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Topics and Techniques in Forensic DNA Analysis  

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... Topics and Techniques for Forensic DNA Analysis NYC OCME Dept of Forensic Biology ... NIST Human Identity Project Leader (1999-present) ...

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Arabic texts analysis for topic modeling evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Significant progress has been made in information retrieval covering text semantic indexing and multilingual analysis. However, developments in Arabic information retrieval did not follow the extraordinary growth of Arabic usage in the Web during the ... Keywords: Arabic stemming, Classification, Linguistic analysis, Test collections, Topic model

Abderrezak Brahmi; Ahmed Ech-Cherif; Abdelkader Benyettou

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Latent Community Topic Analysis: Integration of Community Discovery with Topic Modeling  

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This article studies the problem of latent community topic analysis in text-associated graphs. With the development of social media, a lot of user-generated content is available with user networks. Along with rich information in networks, user graphs ... Keywords: Topic modeling, community discovery

Zhijun Yin; Liangliang Cao; Quanquan Gu; Jiawei Han

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BACKGROUND  

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

Emergency Medical Coordination Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory DOE/IG-0594 March 2003 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 March 3 1,2003 FROM: Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on Inspection of "Emergency Medical Coordination Memorandum of Agreement at Brookhaven National Laboratory" BACKGROUND Because of possible exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials and the potential for industrial accidents at Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the Department has established formalized agreements with local emergency medical providers. These arrangements are generally documented through memoranda of agreements (MOAs). These documents detail the m u

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Background  

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

Format for the one pager: Report Statement/Recommendation Format for the one pager: Report Statement/Recommendation Background Pros/Cons discussion We would like to see good drafts by noon. 3/30/01. 11 circulate them as soon as I get them in. Any questions, give me a call. 456-7874 Charlie ___ ___ _8171 DOE015-1514 Martin, Adrienne ^ From: Anderson, Margot / / Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 723 PM To: 'Andrew D. Lundquisltovp.eop.gov%intemet' Subject: RE: 1 spoke with Charlie and we got it fixed. Thanksl -Original Message- From: Andrew D. Lundquist@ovp.eop.gov%intemet Imailto:Andrew D. Lundquistovp.eop.gov] Sent: Thursday March 29, 2001 7:18 PM To: Anderson. Margot Cc: Kelliher, Joseph; Kolevar, Kevin; Charles M. Smthovp.egov%htemet; Juleanna FR GOovsWeovp.eop.gov%intemet 'kmurphyiosec.doc.gov%intemet 'dina.eisOdo.treas.gov%intemer;

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Background  

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

Patent Rights in the New Patent Rights in the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union for Inventions made by NIS institutes' employeess in the course of or under agreements entered into pursuant to the Fiscal Year 1994 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act (P.L. 103- 87). W(C) 94-001 Background The dissolution of the Soviet Union and the drastic reductions in defense spending by the NIS have created an extremely difficult situation for the scientists and engineers who are responsible for the former Soviet Union's defense technology base. It is estimated that there are several tens of thousands of such scientists and engineers; they possess critical technical knowledge about weapons of mass destruction and are underemployed and undercompensated, and consequently, could contribute to

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Background  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

explains the potential health hazards associated with air quality related to the removal and storage of explains the potential health hazards associated with air quality related to the removal and storage of mill tailings and other contaminated materials. Background From 1942 to 1960, uranium ore was processed at the Monticello mill in southeast Utah. When the mill was closed, approximately 2.3 million cubic yards of low-level radioactive mill tailings, contaminated soil, and other miscellaneous debris remained on the site. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction Projects Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Utah, is conducting the cleanup of the millsite and more than 400 area homes and businesses contaminated with mill tailings. The purpose of the cleanup is to minimize risks to the public and the

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Topic Area 2: Data Gathering and Analysis | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2: Data Gathering and Analysis 2: Data Gathering and Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Topic Area 2: Data Gathering and Analysis Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026 further results","default":"","geoservice":"google","zoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","forceshow":true,"showtitle":true,"hidenamespace":false,"template":false,"title":"","label":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"locations":[{"text":"

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Additional EIPC Study Analysis: Interim Report on High Priority Topics  

SciTech Connect

Between 2010 and 2012 the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) conducted a major long-term resource and transmission study of the Eastern Interconnection (EI). With guidance from a Stakeholder Steering Committee (SSC) that included representatives from the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) among others, the project was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 involved a long-term capacity expansion analysis that involved creation of eight major futures plus 72 sensitivities. Three scenarios were selected for more extensive transmission- focused evaluation in Phase 2. Five power flow analyses, nine production cost model runs (including six sensitivities), and three capital cost estimations were developed during this second phase. The results from Phase 1 and 2 provided a wealth of data that could be examined further to address energy-related questions. A list of 13 topics was developed for further analysis; this paper discusses the first five.

Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combining statistical data analysis techniques to extract topical keyword classes from corpora  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an unsupervised method for the generation from a textual corpus of sets of keywords, that is, words whose occurrences in a text are strongly connected with the presence of a given topic. Each of these classes is associated with one of the ... Keywords: Statistical Data Analysis, Topic Characterization, Topic Detection, Unsupervised Classification

Mathias Rossignol; Pascale Sébillot

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ProgramTopics Market analysis | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development Strategies Oil & Gas Smart Grid Solar U.S. OpenLabs...

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ProgramTopics Pathways analysis | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development Strategies Oil & Gas Smart Grid Solar U.S. OpenLabs...

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ProgramTopics Market Analysis | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development Strategies Oil & Gas Smart Grid Solar U.S. OpenLabs...

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Hourly analysis of a very large topically categorized web query log  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review a query log of hundreds of millions of queries that constitute the total query traffic for an entire week of a generalpurpose commercial web search service. Previously, query logs have been studied from a single, cumulative view. In contrast, our analysis shows changes in popularity and uniqueness of topically categorized queries across the hours of the day. We examine query traffic on an hourly basis by matching it against lists of queries that have been topically pre-categorized by human editors. This represents 13 % of the query traffic. We show that query traffic from particular topical categories differs both from the query stream as a whole and from other categories. This analysis provides valuable insight for improving retrieval effectiveness and efficiency. It is also relevant to the development of enhanced query disambiguation, routing, and caching algorithms.

Steven M. Beitzel; Eric C. Jensen; Abdur Chowdhury; David Grossman; Ophir Frieder

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of the Supplemental Model Reports Supporting the Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) has committed to a series of model reports documenting the methodology to be utilized in the Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report (YMP 2000). These model reports detail and provide validation of the methodology to be utilized for criticality analyses related to: (1) Waste form/waste package degradation; (2) Waste package isotopic inventory; (3) Criticality potential of degraded waste form/waste package configurations (effective neutron multiplication factor); (4) Probability of criticality (for each potential critical configuration as well as total event); and (5) Criticality consequences. This purpose of this summary report is to provide a status of the model reports and a schedule for their completion. This report also provides information relative to the model report content and validation. The model reports and their revisions are being generated as a result of: (1) Commitments made in the Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report (YMP 2000); (2) Open Items from the Safety Evaluation Report (Reamer 2000); (3) Key Technical Issue agreements made during DOE/U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Technical Exchange Meeting (Reamer and Williams 2000); and (4) NRC requests for additional information (Schlueter 2002).

D. A. Brownson

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Anchor shot detection with diverse style backgrounds based on spatial-temporal slice analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Anchor shot detection is a challenging and important task for news video analysis. This paper has put forward a novel anchor shot detection algorithm for the situations with dynamic studio background and multiple anchorpersons based on spatio-temporal ... Keywords: anchor shot detection, dynamic background, multiple anchorpersons, sequential clustering, spatio-temporal slice

Fuguang Zheng; Shijin Li; Hao Wu; Jun Feng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of collaborative writing processes using revision maps and probabilistic topic models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of cloud computing writing tools, such as Google Docs, by students to write collaboratively provides unprecedented data about the progress of writing. This data can be exploited to gain insights on how learners' collaborative activities, ideas ... Keywords: author-topic models, collaborative writing processes, probabilistic topic, visualisation

Vilaythong Southavilay; Kalina Yacef; Peter Reimann; Rafael A. Calvo

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic Exploration and Distillation for Web Search by a Similarity-Based Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topic distillation is the process of finding representative pages relevant to a given query. Well-known topic distillation approaches such as the HITS algorithm have shown to be useful in identifying high quality pages. In this paper, we attempt to revisit ...

Xiaoyu Wang; Zhiguo Lu; Aoying Zhou

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Table Ground Truth Generation and a Background-Analysis-Based Table Structure Extraction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we first describe an automatic table ground truth generation system which can efficiently generate a large amount of accurate table ground truth suitable for the development of table detection algorithms. Then a novel background-analysis-based, coarse-to-fine table identification algorithm and an X-Y cut table decomposition algorithm are described. We discuss an experimental protocol to evaluate the table detection algorithms. For a total of having vin table entities and a total cell entities, our table detection algorithm takes line, word segmentation results as input and obtains around cell correct detection rates.

Yalin Wang; Ihsin T. Phillips; Robert Haralick

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high spatial resolution analysis of the MAXIMA-1 cosmicmicrowave background anisotropy data  

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We extend the analysis of the MAXIMA-1 cosmic microwave background data to smaller angular scales. MAXIMA, a bolometric balloon-borne experiment, mapped a 124 deg(2) region of the sky with 10 minutes resolution at frequencies of 150, 240, and 410 GHz during its first flight. The original analysis, which covered the multipole range 36 less than or equal to l less than or equal to 785 using a 100 deg(2) map, is extended to l = 1235 using a subset of the data from three 150 GHz photometers in the fully cross-linked central 60 deg(2) of the map. The main improvement over the original analysis is the use of 3 minutes square pixels in the calculation of the map. The new analysis is consistent with the original for l<785. For l>785, where inflationary models predict a third acoustic peak, the new analysis shows power with an amplitude of 56 +/- 7 muK at l similar or equal to 850 in excess to the average power of 42 +/- 3 muK in the range 441

Lee, A.T.; Ade, P.; Balbi, A.; Bock, J.; Borrill, J.; Boscaleri,A.; de Bernardis, P.; Ferreira P.G.; Hanany, S.; Hristov, V.V.; Jaffe,A.H.; Mauskopf, P.D.; Netterfield, C.B.; Pascale, E.; Rabii, B.; Richards, P.L.; Smoot, G.F.; Stompor, R.; Winant, C.D.; Wu, J.H.P.

2001-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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LISA Measurement of Gravitational Wave Background Anisotropy: Hexadecapole Moment via a Correlation Analysis  

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We discuss spatial fluctuations in the gravitational wave background arising from unresolved Galactic binary sources, such as close white dwarf binaries, due to the fact the galactic binary source distribution is anisotropic. We introduce a correlation analysis of the two data streams of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to extract spherical harmonic coefficients, in an independent manner, of the hexadecapole moment ($l=4$) related to the projected two-dimensional density distribution of the binary source population. The proposed technique complements and improves over previous suggestions in the literature to measure the gravitational wave background anisotropy based on the time modulation of data as LISA orbits around the Sun. Such techniques, however, are restricted only to certain combinations of spherical harmonic coefficients of the galaxy with no ability to separate them individually. With LISA, $m=2,3$ and 4 coefficients of the hexadecapole ($l=4$) can be measured with signal-to-noise ratios at the level of 10 and above in a certain coordinate system. In addition to the hexadecapole coefficients, when combined with the time modulation analysis, the correlation study can also be used, in principle, to measure quadrupole coefficients of the binary distribution.

Naoki Seto; Asantha Cooray

2004-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Topical Committee  

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

In the interest of optimum technology transfer, the DOE Technical Standards Program (TSP) has set up a network of topical committees. These committees provide a forum for communication across the...

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Cosmic microwave background constraints on dark energy dynamics: analysis beyond the power spectrum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the distribution of the non-Gaussian signal induced by weak lensing on the primary total intensity cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies. Our study focuses on the three point statistics exploiting an harmonic analysis based on the CMB bispectrum. By considering the three multipoles as independent variables, we reveal a complex structure of peaks and valleys determined by the re-projection of the primordial acoustic oscillations through the lensing mechanism. We study the dependence of this system on the expansion rate at the epoch in which the weak lensing power injection is relevant, probing the dark energy equation of state at redshift corresponding to the equivalence with matter or higher ($w_\\infty$). We evaluate the impact of the bispectrum observable on the CMB capability of constraining the dark energy dynamics. We perform a maximum likelihood analysis by varying the dark energy abundance, the present equation of state $w_0$ and $w_\\infty$. We show that the projection degeneracy affecting a pure power spectrum analysis in total intensity is broken if the bispectrum is taken into account. For a Planck-like experiment, assuming nominal performance, no foregrounds or systematics, and fixing all the parameters except $w_0$, $w_\\infty$ and the dark energy abundance, a percent and ten percent precision measure of $w_0$ and $w_\\infty$ is achievable from CMB data only. These results indicate that the detection of the weak lensing signal by the forthcoming CMB probes may be relevant to gain insight into the dark energy dynamics at the onset of cosmic acceleration.

Fabio Giovi; Carlo Baccigalupi; Francesca Perrotta

2004-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A latent topic extracting method based on events in a document and its application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, several latent topic analysis methods such as LSI, pLSI, and LDA have been widely used for text analysis. However, those methods basically assign topics to words, but do not account for the events in a document. With this background, in this ...

Risa Kitajima; Ichiro Kobayashi

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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POLICY ANALYSIS OF PRODUCED WATER ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH IN-SITU THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES Topical Report  

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The authors would like to thank Michelle Kline for her assistance with mapping and GIS analysis. The authors would also like to thank Boyd Clayton, Deputy Utah State Engineer,

Robert Keiter; John Ruple; Heather Tanana; Doe Award; No. De-fe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hourly analysis of a very large topically categorized web query log  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We review a query log of hundreds of millions of queries that constitute the total query traffic for an entire week of a general-purpose commercial web search service. Previously, query logs have been studied from a single, cumulative view. In contrast, ... Keywords: query log analysis, web search

Steven M. Beitzel; Eric C. Jensen; Abdur Chowdhury; David Grossman; Ophir Frieder

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE SNAP-II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM. DYNAMIC ANALYSIS. TOPICAL REPORT NO. 3  

SciTech Connect

SNAP II is the designation for a nuclear auxiliary power unit, designed primarily for utilization in the WS117L satellite vehicle. The SNAP II system consists of a reactor heat source, a mercury Rankin engin, and an alternator. Dynamic analysis of the power conversion system was conducted utilizing a comprehensive analog computer simulation. Feasibility of a parasitic load control for numerous system disturbances was demonstrated. (auth)

Deibel, D.L.; Mrava, G.L.; Seldner, K.

1960-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine-Generator Topics for Power Plant Engineers: Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Signature Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electromagnetic signature analysis (EMSA) is the process used to evaluate the electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by abnormalities in almost any energized power plant equipment—from cable connections to broken rotor bars in a motor to the isolated phase bus and generator step-up transformer. EMSA will detect any defect that involves EMI, noise, arcing, corona, partial discharge, gap discharge, sparking or microsparking, or any combination of these.With EMSA, every signal ...

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic evaluation and market analysis for natural gas utilization. Topical report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the past decade, the U.S. has experienced a surplus gas supply. Future prospects are brightening because of increased estimates of the potential size of undiscovered gas reserves. At the same time, U.S. oil reserves and production have steadily declined, while oil imports have steadily increased. Reducing volume growth of crude oil imports was a key objective of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Natural gas could be an important alternative energy source to liquid products derived from crude oil to help meet market demand. The purpose of this study was to (1) analyze three energy markets to determine whether greater use could be made of natural gas or its derivatives and (2) determine whether those products could be provided on an economically competitive basis. The following three markets were targeted for possible increases in gas use: transportation fuels, power generation, and chemical feedstock. Gas-derived products that could potentially compete in these three markets were identified, and the economics of the processes for producing those products were evaluated. The processes considered covered the range from commercial to those in early stages of process development. The analysis also evaluated the use of both high-quality natural gas and lower-quality gases containing CO{sub 2} and N{sub 2} levels above normal pipeline quality standards.

Hackworth, J.H.; Koch, R.W.; Rezaiyan, A.J.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CE IGCC repowering project preliminary hazard analysis. Topical report, November 1, 1990--May 31, 1993  

SciTech Connect

A preliminary hazard analysis was conducted on the CE IGCC unit by representatives from ABB Lummus Crest Process Systems, Lummus Technical Division, Combustion Engineering, and Lummus Initial Operations. As a basis for the review, available technical data and documentation was used. Two areas of the unit were reviewed, the coal yard delivery system and the gasifier island. The coal yard consists of the coal delivery and handling systems, both of these systems are conventional. The gasifier island encompasses the coal pulverizer and feed system, gasifier and syngas cooler, char removal system, char recycle system, and high temperature sulfur removal system. With first of a kind equipment incorporated in the gasifier island, most of the concerns of potential hazards were centered here. At the time of the review, there were no process flow diagrams for the rest of the combined cycle. To prevent detaining the review of the gasifier island, the remaining areas were not reviewed at this time. However, the remaining areas will be reviewed before final unit design is completed. In reviewing the above mentioned systems, the PHA identified several hazards which will be the basis for a subsequent detailed Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study which will be performed at a later stage of this project. Results from the evaluation were documented by the team and then reviewed by engineers in the IGCC Product Development department. From the concerns of risks developed by the review team, rethinking of proposed operation and design of the plant during the preliminary design stages took place. (In doing so, cost and redesign time during final design phase will be reduced).

Peletz, L.J.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review and statistical analysis of micellar-polymer field test data: Topical report  

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A statistical analysis study has been made of 21 micellar-polymer field test projects to evaluate the significance of key parameters upon performance. In this study, the term micellar-polymer is used to describe surfactant recovery processes of which the most common are the water phase low tension and the soluble oil.The micellar slug is usually followed by a drive slug containing a polymer for mobility control. The data include 10 projects that were used in a previous study and 11 other documented projects which have been completed recently. The study indicates three significant correlations. The most important of these is the correlation showing that oil recovery is inversely related to the log of the reservoir connate water salinity. This suggests that prior flooding with a water near the design salinity or use of preflushes to adjust salinity and remove hardness have, at best, been only partially effective. Exxon was successful in their second Loudon pilot when using a specifically designed salt tolerant surfactant, with no preflush. The results of this study, coupled with the results of the Exxon second Loudon pilot, suggest that future research in micellar-polymer flooding should focus on the development of surfactants which can tolerate the connate water salinity and hardness in the reservoir. A second correlation showed that oil recovery increased as the pattern size was decreased. This is attributed to the higher frontal velocities and to the reduced tendency of slug breakdown in smaller patterns. Low oil cuts at the beginning of the micellar-polymer floods indicated that higher recovery efficiency could not be attributed to infill drilling. The third correlation showed the expected results that oil recovery is related to the quantity of surfactant used. This quantity is the product of the surfactant slug volume and the concentration of surfactant. 71 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Lowry, P.H.; Ferrell, H.H.; Dauben, D.L.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of background distributions of metals in the soil at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action Program (CAP), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Environmental Restoration Program conducted an evaluation of naturally occurring metals in soils at the facility. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide a basis for determining if soils at specific locations contained elevated concentrations of metals relative to ambient conditions. Ambient conditions (sometimes referred to as 'local background') are defined as concentrations of metals in the vicinity of a site, but which are unaffected by site-related activities (Cal-EPA 1997). Local background concentrations of 17 metals were initially estimated by LBNL using data from 498 soil samples collected from borings made during the construction of 71 groundwater monitoring wells (LBNL 1995). These concentration values were estimated using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA's) guidance that was available at that time (USEPA 1989). Since that time, many more soil samples were collected and analyzed for metals by the Environmental Restoration Program. In addition, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA) subsequently published a recommended approach for calculating background concentrations of metals at hazardous waste sites and permitted facilities (Cal-EPA 1997). This more recent approach differs from that recommended by the USEPA and used initially by LBNL (LBNL 2002). The purpose of the 2002 report was to apply the recommended Cal-EPA procedure to the expanded data set for metals that was available at LBNL. This revision to the 2002 report has been updated to include more rigorous tests of normality, revisions to the statistical methods used for some metals based on the results of the normality tests, and consideration of the depth-dependence of some sample results. As a result of these modifications, estimated background concentrations for some metals have been slightly revised from those presented in the original 2002 report. In cases where estimated background concentrations were reduced, site data were reviewed to assess whether significant changes to results of the RCRA CAP findings would result. This assessment indicated that no significant changes in RCRA CAP findings would result from the revisions.

Diamond, David; Baskin, David; Brown, Dennis; Lund, Loren; Najita, Julie; Javandel, Iraj

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: PPII - Topical Reports  

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

Topical Reports Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) Topical Reports Topical Report 26: Mercury Control Demonstration Projects - (February 2008) PDF-1.2MB This report...

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The photovoltaic market analysis program : background, model development, applications and extensions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to describe and motivate the market analysis program for photovoltaics that has developed over the last several years. The main objective of the program is to develop tools and procedures to ...

Lilien, Gary L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ANALYSIS OF SYSTEMATIC ERRORS IN INTERFEROMETRIC OBSERVATIONS OF THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND  

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We investigate the impact of instrumental systematic errors in interferometric measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature and polarization power spectra. We simulate interferometric CMB observations to generate mock visibilities and estimate power spectra using the statistically optimal maximum likelihood technique. We define a quadratic error measure to determine allowable levels of systematic error that does not induce power spectrum errors beyond a given tolerance. As an example, in this study we focus on differential pointing errors. The effects of other systematics can be simulated by this pipeline in a straightforward manner. We find that, in order to accurately recover the underlying B-modes for r = 0.01 at 28 < l < 384, Gaussian-distributed pointing errors must be controlled to 0. Degree-Sign 7 root mean square for an interferometer with an antenna configuration similar to QUBIC, in agreement with analytical estimates. Only the statistical uncertainty for 28 < l < 88 would be changed at {approx}10% level. With the same instrumental configuration, we find that the pointing errors would slightly bias the 2{sigma} upper limit of the tensor-to-scalar ratio r by {approx}10%. We also show that the impact of pointing errors on the TB and EB measurements is negligibly small.

Zhang Le; Timbie, Peter [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Karakci, Ata; Korotkov, Andrei; Tucker, Gregory S. [Department of Physics, Brown University, 182 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Sutter, Paul M.; Wandelt, Benjamin D. [Department of Physics, 1110 W Green Street, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Bunn, Emory F., E-mail: lzhang263@wisc.edu [Physics Department, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173 (United States)

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Ecosystem Analysis - Background : EDT the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Method.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume consists of eight separate reports. We present them as background to the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) methodology. They are a selection from publications, white papers, and presentations prepared over the past two years. Some of the papers are previously published, others are currently being prepared for publication. In the early to mid 1980`s the concern for failure of both natural and hatchery production of Columbia river salmon populations was widespread. The concept of supplementation was proposed as an alternative solution that would integrate artificial propagation with natural production. In response to the growing expectations placed upon the supplementation tool, a project called Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project (RASP) was initiated in 1990. The charge of RASP was to define supplementation and to develop guidelines for when, where and how it would be the appropriate solution to salmon enhancement in the Columbia basin. The RASP developed a definition of supplementation and a set of guidelines for planning salmon enhancement efforts which required consideration of all factors affecting salmon populations, including environmental, genetic, and ecological variables. The results of RASP led to a conclusion that salmon issues needed to be addressed in a manner that was consistent with an ecosystem approach. If the limitations and potentials of supplementation or any other management tool were to be fully understood it would have to be within the context of a broadly integrated approach - thus the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) method was born.

Mobrand, Lars E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bolivia Background  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

‹ Countries Bolivia Last Updated: August 23, 2012 Background The energy sector is of political and economic significance to Bolivia, which is a ...

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Utility load management and solar energy. Study background and preliminary market potential analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The large-scale use of electrically assisted solar heating and hot water (solar/electric HHW) systems can have a substantial effect on electric utilities. Under some conditions, peak loads may be increased causing electricity generation costs to rise. However, with appropriate control and thermal storage equipment tied to the HHW system, the timing of the delivery of electricity to the HHW system can be controlled so that it is accomplished during those times of the day when utility supply costs are lowest. In this study various load management schemes for these applications are being investigated to determine their effect on the cost of generating the back-up electric power and on the cost of the required control and storage system. Solar/electric HHW systems are compared to electric-only systems for several utilities and several HHW system designs. The issues underlying the study, the methods of investigation, and the results of the first phase of the study are described. In this phase a preliminary analysis of the maximum market potential for night-time precharge electric-only hot water systems in either utilities was conducted. This analysis indicated that if about 20 to 40 percent of the residential customers used these appliances in a load managed mode, the 10 PM--8 AM valley in the utility load curve would be filled. For combined electric heating and hot water, the corresponding fraction is 6 to 12 percent. It is estimated that in each case, roughly twice the number of residential customers could be accommodated in the valley if solar/electric systems were used instead.

Davitian, H; Bright, R N; Marcuse, W

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling sequential text with an adaptive topic model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topic models are increasingly being used for text analysis tasks, often times replacing earlier semantic techniques such as latent semantic analysis. In this paper, we develop a novel adaptive topic model with the ability to adapt topics from both the ...

Lan Du; Wray Buntine; Huidong Jin

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legal Background  

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Legal Background Legal Background Book 1 . . Project Rulison :.Contract: . . AEC, Austral Oil Company, and CER Geonuclear Corporation, . . . . , . . . . , . . February 1969 DISCLAIMER Portions of this document may be illegible in electronic image products. Images are produced from the best available original document. PROJECT RULISON CONTRACT NO. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA REPRESENTED BY THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION and THE DEPARTMENT. OF THE INTERIOR and AUSTRAL OIL COMPANY INCORPORATED and CER GEONUCLEAR CORPORATION Prepared by OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL NEVADA OPERATIONS OFFICE FEBRUARY 1969 This page intentionally left blank UNITED STATES ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION . NEVADA OPERATIONS OFFICE TABLE OF CONTENTS VII VIII XV XVI XVII SUBJECT - PAGE Definitions 2 Description of Project ~ulisdn 3

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VVSG Background  

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... new voting system development and implementation scenarios not contemplated by the ... Following a Requirements Analysis released in 1999, ...

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Program Program Organization Country Region Topic Sector Sector  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Program Organization Country Region Topic Sector Sector Program Organization Country Region Topic Sector Sector Albania Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies EC LEDS Albania Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies EC LEDS United States Agency for International Development USAID United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Department of Energy United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of State Albania Southern Asia Low emission development planning LEDS Energy Land Climate Algeria Clean Technology Fund CTF Algeria Clean Technology Fund CTF African Development Bank Asian Development Bank European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD Inter American Development Bank IDB World Bank Algeria South Eastern Asia Background analysis Finance Implementation

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A Graph Analytical Approach for Topic Detection  

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Topic detection with large and noisy data collections such as social media must address both scalability and accuracy challenges. KeyGraph is an efficient method that improves on current solutions by considering keyword cooccurrence. We show that KeyGraph ... Keywords: KeyGraph-based Topic Detection, Topic detection, community detection, network analysis

Hassan Sayyadi, Louiqa Raschid

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CMVRTC: Background  

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newsletters newsletters contacts tools latest news 12.05.2013 Next Quarterly meeting scheduled for February 19, 2014 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET). read more ... More information CMVRTC Showcase Events CMVRTC Poster Sessions Related Projects Heavy Truck Duty Cycle Medium Truck Duty Cycle Fuel Tax Evasion Other technical director For more information, please contact Gary Capps, Technical Director, at cappsgj@ornl.gov or (865) 946-1285. Background Introduction Vision cmvrtc poster Benefits Technology Transfer Introduction The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched the Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor (CMVRTC) on August 7, 2007, in partnership with the Tennessee Departments of Safety and Transportation, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the

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Topic: Product Data  

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Topic: Product Data. Event. Model-Based Enterprise Summit. TDP Standards Development Summit. Group. Life Cycle Engineering Group. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic: Wind Engineering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topic: Wind Engineering. Forty-Fourth Meeting of the UJNR Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects. NIST researchers collected ...

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics in Nuclear Structure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider work performed over the last decade on single-j-shell studies. We will discuss four topics.

Escuderos, Alberto

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background Story  

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Checking for Candidate Events Checking for Candidate Events The Tevatron produces millions of collisions each second at CDF and DZero. The detectors detect most but not all of these collisions. When a collision is detected, computers must decide if the event is an interesting one for the current study. (While this decision is being made, the detector cannot process another event. Also, the detector needs a little time to recover from one event before detecting another. That is why the detector cannot detect all the collisions. Physicists try to minimize this down time.) To decide if an event is interesting, computers perform a quick preliminary data analysis looking for certain characteristics. This is done in a series of tests. Only if the event passes these tests does it "trigger" the

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Property:DIA/Topic | Open Energy Information  

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Topic Topic Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics Property Type String Description Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values Environmental;Economic;Social Pages using the property "DIA/Topic" Showing 7 pages using this property. A Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool + Environmental + Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model + Environmental +, Economic + E Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model + Environmental +, Economic +, Social + Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) + Environmental + P Powering Health + Social + T Threshold 21 Model + Social + U UNEP-Bioenergy Decision Support Tool + Environmental +, Economic +, Social +

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Integrated Molecular Analysis Indicates Undetectable Change in DNA Damage in Mice after Continuous Irradiation at ~ 400-fold Natural Background Radiation  

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Background: In the event of a nuclear accident, people are exposed to elevated levels of continuous low dose-rate radiation. Nevertheless, most of the literature describes the biological effects of acute radiation.

Olipitz, Werner

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Advanced development of a pressurized ash agglomerating fluidized-bed coal gasification system: Topical report, Process analysis, FY 1983  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

KRW Energy Systems, Inc., is engaged in the continuing development of a pressurized, fluidized-bed gasification process at its Waltz Mill Site in Madison, Pennsylvania. The overall objective of the program is to demonstrate the viability of the KRW process for the environmentally-acceptable production of low- and medium-Btu fuel gas from a variety of fossilized carbonaceous feedstocks and industrial fuels. This report presents process analysis of the 24 ton-per-day Process Development Unit (PDU) operations and is a continuation of the process analysis work performed in 1980 and 1981. Included is work performed on PDU process data; gasification; char-ash separation; ash agglomeration; fines carryover, recycle, and consumption; deposit formation; materials; and environmental, health, and safety issues. 63 figs., 43 tabs.

None

1987-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal Topic Group Summary  

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

* Email information on Indian 101 course to Tribal Topic Group * Government panel at future TEC on impacts of broader hazmat transportation spectrum * Set up next conference...

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Topic: Service Life Prediction  

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Topic: Service Life Prediction. Event. 24th NIST Computer Modeling Workshop. ... Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Vision for the Future. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic analysis of low-pressure natural-gas-vehicle storage technology. Task 3 topical report, March 1989-April 1990  

SciTech Connect

The economic analysis concludes that, under the assumptions of the base case, a low pressure adsorbed natural gas (ANG) system for vehicle fuel storage is a viable and competitive alternative to compressed natural gas (CNG) storage systems. ANG systems offer the ability to reduce compressor capital and operating costs, and eliminate costs associated with periodic recertification of CNG storage cylinders. The only cost element to realize and increase due to ANG is the vehicle fuel storage apparatus. Specifically, the cost for purchasing adsorbent carbon becomes the most significant additional expenditure.

Biederman, R.T.; Blazek, C.F.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:ProgramTopics | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ProgramTopics ProgramTopics Jump to: navigation, search This is a page of String. Pages using the property "ProgramTopics" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 2 2008 Solar Technologies Market Report + Market analysis +, Resource assessment + 2010 Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada: Third Edition + Potentials & Scenarios + 2010 Solar Market Transformation Analysis and Tools + Market analysis +, Pathways analysis +, Technology characterizations + 2010 Vehicle Technologies Market Report + Deployment Data + A A Case for Climate Neutrality: Case Studies on Moving Towards a Low Carbon Economy + Implementation +, Low emission development planning + A Compendium of Utility-Sponsored Energy-Efficient Rebate Programs + Policy +, Deployment +, & Program Impact +

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Carbon-14 Background, Pathway, and Dose Calculation Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants: A Sourcebook for Accurate Carbon-14 Dose Calculations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) generate carbon-14 during operation, and release it in power plant effluents. This report explores the current state of carbon and carbon-14 science and understanding to identify and recommend any enhancements to carbon-14 dose calculation methodologies.BackgroundWhile the amount of carbon-14 released by NPPs is small compared to natural and other anthropogenic sources, it is important to accurately document it, along ...

2013-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic Group Participants  

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

Topic Group Report Topic Group Report Presented to: Transportation External Coordination Working Group April 5, 2005 Phoenix, Arizona Recent 180(c) Topic Group Activities Issue Papers 1. Funding Distribution Method 2. Allowable Activities 3. Definitions 4. Pass-Through Requirements 5. Contingency Plans 6. 180(c) Policy or Rulemaking 7. Timing and Eligibility* 8. Funding for Related Activities* 9. State Fees* 10. Funding Allocation Approach* 180(c) Policy & Procedures * Executive Summary * Draft Policy & Procedures * Draft Grant Application Pckg * Appendix *Papers 7-10 still under discussion Today's Discussion Items * Reviewed Topic Group member comments on a variety of issues * Key issues included: - Funding allocation and timing of grants - Planning grants - State fees/matching requirements - Related non-training activities

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Origins of the extragalactic background at 1mm from a combined analysis of the AzTEC and MAMBO data in GOODS-N  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a study of the cosmic infrared background, which is a measure of the dust obscured activity in all galaxies in the Universe. We venture to isolate the galaxies responsible for the background at 1mm; with spectroscopic and photometric redshifts we constrain the redshift distribution of these galaxies. We create a deep 1.16mm map (sigma ~ 0.5mJy) by combining the AzTEC 1.1mm and MAMBO 1.2mm datasets in GOODS-N. This combined map contains 41 secure detections, 13 of which are new. By averaging the 1.16mm flux densities of individually undetected galaxies with 24um flux densities > 25uJy, we resolve 31--45 per cent of the 1.16mm background. Repeating our analysis on the SCUBA 850um map, we resolve a higher percentage (40--64 per cent) of the 850um background. A majority of the background resolved (attributed to individual galaxies) at both wavelengths comes from galaxies at z > 1.3. If the ratio of the resolved submillimeter to millimeter background is applied to a reasonable scenario for the origins o...

Penner, Kyle; Chapin, Edward L; Greve, Thomas R; Bertoldi, Frank; Brodwin, Mark; Chary, Ranga-Ram; Conselice, Christopher J; Coppin, Kristen; Giavalisco, Mauro; Hughes, David H; Ivison, Rob J; Perera, Thushara; Scott, Douglas; Scott, Kimberly; Wilson, Grant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General Topics in Failure Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oct 19, 2011 ... Program Organizers: Andrew Spowage, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus; Tom Ackerson, IMR Metallurgical Services; Larry ...

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Tracking topic birth and death in LDA.  

SciTech Connect

Most topic modeling algorithms that address the evolution of documents over time use the same number of topics at all times. This obscures the common occurrence in the data where new subjects arise and old ones diminish or disappear entirely. We propose an algorithm to model the birth and death of topics within an LDA-like framework. The user selects an initial number of topics, after which new topics are created and retired without further supervision. Our approach also accommodates many of the acceleration and parallelization schemes developed in recent years for standard LDA. In recent years, topic modeling algorithms such as latent semantic analysis (LSA)[17], latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA)[10] and their descendants have offered a powerful way to explore and interrogate corpora far too large for any human to grasp without assistance. Using such algorithms we are able to search for similar documents, model and track the volume of topics over time, search for correlated topics or model them with a hierarchy. Most of these algorithms are intended for use with static corpora where the number of documents and the size of the vocabulary are known in advance. Moreover, almost all current topic modeling algorithms fix the number of topics as one of the input parameters and keep it fixed across the entire corpus. While this is appropriate for static corpora, it becomes a serious handicap when analyzing time-varying data sets where topics come and go as a matter of course. This is doubly true for online algorithms that may not have the option of revising earlier results in light of new data. To be sure, these algorithms will account for changing data one way or another, but without the ability to adapt to structural changes such as entirely new topics they may do so in counterintuitive ways.

Wilson, Andrew T.; Robinson, David Gerald

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIRIB: Physics Topics  

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Physics Topics Physics Topics Research Capitalizing on the strengths of nine collaborating research universities and the world-class equipment available at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University Radioactive Ion Beam (UNIRIB) consortium is conducting research at the forefront of nuclear physics. UNIRIB, a division of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), brings together researchers from around the world to study the short-lived, exotic nuclei that are involved in astrophysical processes. UNIRIB researchers participate in many of the nuclear physics experiments carried out at HRIBF. UNIRIB researchers are presently leading the following physics topics. To view these files, you will need the Adobe Reader, which is available free

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Security Topic Group  

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

Group Group Security and TEC * Tension exists between open forum concept of TEC and the ability of STG members to discuss security topics. - DOE will maintain the open forum - it will not form a subgroup of cleared members NAS Study * Some members want STG to formally recommend a fully independent review of security issues - DOE is reviewing the NAS study and has not formulated a position Security Topic Group (Continued) Classification Guide & Information Sharing Protocol * Guide is finished and undergoing internal concurrence - Slated for late September release * Protocol will be completed once the guide is issued Security-Related Lessons Learned * Lessons learned document was distributed and comments requested by the end of March Security Topic Group (Continued) SRG/CVSA Survey

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Topics in Modern Physics Sampler  

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Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book Sampler Ed Home - Sampler Index Download the revised Topics in Modern Physics Teacher Resource Book. This volume contains some but...

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Detecting research topics via the correlation between graphs and texts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we address the problem of detecting topics in large-scale linked document collections. Recently, topic detection has become a very active area of research due to its utility for information navigation, trend analysis, and high-level description ... Keywords: citation graphs, correlation of text and links, graph mining, probabilistic measure, topic detection

Yookyung Jo; Carl Lagoze; C. Lee Giles

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A,  

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

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning A description of the requirements for Topic A for all Interconnections under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - yDE-FOA-0000068.rtf Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation

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Muon Collider Backgrounds  

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then, further improvements to the final focus have reduced the backgrounds by about an order of magnitude. Although challenging, in many ways the predicted background levels are...

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TEC Working Group Background | Department of Energy  

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

Background Background TEC Working Group Background Through the TEC/WG, DOE interacted with representatives of organizations at the state, tribal, and local levels to obtain input for program needs assessment, development and management, and to enhance their capability to carry out transportation emergency preparedness and safety activities specifically related to radioactive materials shipments. TEC membership included representatives from national, state, tribal and local government organizations, labor, industry and professional groups. Members meet semiannually to participate in plenary sessions, breakout work sessions, and in more specialized Topic Groups. To learn more about the history and background of TEC, please see the following documents: TEC Charter TEC Work Plan

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TEC Working Group Background | Department of Energy  

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

TEC Working Group Background TEC Working Group Background TEC Working Group Background Through the TEC/WG, DOE interacted with representatives of organizations at the state, tribal, and local levels to obtain input for program needs assessment, development and management, and to enhance their capability to carry out transportation emergency preparedness and safety activities specifically related to radioactive materials shipments. TEC membership included representatives from national, state, tribal and local government organizations, labor, industry and professional groups. Members meet semiannually to participate in plenary sessions, breakout work sessions, and in more specialized Topic Groups. To learn more about the history and background of TEC, please see the following documents:

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Topic: Emergency Egress and Access  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topic: Emergency Egress and Access. Fire Research Seminar Series. NIST WTC Recommendations Are Basis for New Set of Revised Codes. ...

2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Entity-centric topic-oriented opinion summarization in twitter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microblogging services, such as Twitter, have become popular channels for people to express their opinions towards a broad range of topics. Twitter generates a huge volume of instant messages (i.e. tweets) carrying users' sentiments and attitudes every ... Keywords: #hashtag, Twitter, opinion summarization, sentiment analysis, topic analysis

Xinfan Meng; Furu Wei; Xiaohua Liu; Ming Zhou; Sujian Li; Houfeng Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Topic A Requirements _2_  

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

A Requirements A Requirements Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning Topic A awardees must fulfill the following requirements: 1. The work to be performed must cover the entire Interconnection. 2. Analyses and planning must be developed and performed in a transparent and collaborative manner, and the study processes must be open to participation by state and federal officials, representatives from independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs), utilities, and relevant stakeholder bodies or non-government organizations (NGO's), including appropriate entities in Canada and Mexico. Discuss approach to ensure consensus among stakeholders on key issues. 3. The awardee must establish a multi-constituency steering group that will provide

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EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards: Research Topics  

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Topics to someone by E-mail Share EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards: Research Topics on Facebook Tweet about EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards: Research Topics on Twitter Bookmark...

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Special Topics: Environmental Degradation: Visualizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hendrix Group - Materials & Corrosion Engineers. Corrosion photos, glossary,case studies, and topical reports, 0, 843, Cathy Rohrer, 10/12/2007 1:52 PM

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Special Topics: Environmental Degradation: Visualizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hendrix Group - Materials & Corrosion Engineers. Corrosion photos, glossary,case studies, and topical reports, 0, 826, Cathy Rohrer, 10/12/2007 1:52 PM

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Topics in Computer Algebra - CECM  

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Michael Monagan: Topics in Computer Algebra. ... Algorithms for Computer Algebra by Geddes, Czapor and Labahn Modern Computer Algebra by von zur ...

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Development of Generic Background  

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Kentucky Guidance for Ambient Background Assessment Kentucky Guidance for Ambient Background Assessment January 8, 2004 Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet Introduction This guidance document is intended to assist in comparing site data and background data for sites undergoing environmental assessment. These procedures provide a simplified statistical procedure for determining if the site data is part of the background population. It also provides generic statewide background values for inorganic chemicals that may be used in lieu of collecting site-specific background samples. The statistical procedures may be used for site- specific data or the generic statewide values in Tables 1 and 2. This guidance does not preclude other appropriate statistical comparisons from being made, but rather a simplified screening

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Consolidated Grant Topic Group |  

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

Consolidated Grant Topic Consolidated Grant Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Consolidated Grant Topic Group The Consolidated Grant Topic Group arose from recommendations provided by the TEC and other external parties to the DOE Senior Executive Transportation Forum in July 1998. It was proposed that the consolidation of multiple funding streams from numerous DOE sources into a single grant would provide a more equitable and efficient means of assistance to States and Tribes affected by DOE nuclear material shipments. The group serves as an important vehicle for DOE senior managers to assess and incorporate stakeholder input into the development of a consolidated funding vehicle for transportation activities, should DOE implement such a program. Some of the major issues under consideration by the Consolidated Grant

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NERSC Continues Tradition of Cosmic Microwave Background Data...  

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Tradition of Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis with the Planck Cluster NERSC Continues Tradition of Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis with the Planck...

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2003 Fall TOPICS 1  

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

SUMMARY of the SUMMARY of the Fall Meeting of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on Energy Statistics with the Energy Information Administration 1000 Independence Ave., SW. Washington, D.C. 20585 October 16 and 17, 2003 Thursday, October 09, 2003 Background: EIA's Strategic Plan and Performance Goals for 2003-2008 (Plenary Session): Session emphasis was on the action plan for Goal 1, the first of the three EIA Goals: Goal 1: EIA's information program is relevant, reliable and consistent with changing industry structures, and EIA's information products are high quality and timely. Goal 2: EIA's resource base is sufficient to accomplish its mission Goal 3: EIA employees rate EIA high in the areas of leadership management, and meaningful work; and they rate themselves high in motivation and

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A,  

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

A, A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning A description of the requirements for Topic A for all Interconnections under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic A, Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning More Documents & Publications Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Microsoft Word - yDE-FOA-0000068.rtf Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning

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Solar Hydrogen Conversion Background  

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Solar Hydrogen Conversion Background: The photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen has drawn properties In order to develop better materials for solar energy applications, in-depth photoelectrochemical simulated solar irradiance. Hydrogen production experiments are conducted in a sealed aluminum cell

Raftery, Dan

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Organic solvent topical report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides the basis for closing the organic solvent safety issue. Sufficient information is presented to conclude that risk posed by an organic solvent fire is within risk evaluation guidelines. This report updates information contained in Analysis of Consequences of Postulated Solvent Fires in Hanford Site Waste Tanks. WHC-SD-WM-CN-032. Rev. 0A (Cowley et al. 1996). However, this document will not replace Cowley et al (1996) as the primary reference for the Basis for Interim Operation (BIO) until the recently submitted BIO amendment (Hanson 1999) is approved by the US Department of Energy. This conclusion depends on the use of controls for preventing vehicle fuel fires and for limiting the use of flame cutting in areas where hot metal can fall on the waste surface.The required controls are given in the Tank Waste Remediation System Technical Safety Requirements (Noorani 1997b). This is a significant change from the conclusions presented in Revision 0 of this report. Revision 0 of this calcnote concluded that some organic solvent fire scenarios exceeded risk evaluation guidelines, even with controls imposed.

COWLEY, W.L.

1999-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Site background: Part 1, Soil background for nonradioactive analytes. Revision 1, Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Volume two contains the following appendices: Description of soil sampling sites; sampling narrative; raw data soil background; background data analysis; sitewide background soil sampling plan; and use of soil background data for the detection of contamination at waste management unit on the Hanford Site.

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1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE JOURNAL ON EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 1, ISSUE 2, SEPTEMBER 2011 1 Design and Performance Analysis of Supercapacitor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2011 1 Design and Performance Analysis of Supercapacitor Charging Circuits for Wireless Sensor Nodes of multiple supercapacitors to maximize charging efficiency and minimize voltage-dependent leakage irradiation of 300 W/m2, the boost-up operation of our system enables fully charging the supercapacitors

Shinozuka, Masanobu

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CFD analysis for the applicability of the natural convection shutdown heat removal test facility (NSTF) for the simulation of the VHTR RCCS. Topical report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Very High Temperature gas cooled reactor (VHTR) is one of the GEN IV reactor concepts that have been proposed for thermochemical hydrogen production and other process-heat applications like coal gasification. The USDOE has selected the VHTR for further research and development, aiming to demonstrate emissions-free electricity and hydrogen production at a future time. One of the major safety advantages of the VHTR is the potential for passive decay heat removal by natural circulation of air in a Reactor Cavity Cooling System (RCCS). The air-side of the RCCS is very similar to the Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System (RVACS) that has been proposed for the PRISM reactor design. The design and safety analysis of the RVACS have been based on extensive analytical and experimental work performed at ANL. The Natural Convective Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility (NSTF) at ANL that simulates at full scale the air-side of the RVACS was built to provide experimental support for the design and analysis of the PRISM RVACS system. The objective of this work is to demonstrate that the NSTF facility can be used to generate RCCS experimental data: to validate CFD and systems codes for the analysis of the RCCS; and to support the design and safety analysis of the RCCS.

Tzanos, C. P.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Unitarity and singular backgrounds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We compute the graviton Kaluza-Klein spectrum on a gravity-dilaton background with a naked singularity for all possible boundary conditions at the singularity which are consistent with unitary evolution. We apply methods from non-relativistic quantum mechanics with singular Schr\\"{o}dinger potentials. In general the spectrum contains a tachyon, a sign of instability. Only for a particular boundary condition at the singularity is the spectrum free of tachyons. In this case the lowest-lying graviton mode is massless. We argue that this result will also hold for other backgrounds with similar geometry near the curvature singularity. We complete our study with a brief discussion on radion perturbations and the Higgs mechanism on this singular background.

Nikos Brouzakis; Mariano Quiros

2013-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Local microwave background radiation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An inquiry on a possible local origin for the Microwave Background Radiation is made. Thermal MBR photons are contained in a system called {\\it magnetic bottle} which is due to Earth magnetic field and solar wind particles, mostly electrons. Observational tests are anticipated.

Domingos S. L. Soares

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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SATE 2010 Background  

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... categories (true quality); More detailed guidelines for analysis. Still, much can be improved… 14. Thanks. Romain Gaucher, Ram Sugasi; Aurelien ...

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Background and General Concepts  

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...T.C. Fowler, Value Analysis in Materials Selection and Design, Materials Selection and Design, Vol 20, ASM Handbook,

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Topical report : CFD analysis for the applicability of the natural convection shutdown heat removal test facility (NSTF) for the simulation of the VHTR RCCS.  

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The Very High Temperature gas cooled reactor (VHTR) is one of the GEN IV reactor concepts that have been proposed for thermochemical hydrogen production and other process-heat applications like coal gasification. The United States Department of Energy has selected the VHTR for further research and development, aiming to demonstrate emissions-free electricity and hydrogen production at a future time. One of the major safety advantages of the VHTR is the potential for passive decay heat removal by natural circulation of air in a Reactor Cavity Cooling System (RCCS). The air-side of the RCCS is very similar to the Reactor Vessel Auxiliary Cooling System (RVACS) that has been proposed for the PRISM reactor design. The design and safety analysis of the RVACS have been based on extensive analytical and experimental work performed at ANL. The Natural Convection Shutdown Heat Removal Test Facility (NSTF) at ANL that simulates at full scale the air-side of the RVACS was built to provide experimental support for the design and analysis of the PRISM RVACS system. The objective of this work is to demonstrate that the NSTF facility can be used to generate RCCS experimental data: to validate CFD and systems codes for the analysis of the RCCS; and to support the design and safety analysis of the RCCS. At this time no reference design is available for the NGNP. The General Atomics (GA) gas turbine - modular helium reactor (GT-MHR) has been used in many analyses as a starting reference design. In the GT-MHR the reactor outlet temperature is 850 C, while the target outlet reactor temperature in VHTR is 1000 C. VHTR scoping studies with a reactor outlet temperature of 1000 C have been performed at GA and INEL. Although the reactor outlet temperature in the VHTR is significantly higher than in the GT-MHR, the peak temperature in the reactor vessel (which is the heat source for the RCCS) is not drastically different. In this work, analyses have been performed using reactor vessel temperatures from the GT-MHR design, and the VHTR scoping studies. To demonstrate the applicability of the NSTF facility for full scale simulation of the RCCS the following approach was used. CFD analyses were performed of the RCCS and of its simulation at NSTF to demonstrate that: all significant fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena in the RCCS can be simulated at NSTF; and RCCS simulations at NSTF can cover the whole range of variation of the parameters describing these important phenomena in the RCCS. In CFD analyses, the simulation of turbulence is one of the most significant challenges. Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulence in large scale systems require excessive computational resources. The use of the Low-Re number k-{var_epsilon} model, which resolves the boundary layer, is computationally expensive in studies where many simulations have to be performed. In Ref. 2 it was shown that in the RCCS, heat transfer coefficient predictions of the high-Re number k-{var_epsilon} model are closer to those of the low-Re number model than those of heat transfer correlations. In this work, the standard high-Re number k-{var_epsilon} was used to simulate turbulence, and all analyses were performed with the CFD code STARCD.

Tzanos, C. P. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Other Topics | Department of Energy  

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Other Topics Other Topics Other Topics Are States required to provide a 1099 to individuals who receive State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebates? Can DOE provide suggested Privacy Act language for use in a universal WAP application form? Are weekly reports required for the SEP ARRA grant? Are there any regulations that prohibit using WAP, SEP, or EECBG funds to hire a person with a criminal record? How to keep track of Recovery Act and Non-Recovery Act funding on One Contract DOE position on potential patent infringement Reporting of funds drawn down to capitalize a revolving loan fund or loan loss reserve For purposes of Section 410 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), what are the relevant versions of the referenced building energy codes? Can a grantee request a waiver for a replacement refrigerator that

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Magnesium: Digital Resource Center Text Topic - TMS  

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Feb 12, 2007 ... Print this topic. Topic Title WEB RESOURCE: MIL-HDBK-5H: Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives  

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The following Topic Groups are no longer active; however, related documents and notes for these archived Topic Groups are available through the following links:

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Topical report on release scenario analysis of long-term management of high-level defense waste at the Hanford Site  

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Potential release scenarios for the defense high-level waste (HLW) on the Hanford Site are presented. Presented in this report are the three components necessary for evaluating the various alternatives under consideration for long-term management of Hanford defense HLW: identification of scenarios and events which might directly or indirectly disrupt radionuclide containment barriers; geotransport calculations of waste migration through the site media; and consequence (dose) analyses based on groundwater and air pathways calculations. The scenarios described in this report provide the necessary parameters for radionuclide transport and consequence analysis. Scenarios are categorized as either bounding or nonbounding. Bounding scenarios consider worst case or what if situations where an actual and significant release of waste material to the environment would happen if the scenario were to occur. Bounding scenarios include both near-term and long-term scenarios. Near-term scenarios are events which occur at 100 years from 1990. Long term scenarios are potential events considered to occur at 1000 and 10,000 years from 1990. Nonbounding scenarios consider events which result in insignificant releases or no release at all to the environment. Three release mechanisms are described in this report: (1) direct exposure of waste to the biosphere by a defined sequence of events (scenario) such as human intrusion by drilling; (2) radionuclides contacting an unconfined aquifer through downward percolation of groundwater or a rising water table; and (3) cataclysmic or explosive release of radionuclides by such mechanisms as meteorite impact, fire and explosion, criticality, or seismic events. Scenarios in this report present ways in which these release mechanisms could occur at a waste management facility. The scenarios are applied to the two in-tank waste management alternatives: in-situ disposal and continued present action.

Wallace, R.W.; Landstrom, D.K.; Blair, S.C.; Howes, B.W.; Robkin, M.A.; Benson, G.L.; Reisenauer, A.E.; Walters, W.H.; Zimmerman, M.G.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Assessment Guide (TAG) - Generation Capacity Addition Topics: 2013  

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The Generation Capacity Addition Topics report was first published in 2012 and discussed the challenges facing the power industry with regard to capacity addition. This report is intended to be a companion report to the Technical Assessment Guide (TAG®) – Power Generation and Technology Options report (Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI] report 3002001434).BackgroundTAG is widely considered the industry standard and has been ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic modeling on historical newspapers  

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In this paper, we explore the task of automatic text processing applied to collections of historical newspapers, with the aim of assisting historical research. In particular, in this first stage of our project, we experiment with the use of topical models ...

Tze-I Yang; Andrew J. Torget; Rada Mihalcea

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Technical Standards Program: Topical Committees  

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Topical Committee Topical Committee Office of Nuclear Safety Internet Linkage for TSP Topical Committees In the interest of optimum technology transfer, the DOE Technical Standards Program (TSP) has set up a network of topical committees. These committees provide a forum for communication across the DOE complex on technical standards related activities. If you would like information about a specific topical committee, or wish to join one of the groups, we've provided a roster of TSP Topical Committees and corresponding Topical Committee Chairpersons. Expectations of DOE Topical Committees The March 9, 1998 memorandum (provided here in web page format) from Rick Serbu, Technical Standards Program (TSP) Manager, EH-31, to J. Robert Wayland, Metrology Topical Committee Secretary, Sandia National Laboratories, discusses general TSP expectations of DOE topical standards committees. This memorandum should be reviewed by all DOE/contractor personnel involved in topical committee activities.

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Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis & Interpretation  

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... Note higher RFU values due to salt reduction with spin columns ... 2 degree shift in temperature of the heat plate can ... Vial caps will transfer low levels ...

2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis  

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... QIAGEN MiniElute reduces salt levels in ... has a big effect (A 1-2 degree shift in temperature of the heat plate can ... Vial caps will transfer low levels ...

2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics and Techniques in Forensic DNA Analysis  

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... Applied Genetics NIST Human Identity Project Teams within the Applied Genetics Group ... NYC OCME Forensic Biology Continuing Education ...

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics and Techniques in Forensic DNA Analysis  

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... Kit Testing Role of the NIST Human Identity Project Team STRBase website ... Page 9. NYC OCME Forensic Biology Continuing Education ...

2012-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis & Interpretation  

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... Experience • University of Virginia/FBI Laboratory (1992-1995) – Work ... Most forensic DNA laboratories follow PCR ... for the polymer) • If a lab is not ...

2011-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis  

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... S'1 S1 energy ... The Copenhagen Forensic Genetic Summer School ... 2. ~50% of total polymer remains in the pouch after “consumption” 3. Expiration ...

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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SKI Perspective Background  

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Assessments of the source term for Swedish nuclear power reactors are based on calculations made by means of the severe accident analysis code MAAP. This code was developed for the US nuclear industry. MELCOR is another code for severe accident analysis, developed by Sandia National Laboratories for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Both MAAP and MELCOR are integrated codes that simulate the whole course of events in a severe accident from the initiating event to the source term, i. e. radioactive releases to the environment. In Sweden, MELCOR has mostly been employed in some International Standard Problems (ISPs). In consequence of plans to increase the power in Oskarshamn 3 there is demand for a MELCOR model that can be used for independent analyses of specific limiting transients and accidents. Objective The objective was to obtain an executable and complete input model for the Oskarshamn 3 that meets standard requirements for MELCOR 1.8.5. The input should work in steady-state calculations as well as in tentative accident cases. The intention was also to carry out calculations with the MELCOR model of certain accident sequences for comparison with results from earlier MAAP4 calculations. This work will be reported separately. Results An input model has been prepared for the Oskarshamn 3 rector. Demonstrations calculations, at current nominal operating conditions in Oskarshamn 3 for 3300 MW thermal power, were performed for three cases: (1) initial, steady-state conditions, (2) total loss of AC power and (3) large steam line LOCA. The results are presented in the report.

Lars Nilsson; Lars Nilsson

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:DIA/Topic/Economic | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Economic Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Economic Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values General;Gross Domestic Product;Energy Security;Sectoral Employment;Sectoral Outputs Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Economic" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model + General +, Gross Domestic Product +, Sectoral Outputs +, ... Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) + General +, Gross Domestic Product + C CDM Sustainable Development Tool + General +

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Topic B Awardee: Western Governors' Association | Department of Energy  

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

Western Governors' Association Western Governors' Association Topic B Awardee: Western Governors' Association For the Topic A input requirements of the award, the states and provinces in the Western Interconnection have formed a new committee -- the State and Provincial Steering Committee -- to provide input in regional transmission planning and analysis in the interconnection. The Committee will consist of representatives from each state and province in the Western Interconnection. Pending formal announcement, the Committee is preparing to carry out the Topic A input tasks as outlined in Topic B of the U.S. Department of Energy transmission funding opportunity announcement issued in June 2009. A preliminary meeting of the Steering Committee was held in Tempe, AZ on November 6, 2009.

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Property:DIA/Topic/Social | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Social Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Social Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values General;Education;Energy Access;Gender;Public Health Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Social" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Guide + General + C CDM Sustainable Development Tool + General +, Public Health + Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model + Public Health + E E3MG + Public Health + Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model + Public Health +

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Electricity Advisory Committee Potential Study Topics Requested by  

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Potential Study Topics Requested by Potential Study Topics Requested by U.S. Department of Energy As of 2-10-11 Note: DOE invites the EAC to discuss, for each of the topics listed below, whether it should undertake a detailed analysis of the subject, or whether it should limit itself to providing recommendations to DOE about how the topic should be framed and analyzed by the national laboratories or other parties. 1. Long-Term Funding for Electric Infrastructure Analytic and Planning Capabilities. Using funds provided by the 2009 Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded the establishment of interconnection-level capabilities to address long-term analytic and planning challenges. DOE also believes that given the likelihood of ongoing fundamental change in the electricity sector, the strategic

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Property:DIA/Topic/Environmental | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:DIA/Topic/Environmental Jump to: navigation, search Property Name DIA/Topics/Environmental Property Type String Description Sub-property for DIA/Topic Development Impacts Assessment Toolkit property to help filter pages Used in Form/Template Tool Allows Values All;Air;Biodiversity;Climate Resilience;Greenhouse Gases;Water Pages using the property "DIA/Topic/Environmental" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool + Air +, Greenhouse Gases +, All + Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model + Greenhouse Gases +, All + Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) + Greenhouse Gases +, All +

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Environment - Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy ...  

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Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

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Electricity - Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy ...  

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Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

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Indonesia - Analysis - U.S. Energy Information ...  

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Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

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Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy Information ...  

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Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

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TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Lighting: Residential...  

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Lighting: Residential and Commercial Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Lighting: Residential and Commercial Requirements Residential Lighting Requirements The 2009 International Energy...

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Text segmentation: A topic modeling perspective  

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In this paper, the task of text segmentation is approached from a topic modeling perspective. We investigate the use of two unsupervised topic models, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) and multinomial mixture (MM), to segment a text into semantically ... Keywords: Dynamic programming, Latent Dirichlet allocation, Semantic information, Text segmentation, Topic modeling

Hemant Misra; François Yvon; Olivier Cappé; Joemon Jose

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Topics and Data Reports  

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

Commercial Buildings Web Site. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Energy Information Administration Home Page Commercial Buildings Web Site. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Energy Information Administration Home Page Home > >Commercial Buildings Home > Special Topics and Data Reports Return to: CBECS Home Page 2003 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format) 1999 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format) 1995 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics, Energy Consumption, and Expenditures (HTML format) Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format) Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (PDF format, 735 KB) Yellow Arrow Energy Consumption and Expenditures (HTML format) 1992 Data Reports: Yellow Arrow Commercial Buildings Characteristics (HTML format)

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Paducah Background Factsheet | Department of Energy  

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Background Factsheet Paducah Background Factsheet Background Fact Sheet Transfer of Depleted Uranium and Subsequent Transactions, May 15, 2012 Paducah Background...

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Background  

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Web-based Tool for Converting Carbon Dioxide Isotope Measurements into Standardized delta–13–C and delta–18–O Values. ...

2013-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Background  

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Cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels are members of the superfamily of pore loop cation channels that are activated by the binding of cGMP or cAMP. The channels are important cellular switches which transduce changes in intracellular levels of cyclic nucleotides into changes of the membrane potential and the Ca 2+ concentration. CNG channels play a central role in the signal transduction pathways of vision and olfaction. We have studied the physiological significance of a particular member of the CNG channel family, CNGB1. The two splicing variants of CNGB1, termed CNGB1a and CNGB1b, assemble with CNGA1 and CNGA2/4 to form the native tetrameric CNG channels of rod photoreceptors and olfactory neurons, respectively. retinitis pigmentosa [1]. Using a combination of electrophysiologcal

Martin Biel; Stylianos Michalakis; Xiangang Zong; Elvir Becirovic

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background  

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BOOK: The Superalloys: Fundamentals and Applications R. C. Reed, Cambridge ... New Messages, Rating, WEB RESOURCE: Handbook of Materials Selection

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Background:  

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Recommended Browsers for iSupplier Portal Recommended Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser Settings (MSIE) Recommended Firefox Browser Settings Recommended...

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Background  

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the International City/County Management Association (IChz4). PTI’s mission is to bring technology to local governments. Through collective research and development efforts in its member jurisdictions, PTI creates and adrances technology-based products, services, and enterprises for all cities and counties. Four active task forces, each composed of members of PTI’s Urban Consortium WC)-which represents fifty of the nation’s largest and most progressive cities and urban counties--drive PTI’s research and commercialization efforts. One of these task forces is the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force (UCETF), which was established to address critical energy needs of urban America.

D Emonstration; Economic; A Nalysis Of; U Rban; C Onsortium

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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background  

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... the environment, and methodologies for tracing life-cycle costs to a ... Global investments in sustainable energy (including wind, solar, and ...

124

BACKGROUND  

Usually results in lowered chemical durability as measured ... F or more inf rmation about the science you see here, please contact: John McCloy, Ph.D.

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BACKGROUND  

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... Fax: 301/670-9884. Email: dominique@aeptec.com. John Dunfield. Microvision, Inc. 2203 Airport Way S., Ste. 100. Seattle, WA 98134 USA. ...

1999-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Background  

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

Patent Rights in the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union for Inventions made by NIS institutes' employeess in the course of or under agreements entered into...

127

Using `core documents' for detecting and labelling new emerging topics  

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The notion of `core documents', first introduced in the context of co-citation analysis and later re-introduced for bibliographic coupling and extended to hybrid approaches, refers to the representation of the core of a document set according to given ... Keywords: Bibliographic coupling, Core documents, Emerging topics, Hybrid clustering, Text mining

Wolfgang Glänzel; Bart Thijs

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Energy Outlook - Special Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

A A Energy Information Administration Forecast Channel. If having trouble viewing this page, contact the National Energy Informaiton Center at (202) 586-8800. Return to Energy Information Administration Home Page Home > Environment> International Energy Outlook> Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2004 Converting Gross Domestic Product for Different Countries to U.S. Dollars: Market Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity Rates The world energy forecasts in IEO2004 are based primarily on projections of GDP for different countries and regions, which for purposes of comparison are expressed in 1997 U.S. dollars. First, GDP projections are prepared for the individual countries in terms of their own national currencies and 1997 prices of goods and services. Then, the projections are converted to 1997 U.S. dollars by applying average 1997 foreign exchange rates between the various national currencies and the dollar. The resulting projections of real GDP are thus based on national 1997 prices in each country and the 1997 market exchange rate (MER) for each currency against the U.S. dollar.

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MAR Background Report MAR Background Report: Indigenous Protest in Brazil  

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MAR Background Report MAR Background Report: Indigenous Protest in Brazil Hundreds of indigenous people demonstrated at the National Congress in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, following the announcement in the 1990s in the midst of extensive protests in Brazil and around the world. On February 8, an indigenous

Milchberg, Howard

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Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules...  

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

Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules Topic Index to the DOE Administrative...

131

Background on Quantum Key Distribution  

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... Background on Quantum Key Distribution. ... If someone, referred to by cryptographers as Eve, tries to eavesdrop on the transmission, she will not ...

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

132

Angola Background - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

‹ Countries Angola Last Updated: January 3, 2013 (Notes) Revised: January 8, 2013 (revision) full report Background Angola is the second-largest oil producer in Sub ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training |  

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

Training - Medical Training Training - Medical Training TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training The TEC Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group was formed to address the training issues for emergency responders in the event of a radioactive material transportation incident. The Topic Group first met in 1996 to assist DOE in developing an approach to address radiological emergency response training needs and to avoid redundancy of existing training materials. The group worked with the Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) to review existing training material to determine its applicability, developed a front-end analysis describing an approach, and developed the Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT). In 1998, the Medical Training Issues

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Breakout Items Action Items Fixed Price Contracting Topic Group Summaries  

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

Albuquerque Meeting - July 1997 Albuquerque Meeting - July 1997 Breakout Items Action Items Fixed Price Contracting Topic Group Summaries TOPIC GROUP SUMMARIES Routing * Group reviewed and approved fourth draft of working paper "Routing Issues Related to U.S. Department of Energy Radioactive Materials Transportation: Discussion and Analysis" * Group submitted working paper and draft list of "Stakeholder Recommendations" to TEC/WG and DOE Group reached consensus on three major routing-related issues: * DOE should develop standardized, cooperative approach to route selection * DOE needs to involve all stakeholders * DOE should submit final version of Group's working paper to other federal entities Future topics for consideration: * routing issues relevant to tribal entities and local jurisdictions

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Regulatory cross-cutting topics for fuel cycle facilities.  

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This report overviews crosscutting regulatory topics for nuclear fuel cycle facilities for use in the Fuel Cycle Research&Development Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation and Screening study. In particular, the regulatory infrastructure and analysis capability is assessed for the following topical areas:Fire Regulations (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and/or International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fire regulations to advance fuel cycle facilities)Consequence Assessment (i.e., how applicable are current radionuclide transportation tools to support risk-informed regulations and Level 2 and/or 3 PRA) While not addressed in detail, the following regulatory topic is also discussed:Integrated Security, Safeguard and Safety Requirement (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations to future fuel cycle facilities which will likely be required to balance the sometimes conflicting Material Accountability, Security, and Safety requirements.)

Denman, Matthew R.; Brown, Jason; Goldmann, Andrew Scott; Louie, David

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic A" Awardee: Western Electricity Coordinating Council |...  

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A" Awardee: Western Electricity Coordinating Council Topic A" Awardee: Western Electricity Coordinating Council Regional Transmission Expansion Planning (RTEP) The America Recovery...

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Special Topics: Environmental Degradation: Web resources  

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The Hendrix Group - Materials & Corrosion Engineers. Corrosion photos, glossary,case studies, and topical reports, 0, 802, Cathy Rohrer, 10/12/2007 1:54 PM

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Collaboration Topics - Meshing | National Nuclear Security Administrat...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

& Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional R&D Programs > NNSACEA Cooperation in Computer Science > Collaboration Topics - Meshing...

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Collaboration Topics - Visualization | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Collaboration Topics - Visualization Home > About Us > Our...

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Collaboration Topics - System Software | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Collaboration Topics - System Software Home > About Us > Our...

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic...  

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State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency...

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Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic...  

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

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection...

143

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Security  

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The Security Topic group is comprised of regulators, law enforcement officials, labor and industry representatives and other subject matter experts concerned with secure transport of spent nuclear...

144

Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Concept Topics  

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Concept Topics An Introduction to Risk, Tribal Roles, and Support Policies in the Renewable Energy Project Development Process Course Outline What we will cover... About the...

145

Nuclear & Uranium - Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

146

Markets & Finance - Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

147

Natural Gas - Analysis & Projections - U.S. Energy ...  

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Analysis & Projections. Monthly and yearly energy forecasts, analysis of energy topics, financial analysis, Congressional reports. Markets & ...

148

SSHLDA: a semi-supervised hierarchical topic model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Supervised hierarchical topic modeling and unsupervised hierarchical topic modeling are usually used to obtain hierarchical topics, such as hLLDA and hLDA. Supervised hierarchical topic modeling makes heavy use of the information from observed hierarchical ...

Xian-Ling Mao; Zhao-Yan Ming; Tat-Seng Chua; Si Li; Hongfei Yan; Xiaoming Li

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31,...

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Topic relatedness in evaluative information extraction  

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The task of extracting opinions/evaluations related to a given topic from a large number of documents such as Web documents is crucial for developing an automatic evaluation finding system, which can handle a wide variety of topics as input. In this ...

Takuya Kawada; Tetsuji Nakagawa; Kentaro Inui; Sadao Kurohashi

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Digital Resource Center Text Topic - TMS  

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Feb 15, 2007 ... Print this topic. Topic Title Article and Instructional Tutorial: An integrated framework for multi-scale materials simulation and design ... A detailed example is provided for the Al-Cu binary system. CITATION: Z.-K. Liu, L.-Q. Chen ...

152

Topical web crawlers: Evaluating adaptive algorithms  

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Topical crawlers are increasingly seen as a way to address the scalability limitations of universal search engines, by distributing the crawling process across users, queries, or even client computers. The context available to such crawlers can guide ... Keywords: Efficiency, evaluation, evolution, exploitation, exploration, reinforcement learning, topical crawlers

Filippo Menczer; Gautam Pant; Padmini Srinivasan

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Materials for Nuclear Power: Digital Resource Center Text Topic  

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Feb 19, 2007 ... Print this topic. Topic Title WEB RESOURCE: Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, Materials Science Program ...

154

Analyzing entities and topics in news articles using statistical topic models  

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Statistical language models can learn relationships between topics discussed in a document collection and persons, organizations and places mentioned in each document. We present a novel combination of statistical topic models and named-entity recognizers ...

David Newman; Chaitanya Chemudugunta; Padhraic Smyth; Mark Steyvers

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

TASK PLAN: Tribal Issues Topic Group  

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Task Plan 1 Tribal Issues Topic Group 7/12/00 Task Plan 1 Tribal Issues Topic Group 7/12/00 Task Plan 1 Page 1 Status: Active DOE Lead: National Transportation Program (NTP-AL; Judith Holm @ 505-845-4767) Start Date: January 1998 End Date: TBD Subject: TEC Topic Group - Tribal Issues rpose: To address issues such as: (1) HM-164 as it relates to Tribes; (2) to complete the Tribal column of the Rail Topic Group Regulatory Matrix; (3) to determine Tribal authority to stop and inspect shipments of radioactive materials; (4) to provide tribal pre-notification of DOE spent fuel shipments consistent with DOE policy and to provide continuous satellite-based tracking and monitoring capability to Tribes; (5) and to address Tribal involvement in transportation planning, training, and funding. The Topic Group

156

Strange Metallic Behavior in Anisotropic Background  

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We continue our analysis on conductivity in the anisotropic background by employing the D-brane probe technique, where the D-branes play the role of charge carriers. The DC and AC conductivity for massless charge carriers are obtained analytically, while interesting curves for the AC conductivity are also plotted. For massive charge carriers, we calculate the DC and AC conductivities in the dilute limit and we fix the parameters in the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory so that the background exhibits the same scaling behaviors as those for real-world strange metals. The DC conductivity at finite density is also computed.

Lee, Bum-Hoon; Park, Chanyong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Strange Metallic Behavior in Anisotropic Background  

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We continue our analysis on conductivity in the anisotropic background by employing the D-brane probe technique, where the D-branes play the role of charge carriers. The DC and AC conductivity for massless charge carriers are obtained analytically, while interesting curves for the AC conductivity are also plotted. For massive charge carriers, we calculate the DC and AC conductivities in the dilute limit and we fix the parameters in the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory so that the background exhibits the same scaling behaviors as those for real-world strange metals. The DC conductivity at finite density is also computed.

Bum-Hoon Lee; Da-Wei Pang; Chanyong Park

2010-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

158

Low background techniques in XMASS  

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The XMASS project aims to detect pp and {sup 7}Be solar neutrinos, neutrino-less double beta decay, and dark matter searches using ultra-pure liquid xenon. The first stage of XMASS project is concentrated on dark matter searches using 800 kg liquid xenon detector which requires low background and low threshold. Several techniques applied to XMASS detector for low background will be presented.

Takeda, Atsushi [Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, University of Tokyo, 456 Higashi-Mozumi, Kamioka-cho, Hida, Gifu, 506-1205 (Japan)

2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

159

LDA-Based topic modeling in labeling blog posts with wikipedia entries  

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Given a search query, most existing search engines simply return a ranked list of search results. However, it is often the case that those search result documents consist of a mixture of documents that are closely related to various contents. In order ... Keywords: LDA, blog, topic analysis, topic model, wikipedia

Daisuke Yokomoto; Kensaku Makita; Hiroko Suzuki; Daichi Koike; Takehito Utsuro; Yasuhide Kawada; Tomohiro Fukuhara

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Twitter and the development of an audience: those who stay on topic thrive!  

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Although economists have long recognized the importance of a critical mass in growing a community, we know little about how it is achieved. This paper examines how initial topical focus influences communities' ability to attract a critical mass. When ... Keywords: community startup, critical mass, natural language analysis, online communities, social networking sites, topical focus

Yi-Chia Wang; Robert Kraut

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic  

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Summaries Rail Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31, 2006 July 27, 2006 June 8, 2006 April 20, 2006 March 9, 2006 January 26, 2006 November 9, 2005 September 15, 2005 April 28, 2005 March 24, 2005 February 24, 2005 January 27, 2005 December 16, 2004 October 28, 2004 May 17, 2004 June 2, 2003 June 26, 2002 March 26, 1999 November 13, 1998 Meeting October 6, 1998 Meeting September 11, 1998 Meeting June 22, 1998 Meeting May 27, 1998 Meeting November 3, 1997 Meeting September 18, 1997 Meeting More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

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Research topics related to ESI | OpenEI Community  

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Research topics related to ESI Research topics related to ESI Home > Groups > Energy Systems Integration Qinsun's picture Submitted by Qinsun(35) Member 15 November, 2012 - 13:55 ESI MarketsIncentives · Modeling and optimization of multiple energy carriers [2-6] · Renewable generation [3, 7] · Impact of PHEV [8, 9] · Multiple generations (Distributed) (cogeneration; trigeneration) [10-15] · Environmental impact[15-17] · Storage[4] · National Energy System[18] · Cost analysis[19] · Market analysis (supply and demand)[15, 20, 21] · Grid impact [22] · Reliability[23] · Finance[24] · Microgrids · Integration within the power system (DERs) (demand response and storage by Ookie) · Value of energy storage in reserve(Drury, E.; Denholm, P.;

163

Foreign Energy Company Competitiveness: Background information  

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This report provides background information to the report Energy Company Competitiveness: Little to Do With Subsidies (DOE 1994). The main body of this publication consists of data uncovered during the course of research on this DOE report. This data pertains to major government energy policies in each country studied. This report also provides a summary of the DOE report. In October 1993, the Office of Energy Intelligence, US Department of Energy (formerly the Office of Foreign Intelligence), requested that Pacific Northwest Laboratory prepare a report addressing policies and actions used by foreign governments to enhance the competitiveness of their energy firms. Pacific Northwest Laboratory prepared the report Energy Company Competitiveness Little to Do With Subsidies (DOE 1994), which provided the analysis requested by DOE. An appendix was also prepared, which provided extensive background documentation to the analysis. Because of the length of the appendix, Pacific Northwest Laboratory decided to publish this information separately, as contained in this report.

Weimar, M.R.; Freund, K.A.; Roop, J.M.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Devonian gas shales bibliography. Topical report  

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Reports and publications (1983 to May 1991) on Devonian shale research are listed by title. The reports cover topics such as geology, reservoirs, production, drilling technology, and gas yields.

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1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Depleted UF6 Conversion facility EIS Topics  

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Topics Topics Depleted UF6 Conversion Facility EIS Topics A listing of topics included in the Depleted UF6 Conversion Facility EISs. DOE addressed the following environmental issues when assessing the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives in the two site-specific EISs. DOE solicited comment from the Federal agencies, Native American tribes, state and local governments, and the general public on these and any other issues as part of the public scoping process: Potential impacts on health from DUF6 conversion activities, including potential impacts to workers and the public from exposure to radiation and chemicals during routine and accident conditions for the construction, operation, maintenance, and decontamination and decommissioning of DUF6 conversion facilities.

166

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Tribal  

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The Tribal Topic Group was established in January 1998 to address government-to-government consultation between DOE and Indian Tribes affected by its transportation activities. The group focuses on...

167

Detached shock problem and related topics  

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A finite difference method for solving the Cauchy or initial value problem for elliptic partial differential equations as introduced in (1) and further developed in (2) will be the principal topic discussed here. Involved in this discussion, also, will ...

H. M. Lieberstein

1959-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Cosmic Microwave Background Project at NERSC  

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Cosmic Microwave Background Cosmic Microwave Background CMB.jpg The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is relic radiation from a very early stage in the universe -- essentially a...

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Survey Background and Technical Information on CBECS  

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Survey Background and Technical Information Survey Background and Technical Information Survey Background and Technical Information Survey Background The commercial sector encompasses a vast range of building types- service businesses, such as retail and wholesale stores, hotels and motels, restaurants, and hospitals, as well as certain buildings that would not be considered "commercial" in a traditional economic sense, such as public and private schools, correctional institutions, and religious and fraternal organizations. Excluded from the sector are the goods-producing industries: manufacturing, agriculture, mining, forestry and fisheries, and construction. Nearly all energy use in the commercial sector takes place in, or is associated with, the buildings that house these commercial activities. Analysis of the structures, activities, and equipment associated with different types of buildings is the clearest way to evaluate commercial sector energy use. The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a national-level sample survey of commercial buildings and their energy suppliers conducted quadrennially (previously triennially) by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The 2003 CBECS was the eighth survey in the series begun in 1979. From 1979 to 1986, the survey was known as the Nonresidential Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, or NBECS.

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries | Department of  

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Rail Meeting Summaries Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries MEETING SUMMARIES Kansas City TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington DC TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 15, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Minneapolis TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 21, 2004 Albuquerque TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 22, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Jacksonville TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 20, 1999 Milwaukee TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1998

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents | Department...  

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Draft Rail Topic Group Task Plan Final Rail Topic Group Paper Strawman Report Comments Matrix 2002 Summary of the Rail Topic Group Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison...

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Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas | Department of Energy  

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Grant Topic Areas Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas A description of the topic areas for projects selected for award under the Smart Grid Investment Grant project of the...

173

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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TEC Tribal Topic Group Conference Call TEC Tribal Topic Group Conference Call January 18, 2006 Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Participating TEC Tribal Topic Group Members: Rob Burnside (CTUIR), Earl Easton (U.S. NRC), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Ed Gonzales (ELG), Angela Hill (DOE/OCRWM), Marsha Keister (INL), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Titto Moses (CTUIR), Stanley Paytiamo (Pueblo of Acoma), Willie Preacher (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Cathy Reynolds (DOE/GC), Larry Stern (CVSA), Kevin Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo), Neil Weber (Pueblo de San Ildefonso), Andrea Wilkins (NCSL), Sarah Wochos (CSG-MW) DOE support contractors also participated in this call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken Jay Jones/Corinne Macaluso/ Email and fax 180(c)-related 2006 Federal Register Notices to Tribal

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Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2Count | Open Energy Information  

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

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training...  

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Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training Meeting Summaries Meeting Summaries Philadelphia TEC Meeting, Topic Group Summary - July 1999...

176

Materials for Nuclear Power: Digital Resource Center Text Topic  

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Print this topic. Topic Title WEB RESOURCE: Nuclear Energy and Global Security Technologies Center. Date Posted: 5/15/2007 2:43 PM Posted By: Lynne ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARIES Rail Topic Group Inspections Subgroup Planning Subgroup Tracking Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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TRAGIS Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries TRAGIS Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup April 11, 2006 More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal...  

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Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup Draft Work Plan More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

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HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Meeting) | Department of Energy  

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HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Meeting) HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Meeting) Aging Workforce and Strategic Initiatives Meeting Date: November 6, 2008 Documents Available for...

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Topics in Bayesian sample size determination and Bayesian model selection.  

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??This dissertation contains three topics using the Bayesian paradigm for statistical inference. The first topic is related to Bayesian sample size determination with a misclassified… (more)

Cheng, Dunlei.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary  

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and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary Philadelphia, PA July 13, 1999 Fire Chief Bill Ruting (La Grange, IL, Fire Department) presented the results of the topic...

183

User-sentiment topic model: refining user's topics with sentiment information  

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In large social networks, users feel free to share their feelings about anything they are interested in and many research works have focused on modeling users' interests on social network for product recommendations or personal services. Unfortunately, ... Keywords: sentiment detection, topic model, user-sentiment topic model

Tong Zhao; Chunping Li; Qiang Ding; Li Li

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Topic dynamics: an alternative model of bursts in streams of topics  

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For some time there has been increasing interest in the problem of monitoring the occurrence of topics in a stream of events, such as a stream of news articles. This has led to different models of bursts in these streams, i.e., periods of elevated ... Keywords: burst, hierarchy, momentum, pubmed, topic dynamic

Dan He; D. Stott Parker

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

APS USER TRAINING HISTORY Background  

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USER TRAINING HISTORY USER TRAINING HISTORY Background The User Program Division Director has delegated to the CATs the authority to authorize the conduct of experiments because the CATs have accepted responsibility for: * identifying and evaluating the hazards posed by the experiment, * specifying controls appropriate to the hazards, and * verifying that controls are in place. One form of hazard control frequently made mandatory by law and laboratory policy is worker knowledge. The accepted means of verifying that a worker has the required knowledge is ensuring that the worker has completed appropriate training. With CAT input, the APS has developed the APS User Training History. This web-based tool enables designated CAT personnel to examine data characterizing ES&H training courses

186

Low background aspects of GERDA  

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The GERDA experiment operates bare Germanium diodes enriched in 76 Ge in an environment of pure liquid argon to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. A very low radioactive background is essential for the success of the experiment. We present here the research done in order to remove radio?impurities coming from the liquid argon the stainless steel cryostat and the front?end electronics. We found that liquid argon can be purified efficiently from 222 Rn . The main source of 222 Rn in GERDA is the cryostat which emanates about 55 mBq. A thin copper shroud in the center of the cryostat was implemented to prevent radon from approaching the diodes. Gamma ray screening of radio?pure components for front?end electronics resulted in the development of a pre?amplifier with a total activity of less than 1? mBq ? 228 Th .

Hardy Simgen; The GERDA collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Quark-gluon plasma (Selected Topics)  

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Introductory lectures to the theory of (strongly interacting) quark-gluon plasma given at the Winter School of Physics of ITEP (Moscow, February 2010). We emphasize theoretical issues highlighted by the discovery of the low viscosity of the plasma. The topics include relativistic hydrodynamics, manifestations of chiral anomaly in hydrodynamics, superfluidity, relativistic superfluid hydrodynamics, effective stringy scalars, holographic models of Yang-Mills theories.

Zakharov, V. I., E-mail: vzakharov@itep.ru [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

188

Improving recommendation lists through topic diversification  

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In this work we present topic diversification, a novel method designed to balance and diversify personalized recommendation lists in order to reflect the user's complete spectrum of interests. Though being detrimental to average accuracy, we show that ... Keywords: accuracy, collaborative filtering, diversification, metrics, recommender systems

Cai-Nicolas Ziegler; Sean M. McNee; Joseph A. Konstan; Georg Lausen

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Annual Meeting 2010 Hot Topics CD Set  

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For the very first time in AOCS Annual Meeting history, the Hot Topic Symposia presentations (audio synced with PowerPoint presentations) are now available on DVD. You can buy the complete set at this reduced price – or choose to purchase individual

190

A Nuclear Iran? Why this particular topic?  

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A Nuclear Iran? #12;#12;Why this particular topic? · State Department internship · Personal · NPT (Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty) developed after WWII and Japan · IAEA (International Atomic of capacity #12;Iran's nuclear program · Initiated in 1959 · Strong ties to Russia, China and Pakistan · 2002

New Hampshire, University of

191

Regulatory cross-cutting topics for fuel cycle facilities.  

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This report overviews crosscutting regulatory topics for nuclear fuel cycle facilities for use in the Fuel Cycle Research&Development Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation and Screening study. In particular, the regulatory infrastructure and analysis capability is assessed for the following topical areas:Fire Regulations (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and/or International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fire regulations to advance fuel cycle facilities)Consequence Assessment (i.e., how applicable are current radionuclide transportation tools to support risk-informed regulations and Level 2 and/or 3 PRA) While not addressed in detail, the following regulatory topic is also discussed:Integrated Security, Safeguard and Safety Requirement (i.e., how applicable are current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations to future fuel cycle facilities which will likely be required to balance the sometimes conflicting Material Accountability, Security, and Safety requirements.)

Denman, Matthew R.; Brown, Jason; Goldmann, Andrew Scott; Louie, David

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Knowledge transfer across multilingual corpora via latent topics  

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This paper explores bridging the content of two different languages via latent topics. Specifically, we propose a unified probabilistic model to simultaneously model latent topics from bilingual corpora that discuss comparable content and use the topics ... Keywords: cross-lingual knowledge transfer, latent topic models, text categorization

Wim De Smet; Jie Tang; Marie-Francine Moens

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Evolution of the Ionizing Background at High Redshifts  

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We use a Maximum-Likelihood analysis to constrain the value and evolution of the ionizing background for 2

Andrew Cooke; Brian Espey; Bob Carswell

1996-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

194

Topical Issue in Solar Physics: Flux-rope Structure of Coronal Mass Ejections Preface  

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This Topical Issue of Solar Physics, devoted to the study of flux-rope structure in coronal mass ejections (CMEs), is based on two Coordinated Data Analysis Workshops (CDAWs) held in 2010 (20 - 23 September in Dan Diego, California, USA) and 2011 (September 5-9 in Alcala, Spain). The primary purpose of the CDAWs was to address the question: Do all CMEs have flux rope structure? There are 18 papers om this topical issue, including this preface.

Gopalswamy, N; Hidalgo, M; Zhang, J; Riley, P; Gesztelyi, L van Driel-; Mandrini, C H

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Proceedings of the 1992 topical meeting on advances in reactor physics. Volume 2  

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This document, Volume 2, presents proceedings of the 1992 Topical Meeting on Advances in Reactor Physics on March 8--11, 1992 at Charleston, SC. Session topics were as follows: Transport Theory; Fast Reactors; Plant Analyzers; Integral Experiments/Measurements & Analysis; Core Computational Systems; Reactor Physics; Monte Carlo; Safety Aspects of Heavy Water Reactors; and Space-Time Core Kinetics. The individual reports have been cataloged separately. (FI)

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1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Technical Assessment Guide (TAG) -- Power Generation and Storage Technology Options: 2012 Topics  

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This report provides cost and performance data and analysis for energy company decision makers to optimize capital investments in the power generation and energy storage infrastructure. The 2012 TAG has been significantly enhanced to reflect current topics of interest to members, which included market trends and integration and implementation of technologies from a planning perspective. In 2012, these topics included projected demand for large combustion turbine (CT) and combustion turbine ...

2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

197

Motion detection in complex and dynamic backgrounds  

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For the detection of moving objects, background subtraction methods are widely used. In case the background changes, we need to update the background in real-time for the reliable detection of foreground objects. An adaptive Gaussian mixture model (GMM) ...

Daeyong Park; Junbeom Kim; Jaemin Kim; Seongwon Cho; Sun-Tae Chung

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Simulations Some results for probabilistic CSP 3/29 Background Testing theory pCSP Simulations Some results Background  

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Goal: Specification and proof methodologies for probabilistic concurrent systems Nondeterminism + Probability – why necessary? ? “Nondeterminism ” intrinsic to specification development à la CSP ? underspecified components expressed using “nondeterminism” COMP ? OPTION ? underspecified COMP more specified ? Analysis of concurrent systems requires “nondeterminism” ?- internal choice of CSP 4/29 Background Testing theory pCSP Simulations Some results Background

Matthew Hennessy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Concept Topics  

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Concept Topics Concept Topics An Introduction to Risk, Tribal Roles, and Support Policies in the Renewable Energy Project Development Process Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Concepts and Policies for Understanding Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands - Risk and Uncertainty - Tribal Project Roles - Policies and Incentives  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is responsible for assisting Tribes with energy planning and development, infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes. As part of this commitment and on behalf of DOE, the Office of Indian Energy is leading education

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TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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Conference Call Conference Call December 6, 2005 Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Participating TEC Tribal Topic Group Members: Kevin Clarke (DOE/RL), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Lisa Gover (NTEC), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Ted Repasky (CTUIR), Cathy Reynolds (DOE/GC), Lisa Sattler (CSG-MW) Herman Shorty (Navajo Nation), Linda Sikkema (NCSL), Christopher Wells (SSEB) DOE support contractors also participated in this call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken Wilda Portner Email potential conference call dates to Tribal representatives who are members of the Topic Group. Ask for their input on which of 2 or 3 dates are the most convenient for the call. Follow up emails with faxes and phone calls as necessary.

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Top Topics and Achievements by Site  

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Topics and Topics and Accomplishments EM Site-Specific Advisory Board EM Site-Specific Advisory Board Chairs' Meeting October 2-3, 2012 Savannah River ï‚— Issue: Salt Waste Processing Facility ï‚¡ CAB understands some schedule and funding issues may be brewing. ï‚¡ DOE has internal assessment underway. ï‚¡ Delays could have dramatic impact on overall Site Closure schedule and Process. ï‚¡ While this is early in process we do have concerns. Savannah River ï‚— Issue (April 2012): Receipt of Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel and Long Term Storage of Existing Inventories with no known, approved disposition path ï‚¡ Processing of SNF In H-Canyon was once considered viable. ï‚¡ SNF processing in H-Canyon seems to no longer be the preferred

202

Microsoft Word - topic_B_TI  

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Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection The awardee must complete the following at a minimum: 1. Studies, if needed, to analyze issues related to reliable integration of variable renewables into the Texas Interconnection, availability of baseload renewables and other low-carbon resources as well as any other studies that the awardee feels are needed to better enable participation in interconnection-wide analyses and planning. 2. Develop other policy inputs as needed to go into the interconnection-level analyses prepared under Topic A. 3. Participate in the development and updates of the long-term interconnection-level plan under Topic A., paragraph 4. Provide insight into the economic and

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EIA - International Energy Outlook 2007 - Special Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

> Special Topics > Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2007 World GDP: Potential Impacts of High and Low Oil Prices Differences from Reference Case World Oil Price Projections in the High and Low World Oil Price Cases, 2006-2030 (Percent). Need help, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800. Figure Data Differences from Reference Case World Real GDP Projections in the High and Low World Oil Price Cases, 2006-2030 (Percent). Need help, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800. Figure Data Price paths in the IEO2007 high and low world oil price cases are not characterized by disruption but rather represent sustained movements relative to the reference case oil price path. The assumptions behind the oil price cases are that the price changes do not come as a shock and that

204

International Energy Outlook 2006 - Special Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Special Topics Special Topics International Energy Outlook 2006 World Oil Prices in IEO2006 World Oil Prices, 1980-2030: Comparison of IRAC and Average Price of Imported Low-Sulfur, Light Crude Oil (ILSLCO) to U.S. Refiners (2004 Dollars per Barrel). Need help, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800. Figure Data In previous IEOs, the world crude oil price was defined on the basis of the average imported refiner acquisition cost of crude oil to the United States (IRAC), which represented the weighted average of all imported crude oil. Historically, the IRAC price has tended to be a few dollars less than the widely cited prices of premium crudes, such as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent, which refiners generally prefer for their low viscosity

205

Renewable Energy Project Development: Advanced Process Topics  

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

Process Topics Process Topics Understanding Energy Markets, Project Scale Decision Factors, Procurement Options, and the Role of the Project Team Course Outline What we will cover...  About the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative  Processes for Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands - Understanding the Energy Market and Project Scale - Project Scale and Ownership Options - Procurement Process - Project Team  Additional Information and Resources 2 Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is responsible for assisting Tribes with energy planning and development, infrastructure, energy costs, and electrification of Indian lands and homes. As part of this commitment and on behalf of DOE,

206

Solar Background Document 5 | Department of Energy  

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

5 Solar Background Document 5 Graph illustrating Chinese Development Bank financing to Chinese solar companies. Solar Background Document 5.pdf More Documents & Publications Solar...

207

Solar Background Document 7 | Department of Energy  

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

Solar Background Document 7 Solar Background Document 7 Chart comparing global solar market in 2009 with the market today, illustrating the changing market conditions that Solyndra...

208

POLARIZATION OF THE COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Galactic Synchrotron Radiation at 33 GHz NOIiWNPQaa s x s sthe Cosmic Background Radiation Philip Michael Lubin Spacethe Cosmic Background Radiation. The ground-based experiment

Lubin, Philip Lubin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Solar Background Document 6 | Department of Energy  

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

Background Document 6 Graph illustrating solar cell production in the United States and China from 2002 to 2010. Solar Background Document 6.pdf More Documents & Publications Solar...

210

Technical Assessment Guide -- Generation Capacity Addition Topics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses the challenges facing the power industry with regard to capacity addition. These challenges include technological and regulatory risks, life cycle management, and material and labor escalation forecast. The report also examines the market trends for CT and CTCC, as this technology has become a reliable technology for capacity addition, and provides the cost data for various switchyard configurations. These topics have been addressed in past TAG reports and the content in this ...

2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

211

Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation, Market analysis, Background analysis Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, Country: Philippines South-Eastern Asia References: Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis[1] Background Economic Analysis of Solar Home Systems: A Case Study for the Philippines, Peter Meier, Prepared for The World Bank, Washington, D.C. References ↑ "Stand-alone Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis" Retrieved from

212

Property:Geothermal/NumberOfArraProjectTypeTopic2 | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:Geothermal/NumberOfArraProjectTypeTopic2 Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Geothermal/NumberOfArraProjectTypeTopic2 Property Type Number Description Number of Arra Project Type Topic 2 values. Pages using the property "Geothermal/NumberOfArraProjectTypeTopic2" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Air Cooling + 0 + D Directional Drilling Systems + 1 + Drilling Systems + 3 + E EGS Demonstration + 3 + F Fluid Imaging + 0 + Fracture Characterization Technologies + 1 + G Geophysical Exploration Technologies + 4 + Geothermal Analysis + 7 + Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance + 3 + Geothermal Energy Production from Low Temperature Resources, Coproduced Fluids from Oil and Gas Wells, and Geopressured Resources + 11 +

213

Collaboration Topics - System Software | National Nuclear Security  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

System Software | National Nuclear Security System Software | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Collaboration Topics - System Software Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and

214

Topic A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative |  

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

A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative Topic A Awardee: Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) was initiated by a coalition of regional Planning Authorities. These Planning Authorities are entities listed on the NERC compliance registry as Planning Authorities and represent the entire Eastern Interconnection. The EIPC was founded to be a broad-based, transparent collaborative process among all interested stakeholders: State and Federal policy makers Consumer and environmental interests Transmission Planning Authorities Market participants generating, transmitting or consuming electricity within the Eastern Interconnection. The EIPC will provide a grass-roots approach which builds upon the regional

215

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path TOPIC BRIEF 1 Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path TOPIC BRIEF 1 Choosing an Energy Code Compliance Path One challenge that awaits any building designer is choosing the appropriate compliance path through the applicable building energy code. This is not a trivial decision-energy codes are marvels of flexibility, offering multiple compliance paths to suit all types of designers. E ach path has its own pluses and minuses, which may include differences in stringency, complexity, and potentially even limitations on building designs. This topic brief focuses on the compliance paths that are available in the following model codes and standards: * 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and 2012

216

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Tribal Meeting Summaries | Department of  

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

Meeting Summaries Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Tribal Meeting Summaries Meeting Summaries Kansas City TEC Meeting - Tribal Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting - Tribal Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay TEC Meeting -- Tribal Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary - March 14, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary, September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Albuquerque TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Presentation - April 21, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting - Tribal Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Portland TEC Meeting, Tribal Topic Group Summary - February 6, 2001 Philadelphia TEC Meeting, Tribal Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1999

217

Integrated Operation Scenarios ITPA Topical Group Meeting | Princeton...  

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20, 2010, 9:00am to April 23, 2010, 5:00pm Conference Princeton, NJ Integrated Operation Scenarios ITPA Topical Group Meeting Integrated Operation Scenarios ITPA Topical Group...

218

Unsupervised topic modeling approaches to decision summarization in spoken meetings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a token-level decision summarization framework that utilizes the latent topic structures of utterances to identify "summary-worthy" words. Concretely, a series of unsupervised topic models is explored and experimental results show that fine-grained ...

Lu Wang; Claire Cardie

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Sigma Mesa: Background elemental concentrations in soil and vegetation, 1979  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 1979, soil and vegetation samples were collected on Sigma Mesa to provide background data before construction on the mesa. Elemental data are presented for soil, grass, juniper, pinon pine, and oak. None of the data looks out of the ordinary. The purpose of the sampling program was to acquire, before any disturbance, a set of data to be used as background for future impact analysis. 6 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

Ferenbaugh, R.W.; Gladney, E.S.; Brooks, G.H. Jr.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Research on Mining Common Concern via Infinite Topic Modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on mining common concern among different textual data sources and analyzing their own eigen topics via infinite topic modelling. By incorporating non-parametric Bayesian approaches, our work achieves a good performance and better accords ... Keywords: Infinite Topic Modelling, Hierarchical Dirichlet Process, Common Concern, News

Yishu Miao; Chunping Li; Qiang Ding; Li Li

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Topical report review status. Volume 9, No. 1  

SciTech Connect

This report provides industry with procedures for submitting topical reports, guidance on how the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) processes and responds to topical report submittals, and an accounting, with review schedules, of all topical reports currently accepted for review by the NRC. This report is published semiannually.

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Topic initiator detection on the world wide web  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce a new Web mining and search technique - Topic Initiator Detection (TID) on the Web. Given a topic query on the Internet and the resulting collection of time-stamped web documents which contain the query keywords, the task of ... Keywords: information retrieval, ranking, topic initiator, web mining

Xin Jin; Scott Spangler; Rui Ma; Jiawei Han

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Design Considerations for Large Mass Ultra-Low Background Experiments  

SciTech Connect

Summary The objective of this document is to present the designers of the next generation of large-mass, ultra-low background experiments with lessons learned and design strategies from previous experimental work. Design issues divided by topic into mechanical, thermal and electrical requirements are addressed. Large mass low-background experiments have been recognized by the scientific community as appropriate tools to aid in the refinement of the standard model. The design of these experiments is very costly and a rigorous engineering review is required for their success. The extreme conditions that the components of the experiment must withstand (heavy shielding, vacuum/pressure and temperature gradients), in combination with unprecedented noise levels, necessitate engineering guidance to support quality construction and safe operating conditions. Physical properties and analytical results of typical construction materials are presented. Design considerations for achieving ultra-low-noise data acquisition systems are addressed. Five large-mass, low-background conceptual designs for the one-tonne scale germanium experiment are proposed and analyzed. The result is a series of recommendations for future experiments engineering and for the Majorana simulation task group to evaluate the different design approaches.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Reid, Douglas J.; Fast, James E.; Orrell, John L.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Additional Efficiency  

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Additional Efficiency Additional Efficiency Package Options in the 2012 IECC Commercial Provisions TOPIC BRIEF 1 Additional Efficiency Package Options in the 2012 IECC Commercial Provisions Section C406, Additional Efficiency Package Options, is a new requirement that appears in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial provisions. Section C406 provides three sets of provisions, one of which must be applied. T his section is intended to achieve additional energy efficiency in commercial buildings designed to meet the 2012 IECC while at the same time providing flexibility to the designer in terms of how that energy efficiency is achieved. Designers may choose to include more efficient HVAC equipment than required by the rest of the 2012 IECC, more

225

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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

April 4, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ April 4, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Tribal Topic Group Members Present: Nancy Bennett (UNM/ATRI), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Ed Gonzales (ELG), Elizabeth Helvey (BSC), Jeff Hepting (Pueblo of Acoma), Robert Holden (NCAI), Judith Holm (DOE/OCRWM), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Gary Lanthrum (DOE/OCRWM), Bob Lupton (DOE/ORD/IR), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Jennifer Patric (BAH), Stanley Paytiamo (Pueblo of Acoma), Wilda Portner (SAIC), Willie Preacher (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Herman Shorty (Navajo Nation), Linda Sikkema (NCSL), Larry Stern (CVSA), Neil Weber (Pueblo of San Ildefonso), Christopher Wells (SSEB), Stephen White (NAEMT), Andrea Wilkins (NCSL), Corina Williams (Oneida Nation) (NOTE: Other

226

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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

March 9, 2005 March 9, 2005 Participants: Vicki Best (BSC), Kevin Clarke (DOE/RL), Sandi Covi (UPR), Kristen Ellis (DOE/CI), Greg Fasano (BSC), Ed Gonzales (ELG), Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Bob Lupton (DOE/YMPO), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Jennifer Patric (BAH), Wilda Portner (SAIC), Lisa Sattler (CSG/MW), Neil Weber (Pueblo of San Ildefonso), Steve White (NAEMT), Andrea Wilkins (NCSL) Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) chaired the call. Action Items: Responsible Party Action to be Taken C. Macaluso/J. Jones/W. Portner Send HMEP information to Topic Group. J. Jones Check with FRA (Kevin Blackwell) about addressing Group on April 4 regarding rail inspection program. J. Jones/W. Portner Send agenda for April 4 meeting to Group.

227

TEC/WG Tribal Topic Group  

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

Meeting Meeting September 22, 2005 - Pueblo, CO Group Chair: Jay Jones (DOE/OCRWM) Tribal Topic Group Members Present: Richard Arnold (Southern Paiute/CGTO), Vicki Best (Bechtel SAIC-YMP), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Sandra Covi (UPRR), Barbara Durham (Timbisha Shoshone Tribe), Greg Fasano (Bechtel SAIC-YMP), Elizabeth Helvey (BSC), Angela Hill (DOE/OCRWM), Judith Holm (DOE/OCRWM), Marsha Keister (INL), Dan King (Oneida Nation), Gary Lanthrum (DOE/OCRWM), Corinne Macaluso (DOE/OCRWM), Calvin Meyers (Moapa Band of Paiutes), Michele Titto Moses (CTUIR), Ellen Ott (DOE/GC), Wilda Portner (SAIC), Willie Preacher (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Linda Sikkema (NCSL), Lora Tom (Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah), Christopher Wells (SSEB), Edward Wilds (CT Dept. of Environmental

228

TEC Working Group Topic Groups | Department of Energy  

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

Topic Groups Topic Groups TEC Working Group Topic Groups TEC Topic Groups were formed in 1991 following an evaluation of the TEC program. Interested members, DOE and other federal agency staff meet to examine specific issues related to radioactive materials transportation. TEC Topic Groups enable a small number of participants to focus intensively on key issues at a level of detail that is unattainable during the TEC semiannual meetings due to time and group size constraints. Topic Groups meet individually by phone and email between TEC's semiannual general meetings, participate in conference calls and report back to the Department and TEC members. The Topic Groups are intended to work on significant issues, produce a relevant product and sunset the group when the work is

229

WimanValiron Topics in Complex Analysis 1993 (Special issue)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(z) Taylor (1.1.1) f(z) = n=0 anzn r > 0 n=0 |an|rn |an|rn (1.1.3) µ(r) := µ(r, f) := max n0 |an|rn (1.1.2) maximum term central index (r) = (r, f) µ(r) (1.1.4) (r) := (r, f) := max{m |am|rm = µ(r)}. |an|rn µ(r) for all n 0,(1.1.5) |an|rn r

Sugawa, Toshiyuki

230

Multiscale Waves in an MJO Background and Convective Momentum Transport Feedback  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors use linear analysis for a simple model to study the evolution of convectively coupled waves (CCWs) in a background shear and background moisture mimicking the observed structure of the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO). This is motivated ...

Boualem Khouider; Ying Han; Andrew J. Majda; Samuel N. Stechmann

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM BIM and Demonstrating Code Compliance TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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BIM and Demonstrating Code Compliance TOPIC BRIEF 1 BIM and Demonstrating Code Compliance TOPIC BRIEF 1 Building Information Modeling and Demonstrating Code Compliance Demonstrating or verifying compliance with codes, standards, or other criteria governing building design is achieved through a set of specific tasks. These include producing construction documents; providing specifications for the products, materials, equipment, and systems to be used; and describing how they come together to create the envisioned building. W hen building construction documents and specifications are produced, they should include all information necessary to prescribe how the building is to be constructed. Plans and specifications should be readily usable to verify compliance with prescriptive requirements of codes, standards, or other desired

232

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Residential Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements TOPIC BRIEF 1 Residential Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements Studies show that duct air leakage results in major energy losses. A ll versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) require ducts, air handlers, filter boxes, and air cavities used as ducts to be sealed, and reference Chapter 16 of the International Residential Code for details on air sealing. This sealing is required on all ducts and other air distribution components regardless of whether they are located inside or outside the conditioned living space. For single-family homes and other low-rise residential buildings, the 2009 and 2012 IECC have duct insulation and sealing requirements in Section 403.2. Both codes require insulation

233

TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Getting It Right TOPIC BRIEF 1  

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Getting It Right TOPIC BRIEF 1 Getting It Right TOPIC BRIEF 1 Getting it Right: A Brief Discussion of Commissioning, Testing, and Balancing Requirements in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the IECC You can design the best building in the world and still end up with a building that doesn't perform to its full potential if something isn't done right. Commissioning, testing, and balancing are all ways of identifying things that "aren't right" and fixing them. A recent report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 1 (LBNL) discusses the importance of commissioning by pointing out that an evaluation of nearly 99 million square feet of commissioned buildings showed savings of 13% and 16% of whole building energy use for new construction and existing buildings, respectively. Table

234

Background Links | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Background Links Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing Institutional Research...

235

4.6.1.1. Background & Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

4. Process Modeling 4.6. Case Studies in Process Modeling 4.6.1. Load Cell Calibration 4.6.1.1. Background & Data. Description ...

2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

236

Second National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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information on the background and process materials that were used to produce the report: An Agenda for Climate Science Impacts Primary Sources of Information Data Sets References...

237

‹ Countries Russia Background - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

‹ Countries Russia Last Updated: September 18, 2012 full report Background Russia holds the world's largest natural gas reserves, the second-largest coal reserves, and

238

Thermodynamic properties of biphenyl: Topical report  

SciTech Connect

Ideal-gas thermodynamic properties for biphenyl based on accurate calorimetric measurements were determined between 300 and 700 K, well into the range of typical chemical process temperatures. The calorimetrically derived values provide a firm basis for the prediction of thermodynamic properties for a large family of molecular structures including many substituted biphenyls (such as PCB's) as well as polyphenyls of arbitrary size. Also, results highlighted ambiguities common in the statistical calculation of thermodynamic properties of polycyclic molecules. Critical-property measurement using a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) showed the commonly accepted assessed value to be in error. This value serves as a ''cornerstone'' in group-contribution critical property estimation schemes, which often are employed by engineers in corresponding-states correlations for the estimation of a great variety of physical properties. Thermodynamically-consistent sublimation vapor pressures were derived to show which of the many literature values are valid; an essential step in the validification of the many reported PCB vapor-pressure measurements, which are key to environmental-impact considerations. Derived Gibbs energies of formation allow the calculation of chemical equilibria in the biphenyl/hydrogen reaction network (published in a companion report; Topical report NIPER-403), which has important ramifications in alternate fuel processing. 85 refs., 11 figs., 16 tabs.

Chirico, R.D.; Knipmeyer, S.E.; Nguyen, A.; Steele, W.V.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Recent experience with backgrounds at the SLC  

SciTech Connect

During the 1990 SLC/Mark II runs, machine backgrounds visible in the new vertex detectors were studied. These detectors had active elements at radii from 3 to 17 cm and were subjected to backgrounds unique to linear colliders. We describe recent progress in identifying sources and developing control techniques. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Jacobsen, R.; Band, H.; Barklow, T.; Bazarko, A.; Brown, K.; Burke, D.; Coupal, D.; DeStaebler, H.; Fujino, D.; Hearty, C.; Hertzbach, S.; Jaros, J.; Maruyama, T.; Tauchi, T.; Toge, N.; Turk, J.; Wagner, S.; Zeitlin, C.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation  

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

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Eastern Interconnection under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation

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241

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation  

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

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Eastern Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Eastern Interconnection under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation

242

Microsoft Word - 10622 topical report.DOC  

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- - M M A A N N I I F F O O L L D D D D E E S S I I G G N N F F O O R R C C O O N N T T R R O O L L L L I I N N G G E E N N G G I I N N E E A A I I R R B B A A L L A A N N C C E E Prepared by Gary D. Bourn Ford A. Phillips Ralph E. Harris TOPICAL REPORT Reporting Period Start Date: 10/01/05 Reporting Period End Date: 12/31/05 DOE Award No. DE-FC26-02NT41646 SwRI Project No. 03.10622 Prepared for Mr. Richard Baker U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road, P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 December 2005 S S O O U U T T H H W W E E S S T T R R E E S S E E A A R R C C H H I I N N S S T T I I T T U U T T E E ® ® SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE ® 6220 Culebra Road San Antonio, Texas 78238 T T E E C C H H N N O O L L O O G G I I E E S S T T O O E E N N H H A A N N C C E E T T H H E E O O P P

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Special Topics in NEPA Documentation | Department of Energy  

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

Special Topics in NEPA Documentation Special Topics in NEPA Documentation Special Topics in NEPA Documentation Selected documents covering Special Topics under NEPA. February 18, 2010 DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued this draft guidance memorandum for public consideration and comment on the ways in which Federal agencies can improve their consideration of the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in their evaluation of proposals for Federal actions under NEPA. July 10, 2002 Recommendations for Analyzing Accidents Under NEPA This DOE guidance clarifies and supplements "Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact

244

DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees, TSPP-9  

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

9-2013 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS September 2013 PROGRAM PROCEDURES DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safety Washington,...

245

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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

Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup Tracking Subgroup March 27, 2006 March 6, 2006...

246

Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Topic | Department of  

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

Topic Topic Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Topic October 4, 2013 - 4:46pm Addthis For sustainable buildings at Federal agencies, the laws and regulations required for compliance fall under the following topics. Also see Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings by Law and Regulation and Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction GHG reduction requirements for sustainable buildings include: Decreasing agency use of chemicals where such decrease will assist the agency in achieving GHG reduction targets Reducing water and energy use intensity. Also see information on GHG Mitigation Planning for Buildings. Water Use Intensity Water use intensity requirements for sustainable buildings include:

247

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training...  

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

Training - Medical Training Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Training - Medical Training Conference Call Summaries Conference Call Summaries...

248

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Mechanics of Funding...  

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

Mechanics of Funding and Techical Assistance TEC Working Group Topic Groups Archives Mechanics of Funding and Techical Assistance Mechanics of Funding and Techical Assistance Items...

249

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup...  

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

Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup Rail Planning Timeline Benchmarking Project: AREVA Trip...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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

Inspections Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections Subgroup Inspections Subgroup April 6, 2006 February 23, 2006 Draft January 24, 2006...

251

TRIBAL ISSUES TOPIC GROUP MEETING SUMMARY JULY 13, 1999 Crowne  

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

City Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Kevin Blackwell (U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Rail Administration) (DOTFRA) presented an overview of the topic group's discussion. The...

252

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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

Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup July 17, 2007 September 19, 2007 December 12, 2007 More...

253

Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas Topic Group Meeting Participants...  

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

distributed a meeting agenda, welcomed participants and introduced himself as the new Rail Topic Group lead and facilitator. He introduced Item I, "Existing Business";...

254

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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

Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup March 30, 2006 February 15, 2006 Draft...

255

DOE Transportation Protocols Topic Group Conference Call Summary...  

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

Conference Call Summary May 13, 1999 The Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TECWG) Protocols Topic Group held a conference call on May 13, 1999, to discuss the...

256

Chairs: Ice, Ishikawa, Khounsary, Padmore, Shen Topic Speaker  

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Chairs: Ice, Ishikawa, Khounsary, Padmore, Shen Topic Speaker Affiliation Session 1 8:30-10 Chair: G. Ice Maskless patterning Enzo Di Fabrizo Elettra, Trieste, Italy Possible...

257

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring...  

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

Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Draft Work Plan - February 4, 2008 More...

258

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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

Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup October 11, 2007 More...

259

Conferences on Computer Algebra and Related Topics - CECM  

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Conferences on Computer Algebra and Related Topics. See also the list of Conferences and Workshops at SymbolicNet. East Coast Computer Algebra Day.

260

Quantum cryptography for security challenges to be topic of Frontiers...  

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Frontiers in Science lectures Quantum cryptography for security challenges to be topic of Frontiers in Science lectures Richard Hughes discusses the basics of cryptography and...

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261

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents | Department...  

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

Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents ARCHIVED DOCUMENTS Inspections Summary Matrix TEC Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison Regulatory Summary Matrix More...

262

ProgramTopics Deployment Data | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

from "http:en.openei.orgwikiSpecial:SearchByPropertyProgramTopicsDeployment-20Data" Special pages About us Disclaimers Energy blogs Developer services OpenEI partners...

263

Background X-ray Spectrum of Radioactive Samples  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) is commonly used with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to analyze the elemental compositions and microstructures of a variety of samples. For example, the microstructures of nuclear fuels are commonly investigated with this technique. However, the radioactivity of some materials introduces additional X-rays that contribute to the EDS background spectrum. These X-rays are generally not accounted for in spectral analysis software, and can cause misleading results. X-rays from internal conversion [1], Bremsstrahlung [2] radiation associated with alpha ionizations and beta particle interactions [3], and gamma rays from radioactive decay can all elevate the background of radioactive materials.

Shannon Yee; Dawn E. Janney

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Charged Hadron Properties in Background Electric Fields  

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We report on a lattice calculation demonstrating a novel new method to extract the electric polarizability of charged pseudo-scalar mesons by analyzing two point correlation functions computed in classical background electric fields.

William Detmold; Brian C. Tiburzi; Andre Walker-Loud

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

265

First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and...

266

Charged Hadron Properties in Background Electric Fields  

SciTech Connect

We report on a lattice calculation demonstrating a novel new method to extract the electric polarizability of charged pseudo-scalar mesons by analyzing two point correlation functions computed in classical background electric fields.

William Detmold, Brian C. Tiburzi, Andre Walker-Loud

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Topics in nuclear and radiochemistry for college curricula and high school science programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concern with the current status and trends of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry education in academic institutions was addressed in a recent workshop. The 1988 workshop considered the important contributions that scientist with nuclear and radiochemistry backgrounds have made and are continuing to make to other sciences and to various applied fields. Among the areas discussed were environmental studies, life sciences, materials science, separation technology, hot atom chemistry, cosmochemistry, and the rapidly growing field of nuclear medicine. It is intent of the organizer and participants of this symposium entitled Topics in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for College Curricula and High School Science Program'' to provide lecture material on topics related to nuclear and radiochemistry to educators. It is our hope that teachers, who may or may not be familiar with the field, will find this collections of articles useful and incorporate some of them into their lectures.

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1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Microsoft Word - Appendix A_Background.doc  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Background Information, Remedial Action Histories, Background Information, Remedial Action Histories, Present Site Conditions U.S. Department of Energy Weldon Spring Site LTS&M Plan July 2005 Doc. No. S0079000 Page A-iii Contents A1.1 Location and Property Ownership ................................................................................1 A1.2 Physiography and Topography.....................................................................................4 A1.3 Hydrogeology ...............................................................................................................5 A1.3.1 Regional ...........................................................................................................5 A1.3.2 Chemical Plant .................................................................................................5

269

Literature Review of Background Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) continuously move through the environment, often via atmospheric transport. The subsequent deposition of particulates containing PAHs along with other sources of PAHs, such as natural vegetative decay, result in "background" PAHs in surficial soils. Even in pristine areas, surface and near surface soils can contain detectable levels of PAHs. This study provides data on the concentrations and distributions of background PAHs observed in environmental media. Such inf...

2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

270

COBE Observations of the Cosmic Infrared Background  

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The Diffuse InfraRed Background Experiment on COBE measured the total infrared signal seen from space at a distance of 1 astronomical unit from the Sun. Using time variations as the Earth orbits the Sun, it is possible to remove most of the foreground signal produced by the interplanetary dust cloud [zodiacal light]. By correlating the DIRBE signal with the column density of atomic hydrogen measured using the 21 cm line, it is possible to remove most of the foreground signal produced by interstellar dust, although one must still be concerned by dust associated with H_2 (molecular gas) and H II (the warm ionized medium). DIRBE was not able to determine the CIRB in the 5-60 micron wavelength range, but did detect both a far infrared background and a near infrared background. The far infrared background has an integrated intensity of about 34 nW/m^2/sr, while the near infrared and optical extragalactic background has about 59 nW/m^2/sr. The Far InfraRed Absolute Spectrophotometer (FIRAS) on COBE has been used to constrain the long wavelength tail of the far infrared background but a wide range of intensities at 850 microns are compatible with the FIRAS data. Thus the fraction of the CIRB produced by SCUBA sources has large uncertainties in both the numerator and the denominator.

E. L. Wright

2003-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

271

State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA): State Policy and...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Analysis Project (SCEPA) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: Market analysis, Policiesdeployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website:...

272

Trending Twitter topics in English: An international comparison  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The worldwide span of the microblogging service Twitter provides an opportunity to make international comparisons of trending topics of interest, such as news stories. Previous international comparisons of news interests have tended to use surveys ... Keywords: Twitter, cross cultural aspects, international aspects, news media, topics

David Wilkinson; Mike Thelwall

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Joint latent topic models for text and citations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work, we address the problem of joint modeling of text and citations in the topic modeling framework. We present two different models called the Pairwise-Link-LDA and the Link-PLSA-LDA models. The Pairwise-Link-LDA model combines the ideas of ... Keywords: LDA, PLSA, citations, hyperlinks, influence, topic models, variational inference

Ramesh M. Nallapati; Amr Ahmed; Eric P. Xing; William W. Cohen

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Behavior-driven clustering of queries into topics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Categorization of web-search queries in semantically coherent topics is a crucial task to understand the interest trends of search engine users and, therefore, to provide more intelligent personalization services. Query clustering usually relies on lexical ... Keywords: mission, query log, topic, user intent, user profiling

Luca Maria Aiello; Debora Donato; Umut Ozertem; Filippo Menczer

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Using Author Topic to detect insider threats from email traffic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One means of preventing insider theft is by stopping potential insiders from becoming actual thieves. This article discusses an approach to assist managers in identifying potential insider threats. By using the Author Topic [Rosen-Zvi Michal, Griffiths ... Keywords: Author Topic (AT), Datamining, Insider threat, Large data set, Social networks

James S. Okolica; Gilbert L. Peterson; Robert F. Mills

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

CITOM: An incremental construction of multilingual topic maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes the CITOM approach for an incremental construction of multilingual Topic Maps. Our main goal is to facilitate user's navigation across documents available in different languages. Our approach takes into account three types of information ... Keywords: Incremental construction, Information retrieval, Multilingual documents, Thesaurus, Topic Map (TM)

Nebrasse Ellouze; Nadira Lammari; Elisabeth Métais

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Characterization of background reflectivity for MEDUSA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The DARPA MEDUSA program goal is to detect, locate, and identify electro-optical threats in the vicinity of a moving platform. Laser sensing will be employed to find these threats by looking for anomalous reflections from threat sensors. However, the reflectivity variability (clutter) in both natural and manmade backgrounds will inherently limit target detection levels. In parallel with advanced component development by several aerospace contractors, a study of this clutter limitation was initiated in the long-wave (LW) and midwave (MW) infrared spectral regions to properly drive system design parameters. The analysis of clutter and associated limits on detection has been a major component of LANL efforts in laser remote sensing for non-proliferation. LANL is now analyzing existing data and conducting additional selected measurements in both the LWIR (9 and 10.6 pm) and MWIR (4.6 pm) in support of the DARPA program to increase our understanding of these clutter limitations and, thereby aid in the design and development of the MEDUSA system. The status of the LANL effort will be discussed. A variety of different natural and manmade target types have been investigated. Target scenes range from relatively low clutter sites typical of a southwestern desert to higher clutter downtown urban sites. Images are created by conducting raster scans across a scene interest. These images are then analyzed using data clustering techniques (e g K-means) to identify regions within the scene that contain similar reflectivity profiles. Data will be presented illustrating the reflectivity variability among different samples of the same target type, Le. within the same cluster, and among different data clusters. In general, it is found that the variability of reflectivities among similar targets is well represented by a log-normal distribution. Furthermore, manmade target tend to have higher reflectivities and more variability than natural targets. The implications of this observation for MEDUSA systems designed to locate and identify threat sensors will be discussed. The implications for chemical sensing applications will also be addressed.

Oldenborg, R. C. (Richard C.); Tiee, J. J. (Joe J.); Foy, B. R. (Bernard R.); Petrin, R. R. (Roger R.); Wilson, C. W. (Carl W.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

December 4, 2008; HSS/Union Working Group Meeting on 2008 HSS/Union Topical Wrap Up - PRIORITY NEAR-TERM ACTION OVERVIEW  

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

Topical Wrap-Up Meeting Topical Wrap-Up Meeting December 4, 2008 PRIORITY NEAR-TERM ACTION OVERVIEW Background: Union representatives who participated in the initial 2007 HSS Focus Group meetings agreed to a path forward in which various unions combined to form working groups to address union identified health and safety issues by topical area. 2008 meetings were held to specifically address the topical areas of interest and concern related to worker health and safety at DOE sites: Training, 851 Rule Implementation, Former Worker Program/CAIRS Reporting/Central Worker Data Tracking, and Aging Workforce/Strategic Initiatives. The December 4 wrap up was held to distill the integrated actions from all of the 2008 topical meetings into priority actions from which a path forward of specific activities, owners and

279

Background: Today's Solyndra Solar Hearing | Department of Energy  

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

Background: Today's Solyndra Solar Hearing Background: Today's Solyndra Solar Hearing Background: Today's Solyndra Solar Hearing September 14, 2011 - 12:04am Addthis Dan Leistikow Dan Leistikow Former Director, Office of Public Affairs This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is holding a hearing to discuss Solyndra Solar, the California-based solar manufacturer that declared bankruptcy last week. Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the Department's Loan Programs Office, will be testifying. We've posted Jonathan's written testimony online. The testimony is very thorough and provides a good explanation of the loan process and the extensive reviews and analysis conducted by the Department between 2006 and 2009. He also explains the remarkable changes in the solar market since

280

National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Please view the links below to find out more about the background and process of the National Climate Assessment: National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee Charter ( PDF) National Climate Assessment Proposed 2013 Report Outline [updated on 12/08/2011] (PDF) Strategy On May 20th, 2011 the National Climate Assessment released the following two strategy documents: National Climate Assessment Strategy Summary National Climate Assessment Engagement Strategy Federal Register Notices November 18, 2013 National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/29/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

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Monitored Retrievable Storage Background | Department of Energy  

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Monitored Retrievable Storage Background Monitored Retrievable Storage Background Monitored Retrievable Storage Background `The U.S. Government is seeking a site for a monitored retrievable storage facility (MRS). Employing proven technologies used in this country and abroad, the MRS will be an Integral part of the Federal system for safe and permanent disposal of the nation's high-level radioactive wastes. The MRS will accept shipments of spent fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, temporarily store the spent fuel above ground, and stage shipments of it to a geologic repository for permanent disposal. The law authorizing the MRS provides an opportunity for a State or an Indian Tribe to volunteer to host the MRS. The law establishes the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator, who Is 10 seek a State or an Indian Tribe

282

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: Background  

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Mission and Goals Mission and Goals Organization Chart and Contacts Background U.S. DRIVE Partnership Budget Timeline Program Activities Advisory Panels External Coordination U.S. Department of Energy Search help Home > About > Background Printable Version Background In the early 1970s, concern over our growing dependence on imported petroleum, coupled with concerns about our deteriorating air quality due to emissions from combustion of fossil fuels, spurred the Federal government to act. The timeline below provides policy and programmatic highlights for federally supported hydrogen and fuel cell R&D over the last three decades. Federal Support for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

283

Background compensation for a radiation level monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Background compensation in a device such as a hand and foot monitor is provided by digital means using a scaler. With no radiation level test initiated, a scaler is down-counted from zero according to the background measured. With a radiation level test initiated, the scaler is up-counted from the previous down-count position according to the radiation emitted from the monitored object and an alarm is generated if, with the scaler having crossed zero in the positive going direction, a particular number is exceeded in a specific time period after initiation of the test. If the test is initiated while the scale is down-counting, the background count from the previous down- count stored in a memory is used as the initial starting point for the up-count.

Keefe, D.J.

1975-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Guidance for Environmental Background Analysis Volume III: Groundwater  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Italienisch, speziell italienische und deutsche Literatur 11.02.1929 75. Todestag von Conrad Laar Chemie 12, spez. Finanzwissenschaft 09.01.1904 100. Geburtstag von Wilhelm Groth Physikalische Chemie 12. Todestag von Wilhelm Schneider Neuere deutsche Sprach- und Literatur- geschichte 24.01.1974 Ã?ber 30

285

LRL background measurements program for ICBM discrimination  

SciTech Connect

Several proposals have been made for discriminating between Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and decoys. Primary fundamental particles or high energy electromagnetic radiation can be scattered from or can activate the targets. The secondary radiation is observed by directional detectors that are positioned close-by and the information is transmitted to control centers on the ground. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory proposes a program for measurements of the natural space radiations. Eventually, the space backgrounds must be measured before a satisfactory discrimination system can be perfected. Past and scheduled background measurements are described and a measurement program is proposed.

1960-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

286

Search for the Cosmic Neutrino Background and KATRIN  

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The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has been detected in 1964 by Penzias and Wilson. It shows today a remarkable constant temperature of T ~ 2.7 K independent of the direction. Present density is about 370 photons per cubic-cm. The size of the hot spots, which deviates only in the fifth decimal of the temperature from the average value, tells us, that the universe is flat. About 300 000 years after the Big Bang at a temperature of T = 3000 K already in the matter dominated era the electrons combine with the protons and 4He and the photons move freely in the neutral universe. So the temperature and distribution of the photons give us information of the universe 300 000 years after the Big Bang. Information about earlier times can, in principle, be derived from the Cosmic Neutrino Background. The neutrinos decouple already 1 second after the Big Bang at a temperature of about 10^{10} K. Today their temperature is ~ 1.95 K and the average density is 56 electron-neutrinos per cubic-cm. Registration of these neutrinos is an extremely challenging experimental problem which can hardly be solved with the present technologies. On the other hand it represents a tempting opportunity to check one of the key element of the Big Bang cosmology and to probe the early stages of the universe evolution. The search for the cosmic relic neutrinos with the induced beta decay Electron-neutrino + 3H --> 3He + e- is the topic of this contribution. The signal would show up by a peak in the electron spectrum with an energy of the neutrino mass above the Q value. We discuss the prospects of this approach and argue that it is able to set limits on the relic neutrino density in our vicinity.

Amand Faessler; Rastislav Hodak; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Simkovic

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

287

Radiochemical Analysis Methodology for uranium Depletion Measurements  

SciTech Connect

This report provides sufficient material for a test sponsor with little or no radiochemistry background to understand and follow physics irradiation test program execution. Most irradiation test programs employ similar techniques and the general details provided here can be applied to the analysis of other irradiated sample types. Aspects of program management directly affecting analysis quality are also provided. This report is not an in-depth treatise on the vast field of radiochemical analysis techniques and related topics such as quality control. Instrumental technology is a very fast growing field and dramatic improvements are made each year, thus the instrumentation described in this report is no longer cutting edge technology. Much of the background material is still applicable and useful for the analysis of older experiments and also for subcontractors who still retain the older instrumentation.

Scatena-Wachel DE

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

288

Yale ME Turbine Test cell instructions Background  

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Yale ME Turbine Test cell instructions Background: The Turbine Technologies Turbojet engine combustion gas backflow into the lab space. Test Cell preparation: 1. Turn on Circuit breakers # 16 of the turbine and check a few items: o Open keyed access door on rear of Turbine enclosure o Check Jet A fuel

Haller, Gary L.

289

Microsoft Word - topic_B_WI  

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

Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities The awardee must complete the following at a minimum: 1. Continued development of the Western Renewable Energy Zone (WREZ) analysis, currently performed by the Western Governors' Association (WGA) under DOE Cooperative Agreement (DE-FC26-08NT01788) in order to identify those areas in the West with vast renewable resources to expedite the development and delivery of renewable energy to where it is needed. Specifically, the awardee must complete the following tasks. a. Coordinating Energy Purchasing from the WREZs Aggregating demand for renewable energy can stimulate the development of commercial renewable generation and supporting transmission projects. Many public power, cooperative, state, federal and provincial electric systems have

290

A feature-word-topic model for image annotation and retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Image annotation is a process of finding appropriate semantic labels for images in order to obtain a more convenient way for indexing and searching images on the Web. This article proposes a novel method for image annotation based on combining feature-word ... Keywords: Gaussian mixtures, Image retrieval, image annotation, multi-instance multi-label learning, probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis (pLSA), topic models

Cam-Tu Nguyen, Natsuda Kaothanthong, Takeshi Tokuyama, Xuan-Hieu Phan

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Technical Assessment Guide (TAG) - Power Generation and Storage Technology Options: 2013 Topics (DRAFT)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Technical Assessment Guide™ (TAG®)—Power Generation and Storage Technology Options report provides cost and performance data and analysis for energy company decision makers to optimize capital investments in the power generation and energy storage infrastructure. The topics chosen by the TAG® members in 2013 reflect the transition of the industry in the last few years from a heavily coal and nuclear technologies-based generation to natural ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

292

Failure Analysis and Prevention  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The following topics are of special interest: fatigue & fracture, tools & techniques for failure analysis, aerospace, aging Infrastructure/bridges, oil and gas, surface ...

293

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation  

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

Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Western Interconnection under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, Cooperation Among States in the Western Interconnection on Electric Resource Planning

294

ProgramTopics System & Application Design | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Jump to: navigation, search A list of all pages that have property "ProgramTopics" with value "System & Application Design" ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) + Carbon Dioxide...

295

X_II_DesignPhase_Topical_Report_Dec05.book  

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Topical Report Topical Report submitted to The Department of Energy (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under Contract # DE-FC26-04NT42264 for PHASE I TOPICAL REPORT Reporting Period: 10-01-2004 to 12-31-2005 compiled as part of the project titled Explorer-II: Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains Document Number: REP-GOV-DOE-051231 Date of Submission: January 31 st , 2006 submitted by Carnegie Mellon University The Robotics Institute - REC #10 on 40th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 268-2000 Administrative Contact: Susan Burkett Technical Contact: Hagen Schempf, Ph.D. Explorer-II:Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains Topical Report - Design Phase i DISCLAIMER

296

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing | Department of Energy  

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

Routing Routing TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing ROUTING The Routing Topic Group has been established to examine topics of interest and relevance concerning routing of shipments of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a national repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada by highway, rail, and intermodal operations that could involve use of barges. Ultimately, the main goal for the topic group members will be to provide stakeholder perspectives and input to the Office of Logistics Management (OLM) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) for the identification of a national suite of routes to Yucca Mountain. The identification of a suite of routes will provide an advanced planning framework for State and Tribal

297

Training and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary  

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

and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary and Medical Training Issues Topic Group Meeting Summary Philadelphia, PA July 13, 1999 Fire Chief Bill Ruting (La Grange, IL, Fire Department) presented the results of the topic group's discussions: The MERRTT (Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training) series, comprised of 16 modules, is in the process of being finalized and pilot tested in a number of locations in the U.S. Pilot testing will include: using a needs assessment tool; developing model procedures; and actual training delivery of the MERRTT modules. The topic group, working with the regional government group staff representatives to TEC/WG, has sent a survey to State points-of-contact

298

Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State  

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

State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the Texas Interconnection A description of the requirements for Topic B for the Texas Interconnect under the Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The fundamental purpose of the awards under Topic B is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the states in the respective interconnections (or among state agencies, in the Texas Interconnection). Interconnection-Wide Transmission Planning Initiative: Topic B, State Agency Input Regarding Electric Resource and Transmission Planning in the

299

CSCE 6933/5933 Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

simulator to be used on Tcl/Tk scripting language and it runs in in UNIX environments. · Tclspice is also are Tcl\\Tk, BLT and Tclreadline. 7 Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems #12;Winspice · Winspice an extension

Mohanty, Saraju P.

300

Microsoft Word - 40913 Topical Report Task 1.doc  

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i GAS TURBINE REHEAT USING IN-SITU COMBUSTION Topical Report: Task 1 - Blade Path Aerodynamics by T.E. Lippert D.M. Bachovchin April 30, 2004 Cooperative Agreement No....

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301

Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau topic of inaugural lecture...  

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topic of inaugural lecture at Los Alamos National Laboratory The lecture is based on a book by local writers Dorothy Hoard, Judy Machen and Ellen McGehee about the area's...

302

Topic Extraction from Text Documents Using Multiple-Cause Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an approach to the topic extraction from text documents using probabilistic graphical models. Multiple-cause networks with latent variables are used and the Helmholtz machines are utilized to ease the learning and inference. The learning ...

Jeong-Ho Chang; Jae Won Lee; Yuseop Kim; Byoung-Tak Zhang

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Engineering Fundamentals - Civil Engineering Topics, Version 2.0  

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The Civil Engineering Topics, v2.0 module of Engineering Fundamentals provides information about basic civil engineering terms and concepts in order to identify civil engineering-related design, materials, and safety considerations, as they relate to nuclear power plant employees. It is intended for use as orientation training of new engineering support personnel.Benefits & ValueEngineering Fundamental – Civil Engineering Topics will allow for the ...

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and Technology Policy initiated a series of Regional Climate Change Workshops with the goal of starting the process of examining the vulnerabilities of regions of the United States to climate variability and climate change. What was initially intended to be three or four workshops developed into a series of twenty, covering every state and territory of the United States. The workshops span from May 1997 to September 1998 and represented the first step in conducting a regional assessment. Each workshop was sponsored by one or more government agencies,and was carried out by coordinators from local institutions. For details on each workshop, including its geographic coverage, see:

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Radioactive Background Evaluation by Atom Counting  

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We propose a new method of measuring 85Kr background levels by direct counting of impurity atoms. The beta-decay of 85Kr is a significant radioactive background for experiments that use liquified noble gases to search for dark matter and measure the low-energy solar neutrino flux. While there are several proposed methods for reducing Kr levels in these experiments, an independent technique is needed for measuring very low Kr levels. By selectively exciting Kr atoms to a metastable state, capturing them in a magneto-optical trap (MOT), and detecting fluorescence from the trapped atoms, individual Kr atoms can be counted with a high signal-to-noise ratio. This approach offers both higher sensitivity and shorter measurement times than more conventional techniques, with an estimated sensitivity of 3 x 10-14 in only 3 hours of integration.

Orzel, Chad [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 (United States); McKinsey, Daniel [Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States)

2005-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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A background free double beta decay experiment  

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We present a new detection scheme for rejecting backgrounds in neutrino less double beta decay experiments. It relies on the detection of Cherenkov light emitted by electrons in the MeV region. The momentum threshold is tuned to reach a good discrimination between background and good events. We consider many detector concepts and a range of target materials. The most promising is a high-pressure 136Xe emitter for which the required energy threshold is easily adjusted. Combination of this concept and a high pressure Time Projection Chamber could provide an optimal solution. A simple and low cost effective solution is to use the Spherical Proportional Counter that provides two delayed signals from ionization and Cherenkov light. In solid-state double beta decay emitters, because of their higher density, the considered process is out of energy range. An alternative solution could be the development of double decay emitters with lower density by using for instance the aerogel technique. It is surprising that a technology used for particle identification in high-energy physics becomes a powerful tool for rejecting backgrounds in such low-energy experiments.

Ioannis Giomataris

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of the submillimeter cosmic background spectrum  

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An experimental measurement of the spectrum of the submillimeter cosmic background radiation is described. The experiment consists of measuring the night sky emission at an altitude of 39 km, correcting for the atmospheric molecular line emission, and placing limits on the contamination from sources of continuum radiation such as the apparatus itself and the earth. The observations were made on 24 July 1974 using a fully calibrated liquid-helium-cooled balloon- borne spectrophotometer. Important features of the apparatus include a cooled antenna, a polarizing interferometer, and a germanium bolometric detector. The characterization of the spectrophotometer includes the large angle response and emission of the antenna. The calibration of the instrument and corrections to the observed sky spectrum are based on measurements made during the flight. A simple model of the molecular line emission is used to determine the atmospheric contribution. The resulting spectrum covers the frequency range from 4 to 17 cm$sup -1$ and establishes that the cosmic background radiation follows the high frequency quantum cutoff for a 3K blackbody. A blackbody temperature of 2.99/sub -.$sub 14$/$sup +$.$sup 07$/K is deduced from our data. The present status of the cosmic background observations, which span more than three decades in frequency, is analyzed and it is concluded that they are all consistent with a blackbody temperature of 2.90 +- .04K (+- 1 SIGMA). This firmly supports the Big Bang cosmological model of the universe. (auth)

Woody, D.P.

1975-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Score Research and Background | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Research and Background Home Energy Score Research and Background Scoring Tool v.2014 In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the first major update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool. After more than a year of implementation and feedback from program Partners, DOE made significant improvements to the scoring tool's calculation methodology and user interface. A newly refined scoring system will allow inefficient homes to more easily move up the scale with investments in efficiency improvements. This enhanced mobility is expected to help motivate greater action among homeowners. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performed a variety of analyses to test the updated scoring tool. Analysis

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DOE Vendor Communication Plan I. Background  

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Vendor Communication Plan Vendor Communication Plan I. Background On February 2, 2011, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) issued a memorandum entitled "Myth-Busting: Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication with Industry during the Acquisition Process." In addition to identifying and refuting common misconceptions about vendor engagement, the memorandum directed agencies to develop high-level vendor communication plans to discuss how each agency will reduce unnecessary barriers, publicize communication opportunities, and prioritize engagement opportunities for high-risk, complex programs or those that fail to attract new vendors during re-competitions.

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Cosmic string collision in cosmological backgrounds  

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The collisions of cosmic string loops and the dynamics of junction formations in expanding backgrounds are studied. The key parameter controlling the dynamics of junction formation, the cosmic strings zipping and unzipping, is the relative size of the loops compared to the Hubble radius at the time of collision. We study analytically and numerically these processes for large superhorizon size loops, for small subhorizon size loops as well as for loops with the radii comparable to the Hubble radius at the time of collision.

Firouzjahi, Hassan [School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khoeini-Moghaddam, Salomeh [School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tarbiat Mo'allem University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khosravi, Shahram [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tarbiat Mo'allem University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); School of Astronomy, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoherence in the cosmic background radiation  

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In this paper we analyze the possibility of detecting nontrivial quantum phenomena in observations of the temperature anisotropy of the cosmic background radiation (CBR), for example, if the Universe could be found in a coherent superposition of two states corresponding to different CBR temperatures. Such observations are sensitive to scalar primordial fluctuations but insensitive to tensor fluctuations, which are therefore converted into an environment for the former. Even for a free inflaton field minimally coupled to gravity, scalar-tensor interactions induce enough decoherence among histories of the scalar fluctuations as to render them classical under any realistic probe of their amplitudes.

Mariano Franco; Esteban Calzetta

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting Hair on Charged Black String Background  

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Behaviour of Dirac fermions in the background of a charged black string penetrated by an Abelian Higgs vortex is elaborated. One finds the evidence that the system under consideration can support fermion fields acting like a superconducting cosmic string in the sence that a nontrivial Dirac fermion field can be carried by the system in question. The case of nonextremal and extremal black string vortex systems were considered. The influence of electric and Higgs charge, the winding number and the fermion mass on the fermion localization near the black string event horizon was studied. It turned out that the extreme charged black string expelled fermion fields more violently comparing to the nonextremal one.

Lukasz Nakonieczny; Marek Rogatko

2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergence of oscillons in an expanding background  

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We consider a (1+1) dimensional scalar field theory that supports oscillons, which are localized, oscillatory, stable solutions to nonlinear equations of motion. We study this theory in an expanding background and show that oscillons now lose energy, but at a rate that is exponentially small when the expansion rate is slow. We also show numerically that a universe that starts with (almost) thermal initial conditions will cool to a final state where a significant fraction of the energy of the universe--on the order of 50%--is stored in oscillons. If this phenomenon persists in realistic models, oscillons may have cosmological consequences.

Farhi, E.; Guth, A. H.; Iqbal, N. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Graham, N. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Department of Physics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 (United States); Rosales, R. R. [Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Stamatopoulos, N. [Department of Physics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 (United States)

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Overview of Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy  

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The theoretical basis for the prediction of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background is very well developed. Very low amplitude density and temperature perturbations produce small gravitational effects, leading to an anisotropy that is a combination of temperature fluctuations at the surface of last scattering and gravitational redshifts both at last scattering and along the path to the observer. All of the primary anisotropy can be handled by linear perturbation theory, which allows a very accurate calculation of the predicted anisotropy from different models of the Universe.

E. L. Wright

2003-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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DNA sequencing using fluorescence background electroblotting membrane  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for the multiplex sequencing on DNA is disclosed which comprises the electroblotting or specific base terminated DNA fragments, which have been resolved by gel electrophoresis, onto the surface of a neutral non-aromatic polymeric microporous membrane exhibiting low background fluorescence which has been surface modified to contain amino groups. Polypropylene membranes are preferably and the introduction of amino groups is accomplished by subjecting the membrane to radio or microwave frequency plasma discharge in the presence of an aminating agent, preferably ammonia. The membrane, containing physically adsorbed DNA fragments on its surface after the electroblotting, is then treated with crosslinking means such as UV radiation or a glutaraldehyde spray to chemically bind the DNA fragments to the membrane through said smino groups contained on the surface thereof. The DNA fragments chemically bound to the membrane are subjected to hybridization probing with a tagged probe specific to the sequence of the DNA fragments. The tagging may be by either fluorophores or radioisotopes. The tagged probes hybridized to said target DNA fragments are detected and read by laser induced fluorescence detection or autoradiograms. The use of aminated low fluorescent background membranes allows the use of fluorescent detection and reading even when the available amount of DNA to be sequenced is small. The DNA bound to the membrances may be reprobed numerous times.

Caldwell, Karin D. (Salt Lake City, UT); Chu, Tun-Jen (Salt Lake City, UT); Pitt, William G. (Orem, UT)

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DNA sequencing using fluorescence background electroblotting membrane  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for the multiplex sequencing on DNA is disclosed which comprises the electroblotting or specific base terminated DNA fragments, which have been resolved by gel electrophoresis, onto the surface of a neutral non-aromatic polymeric microporous membrane exhibiting low background fluorescence which has been surface modified to contain amino groups. Polypropylene membranes are preferably and the introduction of amino groups is accomplished by subjecting the membrane to radio or microwave frequency plasma discharge in the presence of an aminating agent, preferably ammonia. The membrane, containing physically adsorbed DNA fragments on its surface after the electroblotting, is then treated with crosslinking means such as UV radiation or a glutaraldehyde spray to chemically bind the DNA fragments to the membrane through amino groups contained on the surface. The DNA fragments chemically bound to the membrane are subjected to hybridization probing with a tagged probe specific to the sequence of the DNA fragments. The tagging may be by either fluorophores or radioisotopes. The tagged probes hybridized to the target DNA fragments are detected and read by laser induced fluorescence detection or autoradiograms. The use of aminated low fluorescent background membranes allows the use of fluorescent detection and reading even when the available amount of DNA to be sequenced is small. The DNA bound to the membranes may be reprobed numerous times. No Drawings

Caldwell, K.D.; Chu, T.J.; Pitt, W.G.

1992-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic polarizabilities: Lattice QCD in background fields  

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Chiral perturbation theory makes definitive predictions for the extrinsic behavior of hadrons in external electric and magnetic fields. Near the chiral limit, the electric and magnetic polarizabilities of pions, kaons, and nucleons are determined in terms of a few well-known parameters. In this limit, hadrons become quantum mechanically diffuse as polarizabilities scale with the inverse square-root of the quark mass. In some cases, however, such predictions from chiral perturbation theory have not compared well with experimental data. Ultimately we must turn to first principles numerical simulations of QCD to determine properties of hadrons, and confront the predictions of chiral perturbation theory. To address the electromagnetic polarizabilities, we utilize the background field technique. Restricting our attention to calculations in background electric fields, we demonstrate new techniques to determine electric polarizabilities and baryon magnetic moments for both charged and neutral states. As we can study the quark mass dependence of observables with lattice QCD, the lattice will provide a crucial test of our understanding of low-energy QCD, which will be timely in light of ongoing experiments, such as at COMPASS and HI gamma S.

W. Detmold, B.C. Tiburzi, A. Walker-Loud

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed Work Scope for the Rail Topic Group  

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Proposed Task Plan for TEC Rail Topic Group Status: Active DOE Leads: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of National Transportation, Jay Jones and Alex Thrower Start Date: September 22, 2005 Purpose: The purpose of the Transportation External Coordinating (TEC) Working Group's Rail Topic Group (RTG) is to provide stakeholder perspectives and feedback to the Office of National Transportation (ONT) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) regarding topics of common interest concerning operating practices, logistical constraints, and other rail- related issues affecting the development and deployment of a safe, secure, and efficient system for transporting spent fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a

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Preliminary Fuel Cell Manufacturing R&D Topics  

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draft research topics subject to revision prior to a solicitation being issued draft research topics subject to revision prior to a solicitation being issued May 18, 2007 FUEL CELL MANUFACTURING R & D Presently, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks are fabricated at low volume, and the costs of these stacks range from $3,000 to $5,500 per kilowatt (kW) 1 . This is 50 to 90 times the projected cost of $60 per kW 2 for the same stack technology (2006) at high volume (500,000 units). In addition, six sigma standards must be reached for fuel cell subsystems and components to be competitive with conventional power systems such as internal combustion engines. Topics I through 5 described below provide a summary of the high-priority manufacturing needs for PEM fuel cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) and stacks. The overall goal is to reduce the cost of

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Topic Area 3: National Certification Standard | Open Energy Information  

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Upper Limits on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves  

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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) has performed a third science run with much improved sensitivities of all three interferometers. We present an analysis of approximately 200 hours of data acquired during this run, used to search for a stochastic background of gravitational radiation. We place upper bounds on the energy density stored as gravitational radiation for three different spectral power laws. For the flat spectrum, our limit of Omega_0<8.4e-4 in the 69-156 Hz band is ~10^5 times lower than the previous result in this frequency range.

Abbott, B; Adhikari, R; Ageev, A; Allen, B; Amin, R; Anderson, S B; Anderson, W G; Araya, M; Armandula, H; Ashley, M; Asiri, F; Aufmuth, P; Aulbert, C; Babak, S; Balasubramanian, R; Ballmer, S; Barish, B C; Barker, C; Barker, D; Barnes, M; Barr, B; Barton, M A; Bayer, K; Beausoleil, R; Belczynski, K; Bennett, R; Berukoff, S J; Betzwieser, J; Bhawal, B; Bilenko, I A; Billingsley, G; Black, E; Blackburn, K; Blackburn, L; Bland, B; Bochner, B; Bogue, L; Bork, R; Bose, S; Brady, P R; Braginsky, V B; Brau, J E; Brown, D A; Bullington, A; Bunkowski, A; Buonanno, A; Burgess, R; Busby, D; Butler, W E; Byer, R L; Cadonati, L; Cagnoli, G; Camp, J B; Cantley, C A; Cardenas, L; Carter, K; Casey, M M; Castiglione, J; Chandler, A; Chapsky, J; Charlton, P; Chatterji, S; Chelkowski, S; Chen, Y; Chickarmane, V; Chin, D; Christensen, N; Churches, D; Cokelaer, T; Colacino, C; Coldwell, R; Coles, M; Cook, D; Corbitt, T; Coyne, D; Creighton, J D E; Creighton, T D; Crooks, D R M; Csatorday, P; Cusack, B J; Cutler, C; D'Ambrosio, E; Danzmann, K; Daw, E; De Bra, D; Delker, T; Dergachev, V; DeSalvo, R; Dhurandhar, S V; Di Credico, A; Ding, H; Drever, R W P; Dupuis, R J; Edlund, J A; Ehrens, P; Elliffe, E J; Etzel, T; Evans, M; Evans, T; Fairhurst, S; Fallnich, C; Farnham, D; Fejer, M M; Findley, T; Fine, M; Finn, L S; Franzen, K Y; Freise, A; Frey, R; Fritschel, P; Frolov, V V; Fyffe, M; Ganezer, K S; Garofoli, J; Giaime, J A; Gillespie, A; Goda, K; González, G; Goler, S; Grandclément, P; Grant, A; Gray, C; Gretarsson, A M; Grimmett, D; Grote, H; Grünewald, S; Günther, M; Gustafson, E; Gustafson, R; Hamilton, W O; Hammond, M; Hanson, J; Hardham, C; Harms, J; Harry, G; Hartunian, A; Heefner, J; Hefetz, Y; Heinzel, G; Heng, I S; Hennessy, M; Hepler, N; Heptonstall, A; Heurs, M; Hewitson, M; Hild, S; Hindman, N; Hoang, P; Hough, J; Hrynevych, M; Hua, W; Ito, M; Itoh, Y; Ivanov, A; Jennrich, O; Johnson, B; Johnson, W W; Johnston, W R; Jones, D I; Jones, L; Jungwirth, D; Kalogera, V; Katsavounidis, E; Kawabe, K; Kawamura, S; Kells, W; Kern, J; Khan, A; Killbourn, S; Killow, C J; Kim, C; King, C; King, P; Klimenko, S; Koranda, S; Kotter, K; Kovalik, Yu; Kozak, D; Krishnan, B; Landry, M; Langdale, J; Lantz, B; Lawrence, R; Lazzarini, A; Lei, M; Leonor, I; Libbrecht, K; Libson, A; Lindquist, P; Liu, S; Logan, J; Lormand, M; Lubinski, M; Luck, H; Lyons, T T; Machenschalk, B; MacInnis, M; Mageswaran, M; Mailand, K; Majid, W; Malec, M; Mann, F; Marin, A; Marka, S; Maros, E; Mason, J; Mason, K; Matherny, O; Matone, L; Mavalvala, N; McCarthy, R; McClelland, D E; McHugh, M; McNabb, J W C; Mendell, G; Mercer, R A; Meshkov, S; Messaritaki, E; Messenger, C; Mitrofanov, V P; Mitselmakher, G; Mittleman, R; Miyakawa, O; Miyoki, S; Mohanty, S; Moreno, G; Mossavi, K; Müller, G; Mukherjee, S; Murray, P; Myers, J; Nagano, S; Nash, T; Nayak, R; Newton, G; Nocera, F; Noel, J S; Nutzman, P; Olson, T; O'Reilly, B; Ottaway, D J; Ottewill, A; Ouimette, D A; Overmier, H; Owen, B J; Pan, Y; Papa, M A; Parameshwaraiah, V; Parameswariah, C; Pedraza, M; Penn, S; Pitkin, M; Plissi, M; Prix, R; Quetschke, V; Raab, F; Radkins, H; Rahkola, R; Rakhmanov, M; Rao, S R; Rawlins, K; Ray-Majumder, S; Re, V; Redding, D; Regehr, M W; Regimbau, T; Reid, S; Reilly, K T; Reithmaier, K; Reitze, D H; Richman, S; Riesen, R; Riles, K; Rivera, B; Rizzi, A; Robertson, D I; Robertson, N A; Robison, L; Roddy, S; Rollins, J; Romano, J D; Romie, J; Rong, H; Rose, D; Rotthoff, E; Rowan, S; Rüdiger, A; Russell, P; Ryan, K; Salzman, I; Sandberg, V; Sanders, G H; Sannibale, V; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P R; Savage, R; Sazonov, A; Schilling, R; Schlaufman, K; Schmidt, V; Schnabel, R; Schofield, R; Schutz, B F; Schwinberg, P; Scott, S M; Seader, S E; Searle, A C; Sears, B; Seel, S; Seifert, F; Sengupta, A S; Shapiro, C A; Shawhan, P; Shoemaker, D H; Shu, Q Z; Sibley, A; Siemens, X; Sievers, L; Sigg, D; Sintes, A M; Smith, J R; Smith, M; Smith, M R; Sneddon, P H; Spero, R; Stapfer, G; Steussy, D; Strain, K A; Strom, D; Stuver, A; Summerscales, T; Sumner, M C; Sutton, P J; Sylvestre, J; Takamori, A; Tanner, D B; Tariq, H; Taylor, I; Taylor, R; Taylor, R; Thorne, K A; Thorne, K S; Tibbits, M; Tilav, S; Tinto, M; Tokmakov, K V; Torres, C; Torrie, C; Traylor, G; Tyler, W; Ugolini, D W; Ungarelli, C; Vallisneri, M; Van Putten, M H P M; Vass, S; Vecchio, A; Veitch, J; Vorvick, C; Vyachanin, S P; Wallace, L; Walther, H; Ward, H; Ware, B; Watts, K; Webber, D; Weidner, A; Weiland, U; Weinstein, A; Weiss, R; Welling, H; Wen, L; Wen, S; Whelan, J T; Whitcomb, S E; Whiting, B F; Wiley, S; Wilkinson, C; Willems, P A; Williams, P R; Williams, R; Willke, B; Wilson, A; Winjum, B J; Winkler, W; Wise, S; Wiseman, A G; Woan, G; Wooley, R; Worden, J; Wu, W; Yakushin, I; Yamamoto, H; Yoshida, S; Zaleski, K D; Zanolin, M; Zawischa, I; Zhang, L; Zhu, R; Zotov, N P; Zucker, M; Zweizig, J

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On uncertainties associated with expected backgrounds in planned experiments  

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The expected numbers of events of several backgrounds in experiment are estimated from Monte Carlo experiments. In the analysis we take into account an integrated luminosity of Monte Carlo experiments. The expected number of events allows to construct the distribution of probabilities of number of events which in real experiment may be observed (in accordance with formulae in [1]). The formulae allow to take into account statistical uncertainty of corresponding Monte Carlo experiment. The influence of systematics is determined by additional Monte Carlo experiments with expected number of events.

Bityukov, Sergey; Smirnova, Vera [Institute for high energy physics, 142281 Protvino (Russian Federation); Krasnikov, Nikolai [Institute for nuclear research RAS, Prospect 60-letiya Octyabrya, 7a, 117312 Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Fuel Background Report Volume I  

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This report is an overview of current spent nuclear fuel management in the DOE complex. Sources of information include published literature, internal DOE documents, interviews with site personnel, and information provided by individual sites. Much of the specific information on facilities and fuels was provided by the DOE sites in response to the questionnaire for data for spent fuels and facilities data bases. This information is as accurate as is currently available, but is subject to revision pending results of further data calls. Spent fuel is broadly classified into three categories: (a) production fuels, (b) special fuels, and (c) naval fuels. Production fuels, comprising about 80% of the total inventory, are those used at Hanford and Savannah River to produce nuclear materials for defense. Special fuels are those used in a wide variety of research, development, and testing activities. Special fuels include fuel from DOE and commercial reactors used in research activities at DOE sites. Naval fuels are those developed and used for nuclear-powered naval vessels and for related research and development. Given the recent DOE decision to curtail reprocessing, the topic of main concern in the management of spent fuel is its storage. Of the DOE sites that have spent nuclear fuel, the vast majority is located at three sites-Hanford, INEL, and Savannah River. Other sites with spent fuel include Oak Ridge, West Valley, Brookhaven, Argonne, Los Alamos, and Sandia. B&W NESI Lynchburg Technology Center and General Atomics are commercial facilities with DOE fuel. DOE may also receive fuel from foreign research reactors, university reactors, and other commercial and government research reactors. Most DOE spent fuel is stored in water-filled pools at the reactor facilities. Currently an engineering study is being performed to determine the feasibility of using dry storage for DOE-owned spent fuel currently stored at various facilities. Delays in opening the deep geologic repository and the decision to phase out reprocessing of production fuels are extending the need for interim storage. The report describes the basic storage conditions and the general SNF inventory at individual DOE facilities.

Abbott, D.

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Notices Background The National Wildlife Refuge System  

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89 Federal Register 89 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 223 / Friday, November 20, 2009 / Notices Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlife-

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Federal Energy Management Program: Publications - Ordered by Topic  

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Publications - Ordered by Topic Publications - Ordered by Topic FEMP provides numerous publications and resources to assist Federal agencies in energy management initiatives. Below are a select group of these resources organized by category. For additional resources, please browse the full FEMP Web site. Annual Reports Distributed Energy Resources/ Combined Heat and Power Energy Awareness/Outreach for Federal Facilities Energy-Efficient Products Energy Savings Performance Contracts Federal Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance Federal Fleets FEMP Focus Newsletter FEMP Programs/Miscellaneous Heating and Cooling Labs21 Life-Cycle Costing Lighting New Construction/Retrofits New Technologies Operations and Maintenance Renewable Energy Sustainable Design and Operations Utility Energy Services Contracts

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Human versus machine in the topic distillation task  

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This paper reports on and discusses a set of user experiments using the TREC 2003 Web interactive track protocol. The focus is on comparing humans and machine algorithms in terms of performance in a topic distillation task. We also investigated the effect of the search results layout in supporting the users ’ effort. We have demonstrated that machines can perform nearly as well as people on the topic distillation task. Given a system tailored to the task there is significant performance improvement and finally, given a presentation that supports the task, there is strong user satisfaction.

Mingfang Wu; Gheorghe Muresan; Alistair Mclean; Muh-chyun (morris Tang; Ross Wilkinson; Yuelin Li; Hyuk-jin Lee; Nichloas J. Belkin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis  

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Analysis Analysis of Short-Bunch Production with the APS Booster and a Bunch Compressor Michael Borland, AOD/OAG ∗ August 8, 2003 1 Abstract There is significant interest among x-ray scientists in short-pulse x-rays. The x-rays from the APS ring, although very bright, are produced by an electron bunch with an rms length of more than 30 ps. Typically, it is only a linear accelerator that can produce a very short bunch. An idea was brought to my attention by Glenn Decker that might allow us to produce a short bunch using the APS booster. This idea involves extracting the beam from the booster at 3 to 4 GeV, while it is still relatively short, then compressing it with a magnetic bunch compressor. In this note, we present a preliminary analysis of this idea, along with the related idea of using a nonequilibrium beam from the APS photoinjector. 2 Background We will begin with an examination of the ideal result

328

HSS Focus Group Meeting (Topical Wrap-Up) | Department of Energy  

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

Summaries and Actions Lists Union Topical Priorities - 2008 Draft Topical Action Matrix - 2008 HSS Office of Worker Health and Safety Former WorkerEEOIPCA Activities and...

329

Microsoft Word - Security Topic Group Notes 3-14-06.doc  

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Notes from Security Topic Group Meeting March 14, 2006 Alex Thrower (OCRWMONT) welcomed the attendees to the Security Topic Group meeting and introduced new participants. He then...

330

Extracting cosmic microwave background polarisation from satellite astrophysical maps  

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We present the application of the Fast Independent Component Analysis technique for blind component separation to polarised astrophysical emission. We study how the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarised signal, consisting of $E$ and $B$ modes, can be extracted from maps affected by substantial contamination from diffuse Galactic foregrounds and instrumental noise. We perform the analysis of all sky maps simulated accordingly to the nominal performances of the Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) aboard the Planck satellite; the sky signal is modeled as a superposition of CMB, generated by a Gaussian, nearly scale invariant cosmological perturbation spectrum, and the existing simulated polarisation templates of Galactic synchrotron. Our results indicate that the angular power spectrum of CMB $E$ modes can be recovered on all scales up to $\\ell\\simeq 1000$, corresponding to the fourth acoustic oscillation, while $B$ modes can be detected, up to their turnover at $\\ell\\simeq 100$ if cosmological tensor amplitude...

Baccigalupi, C; De Zotti, G; Smoot, G F; Burigana, C; Maino, D; Bedini, L; Salerno, E

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Decision Analysis for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal...  

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Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and DevelopmentAnalysis Project Type Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis Project Description The result of the proposed...

332

Group and topic discovery from relations and text  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a probabilistic generative model of entity relationships and textual attributes that simultaneously discovers groups among the entities and topics among the corresponding text. Block-models of relationship data have been studied in social ... Keywords: graphical models, relational learning, text modeling

Xuerui Wang; Natasha Mohanty; Andrew McCallum

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Trendy Bugs Topic Trends in the Android Bug Reports  

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Trendy Bugs Topic Trends in the Android Bug Reports Lee Martie, Vijay Krishna Palepu, Hitesh {lmartie, vpalepu, hsajnani, lopes}@ics.uci.edu Abstract--Studying vast volumes of bug and issue public issue tracker. This informs us of the features or parts of the project that are more problematic

Jones, James A.

334

EECS 598 Special Topic Electricity Networks and Markets  

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and day-ahead markets, energy and capacity markets, bilateral trading, and markets for ancillary services, bilateral trading, energy and capacity markets, ancillary service markets, trading over transmissionEECS 598 Special Topic Electricity Networks and Markets Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-10:30am Winter

Hiskens, Ian A.

335

Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Potential of Biochar CCSF Topical Lunch  

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Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Potential of Biochar CCSF Topical Lunch November 19, 2008 discussed such as Hatch fund ­ multi-state (specifically with Anthony Hay and ecotoxicity and biochar for remediation research) Agricultural Companies, fertilizer companies ­ biochar could be seen as a co- product

Angenent, Lars T.

336

Ad hoc retrieval of documents with topical opinion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With a growing amount of subjective content distributed across the Web, there is a need for a domain-independent information retrieval system that would support ad hoc retrieval of documents expressing opinions on a specific topic of the user's query. ...

Jason Skomorowski; Olga Vechtomova

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Developing learning strategies for topic-based summarization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most up-to-date well-behaved topic-based summarization systems are built upon the extractive framework. They score the sentences based on the associated features by manually assigning or experimentally tuning the weights of the features. In this paper, ... Keywords: document summarization, support vector regression

You Ouyang; Sujian Li; Wenjie Li

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Probabilistic models of ranking novel documents for faceted topic retrieval  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traditional models of information retrieval assume documents are independently relevant. But when the goal is retrieving diverse or novel information about a topic, retrieval models need to capture dependencies between documents. Such tasks require alternative ... Keywords: diversity, information retrieval, novelty, probabilistic models

Ben Carterette; Praveen Chandar

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

A Scalable Topic-Based Open Source Search Engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Site-based or topic-specific search engines work with mixed success because of the general difficulty of the information retrieval task, and the lack of good link information to allow authorities to be identified. We are advocating an open source approach ...

Wray Buntine; Jaakko Lofstrom; Jukka Perkio; Sami Perttu; Vladimir Poroshin; Tomi Silander; Henry Tirri; Antti Tuominen; Ville Tuulos

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Accelerators, Beams And Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators And Beams  

SciTech Connect

Accelerator science and technology have evolved as accelerators became larger and important to a broad range of science. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams was established to serve the accelerator community as a timely, widely circulated, international journal covering the full breadth of accelerators and beams. The history of the journal and the innovations associated with it are reviewed.

Siemann, R.H.; /SLAC

2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Subsite Retrieval: A Novel Concept for Topic Distillation  

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Abstract. Topic distillation is one of the main information needs when users search the Web. In previous approaches to topic distillation, the single page was treated as the basic searching unit. This strategy is inherited from general information retrieval, which has not fully utilized the structure information of the Web. In this paper, we propose a novel concept for topic distillation, named subsite retrieval, in which the basic searching unit is the subsite instead of the single page. As indicated by the name, the subsite is a subset of website, consisting of a structural collection of pages. The key of subsite retrieval is to extract effective features to represent a subsite by utilizing both the content in each page and the structural information in the subsite. Specifically, we propose a so-called PI algorithm for this purpose, which is based on the modeling of website growth. Testing on the topic distillation task of TREC 2003 and TREC 2004, subsite retrieval gets significant improvement of retrieval performance over the previous single page based methods. 1

Tao Qin; Tie-yan Liu; Xu-dong Zhang; Guang Feng

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Discriminating between a Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background and Instrument Noise  

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The detection of a stochastic background of gravitational waves could significantly impact our understanding of the physical processes that shaped the early Universe. The challenge lies in separating the cosmological signal from other stochastic processes such as instrument noise and astrophysical foregrounds. One approach is to build two or more detectors and cross correlate their output, thereby enhancing the common gravitational wave signal relative to the uncorrelated instrument noise. When only one detector is available, as will likely be the case with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), alternative analysis techniques must be developed. Here we show that models of the noise and signal transfer functions can be used to tease apart the gravitational and instrument noise contributions. We discuss the role of gravitational wave insensitive "null channels" formed from particular combinations of the time delay interferometry, and derive a new combination that maintains this insensitivity for unequal arm length detectors. We show that, in the absence of astrophysical foregrounds, LISA could detect signals with energy densities as low as $\\Omega_{\\rm gw} = 6 \\times 10^{-13}$ with just one month of data. We describe an end-to-end Bayesian analysis pipeline that is able to search for, characterize and assign confidence levels for the detection of a stochastic gravitational wave background, and demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach using simulated data from the third round of Mock LISA Data Challenges.

Matthew R. Adams; Neil J. Cornish

2010-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

343

../fusion/templates/mapguide/maroon/css/maroon_fusion.css background-image: url(../images/background.gif);  

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../fusion/templates/mapguide/maroon/css/maroon_fusion.css body { background-image: url(../images/background.gif); ../fusion/templates/mapguide/maroon/css/ maroon_fusion.css body { background-color: #3e5c5f; ../fusion/templates/mapguide/maroon/css/ maroon_fusion.css #ToolbarVertical { background: #500000; maroon_fusion.css #Toolbar { background

Ahmad, Sajjad

344

Making Africa's Power Sector Sustainable: An Analysis of Power...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Sector: Energy Topics: Market analysis, Policiesdeployment programs, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, -...

345

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) FY 2014 Phase I topics for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  

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Selected Selected topic and subtopics contained in this document are designated as Technology Transfer Opportunities (TTOs).

346

An n-gram topic model for time-stamped documents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a topic model that captures the temporal dynamics in the text data along with topical phrases. Previous approaches have relied upon bag-of-words assumption to model such property in a corpus. This has resulted in an inferior performance ... Keywords: bayesian inference, collapsed gibbs sampling, n-gram words, temporal data, topic model, topics over time

Shoaib Jameel; Wai Lam

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Blogger, stick to your story: modeling topical noise in blogs with coherence measures  

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Topical noise in blogs arises when bloggers digress from the central topical thrust of their blogs. We introduce a method to explicitly incorporate a model of topical noise into a language modeling approach to the task of blog distillation. Topical noise ... Keywords: blog distillation, coherence measures, language models

Jiyin He; Wouter Weerkamp; Martha Larson; Maarten de Rijke

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Derivation of 24-Hour Average SO2, Background for the Update 1 Report |  

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

Derivation of 24-Hour Average SO2, Background for the Update 1 Derivation of 24-Hour Average SO2, Background for the Update 1 Report Derivation of 24-Hour Average SO2, Background for the Update 1 Report Docket No. EO-05-01. As supporting documentation for "Update 1 to: A Dispersion Modeling Analysis of Downwash from Mirant's Potomac River Power Plant: Modeling Unit 1 Emissions in a Cycling Mode" this memo documents the fact that the observed 24-hour SO2 background concentrations during periods when meteorological conditions produce the highest impacts from Unit 1. Derivation of 24-Hour Average SO2, Background for the Update 1 Report More Documents & Publications Review of the ENSR Report Titled "Update 1 to: A Dispersion Modeling Analysis of Downwash from Mirant's Potomac River Power Plant"

349

Aging Management of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures - Overview and Suggested Research Topics  

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Nuclear power plant concrete structures are described and their operating experience noted. Primary considerations related to management of their aging are noted and an indication of their status provided: degradation mechanisms, damage models, and material performance; assessment and remediation (i.e., component selection, in-service inspection, nondestructive examinations, and remedial actions); and estimation of performance at present or some future point in time (i.e., application of structural reliability theory to the design and optimization of in-service inspection/maintenance strategies, and determination of the effects of degradation on plant risk). Several activities are identified that provide background information and data on areas of concern with respect to nondestructive examination of nuclear power plant concrete structures: inspection of thick-walled, heavily-reinforced sections, basemats, and inaccessible areas of the containment metallic pressure boundary. Topics are noted where additional research would be of benefit to aging management of nuclear power plant concrete structures.

Naus, Dan J [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Task 23 - background report on subsurface environmental issues relating to natural gas sweetening and dehydration operations. Topical report, February 1, 1994--February 28, 1996  

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This report describes information pertaining to environmental issues, toxicity, environmental transport, and fate of alkanolamines and glycols associated with natural gas sweetening and dehydration operations. Waste management associated with the operations is also discussed.

Sorensen, J.A.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

351

Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas Topic Group Meeting Participants were:  

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

Notes Tuesday, January 20, 1998 8:00-11:30 a.m. Notes Tuesday, January 20, 1998 8:00-11:30 a.m. Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Audrey Adamson, UETC Daren Gilbert, State of Nevada James Baranski, State of New York Phil Marbut, Canadian Pacific Railway Kevin Blackwell, US DOT/FRA Bruce Marriott, US DOT/FRA Mike Butler, UETC Kevin Miller, CSX Transportation Sandy Covi, Union Pacific RR Markus Popa, US DOE-OCRWM Ray English, US DOE-NR David Schoendorfer, Norfolk Southern RR Bob Fronczak, AAR John Tijan, US DOT/FRA The group convened at approximately 8:00 a.m. Mr. Butler distributed a meeting agenda, welcomed participants and introduced himself as the new Rail Topic Group lead and facilitator. He introduced Item I, "Existing Business"; specifically the two matrices tasked to the Group by

352

Environment/Health/Safety/Security (EHSS): Tool Box Safety Topics  

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Tool Box Safety Topics Tool Box Safety Topics A Review of Haz com standards A Single Second Accident Prevention Acetone Use and Care Aerial Work Platforms Afterthoughts and Regrets Alcohol & the Job Allergies, Antihistamines Appreciating the Hazards, Oxyacetylene Attitude and Behavior Avoid Common Office Injuries Avoiding Electrical Shocks Back Care Back Injury Prevention Backing into Trouble Basic Machine Safety Battery Charging Hazards Be Cautious with Sulfuric Acid Be Prepared for Emergencies Bench & Pedestal Grinders Blood Borne Pathogens Carbon Monoxide Care for Half-Mask Respirators Carelessness Cargo Dock Safety CDT's-How you prevent them Chocking and Blocking Cold Medication.Drowsiness Cold Weather Hazards for Propane Powered Vehicles Come-a-Longs, Hoists & Chains Common Sense & Accidents

353

Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules  

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5/21/07 TOPICINDEXTODOEADMINSCHEDULES 5/21/07 TOPICINDEXTODOEADMINSCHEDULES Topic Index to the DOE Administrative Records Disposition Schedules (excluding the GRS Schedules) Topic Schedule Item [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z] A Academic/Outreach Program 1 44 Access Request Files 18 6 Accountable Officers' Files 6 1 Accounting Administrative Files 6 5 Administrative Claims Files 6 10 Administrative Training Records 1 29.2 Administrative Issuances 16 1 Administrative - All Other copies of Administrative Issuances 16 1.6 Administrative Grievance, Disciplinary, and Adverse Action Files 1 30 Americans with Disabilities Act 1 42 Apprenticeship Program Files 1 45 Architectural Models 17 7

354

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail | Department of Energy  

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Rail Rail TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail The Rail Topic Group has the responsibility to identify and discuss current issues and concerns regarding rail transportation of radioactive materials by the Department of Energy (DOE). The group's current task is to examine different aspects of rail transportation including inspections, tracking and radiation monitoring, planning and process, and review of lessons learned. Ultimately, the main goal for members will be to assist in the identification of potential rail routes for shipments to Yucca Mountain, in a manner that will contribute to a safe, dynamic, and flexible transportation system. The identification of potential routes from reactor sites and DOE facilities will serve as an important first step in transportation planning, examining alternative routes, and getting feedback

355

Basin-Scale Opportunity Assessment Initiative Background Literature Review  

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As called for in the March 24, 2010, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hydropower, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), environmental stakeholders, and the hydropower industry are collaborating to identify opportunities to simultaneously increase electricity generation and improve environmental services in river basins of the United States. New analytical tools provide an improved ability to understand, model, and visualize environmental and hydropower systems. Efficiencies and opportunities that might not be apparent in site-by-site analyses can be revealed through assessments at the river-basin scale. Information from basin-scale assessments could lead to better coordination of existing hydropower projects, or to inform siting decisions (e.g., balancing the removal of some dams with the construction of others), in order to meet renewable energy production and environmental goals. Basin-scale opportunity assessments would inform energy and environmental planning and address the cumulative effects of hydropower development and operations on river basin environmental quality in a way that quantifies energy-environment tradeoffs. Opportunity assessments would create information products, develop scenarios, and identify specific actions that agencies, developers, and stakeholders can take to locate new sustainable hydropower projects, increase the efficiency and environmental performance of existing projects, and restore and protect environmental quality in our nation's river basins. Government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO) have done significant work to understand and assess opportunities for both hydropower and environmental protection at the basin scale. Some initiatives have been successful, others less so, and there is a need to better understand the legacy of work on which this current project can build. This background literature review is intended to promote that understanding. The literature review begins with a discussion in Section 2.0 of the Federal regulatory processes and mission areas pertaining to hydropower siting and licensing at the basin scale. This discussion of regulatory processes and mission areas sets the context for the next topic in Section 3.0, past and ongoing basin-scale hydropower planning and assessment activities. The final sections of the literature review provide some conclusions about past and ongoing basin-scale activities and their relevance to the current basin-scale opportunity assessment (Section 4.0), and a bibliography of existing planning and assessment documents (Section 5.0).

Saulsbury, Bo [ORNL; Geerlofs, Simon H. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Cada, Glenn F [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Basin-Scale Opportunity Assessment Initiative Background Literature Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As called for in the March 24, 2010, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Hydropower, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), environmental stakeholders, and the hydropower industry are collaborating to identify opportunities to simultaneously increase electricity generation and improve environmental services in river basins of the United States. New analytical tools provide an improved ability to understand, model, and visualize environmental and hydropower systems. Efficiencies and opportunities that might not be apparent in site-by-site analyses can be revealed through assessments at the river-basin scale. Information from basin-scale assessments could lead to better coordination of existing hydropower projects, or to inform siting decisions (e.g., balancing the removal of some dams with the construction of others), in order to meet renewable energy production and environmental goals. Basin-scale opportunity assessments would inform energy and environmental planning and address the cumulative effects of hydropower development and operations on river basin environmental quality in a way that quantifies energy-environment tradeoffs. Opportunity assessments would create information products, develop scenarios, and identify specific actions that agencies, developers, and stakeholders can take to locate new sustainable hydropower projects, increase the efficiency and environmental performance of existing projects, and restore and protect environmental quality in our nation's river basins. Government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGO) have done significant work to understand and assess opportunities for both hydropower and environmental protection at the basin scale. Some initiatives have been successful, others less so, and there is a need to better understand the legacy of work on which this current project can build. This background literature review is intended to promote that understanding. The literature review begins with a discussion in Section 2.0 of the Federal regulatory processes and mission areas pertaining to hydropower siting and licensing at the basin scale. This discussion of regulatory processes and mission areas sets the context for the next topic in Section 3.0, past and ongoing basin-scale hydropower planning and assessment activities. The final sections of the literature review provide some conclusions about past and ongoing basin-scale activities and their relevance to the current basin-scale opportunity assessment (Section 4.0), and a bibliography of existing planning and assessment documents (Section 5.0).

Saulsbury, Bo [ORNL; Geerlofs, Simon H. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Cada, Glenn F [ORNL; Bevelhimer, Mark S [ORNL

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Turbine-Generator Topics for Plant Engineers: Residual Magnetism  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The undesirable magnetization of components of rotating equipment used in the generation of electric power is a problem that has been recognized for many years; but wide understanding of the origins, detection techniques, remediation, and avoidance principles of residual magnetization has been lacking. As part of the series Turbine-Generator Topics for Plant Engineers, EPRI commissioned this report with the purpose of providing engineers active in the operation and maintenance of power ...

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

358

Community Structure and Topical Differentiation in European RTD Collaborations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate research and development collaborations under the EU Framework Programs (FPs) for Research and Technological Development. The collaborations in the FPs give rise to bipartite networks, with edges existing between projects and the organizations taking part in them. A version of the modularity measure, adapted to bipartite networks, is presented. Communities are found so as to maximize the bipartite modularity. Projects in the resulting communities are shown to be topically differentiated.

Barber, Michael J; Streit, Ludwig; Strogan, Oleg

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Large-Angular-Scale Anisotropy in the Cosmic Background Radiation  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

We report the results of an extended series of airborne measurements of large-angular-scale anisotropy in the 3 K cosmic background radiation. Observations were carried out with a dual-antenna microwave radiometer operating at 33 GHz (.089 cm wavelength) flown on board a U-2 aircraft to 20 km altitude. In eleven flights, between December 1976 and May 1978, the radiometer measured differential intensity between pairs of directions distributed over most of the northern hemisphere with an rms sensitivity of 47 mK Hz{sup 1?}. The measurements how clear evidence of anisotropy that is readily interpreted as due to the solar motion relative to the sources of the radiation. The anisotropy is well fit by a first order spherical harmonic of amplitude 360{+ or -}50km sec{sup -1} toward the direction 11.2{+ or -}0.5 hours of right ascension and 19 {+ or -}8 degrees declination. A simultaneous fit to a combined hypotheses of dipole and quadrupole angular distributions places a 1 mK limit on the amplitude of most components of quadrupole anisotropy with 90% confidence. Additional analysis places a 0.5 mK limit on uncorrelated fluctuations (sky-roughness) in the 3 K background on an angular scale of the antenna beam width, about 7 degrees.

Gorenstein, M. V.; Smoot, G. F.

1980-05-00T23:59:59.000Z

360

Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background  

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Research and Background to someone by E-mail Research and Background to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background

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361

DOE Transportation Protocols Topic Group Conference Call Summary May 13,  

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

Conference Call Summary May 13, Conference Call Summary May 13, 1999 The Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG) Protocols Topic Group held a conference call on May 13, 1999, to discuss the status of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) transportation protocols currently under development, and related issues. Participants on the call included: Mona Williams, DOE National Transportation Program-Albuquerque; Ken Niles, Oregon representative, Western Interstate Energy Board; Phillip Paull, Council of State Governments-Northeastern Conference; Ron Ross, Western Governors' Association; Lisa Sattler, Council of State Governments-Midwestern Office; Alex Thrower, Urban Energy & Transportation Corporation (UETC); and Elissa Turner, DOE-Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.

362

TRIBAL ISSUES TOPIC GROUP MEETING SUMMARY JULY 13, 1999 Crowne  

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

JULY 13, 1999 Crowne JULY 13, 1999 Crowne Plaza Center City Hotel, Philadelphia, PA Kevin Blackwell (U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Rail Administration) (DOT/FRA) presented an overview of the topic group's discussion. The status of the DOT/FRA's response to DOE's inquiry about the tribal right to inspect rail shipments is still an open issue. At the time of the July meeting, the response was in the final stages of review in the Secretary of Transportation's Legal Division. The response will be forwarded to DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The draft response is an

363

 Topic Group Reports  DOE Program Summaries  

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

1999 Meeting 1999 Meeting  Topic Group Reports  DOE Program Summaries  Discussion of SNF Storage Initiatives & Transportations Issues  Discussion of WIPP Opening  Summary of Breakout Sessions The Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working Group held its 15th semi-annual meeting July 14-15, 1999 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 150 members, participants, and observers representing state, tribal, and local governments, regional groups, industry and professional organizations, and the Department of Energy (DOE) met to address a variety of issues related to DOE's transportation activities for radioactive materials. A number of Departmental programs with transportation components were

364

DOE Transportation Protocols Topic Group Jacksonville, Florida January 20,  

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

Jacksonville, Florida January 20, Jacksonville, Florida January 20, 1999 Meeting Notes and Action Items: The first meeting of the Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG) Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation Protocols Topic Group was held at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel in Jacksonville, FL on January 20, 1999. Mona Williams, Director of DOE's National Transportation Program, Albuquerque Office, welcomed the participants and asked them to introduce themselves (a list of participants with affiliations and addresses is attached). Following the roundtable introductions, Ms. Williams briefly stated the meeting's purpose, which was to discuss the process of protocols development and how review and input from TEC/WG participants could enhance

365

Extracting cosmic microwave background polarization from satelliteastrophysical maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present the application of the fast independent component analysis (FASTICA) technique for blind component separation to polarized astrophysical emission. We study how the cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarized signal, consisting of E and B modes, can be extracted from maps affected by substantial contamination from diffuse Galactic foreground emission and instrumental noise. We implement Monte Carlo chains varying the CMB and noise realizations in order to assess the average capabilities of the algorithm and their variance. We perform the analysis of all-sky maps simulated according to the Planck satellite capabilities, modeling the sky signal as a superposition of the CMB and of the existing simulated polarization templates of Galactic synchrotron. Our results indicate that the angular power spectrum of CMB E mode can be recovered on all scales up to lsimilar or equal to 1000, corresponding to the fourth acoustic oscillation, while the B-mode power spectrum can be detected, up to its turnover at lsimilar or equal to 100, if the ratio of tensor to scalar contributions to the temperature quadrupole exceeds 30 per cent. The power spectrum of the cross-correlation between total intensity and polarization, TE, can be recovered up to lsimilar or equal to 1200, corresponding to the seventh TE acoustic oscillation.

Baccigalpi, C.; Perrotta, F.; Zotti, G.D.; Smoot, G.F.; Burigana,C.; Maino, D.; Bedini, L.; Salerno, E.

2004-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

366

Extracting cosmic microwave background polarisation from satellite astrophysical maps  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the application of the Fast Independent Component Analysis ({\\ica}) technique for blind component separation to polarized astrophysical emission. We study how the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarized signal, consisting of $E$ and $B$ modes, can be extracted from maps affected by substantial contamination from diffuse Galactic foreground emission and instrumental noise. {We implement Monte Carlo chains varying the CMB and noise realizations in order to asses the average capabilities of the algorithm and their variance.} We perform the analysis of all sky maps simulated according to the {\\sc Planck} satellite capabilities, modelling the sky signal as a superposition of the CMB and of the existing simulated polarization templates of Galactic synchrotron. Our results indicate that the angular power spectrum of CMB $E$-mode can be recovered on all scales up to $\\ell\\simeq 1000$, corresponding to the fourth acoustic oscillation, while the $B$-mode power spectrum can be detected, up to its turnover at $\\ell\\simeq 100$, if the ratio of tensor to scalar contributions to the temperature quadrupole exceeds 30%. The power spectrum of the cross correlation between total intensity and polarization, $TE$, can be recovered up to $\\ell\\simeq 1200$, corresponding to the seventh $TE$ acoustic oscillation.

C. Baccigalupi; F. Perrotta; G. De Zotti; G. F. Smoot; C. Burigana; D. Maino; L. Bedini; E. Salerno

2002-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

367

Making maps of the cosmic microwave background: The MAXIMAexample  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work describes cosmic microwave background (CMB) data analysis algorithms and their implementations, developed to produce a pixelized map of the sky and a corresponding pixel-pixel noise correlation matrix from time ordered data for a CMB mapping experiment. We discuss in turn algorithms for estimating noise properties from the time ordered data, techniques for manipulating the time ordered data, and a number of variants of the maximum likelihood map-making procedure. We pay particular attention to issues pertinent to real CMB data, and present ways of incorporating them within the framework of maximum likelihood map making. Making a map of the sky is shown to be not only an intermediate step rendering an image of the sky, but also an important diagnostic stage, when tests for and/or removal of systematic effects can efficiently be performed. The case under study is the MAXEMA-I data set. However, the methods discussed are expected to be applicable to the analysis of other current and forthcoming CMB experiments.

Stompor, R.; Balbi, A.; Borrill, J.D.; Ferreira, P.G.; Hanany,S.; Jaffe, A.H.; Lee, A.T.; Oh, S.; Rabii, B.; Richards, P.L.; Smoot,G.F.; Winant, C.D.; Wu, J.H.P.

2001-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

368

Study of alpha background in a dark matter detector  

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Alpha background, specifically from radon and its progeny in the uranium and thorium chains, has been a major issue in dark matter detectors. This work focuses on alpha background presence in the DMTPC experiment by examining ...

Yegoryan, Hayk

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Passive background correction method for spatially resolved detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for passive background correction during spatially or angularly resolved detection of emission that is based on the simultaneous acquisition of both the passive background spectrum and the spectrum of the target of interest.

Schmitt, Randal L. (Tijeras, NM); Hargis, Jr., Philip J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

370

Background division, a suitable technique for moving object detection  

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Nowadays, background model does not have any robust solution and constitutes one of the main problems in surveillance systems. Researchers are working in several approaches in order to get better background pixel models. This is a previous step to apply ...

Walter Izquierdo-Guerra; Edel García-Reyes

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Special Topics on Energy Use in Household Transportation  

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

Home Page Welcome to the Energy Information Administration's Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Home Page. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Home Page Welcome to the Energy Information Administration's Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Home Page. If you need assistance in viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800 Home > Transportation Home Page > Special Topics Special Topics Change in Method for Estimating Fuel Economy for the 1988 and subsequent RTECS (Released 09/12/2000) Can Household Members Accurately Report How Many Miles Their Vehicles Are Driven? (Released 08/03/2000) Calculate your Regional Gasoline Costs of Driving using the “Transportation Calculator” updated for new model years! Choose your car or SUV and see the gasoline part of the cost of driving in various parts of the country using EIA's current weekly prices. This application uses DOE/EPA's Fuel Economy Guide to set the MPG, but you can change it to compare your estimate of your car's mpg to the average of everyone else who takes the test. (Released 04/11/2000; Updated Yearly for Fuel Economies and Weekly for Fuel Prices)

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UNEP-Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database | Open Energy Information  

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UNEP-Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database UNEP-Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database (Redirected from UNEP Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNEP Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database Agency/Company /Organization: UNEP-Risoe Centre Topics: Finance, Market analysis, Background analysis Website: cdmpipeline.org/ References: CDM/JI Pipeline Homepage [1] "The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all CDM/JI projects that have been sent for validation/determination. It also contains the baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOEs and several analyses." [1] References ↑ 1.0 1.1 [1] Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=UNEP-Risoe_CDM/JI_Pipeline_Analysis_and_Database&oldid=383313"

373

Role of Background in the CERCLA Cleanup Program  

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Background in the CERCLA Cleanup Program Background in the CERCLA Cleanup Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Office of Emergency and Remedial Response April 26, 2002 OSWER 9285.6-07P OSWER 9285.6-07P page 2 of 13 Table of Contents Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 of 13 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 of 13 Definitions of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5 of 13 Consideration of Background in Risk Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 of 13 Consideration of Background in Risk Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 of 13 Consideration of Background in Risk Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 of 13 Hypothetical Case Examples .

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Geotechnical support and topical studies for nuclear waste geologic repositories: Annual report, fiscal year 1987  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This multidisciplinary project was initiated in fiscal year 1986. It comprises 11 reports in two major interrelated tasks: The technical assistance part of the project includes reviewing the progress of the major projects in the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive waste Management (OCRWM) Program and advising the Engineering and Geotechnology Division on significant technical issues facing each project; analyzing geotechnical data, reports, tests, surveys and plans for the different projects; reviewing and commenting on major technical reports and other program documents such as Site Characterization Plans (SCP) and Study Plans; and providing scientific and technical input at technical meetings. The topical studies activity comprises studies on scientific and technical ions and issues of significance to in-situ testing, test analysis methods, and site characterization of nuclear waste geologic repositories. The subjects of study were selected based on discussions with DOE staff. One minor topic is a preliminary consideration and planning exercise for postclosure monitoring studies. The major task, with subtasks involving various geoscience disciplines, is a study of the mechanical, hydraulic, geophysical and geochemical properties of fractures in geologic rock masses.

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1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Geo topic model: joint modeling of user's activity area and interests for location recommendation  

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This paper proposes a method that analyzes the location log data of multiple users to recommend locations to be visited. The method uses our new topic model, called Geo Topic Model, that can jointly estimate both the user's interests and activity area ... Keywords: location recommendation, topic model

Takeshi Kurashima; Tomoharu Iwata; Takahide Hoshide; Noriko Takaya; Ko Fujimura

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Identifying the optimal set of parameters for new topic identification through experimental design  

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Users are interested in multiple topics during a search session, and identifying the boundaries of search sessions is an important task. This study proposes to use neural networks for defining the topic boundaries in search engine transaction logs, and ... Keywords: ANOVA, Experimental design, Neural network, Search engine, Session identification, Topic identification

Seda Ozmutlu

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Southeast European Regional Electricity Market Analysis | Open Energy  

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Electricity Market Analysis Electricity Market Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Name Southeast European Regional Electricity Market analysis Agency/Company /Organization Argonne National Laboratory Partner United States Agency for International Development, Montgomery Watson Harza Sector Energy Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Website http://www.dis.anl.gov/news/Ba UN Region "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

378

Microsoft Word - 40913 Topical Report Task 1.doc  

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GAS TURBINE REHEAT USING IN-SITU COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE REHEAT USING IN-SITU COMBUSTION Topical Report: Task 1 - Blade Path Aerodynamics by T.E. Lippert D.M. Bachovchin April 30, 2004 Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-00NT40913 Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation 4400 Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32826 and P.G.A. Cizmas Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-3141 Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P. O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 Charles Alsup - DOE/NETL Project Manager ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. Neither the United States nor the United States Department of Energy, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal

379

Topic Area 1: Technology Demonstration Projects | Open Energy Information  

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1: Technology Demonstration Projects 1: Technology Demonstration Projects Jump to: navigation, search Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Topic Area 1: Technology Demonstration Projects Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026 further results","default":"","geoservice":"google","zoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","forceshow":true,"showtitle":true,"hidenamespace":false,"template":false,"title":"","label":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"locations":[{"text":"

380

TRIBAL ISSUES TOPIC GROUP MEETING SUMMARY JACKSONVILLE, FL  

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

JACKSONVILLE, FL JACKSONVILLE, FL JANUARY 20, 1999 Mr. Kevin Blackwell (USDOT/FRA) updated the group on the status of the DOT response to DOE's inquiry about the tribal right to inspect rail shipments. The response was in the final stages of review in the General Counsel's office and is expected by July 1999. The Group has added a representative from the NRC General Counsel's office, as a topic group member, to help keep abreast of developments in the NRC's upcoming draft rulemaking regarding tribes and advanced notification. The group also discussed the research that has been conducted on the issue of developing a "umbrella grant" from DOE to states and tribes. Tribes concerns differ from State concerns because of disparities in available infrastructure to administer grants and funding equity issues.

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381

June2004TopicalReportANS-Drilling.doc  

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Drilling and Data Acquisition Planning Drilling and Data Acquisition Planning Topical Report Cooperative Agreement Award Number DE-FC-01NT41332 Submitted to the United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory ADD Document Control by BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. Robert Hunter (Principal Investigator) P.O. Box 196612 Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6612 Email: hunterrb@bp.com robert.hunter@asrcenergy.com Tel: (907)-339-6377 with University of Alaska Fairbanks Shirish Patil (Principal Investigator) 425 Duckering Building P.O. Box 755880 Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5880 and Arizona Board of Regents University of Arizona, Tucson Robert Casavant (Principal Investigator) Dept. Mining and Geological Engineering Rm. 245, Mines and Metallurgy Bldg. #12 1235 E. North Campus Dr., POB 210012

382

Topic B Awardee: Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council |  

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

Eastern Interconnection States' Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council Topic B Awardee: Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council The Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council (EISPC) is an historic endeavor initially funded by an award from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to a provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The goal is to create an unprecedented collaborative among the states in the Eastern Interconnection. Comprised of public utility commissions, Governors' offices, energy offices, and other key government representatives, this collaboration will foster and produce consistent and coordinated direction to the regional and interconnection-level analyses and planning. Significant state input and direction increases the probability that the outputs will be useful to the

383

Black Holes at Future Colliders and Beyond: a Topical Review  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the most dramatic consequences of low-scale (~1 TeV) quantum gravity in models with large or warped extra dimension(s) is copious production of mini black holes at future colliders and in ultra-high-energy cosmic ray collisions. Hawking radiation of these black holes is expected to be constrained mainly to our three-dimensional world and results in rich phenomenology. In this topical review we discuss the current status of astrophysical observations of black holes and selected aspects of mini black hole phenomenology, such as production at colliders and in cosmic rays, black hole decay properties, Hawking radiation as a sensitive probe of the dimensionality of extra space, as well as an exciting possibility of finding new physics in the decays of black holes.

Greg Landsberg

2006-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

384

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Manual Review | Department of Energy  

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Manual Review Manual Review TEC Working Group Topic Groups Manual Review This group is responsible for the update of DOE Manual 460.2-1, Radioactive Material Transportation Practices Manual. This manual was issued on September 23, 2002, and establishes a set of standard transportation practices for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs to use in planning and executing offsite shipments of radioactive materials including radioactive waste. The manual was developed in response to recommendations from various DOE programs and external stakeholders. A writing group was convened to evaluate the shipping practices being used or planned for use throughout the Department, document them, and, where appropriate, standardize them. The results of this effort are reflected

385

Assessment of the Surface Source Approach in 3-D Fusion Neutronics Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear Analysis & Experiments / Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 2)

T. D. Bohm; B. Smith; M. E. Sawan; P. P. H. Wilson

386

DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009  

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

July July 1, 2009 DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009 Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) - August 26, 2009 This procedure describes how topical committees are organized and recognized under the Technical Standards Program. This procedure applies to all DOE Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as "DOE Components") working to the latest revision of DOE Order 252.1, "Technical Standards Program." DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009 More Documents & Publications DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1, 2000 TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES

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DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1,  

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

August 1, 2000 DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1, 2000 Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) This procedure describes how topical committees are organized and recognized under the Technical Standards Program. This procedure applies to all DOE Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as "DOE Components") working to the latest revision of DOE Order 252.1, "Technical Standards Program." DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - August 1, 2000 More Documents & Publications TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES DOE-TSPP-11, Technical Standards Program Topical Committees - July 1, 2009

388

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures - TMS  

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Feb 7, 2007 ... Topic Title: OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures ... and the RAM available to perform a simulation spans somewhere between three ...

389

Microsoft PowerPoint - Powerpoint_Background.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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g g Radiation Radiation Radiation is everywhere Cosmic Inhaled Radon Inhaled Radon Bodies Plants Bodies Radioactive Elements We live in a sea of radiation... Rocks BACKGROUND RADIATION BACKGROUND RADIATION The average background radiation per person is 370 millirems per person is 370 millirems (mrem) per year. This varies widely depending on where someone lives and their someone lives, and their occupation, health and lifestyle. Background Radiation g Most background radiation is g natural. It is part of nat re It is part of nature. It has always been here. y People have always lived with it. Radiation comes from space- sun and cosmic rays Because this type of radiation is somewhat shielded by the atmosphere, y p the dose is higher at higher altitudes Background Radiation Exposure at Different Elevations

390

Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic3 | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

391

Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2 | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

392

Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic1 | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

393

Materials for Nuclear Power: Digital Resource Center Text Topic - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

May 21, 2007 ... Total Systems Performance Assessment (TSPA) analysis has indicated that major radionuclides contributing to dose are technetium, iodine, ...

394

World Oil Transit Chokepoints Background - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

‹ Countries World Oil Transit Chokepoints Last Updated: August 22, 2012 full report Background World oil chokepoints for maritime transit of oil are a critical part ...

395

Background | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Frontier Intensity Frontier Cosmic Frontier Theoretical Physics Advanced Technology R&D Accelerator R&D Stewardship Mission Background HEP Accelerator R&D Expertise...

396

‹ Countries East China Sea Background - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

‹ Countries East China Sea Last Updated: September 25, 2012 Background Although the East China Sea may have abundant oil and natural gas resources, unresolved

397

A Summary of Fault Recurrence and Strain Rates in the Vicinity of the Hanford Site--Topical Report  

SciTech Connect

This document is one in a series of topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of the Hanford Site. The purpose of this report is to summarize available data and analyses relevant to fault recurrence and strain rates within the Yakima Fold Belt. Strain rates have met with contention in the expert community and may have a significant potential for impact on the seismic hazard estimate at the Hanford Site. This report identifies the alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, suggests some prospective approaches to reducing uncertainties about earthquake recurrence rates for the Yakima Fold Belt.

Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Winsor, Kelsey; Unwin, Stephen D.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Background Long history of research and education in "nuclear  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

). #12;Master Programme in Nuclear Engineering · Coupling education ­ research (reactor physics#12;Background · Long history of research and education in "nuclear engineering" at Chalmers. · "Nuclear engineering" = multi-disciplinary research area. #12;Background Establishment of the Sustainable

Lemurell, Stefan

399

Cosmic microwave background map-making at the petascale and beyond  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analysis of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) observations is a long-standing computational challenge, driven by the exponential growth in the size of the data sets being gathered. Since this growth is projected to continue for at least the next ... Keywords: hybrid programming, petascale computing, sparse allreduce

Rajesh Sudarsan; Julian Borrill; Christopher Cantalupo; Theodore Kisner; Kamesh Madduri; Leonid Oliker; Yili Zheng; Horst Simon

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

AGN models for the X and gamma-ray backgrounds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The origin of the X-ray background spectral intensity has been a long standing problem in high energy astrophysics research. Deep X-ray surveys carried out with ROSAT and ASCA combined with the broad band spectral results of Ginga and BeppoSAX satellites strongly support the hypothesis that the bulk of the X-ray background is due to the integrated contribution of discrete sources (mainly AGNs). At higher energies the unexpected findings of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory indicate that also the gamma-ray background is likely to be due to AGNs. I will discuss AGN--based models for the high energy backgrounds and how future observations will improve our understanding of the X and gamma-ray backgrounds and of the physics and evolution of AGNs.

Andrea Comastri

1998-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results  

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Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results Low Background Radiation Experiment Yields Interesting Preliminary Results May 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - New Mexico State University"s Low Background Radiation Experiment (LBRE), which takes place 2,150 feet below the earth"s surface at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, recently released some results about the project"s first two years of experimentation. The March 2011 edition of Health Physics printed an article titled "Exploring Biological Effects of Low Level Radiation from the Other Side of Background," summarizing some initial data taken from LBRE and from a sister experiment conducted at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

402

Thermocatalytic conversion of food processing wastes: Topical report, FY 1988  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The efficient utilization of waste produced during food processing operations is a topic of growing importance to the industry. While incineration is an attractive option for wastes with relatively low ash and moisture contents (i.e., under about 50 wt % moisture), it is not suitable for wastes with high moisture contents. Cheese whey, brewer's spent grain, and fruit pomace are examples of food processing wastes that are generally too wet to burn efficiently and cleanly. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is developing a thermocatalytic conversion process that can convert high-moisture wastes (up to 98 wt % moisture) to a medium-Btu fuel gas consisting primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. At the same time, the COD of these waste streams is reduced by 90% to 99%, Organic wastes are converted by thermocatalytic treatment at 350/degree/C to 400/degree/C and 3000 to 4000 psig. The process offers a relatively simple solution to waste treatment while providing net energy production from wastes containing as little as 2 wt % organic solids (this is equivalent to a COD of approximately 25,000 mg/L). This report describes continuous reactor system (CRS) experiments that have been conducted with food processing wastes. The purpose of the CRS experiments was to provide kinetic and catalyst lifetime data, which could not be obtained with the batch reactor tests. These data are needed for commercial scaleup of the process.

Baker, E.G.; Butner, R.S.; Sealock, L.J. Jr.; Elliott, D.C.; Neuenschwander, G.G.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

ProgramTopics Baseline projection | Open Energy Information  

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Next (20 | 50 | 100 | 250 | 500) Africa-Economic Development Report 2010 + Baselines for Greenhouse Gas Reductions: Problems, Precedents, Solutions + Bottom-Up Energy Analysis...

404

Backgrounds To Higgs Boson Searches from Asymmetric Internal Conversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A class of potential backgrounds for Higgs boson searches in the W W to di-lepton channel at both the Tevatron and Large Hadron Collider is presented. Backgrounds from W photon production with external conversion of the on-shell photon in detector material to an asymmetric electron-positron pair, with loss of the trailing electron or positron has been treated adequately in Higgs searches. Here we consider analogous backgrounds from the production of a W with an off-shell photon and with the internal conversion of the off-shell photon in vacuum to an asymmetric lepton-anti-lepton pair. While the former process yields almost entirely electrons or positrons, the latter can give electron, positron, muon, and anti-muon backgrounds in roughly equal amounts. We estimate that asymmetric internal conversion backgrounds are comparable to the Higgs boson signal in the standard signal region of phase space. These processes also represent potential backgrounds for new physics searches in same-sign di-lepton channels. Some data driven methods to characterize asymmetric internal conversion backgrounds are suggested.

Richard C. Gray; Can Kilic; Michael Park; Sunil Somalwar; Scott Thomas

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

405

Using `core documents' for the representation of clusters and topics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The notion of `core documents', first introduced in the context of co-citation analysis and later re-introduced for bibliographic coupling, refers to the representation of the core of a publication set according to given criteria. In the present study, ... Keywords: Bibliographic coupling, Cluster analysis, Core documents, Hybrid clustering, Text mining

Wolfgang Glänzel; Bart Thijs

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Experiments in social data mining: The TopicShop system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Social data mining systems enable people to share opinions and benefit from each other's experience. They do this by mining and redistributing information from computational records of social activity such as Usenet messages, system usage history, ... Keywords: Cocitation analysis, collaborative filtering, computer-supported cooperative work, information visualization, social filtering, social network analysis

Brian Amento; Loren Terveen; Will Hill; Deborah Hix; Robert Schulman

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Background study for the pn-CCD detector of CERN Axion Solar Telescope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) experiment searches for axions from the Sun converted into photons with energies up to around 10 keV via the inverse Primakoff effect in the high magnetic field of a superconducting Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prototype magnet. A backside illuminated pn-CCD detector in conjunction with an X-ray mirror optics is one of the three detectors used in CAST to register the expected photon signal. Since this signal is very rare and different background components (environmental gamma radiation, cosmic rays, intrinsic radioactive impurities in the set-up, ...) entangle it, a detailed study of the detector background has been undertaken with the aim to understand and further reduce the background level of the detector. The analysis is based on measured data taken during the Phase I of CAST and on Monte Carlo simulations of different background components. This study will show that the observed background level (at a rate of (8.00+-0.07)10^-5 counts/cm^2/s/keV between 1 and 7 keV) seems to be dominated by the external gamma background due to usual activities at the experimental site, while radioactive impurities in the detector itself and cosmic neutrons could make just smaller contribution.

S. Cebrián; A. Rodríguez; M. Kuster; B. Beltrán; J. M. Carmona; H. Gómez; R. Hartmann; I. G. Irastorza; R. Kotthaus; G. Luzón; J. Morales; A. Ortiz de Solórzano; J. Ruz; L. Strüder; J. A. Villar

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

408

DOE-TSPP-9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees |  

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

9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees 9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees DOE-TSPP-9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPP) - September 16, 2013 This procedure describes how topical committees are organized and recognized under the Technical Standards Program. This procedure applies to all Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and field organizations, management and operating contractors, and laboratories (hereafter referred to collectively as TSP participants) working to the latest revision of DOE Order (O) 252.1A, Technical Standards Program. DOE-TSPP-9-2013, DOE Technical Standards Program Topical Committees More Documents & Publications TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM TOPICAL COMMITTEES DOE-TSPP-8-2013, Converting DOE Technical Standards to Voluntary Consensus

409

Scalar Wave Falloff in Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter Backgrounds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Conformally invariant scalar waves in black hole spacetimes which are asymptotically anti-de Sitter are investigated. We consider both the $(2+1)$-dimensional black hole and $(3+1)$-dimensional Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter spacetime as backgrounds. Analytical and numerical methods show that the waves decay exponentially in the $(2+1)$ dimensional black hole background. However the falloff pattern of the conformal scalar waves in the Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter background is generally neither exponential nor an inverse power rate, although the approximate falloff of the maximal peak is weakly exponential. We discuss the implications of these results for mass inflation.

S. F. J. Chan; R. B. Mann

1996-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

410

Spinning Test Particle in Kalb-Ramond background  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work we explore the geodesic deviations of spinning test particles in a string inspired Einstein-Kalb Ramond background. Such a background is known to be equivalent to a spacetime geometry with torsion. We have shown here that the antisymmetric Kalb-Ramond field has significant effect on the geodesic deviation of a spinning test particle. A search for an observational evidence of such an effect in astrophysical experiments may lead to a better undestanding of the geometry of the background spacetime.

Debaprasad Maity; Soumitra SenGupta; Sourav Sur

2004-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

411

Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and Cost Jump to: navigation, search Name Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and Cost Agency/Company /Organization UC Berkeley- Energy Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Resource assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://rael.berkeley.edu/sites Country Malaysia, Borneo South-Eastern Asia, References Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and Cost[1] Clean Energy Options for Sabah: An Analysis of Resource Availability and Cost Screenshot Overview "This report aims to present and analyze information on the potential of renewable energy in Sabah to provide an environmentally-friendly,

412

Determination and Mitigation of Precipitation Effects on Portal Monitor Gamma Background Levels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to establish a correlation between precipitation and background gamma radiation levels at radiation portal monitors (RPM) deployed at various ports worldwide, and to devise a mechanism by which the effects of these precipitation-induced background fluctuations could be mitigated. The task of detecting special nuclear materials (SNM) by passive gamma spectroscopy is very difficult due to the low signal-to-noise ratio observed in an uncontrolled environment. Due to their low activities and the low energies of their characteristic gamma rays, the signals from many types of SNM can easily be obscured by background radiation. While this can be somewhat mitigated by taking regular background radiation measurements, even this cannot resolve the issue if background levels change suddenly and dramatically. Furthermore, any increase in background count rate will increase the statistical uncertainty of the count rate measurement, and thus decrease the minimum quantity of SNM that can be reliably detected. Existing research suggests that the advent of precipitation is the culprit behind many such large and sudden increases in background radiation. The correlation between precipitation and background levels was explored by in-situ testing on a full-scale portal monitor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and by comparing previously recorded background radiation and weather data from portal monitors located at ports worldwide. The first was utilized to determine the frequency and magnitude at which precipitation introduces background activity, and the second was used to quantify the effects of various quantities and types of precipitation in various parts of the world. Once this analysis was complete, various methods of mitigating these changes in background radiation were developed based on the collected data. Precipitation was found to be the most common culprit for rapid increases in background count rate, and was attributable to 85.6% of all such events. Based on extensive simulation via the Origen-ARP and MCNP software, a response function for the portal monitor was developed, and an algorithm designed to predict the contribution of the precipitation to the background count rate was developed. This algorithm was able to attenuate the contribution of precipitation to the background count rate by an average of 45% with very minimal over-correction. Such an algorithm could be utilized to adjust the alarm levels of the RPM to better allow it to compensate for the rise and fall in background count rate due to precipitation. Additionally, the relative contribution of precipitation which landed at various distances from the portal monitor to the increase in background count rate was measured via simulation. This simulation demonstrated that 37.2% of all background counts were due to the radon daughters which landed within a 2.76 m radius from the center of the portal monitor. This radius encompasses the area between the two portals. Based on this, several designs for shielding were simulated, the most successful of which was a concrete structure that was able to attenuate 71.3% of the background radiation caused by a given precipitation event at a materials cost of approximately $6,000 per RPM. This method is recommended as the primary means of mitigating this issue.

Revis, Stephen

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A Summary of Information on the Behavior of the Yakima Fold Belt as a Structural Entity -- Topical Report  

SciTech Connect

This document is one in a series of topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) of the Hanford Site. The purpose of this report is to summarize available data and analyses relevant to the Yakima Fold Belt (YFB) that may bear on the question of whether or not the YFB behaves as a single seismotectonic province in which activity along one fold structure is representative of behavior along all other fold structures. This topic has met with a fairly high level of contention in the expert community and has the potential to result in significant impacts on an evaluation of seismic hazard at the Hanford Site. This report defines the relevant alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, it suggests some possible approaches for reducing uncertainties regarding this issue.

Last, George V.; Winsor, Kelsey; Unwin, Stephen D.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Solar Energy Education. Renewable energy: a background text. [Includes glossary  

SciTech Connect

Some of the most common forms of renewable energy are presented in this textbook for students. The topics include solar energy, wind power hydroelectric power, biomass ocean thermal energy, and tidal and geothermal energy. The main emphasis of the text is on the sun and the solar energy that it yields. Discussions on the sun's composition and the relationship between the earth, sun and atmosphere are provided. Insolation, active and passive solar systems, and solar collectors are the subtopics included under solar energy. (BCS)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Solar Energy Education. Renewable energy: a background text. [Includes glossary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Some of the most common forms of renewable energy are presented in this textbook for students. The topics include solar energy, wind power hydroelectric power, biomass ocean thermal energy, and tidal and geothermal energy. The main emphasis of the text is on the sun and the solar energy that it yields. Discussions on the sun's composition and the relationship between the earth, sun and atmosphere are provided. Insolation, active and passive solar systems, and solar collectors are the subtopics included under solar energy. (BCS)

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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Background Rejection in the DMTPC Dark Matter Search Using Charge Signals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) collaboration is developing a low pressure gas TPC for detecting Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP)-nucleon interactions. Optical readout with CCD cameras allows for the detection of the daily modulation of the direction of the dark matter wind. In order to reach sensitivities required for WIMP detection, the detector needs to minimize backgrounds from electron recoils. This paper demonstrates that a simplified CCD analysis achieves $7.3\\times10^{-5}$ rejection of electron recoils while a charge analysis yields an electron rejection factor of $3.3\\times10^{-4}$ for events with $^{241}$Am-equivalent ionization energy loss between 40 keV and 200 keV. A combined charge and CCD analysis yields a background-limited upper limit of $1.1\\times10^{-5}$ (90% confidence level) for the rejection of $\\gamma$ and electron events. Backgrounds from alpha decays from the field cage are eliminated by introducing a veto electrode that surrounds the sensitive region in the TPC. CCD-specific backgrounds are reduced more than two orders of magnitude when requiring a coincidence with the charge readout.

J. P. Lopez; D. Dujmic; S. Ahlen; J. B. R. Battat; C. Deaconu; P. Fisher; S. Henderson; A. Inglis; A. Kaboth; J. Monroe; G. Sciolla; H. Tomita; H. Wellenstein; R. Yamamoto

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

417

BACKGROUND INFORMATION New York State Data Exchange Project  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. · Provide recommendations to other state and federal environmental and public health agencies regarding between environmental and health agencies. Participating Organizations: New York State DepartmentBACKGROUND INFORMATION New York State Data Exchange Project New York State Data Exchange Project

418

Higgs boson production at hadron colliders: Signal and background processes  

SciTech Connect

We review the theoretical status of signal and background calculations for Higgs boson production at hadron colliders. Particular emphasis is given to missing NLO results, which will play a crucial role for the Tevatron and the LHC.

David Rainwater; Michael Spira; Dieter Zeppenfeld

2004-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

419

Efficiency of background suppression for arterial spin labeling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Arterial spin labeling (ASL), a technique developed for the measurement of local tissue perfusion with MRI, is heavily dependent on distinguishing irrelevant static tissue signal from the labeled blood. Background suppression ...

Garcia, Dairon, 1980-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Background Stratospheric Aerosol Variations Deduced from Satellite Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE II) aerosol products from 1998 to 2004 have been analyzed for the tendency of changes in background stratospheric aerosol properties. The aerosol extinction coefficient E has apparently ...

Yu Liu; Xuepeng Zhao; Weiliang Li; Xiuji Zhou

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Business Innovation Research Program Topics- October 28, 2013.  

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

This document outlines the topics covered by the 2013-14 SBIR funding opportunity announcement and show the details of how to apply for the program.

422

Determining Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Background in Sediments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sediment remediation challenges at former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites include defining sediment remedial zones, establishing risk-based remedial goals for specific polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and determining background conditions in what are often highly industrialized waterways. This technical update describes the various tools and approaches developed over approximately the past decade to determine site-specific background PAH concentrations in sediments attributable to ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

423

A double-blind, randomized, prospective trial to evaluate topical vitamin C solution for the prevention of radiation dermatitis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The object of this study was to ascertain the value of topical ascorbic acid in the prevention of radiation dermatitis. Patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors were eligible. Patients applied a topical solution, twice per day prior to and throughout the course of radiotherapy, to the left and right sides of the head. The radiotherapist and the patient were blinded as to the contents of the solutions. The bottle for one side of the head contained topical ascorbic acid solution. THe bottle for the other side of the head contained only vehicle. During and after the course of treatment the radiotherapist scored the skin reaction on both the left and right sides of the irradiated head using a skin reaction scale. The data were analyzed with a matched pair analysis. Since each patient received both treatments (ascorbic acid and control solutions) the statistical analysis concentrated on the paired differences in scores based on the probability of a [open quotes]preference[close quotes] for the treatment or control. Eighty-four patients entered the study. Sixty-five were suitable for analysis. In 10 patients there was a preference for ascorbic acid solution (15%), in 20 patients there was a preference for placebo (31%), and there was a preference for neither in 35 patients (54%). Ascorbic acid solution could be considered to have an effect if the percentage of preferences favoring ascorbic acid over placebo, among those subjects with a preference, significantly exceeded the 50% expected by chance. The observed percentage of preferences for ascorbic acid was only 33% (10 of 30 with a preference; p = .10, two-sided sign test). Patient age, race, sex, and total dose of irradiation had no detectable influence on the comparative skin toxicity scores. There is no discernible benefit to ascorbic acid lotion, in the manner in which it was used it in this trial, for the prevention of radiation dermatitis. 19 refs., 1 tab.

Halperin, E.C.; George, S.; Darr, D.; Pinnell, S. (Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)); Gaspar, L. (Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (Canada))

1993-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

424

A review of potential turbine technology options for improving the off-design performance of direct coal-fired gas turbines in base load service. Second topical report  

SciTech Connect

The January, 1988 draft topical report, entitled ``An Assessment of Off-Design Particle Control Performance on Direct Coal-Fired Gas Turbine Systems`` [Ref.1.1], identified the need to assess potential trade-offs in turbine aerodynamic and thermodynamic design which may offer improvements in the performance, operational and maintenance characteristics of open-cycle, direct coal-fired, combustion gas turbines. In this second of a series of three topical reports, an assessment of the technical options posed by the above trade-offs is presented. The assessment is based on the current status of gas turbine technology. Several industry and university experts were contacted to contribute to the study. Literature sources and theoretical considerations are used only to provide additional background and insight to the technology involved.

Thomas, R.L.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Comparing statistical tests for detecting soil contamination greater than background  

SciTech Connect

The Washington State Department of Ecology (WSDE) recently issued a report that provides guidance on statistical issues regarding investigation and cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination under the Model Toxics Control Act Cleanup Regulation. Included in the report are procedures for determining a background-based cleanup standard and for conducting a 3-step statistical test procedure to decide if a site is contaminated greater than the background standard. The guidance specifies that the State test should only be used if the background and site data are lognormally distributed. The guidance in WSDE allows for using alternative tests on a site-specific basis if prior approval is obtained from WSDE. This report presents the results of a Monte Carlo computer simulation study conducted to evaluate the performance of the State test and several alternative tests for various contamination scenarios (background and site data distributions). The primary test performance criteria are (1) the probability the test will indicate that a contaminated site is indeed contaminated, and (2) the probability that the test will indicate an uncontaminated site is contaminated. The simulation study was conducted assuming the background concentrations were from lognormal or Weibull distributions. The site data were drawn from distributions selected to represent various contamination scenarios. The statistical tests studied are the State test, t test, Satterthwaite`s t test, five distribution-free tests, and several tandem tests (wherein two or more tests are conducted using the same data set).

Hardin, J.W.; Gilbert, R.O.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Regularized Latent Semantic Indexing: A New Approach to Large-Scale Topic Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Topic modeling provides a powerful way to analyze the content of a collection of documents. It has become a popular tool in many research areas, such as text mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, and other related fields. In real-world ... Keywords: Topic modeling, distributed learning, online learning, regularization, sparse methods

Quan Wang; Jun Xu; Hang Li; Nick Craswell

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Mr. LDA: a flexible large scale topic modeling package using variational inference in MapReduce  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is a popular topic modeling technique for exploring document collections. Because of the increasing prevalence of large datasets, there is a need to improve the scalability of inference for LDA. In this paper, we introduce ... Keywords: mapreduce, scalability, topic models

Ke Zhai; Jordan Boyd-Graber; Nima Asadi; Mohamad L. Alkhouja

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Topics in radiation at accelerators: Radiation physics for personnel and environmental protection  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses the following topics: Composition of Accelerator Radiation Fields; Shielding of Electrons and Photons at Accelerators; Shielding of Hadrons at Accelerators; Low Energy Prompt Radiation Phenomena; Induced Radioactivity at Accelerators; Topics in Radiation Protection Instrumentation at Accelerators; and Accelerator Radiation Protection Program Elements.

Cossairt, J.D.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Clash of the typings: finding controversies and children's topics within queries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TadPolemic system identifies whether web search queries (1) are controversial in nature and/or (2) pertain to children's topics. We are incorporating it into a children's web search engine to assist children's search during difficult topics, as well ... Keywords: children's search, controversy detection

Karl Gyllstrom; Marie-Francine Moens

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Measurement of Neutron Background at the Pyhasalmi mine for CUPP Project, Finland  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A natural neutron flux is one of significant kind of background in high-sensitive underground experiments. Therefore, when scheduling a delicate underground measurements one needs to measure neutron background. Deep underground the most significant source of neutrons are the U-Th natural radioactive chains giving a fission spectrum with the temperature of 2-3 MeV. Another source is the U-Th alpha-reactions on light nuclei of mine rock giving neutrons with different spectra in the 1-15 MeV energy region. Normal basalt mine rocks contain 1 ppm g/g of U-238 and less. Deep underground those rocks produce natural neutron fluxes of 10^{-7} - 10^{-6} cm^{-2}s^{-1} above 1 MeV. To measure such a background one needs a special techniques. In the Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow, the neutron spectrometer was developed and built which is sensitive to such a low neutron fluxes. At the end of 2001 the collection of neutron data at the Pyhasalmi mine was started for the CUPP project. During 2002 the background and rough energy spectra of neutron at underground levels 410, 660, 990 and 1410 m were measured. The result of the measurement of the neutron background at different levels of the Pyhasalmi mine is presented and discussed. Data analysis is performed in different energy ranges from thermal neutrons up to 25 MeV and above.

J. N. Abdurashitov; V. N. Gavrin; V. L. Matushko; A. A. Shikhin; V. E. Yants; J. Peltoniemi; T. Keranen

2006-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

431

No increase in background, manmade radioactivity for Los Alamos area  

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March » March » Man-Made Radioactivity For Los Alamos area No increase in background, manmade radioactivity for Los Alamos area Two aerial flyovers found that radioisotopes and their associated exposure rates are consistent with those expected from normal background radiation. March 19, 2013 High southwest aerial view of Los Alamos National Laboratory (left) and Los Alamos townsite (middle and right). High southwest aerial view of Los Alamos National Laboratory (left) and Los Alamos townsite (middle and right). The results are good news and the information will benefit the Lab and the community for years to come as we work toward cleanup and sustainability. Two aerial flyovers of the Los Alamos area to determine the presence of background and manmade radioactivity found that radioisotopes and their

432

BACKGROUND REVIEW OF THE BRUSH BERYLLIUM AND DIAMOND MAGNESIUM PLANTS  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

BACKGROUND REVIEW OF THE BRUSH BERYLLIUM AND DIAMOND MAGNESIUM PLANTS BACKGROUND REVIEW OF THE BRUSH BERYLLIUM AND DIAMOND MAGNESIUM PLANTS IN LUCKEY, OHIO October 27, 1989 Prepared for: U.S. Department of Energy Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Prepared by: R.F. Weston/Office of Technical Services BACKGROUND REVIEW OF THE BRUSH BERYLLIUM AND DIAMOND MAGNESIUM PLANTS IN LUCKEY, OHIO INTRODUCTION The Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a program to identify and examine the radiological conditions at sites used in the early years of nuclear energy development by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). This program, the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), is administered by the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy through the

433

Reducing 68Ge Background in Dark Matter Experiments  

SciTech Connect

Experimental searches for dark matter include experiments with sub-0.5 keV-energy threshold high purity germanium detectors. Experimental efforts, in partnership with the CoGeNT Collaboration operating at the Soudan Underground Laboratory, are focusing on energy threshold reduction via noise abatement, reduction of backgrounds from cosmic ray generated isotopes, and ubiquitous environmental radioactive sources. The most significant cosmic ray produced radionuclide is 68Ge. This paper evaluates reducing this background by freshly mining and processing germanium ore. The most probable outcome is a reduction of the background by a factor of two, and at most a factor of four. A very cost effective alternative is to obtain processed Ge as soon as possible and store it underground for 18 months.

Kouzes, Richard T.; Orrell, John L.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Microsoft Word - Security Topic Group Notes 3-14-06.doc  

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

Notes from Security Topic Group Meeting Notes from Security Topic Group Meeting March 14, 2006 Alex Thrower (OCRWM/ONT) welcomed the attendees to the Security Topic Group meeting and introduced new participants. He then initiated a brief discussion of two documents that had been submitted to members for review and comment - the current version of the Topic Group Workplan and the minutes from the most recent (February 21, 2006) conference call. He indicated that some comments had already been received and incorporated and he welcomed any additional comments. Mr. Thrower discussed the issue of security clearances within the TEC context. He acknowledged that there is a basic tension between the concept of TEC as an open forum and some security-related topics; however, he reiterated DOE's position that TEC will remain an

435

Public Perception of 13 Different Energy Topics analyzed in new Study |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Public Perception of 13 Different Energy Topics analyzed in new Study Public Perception of 13 Different Energy Topics analyzed in new Study Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 27 December, 2012 - 14:27 consumer behavior Navigant OpenEI Pike Research Renewable Energy Report Pike Research, part of Navigant, recently released a White Paper that takes an in-depth view at public perception of 13 energy topics. The study uses a 1,000 person sample to show favorability and unfavorability energy topics such as transportation, renewable technology, nuclear, clean coal, and smart grid topics. Some of the highlights of the study are as follows: * Solar Energy had the highest number of respondents holding both "favorable" and "strongly favorable" opinions of any technology.

436

Climate Change and the Macroeconomy in the Caribbean Basin: Analysis and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Macroeconomy in the Caribbean Basin: Analysis and Macroeconomy in the Caribbean Basin: Analysis and Projections to 2099 Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change and the Macroeconomy in the Caribbean Basin: Analysis and Projections to 2099 Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Sector Energy, Land, Climate Topics GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs, Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://www.eclac.org/publicaci Country Aruba, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, South America, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean, Caribbean References Climate Change and the Macroeconomy in the Caribbean Basin: Analysis and Projections to 2099[1]

437

A Stable Magnetic Background in SU(2) QCD  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Motivated by the instability of the Savvidy-Nielsen-Olesen (SNO) vacuum we make a systematic search for a stable magnetic background in pure SU(2) QCD. It is shown that Wu-Yang monopole-antimonopole pair is unstable under vacuum fluctuations. However, it is shown that a pair of axially symmetric monopole-antimonopole string configuration is stable, provided the distance between the two strings is small enough (less than a critical value). The existence of a stable monopole-antimonopole string background strongly supports that a magnetic condensation of monopole-antimonopole pairs can indeed generate a dynamical symmetry breaking, and thus a desired magnetic confinement of color, in QCD.

Y. M. Cho; D. G. Pak

2005-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

438

Magnetic properties of the nucleon in a uniform background field  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present results for the magnetic moment and magnetic polarisability of the neutron and the magnetic moment of the proton. These results are calculated using the uniform background field method on 32^3 x 64 dynamical QCD lattices provided by the PACS-CS collaboration as part of the ILDG. We use a uniform background magnetic field quantised by the periodic spatial volume. We investigate ways to improve the effective energy plots used to calculate magnetic polarisabilities, including the use of correlation matrix techniques with various source smearings.

Thomas Primer; Waseem Kamleh; Derek Leinweber; Matthias Burkardt

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

439

Background Fact Sheet Transfer of Depleted Uranium and Subsequent Transactions  

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

Background Fact Sheet Background Fact Sheet Transfer of Depleted Uranium and Subsequent Transactions At the direction of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, over many months, the Energy Department (DOE) has been working closely with Energy Northwest (ENW), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and USEC Inc. (USEC) to develop a plan to address the challenges at USEC's Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) that advances America's national security interests, protects taxpayers, and provides benefits for TVA and the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA's) electric ratepayers and business operations. BPA is ENW's sole customer, purchasing 100 percent of ENW's Columbia Generating Station's electric power as part of BPA's overall

440

Determining the Impact of Concrete Roadways on Gamma Ray Background Readings for Radiation Portal Monitoring Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dissolution of the Soviet Union coupled with the growing sophistication of international terror organizations has brought about a desire to ensure that a sound infrastructure exists to interdict smuggled nuclear material prior to leaving its country of origin. To combat the threat of nuclear trafficking, radiation portal monitors (RPMs) are deployed around the world to intercept illicit material while in transit by passively detecting gamma and neutron radiation. Portal monitors in some locations have reported abnormally high gamma background count rates. The higher background data has been attributed, in part, to the concrete surrounding the portal monitors. Higher background can ultimately lead to more material passing through the RPMs undetected. This work is focused on understanding the influence of the concrete surrounding the monitors on the total gamma ray background for the system. This research employed a combination of destructive and nondestructive analytical techniques with computer simulations to form a model that may be adapted to any RPM configuration. Six samples were taken from three different composition concrete slabs. The natural radiologcal background of these samples was determined using a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector in conjunction with the Canberra In-Situ Object Counting System (ISOCS™) and Genie™ 2000 software packages. The composition of each sample was determined using thermal and fast neutron activation analysis (NAA) techniques. The results from these experiments were incorporated into a Monte Carlo N-Particle (MNCP) photon transport simulation to determine the expected gamma ray count rate in the RPM due to the concrete. The results indicate that a quantitative estimate may be possible if the experimental conditions are optimized to eliminate sources of uncertainty. Comparisons of actual and simulated count rate data for 137Cs check sources showed that the model was accurate to within 15%. A comparison of estimated and simulated count rates in one concrete slab showed that the model was accurate to within 4%. Subsequent sensitivity analysis showed that if the elemental concentrations are well known, the carbon and hydrogen content could be easily estimated. Another sensitivity analysis revealed that the small fluctuations in density have a minimal impact on the gamma count rate. The research described by this thesis provides a method by which RPM end users may quantitatively estimate the expected gamma background from concrete foundations beneath the systems. This allows customers to adjust alarm thresholds to compensate for the elevated background due to the concrete, thereby increasing the probability of intercepting illicit radiological and nuclear material.

Ryan, Christopher Michael

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Agency Greenhouse Gas Reduction Report Card Background  

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1 State Agency Greenhouse Gas Reduction Report Card Background Under Section 12892), the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) is required to prepare an annual report describing state: · A list of those measures that have been adopted and implemented by the state agency with the actual GHG

442

Is natural background or radiation from nuclear power plants leukemogenic  

SciTech Connect

The objective in this review is to provide some facts about normal hemopoietic cell proliferation relevant to leukemogenesis, physical, chemical, and biological facts about radiation effects with the hope that each person will be able to decide for themselves whether background radiation or emissions from nuclear power plants and facilities significantly add to the spontaneous leukemia incidence. 23 refs., 1 tab.

Cronkite, E.P.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra Historical Background  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra Historical Background Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa al near the Aral Sea, historians believe that al-Khwarizmi was born in the city of Baghdad in present day Iraq (Calinger, 199). While little is known about his private life, al-Khwarizmi's work

444

Arbitrary blade section design based on viscous considerations. Background information  

SciTech Connect

Background information is presented on an arbitrary blade section design method which is outlined in a joint paper. This information concerns the assumptions, the development, and the predictive capabilities of the viscous flow calculation tool used in the design procedure. General properties of laminar and turbulent, unseparated or separated compressible shear layers, necessary for the blade optimization procedure, are discussed.

Bouras, B.; Karagiannis, F.; Leoutsakos, G.; Giannakoglou, K.C.; Papailiou, K.D. [National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece). Thermal Turbomachinery Lab.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Neutronics Analysis of the Divertor Interferometer Diagnostics Inside the Lower Port #8 Plug of ITER with ATTILA 3-D CAD-Based FEM Code  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear Analysis & Experiments / Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 2)

Mahmoud Z. Youssef; Russell Feder; Mohamed Dagher; Aaron Aoyama; Michael Duco

446

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures, OOF2 - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

May 8, 2007 ... Topic Title: OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures, OOF2 ... and the RAM available to perform a simulation spans somewhere ...

447

Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Strategic Analysis of the Global Status of Carbon Capture and Storage: Country Studies, Brazil Focus Area: Clean Fossil Energy Topics: Policy Impacts...

448

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart Grid Technologies Through System...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

TOOL Name: Spain Installed Wind Capacity Website Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Market Analysis Website: www.gwec.netindex.php?id131 Equivalent URI:...

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EPA Clean Energy-Environment Technical Forum Renewable Energy Certificates: Background & Resources  

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Renewable energy certificates (RECs) are transferable commodities that represent the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable energy. RECs are used to demonstrate compliance with state renewable portfolio standards (RPS) which are designed to increase development and production of energy from renewable resources by imposing mandated targets for retail sales of renewable generation. RECS are also used in the voluntary green power market which allows individual purchasers to voluntarily purchase a REC and then claim an environmental benefit associated with that purchase. This background paper describes the importance of RECs and how state RPS policies and tracking systems influence REC availability, cost of compliance and price differences in REC markets from state to state. Resources for additional information about these topics are also provided. I. What is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) represent the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity. RECs are measured in megawatt-hours (MWh) and are created at the point of generation, as the electricity is introduced into the electricity grid. RECs are numbered, paper certificates that represent each MWh of renewable energy sold and provide

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scale-Controlled Objective Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The major topic of this paper is the resolvable spatial scales that can be analyzed by statistical interpolation of an undersampled dataset. The inquiry was motivated by the need to design the most appropriate procedures for spatial analysis of ...

Katsuyuki V. Ooyama

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Papers presented at the Tenth Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics  

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This report contains papers on the following topics: Effects of limited spatial resolution on fluctuation measurements; vertical viewing of electron-cyclotron radiation in Text-U; measurement of temperature fluctuations from electron-cyclotron emission; a varying cross section magnetic coil diagnostic used in digital feedback control of plasma position in Text-Upgrade; high-sensitivity, high resolution measurements of radiated power on Text-U; wave launching as a diagnostic tool to investigate plasma turbulence; edge parameters from an energy analyzer and particle transport on Text-U; initial results from a charge exchange q-Diagnostic on Text-U; a method for neutral spectra analysis taking ripple-trapped particle losses into account; application of a three sample volume{sup S(k,{omega}}) estimate to optical measurements of turbulence on Text; initial operation of the 2D Firsis on Text-Upgrade; horizontal-view interferometer on Text-Upgrade; plasma potential measurements on Text-Upgrade with A 2 MeV heavy ion beam; fluctuation measurements using the 2 MeV heavy ion beam probe on Text-U; the time domain triple probe method; a phase contrast imaging system for Text-U; and development of rugged corner cube detectors for the Text-U-Fir interferometer. These papers have been placed on the database elsewhere.

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1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Topics in ordinal logistic regression and its applications  

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Sample size calculation methods for ordinal logistic regression are proposed to test statistical hypotheses. The author was motivated to do this work by the need for statistical analysis of the red imported ?re ants data. The proposed methods use the concept of approximation by the moment-generating function. Some correction methods are also suggested. When a prior data set is available, an empirical method is explored. Application of the proposed methodology to the ?re ant mating ?ight data is demonstrated. The proposed sample size and power calculation methods are applied in the hypothesis testing problems. Simulation studies are also conducted to illustrate their performance and to compare them with existing methods.

Kim, Hyun Sun

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Charting the New Frontier of the Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization  

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The anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background are a gold mine for cosmology and fundamental physics. ESA's Planck satellite should soon extract all information from the temperature vein but will be limited concerning the measurement of the degree of polarization of the anisotropies. This polarization information allows new independent tests of the standard cosmological paradigm, improves knowledge of cosmological parameters and last but not least is the best window available for constraining the physics of the very early universe, particularly the expected background of primordial gravitational waves. But exploiting this vein will be a challenge, since the sensitivity required is {\\em at least} 10 times better than what Planck might achieve at best, with the necessary matching level of control of all systematics effects, both instrumental and astrophysical (foregrounds). We here recall the cosmological context and the case for CMB polarization studies. We also briefly introduce the SAMPAN project, a des...

Bouchet, F R; Camus, P; Désert, F X; Piat, M; Ponthieu, N; Camus, Ph.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential Microwave Radiometer and the Cosmic Microwave Background |  

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Differential Differential Microwave Radiometer and the Cosmic Microwave Background Laboratory Policy and Evaluation (LPE) LPE Home Staff M&O Contracts SC Laboratory Appraisal Process Laboratory Planning Process Work for Others in the Office of Science Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) DOE's Philosophy on LDRD Frequently Asked Questions Success Stories Brochures Additional Information LDRD Program Contacts Technology Transfer DOE National Laboratories Contact Information Laboratory Policy and Evaluation U.S. Department of Energy SC-32/Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5447 F: (202) 586-3119 Success Stories Differential Microwave Radiometer and the Cosmic Microwave Background Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page

455

Moving branes in the presence of background tachyon fields  

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We compute the boundary state associated with a moving Dp-brane in the presence of the open string tachyon field as a background field. The effect of the tachyon condensation on the boundary state is discussed. It leads to a boundary state associated with a lower-dimensional moving D-brane or a stationary instantonic D-brane. The former originates from condensation along the spatial directions and the latter comes from the temporal direction of the D-brane worldvolume. Using the boundary state, we also study the interaction amplitude between two arbitrary Dp{sub 1}- and Dp{sub 2}-branes. The long-range behavior of the amplitude is investigated, demonstrating an obvious deviation from the conventional form, due to the presence of the background tachyon field.

Rezaei, Z., E-mail: z.rezaei@aut.ac.ir; Kamani, D., E-mail: kamani@aut.ac.ir [Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Physics Department (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

456

The autocorrelation function of the soft X-ray background  

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The first positive detection of the X-ray background fluctuations at small angular scales is reported. ROSAT PSPC archive pointed observations are used to measure fluctuations at scales of 0.03 - 0.4 deg. The pointings have been selected from an area free from galactic contamination. At separations below 0.1 deg clusters of galaxies become a substantial source of the background fluctuations. The autocorrelation function of the fluctuations in the power law approximation has a slope of ~1 for all the data but is substantially flatter (with slope of ~0.7) when pointings containing bright clusters are removed. At separations 0.3 - 0.4 deg where the ACF estimates based on the ROSAT pointings and All-Sky Survey are available, both data sets give consistent results.

Andrzej M. Soltan; Michael J. Freyberg

2000-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Oversight Group: Background and Guidelines for Presenters  

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Oversight Group: Oversight Group: Background and Guidelines for Presenters Carl Strawbridge Office of Integrated Planning and Performance Management (formerly OPPS) Dean Hoffer Office of Project Support Services (formerly OPMO) 1 11/29/2012 Overview * Why POG? * Background on Laboratory Changes to Project Management Processes * POG Charter - Purpose - Membership - Roles & Responsibilities - Procedures * POG pilot meeting agenda, December 10 * Discussion--Guidelines for Presenters * Questions/Clarifications/Suggestions 2 11/29/2012 Why POG * Fermilab is managing a large number of major scientific capital construction projects to meet the future science agenda for the lab - May be unique in this respect within the DOE complex * Existing project support and oversight mechanisms not suitable for

458

Training Topic Group Conference Call August 26, 1997  

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

August 26, 1997 August 26, 1997 Conference call participants: Gordon Veerman Steve White Dale Petroff JD Murray Clark Hyder JoAnne Hazen Scott Solomon Don Flater Conference call began with Clark Hyder reviewing the agenda. Discussion began with Old Business. THe draft JTA and the Job Analysis Matrix (drafted August 11, 1997) were discussed. Gordon Veerman had received comments on the JTA from Bill Ruting that Clark had not seen, so these comments were to be faxed to Clark after the call. The following discussion comments were noted during the call: 1. Change "victims" to "patients" in the draft JTA. 2. Gordon Veerman--What is a "qualified responder"? (In discussion it was agreed that jurisdictions qualify their own responders)

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Topics  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Energy Prices AEO 2011 Prices Energy Prices AEO 2011 Prices Mkt trends Market Trends World oil prices in AEO2011, defined in terms of the average price of low-sulfur, light crude oil delivered to Cushing, Oklahoma, span a broad range that reflects the inherent volatility and uncertainty of world oil prices (Figure 52). The AEO2011 price paths are not intended to reflect absolute bounds for future oil prices, but rather to allow analysis of the implications of world oil market conditions that differ from those assumed in the AEO2011 Reference case. The Reference case assumes a continuation of current trends in terms of economic access to non-OPEC resources, the OPEC market share of world production, and global economic growth. See more figure data Reference Case Tables Table 1. Total Energy Supply, Disposition, and Price Summary XLS

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RESOLVING THE RADIO SOURCE BACKGROUND: DEEPER UNDERSTANDING THROUGH CONFUSION  

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We used the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array to image one primary beam area at 3 GHz with 8'' FWHM resolution and 1.0 {mu}Jy beam{sup -1} rms noise near the pointing center. The P(D) distribution from the central 10 arcmin of this confusion-limited image constrains the count of discrete sources in the 1 < S({mu}Jy) < 10 range. At this level, the brightness-weighted differential count S {sup 2} n(S) is converging rapidly, as predicted by evolutionary models in which the faintest radio sources are star-forming galaxies; and Almost-Equal-To 96% of the background originating in galaxies has been resolved into discrete sources. About 63% of the radio background is produced by active galactic nuclei (AGNs), and the remaining 37% comes from star-forming galaxies that obey the far-infrared (FIR)/radio correlation and account for most of the FIR background at {lambda} Almost-Equal-To 160 {mu}m. Our new data confirm that radio sources powered by AGNs and star formation evolve at about the same rate, a result consistent with AGN feedback and the rough correlation of black hole and stellar masses. The confusion at centimeter wavelengths is low enough that neither the planned Square Kilometre Array nor its pathfinder ASKAP EMU survey should be confusion limited, and the ultimate source detection limit imposed by 'natural' confusion is {<=}0.01 {mu}Jy at {nu} = 1.4 GHz. If discrete sources dominate the bright extragalactic background reported by ARCADE 2 at 3.3 GHz, they cannot be located in or near galaxies and most are {<=}0.03 {mu}Jy at 1.4 GHz.

Condon, J. J.; Cotton, W. D.; Fomalont, E. B.; Kellermann, K. I. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Miller, N. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2421 (United States); Perley, R. A. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box 0, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Scott, D.; Vernstrom, T.; Wall, J. V. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1C1 (Canada)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffuse supernova neutrino background is detectable in Super-Kamiokande  

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The diffuse supernova neutrino background (DSNB) provides an immediate opportunity to study the emission of MeV thermal neutrinos from core-collapse supernovae. The DSNB is a powerful probe of stellar and neutrino physics, provided that the core-collapse rate is large enough and that its uncertainty is small enough. To assess the important physics enabled by the DSNB, we start with the cosmic star formation history of Hopkins and Beacom (2006) and confirm its normalization and evolution by cross-checks with the supernova rate, extragalactic background light, and stellar mass density. We find a sufficient core-collapse rate with small uncertainties that translate into a variation of {+-}40% in the DSNB event spectrum. Considering thermal neutrino spectra with effective temperatures between 4-6 MeV, the predicted DSNB is within a factor 4-2 below the upper limit obtained by Super-Kamiokande in 2003. Furthermore, detection prospects would be dramatically improved with a gadolinium-enhanced Super-Kamiokande: the backgrounds would be significantly reduced, the fluxes and uncertainties converge at the lower threshold energy, and the predicted event rate is 1.2-5.6 events yr{sup -1} in the energy range 10-26 MeV. These results demonstrate the imminent detection of the DSNB by Super-Kamiokande and its exciting prospects for studying stellar and neutrino physics.

Horiuchi, Shunsaku [Department of Physics, School of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Beacom, John F. [Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Dwek, Eli [Observational Cosmology Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

462

Gravitational lens magnification by Abell 1689: Distortion of the background galaxy luminosity function  

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Gravitational lensing magnifies the luminosity of galaxies behind the lens. We use this effect to constrain the total mass in the cluster Abell 1689 by comparing the lensed luminosities of background galaxies with the luminosity function of an undistorted field. Since galaxies are assumed to be a random sampling of luminosity space, this method is not limited by clustering noise. We use photometric redshift information to estimate galaxy distance and intrinsic luminosity. Knowing the redshift distribution of the background population allows us to lift the mass/background degeneracy common to lensing analysis. In this paper we use 9 filters observed over 12 hours with the Calar Alto 3.5m telescope to determine the redshifts of 1000 galaxies in the field of Abell 1689. Using a complete sample of 151 background galaxies we measure the cluster mass profile. We find that the total projected mass interior to 0.25h^(-1)Mpc is (0.48 +/- 0.16) * 10^(15)h^(-1) solar masses, where our error budget includes uncertainties from the photometric redshift determination, the uncertainty in the off-set calibration and finite sampling. This result is in good agreement with that found by number count and shear-based methods and provides a new and independent method to determine cluster masses.

S. Dye; A. N. Taylor; E. M. Thommes; K. Meisenheimer; C. Wolf; J. A. Peacock

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Method for Reducing Background Clutter in a Camera Image - Energy ...  

Energy Analysis; Energy Storage; Geothermal; Hydrogen and Fuel Cell; Hydropower, Wave and Tidal; ... and any other scenario which requires accurate 3D mapping. ...

464

Characterisation and mitigation of beam-induced backgrounds observed in the ATLAS detector during the 2011 proton-proton run  

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This paper presents a summary of beam-induced backgrounds observed in the ATLAS detector and discusses methods to tag and remove background contaminated events in data. Trigger-rate based monitoring of beam-related backgrounds is presented. The correlations of backgrounds with machine conditions, such as residual pressure in the beam-pipe, are discussed. Results from dedicated beam-background simulations are shown, and their qualitative agreement with data is evaluated. Data taken during the passage of unpaired, i.e. non-colliding, proton bunches is used to obtain background-enriched data samples. These are used to identify characteristic features of beam-induced backgrounds, which then are exploited to develop dedicated background tagging tools. These tools, based on observables in the Pixel detector, the muon spectrometer and the calorimeters, are described in detail and their efficiencies are evaluated. Finally an example of an application of these techniques to a monojet analysis is given, which demonstrates the importance of such event cleaning techniques for some new physics searches.

ATLAS Collaboration

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Energy Department Announces Topics and New Approaches for Grants to Small  

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

Topics and New Approaches for Grants to Topics and New Approaches for Grants to Small Businesses in Clean Energy Technologies Energy Department Announces Topics and New Approaches for Grants to Small Businesses in Clean Energy Technologies October 31, 2013 - 1:10pm Addthis The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today announced new topics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) program that will help small businesses develop innovative ideas and deliver market-driven solutions. EERE's areas of interest range from energy-saving buildings and manufacturing to sustainable transportation and renewable electricity generation. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technologies they develop and are encouraged to commercialize

466

Topic-focus articulation algorithm on the syntax-prosody interface of Romanian  

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We propose in this paper an implementation of the Prague School's TFA (Topic-Focus Articulation) algorithm to support the Romanian prosody design, relying on the experience with FDG (Functional Dependency Grammar) and SCD (Segmentation-Cohesion-Dependency) ...

Neculai Curteanu; Diana Trandab?t; Mihai Alex Moruz

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

S earcherworksheet : P5_S4 Searcher: P5 Condition: C Topic ...  

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S earcherworksheet : P5_S4 Searcher: P5 Condition: C Topic #: 414i 1. Soviet Union Russia 2. China 3. Japan 4. Canada 5. Kazakhstan 6. Latvia 7 ...

1999-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

468

Multidimensional mining of large-scale search logs: a topic-concept cube approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In addition to search queries and the corresponding clickthrough information, search engine logs record multidimensional information about user search activities, such as search time, location, vertical, and search device. Multidimensional mining of ... Keywords: olap, search log, topic-concept cube

Dongyeop Kang; Daxin Jiang; Jian Pei; Zhen Liao; Xiaohui Sun; Ho-Jin Choi

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call 5_17_07  

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

DRAFT DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Alex Thrower (RW) Members: Jane Beetem...

470

Proceedings of a topical meeting on the recovery of uranium from seawater  

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This report is the proceedings of a topical meeting on the recovery of uranium from seawater, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on December 1-2, 1980. The meeting was sponsored by the United States Department ...

Driscoll, Michael J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Durable and Non-Toxic Topical Flame Retardants for Cotton and Cotton Blends.  

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??Flame retardant chemicals were used as topical finishes on cotton and cotton blended fabric. Comparison of flame resistance and durability of non-bromine/non-antimony flame retardants were… (more)

Mathews, Marc Christopher

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) Agency/Company /Organization: Risoe DTU Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Wind Topics: GHG inventory, Resource assessment Resource Type: Maps, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.wasp.dk/ Cost: Paid Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) Screenshot References: WAsP[1] Background "WAsP is a PC program for predicting wind climates, wind resources and power productions from wind turbines and wind farms. The predictions are based on wind data measured at stations in the same region. The program includes a complex terrain flow model, a roughness change model and a model

473

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)-Fossil Fuel CO2  

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Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)-Fossil Fuel CO2 Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)-Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)-Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy, Climate Topics: GHG inventory, Background analysis Resource Type: Dataset Website: cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/meth_reg.html Country: United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand

474

pn-CCDs in a Low-Background Environment: Detector Background of the CAST X-ray Telescope  

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The CAST experiment at CERN (European Organization of Nuclear Research) searches for axions from the sun. The axion is a pseudoscalar particle that was motivated by theory thirty years ago, with the intention to solve the strong CP problem. Together with the neutralino, the axion is one of the most promising dark matter candidates. The CAST experiment has been taking data during the last two years, setting an upper limit on the coupling of axions to photons more restrictive than from any other solar axion search in the mass range below 0.1 eV. In 2005 CAST will enter a new experimental phase extending the sensitivity of the experiment to higher axion masses. The CAST experiment strongly profits from technology developed for high energy physics and for X-ray astronomy: A superconducting prototype LHC magnet is used to convert potential axions to detectable X-rays in the 1-10 keV range via the inverse Primakoff effect. The most sensitive detector system of CAST is a spin-off from space technology, a Wolter I type X-ray optics in combination with a prototype pn-CCD developed for ESA's XMM-Newton mission. As in other rare event searches, background suppression and a thorough shielding concept is essential to improve the sensitivity of the experiment to the best possible. In this context CAST offers the opportunity to study the background of pn-CCDs and its long term behavior in a terrestrial environment with possible implications for future space applications. We will present a systematic study of the detector background of the pn-CCD of CAST based on the data acquired since 2002 including preliminary results of our background simulations.

M. Kuster; S. Cebrian; A. Rodriquez; R. Kotthaus; H. Braeuninger; J. Franz; P. Friedrich; R. Hartmann; D. Kang; G. Lutz; L. Strueder

2005-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

475

Report: EM Management Analysis and Strategic Vision-Casting  

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

Management Analysis and Strategic Vision-Casting Management Analysis and Strategic Vision-Casting September 25, 2008 Submitted by the EMAB Strategic Vision-Casting Subcommittee Background: In the course of developing the Environmental Management Advisory Board's (EMAB) fiscal year (FY) 2008 review topics, EM leadership and Board members recognized a need to re-examine the program's strategy and vision for the future, in order to better position EM and continue its momentum for clean-up and closure. This endeavor will also ensure that the next administration and current stakeholders are aligned with EM's proposed priorities, funding requirements, and commitments for 2009 and beyond. Consequently, the Board formed a Strategic Vision-Casting Subcommittee that was charged with the assignment of reviewing EM's current and past missions and strategic visions to assess

476

Central symmetry and antisymmetry of the microwave background inhomogeneities on Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe maps  

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We performed a visual and numeric analysis of the deviation of the microwave background temperature on WMAP maps. We proved that the microwave background inhomogeneities possess the property of the central symmetry resulting from the two kinds of central symmetry of the opposite signs. After the computer modeling we have established the relation between the coefficient of the central symmetry and the values of the symmetrical and antisymmetrical components of the deviation of the temperature. The obtained distribution of the symmetry coefficient on the map of the celestial sphere in Mollweide projection testifies on a contribution of both kinds of central symmetry which is approximately equal on the average in absolute magnitude but opposite by sign and where one kind of the central symmetry prevails on some sections of the celestial sphere and another kind - on the others. The average resulting value of the symmetry coefficient on the sections with angular measures less than 15-200 varies within the range fr...

Kudriavtcev, Iurii

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Background information for programs to improve the energy efficiency of Northwest residential rental property  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared for the Office of Conservation, Bonneville Power Administration. The report will be used by the Office as background information to support future analysis and implementation of electricity conservation programs for owners of residential rental housing in the Northwest. The principal objective of the study was to review market research information relating to attitudes and actions of Northwest rental housing owners and, to a lesser extent, tenants toward energy conservation and energy-efficiency improvements. Available market research data on these subjects were found to be quite limited. The most useful data were two surveys of Seattle rental housing owners conducted in late 1984 for Seattle City Light. Several other surveys provided supplemental market research information in selected areas. In addition to market research information, the report also includes background information on rental housing characteristics in the Northwest.

Hendrickson, P.L.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum from the Full COBE/FIRAS Data Set  

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We have refined the analysis of the data from the FIRAS (Far InfraRed Absolute Spectrophotometer) on board the COBE (COsmic Background Explorer). The FIRAS measures the difference between the cosmic microwave background and a precise blackbody spectrum. We find new tighter upper limits on general deviations from a blackbody spectrum. The RMS deviations are less than 50 parts per million of the peak of the CMBR. For the Comptonization and chemical potential we find $|y| < 15\\times10^{-6}$ and $|\\mu| < 9\\times10^{-5}$ (95\\% CL). There are also refinements in the absolute temperature, 2.728 $\\pm$ 0.004 K (95\\% CL), and dipole direction, $(\\ell,b)=(264.14^\\circ\\pm0.30, 48.26^\\circ\\pm0.30)$ (95\\% CL), and amplitude, $3.372 \\pm 0.007$ mK (95\\% CL). All of these results agree with our previous publications.

D. J. Fixsen; E. S. Cheng; J. M. Gales; J. C. Mather; R. A. Shafer; E. L. Wright

1996-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

479

A Summary of Coupled, Uncoupled, and Hybrid Tectonic Models for the Yakima Fold Belt--Topical Report  

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This document is one in a series of topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of the Hanford Site. The purpose of this report is to summarize the range of opinions and supporting information expressed by the expert community regarding whether a coupled or uncoupled model, or a combination of both, best represents structures in the Yakima Fold Belt. This issue was assessed to have a high level of contention with up to moderate potential for impact on the hazard estimate. This report defines the alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, suggests some possible approaches for reducing uncertainties regarding this issue.

Chamness, Michele A.; Winsor, Kelsey; Unwin, Stephen D.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FY 2013 FRPC DATA REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS I. Background  

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

FY 2013 FRPC DATA REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS I. Background Executive Order 13327, "Federal Real Property Asset Management" was created to promote the efficient and economical use of the Federal Government's real property assets. The E.O. established the interagency Federal Real Property Council (FRPC), established the role of the Senior Real Property Officer, and mandated the creation of a centralized real property database. This document provides instructions for populating the required data in FIMS so that the Department can report in accordance with the FY 2013 FRPC reporting requirements.

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481

Imprint of Sterile Neutrinos in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation  

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The existence of low-mass sterile neutrinos is suggested by the current status of solar and atmospheric neutrinos together with the LSND experiment. In typical four-flavor scenarios, neutrinos would contribute to a cosmic hot dark matter component and to an increased radiation content at the epoch of matter-radiation equality. These effects leave their imprint in sky maps of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) and may thus be detectable with the precision measurements of the upcoming MAP and PLANCK missions.

Steen Hannestad; Georg Raffelt

1998-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

482

A detection of bright features in the microwave background  

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We report the characterization of bright, compact features in the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) detected during the June 1992 and June 1994 balloon flights of the Medium Scale Anisotropy Measurement (MSAM1-92 and MSAM1-94, respectively). Spectral flux densities are determined for each feature at 5.7, 9.3, and 16.5 cm^{-1}. No viable counterparts for these features were found in source catalogs at 5 GHz or at 100 \\mum. The measured spectrum of each feature is consistent with a temperature fluctuation in the CMBR. The existence of these features is consistent with adiabatic fluctuation models of anisotropy in the CMBR.

Kowitt, M S; Cottingham, D A; Fixsen, D J; Inman, C A; Meyer, S; Page, L A; Puchalla, J L; Ruhl, J E; Silverberg, R F

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Collapsing Inhomogeneous Dust Fluid in the Background of Dark Energy  

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In the present work, gravitational collapse of an inhomogeneous spherical star model, consisting of inhomogeneous dust fluid (dark matter) in the background of dark energy is considered. The collapsing process is examined first separately for both dark matter and dark energy and then under the combined effect of dark matter and dark energy with or without interaction. The dark energy is considered in the form of perfect fluid and both marginally and non-marginally bound cases are considered for the collapsing model. Finally dark energy in the form of anisotropic fluid is investigated and it is found to be similar to ref. [12

Tanwi Bandyopadhyay; Subenoy Chakraborty

2006-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Wool fiberglass insulation manufacturing industry - background information for proposed standards  

SciTech Connect

A Standard of Performance for the control of emissions from wool fiberglass insulation manufacturing facilities is being proposed under authority of Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. This standard would apply to new, modified, or reconstructed wool fiberglass insulation manufacturing lines that utilize the rotary spin forming process and that commence construction on or after the date of proposal of the regulation. This document contains background information and environmental and economic impact assessments of the regulatory alternatives considered in developing the proposed standard. 79 references, 280 tables.

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1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Issues in midterm analysis and forecasting, 1996  

SciTech Connect

This document consists of papers which cover topics in analysis and modeling that underlie the Annual Energy Outlook 1996. Topics include: The Potential Impact of Technological Progress on U.S. Energy Markets; The Outlook for U.S. Import Dependence; Fuel Economy, Vehicle Choice, and Changing Demographics, and Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation.

NONE

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Mini Grid Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mini Grid Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis Mini Grid Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mini Grid Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation, Market analysis, Background analysis Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, Country: Sri Lanka, Peru Southern Asia, South America Coordinates: 7.873054°, 80.771797° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":7.873054,"lon":80.771797,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

487

Separating Signals from Non-Interfering Backgrounds using Probabilistic Event Weightings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A common situation in experimental physics is to have a signal which can not be separated from a non-interfering background through the use of any cut. In this paper, we describe a procedure for determining, on an event-by-event basis, a quality factor (Q-factor) that a given event originated from the signal distribution. This Q-factor can then be used as an event weight in subsequent analysis procedures, allowing one to more directly access the true spectrum of the signal.

Williams, M; Meyer, C A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Wave breaking phenomenon of lower-hybrid oscillations induced by a background inhomogeneous magnetic field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a fluid description, we study space-time evolution of lower hybrid modes in a cold quasi-neutral homogeneous plasma in presence of a background inhomogeneous magnetic field. Within a linear analysis, a dispersion relation with inhomogeneous magnetic field shows 'phase mixing' of such oscillations. A manifestation of 'phase mixing' is shown in 'mode coupling.' By using Lagrangian variables, an exact solution is presented in parametric form of this nonlinear time dependent problem. It is demonstrated that initially excited lower hybrid modes always break via phase mixing phenomenon in presence of an inhomogeneous magnetic field. Breaking of such oscillations is revealed by the appearance of spikes in the plasma density profile.

Maity, Chandan; Chakrabarti, Nikhil [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Sengupta, Sudip [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

489

ENMAX Energy Marketing Inc. Order No. EA-264 I. BACKGROUND  

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

ENMAX Energy Marketing Inc. ENMAX Energy Marketing Inc. Order No. EA-264 I. BACKGROUND Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. §824a(e)). On February 20, 2002, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from ENMAX Energy Marketing, Inc. (ENMAX) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada. ENMAX is an Alberta corporation having its principal place of business at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ENMAX is a power marketer and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENMAX Energy Corporation, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation. ENMAX currently participates in the wholesale trading of

490

Carbon Sequestration, Media Background Briefing, June 16, 2003  

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

Media Background Briefing June 16, 2003 National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Fossil Energy Scott Klara Carbon Sequestration Product Manager The Fossil Energy Situation Fossil Fuels World's Dominant Energy Source United States 99 QBtu/yr; 85% Fossil Energy World 382 Quads/yr; 86% Fossil Energy Word Data from EIA96. Does not include non-grid-connected biomass. U.S. Data from Table 2 of EIA REA 97 & AEO 2002 Table A2 0.9% Coal 25% Coal 25% Oil 39% Gas 22% Nuclear 6% 7% 7% Coal 22% Gas 24% Nuclear 8% Oil 38% 4% Hydro Solar, Wind, Geo Biomass 3% 0.6% World - 1999 12.8 Trillion kWh - 63% Fossil Energy United States - 1999 3.2 Trillion kWh - 69% Fossil Energy Source: EIA International Energy Outlook 2001 Edison Electric Institute 2001 Renewables Oil Fossil Fuels World's Dominant Electricity Source

491

Non-Gaussianity and the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review in a pedagogical way the present status of the impact of non-Gaussianity (NG) on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies. We first show how to set the initial conditions at second-order for the (gauge invariant) CMB anisotropies when some primordial NG is present. However, there are many sources of NG in CMB anisotropies, beyond the primordial one, which can contaminate the primordial signal. We mainly focus on the NG generated from the post-inflationary evolution of the CMB anisotropies at second-order in perturbation theory at large and small angular scales, such as the ones generated at the recombination epoch. We show how to derive the equations to study the second-order CMB anisotropies and provide analytical computations to evaluate their contamination to primordial NG (complemented with numerical examples). We also offer a brief summary of other secondary effects. This review requires basic knowledge of the theory of cosmological perturbations at the linear level.

N. Bartolo; S. Matarrese; A. Riotto

2010-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

492

UBS AG, LONDON BRANCH Order No. EA-263 I. BACKGROUND  

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

3 3 I. BACKGROUND Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. §824a(e)). On April 11, 2002, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from UBS, AG London Branch (UBS) for authorization to transmit electric energy from the Untied States to Mexico and to Canada. UBS, a Swiss corporation formed in 1998 by the merger of Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation, is a power marketer that does not own or control any electric generation or transmission facilities nor does it have any franchised service territory in the United States. The designation "London Branch" indicates the principal booking location of the company's energy trading business; UBS

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Explanatory Notes Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Surveys Background  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Explanatory Notes Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Surveys Background The EIA-782 surveys were implemented in 1983 to fulfill the data requirements necessary to meet En- ergy Information Administration (EIA) legislative mandates and user community data needs. The re- quirements include petroleum product price, market distribution, demand (or sales), and product supply data, which are needed for a complete evaluation of petroleum market performance. The EIA-782 series includes the Form EIA-782A, "Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Re- port"; Form EIA-782B, "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; and Form EIA- 782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption."

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Exelon Generation Company, LLC Order No. EA-249 I. BACKGROUND  

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

Exelon Generation Company, LLC Exelon Generation Company, LLC Order No. EA-249 I. BACKGROUND Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. §824a(e)). On August 20, 2001, Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) applied to the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) for authorization to transmit electric energy to Canada as a power marketer. Exelon proposes to purchase surplus electric energy from electric utilities and other suppliers within the United States and to export this energy on its own behalf to Canada. The energy to be exported would be delivered to Canada over the international electric transmission facilities owned and operated by the following:

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DARK MATTER POWERED STARS: CONSTRAINTS FROM THE EXTRAGALACTIC BACKGROUND LIGHT  

SciTech Connect

The existence of predominantly cold non-baryonic dark matter is unambiguously demonstrated by several observations (e.g., structure formation, big bang nucleosynthesis, gravitational lensing, and rotational curves of spiral galaxies). A candidate well motivated by particle physics is a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP). Self-annihilating WIMPs would affect the stellar evolution especially in the early universe. Stars powered by self-annihilating WIMP dark matter should possess different properties compared with standard stars. While a direct detection of such dark matter powered stars seems very challenging, their cumulative emission might leave an imprint in the diffuse metagalactic radiation fields, in particular in the mid-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this work, the possible contributions of dark matter powered stars (dark stars, DSs) to the extragalactic background light (EBL) are calculated. It is shown that existing data and limits of the EBL intensity can already be used to rule out some DS parameter sets.

Maurer, A.; Raue, M.; Kneiske, T.; Horns, D. [Institut fuer Experimentalphysik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg (Germany); Elsaesser, D. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany); Hauschildt, P. H., E-mail: andreas.maurer@physik.uni-hamburg.de [Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, D-21029 Hamburg (Germany)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background-reducing X-ray multilayer mirror  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Background-reducing x-ray multilayer mirror. A multiple-layer "wavetrap" deposited over the surface of a layered, synthetic-microstructure soft x-ray mirror optimized for reflectivity at chosen wavelengths is disclosed for reducing the reflectivity of undesired, longer wavelength incident radiation incident thereon. In three separate mirror designs employing an alternating molybdenum and silicon layered, mirrored structure overlaid by two layers of a molybdenum/silicon pair anti-reflection coating, reflectivities of near normal incidence 133, 171, and 186 .ANG. wavelengths have been optimized, while that at 304 .ANG. has been minimized. The optimization process involves the choice of materials, the composition of the layer/pairs as well as the number thereof, and the distance therebetween for the mirror, and the simultaneous choice of materials, the composition of the layer/pairs, and their number and distance for the "wavetrap."

Bloch, Jeffrey J. (Los Alamos, NM); Roussel-Dupre' , Diane (Los Alamos, NM); Smith, Barham W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Radiation shielding for underground low-background experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The design task of creating an efficient radiation shield for the new COBRA double-beta decay experiment led to a comprehensive study of commercially available shielding materials. The aim was to find the most efficient combination of materials under the constraints of an extreme low-background experiment operating in a typical underground laboratory. All existing shield configurations for this type of experiment have been found to perform sub-optimally in comparison to the class of multilayered configurations proposed in this study. The method used here to create a specific shield configuration should yield a close to optimal result when applied to any experiment utilising a radiation shield. In particular, the survey of single material response to a given radiation source turns out to give a guideline for the construction of efficient multilayer shields.

D. Y Stewart; P. F. Harrison; B. Morgan; Y. A. Ramachers

2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

498

Separating Signal From Background Using Ensembles of Rules  

SciTech Connect

Machine learning has emerged as a important tool for separating signal events from associated background in high energy particle physics experiments. This paper describes a new machine learning method based on ensembles of rules. Each rule consists of a conjuction of a small number of simple statements (''cuts'') concerning the values of individual input variables. These rule ensembles produce predictive accuracy comparable to the best methods. However their principal advantage lies in interpretation. Because of its simple form, each rule is easy to understand, as is its influence on the predictive model. Similarly, the degree of relevance of each of the respective input variables can be assessed. Graphical representations are presented that can be used to ascertain the dependence of the model jointly on the variables used for prediction.

Friedman, J.H.; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Background-reducing x-ray multilayer mirror  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a background-reducing x-ray multilayer mirror. A multiple-layer ``wavetrap`` deposited over the surface of a layered synthetic microstructure soft x-ray mirror optimized for reflectivity at chosen wavelengths is disclosed for reducing the reflectivity of undesired, longer wavelength incident radiation incident thereon. In three separate mirror designs employing an alternating molybdenum and silicon layered mirrored structure overlaid by two layers of a molybdenum/silicon pair anti-reflection coating, reflectivities of near normal incidence 133, 171, and 186 {Angstrom} wavelengths have been optimized, while that at 304 {Angstrom} has been minimized. The optimization process involves the choice of materials, the composition of the layer/pairs as well as the number thereof, and the distance therebetween for the mirror, and the simultaneous choice of materials, the composition of the layer/pairs, their number and distance for the ``wavetrap.``

Bloch, J.J.; Roussel-Dupre, D.; Smith, B.W.

1990-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and modeling of a low background HPGe detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A high efficiency, low background counting setup has been made at TIFR consisting of a special HPGe detector ($\\sim$70$\\%$) surrounded by a low activity copper+lead shield. Detailed measurements are performed with point and extended geometry sources to obtain a complete response of the detector. An effective model of the detector has been made with GEANT4 based Monte Carlo simulations which agrees with experimental data within 5$\\%$. This setup will be used for qualification and selection of radio-pure materials to be used in a cryogenic bolometer for the study of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in $^{124}$Sn as well as for other rare event studies. Using this setup, radio-impurities in the rock sample from India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) site have been estimated.

N. Dokania; V. Singh; S. Mathimalar; V. Nanal; S. Pal; R. G. Pillay

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