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  1. Day-Ahead premiums on the Midwest ISO

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    Bowden, Nicholas; Hu, Su; Payne, James

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An examination of day-ahead premiums for the Midwest ISO from September 2005 to December 2007 reveals that premiums are positive and statistically significant across all five hubs, indicating inefficiency in the Midwest wholesale electricity market. Further, day-ahead premiums exhibit monthly seasonal variation with some indication of the day-ahead premiums declining over time in three of the five hubs. (author)

  2. Premium Efficient Motors

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    Moser, P. R.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Premium efficient motors are available which convert electrical energy into mechanical energy with fewer losses than the more standard motors. The fewer losses in these motors are due to changes in the motor design and improved manufacturing methods...

  3. Why Do Inner City Residents Pay Higher Premiums? The Determinants of Automobile Insurance Premiums

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    Ong, Paul M.; Stoll, Michael A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Determinants of Automobile Insurance Premiums Paul M.The Determinants of Automobile Insurance Premiums Abstractplace-based component of automobile insurance premiums. We

  4. Making premium diesel fuel

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    Pipenger, G. [Amalgamated Inc., Fort Wayne, IN (United States)

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For refiners, extra processing and blending is a practical, though not always easy, option for improving diesel fuel properties; however, it entails compromises. For example, ignition quality can be improved by including more paraffins, but this negatively impacts the required low-temperature operability properties. Another example is adding aromatics to increase the diesel`s Btu value, but aromatics burn poorly and tend to cause smoking. Due to these and other types of diametrical trade-offs, the scope of distillate processing and fuels blending at the refinery is often very limited. Therefore, fuel additives are rapidly becoming the only alternative for obtaining the superior quality necessary in a premium diesel fuel. If stabilizers, dispersants and other fuel additive components are used in the additive package, the product can be marketed as a premium diesel fuel additive. Engines using this additive-treated fuel will consistently have less emissions, produce optimum power from the fuel energy conversion process and perform to design specifications. And the user will truly have a premium diesel fuel. The paper discusses detergent additives, cetane or ignition improvers, fuel stabilizers, cold weather additives, and lubricity additives.

  5. Equity Risk Premium and Insecure Property Rights

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    Magin, Konstantin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper # 2009 -01 Equity Risk and Insecure Property Rightsof California Berkeley Equity Risk Premium and InsecureHow much of the equity risk premium puzzle can be attributed

  6. Equity Risk Premium and Insecure Property Right

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    Magin, Konstantin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magin, K. , 2012. The Equity Risk Premium Puzzle: A Res-Edelstein, The Coleman Fung Risk Management Research CenterMagin, K. , 2009. Equity Risk Premium and Insecure Property

  7. Factors Affecting Option Premium Values

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    Johnson, Jason; Smith, Jackie; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Waller, Mark L.

    1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    prices or buyers against ris- ing prices. A put option allows producers to establish a price floor or minimum selling price. With a put the producer can benefit from a price rally. The buyer of a put option pays an option premium but does not have... to establish a margin account. For this premium, the put option buyer has the right, but not the obliga- tion, to sell a futures contract at a predetermined price known as the ?strike? price. Call Options Call options protect buyers from rising prices...

  8. Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications...

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    Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California, September 2008 Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California,...

  9. Argonne Premium Coal Sample Bank The Argonne Premium Coal (APC) Sample Bank can supply

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    Maranas, Costas

    Argonne Premium Coal Sample Bank Background Overview T The Argonne Premium Coal (APC) Sample Bank, there are well over 600 peer-reviewed journals articles addressing the structure and behavior of the Argonne of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the U. S. Department of Energy. From 1983­1985 Argonne National

  10. Oil prices and government bond risk premiums Herv Alexandre*

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Oil prices and government bond risk premiums By Hervé Alexandre*º Antonin de Benoist * Abstract : This article analyses the impact of oil price on bond risk premiums issued by emerging economies. No empirical study has yet focussed on the effects of the oil price on government bond risk premiums. We develop

  11. Premium Power Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy ResourcesLoadingPenobscot County, Maine:Plug Power IncPowder RiverPratt,Information Premium

  12. When to Purchase Premium Efficiency Motors

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy Usage »of| Department ofDepartment ofAnnouncement |Renewableisto Purchase Premium

  13. Trade liberalisation, prices and the skill premium in South Africa.

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    Mashiane, Jeffrey.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??We look at how trade liberalisation, working through product prices, has affected the skill premium in South Africa over the period 1990-2009. Our main finding… (more)

  14. Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide - A...

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

    handbook informs new motor purchase decisions by identifying energy and cost savings that can come from replacing motors with premium efficiency units. The handbook provides an...

  15. Relation between premium of a CDS index and premiums of the index components

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    Walker, Michael B.

    and investment and thanks to standardization by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, CDS becomes risk (See e.g., Hull, 2000; Chaplin, 2005). It is a contract that provides protection against a default, the buyer of the CDS index contract pays premium in return for loss protection. If any name in the index

  16. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ASSESSMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM “PREMIUM POWER”Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power1 The Pacific Region Combined Heat and Power Application

  17. StationaryEnvironment ResidentialTransportation Premium Power Advanced High Efficiency, Quick Start Fuel

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    Premium Power Agenda STARTM (1999-2003) ­ Substrate based Transportation application Autothermal ReformerEnvironment Residential Stationary Premium Power STAR Fuel Processor · Autothermal reformer · Substrate-based catalysts

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

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    Kanyama, Isaac Kalonda

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. The Chemical Analysis of Argonne Premium Coal Samples

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    The Chemical Analysis of Argonne Premium Coal Samples U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 2144 #12 from the offices listed below. Detailed ordering instructions, along with prices of the last offerings OFFICE, WASHINGTON : 1997 The Chemical Analysis of Argonne Premium Coal Samples Edited by Curtis A

  20. Height premiums for seaside community condominiums : an empirical analysis

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    Loker, Randall (Randall David)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the value that condominium buyers in oceanfront communities place on how high above the ground their home will be. It is assumed that buyers will pay a premium for height, but to date no study has ...

  1. Conservation Behavior: From Voluntary Restraint to a Voluntary Price Premium*

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    predictions of the model in an empirical study of household electricity consumption with introduction of a price-premium, green-electricity program. We ...nd evidence of voluntary restraint and its relation test its predictions in an empirical study of household demand for electricity in Traverse City

  2. Premium Power Corporation Smart Grid Demonstration Project | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy ResourcesLoadingPenobscot County, Maine:Plug Power IncPowder RiverPratt,Information Premium Power

  3. STEP Preferred Contractors

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    STEP Preferred Contractors, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  4. Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines

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    Dastrup, Samuel R.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    effect of falling home prices on small business borrowing,”2 Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: Electricitysocial influences on price,” Journal of Political Economy,

  5. Create a Consortium and Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal

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    Frank Rusinko; John Andresen; Jennifer E. Hill; Harold H. Schobert; Bruce G. Miller

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of these projects was to investigate alternative technologies for non-fuel uses of coal. Special emphasis was placed on developing premium carbon products from coal-derived feedstocks. A total of 14 projects, which are the 2003 Research Projects, are reported herein. These projects were categorized into three overall objectives. They are: (1) To explore new applications for the use of anthracite in order to improve its marketability; (2) To effectively minimize environmental damage caused by mercury emissions, CO{sub 2} emissions, and coal impounds; and (3) To continue to increase our understanding of coal properties and establish coal usage in non-fuel industries. Research was completed in laboratories throughout the United States. Most research was performed on a bench-scale level with the intent of scaling up if preliminary tests proved successful. These projects resulted in many potential applications for coal-derived feedstocks. These include: (1) Use of anthracite as a sorbent to capture CO{sub 2} emissions; (2) Use of anthracite-based carbon as a catalyst; (3) Use of processed anthracite in carbon electrodes and carbon black; (4) Use of raw coal refuse for producing activated carbon; (5) Reusable PACs to recycle captured mercury; (6) Use of combustion and gasification chars to capture mercury from coal-fired power plants; (7) Development of a synthetic coal tar enamel; (8) Use of alternative binder pitches in aluminum anodes; (9) Use of Solvent Extracted Carbon Ore (SECO) to fuel a carbon fuel cell; (10) Production of a low cost coal-derived turbostratic carbon powder for structural applications; (11) Production of high-value carbon fibers and foams via the co-processing of a low-cost coal extract pitch with well-dispersed carbon nanotubes; (12) Use of carbon from fly ash as metallurgical carbon; (13) Production of bulk carbon fiber for concrete reinforcement; and (14) Characterizing coal solvent extraction processes. Although some of the projects funded did not meet their original goals, the overall objectives of the CPCPC were completed as many new applications for coal-derived feedstocks have been researched. Future research in many of these areas is necessary before implementation into industry.

  6. Reconnecting Money to Inflation: The Role of the External Finance Premium

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    Chadha, Jagjit S; Corrado, Luisa; Holly, Sean

    of the external ?nance premium (EFP) for the US. This is the di¤erence between Moody?s Aaa and Baa rated long maturity corporate bond rate. We also include a plot of the growth of real (M2) money balances. For much of the period the external ?nance premium... .e. the share of monitoring costs in loan costs, and 13 The yield on government bonds is the benchmark rate, RT ; minus the liquidity service on bonds: RBt = R T t #0; #20; #30; c#21; (ct + #21;t)#0; #18; #30; c#21; #0; 1 #19; t #21; ; (17) where (ct + #21;t...

  7. Eco-labeling Strategies and Price-Premium: The Wine Industry Puzzle

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    Delmas, Magali

    1 Eco-labeling Strategies and Price-Premium: The Wine Industry Puzzle Magali A. Delmas University with the actual label. In the context of the wine industry, we show that eco-certification leads to a price the organic label for agricultural products, the Energy Star label for energy appliances, and the Forest

  8. Premium Fuel Production From Mining and Timber Waste Using Advanced Separation and Pelletizing Technologies

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    Honaker, R. Q.; Taulbee, D.; Parekh, B. K.; Tao, D.

    2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky is one of the leading states in the production of both coal and timber. As a result of mining and processing coal, an estimated 3 million tons of fine coal are disposed annually to waste-slurry impoundments with an additional 500 million tons stored at a number of disposal sites around the state due to past practices. Likewise, the Kentucky timber industry discards nearly 35,000 tons of sawdust on the production site due to unfavorable economics of transporting the material to industrial boilers for use as a fuel. With an average heating value of 6,700 Btu/lb, the monetary value of the energy disposed in the form of sawdust is approximately $490,000 annually. Since the two industries are typically in close proximity, one promising avenue is to selectively recover and dewater the fine-coal particles and then briquette them with sawdust to produce a high-value fuel. The benefits are i) a premium fuel product that is low in moisture and can be handled, transported, and utilized in existing infrastructure, thereby avoiding significant additional capital investment and ii) a reduction in the amount of fine-waste material produced by the two industries that must now be disposed at a significant financial and environmental price. As such, the goal of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of producing a premium fuel with a heating value greater than 10,000 Btu/lb from waste materials generated by the coal and timber industries. Laboratory and pilot-scale testing of the briquetting process indicated that the goal was successfully achieved. Low-ash briquettes containing 5% to 10% sawdust were produced with energy values that were well in excess of 12,000 Btu/lb. A major economic hurdle associated with commercially briquetting coal is binder cost. Approximately fifty binder formulations, both with and without lime, were subjected to an extensive laboratory evaluation to assess their relative technical and economical effectiveness as binding agents for the briquetting of 90% coal and 10% sawdust blends. Guar gum, wheat starch, and a multi-component formulation were identified as most cost-effective for the production of briquettes targeted for the pulverized-coal market with costs being around $8 per ton of the coal-sawdust blend. REAX/lime and a second multi-component formulation were identified as the most cost-effective for the production of briquettes targeted for the stoker-coal market. Various sources of sawdust generated from different wood types were also investigated to determine their chemical properties and to evaluate their relative performance when briquetted with clean coal to form a premium fuel. The highest heating values, approaching 7,000 Btu/lb, were obtained from oak. Sawdusts from higher-density, red oak, white oak, hickory, and beech trees provided higher quality briquettes relative to their lower-density counterparts. In addition to sawdust type, a number of other parameters were evaluated to characterize their impact on briquette properties. The parameters that exhibited the greatest impact on briquette performance were binder concentration; sawdust concentration and particle size; cure temperature; and ash content. Parameters that had the least impact on briquette properties, at least over the ranges studied, were moisture content, briquetting force, and briquetting dwell time. The continuous production of briquettes from a blend of coal and sawdust was evaluated using a 200 lbs/hr Komarek Model B-100 briquetter. The heating values of briquettes produced by the unit exceeded the goal of the project by a large margin. A significant observation was the role of feed moisture on the stability of the mass flow rate through the briquetter and on briquette strength. Excessive feed moisture levels caused inconsistent or stoppage of material flow through the feed hopper and resulted in the production of variable-quality briquettes. Obviously, the limit on feed moisture content has a significant impact on the economics of coal-sawdust briquetting since it will ultimately dictate dew

  9. Learning Innate Face Preferences

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    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Newborn humans preferentially orient to face-like patterns at birth, but months of experience with faces is required for full face processing abilities to develop. Several models have been proposed for how the interaction of genetic and evironmental influences can explain this data. These models generally assume that the brain areas responsible for newborn orienting responses are not capable of learning and are physically separate from those that later learn from real faces. However, it has been difficult to reconcile these models with recent discoveries of face learning in newborns and young infants. We propose a general mechanism by which genetically specified and environmentdriven preferences can coexist in the same visual areas. In particular, newborn face orienting may be the result of prenatal exposure of a learning system to internally generated input patterns, such as those found in PGO waves during REM sleep. Simulating this process with the HLISSOM biological model of the visual system, we demonstrate that the combination of learning and internal patterns is an efficient way to specify and develop circuitry for face perception. This prenatal learning can account for the newborn preferences for schematic and photographic images of faces, providing a computational explanation for how genetic influences interact with experience to construct a complex adaptive system.

  10. Causal Dynamical Triangulations without Preferred Foliation

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    S. Jordan; R. Loll

    2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a generalized version of the Causal Dynamical Triangulations (CDT) formulation of quantum gravity, in which the regularized, triangulated path integral histories retain their causal properties, but do not have a preferred proper-time foliation. An extensive numerical study of the associated nonperturbative path integral in 2+1 dimensions shows that it can nevertheless reproduce the emergence of an extended de Sitter universe on large scales, a key feature of CDT quantum gravity. This suggests that the preferred foliation normally used in CDT is not a crucial (albeit convenient) part of its background structure.

  11. Engineering development of advanced physical fine coal cleaning for premium fuel applications

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    Smit, F.J.; Jha, M.C.; Phillips, D.I.; Yoon, R.H.

    1997-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project is engineering development of two advanced physical fine coal cleaning processes, column flotation and selective agglomeration, for premium fuel applications. Its scope includes laboratory research and bench-scale testing on six coals to optimize these processes, followed by design and construction of a 2 t/h process development unit (PDU). Large lots of clean coal are to be produced in the PDU from three project coals. Investigation of the near-term applicability of the two advanced fine coal cleaning processes in an existing coal preparation plant is another goal of the project and is the subject of this report.

  12. Premium Efficiency Motor Selection And Application Guide: A Guidebook for Industry

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Careerlumens_placard-green.epsEnergy1.pdfMarket |21,- EA-1999-07Disposition Project Volume 2PREMIUM

  13. Engineering Development of Advanced Physical Fine Coal Cleaing for Premium Fuel Applications

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    Frank J. Smit; Gene L. Schields; Mehesh C. Jha; Nick Moro

    1997-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The ash in six common bituminous coals, Taggart, Winifrede, Elkhorn No. 3, Indiana VII, Sunnyside and Hiawatha, could be liberated by fine grinding to allow preparation of clean coal meeting premium fuel specifications (< 1- 2 lb/ MBtu ash and <0.6 lb/ MBtu sulfur) by laboratory and bench- scale column flotation or selective agglomeration. Over 2,100 tons of coal were cleaned in the PDU at feed rates between 2,500 and 6,000 lb/ h by Microcel? column flotation and by selective agglomeration using recycled heptane as the bridging liquid. Parametric testing of each process and 72- hr productions runs were completed on each of the three test coals. The following results were achieved after optimization of the operating parameters: The primary objective was to develop the design base for commercial fine coal cleaning facilities for producing ultra- clean coals which can be converted into coal-water slurry premium fuel. The coal cleaning technologies to be developed were advanced column flotation and selective agglomeration, and the goal was to produce fuel meeting the following specifications -- Less than 2 pounds of ash per million Btu (860 grams per gigajoule) and

  14. Engineering development of advanced physical fine coal cleaning for premium fuel applications

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    Shields, G.L.; Smit, F.J.; Jha, M.C.

    1997-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this project is the engineering development of two advanced physical fine coal cleaning processes, column flotation and selective agglomeration, for premium fuel applications. The project scope included laboratory research and bench-scale testing on six coals to optimize these processes, followed by the design, construction and operation of 2 t/hr process development unit (PDU). This report represents the findings of the PDU Advanced Column Flotation Testing and Evaluation phase of the program and includes a discussion of the design and construction of the PDU. Three compliance steam coals, Taggart, Indiana VII and Hiawatha, were processed in the PDU to determine performance and design parameters for commercial production of premium fuel by advanced flotation. Consistent, reliable performance of the PDU was demonstrated by 72-hr production runs on each of the test coals. Its capacity generally was limited by the dewatering capacity of the clean coal filters during the production runs rather than by the flotation capacity of the Microcel column. The residual concentrations of As, Pb, and Cl were reduced by at least 25% on a heating value basis from their concentrations in the test coals. The reduction in the concentrations of Be, Cd, Cr, Co, Mn, Hg, Ni and Se varied from coal to coal but the concentrations of most were greatly reduced from the concentrations in the ROM parent coals. The ash fusion temperatures of the Taggart and Indiana VII coals, and to a much lesser extent the Hiawatha coal, were decreased by the cleaning.

  15. Managing Commodity Risks in Highway Contracts: Quantifying Premiums, Accounting for Correlations Among Risk Factors, and Designing Optimal Price-Adjustment Contracts

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    Zhou, Xue

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    fixed-price contracts. In turn, the contractors respond by adding premiums in bid prices. If the contractors overprice the risk, the price of fixed-price contract could exceed the price of the contract with adjustment clauses. Consequently, highway...

  16. The production of a premium solid fuel from Powder River Basin coal

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    Merriam, N.; Sethi, V.; Thomas, K.; Grimes, R.W.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes our initial evaluation of a process designed to produce premium-quality solid fuel from Powder River Basin (PRB) coal. The process is based upon our experience gained by producing highly-reactive, high-heating-value char as part of a mild-gasification project. In the process, char containing 20 to 25 wt % volatiles and having a gross heating value of 12,500 to 13,000 Btu/lb is produced. The char is then contacted by coal-derived liquid. The result is a deposit of 6 to 8 wt % pitch on the char particles. The lower boiling component of the coal-derived liquid which is not deposited on the char is burned as fuel. Our economic evaluation shows the process will be economically attractive if the product can be sold for about $20/ton or more. Our preliminary tests show that we can deposit pitch on to the char, and the product is less dusty, less susceptible to readsorption of moisture, and has reduced susceptibility to self heating.

  17. The production of a premium solid fuel from Powder River Basin coal. [COMPCOAL Process

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    Merriam, N.; Sethi, V.; Thomas, K.; Grimes, R.W.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes our initial evaluation of a process designed to produce premium-quality solid fuel from Powder River Basin (PRB) coal. The process is based upon our experience gained by producing highly-reactive, high-heating-value char as part of a mild-gasification project. In the process, char containing 20 to 25 wt % volatiles and having a gross heating value of 12,500 to 13,000 Btu/lb is produced. The char is then contacted by coal-derived liquid. The result is a deposit of 6 to 8 wt % pitch on the char particles. The lower boiling component of the coal-derived liquid which is not deposited on the char is burned as fuel. Our economic evaluation shows the process will be economically attractive if the product can be sold for about $20/ton or more. Our preliminary tests show that we can deposit pitch on to the char, and the product is less dusty, less susceptible to readsorption of moisture, and has reduced susceptibility to self heating.

  18. Subjective expected utility without preferences$

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Utility (henceforth model SEUc, the subscript c being $ Authors are listed alphabetically. The workSubjective expected utility without preferences$ Denis Bouyssoua,b , Thierry Marchantc a CNRS of subjective expected utility based on prim- itives only involving the fact that an act can be judged either

  19. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal Final Report - Part 3

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    Miller, Bruce; Shea, Winton

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University successfully managed the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which was a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technologies on premium carbon products from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC was an initiative led by Penn State, its cocharter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provided the base funding for the program, with Penn State responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity continued under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003 and ended December 31, 2010. The objective of the second agreement was to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, which included Penn State and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC was its industry-led council that selected proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas had strong industrial support. CPCPC had 58 member companies and universities engaged over the 7-year period of this contract. Members were from 17 states and five countries outside of the U.S. During this period, the CPCPC Executive Council selected 46 projects for funding. DOE/CPCPC provided $3.9 million in funding or an average of $564,000 per year. The total project costs were $5.45 million with $1.5 million, or ~28% of the total, provided by the members as cost share. Total average project size was $118,000 with $85,900 provided by DOE/CPCPC. In addition to the research, technology transfer/outreach was a large component of CPCPC's activities. Efficient technology transfer was critical for the deployment of new technologies into the field. CPCPC organized and hosted technology transfer meetings, tours, and tutorials, attended outreach conferences and workshops to represent CPCPC and attract new members, prepared and distributed reports and publications, and developed and maintained a Web site. The second contract ended December 31, 2010, and it is apparent that CPCPC positively impacted the carbon industry and coal research. Statistics and information were compiled to provide a comprehensive account of the impact the consortium had and the beneficial outcomes of many of the individual projects. Project fact sheet, success stories, and other project information were prepared. Two topical reports, a Synthesis report and a Web report, were prepared detailing this information.

  20. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal Final Report - Part 4

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    Miller, Bruce; Shea, Winton

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University successfully managed the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which was a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technologies on premium carbon products from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC was an initiative led by Penn State, its cocharter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provided the base funding for the program, with Penn State responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity continued under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003 and ended December 31, 2010. The objective of the second agreement was to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, which included Penn State and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC was its industry-led council that selected proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas had strong industrial support. CPCPC had 58 member companies and universities engaged over the 7-year period of this contract. Members were from 17 states and five countries outside of the U.S. During this period, the CPCPC Executive Council selected 46 projects for funding. DOE/CPCPC provided $3.9 million in funding or an average of $564,000 per year. The total project costs were $5.45 million with $1.5 million, or {approx}28% of the total, provided by the members as cost share. Total average project size was $118,000 with $85,900 provided by DOE/CPCPC. In addition to the research, technology transfer/outreach was a large component of CPCPC's activities. Efficient technology transfer was critical for the deployment of new technologies into the field. CPCPC organized and hosted technology transfer meetings, tours, and tutorials, attended outreach conferences and workshops to represent CPCPC and attract new members, prepared and distributed reports and publications, and developed and maintained a Web site. The second contract ended December 31, 2010, and it is apparent that CPCPC positively impacted the carbon industry and coal research. Statistics and information were compiled to provide a comprehensive account of the impact the consortium had and the beneficial outcomes of many of the individual projects. Project fact sheet, success stories, and other project information were prepared. Two topical reports, a Synthesis report and a Web report, were prepared detailing this information.

  1. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal Final Report - Part 2

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    Miller, Bruce; Winton, Shea

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University successfully managed the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which was a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technologies on premium carbon products from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC was an initiative led by Penn State, its cocharter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provided the base funding for the program, with Penn State responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity continued under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003 and ended December 31, 2010. The objective of the second agreement was to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, which included Penn State and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC was its industry-led council that selected proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas had strong industrial support. CPCPC had 58 member companies and universities engaged over the 7-year period of this contract. Members were from 17 states and five countries outside of the U.S. During this period, the CPCPC Executive Council selected 46 projects for funding. DOE/CPCPC provided $3.9 million in funding or an average of $564,000 per year. The total project costs were $5.45 million with $1.5 million, or ~28% of the total, provided by the members as cost share. Total average project size was $118,000 with $85,900 provided by DOE/CPCPC. In addition to the research, technology transfer/outreach was a large component of CPCPC's activities. Efficient technology transfer was critical for the deployment of new technologies into the field. CPCPC organized and hosted technology transfer meetings, tours, and tutorials, attended outreach conferences and workshops to represent CPCPC and attract new members, prepared and distributed reports and publications, and developed and maintained a Web site. The second contract ended December 31, 2010, and it is apparent that CPCPC positively impacted the carbon industry and coal research. Statistics and information were compiled to provide a comprehensive account of the impact the consortium had and the beneficial outcomes of many of the individual projects. Project fact sheet, success stories, and other project information were prepared. Two topical reports, a Synthesis report and a Web report, were prepared detailing this information.

  2. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal Final Report - Part 5

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    Miller, Bruce; Shea, Winton

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University successfully managed the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which was a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technologies on premium carbon products from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC was an initiative led by Penn State, its cocharter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provided the base funding for the program, with Penn State responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity continued under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003 and ended December 31, 2010. The objective of the second agreement was to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, which included Penn State and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC was its industry-led council that selected proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas had strong industrial support. CPCPC had 58 member companies and universities engaged over the 7-year period of this contract. Members were from 17 states and five countries outside of the U.S. During this period, the CPCPC Executive Council selected 46 projects for funding. DOE/CPCPC provided $3.9 million in funding or an average of $564,000 per year. The total project costs were $5.45 million with $1.5 million, or {approx}28% of the total, provided by the members as cost share. Total average project size was $118,000 with $85,900 provided by DOE/CPCPC. In addition to the research, technology transfer/outreach was a large component of CPCPC's activities. Efficient technology transfer was critical for the deployment of new technologies into the field. CPCPC organized and hosted technology transfer meetings, tours, and tutorials, attended outreach conferences and workshops to represent CPCPC and attract new members, prepared and distributed reports and publications, and developed and maintained a Web site. The second contract ended December 31, 2010, and it is apparent that CPCPC positively impacted the carbon industry and coal research. Statistics and information were compiled to provide a comprehensive account of the impact the consortium had and the beneficial outcomes of many of the individual projects. Project fact sheet, success stories, and other project information were prepared. Two topical reports, a Synthesis report and a Web report, were prepared detailing this information.

  3. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal Final Report - Part 1

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    Miller, Bruce; Winton, Shea

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University successfully managed the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which was a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technologies on premium carbon products from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC was an initiative led by Penn State, its cocharter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provided the base funding for the program, with Penn State responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity continued under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003 and ended December 31, 2010. The objective of the second agreement was to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, which included Penn State and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC was its industry-led council that selected proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas had strong industrial support. CPCPC had 58 member companies and universities engaged over the 7-year period of this contract. Members were from 17 states and five countries outside of the U.S. During this period, the CPCPC Executive Council selected 46 projects for funding. DOE/CPCPC provided $3.9 million in funding or an average of $564,000 per year. The total project costs were $5.45 million with $1.5 million, or ~28% of the total, provided by the members as cost share. Total average project size was $118,000 with $85,900 provided by DOE/CPCPC. In addition to the research, technology transfer/outreach was a large component of CPCPC's activities. Efficient technology transfer was critical for the deployment of new technologies into the field. CPCPC organized and hosted technology transfer meetings, tours, and tutorials, attended outreach conferences and workshops to represent CPCPC and attract new members, prepared and distributed reports and publications, and developed and maintained a Web site. The second contract ended December 31, 2010, and it is apparent that CPCPC positively impacted the carbon industry and coal research. Statistics and information were compiled to provide a comprehensive account of the impact the consortium had and the beneficial outcomes of many of the individual projects. Project fact sheet, success stories, and other project information were prepared. Two topical reports, a Synthesis report and a Web report, were prepared detailing this information.

  4. Climate adaptation wedges: a case study of premium wine in the western United States

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    Diffenbaugh, Noah [Stanford University; White, Michael A [Utah State University (USU); Jones, Gregory V [Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR; Ashfaq, Moetasim [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design and implementation of effective climate change adaptation activities requires quantitative assessment of the impacts that are likely to occur without adaptation, as well as the fraction of impact that can be avoided through each activity. Here we present a quantitative framework inspired by the greenhouse gas stabilization wedges of Pacala and Socolow. In our proposed framework, the damage avoided by each adaptation activity creates an 'adaptation wedge' relative to the loss that would occur without that adaptation activity. We use premium winegrape suitability in the western United States as an illustrative case study, focusing on the near-term period that covers the years 2000 39. We find that the projected warming over this period results in the loss of suitable winegrape area throughout much of California, including most counties in the high-value North Coast and Central Coast regions. However, in quantifying adaptation wedges for individual high-value counties, we find that a large adaptation wedge can be captured by increasing the severe heat tolerance, including elimination of the 50% loss projected by the end of the 2030 9 period in the North Coast region, and reduction of the projected loss in the Central Coast region from 30% to less than 15%. Increased severe heat tolerance can capture an even larger adaptation wedge in the Pacific Northwest, including conversion of a projected loss of more than 30% in the Columbia Valley region of Washington to a projected gain of more than 150%. We also find that warming projected over the near-term decades has the potential to alter the quality of winegrapes produced in the western US, and we discuss potential actions that could create adaptation wedges given these potential changes in quality. While the present effort represents an initial exploration of one aspect of one industry, the climate adaptation wedge framework could be used to quantitatively evaluate the opportunities and limits of climate adaptation within and across a broad range of natural and human systems.

  5. Argumentation based preference aggregation Patricio Mosse

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -00735214,version1-25Sep2012 #12;A Abstract Data Type 42 A.1 TAD preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 A.2 TAD preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 A.3 TAD value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 A.4 TAD stakeholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 A.5 TAD implication

  6. Modeling consumer preferences for status-signaling brands: branding, pricing, and product-line decisions

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    Becerril Arreola, Rafael

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to such products. Hybrid cars, for example, are associatedThus, individuals may use hybrid cars to portray themselvesefficient though expensive hybrid cars. The price premium

  7. Optimal strategies and utility-based prices converge when agents' preferences do

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    preferences are described by utility func- tions Un defined on the whole real line. It is shown, under with finite time horizon and utility functions defined on the whole real line. Supposing that pricesOptimal strategies and utility-based prices converge when agents' preferences do Laurence Carassus

  8. Engineering development of advanced physical fine coal cleaning for premium fuel applications. Quarterly report, April 1--June 30, 1997

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    Moro, N.; Shields, G.L.; Smit, F.J.; Jha, M.C.

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this project is the engineering development of two advanced physical fine coal cleaning processes, column flotation and selective agglomeration, for premium fuel applications. The project scope includes laboratory research and bench-scale testing on six coals to optimize these processes, followed by the design, construction, and operation of a 2 t/hr process development unit (PDU). Accomplishments during the quarter are described on the following tasks and subtasks: Development of near-term applications (engineering development and dewatering studies); Engineering development of selective agglomeration (bench-scale testing and process scale-up); PDU and advanced column flotation module (coal selection and procurement and advanced flotation topical report); Selective agglomeration module (module operation and clean coal production with Hiawatha, Taggart, and Indiana 7 coals); Disposition of the PDU; and Project final report. Plans for next quarter are discussed and agglomeration results of the three tested coals are presented.

  9. Factors influencing international graduate students' preferences concerning where they prefer to start their careers

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    Musumba, Mark

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    groups, those who are not sure and those with defined preferences. Fifty-one percent of the students surveyed indicated they preferred to begin their careers in the U.S., 22 percent preferred their home countries, and 27 percent were not sure...

  10. Self-Reflection and Articulated Consumer Preferences

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    Hauser, John R.

    Accurate measurement of consumer preferences reduces development costs and leads to successful products. Some product-development teams use quantitative methods such as conjoint analysis or structured methods such as ...

  11. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    schedule. Of course, running CHP systems at the time ofride-through capability of CHP equipment, June 2007.Kammen* * Pacific Region CHP Application Center ^ Lawrence

  12. Consumer Attitudes and Preferences Regarding Chicken.

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    Branson, Robert E.; Mountney, George J.

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Since the best way to sell a product is to point out its appealing characteristics, this suggestion appears to h---- considerable merit. Breasts, drumsticks and thighs are the rr popular pieces of chicken, Table 11. The brc is most preferred.... Drumsticks rank ahead thighs. The wings and backs are important second, third and fourth preferences. The pu' or wish bone ranks low, probably because uil~ today's cutting methods it seldom appears as separate piece of chicken. Answers as to prefei...

  13. Engineering development of advanced physical fine coal cleaning for premium fuel applications. Quarterly technical progress report 16, July--September, 1996

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    Shields, G.L.; Moro, N.; Smit, F.J.; Jha, M.C.

    1996-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this project is the engineering development of two advanced physical fine coal cleaning processes, column flotation and selective agglomeration, for premium fuel applications. The project scope includes laboratory research and bench-scale testing on six coals to optimize these processes, followed by the design, construction, and operation of a 2-t/hr process development unit (PDU). The project began in October, 1992, and is scheduled for completion by September 1997. 28 refs., 13 figs., 19 tabs.

  14. CO2 Isotherms Measured on Moisture-Equilbrated Argonne Premium Coals at 550C and 15 Mpa

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    Goodman, A.L.

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sorption isotherms, which describe the coal’s gas storage capacity, are important for estimating the carbon sequestration potential of coal seams. The DOE-NETL initiated a second inter-laboratory isotherm comparison of coals where CO2 sorption isotherms were collected on moisture-equilibrated coals at temperatures and pressures relevant to CO2 sequestration. Each laboratory used the same coal samples and followed the same general procedure; however, each laboratory used their own apparatus and isotherm measurement technique. This study investigated the inter-laboratory reproducibility of carbon dioxide isotherm measurements on moisture-equilibrated Argonne premium coal samples (Pocahontas #3, Illinois #6, and Beulah Zap). Six independent laboratories provided isotherm data on the three moisture-equilibrated coal samples at 55oC and pressures up to 15 MPa. Agreement among the laboratories was good up to 8 MPa. At the higher pressures, the data among the laboratories diverged significantly for two of the laboratories and coincided reasonably well for four of the laboratories. This work provides guidance for estimating the reproducibility that might be expected when comparing published sorption isotherms on moisture-equilibrated coals from different laboratories.

  15. What is the Chance that the Equity Premium Varies Evidence from Predictive Regressions

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    Kahana, Michael J.

    Regressions Abstract We examine the evidence on excess stock return predictability in a Bayesian setting by the historical time series of returns and predictor variables. We find that taking into account the stochastic;1 Introduction This paper investigates the evidence in favor of stock return predictability from a model

  16. Extracting Geospatial Preferences Using Relational Neighbors

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    Marinho, Leandro Balby; Sandholm, Thomas; Nunes, Iury; Nóbrega, Caio; Araújo, Jordão

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the increasing popularity of location-based social media applications and devices that automatically tag generated content with locations, large repositories of collaborative geo-referenced data are appearing on-line. Efficiently extracting user preferences from these data to determine what information to recommend is challenging because of the sheer volume of data as well as the frequency of updates. Traditional recommender systems focus on the interplay between users and items, but ignore contextual parameters such as location. In this paper we take a geospatial approach to determine locational preferences and similarities between users. We propose to capture the geographic context of user preferences for items using a relational graph, through which we are able to derive many new and state-of-the-art recommendation algorithms, including combinations of them, requiring changes only in the definition of the edge weights. Furthermore, we discuss several solutions for cold-start scenarios. Finally, we con...

  17. Preferences and pollution cycles Stefano BOSI

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Preferences and pollution cycles Stefano BOSI EPEE, University of Evry David DESMARCHELIER EQUIPPE In a recent empirical work, Hanna and Oliva (2011) have found a negative impact of pollution on labor supply on the effects of pollution on consumption demand (Michel and Rotillon, 1995) neglecting those on labor supply

  18. On Programs with Linearly Ordered Multiple Preferences

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    Vermeir, Dirk

    programs allows for the defeat of rules to resolve contradictions. We propose a refinement of these se the following extended answer sets: N 1 = {local , politics} N 2 = {local , sports} N 3 = {national , economy} N 4 = {international , economy} . The redaction wishes to order them according to their preferences

  19. Preferred hierarchy scales from the product landscape

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    Songlin Lv; Zheng Sun; Lina Wu

    2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The product landscape method has been recently proposed to solve hierarchy problems such as the cosmological constant problem. We suggest that the parameter distribution on logarithmic scales should be used as a benchmark for hierarchy, and the preferred hierarchy scales can be obtained from the distribution peak. It is shown that generating hierarchy from purely product distribution is very inefficient. To achieve a reasonably acceptable efficiency, other effects such as accumulation of weak hierarchy in the effective theory should be incorporated.

  20. Policy Flash 2013-28 Implementation of Indian Energy Preference...

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    of Indian Energy Preference Provision in EP Act 2005 and Acquisition Letter 2013-02 Policy Flash 2013-28 Implementation of Indian Energy Preference Provision in EP Act 2005 and...

  1. Computing Political Preference among Twitter Followers Jennifer Golbeck

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Computing Political Preference among Twitter Followers Jennifer Golbeck Human-Computer Interaction bias and political information seeking preferences. As many media outlets create online personas, we seek to automatically estimate the political preferences of their audience, rather than of the outlet

  2. Computing Political Preference among Twitter Followers Jen Golbeck

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Computing Political Preference among Twitter Followers Jen Golbeck College of Information Studies outlets create online personas, we seek to measure the political preferences of their audience, rather than of the outlet itself. In this paper, we present a method for computing political preferences

  3. Predicting Political Preference of Twitter Users Aibek Makazhanov

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    Rafiei, Davood

    Predicting Political Preference of Twitter Users Aibek Makazhanov Nazarbayev University Research the problem of predicting the political preference of users on the Twitter network, showing that the political preference of users can be predicted from their interac- tion with political parties. We show

  4. Gravity with a dynamical preferred frame

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    Ted Jacobson; David Mattingly

    2001-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a generally covariant model in which local Lorentz invariance is broken "spontaneously" by a dynamical unit timelike vector field $u^a$---the "aether". Such a model makes it possible to study the gravitational and cosmological consequences of preferred frame effects, such as ``variable speed of light" or high frequency dispersion, while preserving a generally covariant metric theory of gravity. In this paper we restrict attention to an action for an effective theory of the aether which involves only the antisymmetrized derivative $\

  5. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal, Annual Progress Report, October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004

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    Andresen, John; Schobert, Harold; Miller, Bruce G

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) has been successfully operating the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which is a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technology on premium carbon produces from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC is an initiative being led by PSU, its co-charter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provides the base funding for the program, with PSU responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity has continued under the present cooperative agreement, No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003. The objective of the second agreement is to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC has enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, that includes PSU and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC is its industry-led council that selects proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas have strong industrial support. A second contract was executed with DOE NETL starting in October 2003 to continue the activities of CPCPC. An annual funding meeting was held in October 2003 and the council selected 10 projects for funding. Base funding for the projects is provided by NETL with matching funds from industry. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the various subcontractors on March 1, 2004.

  6. Assessment of Preferred Depleted Uranium Disposal Forms

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    Croff, A.G.; Hightower, J.R.; Lee, D.W.; Michaels, G.E.; Ranek, N.L.; Trabalka, J.R.

    2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of converting about 700,000 metric tons (MT) of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) containing 475,000 MT of depleted uranium (DU) to a stable form more suitable for long-term storage or disposal. Potential conversion forms include the tetrafluoride (DUF4), oxide (DUO2 or DU3O8), or metal. If worthwhile beneficial uses cannot be found for the DU product form, it will be sent to an appropriate site for disposal. The DU products are considered to be low-level waste (LLW) under both DOE orders and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. The objective of this study was to assess the acceptability of the potential DU conversion products at potential LLW disposal sites to provide a basis for DOE decisions on the preferred DU product form and a path forward that will ensure reliable and efficient disposal.

  7. The relationship of time perspective to time allocation, recreation experience preferences, and wellness

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    Shores, Kindal Alayne

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    s t ? 2005? M a j o r ? Subj ec t :? R ec r ea t i o n , ? Par k, ? an d? T o ur i s m ? Sc i e n ce s T HE ? R E L A T I ONSHIP ? OF ? T I M E ? PE R SP E C T I VE ? T O? T I M E ? A L L OC A T I ON, ? R E C R E A T I ON?E XPE R I E NC E ? PRE F E R E NC E... ? Wa tt s ? He ad? o f ? De part m e n t , ? J o s eph ? T . ? O? L ea r y? A ugu s t ? 2005? M a j o r ? Subj ec t :? R ec r ea t i o n , ? Par k, ? an d? T o ur i s m ? Sc i e n ce s iii? A B ST R AC T ? T h e? R e l at i o n s hi p? o f ? T i m e...

  8. Section 3161 Rehiring Preference for Eligible Separated Employees

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    of Section 3161 rehiring preference, if they are separated as a result of: (1) termination for cause; (2) voluntary separation from employment; (3) the normal completion of a...

  9. advanced user preferences: Topics by E-print Network

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    such as location. In this paper we take a geospatial approach to determine locational preferences and similarities between users. We propose to capture the geographic...

  10. PREFERRED WATERFLOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR THE SPRABERRY TREND AREA

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    David S. Schechter

    2004-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The naturally fractured Spraberry Trend Area is one of the largest reservoirs in the domestic U.S. and is the largest reservoir in area extent in the world. Production from Spraberry sands is found over a 2,500 sq. mile area and Spraberry reservoirs can be found in an eight county area in west Texas. Over 150 operators produce 65,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from the Spraberry Trend Area from more than 9,000 production wells. Recovery is poor, on the order of 7-10% due to the profoundly complicated nature of the reservoir, yet billions of barrels of hydrocarbons remain. We estimate over 15% of remaining reserves in domestic Class III reservoirs are in Spraberry Trend Area reservoirs. This tremendous domestic asset is a prime example of an endangered hydrocarbon resource in need of immediate technological advancements before thousands of wells are permanently abandoned. This report describes the final work of the project, ''Preferred Waterflood Management Practices for the Spraberry Trend Area.'' The objective of this project is to significantly increase field-wide production in the Spraberry Trend in a short time frame through the application of preferred practices for managing and optimizing water injection. Our goal is to dispel negative attitudes and lack of confidence in water injection and to document the methodology and results for public dissemination to motivate waterflood expansion in the Spraberry Trend. This objective has been accomplished through research in three areas: (1) detail historical review and extensive reservoir characterization, (2) production data management, and (3) field demonstration. This provides results of the final year of the three-year project for each of the three areas.

  11. The Formation and Persistence of Automobile Brand Preferences

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    Silver, Whendee

    The Formation and Persistence of Automobile Brand Preferences Soren T. Anderson Michigan State preferences in the automobile market demonstrate strong persistence, which im- plies that market conditions empirical evidence that (1) individuals tend to choose the same brand of automobile again and again

  12. Inventory List Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor

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    Inventory List UT Austin Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor L0146 Adapter, Glass w/Screw Top, Amber, 4 dram $0.56 VWRSC 4/21/14 Page - 1 #12;Inventory List UT Austin Item Number;Inventory List UT Austin Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor S0027 CD, Recordable $0

  13. FOR THE RECORD Discovery of a significant, nontopological preference for

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    , 2003) Abstract To help elucidate the role of secondary structure packing preferences in protein folding in guiding supersecondary structure formation in protein folding. This knowledge of preferred packing angles can be used to guide the engineering of stable protein modules. Keywords: Protein folding; secondary

  14. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal, Annual Progress Report, October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006

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    Bruce G. Miller

    2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University has been successfully managing the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which is a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technology on premium carbon produces from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC is an initiative being led by Penn State, its co-charter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provides the base funding for the program, with Penn State responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity has continued under the present cooperative agreement, No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003. The objective of the second agreement is to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC has enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, that includes Penn State and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC is its industry-led council that selects proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas have strong industrial support. Base funding for the selected projects is provided by NETL with matching funds from industry. At the annual funding meeting held in October 2003, ten projects were selected for funding. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on March 1, 2004. Nine of the ten 2004 projects were completed during the previous annual reporting period and their final reports were submitted with the previous annual report (i.e., 10/01/04-09/30/05). The final report for the remaining project, which was submitted during this reporting period (i.e., 10/01/05-09/30/06), is attached. At the annual funding meeting held in November 2004, eleven projects were selected for funding. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on March 1, 2005. Three additional projects were selected for funding during the April 2005 tutorial/funding meeting. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on July 1, 2005. Of these fourteen 2005 projects, eleven have been completed and the final reports are attached. An annual funding meeting was held in November 2005 and the council selected five projects for funding. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on March 1, 2006, except for one that started October 1, 2006.

  15. An Industrial-Based Consortium to Develop Premium Carbon Products from Coal, Annual Progress Report, October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005

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    Miller, Bruce G

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1998, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) has been successfully operating the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC), which is a vehicle for industry-driven research on the promotion, development, and transfer of innovative technology on premium carbon produces from coal to the U.S. industry. The CPCPC is an initiative being led by PSU, its co-charter member West Virginia University (WVU), and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), who also provides the base funding for the program, with PSU responsible for consortium management. CPCPC began in 1998 under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40350. This agreement ended November 2004 but the CPCPC activity has continued under the present cooperative agreement, No. DE-FC26-03NT41874, which started October 1, 2003. The objective of the second agreement is to continue the successful operation of the CPCPC. The CPCPC has enjoyed tremendous success with its organizational structure, that includes PSU and WVU as charter members, numerous industrial affiliate members, and strategic university affiliate members together with NETL, forming a vibrant and creative team for innovative research in the area of transforming coal to carbon products. The key aspect of CPCPC is its industry-led council that selects proposals submitted by CPCPC members to ensure CPCPC target areas have strong industrial support. A second contract was executed with DOE NETL starting in October 2003 to continue the activities of CPCPC. An annual funding meeting was held in October 2003 and the council selected ten projects for funding. Base funding for the projects is provided by NETL with matching funds from industry. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on March 1, 2004. Nine of the ten projects have been completed and the final reports for these 2004 projects are attached. An annual funding meeting was held in November 2004 and the council selected eleven projects for funding. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on March 1, 2005. Three additional projects were selected for funding during the April 2005 tutorial/funding meeting. Subcontracts were let from Penn State to the subcontractors on July 1, 2005.

  16. Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects - RGIDECON

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    Ellis, John R.; Robinson, John R.C.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Rister, M. Edward

    Methodology October 31, 2002 page 10 of 28 free component for time preference, a risk premium, and an inflation premium3 (Rister et al. 1999). The relationship between these three components is considered multiplicative (Leatham; Hamilton), i.e., the overall...TR-203 October 2002 Economic Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects – RGIDECON© M. Edward Rister Ronald D. Lacewell John R. C. Robinson John R. Ellis Allen W. Sturdivant Department of Agricultural Economics Texas Agricultural Experiment...

  17. Effects of non-preferred hand on control movement stereotypes

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    Lenz, Richard Lee

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    90 were right handed. Of the 120 subjects, only 3 were female. Ex eri mental Desi n To investigate the effects of the non-preferred hand on stereo- types, the on and off positioning regulations from the U. S. MIL- HDBK-759, (March 12, 1975... in the recommendations section. The second hypothesis was that the use of the non-preferred hand would cause unacceptable reversal errors due to a weakening of the stereotypes. The conclusion here is that the use of the non-preferred hand does reduce somewhat...

  18. PREFERRED WATERFLOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR THE SPRABERRY TREND AREA

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    C. M. Sizemore; David S. Schechter

    2003-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the work performed during the second year of the project, ''Preferred Waterflood Management Practices for the Spraberry Trend Area''. The objective of this project is to significantly increase field-wide production in the Spraberry Trend in a short time frame through the application of preferred practices for managing and optimizing water injection. Our goal is to dispel negative attitudes and lack of confidence in water injection and to document the methodology and results for public dissemination to motivate waterflood expansion in the Spraberry Trend. To achieve this objective, in this period we concentrated our effort on characterization of Germania Unit using an analog field ET ODaniel unit and old cased hole neutron. Petrophysical Characterization of the Germania Spraberry units requires a unique approach for a number of reasons--limited core data, lack of modern log data and absence of directed studies within the unit. The need for characterization of the Germania unit has emerged as a first step in the review, understanding and enhancement of the production practices applicable within the unit and the trend area in general. In the absence or lack of the afore mentioned resources, an approach that will rely heavily on previous petrophysical work carried out in the neighboring ET O'Daniel unit (6.2 miles away), and normalization of the old log data prior to conventional interpretation techniques will be used. A log-based rock model has been able to guide successfully the prediction of pay and non-pay intervals within the ET O'Daniel unit, and will be useful if found applicable within the Germania unit. A novel multiple regression technique utilizing non-parametric transformations to achieve better correlations in predicting a dependent variable (permeability) from multiple independent variables (rock type, shale volume and porosity) will also be investigated in this study. A log data base includes digitized formats of Gamma Ray, Cased Hole Neutron, limited Resistivity and Neutron/Density/Sonic porosity logs over a considerable wide area. In addition, a progress report on GSU waterflood pilot is reported for this period. We have seen positive response of water injection on new wells. We believe by proper data acquisition and precise reservoir engineering techniques, any lack of confidence in waterflooding can be overcome. Therefore, we develop field management software to control a vast data from the pilot and to perform precise reservoir engineering techniques such as decline curve analysis, gas and oil material balances, bubble map plot and PVT analysis. The manual for this software is listed in the Appendix-A.

  19. USDA BioPreferred Program Public Meeting for Stakeholders

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) BioPreferred® program will host a public meeting for interested stakeholders to discuss the issue of incorporating previously excluded mature market...

  20. Last Stand For Empire: Leo Amery and Imperial Preference

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    Freeman, William David

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The life and career of Leo Amery are examined with respect to the subject of Imperial Preference. The paper explores Amery's intellectual development and the motivations behind his life-long championing of greater economic unity for the British...

  1. Is the Preferred Basis selected by the environment?

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    Tian Wang; David Hobill

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that in a quantum measurement, the preferred basis is determined by the interaction between the apparatus and the quantum system, instead of by the environment. This interaction entangles three degrees of freedom, one system degree of freedom we are interested in and preserved by the interaction, one system degree of freedom that carries the change due to the interaction, and the apparatus degree of freedom which is always ignored. Considering all three degrees of freedom the composite state only has one decomposition, and this guarantees that the apparatus would end up in the expected preferred basis of our daily experiences. We also point out some problems with the environment-induced super-selection (Einselection) solution to the preferred basis problem, and clarifies a common misunderstanding of environmental decoherence and the preferred basis problem.

  2. Student Preferences for Academic Advisors as Transformational Leaders

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    Drozd, Deborah Suzanne

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A quantitative study was conducted to determine the preferences of undergraduate students for academic advisors as transformational leaders. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in leadership classes at a...

  3. St. Augustinegrass Warm-season turfgrass. Prefers full sun, but

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    Ishida, Yuko

    St. Augustinegrass Warm-season turfgrass. Prefers full sun, but has a high tolerance for shade-season grass. It does best in full sun and high temperatures. Goes dormant and turns brown in winter. Very

  4. Usable Gestures for Blind People: Understanding Preference and Performance

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    Anderson, Richard

    Usable Gestures for Blind People: Understanding Preference and Performance Shaun K. Kane, Jacob provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear

  5. What is the Chance that the Equity Premium Varies Evidence from Regressions on the Dividend-Price Ratio

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    Kahana, Michael J.

    on the Dividend-Price Ratio Jessica A. Wachter University of Pennsylvania and NBER Missaka Warusawitharana Board of predictability. When we apply our methods to the dividend-price ratio, we find that even investors who are quite confronted by the historical time series of returns and predictor variables. Correctly taking into account

  6. Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines

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    Dastrup, Samuel R.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    households face typically higher time of use prices for any electricityelectricity prices in San Diego County are tiered by monthly consumption, with each householdHouseholds may be uncertain about how much electricity the solar panels will generate, the future price of electricity

  7. Joint mixed logit models of stated and revealed preferences for alternative-fuel vehicles

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    Brownston, David; Bunch, David S.; Train, Kenneth

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for forecasting demand for alternative-fuel vehicles. In:preferences for alternative-fuel vehicles David Brownstonespondents' preferences for alternative-fuel vehicles. The e€

  8. Engineering development of advanced physical fine coal cleaning for premium fuel applications. Quarterly technical progress report 9, October 1, 1994--December 31, 1994

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    Moro, N.; Shields, G.L.; Smit, F.J.; Jha, M.C. [AMAX Research and Development Center, Golden, CO (United States)

    1995-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this project is the engineering development of two advanced physical fine coal cleaning processes, column flotation and selective agglomeration, for premium fuel applications. The project scope includes laboratory research and bench-scale testing on six coals to optimize these processes, followed by design, and construction of a 2-t/hr process development unit (PDU). The PDU will then be operated to generate 200 ton lots of each of three project coals, by each process. The project began in October, 1992 and is scheduled for completion by March, 1997. During Quarter 9 (October--December, 1995), parametric and optimization testing was completed for the Taggart, Sunnyside, and Indiana VII coal using a 12-inch Microcel{trademark} flotation column. The detailed design of the 2-t/hr PDU grinding, flotation, and dewatering circuits neared completion with the specification of the major pieces of capital equipment to be purchased for these areas. Selective agglomeration test work investigated the properties of various industrial grades of heptane for use during bench- and PDU-scale testing. It was decided to use a hydrotreated grade of commercial heptane due to its low cost and low concentration of aromatic compounds. The final Subtask 6.4 CWF Formulation Studies Test Plan was issued. A draft version of the Subtask 6.5 Preliminary Design and Test Plan Report was also issued, discussing the progress made in the design of the bench-scale selective agglomeration unit. PDU construction work moved forward through the issuing of 26 request for quotations and 21 award packages for capital equipment.

  9. The effect of dimensional preference on paired-associate learning

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    Gill, David Henry

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECT OF DIMENSIONAL PREFERENCE ON PAIRED-ASSOCIATE LEARNING A Th sis by DAYID HENRY GILL Submitted to the Graduate Co'liege of Texas AIM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MA TER OF SCIENCE August... 1970 Major Subject: Psychology THE EFFECT OF DIMENSIONAL PREFERENCE ON PAIRED-ASSOCIATE LEARNING A Thesis by DAVID HENRY GILL Approved as to style and content by: Chairman o Committee a Lo Member) of o pe t~ent Member August 1970 ADSTRACT...

  10. Catic A, et al. Preferred in vivo ubiquitination sites

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    Church, George M.

    this question have proven difficult, because of the redundancy of ligases and the lack of strictly required known ubiquitination sites in 95 proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The results show clear structural preferences for ubiquitin ligation to target proteins, and compartment-specific amino acid patterns in close

  11. Graphical models for preference and utility Fahiem Bacchus

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    Boutilier, Craig

    of actually giving utilities: e.g., one can list pre- ferred goals, impose hard or soft constraints on beGraphical models for preference and utility Fahiem Bacchus Dept. of Computer Science University no- tions of independence for utility functions in a multi-attribute space, and suggest

  12. APRIL: Active Preference-learning based Reinforcement Learning

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    behaviors (section 2). Resuming the preference-based policy learning (Ppl) approach [2], the con- tribution of the present paper is to extend Ppl along the lines of active learning, in order to minimize the number Bayesian approaches hardly scale up to large-dimensional continuous spaces. Secondly, the Ppl setting

  13. CP 2005 Sitges, Spain, October 3, 2005 Preference Reasoning

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    Rossi, Francesca

    CP 2005 Sitges, Spain, October 3, 2005 Preference Reasoning Francesca Rossi University of Padova, Italy CP 2005 Sitges, Spain, October 3, 2005 Joint work with ... Stefano Bistarelli, Univ. Pescara, Australia CP 2005 Sitges, Spain, October 3, 2005 Ultimate goal A formalism to model many kinds

  14. Optimal Training, Employee Preferences and Moral Statistics and Mathematics Unit

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Optimal Training, Employee Preferences and Moral Hazard Arup Bose Statistics and Mathematics Unit Abstract We study an agency model with moral hazard, when the employer offers com- plementary training to offer training and development opportunities and given that employees are not identical, how

  15. Folder Contents New Search | Folder | Preferences | Help | Exit

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    Bardsley, John

    Folder Contents New Search | Folder | Preferences | Help | Exit Basic Search Advanced Search Visual Advanced Search Visual Search Choose Databases UNIV OF MONTANA-MISSOULA Sign In to My EBSCOhost Keyword Search Choose Databases UNIV OF MONTANA-MISSOULA Sign In to My EBSCOhost Keyword | Publications | Subject

  16. On Revealed Preference and Indivisibilities Satoru FUJISHIGE and Zaifu YANG

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    Preference and Indivisibilities1 Satoru Fujishige2 and Zaifu Yang3 Abstract: We consider a market model traded in discrete quantities, such as oil sold in barrels. Obviously, modeling economies-satiation become meaningless in the current discrete model, by refining the standard notion of demand set we show

  17. On Revealed Preference and Indivisibilities Satoru FUJISHIGE and Zaifu YANG

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    Preference and Indivisibilities 1 Satoru Fujishige 2 and Zaifu Yang 3 Abstract: We consider a market model traded in discrete quantities, such as oil sold in barrels. Obviously, modeling economies­satiation become meaningless in the current discrete model, by refining the standard notion of demand set we show

  18. Inventory List Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor

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    Inventory List UT Austin Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor E0060 1 kb DNA Ladder0042 Taq DNA Polymerase - 2,000 units $224.48 NEWEN 4/21/14 Page - 1 #12;Inventory List UT Austin Item

  19. Inventory List Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor

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    Inventory List UT Austin Item Number Brief Description Price Preferred Vendor Y0044 #BL21 STAR DE3.44 LIFET Y0041 Purelink Genomic DNA (50) $90.39 LIFET 4/21/14 Page - 1 #12;Inventory List UT Austin Item

  20. Learning Trajectory Preferences for Manipulators via Iterative Improvement

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    Joachims, Thorsten

    Wojcik, Thorsten Joachims, Ashutosh Saxena Department of Computer Science, Cornell University. {ashesh,bmw, tasks and environments. In this paper, we propose a co-active online learning framework for teaching, the preferences were not only influenced by the object being manipulated but also by the surrounding environment.1

  1. Understanding Sharing Preferences and Behavior for mHealth Devices

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    of the collection and sharing of their personal health information collected using mobile health (mHealth) devices controls for mobile devices and applications that collect any personal and activity informationUnderstanding Sharing Preferences and Behavior for mHealth Devices Aarathi Prasad1 , Jacob Sorber2

  2. Factors influencing preferences for waterbased recreation in Hardin County, Texas

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    Stribling, James Clayton

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and prefer- ence reveals some mentioned frequently as important determinants. Green and Wadsworth (9) found that variables that tend to have a sig- nificant effect upon participation in camping were: (1) occupation, (2) age, (3) vacation, (4) education..., from 3, 174 to 6, 277. The estimated population for Hardin County in 1967 was 30, 607, with the City of Silsbee estimated at 9, 500. (16) Hardin County residents have a long history of recreational boating. Sports fishermen have enjoyed, from...

  3. Recipient allocation preferences and organizational choices: a fit perspective

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    Gogus, Celile Itir

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    . Christopher O. L. H. Porter was one of the most influential people throughout my graduate career, I thank him for his tremendous help with this dissertation and also for our work in the Team Research Lab. Mindy Bergman and Angelo DeNisi were very helpful... the relationship between different outcome types and choice of an allocation preference almost exclusively focused on the outcome categories proposed by the social exchange theory (Foa & Foa, 1975). The theory identifies six outcome categories that may...

  4. Including risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine recreation

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    Gerber, Leah R.

    . All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Stated-preference valuation methods use hypothetical scenariosIncluding risk in stated-preference economic valuations: Experiments on choices for marine xxx Keywords: Choice experiments Diving Economic valuation Fishing Hypothetical bias Recreation Risk

  5. Methods to Market Mario: An Analysis of American and Japanese Preference for Control in Video Games

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    Cook, Geoffrey Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Video game developers and journalists on both sides of the Pacific agree that the preferences of Japanese and American video gamers are quite different. Their consensus is that Americans prefer a relatively higher level of control in most aspects...

  6. Social psychology and environmental economics: a new look at ex ante corrections of biased preference evaluation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Social psychology and environmental economics: a new look at ex ante corrections of biased preference evaluation Nicolas Jacquemet Alexander G. James Stéphane Luchini§ Jason F. Shogren¶ October 12 social psychology has affected one aspect of environmental economics: preference elicitation through

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - affect oviposition preference Sample Search...

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

    regardless of species identity. Oviposition preferences likely reflect... 1083 Plant architecture affects periodical cicada oviposition behavior on native and non......

  8. An Evaluation of the Interactive Effects of Feedback Sequence and Timing on Efficacy and Preference

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    Henley, Amy Jessica

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Feedback is an effective method for increasing employee performance in a wide range of settings, although questions remain regarding the most effective characteristics of feedback. Despite the fact that there is little research on the sequence...

  9. Infants Prefer the Musical Meter of Their Own Culture: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Infants Prefer the Musical Meter of Their Own Culture: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Gaye Soley to determine whether cultural background would influence their preferences for musical meter. In Experiment 1, American infants preferred Western over Balkan meter, whereas Turkish infants, who were familiar with both

  10. ELICITING UTILITY FOR (NON)EXPECTED UTILITY PREFERENCES USING INVARIANCE TRANSFORMATIONS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ELICITING UTILITY FOR (NON)EXPECTED UTILITY PREFERENCES USING INVARIANCE TRANSFORMATIONS André DE,version1-15Sep2010 #12;Eliciting Utility for (Non)Expected Utility Preferences Using Invariance of (non)-expected utility theory. When individual preference satisfies a given invariance property, his

  11. Expert operator preferences in remote manipulator control systems

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    Sundstrom, E. [Human Machine Interfaces, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Draper, J.V. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Fausz, A.; Woods, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a survey of expert remote manipulator operators designed to identify features of control systems related to operator efficiency and comfort. It provides information for designing the control center for the Single-Shell Tank Waste Retrieval Manipulator System (TWRMS) Test Bed, described in a separate report. Research questions concerned preferred modes of control, optimum work sessions, sources of operator fatigue, importance of control system design features, and desired changes in control rooms. Participants comprised four expert remote manipulator operators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who individually have from 9 to 20 years of experience using teleoperators. The operators had all used rate and position control, and all preferred bilateral (force-reflecting) position control. They reported spending an average of 2.75 h in control of a teleoperator system during a typical shift. All were accustomed to working in a crew of two and alternating control and support roles in 2-h rotations in an 8-h shift. Operators reported that fatigue in using remote manipulator systems came mainly from watching TV monitors and making repetitive motions. Three of four experienced symptoms, including headaches and sore eyes, wrists, and back. Of 17 features of control rooms rated on importance, highest ratings went to comfort and support provided by the operator chair, location of controls, location of video monitors, video image clarity, types of controls, and control modes. When asked what they wanted to change, operators said work stations designed for comfort; simpler, lighter hand-controls; separate controls for each camera; better placement of remote camera; color monitors; and control room layouts that support crew interaction. Results of this small survey reinforced the importance of ergonomic factors in remote manipulation.

  12. Animated agents in K-12 engineering outreach: Preferred agent characteristics across age levels

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    Reisslein, Martin

    agent characteristics were assessed using survey methodology: agent gender, age, real- ism, clothing; Perez & Solomon, 2005; Wang et al., 2008). The current study investigates learner preferences

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - algorithm incorporating preference Sample...

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

    Nottingham Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 23 Articulating User Preferences in Many-Objective Problems by Sampling the Weighted Hypervolume Summary: ....

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - assess subject preference Sample Search...

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

    Summary: , the subjects have no prior information regarding preference for a particular image which need not be the case... the subjects were also consistent when the...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - amino acid preferences Sample Search Results

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

    of the amino acid side chains contribute to the structural preferences in protein folding," J. Biomol. Struct... ? Proteins are composed of fundamental ... Source:...

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - assortative mating preferences Sample Search...

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    in a population. As the strength of assortative mating preference... to the genetic architecture It is ... Source: Schluter, Dolph - Department of Zoology, University of...

  17. Impact of Gender on Patient Preferences for Technology-Based Behavioral Interventions

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    Kim, David J.; Choo, Esther K.; Ranney, Megan L.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    patientst preferences for technology-based behavioralemergency department technology-based behavioral healthNoell J, Glasgow RE. Interactive technology applications for

  18. http://tas.sagepub.com Time & Society

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    Rosters on Employee Work and Non-Work http://tas.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/2-3/315 The online and Non-work Time Preferences Angela Baker, Gregory Roach, Sally Ferguson and Drew Dawson ABSTRACT 24, 2010http://tas.sagepub.comDownloaded from #12;The Impact of Different Rosters on Employee Work

  19. Anomalous Flyby in the Non-Prefered Reference Frame of the Rotating Earth

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    Walter Petry

    2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Several spacecrafts show an anomalous flyby. In a previous paper a non-prefered reference frame is studied moving uniformly relative to the prefered one. In this article the Doppler frequency residual is derived. The prefered reference frame is given by the isotropy of the CMB and the non-prefered one is the Earth. The resulting jump is much too small to explain the measured anomalous flybys of the different spacecrafts. Therefore, the transformations from the prefered frame to the non-prefered frame are replaced by the corresponding total differentials. A formula for the Doppler frequency residual is derived. It is applied to the prefered frame of the Earth and the non-prefered frame of the rotating Earth. The resulting Doppler residual depends on the direction of the velocity of the spacecraft and the position of the observer on the rotating Earth. It is similar to the experimental formula of Anderson et al. which is independent of the position of the observer.

  20. HOME ENERGY PREFERENCES & POLICY: APPLYING STATED CHOICE MODELING TO A HYBRID

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    for home renovations and heating systems. Using stated preference data from over 600 completed surveys, I or benefits for heating system and renovation choices in the residential sector. Overall, respondents prefer furnaces, 6% for electric baseboards, 28% for heat pumps and 10% for mid efficiency oil furnaces

  1. The Auk 117(3):709717, 2000 SEASONAL FRUIT PREFERENCES FOR LIPIDS AND SUGARS BY

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    709 The Auk 117(3):709­717, 2000 SEASONAL FRUIT PREFERENCES FOR LIPIDS AND SUGARS BY AMERICAN AND TIMOTHY WORK4 Department of Biology, Hope College, Holland, Michigan 49423, USA ABSTRACT.--Fruit preference by birds is a complex process based upon the morphology and spatial arrangement of fruits

  2. POET: The Online Preference Elicitation Tool James Royalty, Robert Holland, Judy Goldsmith, Alex Dekhtyar

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    Dekhtyar, Alexander

    POET: The Online Preference Elicitation Tool #3; James Royalty, Robert Holland, Judy Goldsmith. To this end, we present POET: the Online Preference Elicitation Tool. POET is a graphical Java applet designed is complete POET out- puts the resulting utility function as an XML docu- ment. Internally, POET represents

  3. Public Preferences for Marine Protected Areas Off the U.S. West Coast: The

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    Marine Protected Areas to "help protect the significant natural and cultural resources within the marinePublic Preferences for Marine Protected Areas Off the U.S. West Coast: The Significance 2014 #12;#12;Public Preferences for Marine Protected Areas Off the U.S. West Coast: The Significance

  4. Structural Basis of the Anionic Interface Preference and kcat Activation of

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    Tsai, Ming-Daw

    ABSTRACT: Pancreatic phospholipase A2 (PLA2) shows a strong preference for the binding to the anionic the preference is mediated through 3 (Lys-53, -56, and -120) of the 12 cationic residues of bovine pancreatic PLA induces a structural change that promotes the binding of PLA2 to the interface as well as the substrate

  5. Revision of Specification Automata under Quantitative Preferences Kangjin Kim and Georgios Fainekos

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    Fainekos, Georgios E.

    as well. In [4], [5], we studied the theoretical foundations of the specification automata revisionRevision of Specification Automata under Quantitative Preferences Kangjin Kim and Georgios Fainekos Abstract-- We study the problem of revising specifications with preferences for automata based control

  6. Culturally Variable Preferences for Robot Design and Use in South Korea, Turkey, and the United States

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    Sabanovic, Selma

    .2 [User- Centered Design]; I.2.9 [Robotics]: Commercial robots and applications; K.4: Computers, Turkey, United States, survey, robot design, robot application, user preferences. 1. INTRODUCTIONCulturally Variable Preferences for Robot Design and Use in South Korea, Turkey, and the United

  7. Free Energy Analysis of the Conformational Preferences of A and B Forms of DNA in Solution

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    Free Energy Analysis of the Conformational Preferences of A and B Forms of DNA in Solution B in conformational preferences experimentally are accounted for by the calculations. Analysis of the results indicates the free energy associated with the explicit organization of the mobile counterions around

  8. Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey

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    Levinson, David M.

    Trails, lanes, or traffic: Valuing bicycle facilities with an adaptive stated preference survey with side parking to an off-road bicycle trail, with smaller changes associated with less dramatic improvements. Ã? 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Bicycling; Stated preference; Adaptive stated

  9. VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT APPROACH

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT APPROACH by Andrew D. Krueger All Rights Reserved #12;ii VALUING PUBLIC PREFERENCES FOR OFFSHORE WIND POWER: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT thank you for your perspective on offshore renewable energy regulation. As committee members, your

  10. GENERATION Y PREFERENCES FOR EMPLOYER BRAND BENEFITS Chlo Guillot Soulez -chloe.guillot-soulez@uha.fr

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    GENERATION Y PREFERENCES FOR EMPLOYER BRAND BENEFITS Chloé Guillot Soulez - chloe Manuscrit auteur, publié dans " " #12;Generation Y preferences for employer brand benefits ABSTRACT This paper studies the preoccupations of young graduates from Generation Y transitioning from education

  11. B: preferred for 5 credits January 12, 2010

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    De Luca, Alessandro

    - ( RV 2 R2+h2 )2 R2 + h2 =: Amax. In order to have a feasible Amax > 0, the value of A should for the accelera- tion/deceleration interval time Ts = Vmax Amax = V A2 - ( RV 2 R2+h2 )2 . In order to have s at time t = T is then smax := s(T) = (T - Ts)Vmax = TVmax - V 2 max Amax = TV R2 + h2 - V 2 (R2 + h2)A2

  12. A study of the food preferences and feeding strategies of Tetramorium bicarinatum (Nylander) (Hymenoptera:Formicidae)

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    Johnson, Janis Leigh

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was conducted to determine the food preferences and feeding strategies of Tetramorium bicarinatum Nylander. The first objective was to determine if T. bicarinatum could distinguish between a high (10%) and low (1%) concentrations...

  13. Preferences for mode of delivery in nulliparous Argentinean women: a qualitative study

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sector where epidural anesthesia is not available for VDs.I wouldn’t ask for anesthesia. . .I am preparing withwomen can choose to have anesthesia and often preferred

  14. The Relationship Between Leadership Level and Preference for Administrative Interview Questions

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    Tulipana, Teresa Marie

    2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether administrators at differing levels (elementary, secondary and central office) had a preference for interview questions and composite scales designed to identify effective ...

  15. De Sitter Universe from Causal Dynamical Triangulations without Preferred Foliation

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    S. Jordan; R. Loll

    2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed analysis of a recently introduced version of Causal Dynamical Triangulations (CDT) that does not rely on a distinguished time slicing. Focussing on the case of 2+1 spacetime dimensions, we analyze its geometric and causal properties, present details of the numerical set-up and explain how to extract "volume profiles". Extensive Monte Carlo measurements of the system show the emergence of a de Sitter universe on large scales from the underlying quantum ensemble, similar to what was observed previously in standard CDT quantum gravity. This provides evidence that the distinguished time slicing of the latter is not an essential part of its kinematical set-up.

  16. Considerations of driver preferences and performance for selection of electronic automobile instrumentation

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    Harwood, Raymond Scott

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CONSIDERATIONS OF DRIVER PREFERENCES AND PERFORMANCE FOR SELECTION OF ELECTRONIC AUTOMOBILE INSTRUMENTATION A Thesis by RAYMOND SCOTT HARWOOD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1988 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering CONSIDERATIONS OF DRIVER PREFERENCES AND PERFORMANCE FOR SELECTION OF ELECTRONIC AUTOMOBILE INSTRUMENTATION A Thesis by RAYMOND SCOTT HARWOOD Approved as to style...

  17. Social comparison preferences as a function of judgmental nature and vested interest

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    Gorenflo, Daniel William

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SOCIAL COMPARISON PREFERENCES AS A FUNCTION OF JUDGMENTAL NATURE AND VESTED INTEREST A Thesis DANIEL WILLIAM GORENFLO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the 'degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1985 Ma(or Sub)set: Psychology SOCIAL COMPARISON. PREFERENCES AS A FUNCTION OF JUDGMENTAL NATURE AND VESTED INTEREST A Thesis DANIEL WILLIAM GORENFLO Approved as to style and content by: William D. Grano (Chairman...

  18. The relationship between policy choice and the size of the policy region: Why small jurisdictions may prefer renewable energy policies to reduce CO2 emissions

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    Accordino, Megan H.; Rajagopal, Deepak

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    may prefer renewable energy policies to reduce CO2 emissionsmay prefer renewable energy policies to reduce CO 2www.dsireusa.org Renewable Energy Policy Network, http://

  19. The relationship between policy choice and the size of the policy region: Why small jurisdictions may prefer renewable energy policies to reduce CO2 emissions

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    Accordino, Megan H.; Rajagopal, Deepak

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electricity from renewable energy is always more expensivejurisdictions may prefer renewable energy policies to reducejurisdictions may prefer renewable energy policies to reduce

  20. Entropic Time

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

    2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Premium Mobile Projector sony.com/projectors

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    automatically finds the input signal · Smart APA (Auto Pixel Alignment), which sizes and adjusts the projected. For example, an 80-inch* image can be projected from a distance of approximately 7.9 feet (2.4 meters

  2. Understanding premium-efficiency motor economics

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    Hirzel, J. (GE Motors, Fort Wayne, IN (US))

    1992-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that from a numerical standpoint, motors in continuous-duty service comprise only a fraction of those used in America's industrial plants. Not all plant engineers, however, are aware that the relatively few motors in continuous-duty service account for about 75% of all industrial electrical use. For motors in continuous-duty service, a few percentage points gain in efficiency can yield tremendous reductions in the plant electric bill energy charge. Acknowledgment of this fact has spawned the common practice of replacing less-efficient motors with types of more energy-efficient design. However, arbitrary application of this retrofit practice can be a costly mistake. To maximize return on investment, some basic factors must be understood and considered.

  3. Increasing Biofuel Deployment through Renewable Super Premium

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

    * High oil prices had little effect on the rate of RSPV adoption because high gasoline prices enabled CAF compliance through more efficient vehicles Total Vehicles Price...

  4. Increasing Biofuel Deployment through Renewable Super Premium

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensionalthe U.S. Improving Fan SystemIna Shaw InaFederalDemonstration

  5. Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: Scope ChangeL-01-06 AuditAugustAviation ProfessionalAvoid

  6. Reduction of the effect of preferred orientation in x-ray crystal powder samples

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    Nydegger, Raymond Russell

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    'kS ~ f}. FIGURE 3. BRAGG SCATTERING Yf Chs crystallites ars randomly oriented throughout the powdsx, the pattern zepresents a superposition of the individual patterns which would be obtained if a single crystal were irradiated in every possible... mesh screen, preferred orientation ean be x educed. 3 Particles small enough Co pass thxough Chs screen will of'ten have relatively unif'orm dimensions, but this method does not always eliminate preferred ox ientation, McCx eery9 and Hildsbz and7...

  7. CP nets: representing and reasoning with preferences of multiple agents We introduce CP nets, an extension of the CP net formal-

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    Rossi, Francesca

    , suppose you invite three friends round for dinner. Alice prefers fish to beef. Bob, on the other hand, prefers beef to fish. Finally, Carol is like Alice and prefers fish to beef. What do you cook? Both choices are Pareto optimal. If you cook fish then changing to beef will be more preferred by Bob, but less

  8. Approaches for identifying consumer preferences for the design of technology products : a case study of residential solar panels .

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    Chen, Heidi Qianyi

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This thesis investigates ways to obtain consumer preferences for technology products to help designers identify the key attributes that contribute to a product's market success.… (more)

  9. HumanWildlife Conflicts 1(2):214223, Fall 2007 Foraging preferences of captive Canada

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    Human­Wildlife Conflicts 1(2):214­223, Fall 2007 Foraging preferences of captive Canada geese Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870, USA Abstract: Overabundant populations of Canada geese (Branta these concerns. The objective of this study was to determine if captive Canada geese exhibited a foraging

  10. Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl

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    Mousseau, Timothy A.

    Birds prefer to breed in sites with low radioactivity in Chernobyl A. P. Møller1,* and T. A. 1988). Likewise, a recent report on the biological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl predicted after the accident (Chernobyl Forum 2005). However, the main conclusion remaining after 20 years

  11. Cautious Risk-Takers: Investor Preferences and Demand for Active Management

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    Cautious Risk-Takers: Investor Preferences and Demand for Active Management Valery Polkovnichenko and Demand for Active Management Abstract Actively managed mutual funds have distinct return distributions from the equally important side of investor demand. We take funds returns as given and use them

  12. Commensal bacteria play a role in mating preference of Drosophila melanogaster

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    Dean, Matthew D.

    starch flies and that "maltose flies" preferred to mate with other maltose flies (i.e., positive were transferred to starch medium (Fig. 1A; Materials and Methods). After a fixed number of generations population. Individuals of one population had the tips of their wings clipped to allow identification

  13. A Demonstration of FlexPref: Extensible Preference Evaluation Inside the DBMS Engine

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    Mokbel, Mohamed F.

    A Demonstration of FlexPref: Extensible Preference Evaluation Inside the DBMS Engine Justin J This demonstration presents FlexPref, a framework imple- mented inside the DBMS query processor that enables effi, a fundamental issue is how we can realize each existing and future method inside a DBMS This work is supported

  14. High-Speed Imaging of Freezing Drops: Still No Preference for the Contact Line

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    Kostinski, Alex

    , Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931, United States *S Supporting Information regarding a preferred status of the triple line between water, air, and an ice-catalyzing substrate geometry. INTRODUCTION Heterogeneous nucleation in clouds converts water to ice, thereby affecting weather

  15. Preferences for environmental issues among environmentally-concerned citizens in six countries

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    Seip, K. L.; Cobelas, M. A.; Doledec, S.; Fang, Jinghua; Smith, Val H.; Vorontsova, O. S.

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The aggregated preferences in all groups showed emphasis on pollution issues (rank I out of six issues in all six countries). The groups were least concerned with animal rights, which here included the right for top predators like tigers and wolf to roam...

  16. Foraging Decision Rules and Prey Species Preferences of Northwestern Crows (Corvus caurinus)

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    Dawson, Russell D.

    preferences of northwestern crows (Corvus caurinus) feeding on littleneck clams (Tapes philip- pinarum), and large clams (4.0­4.9 cm) with large whelks. Profitability estimates based on observations of crows-1613/2005/11101­077/$15.00/0 www.blackwell-synergy.com #12;and that serve as reliable indicators of prey quality (Stephens & Krebs

  17. Instructions for Web Browsers Make sure you have the latest version of your preferred web browser.

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Instructions for Web Browsers Make sure you have the latest version of your preferred web browser Alternatively you can right click the web links and choose save target as to save the PDF form. Once downloaded for reference Alternatively you can right click the web link and choose save Link as to save the PDF file. Once

  18. Pharmaceuticals in wastewater: Behavior, preferences, and willingness to pay for a disposal program

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    Kotchen, Matthew J.

    Pharmaceuticals in wastewater: Behavior, preferences, and willingness to pay for a disposal program Contingent valuation Willingness to pay Wastewater a b s t r a c t The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in treated wastewater and in surface waters is a growing environmental concern. This paper provides

  19. Using sheep preference, near infrared reflectance and laboratory tests for predicting voluntary intake

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Using sheep preference, near infrared reflectance and laboratory tests for predicting voluntary for grinding ; N, NDF, ADF ; in vitro DMD ; and 4 promising second derivatives of the near infrared spectrum in VDMI, gas production methods lose their predictive ability in favour of in sacco methods. Near Infrared

  20. Investigating citizens' preferences for recycling Residual Organic Products in agriculture: a choice experiment approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in France (excluding agriculture waste) [1], the recycling of urban organic waste is a strong environmentalInvestigating citizens' preferences for recycling Residual Organic Products in agriculture or mineral fertilizers. The paper addresses in particular 3 environmental effects: the organic waste

  1. Single wall carbon nanotube fibers extruded from super-acid suspensions: Preferred orientation, electrical, and thermal transport

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    Natelson, Douglas

    Single wall carbon nanotube fibers extruded from super-acid suspensions: Preferred orientation September 2003 Fibers of single wall carbon nanotubes extruded from super-acid suspensions exhibit preferred orientation along their axes. We characterize the alignment by x-ray fiber diagrams and polarized Raman

  2. Automated solar collector installation design including ability to define heterogeneous design preferences

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    Wayne, Gary; Frumkin, Alexander; Zaydman, Michael; Lehman, Scott; Brenner, Jules

    2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre -defined "features" with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences. Distinct apertures may provide heterogeneous regions of collector layout according to the user-defined design preferences.

  3. Automated solar collector installation design including ability to define heterogeneous design preferences

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wayne, Gary; Frumkin, Alexander; Zaydman, Michael; Lehman, Scott; Brenner, Jules

    2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined "features" with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences. Distinct apertures may provide heterogeneous regions of collector layout according to the user-defined design preferences.

  4. Pairing preferences of the model mono-valence mono-atomic ions investigated by molecular simulation

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    Zhang, Qiang [State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, Liaoning (China) [State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, Liaoning (China); Department of Chemistry, Bohai University, Jinzhou 121000 (China); Zhang, Ruiting; Zhao, Ying; Li, HuanHuan; Zhuang, Wei, E-mail: wzhuang@dicp.ac.cn, E-mail: gaoyq@pku.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, Liaoning (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, Liaoning (China); Gao, Yi Qin, E-mail: wzhuang@dicp.ac.cn, E-mail: gaoyq@pku.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We carried out a series of potential of mean force calculations to study the pairing preferences of a series of model mono-atomic 1:1 ions with evenly varied sizes. The probabilities of forming the contact ion pair (CIP) and the single water separate ion pair (SIP) were presented in the two-dimensional plots with respect to the ion sizes. The pairing preferences reflected in these plots largely agree with the empirical rule of matching ion sizes in the small and big size regions. In the region that the ion sizes are close to the size of the water molecule; however, a significant deviation from this conventional rule is observed. Our further analysis indicated that this deviation originates from the competition between CIP and the water bridging SIP state. The competition is mainly an enthalpy modulated phenomenon in which the existing of the water bridging plays a significant role.

  5. White-tailed Deer Browse Preferences for South Texas and the Edwards Plateau

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    Wright, Byron D.; Lyons, Robert K.; Cooper, Susan; Cathey, James

    2003-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Used plants usually are protected from browsing by physical or chemical deterrents. For example, cedar has volatile oils (terpenes) that dis- courage browsing. Agarito has a physical defense; young leaves are tender and readily eaten, but mature agarito... on your property and their relative abundance. ? Monitor deer and livestock use of the dif- ferent categories of browse on your prop- erty. ? Manage for herbivore densities that prevent severe hedging or the disappearance of highly preferred browse species...

  6. The host preference of the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Fabricius), to cotton and tobacco

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    Kennedy, Gary Wright

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tobacco budworm moths in the area during all of June and practically all oviposition took place on tobacco. Thus, during this period tobacco apparently was serving as a very effective trap crop for small numbers of budworms. Table 11. Seasonal...THE HOST PREFERENCE OF THE TOBACCO BUDWORM, HELIOTHIS VIRESCENS (FABRICIUS), TO COTTON AND TOBACCO A Thesis by GARY WRIGHT KENNEDY Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  7. Preference and intake of feedstuff by crested porcupines (Hystrix brachyura) in captivity

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    batatas) 300 g/d, fresh oil palm fruits (Elaeis guineensis) 400 g/d and commercial rabbit pellets ad.47 ± 0.65. The preferences for food were as follows ; sweet potato > oil palm fruits > kangkong > pellet.0 % and EE 1.0 %) and oil palm fruits (high EE 18.0 %, DM 42 %, CP 7.4 %, CF 19.1 % and NFE 53.5 %) than

  8. LACK OF ANGULAR CORRELATION AND ODD-PARITY PREFERENCE IN COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND DATA

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    Kim, Jaiseung; Naselsky, Pavel, E-mail: jkim@nbi.dk [Niels Bohr Institute and Discovery Center, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the angular correlation in the recent cosmic microwave background data. In addition to the known large-angle correlation anomaly, we find the lack of correlation at small angles with high statistical significance. We have investigated various non-cosmological contamination as well as the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) team's simulated data. However, we have not found a definite cause. In the angular power spectrum of WMAP data, there exists anomalous odd-parity preference at low multipoles. Noting the equivalence between the power spectrum and the correlation, we have investigated the association between the lack of large-angle correlation and the odd-parity preference. From our investigation, we find that the odd-parity preference at low multipoles is, in fact, a phenomenological origin of the lack of large-angle correlation. Further investigation is required to find out whether the origin of the anomaly is cosmological or due to unaccounted systematics. The data from the Planck surveyor, which has systematics distinct from WMAP, will greatly help us to resolve its origin.

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

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

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

  10. Time Off

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassiveSubmittedStatus TomAboutManusScienceThe43068G. ThundatSmallDepartment ofTimTime

  11. Essays in time and risk

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    Sprenger, Charles

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    4.4.1 Risk Attitudes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.3.1 Additional Risk Preference Measures . . . . . . . .An Endowment Effect for Risk: Experimental Tests of

  12. STD. 832 (REV. 1/2005) (FRONT) STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES LOCAL AGENCY MILITARY BASE RECOVERY AREA ACT DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND PREFERENCE PROGRAMS

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    eligible workforce employees (Section II). To identify LAMBRA worksites contact the city or county Planning% TO 4% WORKFORCE PREFERENCE Bidders must qualify their firm's worksite eligibility to request an additional 1% to 4% workforce preference in Section II. I request a 1% preference for hiring eligible persons

  13. Cost of Capital and Regulator’s Preferences: Investigation into a new method of estimating regulatory bias

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    Sancetta, Alessio; Satchell, Stephen E

    When computing regulated prices, the standard method is the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) which involves the estimation of a single parameter: the beta of the company. Yet, these computational methods fail to take into account any preference...

  14. Approaches for Identifying Consumer Preferences for the Design of Technology Products: A Case Study of Residential Solar Panels

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    Chen, Heidi Q.

    This paper investigates ways to obtain consumer preferences for technology products to help designers identify the key attributes that contribute to a product's market success. A case study of residential photovoltaic ...

  15. Approaches for identifying consumer preferences for the design of technology products : a case study of residential solar panels

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    Chen, Heidi Qianyi

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates ways to obtain consumer preferences for technology products to help designers identify the key attributes that contribute to a product's market success. A case study of residential solar PV panels ...

  16. Artificial ovitrap preferences and biting activity of Culex salinarius (Diptera: Culicidae) on the upper Texas Gulf coast

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    Hoel, David Franklin

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results of monitoring 8 differing artificial ovitraps set at 7 different sites in Chambers County, TX, from March 1990 to December 1991 indicate that adult female Cx. salinarius prefer to oviposit in black ovitraps containing grass infusion...

  17. Approved Moving Companies The order of appearance in no way indicates any preference. Newly hired employees should note

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    Barrash, Warren

    Approved Moving Companies The order of appearance in no way indicates any preference. Newly hired before you contact a moving company. Use the contact information provided below, not the company websites

  18. Women’s preference for male faces and voices: is there an effect of 2D:4D? 

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    Scott, Charlotte

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sexually dimorphic traits are well accepted as influencing our preference for a particular partner and one such trait is the second to fourth digit ratio. As a consequence of its relation to testosterone, it is generally ...

  19. A preference-based extension for the scalable consensus-based bandwidth allocation protocol in a multicast video conference environment

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    Christensen, Eric Joseph

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    multicast video conferences. SCUBA operates by allocating bandwidth on a particular channel in a multicast conference based on the interest of the users in each transmitting source. PAXLS extends this model to consider the preferences of the users...

  20. Development of preference models for regular dissemination of informational and educational programming through cable television systems of Texas

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    Quinn, Larry Arnold

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DEVELOPMENT OF PREFERENCE MODELS FOR REGULAR DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING THROUGH CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS OF TEXAS A Thesis by LARRY ARNOLD QUINN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August l973 Major Subject: Educational Administration (Public Relations) DEVELOPMENT OF PREFERENCE MODELS FOR REGULAR DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING...

  1. Religion and Fertility in India: The role of son preference and daughter aversion

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    Borooah, Vani; Iyer, Sriya

    2004-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    equilibrium” will be greater with a lower (OM) than with a higher (OH) degree of daughter aversion: DM>DH. Equally, the parity equilibrium will be greater with a higher than with a lower degree of daughter aversion: D*M>D*H. Lastly, with a given number... the curve BM since, for a given number of sons, the marginal benefit of sons is higher for OH than for OM. The “no son equilibrium” is the same with a lower (BM) than with a higher (BH) degree of son preference: DM=DH. However, the parity equilibrium...

  2. Data sources directory for purchasing officials: Energy-efficient and environmentally preferred products

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    NONE

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Directory, produced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is an introduction to organizations that provide information about energy-efficient and environmentally preferred equipment and products. It is intended to be a reference tool for purchasing officials in the public and private sectors. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority does not endorse any particular vendor, organization, or technology. This list was prepared to provide information. The companies listed may provide additional products and/or services not mentioned in this directory.

  3. Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) Program

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    '''''Note: For a limited time, generators of 6 kilowatts or less of renewable energy can now take advantage of a premium $0.10 per kilowatt hour. This premium is available on a first-come-first...

  4. Supplier Identify Need Determine Best Value & Select Supplier Place Order Receive Order Payment Close Order, Inventory, Recycle Non-Preferred

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Close Order, Inventory, Recycle Non-Preferred Vendor/Non-Catalog REQuisition Approver(s) receive or service by an external company For purchases of goods over $5000, follow inventory process Ready to dispose or recycle? See Equipment Inventory & Disposal policy Yes Requestor creates a non

  5. Valuing Public Preferences for Offshore Wind Power Andrew D. Krueger, University of Delaware, College of Marine and Earth Studies

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Valuing Public Preferences for Offshore Wind Power Andrew D. Krueger, University of Delaware there are no offshore projects operating in the U.S. to date, proposals for such developments are pending in Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, and Texas. For Delaware, offshore wind power is currently the only cost

  6. Elephant seasonal vegetation preferences across dry and wet savannas Scott R. Loarie a,*, Rudi J. van Aarde b

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    Pretoria, University of

    Elephant seasonal vegetation preferences across dry and wet savannas Scott R. Loarie a,*, Rudi J Accepted 8 August 2009 Available online 6 October 2009 Keywords: African elephants Conservation ecology Land use change Habitat selection a b s t r a c t As African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana

  7. The effects of parasitism on feeding preferences and litter decomposition rates of amphipods in the Plum Island Estuary

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    that the behavior is not related to a greater energy demand. Amphipods parasitized by trematodes have been found-dominated systems, and are home to a variety of detritivores. Amphipods parasitized by trematodes are readily. Fertilization did not affect feeding preference. Key Words: parasite; amphipod; Plum Island; Spartina; behavior

  8. Muscle mechanical work and elastic energy utilization during walking and running near the preferred gait transition speed

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    Muscle mechanical work and elastic energy utilization during walking and running near the preferred gait transition speed Kotaro Sasaki, Richard R. Neptune * Department of Mechanical Engineering; received in revised form 18 May 2005; accepted 23 May 2005 Abstract Mechanical and metabolic energy

  9. Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Visual, Interactive Preference Elicitation Chamberlain, B., Taheri, H., Carenini, G., Poole, D., and berg, G.

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    Carenini, Giuseppe

    Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Visual, Interactive Preference Elicitation Chamberlain, B., Taheri, H., Carenini, G., Poole, D., and Ã?berg, G. Introduction The majority of water and wastewater and trade-offs made [4-7]. Our work aims to create computational tools for wastewater infrastructure design

  10. Particle-size and morphology dependence of the preferred interface orientation in LiFePO4 nano-

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    Particle-size and morphology dependence of the preferred interface orientation in LiFePO4 nano insights into the equilibrium properties and potential two-phase lithiation mechanisms in LiFePO4 nano, if experimentally-relevant nano-particles were to (de)lithiate under a thermodynamic two-phase mechanism

  11. Hydrogen bonding preference of equatorial versus axial hydroxyl groups in pyran and cyclohexane rings in organic crystals

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    de Gispert, Adrià

    Paper Hydrogen bonding preference of equatorial versus axial hydroxyl groups in pyran of the hydrogen bonding counts in crystalline pyranose monosaccharides, we noticed that equatorial hydroxyls formed more hydrogen bonds, on average, than axial groups. A survey of the Cambridge Structural Database

  12. Personal Digital Assistants teachers prefer the personal Dr Jocelyn Wishart, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    were viewed as personal devices rather than enabling access to a community of practice. Nearly all participants praised the personal information management functions of the devices but the teachers did not usePersonal Digital Assistants ­ teachers prefer the personal Dr Jocelyn Wishart, Graduate School

  13. Comment on "Quantum Nature of the Sign Preference in Ion-Induced Nucleation"

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    Kathmann, Shawn M.; Schenter, Gregory K.; Garrett, Bruce C.

    2007-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A reliable molecular-level treatment of nucleation requires (i) accurate descriptions of the interaction potentials, (ii) a consistent theoretical approach that connects the interaction potential to the nucleation rate, and (iii) appropriate statistical mechanics to evaluate quantities of interest. In a recent PRL Nadykto et al. [1] “attack the fundamental problem of the sign preference by employing a higher level of theory such as quantum mechanics”, where quantum mechanics in this context refers to electronic structure calculations of interaction energies. They concluded that “The strong effect of the chemical nature of the core ion on the conversion of vapor molecules to clusters is essentially quantum in nature, and, thus, systematic accounting for the actual core species is impossible without taking into account the actual electronic structures of the core ions.” The purpose of this Comment is to point out conceptual errors concerning the critical importance of items (ii) and (iii) above and to clarify misrepresentations of our previous work on this topic [2]. Any consistent theory of nucleation must describe the relevant regions of configuration space that govern the kinetics and thermodynamics of cluster formation through evaporation and condensation processes – e.g., Dynamical Nucleation Theory (DNT) [3].

  14. Preference of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, for plants grown in sewage sludges

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    Culliney, T.W.; Pimentel, D.

    1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since passage of the Clean Water Act in the 1970s, disposal of the millions of tonnes of sewage sludge generated annually has become a major concern of municipalities throughout the United States. With the range of other disposal options having narrowed in recent years, application of sludge to land is increasingly viewed as a practical and economical means to recycle this waste material. However, sludges from large cities with industries may be contaminated with various toxic chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), other organic chemicals, such as pesticides, and heavy metals. Sludge application to land thus has the potential adversely to affect biota and the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. The authors previously demonstrated marked reductions in fecundity and survival of green peach aphids, Myzus persicae, on collard plants, Brassica oleracea var. sabellica, growing in soil treated with chemically contaminated sludge as compared to aphids on plants growing either in soil treated with uncontaminated sludge of soil conventionally fertilized. Reduced plant growth and increased restlessness in aphids in the contaminated sludge treatment were also observed. The purpose of the present study was to examine more closely the influence of sludge contaminants on aphid settling behavior as indicated by differential preference of M. persicae for leaves of its collard host grown under different soil conditions.

  15. Preferred orientation of phyllosilicates: Comparison of fault gouge, shale and schist

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    Wenk, Hans-Rudolf; Kanitpanyacharoen, Waruntorn; Voltolini, Marco (UCB)

    2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Samples of fault gouge from the San Andreas Fault drill hole (SAFOD), a shale from the North Sea sedimentary basin and schists from metamorphic rocks in the Alps have been analyzed with high energy synchrotron X-rays to determine preferred orientation of mica and clay minerals. The method relies on obtaining 2D diffraction images which are then processed with the crystallographic Rietveld method, implemented in the software MAUD, allowing for deconvolution of phases and extraction of their orientation distributions. It is possible to distinguish between detrital illite/muscovite and authigenic illite/smectite, kaolinite and chlorite, and muscovite and biotite, with strongly overlapping peaks in the diffraction pattern. The results demonstrate that phyllosilicates show large texture variations in various environments, where different mechanisms produce the rock microfabrics: fault gouge fabrics are quite weak and asymmetric with maxima for (001) in the range of 1.5-2.5 multiples of random distribution (m.r.d.). This is attributed to heterogeneous deformation with randomization, as well as dissolution-precipitation reactions. Shale fabrics have maxima ranging from 3 to 9 m.r.d. and this is due to sedimentation and compaction. The strongest fabrics were observed in metamorphic schists (10-14 m.r.d.) and developed by deformation as well as recrystallization in a stress field. In the analyzed samples, fabrics of co-existing quartz are weak. All phyllosilicate textures can be explained by orientation of (001) platelets, with no additional constraints on a-axes.

  16. Precision Timed Machines

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    Liu, Isaac Suyu

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.4 Precision Timed Machines . . . . .Precision Timed Machine 2.1precision timed (PRET) machine. pages 264–265, June 2007. [

  17. Time series association learning

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    Papcun, George J. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An acoustic input is recognized from inferred articulatory movements output by a learned relationship between training acoustic waveforms and articulatory movements. The inferred movements are compared with template patterns prepared from training movements when the relationship was learned to regenerate an acoustic recognition. In a preferred embodiment, the acoustic articulatory relationships are learned by a neural network. Subsequent input acoustic patterns then generate the inferred articulatory movements for use with the templates. Articulatory movement data may be supplemented with characteristic acoustic information, e.g. relative power and high frequency data, to improve template recognition.

  18. Real-time airborne particle analyzer

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    Reilly, Peter T.A.

    2012-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An aerosol particle analyzer includes a laser ablation chamber, a gas-filled conduit, and a mass spectrometer. The laser ablation chamber can be operated at a low pressure, which can be from 0.1 mTorr to 30 mTorr. The ablated ions are transferred into a gas-filled conduit. The gas-filled conduit reduces the electrical charge and the speed of ablated ions as they collide and mix with buffer gases in the gas-filled conduit. Preferably, the gas filled-conduit includes an electromagnetic multipole structure that collimates the nascent ions into a beam, which is guided into the mass spectrometer. Because the gas-filled conduit allows storage of vast quantities of the ions from the ablated particles, the ions from a single ablated particle can be analyzed multiple times and by a variety of techniques to supply statistically meaningful analysis of composition and isotope ratios.

  19. Real time speech formant analyzer and display

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    Holland, G.E.; Struve, W.S.; Homer, J.F.

    1987-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A speech analyzer for interpretation of sound includes a sound input which converts the sound into a signal representing the sound. The signal is passed through a plurality of frequency pass filters to derive a plurality of frequency formants. These formants are converted to voltage signals by frequency-to-voltage converters and then are prepared for visual display in continuous real time. Parameters from the inputted sound are also derived and displayed. The display may then be interpreted by the user. The preferred embodiment includes a microprocessor which is interfaced with a television set for displaying of the sound formants. The microprocessor software enables the sound analyzer to present a variety of display modes for interpretive and therapeutic used by the user. 19 figs.

  20. The role of public policy in emerging green power markets: An analysis of marketer preferences

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    Wiser, R.

    1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Green power marketing has been heralded by some as a means to create a private market for renewable energy that is driven by customer demand for green products. This report challenges the premise--sometimes proffered in debates over green markets--that profitable, sizable, credible markets for green products will evolve naturally without supportive public policies. Relying primarily on surveys and interviews of US green power marketers, the article examines the role of specific regulatory and legislative policies in enabling the green market, and searches for those policies that are believed by marketers to be the most conducive or detrimental to the expansion of the green market. The authors find that marketers: (1) believe that profitable green power markets will only develop if a solid foundation of supportive policies exists; (2) believe that establishing overall price competition and encouraging customer switching are the top priorities; (3) are somewhat leery of government-sponsored or mandated public information programs; and (4) oppose three specific renewable energy policies that are frequently advocated by renewable energy enthusiasts, but that may have negative impacts on the green marketers' profitability. The stated preferences of green marketers shed light on ways to foster renewables by means of the green market. Because the interests of marketers do not coincide perfectly with those of society, however, the study also recognizes other normative perspectives and highlights policy tensions at the heart of current debates related to green markets. By examining these conflicts, they identify three key policy questions that should direct future research: (1) to what extent should price competition and customer switching be encouraged at the expense of cost shifting; (2) what requirements should be imposed to ensure credibility in green products and marketing; and (3) how should the green power market and broader renewable energy policies interact?

  1. Quality and Performance of LED Flashlights in Kenya: Common End User Preferences and Complaints

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    Tracy, Jenny; Jacobson, Arne; Mills, Evan

    2009-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Flashlights that use LED technology have quickly emerged as the dominant source of portable lighting in Kenya. While flashlights do not normally provide a substitute for kerosene and other highly inefficient fuels, they are an important early manifestation of LED lighting in the developing world that can serve as a platform - or deterrent - to the diffusion of the technology into the broader off-grid lighting market. The lead acid batteries embedded in flashlights also represent an important source of hazardous waste, and flashlight durability is thus an important determinant of the rate of waste disposal. Low-cost LED flashlights with prices from $1 to $4 are now widely available in shops and markets throughout Kenya. The increased penetration of LED technology in the flashlight market is significant, as over half of all Kenyan households report owning a flashlight (Kamfor, 2002). While this shift from conventional incandescent technology to modern LEDs may appear to be a promising development, end users that our research team interviewed expressed a number of complaints about the quality and performance of these new flashlights. This raises concerns about the interests of low-income flashlight users, and it may also indicate the onset of a broader market spoiling effect for off-grid lighting products based on LED technology (Mills and Jacobson, 2008; Lighting Africa, 2007). The quality of low-cost LED flashlights can contribute to market spoiling because these products appear to represent the first contact that most Kenyans have with LED technology. In this report, our team uses interviews with 46 end users of flashlights to collect information about their experiences, perceptions, and preferences. We focus especially on highlighting common complaints from respondents about the flashlights that they have used, as well as on noting the features that they indicated were important when evaluating the quality of a flashlight. In previous laboratory tests, researchers from our team found a wide range of quality and performance among battery powered LED lights (Granderson, et al. 2008).

  2. Site preferences of indium impurity atoms in intermetallics having Al3Ti and Al3Zr crystal structures

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Site preferences of indium impurity atoms in intermetallics having Al3Ti and Al3Zr crystal-04843 (Metals Program) and Praveen Sinha Fund for Physics Research. L12 DO22 DO23 Cu3Au Al3Ti Al3Zr #12;Outline · Indium was doped in samples of Al3V and Al3Ti (Al3Ti structure) and Al3Zr (Al3Zr structure) by arc

  3. Quantum like modelling of the non-separability of voters' preferences in the U.S. political system

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    Polina Khrennikova

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Divided Government is nowadays a common feature of the U.S. political system. The voters can cast partisan ballots for two political powers the executive (Presidential elections) and the legislative (the Congress election). Some recent studies have shown that many voters tend to shape their preferences for the political parties by choosing different parties in these two election contests. This type of behavior referred to by Smith et al. (1999) as "ticket splitting" shows irrationality of behavior (such as preference reversal) from the perspective of traditional decision making theories (Von Neumann and Morgenstern (1953), Savage, (1954)). It has been shown by i.e. Zorn and Smith (2011) and also Khrennikova et al. (2014) that these types of "non-separable" preferences are context dependent and can be well accommodated in a quantum like framework. In this paper we use data from Smith et al. (1999) to show first of all probabilistic violation of classical (Kolmogorovian) framework. We proceed with the depiction of our observables (the Congress and the Presidential contexts) with the aid of the quantum probability formula that incorporates the "contextuality" of the decision making process through the interference term. Statistical data induces an interference term of large magnitude a so called hyperbolic interference. We perform with help of our transition probabilities a state reconstruction of the voters state vectors to test for the applicability of the generalized Born rule. This state can be mathematically represented in the generalized Hilbert space based on hyper-complex numbers.

  4. A New Methodology to Select the Preferred Solutions from the Pareto-optimal Set: Application to Polymer Extrusion

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    Ferreira, Jose C.; Gaspar-Cunha, Antonio [IPC - Institute for Polymer and Composites, University of Minho, Guimaraes (Portugal); Fonseca, Carlos M. [Centre for Intelligent Systems, University of Algarve, Faro (Portugal)

    2007-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the real world optimization problems involve multiple, usually conflicting, optimization criteria. Generating Pareto optimal solutions plays an important role in multi-objective optimization, and the problem is considered to be solved when the Pareto optimal set is found, i.e., the set of non-dominated solutions. Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms based on the principle of Pareto optimality are designed to produce the complete set of non-dominated solutions. However, this is not allays enough since the aim is not only to know the Pareto set but, also, to obtain one solution from this Pareto set. Thus, the definition of a methodology able to select a single solution from the set of non-dominated solutions (or a region of the Pareto frontier), and taking into account the preferences of a Decision Maker (DM), is necessary. A different method, based on a weighted stress function, is proposed. It is able to integrate the user's preferences in order to find the best region of the Pareto frontier accordingly with these preferences. This method was tested on some benchmark test problems, with two and three criteria, and on a polymer extrusion problem. This methodology is able to select efficiently the best Pareto-frontier region for the specified relative importance of the criteria.

  5. Steam Turbines for Critical Applications and Emergency or Standby Drives

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    Waterland, A. F.

    Steam turbines are frequently preferred over electric motors where operational continuity is important. This often imposes extreme premiums in operating cost. The parameters affecting relative economics are explored and a range of alternatives...

  6. Selection of components for the IDEALHY preferred cycle for the large scale liquefaction of hydrogen

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    Quack, H.; Seemann, I.; Klaus, M.; Haberstroh, Ch. [Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden (Germany); Berstad, D.; Walnum, H. T.; Neksa, P. [SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim (Norway); Decker, L. [Linde Kryotechnik AG, Pfungen (Switzerland)

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In a future energy scenario, in which storage and transport of liquid hydrogen in large quantities will be used, the efficiency of the liquefaction of hydrogen will be of utmost importance. The goal of the IDEALHY working party is to identify the most promising process for a 50 t/d plant and to select the components, with which such a process can be realized. In the first stage the team has compared several processes, which have been proposed or realized in the past. Based on this information a process has been selected, which is thermodynamically most promising and for which it could be assumed that good components already exist or can be developed in the foreseeable future. Main features of the selected process are the compression of the feed stream to a relatively high pressure level, o-p conversion inside plate-fin heat exchangers and expansion turbines in the supercritical region. Precooling to a temperature between 150 and 100 K will be obtained from a mixed refrigerant cycle similar to the systems used successfully in natural gas liquefaction plants. The final cooling will be produced by two Brayton cycles, both having several expansion turbines in series. The selected overall process has still a number of parameters, which can be varied. The optimum, i.e. the final choice will depend mainly on the quality of the available components. Key components are the expansion turbines of the two Brayton cycles and the main recycle compressor, which may be common to both Brayton cycles. A six-stage turbo-compressor with intercooling between the stages is expected to be the optimum choice here. Each stage may consist of several wheels in series. To make such a high efficient and cost-effective compressor feasible, one has to choose a refrigerant, which has a higher molecular weight than helium. The present preferred choice is a mixture of helium and neon with a molecular weight of about 8 kg/kmol. Such an expensive refrigerant requires that the whole refrigeration loop is extremely tight.

  7. PREFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE This year, the REU is trying something new: graduate student volunteers will

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    May, J. Peter

    time obligations, the groups will be split according to which program students are in (Apprentice, YSP, Sesame). Students in the Apprentice program are expected to attend Block 1 and students in YSP

  8. Mobile Media Devices and Communication Applications as a Form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Assessment of Family Wants, Needs, and Preferences

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    Meder, Allison

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study assessed the wants, needs, and preferences of families at various stages of the decision-making process relative to mobile media technology as a form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). A survey entitled "iDevices, AAC...

  9. The Role of Testosterone and Estradiol in Women’s Preferences and Mating Strategies across the Menstrual Cycle: A Hormonal Perspective

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    Chen, Jennie Ying-Chen

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation project investigated fluctuations in estradiol and testosterone across the human menstrual cycle. During the part of the cycle when women are most fertile, women show stronger preferences for men with more masculine faces...

  10. 1/10 Rev. 8/09 HMO PREMIUM

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    Fraden, Seth

    (Services provided at a designated facility) Covered in full Substance Abuse Outpatient Care (Alcohol organization) plan, you enjoy quality coverage for your health care needs, while your out-of-pocket costs are kept to a minimum. In general, preventive and medically necessary health care services and supplies

  11. MA-1/11 Rev. 8/10 HMO PREMIUM

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    Fraden, Seth

    Substance Abuse Outpatient Care (Alcohol and drug treatment, detoxification) $15 per visit Inpatient Care organization) plan, you enjoy quality coverage for your health care needs. In general, preventive and medically necessary health care services and supplies are covered when they are provided or authorized by your network

  12. Energy Conservation Tax Credits- Small Premium Projects (Corporate)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Oregon Department of Energy periodically releases Opportunity Announcements for tax credits for energy conservation projects. Energy conservation projects include projects with investments for...

  13. The Declining Equity Premium: What Role Does Macroeconomic Risk Play?

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    Kahana, Michael J.

    -dividend and price-earnings ratios remain well above their historical norms. More formally, the recent run of Pennsylvania and NBER Aggregate stock prices, relative to virtually any indicator of fundamental value, soared historical norms. Why? We consider one particular explanation: a fall in macroeconomic risk

  14. Regulatory and Commercial Barriers to Introduction of Renewable Super Premium

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    Breakout Session 2: Frontiers and Horizons Session 2–B: End Use and Fuel Certification Robert McCormick, Principal Engineer in Fuels Performance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  15. argonne premium coals: Topics by E-print Network

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

    composted manure LAPC, high ash raw manure HARM, and high ash partially composted manure HAPC) as well as blends of each biomass with Texas lignite coal (TXL). Activation...

  16. argonne premium coal: Topics by E-print Network

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

    composted manure LAPC, high ash raw manure HARM, and high ash partially composted manure HAPC) as well as blends of each biomass with Texas lignite coal (TXL). Activation...

  17. Rising College Premiums in Mexico: How Important Is Trade?

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    Mehta, Aashish; Acuna, Belinda

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    trade and investment liberalisation, …nancial crisis, andR. , 2000. Trade liberalisation and wage inequality: Lessons

  18. How Did Health Care Reform in Massachusetts Impact Insurance Premiums?

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    Graves, John A.

    It is widely recognized that the 2006 Massachusetts health reforms served as a blueprint for national reform under the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). As such, there is interest in using the Massachusetts experience to ...

  19. Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: Top Five EERE BlogAttachmentFlash2011-21 AuditInsulatedEnergy Avoid Nuisance

  20. When to Purchase Premium Efficiency Motors | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartment ofDepartment of Energy WhileTanklessLES'NeighborhoodThis workshop was

  1. Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide - A Handbook for

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in3.pdfEnergyDepartment ofOil'sof Energy JunLeading byofWEA-2010-05of MirantIndustry |

  2. Sandia National Laboratories: Price Premiums for Solar Home Sales

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive SolarEducationStationCSP ResourcesSyntheticChemical

  3. Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: Top Five EERE Blog Posts1-034C.Marketing LLC:Area1 Articles01||DecemberCalifornia,

  4. Energy Conservation Tax Credits- Small Premium Projects (Personal)

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    The Oregon Department of Energy periodically releases Opportunity Announcements for tax credits for energy conservation projects. Energy conservation projects include projects with investments for...

  5. Noncommutative Two Time Physics

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    W. Chagas-Filho

    2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Asia Times -Search Asia

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

  7. Asia Times -Search Asia

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

  8. Impact of cetane improvers on ignition delay times of several alternative biofuels

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    Suppes, G.J. [Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States); Bryan, M.; Chen, Z. [and others

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Biofuel technology could be approaching one of its greatest development milestones--being accepted as a standard item on new vehicle technology. In particular, the Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (PNGV) lists the evaluation and possible utilization of alternative fuels as one of the technological focuses to be evaluated by the year 2000. Synergy 2010, Ford`s newest Taurus model concept car, includes the use of a 20:1 compression-ratio, compression-ignition (CI) engine as the preferred engine. The preferred fuels include diesel, gasoline, and methanol. Cetane improvers make methanol fuel practical with a 20:1 compression ratio engine such as that proposed with Synergy 2010 and are a key technology for biofuel success. CI engines have a high probability of becoming the preferred engines for PNGV vehicles since CI engines are 20% to 30% more efficient than spark-ignition engines. In addition, CI engines allow a wider range of viable biofuels to be used. This paper is on the impact of cetane improvers on methanol and other biofuels. Fuels are evaluated through ignition delay time studies in a constant volume combustor. Ignition delay times measured at several temperatures and with biofuels of different compositions provide much more data than conventional cetane numbers and provide an understanding which is essential to engineer biofuels for the best possible performance in new engines. Ignition delay times are reported for several biofuels including mixtures containing biodiesel, methanol, and syrup.

  9. Trends in public perceptions and preferences on energy and environmental policy

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    Farhar, B.C.

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents selected results from a secondary analysis of public opinion surveys, taken at the national and state/local levels, relevant to energy and environmental policy choices. The data base used in the analysis includes about 2000 items from nearly 600 separate surveys conducted between 1979 and 1992. Answers to word-for-word questions were traced over time, permitting trend analysis. Patterns of response were also identified for findings from similarly worded survey items. The analysis identifies changes in public opinion concerning energy during the past 10 to 15 years.

  10. Matter: Space without Time

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    Yousef Ghazi-Tabatabai

    2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    While Quantum Gravity remains elusive and Quantum Field Theory retains the interpretational difficulties of Quantum Mechanics, we have introduced an alternate approach to the unification of particles, fields, space and time, suggesting that the concept of matter as space without time provides a framework which unifies matter with spacetime and in which we anticipate the development of complete theories (ideally a single unified theory) describing observed 'particles, charges, fields and forces' solely with the geometry of our matter-space-time universe.

  11. Intrinsic Time Quantum Geometrodynamics

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

    2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Intrinsic Time Quantum Geometrodynamics

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

    2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. On the Time Times Temperature Bound

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    A. Lopez-Ortega

    2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Thermal Efficiency Improvement While Meeting Emissions of 2007...

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

    Thermal Efficiency Reaching 50% at 2010 Emissions Time Optimized Combustion; Increased FIS Flexibility; Premium EGR System; Turbocharger Matching; Diesel Particulate Filter NOx:...

  15. America's Next Top Energy Innovator Runner-Up Presents Hydrogen...

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

    gas. The refinery capacity has always been a premium and down time in the oil and gas industry is always costly. Keeping equipment running and minimizing downtime is...

  16. Time functions as utilities

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    E. Minguzzi

    2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. System and method for constructing filters for detecting signals whose frequency content varies with time

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    Qian, S.; Dunham, M.E.

    1996-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method are disclosed for constructing a bank of filters which detect the presence of signals whose frequency content varies with time. The present invention includes a novel system and method for developing one or more time templates designed to match the received signals of interest and the bank of matched filters use the one or more time templates to detect the received signals. Each matched filter compares the received signal x(t) with a respective, unique time template that has been designed to approximate a form of the signals of interest. The robust time domain template is assumed to be of the order of w(t)=A(t)cos(2{pi}{phi}(t)) and the present invention uses the trajectory of a joint time-frequency representation of x(t) as an approximation of the instantaneous frequency function {phi}{prime}(t). First, numerous data samples of the received signal x(t) are collected. A joint time frequency representation is then applied to represent the signal, preferably using the time frequency distribution series. The joint time-frequency transformation represents the analyzed signal energy at time t and frequency f, P(t,f), which is a three-dimensional plot of time vs. frequency vs. signal energy. Then P(t,f) is reduced to a multivalued function f(t), a two dimensional plot of time vs. frequency, using a thresholding process. Curve fitting steps are then performed on the time/frequency plot, preferably using Levenberg-Marquardt curve fitting techniques, to derive a general instantaneous frequency function {phi}{prime}(t) which best fits the multivalued function f(t). Integrating {phi}{prime}(t) along t yields {phi}{prime}(t), which is then inserted into the form of the time template equation. A suitable amplitude A(t) is also preferably determined. Once the time template has been determined, one or more filters are developed which each use a version or form of the time template. 7 figs.

  18. Is Time Inhomogeneous ?

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    S. Davood Sadatian

    2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Probabilistic time-series

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    Roweis, Sam

    SCIA 2003 Tutorial: Hidden Markov Models Sam Roweis, University of Toronto June 29, 2003 Probabilistic Generative Models for Time Series #15; Stochastic models for time-series: y 1 ; y 2 ; : : : ; y #15; Add noise to make the system stochastic: p(y t jy t 1 ;y t 2 ; : : : ;y t k ) #15; Markov models

  20. TIMELY WARNING CAMPUS ALERT

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    Hardy, Christopher R.

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

  1. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. X, NO. Y, MONTH 2012 1 Volatility of Power Grids under Real-Time Pricing

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    Bhatia, Sangeeta

    -shifting and storage, as well as uncertainty in consumer behavior, preferences, time-varying and private valuation THE increasing demand for energy along with growing environmental concerns have led to a national agenda for engineering modern power grids with the capacity to integrate renewable energy resources at large scale

  2. High voltage electrical amplifier having a short rise time

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    Christie, David J. (Pleasanton, CA); Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A circuit, comprising an amplifier and a transformer is disclosed that produces a high power pulse having a fast response time, and that responds to a digital control signal applied through a digital-to-analog converter. The present invention is suitable for driving a component such as an electro-optic modulator with a voltage in the kilovolt range. The circuit is stable at high frequencies and during pulse transients, and its impedance matching circuit matches the load impedance with the output impedance. The preferred embodiment comprises an input stage compatible with high-speed semiconductor components for amplifying the voltage of the input control signal, a buffer for isolating the input stage from the output stage; and a plurality of current amplifiers connected to the buffer. Each current amplifier is connected to a field effect transistor (FET), which switches a high voltage power supply to a transformer which then provides an output terminal for driving a load. The transformer comprises a plurality of transmission lines connected to the FETs and the load. The transformer changes the impedance and voltage of the output. The preferred embodiment also comprises a low voltage power supply for biasing the FETs at or near an operational voltage.

  3. Using a Bear Put Spread

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    Bevers, Stan; Amosson, Stephen H.; Waller, Mark L.; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.

    2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A&M System; and Extension Economist, Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. Options on agricultural commodities are often purchased to protect against unfavorable price moves. However, a... disadvantage of buy- ing options as price protection is the cost of the premium. Depending upon the volatility and time to expiration, option premiums can some- times seem expensive. To reduce the premium cost a producer might consider selling (writing...

  4. Awareness, Preference, Utilization, and Messaging Research for the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor

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    Bryant, Rebecca [Bryant Research, LLC; Kszos, Lynn A [ORNL

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) offers the scientific community unique access to two types of world-class neutron sources at a single site - the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR). The 85-MW HFIR provides one of the highest steady-state neutron fluxes of any research reactor in the world, and the SNS is one of the world's most intense pulsed neutron beams. Management of these two resources is the responsibility of the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD). NScD commissioned this survey research to develop baseline information regarding awareness of and perceptions about neutron science. Specific areas of investigative interest include the following: (1) awareness levels among those in the scientific community about the two neutron sources that ORNL offers; (2) the level of understanding members of various scientific communities have regarding benefits that neutron scattering techniques offer; and (3) any perceptions that negatively impact utilization of the facilities. NScD leadership identified users of two light sources in North America - the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory and the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory - as key publics. Given the type of research in which these scientists engage, they would quite likely benefit from including the neutron techniques available at SNS and HFIR among their scientific investigation tools. The objective of the survey of users of APS, NSLS, SNS, and HFIR was to explore awareness of and perceptions regarding SNS and HFIR among those in selected scientific communities. Perceptions of SNS and FHIR will provide a foundation for strategic communication plan development and for developing key educational messages. The survey was conducted in two phases. The first phase included qualitative methods of (1) key stakeholder meetings; (2) online interviews with user administrators of APS and NSLS; and (3) one-on-one interviews and traditional and online focus groups with scientists. The latter include SNS, HFIR, and APS users as well as scientists at ORNL, some of whom had not yet used HFIR and/or SNS. These approaches informed development of the second phase, a quantitative online survey. The survey consisted of 16 questions and 7 demographic categorizations, 9 open-ended queries, and 153 pre-coded variables and took an average time of 18 minutes to complete. The survey was sent to 589 SNS/HFIR users, 1,819 NSLS users, and 2,587 APS users. A total of 899 individuals provided responses for this study: 240 from NSLS; 136 from SNS/HFIR; and 523 from APS. The overall response rate was 18%.

  5. Environment Induced Time Arrow

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    Janos Polonyi

    2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Time, energy & form

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    McInnis, Martha Jane

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  7. Drug Retention Times

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    Center for Human Reliability Studies

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this monograph is to provide information on drug retention times in the human body. The information provided is based on plausible illegal drug use activities that might be engaged in by a recreational drug user

  8. Drug Retention Times

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    Center for Human Reliability Studies

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this monograph is to provide information on drug retention times in the human body. The information provided is based on plausible illegal drug use activities that might be engaged in by a recreational drug user.

  9. Informal and formal channels of communication preferred and used in adoption of ranching practices by cattle producers in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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    Freund, Tamara Marie

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    performed a descriptive analysis of the communication channels that exist and are preferred by the cattle ranchers of the State of Nuevo Lean, Mexico when they are deciding to adopt or reject a ranching practice. The results were summarized to make...

  10. Before we get started today, here was a story that appeared over the weekend. This is a HUGE deal. Up to now, policy makers preferred to avoid suggestions

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    . Up to now, policy makers preferred to avoid suggestions of climate intervention (or geoengineering.S. and British government bodies urged stepped-up studies of such "geoengineering." The U.N. climate science Press. Whatever the doubts, "we are amazingly farther up the road on geoengineering," Crutzen, who wrote

  11. Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, August, 2001 Effect of Web Search Engine Design on User Performance and Preference

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    of Web Search Engine Design on User Performance and Preference David N. Aurelioa and Ronald R. Mourantb and Industrial Engineering Northeastern University 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 USA The research objective was to gather empirical data about the effects of a Web search engine's user interface on user

  12. Decoherence and time emergence

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    A. Camacho

    1998-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work the possible role that Decoherence Model could play in the emergence of the classical concept of time is analyzed. We take the case of a Mixmaster universe with small anisotropy and construct its Halliwell propagator. Afterwards we introduce in our system terms that comprise the effects of Decoherence Model. This is done by means of the so called Restricted Path Integral Formalism. We obtain Halliwell's modified propagator and find that a gauge invariant physical time emerges as consequence of this process.

  13. Variable valve timing in a homogenous charge compression ignition engine

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    Lawrence, Keith E.; Faletti, James J.; Funke, Steven J.; Maloney, Ronald P.

    2004-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates generally to the field of homogenous charge compression ignition engines, in which fuel is injected when the cylinder piston is relatively close to the bottom dead center position for its compression stroke. The fuel mixes with air in the cylinder during the compression stroke to create a relatively lean homogeneous mixture that preferably ignites when the piston is relatively close to the top dead center position. However, if the ignition event occurs either earlier or later than desired, lowered performance, engine misfire, or even engine damage, can result. The present invention utilizes internal exhaust gas recirculation and/or compression ratio control to control the timing of ignition events and combustion duration in homogeneous charge compression ignition engines. Thus, at least one electro-hydraulic assist actuator is provided that is capable of mechanically engaging at least one cam actuated intake and/or exhaust valve.

  14. Mixed valency and site-preference chemistry for cerium and its compounds: A predictive density-functional theory study

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    Alam, Aftab [Ames Laboratory; Johnson, Duane D. [Ames Laboratory

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cerium and its technologically relevant compounds are examples of anomalous mixed valency, originating from two competing oxidation states—itinerant Ce4+ and localized Ce3+. Under applied stress, anomalous transitions are observed but not well understood. Here we treat mixed valency as an “alloy” problem involving two valences with competing and numerous site-occupancy configurations. We use density-functional theory with Hubbard U (i.e., DFT+U) to evaluate the effective valence and predict properties, including controlling the valence by pseudoternary alloying. For Ce and its compounds, such as (Ce,La)2(Fe,Co)14B permanent magnets, we find a stable mixed-valent ? state near the spectroscopic value of ?s=3.53. Ce valency in compounds depends on its steric volume and local chemistry. For La doping, Ce valency shifts towards ?-like Ce3+, as expected from steric volume; for Co doping, valency depends on local Ce-site chemistry and steric volume. Our approach captures the key origins of anomalous valency and site-preference chemistry in complex compounds.

  15. Time reversal communication system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

  16. Time and Attendance Reporting

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    DOE O 535.1 establishes the Department's requirements and responsibilities governing time and attendance reporting. The purpose of this revision is to reflect the transition of payroll processing from the Capital Accounting Center to the Defense Finance and Accounting System. Cancels DOE O 3600.1B. Canceled by DOE O 322.1C.

  17. Fuzzy Space-Time

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    J. Madore

    1996-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A review is made of recent efforts to define linear connections and their corresponding curvature within the context of noncommutative geometry. As an application it is suggested that it is possible to identify the gravitational field as a phenomenological manifestation of space-time commutation relations and to thereby clarify its role as an ultraviolet regularizer.

  18. Time-Encoded Imagers.

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    Marleau, Peter; Brubaker, Erik

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. STOPPING TIMES IN QUANTUM MECHANICS

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    Attal, Stéphane

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

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

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    Grush, Rick

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

  1. Probing Mercury's Partnering Preferences

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassive Solar Home DesignPresentationsSRS Responds toPrivacy ActProbingProbing

  2. Tevatron injection timing

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    Saritepe, S.; Annala, G.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. A support vector machine (SVM) for predicting preferred treatment position in radiotherapy of patients with breast cancer

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    Zhao Xuan; Wong, Edward K.; Wang Yao; Lymberis, Stella; Wen Bixiu; Formenti, Silvia; Chang Jenghwa [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, New York 11201 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080 (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016 (United States)

    2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: NYU 05-181 protocol compared the CT simulation in both supine and prone positions for 400 patients with breast cancer (200 left-breast and 200 right-breast) to identify which setup is better at sparing heart and lung involvement in the treatment process. The results demonstrated that all right-breast patients benefited from the prone treatment position, while for left-breast patients, 85% were better treated prone and 15% were better treated supine. Using the clinical data collected from this protocol, the authors aimed at developing an automated tool capable of identifying which of the left-breast cancer patients are better treated supine without obtaining a second CT scan in the supine position. Methods: Prone CT scans from 198 of the 200 left-breast cancer patients enrolled in NYU 05-181 protocol were deidentified and exported to a dedicated research planning workstation. Three-dimensional geometric features of the organs at risk and tumor bed were extracted. A two-stage classifier was used to classify patients into the prone class or the supine class. In the first stage, the authors use simple thresholding to divide the patients into two groups based on their in-field heart volume. For patients with in-field heart volume {<=}0.1 cc, the prone position was chosen as the preferred treatment position. Patients with in-field heart volume >0.1 cc will be further classified in the second stage by a weighted support vector machine (SVM). The weight parameters of the SVM were adjusted to maximize the specificity [true-supine/(true-supine+false-prone)] at the cost of lowering but still maintaining reasonable sensitivity [true-prone/(true-prone+false-supine)]. The authors used K-fold cross validations to test the performance of the SVM classifier. A feature selection algorithm was also used to identify features that give the best classification performance. Results: After the first stage, 49 of the 198 left-breast cancer patients were found to have >0.1 cc of in-field heart volume. The three geometric features of heart orientation, distance between heart and tumor, and in-field lung were selected by the feature selection algorithm in the second stage of the two-stage classifier to give the best predefined weighted accuracy. The overall sensitivity and specificity of the proposed method were found to be 90.4% and 99.3%, respectively. Using two-stage classification, the authors reduced the proportion of prone-treated patients that need a second supine CT scan down to 16.3/170 or 9.6%, as compared to 21/170 or 12.4% when the authors use only the first stage (thresholding) for classification. Conclusions: The authors' study showed that a feature-based classifier is feasible for predicting the preferred treatment position, based on features extracted from prone CT scans. The two-stage classifier achieved very high specificity at an acceptable expense of sensitivity.

  4. Space time and rotations

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    A. Tartaglia

    2002-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper considers the problem of finding the metric of space time around a rotating, weakly gravitating body. Both external and internal metric tensors are consistently found, together with an appropriate source tensor. All tensors are calculated at the lowest meaningful approximation in a power series. The two physical parameters entering the equations (the mass and the angular momentum per unit mass) are assumed to be such that the mass effects are negligible with respect to the rotation effects. A non zero Riemann tensor is obtained. The order of magnitude of the effects at the laboratory scale is such as to allow for experimental verification of the theory.

  5. Time-Resolved

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  6. Preferred orientation of nanoscale order at the surface of amorphous Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} films

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    Tony Li, Tian; Abelson, John R. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States) [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1308 W. Main St., Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Hoon Lee, Tae; Elliott, Stephen R. [Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW (United Kingdom)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW (United Kingdom)

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report evidence that as-deposited amorphous Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} thin films contain nanoscale clusters that exhibit a preferred orientation, attributed to the earliest stages of heterogeneous nucleation. Fluctuation transmission electron microscopy reveals structural order in the samples, but (220)-related contributions are suppressed. When homogeneous nucleation is promoted via electron bombardment, the sample remains diffraction amorphous but the (220) contribution appears. We simulated data for randomly oriented nanoscale order using ab initio molecular-dynamics models of Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5}. The simulated (220) contribution always has larger magnitude than higher-order signals; thus, the lack of the experimental signal indicates a significant preferred orientation.

  7. HAWC Timing Calibration

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    Huentemeyer, Petra; Dingus, Brenda

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Experiment is a second-generation highsensitivity gamma-ray and cosmic-ray detector that builds on the experience and technology of the Milagro observatory. Like Milagro, HAWC utilizes the water Cherenkov technique to measure extensive air showers. Instead of a pond filled with water (as in Milagro) an array of closely packed water tanks is used. The event direction will be reconstructed using the times when the PMTs in each tank are triggered. Therefore, the timing calibration will be crucial for reaching an angular resolution as low as 0.25 degrees.We propose to use a laser calibration system, patterned after the calibration system in Milagro. Like Milagro, the HAWC optical calibration system will use ~1 ns laser light pulses. Unlike Milagro, the PMTs are optically isolated and require their own optical fiber calibration. For HAWC the laser light pulses will be directed through a series of optical fan-outs and fibers to illuminate the PMTs in approximately one half o...

  8. Real time automated inspection

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

    1985-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Time encoded radiation imaging

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    Marleau, Peter; Brubaker, Erik; Kiff, Scott

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Deciding Timed Bisimulation for Timed Automata Using Zone Valuation Graph

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    Prasad, Sanjiva

    Deciding Timed Bisimulation for Timed Automata Using Zone Valuation Graph Shibashis Guha, Chinmay was first proved to be decidable for timed automata by Cerans using a product construction method on region graph. Several other methods have been proposed in the literature since then for decid- ing timed

  11. Nexant Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant Systems Analysis; Task 1: Preferred Plant Size, 20 January 2005 - 31 December 2005

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    Kelly, B.

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Rankine cycles for commercial parabolic trough solar projects range in capacity from 13.5 MWe at the Solar Electric Generating Station I (SEGS I) plant, to a maximum of 89 MWe at the SEGS VIII/IX plants. The series of SEGS projects showed a consistent reduction in the levelized energy cost due to a combination of improvements in collector field technology and economies of scale in both the Rankine cycle and the operation and maintenance costs. Nonetheless, the question of the optimum Rankine cycle capacity remains an open issue. The capacities of the SEGS VIII/IX plants were limited by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act requirements to a maximum net output of 80 MWe. Further improvements in the Rankine cycle efficiency, and economies of scale in both the capital and the operating cost, should be available at larger plant sizes. An analysis was conducted to determine the effect of Rankine cycle capacities greater than 80 MWe on the levelized energy cost. The study was conducted through the following steps: (1) Three gross cycle capacities of 88 MWe, 165 MWe, and 220 MWe were selected. (2) Three Rankine cycle models were developed using the GateCycle program. The models were based on single reheat turbine cycles, with main steam conditions of 1,450 lb{sub f}/in{sup 2} and 703 F, and reheat steam conditions of 239 lb{sub f}/in{sup 2} and 703 F. The feedwater heater system consisted of 5 closed heaters and 1 open deaerating heater. The design condenser pressure was 2.5 in. HgA. (3) The optimization function within Excelergy was used to determine the preferred solar multiple for each plant. Two cases were considered for each plant: (a) a solar-only project without thermal storage, and (b) a solar-fossil hybrid project, with 3 hours of thermal storage and a heat transport fluid heater fired by natural gas. (4) For each of the 6 cases, collector field geometries, heat transport fluid pressure losses, and heat transport pump power requirements were calculated with a field piping optimization model. (5) Annual electric energy outputs, capital costs, and annual operating costs were calculated for each case using the default methods within Excelergy, from which estimates of the levelized energy costs were developed. The plant with the lowest energy cost was considered the optimum.

  12. SLH Timing Belt Powertrain

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    Schneider, Abe

    2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Evaluation of Potato Psyllid, Bactericera Cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae), Host Preferences, Adaptation, Behavior, and Transmission of 'Candidatus Liberibacter Solanacearum' among Wild and Cultivated Solanaceous Hosts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

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    Thinakaran, Jenita

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Host plant preferences of the potato psyllid B. cockerelli among wild and cultivated solanaceous hosts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and transmission of the endosymbiotic bacterial pathogen, ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso...

  14. First-passage-time problems in time-aware networks

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    Suwansantisuk, Watcharapan, 1978-

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  15. Turbo Space-Time Codes with Time Varying Linear Transformations

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    Haimovich, Alexander

    1 Turbo Space-Time Codes with Time Varying Linear Transformations Hangjun Chen and Alexander 07102 Email: {hangjun.chen; alexander.m.haimovich}@njit.edu Abstract Turbo space-time codes with symbols in this paper. It is shown that turbo codes with TVLT achieve full diversity gain and do not require exhaustive

  16. Modern theories of discrete time

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    M. Lorente

    2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We review some modern theories about the structure of space and time, in particular those related to discrete space and time. Following an epistemological method we start from theories which discuss discrete space and time as a mathematical tool to solve physical models. Antother theories look for physical content of the discrete structure of space and time, based in relational theories of space and time which are derived from the relations of some fundamental entities. Finally we present some philosophical positions who try to find the ontological foundation of the relational theories os space and time.

  17. Time machines and quantum theory

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    Mark J Hadley

    2006-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a deep structural link between acausal spacetimes and quantum theory. As a consequence quantum theory may resolve some "paradoxes" of time travel. Conversely, non-time-orientable spacetimes naturally give rise to electric charges and spin half. If an explanation of quantum theory is possible, then general relativity with time travel could be it.

  18. Reactor control rod timing system

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    Wu, P.T.

    1982-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Reactor control rod timing system

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

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. IT'S ABOUT TIME Characteristic times in biogeochemistry and climate

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    Schwartz, Stephen E.

    , and then It falls to earth: Can you tell me when? Decision making on energy and climate change #12;Impulse responseIT'S ABOUT TIME Characteristic times in biogeochemistry and climate Stephen E. Schwartz Symposium on biogeochemical cycling and climate In honor of Henning Rodhe on the occasion of his retirement from the chair

  1. Real-Time Control with Parametric Timed Reachability Games

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    Boyer, Edmond

    for which the existence of a parameter valuation, such that there is a strategy for the controller to reach set of parameter valuations. Keywords: Timed automata, game theory, parameters, control, verification, model-checking 1. INTRODUCTION Formal methods are widely used in the analysis of time critical systems

  2. Subsystem real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory

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    Krishtal, Alisa; Pavanello, Michele

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  3. Resource Allocation with Time Intervals

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    2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Keywords: resource allocation, proper intervals, unsplittable flow ... be positioned within a larger time interval) and call admission control, see [4] and [8] for ...

  4. Electric Time in Quantum Cosmology

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    Stephon Alexander; Martin Bojowald; Antonino Marciano; David Simpson

    2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. STARBASE: MANAGING CONTENTION AND TIMING

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    Son, Sang H.

    systems (RT­DBMS) has primarily based on simulation. This chapter discusses how current real­time technology has been applied to architect an actual RT­DBMS on a real­time microkernel operating system. A real RT­DBMS must confront many practical issues which simulations typically ignore: race conditions

  6. Time for money? Prathap Haridoss

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    Krishnapura, Nagendra

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

  7. The effect of congestion location on motorists' propensity to divert in response to real-time information

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    Jeyapaul, Anand

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    by the motorists who preferred the arterial, Greenville Avenue, to the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) was more traffic on the access to DNT. The other most important reason was it's proximity to the on the access to DNT. The other most important reason was it...'s proximity to the NCE. The motorists who reported lower time savings thresholds for the DNT than Greenville Avenue cited the existence of traffic signals and interrupted flow of traffic on Greenville. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This thesis research was part...

  8. Phase Preference by Active, Acetate-Utilizing Bacteria at the Rifle, CO Integrated Field Research Challenge Site

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    Kerkhof, L.; Williams, K.H.; Long, P.E.; McGuinness, L.

    2011-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous experiments at the Rifle, Colorado Integrated Field Research Challenge (IFRC) site demonstrated that field-scale addition of acetate to groundwater reduced the ambient soluble uranium concentration. In this report, sediment samples collected before and after acetate field addition were used to assess the active microbes via {sup 13}C acetate stable isotope probing on 3 phases [coarse sand, fines (8-approximately 150 {micro}m), groundwater (0.2-8 {micro}m)] over a 24-day time frame. TRFLP results generally indicated a stronger signal in {sup 13}C-DNA in the 'fines' fraction compared to the sand and groundwater. Before the field-scale acetate addition, a Geobacter-like group primarily synthesized {sup 13}C-DNA in the groundwater phase, an alpha Proteobacterium primarily grew on the fines/sands, and an Acinetobacter sp. and Decholoromonas-like OTU utilized much of the {sup 13}C acetate in both groundwater and particle-associated phases. At the termination of the field-scale acetate addition, the Geobacter-like species was active on the solid phases rather than the groundwater, while the other bacterial groups had very reduced newly synthesized DNA signal. These findings will help to delineate the acetate utilization patterns of bacteria in the field and can lead to improved methods for stimulating distinct microbial populations in situ.

  9. Time Valid One-Time Signature for Time-Critical Multicast Data Authentication

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    Nahrstedt, Klara

    malicious attacks. In this paper, we propose a novel signature model ­ Time Valid One-Time Signature (TV perfect tolerance to packet loss and strong robustness against malicious attacks. The communication is found in current substation communication systems where critical messages related to transient faults (e

  10. Contacts of space--times

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    Maia, M.D.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The concept of contact between manifolds is applied to space--times of general relativity. For a given background space--time a contact approximation of second order is defined and interpreted both from the point of view of a metric pertubation and of a higher order tangent manifold. In the first case, an application to the high frequency gravitational wave hypothesis is suggested. In the second case, a constant curvature tangent bundle is constructed and suggested as a means to define a ten parameter local space--time symmetry.

  11. Time Machine at the LHC

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

    2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. TIME-DEPENDENT MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS*

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    Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716. (monklath.udel. ... The plan of the paperis as follows. In 2 we .... which states that the energy in the discrete system is independent of time. This energy ...

  13. Jaguar/Kraken time lapse

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    2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Time lapse video of the upgrade to ORNL's Jaguar and the University of Tennessee's Kraken, the world's fastest and third-fastest supercomputers. For more information, please visit www.nccs.gov.

  14. Phase Preference by Active, Acetate-Utilizing Bacteria at the Rifle, CO Integrated Field Research Challenge Site

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    Kerkhoff, Lee; Williams, Kenneth H.; Long, Philip E.; McGuinness, L.

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Uranium contaminated groundwaters are a legacy concern for the U.S. Department of Energy. Previous experiments at the Rifle, Colorado Integrated Field Challenge (IFC) site have demonstrated that field-scale addition of acetate to groundwater reduces the ambient soluable uranium concentration, sequestering the radionuclide as uraninite. However, questions remain regarding which microorganism(s) are consuming this acetate and if active groundwater microorganisms are different from active particle-associated bacteria. In this report, 13-C acetate was used to assess the active microbes that synthesize DNA on 3 size fractions [coarse sand, fines (8-approximately 150 micron), groundwater (0.2-8 micron)] over a 24 -day time frame. Results indicated a stronger signal from 13-C acetate associated with the “fines” fraction compared with smaller amounts of 13-C uptake on the sand fraction and groundwater samples during the SIP incubations. TRFLP analysis of this 13-C-labeled DNA, indicated 31+ 9 OTU's with 6 peaks dominating the active profiles (166, 187, 210, 212, and 277 bp peaks using MnlI). Cloning/sequencing of the amplification products indicated a Geobacter-like group (187, 210, 212 bp) primarily synthesized DNA from acetate in the groundwater phase, an alpha Proteobacterium (166 bp) primarily grew on the fines/sands, and an Acinetobacter sp. (277 bp) utilized much of the 13C acetate in both groundwater and particle-associated phases. These findings will help to delineate the acetate utilization patterns of bacteria during field-scale acetate addition and can lead to improved methods for stimulating distinct microbial populations in situ.

  15. Reduction in maximum time uncertainty of paired time signals

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

    1981-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. UNDERGRAD FULL-TIME PART-TIME UNDERGRAD FULL-TIME PART-TIME Arts & Social Sciences 4706 1118 15 -19 3910 0

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    -TIME UNDERGRAD FULL-TIME PART-TIME Year 1 3431 432 Tri-County area 7533 1474 Year 2 3012 406 Rest of Ontario 2929 GRADUATE FULL-TIME PART-TIME GRADUATE FULL-TIME PART-TIME Tri-County area 586 80 Spec & Cert 3 2 Rest

  17. The Broken Symmetry of Time

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    Kastner, Ruth E. [Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

    2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper seeks to clarify features of time asymmetry in terms of symmetry breaking. It is observed that, in general, a contingent situation or event requires the breaking of an underlying symmetry. The distinction between the universal anisotropy of temporal processes and the irreversibility of certain physical processes is clarified. It is also proposed that the Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics offers an effective way to explain general thermodynamic asymmetry in terms of the time asymmetry of radiation, where prior such efforts have fallen short.

  18. Noncommutative space-time models

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    N. A. Gromov; V. V. Kuratov

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The FRT quantum Euclidean spaces $O_q^N$ are formulated in terms of Cartesian generators. The quantum analogs of N-dimensional Cayley-Klein spaces are obtained by contractions and analytical continuations. Noncommutative constant curvature spaces are introduced as a spheres in the quantum Cayley-Klein spaces. For N=5 part of them are interpreted as the noncommutative analogs of (1+3) space-time models. As a result the quantum (anti) de Sitter, Newton, Galilei kinematics with the fundamental length and the fundamental time are suggested.

  19. The quantum behavior of general time dependent quadratic systems linearly coupled to a bath

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    J. Twamley

    1993-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we solve for the quantum propagator of a general time dependent system quadratic in both position and momentum, linearly coupled to an infinite bath of harmonic oscillators. We work in the regime where the quantum optical master equation is valid. We map this master equation to a Schroedinger equation on Super-Hilbert space and utilize Lie Algebraic techniques to solve for the dynamics in this space. We then map back to the original Hilbert space to obtain the solution of the quantum dynamics. The Lie Algebraic techniques used are preferable to the standard Wei-Norman methods in that only coupled systems of first order ordinary differential equations and purely algebraic equations need only be solved. We look at two examples.

  20. x.0 Handling of White SVT Cables (SVT Excess Cables) before and during Withdrawing of Endcap In general we (UC Santa Cruz) prefer to do all handling of the white SVT cables necessary to withdraw and reinsert

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    13 x.0 Handling of White SVT Cables (SVT Excess Cables) before and during Withdrawing of Endcap In general we (UC Santa Cruz) prefer to do all handling of the white SVT cables necessary to withdraw@scipp.ucsc.edu, office in SC: (831) 459­3337 , extn. at SLAC: 8561. The white SVT cables consist of two parts

  1. Time, Humans and Societal Challenges

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    .y. Oldest fossil (Australia): 3.5 b.y Oldest rock (gneiss; Slave, N. Canada): 3.96 b.y Oldest mineral, so most growth there. Less-developed regions comprised 30% of global population in 1900, 80% in 2000,000 calories per day Estimated that raising US child consumes 15-20 times resources used in raising child

  2. Last Time... on the website

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    Mohri, Mehryar

    will block until the command finishes netscape & #12;Complex Commands · The shell's power is in its abilityLast Time... on the website #12;Lecture 6 Shell Scripting #12;What is a shell? · The user interface programming language · A program like any other ­ This is why there are so many shells #12;Shell History

  3. Waste to Energy Time Activities

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    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

  4. The TESLA Time Projection Chamber

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    Nabil Ghodbane

    2002-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. TIME-RESOLVED VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY

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    Andrei Tokmakoff, MIT (Conference Chair) [Conference Chair; Paul Champion, Northeastern University; Edwin J. Heilweil, NIST; Keith A. Nelson, MIT; Larry Ziegler, Boston University

    2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains the Proceedings from the 14th International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, which was held in Meredith, NH from May 9-14, 2009. The study of molecular dynamics in chemical reaction and biological processes using time-resolved spectroscopy plays an important role in our understanding of energy conversion, storage, and utilization problems. Fundamental studies of chemical reactivity, molecular rearrangements, and charge transport are broadly supported by the DOE�s Office of Science because of their role in the development of alternative energy sources, the understanding of biological energy conversion processes, the efficient utilization of existing energy resources, and the mitigation of reactive intermediates in radiation chemistry. In addition, time-resolved spectroscopy is central to all five of DOE�s grand challenges for fundamental energy science. The Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy conference is organized biennially to bring the leaders in this field from around the globe together with young scientists to discuss the most recent scientific and technological advances. The latest technology in ultrafast infrared, Raman, and terahertz spectroscopy and the scientific advances that these methods enable were covered. Particular emphasis was placed on new experimental methods used to probe molecular dynamics in liquids, solids, interfaces, nanostructured materials, and biomolecules.

  6. Curricular internship Timing and Duration

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    Krause, Rolf

    1 Art.1 Curricular internship Art.2 Objectives Art.3 Timing and Duration Art.4 Choice of Employer Art.5 Pertinence of the internship Art.6 Internship Search GRADUATE INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES Faculties training or work experience, herein referred to as `internship', is one of the graduation requirements. 2

  7. Time for State Bicycle Helmet

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    Minnesota, University of

    Time for State Bicycle Helmet Legislation? ?? Jon Roesler, MS Ayo Adeniyi, MBBS, MPH Mark Kinde is the most bike- friendly city in the U.S. in Y2010 #12;#12;Minneapolis is #1 Bike City Bicycling.com list? · Bicycle helmets reduce head injuries and deaths by up to 85%* · If each rider wore a helmet one death per

  8. High resolution time interval meter

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    Martin, A.D.

    1986-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Using and losing land to feed a growing world It's taken a long time, but the issue of global climate change

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    Ellis, Erle C.

    , changing dietary preferences, rising energy prices and increasing needs for bioenergy sources are putting

  10. Introduction Space Time Codes Space Time Coding with Feedback New Thoughts Summary Space-Time Coding for Multi-Antenna

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    Veeravalli, Venugopal

    Introduction Space Time Codes Space Time Coding with Feedback New Thoughts Summary Space 2007 #12;Introduction Space Time Codes Space Time Coding with Feedback New Thoughts Summary MIMO: Diversity vs Multiplexing Multiplexing Diversity Pictures taken from lectures notes on Space Time Coding

  11. Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 - SeptemberMicroneedles for medical point

  12. Preventing Disability Among Working Participants in Kansas’ High-risk Insurance Pool: Implications for Health Reform

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    Hall, Jean P.; Moore, Janice M.; Welch, Greg W.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Health conditions that prevent individuals from working full time can restrict their access to health insurance. For people living in the 35 states that offer high-risk pools, coverage is available but premiums are 125–200% ...

  13. MENTOR-BASED EFFORT TO ADVANCE IMPLEMENTATION OF PREFERRED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (PMPS) FOR OIL PRODUCERS IN SOUTH MIDCONTINENT (OKLAHOMA/ARKANSAS) AND WEST COAST (CALIFORNIA) REGIONS

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Donald F. Duttlinger; E. Lance Cole

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) and cooperating Regional Lead Organizations (RLOs) in its South Midcontinent (Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma) and West Coast (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California) regions conducted a ''Mentor-Based Effort to Advance Implementation of Preferred Management Practices (PMPs) For Oil Producers'' (DE-FC26-01BC15272) under an award in Phase I of Department of Energy's (DOE's) PUMP (Preferred Upstream Management Practices) program. The project's objective was to enable producers in California, Oklahoma and Arkansas to increase oil production, moderating or potentially reversing production declines and extending the life of marginal wells in the near term. PTTC identified the primary constraints inhibiting oil production through surveys and PUMPer direct contacts in both regions. The leading common constraint was excess produced water and associated factors. Approaches for addressing this common constraint were tailored for each region. For Oklahoma and Arkansas, the South Midcontinent Region developed a concise manual titled ''Produced Water And Associated Issues'' that led to multiple workshops across the region, plus workshops in several other regions. In California, the West Coast Region leveraged PUMP funding to receive an award from the California Energy Commission for $300,000 to systematically evaluate water control solutions for the California geological environment. Products include still-developing remedial action templates to help producers identify underlying causes of excess water production and screen appropriate solutions. Limited field demonstrations are being implemented to build producer confidence in water control technologies. Minor leverage was also gained by providing technology transfer support to a Global Energy Partners project that demonstrated affordable approaches for reducing power consumption. PTTC leveraged PUMP project results nationally through expanding workshops to other regions, providing coverage in its newsletter, through columns and case studies in trade journals, and through coordinating presentations at association and professional society meetings. Combined, there were more than 800 participants. Applying ''application percentages'' from PTTC's total technology transfer program, more than 250 participants are likely to be applying technologies (39% of industry participants). Polymer gel water-shutoff (WSO) treatments and wellbore management were a focus in the Midcontinent area. A major provider of polymer gel WSO treatments has experienced a significant increase in treatment activity in Oklahoma, some of which can be logically attributed to this project. A provider of polylined tubing, a product related to wellbore management, has noted a 280% increase in their independent customer base and opening of a new market due to their involvement in PUMP-spinoff technology transfer. Detailed case studies on polymer gel WSO treatments and wellbore management, along with more global analyses, demonstrate the economic value of these technologies to producers. Among the many information sources that producers consider when applying technology, PTTC knows it is an important source in these technology areas.

  14. Global Warming in Geologic Time

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    David Archer

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Global Warming in Geologic Time

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    David Archer

    2008-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Fermi Timing and Synchronization System

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    Wilcox, R.; Staples, J.; Doolittle, L.; Byrd, J.; Ratti, A.; Kaertner, F.X.; Kim, J.; Chen, J.; Ilday, F.O.; Ludwig, F.; Winter, A.; Ferianis, M.; Danailov, M.; D'Auria, G.

    2006-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fermi FEL will depend critically on precise timing of its RF, laser and diagnostic subsystems. The timing subsystem to coordinate these functions will need to reliably maintain sub-100fs synchronicity between distant points up to 300m apart in the Fermi facility. The technology to do this is not commercially available, and has not been experimentally demonstrated in a working facility. Therefore, new technology must be developed to meet these needs. Two approaches have been researched by different groups working with the Fermi staff. At MIT, a pulse transmission scheme has been developed for synchronization of RF and laser devices. And at LBL, a CW transmission scheme has been developed for RF and laser synchronization. These respective schemes have advantages and disadvantages that will become better understood in coming years. This document presents the work done by both teams, and suggests a possible system design which integrates them both. The integrated system design provides an example of how choices can be made between the different approaches without significantly changing the basic infrastructure of the system. Overall system issues common to any synchronization scheme are also discussed.

  17. A subquantum arrow of time

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    Theo M. Nieuwenhuizen

    2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The outcome of a single quantum experiment is unpredictable, except in a pure-state limit. The definite process that takes place in the apparatus may either be intrinsically random or be explainable from a deeper theory. While the first scenario is the standard lore, the latter implies that quantum mechanics is emergent. In that case, it is likely that one has to reconsider radiation by accelerated charges as a physical effect, which thus must be compensated by an energy input. Stochastic electrodynamics, for example, asserts that the vacuum energy arises from classical fluctuations with energy $\\frac{1}{2}\\hbar\\omega$ per mode. In such theories the stability of the hydrogen ground state will arise from energy input from fluctuations and output by radiation, hence due to an energy throughput. That flux of energy constitutes an arrow of time, which we call the "subquantum arrow of time". It is related to the stability of matter and it is more fundamental than, e.g., the thermodynamic and cosmological arrows.

  18. Preference accommodating and preference shaping : incorporating traveler preferences into transportation planning

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    Zhao, Jinhua, 1977-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation examines the psychological factors that influence travel behavior such as people's personality traits, environmental attitudes, car pride and perceptions of convenience and comfort. Despite the recognition ...

  19. Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction

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    Botti, Silvana

    Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction Francesco Sottile LSI, Ecole Polytechnique (ETSF) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Palaiseau, 7 February 2012 1 / 32 #12;Outline 1 Frontiers 4 Perspectives and Resources Francesco Sottile (ETSF) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory

  20. Variable residence time vortex combustor

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Stationary distributions of continuous time Markov chains

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    2012-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 13, 2012 ... stationary distribution as the limiting fraction of time spent in states. 1 Stationary measures in continuous time. The following theorem is an ...

  2. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    investment in CHP could significantly benefit the facility in terms of both costcost, and energy technology investments for each scenario below: Scenario 1 Diesel generators and CHP/cost, and energy technology investments for each scenario below: Scenario 1 Diesel generators and CHP/

  3. Making Better Use of Ethanol as a Transportation Fuel With “Renewable Super Premium”

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Breakout Session 2: Frontiers and Horizons Session 2–B: End Use and Fuel Certification Brian West, Deputy Director for the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  4. Ryan Naraine, InternetNews, 2004.09.10: "MS Premium customers get early security

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    Bernstein, Daniel

    into msg. Smasher still has to be alphabetic. If the legitimate return address was 0x08056fbe then some

  5. ASSESSMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM "PREMIUM POWER" APPLICATIONS IN CALIFORNIA

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modeling with Combined Heat and Power Applications. Lawrencegeneration, combined heat and power, and thermally drivenPacific Region Combined Heat and Power Application Center (

  6. ASSESSMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM "PREMIUM POWER" APPLICATIONS IN CALIFORNIA

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    through capability of CHP equipment. Thomson Technology,Germany, 2008. Pacific Region CHP Application Center, EnergyMarnay ^ * Pacific Region CHP Application Center ^ Lawrence

  7. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    natural gas generator with waste heat recovery at a facilityCCHP locations that are using waste heat for cooling alsouse some of the waste heat directly for water or space

  8. Premium Gasoline Overbuying in the U.S.: Consumer-Based Choice Analysis

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    Setiawan, Winardi; Sperling, Daniel

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1990), Economics gasoline pool octane of growth, U.S.sensitive to modest is gasoline price shifts. Theprimary1991b), Effect of gasoline octane quality on vehicle

  9. Premium Gasoline Overbuying in the U.S.: Consumer-Based Choice Analysis

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    Setiawan, Winardi; Sperling, Daniel

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1990), Economics gasoline pool octane of growth, U.S.sensitive to modest is gasoline price shifts. Theprimary1991b), Effect of gasoline octane quality on vehicle

  10. Increasing Biofuel Deployment and Utilization through Development of Renewable Super Premium: Infrastructure Assessment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Moriarty, K.; Kass, M.; Theiss, T.

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high octane fuel and specialized vehicle are under consideration as a market opportunity to meet federal requirements for renewable fuel use and fuel economy. Infrastructure is often cited as a barrier for the introduction of a new fuel. This report assesses infrastructure readiness for E25 (25% ethanol; 75% gasoline) and E25+ (more than 25% ethanol). Both above-ground and below-ground equipment are considered as are the current state of stations, codes and regulations, and materials compatibility.

  11. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The actual cost of doing this for a fuel cell system couldaverage cost of adding this capability to a fuel cell systemcost would depend much more greatly on how steady the load was when the fuel cell

  12. ASSESSMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM "PREMIUM POWER" APPLICATIONS IN CALIFORNIA

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    range of a fuel cell is limited, this cost would depend muchThe actual cost of doing this for a fuel cell system couldaverage cost of adding this capability to a fuel cell system

  13. Guidance on Waivers of Premium Pay To Meet A Critical Need | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGY TAX POLICIES7.pdfFuel Cell VehicleEnergyGreensburgUMTRCA Title IGuidance onEnergy

  14. DOE Premium Class Travel Reports for FY 09 and FY 13

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomenthe HouseStudents2.2at MultipleorderNuclearThis factCarbon-CaptureAPGA Email #1

  15. DOE Premium Class Travel Report for FY 09 through FY 13 | Department of

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy UsageAUDITVehiclesTankless orAChiefAppropriation FYG 242.1-1

  16. Integrated production/use of ultra low-ash coal, premium liquids and clean char

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    Kruse, C.W.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This integrated, multi-product approach for utilizing Illinois coal starts with the production of ultra low-ash coal and then converts it to high-vale, coal-derived, products. The ultra low-ash coal is produced by solubilizing coal in a phenolic solvent under ChemCoal{trademark} process conditions, separating the coal solution from insoluble ash, and then precipitating the clean coal by dilution of the solvent with methanol. Two major products, liquids and low-ash char, are then produced by mild gasification of the low-ash coal. The low ash-char is further upgraded to activated char, and/or an oxidized activated char which has catalytic properties. Characterization of products at each stage is part of this project.

  17. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commission - FERC Definition) Fraction of Energy Demand MetCommission - FERC Definition) Fraction of Energy Demand MetCommission - FERC Definition) Fraction of Energy Demand Met

  18. ASSESSMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM "PREMIUM POWER" APPLICATIONS IN CALIFORNIA

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cooling Heat and Power (CCHP) systems are being installed atand heating loads. These CCHP systems can also act as backupgenerators. In all cases the CCHP systems are rated at a

  19. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    heating, cooling, and power (CCHP) system in addition toIn all cases the CHP/CCHP system have a small fraction of1 Diesel generators and CHP/CCHP equipment as installed in

  20. EXC-12-0006 - In the Matter of Premium Quality Lighting, Inc. | Department

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.Program - LibbyofThisStatement Tuesday, September 25--ContractJune 21,of

  1. Increasing Biofuel Deployment and Utilization through Development of Renewable Super Premium: Infrastructure Assessment

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinementEtching.348 270 300AptamersstabilityIncreasedIncreasing

  2. ITP Distributed Energy: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensionalthe U.S. Department ofIOWA1999) | Department2009 | UC Berkeley UC

  3. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laboratory Environmental Energy Technologies Division Juneenergy cost, and energy technology investments for eachenergy cost, and energy technology investments for each

  4. Final Report: Assessment of Combined Heat and Power Premium Power Applications in California

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    Norwood, Zack

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gas (kg) Annual Off-site Carbon Emissions (Macrogrid) (kg)Annual Total Carbon Emissions (kg)To determine the relative carbon emissions of each proposed

  5. Benchmarking of energy time series

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    Williamson, M.A.

    1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Optimal experiment design for time-lapse traveltime tomography

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    Ajo-Franklin, J.B.

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Geophysical monitoring techniques offer the only noninvasive approach capable of assessing both the spatial and temporal dynamics of subsurface fluid processes. Increasingly, permanent sensor arrays in boreholes and on the ocean floor are being deployed to improve the repeatability and increase the temporal sampling of monitoring surveys. Because permanent arrays require a large up-front capital investment and are difficult (or impossible) to re-configure once installed, a premium is placed on selecting a geometry capable of imaging the desired target at minimum cost. We present a simple approach to optimizing downhole sensor configurations for monitoring experiments making use of differential seismic traveltimes. In our case, we use a design quality metric based on the accuracy of tomographic reconstructions for a suite of imaging targets. By not requiring an explicit singular value decomposition of the forward operator, evaluation of this objective function scales to problems with a large number of unknowns. We also restrict the design problem by recasting the array geometry into a low dimensional form more suitable for optimization at a reasonable computational cost. We test two search algorithms on the design problem: the Nelder-Mead downhill simplex method and the Multilevel Coordinate Search algorithm. The algorithm is tested for four crosswell acquisition scenarios relevant to continuous seismic monitoring, a two parameter array optimization, several scenarios involving four parameter length/offset optimizations, and a comparison of optimal multi-source designs. In the last case, we also examine trade-offs between source sparsity and the quality of tomographic reconstructions. One general observation is that asymmetric array lengths improve localized image quality in crosswell experiments with a small number of sources and a large number of receivers. Preliminary results also suggest that high-quality differential images can be generated using only a small number of optimally positioned sources.

  7. pdf version of the entry Time Machines

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    Wüthrich, Christian

    pdf version of the entry Time Machines http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2010/entries/time-machine, Stanford, CA 94305 Time Machines Copyright c 2010 by the authors John Earman and Christian W¨uthrich All rights reserved. Copyright policy: https://leibniz.stanford.edu/friends/info/copyright/ Time Machines

  8. Concurrency Theory Lecture 22: Timed Modelling & Conclusions

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    Systems Example 22.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls mobile.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls mobile phones ... Real-Time Reactive Systems Example 22.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls

  9. Introduction Discrete-time autoregressive process

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    Di Girolami, Cristina

    Introduction Discrete-time autoregressive process Continuous-time Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process Sharp large deviations for the non-stationary Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process Bernard Bercu Bordeaux University-Uhlenbeck process 1 / 46 #12;Introduction Discrete-time autoregressive process Continuous-time Ornstein

  10. ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE Final Report AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE 5. Report Date June 2007 Final Report 6

  11. Using Run-Time Predictions to Estimate Queue Wait Times and Improve Scheduler Performance

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    Feitelson, Dror

    that using our run-time predictor results in lower mean wait times for the workloads with higher o ered loads of the systems we are simulating.We also nd that using our run-time predictors result in mean wait timesUsing Run-Time Predictions to Estimate Queue Wait Times and Improve Scheduler Performance Warren

  12. ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL- TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE (OTREC PHASE I) Final Report #12;#12;ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT OF REAL-TIME TRAVEL TIME ALGORITHMS FOR USE IN PRACTICE (OTREC PHASE 1) 5. Report

  13. Time-of-flight radio location system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A bi-static radar configuration measures the direct time-of-flight of a transmitted RF pulse and is capable of measuring this time-of-flight with a jitter on the order of about one pico-second, or about 0.01 inch of free space distance for an electromagnetic pulse over a range of about one to ten feet. A transmitter transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal, and a receiver samples the sequence of electromagnetic pulses with controlled timing in response to a receive timing signal, and generates a sample signal in response to the samples. A timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The receive timing signal causes the receiver to sample the sequence of electromagnetic pulses such that the time between transmission of pulses in the sequence and sampling by the receiver sweeps over a range of delays. The receive timing signal sweeps over the range of delays in a sweep cycle such that pulses in the sequence are sampled at the pulse repetition rate, and with different delays in the range of delays to produce a sample signal representing magnitude of a received pulse in equivalent time. Automatic gain control circuitry in the receiver controls the magnitude of the equivalent time sample signal. A signal processor analyzes the sample signal to indicate the time-of-flight of the electromagnetic pulses in the sequence.

  14. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT California ISO Real Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXC October 2008 CEC-500 (VSA) prototype to monitor system voltage conditions and provide real time dispatchers with reliability

  15. Real-Time PCR Dean Fraga,1

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    Jones, Michelle

    , Wooster, Ohio 2 Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio 3 Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio OVERVIEW AND PRINCIPLES The real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR) is a recent

  16. EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tree Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  Page 37  California EnergyEnergy Commission EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis Plant Supply Calling Tree (Energy Commission EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis Appendix A – EnergyPlus Call Tree

  17. Fall Back Daylight Savings time is November

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    Linsley, Braddock K.

    Fall Back ­ Daylight Savings time is November 2nd.The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed both the starting and ending dates. Beginning in 2007, daylight time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends

  18. Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An Introduction

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    Botti, Silvana

    Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An Introduction Francesco Sottile Laboratoire des Solides) Belfast, 29 Jun 2007 Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12;Intro Formalism Dependent Density Functional Theory Francesco Sottile #12;Intro Formalism Results Resources Outline 1

  19. Time-predictable Computer Architecture Martin Schoeberl

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    Time-predictable Computer Architecture Martin Schoeberl Institute of Computer Engineering Vienna. Then we propose solutions for a time- predictable computer architecture. The proposed architecture in computer architectures are: pipelining, instruction and data caching, dynamic branch prediction, out

  20. [PROCESSING WEB TIME ENTRY FOR EMPLOYEES

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    2012 [PROCESSING WEB TIME ENTRY FOR EMPLOYEES] #12;Page 1 of 35 Contents Beginning the Process ....................................................................................... 33 #12;Page 2 of 35 Beginning the Process... Web Time Entry is processed through Banweb, using your

  1. Timing Verification of Adaptive Integrated Circuits

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    Kumar, Rohit

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.3 Hierarchical Timing Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.4 Timing Yield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3. PROPOSED TECHNIQUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 3... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.2 Grid model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.3 Quadtree model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.4 Probabilisic event approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3...

  2. Dynamic Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Time Constraints

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    Pavone, Marco

    In this paper we study a dynamic vehicle routing problem where demands have stochastic deadlines on their waiting times. Specifically, a network of robotic vehicles must service demands whose time of arrival, location and ...

  3. A Latent Time-Budget Model

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    Jan de Leeuw; Peter G.M. van der Heijden; Peter Verboon

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DE L E E U W (1989), Latent budget analysis, in: A. DECARLI,DER H E U D E N (1988), The analysis of time- budgets with alatent-time-budget model, in E. Diday et al. (eds. ), Data

  4. Can hedge funds time market liquidity?

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    Cao, Charles

    We explore a new dimension of fund managers' timing ability by examining whether they can time market liquidity through adjusting their portfolios' market exposure as aggregate liquidity conditions change. Using a large ...

  5. Parental Time, Behaviors and Childhood Obesity

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    Kuteesa, Annette

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    towards child health are modeled and analyzed using instrument variable (IV) methods. Results indicate that the effect of mother's time allocation reduces child weight status. Her decision to allocate time to the child is affected by unseen factors. Father...

  6. Time symmetry in wave function collapse models

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    Daniel Bedingham

    2015-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A framework for wave function collapse models that is symmetric under time reversal is presented. Within this framework there are equivalent pictures of collapsing wave functions evolving in both time directions. The backwards-in-time Born rule can be broken by an initial condition on the Universe resulting in asymmetric behaviour. Similarly the forwards-in-time Born rule can in principle be broken by a final condition on the Universe.

  7. Quantum mechanical time contradicts the uncertainty principle

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    Hitoshi Kitada

    1999-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The a priori time in conventional quantum mechanics is shown to contradict the uncertainty principle. A possible solution is given.

  8. A Time Model for Distributed Multimedia Applications

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    Kühnhauser, Winfried

    properties, using time to specify synchroneity, periodicity, ordering and timeliness. Last but not least objects arriving too late may become useless. Here, time is used to synchronize stream processing, encompassing for example HDTV video streams with a bit rate of up to 2.8 GBit/sec. Media streams have real-time

  9. Institutional Shareholders and SEO Market Timing

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    Institutional Shareholders and SEO Market Timing Armen Hovakimian, Baruch College Huajing Hu, Baruch College #12;2 What do we do? Examine institutional ownership and trading around SEOs and relate these to SEO market timing 2 #12;3 The Goal Shed light on the nature of SEO market timing 3 #12;4 What is SEO

  10. Time (hole?) machines John Byron Manchak

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    Manchak, John

    Time (hole?) machines John Byron Manchak Department of Philosophy, University of Washington, Box machines Hole machines Time travel General relativity a b s t r a c t Within the context of general relativity, we consider a type of "time machine" and introduce the related "hole machine". We review what

  11. Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction

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    Botti, Silvana

    Time Dependent Density Functional Theory An introduction Francesco Sottile LSI, Ecole Polytechnique) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Palaiseau, 26 May 2014 1 / 62 #12;Outline 1 Introduction: why and Resources Francesco Sottile (ETSF) Time Dependent Density Functional Theory Palaiseau, 26 May 2014 2 / 62

  12. Blasthole timing control vibration, airblast and flyrock

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    Konya, C.J.; Walter, E.J.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors say there is more to proper blasthole design than sequencing holes. Timing is one of the most important blast design variables. Timing controls the fragmentation size, piling of the broken material, maximum vibration level, airblast, flyrock, backbreak, endbreak and general overbreak. The authors explain how each of these items is controlled by timing.

  13. Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded

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    Hall, Julian

    Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded to Large-Scale Distributed Stephen Boyd Neal Parikh of Edinburgh, June 25 2014 1 #12;Outline Convex Optimization Real-Time Embedded Optimization Large-Scale Distributed Optimization Summary 2 #12;Outline Convex Optimization Real-Time Embedded Optimization Large

  14. Timed CSP: A Retrospective Joel Ouaknine 1

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    Ouaknine, Joël

    powerful: by syntactically transforming a Timed CSP process into a CSP one (essentially dropping all WAITAPC 2005 Timed CSP: A Retrospective Jo¨el Ouaknine 1 Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK Timed CSP, from its inception nearly twenty years ago to very recent semantical and algorithmic

  15. Predicting Time-Delays under Real-Time Scheduling for Linear Model Predictive Control

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    Zhang, Fumin

    Predicting Time-Delays under Real-Time Scheduling for Linear Model Predictive Control Zhenwu Shi prediction of time-delays caused by real-time scheduling. Then, a model predictive controller is designed, the interaction between real-time scheduling and control design has received interest in the literature

  16. Time-of-flight radio location system

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    McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A bi-static radar configuration measures the direct time-of-flight of a transmitted RF pulse and is capable of measuring this time-of-flight with a jitter on the order of about one pico-second, or about 0.01 inch of free space distance for an electromagnetic pulse over a range of about one to ten feet. A transmitter transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal, and a receiver samples the sequence of electromagnetic pulses with controlled timing in response to a receive timing signal, and generates a sample signal in response to the samples. A timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The receive timing signal causes the receiver to sample the sequence of electromagnetic pulses such that the time between transmission of pulses in the sequence and sampling by the receiver sweeps over a range of delays. The receive timing signal sweeps over the range of delays in a sweep cycle such that pulses in the sequence are sampled at the pulse repetition rate, and with different delays in the range of delays to produce a sample signal representing magnitude of a received pulse in equivalent time. Automatic gain control circuitry in the receiver controls the magnitude of the equivalent time sample signal. A signal processor analyzes the sample signal to indicate the time-of-flight of the electromagnetic pulses in the sequence. The sample signal in equivalent time is passed through an envelope detection circuit, formed of an absolute value circuit followed by a low pass filter, to convert the sample signal to a unipolar signal to eliminate effects of antenna misorientation.

  17. Ghana's regional development in economics, education and natural resources, with a case study on customers' preferences for household water treatment & safe storage products

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    Qiu, Weini

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ghana is one of the few countries that was re-classified from low-income country to low-middle income country in 2011 by the World Bank (World Bank, 2011a). At the same time, Ghana is still in the process of achieving the ...

  18. Relativity theory in time-space

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    Ákos G. Horváth

    2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The concept of time-space defined in an earlier paper of the author is certain generalization of the so-called space-time. In this paper we introduce the concept of time-space manifold. In the homogeneous case, the time-space manifold is a differentiable manifold with such tangent spaces which have certain fixed time-space structure. We redefine the fundamental concepts of global relativity theory with respect to this general situation. We study the concepts of affine connection, parallel transport, curvature tensor and Einstein equation, respectively.

  19. Time-Energy Costs of Quantum Measurements

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    Chi-Hang Fred Fung; H. F. Chau

    2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Statistical criteria for characterizing irradiance time series.

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    Stein, Joshua S.; Ellis, Abraham; Hansen, Clifford W.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose and examine several statistical criteria for characterizing time series of solar irradiance. Time series of irradiance are used in analyses that seek to quantify the performance of photovoltaic (PV) power systems over time. Time series of irradiance are either measured or are simulated using models. Simulations of irradiance are often calibrated to or generated from statistics for observed irradiance and simulations are validated by comparing the simulation output to the observed irradiance. Criteria used in this comparison should derive from the context of the analyses in which the simulated irradiance is to be used. We examine three statistics that characterize time series and their use as criteria for comparing time series. We demonstrate these statistics using observed irradiance data recorded in August 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in June 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  1. Reactor control rod timing system. [LMFBR

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    Wu, P.T.K.

    1980-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluid driven jet-edge whistle timing system is described 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.

  2. Bell's Jump Process in Discrete Time

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    Jonathan Barrett; Matthew Leifer; Roderich Tumulka

    2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The jump process introduced by J. S. Bell in 1986, for defining a quantum field theory without observers, presupposes that space is discrete whereas time is continuous. In this letter, our interest is to find an analogous process in discrete time. We argue that a genuine analog does not exist, but provide examples of processes in discrete time that could be used as a replacement.

  3. Exact Primitives for Time Series Data Mining

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    Mueen, Abdullah Al

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    142 Sony AIBO Robot: Surfacetrajectories and ac- celerometer signals from SONY AIBOclasses of time series from the SONY AIBO accelerometer. (b)

  4. Nonlinear time-fractional dispersive equations

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    P. Artale Harris; R. Garra

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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

  5. Gauge Gravity and Space-Time

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    Ning Wu

    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    When we discuss problems on gravity, we can not avoid some fundamental physical problems, such as space-time, inertia, and inertial reference frame. The goal of this paper is to discuss the logic system of gravity theory and the problems of space-time, inertia, and inertial reference frame. The goal of this paper is to set up the theory on space-time in gauge theory of gravity. Based on this theory, it is possible for human kind to manipulate physical space-time on earth, and produce a machine which can physically prolong human's lifetime.

  6. Near Real-Time Push Middleware

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    Mal, Siddhartha Byron

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integration of “Near Real-Time Push Middleware” o Performance characterization and comparison with TuVista • DOE/LADWP Smart Grid

  7. EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    integrated heat balance calculations for loads, systems, andintegrated heat balance calculations for loads, systems, andloads calculation time steps per hour, the model solution algorithms (envelope heat

  8. Unraveling life four letters at a time

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

    since the official end of the Human Genome Project are fueling a revolution in genomics research. November 25, 2013 Unraveling life four letters at a time Reading the...

  9. Time reversal symmetry and collapse models

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    Daniel Bedingham; Owen Maroney

    2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Collapse models are modifications of quantum theory where the wave function is treated as physically real and the collapse of the wave function is a physical process. This appears to introduce a time reversal asymmetry into the dynamics of the wave function since the collapses affect only the future state. This paper challenges this conclusion, showing that in three different examples of time asymmetries associated with collapse models, if the physically real part of the model can be reduced to the locations in space and time about which collapses occur, then such a model works both forward and backward in time, in each case satisfying the Born rule. Despite the apparent asymmetry of the collapse process, these models in fact have time reversal symmetry. Any physically observed time asymmetries that arise in such models are due to the asymmetric imposition of initial or final time boundary conditions, rather than from an inherent asymmetry in the dynamical law. This is the standard explanation of time asymmetric behaviour resulting from time symmetric laws.

  10. Author's personal copy The time dependent vehicle routing problem with time windows

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    : (a) formulate a time dependent vehicle routing problem with a general cost function and time windowAuthor's personal copy The time dependent vehicle routing problem with time windows: Benchmark College of Engineering and Computer Science, PO Box 0751, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207

  11. Time for a Change? It's not just Daylight Savings Time that should be abolished!

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    1 Time for a Change? It's not just Daylight Savings Time that should be abolished! Sunday, March 11. It is just that the clocks are set differently! By government edict! I advocate not just abolishing Daylight of time zone and/or daylight savings time confusion. Every clock and wristwatch in the world would show

  12. Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 135. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED -AUTOMATA

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    Ouaknine, Joël

    Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 1­35. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED -AUTOMATA JO¨EL OUAKNINE CSP which significantly increase expressiveness. As a result, we are able to capture some of the most of the finite-state fragment of this augmented version of Timed CSP as that of closed timed -automata

  13. Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 1--35. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED #AUTOMATA

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    Ouaknine, Joël

    Nordic Journal of Computing 10(2003), 1--35. TIMED CSP = CLOSED TIMED #­AUTOMATA JO Ë? EL OUAKNINE CSP which significantly increase expressiveness. As a result, we are able to capture some of the most of the finite­state fragment of this augmented version of Timed CSP as that of closed timed #­automata

  14. Working times in atypical forms of employment: the special case of part-time work

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    market. In an Employment Survey carried out by the French National Statistics Office (INSEE), part- timeChapter 5 Working times in atypical forms of employment: the special case of part-time work Patrick Abstract: In the present article, we attempt to devise a typology of forms of part-time employment

  15. Limits in late time conversion of cold dark matter into dark radiation

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    Boriero, D.; Holanda, P. C. de; Motta, M., E-mail: danielb@ifi.unicamp.br, E-mail: holanda@ifi.unicamp.br, E-mail: mmota@ifi.unicamp.br [Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin – UNICAMP, 13083-859, Campinas SP (Brazil)

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Structure formation creates high temperature and density regions in the Universe that allow the conversion of matter into more stable states, with a corresponding emission of relativistic matter and radiation. An example of such a mechanism is the supernova event, that releases relativistic neutrinos corresponding to 99% of the binding energy of remnant neutron star. We take this phenomena as a starting point for an assumption that similar processes could occur in the dark sector, where structure formation would generate a late time conversion of cold dark matter into a relativistic form of dark matter. We performed a phenomenological study about the limits of this conversion, where we assumed a transition profile that is a generalized version of the neutrino production in supernovae events. With this assumption, we obtained an interesting modification for the constraint over the cold dark matter density. We show that when comparing with the standard ?CDM cosmology, there is no preference for conversion, although the best fit is within 1? from the standard model best fit. The methodology and the results obtained qualify this conversion hypothesis, from the large scale structure point of view, as a viable and interesting model to be tested in the future with small scale data, and mitigate discrepancies between observations at this scale and the pure cold dark matter model.

  16. Nature of time and causality in Physics

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    Francisco S. N. Lobo

    2008-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The conceptual definition and understanding of the nature of time, both qualitatively and quantitatively is of the utmost difficulty and importance, and plays a fundamental role in physics. Physical systems seem to evolve in paths of increasing entropy and of complexity, and thus, the arrow of time shall be explored in the context of thermodynamic irreversibility and quantum physics. In Newtonian physics, time flows at a constant rate, the same for all observers; however, it necessarily flows at different rates for different observers in special and general relativity. Special relativity provides important quantitative elucidations of the fundamental processes related to time dilation effects, and general relativity provides a deep analysis to effects of time flow, such as in the presence of gravitational fields. Through the special theory of relativity, time became intimately related with space, giving rise to the notion of spacetime, in which both parameters cannot be considered as separate entities. As time is incorporated into the proper structure of the fabric of spacetime, it is interesting to note that general relativity is contaminated with non-trivial geometries that generate closed timelike curves, and thus apparently violates causality. The notion of causality is fundamental in the construction of physical theories; therefore time travel and its associated paradoxes have to be treated with great caution. These issues are briefly analyzed in this review paper.

  17. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXE October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APE #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence in this report. #12;Slide 0 Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Real-Time Dynamics

  18. System Identification: Time Varying and Nonlinear Methods

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    Majji, Manoranjan

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    that the choice of the generalized time varying ARX model (GTV-ARX) can be set to realize a time varying dead beat observer. Methods to use the developed algorithm(s) in this research are then considered for application to the identification of system models...

  19. Fractal analysis of time varying data

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    Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN); Sadana, Ajit (Oxford, MS)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Characteristics of time varying data, such as an electrical signal, are analyzed by converting the data from a temporal domain into a spatial domain pattern. Fractal analysis is performed on the spatial domain pattern, thereby producing a fractal dimension D.sub.F. The fractal dimension indicates the regularity of the time varying data.

  20. Contractions of planar graphs in polynomial time?

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    Dimitrios, Thilikos

    Contractions of planar graphs in polynomial time? Marcin Kami´nski??1 , Dani¨el Paulusma2 that for every graph H, there exists a polyno- mial-time algorithm deciding if a planar graph can be contracted to H. We introduce contractions and topological minors of embedded (plane) graphs and show that a plane

  1. EnergyPlus Run Time Analysis

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    Hong, Tianzhen; Buhl, Fred; Haves, Philip

    2008-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus is a new generation building performance simulation program offering many new modeling capabilities and more accurate performance calculations integrating building components in sub-hourly time steps. However, EnergyPlus runs much slower than the current generation simulation programs. This has become a major barrier to its widespread adoption by the industry. This paper analyzed EnergyPlus run time from comprehensive perspectives to identify key issues and challenges of speeding up EnergyPlus: studying the historical trends of EnergyPlus run time based on the advancement of computers and code improvements to EnergyPlus, comparing EnergyPlus with DOE-2 to understand and quantify the run time differences, identifying key simulation settings and model features that have significant impacts on run time, and performing code profiling to identify which EnergyPlus subroutines consume the most amount of run time. This paper provides recommendations to improve EnergyPlus run time from the modeler?s perspective and adequate computing platforms. Suggestions of software code and architecture changes to improve EnergyPlus run time based on the code profiling results are also discussed.

  2. REDUCING SOFTWARE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TIME John Callahan

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    Callahan, John

    . Shortened product life cycles have meant that short development time is even more critical 3 . Short involvement early in the development cycle were found to lead to shorter development time. Also supported found that, during product concept development early in the development cycle, an overemphasis

  3. Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis

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

    1998-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Stanford Center for Position, Navigation & Time

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    Straight, Aaron

    contributing exciting, novel new technologies, and together can play a leading role in this technology to rejuvenate the GLONASS system · Japan is also active with QZSS. #12;6 Outline A. Navigation & time technology;2 Stanford Center for Position Navigation and Time · The implementation of GPS in 1973 began this technology

  5. Gravity in Complex Hermitian Space-Time

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    Ali H. Chamseddine

    2006-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A generalized theory unifying gravity with electromagnetism was proposed by Einstein in 1945. He considered a Hermitian metric on a real space-time. In this work we review Einstein's idea and generalize it further to consider gravity in a complex Hermitian space-time.

  6. Asymmetric Time Evolution and Indistinguishable Events

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    Bryant, P. W. [Center for Complex Quantum Systems, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

    2010-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    With a time asymmetric theory, in which quantum mechanical time evolution is given by a semigroup of operators rather than by a group, the states of open systems are represented by density operators exhibiting a branching behavior. To treat the indistinguishably of the members of experimental ensembles, we hypothesize that environmental interference occurs during events that are themselves fundamentally indistinguishable.

  7. Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata

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    Vaandrager, Frits

    Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata Jasper Berendsen, David N. Jansen.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, the Netherlands Abstract. We introduce Fortuna, the first tool for model checking priced probabilistic timed automata (PPTAs). Fortuna can handle the combination of real

  8. Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata

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    Vaandrager, Frits

    Fortuna: Model Checking Priced Probabilistic Timed Automata Jasper Berendsen, David N. Jansen, the Netherlands Email: jasperb,dnjansen,fvaan @cs.ru.nl Abstract--We introduce FORTUNA, the first tool for model of probabilistic timed automata (PTAs) with cost-rates and discrete cost increments on states. FORTUNA is able

  9. Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems

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    Mills, Kevin

    - - Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems Kevin L. Mills INFT 796 SUMMER 1993 DIRECTED READINGS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING WITH DR. H. GOMAA GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY #12;Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems problem faced by designers of software systems, and particularly by designers of distributed, real

  10. Time Series Analysis James D. Hamilton

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    Landweber, Laura

    Time Series Analysis James D. Hamilton Since its publication just over ten years ago, James Hamilton's Time Series Analysis has taken its place in the canon of modern technical eco- nomic literature study, Hamilton's book en- joyed popularity among econometricians in seminars in Europe and North

  11. A REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ARCHITECTURE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION ARCHITECTURE Gang Chen, Thierry Fraichard and Luis Martinez for autonomous navigation: perception, localisation, mapping, real-time motion planning and motion tracking. INTRODUCTION Autonomous navigation requires to solve a num- ber of challenging problems in domains as dif

  12. Integrated method for chaotic time series analysis

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Time Centrality in Dynamic Complex Networks

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    Costa, Eduardo Chinelate; Wehmuth, Klaus; Ziviani, Artur; da Silva, Ana Paula Couto

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an ever-increasing interest in investigating dynamics in time-varying graphs (TVGs). So far, however, the notion of centrality in TVG scenarios usually refers to metrics that assess the relative importance of nodes along the temporal evolution of the network. Nevertheless, for some TVG scenarios, more important than identifying the central nodes under a given definition is identifying the \\emph{key time instants} for taking certain actions. In this paper, we introduce the notion of \\emph{time centrality} in TVGs. Analogously to node centrality, time centrality evaluates the relative importance of time instants in dynamic complex networks. We present two time centrality metrics related to diffusion processes. We evaluate the two defined metrics using a real-world dataset representing a in-person contact dynamic network. We validate the concept of time centrality showing that diffusion starting at the best classified time instants (i.e. the most central ones), according to our metrics, can perform a fa...

  14. Light gas gun with reduced timing jitter

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    Laabs, G.W.; Funk, D.J.; Asay, B.W.

    1998-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Gas gun with reduced timing jitter is disclosed. A gas gun having a prepressurized projectile held in place with a glass rod in compression is described. The glass rod is destroyed with an explosive at a precise time which allows a restraining pin to be moved and free the projectile. 4 figs.

  15. Approaching Real-time Network Traffic Classification

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    and studies. It serves as the input for Intrusion Detection Systems, provides Class-of-Service (CoS) mapping22 Approaching Real-time Network Traffic Classification ISSN 1470-5559 RR-06-12 October 2006-time Network Traffic Classification Wei Li, Kaysar Abdin, Robert Dann and Andrew Moore Department of Computer

  16. Laser Telecommunication timeLaser beam

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    La Rosa, Andres H.

    Laser Telecommunication Experiment Laser time Laser beam intensity timeLaser beam Laser battery Laser connected to a circuit without a modulator. Bottom graph illustrates what happen when a modulating signal is superimposed to the DC voltage driving the laser Laser beam intensity DC Input voltage DC

  17. HR EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES TIME TO TRAIN

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    Sussex, University of

    HR EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES TIME TO TRAIN Since 6 April 2010 employers have had to seriously consider an eligible employee's formal request for time away from their core duties to undertake training. Employees can request to undertake training they think will improve both their own and the University

  18. Absolute Time Radiometric Dating: the source

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    Kammer, Thomas

    Absolute Time Radiometric Dating: the source of the dates on the Geologic Time Scale #12 as an element changes to another element, e.g. uranium to lead. · The parent element is radioactive · Carbon-14, C14 Nitrogen-14, N14 · Uranium-235, U235 Lead-207, Pb207 · Potassium-40, K40 Argon-40, Ar40

  19. Pseudo-Z symmetric space-times

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    Mantica, Carlo Alberto, E-mail: carloalberto.mantica@libero.it [Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Suh, Young Jin, E-mail: yjsuh@knu.ac.kr [Department of Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we investigate Pseudo-Z symmetric space-time manifolds. First, we deal with elementary properties showing that the associated form A{sub k} is closed: in the case the Ricci tensor results to be Weyl compatible. This notion was recently introduced by one of the present authors. The consequences of the Weyl compatibility on the magnetic part of the Weyl tensor are pointed out. This determines the Petrov types of such space times. Finally, we investigate some interesting properties of (PZS){sub 4} space-time; in particular, we take into consideration perfect fluid and scalar field space-time, and interesting properties are pointed out, including the Petrov classification. In the case of scalar field space-time, it is shown that the scalar field satisfies a generalized eikonal equation. Further, it is shown that the integral curves of the gradient field are geodesics. A classical method to find a general integral is presented.

  20. Bayesian inference for pulsar timing models

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    Vigeland, Sarah J

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The extremely regular, periodic radio emission from millisecond pulsars make them useful tools for studying neutron star astrophysics, general relativity, and low-frequency gravitational waves. These studies require that the observed pulse time of arrivals are fit to complicated timing models that describe numerous effects such as the astrometry of the source, the evolution of the pulsar's spin, the presence of a binary companion, and the propagation of the pulses through the interstellar medium. In this paper, we discuss the benefits of using Bayesian inference to obtain these timing solutions. These include the validation of linearized least-squares model fits when they are correct, and the proper characterization of parameter uncertainties when they are not; the incorporation of prior parameter information and of models of correlated noise; and the Bayesian comparison of alternative timing models. We describe our computational setup, which combines the timing models of tempo2 with the nested-sampling integ...

  1. Energy-time and frequency-time uncertainty relations: exact inequalities

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    V. V. Dodonov; A. V. Dodonov

    2015-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We give a short review of known exact inequalities that can be interpreted as "energy-time" and "frequency-time" uncertainty relations. In particular we discuss a precise form of signals minimizing the physical frequency-time uncertainty product. Also, we calculate the "stationarity time" for mixed Gaussian states of a quantum harmonic oscillator, showing explicitly that pure quantum states are "more fragile" than mixed ones with the same value of the energy dispersion. The problems of quantum evolution speed limits, time operators and measurements of energy and time are briefly discussed, too.

  2. The influences of the just-in-time social cloud on real world decisions

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    Lee, Kwan Hong, 1977-

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    People have intertemporal biases towards choices that result in immediate gratification versus delayed rewards. The social context can accentuate or downplay preferences towards virtues or vices when making choices in the ...

  3. Time changes in gradient and observed winds

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    Carlson, Ronald Dale

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TIME CHANGES IN GRADIENT AND OBSERVED WINDS A Thesis by RONALD DALE CARLSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillm=n of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE MAY 1972 Major Subject...: Meteorology TIME CHANGES IN GRADIENT AND OBSERVED WINDS A Thesis by RONALD D. CARLSON Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Co , ee) (Member) (Member) May 1972 ABSTRACT Time Changes in Gradient and Observed Winds. (May 1972) Ronald Dale...

  4. Long-time limit of correlation functions

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    Thomas Franosch

    2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Auto-correlation functions in an equilibrium stochastic process are well-characterized by Bochner's theorem as Fourier transforms of a finite symmetric Borel measure. The existence of a long-time limit of these correlation functions depends on the spectral properties of the measure. Here we provide conditions applicable to a wide-class of dynamical theories guaranteeing the existence of the long-time limit. We discuss the implications in the context of the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition where a non-trivial long-time limit signals an idealized glass state.

  5. Space-time and G_2

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    Boris Doubrov; Jonathan Holland; George Sparling

    2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A Weyl structure is a bundle over space-time, whose fiber at each space-time point is a space of maximally isotropic complex tangent planes. We develop the theory of Weyl connections for Weyl structures and show that the requirement that the connection be torsion-free fixes the Weyl connection uniquely. Further we show that to each such Weyl connection, there is naturally associated a (2, 3, 5)-Pfaffian system, as first analyzed by Cartan. We determine the associated G_2-conformal structure and calculate it explicitly in the cases of the Kapadia family of space-times and of the Schwarzschild solution

  6. The determination of time lags using SOLA

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    Frank P. Pijpers

    1996-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A common problem in astronomy is the determination of the time shift between two otherwise identical time series of measured flux from a variable source, in short the determination of a time lag. Two examples of where this problem occurs are in the determination of the Hubble constant from multiple images of gravitationally lensed variable quasars and also in the determination of distances to OH/IR stars. It is shown here that this problem can be seen as a restricted inversion problem. It therefore can be solved using the subtractive optimally localized averages (SOLA) method for inversion which has been described elsewhere (Pijpers & Thompson 1992, 1994 ; Pijpers & Wanders 1994).

  7. Automatic tuning of continuous-time filters

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    Sumesaglam, Taner

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated high-Q continuous-time filters require adaptive tuning circuits that will correct the filter parameters such as center frequency and quality factor (Q). Three different automatic tuning techniques are introduced. In all of the proposed...

  8. It's About Time: Investing in Transportation to

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    MARCH 2011 It's About Time: Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive #12 of Contents Preface 1 The Challenge Facing Texans 3 Texas Transportation Action Principles 6 Texas' Deteriorating Transportation System: Background and Measurement 8 Baseline Scenario: Unacceptable Conditions

  9. Automatic program timing profiles with FTN4

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    Friedman, R.

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design of a scheme for producing execution timing profiles of FORTRAN programs automatically is proposed with a recommendation to implement it as an option to the compiler. An experimental implementation on the LBL 7600 is also described. 1 figure.

  10. Time dependences of atmospheric Carbon dioxide fluxes

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    DeSalvo, Riccardo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the lifetime of CO2 in the atmosphere is critical for predictions regarding future climate changes. A simple mass conservation analysis presented here generates tight estimations for the atmosphere's retention time constant. The analysis uses a leaky integrator model that combines the observed deficit (only less than 40% of CO2 produced from combustion of fossil fuels is actually retained in the atmosphere, while more than 60% is continuously shed) with the exponential growth of fossil fuel burning. It reveals a maximum characteristic time of less than 23 year for the transfer of atmospheric CO2 to a segregation sink. This time constant is further constrained by the rapid disappearance of 14C after the ban of atmospheric atomic bomb tests, which provides a lower limit of 18 years for this transfer. The study also generates evaluations of other CO2 fluxes, exchange time constants and volumes exchanged. Analysis of large harmonic oscillations of atmospheric CO2 concentration, often neglected in th...

  11. Timing control by redundant inhibitory neuronal circuits

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    Tristan, I., E-mail: itristan@ucsd.edu; Rulkov, N. F.; Huerta, R.; Rabinovich, M. [BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)] [BioCircuits Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Rhythms and timing control of sequential activity in the brain is fundamental to cognition and behavior. Although experimental and theoretical studies support the understanding that neuronal circuits are intrinsically capable of generating different time intervals, the dynamical origin of the phenomenon of functionally dependent timing control is still unclear. Here, we consider a new mechanism that is related to the multi-neuronal cooperative dynamics in inhibitory brain motifs consisting of a few clusters. It is shown that redundancy and diversity of neurons within each cluster enhances the sensitivity of the timing control with the level of neuronal excitation of the whole network. The generality of the mechanism is shown to work on two different neuronal models: a conductance-based model and a map-based model.

  12. Wind and time in Homeric epic

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    Purves, AC

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    73–83. Scott, W. C. 1966. “Wind Imagery in the Oresteia. ”30–35; West 1961: 133–36. Wind and Time in Homeric Epic ———56. Stern, L. 2004. “‘Paths That Wind through the Thicket of

  13. Diffraction in Time of Polymer Particles

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    A. Martín-Ruiz

    2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the quantum dynamics of a suddenly released beam of particles using a background independent (polymer) quantization scheme. We show that, in the first order of approximation, the low-energy polymer distribution converges to the standard quantum-mechanical result in a clear fashion, but also arises an additional small polymer correction term. We find that the high-energy polymer behaviour becomes predominant at short distances and short times. Numerical results are also presented. We find that particles whose wave functions satisfy the polymer wave equation do not exhibit the diffraction in time phenomena. The implementation of a lower bound to the possible resolution of times into the time-energy Heisenberg uncertainty relation is briefly discussed.

  14. Time-Resolved Photoluminescence and Photovoltaics

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    Metzger, W. K.; Ahrenkiel, R. K.; Dippo, P.; Geisz, J.; Wanlass, M. W.; Kurtz, S.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) technique and its ability to characterize recombination in bulk photovoltaic semiconductor materials are reviewed. Results from a variety of materials and a few recent studies are summarized and compared.

  15. Real-time control over networks

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    Ji, Kun

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    researchers to develop NCSs to implement distributed control schemes. This dissertation presents a framework for the modeling, design, stability analysis, control, and bandwidth allocation of real-time control over networks. This framework covers key research...

  16. Picosecond laser timing by rf phase shifting

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    Johnson, Carey K.; Qian, Jun

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    lasers pumped by synchronized mode?locked, Q?switched, cw Nd:YAG lasers. The phase shifter operates with better than 10?ps precision and generates time delays from 0 to 26 ns....

  17. Cycle time reduction through wafer starts control

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    Wang, Sam, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Intel's Fab 17, located in Hudson, Massachusetts, has experienced dramatic improvements in its cycle time performance in the last two years. These improvements have been attributed to lean implementation efforts, reduced ...

  18. PRELIMINARY TIME ESTIMATES FOR CORING OPERATIONS

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    EQUATIONS 17 FIGURE 1. DRILL STRING ROUND TRIP 19 FIGURE 2. STANDARD ROTARY CORING (RCB) WIRELINE TRIP 21) WIRELINE TRIP 25 FIGURE 5. ESTIMATED RIGGING, WIRELINE, AND SCANNING TIME FOR REENTRY. 27 #12;Preliminary

  19. Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005

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    Eto, Joe

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SCE, W APA, PG&E Data • PDC – PI Interface frequency dataIntegration of CA ISO PDC with Arbiters California Real-TimePhasor Data Concentrator (PDC) receives data from PMUs in

  20. Multiphase fluid flow and time lapse seismics

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    santos

    Time-lapse seismic surveys aim to monitor the migration and dispersal of the CO2 ... of CO2-brine flow and seismic wave propagation to model and monitor CO2 ...

  1. Introduction to the time scale problem

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    Voter, A. F.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As motivation for the symposium on extended-scale atomistic methods, I briefly discuss the time scale problem that plagues molecular dynamics simulations, some promising recent developments for circumventing the problem, and some remaining challenges.

  2. Am I spikes over time? Leslie Smith

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    Smith, Leslie S.

    Am I spikes over time? Leslie Smith Computing Science and Mathematics University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA, UK Email: l.s.smith@cs.stir.ac.uk URL: http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~lss Acknowledgements: EU

  3. REAL TIME SYSTEM OPERATIONS 2006-2007

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    Eto, Joseph H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    based on real?time PMU data  by observing the differences as  analysis of WECC PMU data.  The recommended analysis approach.   V (pu) P-V curve PMU data P (pu) P-V curve PMU

  4. Intelligent Time-Successive Production Modeling

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    ;Background · Production Data Analysis Decline Curve Analysis (Arps, 1945) Type Curve Matching (Fetkovich Analysis Pressure Data + Production Rate Data ·Material Balance methods ·Pseudo time and pseudo pressure

  5. Significantly reduce maintenance time Documents&Mediabecomesthekey

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    Mullins, Dyche

    Significantly reduce maintenance time · Documents&Mediabecomesthekey contactforallmaintenanceneeds. · MajorpartsarestoredbyDocuments& MediaattheMissionCenter.Thisreduces thetimeneededtoorderpartsandresultsin&Mediaoffersthecampus communityaconvenientandeconomicsolution foritscopiers,multifunctiondevicesandprinter needs. Print Management Program advantages Reduce

  6. Solar Real-Time Pricing: Is Real-Time Electricity Pricing Beneficial...

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    to Solar PV in New York City? Solar Real-Time Pricing: Is Real-Time Electricity Pricing Beneficial to Solar PV in New York City? The goal of this study is to evaluate the...

  7. Special Issue: Space, Time and Number Population clocks: motor timing with

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    Buonomano, Dean

    from the ability of recur- rent neural networks to generate self-sustained, complex, time with strong internal connections capable of self-sustained activity, whereas sensory timing depends

  8. Blind calibration of timing skew in time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters

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    Divi, Vijay

    The performance of time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters is often significantly degraded by timing mismatch errors. We develop methods for performing blind calibration of such converters, i.e., for estimating the ...

  9. Exact Philosophy of Space-Time

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    Héctor Vucetich

    2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from Bunge's (1977) scientific ontology, we expose a materialistic relational theory of space-time, that carries out the program initiated by Leibniz, and provides a protophysical basis consistent with any rigorous formulation of General Relativity. Space-time is constructed from general concepts which are common to any consistent scientific theory and they are interpreted as emergent properties of the greatest assembly of things, namely, the world.

  10. REAL TIME SYSTEM OPERATIONS 2006-2007

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    Eto, Joseph H.; Parashar, Manu; Lewis, Nancy Jo

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Real Time System Operations (RTSO) 2006-2007 project focused on two parallel technical tasks: (1) Real-Time Applications of Phasors for Monitoring, Alarming and Control; and (2) Real-Time Voltage Security Assessment (RTVSA) Prototype Tool. The overall goal of the phasor applications project was to accelerate adoption and foster greater use of new, more accurate, time-synchronized phasor measurements by conducting research and prototyping applications on California ISO's phasor platform - Real-Time Dynamics Monitoring System (RTDMS) -- that provide previously unavailable information on the dynamic stability of the grid. Feasibility assessment studies were conducted on potential application of this technology for small-signal stability monitoring, validating/improving existing stability nomograms, conducting frequency response analysis, and obtaining real-time sensitivity information on key metrics to assess grid stress. Based on study findings, prototype applications for real-time visualization and alarming, small-signal stability monitoring, measurement based sensitivity analysis and frequency response assessment were developed, factory- and field-tested at the California ISO and at BPA. The goal of the RTVSA project was to provide California ISO with a prototype voltage security assessment tool that runs in real time within California ISO?s new reliability and congestion management system. CERTS conducted a technical assessment of appropriate algorithms, developed a prototype incorporating state-of-art algorithms (such as the continuation power flow, direct method, boundary orbiting method, and hyperplanes) into a framework most suitable for an operations environment. Based on study findings, a functional specification was prepared, which the California ISO has since used to procure a production-quality tool that is now a part of a suite of advanced computational tools that is used by California ISO for reliability and congestion management.

  11. On the physical basis of cosmic time

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    Svend Erik Rugh; Henrik Zinkernagel

    2008-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In this manuscript we initiate a systematic examination of the physical basis for the time concept in cosmology. We discuss and defend the idea that the physical basis of the time concept is necessarily related to physical processes which could conceivably take place among the material constituents available in the universe. It is common practice to link the concept of cosmic time with a space-time metric set up to describe the universe at large scales, and then define a cosmic time $t$ as what is measured by a comoving standard clock. We want to examine, however, the physical basis for setting up a comoving reference frame and, in particular, what could be meant by a standard clock. For this purpose we introduce the concept of a `core' of a clock (which, for a standard clock in cosmology, is a scale-setting physical process) and we ask if such a core can--in principle--be found in the available physics contemplated in the various `stages' of the early universe. We find that a first problem arises above the quark-gluon phase transition (which roughly occurs when the cosmological model is extrapolated back to $\\sim 10^{-5}$ seconds) where there might be no bound systems left, and the concept of a physical length scale to a certain extent disappears. A more serious problem appears above the electroweak phase transition believed to occur at $\\sim 10^{-11}$ seconds. At this point the property of mass (almost) disappears and it becomes difficult to identify a physical basis for concepts like length scale, energy scale and temperature -- which are all intimately linked to the concept of time in modern cosmology. This situation suggests that the concept of a time scale in `very early' universe cosmology lacks a physical basis or, at least, that the time scale will have to be based on speculative new physics.

  12. Wormholes and Time Travel? Not Likely

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    Leonard Susskind

    2005-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Wormholes have been advanced as both a method for circumventing the limitations of the speed of light as well as a means for building a time machine (to travel to the past). Thus it is argued that General Relativity may allow both of these possibilities. In this note I argue that traversable wormholes connecting otherwise causally disconnected regions, violate two of the most fundamental principles physics, namely local energy conservation and the energy-time uncertainty principle.

  13. The Tides Of Time Issue 29

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Tides of Time 29 • 1 • Easter Vacation 2004 The Oxford University Doctor Who Society Magazine The Tides of Time Easter Vacation 2004 Issue 29 BUFFY AND THE BRITISH Star Trek The Prisoner The career of Brian Clemens … …and... Kilburn Wiles Thing! 24 A look at John Wiles’s period as producer of Doctor Who Brian Clemens 26 James Davies marks the achievements of this writer-producer How does Doctor Who entertain? 30 Asking the question, Daniel...

  14. Escape time statistics for mushroom billiards

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    T. Miyaguchi

    2006-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Chaotic orbits of mushroom billiards display intermittent behaviors. We investigate statistical properties of this system by constructing an infinite partition on the chaotic part of a Poincar\\'e surface which illustrates details of chaotic dynamics. Each piece of the infinite partition has an unique escape time from the half disk region, and from this result it is shown that, for fixed values of the system parameters, the escape time distribution obeys power law $1/t_{\\rm esc}^3$.

  15. Time Domain Continuous Imaging TIME DOMAIN CONTINUOUS IMAGING doesn't sound like

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    Dietz, Henry G. "Hank"

    the scene with skewed timing and exposure settings. Our 3D-printed array camera at SC14 coordinates four

  16. A Timing Requirements-Aware Scratchpad Memory Allocation Scheme for a Precision Timed Architecture

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    , and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. #12;A Timing

  17. Problem of Time: Facets and Machian Strategy

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    Edward Anderson

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Problem of Time is that `time' in each of ordinary quantum theory and general relativity are mutually incompatible notions. This causes difficulties in trying to put these two theories together to form a theory of Quantum Gravity. The Problem of Time has 8 facets in canonical approaches. I clarify that all but one of these facets already occur at the classical level, and reconceptualize and re-name some of these facets as follows.The Frozen Formalism Problem becomes Temporal Relationalism, the Thin Sandwich Problem becomes Configurational Relationalism, via the notion of Best Matching. The Problem of Observables becomes the Problem of Beables, and the Functional Evolution Problem becomes the Constraint Closure Problem. I also outline how each of the Global and Multiple-Choice Problems of Time have their own plurality of facets. This article additionally contains a local resolution to the Problem of Time at the conceptual level and which is actually realizable for the relational triangle and minisuperspace models. This resolution is, moreover, Machian, and has three levels: classical, semiclassical and a combined semiclassical-histories-timeless records scheme. I end by delineating the current frontiers of this program toward resolution of the Problem of Time in the cases of full GR and of slightly inhomogeneous cosmology.

  18. Cosmologies with a time dependent vacuum

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    Joan Sola

    2011-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Metastring Theory and Modular Space-time

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    Laurent Freidel; Robert G. Leigh; Djordje Minic

    2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    String theory is canonically accompanied with a space-time interpretation which determines S-matrix-like observables, and connects to the standard physics at low energies in the guise of local effective field theory. Recently, we have introduced a reformulation of string theory which does not rely on an {\\it a priori} space-time interpretation or a pre-assumption of locality. This \\hlt{metastring theory} is formulated in such a way that stringy symmetries (such as T-duality) are realized linearly. In this paper, we study metastring theory on a flat background and develop a variety of technical and interpretational ideas. These include a formulation of the moduli space of Lorentzian worldsheets, a careful study of the symplectic structure and consequently consistent closed and open boundary conditions, and the string spectrum and operator algebra. What emerges from these studies is a new quantum notion of space-time that we refer to as a quantum Lagrangian or equivalently a \\hlt{modular space-time}. This concept embodies the standard tenets of quantum theory and implements in a precise way a notion of {relative locality}. The usual string backgrounds (non-compact space-time along with some toroidally compactified spatial directions) are obtained from modular space-time by a limiting procedure that can be thought of as a correspondence limit.

  20. Polynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling

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    Baptiste, Philippe; Durr, Christoph

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of power management policies is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by computer systems while maintaining satisfactory level of performance. One common method for saving energy is to simply suspend the system during the idle times. No energy is consumed in the suspend mode. However, the process of waking up the system itself requires a certain fixed amount of energy, and thus suspending the system is beneficial only if the idle time is long enough to compensate for this additional energy expenditure. In the specific problem studied in the paper, we have a set of jobs with release times and deadlines that need to be executed on a single processor. Preemptions are allowed. The processor requires energy L to be woken up and, when it is on, it uses one unit of energy per one unit of time. It has been an open problem whether a schedule minimizing the overall energy consumption can be computed in polynomial time. We solve this problem in positive, by providing an O(n^5)-time algorithm. In addition we pr...

  1. Time and Cognitive Load 1 Time and Cognitive Load in Working Memory

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Time and Cognitive Load 1 Time and Cognitive Load in Working Memory Pierre Barrouillet*, Sophie Bourgogne Running head: Time and Cognitive Load Corresponding author: Pierre Barrouillet Pierre manuscript, published in "Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 33, 3 (2007

  2. A ROUTE IMPROVEMENT ALGORITHM FOR THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM WITH TIME DEPENDENT TRAVEL TIMES

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    . This research presents a new solution approach, an iterative route construction and improvement algorithm (IRCI such as greenhouse gases, noise, and air pollution. Routing models with time-varying travel times are gaining greater attention in vehicle routing literature and industry. However, research on the time dependent vehicle

  3. Real Time Search User Behavior Real time search is an increasingly important area of

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    Jansen, James

    . The most frequently used terms accounted for only 0.03% of the total terms. Concerning search topics Web search. Searchers of real time content often repeat queries overtime, perhaps indicating long term content increasingly enters the main stream. Keywords Real time search, real time content, Collecta

  4. Approximate Response Time for Fixed Priority Real-Time Systems with Energy-Harvesting

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Approximate Response Time for Fixed Priority Real-Time Systems with Energy-Harvesting Yasmina sufficient schedulability tests for fixed-priority pre-emptive scheduling of a real-time system under energy constraints. In this problem, energy is harvested from the ambient environment and used to replenish a storage

  5. Effect of D-amino acids at Asp{sup 23} and Ser{sup 26} residues on the conformational preference of A{beta}{sub 20-29} peptides

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    Shanmugam, Ganesh [Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States); Polavarapu, Prasad L. [Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States)]. E-mail: Prasad.L.Polavarapu@Vanderbilt.edu; Hallgas, Balazs [Department of Organic Chemistry, Eoetvoes University, Budapest 112, P.O. Box 32, H-1518 (Hungary); Majer, Zsuzsa [Department of Organic Chemistry, Eoetvoes University, Budapest 112, P.O. Box 32, H-1518 (Hungary)

    2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of D-amino acids at Asp{sup 23} and Ser{sup 26} residues on the conformational preference of {beta}-amyloid (A{beta}) peptide fragment (A{beta}{sub 20-29}) have been studied using different spectroscopic techniques, namely vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), vibrational absorption, and electronic circular dichroism. To study the structure of the A{beta}{sub 20-29}, [D-Asp{sup 23}]A{beta}{sub 20-29}, and [D-Ser{sup 26}]A{beta}{sub 20-29} peptides under different conditions, the spectra were measured in 10 mM acetate buffer (pH 3) and in 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol (TFE). The spectroscopic results indicated that at pH 3, A{beta}{sub 20-29} peptide takes random coil with {beta}-turn structure, while [D-Ser{sup 26}]A{beta}{sub 20-29} peptide adopts significant amount of polyproline II (PPII) type structure along with {beta}-turn contribution and D-Asp-substituted peptide ([D-Asp{sup 23}]A{beta}{sub 20-29}) adopts predominantly PPII type structure. The increased propensity for PPII conformation upon D-amino acid substitution, in acidic medium, has important biological implications. In TFE, A{beta}{sub 20-29}, [D-Asp{sup 23}]A{beta}{sub 20-29}, and [D-Ser{sup 26}]A{beta}{sub 20-29} peptides adopt 3{sub 10}-helix, {alpha}-helix, and random coil with some {beta}-turn structures, respectively. The VCD data obtained for the A{beta} peptide films suggested that the secondary structures for the peptide films are not the same as those for corresponding solution and are also different among the A{beta} peptides studied here. This observation suggests that dehydration can have a significant influence on the structural preferences of these peptides.

  6. Plasma Redshift, Time Dilation, and Supernovas Ia

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    Ari Brynjolfsson

    2004-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurements of the absolute magnitudes and redshifts of supernovas Ia show that conventional physics, which includes plasma redshift, fully explains the observed magnitude-redshift relation of the supernovas. The only parameter that is required is the Hubble constant, which in principle can be measured independently. The contemporary theory of the expansion of the universe (Big Bang) requires in addition to the Hubble constant several adjustable parameters, such as an initial explosion, the dark matter parameter, and a time adjustable dark energy parameter for explaining the supernova Ia data. The contemporary Big Bang theory also requires time dilation of distant events as an inherent premise. The contention is usually that the light curves of distant supernovas show or even prove the time dilation. In the present article, we challenge this assertion. We document and show that the previously reported data in fact indicate that there is no time dilation. The data reported by Riess et al. in the Astrophysical Journal in June 2004 confirm the plasma redshift, the absence of time dilation, dark matter, and dark energy.

  7. On the physical basis of cosmic time

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    Rugh, Svend Erik

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this manuscript we initiate a systematic examination of the physical basis for the time concept in cosmology. We discuss and defend the idea that the physical basis of the time concept is necessarily related to physical processes which could conceivably take place among the material constituents available in the universe. It is common practice to link the concept of cosmic time with a space-time metric set up to describe the universe at large scales, and then define a cosmic time $t$ as what is measured by a comoving standard clock. We want to examine, however, the physical basis for setting up a comoving reference frame and, in particular, what could be meant by a standard clock. For this purpose we introduce the concept of a `core' of a clock (which, for a standard clock in cosmology, is a scale-setting physical process) and we ask if such a core can--in principle--be found in the available physics contemplated in the various `stages' of the early universe. We find that a first problem arises above the q...

  8. Reserving and Scheduling Transmission over the Time Change -...

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    the Time Change Posted Date: 10172014 Effective November 2, 2014 at 0200 Pacific Daylight Savings Time (Advanced Standard Time), BPA Transmission Services will set all clocks...

  9. Reserving and Scheduling Transmission over the Time Change -...

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    Pacific Prevailing Time, BPA Transmission Services will set all clocks to Pacific Daylight Saving Time (Advanced Standard Time). For more information concerning how to submit...

  10. Reminder Reserving and Scheduling Transmission over the Time...

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    the Time Change Posted Date: 10292014 Effective November 2, 2014 at 0200 Pacific Daylight Savings Time (Advanced Standard Time), BPA Transmission Services will set all clocks...

  11. Comparing Computer Run Time of Building Simulation Programs

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    an approach to comparing computer run time of buildingthe purpose of comparing computer run time. Modelers shouldATIONAL L ABORATORY Comparing Computer Run Time of Building

  12. A Survey of Utility Experience with Real Time Pricing

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    Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Day Ahead Hourly Time of Use Tariff Description This is aTariff Name Real Time Pricing: Non-Residential Service Day Ahead Hourly Time of Use

  13. Real time gamma-ray signature identifier

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    Rowland, Mark (Alamo, CA); Gosnell, Tom B. (Moraga, CA); Ham, Cheryl (Livermore, CA); Perkins, Dwight (Livermore, CA); Wong, James (Dublin, CA)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A real time gamma-ray signature/source identification method and system using principal components analysis (PCA) for transforming and substantially reducing one or more comprehensive spectral libraries of nuclear materials types and configurations into a corresponding concise representation/signature(s) representing and indexing each individual predetermined spectrum in principal component (PC) space, wherein an unknown gamma-ray signature may be compared against the representative signature to find a match or at least characterize the unknown signature from among all the entries in the library with a single regression or simple projection into the PC space, so as to substantially reduce processing time and computing resources and enable real-time characterization and/or identification.

  14. Determinating Timing Channels in Statistically Multiplexed Clouds

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    Aviram, Amittai; Ford, Bryan; Gummadi, Ramakrishna

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Timing side-channels represent an insidious security challenge for cloud computing, because: (a) they enable one customer to steal information from another without leaving a trail or raising alarms; (b) only the cloud provider can feasibly detect and report such attacks, but the provider's incentives are not to; and (c) known general-purpose timing channel control methods undermine statistical resource sharing efficiency, and, with it, the cloud computing business model. We propose a new cloud architecture that uses provider-enforced deterministic execution to eliminate all timing channels internal to a shared cloud domain, without limiting internal resource sharing. A prototype determinism-enforcing hypervisor demonstrates that utilizing such a cloud might be both convenient and efficient. The hypervisor enables parallel guest processes and threads to interact via familiar shared memory and file system abstractions, and runs moderately coarse-grained parallel tasks as efficiently and scalably as current nond...

  15. Continuous, real time microwave plasma element sensor

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    Woskov, P.P.; Smatlak, D.L.; Cohn, D.R.; Wittle, J.K.; Titus, C.H.; Surma, J.E.

    1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Microwave-induced plasma is described for continuous, real time trace element monitoring under harsh and variable conditions. The sensor includes a source of high power microwave energy and a shorted waveguide made of a microwave conductive, refractory material communicating with the source of the microwave energy to generate a plasma. The high power waveguide is constructed to be robust in a hot, hostile environment. It includes an aperture for the passage of gases to be analyzed and a spectrometer is connected to receive light from the plasma. Provision is made for real time in situ calibration. The spectrometer disperses the light, which is then analyzed by a computer. The sensor is capable of making continuous, real time quantitative measurements of desired elements, such as the heavy metals lead and mercury. 3 figs.

  16. Time-delayed quantum feedback control

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    Arne L. Grimsmo

    2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A theory of time-delayed coherent quantum feedback is developed. More specifically, we consider a quantum system coupled to a bosonic reservoir creating a unidirectional feedback loop. It is shown that the dynamics can be mapped onto a fictitious quantum cascade, where the system is driven by past versions of itself. The derivation of this model relies on a tensor network representation of the system-reservoir time-propagator. For concreteness, this general theory is applied to a driven two-level atom scattering into a coherent feedback loop. We demonstrate how delay effects can qualitatively change the dynamics of the atom, and how quantum control can be implemented in the presence of time-delays. A realization with a superconducting qubit serving as an artificial atom is discussed.

  17. Relaxation time of non-conformal plasma

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    Alex Buchel

    2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We study effective relaxation time of viscous hydrodynamics of strongly coupled non-conformal gauge theory plasma using gauge theory/string theory correspondence. We compute leading corrections to the conformal plasma relaxation time from the relevant deformations due to dim-2 and dim-3 operators. We discuss in details the relaxation time tau_eff of N=2^* plasma. For a certain choice of masses this theory undergoes a phase transition with divergent specific heat c_V ~ |1-T_c/T|^(-1/2). Although the bulk viscosity remains finite all the way to the critical temperature, we find that tau_eff diverges near the critical point as tau_eff ~ |1-T_c/T|^(-1/2).

  18. Operational quantum theory without predefined time

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    Ognyan Oreshkov; Nicolas J. Cerf

    2014-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The current operational formulation of quantum theory is based on the concept of operation with an input and an output system, which assumes a prior notion of time and is asymmetric under time reversal. But in certain contexts, such as those involving gravity, time is expected to be dynamical and not predefined. Here, we propose an operational formulation of quantum theory without any predefined notion of time. It is based on a generalization of the concept of operation motivated by an epistemic approach: an operation is a description of knowledge about the events in a given region, which can be updated conditionally on information obtained from that region. Each such region has a set of boundary systems, which by definition provide the sole means of information exchange between the events in the region and the events in other regions. Separate operations can be connected in networks through their boundary systems with no directionality assumed for the connections, which generalizes the standard circuit picture. The events associated with an operation are described by positive semidefinite operators on the Hilbert spaces of the boundary systems, while the connections between regions are described by entangled states that encode a nontrivial physical symmetry. A simple rule provides the joint probabilities for the events in a network of operations. We discuss how it may be possible to understand the emergence of a causal structure from properties of the operators on the boundaries of compact space-time regions. The framework allows for indefinite causal order, timelike loops, and other acausal structures. As part of this work, we obtain a generalization of Wigner's theorem, which is based on the preservation of probabilities of actual events and thus puts the concept of time reversal symmetry on operational grounds. It contains the possibility for a new class of symmetry transformations.

  19. Hyperpolarized Nanodiamond with Long Spin Relaxation Times

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    Ewa Rej; Torsten Gaebel; Thomas Boele; David E. J. Waddington; David J. Reilly

    2015-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of hyperpolarized agents in magnetic resonance (MR), such as 13C-labeled compounds, enables powerful new imaging and detection modalities that stem from a 10,000-fold boost in signal. A major challenge for the future of the hyperpolarizaton technique is the inherently short spin relaxation times, typically solid-state environment, exhibit relaxation times exceeding 1 hour. Combined with the already established applications of NDs in the life-sciences as inexpensive fluorescent markers and non-cytotoxic substrates for gene and drug delivery, these results extend the theranostic capabilities of nanoscale diamonds into the domain of hyperpolarized MR.

  20. Short rise time intense electron beam generator

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    Olson, C.L.

    1984-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A generator for producing an intense relativisitc electron beam having a subnanosecond current rise time includes a conventional generator of intense relativistic electrons feeding into a short electrically conductive drift tube including a cavity containing a working gas at a low enough pressure to prevent the input beam from significantly ionizing the working gas. Ionizing means such as a laser simultaneously ionize the entire volume of working gas in the cavity to generate an output beam having a rise time less than one nanosecond.

  1. Robustness of discrete-time control systems

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    Aguirre, Gabriel

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The Bilinear Approach s-Plane to z-Plane F. Overbounding and Testing for Stability G. Interlacing Properties of Interval Polynomials Interlacing Property for Continuous- Time Systems Interlacing Property for Discrete- Time Systems Page 26 27 29 33... of p(z) from F(+t) Calculation of s+q Calculation of s~i Calculation of the Minimum Distance of p(z) from P&? Calculation of s Calculation of s Calculation of the Minimum Distance of p(z) from Flsi Calculation of ss Calculation of ss E...

  2. Metamaterial model of a time crystal

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    Smolyaninov, Igor I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Propagation of monochromatic extraordinary light in a hyperbolic metamaterial is identical to propagation of massive particles in a three dimensional effective Minkowski spacetime, in which the role of a timelike variable is played by one of the spatial coordinates. We demonstrate that this analogy may be used to build a metamaterial model of a time crystal, which has been recently suggested by Wilczek and Shapere. It is interesting to note that the effective single-particle energy spectrum in such a model does not contain a static ground state, thus providing a loophole in the proof of time crystal non-existence by P. Bruno.

  3. Property:Event/Time | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExploration Jump to: navigation, searchEstimatedTimeMedian Jump to:Organizer JumpTime

  4. Short- and Long- Time Transport Structures in a Three Dimensional Time Dependent Flow

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    Chabreyrie, Rodolphe

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lagrangian transport structures for three-dimensional and time-dependent fluid flows are of great interest in numerous applications, particularly for geophysical or oceanic flows. In such flows, chaotic transport and mixing can play important environmental and ecological roles, for examples in pollution spills or plankton migration. In such flows, where simulations or observations are typically available only over a short time, understanding the difference between short-time and long-time transport structures is critical. In this paper, we use a set of classical (i.e. Poincar\\'e section, Lyapunov exponent) and alternative (i.e. finite time Lyapunov exponent, Lagrangian coherent structures) tools from dynamical systems theory that analyze chaotic transport both qualitatively and quantitatively. With this set of tools we are able to reveal, identify and highlight differences between short- and long-time transport structures inside a flow composed of a primary horizontal contra-rotating vortex chain, small later...

  5. Metastring Theory and Modular Space-time

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    Freidel, Laurent; Minic, Djordje

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    String theory is canonically accompanied with a space-time interpretation which determines S-matrix-like observables, and connects to the standard physics at low energies in the guise of local effective field theory. Recently, we have introduced a reformulation of string theory which does not rely on an {\\it a priori} space-time interpretation or a pre-assumption of locality. This \\hlt{metastring theory} is formulated in such a way that stringy symmetries (such as T-duality) are realized linearly. In this paper, we study metastring theory on a flat background and develop a variety of technical and interpretational ideas. These include a formulation of the moduli space of Lorentzian worldsheets, a careful study of the symplectic structure and consequently consistent closed and open boundary conditions, and the string spectrum and operator algebra. What emerges from these studies is a new quantum notion of space-time that we refer to as a quantum Lagrangian or equivalently a \\hlt{modular space-time}. This conce...

  6. Run-Time Library Routines Reference

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    California at San Diego, University of

    MDS Run-Time Library Routines Reference Manual February 1993 Software Version: MDS 5.2 VAX.S.A. The following are trademarks of Digitial Equipment Corporation: CDD DECnet VAX DATATRIEVE DECUS VAXcluster DEC MicroVAX VAX Information Architecture DEC/CMS MicroVMS VMS DEC/MMS Rdb/VMS VT IDL (Interactive Data

  7. SAMPLE: software for VAX FORTRAN execution timing

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    Lowe, L.H.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SAMPLE is a set of subroutines in use at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for collecting CPU timings of various FORTRAN program sections - usually individual subroutines. These measurements have been useful in making programs run faster. The presentation includes a description of the software and examples of its use. The software is available on the directory (SAMPLE) of the VAX SIG tape.

  8. Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005

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    Eto, Joe; Eto, Joe; Lesieutre, Bernard; Lewis, Nancy Jo; Parashar, Manu

    2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The increased need to manage California?s electricity grid in real time is a result of the ongoing transition from a system operated by vertically-integrated utilities serving native loads to one operated by an independent system operator supporting competitive energy markets. During this transition period, the traditional approach to reliability management -- construction of new transmission lines -- has not been pursued due to unresolved issues related to the financing and recovery of transmission project costs. In the absence of investments in new transmission infrastructure, the best strategy for managing reliability is to equip system operators with better real-time information about actual operating margins so that they can better understand and manage the risk of operating closer to the edge. A companion strategy is to address known deficiencies in offline modeling tools that are needed to ground the use of improved real-time tools. This project: (1) developed and conducted first-ever demonstrations of two prototype real-time software tools for voltage security assessment and phasor monitoring; and (2) prepared a scoping study on improving load and generator response models. Additional funding through two separate subsequent work authorizations has already been provided to build upon the work initiated in this project.

  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Scoping Study Report Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXG October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APG #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and was funded by the California Energy Commission's Public

  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Research Program Prepared By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability in this report. #12;#12;USER GUIDE Version 3 August 2005 Prepared by: for Consortium for Electric Reliability

  11. ccsd00001476, NEGATIVE ENERGIES AND TIME REVERSAL

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    kinetic energy, so-called phantom #12;elds, have recently been proposed [1] [2] [3] as new sources leadingccsd­00001476, version 6 ­ 31 Mar 2005 NEGATIVE ENERGIES AND TIME REVERSAL IN QUANTUM FIELD THEORY The theoretical and phenomenological status of negative energies is reviewed in Quantum Field Theory leading

  12. Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents?

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    Deen, Sophia 1988-

    2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours...

  13. Quantum mechanics and the direction of time

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    Hasegawa, H.; Petrosky, T. (Univ. of Texas, Austin (United States)); Prigogine, I. (Univ. of Texas, Austin (United States) International Solvay Inst. for Physics and Chemistry, Brussels (Belgium)); Tasaki, S. (International Solvay Inst. for Physics and Chemistry, Brussels (Belgium))

    1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent papers the authors have discussed the dynamical properties of large Poincare systems (LPS), that is, nonintegrable systems with a continuous spectrum (both classical and quantum). An interesting example of LPS is given by the Friedrichs model of field theory. As is well known, perturbation methods analytic in the coupling constant diverge because of resonant denominators. They show that this Poincare catastrophe can be eliminated by a natural time ordering of the dynamical states. They obtain then a dynamical theory which incorporates a privileged direction of time (and therefore the second law of thermodynamics). However, it is only in very simple situations that his time ordering can be performed in an extended Hilbert space. In general, they need to go to the Liouville space (superspace) and introduce a time ordering of dynamical states according to the number of particles involved in correlations. This leads then to a generalization of quantum mechanics in which the usual Heisenberg's eigenvalue problem is replaced by a complex eigenvalue problem in the Liouville space.

  14. PROTECTING INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS FROM REAL-TIME

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    Burmester, Mike

    be used to protect communications of an IEC61850-90-5-compliant substation automation system in an electricity grid. Also, it discusses the impact of run-time attacks on TC-compliant critical infrastructure The Stuxnet worm has demonstrated the effectiveness of cyber attacks on industrial facilities. The potentially

  15. Chapter 19 Subjunctive Conditionals And Time's Arrow

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    Fitelson, Branden

    the Arrow of Time Bennett's account of subjunctive conditionals is based on Lewis's. However explain temporal asymmetry, the difference between past and future. Although Bennett uses the blanket term if there is a chain of counter-factual dependencies of this sort which connects A and C. Bennett adds that for Lewis

  16. Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models

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    Roweis, Sam

    Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models & Linear Dynamical Systems Sam Roweis Gatsby Computational before. Discrete state: { Moore and Mealy machines (engineering) { stochastic #12;nite state automata (CS chain with stochastic measurements. Gauss-Markov process in a pancake. PSfrag replacements x 1 y 1 x 2 y

  17. Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models

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    Roweis, Sam

    Time Series Models: Hidden Markov Models & Linear Dynamical Systems Sam Roweis Gatsby Computational. Discrete state: { Moore and Mealy machines (engineering) { stochastic #12;nite state automata (CS with stochastic measurements. Gauss-Markov process in a pancake. PSfrag replacements x 1 y 1 x 2 y 2 x 3 y 3 x T y

  18. Protist Web Alert Memories of Times Past

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    Simpson, Larry

    Protist Web Alert Memories of Times Past The Euglenoid Project (http that the Euglenoids have always fascinated me and so did this site. Micro*scope Astrobiology Institute Web Site from reviewed this site in a previous Web Alert, but it has been revised and updated and so is worth another

  19. Causation, Regularities, and Time: Hume's Theory

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    Fitelson, Branden

    that there is more to causation than regularity, contiguity, and time order. Hume claims to clarify the content of our "ideas" (mental contents) and of the relations among them, and he does not clearly demarcate that nonlogical terms have meaning only if one can tell by observation whether they apply to things

  20. OF HEALTH CARE IN TURBULENT TIMES

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    Feschotte, Cedric

    FIXING THE FLOW OF HEALTH CARE IN TURBULENT TIMES INNOVATION REPORT 2014 #12;Since 2012, Algorithms facing health care today. We believe there's an unprecedented opportunity to invent a new vision for health care, and academic medicine is poised to lead the way. Algorithms for Innovations is designed