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Time-symmetric quantization in spacetimes with event horizons  

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The standard quantization formalism in spacetimes with event horizons implies a non-unitary evolution of quantum states, as initial pure states may evolve into thermal states. This phenomenon is behind the famous black hole information loss paradox which provoked long-standing debates on the compatibility of quantum mechanics and gravity. In this paper we demonstrate that within an alternative time-symmetric quantization formalism thermal radiation is absent and states evolve unitarily in spacetimes with event horizons. We also discuss the theoretical consistency of the proposed formalism. We explicitly demonstrate that the theory preserves the microcausality condition and suggest a "reinterpretation postulate" to resolve other apparent pathologies associated with negative energy states. Accordingly as there is a consistent alternative, we argue that choosing to use time-asymmetric quantization is a necessary condition for the black hole information loss paradox.

Archil Kobakhidze; Nicholas L. Rodd

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Does the Apparent Horizon Exist in the Sultana-Dyer Space-Time?  

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Sultana-Dyer space-time is suggested as a model to describe a black hole embedded in an expanding universe. Recently, some authors argued that there is a singular surface in the Sultana-Dyer space-time and the surface is covered by an apparent horizon surface. Other authors argued that such an apparent horizon does not exist. Here, by directly calculating the expansions of the radial null vector fields normal to the space-like two-spheres, we find that such an apparent horizon does not exist.

Sun, Cheng-Yi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The stability of Killing-Cauchy horizons in colliding plane wave space-times  

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It is confirmed rigorously that the Killing-Cauchy horizons, which sometimes occur in space-times representing the collision and subsequent interaction of plane gravitational waves in a Minkowski background, are unstable with respect to bounded perturbations of the initial waves, at least for the case in which the initial waves have constant aligned polarizations.

J. B. Griffiths

2005-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Changes in the African monsoon region at medium-term time horizon using 12 AR4  

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1 Changes in the African monsoon region at medium-term time horizon using 12 AR4 coupled models.58 ° in mean) and a southward shift in 6 /11 models in the western region (-0.24°) is observed. African monsoon of land compared to oceans, which would be responsible for driving a stronger monsoonal flow inland

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Multi-horizon solar radiation forecasting for Mediterranean locations using time series models  

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Considering the grid manager's point of view, needs in terms of prediction of intermittent energy like the photovoltaic resource can be distinguished according to the considered horizon: following days (d+1, d+2 and d+3), next day by hourly step (h+24), next hour (h+1) and next few minutes (m+5 e.g.). Through this work, we have identified methodologies using time series models for the prediction horizon of global radiation and photovoltaic power. What we present here is a comparison of different predictors developed and tested to propose a hierarchy. For horizons d+1 and h+1, without advanced ad hoc time series pre-processing (stationarity) we find it is not easy to differentiate between autoregressive moving average (ARMA) and multilayer perceptron (MLP). However we observed that using exogenous variables improves significantly the results for MLP . We have shown that the MLP were more adapted for horizons h+24 and m+5. In summary, our results are complementary and improve the existing prediction techniques ...

Voyant, Cyril; Muselli, Marc; Nivet, Marie Laure

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HORIZON SENSING  

SciTech Connect

Project Objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time stress measurement, bit loading, and horizon sensing on a longwall shearer, boring machine, continuous miner, and loading bucket.

Larry G. Stolarczyk, Sc.D.

2001-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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HORIZON SENSING  

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Real-time horizon sensing (HS) on continuous mining (CM) machines is becoming an industry tool. Installation and testing of production-grade HS systems has been ongoing this quarter at Oxbow Mining Company, Monterey Coal Company (EXXON), FMC Trona, Twentymile Coal Company (RAG America), and SASOL Coal. Detailed monitoring of system function, user experience, and mining benefits is ongoing. All horizon sensor components have finished MSHA (United States) and IEC (International) certification.

Larry G. Stolarczyk, Sc.D.

2002-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Wave Polarization, Charge Horizons and the Time Evolution of Force-Free Magnetospheres  

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Numerical simulations of force-free, degenerate (ffde)pulsar and black hole magnetospheres are often based on 1-D characteristics. In particular, the plasma wave polarizations that can be propagated along the 1-D characteristics determine the time evolution of the entire system. There are two sets of characteristics,corresponding to the fast and Alfven modes. The fast wave is generally considered to be a transverse light wave, however recently it has been claimed that light-like fast waves can transport a longitudinal electric polarization, $E_{\\parallel}$, at the speed of light. The implication is quite profound if true, namely that the wrong information has been propagated along the fast characteristics in all previous simulations of force-free magnetospheres. It is shown in this Letter that the light-like fast waves must be transverse and previous simulations are valid. This result is demonstrated by means of a fundamental physical principle (associated with the fact that particles cannot flow faster than the speed of light), there exists a charge horizon in ffde magnetospheres. It is shown that the Alfven critical surfaces in a ffde magnetosphere are both charge and particle horizons, i.e. one way membranes that do not permit traversal by charges nor particles anti-directed to the bulk flow. Since the propagation of a discontinuous change in $E_{\\parallel}$ requires a physical surface charge on the wave-face, it is also a one-way membrane for longitudinally polarized waves. Besides justifying previous ffde simulations this result also invalidates previous claims that fast waves can radiate $E_{\\parallel}$ from the event horizon of a black hole.

Brian Punsly

2004-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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HORIZON SENSING  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the aid of a DOE grant (No. DE-FC26-01NT41050), Stolar Research Corporation (Stolar) developed the Horizon Sensor (HS) to distinguish between the different layers of a coal seam. Mounted on mining machine cutter drums, HS units can detect or sense the horizon between the coal seam and the roof and floor rock, providing the opportunity to accurately mine the section of the seam most desired. HS also enables accurate cutting of minimum height if that is the operator's objective. Often when cutting is done out-of-seam, the head-positioning function facilitates a fixed mining height to minimize dilution. With this technology, miners can still be at a remote location, yet cut only the clean coal, resulting in a much more efficient overall process. The objectives of this project were to demonstrate the feasibility of horizon sensing on mining machines and demonstrate that Horizon Sensing can allow coal to be cut cleaner and more efficiently. Stolar's primary goal was to develop the Horizon Sensor (HS) into an enabling technology for full or partial automation or ''agile mining''. This technical innovation (R&D 100 Award Winner) is quickly demonstrating improvements in productivity and miner safety at several prominent coal mines in the United States. In addition, the HS system can enable the cutting of cleaner coal. Stolar has driven the HS program on the philosophy that cutting cleaner coal means burning cleaner coal. The sensor, located inches from the cutting bits, is based upon the physics principles of a Resonant Microstrip Patch Antenna (RMPA). When it is in proximity of the rock-coal interface, the RMPA impedance varies depending on the thickness of uncut coal. The impedance is measured by the computer-controlled electronics and then sent by radio waves to the mining machine. The worker at the machine can read the data via a Graphical User Interface, displaying a color-coded image of the coal being cut, and direct the machine appropriately. The Horizon Sensor program began development in 1998 and experienced three major design phases. The final version, termed HS-3, was commissioned in 2000 with the assistance of the DOE-Mining Industry of the Future program, commercialized in 2002, and has been used 14 times in 12 different mines within the United States. The Horizon Sensor has applications in both underground and surface mining operations. This technology is primarily used in the coal industry, but is also used to mine trona and potash. All horizon sensor components have Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) (United States) and IEC (International) certification. Horizon Sensing saves energy by maximizing cutting efficiency, cutting only desired material. This desired material is cleaner fuel, therefore reducing pollutants to the atmosphere when burned and burning more efficiently. Extracting only desired material increases productivity by reducing or eliminating the cleaning step after extraction. Additionally, this technology allows for deeper mining, resulting in more material gained from one location. The remote sensing tool allows workers to operate the machinery away from the hazards of cutting coal, including noise, breathing dust and gases, and coal and rock splintering and outbursts. The HS program has primarily revolved around the development of the technology. However, the end goal of the program has always been the commercialization of the technology and only within the last 2 years of the program has this goal been realized. Real-time horizon sensing on mining machines is becoming an industry tool. Detailed monitoring of system function, user experience, and mining benefits is ongoing.

Larry G. Stolarczyk

2003-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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HORIZON SENSING (PROPOSAL NO.51)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Real-time horizon sensing on continuous mining machines is becoming an industry tool. Installation and testing of production-grade Horizon Sensor (HS) systems continued this quarter at Monterey Coal Company (ExxonMobil), Mountain Coal Company West Elk Mine (Arch), and Ohio Valley Coal Company (OVC). Monitoring of system function, user experience, and mining benefits is ongoing. All horizon sensor components have finished MSHA (U.S.) and IEC (International) certification.

Larry G. Stolarczyk

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HORIZON SENSING (PROPOSAL NO.51)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Real-time horizon sensing on continuous mining (CM) machines is becoming an industry tool. Installation and testing of production-grade Horizon Sensor (HS) systems has been ongoing this quarter at Monterey Coal Company (ExxonMobil), Mountain Coal Company West Elk Mine (Arch), Deserado Mining Company (Blue Mountain Energy), and The Ohio Valley Coal Company (TOVCC). Monitoring of system function, user experience, and mining benefits is ongoing. All horizon sensor components have finished MSHA (U.S.) and IEC (International) certification.

Larry G. Stolarczyk

2003-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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HORIZON SENSING (PROPOSAL No.51)  

SciTech Connect

Project objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time stress measurement, bit loading, and horizon sensing on a longwall shearer, boring machine, continuous miner, and loading bucket.

Larry G. Stolarczyk, Sc.D.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic horizons in nuclear fluids  

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We consider a hydrodynamic description of the spherically symmetric outward flow of nuclear matter, accommodating dispersion in it as a very weak effect. About the resulting stationary conditions in the flow, we apply an Eulerian scheme to derive a fully nonlinear equation of a time-dependent radial perturbation. In its linearized limit, with no dispersion, this equation implies the static acoustic horizon of an analogue gravity model. We, however, show that time-dependent nonlinear effects destabilize the static horizon. We also model the perturbation as a high-frequency travelling wave, and perform a {\\it WKB} analysis, in which the effect of weak dispersion is studied iteratively. We show that even arbitrarily small values of dispersion make the horizon fully opaque to any acoustic disturbance propagating against the bulk flow, with the amplitude and the energy flux of the radial perturbation undergoing a discontinuity at the horizon, and decaying exponentially just outside it.

Niladri Sarkar; Abhik Basu; Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee; Arnab K. Ray

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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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HORIZON SENSING (PROPOSAL No.51)  

SciTech Connect

Real-time horizon sensing on continuous mining machines is becoming an industry tool. Installation and testing of production-grade HS systems has been ongoing this quarter at Monterey Coal Company (EXXON), FMC Trona, Twentymile Coal Company (RAG America), and SASOL Coal. Detailed monitoring of system function, user experience, and mining benefits is ongoing. All horizon sensor components have finished MSHA (U.S.) and IEC (International) certification.

Larry G. Stolarczyk, Sc.D.

2002-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon Wind  

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) does not have regulatory authority specific to wind power development at this time. WDFW is an agency with environmental expertise as provided for through the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 197-11-920. Comments related to environmental impacts are provided to regulatory authorities through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.21C review process.

Cover Photo; Nina Carter; Heath Packard; Lisa Paribello; Craig Dublanko; Dana Peck; Nicole Hughes; Bill Robinson; Robert Kruse; Arlo Corwin; Joe Buchanan; Ted Clausing; Eric Cummins; Travis Nelson; Eric Pentico; Mike Ritter; Jeff Tayer; James Watson; William Weiler; David Mcclure

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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....

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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Expanding Professional Horizons  

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Horizons collaboration put him in contact with an environmental study - using atomic force microscopy - examining limestone (calcium carbonate) dissolution and its...

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Microscopic Properties of Horizons  

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We suggest that all horizons of spacetime, no matter whether they are black hole, Rindler or de Sitter horizons, have certain microscopic properties in common. We propose that these propertues may be used as the starting points, or postulates, of a microscopic theory of gravity.

Jarmo Makela

2001-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Real-time timbral organisation: Selecting samples based upon similarity1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comparison is made between two systems of real-time sample selection using timbral proximity that has relevance for live performance. Sound files in large sample libraries are analysed for audio features (amplitude RMS, spectral centroid, spectral ...

Arne Eigenfeldt; Philippe Pasquier

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamics of apparent horizon and modified Friedman equations  

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Starting from the first law of thermodynamics, $dE=T_hdS_h+WdV$, at apparent horizon of a FRW universe, and assuming that the associated entropy with apparent horizon has a quantum corrected relation, $S=\\frac{A}{4G}-\\alpha \\ln \\frac{A}{4G}+\\beta \\frac{4G}{A}$, we derive modified Friedmann equations describing the dynamics of the universe with any spatial curvature. We also examine the time evolution of the total entropy including the quantum corrected entropy associated with the apparent horizon together with the matter field entropy inside the apparent horizon. Our study shows that, with the local equilibrium assumption, the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in a region enclosed by the apparent horizon.

Ahmad Sheykhi

2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Similar Nonlinear Dynamical Solutions for One-Component Nonneutral Plasma in a Time-Dependent Linear Focusing Field  

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In a linear trap confining a one-component nonneutral plasma, the external focusing force is a linear function of the configuration coordinates and/or the velocity coordinates. Linear traps include the classical Paul trap and the Penning trap, as well as the newly proposed rotating-radio- frequency traps and the Mobius accelerator. This paper describes a class of self-similar nonlinear solutions of nonneutral plasma in general time-dependent linear focusing devices, with self-consistent electrostatic field. This class of nonlinear solutions includes many known solutions as special cases.

Hong Qin and Ronald C. Davidson

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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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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The wind power probability density forecast problem can be formulated as: forecast the wind power pdf at time step t for each look-ahead time step t+k of a given time-horizon  

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The wind power probability density forecast problem can be formulated as: forecast the wind power forecasted for look-ahead time t+k, xt is a set of explanatory variables available at time step t, fP,x is the joint density function of the forecasted wind power and explanatory variables, fX is the density

Kemner, Ken

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

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

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

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

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Spacetime Foam Model of the Schwarzschild Horizon  

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We consider a spacetime foam model of the Schwarzschild horizon, where the horizon consists of Planck size black holes. According to our model the entropy of the Schwarzschild black hole is proportional to the area of its event horizon. It is possible to express geometrical arguments to the effect that the constant of proportionality is, in natural units, equal to one quarter.

Mkel, J M; Makela, Jarmo; Peltola, Ari

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spacetime Foam Model of the Schwarzschild Horizon  

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We consider a spacetime foam model of the Schwarzschild horizon, where the horizon consists of Planck size black holes. According to our model the entropy of the Schwarzschild black hole is proportional to the area of its event horizon. It is possible to express geometrical arguments to the effect that the constant of proportionality is, in natural units, equal to one quarter.

Jarmo Makela; Ari Peltola

2003-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity retrieval from time-series tropical cyclone observations using a neural weighting generator for forecasting modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Building a forecasting model for time-series data is a tough but very valuable research topic in recent years. High variation of time-series features must be considered appropriately for an accurate prediction. For weather forecasting, which is continuous, ...

Bo Feng; James N. K. Liu

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Holography at an Extremal De Sitter Horizon  

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Rotating maximal black holes in four-dimensional de Sitter space, for which the outer event horizon coincides with the cosmological horizon, have an infinite near-horizon region described by the rotating Nariai metric. We show that the asymptotic symmetry group at the spacelike future boundary of the near-horizon region contains a Virasoro algebra with a real, positive central charge. This is evidence that quantum gravity in a rotating Nariai background is dual to a two-dimensional Euclidean conformal field theory. These results are related to the Kerr/CFT correspondence for extremal black holes, but have two key differences: one of the black hole event horizons has been traded for the cosmological horizon, and the near-horizon geometry is a fiber over dS_2 rather than AdS_2.

Dionysios Anninos; Thomas Hartman

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Holography at an Extremal De Sitter Horizon  

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Rotating maximal black holes in four-dimensional de Sitter space, for which the outer event horizon coincides with the cosmological horizon, have an infinite near-horizon region described by the rotating Nariai metric. We show that the asymptotic symmetry group at the spacelike future boundary of the near-horizon region contains a Virasoro algebra with a real, positive central charge. This is evidence that quantum gravity in a rotating Nariai background is dual to a two-dimensional Euclidean conformal field theory. These results are related to the Kerr/CFT correspondence for extremal black holes, but have two key differences: one of the black hole event horizons has been traded for the cosmological horizon, and the near-horizon geometry is a fiber over dS_2 rather than AdS_2.

Anninos, Dionysios

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Black Hole Horizon Fluctuations  

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We discuss the possible role of quantum horizon fluctuations on black hole radiance, especially whether they can invalidate Hawking's analysis based upon transplanckian modes. We are particularly concerned with ``enhanced'' fluctuations produced by gravitons or matter fields in squeezed vacuum states sent into the black hole after the collapse process. This allows for the possibility of increasing the fluctuations well above the vacuum level. We find that these enhanced fluctuations could significantly alter stimulated emission but have little effect upon the spontaneous emission. Thus the thermal character of the Hawking radiation is remarkably robust.

R. T. Thompson; L. H. Ford

2008-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive energy management for hybrid electric vehicles -Prediction horizon and  

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Predictive energy management for hybrid electric vehicles - Prediction horizon and battery capacity of a combined hybrid electric vehicle. Keywords: Hybrid vehicles, Energy Management, Predictive control, Optimal on a sliding window in order to minimize the hybrid vehicle fuel consumption. For real time implementation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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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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New concept for quantification of similarity relates entropy and energy of objects: First and Second Law entangled, equivalence of temperature and time proposed  

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When the difference between changes in energy and entropy at a given temperature is correlated with the ratio between the same changes in energy and entropy at zero average free energy of an ensemble of similar but distinct molecule-sized objects, a highly significant linear dependence results from which a relationship between energy and entropy is derived and the degree of similarity between the distinctly different members within the group of objects can be quantified. This fundamental energy-entropy relationship is likely to be of general interest in physics, most notably in particle physics and cosmology. We predict a consistent and testable way of classifying mini black holes, to be generated in future Large Hadron Collider experiments, by their gravitational energy and area entropy. For any isolated universe we propose absolute temperature and absolute time to be equivalent, much in the same way as energy and entropy are for an isolated ensemble of similar objects. According to this principle, the cosmo...

Zimak, Petr; Strazewski, Peter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National...  

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Lawrence Livermore National Lab Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Lawrence Livermore National Lab August 1, 2013 2:45PM EDT to August 31, 2013 3:45PM EDT University of the...

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Horizon effects with surface waves on moving water  

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Surface waves on a stationary flow of water are considered, in a linear model that includes the surface tension of the fluid. The resulting gravity-capillary waves experience a rich array of horizon effects when propagating against the flow. In some cases three horizons (points where the group velocity of the wave reverses) exist for waves with a single laboratory frequency. Some of these effects are familiar in fluid mechanics under the name of wave blocking, but other aspects, in particular waves with negative co-moving frequency and the Hawking effect, were overlooked until surface waves were investigated as examples of analogue gravity [Sch\\"utzhold R and Unruh W G 2002 Phys. Rev. D 66 044019]. A comprehensive presentation of the various horizon effects for gravity-capillary waves is given, with emphasis on the deep water/short wavelength case kh>>1 where many analytical results can be derived. A similarity of the state space of the waves to that of a thermodynamic system is pointed out.

Germain Rousseaux; Philippe Maissa; Christian Mathis; Pierre Coullet; Thomas G. Philbin; Ulf Leonhardt

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark energy, exotic matter and properties of horizons in black hole physics and cosmology  

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We summarize recent results on the properties of near-horizon metrics in different spherically symmetric space-times, including Kantowski-Sachs cosmological models whose evolution begins with a horizon (the so-called Null Big Bang) and static metrics related to black holes. We describe the types of matter compatible with cosmological and black-hole horizons. It turns out, in particular, that a black hole horizon can be in equilibrium with a fluid of disordered cosmic strings ("black holes can have curly hair"). We also discuss different kinds of horizons from the viewpoint of the behavior of tidal forces acting on an extended body and recently classified as "usual", "naked" and "truly naked" ones; in the latter case, tidal forces are infinite in a freely falling reference frame. It is shown that all truly naked horizons, as well as many of those previously characterized as naked and even usual ones, do not admit an extension and therefore must be considered as singularities. The whole analysis is performed locally (in a neighborhood of a candidate horizon) in a model-independent manner. Finally, the possible importance of some of these models in generating dynamic, perturbatively small vacuum fluctuation contributions to the cosmological constant (within a cosmological Casimir-effect approach to this problem) is discussed.

K. A. Bronnikov; E. Elizalde; O. B. Zaslavskii

2008-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) Instrument Aboard New Horizons  

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The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument on New Horizons will measure the interaction between the solar wind and ions created by atmospheric loss from Pluto. These measurements provide a characterization of the total loss rate and allow us to examine the complex plasma interactions at Pluto for the first time. Constrained to fit within minimal resources, SWAP is optimized to make plasma-ion measurements at all rotation angles as the New Horizons spacecraft scans to image Pluto and Charon during the flyby. In order to meet these unique requirements, we combined a cylindrically symmetric retarding potential analyzer (RPA) with small deflectors, a top-hat analyzer, and a redundant/coincidence detection scheme. This configuration allows for highly sensitive measurements and a controllable energy passband at all scan angles of the spacecraft.

D. McComas; F. Allegrini; F. Bagenal; P. Casey; P. Delamere; D. Demkee; G. Dunn; H. Elliott; J. Hanley; K. Johnson; J. Langle; G. Miller; S. Pope; M. Reno; B. Rodriguez; N. Schwadron; P. Valek; S. Weidner

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) Instrument Aboard New Horizons  

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The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument on New Horizons will measure the interaction between the solar wind and ions created by atmospheric loss from Pluto. These measurements provide a characterization of the total loss rate and allow us to examine the complex plasma interactions at Pluto for the first time. Constrained to fit within minimal resources, SWAP is optimized to make plasma-ion measurements at all rotation angles as the New Horizons spacecraft scans to image Pluto and Charon during the flyby. In order to meet these unique requirements, we combined a cylindrically symmetric retarding potential analyzer (RPA) with small deflectors, a top-hat analyzer, and a redundant/coincidence detection scheme. This configuration allows for highly sensitive measurements and a controllable energy passband at all scan angles of the spacecraft.

McComas, D; Bagenal, F; Casey, P; Delamere, P; Demkee, D; Dunn, G; Elliott, H; Hanley, J; Johnson, K; Langle, J; Miller, G; Pope, S; Reno, M; Rodrguez, B; Schwadron, N; Valek, P; Weidner, S

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solution and Forecast Horizons for Infinite-Horizon Nonhomogeneous Markov Decision Processes  

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We consider a nonhomogeneous infinite-horizon Markov Decision Process (MDP) problem with multiple optimal first-period policies. We seek an algorithm that, given finite data, delivers an optimal first-period policy. Such an algorithm can thus ... Keywords: monotone policy, planning horizon, well-posed problem

Torpong Cheevaprawatdomrong; Irwin E. Schochetman; Robert L. Smith; Alfredo Garcia

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Overview of the New Horizons Science Payload  

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The New Horizons mission was launched on 2006 January 19, and the spacecraft is heading for a flyby encounter with the Pluto system in the summer of 2015. The challenges associated with sending a spacecraft to Pluto in less than 10 years and performing an ambitious suite of scientific investigations at such large heliocentric distances (> 32 AU) are formidable and required the development of lightweight, low power, and highly sensitive instruments. This paper provides an overview of the New Horizons science payload, which is comprised of seven instruments. Alice provides spatially resolved ultraviolet spectroscopy. The Ralph instrument has two components: the Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), which performs panchromatic and color imaging, and the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA), which provides near-infrared spectroscopic mapping capabilities. The Radio Experiment (REX) is a component of the New Horizons telecommunications system that provides both occultation and radiometry capabilities. ...

Weaver, H A; Tapley, M B; Young, L A; Stern, S A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Horizon Wind Energy Comments.docx  

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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...

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Horizon Properties of Einstein-Yang-Mills Black Hole  

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We consider static axially symmetric Einstein-Yang-Mills black holes in the isolated horizon formalism. The mass of these hairy black holes is related to the mass of the corresponding particle-like solutions by the horizon mass. The hairy black holes violate the ``quasi-local uniqueness conjecture'', based on the horizon charges.

B. Kleihaus; J. Kunz; A. Sood; M. Wirschins

2001-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fiber-optical analogue of the event horizon  

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The physics at the event horizon resembles the behavior of waves in moving media. Horizons are formed where the local speed of the medium exceeds the wave velocity. We use ultrashort pulses in microstructured optical fibers to demonstrate the formation of an artificial event horizon in optics. We observed a classical optical effect, the blue-shifting of light at a white-hole horizon. We also show by theoretical calculations that such a system is capable of probing the quantum effects of horizons, in particular Hawking radiation.

Thomas G. Philbin; Chris Kuklewicz; Scott Robertson; Stephen Hill; Friedrich Konig; Ulf Leonhardt

2007-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Boundaries of Event Horizon Magnetospheres  

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This Letter analyzes 3-dimensional simulations of Kerr black hole magnetospheres that obey the general relativistic equations of perfect magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). Particular emphasis is on the event horizon magnetosphere (EHM) which is defined as the the large scale poloidal magnetic flux that threads the event horizon of a black hole (This is distinct from the poloidal magnetic flux that threads the equatorial plane of the ergosphere, which forms the ergospheric disk magnetosphere). Standard MHD theoretical treatments of Poynting jets in the EHM are predicated on the assumption that the plasma comprising the boundaries of the EHM plays no role in producing the Poynting flux. The energy flux is electrodynamic in origin and it is essentially conserved from the horizon to infinity, this is known as the Blandford-Znajek (B-Z) mechanism. To the contrary, within the 3-D simulations, the lateral boundaries are strong pistons for MHD waves and actually inject prodigious quantities of Poynting flux into the EHM. At high black hole spin rates, strong sources of Poynting flux adjacent to the EHM from the ergospheric disk will actually diffuse to higher latitudes and swamp any putative B-Z effects. This is in contrast to lower spin rates, which are characterized by much lower output powers and modest amounts of Poynting flux are injected into the EHM from the accretion disk corona.

Brian Punsly

2007-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the New Horizons Science Payload  

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The New Horizons mission was launched on 2006 January 19, and the spacecraft is heading for a flyby encounter with the Pluto system in the summer of 2015. The challenges associated with sending a spacecraft to Pluto in less than 10 years and performing an ambitious suite of scientific investigations at such large heliocentric distances (> 32 AU) are formidable and required the development of lightweight, low power, and highly sensitive instruments. This paper provides an overview of the New Horizons science payload, which is comprised of seven instruments. Alice provides spatially resolved ultraviolet spectroscopy. The Ralph instrument has two components: the Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), which performs panchromatic and color imaging, and the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA), which provides near-infrared spectroscopic mapping capabilities. The Radio Experiment (REX) is a component of the New Horizons telecommunications system that provides both occultation and radiometry capabilities. The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) provides high sensitivity, high spatial resolution optical imaging capabilities. The Solar Wind at Pluto (SWAP) instrument measures the density and speed of solar wind particles. The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) measures energetic protons and CNO ions. The Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter (VB-SDC) is used to record dust particle impacts during the cruise phases of the mission.

H. A. Weaver; W. C. Gibson; M. B. Tapley; L. A. Young; S. A. Stern

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager on New Horizons  

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The LOng-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) is the high resolution imaging instrument for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, its giant satellite Charon, its small moons Nix and Hydra, and the Kuiper Belt, which is the vast region of icy bodies extending roughly from Neptune's orbit out to 50 astronomical units (AU). New Horizons launched on January 19, 2006 as the inaugural mission in NASA's New Frontiers program. LORRI is a narrow angle (field of view=0.29 deg), high resolution (4.95 microrad pixels), Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a 20.8 cm diameter primary mirror, a focal length of 263 cm, and a three lens field-flattening assembly. A 1024 x 1024 pixel (optically active region), thinned, backside-illuminated charge-coupled device (CCD) detector is used in the focal plane unit and is operated in frame transfer mode. LORRI provides panchromatic imaging over a bandpass that extends approximately from 350 nm to 850 nm. LORRI operates in an extreme thermal environment, situated inside the warm spacecraft with a large, open aperture viewing cold space. LORRI has a silicon carbide optical system, designed to maintain focus over the operating temperature range without a focus adjustment mechanism. Moreover, the spacecraft is thruster-stabilized without reaction wheels, placing stringent limits on the available exposure time and the optical throughput needed to satisfy the measurement requirements.

A. F. Cheng; H. A. Weaver; S. J. Conard; M. F. Morgan; O. Barnouin-Jha; J. D. Boldt; K. A. Cooper; E. H. Darlington; M. P. Grey; J. R. Hayes; K. E. Kosakowski; T. Magee; E. Rossano; D. Sampath; C. Schlemm; H. W. Taylor

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Dirty black holes: Symmetries at stationary non-static horizons  

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We establish that the Einstein tensor takes on a highly symmetric form near the Killing horizon of any stationary but non-static (and non-extremal) black hole spacetime. [This follows up on a recent article by the current authors, gr-qc/0402069, which considered static black holes.] Specifically, at any such Killing horizon -- irrespective of the horizon geometry -- the Einstein tensor block-diagonalizes into ``transverse'' and ``parallel'' blocks, and its transverse components are proportional to the transverse metric. Our findings are supported by two independent procedures; one based on the regularity of the on-horizon geometry and another that directly utilizes the elegant nature of a bifurcate Killing horizon. It is then argued that geometrical symmetries will severely constrain the matter near any Killing horizon. We also speculate on how this may be relevant to certain calculations of the black hole entropy.

A J M Medved; Damien Martin; Matt Visser

2004-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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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)

Nitin Bharadwaj; Kevin Widener

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

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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...

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Quantum toy-model escape to Jordan-block horizon  

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An an exactly solvable quantum model is found to sample the evolution towards the sudden and complete loss of observability. For the purpose we choose an N-level system. While the time runs from 0 to 1, the process (leading to the collapse) is controlled by a toy-model Hamiltonian H and by a unitary-evolution guaranteeing minimally anisotropic (i.e., unique) Hilbert-space metric. The process of the degeneracy of the real N-plet of energy levels is studied without the usual assumption of adiabaticity. The initial Hamiltonian is diagonal, the initial metric is chosen as identity. Once the system reaches the observability horizon, the metric becomes singular (of rank one) while the end-point Hamiltonian acquires the canonical Jordan-block form (i.e., it loses its diagonalizability). An optimal measure of the distance from the final catastrophe is finally found in a universal, exact formula for the spectrum of the metric.

Miloslav Znojil

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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New Horizons and the Onset of the Pioneer Anomaly  

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Analysis of the radio tracking data from the Pioneer 10/11 spacecraft at distances between about 20 - 70 AU from the Sun has indicated the presence of an unmodeled, small, constant, Doppler blue shift which can be interpreted as a constant acceleration of a_P= (8.74 \\pm 1.33) \\times 10^{-8} cm/s^2 directed approximately {\\it towards} the Sun. In addition, there is early (roughly modeled) data from as close in as 5 AU which indicates there may have been an onset of the anomaly near Saturn. We observe that the data now arriving from the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt could allow a relatively easy, direct experimental test of whether this onset is associated with distance from the Sun (being, for example, an effect of drag on dark matter). We strongly urge that this test be done.

Nieto, Michael Martin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Horizons and the Onset of the Pioneer Anomaly  

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Analysis of the radio tracking data from the Pioneer 10/11 spacecraft at distances between about 20 - 70 AU from the Sun has indicated the presence of an unmodeled, small, constant, Doppler blue shift which can be interpreted as a constant acceleration of a_P= (8.74 \\pm 1.33) \\times 10^{-8} cm/s^2 directed approximately towards the Sun. In addition, there is early (roughly modeled) data from as close in as 5 AU which indicates there may have been an onset of the anomaly near Saturn. We observe that the data now arriving from the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt could allow a relatively easy, direct experimental test of whether this onset is associated with distance from the Sun (being, for example, an effect of drag on dark matter). We strongly urge that this test be done.

Michael Martin Nieto

2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Miami-Dade County  

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Miami-Dade County Issue 8.2 Background On Tuesday, April 20 days later off the coast of Louisiana. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is now the largest oil spill in U.S. history and has been designated as a Spill of Na- tional Significance. Current projections from

Jawitz, James W.

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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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The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: What Happened and Why  

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster was the largest oil spill in US history, and the second largest spill in the world. 11 men lost their lives in the explosion and fire. Although the impacts of the spill were evident to large numbers of people, its causes were harder to see. This lecture will focus on the technical aspects of the events that led to the spill itself: what happened on the rig before, during and after the event, up to the time the rig sank. As with many engineering disasters, the accident was due to a sequence of failures, including both technical systems and procedural issues. Although the causes were complex and interacting, the lecture will focus on four main problems: (1) the failure of the cement and casing seal, (2) the failure to recognize and respond to hydrocarbon flow into the riser, (3) the ignition of hydrocarbons on the rig, and (4) the failure of the blow-out preventer (BOP) to seal the well. The lecture will conclude with some suggestions as to how events such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster can be avoided in the future. (Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and was the Chairman of Petroleum Engineering from 1995 to 2006. He holds BE, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, all in Engineering Science. Horne is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and is also an Honorary Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.)

Horne, Roland N. (Stanford University)

2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Milling Stone Horizon Revisited: New Perspectives from Northern and Central California  

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Berryessa II. Journal THE MILLING STONE HORIZON REVISITEDI, pp. 67-93 (1999). The Milling Stone Horizon Revisited:nearly half a century, the Milling Stone Horizon has been

Fitzgerald, Richard T.; Jones, Terry L.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) on the New Horizons Mission  

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) comprises the hardware and accompanying science investigation on the New Horizons spacecraft to measure pick-up ions from Pluto's outgassing atmosphere. To the extent that Pluto retains its characteristics similar to those of a "heavy comet" as detected in stellar occultations since the early 1980s, these measurements will characterize the neutral atmosphere of Pluto while providing a consistency check on the atmospheric escape rate at the encounter epoch with that deduced from the atmospheric structure at lower altitudes by the ALICE, REX, and SWAP experiments on New Horizons. In addition, PEPSSI will characterize any extended ionosphere and solar wind interaction while also characterizing the energetic particle environment of Pluto, Charon, and their associated system. First proposed for development for the Pluto Express mission in September 1993, what became the PEPSSI instrument went through a number of development stages to meet the...

McNutt, Ralph L; Gurnee, Reid S; Hill, Matthew E; Cooper, Kim A; Andrews, G Bruce; Keath, Edwin P; Krimigis, Stamatios M; Mitchell, Donald G; Tossman, Barry; Bagenal, Fran; Boldt, John D; Bradley, Walter; Devereux, William S; Ho, George C; Jaskulek, Stephen E; LeFevere, Thomas W; Malcom, Horace; Marcus, Geoffrey A; Hayes, John R; Moore, G Ty; Williams, Bruce D; Wilson, Paul; Brown, L E; Kusterer, M; Vandegriff, J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blazing Cerenkov Flashes at the Horizons by Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos Induced Air-Showers  

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High Energy Cosmic Rays (C.R.) versus Neutrino and Neutralino induced Air-Shower maybe tested at Horizons by their muons, gamma and Cerenkov blazing signals. Inclined and Horizontal C.R. Showers (70-90 zenith angle) produce secondary (gamma, e+, e-) mostly suppressed by high column atmosphere depth. Earliest shower Cherenkov photons are diluted by large distances and by air opacity, while secondary penetrating muons and their successive decay into electrons and gamma, may revive additional Cerenkov lights. GeVs gamma telescopes at the top of the mountains or in Space may detect at horizons PeVs up to EeV C.R. and their secondaries. Details on arrival angle and column depth, shower shape, timing signature of photon flash intensity, may inform us on the altitude interaction and primary UHECR composition. Below the horizons, at zenith angle among copious single albedo muons, rare up-going showers traced by muon bundles would give evidence of rare tau Earth-Skimming neutrinos, at EeVs energies. Their rate may be comparable with 6.3 PeVs anti-neutrino electron induced air-shower (mostly hadronic) originated above and also below horizons, in interposed atmosphere by W resonance at Glashow peak. Additional and complementary UHE SUSY neutralinos at tens PeVs-EeV energy may blaze, by its characteristic electromagnetic signature. Their secondary shower blazing Cerenkov lights and distances might be disentangled from UHECR by Stereoscopic Telescopes such as Magic ones or Hess array experiment. The horizontal detection sensitivity of Magic in the present set up (if totally devoted to the Horizons Shower search) maybe already be comparable to AMANDA underground neutrino detector at PeVs energies.

D. Fargion

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Horizon Horizontal Platform | Open Energy Information  

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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  

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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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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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Economic and Environmental Horizons for China to 2020  

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Economic and Environmental Horizons for China to 2020 Speaker(s): David Roland-Holst Date: November 21, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Alan...

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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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Reflection and Transmission at the Apparent Horizon during Gravitational Collapse  

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We examine the wave-functionals describing the collapse of a self-gravitating dust ball in an exact quantization of the gravity-dust system. We show that ingoing (collapsing) dust shell modes outside the apparent horizon must necessarily be accompanied by outgoing modes inside the apparent horizon, whose amplitude is suppressed by the square root of the Boltzmann factor at the Hawking temperature. Likewise, ingoing modes in the interior must be accompanied by outgoing modes in the exterior, again with an amplitude suppressed by the same factor. A suitable superposition of the two solutions is necessary to conserve the dust probability flux across the apparent horizon, thus each region contains both ingoing and outgoing dust modes. If one restricts oneself to considering only the modes outside the apparent horizon then one should think of the apparent horizon as a partial reflector, the probability for a shell to reflect being given by the Boltzmann factor at the Hawking temperature determined by the mass contained within it. However, if one considers the entire wave function, the outgoing wave in the exterior is seen to be the transmission through the horizon of the interior outgoing wave that accompanies the collapsing shells. This transmission could allow information from the interior to be transferred to the exterior.

Cenalo Vaz; L. C. R. Wijewardhana

2010-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Technology Helps NASA Seek "New Horizons"  

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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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The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument aboard New Horizons. Space Sci. Rev., this volume  

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Abstract. The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument on New Horizons will measure the interaction between the solar wind and ions created by atmospheric loss from Pluto. These measurements provide a characterization of the total loss rate and allow us to examine the complex plasma interactions at Pluto for the first time. Constrained to fit within minimal resources, SWAP is optimized to make plasma-ion measurements at all rotation angles as the New Horizons spacecraft scans to image Pluto and Charon during the flyby. In order to meet these unique requirements, we combined a cylindrically symmetric retarding potential analyzer (RPA) with small deflectors, a top-hat analyzer, and a redundant/coincidence detection scheme. This configuration allows for highly sensitive measurements and a controllable energy passband at all scan angles of the spacecraft.

D. Mccomas; F. Allegrini; F. Bagenal; P. Delamere; D. Demkee; G. Dunn; H. Elliott; J. Hanley; K. Johnson; J. Langle; G. Miller; S. Pope; M. Reno; B. Rodriguez; N. Schwadron; P. Valek; S. Weidner

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution and biochemical similarities  

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eat is because all living things are biochemically similar, we share the same nutrient stock. That alone is a striking support. Opposing evidence? I can't think of anything worth...

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Quark Lepton Similarity  

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We propose the lepton mixing matrix at high energy scale to be connected to quark mixing matrix by the similar transformation. The similarity between CKM and PMNS significantly narrows down the ranges in physical parameters. The condition requires $\\sin\\theta_{13}$ not to be larger than 0.15, masses to be of quasi-degenerate normal ordering, and $\\tan\\beta$ to be large.

Seungsu Hwang; Kim Siyeon

2010-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Similarity is a Geometer  

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Multimedia databases (in particular image databases) are different from traditional system since they cannot ignore the perceptual substratum on which the data come. There are several consequences of this fact. The most relevant for our purposes is ... Keywords: , Riemann geometry, image databases, query by visual example/, search by content, similarity measures

Simone Santini; Ramesh Jain

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A disconnect between O horizon and mineral soil carbon - Implications for soil C sequestration  

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Changing inputs of carbon to soil is one means of potentially increasing carbon sequestration in soils for the purpose of mitigating projected increases in atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations. The effect of manipulations of aboveground carbon input on soil carbon storage was tested in a temperate, deciduous forest in east Tennessee, USA. A 4.5-year experiment included exclusion of aboveground litterfall and supplemental litter additions (three times ambient) in an upland and a valley that differed in soil nitrogen availability. The estimated decomposition rate of the carbon stock in the O horizon was greater in the valley than in the upland due to higher litter quality (i.e., lower C/N ratios). Short-term litter exclusion or addition had no effect on carbon stock in the mineral soil, measured to a depth of 30 cm, or the partitioning of carbon in the mineral soil between particulate- and mineral-associated organic matter. A two-compartment model was used to interpret results from the field experiments. Field data and a sensitivity analysis of the model were consistent with little carbon transfer between the O horizon and the mineral soil. Increasing aboveground carbon input does not appear to be an effective means of promoting carbon sequestration in forest soil at the location of the present study because a disconnect exists in carbon dynamics between O horizon and mineral soil. Factors that directly increase inputs to belowground soil carbon, via roots, or reduce decomposition rates of organic matter are more likely to benefit efforts to increase carbon sequestration in forests where carbon dynamics in the O horizon are uncoupled from the mineral soil.

Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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":""}]}

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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

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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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Thermodynamics of the apparent horizon in massive cosmology  

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Applying Clausius relation with energy-supply defined by the unified first law of thermodynamics formalism to the apparent horizon of a massive cosmological model proposed lately, the corrected entropic formula of the apparent horizon is obtained with the help of the modified Friedmann equations. This entropy-area relation, together with the identified internal energy, verifies the first law of thermodynamics for the apparent horizon with a volume change term for consistency. On the other hand, by means of the corrected entropy-area formula and the Clausius relation $\\delta Q=T dS$, the modified Friedmann equations governing the dynamical evolution of the universe are reproduced with the known energy density and pressure of massive graviton. The integration constant is found to correspond to a cosmological term which could be absorbed into the energy density of matter. Having established the correspondence of massive cosmology with the unified first law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon, the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics is also discussed by assuming the thermal equilibrium between the apparent horizon and the matter field bounded by the apparent horizon. It is found that, in the limit $H_c\\rightarrow 0$ which recovers the Minkowski reference metric solution in the flat case, the generalized second law of thermodynamics holds if $\\alpha_3+4\\alpha_4<0$. Apart from that, even for the simplest model of dRGT massive cosmology with $\\alpha_3=\\alpha_4=0$, the generalized second law of thermodynamics could be violated.

Hui Li; Yi Zhang

2013-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Web accessible image similarity measurements  

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Web accessible image similarity measurements. Background: There ... messages). Web Access to Image Similarity Measurements. ...

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY  

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SC-RISE LECTURE SERIES BRIGHT HORIZONS IN SOLAR ENERGY Sustainable Energy Opportunities, Options are being developed including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar electric, solar thermal, and wind. However, such aspects as low energy density, siting, and temporal

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Evolution of the horizons for dark energy universe  

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Recent observational evidences of accelerating phase of the universe strongly demand that the dominating matter in the universe is in the form of dark energy. In this work, we study the evolution of the apparent and event horizons for various dark energy models and examine their behavior across phantom barrier line.

Ritabrata Biswas; Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2011-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation loss and multipartite entanglement across a black hole horizon  

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We investigate the Hawking effect on entangled fields. By considering a scalar field which is in a two-mode squeezed state from the point of view of freely falling (Kruskal) observers crossing the horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole, we study the degradation ... Keywords: Hawking-Unruh effect, Schwarzschild black holes, continuous variable correlations, multipartite entanglement

Gerardo Adesso; Ivette Fuentes-Schuller

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Possibilities of Women and Men: Gender and the California Milling Stone Horizon  

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Richard 1991 Archaic Milling Cultures of the Southern SanGender and the California Milling Stone Horizon KELLY R.those subsumed under the Milling Stone Horizon, that are not

McGuire, Kelly R; Hildebrandt, William R

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient similarity search: arbitrary similarity measures, arbitrary composition  

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Given a (large) set of objects and a query, similarity search aims to find all objects similar to the query. A frequent approach is to define a set of base similarity measures for the different aspects of the objects, and to build light-weight similarity ... Keywords: query planning, similarity measures, similarity search

Dustin Lange; Felix Naumann

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconciling Change in Oi-Horizon Carbon-14 with Mass Loss for an Oak Forest  

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First-year litter decomposition was estimated for an upland-oak forest ecosystem using enrichment or dilution of the 14C-signature of the Oi-horizon. These isotopically-based mass-loss estimates were contrasted with measured mass-loss rates from past litterbag studies. Mass-loss derived from changes in the 14C-signature of the Oi-horizon suggested mean mass loss over 9 months of 45% which was higher than the corresponding 9-month rate extrapolated from litterbag studies (~35%). Greater mass loss was expected from the isotopic approach because litterbags are known to limit mass loss processes driven by soil macrofauna (e.g., fragmentation and comminution). Although the 14C-isotope approach offers the advantage of being a non-invasive method, it exhibited high variability that undermined its utility as an alternative to routine litterbag mass loss methods. However, the 14C approach measures the residence time of C in the leaf litter, rather than the time it takes for leaves to disappear; hence radiocarbon measures reflect C immobilization and recycling in the microbial pool, and do not necessarily replicate results from litterbag mass loss. The commonly applied two-compartment isotopic mixing model was appropriate for estimating decomposition from isotopic enrichment of near-background soils, but it produced divergent results for isotopic dilution of a multi-layered system with litter cohorts having independent 14C-signatures. This discrepancy suggests that cohort-based models are needed to adequately capture the complex processes involved in carbon transport associated with litter mass-loss. Such models will be crucial for predicting intra- and interannual differences in organic horizon decomposition driven by scenarios of climatic change.

Hanson, Paul J [ORNL; Swanston, Christopher W. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL; Todd Jr, Donald E [ORNL; Trumbore, Susan E. [University of California, Irvine

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconciling Change in Oi-Horizon 14C With Mass Loss for an Oak Forest  

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First-year litter decomposition was estimated for an upland-oak forest ecosystem using enrichment or dilution of the {sup 14}C-signature of the Oi-horizon. These isotopically-based mass-loss estimates were contrasted with measured mass-loss rates from past litterbag studies. Mass-loss derived from changes in the {sup 14}C-signature of the Oi-horizon suggested mean mass loss over 9 months of 45% which was higher than the corresponding 9-month rate extrapolated from litterbag studies ({approx}35%). Greater mass loss was expected from the isotopic approach because litterbags are known to limit mass loss processes driven by soil macrofauna (e.g., fragmentation and comminution). Although the {sup 14}C-isotope approach offers the advantage of being a non-invasive method, it exhibited high variability that undermined its utility as an alternative to routine litterbag mass loss methods. However, the {sup 14}C approach measures the residence time of C in the leaf litter, rather than the time it takes for leaves to disappear; hence radiocarbon measures are subject to C immobilization and recycling in the microbial pool, and do not necessarily reflect results from litterbag mass loss. The commonly applied two-compartment isotopic mixing model was appropriate for estimating decomposition from isotopic enrichment of near-background soils, but it produced divergent results for isotopic dilution of a multi-layered system with litter cohorts having independent {sup 14}C-signatures. This discrepancy suggests that cohort-based models are needed to adequately capture the complex processes involved in carbon transport associated with litter mass-loss. Such models will be crucial for predicting intra- and interannual differences in organic horizon decomposition driven by scenarios of climatic change.

Hanson, P J; Swanston, C W; Garten, Jr., C T; Todd, D E; Trumbore, S E

2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) on New Horizons. Space Sci. Rev., this volume  

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) comprises the hardware and accompanying science investigation on the New Horizons spacecraft to measure pick-up ions from Plutos outgassing atmosphere. To the extent that Pluto retains its characteristics similar to those of a heavy comet as detected in stellar occultations since the early 1980s, these measurements will characterize the neutral atmosphere of Pluto while providing a consistency check on the atmospheric escape rate at the encounter epoch with that deduced from the atmospheric structure at lower altitudes by the ALICE, REX, and SWAP experiments on New Horizons. In addition, PEPSSI will characterize any extended ionosphere and solar wind interaction while also characterizing the energetic particle environment of Pluto, Charon, and their associated system. First proposed for development for the Pluto Express mission in September 1993, what became the PEPSSI instrument went through a number of development stages to meet the requirements of such an instrument for a mission to Pluto while minimizing the required spacecraft resources. The PEPSSI instrument provides for measurements of ions (with compositional information) and electrons from 10s of keV to ~1 MeV in a 120 x 12 fan-shaped beam in six sectors for 1.5 kg and ~2.5

Ralph L. Mcnutt; Stefano A. Livi; Reid S. Gurnee; Matthew E. Hill; Kim A; G. Bruce Andrews; Edwin P. Keath; Stamatios M. Krimigis; Donald G; Barry Tossman; Fran Bagenal; John D. Boldt; Walter Bradley; William S; George C. Ho; Stephen E. Jaskulek; Thomas W. Lefevere; Geoffrey A. Marcus; John R. Hayes; G. Ty Moore; Bruce D. Williams; Wilson Iv; L. E. Brown; M. Kusterer

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) on the New Horizons Mission  

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The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) comprises the hardware and accompanying science investigation on the New Horizons spacecraft to measure pick-up ions from Pluto's outgassing atmosphere. To the extent that Pluto retains its characteristics similar to those of a "heavy comet" as detected in stellar occultations since the early 1980s, these measurements will characterize the neutral atmosphere of Pluto while providing a consistency check on the atmospheric escape rate at the encounter epoch with that deduced from the atmospheric structure at lower altitudes by the ALICE, REX, and SWAP experiments on New Horizons. In addition, PEPSSI will characterize any extended ionosphere and solar wind interaction while also characterizing the energetic particle environment of Pluto, Charon, and their associated system. First proposed for development for the Pluto Express mission in September 1993, what became the PEPSSI instrument went through a number of development stages to meet the requirements of such an instrument for a mission to Pluto while minimizing the required spacecraft resources. The PEPSSI instrument provides for measurements of ions (with compositional information) and electrons from 10s of keV to ~1 MeV in a 120 deg x 12 deg fan-shaped beam in six sectors for 1.5 kg and ~2.5 W.

Ralph L. McNutt, Jr.; Stefano A. Livi; Reid S. Gurnee; Matthew E. Hill; Kim A. Cooper; G. Bruce Andrews; Edwin P. Keath; Stamatios M. Krimigis; Donald G. Mitchell; Barry Tossman; Fran Bagenal; John D. Boldt; Walter Bradley; William S. Devereux; George C. Ho; Stephen E. Jaskulek; Thomas W. LeFevere; Horace Malcom; Geoffrey A. Marcus; John R. Hayes; G. Ty Moore; Bruce D. Williams; Paul Wilson IV; L. E. Brown; M. Kusterer; J. Vandegriff

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated detectors and worldsheet horizons in AdS/CFT  

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We use the AdS/CFT correspondence to discuss the response of an accelerated observer to the quantum vacuum fluctuations. In particular, we study heavy quarks probing a strongly coupled CFT by analysing strings moving in AdS. We propose that, in this context, a non-trivial detection rate is associated to the existence of a worldsheet horizon and we find an Unruh-like expression for the worldsheet temperature. Finally, by examining a rotating string in global AdS we find that there is a transition between string embeddings with and without worldsheet horizon. The dual picture corresponds to having non-trivial or trivial interaction with the quantum vacuum respectively. This is in qualitative agreement with results of Davies et al.

Mariano Chernicoff; Angel Paredes

2010-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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Euclidean scalar Green functions near the black hole and black brane horizons  

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We discuss approximations of the Riemannian geometry near the horizon. If a D+1 dimensional manifold N has a bifurcate Killing horizon then we approximate N by a product of the two-dimensional Rindler space and a D-1 dimensional Riemannian manifold M. We obtain approximate formulas for scalar Green functions. We study the behaviour of the Green functions near the horizon and their dimensional reduction. We show that if M is compact then the Green function near the horizon can be approximated by the Green function of a two-dimensional quantum field theory. The correction term is exponentially small away from the horizon. We extend the results to black brane solutions of supergravity in 10 and 11 dimensions. The near horizon geometry can be approximated by N=AdS_p x S_q. We discuss Euclidean Green functions on N and their behaviour near the horizon.

Z. Haba

2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill PI ConferenceDeepwater Horizon Oil Spill PI Conference Session: Crude oil & dispersants-impact on human  

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill PI ConferenceDeepwater Horizon Oil Spill PI Conference Session: Crude oil & dispersants-impact on human health & socioeconomic systems Panelist: James H. Diaz, MD, MPH, Dr Health #12;Oil/dispersants: impact health & S-E systems. Outline of Research Questions? 1. What

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Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on New Horizons. Space Sci. Rev., this volume  

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The LOng-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) is the high resolution imaging instrument for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, its giant satellite Charon, its small moons Nix and Hydra, and the Kuiper Belt, which is the vast region of icy bodies extending roughly from Neptunes orbit out to 50 astronomical units (AU). New Horizons launched on January 19, 2006 as the inaugural mission in NASAs New Frontiers program. LORRI is a narrow angle (field of view=0.29), high resolution (4.95 rad pixels), Ritchey-Chrtien telescope with a 20.8 cm diameter primary mirror, a focal length of 263 cm, and a three lens field-flattening assembly. A 1024 1024 pixel (optically active region), thinned, backside-illuminated charge-coupled device detector is used in the focal plane unit and is operated in frame transfer mode. LORRI provides panchromatic imaging over a bandpass that extends approximately from 350 nm to 850 nm. LORRI operates in an extreme thermal environment, situated inside the warm spacecraft with a large, open aperture viewing cold space. LORRI has a silicon carbide optical system, designed to maintain focus over the operating temperature range without a focus adjustment mechanism. Moreover, the spacecraft is thruster-stabilized without reaction wheels, placing stringent limits on the available exposure time and the optical throughput needed to satisfy the measurement requirements. 1 1.

A. F. Cheng; H. A. Weaver; S. J. Conard; M. F. Morgan; O. Barnouin-jha; J. D. Boldt; A. Cooper; E. H. Darlington; M. P. Grey; J. R. Hayes; K. E. Kosakowski; T. Magee; D. Sampath; C. Schlemm; H. W. Taylor

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager on New Horizons  

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The LOng-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) is the high resolution imaging instrument for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, its giant satellite Charon, its small moons Nix and Hydra, and the Kuiper Belt, which is the vast region of icy bodies extending roughly from Neptune's orbit out to 50 astronomical units (AU). New Horizons launched on January 19, 2006 as the inaugural mission in NASA's New Frontiers program. LORRI is a narrow angle (field of view=0.29 deg), high resolution (4.95 microrad pixels), Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a 20.8 cm diameter primary mirror, a focal length of 263 cm, and a three lens field-flattening assembly. A 1024 x 1024 pixel (optically active region), thinned, backside-illuminated charge-coupled device (CCD) detector is used in the focal plane unit and is operated in frame transfer mode. LORRI provides panchromatic imaging over a bandpass that extends approximately from 350 nm to 850 nm. LORRI operates in an extreme thermal environment, situated inside the warm spacecraft with...

Cheng, A F; Conard, S J; Morgan, M F; Barnouin-Jha, O; Boldt, J D; Cooper, K A; Darlington, E H; Grey, M P; Hayes, J R; Kosakowski, K E; Magee, T; Rossano, E; Sampath, D; Schlemm, C; Taylor, H W

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

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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The Origin of Folded Chert Horizons in the Monterey Formation, Lions Head, California.  

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??Small scale folds that deform the chert rich horizons in siliceous facies of the Monterey Formation, in Santa Maria Basin, at Lions Head, California are (more)

Crowther, Derrick D.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Carotenoids & Retinoids; Molecular Aspects and Health IssuesChapter 20 New Horizons in Carotenoid Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Carotenoids & Retinoids; Molecular Aspects and Health Issues Chapter 20 New Horizons in Carotenoid Research Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Press Downloadable pdf...

111

New Horizons: Anticipated Scientific Investigations at the Pluto System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The New Horizons spacecraft will achieve a wide range of measurement objectives at the Pluto system, including color and panchromatic maps, 1.25-2.50 micron spectral images for studying surface compositions, and measurements of Pluto's atmosphere (temperatures, composition, hazes, and the escape rate). Additional measurement objectives include topography, surface temperatures, and the solar wind interaction. The fulfillment of these measurement objectives will broaden our understanding of the Pluto system, such as the origin of the Pluto system, the processes operating on the surface, the volatile transport cycle, and the energetics and chemistry of the atmosphere. The mission, payload, and strawman observing sequences have been designed to acheive the NASA-specified measurement objectives and maximize the science return. The planned observations at the Pluto system will extend our knowledge of other objects formed by giant impact (such as the Earth-moon), other objects formed in the outer solar system (such ...

Young, Leslie A; Weaver, Harold A; Bagenal, Fran; Binzel, Richard P; Buratti, Bonnie; Cheng, Andrew F; Cruikshank, Dale; Gladstone, G Randall; Grundy, William M; Hinson, David P; Horanyi, Mihaly; Jennings, Donald E; Linscott, Ivan R; McComas, David J; McKinnon, William B; McNutt, Ralph; Moore, Jeffery M; Murchie, Scott; Porco, Carolyn C; Reitsema, Harold; Reuter, Dennis C; Spencer, John R; Slater, David C; Strobel, Darrell; Summers, Michael E; Tyler, G Leonard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Similarity-based fuzzy limits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper the concept of similarity-based fuzzy limits in metric spaces is introduced and it is shown that it is an application of limit maps of topologies on [0,1]-valued sets, introduced by Hohle and Sostak, furthermore it is observed that the ... Keywords: Fuzzy limit, Limit map, Similarity-based fuzzy limit, [0,1]-Valued topology

Gltekin Soylu

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Degradation and resilience in Louisiana salt marshes after the BPDeepwater Horizon oil spill  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Degradation and resilience in Louisiana salt marshes after the BP­Deepwater Horizon oil spill Brian (high resil- ience) but also permanent marsh area loss after the BP­Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Field that heavy oil cov- erage on the shorelines of Louisiana marshes, already experiencing elevated retreat

Silliman, Brian

114

Videos and Multimedia from NASA's New Horizons Mission  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

DOE provided the power supply for NASA's New Horizons Mission, a mission to Pluto and Charon, a double-planet system, and the Kuiper Belt. The New Horizons websites provides not only several excellent photo galleries, but a collection of videos, data movies, podcasts, and animations. There are also interviews with the science team.

115

Thermodynamical properties of interacting holographic dark energy model with apparent horizon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have investigated the thermodynamical properties of the universe with dark energy. It is demonstrated that in a universe with spacial curvature the natural choice for IR cutoff could be the apparent horizon radius. We shown that any interaction of pressureless dark matter with holographic dark energy, whose infrared cutoff is set by the apparent horizon radius, implying a constant effective equation of state of dark component in a universe. In addition we found that for the static observer in space, the comoving distance has a faster expansion than the apparent horizon radius with any spatial curvature. We also verify that in some conditions the modified first law of thermodynamics could return to the classic form at apparent horizon for a universe filled with dark energy and dark matter. Besides, the generalized second law of thermodynamics is discussed in a region enclosed by the apparent horizon.

Bin Liu; Xian-Ru Hu; Jian-Bo Deng

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Similarity Retrieval of Trademark Images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Artisan system retrieves abstract trademark images by shape similarity. It analyzes each image to characterize key shape components, grouping image regions into families that potentially mirror human image perception, and then derives characteristic ...

John P. Eakins; Jago M. Boardman; Margaret E. Graham

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Optimization of time-based rates in forward energy markets  

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This paper presents a new two-step design approach of Time-Based Rate (TBR) programs for markets with a high penetration of variable energy sources such as wind power. First, an optimal market time horizon must be determined ...

Wang, J.

118

49Exploring the Night-time Launch of STEREO This spectacular night-time image taken by photographer Dominic Agostini shows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

49Exploring the Night-time Launch of STEREO This spectacular night-time image taken by photographer(20)) = 2(3.8 km) = 7.6 km. This is the width of the photograph along the distant horizon the distant horizon and the point on the trajectory. Typical values should be about 40 mm. Then from the scale

119

New Horizons for Hydrogen: Producing Hydrogen from Renewable Resources  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recent events have reminded us of the critical need to transition from crude oil, coal, and natural gas toward sustainable and domestic sources of energy. One reason is we need to strengthen our economy. In 2008 we saw the price of oil reach a record $93 per barrel. With higher oil prices, growing demand for gasoline, and increasing oil imports, an average of $235 billion per year, has left the United States economy to pay for foreign oil since 2005, or $1.2 trillion between 2005 and 2009. From a consumer perspective, this trend is seen with an average gasoline price of $2.50 per gallon since 2005, compared to an average of $1.60 between 1990 and 2004 (after adjusting for inflation). In addition to economic impacts, continued reliance on fossil fuels increases greenhouse gas emissions that may cause climate change, health impacts from air pollution, and the risk of disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Energy efficiency in the form of more efficient vehicles and buildings can help to reduce some of these impacts. However, over the long term we must shift from fossil resources to sustainable and renewable energy sources.

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2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

New Horizons: Anticipated Scientific Investigations at the Pluto System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The New Horizons spacecraft will achieve a wide range of measurement objectives at the Pluto system, including color and panchromatic maps, 1.25-2.50 micron spectral images for studying surface compositions, and measurements of Pluto's atmosphere (temperatures, composition, hazes, and the escape rate). Additional measurement objectives include topography, surface temperatures, and the solar wind interaction. The fulfillment of these measurement objectives will broaden our understanding of the Pluto system, such as the origin of the Pluto system, the processes operating on the surface, the volatile transport cycle, and the energetics and chemistry of the atmosphere. The mission, payload, and strawman observing sequences have been designed to acheive the NASA-specified measurement objectives and maximize the science return. The planned observations at the Pluto system will extend our knowledge of other objects formed by giant impact (such as the Earth-moon), other objects formed in the outer solar system (such as comets and other icy dwarf planets), other bodies with surfaces in vapor-pressure equilibrium (such as Triton and Mars), and other bodies with N2:CH4 atmospheres (such as Titan, Triton, and the early Earth).

Leslie A. Young; S. Alan Stern; Harold A. Weaver; Fran Bagenal; Richard P. Binzel; Bonnie Buratti; Andrew F. Cheng; Dale Cruikshank; G. Randall Gladstone; William M. Grundy; David P. Hinson; Mihaly Horanyi; Donald E. Jennings; Ivan R. Linscott; David J. McComas; William B. McKinnon; Ralph McNutt; Jeffery M. Moore; Scott Murchie; Carolyn C. Porco; Harold Reitsema; Dennis C. Reuter; John R. Spencer; David C. Slater; Darrell Strobel; Michael E. Summers; G. Leonard Tyler

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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121

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

122

Horizon scanning and the business environment --- the implications for risk management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

'Uncertainty creates winners and losers. Organisations that want to survive have to adapt.' Kees van der Heijden, Professor of General and Strategic Management at the Graduate Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow [1].Horizon scanning is ...

D. Brown

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Horizon thermodynamics and gravitational field equations in Horava-Lifshitz gravity  

SciTech Connect

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

124

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

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Using atmospheric fallout to date organic horizon layers and quantify metal dynamics during- tribution of geochemical tracers from weapons fallout, air pollution, and a direct 207 Pb application at one

Heimsath, Arjun M.

125

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

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NASAs New Horizons (NH) Pluto-Kuiper belt (PKB) mission was launched on 19 January 2006 on a Jupiter Gravity Assist (JGA) trajectory toward the Pluto system for a 14 July 2015 closest approach; Jupiter

S. Alan Stern A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Horizon Mechanics and Asymptotic Symmetries with a Immirzi-like Parameter in 2+1 Dimensions  

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Starting with a generalized theory of 2+1 gravity containing an Immirzi like parameter, we derive the modified laws of black hole mechanics using the formalism of weak isolated horizons. Definitions of horizon mass and angular momentum emerge naturally in this framework. We further go on to analyze the asymptotic symmetries, as first discussed by Brown and Henneaux, and analyze their implications in a completely covariant phase space framework.

Rudranil Basu; Ayan Chatterjee

2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

127

Extremal Horizons with Reduced Symmetry: Hyperscaling Violation, Stripes, and a Classification for the Homogeneous Case  

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Classifying the zero-temperature ground states of quantum field theories with finite charge density is a very interesting problem. Via holography, this problem is mapped to the classification of extremal charged black brane geometries with anti-de Sitter asymptotics. In a recent paper [1], we proposed a Bianchi classification of the extremal near-horizon geometries in five dimensions, in the case where they are homogeneous but, in general, anisotropic. Here, we extend our study in two directions: we show that Bianchi attractors can lead to new phases, and generalize the classification of homogeneous phases in a way suggested by holography. In the first direction, we show that hyperscaling violation can naturally be incorporated into the Bianchi horizons. We also find analytical examples of "striped" horizons. In the second direction, we propose a more complete classification of homogeneous horizon geometries where the natural mathematics involves real four-algebras with three dimensional sub-algebras. This gives rise to a richer set of possible near-horizon geometries, where the holographic radial direction is non-trivially intertwined with field theory spatial coordinates. We find examples of several of the new types in systems consisting of reasonably simple matter sectors coupled to gravity, while arguing that others are forbidden by the Null Energy Condition. Extremal horizons in four dimensions governed by three-algebras or four-algebras are also discussed.

Norihiro Iizuka; Shamit Kachru; Nilay Kundu; Prithvi Narayan; Nilanjan Sircar; Sandip P. Trivedi; Huajia Wang

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

128

Gibbs Paradox and Similarity Principle  

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As no heat effect and mechanical work are observed, we have a simple experimental resolution of the Gibbs paradox: both the thermodynamic entropy of mixing and the Gibbs free energy change are zero during the formation of any ideal mixtures. Information loss is the driving force of these spontaneous processes. Information is defined as the amount of the compressed data. Information losses due to dynamic motion and static symmetric structure formation are defined as two kinds of entropies - dynamic entropy and static entropy, respectively. There are three laws of information theory, where the first and the second laws are analogs of the two thermodynamic laws. However, the third law of information theory is different: for a solid structure of perfect symmetry (e.g., a perfect crystal), the entropy (static entropy for solid state) S is the maximum. More generally, a similarity principle is set up: if all the other conditions remain constant, the higher the similarity among the components is, the higher the value of entropy of the mixture (for fluid phases) or the assemblage (for a static structure or a system of condensed phases) or any other structure (such as quantum states in quantum mechanics) will be, the more stable the mixture or the assemblage will be, and the more spontaneous the process leading to such a mixture or an assemblage or a chemical bond will be.

Shu-Kun Lin

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

129

Nuclear multifragmentation and fission: similarity and differences  

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Thermal multifragmentation of hot nuclei is interpreted as the nuclear liquidfog phase transition deep inside the spinodal region. The experimental data for p(8.1GeV) + Au collisions are analyzed. It is concluded that the decay process of hot nuclei is characterized by two size parameters: transition state and freeze-out volumes. The similarity between dynamics of fragmentation and ordinary fission is discussed. The IMF emission time is related to the mean rupture time at the multi-scission point, which corresponds to the kinetic freeze-out configuration. 1

V. Karnaukhov; H. Oeschler; S. Avdeyev; V. Rodionov; V. Kirakosyan; A. Simonenko; P. Rukoyatkin; A. Budzanowski; W. Karcz; I. Skwirczynska; B. Czech; L. Chulkov; E. Kuzmin; E. Norbeck; A. Botvina

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Nuclear multifragmentation and fission: similarity and differences  

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Thermal multifragmentation of hot nuclei is interpreted as the nuclear liquid--fog phase transition deep inside the spinodal region. The experimental data for p(8.1GeV) + Au collisions are analyzed. It is concluded that the decay process of hot nuclei is characterized by two size parameters: transition state and freeze-out volumes. The similarity between dynamics of fragmentation and ordinary fission is discussed. The IMF emission time is related to the mean rupture time at the multi-scission point, which corresponds to the kinetic freeze-out configuration.

V. Karnaukhov; H. Oeschler; S. Avdeyev; V. Rodionov; V. Kirakosyan; A. Simonenko; P. Rukoyatkin; A. Budzanowski; W. Karcz; I. Skwirczynska; B. Czech; L. Chulkov; E. Kuzmin; E. Norbeck; A. Botvina

2006-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

131

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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.

132

Thermodynamics of interacting holographic dark energy with apparent horizon as an IR cutoff  

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As soon as an interaction between holographic dark energy and dark matter is taken into account, the identification of IR cutoff with Hubble radius $H^{-1}$, in flat universe, can simultaneously drive accelerated expansion and solve the coincidence problem. Based on this, we demonstrate that in a non-flat universe the natural choice for IR cutoff could be the apparent horizon radius, $\\tilde{r}_A={1}/{\\sqrt{H^2+k/a^2}}$. We show that any interaction of dark matter with holographic dark energy, whose infrared cutoff is set by the apparent horizon radius, implies an accelerated expansion and a constant ratio of the energy densities of both components thus solving the coincidence problem. We also verify that for a universe filled with dark energy and dark matter the Friedmann equation can be written in the form of the modified first law of thermodynamics, $dE=T_hdS_h+WdV$, at apparent horizon. In addition, the generalized second law of thermodynamics is fulfilled in a region enclosed by the apparent horizon. These results hold regardless of the specific form of dark energy and interaction term. Our study might reveal that in an accelerating universe with spatial curvature, the apparent horizon is a physical boundary from the thermodynamical point of view.

Ahmad Sheykhi

2009-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

133

Self-similarity in financial markets: A fractionally integrated approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study discussed the self-similar processes using the fractionally integrated methodology in three selected global financial equity markets. Under the heavy-tailed assumption, the symmetric and asymmetric fractionally integrated time varying volatility ... Keywords: Econophysics, Financial time series, Fractionally integrated model, Long memory process, Self-similarity

Chin Wen Cheong

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

A note on the quantization of a multi-horizon black hole  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the quasinormal spectrum of a charged scalar field in the (charged) Reissner-Nordstrom spacetime, which has two horizons. The spectrum is characterized by two distinct families of asymptotic resonances. We suggest and demonstrate the according to Bohr's correspondence principle and in agreement with the Bekenstein-Mukhanov quantization scheme, one of these resonances corresponds to a fundamental change of Delta A=4hbar ln2 in the surface area of the black-hole outer horizon. The second asymptotic resonance is associated with a fundamental change of Delta Atot=4hbar ln3 in the total area of the black hole (in the sum of the surface areas of the inner and outer horizons), in accordance with a suggestion of Makela and Repo.

Hod, Shahar

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

A note on the quantization of a multi-horizon black hole  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the quasinormal spectrum of a charged scalar field in the (charged) Reissner-Nordstrom spacetime, which has two horizons. The spectrum is characterized by two distinct families of asymptotic resonances. We suggest and demonstrate the according to Bohr's correspondence principle and in agreement with the Bekenstein-Mukhanov quantization scheme, one of these resonances corresponds to a fundamental change of Delta A=4hbar ln2 in the surface area of the black-hole outer horizon. The second asymptotic resonance is associated with a fundamental change of Delta Atot=4hbar ln3 in the total area of the black hole (in the sum of the surface areas of the inner and outer horizons), in accordance with a suggestion of Makela and Repo.

Shahar Hod

2007-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

136

Approximate Dynamic Programming for a Class of Long-Horizon ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

time period) and, in so doing, collecting information about how to produce better solutions. Our main ... perspective, the model considered in this paper can aid in the analysis of supply chain design decisions for .... the spot market using short-

137

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- 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.

138

Tracking Hurricane Claudette with the U.S. Air Force Over-the-Horizon Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hurricane Claudette was successfully tracked for three days using the 2-s (7 m) surface wave direction field mapped by the U.S. Air Force OTH-B over-the-horizon radar 2400 km away on the coast of Maine. Inflow and fine structure of the surface ...

T. M. Georges; J. A. Harlan; L. R. Meyer; R. G. Peer

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

New insights into microbial responses to oil spills from the Deepwater Horizon incident  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On April 20, 2010, a catastrophic eruption of methane caused the Deepwater Horizon exploratory drill rig drilling the Macondo Well in Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (MC252) to explode. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecendeted for several reasons: the volume of oil released; the spill duration; the well depth; the distance from the shore-line (77 km or about 50 miles); the type of oil (light crude); and the injection of dispersant directly at the wellhead. This study clearly demonstrated that there was a profound and significant response by certain members of the in situ microbial community in the deep-sea in the Gulf of Mexico. In particular putative hydrocarbon degrading Bacteria appeared to bloom in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even though the temperature at these depths is never >5 C. As the plume aged the shifts in the microbial community on a temporal scale suggested that different, yet metabolically important members of the community were able to respond to a myriad of plume constituents, e.g. shifting from propane/ethane to alkanes and finally to methane. Thus, the biodegradation of hydrocarbons in the plume by Bacteria was a highly significant process in the natural attenuation of many compounds released during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Mason, O.U.; Hazen, T.C.

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

140

Application of Over-the-Horizon Radar Observations to Synoptic and Mesoanalysis over the Atlantic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over-the-horizon (OTH) radar observations of surface wind direction offer a high-resolution (15 km) resource for synoptic and mesoscale wind field analysis. With horizontal resolution at the lower end of the mesoscale and areal coverage in the ...

G. S. Young; J. A. Harlan; T. M. Georges

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Scalar-tetradic theory A: The Birkhoff theorem: Horizons and singularities  

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In a recent paper a unique solution of the field equations of theory A, describing the outer field of the sun, has been obtained for each value of the coupling constant W. Here, this solution is studied in detail for any possible value of W (horizons, singularities,. . .) and the Birkhoff theorem is proved in the framework of theory A.

Saez, D.; Arnau, J.V.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Estimating Surface Oil Extent from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill using ASCAT Backscatter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Estimating Surface Oil Extent from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill using ASCAT Backscatter Richard Provo, UT 84602 Abstract--The damping effects of oil on capillary ocean waves alter the backscattered backscatter from the ocean surface uncontaminated by surface oil. Large differences between expected

Long, David G.

143

Areas of the Event Horizon and Stationary Limit Surface for a Kerr Black Hole  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present an elementary evaluation of the surface areas of the event horizon and stationary limit surface for an uncharged Kerr black hole. The latter appears not to have been previously given in the literature, and permits us to suggest new geometrical / physical interpretations of these areas.

Pickett, C A

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Blue Horizons Study Assesses Future Capabilities and Technologies for the United States Air Force  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the Blue Horizons study was to determine the capabilities and technologies in which the United States Air Force would need to invest to maintain dominant air, space, and cyberspace capabilities in the year 2030. The study used two methodologies, ... Keywords: decision analysis, defense, multiple criteria, research and development, scenarios, technology, uncertainty

John P. Geis; Gregory S. Parnell; Harry Newton; Terry Bresnick

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.S. Gulf of Mexico is a hub of oil and gas exploration activities that historically have impacted and impede recovery of the system. There are over 3,000 active oil & gas production platforms in U.S. OuterDisturbance and Recovery of Salt Marsh Arthropod Communities following BP Deepwater Horizon Oil

Pennings, Steven C.

146

A novel approach for measuring hyperspectral similarity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hyperspectral measures are used to capture the degree of similarity between two spectra. Spectral angle mapper (SAM) is an example of such measures. SAM similarity values range from 0 to 1. These values do not indicate whether the two spectra are similar ... Keywords: Adaptive similarity threshold, Hyperspectral measures, Support vector machine

Abdulrahman Galal; Hesham Hassan; Ibrahim F. Imam

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

NASA's New Horizons Mission to the Planet Pluto  

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of a distant star. Its light slowly dims, revealing Pluto's radius and its atmosphere. Time[sec] Fluxfrom exploration requires a close-up visit #12;Why go to Pluto? · It's ancient: Exploring Pluto tells us what of bodies in the outer Solar System, and distant Solar Systems. #12;A Spacecraft to Pluto In 2001, NASA

Throop, Henry

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Self-Similarity in General Relativity \\endtitle  

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The different kinds of self-similarity in general relativity are discussed, with special emphasis on similarity of the ``first'' kind, corresponding to spacetimes admitting a homothetic vector. We then survey the various classes of self-similar solutions to Einstein's field equations and the different mathematical approaches used in studying them. We focus mainly on spatially homogenous and spherically symmetric self-similar solutions, emphasizing their possible roles as asymptotic states for more general models. Perfect fluid spherically symmetric similarity solutions have recently been completely classified, and we discuss various astrophysical and cosmological applications of such solutions. Finally we consider more general types of self-similar models.

B. J. Carr; A. A. Coley

1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

149

Directional distributional similarity for lexical inference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributional word similarity is most commonly perceived as a symmetric relation. Yet, directional relations are abundant in lexical semantics and in many Natural Language Processing (NLP) settings that require lexical inference, making symmetric similarity ...

Lili Kotlerman; Ido Dagan; Idan Szpektor; Maayan Zhitomirsky-geffet

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Spherical collapse of a heat conducting fluid in higher dimensions without horizon  

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We consider a scenario where the interior spacetime,described by a heat conducting fluid sphere is matched to a Vaidya metric in higher dimensions.Interestingly we get a class of solutions, where following heat radiation the boundary surface collapses without the appearance of an event horizon at any stage and this happens with reasonable properties of matter field.The non-occurrence of a horizon is due to the fact that the rate of mass loss exactly counterbalanced by the fall of boundary radius.Evidently this poses a counter example to the so-called cosmic censorship hypothesis.Two explicit examples of this class of solutions are also given and it is observed that the rate of collapse is delayed with the introduction of extra dimensions.The work extends to higher dimensions our previous investigation in 4D.

A. banerjee; S. Chatterjee

2004-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

154

Spherical collapse of a heat conducting fluid in higher dimensions without horizon  

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We consider a scenario where the interior spacetime,described by a heat conducting fluid sphere is matched to a Vaidya metric in higher dimensions.Interestingly we get a class of solutions, where following heat radiation the boundary surface collapses without the appearance of an event horizon at any stage and this happens with reasonable properties of matter field.The non-occurrence of a horizon is due to the fact that the rate of mass loss exactly counterbalanced by the fall of boundary radius.Evidently this poses a counter example to the so-called cosmic censorship hypothesis.Two explicit examples of this class of solutions are also given and it is observed that the rate of collapse is delayed with the introduction of extra dimensions.The work extends to higher dimensions our previous investigation in 4D.

Banerjee, A

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Ralph: A Visible/Infrared Imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission  

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The New Horizons instrument named Ralph is a visible/near infrared multi-spectral imager and a short wavelength infrared spectral imager. It is one of the core instruments on New Horizons, NASA's first mission to the Pluto/Charon system and the Kuiper Belt. Ralph combines panchromatic and color imaging capabilities with IR imaging spectroscopy. Its primary purpose is to map the surface geology and composition of these objects, but it will also be used for atmospheric studies and to map the surface temperature. It is a compact, low-mass (10.5 kg), power efficient (7.1 W peak), and robust instrument with good sensitivity and excellent imaging characteristics. Other than a door opened once in flight, it has no moving parts. These characteristics and its high degree of redundancy make Ralph ideally suited to this long-duration flyby reconnaissance mission.

Reuter, Dennis C; Scherrer, John; Jennings, Donald E; Baer, James; Hanley, John; Hardaway, Lisa; Lunsford, Allen; McMuldroch, Stuart; Moore, Jeffrey; Olkin, Cathy; Parizek, Robert; Reitsma, Harold; Sabatke, Derek; Spencer, John; Stone, John; Throop, Henry; Van Cleve, Jeffrey; Weigle, Gerald E; Young, Leslie A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Ralph: A Visible/Infrared Imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission  

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The New Horizons instrument named Ralph is a visible/near infrared multi-spectral imager and a short wavelength infrared spectral imager. It is one of the core instruments on New Horizons, NASA's first mission to the Pluto/Charon system and the Kuiper Belt. Ralph combines panchromatic and color imaging capabilities with IR imaging spectroscopy. Its primary purpose is to map the surface geology and composition of these objects, but it will also be used for atmospheric studies and to map the surface temperature. It is a compact, low-mass (10.5 kg), power efficient (7.1 W peak), and robust instrument with good sensitivity and excellent imaging characteristics. Other than a door opened once in flight, it has no moving parts. These characteristics and its high degree of redundancy make Ralph ideally suited to this long-duration flyby reconnaissance mission.

Dennis C. Reuter; S. Alan Stern; John Scherrer; Donald E. Jennings; James Baer; John Hanley; Lisa Hardaway; Allen Lunsford; Stuart McMuldroch; Jeffrey Moore; Cathy Olkin; Robert Parizek; Harold Reitsma; Derek Sabatke; John Spencer; John Stone; Henry Throop; Jeffrey Van Cleve; Gerald E. Weigle; Leslie A. Young

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

157

Vibration Testing of the Pluto/New Horizons Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator  

SciTech Connect

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

158

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

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in seminars at Exeter University, Birkbeck College London, Yale, the Boston Fed, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, and the 1997 Royal Economic Society and Money, Macro and Finance Conferences. 1I INTRODUCTION Empirical evidence presented... 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

159

ALICE: The Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph aboard the New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission  

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The New Horizons ALICE instrument is a lightweight (4.4 kg), low-power (4.4 Watt) imaging spectrograph aboard the New Horizons mission to Pluto/Charon and the Kuiper Belt. Its primary job is to determine the relative abundances of various species in Pluto's atmosphere. ALICE will also be used to search for an atmosphere around Pluto's moon, Charon, as well as the Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) that New Horizons hopes to fly by after Pluto-Charon, and it will make UV surface reflectivity measurements of all of these bodies as well. The instrument incorporates an off-axis telescope feeding a Rowland-circle spectrograph with a 520-1870 angstroms spectral passband, a spectral point spread function of 3-6 angstroms FWHM, and an instantaneous spatial field-of-view that is 6 degrees long. Different input apertures that feed the telescope allow for both airglow and solar occultation observations during the mission. The focal plane detector is an imaging microchannel plate (MCP) double delay-line detector with dual solar-blind opaque photocathodes (KBr and CsI) and a focal surface that matches the instrument's 15-cm diameter Rowland-circle. In what follows, we describe the instrument in greater detail, including descriptions of its ground calibration and initial in flight performance.

S. Alan Stern; David C. Slater; John Scherrer; John Stone; Greg Dirks; Maarten Versteeg; Michael Davis; G. R. Gladstone; Joel Wm. Parker; Leslie A. Young; O. H. W. Siegmund

2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ALICE: The Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph aboard the New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission  

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The New Horizons ALICE instrument is a lightweight (4.4 kg), low-power (4.4 Watt) imaging spectrograph aboard the New Horizons mission to Pluto/Charon and the Kuiper Belt. Its primary job is to determine the relative abundances of various species in Pluto's atmosphere. ALICE will also be used to search for an atmosphere around Pluto's moon, Charon, as well as the Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) that New Horizons hopes to fly by after Pluto-Charon, and it will make UV surface reflectivity measurements of all of these bodies as well. The instrument incorporates an off-axis telescope feeding a Rowland-circle spectrograph with a 520-1870 angstroms spectral passband, a spectral point spread function of 3-6 angstroms FWHM, and an instantaneous spatial field-of-view that is 6 degrees long. Different input apertures that feed the telescope allow for both airglow and solar occultation observations during the mission. The focal plane detector is an imaging microchannel plate (MCP) double delay-line detector with dual solar-...

Stern, S Alan; Scherrer, John; Stone, John; Dirks, Greg; Versteeg, Maarten; Davis, Michael; Gladstone, G R; Parker, Joel Wm; Young, Leslie A; Siegmund, O H W

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator (PI) Conference Sponsored Ballroom · Oil/dispersant - extent and fate Tom Ryerson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · Oil/dispersant - impacts and mitigation in coastal

Meyers, Steven D.

162

Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies with Random Demand and Fixed Ordering Cost: the Infinite Horizon Case  

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We analyze an infinite horizon, single product, periodic review model in which pricing and production/inventory decisions are made simultaneously. Demands in different periods are identically distributed random variables ...

Chen, Xin

163

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

2002-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

164

Exploring the Similarities between Potential Smoothing and  

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Exploring the Similarities between Potential Smoothing and Simulated Annealing REECE K. HART,1 between spatially distant regions will require large-scale conformational rearrangements, whereas small in spa- tially "distant" and distinct conformational states may, in fact, be similar, but the energy

Ponder, Jay

165

Perspectives on effectively constraining the location of a massive trans-Plutonian obejct with the New Horizons spacecraft: a sensitivity analysis  

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The radio tracking apparatus of the New Horizons spacecraft, currently traveling to the Pluto system where its arrival is scheduled for July 2015, should be able to reach an accuracy of 10 m (range) and 0.1 mm s^-1 (range-rate) over distances up to 50 au. This should allow to effectively constrain the location of a putative trans-Plutonian massive object, dubbed Planet X (PX) hereafter, whose existence has recently been postulated for a variety of reasons connected with, e.g., the architecture of the Kuiper belt and the cometary flux from the Oort cloud. Traditional scenarios involve a rock-ice planetoid with mX = 0.7mE at some 100 - 200 au, or a Jovian body with mX = 5mJ at about 10,000 - 20,000 au; as a result of our preliminary sensitivity analysis, they should be detectable by New Horizons since they would impact its range at a km level or so over a time span six years long. Conversely, range residuals statistically compatible with zero having an amplitude of 10 m would imply that PX, if it exists, could ...

Iorio, Lorenzo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Spherically symmetric self-similar solutions and their astrophysical and cosmological applications  

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We discuss spherically symmetric perfect fluid solutions of Einstein's equations which have equation of state ($p=\\alpha \\mu$) and which are self-similar in the sense that all dimensionless variables depend only upon $z\\equiv r/t$. For each value of $\\alpha$, such solutions are described by two parameters and have now been completely classified. There is a 1-parameter family of solutions asymptotic to the flat Friedmann model at large values of z. These represent either black holes or density perturbations which grow as fast as the particle horizon; the underdense solutions may be relevant to the existence of large-scale cosmic voids. There is also a 1-parameter family of solutions asymptotic to a self-similar Kantowski-Sachs model at large z. These are probably only physically realistic for $-11/5$, there is a family of solutions which are asymptotically Minkowski. These asymptote either to infinite z, in which case they are described by one parameter, or to a finite value of z, in which case they are described by two parameters and this includes the ``critical'' solution for $\\alpha >0.28$. We discuss the stability of spherically symmetric similarity solutions to more general (non-self-similar) spherically symmetric perturbations.

B. J. Carr

2000-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

167

DOE's Portal to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Data  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

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.

168

Horizon effects for surface waves in wave channels and circular jumps  

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Surface waves in classical fluids experience a rich array of black/white hole horizon effects. The dispersion relation depends on the characteristics of the fluid (in our case, water and silicon oil) as well as on the fluid depth and the wavelength regime. In some cases, it can be tuned to obtain a relativistic regime plus high-frequency dispersive effects. We discuss two types of ongoing analogue white-hole experiments: deep water waves propagating against a counter-current in a wave channel and shallow waves on a circular hydraulic jump.

Jannes, Gil; Chaline, Jennifer; Massa, Philippe; Mathis, Christian; Rousseaux, Germain

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Computation of the constrained infinite time linear quadratic regulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an efficient algorithm for computing the solution to the constrained infinite-time, linear quadratic regulator (CLQR) problem for discrete time systems. The algorithm combines multi-parametric quadratic programming with reachability ... Keywords: Constrained infinite horizon control, Invariant Set, Linear quadratic regulator, Model predictive control

Pascal Grieder; Francesco Borrelli; Fabio Torrisi; Manfred Morari

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

The C-metric as a colliding plane wave space-time  

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It is explicitly shown that part of the C-metric space-time inside the black hole horizon may be interpreted as the interaction region of two colliding plane waves with aligned linear polarization, provided the rotational coordinate is replaced by a linear one. This is a one-parameter generalization of the degenerate Ferrari-Ibanez solution in which the focussing singularity is a Cauchy horizon rather than a curvature singularity.

J. B. Griffiths; R. G. Halburd

2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

171

Radiation Hydrodynamics in Kerr Spacetime: Equations without Coordinate Singularity at the Event Horizon  

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Equations of fully general relativistic radiation hydrodynamics around a rotating black hole are derived by using the Kerr-Schild coordinate where there is no coordinate singularity at the event horizon. Since the radiation interacts with matter moving with relativistic velocities near the event horizon, the interplay between the radiation and the matter should be described fully relativistically. In the formalism used in this study, while the interactions between matter and radiation are introduced in the comoving frame, the equations and the equations and the derivatives for the description of the global evolution of both matter and the radiation are given in the Kerr-Schild frame (KSF) which is a frame fixed to the coordinate describing the central black hole. As a frame fixed to the coordinate, we use the locally non-rotating reference frame (LNRF) representing a radially falling frame when the Kerr-Schild coordinate is used. Around the rotating black hole, both the matter and the radiation are affected by the frame-dragging effects.

Rohta Takahashi

2007-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

172

Quantum backreaction of massive fields and self-consistent semiclassical extreme black holes and acceleration horizons  

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We consider the effect of backreaction of quantized massive fields on the metric of extreme black holes (EBH). We find the analytical approximate expression for the stress-energy tensor for a scalar (with an arbitrary coupling), spinor and vector fields near an event horizon. We show that, independent of a concrete type of EBH, the energy measured by a freely falling observer is finite on the horizon, so that quantum backreaction is consistent with the existence of EBH. For the Reissner-Nordstrom EBH with a total mass M_{tot} and charge Q we show that for all cases of physical interest M_{tot}< Q. We also discuss different types of quantum-corrected Bertotti-Robinson spacetimes, find for them exact self-consistent solutions and consider situations in which tiny quantum corrections lead to the qualitative change of the classical geometry and topology. In all cases one should start not from a classical background with further adding quantum corrections but from the quantum-corrected self-consistent geometries from the very beginning.

J. Matyjasek; O. B. Zaslavskii

2001-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

173

Assembly and Testing of a Radioisotope Power System for the New Horizons Spacecraft  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently fueled and assembled a radioisotope power system (RPS) that was used upon the New Horizons spacecraft which was launched in January 2006. New Horizons is the first mission to the last planet - the initial reconnaissance of Pluto-Charon and the Kuiper Belt, exploring the mysterious worlds at the edge of our solar system. The RPS otherwise known as a "space battery" converts thermal heat into electrical energy. The thermal heat source contains plutonium dioxide in the form of ceramic pellets encapsulated in iridium metal. The space battery was assembled in a new facility at the Idaho National Laboratory site near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The new facility has all the fueling and testing capabilities including the following: the ability to handle all the shipping containers currently certified to ship Pu-238, the ability to fuel a variety of RPS designs, the ability to perform vibrational testing to simulate transportation and launch environments, welding systems, a center of mass determination device, and various other support systems.

Kenneth E. Rosenberg; Stephen G. Johnson

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

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

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NASA's New Horizons (NH) Pluto-Kuiper belt (PKB) mission was launched on 19 January 2006 on a Jupiter Gravity Assist (JGA) trajectory toward the Pluto system for a 14 July 2015 closest approach; Jupiter closest approach occurred on 28 February 2007. It was competitively selected by NASA for development on 29 November 2001. New Horizons is the first mission to the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt; and will complete the reconnaissance of the classical planets. The ~400 kg spacecraft carries seven scientific instruments, including imagers, spectrometers, radio science, a plasma and particles suite, and a dust counter built by university students. NH will study the Pluto system over a 5-month period beginning in early 2015. Following Pluto, NH will go on to reconnoiter one or two 30-50 kilometer diameter Kuiper belt Objects (KBOs), if NASA approves an extended mission. If successful, NH will represent a watershed development in the scientific exploration of a new class of bodies in the solar system - dwarf planet...

Stern, S Alan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NASA's New Horizons (NH) Pluto-Kuiper belt (PKB) mission was launched on 19 January 2006 on a Jupiter Gravity Assist (JGA) trajectory toward the Pluto system for a 14 July 2015 closest approach; Jupiter closest approach occurred on 28 February 2007. It was competitively selected by NASA for development on 29 November 2001. New Horizons is the first mission to the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt; and will complete the reconnaissance of the classical planets. The ~400 kg spacecraft carries seven scientific instruments, including imagers, spectrometers, radio science, a plasma and particles suite, and a dust counter built by university students. NH will study the Pluto system over a 5-month period beginning in early 2015. Following Pluto, NH will go on to reconnoiter one or two 30-50 kilometer diameter Kuiper belt Objects (KBOs), if NASA approves an extended mission. If successful, NH will represent a watershed development in the scientific exploration of a new class of bodies in the solar system - dwarf planets, of worlds with exotic volatiles on their surfaces, of rapidly (possibly hydrodynamically) escaping atmospheres, and of giant impact derived satellite systems. It will also provide the first dust density measurements beyond 18 AU, cratering records that shed light on both the ancient and present-day KB impactor population down to tens of meters, and a key comparator to the puzzlingly active, former dwarf planet (now satellite of Neptune) called Triton, which is as large as Eris and Pluto.

S. Alan Stern

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

176

Modeling the horizon-absorbed gravitational flux for equatorial-circular orbits in Kerr spacetime  

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We propose an improved analytical model for the horizon-absorbed gravitational-wave energy flux of a small body in circular orbit in the equatorial plane of a Kerr black hole. Post-Newtonian (PN) theory provides an analytical description of the multipolar components of the absorption flux through Taylor expansions in the orbital frequency. Building on previous work, we construct a mode-by-mode factorization of the absorbed flux whose Taylor expansion agrees with current PN results. This factorized form significantly improves the agreement with numerical results obtained with a frequency-domain Teukolsky code, which evolves through a sequence of circular orbits up to the photon orbit. We perform the comparison between model and numerical data for dimensionless Kerr spins $-0.99 \\leq q \\leq 0.99$ and for frequencies up to the light ring of the Kerr black hole. Our proposed model enforces the presence of a zero in the flux at an orbital frequency equal to the frequency of the horizon, as predicted by perturbation theory. It also reproduces the expected divergence of the flux close to the light ring. Neither of these features are captured by the Taylor-expanded PN flux. Our proposed absorption flux can also help improve models for the inspiral, merger, ringdown of small mass-ratio binary systems.

Andrea Taracchini; Alessandra Buonanno; Scott A. Hughes; Gaurav Khanna

2013-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

177

Function Annotation for Pseudoknot Using Structure Similarity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many raw biological sequence data have been generated by the human genome project and related efforts. The understanding of structural information encoded by biological sequences is important to acquire knowledge of their biochemical functions but remains ... Keywords: Pseudoknot, function, stem, loop, similarity, distance, structure.

Qingfeng Chen; Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Mean field approach for tracking similar objects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we consider the problem of tracking similar objects. We show how a mean field approach can be used to deal with interacting targets and we compare it with Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Two mean field implementations are presented. The ... Keywords: Kalman filter, Mean field, Multi-target tracking, Particle filter

C. Medrano; J. E. Herrero; J. Martnez; C. Orrite

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

A self-similar dynamics in viscous spheres  

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We study the evolution of radiating and viscous fluid spheres assuming an additional homothetic symmetry on the spherically simmetric space--time. We match a very simple solution to the symmetry equations with the exterior one (Vaidya). We then obtain a system of two ordinary differential equations which rule the dynamics, and find a self--similar collapse which is shear--free and with a barotropic equation of state. Considering a huge set of initial self--similar dynamics states, we work out a model with an acceptable physical behavior.

W. Barreto; J. Ovalle; B. Rodriguez

2005-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

180

On the possible long-term fate of oil released in the deepwater horizon incident: estimated by ensembles of dye release simulations  

SciTech Connect

We have conducted an ensemble of 20 simulations using a high-resolution global ocean model in which dye was continuously injected at the site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig for two months. We then extended these simulations for another four months to track the dispersal of the dye in the model. We have also performed five simulations in which dye was continuously injected at the site of the spill for four months and then run out to one year from the initial spill date. The experiments can elucidate the time and space scales of dispersal of polluted waters and also give a quantitative estimate of dilution rate, ignoring any sink terms such as chemical or biological degradation.

Maltrud, Mathew E.; Peacock, Synte L.; Visbeck, Martin

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest and largest offshore spill in U.S. history and its impacts on marine ecosystems are largely unknown. Here, we showed that the microbial community functional composition and structure were dramatically altered in a deep-sea oil plume resulting from the spill. A variety of metabolic genes involved in both aerobic and anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation were highly enriched in the plume compared to outside the plume, indicating a great potential for intrinsic bioremediation or natural attenuation in the deep-sea. Various other microbial functional genes relevant to carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and iron cycling, metal resistance, and bacteriophage replication were also enriched in the plume. Together, these results suggest that the indigenous marine microbial communities could play a significant role in biodegradation of oil spills in deep-sea environments.

Lu, Z.; Deng, Y.; Nostrand, J.D. Van; He, Z.; Voordeckers, J.; Zhou, A.; Lee, Y.-J.; Mason, O.U.; Dubinsky, E.; Chavarria, K.; Tom, L.; Fortney, J.; Lamendella, R.; Jansson, J.K.; D?haeseleer, P.; Hazen, T.C.; Zhou, J.

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

182

Coal rank distribution within the Bluesky-Gething stratigraphic horizon of Northeast B.C  

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The top of the Gething Formation is one of the more important formational picks routinely performed by the oil and gas industry during their exploratory and development drilling as this horizon is very c:ontinuous through northeastern British Columbia and much of northern Alberta. The name Bluesky is given to the rock unit which occupies this stratigraphic level, namely a sandstone-conglomerate unit of marine origin which separates the continental coal measures of the Gething Formation from thc overlying marine shales of the Moosebar Formation (see Fig. 32). The Bluesky is commonly glauconitic.and has a variable thickness (0 to 50 metres1 over relatively short distances and most likely represents shoreline deposition of the rapidly transgressing Clearwater Sea from the north. The Bluesky-Gething is an important petroleum producer in the Fort St. John area. MOOSEBAR FM

R. H. Karst; G. V. White; Gethlng Fm

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LA-UR-07-7264 New Horizons and the Onset of the Pioneer Anomaly  

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Analysis of the radio tracking data from the Pioneer 10/11 spacecraft at distances between about 20- 70 AU from the Sun has indicated the presence of an unmodeled, small, constant, Doppler blue shift which can be interpreted as a constant acceleration of aP = (8.74 1.33) 10 ?8 cm/s 2 directed approximately towards the Sun. In addition, there is early (roughly modeled) data from as close in as 5 AU which indicates there may have been an onset of the anomaly near Saturn. We observe that the data now arriving from the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt could allow a relatively easy, direct experimental test of whether this onset is associated with distance from the Sun (being, for example, an effect of drag on dark matter). We strongly urge that this test be done.

Michael Martin Nieto

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploiting Data Similarity to Reduce Memory Footprints  

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Memory size has long limited large-scale applications on high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Since compute nodes frequently do not have swap space, physical memory often limits problem sizes. Increasing core counts per chip and power density constraints, which limit the number of DIMMs per node, have exacerbated this problem. Further, DRAM constitutes a significant portion of overall HPC system cost. Therefore, instead of adding more DRAM to the nodes, mechanisms to manage memory usage more efficiently - preferably transparently - could increase effective DRAM capacity and thus the benefit of multicore nodes for HPC systems. MPI application processes often exhibit significant data similarity. These data regions occupy multiple physical locations across the individual rank processes within a multicore node and thus offer a potential savings in memory capacity. These regions, primarily residing in heap, are dynamic, which makes them difficult to manage statically. Our novel memory allocation library, SBLLmalloc, automatically identifies identical memory blocks and merges them into a single copy. SBLLmalloc does not require application or OS changes since we implement it as a user-level library. Overall, we demonstrate that SBLLmalloc reduces the memory footprint of a range of MPI applications by 32.03% on average and up to 60.87%. Further, SBLLmalloc supports problem sizes for IRS over 21.36% larger than using standard memory management techniques, thus significantly increasing effective system size. Similarly, SBLLmalloc requires 43.75% fewer nodes than standard memory management techniques to solve an AMG problem.

Biswas, S; de Supinski, B R; Schulz, M; Franklin, D; Sherwood, T; Chong, F T

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2011 HM102: Discovery of a High-Inclination L5 Neptune Trojan in the Search for a post-Pluto New Horizons Target  

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We present the discovery of a long-term stable L5 (trailing) Neptune Trojan in data acquired to search for candidate Trans-Neptunian objects for the New Horizons spacecraft to fly by during an extended post-Pluto mission. This Neptune Trojan, 2011 HM102, has the highest inclination (29.4 degrees) of any known member of this population. It is intrinsically brighter than any single L5 Jupiter Trojan at H_V ~ 8.18. We have determined its gri colors (a first for any L5 Neptune Trojan), which we find to be similar to the moderately red colors of the L4 Neptune Trojans, indicating similar surface properties for members of both Trojan clouds. We also present colors derived from archival data for two L4 Neptune Trojans (2006 RJ103 and 2007 VL305), better refining the overall color distribution of the population. In this document we describe the discovery circumstances, our physical characterization of 2011 HM102, and this object's implications for the Neptune Trojan population overall. Finally, we discuss the prospec...

Parker, Alex H; Osip, David J; Gwyn, Stephen D J; Holman, Matthew J; Borncamp, David M; Spencer, John R; Benecchi, Susan D; Binzel, Richard P; DeMeo, Francesca E; Fabbro, Sebastian; Fuentes, Cesar I; Gay, Pamela L; Kavelaars, J J; McLeod, Brian A; Petit, Jean-Marc; Sheppard, Scott S; Stern, S Alan; Tholen, David J; Trilling, David E; Ragozzine, Darin A; Wasserman, Lawrence H; Hunters, the Ice

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A MICROGRID WITH PLUG-IN VEHICLES: ERROR MODELING AND THE ROLE OF PREDICTION HORIZON  

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typically covers a small geographic area and contains both loads and localized energy generation and storage, and the con- trol is optimized for minimum generator fuel usage. A variety of horizons and levels in increased use of battery storage, this does not necessarily pro- duce significant decreases in fuel usage

Papalambros, Panos

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An Opportunity for Long-Distance Oceanographic and Meteorological Monitoring Using Over-the-Horizon Defense Radars  

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Ocean-monitoring tasks can be added to military over-the-horizon radars at modest incremental cost. A surface-wind-direction analysis for the Caribbean made with a U.S. Navy radar illustrates one capability of such a system. Surface wind speed ...

T. M. Georges; G. D. Thome

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perspectives on effectively constraining the location of a massive trans-Plutonian obejct with the New Horizons spacecraft: a sensitivity analysis  

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The radio tracking apparatus of the New Horizons spacecraft, currently traveling to the Pluto system where its arrival is scheduled for July 2015, should be able to reach an accuracy of 10 m (range) and 0.1 mm s^-1 (range-rate) over distances up to 50 au. This should allow to effectively constrain the location of a putative trans-Plutonian massive object, dubbed Planet X (PX) hereafter, whose existence has recently been postulated for a variety of reasons connected with, e.g., the architecture of the Kuiper belt and the cometary flux from the Oort cloud. Traditional scenarios involve a rock-ice planetoid with mX = 0.7mE at some 100 - 200 au, or a Jovian body with mX = 5mJ at about 10,000 - 20,000 au; as a result of our preliminary sensitivity analysis, they should be detectable by New Horizons since they would impact its range at a km level or so over a time span six years long. Conversely, range residuals statistically compatible with zero having an amplitude of 10 m would imply that PX, if it exists, could not be located at less than about 4,500 au (mX = 0.7mE) or 60,000 au (mX = 5mJ), thus making a direct detection quite demanding with the present-day technologies. As a consequence, it would be appropriate to rename such a remote body as Thelisto. Also fundamental physics would benefit from this analysis since certain subtle effects predicted by MOND for the deep Newtonian regions of our Solar System are just equivalent to those of a distant pointlike mass.

Lorenzo Iorio

2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity management in phonebookcentric social networks  

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In the past years many social network implementations have come to existence. There is not one network but many, and the user-base of these networks is different. Connecting the users of the separate networks is currently unsolved and seducing new users to existing systems becomes harder and harder as the users are not willing to join too many systems and build up their contact base from scratch each time. In this paper we propose a solution for the problem of finding existing contacts in a new system. An implementation of the described algorithm is also illustrated. Utilizing the algorithm in existing or new social networks can efficiently reduce the time needed for the users to find their friends in a newly joined network. 1.

Pter Ekler; Zoltn Ivnfi; Kristf Aczl

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating self-similarity and heavy-tailed distributions on a large-scale experimental facility  

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After the seminal work by Taqqu et al. relating self-similarity to heavy-tailed distributions, a number of research articles verified that aggregated Internet traffic time series show self-similarity and that Internet attributes, like Web file sizes ... Keywords: heavy-tailed distributions, large-scale experiments, monitoring, network traffic, self-similarity

Patrick Loiseau; Paulo Gonalves; Guillaume Dewaele; Pierre Borgnat; Patrice Abry; Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMILARITIES IN POPULATIONS OF STAR CLUSTERS  

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We compare the observed mass functions and age distributions of star clusters in six well-studied galaxies: the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds, M83, M51, and Antennae. In combination, these distributions span wide ranges of mass and age: 10{sup 2} {approx}< M/M{sub Sun} {approx}< 10{sup 6} and 10{sup 6} {approx}< {tau}/yr {approx}< 10{sup 9}. We confirm that the distributions are well represented by power laws: dN/dM{proportional_to}M{sup {beta}} with {beta} Almost-Equal-To -1.9 and dN/d{tau}{proportional_to}{tau}{sup {gamma}} with {gamma} Almost-Equal-To -0.8. The mass and age distributions are approximately independent of each other, ruling out simple models of mass-dependent disruption. As expected, there are minor differences among the exponents at a level close to the true uncertainties, {epsilon}{sub {beta}} {approx} {epsilon}{sub {gamma}} {approx} 0.1-0.2. However, the overwhelming impression is the similarity of the mass functions and age distributions of clusters in these different galaxies, including giant and dwarf, quiescent and interacting galaxies. This is an important empirical result, justifying terms such as 'universal' or 'quasi-universal'. We provide a partial theoretical explanation for these observations in terms of physical processes operating during the formation and disruption of the clusters, including star formation and feedback, subsequent stellar mass loss, and tidal interactions with passing molecular clouds. A full explanation will require additional information about the molecular clumps and star clusters in galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

Fall, S. Michael [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Chandar, Rupali, E-mail: fall@stsci.edu, E-mail: rupali.chandar@utoledo.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States)

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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ABSTRACT The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster: A Graphical Assessment of its Impact on  

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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in history, oil flowed for three months and approximately five million barrels of oil spilled through by mid-July 2010. In this report, we analyse fish and bird data to assess the impact of the oil spill on the Gulf wildlife. Our findings based on the available fish data for 2005, 2006, and 2010 are not very helpful to make a judgement on the negative impact of the oil spill on fish species. On the other hand, the bird data analysis shows that the closer the surface oil spill area approached to bird habitats, the more dead birds were observed. The highest number of dead birds was observed in July and August when birds bred and raised their offspring. However, the migration behaviour of different bird species makes it impossible to entirely estimate the full impact of the oil spill on birds. (362 pages) iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Jrgen Symanzik for spending countless hours in assistance and guidance over the completion of this project. His wisdom,

Anvar Suyundikov; Dr. Jrgen Symanzik

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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OBSERVATIONS OF ISOTROPIC INTERSTELLAR PICK-UP IONS AT 11 AND 17 AU FROM NEW HORIZONS  

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We report new observations by the Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft of an energy-per-charge (E/q) spectrum of interstellar pick-up ions (PUIs) from an unprecedented heliocentric distance of 17 AU. This E/q spectrum is fit well by an isotropic PUI distribution function combined with the detailed response of the SWAP instrument. In contrast to earlier work, we are also able to fit an isotropic PUI model to an E/q spectrum measured by SWAP at 11.3 AU by explicitly including two additional effects. These are (1) the E/q-dependent geometric factor of SWAP, which increases with decreasing E/q owing to effects associated with the post-acceleration of particles exiting the electrostatic analyzer portion of the instrument; and (2) a solar wind distribution, the model spectrum of which contributes significantly to the low-E/q part of the overall model owing, presumably, to secondary particles produced within the instrument.

Randol, B. M.; McComas, D. J. [Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (United States); Elliott, H. A. [Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States); Gosling, J. T. [Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Schwadron, N. A., E-mail: brentrandol@gmail.com [Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflections of ions in electrostatic analyzers: A case study with New Horizons/Solar Wind Around Pluto  

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Electrostatic analyzers (ESAs), in various forms, are used to measure plasma in a range of applications. In this article, we describe how ions reflect from the interior surfaces of an ESA, the detection of which constitutes a fundamentally nonideal response of ESAs. We demonstrate this effect by comparing laboratory data from a real ESA-based space instrument, the Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument, aboard the NASA New Horizons spacecraft, to results from a model based on quantum mechanical simulations of particles reflected from the instrument's surfaces combined with simulations of particle trajectories through the instrument's applied electrostatic fields. Thus, we show, for the first time, how reflected ions in ESAs lead to nonideal effects that have important implications for understanding the data returned by these instruments, as well as for designing new low-background ESA-based instruments. Specifically, we show that the response of SWAP widens considerably below a level of 10{sup -3} of the peak response. Thus, a direct measurement of a plasma distribution with SWAP will have an energy-dependent background on the order of {<=}10{sup -3} of the peak of the signal due to that distribution. We predict that this order of magnitude estimate for the background applies to a large number of ESA-based instruments because ESAs operate using a common principle. However, the exact shape of the energy-dependent response will be different for different instruments. The principle of operation is that ions outside the ideal range of energy-per-charge are deflected into the walls of the ESA. Therefore, we propose that a new design paradigm is necessary to mitigate the effect of ion reflections and thus accurately and directly measure the energy spectrum of a plasma using ESAs. In this article, we build a framework for minimizing the effect of ion reflections in the design of new ESAs. Through the use of existing computer simulation software, a design team can use our method to quantify the amount of reflections in their instrument and iteratively change design parameters before fabrication, conserving resources. A possible direction for the new design paradigm is having nonsolid walls of the ESA, already used in some applications.

Randol, B. M.; Ebert, R. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229 (United States); Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas 78228 (United States); Allegrini, F.; McComas, D. J. [Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas 78228 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229 (United States); Schwadron, N. A. [Department of Astronomy, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Tech Toxicologists Use Duck Eggs to Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill http://texas-oil-spill-classaction.org/texas-tech-toxicologists-use-duck-eggs-to-study-effects-of-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill/[8/2/2011 1:44:16 PM  

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Texas Tech Toxicologists Use Duck Eggs to Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill http://texas-oil-spill-classaction.org/texas-tech-toxicologists-use-duck-eggs-to-study-effects-of-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill/[8/2/2011 1:44:16 PM] « US Approves First Deep-Water Oil Well in Gulf Since BP Spill Texas Tech

Rock, Chris

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Near-horizon limit of the charged BTZ black hole and AdS_2 quantum gravity  

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We show that the 3D charged Banados-Teitelboim-Zanelli (BTZ) black hole solution interpolates between two different 2D AdS spacetimes: a near-extremal, near-horizon AdS_2 geometry with constant dilaton and U(1) field and an asymptotic AdS_2 geometry with a linear dilaton. Thus, the charged BTZ black hole can be considered as interpolating between the two different formulations proposed until now for AdS_2 quantum gravity. In both cases the theory is the chiral half of a 2D CFT and describes, respectively, Brown-Hennaux-like boundary deformations and near-horizon excitations. The central charge c_as of the asymptotic CFT is determined by 3D Newton constant G and the AdS length l, c_as=3l/G, whereas that of the near-horizon CFT also depends on the U(1) charge Q, c_nh \\propto l Q/\\sqrt G.

Mariano Cadoni; Mohammad R. Setare

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

198

Finding similarity in a model of relational reasoning  

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Similarity plays a central role in the study of perception and cognition. Previous attempts to model similarity have captured effects of either featural or structural similarity, but typically not both. We simulated both by fitting similarity data with ... Keywords: Analogy, Knowledge representation, Neural networks, Reasoning, Similarity, Working memory

Eric G. Taylor; John E. Hummel

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Overflow and losses in a network queue with a self-similar input  

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This paper considers a discrete time queuing system that models a communication network multiplexer which is fed by a self-similar packet traffic. The model has a finite buffer of size h, a number of servers with unit service ... Keywords: buffer overflow, communications networks, long-range dependence, self-similarity

Boris Tsybakov; Nicolas D. Georganas

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global aspects of accelerating and rotating black hole space-times  

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The complete family of exact solutions representing accelerating and rotating black holes with possible electromagnetic charges and a NUT parameter is known in terms of a modified Plebanski-Demianski metric. This demonstrates the singularity and horizon structure of the sources but not that the complete space-time describes two causally separated black holes. To demonstrate this property, the metric is first cast in the Weyl-Lewis-Papapetrou form. After extending this up to the acceleration horizon, it is then transformed to the boost-rotation-symmetric form in which the global properties of the solution are manifest. The physical interpretation of these solutions is thus clarified.

J. B. Griffiths; J. Podolsky

2005-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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On the predictive power of sequence similarity in yeast  

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Perhaps the most direct way to infer functional linkage of proteins is through structural similarity. However, structure determination lags behind DNA sequencing. Here we show that sequence similarity based on nucleotide sequences alone between ORFs ...

Yonatan Bilu; Michal Linial

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Ontology-driven web-based semantic similarity  

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Estimation of the degree of semantic similarity/distance between concepts is a very common problem in research areas such as natural language processing, knowledge acquisition, information retrieval or data mining. In the past, many similarity measures ... Keywords: Information content, Knowledge discovery, Ontologies, Semantic similarity, Web

David Snchez; Montserrat Batet; Aida Valls; Karina Gibert

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Similarity based retrieval from a 3D human database  

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In this paper, we describe a framework for similarity based retrieval from a 3D human database. Our technique is based on both body and head shape representation and retrieval based on similarity of both of them. The 3D human database used in our study ... Keywords: body and head shape, human database, retrieval, similarity

Afzal Godil; Sandy Ressler

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Comparing content and context based similarity for musical data  

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Similarity measurement between two musical pieces is a hard problem. Humans perceive such similarity by employing a large amount of contextually semantic information. Commonly used content-based methodologies rely on data descriptors of limited semantic ... Keywords: Extracted musical features, Music information retrieval, Musical similarity, Neural networks, Social network tags

Ioannis Karydis; Katia Lida Kermanidis; Spyros Sioutas; Lazaros Iliadis

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similar microearthquakes observed in western Nagano, Japan, and implications for rupture mechanics  

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of Washington, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015, USA. B04306 CHENG ET AL.: SIMILAR that using different time windows results in a slight difference in the delay time estimates Institution of Washington, Washington, D. C., USA. 3 National Research Institute for Earth Science

Niu, Fenglin

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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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IEA and EIA: Similarities and Differences in Projections and ...  

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IEA and EIA: Similarities and Differences in Projections and Approaches to Energy Modeling for International Energy Agency April 16, 2012 | Paris, France

208

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

209

Content-based similarity measures of weblog authors  

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With recent research interest in the confounding roles of homophily and contagion in studies of social influence, there is a strong need for reliable content-based measures of the similarity between people. In this paper, we investigate the use of text ... Keywords: personal pronouns, similarity measures, weblogs

Christopher Wienberg; Melissa Roemmele; Andrew S. Gordon

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

A comparative study of two short text semantic similarity measures  

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This paper describes a comparative study of STASIS and LSA. These measures of semantic similarity can be applied to short texts for use in Conversational Agents (CAs). CAs are computer programs that interact with humans through natural language dialogue. ... Keywords: benchmark, dialogue management, natural language, semantic similarity, sentence, user modeling

James O'Shea; Zuhair Bandar; Keeley Crockett; David McLean

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

A nonnegative sparse representation based fuzzy similar neighbor classifier  

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This paper presents a new classification technique by combining the well-known Sparse Representation based algorithm with the theory of Fuzzy Set. The basic idea of this work is that samples with the same class-labels should be more similar to each other ... Keywords: Classification, Fuzzy set theory, Similar neighbor

Jie Xu; Jian Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Learning Similarity Matching in Multimedia Content-Based Retrieval  

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AbstractMany multimedia content-based retrieval systems allow query formulation with user setting of relative importance of features (e.g., color, texture, shape, etc) to mimic the user's perception of similarity. However, the systems do not modify ... Keywords: Content-based retrieval, image retrieval, multimedia databases, learning, ranking, similarity matching, relevance feedback.

Joo-Hwee Lim; Jian Kang Wu; Sumeet Singh; Desai Narasimhalu

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Self-Similar Heat Conducting and Charge Solutions  

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The objective of this paper is to study the plane symmetric kinematic self-similar heat conducting fluid and charge dust solutions of the Einstein field equations. These solutions are classified according to self-similarity of the first, second, zeroth and infinite kinds with different equations of state. We take the self-similar vector to be tilted, orthogonal and parallel to the fluid flow. For heat conducting fluid, it is found that there exist only \\emph{one} solution in parallel case. In all other possibilities, these solutions reduce to the perfect fluid kinematic self-similar solutions. For charge dust case, we also obtain only \\emph{one} kinematic self-similar solution.

M. Sharif; Wajiha Javed

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon Steenbergen et al. (Eds) 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00123-7  

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Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00123-7 Predictive control for reliable microgrid energy to reliable microgrid energy man- agement based on receding horizon control. The microgrid considered management within a microgrid are reported in the literature. For example, (Jimeno, Anduaga, Oyarzabal, & de

Recanati, Catherine

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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

216

An Extremum Solution of the MoninObukhov Similarity Equations  

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An extremum hypothesis of turbulent transport in the atmospheric surface layer is postulated. The hypothesis has led to a unique solution of MoninObukhov similarity equations in terms of simple expressions linking shear stress (momentum flux) ...

Jingfeng Wang; Rafael L. Bras

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved similarity measures for small sets of spike trains  

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Multiple measures have been developed to quantify the similarity between two spike trains. These measures have been used for the quantification of the mismatch between neuron models and experiments as well as for the classification of neuronal responses ...

Richard Naud; Felipe Gerhard; Skander Mensi; Wulfram Gerstner

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using lexical and relational similarity to classify semantic relations  

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Many methods are available for computing semantic similarity between individual words, but certain NLP tasks require the comparison of word pairs. This paper presents a kernel-based framework for application to relational reasoning tasks of this kind. ...

Diarmuid Saghdha; Ann Copestake

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of MoninObukhov Similarity Theory for Scalar Quantities  

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Monin-Obukhov similarity theory of surface-layer turbulence has been extended to include all scalar quantities. The tenets of this theory, as it is presently practiced, are followed to their logical conclusions, which produce some novel results. ...

Reginald J. Hill

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

222

Similarity Solutions for the Stratified Turbulent Rayleigh Problem  

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The type of stratified flow suggested by the Kantha Phillips and Azad experiment is examined analytically and shown to be a self-similar, turbulent flow which includes the well-documented fiat-plate, turbulent boundary-layer case. Some relevant ...

George Mellor; Paul T. Strub

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Nowhere to Hide: Finding Plagiarized Documents Based on Sentence Similarity  

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Plagiarism is a serious problem that infringes copyrighted documents/materials, which is an unethical practice and decreases the economic incentive received by authors (owners) of the original copies. Unfortunately, plagiarism is getting worse due to ... Keywords: Plagiarism, detection, Sentence Similarity, word-correlation factors

Nathaniel Gustafson; Maria Soledad Pera; Yiu-Kai Ng

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Techniques for finding similarity knowledge in OLAP reports  

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On-line analytical processing (OLAP) is a common solution that modern enterprises use to generate, monitor, share, and administrate their analysis reports. When daily, weekly, and/or monthly reports are generated or published by the OLAP operators, all ... Keywords: Clustering, Data mining, MDS, OLAP, Similarity knowledge

Kevin Chihcheng Hsu; Ming-Zhong Li

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A regional image fusion based on similarity characteristics  

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In this paper, we propose an image-driven regional fusion method based on a specific region partition strategy according to the redundant and complementary correlation of the input images. Different from the traditional regional fusion approaches dividing ... Keywords: Image fusion, Region-based image fusion, Regional similarity

Xiaoyan Luo; Jun Zhang; Qionghai Dai

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

SELF-SIMILARITY AND TRANSPORT IN THE STANDARD MAP  

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SELF-SIMILARITY AND TRANSPORT IN THE STANDARD MAP S. Benkaddaa, S. Kassibrakisa and R. B. White further by adjusting the value of Kc through the addition of more digits. In this paper, we wish enough for it to escape far into the stochastic sea. If necessary, B can be then enlarged by adding

227

Color image segmentation by means of a similarity function  

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An interactive, semiautomatic image segmentation method is presented which, unlike most of the existing methods in the published literature, processes the color information of each pixel as a unit, thus avoiding color information scattering. The process ... Keywords: HSI parameter distances, adaptive color similarity function, color image segmentation, morphology in color images

Rodolfo Alvarado-Cervantes; Edgardo M. Felipe-Riveron; Luis P. Sanchez-Fernandez

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Quality estimation: an experimental study using unsupervised similarity measures  

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We present the approach we took for our participation to the WMT12 Quality Estimation Shared Task: our main goal is to achieve reasonably good results without appeal to supervised learning. We have used various similarity measures and also an external ...

Erwan Moreau; Carl Vogel

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

How to Compare Noisy Patches? Patch Similarity Beyond Gaussian Noise  

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Many tasks in computer vision require to match image parts. While higher-level methods consider image features such as edges or robust descriptors, low-level approaches (so-called image-based) compare groups of pixels (patches) and provide dense matching. ... Keywords: Detection, Likelihood ratio, Matching, Patch similarity

Charles-Alban Deledalle; Loc Denis; Florence Tupin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Distributional similarity vs. PU learning for entity set expansion  

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Distributional similarity is a classic technique for entity set expansion, where the system is given a set of seed entities of a particular class, and is asked to expand the set using a corpus to obtain more entities of the same class as represented ...

Xiao-Li Li; Lei Zhang; Bing Liu; See-Kiong Ng

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

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

232

Density-based similarity measures for content based search  

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We consider the query by multiple example problem where the goal is to identify database samples whose content is similar to a coUection of query samples. To assess the similarity we use a relative content density which quantifies the relative concentration of the query distribution to the database distribution. If the database distribution is a mixture of the query distribution and a background distribution then it can be shown that database samples whose relative content density is greater than a particular threshold {rho} are more likely to have been generated by the query distribution than the background distribution. We describe an algorithm for predicting samples with relative content density greater than {rho} that is computationally efficient and possesses strong performance guarantees. We also show empirical results for applications in computer network monitoring and image segmentation.

Hush, Don R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Porter, Reid B [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ruggiero, Christy E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Alongwind DispersionA Simple Similarity Formula Compared with Observations at 11 Field Sites and in One Wind Tunnel  

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Observations of alongwind dispersion of clouds were collected from 11 field sites and from one wind tunnel and were used to test simple similarity relations. Because most of the observations consist of concentration time series from fixed ...

Steven R. Hanna; Pasquale Franzese

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Managing time  

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Professionals overwhelmed with information glut can find hope from new insights about time management.

Peter J. Denning

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Generalized similarity in finite range solar wind magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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Extended or generalized similarity is a ubiquitous but not well understood feature of turbulence that is realized over a finite range of scales. ULYSSES spacecraft solar polar passes at solar minimum provide \\textit{in situ} observations of evolving anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the solar wind under ideal conditions of fast quiet flow. We find a single generalized scaling function characterises this finite range turbulence and is insensitive to plasma conditions. The recent unusually inactive solar minimum -with turbulent fluctuations down by a factor of $\\sim 2$ in power- provides a test of this invariance.

Chapman, S C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

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

237

Contrasting HIV phylogenetic relationships and V3 loop protein similarities  

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At least five distinct sequence subtypes of HIV-I can be identified from the major centers of the AMS pandemic. While it is too early to tell whether these subtypes are serologically or phenotypically similar or distinct in terms of properties such as pathogenicity and transmissibility, we can begin to investigate their potential for phenotypic divergence at the protein sequence level. Phylogenetic analysis of HIV DNA sequences is being widely used to examine lineages of different viral strains as they evolve and spread throughout the globe. We have identified five distinct HIV-1 subtypes (designated A-E), or clades, based on phylogenetic clustering patterns generated from genetic information from both the gag and envelope (env) genes from a spectrum of international isolates. Our initial observations concerning both HIV-1 and HIV-2 sequences indicate that conserved patterns in protein chemistry may indeed exist across distant lineages. Such patterns in V3 loop amino acid chemistry may be indicative of stable lineages or convergence within this highly variable, though functionally and immunologically critical, region. We think that there may be parallels between the apparently stable HIV-2 V3 lineage and the previously mentioned HIV-1 V3 loops which are very similar at the protein level despite being distant by cladistic analysis, and which do not possess the distinctive positively charged residues. Highly conserved V3 loop protein sequences are also encountered in SIVAGMs and CIVs (chimpanzee viral strains), which do not appear to be pathogenic in their wild-caught natural hosts.

Korber, B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)]|[Santa Fe Inst., NM (United States); Myers, G. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

238

Contrasting HIV phylogenetic relationships and V3 loop protein similarities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At least five distinct sequence subtypes of HIV-I can be identified from the major centers of the AMS pandemic. While it is too early to tell whether these subtypes are serologically or phenotypically similar or distinct in terms of properties such as pathogenicity and transmissibility, we can begin to investigate their potential for phenotypic divergence at the protein sequence level. Phylogenetic analysis of HIV DNA sequences is being widely used to examine lineages of different viral strains as they evolve and spread throughout the globe. We have identified five distinct HIV-1 subtypes (designated A-E), or clades, based on phylogenetic clustering patterns generated from genetic information from both the gag and envelope (env) genes from a spectrum of international isolates. Our initial observations concerning both HIV-1 and HIV-2 sequences indicate that conserved patterns in protein chemistry may indeed exist across distant lineages. Such patterns in V3 loop amino acid chemistry may be indicative of stable lineages or convergence within this highly variable, though functionally and immunologically critical, region. We think that there may be parallels between the apparently stable HIV-2 V3 lineage and the previously mentioned HIV-1 V3 loops which are very similar at the protein level despite being distant by cladistic analysis, and which do not possess the distinctive positively charged residues. Highly conserved V3 loop protein sequences are also encountered in SIVAGMs and CIVs (chimpanzee viral strains), which do not appear to be pathogenic in their wild-caught natural hosts.

Korber, B. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States) Santa Fe Inst., NM (United States)); Myers, G. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Similarity criteria in calculations of the energy characteristics of a cw oxygen - iodine laser  

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The calculated and experimental data on the energy efficiency of a cw oxygen - iodine laser (OIL) are analysed based on two similarity criteria, namely, on the ratio of the residence time of the gas mixture in the resonator to the characteristic time of extraction of the energy stored in singlet oxygen td and on the gain-to-loss ratio {Pi}. It is shown that the simplified two-level laser model satisfactorily predicts the output characteristics of OILs with a stable resonator at {tau}{sub d} {<=} 7. Efficient energy extraction from the OIL active medium is achieved in the case of {tau}{sub d} = 5 - 7, {Pi} = 4 - 8. (lasers)

Mezhenin, A V; Azyazov, V N

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

240

Revolution at ICECUBE horizons  

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Recently (May-July 2013) highest energy neutrino events have been presented by ICECUBE. Most (21) of all these (28) events are cascades shower whose flux exhibits a sharp hardening respect other lower energy atmospheric neutrino component; these events are suggesting an injection of extraterrestrial neutrino, mostly of electron or tau flavor, making cascades. ICECUBE claimed that a component (10-12) of these events must be a trace of expected downward muons and-or atmospheric neutrinos (mostly muon track dominated): this imply that nearly all of the few observed muon tracks (at least 6 of the 7) must be themselves of atmospheric origin: therefore remaining 16-18 extraterrestrial events must be mostly of electron or of tau flavor (or rare neutral current events). The probability that this scenario occurs is very poor, about 0.1-0.5%, well below 1.0%. This muon neutrino paucity paradox cannot be solved if part or even all the events are made by terrestrial prompt charmed signals. The paradox might be somehow solved if nearly all of the 28 events are originated by extraterrestrial sources arriving to us in de-coherent states. This overestimation of atmospheric neutrino flux has deep consequences. Few cascades shower events in Antares yearly might test the flavor changes at TeVs and tens TeV energy range.

Daniele Fargion; Paolo Paggi

2013-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizon Energy Group  

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This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed therein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United

Joel Theis; Jovan Ilic; Booz Allen Hamilton; Shawn Rabiei; Marija Prica; David Wilson; Jesse Goellner; Steve Pullins; Joe Miller; Tom Grabowski; Chris Wyatt

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

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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1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

EXPANDING HORIZONS Perspectives in  

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denying them the opportunity to visit Mexico, although Don Pepion (Blackfeet) of their faculty was able

Sriraman, Bharath

244

Entropic Time  

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The formulation of quantum mechanics within the framework of entropic dynamics includes several new elements. In this paper we concentrate on one of them: the implications for the theory of time. Entropic time is introduced as a book-keeping device to keep track of the accumulation of changes. One new feature is that, unlike other concepts of time appearing in the so-called fundamental laws of physics, entropic time incorporates a natural distinction between past and future.

Caticha, Ariel [Department of Physics, University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY 12222 (United States)

2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

245

Environment Induced Time Arrow  

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The spread of the time arrows from the environment to an observed subsystem is followed within a harmonic model. A similarity is pointed out between irreversibility and a phase with spontaneously broken symmetry. The causal structure of interaction might be lost in the irreversible case, as well. The Closed Time Path formalism is developed for classical systems and shown to handle the time arrow problem in a clear and flexible manner. The quantum case is considered, as well, and the common origin of irreversibility and decoherence is pointed out.

Janos Polonyi

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

246

CONSISTENT SELF-SIMILAR MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS EVOLUTION OF CORONAL TRANSIENTS  

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The self-similar model of coronal transients by B. C. Low is reconsidered. Due to a modification of the basic set of the initial assumptions of the model, a new class of more consistent solutions is found. The main advantage of these new solutions is that they do not contain areas with a physically inconsistent negative pressure. Instead, the novel solutions are derived on the basis of a special prescription for the thermal pressure of the transients that guarantees, by design, its positiveness throughout the whole evolution domain. The possible importance of these solutions for understanding the physics of the transient interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs; originating from the Sun), and magnetic clouds as a subclass of these, is discussed. A practical example is cited illustrating the application of our analytic results to describe some properties of real ICMEs. Some directions and scopes for further research are outlined.

Shapakidze, David; Rogava, Andria [E. Kharadze Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi (Georgia); Debosscher, Arnold; Poedts, Stefaan [Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven (Belgium)

2010-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

247

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

248

TIMING APPARATUS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The timing device comprises an escapement wheel and pallet, a spring drive to rotate the escapement wheel to a zero position, means to wind the pretensioned spring proportional to the desired signal time, and a cam mechanism to control an electrical signal switch by energizing the switch when the spring has been wound to the desired position, and deenergizing it when it reaches the zero position. This device produces an accurately timed signal variably witain the control of the operator.

Bennett, A.E.; Geisow, J.C.H.

1956-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

249

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

250

A classification of spherically symmetric self-similar dust models  

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We classify all spherically symmetric dust solutions of Einstein's equations which are self-similar in the sense that all dimensionless variables depend only upon $z\\equiv r/t$. We show that the equations can be reduced to a special case of the general perfect fluid models with equation of state $p=\\alpha \\mu$. The most general dust solution can be written down explicitly and is described by two parameters. The first one (E) corresponds to the asymptotic energy at large $|z|$, while the second one (D) specifies the value of z at the singularity which characterizes such models. The E=D=0 solution is just the flat Friedmann model. The 1-parameter family of solutions with z>0 and D=0 are inhomogeneous cosmological models which expand from a Big Bang singularity at t=0 and are asymptotically Friedmann at large z; models with E>0 are everywhere underdense relative to Friedmann and expand forever, while those with E0 ones. The 2-parameter solutions with D>0 again represent inhomogeneous cosmological models but the Big Bang singularity is at $z=-1/D$, the Big Crunch singularity is at $z=+1/D$, and any particular solution necessarily spans both z0. While there is no static model in the dust case, all these solutions are asymptotically ``quasi-static'' at large $|z|$. As in the D=0 case, the ones with $E \\ge 0$ expand or contract monotonically but the latter may now contain a naked singularity. The ones with E<0 expand from or recollapse to a second singularity, the latter containing a black hole.

B. J. Carr

2000-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

251

Solving Similarity Joins and Range Queries in Metric Spaces with the List of Twin Clusters  

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The metric space model abstracts many proximity or similarity problems, where the most frequently considered primitives are range and k-nearest neighbor search, leaving out the similarity join, an extremely important primitive. In fact, despite the great attention that this primitive has received in traditional and even multidimensional databases, little has been done for general metric databases. We solve two variants of the similarity join problem: (1) range joins: Given two sets of objects and a distance threshold r, find all the object pairs (one from each set) at distance at most r; and (2) k-closest pair joins: Find the k closest object pairs (one from each set). For this sake, we devise a new metric index, coined List of Twin Clusters (LTC), which indexes both sets jointly, instead of the natural approach of indexing one or both sets independently. Finally, we show how to use the LTC in order to solve classical range queries. Our results show significant speedups over the basic quadratic-time naive alternative for both join variants, and that the LTC is competitive with the original list of clusters when solving range queries. Furthermore, we show that our technique has a great potential for improvements.

Rodrigo Paredes; Nora Reyes

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Generating well-distributed point sets with a self-similar hierarchical tile  

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We present a method for generating well-distributed point according to a given density. Our method is based on a single precomputed tile. The tile is both self-similar and hierarchical. A selfsimilar tile allows to increase the density of points in large steps by recursively subdividing the tile. A hierarchical tile allows to smoothly adjust the density of points. We present an interesting method to construct a self-similar point distribution, we show how to construct a well-distributed self-similar point distribution, and how to make a point distribution hierarchical. Our method is capable of generating well-distributed point sets in real time, using an algorithm that is easy to implement. However, because only a single tile is used, noticeable periodicity is introduced in the generated point distributions. Therefore, our method is somewhat better suited for applications that do not require point distributions with a high visual quality, such as sampling. Volume xx (200y), Number z, pp. 18

Philip Dutr; Philip Dutr; Ares Lagae; Philip Dutr

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and apparatus for automatically detecting differences between similar but different states in a nonlinear process monitor nonlinear data. Steps include: acquiring the data; digitizing the data; obtaining nonlinear measures of the data via chaotic time series analysis; obtaining time serial trends in the nonlinear measures; and determining by comparison whether differences between similar but different states are indicated.

Hively, Lee M. (Philadelphia, TN); Ng, Esmond G. (Concord, TN)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and apparatus for automatically detecting differences between similar but different states in a nonlinear process monitor nonlinear data are disclosed. Steps include: acquiring the data; digitizing the data; obtaining nonlinear measures of the data via chaotic time series analysis; obtaining time serial trends in the nonlinear measures; and determining by comparison whether differences between similar but different states are indicated. 8 figs.

Hively, L.M.; Ng, E.G.

1998-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A measure based on optimal matching in graph theory for document similarity  

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Measuring pairwise document similarity is critical to various text retrieval and mining tasks. The most popular measure for document similarity is the Cosine measure in Vector Space Model. In this paper, we propose a new similarity measure based on optimal ...

Xiaojun Wan; Yuxin Peng

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of the baseline knowledge-, corpus-, and web-based similarity measures for semantic relations extraction  

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Unsupervised methods of semantic relations extraction rely on a similarity measure between lexical units. Similarity measures differ both in kinds of information they use and in the ways how this information is transformed into a similarity score. This ...

Alexander Panchenko

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and Reporting Services for the Toronto Library, Final Report, TESCOR Energy Services, through Energy Systems Associates and New Horizons Technology  

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This report summarizes the work performed for TESCOR Energy Services through Energy Systems Associates and New Horizons Technology. This work includes the monitoring and analysis of data from the data logger that was installed in the Toronto Library in the Spring of 1996 with the monitoring continuing through April of 1998. This report presents a review of the data collected, including the quality control measures used to assure that the data being collected were reasonable and accurate. This report also presents a baseline analysis for the whole-building electricity, heating and cooling energy use, boiler, and chiller energy use. A copy of all the data collected from 1996 through 1998 is also included with this report with a channel table and plots of each channel included in the appendix to this report.

Haberl, J. S.; Athar, A.; Claridge, D. E.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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A review on time series data mining  

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Time series is an important class of temporal data objects and it can be easily obtained from scientific and financial applications. A time series is a collection of observations made chronologically. The nature of time series data includes: large in ... Keywords: Representation, Segmentation, Similarity measure, Time series data mining, Visualization

Tak-chung Fu

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Tabulation of complex chemistry based on self-similar behavior of laminar premixed flames  

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Detailed mechanisms describing complex phenomena of combustion chemistry, such as flame propagation or pollutant formation, involve hundreds of species and thousands of elementary reactions and cannot be handled in practical simulations of turbulent combustion. A widely used way to reduce chemistry is to build look-up tables where chemical parameters such as reaction rates and/or species mass fractions are determined from a reduced set of coordinates (ILDM, FPI, or FGM methods). Nevertheless, these tables may require large memory spaces and nonnegligible access times, especially when running on massively parallel computers. In this work, the self-similarity behavior of laminar premixed flames is first put into evidence and then theoretically sustained. This property provides a way to reduce the size of chemical databases, especially for computations on massively parallel machines, under the FPI (flame prolongation of ILDM) framework. The database is reduced to similarity profiles for the species reaction rates (or the species mass fractions), stored together with scaling rules. This new formulation is then implemented in the PREMIX code and numerical simulations of laminar premixed flames successfully compare with full chemistry computation, validating this promising approach. (author)

Ribert, G.; Gicquel, O.; Darabiha, N.; Veynante, D. [Laboratoire EM2C, CNRS and Ecole Centrale Paris, 92295 Chatenay-Malabry (France)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient exact edit similarity query processing with the asymmetric signature scheme  

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Given a query string Q, an edit similarity search finds all strings in a database whose edit distance with Q is no more than a given threshold t. Most existing method answering edit similarity queries rely on a signature scheme to generate candidates ... Keywords: Q-gram, approximate pattern matching, edit distance, similarity join, similarity search

Jianbin Qin; Wei Wang; Yifei Lu; Chuan Xiao; Xuemin Lin

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite self-similar solutions for relativistic shocks: the transition to cold fluid temperatures  

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The flow resulting from a strong ultrarelativistic shock moving through a stellar envelope with a polytrope-like density profile has been studied analytically and numerically at early times while the fluid temperature is relativistic--that is, just before and just after the shock breaks out of the star. Such a flow should expand and accelerate as its internal energy is converted to bulk kinetic energy; at late enough times, the assumption of relativistic temperatures becomes invalid. Here we present a new self-similar solution for the post-breakout flow when the accelerating fluid has bulk kinetic Lorentz factors much larger than unity but is cooling through $p/n$ of order unity to subrelativistic temperatures. This solution gives a relation between a fluid element's terminal Lorentz factor and that element's Lorentz factor just after it is shocked. Our numerical integrations agree well with the solution. While our solution assumes a planar flow, we show that corrections due to spherical geometry are importan...

Pan, Margaret

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 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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A game theoretic approach to learning shape categories and contextual similarities  

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The search of a model for representing and evaluating the similarities between shapes in a perceptually coherent way is still an open issue. One reason for this is that our perception of similarities is strongly influenced by the underlying category ...

Aykut Erdem; Andrea Torsello

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A comparison of co-occurrence and similarity measures as simulations of context  

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Observations of word co-occurrences and similarity computations are often used as a straightforward way to represent the global contexts of words and achieve a simulation of semantic word similarity for applications such as word or document clustering ...

Stefan Bordag

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

SyMSS: A syntax-based measure for short-text semantic similarity  

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Sentence and short-text semantic similarity measures are becoming an important part of many natural language processing tasks, such as text summarization and conversational agents. This paper presents SyMSS, a new method for computing short-text and ... Keywords: Linguistic tools for IS modeling, Natural language processing (NLP), Semantic similarity, Sentence similarity, Text DBs

Jess Oliva; Jos Ignacio Serrano; Mara Dolores del Castillo; ngel Iglesias

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Solving similarity joins and range queries in metric spaces with the list of twin clusters  

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The metric space model abstracts many proximity or similarity problems, where the most frequently considered primitives are range and k-nearest neighbor search, leaving out the similarity join, an extremely important primitive. In fact, despite the great ... Keywords: General metric spaces, Indexing methods, Similarity joins

Rodrigo Paredes; Nora Reyes

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

CM-tree: A dynamic clustered index for similarity search in metric databases  

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Repositories of unstructured data types, such as free text, images, audio and video, have been recently emerging in various fields. A general searching approach for such data types is that of similarity search, where the search is for similar objects ... Keywords: Clustering methods, Database indexing, Metric access methods, Metric spaces, Similarity search

Lior Aronovich; Israel Spiegler

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A study on transformation of self-similar processes with arbitrary marginal distributions  

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Stochastic discrete-event simulation studies of communication networks often require a mechanism to transform self-similar processes with normal marginal distributions into self-similar processes with arbitrary marginal distributions. The problem of ... Keywords: arbitrary marginal distribution, autocorrelation function, inverse cumulative distribution function, self-similar process, stochastic simulation

Hae-Duck J. Jeong; Jong-Suk R. Lee

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A weighted tag similarity measure based on a collaborative weight model  

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The problem of measuring semantic relatedness between social tags remains largely open. Given the structure of social bookmarking systems, similarity measures need to be addressed from a social bookmarking systems perspective. We address the fundamental ... Keywords: similarity measures, tag similarity, tag weighting, tagging, vector space model

Gokavarapu Srinivas; Niket Tandon; Vasudeva Varma

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Value of Probabilistic Weather Forecasts: Assessment by Real-Time Optimization of Irrigation Scheduling  

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This paper presents a modeling framework for real-time decision support for irrigation scheduling using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) probabilistic rainfall forecasts. The forecasts and their probability distributions are incorporated into a simulation-optimization modeling framework. In this study, modeling irrigation is determined by a stochastic optimization program based on the simulated soil moisture and crop water-stress status and the forecasted rainfall for the next 1-7 days. The modeling framework is applied to irrigated corn in Mason County, Illinois. It is found that there is ample potential to improve current farmers practices by simply using the proposed simulation-optimization framework, which uses the present soil moisture and crop evapotranspiration information even without any forecasts. It is found that the values of the forecasts vary across dry, normal, and wet years. More significant economic gains are found in normal and wet years than in dry years under the various forecast horizons. To mitigate drought effect on crop yield through irrigation, medium- or long-term climate predictions likely play a more important role than short-term forecasts. NOAA's imperfect 1-week forecast is still valuable in terms of both profit gain and water saving. Compared with the no-rain forecast case, the short-term imperfect forecasts could lead to additional 2.4-8.5% gain in profit and 11.0-26.9% water saving. However, the performance of the imperfect forecast is only slightly better than the ensemble weather forecast based on historical data and slightly inferior to the perfect forecast. It seems that the 1-week forecast horizon is too limited to evaluate the role of the various forecast scenarios for irrigation scheduling, which is actually a seasonal decision issue. For irrigation scheduling, both the forecast quality and the length of forecast time horizon matter. Thus, longer forecasts might be necessary to evaluate the role of forecasts for irrigation scheduling in a more effective way.

Cai, Ximing; Hejazi, Mohamad I.; Wang, Dingbao

2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

273

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

SciTech Connect

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

274

Similarity and generalized analysis of efficiencies of thermal energy storage systems  

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This paper examined the features of three typical thermal storage systems including: (1) direct storage of heat transfer fluid in containers, (2) storage of thermal energy in a packed bed of solid filler material, with energy being carried in/out by a flowing heat transfer fluid which directly contacts the packed bed, and (3) a system in which heat transfer fluid flows through tubes that are imbedded into a thermal storage material which may be solid, liquid, or a mixture of the two. The similarity of the three types of thermal storage systems was discussed, and generalized energy storage governing equations were introduced in both dimensional and dimensionless forms. The temperatures of the heat transfer fluid during energy charge and discharge processes and the overall energy storage efficiencies were studied through solution of the energy storage governing equations. Finally, provided in the paper are a series of generalized charts bearing curves for energy storage effectiveness against four dimensionless parameters grouped up from many of the thermal storage system properties including dimensions, fluid and thermal storage material properties, as well as the operational conditions including mass flow rate of the fluid, and the ratio of energy charge and discharge time periods. Engineers can conveniently look up the charts to design and calibrate the size of thermal storage tanks and operational conditions without doing complicated individual modeling and computations. It is expected that the charts will serve as standard tools for thermal storage system design and calibration.

Peiwen Li; Jon Van Lew; Cholik Chan; Wafaa Karaki; Jake Stephens; J. E. O'Brien

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Massively Multi-core Acceleration of a Document-Similarity Classifier to Detect Web Attacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes our approach to adapting a text document similarity classifier based on the Term Frequency Inverse Document Frequency (TFIDF) metric to two massively multi-core hardware platforms. The TFIDF classifier is used to detect web attacks in HTTP data. In our parallel hardware approaches, we design streaming, real time classifiers by simplifying the sequential algorithm and manipulating the classifier's model to allow decision information to be represented compactly. Parallel implementations on the Tilera 64-core System on Chip and the Xilinx Virtex 5-LX FPGA are presented. For the Tilera, we employ a reduced state machine to recognize dictionary terms without requiring explicit tokenization, and achieve throughput of 37MB/s at slightly reduced accuracy. For the FPGA, we have developed a set of software tools to help automate the process of converting training data to synthesizable hardware and to provide a means of trading off between accuracy and resource utilization. The Xilinx Virtex 5-LX implementation requires 0.2% of the memory used by the original algorithm. At 166MB/s (80X the software) the hardware implementation is able to achieve Gigabit network throughput at the same accuracy as the original algorithm.

Ulmer, C; Gokhale, M; Top, P; Gallagher, B; Eliassi-Rad, T

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

276

Long distance symmetries for nuclear forces and the similarity renormalization group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

277

Proceedings of EACL '99 Finding content-bearing terms using term similarities  

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Proceedings of EACL '99 Finding content-bearing terms using term similarities Justin Picard.picard@seco.unine.ch Abstract This paper explores the issue of using dif- ferent co-occurrence similarities between terms for separating query terms that are useful for retrieval from those that are harmful. The hypothesis under

278

Influence of the initial phase profile on the asymptotic self-similar parabolic dynamics  

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Influence of the initial phase profile on the asymptotic self-similar parabolic dynamics Christophe phase profile on the convergence towards asymptotic self-similar parabolic shape. More precisely, based on numerical simulations, we discuss the impact of an initial linear chirp and a phase shift. If the parabolic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Self-similar parabolic plasmonic beams Arthur R. Davoyan,1,2,  

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Self-similar parabolic plasmonic beams Arthur R. Davoyan,1,2, * Sergei K. Turitsyn,3 and Yuri S support stable self-similar plasmonic waves with a parabolic profile. Simplicity of a parabolic shape on availability of the basic waveforms with simple shapes, e.g., square top- flat, triangular, parabolic, and so

Turitsyn, Sergei K.

280

Self-similar solutions of the G-equation - analytic description of the flame surface  

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The main feature of the flame kinematics can be desribed with the G-equation. We investigate the solutions of the G-equation with the well-known self-similar Ansatz. The results are discussed and the method how to get self-similar solutions is briefly mentioned.

I. F. Barna

2010-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Return to Flight New Horizons  

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transfer success stories. For more successes and other OTT news, go to http://techtransfer.gsfc.nasa.gov. n

282

EXPANDING THE HORIZON MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS  

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., 1992. On farsidedness of palaeomagnetic poles: magnetic refraction, sediment compaction and dipole off., and Sager, W.W., 1994. Magnetic properties of basalts and sediments from the Lau Basin. In Hawkins, J., and Wilson, D., 2004. Paleomagnetic and rock magnetic signature of upper oceanic crust generated by superfast

Schönenberger, Christian

283

An horizon scan of biogeography  

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successioninanintegralprojectionmodelof populationN.E. Zimmermann) Projectionsofspeciesrangesandreferences for Integral ProjectionModels. References

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Multi-horizon stochastic programming  

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Aug 26, 2013 ... Keywords: stochastic programming, multistage, energy planning , scenario ..... consider a power producer with hydro power plants; clearly, the...

285

Exploiting breakdown of the similarity relation for diffuse light transport: simultaneous retrieval of scattering anisotropy and diffusion constant  

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As manifested in the similarity relation of diffuse light transport, it is difficult to assess single scattering characteristics from multiply scattered light. We take advantage of the limited validity of the diffusion approximation of light transport and demonstrate, experimentally and numerically, that even deep into the multiple scattering regime, time-resolved detection of transmitted light allows simultaneous assessment of both single scattering anisotropy and scattering mean free path, and therefore also macroscopic parameters like the diffusion constant and the transport mean free path. This is achieved via careful assessment of early light and matching against Monte Carlo simulations of radiative transfer.

Svensson, Tomas; Alerstam, Erik; Vynck, Kevin; Burresi, Matteo; Wiersma, Diederik S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

The Nature and Origin of Time-asymmetric Spacetime Structures  

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Time-asymmetric spacetime structures, in particular those representing black holes and the expansion of the universe, are intimately related to other arrows of time, such as the second law and the retardation of radiation. The nature of the quantum arrow, often attributed to a collapse of the wave function, is essential, in particular, for understanding the much discussed "black hole information loss paradox". This paradox assumes a new form and can possibly be avoided in a consistent causal treatment that may be able to avoid horizons and singularities. The master arrow that would combine all arrows of time does not have to be identified with a direction of the formal time parameter that serves to formulate the dynamics as a succession of global states (a trajectory in configuration or Hilbert space). It may even change direction with respect to a fundamental physical clock such as the cosmic expansion parameter if this was formally extended either into a future contraction era or to negative "pre-big-bang" values.

H. D. Zeh

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

287

Influence of time-dependent factors in the evaluation of critical infrastructure protection measures.  

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The examination of which protective measures are the most appropriate to be implemented in order to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from attacks on critical infrastructures and key resources typically involves a comparison of the consequences that could occur when the protective measure is implemented to those that could occur when it is not. This report describes a framework for evaluation that provides some additional capabilities for comparing optional protective measures. It illustrates some potentially important time-dependent factors, such as the implementation rate, that affect the relative pros and cons associated with widespread implementation of protective measures. It presents example results from the use of protective measures, such as detectors and pretrained responders, for an illustrative biological incident. Results show that the choice of an alternative measure can depend on whether or not policy and financial support can be maintained for extended periods of time. Choice of a time horizon greatly influences the comparison of alternatives.

Buehring, W. A.; Samsa, M. E.; Decision and Information Sciences

2008-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

288

I/O deduplication: utilizing content similarity to improve I/O performance  

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Duplication of data in storage systems is becoming increasingly common. We introduce I/O Deduplication, a storage optimization that utilizes content similarity for improving I/O performance by eliminating I/O operations and reducing the mechanical delays ...

Ricardo Koller; Raju Rangaswami

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Evaluation of Boundary Layer Similarity Theory for Stable Conditions in CASES-99  

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The MoninObukhov similarity theory and a generalized formulation of the mixing length for the stable boundary layer are evaluated using the Cooperative AtmosphereSurface Exchange Study-1999 (CASES-99) data. The large-scale wind forcing is ...

Kyung-Ja Ha; Yu-Kyung Hyun; Hyun-Mi Oh; Kyung-Eak Kim; Larry Mahrt

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

The use of orthogonal similarity relations in the prediction of authorship  

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Recent work on Authorship Attribution (AA) proposes the use of meta characteristics to train author models. The meta characteristics are orthogonal sets of similarity relations between the features from the different candidate authors. In that approach, ...

Upendra Sapkota; Thamar Solorio; Manuel Montes-y-Gmez; Paolo Rosso

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

MISCORE: mismatch-based matrix similarity scores for DNA motif detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To detect or discover motifs in DNA sequences, two important concepts related to existing computational approaches are motif model and similarity score. One of motif models, represented by a position frequency matrix (PFM), has been widely employed to ...

Dianhui Wang; Nung Kion Lee

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Comparison between VNIIEF computer programs used to study NPP safety and similar western codes  

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This report gives schematic comparison between VNIIEF computer programs used to study NPP safety and similar western codes. This comparison is schematic and in no way pretends to be complete.

Pevnitsky, A.V.; Tarasov, V.A.; Solovyev, V.P. [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

293

Close encounters: Analyzing how social similarity and propinquity contribute to strong network connections.  

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Models of network formation emphasize the importance of social similarity and propinquity in producing strong interpersonal connections. The positive effect each factor can have on tie strength has been documented across ...

Reagans, Ray Eugene

294

Self-similar solutions to the mean curvature flow in Euclidean and Minkowski space  

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In the first part of this thesis, we give a classification of all self-similar solutions to the curve shortening flow in the Euclidean plane R and discuss basic properties of the curves. The problem of finding the curves ...

Halldrsson, Hskuldur Ptur

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Do warehouses or other similar types of buildings need to comply...  

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warehouses or other similar types of buildings need to comply with the energy code? Any building that contains conditioned space must comply with either the IECC or ASHRAE Standard...

296

Method for Estimation of Surface Roughness and Similarity Function of Wind Speed Vertical Profile  

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This study is aimed at identifying and refining a method suitable to estimate the surface roughness length (z0) and the universal similarity function of the wind speed profile (?M) based on ultrasonic anemometer measurements carried out at only ...

Roberto Sozzi; Maurizio Favaron; Teodoro Georgiadis

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

The Nature of Symmetric Instability and Its Similarity to Convective and Inertial Instability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is shown that there exists a local similarity among SI (symmetric instability), BI (buoyancy or convective instability), and II (inertial instability) even for fully nonlinear viscous motion. The most unstable slope angles for SI are analyzed ...

Qin Xui; J. H. E. Clark

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Similarity Scales and Universal Profiles of Statistical Moments in the Convective Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The parameterization of the mixed layer based on a decomposition of statistical moments into nonpenetrative and residual components and on their local similarity is discussed. The method is examined by using laboratory data for nonpenetrative ...

Zbigniew Sorbjan

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Equations for Estimating the Similarity Parameter from Radiation Measurements within Weakly Absorbing Optically Thick Clouds  

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Series expansions are derived for estimating the similarity parameter, which is a combination of the single-scattering albedo and asymmetry factor, from radiance measurement deep in the interior of a weary absorbing cloud. One expansion requires ...

T. Duracz; N. J. McCormick

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Classification of the Entangled states L\\times N\\times N  

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We presented a general classification scheme for the tripartite $L\\times N\\times N$ entangled system under stochastic local operation and classical communication. The whole classification procedure consists of two correlated parts: the simultaneous similarity transformation of a commuting matrix pair into a canonical form and the study of internal symmetry of parameters in the canonical form. Based on this scheme, a concrete example of entanglement classification for a $3\\times N\\times N$ system is given.

Jun-Li Li; Shi-Yuan Li; Cong-Feng Qiao

2011-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Time and Frequency Portal  

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NIST Home > Time and Frequency Portal. Time and Frequency Portal. Programs and Projects. CODATA values of the fundamental constants ...

2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

302

Time Series and Forecasting  

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Time Series and Forecasting. Leigh, Stefan and Perlman, S. (1991). "An Index for Comovement of Time Sequences With ...

303

Fully Polynomial Time Approximation Schemes for Stochastic ...  

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Jun 10, 2013 ... finite horizon dynamic program (DP, to be distinguished from dynamic ... state of the system is observed before an action is taken. .... methods from statistical physics. ..... is the greatest convex function that does not lie above ? over the ...... of the (linear) multi-period knapsack problem [Faaland, 1981], our.

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Similarity Renormalization Group Evolution of Three-Nucleon Forces in a Hyperspherical Momentum Representation  

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A new framework for computing the Similarity Renormalization Group (SRG) evolution of three-nucleon forces (3NF) in momentum representation is presented. The use of antisymmetric three-particle hyperspherical momentum states ensures unitary evolutions within certain basis truncations, much like antisymmetric harmonic oscillator SRG evolutions. Additionally, in each partial wave the $T_{\\mbox{rel}}$-SRG regulator is exactly represented, similar to recent 3NF momentum representation evolutions. Unitary equivalence is demonstrated for the triton using several chiral two- plus three-nucleon interactions. This method allows for a clean visualization of the evolution of the three-nucleon forces, which manifests the SRG decoupling pattern and low-momentum universality.

Kyle A. Wendt

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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May 8, 2013 Each of us facing similar challenges on our own  

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May 8, 2013 #12;2 Each of us facing similar challenges on our own #12;3 DIY SaaS -e-commerce Video: the DIY (do it yourself) user experience Sample e-Commerce use cases Catalogs, Pricing, Product, enrich, apply The economics of DIY semantic SaaS Automate, instant ROI, DIY personalize & maintain k

Shamir, Ron

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An Empirical Analysis of Assortment Similarities Across U.S. Supermarkets  

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This paper examines pairwise assortment similarities at U.S. supermarkets to understand how assortment composition and size are related to underlying factors that describe local store clientele, local competitive structure, and the retail outlets' characteristics. ... Keywords: assortment, dyadic data, retailing, supermarket

Minha Hwang; Bart J. Bronnenberg; Raphael Thomadsen

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Evaluation of similarity measures for knowledge profiles from an expert directory: a field study  

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Expert directories describe the knowledge of the staff. From field data of an implementation of such an expert directory we calculated weighted connections between employees based on their shared topics. These relations will be used for recommending ... Keywords: expert directories, expert recommender, expert recommender systems, knowledge management, knowledge profile similarity

Wilko Kra; Ulrich Frsterling

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEAF: a novel estimator for long-range dependent self-similar network traffic  

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Long-range dependent (LRD) self-similar chaotic behaviour has been found to be present in internet traffic by many researchers. The Hurst exponent', H, is used as a measure of the degree of long-range dependence. A variety of techniques exist ...

Karim Mohammed Rezaul; Algirdas Pakstas; R. Gilchrist; Thomas M. Chen

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the (Dis)similarity of Transactional Memory Workloads Clay Hughes  

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characterization techniques will help TM architects select a small, diverse, set of TM workloads for their design to their similarities outside of the traditional lock/barrier model. This is a pitfall for computer architects. If too that architects can use to choose which programs to run based on the transactional feature that needs

Roy, Subrata

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CILIOS: Connectionist inductive learning and inter-ontology similarities for recommending information agents  

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For a software information agent, operating on behalf of a human owner and belonging to a community of agents, the choice of communicating or not with another agent becomes a decision to take, since communication generally implies a cost. Since these ... Keywords: Connectionist learning, Ontology similarities

D. Rosaci

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A similarity-based method for retrieving documents from the SCI/SSCI database  

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As more and more documents become electronically available, finding documents in large databases that fit users' needs is becoming increasingly important. In the past, the document search problem was dealt with using the database query approach or the ... Keywords: information retrieval, neural network, similarity

Yen-Liang Chen; Jhong-Jhih Wei; Shin-Yi Wu; Ya-Han Hu

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust Vision-based Underwater Target Identification & Homing Using Self-Similar  

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Robust Vision-based Underwater Target Identification & Homing Using Self-Similar Landmarks Amaury. Next generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) will be re- quired to robustly identify underwater targets for tasks such as inspection, locali- sation and docking. Given their often unstructured

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Similarity in visual designs: effects on workload and performance in a railed-shooter game  

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Games are a popular form of digital entertainment and one elusive question is how complex visual designs affect the player experience. We address one aspect of this topic in terms of similarity of visual features, explored both as an organizing principle ... Keywords: cognitive load, game design, user research, visual design

David Milam; Magy Seif El-Nasr; Lyn Bartram; Bardia Aghabeigi; Perry Tan

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tree-Traversing Ant Algorithm for term clustering based on featureless similarities  

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Many conventional methods for concepts formation in ontology learning have relied on the use of predefined templates and rules, and static resources such as WordNet. Such approaches are not scalable, difficult to port between different domains and incapable ... Keywords: Cluster analysis, Concept discovery, Featureless similarity measures, Ontology learning, Term clustering, Text mining

Wilson Wong; Wei Liu; Mohammed Bennamoun

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition events in butane simulations: Similarities across models Daniel M. Zuckermana)  

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Transition events in butane simulations: Similarities across models Daniel M. Zuckermana of long simulations of all-atom butane using both stochastic and fully solved molecular dynamics, we have behavior in molecular simulations has long been a topic of interest, and butane has been an important test

Zuckerman, Daniel M.

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Spatial attention evokes similar activation patterns for visual and auditory stimuli  

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Neuroimaging studies suggest that a fronto-parietal network is activated when we expect visual information to appear at a specific spatial location. Here we examined whether a similar network is involved for auditory stimuli. We used sparse fMRI to infer ...

David V. Smith; Ben Davis; Kathy Niu; Eric W. Healy; Leonardo Bonilha; Julius Fridriksson; Paul S. Morgan; Chris Rorden

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to differentiate serologically similar viral  

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Use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to differentiate serologically similar viral isolates. Through the use of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and specific primer sets for the amplification within half a day. VHSV / N gene / viral RNA purification / reverse transcription / PCR / genetic

Recanati, Catherine

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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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Real estate investment in Cuba : is now the right time?  

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On the eve of the fifty-year anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, change finally appears to be on the horizon for Cuba. In February 2008, Raul Castro succeeded his older brother Fidel as President of the Republic of Cuba. ...

Chaviano, Damien Bronsdon

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INVESTIGATION OF MIS ITEM 011589A AND 3013 CONTAINERS HAVING SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS  

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Recent testing has identified the presence of hydrogen and oxygen in MIS Item 011589A. This isolated observation has effectuated concern regarding the potential for flammable gas mixtures in containers in the storage inventory. This study examines the known physicochemical characteristics of MIS Item 011589A and queries the ISP Database for items that are most similar or potentially similar. Items identified as most similar are believed to have the highest probability of being chemically and structurally identical to MIS Item 011589A. Items identified as potentially like MIS Item 011589A have some attributes in common, have the potential to generate gases, but have a lower probability of having similar gas generating characteristics. MIS Item 011589A is an oxide that was generated prior to 1990 at Rocky Flats in Building 707. It was associated with foundry processing and had an actinide assay of approximately 77%. Prompt gamma analysis of MIS Item 011589A indicated the presence of chloride, fluorine, magnesium, sodium, and aluminum. Queries based on MIS representation classification and process of origin were applied to the ISP Database. Evaluation criteria included binning classification (i.e., innocuous, pressure, or pressure and corrosion), availability of prompt gamma analyses, presence of chlorine and magnesium, percentage of chlorine by weight, peak ratios (i.e., Na:Cl and Mg:Na), moisture, and percent assay. These queries identified 15 items that were most similar and 106 items that were potentially like MIS Item 011589A. Although these queries identified containers that could potentially generate flammable gases, verification and confirmation can only be accomplished by destructive evaluation and testing of containers from the storage inventory.

Friday, G

2006-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

322

Multiplicative cascades and seismicity in natural time  

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Natural time chi 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 kappa{sub 1}(ident to-{sup 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.

Sarlis, N. V.; Skordas, E. S.; Varotsos, P. A. [Department of Physics, Solid State Section and Solid Earth Physics Institute, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos, 157 84 Athens (Greece)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Compiling for time predictability  

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Within the T-CREST project we work on hardware/software architectures and code-generation strategies for time-predictable embedded and cyber-physical systems. In this paper we present the single-path code generation approach that we plan to explore and ... Keywords: compilers, real-time systems, time predictability, worst-case execution-time analysis

Peter Puschner; Raimund Kirner; Benedikt Huber; Daniel Prokesch

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Certifying execution time  

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In this paper we present the framework Abstraction-Carrying CodE Platform for Timing validation (ACCEPT), designed for timing analysis of embedded real-time systems using the worst-case execution time (WCET) as the safety parameter. In the context ...

Vtor Rodrigues; Joo Pedro Pedroso; Mrio Florido; Simo Melo de Sousa

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

(I,J) similar solutions to Euler and Navier-Stokes equations  

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In this paper we introduce (I,J) similar method for incompressible two and three dimensional Euler equations and Navier-Stokes equations, obtain a series of explicit (I,J) similar solutions to the incompressible two dimensional Euler equations, they include all of twin wave solutions, some new singularity solutions, and some global smooth solutions with finite energy. We also discover that twin wave solution and affine solution to two dimensional incompressible Euler equations are respectively plane wave and constant vector. Finally, we supply some explicit piecewise smooth solutions to incompressible three dimensional Euler and an example to incompressible three dimensional Navier-Stokes equations which indicates that viscosity limit of a solution to Navier-Stokes equations does not need to be a solution to Euler equations.

Ganshan Yang

2013-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Cosmic Nuclear Cycle and the Similarity of Nuclei and Stars  

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Repulsive interactions between neutrons in compact stellar cores cause luminosity and a steady outflow of hydrogen from stellar surfaces. Neutron repulsion in more massive compact objects made by gravitational collapse produces violent, energetic, cosmological events (quasars, gamma ray bursts, and active galactic centers) that had been attributed to black holes before neutron repulsion was recognized. Rather than evolving in one direction by fusion, nuclear matter on the cosmological scale cycles between fusion, gravitational collapse, and dissociation (including neutron-emission). This cycle involves neither the production of matter in an initial Big Bang nor the disappearance of matter into black holes. The similarity Bohr noted between atomic and planetary structures extends to a similarity between nuclear and stellar structures.

O. Manuel; Michael Mozina; Hilton Ratcliffe

2005-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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MAGNETIC HELICITY OF SELF-SIMILAR AXISYMMETRIC FORCE-FREE FIELDS  

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In this paper, we continue our theoretical studies addressing the possible consequences of magnetic helicity accumulation in the solar corona. Our previous studies suggest that coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are natural products of coronal evolution as a consequence of magnetic helicity accumulation and that the triggering of CMEs by surface processes such as flux emergence also have their origin in magnetic helicity accumulation. Here, we use the same mathematical approach to study the magnetic helicity of axisymmetric power-law force-free fields but focus on a family whose surface flux distributions are defined by self-similar force-free fields. The semi-analytical solutions of the axisymmetric self-similar force-free fields enable us to discuss the properties of force-free fields possessing a huge amount of accumulated magnetic helicity. Our study suggests that there may be an absolute upper bound on the total magnetic helicity of all bipolar axisymmetric force-free fields. With the increase of accumulated magnetic helicity, the force-free field approaches being fully opened up with Parker-spiral-like structures present around a current-sheet layer as evidence of magnetic helicity in the interplanetary space. It is also found that among the axisymmetric force-free fields having the same boundary flux distribution, the one that is self-similar is the one possessing the maximum amount of total magnetic helicity. This gives a possible physical reason why self-similar fields are often found in astrophysical bodies, where magnetic helicity accumulation is presumably also taking place.

Zhang Mei [Key Laboratory of Solar Activity, National Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Datun Road A20, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012 (China); Flyer, Natasha [Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States); Low, Boon Chye [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States)

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially Similar Practice Immediately Following Motor Sequence Learning Eliminates Offline Gains  

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Robust offline performance gains, beyond those that would be anticipated by being exposed to additional physical practice, have been reported during procedural learning. However, practice of unrelated procedural task performance within 4-6 hour after initial practice has been revealed to eliminate offline improvement. The present experiment assessed the relative impact of experiencing supplemental practice of a spatially or a motorically-similar procedural task immediately following practice of a target motor sequence task. Based on a contemporary model of procedural skill acquisition forwarded by Hikosaka and colleagues, we assumed exposure to a spatial compatible motor sequence rather than interfering would support rapid improvement in the production of the spatial variant of the target task without compromising important memory processes, which are conducted offline to improve delayed performance of the target task. Findings revealed the often demonstrated offline gain when the target task was performed in the absence of interfering task practice as well as the elimination of such gains when target task practice was followed with additional practice of either a novel or motorically-similar motor sequence task. While immediate performance of the spatially-similar task was facilitated by preceding target task training, offline gains for the target task no longer emerged. These data are consistent with a central premise of Hikosaka et al.s model that a spatial reference system plays an important role early during motor sequence learning but highlight the sensitivity of offline gains to task practice order.

Handa, Atul

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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On the effect of INQUERY term-weighting scheme on query-sensitive similarity measures  

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Cluster-based information retrieval systems often use a similarity measure to compute the association among text documents. In this thesis, we focus on a class of similarity measures named Query-Sensitive Similarity (QSS) measures. Recent studies have shown QSS measures to positively influence the outcome of a clustering procedure. These studies have used QSS measures in conjunction with the ltc term-weighting scheme. Several term-weighting schemes have superseded the ltc term-weighing scheme and demonstrated better retrieval performance relative to the latter. We test whether introducing one of these schemes, INQUERY, will offer any benefit over the ltc scheme when used in the context of QSS measures. The testing procedure uses the Nearest Neighbor (NN) test to quantify the clustering effectiveness of QSS measures and the corresponding term-weighting scheme. The NN tests are applied on certain standard test document collections and the results are tested for statistical significance. On analyzing results of the NN test relative to those obtained for the ltc scheme, we find several instances where the INQUERY scheme improves the clustering effectiveness of QSS measures. To be able to apply the NN test, we designed a software test framework, Ferret, by complementing the features provided by dtSearch, a search engine. The test framework automates the generation of NN coefficients by processing standard test document collection data. We provide an insight into the construction and working of the Ferret test framework.

Kini, Ananth Ullal

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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Evading the annotation bottleneck: using sequence similarity to search non-sequence gene data.  

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ral ssBioMed CentBMC Bioinformatics Open AcceMethodology article Evading the annotation bottleneck: using sequence similarity to search non-sequence gene data Michael J Gilchrist*1, Mikkel B Christensen1, Richard Harland2, Nicolas Pollet3, James C... for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Aichi 444-8585, Japan and 5Faculty of Life Sciences, Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK Email: Michael J Gilchrist* - m.gilchrist@gurdon.cam.ac.uk; Mikkel B Christensen - mbc32...

Gilchrist, Michael J; Christensen, Mikkel B; Harland, Richard; Pollet, Nicolas; Smith, James C; Ueno, Naoto; Papalopulu, Nancy

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

333

Managing time, part 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Masterful time management means not just tracking of messages in your personal environment, but managing your coordination network with others.

Peter J. Denning; Ritu Raj

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FREQUENCY AND TIME  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... STRATWARM observed and FLARES expected ... observed and PROTON FLARE expected (- - ) STRATWARM ... time of observed solar or geophysical ...

2003-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

335

QuickTime VR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

QuickTime VR. Christine Piatko and Sandy Ressler. ... Sandy Ressler's Office. Plant Floor of Black & Decker in Fayetteville NC. ...

336

Timed Property Sequence Chart  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Property Sequence Chart (PSC) is a novel scenario-based notation, which has been recently proposed to represent temporal properties of concurrent systems. This language balances expressive power and simplicity of use. However, the current version of ... Keywords: Property Sequence Chart, Real-time specification patterns, Timed Property Sequence Chart, Timing properties

Pengcheng Zhang; Bixin Li; Lars Grunske

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Bystander Effects Induced by Medium From Irradiated Cells: Similar Transcriptome Responses in Irradiated and Bystander K562 Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Cells exposed to ionizing radiation release factors that induce deoxyribonucleic acid damage, chromosomal instability, apoptosis, and changes in the proliferation rate of neighboring unexposed cells, phenomena known as bystander effects. This work analyzes and compares changes in global transcript levels induced by direct irradiation and by bystander effects in K562 (human erythroleukemia) cells. Methods and Materials: Cells were X-irradiated with 4 Gy or transferred into culture medium collected from cells 1 h after irradiation (irradiation-conditioned medium). Global transcript profiles were assessed after 36 h of growth by use of Affymetrix microarrays (Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA) and the kinetics of change of selected transcripts by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Results: The level of the majority (72%) of transcripts changed similarly (increase, decrease, or no change) in cells grown in irradiation-conditioned medium or irradiated, whereas only 0.6% showed an opposite response. Transcript level changes in bystander and irradiated cells were significantly different from those in untreated cells grown for the same amount of time and were confirmed by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for selected genes. Signaling pathways in which the highest number of transcripts changed in both conditions were found in the following groups: neuroactive ligand-receptor, cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction, Janus Kinase-Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription (JAK-STAT) and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) In control cells more transcripts were downregulated than in irradiated and bystander cells with transcription factors YBX1 and STAT5B, heat shock protein HSPA1A, and ribonucleic acid helicase DDX3X as examples. Conclusions: The transcriptomes of cells grown in medium from X-irradiated cells or directly irradiated show very similar changes. Signals released by irradiated cells may cause changes in the transcriptome of neighboring cells that sustain their survival.

Herok, Robert; Konopacka, Maria [Department of Experimental and Clinical Radiobiology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice (Poland); Polanska, Joanna; Swierniak, Andrzej [System Engineering Group, Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland); Rogolinski, Jacek [Department of Experimental and Clinical Radiobiology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice (Poland); Jaksik, Roman [System Engineering Group, Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland); Hancock, Ronald [Laval University Cancer Research Centre, Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Quebec, QC (Canada); Rzeszowska-Wolny, Joanna, E-mail: jwolny@io.gliwice.p [Department of Experimental and Clinical Radiobiology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice (Poland); System Engineering Group, Institute of Automatic Control, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice (Poland)

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embedding parameters in ab initio theory to develop well-controlled approximations based on molecular similarity  

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A means to take advantage of molecular similarity to lower the computational cost of electronic structure theory is proposed, in which parameters are embedded into a low-cost, low-level (LL) ab initio theory and adjusted to obtain agreement with a higher level (HL) ab initio theory. This approach is explored by training such a model on data for ethane and testing the resulting model on methane, propane and butane. The electronic distribution of the molecules is varied by placing them in strong electrostatic environments consisting of random charges placed on the corners of a cube. The results find that parameters embedded in HF/STO-3G theory can be adjusted to obtain agreement, to within about 2 kcal/mol, with results of HF/6-31G theory. Obtaining this level of agreement requires the use of parameters that are functions of the bond lengths, atomic charges, and bond orders within the molecules. The argument is made that this approach provides a well-controlled means to take advantage of molecular similarity in...

Tanha, Matteus; Cappiello, Alex; Gordon, Geoffrey J; Yaron, David J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Embedding parameters in ab initio theory to develop well-controlled approximations based on molecular similarity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A means to take advantage of molecular similarity to lower the computational cost of electronic structure theory is proposed, in which parameters are embedded into a low-cost, low-level (LL) ab initio theory and adjusted to obtain agreement with a higher level (HL) ab initio theory. This approach is explored by training such a model on data for ethane and testing the resulting model on methane, propane and butane. The electronic distribution of the molecules is varied by placing them in strong electrostatic environments consisting of random charges placed on the corners of a cube. The results find that parameters embedded in HF/STO-3G theory can be adjusted to obtain agreement, to within about 2 kcal/mol, with results of HF/6-31G theory. Obtaining this level of agreement requires the use of parameters that are functions of the bond lengths, atomic charges, and bond orders within the molecules. The argument is made that this approach provides a well-controlled means to take advantage of molecular similarity in quantum chemistry.

Matteus Tanha; Shiva Kaul; Alex Cappiello; Geoffrey J. Gordon; David J. Yaron

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarities and differences in the microstructure of attritor-milled Fe-Al-N compositions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although numerous studies of high-energy, ball-milled metal powders have been conducted, to date few studies have characterized the mechanical processing of identical elemental compositions of prealloyed powders and of powder blends. This study reports on the mechanical processing (attritor ball milling) in argon and nitrogen gas environments of (a) iron powder and prealloyed iron2 wt.% aluminum powder, and (b) iron-aluminum, iron-aluminum nitride, and iron-iron nitride powder blends. When nitrogen was milled into iron particles either from nitride powder or by gas infusion, the nitrogen dissolved interstitially in bcc-Fe (principally at the grain boundaries) or was present as bct-Fe nanoparticles at the bcc-Fe nanograin boundaries. The resulting nitrogen distribution was independent of how the nitrogen was added. Milled blends of iron and aluminum powder and prealloyed iron-aluminum powder resulted in similar microstructures: micrometer size particles with similar nanograin size. The aluminum in the blended powder mixture developed an ultrafine distribution on the grain boundaries, but it did not become uniformly distributed within the bcc-Fe grains. In contrast, the aluminum in prealloyed FeAl powder remained in solid solution during the mechanical milling.

Rawers, J.C.; Cook, D.C. (Old Dominion U., Norfolk, VA)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Quantum Operation Time Reversal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dynamics of an open quantum system can be described by a quantum operation, a linear, complete positive map of operators. Here, I exhibit a compact expression for the time reversal of a quantum operation, which is closely analogous to the time reversal of a classical Markov transition matrix. Since open quantum dynamics are stochastic, and not, in general, deterministic, the time reversal is not, in general, an inversion of the dynamics. Rather, the system relaxes towards equilibrium in both the forward and reverse time directions. The probability of a quantum trajectory and the conjugate, time reversed trajectory are related by the heat exchanged with the environment.

Crooks, Gavin E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Quantum Operation Time Reversal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dynamics of an open quantum system can be described by a quantum operation, a linear, complete positive map of operators. Here, I exhibit a compact expression for the time reversal of a quantum operation, which is closely analogous to the time reversal of a classical Markov transition matrix. Since open quantum dynamics are stochastic, and not, in general, deterministic, the time reversal is not, in general, an inversion of the dynamics. Rather, the system relaxes towards equilibrium in both the forward and reverse time directions. The probability of a quantum trajectory and the conjugate, time reversed trajectory are related by the heat exchanged with the environment.

Gavin E. Crooks

2007-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

344

U. S. gas market adapting to commoditization; electricity likely to follow similar course  

SciTech Connect

With the final implementation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 636 in 1994, the US natural gas industry fully entered the third phase of an evolution from regulation to deregulation and, finally, commoditization. Now, the only major segment of the natural gas industry left to fully deregulate is that of local distribution companies behind the city gate with smaller customers. A model for that type of deregulation exists in Canada, where in the Province of Ontario homeowners can choose from whom to buy gas. Other industries, such as long-distance telephone service and airlines, have recently gone through his evolution. The effect of commoditization is similar to that of Order 636, which unbundled the transportation and sales services of US interstate gas transmission pipelines. Commoditization has unbundled the risks inherent to the gas industry. The paper discusses deregulation, increased risks, risk management steps, financial instruments, and electricity deregulation.

Pruner, D. (KCS Energy Risk Management Inc., Edison, NJ (United States))

1995-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

345

On the Time Times Temperature Bound  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently Hod proposes a lower bound on the relaxation time of a perturbed thermodynamic system. For gravitational systems this bound transforms into a condition on the fundamental quasinormal frequency. We test the bound in some spacetimes whose quasinormal frequencies are calculated exactly, as the three-dimensional BTZ black hole, the D-dimensional de Sitter spacetime, and the D-dimensional Nariai spacetime. We find that for some of these spacetimes their fundamental quasinormal frequencies do not satisfy the bound proposed by Hod.

A. Lopez-Ortega

2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

346

Hapori: context-based local search for mobile phones using community behavioral modeling and similarity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Local search engines are very popular but limited. We present Hapori, a next-generation local search technology for mobile phones that not only takes into account location in the search query but richer context such as the time, weather and the ... Keywords: context-ware mobile search, local search, mobile phone sensing

Nicholas D. Lane; Dimitrios Lymberopoulos; Feng Zhao; Andrew T. Campbell

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

What Time is It?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... These are sometimes marketed as "atomic clocks", but ... problems include incorrectly setting your local time zone on the clock, batteries that need ...

2011-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

348

TIME CALIBRATED OSCILLOSCOPE SWEEP  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The time calibrator of an electric signal displayed on an oscilloscope is described. In contrast to the conventional technique of using time-calibrated divisions on the face of the oscilloscope, this invention provides means for directly superimposing equal time spaced markers upon a signal displayed upon an oscilloscope. More explicitly, the present invention includes generally a generator for developing a linear saw-tooth voltage and a circuit for combining a high-frequency sinusoidal voltage of a suitable amplitude and frequency with the saw-tooth voltage to produce a resultant sweep deflection voltage having a wave shape which is substantially linear with respect to time between equal time spaced incremental plateau regions occurring once each cycle of the sinusoidal voltage. The foregoing sweep voltage when applied to the horizontal deflection plates in combination with a signal to be observed applied to the vertical deflection plates of a cathode ray oscilloscope produces an image on the viewing screen which is essentially a display of the signal to be observed with respect to time. Intensified spots, or certain other conspicuous indications corresponding to the equal time spaced plateau regions of said sweep voltage, appear superimposed upon said displayed signal, which indications are therefore suitable for direct time calibration purposes.

Owren, H.M.; Johnson, B.M.; Smith, V.L.

1958-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

349

Semantics, experience and time  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The computational hypothesis, with its inherent representationalism, and the dynamical hypothesis, with its apparent absence of representations and its commitment to continuous time, stand at an impasse. It is unclear how the dynamical stance can handle ... Keywords: Computation, Experience, Invariance, Semantics, Situatedness, Time

Stephen E. Robbins

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Real-time shading  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Real-time procedural shading was once seen as a distant dream. When the first version of this course was offered four years ago, real-time shading was possible, but only with one-of-a-kind hardware or by combining the effects of tens to hundreds of rendering ...

Marc Olano; Kurt Akeley; John C. Hart; Wolfgang Heidrich; Michael McCool; Jason L. Mitchell; Randi Rost

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Fluoroalkyl and Alkyl Chains Have Similar Hydrophobicities in Binding to the Hydrophobic Wall of Carbonic Anhydrase  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The hydrophobic effect, the free-energetically favorable association of nonpolar solutes in water, makes a dominant contribution to binding of many systems of ligands and proteins. The objective of this study was to examine the hydrophobic effect in biomolecular recognition using two chemically different but structurally similar hydrophobic groups, aliphatic hydrocarbons and aliphatic fluorocarbons, and to determine whether the hydrophobicity of the two groups could be distinguished by thermodynamic and biostructural analysis. This paper uses isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) to examine the thermodynamics of binding of benzenesulfonamides substituted in the para position with alkyl and fluoroalkyl chains (H{sub 2}NSO{sub 2}C{sub 6}H{sub 4}-CONHCH{sub 2}(CX{sub 2}){sub n}CX{sub 3}, n = 0-4, X = H, F) to human carbonic anhydrase II (HCA II). Both alkyl and fluoroalkyl substituents contribute favorably to the enthalpy and the entropy of binding; these contributions increase as the length of chain of the hydrophobic substituent increases. Crystallography of the protein-ligand complexes indicates that the benzenesulfonamide groups of all ligands examined bind with similar geometry, that the tail groups associate with the hydrophobic wall of HCA II (which is made up of the side chains of residues Phe131, Val135, Pro202, and Leu204), and that the structure of the protein is indistinguishable for all but one of the complexes (the longest member of the fluoroalkyl series). Analysis of the thermodynamics of binding as a function of structure is compatible with the hypothesis that hydrophobic binding of both alkyl and fluoroalkyl chains to hydrophobic surface of carbonic anhydrase is due primarily to the release of nonoptimally hydrogen-bonded water molecules that hydrate the binding cavity (including the hydrophobic wall) of HCA II and to the release of water molecules that surround the hydrophobic chain of the ligands. This study defines the balance of enthalpic and entropic contributions to the hydrophobic effect in this representative system of protein and ligand: hydrophobic interactions, here, seem to comprise approximately equal contributions from enthalpy (plausibly from strengthening networks of hydrogen bonds among molecules of water) and entropy (from release of water from configurationally restricted positions).

J Mecinovic; P Snyder; K Mirica; S Bai; E Mack; R Kwant; D Moustakas; A Heroux; G Whitesides

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

352

TIMING OF SHOCK WAVES  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent relates to means for ascertaining the instant of arrival of a shock wave in an exploslve charge and apparatus utilizing this means to coordinate the timing of two operations involving a short lnterval of time. A pair of spaced electrodes are inserted along the line of an explosive train with a voltage applied there-across which is insufficient to cause discharge. When it is desired to initiate operation of a device at the time the explosive shock wave reaches a particular point on the explosive line, the device having an inherent time delay, the electrodes are located ahead of the point such that the ionization of the area between the electrodes caused by the traveling explosive shock wave sends a signal to initiate operation of the device to cause it to operate at the proper time. The operated device may be photographic equipment consisting of an x-ray illuminating tube.

Tuck, J.L.

1955-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Bacterial Community Succession During in situ Uranium Bioremediation: Spatial Similarities Along Controlled Flow Paths  

SciTech Connect

Bacterial community succession was investigated in a field-scale subsurface reactor formed by a series of wells that received weekly ethanol additions to re-circulating groundwater. Ethanol additions stimulated denitrification, metal reduction, sulfate reduction, and U(VI) reduction to sparingly soluble U(IV). Clone libraries of SSU rRNA gene sequences from groundwater samples enabled tracking of spatial and temporal changes over a 1.5 y period. Analyses showed that the communities changed in a manner consistent with geochemical variations that occurred along temporal and spatial scales. Canonical correspondence analysis revealed that the levels of nitrate, uranium, sulfide, sulfate, and ethanol strongly correlated with particular bacterial populations. As sulfate and U(VI) levels declined, sequences representative of sulfate-reducers and metal-reducers were detected at high levels. Ultimately, sequences associated with sulfate-reducing populations predominated, and sulfate levels declined as U(VI) remained at low levels. When engineering controls were compared to the population variation via canonical ordination, changes could be related to dissolved oxygen control and ethanol addition. The data also indicated that the indigenous populations responded differently to stimulation for bio-reduction; however, the two bio-stimulated communities became more similar after different transitions in an idiosyncratic manner. The strong associations between particular environmental variables and certain populations provide insight into the establishment of practical and successful remediation strategies in radionuclide-contaminated environments with respect to engineering controls and microbial ecology.

Hwang, Chiachi; Wu, Weimin; Gentry, Terry J.; Carley, Jack; Corbin, Gail A.; Carroll, Sue L.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Phil M.; Zhou, Jizhong; Criddle, Craig S.; Fields, Matthew W.

2009-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

354

Decoupling of Spurious Deep Bound States with the Similarity Renormalization Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Similarity Renormalization Group (SRG) is a continuous series of unitary transformations that can be implemented as a flow equation. When the relative kinetic energy ($\\Trel$) is used in the SRG generator, nuclear structure calculations have shown greatly improved convergence with basis size because of the decoupling of high-energy and low-energy physics. However this generator can sometimes be problematic. A test case is provided by a study of initial interactions from chiral effective field theories with large cutoffs, which can lead to spurious deep bound states. We would like the SRG to decouple these from the physical shallow bound states. However, with $\\Trel$ the high- and low-energy bound states are not decoupled in the usual sense. Replacing $\\Trel$ by the momentum-space diagonal of the Hamiltonian ($H_d$) in the SRG generator does produce decoupling, such that the shallow states are in the low-momentum region and the deep bound states are at higher momentum. The flow toward universal low-momentum interactions is also restored.

K. A. Wendt; R. J. Furnstahl; R. J. Perry

2011-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

355

Decoupling of spurious deeply bound states with the similarity renormalization group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The similarity renormalization group (SRG) is a continuous series of unitary transformations that can be implemented as a flow equation. When the relative kinetic energy (T{sub rel}) is used in the SRG generator, nuclear structure calculations have shown greatly improved convergence with basis size because of the decoupling of high-energy and low-energy physics. However this generator can sometimes be problematic. A test case is provided by a study of initial interactions from chiral effective field theories with large cutoffs, which can lead to spurious deeply bound states. We would like the SRG to decouple these from the physical shallow bound states. However, with T{sub rel} the high- and low-energy bound states are not decoupled in the usual sense. Replacing T{sub rel} by the momentum-space diagonal of the Hamiltonian (H{sub d}) in the SRG generator does produce decoupling, such that the shallow states are in the low-momentum region and the deeply bound states are at higher momentum. The flow toward universal low-momentum interactions is also restored.

Wendt, K. A.; Furnstahl, R. J.; Perry, R. J. [Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

356

Structural similarities between biogenic uraninites produced by phylogenetically and metabolically diverse bacteria.  

SciTech Connect

While the product of microbial uranium reduction is often reported to beUO2, a comprehensive characterization including stoichiometry and unit cell determination is available for only one Shewanella species. Here, we compare the products of batch uranyl reduction by a collection of dissimilatory metal- and sulfate-reducing bacteria of the genera Shewanella, Geobacter, Anaeromyxobacter, and Desulfovibrio under similar laboratory conditions. Our results demonstrate that U(VI) bioreduction by this assortment of commonly studied, environmentally relevant bacteria leads to the precipitation of uraninite with a composition between UO2.00 and UO2.075, regardless of phylogenetic or metabolic diversity. Coupled analyses, including electron microscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and powder diffraction, confirm that structurally and chemically analogous uraninite solids are produced. These biogenic uraninites have particle diameters of about 2-3 nm and lattice constants consistent with UO2.0 and exhibit a high degree of intermediate-range order. Results indicate that phylogenetic and metabolic variability within delta- and gamma-proteobacteria has little effect on nascent biouraninite structure or crystal size under the investigated conditions.

Sharp, Jonathan; Schofield, Eleanor J.; Veeramani, Harish; Suvorova, Elena; Kennedy, David W.; Marshall, Matthew J.; Mehta, Apurva; Bargar, John R.; Bernier-Latmani, Rizlan

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

SELF-SIMILAR STRUCTURE OF A HOT MAGNETIZED FLOW WITH THERMAL CONDUCTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have explored the structure of a hot magnetized accretion flow with thermal conduction. The importance of thermal conduction in hot accretion flows has been confirmed by observations of the hot gas surrounding Sgr A* and a few other nearby galactic nuclei. For a steady state structure of such accretion flows, a set of self-similar solutions is presented. In this paper, we have actually tried to re-check the solution presented by Abbassi et al. using a physical constraint. In this study, we find that Equation (29) places a new constraint that limits answers presented by Abbassi et al. In that paper, the parameter space, which is established in the new constraint, was plotted. However, the new requirement makes up only a small parameter space with physically acceptable solutions. And now in this paper, we have followed the idea with more effort and tried to find out how thermal conduction influences the structure of the disks in a physical parameter space. We have found that the existence of thermal conduction will lead to the reduction of accretion and radial and azimuthal velocities as well as the vertical thickness of the disk, which is slightly reduced. Moreover, the surface density of the disk will increase when thermal conduction becomes important in hot magnetized flow.

Ghasemnezhad, M.; Khajavi, M. [Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, 91775-1436 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Abbassi, S., E-mail: abbassi@ipm.ir [School of Physics, Damghan University, P.O. Box 36715-364, Damghan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Pointwise tube formulas for fractal sprays and self-similar tilings with arbitrary generators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a previous paper by the first two authors, a tube formula for fractal sprays was obtained which allows one to compute the tube formula for a certain class of self-similar fractals. The proof of this formula uses distributional techniques and requires fairly strong conditions on the geometry of the tiling (specifically, the inner tube formula for each generator of the fractal spray is required to be polynomial). Now we extend and strengthen the tube formula by removing the conditions on the geometry of the generators, and also by giving a proof of the tube formula for fractal sprays which holds pointwise, rather than distributionally. Hence, our tube formula for fractal sprays extends to higher dimensions the pointwise tube formula for (1-dimensional) fractal strings obtained earlier by Lapidus and van Frankenhuijsen. Our pointwise tube formulas are expressed as a sum of the residues of the ``tubular zeta function'' of the fractal spray in $\\mathbb{R}$. This sum ranges over the complex dimensions of the spr...

Lapidus, Michel L

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

RMP ELM Suppression in DIII-D Plasmas with ITER Similar Shapes and Collisionalities  

SciTech Connect

Large Type-I edge localized modes (ELMs) are completely eliminated with small n = 3 resonant magnetic perturbations (RMP) in low average triangularity, = 0.26, plasmas and in ITER similar shaped (ISS) plasmas, = 0.53, with ITER relevant collisionalities ve 0.2. Significant differences in the RMP requirements and in the properties of the ELM suppressed plasmas are found when comparing the two triangularities. In ISS plasmas, the current required to suppress ELMs is approximately 25% higher than in low average triangularity plasmas. It is also found that the width of the resonant q95 window required for ELM suppression is smaller in ISS plasmas than in low average triangularity plasmas. An analysis of the positions and widths of resonant magnetic islands across the pedestal region, in the absence of resonant field screening or a self-consistent plasma response, indicates that differences in the shape of the q profile may explain the need for higher RMP coil currents during ELM suppression in ISS plasmas. Changes in the pedestal profiles are compared for each plasma shape as well as with changes in the injected neutral beam power and the RMP amplitude. Implications of these results are discussed in terms of requirements for optimal ELM control coil designs and for establishing the physics basis needed in order to scale this approach to future burning plasma devices such as ITER.

Evans, T.E. [General Atomics, San Diego; Fenstermacher, M. E. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Moyer, R.A. [University of California, San Diego; Osborne, T. H. [General Atomics; Watkins, J. G. [Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); Gohil, P. [General Atomics; Joseph, I. [University of California, San Diego; Schaffer, M. J. [General Atomics, San Diego; Baylor, Larry R [ORNL; Becoulet, M. [CEA Cadarache, St. Paul lex Durance, France; Boedo, J.A. [University of California, San Diego; Burrell, K. H. [General Atomics; DeGrassie, J. S. [General Atomics, San Diego; Finken, K. H. [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysik, EURATOM-Association, Greifswald, Germany; Jernigan, Thomas C [ORNL; Jakubowski, M. W. [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysik, EURATOM-Association, Greifswald, Germany; Lasnier, C. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Lehnen, M. [Forschungszentrum Julich, Julich, Germany; Leonard, A. W. [General Atomics; Lonnroth, J. [Association Euratom-Tekes, Finland; Nardon, E. [CEA Cadarache, St. Paul lex Durance, France; Parail, V. [EURATOM / UKAEA, UK; Schmitz, O. [Forschungszentrum Julich, Julich, Germany; Unterberg, B. [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysik, EURATOM-Association, Greifswald, Germany; West, W.P. [General Atomics, San Diego

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Digital time delay  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and apparatus are provided for generating an output pulse following a trigger pulse at a time delay interval preset with a resolution which is high relative to a low resolution available from supplied clock pulses. A first lumped constant delay provides a first output signal at predetermined interpolation intervals corresponding to the desired high resolution time interval. Latching circuits latch the high resolution data to form a first synchronizing data set. A selected time interval has been preset to internal counters and corrected for circuit propagation delay times having the same order of magnitude as the desired high resolution. Internal system clock pulses count down the counters to generate an internal pulse delayed by an internal which is functionally related to the preset time interval. A second LCD corrects the internal signal with the high resolution time delay. A second internal pulse is then applied to a third LCD to generate a second set of synchronizing data which is complementary with the first set of synchronizing data for presentation to logic circuits. The logic circuits further delay the internal output signal with the internal pulses. The final delayed output signal thereafter enables the output pulse generator to produce the desired output pulse at the preset time delay interval following input of the trigger pulse.

Martin, A.D.

1986-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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361

VARIABLE TIME DELAY MEANS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrically variable time delay line is described which may be readily controlled simuitaneously with variable impedance matching means coupied thereto such that reflections are prevented. Broadly, the delay line includes a signal winding about a magnetic core whose permeability is electrically variable. Inasmuch as the inductance of the line varies directly with the permeability, the time delay and characteristic impedance of the line both vary as the square root of the permeability. Consequently, impedance matching means may be varied similariy and simultaneously w:th the electrically variable permeability to match the line impedance over the entire range of time delay whereby reflections are prevented.

Clemensen, R.E.

1959-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Investigation of the kinetic equation of cascade fragmentation theory at not self-similar subdivision  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cascade kinetic fragmentation process of solids is investigated when the condition probability density of splinter formation do not depends on time and has the property $P(\\rho, r, t) = P(\\rho/r)$. It is obtained the evolution equation for the probability distribution density in terms of its Mellin transformation. In the particular case $P(\\rho/r) = C (\\rho/r)^\\alpha$, the limit solution of this equation at $t \\to \\infty$ is found. It differs essentially from the Kolmogorov law.

R. E. Brodskii; Yu P. Virchenko

2008-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

363

Bogi and Capiron fields, Oriente Basin, Ecuador: Similar reservoirs but contrasting drive mechanisms and recoveries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bogi and Capiron fields are being developed under a unit agreement with Petroecuador. These adjoining fields straddle Block 16 in the Oriente Basin and probably share a common oil water contact. Both fields are simple four-way-dip closures which produce heavy oil from Campanian sandstones of similar quality. However, the two fields are remarkably different in terms of oil production and projected recovery as a result of differing structural closures, reservoir distributions and, hence, differing drive mechanisms. The main reservoir at Bogi field is an amalgamation of two fluvial sheet sandstones thought to be low-stand deposits associated with two falls in relative sea level. The reservoir is thick (56-78 ft) and, with an observed oil column of only 38 feet, a bottom-water drive mechanism is ubiquitous. The oil is heavy (18 API) and mobility ratios unfavorable; water production is high and oil recovery from conventional drilling is expected to be 3-5%. In contrast, only the upper fluvial sheet sandstone is present in Capiron field and a reservoir thickness of 32-48 ft combined with an oil column of 99 ft ensures an edge-water drive mechanism over most of the field with concomitant initial low water production and oil recoveries of approximately 30%. The contrast between Bogi and Capiron fields highlights the problems and challenges in the Block 16 area. Small structural closures filled with heavy oil are abundant and an accurate seismic depth map coupled with an understanding of reservoir distribution are vital to economic success.

Sanchez, H.; Morales, M.; Young, R.; Zambrano, H. [Maxus Ecuador Inc., Quito (Ecuador)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Time, energy & form  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Physical manifestations of time occur in natural forms of all sizes. Architectural form serves as shelter while providing a built envelope of human life, simultaneously influencing and influenced by energetic activities ...

McInnis, Martha Jane

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Dogs and Time  

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

Question: I travel often and worry how leaving for long periods of time (and boarding my dog) will affect her. I wouldn't think that dogs could understand the concept of...

366

Wood Use Across Time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?Forest products history and use ?Forest resource- the big picture ?Consumption- the big picture ?Trends forest products industry ? pulp & paper ? solid woodBack in Time ?1492 ? Columbus sailed the ocean blue! ? wood use- fuelwood American Indians ?1634: Jean Nicolet

Scott Bowe; United States Wood Use

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Technical Talks Timing  

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

Talks Timing The technical talks should last a maximum of 15 minutes with 5 minutes for set-up and 5 minutes for Q&A. No teamgroup presentations are allowed. The objective of...

368

Transient performance of substation grounding systems subjected to lightning and similar surge currents  

SciTech Connect

The frequency and time domain performance of a typical substation grounding system subjected to a lightning strike is described and discussed. The computed scalar potentials, electric fields and magnetic fields are presented graphically as a function of spatial coordinate, as a function of time and as a function of both. It is believed that these detailed results have not been published before. First, a double exponential lightning surge current is injected into the center of a square ground grid. This same surge current is then injected at one corner of the grid. The response of the grounding system to the frequency domain electromagnetic spectrum of this signal is computed by a frequency domain electromagnetic field analysis software package. Once all the frequency responses have been computed, the temporal and spatial distributions of the electromagnetic fields inside and near the substation are obtained by an inverse Fourier transformation of all these responses. The results are compared with some well known low frequency results and to recent published work in this area. These results indicate that the performance of the grounding system is significantly dependent on frequency and on the point of impact of the lightning strike.

Xiong, W.; Dawalibi, F.P. (Safe Engineering Services Technologies Ltd., Montreal, Quebec (Canada))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Quantum tunneling time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A simple model of a quantum clock is applied to the old and controversial problem of how long a particle takes to tunnel through a quantum barrier. The model I employ has the advantage of yielding sensible results for energy eigenstates, and does not require the use of time-dependant wave packets. Although the treatment does not forbid superluminal tunneling velocities, there is no implication of faster-than-light signaling because only the transit duration is measurable, not the absolute time of transit. A comparison is given with the weak-measurement post-selection calculations of Steinberg.

P. C. W. Davies

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

NSIT Computer Time Services: Internet Time Service (ITS) ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. NIST Special Publication 250-59 NIST Computer Time Services: Internet Time Service (ITS), Automated Computer Time Service (ACTS), ...

2012-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

371

The flip-over effect in self-similar laser-induced plasma expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a rigorous study of a dynamical model for a nonsymmetric expansion of laser-induced plasma plumes into the vacuum. The model is used in the laser film deposition technique and for remote chemical analysis in the so-called laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. It defines a particular class of solutions of the hydrodynamics equations when the (plasma) mass density, pressure, and temperature as functions of position have level surfaces that are ellipsoids. The time evolution of ellipsoid semiaxes is determined by the dynamical model. In this model we investigate the flip-over effect: A pancakelike shape of the plasma plume turns into a cigarlike shape and vice versa in due course of its expansion. The effect has been observed in experiments as well as in numerical simulations. In many practical cases, axially symmetric plasma plumes with the adiabatic constant of (5/3) (ideal gas) are used. For this case we prove that the flip-over effect occurs exactly once in the above dynamical model. This rigorous result agrees with the earlier experimental and numerical evidence and, hence, validates a wide applicability of the model.

Baxter, Nathan P.; Shabanov, Sergei V. [Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

372

SACM and the RCRA stabilization initiative: Similarities of principles and applicability  

SciTech Connect

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the corrective action provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provide standards for the remediation of environmental media contaminated with hazardous substances or hazardous waste, respectively. In both cases, prior to the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) development of the two subject reform initiatives, existing formal processes specified the level of site investigation required, the process for reaching a decision on the method of remediation, public participation in the decision process, and enforcement authorities that include orders and schedules of compliance. Traditionally, implementation of these processes has resulted in a great amount of time, effort, and money being expended before actual remediation began. Following criticism from the public and the regulated community, the EPA has proposed streamlining reforms for hazardous waste site cleanup under both CERCLA and RCRA that will begin remediation sooner with lower costs. The purpose of this Information Brief is to discuss the common goals, processes, and strategies of the Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model (SACM) and the RCRA Stabilization Initiative.

NONE

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Probabilistic timed behavior trees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

374

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

375

Timed fast charger  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a charger for rechargeable electrochemical cells, a transformer charging circuit supplies a charging current to the battery at a fast charge rate for a predetermined time followed by a continuous slow charge rate. A normally closed automatic reset thermostat in series with the rectifier diodes in the charging circuit, and thermally coupled to them, opens after a period of time, dependent upon the heat generated by the rectifier diodes and upon the thermal mass of the thermostat and diodes, and terminates the fast charge current. A resistor, shunted across the thermostat and thermally coupled to it, establishes a slow charge rate current path when the thermostat opens. Heat generated in the resistor causes the thermostat to remain open as long as the battery is connected and ac power is supplied to the transformer primary winding.

Mullersman, F.H.

1981-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

376

Internet Topology over Time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are few studies that look closely at how the topology of the Internet evolves over time; most focus on snapshots taken at a particular point in time. In this paper, we investigate the evolution of the topology of the Autonomous Systems graph of the Internet, examining how eight commonly-used topological measures change from January 2002 to January 2010. We find that the distributions of most of the measures remain unchanged, except for average path length and clustering coefficient. The average path length has slowly and steadily increased since 2005 and the average clustering coefficient has steadily declined. We hypothesize that these changes are due to changes in peering policies as the Internet evolves. We also investigate a surprising feature, namely that the maximum degree has changed little, an aspect that cannot be captured without modeling link deletion. Our results suggest that evaluating models of the Internet graph by comparing steady-state generated topologies to snapshots of the real data ...

Edwards, Benjamin; Stelle, George; Forrest, Stephanie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Space Time Matter inflation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study a model of power-law inflationary inflation using the Space-Time-Matter (STM) theory of gravity for a five dimensional (5D) canonical metric that describes an apparent vacuum. In this approach the expansion is governed by a single scalar (neutral) quantum field. In particular, we study the case where the power of expansion of the universe is $p \\gg 1$. This kind of model is more successful than others in accounting for galaxy formation.

Mariano Anabitarte; Mauricio Bellini

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

MARIAH-A Similarity-Based Method for Determining Wind, Temperature, and Humidity Profile Structure in the Atmospheric Surface Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Methodology for determining the similarity scaling constants for wind, temperature, and specific humidity from micrometeorological tower data is presented. The equations and the approach for solving them are referred to as MARIAH. The MARIAH ...

Henry Rachele; Arnold Tunick; Frank V. Hansen

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Similarity of Deep Continental Cumulus Convection as Revealed by a Three-Dimensional Cloud-Resolving Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional cloud-resolving simulation of midlatitude continental convection during the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program summer 1997 intensive observation period (IOP) is used to study the similarity of several second and ...

Marat F. Khairoutdinov; David A. Randall

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Using Similarity Theory to Parameterize Mesoscale Heat Fluxes Generated by Subgrid-Scale Landscape Discontinuities in GCMs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Similarity theory was used to develop a parameterization of mesoscale heat fluxes induced by landscape discontinuities for large-scale atmospheric models (e.g., general circulation models). For this purpose, Buckingham Pi theory, a systematic ...

Barry H. Lynn; Frank Abramopoulos; Roni Avissar

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

A geometrical solution to time series searching invariant to shifting and scaling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The technique of searching for similar patterns among time series data is very useful in many applications. The problem becomes difficult when shifting and scaling are considered. We find that we can treat the problem geometrically and the major contribution ... Keywords: information search and retrieval, similarity search, spatial indexing, time series database

Mi Zhou; Man-Hon Wong; Kam-Wing Chu

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

QUADRENNIAL MCNP TIMING STUDY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Monte Carlo N-Particle radiation transport code, MCNP, is widely used around the world for many radiation protection and shielding applications. As a well-known standard it is also an excellent vehicle for assessing the relative performance of scientific computing platforms. Every three-to-four years a new version of MCNP is released internationally by the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. For each of the past few releases, we have also done a timing study to assess the progress of scientific computing platforms and software. These quadrennial timing studies are valuable to the radiation protection and shielding community because (a) they are performed by a recognized scientific team, not a computer vendor, (b) they use an internationally recognized code for radiation protection and shielding calculations, (c) they are eminently reproducible since the code and the test problems are internationally distributed. Further, if one has a computer platform, operating system, or compiler not presented in our results, its performance is directly comparable to the ones we report because it can use the same code, data, and test problems as we used. Our results, using a single processor per platform, indicate that hardware advances during the past three years have improved performance by less than a factor of two and software improvements have had a marginal effect on performance. The most significant impacts on performance have resulted from developments in multiprocessing and multitasking. The other most significant advance in the last three years has been the accelerated improvements in personal computers. In the last timing study, the tested personal computer was approximately a factor of four slower that the fastest machine tested, a DEC Alphastation 500. In the present study, the fastest PC tested was less than a factor of two slower than the fastest platform, which is a Compaq (previously DEC) Alpha XP1000.

E. C. SELCOW; B. D. LANSRUD

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Exploiting VERITAS Timing Information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

384

A big bucket time indexed formulation for nonpreemptive single ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hamish Waterer?. Centre for Optimal Planning and Operations ... tion assumes the problem data to be integer and discretises a sufficiently large planning horizon ...... The strong valid inequalities for the polyhedron conv(Z) are obtained by transforming the facet- ..... j is maximal then it is always the case that wL j (1,uL j ) <.

385

Good Timing: NIST/CU Collaboration Adds Timing Capability ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... With the added capability to track the timing of dynamic biochemical reactions, cell ... to measure sensor signals at two points in time at a rate of up to ...

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

386

A Time Bucket Formulation for the TSP with Time Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nov 10, 2009 ... The Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows (TSPTW) is the problem of finding a ... To obtain a good partition of the time windows, we.

387

Cascade amplification of self-similar frequency-modulated pulses in normal group velocity dispersion active fibres  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines the possibility of efficient amplification of self-similar frequency-modulated wave packets in longitudinally inhomogeneous active fibres. We analyse the dynamics of parabolic pulses with a constant frequency modulation rate and derive algorithms for optimising the group velocity dispersion profile in order to ensure self-similar propagation of such pulses. We demonstrate that the use of a cascade scheme can ensure efficient amplification of individual subpicosecond pulses of this type. (optical fibres, lasers and amplifiers. properties and applications)

Zolotovskii, Igor' O; Okhotnikov, Oleg G; Sementsov, Dmitrii I; Sysolyatin, A A; Fotiadi, A A

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

388

Analogous or Similar Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... or distributed for consumption by individuals; ... and labeling of many household 'consumer commodities ... ENERGY STAR; Material safety data sheets ...

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

389

Textual Similarity Aqeel Hussain  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Figure 2.6: Examples of correlations between seismic reflection data and two-way incidence reflection of Industry, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic. Sawaf, T., D. Al-Saad, A. Gebran, M. Barazangi, J.A. Best and T

390

Other Differentials are Similar  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

York and Philadelphia. As you can see, the gasoline price differentials between these cities are often more than 10 cents per gallon, and occasionally exceed 15 cents, although...

391

The Heliosphere in Time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Because of the dynamic nature of the interstellar medium, the Sun should have encountered a variety of different interstellar environments in its lifetime. As the solar wind interacts with the surrounding interstellar medium to form a heliosphere, different heliosphere shapes, sizes, and particle contents result from the different environments. Some of the large possible interstellar parameter space (density, velocity, temperature) is explored here with the help of global heliosphere models, and the features in the resulting heliospheres are compared and discussed. The heliospheric size, expressed as distance of the nose of the heliopause to the Sun, is set by the solar wind - interstellar pressure balance, even for extreme cases. Other heliospheric boundary locations and neutral particle results correlate with the interstellar parameters as well. If the H0 clouds identified in the Millennium Arecibo survey are typical of clouds encountered by the Sun, then the Sun spends ~99.4% of the time in warm low density ISM, where the typical upwind heliosphere radii are up to two orders of magnitude larger than at present.

H. -R. Mller; P. C. Frisch; B. D. Fields; G. P. Zank

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

392

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":""}]}

393

The Wiener Disorder Problem with Finite Horizon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of pattern recognition analysis); changes of the critical modes in electric-energy systems; the appearance of historical texts or manuscripts; the study of archeological sites, etc. Specific applications described in [1 with dependent data; changes in hazard rates as shown to occur after bone-marrow transplantation for leukemia

Heil, Matthias

394

4Research Horizons by JOHN TOON  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), U.S. Department of Energy where they can continue to monitor energy management." By working with the U.S. Department of Energy energy consumption. Working with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Georgia Environmental Partnership

Sherrill, David

395

Pluto's Seasons: New Predictions for New Horizons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since the last Pluto volatile transport models were published (Hansen and Paige 1996), we have (i) new stellar occultation data from 2002 and 2006-2012 that have roughly twice the pressure as the discovery occultation of 1988, (ii) new information about the surface properties of Pluto, (iii) a spacecraft due to arrive at Pluto in 2015, and (iv) a new volatile transport model that is rapid enough to allow a large parameter-space search. Such a parameter-space search coarsely constrained by occultation results reveals three broad solutions: a high-thermal inertia, large volatile inventory solution with permanent northern volatiles (PNV); a lower thermal-inertia, smaller volatile inventory solution with exchanges between hemispheres, and a pressure plateau beyond 2015 (exchange with pressure plateau, EPP); and solutions with still smaller volatile inventories, with an early collapse of the atmosphere prior to 2015 (exchange with early collapse, EEC). PNV is favored by stellar occultation data, but EEC cannot yet...

Young, Leslie A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

SimPaD: A word-similarity sentence-based plagiarism detection tool on Web documents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Plagiarism is a serious problem that infringes copyrighted documents/materials, which is an unethical practice and decreases the economic incentive received by their legal owners. Unfortunately, plagiarism is getting worse due to the increasing number ... Keywords: Plagiarism, graphical view, sentence similarity, word manipulation, word-correlation factor

Maria Soledad Pera; Yiu-Kai Ng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

WINDOWS AND FACADES RETRIEVAL USING SIMILARITY ON GRAPH OF CONTOURS Jean-Emmanuel Haugeard, Sylvie Philipp-Foliguet, Frederic Precioso  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

WINDOWS AND FACADES RETRIEVAL USING SIMILARITY ON GRAPH OF CONTOURS Jean-Emmanuel Haugeard, Sylvie topic. In this context, the detection, representation and classification of windows can be beneficial for the identification of the respective fa- cade. In this paper, a novel method for windows and facade retrieval

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

398

NIST Time Scale Data Archive  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Time Scale Data Archive. ... The AT1 scale is run in real time using data from an ensemble of cesium standards and hydrogen masers. ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

399

Time and Frequency Division Homepage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Controlled ClocksTelephone TimeDivision HistoryFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Time and Frequency from A to Z: An illustrated glossaryA Walk ...

2013-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

400

Time dependent Directional Profit Model for Financial Time Series Forecasting  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Time dependent Directional Profit Model for Financial Time Series Forecasting Jingtao YAO Chew Lim@comp.nus.edu.sg Abstract Goodness­of­fit is the most popular criterion for neural network time series forecasting. In the context of financial time series forecasting, we are not only concerned at how good the forecasts fit

Yao, JingTao

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401

Optimal Real-time Dispatch for Integrated Energy Systems  

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and HVAC operations. A real-time optimization program suchHVAC IES ISO-NE LBNL MILP NOx NP NRC NREL OLS P&DC PJM PUCT PURPA PV RETScreen RReDC Hybrid OptimizationHVAC equipment and other building energy equipment. This research is similar to the IES dispatch optimization

Firestone, Ryan Michael

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

A comparative analysis of Painlev, Lax Pair, and Similarity Transformation methods in obtaining the integrability conditions of nonlinear Schrdinger equations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We derive the integrability conditions of nonautonomous nonlinear Schr$\\rm\\ddot o$dinger equations using the Lax Pair and Similarity Transformation methods. We present a comparative analysis of these integrability conditions with those of the Painlev$\\rm\\acute{e}$ method. We show that while the Painlev$\\rm\\acute{e}$ integrability conditions restrict the dispersion, nonlinearity, and dissipation/gain coefficients to be space-independent and the external potential to be only a quadratic function of position, the Lax Pair and the Similarity Transformation methods allow for space-dependent coefficients and an external potential that is not restricted to the quadratic form. The integrability conditions of the Painlev$\\rm\\acute{e}$ method are retrieved as a special case of our general integrability conditions. We also derive the integrability conditions of nonautonomous nonlinear Schr$\\rm\\ddot o$dinger equations for two- and three-spacial dimensions.

U. Al Khawaja

2010-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

403

First-passage-time problems in time-aware networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

404

NIST: A Walk Through Time - The "Atomic Age" of Time ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Transportation, communication, financial transactions, manufacturing, electric power and many ... The next generation of time standards is presently ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

405

Middle-term electrical load forecasting by time series decomposition. Report for EUNITE 2001 Competition, 2001. Available at http://neuron.tuke.sk/competition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. We present the results of our work in the frame of World-Wide Competition organized within the EUNITE network. For the middle-term electric load forecasting task with prediction horizon 1-31 days ahead we decided to develop a simple model based on decomposition of analyzed time series. The additive components were estimated using the training data collected by the Eastern Slovakian Electricity Corporation during the period 1997-1998. The model was validated by using of the real data from the first 20 days in December 1998. For final application the model was retrained and the requested forecasts were performed. The temperatures in January 1999, which form the inputs to the model, were estimated by moving average methods applied on historical data sets. 1

Emil Pelikn

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

NIST Time Scale Data Archive  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NIST Time Scale Data Archive. Updated monthly. Return to Archive index Leap second and UT1-UTC information. This page ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

407

Personalised time-dependent learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Time-dependent instruction appears to shape next-generation learning systems, where the value of instruction is as important as the time it takes to learn. The ability to grasp the exact knowledge required to accomplish a specific task, in the ... Keywords: adaptive learning, authoring tools, knowledge management, learning granularity, learning objects, learning resources, learning technology, learning web, ontology, personalised learning, semantic web, time constraints, time-dependent learning, timeliness

R. Benlamri; Y. Atif; J. Berri

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Gravitational Collapse In Husain Space-time For Brans-Dicke Gravity Theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The motive of this work is to study gravitational collapse in Husain space-time, in Brans-Dicke gravity theory. Among many scalar-tensor theories of gravity, Brans-Dicke is the simplest and the impact of it can be regulated by two parameters, coupling constant $\\omega$, and the assumed field dependency parameter $n$. V. Husain's work on exact solution for null fluid collapse in 1996 has influenced many authors to follow his way to find the end-state of the homogeneous/inhomogeneous dust cloud collapse using Vaidya's metric. Detecting whether the cosmological singularity is naked or wrapped by an event horizon, by the existence of future directed radial null geodesic emitted in past from the singularity is the basic objective. To point out the existence of positive trajectory tangent solution, both particular parametric cases (through tabular forms) and wide range contouring process have been applied. Precisely, perfect fluid's EoS ($p=k\\rho$) satisfies a wide range of phenomena: from dust to exotic fluid like dark energy. We have used this EoS parameter $k$ to determine the end state of collapse in different cosmological era. Our main target is to check low $\\omega$ (more Brans-Dicke effect) and negative $k$ zones. This particularly characterizes the nature of collapse end-state in accelerated expansion in Brans-Dicke gravity. It is noted that "low $\\omega$ $-$ low EoS parameter" increases the probability of getting naked singularities.

Prabir Rudra; Ritabrata Biswas; Ujjal Debnath

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

409

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

410

On the Metric of Space-time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Maxwell's equations are obeyed in a one-parameter group of isotropic gravity-free flat space-times whose metric depends upon the value of the group parameter. An experimental determination of this value has been proposed. If it is zero, the metric is Minkowski's. If it is non-zero, the metric is not Poincare invariant and local frequencies of electromagnetic waves change as they propagate. If the group parameter is positive, velocity independent red shifts develop and the group parameter plays a role similar to that of Hubble's constant in determining the relation of these redshifts to propagation distance. In the resulting space-times, the velocity dependence of Doppler shifts is a function of propagation distance. If the group parameter and Hubble's constant have the same order of magnitude, observed frequency shifts in radiation received from stellar sources can imply source velocities quite different from those implied in Minkowski space. In these space-times, electromagnetic waves received from bodies in galactic Kepler orbits undergo frequency shifts which are indistinguishable from shifts currently attributed to dark matter and dark energy in Minkowski space, or to a non-Newtonian physics.

Carl E. Wulfman

2013-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

411

The LCLS Timing Event System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Linac Coherent Light Source requires precision timing trigger signals for various accelerator diagnostics and controls at SLAC-NAL. A new timing system has been developed that meets these requirements. This system is based on COTS hardware with a mixture of custom-designed units. An added challenge has been the requirement that the LCLS Timing System must co-exist and 'know' about the existing SLC Timing System. This paper describes the architecture, construction and performance of the LCLS timing event system.

Dusatko, John; Allison, S.; Browne, M.; Krejcik, P.; /SLAC

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

412

Time  

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Judges 9:00- 9:25 Materials Science Mathew Cherukara Shock Induced Chemistry of NiAl Nano-Composites Chen, X. Gyrya, V. 9:25- 9:50 Materials Science Christian Sorensen Explosive...

413

Time-dependent quasi-spherical accretion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Differentially rotating, "advection-dominated" accretion flows are considered in which the heat generated by viscous dissipation is retained in the fluid. The equations of time-dependent quasi-spherical accretion are solved in a simplified one-dimensional model that neglects the latitudinal dependence of the flow. A self-similar solution is presented that has finite size, mass, angular momentum and energy. This may be expected to be an attractor for the initial-value problem in which a cool and narrow ring of fluid orbiting around a central mass heats up, spreads radially and is accreted. The solution provides some insight into the dynamics of quasi-spherical accretion and avoids many of the strictures of the steady self-similar solution of Narayan & Yi. Special attention is given to the astrophysically important case in which the adiabatic exponent gamma=5/3; even in this case, the flow is found to be differentially rotating and bound to the central object, and accretion can occur without the need for powerful outflows.

G. I. Ogilvie

1999-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

414

KOLMOGOROV THEORY VIA FINITE-TIME AVERAGES C. FOIAS1,2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

are either based on an ergodic hypothesis (see e.g. [23]) or through a mathematically esoteric notion is to derive similar estimates directly for finite-time averages without resorting to any esoteric relation

Jolly, Michael S.

415

Climate Signal Detection Using Wavelet Transform: How to Make a Time Series Sing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the application of the wavelet transform (WT) to climate time series analyses is introduced. A tutorial description of the basic concept of WT compared with similar concepts used in music, is also provided. Using an analogy between ...

K-M. Lau; Hengyi Weng

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

All Time, All the Time: Improving NIST Radio  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... need for manual adjustments when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends, and allowing automatic resetting of clocks following a power outage.

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

417

A Time Bucket Formulation for the TSP with Time Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Nov 5, 2009 ... Abstract: The Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows (TSPTW) is the problem of finding a minimum-cost path visiting a set of cities...

418

NIST: A Walk Through Time - World Time Scales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... A Walk Through Time - Home Page ... and technologists recognized the inadequacy of timekeeping based on the motion of the Earth, which fluctuates ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

419

Al-Qaeda and the Phinehas Priesthood terrorist groups with a common enemy and similar justifications for terrorist tactics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The majority of studies on terrorist groups in the past have been conducted from the perspectives of political science, sociology, or psychology. This historical comparative study examines two terrorist organizations through a human resource development (HRD) lens. The study's goal is to provide a fresh perspective on terrorism to the current discussion of the subject within the public and private sectors. A comprehensive literature review is used to examine religiously based terrorist groups. The following HRD models and theories are used to frame this research: the Basic Systems Model of Swanson and Holton (2001), Daft's definition of an organization (2001), the work of Watkins and Marsick (1992 & 1993) on learning organizations, and group theory as discussed by Johnson and Johnson (2000). Crenshaw's (2001) work on terrorist group theory also helps provide a foundation to the discussion. The study begins with a short review of terrorism during the twentieth, and the first years of the twenty-first centuries. Next, the histories, cultures, and beliefs of the fundamentalist Islamic or Islamist movement and the Christian Identity movement are traced. The focus is then narrowed and an in-depth study of al-Qaeda and the Phinehas Priesthood, from the Islamist and Christian Identity movements, respectively, is conducted. The context of HRD organizational traits is used to portray the similarities and differences between these terrorist groups. There were eight major findings from this study. 1. Al-Qaeda and the Phinehas Priesthood possess structure and demonstrate input, output, process, and interaction with, and feedback from their external environment (Swanson & Holton, 2001) as do conventional organizations. 2. Both groups demonstrate structure and group dynamics similar to conventional organizations. 3. Members of both groups profess beliefs similar to those in mainstream Islam and Christianity, respectively. 4. The belief that God's law is superior to that of man in held in common by al-Qaeda and the Priesthood. This belief is based on the revealed word of God, the Koran and Bible, respectively. 5. Members of both groups believe they have been chosen by God to right the wrongs of society and/or the world. Violent acts in support of this mission are fully justified. 6. A common goal of these groups is to establish racially and culturally pure societies on some scale. 7. Al-Qaeda and the Phinehas Priesthood are both anti-Semitic. 8. Members of these groups are culturally isolated from mainstream society. The study makes four recommendations to HRD practitioners, government policy makers, and educators in pursuit of the goal of providing a fresh perspective on terrorism.

Davis, Danny Wayne

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Time-lock Puzzles and Timed-release Crypto  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our motivation is the notion of ``timed-release crypto,'''' where the goal is to encrypt a message so that it can not be decrypted by anyone, not even the sender, until a pre-determined amount of time has passed. The goal is to ``send information into ...

R. L. Rivest; A. Shamir; D. A. Wagner

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor control rod timing system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fluid driven jet-edge whistle timing system for control rods of a nuclear reactor for producing real-time detection of the timing of each control rod in its scram operation. An important parameter in reactor safety, particularly for liquid metal fast breeder reactors (LMFBR), is the time deviation between the time the control rod is released and the time the rod actually reaches the down position. The whistle has a nearly pure tone signal with center frequency (above 100 kHz) far above the frequency band in which the energy of the background noise is concentrated. Each control rod can be fitted with a whistle with a different frequency so that there is no ambiguity in differentiating the signal from each control rod.

Wu, Peter T. K. (Clifton Park, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

VARIABLE TIME-INTERVAL GENERATOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent relates to a pulse generator and more particularly to a time interval generator wherein the time interval between pulses is precisely determined. The variable time generator comprises two oscillators with one having a variable frequency output and the other a fixed frequency output. A frequency divider is connected to the variable oscillator for dividing its frequency by a selected factor and a counter is used for counting the periods of the fixed oscillator occurring during a cycle of the divided frequency of the variable oscillator. This defines the period of the variable oscillator in terms of that of the fixed oscillator. A circuit is provided for selecting as a time interval a predetermined number of periods of the variable oscillator. The output of the generator consists of a first pulse produced by a trigger circuit at the start of the time interval and a second pulse marking the end of the time interval produced by the same trigger circuit.

Gross, J.E.

1959-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

423

Time Evolution of Entanglement Entropy from Black Hole Interiors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We compute the time-dependent entanglement entropy of a CFT which starts in relatively simple initial states. The initial states are the thermofield double for thermal states, dual to eternal black holes, and a particular pure state, dual to a black hole formed by gravitational collapse. The entanglement entropy grows linearly in time. This linear growth is directly related to the growth of the black hole interior measured along "nice" spatial slices. These nice slices probe the spacelike direction in the interior, at a fixed special value of the interior time. In the case of a two-dimensional CFT, we match the bulk and boundary computations of the entanglement entropy. We briefly discuss the long time behavior of various correlators, computed via classical geodesics or surfaces, and point out that their exponential decay comes about for similar reasons. We also present the time evolution of the wavefunction in the tensor network description.

Thomas Hartman; Juan Maldacena

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

424

Time Evolution of Entanglement Entropy from Black Hole Interiors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We compute the time-dependent entanglement entropy of a CFT which starts in relatively simple initial states. The initial states are the thermofield double for thermal states, dual to eternal black holes, and a particular pure state, dual to a black hole formed by gravitational collapse. The entanglement entropy grows linearly in time. This linear growth is directly related to the growth of the black hole interior measured along "nice" spatial slices. These nice slices probe the spacelike direction in the interior, at a fixed special value of the interior time. In the case of a two-dimensional CFT, we match the bulk and boundary computations of the entanglement entropy. We briefly discuss the long time behavior of various correlators, computed via classical geodesics or surfaces, and point out that their exponential decay comes about for similar reasons. We also present the time evolution of the wavefunction in the tensor network description.

Hartman, Thomas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Essays in time and risk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

lists yield systematically higher discount rates and utilityList methodology: identifying time preferences with MPLs and utilityrisk price list to inform curvature of the utility function

Sprenger, Charles

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Time-critical information services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emergency medical services have never been more ready for the implementation of time-critical interorganizational information services for the public good.

Thomas A. Horan; Benjamin L. Schooley

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Time and Frequency Users Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 9 TERMS USED 11 ... 135 GLOSSARY 137 INDEX ... The OIL INDUSTRY needs accurate timing to help automate oil well drilling, especially offshore. ...

2002-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

428

Automated Computer Time Service (ACTS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... provided since 1988 for users who need to synchronize computer clocks to ... For computers with Internet access, the Internet Time Service should be ...

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

429

Real time wind turbine simulator.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A novel dynamic real-time wind turbine simulator (WTS) is developed in this thesis, which is capable of reproducing dynamic behavior of real wind turbine. The (more)

Gong, Bing

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Voter Model with Time dependent Flip-rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We introduce time variation in the flip-rates of the Voter Model. This type of generalisation is relevant to models of ageing in language change, allowing the representation of changes in speakers' learning rates over their lifetime and may be applied to any other similar model in which interaction rates at the microscopic level change with time. The mean time taken to reach consensus varies in a nontrivial way with the rate of change of the flip-rates, varying between bounds given by the mean consensus times for static homogeneous (the original Voter Model) and static heterogeneous flip-rates. By considering the mean time between interactions for each agent, we derive excellent estimates of the mean consensus times and exit probabilities for any time scale of flip-rate variation. The scaling of consensus times with population size on complex networks is correctly predicted, and is as would be expected for the ordinary voter model. Heterogeneity in the initial distribution of opinions has a strong effect, considerably reducing the mean time to consensus, while increasing the probability of survival of the opinion which initially occupies the most slowly changing agents. The mean times to reach consensus for different states are very different. An opinion originally held by the fastest changing agents has a smaller chance to succeed, and takes much longer to do so than an evenly distributed opinion.

G. J. Baxter

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

431

A Simulator for Timed CSP  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Time is an integral aspect of computer systems. It is essential for modelling a systems performance, but may also affect its safety or security. Timed CSP [Sch00] conservatively extends the process algebra CSP with timed primitives, where real numbers ? 0 model how time passes with reference to a single, conceptually global, clock. While there have been approaches for model checking Timed CSP ([Sch00, DHSZ06]), to the best of our knowledge we are the first to present a simulator for Timed CSP. Here, we restrict time to rational values only. Theoretically, this limits the expressibility of the language. Practically, this limitation turns out to be negligible (for instance all examples of Schneiders book [Sch00] can be dealt with in our simulator). The simulator is the outcome of an undergraduate project at Swansea University [Dra11]. Our Timed CSP simulator extends the open source tool ProB [Leu]. ProBs CSP simulator works as follows: The CSP specification is analyzed by a parser (written in Haskell) and translated to a representation in Prolog. A CSP Interpreter (in Prolog) stores the firing rules of CSPs operational semantics. The Simulator (also in Prolog) determines the actions available and the resultant states. A GUI (written in Tcl/Tk) allows the user to interact with the Simulator. Timed CSP is closed under rational time [DNR11]. Consider, for example, the following firing rule ( t ? stands for a timed transition of duration t): P d? ? P ? (P ?d Q) d?

Marc Dragon; Andy Gimblett; Markus Roggenbach; Jens Bendisposto; Cliff Jones; Michael Leuschel; Er Romanovsky; Tiziana Margaria; Julia Padberg; Gabriele Taentzer; Marc Dragon; Andy Gimblett; Markus Roggenbach

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Unique Method for Generating Design Earthquake Time History Seeds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method has been developed which takes a single seed earthquake time history and produces multiple similar seed earthquake time histories. These new time histories possess important frequency and cumulative energy attributes of the original while having a correlation less than 30% (per the ASCE/SEI 43-05 Section 2.4 [1]). They are produced by taking the fast Fourier transform of the original seed. The averaged amplitudes are then pared with random phase angles and the inverse fast Fourier transform is taken to produce a new time history. The average amplitude through time is then adjusted to encourage a similar cumulative energy curve. Next, the displacement is modified to approximate the original curve using Fourier techniques. Finally, the correlation is checked to ensure it is less than 30%. This process does not guarantee that the correlation will be less than 30% for all of a given set of new curves. It does provide a simple tool where a few additional iterations of the process should produce a set of seed earthquake time histories meeting the correlation criteria.

R. E. Spears

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Electric Time in Quantum Cosmology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

434

Time-Constrained Loop Pipelining  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper addresses the problem of Time-Constrained Loop Pipelining, i.e. given a fixed throughput, finding a schedule of a loop which minimizes resource requirements. This paper proposes a methodology, called TCLP, based on dividing the problem into ... Keywords: loop pipelining, scheduling, timing and resource contraints, register optimization

Fermin Sanchez

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Grouped Failure Times TIED FAILURE TIMES - TWO CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOSTATISTICS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ionships between smoking and lung cancer or heart disease and the life span study of over 100,000 Japanese atom bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki #Beebe #4##. Another important reason for grouping data is that it is often di#cult or even impossible to obtain exact life time, because ethical, physical or economic restrictions in research design allow the subjects in the follow-up study to be monitored only periodically. Thus, this type of study only provides the grouped information, i.e., the exact failure time is unknown and the only available information is whether the event of interest occurred between two inspection times. The following study illustrate situations where periodic inspection is used: The National Labor Survey of Youth #NLSY# study of time to weaning of breast-fed newborns in which 927 #rst-born children of mothers who chose to breast feed their children were interviewed yearly. Similar to continuous data in survival analysis, grouped survival data can involve c

Mei-Jie Zhang; Mei-jie Zhang Ph. D

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

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.

437

Finding patterns in timed data with spike timing dependent plasticity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

My research focuses on finding patterns in events - in sequences of data that happen over time. It takes inspiration from a neuroscience phenomena believed to be deeply involved in learning. I propose a machine learning ...

Oliveira, Alexandre (Alexandre S.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Similar Survival With Breast Conservation Therapy or Mastectomy in the Management of Young Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: To evaluate survival outcomes of young women with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy (BCT) or mastectomy, using a large, population-based database. Methods and Materials: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, information was obtained for all female patients, ages 20 to 39 years old, diagnosed with T1-2 N0-1 M0 breast cancer between 1990 and 2007, who underwent either BCT (lumpectomy and radiation treatment) or mastectomy. Multivariable and matched pair analyses were performed to compare overall survival (OS) and cause-specific survival (CSS) of patients undergoing BCT and mastectomy. Results: A total of 14,764 women were identified, of whom 45% received BCT and 55% received mastectomy. Median follow-up was 5.7 years (range, 0.5-17.9 years). After we accounted for all patient and tumor characteristics, multivariable analysis found that BCT resulted in OS (hazard ratio [HR], 0.93; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.83-1.04; p = 0.16) and CSS (HR, 0.93; CI, 0.83-1.05; p = 0.26) similar to that of mastectomy. Matched pair analysis, including 4,644 BCT and mastectomy patients, confirmed no difference in OS or CSS: the 5-, 10-, and15-year OS rates for BCT and mastectomy were 92.5%, 83.5%, and 77.0% and 91.9%, 83.6%, and 79.1%, respectively (p = 0.99), and the 5-, 10-, and 15-year CSS rates for BCT and mastectomy were 93.3%, 85.5%, and 79.9% and 92.5%, 85.5%, and 81.9%, respectively (p = 0.88). Conclusions: Our analysis of this population-based database suggests that young women with early-stage breast cancer have similar survival rates whether treated with BCT or mastectomy. These patients should be counseled appropriately regarding their treatment options and should not choose a mastectomy based on the assumption of improved survival.

Mahmood, Usama, E-mail: usama.mahmood@gmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Morris, Christopher; Neuner, Geoffrey [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Koshy, Matthew [Department of Cellular and Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (United States)] [Department of Cellular and Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (United States); Kesmodel, Susan; Buras, Robert [Department of Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)] [Department of Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Chumsri, Saranya; Bao Ting; Tkaczuk, Katherine [Department of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)] [Department of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States); Feigenberg, Steven [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Upgrade of NSLS timing system  

SciTech Connect

We report on the progress of the new NSLS timing system. There are three types of requirements for NSLS timing system: clocks, synchronization and trigger circuits. All ring revolution frequency clocks are generated using ECL and high speed TTL logic. The synchronization circuits allows to fill both storage rings with any bunch pattern. The triggers are generated by using commercially available digital delay generators. The delay unit`s outputs are ultrastable, with a resolution of 5 ps, and are programmed by computer via IEEE 488 interface. The block diagrams, description of all major timing components and the present status are provided in this paper.

Singh, O.; Ramamoorthy, S.; Sheehan, J.; Smith, J.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Similarities and Distinctions in Cosmic-Ray Modulation during Different Phases of Solar and Magnetic Activity Cycles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the solar-activity and solar-polarity dependence of galactic cosmic-ray intensity (CRI) on the solar and heliospheric parameters playing a significant role in solar modulation. We utilize the data for cosmic-ray intensity as measured by neutron monitors, solar activity as measured by sunspot number (SSN), interplanetary plasma/field parameters, solar-wind velocity [V] and magnetic field [B], as well as the tilt of the heliospheric current sheet [{\\Lambda}] and analyse these data for Solar Cycles 20 - 24 (1965 - 2011). We divide individual Solar Cycles into four phases, i.e. low, high, increasing, and decreasing solar activity. We perform regression analysis to calculate and compare the CRI-response to changes in different solar/interplanetary parameters during (i) different phases of solar activity and (ii) similar activity phases but different polarity states. We find that the CRI-response is different during negative (A0) polarity states not only with SSN and {\\Lambda} but also with B and V. The re...

Aslam, O P M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Metal-fueled HWR (heavy water reactors) severe accident issues: Differences and similarities to commercial LWRs (light water reactors)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Differences and similarities in severe accident progression and phenomena between commercial Light Water Reactors (LWR) and metal-fueled isotopic production Heavy Water Reactors (HWR) are described. It is very important to distinguish between accident progression in the two systems because each reactor type behaves in a unique manner to a fuel melting accident. Some of the lessons learned as a result of the extensive commercial severe accident research are not applicable to metal-fueled heavy water reactors. A direct application of severe accident phenomena developed from oxide-fueled LWRs to metal-fueled HWRs may lead to large errors or substantial uncertainties. In general, the application of severe accident LWR concepts to HWRs should be done with the intent to define the relevant issues, define differences, and determine areas of overlap. This paper describes the relevant differences between LWR and metal-fueled HWR severe accident phenomena. Also included in the paper is a description of the phenomena that govern the source term in HWRs, the areas where research is needed to resolve major uncertainties, and areas in which LWR technology can be directly applied with few modifications.

Ellison, P.G.; Hyder, M.L.; Monson, P.R. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (USA)); Coryell, E.W. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Time varying, multivariate volume data reduction  

SciTech Connect

Large-scale supercomputing is revolutionizing the way science is conducted. A growing challenge, however, is understanding the massive quantities of data produced by large-scale simulations. The data, typically time-varying, multivariate, and volumetric, can occupy from hundreds of gigabytes to several terabytes of storage space. Transferring and processing volume data of such sizes is prohibitively expensive and resource intensive. Although it may not be possible to entirely alleviate these problems, data compression should be considered as part of a viable solution, especially when the primary means of data analysis is volume rendering. In this paper we present our study of multivariate compression, which exploits correlations among related variables, for volume rendering. Two configurations for multidimensional compression based on vector quantization are examined. We emphasize quality reconstruction and interactive rendering, which leads us to a solution using graphics hardware to perform on-the-fly decompression during rendering. In this paper we present a solution which addresses the need for data reduction in large supercomputing environments where data resulting from simulations occupies tremendous amounts of storage. Our solution employs a lossy encoding scheme to acrueve data reduction with several options in terms of rate-distortion behavior. We focus on encoding of multiple variables together, with optional compression in space and time. The compressed volumes can be rendered directly with commodity graphics cards at interactive frame rates and rendering quality similar to that of static volume renderers. Compression results using a multivariate time-varying data set indicate that encoding multiple variables results in acceptable performance in the case of spatial and temporal encoding as compared to independent compression of variables. The relative performance of spatial vs. temporal compression is data dependent, although temporal compression has the advantage of offering smooth animations, while spatial compression can handle volumes of larger dimensions.

Ahrens, James P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fout, Nathaniel [UC DAVIS; Ma, Kwan - Liu [UC DAVIS

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Silicon photomultiplier timing performance study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many characteristics of Silicon Photomultipliers can be tuned with temperature and operation voltage. We present preliminary results of a study of the effect of these two operation parameters on the time resolution of large active area Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) manufactured by Hamamatsu. Measurements at -10 C, 0 C, and 10 C at different bias voltages were performed. The time resolution is best at low temperature and high over-voltage. Most significant improvements can be achieved in cases with low number of fired pixels (40 pixels) the effect of temperature and operation voltage becomes smaller. The timing performance still improves with decreasing temperature (~ factor of 2) but it hardly depends on the operation voltage. The study shows, that especially in applications where only few photons are available for detection a careful optimization of temperature and operation voltage are advisable to obtain optimum timing results with the MPPC.

Gama Ahmed; Paul Bhler; Johann Marton; Ken Suzuki

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

444

Logarithmic time parallel Bayesian inference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

I present a parallel algorithm for exact probabilistic inference in Bayesian networks. For polytree networks with n variables, the worstcase time complexity is O(logn) on a CREW PRAM (concurrent-read, exclusive-write parallel random-access ...

David M. Pennock

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

The structure of cosmic time  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Following the approach of Julien Lesgourgues [1], we analyze the mathematical structure of the time co-ordinate of present day cosmological models, where these models include a cosmological constant term to account for the observed acceleration of the universe [2], [3]: we find that in all cases, except for a set of measure zero in the parameter space, the time is given by an (abelian) integral on a torus; the imaginary period of this integral then gives a natural periodicity in imaginary time for the universe; following Stephen Hawking [4], [5], this periodicity may be interpreted either as giving a fundamental mass scale for the universe, or (using Plancks constant) a fundamental temperature, or both. The precise structure that emerges suggests that the structure of time can be regarded as an order parameter arising perhaps in a phase transition in the early universe; one might hope that this structure

George Sparling

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

A real time priority scheduler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The real time priority scheduler reported herein evolved from a design effort to provide software aids for handling the interrupts that occur in hybrid computation. Since these interrupts are both internal and external (i.e., generated internal and external ...

Karl Ramsay; Jon C. Strauss

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Time-Constrained Loop Pipelining  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper addresses the problem of Time-Constrained Loop Pipelining, i.e. given a fixed throughput, finding a schedule of a loop which minimizes resource requirements. We propose a methodology, called TCLP, based on dividing the problem into two simpler and independent tasks: retiming and scheduling. TCLP explores different sets of resources, searchingfor a maximum resource utilization. This reduces area requirements. After a minimum set of resourceshas been found, the execution throughput is increased and the number of registers required by the loop schedule is reduced. TCLP attempts to generate a schedule which minimizes cost in time and area (resources and registers). The results show that TCLP obtains optimal schedules in most cases. 1 Introduction This paper presents TCLP, a methodology to solve TimeConstrained Loop Pipelining. TCLP is NP-complete [3]. Two types of timing constraints (TCs) have been considered in the literature: local TCs to specify minimum and/or maximum TCs ...

Fermn Sanchez; Jordi Cortadella

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Discrete space-time symmetries  

SciTech Connect

Symmetries have always fascinated human beings; they are found in nature, art, and architecture. Physicists, like other scientists have often used symmetries as a basis of their understanding of nature. When the dynamics is unknown, symmetries serve to delineate and define it. When the dynamics is known, symmetries are used to study structure. These two lectures review the theory and present understanding and status of two discrete space-time symmetries,, namely parity (P) and time reversal (T).

Henley, E.M.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

449

Discrete space-time symmetries  

SciTech Connect

Symmetries have always fascinated human beings; they are found in nature, art, and architecture. Physicists, like other scientists have often used symmetries as a basis of their understanding of nature. When the dynamics is unknown, symmetries serve to delineate and define it. When the dynamics is known, symmetries are used to study structure. These two lectures review the theory and present understanding and status of two discrete space-time symmetries,, namely parity (P) and time reversal (T).

Henley, E.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Timing matters: Lessons From The CA Literature On Updating  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the present article we emphasize the importance of modeling time in the context of agent-based models. To this end, we present a (selective) survey of the Cellular Automata-literature on updating and draw parallels to the issue of agent activation in agent-based models. By means of two simple models, Schelling's segregation model and Epstein's demographic prisoner's dilemma we investigate the influence of choosing different regimes of agent activation. Our experiments indicate that timing is not a critical issue for very simple models but bears huge influence on model behavior and results as soon as the degree of complexity increases only so slightly. After a brief review of the way commonly used ABM simulation environments handle the issue of timing, we draw some tentative conclusions about the importance of timing and the need for more research towards that direction, similar to the concerted effort on updating in cellular automata.

Radax, Wolfgang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Reduction in maximum time uncertainty of paired time signals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

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

452

Performance oriented packaging report for fuse, blasting, time, M700. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This POP report is for the Fuse, Blasting, Time, M700 which is packaged 4000 feet/ Mil-B-2427 wood box. This report describes the results of testing conducted on a similar packaging which is used as an analogy for this item....Performance oriented packaging, POP, Fuse, Blasting, Time, M700, Mil-B-2427 Wood box.

Sniezek, F.M.

1992-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

453

Ultrafast deactivation processes in the 2-aminopyridine dimer and the adenine-thymine base pair: Similarities and differences  

SciTech Connect

2-aminopyridine dimer has frequently been used as a model system for studying photochemistry of DNA base pairs. We examine here the relevance of 2-aminopyridine dimer for a Watson-Crick adenine-thymine base pair by studying UV-light induced photodynamics along two main hydrogen bridges after the excitation to the localized {sup 1}{pi}{pi}* excited-state. The respective two-dimensional potential-energy surfaces have been determined by time-dependent density functional theory with Coulomb-attenuated hybrid exchange-correlation functional (CAM-B3LYP). Different mechanistic aspects of the deactivation pathway have been analyzed and compared in detail for both systems, while the related reaction rates have also be obtained from Monte Carlo kinetic simulations. The limitations of the 2-aminopyridine dimer as a model system for the adenine-thymine base pair are discussed.

Ai Yuejie; Zhang Feng [College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Theoretical Chemistry, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, S-10691 Stockholm (Sweden); Cui Ganglong; Fang Weihai [College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Luo Yi [Theoretical Chemistry, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, S-10691 Stockholm (Sweden); Department of Chemical Physics, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

2010-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

454

Similarities and differences in the structural and electronic properties of. kappa. -phase organic conducting and superconducting salts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The similarities and differences in the crystal and band electronic structures of four {kappa}-phase tetrathiafulvalene-based organic conducting salts {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}X (X{sup {minus}} = Cu(NCS){sub 2}{sup {minus}}, I{sub 3}{sup {minus}}), {kappa}-(MDT-TTF){sub 2}AuI{sub 2}, and {kappa}-(BMDT-TTF){sub 2}AU(CN){sub 2} have been examined. Donor dimers have a bond-over-ring arrangement in the superconducting salts {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}X (X{sup {minus}} = Cu(NCS){sub 2}{sup {minus}}, I{sub 3}{sup {minus}}) and {kappa}-(MDT-TTF){sub 2}AuI{sub 2} but a bond-over-bond arrangement in the nonsuperconducting salt {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Au(CN){sub 2}, so that the intradimer spacing is considerably larger in the nonsuperconducting than in the superconducting {kappa}-phases. The terminal ethylene groups of BEDT-TTF have a staggered arrangement in the high-T{sub c} salts {kappa}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu(NCS){sub 2} (T{sub c} = 10.4 K) and {beta}*-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}I{sub 3} (T{sub c} = {approximately} 8 K) but are eclipsed in the low-T{sub c} salts {kappa}(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}I{sub 3} (T{sub c} = 3.6 K), {beta}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}AuI{sub 2} (T{sub c} = 5.0 K), and {beta}-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}IBr{sub 2} (T{sub c} = 2.8 K). All the Fermi surfaces of the {kappa}-phase can be described in terms of overlapping distorted circles and hence are essentially two-dimensional in nature. However, the Fermi surface of the nonsuperconducting {kappa}-phase, {kappa}-(BMDT-TTF){sub 2}Au(CN){sub 2} exhibits a partial nesting in contrast to the case of the superconducting {kappa}-phases, which is probably responsible for the metal-insulator transition at {approximately} 60 K. 26 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

Jung, D.; Evain, M.; Novoa, J.J.; Whangbo, M.H. (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh (USA)); Beno, M.A.; Kini, A.M.; Schultz, A.J.; Williams, J.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Nigrey, P.J. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1989-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

455

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.

456

Time-Off Awards Scale  

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

/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

457

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

458

Dielectric Analog Space-Times  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We generalize the notion of a dielectric analog Schwarzschild black hole model to analog models of arbitrary space-times; in particular, the approach is not restricted to static space-times. This is done by establishing a correspondence between electrodynamics on a curved, vacuum manifold, with electrodynamics in a general linear dielectric residing in Minkowski space-time. The mapping is not unique, allowing for some freedom in the specification of equivalent materials, which could be useful for exploiting recent developments in the production of metamaterials. Some examples are considered, with special attention paid to the dielectric analog of the exterior Kerr geometry, which is found to be reproducible with regular, linear, dielectrics.

Robert T. Thompson; Jrg Frauendiener

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

459

IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, VOL. 18, NO. 4, AUGUST 2010 1261 Investigating Self-Similarity and Heavy-Tailed  

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-Similarity and Heavy-Tailed Distributions on a Large-Scale Experimental Facility Patrick Loiseau, Paulo Gonçalves- similarity to heavy-tailed distributions, a number of research arti- cles verified that aggregated Internet lengths, were heavy-tailed. However, the validation of the theoret- ical prediction relating self

Gonçalves, Paulo

460

PRECISION TIME-DELAY CIRCUIT  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tine-delay circuit which produces a delay time in d. The circuit a capacitor, an te back resistance, connected serially with the anode of the diode going to ground. At the start of the time delay a negative stepfunction is applied to the series circuit and initiates a half-cycle transient oscillatory voltage terminated by a transient oscillatory voltage of substantially higher frequency. The output of the delay circuit is taken at the junction of the inductor and diode where a sudden voltage rise appears after the initiation of the higher frequency transient oscillations.

Creveling, R.

1959-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Time of flight mass spectrometer  

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A time-of-flight mass spectrometer is described in which ions are desorbed from a sample by nuclear fission fragments, such that desorption occurs at the surface of the sample impinged upon by the fission fragments. This configuration allows for the sample to be of any thickness, and eliminates the need for complicated sample preparation.

Ulbricht, Jr., William H. (Arvada, CO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The TESLA Time Projection Chamber  

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A large Time Projection Chamber is proposed as part of the tracking system for a detector at the TESLA electron positron linear collider. Different ongoing R&D studies are reviewed, stressing progress made on a new type readout technique based on Micro-Pattern Gas Detectors.

Nabil Ghodbane

2002-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

463

Waste to Energy Time Activities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SEMINAR Waste to Energy Time Activities 9:30-9:40 Brief introduction of participants 9:40-10:10 Presentation of Dr. Kalogirou, "Waste to Energy: An Integral Part of Worldwide Sustainable Waste Management" 10. Sofia Bethanis, "Production of synthetic aggregates for use in structural concrete from waste to energy

Columbia University

464

Vocal Timing in the Bat  

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Bats are social organisms that live in large colonies. However, reliance upon echolocation in order to hunt and navigate, means that bats also face pressing acoustic challenges due to overlap with surrounding noise. Bats also possess fine control over the properties of their echolocation pulses. This study's goal was to determine how bats are able to effectively function in large groups despite the interfering noise generated by conspecifics. Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) were exposed to both artificially generated interfering noises and noise generated by conspecifics, and the temporal characteristics of their resulting echolocation calls were analyzed. In addition, bats were given injections of dopaminergic and serotonergic drugs, in an effort to determine which monoamine(s) were capable of altering vocal motor timing and to determine which regions of the brain play a role in regulating the timing of echolocation. I hypothesized that bats would alter the timing of emission of their own echolocation pulses in response to noise, and that drugs affecting the 5HT2A receptor would shift the timing of emission of echolocation pulses. The first part of this dissertation describes a novel temporal alteration behavior that occurs in response to artificially generated intermittent noise, and is characterized by a period of pulse suppression followed by a gradual return to normal call rates. Bats alter the timing of emission of their echolocation pulses to avoid overlap with noise and call within silent periods. The second part of this study investigated whether dopamine or serotonin, or both, could alter the timing of this vocal behavior. The results of this study were inconclusive, although I found some evidence that 5HT2A agonists can produce faster responses. Finally, I show that echolocating bats suppress pulse emission in nearby conspecifics. The resulting decrease in call rate leads to an overall increase in information throughput. This study also demonstrates that bats respond to continuous noise by increasing their call rate, and that the switch between the responses to intermittent noise and continuous noise occurs at a duty cycle of 50% or higher. Overall, this dissertation establishes that bats alter the timing of emission of their echolocation calls in response to noise, and that these mechanisms may be regulated by serotoninergic mechanisms.

Jarvis, Jenna N

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Predictable real-time software synthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Formal theories for real-time systems (such as timed process algebra, timed automata and timed petri nets) have gained great success in the modeling of concurrent timing behavior and in the analysis of real-time properties. However, due to the ineliminable ... Keywords: Formal methods, Program synthesis, Real-time systems

Jinfeng Huang; Jeroen Voeten; Henk Corporaal

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

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

467

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

468

Time-parareal parallel in time integrator solver for time-dependent neutron diffusion equation  

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-dependent spatial flux distribution in nuclear reactor is required for nuclear safety and design. The motivation present a time-parallel algorithm that simulate the kinetic of neutron2 in a nuclear reactor. We consider engine behavior and in particular its energy4 production.5 The flux distribution on the nuclear reactor

469

Why Time is Future Oriented  

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We assume that the universe consists of clusters which in turns have sub-clusters and the sub-clusters have sub-subclusters and so on. Confining to three-dimensional space, it is shown that the universe is expanding if entropy of the universe increases. It is also shown that clocks slow down when time progresses towards future. Our model also justifies the big bang theory.

Shahid N. Afridi; M. Khalid Khan

2004-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

470

TimesRoman-Roy Saltman REPORT88  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... tallying using telephones or stations similar to automatic teller machines is ... a contest between Wayne Cogswell and incumbent T. Edward Lippy, for ...

2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

471

General Interest NIST Time and Frequency Publications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Time and Frequency Users Manual A detailed ... Fundamentals of Time and Frequency An overview of ... Lombardi, The Mechatronics Handbook, 2001. ...

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

472

Monin-Obukhov similarity functions for the structure parameters of temperature and humidity in the unstable surface layer: results from high-resolution large-eddy simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large-eddy simulations (LES) of free convective to near-neutral boundary layers are used to investigate the surface layer turbulence. The article focuses on the Monin-Obukhov similarity theory (MOST) relationships that relate the structure ...

Bjrn Maronga

473

Possibility of Skill Forecast Based on the Finite-Time Dominant Linear Solutions for a Primitive Equation Regional Forecast Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The possibility of using forecast errors originating from the finite-time dominant linear modes for the prediction of forecast skill for a primitive equation regional forecast model is studied. This is similar to the method for skill prediction ...

Tomislava Vuki?evi?

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Real time infrared aerosol analyzer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for analyzing aerosols in essentially real time includes a virtual impactor which separates coarse particles from fine and ultrafine particles in an aerosol sample. The coarse and ultrafine particles are captured in PTFE filters, and the fine particles impact onto an internal light reflection element. The composition and quantity of the particles on the PTFE filter and on the internal reflection element are measured by alternately passing infrared light through the filter and the internal light reflection element, and analyzing the light through infrared spectrophotometry to identify the particles in the sample.

Johnson, Stanley A. (Countryside, IL); Reedy, Gerald T. (Bourbonnais, IL); Kumar, Romesh (Naperville, IL)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Global Warming in Geologic Time  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The notion is pervasive in the climate science community and in the public at large that the climate impacts of fossil fuel CO2 release will only persist for a few centuries. This conclusion has no basis in theory or models of the atmosphere/ ocean carbon cycle, which we review here. The largest fraction of the CO2 recovery will take place on time scales of centuries, as CO2 invades the ocean, but a significant fraction of the fossil fuel CO2, ranging in published models in the literature from 20-60%, remains airborne for a thousand years or longer. Ultimate recovery takes place on time scales of hundreds of thousands of years, a geologic longevity typically associated in public perceptions with nuclear waste. The glacial/interglacial climate cycles demonstrate that ice sheets and sea level respond dramatically to millennial-timescale changes in climate forcing. There are also potential positive feedbacks in the carbon cycle, including methane hydrates in the ocean, and peat frozen in permafrost, that are most sensitive to the long tail of the fossil fuel CO2 in the atmosphere.

Archer, David (University of Chicago)

2008-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

476

X-ray Time Lags in TeV Blazars  

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We use Monte Carlo/Fokker-Planck simulations to study the X-ray time lags. Our results show that soft lags will be observed as long as the decay of the flare is dominated by radiative cooling, even when acceleration and cooling timescales are similar. Hard lags can be produced in presence of a competitive achromatic particle energy loss mechanism if the acceleration process operates on a timescale such that particles are slowly moved towards higher energy while the flare evolves. In this type of scenario, the {\\gamma} -ray/X-ray quadratic relation is also reproduced.

Chen, Xuhui; Liang, Edison; Bttcher, Markus

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Natural time analysis of the Centennial Earthquake Catalog  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By using the most recent version (1900-2007) of the Centennial Earthquake Catalog, we examine the properties of the global seismicity. Natural time analysis reveals that the fluctuations of the order parameter {kappa}{sub 1} of seismicity exhibit for at least three orders of magnitude a characteristic feature similar to that of the order parameter for other equilibrium or non-equilibrium critical systems-including self-organized critical systems. Moreover, we find non-trivial magnitude correlations for earthquakes of magnitude greater than or equal to 7.

Sarlis, N. V.; Christopoulos, S.-R. G. [Physics Department, Solid State Section and Solid Earth Physics Institute, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos 157 84, Athens (Greece)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

478

jul10_Times.indd  

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7 7 July 2010 www.y12.doe.gov/news/times.php P.O. Box 2009 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8245 W H A T ' S I N S I D E Page 2 Want to know about Y-12's budget? Read what Darrel Kohlhorst said. Page 3 Y-12 employees get a LIFE Center Pages 4 and 5 Safeguards, Security and Emergency Services' Sentinel Page 6 Employees raise money for Relay for Life Page 8 Refl ections of Y-12's history 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. A newsletter for employees and friends of the Y-12 National Security Complex Managing Editors Amy Alley: alleyab@y12.doe.gov Heidi Spurling: spurlinghw@y12.doe.gov Layout Lisa Harris Contributors Mary Bryant Cynthia Ensor Ryn Etter

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dec11-Times.indd  

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1 1 December 2011 www.y12.doe.gov/news/times.php P.O. Box 2009 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8245 W H A T ' S I N S I D E Page 2 Governance Transformation at Y-12 Page 3 Employees bring benefi ts to life Pages 4 and 5 A healthy start to 2012 Page 6 A visit from Christmas past Page 8 Have a plan - just in case 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. A newsletter for employees and friends of the Y-12 National Security Complex Managing Editors Amy Alley: alleyab@y12.doe.gov Heidi Spurling: spurlinghw@y12.doe.gov Layout Lisa Harris Contributors Mary Bryant Ellen Boatner Ashley Douglas Kathy Fahey Scott Fraker John Holbrook David Keim Terry Marlar Jill McNutt

480

Variable residence time vortex combustor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A variable residence time vortex combustor including a primary combustion chamber for containing a combustion vortex, and a plurality of louvres peripherally disposed about the primary combustion chamber and longitudinally distributed along its primary axis. The louvres are inclined to impel air about the primary combustion chamber to cool its interior surfaces and to impel air inwardly to assist in driving the combustion vortex in a first rotational direction and to feed combustion in the primary combustion chamber. The vortex combustor also includes a second combustion chamber having a secondary zone and a narrowed waist region in the primary combustion chamber interconnecting the output of the primary combustion chamber with the secondary zone for passing only lower density particles and trapping higher density particles in the combustion vortex in the primary combustion chamber for substantial combustion.

Melconian, Jerry O. (76 Beaver Rd., Reading, MA 01867)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1. First Time Designer's Guide  

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Altera provides various tools for development of hardware and software for embedded systems. This handbook complements the primary documentation for these tools by describing how to most effectively use some of these tools. It recommends design styles and practices for developing, debugging, and optimizing embedded systems using Altera-provided tools such as the Software Build Tools for Eclipse and SOPC Builder. The handbook introduces concepts to new users of Alteras embedded solutions, and helps to increase the design efficiency of the experienced user. This handbook is not a comprehensive reference guide. For general reference and detailed information, refer to the primary documentation cited in this handbook. This first chapter of the handbook contains information about the Altera embedded development process and procedures for the first time user. The remaining cha