Sample records for trip distance mi

  1. HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK

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    Merguerian, Charles

    HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK GEOLOGY 143A ­ Field Geology of Northern Arizona 27 March University Geology 143A Northern Arizona Field Course, 27 March ­ 03 April 2010 Field Trip Guidebook by: Prof. Charles Merguerian 2010 Arizona ­ a Macro View Physically, he was not what you would call an imposing

  2. September 17, 2010 SLIPS, TRIPS, FALLS PREVENTION

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    September 17, 2010 SLIPS, TRIPS, FALLS PREVENTION Slips, trips and falls at UCDHS account for 18 and in an effort to reduce slips, trips and falls we offer the following "best practices" to consider: Be aware on floors Use slip resistant shoes in icy conditions (Home Health visits) SLIP and FALL PREVENTION TEAM

  3. Field Trips (1) Boston: An Urban Ecosystem

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    DeStefano, Stephen

    Reservoir and Watershed Trip Leaders: Steve DeStefano and Justin Compton, USGS Cooperative Research Unit. The Quabbin also plays an important role as wildlife habitat: moose, deer, bears, bobcats, fishers, beavers

  4. GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986 -1996 Eric J. Miller

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    Toronto, University of

    GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986 - 1996 by Eric J. Miller Department of Civil Engineering University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. CHANGES IN GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 Time Female Labour Force Participation Rate

  5. DOC First-Year Trips Communication August 2013 Greetings from DOC Trips!

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    before the trip. · You NEED to bring at least two 1-liter water bottles. Plastic, bottled water is not sufficient - you should have at least two sturdy water bottles that hold 1+ liters each. · Students

  6. HEV Fleet Testing - 2010 Ford Fusion vin#4757

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

    757 Fleet Testing Results To Date Operating Statistics Distance Driven: 145,595 Average Trip Distance: 11.3 mi Stop Time with Engine Idling: 11% Trip Type CityHighway:...

  7. HEV Fleet Testing - 2010 Ford Fusion VIN:4699 - Fleet Testing...

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    699 Fleet Testing Results To Date Operating Statistics Distance Driven: 73,490 Average Trip Distance: 10.8 mi Stop Time with Engine Idling: 13% Trip Type CityHighway: 86%...

  8. Introduction The median problem for the reversal distance in

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    Lonardi, Stefano

    genomes E. Ohlebusch, M.I. Abouelhoda, K. Hockel, J. Stallkamp University of Ulm, Germany CPM 2005 The median problem for the reversal distance in circular bacterial genomes #12;Introduction Methods Conclusion General Problem Distances Specific Problem Median Problem Given 3 genomes G1, G2, and G3, find

  9. My Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto Rico A Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of Events

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    Karplus, Kevin

    My Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto RicoMy Trip to Puerto Rico A Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of EventsA Diary of Events Abe #12;San Juan, Puerto Rico 20 Feb 2005San Juan, Puerto Rico 20 Feb 2005San Juan, Puerto Rico 20 Feb

  10. Trip Prediction and Route-Based Vehicle Energy Management

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

    Trip Prediction and Route-Based Vehicle Energy Management 2014 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review June 18 th , 2014 Dominik Karbowski (PI), Aymeric...

  11. automatic trip events: Topics by E-print Network

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    Websites Summary: The University of Western Ontario Student EventsField Trips Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk of The University of Western Ontario, ( specific...

  12. Hunton Group core workshop and field trip

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    Johnson, K.S. [ed.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Late Ordovician-Silurian-Devonian Hunton Group is a moderately thick sequence of shallow-marine carbonates deposited on the south edge of the North American craton. This rock unit is a major target for petroleum exploration and reservoir development in the southern Midcontinent. The workshop described here was held to display cores, outcrop samples, and other reservoir-characterization studies of the Hunton Group and equivalent strata throughout the region. A field trip was organized to complement the workshop by allowing examination of excellent outcrops of the Hunton Group of the Arbuckle Mountains.

  13. My Trip to Mongolia | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO2:Introduction toManagement of theTechno-economic Evaluation of the Production ofMy Trip to

  14. ... FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CLAYS

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    ... FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CLAYS ALONG THE UPPER TEXAS COAST NI Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas &II LPI #12;FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.....................................................................................................................................vi Introduction: Environmental Impact of Clays Along the Upper Texas Coast

  15. China Trip Report May 7-21, 2012

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    1 China Trip Report May 7-21, 2012 Dr. Cathy Meschievitz Director, Office of International Programs Dean of College of A&L) toured China on university business for two weeks May 7-21, 2012. The trip had three main purposes: (1) Visit selected universities and colleges in China to explore partnership

  16. miRNAs in brain development

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    Petri, Rebecca; Malmevik, Josephine; Fasching, Liana; kerblom, Malin; Jakobsson, Johan, E-mail: johan.jakobsson@med.lu.se

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. In the brain, a large number of miRNAs are expressed and there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that miRNAs are essential for brain development and neuronal function. Conditional knockout studies of the core components in the miRNA biogenesis pathway, such as Dicer and DGCR8, have demonstrated a crucial role for miRNAs during the development of the central nervous system. Furthermore, mice deleted for specific miRNAs and miRNA-clusters demonstrate diverse functional roles for different miRNAs during the development of different brain structures. miRNAs have been proposed to regulate cellular functions such as differentiation, proliferation and fate-determination of neural progenitors. In this review we summarise the findings from recent studies that highlight the importance of miRNAs in brain development with a focus on the mouse model. We also discuss the technical limitations of current miRNA studies that still limit our understanding of this family of non-coding RNAs and propose the use of novel and refined technologies that are needed in order to fully determine the impact of specific miRNAs in brain development. - Highlights: miRNAs are essential for brain development and neuronal function. KO of Dicer is embryonically lethal. Conditional Dicer KO results in defective proliferation or increased apoptosis. KO of individual miRNAs or miRNA families is necessary to determine function.

  17. SCAQMD Quantum Escape PHEV Report

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    41 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 65 53 Percent of miles with internal combustion engine off 2% 2% Average trip driving intensity 4 3 Average trip distance (mi) 3.5...

  18. SCAQMD Quantum Escape PHEV Report

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    39 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 75 63 Percent of miles with internal combustion engine off 4% 1% Average trip driving intensity 4 3 Average trip distance (mi) 2.8...

  19. SCAQMD Quantum Escape PHEV Report

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    41 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 81 55 Percent of miles with internal combustion engine off 3% 0% Average trip driving intensity 4 2 Average trip distance (mi) 3.2...

  20. SCAQMD Quantum Escape PHEV Report

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    41 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 64 58 Percent of miles with internal combustion engine off 0% 0% Average trip driving intensity 4 2 Average trip distance (mi) 4.4...

  1. SCAQMD Quantum Escape PHEV Report

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    39 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 71 61 Percent of miles with internal combustion engine off 2% 1% Average trip driving intensity 4 3 Average trip distance (mi) 3.5...

  2. UVM Outing Club Trip Logistics Planner All leadership teams taking out Outing Club trips need to complete this form. This is a working

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    :_______________________________________________________ Leadership Role (Leader, Co-Leader, Apprentice):___________________ Does this trip contribute to your-Leader, Apprentice):___________________ Does this trip contribute to your leadership development process? Y N If so:_______________________________________________________ Leadership Role (Leader, Co-Leader, Apprentice):___________________ Does this trip contribute to your

  3. Fact #612: March 1, 2010 The Distance of Trips to Work | Department of

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  4. Transformations in TRIP-assisted Steels: Microstructure and Properties

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    Chatterjee, Sourabh

    and the prevailing state of stress or strain may be much more complex than uniaxial tension. Static and quasi-static tensile tests performed with a slow strain rate of about 0.005 s?1 are therefore not sufficient. Servo-hydraulic testing system, Split Hopkinson Bar... . The justification for the formability criteria is another feature of the present work. Chapter 2 TRIP-assisted steels An overview of TRIP-assisted steels is presented in this chapter. Typical mechanical properties such as proof strength (YS), ultimate tensile...

  5. A comparison of trip production rates developed from two types of travel survey diaries

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    Tyner, Fred Mack

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    an activity diary. The second is the California Statewide Travel Survey, which was conducted using a travel diary. The travel diary reported higher trip rates than the activity diary, especially for driver trips. This difference is explained by differences...

  6. Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil...

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    Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil Spill Response Efforts Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil Spill Response Efforts May 21, 2010 - 12:00am...

  7. MI high power operation and future plans

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    Kourbanis, Ioanis; /Fermilab

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fermilab's Main Injector on acceleration cycles to 120 GeV has been running a mixed mode operation delivering beam to both the antiproton source for pbar production and to the NuMI[1] target for neutrino production since 2005. On January 2008 the slip stacking process used to increase the beam to the pbar target was expanded to include the beam to the NuMI target increasing both the beam intensity and power. The current high power MI operation will be described along with the near future plans.

  8. Controlled Tripping of Overheated Lines Mitigates Power Outages

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    Pfitzner, Ren; Chertkov, Michael

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study cascades of blackouts in the model of the Polish (transmission) power grid (2700 nodes and 3504 transmission lines). A cascade is initiated by a sufficiently severe initial contingency tripping. The cascade advances via sequential tripping of many more overheated lines (with the thermal limits exceeded), islanding loads and generators and eventually arriving at a fixed point with the surviving part of the system being power- flow-balanced and the rest of the system being outaged. Utilizing the quasi-static model for cascade propagation, introduced in our earlier study (Statistical Classification of Cascading Failures in Power Grids, IEEE PES GM 2011), we analyze how the severity of the cascade depends on the order of tripping overheated lines. Our main observation is that the order of tripping has a tremendous effect on the size of the resulting outage: the probability distribution function of the outage size is broad; moreover in many of the cases studied, picking an overheated line at random result...

  9. Master thesis Spot Weldability of TRIP Steel with

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    Cambridge, University of

    () Computational Metallurgy Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University of Science and Technology Weldability of TRIP Steel with High Carbon, High Aluminium Content By Jung, Geunsu Computational Metallurgy for the degree of Master of Science in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy

  10. Addendum to NuMI shielding assessment

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    Vaziri, Kamran; /Fermilab

    2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The original safety assessment and the Safety Envelope for the NuMI beam line corresponds to 400 kW of beam power. The Main Injector is currently capable of and approved for producing 500 kW of beam power2. However, operation of the NuMI beam line at 400 kW of power brings up the possibility of an occasional excursion above 400 kW due to better than usual tuning in one of the machines upstream of the NuMI beam line. An excursion above the DOE approved Safety Envelope will constitute a safety violation. The purpose of this addendum is to evaluate the radiological issues and modifications required to operate the NuMI beam line at 500 kW. This upgrade will allow 400 kW operations with a reasonable safety margin. Configuration of the NuMI beam line, boundaries, safety system and the methodologies used for the calculations are as described in the original NuMI SAD. While most of the calculations presented in the original shielding assessment were based on Monte Carlo simulations, which were based on the design geometries, most of the results presented in this addendum are based on the measurements conducted by the AD ES&H radiation safety group.

  11. Analysis of reactor trips originating in balance of plant systems

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    Stetson, F.T.; Gallagher, D.W.; Le, P.T.; Ebert, M.W. (Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (USA))

    1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of an analysis of balance-of-plant (BOP) related reactor trips at commercial US nuclear power plants of a 5-year period, from January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1988. The study was performed for the Plant Systems Branch, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The objectives of the study were: to improve the level of understanding of BOP-related challenges to safety systems by identifying and categorizing such events; to prepare a computerized data base of BOP-related reactor trip events and use the data base to identify trends and patterns in the population of these events; to investigate the risk implications of BOP events that challenge safety systems; and to provide recommendations on how to address BOP-related concerns in regulatory context. 18 refs., 2 figs., 27 tabs.

  12. MI Gap Clearing Kicker Magnet Design Review

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    Jensen, Chris; /Fermilab

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The kicker system requirements were originally conceived for the NOvA project. NOvA is a neutrino experiment located in Minnesota. To achieve the desired neutrino flux several upgrades are required to the accelerator complex. The Recycler will be used as a proton pre-injector for the Main Injector (MI). As the Recycler is the same size as the MI, it is possible to do a single turn fill ({approx}11 {micro}sec), minimizing the proton injection time in the MI cycle and maximizing the protons on target. The Recycler can then be filled with beam while the MI is ramping to extract beam to the target. To do this requires two new transfer lines. The existing Recycler injection line was designed for 10{pi} pbar beams, not the 20{pi} proton beams we anticipate from the Booster. The existing Recycler extraction line allows for proton injection through the MI, while we want direct injection from the Booster. These two lines will be decommissioned. The new injection line from the MI8 line into the Recycler will start at 848 and end with injection kickers at RR104. The new extraction line in the RR30 straight section will start with a new extraction kicker at RR232 and end with new MI injection kickers at MI308. Finally, to reduce beam loss activation in the enclosure, a new gap clearing kicker will be used to extract uncaptured beam created during the slip stack injection process down the existing dump line. It was suggested that the MI could benefit from this type of system immediately. This led to the early installation of the gap clearing system in the MI, followed by moving the system to Recycler during NOvA. The specifications also changed during this process. Initially the rise and fall time requirements were 38 ns and the field stability was {+-}1%. The 38 ns is based on having a gap of 2 RF buckets between injections. (There are 84 RF buckets that can be filled from the Booster for each injection, but 82 would be filled with beam. MI and Recycler contain 588 RF buckets.) A rough cost/benefit analysis showed that increasing the number of empty buckets to 3 decreased the kicker system cost by {approx}30%. This could be done while not extending the running time since this is only a 1% reduction in protons per pulse, hence the rise and fall time are now 57 ns. Additionally, the {+-}1% tolerance would have required a fast correction kicker while {+-}3% could be achieved without this kicker. The loosened tolerance was based on experience on wide band damping systems in the MI. A higher power wideband damping system is a better use of the resources as it can be used to correct for multiple sources of emittance growth. Finally, with the use of this system for MI instead of Recycler, the required strength grew from 1.2 mrad to 1.7 mrad. The final requirements for this kicker are listed.

  13. Analysis of trip item non-response bias in the Houston-Galveston area council household travel surveys

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    Gamble, Arthur F

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    25 Trip Rate Comparisons Statistical Comparisons Coefficient of Variation Comparisons Expanded Trips Comparison . Expanded Vehicle Miles Traveled Comparison 27 42 47 69 72 CHAPTER V CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Page 74 Conclusions... Recommendations 74 76 REFERENCES 78 VITA 80 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 The three basic trip types 2 The basic trip purpose categories . 3 The eight counties composing the Houston-Galveston Study Area 15 4 Comparison of mean trip rates suatified by age...

  14. Sequence determinants of pri-miRNA processing

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    Auyeung, Vincent C. (Vincent Churk-man)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short RNAs that regulate many processes in physiology and pathology by guiding the repression of target messenger RNAs. For classification purposes, miRNAs are defined as ~22 nt RNAs that are produced ...

  15. miR-132 and miR-212 are increased in pancreatic cancer and target the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor

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    Park, Jong-Kook [College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)] [College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Henry, Jon C. [Department of Surgery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)] [Department of Surgery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Jiang, Jinmai [College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)] [College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States); Esau, Christine [Regulus Therapeutics, Carlsbad, CA (United States)] [Regulus Therapeutics, Carlsbad, CA (United States); Gusev, Yuriy [Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (United States)] [Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (United States); Lerner, Megan R. [Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)] [Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Postier, Russell G. [Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)] [Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Brackett, Daniel J. [Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)] [Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Schmittgen, Thomas D., E-mail: Schmittgen.2@osu.edu [College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)

    2011-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Research highlights: {yields} The expression of miR-132 and miR-212 are significantly increased in pancreatic cancer. {yields} miR-132 and miR-212 target the tumor suppressor pRb, resulting in enhanced proliferation. {yields} miR-132 and miR-212 expression is increased by a {beta}2 adrenergic receptor agonist, suggesting a novel mechanism for pancreatic cancer progression. -- Abstract: Numerous microRNAs (miRNAs) are reported as differentially expressed in cancer, however the consequence of miRNA deregulation in cancer is unknown for many miRNAs. We report that two miRNAs located on chromosome 17p13, miR-132 and miR-212, are over-expressed in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tissues. Both miRNAs are predicted to target the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor, Rb1. Validation of this interaction was confirmed by luciferase reporter assay and western blot in a pancreatic cancer cell line transfected with pre-miR-212 and pre-miR-132 oligos. Cell proliferation was enhanced in Panc-1 cells transfected with pre-miR-132/-212 oligos. Conversely, antisense oligos to miR-132/-212 reduced cell proliferation and caused a G{sub 2}/M cell cycle arrest. The mRNA of a number of E2F transcriptional targets were increased in cells over expressing miR-132/-212. Exposing Panc-1 cells to the {beta}2 adrenergic receptor agonist, terbutaline, increased the miR-132 and miR-212 expression by 2- to 4-fold. We report that over-expression of miR-132 and miR-212 result in reduced pRb protein in pancreatic cancer cells and that the increase in cell proliferation from over-expression of these miRNAs is likely due to increased expression of several E2F target genes. The {beta}2 adrenergic pathway may play an important role in this novel mechanism.

  16. Si, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes!

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    Si, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes! Si, Yo Puedo Controlar M Diabetes! (Si, Yo Puedo/Latinos with diabetes. The curriculum is predicated on the American Diabetes Association's national standards of care and lifestyle skills to better control their diabetes. Relevance Diabetes costs Texas more than 12 billion

  17. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Trip Prediction and Route-Based Vehicle Energy Management

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    Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about trip prediction...

  18. Make Your Next Road Trip Fuel Efficient | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122Commercial602 1,39732onMake Your Next Road Trip Fuel Efficient Make Your Next Road

  19. PIA - GovTrip (DOE data) | Department of Energy

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  20. BMPs Regulate the Oft Development via miRNAs

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    Bai, Yan

    2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    -92 cluster encodes six miRNAs, miR-17, miR-18a, miR-19a, miR-20a, miR19b-1 and miR-92-1. They are known as oncogenes and play roles in the development of heart, lungs and immune system (Koralov et al., 2008; Ventura et al., 2008; Vincentz et al., 2008... previously described (Liu et al., 2004; Ventura et al., 2008; Verzi et al., 2005; Xiao et al., 2008). To generate the Bmp7flox allele, a targeting vector was constructed that introduced one loxP site into upstream of the Bmp7 fourth exon followed by a frt...

  1. Learn more about the summer course which includes a 3 week trip to South Africa.

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Learn more about the summer course which includes a 3 week trip to South Africa. The program an introduction to the historical and the con- temporary South Africa as well as at least one post trip meeting@binghamton.edu or Josephine Allen at jaallen@binghamton.edu. Destination South Africa - Summer Course 2012 February 28th

  2. 1 A MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHOD FOR SUBNETWORK ORIGIN-DESTINATION 2 TRIP MATRIX ESTIMATION

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    1 A MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHOD FOR SUBNETWORK ORIGIN-DESTINATION 2 TRIP MATRIX ESTIMATION 3 4 Chi Xie 5, maximum entropy, linearization 36 algorithm, column generation 37 #12;C. Xie, K.M. Kockelman and S is the trip matrix of the simplified network. This paper discusses a5 maximum entropy method

  3. A maximum entropy-least squares estimator for elastic origin-destination trip matrix estimation

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    A maximum entropy-least squares estimator for elastic origin- destination trip matrix estimation propose a combined maximum entropy-least squares (ME-LS) estimator, by which O- D flows are distributed-destination trip table; elastic demand; maximum entropy; least squares; subnetwork analysis; convex combination

  4. Thermo-mechanical behaviour of TRIP 1000 steel sheets subjected to low velocity perforation by conical projectiles at different temperatures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    on the transformation kinetics of TRIP and dual phase steels has been analyzed by many researchers, for example Al are responsible for the deformation pro cess taking place in TRIP steels during and after the phase transforThermo-mechanical behaviour of TRIP 1000 steel sheets subjected to low velocity perforation

  5. Google distance between words

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    Kjos-Hanssen, Bjrn

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cilibrasi and Vitanyi have demonstrated that it is possible to extract the meaning of words from the world-wide web. To achieve this, they rely on the number of webpages that are found through a Google search containing a given word and they associate the page count to the probability that the word appears on a webpage. Thus, conditional probabilities allow them to correlate one word with another word's meaning. Furthermore, they have developed a similarity distance function that gauges how closely related a pair of words is. We present a specific counterexample to the triangle inequality for this similarity distance function.

  6. Mi GmbH | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer Plant JumpMarysville, Ohio:Menomonee| Open Energy Information TopicsMexicoMi GmbH Jump

  7. ,"Sault St Marie, MI Natural Gas Pipeline Exports to Canada ...

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    Sault St Marie, MI Natural Gas Pipeline Exports to Canada (Million Cubic Feet)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description"," Of...

  8. ,"Detroit, MI Natural Gas Pipeline Imports From Canada (MMcf...

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    Imports From Canada (MMcf)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description"," Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","Detroit, MI...

  9. ,"Marysville, MI Natural Gas Pipeline Imports From Canada (MMcf...

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    Imports From Canada (MMcf)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description"," Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","Marysville, MI...

  10. Examen de calcul matriciel Licence MASHS -MI -SPC, semestre 2

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    Lafont, Yves

    Examen de calcul matriciel Licence MASHS - MI - SPC, semestre 2 14 juin 2007 Durée de l'épreuve : 3

  11. Repression of ATR pathway by miR-185 enhances radiation-induced apoptosis and proliferation

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    Cai, Long

    of miR-34a expression may be responsible for important protective mechanisms counteracting radiationOPEN Repression of ATR pathway by miR-185 enhances radiation-induced apoptosis and proliferation of a human microRNA (miRNA), hsa-miR-185, is downregulated in response to ionizing radiation. Elevation of mi

  12. CID-miRNA: A web server for prediction of novel miRNA precursors in human genome

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    Tyagi, Sonika; Vaz, Candida [Centre for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067 (India); Gupta, Vipin; Bhatia, Rohit [Department of Computer Sciences, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India); Maheshwari, Sachin [Department of Computer Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India); Srinivasan, Ashwin [IBM Research Lab, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India); Bhattacharya, Alok [Centre for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067 (India); School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India)], E-mail: alok.bhattacharya@gmail.com

    2008-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    microRNAs (miRNA) are a class of non-protein coding functional RNAs that are thought to regulate expression of target genes by direct interaction with mRNAs. miRNAs have been identified through both experimental and computational methods in a variety of eukaryotic organisms. Though these approaches have been partially successful, there is a need to develop more tools for detection of these RNAs as they are also thought to be present in abundance in many genomes. In this report we describe a tool and a web server, named CID-miRNA, for identification of miRNA precursors in a given DNA sequence, utilising secondary structure-based filtering systems and an algorithm based on stochastic context free grammar trained on human miRNAs. CID-miRNA analyses a given sequence using a web interface, for presence of putative miRNA precursors and the generated output lists all the potential regions that can form miRNA-like structures. It can also scan large genomic sequences for the presence of potential miRNA precursors in its stand-alone form. The web server can be accessed at (http://mirna.jnu.ac.in/cidmirna/)

  13. The role of involvement and commitment in explaining intention to engage in birding trips

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    Kim, Seong-Seop

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -psychological involvement measures, and measures of commitment; (c) to ascertain how well Laurent and Kapferer's (1985) scale, Zaichkowsky's (1985) scale, a set of behavioral measures, and commitment nimures explain intention to go on birding trips; (4) to conceptualize...

  14. An Exploration of Participant Motives and Motivational Tensions in Short-Term Medical Service Trips

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    Sykes, Kevin James

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Short-term medical service trips (MSTs) are an increasingly popular, although not new, way for healthcare providers from high-income countries (HICs) to provide healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In ...

  15. Round-Trip Software Engineering Using UML: From Architecture to Design and Back

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    Egyed, Alexander

    1 Round-Trip Software Engineering Using UML: From Architecture to Design and Back Abstract A key. 1 Introduction The basic promise of software architecture research is that better software systems

  16. Trip report for field visit to Fayetteville Shale gas wells.

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    Veil, J. A.; Environmental Science Division

    2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes a visit to several gas well sites in the Fayetteville Shale on August 9, 2007. I met with George Sheffer, Desoto Field Manager for SEECO, Inc. (a large gas producer in Arkansas). We talked in his Conway, Arkansas, office for an hour and a half about the processes and technologies that SEECO uses. We then drove into the field to some of SEECO's properties to see first-hand what the well sites looked like. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) made several funding awards under a program called Low Impact Natural Gas and Oil (LINGO). One of the projects that received an award is 'Probabilistic Risk-Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems'. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has the lead on the project, and Argonne National Laboratory is a partner. The goal of the project is to develop a Web-based decision support tool that will be used by mid- and small-sized oil and gas companies as well as environmental regulators and other stakeholders to proactively minimize adverse ecosystem impacts associated with the recovery of gas reserves in sensitive areas. The project focuses on a large new natural gas field called the Fayetteville Shale. Part of the project involves learning how the natural gas operators do business in the area and the technologies they employ. The field trip on August 9 provided an opportunity to do that.

  17. Field trip guide to selected outcrops, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma

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    NONE

    1991-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Arbuckle Mountains, named for Brigadier General Matthew Arbuckle, are located in south-central Oklahoma. The formations that comprise the Arbuckle Mountains have been extensively studied for hydrocarbon source rock and reservoir rock characteristics that can be applied to the subsurface in the adjacent Anadarko and Ardmore basins. Numerous reports and guidebooks have been written concerning the Arbuckle Mountains. A few important general publications are provided in the list of selected references. The purpose of this handout is to provide general information on the geology of the Arbuckle Mountains and specific information on the four field trip stops, adapted from the literature. The four stops were at: (1) Sooner Rock and Sand Quarry; (2) Woodford Shale; (3) Hunton Anticline and Hunton Quarry; and (4) Tar Sands of Sulfur Area. As part of this report, two papers are included for more detail: Paleomagnetic dating of basinal fluid migration, base-metal mineralization, and hydrocarbon maturation in the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma and Laminated black shale-bedded chert cyclicity in the Woodford Formation, southern Oklahoma.

  18. MicroRNA miR-125b causes leukemia

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    Bousquet, Marina

    MicroRNA miR-125b has been implicated in several kinds of leukemia. The chromosomal translocation t(2;11)(p21;q23) found in patients with myelodysplasia and acute myeloid leukemia leads to an overexpression of miR-125b of ...

  19. TOOL KIT CHECKLIST 12DOM_MI058

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    Peters, Richard

    TOOL KIT CHECKLIST 12DOM_MI058 TOOLS fOr DIY Considerthetypesofprojectsyouwillbeundertaking,secondhandisfineifthey'reingoodcondition. Anycuttingsurfacesmustberazorsharpandbespecifictothematerialtobecut. Tools--especiallypowertools--canbeverydangerous. "Reality,wastingmoneyandlettingfrustrationandfailuremakeyourprojectsunpleasant (andunsuccessful)andworsestill,putyouoffanymoreDIY. #12;TOOL KIT CHECKLIST 12DOM_MI058 BASIC TOOL KITS MAY INCLUDE

  20. BMC Bioinformatics Prediction of novel miRNAs and associated

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    Green, Pamela

    . Abstract Background: Small non-coding RNAs (21 to 24 nucleotides) regulate a number of developmental the collection of currently known soybean miRNAs. We developed a bioinformatics pipeline using in-house scripts on regulation patterns between the miRNAs and their predicted target genes expression. We also deposited

  1. Microstructure-Based Computational Modeling of TRIP Steels with Dispersed Particles

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    Diaz, Sara Cristina

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Table 3 Elastic properties of TRIP steel phases (Choi, 2009; Choi et al., 2009; Choi et al., 2010; Delannay et al., 2008; Lani et al., 2007; Muransky et al., 2006; Sakaki et al., 1990; Sierra and Nemes, 2008) ........... 35 Table 4 Plastic... properties of TRIP steel phases (Choi, 2009; Choi et al., 2009; Choi et al., 2010; Delannay et al., 2008; Lani et al., 2007; Muransky et al., 2006; Sakaki et al., 1990; Sierra and Nemes, 2008) ........... 36 Table 5 Ceramic elastic properties...

  2. Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists Field Trip (Sept. 12-13, 2008) AAPG-SEG Eastern Section Meeting Field Trip (Oct. 11-12, 2008)

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    Engelder, Terry

    Section Meeting Field Trip (Oct. 11-12, 2008) Structural geology of the Marcellus and other Devonian gas shales: The outcrop of a Middle Devonian black shale in Marcellus, NY from where the name of the famous District 45 Stop 1 46 Stop 2 48 Stop 3 49 Stop 4 53 Stop 5 55 Stop 6 57 Stop 7 59 Day Two: The Marcellus

  3. ,"St. Clair, MI Natural Gas Pipeline Exports to Canada (MMcf...

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

    Exports to Canada (MMcf)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description"," Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","St. Clair, MI...

  4. ,"St. Clair, MI Natural Gas Pipeline Imports From Canada (MMcf...

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

    Imports From Canada (MMcf)" ,"Click worksheet name or tab at bottom for data" ,"Worksheet Name","Description"," Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","St. Clair, MI...

  5. miR-143 Interferes with ERK5 Signaling, and Abrogates Prostate Cancer Progression in Mice

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    miR-143 Interferes with ERK5 Signaling, and Abrogates Prostate Cancer Progression in Mice Cyrielle-regulated kinase-5 (ERK5) activity. We show here that ERK5 is a miR-143 target in prostate cancer. Conclusions: mi, Apparailly F, Fernandez PL, et al. (2009) miR-143 Interferes with ERK5 Signaling, and Abrogates Prostate

  6. Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information

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    Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair; Daum, Wolfgang; Otsubo, Tom; Hershey, John Erik; Hess, Gerald James

    2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is provided for operating a railway network including a first railway vehicle during a trip along track segments. The system includes a first element for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle, a second element for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor for receiving information from the first and the second elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment by the second vehicle and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle. The speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle.

  7. Functional design criteria for interim stabilization safety class 1 trip circuit

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    Larson, R.E., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This Functional Design Criteria document outlines the basic requirements for the Safety Class 1 Trip Circuit. The objective of the Safety Class 1 Trip Circuit is to isolate the power circuitry to the Class 1 Division 2, Group B or lesser grade electrically fed loads located in the pump pit. The electrically fed load circuits need to have power isolated to them upon receipt of the following conditions, loss of flammable gases being released (above a predetermined threshold), and seismic(greater than 0.12g acceleration) activity. The two circuits requiring power isolation are the pump and heat trace power circuits. The Safety Class 1 Trip Circuit will be used to support salt well pumping in SST`s containing potentially flammable gas-bearing / gas-producing radioactive waste.

  8. Regulation of Synaptic Structure and Function by FMRP-Associated MicroRNAs miR-125b and miR-132

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    Edbauer, Dieter

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs that suppress translation of specific mRNAs. The miRNA machinery interacts with fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), which functions as translational repressor. We show that ...

  9. MicroRNAs in early embryonic development : dissecting the role of miR-290 through miR-295 in the mouse

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    Dennis, Lucas M

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MicroRNAs mediate developmental regulation of gene expression via translational repression of target mRNAs. Targeted deletion of the miRNA biogenesis machinery in the mouse has demonstrated essential roles for miRNAs during ...

  10. Distance learning meets Open Source Future-oriented Distance Learning

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    -learning on college level. One of the main problems is that study material as well as concepts have to be transformed component of the Open Source movement. Key words: distance learning, open source 1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS of each semester. 2. THE CORE PROBLEM WHEN USING E-LEARNING-TOOLS IN DISTANCE LEARNING Most people

  11. Helsinki Journal, Entry 38, April 22, 2007 Well, we have successfully completed our eleven day trip to Spain. Our itinerary

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    Bardsley, John

    Helsinki Journal, Entry 38, April 22, 2007 Well, we have successfully completed our eleven day trip Barcelona to Helsinki. The trip was a good mix of relaxation and hard-core-pavement-pounding travel buildings was the lack of practicality in their exterior design. I have come to love Finland's ultra

  12. Take a quick trip around the experimental floor of the Lab's new light source

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    None

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Take a quick trip around the experimental floor of Brookhaven Lab's new light source -- the $912-million National Synchrotron Light Source II. Construction of the facility is now over 70 percent completed. With much of the conventional construction done, accelerator and experimental components are being installed.

  13. Ice Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon A climbing trip report by Glenn Murray

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    Ice Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon A climbing trip report by Glenn Murray SUMMARY: I climb ice in to ask about local climbing. The guys there told me there was ice nearby, in Clear Creek Canyon. I. Four pitches? Five? It was time to find a partner. The only ice climber I knew in Denver was a friend

  14. Acceptance test procedure for removal of CS1K circuit switcher block and trip schemes

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    HACHE, J.M.

    1999-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This supporting document provides a detailed process to test the functions of the circuit switcher, protective relays, alarms, SCADA and 125VDC control logic of 115kV and 13.8kV systems at B3S4 substation following the removal of trip and blocking schemes to Transformer No.1 Circuit Switcher B594.

  15. Not Just a TRIP! Two Cases of Business Strategy and Economic Incentives to Patent in Beijing

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Not Just a TRIP! Two Cases of Business Strategy and Economic Incentives to Patent in Beijing Senior Honors Thesis by Shelley Jingyi Jiang Undergraduate Department of Economics University of California! Corporate Strategies and National Incentives to Patent in Beijing ABSTRACT In order to explore

  16. A Simulated Field Trip: "The Visual Aspects of Power Plant Sitings1"

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    A Simulated Field Trip: "The Visual Aspects of Power Plant Sitings1" Bill Bottom 2 Alex Young 3 Abstract: The growth of our economy is demanding construction of a variety of power plants to generate electricity which is having a significant impact on the visual environment. These power plants will consist

  17. Non-equilibrium solidification and ferrite in d-TRIP steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    Non-equilibrium solidification and ferrite in d-TRIP steel H. L. Yi1 , S. K. Ghosh1 , W. J. Liu1, designed on the basis of equilibrium to contain substantial amounts of d-ferrite, reveal zero or much transformation of d-ferrite into austenite occurs without the required partitioning of solutes

  18. Stabilisation of ferrite in hot rolled d-TRIP steel , K. Y. Lee2

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    Cambridge, University of

    Stabilisation of ferrite in hot rolled d-TRIP steel H. L. Yi1 , K. Y. Lee2 and H. K. D. H of retained austenite present in association with bainitic ferrite. It has as its major microstructural component, dendrites of d-ferrite introduced during solidification. The d-ferrite replaces

  19. Spot weldability of d-TRIP steel containing , K. Y. Lee2

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cambridge, University of

    of the strong dual phase steels,10,11 is large when compared with interstitial free or bake hardening steels in Table 1 according to the common standards.2125 A dual phase steel DP-78026 has in this work been-TRIP steel, designed to retain d-ferrite as a stable phase at all temperatures below melting. Fully

  20. 2014-2015 Trip Information Fall Break: October 22-25, 2014

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    Almor, Amit

    Click Here Poverty & Elderly; Christmas in Action; Spartanburg, SC Trip Leader: Tina Mauer Christmas disadvantaged homeowners. For more information Click Here Poverty & Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity; John Click Here Spring Break: March 7-14, 2015 Hunger & Poverty; C.R.O.S. Ministries; West Palm Beach, FL

  1. Google+ Virtual Field Trip on Vehicle Electrification at Argonne National Laboratory

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Don't miss this exclusive peek into the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Attendees will meet three researchers who will explain a different phase of vehicle electrification research. This field trip is very similar to the tou

  2. Spot weldability of TRIP assisted steels with high carbon and aluminium contents

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    Cambridge, University of

    Spot weldability of TRIP assisted steels with high carbon and aluminium contents G. S. Jung1 , K. Y of their aluminium concentrations of 3?5 or 5?6 wt-% and which also have high carbon contents of 0?3 or 0?4 wt-% when-ferrite, Ductility ratio, Weldability Introduction One variant of low alloy steel that benefits from transformation

  3. Sambhav Nepal On this trip, we will be working with Sambhav Nepal.

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    Blennerhassett, Peter

    Sambhav Nepal On this trip, we will be working with Sambhav Nepal. Their current mission is to achieve grassroots reforms in educational and health infrastructure in the villages of Gorkha, Nepal, so is a government-run secondary school where you might be running classes. Sambhav Nepal has been running some

  4. miRNA-205 affects infiltration and metastasis of breast cancer

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    Wang, Zhouquan [Department of Chest Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian 710061 (China) [Department of Chest Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian 710061 (China); Department of Tumor, SenGong Hospital of Shaanxi, Xian 710300 (China); Liao, Hehe; Deng, Zhiping; Yang, Po; Du, Ning; Zhanng, Yunfeng [Department of Chest Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian 710061 (China)] [Department of Chest Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian 710061 (China); Ren, Hong, E-mail: renhongs2000@yahoo.com.cn [Department of Chest Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian 710061 (China)] [Department of Chest Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian 710061 (China)

    2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: We detected expression of miR-205 in breast cancer cell lines and tissue samples. We suggest miR-205 is downregulated in human breast cancer tissues and MCF7 cells. We suggest the lower expression of miR-205 play a role in breast cancer onset. These data suggest that miR-205 directly targets HER3 in human breast cancer. -- Abstract: Background: An increasing number of studies have shown that miRNAs are commonly deregulated in human malignancies, but little is known about the function of miRNA-205 (miR-205) in human breast cancer. The present study investigated the influence of miR-205 on breast cancer malignancy. Methods: The expression level of miR-205 in the MCF7 breast cancer cell line was determined by quantitative (q)RT-PCR. We then analyzed the expression of miR-205 in breast cancer and paired non-tumor tissues. Finally, the roles of miR-205 in regulating tumor proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and target gene expression were studied by MTT assay, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, Western blotting and luciferase assay. Results: miR-205 was downregulated in breast cancer cells or tissues compared with normal breast cell lines or non-tumor tissues. Overexpression of miR-205 reduced the growth and colony-formation capacity of MCF7 cells by inducing apoptosis. Overexpression of miR-205 inhibited MCF7 cell migration and invasiveness. By bioinformation analysis, miR-205 was predicted to bind to the 3? untranslated regions of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)3 mRNA, and upregulation of miR-205 reduced HER3 protein expression. Conclusion: miR-205 is a tumor suppressor in human breast cancer by post-transcriptional inhibition of HER3 expression.

  5. Validation of MCNPX-PoliMi Fission Models

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    S. A. Pozzi; S. D. Clarke; W. Walsh; E. C. Miller; J. Dolan; M. Flaska; B. M. Wieger; A. Enqvist; E. Padovani; J. K. Mattingly; D. L. Chichester; P. Peerani

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new results on the measurement of correlated, outgoing neutrons from spontaneous fission events in a Cf-252 source. 16 EJ-309 liquid scintillation detectors are used to measure neutron-neutron correlations for various detector angles. Anisotropy in neutron emission is observed. The results are compared to MCNPX-PoliMi simulations and good agreement is observed.

  6. MCNPX-PoliMi for Nuclear Nonproliferation Applications

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    S. A. Pozzi; S. D. Clarke; W. Walsh; E. C. Miller; J. Dolan; M. Flaska; B. M. Wieger; A. Enqvist; E. Padovani; J. K. Mattingly; D. L. Chichester; P. Peerani

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past few years, efforts to develop new measurement systems to support nuclear nonproliferation and homeland security have increased substantially. Monte Carlo radiation transport is one of the simulation methods of choice for the analysis of data from existing systems and for the design of new measurement systems; it allows for accurate description of geometries, detailed modeling of particle-nucleus interactions, and event-by-event detection analysis. This paper describes the use of the Monte Carlo code MCNPX-PoliMi for nuclear-nonproliferation applications, with particular emphasis on the simulation of spontaneous and neutron-induced nuclear fission. In fact, of all possible neutron-nucleus interactions, neutron-induced fission is the most defining characteristic of special nuclear material (such as U-235 and Pu-239), which is the material of interest in nuclear-nonproliferation applications. The MCNP-PoliMi code was originally released from the Radiation Safety Shielding Center (RSSIC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2003 [1]; the MCNPX-PoliMi code contains many enhancements and is based on MCNPX ver. 2.7.0. MCNPX-PoliMi ver. 2.0 was released through RSICC in 2012 as a patch to MCNPX ver. 2.7.0 and as an executable [2].

  7. Supramolecular Chemistry@PoliMI: Where Nano meets Biology

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Supramolecular Chemistry@PoliMI: Where Nano meets Biology 28-29 June, 2012 Aula De Donato Piazza:30-12:15 Jonathan W. Steed, Durhan University, United Kingdom Responsive Supramolecular gels 12:15-12:45 Alberto-assembly for Biomedical Applications 14:45-15:15 Markus Linder, VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland Materials by self

  8. Event Rates for Off Axis NuMI Experiments

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    B. Viren

    2006-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutrino interaction rates for experiments placed off axis in the NuMI beam are calculated. Primary proton beam energy is 120 GeV and four locations at 810 km from target and 6, 12, 30 and 40 km off axis are considered. This report is part of the Joint FNAL/BNL Future Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment Study.

  9. Yo, yo misma y mi musa1 (mara castrejn)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    siempre que mantengan una distancia prudente de seguridad, pero cuando yo escribo la musa soy yo misma y todo el trabajo «sucio» y eso te convierte en actante, y a mí en lactante. 1. Mi infancia hal-00747889

  10. May 2 6, 2011 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Temple, Blake

    May 2 6, 2011 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Young Researchers and Grad Students of Michigan, Chair, Craig Evans Univ of California, Berkeley, Tai-Ping Liu Stanford, Craig Tracy Univ, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications-University of Minnesota, Department of Mathematics-University

  11. Agent Program Planning Information S! Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes!

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    Agent Program Planning Information S! Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes! (A culturally appropriate type 2 diabetes self-management program for Hispanic/Latino, Spanish-speaking audiences) Relevance Estimates from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission indicate that in 2011 diabetes cost Texas more

  12. Discovery of miRNA-regulated processes in mammalian development

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    Young, Amanda Garfinkel

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The genomes of plants and animals encode hundreds of non-coding ~22nt RNAs termed "microRNAs" (miRNAs). These RNAs guide the sequence-specific inhibition of translation and destabilization of mRNA targets through short ...

  13. The action of ARGONAUTE1 in the miRNA pathway and its

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    Bartel, David

    The action of ARGONAUTE1 in the miRNA pathway and its regulation by the miRNA pathway are crucial, France; 2 Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, USA; 3 Laboratoire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous 21

  14. 74 Home Power #23 June / July 1991 n my trips around the country testing photovoltaic systems and presenting seminars

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    74 Home Power #23 · June / July 1991 n my trips around the country testing photovoltaic systems reliability, durability, safety, and cost. After the power leaves the utility distribution system, the NEC

  15. Application-specific integrated circuit design for a typical pressurized water reactor pressure channel trip

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    Battle, R.E.; Manges, W.W.; Emery, M.S.; Vendermolen, R.I. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bhatt, S. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article discusses the use of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in nuclear plant safety systems. ASICs have certain advantages over software-based systems because they can be simple enough to be thoroughly tested, and they can be tailored to replace existing equipment. An architecture to replace a pressurized water reactor pressure channel trip is presented. Methods of implementing digital algorithms are also discussed.

  16. Effect of TRIPS on Pricing, Affordability and Access to Essential Medicines in Bhutan

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    Dorji, Tandi

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    9 Brazil, Abbot, & AIDS drugs patents. Available at: http://www.natap.org/2005/HIV/070805_01.htm Effects of TRIPS on essential medicices ion Bhutan 133 countries. The Doha Declaration of 2001 ensured access to cheap high... quality effective medicines for the people. The bulk of these medicines is imported from generic companies in India, where based on its 1970 patent laws, copies of patented drugs were manufactured using different processes which made it cheap...

  17. Station Footprint: Separation Distances, Storage Options, and...

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

    Station Footprint: Separation Distances, Storage Options, and Pre-Cooling Station Footprint: Separation Distances, Storage Options, and Pre-Cooling This presentation by Aaron...

  18. Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair; Daum, Wolfgang; Otsubo, Tom; Hershey, John Erik; Hess, Gerald James

    2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    One embodiment of the invention includes a system for operating a railway network comprising a first railway vehicle (400) during a trip along track segments (401/412/420). The system comprises a first element (65) for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle (400), a second element (65) for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle (418) relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor (62) for receiving information from the first (65) and the second (65) elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment (401/412/420) by the second vehicle (418) and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle (400) and an algorithm embodied within the processor (62) having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle (400), wherein the speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle (400).

  19. Long working distance interference microscope

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sinclair, Michael B.; DeBoer, Maarten P.; Smith, Norman F.

    2004-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a long working distance interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. The long working distance of 10-30 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-D height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer. A well-matched pair of reference/sample objectives is not required, significantly reducing the cost of this microscope, as compared to a Linnik microinterferometer.

  20. Entropy distance: New quantum phenomena

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    Weis, Stephan [Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Inselstr. 22, D-04103 Leipzig (Germany); Knauf, Andreas [Department of Mathematics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Cauerstr. 11, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany)

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a curve of Gibbsian families of complex 3 Multiplication-Sign 3-matrices and point out new features, absent in commutative finite-dimensional algebras: a discontinuous maximum-entropy inference, a discontinuous entropy distance, and non-exposed faces of the mean value set. We analyze these problems from various aspects including convex geometry, topology, and information geometry. This research is motivated by a theory of infomax principles, where we contribute by computing first order optimality conditions of the entropy distance.

  1. MI 625 -Processos Estocasticos Nancy Lopes Garcia, Sala 209 -IMECC

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    Lopes Garcia, Nancy

    MI 625 - Processos Estoc´asticos Nancy Lopes Garcia, Sala 209 - IMECC nancy@ime.unicamp.br, www´etrica para Processos de Poisson · MCMC e simula¸c~ao perfeita 1 #12;Processos Estoc´asticos Infer^encia: Seja´es de um Modelo Log´istico Regressivo, cujas vari´aveis regressoras dependem do tempo anterior, por

  2. Title Trip Report: Hydrologic Field Reconnaissance Led by Robert Coache, Water Resources

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilAElectronic Input Options Gary L. Hirsch SNLMay 20102 Hourto theContainmentTrip

  3. Trip Report

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  4. Trip Report

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  5. Trip Report

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  6. Metrics and methods for social distance

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    Andris, Clio

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Distance measures are important for scientists because they illustrate the dynamics of geospatial topologies for physical and social processes. Two major types of distance are generally used for this purpose: Euclidean ...

  7. Groundwater protection for the NuMI project

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    Wehmann, A.; Smart, W.; Menary, S.; Hylen, J.; Childress, S.

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The physics requirements for the long base line neutrino oscillation experiment MINOS dictate that the NuMI beamline be located in the aquifer at Fermilab. A methodology is described for calculating the level of radioactivation of groundwater caused by operation of this beamline. A conceptual shielding design for the 750 meter long decay pipe is investigated which would reduce radioactivation of the groundwater to below government standards. More economical shielding designs to meet these requirements are being explored. Also, information on local geology, hydrogeology, government standards, and a glossary have been included.

  8. MHK Technologies/Mi2 | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRose Bend < MHK ProjectsFlagship <HelixKESCClick hereMi2 < MHK

  9. 2012 NIST Precision Measurement Grants Georg Raithel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    2012 NIST Precision Measurement Grants Georg Raithel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI to the transition frequencies. Thomas Stace, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Thermometry

  10. All majors in geology are required to complete GLY 4750 (Field Methods) which includes classroom lectures on Appalachian Geology, a nine day trip to the Southern Appalachians, and

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    All majors in geology are required to complete GLY 4750 (Field Methods) which includes classroom lectures on Appalachian Geology, a nine day trip to the Southern Appalachians, and two oneday field trips geological data and interpretations, and requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in integrating

  11. ON PULSAR DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS AND THEIR UNCERTAINTIES

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    Verbiest, J. P. W.; Lee, K. J. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Weisberg, J. M.; Chael, A. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057 (United States); Lorimer, D. R. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States)

    2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate distances to pulsars can be used for a variety of studies of the Galaxy and its electron content. However, most distance measures to pulsars have been derived from the absorption (or lack thereof) of pulsar emission by Galactic H I gas, which typically implies that only upper or lower limits on the pulsar distance are available. We present a critical analysis of all measured H I distance limits to pulsars and other neutron stars, and translate these limits into actual distance estimates through a likelihood analysis that simultaneously corrects for statistical biases. We also apply this analysis to parallax measurements of pulsars in order to obtain accurate distance estimates and find that the parallax and H I distance measurements are biased in different ways, because of differences in the sampled populations. Parallax measurements typically underestimate a pulsar's distance because of the limited distance to which this technique works and the consequential strong effect of the Galactic pulsar distribution (i.e., the original Lutz-Kelker bias), in H I distance limits, however, the luminosity bias dominates the Lutz-Kelker effect, leading to overestimated distances because the bright pulsars on which this technique is applicable are more likely to be nearby given their brightness.

  12. Hubble's Law and the Distance Scale Landmarks in our understanding of cosmic distances

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    Basu, Shantanu

    find distances to celestial objects? Build up distance scale from direct measurements to nearby objectsHubble's Law and the Distance Scale Landmarks in our understanding of cosmic distances: (1) Triangulation to determine the scale and dynamics of the solar system (Kepler) (2) Parallax to determine

  13. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS When planning a trip abroad, individuals sometimes take information, technology and equipment with them.

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    Farritor, Shane

    INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS When planning a trip abroad, individuals to be aware of the impact of export control regulations when traveling internationally. Export control to most countries oftentimes does not raise any export control concerns. In some cases, an exclusion

  14. Characterizing Walk Trips in communities by Using Data from 2009 National Household Travel Survey, American Community Survey, and Other Sources

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    Hwang, Ho-Ling [ORNL] [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [Macrosys] [Macrosys; Wilson, Daniel W [ORNL] [ORNL; Murakami, Elaine [FHWA USDOT] [FHWA USDOT

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-motorized travel (i.e. walking and bicycling) are of increasing interest to the transportation profession, especially in context with energy consumption, reducing vehicular congestion, urban development patterns, and promotion of healthier life styles. This research project aimed to identify factors impacting the amount of travel for both walk and bike trips at the Census block group or tract level, using several public and private data sources. The key survey of travel behavior is the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) which had over 87,000 walk trips for persons 16 and over, and over 6000 bike trips for persons 16 and over. The NHTS, in conjunction with the Census Bureau s American Community Survey, street density measures using Census Bureau TIGER, WalkScore , Nielsen Claritas employment estimates, and several other sources were used for this study. Stepwise Logistic Regression modeling techniques as well as Discriminant Analysis were applied using the integrated data set. While the models performed reasonably well for walk trips, travel by bike was abandoned due to sparseness of data. This paper discusses data sources utilized and modeling processes conducted under this study. It also presents a summary of findings and addresses data challenges and lesson-learned from this research effort.

  15. Senate Trip to UCBA The Faculty Senate meeting and presentations by the UCBA Dean & Student Government President will

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    Papautsky, Ian

    1 Senate Trip to UCBA The Faculty Senate meeting and presentations by the UCBA Dean & Student:15 Presentation by Dean Cady Short Thompson 3:15 ­ 3:20 Presentation by UCBA Student Government President Corey Hampton 3:20 ­ 3:30 Break and opportunity to view multimedia presentations

  16. "Climate change in Massachusetts: What would Henry say?" A field trip-based course for Fall 2011

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    Guenther, Frank

    1 Syllabus "Climate change in Massachusetts: What would Henry say?" A field trip-based course and animals of Massachusetts, and his records are now being used to document the reality of climate change. If Thoreau were alive today, he could readily observe the impacts of climate change and other human

  17. Global identification of miRNAs and targets in Populus euphratica under salt stress

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    Deng, Xing-Wang

    Global identification of miRNAs and targets in Populus euphratica under salt stress Bosheng Li, a typical hydro-halophyte, is ideal for studying salt stress responses in woody plants. MicroRNAs (miRNA may regulate tolerance to salt stress but this has not been widely studied in P. euphratica

  18. TRACE/PARCS modelling of rips trip transients for Lungmen ABWR

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    Chang, C. Y. [Inst. of Nuclear Engineering and Science, National Tsing-Hua Univ., No.101, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China); Lin, H. T.; Wang, J. R. [Inst. of Nuclear Energy Research, No. 1000, Wenhua Rd., Longtan Township, Taoyuan County 32546, Taiwan (China); Shih, C. [Inst. of Nuclear Engineering and Science, Dept. of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing-Hua Univ., No.101, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of this study are to examine the performances of the steady-state results calculated by the Lungmen TRACE/PARCS model compared to SIMULATE-3 code, as well as to use the analytical results of the final safety analysis report (FSAR) to benchmark the Lungmen TRACE/PARCS model. In this study, three power generation methods in TRACE were utilized to analyze the three reactor internal pumps (RIPs) trip transient for the purpose of validating the TRACE/PARCS model. In general, the comparisons show that the transient responses of key system parameters agree well with the FSAR results, including core power, core inlet flow, reactivity, etc. Further studies will be performed in the future using Lungmen TRACE/PARCS model. After the commercial operation of Lungmen nuclear power plant, TRACE/PARCS model will be verified. (authors)

  19. MONITORING AND HABITAT ANALYSIS FOR WOLVES IN UPPER MARCEL J. POTVIN,1 School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

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    Resources and Environmental Science Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA THOMAS D. DRUMMER, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA DEAN E. BEYER, JR., Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Marquette

  20. Enhancement of ion current from the TRIPS source by means of different electron donors

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    Gammino, S.; Ciavola, G.; Celona, L.; Torrisi, L.; Mascali, D.; Passarello, S.; Galata, A. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia 62, 95123 Catania (Italy); INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell'Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (Italy)

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of measurements were carried out with the TRasco Intense Proton Source (TRIPS) to determine the effectiveness of different materials as electron donors. It is well known that the use of boron nitride (BN) disks inside the plasma chamber increases the current extracted from microwave discharge ion sources, generating additional electrons. In the past, one of the two disks was replaced by a 40 {mu}m Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} coating over the extraction electrode, which gave some increase of current, but after less than 200 h was heavily damaged. The tests here reported concern three different options: (a) thicker Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} layer (100 {mu}m) deposited over the extraction electrode; a 1-mm-thick aluminium foil over which an alumina layer is deposited, inserted in the plasma chamber; a 5-mm-thick Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} tube embedded in the plasma chamber of the TRIPS source (the outer diameter of the tube being slightly smaller than the inner diameter of the chamber). The tests were carried out in the same conditions as for magnetic field topology and only rf power and gas input were variable. Special attention was paid to the proton fraction. In fact, a higher proton fraction can be considered as a signature of the higher availability of electrons in the plasma. With the thick alumina tube not only was a better current and proton fraction observed but also a lower beam ripple and better stability.

  1. Optical distance measurement device and method thereof

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    Bowers, Mark W. (Patterson, CA)

    2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method of efficiently obtaining distance measurements of a target. A modulated optical beam may be used to determine the distance to the target. A first beam splitter may be used to split the optical beam and a second beam splitter may be used to recombine a reference beam with a return ranging beam. An optical mixing detector may be used in a receiver to efficiently detect distance measurement information.

  2. EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX COMPLETION PROBLEMS June ...

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    2010-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 6, 2010 ... Three properties of .... global minimizer, a very desirable property. ...... distances between hydrogen atoms that are closer than 3.5 . The...

  3. Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    These regulations set minimum distance requirements between certain types of facilities that generate, process, store, and dispose of hazardous waste and other land uses. The regulations require an...

  4. 2005 Borchardt Conference: A Seminar on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment February 23-25, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Nerenberg, Robert

    -25, Ann Arbor, MI Conference Proceedings 1 Membrane Biofilm Reactors for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Treatment February 23-25, Ann Arbor, MI Conference Proceedings 2 (sparging) to replenish oxygen: A Seminar on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment February 23-25, Ann Arbor, MI Conference Proceedings

  5. Knots and Minimum Distance Energy Rosanna Speller

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    Denne, Elizabeth

    Knots and Minimum Distance Energy Rosanna Speller (Dated: May 11, 2008) Professor Elizabeth Denne have least Minimum Distance Energy. I previously showed that the energy is minimized for convex polygons. We hope relating the energy to chords of polygons will be a helpful step towards showing

  6. THE EXTRAGALACTIC DISTANCE SCALE WITHOUT CEPHEIDS. IV

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    Hislop, Lachlan; Mould, Jeremy [School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Vic 3010 (Australia); Schmidt, Brian; Bessell, Michael S.; Da Costa, Gary; Francis, Paul; Keller, Stefan; Tisserand, Patrick; Rapoport, Sharon; Casey, Andy, E-mail: jmould@unimelb.edu.au, E-mail: brian@mso.anu.edu.au [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia)

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Cepheid period-luminosity relation is the primary distance indicator used in most determinations of the Hubble constant. The tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) is an alternative basis. Using the new Australian National University (ANU) SkyMapper Telescope, we calibrate the Tully-Fisher relation in the I band. We find that the TRGB and Cepheid distance scales are consistent.

  7. Short distance physics with heavy quark potentials

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    Zantow, F; Karsch, Frithjof; Petreczky, P

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present lattice studies of heavy quark potentials in the quenched approximation of QCD at finite temperatures. Both, the color singlet and color averaged potentials are calculated. While the potentials are well known at large distances, we give a detailed analysis of their short distance behavior (from 0.015 fm to 1 fm) near the critical temperature. At these distances we expect that the T-dependent potentials go over into the zero temperature potential. Indeed, we find evidences that the temperature influence gets suppressed and the potentials starts to become a unique function of the underlying distance scale. We use this feature to normalize the heavy quark potentials at short distances and extract the free energy of the quark system in a gluonic heat bath.

  8. National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative

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    Dr. James B. Beddow

    2013-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Executive Summary The energy development assumptions identified in the Department of Energy's position paper, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, projected an exploding demand for wind energy-related workforce development. These primary assumptions drove a secondary set of assumptions that early stage wind industry workforce development and training paradigms would need to undergo significant change if the workforce needs were to be met. The current training practice and culture within the wind industry is driven by a relatively small number of experts with deep field experience and knowledge. The current training methodology is dominated by face-to-face, classroom based, instructor present training. Given these assumptions and learning paradigms, the purpose of the National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative was to determine the feasibility of developing online learning strategies and products focused on training wind technicians. The initial project scope centered on (1) identifying resources that would be needed for development of subject matter and course design/delivery strategies for industry-based (non-academic) training, and (2) development of an appropriate Learning Management System (LMS). As the project unfolded, the initial scope was expanded to include development of learning products and the addition of an academic-based training partner. The core partners included two training entities, industry-based Airstreams Renewables and academic-based Lake Area Technical Institute. A third partner, Vision Video Interactive, Inc. provided technology-based learning platforms (hardware and software). The revised scope yielded an expanded set of results beyond the initial expectation. Eight learning modules were developed for the industry-based Electrical Safety course. These modules were subsequently redesigned and repurposed for test application in an academic setting. Software and hardware developments during the project's timeframe enabled redesign providing for student access through the use of tablet devices such as iPads. Early prototype Learning Management Systems (LMS) featuring more student-centric access and interfaces with emerging social media were developed and utilized during the testing applications. The project also produced soft results involving cross learning between and among the partners regarding subject matter expertise, online learning pedagogy, and eLearning technology-based platforms. The partners believe that the most significant, overarching accomplishment of the project was the development and implementation of goals, activities, and outcomes that significantly exceeded those proposed in the initial grant application submitted in 2009. Key specific accomplishments include: (1) development of a set of 8 online learning modules addressing electrical safety as it relates to the work of wind technicians; (3) development of a flexible, open-ended Learning Management System (LMS): (3) creation of a robust body of learning (knowledge, experience, skills, and relationships). Project leaders have concluded that there is substantial resource equity that could be leverage and recommend that it be carried forward to pursue a Next Stage Opportunity relating to development of an online core curriculum for institute and community college energy workforce development programs.

  9. Haiti Trip Summary, by Faisal Raja I was fortunate to participate in a medical mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    Haiti Trip Summary, by Faisal Raja I was fortunate to participate in a medical mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in February 2010. I worked out of a temporary hospital set up in Bojeux Parc, a children

  10. Would you like an absolutely free prescription for reduced risk of numerous diseases and increased energy, happiness and life expectancy that requires no trips to the store or

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Would you like an absolutely free prescription for reduced risk of numerous diseases and increased energy, happiness and life expectancy that requires no trips to the store or special equipment? What

  11. Solar Flare Measurements with STIX and MiSolFA

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    Casadei, Diego

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar flares are the most powerful events in the solar system and the brightest sources of X-rays, often associated with emission of particles reaching the Earth and causing geomagnetic storms, giving problems to communication, airplanes and even black-outs. X-rays emitted by accelerated electrons are the most direct probe of solar flare phenomena. The Micro Solar-Flare Apparatus (MiSolFA) is a proposed compact X-ray detector which will address the two biggest issues in solar flare modeling. Dynamic range limitations prevent simultaneous spectroscopy with a single instrument of all X-ray emitting regions of a flare. In addition, most X-ray observations so far are inconsistent with the high anisotropy predicted by the models usually adopted for solar flares. Operated at the same time as the STIX instrument of the ESA Solar Orbiter mission, at the next solar maximum (2020), they will have the unique opportunity to look at the same flare from two different directions: Solar Orbiter gets very close to the Sun wit...

  12. Modulation of Ago-miRNA regulatory networks by cis-sequence elements and target competition

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    Bosson, Andrew D. (Andrew David)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    regulators of gene expression in a wide range of organisms and biological processes. Each miRNA guides Argonaute (Ago) protein complexes to target and repress hundreds of genes in a sequence-dependent manner. To identify ...

  13. Direct miRNA-hybridization assays and their potential in diagnostics

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    Krylov, Sergey

    Direct miRNA-hybridization assays and their potential in diagnostics David W. Wegman, Sergey N. Wegman, Sergey N. Krylov* Centre for Research on Biomolecular Interactions, York University, Toronto

  14. Posttranscriptional Regulation of BK Channel Splice Variant Stability by miR-9

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    Siegelmann , Hava T

    Neuron Article Posttranscriptional Regulation of BK Channel Splice Variant Stability by miR-9Department of Psychiatry, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical Systems Laboratory, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts, 140 Governors Drive, Amherst

  15. Optical Distance Measurement Device And Method Thereof

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bowers, Mark W. (Patterson, CA)

    2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method of efficiently obtaining distance measurements of a target by scanning the target. An optical beam is provided by a light source and modulated by a frequency source. The modulated optical beam is transmitted to an acousto-optical deflector capable of changing the angle of the optical beam in a predetermined manner to produce an output for scanning the target. In operation, reflected or diffused light from the target may be received by a detector and transmitted to a controller configured to calculate the distance to the target as well as the measurement uncertainty in calculating the distance to the target.

  16. Discretization vertex orders in distance geometry

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    2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 28, 2014 ... a hydrogen atom and to a side chain), followed by the carboxyl ... properties: we know the distance of each atom v to its predecessor v ? 1,...

  17. Globular cluster luminosity function as distance indicator

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    Rejkuba, M

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Globular clusters are among the first objects used to establish the distance scale of the Universe. In the 1970-ies it has been recognized that the differential magnitude distribution of old globular clusters is very similar in different galaxies presenting a peak at M_V ~ -7.5. This peak magnitude of the so-called Globular Cluster Luminosity Function has been then established as a secondary distance indicator. The intrinsic accuracy of the method has been estimated to be of the order of ~0.2 mag, competitive with other distance determination methods. Lately the study of the Globular Cluster Systems has been used more as a tool for galaxy formation and evolution, and less so for distance determinations. Nevertheless, the collection of homogeneous and large datasets with the ACS on board HST presented new insights on the usefulness of the Globular Cluster Luminosity Function as distance indicator. I discuss here recent results based on observational and theoretical studies, which show that this distance indica...

  18. Modern Instrumentation, 2013, 2, 7-15 doi:10.4236/mi.2013.21002 Published Online January 2013 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/mi)

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    Adler, Andy

    ://www.scirp.org/journal/mi) Toward a Test Protocol for Conducted Energy Weapons Andy Adler1 , David Dawson1 , Robert Evans2 , Laurin and Computer Engineering, Ottawa, Canada 2 Datrend Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada 3 Vernac Ltd., Ottawa, Canada 4 MPB Technologies, Montreal, Canada Email: adler@sce.carleton.ca Received November 4, 2012

  19. miR-196a targets netrin 4 and regulates cell proliferation and migration of cervical cancer cells

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    Zhang, Jie [Department of Pathology, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China)] [Department of Pathology, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China); Zheng, Fangxia [Department of Radiotherapy, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China)] [Department of Radiotherapy, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China); Yu, Gang [Department for Disease Control, Tumor Hospital of Liaocheng, Liaocheng 252000 (China)] [Department for Disease Control, Tumor Hospital of Liaocheng, Liaocheng 252000 (China); Yin, Yanhua, E-mail: yinyanhuablk@163.com [Department of Pathology, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China)] [Department of Pathology, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China); Lu, Qingyang [Department of Pathology, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China)] [Department of Pathology, Liaocheng Peoples Hospital, Liaocheng 252000 (China)

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: miR-196a was overexpressed in cervical cancer tissue compared to normal tissue. miR-196a expression elevated proliferation and migration of cervical cancer cells. miR-196a inhibited NTN4 expression by binding 3?-UTR region of NTN4 mRNA. NTN4 inversely correlated with miR-196a expression in cervical tissue and cell line. NTN4 expression was low in cervical cancer tissue compared to normal tissue. -- Abstract: Recent research has uncovered tumor-suppressive and oncogenic potential of miR-196a in various tumors. However, the expression and mechanism of its function in cervical cancer remains unclear. In this study, we assess relative expression of miR-196a in cervical premalignant lesions, cervical cancer tissues, and four cancer cell lines using quantitative real-time PCR. CaSki and HeLa cells were treated with miR-196a inhibitors, mimics, or pCDNA/miR-196a to investigate the role of miR-196a in cancer cell proliferation and migration. We demonstrated that miR-196a was overexpressed in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 23 and cervical cancer tissue. Moreover, its expression contributes to the proliferation and migration of cervical cancer cells, whereas inhibiting its expression led to a reduction in proliferation and migration. Five candidate targets of miR-196a chosen by computational prediction and Cervical Cancer Gene Database search were measured for their mRNA in both miR-196a-overexpressing and -depleted cancer cells. Only netrin 4 (NTN4) expression displayed an inverse association with miR-196a. Fluorescent reporter assays revealed that miR-196a inhibited NTN4 expression by targeting one binding site in the 3?-untranslated region (3?-UTR) of NTN4 mRNA. Furthermore, qPCR and Western blot assays verified NTN4 expression was downregulated in cervical cancer tissues compared to normal controls, and in vivo mRNA level of NTN4 inversely correlated with miR-196a expression. In summary, our findings provide new insights about the functional role of miR-196a in cervical carcinogenesis and suggested a potential use of miR-196a for clinical diagnosis and as a therapeutic target.

  20. Mi2b Is Required for c-Globin Gene Silencing: Temporal Assembly of a GATA-1-FOG-1-Mi2 Repressor Complex in b-YAC Transgenic Mice

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    Costa, Flavia C.; Fedosyuk, Halyna; Chazelle, Allen M.; Neades, Renee Y.; Peterson, Kenneth R.

    2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    - globin expression during adult definitive erythropoiesis. Results Expression of c-globin in Mi2b conditional knockout b- YAC mice The NuRD complex is composed of the ATPase Mi2, MTA-1, MTA-2, p66, RbAp46 (RBBP7), RbAp48 (RBBP4), MBD3 and the histone... (Figure 2N), although the Mi2b conditional knockout mice showed fewer strong HbF-positive cells. Mature RBCs are enucleated, making it difficult to demonstrate that the nuclear-localized Mi2b protein is reduced in these cells. To further demonstrate...

  1. miR-421 induces cell proliferation and apoptosis resistance in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma via downregulation of FOXO4

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    Chen, Liang [Neurosurgery Institute, Key Laboratory on Brain Function Repair and Regeneration of Guangdong, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282 (China) [Neurosurgery Institute, Key Laboratory on Brain Function Repair and Regeneration of Guangdong, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282 (China); Department of Otolaryngology, Guangzhou General Hospital of PLA Guangzhou Command, Guangzhou 510010 (China); Tang, Yanping [Neurosurgery Institute, Key Laboratory on Brain Function Repair and Regeneration of Guangdong, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282 (China)] [Neurosurgery Institute, Key Laboratory on Brain Function Repair and Regeneration of Guangdong, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282 (China); Wang, Jian [Department of Otolaryngology, Guangzhou General Hospital of PLA Guangzhou Command, Guangzhou 510010 (China)] [Department of Otolaryngology, Guangzhou General Hospital of PLA Guangzhou Command, Guangzhou 510010 (China); Yan, Zhongjie [Affiliated Bayi Brain Hospital, The Military General Hospital of Beijing PLA,The Bayi Clinical Medical Institute of Southern Medical University, Beijing 100700 (China)] [Affiliated Bayi Brain Hospital, The Military General Hospital of Beijing PLA,The Bayi Clinical Medical Institute of Southern Medical University, Beijing 100700 (China); Xu, Ruxiang, E-mail: RuxiangXu@yahoo.com [Affiliated Bayi Brain Hospital, The Military General Hospital of Beijing PLA,The Bayi Clinical Medical Institute of Southern Medical University, Beijing 100700 (China)] [Affiliated Bayi Brain Hospital, The Military General Hospital of Beijing PLA,The Bayi Clinical Medical Institute of Southern Medical University, Beijing 100700 (China)

    2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: miR-421 is upregulated in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. miR-421 induces cell proliferation and apoptosis resistance. FOXO4 is a direct and functional target of miR-421. -- Abstract: microRNAs have been demonstrated to play important roles in cancer development and progression. Hence, identifying functional microRNAs and better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms would provide new clues for the development of targeted cancer therapies. Herein, we reported that a microRNA, miR-421 played an oncogenic role in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Upregulation of miR-421 induced, whereas inhibition of miR-421 repressed cell proliferation and apoptosis resistance. Furthermore, we found that upregulation of miR-421 inhibited forkhead box protein O4 (FOXO4) signaling pathway following downregulation of p21, p27, Bim and FASL expression by directly targeting FOXO4 3?UTR. Additionally, we demonstrated that FOXO4 expression is critical for miR-421-induced cell growth and apoptosis resistance. Taken together, our findings not only suggest that miR-421 promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell proliferation and anti-apoptosis, but also uncover a novel regulatory mechanism for inactivation of FOXO4 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

  2. Distance-dependent radiation chemistry: Oxidation versus hydrogenation...

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    Distance-dependent radiation chemistry: Oxidation versus hydrogenation of CO in electron-irradiated H2OCOH2O ices. Distance-dependent radiation chemistry: Oxidation versus...

  3. Single-molecule modeling of mRNA degradation by miRNA: Lessons from data

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    Celine Sin; Davide Chiarugi; Angelo Valleriani

    2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent experimental results on the effect of miRNA on the decay of its target mRNA have been analyzed against a previously hypothesized single molecule degradation pathway. According to that hypothesis, the silencing complex (miRISC) first interacts with its target mRNA and then recruits the protein complexes associated with NOT1 and PAN3 to trigger deadenylation (and subsequent degradation) of the target mRNA. Our analysis of the experimental decay patterns allowed us to refine the structure of the degradation pathways at the single molecule level. Surprisingly, we found that if the previously hypothesized network was correct, only about 7% of the target mRNA would be regulated by the miRNA mechanism, which is inconsistent with the available knowledge. Based on systematic data analysis, we propose the alternative hypothesis that NOT1 interacts with miRISC before binding to the target mRNA. Moreover, we show that when miRISC binds alone to the target mRNA, the mRNA is degraded more slowly, probably through a deadenylation-independent pathway. The new biochemical pathway we propose both fits the data and paves the way for new experimental work to identify new interactions.

  4. Short-Distance Structure of Nuclei

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    D. W. Higinbotham; E. Piasetzky; S. A. Wood

    2009-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    One of Jefferson Lab's original missions was to further our understanding of the short-distance structure of nuclei. In particular, to understand what happens when two or more nucleons within a nucleus have strongly overlapping wave-functions; a phenomena commonly referred to as short-range correlations. Herein, we review the results of the (e,e'), (e,e'p) and (e,e'pN) reactions that have been used at Jefferson Lab to probe this short-distance structure as well as provide an outlook for future experiments.

  5. A study of muon neutrino disappearance with the MINOS detectors and the NuMI neutrino beam

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    Marshall, John Stuart; /Cambridge U.

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the results of an analysis of {nu}{sub {mu}} disappearance with the MINOS experiment, which studies the neutrino beam produced by the NuMI facility at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The rates and energy spectra of charged current {nu}{sub {mu}} interactions are measured in two similar detectors, located at distances of 1 km and 735 km along the NuMI beamline. The Near Detector provides accurate measurements of the initial beam composition and energy, while the Far Detector is sensitive to the effects of neutrino oscillations. The analysis uses data collected between May 2005 and March 2007, corresponding to an exposure of 2.5 x 10{sup 20} protons on target. As part of the analysis, sophisticated software was developed to identify muon tracks in the detectors and to reconstruct muon kinematics. Events with reconstructed tracks were then analyzed using a multivariate technique to efficiently isolate a pure sample of charged current {nu}{sub {mu}} events. An extrapolation method was also developed, which produces accurate predictions of the Far Detector neutrino energy spectrum, based on data collected at the Near Detector. Finally, several techniques to improve the sensitivity of an oscillation measurement were implemented, and a full study of the systematic uncertainties was performed. Extrapolating from observations at the Near Detector, 733 {+-} 29 Far Detector events were expected in the absence of oscillations, but only 563 events were observed. This deficit in event rate corresponds to a significance of 4.3 standard deviations. The deficit is energy dependent and clear distortion of the Far Detector energy spectrum is observed. A maximum likelihood analysis, which fully accounts for systematic uncertainties, is used to determine the allowed regions for the oscillation parameters and identifies the best fit values as {Delta}m{sub 32}{sup 2} = 2.29{sub -0.14}{sup +0.14} x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23} > 0.953 (68% confidence level). The models of neutrino decoherence and decay are disfavored at the 5.0{sigma} and 3.2{sigma} levels respectively, while the no oscillation model is excluded at the 9.4{sigma} level.

  6. Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education & Distance Learning

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    Selmic, Sandra

    1 Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education & Distance Learning 720 West Railroad Avenue, PO training. ENERGY CONSERVATION - BASIC ELECTRICAL CONCEPTS - 8 Hours - $119 The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with the basic concepts of electricity and how to use those concepts to maximize efficiency

  7. SOLVING MOLECULAR DISTANCE GEOMETRY PROBLEMS BY ...

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    2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    and each point in {1,...,N} represents (the center of) an atom; when lij = uij ... Ea ad Er are appealing for their smoothness that allows to use efficient local min- ... 200-atom fragments, and generated distance data for pairs in successive residues ...... J. P. K. Doye, Global optimization by basin-hopping and the lowest energy.

  8. Long Distance Pronominalisation and Global Focus

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    Hitzeman, Janet; Poesio, Massimo

    Our corpus of descriptive text contains a significant number of long-distance pronominal references(8.4% of the total). In order to account for howthese pronouns are interpreted, we re-examine Grosz and Sidners theory of ...

  9. Cosmological consequences of short distance physics

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    Niemeyer, J C

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inflation can act as a space-time microscope for Planck or string scale effects, leaving potentially observable traces in the primordial perturbation spectrum. I discuss two frameworks that were used recently to study this phenomenon: nonlinear dispersion and short distance uncertainty.

  10. Cosmological consequences of short distance physics

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    Jens C. Niemeyer

    2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Inflation can act as a space-time microscope for Planck or string scale effects, leaving potentially observable traces in the primordial perturbation spectrum. I discuss two frameworks that were used recently to study this phenomenon: nonlinear dispersion and short distance uncertainty.

  11. PREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY

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    Dyer, Bill

    of humans and their companion domestic animals and livestock. Students learn that there are certain "at riskPREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY: MEDICAL-VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY CLINICS laboratory," library materials, conventional lectures and the 43 virtual patients in the clinics

  12. Segmentation into fuzzy regions using topographic distance

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    Philipp-Foliguet, Sylvie

    recognition from fuzzy regions. Keywords: Segmentation, Fuzzy region, Watershed, Color image, TopographicSegmentation into fuzzy regions using topographic distance SYLVIE PHILIPP­FOLIGUET 1 MARCELO@dcc.ufmg.br, arnaldo@dcc.ufmg.br 3 Supported by CAPES. Abstract. This paper exposes an algorithm that leads to a fuzzy

  13. Estimation of Evolutionary Distance between Nucleotide Sequences'

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    Nei, Masatoshi

    Estimation of Evolutionary Distance between Nucleotide Sequences' Fumio Tajima and Masatoshi Nei University of Texas at Houston A mathematical formula for estimating the average number of nucleotide sub rates of substitution among different nucleotide pairs. Although this formula is obtained for the equal

  14. GRID Technologies => `Education' = `Distance Michalis Xenos

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    Boyer, Edmond

    GRID Technologies => `Education' = `Distance Education' Michalis Xenos 1,2 , Bill Vassiliadis 1 possibilities that Grid technologies create in education, presents current learning paradigms and makes a prediction about the way in which Grid technologies may affect the future of education. The case

  15. Introduction The Fiber-Lite MI-150 is a 150 Watt quartz halogen fiber optic illuminator designed for general microscopy

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    Kleinfeld, David

    Introduction The Fiber-Lite MI-150 is a 150 Watt quartz halogen fiber optic illuminator designed for general microscopy use. When used with specialty fiber optic cables the MI-150 illuminator can also Illuminator from the carton and retain the manual and any additional documents. ! Remove the fiber optic cable

  16. Metrics for measuring distances in configuration spaces

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    Sadeghi, Ali, E-mail: ali.sadeghi@unibas.ch; Ghasemi, S. Alireza; Schaefer, Bastian; Mohr, Stephan; Goedecker, Stefan [Department of Physics, Universitt Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland)] [Department of Physics, Universitt Basel, Klingelbergstr. 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Lill, Markus A. [Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)] [Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

    2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to characterize molecular structures we introduce configurational fingerprint vectors which are counterparts of quantities used experimentally to identify structures. The Euclidean distance between the configurational fingerprint vectors satisfies the properties of a metric and can therefore safely be used to measure dissimilarities between configurations in the high dimensional configuration space. In particular we show that these metrics are a perfect and computationally cheap replacement for the root-mean-square distance (RMSD) when one has to decide whether two noise contaminated configurations are identical or not. We introduce a Monte Carlo approach to obtain the global minimum of the RMSD between configurations, which is obtained from a global minimization over all translations, rotations, and permutations of atomic indices.

  17. Long working distance incoherent interference microscope

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Sinclair, Michael B. (Albuquerque, NM); De Boer, Maarten P. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A full-field imaging, long working distance, incoherent interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. A long working distance greater than 10 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-dimensional height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer while being actively probed, and, optionally, through a transparent window. An optically identical pair of sample and reference arm objectives is not required, which reduces the overall system cost, and also the cost and time required to change sample magnifications. Using a LED source, high magnification (e.g., 50.times.) can be obtained having excellent image quality, straight fringes, and high fringe contrast.

  18. Roles of the MicroRNA miR-31 in tumor metastasis and an experimental system for the unbiased discovery of genes relevant for breast cancer metastasis

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    Valastyan, Scott J. (Scott John)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In these studies, the microRNA miR-31 was identified as a potent inhibitor of breast cancer metastasis. miR-31 expression levels were inversely associated with the propensity to develop metastatic disease in human breast ...

  19. Case study: copyright issues in distance education

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    Huddleston, Michael B

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    , and more elaborate organizational patterns. These issues not only make more difficult the question of who is entitled to claim ownership of materials designed for distance education; they also raise questions about the appropriate distribution... are blurred regarding copyrights and legal ownership. The incorporation of the Internet presents further questions of who owns the property, and even could suggest that multiple individuals or entities could claim part- ownership if the right parties so...

  20. miR-122 targets NOD2 to decrease intestinal epithelial cell injury in Crohns disease

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    Chen, Yu; Wang, Chengxiao; Liu, Ying; Tang, Liwei; Zheng, Mingxia [Department of Pediatrics, Jiangwan Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200434 (China)] [Department of Pediatrics, Jiangwan Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200434 (China); Xu, Chundi [Department of Pediatrics, Ruijin affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025 (China)] [Department of Pediatrics, Ruijin affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025 (China); Song, Jian, E-mail: jiansongkxy@126.com [Department of Gastroenterology, Jiangwan Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200434 (China)] [Department of Gastroenterology, Jiangwan Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200434 (China); Meng, Xiaochun [Department of Pediatrics, Jiangwan Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200434 (China)] [Department of Pediatrics, Jiangwan Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200434 (China)

    2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: NOD2 is a target gene of miR-122. miR-122 inhibits LPS-induced apoptosis by suppressing NOD2 in HT-29 cells. miR-122 reduces the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-? and IFN-?). miR-122 promotes the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10). NF-?B signaling pathway is involved in inflammatory response induced by LPS. -- Abstract: Crohns disease (CD) is one of the two major types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) thought to be caused by genetic and environmental factors. Recently, miR-122 was found to be deregulated in association with CD progression. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, the gene nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2/CARD15), which is strongly associated with susceptibility to CD, was identified as a functional target of miR-122. MiR-122 inhibited LPS-induced apoptosis by suppressing NOD2 in HT-29 cells. NOD2 interaction with LPS initiates signal transduction mechanisms resulting in the activation of nuclear factor ?B (NF-?B) and the stimulation of downstream pro-inflammatory events. The activation of NF-?B was inhibited in LPS-stimulated HT-29 cells pretreated with miR-122 precursor or NOD2 shRNA. The expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-? and IFN-? was significantly decreased, whereas therelease of the anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-4 and IL-10 was increased in LPS-stimulated HT-29 cells pretreated with miR-122 precursor, NOD2 shRNA or the NF-?B inhibitor QNZ. Taken together, these results indicate that miR-122 and its target gene NOD2 may play an important role in the injury of intestinal epithelial cells induced by LPS.

  1. The Hubble Space Telescope Extragalactic Distance Scale Key Project. X. The Cepheid Distance to NGC 7331

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    H0 Key Project; :; Shaun M. G. Hughes; Mingsheng Han; John Hoessel; Wendy L. Freedman; Robert C. Kennicutt; Jeremy. R. Mould; Abi Saha; Peter B. Stetson; Barry F. Madore; Nancy A. Silbermann; Paul Harding; Laura Ferrarese; Holland Ford; Brad K. Gibson; John A. Graham; Robert Hill; John Huchra; Garth D. Illingworth; Randy Phelps; Shoko Sakai

    1998-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The distance to NGC 7331 has been derived from Cepheid variables observed with HST/WFPC2, as part of the Extragalactic Distance Scale Key Project. Multi-epoch exposures in F555W (V) and F814W (I), with photometry derived independently from DoPHOT and DAOPHOT/ALLFRAME programs, were used to detect a total of 13 reliable Cepheids, with periods between 11 and 42 days. The relative distance moduli between NGC 7331 and the LMC, imply an extinction to NGC 7331 of A_V = 0.47+-0.15 mag, and an extinction-corrected distance modulus to NGC 7331 of 30.89+-0.14(random) mag, equivalent to a distance of 15.1 Mpc. There are additional systematic uncertainties in the distance modulus of +-0.12 mag due to the calibration of the Cepheid Period-Luminosity relation, and a systematic offset of +0.05+-0.04 mag if we applied the metallicity correction inferred from the M101 results of Kennicutt et al 1998.

  2. Organic scintillation detector response simulation using non-analog MCNPX-PoliMi

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    Prasad, S.; Clarke, S. D.; Pozzi, S. A.; Larsen, E. W. [Univ. of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Organic liquid scintillation detectors are valuable for the detection of special nuclear material since they are capable of detecting both neutrons and gamma rays. Scintillators can also provide energy information which is helpful in identification and characterization of the source. In order to design scintillation based measurement systems appropriate simulation tools are needed. MCNPX-PoliMi is capable of simulating scintillation detector response; however, simulations have traditionally been run in analog mode which leads to long computation times. In this paper, non-analog MCNPX-PoliMi mode which uses variance reduction techniques is applied and tested. The non-analog MCNPX-PoliMi simulation test cases use source biasing, geometry splitting and a combination of both variance reduction techniques to efficiently simulate pulse height distribution and then time-of-flight for a heavily shielded case with a {sup 252}Cf source. An improvement factor (I), is calculated for distributions in each of the three cases above to analyze the effectiveness of the non-analog MCNPX-PoliMi simulations in reducing computation time. It is found that of the three cases, the last case which uses a combination of source biasing and geometry splitting shows the most improvement in simulation run time for the same desired variance. For pulse height distributions speedup ranging from a factor 5 to 25 is observed, while for time-of-flights the speedup factors range from 3 to 10. (authors)

  3. The NuMI proton beam at Fermilab successes and challenges

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    Childress, S.; /Fermilab

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NuMI beam at Fermilab has delivered over 5 x 10{sup 20} 120 GeV protons to the neutrino production target since the start for MINOS [1] neutrino oscillation experiment operation in 2005. We report on proton beam commissioning and operation status, including successes and challenges with this beam.

  4. Signatures of Purifying and Local Positive Selection in Human miRNAs

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    Kidd, Kenneth

    populations adapt to specific environments. These findings will fuel future investigations exploring how, the expression of the respective protein-coding genes. Production of animal miRNAs is a two-step process where implicated in cell growth, tissue differenti- ation, cell proliferation, embryonic development, insulin

  5. L.van BEETHOVEN : Quatuor n10 en Mi bmol majeur, Op.74 Poco Adagio -Allegro -

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    Mazliak, Laurent

    L.van BEETHOVEN : Quatuor n10 en Mi bmol majeur, Op.74 Poco Adagio - Allegro - Adagio ma non con variazioni- Allegro Aprs le coup de tonnerre que reprsentait l'achvement des trois quatuors apportent une tension qui se fond dans un grand crescendo menant l'Allegro. Trois accords joyeux pour un

  6. MI-HYUN PARK, PhD Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    and sustainability Stormwater runoff modeling and management Environmental informatics Decision support systems Areas Land use/climate change and human impact on water quality Urban watershed management of Best Management Practices for Urban Stormwater Management, Water Environment Research, in revision Mi

  7. 2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

    2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 2000JUSFA-US1 OFF-LINE ERROR RECOVERY LOGIC SYNTHESIS IN AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY LINES BY USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING Cem M. Baydar by the experts or automated error recovery logic controllers embedded in the system. The previous work

  8. New Loops! MiTeGen* 50MicroMountsTM consist of a thin microfabricated

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    Meagher, Mary

    New Loops! MiTeGen* 50MicroMountsTM consist of a thin microfabricated polyimide film attached to a solid non-magnetic stainless steel pin. The film is polyimide, which is used in Kapton tape and is employed for X- ray transparent windows on X-ray beam lines. The film is curved by wrapping polyimide film

  9. Academic Staff ESS Coversheet Candidate Name (Last, First, M.I.) Banner ID

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    VandeVord, Pamela

    rev. 6/14 Academic Staff ESS Coversheet Candidate Name (Last, First, M.I.) Banner ID Primary School Initial WSU appointment date Length of ESS-track service (in years & months) Academic Services Officer Archivist Initial WSU rank Dates off ESS-track/Reason Extens Prgm Coordinator Financial Aid Officer Date

  10. We investigated the effects of deforestation on mi-croclimates and sporogonic development of Plasmodium

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    Obbard, Darren

    We investigated the effects of deforestation on mi- croclimates and sporogonic development membrane feeders. Fed mosquitoes were placed in houses in forested and deforest- ed areas in a highland area (1,500 m above sea level) and monitored for parasite development. Deforested sites had higher

  11. MI FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTEES 2014-2015 PROGRAM YEAR AND PREVIOUS GRANTEES

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    MI FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTEES 2014-2015 PROGRAM YEAR AND PREVIOUS GRANTEES FOODSYSTEMS.MSU.EDU 2014-2015 GRANTEES School/ district/ program County Current Grant Years as a grantee A&W Daycare Wayne Planning 1 TO SCHOOL GRANTEES (2011/12 2013/14) School/ district/ program County Grant Type(s) Grant Years All Aboard

  12. MiTV: Multiple-Implementation Testing of User-Input Validators for Web Applications

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    Xie, Tao

    MiTV: Multiple-Implementation Testing of User-Input Validators for Web Applications Kunal Taneja1 Nuo Li1 Madhuri R. Marri1 Tao Xie1 Nikolai Tillmann2 1 Department of Computer Science, North Carolina,txie}@ncsu.edu, 2nikolait@microsoft.com ABSTRACT User-input validators play an essential role in guarding a web

  13. BNL/SNS TECHNICAL NOTE R. Witkover, D. Gassner, C. Mi

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    BNL/SNS TECHNICAL NOTE NO. 118 R. Witkover, D. Gassner, C. Mi BNL, Upton, NY 11973, USA October 31, 2002 The SNS BLM System is designed to measure beam losses from a maximum 1% local loss down to a 1 W/m operating loss tolerance. In fact, resolution of 1 % of the 1 W/m threshold has been requested. This amounts

  14. AUSTRALIAN. N~TIONAL UNIVE~SITY DEPARTMENTO:miNUCLEAR PFf-y'SICS

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    Chen, Ying

    AUSTRALIAN. N~TIONAL UNIVE~SITY DEPARTMENTO:miNUCLEAR PFf-y'SICS 14UD TANK OPENING REPORT/iNo. 51 functions for which it provides power. An order was . immediately placed with N.E.C. for 28 perspex bars microamp hours of b.d.p. generation than its predicted lifetime. In preparation for the next opening

  15. The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale XVII. The Cepheid Distance to NGC 4725

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    Brad K. Gibson; Shaun M. G. Hughes; Peter B. Stetson; Wendy L. Freedman; Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr.; Jeremy R. Mould; Fabio Bresolin; Laura Ferrarese; Holland C. Ford; John A. Graham; Mingsheng Han; Paul Harding; John G. Hoessel; John P. Huchra; Garth D. Illingworth; Daniel D. Kelson; Lucas M. Macri; Barry F. Madore; Randy L. Phelps; Charles F. Prosser; Abhijit Saha; Shoko Sakai; Kim M. Sebo; Nancy A. Silbermann; Anne M. Turner

    1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The distance to NGC 4725 has been derived from Cepheid variables, as part of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. Thirteen F555W (V) and four F814W (I) epochs of cosmic-ray-split Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 observations were obtained. Twenty Cepheids were discovered, with periods ranging from 12 to 49 days. Adopting a Large Magellanic Cloud distance modulus and extinction of 18.50+/-0.10 mag and E(V-I)=0.13 mag, respectively, a true reddening-corrected distance modulus (based on an analysis employing the ALLFRAME software package) of 30.50 +/- 0.16 (random) +/- 0.17 (systematic) mag was determined for NGC 4725. The corresponding of distance of 12.6 +/- 1.0 (random) +/- 1.0 (systematic) Mpc is in excellent agreement with that found with an independent analysis based upon the DoPHOT photometry package. With a foreground reddening of only E(V-I)=0.02, the inferred intrinsic reddening of this field in NGC 4725, E(V-I)=0.19, makes it one of the most highly-reddened, encountered by the HST Key Project, to date.

  16. CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar | Department of Energy

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    CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar February 2, 2011 - 10:00am Addthis April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of...

  17. Small distance expansion for radiative heat transfer between curved objects

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    Golyk, Vladyslav A.

    We develop a small distance expansion for the radiative heat transfer between gently curved objects, in terms of the ratio of distance to radius of curvature. A gradient expansion allows us to go beyond the lowest-order ...

  18. Beyond Kennicott : perceptions of threshold, conceptions of distance

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    Bull, Steven Keith

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Threshold: The thesis explores descriptions of threshold. Threshold is not an ordinary space. It relates to the here and the there and the understanding of distance. It is the phenomena of distance, no matter how close ...

  19. Homogeneity and Monotonicity of Distance-Rationalizable Voting Rules

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    Elkind, Edith

    .2.11 [Distributed Artificial Intelligence]: Multiagent Systems; I.2.4 [Knowledge representation is that of votewise distances [12], which "lift" distances over individual votes to distances over entire elections and analysis of multiagent systems [13]. However, voting procedures that have been developed for human

  20. Problems of Distance-Regular Graphs Hiroshi Suzuki

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    Xi, Changchang

    ­328. [14] H. Suzuki, The Terwilliger algebra associated with a set of vertices in a distance-regular graph, J. Alg. Combin. 22 (2005), 5-38. [15] P. Terwilliger, Distance-regular graphs and (s, c, a, k)-graphs, J. Combin. Th. (B) 34 (1983), 151­164. [16] P. Terwilliger, A new inequality for distance

  1. Preliminaries Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial

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    Blin, Guillaume

    Outline Preliminaries Results Conclusion Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes.Rizzi@unitn.it August the 16th Guillaume Blin, Romeo Rizzi Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes #12 Guillaume Blin, Romeo Rizzi Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes #12;Outline

  2. PIANO DI RIQUALIFICAZIONE AMBIENTALE E PAESAGGISTICA DEL TERMOVALORIZZATORE DI DESIO TERMOVALORIZZATORE DI DESIO (MI) BRIANZA ENERGIA E AMBIENTE SPA

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    Columbia University

    TERMOVALORIZZATORE DI DESIO (MI) BRIANZA ENERGIA E AMBIENTE SPA Impianto di costruito negli anni '70 per lo. Energia elettrica prodotta: 13.000.000 KWh/anno. LAND S.r.l. Landscape Architecture Nature Development

  3. Measurement of Pi-K Ratios from the NuMI Target

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    Seun, Sin Man; /Harvard U.

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interactions of protons (p) with the NuMI (Neutrinos at the Main Injector) target are used to create the neutrino beam for the MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) Experiment. Using the MIPP (Main Injector Particle Production) experimental apparatus, the production of charged pions and kaons in p+NuMI interactions is studied. The data come from a sample of 2 x 10{sup 6} events obtained by MIPP using the 120 GeV/c proton beam from the Main Injector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, USA. Pions and kaons are identified by measurement in a Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector. Presented are measurements of {pi}{sup -}/{pi}{sup +}, K{sup -}/K{sup +}, {pi}{sup +}/K{sup +} and {pi}{sup -}/K{sup -} production ratios in the momentum range p{sub T} < 2 GeV/c transversely and 20 GeV/c < p{sub z} < 90 GeV/c longitudinally. Also provided are detailed comparisons of the MIPP NuMI data with the MIPP Thin Carbon data, the MIPP Monte Carlo simulation and the current MINOS models in the relevant momentum ranges.

  4. Targeting miR-21 enhances the sensitivity of human colon cancer HT-29 cells to chemoradiotherapy in vitro

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    Deng, Jun; Lei, Wan; Fu, Jian-Chun; Zhang, Ling; Li, Jun-He; Xiong, Jian-Ping, E-mail: jpxiong@medmail.com.cn

    2014-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlight: MiR-21 plays a significant role in 5-FU resistance. This role might be attributed to targeting of hMSH2 as well as TP and DPD via miR-21 targeted hMSH2. Indirectly targeted TP and DPD to influence 5-FU chemotherapy sensitivity. -- Abstract: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a classic chemotherapeutic drug that has been widely used for colorectal cancer treatment, but colorectal cancer cells are often resistant to primary or acquired 5-FU therapy. Several studies have shown that miR-21 is significantly elevated in colorectal cancer. This suggests that this miRNA might play a role in this resistance. In this study, we investigated this possibility and the possible mechanism underlying this role. We showed that forced expression of miR-21 significantly inhibited apoptosis, enhanced cell proliferation, invasion, and colony formation ability, promoted G1/S cell cycle transition and increased the resistance of tumor cells to 5-FU and X radiation in HT-29 colon cancer cells. Furthermore, knockdown of miR-21 reversed these effects on HT-29 cells and increased the sensitivity of HT-29/5-FU to 5-FU chemotherapy. Finally, we showed that miR-21 targeted the human mutS homolog2 (hMSH2), and indirectly regulated the expression of thymidine phosphorylase (TP) and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD). These results demonstrate that miR-21 may play an important role in the 5-FU resistance of colon cancer cells.

  5. Lightlike simultaneity, comoving observers and distances in general relativity

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    V. J. Bols

    2006-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We state a condition for an observer to be comoving with another observer in general relativity, based on the concept of lightlike simultaneity. Taking into account this condition, we study relative velocities, Doppler effect and light aberration. We obtain that comoving observers observe the same light ray with the same frequency and direction, and so gravitational redshift effect is a particular case of Doppler effect. We also define a distance between an observer and the events that it observes, that coincides with the known affine distance. We show that affine distance is a particular case of radar distance in the Minkowski space-time and generalizes the proper radial distance in the Schwarzschild space-time. Finally, we show that affine distance gives us a new concept of distance in Robertson-Walker space-times, according to Hubble law.

  6. 1993 International conference on nuclear waste management and environmental remediation, Prague, Czech Republic, September 5--11, 1993. Combined foreign trip report

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    Slate, S.C. [comp.; Allen, R.E. [ed.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the trip was to attend the 1993 International Conference on Nuclear Waste Management and Environmental Remediation. The principal objective of this conference was to facilitate a truly international exchange of information on the management of nuclear wastes as well as contaminated facilities and sites emanating from nuclear operations. The conference was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Czech and Slovak Mechanical Engineering Societies, and the Czech and Slovak Nuclear Societies in cooperation with the Commission of the European Communities, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the OECD Nuclear Agency. The conference was cosponsored by the American Nuclear Society, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, the Canadian Nuclear Society, the (former USSR) Nuclear Society, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. This was the fourth in a series of biennial conferences, which started in Hong Kong, in 1987. This report summarizes shared aspects of the trip; however, each traveler`s observations and recommendations are reported separately.

  7. Analysis of the Peach Bottom Turbine Trip 2 Experiment by Coupled RELAP5-PARCS Three-Dimensional Codes

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    Bousbia-Salah, Anis [Universita di Pisa (Italy); Vedovi, Juswald [Pennsylvania State University (United States); D'Auria, Francesco [Universita di Pisa (Italy); Ivanov, Kostadin [Pennsylvania State University (United States); Galassi, Giorgio [Universita di Pisa (Italy)

    2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Thanks to continuous progress in computer technology, it is now possible to perform best-estimate simulations of complex scenarios in nuclear power plants. This method is carried out through the coupling of three-dimensional (3-D) neutron modeling of a reactor core into system codes. It is particularly appropriate for transients that involve strong interactions between core neutronics and reactor loop thermal hydraulics. For this purpose, the Peach Bottom boiling water reactor turbine trip test was selected to challenge the capability of such coupled codes. The test is characterized by a power excursion induced by rapid core pressurization and a self-limiting course behavior. In order to perform the closest simulation, the coupled thermal-hydraulic system code RELAP5 and 3-D neutron kinetic code PARCS were used. The obtained results are compared to those available from experimental data. Overall, the coupled code calculations globally predict the most significant observed aspects of the transient, such as the pressure wave amplitude across the core and the power course, with an acceptable agreement. However, sensitivity studies revealed that more-accurate code models should be considered in order to better match the void dynamic and the cross-section variations during transient conditions.

  8. MiR-145 is downregulated in human ovarian cancer and modulates cell growth and invasion by targeting p70S6K1 and MUC1

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    Wu, Huijuan [Department of Gynecological Oncology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin 300060 (China)] [Department of Gynecological Oncology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin 300060 (China); Xiao, ZhengHua [Department of gynecology, Yongchuan Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing City 404100 (China)] [Department of gynecology, Yongchuan Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing City 404100 (China); Wang, Ke; Liu, Wenxin [Department of Gynecological Oncology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin 300060 (China)] [Department of Gynecological Oncology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin 300060 (China); Hao, Quan, E-mail: quanhao2002@163.com [Department of Gynecological Oncology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin 300060 (China)] [Department of Gynecological Oncology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin 300060 (China)

    2013-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: MiR-145 is downregulated in human ovarian cancer. MiR-145 targets p70S6K1 and MUC1. p70S6K1 and MUC1 are involved in miR-145 mediated tumor cell growth and cell invasion, respectively. -- Abstract: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression at post-transcriptional levels. Previous studies have shown that miR-145 is downregulated in human ovarian cancer; however, the roles of miR-145 in ovarian cancer growth and invasion have not been fully demonstrated. In the present study, Northern blot and qRT-PCR analysis indicate that miR-145 is downregulated in ovarian cancer tissues and cell lines, as well as in serum samples of ovarian cancer, compared to healthy ovarian tissues, cell lines and serum samples. Functional studies suggest that miR-145 overexpression leads to the inhibition of colony formation, cell proliferation, cell growth viability and invasion, and the induction of cell apoptosis. In accordance with the effect of miR-145 on cell growth, miR-145 suppresses tumor growth in vivo. MiR-145 is found to negatively regulate P70S6K1 and MUC1 protein levels by directly targeting their 3?UTRs. Importantly, the overexpression of p70S6K1 and MUC1 can restore the cell colony formation and invasion abilities that are reduced by miR-145, respectively. MiR-145 expression is increased after 5-aza-CdR treatment, and 5-aza-CdR treatment results in the same phenotype as the effect of miR-145 overexpression. Our study suggests that miR-145 modulates ovarian cancer growth and invasion by suppressing p70S6K1 and MUC1, functioning as a tumor suppressor. Moreover, our data imply that miR-145 has potential as a miRNA-based therapeutic target for ovarian cancer.

  9. ash transportation distance: Topics by E-print Network

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    ash 1. Halima Hadiahmetovi?; D. D. Sarajevo; M. Sc; Raza Sunulahpai?; Bosnia Herzegovina 4 Dimensional contraction via Markov transportation distance Francois...

  10. adolescent female distance: Topics by E-print Network

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    distance 26 Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India MIT - DSpace Summary: Exploiting a randomized natural...

  11. argonne distance tabletop: Topics by E-print Network

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    images through long distances. Signal and idler beams carrying correlated images have natural divergences that can be compensated by the use of collimating lenses and at the...

  12. Distance Learning Pilots in Trinity College Summer 2010

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    Dolbow, John

    Distance Learning Pilots in Trinity College Summer 2010 Kristen Stephens than other Trinity summer courses according to comparisons made by the Office

  13. Geodesic Distance in Fisher Information Space and Holographic Entropy Formula

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    Hiroaki Matsueda

    2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this short note, we examine geodesic distance in Fisher information space in which the metric is defined by the entanglement entropy in CFT_(1+1). It is obvious in this case that the geodesic distance at a constant time is a function of the entropy data embedded into the information space. In a special case, the geodesic equation can be solved analytically, and we find that the distance agrees well with the Ryu-Takayanagi formula. Then, we can understand how the distance looks at the embeded quantum information. The result suggests that the Fisher metric is an efficient tool for constructing the holographic spacetime.

  14. ON LEAST SQUARES EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX APPROXIMATION AND COMPLETION

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    in biological or engineering applications, including molecular structure analysis, protein folding problem. distance geometry, least squares approximation, matrix completion, molecular structure, protein folding

  15. Horn Operational Experience in K2K, MiniBooNE, NuMI and CNGS

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    Pardons, A

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper gives an overview of the operation and experience gained in the running of magnetic horns in conventional neutrino beam lines (K2K, MiniBooNE, NuMI and CNGS) over the last decade. Increasing beam power puts higher demands on horn conductors but even more on their hydraulic and electrical systems, while the horn environment itself becomes more hostile due to radiation. Experience shows that designing horns for remote handling and testing them extensively without beam become prerequisites for successful future neutrino beam lines.

  16. Testing CPT conservation using the NuMI neutrino beam with the MINOS experiment

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    Auty, David John; /Sussex U.

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The MINOS experiment was designed to measure neutrino oscillation parameters with muon neutrinos. It achieves this by measuring the neutrino energy spectrum and flavor composition of the man-made NuMI neutrino beam 1km after the beam is formed and again after 735 km. By comparing the two spectra it is possible to measure the oscillation parameters. The NuMI beam is made up of 7.0% {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}}, which can be separated from the {nu}{sub {mu}} because the MINOS detectors are magnetized. This makes it possible to study {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} oscillations separately from those of muon neutrinos, and thereby test CPT invariance in the neutrino sector by determining the {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} oscillation parameters and comparing them with those for {nu}{sub {mu}}, although any unknown physics of the antineutrino would appear as a difference in oscillation parameters. Such a test has not been performed with beam {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} before. It is also possible to produce an almost pure {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} beam by reversing the current through the magnetic focusing horns of the NuMI beamline, thereby focusing negatively, instead of positively charged particles. This thesis describes the analysis of the 7% {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} component of the forward horn current NuMI beam. The {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} of a data sample of 3.2 x 10{sup 20} protons on target analysis found 42 events, compared to a CPT conserving prediction of 58.3{sub -7.6}{sup +7.6}(stat.){sub -3.6}{sup +3.6}(syst.) events. This corresponds to a 1.9 {sigma} deficit, and a best fit value of {Delta}{bar m}{sub 32}{sup 2} = 18 x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{bar {theta}}{sub 23} = 0.55. This thesis focuses particularly on the selection of {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} events, and investigates possible improvements of the selection algorithm. From this a different selector was chosen, which corroborated the findings of the original selector. The thesis also investigates how the systematic errors affect the precision of {Delta}{bar m}{sub 32}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{bar {theta}}{sub 23}. Furthermore, it describes a study to determine the gains of the PMTs via the single-photoelectron spectrum. The results were used as a crosscheck of the gains determined at higher intensities by an LED-based light-injection system.

  17. AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATlON OF CONTRACT MI54 I See Block 16C I

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA Approved: 5-13-14Russianvolunteer | National011-03-2010 1 PAGE 1 PageMI54 I See

  18. Pet Video Chat: Monitoring and Interacting with Dogs over Distance

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Pet Video Chat: Monitoring and Interacting with Dogs over Distance Abstract Companies are now making video-communication systems that allow pet owners to see, and, in some cases, even interact with their pets when they are separated by distance. Such `doggie cams' show promise, yet it is not clear how pet

  19. Homogeneity and Monotonicity of Distance-Rationalizable Voting Rules

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    Slinko, Arkadii

    that can be used for this purpose is that of votewise distances [EFS10b], which "lift" distances over, social choice theory emerges as an important tool in the design and analysis of multiagent systems [ER97 for artificial agents and vice versa. For instance, there are voting rules (such as, e.g., single transferable

  20. Distance Metric Learning for Large Margin Nearest Neighbor Classification

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    Weinberger, Kilian

    Distance Metric Learning for Large Margin Nearest Neighbor Classification Kilian Q. Weinberger}@cis.upenn.edu Abstract We show how to learn a Mahanalobis distance metric for k-nearest neigh- bor (kNN) classification in kNN classification--for example, achieving a test error rate of 1.3% on the MNIST handwritten digits

  1. Ris-R-1518(EN) The necessary distance between large

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    Ris-R-1518(EN) The necessary distance between large wind farms offshore - study Sten Frandsen. As it is often the need for offshore wind farms, the model handles a regular array-geometry with straight rows distance between large wind farms in the offshore environment. The main results are given in Section 1

  2. CHAOTIC DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR

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    Koksal, Can Emre

    to rely on centralized control. Future mixed nuclear parks, where fast reactors would be deployed to gainCHAOTIC DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Gnyaz Ablay The Ohio DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Gnyaz Ablay1 , C. Emre Koksal2

  3. A novel molecular index for secondary oil migration distance

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    Wang, Yang

    migration distances from source rocks to reservoirs can greatly help in the search for new petroleum and correlates solely with migration distance from source rock to reservoir. Case studies serve to demonstrate alteration of buried organic matter in source rocks, followed by oil expulsion (primary migration) out

  4. Distance Spectrum Analysis of Third Generation Turbo Codes

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    unknown authors

    Abstract: Turbo Codes are a class of powerful error correction codes that were introduced in 1993 by a group of researchers from France, which has the performance near the limit of Claude Shannon. After the introduction of turbo codes it has given raise a tremendous research work related to the new coding theory. This paper addresses the performance of Turbo codes by examining the codes distance spectrum. It is well known that error floor occurs in the performance curve of turbo codes at moderate to high signal-to-noise ratio. The cause of error floor is due to the relatively low free distance of the codewords. Several techniques were proposed by researchers to lower the error floor. These techniques are assessed in this paper. To determine the free distance several algorithms were developed by different researchers. In this paper we used one of the recent algorithm to evaluate the distance spectrum of Turbo codes. We concentrate our analysis to measure and explain the distance spectrum of UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System), cdma2000 and CCSDS (Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems) standards Turbo Codes. It is shown that the distance spectrum depends on the code rate, interleaver size and the interleaver type.This distance spectrum of turbo codes can be used to estimate its performance at medium to higher SNR (signal to noise ratio). From our analysis we find out that the distance spectrum is one of the elementary issues using which one can find the optimum architecture of Turbo codes for specific application.

  5. Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem.

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    O'Leary, Michael

    Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem. Mike O'Leary Towson University 2010 Fall Western Section Meeting Los Angeles, CA October 9-10, 2010 Mike O'Leary (Towson Department for his assistance. Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Offender Distance Decay October 9, 2010 2

  6. Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem.

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    O'Leary, Michael

    Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem. Mike O'Leary Towson University 2011 Crime Mapping Conference Miami, FL October 19-21, 2011 Mike O'Leary (Towson University Department for his assistance. Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Offender Distance Decay October 21, 2011 2

  7. Upgrade of the Minos+ Experiment Data Acquisition for the High Energy NuMI Beam Run

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    Badgett, William; Torretta, Donatella; Meier, Jerry; Gunderson, Jeffrey; Osterholm, Denise; Saranen, David

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Minos+ experiment is an extension of the Minos experiment at a higher energy and more intense neutrino beam, with the data collection having begun in the fall of 2013. The neutrino beam is provided by the Neutrinos from the Main Injector (NuMI) beam-line at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). The detector apparatus consists of two main detectors, one underground at Fermilab and the other in Soudan, Minnesota with the purpose of studying neutrino oscillations at a base line of 735 km. The original data acquisition system has been running for several years collecting data from NuMI, but with the extended run from 2013, parts of the system needed to be replaced due to obsolescence, reliability problems, and data throughput limitations. Specifically, we have replaced the front-end readout controllers, event builder, and data acquisition computing and trigger processing farms with modern, modular and reliable devices with few single points of failure. The new system is based on gigabit Ethernet T...

  8. Problem 65 in Section 4.1 (Page 274) Constructing a pipeline Supertankers off-load oil at a docking facility 4 mi offshore. The nearest refinery

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    Schilling, Anne

    facility 4 mi offshore. The nearest refinery is 9 mi east of the shore point nearest the docking facility. A pipeline must be constructed connecting the docking facility with the refinery. The pipeline costs $300.42 miles away from the refinery, or equivalently 3.58 miles away from Point A (as the back of the book has

  9. A novel mutation in the miR-128b gene reduces miRNA processing and leads to glucocorticoid resistance of MLL-AF4 Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia cells

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    Kotani, Ai

    MLL-AF4 Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia has a poor prognosis, and the mechanisms by which these leukemias develop are not understood despite intensive research based on well-known concepts and methods. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a ...

  10. Trip to China

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    to China By row boat or by plane... 16 hours later Linda Field Patent Counsel Department of Energy Destination: Wuhan, China Purpose: Innovation Promotion in CERC - IP Clarity &...

  11. TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE

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    Zsom, Andras

    We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable ...

  12. Calibration of Distance and Size Does Not Calibrate Shape

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    Bingham, Geoffrey P.

    Calibration of Distance and Size Does Not Calibrate Shape Information: Comparison of Dynamic to monocular vision. That is, when participants were not allowed to calibrate their reaches, performance using

  13. Upper bounds on minimum distance of nonbinary quantum stabilizer codes

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    Kumar, Santosh

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The most popular class of quantum error correcting codes is stabilizer codes. Binary quantum stabilizer codes have been well studied, and Calderbank, Rains, Shor and Sloane (July 1998) have constructed a table of upper bounds on the minimum distance...

  14. A Media Player for Use in Distance Education

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    Huang, Kai

    We have developed a media player for use in distance education. The player can incorporate several time-indexed sources, including video, audio, PowerPoint, and text index. We have converted all the SMA 5503 Introduction ...

  15. EVALUATION OF DISTANCE MEASURES BETWEEN GAUSSIAN MIXTURE MODELS OF MFCCS

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    Ellis, Dan

    of the parameters. For K > 1, the k-means algo- rithm and optionally the expectation-maximization algo- rithm Gaussian mixture models is frequently needed. We present a comparison of the Kullback-Leibler distance

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: long-distance power transmission

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    grid relies on power transmission from the production source-be it a coal-fired plant, solar array, or wind farm-to the consumer. Long-distance transmission results in...

  17. Distance determination to eight galaxies using expanding photosphere method

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    Bose, Subhash; Kumar, Brijesh, E-mail: email@subhashbose.com, E-mail: bose@aries.res.in [Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263002 (India)

    2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Type IIP supernovae (SNe) are recognized as independent extragalactic distance indicators; however, keeping in mind the diverse nature of their observed properties as well as the availability of good quality data, more and newer events need to be tested for their applicability as reliable distance indicators. We use early photometric and spectroscopic data of eight Type IIP SNe to derive distances to their host galaxies by using the expanding photosphere method (EPM). For five of these, the EPM is applied for the first time. In this work, we improved EPM application by using SYNOW estimated velocities and by semi-deconvolving the broadband filter responses while deriving color temperatures and blackbody angular radii. We find that the derived EPM distances are consistent with that derived using other redshift-independent methods.

  18. The distortion of cognitive distance in outdoor recreation travel decisions

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    Chang, Yu-Min

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While many studies have looked at the effect of various factors on cognitive distance, interactional effects of two or more factors have not been examined. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of information exposure...

  19. The distortion of cognitive distance in outdoor recreation travel decisions

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    Chang, Yu-Min

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While many studies have looked at the effect of various factors on cognitive distance, interactional effects of two or more factors have not been examined. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of information exposure...

  20. Authoring and Presentation Tools for Distance Learning over Interactive TV

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    Erdem, Cigdem Eroglu

    questions into interactive exams, and a virtual teacher whose facial animation is automatically generated]: Multimedia Information Systems animations, evaluation/methodology, video. General Terms Management, Design, Human Factors. Keywords Distance education, interactive TV, set-top-box, multimedia presentation. 1

  1. Drift distance survey in DPIS for high current beam production

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    Kanesue,T.; Okamura, M.; Kondo, K.; Tamura, J.; Kashiwagi, H.; Zhang, Z.

    2009-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In a laser ion source, plasma drift distance is one of the most important design parameters. Ion current density and beam pulse width are defined by plasma drift distance between laser target and beam extraction position. In direct plasma injection scheme (DPIS), which uses a laser ion source and Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) linac, we can apply relatively higher electric field at the beam extraction due to the unique shape of a positively biased electrode. However, when we aim at very high current acceleration like several tens of mA, we observed mismatched beam extraction conditions. We tested three different ion current at ion extraction region by changing plasma drift distance to study better extraction condition. In this experiment, C{sup 6+} beam was accelerated. We confirmed that the matching condition can be improved by controlling plasma drift distance.

  2. Ion Chambers for Monitoring the NuMI Neutrino Beam at FNAL

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    D. Indurthy; R. Keisler; S. Kopp; S. Mendoza; M. Proga; Z. Pavlovich; R. Zwaska; D. Harris; A. Marchionni; J. Morfin; A. Erwin; H. Ping; C. Velissaris; D. Naples; D. Northacker; J. McDonald; M. Diwan; B. Viren

    2004-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beamline will deliver an intense muon neutrino beam by focusing a beam of mesons into a long evacuated decay volume. The beam must be steered with 1 mRad angular accuracy toward the Soudan Underground Laboratory in northern Minnesota. We have built 4 arrays of ionization chambers to monitor the neutrino beam direction and quality. The arrays are located at 4 stations downstream of the decay volume, and measure the remnant hadron beam and tertiary muons produced along with neutrinos in meson decays. We review how the monitors will be used to make beam quality measurements, and as well we review chamber construction details, radiation damage testing, calibration, and test beam results.

  3. Proposal for continuously-variable neutrino beam energy for the NuMI facility

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    Kostin, Mikhail; Kopp, Sacha; /Texas U.; Messier, Mark; /Harvard U.; Harris, Deborah A.; Hylen, Jim; Para, Adam; /Fermilab

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NuMI Facility was intended to be flexibly changed between 3 energies of beams, LE, ME, and HE. However, the changeover requires extensive downtime to move and realign horns and the target. We propose to implement a flexible arrangement where the target can be remotely moved in the beamline direction to change the beam energy and the horns remain fixed. In addition to having the attractive feature of keeping the horn optics fixed, the motion of the target can be performed more quickly and hence on a more frequent basis. We discuss potential increases in statistics in the high energy region, systematic cross-checks available, and the improved beam monitoring capabilities with such variable energy beams.

  4. Visual discrimination at varying distances in domestic goats

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    Blakeman, Nancy Elizabeth

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VISUAL DISCRIMINATION AT VARYINS DISTANCES IN DOMESTIC BOATS A Theaia by NANCY ELIZABETH SLAKEMAN Submitted ta the Sraduate Cel lege ef Taxaa ACcH Univaraity in partial fulfil leant of the requireeents far the degree ef MASTER OF 'SCIENCE... ) J. W. Bassett (Member ) S. C. Bait (Head' o+ Dept-tment) December 1983 Visual Discrimination at Varying Distances in Domestic Boats (December 1983) Nancy Elizabeth Blakeman, B. S. ~ Texas A S N University Chairman of Advisory Coemittee. Dr...

  5. Methods for Isolation of Total RNA to Recover miRNAs and Other Small RNAs from Diverse Species

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    Green, Pamela

    ) size range, the first and most important step is the isolation of high-quality total RNA. Because RNA will present a set of total RNA isolation methods that can be used to maximize the recovery of high-quality RNAChapter 3 Methods for Isolation of Total RNA to Recover miRNAs and Other Small RNAs from Diverse

  6. Corrosion mechanisms of low level vitrified radioactive waste in a loamy soil M.I. Ojovan1

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    Sheffield, University of

    Corrosion mechanisms of low level vitrified radioactive waste in a loamy soil M.I. Ojovan1 , W to 19 o C. Both ion-exchange and hydrolysis control the corrosion of this glass. Processing of field disposal facilities, which presumes an understanding of the main glass corrosion mechanisms. The corrosion

  7. Conserved Regulation of p53 Network Dosage by MicroRNA125b Occurs through Evolving miRNATarget

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    Lieberman, Judy

    Conserved Regulation of p53 Network Dosage by MicroRNA125b Occurs through Evolving mi, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 3 Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

  8. Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI, April, 2006 (draft) 1 MEASURING INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVINGS

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    Kissock, Kelly

    Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI, April, 2006 (draft) 1 MEASURING INDUSTRIAL ENERGY SAVINGS Kelly Kissock and Carl Eger Department of Mechanical and Aerospace a general method for measuring industrial energy savings and demonstrates the method using a case study from

  9. Construction of Parallel Analysis of RNA Ends (PARE) libraries for the study of cleaved miRNA targets

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    Green, Pamela

    Construction of Parallel Analysis of RNA Ends (PARE) libraries for the study of cleaved mi Green1 1Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711, USA. 2Illumina to M.A.G. (mgerman@dbi.udel.edu) or P.J.G. (green@dbi.udel.edu). Published online 26 February 2009; doi

  10. Observation of Disappearance of Muon Neutrinos in the NuMI Beam

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    Pavlovic, Zarko; /Texas U.

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a two detector long-baseline neutrino experiment designed to study the disappearance of muon neutrinos. MINOS will test the {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}} oscillation hypothesis and measure precisely {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23} oscillation parameters. The source of neutrinos for MINOS experiment is Fermilab's Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beamline. The energy spectrum and the composition of the beam is measured at two locations, one close to the source and the other 735 km down-stream in the Soudan Mine Underground Laboratory in northern Minnesota. The precision measurement of the oscillation parameters requires an accurate prediction of the neutrino flux at the Far Detector. This thesis discusses the calculation of the neutrino flux at the Far Detector and its uncertainties. A technique that uses the Near Detector data to constrain the uncertainties in the calculation of the flux is described. The data corresponding to an exposure of 2.5 x 10{sup 20} protons on the NuMI target is presented and an energy dependent disappearance pattern predicted by neutrino oscillation hypotheses is observed in the Far Detector data. The fit to MINOS data, for given exposure, yields the best fit values for {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin{sup 2} 2{theta}{sub 23} to be (2.38{sub -0.16}{sup +0.20}) x 10{sup -3} eV{sup 2}/c{sup 4} and 1.00{sub -0.08}, respectively.

  11. Validation of the MCNPX-PoliMi Code to Design a Fast-Neutron Multiplicity Counter

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    J. L. Dolan; A. C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; S. A. Pozzi; D. L. Chichester

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many safeguards measurement systems used at nuclear facilities, both domestically and internationally, rely on He-3 detectors and well established mathematical equations to interpret coincidence and multiplicity-type measurements for verifying quantities of special nuclear material. Due to resource shortages alternatives to these existing He-3 based systems are being sought. Work is also underway to broaden the capabilities of these types of measurement systems in order to improve current multiplicity analysis techniques. As a part of a Material Protection, Accounting, and Control Technology (MPACT) project within the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cycle Technology Program we are designing a fast-neutron multiplicity counter with organic liquid scintillators to quantify important quantities such as plutonium mass. We are also examining the potential benefits of using fast-neutron detectors for multiplicity analysis of advanced fuels in comparison with He-3 detectors and testing the performance of such designs. The designs are being developed and optimized using the MCNPX-PoliMi transport code to study detector response. In the full paper, we will discuss validation measurements used to justify the use of the MCNPX-PoliMi code paired with the MPPost multiplicity routine to design a fast neutron multiplicity counter with liquid scintillators. This multiplicity counter will be designed with the end goal of safeguarding advanced nuclear fuels. With improved timing qualities associated with liquid scintillation detectors, we can design a system that is less limited by nuclear materials of high activities. Initial testing of the designed system with nuclear fuels will take place at Idaho National Laboratory in a later stage of this collaboration.

  12. Ionization distances of multiply charged Rydberg ions approaching solid surfaces

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    Nedeljkovic, Lj. D.; Nedeljkovic, N. N.; Bozanic, D. K. [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 368, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, P.O. Box 522, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

    2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The ionization distances R{sub c}{sup I} as well as the ionization rates and eigenenergies of one-electron multiply charged Rydberg ions (core charge Z>>1, principal quantum number n>>1) approaching solid surfaces are calculated. Within the framework of a nonperturbative etalon equation method (EEM), these quantities are obtained simultaneously. The complex energy eigenvalue problem for the decaying eigenstates is solved within the critical region R{approx_equal}R{sub c}{approx_equal}R{sub c}{sup I} of the ion-surface distances R. This region is characterized by the energy terms localized in the vicinity of the top of an effective potential barrier, created between the ion and polarized solid. We take into account that the parabolic symmetry is preserved for R{approx_equal}R{sub c} and that the parabolic quantum numbers can be taken as approximate but sufficiently good quantum numbers. The parabolic rates, energies, and corresponding ionization distances are presented in relatively simple analytical forms. The ionization distances are compared with the results of a classical overbarrier model. Comparison of the obtained energies and rates with the available theoretical predictions of the coupled angular mode method shows good agreement. The use of the EEM for an estimation of the upper limit of the first neutralization distance in the subsequent neutralization cascade is briefly discussed.

  13. Evidence against correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth-Sun distance

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    Norman, Eric B.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    distance of the source to the Sun. This work was supportedNuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance Eric B. Normanand 241 Am and the Earth-Sun distance. We find no evidence

  14. Is J 133658.3-295105 a Radio Source at z >= 1.0 or at the Distance of M 83?

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    Horacio Dottori; Ruben J. Diaz; Damian Mast

    2008-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present Gemini optical imaging and spectroscopy of the radio source J 133658.3-295105. This source has been suggested to be the core of an FR II radio source with two detected lobes. J 133658.3-295105 and its lobes are aligned with the optical nucleus of M 83 and with three other radio sources at the M 83 bulge outer region. These radio sources are neither supernova remnants nor H II regions. This curious configuration prompted us to try to determine the distance to J 133658.3-295105. We detected H_alpha emission redshifted by ~ 130 km s^-1 with respect to an M 83 H II region 2.5" east-southeast of the radio source. We do not detect other redshifted emission lines of an optical counterpart down to m_i = 22.2 +/- 0.8. Two different scenarios are proposed: the radio source is at z >= 2.5, a much larger distance than the previously proposed lower limit z >= 1.0, or the object was ejected by a gravitational recoil event from the M 83 nucleus. This nucleus is undergoing a strong dynamical evolution, judging from previous three-dimensional spectroscopy.

  15. Gravitational lensing and the angular-diameter distance relation

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    Fedja Hadrovic; James Binney

    1997-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the usual relation between redshift and angular-diameter distance can be obtained by considering light from a source to be gravitationally lensed by material that lies in the telescope beam as it passes from source to observer through an otherwise empty universe. This derivation yields an equation for the dependence of angular diameter on redshift in an inhomogeneous universe. We use this equation to model the distribution of angular-diameter distance for redshift z=3 in a realistically clustered cosmology. The distribution is such that attempts to determine q_0 from angular-diameter distances will systematically underestimate q_0 by ~0.15, and large samples would be required to beat down the intrinsic dispersion in measured values of q_0.

  16. Distances and Metallicities of High- and Intermediate-Velocity Clouds

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    B. P. Wakker

    2001-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A table is presented that summarizes published absorption line measurements for the high- and intermediate velocity clouds (HVCs and IVCs). New values are derived for N(HI) in the direction of observed probes, in order to arrive at reliable abundances and abundance limits (the HI data are described in Paper II). Distances to stellar probes are revisited and calculated consistently, in order to derive distance brackets or limits for many of the clouds, taking care to properly interpret non-detections. The main conclusions are the following. 1) Absolute abundances have been measured using lines of SII, NI and OI, with the following resulting values: ~0.1 solar for one HVC (complex C), ~0.3 solar for the Magellanic Stream, ~0.5 solar for a southern IVC, and ~ solar for two northern IVCs (the IV Arch and LLIV Arch). Finally, approximate values in the range 0.5-2 solar are found for three more IVCs. 2) Depletion patterns in IVCs are like those in warm disk or halo gas. 3) Most distance limits are based on strong UV lines of CII, SiII and MgII, a few on CaII. Distance limits for major HVCs are >5 kpc, while distance brackets for several IVCs are in the range 0.5-2 kpc. 4) Mass limits for major IVCs are 0.5-8x10^5 M_sun, but for major HVCs they are >10^6 M_sun. 5) The CaII/HI ratio varies by up to a factor 2-5 within a single cloud, somewhat more between clouds. 6) The NaIHI ratio varies by a factor >10 within a cloud, and even more between clouds. Thus, CaII can be useful for determining both lower and upper distance limits, but NaI only yields upper limits.

  17. The minimum distance of classical and quantum turbo-codes

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    Abbara, Mamdouh

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a theory of quantum stabilizer turbo-encoders with unbounded minimum distance. This theory is presented under a framework common to both classical and quantum turbo-encoding theory. The main conditions to have an unbounded minimum distance are that the inner seed encoder has to be recursive, and either systematic or with a totally recursive truncated decoder. This last condition has been introduced in order to obtain a theory viable in the quantum stabilizer case, since it was known that in this case the inner seed encoder could not be recursive and systematic in the same time.

  18. The minimum distance of classical and quantum turbo-codes

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    Mamdouh Abbara; Jean-Pierre Tillich

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a theory of quantum stabilizer turbo-encoders with unbounded minimum distance. This theory is presented under a framework common to both classical and quantum turbo-encoding theory. The main conditions to have an unbounded minimum distance are that the inner seed encoder has to be recursive, and either systematic or with a totally recursive truncated decoder. This last condition has been introduced in order to obtain a theory viable in the quantum stabilizer case, since it was known that in this case the inner seed encoder could not be recursive and systematic in the same time.

  19. SwedNanoTech and Business Sweden is organizing a partnering mission to Asia in September 2013. The trip is arranged especially for Swedish companies and researchers within the

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    Lagergren, Jens

    in sustainable development, life sciences and energy. The aim of the trip is to promote Swedish researchSwedNanoTech and Business Sweden is organizing a partnering mission to Asia in September 2013 11th - 13th. The number of participants is limited to 15 people. SwedNanoTech and Business Sweden

  20. A new 'Implicit correlation' method for cross-correlation sampling in MCNPX-PoliMi

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    Marcath, M. J.; Larsen, E. W.; Clarke, S. D.; Pozzi, S. A. [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2104 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monte Carlo particle transport codes used to accurately model detector response are traditionally run in fully analog mode. Analog simulations of cross-correlation measurements with these codes are extremely time-consuming because the probability of correlated detection is extremely small, approximately equal to the product of the probabilities of a single detection in each detector. The new 'implicit correlation' method described here increases the number of correlation event scores thereby reducing variance and required computation times. The cost of the implicit correlation method is comparable to the cost of simulating single event detection for the lowest absolute detector efficiency in the problem. This method is especially useful in the nuclear non-proliferation and safeguards fields for simulating correlation measurements of shielded special nuclear material. The new method was implemented in MCNPX-PoliMi for neutron-neutron cross-correlations with a Cf-252 spontaneous fission source measured by two detectors of variable stand-offs. The method demonstrated good agreement with analog simulation results for multiple measurement geometries. Small differences between non-analog and analog cross-correlation distributions are attributed to known features of the specific problem simulated that will not be present in practical applications. (authors)

  1. Measurement of Charged Pion Production Yields off the NuMI Target

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    J. M. Paley; M. D. Messier; R. Raja; U. Akgun; D. M. Asner; G. Aydin; W. Baker; P. D. Barnes, Jr.; T. Bergfeld; L. Beverly; V. Bhatnagar; B. Choudhary; E. C. Dukes; F. Duru; G. J. Feldman; A. Godley; N. Graf; J. Gronberg; E. Gulmez; Y. O. Gunaydin; H. R. Gustafson; E. P. Hartouni; P. Hanlet; M. Heffner; D. M. Kaplan; O. Kamaev; J. Klay; A. Kumar; D. J. Lange; A. Lebedev; J. Ling; M. J. Longo; L. C. Lu; C. Materniak; S. Mahajan; H. Meyer; D. E. Miller; S. R. Mishra; K. Nelson; T. Nigmanov; A. Norman; Y. Onel; A. Penzo; R. J. Peterson; D. Rajaram; D. Ratnikov; C. Rosenfeld; H. Rubin; S. Seun; A. Singh; N. Solomey; R. A. Soltz; Y. Torun; K. Wilson; D. M. Wright; Q. K. Wu

    2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The fixed-target MIPP experiment, Fermilab E907, was designed to measure the production of hadrons from the collisions of hadrons of momenta ranging from 5 to 120 GeV/c on a variety of nuclei. These data will generally improve the simulation of particle detectors and predictions of particle beam fluxes at accelerators. The spectrometer momentum resolution is between 3 and 4%, and particle identification is performed for particles ranging between 0.3 and 80 GeV/c using $dE/dx$, time-of-flight and Cherenkov radiation measurements. MIPP collected $1.42 \\times10^6$ events of 120 GeV Main Injector protons striking a target used in the NuMI facility at Fermilab. The data have been analyzed and we present here charged pion yields per proton-on-target determined in bins of longitudinal and transverse momentum between 0.5 and 80 GeV/c, with combined statistical and systematic relative uncertainties between 5 and 10%.

  2. Development of the table of initial isolation distances and protective action distances for the 2004 emergency response guidebook.

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    Brown, D. F.; Freeman, W. A.; Carhart, R. A.; Krumpolc, M.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

    2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides technical documentation for values in the Table of Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances (PADs) in the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2004). The objective for choosing the PADs specified in the ERG2004 is to balance the need to adequately protect the public from exposure to potentially harmful substances against the risks and expenses that could result from overreacting to a spill. To quantify this balance, a statistical approach is adopted, whereby the best available information is used to conduct an accident scenario analysis and develop a set of up to 1,000,000 hypothetical incidents. The set accounts for differences in containers types, incident types, accident severity (i.e., amounts released), locations, times of day, times of year, and meteorological conditions. Each scenario is analyzed using detailed emission rate and atmospheric dispersion models to calculate the downwind chemical concentrations from which a 'safe distance' is determined. The safe distance is defined as the distance downwind from the source at which the chemical concentration falls below health protection criteria. The American Industrial Hygiene Association's Emergency Response Planning Guideline Level 2 (ERPG-2) or equivalent is the health criteria used. The statistical sample of safe distance values for all incidents considered in the analysis are separated into four categories: small spill/daytime release, small spill/nighttime release, large spill/daytime release, and large spill/nighttime release. The 90th-percentile safe distance values for each of these groups became the PADs that appear in the ERG2004.

  3. LBNL RUNAROUND RESULTS 3.00 km (1.86 mi) October 10, 2003 TOP GROUP STANDINGS FOR 2003

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    LBNL RUNAROUND RESULTS 3.00 km (1.86 mi) October 10, 2003 page 1 TOP GROUP STANDINGS FOR 2003 , Anton not LBNL 7 11:18.8 Singer, Brett C 30-39 men 3 8 11:20.2 Yegian, Derek 30-39 men 4 9 11:20.4 Nihei 45 13:26.9 card not turned in 46 13:27.4 Elliott, James B 30-39 men 18 #12;LBNL RUNAROUND RESULTS 3

  4. Program Subject(S) required in Program tyPe addition to engliSh S ma mi

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    Program Subject(S) required in Program tyPe addition to engliSh S ma mi comPuter Science (bSc) Computer Science C x x x humanitieS (ba) Aboriginal Studies (J) x x x African Studies (J) x x x American Studies (J) x x x Celtic Studies x x x Christianity and Culture x x x Christianity and Education x Cinema

  5. Analysis of the OECD/NRC BWR Turbine Trip Transient Benchmark with the Coupled Thermal-Hydraulics and Neutronics Code TRAC-M/PARCS

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    Lee, Deokjung [Purdue University (United States); Downar, Thomas J. [Purdue University (United States); Ulses, Anthony [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (United States); Akdeniz, Bedirhan [Pennsylvania State University (United States); Ivanov, Kostadin N. [Pennsylvania State University (United States)

    2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An analysis of the Peach Bottom Unit 2 Turbine Trip 2 (TT2) experiment has been performed using the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission coupled thermal-hydraulics and neutronics code TRAC-M/PARCS. The objective of the analysis was to assess the performance of TRAC-M/PARCS on a BWR transient with significance in two-phase flow and spatial variations of the neutron flux. TRAC-M/PARCS results are found to be in good agreement with measured plant data for both steady-state and transient phases of the benchmark. Additional analyses of four fictitious extreme scenarios are performed to provide a basis for code-to-code comparisons and comprehensive testing of the thermal-hydraulics/neutronics coupling. The obtained results of sensitivity studies on the effect of direct moderator heating on transient simulation indicate the importance of this modeling aspect.

  6. B.SMETANA: Quatuor n1 en mi mineur "Z mho Zivota " ("De ma vie ") Allegro vivo appassionnato-Allegro moderato alla Polka-Largo sostenuto-Vivace

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    Mazliak, Laurent

    B.SMETANA: Quatuor n1 en mi mineur "Z mho Zivota " ("De ma vie ") Allegro vivo appassionnato- Allegro moderato alla Polka- Largo sostenuto- Vivace Dans la nuit du 19 au 20 octobre 1874, Smetana

  7. Conserved Regulation of p53 Network Dosage by MicroRNA125b Occurs through Evolving miRNATarget Gene Pairs

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    Le, Minh T. N.

    MicroRNAs regulate networks of genes to orchestrate cellular functions. MiR-125b, the vertebrate homologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans microRNA lin-4, has been implicated in the regulation of neural and hematopoietic ...

  8. Secure Hamming Distance Based Computation and Its Applications

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    Pinkas, Benny

    Secure Hamming Distance Based Computation and Its Applications Ayman Jarrous and Benny Pinkas University of Haifa Abstract. This paper examines secure two-party computation of func- tions which depend for computing these functions. In particular, we present protocols which are secure in the sense of full

  9. DISTANCES OF HEEGAARD SPLITTINGS AARON ABRAMS AND SAUL SCHLEIMER

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    Abrams, Aaron

    . Kobayashi [9]. Instead of S3 he begins with the double of a handlebody V . Instead of a Dehn twist he(S) of projective measured laminations reveals that the set of distances, obtained by altering the original gluing in S which bound disks in V . Let (h) denote the average displacement of h. The following are equivalent. K

  10. Adaptive matrix distances aiming at optimum regression subspaces

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    Blanz, Volker

    with distances of the associated target space. The formalism of multivariate subspace regression (MSR) is based space, such as linear discriminant analysis (LDA) for dis- crete class labels [3], generalized linear.strickert@uni-siegen.de Abstract. A new supervised adaptive metric approach is introduced for mapping an input vector space

  11. Technology Enhanced Learning and Distance Learning February 21, 2008

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    Southern California, University of

    Technology Enhanced Learning and Distance Learning February 21, 2008 Call for Nominations: Provost's Prize for Teaching with Technology Eligibility: Candidates must be a tenure-track or non's Prize for Teaching with Technology will be awarded to up to two recipients. Each recipient will receive

  12. Comparison of Distance Metrics for Hierarchical Data in Medical Databases

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    sufficiently well in clustering the patient population using k-means clustering algorithm. I. INTRODUCTIONComparison of Distance Metrics for Hierarchical Data in Medical Databases Diman Hassan, Uwe of these metrics have been compared to other measures to find their efficiency. In [5], a comparison has been made

  13. Protein structure determination using a database of interatomic distance probabilities

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    Phillips, George N. Jr.

    determination and molecular modeling. An energy function, or database potential, is derived from distributionsProtein structure determination using a database of interatomic distance probabilities MICHAEL E for Advanced Science and Technology and National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois

  14. Exploiting the BandwidthDistance Relationship in Underwater Acoustic Networks

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    Stojanovic, Milica

    (UWASNs) may also be augmented with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs); for example, this unmanned1 Exploiting the BandwidthDistance Relationship in Underwater Acoustic Networks Paolo Casari consumption, and transmission delay in a Underwater Wireless Acoustic Sensor Network (UWASN). We compare

  15. Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz,

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    Caflisch, Amedeo

    Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz, Rene Wuttke, Benjamin We propose a network-based method for determining basins and barriers of complex free energy surfaces for the iterative determination of individual basins by the minimum-cut-based free energy profile, a barrier

  16. Cepheid Variables and their Application to the Cosmological Distance Scale

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    Hoffmann, Samantha L

    2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    of the measurements, and so the difference imaging technique was a success. Additionally, I validated the first white-light variability search with the HST F350LP filter for discovering Cepheids. NGC 4921 is located in the heart of the Coma cluster at a distance...

  17. Influence of center distance on high harmonic generation

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    Golovinski, P A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The nonlinear ionization with accompanied photorecombination on closely located center has been considered. The radiation spectrum has been calculated in the frame of the Lewenstein-Corkum approach. The dependence of radiation on the distance between ionization point and the recombination center, and the frequency and laser field strength has been investigated.

  18. 75Radiation Dose and Distance This iconic photo was

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    on March 15, a few days after the Japan 2011 earthquake, which caused severe damage to the Fukushima Press/Kyodo News) The devastating Japan 2011 earthquake damaged the nuclear reactors in Fukushima, which: Date Distance (km) Location Dose Rate (microSeiverts/hr) March 15 1 km Fukushima #2 plant 8,200 March

  19. The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for nontrivial genomes cannot be approximated

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    Fertin, Guillaume

    The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non­trivial genomes cannot be approximated Guillaume Blin 1 ­ France guillaume.fertin@univ­nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con­ sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one­to­one correspon­ dence (i.e., a matching) between

  20. Of mice and men: Algorithms for evolutionary distances

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    Kececioglu, John

    Of mice and men: Algorithms for evolutionary distances between genomes with translocation \\Lambda is combinatorial algorithms for genome rear­ rangement. In the course of its evolution, the genome of an organism is to determine the minimum number of such events that transform one genome to another. This number is called

  1. absorption spectroscopy distance: Topics by E-print Network

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  2. Modelling long-distance seed dispersal in heterogeneous landscapes.

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    Levey, Douglas, J.; Tewlsbury, Joshua, J.; Bolker, Benjamin, M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1. Long-distance seed dispersal is difficult to measure, yet key to understanding plant population dynamics and community composition. 2. We used a spatially explicit model to predict the distribution of seeds dispersed long distances by birds into habitat patches of different shapes. All patches were the same type of habitat and size, but varied in shape. They occurred in eight experimental landscapes, each with five patches of four different shapes, 150 m apart in a matrix of mature forest. The model was parameterized with smallscale movement data collected from field observations of birds. In a previous study we validated the model by testing its predictions against observed patterns of seed dispersal in real landscapes with the same types and spatial configuration of patches as in the model. 3. Here we apply the model more broadly, examining how patch shape influences the probability of seed deposition by birds into patches, how dispersal kernels (distributions of dispersal distances) vary with patch shape and starting location, and how movement of seeds between patches is affected by patch shape. 4. The model predicts that patches with corridors or other narrow extensions receive higher numbers of seeds than patches without corridors or extensions. This pattern is explained by edgefollowing behaviour of birds. Dispersal distances are generally shorter in heterogeneous landscapes (containing patchy habitat) than in homogeneous landscapes, suggesting that patches divert the movement of seed dispersers, holding them long enough to increase the probability of seed defecation in the patches. Dispersal kernels for seeds in homogeneous landscapes were smooth, whereas those in heterogenous landscapes were irregular. In both cases, long-distance (> 150 m) dispersal was surprisingly common, usually comprising approximately 50% of all dispersal events. 5. Synthesis . Landscape heterogeneity has a large influence on patterns of long-distance seed dispersal. Our results suggest that long-distance dispersal events can be predicted using spatially explicit modelling to scale-up local movements, placing them in a landscape context. Similar techniques are commonly used by landscape ecologists to model other types of movement; they offer much promise to the study of seed dispersal.

  3. Executive summary of major NuMI lessons learned: a review of relevant meetings of Fermilab's DUSEL Beamline Working Group

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    Andrews, Mike; Appel, Jeffrey A.; Bogert, Dixon; Childress, Sam; Cossairt, Don; Griffing, William; Grossman, Nancy; Harding, David; Hylen, Jim; Kuchler, Vic; Laughton, Chris; /Fermilab /Argonne /Brookhaven /LBL, Berkeley

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have gained tremendous experience with the NuMI Project on what was a new level of neutrino beams from a high power proton source. We expect to build on that experience for any new long baseline neutrino beam. In particular, we have learned about some things which have worked well and/or where the experience is fairly directly applicable to the next project (e.g., similar civil construction issues including: tunneling, service buildings, outfitting, and potential claims/legal issues). Some things might be done very differently (e.g., decay pipe, windows, target, beam dump, and precision of power supply control/monitoring). The NuMI experience does lead to identification of critical items for any future such project, and what issues it will be important to address. The DUSEL Beamline Working Group established at Fermilab has been meeting weekly to collect and discuss information from that NuMI experience. This document attempts to assemble much of that information in one place. In this Executive Summary, we group relevant discussion of some of the major issues and lessons learned under seven categories: (1) Differences Between the NuMI Project and Any Next Project; (2) The Process of Starting Up the Project; (3) Decision and Review Processes; (4) ES&H: Environment, Safety, and Health; (5) Local Community Buy-In; (6) Transition from Project Status to Operation; and (7) Some Lessons on Technical Elements. We concentrate here on internal project management issues, including technical areas that require special attention. We cannot ignore, however, two major external management problems that plagued the NuMI project. The first problem was the top-down imposition of an unrealistic combination of scope, cost, and schedule. This situation was partially corrected by a rebaselining. However, the full, desirable scope was never achievable. The second problem was a crippling shortage of resources. Critical early design work could not be done in a timely fashion, leading to schedule delays, inefficiencies, and corrective actions. The Working Group discussions emphasized that early planning and up-front appreciation of the problems ahead are very important for minimizing the cost and for the greatest success of any such project. Perhaps part of the project approval process should re-enforce this need. The cost of all this up-front work is now reflected in the DOE cost of any project we do. If we are being held to an upper limit on the project cost, the only thing available for compromise is the eventual project scope.

  4. Distance Restraints from Crosslinking Mass Spectrometry: Mining a Molecular Dynamics Simulation Database to Evaluate Lysine-Lysine Distances

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    Merkley, Eric D.; Rysavy, Steven; Kahraman, Abdullah; Hafen, Ryan P.; Daggett, Valerie; Adkins, Joshua N.

    2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrative structural biology models the structures of protein complexes that are intractable by classical structural methods (because of extreme size, dynamics, or heterogeneity) by combining computational structural modeling with data from experimental methods. One such method is chemical cross-linking mass spectrometry (XL-MS), in which cross-linked peptides, derived from a covalently cross-linked protein complex and identified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, pinpoint protein residues close in three-dimensional space. The commonly used lysine-reactive N-hydroxysuccinimide ester reagents disuccinimidylsuberate (DSS) and bis(sulfosuccinimidyl)suberate (BS3) have a linker arm that is 11.4 long when fully extended. However, XL-MS studies on proteins of known structure frequently report cross-links that exceed this distance. Typically, a tolerance of ~3 is added to the theoretical maximum to account for this observation, with little justification for the value chosen. We used the Dynameomics database, a repository of high-quality molecular dynamics simulations of 807 proteins representative of all protein folds, to investigate the change in lysine-lysine distances resulting from native-state dynamics on the time-scale of tens of nanoseconds. We conclude that observed cross-links are consistent with a protein structure if the distance between cross-linked lysine N? atoms is less than the cross-linker length plus 11.3 . For DSS or BS3, this corresponds to a C? to C? distance of 30.4 . This analysis provides a theoretical basis for the widespread practice of adding a tolerance to the crosslinker length when comparing XL-MS results to structures, and indicates the appropriate values of an XLMS derived distance constraint to use in structural modeling.

  5. Scanning optical microscope with long working distance objective

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    Cloutier, Sylvain G. (Newark, DE)

    2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A scanning optical microscope, including: a light source to generate a beam of probe light; collimation optics to substantially collimate the probe beam; a probe-result beamsplitter; a long working-distance, infinity-corrected objective; scanning means to scan a beam spot of the focused probe beam on or within a sample; relay optics; and a detector. The collimation optics are disposed in the probe beam. The probe-result beamsplitter is arranged in the optical paths of the probe beam and the resultant light from the sample. The beamsplitter reflects the probe beam into the objective and transmits resultant light. The long working-distance, infinity-corrected objective is also arranged in the optical paths of the probe beam and the resultant light. It focuses the reflected probe beam onto the sample, and collects and substantially collimates the resultant light. The relay optics are arranged to relay the transmitted resultant light from the beamsplitter to the detector.

  6. The Communication Complexity of the Hamming Distance Problem

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    Wei Huang; Yaoyun Shi; Shengyu Zhang; Yufan Zhu

    2006-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the randomized and quantum communication complexity of the Hamming Distance problem, which is to determine if the Hamming distance between two n-bit strings is no less than a threshold d. We prove a quantum lower bound of \\Omega(d) qubits in the general interactive model with shared prior entanglement. We also construct a classical protocol of O(d \\log d) bits in the restricted Simultaneous Message Passing model, improving previous protocols of O(d^2) bits (A. C.-C. Yao, Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, pp. 77-81, 2003), and O(d\\log n) bits (D. Gavinsky, J. Kempe, and R. de Wolf, quant-ph/0411051, 2004).

  7. Electrical probe diagnostics for the laminar flame quenching distance

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    Karrer, Maxime; Makarov, Maxime [Renault Technocentre, 78288 Guyancourt Cedex (France); Bellenoue, Marc; Labuda, Sergei; Sotton, Julien [Laboratoire de Combustion et de Detonique, CNRS, 86961 Futuroscope Chasseneuil (France)

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A simplified theory, previously developed for the general case of weakly ionized gas flow, is used to predict electrical probe response when the flame is quenched on the probe surface. This theory is based on the planar model of space charge sheaths around the measuring electrode. For the flame quenching case, by assuming that the sheath thickness is comparable with the thermal boundary layer thickness, probe current can be related to flame quenching distance. The theoretical assumptions made to obtain the analytical formulation of probe current were experimentally proved by using direct visualization and high-frequency PIV. The direct visualization method was also used to validate the results of flame quenching distance values obtained with electrical probe. The electrical probe diagnostics have been verified for both head-on and sidewall flame quenching regimes and for stoichiometric methane/air and propane/air mixtures in a pressure range of 0.05-0.6 MPa. (author)

  8. Long-distance contributions to flavour-changing processes

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    C. Sachrajda

    2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Standard lattice calculations in flavour physics or in studies of hadronic structure are based on the evaluation of matrix elements of local composite operators between hadronic states or the vacuum. In this talk I discuss developments aimed at the computation of long-distance, and hence non-local, contributions to such processes. In particular, I consider the calculation of the $K_L$-$K_S$ mass difference $\\Delta m_K=m_{K_L}-m_{K_S}$ and the amplitude for the rare-kaon decay processes $K\\to\\pi\\ell^+\\ell^-$, where the lepton $\\ell=e$ or $\\mu$. Lattice calculations of the long-distance contributions to the indirect $CP$-violating parameter $\\epsilon_K$ and to the rare decays $K\\to\\pi\

  9. A characterization of Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs

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    Jurisic, Aleksandar; Zitnik, Arjana

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We obtain the following characterization of $Q$-polynomial distance-regular graphs. Let $\\G$ denote a distance-regular graph with diameter $d\\ge 3$. Let $E$ denote a minimal idempotent of $\\G$ which is not the trivial idempotent $E_0$. Let $\\{\\theta_i^*\\}_{i=0}^d$ denote the dual eigenvalue sequence for $E$. We show that $E$ is $Q$-polynomial if and only if (i) the entry-wise product $E \\circ E$ is a linear combination of $E_0$, $E$, and at most one other minimal idempotent of $\\G$; (ii) there exists a complex scalar $\\beta$ such that $\\theta^*_{i-1}-\\beta \\theta^*_i + \\theta^*_{i+1}$ is independent of $i$ for $1 \\le i \\le d-1$; (iii) $\\theta^*_i \

  10. A New Resource for College Distance Education Astronomy Laboratory Exercises

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    Vogt, Nicole P; Muise, Amy Smith

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article introduces a set of distance education astronomy laboratory exercises for use by college students and instructors and discuss first usage results. This General Astronomy Education Source (GEAS) exercise set contains eight two-week projects designed to guide students through both core content and mathematical applications of general astronomy material. Projects are divided between hands-on activities and computer-aided analyses of modern astronomical data. The suite of online resources includes student and instructor guides, laboratory report templates, learning objectives, video tutorials, plotting tools, and web-based applications that allow students to analyze both images and spectra of astronomical objects. A pilot usage study indicates that distance learners using these materials perform as well or better than a comparison cohort of on-campus students. We are actively seeking collaborators to use these resources in astronomy courses and other educational venues.

  11. Evaluating a Master's Degree Program via Distance Education

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    Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Kemp, Janie; Trevio, Polly; Tong, Fuhui; Castillo, Raymond

    2010-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    ?s Degree in Bilingual/ESL Education in the nation offered totally via distance ? Served over 20 school districts since 1999 ? Currently delivers instruction to 4 different sites across Texas ? Region VIII ESC, Mt. Pleasant ? The University Center..., The Woodlands ? Blackland Research Center, Temple ? TAMU, College Station Texas A&M University Bilingual Education Programs ? Doctoral Program ? PhD in Educational Psychology with a Specialization in Hispanic Bilingual Education ? Prepares graduates...

  12. Time, Distance, Velocity, Redshift: a personal guided tour

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    T. Kiang

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An attempt to answer the question 'Can we observe galaxies that recede faster than light ?' led to a re-examination of the notions of time, distance, velocity and redshift as they occur in newtonian physics, special relativity, general relativity and cosmology. A number of misconceptions were uncovered. It was found that, once freed of special relativity preconceptions, the above question is easily and unequivocally answered

  13. A short working distance multiple crystal x-ray spectrometer

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    Dickinson, B.; Seidler, G. T.; Webb, Z. W.; Bradley, J. A.; Nagle, K. P. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Heald, S. M. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Gordon, R. A. [Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada); Chou, I. M. [U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 20192 (United States)

    2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    For x-ray spot sizes of a few tens of microns or smaller, a millimeter-sized flat analyzer crystal placed {approx}1 cm from the sample will exhibit high energy resolution while subtending a collection solid angle comparable to that of a typical spherically bent crystal analyzer (SBCA) at much larger working distances. Based on this observation and a nonfocusing geometry for the analyzer optic, we have constructed and tested a short working distance (SWD) multicrystal x-ray spectrometer. This prototype instrument has a maximum effective collection solid angle of 0.14 sr, comparable to that of 17 SBCA at 1 m working distance. We find good agreement with prior work for measurements of the Mn K{beta} x-ray emission and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering for MnO, and also for measurements of the x-ray absorption near-edge structure for Dy metal using L{alpha}{sub 2} partial-fluorescence yield detection. We discuss future applications at third- and fourth-generation light sources. For concentrated samples, the extremely large collection angle of SWD spectrometers will permit collection of high-resolution x-ray emission spectra with a single pulse of the Linac Coherent Light Source. The range of applications of SWD spectrometers and traditional multi-SBCA instruments has some overlap, but also is significantly complementary.

  14. Long-distance photoinitiated electron transfer through polyene molecular wires

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    Wasielewski, M.R.; Johnson, D.G.; Svec, W.A.; Kersey, K.M.; Cragg, D.E.; Minsek, D.W.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Long-chain polyenes can be used as molecular wires to facilitate electron transfer between a photo-excited donor and an acceptor in an artificial photosynthetic system. The authors present data here on two Zn-porphyrin-polyene-anthraquinone molecules possessing either 5 or 9 all trans double bonds between the donor and acceptor, 1 and 2. The center-to-center distances between the porphyrin and the quinone in these relatively rigid molecules are 25 A for 1 and 35 A for 2. Selective picosecond laser excitation of the Zn-porphyrin in 1 and 2 results in the very rapid transfer of an electron to the anthraquinone in < 2 ps and 10 ps, respectively. The resultant radical ion pairs recombine with tau = 10 ps for 1 and tau = 25 ps for 2. The electron transfer rates remain remarkably rapid over these long distances. The involvement of polyene radical cations in the mechanism of the radical ion pair recombination reaction is clear from the transient absorption spectra of 1 and 2, which show strong absorbances in the near-infrared. The strong electronic coupling between the Zn-porphyrin and the anthraquinone provided by low-lying states of the polyene make it possible to transfer an electron rapidly over very long distances.

  15. On the luminosity distance and the epoch of acceleration

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    Sutherland, Will

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Standard cosmological models based on general relativity (GR) with dark energy predict that the Universe underwent a transition from decelerating to accelerating expansion at a moderate redshift $z_{acc} \\sim 0.7$. Clearly, it is of great interest to directly measure this transition in a model-independent way, without the assumption that GR is the correct theory of gravity. We explore to what extent supernova (SN) luminosity distance measurements provide evidence for such a transition: we show that, contrary to intuition, the well-known "turnover" in the SN distance residuals $\\Delta\\mu$ relative to an empty (Milne) model does not give firm evidence for such a transition within the redshift range spanned by SN data. The observed turnover in that diagram is predominantly due to the negative curvature in the Milne model, {\\em not} the deceleration predicted by $\\Lambda$CDM and relatives. We show that there are several advantages in plotting distance residuals against a flat, non-accelerating model $(w = -1/3)$,...

  16. AN IMPROVED METHOD TO TEST THE DISTANCE-DUALITY RELATION

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    Yang, Xi; Yu, Hao-Ran; Zhang, Tong-Jie [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)] [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Zhang, Zhi-Song, E-mail: tjzhang@bnu.edu.cn [Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin Heilongjiang 150001 (China)] [Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin Heilongjiang 150001 (China)

    2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Many researchers have performed cosmological-model-independent tests for the distance-duality (DD) relation. Theoretical work has been conducted based on the results of these tests. However, we find that almost all of these tests were perhaps not cosmological-model-independent after all, because the distance moduli taken from a given type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) compilation are dependent on a given cosmological model and Hubble constant. In this Letter, we overcome these defects and by creating a new cosmological-model-independent test for the DD relation. We use the original data from the Union2 SNe Ia compilation and the angular diameter distances from two galaxy cluster samples compiled by De Filippis et al. and Bonamente et al. to test the DD relation. Our results suggest that the DD relation is compatible with observations, and the spherical model is slightly better than the elliptical model at describing the intrinsic shape of galaxy clusters if the DD relation is valid. However, these results are different from those of previous work.

  17. Mitsubishi iMiEV: An Electric Mini-Car in NREL's Advanced Technology Vehicle Fleet (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet highlights the Mitsubishi iMiEV, an electric mini-car in the advanced technology vehicle fleet at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's fast-charging research efforts, NREL engineers are conducting charge and discharge performance testing on the vehicle. NREL's advanced technology vehicle fleet features promising technologies to increase efficiency and reduce emissions without sacrificing safety or comfort. The fleet serves as a technology showcase, helping visitors learn about innovative vehicles that are available today or are in development. Vehicles in the fleet are representative of current, advanced, prototype, and emerging technologies.

  18. Gamma ray burst distances and the timescape cosmology

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    Peter R. Smale

    2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma ray bursts can potentially be used as distance indicators, providing the possibility of extending the Hubble diagram to redshifts ~7. Here we follow the analysis of Schaefer (2007), with the aim of distinguishing the timescape cosmological model from the \\LambdaCDM model by means of the additional leverage provided by GRBs in the range 2 < z < 7. We find that the timescape model fits the GRB sample slightly better than the \\LambdaCDM model, but that the systematic uncertainties are still too little understood to distinguish the models.

  19. High speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit

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    Mariotti, Razvan (Boulder, CO)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100 Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit.

  20. Property:Distance from Shore (m) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation,PillarPublicationType JumpDOEInvolve Jump to:DeploymentSector JumpEnergyDistance

  1. Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our Instagram Secretary Moniz9MorganYou areInnovationPriority |Going the Distance

  2. Choosing good distance metrics and local planners for probabilistic roadmap motion planning methods

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    Bayazit, Osman Burchan

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a comparative evaluation of different distance metrics and local planners within the context of probabilistic roadmap methods for motion planning. Both C-space and Workspace distance metrics and local planners are considered...

  3. A Structure-Based Distance Metric for High-Dimensional Space...

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    A Structure-Based Distance Metric for High-Dimensional Space Exploration with Multi-Dimensional Scaling. A Structure-Based Distance Metric for High-Dimensional Space Exploration...

  4. Evidence against correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth-Sun distance

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    Norman, Eric B.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Harbottle, and E. F. Norton, Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett. 78,Nuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance Eric B. Norman133 Ba, and 241 Am and the Earth-Sun distance. We find no

  5. Hybrid intensity and time-of-flight signal processing techniques for intelligent distance sensors

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    Hiromi, Itariu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the advent of "smart" consumer electronics, distance sensing is an increasingly important field in optical sensing. A novel approach to active infrared(IR) 1D distance sensing is proposed, employing both intensity and ...

  6. The distance scale and Eddington efficiency of luminous quasars

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    P. Teerikorpi

    2005-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The relation between the central mass and quasar luminosity (M_BH \\propto L^{\\alpha}FHWM^2) links a given Eddington ratio with a value of H_0, within a cosmology with fixed (\\Omega_m,\\Omega_{\\Lambda}). We point out that because the relation is calibrated at low z using distance independent reverberation mapping to get the BLR size, the derived M_BH interestingly does not depend on H_0, while L/L_Edd is sensitive to H_0, but rather robust to changes of \\Omega_{\\Lambda} in the standard flat model. This means, e.g., that enough of extragalactic objects radiating at the Eddington limit could be used to study the global Hubble constant in a new way, bypassing the local distance ladder. The method could become practical when systematic errors in derived M_BH are understood and objects with L /leq L_Edd can be independently identified. As an illustration, if we take a sample of tranquil very luminous quasars in the redshift range 0.5 < z < 1.6, and assume that they are radiating with L_bol \\leq L_Edd, then the usual numeric factors used for calculating M_BH and L_bol would lead to the result that the Hubble constant must be larger than 45 km/s/Mpc.

  7. The effect of weak lensing on distance estimates from supernovae

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    Smith, Mathew; Maartens, Roy [Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 7535 (South Africa); Bacon, David J.; Nichol, Robert C.; Campbell, Heather; D'Andrea, Chris B. [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Clarkson, Chris [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (ACGC), Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Bassett, Bruce A. [South African Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 9, Observatory 7935 (South Africa); Cinabro, David [Wayne State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Detroit, MI 48202 (United States); Finley, David A.; Frieman, Joshua A. [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Galbany, Lluis [CENTRA Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofsica, Instituto Superior Tcnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Garnavich, Peter M. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Olmstead, Matthew D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Schneider, Donald P. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Shapiro, Charles [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91109 (United States); Sollerman, Jesper, E-mail: matsmith2@gmail.com [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, AlbaNova, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a sample of 608 Type Ia supernovae from the SDSS-II and BOSS surveys, combined with a sample of foreground galaxies from SDSS-II, we estimate the weak lensing convergence for each supernova line of sight. We find that the correlation between this measurement and the Hubble residuals is consistent with the prediction from lensing (at a significance of 1.7?). Strong correlations are also found between the residuals and supernova nuisance parameters after a linear correction is applied. When these other correlations are taken into account, the lensing signal is detected at 1.4?. We show, for the first time, that distance estimates from supernovae can be improved when lensing is incorporated, by including a new parameter in the SALT2 methodology for determining distance moduli. The recovered value of the new parameter is consistent with the lensing prediction. Using cosmic microwave background data from WMAP7, H {sub 0} data from Hubble Space Telescope and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Baryon acoustic oscillations measurements, we find the best-fit value of the new lensing parameter and show that the central values and uncertainties on ? {sub m} and w are unaffected. The lensing of supernovae, while only seen at marginal significance in this low-redshift sample, will be of vital importance for the next generation of surveys, such as DES and LSST, which will be systematics-dominated.

  8. Distance-Two Interpolation for Parallel Algebraic Multigrid

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    De Sterck, H; Falgout, R; Nolting, J; Yang, U M

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Algebraic multigrid (AMG) is one of the most efficient and scalable parallel algorithms for solving sparse linear systems on unstructured grids. However, for large three-dimensional problems, the coarse grids that are normally used in AMG often lead to growing complexity in terms of memory use and execution time per AMG V-cycle. Sparser coarse grids, such as those obtained by the Parallel Modified Independent Set coarsening algorithm (PMIS) [7], remedy this complexity growth, but lead to non-scalable AMG convergence factors when traditional distance-one interpolation methods are used. In this paper we study the scalability of AMG methods that combine PMIS coarse grids with long distance interpolation methods. AMG performance and scalability is compared for previously introduced interpolation methods as well as new variants of them for a variety of relevant test problems on parallel computers. It is shown that the increased interpolation accuracy largely restores the scalability of AMG convergence factors for PMIS-coarsened grids, and in combination with complexity reducing methods, such as interpolation truncation, one obtains a class of parallel AMG methods that enjoy excellent scalability properties on large parallel computers.

  9. Diamond tool wear vs cutting distance on electroless nickel mirrors

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    Syn, C.K.; Taylor, J.S.; Donaldson, R.R.

    1986-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Wear data are presented for diamond tools cutting electroless nickel (eNi) for cut lengths up to 70,000 ft (13 miles). Two tools having different infrared absorption characteristics were used to cut an eNi preparation that had yielded minimum values for surface roughness and tool wear rate in a previous study. The data include Talystep measurement of the rms amplitude of the feed-marks versus cumulative cutting distance, representative examples of shape changes for the feed-mark profiles, SEM and optical micrographs of the tool rake and flank face wear zones, and measurements of the cutting edge profile and edge recession distance by a tool-nose replication technique. Feed-mark roughness values were found to increase from 5 to 90 A rms over the duration of the test, with an associated edge recession of about 1000 A and the development of a periodic tool edge grooving indicative of burnishing of the part surface. The ir absorption data successfully predicted the order of the two tools in terms of wear rate and fracture toughness.

  10. Type IIP supernovae as cosmological probes: A SEAM distance to SN 1999em

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    Baron, E.; Nugent, Peter E.; Branch, David; Hauschildt, Peter H.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Type IIP Supernovae as Cosmological Probes: A SEAM Distanceintrinsic brightness, supernovae make excellent cosmologicalstars: atmospheres supernovae: 1999em Distances from

  11. Bioreactor Landfill Research and Demonstration Project Northern Oaks Landfill, Harrison, MI

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    Zhao, Xiando; Voice, Thomas; and Hashsham, Syed A.

    2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A bioreactor landfill cell with 1.2-acre footprint was constructed, filled, operated, and monitored at Northern Oaks Recycling and Disposal Facility (NORDF) at Harrison, MI. With a filled volume of 74,239 cubic yards, the cell contained approximately 35,317 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) and 20,777 tons of cover soil. It was laid on the slope of an existing cell but separated by a geosynthetic membrane liner. After the cell reached a design height of 60 feet, it was covered with a geosynthetic membrane cap. A three-dimensional monitoring system to collect data at 48 different locations was designed and installed during the construction phase of the bioreactor cell. Each location had a cluster of monitoring devices consisting of a probe to monitor moisture and temperature, a leachate collection basin, and a gas sampling port. An increase in moisture content of the MSW in the bioreactor cell was achieved by pumping leachate collected on-site from various other cells, as well as recirculation of leachate from the bioreactor landfill cell itself. Three types of leachate injection systems were evaluated in this bioreactor cell for their efficacy to distribute pumped leachate uniformly: a leachate injection pipe buried in a 6-ft wide horizontal stone mound, a 15-ft wide geocomposite drainage layer, and a 60-ft wide geocomposite drainage layer. All leachate injection systems were installed on top of the compacted waste surface. The distribution of water and resulting MSW moisture content throughout the bioreactor cell was found to be similar for the three designs. Water coming into and leaving the cell (leachate pumped in, precipitation, snow, evaporation, and collected leachate) was monitored in order to carry out a water balance. Using a leachate injection rate of 26 30 gal/yard3, the average moisture content increased from 25% to 35% (wet based) over the period of this study. One of the key aspects of this bioreactor landfill study was to evaluate bioreactor start up and performance in locations with colder climate. For lifts filled during the summer months, methane generation started within three months after completion of the lift. For lifts filled in winter months, very little methane production occurred even eight months after filling. The temperature data indicated that subzero or slightly above zero (oC) temperatures persisted for unusually long periods (more than six months) in the lifts filled during winter months. This was likely due to the high thermal insulation capability of the MSW and the low level of biological activity during start up. This observation indicates that bioreactor landfills located in cold climate and filled during winter months may require mechanisms to increase temperature and initiate biodegradation. Thus, besides moisture, temperature may be the next important factor controlling the biological decomposition in anaerobic bioreactor landfills. Spatial and temporal characterization of leachate samples indicated the presence of low levels of commonly used volatile organic compounds (including acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, and toluene) and metals (including arsenic, chromium, and zinc). Changes and leachate and gaseous sample characteristics correlated with enhanced biological activity and increase in temperature. Continued monitoring of this bioreactor landfill cell is expected to yield critical data needed for start up, design, and operation of this emerging process.

  12. A Test of the Calibration of the Tully-Fisher Relation Using Cepheid and SNIa Distances

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    T. Shanks

    1997-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We make a direct test of Tully-Fisher distance estimates to eleven spiral galaxies with HST Cepheid distances and to twelve spiral galaxies with SNIa distances. The HST Cepheid distances come from the work of Freedman (1997), Sandage et al (1996) and Tanvir et al (1995). The SNIa distances come from Pierce (1994), calibrated using the Cepheid results of Sandage et al (1996). The Tully-Fisher distances mostly come from the work of Pierce (1994). The results show that the Tully-Fisher distance moduli are too short with respect to the Cepheid distances by 0.46+-0.14mag and too short with respect to the SNIa distances by 0.46+-0.19mag. Combining the HST Cepheid and SNIa data suggests that, overall, previous Tully-Fisher distances were too short by 0.46+-0.11mag, a result which is significant at the 4sigma level. These data therefore indicate that previous Tully-Fisher distances should be revised upwards by 24+-6% implying, for example, a Virgo distance of 19.3+-1.9Mpc. The value of Ho from Tully-Fisher estimates is correspondingly revised downwards from Ho=84+-10 to Ho=68+-8.

  13. Simulation, implementation, and analysis of an optical fiber bundle distance sensor with

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    Huang, Haiying

    Simulation, implementation, and analysis of an optical fiber bundle distance sensor with single Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 060.2370, 120.2830. 1. Introduction Optical fiber distance sensors. In general, optical fiber distance sensors can be divided into two categories: intensity

  14. Modeling Distance Decay for the Geographic Profiling Mike O'Leary

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    O'Leary, Michael

    Modeling Distance Decay for the Geographic Profiling Problem Mike O'Leary Towson University Geospatial TWG Portland, OR April 15, 2010 Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Modeling distance decay 2010 commenting on a preliminary version of this presentation Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Modeling distance

  15. Distance dependent rates of photoinduced charge separation and dark charge recombination in fixed distance porphyrin-quinone molecules

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    Wasielewski, M.R.; Niemczyk, M.P.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three zinc tetraphenylporphyrin-anthraquinone derivatives were prepared in which the edge-to-edge distances between the porphyrin and quinone ..pi.. systems are fixed by a rigid hydrocarbon spacer molecule. Triptycene, trans-1,2-diphenylcyclopentane, and adamantane were used to fix the porphyrin-anthraquinone distance at 2.5, 3.7, and 4.9 A, respectively. These molecules possess 1,2, and 3 saturated carbon atoms, respectively, between the porphyrin donor and the quinone acceptor. Rate constants for photoinduced electron transfer from the lowest excited singlet state of the zinc tetraphenylporphyrin donor to the anthraquinone acceptor were measured. In addition, the corresponding radical ion pair recombination rate constants for each of these molecules were also determined. The rate constants for both photoinduced charge separation and subsequent radical ion pair recombination decrease by approximately a factor of 10 for each saturated carbon atom intervening between the porphyrin donor and the quinone acceptor. These results are consistent with a model in which the rate of electron transfer is determined by weak mixing of the sigma orbitals of the saturated hydrocarbon spacer with the ..pi.. orbitals of the donor and acceptor. 22 refs., 5 figs.

  16. Low-distance Surface Codes under Realistic Quantum Noise

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    Yu Tomita; Krysta M. Svore

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the performance of distance-three surface code layouts under realistic multi-parameter noise models. We first calculate their thresholds under depolarizing noise. We then compare a Pauli-twirl approximation of amplitude and phase damping to amplitude and phase damping. We find the approximate channel results in a pessimistic estimate of the logical error rate, indicating the realistic threshold may be higher than previously estimated. From Monte-Carlo simulations, we identify experimental parameters for which these layouts admit reliable computation. Due to its low resource cost and superior performance, we conclude that the 17-qubit layout should be targeted in early experimental implementations of the surface code. We find that architectures with gate times in the 5-40 ns range and T1 times of at least 1-2 us range will exhibit improved logical error rates with a 17-qubit surface code encoding.

  17. Long distance manipulation of a levitated nanoparticle in high vacuum

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    Mestres, Pau; Spasenovi?, Marko; Gieseler, Jan; Novotny, Lukas; Quidant, Romain

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate delivery of small targets in high vacuum is a pivotal task in many branches of science and technology. Beyond the different strategies developed for atoms, proteins, macroscopic clusters and pellets, the manipulation of neutral particles over macroscopic distances still poses a formidable challenge. Here we report a novel approach based on a mobile optical trap operated under feedback control that enables long range 3D manipulation of a silica nanoparticle in high vacuum. We apply this technique to load a single nanoparticle into a high-finesse optical cavity through a load-lock vacuum system. We foresee our scheme to benefit the field of optomechanics with levitating nano-objects as well as ultrasensitive detection and monitoring.

  18. Linking a distance measure of entanglement to its convex roof

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    Alexander Streltsov; Hermann Kampermann; Dagmar Bru

    2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

    An important problem in quantum information theory is the quantification of entanglement in multipartite mixed quantum states. In this work, a connection between the geometric measure of entanglement and a distance measure of entanglement is established. We present a new expression for the geometric measure of entanglement in terms of the maximal fidelity with a separable state. A direct application of this result provides a closed expression for the Bures measure of entanglement of two qubits. We also prove that the number of elements in an optimal decomposition w.r.t. the geometric measure of entanglement is bounded from above by the Caratheodory bound, and we find necessary conditions for the structure of an optimal decomposition.

  19. Linking a distance measure of entanglement to its convex roof

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    Streltsov, Alexander; Bru, Dagmar

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An important problem in quantum information theory is the quantification of entanglement in multipartite mixed quantum states. In this work a connection between the geometric measure of entanglement and a distance measure of entanglement is established. We present a new expression for the geometric measure of entanglement in terms of the maximal fidelity with a separable state. A direct application of this result provides a closed expression for the Bures measure of entanglement of two qubits. We also prove that the number of elements in an optimal decomposition with respect to the geometric measure of entanglement is bounded from above by the Caratheodory bound, and we find necessary conditions for the structure of an optimal decomposition.

  20. Distance measurements as a probe of cosmic acceleration

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    Neil Trentham

    2001-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A major recent evelopment in observational cosmology has been an accurate measurement of the luminosity distance-redshift relation out to redshifts z=0.8 from Type Ia supernova standard candles. The results have been argued as evidence for cosmic acceleration. It is well known that this assertion depends on the assumption that we know the equation of state for all mass-energy other than normal pressureless matter; popular models are based on either the cosmological constant or on the more general quintessence formulation. But this assertion also depends on a number of other assumptions, implicit in the derivation of the standard cosmological field equations: large-scale isotropy and homogeneity, the flatness of the Universe, and the validity of general relativity on cosmological scales (where it has not been tested). A detailed examination of the effects of these assumptions on the interplay between the luminosity distance-redshift relation and the acceleration of the Universe is not possible unless one can define the precise nature of the failure of any particular assumption. However a simple quantitative investigation is possible and reveals a number of considerations about the relative importance of the different assumptions. In this paper we present such an investigation. We find that the relationship between the distant-redshift relation and the sign of the deceleration parameter is fairly robust and is unaffected if only one of the assumptions that we investigate is invalid so long as the deceleration parameter is not close to zero (it would not be close to zero in the currently-favored Omega_Lambda = 1 - Omega_matter = 0.7 or 0.8 Universe, for example). Failures of two or more assumptions in concordance may have stronger effects.

  1. DISTANCE SCALE ZERO POINTS FROM GALACTIC RR LYRAE STAR PARALLAXES

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    Benedict, G. Fritz; McArthur, Barbara E.; Barnes, Thomas G. [McDonald Observatory, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Feast, Michael W. [Centre for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, Astronomy Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Harrison, Thomas E. [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States); Bean, Jacob L.; Kolenberg, Katrien [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Menzies, John W.; Laney, C. D. [South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory 7935 (South Africa); Chaboyer, Brian [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 (United States); Fossati, Luca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA (United Kingdom); Nesvacil, Nicole [Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna, A-1180 Vienna (Austria); Smith, Horace A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Kochukhov, Oleg [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, 75120 Uppsala (Sweden); Nelan, Edmund P.; Taylor, Denise [STScI, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Shulyak, D. V. [Institute of Astrophysics, Georg-August-University, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Goettingen (Germany); Freedman, Wendy L. [The Observatories, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new absolute trigonometric parallaxes and proper motions for seven Population II variable stars-five RR Lyr variables: RZ Cep, XZ Cyg, SU Dra, RR Lyr, and UV Oct; and two type 2 Cepheids: VY Pyx and {kappa} Pav. We obtained these results with astrometric data from Fine Guidance Sensors, white-light interferometers on Hubble Space Telescope. We find absolute parallaxes in milliseconds of arc: RZ Cep, 2.12 {+-} 0.16 mas; XZ Cyg, 1.67 {+-} 0.17 mas; SU Dra, 1.42 {+-} 0.16 mas; RR Lyr, 3.77 {+-} 0.13 mas; UV Oct, 1.71 {+-} 0.10 mas; VY Pyx, 6.44 {+-} 0.23 mas; and {kappa} Pav, 5.57 {+-} 0.28 mas; an average {sigma}{sub {pi}}/{pi} = 5.4%. With these parallaxes, we compute absolute magnitudes in V and K bandpasses corrected for interstellar extinction and Lutz-Kelker-Hanson bias. Using these RR Lyrae variable star absolute magnitudes, we then derive zero points for M{sub V} -[Fe/H] and M{sub K} -[Fe/H]-log P relations. The technique of reduced parallaxes corroborates these results. We employ our new results to determine distances and ages of several Galactic globular clusters and the distance of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The latter is close to that previously derived from Classical Cepheids uncorrected for any metallicity effect, indicating that any such effect is small. We also discuss the somewhat puzzling results obtained for our two type 2 Cepheids.

  2. A library of MiMICs allows tagging of genes and reversible, spatial and temporal knockdown of proteins in Drosophila

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    Nagarkar-Jaiswal, Sonal; Lee, Pei-Tseng; Campbell, Megan E.; Chen, Kuchuan; Anguiano-Zarate, Stephanie; Cantu Gutierrez, Manuel; Busby, Theodore; Lin, Wen-Wen; He, Yuchun; Schulze, Karen L.; et al

    2015-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we document a collection of ~7434 MiMIC (Minos Mediated Integration Cassette) insertions of which 2854 are inserted in coding introns. They allowed us to create a library of 400 GFP-tagged genes. We show that 72% of internally tagged proteins are functional, and that more than 90% can be imaged in unfixed tissues. Moreover, the tagged mRNAs can be knocked down by RNAi against GFP (iGFPi), and the tagged proteins can be efficiently knocked down by deGradFP technology. The phenotypes associated with RNA and protein knockdown typically correspond to severe loss of function or null mutant phenotypes. Finally, we demonstratemorereversible, spatial, and temporal knockdown of tagged proteins in larvae and adult flies. This new strategy and collection of strains allows unprecedented in vivo manipulations in flies for many genes. These strategies will likely extend to vertebrates.less

  3. Modulation of North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity by Three Phases of ENSO HYE-MI KIM, PETER J. WEBSTER, AND JUDITH A. CURRY

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    Webster, Peter J.

    Modulation of North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity by Three Phases of ENSO HYE-MI KIM, PETER J Pacific Ocean warming has been separated into two modes based on the spatial distribution of the maximum impacts on tropical cyclone (TC) activity over the North Pacific by differential modulation of both local

  4. The TAL1 complex targets the FBXW7 tumor suppressor by activating miR-223 in human T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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    Mansour, Marc R.

    The oncogenic transcription factor TAL1/SCL is aberrantly expressed in 60% of cases of human T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and initiates T-ALL in mouse models. By performing global microRNA (miRNA) expression ...

  5. Rf : Munoz, M.I., Barcellini F., Mollo, V. (2011). Collective elaboration of care for safety in radiotherapy: cooperative management of patient variability. In HEPS'2011 Healthcare Ergonomics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in radiotherapy: cooperative management of patient variability. In HEPS'2011 Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient of patient variability. Maria Isabel Munoz Ergonomics Laboratory Research Center on work Development (CRTD-EA 4132) 41 rue Gay Lussac 75005 Paris mi.munoz@free.fr Flore Barcellini1 Ergonomics Laboratory Research

  6. Michigan State University Community Music School 841-B Timberlane Street East Lansing, MI 48823 Phone: 517-355-7661 Web: cms.msu.edu

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    Liu, Taosheng

    Michigan State University Community Music School 841-B Timberlane Street East Lansing, MI 48823 Explore Michigan's past through tour of music, exhibits May 1 Contact: Amanda Darche, MSU Community Music School (517) 355-7661, ext. 16, adarche@msu.edu EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan's past is the inspiration

  7. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Paper 2006-01-1041 Paper presented at SAE 2006 World Congress & Exposition, April 5, 2006, Detroit, MI

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Paper 2006-01-1041 Paper presented at SAE 2006 and Fundamental Advances in Thermal Fluid Sciences 2006. Vol. SP-2015. (Society of Automotive Engineers, Troy, MI and reducing emissions play an essential role in the design of the new-generation automotive internal

  8. Analysis of the Argonne distance tabletop exercise method.

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    Tanzman, E. A.; Nieves, L. A.; Decision and Information Sciences

    2008-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to summarize and evaluate the Argonne Distance Tabletop Exercise (DISTEX) method. DISTEX is intended to facilitate multi-organization, multi-objective tabletop emergency response exercises that permit players to participate from their own facility's incident command center. This report is based on experience during its first use during the FluNami 2007 exercise, which took place from September 19-October 17, 2007. FluNami 2007 exercised the response of local public health officials and hospitals to a hypothetical pandemic flu outbreak. The underlying purpose of the DISTEX method is to make tabletop exercising more effective and more convenient for playing organizations. It combines elements of traditional tabletop exercising, such as scenario discussions and scenario injects, with distance learning technologies. This distance-learning approach also allows playing organizations to include a broader range of staff in the exercise. An average of 81.25 persons participated in each weekly webcast session from all playing organizations combined. The DISTEX method required development of several components. The exercise objectives were based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Target Capabilities List. The ten playing organizations included four public health departments and six hospitals in the Chicago area. An extent-of-play agreement identified the objectives applicable to each organization. A scenario was developed to drive the exercise over its five-week life. Weekly problem-solving task sets were designed to address objectives that could not be addressed fully during webcast sessions, as well as to involve additional playing organization staff. Injects were developed to drive play between webcast sessions, and, in some cases, featured mock media stories based in part on player actions as identified from the problem-solving tasks. The weekly 90-minute webcast sessions were discussions among the playing organizations that were moderated by a highly-qualified public health physician, who reviewed key scenario developments and player actions, as well as solicited input from each playing organization. The exercise control structure included trusted agents who oversaw exercise planning, playing organization points of contact to ensure exercise coordination, and exercise controller/evaluators to initiate and oversee exercise play. A password-protected exercise website was designed for FluNami 2007 to serve as a compartmentalized central information source, and for transmitting exercise documents. During the course of FluNami 2007, feedback on its quality was collected from players and controller/evaluators. Player feedback was requested at the conclusion of each webcast, upon completion of each problem-solving task, and on October 17, 2007, after the final webcast session had ended. The overall average score given to FluNami 2008 by the responding players was 3.9 on a five-point scale. In addition, suggestions for improving the process were provided by Argonne controller/evaluators after the exercise concluded. A series of recommendations was developed based on feedback from the players and controller/evaluators. These included improvements to the exercise scope and objectives, the problem-solving tasks, the scenarios, exercise control, the webcast sessions, the exercise website, and the player feedback process.

  9. A Test of Tully-Fisher Distance Estimates Using Cepheids and Type Ia Supernovae

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    T. Shanks

    1999-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We update and extend the results of Shanks (1997, MNRAS, 290, L77) by making a direct test of Tully-Fisher distance estimates to thirteen spiral galaxies with HST Cepheid distances and to ten spiral galaxies with Type Ia supernova (SNIa) distances. The results show that the Tully-Fisher distance moduli are too short with respect to the Cepheid distances by 0.46+-0.11mag and too short with respect to the SNIa distances by 0.49+-0.18mag. Combining the HST Cepheid and the best SNIa data suggests that, overall, previous Tully-Fisher distances at v~1000 kms-1 were too short by 0.43+-0.09mag, a result which is significant at the 4.6 sigma level. These data therefore indicate that previous Tully-Fisher distances should be revised upwards by 22+-5% implying, for example, a Virgo distance of 19.0+-1.8Mpc. The value of Ho from Tully-Fisher estimates is correspondingly revised downwards from Ho=84+-10kms-1Mpc-1 to Ho=69+-8kms-1Mpc-1. There is evidence that the Tully-Fisher relation at large distances is affected by Malmquist bias. In this case, we argue that Ho<50kms-1Mpc-1 cannot be ruled out by Tully-Fisher considerations.

  10. SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Field Trip Name: __________________________ Trip Dates from:_________ to:_________

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    Rothman, Daniel

    , plant or insect allergies, medical conditions (heart trouble, breathing problems, diabetes, etc.) Do you

  11. Distance dependence of the phase signal in eddy current microscopy

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    Roll, Tino; Fischer, Ulrich; Schleberger, Marika

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Atomic force microscopy using a magnetic tip is a promising tool for investigating conductivity on the nano-scale. By the oscillating magnetic tip eddy currents are induced in the conducting parts of the sample which can be detected in the phase signal of the cantilever. However, the origin of the phase signal is still controversial because theoretical calculations using a monopole appoximation for taking the electromagnetic forces acting on the tip into account yield an effect which is too small by more than two orders of magnitude. In order to determine the origin of the signal we used especially prepared gold nano patterns embedded in a non-conducting polycarbonate matrix and measured the distance dependence of the phase signal. Our data clearly shows that the interacting forces are long ranged and therefore, are likely due to the electromagnetic interaction between the magnetic tip and the conducting parts of the surface. Due to the long range character of the interaction a change in conductivity of $\\Del...

  12. Instantaneous Action at a Distance in a Holistic Universe

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    B. G. Sidharth

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The early work of Lorentz, Abraham and others, evolved through the work of Fokker, Dirac and others to ultimately culminate in the Feynman- Wheeler direct action at a distance theory. However this theory has encountered certain conceptual difficulties like non-locality in time, self force of the electron, pre acceleration and the perfect absorption condition of Feynman and Wheeler, that is the instantaneous action of the remaining charges in the universe on the charge in question. More recently, Hoyle and Narlikar have resurrected this theory, but within the context of a Steady State or Quasi Steady State cosmology. They argue that the theory infact has a better standing than the generally accepted quantum theoretic description. In this article we consider a quantum theoretic description and a cosmology which parallels the Hoyle-Narlikar approach. This leads to a synthesis and justification of the Dirac and Feynman-Wheeler approaches, clarifying the conceptual problems in the process. We deduce a scenario with quantized space-time and a holistic cosmology, consistent with physical and astrophysical data. The non-locality is now seen to be meaningful within the minimum space-time intervals, as also the perfect absorption within the holistic description. Local realism, and the usual causal field theory are seen to have an underpinning of direct action. For example this is brought out by the virtual photons which mediate interactions in Quantum Electro Dynamics, and the emergence of the inverse square law in the above approach from a background Zero Point Field.

  13. Fast Transients at Cosmological Distances with the SKA

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    Macquart, J -P; Grainge, K; McQuinn, M; Fender, R P; Hessels, J; Deller, A; Bhat, R; Breton, R; Chatterjee, S; Law, C; Lorimer, D; Ofek, E O; Pietka, M; Spitler, L; Stappers, B; Trott, C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Impulsive radio bursts that are detectable across cosmological distances constitute extremely powerful probes of the ionized Inter-Galactic Medium (IGM), intergalactic magnetic fields, and the properties of space-time itself. Their dispersion measures (DMs) will enable us to detect the "missing" baryons in the low-redshift Universe and make the first measurements of the mean galaxy halo profile, a key parameter in models of galaxy formation and feedback. Impulsive bursts can be used as cosmic rulers at redshifts exceeding 2, and constrain the dark energy equation-of-state parameter, $w(z)$ at redshifts beyond those readily accessible by Type Ia SNe. Both of these goals are realisable with a sample of $\\sim 10^4$ fast radio bursts (FRBs) whose positions are localized to within one arcsecond, sufficient to obtain host galaxy redshifts via optical follow-up. It is also hypothesised that gravitational wave events may emit coherent emission at frequencies probed by SKA1-LOW, and the localization of such events at ...

  14. THE BOLOCAM GALACTIC PLANE SURVEY. VIII. A MID-INFRARED KINEMATIC DISTANCE DISCRIMINATION METHOD

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    Ellsworth-Bowers, Timothy P.; Glenn, Jason; Battersby, Cara; Ginsburg, Adam; Bally, John [CASA, University of Colorado, UCB 389, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Rosolowsky, Erik [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 (Canada); Mairs, Steven [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8P 1A1 (Canada); Evans, Neal J. II [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, 1 University Station C1400, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Shirley, Yancy L., E-mail: timothy.ellsworthbowers@colorado.edu [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new distance estimation method for dust-continuum-identified molecular cloud clumps. Recent (sub-)millimeter Galactic plane surveys have cataloged tens of thousands of these objects, plausible precursors to stellar clusters, but detailed study of their physical properties requires robust distance determinations. We derive Bayesian distance probability density functions (DPDFs) for 770 objects from the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey in the Galactic longitude range 7. Degree-Sign 5 {<=} l {<=} 65 Degree-Sign . The DPDF formalism is based on kinematic distances, and uses any number of external data sets to place prior distance probabilities to resolve the kinematic distance ambiguity (KDA) for objects in the inner Galaxy. We present here priors related to the mid-infrared absorption of dust in dense molecular regions and the distribution of molecular gas in the Galactic disk. By assuming a numerical model of Galactic mid-infrared emission and simple radiative transfer, we match the morphology of (sub-)millimeter thermal dust emission with mid-infrared absorption to compute a prior DPDF for distance discrimination. Selecting objects first from (sub-)millimeter source catalogs avoids a bias towards the darkest infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) and extends the range of heliocentric distance probed by mid-infrared extinction and includes lower-contrast sources. We derive well-constrained KDA resolutions for 618 molecular cloud clumps, with approximately 15% placed at or beyond the tangent distance. Objects with mid-infrared contrast sufficient to be cataloged as IRDCs are generally placed at the near kinematic distance. Distance comparisons with Galactic Ring Survey KDA resolutions yield a 92% agreement. A face-on view of the Milky Way using resolved distances reveals sections of the Sagittarius and Scutum-Centaurus Arms. This KDA-resolution method for large catalogs of sources through the combination of (sub-)millimeter and mid-infrared observations of molecular cloud clumps is generally applicable to other dust-continuum Galactic plane surveys.

  15. Impact of source terms on distances to which reactor accident consequences occur

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    Ostmeyer, R.M.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Estimates of the distances over which reactor accident consequences might occur are important for development of siting criteria and for emergency response planning. This paper summarizes the results of a series of CRAC2 calculations performed to estimate these distances. Because of the current controversy concerning the magnitude of source terms for severe accidents, the impact of source term reductions upon distance estimates is also examined.

  16. Single-photon frequency upconversion for long-distance quantum teleportation and communication

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    Albot?, Marius A., 1974-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Entanglement generation, single-photon detection, and frequency translation that preserves the polarization quantum state of the photons are essential technologies for long distance quantum communication protocols. This ...

  17. Air Quality Conformity Trip Generation

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    Handy, Susan L.

    standards #12;PROBLEM #12;http://www.epa.gov/airtrends/2008/graphics/Figure3.gif Progress! #12;http://www.epa.gov/air/criteria.html Health-based NAAQS #12;Source: http://www.arb.ca.gov/aqs/aaqs2.pdf State standards stricter than federal_graph.html #12;http://www.epa.gov/airtrends/2008/graphics/HighlightsNumber.gif Number of people living in non

  18. Club Sports Trip Request Form

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    Holland, Jeffrey

    : ____________________________________________________________________________ Vehicle Use: Type - 7 Van, 8 Van, Car, Bus [DRS will reserve University vehicles]; Private [requires proof of insurance]; Rental Vehicle Type # of Passengers Primary Driver/Vehicle Owner Back-Up Driver [choose from list above

  19. Trips in planning: January 2012

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    Wood, Robert

    on the night sky in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis. Enjoy a wide variety of activities, visit unique island and examine the luminous amber that washes ashore, remnants of pine forests that covered the land of Arctic fox and snowy owl, and possibly even the Northern Lights brightening the sky. Optional pre

  20. Entries from a trip home

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    Schaetzel, Ann

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cinema verite is distinguished from other genres by its refinement of means to make spontaneous revelations of character and situation. Because cinema verite can reveal extemporaneous behavior more easily and more acutely ...

  1. Volunteer Weekend The Next Trip

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    is a list of the many places of origin of our students: Angola Argentina Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Chile and Culture Q: Why are the teachers really strict with punctuality? A: First of all, the official ELI policy

  2. Abstract--The distance protection scheme without communication is often applied to the backup protection of EHV

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    Bak, Claus Leth

    protection of EHV cable lines. For a reliable operation of a ground distance relay, the ground loop impedance of the discontinuity and its effects on the ground distance relay protection have not been discussed in literature need to be protected by distance relays when the communication link is lost. In addition, distance

  3. Repression of miR-17-5p with elevated expression of E2F-1 and c-MYC in non-metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma and enhancement of cell growth upon reversing this expression pattern

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    El Tayebi, H.M.; Omar, K.; Hegy, S.; El Maghrabi, M.; El Brolosy, M. [The Molecular Pathology Research Group, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, German University in Cairo, Cairo (Egypt)] [The Molecular Pathology Research Group, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, German University in Cairo, Cairo (Egypt); Hosny, K.A. [Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo (Egypt)] [Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo (Egypt); Esmat, G. [Department of Endemic Medicine and Hepatology, Cairo University, Cairo (Egypt)] [Department of Endemic Medicine and Hepatology, Cairo University, Cairo (Egypt); Abdelaziz, A.I., E-mail: ahmed.abdel-aziz@guc.edu.eg [The Molecular Pathology Research Group, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, German University in Cairo, Cairo (Egypt)

    2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: The oncogenic miR-17-5p is downregulated in non-metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma patients. E2F-1 and c-MYC transcripts are upregulated in non-metastatic HCC patients. miR-17-5p forced overexpression inhibited E2F-1 and c-MYC expression in HuH-7 cells. miR-17-5p mimicking increased HuH-7 cell growth, proliferation, migration and colony formation. miR-17-5p is responsible for HCC progression among the c-MYC/E2F-1/miR-17-5p triad members. -- Abstract: E2F-1, c-MYC, and miR-17-5p is a triad of two regulatory loops: a negative and a positive loop, where c-MYC induces the expression of E2F-1 that induces the expression of miR-17-5p which in turn reverses the expression of E2F-1 to close the loop. In this study, we investigated this triad for the first time in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), where miR-17-5p showed a significant down-regulation in 23 non-metastatic HCC biopsies compared to 10 healthy tissues; however, E2F-1 and c-MYC transcripts were markedly elevated. Forced over-expression of miR-17-5p in HuH-7 cells resulted in enhanced cell proliferation, growth, migration and clonogenicity with concomitant inhibition of E2F-1 and c-MYC transcripts expressions, while antagomirs of miR-17-5p reversed these events. In conclusion, this study revealed a unique pattern of expression for miR-17-5p in non-metastatic HCC patients in contrast to metastatic HCC patients. In addition we show that miR-17-5p is the key player among the triad that tumor growth and spread.

  4. Distance-Engineered Plasmon-Enhanced Light Harvesting in CdSe Quantum Dots

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    Distance-Engineered Plasmon-Enhanced Light Harvesting in CdSe Quantum Dots Shengye Jin,,, Erica De) is essential for the development of efficient QD-based solar energy conversion systems. In this study, plasmon as a function of interparticle (QD to Ag NP) distance. Up to 24-fold plasmonic enhancement of fluorescence from

  5. Field experiments constraining the probability distribution of particle travel distances during

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    8509, Japan. E-mail: af.ghahramani@csiro.au Current affiliation: Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canberra ABSTRACT to asses if splash transport distances could be better explained by a heavy-tailed prob- ability travel distances are heavy-tailed. Copyright 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. KEYWORDS: rain splash

  6. An RFID Distance Bounding Gerhard P. Hancke and Markus G. Kuhn

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    Hancke, Gerhard

    range Used to link an item or person to a location An RFID Distance Bounding Protocol p. #12;Relay application layer security protocols An RFID Distance Bounding Protocol p. #12;Relay attack demonstration Proxy Token 14443 A/B test card circuit Signal processing with discrete components Duplex RF link Proxy

  7. A SOFTWARE TOOL FOR WEB-BASED DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEMS DESIGN

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    1 A SOFTWARE TOOL FOR WEB-BASED DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEMS DESIGN Dr. Kasim M. Al-Aubidy Computer an attempt to introduce a software tool for development of a web-based distance-learning course. The second's degree of understanding in each unit. It provides a powerful educational tool that can assist the learner

  8. High-Dimensional Pattern Recognition using Low-Dimensional Embedding and Earth Mover's Distance

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    Saito, Naoki

    include Laplacian eigenmaps [3, 4, 5], diffusion maps framework [6, 7, 8], and elongated K-means [9 and the elongated K-means algorithm [9] for automatic deter- mination of the data's intrinsic dimensionality's Distance, Hausdorff distance 1. Introduction Many problems in pattern recognition require comparison

  9. Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules and John R. Lombardi*

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    Lombardi, John R.

    Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules distances, have been extended to the transition metal dimers to test which one gives the most accurate fit's and Guggenheimer's for the transition metal dimers. Although Pauling's rule gives the best results, the remarkable

  10. On Required Distances to Absorb Metering Delays C. Gwiggner, S. Nagaoka

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    Gwiggner, Claus Peter

    On Required Distances to Absorb Metering Delays C. Gwiggner, S. Nagaoka Electronic Navigation Research Institute Chofu, Tokyo Abstract We analyze the distance that is required to absorb metering delays are a common phenomenon [1]. The reason is that uncertainty factors, including competition for punctual

  11. Using Distance Estimates in Heuristic Search Jordan T. Thayer and Wheeler Ruml

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    Ruml, Wheeler

    -distance-to-go estimate. Operators frequently have different costs and cost-to-go is not the same as search both the estimated cost-to-go, given by a heuristic evaluation function h, as well as the searchUsing Distance Estimates in Heuristic Search Jordan T. Thayer and Wheeler Ruml Department

  12. Foraging distances and forager population sizes of the desert termite Gnathamitermes tubiformans (Buckley) (Isoptera: Termitidae)

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    Narayanan, Anne Michelle

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was conducted through two experiments focusing on foraging distances and forager population sizes. The foraging distances experiment used circular grids in 5 m x 5 m plots to map the movement of marked G. tubiformans released from the center of the grid...

  13. AN INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG DISTANCE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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    Peng, Yun

    1 AN INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG DISTANCE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Hyunbo Cho will continue to grow. That trade depends on many intercontinental, long-distance, logistics partners. Those) ensure interoperability among logistics applications; (2) provide shipment visibility to all trading

  14. The Minimum Distance of Turbo-Like Codes Louay Bazzi, Mohammad Mahdian, Daniel A. Spielman

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    Spielman, Daniel A.

    1 The Minimum Distance of Turbo-Like Codes Louay Bazzi, Mohammad Mahdian, Daniel A. Spielman Abstract--Worst-case upper bounds are derived on the minimum distance of parallel concatenated Turbo codes that parallel-concatenated Turbo codes and repeat-convolute codes with sub-linear memory are asymptotically bad

  15. OPEN DISTANCE INTER-UNIVERSITY SYNERGIES BETWEEN EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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    Boyer, Edmond

    621 OPEN DISTANCE INTER-UNIVERSITY SYNERGIES BETWEEN EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (ODISEAME and Middle East) is a project related to the fifth sector of application of the EUMEDIS initiative (Euro AND GOALS OF THE PROJECT ODISEAME (Open Distance Inter-university Synergies between Europe, Africa

  16. HR 5907: Discovery of the most rapidly rotating magnetic B-type star by the MiMeS Collaboration

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    Grunhut, J H; Wade, G A; Townsend, R H D; Marcolino, W L F; Bohlender, D A; Szeifert, Th; Petit, V; Matthews, J M; Rowe, J F; Moffat, A F J; Kallinger, T; Kuschnig, R; Guenther, B D; Rucinski, S M; Sasselov, D; Weiss, W W

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the discovery and analysis of a very strong magnetic field in the rapidly rotating early B-type star HR 5907, based on observations obtained as part of the Magnetism in Massive Stars (MiMeS) project. We infer a rotation period of 0.508276 +0.000015/-0.000012 d from photometric and H{\\alpha} EW measurements, making this the shortest period, non-degenerate, magnetic massive star known to date. From the comparison of IUE UV and optical spectroscopy with LTE BRUCE/KYLIE models we find a solid-angle integrated, uniform black-body temperature of 17 000 \\pm 1000 K, a projected rotational velocity of 290 \\pm 10 km/s, an equatorial radius of 3.1 \\pm 0.2 R_sun, a stellar mass of 5.5 \\pm 0.5 M_sun, and an inclination angle of the rotation axis to our line-of-sight of 70 \\pm 10\\circ. Our measurements of the longitudinal magnetic field, which vary between -500 and -2000 G, phase coherently with the rotation period and imply a surface dipole field strength of \\sim15.7 kG. On the other hand, from fits to mean Leas...

  17. The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale XXV. A Recalibration of Cepheid Distances to Type Ia Supernovae and the Value of the Hubble Constant

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    Brad K. Gibson; Peter B. Stetson; Wendy L. Freedman; Jeremy R. Mould; Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr.; John P. Huchra; Shoko Sakai; John A. Graham; Caleb I. Fassett; Daniel D. Kelson; Laura Ferrarese; Shaun M. G. Hughes; Garth D. Illingworth; Lucas M. Macri; Barry F. Madore; Kim M. Sebo; Nancy A. Silbermann

    1999-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Cepheid-based distances to seven Type Ia supernovae (SNe)-host galaxies have been derived using the standard HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale pipeline. For the first time, this allows for a transparent comparison of data accumulated as part of three different HST projects, the Key Project, the Sandage et al. Type Ia SNe program, and the Tanvir et al. Leo I Group study. Re-analyzing the Tanvir et al. galaxy and six Sandage et al. galaxies we find a mean (weighted) offset in true distance moduli of 0.12+/-0.07 mag -- i.e., 6% in linear distance -- in the sense of reducing the distance scale, or increasing H0. Adopting the reddening-corrected Hubble relations of Suntzeff et al. (1999), tied to a zero point based upon SNe~1990N, 1981B, 1998bu, 1989B, 1972E and 1960F and the photometric calibration of Hill et al. (1998), leads to a Hubble constant of H0=68+/-2(random)+/-5(systematic) km/s/Mpc. Adopting the Kennicutt et al. (1998) Cepheid period-luminosity-metallicity dependency decreases the inferred H0 by 4%. The H0 result from Type Ia SNe is now in good agreement, to within their respective uncertainties, with that from the Tully-Fisher and surface brightness fluctuation relations.

  18. An Approximate Analytical Algorithm for Evaluating the Distances in a Dark Energy Dominated Universe

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    T. Wickramasinghe

    2007-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The most recent cosmological observations indicate that the present universe is flat and vacuum dominated. In such a universe, the distance measurements are always difficult and involve numerical computations. In this paper, it is shown that the most fundamental distance measurement of cosmology, the luminosity distance, for such a universe can be obtained in an approximate analytical way with very small errors of less than 0.02% up to %z = 5$ for any value of vacuum energy. The analytical calculation is shown to be exceedingly efficient, as compared to the traditional numerical methods.

  19. Preliminary Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters By NuMI/MINOS and Calibration Studies for Improving this Measurement

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    Symes, Philip Andrew

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explains the origins of neutrinos and their interactions, and the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations. Experiments for measuring neutrino oscillations are mentioned and the experiment investigated in this thesis, the ''Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search'', and its neutrino beam, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's ''Neutrinos At The Main Injector'', are described. MINOS is a long baseline (735 km) neutrino oscillation experiment with a near and a far detector, intended to make precision measurements of the atmospheric sector neutrino oscillation parameters. A measurement is made of the ''atmospheric'' neutrino oscillation parameters, {Delta}m{sub 23}{sup 2} and sin {sup 2}(2{theta}{sub 23}), using neutrinos from the NuMI beam. The results of this analysis are compared to measurements at MINOS using neutrinos from the atmosphere and with other experiments. A more detailed method of beam neutrino analysis is discussed, and the extra calibrations needed to perform that analysis properly are described, with special attention paid to two aspects of the calibration, which comprise the bulk of work for this thesis. The light injection calibration system uses LEDs to illuminate the detector readout and provides a normalization of the stability of the detector over time. The hardware and different modi operandi of the system are described. There is a description of installation and commissioning of the system at one of the MINOS detectors. The response normalization of each detector with cosmic ray muons is described. Special attention is paid to the explanation of necessary corrections that must be made to the muon sample in order for the sample to be used to calibrate each detector to the specified accuracy. The performance of the calibration is shown.

  20. Approach to Recover Hydrocarbons from Currently Off-Limit Areas of the Antrim Formation, MI Using Low-Impact Technologies

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    James Wood; William Quinlan

    2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this project was to develop and execute a novel drilling and completion program in the Antrim Shale near the western shoreline of Northern Michigan. The target was the gas in the Lower Antrim Formation (Upper Devonian). Another goal was to see if drilling permits could be obtained from the Michigan DNR that would allow exploitation of reserves currently off-limits to exploration. This project met both of these goals: the DNR (Michigan Department of Natural Resources) issued permits that allow drilling the shallow subsurface for exploration and production. This project obtained drilling permits for the original demonstration well AG-A-MING 4-12 HD (API: 21-009-58153-0000) and AG-A-MING 4-12 HD1 (API: 21-009-58153-0100) as well as for similar Antrim wells in Benzie County, MI, the Colfax 3-28 HD and nearby Colfax 2-28 HD which were substituted for the AG-A-MING well. This project also developed successful techniques and strategies for producing the shallow gas. In addition to the project demonstration well over 20 wells have been drilled to date into the shallow Antrim as a result of this project's findings. Further, fracture stimulation has proven to be a vital step in improving the deliverability of wells to deem them commercial. Our initial plan was very simple; the 'J-well' design. We proposed to drill a vertical or slant well 30.48 meters (100 feet) below the glacial drift, set required casing, then angle back up to tap the resource lying between the base to the drift and the conventional vertical well. The 'J'-well design was tested at Mancelona Township in Antrim County in February of 2007 with the St. Mancelona 2-12 HD 3.

  1. Real-Time Camera Tracking and 3D Reconstruction Using Signed Distance Functions

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    Lunds Universitet

    show that by representing the geometry with a signed distance function (SDF), the camera pose can be efficiently estimated by directly minimizing the error of the depth images on the SDF. As the SDF contains

  2. Development of a culturally appropriate process for assessing distance learning readiness in Latin America

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    Villalobos Peñ alosa, Patricia

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument for assessing distance learning readiness of institutions in Latin America for international projects of food and agriculture with higher education institutions in the ...

  3. Accident causation study on roadways with limited sight distance crest vertical curves

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    Stoddard, Angela May

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reflect the driver and vehicle population currently on the transportation network. An accident causation study was conducted to determine if roadways with limited stopping sight distance present a safety hazard for the transportation network. Rural two...

  4. Review of War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime

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    Jackson, Noel B.

    Mary Favrets War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime is a brilliant, beautifully written book on the experience of war in British Romantic writing. Offering intricate close readings of Cowper, ...

  5. Distance and Temperature Effects on Pika Forage Manti -La Sal National Forest, Moab District

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    slightly further away (Roach et al. 2001, Huntley et al. 1986). Naturalists as far back as 1917 have noted) abundance changes with distance from talus (e.g. Roach et al. 2001, Smith and Weston 1990, Huntley et al

  6. Efficient and private distance approximation in the communication and streaming models

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    Woodruff, David Paul, 1980-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis studies distance approximation in two closely related models - the streaming model and the two-party communication model. In the streaming model, a massive data stream is presented in an arbitrary order to a ...

  7. A longitudinal study of the distance that young people walk to school

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    Chilln, P.; Panter, J.; Corder, K.; Jones, A. P.; Van Sluijs, E. M. F.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -2003: burning petrol or carbohydrates? Preventive Medicine 46, 60-62. Van Dyck, D., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Cardon, G., Deforche, B., 2010. Criterion distances and correlates of active transportation to school in Belgian older adolescents. International...

  8. Measuring Type Ia Supernova Distances and Redshifts From Their Multi-band Light Curves

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    Kim, Alex G.; Miquel, Ramon

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    curve, http://supernovae.in2p3.fr/ ? guy/salt/index.htmlfor large numbers of supernovae; so many that it would becosmology:distance scale, supernovae:general Introduction

  9. Detailed spectroscopic analysis of SN 1987A: The distance to the LMC using the SEAM method

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    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    D. & Branch, D. 1990, in Supernovae, ed. J. C. Wheeler & T.of determining distances to supernovae. We ?nd that thealso suggest that Type IIP supernovae will be most useful as

  10. Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images

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    Davies, Jim

    sterling@sterlingsomers .com Jonathan Gagné Dept. Systems Design Engineering University of Waterloo 200Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images Sterling Somers

  11. Reuse Distance Based Circuit Replacement in Silicon Photonic Interconnection Networks for HPC

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    Bergman, Keren

    -scale distance, can help to further scale data-movement capabilities in high performance computing (HPC demands within high performance computing (HPC) systems. Silicon photonic (SiP) interconnects [1-3], which

  12. Teaching the History of Cartography: A Case for the Marriage of Special Collections and Distance Learning

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    Kovarsky, Joel

    2006-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Coordinates Series B, No. 7 Teaching the History of Cartography: A Case for the Marriage of Special Collections and Distance Learning Persistent URL for citation: http://purl.oclc.org/ coordinates/b7.pdf Date of Publication: 09... situations, employing both synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous technologies. Keywords: history, cartography, teaching, education, special collections, maps, atlases, charts, distance learning, blended learning, web based learning, synchronous classes...

  13. A 3-dimensional analysis of sight distance on interchange ramps and connectors

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    Sanchez, Eddie

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 3-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF SIGHT DISTANCE ON INTERCHANGE RAMPS AND CONNECTORS A Thesis by EDDIE SANCHEZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfdlment of the requiretnents for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1992 Major Subject: Civil Engineering A 3-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF SIGHT DISTANCE ON INTERCHANGE RAMPS AND CONNECTORS A Thesis by EDDIE SANCHEZ Approved as to style and content by: Raymond A. Krammes (Chair of Committee) N ' n J...

  14. The Extragalactic Distance Scale Key Project VIII. The Discovery of Cepheids and a New Distance to NGC 3621 Using the Hubble Space Telescope

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    Daya M. Rawson; Lucas M. Macri; Jeremy R. Mould; John P. Huchra; Wendy L. Freedman; Robert C. Kennicutt; Laura Ferrarese; Holland C. Ford; John A. Graham; Paul Harding; Mingsheng Han; Robert J. Hill; John G. Hoessel; Shaun M. G. Hughes; Garth D. Illingworth; Barry F. Madore; Randy L. Phelps; Abhijit Saha; Shoko Sakai; Nancy A. Silbermann; Peter B. Stetson

    1997-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the discovery of Cepheids in the field spiral galaxy NGC 3621, based on observations made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). NGC 3621 is one of 18 galaxies observed as a part of The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale, which aims to measure the Hubble constant to 10% accuracy. Sixty-nine Cepheids with periods in the range 9--60 days were observed over 12 epochs using the F555W filter, and 4 epochs using the F814W filter. The HST F555W and F814W data were transformed to the Johnson V and Kron-Cousins I magnitude systems, respectively. Photometry was performed using two independent packages, DAOPHOT II/ALLFRAME and DoPHOT. Period-luminosity relations in the V and I bands were constructed using 36 fairly isolated Cepheids present in our set of 69 variables. Extinction-corrected distance moduli relative to the LMC of 10.63 +/- 0.07 mag and 10.56 +/- 0.10 mag were obtained using the ALLFRAME and DoPHOT data, respectively. True distance moduli of 29.13 +/- 0.18 mag and 29.06 +/- 0.18 mag, corresponding to distances of 6.3 Mpc and 6.1 Mpc, were obtained by assuming values of 18.50 +/- 0.10 mag for the distance modulus of the LMC and E(V-I) = 0.13 mag for the reddening of the LMC.

  15. A Precise Distance Indicator: Type Ia Supernova Multicolor Light Curve Shapes

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    Adam Riess; William Press; Robert Kirshner

    1996-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an empirical method that uses multicolor light curve shapes (MLCS) to estimate the luminosity, distance, and total line-of-sight extinction of Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia). The empirical correlation between the MLCS and the luminosity is derived from a ``training set'' of nine SN Ia light curves with independent distance and reddening estimates. We find that intrinsically dim SN Ia are redder and have faster light curves than the bright ones which are slow and blue. By thirty-five days after maximum the intrinsic color variations become negligable. A formal treatment of extinction employing Bayes' theorem is used to estimate the best value and its uncertainty. Applying MLCS to both light curves and to color curves provides enough information to determine which supernovae are dim because they are distant, which are intrinsically dim, and which are dim because of extinction by dust. The precision of the MLCS distances is examined by constructing a Hubble diagram with an independent set of twenty SN Ia's. The dispersion of 0.12 mag indicates a typical distance accuracy of 5 % for a single object, and the intercept yields a Hubble constant on the Cepheid distance scale (Sandage et al 1994, 1996) of H_0=65 \\pm 3 (statistical) km/s/Mpc ( \\pm 6 total error). The slope of 0.2010 pm 0.0035 mag over the distance interval 32.2 < mu < 38.3 yields the most precise confirmation of the linearity of the Hubble law.

  16. Holocene lahars and their byproducts along the historical path of the White River between Mount Rainier and Seattle: Geological Society of America Field Trip

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    Brown, T A; Zehfuss, P H; Atwater, B F; Vallance, J W; Brenniman, H

    2003-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Clay-poor lahars of late Holocene age from Mount Rainier change down the White River drainage into lahar-derived fluvial and deltaic deposits that filled an arm of Puget Sound between the sites of Auburn and Seattle, 110-150 km downvalley from the volcano's summit. Lahars in the debris-flow phase left cobbly and bouldery deposits on the walls of valleys within 70 km of the summit. At distances of 80-110 km, transitional (hyperconcentrated) flows deposited pebbles and sand that coat terraces in a gorge incised into glacial drift and the mid-Holocene Osceola Mudflow. On the broad, level floor of the Kent valley at 110-130 km, lahars in the runout or streamflow phase deposited mostly sand-size particles that locally include the trunks of trees probably entrained by the flows. Beyond 130 km, in the Duwamish valley of Tukwila and Seattle, laminated andesitic sand derived from Mount Rainier built a delta northward across the Seattle fault. This distal facies, warped during an earthquake in A.D. 900-930, rests on estuarine mud at depths as great as 20 m. The deltaic filling occurred in episodes that appear to overlap in time with the lahars. As judged from radiocarbon ages of twigs and logs, at least three episodes of distal deposition postdate the Osceola Mudflow. One of these episodes occurred about 2200-2800 cal yr B.P., and two others occurred 1700-1000 cal yr B.P. The most recent episode ended by about the time of the earthquake of A.D. 900-930. The delta's northward march to Seattle averaged between 6 and 14 m/yr in the late Holocene.

  17. Exploring multi-layer flow network of international trade based on flow distances

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    Shen, Bin; Zheng, Qiuhua

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the approach of flow distances, the international trade flow system is studied from the perspective of multi-layer flow network. A model of multi-layer flow network is proposed for modelling and analyzing multiple types of flows in flow systems. Then, flow distances are introduced, and symmetric minimum flow distance is presented. Subsequently, we discuss the establishment of the multi-layer flow networks of international trade from two coupled viewpoints, i.e., the viewpoint of commodity flow and that of money flow. Thus, the multi-layer flow networks of international trade is explored. First, trading "trophic levels" are adopted to depict positions that economies occupied in the flow network. We find that the distributions of trading "trophic levels" have the similar clustering pattern for different types of commodity, and there are some regularities between money flow network and commodity flow network. Second, we find that active and competitive countries trade a wide spectrum of products, while ...

  18. Relevant distance between two different instances of the same potential energy in protein folding

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    Jose Luis Alonso; Pablo Echenique

    2005-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of complex systems and, particularly, of protein folding, a physically meaningful distance is defined which allows to make useful statistical statements about the way in which energy differences are modified when two different instances of the same potential-energy function are used. When the two instances arise from the fact that different algorithms or different approximations are used, the distance herein defined may be used to evaluate the relative accuracy of the two methods. When the difference is due to a change in the free parameters of which the potential depends on, the distance can be used to quantify, in each region of parameter space, the robustness of the modeling to such a change and this, in turn, may be used to assess the significance of a parameters' fit. Both cases are illustrated with a practical example: the study of the Poisson-based solvation energy in the Trp-Cage protein (PDB code 1L2Y).

  19. Distance matters: the impact of gene proximity in bacterial gene regulation

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    Otto Pulkkinen; Ralf Metzler

    2013-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Following recent discoveries of colocalization of downstream-regulating genes in living cells, the impact of the spatial distance between such genes on the kinetics of gene product formation is increasingly recognized. We here show from analytical and numerical analysis that the distance between a transcription factor (TF) gene and its target gene drastically affects the speed and reliability of transcriptional regulation in bacterial cells. For an explicit model system we develop a general theory for the interactions between a TF and a transcription unit. The observed variations in regulation efficiency are linked to the magnitude of the variation of the TF concentration peaks as a function of the binding site distance from the signal source. Our results support the role of rapid binding site search for gene colocalization and emphasize the role of local concentration differences.

  20. The Globular Cluster Luminosity Function: New Progress in Understanding an Old Distance Indicator

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    Tom Richtler

    2003-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    I review the Globular Cluster Luminosity Function (GCLF) with emphasis on recent observational data and theoretical progress. As is well known, the turn-over magnitude (TOM) is a good distance indicator for early-type galaxies within the limits set by data quality and sufficient number of objects. A comparison with distances derived from surface brightness fluctuations with the available TOMs in the V-band reveals, however, many discrepant cases. These cases often violate the condition that the TOM should only be used as a distance indicator in old globular cluster systems. The existence of intermediate age-populations in early-type galaxies likely is the cause of many of these discrepancies. The connection between the luminosity functions of young and old cluster systems is discussed on the basis of modelling the dynamical evolution of cluster systems. Finally, I briefly present the current ideas of why such a universal structure as the GCLF exists.

  1. Place Last Name First Name Gender Age Category Swim Lengths Swim Distance Bike Distance Run Distance Overall Distance 1 Happe Andy M 18-24 91.00 lengths 1.379 miles 16.200 miles 4.360 miles 21.939 miles

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Distance Overall Distance 1 Happe Andy M 18-24 91.00 lengths 1.379 miles 16.200 miles 4.360 miles 21.939 miles 2 Blazek Joseph M 18-24 72.00 lengths 1.091 miles 15.500 miles 3.760 miles 20.351 miles 3 Neuharth Jarrod M 18-24 48.00 lengths 0.727 miles 15.700 miles 3.150 miles 19.577 miles 4 Johnson Gabriel M 18

  2. Place Last Name First Name Gender Age Category Swim Lengths Swim Distance Bike Distance Run Distance Overall Distance 1 Guenter Jim M 40-49 92.00 lengths 1.394 miles 17.300 miles 4.360 miles 23.054 miles

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Distance Overall Distance 1 Guenter Jim M 40-49 92.00 lengths 1.394 miles 17.300 miles 4.360 miles 23 M 18-24 91.00 lengths 1.379 miles 16.200 miles 4.360 miles 21.939 miles 4 Gabrielsen Susanne F 25.00 lengths 0.894 miles 16.700 miles 3.770 miles 21.364 miles 6 Porter Paul M 50+ 53.00 lengths 0.803 miles 16

  3. Combined distance-of-flight and time-of-flight mass spectrometer

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    Enke, Christie G; Ray, Steven J; Graham, Alexander W; Hieftje, Gary M; Barinaga, Charles J; Koppenaal, David W

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A combined distance-of-flight mass spectrometry (DOFMS) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) instrument includes an ion source configured to produce ions having varying mass-to-charge ratios, a first detector configured to determine when each of the ions travels a predetermined distance, a second detector configured to determine how far each of the ions travels in a predetermined time, and a detector extraction region operable to direct portions of the ions either to the first detector or to the second detector.

  4. Maps preserving the joint numerical radius distance of operators Chi-Kwong Li

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    Li, Chi-Kwong

    Maps preserving the joint numerical radius distance of operators Chi-Kwong Li and Edward Poon Dedicated to Professor David Lutzer on the occasion of his retirement. Abstract Denote the joint numerical radius of an m-tuple of bounded operators A = (A1, . . . , Am) by w(A). We give a complete description

  5. COMPRESSIVE VIDEO CLASSIFICATION IN A LOW-DIMENSIONAL MANIFOLD WITH LEARNED DISTANCE METRIC

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    Tsakalides, Panagiotis

    COMPRESSIVE VIDEO CLASSIFICATION IN A LOW-DIMENSIONAL MANIFOLD WITH LEARNED DISTANCE METRIC George Tzagkarakis1 , Grigorios Tsagkatakis2 , Jean-Luc Starck1 and Panagiotis Tsakalides2 1 Commissariat `a l'´Energie of video classification based on a set of com- pressed features, without the need of accessing the original

  6. Secure Computation of Functionalities based on Hamming Distance and its Application to Computing Document Similarity

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    Pinkas, Benny

    Secure Computation of Functionalities based on Hamming Distance and its Application to Computing, Israel. Abstract This paper examines secure two-party computation of functions which depend only these functions. In particular, we present protocols which are secure in the sense of full simulatability against

  7. Haptic Rendering of Parametric Surfaces Using a Feedback Stabilized Extremal Distance Tracking Algorithm

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    Gillespie, Brent

    Haptic Rendering of Parametric Surfaces Using a Feedback Stabilized Extremal Distance Tracking rendering. 1. Introduction Haptic rendering is the process by which virtual objects are made apparent to be felt and at the same time made available to be manipulated by a human user. Haptic render- ing requires

  8. Haptic Rendering of Parametric Surfaces Using a Feedback Stabilized Extremal Distance Tracking Algorithm

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    Gillespie, Brent

    1 Haptic Rendering of Parametric Surfaces Using a Feedback Stabilized Extremal Distance Tracking representation of haptic rendering. Haptic rendering is the process by which virtual objects are made apparent to be felt and at the same time made available to be manipulated by a human user. Haptic rendering requires

  9. Title Gated Communities, Homogeneity and Social Distance in Las Vegas and Phoenix.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and age. The authors apply an index of local social distance, based on multivariate factor analysis spaces compared to the surrounding neighborhoods. The research contributes to a well established line significant level of dissimilarity between two contiguous census areas. Based on the analysis of discontinuity

  10. Energy Displays and Environmental Behavior: The Role of Social Values and Psychological Distance of Climate Change

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    McAuley, Derek

    1 Energy Displays and Environmental Behavior: The Role of Social Values and Psychological Distance environmental behavior and the utility of energy displays. The British government, through energy companies established baseline scores of values. Subsequently, participants were asked to report their home energy use

  11. Fast Approximations for Sums of Distances, Clustering and the Fermat-Weber Problem 1

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    Bose, Prosenjit

    Fast Approximations for Sums of Distances, Clustering and the Fermat-Weber Problem 1 Prosenjit Bose Fermat-Weber problem in any #12;xed dimension. 1 Introduction Let S = fp 1 ; : : : ; p n g be a set roots that can be irrational numbers [1]. A famous problem related to the function w is the Fermat-Weber

  12. Fast Approximations for Sums of Distances, Clustering and the Fermat-Weber Problem 1

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    Morin, Pat

    Fast Approximations for Sums of Distances, Clustering and the Fermat-Weber Problem 1 Prosenjit Bose) time deterministic and O(n) time randomized #15;-approximation algorithm for the so called Fermat-Weber numbers [1]. A famous problem related to the function w is the Fermat-Weber problem [4] which asks

  13. Fast Approximations for Sums of Distances, Clustering and the Fermat-Weber Problem y

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    Bose, Prosenjit

    Fast Approximations for Sums of Distances, Clustering and the Fermat-Weber Problem y Prosenjit Bose algorithm for the so called Fermat-Weber problem in any #12;xed dimension. 1 Introduction Let S = fp 1 be irrational numbers [1]. A famous problem related to the function w is the Fermat-Weber problem [4] which asks

  14. A Modified K-Means Clustering with a Density-Sensitive Distance Metric

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    Bo, Liefeng

    A Modified K-Means Clustering with a Density-Sensitive Distance Metric Ling Wang, Liefeng Bo {wliiip, blf0218}@163.com, lchjiao@mail.xidian.edu.cn Abstract. The K-Means clustering is by far the most characteristic of data clus- tering. By using this dissimilarity measure, a density-sensitive K-Means clustering

  15. Top-N Query: Query Language, Distance Function and Processing Strategies

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    Meng, Weiyi

    Top-N Query: Query Language, Distance Function and Processing Strategies Yuxi Chen, Weiyi Meng@cs.binghamton.edu Abstract. The top-N query problem is to find the N results that satisfy the query condition the best and products are sold on the Internet. This paper addresses three important issues related to the top-N query

  16. in response to touch, oscillations in plants, and long-distance signal transmission in trees.

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    in response to touch, oscillations in plants, and long- distance signal transmission in trees. Some- robiology paradigm to understanding plant physi- ology and plant biology in general? The editors and many of the authors clearly believe that this paradigm will allow us to look at plants in a new manner and, in some

  17. Energetically Optimal Travel across Terrain: Visualizations and a New Metric of Geographic Distance with Archaeological Applications

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    Wood, Zoë J.

    Energetically Optimal Travel across Terrain: Visualizations and a New Metric of Geographic Distance the energetically least cost path is shown in blue. This visualization shows how least cost paths often follow propose new methods for terrain visualization and analysis based on measuring paths of least caloric

  18. Distributional properties of Euclidean distances in wireless networks involving road systems

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    Schmidt, Volker

    1 Distributional properties of Euclidean distances in wireless networks involving road systems of large wireless networks. The network geometry is modelled by random geometric graphs, and the locations are closely related with the interference geometry and, consequently, the performance of wireless networks

  19. Yet Another Secure Distance-Bounding Protocol Ventzislav Nikov and Marc Vauclair

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    have been proposed by Brands and Chaum in 1993 in order to detect relay attacks, also known as mafia to the prover are relaxed. Keywords: Distance-Bounding protocols, Relay Attacks, Mafia-Fraud. 1 Introduction-trusted environment. Many practical situations motivate this model, e.g. RFID, content protection systems (digi- tal

  20. MENTOR: An Emotional Tutoring Model for Distance MENTOR's Application in the Field of Didactics of Informatics

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    Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

    MENTOR: An Emotional Tutoring Model for Distance Learning MENTOR's Application in the Field is to present the MENTOR (Modelling EmotioNal TutORing) which is an emotional learning model that uses in this way an affective learning path. MENTOR constitutes of three main components, the Emotional Component

  1. The simplest method to measure the geocentric lunar distance: a case of citizen science

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    Zuluaga, Jorge I; Ferrin, Ignacio

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of measuring the geocentric lunar distance using what we propose is the simplest method to achieve a precise result. Although lunar distance has been systematically measured to a precision of few millimeters using powerful lasers and retroreflectors installed on the moon by the Apollo missions, the method devised and applied here can be readily used by nonscientist citizens (e.g. amateur astronomers or students) and it requires only a good digital camera. After launching a citizen science project called the Aristarchus Campaign, intended to involve astronomy enthusiasts in scientific measurement of the Lunar Eclipse of 15 April 2014, we compiled and measured a series of pictures obtained by one of us (J.C. Figueroa). These measurements allowed us to estimate the lunar distance to a precision of 3%. We describe here how to perform the measurements and the method to calculate from them the geocentric lunar distance using only the pictures time stamps and a precise measurement of the insta...

  2. Reducing the Plagiarism Detection Search Space on the Basis of the Kullback-Leibler Distance

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    Rosso, Paolo

    Reducing the Plagiarism Detection Search Space on the Basis of the Kullback-Leibler Distance, jbenedi}@dsic.upv.es http://www.dsic.upv.es/grupos/nle/ Abstract. Automatic plagiarism detection the plagiarised fragments to their potential source. Publications on this task often assume that the search space

  3. Ionization distances of Rydberg atoms approaching solid surfaces in the presence of weak electric fields

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    Nedeljkovic, N.N.; Nedeljkovic, Lj.D. [Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O. Box 368, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

    2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The ionization distances R{sub c}{sup I} of slow hydrogenlike Rydberg atoms approaching solid surfaces in the presence of a weak external electric field are calculated. The ionization is treated as resonant electron tunneling in the very vicinity of the top of the potential barrier, created between the ionic core and polarized solid. We obtain both the complex energies and the ionization distances by solving the energy eigenvalue problem under the outgoing wave boundary condition towards the solid. The eigenvalue problem is studied in parabolic coordinates within the framework of an etalon equation method adapted to include the confluence of turning points. It is demonstrated that in a critical region R{approx_equal}R{sub c}{sup I}>>1 a.u. of ion-surface distances R, parabolic quantum numbers n{sub 1}, n{sub 2}, and m can serve as approximate, but 'sufficiently good' quantum numbers, at least for lower n{sub 1} values. The method offers asymptotically exact analytical expressions for the ionization rates and energies, which follow the theoretical predictions of the complex scaling method (CSM). It is also found that the resulting ionization distances R{sub c}{sup I} are in very good agreement with the results of CSM. The implications of using obtained results in analyzing the recent xenon experimental data for R{sub c}{sup I} are briefly discussed.

  4. Distance Dependence of Electron Transfer in DNA: The Role of the Reorganization Energy and Free Energy

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    Distance Dependence of Electron Transfer in DNA: The Role of the Reorganization Energy and Free of the solvent reorganization energy and free energy in the heterogeneous DNA environment. DNA is modeled represents water. Model calculations show the importance of including the reorganization energy and the free

  5. Development of a culturally appropriate process for assessing distance learning readiness in Latin America

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    Villalobos Pealosa, Patricia

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ..................................................................................... 68 Instrument .................................................................... 69 E-mail Interviews......................................................... 69 Peer Debriefing... on different assessment tools used in various universities in the U.S., and delivered via e- mail. Findings of the project showed the need for adjustments to the distance education program. When the first group of researchers received the training at Texas A...

  6. University of California Irvine Distance Learning Center Page 1 of 13

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    Rose, Michael R.

    the students to practice what they are learning. Finally, no course would be complete without a method or practice what they are learning A means of evaluating how well students achieved learning objectives limitations, but with good course design and effective use of the distance learning course platform

  7. Short-distance dispersal behavior and establishment of the parasitoid Gonatocerus ashmeadi (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in Tahiti

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) J.N. Petit a,*, M.S. Hoddle b , J. Grandgirard a , G.K. Roderick c , N Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). The short-distance dispersal of G. ashmeadi (Germar) [formerly Homalodisca coagulata (Say) (Takiya et al., 2006)] (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) is a seri

  8. Distance Dependence of Plasmon-Enhanced Photocurrent in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Distance Dependence of Plasmon-Enhanced Photocurrent in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Stacey D Sheridan Road, EVanston, Illinois, 60208-3113 Received March 25, 2009; E-mail: j-hupp@northwestern.edu Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) represent one of the most promising emerging technologies for light

  9. The Geometric Distance and Proper Motion of the Triangulum Galaxy (M33)

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    the gravitational potential of the Local Group of galaxies (5) is that usually only radial velocities are known from the Doppler effect and statistical approaches have to be used (6, 7). The proper motions of some nearby with the most recent Cepheid distance mea surement. M33 is moving with a velocity of 190 59 km s -1 relative

  10. The Geometric Distance and Proper Motion of the Triangulum Galaxy (M33)

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    the gravitational potential of the Local Group of galaxies (5) is that usually only radial velocities are known from the Doppler effect and statistical approaches have to be used (6,7). The proper motions of some nearby with the most recent Cepheid distance mea- surement. M33 is moving with a velocity of 190 59 km s-1 relative

  11. Single-molecule enzymology of RNA: Essential functional groups impact catalysis from a distance

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    Walter, Nils G.

    Single-molecule enzymology of RNA: Essential functional groups impact catalysis from a distance the site of catalysis have on the individual rate constants. We find that all ribozyme variants show rate constants. This leads to heterogeneous cleavage activity as com- monly observed for RNA enzymes

  12. A conjecture of Biggs concerning the resistance of a distance-regular graph

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    Markowsky, Greg

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Previously, Biggs has conjectured that the resistance between any two points on a distance-regular graph of valency greater than 2 is bounded by twice the resistance between adjacent points. We prove this conjecture, give the sharp constant for the inequality, and display the graphs for which the conjecture most nearly fails. Some necessary background material is included, as well as some consequences.

  13. Altitude: (single value) O MSL O AGL Distance: and/or Radial (bearing): from

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    Intersection O ATC Fac O NAVAID CONFLICTS Estimated miss distance in feet: horiz vert Was evasive action taken Days hrs Time in Type hrs CERTIFICATES & RATINGS O Student O Sport/Rec O Private O Commercial O ATP o ____________ LOCAL TIME (24 hr. clock) _________________ DO NOT REPORT AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES

  14. I-Space: The Effects of Emotional Valence and Source of Music on Interpersonal Distance

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    I-Space: The Effects of Emotional Valence and Source of Music on Interpersonal Distance Ana personal space, that is, the emotionally-tinged zone around the human body that people feel is ``their space''. We evaluated the effects of emotional valence (positive versus negative) and source (external

  15. Exploring Video Streaming in Public Settings: Shared Geocaching Over Distance Using Mobile Video Chat

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Exploring Video Streaming in Public Settings: Shared Geocaching Over Distance Using Mobile Video Mountain View, CA, USA tkjudge@google.com ABSTRACT Our research explores the use of mobile video chat are doing the same activity together at the same time. We prototyped a wearable video chat experience

  16. Of Mice and Men: Algorithms for Evolutionary Distances Between Genomes with Translocation

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    Ravi, R.

    Chapter 66 Of Mice and Men: Algorithms for Evolutionary Distances Between Genomes is combinatorial algorithms for genome rear- rangement. In the course of its evolution, the genome of an organism is to determine the minimum number of such events that transform one genome to another. This number is called

  17. The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non-trivial genomes cannot be approximated

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    Boyer, Edmond

    The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non-trivial genomes cannot be approximated Guillaume Blin1 - France guillaume.fertin@univ-nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con- sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one-to-one correspon- dence (i.e., a matching) between

  18. Approximating the True Evolutionary Distance Between Two Genomes Krister M. Swenson

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    Moret, Bernard

    Approximating the True Evolutionary Distance Between Two Genomes Krister M. Swenson Mark Marron Joel V. Earnest-DeYoung Bernard M.E. Moret Abstract As more and more genomes are sequenced, evolutionary bi- ologists are becoming increasingly interested in evolution at the level of whole genomes

  19. Scaffold Filling Under the Breakpoint Distance Haitao Jiang1,2

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    Zhu, Binhai

    of genome sequencing without completing the sequence of the whole genomes, Mu~noz et al. recently studied the problem of filling an incomplete multichromosomal genome (or scaffold) I with respect to a complete target genome G such that the resulting genomic distance between I and G is minimized, where I

  20. The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for Non-trivial Genomes Cannot Be Approximated

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    Blin, Guillaume

    The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for Non-trivial Genomes Cannot Be Approximated Guillaume Blin1 - France guillaume.fertin@univ-nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con- sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one-to-one correspon- dence (i.e., a matching) between

  1. Operationalization of Learning Scenarios on Open and Distance Learning platforms: the case of the Moodle Platform

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    Laforcade, Pierre

    Operationalization of Learning Scenarios on Open and Distance Learning platforms: the case of the Moodle Platform Aymen Abedmouleh, Lahcen Oubahssi, Pierre Laforcade and Christophe Choquet Universit du of scenarios on learning platforms. We propose an approach based on the explicitation and the formalization

  2. OPEN DISTANCE INTER-UNIVERSITY SYNERGIES BETWEEN EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    621 OPEN DISTANCE INTER-UNIVERSITY SYNERGIES BETWEEN EUROPE, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (ODISEAME-university Synergies between Europe, Africa and Middle East) is a project related to the fifth sector of application and the Middle East (ODISEAME). Sixth International Conference on Computer Based Learning in Science, CBLIS 2003

  3. Design and construction of the Cornell Ranger, a world record distance walking robot.

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    Ruina, Andy L.

    . These advantages are: high energy efficiency and human like movement. The first practical demonstration of dynamicDesign and construction of the Cornell Ranger, a world record distance walking robot. Internship of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Biorobotics and Locomotion Lab Ithaca, United States Delft University

  4. Distance-preserving rigidity penalty on deformable image registration of multiple skeletal components in the neck

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    Kim, Jihun, E-mail: jihun@umich.edu; Saitou, Kazuhiro [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Matuszak, Martha M.; Balter, James M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: This study aims at developing and testing a novel rigidity penalty suitable for the deformable registration of tightly located skeletal components in the head and neck from planning computed tomography (CT) and daily cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans of patients undergoing radiotherapy. Methods: The proposed rigidity penalty is designed to preserve intervoxel distances within each bony structure. This penalty was tested in the intensity-based B-spline deformable registration of five cervical vertebral bodies (C1C5). The displacement vector fields (DVFs) from the registrations were compared to the DVFs generated by using rigid body motions of the cervical vertebrae, measured by the surface registration of vertebrae delineated on CT and CBCT images. Twenty five pairs of planning CT (reference) and treatment CBCTs (target) from five patients were aligned without and with the penalty. An existing penalty based on the orthonormality of the deformation gradient tensor was also tested and the effects of the penalties compared. Results: The mean magnitude of the maximum registration error with the proposed distance-preserving penalty was (0.86, 1.12, 1.33) mm compared to (2.11, 2.49, 2.46) without penalty and (1.53, 1.64, 1.64) with the existing orthonormality-based penalty. The improvement in the accuracy of the deformable image registration was also verified by comparing the Procrustes distance between the DVFs. With the proposed penalty, the average distance was 0.11 (? 0.03 mm) which is smaller than 0.53 (0.1 mm) without penalty and 0.28 (0.04 mm) with the orthonormality-based penalty. Conclusions: The accuracy of aligning multiple bony elements was improved by using the proposed distance-preserving rigidity penalty. The voxel-based statistical analysis of the registration error shows that the proposed penalty improved the integrity of the DVFs within the vertebral bodies.

  5. 1.Physics Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 3. United Solar Ovonic, LLC Troy, MI, United States THERMAL ACTIVATION OF DEEP OXYGEN DEFECT FORMATION AND HYDROGEN EFFUSION

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    was partially supported by a DOE grant through United Solar Ovonics, Inc., under the Solar America Initiative1.Physics Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 3. United Solar Ovonic, LLC Troy, MI, United States BACKGROUND THERMAL ACTIVATION OF DEEP

  6. \\\\mi\\home\\gillow\\LaTeX\\Comp\\Safety\\Risk-Assessments\\Roof\\Sedum Roof Area Roof Access Risk Assessments 3th March 2014.docx `Sedum' Roof Area(s)/Roof Access Risk Assessments

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    \\\\mi\\home\\gillow\\LaTeX\\Comp\\Safety\\Risk-Assessments\\Roof\\Sedum Roof Area Roof Access Risk Assessments 3th March 2014.docx `Sedum' Roof Area(s)/Roof Access Risk Assessments DEPARTMENT: Andrew Wiles March 2015 Brief description of area and location Roof tops, walkways, and Fire Route. Sedum' Roof Area

  7. Formulas & definitions to know Formulas & definitions that will be provided if Distance formula in 3 dimensions compab = ab

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    Formulas & definitions to know Formulas & definitions that will be provided if needed Distance formula in 3 dimensions compab = a·b |a| Equation of a sphere W = F · D (work, force, distance) Vector of differentiability for a function of two variables arc length formula, arc length function the graph of a function

  8. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 28:113120 (2001) Inuence of Nozzle-to-Skin Distance in Cryogen Spray

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    Aguilar, Guillermo

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of dis- tance from the nozzle tip. Results: Size of spray cones and sprayed areas vary with distanceLasers in Surgery and Medicine 28:113120 (2001) Inuence of Nozzle-to-Skin Distance in Cryogen, the optimal atomizing nozzle design and operating conditions for cooling human skin remain to be determined

  9. Effect of Welding Speed and Defocusing Distance on the Quality of Laser Welded Ti-6Al-4V

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    Medraj, Mamoun

    Effect of Welding Speed and Defocusing Distance on the Quality of Laser Welded Ti-6Al-4V A:YAG laser, Laser welding, Ti-6Al-4V alloy Abstract In this study, the weldability of 5.1-mm thick Ti-6Al-4V at various welding speeds and defocusing distances. The joint quality was characterized in terms of weld

  10. New bounds on the average distance from the Fermat-Weber center of a planar convex body

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    Dumitrescu, Adrian

    New bounds on the average distance from the Fermat-Weber center of a planar convex body Adrian Dumitrescu Minghui Jiang Csaba D. T´oth March 14, 2011 Abstract The Fermat-Weber center of a planar body Q that for any convex body Q in the plane, the average distance from the Fermat-Weber center of Q to the points

  11. Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Frequency 0.0 0.1 0.2 0 nests Expected G(d) Distance (m) 0 150 300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 Frequency 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0

  12. A fast and robust approach to long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles

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    L. Jiang; J. M. Taylor; M. D. Lukin

    2007-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum repeaters create long-distance entanglement between quantum systems while overcoming difficulties such as the attenuation of single photons in a fiber. Recently, an implementation of a repeater protocol based on single qubits in atomic ensembles and linear optics has been proposed [Nature 414, 413 (2001)]. Motivated by rapid experimental progress towards implementing that protocol, here we develop a more efficient scheme compatible with active purification of arbitrary errors. Using similar resources as the earlier protocol, our approach intrinsically purifies leakage out of the logical subspace and all errors within the logical subspace, leading to greatly improved performance in the presence of experimental inefficiencies. Our analysis indicates that our scheme could generate approximately one pair per 3 minutes over 1280 km distance with fidelity (F>78%) sufficient to violate Bell's inequality.

  13. Constraining the distance to inspiralling NS-NS with Einstein Telescope

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    Kowalska-Leszczynska, I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Einstein Telescope (ET) is a planned third generation gravitational waves detector located in Europe. Its design will be different from currently build interferometers, because ET will consist of three interferometers rotated by a 60 deg with respect to each other in one plane. One of the biggest challenges for ET will be to determine sky position and distance to observed sources. If an object is observed in a few interferometers simultaneously one can estimate the position using traingulation from time delays, but so far there are no plans for a network of third generation detectors. Another possibility to deal with that problem is by using multimessenger approach, because redshift and sky position could be recovered from electromagnetic observations. In this paper we present a novel method of estimating distance and position in the sky of merging binaries. While our procedure is not as accurate as the multimessenger method, it can be applied to all observations, not just the ones with electromagnetic counte...

  14. Bipartite Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs and uniform posets

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    Miklavic, Stefko

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Let $\\G$ denote a bipartite distance-regular graph with vertex set $X$ and diameter $D \\ge 3$. Fix $x \\in X$ and let $L$ (resp. $R$) denote the corresponding lowering (resp. raising) matrix. We show that each $Q$-polynomial structure for $\\G$ yields a certain linear dependency among $RL^2$, $LRL$, $L^2R$, $L$. Define a partial order $\\le$ on $X$ as follows. For $y,z \\in X$ let $y \\le z$ whenever $\\partial(x,y)+\\partial(y,z)=\\partial(x,z)$, where $\\partial$ denotes path-length distance. We determine whether the above linear dependency gives this poset a uniform or strongly uniform structure. We show that except for one special case a uniform structure is attained, and except for three special cases a strongly uniform structure is attained.

  15. SALT2: using distant supernovae to improve the use of Type Ia supernovae as distance indicators

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    J. Guy; P. Astier; S. Baumont; D. Hardin; R. Pain; N. Regnault; S. Basa; R. G. Carlberg; A. Conley; S. Fabbro; D. Fouchez; I. M. Hook; D. A. Howell; K. Perrett; C. J. Pritchet; J. Rich; M. Sullivan; P. Antilogus; E. Aubourg; G. Bazin; J. Bronder; M. Filiol; N. Palanque-Delabrouille; P. Ripoche; V. Ruhlmann-Kleider

    2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an empirical model of Type Ia supernovae spectro-photometric evolution with time. The model is built using a large data set including light-curves and spectra of both nearby and distant supernovae, the latter being observed by the SNLS collaboration. We derive the average spectral sequence of Type Ia supernovae and their main variability components including a color variation law. The model allows us to measure distance moduli in the spectral range 2500-8000 A with calculable uncertainties, including those arising from variability of spectral features. Thanks to the use of high-redshift SNe to model the rest-frame UV spectral energy distribution, we are able to derive improved distance estimates for SNe Ia in the redshift range 0.8supernovae.

  16. Taking Consensus of Signed Distance Field for Hole Filling Ryusuke SAGAWA

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    Tokyo, University of

    distance field, SDF) SDF SDF SDF 2. SDF [5], [10], [18], [19], [21] SDF Curless Levoy[5] Wheeler [18] [14], [22], [23] Wheeler [18] n v d d = sgn(-n · v)|v| (1) sgn(x) x 1 -1 [22] 1 SDF Fig. 1 Corruption of the surface caused by wrong sign of SDF W W SDF 3. SDF SDF 1 1 2 #12;1 (marching cubes

  17. Fast Tree: Computing Large Minimum-Evolution Trees with Profiles instead of a Distance Matrix

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    N. Price, Morgan; S. Dehal, Paramvir; P. Arkin, Adam

    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Gene families are growing rapidly, but standard methods for inferring phylogenies do not scale to alignments with over 10,000 sequences. We present FastTree, a method for constructing large phylogenies and for estimating their reliability. Instead of storing a distance matrix, FastTree stores sequence profiles of internal nodes in the tree. FastTree uses these profiles to implement neighbor-joining and uses heuristics to quickly identify candidate joins. FastTree then uses nearest-neighbor interchanges to reduce the length of the tree. For an alignment with N sequences, L sites, and a different characters, a distance matrix requires O(N^2) space and O(N^2 L) time, but FastTree requires just O( NLa + N sqrt(N) ) memory and O( N sqrt(N) log(N) L a ) time. To estimate the tree's reliability, FastTree uses local bootstrapping, which gives another 100-fold speedup over a distance matrix. For example, FastTree computed a tree and support values for 158,022 distinct 16S ribosomal RNAs in 17 hours and 2.4 gigabytes of memory. Just computing pairwise Jukes-Cantor distances and storing them, without inferring a tree or bootstrapping, would require 17 hours and 50 gigabytes of memory. In simulations, FastTree was slightly more accurate than neighbor joining, BIONJ, or FastME; on genuine alignments, FastTree's topologies had higher likelihoods. FastTree is available at http://microbesonline.org/fasttree.

  18. Optical fiber configurations for transmission of laser energy over great distances

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    Rinzler, Charles C; Zediker, Mark S

    2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    There are provided optical fiber configurations that provide for the delivery of laser energy, and in particular, the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy over great distances. These configurations further are hardened to protect the optical fibers from the stresses and conditions of an intended application. The configurations provide means for determining the additional fiber length (AFL) need to obtain the benefits of such additional fiber, while avoiding bending losses.

  19. Optical fiber configurations for transmission of laser energy over great distances

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    Rinzler, Charles C; Zediker, Mark S

    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    There are provided optical fiber configurations that provide for the delivery of laser energy, and in particular, the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy over great distances. These configurations further are hardened to protect the optical fibers from the stresses and conditions of an intended application. The configurations provide means for determining the additional fiber length (AFL) need to obtain the benefits of such additional fiber, while avoiding bending losses.

  20. The Stellar Content of the Southern Tail of NGC 4038/9 and a Revised Distance

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    Saviane, I; Rich, R M

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used the Hubble Space Telescope and Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to image the putative tidal dwarf galaxy located at the tip of the Southern tidal tail of NGC 4038/9, the Antennae. We resolve individual stars, and identify two stellar populations. Hundreds of massive stars are present, concentrated into tight OB associations on scales of 200 pc, with ages ranging from 2-100 Myr. An older stellar population is distributed roughly following the outer contours of the neutral hydrogen in the tidal tail; we associate these stars with material ejected from the outer disks of the two spirals. The older stellar population has a red giant branch tip at I=26.5+/-0.2 from which we derive a distance modulus (m-M)_0=30.7+/-0.25. The implied distance of 13.8+/-1.7 Mpc is significantly smaller than commonly quoted distances for NGC 4038/9. In contrast to the previously studied core of the merger, we find no super star clusters. One might conclude that SSCs require the higher pressures found in the central regions i...

  1. Infrared tip of the red giant branch and distances to the MAFFEI/IC 342 group

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    Wu, Po-Feng; Tully, R. Brent; Jacobs, Bradley A. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, HI 96822 (United States); Rizzi, Luca [W. M. Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon, 1151 East Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Karachentsev, Igor D. [Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachai-Cherkessian Republic 369167 (Russian Federation)

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we extend the use of the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) method to near-infrared wavelengths from the previously used I-band, using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Upon calibration of a color dependency of the TRGB magnitude, the IR TRGB yields a random uncertainty of ?5% in relative distance. The IR TRGB methodology has an advantage over the previously used Advance Camera for Surveys F606W and F814W filter set for galaxies that suffer from severe extinction. Using the IR TRGB methodology, we obtain distances toward three principal galaxies in the Maffei/IC 342 complex, which are located at low Galactic latitudes. New distance estimates using the TRGB method are 3.45{sub ?0.13}{sup +0.13} Mpc for IC 342, 3.37{sub ?0.23}{sup +0.32} Mpc for Maffei 1, and 3.52{sub ?0.30}{sup +0.32} Mpc for Maffei 2. The uncertainties are dominated by uncertain extinction, especially for Maffei 1 and Maffei 2. Our IR calibration demonstrates the viability of the TRGB methodology for observations with the James Webb Space Telescope.

  2. Minimum separation distances for natural gas pipeline and boilers in the 300 area, Hanford Site

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    Daling, P.M.; Graham, T.M.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing actions to reduce energy expenditures and improve energy system reliability at the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. These actions include replacing the centralized heating system with heating units for individual buildings or groups of buildings, constructing a new natural gas distribution system to provide a fuel source for many of these units, and constructing a central control building to operate and maintain the system. The individual heating units will include steam boilers that are to be housed in individual annex buildings located at some distance away from nearby 300 Area nuclear facilities. This analysis develops the basis for siting the package boilers and natural gas distribution systems to be used to supply steam to 300 Area nuclear facilities. The effects of four potential fire and explosion scenarios involving the boiler and natural gas pipeline were quantified to determine minimum separation distances that would reduce the risks to nearby nuclear facilities. The resulting minimum separation distances are shown in Table ES.1.

  3. Detailed spectroscopic analysis of SN 1987A: The distance to the LMC using the SEAM method

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    Mitchell, Robert C.; Baron, E.; Branch, David; Hauschildt, Peter H.; Nugent, Peter E.; Lundqvist, Peter; Blinnikov, Sergei; Pun, Chun S.J.

    2002-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Supernova 1987A remains the most well-studied supernova to date. Observations produced excellent broad-band photometric and spectroscopic coverage over a wide wavelength range at all epochs. We model the observed spectra from Day 1 to Day 81 using a hydrodynamical model. We show that good agreement can be obtained at times up to about 60 days, if we allow for extended nickel mixing. Later than about 60 days the observed Balmer lines become stronger than our models can reproduce. We show that this is likely due to a more complicated distribution of gamma-rays than we allow for in our spherically symmetric calculations. We present synthetic light curves in UBVRIJHK and a synthetic bolometric light curve. Using this broad baseline of detailed spectroscopic models we find a distance modulus mu = 18.5 +/- 0.2 using the SEAM method of determining distances to supernovae. We find that the explosion time agrees with that of the neutrino burst and is constrained at 68 percent confidence to within +/- 0.9 days. We argue that the weak Balmer lines of our detailed model calculations casts doubt on the accuracy of the purely photometric EPM method. We also suggest that Type IIP supernovae will be most useful as distance indicators at early times due to a variety of effects.

  4. A theoretical analysis of the systematic errors in the Red Clump distance to the LMC

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    Maurizio Salaris; Susan Percival; Leo Girardi

    2003-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed analysis of the uncertainty on the theoretical population corrections to the LMC Red Clump (RC) absolute magnitude, by employing a population synthesis algorithm to simulate theoretically the photometric and spectroscopic properties of RC stars, under various assumptions about the LMC Star Formation Rate (SFR) and Age Metallicity Relationship (AMR). A comparison of the outcome of our simulations with observations of evolved low-intermediate mass stars in the LMC allows one to select the combinations of SFR and AMR that bracket the real LMC star formation history, and to estimate the systematic error on the associated RC population corrections. The most accurate estimate of the LMC distance modulus from the RC method (adopting the OGLE-II reddening maps for the LMC) is obtained from the K-band magnitude, and provides (m-M)_{0, LMC}=18.47 +/-0.01(random) +0.05/-0.06(systematic). Distances obtained from the I-band, or from the multicolour RC technique which determines at the same time reddening and distance, both agree (albeit with a slightly larger error bar) with this value.

  5. Moving Large Data Sets Over High-Performance Long Distance Networks

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    Hodson, Stephen W [ORNL; Poole, Stephen W [ORNL; Ruwart, Thomas [ORNL; Settlemyer, Bradley W [ORNL

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this project we look at the performance characteristics of three tools used to move large data sets over dedicated long distance networking infrastructure. Although performance studies of wide area networks have been a frequent topic of interest, performance analyses have tended to focus on network latency characteristics and peak throughput using network traffic generators. In this study we instead perform an end-to-end long distance networking analysis that includes reading large data sets from a source file system and committing large data sets to a destination file system. An evaluation of end-to-end data movement is also an evaluation of the system configurations employed and the tools used to move the data. For this paper, we have built several storage platforms and connected them with a high performance long distance network configuration. We use these systems to analyze the capabilities of three data movement tools: BBcp, GridFTP, and XDD. Our studies demonstrate that existing data movement tools do not provide efficient performance levels or exercise the storage devices in their highest performance modes. We describe the device information required to achieve high levels of I/O performance and discuss how this data is applicable in use cases beyond data movement performance.

  6. Study of the near-threshold <mi>?> <mi>?> mass enhancement in doubly OZI-suppressed <mi>J> / <mi>?> ? <mi>?> <mi>?> <mi>?> decays

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    Ablikim, M.; Achasov, M. N.; Albayrak, O.; Ambrose, D. J.; An, F. F.; An, Q.; Bai, J. Z.; Ban, Y.; Becker, J.; Bennett, J. V.; Bertani, M.; Bian, J. M.; Boger, E.; Bondarenko, O.; Boyko, I.; Briere, R. A.; Bytev, V.; Cai, X.; Cakir, O.; Calcaterra, A.; Cao, G. F.; Cetin, S. A.; Chang, J. F.; Chelkov, G.; Chen, G.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, M. L.; Chen, S. J.; Chen, X.; Chen, Y. B.; Cheng, H. P.; Chu, Y. P.; Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Dai, H. L.; Dai, J. P.; Dedovich, D.; Deng, Z. Y.; Denig, A.; Denysenko, I.; Destefanis, M.; Ding, W. M.; Ding, Y.; Dong, L. Y.; Dong, M. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fang, S. S.; Fava, L.; Feng, C. Q.; Ferroli, R. B.; Friedel, P.; Fu, C. D.; Gao, Y.; Geng, C.; Goetzen, K.; Gong, W. X.; Gradl, W.; Greco, M.; Gu, M. H.; Gu, Y. T.; Guan, Y. H.; Guo, A. Q.; Guo, L. B.; Guo, T.; Guo, Y. P.; Han, Y. L.; Harris, F. A.; He, K. L.; He, M.; He, Z. Y.; Held, T.; Heng, Y. K.; Hou, Z. L.; Hu, C.; Hu, H. M.; Hu, J. F.; Hu, T.; Huang, G. M.; Huang, G. S.; Huang, J. S.; Huang, L.; Huang, X. T.; Huang, Y.; Huang, Y. P.; Hussain, T.; Ji, C. S.; Ji, Q.; Ji, Q. P.; Ji, X. B.; Ji, X. L.; Jiang, L. L.; Jiang, X. S.; Jiao, J. B.; Jiao, Z.; Jin, D. P.; Jin, S.; Jing, F. F.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kavatsyuk, M.; Kopf, B.; Kornicer, M.; Kuehn, W.; Lai, W.; Lange, J. S.; Leyhe, M.; Li, C. H.; Li, Cheng; Li, Cui; Li, D. M.; Li, F.; Li, G.; Li, H. B.; Li, J. C.; Li, K.; Li, Lei; Li, Q. J.; Li, S. L.; Li, W. D.; Li, W. G.; Li, X. L.; Li, X. N.; Li, X. Q.; Li, X. R.; Li, Z. B.; Liang, H.; Liang, Y. F.; Liang, Y. T.; Liao, G. R.; Liao, X. T.; Lin, D.; Liu, B. J.; Liu, C. L.; Liu, C. X.; Liu, F. H.; Liu, Fang; Liu, Feng; Liu, H.; Liu, H. B.; Liu, H. H.; Liu, H. M.; Liu, H. W.; Liu, J. P.; Liu, K.; Liu, K. Y.; Liu, Kai; Liu, P. L.; Liu, Q.; Liu, S. B.; Liu, X.; Liu, Y. B.; Liu, Z. A.; Liu, Zhiqiang; Liu, Zhiqing; Loehner, H.; Lu, G. R.; Lu, H. J.; Lu, J. G.; Lu, Q. W.; Lu, X. R.; Lu, Y. P.; Luo, C. L.; Luo, M. X.; Luo, T.; Luo, X. L.; Lv, M.; Ma, C. L.; Ma, F. C.; Ma, H. L.; Ma, Q. M.; Ma, S.; Ma, T.; Ma, X. Y.; Maas, F. E.; Maggiora, M.; Malik, Q. A.; Mao, Y. J.; Mao, Z. P.; Messchendorp, J. G.; Min, J.; Min, T. J.; Mitchell, R. E.; Mo, X. H.; Morales Morales, C.; Muchnoi, N. Yu.; Muramatsu, H.; Nefedov, Y.; Nicholson, C.; Nikolaev, I. B.; Ning, Z.; Olsen, S. L.; Ouyang, Q.; Pacetti, S.; Park, J. W.; Pelizaeus, M.; Peng, H. P.; Peters, K.; Ping, J. L.; Ping, R. G.; Poling, R.; Prencipe, E.; Qi, M.; Qian, S.; Qiao, C. F.; Qin, L. Q.; Qin, X. S.; Qin, Y.; Qin, Z. H.; Qiu, J. F.; Rashid, K. H.; Rong, G.; Ruan, X. D.; Sarantsev, A.; Schaefer, B. D.; Shao, M.; Shen, C. P.; Shen, X. Y.; Sheng, H. Y.; Shepherd, M. R.; Song, X. Y.; Spataro, S.; Spruck, B.; Sun, D. H.; Sun, G. X.; Sun, J. F.; Sun, S. S.; Sun, Y. J.; Sun, Y. Z.; Sun, Z. J.; Sun, Z. T.; Tang, C. J.; Tang, X.; Tapan, I.; Thorndike, E. H.; Toth, D.; Ullrich, M.; Varner, G. S.; Wang, B. Q.; Wang, D.; Wang, D. Y.; Wang, K.; Wang, L. L.; Wang, L. S.; Wang, M.; Wang, P.; Wang, P. L.; Wang, Q. J.; Wang, S. G.; Wang, X. F.; Wang, X. L.; Wang, Y. F.; Wang, Z.; Wang, Z. G.; Wang, Z. Y.; Wei, D. H.; Wei, J. B.; Weidenkaff, P.; Wen, Q. G.; Wen, S. P.; Werner, M.; Wiedner, U.; Wu, L. H.; Wu, N.; Wu, S. X.; Wu, W.; Wu, Z.; Xia, L. G.; Xiao, Z. J.; Xie, Y. G.; Xiu, Q. L.; Xu, G. F.; Xu, G. M.; Xu, Q. J.; Xu, Q. N.; Xu, X. P.; Xu, Z. R.; Xue, F.; Xue, Z.; Yan, L.; Yan, W. B.; Yan, Y. H.; Yang, H. X.; Yang, Y.; Yang, Y. X.; Ye, H.; Ye, M.; Ye, M. H.; Yu, B. X.; Yu, C. X.; Yu, H. W.; Yu, J. S.; Yu, S. P.; Yuan, C. Z.; Yuan, Y.; Zafar, A. A.; Zallo, A.; Zeng, Y.; Zhang, B. X.; Zhang, B. Y.; Zhang, C.; Zhang, C. C.; Zhang, D. H.; Zhang, H. H.; Zhang, H. Y.; Zhang, J. Q.; Zhang, J. W.; Zhang, J. Y.; Zhang, J. Z.; Zhang, R.; Zhang, S. H.; Zhang, X. J.; Zhang, X. Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Y. H.; Zhang, Z. P.; Zhang, Z. Y.; Zhang, Zhenghao; Zhao, G.; Zhao, H. S.; Zhao, J. W.; Zhao, K. X.; Zhao, Lei; Zhao, Ling; Zhao, M. G.; Zhao, Q.; Zhao, Q. Z.; Zhao, S. J.; Zhao, T. C.; Zhao, Y. B.; Zhao, Z. G.; Zhemchugov, A.; Zheng, B.; Zheng, J. P.; Zheng, Y. H.; Zhong, B.; Zhong, Z.; Zhou, L.; Zhou, X. K.; Zhou, X. R.; Zhu, C.; Zhu, K.; Zhu, K. J.; Zhu, S. H.; Zhu, X. L.; Zhu, Y. C.; Zhu, Y. M.; Zhu, Y. S.; Zhu, Z. A.; Zhuang, J.; Zou, B. S.; Zou, J. H.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 2.2510? J/? event sample accumulated with the BESIII detector is used to study the doubly Okubo-Zweig-Iizuka-suppressed decay modes J/?????, ????????, ??K?K?. A strong deviation (>30?) from three-body J/????? phase space is observed near the ?? mass threshold that is consistent with a previous observation reported by the BESII experiment. A partial wave analysis with a tensor covariant amplitude that assumes that the enhancement is due to the presence of a resonance, the X(1810), is performed and confirms that the spin-parity of the X(1810) is 0??. The mass and width of the X(1810) are determined to be M=17957(stat)+13-5(syst)19(mod) MeV/c and ?=9510(stat)+21-34(syst)75(mod) MeV/c, respectively, and the product branching fraction is measured to be B(J/???X(1810))B(X(1810)???)=(2.000.08(stat)+0.45-1.00(syst)1.30(mod))10??. These results are consistent within errors with those of the BESII experiment.

  7. The Effects of Metallicity on the Cepheid P-L Relation and the Consequences for the Extragalactic Distance Scale

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    Paul D. Allen; Tom Shanks

    2001-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Using published HST Cepheid data from 25 galaxies, we have found a correlation between the P-L dispersion and host galaxy metallicity which is significant at the ~3sigma level in the V band. This result supports the suggestion that the metallicity dependence of the Cepheid P-L relation may be stronger than expected. The high observed dispersions in the HST Cepheid P-L relations have the further consequence that the bias due to incompleteness in the P-L relation at faint magnitudes is more significant than previously thought. In the HST sample, galaxies at higher distance tend to have higher metallicity. This means that when a full metallicity/incompleteness correction is made, a scale error in the published Cepheid distances is seen in the sense that the published distance moduli are increasingly underestimates at larger distances. This results in the average distance modulus to the four galaxies in the Virgo cluster core increasing from (m-M)_0=31.2+-0.19 to (m-M)_0=31.8+-0.17 with similar increases for the Fornax and Ursa Major clusters. For the 18 HST galaxies with good Tully-Fisher distances and (m-M)_0>29.5 the Cepheid-TF distance modulus average residual increases from 0.44+-0.09 mag to 0.82+-0.1mag indicating a significant scale error in TF distances and resulting in the previous Pierce & Tully TF estimate of H_0=85 reducing to H_0=58+-7. Finally, for the 8 HST galaxies with SNIa, the metallicity corrected Cepheid distances now imply a metallicity dependence of SNIa peak luminosity in the sense that metal-poor hosts have lower luminosity SNIa. Thus SNIa Hubble diagram estimates of both H_0 and q_0 may also require significant metallicity corrections.

  8. Leaf-to-leaf distances and their moments in finite and infinite m-ary tree graphs

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    Andrew M. Goldsborough; S. Alex Rautu; Rudolf A. Rmer

    2015-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the leaf-to-leaf distances on full and complete m-ary graphs using a recursive approach. In our formulation, leaves are ordered along a line. We find explicit analytical formulae for the sum of all paths for arbitrary leaf-to-leaf distance r as well as the average path lengths and the moments thereof. We show that the resulting explicit expressions can be recast in terms of Hurwitz-Lerch transcendants. Results for periodic trees are also given. For incomplete random binary trees, we provide first results by numerical techniques; we find a rapid drop of leaf-to-leaf distances for large r.

  9. PowerPoint Presentation

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    2009 DOE Building Energy Data Book) 50 mi 40 mi 30 mi 20 mi 10 mi 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 40 30 20 10 Payback Years Distance Miles Large (46,320 m2500,000 ft2) Medium (23,160 m2...

  10. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions of Protons in Host Metals at Picometre Distance

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    Heinrich Hora; George H. Miley; Jak C. Kelly

    2000-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A review is given for the explanation of the measurements of Miley et al. of a fully reproducible generation of nuclei of the whole periodic table by protons in host metals during a several-weeks reaction. Similar low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) were observed by other groups. The fact that the heavy nuclides are not due to pollution can be seen from the fact that such very rare elements as thulium and terbium were detected by unique K-shell X-ray spectra. The nuclear reaction energy goes into the heavy nuclei as measured from much bigger traces in CR39 than from alphas. The fact that any reaction of the protons results in stable daughter nuclei is confirmed by the fact that the highest energy gain is resulting with stable reaction products. This has been explained in Ref. 2, and the energy gain for the heavy element generation by a compound reaction was discussed. The explanation is based on the model of the authors from 1989 to assume free motion of the protons contrary to localized crystalline states. A relation of the reaction time U on distance d of the reacting nuclei by a power law with an exponent 34.8 was derived. Based on few reproducible D-D reactions, a reaction time near the range of megaseconds and a reaction distance of nanometers was concluded. A splendid confirmation of the picometre-megasecond reactions was achieved by Li et al. from his direct quantum mechanical calculations of the hot fusion D-T reactions based on a one-step selective resonance tunneling model. Li et al. were able for the first time to derive the cross sections of the hot fusion. Li's application to picometre distance showed megasecond reaction times with no neutron or gamma emission. Because of the imaginary part in the Schroedinger potential, the problem of the level width is reduced by damping.

  11. "Actuation at a distance" of microelectromechanical systems using photoelectrowetting: proof-of-concept

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    Gaudet, Matthieu

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate here a proof-of-concept experiment that microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) can be actuated using photoelectrowetting. In order to demonstrate this, a 30 \\mu m thick aluminum cantilever is actuated using an ordinary white light source. A deflection of 56 \\mu m is observed using a light irradiance equal to \\approx 1000 W m-2 at a bias of 7 V. The deflection of the cantilever relies on the recently observed photoelectrowetting effect [Sci. Rep.1, 184 (2011)]. Such "actuation at a distance" could be useful for optical addressing and control of autonomous wireless sensors, MEMS and microsystems.

  12. Short Distance Physics and the Consistency Relation for Scalar and Tensor Fluctuations in the Inflationary Universe

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    Lam Hui; William H. Kinney

    2002-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent discussions suggest the possibility that short distance physics can significantly modify the behavior of quantum fluctuations in the inflationary universe, and alter the standard large scale structure predictions. Such modifications can be viewed as due to a different choice of the vacuum state. We show that such changes generally lead to violations of the well-known consistency relation between the scalar to tensor ratio and the tensor spectral index. Vacuum effects can introduce an observable modulation to the usual predictions for the scalar and tensor power spectra.

  13. Distance-regular graphs of $q$-Racah type and the $q$-tetrahedron algebra

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    Ito, Tatsuro

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we discuss a relationship between the following two algebras: (i) the subconstituent algebra $T$ of a distance-regular graph that has $q$-Racah type; (ii) the $q$-tetrahedron algebra $\\boxtimes_q$ which is a $q$-deformation of the three-point $sl_2$ loop algebra. Assuming that every irreducible $T$-module is thin, we display an algebra homomorphism from $\\boxtimes_q$ into $T$ and show that $T$ is generated by the image together with the center $Z(T)$.

  14. The design, construction, and operation of long-distance high-voltage electricity transmission technologies.

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    Molburg, J. C.; Kavicky, J. A.; Picel, K. C.

    2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This report focuses on transmission lines, which operate at voltages of 115 kV and higher. Currently, the highest voltage lines comprising the North American power grid are at 765 kV. The grid is the network of transmission lines that interconnect most large power plants on the North American continent. One transmission line at this high voltage was built near Chicago as part of the interconnection for three large nuclear power plants southwest of the city. Lines at this voltage also serve markets in New York and New England, also very high demand regions. The large power transfers along the West Coast are generally at 230 or 500 kV. Just as there are practical limits to centralization of power production, there are practical limits to increasing line voltage. As voltage increases, the height of the supporting towers, the size of the insulators, the distance between conductors on a tower, and even the width of the right-of-way (ROW) required increase. These design features safely isolate the electric power, which has an increasing tendency to arc to ground as the voltage (or electrical potential) increases. In addition, very high voltages (345 kV and above) are subject to corona losses. These losses are a result of ionization of the atmosphere, and can amount to several megawatts of wasted power. Furthermore, they are a local nuisance to radio transmission and can produce a noticeable hum. Centralized power production has advantages of economies of scale and special resource availability (for instance, hydro resources), but centralized power requires long-distance transfers of power both to reach customers and to provide interconnections for reliability. Long distances are most economically served at high voltages, which require large-scale equipment and impose a substantial footprint on the corridors through which power passes. The most visible components of the transmission system are the conductors that provide paths for the power and the towers that keep these conductors at a safe distance from each other and from the ground and the natural and built environment. Common elements that are generally less visible (or at least more easily overlooked) include the maintained ROW along the path of the towers, access roads needed for maintenance, and staging areas used for initial construction that may be restored after construction is complete. Also visible but less common elements along the corridor may include switching stations or substations, where lines of similar or different voltages meet to transfer power.

  15. Creation of high-quality long-distance entanglement with flexible resources

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    Bing He; Yu-Hang Ren; Janos A. Bergou

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a quantum repeater protocol that generates the elementary segments of entangled photons through the communication of qubus in coherent states. The input photons at the repeater stations can be in arbitrary states to save the local state preparation time for the operations. The flexibility of the scheme accelerates the generation of the elementary segments (close to the exact Bell states) to a high rate for practical quantum communications. The entanglement connection to long distances is simplified and sped up, possibly realizing an entangled pair of high quality within the time in the order of that for classical communication between two far-away locations.

  16. First 450-micron dust continuum mapping of the massive star-forming region NGC 3576 with the P-ArTeMiS bolometer camera

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    P. Andr; V. Minier; P. Gallais; V. Reveret; J. Le Pennec; L. Rodriguez; O. Boulade; E. Doumayrou; D. Dubreuil; M. Lortholary; J. Martignac; M. Talvard; C. De Breuck; G. Hamon; N. Schneider; S. Bontemps; P. O. Lagage; E. Pantin; H. Roussel; M. Miller; C. R. Purcell; T. Hill; J. Stutzki

    2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Context: The earliest phases of massive star formation are currently much debated. Aims. In an effort to make progress, we took a census of Class0-like protostellar dense cores in the NGC 3576 region, one of the nearest and most luminous embedded sites of high-mass star formation in the Galaxy. Methods: We used the P-ArTeMiS bolometer camera on the APEX telescope to produce the first 450-micron dust continuum map of the filamentary dense clump associated with NGC 3576. Results: Combining our 450-micron observations with existing data at other wavelengths, we have identified seven massive protostellar sources along the NGC 3576 filament and placed them in the M_env - L_bol evolutionary diagram for protostars. Conclusions: Comparison with theoretical evolutionary tracks suggests that these seven protostellar sources will evolve into massive stars with masses M* ~ 15-50 Msun. Four sources are classified as candidate high-mass Class 0 objects, two sources as massive Class I objects, and one source appears to be at an intermediate stage.

  17. Long-Distance Interconnection as Solar Resource Intermittency Solution: Optimizing the Use of Energy Storage and the Geographic

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    of Energy Storage and the Geographic Dispersion + Interconnection of Solar Generating Facilities. Marc J. R energy storage and Long-distance interconnection coupled with geographic dispersion of solar generating and serve predetermined load requirements. Index Terms -- Energy Storage, variability, intermittency

  18. Walking, running, and resting under time, distance, and average speed constraints: Optimality of walk-run-rest mixtures

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    Srinivasan, Manoj

    in a more ecological (non-treadmill) setting. We asked subjects to travel a given distance overground to go from your house to the bus stop and have very little time to do so. You would likely run the whole

  19. Morphological variability in long-distance subject-verb agreement: A study of native and nonnative processing

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    Ocampo, Sally Ann

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined morphosyntactic variability in Spanish-speaking learners of English in order to determine the effects of two linguistic factors on the establishment of subject-verb agreement: structural distance and ...

  20. Fairness Enactment as Response to Higher Level Unfairness The Roles of Self-Construal and Spatial Distance

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    van Houwelingen, Gijs; van Dijke, Marius; De Cremer, David

    2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    -interdependent self-construal In focusing on spatial distance, we take our cue from several literatures especially, the job design literature (Szilagyi & Holland, 1980). Within this literature there is a widely shared understanding of how objective, physical variables...

  1. Faculty perceptions about attributes and barriers impacting diffusion of web-based distance education (WBDE) at the China Agricultural University

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    Li, Yan

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    he purpose of this study was to examine faculty perceptions about attributes and barriers impacting diffusion of Web-based distance education (WBDE) at the China Agricultural University (CAU). Random and stratified sampling ...

  2. Tangent length and sight distance effects on accident rates at horizontal curves on two-lane rural highways

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    Fink, Kenneth Lee

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TANGENT LENGTH AND SIGHT DISTANCE EFFECTS ON ACCIDENT RATES AT HORIZONTAL CURVES ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS A Thesis by KENNETH LEE FINK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1993 Major Subject: Civil Engineering TANGENT LENGTH AND SIGHT DISTANCE EFFECTS ON ACCIDENT RATES AT HORIZONTAL CURVES ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS A Thesis hy KENNETH LEE FINK Submitted to Texas...

  3. The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXII. The Discovery of Cepheids in NGC 1326-A

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    Charles F. Prosser; Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr.; Fabio Bresolin; Abhijit Saha; Shoko Sakai; Wendy L. Freedman; Jeremy R. Mould; Laura Ferrarese; Holland C. Ford; Brad K. Gibson; John A. Graham; John G. Hoessel; John P. Huchra; Shaun M. Hughes; Garth D. Illingworth; Daniel D. Kelson; Lucas Macri; Barry F. Madore; Nancy A. Silbermann; Peter B. Stetson

    1999-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the detection of Cepheids and the first distance measurement to the spiral galaxy NGC 1326-A, a member of the Fornax cluster of galaxies. We have employed data obtained with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Hubble Space Telescope. Over a 49 day interval, a total of twelve V-band (F555W) and eight I-band (F814W) epochs of observation were obtained. Two photometric reduction packages, ALLFRAME and DoPHOT, have been employed to obtain photometry measures from the three Wide Field CCDs. Variability analysis yields a total of 17 Cepheids in common with both photometry datasets, with periods ranging between 10 and 50 days. Of these 14 Cepheids with high-quality lightcurves are used to fit the V and I period-luminosity relations and derive apparent distance moduli, assuming a Large Magellanic Cloud distance modulus (m-M) (LMC) = 18.50 +- 0.10 mag and color excess E(B-V) = 0.10 mag. Assuming A(V)/E(V-I) = 2.45, the DoPHOT data yield a true distance modulus to NGC 1326-A of (m-M)_0 = 31.36 +- 0.17 (random) +- 0.13 (systematic) mag, corresponding to a distance of 18.7 \\pm 1.5 (random) \\pm 1.2 (systematic) Mpc. The derived distance to NGC 1326-A is in good agreement with the distance derived previously to NGC 1365, another spiral galaxy member of the Fornax cluster. However the distances to both galaxies are significantly lower than to NGC 1425, a third Cepheid calibrator in the outer parts of the cluster.

  4. Training distance to failure and density of the third metacarpal in young racing Quarter Horses fed sodium zeolite A

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    Nielsen, Brian Douglas

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by treatment of horses experiencing racing related injuries to those which were not injured 29 2a. Survival estimates of distance galloped in meters to first failure (or completion of project if no injury occurred) during the conditioning and racing phase... (excluding horses accidently injured and horses that never entered the conditioning phase) 35 2b. Negative log (survival) estimates of distance galloped in meters to first failure (or completion of project if no injury occurred) during the conditioning...

  5. Resolution of Distance Ambiguities of Inner Galaxy Massive Star Formation Regions II

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    M. Sewilo; C. Watson; E. Araya; E. Churchwell; P. Hofner; S. Kurtz

    2004-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report simultaneous H110alpha and H2CO line observations with the NRAO Green Bank Telescope toward 72 H II regions in the SPITZER/GLIMPSE survey area (|l| = 10 deg - 65 deg and |b| distances. We examined the projected location of H II regions whose distance ambiguities have been resolved (in this work and other similar studies) in the Galactic plane and in a longitude-velocity diagram for a recognizable spiral arm pattern. Although the highest density of points in the position-position plot approximately follows the spiral arms proposed by Taylor and Cordes (1993), the dispersion is still about as large as the separation between their proposed arms. The longitude-velocity plot shows an increase in the density of sources at the points where the spiral arm loci proposed by Taylor and Cordes (1993) are approaching the locus of tangent point velocities and a lower density between the arm loci. However, it is not possible to trace spiral arms over significant segments of Galactic longitude in the longitude-velocity plot. We conclude that a very large number of H II regions in combination with more sophisticated Galactic rotation models will be required to obtain a more continuous spiral pattern from kinematic studies of H II regions than from fully sampled surveys of H I or CO.

  6. Extending the redshift-distance relation in Cosmological General Relativity to higher redshifts

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    John G. Hartnett

    2007-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The redshift-distance modulus relation, the Hubble Diagram, derived from Cosmological General Relativity has been extended to arbitrarily large redshifts. Numerical methods were employed and a density function was found that results in a valid solution of the field equations at all redshifts. The extension has been compared to 302 type Ia supernova data as well as to 69 Gamma-ray burst data. The latter however do not not truly represent a `standard candle' as the derived distance modulii are not independent of the cosmology used. Nevertheless the analysis shows a good fit can be achieved without the need to assume the existence of dark matter. The Carmelian theory is also shown to describe a universe that is always spatially flat. This results from the underlying assumption of the energy density of a cosmological constant $\\Omega_{\\Lambda} = 1$, the result of vacuum energy. The curvature of the universe is described by a \\textit{spacevelocity} metric where the energy content of the curvature at any epoch is $\\Omega_K = \\Omega_{\\Lambda} - \\Omega = 1-\\Omega$, where $\\Omega$ is the matter density of the universe. Hence the total density is always $\\Omega_K + \\Omega = 1$

  7. On the Bias of the Distance-Redshift Relation from Gravitational Lensing

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    Kaiser, Nick

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A long standing question in cosmology is whether gravitational lensing changes the distance-redshift relation $D(z)$ or the mean flux density of sources. Interest in this has been rekindled by recent studies in non-linear relativistic perturbation theory that find biases in both the area of a surface of constant redshift and in the mean distance to this surface, with a fractional bias in both cases on the order of the mean squared convergence $\\langle \\kappa^2 \\rangle$. Any such area bias could alter CMB cosmology, and the corresponding bias in mean flux density could affect supernova cosmology. Here we show that, in an ensemble averaged sense, the perturbation to the area of a surface of constant redshift is in reality much smaller, being on the order of the cumulative bending angle squared, or roughly a part-in-a-million effect. This validates the arguments of Weinberg (1976) that the mean magnification $\\mu$ of sources is unity and of Kibble \\& Lieu (2005) that the mean direction-averaged inverse magni...

  8. Parametric study on maximum transportable distance and cost for thermal energy transportation using various coolants

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    Su-Jong Yoon; Piyush Sabharwall

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The operation temperature of advanced nuclear reactors is generally higher than commercial light water reactors and thermal energy from advanced nuclear reactor can be used for various purposes such as district heating, desalination, hydrogen production and other process heat applications, etc. The process heat industry/facilities will be located outside the nuclear island due to safety measures. This thermal energy from the reactor has to be transported a fair distance. In this study, analytical analysis was conducted to identify the maximum distance that thermal energy could be transported using various coolants such as molten-salts, helium and water by varying the pipe diameter and mass flow rate. The cost required to transport each coolant was also analyzed. The coolants analyzed are molten salts (such as: KClMgCl2, LiF-NaF-KF (FLiNaK) and KF-ZrF4), helium and water. Fluoride salts are superior because of better heat transport characteristics but chloride salts are most economical for higher temperature transportation purposes. For lower temperature water is a possible alternative when compared with He, because low pressure He requires higher pumping power which makes the process very inefficient and economically not viable for both low and high temperature application.

  9. Variations of the dust properties of M82 with galactocentric distance

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    Hutton, S; Yershov, V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use near ultraviolet and optical photometry to investigate the dust properties in the nearby starburst galaxy M82. By combining imaging from the Swift/UVOT instrument and optical data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, we derive the extinction curve parameterized by the standard Rv factor, and the strength of the NUV 2175 A feature - quantified by a parameter B -- out to projected galactocentric distances of 4 kpc. Our analysis is robust against possible degeneracies from the properties of the underlying stellar populations. Both B and Rv correlate with galactocentric distance, revealing a systematic trend of the dust properties. Our results confirm previous findings that dust in M82 is better fit by a Milky Way standard extinction curve (Hutton et al.), in contrast to a Calzetti law. We find a strong correlation between Rv and B, towards a stronger NUV bump in regions with higher Rv, possibly reflecting a distribution with larger dust grain sizes. The data we use were taken before SN2014J, and therefore c...

  10. Photospheric magnitude diagrams for type II supernovat: A promising tool to compute distances

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    Rodrguez, smar; Clocchiatti, Alejandro; Hamuy, Mario, E-mail: olrodrig@astro.puc.cl [Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile)

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop an empirical color-based standardization for Type II supernovae (SNe II), equivalent to the classical surface brightness method given in Wesselink. We calibrate this standardization using SNe II with host galaxy distances measured using Cepheids, and a well-constrained shock breakout epoch and extinction due to the host galaxy. We estimate the reddening with an analysis of the B V versus V I color-color curves, similar to that of Natali et al. With four SNe II meeting the above requirements, we build a photospheric magnitude versus color diagram (similar to an H-R diagram) with a dispersion of 0.29 mag. We also show that when using time since shock breakout instead of color as the independent variable, the same standardization gives a dispersion of 0.09 mag. Moreover, we show that the above time-based standardization corresponds to the generalization of the standardized candle method of Hamuy and Pinto for various epochs throughout the photospheric phase. To test the new tool, we construct Hubble diagrams for different subsamples of 50 low-redshift (cz < 10{sup 4} km s{sup 1}) SNe II. For 13 SNe within the Hubble flow (cz {sub CMB} > 3000 km s{sup 1}) and with a well-constrained shock breakout epoch we obtain values of 68-69 km s{sup 1} Mpc{sup 1} for the Hubble constant and a mean intrinsic scatter of 0.12 mag or 6% in relative distances.

  11. Dynamic Rotor Deformation and Vibration Monitoring Using a Non-Incremental Laser Doppler Distance Sensor

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    Pfister, Thorsten; Guenther, Philipp; Dreier, Florian; Czarske, Juergen [Technische Universitaet Dresden, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Laboratory for Measurement and Testing Techniques, Helmholtzstrasse 18, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

    2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Monitoring rotor deformations and vibrations dynamically is an important task for improving the safety and the lifetime as well as the energy efficiency of motors and turbo machines. However, due to the high rotor speed encountered in particular at turbo machines, this requires concurrently a high measurement rate and high accuracy, which can not be fulfilled by most commercially available sensors. To solve this problem, we developed a non-incremental laser Doppler distance sensor (LDDS), which is able to measure simultaneously the in-plane velocity and the out-of-plane position of moving rough solid objects with micrometer precision. In addition, this sensor concurrently offers a high temporal resolution in the microsecond range, because its position uncertainty is in principle independent of the object velocity in contrast to conventional distance sensors, which is a unique feature of the LDDS. Consequently, this novel sensor enables precise and dynamic in-process deformation and vibration measurements on rotating objects, such as turbo machine rotors, even at very high speed. In order to evidence the capability of the LDDS, measurements of rotor deformations (radial expansion), vibrations and wobbling motions are presented at up to 50,000 rpm rotor speed.

  12. Maximum-entropy calculation of end-to-end distance distribution of force stretching chains

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    Luru Dai; Fei Liu; Zhong-can Ou-Yang

    2002-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the maximum-entropy method, we calculate the end-to-end distance distribution of the force stretched chain from the moments of the distribution, which can be obtained from the extension-force curves recorded in single-molecule experiments. If one knows force expansion of the extension through the $(n-1)$th power of force, it is enough information to calculate the $n$ moments of the distribution. We examine the method with three force stretching chain models, Gaussian chain, free-joined chain and excluded-volume chain on two-dimension lattice. The method reconstructs all distributions precisely. We also apply the method to force stretching complex chain molecules: the hairpin and secondary structure conformations. We find that the distributions of homogeneous chains of two conformations are very different: there are two independent peaks in hairpin distribution; while only one peak is observed in the distribution of secondary structure conformations. Our discussion also shows that the end-to-end distance distribution may discover more critical physical information than the simpler extension-force curves can give.

  13. Extraordinary Ductility in Albearing TRIP Steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    .K. Abstract An ironbased alloy system has been developed which exhibits impressive combina- tions of tensile is research in progress on the stronger steels in order to enhance ductility and assess other engineering cooling transformation (DeCooman, 2004; Jacques, 2004; Matsumura et al., 1987a,b; Sakuma et al., 1991

  14. Seeking Mountains Field Trip Jasper National Park

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    discounted rates. Some of these should be booked in advance. Accommodation in Jasper, as well as shuttle service (from the UofA Campus to Jasper and back), too, is available at special discount rates and exotic beers tasting (cash bar), hors d'oeuvres, private viewing of the museum exhibits, and tours

  15. Local Trip Out Logic Board Out

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    Evans, Hal

    Board to Logic Board Cables ethernet style cables 1 per comparator board run these USA15toUX15 (~100m

  16. Trip Report-Produced-Water Field Testing

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    Sullivan, Enid J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) conducted field testing of a produced-water pretreatment apparatus with assistance from faculty at the Texas A&M University (TAMU) protein separation sciences laboratory located on the TAMU main campus. The following report details all of the logistics surrounding the testing. The purpose of the test was to use a new, commercially-available filter media housing containing modified zeolite (surfactant-modified zeolite or SMZ) porous medium for use in pretreatment of oil and gas produced water (PW) and frac-flowback waters. The SMZ was tested previously in October, 2010 in a lab-constructed configuration ('old multicolumn system'), and performed well for removal of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) from PW. However, a less-expensive, modular configuration is needed for field use. A modular system will allow the field operator to add or subtract SMZ filters as needed to accommodate site specific conditions, and to swap out used filters easily in a multi-unit system. This test demonstrated the use of a commercial filter housing with a simple flow modification and packed with SMZ for removing BTEX from a PW source in College Station, Texas. The system will be tested in June 2012 at a field site in Pennsylvania for treating frac-flowback waters. The goals of this test are: (1) to determine sorption efficiency of BTEX in the new configuration; and (2) to observe the range of flow rates, backpressures, and total volume treated at a given flow rate.

  17. Environmental Studies Program Field Trip Approval Form

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    . Transportation University Motor Pool Enterprise Rent-A-Car Charter Bus Private vehicle (Request to use Personal Vehicle and /or Transport Passengers form required) Are all drivers certified and insured? YES NO If no coordinator: Number of passengers (include drivers in number): Motor Pool desired vehicle(s): 12 passenger van

  18. Predictors of trips to food desintations

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    Kerr, Jacqueline; Frank, Lawrence; Sallis, James F; Saelens, Brian; Glanz, Karen; Chapman, Jim

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    those traveling to a medium accessible environment were moremedium access- ible community. The destination accessibility of the home environment

  19. Page 1 of 2 Trip Summary

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    Fresh water Y / N Toilet Y / N Y / N Accomodations Y / N Species (code, #) Mortality & sightings (circle

  20. Trip Report: RAM-PAC International

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    Jaques, Al; /Fermilab

    1988-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In the final design of the DO Detector, the three cryostats (CC and both EC's) will ride on a pair of hardened ways so as to move the EC's out and away from the CC cryostat to provide access between cryostats for repairs and such. Each of the cryostats sits on a carriage which has a pair of Tychoway rollers placed at each corner to roll on the hardened ways. When in position, the full weight of the cryostats is to be relieved from the rollers with the use of a pair of 90-ton jacks flanking the pair of rollers at each corner. Due to confined space, these jacks had to be custom made, triple cylinder, single block units. Five manufacturers were presented with the problem and three came back with proposals. All three satisfied the technical requirements but Ram-Pac International was easily the lowest priced.

  1. Summary of Simulated Field Trip Session

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    mines to majestic bighorn sheep, and ribbons of pipeline to wide open spaces. The Bureau of Land--most of the heavily used areas of the Ranger District are undeveloped. The District is now planning and designing recreation facilities, and anticipates several recre- ation facility rehabilitation and construction projects

  2. Light celebrating place, West Texas Road Trip

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    Mulholland, Jill Cecilia

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of Lighting Design: Speer and Hitler, 1936 Paris World?s Fair, German Pavilion .................................................................. 200 68 The History of Lighting Design: Speer and Hitler, 1937 Nuremburg Rally... ....................................................................................... 200 69 The History of Lighting Design: Speer and Hitler, 1938 Berlin Streets for a Mussolini Visit................................................... 201 70 Contemporary Light and Art: Patriotism and Memorial............................ 202...

  3. Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The FutureComments fromof Energy Automation WorldofAutotuneAvianAvoid Nuisance

  4. Effect Of Platooning on Fuel Consumption of Class 8 Vehicles Over a Range of Speeds, Following Distances, and Mass

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    Lammert, M. P.; Duran, A.; Diez, J.; Burton, K.; Nicholson, A.

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research project evaluates fuel consumption results of two Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations platooned together compared to their standalone fuel consumption. A series of ten modified SAE Type II J1321 fuel consumption track tests were performed to document fuel consumption of two platooned vehicles and a control vehicle at varying steady-state speeds, following distances, and gross vehicle weights (GVWs). The steady-state speeds ranged from 55 mph to 70 mph, the following distances ranged from a 20-ft following distance to a 75-ft following distance, and the GVWs were 65K lbs and 80K lbs. All tractors involved had U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-compliant aerodynamics packages installed, and the trailers were equipped with side skirts. Effects of vehicle speed, following distance, and GVW on fuel consumption were observed and analyzed. The platooning demonstration system used in this study consisted of radar systems, Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, vehicle braking and torque control interface, cameras and driver displays. The lead tractor consistently demonstrated an improvement in average fuel consumption reduction as following distance decreased, with results showing 2.7% to 5.3% fuel savings at a GVW of 65k. The trailing vehicle achieved fuel consumption savings ranging from 2.8% to 9.7%; tests during which the engine cooling fan did not operate achieved savings of 8.4% to 9.7%. 'Team' fuel savings, considering the platooned vehicles as one, ranged from 3.7% to 6.4%, with the best combined result being for 55 mph, 30-ft following distance, and 65k GVW.

  5. Long distance measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with entangled photon sources

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    Xu, Feihu; Qi, Bing; Liao, Zhongfa; Lo, Hoi-Kwong [Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control, Departments of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4 (Canada)] [Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control, Departments of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4 (Canada)

    2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a feasible method that can make quantum key distribution (QKD), both ultra-long-distance and immune, to all attacks in the detection system. This method is called measurement-device-independent QKD (MDI-QKD) with entangled photon sources in the middle. By proposing a model and simulating a QKD experiment, we find that MDI-QKD with one entangled photon source can tolerate 77 dB loss (367 km standard fiber) in the asymptotic limit and 60 dB loss (286 km standard fiber) in the finite-key case with state-of-the-art detectors. Our general model can also be applied to other non-QKD experiments involving entanglement and Bell state measurements.

  6. Distance-Redshift in Inhomogeneous $Omega_0=1$ Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker Cosmology

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    R. Kantowski; R. C. Thomas

    2001-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Distance--redshift relations are given in terms of associated Legendre functions for partially filled beam observations inspatially flat Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) cosmologies. These models are dynamically pressure-free, flat FLRW on large scales but, due to mass inhomogeneities, differ in their optical properties. The partially filled beam area-redshift equation is a Lame$^{\\prime}$ equation for arbitrary FLRW and is shown to simplify to the associated Legendre equation for the spatially flat, i.e. $\\Omega_0=1$ case. We fit these new analytic Hubble curves to recent supernovae (SNe) data in an attempt to determine both the mass parameter $\\Omega_m$ and the beam filling parameter $\

  7. Evidence for Correlations Between Nuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance

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    Jere H. Jenkins; Ephraim Fischbach; John B. Buncher; John T. Gruenwald; Dennis E. Krause; Joshua J. Mattes

    2008-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Unexplained periodic fluctuations in the decay rates of Si-32 and Ra-226 have been reported by groups at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Si-32), and at the Physikalisch-Technische-Bundesandstalt in Germany (Ra-226). We show from an analysis of the raw data in these experiments that the observed fluctuations are strongly correlated in time, not only with each other, but also with the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Some implications of these results are also discussed, including the suggestion that discrepancies in published half-life determinations for these and other nuclides may be attributable in part to differences in solar activity during the course of the various experiments, or to seasonal variations in fundamental constants.

  8. Long-distance continuous-variable quantum key distribution with a Gaussian modulation

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    Jouguet, Paul [Institut Telecom / Telecom ParisTech, CNRS LTCI, 46, rue Barrault, F-75634 Paris Cedex 13 (France); SeQureNet, 23 avenue d'Italie, F-75013 Paris (France); Kunz-Jacques, Sebastien [SeQureNet, 23 avenue d'Italie, F-75013 Paris (France); Leverrier, Anthony [ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) (Spain)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We designed high-efficiency error correcting codes allowing us to extract an errorless secret key in a continuous-variable quantum key distribution (CVQKD) protocol using a Gaussian modulation of coherent states and a homodyne detection. These codes are available for a wide range of signal-to-noise ratios on an additive white Gaussian noise channel with a binary modulation and can be combined with a multidimensional reconciliation method proven secure against arbitrary collective attacks. This improved reconciliation procedure considerably extends the secure range of a CVQKD with a Gaussian modulation, giving a secret key rate of about 10{sup -3} bit per pulse at a distance of 120 km for reasonable physical parameters.

  9. A covariantly foliated higher dimensional space-time: Implications for short distance gravity and BSM physics

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    Cao H. Nam

    2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the space-time at short distances in which it is described by a $D$-dimensional manifold (bulk) carrying out the principal bundle structure. As a result, this space-time manifold is foliated in the covariant way by the $(D-4)$-dimensional submanifolds, realized as the space-like internal spaces, that are smooth copies of the Lie group $G$ considered in this paper as the special unitary group. The submanifolds being transversal to the internal spaces are realized as the external spaces and in fact identified as the usual $4$-dimensional world. The fundamental degrees of freedom determining the geometrical dynamics of the bulk corresponding with short distance gravity are given by the gauge fields, the external metric field and the modulus fields setting dynamically the volume of the internal spaces. These gauge fields laying the bulk is to point precisely out the local directions of the external spaces which depend on the topological non-triviality of the space-time principal bundle. The physical size of the internal spaces is fixed dynamically by the moduli stabilization potential which completely arise from the intrinsic geometry of the bulk. A detail description of the low energy bulk gravity in the weak field limit is given around the classical ground state of the bulk. Additionally, we investigate the dynamics of the fundamentally $4$-dimensional Weyl spinor fields and the fields of carrying out the non-trivial representations of the Lie group $G$ propagating in the bulk in a detail study. These results suggest naturally the possible solutions to some the experimental problems of Standard Model, the smallness of the observed neutrino masses and a dark matter candidate.

  10. RADIO AND MID-INFRARED PROPERTIES OF COMPACT STARBURSTS: DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM THE MAIN SEQUENCE

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    Murphy, E. J. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Stierwalt, S.; Armus, L. [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, MC 314-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Condon, J. J. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Evans, A. S., E-mail: emurphy@obs.carnegiescience.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, 530 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the relationship between 8.44 GHz brightness temperatures and 1.4 to 8.44 GHz radio spectral indices with 6.2 {mu}m polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission and 9.7 {mu}m silicate absorption features for a sample of 36 local luminous and ultraluminous infrared galaxies. We find that galaxies having small 6.2 {mu}m PAH equivalent widths (EQWs), which signal the presence of weak PAH emission and/or an excess of very hot dust, also have flat spectral indices. The three active galactic nuclei (AGN) identified through their excessively large 8.44 GHz brightness temperatures are also identified as AGN via their small 6.2 {mu}m PAH EQWs. We also find that the flattening of the radio spectrum increases with increasing silicate optical depth, 8.44 GHz brightness temperature, and decreasing size of the radio source even after removing potential AGN, supporting the idea that compact starbursts show spectral flattening as the result of increased free-free absorption. These correlations additionally suggest that the dust obscuration in these galaxies must largely be coming from the vicinity of the compact starburst itself, and is not distributed throughout the (foreground) disk of the galaxy. Finally, we investigate the location of these infrared-bright systems relative to the main sequence (star formation rate versus stellar mass) of star-forming galaxies in the local universe. We find that the radio spectral indices of galaxies flatten with increasing distance above the main sequence, or in other words, with increasing specific star formation rate. This indicates that galaxies located above the main sequence, having high specific star formation rates, are typically compact starbursts hosting deeply embedded star formation that becomes more optically thick in the radio and infrared with increased distance above the main sequence.

  11. A BAYESIAN APPROACH TO LOCATING THE RED GIANT BRANCH TIP MAGNITUDE. II. DISTANCES TO THE SATELLITES OF M31

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    Conn, A. R.; Parker, Q. A.; Zucker, D. B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 (Australia); Ibata, R. A.; Martin, N. F. [Observatoire Astronomique, Universite de Strasbourg, CNRS, F-67000 Strasbourg (France); Lewis, G. F. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); McConnachie, A. W. [NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2E7 (Canada); Irwin, M. J.; Chapman, S. C. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Tanvir, N. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Fardal, M. A. [University of Massachusetts, Department of Astronomy, LGRT 619-E, 710 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9305 (United States); Ferguson, A. M. N. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ (United Kingdom); Valls-Gabaud, D. [Observatoire de Paris, LERMA, 61 Avenue de l'Observatoire, F-75014 Paris (France)

    2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In 'A Bayesian Approach to Locating the Red Giant Branch Tip Magnitude (Part I)', a new technique was introduced for obtaining distances using the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) standard candle. Here we describe a useful complement to the technique with the potential to further reduce the uncertainty in our distance measurements by incorporating a matched-filter weighting scheme into the model likelihood calculations. In this scheme, stars are weighted according to their probability of being true object members. We then re-test our modified algorithm using random-realization artificial data to verify the validity of the generated posterior probability distributions (PPDs) and proceed to apply the algorithm to the satellite system of M31, culminating in a three-dimensional view of the system. Further to the distributions thus obtained, we apply a satellite-specific prior on the satellite distances to weight the resulting distance posterior distributions, based on the halo density profile. Thus in a single publication, using a single method, a comprehensive coverage of the distances to the companion galaxies of M31 is presented, encompassing the dwarf spheroidals Andromedas I-III, V, IX-XXVII, and XXX along with NGC 147, NGC 185, M33, and M31 itself. Of these, the distances to Andromedas XXIV-XXVII and Andromeda XXX have never before been derived using the TRGB. Object distances are determined from high-resolution tip magnitude posterior distributions generated using the Markov Chain Monte Carlo technique and associated sampling of these distributions to take into account uncertainties in foreground extinction and the absolute magnitude of the TRGB as well as photometric errors. The distance PPDs obtained for each object both with and without the aforementioned prior are made available to the reader in tabular form. The large object coverage takes advantage of the unprecedented size and photometric depth of the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey. Finally, a preliminary investigation into the satellite density distribution within the halo is made using the obtained distance distributions. For simplicity, this investigation assumes a single power law for the density as a function of radius, with the slope of this power law examined for several subsets of the entire satellite sample.

  12. The HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXVIII. Combining the Constraints on the Hubble Constant

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    Jeremy R Mould; John P Huchra; Wendy L Freedman; Robert C Kennicutt Jr; Laura Ferrarese; Holland C Ford; Brad K Gibson; John A Graham; Shaun Hughes; Garth D Illingworth; Daniel D Kelson; Lucas M Macri; Barry F Madore; Shoko Sakai; Kim Sebo; Nancy A Silbermann; Peter B Stetson

    1999-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope nine years ago, Cepheid distances to 25 galaxies have been determined for the purpose of calibrating secondary distance indicators. A variety of these can now be calibrated, and the accompanying papers by Sakai, Kelson, Ferrarese, and Gibson employ the full set of 25 galaxies to consider the Tully-Fisher relation, the fundamental plane of elliptical galaxies, Type Ia supernovae, and surface brightness fluctuations. When calibrated with Cepheid distances, each of these methods yields a measurement of the Hubble constant and a corresponding measurement uncertainty. We combine these measurements in this paper, together with a model of the velocity field, to yield the best available estimate of the value of H_0 within the range of these secondary distance indicators and its uncertainty. The result is H_0 = 71 +/- 6 km/sec/Mpc. The largest contributor to the uncertainty of this 67% confidence level result is the distance of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which has been assumed to be 50 +/- 3 kpc.

  13. TOWARD A NEW GEOMETRIC DISTANCE TO THE ACTIVE GALAXY NGC 4258. III. FINAL RESULTS AND THE HUBBLE CONSTANT

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    Humphreys, E. M. L. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Reid, M. J.; Moran, J. M.; Greenhill, L. J.; Argon, A. L., E-mail: ehumphre@eso.org [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a new geometric maser distance estimate to the active galaxy NGC 4258. The data for the new model are maser line-of-sight (LOS) velocities and sky positions from 18 epochs of very long baseline interferometry observations, and LOS accelerations measured from a 10 yr monitoring program of the 22 GHz maser emission of NGC 4258. The new model includes both disk warping and confocal elliptical maser orbits with differential precession. The distance to NGC 4258 is 7.60 {+-} 0.17 {+-} 0.15 Mpc, a 3% uncertainty including formal fitting and systematic terms. The resulting Hubble constant, based on the use of the Cepheid variables in NGC 4258 to recalibrate the Cepheid distance scale, is H{sub 0} = 72.0 {+-} 3.0 km s{sup -1} Mpc{sup -1}.

  14. COMPARISON OF SOLAR SURFACE FLOWS INFERRED FROM TIME-DISTANCE HELIOSEISMOLOGY AND COHERENT STRUCTURE TRACKING USING HMI/SDO OBSERVATIONS

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    Svanda, Michal [Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (v. v. i.), Fricova 298, CZ-25165 Ondrejov (Czech Republic); Roudier, Thierry; Rieutord, Michel [Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie, Universite de Toulouse, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, F-31400, Toulouse (France); Burston, Raymond; Gizon, Laurent, E-mail: michal@astronomie.cz [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Planck-Strasse 2, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compare measurements of horizontal flows on the surface of the Sun using helioseismic time-distance inversions and coherent structure tracking of solar granules. Tracking provides two-dimensional horizontal flows on the solar surface, whereas the time-distance inversions estimate the full three-dimensional velocity flows in the shallow near-surface layers. Both techniques use Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager observations as input. We find good correlations between the various measurements resulting from the two techniques. Further, we find a good agreement between these measurements and the time-averaged Doppler line-of-sight velocity, and also perform sanity checks on the vertical flow that resulted from the three-dimensional time-distance inversion.

  15. Toward a better understanding of the gamma index: Investigation of parameters with a surface-based distance method

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    Li Heng; Dong Lei; Zhang Lifei; Yang, James N.; Gillin, Michael T.; Zhu, X. Ronald [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose of this work was to clarify the interactions between the parameters used in the {gamma} index with the surface-based distance method, which itself can be viewed as a generalized version of the {gamma} index. The examined parameters included the distance to agreement (DTA)/dose difference (DD) criteria, the percentage used as a passing criterion, and the passing percentage for given DTA/DD criteria. The specific aims of our work were (1) to understand the relationships between the parameters used in the {gamma} index, (2) to determine the detection limit, or the minimum detectable error, of the {gamma} index with a given set of parameters, and (3) to establish a procedure to determine parameters that are consistent with the capacity of an IMRT QA system. Methods: The surface-based distance technique with dose gradient factor was derived, and then the relationship between surface-based distance and {gamma} index was established. The dose gradient factor for plans and measurements of 10 IMRT patients, 10 spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) patients, and 3 Radiological Physics Center (RPC) head and neck phantom were calculated and evaluated. The detection limits of the surface-based distance and {gamma} index methods were examined by introducing known shifts to the 10 IMRT plans. Results: The means of the dose gradient factors were 0.434 mm/% and 0.956 mm/% for the SRS and IMRT plans, respectively. Key quantities (including the mean and 90th and 99th percentiles of the distance distribution) of the surface-based distance distribution between two dose distributions were linearly proportional to the actual shifts. However, the passing percentage of the {gamma} index for a given set of DTA/DD criteria was not associated with the actual shift. For IMRT, using the standard quality assurance criteria of 3 mm/3% DTA/DD and a 90% passing rate, we found that the detection limit of the {gamma} index in terms of global shift was 4.07 mm/4.07 % without noise. Conclusions: Surface-based distance is a direct measure of the difference between two dose distributions and can be used to evaluate or determine parameters for use in calculating the {gamma} index. The dose gradient factor represents the weighting between spatial and dose shift and should be determined before DTA/DD criteria are set. The authors also present a procedure to determine {gamma} index parameters from measurements.

  16. Evidence for <mi>?> <mi>c> ( 2 <mi>S> ) in <mi>?> ( 3686 ) ? <mi>?> <mi>K> <mi>S> 0 <mi>K> <mi>?> ? <mi>?> + <mi>?> ?

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    Ablikim, M.; Achasov, M. N.; Albayrak, O.; Ambrose, D. J.; An, F. F.; An, Q.; Bai, J. Z.; Baldini Ferroli, R.; Ban, Y.; Becker, J.; Bennett, J. V.; Bertani, M.; Bian, J. M.; Boger, E.; Bondarenko, O.; Boyko, I.; Briere, R. A.; Bytev, V.; Cai, H.; Cai, X.; Cakir, O.; Calcaterra, A.; Cao, G. F.; Cetin, S. A.; Chang, J. F.; Chelkov, G.; Chen, G.; Chen, H. S.; Chen, J. C.; Chen, M. L.; Chen, S. J.; Chen, X.; Chen, Y. B.; Cheng, H. P.; Chu, Y. P.; Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Dai, H. L.; Dai, J. P.; Dedovich, D.; Deng, Z. Y.; Denig, A.; Denysenko, I.; Destefanis, M.; Ding, W. M.; Ding, Y.; Dong, L. Y.; Dong, M. Y.; Du, S. X.; Fang, J.; Fang, S. S.; Fava, L.; Feng, C. Q.; Friedel, P.; Fu, C. D.; Fu, J. L.; Gao, Y.; Geng, C.; Goetzen, K.; Gong, W. X.; Gradl, W.; Greco, M.; Gu, M. H.; Gu, Y. T.; Guan, Y. H.; Guo, A. Q.; Guo, L. B.; Guo, T.; Guo, Y. P.; Han, Y. L.; Harris, F. A.; He, K. L.; He, M.; He, Z. Y.; Held, T.; Heng, Y. K.; Hou, Z. L.; Hu, C.; Hu, H. M.; Hu, J. F.; Hu, T.; Huang, G. M.; Huang, G. S.; Huang, J. S.; Huang, L.; Huang, X. T.; Huang, Y.; Huang, Y. P.; Hussain, T.; Ji, C. S.; Ji, Q.; Ji, Q. P.; Ji, X. B.; Ji, X. L.; Jiang, L. L.; Jiang, X. S.; Jiao, J. B.; Jiao, Z.; Jin, D. P.; Jin, S.; Jing, F. F.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kavatsyuk, M.; Kopf, B.; Kornicer, M.; Kuehn, W.; Lai, W.; Lange, J. S.; Leyhe, M.; Li, C. H.; Li, Cheng; Li, Cui; Li, D. M.; Li, F.; Li, G.; Li, H. B.; Li, J. C.; Li, K.; Li, Lei; Li, Q. J.; Li, S. L.; Li, W. D.; Li, W. G.; Li, X. L.; Li, X. N.; Li, X. Q.; Li, X. R.; Li, Z. B.; Liang, H.; Liang, Y. F.; Liang, Y. T.; Liao, G. R.; Liao, X. T.; Lin, D.; Liu, B. J.; Liu, C. L.; Liu, C. X.; Liu, F. H.; Liu, Fang; Liu, Feng; Liu, H.; Liu, H. B.; Liu, H. H.; Liu, H. M.; Liu, H. W.; Liu, J. P.; Liu, K.; Liu, K. Y.; Liu, Kai; Liu, P. L.; Liu, Q.; Liu, S. B.; Liu, X.; Liu, Y. B.; Liu, Z. A.; Liu, Zhiqiang; Liu, Zhiqing; Loehner, H.; Lu, G. R.; Lu, H. J.; Lu, J. G.; Lu, Q. W.; Lu, X. R.; Lu, Y. P.; Luo, C. L.; Luo, M. X.; Luo, T.; Luo, X. L.; Lv, M.; Ma, C. L.; Ma, F. C.; Ma, H. L.; Ma, Q. M.; Ma, S.; Ma, T.; Ma, X. Y.; Maas, F. E.; Maggiora, M.; Malik, Q. A.; Mao, Y. J.; Mao, Z. P.; Messchendorp, J. G.; Min, J.; Min, T. J.; Mitchell, R. E.; Mo, X. H.; Morales Morales, C.; Muchnoi, N. Yu.; Muramatsu, H.; Nefedov, Y.; Nicholson, C.; Nikolaev, I. B.; Ning, Z.; Olsen, S. L.; Ouyang, Q.; Pacetti, S.; Park, J. W.; Pelizaeus, M.; Peng, H. P.; Peters, K.; Ping, J. L.; Ping, R. G.; Poling, R.; Prencipe, E.; Qi, M.; Qian, S.; Qiao, C. F.; Qin, L. Q.; Qin, X. S.; Qin, Y.; Qin, Z. H.; Qiu, J. F.; Rashid, K. H.; Rong, G.; Ruan, X. D.; Sarantsev, A.; Schaefer, B. D.; Shao, M.; Shen, C. P.; Shen, X. Y.; Sheng, H. Y.; Shepherd, M. R.; Song, X. Y.; Spataro, S.; Spruck, B.; Sun, D. H.; Sun, G. X.; Sun, J. F.; Sun, S. S.; Sun, Y. J.; Sun, Y. Z.; Sun, Z. J.; Sun, Z. T.; Tang, C. J.; Tang, X.; Tapan, I.; Thorndike, E. H.; Toth, D.; Ullrich, M.; Uman, I. U.; Varner, G. S.; Wang, B. Q.; Wang, D.; Wang, D. Y.; Wang, K.; Wang, L. L.; Wang, L. S.; Wang, M.; Wang, P.; Wang, P. L.; Wang, Q. J.; Wang, S. G.; Wang, X. F.; Wang, X. L.; Wang, Y. D.; Wang, Y. F.; Wang, Y. Q.; Wang, Z.; Wang, Z. G.; Wang, Z. Y.; Wei, D. H.; Wei, J. B.; Weidenkaff, P.; Wen, Q. G.; Wen, S. P.; Werner, M.; Wiedner, U.; Wu, L. H.; Wu, N.; Wu, S. X.; Wu, W.; Wu, Z.; Xia, L. G.; Xia, Y. X.; Xiao, Z. J.; Xie, Y. G.; Xiu, Q. L.; Xu, G. F.; Xu, G. M.; Xu, Q. J.; Xu, Q. N.; Xu, X. P.; Xu, Z. R.; Xue, F.; Xue, Z.; Yan, L.; Yan, W. B.; Yan, Y. H.; Yang, H. X.; Yang, Y.; Yang, Y. X.; Ye, H.; Ye, M.; Ye, M. H.; Yu, B. X.; Yu, C. X.; Yu, H. W.; Yu, J. S.; Yu, S. P.; Yuan, C. Z.; Yuan, Y.; Zafar, A. A.; Zallo, A.; Zeng, Y.; Zhang, B. X.; Zhang, B. Y.; Zhang, C.; Zhang, C. C.; Zhang, D. H.; Zhang, H. H.; Zhang, H. Y.; Zhang, J. Q.; Zhang, J. W.; Zhang, J. Y.; Zhang, J. Z.; Zhang, LiLi; Zhang, R.; Zhang, S. H.; Zhang, X. J.; Zhang, X. Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Y. H.; Zhang, Z. P.; Zhang, Z. Y.; Zhang, Zhenghao; Zhao, G.; Zhao, H. S.; Zhao, J. W.; Zhao, K. X.; Zhao, Lei; Zhao, Ling; Zhao, M. G.; Zhao, Q.; Zhao, Q. Z.; Zhao, S. J.; Zhao, T. C.; Zhao, X. H.; Zhao, Y. B.; Zhao, Z. G.; Zhemchugov, A.; Zheng, B.; Zheng, J. P.; Zheng, Y. H.; Zhong, B.; Zhong, Z.; Zhou, L.; Zhou, X.; Zhou, X. K.; Zhou, X. R.; Zhu, C.; Zhu, K.; Zhu, K. J.; Zhu, S. H.; Zhu, X. L.; Zhu, Y. C.; Zhu, Y. M.; Zhu, Y. S.; Zhu, Z. A.; Zhuang, J.; Zou, B. S.; Zou, J. H.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We search for the M1 radiative transition ?(3686)???c(2S) by reconstructing the exclusive ?c(2S)?K?SK?????? decay using 1.0610? ?(3686) events collected with the BESIII detector. The signal is observed with a statistical significance of greater than 4 standard deviations. The measured mass of the ?c(2S) is 3646.91.6(stat)3.6(syst) MeV/c, and the width is 9.94.8(stat)2.9(syst) MeV/c. The product branching fraction is measured to be B(?(3686)???c(2S))B(?c(2S)?K0SK??????)=(7.032.10(stat)0.70(syst))10??. This measurement complements a previous BESIII measurement of ?(3686)???c(2S) with ?c(2S)?K?SK?? and K?K???.

  17. Determination of lung segments in computed tomography images using the Euclidean distance to the pulmonary artery

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    Stoecker, Christina; Moltz, Jan H.; Lassen, Bianca; Kuhnigk, Jan-Martin; Krass, Stefan [Fraunhofer MEVIS, Institute for Medical Image Computing, Universitaetsallee 29, 28359 Bremen (Germany)] [Fraunhofer MEVIS, Institute for Medical Image Computing, Universitaetsallee 29, 28359 Bremen (Germany); Welter, Stefan [Ruhrlandklinik, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tueschener Weg 40, 45239 Essen (Germany)] [Ruhrlandklinik, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tueschener Weg 40, 45239 Essen (Germany); Peitgen, Heinz-Otto [Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen (Germany)] [Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen (Germany)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the modality of choice for lung cancer diagnostics. With the increasing number of lung interventions on sublobar level in recent years, determining and visualizing pulmonary segments in CT images and, in oncological cases, reliable segment-related information about the location of tumors has become increasingly desirable. Computer-assisted identification of lung segments in CT images is subject of this work.Methods: The authors present a new interactive approach for the segmentation of lung segments that uses the Euclidean distance of each point in the lung to the segmental branches of the pulmonary artery. The aim is to analyze the potential of the method. Detailed manual pulmonary artery segmentations are used to achieve the best possible segment approximation results. A detailed description of the method and its evaluation on 11 CT scans from clinical routine are given.Results: An accuracy of 23 mm is measured for the segment boundaries computed by the pulmonary artery-based method. On average, maximum deviations of 8 mm are observed. 135 intersegmental pulmonary veins detected in the 11 test CT scans serve as reference data. Furthermore, a comparison of the presented pulmonary artery-based approach to a similar approach that uses the Euclidean distance to the segmental branches of the bronchial tree is presented. It shows a significantly higher accuracy for the pulmonary artery-based approach in lung regions at least 30 mm distal to the lung hilum.Conclusions: A pulmonary artery-based determination of lung segments in CT images is promising. In the tests, the pulmonary artery-based determination has been shown to be superior to the bronchial tree-based determination. The suitability of the segment approximation method for application in the planning of segment resections in clinical practice has already been verified in experimental cases. However, automation of the method accompanied by an evaluation on a larger number of test cases is required before application in the daily clinical routine.

  18. Daimler Chrysler Auburn Hills, MI

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Sponsored by: Automotive Research Center National Automotive Center (NAC) U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM in ground vehicle simulation. It will present the results of ARC research to university, industry

  19. US ENC MI Site Consumption

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTownDells,1Stocks Nov-14TotalThe Outlook269,023Year69,023US Virgin

  20. Nonlinear relativistic corrections to cosmological distances, redshift and gravitational lensing magnification. I - Key results

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    Obinna Umeh; Chris Clarkson; Roy Maartens

    2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The next generation of telescopes will usher in an era of precision cosmology, capable of determining the cosmological model to beyond the percent level. For this to be effective, the theoretical model must be understood to at least the same level of precision. A range of subtle relativistic effects remain to be explored theoretically, and offer the potential for probing general relativity in this new regime. We present the distance-redshift relation to second order in cosmological perturbation theory for a general dark energy model. This relation determines the magnification of sources at high precision, as well as redshift space distortions in the mildly non-linear regime. We identify a range of new lensing effects, including: double-integrated and nonlinear integrated Sach-Wolfe contributions, transverse Doppler effects, lensing from the induced vector mode and gravitational wave backgrounds, in addition to lensing from the second-order potential. Modifications to Doppler lensing from redshift-space distortions are identified. Finally, we find a new double-coupling between the density fluctuations integrated along the line of sight, and gradients in the density fluctuations coupled to transverse velocities along the line of sight. These can be large and thus offer important new probes of gravitational lensing and general relativity. This paper accompanies arXiv:1402.1933, where a comprehensive derivation is given.

  1. HZ Her: Stellar Radius from X-ray Eclipse Observations, Evolutionary State and a New Distance

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    Leahy, D A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of HZ Her/ Her X-1 by the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) covering high state eclipses of the neutron star are analyzed here. Models of the eclipse are used to measure the radius and atmospheric scale height of HZ Her, the stellar companion to the neutron star. The radius is 2.61 to 3.03 $\\times10^{11}$ cm, depending on system inclination and mass ratio(q), with accuracy of $\\sim$1 part in 1000 for given inclination and q. We fit Kurucz model stellar atmosphere models to archival optical observations. The resulting effective temperature ($T_{eff}$) of the unheated face of HZ Her is determined to be in the 2$\\sigma$ range 7440K to 7620K, and metallicity ($log(Z/Z_{\\odot})$) in the range -0.14 to +.08. The model atmosphere surface flux and new radius yield a new distance to HZ Her/ Her X-1, depending on system inclination and q. We calculate stellar evolution models for the range of allowed masses (from orbital parameters), and allowed metallicities (from optical spectrum fits). The stellar mode...

  2. Hypothetical Distance Learning Program Costs Model A framework for thinking about the comprehensive costs of hosting a DL program

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    Snider, Barry B.

    Hypothetical Distance Learning Program Costs Model A framework for thinking about the comprehensive costs of hosting a DL program Start-Up Ongoing Explanation 100,000$ 100,000$ FTE needed to develop any or repurpose old courses for the online context. Infrastructure Costs tbd tbd Cost of adding or improving

  3. BLIND RT60 ESTIMATION ROBUST ACROSS ROOM SIZES AND SOURCE DISTANCES Baldwin Dumortier1,2,3

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    BLIND RT60 ESTIMATION ROBUST ACROSS ROOM SIZES AND SOURCE DISTANCES Baldwin Dumortier1 be blindly es- timated from a speech or music signal. Current methods often implicitly assume sound sources. This paper features two contributions. Firstly, we propose a blind RT60 estimation method

  4. Week 4, Rain in my Brain On top of the Harbor Cone, Otago Peninsula, Pacific Ocean in the distance.

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    Bardsley, John

    Week 4, Rain in my Brain On top of the Harbor Cone, Otago Peninsula, Pacific Ocean in the distance of the ocean or of this beautiful city from on-high and it all comes back that we're here, a dream come true

  5. Colonization of the Galpagos Islands by plants with no specific syndromes for long-distance dispersal: a new perspective

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    Traveset, Anna

    and Evolution Research Group (CSIC-IPNA), ES-38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Since nobody has of the Galpagos Islands by plants with no specific syndromes for long-distance dispersal: a new perspective Pablo-UIB), ES-07190 Esporles, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. A. Traveset, Inst. Mediterrani d

  6. arXiv:0812.0905v2[astro-ph]9Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers

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    van Langevelde, Huib Jan

    arXiv:0812.0905v2[astro-ph]9Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers Kazi L. J. Rygl Max parallax measurements of 6.7 GHz methanol masers in star forming regions of the Galaxy. The 6.7 GHz methanol maser transition is a very valuable astrometric tool, for its large stability and confined

  7. arXiv:0812.0905v1[astro-ph]4Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    arXiv:0812.0905v1[astro-ph]4Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers Kazi L. J. Rygl Max parallax measurements of 6.7 GHz methanol masers in star forming regions of the Galaxy. The 6.7 GHz methanol maser transition is a very valuable astrometric tool, for its large stability and confined

  8. Using Distance Estimates in Heuristic Search: A Re-evaluation Jordan T. Thayer and Wheeler Ruml and Jeff Kreis

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    Ruml, Wheeler

    of the cost-to-go to speed up problem-solving. In many domains, operators have different costs and estimated cost-to-go is not the same as estimated search-distance-to- go. We investigate further accelerating benchmark domains all actions have the same cost, and so becoming greedy with respect to the cost

  9. Distance-based Representative Skyline Yufei Tao1 Ling Ding1 Xuemin Lin2 Jian Pei3

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    Pei, Jian

    that the problem is NP-hard, and give a 2-approximate polynomial time algorithm. Using a multidimensional access coordinate), and price (the vertical coordinate). The skyline has 8 points p1, p2, ..., p8. Skyline retrieval one offering a nice tradeoff between price and distance. S/he may not be sure about the relatively

  10. REDSHIFT-DISTANCE SURVEY OF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES. I. THE ENEARc CLUSTER SAMPLE1 M. Bernardi,2,3

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    Maia, Marcio Antonio Geimba

    REDSHIFT-DISTANCE SURVEY OF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES. I. THE ENEARc CLUSTER SAMPLE1 M. Bernardi,2,3 M. V subsample of the larger ENEAR survey of nearby early-type gal- axies. The ENEARc galaxies belong to clusters and were specifically chosen to be used for the construction of a Dn- template. The ENEARc sample includes

  11. REDSHIFT-DISTANCE SURVEY OF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES. II. THE Dn-RELATION1 M. Bernardi,2

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    Maia, Marcio Antonio Geimba

    REDSHIFT-DISTANCE SURVEY OF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES. II. THE Dn- RELATION1 M. Bernardi,2 M. V. Alonso,3 measurements for a sample of 452 elliptical and S0 galaxies in 28 clusters are used to construct a template Dn- relation. This template relation is constructed by combining the data from the 28 clusters, under

  12. 3Solar Energy and the Distance to Juno from the Sun As the Juno spacecraft travels to Jupiter,

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    3Solar Energy and the Distance to Juno from the Sun As the Juno spacecraft travels to Jupiter spacecraft? Problem 2 ­ If the amount of solar energy falling on the Juno solar panels is determined by the inverse-square law, and the amount of solar energy generated by the solar panels at r = 1.0 AU is exactly

  13. Factors affecting the adoption of distance education technology by Cooperative Extension Agents in the State of Texas

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    Jones, Edmund Theodore

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the population had over 15 years experience and a majority were agriculture Agents. Statistically most Agents had never delivered a program using distance education type technologies and very few of the Agents felt that learning required face-to-face meetings...

  14. Process Mining, Discovery, and Integration using Distance Measures Joonsoo Bae Ling Liu James Caverlee William B. Rouse

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    Liu, Ling

    Process Mining, Discovery, and Integration using Distance Measures Joonsoo Bae Ling Liu James Institute of Technology, USA bill.rouse@isye.gatech.edu Abstract Business processes continue to play, and integrating process- oriented services has attracted growing attention in the recent year. In this paper we

  15. Interpretations and implications of the top quark rapidity asymmetries <mi>A> <mi>FB> <mi>t> and <mi>A> <mi>FB> <mi>?>

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    Berger, Edmond L.; Cao, Qing-Hong; Chen, Chuan-Ren; Zhang, Hao

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Forward-backward asymmetries AtFB and AlFB are observed in the top-quark t rapidity distribution and in the rapidity distribution of charged leptons l from top-quark decay at the Tevatron proton-antiproton collider, and a charge asymmetry AC is seen in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In this paper, we update our previous studies of the Tevatron asymmetries using the most recent data. We provide expectations for AC at the LHC based first on simple extrapolations from the Tevatron, and second based on new physics models that can explain the Tevatron asymmetries. We examine the relationship of the two asymmetries AtFB and AlFB. We show their connection through the (VA) spin correlation between the charged lepton and the top quark with different polarization states. We show that the ratio of the two asymmetries provides independent insight into the physics interpretation of the top-quark asymmetry. We emphasize the value of the measurement of both asymmetries, and we conclude that a model which produces more right-handed than left-handed top quarks is suggested by the present Tevatron data.

  16. Synthesis and X-ray structures of silver and gold guanidinate-like complexes. A Au(II) complex with a 2.47 AuAu distance

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    Abdou, Hanan E.

    with a 2.47 ? Au­Au distance Michael D. Irwin, Hanan E. Abdou, Ahmed A. Mohamed and John P. Fackler, Jr

  17. Incompatibility of a comoving Ly-alpha forest with supernova-Ia luminosity distances

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    Jens Thomas; Hartmut Schulz

    2001-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently Perlmutter et al. suggested a positive value of Einstein's cosmological constant Lambda on the basis of luminosity distances from type-Ia supernovae. However, Lambda world models had earlier been proposed by Hoell & Priester and Liebscher et al. on the basis of quasar absorption-line data. Employing more general repulsive fluids ("dark energy") encompassing the Lambda component we quantitatively compare both approaches with each other. Fitting the SN-data by a minimum-component model consisting of dark energy + dust yields a closed universe with a large amount of dust exceeding the baryonic content constrained by big-bang nucleosynthesis. The nature of the dark energy is hardly constrained. Only when enforcing a flat universe there is a clear tendency to a dark-energy Lambda fluid and the `canonical' value Omega_M = 0.3 for dust. Conversely, fitting the quasar-data by a minimum-component model yields a sharply defined, slightly closed model with a low dust density ruling out significant pressureless dark matter. The dark-energy component obtains an equation-of-state P = -0.96 epsilon close to that of a Lambda-fluid. Omega_M = 0.3 or a precisely flat spatial geometry are inconsistent with minimum-component models. It is found that quasar and supernova data sets cannot be reconciled with each other via (repulsive ideal fluid+dust+radiation)-world models. Compatibility could be reached by drastic expansion of the parameter space with at least two exotic fluids added to dust and radiation as world constituents. If considering such solutions as far-fetched one has to conclude that the quasar absorption line and the SN-Ia constraints are incompatible.

  18. Analysis of Individual Transit Trips in EMME/2: Calibration of 1996 TTC Trips Disaggregate Assignment

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    Toronto, University of

    Assignment By Bernard Farrol Toronto Transit Commission And Vladimir Livshits Data Management Group Joint reductions in TTC operating budgets and subsidies. This is the first major project undertaken by TTC Planning

  19. Gobble Up Fuel Savings on Your Next Road Trip with My Trip Calculator |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently20,000 RussianBy: Thomas P. D'Agostino,Glen Wattman - Director, Office ofHereDepartment

  20. Assessing Energy Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Significance of Daily Distance Variation over Time and Among Drivers

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate assessment of the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on petroleum and electricity consumption is a necessary step toward effective policies. Variations in daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) over time and among drivers affect PHEV energy impact, but the significance is not well understood. This paper uses a graphical illustration, a mathematical derivation, and an empirical study to examine the cause and significance of such an effect. The first two methods reveal that ignoring daily variation in VMT always causes underestimation of petroleum consumption and overestimation of electricity consumption by PHEVs; both biases increase as the assumed PHEV charge-depleting (CD) range moves closer to the average daily VMT. The empirical analysis based on national travel survey data shows that the assumption of uniform daily VMT over time and among drivers causes nearly 68% underestimation of expected petroleum use and nearly 48% overestimation of expected electricity use by PHEVs with a 40-mi CD range (PHEV40s). Also for PHEV40s, consideration of daily variation in VMT over time but not among drivers similar to the way the utility factor curve is derived in SAE Standard SAE J2841 causes underestimation of expected petroleum use by more than 24% and overestimation of expected electricity use by about 17%. Underestimation of petroleum use and overestimation of electricity use increase with larger-battery PHEVs.