Sample records for virtual frog dissection

  1. Sexual Conditioning in the Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius)

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    Gaalema, Diann E.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    F. W. , & Schmidt, W. (2007). Poison frogs. Biology, speciesJ. S. (2003). Notes on poison dart frog breeding at thebehavior in a Panamanian poison-arrow frog (Dendrobates

  2. A mechanism for diversity in warning signals: Conspicuousness versus toxicity in poison frogs

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    Cummings, Molly E.

    A mechanism for diversity in warning signals: Conspicuousness versus toxicity in poison frogs natural variation among poison frog species measured with spectral reflectance and toxicity assays, we components using natural variation among poison frog species. Poison frogs (Dendrobatidae) display some

  3. Virtual Exhibits

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    Virtual Exhibits Inside the Museum Exhibitions Norris Bradbury Museum Lobby Defense Gallery Research Gallery History Gallery TechLab Virtual Exhibits invisible utility element...

  4. adult frog rana: Topics by E-print Network

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    8 frogs per container) in large, clear plastic Rubbermaid containers for seven days plastic containers and observed individuals for signs of ranavirus infection (e.g.,...

  5. Evaluation of Critical Habitat for the California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii)

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    Allen, Michael F.; Tennant, Tracy

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With Comparisons to Rana Aurora and Rana Pretiosa. ” Copeia.M. Jennings. May 1996. “Rana aurora- Red -legged Frog” [WebRed- Legged Frog, Rana aurora, Tadpoles. ” Animal Behaviour

  6. Subsumed under the vernacular name "poison frogs", the superfamily Dendrobatoidea contains the "non-

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    Ringler, Eva

    Subsumed under the vernacular name "poison frogs", the superfamily Dendrobatoidea contains the "non- poisonous poison frogs" in the family Aromobatidae and the "true poison frogs" in the family Dendrobatidae of poisonous species of the dendrobatid genus Epipedobates (Darst and Cummings, 2006), including E. hahneli

  7. Multiple, recurring origins of aposematism and diet specialization in poison frogs

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    Multiple, recurring origins of aposematism and diet specialization in poison frogs Juan Carlos taxa, but, in vertebrates, it is mostly evident in amphibians, reptiles, and fishes. Poison frogs four or five independent origins of apose- matism have occurred within poison frogs; by using

  8. Magnetic Compass Orientation in Larval Iberian Green Frogs, Pelophylax Perezi

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    Phillips, John B.

    Magnetic Compass Orientation in Larval Iberian Green Frogs, Pelophylax Perezi Francisco J. Diego, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA Introduction Magnetic compass orientation has been demonstra- ted). The Eastern newt's magnetic compass is light dependent (Phillips & Borland 1992a,b; Deutschlander et al. 1999

  9. Evidence for selection on coloration in a Panamanian poison frog

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    Cummings, Molly E.

    a remarkable radiation of colour morphs in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama. This species shows extreme no quantitative test has examined this hypothesis. Location Bocas del Toro archipelago, Panama. Methods We use in vertebrates occurs in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in western Panama, where the strawberry poison frog

  10. Dissecting Cell Signaling Using Synthetic Biology: New Methods...

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    Dissecting Cell Signaling Using Synthetic Biology: New Methods for Engineered Control of Protein Kinases and Phosphatases Event Sponsor: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility...

  11. Virtual impactor

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    Yeh, H.C.; Chen, B.T.; Cheng, Y.S.; Newton, G.J.

    1988-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A virtual impactor is described having improved efficiency and low wall losses in which a core of clean air is inserted into the aerosol flow while aerosol flow is maintained adjacent to the inner wall surfaces of the focusing portion of the impactor. The flow rate of the core and the length of the throat of the impactor's collection probe, as well as the dimensional relationships of other components of the impactor adjacent the separation region of the impactor, are selected to optimize separation efficiency. 4 figs.

  12. The Genome of the Western Clawed Frog Xenopus tropicalis

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    Hellsten, Uffe; Harland, Richard M.; Gilchrist, Michael J.; Hendrix, David; Jurka, Jerzy; Kapitonov, Vladimir; Ovcharenko, Ivan; Putnam, Nicholas H.; Shu, Shengqiang; Taher, Leila; Blitz, Ira L.; Blumberg, Bruce; Dichmann, Darwin S.; Dubchak, Inna; Amaya, Enrique; Detter, John C.; Fletcher, Russell; Gerhard, Daniela S.; Goodstein, David; Graves, Tina; Grigoriev, Igor V.; Grimwood, Jane; Kawashima, Takeshi; Lindquist, Erika; Lucas, Susan M.; Mead, Paul E.; Mitros, Therese; Ogino, Hajime; Ohta, Yuko; Poliakov, Alexander V.; Pollet, Nicolas; Robert, Jacques; Salamov, Asaf; Sater, Amy K.; Schmutz, Jeremy; Terry, Astrid; Vize, Peter D.; Warren, Wesley C.; Wells, Dan; Wills, Andrea; Wilson, Richard K.; Zimmerman, Lyle B.; Zorn, Aaron M.; Grainger, Robert; Grammer, Timothy; Khokha, Mustafa K.; Richardson, Paul M.; Rokhsar, Daniel S.

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis is an important model for vertebrate development that combines experimental advantages of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis with more tractable genetics. Here we present a draft genome sequence assembly of X. tropicalis. This genome encodes over 20,000 protein-coding genes, including orthologs of at least 1,700 human disease genes. Over a million expressed sequence tags validated the annotation. More than one-third of the genome consists of transposable elements, with unusually prevalent DNA transposons. Like other tetrapods, the genome contains gene deserts enriched for conserved non-coding elements. The genome exhibits remarkable shared synteny with human and chicken over major parts of large chromosomes, broken by lineage-specific chromosome fusions and fissions, mainly in the mammalian lineage.

  13. Virtual button interface

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    Jones, Jake S. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment. To issue a command, the user directs gaze at a virtual button within the virtual reality environment, causing a perceptible change in the virtual button, which then sends a command corresponding to the virtual button to the computer, optionally after a confirming action is performed by the user, such as depressing a thumb switch.

  14. Virtual button interface

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    Jones, J.S.

    1999-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment are disclosed. To issue a command, the user directs gaze at a virtual button within the virtual reality environment, causing a perceptible change in the virtual button, which then sends a command corresponding to the virtual button to the computer, optionally after a confirming action is performed by the user, such as depressing a thumb switch. 4 figs.

  15. Characterization of seven new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the brilliant-thighed poison frog Allobates femoralis

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    Ringler, Eva

    175 Characterization of seven new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the brilliant-thighed poison novel polymorphic microsatellite markers for the brilliant- thighed poison frog Allobates femoralis by the British Herpetological Society The Neotropical poison frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae) has a pan

  16. Melyrid beetles (Choresine): A putative source for the batrachotoxin alkaloids found in poison-dart frogs

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    Melyrid beetles (Choresine): A putative source for the batrachotoxin alkaloids found in poison a Colombian poison-dart frog and later found in certain passerine birds of New Guinea. Neither vertebrate in the mid-1960s in skin extracts from a Colombian poison-dart frog (family Dendrobatidae) (1, 2). The name

  17. Laser Ablation-ICP-MS Analysis of Dissected Tissue: A

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Laser Ablation-ICP-MS Analysis of Dissected Tissue: A Conservation-Minded Approach to Assessing the animal. In this paper, we report on the application of laser ablation-ICP-MS (LA- ICP-MS) for sampling

  18. Cadaver Dissection and the Ritual Transformation of Medical Students

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    Laudermilk, Ryan

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Human cadaver dissection is a common component of Western medical education. While most students react emotionally to the presence of such a deeply-held symbol of death, the expression of emotion is often seen as unprofessional, ...

  19. Bull Frog Green Energy LLC | 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:EzfeedflagBiomassSustainable andBucoda, Washington: Energy(B2G) (Smart GridBuildingsFrog Green

  20. MHK Technologies/PS Frog | Open Energy Information

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  1. VIRTUAL REALITYVIRTUAL REALITY Introduction

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    Petriu, Emil M.

    Animation Script Sensor Data Fusion & Interpretation Avatar (of a human or of a real object) VIRTUAL SCENE;HUMAN PERCEPTION OF REALITY REAL WORLD / ENVIRONMENT HUMAN (sentient living animal able of sensible Is Virtual Reality? -A Web-Based Introduction, by Jerry Isdale #12;Virtual Environments allow humans

  2. A New Riparial Frog of the Genus Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Eastern Cuba

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    Hedges, Blair

    taken with calipers (0.05 mm accuracy) and an ocular microme- ter. Frog calls were recorded with a Sony TCM 59V portable cassette recorder and Sony ECM 220 microphone. The acoustic analyses were made

  3. Rectilinear Glass-Cut Dissections of Rectangles to Squares

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    Urrutia, Jorge

    Rectilinear Glass-Cut Dissections of Rectangles to Squares Jurek Czyzowicz§ czyzowic is made using only rectilinear glass-cuts, i.e., vertical or horizontal straight-line cuts separating pieces into two. 1 Introduction A glass-cut of a rectangle is a cut by a straight-line segment

  4. Cancer Cell Dissecting the Unique Role of the Retinoblastoma

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    Cancer Cell Article Dissecting the Unique Role of the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor during-cycle control. However, cancer-associated mutations are almost exclusively found in RB, implying that RB has for cancer development; hence, the roles and regulation of RB have been intensively studied (reviewed

  5. SUPPORTING INFORMATION Dissecting the Kinetic Process of Amyloid Fiber Formation

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    Zhang, Yang

    eight Type-I amyloid proteins (the yeast prion Sup35 NW region, Csg Btrunc, Ure2 protein, 2SUPPORTING INFORMATION Dissecting the Kinetic Process of Amyloid Fiber Formation through Asymptotic 2 1 , where A represents proteins with specific conformations before fibrillation, B is proteins

  6. Stochastic variation in reproductive success of a rare frog, Rana sevosa: implications for conservation and for monitoring amphibian

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    Richter, Stephen C.

    Stochastic variation in reproductive success of a rare frog, Rana sevosa: implications and Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, 2401 Chautauqua, Norman, OK

  7. Interactive Virtual Environments Introduction

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    Petriu, Emil M.

    sensor data or by animation scripts. Human users can interact and directly manipulate objects within Reality Interactive Virtual Reality Virtualized Reality Augmented Reality #12;HUMAN PERCEPTION OF REALITY REAL WORLD / ENVIRONMENT HUMAN (sentient living animal able of sensible reasoning) #12;Real

  8. Poison Frog Colors Are Honest Signals of Toxicity, Particularly for Bird Predators. Author(s): Martine E. Maan and Molly E. Cummings

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    Cummings, Molly E.

    Poison Frog Colors Are Honest Signals of Toxicity, Particularly for Bird Predators. Author://www.jstor.org #12;vol. 179, no. 1 the american naturalist january 2012 E-Article Poison Frog Colors Are Honest-polymorphic strawberry poison frog, Dendrobates pumilio. Using a mouse-based toxicity assay, we find extreme variation

  9. Designing a Virtual Manikin Animation Framework Aimed at Virtual Prototyping.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - of available new scientific techniques to animate Virtual Humans, in a new control scheme that better answersDesigning a Virtual Manikin Animation Framework Aimed at Virtual Prototyping. Antoine Rennuit1, 2, and analyse human behaviour in the product's environment (for maintenance, ergonomics...), thanks to Virtual

  10. Host-defense peptides isolated from the skin secretions of the Northern red-legged frog Rana aurora aurora

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    Davidson, Carlos

    Host-defense peptides isolated from the skin secretions of the Northern red-legged frog Rana aurora aurora J. Michael Conlona,*, Agnes Sonnevendb , Carlos Davidsonc , Anni Demandtd , Thierry Jouennee-stimulated skin secretions of the Northern red-legged frog Rana aurora aurora and their primary structures

  11. Evidence from peptidomic analysis of skin secretions that the red-legged frogs, Rana aurora draytonii and

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    Davidson, Carlos

    Evidence from peptidomic analysis of skin secretions that the red-legged frogs, Rana aurora draytonii and Rana aurora aurora, are distinct species J. Michael Conlon a, *, Nadia Al-Ghafari a , Laurent peptides Rana aurora Rana draytonii Skin secretions a b s t r a c t The northern red-legged frog Rana

  12. CONSTRUCTING VIRTUAL HUMAN LIFE SIMULATIONS

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    , Virtual Environments, Behavioral Animation, Object Interaction, Python. 1. INTRODUCTION Virtual humanCONSTRUCTING VIRTUAL HUMAN LIFE SIMULATIONS Marcelo Kallmann, Etienne de Sevin and Daniel Thalmann human life simulations. Our main goal is to have virtual human actors living and working autonomously

  13. The inline virtual impactor

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    Seshadri, Satyanarayanan

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A circumferential slot In-line Virtual Impactor (IVI) has been designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation tools and experimentally characterized using monodispersed liquid aerosols to validate simulation results. The base design...

  14. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

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    None

    2013-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

  15. Jefferson Lab Virtual Tour

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    2014-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Take a virtual tour of the campus of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. You can see inside our two accelerators, three experimental areas, accelerator component fabrication and testing areas, high-performance computing areas and laser labs.

  16. Virtual data in CMS production

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    Arbree, A. et al.

    2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Initial applications of the GriPhyN Chimera Virtual Data System have been performed within the context of CMS Production of Monte Carlo Simulated Data. The GriPhyN Chimera system consists of four primary components: (1) a Virtual Data Language, which is used to describe virtual data products, (2) a Virtual Data Catalog, which is used to store virtual data entries, (3) an Abstract Planner, which resolves all dependencies of a particular virtual data product and forms a location and existence independent plan, (4) a Concrete Planner, which maps an abstract, logical plan onto concrete, physical grid resources accounting for staging in/out files and publishing results to a replica location service. A CMS Workflow Planner, MCRunJob, is used to generate virtual data products using the Virtual Data Language. Subsequently, a prototype workflow manager, known as WorkRunner, is used to schedule the instantiation of virtual data products across a grid.

  17. Dissection of Mitotic Ran Pathway Function Using the Small Molecule Importazole

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    Bird, Stephen Lucien

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Importazole by Stephen Lucien Bird A dissertation submittedrights reserved by Stephen Lucien Bird Abstract DissectionImportazole by Stephen Lucien Bird Doctor of Philosophy in

  18. Dissecting the Cost of the Smart Grid | 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 being directedAnnualPropertyd8c-a9ae-f8521cbb8489 No revision| Open Energy Information At1986) |DisaDissecting

  19. Sperm Storage in the Oviduct of the Internal Fertilizing Frog Ascaphus truei

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    Ronquist, Fredrik

    Sperm Storage in the Oviduct of the Internal Fertilizing Frog Ascaphus truei David M. Sever,1 Education, Notre Dame, Indiana ABSTRACT This study provides the first descriptions of sperm storage junction of the ovisacs. Sperm storage tubules (SSTs) occur in the anterior portions of the ovisacs

  20. Variations of intestinal calcium absorption in adult frogs (Rana esculenta). Effect of lysine

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    Boyer, Edmond

    with calcium absorption. The absorbed calcium is deposited as carbonate in the « chalky» and endolymphatic sacs as phosphates and carbonate. In the present paper we studied the intestinal calcium permeability with or withoutVariations of intestinal calcium absorption in adult frogs (Rana esculenta). Effect of lysine

  1. Beta diversity of frogs in the forests of New Guinea, Amazonia and Europe

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    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Beta diversity of frogs in the forests of New Guinea, Amazonia and Europe are characterized by low beta diversity, both in tropical and in temperate areas. Location Lowland forests tracking. The community data were analysed for alpha and beta diversity. Results Local (alpha) diversity

  2. A NEW SQUEAKER FROG (ARTHROLEPTIDAE: ARTHROLEPTIS) FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF CAMEROON AND NIGERIA

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    A NEW SQUEAKER FROG (ARTHROLEPTIDAE: ARTHROLEPTIS) FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF CAMEROON AND NIGERIA DAVID Plateaus of eastern Nigeria. The known distribution suggests that it may eventually also be found throughout the Acha- Tugi Ridge that traverses the Cameroon­Nigeria border. More than 40 years ago

  3. Bimodal signal requisite for agonistic behavior in a dart-poison frog, Epipedobates femoralis

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    Hödl, Walter

    that physical attacks by a territorial male are provoked only in response to dynamic bimodal stimuli in which that physically and vigorously defends its calling territory against conspecific intruders. Here we report calls, territorial frogs have been reported to adjust their calling pattern (i) by alternating

  4. Copeia,1988(3),pp. 636-641 A New Diminutive Frog from Hispaniola

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    Hedges, Blair

    Copeia,1988(3),pp. 636-641 A New Diminutive Frog from Hispaniola (Leptodactylidae species from Hispaniola and one of the smallest in the genus. THE Massifde la Hotte lies at the end HISPANIOLA *1vg- I, B t.. Fig. 1. Eleutheroda

  5. ATLAS Virtual Visits

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    Goldfarb, Steven; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ATLAS Virtual Visits is a project initiated in 2011 for the Education & Outreach program of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. Its goal is to promote public appreciation of the LHC physics program and particle physics, in general, through direct dialogue between ATLAS physicists and remote audiences. A Virtual Visit is an IP-based videoconference, coupled with a public webcast and video recording, between ATLAS physicists and remote locations around the world, that typically include high school or university classrooms, Masterclasses, science fairs, or other special events, usually hosted by collaboration members. Over the past two years, more than 10,000 people, from all of the world’s continents, have actively participated in ATLAS Virtual Visits, with many more enjoying the experience from the publicly available webcasts and recordings. We present an overview of our experience and discuss potential development for the future.

  6. High efficiency virtual impactor

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    Loo, B.W.

    1980-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Environmental monitoring of atmospheric air is facilitated by a single stage virtual impactor for separating an inlet flow (Q/sub 0/) having particulate contaminants into a coarse particle flow (Q/sub 1/) and a fine particle flow (Q/sub 2/) to enable collection of such particles on different filters for separate analysis. An inlet particle acceleration nozzle and coarse particle collection probe member having a virtual impaction opening are aligned along a single axis and spaced apart to define a flow separation region at which the fine particle flow (Q/sub 2/) is drawn radially outward into a chamber while the coarse particle flow (Q/sub 1/) enters the virtual impaction opening.

  7. Online Games, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    JOUR 447: Online Games, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks Virtual Island Making #12;One element in the look and design of the virtual islands. JOUR 447: Online Games, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks

  8. VirtualPower: Coordinated Power Management in Virtualized Enterprise Systems

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    Yang, Junfeng

    VirtualPower: Coordinated Power Management in Virtualized Enterprise Systems Ripal Nathuji CERCS Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30032 schwan@cc.gatech.edu ABSTRACT Power management has become. This paper explores how to inte- grate power management mechanisms and policies with the virtualization

  9. Isolated Spontaneous Dissection of the Common Iliac Artery: Percutaneous Stent Placement in Two Patients

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    Kwak, Hyo-Sung; Han, Young-Min, E-mail: ymhan@chonbuk.ac.kr; Chung, Gyung-Ho [Chonbuk National University Medical School, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Korea, Republic of); Yu, Hee Chul; Jeong, Yeon-Jun [Chonbuk National University Medical School, Department of Surgery (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Isolated spontaneous dissection of the common iliac artery (CIA) is a rare entity. Two patients with this condition were successfully treated by percutaneous stent placement. We emphasize the feasibility of nonsurgical management by percutaneous stent placement for isolated spontaneous dissection of the CIA.

  10. Virtual Gateway Network Documentation

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    Segall, Adrian

    Virtual Gateway Network Documentation Composed By: Stiven Andre Nikolai Gukov #12;Table of contents.3) VGNET as a network manager 2) VGNET explained 2.1) One PC with multiple Internet access points. 2 both routers. 1.3) VGNET as a network manager Let's look at figure 3 again. The perfect scenario we may

  11. Cloning, characterization, and expression of glucose transporter 2 in the freeze-tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica

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    Lee Jr., Richard E.

    Cloning, characterization, and expression of glucose transporter 2 in the freeze-tolerant wood frog. sylvatica suggests that these transporters contribute importantly to freezing survival. General significance Available online 21 December 2013 Keywords: Anuran Cryoprotectant Ecogeography freeze tolerance Glucose

  12. ELG 5124: Virtual Environments, (Winter 2008) ELG 5124 Virtual Environments (Winter 2008)

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    Petriu, Emil M.

    , human body modeling and animation. #12;ELG 5124: Virtual Environments, (Winter 2008) AnimationELG 5124: Virtual Environments, (Winter 2008) ELG 5124 Virtual Environments (Winter 2008) Tuesday% _______________________________________________ Calendar description Basic concepts. Virtual worlds. Hardware and software support. World modeling

  13. Systematic dissection of regulatory motifs in 2000 predicted human enhancers using a massively parallel reporter assay

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    Kheradpour, Pouya

    Genome-wide chromatin annotations have permitted the mapping of putative regulatory elements across multiple human cell types. However, their experimental dissection by directed regulatory motif disruption has remained ...

  14. Virtual Science Fair | Department of Energy

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    Virtual Science Fair Virtual Science Fair The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) is hosting a national virtual science fair that engages 9th-12th grade students in learning about...

  15. Virtual stationary timed automata for mobile networks

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    Nolte, Tina Ann, 1979-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we formally define a programming abstraction for mobile networks called the Virtual Stationary Automata programming layer, consisting of real mobile clients, virtual timed I/O automata called virtual ...

  16. Expressive Autonomous Cinematography for Interactive Virtual Environments

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    Tomlinson, Bill

    Expressive Autonomous Cinematography for Interactive Virtual Environments Bill Tomlinson Synthetic an automatic cinematography system for interactive virtual environments. This system controls a virtual camera this cinematography system with an ethologically-inspired structure of sensors, emotions, motivations, and action

  17. Designing a Virtual Manikin Animation Framework Aimed at Virtual Prototyping

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    Rennuit, Antoine; Andriot, Claude; Guillaume, François; Chevassus, Nicolas; Chablat, Damien; Chedmail, Patrick

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the industry, numerous commercial packages provide tools to introduce, and analyse human behaviour in the product's environment (for maintenance, ergonomics...), thanks to Virtual Humans. We will focus on control. Thanks to algorithms newly introduced in recent research papers, we think we can provide an implementation, which even widens, and simplifies the animation capacities of virtual manikins. In order to do so, we are going to express the industrial expectations as for Virtual Humans, without considering feasibility (not to bias the issue). The second part will show that no commercial application provides the tools that perfectly meet the needs. Thus we propose a new animation framework that better answers the problem. Our contribution is the integration - driven by need ~ of available new scientific techniques to animate Virtual Humans, in a new control scheme that better answers industrial expectations.

  18. Virtual gap dielectric wall accelerator

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    Caporaso, George James; Chen, Yu-Jiuan; Nelson, Scott; Sullivan, Jim; Hawkins, Steven A

    2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A virtual, moving accelerating gap is formed along an insulating tube in a dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) by locally controlling the conductivity of the tube. Localized voltage concentration is thus achieved by sequential activation of a variable resistive tube or stalk down the axis of an inductive voltage adder, producing a "virtual" traveling wave along the tube. The tube conductivity can be controlled at a desired location, which can be moved at a desired rate, by light illumination, or by photoconductive switches, or by other means. As a result, an impressed voltage along the tube appears predominantly over a local region, the virtual gap. By making the length of the tube large in comparison to the virtual gap length, the effective gain of the accelerator can be made very large.

  19. Weak Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    A. Psaker; W. Melnitchouk; A. V. Radyushkin

    2006-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend the analysis of the deeply virtual Compton scattering process to the weak interaction sector in the generalized Bjorken limit. The virtual Compton scattering amplitudes for the weak neutral and charged currents are calculated at the leading twist within the framework of the nonlocal light-cone expansion via coordinate space QCD string operators. Using a simple model, we estimate cross sections for neutrino scattering off the nucleon, relevant for future high intensity neutrino beam facilities.

  20. Weak Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    Ales Psaker; Wolodymyr Melnitchouk; Anatoly Radyushkin

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend the analysis of the deeply virtual Compton scattering process to the weak interaction sector in the generalized Bjorken limit. The virtual Compton scattering amplitudes for the weak neutral and charged currents are calculated at the leading twist within the framework of the nonlocal light-cone expansion via coordinate space QCD string operators. Using a simple model, we estimate cross sections for neutrino scattering off the nucleon, relevant for future high intensity neutrino beam facilities.

  1. RESEARCH PAPER Frog aorta: An experimental tool for study of action of angiotensin II

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    Maganlal V. Gajera; Sunita B. Chhaiya; Dinesh M. Parmar; Bharat K. Shah

    Angiotensin II (A-II) produces contraction of isolated vascular smooth muscle preparations obtained from rat, guineapig, rabbit and other animals, but reports about effects of A-II on amphibian vascular smooth muscles are lacking. In this study the effects of A-II and its antagonists saralasin and losartan were studied on isolated frog aortic strips. The preparation was very sensitive to A-II. Saralasin in concentrations of 5.48 × 10-7 M, 1.64 × 10-6 M and 5.48 × 10-6 M shifted dose response curve of A-II to the right in a non-parallel manner with a pA2 value of 5.48 and Schild plot having a slope of 0.57 suggesting non-competitive type of antagonism. Losartan in concentrations of 1.08 × 10-12 M, 2.16 × 10-12 M, 4.33 × 10-12 M and 8.67 × 10-12 M inhibited submaximal contractile responses of A-II and pA2 value was 12.02 with Schild plot having a slope of 1.7 indicating competitive type of antagonism. Results of our study showed that frog aorta is a good and stable preparation for study of A-II responses.

  2. Virtual environment tactile system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Renzi, Ronald (90 Arroyo Seco Way, Tracy, San Joaquin County, CA 95376)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for providing a realistic sense of touch in virtual reality by means of programmable actuator assemblies is disclosed. Each tactile actuator assembly consists of a number of individual actuators whose movement is controlled by a computer and associated drive electronics. When an actuator is energized, the rare earth magnet and the associated contactor, incorporated within the actuator, are set in motion by the opposing electromagnetic field of a surrounding coil. The magnet pushes the contactor forward to contact the skin resulting in the sensation of touch. When the electromagnetic field is turned off, the rare earth magnet and the contactor return to their neutral positions due to the magnetic equilibrium caused by the interaction with the ferrous outer sleeve. The small size and flexible nature of the actuator assemblies permit incorporation into a glove, boot or body suit. The actuator has additional applications, such as, for example, as an accelerometer, an actuator for precisely controlled actuations or to simulate the sensation of braille letters.

  3. Virtual environment tactile system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Renzi, R.

    1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for providing a realistic sense of touch in virtual reality by means of programmable actuator assemblies is disclosed. Each tactile actuator assembly consists of a number of individual actuators whose movement is controlled by a computer and associated drive electronics. When an actuator is energized, the rare earth magnet and the associated contactor, incorporated within the actuator, are set in motion by the opposing electromagnetic field of a surrounding coil. The magnet pushes the contactor forward to contact the skin resulting in the sensation of touch. When the electromagnetic field is turned off, the rare earth magnet and the contactor return to their neutral positions due to the magnetic equilibrium caused by the interaction with the ferrous outer sleeve. The small size and flexible nature of the actuator assemblies permit incorporation into a glove, boot or body suit. The actuator has additional applications, such as, for example, as an accelerometer, an actuator for precisely controlled actuations or to simulate the sensation of braille letters. 28 figs.

  4. A New Grass Frog from Pine Forests of Western Cuba, and Description of Acoustic and Pattern Variation in Eleutherodactylus

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    Hedges, Blair

    ). Frog calls were recorded with a Sony TCM 59V portable cassette recorder equipped with a Sony ECM 220 micro- phone, and a Sony WM-D6C cassette re- corder with a Sennheiser ME 80 micro- phone (with amplifier

  5. Virtual Oxygen Sensor for Innovative NOx and PM Emission Control...

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

    Virtual Oxygen Sensor for Innovative NOx and PM Emission Control Technologies Virtual Oxygen Sensor for Innovative NOx and PM Emission Control Technologies A virtual O2 sensor for...

  6. Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2013 Designing an educational dissection activity for a four cylinder engine

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Demirel, Melik C.

    activity for a four cylinder engine Overview General Motors had donated several four cylinder Chevy CruzePENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Spring 2013 Designing an educational dissection engines to the university. The team was challenged with creating an activity that uses these engines

  7. Theoretical and Experimental Dissection of DNA Loop-Mediated Repression James Q. Boedicker,1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Phillips, Rob

    of such models. We dissect gene regulation through DNA looping by tuning network parameters such as repressor as the macro- molecular pipeline linking the critical genetic information hidden within DNA sequences framework for transcriptional regulation [8­10], including in the analysis of gene regulation with DNA

  8. Using Loop Length Variants to Dissect the Folding Pathway of a Four-helix-bundle Protein

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    Mochrie, Simon

    . These observations show that loop alteration may be useful as a general tech- nique for dissecting protein folding pathways. # 1999 Academic Press Keywords: protein folding; kinetics; Rop; loops; four-helix-bundle*Corresponding author Introduction A frequently debated question in the ®eld of protein folding is the importance

  9. Molecular dissection of the roles of nucleotide binding and hydrolysis in dynein's AAA domains

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    Vale, Ronald D.

    Molecular dissection of the roles of nucleotide binding and hydrolysis in dynein's AAA domains (ATPase associated with various cellular activities) domains that are thought to bind nucleotide; the role of nucleotide binding and hydrolysis in each of these four AAA domains has constituted an important and unre

  10. Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine

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    Hunt, Galen

    #12; Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 ­ Virtual Machine Manager VMM Information Experience Team Summary: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage

  11. Developing a Conceptual Model of Virtual Organizations for Citizen Science

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    Crowston, Kevin

    Developing a Conceptual Model of Virtual Organizations for Citizen Science Andrea Wiggins Syracuse-oriented conceptual model of scientific knowledge production through citizen science virtual organizations. Citizen: conceptual models, virtual organizations, citizen science, cyberinfrastructure, massive virtual

  12. Protective effect of taurine on the light-induced disruption of isolated frog rod outer segments

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    Pasantes-Morales, H.; Ademe, R.M.; Quesada, O.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Isolated frog rod outer segments (ROS) incubated in a Krebs-bicarbonate medium, and illuminated for 2 h, show a profound alteration in their structure. This is characterized by distention of discs, vesiculation, and a marked swelling. The light-induced ROS disruption requires the presence of bicarbonate and sodium chloride. Replacement of bicarbonate by TRIS or HEPES protects ROS structure. Also, substitution of sodium chloride by sucrose or choline chloride maintains unaltered the ROS structure. Deletion of calcium, magnesium, or phosphate does not modify the effect produced by illumination. An increased accumulation of labeled bicarbonate and tritiated water is observed in illuminated ROS, as compared with controls in the dark. The presence of taurine, GABA, or glycine, at concentrations of 5-25 mM, effectively counteracts the light-induced ROS disruption. Taurine (25 mM) reduces labeled bicarbonate and tritiated water levels to those observed in the dark incubated ROS.

  13. Virtual Education in Kansas: 1998-2014

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    Adams, Christina Marie

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    K-12 virtual education is a growing trend in American education. Virtual education is defined as K-12 online learning experiences led by district-affiliated teachers as part of a structured public school learning program ...

  14. The DOE Virtual University (DVU) Icon

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

     The Office of Learning & Workforce Development launched a desktop icon for its virtual university.  The DOE Virtual University (DVU) icon is on most of the DOE desktops (most of HQ, except EIA...

  15. Virtual Reality to Improve Remote Control in Presence of Delays

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    or domotics. I. VIRTUAL REALITY AND REMOTE CONTROL One of the aims of virtual reality is to reproduce real

  16. VIRTUAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR SHOE DESIGN: A SAMPLE VIRTUAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT

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    Aristomenis, Antoniadis

    VIRTUAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR SHOE DESIGN: A SAMPLE VIRTUAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT Aura Mihai1 , Mehmet@tex.tuiasi.ro Abstract It is a fact that virtual training has become a key issue in training. There are numerous virtual learning and training environments and, in parallel with this, there are various approaches and tools

  17. The CloudNets Network Virtualization Architecture

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    Schmid, Stefan

    Nets Network Virtualization Architecture Johannes Grassler jgrassler@inet.tu-berlin.de 05. Februar, 2014 Johannes Grassler jgrassler@inet.tu-berlin.de The CloudNets Network Virtualization Architecture #12;..... . .... . .... . ..... . .... . .... . .... . ..... . .... . .... . .... . ..... . .... . .... . .... . ..... . .... . ..... . .... . .... . Johannes Grassler jgrassler@inet.tu-berlin.de The CloudNets Network Virtualization Architecture #12

  18. Information in Virtual Spaces Susanne Riehemann

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zalta, Edward N.

    as a result of developments in immersive interactive virtual 3D spaces, geographic information systems with these visualizations and by studying automatic verbalization of virtual events and automatic creation of virtual events that the user has control over viewpoints and can manipulate data or a

  19. A virtual substitution of Brouwer choice sequence

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    Klaus Lange

    2009-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Step by step a substitution of the well known Brouwer choice sequence will be constructed. It begins with an establishing of quasi alternating prime number series followed by a construction of a virtual sequence in sense of the virtual set definition. The last step gives reasons for why this virtual sequence substitutes the choice sequence created by L. E. J. Brouwer.

  20. Virtual Control Systems Environment (VCSE)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Atkins, Will

    2012-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Will Atkins, a Sandia National Laboratories computer engineer discusses cybersecurity research work for process control systems. Will explains his work on the Virtual Control Systems Environment project to develop a modeling and simulation framework of the U.S. electric grid in order to study and mitigate possible cyberattacks on infrastructure.

  1. Toward Virtual Actors Maciej Kalisiak

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Toronto, University of

    yet another set of demands. One of the key objects being animated are human or human-like characters for storytelling and drama, natural-looking human animation has been a long-sought goal. Although our present. The advent of virtual actors would make computer animation accessible to a much larger user base, bringing

  2. Virtual Control Systems Environment (VCSE)

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Atkins, Will

    2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Will Atkins, a Sandia National Laboratories computer engineer discusses cybersecurity research work for process control systems. Will explains his work on the Virtual Control Systems Environment project to develop a modeling and simulation framework of the U.S. electric grid in order to study and mitigate possible cyberattacks on infrastructure.

  3. Transportation planning: A virtual reality

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bradley, J. [Johnson Controls, International (United States); Hefele, J.; Dolin, R.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An important factor in the development of any base technology is generating it in such a way that these technologies will continue to be useful through systems upgrades and implementation philosophy metamorphoses. Base technologies of traffic engineering including transportation modeling, traffic impact forecasting, traffic operation management, emergency situation routing and re-routing, and signal systems optimization should all be designed with the future in mind. Advanced Traffic Engineering topics, such as Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems, are designed with advanced engineering concepts such as rules-based design and artificial intelligence. All aspects of development of base technologies must include Total Quality Engineering as the primary factor in order to succeed. This philosophy for development of base technologies for the County of Los Alamos is being developed leveraging the resources of the Center for Advanced Engineering Technology (CAET) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The mission of the CAET is to develop next-generation engineering technology that supports the Los Alamos National Laboratory`s mission and to transfer that technology to industry and academia. The CAET`s goal is to promote industrial, academic, and government interactions in diverse areas of engineering technology, such as, design, analysis, manufacturing, virtual enterprise, robotics, telepresence, rapid prototyping, and virtual environment technology. The Center is expanding, enhancing, and increasing core competencies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The CAET has three major thrust areas: development of base technologies, virtual environment technology applications, and educational outreach and training. Virtual environment technology immerses a user in a nonexistent or augmented environment for research or training purposes. Virtual environment technology illustrates the axiom, ``The best way to learn is by doing.``

  4. Using Genomics to Dissect Seed Development (JGI Seventh Annual User Meeting 2012: Genomics of Energy and Environment Meeting)

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    Goldberg, Robert [UCLA

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Robert Goldberg of UCLA presents "Using Genomics to Dissect Seed Development" at the JGI 7th Annual Users Meeting: Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California.

  5. Dissecting the eastern margin of the Tibetan plateau : a study of landslides, erosion and river incision in a transient landscape

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    Ouimet, William Burke

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The eastern margin of the Tibetan plateau is characterized by large rivers dissecting regional topography that has been uplifted in association with the continued convergence of the Indian subcontinent and Eurasia. In this ...

  6. Using Genomics to Dissect Seed Development (JGI Seventh Annual User Meeting 2012: Genomics of Energy and Environment Meeting)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Goldberg, Robert [UCLA] [UCLA

    2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Robert Goldberg of UCLA presents "Using Genomics to Dissect Seed Development" at the JGI 7th Annual Users Meeting: Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California.

  7. Real Oscillations of Virtual Neutrinos

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    W. Grimus; P. Stockinger

    1996-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the conditions for neutrino oscillations in a field theoretical approach by taking into account that only the neutrino production and detection processes, which are localized in space around the coordinates $\\vec{x}_P$ and $\\vec{x}_D$, respectively, can be manipulated. In this sense the neutrinos whose oscillations are investigated appear as virtual lines connecting production with detection in the total Feynman graph and all neutrino fields or states to be found in the discussion are mass eigenfields or eigenstates. We perform a thorough examination of the integral over the spatial components of the inner neutrino momentum and show that in the asymptotic limit $L=|\\vec{x}_D - \\vec{x}_P| \\rightarrow \\infty$ the virtual neutrinos become ``real'' and under certain conditions the usual picture of neutrino oscillations emerges without ambiguities.

  8. Real oscillations of virtual neutrinos

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    Grimus, Walter

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the conditions for neutrino oscillations in a field theoretical approach by taking into account that only the neutrino production and detection processes, which are localized in space around the coordinates \\vec{x}_P and \\vec{x}_D, respectively, can be manipulated. In this sense the neutrinos whose oscillations are investigated appear as virtual lines connecting production with detection in the total Feynman graph and all neutrino fields or states to be found in the discussion are mass eigenfields or eigenstates. We perform a thorough examination of the integral over the spatial components of the inner neutrino momentum and show that in the asymptotic limit L=|\\vec{x}_D - \\vec{x}_P| \\rightarrow \\infty the virtual neutrinos become ``real'' and under certain conditions the usual picture of neutrino oscillations emerges without ambiguities.

  9. Computer Assisted Virtual Environment - CAVE

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    Erickson, Phillip; Podgorney, Robert; Weingartner, Shawn; Whiting, Eric

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Research at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies is taking on another dimension with a 3-D device known as a Computer Assisted Virtual Environment. The CAVE uses projection to display high-end computer graphics on three walls and the floor. By wearing 3-D glasses to create depth perception and holding a wand to move and rotate images, users can delve into data.

  10. Science with Virtual Observatory Tools

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    P. Padovani

    2004-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The Virtual Observatory is now mature enough to produce cutting-edge science results. The exploitation of astronomical data beyond classical identification limits with interoperable tools for statistical identification of sources has become a reality. I present the discovery of 68 optically faint, obscured (i.e., type 2) active galactic nuclei (AGN) candidates in the two GOODS fields using the Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO) prototype. Thirty-one of these sources have high estimated X-ray powers (>10^44 erg/s) and therefore qualify as optically obscured quasars, the so-called QSO 2. The number of these objects in the GOODS fields is now 40, an improvement of a factor > 4 when compared to the only 9 such sources previously known. By going ~ 3 magnitudes fainter than previously known type 2 AGN in the GOODS fields the AVO is sampling a region of redshift -- power space much harder to reach with classical methods. I also discuss the AVO move to our next phase, the EURO-VO, and our short-term plans to continue doing science with the Virtual Observatory.

  11. Virtual data in CMS analysis

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    A. Arbree et al.

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of virtual data for enhancing the collaboration between large groups of scientists is explored in several ways: by defining ''virtual'' parameter spaces which can be searched and shared in an organized way by a collaboration of scientists in the course of their analysis; by providing a mechanism to log the provenance of results and the ability to trace them back to the various stages in the analysis of real or simulated data; by creating ''check points'' in the course of an analysis to permit collaborators to explore their own analysis branches by refining selections, improving the signal to background ratio, varying the estimation of parameters, etc.; by facilitating the audit of an analysis and the reproduction of its results by a different group, or in a peer review context. We describe a prototype for the analysis of data from the CMS experiment based on the virtual data system Chimera and the object-oriented data analysis framework ROOT. The Chimera system is used to chain together several steps in the analysis process including the Monte Carlo generation of data, the simulation of detector response, the reconstruction of physics objects and their subsequent analysis, histogramming and visualization using the ROOT framework.

  12. Virtual(ly) Queer: Anti-Genealogy and Obsessive-Compulsion in Bechdels' Fun Home

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    Gill-Peterson, Julian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    will require giving up on genealogy to notice the virtuallyVirtual(ly) Queer: Anti-Genealogy and Obsessive-Compulsionlines are the form of genealogies, the tracing of lines of

  13. Numerically Estimating Internal Models of Dynamic Virtual Objects

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sekuler, Robert

    human subjects to manipulate a computer-animated virtual object. This virtual object (vO) was a high, human cognition, human information processing, ideal performer, internal model, virtual object, virtual, specifically how humans acquire an internal model of a dynamic virtual object. Our methodology minimizes

  14. Active Perception in Virtual Humans Tamer F. Rabie Demetri Terzopoulos

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    Active Perception in Virtual Humans Tamer F. Rabie Demetri Terzopoulos Department of Electrical prescribes artificial animals, or animats, situated in physics- based virtual worlds as autonomous virtual a pro- totype animat vision implementation within realistic virtual human soldiers situated in a virtual

  15. A virtual company concept for reservoir management

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    Martin, F.D. [Dave Martin and Associates, Inc. (United States); Kendall, R.P.; Whitney, E.M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes how reservoir management problems were pursued with a virtual company concept via the Internet and World Wide Web. The focus of the paper is on the implementation of virtual asset management teams that were assembled with small independent oil companies. The paper highlights the mechanics of how the virtual team transferred data and interpretations, evaluated geological models of complex reservoirs, and used results of simulation studies to analyze various reservoir management strategies.

  16. Virtual Hydropower Prospecting – Searching for Hydropower Gold

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    Douglas G. Hall

    2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The availability of geographic information system (GIS) tools and analytical modeling of natural streams has made it possible to perform virtual “river inventories” that were formerly done using topographic maps, stream flow estimates, and physical reconnaissance. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) virtually assessed the gross power potential of all natural streams in the United States of America and identified feasible potential project sites and estimated their developable power potential. The results of this virtual prospecting have been incorporated into a GIS application called the Virtual Hydropower Prospector that is available for public use on the Internet.

  17. Virtual Training Centre For CNC: a Sample Virtual Training Environment Mehmet Sahin1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Aristomenis, Antoniadis

    Virtual Training Centre For CNC: a Sample Virtual Training Environment Mehmet Sahin1 , Süleyman bilalis@dpem.tuc.gr Abstract It is a fact that virtual training has been a scope of interest for vocational training for a very long time. However, it needs more time to be more common in all specific

  18. Virtualized Network Control: Final Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ghani, Nasir [University of New Mexico

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final report for the Virtualized Network Control (VNC) project, which was funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. This project was also informally referred to as Advanced Resource Computation for Hybrid Service and TOpology NEtworks (ARCHSTONE). This report provides a summary of the project's activities, tasks, deliverable, and accomplishments. It also provides a summary of the documents, software, and presentations generated as part of this projects activities. Namely, the Appendix contains an archive of the deliverables, documents, and presentations generated a part of this project.

  19. Reactive behaviour for autonomous virtual agents using fuzzy logic 

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    Jaafar, Jafreezal

    2009-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the fundamental aspects of a virtual environment is the virtual agents that inhabit them. In many applications, virtual agents are required to perceive input information from their environment and make decisions ...

  20. Profiling and Modeling Resource Usage of Virtualized Applications

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    Simunic, Tajana

    , and fully managed adaptive infrastruc- tures. Virtualization technologies promise great opportunities for reducing energy and hardware costs through server consolidation. Moreover, virtualization can optimize needs. However, to safely transition an application running natively on real hardware to a virtualized

  1. WebGL for Dynamic Virtual Globes

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    WebGL for Dynamic Virtual Globes Patrick Cozzi Analytical Graphics, Inc. pcozzi@agi.com @pjcozzi #12;No anisotropic filtering Overview Cesium A WebGL virtual globe for visualizing dynamic data-side #12;Cesium Architecture - Renderer Scene Renderer Core Renderer - a thin abstraction over Web

  2. Some Aspects of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    Elena Kuchina

    2004-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider different aspects of the virtual Compton amplitude in QCD on two examples: small-x physics accessible in the Regge regime and twist-3 approximation in the description of DVCS through the general parton distributions. Using this model, we give an estimate for the cross section of deeply virtual Compton scattering for the kinematics of CEBAF at Jefferson Lab.

  3. A Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering Amplitude

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    M. Capua; S. Fazio; R. Fiore; L. Jenkovszky; F. Paccanoni

    2006-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A factorized Regge-pole model for deeply virtual Compton scattering is suggested. The use of an effective logarithmic Regge-Pomeron trajectory provides for the description of both ``soft'' (small $|t|$) and ``hard'' (large $|t|$) dynamics. The model contains explicitly the photoproduction and the DIS limits and fits the existing HERA data on deeply virtual Compton scattering.

  4. QCD Sum Rules and Virtual Compton Scattering

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    A. V. Radyushkin

    1996-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In this talk I report on recent progress in a few areas closely related to the virtual Compton scattering studies. In particular, I discuss the quark-hadron duality estimate of the $\\gamma^* p \\to \\Delta^+$ transition, QCD sum rule calculation of the $\\gamma \\gamma^* \\to \\pi^0$ form factor, and application of perturbative QCD to deeply virtual Compton scattering at small $t$.

  5. Storage Management in Virtualized Cloud Environment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Liu, Ling

    the performance bottlenecks in a virtualized setup and understanding the implications of workload combinations present the measurement results of detailed experiments conducted on a virtualized setup focusing/applications enable ubiquitous access to data besides the ability to harness massive computing power even from

  6. Green Virtual Enterprises and their Breeding Environments

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Green Virtual Enterprises and their Breeding Environments David Romero, Arturo Molina Tecnológico. This paper introduces a Green Virtual Enterprise (GVE) model as an emerging sustainable manufacturing and logistics mode focused on offering, delivering and recovering green products to/from the market, under

  7. Coordination and sociability for intelligent virtual agents

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Grimaldo, Francisco

    produce low quality animations where characters do not act realistically. Moreover, virtual humans an elegant and formal framework to animate synthetic humans. When designing such agents, the main concern has that will be finally animated. Virtual actors normally operate in dynamic resource bounded contexts; thus, multi

  8. PREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    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

  9. SMART Wind Consortium Composites Subgroup Virtual Meeting: Advanced...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    SMART Wind Consortium Composites Subgroup Virtual Meeting: Advanced Manufacturing of Wind Turbine Blades SMART Wind Consortium Composites Subgroup Virtual Meeting: Advanced...

  10. Integrated Virtual Lab in Supporting Heavy Duty Engine and Vehicle...

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

    Virtual Lab in Supporting Heavy Duty Engine and Vehicle Emission Rulemaking Integrated Virtual Lab in Supporting Heavy Duty Engine and Vehicle Emission Rulemaking Presentation...

  11. Proposed Virtual Center for Excellence for Metal Hydride Development

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

    & Engineering Sciences Center Atoms to Continuum Proposed Virtual Center of Excellence Proposed Virtual Center of Excellence for Metal Hydride Development for Metal Hydride...

  12. Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next...

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

    Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions February 20,...

  13. Virtual Center of Excellence for Hydrogen Storage - Chemical...

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

    Virtual Center of Excellence for Hydrogen Storage - Chemical Hydrides Virtual Center of Excellence for Hydrogen Storage - Chemical Hydrides Presentation from the Hydrogen Storage...

  14. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: The Environmental Benefit...

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

    The Environmental Benefit of Bioenergy BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: The Environmental Benefit of Bioenergy BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: The Environmental Benefit of...

  15. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Science & Technology Sustainable...

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

    Science & Technology Sustainable Transportation Fuels BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Science & Technology Sustainable Transportation Fuels BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair:...

  16. T-678: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor VLAN Packet...

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

    8: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor VLAN Packet Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service T-678: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor VLAN Packet...

  17. Buildings of the Future Research Project Launch and Virtual Panel...

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

    Buildings of the Future Research Project Launch and Virtual Panel Discussion on Building Technology Trends Buildings of the Future Research Project Launch and Virtual Panel...

  18. Eur. J. Phys. 18 (1997) 307313. Printed in the UK PII: S0143-0807(97)84689-2 Of flying frogs and levitrons

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Schnack, Jürgen

    Eur. J. Phys. 18 (1997) 307­313. Printed in the UK PII: S0143-0807(97)84689-2 Of flying frogs, The Netherlands Received 4 June 1997 Abstract. Diamagnetic objects are repelled by magnetic fields. If the fields of physicists and the general public. In the LevitronTM (Berry 1996, Simon et al 1997, Jones et al 1997

  19. Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    VLT Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science Stan Milora, ORNL Director, Virtual and ITER #12;VLT Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science The Technology Program Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science The VLT is the steward of burning plasma

  20. Interaction Techniques with Virtual Humans in Mixed Environments

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    animation have led to the integration of Virtual Humans [9] into interactive 3D environments. With emergeInteraction Techniques with Virtual Humans in Mixed Environments Selim Balcisoy, Marcelo Kallmann use virtual humans as mediators between the real and virtual world. Keywords: Interaction Techniques

  1. National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The webinar will be a dynamic, virtual conversation for educators about ongoing efforts from across the country in utilizing the Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Framework to address one of our nation's’ biggest national challenges, energy illiteracy.

  2. Robotics virtual rail system and method

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.

  3. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Bioenergy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  4. QED radiative corrections to virtual Compton scattering

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    M. Vanderhaeghen; J. M. Friedrich; D. Lhuillier; D. Marchand; L. Van Hoorebeke; J. Van de Wiele

    2000-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The QED radiative corrections to virtual Compton scattering (reaction $e p \\to e p \\gamma$) are calculated to first order in $\\alpha_{em} \\equiv e^2 / 4 \\pi$. A detailed study is presented for the one-loop virtual corrections and for the first order soft-photon emission contributions. Furthermore, a full numerical calculation is given for the radiative tail, corresponding with photon emission processes, where the photon energy is not very small compared with the lepton momenta. We compare our results with existing works on elastic electron-proton scattering, and show for the $e p \\to e p \\gamma$ reaction how the observables are modified due to these first order QED radiative corrections. We show results for both unpolarized and polarized observables of the virtual Compton scattering in the low energy region (where one is sensitive to the generalized polarizabilities of the nucleon), as well as for the deeply virtual Compton scattering.

  5. Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory

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    progress with more modest near-term budgets. #12;Slide 5 Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National requirement: modest growth of HIFS-VNL budget from present 7.7 M$/yr to ~16M$/yr, including suppo

  6. Virtual tour: INL's space battery facility

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    Johnson, Steve

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This virtual tour shows how INL fuels and tests nuclear power systems for deep space missions. To learn more about INL's contribution to the Mars Science Laboratory, visit http://www.inl.gov/marsrover.

  7. Virtual tour: INL's space battery facility

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    Johnson, Steve

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This virtual tour shows how INL fuels and tests nuclear power systems for deep space missions. To learn more about INL's contribution to the Mars Science Laboratory, visit http://www.inl.gov/marsrover.

  8. Endovascular Treatment of Spontaneous Isolated Dissecting Aneurysm of the Superior Mesenteric Artery Using Stent-Assisted Coil Embolization

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ozaki, Toshiro [Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Department of Radiation Oncology (Japan)], E-mail: tochi@med.niigata-u.ac.jp; Kimura, Motomasa [School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Niigata University, Department of Radiological Technology (Japan); Yoshimura, Norihiko; Hori, Yoshiro; Takano, Toru; Kamura, Takesi; Yamamoto, Satoshi; Sasai, Keisuke [Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Department of Radiation Oncology (Japan)

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Spontaneous isolated dissecting aneurysm of the main trunk of the superior mesenteric artery is a rare condition. We treated a patient with this condition successfully by stent-assisted coil embolization. Intravascular stent placement may widen the indications for endovascular coiling of the aneurysmal false lumen to avoid perforation.

  9. Balanced Virtual Humans Interacting with their Environment

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    Rennuit, Antoine; Merlhiot, Xavier; Andriot, Claude; Guillaume, François; Chevassus, Nicolas; Chablat, Damien; Chedmail, Patrick

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The animation of human avatars seems very successful; the computer graphics industry shows outstanding results in films everyday, the game industry achieves exploits... Nevertheless, the animation and control processes of such manikins are very painful. It takes days to a specialist to build such animated sequences, and it is not adaptive to any type of modifications. Our main purpose is the virtual human for engineering, especially virtual prototyping. As for this domain of activity, such amounts of time are prohibitive.

  10. Quantitative Tools for Dissection of Hydrogen-Producing Metabolic Networks-Final Report

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    Rabinowitz, Joshua D.; Dismukes, G.Charles.; Rabitz, Herschel A.; Amador-Noguez, Daniel

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    During this project we have pioneered the development of integrated experimental-computational technologies for the quantitative dissection of metabolism in hydrogen and biofuel producing microorganisms (i.e. C. acetobutylicum and various cyanobacteria species). The application of these new methodologies resulted in many significant advances in the understanding of the metabolic networks and metabolism of these organisms, and has provided new strategies to enhance their hydrogen or biofuel producing capabilities. As an example, using mass spectrometry, isotope tracers, and quantitative flux-modeling we mapped the metabolic network structure in C. acetobutylicum. This resulted in a comprehensive and quantitative understanding of central carbon metabolism that could not have been obtained using genomic data alone. We discovered that biofuel production in this bacterium, which only occurs during stationary phase, requires a global remodeling of central metabolism (involving large changes in metabolite concentrations and fluxes) that has the effect of redirecting resources (carbon and reducing power) from biomass production into solvent production. This new holistic, quantitative understanding of metabolism is now being used as the basis for metabolic engineering strategies to improve solvent production in this bacterium. In another example, making use of newly developed technologies for monitoring hydrogen and NAD(P)H levels in vivo, we dissected the metabolic pathways for photobiological hydrogen production by cyanobacteria Cyanothece sp. This investigation led to the identification of multiple targets for improving hydrogen production. Importantly, the quantitative tools and approaches that we have developed are broadly applicable and we are now using them to investigate other important biofuel producers, such as cellulolytic bacteria.

  11. Motion Capture Based Animation for Virtual Human Demonstrators: Modeling, Parameterization and Planning

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    Huang, Yazhou

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sive gaze animation for virtual humans. ” In Proceedings ofCapture Based Animation for Virtual Human Demonstrators:Capture Based Animation for Virtual Human Demonstrators:

  12. Army Virtual Housing Experience The Army virtual housing experience provides Soldiers and Families world class

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Army Virtual Housing Experience Fact Sheet OVERVIEW The Army virtual housing experience provides Soldiers and Families world class customer focused housing information which allows them to make informed housing choices regarding off-post, privatized or government housing upon receipt of orders by using

  13. An Architecture for Managing Virtual Circuit and Virtual Path Services on ATM Networks

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    Columbia University

    1 An Architecture for Managing Virtual Circuit and Virtual Path Services on ATM Networks Abstract management architecture that provides the services and is instrumented for network management purposes service monitor- ing and control functions. The network management architecture proposes complete managed

  14. Isis essay review 1 P. N. Edwards Virtual Machines, Virtual Infrastructures

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    Isis essay review 1 P. N. Edwards Virtual Machines, Virtual Infrastructures: The New Historiography of Information Technology Published in Isis, 1998 Review of: Campbell-Kelly, Martin; Aspray, William. Computer and the author of many books on computer history, including three #12;Isis essay review 2 P. N. Edwards

  15. July 2012July 2012 Cloud Computing and Virtualization:Cloud Computing and Virtualization

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    Liu, Jiangchuan (JC)

    July 2012July 2012 Cloud Computing and Virtualization:Cloud Computing and Virtualization/26/2633 Recent: CloudRecent: Cloud The fast growth of cloud computing Cloud file storage/synchronization services Google entries about cloud computing: 184,000,000 #12;July 2012July 2012 44/26/2644 Our CloudOur Cloud 7

  16. Treatment of Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Spontaneous Dissection with Pseudoaneurysm and Unilateral Lower Cranial Nerves Palsy by Two Silk Flow Diverters

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Zelenak, Kamil, E-mail: zelenak@unm.sk [University Hospital, Department of Radiology (Slovakia); Zelenakova, Jana [University Hospital, Department of Neurology (Slovakia); DeRiggo, Julius [University Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery (Slovakia); Kurca, Egon; Kantorova, Ema [University Hospital, Department of Neurology (Slovakia); Polacek, Hubert [University Hospital, Department of Radiology (Slovakia)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Internal carotid artery (ICA) lesions in the parapharyngeal space (a dissection and a pseudoaneurysm) may present as isolated lower cranial nerves (IX, X, XI, and XII) palsy (Collet-Sicard syndrome). Some arteriopathies such as fibromuscular dysplasia and tortuosity make a vessel predisposed to dissection. Extreme vessel tortuosity makes the treatment by a stent graft impossible. Two Silk stents were used in a 46 year-old man with left lower cranial nerves (IX-XII) palsy for the treatment of left ICA spontaneous dissection with pseudoaneurysm. A follow-up angiogram 5 months later confirmed pseudoaneurysm thrombosis and patency of the left ICA. The patient recovered completely from the deficits.

  17. Ion mobility spectrometer with virtual aperture grid

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Pfeifer, Kent B. (Los Lunas, NM); Rumpf, Arthur N. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    An ion mobility spectrometer does not require a physical aperture grid to prevent premature ion detector response. The last electrodes adjacent to the ion collector (typically the last four or five) have an electrode pitch that is less than the width of the ion swarm and each of the adjacent electrodes is connected to a source of free charge, thereby providing a virtual aperture grid at the end of the drift region that shields the ion collector from the mirror current of the approaching ion swarm. The virtual aperture grid is less complex in assembly and function and is less sensitive to vibrations than the physical aperture grid.

  18. Understanding the Team Dynamics of an Executive Virtual Team

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Riley, Ramona Leonard

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    employ virtuality in their work regimen. Therefore, organizations employ virtual executives to work teams with ideal skill sets to effectively persevere and complete tasks through distance, space, and time. The purpose of this study was to identify...

  19. Virtual Mentor American Medical Association Journal of Ethics

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    Fujimura, Joan

    Virtual Mentor American Medical Association Journal of Ethics August 2012, Volume 14, Number 8: 657, such as a particular genetic variant that might be related www.virtualmentor.org Virtual Mentor, August 2012--Vol 14

  20. Exploring Second Life as a beneficial virtual learning environment 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Haisworth, Reissa

    2008-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    With the growth of the internet comes the development of virtual worlds which create a perfect setting for meeting new people from around the world, chatting to existing friends and learning. Second Life is a virtual world ...

  1. Presence in a Distributed Virtual Environment for Cooperative Visualization

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Blake, Edwin

    Presence in a Distributed Virtual Environment for Cooperative Visualization Juan Casanueva of computer networks and computer graphics technology, Collabora- tive Virtual Environments are becoming-Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). Collaborative Vir- tual Environments involve the use of a distributed architecture

  2. A circumferential slot virtual impactor for bioaerosol concentration

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Adams, Clinton Wayne

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A virtual impactor aerosol concentrator with a circumferential inlet slot has been built and tested. Circumferential slot virtual impactors (CSVIs) have low pressure losses, similar to linear slot impactors, but without particle losses due to end...

  3. The Virtual (Re)Construction of History: Some Epistemological Questions

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    El Antably, Ahmed

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Antably: The Virtual (Re)Construction of History 14. DoreenMay 1, 2010 THE VIRTUAL (RE)CONSTRUCTION OF HISTORY: SOMEthe use of perspectival constructions that emulate everyday

  4. 2015 SunShot Incubator Virtual Showcase Slides

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Download the slides from the 2015 SunShot Initiative Incubator Virtual Showcase webinar, which occurred March 4, 2015

  5. auditory virtual environments: Topics by E-print Network

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

    impor- tance Liu, Ling 52 Natural Interaction in Virtual Environments Gabriel Zachmann Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites Summary: -environment...

  6. Virtual Clay: Haptics-based Deformable Solids of Arbitrary Topology

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McDonnell, Kevin

    Virtual Clay: Haptics-based Deformable Solids of Arbitrary Topology Kevin T. McDonnell and Hong Qin|qin}@cs.sunysb.edu Abstract. This paper presents Virtual Clay as a novel, interactive, dy- namic, haptics-based deformable solid of arbitrary topology. Our Virtual Clay methodology is a unique, powerful visual modeling paradigm

  7. Virtual Compass: Relative Positioning To Sense Mobile Social Interactions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hunt, Galen

    Virtual Compass: Relative Positioning To Sense Mobile Social Interactions Nilanjan Banerjee in availability and ac- curacy. Virtual Compass is a peer-based relative positioning system that relies solely movement. We have im- plemented Virtual Compass on mobile phones and laptops, and we eval- uate it using

  8. Virtualizing Power Cords by Wireless Power Transmission and Energy Harvesting

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    Tentzeris, Manos

    technology can be called the virtualization of the communication line, wireless power transmissionVirtualizing Power Cords by Wireless Power Transmission and Energy Harvesting Yoshihiro Kawahara1 for the virtualization of power cords for electrical devices. The first approach is a new concept for routing electric

  9. NIST Special Publication 1173 Virtual Cement and Concrete

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    #12;NIST Special Publication 1173 Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Version 9.5 User;Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Version 9.5 User Guide Jeffrey W. Bullard1 Materials-8615 This document serves as the user's guide for the Virtual Cement and Con- crete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL

  10. Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    VLT Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science Stan Milora, ORNL Director, Virtual for Technology For Fusion Energy Science VLT Research MissionVLT Research Mission To contribute to the national;VLT Virtual Laboratory for Technology For Fusion Energy Science OutlineOutline · VLT contributions

  11. Coevolution Produces an Arms Race Among Virtual Plants

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ebner, Marc

    Coevolution Produces an Arms Race Among Virtual Plants Marc Ebner, Adrian Grigore, Alexander He#11 create plants for a virtual environment. The plants are represented as context-free Lin- denmayer systems. OpenGL is used to visualize and evaluate the plants. Our plants have to collect virtual sunlight

  12. Web Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: Methodology and Tools

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . These are the keywords. Web based simulation, Virtual Scientific Experiment, e-learning 1. INTRODUCTION Until now Technology for Enhanced Learning 1 #12;Web Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: MethodologyWeb Based Simulations for Virtual Scientific Experiment: Methodology and Tools Giovannina Albano

  13. Leadership in self-managing virtual teams Kevin Crowston

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    Crowston, Kevin

    1 Leadership in self-managing virtual teams Kevin Crowston Syracuse University, School acknowledge the contri- butions of Hala Annabi, Chengetai Masango and James Howison. #12;Leadership in self-managing virtual teams Leadership in self-managing virtual teams Abstract In this paper, we present a theory

  14. Towards a Virtual Environment for Interactive World Building

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    Towards a Virtual Environment for Interactive World Building Dieter Schmalstieg and Michael|gervautz@cg.tuwien.ac.at http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/ Abstract We propose an architecture for virtual environments that is aimed and maintenance of the virtual environment. Users can be present in the environment using software clients

  15. The Virtual Stuntman: Dynamic Characters with a Repertoire of

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    Panne, M. van de

    is applicable and expected to work properly. Key words: Artificial Life, Virtual Humans, Computer Animation considerable progress in animating virtual humans [1,5], physics-based an- imated characters with a large is the creation of virtual actors that autonomously synthesize realistic human motions and possess a broad

  16. CREATING 3D ANIMATED HUMAN BEHAVIORS FOR VIRTUAL WORLDS

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    i CREATING 3D ANIMATED HUMAN BEHAVIORS FOR VIRTUAL WORLDS Jan M. Allbeck A DISSERTATION in Computer, and a scholar. #12;iv ABSTRACT CREATING 3D ANIMATED HUMAN BEHAVIORS FOR VIRTUAL WORLDS Jan M. Allbeck Norman I. Badler Creating virtual scenarios that simulate a substantial human population with typical and varied

  17. Towards an Intelligent Affective Multimodal Virtual Agent for Uncertain Environments

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    Baldassarri, Sandra

    . It is based on the integration of Maxine, a powerful multimodal animation engine for managing virtual agents-time animation. 1. INTRODUCTION Most research on social interfaces is related to the design of virtual agents human- computer interface [1, 2]. A virtual agent must be believable: it has to move properly, paying

  18. Perception of Body and Hand Animations for Realistic Virtual Characters

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Perception of Body and Hand Animations for Realistic Virtual Characters Sophie J¨org Dissertation human is still a big challenge. The motions of a virtual character in a movie or in a game have a large. However, despite great improvements in recent years, creating a persua- sive and highly realistic virtual

  19. Virtual Humans for Animation, Ergonomics, and Simulation Norman Badler

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    Badler, Norman I.

    Virtual Humans for Animation, Ergonomics, and Simulation Norman Badler Center for Human Modeling speed and control methods needed to portray 3D virtual humans suitable for real interactive applications of Pennsylvania with the Jack system. Various aspects of real­time virtual humans are considered

  20. The Virtual Stuntman: Dynamic Characters with a Repertoire of

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    properly. Key words: Artificial Life, Virtual Humans, Computer Animation, Character Animation, Physics An ambitious goal in the area of physics-based computer animation is the creation of virtual actors virtual humans [1,5], physics-based an- imated characters with a large repertoire of motor skills have so

  1. An Interactive Interface for Directing Virtual Gael Sannier

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pratt, Vaughan

    1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Abstract. Research on Virtual Humans spans from body animation to speech important issues: - Fully integrated virtual humans with facial and body animation, and speech. - A straightforward user interface for designers and directors. VHD system provides a range of virtual human animation

  2. The Director's Lens: An Intelligent Assistant for Virtual Cinematography

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .1 [Multimedia Information Systems]: Animations, Video General Terms Algorithms, Human Factors Keywords Virtual-generated animations, the task of crafting virtual camera work and edits for a sequence of 3D animation remains a timeThe Director's Lens: An Intelligent Assistant for Virtual Cinematography Christophe Lino IRISA

  3. Jacob -An Animated Instruction Agent in Virtual Reality

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nijholt, Anton

    of a 3D virtual environment where an animated human- like agent called Jacob gives instructionJacob - An Animated Instruction Agent in Virtual Reality Marc Evers1, Anton Nijholt1 1 University of virtual reality techniques and in- volves the design and construction of an animated agent in a 3

  4. Virtualizing Operating Systems for Seamless Distributed Environments

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    Dasgupta, Partha

    Virtualizing Operating Systems for Seamless Distributed Environments 1 Tom Boyd and Partha Dasgupta of the "Computing Communities" project, a joint effort between Arizona State University and New York University. Abstract Applications and operating systems can be augmented with extra functionality by injecting

  5. Collaborative Virtual Environment Standards: A Performance Evaluation

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    Ottawa, University of

    for each standard varies from graphics and rendering to simulation and network communication. Standards categories: Rendering and Graphics and Communications Middleware. 2.1 Rendering and Graphics These standards1 Collaborative Virtual Environment Standards: A Performance Evaluation Jauvane C. de Oliveira

  6. Collision Avoidance in Virtual Environments through

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    Beckhaus, Steffi

    no counterpart in VEs. Examples are temperature difference (cold exterior walls radiating coolness we describe a new technique to make users aurally aware of walls surrounding them in a Virtual Interfaces: Auditory (non-speech) feedback. General Terms Design, Experimentation, Human Factors, Performance

  7. Colour dipoles and deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    R. Sandapen

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I report on an analysis of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) within the dipole model, done in collaboration with M. McDermott and G. Shaw. The two models considered here are distinct in their structure and implications. They both agree with the available cross-section data on DVCS from HERA. Predictions for various asymmetries are also given.

  8. Prudhoe Bay Oil Production Optimization: Using Virtual

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    1 Prudhoe Bay Oil Production Optimization: Using Virtual Intelligence Techniques, Stage One: Neural total field oil production by optimizing the gas discharge rates and pressures at the separation handling capacity and subsequent oil production. 10 YEAR AVERAGE AMBIENT 1990-2000 & 2001, 2002 Averages

  9. A Virtual Infrastructure for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Stojmenovic, Ivan

    &CHAPTER 4 A Virtual Infrastructure for Wireless Sensor Networks STEPHAN OLARIU and QINGWEN XU Old, and wireless communications 107 Handbook of Sensor Networks: Algorithms and Architectures, Edited by I and communication infra- structures, called wireless sensor networks, will have a significant impact on a wide array

  10. DOE Sustainability Awards Best Practices Virtual Workshop

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) will host a virtual best practices workshop on April 23, 2014 (2:00-3:30 PM EDT) to recognize the winners of the 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards. Award winners will present on their accomplishments and answer brief questions on their programs and projects. Please join us in celebrating the 2013 DOE Sustainability Awards winners.

  11. Ames Lab 101: C6: Virtual Engineering

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    None

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Ames Laboratory scientist Doug McCorkle explains the importance of virtual engineering and talks about the C6. The C6 is a three-dimensional, fully-immersive synthetic environment residing in the center atrium of Iowa State University's Howe Hall.

  12. A Reconfiguration Language for Virtualized Grid Infrastructures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ´eger, and Jean-Marc Menaud Ascola (EMN/INRIA, LINA) Ecole des Mines de Nantes 4, rue Alfred Kastler 44307 Nantes Systems (DAIS), France (2010)" #12;2 R´emy Pottier, Marc L´eger, and Jean-Marc Menaud virtual machine

  13. A Reconfiguration Language for Virtualized Grid Infrastructures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ´eger, and Jean-Marc Menaud Ascola (EMN/INRIA, LINA) Ecole des Mines de Nantes 4, rue Alfred Kastler 44307 Nantes : 10.1007/978-3-642-13645-0_4 #12;2 R´emy Pottier, Marc L´eger, and Jean-Marc Menaud virtual machine

  14. Talk to the Virtual Hands: Self-Animated Avatars Improve Communication in Head-Mounted Display Virtual

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    Talk to the Virtual Hands: Self-Animated Avatars Improve Communication in Head-Mounted Display Virtual Environments Trevor J. Dodds1 *, Betty J. Mohler1 , Heinrich H. Bu¨ lthoff1,2 1 Human Perception¨lthoff HH (2011) Talk to the Virtual Hands: Self-Animated Avatars Improve Communication in Head

  15. February 13, 2008 Virtualized Environments for the Harness High Performance Computing Workbench 1/17 Virtualized Environments for the Harness

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    Engelmann, Christian

    February 13, 2008 Virtualized Environments for the Harness High Performance Computing Workbench 1/17 Virtualized Environments for the Harness High Performance Computing Workbench Björn Könning1,2, Christian Virtualized Environments for the Harness High Performance Computing Workbench 4/17 Harness HPC Workbench

  16. Heavy quarks in deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    Jens D. Noritzsch

    2003-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study of the heavy quark h=c,b,... contributions to deeply virtual Compton scattering is performed at both the amplitude and the cross section level, and their phenomenological relevance is discussed. For this purpose I calculate the lowest order off-forward photon-gluon scattering amplitude with a massive quark loop and the corresponding hard scattering coefficients. In a first numerical analysis these fixed order perturbation theory results are compared with the conventional intrinsic "massless" parton approach considering generalized parton distributions for the heavy quarks. The differences between these two prescriptions can be quite significant, especially at small skewedness where the massless approach largely overestimates the deeply virtual Compton scattering cross section.

  17. Controlled entanglement routing between two virtual pathways

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    Qiang Zhou; Shuai Dong; Wei Zhang; Lixing You; Yuhao He; Weijun Zhang; Yidong Huang; Jiangde Peng

    2014-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate controlled entanglement routing between bunching and antibunching path-entangled two-photon states in an unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer (UMZI), in which the routing process is controlled by the relative phase difference in the UMZI. Regarding bunching and antibunching path-entangled two-photon states as two virtual ports, we can consider the UMZI as a controlled entanglement router, which bases on the coherent manipulation of entanglement. Half of the entanglement within the input two-photon state is coherently routed between the two virtual ports, while the other is lost due to the time distinguishability introduced by the UMZI. Pure bunching or antibunching path entangled two-photon states are obtained based on this controlled entanglement router. The results show that we can employ the UMZI as general entanglement router for practical quantum information application.

  18. 3D Spectroscopy and the Virtual Observatory

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    Bryan W. Miller

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Integral field, or 3D, spectroscopy is the technique of obtaining spectral information over a two-dimensional, hopefully contiguous, field of view. While there is some form of astronomical 3D spectroscopy at all wavelengths, there has been a rapid increase in interest in optical and near-infrared 3D spectroscopy. This has resulted in the deployment of a large variety of integral-field spectrographs on most of the large optical/infrared telescopes. The amount of IFU data available in observatory archives is large and growing rapidly. The complications of treating IFU data as both imaging and spectroscopy make it a special challenge for the virtual observatory. This article describes the various techniques of optical and near-infrared spectroscopy and some of the general needs and issues related to the handling of 3D data by the virtual observatory.

  19. Spin effects in deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    A. V. Belitsky; A. Kirchner; D. Müller

    2001-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the azimuthal angle dependence in the cross section of the hard leptoproduction of a photon on a nucleon target. We show that this dependence allows to define observables that isolate the twist-two and twist-three sectors in the deeply virtual Compton scattering amplitude. All twist-two and twist-three Compton form factors can be extracted from measurements of the charge odd part of the polarized cross section and give access to all generalized parton distributions.

  20. Knowledge Discovery Framework for the Virtual Observatory

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    Thomas, Brian; Huang, Zenping; Teuben, Peter

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a framework that allows a scientist-user to easily query for information across all Virtual Observatory (VO) repositories and pull it back for analysis. This framework hides the gory details of meta-data remediation and data formatting from the user, allowing them to get on with search, retrieval and analysis of VO data as if they were drawn from a single source using a science based terminology rather than a data-centric one.

  1. Deeply virtual Compton scattering off nuclei

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    Voutier, Eric

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) is the golden exclusive channel for the study of the partonic structure of hadrons, within the universal framework of generalized parton distributions (GPDs). This paper presents the aim and general ideas of the DVCS experimental program off nuclei at the Jefferson Laboratory. The benefits of the study of the coherent and incoherent channels to the understanding of the EMC (European Muon Collaboration) effect are discussed, along with the case of nuclear targets to access neutron GPDs.

  2. Virtual and super - virtual refraction method: Application to synthetic data and 2012 of Karangsambung survey data

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    Nugraha, Andri Dian [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung, 40132 (Indonesia)] [Global Geophysics Research Group, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung, 40132 (Indonesia); Adisatrio, Philipus Ronnie [Geophysical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, 40132 (Indonesia)] [Geophysical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, 40132 (Indonesia)

    2013-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Seismic refraction survey is one of geophysical method useful for imaging earth interior, definitely for imaging near surface. One of the common problems in seismic refraction survey is weak amplitude due to attenuations at far offset. This phenomenon will make it difficult to pick first refraction arrival, hence make it challenging to produce the near surface image. Seismic interferometry is a new technique to manipulate seismic trace for obtaining Green's function from a pair of receiver. One of its uses is for improving first refraction arrival quality at far offset. This research shows that we could estimate physical properties such as seismic velocity and thickness from virtual refraction processing. Also, virtual refraction could enhance the far offset signal amplitude since there is stacking procedure involved in it. Our results show super - virtual refraction processing produces seismic image which has higher signal-to-noise ratio than its raw seismic image. In the end, the numbers of reliable first arrival picks are also increased.

  3. Phylogeny and Biogeography of a Cosmopolitan Frog Radiation: Late Cretaceous Diversification Resulted in Continent-Scale Endemism in the Family Ranidae

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    Brown, Rafe M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of ranid frogs, using 104 representatives of all subfamilies and families, sampled from throughout their distribution. Analyses of ~1570 bp of nuclear gene fragments (Rag-1, rhod, Tyr) and ~2100 bp of the mitochondrial genome (12S rRNA, tRNAVAL, 16S r... of ~490 bp in exon 1 and 4 of the rhodopsin gene (Rhod). A fourth fragment covers -2100 bp of 12S rRNA, tRNAVAL, and 16S rRNA of the mitochondrial genome. Primers used in this study are given elsewhere (Bossuyt and Milinkovitch, 2000; Darst and Cannatella...

  4. Towards Real Time Virtual Human Life Simulations Etienne de Sevin, Marcelo Kallmann and Daniel Thalmann

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    Life, Agents, Virtual Humans, Virtual Environments, Behavioral Animation, Classifier Systems, ObjectTowards Real Time Virtual Human Life Simulations Etienne de Sevin, Marcelo Kallmann and Daniel for the development of artificial virtual human life simulations. Our main goal is to have virtual human actors living

  5. Virtual Workshops: Using Today's Networking Tools to Train Tomorrow's Experts

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    Kane, J. F.; Bailey, W. F.

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS: USING TODAY'S NETWORKING TOOLS TO TRAIN TOMORROW'S EXPERTS John F. Kane, Jr., PE, CEM Senior Consulting Engineer E. 1. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. Charlotte, North Carolina ABSTRACT Training and development... ing," while others call it "virtual presentations." Regardless, a virtual workshop - as we have defmed the term - is a new way to transfer rich and useful information from a subject matter expert to a very large group of people who have a genuine...

  6. applied virtual reality: Topics by E-print Network

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

    of immersive applications, which provides a virtual reality system-independent operating environment. The thesis focuses on the approach taken to specify, design, and...

  7. applying virtual reality: Topics by E-print Network

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

    of immersive applications, which provides a virtual reality system-independent operating environment. The thesis focuses on the approach taken to specify, design, and...

  8. Employing Virtualization in Library Computing: Use Cases and Lessons Learned

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    Hutt, Arwen E.; Stuart, Michael; Suchy, Daniel; Westbrook, Bradley D.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cataloging. Not only are types of library materials changingincreasing variety of library material types. Most notableLibraries. 2 Virtualization can be implemented using Type 1

  9. Deeply virtual Compton scattering and generalized parton distributions

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    S. Fazio; R. Fiore; L. L. Jenkovszky

    2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a comparison of a recently proposed model, which describes the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering amplitude, to the HERA data.

  10. The Virtual (Re)Construction of History: Some Epistemological Questions

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    El Antably, Ahmed

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    virtual environments as a new medium for representingvirtual environments as a new medium for representingmedium that are specific to the society in which the environment

  11. Teaching Variation Reduction Using a Virtual Manufacturing Environment

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    Zhu, Mu

    short courses. KEY WORDS: Simulation; Six Sigma; Variation reduction; Virtual environment. 1 by adopting a systematic frame- work like DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) in Six Sigma

  12. Proposed Virtual Center for Excellence for Metal Hydride Development...

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

    Virtual Center for Excellence for Metal Hydride Development Presentation from the Hydrogen Storage Pre-Solicitation Meeting held June 19, 2003 in Washington, DC....

  13. Virtual Center of Excellence for Hydrogen Storage - Chemical...

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

    funded) * Advanced carbon materials (LDRD) - (we propose a support role in the carbon materials virtual center) * Electrochemically active barrier liner for composite storage tanks...

  14. T-588: HP Virtual SAN Appliance Stack Overflow

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A vulnerability has been reported in HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Software, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

  15. I/O Performance of Virtualized Cloud Environments

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    Ghoshal, Devarshi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technologies in High Performance Computing. In 2nd IEEEusing virtual high-performance computing: a case study usingAnalysis of High Performance Computing Applications on the

  16. A Stochastic Reactor Based Virtual Engine Model Employing Detailed...

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

    A Stochastic Reactor Based Virtual Engine Model Employing Detailed Chemistry for Kinetic Studies of In-Cylinder Combustion and Exhaust Aftertreatment A Stochastic Reactor Based...

  17. Energy efficient mapping of virtualEnergy efficient mapping of virtual machinesmachines

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    Lefèvre, Laurent

    for energy savings in cloud 2 Violaine Villebonnet GreenDays@Lille 28th November 2013 Problematic algorithms that best fit with reality Energy efficient mapping of virtual machines Violaine Villebonnet Green Conditioning Reduce the energy consumption of the whole datacenter Violaine Villebonnet GreenDays@Lille 28th

  18. Virtual interactive simulation and inspection tool (VISIT) Modeling sensor networks in a virtual city

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    Moore, D. M. (David M.)

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. government is currently investigating the deployment of radiation sensor systems to protect cities against nuclear and radiological threats. Due to the high cost of installing such systems, there is a need to analyze the effectiveness of a variety of sensor configurations in detecting such threats before installing such systems in the field. The Virtual Interactive Simulation and Inspection Tool (VISIT) is a computer program developed for various virtual-reality applications in national security programs, and is presently being adapted to test the efficacy of a variety of sensor configurations in a virtual urban environment. The value of a particular sensor configuration will be assessed by running virtual exercises in which a threat team will choose a radiological device and route to a target and a detection team will specify the locations and types of sensors to be placed in the city to attempt detection of the threat prior to it reaching its target. This paper will discuss the VISIT package, its proposed application, and lessons learned from modeling done to date.

  19. Validating agent based models through virtual worlds.

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    Lakkaraju, Kiran; Whetzel, Jonathan H.; Lee, Jina [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Bier, Asmeret Brooke; Cardona-Rivera, Rogelio E. [North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Bernstein, Jeremy Ray Rhythm [Gaikai, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the US continues its vigilance against distributed, embedded threats, understanding the political and social structure of these groups becomes paramount for predicting and dis- rupting their attacks. Agent-based models (ABMs) serve as a powerful tool to study these groups. While the popularity of social network tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) has provided extensive communication data, there is a lack of ne-grained behavioral data with which to inform and validate existing ABMs. Virtual worlds, in particular massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), where large numbers of people interact within a complex environ- ment for long periods of time provide an alternative source of data. These environments provide a rich social environment where players engage in a variety of activities observed between real-world groups: collaborating and/or competing with other groups, conducting battles for scarce resources, and trading in a market economy. Strategies employed by player groups surprisingly re ect those seen in present-day con icts, where players use diplomacy or espionage as their means for accomplishing their goals. In this project, we propose to address the need for ne-grained behavioral data by acquiring and analyzing game data a commercial MMOG, referred to within this report as Game X. The goals of this research were: (1) devising toolsets for analyzing virtual world data to better inform the rules that govern a social ABM and (2) exploring how virtual worlds could serve as a source of data to validate ABMs established for analogous real-world phenomena. During this research, we studied certain patterns of group behavior to compliment social modeling e orts where a signi cant lack of detailed examples of observed phenomena exists. This report outlines our work examining group behaviors that underly what we have termed the Expression-To-Action (E2A) problem: determining the changes in social contact that lead individuals/groups to engage in a particular behavior. Results from our work indicate that virtual worlds have the potential for serving as a proxy in allocating and populating behaviors that would be used within further agent-based modeling studies.

  20. Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering off the neutron

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    M. Mazouz; A. Camsonne; C. Muñoz Camacho; for the Jefferson Lab Hall A collaboration

    2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The present experiment exploits the interference between the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) and the Bethe-Heitler processes to extract the imaginary part of DVCS amplitudes on the neutron and on the deuteron from the helicity-dependent D$({\\vec e},e'\\gamma)X$ cross section measured at $Q^2$=1.9 GeV$^2$ and $x_B$=0.36. We extract a linear combination of generalized parton distributions (GPDs) particularly sensitive to $E_q$, the least constrained GPD. A model dependent constraint on the contribution of the up and down quarks to the nucleon spin is deduced.

  1. Diffraction Patterns in Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    Asmita Mukherjee

    2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a calculation to show that the Fourier transform of the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) amplitude with respect to the skewness variable \\zeta at fixed invariant momentum transfer squared t gives results that are analogous to the diffractive scattering of a wave in optics. As a specific example, we utilize the quantum fluctuations of a fermion state at one loop in QED to obtain the behavior of the DVCS amplitude for electron-photon scattering. We then simulate the wavefunctions for a hadron by differentiating the above LFWFs with respect to M^2 and study the corresponding DVCS amplitudes in light-front longitudinal space.

  2. Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering at HERA II

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    Laurent Schoeffel

    2007-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A new measurement is presented of elastic deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) based on data taken by the H1 detector during the complete HERA II period. The data are well described by QCD based calculations. For the first time, a beam charge asymmetry is obtained in a colliding mode, using data recorded in $e^-p$ and $e^+p$. A significant non zero value is measured, related to the interference of QCD and QED processes, namely the DVCS and Bethe-Heitler reactions.

  3. Virtual Compton Scattering off the nucleon

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    P. A. M. Guichon; M. Vanderhaeghen

    1998-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the recent developments of virtual Compton scattering. We focus on the kinematical regimes which look the most promising. The threshold regime gives access to the generalized polarizabilities of the proton. The hard scattering regime allows tests of perturbative QCD predictions and of the valence quark wave function. The Bjorken regime is closely related to deep inelastic scattering. It gives access to the off-forward parton distributions which generalize the ordinary parton distributions and may shed a new light on the spin problem. For each regime we discuss the experimental perspectives and the role of the Bethe-Heitler background.

  4. The Virtual Observatory and Grid in Spain

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    J. D. Santander-Vela

    2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Virtual Observatory (VO) is nearing maturity, and in Spain the Spanish VO (SVO) exists since June 2004. There have also been numerous attempts at providing more or less encompassing grid initiatives at the national level, and finally Spain has an official National Grid Initiative (NGI). In this article we will show the VO and Grid development status of nationally funded initiatives in Spain, and we will hint at potential joint VO-Grid use-cases to be developed in Spain in the near future.

  5. Virtual environments for nuclear power plant design

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    Brown-VanHoozer, S.A.; Singleterry, R.C. Jr.; King, R.W. [and others

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the design and operation of nuclear power plants, the visualization process inherent in virtual environments (VE) allows for abstract design concepts to be made concrete and simulated without using a physical mock-up. This helps reduce the time and effort required to design and understand the system, thus providing the design team with a less complicated arrangement. Also, the outcome of human interactions with the components and system can be minimized through various testing of scenarios in real-time without the threat of injury to the user or damage to the equipment. If implemented, this will lead to a minimal total design and construction effort for nuclear power plants (NPP).

  6. Spring 2015 Virtual Toolkit | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently AskedEnergyIssues DOE's Nuclear EnergySmartOverviewEnergySpotlightingVirtual

  7. On virtual phonons, photons and electrons

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    G. Nimtz

    2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A macroscopic realization of the strange virtual particles is presented. The classical Helmholtz and the quantum mechanical Schr\\"odinger equations are analogous differential equations. Their imaginary solutions are called evanescent modes in the case of elastic and electromagnetic fields. In the case of non-relativistic quantum mechanical fields they are called tunneling solutions. The imaginary solutions of this differential equation point to strange consequences: They are non local, they are not observable, and they described as virtual particles. During the last two decades QED calculations of the imaginary solutions have been experimentally confirmed for phonons, photons, and for electrons. The experimental proofs of the predictions of the non-relativistic quantum mechanics and of the Wigner phase time approach for the elastic, the electromagnetic and the Schr\\"odinger fields will be presented in this article. The results are zero tunneling time and an interaction time (i.e. a phase shift) at the barrier interfaces. The measured barrier interaction time (i.e. the barrier transmission time) scales approximately inversely with the particle energy.

  8. International Working Group for New Virtual Reality Applications in Architecture

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    's developed VR applications in architecture. Group members come from eight universities around the worldWORLD8 International Working Group for New Virtual Reality Applications in Architecture YOSHIHIRO the activities of World8, an international working group on virtual reality (VR), and demonstrates the group

  9. The Role of Virtualization in Embedded Systems Gernot Heiser

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    in the embedded domain. Starting from a comparison of key characteristics of enterprise systems and embedded virtualization has become a mainstream tool in the com- puting industry, as indicated by billion-dollar IPOs virtual ma- chines on demand on a lightly-used host, or even migrating live VMs. This utilises

  10. AI and Virtual Crowds: Populating the Diego Gutierrez

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Frischer, Bernard

    and geometrical representation of buildings and sites. Only very recently, works are starting to go beyond of virtual creatures interact and behave in a smart manner. In this paper we present a novel use of virtual traditionally been limited to illustration of buildings and sites through digital reconstruction. While

  11. Efficiency Assessment of Parallel Workloads on Virtualized Resources Javier Delgado,

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    Sadjadi, S. Masoud

    Efficiency Assessment of Parallel Workloads on Virtualized Resources Javier Delgado, S. Masoud,ygliu,bobroff,sseelam}@us.ibm.com Abstract--In cloud computing, virtual containers on phys- ical resources are provisioned to requesting users. Resource providers may pack as many containers as possible onto each of their physical machines

  12. Virtual MISO Triggers in Wi-Fi-like Networks

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    Virtual MISO Triggers in Wi-Fi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano Edward W. Knightly 1 Thursday, April 11 difficult to achieve in mobile devices Thursday, April 11, 2013 #12;5 Virtual MISO (vMISO) TX RX vMISO, 2013 #12;1. System Model 1.1. Distributed System 1.2. Single-Antenna Nodes 6 vMISO

  13. Virtual Workshops: Using Today's Networking Tools to Train Tomorrow's Experts 

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    Kane, J. F.; Bailey, W. F.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    radical new approach to deliver live, on-site training using DuPont's wide-area communications network and Microsoft's NetMeeting™ data conferencing software: "Virtual Workshops." In I999, the ETN used the virtual workshop approach to deliver timely...

  14. MultiDimensional Storage Virtualization Lan Huang y

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    Chiueh, Tzi-cker

    Multi­Dimensional Storage Virtualization #3; Lan Huang y 650 Harry Rd. IBM Almaden Research Center-of-the-art commercial storage virtualization systems focus only on one particular storage attribute, capacity. This paper describes the design, implementa- tion and evaluation of a multi-dimensional storage vir

  15. The Case for Partitioning Virtual Machines on Manycore Architectures

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    Department of Energy is evaluating virtualization and cloud computing technologies in the Magellan [4 of proper NUMA support determines an average performance degradation of 55% when compared to native single node native performance: in a partitioned system with one virtual machine per socket the average

  16. Steering Behaviors for Autonomous Vehicles in Virtual Environments Hongling Wang

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    Kearney, Joseph K.

    This paper presents steering behaviors that control autonomous ve- hicles populating roadways in virtualSteering Behaviors for Autonomous Vehicles in Virtual Environments Hongling Wang Dept of Computer are modeled as three-dimensional ribbons that make the local orientation of the road explicit and allow

  17. Constructivism, virtual reality and tools to support Cara Winterbottom

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    Blake, Edwin

    230 Constructivism, virtual reality and tools to support design Cara Winterbottom Collaborative +27 21 650 2663 edwin@cs.uct.ac.za ABSTRACT This paper describes a process for creating a design tool in designing virtual environment interactions, however it can be generalized to other design domains

  18. Proceedings of Virtual Concept 2005 Biarritz, France, November 8th

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of concurrent engineering. This leads us to draw a control architecture enabling to drive virtual humans. The Virtual Human (VH) we are designing is to fit the concurrent engineering design approach. Large scale concurrent engineering (also known as "engineers' dream") is now regarded as very attractive [1]. It is held

  19. The Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Gilson, Erik

    and collaborators. P. K. Roy et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A 606 22, (2009). The four CAPS produce current through each of the four sources. P. K. Roy #12;The Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National P. Gilson Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory #12;The Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National

  20. Creating Highquality Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Virtual Environments

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    Geraerts, R.J.

    Creating High­quality Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Virtual Environments Roland Geraerts and Mark, the Netherlands Email: {roland,markov}@cs.uu.nl Abstract--- Our goal is to create roadmaps that are particularly suited for motion planning in virtual environments. We use our Reachability Roadmap Method to compute

  1. VIRTUAL LIGHT: DIGITALLY-GENERATED LIGHTING FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING APPLICATIONS

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    VIRTUAL LIGHT: DIGITALLY-GENERATED LIGHTING FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING APPLICATIONS Andrea Basso method to improve the lighting conditions of a real scene or video sequence. In particular we concentrate on modifying real light sources intensities and inserting virtual lights into a real scene viewed from a fixed

  2. An Ontology for Semantic Representation of an Urban Virtual Environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An Ontology for Semantic Representation of an Urban Virtual Environment K. Harkouken Saiah1, N of semantic representation of a dynamic virtual environment. Our model is embodied into a simulation with the semantic state of their environment. The idea is to represent the services offered by the environment

  3. Virtual Agent for Deaf Signing Gestures S. Gibet, 1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    a virtual human representation. The quality of this representation relies upon the ability of the animation and modelling human motion stands for an important challenge in researches dedicated to virtual reality into integrating within an animation framework some properties of human motions extracted from data captured

  4. Animations of Medical Training Scenarios in Immersive Virtual Environments

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    Animations of Medical Training Scenarios in Immersive Virtual Environments Ivelina V. Alexandrova-line me- dia applications using Virtual Humans (VHs) 1 http://www.meti.com/ 3 http to express emotions, and syn- chronized body and facial animations, including human-like gaze behavior

  5. A Virtual Reality-Based Exercise Program For Stroke Rehabilitation

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    New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of

    Several researchers have shown in both animal and human studies that important variables in reA Virtual Reality-Based Exercise Program For Stroke Rehabilitation David Jack 2, 3 , Rares Boian 1 1 and Howard Poizner 2 * ABSTRACT A PC based desktop Virtual Reality system was developed

  6. Attention Based, Naive Strategies, for Guiding Intelligent Virtual Agents

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    Corran, Ruth

    communication be- tween the components Several studies have demonstrated that human's feelings towards virtualAttention Based, Naive Strategies, for Guiding Intelligent Virtual Agents Damien Clauzel1 , Claudia). It is composed of speech, animations, expressions and other actions. Any action in the script may be assigned

  7. Air Traffic Control Using Virtual Stationary Automata Matthew D. Brown

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    Lynch, Nancy

    Air Traffic Control Using Virtual Stationary Automata by Matthew D. Brown B.S., Massachusetts by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur C. Smith Chairman, Department Committee on Graduate Students #12;Air Traffic Control Using Virtual of Engineering Abstract As air travel has become an essential part of modern life, the air traffic control system

  8. Trusted Integrity Measurement and Reporting for Virtualized Platforms

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    Ryan, Mark

    Trusted Integrity Measurement and Reporting for Virtualized Platforms (Work-in-Progress) Serdar of the whole set of platform components. It is, however, difficult to use this technology directly in virtualized platforms because of com- plexity and dynamic changes of platform components. In this paper, we

  9. LANL/PNNL Virtual Center for Chemical Hydrides and New Concepts...

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

    LANLPNNL Virtual Center for Chemical Hydrides and New Concepts for Hydrogen Storage LANLPNNL Virtual Center for Chemical Hydrides and New Concepts for Hydrogen Storage...

  10. Proposal to Lead the Virtual Center on Carbon Materials and Support...

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

    Proposal to Lead the Virtual Center on Carbon Materials and Support the Chemical Hydrides Center Proposal to Lead the Virtual Center on Carbon Materials and Support the Chemical...

  11. Towards secure virtual directories : a risk analysis framework.

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    Claycomb, William R.

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Directory services are used by almost every enterprise computing environment to provide data concerning users, computers, contacts, and other objects. Virtual directories are components that provide directory services in a highly customized manner. Unfortunately, though the use of virtual directory services are widespread, an analysis of risks posed by their unique position and architecture has not been completed. We present a detailed analysis of six attacks to virtual directory services, including steps for detection and prevention. We also describe various categories of attack risks, and discuss what is necessary to launch an attack on virtual directories. Finally, we present a framework to use in analyzing risks to individual enterprise computing virtual directory instances. We show how to apply this framework to an example implementation, and discuss the benefits of doing so.

  12. Methods and systems relating to an augmented virtuality environment

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    Nielsen, Curtis W; Anderson, Matthew O; McKay, Mark D; Wadsworth, Derek C; Boyce, Jodie R; Hruska, Ryan C; Koudelka, John A; Whetten, Jonathan; Bruemmer, David J

    2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods relating to an augmented virtuality system are disclosed. A method of operating an augmented virtuality system may comprise displaying imagery of a real-world environment in an operating picture. The method may further include displaying a plurality of virtual icons in the operating picture representing at least some assets of a plurality of assets positioned in the real-world environment. Additionally, the method may include displaying at least one virtual item in the operating picture representing data sensed by one or more of the assets of the plurality of assets and remotely controlling at least one asset of the plurality of assets by interacting with a virtual icon associated with the at least one asset.

  13. Dissecting the Energetics of the Apoflavodoxin-FMN Complex* (Received for publication, October 19, 1999, and in revised form, January 3, 2000)

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    Sancho, Javier

    apoflavodoxin and short- ened FMN analogues (riboflavin and lumiflavin) allows the dissection of the binding-protein hydrophobic in- teractions. Phosphate up to 100 mM does not affect the strength of the riboflavin complex riboflavin and come in two lengths. The short one, flavin mono- nucleotide (FMN; Fig. 1) is just 5

  14. Systems Biology Approaches to Dissecting Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Genes in Poplus (JGI Seventh Annual User Meeting 2012: Genomics of Energy and Environment)

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    Glass, N Louise [UC Berkeley

    2013-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    N. Louise Glass from the University of California, Berkeley, presents a talk titled "Systems Biology Approaches to Dissecting Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Genes in Poplus" at the JGI 7th Annual Users Meeting: Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California.

  15. Systems Biology Approaches to Dissecting Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Genes in Poplus (JGI Seventh Annual User Meeting 2012: Genomics of Energy and Environment)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Glass, N Louise [UC Berkeley] [UC Berkeley

    2012-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    N. Louise Glass from the University of California, Berkeley, presents a talk titled "Systems Biology Approaches to Dissecting Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Genes in Poplus" at the JGI 7th Annual Users Meeting: Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California.

  16. Computational dissection of Arabidopsis smRNAome leads to discovery of novel microRNAs and short interfering RNAs associated with transcription start sites

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    Wang, Xiangfeng

    The profiling of small RNAs by high-throughput sequencing (smRNA-Seq) has revealed the complexity of the RNA world. Here, we describe a computational scheme for dissecting the plant smRNAome by integrating smRNA-Seq datasets ...

  17. Heart Dissection Lab 1. To examine the external anatomy of the heart, it may be necessary to first clean it. If the

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    Loughry, Jim

    Heart Dissection Lab Protocol: 1. To examine the external anatomy of the heart, it may be necessary to first clean it. If the pericardium has not been removed, peel it off the heart and remove it by using the scissors to cut it away at the junction with the top of the heart. There may also be considerable adipose

  18. Dissecting functional domains on nucleotide sugar transporters. Ignacio Moreno, Adrian Moreno, Maribel Donoso, Carol Moraga, Jean-Christophe Nebel*, Ariel Orellana.

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    Nebel, Jean-Christophe

    Dissecting functional domains on nucleotide sugar transporters. Ignacio Moreno, Adrian Moreno.moreno@uandresbello.edu Nucleotide sugar transporters (NSTs) are membrane proteins involved in the translocation of nucleotide sugars involving structure prediction using ab initio software will be discussed. Nucleotide sugar transporters

  19. Proceedings of the 1996 Frontiers in Education Conference, Salt Lake City UT November 1996 page 1 PRODUCT DISSECTION -A Tool for Benchmarking in the Process

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    Lamancusa, John S.

    , and operations associated with the company business. Areas of concern ranges from customer satisfaction, product to improve product design, produce superior performance and product quality. The process, when applied PRODUCT DISSECTION - A Tool for Benchmarking in the Process of Teaching Design Jens E. Jorgensen James L

  20. System-Level Virtualization Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Scott, Stephen L [ORNL; Vallee, Geoffroy R [ORNL; Naughton, III, Thomas J [ORNL; Tikotekar, Anand A [ORNL; Engelmann, Christian [ORNL; Ong, Hong Hoe [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    System-level virtualization is today enjoying a rebirth as a technique to effectively share what were then considered large computing resources to subsequently fade from the spotlight as individual workstations gained in popularity with a one machine - one user approach. One reason for this resurgence is that the simple workstation has grown in capability to rival that of anything available in the past. Thus, computing centers are again looking at the price/performance benefit of sharing that single computing box via server consolidation. However, industry is only concentrating on the benefits of using virtualization for server consolidation (enterprise computing) whereas our interest is in leveraging virtualization to advance high-performance computing (HPC). While these two interests may appear to be orthogonal, one consolidating multiple applications and users on a single machine while the other requires all the power from many machines to be dedicated solely to its purpose, we propose that virtualization does provide attractive capabilities that may be exploited to the benefit of HPC interests. This does raise the two fundamental questions of: is the concept of virtualization (a machine sharing technology) really suitable for HPC and if so, how does one go about leveraging these virtualization capabilities for the benefit of HPC. To address these questions, this document presents ongoing studies on the usage of system-level virtualization in a HPC context. These studies include an analysis of the benefits of system-level virtualization for HPC, a presentation of research efforts based on virtualization for system availability, and a presentation of research efforts for the management of virtual systems. The basis for this document was material presented by Stephen L. Scott at the Collaborative and Grid Computing Technologies meeting held in Cancun, Mexico on April 12-14, 2007.

  1. Running head: Virtual Peer Technology for Children with Autism Using Virtual Peer Technology as an Intervention for Children with Autism

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    Cassell, Justine

    an affinity for computers. Instead of labeling these technologies as useless for children with ASD1 Running head: Virtual Peer Technology for Children with Autism Using Virtual Peer Technology of key features that we believe to be important ­ and as yet undervalued -- in technological

  2. Unitary constraints on Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    J.M. Laget

    2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At moderately low momentum transfer ($-t$ up to 1 GeV$^2$) the coupling to the vector meson production channels gives the dominant contribution to real Compton and deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS). Starting from a Regge Pole approach that successfully describes vector meson production, the singular part of the corresponding box diagrams (where the intermediate vector meson-baryon pair propagates on-shell) is evaluated without any further assumptions (unitarity). Such a treatment explains not only the unexpectedly large DVCS unpolarized cross section that has been recently measured at Jefferson Laboratory (JLab), but also all the beam spin and charge asymmetries that has been measured at JLab and Hermes, without explicit need of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPD). The issue of the relationship between the two approaches is addressed.

  3. ACE: A Platform for the Real Time Simulation of Virtual Human Agents

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    . Keywords: Agents, Virtual Humans, Virtual Environments, Behavioral Animation, Object Interaction, Script. Nowadays many systems are available to animate virtual humans. Such systems encompass several differentACE: A Platform for the Real Time Simulation of Virtual Human Agents Marcelo Kallmann, Jean

  4. Virtual Human Animation Based on Movement Observation and Cognitive Behavior Models

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    Badler, Norman I.

    Virtual Human Animation Based on Movement Observation and Cognitive Behavior Models Norman I Philadelphia, PA 19104­6389 Abstract Automatically animating virtual humans with actions that reflect real for the future of real­time virtual human animation. 1 Introduction Automatically animating virtual humans

  5. Comparison of Allocation Schemes for Virtual Machines in Energy-aware

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    Do, Tien Van

    Comparison of Allocation Schemes for Virtual Machines in Energy-aware Server Farms TIEN VAN DO. In this paper, a simple energy-aware policy incorporating allocation schemes of virtual servers is proposed in a server farm. Keywords: green computing; virtualization; virtual machine; performance model; energy-aware

  6. A user interface for customizing cane layouts in Virtual Glass

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    Baldauf, Kimberly (Kimberly B.)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cane pulling is a technique used in glass blowing to build up intricate patterns which come out in the final piece. Virtual Glass was created to model the cane pulling process from start to finish. There are a variety of ...

  7. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: History of Bioenergy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  8. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Environmental Impacts of Bioenergy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  9. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Biomass History A timeline

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  10. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Environmental Impacts

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  11. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Microbiology and Bioenergy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Toledo High School in Toledo, OR, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  12. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Bioenegy Benefits Environmental Forestry

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    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  13. Enabling Virtual Reality Communities: Gulliver and Aveiro Anton Nijholt

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    Nijholt, Anton

    , Matjaz Stuk and Alena Hud- covicová, called "Gulliver's Museum of Living Art". Our part of the project Project of the artists Matjaz Stuk and Alena Hudcovicová aims at building a variety of virtual and real

  14. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Environmental benefit of Bioenergy

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    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  15. Using Multiprotocol Label Switching in Virtual Private Networks

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    Doddapaneni, Krishnamohan

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents the design of Multiprotocol Label Switching Virtual Private Networks(MPLS VPN). MPLS VPNs are true peer models, which perform traffic separation at Layer 3, through the implementation of separate IP VPN forwarding tables. MPLS...

  16. Virtual Reality as a Support Tool for Ergonomic Style Convergence

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    Virtual Reality as a Support Tool for Ergonomic ­ Style Convergence Multidisciplinary Interaction and this paper presents a case study: the design of a support tool for ergonomic-style convergence. Categories

  17. Towards Empathic Virtual and Robotic Tutors Ginevra Castellano1

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    Bull, Susan

    that embodiment plays in user perception of an artificial entity: experi- ments comparing robots Embodied Empathic Virtual and Robotic Tutors with EMOTE Two students are learning about ecology models

  18. Promoting Sustainability Awareness through Energy Engaged Virtual Communities of Construction

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Promoting Sustainability Awareness through Energy Engaged Virtual Communities of Construction to demolition. Sustainability knowledge is #12;Promoting Sustainability Awareness through Energy EngagedH@cf.ac.uk Abstract. Sustainability requires the engagement of every single constituent of the "building" product

  19. Communicated by Michael Jordan Learning Virtual Equilibrium Trajectories for Control

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    Shadmehr, Reza

    Communicated by Michael Jordan Learning Virtual Equilibrium Trajectories for Control of a Robot Arm Institute of Technology #12;Equilibrium Trajectories to Control a Robot Arm 437 the desired state

  20. CITI Technical Report 00-3 Encrypting Virtual Memory

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    Michigan, University of

    secured against physical attacks or protected against security compromises that alloCITI Technical Report 00-3 Encrypting Virtual Memory Niels Provos provos@citi.umich.edu Abstract

  1. Power in Collaboration: National Energy Literacy Virtual Meet-Up

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    The webinar will be a dynamic virtual conversation of ongoing efforts from across the country in utilizing the Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Framework to address one of our nation's...

  2. Pre-publication review. Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives

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    Giullian, Jon C.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reviews the book "Virtual Slavica: Digital Libraries, Digital Archives," the first major work to address the issue of technology and Cyrillic language resources, thus providing an important “snapshot of Slavic digital librarianship...

  3. Virtual Private Environments for Multiphysics Code Validation on Computing Grids

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Virtual Private Environments for Multiphysics Code Validation on Computing Grids Toan Nguyen-based computing environments and deploys, tests and analyzes multiphysics codes. A second approach executes model coupling, error correlations, alert definitions, best usage practices, code verification and code

  4. PNNL offers 'virtual tour' of Shallow Underground Laboratory...

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    science research such as the search for dark matter in the universe or neutrinoless double-beta decay. The virtual tour allows visitors to witness the development of gas...

  5. Provisioning Virtual Private Networks under Traffic Uncertainty* A ...

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    provisioning Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): given a set of terminals that ..... de m and satis f action by i m posing a unit fl ow between each oriented pair o f ter ...

  6. Navegacin autnoma de actores virtuales en entornos dinmicos

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    Lozano, Miguel

    simulaciones constituye otro elemento clave dentro del problema planteado. Los resultados obtenidos por las transcurso de las simulaciones, estos humanos virtuales sean capaces de aportar, a través de sus

  7. Formalismos de planificacin para la animacin comportamental de humanos virtuales*

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    Lozano, Miguel

    , a partir del escenario propuesto. Palabras clave: Actores virtuales, Simulaciones gráficas interactivasD interactivas en tiempo real, como simulaciones dedicadas al entrenamiento, aplicaciones médicas o

  8. Virtual Alternative to the Oral Examination for Emergency Medicine Residents

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    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Journal of Emergency Medicine McGrath et al. A VirtualJournal of Emergency Medicine 2014. Available at: http://Board of Emergency Medicine. Availabl at: www.abem.org.

  9. An intelligent filter for an educational virtual laboratory

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    Sanchez, Sandra Patricia

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN INTELLIGENT FILTER FOR AN EDUCATIONAL VIRTUAL LABORATORY A Thesis by SANDRA PATRICIA SANCHEZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University m partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 2001 Major Sublect: Computer Science AN INTELLIGENT FILTER FOR AN EDUCATIONAL VIRTUAL LASORATORY A Thesis by SANDRA PATRICIA SANCHEZ Submttted to Texas ARM Untversity in partial fulfillment of the requtrements for the degree of MASTER...

  10. Virtual sine arm kinematic mount system

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    Xu, Z.; Randall, K.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel kinematic mount system for a vertical focusing mirror of the soft x-ray spectroscopy beamline at the Advanced Photon Source is described. The system contains three points in a horizontal plane. Each point consists of two horizontal linear precision stages, a spherical ball bearing, and a vertical precision stage. The horizontal linear stages are aligned orthogonally and are conjoined by a spherical ball bearing, supported by the vertical linear stage at each point. The position of each confined horizontal stage is controlled by a motorized micrometer head by spring-loading the flat tip of the micrometer head onto a tooling ball fixing on the carriage of the stage. A virtual sine arm is formed by tilting the upstream horizontal stage down and the two downstream horizontal stages up by a small angle. The fine pitch motion is achieved by adjusting the upstream stage. This supporting structure is extremely steady due to a relatively large span across the supporting points and yields extremely high resolution on the pitch motion. With a one degree tilt and a microstepping motor, the authors achieved a 0.4 nanoradian resolution on the mirror pitch motion.

  11. Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Construction Cost Reductions through the Use of Virtual Environments - Task 5 Report: Generation IV Reactor Virtual Mockup Proof-of-Principle Study

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    Timothy Shaw; Anthony Baratta; Vaughn Whisker

    2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Task 5 report is part of a 3 year DOE NERI-sponsored effort evaluating immersive virtual reality (CAVE) technology for design review, construction planning, and maintenance planning and training for next generation nuclear power plants. Program covers development of full-scale virtual mockups generated from 3D CAD data presented in a CAVE visualization facility. Created a virtual mockup of PBMR reactor cavity and discussed applications of virtual mockup technology to improve Gen IV design review, construction planning, and maintenance planning.

  12. MPEG-4 Body Animation Parameters (BAPs) are used for animation of MPEG-4 compliant virtual human-like characters. Distributed virtual reality applications and networked games on

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    Li, Kang

    Power Aware Compression Algorithms for MPEG-4 Virtual Human Animation in Mobile Computers Siddhartha virtual human (avatar) animation is used in many applications that depict human models interacting decompression, is needed. MPEG-4 has proposed H-Anim standards to represent virtual human-like characters [7] [8

  13. Virtual Simulation of Vision 21 Energy Plants

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    Syamlal, Madhava; Felix, Paul E.; Osawe, Maxwell O. (Fluent Inc.); Fiveland, Woodrow A.; Sloan, David G. (ALSTOM Power); Zitney, Stephen E. (Aspen Technology, Inc.); Joop, Frank (Intergraph Corporation); Cleetus, Joseph; Lapshin, Igor B. (Concurrent Engineering Research Center, West Virginia University)

    2001-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Vision 21 Energy plants will be designed by combining several individual power, chemical, and fuel-conversion technologies. These independently developed technologies or technology modules can be interchanged and combined to form the complete Vision 21 plant that achieves the needed level of efficiency and environmental performance at affordable costs. The knowledge about each technology module must be captured in computer models so that the models can be linked together to simulate the entire Vision 21 power plant in a Virtual Simulation environment. Eventually the Virtual Simulation will find application in conceptual design, final design, plant operation and control, and operator training. In this project we take the first step towards developing such a Vision 21 Simulator. There are two main knowledge domains of a plant--the process domain (what is in the pipes), and the physical domain (the pipes and equipment that make up the plant). Over the past few decades, commercial software tools have been developed for each of these functions. However, there are three main problems that inhibit the design and operation of power plants: (1) Many of these tools, largely developed for chemicals and refining, have not been widely adopted in the power industry. (2) Tools are not integrated across functions. For example, the knowledge represented by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of equipment is not used in process-level simulations. (3) No tool exists for readily integrating the design and behavioral knowledge about components. These problems must be overcome to develop the Vision 21 Simulator. In this project our major objective is to achieve a seamless integration of equipment-level and process-level models and apply the integrated software to power plant simulations. Specifically we are developing user-friendly tools for linking process models (Aspen Plus) with detailed equipment models (FLUENT CFD and other proprietary models). Such integration will ensure that consistent and complete knowledge about the process is used for design and optimization. The technical objectives of the current project are the following: Develop a software integration tool called the V21-Controller to mediate the information exchange between FLUENT, other detailed equipment models, and Aspen Plus. Define and publish software interfaces so that software and equipment vendors may integrate their computer models into the software developed in this project. Demonstrate the application of the integrated software with two power plant simulations, one for a conventional steam plant and another for an advanced power cycle. The project was started in October 2000. Highlights of the accomplishments during the first year of the project are the following: Formed a multi-disciplinary project team consisting of chemical and mechanical engineers; computer scientists; CFD, process simulation, and plant design software developers; and power plant designers. Developed a prototype of CFD and process model integration: a stirred tank reactor model based on FLUENT was inserted into a flow sheet model based on Aspen Plus. The prototype was used to show the effect of shaft speed (a parameter in the CFD model) on the product yield and purity (results of process simulation). This demonstrated the optimization of an equipment item in the context of the entire plant rather than in isolation. Conducted a user survey and wrote the User Requirements, Software Requirements and Software Design documents for the V21-Controller. Adopted CAPE-OPEN standard interfaces for communications between equipment and process models. Developed a preliminary version of the V21-Controller based on CAPE-OPEN interfaces. Selected one unit of an existing conventional steam plant (Richmond Power & Light) as the first demonstration case and developed an Aspen Plus model of the steam-side of the unit. A model for the gas-side of the unit, based on ALSTOM's proprietary model INDVU, was integrated with the Aspen Plus model. An industrial Advisory Board was formed to guide the software deve

  14. Opposed-flow virtual cyclone for particle concentration

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    Rader, Daniel J. (Lafayette, CA); Torczynski, John R. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An opposed-flow virtual cyclone for aerosol collation which can accurately collect, classify, and concentrate (enrich) particles in a specific size range. The opposed-flow virtual cyclone is a variation on the virtual cyclone and has its inherent advantages (no-impact particle separation in a simple geometry), while providing a more robust design for concentrating particles in a flow-through type system. The opposed-flow virtual cyclone consists of two geometrically similar virtual cyclones arranged such that their inlet jets are inwardly directed and symmetrically opposed relative to a plane of symmetry located between the two inlet slits. A top plate bounds both jets on the "top" side of the inlets, while the other or lower wall curves "down" and away from each inlet jet. Each inlet jet will follow the adjacent lower wall as it turns away, and that particles will be transferred away from the wall and towards the symmetry plane by centrifugal action. After turning, the two jets merge smoothly along the symmetry line and flow parallel to it through the throat. Particles are transferred from the main flows, across a dividing streamline, and into a central recirculating region, where particle concentrations become greatly increased relative to the main stream.

  15. Virtual Models for Prediction of Wind Turbine Parameters

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    Andrew Kusiak

    Abstract—In this paper, a data-driven methodology for the development of virtual models of a wind turbine is presented. To demonstrate the proposed methodology, two parameters of the wind turbine have been selected for modeling, namely, power output and rotor speed. A virtual model for each of the two parameters is developed and tested with data collected at a wind farm. Both models consider controllable and noncontrollable parameters of the wind turbine, as well as the delay effect of wind speed and other parameters. To mitigate data bias of each virtual model and ensure its robustness, a training set is assembled from ten randomly selected turbines. The performance of a virtual model is largely determined by the input parameters selected and the data mining algorithms used to extract the model. Several data mining algorithms for parameter selection and model extraction are analyzed. The research presented in the paper is illustrated with computational results. Index Terms—Data mining, parameter selection, power prediction, virtual model, wind turbine. I.

  16. Using Highly Interactive Virtual Environments for Safeguards Activities

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    Weil, Bradley S [ORNL] [ORNL; Alcala, Benjamin S [ORNL] [ORNL; Alcala, Scott [ORNL] [ORNL; Eipeldauer, Mary D [ORNL] [ORNL; Weil, Logan B [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Highly interactive virtual environment (HIVE) is a term that refers to interactive educational simulations, serious games and virtual worlds. Studies indicate that learning with the aid of interactive environments produces better retention and depth of knowledge by promoting improved trainee engagement and understanding. Virtual reality or three dimensional (3D) visualization is often used to promote the understanding of something when personal observation, photographs, drawings, and/or sketches are not possible or available. Subjects and situations, either real or hypothetical, can be developed using a 3D model. Models can be tailored to the audience allowing safeguards and security features to be demonstrated for educational purposes in addition to engineering evaluation and performance analysis. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has begun evaluating the feasibility of HIVEs for improving safeguards activities such as training, mission planning, and evaluating worker task performance. This paper will discuss the development workflow of HIVEs and present some recent examples.

  17. Virtual Library on Genetics from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The World Wide Web (WWW) Virtual Library is a collaborative effort to provide topic indices that break down into many subtopics guiding users to vast resources of information around the world. ORNL hosts the Virtual Library on Genetics as part of the WWWVL's Biosciences topic area. The VL on Genetics is also a collection of links to information resources that supported the DOE Human Genome Project. That project has now evolved into Genomics: GTL. GTL is DOE's next step in genomics--builds on data and resources from the Human Genome Project, the Microbial Genome Program, and systems biology. GTL will accelerate understanding of dynamic living systems for solutions to DOE mission challenges in energy and the environment. The section of the Virtual Library on Genetics that is titled Organisms guides users to genetic information resources and gene sequences for animals, insects, microbes, and plant life.

  18. A secure email login system using virtual password

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    Doshi, Nishant

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In today's world password compromise by some adversaries is common for different purpose. In ICC 2008 Lei et al. proposed a new user authentication system based on the virtual password system. In virtual password system they have used linear randomized function to be secure against identity theft attacks, phishing attacks, keylogging attack and shoulder surfing system. In ICC 2010 Li's given a security attack on the Lei's work. This paper gives modification on Lei's work to prevent the Li's attack with reducing the server overhead. This paper also discussed the problems with current password recovery system and gives the better approach.

  19. Online Policies for Opportunistic Virtual MISO Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Rossi, Michele

    Online Policies for Opportunistic Virtual MISO Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Cristiano in virtual multiple input single output (MISO) trans- missions and space-time block codes have been proposed

  20. Haptic Rendering of Topological Constraints to Users Manipulating Serial Virtual Linkages

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    Constantinescu, Daniela

    Haptic Rendering of Topological Constraints to Users Manipulating Serial Virtual Linkages Daniela-- This paper presents an approach for haptic rendering of topological constraints to users operating serial rendering. I. INTRODUCTION Haptic interaction with physically-motivated virtual en- vironments provides

  1. TR2004-518, Dartmouth College, Computer Science Creating and Detecting Doctored and Virtual Images

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    of "virtual porn". In 2002, the United States Supreme Court found that portions of the CPPA, being overly types of "virtual porn". In 2002 the United States Supreme Court found that portions of the CPPA, being

  2. Automatic Modeling of Virtual Humans and Body Clothing Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Hyewon Seo, Frederic Cordier

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    Cordier, Frederic

    Automatic Modeling of Virtual Humans and Body Clothing Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Hyewon Seo-mail: {thalmann, seo, cordier}@miralab.unige.ch Abstract Highly realistic virtual human models are rapidly

  3. Project PEAC : a Personal, Expressive Avatar Controller for the operation of virtual characters

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    Santos, Kristopher B. dos

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this thesis was to design and construct a prototype for the control of virtual avatars in a virtual space. It was designed with the intent to feature multiple interfaces such that the user would have many ...

  4. A two-stage circumferential slot virtual impactor for bioaerosol concentration

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    Isaguirre, Refugio Rey, IV

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Slot virtual impactors provide an efficient low power method of concentrating aerosols. A circumferential slot virtual impactor (CSVI) is especially effective because it has a continuous slot, and, therefore, has no losses associated with the ends...

  5. Combining Global and Local Virtual Lights for Detailed Glossy Illumination Tomas Davidovic

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    Bala, Kavita

    approach Figure 1: Comparison of our approach with Virtual Spherical Lights (VSLs). Left: VSLs fail of these algorithms in design applications. Recently, virtual spherical lights [Hasan et al. 2009] were introducedCombining Global and Local Virtual Lights for Detailed Glossy Illumination Tom´as Davidovic

  6. A Cross-Layer Framework for Exploiting Virtual MISO Links in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Krishnamurthy, Srikanth

    A Cross-Layer Framework for Exploiting Virtual MISO Links in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Gentian requiring the deployment of physical antenna arrays. Virtual MISO entails the simultaneous transmission. We present a novel multilayer approach for exploiting virtual MISO links in ad hoc networks

  7. An Opportunistic Virtual MISO (OVM) Protocol for Multi-hop Wireless Networks

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    Perkins, Dmitri

    1 An Opportunistic Virtual MISO (OVM) Protocol for Multi-hop Wireless Networks Van Nguyen-utilized and performance is not maximized. In this work, we propose the Opportunistic Virtual MISO (OVM) protocol for multi-hop wireless networks. OVM combines virtual MISO (using space- time block codes) and cooperative diversity

  8. Virtual Team Performance Depends on Distributed Nico van Dijk and Joost Broekens

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Virtual Team Performance Depends on Distributed Leadership Nico van Dijk and Joost Broekens Media virtual team collaboration. A number of competitive synchronous virtual teams were investigated in-situ and unobtrusively. We observed a large gap in team performance between the various teams. An initial statistic study

  9. Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Educational Version 2.0 User Guide

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    1 Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Educational Version 2.0 User Guide Jeffrey W of the Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) software, version 2.0. Using the VCCTL software, cement hydration, computer modeling, concrete testing, microstructure, simulation, virtual laboratory

  10. Palacios and Kitten: New High Performance Operating Systems For Scalable Virtualized and Native Supercomputing

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    Maccabe, Barney

    Palacios and Kitten: New High Performance Operating Systems For Scalable Virtualized and Native-featured virtualized environ- ments alongside Kitten's lightweight native environment. Pala- cios supports existing, unmodified applications and operating systems by using the hardware virtualization technologies in recent AMD

  11. Energy-efficiency and Security Issues in the Cisco Nexus Virtual Distributed Benjamin Peterson

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Energy-efficiency and Security Issues in the Cisco Nexus Virtual Distributed Switching Benjamin--Virtualization technologies have brought with them the promise of increased security and energy saving. Such was the case with the Cisco Nexus virtual switching environment. However, possible security issues of this environment have

  12. Virtual chimera states for delayed-feedback systems Laurent Larger1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Virtual chimera states for delayed-feedback systems Laurent Larger1 , Bogdan Penkovsky1 virtual space-time representation, the behavior is found to develop as a chimera-like state, a new oscillations. Numerous virtual chimera states are obtained and analyzed, through experiment, theory

  13. Eliminating Design and Execute Modes from Virtual Environment Authoring Gary Marsden & Shih-min Yang

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    Marsden, Gary

    Eliminating Design and Execute Modes from Virtual Environment Authoring Systems Gary Marsden & Shih a virtual environment authoring tool for novices. In particular we set out to eliminate separate design on the results of a usability experiments comparing each environment. Keywords- Virtual reality authoring, modes

  14. Render me Real? Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual Humans

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    Render me Real? Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual of lifelike virtual humans has been the goal of many movie makers in the last decade. Recently, films of psychophysical experiments to determine whether render style affects how virtual humans are perceived. Motion

  15. Bringing the Human Arm Reachable Space to a Virtual Environment for its Analysis

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    Rodríguez, Inmaculada

    reaching motions of animated characters in a virtual environment. It also helps studying human reachability-level, which ensures that the management of virtual humans and the creation of character animations are managedBringing the Human Arm Reachable Space to a Virtual Environment for its Analysis I. Rodrígueza , M

  16. Environmental Modeling for Autonomous Virtual Pedestrians Wei Shao and Demetri Terzopoulos

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    in architecture and urban planning [6,12]. The field of computer graphics, in which virtual human animation has and his or her environment plays a major role in the animation of autonomous virtual humans in synthetic We present a technique for modeling large-scale urban environments for virtual human simulation. Our

  17. Giving instructions in virtual environments by corpus based selection Luciana Benotti

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for animating virtual humans. Finally, no inria-00636303,version1-27Oct2011 Author manuscript, published prototyping virtual instruction-giving agents from human-human corpora without manual annotation. Automat-based corpus situated in a virtual world, which contains human instructor's speech acts and the user

  18. The Virtual Raft Project: A Mobile Interface for Interacting with Communities of Autonomous Characters

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    Tomlinson, Bill

    Dimensional Graphics and Realism: Animation INTRODUCTION The Virtual Raft Project is a multidisciplinary a virtual environment inhabited by a small community of animated characters. These characters exhibit simple this by means of a virtual "raft" ­ a Tablet PC that can be moved in physical space by a human interactor. When

  19. Motion Patches: Building Blocks for Virtual Environments Annotated with Motion Data

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    Lee, Jehee

    time animation of human figures in virtual environments is an important problem in the context-Dimensional Graphics and Realism]: Animation--Virtual reality Keywords: Interactive character animation, human motion:{zoi,mingle,jehee}@mrl.snu.ac.kr The real time animation and control of human figures in complex virtual environments have been an important

  20. A Reality Emulator Featuring Autonomous Virtual Pedestrians and its Application to Distributed Visual Surveillance

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    station populated by self-animating virtual humans. Abstract A Reality Emulator--i.e., a computer simulated world that ap- proaches the complexity and realism of the real world, inhabited by virtual humans- proaches the complexity and realism of the real world, inhabited by virtual humans that look, move

  1. Applications of virtual reality to nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation

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    Stansfield, S.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents several applications of virtual reality relevant to the areas of nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation. Each of these applications was developed to the prototype stage at Sandia National Laboratories` Virtual Reality and Intelligent Simulation laboratory. These applications include the use of virtual reality for facility visualization, training of inspection personnel, and security and monitoring of nuclear facilities.

  2. Virtual Shelves: Interactions with Orientation Aware Devices Frank Chun Yat Li, David Dearman & Khai N. Truong

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    Toronto, University of

    Virtual Shelves: Interactions with Orientation Aware Devices Frank Chun Yat Li, David Dearman mobile situations when eyes-free interactions may be preferable. We present Virtual Shelves, a technique. With Virtual Shelves, the user triggers shortcuts by orienting a spatially-aware mobile device within

  3. Implementing Self-Organising Virtual Enterprises Using Social Behaviour Nets

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to support Internet-based virtual enterprises are currently characterised as having fixed process models, fixed meta-data models and a fixed set of users at project inception. This paper proposes the So to a combination of its own goals and state changes. The SoBeNet test-bed is based on the Java JADE environment

  4. Using Virtual Reality Technology to Support Job Aiding and Training

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Using Virtual Reality Technology to Support Job Aiding and Training Sittichai Kaewkuekool, Mohammad, training and job aiding have been identified as the two most important intervention strategies. Both will investigate the use of VR technology as a support of job aiding and training in the improvement of aircraft

  5. The Virtual Mesh: A Geometric Abstraction for Efficiently Computing Radiosity

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    Petitjean, Sylvain

    , an abstraction of the input geometry that allows complex shapes to be illuminated as if they were simple are mapped while preserving their energy properties. Radiosity values are then computed on these supports, by exactly integrating curved surfaces in the resolution process, the virtual mesh allows complex scenes

  6. Surface Light Field Rendering for Virtual Product Design

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    Behnke, Sven

    Surface Light Field Rendering for Virtual Product Design Jan MESETH, Gero MÃ?LLER, Reinhard KLEIN illumination solution including accurate materials, which is stored as an outgoing Surface Light Field (SLF-facto standard in manufacturing industries like the automotive industry. They are used, e.g., for performing

  7. Automation of Multi-leg One-loop virtual Amplitudes

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    D. Maitre

    2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last few years, much progress has been made in the computation of one-loop virtual matrix elements for processes involving many external particles. In this contribution the methods that have enabled this recent progress are briefly reviewed with a focus on their computing and automation aspects.

  8. Virtual Chassis for Snake Robots: Definition and Applications

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    Choset, Howie

    Full paper Virtual Chassis for Snake Robots: Definition and Applications David Rollinson*, Austin Buchan and Howie Choset The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue the motion of a snake robot is difficult. This is in part because the internal shape changes that the robot

  9. Virtual Testing for Smart Buildings Julien Bruneau, Charles Consel

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Virtual Testing for Smart Buildings Julien Bruneau, Charles Consel INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest Talence Consultant Cairo, Egypt wail hannourah@yahoo.com Abstract--Smart buildings promise to revolutionize the way on the quality and cost of these services. However, smart buildings and any technology with direct effect

  10. VMVM: Unit Test Virtualization for Java Jonathan Bell

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    Kaiser, Gail E.

    VMVM: Unit Test Virtualization for Java Jonathan Bell Columbia University 500 West 120th St, MC New York, NY USA kaiser@cs.columbia.edu ABSTRACT As software evolves and grows, its regression test suites tend to grow as well. When these test suites become too large, they can eventually reach a point

  11. SANDBOX: A VIRTUAL REALITY INTERFACE TO SCIENTIFIC DATABASES ANDREW JOHNSON

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    Johnson, Andrew

    SANDBOX: A VIRTUAL REALITY INTERFACE TO SCIENTIFIC DATABASES by ANDREW JOHNSON DISSERTATION: Adviser Date #12; c COPYRIGHT BY ANDREW JOHNSON 1994 All Rights Reserved #12;Dedication I dedicate; Narendra Goel, John Norman, and Don Strebel for their insight into the FIFE database; and Larry Cathey

  12. Haptic Rendering in Virtual Environments Cagatay Basdogan1,

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    Basdogan, Cagatay

    Haptic Rendering in Virtual Environments Cagatay Basdogan1, , Mandayam A. Srinivasan2 1 Jet, srini @mit.edu 1. Introduction The goal of haptic rendering is to enable a user to touch, feel and rendering techniques1 indicates growing interest in this exciting new area of research, which we call

  13. Navigating in Virtual Environments with 360 Omnidirectional Rendering Jrme Ardouin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Navigating in Virtual Environments with 360 Omnidirectional Rendering Jérôme Ardouin ESIEA - INSA to a rendering method of reference, i.e. a perspective projection, in a basic navigation task. Our results con- firm that using any omnidirectional rendering method could lead to more efficient navigation in terms

  14. A Resources Virtualization Approach Supporting Uniform Access to Heterogeneous

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    Keinan, Alon

    A Resources Virtualization Approach Supporting Uniform Access to Heterogeneous Grid Resources1 of resources such as computing resources, storage resources, instrument resources, data resources, etc. However, because of the differences of formats, descriptions, structures, and access modes of these resources, grid

  15. Storage Performance Virtualization via Throughput and Latency Control

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    Riska, Alma

    Storage Performance Virtualization via Throughput and Latency Control JIANYONG ZHANG, ANAND storage systems. A consequence of this trend is the need to serve multiple users and/or workloads of the underlying storage system; (2) couple rate and latency allocation in a single scheduler, making them less

  16. CONFIGURING A COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL WORKSPACE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF

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    Barbosa, Alberto

    CONFIGURING A COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL WORKSPACE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF OIL & GAS OFFSHORE , and Börje Karlsson 5 ABSTRACT There are serious risks involved in running offshore units, with many reported workspace. Finally a prototype for oil & gas offshore structures disaster management based on our multi

  17. MILOU : a Monte-Carlo for Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    E. Perez; L. Schoeffel; L. Favart

    2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this note, we present a new generator for Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering processes. This generator is based on formalism of Generalized Partons Distributions evolved at Next Leading Order (NLO). In the following we give a brief description of this formalism and we explain the main features of the generator for the elastic reactions, as well as for proton dissociation.

  18. Soft-collinear resummation in deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    T. Altinoluk; B. Pire; L. Szymanowski; S. Wallon

    2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive an all order resummation formula for the deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) amplitude, which takes into account soft gluon exchanges in the non-singlet quark coefficient function. We identify the ladder diagrams responsible in light-like gauge for [alphaS log^2 (x +/- xi)]^n contributions. The resummed series results in a simple closed expression.

  19. Electron-Positron Radiative Annihilation : Timelike Virtual Compton Scattering

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    Asmita Mukherjee

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on a recent work proposing measurements of the deeply virtual Compton amplitude (DVCS) $\\gamma^* \\to h \\bar h \\gamma$ in the timelike kinematic domain which is accessible at electron-positron colliders via the radiative annihilation process $e^+ e^- \\to h \\bar h \\gamma$.

  20. New JLab/Hall A Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering results

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    Defurne, Maxime

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New data points for unpolarized Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering cross sections have been extracted from the E00-110 experiment at Q$^2$=1.9 GeV$^2$ effectively doubling the statistics available in the valence region. A careful study of systematic uncertainties has been performed.

  1. Diffractive and deeply virtual Compton scattering in holographic QCD

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    Alexander Stoffers; Ismail Zahed

    2012-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We further analyze the holographic dipole-dipole scattering amplitude developed in arXiv:1202.0831, 1205.3223. Gribov diffusion at strong coupling yields the scattering amplitude in a confining background. We compare the holographic result for the differential cross section to proton-proton and deeply virtual Compton scattering data.

  2. NLO Corrections to Deeply-Virtual Compton Scattering

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    L. Mankiewicz; G. Piller; E. Stein; M. Vänttinen; T. Weigl

    2000-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calculated the NLO corrections to the twist-2 part of the deeply-virtual Compton scattering amplitude. Our results for the transverse and antisymmetric parts agree with recent calculations by Ji and Osborne and by Belitsky and M\\"uller. In addition we present NLO results for the longitudinal part of the amplitude.

  3. Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects

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    Stanford University

    Wide Area Camera Calibration Using Virtual Calibration Objects Xing Chen, James Davis, Philipp}@graphics.stanford.edu Abstract This paper introduces a method to calibrate a wide area system of unsynchronized cameras construction of a large calibration object. The user need only wave an identifiable point in front of all

  4. Hybrid Teams in Virtual Environments: Samurai Joins the Training Team

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    Diggelen, Jurriaan van

    Hybrid Teams in Virtual Environments: Samurai Joins the Training Team Jurriaan van Diggelen, Tijmen where mixed human-agent teams are used for team-skills training. Keywords: Human-Agent Teams, Team Training, Cognitive Modeling 1. Introduction Training team skills forms an essential part of the education

  5. TPA#1573154.02 Extending the Squeak Virtual Machine

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    Ducasse, Stéphane

    TPA#1573154.02 Extending the Squeak Virtual Machine Andrew C. Greenberg NetWolves Technology not otherwise possible without an extension. Squeaking out more speed Squeak programs are not compiled to native permitting a programmer to focus energies on refining only small portions of the code. Using a Squeak

  6. Sub-cycle Oscillations in Virtual States Brought to Light

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    Chini, Michael; Wang, Xiaowei; Cheng, Yan; Wu, Yi; Zhao, Di; Telnov, Dmitry A.; Chu, Shih-I; Chang, Zenghu

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    ) pulse by helium atoms in the presence of a delayed, few-cycle near infrared (NIR) laser pulse, which uncovers absorption structures corresponding to laser-induced “virtual” intermediate states in the two-color two-photon (XUV+NIR) and three-photon (XUV...

  7. A Taxonomy of Real and Virtual World Display Integration

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    Milgram, Paul

    Chapter 1 A Taxonomy of Real and Virtual World Display Integration Paul Milgram Herman Colquhoun Jr and control- display mapping in Section 1.2. Finally, in Section 1.3, we present a taxonomy which we hope in terms of breadth. Most common appear to be those for which AR refers narrowly to the 1 #12;2 A Taxonomy

  8. Micropolis: A Virtual City for Water Distribution System Research Applications

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    Torres, Jacob

    2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    of contaminant spread are presented, and future applications will include fire flow and water auditing. The data digital files describing Micropolis are available from the authors for others’ use. It is hoped that other virtual cities will follow for the use...

  9. Scalable System Virtualization in High Performance Computing Systems

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    Maccabe, Barney

    , and Ron Brightwell2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, {ktpedre,mjleven,rbbrigh}@sandia.gov, hudson@osresearch.net 3 Scalable Systems Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, {cuizheng,bridges}@cs.unm.edu Palacios is a new opensource virtual

  10. Virtual TCP Offload: Optimizing Ethernet Overlay Performance on Advanced Interconnects

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    Dinda, Peter A.

    Virtual TCP Offload: Optimizing Ethernet Overlay Performance on Advanced Interconnects Zheng Cui Patrick G. Bridges John R. Lange Peter A. Dinda Department of CS University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM. Their performance suffers on advanced interconnects such as Infiniband, however, be- cause of differences between

  11. Human Factors Related to a Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator: The

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    Bowden, Richard

    and therefore, reductions in patient intervention costs (Banta, 1993). #12; Human Factors Related to a Virtual Training System in the light of feedback from surgeons. Initial work to produce finite element models are displayed. The training system has been well received by the surgeons and represents a new and potentially

  12. VRDD: Applying virtual reality visualization to protein docking

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    Weng, Zhiping

    the levels of atomic overlap and interac- tion energy. The stunning VR graphics immerse users in the scene. Keywords: virtual reality, computer graphics, CAVE, mo- lecular docking, binding free energy calculations molecular docking aided by automatic docking and side chain confor- mational search. Binding free energies

  13. Time Domain Passivity Control of Haptic Interfaces with Virtual Environments

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    Ryu, Jee-Hwan

    Graphics Processor 60Hz Virtual Environment or Model Haptics Processor 1000 Hz Mechanism Power Converter of conservation of energy: ­ "Energy supplied BY the network can never exceed the energy which has been fed TO it" · Mathematical definitions 0,00 0 tEdvf t N v f f v : Force : Velocity Net energy supplied Initial

  14. Finite element visualization in the cave virtual reality environment

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    Plaskacz, E.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Kuhn, M.A. [Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb, IL (United States)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through the use of the post-processing software, Virtual Reality visualization (VRviz), and the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE), finite element representations can be viewed as they would be in real life. VRviz is a program written in ANSI C to translate the mathematical results generated by finite element analysis programs into a virtual representation. This virtual representation is projected into the CAVE environment and the results are animated. The animation is fully controllable. A user is able to translate the image, rotate about any axis and scale the image at any time. The user is also able to freeze the animation at any time step and control the image update rate. This allows the user to navigate around, or even inside, the image in order to effectively analyze possible failure points and redesign as necessary. Through the use of the CAVE and the real life image that is being produced by VRviz, engineers are able to save considerable time, money, and effort in the design process.

  15. Designing Virtual Organizations for Citizen Science Andrea Wiggins

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    Crowston, Kevin

    Designing Virtual Organizations for Citizen Science Andrea Wiggins Syracuse University Syracuse, NY projects. Citizen science is a phenomenon with this potential; the term refers to research projects involv 2001, Cohn 2008, Bonney & LaBranche 2004). Citizen science is related to long-standing programs

  16. VOSS: Theory and design of virtual organizations for citizen science

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    Crowston, Kevin

    VOSS: Theory and design of virtual organizations for citizen science This proposal presents a three coordinating the work of a larger number of volunteer contributors, a format called citizen science research in citizen science projects. It is directed at advancing the understanding of what constitutes

  17. 1.PutyourWebappintheCloud 2.VirtualObservatory

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    Williams, Roy

    ^calOp^cal+Xray OpenSkyQuery WebEnabledSourceIden^fica^on withCrossMatching(WESIX) Uploadimagesto^onsofsmall,carefullyselectedsamples Towarda"newastronomy" · Mul^wavelengthdataformillionsofobjects · DataMining,Outliers,Correla^ons,etc · TheoryvsExperiment Towarda"newastronomy" · Tools · Visualiza^on · DataMining #12;5/30/09 4 Virtual

  18. Interactive Animation of Cloth-like Objects in Virtual Reality

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Interactive Animation of Cloth-like Objects in Virtual Reality Mark Meyer Caltech Gilles Debunne iMAGIS/IMAG Mathieu Desbrun USC/Caltech Alan H. Barr Caltech Abstract Modeling and animation of cloth has experienced to realistically drape objects or human characters in a fairly efficient way. However, real-time realistic

  19. Tensile damage response from discrete element virtual testing

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Tensile damage response from discrete element virtual testing A. DELAPLACE LMT-Cachan, ENS Cachan conditions on brittle materials, damage can generally not be re- duced to a simple scalar. Microcrack into account the damage anisotropy in phenomenological models is a possible option, but the identification

  20. Structure and Controls of the Global Virtual Water Trade Network

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    Suweis, S; Dalin, C; Hanasaki, N; Rinaldo, A; Rodriguez-Iturbe, I; 10.1029/2011GL046837

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recurrent or ephemeral water shortages are a crucial global challenge, in particular because of their impacts on food production. The global character of this challenge is reflected in the trade among nations of virtual water, i.e. the amount of water used to produce a given commodity. We build, analyze and model the network describing the transfer of virtual water between world nations for staple food products. We find that all the key features of the network are well described by a model that reproduces both the topological and weighted properties of the global virtual water trade network, by assuming as sole controls each country's gross domestic product and yearly rainfall on agricultural areas. We capture and quantitatively describe the high degree of globalization of water trade and show that a small group of nations play a key role in the connectivity of the network and in the global redistribution of virtual water. Finally, we illustrate examples of prediction of the structure of the network under fut...

  1. Procedural filters for customization of virtual worlds Tim Tutenel

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    Bidarra, Rafael

    Designing virtual game worlds is often a long and labor- intensive process. Moreover, when a game world require some repetitious tasks. Ideally, when the same game world is needed under different circumstances (e.g. in another season, before and after a war, in prosperous or poor economic conditions

  2. Performance and Energy Modeling for Live Migration of Virtual Machines

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    Xu, Cheng-Zhong

    Performance and Energy Modeling for Live Migration of Virtual Machines Haikun Liu , Cheng-Zhong Xu , Hai Jin , Jiayu Gong , Xiaofei Liao School of Computer Science and Technology Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, 430074, China {hjin, xfliao}@hust.edu.cn Department of Electrical

  3. Virtual Cinematography of Group Scenes using Hierarchical Lines of Actions

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    Casanova, Henri

    Virtual Cinematography of Group Scenes using Hierarchical Lines of Actions Kaveh Kardan Henri the heuristics of good cinematography. More specifically, our main contributions are the a method for defining hierarchical lines of action and the identification and use of relevant first principles of cinematography

  4. Research and Education Reports Virtual International Experiences in Veterinary

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    Singer, Randall

    in their professions. For one thing, unprecedented changes in human and animal demographics, diseases, and biotech in all areas of international health. The convergence of global issues in animal, humanResearch and Education Reports Virtual International Experiences in Veterinary Medicine

  5. A Virtualized Computing Platform For Fusion Control Systems

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    Frazier, T; Adams, P; Fisher, J; Talbot, A

    2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a stadium-sized facility that contains a 192-beam, 1.8-Megajoule, 500-Terawatt, ultraviolet laser system together with a 10-meter diameter target chamber with room for multiple experimental diagnostics. NIF is the world's largest and most energetic laser experimental system, providing a scientific center to study inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and matter at extreme energy densities and pressures. NIF's laser beams are designed to compress fusion targets to conditions required for thermonuclear burn, liberating more energy than required to initiate the fusion reactions. 2,500 servers, 400 network devices and 700 terabytes of networked attached storage provide the foundation for NIF's Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS) and Experimental Data Archive. This talk discusses the rationale & benefits for server virtualization in the context of an operational experimental facility, the requirements discovery process used by the NIF teams to establish evaluation criteria for virtualization alternatives, the processes and procedures defined to enable virtualization of servers in a timeframe that did not delay the execution of experimental campaigns and the lessons the NIF teams learned along the way. The virtualization architecture ultimately selected for ICCS is based on the Open Source Xen computing platform and 802.1Q open networking standards. The specific server and network configurations needed to ensure performance and high availability of the control system infrastructure will be discussed.

  6. Creation of Dynamic Virtual Organizations for Child Abuse Prevention

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child." In short, we can say that there is child abuse if children's rightsCreation of Dynamic Virtual Organizations for Child Abuse Prevention in the VO Breeding Environment

  7. Virtual Remote Center of Motion Control for Needle Placement Robots

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    Boyer, Edmond

    mechanical design but also the need for calibration and registration of the robot to the medical imager priorVirtual Remote Center of Motion Control for Needle Placement Robots Emad M. Boctor, Robert J@jhu.edu, GaborF@jhu.edu http://cisstweb.cs.jhu.edu Abstract. Surgical robots, including those with remote center

  8. Proceedings of Virtual Concept 2005 Biarritz, France, November 8th

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    Boyer, Edmond

    limits of the orthoglide are optimized to have homogeneous performance throughout the Cartesian workspace. With these devices, the user can feel the rigidity or weight of virtual objects. Most robotic manipulators have large that compensation is not needed. This hardware design is compact, and it has the ability to carry a relatively large

  9. Host virtualization: a taxonomy of management challenges Vitalian A. Danciu

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    according to established conceptual management frameworks and juxtapose the result to a survey of currentHost virtualization: a taxonomy of management challenges Vitalian A. Danciu Munich Network Management Team Ludwig­Maximilians­UniversitË? at, Munich, Germany danciu@mnm­team.org Abstract: Host

  10. Host virtualization: a taxonomy of management challenges Vitalian A. Danciu

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    according to established conceptual management frameworks and juxtapose the result to a survey of currentHost virtualization: a taxonomy of management challenges Vitalian A. Danciu Munich Network Management Team Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit¨at, Munich, Germany danciu@mnm-team.org Abstract: Host

  11. Controlling Wild Mobile Robots Using Virtual Gates and Discrete Transitions

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    Controlling Wild Mobile Robots Using Virtual Gates and Discrete Transitions Leonardo Bobadilla purposely design them to execute wild motions, which means each will strike every open set infinitely often, "wildly behaving" robots that move more-or-less straight until a wall is contacted. They then pick

  12. Supporting Virtual Organisations through Knowledge Fusion Alun Preece

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    Preece, Alun

    Introduction One of the most promising areas of electronic commerce (e-commerce) is improved management is a central concern in business-to-business e-commerce. Virtual organisations enable partner companies to develop and manufacture customised products with low costs and rapid delivery. Agent-based architec- tures

  13. Lightweight Process Modeling for Virtual Enterprise Process Collaboration

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Lightweight Process Modeling for Virtual Enterprise Process Collaboration Lai Xu1 , Paul de Vrieze1 of mashups are often more data related than process related. In this paper, we explore the differences between data-oriented mashups and process-oriented enterprise mashups and consider how process mashups can

  14. Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Construction Cost Reductions through the Use of Virtual Environments - Task 4 Report: Virtual Mockup Maintenance Task Evaluation

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    Timothy Shaw; Anthony Baratta; Vaughn Whisker

    2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Task 4 report of 3 year DOE NERI-sponsored effort evaluating immersive virtual reality (CAVE) technology for design review, construction planning, and maintenance planning and training for next generation nuclear power plants. Program covers development of full-scale virtual mockups generated from 3D CAD data presented in a CAVE visualization facility. This report focuses on using Full-scale virtual mockups for nuclear power plant training applications.

  15. Dissecting holographic conductivities

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    Richard A. Davison; Blaise Goutéraux

    2015-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The DC thermoelectric conductivities of holographic systems in which translational symmetry is broken can be efficiently computed in terms of the near-horizon data of the dual black hole. By calculating the frequency dependent conductivities to the first subleading order in the momentum relaxation rate, we give a physical explanation for these conductivities in the simplest such example, in the limit of slow momentum relaxation. Specifically, we decompose each conductivity into the sum of a coherent contribution due to momentum relaxation and an incoherent contribution, due to intrinsic current relaxation. This decomposition is different from those previously proposed, and is consistent with the known hydrodynamic properties in the translationally invariant limit. This is the first step towards constructing a consistent theory of charged hydrodynamics with slow momentum relaxation.

  16. Integrating digital human modeling into virtual environment for ergonomic oriented design

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    Ma, Liang; Bennis, Fouad; Hu, Bo; Zhang, Wei

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Virtual human simulation integrated into virtual reality applications is mainly used for virtual representation of the user in virtual environment or for interactions between the user and the virtual avatar for cognitive tasks. In this paper, in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders, the integration of virtual human simulation and VR application is presented to facilitate physical ergonomic evaluation, especially for physical fatigue evaluation of a given population. Immersive working environments are created to avoid expensive physical mock-up in conventional evaluation methods. Peripheral motion capture systems are used to capture natural movements and then to simulate the physical operations in virtual human simulation. Physical aspects of human's movement are then analyzed to determine the effort level of each key joint using inverse kinematics. The physical fatigue level of each joint is further analyzed by integrating a fatigue and recovery model on the basis of physical task parameters. All the pr...

  17. Using voice input and audio feedback to enhance the reality of a virtual experience

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    Miner, N.E.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Virtual Reality (VR) is a rapidly emerging technology which allows participants to experience a virtual environment through stimulation of the participant`s senses. Intuitive and natural interactions with the virtual world help to create a realistic experience. Typically, a participant is immersed in a virtual environment through the use of a 3-D viewer. Realistic, computer-generated environment models and accurate tracking of a participant`s view are important factors for adding realism to a virtual experience. Stimulating a participant`s sense of sound and providing a natural form of communication for interacting with the virtual world are equally important. This paper discusses the advantages and importance of incorporating voice recognition and audio feedback capabilities into a virtual world experience. Various approaches and levels of complexity are discussed. Examples of the use of voice and sound are presented through the description of a research application developed in the VR laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories.

  18. Managing Distributed Software Development in the Virtual Astronomical Observatory

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    Evans, Janet D; Bonaventura, Nina; Busko, Ivo; Cresitello-Dittmar, Mark; D'Abrusco, Raffaele; Doe, Stephen; Ebert, Rick; Laurino, Omar; Pevunova, Olga; Refsdal, Brian; Thomas, Brian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) is a product-driven organization that provides new scientific research capabilities to the astronomical community. Software development for the VAO follows a lightweight framework that guides development of science applications and infrastructure. Challenges to be overcome include distributed development teams, part-time efforts, and highly constrained schedules. We describe the process we followed to conquer these challenges while developing Iris, the VAO application for analysis of 1-D astronomical spectral energy distributions (SEDs). Iris was successfully built and released in less than a year with a team distributed across four institutions. The project followed existing International Virtual Observatory Alliance inter-operability standards for spectral data and contributed a SED library as a by-product of the project. We emphasize lessons learned that will be folded into future development efforts. In our experience, a well-defined process that provides gu...

  19. Wafer bonded virtual substrate and method for forming the same

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    Atwater, Jr., Harry A. (So. Pasadena, CA); Zahler, James M. (Pasadena, CA); Morral, Anna Fontcuberta i (Paris, FR)

    2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of forming a virtual substrate comprised of an optoelectronic device substrate and handle substrate comprises the steps of initiating bonding of the device substrate to the handle substrate, improving or increasing the mechanical strength of the device and handle substrates, and thinning the device substrate to leave a single-crystal film on the virtual substrate such as by exfoliation of a device film from the device substrate. The handle substrate is typically Si or other inexpensive common substrate material, while the optoelectronic device substrate is formed of more expensive and specialized electro-optic material. Using the methodology of the invention a wide variety of thin film electro-optic materials of high quality can be bonded to inexpensive substrates which serve as the mechanical support for an optoelectronic device layer fabricated in the thin film electro-optic material.

  20. High-energy Astrophysics and the Virtual Observatory

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    P. Padovani

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Virtual Observatory (VO) will revolutionise the way we do Astronomy by allowing easy access to all astronomical data and by making the handling and analysis of datasets at various locations across the globe much simpler and faster. I report here on the need for the VO and its status in Europe, concentrating on the recently started EURO-VO project, and then give two specific applications of VO tools to high-energy astrophysics.

  1. Three-dimensional virtual environment for spatial development

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    Bateman, Kathleen Suzanne

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    virtual three-dimensional scene and move through it, I developed a computer program called Viewpoints. The program's graphical interface presents a 3D perspective view of an environment. Simple geometric objects such as boxes and spheres can be placed... manipulations. Functions with similar purposes act and look similar. When appropriate, menu options matched in word choice and purpose to standard menu options available in other computer programs. Consistent use of color plays an important role in revealing...

  2. Cen ario Virtual e Composic ao de Imagens

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    Cenâ?? ario Virtual e Composicâ?º â? ao de Imagens BRUNO COSTA 1 LUCIA DARSA 1 JONAS GOMES 1 PAULO ROMA poderosa para esse propâ??osito â?? e a combinacâ?ºâ?ao de imagens. Glass­shots, mirror­shots e back­projection sâ?ao algumas das tâ??ecnicas tradicionais de combinacâ?ºâ?ao de imagens. Neste trabalho, descrevemos um sistema

  3. From hard exclusive meson electroproduction to deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    Peter Kroll; Hervé Moutarde; Franck Sabatié

    2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We systematically evaluate observables for hard exclusive electroproduction of real photons and compare them to experiment using a set of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) whose parameters are constrained by Deeply Virtual Meson Production data, nucleon form factors and parton distributions. The Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering amplitudes are calculated to leading-twist accuracy and leading order in QCD perturbation theory while the leptonic tensor is treated exactly, without any approximation. This study constitutes a check of the universality of the GPDs. We summarize all relevant details on the parametrizations of the GPDs and describe its use in the handbag approach of the aforementioned hard scattering processes. We observe a good agreement between predictions and measurements of deeply virtual Compton scattering on a wide kinematic range, including most data from H1, ZEUS, HERMES, Hall A and CLAS collaborations for unpolarized and polarized targets when available. We also give predictions relevant for future experiments at COMPASS and JLab after the 12 GeV upgrade.

  4. Heuristic Optimization for the Discrete Virtual Power Plant Dispatch Problem

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    Petersen, Mette K.; Hansen, Lars H.; Bendtsen, Jan; Edlund, Kristian; Stoustrup, Jakob

    2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a virtual power plant, which is given the task of dispatching a fluctuating power supply to a portfolio of flexible consumers. The flexible consumers are modeled as discrete batch processes, and the associated optimization problem is denoted the discrete virtual power plant dispatch problem (DVPPDP). First, the nondeterministic polynomial time (NP)-completeness of the discrete virtual power plant dispatch problem is proved formally. We then proceed to develop tailored versions of the meta-heuristic algorithms hill climber and greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (GRASP). The algorithms are tuned and tested on portfolios of varying sizes. We find that all the tailored algorithms perform satisfactorily in the sense that they are able to find sub-optimal, but usable, solutions to very large problems (on the order of 105 units) at computation times on the scale of just 10 s, which is far beyond the capabilities of the optimal algorithms we have tested. In particular, GRASP sorted shows with the most promising performance, as it is able to find solutions that are both agile (sorted) and well balanced, and consistently yields the best numerical performance among the developed algorithms.

  5. A one-dimensional model illustrating virtual-cathode formation in a novel coaxial virtual-cathode oscillator

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    Turner, Geoffrey R., E-mail: gturner@csir.co.za [Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001 (South Africa)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A one-dimensional electrostatic sheet model of a coaxial geometry Virtual Cathode Oscillator (VCO) is presented. The cathode is centrally located and connects to a peripherally located plate electrode to form a resonant cavity, and is thus considered to be a novel design. Charge is modelled as concentric sheets about the cathode whose absolute position and velocity are determined as a function of time by solving the relativistic equations of motion. The model predicts the formation of a virtual cathode between the grid and plate electrodes for the case of a space-charge limited current. Setting the electron reflexing frequency (as a function of the grid potential) comparable with the cavity resonant frequency is predicted to improve the efficiency of microwave emission.

  6. Scenario Planning as the Development of Leadership Capability and Capacity; and Virtual Human Resource Development

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    McWhorter, Rochell 1963-

    2011-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    SCENARIO PLANNING AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY AND CAPACITY; AND VIRTUAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT A Dissertation by ROCHELL RAE MCWHORTER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... Capability and Capacity; and Virtual Human Resource Development Copyright 2011 Rochell Rae McWhorter SCENARIO PLANNING AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY AND CAPACITY; AND VIRTUAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT A Dissertation...

  7. Students Share Experiences from First Run of BioenergizeME Virtual...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair-a high school competition that has students create and share infographics about bioenergy concepts....

  8. T-608: HP Virtual Server Environment Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HP Virtual Server Environment for Windows. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to elevate privileges.

  9. Immersive Virtual Reality System Using BIM Application With Extended Vertical Field Of View

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    Ganapathi Subramanian, Adithya

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A. Virtual Reality Immersive virtual reality as de ned by Joseph Psotka, U.S Army Research Institute, is a system in which a person placed in the simulated environment will feel like it is the real world, to some extent [11]. A person inside... systems is that it reduces the conceptual load because of the simplifying directness of perception of the virtual world [11]. Virtual reality (VR) systems create engagement and excitement to the users, which makes it an ideal tool to be used...

  10. Decentralised optimisation of cogeneration in virtual power plants

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    Wille-Haussmann, Bernhard; Erge, Thomas; Wittwer, Christof [Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Heidenhofstrasse 2, 79110 Freiburg (Germany)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Within several projects we investigated grid structures and management strategies for active grids with high penetration of renewable energy resources and distributed generation (RES and DG). Those ''smart grids'' should be designed and managed by model based methods, which are elaborated within these projects. Cogeneration plants (CHP) can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by locally producing heat and electricity. The integration of thermal storage devices is suitable to get more flexibility for the cogeneration operation. If several power plants are bound to centrally managed clusters, it is called ''virtual power plant''. To operate smart grids optimally, new optimisation and model reduction techniques are necessary to get rid with the complexity. There is a great potential for the optimised management of CHPs, which is not yet used. Due to the fact that electrical and thermal demands do not occur simultaneously, a thermally driven CHP cannot supply electrical peak loads when needed. With the usage of thermal storage systems it is possible to decouple electric and thermal production. We developed an optimisation method based on mixed integer linear programming (MILP) for the management of local heat supply systems with CHPs, heating boilers and thermal storages. The algorithm allows the production of thermal and electric energy with a maximal benefit. In addition to fuel and maintenance costs it is assumed that the produced electricity of the CHP is sold at dynamic prices. This developed optimisation algorithm was used for an existing local heat system with 5 CHP units of the same type. An analysis of the potential showed that about 10% increase in benefit is possible compared to a typical thermally driven CHP system under current German boundary conditions. The quality of the optimisation result depends on an accurate prognosis of the thermal load which is realised with an empiric formula fitted with measured data by a multiple regression method. The key functionality of a virtual power plant is to increase the value of the produced power by clustering different plants. The first step of the optimisation concerns the local operation of the individual power generator, the second step is to calculate the contribution to the virtual power plant. With small extensions the suggested MILP algorithm can be used for an overall EEX (European Energy Exchange) optimised management of clustered CHP systems in form of the virtual power plant. This algorithm has been used to control cogeneration plants within a distribution grid. (author)

  11. Sum rule for the double virtual Compton scattering

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    E. A. Kuraev; S. Bakmaev; E. Tomasi-Gustafsson; V. V. Bytev

    2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The two photon exchange amplitude is investigated in frame of analytic properties of the virtual Compton scattering amplitude as a function of the invariant mass squared of the intermediate hadronic state. A sum rule is built, based on arguments from analyticity. It relates the differential cross section of elastic electron-proton scattering including form factors, and the cross section of inelastic scattering channel, with a contribution of nucleon anti-nucleon pair production arising from the Fermi statistics. The last term is calculated in frame of a simple model of nucleon-pion interaction.

  12. Generalized Parton Distributions from Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering at HERMES

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    M. Guidal; H. Moutarde

    2009-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The HERMES collaboration has recently published a set of (correlated) beam charge, beam spin and target spin relative asymmetries for the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering process. This reaction allows in principle to access the Generalized Parton Distributions of the nucleon. We have fitted, in the QCD leading-order and leading-twist handbag approximation, but in a model independent way, this set of data and we report our results for the extracted Compton Form Factors. In particular, we are able to extract constrains on the $H$ GPD.

  13. Generalized Parton Distributions from Deep Virtual Compton Scattering at CLAS

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    M. Guidal

    2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have analyzed the beam spin asymmetry and the longitudinally polarized target spin asymmetry of the Deep Virtual Compton Scattering process, recently measured by the Jefferson Lab CLAS collaboration. Our aim is to extract information about the Generalized Parton Distributions of the proton. By fitting these data, in a largely model-independent procedure, we are able to extract numerical values for the two Compton Form Factors $H_{Im}$ and $\\tilde{H}_{Im}$ with uncertainties, in average, of the order of 30%.

  14. The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory to EURO-VO Transition

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    P. Padovani

    2005-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO) initiative, jointly funded by the European Commission and six European organisations, had the task of creating the foundations of a regional scale infrastructure by conducting a research and demonstration programme on the VO scientific requirements and necessary technologies. The AVO project is now formally concluded. I highlight AVO's main achievements and then describe its successor, the EURO-VO project. With its three new interlinked structures, the Data Centre Alliance, the Facility Centre, and the Technology Centre, the EURO-VO is the logical next step for the deployment of an operational VO in Europe.

  15. Virtual reality 3D headset based on DMD light modulators

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    Bernacki, Bruce E.; Evans, Allan; Tang, Edward

    2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the design of an immersion-type 3D headset suitable for virtual reality applications based upon digital micro-mirror devices (DMD). Our approach leverages silicon micro mirrors offering 720p resolution displays in a small form-factor. Supporting chip sets allow rapid integration of these devices into wearable displays with high resolution and low power consumption. Applications include night driving, piloting of UAVs, fusion of multiple sensors for pilots, training, vision diagnostics and consumer gaming. Our design is described in which light from the DMD is imaged to infinity and the user’s own eye lens forms a real image on the user’s retina.

  16. How ORISE is Making a Difference: Virtual Community Reception Center

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) EnvironmentalGyroSolé(tm) HarmonicbetandEnergy 2010 ABring andHowVirtual

  17. Unlocking Customer Value: The Virtual Power Plant | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2Uranium TransferonUS-India EnergyUnlocking Customer Value: The Virtual Power

  18. I/O Performance of Virtualized Cloud Environments

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    Ghoshal, Devarshi; Canon, Shane; Ramakrishnan, Lavanya

    2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The scientific community is exploring the suitability of cloud infrastructure to handle High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. The goal of Magellan, a project funded through DOE ASCR, is to investigate the potential role of cloud computing to address the computing needs of the Department of Energy?s Office of Science, especially for mid-range computing and data-intensive applications which are not served through existing DOE centers today. Prior work has shown that applications with significant communication orI/O tend to perform poorly in virtualized cloud environments. However, there is a limited understanding of the I/O characteristics in virtualized cloud environments. This paper will present our results in benchmarking the I/O performance over different cloud and HPC platforms to identify the major bottlenecks in existing infrastructure. We compare the I/O performance using IOR benchmark on two cloud platforms - Amazon and Magellan. We analyze the performance of different storage options available, different instance types in multiple availability zones. Finally, we perform large-scale tests in order to analyze the variability in the I/O patterns over time and region. Our results highlight the overhead and variability in I/O performance on both public and private cloud solutions. Our results will help applications decide between the different storage options enabling applications to make effective choices.

  19. Radiative corrections to real and virtual muon Compton scattering revisited

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    N. Kaiser

    2010-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate in closed analytical form the one-photon loop radiative corrections to muon Compton scattering $\\mu^- \\gamma \\to \\mu^- \\gamma $. Ultraviolet and infrared divergencies are both treated in dimensional regularization. Infrared finiteness of the (virtual) radiative corrections is achieved (in the standard way) by including soft photon radiation below an energy cut-off $\\lambda$. We find that the anomalous magnetic moment $\\alpha/2\\pi$ provides only a very small portion of the full radiative corrections. Furthermore, we extend our calculation of radiative corrections to the muon-nucleus bremsstrahlung process (or virtual muon Compton scattering $\\mu^-\\gamma_0^* \\to \\mu^- \\gamma $). These results are particularly relevant for analyzing the COMPASS experiment at CERN in which muon-nucleus bremsstrahlung serves to calibrate the Primakoff scattering of high-energy pions off a heavy nucleus with the aim of measuring the pion electric and magnetic polarizabilities. We find agreement with an earlier calculation of these radiative corrections based on a different method.

  20. SVOPME: A scalable virtual organization privileges management environment

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    Garzoglio, Gabriele; /Fermilab; Wang, Nanbor; /Tech-X, Boulder; Sfiligoi, Igor; Levshina, Tanya; /Fermilab; Anathan, Balamurali; /Tech-X, Boulder

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grids enable uniform access to resources by implementing standard interfaces to resource gateways. In the Open Science Grid (OSG), privileges are granted on the basis of the user's membership to a Virtual Organization (VO). However, Grid sites are solely responsible to determine and control access privileges to resources using users identity and personal attributes, which are available through Grid credentials. While this guarantees full control on access rights to the sites, it makes VO privileges heterogeneous throughout the Grid and hardly fits with the Grid paradigm of uniform access to resources. To address these challenges, we are developing the Scalable Virtual Organization Privileges Management Environment (SVOPME), which provides tools for VOs to define and publish desired privileges and assists sites to provide the appropriate access policies. Moreover, SVOPME provides tools for Grid sites to analyze site access policies for various resources, verify compliance with preferred VO policies, and generate directives for site administrators on how the local access policies can be amended to achieve such compliance without taking control of local configurations away from site administrators. This paper discusses what access policies are of interest to the OSG community and how SVOPME implements privilege management for OSG.

  1. Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2012 Virtual Sight for the Blind

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    PENNSTATE Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2012 Virtual Sight for the Blind Overview awareness to the blind, or "virtual sight". Users would wear the device on their body and use it to navigate was successfully created which allows blind users to navigate a room without sight. Our novel approach

  2. Virtual MISO Triggers in WiFi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano and Edward W. Knightly

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    Knightly, Edward W.

    Virtual MISO Triggers in WiFi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano and Edward W. Knightly ECE Department, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005 Technical Report Abstract--Virtual Multiple-Input Single-Output (vMISO) sys- tems distribute multi-antenna diversity capabilities between a sending and a cooperating node. vMISO

  3. Coordination on the MISO Interference Channel Using the Virtual SINR Framework

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    Gesbert, David

    Coordination on the MISO Interference Channel Using the Virtual SINR Framework Randa Zakhour David;Outline Motivation Cooperation in multi-cell/link systems MISO IC System Model and Performance Measures Motivation Cooperation in multi-cell/link systems MISO IC System Model and Performance Measures Virtual SINR

  4. Seite 1 von 2 Virtual Trained-in-GermanY China

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    Hellebrand, Sybille

    Seite 1 von 2 Einladung Virtual Trained-in-GermanY China 17.04.2014, 10h00 - 18h00 CST www.trained-in-germany Virtual Trained in GermanY in Brasilien, Indien und Südafrika findet die nächste virtuelle Jobmesse für Deutschland-Alumni in China statt: www.trained-in-germany.com/china. Die Trained in German

  5. A Responsive Design Approach for Supporting Mobile Access to Virtual and Remote Laboratories

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    Bey, Isabelle

    A Responsive Design Approach for Supporting Mobile Access to Virtual and Remote Laboratories aim to address this issue by adopting a responsive design approach for developing mobile web apps. Keywords-Virtual labs; remote labs; mobile access; responsive design; science education I. INTRODUCTION

  6. VIRTUAL REALITY INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS D. Schofield, E. Lester and J. A. Wilson

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    Schofield, Damian

    of products into two distillation columns for separation. The simulation model developed contains over environment that allow students to design and perform virtual chemical engineering laboratory experiments environments that will allow students to design and perform virtual chemical engineering laboratory experiments

  7. DISPLAY OF FRICTION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS BASED ON HUMAN FINGER PAD CHARACTERISTICS

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    Hollerbach, John M.

    DISPLAY OF FRICTION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS BASED ON HUMAN FINGER PAD CHARACTERISTICS A. Nahvi, J City, UT 84112 ABSTRACT A friction display system is proposed for virtual environ- ments. Since a user the frictional properties of the human finger pad on 9 subjects by simultaneously recording force and movement

  8. OMWeb Virtual Web-based Remote Laboratory for Modelica in Engineering Courses

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    OMWeb ­ Virtual Web-based Remote Laboratory for Modelica in Engineering Courses Mohsen Torabzadeh the individual learning. OMWeb is part of the open source platform Open- Modelica. It can be applied to several be illustrated by dynamic simulations. Keywords: OMWeb, OpenModelica, Virtual, Web- based 1 Introduction

  9. Mary Whitton_SIGGRAPH09 1 Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Studies of Virtual Environments

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Mary Whitton_SIGGRAPH09 1 Lessons Learned from Ten Years of Studies of Virtual Environments User lessons the Effective Virtual Environments (EVE) research team learned while doing a dozen or more studies and lessons learned by another, cross-disciplinary team in the Distributed nanoManipulator project

  10. Perceptual Audio Rendering of Complex Virtual Environments Nicolas Tsingos, Emmanuel Gallo and George Drettakis

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Perceptual Audio Rendering of Complex Virtual Environments Nicolas Tsingos, Emmanuel Gallo and spatial clustering allows us to render such complex audio-visual scenes in real-time. Abstract We propose a real-time 3D audio rendering pipeline for complex virtual scenes containing hundreds of moving sound

  11. Toolkit for Teaching Steering Behaviors for 3D Human-like Virtual Agents (Demonstration)

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    Brom, Cyril

    of steering behaviors for Pogamut toolkit for developing control mechanisms of virtual agents. The second one]: Model Development General Terms Algorithms Keywords Steering behaviors, Human-like virtual agents behavior shows that steering behaviors may not only control low-level navigation, but they may also be used

  12. Virtual Community Life Cycle: a Model to Develop Systems with Fluid Requirements Christo El Morr1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Virtual Community Life Cycle: a Model to Develop Systems with Fluid Requirements Christo El Morr1 into the life cycle model needed to develop information systems for group of people with fluid requirements development life cycles can be followed when developing any virtual community. Though, in a fluid environment

  13. A taxonomy of virtual worlds usage in education Ishbel Duncan, Alan Miller and Shangyi Jiang

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    St Andrews, University of

    1 A taxonomy of virtual worlds usage in education Ishbel Duncan, Alan Miller and Shangyi Jiang from around the world. A taxonomy is then derived from these articles, delineating current theoretical and practical work on Virtual World usage, specifically in the field of education. The taxonomy identifies rich

  14. Virtual venue management users manual : access grid toolkit documentation, version 2.3.

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    Judson, I. R.; Lefvert, S.; Olson, E.; Uram, T. D.; Mathematics and Computer Science

    2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    An Access Grid Venue Server provides access to individual Virtual Venues, virtual spaces where users can collaborate using the Access Grid Venue Client software. This manual describes the Venue Server component of the Access Grid Toolkit, version 2.3. Covered here are the basic operations of starting a venue server, modifying its configuration, and modifying the configuration of the individual venues.

  15. Security Awareness in Virtual Communities: The Case of Non-collocated Academic Research Collaborations

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Security Awareness in Virtual Communities: The Case of Non-collocated Academic Research the security risk factor linked with virtual collaboration. This study examines the security awareness settings. The paper suggests that a security awareness program aimed at academics should be initiated

  16. Green's function retrieval from reflection data, in absence of a receiver at the virtual source position

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    Snieder, Roel

    Green's function retrieval from reflection data, in absence of a receiver at the virtual source; accepted 6 March 2014) The methodology of Green's function retrieval by cross-correlation has led to many, a virtual source is created at the position of a receiver. Here a method is discussed for Green's function

  17. GUIDELINES ON IMPLEMENTING A SECURE SOCKETS LAYER (SSL) VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)

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    GUIDELINES ON IMPLEMENTING A SECURE SOCKETS LAYER (SSL) VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) By Sheila with the transmission of sensitive information across networks. NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-113, Guide to SSL VPNs, offers practical guidelines on implementing a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN

  18. Creating High-quality Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Virtual Environments

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    Geraerts, R.J.

    Creating High-quality Roadmaps for Motion Planning in Virtual Environments Roland Geraerts and Mark, the Netherlands Email: {roland,markov}@cs.uu.nl Abstract-- Our goal is to create roadmaps that are particularly suited for motion planning in virtual environments. We use our Reachability Roadmap Method to compute

  19. An Analysis of Deflection-Based Wormhole Routing with Virtual Channels 1

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    Varvarigo, Emmanouel "Manos"

    their destination, because M1 resources are occupied by worms waiting for resources to become available. Virtual messages, as opposed to buffering them un- til the resources become available. As network congestion],[KoS94]), and wormhole routing ([LBB94], [LNG96]). The wormhole deflection scheme with virtual

  20. CloudPowerCap: Integrating Power Budget and Resource Management across a Virtualized Server Cluster

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    Lu, Chenyang

    CloudPowerCap: Integrating Power Budget and Resource Management across a Virtualized Server Cluster not exceed the rack's provisioned power, it burdens the data center operator with managing the rack power for power cap management in a virtualized cluster. CloudPowerCap, closely integrated with a cloud resource

  1. Analytical Evaluation of Virtual Infrastructures for Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Analytical Evaluation of Virtual Infrastructures for Data Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks In this paper, we address the problem of data dissemination in wireless sensor networks (WSN) with mobile sink for an efficient data dissemination in wireless sensor networks. This virtual infrastructure acts as a rendez

  2. The Virtual Cinematographer: A Paradigm for Automatic Real-Time Camera Control and Directing

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    ]: Methodology and Techniques--interaction tech- niques. Additional Keywords: cinematography, virtual worlds virtual environments by applying rules of cinematography. These rules are codified as a hierarchical to compose a better shot. Automatic cinematography faces two difficulties not found in real- world filmmaking

  3. The Round Earth Project: Deep Learning in a Collaborative Virtual World

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    Johnson, Andrew

    The Round Earth Project: Deep Learning in a Collaborative Virtual World Andrew Johnson, Thomas Earth Project is investigating how virtual re- ality technology can be used to help teach concepts that the Earth is spherical when their everyday experiences tell them it is at. 1 Introduction The concept

  4. Presence in a Distributed Virtual Environment Juan S. Casanueva and Edwin H. Blake

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    Blake, Edwin

    Presence in a Distributed Virtual Environment Juan S. Casanueva and Edwin H. Blake CS00 Virtual Environments (CVEs) involve the use of a distributed architecture, and advanced interactive user of presence of others in the environment, thus having a feeling that they are directly cooperating with real

  5. The Effects of Presence on Small Group Collaboration and Interaction in a Collaborative Virtual Environment

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    Blake, Edwin

    Environment Cathryn Johns, Marc Daya, Duncan Sellars, Juan Casanueva, Edwin Blake Collaborative Visual and computer graphics technology, collabora- tive virtual environments are becoming a feasi- ble way to address feeling of being in a virtual environment) and co-presence (the feeling that other people

  6. A BASIC GESTURE AND MOTION FORMAT FOR VIRTUAL REALITY MULTISENSORY APPLICATIONS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Movement, Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, Computer Animation, Multisensoriality. Abstract: The questionA BASIC GESTURE AND MOTION FORMAT FOR VIRTUAL REALITY MULTISENSORY APPLICATIONS Annie Luciani of encoding movements such as those produced by human gestures may become central in the coming years, given

  7. BAAP: A Behavioral Animation Authoring Platform for Emotion Driven 3D Virtual Characters

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BAAP: A Behavioral Animation Authoring Platform for Emotion Driven 3D Virtual Characters Ling Li1 and practical in generating intelligent and emotional behavioral animations. Keywords: virtual character edwin.song@intel.com Abstract. Emotion, as an important aspect of human intelligence, has been playing

  8. VERY LOW BITRATE CODING OF VIRTUAL HUMAN ANIMATION IN MPEG-4

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    Greenberg, Albert

    VERY LOW BITRATE CODING OF VIRTUAL HUMAN ANIMATION IN MPEG-4 Tolga K. Capin1 , Eric Petajan2 describe the geometrical modeling of virtual human models. 1. INTRODUCTION The MPEG-4 Version 2 standard defines a Face and Body Animation object, with the goal to define synthetic human face and body models

  9. MaxinePPT: Using 3D Virtual Characters for Natural Interaction

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    Baldassarri, Sandra

    that are visible in the interface as animated cartoon characters or animated objects re- sembling human beings- nication and interaction styles humans are well familiar with [9]. Even though we focus here on virtualMaxinePPT: Using 3D Virtual Characters for Natural Interaction Francisco Serón, Sandra Baldassarri

  10. A method to bridge the gap between affordance formalisation and visual simulation in virtual environment

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    Frénod, Emmanuel

    of the emergence of interaction between a human or animal agent and some relevant patterns of sensorial informationA method to bridge the gap between affordance formalisation and visual simulation in virtual to a concrete simulation of the model within a Virtual Environment. This simulation makes the direct observation

  11. VIRTUAL REALITY DRIVING SIMULATION: Integrating Infrastructure Plans, Traffic Models, and Driving Behaviors

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    to include 3D models, animated traffic and human characters, as well as functions that allow users to take-1- VIRTUAL REALITY DRIVING SIMULATION: Integrating Infrastructure Plans, Traffic Models@forum8.co.jp Summary: This paper presents a virtual reality (VR) system that enables large

  12. Virtual Fences for Controlling Cows Zack Butler , Peter Corke , Ron Peterson and Daniela Rus

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    Butler, Zack

    , MA, USA Abstract-- We describe a moving virtual fence algorithm for herding cows. Each animal and maintaining fences. Herding the animals is done with large teams of humans over long periods of time the location of individual animals as well as the herd. Intuitively, virtual fences have the functionality

  13. The SignCom System for Data-Driven Animation of Interactive Virtual Signers: Methodology and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The SignCom System for Data-Driven Animation of Interactive Virtual Signers: Methodology and Real- ism--Animation; J.5 [Arts and Humanities]: --Linguistics General Terms: Algorithms,Design,Experimentation,Human by the human user signing towards a camera by which the system recognizes his/her signs, and by the virtual

  14. Oce@Nyd: A new Tailorable Groupware for Digital Media collection for Underwater Virtual Environments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Oce@Nyd: A new Tailorable Groupware for Digital Media collection for Underwater Virtual architecture devoted to the collection of Digital media for underwater virtual environ- ments. The proposed- ferent digital media (image, video, audio, 3D models, etc.), and on the other hand, certain services can

  15. Crack formation in GaAs heteroepitaxial films on Si and SiGe virtual substrates

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    Crack formation in GaAs heteroepitaxial films on Si and SiGe virtual substrates V. K. Yang, MAs films grown on Si and SiGe virtual substrates analytically and experimentally. The analytical model­10 Relaxed SiGe graded layers on Si have produced the highest quality GaAs on Si to date for the integration

  16. vGreen: A System for Energy Efficient Computing in Virtualized Environments

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    Simunic, Tajana

    with the ob- jective of managing the overall energy efficiency and performance. The basic premise behind vvGreen: A System for Energy Efficient Computing in Virtualized Environments Gaurav Dhiman gdhimanGreen, a multi-tiered software system for energy efficient computing in virtualized environments. It com- prises

  17. Interactive terrain visualization enables virtual fieldwork during rapid scientific response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake

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    Hamann, Bernd

    response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake --Manuscript Draft-- Manuscript Number: GS687R1 Full Title: Interactive terrain visualization enables virtual fieldwork during rapid scientific response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake Short Title: Virtual fieldwork, Haiti Article Type: Research Paper Keywords: Enriquillo fault

  18. A Collaborative Virtual Environment for Public Consultation in the Urban Planning Process

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    Manchester, University of

    A Collaborative Virtual Environment for Public Consultation in the Urban Planning Process Nicolas@cs.man.ac.uk Abstract This paper extends research in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) by exploring their use to the public at large. Respondents inhabit the shared environment and can engage in dialogue with other

  19. Virtual Reality as a Tool for Verification of Assembly and Maintenance

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    Zachmann, Gabriel

    Sâ??a BMW AG, Geometrical Integration, CAD/CAM, 80788 Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, email: antonino.gomesdesa@bmw.de Gabriel Zachmann Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, RundeturmstraÃ?e 6 that VR will play an important role for VP in the near future. Key words: Virtual environments, virtual

  20. By Satya Shanmugham | April 29, 2009 BNL 'Virtually Swims' to Mexico

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    By Satya Shanmugham | April 29, 2009 BNL 'Virtually Swims' to Mexico This year, 122 BNLers "swam Islamorada, Florida to San Fernando, Mexico. Pete Heotis, of the Radiological Controls Division, was the lead "virtually" braved the distance from Florida to Mexico along the Gulf Coast. Heotis said that swimmers' New

  1. Virtual City Portal A Multi-Network Personal Information System for Automobile Users1

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    Bruegge, Bernd

    Virtual City Portal ­ A Multi-Network Personal Information System for Automobile Users1 Richard the Virtual City Portal prototype that is developed within the SOFTNET project. The system allows automobile of information and entertainment services in an automobile environment poses certain requirements on system

  2. Solid particle transport behavior and the effect of aerosol mass loading on performance of a slit virtual impactor

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    Seshadri, Satyanarayanan

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Transport of solid particles in a slit virtual impactor has been analyzed using visualization techniques. Particle trajectories were observed using laser-induced fluorescence of monodisperse particles seeded in the virtual impactor flow...

  3. Solid particle transport behavior and the effect of aerosol mass loading on performance of a slit virtual impactor 

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    Seshadri, Satyanarayanan

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Transport of solid particles in a slit virtual impactor has been analyzed using visualization techniques. Particle trajectories were observed using laser-induced fluorescence of monodisperse particles seeded in the virtual ...

  4. Automatically Generating Eye Motion in Virtual Agents Eye Motion has a fundamental role in verbal and non-verbal

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    Animation's applications, such as virtual humans in general and game/movies characters. This paper presents tagging 1. INTRODUCTION Virtual humans have been widely used in many applica- tions. One is concernedAutomatically Generating Eye Motion in Virtual Agents ABSTRACT Eye Motion has a fundamental role

  5. To appear in Proc. Computer Animation '98 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June, 1998. Synthetic Motion Capture for Interactive Virtual Worlds

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    's snakes and worms [11], the virtual humans of Hodgins et al. [8], and other realistically self­animating artificial animals in virtual worlds. Unfortunately, even on high­end graphics workstations fishes [15]. Seen in pre­recorded action, these lifelike virtual animals beckon ac­ tive involvement. One

  6. Project Frog | 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 PwerPerkins County, Nebraska:Precourt Institute for EnergyWister|ProductionProfitCatalyst

  7. AVOCADO: A Virtual Observatory Census to Address Dwarfs Origins

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    Sánchez-Janssen, Rubén

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dwarf galaxies are by far the most abundant of all galaxy types, yet their properties are still poorly understood -especially due to the observational challenge that their intrinsic faintness represents. AVOCADO aims at establishing firm conclusions on their formation and evolution by constructing a homogeneous, multiwavelength dataset for a statistically significant sample of several thousand nearby dwarfs (-18 < Mi < -14). Using public data and Virtual Observatory tools, we have built GALEX+SDSS+2MASS spectral energy distributions that are fitted by a library of single stellar population models. Star formation rates, stellar masses, ages and metallicities are further complemented with structural parameters that can be used to classify them morphologically. This unique dataset, coupled with a detailed characterization of each dwar's environment, allows for a fully comprehensive investigation of their origins and to track the (potential) evolutionary paths between the different dwarf types.

  8. Polarizability sum rule across real and virtual Compton scattering processes

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    Pascalutsa, Vladimir

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive a sum rule relating various electromagnetic properties of a spin-1/2 particle and consider its empirical implications for the proton. Given the measured values of the proton anomalous magnetic moment, electric and magnetic charge radii, the slope of the first moment of the spin structure function $g_1$, and the recently determined proton spin polarizability $\\gamma_{E1M2}$, the sum rule yields a constraint on the low-momentum behavior of a generalized polarizability appearing in virtual Compton scattering. With the help of the presently ongoing measurements of different electromagnetic observables at the MAMI, Jefferson Lab, and HI$\\gamma$S facilities, the sum rule will provide a model-independent test of the low-energy spin structure of the nucleon.

  9. Longitudinal target-spin asymmetries for deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    Seder, E; Pisano, S; Niccolai, S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the electroproduction of photons off protons in the deeply inelastic regime was performed at Jefferson Lab using a nearly 6-GeV electron beam, a longitudinally polarized proton target and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer. Target-spin asymmetries for $ep\\to e'p'\\gamma$ events, which arise from the interference of the deeply virtual Compton scattering and the Bethe-Heitler processes, were extracted over the widest kinematics in $Q^2$, $x_B$, $t$ and $\\phi$, for 166 four-dimensional bins. In the framework of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs), at leading twist the $t$ dependence of these asymmetries provides insight on the spatial distribution of the axial charge of the proton, which appears to be concentrated in its center. These results also bring important and necessary constraints for the existing parametrizations of chiral-even GPDs.

  10. Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering from Gauge/Gravity Duality

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    Miguel S. Costa; Marko Djuri?

    2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We use gauge/gravity duality to study deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) in the limit of high center of mass energy at fixed momentum transfer, corresponding to the limit of low Bjorken x, where the process is dominated by the exchange of the pomeron. Using conformal Regge theory we review the form of the amplitude for pomeron exchange, both at strong and weak 't Hooft coupling. At strong coupling, the pomeron is described as the graviton Regge trajectory in AdS space, with a hard wall to mimic confinement effects. This model agrees with HERA data in a large kinematical range. The behavior of the DVCS cross section for very high energies, inside saturation, can be explained by a simple AdS black disk model. In a restricted kinematical window, this model agrees with HERA data as well.

  11. Longitudinal Target-Spin Asymmetries for Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    Seder, E.; Biselli, A; Pisano, S; Niccolai, S; Smith, G D.; Joo, K; Adhikari, K; Amaryan, M J.; Anderson, M D.; Anefalos Pereira, S; et al

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the electroproduction of photons off protons in the deeply inelastic regime was performed at Jefferson Lab using a nearly 6-GeV electron beam, a longitudinally polarized proton target and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer. Target-spin asymmetries for ep-->e'p'y events, which arise from the interference of the deeply virtual Compton scattering and the Bethe-Heitler processes, were extracted over the widest kinematics in Q2, xB, t and phi, for 166 four-dimensional bins. In the framework of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs), at leading twist the t dependence of these asymmetries provides insight on the spatial distribution of the axial charge ofmore »the proton, which appears to be concentrated in its center. These results also bring important and necessary constraints for the existing parametrizations of chiral-even GPDs.« less

  12. Longitudinal target-spin asymmetries for deeply virtual Compton scattering

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    E. Seder; A. Biselli; S. Pisano; S. Niccolai; the CLAS Collaboration

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the electroproduction of photons off protons in the deeply inelastic regime was performed at Jefferson Lab using a nearly 6-GeV electron beam, a longitudinally polarized proton target and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer. Target-spin asymmetries for $ep\\to e'p'\\gamma$ events, which arise from the interference of the deeply virtual Compton scattering and the Bethe-Heitler processes, were extracted over the widest kinematics in $Q^2$, $x_B$, $t$ and $\\phi$, for 166 four-dimensional bins. In the framework of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs), at leading twist the $t$ dependence of these asymmetries provides insight on the spatial distribution of the axial charge of the proton, which appears to be concentrated in its center. These results also bring important and necessary constraints for the existing parametrizations of chiral-even GPDs.

  13. A Virtual Visit to Bioenergy Research at the National Laboratories

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    For National Bioenergy Day on October 22, bioenergy facilities across the country are holding open houses to increase public awareness of bioenergy and its role in the clean energy landscape. By the same token, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is offering this virtual open house of its national laboratories—the facilities at the core of BETO’s research and development. If you want to know how Energy Department bioenergy funding is making an impact, be sure to take a look at our national labs—47% of BETO funding this past year went to the national laboratories. Of that funding, about half went to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory also received a large share.

  14. Virtual Global Accelerator Network (VGAN)(LCC-0083)

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    Larsen, R

    2003-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The concept of a Global Accelerator Network (GAN) has been proposed by key members of ICFA as a cornerstone of a future International Linear Collider (LC). GAN would provide a tool for the participants of an international collaboration to participate in the actual running of the machine from different parts of the world. Some technical experts view the concept as technologically trivial, and instead point out the significant sociological, organizational and administrative problems that must be surmounted in creating a truly workable system. This note proposes that many real issues can be explored by building a simulator (VGAN) consisting of a virtual accelerator model, a global controls model, and a functioning human organizational model, a tool that would explore and resolve many real problems of GAN and the LC enterprise during the LC preliminary design and testing phase.

  15. Realistic Haptic Rendering of Interacting Deformable Objects in Virtual Environments

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    Duriez, Christian; Kheddar, Abderrahmane; Andriot, Claude

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new computer haptics algorithm to be used in general interactive manipulations of deformable virtual objects is presented. In multimodal interactive simulations, haptic feedback computation often comes from contact forces. Subsequently, the fidelity of haptic rendering depends significantly on contact space modeling. Contact and friction laws between deformable models are often simplified in up to date methods. They do not allow a "realistic" rendering of the subtleties of contact space physical phenomena (such as slip and stick effects due to friction or mechanical coupling between contacts). In this paper, we use Signorini's contact law and Coulomb's friction law as a computer haptics basis. Real-time performance is made possible thanks to a linearization of the behavior in the contact space, formulated as the so-called Delassus operator, and iteratively solved by a Gauss-Seidel type algorithm. Dynamic deformation uses corotational global formulation to obtain the Delassus operator in which the mass and s...

  16. Polarizability relations across real and virtual Compton scattering processes

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    Vladimir Pascalutsa; Marc Vanderhaeghen

    2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive two relations involving spin polarizabilities of a spin-1/2 particle and consider their empirical implications for the proton. Using the empirical values of the proton anomalous magnetic moment, electric and magnetic charge radii, moments of the spin structure functions $g_1$, $g_2$, and of two spin polarizabilities, the present relations constrain the low-momentum behavior of generalized polarizabilities appearing in virtual Compton scattering. In the case of the proton, the dispersive model evaluations of the spin and generalized polarizabilities appear to be consistent with these relations. The ongoing measurements of different electromagnetic observables at the MAMI, Jefferson Lab, and HI$\\gamma$S facilities may be able to put these relations to a test, or use them to unravel the low-energy spin structure of the nucleon.

  17. Deeply virtual Compton scattering from gauge/gravity duality

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    Costa, Miguel S.; Djuric, Marko [University of Porto (Portugal)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We use gauge/gravity duality to study deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) in the limit of high center of mass energy at fixed momentum transfer, corresponding to the limit of low Bjorken x, where the process is dominated by the exchange of the pomeron. At strong coupling, the pomeron is described as the graviton Regge trajectory in AdS space, with a hard wall to mimic confinement effects. This model agrees with HERA data in a large kinematical range. The behavior of the DVCS cross section for very high energies, inside saturation, can be explained by a simple AdS black disk model. In a restricted kinematical window, this model agrees with HERA data as well.

  18. Longitudinal Target-Spin Asymmetries for Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    Seder, E.; Biselli, A; Pisano, S; Niccolai, S; Smith, G D.; Joo, K; Adhikari, K; Amaryan, M J.; Anderson, M D.; Anefalos Pereira, S; Avakian, H; Battaglieri, M; Bedlinskiy, I; Bono, J; Boiarinov, S; Bosted, P; Briscoe, W; Brock, J; Brooks, W K.; Bueltmann, S; Burkert, V D.; Carman, D S.; Carlin, C; Celentano, A; Chandavar, S; Charles, G; Colaneri, L; Cole, P L.; Contalbrigo, M; Crabb, D; Crede, V; D'Angelo, A; Dashyan, N; De Vita, R; De Sanctis, E; Deur, A; Djalali, C; Doughty, D; Dupre, R; El Fassi, L; Elouadrhiri, L; Eugenio, P; Fedotov, G; Fegan, S; Filippi, A; Fleming, J A.; Fradi, A; Garillon, B; Garcon, M; Gevorgyan, N; Ghandilyan, Y; Giovanetti, K L.; Girod, F X.; Goetz, J T.; Gohn, W; Gothe, R W.; Griffioen, K A.; Guegan, B; Guidal, M; Guo, L; Hafidi, K; Hakobyan, H; Hanretty, C; Harrison, N; Hattawy, M; Hirlinger Saylor, N; Holtrop, M; Hughes, S M.; Ilieva, Y; Ireland, D G.; Ishkhanov, B S.; Isupov, E L.; Jo, H S.; Joosten, S; Keith, C D.; Keller, D; Khachatryan, G; Khandaker, M; Kim, A; Kim, W; Klein, A; Klein, F J.; Koirala, S; Kubarovsky, V; Kuhn, S E.; Lenisa, P; Livingston, K; Lu, H Y.; MacGregor, I J.D.; Markov, N; Mayer, M; McKinnon, B; Meekins, D G.; Mineeva, T; Mirazita, M; Mokeev, V; Montgomery, R; Moody, C I.; Moutarde, H; Movsisyan, A; Munoz Camacho, C; Nadel-Turonski, P; Niculescu, I; Osipenko, M; Ostrovidov, A I.; Paolone, M; Pappalardo, L L.; Park, K; Park, S; Pasyuk, E; Peng, P; Phelps, W; Pogorelko, O; Price, J W.; Prok, Y; Protopopescu, D; Puckett, A J.R.; Ripani, M; Rizzo, A; Rosner, G; Rossi, P; Roy, P; Sabatie, F; Salgado, C; Schott, D; Schumacher, R A.; Senderovich, I; Simonyan, A; Skorodumina, I; Sokhan, D; Sparveris, N; Stepanyan, S; Stoler, P; Strakovsky, I I.; Strauch, S; Sytnik, V; Taiuti, M; Tang, W; Tian, Y; Ungaro, M; Voskanyan, H; Voutier, E; Walford, N K.; Watts, D P.; Wei, X; Weinstein, L B.; Wood, M H.; Zachariou, N; Zana, L; Zhang, J; Zonta, I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the electroproduction of photons off protons in the deeply inelastic regime was performed at Jefferson Lab using a nearly 6-GeV electron beam, a longitudinally polarized proton target and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer. Target-spin asymmetries for ep-->e'p'y events, which arise from the interference of the deeply virtual Compton scattering and the Bethe-Heitler processes, were extracted over the widest kinematics in Q2, xB, t and phi, for 166 four-dimensional bins. In the framework of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs), at leading twist the t dependence of these asymmetries provides insight on the spatial distribution of the axial charge of the proton, which appears to be concentrated in its center. These results also bring important and necessary constraints for the existing parametrizations of chiral-even GPDs.

  19. Virtual Welded - Joint Design Integrating Advanced Materials and Processing Technology

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    Yang, Zhishang; Ludewig, Howard W.; Babu, S. Suresh

    2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Virtual Welede-Joint Design, a systematic modeling approach, has been developed in this project to predict the relationship of welding process, microstructure, properties, residual stress, and the ultimate weld fatique strength. This systematic modeling approach was applied in the welding of high strength steel. A special welding wire was developed in this project to introduce compressive residual stress at weld toe. The results from both modeling and experiments demonstrated that more than 10x fatique life improvement can be acheived in high strength steel welds by the combination of compressive residual stress from the special welding wire and the desired weld bead shape from a unique welding process. The results indicate a technology breakthrough in the design of lightweight and high fatique performance welded structures using high strength steels.

  20. Development of a Context Aware Virtual Smart Home Simulator

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    Van Nguyen, Tam; Choi, Deokjai

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Context awareness is the most important research area in ubiquitous computing. In particular, for smart home, context awareness attempts to bring the best services to the home habitants. However, the implementation in the real environment is not easy and takes a long time from building the scratch. Thus, to support the implementation in the real smart home, it is necessary to demonstrate that thing can be done in the simulator in which context information can be created by virtual sensors instead of physical sensors. In this paper, we propose ISS, an Interactive Smart home Simulator system aiming at controlling and simulating the behavior of an intelligent house. The developed system aims to provide architects, designers a simulation and useful tool for understanding the interaction between environment, people and the impact of embedded and pervasive technology on in daily life. In this research, the smart house is considered as an environment made up of independent and distributed devices interacting to supp...

  1. An inter-realm, cyber-security infrastructure for virtual supercomputing

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    Al-Muhtadi, J. (Jalal); Feng, W. C. (Wu-Chun); Fisk, M. E. (Mike E. )

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Virtual supercomputing, (ise ., high-performance grid computing), is poised to revolutionize the way we think about and use computing. However, the security of the links interconnecting the nodes within such an environment will be its Achilles heel, particularly when secure communication is required to tunnel through heterogeneous domains. In this paper we examine existing security mechanisms, show their inadequacy, and design a comprehensive cybersecurity infrastructure that meets the security requirements of virtual supercomputing. Keywords Security, virtual supercomputing, grid computing, high-performance computing, GSS-API, SSL, IPsec, component-based software, dynamic reconfiguration.

  2. Generalized space-charge limited current and virtual cathode behaviors in one-dimensional drift space

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    Yang, Zhanfeng; Liu, Guozhi [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China) [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P.O. Box 69-13, Xi'an 710024 (China); Shao, Hao; Chen, Changhua; Sun, Jun [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P.O. Box 69-13, Xi'an 710024 (China)] [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P.O. Box 69-13, Xi'an 710024 (China)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports the space-charge limited current (SLC) and virtual cathode behaviors in one-dimensional grounded drift space. A simple general analytical solution and an approximate solution for the planar diode are given. Through a semi-analytical method, a general solution for SLC in one-dimensional drift space is obtained. The behaviors of virtual cathode in the drift space, including dominant frequency, electron transit time, position, and transmitted current, are yielded analytically. The relationship between the frequency of the virtual cathode oscillation and the injected current presented may explain previously reported numerical works. Results are significant in facilitating estimations and further analytical studies.

  3. UbiWorld: An environment integrating virtual reality, supercomputing, and design

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    Disz, T.; Papka, M.E.; Stevens, R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Mathematics and Computer Science Div.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UbiWorld is a concept being developed by the Futures Laboratory group at Argonne National Laboratory that ties together the notion of ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp) with that of using virtual reality for rapid prototyping. The goal is to develop an environment where one can explore Ubicomp-type concepts without having to build real Ubicomp hardware. The basic notion is to extend object models in a virtual world by using distributed wide area heterogeneous computing technology to provide complex networking and processing capabilities to virtual reality objects.

  4. A Common Environment for Simulating Virtual Human Agents in Real Time Marcelo Kallmann, Jean-Sbastien Monzani, Angela Caicedo and Daniel Thalmann

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    Kallmann, Marcelo

    are available to animate virtual humans. Such systems encompass several different domains, as: autonomous agentsA Common Environment for Simulating Virtual Human Agents in Real Time Marcelo Kallmann, Jean platform for virtual human agents simulations that is able to coherently manage the shared virtual

  5. A COMPUTATIONAL WORKBENCH ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL POWER PLANT SIMULATION

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    Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Adel Sarofim; Connie Senior

    2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report is described the work effort to develop and demonstrate a software framework to support advanced process simulations to evaluate the performance of advanced power systems. Integrated into the framework are a broad range of models, analysis tools, and visualization methods that can be used for the plant evaluation. The framework provides a tightly integrated problem-solving environment, with plug-and-play functionality, and includes a hierarchy of models, ranging from fast running process models to detailed reacting CFD models. The framework places no inherent limitations on the type of physics that can be modeled, numerical techniques, or programming languages used to implement the equipment models, or the type or amount of data that can be exchanged between models. Tools are provided to analyze simulation results at multiple levels of detail, ranging from simple tabular outputs to advanced solution visualization methods. All models and tools communicate in a seamless manner. The framework can be coupled to other software frameworks that provide different modeling capabilities. Three software frameworks were developed during the course of the project. The first framework focused on simulating the performance of the DOE Low Emissions Boiler System Proof of Concept facility, an advanced pulverized-coal combustion-based power plant. The second framework targeted simulating the performance of an Integrated coal Gasification Combined Cycle - Fuel Cell Turbine (IGCC-FCT) plant configuration. The coal gasifier models included both CFD and process models for the commercially dominant systems. Interfacing models to the framework was performed using VES-Open, and tests were performed to demonstrate interfacing CAPE-Open compliant models to the framework. The IGCC-FCT framework was subsequently extended to support Virtual Engineering concepts in which plant configurations can be constructed and interrogated in a three-dimensional, user-centered, interactive, immersive environment. The Virtual Engineering Framework (VEF), in effect a prototype framework, was developed through close collaboration with NETL supported research teams from Iowa State University Virtual Reality Applications Center (ISU-VRAC) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The VEF is open source, compatible across systems ranging from inexpensive desktop PCs to large-scale, immersive facilities and provides support for heterogeneous distributed computing of plant simulations. The ability to compute plant economics through an interface that coupled the CMU IECM tool to the VEF was demonstrated, and the ability to couple the VEF to Aspen Plus, a commercial flowsheet modeling tool, was demonstrated. Models were interfaced to the framework using VES-Open. Tests were performed for interfacing CAPE-Open-compliant models to the framework. Where available, the developed models and plant simulations have been benchmarked against data from the open literature. The VEF has been installed at NETL. The VEF provides simulation capabilities not available in commercial simulation tools. It provides DOE engineers, scientists, and decision makers with a flexible and extensible simulation system that can be used to reduce the time, technical risk, and cost to develop the next generation of advanced, coal-fired power systems that will have low emissions and high efficiency. Furthermore, the VEF provides a common simulation system that NETL can use to help manage Advanced Power Systems Research projects, including both combustion- and gasification-based technologies.

  6. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Bio-fuels-Sustainable Transportation-

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  7. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: History of Bioengineering Over the Years

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    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  8. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: The Environmental Benefit of Bioenergy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  9. BacNet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Testbed

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    , modeled in an object-oriented, equation- based graphical modeling environment such as Modelica (Fritzson such as MATLAB/Simulink (Mathworks, 2010), Modelica or Ptolemy II, and simulate virtual experiments prior to full

  10. 6 MV photon beam modeling for Varian Clinac iX using GEANT4 virtual jaw

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    Kim, Byung Yong; Kim, Dong Ho; Baek, Jong Geun; Moon, Su Ho; Rho, Gwang Won; Kang, Jeong Ku; Kim, Sung Kyu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most virtual source models (VSM) use beam modeling, with the exception of the patient-dependent secondary collimator (jaw). Unlike other components of the treatment head, the jaw absorbs many photons generated by the bremsstrahlung, which decreases the efficiency of the simulation. In the present study, a new method of beam modeling using a virtual jaw was applied to improve the calculation efficiency of VSM. The results for the percentage depth dose and profile of the virtual jaw VSM calculated in a homogeneous water phantom agreed with the measurement results for the CC13 cylinder type ion chamber within an error rate of 2%, and the 80 to 20% penumbra width agreed with the measurement results within an error of 0.6 mm. Compared with the existing VSM, in which a great number of photons are absorbed, the calculation efficiency of the VSM using the virtual jaw was expected to increase by approximately 67%.

  11. Aggregate Dynamics in a Large Virtual Economy: Prices and Real Activity in Team Fortress 2*

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    Baumer, Matt; Kephart, Curtis

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Prices and Real Activity in Team Fortress 2 ? Matt Baumer †is the virtual economy of Team Fortress 2 (TF2) developedvalue. Environment and Data Team Fortress 2 is a competitive

  12. The study and characterization of the major flow through rectangular slit virtual impactor

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    Gupta, Amit

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The major flow through a rectangular slit virtual impactor was experimentally studied. The impactor was a two-dimensional rectangular slit dichotomous sampler. A series of experiments were performed using monodisperse liquid oleic acid particles...

  13. Using Virtual Business Systems to drive lean behavior in engineering design and support

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    Ho, Purdy P. (Purdy Pinpin), 1977-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Virtual Business System (VBS) is a visual-based analytics and real-time information displaying system. It first started at Raytheon's Andover manufacturing facility in early 2000 with the strategic objectives of linking ...

  14. Evaluating the Performance of Virtual Teams in a Highly Distributed Information Technology Organization

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    Simeonov, Svetoslav (Svet)

    2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Evaluating the performance of virtual teams in large corporations is especially challenging when there is a lack of understanding of the common factors that influence it and the existence of a framework for evaluation. The ...

  15. Wireless Inter-Session Network Coding - An Approach Using Virtual Multicasts

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    Heindlmaier, Michael

    This paper addresses the problem of inter-session network coding to maximize throughput for multiple communication sessions in wireless networks. We introduce virtual multicast connections which can extract packets from ...

  16. REFLEXIVE COLLISION RESPONSE WITH VIRTUAL SKIN Roadmap Planning Meets Reinforcement Learning

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    Förster, Alexander

    REFLEXIVE COLLISION RESPONSE WITH VIRTUAL SKIN Roadmap Planning Meets Reinforcement Learning Svizzera italiana, CH-6928 Manno-Lugano Keywords: Roadmap Planning: Reinforcement Learning: Collision to a changing environment, but not both. This work proposes a simple integration of roadmap planning

  17. MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING B. DOLUNAY,2006 VIRTUAL REALITY BASEDVIRTUAL REALITY BASED

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    Akgunduz, Ali

    MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING B. DOLUNAY,2006 VIRTUAL REALITY BASEDVIRTUAL REALITY BASED Testing & SupportTesting & Support #12;MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING B. DOLUNAY,2006 AIM OF RESEARCH PRESENTATION OUTLINEPRESENTATION OUTLINE #12;MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING B. DOLUNAY,2006

  18. Design Notations for Creating Virtual Environments Charlene Elliott, Gary Marsden, Marion Walton & Edwin Blake

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    Blake, Edwin

    1 Design Notations for Creating Virtual Environments Charlene Elliott, Gary Marsden, Marion Walton & Edwin Blake Department of Computer Science University of Cape Town gaz@cs.uct.ac.za ABSTRACT

  19. Extraction of Contextual Knowledge and Ambiguity Handling for Ontology in Virtual Environment

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    Lee, Hyun Soo

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    generates scene ontology without prior knowledge and human intervention. As an intermediate process, a new and effective fuzzy color-based over-segmentation method is suggested. The second method generates virtual ontology with 3D information using multi...

  20. VAX architecture o 32-bit, Virtual Address eXtension of PDP-11

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    Biagioni, Edoardo S.

    VAX architecture o 32-bit, Virtual Address eXtension of PDP-11 o, stack2); ctswitch (t1, &m); " 2 #12; VAX o vax-11 loaded its microcode at boot time using a diskette drive

  1. Motor: A Virtual Machine for High Performance Computing Wojtek Goscinski and David Abramson

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    Abramson, David

    Motor: A Virtual Machine for High Performance Computing Wojtek Goscinski and David Abramson {wojtek environments do not provide the necessary high performance computing abstractions required by e- Scientists, whilst retaining strong message passing performance. 1. Introduction High performance computing (HPC

  2. BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair: Energy Production Diversity and Carreers

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    This infographic was created by students from Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy-BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair.

  3. The Impact of Virtual Reality-based Learning Environment Design Features on Students' Academic Achievements

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    Merchant, Zahira

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    analyses examined factors that influence its effectiveness. The purpose of the second study was to examine a model of the impact of a 3-D desktop virtual reality environment on the learner characteristics (i.e. perceptual and psychological variables...

  4. Grid Computing for Virtual Organisations: An e-Social Science Case Study,

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    Turner, K.J.; Lambert, P.; Tan, L.; Sinnott, R.O.

    Turner,K.J. Lambert,P. Tan,L. Sinnott,R.O. Bihagen,E. Gayle,V. van Leeuwen,M. Encyclopaedia for Networked and Virtual Organisations, July 2006.

  5. A Sensor-Based Interactive Digital Installation System for Virtual Painting Using MAX/MSP/Jitter

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    Arenas, Anna G.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Interactive art is rapidly becoming a part of cosmopolitan society through public displays, video games, and art exhibits. It is a means of exploring the connections between our physical bodies and the virtual world. However, a sense...

  6. A Virtual Engineering Framework for Simulating Advanced Power System

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    Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Stanislav Borodai

    2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report is described the work effort performed to provide NETL with VE-Suite based Virtual Engineering software and enhanced equipment models to support NETL's Advanced Process Engineering Co-simulation (APECS) framework for advanced power generation systems. Enhancements to the software framework facilitated an important link between APECS and the virtual engineering capabilities provided by VE-Suite (e.g., equipment and process visualization, information assimilation). Model enhancements focused on improving predictions for the performance of entrained flow coal gasifiers and important auxiliary equipment (e.g., Air Separation Units) used in coal gasification systems. In addition, a Reduced Order Model generation tool and software to provide a coupling between APECS/AspenPlus and the GE GateCycle simulation system were developed. CAPE-Open model interfaces were employed where needed. The improved simulation capability is demonstrated on selected test problems. As part of the project an Advisory Panel was formed to provide guidance on the issues on which to focus the work effort. The Advisory Panel included experts from industry and academics in gasification, CO2 capture issues, process simulation and representatives from technology developers and the electric utility industry. To optimize the benefit to NETL, REI coordinated its efforts with NETL and NETL funded projects at Iowa State University, Carnegie Mellon University and ANSYS/Fluent, Inc. The improved simulation capabilities incorporated into APECS will enable researchers and engineers to better understand the interactions of different equipment components, identify weaknesses and processes needing improvement and thereby allow more efficient, less expensive plants to be developed and brought on-line faster and in a more cost-effective manner. These enhancements to APECS represent an important step toward having a fully integrated environment for performing plant simulation and engineering. Furthermore, with little effort the modeling capabilities described in this report can be extended to support other DOE programs, such as ultra super critical boiler development, oxy-combustion boiler development or modifications to existing plants to include CO2 capture and sequestration.

  7. Framing the Past: How Virtual Experience Affects Bodily Description of Artefacts

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    Franco, Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di; Matthews, Justin L.; Matlock, Teenie

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Framing the Past: How Virtual Experience Affects Bodily Description of Artefacts Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco1, Justin L. Matthews2, and Teenie Matlock3 1. Marie Curie Fellow, University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological... for virtual reproduction in research, education, and communication in archaeology are discussed. Key Words: 3D digital replicas, 3D prints, embodied cognition, embodiment, perception, gestures, discourse, artefacts, frames, experience. ***** Paola Di...

  8. Sex Work in Second Life: Scripts, presence, and Bounded Authenticity in a Virtual Environment

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    Lynch, Michael J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    platform for human connection. In the virtual social environment of Second Life, individuals can establish intimate relationships and engage in sexual interactions with others that they may never meet face to face. Such... world. Considering that software animations allow for two avatars WR#3;WKHRUHWLFDOO\\#3;KDYH#3;FRQWLQXDO#3;DQLPDWHG#3;VH[#3;IRU#3;DQ#3;LQGH¿QLWH#3;DPRXQW#3; of time, “good sex” in the virtual world is not so much predicated...

  9. Uncertainty Analysis for a Virtual Flow Meter Using an Air-Handling Unit Chilled Water Valve

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    Song, Li; Wang, Gang; Brambley, Michael R.

    2013-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A virtual water flow meter is developed that uses the chilled water control valve on an air-handling unit as a measurement device. The flow rate of water through the valve is calculated using the differential pressure across the valve and its associated coil, the valve command, and an empirically determined valve characteristic curve. Thus, the probability of error in the measurements is significantly greater than for conventionally manufactured flow meters. In this paper, mathematical models are developed and used to conduct uncertainty analysis for the virtual flow meter, and the results from the virtual meter are compared to measurements made with an ultrasonic flow meter. Theoretical uncertainty analysis shows that the total uncertainty in flow rates from the virtual flow meter is 1.46% with 95% confidence; comparison of virtual flow meter results with measurements from an ultrasonic flow meter yielded anuncertainty of 1.46% with 99% confidence. The comparable results from the theoretical uncertainty analysis and empirical comparison with the ultrasonic flow meter corroborate each other, and tend to validate the approach to computationally estimating uncertainty for virtual sensors introduced in this study.

  10. CAD-centric Computation Management System for a Virtual TBM

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    Ramakanth Munipalli; K.Y. Szema; P.Y. Huang; C.M. Rowell; A.Ying; M. Abdou

    2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    HyPerComp Inc. in research collaboration with TEXCEL has set out to build a Virtual Test Blanket Module (VTBM) computational system to address the need in contemporary fusion research for simulating the integrated behavior of the blanket, divertor and plasma facing components in a fusion environment. Physical phenomena to be considered in a VTBM will include fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, neutronics, structural mechanics and electromagnetics. We seek to integrate well established (third-party) simulation software in various disciplines mentioned above. The integrated modeling process will enable user groups to interoperate using a common modeling platform at various stages of the analysis. Since CAD is at the core of the simulation (as opposed to computational meshes which are different for each problem,) VTBM will have a well developed CAD interface, governing CAD model editing, cleanup, parameter extraction, model deformation (based on simulation,) CAD-based data interpolation. In Phase-I, we built the CAD-hub of the proposed VTBM and demonstrated its use in modeling a liquid breeder blanket module with coupled MHD and structural mechanics using HIMAG and ANSYS. A complete graphical user interface of the VTBM was created, which will form the foundation of any future development. Conservative data interpolation via CAD (as opposed to mesh-based transfer), the regeneration of CAD models based upon computed deflections, are among the other highlights of phase-I activity.

  11. Final Report for the Virtual Reliability Realization System LDRD

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    DELLIN, THEODORE A.; HENDERSON, CHRISTOPHER L.; O'TOOLE, EDWARD J.

    2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current approaches to reliability are not adequate to keep pace with the need for faster, better and cheaper products and systems. This is especially true in high consequence of failure applications. The original proposal for the LDRD was to look at this challenge and see if there was a new paradigm that could make reliability predictions, along with a quantitative estimate of the risk in that prediction, in a way that was faster, better and cheaper. Such an approach would be based on the underlying science models that are the backbone of reliability predictions. The new paradigm would be implemented in two software tools: the Virtual Reliability Realization System (VRRS) and the Reliability Expert System (REX). The three-year LDRD was funded at a reduced level for the first year ($120K vs. $250K) and not renewed. Because of the reduced funding, we concentrated on the initial development of the expertise system. We developed an interactive semiconductor calculation tool needed for reliability analyses. We also were able to generate a basic functional system using Microsoft Siteserver Commerce Edition and Microsoft Sequel Server. The base system has the capability to store Office documents from multiple authors, and has the ability to track and charge for usage. The full outline of the knowledge model has been incorporated as well as examples of various types of content.

  12. A COMPUTATIONAL WORKBENCH ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL POWER PLANT SIMULATION

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    Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Zumao Chen; Temi Linjewile; Mike Maguire; Adel Sarofim; Connie Senior; Changguan Yang; Hong-Shig Shim

    2004-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the fourteenth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DE-FC26-00NT41047. The goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate a Virtual Engineering-based framework for simulating the performance of Advanced Power Systems. Within the last quarter, good progress has been made on all aspects of the project. Software development efforts have focused primarily on completing a prototype detachable user interface for the framework and on integrating Carnegie Mellon Universities IECM model core with the computational engine. In addition to this work, progress has been made on several other development and modeling tasks for the program. These include: (1) improvements to the infrastructure code of the computational engine, (2) enhancements to the model interfacing specifications, (3) additional development to increase the robustness of all framework components, (4) enhanced coupling of the computational and visualization engine components, (5) a series of detailed simulations studying the effects of gasifier inlet conditions on the heat flux to the gasifier injector, and (6) detailed plans for implementing models for mercury capture for both warm and cold gas cleanup have been created.

  13. Deeply virtual Compton Scattering cross section measured with CLAS

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    Guegan, Baptistse [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) provide a new description of nucleon structure in terms of its elementary constituents, the quarks and the gluons. Including and extending the information provided by the form factors and the parton distribution functions, they describe the correlation between the transverse position and the longitudinal momentum fraction of the partons in the nucleon. Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS), the electroproduction of a real photon on a single quark in the nucleon eN --> e'N'g, is the exclusive process most directly interpretable in terms of GPDs. A dedicated experiment to study DVCS with the CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab has been carried out using a 5.9-GeV polarized electron beam and an unpolarized hydrogen target, allowing us to collect DVCS events in the widest kinematic range ever explored in the valence region : 1.0 < Q2 < 4.6 GeV2, 0.1 < xB < 0.58 and 0.09 < -t < 2.0 GeV2. In this paper, we show preliminary results of unpolarized cross sections and of polarized cross section differences for the DVCS channel.

  14. Japanese Virtual Observatory (JVO) as an advanced astronomical research enviroment

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    Y. Shirasaki; M. Tanaka; S. Kawanomoto; S. Honda; M. Ohishi; Y. Mizumoto; N. Yasuda; Y. Masunaga; Y. Ishihara; J. Tsutsumi; H. Nakamoto; Y. Kobayashi; M. Sakamoto

    2006-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the design and implementation of the Japanese Virtual Observatory (JVO) system. JVO is a portal site to various kinds of astronomical resources distributed all over the world. We have developed five components for constructing the portal: (1) registry, (2) data service, (3) workflow system, (4) data analysis service (5) portal GUI. Registry services are used for publishing and searching data services in the VO, and they are constructed using an OAI-PMH metadata harvesting protocol and a SOAP web service protocol so that VO standard architecture is applied. Data services are developed based on the Astronomical Data Query Language (ADQL) which is an international VO standard and an extension of the standard SQL. The toolkit for building the ADQL-based service is released to the public on the JVO web site. The toolkit also provides the protocol translation from a Simple Image Access Protocol (SIAP) to ADQL protocol, so that both the VO standard service can be constructed using our toolkit. In order to federate the distributed databases and analysis services, we have designed a workflow language which is described in XML and developed execution system of the workflow. We have succeeded to connect to a hundred of data resources of the world as of April 2006. We have applied this system to the study of QSO environment by federating a QSO database, a Subaru Suprim-Cam database, and some analysis services such a SExtractor and HyperZ web services. These experiences are described is this paper.

  15. A COMPUTATIONAL WORKBENCH ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL POWER PLANT SIMULATION

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    Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Connie Senior; Zumao Chen; Temi Linjewile; Adel Sarofim; Bene Risio

    2003-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the tenth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DE-FC26-00NT41047. The goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate a computational workbench for simulating the performance of Vision 21 Power Plant Systems. Within the last quarter, good progress has been made on all aspects of the project. Calculations for a full Vision 21 plant configuration have been performed for two gasifier types. An improved process model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers has been implemented into the workbench. Model development has focused on: a pre-processor module to compute global gasification parameters from standard fuel properties and intrinsic rate information; a membrane based water gas shift; and reactors to oxidize fuel cell exhaust gas. The data visualization capabilities of the workbench have been extended by implementing the VTK visualization software that supports advanced visualization methods, including inexpensive Virtual Reality techniques. The ease-of-use, functionality and plug-and-play features of the workbench were highlighted through demonstrations of the workbench at a DOE sponsored coal utilization conference. A white paper has been completed that contains recommendations on the use of component architectures, model interface protocols and software frameworks for developing a Vision 21 plant simulator.

  16. Hadron Optics: Diffraction Patterns in Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering

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    S. J. Brodsky; D. Chakrabarti; A. Harindranath; A. Mukherjee; J. P. Vary

    2006-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the Fourier transform of the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) amplitude with respect to the skewness variable $\\zeta$ at fixed invariant momentum transfer squared $t$ provides a unique way to visualize the structure of the target hadron in the boost-invariant longitudinal coordinate space. The results are analogous to the diffractive scattering of a wave in optics. As a specific example, we utilize the quantum fluctuations of a fermion state at one loop in QED to obtain the behavior of the DVCS amplitude for electron-photon scattering. We then simulate the wavefunctions for a hadron by differentiating the above LFWFs with respect to $M^2$ and study the corresponding DVCS amplitudes in light-front longitudinal space. In both cases we observe that the diffractive patterns in the longitudinal variable conjugate to $\\zeta$ sharpen and the positions of the first minima move in with increasing momentum transfer. For fixed $t$, higher minima appear at positions which are integral multiples of the lowest minimum. Both these observations strongly support the analogy with diffraction in optics.

  17. Title: NetVM: High Performance and Flexible Networking using Virtualization on Commodity NetVM brings virtualization to the Network, by enabling high bandwidth network functions to

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    Title: NetVM: High Performance and Flexible Networking using Virtualization on Commodity Platforms to operate at near line speed, while taking advantage of the flexibility and customization of low cost to dynamically scale, deploy, and reprogram services. This provides far greater flexibility than existing purpose

  18. A COMPUTATIONAL WORKBENCH ENVIRONMENT FOR VIRTUAL POWER PLANT SIMULATION

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    Mike Bockelie; Dave Swensen; Martin Denison; Zumao Chen; Mike Maguire; Adel Sarofim; Changguan Yang; Hong-Shig Shim

    2004-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the thirteenth Quarterly Technical Report for DOE Cooperative Agreement No: DE-FC26-00NT41047. The goal of the project is to develop and demonstrate a Virtual Engineering-based framework for simulating the performance of Advanced Power Systems. Within the last quarter, good progress has been made on all aspects of the project. Software development efforts have focused on a preliminary detailed software design for the enhanced framework. Given the complexity of the individual software tools from each team (i.e., Reaction Engineering International, Carnegie Mellon University, Iowa State University), a robust, extensible design is required for the success of the project. In addition to achieving a preliminary software design, significant progress has been made on several development tasks for the program. These include: (1) the enhancement of the controller user interface to support detachment from the Computational Engine and support for multiple computer platforms, (2) modification of the Iowa State University interface-to-kernel communication mechanisms to meet the requirements of the new software design, (3) decoupling of the Carnegie Mellon University computational models from their parent IECM (Integrated Environmental Control Model) user interface for integration with the new framework and (4) development of a new CORBA-based model interfacing specification. A benchmarking exercise to compare process and CFD based models for entrained flow gasifiers was completed. A summary of our work on intrinsic kinetics for modeling coal gasification has been completed. Plans for implementing soot and tar models into our entrained flow gasifier models are outlined. Plans for implementing a model for mercury capture based on conventional capture technology, but applied to an IGCC system, are outlined.

  19. Indications for Pelvic Nodal Treatment in Prostate Cancer Should Change. Validation of the Roach Formula in a Large Extended Nodal Dissection Series

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    Abdollah, Firas [Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); Cozzarini, Cesare [Department of Radiation Therapy, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); Suardi, Nazareno; Gallina, Andrea; Capitanio, Umberto; Bianchi, Marco; Tutolo, Manuela; Salonia, Andrea [Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); La Macchia, Mariangela; Di Muzio, Nadia [Department of Radiation Therapy, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); Rigatti, Patrizio; Montorsi, Francesco [Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy); Briganti, Alberto, E-mail: briganti.alberto@hsr.it [Department of Urology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (Italy)

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Previous studies have criticized the predicting ability of the Roach formula in assessing the risk of lymph node invasion (LNI) in contemporary patients with prostate cancer (PCa) due to a significant overestimation of LNI rates. However, all those studies included patients treated with limited pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND), which is associated with high rates of false negative findings. We hypothesized that the Roach formula is still an accurate tool for LNI predictions if an extended PLND (ePLND) is performed. Methods and Materials: We included 3,115 consecutive patients treated with radical prostatectomy and ePLND between 2000 and 2010 at a single tertiary referral center. Extended PLND consisted of removal of obturator, external iliac, and hypogastric lymph nodes. We externally validated the Roach formula by using the area under the receiver operating characteristics curve and calibration plot method. Moreover, we tested the performance characteristics of different formula-generated cutoff values ranging from 1% to 20%. Results: The accuracy of the Roach formula was 80.3%. The calibration showed only a minor underestimation of the LNI risk in high-risk patients (6.7%). According to the Roach formula, the use of 15% cut off would have allowed 74.2% (2,311/3,115) of patients to avoid nodal irradiation, while up to 32.7% (111/336) of all patients with LNI would have been missed. When the cut off was lowered to 6%, nodal treatment would have been spared in 1,541 (49.5%) patients while missing 41 LNI patients. The sensitivity, specificity, and negative predictive values associated with the 6% cut off were 87.9%, 54%, and 97.3%, respectively. Conclusions: The Roach formula is still accurate and does not overestimate the rate of LNI in contemporary prostate cancer patients if they are treated with ePLND. However, the recommended cut off of 15% would miss approximately one-third of patients with LNI. Based on our results, the cut off should be lowered to 6%.

  20. A Planned Neck Dissection Is Not Necessary in All Patients With N2-3 Head-and-Neck Cancer After Sequential Chemoradiotherapy

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    Soltys, Scott G., E-mail: sgsoltys@stanford.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Choi, Clara Y.H. [Department of Neurosugery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Fee, Willard E. [Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Pinto, Harlan A. [Department of Medical Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States); Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA (United States); Le, Quynh-Thu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To assess the role of a planned neck dissection (PND) after sequential chemoradiotherapy for patients with head-and-neck cancer with N2-N3 nodal disease. Methods and Materials: We reviewed 90 patients with N2-N3 head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma treated between 1991 and 2001 on two sequential chemoradiotherapy protocols. All patients received induction and concurrent chemotherapy with cisplatin and 5-fluorocuracil, with or without tirapazamine. Patients with less than a clinical complete response (cCR) in the neck proceeded to a PND after chemoradiation. The primary endpoint was nodal response. Clinical outcomes and patterns of failure were analyzed. Results: The median follow-up durations for living and all patients were 8.3 years (range, 1.5-16.3 year) and 5.4 years (range, 0.6-16.3 years), respectively. Of the 48 patients with nodal cCR whose necks were observed, 5 patients had neck failures as a component of their recurrence [neck and primary (n = 2); neck, primary, and distant (n = 1); neck only (n = 1); neck and distant (n = 1)]. Therefore, PND may have benefited only 2 patients (4%) [neck only failure (n = 1); neck and distant failure (n = 1)]. The pathologic complete response (pCR) rate for those with a clinical partial response (cPR) undergoing PND (n = 30) was 53%. The 5-year neck control rates after cCR, cPR{yields}pCR, and cPR{yields}pPR were 90%, 93%, and 78%, respectively (p = 0.36). The 5-year disease-free survival rates for the cCR, cPR{yields}pCR, and cPR{yields}pPR groups were 53%, 75%, and 42%, respectively (p = 0.04). Conclusion: In our series, patients with N2-N3 neck disease achieving a cCR in the neck, PND would have benefited only 4% and, therefore, is not recommended. Patients with a cPR should be treated with PND. Residual tumor in the PND specimens was associated with poor outcomes; therefore, aggressive therapy is recommended. Studies using novel imaging modalities are needed to better assess treatment response.

  1. Dissecting Soft Radiation with Factorization

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    Iain W. Stewart; Frank J. Tackmann; Wouter J. Waalewijn

    2015-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    An essential part of high-energy hadronic collisions is the soft hadronic activity that underlies the primary hard interaction. It includes soft radiation from the primary hard partons, secondary multiple parton interactions (MPI), and factorization-violating effects. The invariant mass spectrum of the leading jet in $Z$+jet and $H$+jet events is directly sensitive to these effects, and we use a QCD factorization theorem to predict its dependence on the jet radius $R$, jet $p_T$, jet rapidity, and partonic process for both the perturbative and nonperturbative components of primary soft radiation. We prove that the nonperturbative contributions involve only odd powers of $R$, and the linear $R$ term is universal for quark and gluon jets. The hadronization model in PYTHIA8 agrees well with these properties. The perturbative soft initial state radiation (ISR) has a contribution that depends on the jet area in the same way as the underlying event, but this degeneracy is broken by dependence on the jet $p_T$. The size of this soft ISR contribution is proportional to the color state of the initial partons, yielding the same positive contribution for $gg\\to Hg$ and $gq\\to Zq$, but a negative interference contribution for $q\\bar q\\to Z g$. Hence, measuring these dependencies allows one to separate hadronization, soft ISR, and MPI contributions in the data.

  2. Soft-virtual corrections to Higgs production at N$^3$LO

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    Ye Li; Andreas von Manteuffel; Robert M. Schabinger; Hua Xing Zhu

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we compute the soft-virtual corrections to Higgs boson production in gluon fusion for infinite top quark mass at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order in QCD. In addition, we present analogous soft-virtual terms for both Drell-Yan lepton production in QCD and scalar pair production in N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory. The result for Drell-Yan lepton production is derived from the result for Higgs boson production using Casimir scaling arguments together with well-known results available in the literature. For scalar pair production in the N = 4 model, we show by explicit calculation that the result is equal to the part of the Higgs boson soft-virtual term which is of maximal transcendentality weight.

  3. Review of High Energy Diffraction in Real and Virtual Photon Proton scattering at HERA

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    G. Wolf

    2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The electron-proton collider HERA at DESY opened the door for the study of diffraction in real and virtual photon-proton scattering at center-of-mass energies W up to 250 GeV and for large negative mass squared -Q^2 of the virtual photon up to Q^2 = 1600 GeV^2. At W = 220 GeV and Q^2 = 4 GeV^2, diffraction accounts for about 15% of the total virtual photon proton cross section decreasing to ~5% at Q^2 = 200 GeV^2. An overview of the results obtained by the experiments H1 and ZEUS on the production of neutral vectormesons and on inclusive diffraction up to the year 2008 is presented.

  4. The Virtual Astronomical Observatory: Re-engineering Access to Astronomical Data

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    Hanisch, R J; Lazio, T J W; Bunn, S Emery; Evans, J; McGlynn, T A; Plante, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory was a software infrastructure and development project designed both to begin the establishment of an operational Virtual Observatory (VO) and to provide the U.S. coordination with the international VO effort. The concept of the VO is to provide the means by which an astronomer is able to discover, access, and process data seamlessly, regardless of its physical location. This paper describes the origins of the VAO, including the predecessor efforts within the U.S. National Virtual Observatory, and summarizes its main accomplishments. These accomplishments include the development of both scripting toolkits that allow scientists to incorporate VO data directly into their reduction and analysis environments and high-level science applications for data discovery, integration, analysis, and catalog cross-comparison. Working with the international community, and based on the experience from the software development, the VAO was a major contributor to international standards ...

  5. Selection of Light Duty Truck Engine Air Systems Using Virtual Lab Tests

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    Zhang, Houshun

    2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An integrated development approach using seasoned engine technology methodologies, virtual lab parametric investigations, and selected hardware verification tests reflects today's state-of-the-art R&D trends. This presentation will outline such a strategy. The use of this ''Wired'' approach results in substantial reduction in the development cycle time and hardware iterations. An example showing the virtual lab application for a viable design of the air-exhaust-turbocharger system of a light duty truck engine for personal transportation will be presented.

  6. Deeply virtual Compton scattering at small-$x$ in future Electron - Ion Colliders

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    Goncalves, V P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of exclusive processes in the future electron-ion ($eA$) colliders will be an important tool to investigate the QCD dynamics at high energies as they are in general driven by the gluon content of the target which is strongly subject to parton saturation effects. In this paper we compute the coherent and incoherent cross sections for the deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) process relying on the color dipole approach and considering different models for the dipole - proton scattering amplitude. The dependencies of the cross sections with the energy, photon virtuality, nuclear mass number and squared momentum transfer are analysed in detail.

  7. Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Construction Cost Reductions through the Use of Virtual Environments - Final Report

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    Timothy Shaw; Anthony Baratta; Vaughn Whisker

    2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Final report of 3 year DOE NERI-sponsored effort evaluating immersive virtual reality (CAVE) technology for design review, construction planning, and maintenance planning and training for next generation nuclear power plants. Program covers development of full-scale virtual mockups generated from 3D CAD data presented in a CAVE visualization facility. Mockups applied to design review of AP600/1000, Construction planning for AP 600, and AP 1000 maintenance evaluation. Proof of concept study also performed for GenIV PBMR models.

  8. Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Construction Cost Reductions Through the Use of Virtual Environments

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    Timothy Shaw; Vaugh Whisker

    2004-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this multi-phase project is to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of using full-scale virtual reality simulation in the design, construction, and maintenance of future nuclear power plants. The project will test the suitability of immersive virtual reality technology to aid engineers in the design of the next generation nuclear power plant and to evaluate potential cost reductions that can be realized by optimization of installation and construction sequences. The intent is to see if this type of information technology can be used in capacities similar to those currently filled by full-scale physical mockups. This report presents the results of the completed project.

  9. An interactive Virtual Reality simulation system for robot control and operator training

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    Miner, N.E.; Stansfield, S.A.

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Robotic systems are often very complex and difficult to operate, especially as multiple robots are integrated to accomplish difficult tasks. In addition, training the operators of these complex robotic systems is time-consuming and costly. In this paper, a virtual reality based robotic control system is presented. The virtual reality system provides a means by which operators can operate, and be trained to operate, complex robotic systems in an intuitive, cost-effective way. Operator interaction with the robotic system is at a high, task-oriented, level. Continuous state monitoring prevents illegal robot actions and provides interactive feedback to the operator and real-time training for novice users.

  10. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON SMART SENSING AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, VOL. 5, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2012 INDUSTRIAL ROBOT CALIBRATION USING A VIRTUAL

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    Hayes, John

    INDUSTRIAL ROBOT CALIBRATION USING A VIRTUAL LINEAR CONSTRAINT Biqiang Du 1* , Ning Xi 2 , Erick Nieves 2 1 Abstract- This paper proposes a systematic method to identify the joint zero offset of industrial robot Nieves, Industrial Robot Calibration Using a Virtual Linear Constraint 988 is improved due to the high

  11. Enabling Interactive Jobs in Virtualized Data Centers (Extended Abstract) John Paul Walters, Bhagyashree Bantwal, and Vipin Chaudhary

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    Chaudhary, Vipin

    1 Enabling Interactive Jobs in Virtualized Data Centers (Extended Abstract) John Paul Walters for interactive jobs. In this paper we describe our virtual machine-centric scheduler, UBIS, that facilitates both high priority interactive jobs and traditional batch jobs. UBIS is based on preemptable job scheduling

  12. ON THE PURE VIRTUAL BRAID GROUP PV3 V. G.BARDAKOV, R. MIKHAILOV, V. V. VERSHININ, AND J. WU

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    Wu, Jie

    ON THE PURE VIRTUAL BRAID GROUP PV3 V. G.BARDAKOV, R. MIKHAILOV, V. V. VERSHININ, AND J. WU Abstract. We investigate various properties of the pure virtual braid group PV3. Out of its presentation, we get a free product decomposition of PV3. As a consequence, we show that PV3 is residually torsion

  13. 7th ACM International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments Newport Beach, California, pp. 63-74, March 2011.

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    Tamir, Yuval

    With existing virtualized systems, hypervisor failures lead to overall system failure and the loss of all the work in progress of virtual machines (VMs) running on the system. We introduce ReHype, a mechanism of running VMs. VMs are stalled during the hypervisor reboot and resume normal execution once the new

  14. Robot-Assisted Locomotion Training after Spinal Cord Injury: Comparison of Rodent Stepping in Virtual and Physical Treadmill Environments

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    Reinkensmeyer, David J.

    is also accelerating. A current limitation in both human and animal application of this training, however in Virtual and Physical Treadmill Environments W.K. Timoszyk1 , R.D. de Leon2 , N. London2 , R. Joynes2 , K to their lower shanks. In the second, the rats stepped on a virtual treadmill generated by the robots. The rats

  15. The International Journal of Virtual Reality, 2012, 11(2):63-76 63 Abstract An increasing number of functional brain

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    the striatum and mediate memories -response (S- [2, 3]. Both animal[2, 4-6] and human studies[7-9] have tasks in humans using virtual reality (VR) have already added significantly to our understandingThe International Journal of Virtual Reality, 2012, 11(2):63-76 63 Abstract An increasing number

  16. A New Dynamic 3-D Virtual Methodology for Teaching the Mechanics of Atrial Septation as seen in the Human Heart

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in the different stages of normal human atrial septation. Results: We have provided a virtual guide to the process animations of normal human atrial septation increase significantly the teaching of the complex developmental1 A New Dynamic 3-D Virtual Methodology for Teaching the Mechanics of Atrial Septation as seen

  17. Fast Synthetic Vision, Memory, and Learning Models for Virtual Humans James J. Kuffner, Jr JeanClaude Latombe

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Fast Synthetic Vision, Memory, and Learning Models for Virtual Humans James J. Kuffner, Jr Jean, and learning for au­ tonomous animated characters in real­time virtual environ­ ments. The model is efficient of quickly synthesizing from navigation goals the collision­free mo­ tions for animated human figures

  18. Anat Sci Educ. Author manuscript A new dynamic 3D virtual methodology for teaching the mechanics of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in the different stages of normal human atrial septation. Results We have provided a virtual guide to the process animations of normal human atrial septation increase significantly the teaching of the complex developmentalAnat Sci Educ. Author manuscript Page /1 8 A new dynamic 3D virtual methodology for teaching

  19. How energy-efficient is your cloud app? Energy measurements in virtualized environments with PowerAPI

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    Boyer, Edmond

    How energy-efficient is your cloud app? Energy measurements in virtualized environments with PowerAPI Context Energy-efficiency major concern in data centers Existing approaches work for physical servers consumption in virtualized environments Measurements are first step towards energy-efficient data centers Host

  20. 3rd Workshop on System-level Virtualization for High Performance Computing (HPCVirt) 2009, Nuremberg, Germany, March 30, 2009

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    Engelmann, Christian

    3rd Workshop on System-level Virtualization for High Performance Computing (HPCVirt) 2009 for High Performance Computing (HPCVirt) 2009, Nuremberg, Germany, March 30, 2009 Outline · Background work #12;3/193rd Workshop on System-level Virtualization for High Performance Computing (HPCVirt) 2009