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  1. 4, 66916718, 2004 VOC emissions of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ACPD 4, 6691­6718, 2004 VOC emissions of Scots pine V. Tarvainen et al. Title Page Abstract Discussions Temperature and light dependence of the VOC emissions of Scots pine V. Tarvainen 1 , H. Hakola 1.tarvainen@fmi.fi) 6691 #12;ACPD 4, 6691­6718, 2004 VOC emissions of Scots pine V. Tarvainen et al. Title Page Abstract

  2. Recent VOC Control Test Data for a Reactive VOC Converter- Scrubber System for Non-Thermal Control of VOCs

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    McGinness, M.

    by their very nature represent a reduced fire hazard compared to dry filter booth systems. NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) fire safety codes require the use of fire suppression automatic sprinklers on dry filter booths but not on water wash booths...Recent VOC Control Test Data for a Reactive VOC Converter Scrubber System for Non-Thermal Control of VOCs Mike McGinness VP-R&D EcoShield Environmental Systems, Inc. Houston, Texas ABSTRACT HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) and VOC (Volatile...

  3. 5, 90979126, 2005 VOC emissions from

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ACPD 5, 9097­9126, 2005 VOC emissions from vegetation pyrolysis J. P. Greenberg et al. Title Page Discussions Volatile organic emissions from the distillation and pyrolysis of vegetation J. P. Greenberg, H is licensed under a Creative Commons License. 9097 #12;ACPD 5, 9097­9126, 2005 VOC emissions from vegetation

  4. VOC Destruction by Catalytic Combustion Microturbine

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    Tom Barton

    2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This project concerned the application of a catalytic combustion system that has been married to a micro-turbine device. The catalytic combustion system decomposes the VOC's and transmits these gases to the gas turbine. The turbine has been altered to operate on very low-level BTU fuels equivalent to 1.5% methane in air. The performance of the micro-turbine for VOC elimination has some flexibility with respect to operating conditions, and the system is adaptable to multiple industrial applications. The VOC source that was been chosen for examination was the emissions from coal upgrading operations. The overall goal of the project was to examine the effectiveness of a catalytic combustion based system for elimination of VOCs while simultaneously producing electrical power for local consumption. Project specific objectives included assessment of the feasibility for using a Flex-Microturbine that generates power from natural gas while it consumes VOCs generated from site operations; development of an engineering plan for installation of the Flex-Microturbine system; operation of the micro-turbine through various changes in site and operation conditions; measurement of the VOC destruction quantitatively; and determination of the required improvements for further studies. The micro-turbine with the catalytic bed worked effectively to produce power on levels of fuel much lower than the original turbine design. The ability of the device to add or subtract supplemental fuel to augment the amount of VOC's in the inlet air flow made the device an effective replacement for a traditional flare. Concerns about particulates in the inlet flow and the presence of high sulfur concentrations with the VOC mixtures was identified as a drawback with the current catalytic design. A new microturbine design was developed based on this research that incorporates a thermal oxidizer in place of the catalytic bed for applications where particulates or contamination would limit the lifetime of the catalytic bed.

  5. VOCs in Arid soils: Technology summary

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    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Volatile Organic Compounds In Arid Soils Integrated Demonstration (VOC-Arid ID) focuses on technologies to clean up volatile organic compounds and associated contaminants in soil and groundwater at arid sites. The initial host site is the 200 West Area at DOE`s Hanford site in southeastern Washington state. The primary VOC contaminant is carbon tetrachloride, in association with heavy metals and radionuclides. An estimated 580--920 metric tons of carbon tetrachloride were disposed of between 1955 and 1973, resulting in extensive soil and groundwater contamination. The VOC-Arid ID schedule has been divided into three phases of implementation. The phased approach provides for: rapid transfer of technologies to the Environmental Restoration (EM-40) programs once demonstrated; logical progression in the complexity of demonstrations based on improved understanding of the VOC problem; and leveraging of the host site EM-40 activities to reduce the overall cost of the demonstrations. During FY92 and FY93, the primary technology demonstrations within the ID were leveraged with an ongoing expedited response action at the Hanford 200 West Area, which is directed at vapor extraction of VOCs from the vadose (unsaturated) zone. Demonstration efforts are underway in the areas of subsurface characterization including: drilling and access improvements, off-gas and borehole monitoring of vadose zone VOC concentrations to aid in soil vapor extraction performance evaluation, and treatment of VOC-contaminated off-gas. These current demonstration efforts constitute Phase 1 of the ID and, because of the ongoing vadose zone ERA, can result in immediate transfer of successful technologies to EM-40.

  6. Brayton Cycle Heat Pump for VOC Control

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    Kovach, J. L.

    The first full size continuous operation Brayton Cycle Heat Pump (1)(2)(3) application for VOC recovery occurred in 1988. The mixed solvent recovery system was designed and supplied by NUCON for the 3M facility in Weatherford, OK (4). This first...

  7. NMED COMMENTS ITEM 3 REVISE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) TARGET...

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    was not clear if the referenced document is applicable to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) activities. c) Clarify what is meant by the term "original VOC Monitoring...

  8. HYDROGEN AND VOC RETENTION IN WASTE BOXES

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    PACE ME; MARUSICH RM

    2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hanford Waste Management Project Master Documented Safety Analysis (MDSA) (HNF-14741, 2003) identifies derived safety controls to prevent or mitigate the risks of a single-container deflagration during operations requiring moving, venting or opening transuranic (TRU)-waste containers. The issue is whether these safety controls are necessary for operations involving TRU-waste boxes that are being retrieved from burial at the Hanford Site. This paper investigates the potential for a deflagration hazard within these boxes and whether safety controls identified for drum deflagration hazards should be applied to operations involving these boxes. The study evaluates the accumulation of hydrogen and VOCs within the waste box and the transport of these gases and vapors out of the waste box. To perform the analysis, there were numerous and major assumptions made regarding the generation rate and the transport pathway dimensions and their number. Since there is little actual data with regards to these assumptions, analyses of three potential configurations were performed to obtain some indication of the bounds of the issue (the concentration of hydrogen or flammable VOCs within a waste box). A brief description of each of the three cases along with the results of the analysis is summarized.

  9. VOCs, Pesticides, Nitrate, and Their Mixtures in Groundwater Used for

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    areas. For each sample, as many as 60 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 83 pesticides, and nitrate were of food and water, and dermal contact). Everyone has hundreds of measurable contami- nants in their bodies, especially volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are not known. Defining human exposure to mixtures

  10. Zevenhoven & Kilpinen VOCs, PAHs, soot, tar, CO 17.6.2001 6-1 Chapter 6 VOCs, PAHs,

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    Zevenhoven & Kilpinen VOCs, PAHs, soot, tar, CO 17.6.2001 6-1 Chapter 6 VOCs, PAHs, soot, tar, CO 6 or global environment. These effects can be very diverse: water and soil acidification, human health and phenol, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) like naphtalene and anthracene (see Table 6.7), pyridines

  11. HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ENE-47.153 VOCsVOCs,, PAHsPAHs, soot, tar, CO, soot, tar, CO

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    of tar (from biomass gasificationbiomass gasification)) COCO see: www.hut.fi/~see: www-level ozone in Europeand ground-level ozone in Europe VOC emissions (VOC emissions (inclincl. methane). methane) in Europe, 1994 (tonnes)in Europe, 1994 (tonnes) Ground-level ozone in Europe,Ground-level ozone

  12. NICS report links VOCs to respiratory problems

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    Kirschner, E.

    1992-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Children who live near the chemical plants of Kanawha Valley, WV, suffer more acute and chronic respiratory aliments than those farther away, says a Harvard University School of Public Health report. In the $1-million, five-year study commissioned by the National Institute for Chemical Studies (NICS:Charleston, WV) and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, proximity to chemical plants that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was linked to higher incidence of asthma, acute eye irritation, shortness of breath, and chronic cough. The researchers say they adjusted for most other factors, such as parental smoking and petroleum. {open_quotes}The research hypothesis was whether children in the valley had more symptoms,{close_quotes} says NICS president Paul Hill. {open_quotes}Yes, there is a difference.{close_quotes} The study showed that some ailments were up to 28% more prevalent in children in the valley than in other Kanawha County children.

  13. Quantifying VOC emissions for the strategic petroleum reserve.

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    Knowlton, Robert G.; Lord, David L.

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A very important aspect of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) program is regulatory compliance. One of the regulatory compliance issues deals with limiting the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are emitted into the atmosphere from brine wastes when they are discharged to brine holding ponds. The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has set limits on the amount of VOCs that can be discharged to the atmosphere. Several attempts have been made to quantify the VOC emissions associated with the brine ponds going back to the late 1970's. There are potential issues associated with each of these quantification efforts. Two efforts were made to quantify VOC emissions by analyzing VOC content of brine samples obtained from wells. Efforts to measure air concentrations were mentioned in historical reports but no data have been located to confirm these assertions. A modeling effort was also performed to quantify the VOC emissions. More recently in 2011- 2013, additional brine sampling has been performed to update the VOC emissions estimate. An analysis of the statistical confidence in these results is presented here. Arguably, there are uncertainties associated with each of these efforts. The analysis herein indicates that the upper confidence limit in VOC emissions based on recent brine sampling is very close to the 0.42 ton/MMB limit used historically on the project. Refining this estimate would require considerable investment in additional sampling, analysis, and monitoring. An analysis of the VOC emissions at each site suggests that additional discharges could be made and stay within current regulatory limits.

  14. Environmental Impact on Applied Technology- Global Warming CFCs & VOCs

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    Gilbert, J. S.

    Hardly a day goes by that the threats to our environment are not brought to our attention. Whether you are following oil spills, groundwater contamination, global warming, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), you must...

  15. VOC and HAP recovery using ionic liquids

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    Michael R. Milota : Kaichang Li

    2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    During the manufacture of wood composites, paper, and to a lesser extent, lumber, large amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as terpenes, formaldehyde, and methanol are emitted to air. Some of these compounds are hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The air pollutants produced in the forest products industry are difficult to manage because the concentrations are very low. Presently, regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs and RCOs) are commonly used for the destruction of VOCs and HAPs. RTOs consume large amounts of natural gas to heat air and moisture. The combustion of natural gas generates increased CO2 and NOx, which have negative implications for global warming and air quality. The aforementioned problems are addressed by an absorption system containing a room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) as an absorbent. RTILs are salts, but are in liquid states at room temperature. RTILs, an emerging technology, are receiving much attention as replacements for organic solvents in industrial processes with significant cost and environmental benefits. Some of these processes include organic synthesis, extraction, and metal deposition. RTILs would be excellent absorbents for exhausts from wood products facilities because of their unique properties: no measurable vapor pressure, high solubility of wide range of organic compounds, thermal stability to 200C (almost 400F), and immisciblity with water. Room temperature ionic liquids were tested as possible absorbents. Four were imidizolium-based and were eight phosphonium-based. The imidizolium-based ionic liquids proved to be unstable at the conditions tested and in the presence of water. The phosphonium-based ionic liquids were stable. Most were good absorbents; however, cleaning the contaminates from the ionic liquids was problematic. This was overcome with a higher temperature (120C) than originally proposed and a very low pressure (1 kPa. Absorption trials were conducted with tetradecy(trihexyl)phosphonium dicyanamide as the RTIL. It was determined that it has good absorption properties for methanol and ?-pinene, is thermally stable, and is relatively easy to synthesize. It has a density of 0.89 g/mL at 20C and a molecular weight of 549.9 g/mol. Trials were conducted with a small absorption system and a larger absorption system. Methanol, formaldehyde, and other HAPs were absorbed well, nearly 100%. Acetaldehyde was difficult to capture. Total VOC capture, while satisfactory on methanol and ?-pinene in a lab system, was less than expected in the field, 60-80%. The inability to capture the broad spectrum of total organics is likely due to difficulties in cleaning them from the ionic liquid rather than the ability of the ionic liquid to absorb. Its likely that a commercial system could be constructed to remove 90 to 100% of the gas contaminates. Selecting the correct ionic liquid would be key to this. Absorption may not be the main selection criterion, but rather how easily the ionic liquid can be cleaned is very important. The ionic liquid absorption system might work very well in a system with a limited spectrum of pollutants, such as a paint spray line, where there are not very high molecular weight, non volatile, compounds in the exhaust.

  16. A Novel New Approach to VOC and HAP Emission Control

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    McGinness, M.

    - adsorbent scrubber solution. Water wash paint booth scrubbers can effectively capture PM-IO and PM-2.S particulates as well as VOHAPs. Water wash scrubbers by their very nature represent a reduced fire hazard compared to dry filter booth systems. NFPA...A Novel New Approach to VOC and HAP Emission Control Mike McGinness VP-R&D EcoShield Environmental Systems, Inc. Houston, Texas ABSTRACT HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) and VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) thermal emission control devices (ECD...

  17. Modeling VOC sorption of building materials and its impact on indoor air quality

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    Zhang, Jinsong, 1975-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sorption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by building materials can have significant effect on the indoor VOC concentration levels and indoor air quality in buildings. The objective of this study was to investigate ...

  18. Low VOC drying of lumber and wood panel products. Progress report No. 8

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    Su, W.; Yan, H.; Hooda, U.; Wild, M.P.; Banerjee, S. [Inst. of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)] [Inst. of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Shmulsky, R.; Thompson, A.; Ingram, L.; Conners, T. [Mississippi State Univ., MS (United States)] [Mississippi State Univ., MS (United States)

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was initiated by an Institute of Paper Science and Technology finding that heating softwood in a low-headspace environment removed much of the VOCs without removing the water. This offered the possibility of removing VOCs from wet wood, capturing them as a product, and then drying the VOC-depleted wood conventionally with little or no VOC controls. Two means of low-headspace heating were explored: steam and radiofrequency (RF). It was found in the previous year, that while both steam and RF were able to drive out VOCs, steam was impracticably slow for lumber. Hence the effect of RF or microwave on wood was the principal focus of the work reported here. Finally, in order to understand the mechanism of VOC release, the transport of the VOCs in wood was studied, together with the seasonal effects that influence VOC concentration in trees.

  19. An In-Situ Ion Mobility Spectrometer Sensor System for Detecting Gaseous VOCs in Unsaturated Soils

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    Baker, R. Jacob

    An In-Situ Ion Mobility Spectrometer Sensor System for Detecting Gaseous VOCs in Unsaturated Soils and will be ultimately equipped with water content, temperature, and pressure sensors. The proposed system is designed knowledge, an in-situ IMS for detection of subsurface gaseous VOCs has not been previously developed. VOCs

  20. ACCEPTED BY WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH ODOR AND VOC REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

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    ACCEPTED BY WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH _______ ODOR AND VOC REMOVAL FROM WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT of biofilters for sequential removal of H2S and VOCs from wastewater treatment plant waste air. The biofilter of VOCs. In Europe, biological treatment in biofilters has rapidly been gaining ground as a relatively

  1. VOC Emission Control with the Brayton Cycle Pilot Plant Operations

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    Enneking, J. C.

    A mobile pilot plant capable of removing VOC emissions from exhaust air streams was cooperatively funded by SCE, EPRI, 3M, and NUCON. Valuable information about the process and the recovery operation has been gained by performing tests at a number...

  2. VOC Emission Control with the Brayton Cycle Pilot Plant Operations

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    Enneking, J. C.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mobile pilot plant capable of removing VOC emissions from exhaust air streams was cooperatively funded by SCE, EPRI, 3M, and NUCON. Valuable information about the process and the recovery operation has been gained by performing tests at a number...

  3. Potential VOC Deflagrations in a Vented TRU Drum

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    Mukesh, GUPTA

    2005-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of the analysis is to examine the potential for lid ejection from a vented transuranic (TRU) waste drum due to pressure buildup caused by the deflagration of hydrogen and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside the drum. In this analysis, the AICC pressure for a stoichiometric mixture of VOCs is calculated and then compared against the experimental peak pressure of stoichiometric combustion of propane and hexane in a combustion chamber. The experimental peak pressures of propane and hexane are about 12 percent lower than the calculated AICC pressure. Additional losses in the drum are calculated due to venting of the gases, drum bulging, waste compaction, and heat losses from the presence of waste in the drum. After accounting for these losses, the final pressures are compared to the minimum observed pressure that ejects the lid from a TRU drum. The ejection pressure of 105 psig is derived from data that was recorded for a series of tests where hydrogen-air mixtures were ignited inside sealed TRU drums. Since the calculated pressures are below the minimum lid ejection pressure, none of the VOCs and the hydrogen (up to 4 percent) mixtures present in the TRU waste drum is expected to cause lid ejection if ignited. The analysis of potential VOC deflagrations in a vented TRU drum can be applied across the DOE-Complex since TRU waste is stored in drums throughout the complex.

  4. VOCs in Non-Arid Soils Integrated Demonstration: Technology summary

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    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Non-Arid Soils Integrated Demonstration (ID) was initiated in 1989. Objectives for the ID were to test the integrated demonstration concept, demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies/systems for the remediation of VOC contamination in soils and groundwater, and to transfer technologies and systems to internal and external customers for use in fullscale remediation programs. The demonstration brought together technologies from DOE laboratories, other government agencies, and industry for demonstration at a single test bed. The Savannah River Site was chosen as the location for this ID as the result of having soil and groundwater contaminated with VOCS. The primary contaminants, trichlorethylene and tetrachloroethylene, originated from an underground process sewer line servicing a metal fabrication facility at the M-Area. Some of the major technical accomplishments for the ID include the successful demonstration of the following: In situ air stripping coupled with horizontal wells to remediate sites through air injection and vacuum extraction; Crosshole geophysical tomography for mapping moisture content and lithologic properties of the contaminated media; In situ radio frequency and ohmic heating to increase mobility, of the contaminants, thereby speeding recovery and the remedial process; High-energy corona destruction of VOCs in the off-gas of vapor recovery wells; Application of a Brayton cycle heat pump to regenerate carbon adsorption media used to trap VOCs from the offgas of recovery wells; In situ permeable flow sensors and the colloidal borescope to determine groundwater flow; Chemical sensors to rapidly quantify chlorinated solvent contamination in the subsurface; In situ bioremediation through methane/nutrient injection to enhance degradation of contaminants by methanotrophic bateria.

  5. True random numbers from amplified quantum vacuum

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    M. Jofre; M. Curty; F. Steinlechner; G. Anzolin; J. P. Torres; M. W. Mitchell; V. Pruneri

    2011-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Random numbers are essential for applications ranging from secure communications to numerical simulation and quantitative finance. Algorithms can rapidly produce pseudo-random outcomes, series of numbers that mimic most properties of true random numbers while quantum random number generators (QRNGs) exploit intrinsic quantum randomness to produce true random numbers. Single-photon QRNGs are conceptually simple but produce few random bits per detection. In contrast, vacuum fluctuations are a vast resource for QRNGs: they are broad-band and thus can encode many random bits per second. Direct recording of vacuum fluctuations is possible, but requires shot-noise-limited detectors, at the cost of bandwidth. We demonstrate efficient conversion of vacuum fluctuations to true random bits using optical amplification of vacuum and interferometry. Using commercially-available optical components we demonstrate a QRNG at a bit rate of 1.11 Gbps. The proposed scheme has the potential to be extended to 10 Gbps and even up to 100 Gbps by taking advantage of high speed modulation sources and detectors for optical fiber telecommunication devices.

  6. Development of new VOC exposure metrics and their relationship to ''Sick Building Syndrome'' symptoms

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    Ten Brinke, JoAnn [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA (United States)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are suspected to contribute significantly to ''Sick Building Syndrome'' (SBS), a complex of subchronic symptoms that occurs during and in general decreases away from occupancy of the building in question. A new approach takes into account individual VOC potencies, as well as the highly correlated nature of the complex VOC mixtures found indoors. The new VOC metrics are statistically significant predictors of symptom outcomes from the California Healthy Buildings Study data. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to test the hypothesis that a summary measure of the VOC mixture, other risk factors, and covariates for each worker will lead to better prediction of symptom outcome. VOC metrics based on animal irritancy measures and principal component analysis had the most influence in the prediction of eye, dermal, and nasal symptoms. After adjustment, a water-based paints and solvents source was found to be associated with dermal and eye irritation. The more typical VOC exposure metrics used in prior analyses were not useful in symptom prediction in the adjusted model (total VOC (TVOC), or sum of individually identified VOCs ({Sigma}VOC{sub i})). Also not useful were three other VOC metrics that took into account potency, but did not adjust for the highly correlated nature of the data set, or the presence of VOCs that were not measured. High TVOC values (2--7 mg m{sup {minus}3}) due to the presence of liquid-process photocopiers observed in several study spaces significantly influenced symptoms. Analyses without the high TVOC values reduced, but did not eliminate the ability of the VOC exposure metric based on irritancy and principal component analysis to explain symptom outcome.

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  9. ACTION CONCENTRATION FOR MIXTURES OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC) & METHANE & HYDROGEN

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    MARUSICH, R.M.

    2006-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Waste containers may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), methane, hydrogen and possibly propane. These constituents may occur individually or in mixtures. Determining if a waste container contains a flammable concentration of flammable gases and vapors (from VOCs) is important to the safety of the handling, repackaging and shipping activities. This report provides the basis for determining the flammability of mixtures of flammable gases and vapors. The concentration of a mixture that is at the lowest flammability limit for that mixture is called the action concentration. The action concentration can be determined using total VOC concentrations or actual concentration of each individual VOC. The concentrations of hydrogen and methane are included with the total VOC or individual VOC concentration to determine the action concentration. Concentrations below this point are not flammable. Waste containers with gas/vapor concentrations at or above the action concentration are considered flammable.

  10. The truth about 'The truth about true blue'

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    Cohen, Jonathan; Hardin, C. L.; McLaughlin, Brian P.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2168. Tye, M. (2006a). True blue. Analysis, 66. Tye, M. (2006b). The truth about true blue. Analysis, 66(4).D. R. (2006). Truest blue. Analysis, 66. Cohen, J. , Hardin,

  11. Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions - Fact...

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    Sheet, 2014 Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions - Fact Sheet, 2014 The Gas Technology Institute, in collaboration with Cannon Boiler Works, Integrated CHP...

  12. True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Concurrency Theory

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Concurrency Theory True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Joost-Pieter Katoen and Thomas Noll Lehrstuhl für Informatik 2 Software Modeling and Thomas Noll Concurrency Theory 1/48 True Concurrency Semantics of Petri Nets (I) Overview 1 Introduction

  13. FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING STUDIES OF READING AND READING DISABILITY

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    FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING STUDIES OF READING AND READING DISABILITY (DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA) Kenneth in develop- mental dyslexia. Reading disabled readers, relative to nonimpaired readers, demonstrate Reviews 2000;6:207­213. Key Words: dyslexia; neuroimaging; reading; lexical processing; phonol- ogy R

  14. In situ treatment of VOCs by recirculation technologies

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    Siegrist, R.L.; Webb, O.F.; Ally, M.R.; Sanford, W.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US); Kearl, P.M.; Zutman, J.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., Grand Junction, CO (US)

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project described herein was conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to identify processes and technologies developed in Germany that appeared to have near-term potential for enhancing the cleanup of volatile organic compound (VOC) contaminated soil and groundwater at DOE sites. Members of the ORNL research team identified and evaluated selected German technologies developed at or in association with the University of Karlsruhe (UoK) for in situ treatment of VOC contaminated soils and groundwater. Project activities included contacts with researchers within three departments of the UoK (i.e., Applied Geology, Hydromechanics, and Soil and Foundation Engineering) during fall 1991 and subsequent visits to UoK and private industry collaborators during February 1992. Subsequent analyses consisted of engineering computations, groundwater flow modeling, and treatment process modeling. As a result of these project efforts, two processes were identified as having near-term potential for DOE: (1) the vacuum vaporizer well/groundwater recirculation well and (2) the porous pipe/horizontal well. This document was prepared to summarize the methods and results of the assessment activities completed during the initial year of the project. The project is still ongoing, so not all facets of the effort are completely described in this document. Recommendations for laboratory and field experiments are provided.

  15. Paso del Norte ozone study VOC measurements, 1996

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    Seila, R.L.; Main, H.; Arriaga, J.L.; Martinez, G.V.; Ramadan, A.B.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of VOC determinations of ambient air samples collected at surface air quality monitoring sites and near sources of interest on the US and Mexican side of the border during six weeks of the 1996 Paso del Norte Ozone Study are reported. Carbonyl samples were collected on DNPH impregnated cartridges at three surface sites and analyzed by HPLC to quantify 13, C-1 to C-8 species. Whole air samples were collected in electro-polished stainless steel canisters which were returned to laboratory for determination of C-2 to C-10+ hydrocarbons by cryogenic preconcentration capillary gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (gc-fid). Several sources were sampled: rush hour traffic, propane-powered bus exhaust, automobile paint shop emissions, propane fuel, petroleum refinery, and industrial manufacturing site. Spatial and temporal characteristics of VOC species concentrations and compositions are presented. Overall surface TNMOC values ranged from 0.1 to 3.4 ppmC with the highest concentrations recorded in the morning at three vehicle-dominated sites, two in Cuidad Juarez and one in downtown El Paso. Toluene in El Paso samples and propane, which is used as a cooking and transportation fuel in Cuidad Juarez, were the most abundant hydrocarbons.

  16. Paso del Norte ozone study VOC measurements, 1996

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    Seila, R.L.; Main, H.; Arriaga, J.L.; Martinez, G.V.; Ramadan, A.B.

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results of VOC determinations of ambient air samples collected at surface air quality monitoring sites and near sources of interest on the US and Mexican side of the border during six weeks of the 1996 Paso del Norte Ozone Study are reported. Carbonyl samples were collected on DNPH impregnated cartridges at three surface sites and analyzed by HPLC to quantify 13, C-1 to C-8 species. Whole air samples were collected in electro-polished stainless steel canisters which were returned to laboratory for determination of C-2 to C-10+ hydrocarbons by cryogenic preconcentration capillary gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (gc-fid). Several sources were sampled: rush hour traffic, propane-powered bus exhaust, automobile paint shop emissions, propane fuel, petroleum refinery, and industrial manufacturing site. Spatial and temporal characteristics of VOC species concentrations and compositions are presented. Overall surface TNMOC values ranged from 0.1 to 3.4 ppmC with the highest concentrations recorded in the morning at three vehicle-dominated sites, two in Cuidad Juarez and one in downtown El Paso. Toluene in El Paso samples and propane, which is used as a cooking and transportation fuel in Cuidad Juarez, were the most abundant hydrocarbons.

  17. True Masses of Radial-Velocity Exoplanets

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    Brown, Robert A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the science power of space telescopes used to estimate the true masses of known radial-velocity exoplanets by means of astrometry on direct images. We translate a desired mass accuracy (+/10% in our example) into a minimum goal for the signal-to-noise ratio, which implies a minimum exposure time. When the planet is near a node, the mass measurement becomes difficult if not impossible, because the apparent separation becomes decoupled from the inclination angle of the orbit. The combination of this nodal effect with considerations of solar and anti-solar pointing restrictions, photometric and obscurational completeness, and image blurring due to orbital motion, severely limits the observing opportunities, often to only brief intervals in a five-year mission. We compare the science power of four missions, two with external star shades, EXO-S and WFIRST-S, and two with internal coronagraphs, EXO-C and WFIRST-C. The star shades out-perform the coronagraph in this science program by about a factor of th...

  18. Critical Reading School COMSC

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Critical Reading School COMSC To become an effective researcher requires the ability to rapidly this is to read and critique relevant academic and scientific materials. The means by which these materials are accessed has changed dramatically over recent years, but the core skills of critical reading remain

  19. Introducing a digital library reading appliance into a reading group

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    Marshall, Cathy

    Introducing a digital library reading appliance into a reading group Catherine C. Marshall, Morgan will we read digital library materials? This paper describes the reading practices of an on-going reading group, and how these practices changed when we introduced XLibris, a digital library reading appliance

  20. On Trust and Being True: Toward a Genealogy of Morals

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    Lai, Whalen

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Being True: Toward a Genealogy of Morals Whalen LaiThis Nietzschesque genealogy of morals presents theclue from Nietzsche whose genealogy of morals has shown how

  1. Surface acoustic wave sensing of VOCs in harsh chemical environments

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    Pfeifer, K.B.; Martin, S.J.; Ricco, A.J.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurement of VOC concentrations in harsh chemical and physical environments is a formidable task. A surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor has been designed for this purpose and its construction and testing are described in this paper. Included is a detailed description of the design elements specific to operation in 300{degree}C steam and HCl environments including temperature control, gas handling, and signal processing component descriptions. In addition, laboratory temperature stability was studied and a minimum detection limit was defined for operation in industrial environments. Finally, a description of field tests performed on steam reforming equipment at Synthetica Technologies Inc. of Richmond, CA is given including a report on destruction efficiency of CCl{sub 4} in the Synthetica moving bed evaporator. Design improvements based on the field tests are proposed.

  2. 1996 Paso del Norte ozone study VOC measurements

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    Seila, R.L.; Main, H.; Arriaga, J.L.; Martinez, G.; Ramadan, A.B.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ambient air VOC samples were collected at surface air quality monitoring sites, near sources of interest, and aloft on the US and Mexican side of the border during a six week period of the 1996 Paso del Norte Ozone Study. On nine intensive operations (IOP) days, when high ozone concentrations were forecast, five 2-hr samples were collected at five IOP sites, three on the US side and two on the Mexican side. Six special survey sites on the US side and two on the Mexican side were sampled to characterize up-wind, down-wind and other emissions. In Ciudad Juarez, rush hour traffic, propane-powered bus exhaust, automobile paint shop emissions, propane and butane fuels, and an industrial manufacturing site were sampled. Carbonyl samples were collected at three surface sites. Carbonyl and canister grab samples were also collected during aircraft and hot air balloon flights. Most of the hydrocarbon samples were collected in electro-polished stainless steel canisters which were returned to laboratories for determination of C-2 to C-10+ hydrocarbons by cryogenic preconcentration GC-FID. The carbonyl samples were collected on DNPH impregnated C-18 Sep-Pak cartridges and analyzed by HPLC to quantify 13, C-1 to C-8 species. This paper presents the spatial and temporal characteristics of VOC species concentrations and compositions to examine the differences and similarities of the various locations and time periods. Overall surface TNMOC values ranged from 0.1 to 3.4 ppmC with the highest concentrations being recorded in the morning at three vehicle-dominated sites, two in Ciudad Juarez and one in downtown El Paso. Toluene in El Paso samples and propane, which is used as a cooking and transportation fuel in Ciudad Juarez, were the most abundant hydrocarbons. The most abundant carbonyls were acetaldehyde and acetone.

  3. CAN SORBENT-BASED GAS PHASE AIR CLEANING FOR VOCS SUBSTITUTE FOR VENTILATION IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS?

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    Fisk, William; Fisk, William J.

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reviews current knowledge about the suitability of sorbent-based air cleaning for removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air in commercial buildings, as needed to enable reductions in ventilation rates and associated energy savings. The principles of sorbent air cleaning are introduced, criteria are suggested for sorbent systems that can counteract indoor VOC concentration increases from reduced ventilation, major findings from research on sorbent performance for this application are summarized, and related priority research needs are identified. Major conclusions include: sorbent systems can remove a broad range of VOCs with moderate to high efficiency, sorbent technologies perform effectively when challenged with VOCs at the low concentrations present indoors, and there is a large uncertainty about the lifetime and associated costs of sorbent air cleaning systems when used in commercial buildings for indoor VOC control. Suggested priority research includes: experiments to determine sorbent system VOC removal efficiencies and lifetimes considering the broad range and low concentration of VOCs indoors; evaluations of in-situ regeneration of sorbents; and an updated analysis of the cost of sorbent air cleaning relative to the cost of ventilation.

  4. Sorbent-Based Gas Phase Air Cleaning for VOCs in CommercialBuildings

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    Fisk, William J.

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a review of current knowledge about the suitability of sorbent-based air cleaning for removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air in commercial buildings as needed to enable reductions in ventilation rates and associated energy savings. The fundamental principles of sorbent air cleaning are introduced, criteria are suggested for sorbent systems that can counteract indoor VOC concentration increases from reduced ventilation, major findings from research on sorbent performance for this application are summarized, novel sorbent technologies are described, and related priority research needs are identified. Major conclusions include: sorbent systems can remove a broad range of VOCs with moderate to high efficiency, sorbent technologies perform effectively when challenged with VOCs at the low concentrations present indoors, and there is a large uncertainty about the lifetime and associated costs of sorbent air cleaning systems when used in commercial buildings for indoor VOC control. Suggested priority research includes: experiments to determine sorbent system VOC removal efficiencies and lifetimes considering the broad range and low concentration of VOCs indoors; evaluations of in-situ regeneration of sorbents; and an updated analysis of the cost of sorbent air cleaning relative to the cost of ventilation.

  5. Extended Research on Detection of Deception Using Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions

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    Center for Human Reliability Studies

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system that captures and analyzes volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from skin surfaces may offer a viable alternative method to the polygraph instrument currently in use for detecting deception in U.S. government settings. Like the involuntary autonomic central nervous system response data gathered during polygraph testing, VOC emissions from the skin may provide data that can be used to detect stress caused by deception. Detecting VOCs, then, may present a noninvasive, non-intrusive method for observing, recording, and quantifying evidence of stress or emotional change.

  6. Modeling indoor exposures to VOCs and SVOCs as ventilation rates vary

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    Parthasarathy, Srinandini

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. 2008. Analysis of ventilation data from the United StatesASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable IndoortoVOCsand SVOCsasventilationratesvary Srinandini

  7. Installation and certification of continuous VOC emissions monitoring systems for a steel mill sinter plant

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    Taylor, K.L.; Macak, J.J. III; Cioffi, J.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The counties of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte in Northwest Indiana are classified as severe non-attainment for the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). In response to the non-attainment problem, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) promulgated a number of regulations over the last several years. One of these rules requires steel mills with sinter plants to control and continuously monitor volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the facilities. One of the accepted compliance methods is to install and certify Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to monitor VOC emissions and volumetric flow rate in order to generate a VOC emission number in units of pounds per hour. Compliance with the regulation also requires that the sinter plants accurately monitor sinter production in order to determine compliance during the winter months, when the limits are based on pounds of VOC emissions per ton of sinter produced.

  8. The Chicago VOC trading system : the consequences of market design for performance

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    Kosobud, Richard F.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Chicago cap-and-trade approach to regulating stationary source VOC emissions in the Chicago ozone non-attainment area is a pioneering program that could set a precedent for other urban areas troubled by high ozone ...

  9. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ethene toluene n-butane propane i-pentane i-butane propeneethene, toluene, n-butane, propane and i-pentane. These fiveVOCs emitted. The high propane and n-butane emissions were

  10. Contracting with reading costs and renegotiation costs

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    Brennan, James R.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reading Costs, Competition, and ContractReading Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. EquilibriumUnconscionability A?ect Reading Costs . . . . . . . . . .

  11. Environmental Impact on Applied Technology- Global Warming CFCs & VOCs

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    Gilbert, J. S.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cogeneration projects being sited as PURPA machines where the steam host is only a token element in the energy design. In effect, these large systems have lost the potential for true "dual energy use" and many times give the steam away to the host free... contributor. Clearly, the largest changeable producer is combustion of fuels both in the production of electricity and in industrial process heat. The nuclear power option is receiving renewed consideration, but the time required to get new nuclear...

  12. Peter Sparks Compass Reading

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    Robertson, Stephen

    Peter Sparks Compass Reading You could I never love. Built of a bulk beyond my comprehension compass with its swinging fleur-de-lys watched by the crystal prism's sharp-cut eye? It represented

  13. Training and Reading Level

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    Bishop, D. l.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In preparing training materials, we often assume that the personnel for whom we are preparing the materials have a working knowledge of what we are teaching them. This is not often true (regardless of what we would like to think). In fact, they may...

  14. Approved 10-06 Clemson University: Master of Education in Reading

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    coursework. II. Reading Teacher & Reading Consultant certifications + Reading Recovery Training Organizing and Supervising Reading Programs 3 hours READ 864 Teaching Secondary School Reading 3 hours READ Plan II. Reading Recovery Teacher, Reading Teacher & Reading Consultant READ 880 Reading Recovery

  15. Arid sites stakeholder participation in evaluating innovative technologies: VOC-Arid Site Integrated Demonstration

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    Peterson, T.S.; McCabe, G.H.; Brockbank, B.R. [and others

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developing and deploying innovative environmental cleanup technologies is an important goal for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which faces challenging remediation problems at contaminated sites throughout the United States. Achieving meaningful, constructive stakeholder involvement in cleanup programs, with the aim of ultimate acceptance of remediation decisions, is critical to meeting those challenges. DOE`s Office of Technology Development sponsors research and demonstration of new technologies, including, in the past, the Volatile Organic Compounds Arid Site Integrated Demonstration (VOC-Arid ID), hosted at the Hanford Site in Washington State. The purpose of the VOC-Arid ID has been to develop and demonstrate new technologies for remediating carbon tetrachloride and other VOC contamination in soils and ground water. In October 1994 the VOC-Arid ID became a part of the Contaminant Plume Containment and Remediation Focus Area (Plume Focus Area). The VOC Arid ID`s purpose of involving stakeholders in evaluating innovative technologies will now be carried on in the Plume Focus Area in cooperation with Site Technology Coordination Groups and Site Specific Advisory Boards. DOE`s goal is to demonstrate promising technologies once and deploy those that are successful across the DOE complex. Achieving that goal requires that the technologies be acceptable to the groups and individuals with a stake in DOE facility cleanup. Such stakeholders include groups and individuals with an interest in cleanup, including regulatory agencies, Native American tribes, environmental and civic interest groups, public officials, environmental technology users, and private citizens. This report documents the results of the stakeholder involvement program, which is an integral part of the VOC-Arid ID.

  16. Method for lowering the VOCS emitted during drying of wood products

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    Banerjee, Sujit (1832 Jacksons Creek Point, Marietta, GA 30068); Boerner, James Robert (154 Junedale Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45218); Su, Wei (2262 Orleans Ave., Marietta, GA 30062)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is directed to a method for removal of VOCs from wood products prior to drying the wood products. The method of the invention includes the steps of providing a chamber having an opening for receiving wood and loading the chamber with green wood. The wood is loaded to an extent sufficient to provide a limited headspace in the chamber. The chamber is then closed and the wood is heated in the chamber for a time and at a temperature sufficient to saturate the headspace with moisture and to substantially transfer VOCs from the wood product to the moisture in the headspace.

  17. TECHNICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR CHOOSING PROPANE AS A CALIBRATION AGENT FOR TOTAL FLAMMABLE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) DETERMINATIONS

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    DOUGLAS, J.G.

    2006-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the technical justification for choosing and using propane as a calibration standard for estimating total flammable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an air matrix. A propane-in-nitrogen standard was selected based on a number of criteria: (1) has an analytical response similar to the VOCs of interest, (2) can be made with known accuracy and traceability, (3) is available with good purity, (4) has a matrix similar to the sample matrix, (5) is stable during storage and use, (6) is relatively non-hazardous, and (7) is a recognized standard for similar analytical applications. The Waste Retrieval Project (WRP) desires a fast, reliable, and inexpensive method for screening the flammable VOC content in the vapor-phase headspace of waste containers. Table 1 lists the flammable VOCs of interest to the WRP. The current method used to determine the VOC content of a container is to sample the container's headspace and submit the sample for gas chromatography--mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. The driver for the VOC measurement requirement is safety: potentially flammable atmospheres in the waste containers must be allowed to diffuse prior to processing the container. The proposed flammable VOC screening method is to inject an aliquot of the headspace sample into an argon-doped pulsed-discharge helium ionization detector (Ar-PDHID) contained within a gas chromatograph. No actual chromatography is performed; the sample is transferred directly from a sample loop to the detector through a short, inert transfer line. The peak area resulting from the injected sample is proportional to the flammable VOC content of the sample. However, because the Ar-PDHID has different response factors for different flammable VOCs, a fundamental assumption must be made that the agent used to calibrate the detector is representative of the flammable VOCs of interest that may be in the headspace samples. At worst, we desire that calibration with the selected calibrating agent overestimate the value of the VOCs in a sample. By overestimating the VOC content of a sample, we want to minimize false negatives. A false negative is defined as incorrectly estimating the VOC content of the sample to be below programmatic action limits when, in fact, the sample,exceeds the action limits. The disadvantage of overestimating the flammable VOC content of a sample is that additional cost may be incurred because additional sampling and GC-MS analysis may be required to confirm results over programmatic action limits. Therefore, choosing an appropriate calibration standard for the Ar-PDHID is critical to avoid false negatives and to minimize additional analytical costs.

  18. Reading Arendt in Iran/Reading Iran through Arendt: Speech,

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Reading Arendt in Iran/Reading Iran through Arendt: Speech, Action, and the Question Arendt in Iran/Reading Iran through Arendt: Speech, Action, and the Question of Street Politics for Arendt readers in the postrevolutionary context of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Arendt's skepticism

  19. Ambient air measurements related to traffic : volution of VOCs over three years

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    hours. The major VOC are : benzène and toluène, MTBE, 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, phénol, naphtalene, but will not be discussed hère. Aromatic hydrocarbons and MTBE are sampled b

  20. Photoconductive Decay Lifetime and Suns-Voc Diagnostics of Efficient Heterojunction Solar Cells: Preprint

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    Page, M. R.; Iwaniczko, E.; Xu, Y.; Roybal L.; Bauer, R.; Yan, H.-C.; Wang, Q.; Meier, D. L.

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report results of minority carrier lifetime measurements for double-sided p-type Si heterojunction devices and compare Suns-Voc results to Light I-V measurements on 1 cm2 solar cell devices measured on an AM1.5 calibrated XT-10 solar simulator.

  1. Determination of VOC emissions from French wood products Christophe YRIEIX *, Franois MAUPETIT **, Olivier RAMALHO **

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    wood manufacturers to determine IAQ performances of their products and to confront them with other quality (IAQ). Indeed, building products are significant sources of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs. This is particularly important for French wood manufacturers to determine IAQ performances of their products

  2. Women in STEM: True Self-Knowledge and Achievement Motivation

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    Kavanaugh, Katherine Elizabeth

    2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    of the requirements for the designation as an UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR Approved by Research Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Schlegel May 2014 Major: Psychology Womens and Gender Studies TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT 1.... Rebecca Schlegel Department of Psychology In this study, I will examine whether there is a relationship between true-self knowledge and motivation to remain in a STEM major among female STEM students. Specifically, I hypothesize that a greater...

  3. Using true concurrency to model execution of parallel programs

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    Ben-Asher, Y.; Farchi, E.

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Parallel execution of a program R (intuitively regarded as a partial order) is usually modeled by sequentially executing one of the total orders (interleavings) into which it can be embedded. Our work deviates from this serialization principle by using true concurrency to model parallel execution. True concurrency is represented via completions of R to semi total orders, called time diagrams. These orders are characterized via a set of conditions (denoted by Ct), yielding orders of time diagrams which preserve some degree of the intended parallelism in R. Another way to express semi total orders is to use re-writing or derivation rules (denoted by Cx) which for any program R generates a set of semi-total orders. This paper includes a classification of parallel execution into three classes according to three different types of Ct conditions. For each class a suitable Cx is found and a proof of equivalence between the set of all time diagrams satisfying Ct and the set of all terminal Cx derivations of R is devised. This equivalence between time diagram conditions and derivation rules is used to define a novel notion of correctness for parallel programs. This notion is demonstrated by showing that a specific asynchronous program enforces synchronous execution, which always halts, showing that true concurrency can be useful in the context of parallel program verification.

  4. WIPP - Public Reading Facilities

    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 ScienceandMesa del SolStrengthening aTurbulenceUtilizeRural Public Reading Facilities/Electronic

  5. The path from Hoshin Kanri to True North.

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    Galaviz, Maria Esther; McCaughey, Kathleen G.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This year completed our 5th cycle of Hoshin Kanri. It has provided a way to summarize our annual strategic planning outcome in a simple format,and a great means to communicate it to employees. It has increased everyone's understanding of the Center's vision and true north. Every employee understands how their work contributes to the Center's success. It has increased focus and alignment in the organization and has increased ESat results with regards to improved alighment. It has tripled the number of shipments and increased productivity by 175% in 7 years.

  6. Microsoft Word - Tad True QER Testimony (2).docx

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy ChinaofSchaeferApril 1,(EAC)TABLE OF CONTENTS 1of: U.S.5 J-B-1345 Unlimited91Tad True Vice

  7. Hydrophobic VOC absorption in two-phase partitioning bioreactors; influence of silicone oil volume fraction on absorber diameter.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 Hydrophobic VOC absorption in two-phase partitioning bioreactors; influence of silicone oil of a mixture of an aqueous phase and a NAPL, before being introduced into a two-phase partitioning bioreactor

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    Godefroid, Patrice

    I 9 I # " '1 G !#" $&% # ! 7 ! '! % 9! e( g % 8 F S )f# & 63@ 6 # "' # 30 ' 6 ' 1 " ( " e10 2g3 $ gG A ' 8 %C BHI P E G8 %ACG " I '1 1 % & %A4 6 1@ 1 ( I " I # " %54 BHI P E G@ %A4 # ! 7 %AC 0 %A4 G A ' 8 %54 BCDE G@ %A4 G " I '1 1 % & %AC 6 18 1 ( I " I # " %C BCDE G8 %AC# ! 7 %AC 0 %A4S e

  9. Technology projects for characterization--monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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    Junk, G.A.; Haas, W.J. Jr.

    1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One hundred thirty technology project titles related to the characterization of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at an arid site are listed alphabetically by first contact person in a master compilation that includes phone numbers, addresses, keywords, and short descriptions. Separate tables are presented for 62 field-demonstrated, 36 laboratory-demonstrated, and 35 developing technology projects. The technology projects in each of these three categories are also prioritized in separate summary tables. Additional tables are presented for a number of other categorizations of the technology projects: In Situ; Fiberoptic; Mass Spectrometer; Optical Spectroscopy; Raman or SERS; Ion Mobility or Acoustic; Associated; and Commercial. Four lists of contact person names are provided so details concerning the projects that deal with sampling, and VOCs in gases, waters, and soils (sediments) can be obtained. Finally, seven wide-ranging conclusions based on observations and experiences during this work are presented.

  10. Reliable fieldable VOC analysis with an automated microprocessor controlled two stage sample processor

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    Overton, E.B.; Stewart, M.; Carney, K.R.; D`Harmasena, H. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Inst. for Environmental Studies

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    High quality field analysis of VOCs from a variety of sample types has many environmental applications. In order to achieve desired data quality from field analysis, the entire analytical sequence, from collection of samples through instrumental analysis and data interpretation, must be controlled and have documented precision. To this end, the authors have developed a Sample Processing Device for use with fieldable VOC analyses. The unit is microprocessor controlled, small, rugged, and uses less than 25 watts of power at 12 VDC. It is ideally suited for use with microchip GC analyzers but will work with a variety of other field analytical devices. In addition to processing a variety of sample types, the unit allows control of water interference in the analytical sequence. Since the functions of the sample processing device are microprocessor controlled, the sample analysis procedures have the precision and reliability of automated, methods driven analytical techniques.

  11. Analysis and evaluation of VOC removal technologies demonstrated at Savannah River

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    Chesnut, D.A.; Wagoner, J.; Nitao, J.J.; Boyd, S.; Shaffer, R.J.; Kansa, E.J.; Buscheck, T.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Falta, R.W. [Clemson Univ., SC (United States)

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are ubiquitous subsurface contaminants at industrial as well as DOE sites. At the Savannah River Plant, the principles VOCs contaminating the subsurface below A-Area and M-Area are Trichloroethylene (C{sub 2}HCl{sub 3}, or TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (C{sub 2}Cl{sub 4}, or PCE). These compounds were used extensively as degreasing solvents from 1952 until 1979, and the waste solvent which did not evaporate (on the order of 2{times}10{sup 6} pounds) was discharged to a process sewer line leading to the M-Area Seepage Basin (Figure I.2). These compounds infiltrated into the soil and underlying sediments from leaks in the sewer line and elsewhere thereby contaminating the vadose zone between the surface and the water table as well as the aquifer.

  12. Reading Acquisition, Developmental Dyslexia, and Skilled Reading Across Languages: A Psycholinguistic Grain Size Theory

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    Port, Robert

    Reading Acquisition, Developmental Dyslexia, and Skilled Reading Across Languages representations and accompanying differences in developmental reading strategies and the manifestation of dyslexia

  13. Prediction of short-term and long-term VOC emissions from SBR bitumen-backed carpet under different temperatures

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    Yang, S.; Chen, Q. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Building Technology Program; Bluyssen, P.M. [TNO Building and Construction Research, Delft (Netherlands)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents two models for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from carpet. One is a numerical model using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique for short-term predictions, the other an analytical model for long-term predictions. The numerical model can (1) deal with carpets that are not new, (2) calculate the time-dependent VOC distributions in a test chamber or room, and (3) consider the temperature effect on VOC emissions. Based on small-scale chamber data, both models were used to examine the VOC emissions under different temperatures from polypropene styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) bitumen-backed carpet. The short-term predictions show that the VOC emissions under different temperatures can be modeled solely by changing the carpet diffusion coefficients. A formulation of the Arrhenius relation was used to correlate the dependence of carpet diffusion coefficient with temperature. The long-term predictions show that it would take several years to bake out the VOCs, and temperature would have a major impact on the bake-out time.

  14. Natural attenuation assessment of multiple VOCs in a deep vadose zone

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    PETERSON,DAVID M.; SINGLETARY,MICHAEL A.; STUDER,JAMES E.; MILLER,DAVID R.

    2000-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The fate of six volatile organic compounds (VOC) in a 150-meter deep vadose zone was examined in support of a RCRA Corrective Measures Study of the Chemical Waste Landfill at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The study focused on the modeling of potential future transport of the VOCs to exposure media upon the completion of two separate voluntary corrective measures--soil vapor extraction and landfill excavation--designed to significantly reduce contaminant levels in subsurface soils. modeling was performed with R-UNSAT, a finite-difference simulator that was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. R-UNSAT facilitated a relatively unique and comprehensive assessment of vapor transport because it (1) simulated the simultaneous movement of all six VOCs, taking into account each constituent's diffusion coefficient as affected by its mole fraction within a mixture of chemicals, and (2) permitted simultaneous assessment of risk to human health via volatilization (air) and drinking water (groundwater) pathways. Modeling results suggested that monitored natural attenuation would represent a viable remedial alternative at the landfill after both voluntary corrective measures were completed.

  15. Gemini: A Non-Invasive, Energy-Harvesting True Power Meter Bradford Campbell and Prabal Dutta

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    Dutta, Prabal

    measure voltage (since true power requires sample-by-sample multiplication of current and voltage to the voltage channel they can only measure apparent power, at best, and certainly not true power. A small capable of measuring true power. Two insights enable this design point: 1) a power meter can harvest

  16. International House Collection / Stanley Read (collector)

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    Handy, Todd C.

    International House Collection / Stanley Read (collector) Revised by Erwin Wodarczak (2010 (collector). - 1953-1955. 2 cm of textual records. Biographical Sketch Born in Quebec, Stanley Read earned

  17. Dual cure low-VOC coating process. Final technical report, Phase 3

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    Kinzer, K.E.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    US EPA is implementing increasingly stringent environmental regulations on the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which amount to about 7 {times} 10{sup 9} lb/year, largely from paints and other coating systems in industry. Objective of this project is to develop Dual Cure Photocatalyst coating technology for aerospace topcoats (urethane/acrylate), aerospace primers (epoxy/acrylate), and solventless tape backings. Some problems (moisture etc.) were encountered in the primer area. Cost, economic, and energy analyses were conducted. The dual cure technology has already been commercialized in 3M`s flexible diamond resin products. Tabs.

  18. LOW TEMPERATURE VOC COMBUSTION OVER MANGANESE, COBALT AND ZINC ALPO4 MOLECULAR SIEVES

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    Rosemarie Szostak

    2003-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project was to prepare microporous aluminophosphates containing magnesium, manganese, cobalt and zinc (MeAPOs) and to evaluate their performance as oxidation catalysts for the removal of low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gas streams. The tasks to be accomplished were as follows: (1) To develop reliable synthesis methods for metal aluminophosphates containing manganese, cobalt and zinc in their framework; (2) To characterize these materials for crystallinity, phase purity, the location and nature of the incorporated metal in the framework; and (3) To evaluate the materials for their catalytic activities in the oxidation of volatile organic environmental pollutants.

  19. Brookhaven National Laboratory - OU I/IV VOC | Department of Energy

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  20. 31/08/2010 13:44A misguided attack on kin selection Why Evolution Is True Page 1 of 15http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/a-misguided-attack-on-kin-selection/

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    Gardner, Andy

    31/08/2010 13:44A misguided attack on kin selection « Why Evolution Is True Page 1 of 15http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/a-misguided-attack-on-kin-selection/ « I swear I was Egyptian! Relevant readings » A misguided attack on kin selection I don't know what's gotten into E. O. Wilson. He's certainly the world

  1. Low VOC drying of lumber and wood panel products. Progress report number 9

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    Hooda, U.; Banerjee, S. [Inst. of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Ingram, L.; Conners, T. [Mississippi State Univ., MS (United States)

    1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project is based on the finding that brief microwave or RF-treatment of wood under low-headspace conditions leads to the release of VOCs. On occasion the authors have found that prolonged irradiation increases turpentine yield much more than anticipated from a simple mass balance; i.e., more pinene appeared to be released than was present in the wood in the first place. If taken at face value, this suggests that brief low-headspace irradiation removes VOCs, while prolonged exposure creates it. While seemingly improbable, this could follow if dielectric heating exposed regions of wood that were otherwise inaccessible to the solvent used for extraction (unlikely), or if the irradiation induced depolymerization of terpene dimers or higher polymers. In this report the authors attempt to identify the conditions that lead to this apparent enhancement of terpene yield, by constructing relationships between yield and irradiation parameters. The tentative conclusions are that this enhancement only occurs with relatively wet heartwood, and only under prolonged irradiation. An additional conclusion is that continuing analyses of twelve trees in the MSU forest confirm that the absence of a significant seasonal influence on turpentine content. An apparatus for permeability testing has been constructed, and work is underway.

  2. Brain Bases of Reading Fluency in Typical Reading and Impaired Fluency in Dyslexia

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    Christodoulou, Joanna

    Although the neural systems supporting single word reading are well studied, there are limited direct comparisons between typical and dyslexic readers of the neural correlates of reading fluency. Reading fluency deficits ...

  3. Source Contributions to VOC's to Ozone Formation in Southeast Texas Using a Source-oriented Air Quality Model

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    Krishnan, Anupama

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area is in severe non-attainment status for ozone compliance. Source-oriented mechanistic modeling was used to determine the major sources of VOCs that contributes to ozone formation during the Texas Air Quality Study (Tex...

  4. WAT ENVIRON RESEARCH (in press, final version may have small changes) ODOR AND VOC TREATMENT BY BIOTRICKLING FILTERS: PILOT SCALE

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    of the reactor was continuously monitored over a period of 10 months. At an average empty bed gas residence time odorous waste gases. The waste gas from the Headworks at HTP (100,000 cfm) contains 10-50 ppm H2S generate VOCs, which are subsequently emitted into the atmosphere (Witherspoon et al., 1995). Other

  5. Source Contributions to VOC's to Ozone Formation in Southeast Texas Using a Source-oriented Air Quality Model

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    Krishnan, Anupama

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area is in severe non-attainment status for ozone compliance. Source-oriented mechanistic modeling was used to determine the major sources of VOCs that contributes to ozone formation during the Texas Air Quality Study (Tex...

  6. Optical Monte Carlo modeling of a true port wine stain anatomy

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    Barton, Jennifer K.

    of accommodating an arbitrarily complex geometry was used to determine the energy deposition in a true port wineOptical Monte Carlo modeling of a true port wine stain anatomy Jennifer Kehlet Barton, T. Joshua nm. At both wavelengths, the greatest energy deposition occurred in the superficial blood vessels

  7. Reading File Bonneville Power Administration

    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:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection Radiation ProtectionRaising funds forAdvancedAdvancedReading File

  8. Influence of Atmospheric Pressure and Water Table Fluctuations on Gas Phase Flow and Transport of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Unsaturated Zones

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    You, Kehua

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the gas phase flow and transport of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in unsaturated zones is indispensable to develop effective environmental remediation strategies, to create precautions for fresh water protection, and to provide...

  9. Method of estimating maximum VOC concentration in void volume of vented waste drums using limited sampling data: Application in transuranic waste drums

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    Liekhus, K.J.; Connolly, M.J.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A test program has been conducted at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory to demonstrate that the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the innermost layer of confinement in a vented waste drum can be estimated using a model incorporating diffusion and permeation transport principles as well as limited waste drum sampling data. The model consists of a series of material balance equations describing steady-state VOC transport from each distinct void volume in the drum. The primary model input is the measured drum headspace VOC concentration. Model parameters are determined or estimated based on available process knowledge. The model effectiveness in estimating VOC concentration in the headspace of the innermost layer of confinement was examined for vented waste drums containing different waste types and configurations. This paper summarizes the experimental measurements and model predictions in vented transuranic waste drums containing solidified sludges and solid waste.

  10. Design of Semiconductor-Based Back Reflectors for High Voc Monolithic Multijunction Solar Cells: Preprint

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    Garcia, I.; Geisz, J.; Steiner, M.; Olson, J.; Friedman, D.; Kurtz, S.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    State-of-the-art multijunction cell designs have the potential for significant improvement before going to higher number of junctions. For example, the Voc can be substantially increased if the photon recycling taking place in the junctions is enhanced. This has already been demonstrated (by Alta Devices) for a GaAs single-junction cell. For this, the loss of re-emitted photons by absorption in the underlying layers or substrate must be minimized. Selective back surface reflectors are needed for this purpose. In this work, different architectures of semiconductor distributed Bragg reflectors (DBR) are assessed as the appropriate choice for application in monolithic multijunction solar cells. Since the photon re-emission in the photon recycling process is spatially isotropic, the effect of the incident angle on the reflectance spectrum is of central importance. In addition, the DBR structure must be designed taking into account its integration into the monolithic multijunction solar cells, concerning series resistance, growth economics, and other issues. We analyze the tradeoffs in DBR design complexity with all these requirements to determine if such a reflector is suitable to improve multijunction solar cells.

  11. Barometric pumping with a twist: VOC containment and remediation without boreholes. Phase I

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    NONE

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The majority of the planned remediation sites within the DOE complex are contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In many instances the contamination has not reached the water table, does not pose an immediate threat, and is not considered a high priority problem. These sites will ultimately require remediation of some type, either by active vapor extraction, bioremediation, or excavation and ex-situ soil treatment. The cost of remediating these sites can range from $50 K to more than $150 K, depending on site characteristics, contaminants, and remediation method. Additionally, for many remediated sites, residual contamination exists which could not practically be removed by the applied remediation technology. These circumstances result in modest sites with contamination of limited risk, but by regulation they must still be controlled. A remediation solution being developed by Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) for the Department of Energy serves as an in-situ containment and extraction methodology for sites where most or all of the contamination resides in the vadose zone soil. The approach capitalizes on the advective soil gas movement resulting from barometric pressure oscillations.

  12. Read: The Happiness of Pursuit

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    Fineprint Bookclub

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from both India and China. Nothing empowers a person as much as a weapon. With the cue derived from the Maoists success in mobilizing the masses by giving them guns, a national campaign to empower the downtrodden by providing military training... another of his book, My Name is Red. I dont drink and smoke, but I am hopelessly addicted to books and audio cassettes/cds. However, I dont seem to fi nd enough time to read these days. In the past, I had ample free time but little money to buy...

  13. Reading Room | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed off Energy.gov. Are you sure you wantJoin us for| Department ofRightsSmart SensorsHeatingReading

  14. Forever True

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    Holden, E.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dawn, even London was quiet. He?d gone over the information Doyle had handed him when he?d left Anita?s place at six a.m., leaving her sleeping in happy exhaustion. He sat in the car with Doyle?s sheaf of notes, going over every item and filing... his attention. He thought about that moment at the house on Romany Road when, faced with death, he had faced his own loneliness. Ridiculous. He had no reason to be lonely. There were women enough in his life -- Anita was a delightful armful...

  15. WELCOME TO THE ELECTRONIC RESERVES COURSE READINGS

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    Shrader-Frechette, Kristin

    WELCOME TO THE ELECTRONIC RESERVES COURSE READINGS NOTE: THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED animals--ingesting food, digesting it, assimilating it, excreting waste, reproducing, and being mobile

  16. MEASURING THE READING ABILITY OF INCOMING FRESHMEN: A PATH ANALYSIS INVESTIGATION INTO READING COMPREHENSION

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    Schuster, Jonathan

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Reading is a complex process involving numerous skills and abilities contributing to acquiring meaning from text. Individuals without the requisite reading skills will have difficulty not only in school but throughout their ...

  17. Tracking Reading: Dual Task Costs of Oral Reading for Young Versus Older Adults

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    Kemper, Susan; Bontempo, Daniel; Schmalzried, RaLynn Cheri; McKedy, Whitney; Tagliaferri, Bruno; Kieweg, Doug

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A digital pursuit rotor was used to monitor oral reading costs by time-locking tracking performance to the auditory wave form produced as young and older adults were reading out short paragraphs. Multilevel modeling was ...

  18. Global Emissions of Terpenoid VOCs from Terrestrial Vegetation in the Last Millennium

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    Acosta Navarro, J. C.; Smolander, S.; Struthers, H.; Zorita, E.; Ekman, A. M.; Kaplan, J. O.; Guenther, Alex B.; Arneth, A.; Riipinen, I.

    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated the millennial variability of global BVOC emissions by using two independent numerical models: The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature (MEGAN), for isoprene, monoterpene and sesquiterpene and Lund-Potsdam-Jena General Ecosystem Simulator (LPJ8 GUESS), for isoprene and monoterpenes. We found the millennial trends of global isoprene emissions to be mostly affected by land cover and atmospheric carbon dioxide changes, whereas monoterpene and sesquiterpene emission were dominated by temperature change. Isoprene emissions declined substantially in regions with large and rapid land cover change. In addition, isoprene emission sensitivity to drought proved to have signicant short term global effects. By the end of the past millennium MEGAN isoprene emissions were 634 TgC yr-1 (13% and 19% less than during during 1750-1850 and 1000- 15 1200, respectively) and LPJ-GUESS emissions were 323 TgC yr-1 (15% and 20% less than during 1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively). Monoterpene emissions were 89 TgC yr-1 (10% and 6% higher than during 1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively) in MEGAN, and 24 TgC yr-1 (2% higher and 5% 19 20 less than during 1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively) in LPJ-GUESS. MEGAN sesquiterpene emissions were 36 TgC yr-1 (10% and 4% higher than during1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively). Although both models capture similar We investigated the millennial variability of global BVOC emissions by using two independent numerical models: The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature (MEGAN), for isoprene, monoterpene and sesquiterpene and Lund-Potsdam-Jena General Ecosystem Simulator (LPJ8GUESS), for isoprene and monoterpenes. We found the millennial trends ofglobal isoprene emissions to be mostly a*ected by land cover and atmospheric carbon dioxide changes, whereas monoterpene and sesquiterpene emission were dominated by temperature change. Isoprene emissions declined substantially in regions with large and rapid land cover change. In addition, isoprene emission sensitivity to drought proved to have signifcant short term global effects. By the end of the past millennium MEGAN isoprene emissions were 634 TgC yr-1 (13% and 19% less than during during 1750-1850 and 1000- 1200, respectively) and LPJ-GUESS emissions were 323 TgC yr-1 (15% and 16 17 20% less than during 1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively). Monoterpene emissions were 89 TgC yr-1 (10% and 6% higher than during 1750-1850 and 18 1000-1200, respectively) in MEGAN, and 24 TgC yr-1 (2% higher and 5% less than during 1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively) in LPJ-GUESS. MEGAN sesquiterpene emissions were 36 TgC yr-1 (10% and 4% higher than during1750-1850 and 1000-1200, respectively). Although both models capture similar emission trends, the magnitude of the emissions are different. This highlights the importance of building better constraints on VOC emissions from terrestrial vegetation.emission trends, the magnitude of the emissions are different. This highlights the importance of building better constraints on VOC emissions from terrestrial vegetation.

  19. Characterization of trace gases measured over Alberta oil sands mining operations: 76 speciated C2-C10volatile organic compounds (VOCs), CO2, CH4, CO, NO, NO2, NOy, O3and SO2

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    C. J. : Effect of petrochemical industrial emis- sions ofVOC) concentrations around a petrochemical com- plex and aatmospheres and around the petrochemical industry in the

  20. Designing a Multi-Slate Reading Environment to Support Active Reading Activities

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    Keinan, Alon

    Designing a Multi-Slate Reading Environment to Support Active Reading Activities NICHOLAS CHEN of reading device consisting of an interconnected environment of thin and lightweight electronic slates could and construction of such a system. In it, we explain how data should be mapped to slates, detail interactions

  1. Reading for Thursday Emissions scenario summary

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    emissions, for year 2000 #12;USA ­ CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion (2005) US EPA #12;#12;#12;Decreasing 13C strongly suggests that the source of atmospheric CO2 is fossil carbon #12;Line of evidence #1Reading for Thursday · Emissions scenario summary: ­ Read pages 3-6 · IPCC Chapter 11 (Regional

  2. (b) If x = -3 and y = 2, then we have x < y is true, but x2 Thus, Q(x, y) is false.

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    Gupta, Himanshu

    Hamlet. 5. If a writer wrote Hamlet, then he is a true poet. 2. If a writer is a true poet, then he can

  3. The Living Site and Infrastructure Challenge In pursuit of true sustainability in the built environment

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    The Living Site and Infrastructure Challenge In pursuit of true sustainability in the built environment Draft Version 1.0 November 2007 #12;NOTIFICATION The Living Site and Infrastructure Challenge - copyright 2007 - Cascadia Region Green Building Council, all rights reserved. The Living Site

  4. Polymer Based Thermo-optic Switch for Optical True Time Delay

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    Chen, Ray

    Polymer Based Thermo-optic Switch for Optical True Time Delay Xiaolong Wanga , Brie Howleya Warfare Center, Newport, RI 02841 Abstract: A thermo-optic switch using total internal reflection interference. One practical way to implement continuous TTD is to integrate polymer based thermo-optic switches

  5. Polymer Waveguides and Thermo-Optic Switches for an Optical True Time Delay Phased Array Antenna

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    Chen, Ray

    Polymer Waveguides and Thermo-Optic Switches for an Optical True Time Delay Phased Array Antenna device size. 2x2 thermo-optic TIR switches were fabricated with insertion losses of 2.8 dB. A 4-bit TTD loss of 23.88 dB. Keywords: Optical Waveguide, Phased Array Antenna, Thermo-Optic Switch, Polymer

  6. Contactless Electromagnetic Active Attack on Ring Oscillator Based True Random Number

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Contactless Electromagnetic Active Attack on Ring Oscillator Based True Random Number Generator as random masks generators in some side channel attacks countermeasures. As such, they must have good statistical properties, be unpredictable and robust against attacks. This paper presents a contact- less

  7. TrueLink: A Practical Countermeasure to the Wormhole Attack in Wireless Networks

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    Krishnamurthy, Srikanth

    TrueLink: A Practical Countermeasure to the Wormhole Attack in Wireless Networks Jakob Eriksson attack, wireless transmissions are recorded at one location and replayed at another, creating a virtual link under attacker control. Proposed countermeasures to this attack use tight clock synchronization

  8. True to Milankovitch: Glacial Inception in the new Community Climate System Model.

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    Jochum, Markus

    True to Milankovitch: Glacial Inception in the new Community Climate System Model. 1 2 3 4 Markus42 ability of climate models to anticipate the evolution of climate in the future.43 2 #12 Circulation Models (GCMs) have57 failed to reproduce glacial inception, the cooling and increase in snow

  9. May All Your Wishes Come True: A Study of Wishes and How to Recognize Them

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    Zhu, Xiaojin "Jerry"

    were printed on confetti Released from the sky at midnight in sync with the famous "ball drop" Over desire or hope for something to happen" Open questions in NLP: How are wishes expressed? How can Wishes Come True What is a wish? Formally: wish (n.) "a desire or hope for something to happen" Open

  10. Dialing in color with rare earth metals: facile photoluminescent production of true white light

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    Tew, Gregory N.

    Dialing in color with rare earth metals: facile photoluminescent production of true white light of lanthanide ions which is the focus of this report. Rare earth metal complexes have relatively good Combining polymeric architectures with metal ions produces hybrid materials with extremely rich properties

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

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    Moret, Bernard

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

  12. Subtask 1.15-Passive Diffusion Sample Bags Made from Expanded Polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) to Measure VOC Concentrations in Groundwater

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    Barry W. Botnen

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With laboratory testing of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membranes complete, collected data support that volatile organic compound (VOC) molecules will readily diffuse across ePTFE membranes. Membrane samples, supplied by BHA Technologies (GE Osmonics), were tested to determine diffusion rates for VOCs in groundwater. Tests were conducted using membranes with two different pore sizes, with and without thermally laminated spun bond backing, and multiple concentrations of contaminated groundwater. Results suggest that typical residence times associated with traditional samplers constructed of polyethylene (2 weeks) can be reduced by 1 week using ePTFE membranes (reducing project costs) and that VOCs will diffuse more readily at lower temperatures (2.2-3.3 C) across ePTFE materials.

  13. The Effects of Rhetorical Reading Interventions on the Reading and Writing Performances of Students Enrolled in College Composition Classes

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    Sanchez, Bernice Y.

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    -experimental comparison and treatment group post test design that included four composition classes. The independent variable was the rhetorical reading intervention. The dependent variables included: student reading- writing connection surveys, the Accuplacer Reading...

  14. Quantum Reading of Unitary Optical Devices

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    Michele Dall'Arno; Alessandro Bisio; Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano

    2015-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We address the problem of quantum reading of optical memories, namely the retrieving of classical information stored in the optical properties of a media with minimum energy. We present optimal strategies for ambiguous and unambiguous quantum reading of unitary optical memories, namely when one's task is to minimize the probability of errors in the retrieved information and when perfect retrieving of information is achieved probabilistically, respectively. A comparison of the optimal strategy with coherent probes and homodyne detection shows that the former saves orders of magnitude of energy when achieving the same performances. Experimental proposals for quantum reading which are feasible with present quantum optical technology are reported.

  15. Commissioning of the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator: A multi-institutional study

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    Glide-Hurst, C.; Bellon, M.; Wen, N.; Zhao, B.; Chetty, I. J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (United States); Foster, R.; Speiser, M.; Solberg, T. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75235 (United States); Altunbas, C.; Westerly, D.; Miften, M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States); Altman, M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (United States)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Latest generation linear accelerators (linacs), i.e., TrueBeam (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) and its stereotactic counterpart, TrueBeam STx, have several unique features, including high-dose-rate flattening-filter-free (FFF) photon modes, reengineered electron modes with new scattering foil geometries, updated imaging hardware/software, and a novel control system. An evaluation of five TrueBeam linacs at three different institutions has been performed and this work reports on the commissioning experience. Methods: Acceptance and commissioning data were analyzed for five TrueBeam linacs equipped with 120 leaf (5 mm width) MLCs at three different institutions. Dosimetric data and mechanical parameters were compared. These included measurements of photon beam profiles (6X, 6XFFF, 10X, 10XFFF, 15X), photon and electron percent depth dose (PDD) curves (6, 9, 12 MeV), relative photon output factors (Scp), electron cone factors, mechanical isocenter accuracy, MLC transmission, and dosimetric leaf gap (DLG). End-to-end testing and IMRT commissioning were also conducted. Results: Gantry/collimator isocentricity measurements were similar (0.27-0.28 mm), with overall couch/gantry/collimator values of 0.46-0.68 mm across the three institutions. Dosimetric data showed good agreement between machines. The average MLC DLGs for 6, 10, and 15 MV photons were 1.33 {+-} 0.23, 1.57 {+-} 0.24, and 1.61 {+-} 0.26 mm, respectively. 6XFFF and 10XFFF modes had average DLGs of 1.16 {+-} 0.22 and 1.44 {+-} 0.30 mm, respectively. MLC transmission showed minimal variation across the three institutions, with the standard deviation <0.2% for all linacs. Photon and electron PDDs were comparable for all energies. 6, 10, and 15 MV photon beam quality, %dd(10){sub x} varied less than 0.3% for all linacs. Output factors (Scp) and electron cone factors agreed within 0.27%, on average; largest variations were observed for small field sizes (1.2% coefficient of variation, 10 MV, 2 Multiplication-Sign 2 cm{sup 2}) and small cone sizes (<1% coefficient of variation, 6 Multiplication-Sign 6 cm{sup 2} cone), respectively. Conclusions: Overall, excellent agreement was observed in TrueBeam commissioning data. This set of multi-institutional data can provide comparison data to others embarking on TrueBeam commissioning, ultimately improving the safety and quality of beam commissioning.

  16. Regular Languages A language L is regular if one of the following is true

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    Waterloo, University of

    . Language of the FA: all such words · L(M) = {w * where *( q0, w) A} · or L(M) = {w * where M accepts w} LRegular Languages A language L is regular if one of the following is true: Regular Expression Language ? L = ? L = {} a L = {a} for some a r1* L = L1* for some regular language L1 r1 r2 L = L1 L2

  17. De Novo Sequencing with Short Reads: Does the Read Length Matter? (2009 JGI User Meeting)

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    Pezner, Pavel A

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Pavel Pevzner of UC San Diego spoke about "De Novo Sequencing with Short Reads" on March 26, 2009 during the 4th Annual User Meeting

  18. Work report Implementation of true area normalization in OASIS3 CERFACS Working Notes WN-CMGC-12-48

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    Work report Implementation of true area normalization in OASIS3 CERFACS Working Notes formula (5), (6), (7), true area normalization has been implemented in OASIS3. It should be noted that in OASIS3, there were previously 3 normalization options, DESTAREA, FRACAREA

  19. Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is a volatile organic com-pound (VOC) derived from natural gas that is added to gas-

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    Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is a volatile organic com- pound (VOC) derived from natural gas Water in Urban and Agricultural Areas made from methanol, which is derived primarily from natural gas that is added to gas- oline either seasonally or year round in many parts of the United States to increase

  20. Estimating monthly and state-level NO sub x , SO sub 2 , VOC and CO sub 2 emissions using the MSCET database

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    Cilek, C.M.; Kohout, E.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the Month and State Current Emission Trends (MSCET) database. It describes the methodology used to estimate NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, VOC, and CO{sub 2} emissions and the data sources used by the methodology. Selected emissions results from the database are presented. 2 refs., 6 figs.

  1. Estimating monthly and state-level NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, VOC and CO{sub 2} emissions using the MSCET database

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    Cilek, C.M.; Kohout, E.

    1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the Month and State Current Emission Trends (MSCET) database. It describes the methodology used to estimate NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, VOC, and CO{sub 2} emissions and the data sources used by the methodology. Selected emissions results from the database are presented. 2 refs., 6 figs.

  2. Study of the VOC emissions from a municipal solid waste storage pilot-scale cell: Comparison with biogases from municipal waste landfill site

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    Chiriac, R., E-mail: rodica.chiriac@univ-lyon1.fr [Universite de Lyon, Universite Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR 5615, Laboratoire des Multimateriaux et Interfaces, 43 boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne (France); De Araujos Morais, J. [Universite Federal de Paraiba, Campus I Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Ambiental, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba (Brazil); Carre, J. [Universite de Lyon, Universite Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR 5256, Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement, 43 boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne (France); Bayard, R. [Universite de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, Laboratoire de Genie Civil et d'Ingenierie environnementale (LGCIE), F-69622 Villeurbanne (France); Chovelon, J.M. [Universite de Lyon, Universite Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR 5256, Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement, 43 boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne (France); Gourdon, R. [Universite de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, Laboratoire de Genie Civil et d'Ingenierie environnementale (LGCIE), F-69622 Villeurbanne (France)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: > Follow-up of the emission of VOCs in a municipal waste pilot-scale cell during the acidogenesis and acetogenesis phases. > Study from the very start of waste storage leading to a better understanding of the decomposition/degradation of waste. > Comparison of the results obtained on the pilot-scale cell with those from 3 biogases coming from the same landfill site. > A methodology of characterization for the progression of the stabilization/maturation of waste is finally proposed. - Abstract: The emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from municipal solid waste stored in a pilot-scale cell containing 6.4 tonnes of waste (storage facility which is left open during the first period (40 days) and then closed with recirculation of leachates during a second period (100 days)) was followed by dynamic sampling on activated carbon and analysed by GC-MS after solvent extraction. This was done in order to know the VOC emissions before the installation of a methanogenesis process for the entire waste mass. The results, expressed in reference to toluene, were exploited during the whole study on all the analyzable VOCs: alcohols, ketones and esters, alkanes, benzenic and cyclic compounds, chlorinated compounds, terpene, and organic sulphides. The results of this study on the pilot-scale cell are then compared with those concerning three biogases from a municipal waste landfill: biogas (1) coming from waste cells being filled or recently closed, biogas (2) from all the waste storage cells on site, and biogas (3) which is a residual gas from old storage cells without aspiration of the gas. The analysis of the results obtained revealed: (i) a high emission of VOCs, principally alcohols, ketones and esters during the acidogenesis; (ii) a decrease in the alkane content and an increase in the terpene content were observed in the VOCs emitted during the production of methane; (iii) the production of heavier alkanes and an increase in the average number of carbon atoms per molecule of alkane with the progression of the stabilisation/maturation process were also observed. Previous studies have concentrated almost on the analysis of biogases from landfills. Our research aimed at gaining a more complete understanding of the decomposition/degradation of municipal solid waste by measuring the VOCs emitted from the very start of the landfill process i.e. during the acidogenesis and acetogenesis phases.

  3. The True-Twin microcalorimeter: a proof-of-concept experiment

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    Luca Oberto; Luciano Brunetti; Marco Sellone

    2011-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a proof-of-concept experiment to realize microwave primary power standard with a true-twin microcalorimeter. Double feeding line microcalorimeters are widely used by National Metrology Institutes. A drawback concerns the system calibration: traditional processes changes measurement conditions between system characterization and the measurement stage. Nevertheless, if the feeding lines are made twin, a measurement scheme that avoids separate characterization can be applied, equations simplify and time consumption is halved. Here we demonstrates the feasibility of the idea. The result of an effective efficiency spectroscopy of a thermoelectric power sensor is compared with figures obtained with well established methods.

  4. How to Calculate the True Cost of Steam | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of Blythe Solar PowerCommercialEnergy Star|documentHow to Calculate the True

  5. Balance Calibration A Method for Assigning a Direct-Reading Uncertainty to an Electronic Balance.

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    Mike Stears

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Paper Title: Balance Calibration A method for assigning a direct-reading uncertainty to an electronic balance. Intended Audience: Those who calibrate or use electronic balances. Abstract: As a calibration facility, we provide on-site (at the customers location) calibrations of electronic balances for customers within our company. In our experience, most of our customers are not using their balance as a comparator, but simply putting an unknown quantity on the balance and reading the displayed mass value. Manufacturers specifications for balances typically include specifications such as readability, repeatability, linearity, and sensitivity temperature drift, but what does this all mean when the balance user simply reads the displayed mass value and accepts the reading as the true value? This paper discusses a method for assigning a direct-reading uncertainty to a balance based upon the observed calibration data and the environment where the balance is being used. The method requires input from the customer regarding the environment where the balance is used and encourages discussion with the customer regarding sources of uncertainty and possible means for improvement; the calibration process becomes an educational opportunity for the balance user as well as calibration personnel. This paper will cover the uncertainty analysis applied to the calibration weights used for the field calibration of balances; the uncertainty is calculated over the range of environmental conditions typically encountered in the field and the resulting range of air density. The temperature stability in the area of the balance is discussed with the customer and the temperature range over which the balance calibration is valid is decided upon; the decision is based upon the uncertainty needs of the customer and the desired rigor in monitoring by the customer. Once the environmental limitations are decided, the calibration is performed and the measurement data is entered into a custom spreadsheet. The spreadsheet uses measurement results, along with the manufacturers specifications, to assign a direct-read measurement uncertainty to the balance. The fact that the assigned uncertainty is a best-case uncertainty is discussed with the customer; the assigned uncertainty contains no allowance for contributions associated with the unknown weighing sample, such as density, static charges, magnetism, etc. The attendee will learn uncertainty considerations associated with balance calibrations along with one method for assigning an uncertainty to a balance used for non-comparison measurements.

  6. Description of true and delayed ternary nuclear fission accompanied by the emission of various third particles

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    Kadmensky, S. G., E-mail: kadmensky@vsu.ru; Kadmensky, S. S.; Lyubashevsky, D. E. [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The mechanisms and the features of the main types of nuclear ternary fission (that is, true ternary fission, in which a third particle is emitted before the rupture of the fissioning nucleus into fragments, and delayed ternary fission, in which a third particle is emitted from fission fragments going apart) are investigated within quantum-mechanical fission theory. The features of T-odd asymmetry in true ternary nuclear fission induced by cold polarized neutrons are investigated for the cases where alpha particles, prescission neutrons, and photons appear as third particles emitted by fissioning nuclei, the Coriolis interaction of the spin of the polarized fissioning nucleus with the spin of the third particle and the interference between the fission amplitudes for neutron resonances excited in the fissioning nucleus in the case of projectile-neutron capture being taken into account. For the cases where third particles emitted by fission fragments are evaporated neutrons or photons, T-odd asymmetries in delayed ternary nuclear fission induced by cold polarized neutrons are analyzed with allowance for the mechanism of pumping of large fission-fragment spins oriented orthogonally to the fragment-emission direction and with allowance for the interference between the fission amplitudes for neutron resonances.

  7. Earth Minerals Did you read chapter 29

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    Hart, Gus

    1 Chapter 29 Earth Minerals Did you read chapter 29 before coming to class? A. Yes B. No Lets play that begins in Hawaii Other "Hot Spots" around the world The interior structure of Earth has been determined outer core #12;2 What is different on earth (as opposed to other planets)? Continents Why does

  8. WELCOME TO THE ELECTRONIC RESERVES COURSE READINGS

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    Shrader-Frechette, Kristin

    WELCOME TO THE ELECTRONIC RESERVES COURSE READINGS NOTE: THIS MATERIAL MAY BE PROTECTED-489 File # 020702008_Shrader #12;Science versus educated guessing - risk assessment, nuclear waste is irrational and ignorant in fearing risks such as permanent disposal of radioactive waste. In recent

  9. POLICY NAME 1ST READING BY

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    POLICY NAME 1ST READING BY FACULTY SENATE APPROVED BY FACULTY SENATE POSTED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT APPROVED BY PRES or PROVOST ADOPTED FINAL POLICY DESTINATION Student Pregnancy Leave Pending Regents Professor (Version 1) 01/26/2011 04/27/2011 Regents Professor (Version 2) 04/12/2012 Revised Policy

  10. Characterization of trace gases measured over Alberta oil sands mining operations: 76 speciated C2-C10volatile organic compounds (VOCs), CO2, CH4, CO, NO, NO2, NOy, O3and SO2

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    methyl tertiary- butyl ether (MTBE) and its effect on plasmaand three VOCs (propyne, furan, MTBE) remained below their 3Ethanol Acetone MEK MAC MVK MTBE Furan CH 3 OH C 2 H 5 OH C

  11. It is with great sadness that we bid a fond aloha pumehana to Professor Klaus Wyrtki, a great scientist, and a true friend and mentor

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    scientist, and a true friend and mentor to his many students and colleagues throughout the world. He passed

  12. The Evaluation and Use of Extensive Reading Materials

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    Tignanelli, Rosana

    2007-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The current investigation is based on the topic of The evaluation and use of extensive reading materials. Throughout this research, I attempted to find out whether a theory-based exploration on the evaluation and use of extensive reading...

  13. Release of DRAFT RFP Headquarters Reading Room Instructions/Guidelines

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    Release of DRAFT RFP Headquarters Reading Room InstructionsGuidelines 1. Reading Room Points of Contact: 721 - 88, Mike Baehre, (202) 586-6575 89 - Close of Draft RFP, John...

  14. Simulation of Charged Systems in Heterogeneous Dielectric Media via a True Energy Functional

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    Vikram Jadhao; Francisco J. Solis; Monica Olvera de la Cruz

    2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    For charged systems in heterogeneous dielectric media, a key obstacle for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations is the need to solve the Poisson equation in the media. This obstacle can be bypassed using MD methods that treat the local polarization charge density as a dynamic variable, but such approaches require access to a true free energy functional; one that evaluates to the equilibrium electrostatic energy at its minimum. In this letter, we derive the needed functional. As an application, we develop a Car-Parrinello MD method for the simulation of free charges present near a spherical emulsion droplet separating two immiscible liquids with different dielectric constants. Our results show the presence of non-monotonic ionic profiles in the dielectric with lower dielectric constant.

  15. Change of Dissertation Adviser or Reading Committee Member Stanford University

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    Ford, James

    Change of Dissertation Adviser or Reading Committee Member Stanford University Please address approval for a change of dissertation adviser, the addition or deletion of a doctoral dissertation reading of the dissertation. Policy: The reading committee must conform to University regulations at the time of degree

  16. Global data set of biogenic VOC emissions calculated by the MEGAN model over the last 30 years

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    Sindelarova, K.; Granier, Claire; Bouarar, I.; Guenther, Alex B.; Tilmes, S.; Stavrakou, T.; Muller, J. F.; Kuhn, U.; Stefani, P.; Knorr, W.

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature (MEGANv2.1) together with the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) meteorological fields were used to create a global emission dataset of biogenic VOCs available on a monthly basis for the time period of 1980 - 2010. This dataset is called MEGAN-MACC. The model estimated mean annual total BVOC emission of 760 Tg(C) yr1 consisting of isoprene (70%), monoterpenes (11%), methanol (6%), acetone (3%), sesquiterpenes (2.5%) and other BVOC species each contributing less than 2 %. Several sensitivity model runs were performed to study the impact of different model input and model settings on isoprene estimates and resulted in differences of * 17% of the reference isoprene total. A greater impact was observed for sensitivity run applying parameterization of soil moisture deficit that led to a 50% reduction of isoprene emissions on a global scale, most significantly in specific regions of Africa, South America and Australia. MEGAN-MACC estimates are comparable to results of previous studies. More detailed comparison with other isoprene in ventories indicated significant spatial and temporal differences between the datasets especially for Australia, Southeast Asia and South America. MEGAN-MACC estimates of isoprene and*-pinene showed a reasonable agreement with surface flux measurements in the Amazon andthe model was able to capture the seasonal variation of emissions in this region.

  17. Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in A/M Area Crouch Branch (Cretaceous) Aquifer characterization samples: 1993

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    Looney, B.B.; Haselow, J.S.; Keenan, M.A.; Van Pelt, R.; Eddy-Dilek, C.A.; Rossabi, J.; Simmons, J.L.

    1993-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Samples were collected during the A/M Area Crouch Branch (Cretaceous) Aquifer Characterization (Phase I) Program. The samples were analyzed for chlorinated VOCs by the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) and MicroSeeps Ltd. All samples were sealed in the field immediately upon retrieval of the core and subsampling. A total of 113 samples locations were selected for analysis. The Environmental Sciences Section (ESS) of SRTC analyzed all locations in duplicate (226 samples). MicroSeeps Ltd was selected as the quality assurance (QA) check laboratory. MicroSeeps Ltd analyzed 40 locations with 4 duplicates (44 samples). The samples were collected from seven boreholes in A/M Area in the interval from 200 feet deep to the total depth of the boring (360 feet deep nominal); samples were collected every 10 feet within this interval. The sampling zone corresponds approximately to the Crouch Branch Aquifer in A/M Area. The overall A/M Area Crouch Branch Aquifer characterization objectives, a brief description of A/M Area geology and hydrology, and the sample locations, field notes, driller lithologic logs, and required procedural documentation are presented in WSRC (1993).

  18. Secure Compressed Reading in Smart Grids

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    Cai, Sheng; Chen, Minghua; Yan, Jianxin; Jaggi, Sidharth

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Smart Grids measure energy usage in real-time and tailor supply and delivery accordingly, in order to improve power transmission and distribution. For the grids to operate effectively, it is critical to collect readings from massively-installed smart meters to control centers in an efficient and secure manner. In this paper, we propose a secure compressed reading scheme to address this critical issue. We observe that our collected real-world meter data express strong temporal correlations, indicating they are sparse in certain domains. We adopt Compressed Sensing technique to exploit this sparsity and design an efficient meter data transmission scheme. Our scheme achieves substantial efficiency offered by compressed sensing, without the need to know beforehand in which domain the meter data are sparse. This is in contrast to traditional compressed-sensing based scheme where such sparse-domain information is required a priori. We then design specific dependable scheme to work with our compressed sensing based ...

  19. Method and apparatus for reading thermoluminescent phosphors

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    Braunlich, Peter F. (SW. 730 City View, Pullman, WA 99163); Tetzlaff, Wolfgang (Pullman, WA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for rapidly reading thermoluminescent phosphors to determine the amount of luminescent energy stored therein. The stored luminescent energy is interpreted as a measure of the total exposure of the thermoluminescent phosphor to ionizing radiation. The thermoluminescent phosphor reading apparatus uses a laser to generate a laser beam. The laser beam power level is monitored by a laser power detector and controlled to maintain the power level nearly constant. A shutter or other laser beam interrupting means is used to control exposure of the thermoluminescent phosphor to the laser beam. The laser beam can be equalized using an optical equalizer so that the laser beam has an approximately uniform power density across the beam. The heated thermoluminescent phosphor emits a visible or otherwise detectable luminescent emission which is measured as an indication of the radiation exposure of the thermoluminescent phosphors. Also disclosed are preferred signal processing and control circuits.

  20. Literaturlenz: Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Reading with Larissa Boehning, Monica Cantieni, and Linda Stift

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Literaturlenz: Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Reading with Larissa.m. Each year Literaturlenz brings authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to the UW Campus. Each Boehning from Germany, Monica Cantieni from Switzerland, and Linda Stift of Austria. The readings

  1. Young and Older Adults Reading of Distracters

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    Kemper, Susan; McDowd, Joan; Metcalf, Kim; Liu, Chiung-Ju

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Psychology and Aging , 22, 84-94. Kemper, S., & McDowd, J. (2006). Eye movements of young and older adults while reading with distraction. Psychology and Aging, 21, 32-39. Kucera, H., & Francis, W.N. (1967). Computational Analysis of Present-Day American... English. Providence: Brown University Press. Lavie, N., (1995). Perceptual load as a necessary condition for selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 451-468. Maylor, E. A., & Lavie, N. (1998...

  2. Reading the EIS on compact disc

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiation Protection Radiation ProtectionRaising funds forAdvancedAdvancedReading

  3. Process Development for High Voc CdTe Solar Cells: Phase I, Annual Technical Report, October 2005 - September 2006

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    Ferekides, C. S.; Morel, D. L.

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this project is the open-circuit voltage of the CdTe thin-film solar cell. CdTe continues to be one of the leading materials for large-scale cost-effective production of photovoltaics, but the efficiency of the CdTe solar cell has been stagnant for the last few years. At the manufacturing front, the CdTe technology is fast paced and moving forward with U.S.-based First Solar LLC leading the world in CdTe module production. To support the industry efforts and continue the advancement of this technology, it will be necessary to continue improvements in solar cell efficiency. A closer look at the state-of-the-art performance levels puts the three solar cell efficiency parameters of short-circuit current density (JSC), open-circuit voltage (VOC), and fill factor (FF) in the 24-26 mA/cm2, 844?850 mV, and 74%-76% ranges respectively. During the late 1090s, efforts to improve cell efficiency were primarily concerned with increasing JSC, simply by using thinner CdS window layers to enhance the blue response (<510 nm) of the CdTe cell. These efforts led to underscoring the important role 'buffers' (or high-resistivity transparent films) play in CdTe cells. The use of transparent bi-layers (low-p/high-p) as the front contact is becoming a 'standard' feature of the CdTe cell.

  4. Read: Nepali Publishing How is it Faring?

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    Fineprint Bookclub

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Peace. A proposal for declaring Nepal as Free Port is made to generate massive infl ow of tourists from both India and China. Nothing empowers a person as much as a weapon. With the cue derived from the Maoists success in mobilizing the masses... a member: You will get a copy of Read magazine for free You can browse books on our website and buy them on 10 to 30 percent discounts and have them home de- livered to you for free?and save time and travel expenses You can intellectually...

  5. DOE-ID FOIA Reading Room

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625govInstrumentstdmadapInactiveVisitingContract Management Fermi SitePARTOffice ofHale Plan by(formerlyand5,Reading

  6. Public Reading Facilities | National Nuclear Security Administration

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeedingTechnical News,Program90803| DepartmentPseudogaps,Point ThisReading

  7. Reading the Cosmic Writing on the Wall

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

  8. Reading Enterprise Hub | 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 IRaghuraji Agro Industries Pvt Ltd Jump to: navigation, searchRay County, Missouri:ReSun Energy Pvt LtdReading

  9. TruRead | 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 IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTown of Ladoga, Indiana (UtilityTri-State ElectricSolarTruRead Jump to: navigation,

  10. Policy Implications: Replacing the Reading TAKS Cut Scores with the Common Core Curriculum Reading Cut Scores on Three Middle School Campuses

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    Thaemlitz, Kristi

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    reading rigor to ensure academic success is key for educators. Although Texas opted not to adopt the Common Core Curriculum Standards and the accompanying Stretch Lexile measures for reading that require higher reading levels at each grade, Texas educators...

  11. True ternary fission, the collinear cluster tripartition (CCT) of {sup 252}Cf

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    Oertzen, W. von; Pyatkov, Y. V.; Kamanin, D. [Helmholtz Zentrum, D14109 Berlin (Germany); Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation); Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation) and Helmholtz Zentrum, D14109 Berlin (Germany)

    2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In systematic work over the last decade (see Pyatkov et al. [12] and refs therein), the ternary fission decay of heavy nuclei, in {sup 235}U(n,fff) and {sup 252}Cf(sf) has been studied in a collinear geometry. The name used for this process is (CCT), with three fragments of similar size in a collinear decay, it is the true ternary fission. This decay has been observed in spontaneous fission as well as in a neutron induced reaction. The measurements are based on different experimental set-ups, with binary coincidences containing TOF and energy determinations. With two detector telescopes placed at 180 Degree-Sign , the measurements of masses and energies of each of the registered two fragments, give complete kinematic solutions. Thus the missing mass events in binary coincidences can be determined, these events are obtained by blocking one of the lighter fragments on a structure in front of the detectors. The relatively high yield of CCT (more than 10{sup -3} per binary fission) is explained. It is due to the favourable Q-values (more positive than for binary) and the large phase space of the ternary CCT-decay, dominated by three (magic) clusters: e.g. isotopes of Sn, Ca and Ni, {sup 132}Sn+{sup 50}Ca+{sup 70}Ni. It is shown that the collinear (prolate) geometry has the favoured potential energy relative to the oblate shapes. The ternary fission is considered to be a sequential process. With this assumption the kinetic energies of the fragments have been calculated by Vijay et al.. The third fragments have very low kinetic energies (below 20 MeV) and have thus escaped their detection in previous work on 'ternary fission', where in addition an oblate shape and a triangle for the momentum vectors have been assumed.

  12. Topic 2: Backtracking andTopic 2: Backtracking and Recommended ReadingsRecommended Readings

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    Stephenson, Ben

    Recommended Readings Chapter 3 from Programming in PrologChapter 3 from Programming in Prolog 2 Searching for the AnswerSearching for the Answer Two notions of correctnessTwo notions of correctness Logical conjunction shouldn't matter In practice, Prolog searches for an answerIn practice, Prolog searches

  13. accurate short read: Topics by E-print Network

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    Binocular Disparity in Dyslexic CiteSeer Summary: Children with developmental dyslexia show reading impairment compared to their peers, despite being matched on IQ,...

  14. als7 open reading: Topics by E-print Network

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    Binocular Disparity in Dyslexic CiteSeer Summary: Children with developmental dyslexia show reading impairment compared to their peers, despite being matched on IQ,...

  15. Reading Municipal Light Department- Business Lighting Rebate Program

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    Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers incentives for non-residential customers to install energy efficient lights and sensors in existing facilities. In addition to rebates for the...

  16. Reveal the True Biology: Exploiting Single-Molecule Real-Time DNA Sequencing for Improved Microbial Assembly and Methylome Analysis ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)

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    Turner, Steve [Pacific Biosciences

    2013-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Steve Turner's talk "Reveal the True Biology" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  17. Dalhousie Libraries e-Reserves Service Library Readings in OWL

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    Dellaire, Graham

    will look like this: #12;Dalhousie Libraries can Provide URLs to these Types of Electronic MaterialDalhousie Libraries e-Reserves Service Library Readings in OWL #12;Course Reserves Faculty now have 2 options for Reserve materials: NEW Option: Upload a course reading list and Library staff will

  18. Reading Tea Leaves: How Humans Interpret Topic Models

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    Boyd-Graber, Jordan

    Gerrish Chong Wang David M. Blei NIPS 2009 Dec 9th, 2009 Princeton University Identity Guidelines, Blei Reading Tea Leaves #12;Topic Models in a Nutshell From an input corpus words to topics Forget, Blei Reading Tea Leaves #12;Topic Models in a Nutshell From an input corpus words to topics computer

  19. Minnesota Center for Reading ResearchResearchtoPolicyBrief

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    Ciocan-Fontanine, Ionut

    Minnesota Center for Reading ResearchResearchtoPolicyBrief Making Sense of Dyslexia What is Dyslexia? The American Psychiatric Association (2000) defined dyslexia as reading achievement that impairments. The term "dyslexia" is a medical term. Schools do not use the term "dyslexia." Instead, special

  20. Read-out electronics for DC squid magnetic measurements

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    Ganther, Jr., Kenneth R. (Olathe, KS); Snapp, Lowell D. (Independence, MO)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Read-out electronics for DC SQUID sensor systems, the read-out electronics incorporating low Johnson noise radio-frequency flux-locked loop circuitry and digital signal processing algorithms in order to improve upon the prior art by a factor of at least ten, thereby alleviating problems caused by magnetic interference when operating DC SQUID sensor systems in magnetically unshielded environments.

  1. Characterization of the first true coaxial 18-fold segmented n-type prototype detector for the GERDA project

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    I. Abt; A. Caldwell; D. Gutknecht; K. Krninger; M. Lampert; X. Liu; B. Majorovits; D. Quirion; F. Stelzer; P. Wendling

    2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The first true coaxial 18-fold segmented n-type HPGe prototype detector produced by Canberra-France for the GERDA neutrinoless double beta-decay project was tested both at Canberra-France and at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik in Munich. The main characteristics of the detector are given and measurements concerning detector properties are described. A novel method to establish contacts between the crystal and a Kapton cable is presented.

  2. P-odd, P-even, and T-odd asymmetries in true quaternary fission of nuclei

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    Kadmensky, S. G., E-mail: kadmensky@phys.vsu.ru; Titova, L. V. [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)] [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The coefficients of P-odd, P-even, and T -odd asymmetries for a third and a fourth prescission particle emitted in the true quaternary fission of nuclei that was induced by polarized cold neutrons were studied on the basis of quantum-mechanical fission theory. By using non-evaporation (nonadiabatic) mechanisms of light-particle emission, these coefficients were compared with the analogous coefficients for prescission third particles emitted in the ternary fission of nuclei.

  3. Digital microfluidics: is a true lab-on-a-chip possible? Received: 10 February 2007 / Accepted: 14 February 2007 / Published online: 8 March 2007

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    Ferrari, Silvia

    REVIEW Digital microfluidics: is a true lab-on-a-chip possible? R. B. Fair Received: 10 February The suitability of electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWD) microfluidics for true lab-on-a-chip applications be performed on a digital microfluidic platform? And, are there other advantages offered by electrowetting

  4. Effects of Orthographic Depth on Literacy Performance: Reading Comprehension Difficulties Across Languages

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    McClung, Nicola Ann

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Specific reading disability (dyslexia): What have we learnedThe nature and causes of dyslexia in different languages. Inreading deficit in developmental dyslexia: A review. Reading

  5. Rnnotator: an automated de novo transcriptome assembly pipeline from stranded RNA-Seq reads

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    Martin, Jeffrey

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    transcriptome assembly pipeline from stranded RNA-Seq readsRnnotator assembly pipeline. Figure 2. Read dereplicationan automated software pipeline that generates transcript

  6. SU-D-19A-04: Parameter Characterization of Electron Beam Monte Carlo Phase Space of TrueBeam Linacs

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    Rodrigues, A; Yin, F; Wu, Q [Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Sawkey, D [Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: For TrueBeam Monte Carlo simulations, Varian does not distribute linac head geometry and material compositions, instead providing a phase space file (PSF) for the users. The PSF has a finite number of particle histories and can have very large file size, yet still contains inherent statistical noises. The purpose of this study is to characterize the electron beam PSF with parameters. Methods: The PSF is a snapshot of all particles' information at a given plane above jaws including type, energy, position, and directions. This study utilized a preliminary TrueBeam PSF, of which validation against measurement is presented in another study. To characterize the PSF, distributions of energy, position, and direction of all particles are analyzed as piece-wise parameterized functions of radius and polar angle. Subsequently, a pseudo PSF was generated based on this characterization. Validation was assessed by directly comparing the true and pseudo PSFs, and by using both PSFs in the down-stream MC simulations (BEAMnrc/DOSXYZnrc) and comparing dose distributions for 3 applicators at 15 MeV. Statistical uncertainty of 4% was limited by the number of histories in the original PSF. Percent depth dose (PDD) and orthogonal (PRF) profiles at various depths were evaluated. Results: Preliminary results showed that this PSF parameterization was accurate, with no visible differences between original and pseudo PSFs except at the edge (6 cm off axis), which did not impact dose distributions in phantom. PDD differences were within 1 mm for R{sub 7} {sub 0}, R{sub 5} {sub 0}, R{sub 3} {sub 0}, and R{sub 1} {sub 0}, and PRF field size and penumbras were within 2 mm. Conclusion: A PSF can be successfully characterized by distributions for energy, position, and direction as parameterized functions of radius and polar angles; this facilitates generating sufficient particles at any statistical precision. Analyses for all other electron energies are under way and results will be included in the presentation.

  7. Andrew Mahlstadt Literature and the Mountains recommended reading

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Andrew Mahlstadt Literature and the Mountains ­ recommended reading Critical works on mountains", in The Adventures of Ghanada (Premendra Mitra) A River Runs through it (Norman Maclean) "Brokeback Mountain" (Annie

  8. Learning Hierarchical Plans by Reading Simple English Dustin Smith

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    Herr, Hugh

    Learning Hierarchical Plans by Reading Simple English Narratives Dustin Smith MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA USA dsmit@mit.edu Kenneth Arnold MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA USA kcarnold@mit.edu ABSTRACT We

  9. March 2006 87 recently read Thomas L. Fried-

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    Paul, JoAnn M.

    March 2006 87 I recently read Thomas L. Fried- man's book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History- ded systems as computers interacting with noncomputer, physical systems such as automobiles and power

  10. Reading Municipal Light Department- Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers energy efficiency incentives to eligible commercial and industrial customers. Rebates of up to $50,000 are available to customers who wish to reduce...

  11. HEART SMART NUTRITION Heart Smart Shopping & Label Reading

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    Lesson 3 HEART SMART NUTRITION Heart Smart Shopping & Label Reading What's the first step in fat. Your goal is to eat a diet lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. The National Heart

  12. Reading Municipal Light Department- Residential ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers rebates to residential customers who install Energy Star appliances in eligible homes. The offer is limited to one rebate per appliance or a maximum...

  13. Klara Hitler's Son: Reading the Langer Report on Hitler's Mind

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    Spark, Clare L.

    1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) who frowned upon Melville/ Ahab the Hebraic moralist were simultaneously involved in the creation of propaganda during the Roosevelt administration. Neither antisemitism in the Melville Revival nor Murray's Jungian reading of Hitler's soma and psyche...

  14. Analytical modeling of pulse-pileup distortion using the true pulse shape; applications to Fermi-GBM

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    Vandiver Chaplin; Narayana Bhat; Michael Briggs; Valerie Connaughton

    2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulse-pileup affects most photon counting systems and occurs when photon detections occur faster than the detector's registration and recovery time. At high input rates, shaped pulses interfere and the source spectrum, as well as intensity information, get distorted. For instruments using bipolar pulse shaping there are two aspects to consider: `peak' and `tail' pileup effects, which raise and lower the measured energy, respectively. Peak effects have been extensively modeled in the past. Tail effects have garnered less attention due to the increased complexity: bipolar tails mean the tail pulse-height measurement depends on events in more than one time interval. We leverage previous work to derive an accurate, semi-analytical prediction for peak and tail pileup, up to high orders. We use the true pulse shape from the detectors of the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor. The measured spectrum is calculated by writing exposure time as a state-space expansion of overlapping pileup states and is valid up to very high rates. This expansion models losses due to fixed and extendable deadtime by averaging overlap configurations. Additionally, the model correctly predicts energy-dependent losses due to tail subtraction (sub-threshold) effects. We discuss pileup losses in terms of the true rate of photon detections versus the recorded count rate.

  15. Dear Family and Friends, ` ` ` 'Tis the season. . . ` ` ` December, 2008 Everybody should have a hobby: we read that somewhere, so it must be true. Not wanting to violate such a well-known

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    Kuenning, Geoff

    purpose in gardening seems to be to pump money into our failing economy. We mentioned last year that Pat's right, modern gardening doesn't involve actually getting dirty. Instead, the gardener makes drawings

  16. Engagement in Reading and Access to Print: The Relationship of Home and School to Overall Reading Achievement Among Fourth Grade English Speakers

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    Allaith, Zainab A.

    2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study puts forward two models which examine the relationship between at home at school variables of (1) engagement in shared and independent reading and (2) access to print with reading achievement. Participants were fourth grade English...

  17. Quantum vs. Classical Read-once Branching Programs

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    Martin Sauerhoff

    2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper presents the first nontrivial upper and lower bounds for (non-oblivious) quantum read-once branching programs. It is shown that the computational power of quantum and classical read-once branching programs is incomparable in the following sense: (i) A simple, explicit boolean function on 2n input bits is presented that is computable by error-free quantum read-once branching programs of size O(n^3), while each classical randomized read-once branching program and each quantum OBDD for this function with bounded two-sided error requires size 2^{\\Omega(n)}. (ii) Quantum branching programs reading each input variable exactly once are shown to require size 2^{\\Omega(n)} for computing the set-disjointness function DISJ_n from communication complexity theory with two-sided error bounded by a constant smaller than 1/2-2\\sqrt{3}/7. This function is trivially computable even by deterministic OBDDs of linear size. The technically most involved part is the proof of the lower bound in (ii). For this, a new model of quantum multi-partition communication protocols is introduced and a suitable extension of the information cost technique of Jain, Radhakrishnan, and Sen (2003) to this model is presented.

  18. Holographic Labeling And Reading Machine For Authentication And Security Appications

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    Weber, David C. (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA); Trolinger, James D. (Costa Mesa, CA)

    1999-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A holographic security label and automated reading machine for marking and subsequently authenticating any object such as an identification badge, a pass, a ticket, a manufactured part, or a package is described. The security label is extremely difficult to copy or even to read by unauthorized persons. The system comprises a holographic security label that has been created with a coded reference wave, whose specification can be kept secret. The label contains information that can be extracted only with the coded reference wave, which is derived from a holographic key, which restricts access of the information to only the possessor of the key. A reading machine accesses the information contained in the label and compares it with data stored in the machine through the application of a joint transform correlator, which is also equipped with a reference hologram that adds additional security to the procedure.

  19. Figure S1. Relative contribution to total OH reactivity (a), of observed VOCs to calculated OH reactivity (b) and alkyl nitrate production (c,d) in the afternoon (12pm

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    production from aromatic VOCs is highly uncertain, and the result is thus bracketed by lower and upper extremes for aromatic branching ratios (see text). #12;2 Table S1. Speciated ANs precursors observed.07E-13(2) 0.00037 0.084 Propane 5. 7 0.036 1.07E-12(1) 0.0055 0.29 Propene 0.42 0.015 2.66E-11(3) 0

  20. A true virtual window

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    Radikovic, Adrijan Silvester

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous research from environmental psychology shows that human well-being suffers in windowless environments in many ways and a window view of nature is psychologically and physiologically beneficial to humans. Current window substitutes, still...

  1. The Cultural Power of Law? Conjunctive Readings Bill Maurer

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    Brody, James P.

    The Cultural Power of Law? Conjunctive Readings Bill Maurer Sally Merry's (1999) Colonizing Hawai'i: The Cultural Power of Law provides a compelling account of the cultural transformation of the Kingdom of Hawaii: Adulterers had the ``choice'' to work off their sentences by building roads for the chiefs. And people deemed

  2. CE 668 Urban Public Transportation Systems Reading List

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 CE 668 Urban Public Transportation Systems Reading List General Reference Alan Black, Urban Mass Transportation Planning. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. Canadian Urban Transit Association, The Canadian Transit.), Public Transportation. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1992. Vukan Vuchic, Urban Public Transportation

  3. Functional Genomics: It's All How You Read It

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    Boguski, Mark S.

    Functional Genomics: It's All How You Read It Philip Hieter and Mark Boguski "Functional genomics to functional genomics? An informal poll of colleagues indicates that the term is widely used, but has many genomics websites that have sprung up over the last 12 months clearly demonstrates that interpretations

  4. Energy From the Sun ( Rookie Read About Science)

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    Energy From the Sun ( Rookie Read About Science) By Alan Fowler Age Range: 5 and up Grade Level Series: Green Power Hardcover: 64 pages Bibliography Solar Power (Energy for Today) Age Range: 7 and up Grade Level: 2 and up Series: Energy for Today Paperback: 24 pages Done In The Sun Anne Hillerman Age

  5. Optical fuel pin scanner. [Patent application; for reading identifications

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    Kirchner, T.L.; Powers, H.G.

    1980-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent relates to an optical identification system developed for post-irradiation disassembly and analysis of fuel bundle assemblies. The apparatus is designed to be lowered onto a stationary fuel pin to read identification numbers or letters imprinted on the circumference of the top fuel pin and cap. (DLC)

  6. Urban Pollution Control Strategies Reading: pages 422-437

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    ATOC 3500 Urban Pollution Control Strategies Reading: pages 422-437 Details to come #12;#12;Urban Pollution Control Strategies What we know so far: · Different regions have different issues, but two types, warm, NOx, HCs, ozone, CO) · Pollution is made worse by meteorological conditions called "inversions

  7. Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos

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    Crenshaw, Michael

    1 Chapter 5 Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos How do we experience light? The warmth of sunlight tells us that light is a form of energy We can measure the amount of energy emitted ) Colors of Light White light is made up of many different colors How do light and matter interact

  8. Unlocking Short Read Sequencing for Metagenomics Sebastien Rodrigue.

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    and computational pipeline yielding millions of reads that can exceed 200 bp with quality scores approaching that of traditional Sanger sequencing. The method combines an automatable gel-less library construction step (FQRNT) (www.fqrnt.gouv.qc.ca). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis

  9. Knowledge Transfer Centre University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH Tel: +44 (0)118 378 8628 Email: workingwithbusiness@reading.ac.uk www.reading.ac.uk/working-with-business

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    Reading, University of

    -house knowledge Brownell, a mall industrial enterprise, required access to expertise in polymer science. e Board ns. The University of Reading has research expertise in polymer and materials science, humidity indicators, pressure relief v purge systems that prevent moisture and atmosphe electronic optic

  10. Probabilities for the emission of light particles and their energy and angular distributions for true quaternary nuclear fission

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    Kadmensky, S. G., E-mail: kadmensky@phys.vsu.ru; Titova, L. V. [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)] [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    On the basis of quantum-mechanical fission theory, the features of true quaternary nuclear fission are studied by treating this fission process as a sequence of three processes following one another in the course of time. The first two processes are the escape of the first and then the second of the two light particles emitted from the neck of a fissioning nucleus because of a nonadiabatic character of the collective deformation motion of this nucleus. Finally, the third process is the separation of the fissioning nucleus into two rather heavy fission fragments. The differences that arise in the emission probabilities and in the angular and energy distributions upon going over from the first emitted to the second emitted prescission third and fourth particles are analyzed by invoking experimental data on the spontaneous and thermalneutron-induced fission of nuclei, and it is shown that these differences are caused by the changes both in the geometric configuration of the fissioning nucleus and in the shell structure of its neck after the first prescission particle is emitted from it.

  11. The Effectiveness of Shared Reading Interventions with Families of Hispanic Prekindergarten Students

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    Hasbun, Tracey

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of parent or caregiver shared-reading interventions on Hispanic prekindergarten students language and literacy scores. In addition, this study investigated the effects of shared reading...

  12. Linking Family Background and Home Language with English Reading Comprehension amog Bi/Multilinguals

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    Yulia, Astri

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to examine the links between family background and home language factors on English reading achievement among bi/multilingual students. To explore the potential predictors of English reading achievement among bi...

  13. English as a second language teachers' perceptions and use of classroom-based reading assessment.

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    Jia, Yueming

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to explore ESL teachers? perceptions and use of classroom-based reading assessments. The research questions underpinning this study were: 1) What types of classroom-based reading assessments ...

  14. An fMRI study of multimodal semantic and phonological processing in reading disabled adolescents

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    2009 /Accepted: 11 September 2009 # The International Dyslexia Association 2009 Abstract Using Dyslexia . fMRI . Performance . Phonology. Reading disability. Semantics Introduction The neurobiology of reading disability An increasing body of research suggests that the core deficit in developmental dyslexia

  15. Exploration of Short Reads Genome Mapping in Hardware Edward Fernandez, Walid Najjar

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    Lonardi, Stefano

    Exploration of Short Reads Genome Mapping in Hardware Edward Fernandez, Walid Najjar Department, such as Illumina/Solexa Genome Analyzer and ABI SOLiD, can generate hundreds of millions of short DNA "reads" from a single run. These reads must be matched against a reference genome to identify their original location

  16. Reading of DNA Sequence Logos: Prediction of Major Groove Binding by Information

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    Schneider, Thomas D.

    Reading of DNA Sequence Logos: Prediction of Major Groove Binding by Information Theory Thomas D: http://www.lecb.ncifcrf.gov/~toms/how.to.read.sequence.logos/index.html running title: Reading Sequence Logos #3; National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Lab- oratory

  17. Salt plays an important role in our daily lives. True, salt makes our food tastier, but perhaps its most significant role is as an ingredient in

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Salt plays an important role in our daily lives. True, salt makes our food tastier, but perhaps its, or the concentration of salt at the ocean's surface, gives scientists vital information on global ocean circulation changes, so does salinity! Ocean salinity is affected by the water cycle. As salt water evaporates

  18. theory isn't very popular, but it's true.' More seriously, James Hartle and Don Page consider the current view on

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    Elliott, James

    theory isn't very popular, but it's true.' More seriously, James Hartle and Don Page consider the current view on what a `final' theory is. It should predict the `regularities that are exhibited by all first need a universal dynamical law such as string theory or M-theory. Page notes that it is this alone

  19. Dynamics and Bifurcations Reading: Section 8.6

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    Beer, Randall D.

    Dynamics and Bifurcations on a Torus Reading: Section 8.6 #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Two-Dimensional Surfaces Sphere Torus Plane Cylinder Mbius Strip Klein Bottle Double Torus #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Dynamical Consequences of Topology #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Pairs of Oscillators Live on a Torus 1 2 1 2 #12;IU/COGS-Q580

  20. OscilloscopeMOM packetReadingNumber msg

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    Xie, Tao

    ReadingNumber; // shared variable #11: // uint8_t lock = 0; #12: TOS_Msg msg;// shared variable #13: taskvoid task4; #29: pack >channel = 1; #30: pack >sourceMoteID = TOS_LOCAL_ADDRESS; #31: if (call SendMsg.send(TOS result_t SendMsg.sendDone(TOS_MsgPtr sent, result_t success) { #53: // atomic lock = 0; /* notify

  1. Apparatuses and methods for laser reading of thermoluminescent phosphors

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    Braunlich, Peter F. (SW. 730 City View, Pullman, WA 99163); Tetzlaff, Wolfgang (Pullman, WA)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatuses and methods for rapidly reading thermoluminescent phosphors to determine the amount of luminescent energy stored therein. The stored luminescent energy is interpreted as a measure of the total exposure of the thermoluminescent phosphor to ionizing radiation. The thermoluminescent phosphor reading apparatus uses a laser to generate a laser beam. The laser beam power level is monitored by a laser power detector and controlled to maintain the power level at a desired value or values which can vary with time. A shutter or other laser beam interrupting means is used to control exposure of the thermoluminescent phosphor to the laser beam. The laser beam can be equalized using an opitcal equalizer so that the laser beam has an approximately uniform power density across the beam. The heated thermoluminescent phosphor emits a visible or otherwise detectable luminescent emission which is measured as an indication of the radiation exposure of the thermoluminscent phosphors. Also disclosed are preferred signal processing and control circuits including one system using a digital computer. Also disclosed are time-profiled laser power cycles for pre-anneal, read and post-anneal treatment of phosphors.

  2. Read/write head for a magnetic tape device having grooves for reducing tape floating

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    Aoki, Kenji (Kawasaki, JP)

    2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A read/write head for a magnetic tape includes an elongated chip assembly and a tape running surface formed in the longitudinal direction of the chip assembly. A pair of substantially spaced parallel read/write gap lines for supporting read/write elements extend longitudinally along the tape running surface of the chip assembly. Also, at least one groove is formed on the tape running surface on both sides of each of the read/write gap lines and extends substantially parallel to the read/write gap lines.

  3. A pilot study of reading to improve self-esteem

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    Bagnall, Norma Hayes

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Children' s Reading, 3rd ed. (Ne Y rrr: pookeee rs hhoDay anan~o. , 1969), p. 9. Charlotte S. Huck, Children's Literature in the Ele entary Hoh ol, trite VoOr: HHoY, KXne~raan i~ns on, 1976), p. 26. 6 Ruth Strang, "Zvaluation oi Development...~ing from the repressed to the outgoing stage in his relationships with other children. Q estion ~e' ht: "HHo d es he rele*e * ther children in a work/study situation?" measures 17 whether or not the child can be depended on to oarry out assigned tasks...

  4. Chaotic Dynamics Reading: Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12

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    Beer, Randall D.

    Chaotic Dynamics Reading: Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12 #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer The Lorenz Attractor -10 0 #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer S0 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 0 1 0 1 Cantor Set S ... Detour: Fractals #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Detour: Similarity Dimension d = lnm lnr d = ln2 ln2 =1 d = ln4 ln2 = 2 d = ln2 ln3 0.63 m

  5. Limit Cycles in the Plane Reading: Chapter 7

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    Beer, Randall D.

    Limit Cycles in the Plane Reading: Chapter 7 #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Oscillatory Solutions 0 5 10 15 - x2 !x2 = f2 x1,x2( ) = -x2 3 + x2 2 + x1 #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Limit Cycles t(L) = L -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1/Beer Limit Cycles -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 x1 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 x2 Dxf = 1 2 - 3x1 2 -1 1 1 2 - 3x2 2 1

  6. Port Reading, New Jersey: Energy Resources | 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: EnergyPiratiniEdwards, Wisconsin: EnergyReading, New Jersey: Energy

  7. How to Read Your Electric Meter | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of Blythe Solar PowerCommercialEnergy Star|documentHow toHow to Read Your

  8. automatic gas meter-reading: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Last Page Topic Index 1 Neighborhood Watch: Security and Privacy Analysis of Automatic Meter Reading Systems Engineering Websites Summary: in transforming the current electrical...

  9. Mapping single molecule sequencing reads using basic local alignment with successive refinement (BLASR): application and theory

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    Chaisson, Mark J; Tesler, Glenn

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Instead, methods such as Bowtie, Bwa, and Soap2 are used [4-and Lagan crashed, while Bowtie did not accept the read

  10. Method and apparatus for identifying conductive objects by monitoring the true resistive component of impedance change in a coil system caused by the object

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    Gregory, William D. (Vienna, VA); Capots, Larry H. (McLean, VA); George, James P. (Falls Church, VA); Janik, Richard (Arlington, VA)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The type of conductor, its property, and if a metal, its type and cross-sectional area can be obtained from measurements made at different frequencies for the amount of unbalance created in a previously balanced stable coil detection system. The true resistive component is accurately measured and thus reflects only the voltage loss attributable to eddy currents caused by introduction of the test sample to the coil system. This voltage divided by corresponding applied frequency gives a curve which peaks at a frequency dependent upon type of conductor. For a metal this peak frequency is proportional to the samples resistivity divided by its cross-sectional area.

  11. Systematic uncertainties of artificial neural-network pulse-shape discrimination for $0???$-decay searches using true-coaxial HPGe detectors

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    A. Caldwell; F. Cossavella; B. Majorovits; D. Palioselitis; O. Volynets

    2015-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A pulse-shape discrimination method based on artificial neural networks was applied to pulses simulated for different background, signal and signal-like interactions inside a germanium detector. The simulated pulses were used to investigate variations of efficiencies as a function of used training set. It is verified that neural networks are well-suited to identify background pulses in true-coaxial high-purity germanium detectors. The systematic uncertainty on the signal recognition efficiency derived using signal-like evaluation samples from calibration measurements is estimated to be 5\\%. This uncertainty is due to differences between signal and calibration samples.

  12. Method and apparatus for reading free falling dosimeter punchcodes

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    Langsted, James M. (Golden, CO)

    1992-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A punchcode reader is provided for reading data encoded in a punchcode hole array on a dosimeter. The dosimeter falls through a passage in the reader containing photosensor detectors disposed along the passage which provide output signals to a microprocessor. The signals are processed to determine the orientation of the dosimeter in the reader, the location and state of punchcode holes in a two row array thereby decoding the encoded data. Multiple rate of fall calculations are made, and if appropriate matching of the punchcode array is not obtained in three tries, an error signal is outputted to the operator. The punchcode reader also provides for storage of data from multiple dosimeters passed through the reader, and for the output of decoded data to an external display or a computer for further processing.

  13. Method and apparatus for reading free falling dosimeter punchcodes

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    Langsted, J.M.

    1992-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A punchcode reader is provided for reading data encoded in a punchcode hole array on a dosimeter. The dosimeter falls through a passage in the reader containing photosensor detectors disposed along the passage which provide output signals to a microprocessor. The signals are processed to determine the orientation of the dosimeter in the reader, the location and state of punchcode holes in a two row array thereby decoding the encoded data. Multiple rate of fall calculations are made, and if appropriate matching of the punchcode array is not obtained in three tries, an error signal is output to the operator. The punchcode reader also provides for storage of data from multiple dosimeters passed through the reader, and for the output of decoded data to an external display or a computer for further processing. 8 figs.

  14. Method and apparatus for reading meters from a video image

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    Lewis, Trevor J. (Irwin, PA); Ferguson, Jeffrey J. (North Huntingdon, PA)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and system to enable acquisition of data about an environment from one or more meters using video images. One or more meters are imaged by a video camera and the video signal is digitized. Then, each region of the digital image which corresponds to the indicator of the meter is calibrated and the video signal is analyzed to determine the value indicated by each meter indicator. Finally, from the value indicated by each meter indicator in the calibrated region, a meter reading is generated. The method and system offer the advantages of automatic data collection in a relatively non-intrusive manner without making any complicated or expensive electronic connections, and without requiring intensive manpower.

  15. Beyond brain reading: randomized sparsity and clustering to simultaneously predict and identify

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Beyond brain reading: randomized sparsity and clustering to simultaneously predict and identify A from functional MRI (fMRI) is known as brain reading. From a statistical standpoint, this challenge by the classifier are relevant, one cannot state that these voxels form the brain regions involved in the cognitive

  16. Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2

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    Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2 Step 2: Add Courses Selections (Ranking) 9 12 Final Suggestions & Log Out of OASIS 13 2012 2013 OASIS LOTTERY SELECTIONS LIST Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 1.1 Enter OASIS using the following URL: https://oasis

  17. Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2

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    Page Number Step 1: Enter OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 & 2 Step 2: Add Courses Selections (Ranking) 9 13 Final Suggestions & Log Out of OASIS 14 2014 2015 OASIS LOTTERY SELECTIONS LIST OASIS, Read Notices & Announcements 1 s 1.1 Enter OASIS us 1.2 Log into O 1.3 Click

  18. A review of "Reading History in Early Modern England." by D. R. Woolf

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    Michael Mendle

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by Anthony Grafton and Lisa Jardine, William Sherman, Steven Zwicker, and Kevin Sharpe (whose Reading Revolutions was published too late for use here), though often to suggest that many readers read and absorbed their history on the fly. He begins with some...

  19. List of Suggested Papers Reading Assignment 1 (due January 22nd)

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    Serban, Nicoleta

    . Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 89, No. 426., pp. 391-400. Reading Assignment 4 (due of Neuroimaging Data", Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2. Kammann, E.E., Wand, M.P. (2003 Model for Rainfall", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 452, 1089- 1099. Reading

  20. English as a second language teachers' perceptions and use of classroom-based reading assessment.

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    Jia, Yueming

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to explore ESL teachers? perceptions and use of classroom-based reading assessments. The research questions underpinning this study were: 1) What types of classroom-based reading assessments are used in ESL classrooms...

  1. Review of Recent NGS Short Reads Alignment Tools BMI-231 final project, Chenxi Chen

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    Bejerano, Gill

    on discussing the most commonly used aligners in recent 2-3 years. Bowtie and Bowtie2 Indexing reference genome can efficiently speed up finding candidate alignment location(s) for each read. Bowtie[1] uses] To make bowtie a suitable algorithm for mapping short reads, which have mismatches due to genetic variants

  2. Compressed Meter Reading for Delay-sensitive and Secure Load Report in Smart Grid

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    Qiu, Robert Caiming

    of smart meters, which collects the current load of smart meters installed at each home and then forwards1 Compressed Meter Reading for Delay-sensitive and Secure Load Report in Smart Grid Husheng Li, Rukun Mao, Lifeng Lai and Robert. C. Qiu Abstract-- It is a key task in smart grid to send the readings

  3. The Relationship of Student Use of the Scholastic ReadAbout Software Systemon Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Reading Test Scores as Reported in Student Records of Third and Fourth Grade Students at Comal Independent School District, Texas

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    McGlothlin, Ross M.

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of Scholastic, Incorporated's ReadAbout software system on student achievement in the subject of reading. The study assessed the relationship between the amount of time third and fourth grade...

  4. Associations of indoor carbon dioxide concentrations, VOCS, environmental susceptibilities with mucous membrane and lower respiratory sick building syndrome symptoms in the BASE study: Analyses of the 100 building dataset

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    Apte, M.G.; Erdmann, C.A.

    2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the 100 office-building Building Assessment Survey and Evaluation (BASE) Study dataset, we performed multivariate logistic regression analyses to quantify the associations between indoor minus outdoor CO{sub 2} (dCO{sub 2}) concentrations and mucous membrane (MM) and lower respiratory system (Lresp) Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms, adjusting for age, sex, smoking status, presence of carpet in workspace, thermal exposure, relative humidity, and a marker for entrained automobile exhaust. Using principal components analysis we identified a number of possible sources of 73 measured volatile organic compounds in the office buildings, and assessed the impact of these VOCs on the probability of presenting the SBS symptoms. Additionally we included analysis adjusting for the risks for predisposition of having SBS symptoms associated with the allergic, asthmatic, and environmentally sensitive subpopulations within the office buildings. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for statistically significant, dose-dependant associations (p<0.05) for dry eyes, sore throat, nose/sinus congestion, and wheeze symptoms with 100-ppm increases in dCO{sub 2} ranged from 1.1 to 1.2. These results suggest that increases in the ventilation rates per person among typical office buildings will, on average significantly reduce the prevalence of several SBS symptoms, up to 80%, even when these buildings meet the existing ASHRAE ventilation standards for office buildings. VOC sources were observed to play an role in direct association with mucous membrane and lower respiratory irritation, and possibly to be indirectly involved in indoor chemical reactions with ozone that produce irritating compounds associated with SBS symptoms. O-xylene, possibly emitted from furniture coatings was associated with shortness of breath (OR at the maximum concentration = 8, p < 0.05). The environmental sensitivities of a large subset of the office building population add to the overall risk of SBS symptoms (ORs ranging from 2 to above 11) within the buildings.

  5. The Influence of Orthographic Opacity on Reading Development among Nyanja-English Bilinguals in Zambia: A Cross-Linguistic Study

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    Kaani, Bestern

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    five basic (elementary) schools in Lusaka, Zambia. The ZAT consisted of five linguistically comparable measures of letter discrimination, phonological awareness, word reading, pseudoword decoding, and reading comprehension skills. Of the 240...

  6. Read: Literary Journey: A Rushdie-esque take on Nepali Travel Writing

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    Fineprint Bookclub

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    library-based mod- el. It has three objectives: (a) education through libraries and literacy, (b) economic growth and (c) social development through community centres. It has helped estab- lished 39 community libraries in 35 districts across the country... on to read more. Later, during my college years in Calcutta, my af? nity for libraries and reading actually came to my aid in other ways too. I could go to the libraries to avoid the heat, and reading was also the most eco- nomical way of impressing people...

  7. Poles as the only true resonant-state signals extracted from a worldwide collection of partial-wave amplitudes using only one, well controlled pole-extraction method

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    Hadzimehmedovic, M.; Osmanovic, H.; Stahov, J. [Univerzity of Tuzla, Faculty of Science, Univerzitetska 4, 75000 Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Ceci, S.; Svarc, A. [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka cesta 54, P.O. Box 180, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Each and every energy-dependent partial-wave analysis is parametrizing the pole positions in a procedure defined by the way the continuous energy dependence is implemented. These pole positions are, henceforth, inherently model dependent. To reduce this model dependence, we use only one, coupled-channel, unitary, fully analytic method based on the isobar approximation to extract the pole positions from each available member of the worldwide collection of partial-wave amplitudes, which are understood as nothing more but a good energy-dependent representation of genuine experimental numbers assembled in a form of partial-wave data. In that way, the model dependence related to the different assumptions on the analytic form of the partial-wave amplitudes is avoided, and the true confidence limit for the existence of a particular resonant state, at least in one model, is established. The way the method works and first results are demonstrated for the S{sub 11} partial wave.

  8. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)

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    Saxena, Nitesh

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Random number generation is a fundamental security primitive for RFID devices. However, even this relatively simple requirement is beyond the capacity of today's average RFID tag. A recently proposed solution, Fingerprint Extraction and Random Number Generation in SRAM (FERNS) [14, 15], involves the use of onboard RAM as the source of "true" randomness. Unfortunately, practical considerations prevent this approach from reaching its full potential. First, this method must compete with other system functionalities for use of memory. Thus, the amount of uninitialized RAM available for utilization as a randomness generator may be severely restricted. Second, RAM is subject to data remanence; there is a time period after losing power during which stored data remains intact in memory. This means that after a portion of memory has been used for entropy collection once it will require a relatively extended period of time without power before it can be reused. In a usable RFID based security application, which require...

  9. Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Services May 2011 Read More about Conflict Management

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    . Dana, Daniel., Managing Differences: How to Build Better Relationships at Work and Home. (MConflict Management and Dispute Resolution Services May 2011 Read More about Conflict Management Management o Bullying Conflict and Culture Influence Mediation Negotiation Facilitation and Group Problem

  10. Saccadic suppression during reading activity : is the spill-over effect weaker after a longer saccade?

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    Yatabe, Kiyomi

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although it has generally thought that the duration of saccades should be subtracted from the reading time in eye movement research, Irwin (1998) has demonstrated that lexical processing such as word recognition is not ...

  11. How Does the Brain Learn to Read? Guest Lecture by James R. Booth

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    Loudon, Catherine

    How Does the Brain Learn to Read? Guest Lecture by James R that general principles of brain development are key to reaching a deeper understanding) the specialization of brain regions for different computations and (2) the interaction between

  12. Reading profiles for adults with low-literacy: Cluster analysis with power and speeded measures

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    Mellard, Daryl; Fall, Emily C.; Mark, Caroline Ann

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States National Institute for Literacys (NIFL) review of adult literacy instruction research recommended adult education (AE) programs assess underlying reading abilities in order to plan appropriate instruction ...

  13. Kindergarten Family Reading Institute: Empowering Parents Through a Sustained Home and School Partnership

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    Ulloa, Carlos

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    S. , & Shaywitz, B. (1999). Dyslexia. In K. Swaiman and S.learners and students with dyslexia. In S. J. Samuels & A.reading disability (dyslexia). In M. Kamil, P. Mosenthal, P.

  14. "Reading Between the Brides": Lucrezia Vizzana's Componimenti musicali in Textual and Musical Context

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    Mitchell, Katrina

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ABSTRACT Reading Between the Brides: Lucrezia Vizzana's Componimenti musicali in Textual and Musical Context There had never been a Bolognese nun known to have published her music when Lucrezia Vizzana's Componimenti ...

  15. Centrifugal and centripetal forces in the discourse of early years reading instruction

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    Hunt, Christopher George

    2010-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis reports on a research project investigating how a sample of eight teachers of P2 children in Scotland encouraged dialogic interaction in their reading groups while following prescriptive policy. The research ...

  16. The particpation and performance of students with emotional disturbance on state accountability assessment in reading

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    Carr George, Catherine Elizabeth

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined the participation rates and performance results of students with emotional disturbance (ED) in a statewide reading assessment. Public school districts in Texas use the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test...

  17. Rapid Evolutionary Placement of Short Sequence Reads (2010 JGI/ANL HPC Workshop)

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    Stamatakis, Alexis [Technical University of Munich

    2011-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Alexis Stamatakis of the Technical University of Munich gives a presentation on "Rapid Evolutionary Placement of Short Sequence Reads" at the JGI/Argonne HPC Workshop on January 26, 2010.

  18. EMIRGE: Reconstruction of full length ribosomal genes from microbial community short read sequencing data

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    Miller, Christopher S; Baker, Brett J; Thomas, Brian C; Singer, Steven W; Banfield, Jillian F

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    used the short read mapper bowtie [19] in paired-end mode.For initiation, bowtie reported a single best alignment,For subsequent iterations, bowtie used the same parameters,

  19. Parallel Assembly of Large Genomes from Paired Short Reads (2010 JGI/ANL HPC Workshop)

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    Aluru, Srinivas [Iowa State University

    2011-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Srinivas Aluru from Iowa State University gives a presentation on "Parallel Assembly of Large Genomes from Paired Short Reads" at the JGI/Argonne HPC Workshop on January 25, 2010.

  20. Efficient Short-Read Assembly of Eukaryotic Genomes (2010 JGI/ANL HPC Workshop)

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    Chapman, Jarrod

    2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Jarrod Chapman of the DOE JGI gives a presentation on "Efficient Short-Read Assembly of Eukaryotic Genomes" at the JGI/Argonne HPC Workshop on January 25, 2010.

  1. Imagery, affect, and the embodied mind: implications for reading and responding to literature

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    Krasny, Karen A.

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    IMAGERY, AFFECT, AND THE EMBODIED MIND: IMPLICATIONS FOR READING AND RESPONDING TO LITERATURE A Dissertation by KAREN A. KRASNY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2004 Major Subject: Curriculum & Instruction IMAGERY, AFFECT, AND THE EMBODIED MIND: IMPLICATIONS FOR READING AND RESPONDING TO LITERATURE A Dissertation by KAREN A. KRASNY...

  2. Reliable and redundant FPGA based read-out design in the ATLAS TileCal Demonstrator

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    Henrik kerstedt; Steffen Muschter; Gary Drake; Kelby Anderson; Christian Bohm; Mark Oreglia; Fukun Tang

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The Tile Calorimeter at ATLAS is a hadron calorimeter based on steel plates and scintillating tiles read out by PMTs. The current read-out system uses standard ADCs and custom ASICs to digitize and temporarily store the data on the detector. However, only a subset of the data is actually read out to the counting room. The on-detector electronics will be replaced around 2023. To achieve the required reliability the upgraded system will be highly redundant. Here the ASICs will be replaced with Kintex-7 FPGAs from Xilinx. This, in addition to the use of multiple 10 Gbps optical read-out links, will allow a full read-out of all detector data. Due to the higher radiation levels expected when the beam luminosity is increased, opportunities for repairs will be less frequent. The circuitry and firmware must therefore be designed for sufficiently high reliability using redundancy and radiation tolerant components. Within a year, a hybrid demonstrator including the new read-out system will be installed in one slice of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter. This will allow the proposed upgrade to be thoroughly evaluated well before the planned 2023 deployment in all slices, especially with regard to long term reliability. Different firmware strategies alongside with their integration in the demonstrator are presented in the context of high reliability protection against hardware malfunction and radiation induced errors.

  3. Please read this guide before operating this equipment. After you finish reading this guide, store it in a safe place for future reference. ENG

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    Pasternack, Gregory B.

    the Machine Menu Functions and Operation Printer Settings Menu Functions and Operation Report Settings Menu the Manuals for the Machine The manuals for this machine are divided as follow. Please read them to suit yourRUNNER 3300/2800/2200 Series machine, and how to specify these functions from the touch panel display. Please

  4. SU-E-T-128: Dosimetric Evaluation of MLC Modeling in Pinnacle V9.2 for Varian TrueBeam STx

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    Otageri, P; Grant, E; Maricle, S; Mathews, B [CARTI, Inc., Little Rock, AR (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate the effects of MLC modeling after commissioning the Varian TrueBeam LINAC in Pinnacle version 9.2. Methods: Stepand-shoot IMRT QAs were investigated when we observed our measured absolute dose results using ion chamber (Capintec PR-05P) were uncharacteristically low; about 45% compared to doses calculated by Pinnacle{sup 3} (Phillips, Madison, WI). This problem was predominant for large and highly modulated head and neck (HN) treatments. Intuitively we knew this had to be related to shortcomings in the MLC modeling in Pinnacle. Using film QA we were able to iteratively adjust the MLC parameters. We confirmed results by re-testing five failed IMRT QA patients; and ion chamber measurements were verified in Quasar anthropomorphic phantom. Results: After commissioning the LINAC in Pinnacle version 9.2, the MLC transmission for 6X, 10X and 15X were 2.0%, 1.7% and 2.0%, respectively, and additional Interleaf leakage for all three energies was 0.5%. These parameters were obtained from profiles scanned with an Edge detector (Sun Nuclear, Melbourne, FL) during machine commissioning. A Verification testing with radiographic EDR2 film (Kodak, Rochester, NY) measurement was performed by creating a closed MLC leaf pattern and analyzing using RIT software (RIT, Colorado Springs, CO). This reduced MLC transmission for 6X, 10X and 15X to 0.7%, 0.9% and 0.9%, respectively; while increasing additional Interleaf leakage for all three energies to 1.0%. Conclusion: Radiographic film measurements were used to correct MLC transmission values for step and shoot IMRT fields used in Pinnacle version 9.2. After adjusting the MLC parameters to correlate with the film QA, there was still very good agreement between the Pinnacle model and commissioning data. Using the same QA methodology, we were also able to improve the beam models for the Varian C-series linacs, Novalis-Tx, and TrueBeam M-120 linacs.

  5. 28/05/2008 18:53Malaria parasites fine-tune offspring's gender: study | Health | Reuters Page 1 of 2http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSL2887819620080528?sp=true

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    Gardner, Andy

    28/05/2008 18:53Malaria parasites fine-tune offspring's gender: study | Health | Reuters Page 1 of 2http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSL2887819620080528?sp=true ¥ $ - Learn. Practice 2007 Broker Center sponsored links You are here: Home > News > Health > Article Reuters Widgets Get

  6. Maximum Entropy Method and Charge Flipping, a Powerful Combination to Visualize the True Nature of Structural Disorder from in situ X-ray Powder Diffraction Data

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    Samy, A.; Dinnebier, R; van Smaalen, S; Jansen, M

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a systematic approach, the ability of the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) to reconstruct the most probable electron density of highly disordered crystal structures from X-ray powder diffraction data was evaluated. As a case study, the ambient temperature crystal structures of disordered {alpha}-Rb{sub 2}[C{sub 2}O{sub 4}] and {alpha}-Rb{sub 2}[CO{sub 3}] and ordered {delta}-K{sub 2}[C{sub 2}O{sub 4}] were investigated in detail with the aim of revealing the 'true' nature of the apparent disorder. Different combinations of F (based on phased structure factors) and G constraints (based on structure-factor amplitudes) from different sources were applied in MEM calculations. In particular, a new combination of the MEM with the recently developed charge-flipping algorithm with histogram matching for powder diffraction data (pCF) was successfully introduced to avoid the inevitable bias of the phases of the structure-factor amplitudes by the Rietveld model. Completely ab initio electron-density distributions have been obtained with the MEM applied to a combination of structure-factor amplitudes from Le Bail fits with phases derived from pCF. All features of the crystal structures, in particular the disorder of the oxalate and carbonate anions, and the displacements of the cations, are clearly obtained. This approach bears the potential of a fast method of electron-density determination, even for highly disordered materials. All the MEM maps obtained in this work were compared with the MEM map derived from the best Rietveld refined model. In general, the phased observed structure factors obtained from Rietveld refinement (applying F and G constraints) were found to give the closest description of the experimental data and thus lead to the most accurate image of the actual disorder.

  7. Pre-read and post-read annealing techniques for the Harshaw/Filtrol Inc. CaSO?:Dy beta TDL chip

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    McCarthy, Daniel Patrick

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is of particular importance to the overall characterization of the dosimeter. During routine use of a TLD chip there are a number of factors which may introduce error into the thermoluminescent (TL) output. Two of these factors include fading (instability... and increase the accuracy of the thermoluminescent (TL) output. These procedures are known as annealing. Annealing is the process of heating a TLD chip to predetermined temperatures, prior to irradiation and prior to reading, to increase sensitivity...

  8. STFC Introductory Summer School m.j.owens@reading.ac.uk18 Sept 2012 Solar Variability and

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    STFC Introductory Summer School m.j.owens@reading.ac.uk18 Sept 2012 Solar Variability and Climate · The climate system · Solar variability · Solar effects on climate ­ Regional and global effects · The future? #12;STFC Introductory Summer School m.j.owens@reading.ac.uk Climate system #12;The source of much

  9. Reading human relationships from their interaction with an interactive humanoid robot

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    Kanda, Takayuki

    are different to traditional task-oriented robots, such as industrial robots, which perform certain tasks in limited applications. Interaction-oriented robots are designed to communicate with humans and to be ableReading human relationships from their interaction with an interactive humanoid robot Takayuki

  10. Academic Language Proficiency Development and Its Impact on Reading Comprehension: Within and Across Languages

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    Spies, Tracy

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A path model of second language (L2; English) oral language and reading comprehension variables was tested on a sample of 100 Spanish-speaking English-language learners enrolled in a transitional bilingual program over a 3-year period. The data...

  11. Stat 328 Reading on Six Sigma, TQM, Statistics and Business Process Improvement

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    Vardeman, Stephen B.

    Stat 328 Reading on Six Sigma, TQM, Statistics and Business Process Improvement Primarily Adapted 28, 2001 1 Statistics and Six Sigma Programs The modern global business environment is ...ercely Sigma." The name originated at Motorola Corpo- ration in the late 1980's. Six Sigma programs at General

  12. Thursday, March 11, 2010 Pages to read: CH5, 407-422

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    Acid Rain Thursday, March 11, 2010 Pages to read: CH5, 407-422 #12;Cap and Trade Working Already rain, to 7.6 million tons in 2008. #12;Overview of Acid Rain Phenomenon Most common term Agency announced that power plants across the country decreased emissions of SO2, a precursor to acid

  13. The Use of a Dynamic Screening of Phonological Awareness to Predict Reading Risk for Kindergarten Students

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    Bridges, Melinda Sittner

    2009-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    , Ph.D., Chairperson* ________________________________ Diane Frome Loeb, Ph.D. Committee Members ________________________________ Diane C. Nielsen, Ph.D. ________________________________ Mabel L. Rice, Ph... AWARENESS TO PREDICT READING RISK FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS Committee: ________________________________ Hugh W. Catts, Ph.D., Chairperson ________________________________ Diane Frome Loeb, Ph...

  14. How To Write A Dissertation Bedtime Reading For People Who Do Not

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    1 How To Write A Dissertation or Bedtime Reading For People Who Do Not Have Time To Sleep To The Candidate: So, you are preparing to write a Ph.D. dissertation in an experimental area of Computer Science is a hypothesis or conjecture. 2. A PhD dissertation is a lengthy, formal document that argues in defense

  15. PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING INVENTORY Procedures for Completing Annual Capital Equipment Inventory

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    Provancher, William

    PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING INVENTORY Procedures for Completing Annual Capital Equipment Inventory 1. Check off each item on the inventory report, as it is located. Place one of the small white inventory FY 2011 stickers on the equipment, as it is located. This will eliminate counting

  16. Directional Statistics for WIMP direct detection II: 2-d read-out

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    Ben Morgan; Anne M. Green

    2005-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The direction dependence of the WIMP direct detection rate provides a powerful tool for distinguishing a WIMP signal from possible backgrounds. We study the the number of events required to discriminate a WIMP signal from an isotropic background for a detector with 2-d read-out using non-parametric circular statistics. We also examine the number of events needed to i) detect a deviation from rotational symmetry, due to flattening of the Milky Way halo and ii) detect a deviation in the mean direction due to a tidal stream. If the senses of the recoils are measured then of order 20-70 events (depending on the plane of the 2-d read out) will be sufficient to reject isotropy of the raw recoil angles at 90% confidence. If the senses can not be measured these number increase by roughly two orders of magnitude (compared with an increase of one order of magnitude for the case of full 3-d read-out). The distributions of the reduced angles, with the (time dependent) direction of solar motion subtracted, are far more anisotropic, however, and if the isotropy tests are applied to these angles then the numbers of events required are similar to the case of 3-d read-out. A deviation from rotational symmetry will only be detectable if the Milky Way halo is significantly flattened. The deviation in the mean direction due to a tidal stream is potentially detectable, however, depending on the density and direction of the stream.

  17. COM Oasis M4 Lottery Instructions READ THIS BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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    Alford, Simon

    COM Oasis M4 Lottery Instructions READ THIS BEFORE YOU BEGIN Available to assist you at `Scheduling Forms and Calendars" With a completed worksheet in hand, you can begin working in Oasis to enter frame/start date. You can include up to a maximum of 250 preference choices in Oasis for your rank

  18. Empowered by Solomon, Slate reads and solves the Dreadsbury Mansion Mystery. New Developments in Interoperability

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    Empowered by Solomon, Slate reads and solves the Dreadsbury Mansion Mystery. New Developments Slate and other systems has been achieved using IKL. IKL is flexible, highly expressive, and designed purposes. The ultimate test was the IKRIS Capstone Demo in which Slate, KANI, and Noscape shared knowl

  19. Can your dog read your mind? Understanding the causes of canine perspective taking

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    Indiana University

    Can your dog read your mind? Understanding the causes of canine perspective taking Monique A. R, some have hypothesized that domestic dogs may have theory of mind, or the ability to infer what other lupus . Perspective taking . Social cognition . Theory of mind . Domestication . Dog shelter. Learning

  20. Read the labels Compact interferometers that exploit the wave character of atoms have the potential of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 ATOM CHIPS Read the labels Compact interferometers that exploit the wave character of atoms have that harnesses the internal structure of atoms should bring such applications a step closer. Chris Westbrook Atom is increased by the ratio of their rest energy to the energy of the photon -- some ten orders of magnitude1

  1. An Algorithm to Learn ReadOnce Threshold Formulas, and some Generic Transformations between Learning Models

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    Eckmiller, Rolf

    An Algorithm to Learn Read­Once Threshold Formulas, and some Generic Transformations between@cpsc.ucalgary.ca Thomas R. Hancock y Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. 755 College Road East Princeton, NJ 08540 e­mail: hancock@learning.scr.siemens.com Lisa Hellerstein z Department of EECS Northwestern University 2145

  2. An Algorithm to Learn Read-Once Threshold Formulas, and some Generic Transformations between Learning Models

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    Eckmiller, Rolf

    An Algorithm to Learn Read-Once Threshold Formulas, and some Generic Transformations between. Hancocky Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. 755 College Road East Princeton, NJ 08540 e-mail: hancock@learning.scr.siemens of generic transformations that can be used to convert an algorithm in one learning model into an algorithm

  3. Reinforcement Learning in the brain Reading: Y Niv, Reinforcement learning in the brain, 2009.

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    Seris, Peggy

    basic types of animal conditioning animal learning) ow do these relate to RL? 20 Monday, 8 March 2010Reinforcement Learning in the brain Reading: Y Niv, Reinforcement learning in the brain, 2009. wo Reinforcement learning and the brain: the problems we face all day Decision making at all levels

  4. Assembly free comparative genomics of short-read sequence data discovers the needles in the haystack

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    Assembly free comparative genomics of short-read sequence data discovers the needles of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA Abstract Most comparative genomic analyses an assembly free analysis of SRS data that discovers sequence variants among focal genomes by tabulating

  5. Learning ReadOnce Formulas with Queries Dana Angluin \\Lambda Lisa Hellerstein y Marek Karpinski z

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    Hellerstein, Lisa

    ­once formulas [26]. We also show that no polynomial time algorithm using only membership queries or only kinds of queries. The main results are a polynomial time algorithm for exact identification of monotone on the notion of a minimally adequate teacher [1]). Our results improve on Valiant's previous results for read

  6. 16. Wave-particle interaction Reading: Shu, Vol.II, Ch.29

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    Pohl, Martin Karl Wilhelm

    16. Wave-particle interaction Reading: Shu, Vol.II, Ch.29 16.1 Landau damping We started our discussion of hydromagnetic waves with simple one-dimensional electrostatic fluctuations, the Langmuir waves, whose dispersion relation is = p = e2 ne 0 me Can the waves change plasma properties or, vice versa

  7. Evaluation of DysWebxia: A Reading App Designed for People with Dyslexia

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    Evaluation of DysWebxia: A Reading App Designed for People with Dyslexia Luz Rello Web Research for people with dyslexia. DysWebxia integrates previous results about the best way to present text for people with dyslexia to gether with a unique feature, the ability to show synonyms on demand for complex words

  8. Motion Detection, LetterPosition Encoding, and Single WordReading

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    Hansen, Peter

    with dyslexia find it un- usually difficult to detect flickering or moving visual stimuli, consis- tent of Dyslexia,Vol.48, 1998 Copyright~ 1998by The International Dyslexia Association ISSN 0736-9387 155 #12). Such children are commonly described as having developmental dyslexia. Given that reading requires a rapid

  9. Rhythm Reproduction in Kindergarten, Reading Performance at Second Grade, and Developmental Dyslexia Theories

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dyslexia Theories Georges Dellatolasa,b,*, Laurence Watierb, Marie-The´re`se Le Normanda, Todd Lubarta to read. In 1951, Stambak provided preliminary evi- dence that children with dyslexia performed less well-related theories of developmental dyslexia. It is con- cluded that simple rhythm reproduction tasks in kindergarten

  10. Impaired Oral Reading in Surface Dyslexia: Detailed Comparison of a Patient and a

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    Plaut, David C.

    Impaired Oral Reading in Surface Dyslexia: Detailed Comparison of a Patient and a Connectionist connectionist network. ¤ Both MP and the network exhibit the characteristic pattern of surface dyslexia system masters some but not all exception words, and that surface dyslexia arises when this system

  11. Creating a Computer Science Canon: a Course of "Classic" Readings in Computer Science

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    Eisenberg, Michael A.

    Creating a Computer Science Canon: a Course of "Classic" Readings in Computer Science Michael Eisenberg Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309-0430 duck@cs.colorado.edu Abstract Computer science has a reputation of being a discipline

  12. Tips for Reading Scholarly and Journal Articles What is a scholarly journal/journal article?

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    Snider, Barry B.

    the article, be SURE to cite the source, see Brandeis' Academic Integrity page *** Quoting for definitionsTips for Reading Scholarly and Journal Articles What is a scholarly journal/journal article articles in them are how that knowledge is shared with others (like students!). In order to stay up

  13. HOW TO READ A DARS REPORT A tutorial for undergraduate Harpur College students

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    HOW TO READ A DARS REPORT A tutorial for undergraduate Harpur College students Created April 2011 #12;WHAT IS THE DARS REPORT? DARS stands for Degree Audit Reporting System. The DARS report is a tool to assist you in determining requirements for graduation. The DARS does not replace your Harpur

  14. Two Experiments Comparing Reading with Listening for Human Processing of Conversational Telephone Speech

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    Two Experiments Comparing Reading with Listening for Human Processing of Conversational Telephone of no experiment that directly compares Switchboard and Fishertype CTS transcripts with audio in terms of human. Abstract We report on results of two experiments designed to compare subjects' ability to extract

  15. Device-independent quantum reading and noise-assisted quantum transmitters

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    Wojciech Roga; Daniela Buono; Fabrizio Illuminati

    2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In quantum reading, a quantum state of light (transmitter) is applied to read classical information. In the presence of noise or for sufficiently weak signals, quantum reading can outperform classical reading by enhanced state distinguishability. Here we show that the enhanced quantum efficiency depends on the presence in the transmitter of a particular type of quantum correlations, the discord of response. Different encodings and transmitters give rise to different levels of efficiency. Considering noisy quantum probes we show that squeezed thermal transmitters with non-symmetrically distributed noise among the field modes yield a higher quantum efficiency compared to coherent thermal quantum states. The noise-enhanced quantum advantage is a consequence of the discord of response being a non-decreasing function of increasing thermal noise under constant squeezing, a behavior that leads to an increased state distinguishability. We finally show that, for non-symmetric squeezed thermal states, the probability of error, as measured by the quantum Chernoff bound, vanishes asymptotically with increasing local thermal noise at finite global squeezing. Therefore, at fixed finite squeezing, noisy but strongly discordant quantum states with large noise imbalance between the field modes can outperform noisy classical resources as well as pure entangled transmitters with the same finite level of squeezing.

  16. Setup, tests and results for the ATLAS TileCal Read Out Driver production

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    Valero, Alberto; Castillo, V; Cuenca, C; Ferrer, A; Fullana, E; Gonzlez, V; Hign, E; Munar, A; Poveda, J; Ruiz-Martnez, A; Salvacha, B; Sanchs, E; Solans, C; Soret, J; Torres, J; Valls, J A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we describe the performance and test results of the production of the 38 ATLAS TileCal Read Out Drivers (RODs). We first describe the basic hardware specifications and firmware functionality of the modules, the test-bench setup used for production and the test procedure to qualify the boards. We then finally show and discuss the performance results.

  17. Study of Solid State Photon Detectors Read Out of Scintillator Tiles

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    A. Calcaterra; R. de Sangro; G. Finocchiaro; E. Kuznetsova; P. Patteri; M. Piccolo

    2009-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present preliminary results on efficiency and light collection uniformity read out performances of different assemblies of scintillator tiles, coupled with solid state photon detectors of different make. Our test beam data suggest that the use of 2 mm scintillator tiles without wavelength shifting fibers may be possible in an ILC hadron calorimeter.

  18. SOAP3: GPU-based Compressed Indexing and Ultra-fast Parallel Alignment of Short Reads

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    Lam, Tak-Wah

    Kong Zhiheng Li, Ruibang Luo, Bingqiang Wang, Chang Yu Beijing Genome Institute, Shenzhen, China-throughput software to align the enormous number of short reads (patterns) with reference genomes (such as the human genome). In the past few years, a number of very fast alignment software (e.g., Maq, SOAP2, ZOOM, Bowtie

  19. The relationship between reading comprehension skill assessment methods and academic success for first semester students in a selected Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Texas

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    Cook, Jennifer D. M.

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This retrospective descriptive study addressed the relationship between reading comprehension skills as measured by the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Nurse Entrance Test and indices of academic success (i.e., grade ...

  20. Phonological and semantic influences on auditory word perception in children with and without reading impairments using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG)

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    Wehner, Daniel T

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Children with dyslexia struggle with learning to read despite adequate intelligence, motivation, and schooling. Over the years, there has been a growing consensus about the role of phonological processing in reading ...

  1. Recent VOC Control Test Data for a Reactive VOC Converter- Scrubber System for Non-Thermal Control of VOCs

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    McGinness, M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of real estate. Non-thermal VOHAP (Volatile Organic Hazardous Air Pollutant) emission control devices require additional maintenance. They also require the replacement of costly consumables such as activated carbon or they use large amounts of energy...

  2. Learning to Read Chinese: The Relative Roles of Phonological Awareness and Morphological Awareness

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    Chan, Yi-Chih

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ...72 1 Chapter I: Introduction In the past few decades, phonological awareness has received much attention in reading research (e.g., Adams, 1990; Goswami & Bryant, 1990). In contrast, morphological awareness has not been extensively discussed..., 1991). Syllable awareness develops earlier than onset-rime awareness, which, in turn, develops earlier than phonemic awareness (Goswami & Bryant, 1990). While the development of syllable awareness and onset-rime awareness is affected by oral language...

  3. Exploring interests: are there relationships among general interests, reading interests, and personality dimensions?

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    West, Courtney Ann

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . In 1992, Norton wrote the book entitled The Impact of Literature-based Reading. In this text, she identified five book categories: folklore, modern fantasy, poetry, contemporary realistic fiction, and historical fiction... together because they are all rooted in fact (Norton, 1992). Even though elements of the stories presented in historical fiction texts did not actually happen, 10 27 the writings still contain accurate information for the particular time period...

  4. Movement of VOCs through the vadose zone

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    Patel, Pinakin K.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    chapter provides a summary and suggestions regarding applications and future modifications of this work. CHAPTER II LITERATURE REVIEW This chapter reviews the literature related to gaseous transport processes in the vadose zone. The first section... with both, analytical solutions and experimental results. While other numerical approaches are available, the method of characteristics appears to be one of the best and most general numerical methods for solving the transport equation. B. Diffusion...

  5. A review of "Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in New England." by Lisa M. Gordis

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    Ira Clark

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    210 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Lisa M. Gordis. Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. xi + 309 pp. $39.00. Review by IRA CLARK, UNIVERSITY...

  6. U-152: OpenSSL "asn1_d2i_read_bio()" DER Format Data Processing Vulnerability

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The vulnerability is caused due to a type casting error in the "asn1_d2i_read_bio()" function when processing DER format data and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

  7. A review of "Reading the Renaissance: Ideas and Idioms from Shakespeare to Milton." by Marc Berley, ed.

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    Frances Malpezzi

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    224 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Marc Berley, ed. Reading the Renaissance: Ideas and Idioms from Shakespeare to Milton. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2003. viii + 278 pp. $60.00. Review by FRANCES M. MALPEZZI, ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY...

  8. Investigating the Selection of Example Sentences for Unknown Target Words in ICALL Reading Texts for L2 German

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    Segler, Thomas M.

    2007-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis considers possible criteria for the selection of example sentences for difficult or unknown words in reading texts for students of German as a Second Language (GSL). The examples are intended to be provided ...

  9. INTERACTIVE READING EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FATHERS AND SOCIAL FATHERS AND THEIR 4-AND 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

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    JACKSON, CLARISSA RENEE'

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to investigate the patterns of book choice and interaction during book reading sessions of six African American fathers and social fathers and their 4- to 5-year-old children. ...

  10. 2nd Reading December 6, 2013 14:0 WSPC/S0219-1997 152-CCM 1450001

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    Radulescu, Vicentiu

    2nd Reading December 6, 2013 14:0 WSPC/S0219-1997 152-CCM 1450001 Communications in Contemporary, 2013 14:0 WSPC/S0219-1997 152-CCM 1450001 G. Molica Bisci & V. D. Radulescu and there are , > 0, +). 1450001-2 #12;2nd Reading December 6, 2013 14:0 WSPC/S0219-1997 152-CCM 1450001 Nonlocal Neumann Problems

  11. A study of teacher solicitations and student responses during read-alouds with kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students

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    Garcia, Norma Garza

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Donna E. Norton James F. McNamara Committee Members, Mark Sadoski Juan R. Lira Head of Department, Dennie L. Smith August 2007 Major Subject: Curriculum... State University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Donna E. Norton Dr. James F. McNamara Read-alouds can be very useful in the classroom to assist students in gaining knowledge and improving reading skills. Educational research...

  12. A review of "Reading, Society and Politics in Early Modern England." by Kevin Sharpe and S. N. Zwicker eds.

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    Jeffrey Johnson

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to undo Satanic rhetoric. Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker, eds. Reading, Society and Politics in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ix + 363 pp. $70.00. Review by JEFFREY JOHNSON, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY.... This collection of essays takes as its subject the history of reading, and the purpose of the volume, as Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker clarify in their Introduction is ?to bring into central focus the critical and historical hermeneutics of early modern...

  13. A review of "Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy." by Heidi Brayman Hackel

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    Lissa Beauchamp

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?who one was and how one read were considered one and the same: iden- tity, that is, determined interpretation? (83), and presumably vice versa too. And because ?preliminaries and marginalia are the most explicitly collabora- tive parts of a printed... ?attention from men of letters to men and women of leisure? (3). In other words, she focuses her analysis of reading on the materiality of the text and of readers themselves as opposed to the ?theoretical constructs, variously described as ?mock,? ?ideal...

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

  15. SU-E-T-109: Development of An End-To-End Test for the Varian TrueBeamtm with a Novel Multiple-Dosimetric Modality H and N Phantom

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    Zakjevskii, V; Knill, C; Rakowski, J; Snyder, M [Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To develop a comprehensive end-to-end test for Varian's TrueBeam linear accelerator for head and neck IMRT using a custom phantom designed to utilize multiple dosimetry devices. Methods: The initial end-to-end test and custom H and N phantom were designed to yield maximum information in anatomical regions significant to H and N plans with respect to: i) geometric accuracy, ii) dosimetric accuracy, and iii) treatment reproducibility. The phantom was designed in collaboration with Integrated Medical Technologies. A CT image was taken with a 1mm slice thickness. The CT was imported into Varian's Eclipse treatment planning system, where OARs and the PTV were contoured. A clinical template was used to create an eight field static gantry angle IMRT plan. After optimization, dose was calculated using the Analytic Anisotropic Algorithm with inhomogeneity correction. Plans were delivered with a TrueBeam equipped with a high definition MLC. Preliminary end-to-end results were measured using film and ion chambers. Ion chamber dose measurements were compared to the TPS. Films were analyzed with FilmQAPro using composite gamma index. Results: Film analysis for the initial end-to-end plan with a geometrically simple PTV showed average gamma pass rates >99% with a passing criterion of 3% / 3mm. Film analysis of a plan with a more realistic, ie. complex, PTV yielded pass rates >99% in clinically important regions containing the PTV, spinal cord and parotid glands. Ion chamber measurements were on average within 1.21% of calculated dose for both plans. Conclusion: trials have demonstrated that our end-to-end testing methods provide baseline values for the dosimetric and geometric accuracy of Varian's TrueBeam system.

  16. Read: What Kathmandu is Reading?

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    Fineprint Bookclub

    2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    maoe from the sale of OUt prodlKt$ goes to the benefits of orphaned chlld.en. PRODUCT ITEMS, Photo album, photo frame, lam p ahade. diary/ note book. stationary Items (Creetln, cards. pen hold,". file holder, etc~ curtains. wall paper. wrappin... back, from a Rana family Instead of demolishing the house and building a new house in its place, he retrofitted all the rooms of the house to give them a more modern touch. In one of these retrofitted room he led us in. He put his glasses on the L...

  17. The TGA codons are present in the open reading frame of selenoprotein P cDNA

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    Hill, K.E.; Lloyd, R.S.; Read, R.; Burk, R.F. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States))

    1991-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The TGA codon in DNA has been shown to direct incorporation of selenocysteine into protein. Several proteins from bacteria and animals contain selenocysteine in their primary structures. Each of the cDNA clones of these selenoproteins contains one TGA codon in the open reading frame which corresponds to the selenocysteine in the protein. A cDNA clone for selenoprotein P (SeP), obtained from a {gamma}ZAP rat liver library, was sequenced by the dideoxy termination method. The correct reading frame was determined by comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence with the amino acid sequence of several peptides from SeP. Using SeP labelled with {sup 75}Se in vivo, the selenocysteine content of the peptides was verified by the collection of carboxymethylated {sup 77}Se-selenocysteine as it eluted from the amino acid analyzer and determination of the radioactivity contained in the collected samples. Ten TGA codons are present in the open reading frame of the cDNA. Peptide fragmentation studies and the deduced sequence indicate that selenium-rich regions are located close to the carboxy terminus. Nine of the 10 selenocysteines are located in the terminal 26% of the sequence with four in the terminal 15 amino acids. The deduced sequence codes for a protein of 385 amino acids. Cleavage of the signal peptide gives the mature protein with 366 amino acids and a calculated mol wt of 41,052 Da. Searches of PIR and SWISSPROT protein databases revealed no similarity with glutathione peroxidase or other selenoproteins.

  18. Correlation between smoke opacities as determined by transmissometer readings and visual observations

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    Martin, John Herschel

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    el Number d 0 cit Ringelmann Number Opaoity 20$ 6+5 Smf 10+ The Ringelmann smoke chart which he created for use as a field reference oonsists of four separate charts (Ringelmann numbers one through four?-number aero whioh is all white...~uirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 19'73 Na]or Sub)cot~ Chemical Engineering CORRELATION BETWEEN SMOKE OPACITIES AS DETERMINED BY TRANSMISSOMETER READINGS AND VISUhL OBSERVATIONS A Thesis by JOHN HERSCHEL MARTIN Approved as to style...

  19. An investigation of the longitudinal effects of the Chapter 1 reading component from 1982 through 1987

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    Burnett, Joyce Kay

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Chapter 1 participants. The following data were collected from cumulative folders for each school year: grade level, Chapter 1 status, California Achievement Tests (CAT) total reading score, and CAT level and form (C or D). The data were analyzed... Discussion Implications for Schools Implications for Research. 11 18 31 33 33 34 34 37 37 40 40 44 50 51 51 55 56 REFERENCES VITA Page 57 60 LIST OF TABLES TABLE 1 TABLE 2 Grade Level of Subjects. Grade Level Students First...

  20. Spin Wave Diffraction Control and Read-out with a Quantum Memory for Light

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    Gabriel Htet; David Gury-Odelin

    2015-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A scheme for control and read-out of diffracted spins waves to propagating light fields is presented. Diffraction is obtained via sinusoidally varying lights shifts and ideal one-to-one mapping to light is realized using a gradient echo quantum memory. We also show that dynamical control of the diffracted spin waves spatial orders can be implemented to realize a quantum pulse sequencer for temporal modes that have high time-bandwidth products. Full numerical solutions suggest that both co-propagating and couterpropagating light shift geometries can be used, making the proposal applicable to hot and cold atomic vapours as well as solid state systems with two-level atoms.

  1. A review of "Reading Early Modern Womens Writing" by Paul Salzman

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    Campbell, Julie D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    r e v i e w s 193 There is much in these writings to interest social historians too. Anne records details of domestic affairs, including references to beauty, clothes, pregnancy and childbirth, and the management of her servants, but also....00. Review by Ju l i e D Ca m p b e l l , ea s t e r n il l i n o i s un i v e r s i t y . Salzman?s study of the history of reading early modern English women?s writing has two key features: it provides a general overview of the women writers who...

  2. Design and performance testing of the read-out boards for the CMS-DT chambers

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    Fernndez, C; Marin, J; Oller, J C; Willmott, C

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Read-out boards (ROB) are one of the key elements of readout system for CMS barrel muon drift chambers. To insure proper and reliable operation under all detector environmental conditions an exhaustive set of tests have been developed and performed on the 30 pre-series ROB's before production starts. These tests include operation under CMS radiation conditions to detect and estimate SEU rates, validation with real chamber signals and trigger rates, studies of time resolution and linearity, crosstalk analysis, track pattern generation for calibration and on-line tests, and temperature cycling to uncover marginal conditions. We present the status of the ROB and tests results. (5 refs).

  3. Animal-Assisted Literacy Instruction for Students With Identified Learning Disabilities: Examining the Effects of Incorporating a Therapy Dog into Guided Oral Reading Sessions

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    Treat, Wendy Abigail

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Singleton, C. (2005). Dyslexia and oral reading errors.Greaney, K. (2010). Defining dyslexia. Journal of LearningA for more information). Dyslexia: According to Tunmer &

  4. Optical read out and feedback cooling of a nanostring optomechanical cavity

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    Krause, Alex G; Painter, Oskar

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical measurement of the motion of a 940 kHz mechanical resonance of a silicon nitride nanostring resonator is demonstrated with a read out noise imprecision reaching 37 dB below that of the resonator's zero-point fluctuations. Via intensity modulation of the optical probe laser, radiation pressure feedback is used to cool and damp the mechanical mode from an initial room temperature occupancy of $\\bar{n}_{b} = 6.5 \\times 10^6$ ($T_{b}=295$K) down to a phonon occupation of $\\langle n \\rangle = 66 \\pm 10$, representing a mode temperature of $T_{m} \\approx 3$mK. The five decades of cooling is enabled by the system's large single-photon cooperativity $(C_{1} = 4)$ and high quantum efficiency of optical motion detection ($\\eta_{t} = 0.27$).

  5. Efficient Graph Based Assembly of Short-Read Sequences on Hybrid Core Architecture

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    Sczyrba, Alex; Pratap, Abhishek; Canon, Shane; Han, James; Copeland, Alex; Wang, Zhong; Brewer, Tony; Soper, David; D'Jamoos, Mike; Collins, Kirby; Vacek, George

    2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced architectures can deliver dramatically increased throughput for genomics and proteomics applications, reducing time-to-completion in some cases from days to minutes. One such architecture, hybrid-core computing, marries a traditional x86 environment with a reconfigurable coprocessor, based on field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. In addition to higher throughput, increased performance can fundamentally improve research quality by allowing more accurate, previously impractical approaches. We will discuss the approach used by Convey?s de Bruijn graph constructor for short-read, de-novo assembly. Bioinformatics applications that have random access patterns to large memory spaces, such as graph-based algorithms, experience memory performance limitations on cache-based x86 servers. Convey?s highly parallel memory subsystem allows application-specific logic to simultaneously access 8192 individual words in memory, significantly increasing effective memory bandwidth over cache-based memory systems. Many algorithms, such as Velvet and other de Bruijn graph based, short-read, de-novo assemblers, can greatly benefit from this type of memory architecture. Furthermore, small data type operations (four nucleotides can be represented in two bits) make more efficient use of logic gates than the data types dictated by conventional programming models.JGI is comparing the performance of Convey?s graph constructor and Velvet on both synthetic and real data. We will present preliminary results on memory usage and run time metrics for various data sets with different sizes, from small microbial and fungal genomes to very large cow rumen metagenome. For genomes with references we will also present assembly quality comparisons between the two assemblers.

  6. Identification and codon reading properties of 5-cyanomethyl uridine, a new modified nucleoside found in the anticodon wobble position of mutant haloarchaeal isoleucine tRNAs

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    Mandal, Debabrata

    Most archaea and bacteria use a modified C in the anticodon wobble position of isoleucine tRNA to base pair with A but not with G of the mRNA. This allows the tRNA to read the isoleucine codon AUA without also reading the ...

  7. Analysis of the principal's perceptions of the implementation and impact of the accelerated reader and other selected reading strategies used by Texas gold performance elementary schools

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    Elmore, Olivia Carol

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    ) to identify the principal??s perception of the levels of implementation and impact of selected reading strategies used by selected elementary schools in Texas to improve student success in reading and (2) to determine the principal??s perception of the extent...

  8. Rosalie Wells / Woolf Essay Prize 2013 "It was certainly an odd monster that one made up by reading the historians first and the

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    Lasenby, Joan

    in a kitchen chopping up suet" What is the benefit of reading history alongside literature and vice versa intense in the 16th and 17th centuries. Reading history alongside literature and vice versa is not merely? Virginia Woolf presented us with the perplexing paradox of women in history in `A room of one's own'; `She

  9. Abstract--This paper presents a wireless, battery-free, platform for sensing and computation that is powered and read

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    Herr, Hugh

    that is powered and read by a standards compliant Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Class 1 Generation 1 protocol. When queried, the platform communicates of the WISP along with its implementation as a PCB allows for flexible integration of arbitrary low-power

  10. Reading achievement of English language learners in 50/50 and 90/10 two-way dual language programs

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    Cox, Nano Kathleen

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    My study investigated the effects of two 50/50 and two 90/10 two-way dual language programs on the reading achievement of 76 English Language Learners (ELLs) from the end of third grade to the end of fourth grade. My study used both quantitative...

  11. READ AND SIGN THE PARTIAL ASSUMPTION OF RISK ON REVERSE Risk Management 12/2012 Risk Management

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    Oregon, University of

    READ AND SIGN THE PARTIAL ASSUMPTION OF RISK ON REVERSE Risk Management 12/2012 Risk Management Conditions of Volunteer Service Please send completed form to the Office of Risk Management: riskmanagement ___________________________________________ (name/title of department supervisor) and the Office of Risk Management, (541) 346-8316, within 24 hours

  12. Reading achievement of English language learners in 50/50 and 90/10 two-way dual language programs

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    Cox, Nano Kathleen

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    My study investigated the effects of two 50/50 and two 90/10 two-way dual language programs on the reading achievement of 76 English Language Learners (ELLs) from the end of third grade to the end of fourth grade. My study used both quantitative...

  13. Electronic Dissertation/Thesis Submittal Checklist PLEASE READ THIS CHECKLIST IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS CHECKLIST WILL HELP YOU

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    Raina, Ramesh

    Electronic Dissertation/Thesis Submittal Checklist PLEASE READ THIS CHECKLIST IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS CHECKLIST WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE SUBMITTAL PROCESS OF YOUR DISSERTATION/THESIS. Before you begin: Review an electronic dissertation/thesis. You can establish a login and password at the Proquest submission site

  14. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 44, NO. 1, JANUARY 2008 193 A New Read Channel Model for Patterned Media Storage

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    Siegel, Paul H.

    domain "islands" may provide an alternative to conventional continuous media. For this new type of mediaIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 44, NO. 1, JANUARY 2008 193 A New Read Channel Model for Patterned Media Storage Seyhan Karakulak, Paul H. Siegel, Fellow, IEEE, Jack K. Wolf, Life Fellow, IEEE

  15. (2004). New Research for New Media: Innovative Research Methodologies Symposium Working Papers and Readings, pp. 47-66.

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    Herring, Susan

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (2004). New Research for New Media: Innovative Research Methodologies Symposium Working Papers and Readings, pp. 47-66. Content Analysis for New Media: Rethinking the Paradigm Susan C. Herring Indiana available to them a panoply of new media as sources for research questions, data, and analytical methods

  16. Acknowledgments The National Reading Panel wishes to express its gratitude to the following individuals for their contributions

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    Rau, Don C.

    .D. Linnea Ehri, Ph.D. Gwenette Ferguson, M.Ed. Norma Garza, C.P.A. Michael L. Kamil, Ph.D. Cora Bagley.D. Joanna Williams, Ph.D. Dale Willows, Ph.D. Joanne Yatvin, Ph.D. MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL READING PANEL Comprehension Michael L. Kamil, Chair Gwenette Ferguson Norma Garza Thomas Trabasso JoannaWilliams Fluency S

  17. Bilingual Poetry Reading by two renowned poets of the African Diaspora: Cuban Nancy Morejn and Brazilian Salgado Maranho

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    Noble, James S.

    Bilingual Poetry Reading by two renowned poets of the African Diaspora: Cuban Nancy Morejn and Brazilian Salgado Maranho Nancy Morejn is one of the most distinguished poets who emerged after the Cuban's leading contemporary poets. His collected poems, The Color of the Word, won Brazil's highest award

  18. Pooled ORF Expression Technology (POET) USING PROTEOMICS TO SCREEN POOLS OF OPEN READING FRAMES FOR PROTEIN EXPRESSION*S

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    Pooled ORF Expression Technology (POET) USING PROTEOMICS TO SCREEN POOLS OF OPEN READING FRAMES developed a pooled ORF expression technology, POET, that uses recombinational cloning and proteomic methods are greatly simplified. Small scale expression and purification of 12 positive clones identified by POET from

  19. The coupling between eye movements and cognition varies with the task at hand. In tasks like reading, the eyes

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    Logan, Gordon D.

    The coupling between eye movements and cognition varies with the task at hand. In tasks like reading, the eyes are "the window to the soul," moving with each step of the underlying process, the coupling is looser. People tend to look at certain locations, but the sequence of eye movements

  20. ServicePac Maintenance Service Agreement NOTICE: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS UNDER WHICH IBM WILL

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    , engineering change activity, preventive maintenance, microcode/firmware activity, or features and partsServicePac ServicePac Maintenance Service Agreement NOTICE: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS UNDER WHICH IBM WILL PROVIDE SERVICEPAC MAINTENANCE SERVICE TO YOU. IBM WILL PROVIDE THIS SERVICE

  1. The CPT1C 59UTR Contains a Repressing Upstream Open Reading Frame That Is Regulated by Cellular Energy

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    Bedwell, David M.

    further evidence for a role of CPT1C in hypothalamic regulation of energy homeostasis. Citation: Lohse I That Is Regulated by Cellular Energy Availability and AMPK. PLoS ONE 6(9): e21486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021486The CPT1C 59UTR Contains a Repressing Upstream Open Reading Frame That Is Regulated by Cellular

  2. Residential Advisor Application 2014/15 Please read the job description and application process thoroughly, as your

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    Sussex, University of

    Residential Advisor Application 2014/15 Please read the job description and application process the reasons why you want to become an RA and what skills you would bring to the Residential Advisor team. 2 preferred residential areas (e.g. York House, off Campus, East Slope) for your placement and your student

  3. How to Submit a Doctoral Dissertation Become familiar with the requirements by reading the Thesis/Dissertation Guide

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    How to Submit a Doctoral Dissertation Become familiar with the requirements by reading the Thesis/Dissertation://www.gradsch.psu.edu/current/thesis.html for deadlines. Upload a draft of your dissertation for format review to the eTD Web site (http. Defend the dissertation and make any changes required by your committee. This can be done either before

  4. A review of "To Repair the Ruins: Reading Milton" edited by Mary C. Fenton and Louis Schwartz

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    Welch, Anthony

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that deserve the attention he gives them. Mary C. Fenton and Louis Schwartz, eds. To Repair the Ruins: Reading Milton. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, #18;#17;#16;#18;. xii + #1;#30; pp. + #18;#18; illus. $#14;#15;.#17;#17;. Review by #8...

  5. A review of "To Repair the Ruins: Reading Milton" edited by Mary C. Fenton and Louis Schwartz

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    Welch, Anthony

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ;#30; sonnets evoke contrasting patterns of masculine and feminine virtue. A #3;nal set of essays addresses the reading and reception of Milton from the early nineteenth century to the present. Joan Blythe skill- fully traces the roles played by both Milton...

  6. Generation of True 3D Films

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    Nebel, J-C.

    Nebel,J-C. LNCS 2197, International Conference on Virtual Storytelling 2001, September 27-28, 2001, Avignon, France pp 10-19 Springer

  7. True North: A Collection of Short Fiction

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    Christianson, Leah

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Walker on the head with a drumstick. Now, Walker watched me,crack. The front end of my drumstick went flying, followed

  8. True North: A Collection of Short Fiction

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    Christianson, Leah

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Vyborg. It felt like an ice rink sometimes, no? Yes,a good idea to install an ice rink in his basement. Suddenlyhas enough money to put an ice rink in his basement, or at

  9. Letting Go: True autonomy in an AUV

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    Will be needed if we are to explore the ocean beneath Europas ice-covered surface. #12;Satellite images,000 feet Which is which? #12;Face of the Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica `To penetrate this barrier) Distancefromseasurface(m) Start Point Surfacing for GPS position fixing Terrain Following #12;Studies in Upper Ocean

  10. Evolution of the ReadOut System of the ATLAS experiment

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    Borga, A; The ATLAS collaboration; Green, B; Kugel, A; Joos, M; Panduro Vazquez, W; Schumacher, J; Teixeira-Dias, P; Tremblet, L; Vandelli, W; Vermeulen, J; Werner, P; Wickens, F

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ReadOut System (ROS) is a central and essential part of the ATLAS DAQ system. It receives and buffers data of events accepted by the first-level trigger from all subdetectors and first-level trigger subsystems. Event data are subsequently forwarded to the High-Level Trigger system and Event Builder via a 1 GbE-based network. The ATLAS ROS is completely renewed in view of the demanding conditions expected during LHC Run 2 and Run 3, to replace obsolete technologies and space constraints require it to be compact. The new ROS will consist of roughly 100 Linux-based 2U high rack mounted server PCs, each equipped with 2 PCIe I/O cards and two four 10 GbE interfaces. The FPGA-based PCIe I/O cards, developed by the ALICE collaboration, will be configured with ATLAS-specific firmware, the so-called RobinNP firmware. They will provide the connectivity to about 2000 optical point-to-point links conveying the ATLAS event data. This dense configuration provides an excellent test bench for studying I/O efficiency and ...

  11. Apparatus for reading two-dimensional electrophoretograms containing. beta. -ray-emitting labeled compounds

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Anderson, H.L.; Kinnison, W.W.; Lillberg, J.W.

    1985-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for electronically reading planar two-dimensional ..beta..-ray emitter-labeled gel electrophoretograms. A single, flat rectangular multiwire proportional chamber is placed in close proximity to the gel and the assembly placed in an intense uniform magnetic field disposed in a perpendicular manner to the rectangular face of the proportional chamber. Beta rays emitted in the direction of the proportional chamber are caused to execute helical motions which substantially preserve knowledge the coordinates of their origin in the gel. Perpendicularly oriented, parallel wire, parallel plane cathodes electronically sense the location of the ..beta..-rays from ionization generated thereby in a detection gas coupled with an electron avalanche effect resulting from the action of a parallel wire anode located therebetween. A scintillator permits the present apparatus to be rendered insensitive when signals are generated from cosmic rays incident on the proportional chamber. Resolution for concentrations of radioactive compounds in the gel exceeds 700-..mu..m. The apparatus and method of the present invention represent a significant improvement over conventional autoradiographic techniques in dynamic range, linearity and sensitivity of data collection. A concentration and position map for gel electrophoretograms having significant concentrations of labeled compounds and/or highly radioactive labeling nuclides can generally be obtained in less than one hour.

  12. Read/write head having a GMR sensor biased by permanent magnets located between the GMR and the pole shields

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Yuan, Samuel W. (San Carlos, CA); Rottmayer, Robert Earl (Fremont, CA); Carey, Matthew J. (San Jose, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact read/write head having a biased giant magnetoresistive sensor. Permanent magnet films are placed adjacent to the giant magnetoresistive sensor operating in the current-perpendicular-to the-plane (Cpp) mode and spaced with respect to the sensor by conducting films. These permanent magnet films provide a magnetic bias. The bias field is substantial and fairly uniform across sensor height. Biasing of the giant magnetoresistive sensor provides distinguishable response to the rising and falling edges of a recorded pulse on an adjacent recording medium, improves the linearity of the response, and helps to reduce noise. This read/write head is much simpler to fabricate and pattern and provides an enhanced uniformity of the bias field throughout the sensor.

  13. Validation of the Read Out Electronics for the CMS Muon Drift Chambers at Tests Beam in CERN/GIF

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    Fernndez, C; Fouz-Iglesias, M C; Marin, J; Oller, J C; Willmott, C

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Part of the readout system for the CMS muon drift chambers has been tested in test beams at CERN/GIF. Read Out Board (ROB) and HPTD have been validated with signals from a real muon beam, with an structure and flux similar to LHC operating conditions and using one of the chambers produced in CIEMAT already located in the test beam area under normal gas and voltage conditions. (Author) 5 refs.

  14. Investigating the relationship between urban first and second grade classroom teachers' sense of efficacy for literacy instruction and the reading achievement of their highly mobile students

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    Valadez, Corinne Montalvo

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This correlation design study investigated the relationship between urban first and second grade classroom teachersâ?? sense of efficacy for literacy instruction and the reading achievement of their highly mobile students. Teachersâ?? sense...

  15. High-Stakes Reading Assessment and English Oral Language Development: A Study of Third Grade English Language Learners in a Texas School District

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    Acosta, Sandra

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    between oral language and reading performance in third grade Hispanic ELLS, and (c) the impact of instructional program model on ELLs oral language development. Two parallel systematic reviews were conducted searching CSA, Ebsco and Wilson electronic...

  16. Finished Prokaryotic Genome Assemblies from a Low-cost Combination of Short and Long Reads (Seventh Annual Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future (SFAF) Meeting 2012)

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Yin, Shuangye (Broad Institute)

    2013-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Shuangye Yin on "Finished prokaryotic genome assemblies from a low-cost combination of short and long reads" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  17. Ethos and answerability in the novelized epic: passional readings of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh, David Jones's In Parenthesis, and Chenjerai Hove's Bones

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    Sibley, Pamela Jean

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of the incarnated Christ, and Mikhail Bakhtins notion of answerability.? As an alternative to theories of reading and interpretation based on the arbitrariness of linguistic meaning, radical skepticism, and the death of the author, the approach defined...

  18. High-Stakes Reading Assessment and English Oral Language Development: A Study of Third Grade English Language Learners in a Texas School District

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    Acosta, Sandra

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    between oral language and reading performance in third grade Hispanic ELLS, and (c) the impact of instructional program model on ELLs oral language development. Two parallel systematic reviews were conducted searching CSA, Ebsco and Wilson electronic...

  19. MetaVelvet: An Extension of Velvet Assembler to de novo Metagenome Assembly from Short Sequence Reads (Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Sakakibara, Yasumbumi [Keio University

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Keio University's Yasumbumi Sakakibara on "MetaVelvet: An Extension of Velvet Assembler to de novo Metagenome Assembly from Short Sequence Reads" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

  20. Exploring the Additive Benefit of Parental Nurturance Training on Parent and Child Shared Reading Outcomes: A Pilot Intervention Study

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    Terry, Megan

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    , Anita McCormick Jorge Gonzalez Erin McTigue Head of Department, Victor Willson August 2011 Major Subject: School Psychology iii ABSTRACT Exploring the Additive Benefit of Parental Nurturance Training on Parent and Child Shared Reading... and skills. A special thank you goes out to each one of my committee members: Anita McCormick, Jorge Gonzalez, and Erin McTigue. I was blessed to have a team of scholars whose knowledge and passions were so nicely aligned to this project. I am thankful...

  1. Relevance of Upstream Open Reading Frames in eIF5 and Inositol-3-Phosphate Synthase Transcripts in Neurospora crassa

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    Bennett, Christopher

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    understanding of the processes in common for all eukaryotic organisms. 4 CHAPTER II METHODS The sequences of the uORFs in question can be found on-line at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov at the 5? end of I3PS, numbered NCU06666, and eIF5, numbered NCU00366. pJW201...April 2011 Majors: Biology Genetics RELEVANCE OF UPSTREAM OPEN READING FRAMES IN eIF5 AND INOSITOL-3-PHOSPHATE SYNTHASE TRANSCRIPTS IN NEUROSPORA CRASSA Submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University...

  2. Telegraphic prose: The effects of a subjective deletion scheme on the comprehension and reading rate of blind and sighted students.

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    Sheffield, Carol Ann

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for a Speci. fied Percentage of Deletion 114 APPENDIX K: Instructions for Phase II ? Passage and Test 115 APPENDIX L: Index of Agreement Among Sighted Ss on the Rank Order of Words Within Each Sentence 119 APPENDIX M: 10, 30, and 50 Percent... Treatment Conditions 50 14 Mean Reading Time (in minutes) and Standard Deviation for Blind and Sighted Ss in Each of the Four Treatment Conditions 51 15 Mean E and Standard Deviation for Blind and Sighted Ss in Each of the Four Treatment Conditions. 53...

  3. Dealing with the size-of-source effect in the calibration of direct-reading radiation thermometer

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    Saunders, P. [Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, PO Box 31-310, Lower Hutt 5040 (New Zealand)] [Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, PO Box 31-310, Lower Hutt 5040 (New Zealand)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The majority of general-purpose low-temperature handheld radiation thermometers are severely affected by the size-of-source effect (SSE). Calibration of these instruments is pointless unless the SSE is accounted for in the calibration process. Traditional SSE measurement techniques, however, are costly and time consuming, and because the instruments are direct-reading in temperature, traditional SSE results are not easily interpretable, particularly by the general user. This paper describes a simplified method for measuring the SSE, suitable for second-tier calibration laboratories and requiring no additional equipment, and proposes a means of reporting SSE results on a calibration certificate that should be easily understood by the non-specialist user.

  4. DNA and RNA sequencing by nanoscale reading through programmable electrophoresis and nanoelectrode-gated tunneling and dielectric detection

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lee, James W.; Thundat, Thomas G.

    2005-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for performing nucleic acid (DNA and/or RNA) sequencing on a single molecule. The genetic sequence information is obtained by probing through a DNA or RNA molecule base by base at nanometer scale as though looking through a strip of movie film. This DNA sequencing nanotechnology has the theoretical capability of performing DNA sequencing at a maximal rate of about 1,000,000 bases per second. This enhanced performance is made possible by a series of innovations including: novel applications of a fine-tuned nanometer gap for passage of a single DNA or RNA molecule; thin layer microfluidics for sample loading and delivery; and programmable electric fields for precise control of DNA or RNA movement. Detection methods include nanoelectrode-gated tunneling current measurements, dielectric molecular characterization, and atomic force microscopy/electrostatic force microscopy (AFM/EFM) probing for nanoscale reading of the nucleic acid sequences.

  5. www.irp.wisc.edu Supplementary Material for Focus 28.2 This is an electronic supplement to Focus containing links to additional readings and videos related to issue 28.2. The

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    to Focus containing links to additional readings and videos related to issue 28.2. The full text of Focus://www.michigan.gov/documents/MPRI_brochure_108577_7.pdf #12;Video presentation on disconnection "Understanding Disconnected Families" session from://www.wrconference.net/wrconference_2011/jwplayer/DisconnectedFamilies.htm Additional readings and video on "Poverty and poor health: Can

  6. The Effects of Concept Mapping and Questioning on Students Organization and Retention of Science Knowledge While Using Interactive Read-Alouds

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    Berry, Jaime Leigh

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    .......................................................................... 25 Informational Interactive Read-Alouds .......................................... 28 Graphic Organizers ........................................................................ 29 Concept Mapping... are a prerequisite to be productive members of society. First of all, individuals must be able to use scientific processes in everyday decision-making and must possess the scientific background knowledge to make sound decisions (National Standards...

  7. Facilities Executive Vice President Joe Ienuso accepted the Energy New York Award for Leadership on behalf of the University. Read more on page 8.

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    Qian, Ning

    Facilities Executive Vice President Joe Ienuso accepted the Energy New York Award for Leadership on behalf of the University. Read more on page 8. UNIVERSITY RECEIVES ENERGY NEW YORK LEADERSHIP AWARD, I should say Ingrid [Reyes] has been superb handling a renovation that had a lot of challenging

  8. Brain projects think big When you read these words, hundreds of million of nerve cells are electrically and chemically active in your brain. This

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    Segev, Idan

    Brain projects think big When you read these words, hundreds of million of nerve cells are electrically and chemically active in your brain. This activity enables you to recognize words, sense the world, learn, enjoy and create new things, and be curious about the world around you. Indeed, our brain

  9. Jonathan Chang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Chong Wang, Sean Gerrish, and David M. Blei. Reading Tea Leaves: How Humans Interpret Topic Models. Neural Information Processing Systems, 2009.

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    Boyd-Graber, Jordan

    Jonathan Chang, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Chong Wang, Sean Gerrish, and David M. Blei. Reading Tea Leaves: How Humans Interpret Topic Models. Neural Information Processing Systems, 2009. @inproceedings{Chang:Boyd-Graber:Wang:Gerrish:Blei-2009, Author = {Jonathan Chang and Jordan Boyd-Graber and Chong Wang and Sean Gerrish and David M. Blei

  10. Request to be registered for Thompson School Courses Request form for 4 year students to request to be registered for Thompson School courses. Please read and fill

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Request to be registered for Thompson School Courses Request form for 4 year students to request to be registered for Thompson School courses. Please read and fill out this form in its entirety and sign available in the course. *Make sure you request a section that is not restricted to Thompson School students

  11. Request to be registered for Thompson School Courses Request form for 4-year students to request to be registered for Thompson School courses. Please read and fill

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    Pohl, Karsten

    Request to be registered for Thompson School Courses Request form for 4-year students to request to be registered for Thompson School courses. Please read and fill out this form in its entirety and sign available in the course. *Make sure you request a section that is not restricted to Thompson School students

  12. READINGS FOR EVERYONE Davies, P.J., Bubela, B. and Ferguson, J., 1978, The formation of ooids: Sedimentology, v. 25, p. 703-730.

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    Kah, Linda

    OOIDS READINGS FOR EVERYONE Davies, P.J., Bubela, B. and Ferguson, J., 1978, The formation of ooids: Sedimentology, v. 25, p. 703-730. Given, R.K., and Wilkinson, B.H., 1985, Kinetic control of morphology, composition and mineralogy of abiotic sedimentary carbonates: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology v. 55, p. 109

  13. A detailed analysis of next generation sequencing reads of microRNA expression in Barretts Esophagus: absolute versus relative quantification

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    Lee, In-Hee; Hong, Xiaoman; Mathur, Sharad C.; Sharma, Mukut; Rastogi, Amit; Sharma, Prateek; Christenson, Lane K.; Bansal, Ajay

    2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    compared (>1000 vs. 500 vs. 100 vs. <100). The accuracy, precision and recall of NGS to label a miRNA as differentially expressed were 0.71, 0.88 and 0.74 respectively. Conclusion Absolute NGS reads correlated modestly with q...

  14. Student Sign Up Guide This guide will help you with signing up for Via Response. After reading this guide, you will

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    del Barco, Enrique

    device. You must complete all the steps in this guide before you can log in to Via Response! __________________________________________________________________ 1) The rst step is to check your Sign Up for an account in Via Response. To do so, please visitStudent Sign Up Guide This guide will help you with signing up for Via Response. After reading

  15. Algorithms and statistics for advanced DNA analysis For the first time in history, humankind has the ability to easily read and write DNA sequence, a code

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    University of Technology, Sydney

    , humankind has the ability to easily read and write DNA sequence, a code which describes the very essence of life itself. Global DNA sequencing operations currently generate 30TB data every day and the rate of this data generation more than doubles every year, outpacing Moore's Law. Sequence analysis has entered

  16. The effect of individualized self-paced single-gender classrooms on reading and math scores at the mclennan county challenge academy in Waco, Texas

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    Martin, Marilyn Ann

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The intent of this study is to determine the effects on the reading and math scores of females segregated into single-gender alternative classrooms that had the benefit of an individualized, self-paced curriculum. The Challenge Academy testing clerk...

  17. Acknowledgement of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policy We have read and understand the "Georgia Institute of Technology Student Policy on Alcohol and Illegal

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    Sherrill, David

    Acknowledgement of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policy We have read and understand the "Georgia Institute of Technology Student Policy on Alcohol and Illegal Drugs" and shall enforce these provisions with the leaders of the organization, especially: a. Student Policy on Alcohol and Illegal Drugs b. Student

  18. TacRead, or Tactile Readout Device, is a novel and affordable refreshable braille display. People with blindness perceive braille alphabets formed by

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    Banerjee, Subhashis

    Read. It has been identified as a potential solution to the low-cost Braille display challenge modules have been developed, prototyped and tested. Efforts for fabrication of displays for large not only motivated and driven the process, but kept it pointed towards the right direction as well. About

  19. VOC treatment provided after 20-year legal battle

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    Platt, F.N. Jr. (Killam Associates, Inc., Randolph, NJ (United States))

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article examines the treatment of a Superfund site, the Runyon Watershed just outside of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, for volatile organic compounds. The beginning of treatment was the result of a 20-year legal battle begun in 1971 and resolved after the city's consulting engineering firm designed and implemented a specialized approach to identify and develop key critical issues.

  20. air voc flow: Topics by E-print Network

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

    central air conditioning system on the basis... Liu, J.; Mai, Y.; Liu, X. 2006-01-01 97 Overheat Instability in an Ascending Moist Air Flow as a Mechanism of Hurricane Formation...

  1. Process Development for High Voc CdTe Solar Cells

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    Ferekides, C. S.; Morel, D. L.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a cumulative and final report for Phases I, II and III of this NREL funded project (subcontract # XXL-5-44205-10). The main research activities of this project focused on the open-circuit voltage of the CdTe thin film solar cells. Although, thin film CdTe continues to be one of the leading materials for large-scale cost-effective production of photovoltaics, the efficiency of the CdTe solar cells have been stagnant for the last few years. This report describes and summarizes the results for this 3-year research project.

  2. Energy Saving System to Remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from

    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. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8, 2000Consumption Survey (CBECS) Data 210EnergyEnergy SaverSavingP

  3. Brookhaven National Laboratory - OU I VOC | 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 33 111 1,613PortsmouthBartlesville Energy ResearchAchievingHydraulic Institute StandardsHFBR

  4. Brookhaven National Laboratory - OU III VOC | 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 33 111 1,613PortsmouthBartlesville Energy ResearchAchievingHydraulic Institute StandardsHFBRI/IV

  5. Brookhaven National Laboratory - OU V VOC | Department of Energy

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  6. Brookhaven National Laboratory - OU VI VOC | Department of Energy

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  7. Pulsed Laser Imager for Detecting Hydrocarbon and VOC Emissions |

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  8. The relationship between technology integration reading instruction and reading achievement in high performing campuses as reported by PEIMS and third grade classroom teachers in selected South Texas school districts

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    Bauer, Hilaria

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    the state standards. The study concluded by presenting a series of recommendations to improve t e a c h e r s ? t e c h n o l o g y s k i l l l e v e l s a n d t h e l e v e l o f t e c h n o l o g y i n t e g r a t i o n i n t h e... the implementation of technology in the classroom impacts third grade readers with high reading scores in T A K S . T h e s e c o n d a r y p u r p o s e w a s t o i n v e s t i g a t e t h e d e g r e e o f t e a c h e r s ? t e c h n o l o g y...

  9. Occupational dose reduction at nuclear power plants: Annotated bibliography of selected readings in radiation protection and ALARA. Volume 8

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    Sullivan, S.G.; Khan, T.A.; Xie, J.W. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ALARA Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory publishes a series of bibliographies of selected readings in radiation protection and ALARA in a continuing effort to collect and disseminate information on radiation dose reduction at nuclear power plants. This volume 8 of the series. The abstracts in this bibliography were selected form proceedings of technical meetings and conference journals, research reports, and searches of the Energy Science and Technology database of the US Department of Energy. The subject material of these abstracts relates to the many aspects of radiation protection and dose reduction, and ranges form use of robotics, to operational health physics, to water chemistry. Material on the design, planning, and management of nuclear power stations is included, as well as information on decommissioning and safe storage efforts. Volume 8 contains 232 abstracts, an author index, and a subject index. The author index is specific for this volume. The subject index is cumulative and lists all abstract numbers from volumes 1 to 8. The numbers in boldface indicate the abstracts in this volume; the numbers not in boldface represent abstracts in previous volumes.

  10. Shockley-Read-Hall recombination in pre-filled and photo-filled intermediate band solar cells

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    Mayani, Maryam Gholami; Reenaas, Turid Worren, E-mail: turid.reenaas@ntnu.no [Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim (Norway)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we study how Shockley-Read-Hall (SRH) recombination via energy levels in the bandgap, caused by defects or impurities, affects the performance of both photo-filled and pre-filled intermediate band solar cells (IBSCs). For a pre-filled cell, the IB is half-filled in equilibrium, while it is empty for the photo-filled cell in equilibrium. The energy level, density, and capture cross-sections of the defects/impurities are varied systematically. We find that the photo-filled cells are, in general, less efficient than pre-filled cells, except when the defect level is between the conduction band and the IB. In that case, for a range of light intensities, the photo-filled cell performs better than the pre-filled. When the defect level is at the same energy as the IB, the efficiency is above 82% of the defect-free case, when less than 50% of the states at the IB lead to SRH recombination. This shows that even if SRH recombination via the IB takes place, high efficiencies can be achieved. We also show that band gap optimization can be used to reduce the SRH recombination.

  11. Occupational dose reduction at nuclear power plants: Annotated bibliography of selected readings in radiation protection and ALARA. Volume 7

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    Kaurin, D.G.; Khan, T.A.; Sullivan, S.G.; Baum, J.W. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ALARA Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory publishes a series of bibliographies of selected readings in radiation protection and ALARA in the continuing effort to collect and disseminate information on radiation dose reduction at nuclear power plants. This is volume 7 of the series. The abstracts in this bibliography were selected from proceedings of technical meetings and conferences, journals, research reports, and searches of the Energy Science and Technology database of the US Department of Energy. The subject material of these abstracts relates to radiation protection and dose reduction, and ranges from use of robotics to operational health physics, to water chemistry. Material on the design, planning, and management of nuclear power stations is included, as well as information on decommissioning and safe storage efforts. Volume 7 contains 293 abstract, an author index, and a subject index. The author index is specific for this volume. The subject index is cumulative and lists all abstract numbers from volumes 1 to 7. The numbers in boldface indicate the abstracts in this volume; the numbers not in boldface represent abstracts in previous volumes.

  12. Pulseshape characteristics of a 300 $\\mu$m PR03 R-measuring VELO sensor read out with a Beetle1.3 chip

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    Palacios, A; Buytaert, J; Borel, J; Collins, P; Eckstein, D; Eklund, L; Ferro-Luzzi, M; Jans, E; Ketel, T; Petrie, D; Pivk, M; Tobin, M

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The signal-to-noise, overspill and undershoot characteristics of a VELO module equipped with Beetle1.3 read-out chips have been measured using 120 GeV pions from the SPS test beam facility at CERN. The module consists of a PR03 n-on-n 300 $\\mu$m R measuring prototype sensor and a fully populated K03 hybrid. Results are presented for a single Beetle1.3 chip with a variety of chip parameter settings controlling the pre-amplifier and shaper currents and feedback voltages, with the objective of establishing the performance of the module and understanding its dependence on the read-out chip settings.

  13. A description of the reading and writing development of at-risk first grade children through the introduction of a strategy-based instructional environment

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    Lewis, Sharon Abston

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 1980, p. 133-134) 'The human mind constantly develops strategies for organizing the information it needs for all kinds of purposes" (Goodman, 1986, p. 52) and a good language program will offer the development of comprehension strategies to build... on student strengths (Goodman, 1986). Good reading instruction must have a theory base. Teachers develop their base of experiences including their own interactions. Teachers will develop hypotheses and test them in daily instruction using the learner...

  14. AC 95 - selected readings

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    NONE

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Reports are presented on energy efficiency and conservation in residential buildings. Topics include housing and energy linkages; the people factor; low-income initiatives; green visions; utility programs; affordable comfort; housing as a system; and pressures and air flow in buildings.

  15. Public Reading Room

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  16. True Stories For Fictional Children to Tell in the Dark

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    Borsellino, M.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to mean, exactly?" Jason, however, is still in full uniform. He always takes as long as he can before changing, especially on Saturday nights. It's the worst and best time of the week: best, because he is Robin for the second night running, his... some sleep." It's better when Bruce looks like he wants to slap him or shake him or something. When all the fight goes out of him, Jason's got no choice but to walk off and get changed into something that isn't the Robin suit and lie on his bed...

  17. A True Mode of Union: Reconsidering the Cartesian Human Being

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    Carlson, Amber

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    for my work. vii NOMENCLATURE AT C. Adam and P. Tannery, ed., Oeuvres de Descartes, (revised edition, Paris: Vrin/C.N.R.S., 1964-1976). CSM I John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, and Dugald Murdoch, ed., The Philosophical Writings... of Descartes, Vol. I. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985). CSM II John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, and Dugald Murdoch, ed., The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, Vol. II. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984). CSMK John...

  18. True solar analogues in the open cluster M67

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    K. Biazzo; L. Pasquini; P. Bonifacio; S. Randich; L. R. Bedin

    2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The solar analogues are fundamental targets for a better understanding of our Sun and Solar System. Notwithstanding the efforts, this research is usually limited to field stars. The open cluster M67 offers a unique opportunity to search for solar analogues because its chemical composition and age are very similar to those of our star. In this work, we analyze FLAMES@VLT spectra of about one hundred of M67 main sequence stars with the aim to identify solar analogues. We first determine cluster members which are likely not binaries, by combining both proper motions and radial velocity measurements. Then, we concentrate our analysis on the determination of stellar effective temperature, using the analyzes of line-depth ratios and Halpha wings. Finally, we also compute lithium abundance for all the stars. Thanks to the our analysis, we find ten solar analogues, which allow us to derive a solar color (B-V)=0.649+/-0.016 and a cluster distance modulus of 9.63+/-0.08, very close to values found by previous authors. Among them, five are the best solar twins with temperature determinations within 60 K from the solar values. Our results lead us to do further spectroscopic investigations because the solar analogues candidates are suitable for planet search.

  19. Artificial Metabolism: Towards True Energetic Autonomy in Artificial Life

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    West of England, University of the

    is feasible and it can provide sufficient power for a mobile robot platform to execute photo tactic `pulsed but its batteries need to be charged by a human prior to its release. On completion of the task or in the event of the bat- tery charge level getting low the robot returns to a base for recharging and/or new

  20. A true sense of security | Argonne National Laboratory

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    spread through the subway? How long would it take to empty a stadium in case of an attack? In the aftermath of 911, mindful of the subway attacks in Japan, researchers at...

  1. asteroid eros true: Topics by E-print Network

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    the elastic response of rock Richardson Jr., James E. 33 Mirror matter in the solar system: New evidence for mirror matter from Eros HEP - Phenomenology (arXiv) Summary:...

  2. The dream is a lie, but the dreaming is true

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    Vallecillo, Albert

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is about establishing the attributes of sense of place, rather than placelessness, through the observation of what makes a community have the qualities that it does. What is it in its physical, cultural, climatic ...

  3. What is the true exceptional set in Gross' Theorem?

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    [2] L.I. Volkovyskii, Research on the type problem of a simply connected Rie-. mann surface, Proc. Steklov Inst. Math., XXXIV, Moscow 1950. (Russian). 1.

  4. Mansour's Conjecture is True for Random DNF Formulas Adam Klivans

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    Lee, Homin K.

    University atw12@cs.columbia.edu March 9, 2010 Abstract In 1994, Y. Mansour conjectured that for every DNF

  5. LH0091TrueRMStoDCConverter September 1993

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    X OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS Rated Output Voltage RLt2 5 kX 10 V Output Short Circuit Current 22 mA Output Ratio RSs10 kX 90 dB PSRR Supply Voltage Rejection Ratio RSs10 kX 96 dB ISC Output Short-Circuit Current Voltage g22V Input Voltage g15V peak Output Short Circuit Duration Continuous Operating Temperature Range

  6. Y-12 uranium storage facility?a dream come true?

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    ranks and actually provides the first impedance for the just finished highly enriched uranium storage facility. Recently the Highly Enriched Uranium Material Facility was...

  7. Step 6: Make Your Workforce True Partners | Department of Energy

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    as they arise. Engaging partners to find solutions in areas over which they have some control (e.g., work orders, evaluation reports) will help maintain buy-in, while...

  8. Producing a True Lignin Depolymerase for Biobleaching Softwood Kraft Pulp

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    Simo Sarkanen

    2002-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This project constituted an intensive effort devoted to producing, from the white-rot fungus Tramets Cingulata, a lignin degrading enzyme (lignin depolymerase) that is directly able to biobleach or delignify softwood kraft pulp brownstock. To this end, the solutions in which T. cingulata was grown contained dissolved kraft lignin which fulfilled two functions; it behaved as a lignin deploymerase substrate and it also appeared to act as an inducer of enzyme expression. However, the lignin depolymerase isoenzymes (and other extracellular T. cingulata enzymes) interacted very strongly with both the kraft lignin components and the fungal hypae, so the isolating these proteins from the culture solutions proved to be unexpectedly difficult. Even after extensive experimentation with a variety of protein purification techniques, only one approach appeared to be capable of purifying lignin depolymerases to homogeneity. Unfortunately the procedure was extremely laborious; it involved the iso electric focusing of concentrated buffer-exchanged culture solutions followed by electro-elution of the desired protein bands from the appropriate polyacrylamide gel segments

  9. Shrinking and the True Power Spectrum at Decoupling

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    B. A. C. C. Bassett; P. K. S. Dunsby; G. F. R. Ellis

    1994-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we examine the change in the estimated spatial power spectra at decoupling due to the effects of our clumpy universe which modify observational distances. We find that scales at decoupling can be significantly underestmated in our approximation of neglecting the shear of the ray bundle. We compare our results with other work on lensing and speculate on the implications for structure formation. In particular we examine a proposal to use the position of the first Doppler peak to determine $\\Omega$, and find that shrinking will modify the esimated curvature, so that it must be included to obtain an accurate estimate of $\\Omega$. Finally we consider future applications and improvements of our results.

  10. Maintaining True Believers: The Evolution and Moderation of Extremist Movements

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    McKinney, Matthew James

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Social Movement Theory (SMT) as a primary tool of analysis.the theoretical lenses of SMT have served as a means ofof comparative works in SMT have revolutionized the way in

  11. True structure of pnictide 122 superconductors revealed | ornl.gov

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  12. Hydro Power to Make the American Dream Come True

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  13. Crayola's True Color Shines Through: Green | Department of Energy

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  14. Integrated Microinverters for Enabling True ACPV Modules | Department of

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  15. TruePeak Process Laser Analyzer | Department of Energy

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  16. How to Calculate the True Cost of Steam

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  17. A pixel unit-cell targeting 16 ns resolution and radiation hardness in a column read-out particle vertex detector

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    Wright, M.; Millaud, J.; Nygren, D.

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A pixel unit cell (PUC) circuit architecture, optimized for a column read out architecture, is reported. Each PUC contains an integrator, active filter, comparator, and optional analog store. The time-over-threshold (TOT) discriminator allows an all-digital interface to the array periphery readout while passing an analog measure of collected charge. Use of (existing) radiation hard processes, to build a detector bump-bonded to a pixel readout array, is targeted. Here, emphasis is on a qualitative explanation of how the unique circuit implementation benefits operation for Super Collider (SSC) detector application.

  18. Formation of SiGe nanocrystals embedded in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} for the application of write-once-read-many-times memory

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    Wu, Min-Lin; Wu, Yung-Hsien; Lin, Chia-Chun; Chen, Lun-Lun [Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing-Hua University, 300 Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The structure of SiGe nanocrystals embedded in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} formed by sequential deposition of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Si/Ge/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and a subsequent annealing was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and its application for write-once-read-many-times (WORM) memory devices was explored in this study. By applying a -10 V pulse for 1 s, a large amount of holes injected from Si substrate are stored in the nanocrystals and consequently, the current at +1.5 V increases by a factor of 10{sup 4} as compared to that of the initial state. Even with a smaller -5 V pulse for 1 {mu}s, a sufficiently large current ratio of 36 can still be obtained, verifying the low power operation. Since holes are stored in nanocrystals which are isolated from Si substrate by Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} with good integrity and correspond to a large valence band offset with respect to Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, desirable read endurance up to 10{sup 5} cycles and excellent retention over 100 yr are achieved. Combining these promising characteristics, WORM memory devices are appropriate for high-performance archival storage applications.

  19. Reading data stored in the state of metastable defects in silicon using band-band photoluminescence: Proof of concept and physical limits to the data storage density

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    Rougieux, F. E.; Macdonald, D. [Research School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The state of bistable defects in crystalline silicon such as iron-boron pairs or the boron-oxygen defect can be changed at room temperature. In this letter, we experimentally demonstrate that the chemical state of a group of defects can be changed to represent a bit of information. The state can then be read without direct contact via the intensity of the emitted band-band photoluminescence signal of the group of defects, via their impact on the carrier lifetime. The theoretical limit of the information density is then computed. The information density is shown to be low for two-dimensional storage but significant for three-dimensional data storage. Finally, we compute the maximum storage capacity as a function of the lower limit of the photoluminescence detector sensitivity.

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    CONFERENCE HOUSING INDIVIDUAL HOUSING AGREEMENT I acknowledge that I have read this Agreement be arranged with the Conference Housing Coordinator if space and time permits, for which fees may apply Housing, Early Arrival and Winter Break reservations: non-refundable deposit equal to $125

  1. We welcome your interest in the School of Management (SOM). Because of the extremely competitive nature of internal transfer to the programs in SOM, we urge you to read this document carefully.

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    WELCOME We welcome your interest in the School of Management (SOM). Because of the extremely competitive nature of internal transfer to the programs in SOM, we urge you to read this document carefully credit or other academic issues to: SchoolofManagementAcademicAdvisingOffice Academic Building A 607

  2. MAROC: Multi-Anode ReadOut Chip for MaPMTs P. Barrillon, S. Blin, M. Bouchel, T. Caceres, C. de La Taille, member IEEE, G. Martin, P. Puzo, N. Seguin-Moreau

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MAROC: Multi-Anode ReadOut Chip for MaPMTs P. Barrillon, S. Blin, M. Bouchel, T. Caceres, C. de La, the MAROC chip has been tested at LAL. Despite a substrate coupling effect which affects the performance during beam tests at CERN in October 2006. I. INTRODUCTION MAROC is the readout chip designed

  3. Don't return to employment after retiring from the Florida Retirement System until you read this booklet. This publication describes the consequences of returning to FRS-covered employment

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Don't return to employment after retiring from the Florida Retirement System until you read this booklet. This publication describes the consequences of returning to FRS-covered employment during if you return to work for any public or private sector employer; there are no reemployment exceptions

  4. Reading Out Visual Information from Populations of Neurons in ITC and PFC Ethan Meyers1,2, David Freedman3,4, Earl Miller1,3, Gabriel Kreiman2,5, Tomaso Poggio1,2

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    Kreiman, Gabriel

    Reading Out Visual Information from Populations of Neurons in ITC and PFC Ethan Meyers1,2, David were trained on the firing rates of 256 randomly chosen neurons from either ITC or PFC (only neurons/trial choice) is the main statistic we report. 443 ITC, 525 PFC neurons were recording from two rhesus macaque

  5. Signal modeling of high-purity Ge detectors with a small read-out electrode and application to neutrinoless double beta decay search in Ge-76

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    M. Agostini; C. A. Ur; D. Budj; E. Bellotti; R. Brugnera; C. M. Cattadori; A. di Vacri; A. Garfagnini; L. Pandola; S. Schnert

    2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The GERDA experiment searches for the neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76 using high-purity germanium detectors enriched in Ge-76. The analysis of the signal time structure provides a powerful tool to identify neutrinoless double beta decay events and to discriminate them from gamma-ray induced backgrounds. Enhanced pulse shape discrimination capabilities of "Broad Energy Germanium" detectors with a small read-out electrode have been recently reported. This paper describes the full simulation of the response of such a detector, including the Monte Carlo modeling of radiation interaction and subsequent signal shape calculation. A pulse shape discrimination method based on the ratio between the maximum current signal amplitude and the event energy applied to the simulated data shows quantitative agreement with the experimental data acquired with calibration sources. The simulation has been used to study the survival probabilities of the decays which occur inside the detector volume and are difficult to assess experimentally. Such internal decay events are produced by the cosmogenic radio-isotopes Ge-68 and Co-60 and the neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76. Fixing the experimental acceptance of the double escape peak of the 2.614 MeV photon to 90%, the estimated survival probabilities at Qbb = 2.039 MeV are (86+-3)% for Ge-76 neutrinoless double beta decays, (4.5+-0.3)% for the Ge-68 daughter Ga-68, and (0.9+0.4-0.2)% for Co-60 decays.

  6. Reading Attitudes as a Predictor of Latino Adolescents' Reading Comprehension

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    Crosby, Robert

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the School, 8, 1-11. Droop, M. , & Verhoeven, L. (2003).12, 351-371. Netten, A. , Droop, M. , & Verhoeven, L. (often than Norwegian. Similarly, Droop and Verhoeven (2003)

  7. Reading Old Codger's Combinatorics Colloquium November 2008 at Reading University

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    Banaji,. Murad

    of Latin squares 15.30 ­ 16.10 Tea 16.10 ­ 16.50 N.L. Biggs A matrix method for flow polynomials The Old of the five speakers, namely Norman Biggs, Douglas Woodall and Dominic Welsh played a crucial role in shaping

  8. Section name Biomimetics at Reading

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    world and these can be used as the basis for new technologies. Because nature tends to be very economical with energy, bioinspired technologies have the potential to provide cleaner, greener solutions technologies. Researchers in the Centre enjoy excellent collaborative links with both other universities

  9. Reading File Bonneville Power Administration

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    reply refer to: PG-5 Ms. Renata Kurschner Director, Generation Resource Management B.C. Hydro and Power Authority 691 1 Southpoint Drive, 1 5th Floor Burnaby, B.C. V3N 4 x 8 Dear...

  10. Teaching and Testing Mathematics Reading

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    Page 1 ... calculations we put on the exam and most don't master the theory to the point that they ... to convince our students that, in the long run, understanding what the ... Now, who can remind us of the definition of eigenvalue and tell some.

  11. Reading, Language, & The Brain: Research,

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    socioeconomic groups, Economically disadvantaged children, English language learners, and students with Dyslexia speech-sound disorders and dyslexia. HTI serves to communicate this knowledge to the public through

  12. Rational readings on environmental concerns

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    Lehr, J.H. [ed.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This book offers a wide range of insights on the state of environmental science today, including many alternative interpretations. Chapters include the following subjects: agricultural chemicals, asbestos, biotechnology; DDT; dioxin; electromagnetic radiation; ground water contamination; nuclear energy; ionizing radiation; global warming; wetlands.

  13. CARBONATE REEFS READINGS FOR EVERYONE

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    Kah, Linda

    Borden Peninsula, Arctic Canada: Sedimentology, 43, p. 827-848. Turner, E.C., Narbonne, G.M., and James)?: Sedimentology, v. 43, p. 947-971. #12;

  14. Energize Your Students to Read

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField Campaign:INEAWater UseCElizabethTwoJaniceEnerG2Energetics of Hydrogen .

  15. Public Reading Room | Jefferson Lab

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > TheNuclear Press Releases ArchiveServices »ProjectsPublicA Seven-Cell

  16. Supplementary Information for: Diurnally Resolved Particulate and VOC Measurements at a Rural Site: Indication of

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    heights were roughly between 400 and 2200m, as deduced from potential temperature and water vapour, as calculated using the approach described in the text. #12;Supplementary Information for Regional BTEX Values

  17. Pilot-scale study of the solar detoxification of VOC-contaminated groundwater

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    Mehos, M.; Turchi, C. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Pacheco, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Boegel, A.J.; Merrill, T.; Stanley, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Solar Detoxification Field Experiment was designed to investigate the photocatalytic decomposition of organic contaminants in groundwater at a Superfund site at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The process uses ultraviolet (UV) energy, available in sunlight, in conjunction with the photocatalyst, titanium dioxide, to decompose organic chemicals into nontoxic compounds. The field experiment was developed by three federal laboratories: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNLA), and LLNL. The US Department of Energy funded the experiment. The objectives of the pilot-scale study included the advancement of the solar technology into a nonlaboratory waste-remediation environment the compilation of test data to help guide laboratory research and future demonstrations and the development of safe operational procedures. Results of the pilot study are discussed, emphasizing the effect of several process variables on the system performance. These variables include alkalinity, catalyst loading, flow velocity through the reactor, and incident solar UV radiation. The performance of the solar detoxification process are discussed as it relates to concentrating and nonconcentrating collectors.

  18. Technical Assistance to Ohio Closure Sites Technologies to Address Excavated VOC Contaminated Soil

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    Hazen, Terry

    and available solar heat. This report focuses on design features and recommendations for implementing disposal, passive soil venting, enhanced soil venting, zero-valent iron, anaerobic bioremediation, aerobic and functional design requirements (equipment, flow rates, options, issues, cautions, etc.).The design

  19. Southern California Edison's (SCE) Research Program for Industrial Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions Control

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    Sung, R. D.; Cascone, R.; Reese, J.

    emission sources, SCE has identified and evaluated a number of alternative solutions and is currently implementing four demonstrations for promising technologies. The SCE program focuses on three major strategies: (1) reformulation, (2) application... is primarily a three-pronged approach, consisting of problem identification, alternatives evaluation, and technology demonstrations. For problem identification, the main thrust was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the California state and the South...

  20. Energy efficient indoor VOC air cleaning with activated carbon fiber (ACF) filters Meera A. Sidheswaran a

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    to reduce the energy required for heating and cooling of ventilation air by 35% to almost 50%. 2011 Keywords: Activated carbon fiberVolatile organic compoundIndoor pollutantEnergy efficient ventilation a b allow reduced rates and energy consumption for outdoor air ventilation. We evaluated the use of ACF

  1. Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions - Presentation...

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

    Washington, D.C. on June 1-2, 2011. flexiblechpcygan.pdf More Documents & Publications Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Efficiency Greenpower Trap Mufflerl System GNEP...

  2. ARTIFACT FORMATION IN HIGH VOLUME SAMPLING OF VOC's AND SOLID ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    when sampling polluted air. Purified air containing 180 ppbv ozone seems to destroy PAH according Atmospheriques, Boite 7059, UNIVERSITE PARIS 7, 2, place Jussieu, 75251 PARIS Cedex 05 ABSTRACT Pollutants from well s solid (SOC's) organic compounds. High volume samplers are commonly used m air quality

  3. Using Pre-Modeled Scenarios to Estimate Groundwater VOC Concentrations Resulting from Vadose Zone Sources

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    Oostrom, Martinus; Truex, Michael J.; Rice, Amy K.; Johnson, Christian D.; Carroll, Kenneth C.; Becker, Dave; Simon, Michelle A.

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Soil vapor extraction (SVE) is a prevalent remediation approach for volatile contaminants in the vadose zone. To support selection of an appropriate endpoint for the SVE remedy, an evaluation is needed to determine whether vadose zone contamination has been diminished sufficiently to protect groundwater. When vapor-phase transport is an important component of the overall contaminant fate and transport from a vadose zone source, the contaminant concentration expected in groundwater is controlled by a limited set of parameters, including specific site dimensions, vadose zone properties, and source characteristics. An approach was developed for estimating the contaminant concentration in groundwater resulting from a contaminant source in the vadose zone based on pre-modeling contaminant transport for a matrix of parameter value combinations covering a range of potential site conditions. An interpolation and scaling process are then applied to estimate groundwater impact for site-specific conditions.

  4. Copyright (c) 2000 Water Environment Federation. All Rights Reserved. Odors and VOC Emissions 2000

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    Ni, Jiqin "Jee-Chin"

    . This paper documents burst releases of H2S recorded with a state-of-the-art field measurement system in two fan operation times and differential static pressures. Concentrations of H2S in the sampled air streams were measured with an H2S converter and an SO2 analyzer for each building. Sample air

  5. Non-Incineration Treatment to Reduce Benzene and VOC Emissions from Green Sand Molding Systems

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    Fred S. Cannon; Robert C. Voigt

    2002-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Final report describing laboratory, pilot scale and production scale evaluation of advanced oxidation systems for emissions and cost reduction in metal casting green sand systems.

  6. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemistry and Physics Vehicular emission of volatile organicY. , and Huang, Y. S. : Emission factors and characteristicslight-duty vehicle emissions, Environ. Sci. Technol. , 30,

  7. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2004. Haszpra, L. and Szilagyi, I. : Non-methane hydrocarbonet al. , 1990; Haszpra and Szilagyi, 1994; Gertler et al. ,

  8. Modeling indoor exposures to VOCs and SVOCs as ventilation rates vary

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    Parthasarathy, Srinandini

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Particle deposition and resuspension are modeled as a first-The deposition and resuspension rate constants, as well as

  9. CSTB / CTBA Wood Preservation -Cannes 2001 MEASUREMENT OF VOC EMISSIONS FROM CURATIVE TREATED WOOD

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has prepared the draft international standard ISO/DIS 16000 analytical methods are needed. The aim of this paper is to present the new standards prepared by the European

  10. Analysis of InAs/GaAs quantum dot solar cells using Suns-Voc measurements

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    Beattie, N. S.; Zoppi, G.; See, P.; Farrer, I.; Duchamp, M.; Morrison, D. J.; Miles, R. W.; Ritchie, D. A.

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    . Appl. Phys. 32 (1961) 510. [10] G. Wei, K. Shiu, N.C. Giebink, S.R. Forrest, Thermodynamic limits of quantum photovoltaic cell efficiency, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91 (2007) 223507. [11] A. Mart, A. Luque, Comment on Thermodynamics limits of quantum photo... /GaAs quantum dot solar cells and the influence on the open circuit voltage, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (2010) 123505. [26] A. Mart, A. Luque, Next Generation Photovoltaics: High Efficiency Through Full Spectrum Utilization, IOP Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2004. [27] H...

  11. A Coupled Airflow and Source/Sink Model for Simulating Indoor VOC and Q. Chen2

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    , building ventilation systems are designed to maintain thermal comfort while controlling carbon dioxide

  12. Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy Chinaof EnergyImpactOnSTATEMENT8.pdf More DocumentsFlash_2010_-24.pdf

  13. Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO, and VOC Emissions - Presentation by

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

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  14. Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions - Fact Sheet, 2014 |

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  15. NMED COMMENTS ITEM 3 REVISE VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) TARGET ANALYTE LIST

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  16. Brookhaven National Laboratory - OU I/IV VOC | 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 1112011AT&T, Inc.'s ReplyApplicationCommitteeBringing A Woman's VoiceEnergy OfficialOU

  17. Back to Article page Steven Shapin

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    Shapin, Steven

    , at least not in a way that allows non-cyclists to read our instructions, get on their bikes and ride off. They had effectively concealed their true identity, but there were several signs that could give away

  18. Additivity of detector responses of a portable direct-reading 10. 2 eV photoionization detector and a flame ionization gas chromatograph for atmospheres of multicomponent organics: use of PID/FID ratios

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    Lee, I.N.; Hee, S.S.Q.; Clark, C.S.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The H-Nu PI-101 with a photoionization detector (PID) of 10.2 eV and Century OVA-128 equipped with a flame ionization detector (FID) were evaluated for the additivity of their responses to a defined mixtures of dissimilar organic vapors at a 0 and 90% relative humidity (RH). The responses of both instruments were additive as long as the effect of RH was accounted for the PID. The PI-101 was not as precise as the Century OVA-128 for 90% RH atmospheres. PID/FID ratios did not change in the presence of 90% RH as long as the effect of RH also was accounted for in the PID reading. The compounds investigated included: toluene, benzaldehyde; 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, methyl chloroform, methylene dichloride, methyl ethyl ketone, ethanol and acetonitrile.

  19. Dr Deng Xudong Centre for English Language Communication

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    ? #12;Understanding about review True or False 1. The preparation of a literature review is a three #12;Strategies for writing a LR Search Read Prepare to write Write Indicate the gap #12;Overall;Information Elements Context Review Gap (Purpose) #12;Task 1 Read the first 9 sentences of the Graphene paper

  20. Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices

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    Looney, Adam

    Energy consumption is critical to economic growth and quality of life. America's energy system, however, is malfunctioning. The status quo is characterized by a tilted playing field, where energy choices are based on the ...

  1. A study of the almost sequential mechanism of true ternary fission

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    Tashkhodjaev, R B; Nasirov, A K; von Oertzen, W; Oh, Yongseok

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the collinear ternary fission which is a sequential ternary decay with a very short time between the ruptures of two necks connecting the middle cluster of the ternary nuclear system and outer fragments. In particular, we consider the case where the Coulomb field of the first massive fragment separated during the first step of the fission produces a lower pre-scission barrier in the second step of the residual part of the ternary system. In this case, we obtain a probability of about $10^{-3}$ for the yield of massive clusters such as \

  2. TRUE COLORS: LEDS AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CCT, CRI, OPTICAL SAFETY, MATERIAL DEGRADATION, AND PHOTOBIOLOGICAL STIMULATION

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    Royer, Michael P.

    2014-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document analyzes the optical, material, and photobiological hazards of LED light sources compared to conventional light sources. It documents that LEDs generally produce the same amount of blue light, which is the primary contributor to the risks, as other sources at the same CCT. Duv may have some effect on the amount of blue light, but CRI does not.

  3. Fermat, Leibniz, Euler, and the Gang: The True History of the

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    Nowik, Tahl

    exploits the standard part principle (see Keisler 2012 [67, p. 36]). Mikhail G. Katz is professor of the AMS Volume 61, Number 8 #12;In the context of ordered fields E, the standard part principle

  4. Increase Your Boiler Pressure to Decrease Your Electric Bill: The True Cost of CHP

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    Downing, A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The majority of small scale steam turbine generator projects are installed as an afterthought to overall plant design. As a plant manager or process engineer, the primary concern is providing the process with the thermal load it needs at the lowest...

  5. dance. But, if we assume that the true iron abundance of the hot interstellar medium is

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    Tlusty, Tsvi

    that the hot compo- nent is not in hydrostatic equilibrium and is the basic driving force for the galactic wind outflow of chemically enriched material into the intergalactic medium. Such high- temperature plasmas, D. A. Schwartz, J. Schwarz, J. C. Blades, Astrophys. J. 230, L21 (1979). 9. M. G. Watson, V. Stanger

  6. Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Power Supply For All-Day True Wireless Mobile Computing

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    Brian Wells

    2008-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    PolyFuel has developed state-of-the-art portable fuel cell technology for the portable computing market. A novel approach to passive water recycling within the MEA has led to significant system simplification and size reduction. Miniature stack technology with very high area utilization and minimalist seals has been developed. A highly integrated balance of plant with very low parasitic losses has been constructed around the new stack design. Demonstration prototype systems integrated with laptop computers have been shown in recent months to leading OEM computer manufacturers. PolyFuel intends to provide this technology to its customers as a reference design as a means of accelerating the commercialization of portable fuel cell technology. The primary goal of the project was to match the energy density of a commercial lithium ion battery for laptop computers. PolyFuel made large strides against this goal and has now demonstrated 270 Wh/liter compared with lithium ion energy densities of 300 Wh/liter. Further, more incremental, improvements in energy density are envisioned with an additional 20-30% gains possible in each of the next two years given further research and development.

  7. sion spectra at room temperature18 . The same is not true of the rigid,

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    Cai, Long

    . & Alivisatos, A. Light-emitting diodes made from cadmium selenide nanocrystals and a semiconducting polymer emitting diodes made with CdSe(CdS) core/shell type nanocrystals and a semiconducting polymer. J. Appl, 87068715 (1993). 5. Schlamp, M. C., Peng, X. G. & Alivisatos, A. P. Improved efficiencies in light

  8. SILICON PROCESSING 1. THE TRUE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF A SILICON WAFER

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    Boyer, Edmond

    this temperature rises- moderately and sooner or later, depending on RF- power and gas pressure, it levels off

  9. Analysis of true fully adaptive routing with software-based deadlock recovery

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    Khonsari, A.; Sarbazi-Azad, H.

    Khonsari,A. Sarbazi-Azad,H. Ould-Khaoua,M. Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 71, no. 3 , May 2004 pp 259-270 Elsevier Science

  10. The Property Rights Movement's Embrace of Intellectual Property: True Love or Doomed Relationship?

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    Menell, Peter S.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    business without a network administrator uses Aimster toadministrators remove a video, users can simply upload the file again. http://www.forbes.com/technology/2006/11/28/piracy-networks-

  11. n dreams our deepest wishes become true. Our unconscious brains work unceasingly

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    of "cognitive neuroscience" is leading us closer to the secrets of language. Using PET scans that can map moment-by- moment changes in oxygen consumption in working brains, it is possible to see which areas of the brain conversations. PET scans reveal, for instance, the close proximity of the "motor" areas responsible for speech

  12. Y-12 uranium storage facility?a dream come true,? part 2

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

    2 Last week we introduced Shirley Cox and began a two-part series on her career at Y-12 leading up to the recommendation that the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility be...

  13. Robert Musil and the (de)colonization of "This True Inner Africa"

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    Stuart, Karen Dawn

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mehr ins Bewusstsein tritt. 88 Ibid. III:11, p.362. 89ein, Wald brach unter ihrem Tritt, Und die Sterne liefendieser Beziehungen tritt ein geheimnisvoll schwellendes und

  14. Density functional theory approach to gold-ligand interactions: Separating true effects from artifacts

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    Koppen, Jessica V.; Szcz??niak, Ma?gorzata M., E-mail: bryant@oakland.edu [Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States); Hapka, Micha?; Modrzejewski, Marcin [Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warszawa (Poland); Cha?asi?ski, Grzegorz [Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warszawa (Poland); Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309 (United States)

    2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Donor-acceptor interactions are notoriously difficult and unpredictable for conventional density functional theory (DFT) methodologies. This work presents a reliable computational treatment of gold-ligand interactions of the donor-acceptor type within DFT. These interactions require a proper account of the ionization potential of the electron donor and electron affinity of the electron acceptor. This is accomplished in the Generalized Kohn Sham framework that allows one to relate these properties to the frontier orbitals in DFT via the tuning of range-separated functionals. A donor and an acceptor typically require different tuning schemes. This poses a problem when the binding energies are calculated using the supermolecular method. A two-parameter tuning for the monomer properties ensures that a common functional, optimal for both the donor and the acceptor, is found. A reliable DFT approach for these interactions also takes into account the dispersion contribution. The approach is validated using the water dimer and the (HAuPH{sub 3}){sub 2} aurophilic complex. Binding energies are computed for Au{sub 4} interacting with the following ligands: SCN{sup ?}, benzenethiol, benzenethiolate anion, pyridine, and trimethylphosphine. The results agree for the right reasons with coupled-cluster reference values.

  15. The Insulation Energy Appraisal Assessing the True Value of Insulated System

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    Schell, S.

    Insulation remains a seriously under-utilized technology in the manufacturing and industrial sectors of the economy even though its role in energy efficiency and environmental preservation is clear. The objective of the presentation is to educate...

  16. Doomed to die? Predicting extinction risk in the true hawks Accipitridae

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    Krger, Oliver

    is identifying species at risk from extinction and establishing the most likely factors influencing this risk with lower extinction risk and larger population and range sizes. Species with special habitat requirements the size of the species' gene pool and could be a good marker of extinction risk. The analyses also

  17. TRUE, F. W. 1904. The whalebone whales of the western North Atlan-

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    OF DUNGENESS CRAB, CANCER MAGISTER, ON PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON, BEACHESI There are two major methods employed in the sport fishery for the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, in Puget Sound, Wash. The first is a passive to estimate low tide usage of Puget Sound beaches for clam digging and crab- bing. By summer 1973, enough data

  18. To appear in Topics in Cognitive Science How Can Philosophy be a True Cognitive Science Discipline?

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    Bechtel, William

    and cognitive neuroscience. Second, analyses of mental representation address both their vehicle in the autonomous disciplines. Indeed, for those discussions that do not afford linkage to the rest of cognitive

  19. May All Your Wishes Come True: A Study of Wishes and How to Recognize Them

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    Liblit, Ben

    , people from around the world offered up their wishes to be printed on confetti and dropped from the sky then printed on confetti and dropped from the sky at midnight on December 31, 2007 in sync with the ball drop are expressed, and how such wishful expressions can be automatically recog- nized, are open questions in natural

  20. The Property Rights Movement's Embrace of Intellectual Property: True Love or Doomed Relationship?

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    Menell, Peter S.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Market's Response to Sonys Staple Article of CommerceThe fair use aspect of the Sony case has been cited inthe Vicious Circularity: Sony's Contribution to the Fair Use

  1. Robert Musil and the (de)colonization of "This True Inner Africa"

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    Stuart, Karen Dawn

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1989. Perronnet, Jacques. Isis und Osiris. Beitrge zurRuegger, Arno. Isis und Osiris: Zur Metafiktionalitt inNorth African sibling gods, Isis and Osiris. Musil wrote the

  2. ow much of what you know today will be true tomorrow? In a week's

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    Bergstrom, Carl T.

    . Simkin and V. P. Roychowdhury Complex Sys. 14, 269274; 2003), can we join Arbesman in the presumption

  3. On the true nature of transfer reactions leading to the complete fusion of projectile and target

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    G. Mouze; C. Ythier

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The transfer of nucleons in hot-fusion reactions occurs within 0.17 yoctosecond, in a new state of nuclear matter. We suggest that the same state should show itself in an early stage of the phenomena occurring in nucleus-nucleus collisions realized at relativistic energies.

  4. Increase Your Boiler Pressure to Decrease Your Electric Bill: The True Cost of CHP

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    Downing, A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    benefit of clean, low cost and reliable onsite power production. Introduction What if plant designers could create a payback on a replacement or new boiler? Operators still get the heat for the process, but now instead of a large capital investment... is not complicated and produces real savings. For our analysis, a company is examining the economic and operating variables inherit with replacing their current 65 psig low pressure boiler with a high pressure 400 psig boiler. They still only require 65 psig...

  5. U-028: Microsoft Windows win32k.sys TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerability

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    A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

  6. True grit: Brock is climbing her way to August 27, 2013

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    and willingness to volunteer for novel projects, including her current Lab project: radiation detection

  7. Dark matter and dark energy proposals: maintaining cosmology as a true science?

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    George F. R. Ellis

    2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    I consider the relation of explanations for the observed data to testability in the following contexts: observational and experimental detection of dark matter; observational and experimental detection of dark energy or a cosmological constant $\\Lambda$; observational or experimental testing of the multiverse proposal to explain a small non-zero value of $\\Lambda$; and observational testing of the possibility of large scale spatial inhomogeneity with zero $\\Lambda$.

  8. Carbon Molecular Sieve Membrane as a True One Box Unit for Large Scale Hydrogen Production

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    Paul Liu

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IGCC coal-fired power plants show promise for environmentally-benign power generation. In these plants coal is gasified to syngas then processed in a water gas-shift (WGS) reactor to maximize the hydrogen/CO{sub 2} content. The gas stream can then be separated into a hydrogen rich stream for power generation and/or further purified for sale as a chemical and a CO{sub 2} rich stream for the purpose of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Today, the separation is accomplished using conventional absorption/desorption processes with post CO{sub 2} compression. However, significant process complexity and energy penalties accrue with this approach, accounting for ~20% of the capital cost and ~27% parasitic energy consumption. Ideally, a ??one-box? process is preferred in which the syngas is fed directly to the WGS reactor without gas pre-treatment, converting the CO to hydrogen in the presence of H{sub 2}S and other impurities and delivering a clean hydrogen product for power generation or other uses. The development of such a process is the primary goal of this project. Our proposed "one-box" process includes a catalytic membrane reactor (MR) that makes use of a hydrogen-selective, carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membrane, and a sulfur-tolerant Co/Mo/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst. The membrane reactor??s behavior has been investigated with a bench top unit for different experimental conditions and compared with the modeling results. The model is used to further investigate the design features of the proposed process. CO conversion >99% and hydrogen recovery >90% are feasible under the operating pressures available from IGCC. More importantly, the CMS membrane has demonstrated excellent selectivity for hydrogen over H{sub 2}S (>100), and shown no flux loss in the presence of a synthetic "tar"-like material, i.e., naphthalene. In summary, the proposed "one-box" process has been successfully demonstrated with the bench-top reactor. In parallel we have successfully designed and fabricated a full-scale CMS membrane and module for the proposed application. This full-scale membrane element is a 3" diameter with 30"L, composed of ~85 single CMS membrane tubes. The membrane tubes and bundles have demonstrated satisfactory thermal, hydrothermal, thermal cycling and chemical stabilities under an environment simulating the temperature, pressure and contaminant levels encountered in our proposed process. More importantly, the membrane module packed with the CMS bundle was tested for over 30 pressure cycles between ambient pressure and >300 -600 psi at 200 to 300°C without mechanical degradation. Finally, internal baffles have been designed and installed to improve flow distribution within the module, which delivered ?90% separation efficiency in comparison with the efficiency achieved with single membrane tubes. In summary, the full-scale CMS membrane element and module have been successfully developed and tested satisfactorily for our proposed one-box application; a test quantity of elements/modules have been fabricated for field testing. Multiple field tests have been performed under this project at National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC). The separation efficiency and performance stability of our full-scale membrane elements have been verified in testing conducted for times ranging from 100 to >250 hours of continuous exposure to coal/biomass gasifier off-gas for hydrogen enrichment with no gas pre-treatment for contaminants removal. In particular, "tar-like" contaminants were effectively rejected by the membrane with no evidence of fouling. In addition, testing was conducted using a hybrid membrane system, i.e., the CMS membrane in conjunction with the palladium membrane, to demonstrate that 99+% H{sub 2} purity and a high degree of CO{sub 2} capture could be achieved. In summary, the stability and performance of the full-scale hydrogen selective CMS membrane/module has been verified in multiple field tests in the presence of coal/biomass gasifier off-gas under this project. A promi

  9. The true toughness of human cortical bone measured with realistically short cracks

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    Ritchie, Robert

    crack-resistance curves. We find that after only 500 m of cracking, the driving force for crack. However, the toughness in the longitudinal orientation, where cracks tend to follow the cement lines mechanisms, which act primarily in the crack wake to `shield' the crack from the applied driving force

  10. MFR PAPER 1321 BOHDAN M. SLABYJ, DONN L. CREAMER, and RUTH H. TRUE

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    -bushel quantities (27.2 kg) in plastic mesh bags and held immersed in the ocean on a raft for I or 2 days small market was re- tained supplying the demand of certain ethnic groups in metropolitan areas

  11. How to Calculate the True Cost of Steam | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e pShade Your Home inWill Youdotoof AHow

  12. http://www.em.doe.gov/Pages/groundwaterReport.aspx?plumeCode...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    VOC) Remediation Contractor: Unknown Report Last Updated: Unknown Contaminants Halogenated VOCsSVOCs Present? Yes VOC Name Concentration (ppb) Regulatory Driver Cleanup...

  13. The Protein Phosphatases of Synechocystis sp. Strain PCC 6803: Open Reading Frames sll1033 and sll1387 Encode Enzymes That Exhibit both Protein-Serine and Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase Activity In Vitro.

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    Li, Ruiliang; Potters, M B.; Shi, Liang; Kennelly, Peter J.

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The open reading frames (ORFs) encoding two potential protein-serine/threonine phosphatases from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 were cloned and their protein products expressed in Escherichia coli cells. The product of ORF sll1033, SynPPM3, is a homologue of the PPM family of protein-serine/threonine phosphatases found in all eukaryotes as well as many members of the Bacteria. Surprisingly, the recombinant protein phosphatase dephosphorylated phosphotyrosine- as well as phosphoserine-containing proteins in vitro. While kinetic analyses indicate that the enzyme was more efficient at dephosphorylating the latter, replacement of Asp(608) by asparagine enhanced activity toward a phosphotyrosine-containing protein fourfold. The product of ORF sll1387, SynPPP1, is the sole homolog of the PPP family of protein phosphatases encoded by the genome of Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803. Like many other bacterial PPPs, the enzyme dephosphorylated phosphoserine- and phosphotyrosine-containing proteins with comparable efficiencies. However, while previously described PPPs from prokaryotic organisms required the addition of exogenous metal ion cofactors, such as Mg(2+) or Mn(2+), for activity, recombinantly produced SynPPP1 displayed near-maximal activity in the absence of added metals. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry indicated that recombinant SynPPP1 contained significant quantities, 0.32 to 0.44 mol/mole total, of Mg and Mn. In this respect, the cyanobacterial enzyme resembled eukaryotic members of the PPP family, which are metalloproteins. mRNA encoding SynPPP1 or SynPPM3 could be detected in cells grown under many, but not all, environmental conditions.

  14. Accelerating Read Mapping with FastHASH

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    Xin, Hongyi; Lee, Donghyuk; Hormozdiari, Farhad; Yedkar, Samihan; Mutlu, Onur; Alkan, Can

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    compression based mappers that utilize the Burrows-Wheeler Transform and the Ferragina- Manzini index (

  15. Developing reading comprehension with moving image narratives

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    Maine, Fiona; Shields, Robin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    children were prompted to ask questions about the text (using, I wonder, maybe and, perhaps) they watched a short film called Once in a Lifetime (Gulledge 2011). In the film, a man stranded on an airship tries to tether his ship to a flock...

  16. Medicinal Herb REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

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    Doudna, Jennifer A.

    and Relieving Cough ­ In Chinese medicine, phlegm is the pathological accumulation of thick fluid in the respiratory and digestive tracts, as well as in the muscles and other body tissue. Symptoms include coughing menstruation; 3) Stagnant Lung Qi leading to wheezing cough and constriction in the chest. 9. Herbs

  17. "Big data" workshop Digital Reading Network

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    Bradstock, Burton

    , emissions, carbon, india, environment, people, government, nations, policy, china, , science, scientists, carbon, sea, earth, year, ocean, time, temperatures, scientific, research "climate

  18. Read today's paper Sign in Register

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    Ruina, Andy L.

    reduce the swaying and bend the knees to lift the moving foot off the ground, and two of the three new links Hitachi Plasma TV Seamless integration of original Hitachi technologies... hitachi.us Pioneer Pure

  19. Identification Crises: Victorian Women and Wayward Reading

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    Knox, Marisa

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Press, 1915), 1:162. Ibid. , 161. Samuel Johnson, TheWorks of Samuel Johnson (New York: Dearborn, 1834), 1:18.Samuel. The Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. : With an Essay

  20. Control Theory Reading and Communication Club

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    Edinburgh, University of

    . Offers a very powerful tool for linear system analysis and controller synthesis. #12;Time Domain Essentials Design Objectives of a Control System Feedback State Estimation Identification and Adaptive Control Optimal Control A General Controller Structure Bibliography #12;What is Control? Sensing

  1. Computational Learning Theory [read Chapter 7

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    Mitchell, Tom

    -- Target function c: EnjoySport : X ! f0; 1g -- Hypotheses H: Conjunctions of literals. E.g. h?; Cold; High; : : : hx m ; c(x m )i ffl Determine: -- A hypothesis h in H such that h(x) = c(x) for all x in D? -- A hypothesis h in H such that h(x) = c(x) for all x in X? 177 lecture slides for textbook Machine Learning, c

  2. Computational Learning Theory read Chapter 7

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    Mitchell, Tom

    and negative examples of the target function hx1;c(x1)i;:::hxm;c(xm)i Determine: { A hypothesis h in H such that h(x) = c(x) for all x in D? { A hypothesis h in H such that h(x) = c(x) for all x in X? 177 lecture x, teacher provides c(x) (assume c is in learner's hypothesis space H) Optimal query strategy: play

  3. Josephson Coupled Moore-Read States

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    Moller, Gunnar; Hormozi, Layla; Slingerland, Joost; Simon, Steven H.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - ples, and we may hope that the physical systems will be described by the same phase of matter as the model, and will therefore have the same universal properties. Fur- ther, with modern quantum technologies, such as cold atoms, trapped ions... of the composite fermion super- conductor. In addition, one needs to consider the pos- sible fusion channels of the Majorana zero modes in the vortex cores.35 The introduction of Josephson tunnel- ing between the layers can then be understood as lock- ing...

  4. WELCOME TO THE ELECTRONIC RESERVES COURSE READINGS

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    Shrader-Frechette, Kristin

    -indigenous species (NIS) such as zebra mussels, kudzu, water hyacinths, and brown tree snakes. NIS have disrupted

  5. THE UNIVERSITY OF READING Department of Meteorology

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    Reading, University of

    pumping aids the ventilation of PV from the boundary layer, and shapes the resulting PV anomaly into one distributions are used to demonstrate why surface sensible heat fluxes only affect cyclone spin down when the PV a cyclone is investigated. Ekman pumping is compared to a recently-proposed baroclinic potential vorticity

  6. Classical Mechanics (Prof. P. L. Read)

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    Read, Peter L.

    based on detailed observations by Tycho Brahe #12;Kepler's 2nd Law · Area swept out by radius vector r

  7. Applying Memory Research to Reading Instruction

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    Minnesota, University of

    Less than 70% known Gickling & Thompson, 1985 Incremental Rehearsal Developed by Dr. James Tucker among students with low IQ. School Psychology Review, 38, 284-292. Burns, M. K., Dean, V. J., & Foley, S

  8. Complete List of Leisure Reading Author Title

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    in Tower Ahamed, Liaquat LORDS OF FINANCE Ahmad, Jamil Wandering Falcon Albert, Susan Wittig SPANISH DAGGER

  9. Before You Print! 1. Read instruction page.

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    to the University Registrar (Zot code 4975 ) or Fax 824-7896. ACCESS AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS be excluded from data output. University officials may access student records only as required to perform assigned duties. As a University official, you are held personally liable for unauthorized access to and

  10. Reading color barcodes using visual snakes.

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    Schaub, Hanspeter (ORION International Technologies, Albuquerque, NM)

    2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistical pressure snakes are used to track a mono-color target in an unstructured environment using a video camera. The report discusses an algorithm to extract a bar code signal that is embedded within the target. The target is assumed to be rectangular in shape, with the bar code printed in a slightly different saturation and value in HSV color space. Thus, the visual snake, which primarily weighs hue tracking errors, will not be deterred by the presence of the color bar codes in the target. The bar code is generate with the standard 3 of 9 method. Using this method, the numeric bar codes reveal if the target is right-side-up or up-side-down.

  11. Exam 2 Memo (All day students read)

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    math

    2011-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 17, 2011 ... These videos are also found on a video CD purchased with the textbook. Note: The. Appendix lessons do not have chapter review exercises or...

  12. PHYS 4574 -Nanotechnology Reading List -Spring 2009

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    Heflin, Randy

    . 382, 607-609 (1996). A8: Organization of Nanocrystal Molecules Using DNA Reference: A. Alivisatos, et

  13. PHYS 4984 -Nanotechnology Reading List -Spring 2003

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    Heflin, Randy

    -609 (1996). B6: Organization of Nanocrystal Molecules Using DNA Reference: A. Alivisatos, et al, Nature Vol

  14. PHYS 4574 -Nanotechnology Reading List -Spring 2008

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    Heflin, Randy

    . 382, 607-609 (1996). A8: Organization of Nanocrystal Molecules Using DNA Reference: A. Alivisatos, et

  15. PHYS 4574 -Nanotechnology Reading List -Spring 2006

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    Heflin, Randy

    . 382, 607-609 (1996). A8: Organization of Nanocrystal Molecules Using DNA Reference: A. Alivisatos, et

  16. PHYS 4984 -Nanotechnology Reading List -Spring 2005

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    Heflin, Randy

    . 382, 607-609 (1996). A8: Organization of Nanocrystal Molecules Using DNA Reference: A. Alivisatos, et

  17. ESP 178 Applied Research Methods Reading List

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    Handy, Susan L.

    Environmental Change 13: 185-194. Kaplowitz, Michael D., and John P. Hoehn. 2001. Do focus groups and individual

  18. Accelerating Read Mapping with FastHASH

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    Xin, Hongyi; Lee, Donghyuk; Hormozdiari, Farhad; Yedkar, Samihan; Mutlu, Onur; Alkan, Can

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BWT-FM) such as BWA [29], Bowtie [30], and SOAP2 [31]. Bothavailable including Bowtie, BWA, RazorS and mrFAST-2.1.0.6,edit distance 3. Since Bowtie does not support any edit

  19. Chapter 6, Forsyth & Ponce Optional reading

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    Keren, Daniel

    ://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/pll/pll5019.jpg #12;Why does a visual system need color? (an incomplete list...) · To tell what food is edible meter per steradian per unit wavelength · Irradiance becomes spectral irradiance ­ watts per square E L fBRDF == Spectral irradiance #12;Simplified rendering models: reflectance Often are more

  20. Reading Comprehension Strategies for Adult Literacy Outcomes

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    Hock, Mike; Mellard, Daryl

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although research on improving child literacy is converging, no such body of research exists for adult literacy. Yet the need is no less significant. This study extends the knowledge garnered with younger populations by ...