ya Doi Motoki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art Solar Simulator Reduces Measurement Time and Uncertainty (Fact Sheet)  

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One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator (OSMSS) brings accurate energy-rating predictions that account for the nonlinear behavior of multijunction photovoltaic devices. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is one of only a few International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-accredited calibration labs in the world for primary and secondary reference cells and modules. As such, it is critical to seek new horizons in developing simulators and measurement methods. Current solar simulators are not well suited for accurately measuring multijunction devices. To set the electrical current to each junction independently, simulators must precisely tune the spectral content with no overlap between the wavelength regions. Current simulators do not have this capability, and the overlaps lead to large measurement uncertainties of {+-}6%. In collaboration with LabSphere, NREL scientists have designed and implemented the One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator (OSMSS), which enables automatic spectral adjustment with nine independent wavelength regions. This fiber-optic simulator allows researchers and developers to set the current to each junction independently, reducing errors relating to spectral effects. NREL also developed proprietary software that allows this fully automated simulator to rapidly 'build' a spectrum under which all junctions of a multijunction device are current matched and behave as they would under a reference spectrum. The OSMSS will reduce the measurement uncertainty for multijunction devices, while significantly reducing the current-voltage measurement time from several days to minutes. These features will enable highly accurate energy-rating predictions that take into account the nonlinear behavior of multijunction photovoltaic devices.

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2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-phased safety stocks planning and its financial impacts: Empirical evidence based on European econometric data  

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Abstract This paper explores the rationale for planning time-phased safety stocks. We assert that a single safety stock vector for the entire planning horizon (typically based on stationary demand forecast errors and stationary replenishment lead times) may be insufficient for hedging against uncertainties. We argue that planning time-phased safety stocks is prudent when faced with non-stationary demand and/or non-stationary supply. We scrutinize particularly whenever non-stationarity is due to heteroscedastic demand and resulting heteroscedastic demand forecast errors. Consequently, an empirical evidence on a wide basis is provided that such errors for manufactured products are highly heteroscedastic. To test the phenomenon and to estimate its impact at stock keeping unit level, we have conducted an econometric analysis using the EUROSTAT data from 1985 onwards. Specifically, we analyze new industrial orders across various industries and types of goods manufactured in the five largest European economies by using \\{EViews\\} 7.0. To demonstrate which inventory savings can accrue when safety stock levels are deliberately planned to vary in accordance with the observed heteroscedasticity, we estimate potential safety stock savings reusing the same data sets. Our findings indicate that one realization of non-stationarity, i.e., heteroscedastic demand, is indeed pervasive in the European industry. Thus, recognition of this demand nature may add to effective inventory management policies: reducing unnecessary safety stocks, improving service, or both relative to a single-valued safety stock regimen.

Martin Stlein; John Jack Kanet; Mike Gorman; Stefan Minner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Random time series in astronomy  

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...Thomas J. Maccarone Random time series in astronomy Simon Vaughan e-mail: simon.vaughan@leicester.ac.uk X-ray and Observational Astronomy Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard Times in Uranium Enrichment  

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...either advanced centrifuges or an entirely...of an advanced centrifuge with three times...in the summer of 1985. If DOE chooses...with the advanced centrifuge, the new machines...decisions." But John Longenecker, the head of the...

COLIN NORMAN

1984-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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January 2008 Y-12 Times  

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January 2008 www.y12.doe.govnewsy12times.php P.O. Box 2009 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8245 Managing Editor Melissa Leinart 865-574-1621 (6ml) Associate Editors Amy Alley Heidi Spurling...

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Travel Time Forecasting Lyngby 2007  

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part of a new real-time traffic reporting system. This system is in the pipeline in the framework steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 7.4 Data cleaning, repair and aggregation

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Geothermal Exploration Cost and Time  

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The Department of Energys Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) provides RD&D funding for geothermal exploration technologies with the goal of lowering the risks and costs of geothermal development and exploration. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was tasked with developing a metric in 2012 to measure the impacts of this RD&D funding on the cost and time required for exploration activities. The development of this cost and time metric included collecting cost and time data for exploration techniques, creating a baseline suite of exploration techniques to which future exploration cost and time improvements can be compared, and developing an online tool for graphically showing potential project impacts (all available at http://en.openei.org/wiki/Gateway: Geothermal). This paper describes the methodology used to define the baseline exploration suite of techniques (baseline), as well as the approach that was used to create the cost and time data set that populates the baseline. The resulting product, an online tool for measuring impact, and the aggregated cost and time data are available on the Open Energy Information website (OpenEI, http://en.openei.org) for public access. - Published 01/01/2013 by US National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL.

Scott Jenne

2013-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

466

Reduction in maximum time uncertainty of paired time signals  

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Reduction in the maximum time uncertainty (t/sub max/ - t/sub min/) of a series of paired time signals t/sub 1/ and t/sub 2/ varying between two input terminals and representative of a series of single events where t/sub 1/ less than or equal to t/sub 2/ and t/sub 1/ + t/sub 2/ equals a constant, is carried out with a circuit utilizing a combination of OR and AND gates as signal selecting means and one or more time delays to increase the minimum value (t/sub min/) of the first signal t/sub 1/ closer to t/sub max/ and thereby reduce the difference. The circuit may utilize a plurality of stages to reduce the uncertainty by factors of 20 to 800.

Theodosiou, G.E.; Dawson, J.W.

1981-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity of nutrient uptake and root dimensions of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir at two contrasting sites in Colorado  

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Nutrient uptake capacity is an important parameter in modeling nutrient uptake by plants. Researchers commonly assume that uptake capacity measured for a species can be used across sites. We tested this assumption by measuring the nutrient uptake capacity of intact roots of Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanni Parry) and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.) at Loch Vale Watershed and Fraser Experimental Forest in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. Roots still attached to the tree were exposed to one of three concentrations of nutrient solutions for time periods ranging from 1 to 96 hours, and solutions were analyzed for ammonium, nitrate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Surprisingly, the two species were indistinguishable in nutrient uptake within site for all nutrients (P > 0.25), but uptake rates differed by site. In general, nutrient uptake was higher at Fraser (P = 0.01, 0.15, 0.03, 0.18 for NH{sub 4}{sup +}, NO{sub 3}{sup -}, Ca{sup 2+}, and K{sup +}, respectively), which is west of the Continental Divide and has lower atmospheric deposition of N than Loch Vale. Mean uptake rates by site for ambient solution concentrations were 0.12 {micro}mol NH{sub 4}{sup +} g{sub fwt}{sup -1} h{sup -1}, 0.02 {micro}mol NO{sub 3}{sup -} g{sub fwt}{sup -1}, 0.21 {micro}mol Ca{sup 2+} g{sub fwt}{sup -1} h{sup -1}, and 0.01 {micro}mol Mg{sup 2+} g{sub fwt}{sup -1} h{sup -1} at Loch Vale, and 0.21 {micro}mol NH{sub 4}{sup +} f{sub fwt}{sup -1}h{sup -1}, 0.04 {micro}mol NO{sub 3}{sup -} g{sub fwt}{sup -1} h{sup -1}, 0.51 {micro}mol Ca{sup 2+}g{sub fwt}{sup -1}h{sup -1}, and 0.07 {micro}mol Mg{sup 2+} f{sub fwt}{sup -1}h{sup -1} at Fraser. The importance of site conditions in determining uptake capacity should not be overlooked when parameterizing nutrient uptake models. We also characterized the root morphology of these two species and compared them to other tree species we have measured at various sites in the northeastern USA. Engelman spruce and subalpine fir were indistinguishable in specific root length and diameter distribution, while most of the other ten species had statistically distinct diameter distributions across five diameter classes < 2 mm. Based on specific root length, subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce had significantly coarser roots than red pine (Pinus resinosa Soland), yellow birch (Betula allegheniensis Britt.), sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.), chestnut oak (Quercus prinus L.), black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.), and red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.). White oak (Quercus alba L.), balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.), American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.) and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) were intermediate in SRL (indistinguishable from Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir by ANOVA). Species that differ more in physiology and morphology than the two species we compared would likely show dissimilar uptake characteristics even at the same site.

Yanai, R; McFarlane, K; Lucash, M; Kulpa, S; Wood, D

2009-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

468

On Time in Quantum Mechanics  

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Although time measurements are routinely performed in laboratories, their theoretical description is still an open problem. Correspondingly, the status of the energy-time uncertainty relation is unsettled. In the first part of this work the necessity of positive operator valued measures (POVM) as descriptions of every quantum experiment is reviewed, as well as the suggestive role played by the probability current in time measurements. Furthermore, it is shown that no POVM exists, which approximately agrees with the probability current on a very natural set of wave functions; nevertheless, the choice of the set is crucial, and on more restrictive sets the probability current does provide a good arrival time prediction. Some ideas to experimentally detect quantum effects in time measurements are discussed. In the second part of the work the energy-time uncertainty relation is considered, in particular for a model of alpha decay for which the variance of the energy can be calculated explicitly, and the variance of time can be estimated. This estimate is tight for systems with long lifetimes, in which case the uncertainty relation is shown to be satisfied. Also the linewidth-lifetime relation is shown to hold, but contrary to the common expectation, it is found that the two relations behave independently, and therefore it is not possible to interpret one as a consequence of the other. To perform the mentioned analysis quantitative scattering estimates are necessary. To this end, bounds of the form $\\|1_Re^{-iHt}\\psi\\|_2^2 \\leq C t^{-3}$ have been derived, where $\\psi$ denotes the initial state, $H$ the Hamiltonian, $R$ a positive constant, and $C$ is explicitly known. As intermediate step, bounds on the derivatives of the $S$-matrix in the form $\\|1_K S^{(n)}\\|_\\infty \\leq C_{n,K} $ have been established, with $n=1,2,3$, and the constants $C_{n,K}$ explicitly known.

Nicola Vona

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-lapse gravity inversion with an active time constraint  

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......J. Zhang 1 D.D. Werkema 5 1 Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA. E-mail: arevil...We applied the time-lapse inversion algorithm to a water-flood and secondary oil recovery experiment in which water was injected......

M. Karaoulis; A. Revil; B. Minsley; M. Todesco; J. Zhang; D.D. Werkema

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

May 2008 Y-12 Times  

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5 5 May 2008 www.y12.doe.gov/news/times.php P.O. Box 2009 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8245 Managing Editor Melissa Leinart 865-574-1621 (6ml) Associate Editors Amy Alley Heidi Spurling Layout/Design Lisa Harris Contributors Ellen Boatner Ken Davis Kathy Fahey Stuart Hames Sharon McConathy Patrick McCoy I N S I D E Page 3 Fire department members come to the rescue Page 4 Driving green to protect our natural resources Page 5 73s: Best regards from Y-12's hams Page8 What's the secret? Mary Murray Brett Pate Ray Smith Donna Watson Bill Wilburn Lisa Xiques times times the B&W Technical Services Y-12, LLC, a partnership between Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group Inc. and Bechtel National Inc., operates the Y-12 National Security Complex. When you see information regarding the recent Voluntary Separation Payment

471

Tough Times for the Muskrats  

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Tough Times for the Muskrats Tough Times for the Muskrats Nature Bulletin No. 3 February 24, 1945 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Clayton F Smith, President Roberts Mann, Superintendent of Conservation TOUGH TIMES FOR THE MUSKRATS This has been a sorry year for the muskrats. The long drought, last summer and fall, dried up many of the smaller marshes and ponds where they had been living and forced them to migrate overland to new homes. Many undoubtedly were killed while enroute by mink, hawks, or dogs. Even the larger marshes and ponds were made smaller and more shallow by the drought and now this severe winter, with its long, bitter cold, has caused many of them to freeze solid to the very bottom; thus sealing the muskrats up in their lodges and preventing them from swimming around under the ice to get food.

472

Time-Off Awards Scale  

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/1/2010 /1/2010 TIME OFF AWARD SCALE The following chart is recommended and should be used unless another time-off award scale has been adopted by the servicing human resources office. TIME OFF SCALE VALUE OF THE EMPLOYEE'S CONTRIBUTION HOURS TO BE AWARDED MODERATE - A contribution to a product, program or service to the public which is of sufficient value to merit formal recognition. Beneficial change or modification of operating principles or procedures. 1 - 10 Hours SUBSTANTIAL - An important contribution to the value of a product, activity, program or service to the public. Significant change or modification or operating principles or procedures. 11 - 20 Hours HIGH - A significant contribution to the value of a product, activity, program or service to

473

The Broken Symmetry of Time  

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This paper seeks to clarify features of time asymmetry in terms of symmetry breaking. It is observed that, in general, a contingent situation or event requires the breaking of an underlying symmetry. The distinction between the universal anisotropy of temporal processes and the irreversibility of certain physical processes is clarified. It is also proposed that the Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics offers an effective way to explain general thermodynamic asymmetry in terms of the time asymmetry of radiation, where prior such efforts have fallen short.

Kastner, Ruth E. [Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

474

Similarity of the Surface Reactivity of Hydrous Ferric Oxide and Hematite: Sorption and Redox of U(VI) and Fe(II)  

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Hydrous Ferric Oxide (HFO) vs. Hematite--Thermodynamically distinctive bulk phases, but the surfaces could be similar due to hydration of the interface. Hypothesis--The surface of HFO is energetically similar to the surface of hematite. Objective--Compare the reactions of HFO and hematite with U(VI) and Fe(II). Experimental--The reactions of interests were (1) preparation of sub-micron hematite, (2) sorption of U(VI), and (3) redox of U(VI) and Fe(II) with HFO or hematite.

Je-Hun Jang; Dempsey, Brian A.; Burgos, William D.; Yeh, George; Roden, Eric

2004-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

475

Last Time... on the website  

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will block until the command finishes netscape & #12;Complex Commands · The shell's power is in its abilityLast Time... on the website #12;Lecture 6 Shell Scripting #12;What is a shell? · The user interface programming language · A program like any other ­ This is why there are so many shells #12;Shell History

Mohri, Mehryar

476

Time for State Bicycle Helmet  

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Time for State Bicycle Helmet Legislation? ?? Jon Roesler, MS Ayo Adeniyi, MBBS, MPH Mark Kinde is the most bike- friendly city in the U.S. in Y2010 #12;#12;Minneapolis is #1 Bike City Bicycling.com list? · Bicycle helmets reduce head injuries and deaths by up to 85%* · If each rider wore a helmet one death per

Minnesota, University of

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Horizon Wind Energy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Address 808 Travis Address 808 Travis Place Houston, Texas Zip 77002 Sector Wind energy Product Wind energy developer Website http://www.horizonwind.com/ Coordinates 29.758748°, -95.36534° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.758748,"lon":-95.36534,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS  

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-1996, Felker worked in senior engineering positions at Kenetech Windpower. As manager of engineering modeling

Crawford, T. Daniel

479

To Boldly Go... Leading Beyond the Horizon  

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. YingSusan X. Ying #12;2 The Triumphs of 50 Years of Flight Boeing 787 De Havilland Comets Human Powered aircraft Lockheed SR-71 GPS fully Operational Apollo Moon Landing Boeing 747 Solar Challenger Space Shuttle

Stanford University

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www.ictas.vt.edu NEW HORIZONS  

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.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative calls for an aggressive reduction in the overall systems costs by 75 are impressive, much work remains in addressing the challenges toward fully realizing the SunShot goal. The talk of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative. At DOE, he sets the science and technology

Crawford, T. Daniel

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NASA's New Horizons Mission Dr. Henry Throop  

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! It will fly past Pluto, take pictures, and send them back over its radio. It will keep flying - it doesn and Charon, and masses of flyby KBOs. ·Measure disk- averaged microwave brightness temperatures (4.2 cm

Throop, Henry

482

New Horizons for High Redshifts Conference Summary  

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& associated fields confirmed by independent groups: Bouwens et al (2011), McLure et al (2011), Bunker (Wilkins 14.8 hours R~2000 Claims 6.0 detection Bunker et al (2011) VLT X-Shooter 5 hours R~5100 Expected 3

Greer, Julia R.

483

Horizon Operator Approach to Black Hole Quantization  

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The $S$-matrix Ansatz for the construction of a quantum theory of black holes is further exploited. We first note that treating the metric tensor $g_{\\m\

G. 't Hooft

1994-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

484

Similarity of Cross Sections for Peripheral Collisions at 20 MeV/A and 2.1 GeV/A  

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Peripheral collisions between O16 and Pb208 are investigated at a laboratory energy of 315 MeV. The relative cross sections are remarkably similar to published cross sections measured at 33.6-GeV laboratory energy. They are compared with statistical models involving dinuclear systems and projectile fragmentation.

M. Buenerd; C. K. Gelbke; B. G. Harvey; D. L. Hendrie; J. Mahoney; A. Menchaca-Rocha; C. Olmer; D. K. Scott

1976-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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respectively. In media with glucose (GAL1 promoter inactive), both soluble and bound boron concentrations were similar between yeast lines (data not shown).  

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concentrations were similar between yeast lines (data not shown). Analysis of boron concentration Determination and boron translocation in sunflower using the stable isotopes 10 B and 11 B. Aust. J. Plant Physiol. 27respectively. In media with glucose (GAL1 promoter inactive), both soluble and bound boron

Czárán, Tamás

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Title: Aerodynamic and Scalar Roughness over Snow and Sea Ice In Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, the aerodynamic roughness, z0, is the artificial height  

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Title: Aerodynamic and Scalar Roughness over Snow and Sea Ice Abstract: In Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, the aerodynamic roughness, z0, is the artificial height above the surface at which the wind speed the theory and measurement of the aerodynamic and scalar roughness lengths over snow and sea ice. The data

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A family IIb xylan-binding domain has a similar secondary structure to a homologous family IIa cellulose-binding domain  

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A family IIb xylan-binding domain has a similar secondary structure to a homologous family IIa IIb xylan-binding domain 1 (XBD1) from Cellulomonas fimi xylanase D is shown to bind xylan of two four-stranded sheets that form a twisted ` sandwich'. The xylan-binding site is a groove made

Williamson, Mike P.

488

The N-terminal substrate-recognition domain of a LonC protease exhibits structural and functional similarity to cytosolic chaperones  

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The crystal structure of the intact substrate-recognition domain of a LonC protease shows a large helical hairpin extension (HHE). The HHEs form a basket-like structure on top of the degradation chamber of the LonC protease. The HHE of LonC shares structural and functional similarity to the -helical tentacle of the periplasmic chaperone Skp.

Li, J.-K.

2013-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Green IT, China France: similar reactions? Based upon a study carried out both in France and in China, this communication aims to  

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Green IT, China ­ France: similar reactions? Abstract Based upon a study carried out both in Green IT for Universities? This research provides information on the perception of individuals with respect to the label "green" placed on an IT object and also highlights the need to take into account

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

490

SSpro/ACCpro 5: almost perfect prediction of protein secondary structure and relative solvent accessibility using profiles, machine learning and structural similarity  

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......data. The resulting ensemble of 100 BRNN models is...similarity predictions, protein chains identical to...Barring surprises from proteins that yet remain to be...that the problems of protein secondary structure...i) the presence of disordered regions; (ii) the......

Christophe N. Magnan; Pierre Baldi

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

491

POLICY RELATED TO THREATS OF CAMPUS DISRUPTION Bomb threats and similar situations are disruptive to the academic, research and operational functions of  

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POLICY RELATED TO THREATS OF CAMPUS DISRUPTION Bomb threats and similar situations are disruptive. Policy Any bomb threat or incident of a suspected explosive device shall be considered as valid by all advised that the situation is no longer considered a threat. Every effort must be made to protect

Collins, Gary S.

492

Assembly and Repair of Membrane-Bound Electron Transport Complexes similar to NifS than is Slr0387, but shows strong  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Assembly and Repair of Membrane-Bound Electron Transport Complexes similar to NifS than is Slr0387 in the maturation of FeS proteins. We found that under some conditions the Synechocystis NifU-like protein can oxidation of the cysteine side chains at NifU. The same reaction might have occurred in lysed chloroplasts

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Last spring, an Ohio waste slope collapsed, displacing 1.5 million cu yd of waste. Remedial measures can prevent similar failures at ~~grandfathered" landfills.  

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measures can prevent similar failures at ~~grandfathered" landfills. r I n the early morning hours of March of "grandfathered" landfill slopes. (Grandfathered landfills do not have an engineered liner system.) Because following case history are ap- plicable to the design, operation and expan- sion of many landfills. BEFORE

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Far-infrared signature of animal tissues characterized by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy  

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, is observed to show very similar water absorption. ? 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. PACS: 42.65.Re; 87.80.?y Keywords: Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy; Animal tissue; Water content; Absorption. As the sen- sitivity of terahertz radiation to polar molecules of water is very high, biological tissues

495

Estimating the return times of great Himalayan earthquakes in eastern Nepal: Evidence  

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Estimating the return times of great Himalayan earthquakes in eastern Nepal: Evidence from the Patu, Kathmandu, Nepal, 3 Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore not documented the occurrence of several similar events at the same location. In east central Nepal, however

Klinger, Yann

496

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

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Argonne CNM News: Time-Resolved Measurements Show Colloidal Nanoplatelets  

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Time-Resolved Measurements Show Colloidal Nanoplatelets Act Like Quantum Wells Time-Resolved Measurements Show Colloidal Nanoplatelets Act Like Quantum Wells TEM image of CdSe nanoplatelets Schematic and transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of CdSe nanoplatelets with a thickness of 5 monolayers. The relaxation of high-energy carriers (electrons and holes) in colloidal nanoplatelets have been measured by researchers in the Nanophotonics Group at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, working with colleagues at the University of Chicago. The measurements show that the carriers behave like carriers in quantum wells. Quantum wells have found widespread application in optoelectronics, and the new results suggest that colloidal nanoplatelets should find similar applications, with the added advantage that they can be produced at low cost and in large quantities.

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Mar_13Times.indd  

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MARCH 2013 MARCH 2013 inside this issue ... FIRP draws to a close Page 2 Reminisce: Y-12 turns 70 Page 4 Russia's secret city Page 5 Development retools its CONOPS Page 6 ... and other Y-12 news Miss an issue? Find us online, http://www.y12.doe.gov/news/times.php MISSION, cont. on pg. 2 The National Nuclear Security Administration's Performance Evaluation Report for B&W Y-12, released Feb. 11, gave "Very Good" ratings to B&W Y-12 in areas related to all three core missions: maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile, powering the nuclear Navy and nonproliferation. The report evaluates B&W Y-12's performance based on the Performance Evaluation Plan approved at the beginning of fi scal 2012. Programs The Y-12 Times highlighted the success of fi

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High resolution time interval meter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and apparatus are provided for measuring the time interval between two events to a higher resolution than reliability available from conventional circuits and component. An internal clock pulse is provided at a frequency compatible with conventional component operating frequencies for reliable operation. Lumped constant delay circuits are provided for generating outputs at delay intervals corresponding to the desired high resolution. An initiation START pulse is input to generate first high resolution data. A termination STOP pulse is input to generate second high resolution data. Internal counters count at the low frequency internal clock pulse rate between the START and STOP pulses. The first and second high resolution data are logically combined to directly provide high resolution data to one counter and correct the count in the low resolution counter to obtain a high resolution time interval measurement.

Martin, A.D.

1986-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Contrasts in near-similarity  

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... carbohydrates at the University of Amsterdam was judged, says a group member, on its publication record by a panel that knew nothing of the work or the group.

1984-06-07T23:59:59.000Z