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  1. High-throughput Image Analysis of Tumor Spheroids: A User-friendly Software Application to Measure the Size of Spheroids Automatically and Accurately

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    Chen, Wenjin; Wong, Chung; Vosburgh, Evan; Levine, Arnold J.; Foran, David J.; Xu, Eugenia Y.

    2014-01-01

    The increasing number of applications of three-dimensional (3D) tumor spheroids as an in vitro model for drug discovery requires their adaptation to large-scale screening formats in every step of a drug screen, including large-scale image analysis. Currently there is no ready-to-use and free image analysis software to meet this large-scale format. Most existing methods involve manually drawing the length and width of the imaged 3D spheroids, which is a tedious and time-consuming process. This study presents a high-throughput image analysis software application – SpheroidSizer, which measures the major and minor axial length of the imaged 3D tumor spheroids automatically and accurately; calculates the volume of each individual 3D tumor spheroid; then outputs the results in two different forms in spreadsheets for easy manipulations in the subsequent data analysis. The main advantage of this software is its powerful image analysis application that is adapted for large numbers of images. It provides high-throughput computation and quality-control workflow. The estimated time to process 1,000 images is about 15 min on a minimally configured laptop, or around 1 min on a multi-core performance workstation. The graphical user interface (GUI) is also designed for easy quality control, and users can manually override the computer results. The key method used in this software is adapted from the active contour algorithm, also known as Snakes, which is especially suitable for images with uneven illumination and noisy background that often plagues automated imaging processing in high-throughput screens. The complimentary “Manual Initialize” and “Hand Draw” tools provide the flexibility to SpheroidSizer in dealing with various types of spheroids and diverse quality images. This high-throughput image analysis software remarkably reduces labor and speeds up the analysis process. Implementing this software is beneficial for 3D tumor spheroids to become a routine in vitro model for drug screens in industry and academia. PMID:25046278

  2. VUBIS: A User-Friendly Online System.

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    Alewaeters, Gerrit; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Sketches history, design, and future plans of VUBIS (joint development of VUB--Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Free University of Brussels, and IS--Interactive Systems, Inc.), an online, user-friendly, public access library system for a European academic library. Search capabilities, cataloging subsystem, and software are discussed. Thirteen references…

  3. User-friendly program for multitask analysis

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    Caporali, Sergio A.; Akladios, Magdy; Becker, Paul E.

    2000-10-01

    Research on lifting activities has led to the design of several useful tools for evaluating tasks that involve lifting and material handling. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a single task lifting equation. This formula has been frequently used as a guide in the field of ergonomics and material handling. While being much more complicated, the multi-task formula will provide a more realistic analysis for the evaluation of lifting and material handling jobs. A user friendly tool has been developed to assist professionals in the field of ergonomics in analyzing multitask types of material handling jobs. The program allows for up to 10 different tasks to be evaluated. The program requires a basic understanding of the NIOSH lifting guidelines and the six multipliers that are involved in the analysis of each single task. These multipliers are: Horizontal Distance Multiplier (HM), Vertical Distance Multiplier (VM), Vertical Displacement Multiplier (DM), Frequency of lifting Multiplier (FM), Coupling Multiplier (CM), and the Asymmetry Multiplier (AM). Once a given job is analyzed, a researched list of recommendations is provided to the user in an attempt to reduce the potential risk factors that are associated with each task.

  4. USER-FRIENDLY GIS: HELPFUL TOOLS FOR CROP DEVELOPMENT

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Geographic Information System (GIS) applications provide a wide range of tools that can increase the efficiency of developing new crops. Thanks to the growth of applications that are user-friendly and relatively inexpensive, scientists developing new crops can capitalize on the technology without ne...

  5. Nutritional screening: a user-friendly tool adapted from Sweden.

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    Smith, Steve; Westergren, Albert; Saunders, Julia; Hagell, Peter

    2016-02-25

    Screening for undernutrition is highly important and may reduce morbidity and mortality. The Minimal Eating Observation and Nutrition Form Version II (MEONF-II) is a nutritional screening tool specifically developed for use by nurses. The authors describe the translation, performance and appropriateness of MEONF-II for the UK. Following translation from Swedish to British English, the user-friendliness and appropriateness of the British MEONF-II was tested by 29 registered nurses and final-year student nurses on 266 hospital inpatients. The new British MEONF-II was perceived as highly user-friendly and appropriate. Assessors found MEONF-II to compare favourably with other similar tools in terms of preference, usefulness and helpfulness in providing good nutritional care. Dependency in activities and poorer subjective health were associated with a higher risk of undernutrition. These findings support the appropriateness of the British MEONF-II version and suggest it may act as a user-friendly facilitator for good nutritional nursing care. PMID:26911166

  6. A user friendly interface for microwave tomography enhanced GPR surveys

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    Catapano, Ilaria; Affinito, Antonio; Soldovieri, Francesco

    2013-04-01

    Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems are nowadays widely used in civil applications among which structural monitoring is one of the most critical issues due to its importance in terms of risks prevents and cost effective management of the structure itself. Despite GPR systems are assessed devices, there is a continuous interest towards their optimization, which involves both hardware and software aspects, with the common final goal to achieve accurate and highly informative images while keeping as low as possible difficulties and times involved in on field surveys. As far as data processing is concerned, one of the key aims is the development of imaging approaches capable of providing images easily interpretable by not expert users while keeping feasible the requirements in terms of computational resources. To satisfy this request or at least improve the reconstruction capabilities of data processing tools actually available in commercial GPR systems, microwave tomographic approaches based on the Born approximation have been developed and tested in several practical conditions, such as civil and archeological investigations, sub-service monitoring, security surveys and so on [1-3]. However, the adoption of these approaches is subjected to the involvement of expert workers, which have to be capable of properly managing the gathered data and their processing, which involves the solution of a linear inverse scattering problem. In order to overcome this drawback, aim of this contribution is to present an end-user friendly software interface that makes possible a simple management of the microwave tomographic approaches. In particular, the proposed interface allows us to upload both synthetic and experimental data sets saved in .txt, .dt and .dt1 formats, to perform all the steps needed to obtain tomographic images and to display raw-radargrams, intermediate and final results. By means of the interface, the users can apply time gating, back-ground removal or both to extract from the gathered data the meaningful signal, they can process the full set of the gathered A-scans or select a their portion as well as they can choose to account for an arbitrary time window inside that adopted during the measurement stage. Finally, the interface allows us to perform the imaging according to two different tomographic approaches, both modeling the scattering phenomenon according to the Born approximation and looking for cylindrical objects of arbitrary cross section (2D geometry) probed by an incident field polarized along the invariance axis (scalar case). One approach is based on the assumption that the scattering phenomenon arises in a homogeneous medium, while the second one accounts for the presence of a flat air-medium interface. REFERENCES [1] F. Soldovieri, J. Hugenschmidt, R. Persico and G. Leone, "A linear inverse scattering algorithm for realistic GPR applications, Near Surf. Geophys., vol. 5, pp.29-42, 2007. [2] R. Persico, F. Soldovieri, E. Utsi, "Microwave tomography for processing of GPR data at Ballachulish, J. Geophys. and Eng., vol.7, pp.164-173, 2010. [3] I. Catapano, L. Crocco R. Di Napoli, F. Soldovieri, A. Brancaccio, F. Pesando, A. Aiello, "Microwave tomography enhanced GPR surveys in Centaur's Domus, Regio VI of Pompeii, Italy", J. Geophys. Eng., vol.9, S92-S99, 2012.

  7. Ultra-accurate collaborative information filtering via directed user similarity

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    Guo, Q.; Song, W.-J.; Liu, J.-G.

    2014-07-01

    A key challenge of the collaborative filtering (CF) information filtering is how to obtain the reliable and accurate results with the help of peers' recommendation. Since the similarities from small-degree users to large-degree users would be larger than the ones in opposite direction, the large-degree users' selections are recommended extensively by the traditional second-order CF algorithms. By considering the users' similarity direction and the second-order correlations to depress the influence of mainstream preferences, we present the directed second-order CF (HDCF) algorithm specifically to address the challenge of accuracy and diversity of the CF algorithm. The numerical results for two benchmark data sets, MovieLens and Netflix, show that the accuracy of the new algorithm outperforms the state-of-the-art CF algorithms. Comparing with the CF algorithm based on random walks proposed by Liu et al. (Int. J. Mod. Phys. C, 20 (2009) 285) the average ranking score could reach 0.0767 and 0.0402, which is enhanced by 27.3% and 19.1% for MovieLens and Netflix, respectively. In addition, the diversity, precision and recall are also enhanced greatly. Without relying on any context-specific information, tuning the similarity direction of CF algorithms could obtain accurate and diverse recommendations. This work suggests that the user similarity direction is an important factor to improve the personalized recommendation performance.

  8. User-friendly computer-aided integrated optics simulator

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    Perrone, Guido; Petazzi, Diego; Montrosset, Ivo

    1993-04-01

    We have developed a user friendly program to analyze the electromagnetic behavior of general integrated optics circuits with a two-dimensional Beam Propagation Method. As a graphical interface for the description of the circuit under analysis we used a file produced by the optical layout generator Sigraph-Optik (copyright by Siemens-Nixdorf), while we acquire all the parameters necessary for the simulation via pop-up menus or a command file. The electromagnetic analysis is at the moment performed with the Beam Propagation Method based on FFT but we are working to extend it to a Crank-Nicholson finite difference scheme with transparent boundary conditions to minimize the computational window. The program final output are color maps and data files containing the effective refractive index and the field amplitude and phase. It is then possible to carry out a post processing on such files to make three dimensional graphs that summarize the circuit performance, to extract two dimensional plots at particular circuit sections and to project the field on the local normal modes of the waveguides. Examples of the simulation capabilities are given.

  9. MADANALYSIS 5, a user-friendly framework for collider phenomenology

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    Conte, Eric; Fuks, Benjamin; Serret, Guillaume

    2013-01-01

    We present MADANALYSIS 5, a new framework for phenomenological investigations at particle colliders. Based on a C++ kernel, this program allows us to efficiently perform, in a straightforward and user-friendly fashion, sophisticated physics analyses of event files such as those generated by a large class of Monte Carlo event generators. MADANALYSIS 5 comes with two modes of running. The first one, easier to handle, uses the strengths of a powerful PYTHON interface in order to implement physics analyses by means of a set of intuitive commands. The second one requires one to implement the analyses in the C++ programming language, directly within the core of the analysis framework. This opens unlimited possibilities concerning the level of complexity which can be reached, being only limited by the programming skills and the originality of the user. Program summaryProgram title: MadAnalysis 5 Catalogue identifier: AENO_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AENO_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this program is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License. No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 31087 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 399105 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: PYTHON, C++. Computer: All platforms on which Python version 2.7, Root version 5.27 and the g++ compiler are available. Compatibility with newer versions of these programs is also ensured. However, the Python version must be below version 3.0. Operating system: Unix, Linux and Mac OS operating systems on which the above-mentioned versions of Python and Root, as well as g++, are available. Classification: 11.1. External routines: ROOT (http://root.cern.ch/drupal/) Nature of problem: Implementing sophisticated phenomenological analyses in high-energy physics through a flexible, efficient and straightforward fashion, starting from event files such as those produced by Monte Carlo event generators. The event files can have been matched or not to parton-showering and can have been processed or not by a (fast) simulation of a detector. According to the sophistication level of the event files (parton-level, hadron-level, reconstructed-level), one must note that several input formats are possible. Solution method: We implement an interface allowing the production of predefined as well as user-defined histograms for a large class of kinematical distributions after applying a set of event selection cuts specified by the user. This therefore allows us to devise robust and novel search strategies for collider experiments, such as those currently running at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in a very efficient way. Restrictions: Unsupported event file format. Unusual features: The code is fully based on object representations for events, particles, reconstructed objects and cuts, which facilitates the implementation of an analysis. Running time: It depends on the purposes of the user and on the number of events to process. It varies from a few seconds to the order of the minute for several millions of events.

  10. TIGER: A user-friendly interactive grid generation system for complicated turbomachinery and axis-symmetric configurations

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    Shih, Ming H.; Soni, Bharat K.

    1993-01-01

    The issue of time efficiency in grid generation is addressed by developing a user friendly graphical interface for interactive/automatic construction of structured grids around complex turbomachinery/axis-symmetric configurations. The accuracy of geometry modeling and its fidelity is accomplished by adapting the nonuniform rational b-spline (NURBS) representation. A customized interactive grid generation code, TIGER, has been developed to facilitate the grid generation process for complicated internal, external, and internal-external turbomachinery fields simulations. The FORMS Library is utilized to build user-friendly graphical interface. The algorithm allows a user to redistribute grid points interactively on curves/surfaces using NURBS formulation with accurate geometric definition. TIGER's features include multiblock, multiduct/shroud, multiblade row, uneven blade count, and patched/overlapping block interfaces. It has been applied to generate grids for various complicated turbomachinery geometries, as well as rocket and missile configurations.

  11. A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation

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    Zhu, Xiangjun; Kendall, Christopher B.; Hurst, R. Todd; Liang, Jianming

    2011-03-01

    Assessment of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) by B-mode ultrasound is a technically mature and reproducible technology. Given the high morbidity, mortality and the large societal burden associated with CV diseases, as a safe yet inexpensive tool, CIMT is increasingly utilized for cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification. However, CIMT requires a precise measure of the thickness of the intima and media layers of the carotid artery that can be tedious, time consuming, and demand specialized expertise and experience. To this end, we have developed a highly user-friendly system for semiautomatic CIMT image interpretation. Our contribution is the application of active contour models (snake models) with hard constraints, leading to an accurate, adaptive and user-friendly border detection algorithm. A comparison study with the CIMT measurement software in Siemens Syngo® Arterial Health Package shows that our system gives a small bias in mean (0.049 +/-0.051mm) and maximum (0.010 +/- 0.083 mm) CIMT measures and offers a higher reproducibility (average correlation coefficients were 0.948 and 0.844 in mean and maximum CIMT respectively (P <0.001)). This superior performance is attributed to our novel interface design for hard constraints in the snake models.

  12. A user-friendly phytoremediation database: creating the searchable database, the users, and the broader implications.

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    Famulari, Stevie; Witz, Kyla

    2015-01-01

    Designers, students, teachers, gardeners, farmers, landscape architects, architects, engineers, homeowners, and others have uses for the practice of phytoremediation. This research looks at the creation of a phytoremediation database which is designed for ease of use for a non-scientific user, as well as for students in an educational setting ( http://www.steviefamulari.net/phytoremediation ). During 2012, Environmental Artist & Professor of Landscape Architecture Stevie Famulari, with assistance from Kyla Witz, a landscape architecture student, created an online searchable database designed for high public accessibility. The database is a record of research of plant species that aid in the uptake of contaminants, including metals, organic materials, biodiesels & oils, and radionuclides. The database consists of multiple interconnected indexes categorized into common and scientific plant name, contaminant name, and contaminant type. It includes photographs, hardiness zones, specific plant qualities, full citations to the original research, and other relevant information intended to aid those designing with phytoremediation search for potential plants which may be used to address their site's need. The objective of the terminology section is to remove uncertainty for more inexperienced users, and to clarify terms for a more user-friendly experience. Implications of the work, including education and ease of browsing, as well as use of the database in teaching, are discussed. PMID:26030361

  13. User Friendly vs. Creeping Featurism: An InfoTrac Example.

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    Becker, Karen A.

    1992-01-01

    Reviews student use of electronic searching tools and the effect of software changes on user satisfaction and success. Discusses the results of two surveys of InfoTrac users before and after software changes at Northern Illinois University, and proposes three strategies systems developers can take to balance the differing needs of sophisticated…

  14. User-friendly chemistry takes center stage at ACS meeting

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    Pool, R.

    1992-09-11

    These days it seems that what chemistry needs more than anything else is a good p.r. agent. If you ask John or Joan Q. Public about the accomplishments of the chemical industry, chances are they'll mention Love Canal, CFCs destroying the ozone layer, or carcinogens in food. However, if the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., 2 weeks ago is any indication, chemists are working hard to fix the image problem. Nearly all of the two dozen press conferences held during the meeting focused on food, health topics, environment-friendly technology, or some other subject close to consumers' hearts. And the scientific talks themselves reflected the same interests, with sessions such as Environmental Successes in the Chemical Industry', Food Phytochemicals for Cancer Prevention', Chemistry of Electrophilic Metal Complexes', New Advances in Polyolefin Polymers', Zapping acid rain with microwaves.'

  15. User-Friendly Interface Developed for a Web-Based Service for SpaceCAL Emulations

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    Liszka, Kathy J.; Holtz, Allen P.

    2004-01-01

    A team at the NASA Glenn Research Center is developing a Space Communications Architecture Laboratory (SpaceCAL) for protocol development activities for coordinated satellite missions. SpaceCAL will provide a multiuser, distributed system to emulate space-based Internet architectures, backbone networks, formation clusters, and constellations. As part of a new effort in 2003, building blocks are being defined for an open distributed system to make the satellite emulation test bed accessible through an Internet connection. The first step in creating a Web-based service to control the emulation remotely is providing a user-friendly interface for encoding the data into a well-formed and complete Extensible Markup Language (XML) document. XML provides coding that allows data to be transferred between dissimilar systems. Scenario specifications include control parameters, network routes, interface bandwidths, delay, and bit error rate. Specifications for all satellite, instruments, and ground stations in a given scenario are also included in the XML document. For the SpaceCAL emulation, the XML document can be created using XForms, a Webbased forms language for data collection. Contrary to older forms technology, the interactive user interface makes the science prevalent, not the data representation. Required versus optional input fields, default values, automatic calculations, data validation, and reuse will help researchers quickly and accurately define missions. XForms can apply any XML schema defined for the test mission to validate data before forwarding it to the emulation facility. New instrument definitions, facilities, and mission types can be added to the existing schema. The first prototype user interface incorporates components for interactive input and form processing. Internet address, data rate, and the location of the facility are implemented with basic form controls with default values provided for convenience and efficiency using basic XForms operations. Because different emulation scenarios will vary widely in their component structure, more complex operations are used to add and delete facilities.

  16. Building a user-friendly data dictionary system in ORACLE

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    Loftis, J.P.; Friggle, W.E.; Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN )

    1989-01-01

    For some time now developers of software systems have recognized the need to capture information about the system and to build a framework for retrieving this information so that it can be easily accessible to end users. Current trends, such as the Information Research Dictionary System (IRDS) standard, IBM's Repository, and a growing interest in Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools in the US and the Integrated Project Support Environment dictionary tools that capture information critical to the development and maintenance of a system throughout its life cycle. This paper describes the development of a menu-driven system dictionary in ORACLE for a design prototype system currently under development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It addresses integration of ORACLE's data dictionary tables with the system dictionary, and possible avenues of future research regarding the design and implementation of an IRDS. 3 refs.

  17. Evaluating Websites for Older Adults: Adherence to "Senior-Friendly" Guidelines and End-User Performance

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    Hart, T. A.; Chaparro, B. S.; Halcomb, C. G.

    2008-01-01

    Older adults in the US are the fastest-growing demographic, and also the largest-growing group of internet users. The aim of this research was to evaluate websites designed for older adults in terms of (1) how well they adhere to "senior-friendly" guidelines and (2) overall ease of use and satisfaction. In Experiment I, 40 websites designed for…

  18. Evaluating Websites for Older Adults: Adherence to "Senior-Friendly" Guidelines and End-User Performance

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    Hart, T. A.; Chaparro, B. S.; Halcomb, C. G.

    2008-01-01

    Older adults in the US are the fastest-growing demographic, and also the largest-growing group of internet users. The aim of this research was to evaluate websites designed for older adults in terms of (1) how well they adhere to "senior-friendly" guidelines and (2) overall ease of use and satisfaction. In Experiment I, 40 websites designed for…

  19. User-friendly parallelization of GAUDI applications with Python

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    Mato, Pere; Smith, Eoin

    2010-04-01

    GAUDI is a software framework in C++ used to build event data processing applications using a set of standard components with well-defined interfaces. Simulation, high-level trigger, reconstruction, and analysis programs used by several experiments are developed using GAUDI. These applications can be configured and driven by simple Python scripts. Given the fact that a considerable amount of existing software has been developed using serial methodology, and has existed in some cases for many years, implementation of parallelisation techniques at the framework level may offer a way of exploiting current multi-core technologies to maximize performance and reduce latencies without re-writing thousands/millions of lines of code. In the solution we have developed, the parallelization techniques are introduced to the high level Python scripts which configure and drive the applications, such that the core C++ application code requires no modification, and that end users need make only minimal changes to their scripts. The developed solution leverages from existing generic Python modules that support parallel processing. Naturally, the parallel version of a given program should produce results consistent with its serial execution. The evaluation of several prototypes incorporating various parallelization techniques are presented and discussed.

  20. Tracking single particles: a user-friendly quantitative evaluation.

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    Carter, Brian C; Shubeita, George T; Gross, Steven P

    2005-03-01

    As our knowledge of biological processes advances, we are increasingly aware that cells actively position sub-cellular organelles and other constituents to control a wide range of biological processes. Many studies quantify the position and motion of, for example, fluorescently labeled proteins, protein aggregates, mRNA particles or virus particles. Both differential interference contrast (DIC) and fluorescence microscopy can visualize vesicles, nuclei or other small organelles moving inside cells. While such studies are increasingly important, there has been no complete analysis of the different tracking methods in use, especially from the practical point of view. Here we investigate these methods and clarify how well different algorithms work and also which factors play a role in assessing how accurately the position of an object can be determined. Specifically, we consider how ultimate performance is affected by magnification, by camera type (analog versus digital), by recording medium (VHS and SVHS tape versus direct tracking from camera), by image compression, by type of imaging used (fluorescence versus DIC images) and by a variety of sources of noise. We show that most methods are capable of nanometer scale accuracy under realistic conditions; tracking accuracy decreases with increasing noise. Surprisingly, accuracy is found to be insensitive to the numerical aperture, but, as expected, it scales with magnification, with higher magnification yielding improved accuracy (within limits of signal-to-noise). When noise is present at reasonable levels, the effect of image compression is in most cases small. Finally, we provide a free, robust implementation of a tracking algorithm that is easily downloaded and installed. PMID:16204858

  1. eMODIS: A User-Friendly Data Source

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    Jenkerson, Calli; Maiersperger, Thomas; Schmidt, Gail

    2010-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center is generating a suite of products called 'eMODIS' based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data acquired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Observing System (EOS). With a more frequent repeat cycle than Landsat and higher spatial resolutions than the Advanced Very High Resolution Spectroradiometer (AVHRR), MODIS is well suited for vegetation studies. For operational monitoring, however, the benefits of MODIS are counteracted by usability issues with the standard map projection, file format, composite interval, high-latitude 'bow-tie' effects, and production latency. eMODIS responds to a community-specific need for alternatively packaged MODIS data, addressing each of these factors for real-time monitoring and historical trend analysis. eMODIS processes calibrated radiance data (level-1B) acquired by the MODIS sensors on the EOS Terra and Aqua satellites by combining MODIS Land Science Collection 5 Atmospherically Corrected Surface Reflectance production code and USGS EROS MODIS Direct Broadcast System (DBS) software to create surface reflectance and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) products. eMODIS is produced over the continental United States and over Alaska extending into Canada to cover the Yukon River Basin. The 250-meter (m), 500-m, and 1,000-m products are delivered in Geostationary Earth Orbit Tagged Image File Format (Geo- TIFF) and composited in 7-day intervals. eMODIS composites are projected to non-Sinusoidal mapping grids that best suit the geography in their areas of application (see eMODIS Product Description below). For eMODIS products generated over the continental United States (eMODIS CONUS), the Terra (from 2000) and Aqua (from 2002) records are available and continue through present time. eMODIS CONUS also is generated in an expedited process that delivers a 7-day rolling composite, created daily with the most recent 7 days of acquisition, to users monitoring real-time vegetation conditions. eMODIS Alaska is not part of expedited processing, but does cover the Terra mission life (2000-present). A simple file transfer protocol (FTP) distribution site currently is enabled on the Internet for direct download of eMODIS products (ftp://emodisftp.cr.usgs.gov/eMODIS), with plans to expand into an interactive portal environment.

  2. User Friendly.

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    O'Rourke, Lil Breul; Smith, Anne H.

    1988-01-01

    Syracuse University's use of a personal computer to keep track of alumni reunion registration is described. They can take reservations over the phone, produce lists of returning alumni according to different categories, give catering current meal counts, keep track of special requests, and write personalized confirmation letters. (MLW)

  3. HBV light - A user-friendly catchment-runoff-model software

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    Seibert, J.; Vis, M.; Käser, D.

    2012-04-01

    Conceptual models are frequently used for catchment hydrology studies. Here we present a new version of the HBV model, which has been programmed in Visual Basic .NET. This software provides a user-friendly version which is especially useful for education. Different functionalities like an automatic calibration and the possibility to perform Monte Carlo runs make the software also interesting for research projects. Furthermore, a command line version is suitable for automating modeling procedures and for coupling with software such as PEST.

  4. Synesteer Final Report for "User Friendly Steering and Diagnostics for Modeling Heavy Ion Fusion Accelerators"

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    Stoltz, Peter; Dechow, Doug; Kruger, Scott; Granger, Brian

    2007-10-15

    The goal accomplished in this project was to improve the Synergia code by improving the integration of the Impact space charge algorithms into Synergia and improving the graphical user interface for analyzing results. We accomplished five tasks along these lines: (i) a refactoring of the Impact space charge algorithm to make it more accessible by other codes, (ii) development of the Forthon interface between Impact and Python, (iii) implementation of a Python-MPI interface to allow parallel space charge calculation, (iv) a new user-friendly interface for analyzing Synergia results, and (v) a toolkit for doing parallel analysis of Synergia results.

  5. SKIRT: An advanced dust radiative transfer code with a user-friendly architecture

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    Camps, P.; Baes, M.

    2015-03-01

    We discuss the architecture and design principles that underpin the latest version of SKIRT, a state-of-the-art open source code for simulating continuum radiation transfer in dusty astrophysical systems, such as spiral galaxies and accretion disks. SKIRT employs the Monte Carlo technique to emulate the relevant physical processes including scattering, absorption and emission by the dust. The code features a wealth of built-in geometries, radiation source spectra, dust characterizations, dust grids, and detectors, in addition to various mechanisms for importing snapshots generated by hydrodynamical simulations. The configuration for a particular simulation is defined at run-time through a user-friendly interface suitable for both occasional and power users. These capabilities are enabled by careful C++ code design. The programming interfaces between components are well defined and narrow. Adding a new feature is usually as simple as adding another class; the user interface automatically adjusts to allow configuring the new options. We argue that many scientific codes, like SKIRT, can benefit from careful object-oriented design and from a friendly user interface, even if it is not a graphical user interface.

  6. A Full-Featured User Friendly CO{sub 2}-EOR and Sequestration Planning Software

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    Savage, Bill

    2013-11-30

    A Full-Featured, User Friendly CO{sub 2}-EOR and Sequestration Planning Software This project addressed the development of an integrated software solution that includes a graphical user interface, numerical simulation, visualization tools and optimization processes for reservoir simulation modeling of CO{sub 2}-EOR. The objective was to assist the industry in the development of domestic energy resources by expanding the application of CO{sub 2}-EOR technologies, and ultimately to maximize the CO{sub 2} sequestration capacity of the U.S. The software resulted in a field-ready application for the industry to address the current CO{sub 2}-EOR technologies. The software has been made available to the public without restrictions and with user friendly operating documentation and tutorials. The software (executable only) can be downloaded from NITEC’s website at www.nitecllc.com. This integrated solution enables the design, optimization and operation of CO{sub 2}-EOR processes for small and mid-sized operators, who currently cannot afford the expensive, time intensive solutions that the major oil companies enjoy. Based on one estimate, small oil fields comprise 30% of the of total economic resource potential for the application of CO{sub 2}-EOR processes in the U.S. This corresponds to 21.7 billion barrels of incremental, technically recoverable oil using the current “best practices”, and 31.9 billion barrels using “next-generation” CO{sub 2}-EOR techniques. The project included a Case Study of a prospective CO{sub 2}-EOR candidate field in Wyoming by a small independent, Linc Energy Petroleum Wyoming, Inc. NITEC LLC has an established track record of developing innovative and user friendly software. The Principle Investigator is an experienced manager and engineer with expertise in software development, numerical techniques, and GUI applications. Unique, presently-proprietary NITEC technologies have been integrated into this application to further its ease of use and technical functionality.

  7. ROCOPT: A user friendly interactive code to optimize rocket structural components

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    Rule, William K.

    1989-01-01

    ROCOPT is a user-friendly, graphically-interfaced, microcomputer-based computer program (IBM compatible) that optimizes rocket components by minimizing the structural weight. The rocket components considered are ring stiffened truncated cones and cylinders. The applied loading is static, and can consist of any combination of internal or external pressure, axial force, bending moment, and torque. Stress margins are calculated by means of simple closed form strength of material type equations. Stability margins are determined by approximate, orthotropic-shell, closed-form equations. A modified form of Powell's method, in conjunction with a modified form of the external penalty method, is used to determine the minimum weight of the structure subject to stress and stability margin constraints, as well as user input constraints on the structural dimensions. The graphical interface guides the user through the required data prompts, explains program options and graphically displays results for easy interpretation.

  8. A User-Friendly, Keyword-Searchable Database of Geoscientific References Through 2007 for Afghanistan

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    Eppinger, Robert G.; Sipeki, Julianna; Scofield, M.L. Sco

    2008-01-01

    This report includes a document and accompanying Microsoft Access 2003 database of geoscientific references for the country of Afghanistan. The reference compilation is part of a larger joint study of Afghanistan?s energy, mineral, and water resources, and geologic hazards currently underway by the U.S. Geological Survey, the British Geological Survey, and the Afghanistan Geological Survey. The database includes both published (n = 2,489) and unpublished (n = 176) references compiled through calendar year 2007. The references comprise two separate tables in the Access database. The reference database includes a user-friendly, keyword-searchable interface and only minimum knowledge of the use of Microsoft Access is required.

  9. ITS Version 3.0: Powerful, user-friendly software for radiation modelling

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    Kensek, R.P.; Halbleib, J.A.; Valdez, G.D.

    1993-12-31

    ITS (the Integrated Tiger Series) is a powerful, but user-friendly, software package permitting state-of-the-art modelling of electron and/or photon radiation effects. The programs provide Monte Carlo solution of linear time-independent coupled electron/photon radiation transport problems, with or without the presence of macroscopic electric and magnetic fields. The ITS system combines operational simplicity and physical accuracy in order to provide experimentalist and theorists alike with a method for the routine but rigorous solution of sophisticated radiation transport problems.

  10. Chipster: user-friendly analysis software for microarray and other high-throughput data

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    2011-01-01

    Background The growth of high-throughput technologies such as microarrays and next generation sequencing has been accompanied by active research in data analysis methodology, producing new analysis methods at a rapid pace. While most of the newly developed methods are freely available, their use requires substantial computational skills. In order to enable non-programming biologists to benefit from the method development in a timely manner, we have created the Chipster software. Results Chipster (http://chipster.csc.fi/) brings a powerful collection of data analysis methods within the reach of bioscientists via its intuitive graphical user interface. Users can analyze and integrate different data types such as gene expression, miRNA and aCGH. The analysis functionality is complemented with rich interactive visualizations, allowing users to select datapoints and create new gene lists based on these selections. Importantly, users can save the performed analysis steps as reusable, automatic workflows, which can also be shared with other users. Being a versatile and easily extendable platform, Chipster can be used for microarray, proteomics and sequencing data. In this article we describe its comprehensive collection of analysis and visualization tools for microarray data using three case studies. Conclusions Chipster is a user-friendly analysis software for high-throughput data. Its intuitive graphical user interface enables biologists to access a powerful collection of data analysis and integration tools, and to visualize data interactively. Users can collaborate by sharing analysis sessions and workflows. Chipster is open source, and the server installation package is freely available. PMID:21999641

  11. Visual TSUNAMI: A Versatile, User-Friendly, Multidimensional Ablation and Gas-Dynamics Design Code

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    Debonnel, C.S.; Wang, T.X.; Suzuki, M.; Garcia, E.; Peterson, P.F.

    2005-05-15

    Gas dynamics phenomena in thick-liquid protected inertial fusion target chambers have been explored since the early 1990's with the help of a series of simulation codes known as TSUNAMI. The code has been recently redesigned entirely to make use of modern programming techniques, languages and software; improve its user-friendliness; and refine its ability to model thick-liquid protected chambers, while expanding its capability to a larger variety of systems. The new code is named 'Visual Tsunami' to emphasize the programming language of its core, Fortran 95, as well as its graphics-based input file builder and output processors. It is aimed at providing a user-friendly design tool for complex systems for which transient gas dynamics phenomena play a key role.

  12. A user-friendly computational workflow for the analysis of microRNA deep sequencing data.

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    Majer, Anna; Caligiuri, Kyle A; Booth, Stephanie A

    2013-01-01

    Second-generation high-throughput sequencing is a robust and inexpensive methodology that is becoming an increasingly common technique for the study of microRNA (miRNA) expression levels in the central nervous system. This method allows for the identification of both known and novel miRNAs, reporting on the qualitative and quantitative levels these RNA species represent in any given sample. Numerous bioinformatic programs are currently available to analyze deep sequencing data but many require at least a partial understanding of the command line interface. In this chapter, we describe a user-friendly computational workflow guiding the user through the process from the initial FASTQ deep sequencing file to the identification of known and potentially novel miRNAs in a given experiment, as well as the assessment of the differential expression of these miRNAs between experimental samples. Furthermore, programs that can predict potential targets for these miRNAs are also highlighted. PMID:23007497

  13. A user-friendly tool for medical-related patent retrieval.

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    Pasche, Emilie; Gobeill, Julien; Teodoro, Douglas; Gaudinat, Arnaud; Vishnyakova, Dina; Lovis, Christian; Ruch, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    Health-related information retrieval is complicated by the variety of nomenclatures available to name entities, since different communities of users will use different ways to name a same entity. We present in this report the development and evaluation of a user-friendly interactive Web application aiming at facilitating health-related patent search. Our tool, called TWINC, relies on a search engine tuned during several patent retrieval competitions, enhanced with intelligent interaction modules, such as chemical query, normalization and expansion. While the functionality of related article search showed promising performances, the ad hoc search results in fairly contrasted results. Nonetheless, TWINC performed well during the PatOlympics competition and was appreciated by intellectual property experts. This result should be balanced by the limited evaluation sample. We can also assume that it can be customized to be applied in corporate search environments to process domain and company-specific vocabularies, including non-English literature and patents reports. PMID:22491124

  14. User-friendly tools for quantifying the dynamics of cellular morphology and intracellular protein clusters.

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    Tsygankov, Denis; Chu, Pei-Hsuan; Chen, Hsin; Elston, Timothy C; Hahn, Klaus M

    2014-01-01

    Understanding the heterogeneous dynamics of cellular processes requires not only tools to visualize molecular behavior but also versatile approaches to extract and analyze the information contained in live-cell movies of many cells. Automated identification and tracking of cellular features enable thorough and consistent comparative analyses in a high-throughput manner. Here, we present tools for two challenging problems in computational image analysis: (1) classification of motion for cells with complex shapes and dynamics and (2) segmentation of clustered cells and quantification of intracellular protein distributions based on a single fluorescence channel. We describe these methods and user-friendly software(1) (MATLAB applications with graphical user interfaces) so these tools can be readily applied without an extensive knowledge of computational techniques. PMID:24974040

  15. An integrated user-friendly ArcMAP tool for bivariate statistical modeling in geoscience applications

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    Jebur, M. N.; Pradhan, B.; Shafri, H. Z. M.; Yusof, Z.; Tehrany, M. S.

    2014-10-01

    Modeling and classification difficulties are fundamental issues in natural hazard assessment. A geographic information system (GIS) is a domain that requires users to use various tools to perform different types of spatial modeling. Bivariate statistical analysis (BSA) assists in hazard modeling. To perform this analysis, several calculations are required and the user has to transfer data from one format to another. Most researchers perform these calculations manually by using Microsoft Excel or other programs. This process is time consuming and carries a degree of uncertainty. The lack of proper tools to implement BSA in a GIS environment prompted this study. In this paper, a user-friendly tool, BSM (bivariate statistical modeler), for BSA technique is proposed. Three popular BSA techniques such as frequency ratio, weights-of-evidence, and evidential belief function models are applied in the newly proposed ArcMAP tool. This tool is programmed in Python and is created by a simple graphical user interface, which facilitates the improvement of model performance. The proposed tool implements BSA automatically, thus allowing numerous variables to be examined. To validate the capability and accuracy of this program, a pilot test area in Malaysia is selected and all three models are tested by using the proposed program. Area under curve is used to measure the success rate and prediction rate. Results demonstrate that the proposed program executes BSA with reasonable accuracy. The proposed BSA tool can be used in numerous applications, such as natural hazard, mineral potential, hydrological, and other engineering and environmental applications.

  16. Bioprocess Control in Microscale: Scalable Fermentations in Disposable and User-Friendly Microfluidic Systems

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    2010-01-01

    Background The efficiency of biotechnological production processes depends on selecting the best performing microbial strain and the optimal cultivation conditions. Thus, many experiments have to be conducted, which conflicts with the demand to speed up drug development processes. Consequently, there is a great need for high-throughput devices that allow rapid and reliable bioprocess development. This need is addressed, for example, by the fiber-optic online-monitoring system BioLector which utilizes the wells of shaken microtiter plates (MTPs) as small-scale fermenters. To further improve the application of MTPs as microbioreactors, in this paper, the BioLector technology is combined with microfluidic bioprocess control in MTPs. To realize a user-friendly system for routine laboratory work, disposable microfluidic MTPs are utilized which are actuated by a user-friendly pneumatic hardware. Results This novel microfermentation system was tested in pH-controlled batch as well as in fed-batch fermentations of Escherichia coli. The pH-value in the culture broth could be kept in a narrow dead band of 0.03 around the pH-setpoint, by pneumatically dosing ammonia solution and phosphoric acid to each culture well. Furthermore, fed-batch cultivations with linear and exponential feeding of 500 g/L glucose solution were conducted. Finally, the scale-up potential of the microscale fermentations was evaluated by comparing the obtained results to that of fully controlled fermentations in a 2 L laboratory-scale fermenter (working volume of 1 L). The scale-up was realized by keeping the volumetric mass transfer coefficient kLa constant at a value of 460 1/h. The same growth behavior of the E. coli cultures could be observed on both scales. Conclusion In microfluidic MTPs, pH-controlled batch as well as fed-batch fermentations were successfully performed. The liquid dosing as well as the biomass growth kinetics of the process-controlled fermentations agreed well both in the microscale and laboratory scale. In conclusion, a user-friendly and disposable microfluidic system could be established which allows scaleable, fully controlled and fully monitored fermentations in working volumes below 1 milliliter. PMID:21073740

  17. MicroSyn: a user friendly tool for detection of microsynteny in a gene family

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    Cai, Bin; Yang, Xiaohan; Tuskan, Gerald A; Cheng, Zong-Ming

    2011-01-01

    Background: The traditional phylogeny analysis within gene family is mainly based on DNA or amino acid sequence homologies. However, these phylogenetic tree analyses are not suitable for those non-traditional gene families like microRNA with very short sequences. For the normal protein-coding gene families, low bootstrap values are frequently encountered in some nodes, suggesting low confidence or likely inappropriateness of placement of those members in those nodes. Results: We introduce MicroSyn software as a means of detecting microsynteny in adjacent genomic regions surrounding genes in gene families. MicroSyn searches for conserved, flanking colinear homologous gene pairs between two genomic fragments to determine the relationship between two members in a gene family. The colinearity of homologous pairs is controlled by a statistical distance function. As a result, gene duplication history can be inferred from the output independent of gene sequences. MicroSyn was designed for both experienced and non-expert users with a user-friendly graphical-user interface. MicroSyn is available from: http://fcsb.njau.edu. cn/microsyn/. Conclusions: Case studies of the microRNA167 genes in plants and Xyloglucan ndotransglycosylase/Hydrolase family in Populus trichocarpa were presented to show the utility of the software. The easy using of MicroSyn in these examples suggests that the software is an additional valuable means to address the problem intrinsic in the computational methods and sequence qualities themselves in gene family analysis.

  18. The HADDOCK2.2 Web Server: User-Friendly Integrative Modeling of Biomolecular Complexes.

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    van Zundert, G C P; Rodrigues, J P G L M; Trellet, M; Schmitz, C; Kastritis, P L; Karaca, E; Melquiond, A S J; van Dijk, M; de Vries, S J; Bonvin, A M J J

    2016-02-22

    The prediction of the quaternary structure of biomolecular macromolecules is of paramount importance for fundamental understanding of cellular processes and drug design. In the era of integrative structural biology, one way of increasing the accuracy of modeling methods used to predict the structure of biomolecular complexes is to include as much experimental or predictive information as possible in the process. This has been at the core of our information-driven docking approach HADDOCK. We present here the updated version 2.2 of the HADDOCK portal, which offers new features such as support for mixed molecule types, additional experimental restraints and improved protocols, all of this in a user-friendly interface. With well over 6000 registered users and 108,000 jobs served, an increasing fraction of which on grid resources, we hope that this timely upgrade will help the community to solve important biological questions and further advance the field. The HADDOCK2.2 Web server is freely accessible to non-profit users at http://haddock.science.uu.nl/services/HADDOCK2.2. PMID:26410586

  19. Ganga: User-friendly Grid job submission and management tool for LHC and beyond

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    Vanderster, D. C.; Brochu, F.; Cowan, G.; Egede, U.; Elmsheuser, J.; Gaidoz, B.; Harrison, K.; Lee, H. C.; Liko, D.; Maier, A.; Mo?cicki, J. T.; Muraru, A.; Pajchel, K.; Reece, W.; Samset, B.; Slater, M.; Soroko, A.; Tan, C. L.; Williams, M.

    2010-04-01

    Ganga has been widely used for several years in ATLAS, LHCb and a handful of other communities. Ganga provides a simple yet powerful interface for submitting and managing jobs to a variety of computing backends. The tool helps users configuring applications and keeping track of their work. With the major release of version 5 in summer 2008, Ganga's main user-friendly features have been strengthened. Examples include a new configuration interface, enhanced support for job collections, bulk operations and easier access to subjobs. In addition to the traditional batch and Grid backends such as Condor, LSF, PBS, gLite/EDG a point-to-point job execution via ssh on remote machines is now supported. Ganga is used as an interactive job submission interface for end-users, and also as a job submission component for higher-level tools. For example GangaRobot is used to perform automated, end-to-end testing of distributed data analysis. Ganga comes with an extensive test suite covering more than 350 test cases. The development model involves all active developers in the release management shifts which is an important and novel approach for the distributed software collaborations. Ganga 5 is a mature, stable and widely-used tool with long-term support from the HEP community.

  20. RobiNA: a user-friendly, integrated software solution for RNA-Seq-based transcriptomics

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    Lohse, Marc; Bolger, Anthony M.; Nagel, Axel; Fernie, Alisdair R.; Lunn, John E.; Stitt, Mark; Usadel, Björn

    2012-01-01

    Recent rapid advances in next generation RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq)-based provide researchers with unprecedentedly large data sets and open new perspectives in transcriptomics. Furthermore, RNA-Seq-based transcript profiling can be applied to non-model and newly discovered organisms because it does not require a predefined measuring platform (like e.g. microarrays). However, these novel technologies pose new challenges: the raw data need to be rigorously quality checked and filtered prior to analysis, and proper statistical methods have to be applied to extract biologically relevant information. Given the sheer volume of data, this is no trivial task and requires a combination of considerable technical resources along with bioinformatics expertise. To aid the individual researcher, we have developed RobiNA as an integrated solution that consolidates all steps of RNA-Seq-based differential gene-expression analysis in one user-friendly cross-platform application featuring a rich graphical user interface. RobiNA accepts raw FastQ files, SAM/BAM alignment files and counts tables as input. It supports quality checking, flexible filtering and statistical analysis of differential gene expression based on state-of-the art biostatistical methods developed in the R/Bioconductor projects. In-line help and a step-by-step manual guide users through the analysis. Installer packages for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux are available under the LGPL licence from http://mapman.gabipd.org/web/guest/robin. PMID:22684630

  1. Development of HydroImage, A User Friendly Hydrogeophysical Characterization Software

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    Mok, Chin Man; Hubbard, Susan; Chen, Jinsong; Suribhatla, Raghu; Kaback, Dawn Samara

    2014-01-29

    HydroImage, user friendly software that utilizes high-resolution geophysical data for estimating hydrogeological parameters in subsurface strate, was developed under this grant. HydroImage runs on a personal computer platform to promote broad use by hydrogeologists to further understanding of subsurface processes that govern contaminant fate, transport, and remediation. The unique software provides estimates of hydrogeological properties over continuous volumes of the subsurface, whereas previous approaches only allow estimation of point locations. thus, this unique tool can be used to significantly enhance site conceptual models and improve design and operation of remediation systems. The HydroImage technical approach uses statistical models to integrate geophysical data with borehole geological data and hydrological measurements to produce hydrogeological parameter estimates as 2-D or 3-D images.

  2. Preventive foot care. A user-friendly system for patients and physicians.

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    Strauss, M B; Hart, J D; Winant, D M

    1998-05-01

    Our user-friendly foot skin and toenail grading system is simple to understand for both patients and physicians. Current medical practice dictates that primary care physicians deliver the most comprehensive care possible for their patients. This includes preventive care and documentation of outcomes. Our approach simplifies evaluation and management of the majority of foot skin and toenail conditions in compromised hosts. Reimbursement for the extra care is justified, and authorized billing codes exist. Our system helps to prevent the physical, emotional, and financial costs associated with severe foot wounds and nail disorders. We remind our patients that proper foot care is as important in preventing foot complications as drug therapy is in preventing complications in other organs. Our approach to foot skin and toenail care is largely prophylactic and can be easily instituted in a primary care practice. PMID:9590997

  3. A user-friendly forest model with a multiplicative mathematical structure: a Bayesian approach to calibration

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    Bagnara, M.; Van Oijen, M.; Cameron, D.; Gianelle, D.; Magnani, F.; Sottocornola, M.

    2014-10-01

    Forest models are being increasingly used to study ecosystem functioning, through the reproduction of carbon fluxes and productivity in very different forests all over the world. Over the last two decades, the need for simple and "easy to use" models for practical applications, characterized by few parameters and equations, has become clear, and some have been developed for this purpose. These models aim to represent the main drivers underlying forest ecosystem processes while being applicable to the widest possible range of forest ecosystems. Recently, it has also become clear that model performance should not be assessed only in terms of accuracy of estimations and predictions, but also in terms of estimates of model uncertainties. Therefore, the Bayesian approach has increasingly been applied to calibrate forest models, with the aim of estimating the uncertainty of their results, and of comparing their performances. Some forest models, considered to be user-friendly, rely on a multiplicative or quasi-multiplicative mathematical structure, which is known to cause problems during the calibration process, mainly due to high correlations between parameters. In a Bayesian framework using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling this is likely to impair the reaching of a proper convergence of the chains and the sampling from the correct posterior distribution. Here we show two methods to reach proper convergence when using a forest model with a multiplicative structure, applying different algorithms with different number of iterations during the Markov Chain Monte Carlo or a two-steps calibration. The results showed that recently proposed algorithms for adaptive calibration do not confer a clear advantage over the Metropolis-Hastings Random Walk algorithm for the forest model used here. Moreover, the calibration remains time consuming and mathematically difficult, so advantages of using a fast and user-friendly model can be lost due to the calibration process that is needed to obtain reliable results.

  4. Towards a User-Friendly Brain-Computer Interface: Initial Tests in ALS and PLS Patients

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    Bai, Ou; Lin, Peter; Huang, Dandan; Fei, Ding-Yu; Floeter, Mary Kay

    2010-01-01

    Objective Patients usually require long-term training for effective EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) control due to fatigue caused by the demands for focused attention during prolonged BCI operation. We intended to develop a user-friendly BCI requiring minimal training and less mental load. Methods Testing of BCI performance was investigated in three patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and three patients with primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), who had no previous BCI experience. All patients performed binary control of cursor movement. One ALS patient and one PLS patient performed four-directional cursor control in a two-dimensional domain under a BCI paradigm associated with human natural motor behavior using motor execution and motor imagery. Subjects practiced for 5-10 minutes and then participated in a multi-session study of either binary control or four-directional control including online BCI game over 1.5 – 2 hours in a single visit. Results Event-related desynchronization and event-related synchronization in the beta band were observed in all patients during the production of voluntary movement either by motor execution or motor imagery. The online binary control of cursor movement was achieved with an average accuracy about 82.1±8.2% with motor execution and about 80% with motor imagery, whereas offline accuracy was achieved with 91.4±3.4% with motor execution and 83.3±8.9% with motor imagery after optimization. In addition, four-directional cursor control was achieved with an accuracy of 50-60% with motor execution and motor imagery. Conclusion Patients with ALS or PLS may achieve BCI control without extended training, and fatigue might be reduced during operation of a BCI associated with human natural motor behavior. Significance The development of a user-friendly BCI will promote practical BCI applications in paralyzed patients. PMID:20347612

  5. An integrated user-friendly ArcMAP tool for bivariate statistical modelling in geoscience applications

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    Jebur, M. N.; Pradhan, B.; Shafri, H. Z. M.; Yusoff, Z. M.; Tehrany, M. S.

    2015-03-01

    Modelling and classification difficulties are fundamental issues in natural hazard assessment. A geographic information system (GIS) is a domain that requires users to use various tools to perform different types of spatial modelling. Bivariate statistical analysis (BSA) assists in hazard modelling. To perform this analysis, several calculations are required and the user has to transfer data from one format to another. Most researchers perform these calculations manually by using Microsoft Excel or other programs. This process is time-consuming and carries a degree of uncertainty. The lack of proper tools to implement BSA in a GIS environment prompted this study. In this paper, a user-friendly tool, bivariate statistical modeler (BSM), for BSA technique is proposed. Three popular BSA techniques, such as frequency ratio, weight-of-evidence (WoE), and evidential belief function (EBF) models, are applied in the newly proposed ArcMAP tool. This tool is programmed in Python and created by a simple graphical user interface (GUI), which facilitates the improvement of model performance. The proposed tool implements BSA automatically, thus allowing numerous variables to be examined. To validate the capability and accuracy of this program, a pilot test area in Malaysia is selected and all three models are tested by using the proposed program. Area under curve (AUC) is used to measure the success rate and prediction rate. Results demonstrate that the proposed program executes BSA with reasonable accuracy. The proposed BSA tool can be used in numerous applications, such as natural hazard, mineral potential, hydrological, and other engineering and environmental applications.

  6. PuffinPlot: A versatile, user-friendly program for paleomagnetic analysis

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    Lurcock, P. C.; Wilson, G. S.

    2012-06-01

    PuffinPlot is a user-friendly desktop application for analysis of paleomagnetic data, offering a unique combination of features. It runs on several operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux; supports both discrete and long core data; and facilitates analysis of very weakly magnetic samples. As well as interactive graphical operation, PuffinPlot offers batch analysis for large volumes of data, and a Python scripting interface for programmatic control of its features. Available data displays include demagnetization/intensity, Zijderveld, equal-area (for sample, site, and suite level demagnetization data, and for magnetic susceptibility anisotropy data), a demagnetization data table, and a natural remanent magnetization intensity histogram. Analysis types include principal component analysis, Fisherian statistics, and great-circle path intersections. The results of calculations can be exported as CSV (comma-separated value) files; graphs can be printed, and can also be saved as publication-quality vector files in SVG or PDF format. PuffinPlot is free, and the program, user manual, and fully documented source code may be downloaded from http://code.google.com/p/puffinplot/.

  7. SpotWhatR: a user-friendly microarray data analysis system.

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    Koide, Tie; Salem-Izacc, Silvia M; Gomes, Suely L; Vêncio, Ricardo Z N

    2006-01-01

    SpotWhatR is a user-friendly microarray data analysis tool that runs under a widely and freely available R statistical language (http://www.r-project.org) for Windows and Linux operational systems. The aim of SpotWhatR is to help the researcher to analyze microarray data by providing basic tools for data visualization, normalization, determination of differentially expressed genes, summarization by Gene Ontology terms, and clustering analysis. SpotWhatR allows researchers who are not familiar with computational programming to choose the most suitable analysis for their microarray dataset. Along with well-known procedures used in microarray data analysis, we have introduced a stand-alone implementation of the HTself method, especially designed to find differentially expressed genes in low-replication contexts. This approach is more compatible with our local reality than the usual statistical methods. We provide several examples derived from the Blastocladiella emersonii and Xylella fastidiosa Microarray Projects. SpotWhatR is freely available at http://blasto.iq.usp.br/~tkoide/SpotWhatR, in English and Portuguese versions. In addition, the user can choose between "single experiment" and "batch processing" versions. PMID:16755501

  8. User Friendly Open GIS Tool for Large Scale Data Assimilation - a Case Study of Hydrological Modelling

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    Gupta, P. K.

    2012-08-01

    Open source software (OSS) coding has tremendous advantages over proprietary software. These are primarily fuelled by high level programming languages (JAVA, C++, Python etc...) and open source geospatial libraries (GDAL/OGR, GEOS, GeoTools etc.). Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a popular open source GIS package, which is licensed under GNU GPL and is written in C++. It allows users to perform specialised tasks by creating plugins in C++ and Python. This research article emphasises on exploiting this capability of QGIS to build and implement plugins across multiple platforms using the easy to learn - Python programming language. In the present study, a tool has been developed to assimilate large spatio-temporal datasets such as national level gridded rainfall, temperature, topographic (digital elevation model, slope, aspect), landuse/landcover and multi-layer soil data for input into hydrological models. At present this tool has been developed for Indian sub-continent. An attempt is also made to use popular scientific and numerical libraries to create custom applications for digital inclusion. In the hydrological modelling calibration and validation are important steps which are repetitively carried out for the same study region. As such the developed tool will be user friendly and used efficiently for these repetitive processes by reducing the time required for data management and handling. Moreover, it was found that the developed tool can easily assimilate large dataset in an organised manner.

  9. QualitySNPng: a user-friendly SNP detection and visualization tool.

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    Nijveen, Harm; van Kaauwen, Martijn; Esselink, Danny G; Hoegen, Brechtje; Vosman, Ben

    2013-07-01

    QualitySNPng is a new software tool for the detection and interactive visualization of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). It uses a haplotype-based strategy to identify reliable SNPs; it is optimized for the analysis of current RNA-seq data; but it can also be used on genomic DNA sequences derived from next-generation sequencing experiments. QualitySNPng does not require a sequenced reference genome and delivers reliable SNPs for di- as well as polyploid species. The tool features a user-friendly interface, multiple filtering options to handle typical sequencing errors, support for SAM and ACE files and interactive visualization. QualitySNPng produces high-quality SNP information that can be used directly in genotyping by sequencing approaches for application in QTL and genome-wide association mapping as well as to populate SNP arrays. The software can be used as a stand-alone application with a graphical user interface or as part of a pipeline system like Galaxy. Versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, as well as the source code, are available from http://www.bioinformatics.nl/QualitySNPng. PMID:23632165

  10. A user-friendly software to easily count Anopheles egg batches

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    2012-01-01

    Background Studies on malaria vector ecology and development/evaluation of vector control strategies often require measures of mosquito life history traits. Assessing the fecundity of malaria vectors can be carried out by counting eggs laid by Anopheles females. However, manually counting the eggs is time consuming, tedious, and error prone. Methods In this paper we present a newly developed software for high precision automatic egg counting. The software written in the Java programming language proposes a user-friendly interface and a complete online manual. It allows the inspection of results by the operator and includes proper tools for manual corrections. The user can in fact correct any details on the acquired results by a mouse click. Time saving is significant and errors due to loss of concentration are avoided. Results The software was tested over 16 randomly chosen images from 2 different experiments. The results show that the proposed automatic method produces results that are close to the ground truth. Conclusions The proposed approaches demonstrated a very high level of robustness. The adoption of the proposed software package will save many hours of labor to the bench scientist. The software needs no particular configuration and is freely available for download on: http://w3.ualg.pt/∼hshah/eggcounter/. PMID:22713553

  11. A User-Friendly Approach to Program Evaluation and Effective Community Interventions for Families at Risk of Homelessness

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    Mulroy, Elizabeth A.; Lauber, Helenann

    2004-01-01

    This article demonstrates how a user-friendly evaluation of a federally funded homeless prevention program using an action research approach -- and using a logic model as the analytic framework -- informed multiple stakeholders, including members of Congress, other decision makers, and Family Center practitioners. The program's target population…

  12. TIME Impact - a new user-friendly tuberculosis (TB) model to inform TB policy decisions.

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    Houben, R M G J; Lalli, M; Sumner, T; Hamilton, M; Pedrazzoli, D; Bonsu, F; Hippner, P; Pillay, Y; Kimerling, M; Ahmedov, S; Pretorius, C; White, R G

    2016-01-01

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide, predominantly affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where resources are limited. As such, countries need to be able to choose the most efficient interventions for their respective setting. Mathematical models can be valuable tools to inform rational policy decisions and improve resource allocation, but are often unavailable or inaccessible for LMICs, particularly in TB. We developed TIME Impact, a user-friendly TB model that enables local capacity building and strengthens country-specific policy discussions to inform support funding applications at the (sub-)national level (e.g. Ministry of Finance) or to international donors (e.g. the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).TIME Impact is an epidemiological transmission model nested in TIME, a set of TB modelling tools available for free download within the widely-used Spectrum software. The TIME Impact model reflects key aspects of the natural history of TB, with additional structure for HIV/ART, drug resistance, treatment history and age. TIME Impact enables national TB programmes (NTPs) and other TB policymakers to better understand their own TB epidemic, plan their response, apply for funding and evaluate the implementation of the response.The explicit aim of TIME Impact's user-friendly interface is to enable training of local and international TB experts towards independent use. During application of TIME Impact, close involvement of the NTPs and other local partners also builds critical understanding of the modelling methods, assumptions and limitations inherent to modelling. This is essential to generate broad country-level ownership of the modelling data inputs and results. In turn, it stimulates discussions and a review of the current evidence and assumptions, strengthening the decision-making process in general.TIME Impact has been effectively applied in a variety of settings. In South Africa, it informed the first South African HIV and TB Investment Cases and successfully leveraged additional resources from the National Treasury at a time of austerity. In Ghana, a long-term TIME model-centred interaction with the NTP provided new insights into the local epidemiology and guided resource allocation decisions to improve impact. PMID:27012808

  13. ClimatePipes: User-Friendly Data Access, Manipulation, Analysis & Visualization of Community Climate Models

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    Chaudhary, A.; DeMarle, D.; Burnett, B.; Harris, C.; Silva, W.; Osmari, D.; Geveci, B.; Silva, C.; Doutriaux, C.; Williams, D. N.

    2013-12-01

    The impact of climate change will resonate through a broad range of fields including public health, infrastructure, water resources, and many others. Long-term coordinated planning, funding, and action are required for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Unfortunately, widespread use of climate data (simulated and observed) in non-climate science communities is impeded by factors such as large data size, lack of adequate metadata, poor documentation, and lack of sufficient computational and visualization resources. We present ClimatePipes to address many of these challenges by creating an open source platform that provides state-of-the-art, user-friendly data access, analysis, and visualization for climate and other relevant geospatial datasets, making the climate data available to non-researchers, decision-makers, and other stakeholders. The overarching goals of ClimatePipes are: - Enable users to explore real-world questions related to climate change. - Provide tools for data access, analysis, and visualization. - Facilitate collaboration by enabling users to share datasets, workflows, and visualization. ClimatePipes uses a web-based application platform for its widespread support on mainstream operating systems, ease-of-use, and inherent collaboration support. The front-end of ClimatePipes uses HTML5 (WebGL, Canvas2D, CSS3) to deliver state-of-the-art visualization and to provide a best-in-class user experience. The back-end of the ClimatePipes is built around Python using the Visualization Toolkit (VTK, http://vtk.org), Climate Data Analysis Tools (CDAT, http://uv-cdat.llnl.gov), and other climate and geospatial data processing tools such as GDAL and PROJ4. ClimatePipes web-interface to query and access data from remote sources (such as ESGF). Shown in the figure is climate data layer from ESGF on top of map data layer from OpenStreetMap. The ClimatePipes workflow editor provides flexibility and fine grained control, and uses the VisTrails (http://www.vistrails.org) workflow engine in the backend.

  14. MSDB: a user-friendly program for reporting distribution and building databases of microsatellites from genome sequences.

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    Du, Lianming; Li, Yuzhi; Zhang, Xiuyue; Yue, Bisong

    2013-01-01

    Microsatellite Search and Building Database (MSDB) is a new Perl program providing a user-friendly interface for identification and building databases of microsatellites from complete genome sequences. The general aims of MSDB are to use the database to store the information of microsatellites and to facilitate the management, classification, and statistics of microsatellites. A user-friendly interface facilitates the treatment of large datasets. The program is powerful in finding various types of pure, compound, and complex microsatellites from sequences as well as generating a detailed statistical report in worksheet format. MSDB also contains other two subprograms: SWR, which is used to export microsatellites from the database to meet user's requirements, and SWP, which is used to automatically invoke R to draw a sliding window plot for displaying the distribution of density or frequency of identified microsatellites. MSDB is freely available under the GNU General Public license for Windows and Linux from the following website: http://msdb.biosv.com/. PMID:23144492

  15. Developing user-friendly habitat suitability tools from regional stream fish survey data

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    Zorn, T.G.; Seelbach, P.; Wiley, M.J.

    2011-01-01

    We developed user-friendly fish habitat suitability tools (plots) for fishery managers in Michigan; these tools are based on driving habitat variables and fish population estimates for several hundred stream sites throughout the state. We generated contour plots to show patterns in fish biomass for over 60 common species (and for 120 species grouped at the family level) in relation to axes of catchment area and low-flow yield (90% exceedance flow divided by catchment area) and also in relation to axes of mean and weekly range of July temperatures. The plots showed distinct patterns in fish habitat suitability at each level of biological organization studied and were useful for quantitatively comparing river sites. We demonstrate how these plots can be used to support stream management, and we provide examples pertaining to resource assessment, trout stocking, angling regulations, chemical reclamation of marginal trout streams, indicator species, instream flow protection, and habitat restoration. These straightforward and effective tools are electronically available so that managers can easily access and incorporate them into decision protocols and presentations.

  16. A User-Friendly Model for Spray Drying to Aid Pharmaceutical Product Development

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    Grasmeijer, Niels; de Waard, Hans; Hinrichs, Wouter L. J.; Frijlink, Henderik W.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to develop a user-friendly model for spray drying that can aid in the development of a pharmaceutical product, by shifting from a trial-and-error towards a quality-by-design approach. To achieve this, a spray dryer model was developed in commercial and open source spreadsheet software. The output of the model was first fitted to the experimental output of a Büchi B-290 spray dryer and subsequently validated. The predicted outlet temperatures of the spray dryer model matched the experimental values very well over the entire range of spray dryer settings that were tested. Finally, the model was applied to produce glassy sugars by spray drying, an often used excipient in formulations of biopharmaceuticals. For the production of glassy sugars, the model was extended to predict the relative humidity at the outlet, which is not measured in the spray dryer by default. This extended model was then successfully used to predict whether specific settings were suitable for producing glassy trehalose and inulin by spray drying. In conclusion, a spray dryer model was developed that is able to predict the output parameters of the spray drying process. The model can aid the development of spray dried pharmaceutical products by shifting from a trial-and-error towards a quality-by-design approach. PMID:24040240

  17. Status of PRIMA for the VLTI or the quest for user-friendly fringe tracking

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    Schmid, C.; Abuter, R.; Ménardi, S.; Andolfato, L.; Delplancke, F.; Derie, F.; Di Lieto, N.; Frahm, R.; Gitton, Ph.; Gomes, N.; Haguenauer, P.; Lév"que, S.; Morel, S.; Müller, A.; Phan Duc, T.; Pozna, E.; Sahlmann, J.; Schuhler, N.; van Belle, G.

    2010-07-01

    The Phase Referenced Imaging and Micro Arcsecond Astrometry (PRIMA) facility for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), is being installed and tested in the observatory of Paranal. Most of the tests have been concentrated on the characterization of the Fringe Sensor Unit (FSU) and on the automation of the fringe tracking in preparation of dual-field observations. The status of the facility, an analysis of the FSU performance and the first attempts towards dual-field observations will be presented in this paper. In the FSU, the phase information is spatially encoded into four independent combined beams (ABCD) and the group delay comes from their spectral dispersion over 5 spectral channels covering the K-band. During fringe tracking the state machine of the optical path difference controller is driven by the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) derived from the 4 ABCD measurements. We will describe the strategy used to define SNR thresholds depending on the star magnitude for automatically detecting and locking the fringes. Further, the SNR as well as the phase delay measurements are affected by differential effects occurring between the four beams. We will shortly discuss the contributions of these effects on the measured phase and SNR noises. We will also assess the sensitivity of the group delay linearity to various instrumental parameters and discuss the corresponding calibration procedures. Finally we will describe how these calibrations and detection thresholds are being automated to make PRIMA as much as possible a user-friendly and efficient facility.

  18. A New User-Friendly Model to Reduce Cost for Headwater Benefits Assessment

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    Bao, Y.S.; Cover, C.K.; Perlack, R.D.; Sale, M.J.; Sarma, V.

    1999-07-07

    Headwater benefits at a downstream hydropower project are energy gains that are derived from the installation of upstream reservoirs. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is required by law to assess charges of such energy gains to downstream owners of non-federal hydropower projects. The high costs of determining headwater benefits prohibit the use of a complicated model in basins where the magnitude of the benefits is expected to be small. This paper presents a new user-friendly computer model, EFDAM (Enhanced Flow Duration Analysis Method), that not only improves the accuracy of the standard flow duration method but also reduces costs for determining headwater benefits. The EFDAM model includes a MS Windows-based interface module to provide tools for automating input data file preparation, linking and executing of a generic program, editing/viewing of input/output files, and application guidance. The EDFAM was applied to various river basins. An example was given to illustrate the main features of EFDAM application for creating input files and assessing headwater benefits at the Tulloch Hydropower Plant on the Stanislaus River Basin, California.

  19. DRAC: A user-friendly computer code for modeling transient thermohydraulic phenomena in solar-receiver tubing

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    Winters, W. S.

    1983-01-01

    The capabilities of DRAC (Dynamic Receiver Analysis Code) are presented. The DRAC is the first in a series of user friendly driver programs for the more general code. TOPAZ (transient one dimensional pipe flow analyzer). The DRAC permits the user to model both transient and steady state thermohydraulic phenomena in solar receiver tubing. Users may specify arbitrary, time dependent, incident heat flux profiles and/or flow rate changes and DRAC will calculate the resulting transient excursions in tube wall temperature and fluid properties. Radiative and convective losses are accounted for and the user may model any receiver flud (compressible or incompressible) for which thermodynamic data exists. The DRAC code, a comprehensive set of steady state validation calculations, and detailed user instructions are described.

  20. User-friendly 3D bioassays with cell-containing hydrogel modules: narrowing the gap between microfluidic bioassays and clinical end-users' needs.

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    Lee, Do-Hyun; Bae, Chae Yun; Kwon, Seyong; Park, Je-Kyun

    2015-06-01

    Cell-containing hydrogel modules as cell-hydrogel microunits for creating a physiologically relevant 3D in vivo-like microenvironment with multiple cell types and unique extracellular matrix (ECM) compositions facilitate long-term cell maintenance and bioassays. To date, there have been many important advances in microfluidic bioassays, which incorporate hydrogel scaffolds into surface-accessible microchambers, driven by the strong demand for the application of spatiotemporally defined biochemical stimuli to construct in vivo-like conditions and perform real-time imaging of cell-matrix interactions. In keeping with the trend of fostering collaborations among biologists, clinicians, and microfluidic engineers, it is essential to create a simpler approach for coupling cell-containing hydrogel modules and an automated bioassay platform in a user-friendly format. In this article, we review recent progress in hydrogel-incorporated microfluidics for long-term cell maintenance and discuss some of the simpler and user-friendly 3D bioassay techniques combined with cell-containing hydrogel modules that can be applied to mutually beneficial collaborations with non-engineers. We anticipate that this modular and user-friendly format interfaced with existing laboratory infrastructure will help address several clinical questions in ways that extend well beyond the current 2D cell-culture systems. PMID:25857752

  1. Implementation and application of an interactive user-friendly validation software for RADIANCE

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    Sundaram, Anand; Boonn, William W.; Kim, Woojin; Cook, Tessa S.

    2012-02-01

    RADIANCE extracts CT dose parameters from dose sheets using optical character recognition and stores the data in a relational database. To facilitate validation of RADIANCE's performance, a simple user interface was initially implemented and about 300 records were evaluated. Here, we extend this interface to achieve a wider variety of functions and perform a larger-scale validation. The validator uses some data from the RADIANCE database to prepopulate quality-testing fields, such as correspondence between calculated and reported total dose-length product. The interface also displays relevant parameters from the DICOM headers. A total of 5,098 dose sheets were used to test the performance accuracy of RADIANCE in dose data extraction. Several search criteria were implemented. All records were searchable by accession number, study date, or dose parameters beyond chosen thresholds. Validated records were searchable according to additional criteria from validation inputs. An error rate of 0.303% was demonstrated in the validation. Dose monitoring is increasingly important and RADIANCE provides an open-source solution with a high level of accuracy. The RADIANCE validator has been updated to enable users to test the integrity of their installation and verify that their dose monitoring is accurate and effective.

  2. Vascular Imaging with Carbon Dioxide: Confidence in a Safe, Efficacious, User-Friendly System.

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    Caridi, James G

    2015-12-01

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used as an imaging agent since the early 1900s. The intravascular use of CO2 for imaging began in the 1960s. Its use was limited, as the available technology for imaging and safe delivery was poor. Even until today its use as an imaging agent has not reached its potential because of non-user friendly and cumbersome delivery methods. Confusing tanks, valves, and assembly of do-it-yourself systems create an aversion to its use. As an invisible agent with properties vastly different from liquid contrast, well-seasoned interventionalists are hesitant to use it because of perceived often unrealistic potential complications. Despite many of the advantages of a gaseous imaging agent, insecurity has translated to its lack of use and availability to the benefit of patients. With the development of the new CO2mmander/AngiAssist delivery system (AngioAdvancements, Inc; Ft. Meyers, FL), a compact, unwieldy, easily understood, closed system that does not require assembly is replacing the various makeshift systems in the CO2 community. This system combines a small multiuse disposable cylinder, compact regulator, and a dual syringe delivery system to the patient. A unique proprietary valve (K-valve) prevents the possibility of CO2 overload during delivery. Because of one-way valves and the prepackaged complete setup, operator error and air contamination with inadvertent connections are eliminated. Noncompressed CO2 is administered in the volume of choice in a nonexplosive manner. This simple, yet safe and effective, delivery system will undoubtedly promote the greater use of intravascular CO2. This in turn will translate into improved patient care in both the diagnostic and interventional arena. PMID:26622095

  3. MASH Suite: A User-Friendly and Versatile Software Interface for High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Data Interpretation and Visualization

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    Guner, Huseyin; Close, Patrick L.; Cai, Wenxuan; Zhang, Han; Peng, Ying; Gregorich, Zachery R.; Ge, Ying

    2014-03-01

    The rapid advancements in mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation, particularly in Fourier transform (FT) MS, have made the acquisition of high-resolution and high-accuracy mass measurements routine. However, the software tools for the interpretation of high-resolution MS data are underdeveloped. Although several algorithms for the automatic processing of high-resolution MS data are available, there is still an urgent need for a user-friendly interface with functions that allow users to visualize and validate the computational output. Therefore, we have developed MASH Suite, a user-friendly and versatile software interface for processing high-resolution MS data. MASH Suite contains a wide range of features that allow users to easily navigate through data analysis, visualize complex high-resolution MS data, and manually validate automatically processed results. Furthermore, it provides easy, fast, and reliable interpretation of top-down, middle-down, and bottom-up MS data. MASH Suite is convenient, easily operated, and freely available. It can greatly facilitate the comprehensive interpretation and validation of high-resolution MS data with high accuracy and reliability.

  4. PreP+07: improvements of a user friendly tool to preprocess and analyse microarray data

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    Martin-Requena, Victoria; Muñoz-Merida, Antonio; Claros, M Gonzalo; Trelles, Oswaldo

    2009-01-01

    Background Nowadays, microarray gene expression analysis is a widely used technology that scientists handle but whose final interpretation usually requires the participation of a specialist. The need for this participation is due to the requirement of some background in statistics that most users lack or have a very vague notion of. Moreover, programming skills could also be essential to analyse these data. An interactive, easy to use application seems therefore necessary to help researchers to extract full information from data and analyse them in a simple, powerful and confident way. Results PreP+07 is a standalone Windows XP application that presents a friendly interface for spot filtration, inter- and intra-slide normalization, duplicate resolution, dye-swapping, error removal and statistical analyses. Additionally, it contains two unique implementation of the procedures – double scan and Supervised Lowess-, a complete set of graphical representations – MA plot, RG plot, QQ plot, PP plot, PN plot – and can deal with many data formats, such as tabulated text, GenePix GPR and ArrayPRO. PreP+07 performance has been compared with the equivalent functions in Bioconductor using a tomato chip with 13056 spots. The number of differentially expressed genes considering p-values coming from the PreP+07 and Bioconductor Limma packages were statistically identical when the data set was only normalized; however, a slight variability was appreciated when the data was both normalized and scaled. Conclusion PreP+07 implementation provides a high degree of freedom in selecting and organizing a small set of widely used data processing protocols, and can handle many data formats. Its reliability has been proven so that a laboratory researcher can afford a statistical pre-processing of his/her microarray results and obtain a list of differentially expressed genes using PreP+07 without any programming skills. All of this gives support to scientists that have been using previous PreP releases since its first version in 2003. PMID:19134227

  5. Fast and accurate semantic annotation of bioassays exploiting a hybrid of machine learning and user confirmation

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    Bunin, Barry A.; Litterman, Nadia K.; Schürer, Stephan C.; Visser, Ubbo

    2014-01-01

    Bioinformatics and computer aided drug design rely on the curation of a large number of protocols for biological assays that measure the ability of potential drugs to achieve a therapeutic effect. These assay protocols are generally published by scientists in the form of plain text, which needs to be more precisely annotated in order to be useful to software methods. We have developed a pragmatic approach to describing assays according to the semantic definitions of the BioAssay Ontology (BAO) project, using a hybrid of machine learning based on natural language processing, and a simplified user interface designed to help scientists curate their data with minimum effort. We have carried out this work based on the premise that pure machine learning is insufficiently accurate, and that expecting scientists to find the time to annotate their protocols manually is unrealistic. By combining these approaches, we have created an effective prototype for which annotation of bioassay text within the domain of the training set can be accomplished very quickly. Well-trained annotations require single-click user approval, while annotations from outside the training set domain can be identified using the search feature of a well-designed user interface, and subsequently used to improve the underlying models. By drastically reducing the time required for scientists to annotate their assays, we can realistically advocate for semantic annotation to become a standard part of the publication process. Once even a small proportion of the public body of bioassay data is marked up, bioinformatics researchers can begin to construct sophisticated and useful searching and analysis algorithms that will provide a diverse and powerful set of tools for drug discovery researchers. PMID:25165633

  6. Developing a user-friendly Drought Monitoring and Forecasting Tool for Doctors without Borders

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    Enenkel, Markus

    2015-04-01

    Humanitarian aid organizations that focus on drought-related emergency response and disaster preparedness need to take decisions under high uncertainty. Satellite-derived and modelled information can help to decrease this uncertainty. However, in order to benefit from the provided knowledge it is crucial to adapt datasets and tools to actual user requirements and existing organizational capacities. Furthermore, socio-economic vulnerabilities (e. g. current rates of malnutrition) and coping capacities (e. g. access to drought-resistant seeds) of the affected population need to be assessed to link environmental conditions (drought risk) to potential impacts (food insecurity). Forecasts with lead times up to several months are desirable from a logistic point of view, but naturally less accurate than short-term predictions. As a consequence, careful calibration is required to identify and balance forecasts with an acceptable accuracy and the risk of possible false alarms. Therefore, we calibrate modelled predictions of rainfall, temperature and soil moisture via satellite-derived observations. Field tests with Doctors without Borders in Ethiopia help to define critical thresholds, to interpret the information under real conditions and to collect the necessary additional socio-economic data via a smartphone app. The final risk maps need to be visualized in a way that is easy to interpret, but not oversimplified.

  7. Head Strap Double Fluid Level Device: An Innovative and User Friendly Design to Record Natural Head Position (NHP)

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    Jose, Nidhin Philip; Shetty, Siddarth

    2015-01-01

    Head positions can be oriented in a standardized position when the patient stands upright and focusses his/her eyes into a point in infinity. This is the natural head position. This position offers the maximum reproducibility and correlates well with the clinical picture offered to the diagnostician. This article describes an innovative and user friendly method to record natural head position using the head strap double fluid level device, a design modified from the popular fluid level device by Showfety, Vig and Matteson. PMID:25738103

  8. Colorado Late Cenozoic Fault and Fold Database and Internet Map Server: User-friendly technology for complex information

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    Morgan, K.S.; Pattyn, G.J.; Morgan, M.L.

    2005-01-01

    Internet mapping applications for geologic data allow simultaneous data delivery and collection, enabling quick data modification while efficiently supplying the end user with information. Utilizing Web-based technologies, the Colorado Geological Survey's Colorado Late Cenozoic Fault and Fold Database was transformed from a monothematic, nonspatial Microsoft Access database into a complex information set incorporating multiple data sources. The resulting user-friendly format supports easy analysis and browsing. The core of the application is the Microsoft Access database, which contains information compiled from available literature about faults and folds that are known or suspected to have moved during the late Cenozoic. The database contains nonspatial fields such as structure type, age, and rate of movement. Geographic locations of the fault and fold traces were compiled from previous studies at 1:250,000 scale to form a spatial database containing information such as length and strike. Integration of the two databases allowed both spatial and nonspatial information to be presented on the Internet as a single dataset (http://geosurvey.state.co.us/pubs/ceno/). The user-friendly interface enables users to view and query the data in an integrated manner, thus providing multiple ways to locate desired information. Retaining the digital data format also allows continuous data updating and quick delivery of newly acquired information. This dataset is a valuable resource to anyone interested in earthquake hazards and the activity of faults and folds in Colorado. Additional geologic hazard layers and imagery may aid in decision support and hazard evaluation. The up-to-date and customizable maps are invaluable tools for researchers or the public.

  9. Re-Imagining Archival Display: Creating User-Friendly Finding Aids

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    Daines, J. Gordon, III; Nimer, Cory L.

    2011-01-01

    This article examines how finding aids are structured and delivered, considering alternative approaches. It suggests that single-level displays, those that present a single component of a multilevel description to users at a time, have the potential to transform the delivery and display of collection information while improving the user…

  10. Tweeting the Friendly Skies: Investigating Information Exchange among Twitter Users about Airlines

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    Sreenivasan, Nirupama Dharmavaram; Lee, Chei Sian; Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate airline users' microblog postings pertaining to their travel-related information exchange so as to assess their wants, preferences and feedback about airline products and services. Examining such real-time information exchange is important as users rely on this for various purposes such as…

  11. Tweeting the Friendly Skies: Investigating Information Exchange among Twitter Users about Airlines

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    Sreenivasan, Nirupama Dharmavaram; Lee, Chei Sian; Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate airline users' microblog postings pertaining to their travel-related information exchange so as to assess their wants, preferences and feedback about airline products and services. Examining such real-time information exchange is important as users rely on this for various purposes such as…

  12. TRUFA: A User-Friendly Web Server for de novo RNA-seq Analysis Using Cluster Computing.

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    Kornobis, Etienne; Cabellos, Luis; Aguilar, Fernando; Frías-López, Cristina; Rozas, Julio; Marco, Jesús; Zardoya, Rafael

    2015-01-01

    Application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods for transcriptome analysis (RNA-seq) has become increasingly accessible in recent years and are of great interest to many biological disciplines including, eg, evolutionary biology, ecology, biomedicine, and computational biology. Although virtually any research group can now obtain RNA-seq data, only a few have the bioinformatics knowledge and computation facilities required for transcriptome analysis. Here, we present TRUFA (TRanscriptome User-Friendly Analysis), an open informatics platform offering a web-based interface that generates the outputs commonly used in de novo RNA-seq analysis and comparative transcriptomics. TRUFA provides a comprehensive service that allows performing dynamically raw read cleaning, transcript assembly, annotation, and expression quantification. Due to the computationally intensive nature of such analyses, TRUFA is highly parallelized and benefits from accessing high-performance computing resources. The complete TRUFA pipeline was validated using four previously published transcriptomic data sets. TRUFA's results for the example datasets showed globally similar results when comparing with the original studies, and performed particularly better when analyzing the green tea dataset. The platform permits analyzing RNA-seq data in a fast, robust, and user-friendly manner. Accounts on TRUFA are provided freely upon request at https://trufa.ifca.es. PMID:26056424

  13. TRUFA: A User-Friendly Web Server for de novo RNA-seq Analysis Using Cluster Computing

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    Kornobis, Etienne; Cabellos, Luis; Aguilar, Fernando; Frías-López, Cristina; Rozas, Julio; Marco, Jesús; Zardoya, Rafael

    2015-01-01

    Application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods for transcriptome analysis (RNA-seq) has become increasingly accessible in recent years and are of great interest to many biological disciplines including, eg, evolutionary biology, ecology, biomedicine, and computational biology. Although virtually any research group can now obtain RNA-seq data, only a few have the bioinformatics knowledge and computation facilities required for transcriptome analysis. Here, we present TRUFA (TRanscriptome User-Friendly Analysis), an open informatics platform offering a web-based interface that generates the outputs commonly used in de novo RNA-seq analysis and comparative transcriptomics. TRUFA provides a comprehensive service that allows performing dynamically raw read cleaning, transcript assembly, annotation, and expression quantification. Due to the computationally intensive nature of such analyses, TRUFA is highly parallelized and benefits from accessing high-performance computing resources. The complete TRUFA pipeline was validated using four previously published transcriptomic data sets. TRUFA’s results for the example datasets showed globally similar results when comparing with the original studies, and performed particularly better when analyzing the green tea dataset. The platform permits analyzing RNA-seq data in a fast, robust, and user-friendly manner. Accounts on TRUFA are provided freely upon request at https://trufa.ifca.es. PMID:26056424

  14. Integration of pre-aligned liquid metal electrodes for neural stimulation within a user-friendly microfluidic platform

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    Hallfors, Nicholas; Khan, Asif; Dickey, Michael D.; Taylor, Anne Marion

    2015-01-01

    Electrical stimulation of nervous tissue is used clinically for the treatment of multiple neurological disorders and experimentally for basic research. With the increase of optical probes to record neuronal activity, simple and user-friendly methods are desired to stimulate neurons and their subcellular compartments for biological experimentation. Here we describe the novel integration of liquid metal electrodes with microfluidic culture platforms to accomplish this goal. We integrated electrode and cell channels into a single poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) chip, eliminating entirely the need to align electrodes with microchannels. We designed the electrode channels such that the metal can be injected by hand and when the device is non-covalently bound to glass. We demonstrated the biocompatibility of the electrodes for long-term cultures (12 days) using hippocampal neurons. We demonstrated the use of these electrodes to depolarize neurons and recorded neuronal activity using the calcium indicator dye, Fluo-4. We established optimal stimulation parameters that induce neuronal spiking without inducing damage. We showed that the liquid metal electrode evoked larger calcium responses in somata than bath electrodes using the same stimulus parameters. Lastly we demonstrated the use of these liquid metal electrodes to target and depolarize axons. In summary, the integration of liquid metal electrodes with neuronal culture platforms provides a user-friendly and targeted method to stimulate neurons and their subcellular compartments, thus providing a novel tool for future biological investigations. PMID:23232866

  15. User-Friendly Data Servers for Climate Studies at the Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center (APDRC)

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    Yuan, G.; Shen, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Merrill, R.; Waseda, T.; Mitsudera, H.; Hacker, P.

    2002-12-01

    The APDRC was recently established within the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) at the University of Hawaii. The APDRC mission is to increase understanding of climate variability in the Asia-Pacific region by developing the computational, data-management, and networking infrastructure necessary to make data resources readily accessible and usable by researchers, and by undertaking data-intensive research activities that will both advance knowledge and lead to improvements in data preparation and data products. A focus of recent activity is the implementation of user-friendly data servers. The APDRC is currently running a Live Access Server (LAS) developed at NOAA/PMEL to provide access to and visualization of gridded climate products via the web. The LAS also allows users to download the selected data subsets in various formats (such as binary, netCDF and ASCII). Most of the datasets served by the LAS are also served through our OPeNDAP server (formerly DODS), which allows users to directly access the data using their desktop client tools (e.g. GrADS, Matlab and Ferret). In addition, the APDRC is running an OPeNDAP Catalog/Aggregation Server (CAS) developed by Unidata at UCAR to serve climate data and products such as model output and satellite-derived products. These products are often large (> 2 GB) and are therefore stored as multiple files (stored separately in time or in parameters). The CAS remedies the inconvenience of multiple files and allows access to the whole dataset (or any subset that cuts across the multiple files) via a single request command from any DODS enabled client software. Once the aggregation of files is configured at the server (CAS), the process of aggregation is transparent to the user. The user only needs to know a single URL for the entire dataset, which is, in fact, stored as multiple files. CAS even allows aggregation of files on different systems and at different locations. Currently, the APDRC is serving NCEP, ECMWF, SODA, WOCE-Satellite, TMI, GPI and GSSTF products through the CAS. The APDRC is also running an EPIC server developed by PMEL/NOAA. EPIC is a web-based, data search and display system suited for in situ (station versus gridded) data. The process of locating and selecting individual station data from large collections (millions of profiles or time series, etc.) of in situ data is a major challenge. Serving in situ data on the Internet faces two problems: the irregularity of data formats; and the large quantity of data files. To solve the first problem, we have converted the in situ data into netCDF data format. The second problem was solved by using the EPIC server, which allows users to easily subset the files using a friendly graphical interface. Furthermore, we enhanced the capability of EPIC and configured OPeNDAP into EPIC to serve the numerous in situ data files and to export them to users through two different options: 1) an OPeNDAP pointer file of user-selected data files; and 2) a data package that includes meta-information (e.g., location, time, cruise no, etc.), a local pointer file, and the data files that the user selected. Option 1) is for those who do not want to download the selected data but want to use their own application software (such as GrADS, Matlab and Ferret) for access and analysis; option 2) is for users who want to store the data on their own system (e.g. laptops before going for a cruise) for subsequent analysis. Currently, WOCE CTD and bottle data, the WOCE current meter data, and some Argo float data are being served on the EPIC server.

  16. A user-friendly, graphical interface for the Monte Carlo neutron optics code MCLIB

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    Thelliez, T.; Daemen, L.; Hjelm, R.P.; Seeger, P.A.

    1995-12-01

    The authors describe a prototype of a new user interface for the Monte Carlo neutron optics simulation program MCLIB. At this point in its development the interface allows the user to define an instrument as a set of predefined instrument elements. The user can specify the intrinsic parameters of each element, its position and orientation. The interface then writes output to the MCLIB package and starts the simulation. The present prototype is an early development stage of a comprehensive Monte Carlo simulations package that will serve as a tool for the design, optimization and assessment of performance of new neutron scattering instruments. It will be an important tool for understanding the efficacy of new source designs in meeting the needs of these instruments.

  17. SLEM (SLAVE Emulator Editor): A user-friendly, advanced text editor

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    Mills-Curran, W.C.

    1986-11-01

    SLEM is a new full-screen editor for VAX/VMS computers which is programmed in the VAXTPU language. In addition to executing more quickly than EDT, SLEM proviees several new, advanced features while employing a user interface which is similar to EDT. The SLEM enhancements in the VAXTPU facility are like the SLAVE editor enhancements to EDT.

  18. MINErosion 3: A user friendly hillslope model for predicting erosion from steep post-mining landscapes in Central Queensland, Australia.

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    So, Hwat-Bing; Khalifa, Ashraf; Carroll, Chris; Yu, Bofu

    2010-05-01

    Open-cut coal mining in Central Queensland involves the breaking up of overburden that overlies the coal seams using explosives, followed by removal with draglines which results in the formation of extensive overburden spoil-piles with steep slopes at the angle of repose (approximately 75 % or 37o). These spoil-piles are found in long multiple rows, with heights of up to 60 or 70 m above the original landscapes. They are generally highly saline and dispersive and hence highly erosive. Legislation requires that these spoil-piles be rehabilitated into a stable self sustaining ecosystem with no off-site pollution. The first stage in the rehabilitation of these landscapes is the lowering of slopes to create a landscape that is stable against geotechnical failure and erosion. This is followed by revegetation generally with grasses as pioneer vegetation to further reduce erosion and a mixture of native shrubs and trees. Minimizing erosion and excessive on-site discharges of sediment into the working areas may result in the temporary cessation of mining operation with significant financial consequences, while off site discharges may breach the mining lease conditions. The average cost of rehabilitation is around 22,000 per ha. With more than 50,000 ha of such spoil-piles in Queensland at present, the total cost of rehabilitation facing the industry is very high. Most of this comprised the cost of reshaping the landscape, largely associated with the amount of material movement necessary to achieve the desired landscape. Since soil and spoil-piles vary greatly in their erodibilities, a reliable and accurate method is required to determine a cost effective combination of slope length, slope gradient and vegetation that will result in acceptable rates of erosion. A user friendly hillslope computer package MINErosion 3, was developed to predict potential erosion to select suitable combinations of landscape design parameters (slope gradient, slope length and vegetation cover) that will result in acceptable rates of erosion. Slope length and gradient can then be used by the mining companies as inputs into their landscape design software to cost effectively construct suitable landscapes that will meet the required erosion criteria. MINErosion 3 itself is a cost effective package as it used laboratory derived parameters as inputs and predicts both the field annual average soil loss under the prevailing climatic conditions (using RUSLE) as well as the potential erosion from individual storms with known recurrent intervals (using MUSLE). MINErosion 3 is very simple and easy to use and the data requirements are small. A database of 34 soils and spoils from Central Queensland are imbeded in the model. This paper discusses the approach adopted for this model, its features and validation against data collected using large field rainfall simulators as well as field runoff plots ranging from 20 to 120 m long at different slope gradients from 10 to 75 %. The agreement between predicted (Y1) and measured (X1) annual average soil loss is good with a regression equation of Y1 = 0.8 X1 + 0.005 and an R2 = 0.70; while predicted (Y2) and measured (X2) rainstorm erosion events have a regression of Y2 = 0.867 X2 with an R2 of 0.68.

  19. STORMSeq: An Open-Source, User-Friendly Pipeline for Processing Personal Genomics Data in the Cloud

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    Karczewski, Konrad J.; Fernald, Guy Haskin; Martin, Alicia R.; Snyder, Michael; Tatonetti, Nicholas P.; Dudley, Joel T.

    2014-01-01

    The increasing public availability of personal complete genome sequencing data has ushered in an era of democratized genomics. However, read mapping and variant calling software is constantly improving and individuals with personal genomic data may prefer to customize and update their variant calls. Here, we describe STORMSeq (Scalable Tools for Open-Source Read Mapping), a graphical interface cloud computing solution that does not require a parallel computing environment or extensive technical experience. This customizable and modular system performs read mapping, read cleaning, and variant calling and annotation. At present, STORMSeq costs approximately $2 and 5–10 hours to process a full exome sequence and $30 and 3–8 days to process a whole genome sequence. We provide this open-access and open-source resource as a user-friendly interface in Amazon EC2. PMID:24454756

  20. Joyce and Ulysses: integrated and user-friendly tools for the parameterization of intramolecular force fields from quantum mechanical data.

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    Barone, Vincenzo; Cacelli, Ivo; De Mitri, Nicola; Licari, Daniele; Monti, Susanna; Prampolini, Giacomo

    2013-03-21

    The Joyce program is augmented with several new features, including the user friendly Ulysses GUI, the possibility of complete excited state parameterization and a more flexible treatment of the force field electrostatic terms. A first validation is achieved by successfully comparing results obtained with Joyce2.0 to literature ones, obtained for the same set of benchmark molecules. The parameterization protocol is also applied to two other larger molecules, namely nicotine and a coumarin based dye. In the former case, the parameterized force field is employed in molecular dynamics simulations of solvated nicotine, and the solute conformational distribution at room temperature is discussed. Force fields parameterized with Joyce2.0, for both the dye's ground and first excited electronic states, are validated through the calculation of absorption and emission vertical energies with molecular mechanics optimized structures. Finally, the newly implemented procedure to handle polarizable force fields is discussed and applied to the pyrimidine molecule as a test case. PMID:23389748

  1. SlowFaster, a user-friendly program for slow-fast analysis and its application on phylogeny of Blastocystis

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    Kostka, Martin; Uzlikova, Magdalena; Cepicka, Ivan; Flegr, Jaroslav

    2008-01-01

    Background Slow-fast analysis is a simple and effective method to reduce the influence of substitution saturation, one of the causes of phylogenetic noise and long branch attraction (LBA) artifacts. In several steps of increasing stringency, the slow-fast analysis omits the fastest substituting alignment positions from the analysed dataset and thus increases its signal/noise ratio. Results Our program SlowFaster automates the process of assessing the substitution rate of the alignment positions and the process of producing new alignments by deleting the saturated positions. Its use is very simple. It goes through the whole process in several steps: data input – necessary choices – production of new alignments. Conclusion SlowFaster is a user-friendly tool providing new alignments prepared with slow-fast analysis. These data can be used for further phylogenetic analyses with lower risk of long branch attraction artifacts. PMID:18702831

  2. A4S: a user-friendly graphical tool for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) simulation.

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    Germani, Massimiliano; Del Bene, Francesca; Rocchetti, Maurizio; Van Der Graaf, Piet H

    2013-05-01

    Effective communication of PK/PD principles and results in a biomedical research environment remains a significant challenge which can result in lack of buy-in and engagement from scientists outside the modeling and simulation communities. In our view, one of the barriers in this area is a lack of user-friendly tools which allow "non experts" to use PK/PD models without the need to develop technical skills and expertise in advanced mathematical principles and specialist software. The costs of commercial software may also prevent large-scale distribution. One attempt to address this issue internally in our research organizations has resulted in the development of the A4S ("Accelera for Sandwich") software, which is a simple-to-use, menu-drive Matlab-based PK/PD simulator targeted at biomedical researchers with little PK/PD experience. PMID:23182621

  3. STORMSeq: an open-source, user-friendly pipeline for processing personal genomics data in the cloud.

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    Karczewski, Konrad J; Fernald, Guy Haskin; Martin, Alicia R; Snyder, Michael; Tatonetti, Nicholas P; Dudley, Joel T

    2014-01-01

    The increasing public availability of personal complete genome sequencing data has ushered in an era of democratized genomics. However, read mapping and variant calling software is constantly improving and individuals with personal genomic data may prefer to customize and update their variant calls. Here, we describe STORMSeq (Scalable Tools for Open-Source Read Mapping), a graphical interface cloud computing solution that does not require a parallel computing environment or extensive technical experience. This customizable and modular system performs read mapping, read cleaning, and variant calling and annotation. At present, STORMSeq costs approximately $2 and 5-10 hours to process a full exome sequence and $30 and 3-8 days to process a whole genome sequence. We provide this open-access and open-source resource as a user-friendly interface in Amazon EC2. PMID:24454756

  4. SPCDC: A user-friendly computational tool for the design and refinement of practical pulse combustion systems

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    Barr, P.K.; Keller, J.O.; Kezerle, J.A.

    1995-07-01

    This paper reports on the development and use of a user-friendly, PC-executable computer code that can assist engineers in designing pulse combustors for specific applications and in refining existing units. This code represents the culmination of over 10 years of research and development in the field of pulse combustion. The Sandia Pulse Combustor Design Code, or SPCDC, couples both the fuel-air injection and the energy release to the time-varying pressure wave. Because the injection and combustion processes both drive and are driven by the wave dynamics, this model couples the major processes that occur in a pulse combustor. SPCDC can supplement the time-proven method of actually building and testing a prototype unit, and significantly reduce the number of units that must be tested. It will help produce a superior pulse combustion system tailored to a specific application and should help widen the range of successful applications.

  5. Note: Fabrication of a fast-response and user-friendly environmental chamber for atomic force microscopes

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    Ji, Yanfeng; Hui, Fei; Shi, Yuanyuan; Han, Tingting; Song, Xiaoxue; Pan, Chengbin; Lanza, Mario

    2015-10-01

    The atomic force microscope is one of the most widespread tools in science, but many suppliers do not provide a competitive solution to make experiments in controlled atmospheres. Here, we provide a solution to this problem by fabricating a fast-response and user-friendly environmental chamber. We corroborate the correct functioning of the chamber by studying the formation of local anodic oxidation on a silicon sample (biased under opposite polarities), an effect that can be suppressed by measuring in a dry nitrogen atmosphere. The usefulness of this chamber goes beyond the example here presented, and it could be used in many other fields of science, including physics, mechanics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, medicine, and biology.

  6. An interactive user-friendly approach to surface-fitting three-dimensional geometries

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    Cheatwood, F. Mcneil; Dejarnette, Fred R.

    1988-01-01

    A surface-fitting technique has been developed which addresses two problems with existing geometry packages: computer storage requirements and the time required of the user for the initial setup of the geometry model. Coordinates of cross sections are fit using segments of general conic sections. The next step is to blend the cross-sectional curve-fits in the longitudinal direction using general conics to fit specific meridional half-planes. Provisions are made to allow the fitting of fuselages and wings so that entire wing-body combinations may be modeled. This report includes the development of the technique along with a User's Guide for the various menus within the program. Results for the modeling of the Space Shuttle and a proposed Aeroassist Flight Experiment geometry are presented.

  7. User-friendly software for vector analysis of the magnetization of long sediment cores

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    Mazaud, A.

    2005-12-01

    New software is described that is designed for easy visualization and treatment of stepwise demagnetization of the natural remanent magnetization measured along sediment cores with pass-through magnetometers. The software displays demagnetization diagrams (Zijderveld plots) at successive horizons for any depth interval selected by the user. Paleomagnetic directions are automatically calculated using principal component analysis, with an anchored or a free origin. The demagnetization steps to be considered for the diagram visualization and paleodirection calculations are selected by the user. Maximum angular deviation angles and median destruction fields are also calculated. All the results are stored in a single data sheet, which can be easily exported. Demagnetization diagrams can be printed and copied. This Microsoft Excel software can be used by PC or Macintosh microcomputers.

  8. User-Friendly Man-Machine Interface For A Flexible Industrial Vision System

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    Schaumann, Peter; Tilgner, Ralph D.

    1989-02-01

    Existing interactive vision systems require detailed image processing knowledge, a special command language to be learned and are not adapted to the industrial environments. Up to now, most industrial vision systems are special solutions and can be programmed by experts only. In this paper, a flexible image processing system for industrial inspection of flat parts is presented. This vision system can be configured and trained to a specific problem on site within hours by using an image-and graphic based user interface and mouse interaction. There is no need for any special programming knowledge. During a training phase, an internal knowledge base is built for the part to be inspected. During a testphase, the trained knowledge may be verified and updated in-teractively. This gives the user complete control of processing flow and full information about derived measurement data. The system is designed to produce a good/bad decision based on user defined features and related tolerances, e.g positions and distances of edges or holes, brightness and size of specific subareas. Variations, related to translation and rotation are compensated automatically up to a certain degree. The system includes a fast signal processor for 8bit greyscale processing. This allows measurements with subpixel precision fast enough for typical inspection rates of 0.5 to 10 parts/sec.

  9. SPSLIFE: A user-friendly approach to the structural design and life assessment of ceramic components

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    Bornemisza, T.; Saith, A.

    1996-01-01

    In order to expedite the structural analysis of ceramic components, Sundstrand Power Systems has developed a proprietary computer code called SPSLIFE, which can substantially reduce the time spent on the design assessment of ceramic components. The life assessment computations for the various failure modes are performed using the structural analysis and materials files as input data. A number of menus are incorporated to request user input data and to guide the user through the problem definition process. The user has the capability to select existing material data files or create new ones. The computational modules are based on the analytical approaches currently used in the industry. The modular construction of the code facilitates making revisions or adding new modules. Graphic display is used to provide a visual summary of the life assessment calculations for the various failure modes. The output files generated provide a detailed review of the results, which is helpful for design optimization. Independently derived component fast fracture and static fatigue survival probabilities using the NASA CARES and CARES/LIFE codes are displayed for reference. The paper provides an application example using a patented design of a ceramic monorotor for the Sundstrand Power Systems TJ-50 small gas turbine engine.

  10. A user-friendly nano-CT image alignment and 3D reconstruction platform based on LabVIEW

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    Wang, Sheng-Hao; Zhang, Kai; Wang, Zhi-Li; Gao, Kun; Wu, Zhao; Zhu, Pei-Ping; Wu, Zi-Yu

    2015-01-01

    X-ray computed tomography at the nanometer scale (nano-CT) offers a wide range of applications in scientific and industrial areas. Here we describe a reliable, user-friendly, and fast software package based on LabVIEW that may allow us to perform all procedures after the acquisition of raw projection images in order to obtain the inner structure of the investigated sample. A suitable image alignment process to address misalignment problems among image series due to mechanical manufacturing errors, thermal expansion, and other external factors has been considered, together with a novel fast parallel beam 3D reconstruction procedure that was developed ad hoc to perform the tomographic reconstruction. We have obtained remarkably improved reconstruction results at the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility after the image calibration, the fundamental role of this image alignment procedure was confirmed, which minimizes the unwanted blurs and additional streaking artifacts that are always present in reconstructed slices. Moreover, this nano-CT image alignment and its associated 3D reconstruction procedure are fully based on LabVIEW routines, significantly reducing the data post-processing cycle, thus making the activity of the users faster and easier during experimental runs.

  11. A user-friendly SSVEP-based brain-computer interface using a time-domain classifier

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    Luo, An; Sullivan, Thomas J.

    2010-04-01

    We introduce a user-friendly steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP)-based brain-computer interface (BCI) system. Single-channel EEG is recorded using a low-noise dry electrode. Compared to traditional gel-based multi-sensor EEG systems, a dry sensor proves to be more convenient, comfortable and cost effective. A hardware system was built that displays four LED light panels flashing at different frequencies and synchronizes with EEG acquisition. The visual stimuli have been carefully designed such that potential risk to photosensitive people is minimized. We describe a novel stimulus-locked inter-trace correlation (SLIC) method for SSVEP classification using EEG time-locked to stimulus onsets. We studied how the performance of the algorithm is affected by different selection of parameters. Using the SLIC method, the average light detection rate is 75.8% with very low error rates (an 8.4% false positive rate and a 1.3% misclassification rate). Compared to a traditional frequency-domain-based method, the SLIC method is more robust (resulting in less annoyance to the users) and is also suitable for irregular stimulus patterns.

  12. A user-friendly SSVEP-based brain-computer interface using a time-domain classifier.

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    Luo, An; Sullivan, Thomas J

    2010-04-01

    We introduce a user-friendly steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP)-based brain-computer interface (BCI) system. Single-channel EEG is recorded using a low-noise dry electrode. Compared to traditional gel-based multi-sensor EEG systems, a dry sensor proves to be more convenient, comfortable and cost effective. A hardware system was built that displays four LED light panels flashing at different frequencies and synchronizes with EEG acquisition. The visual stimuli have been carefully designed such that potential risk to photosensitive people is minimized. We describe a novel stimulus-locked inter-trace correlation (SLIC) method for SSVEP classification using EEG time-locked to stimulus onsets. We studied how the performance of the algorithm is affected by different selection of parameters. Using the SLIC method, the average light detection rate is 75.8% with very low error rates (an 8.4% false positive rate and a 1.3% misclassification rate). Compared to a traditional frequency-domain-based method, the SLIC method is more robust (resulting in less annoyance to the users) and is also suitable for irregular stimulus patterns. PMID:20332551

  13. Identification of minimal eukaryotic introns through GeneBase, a user-friendly tool for parsing the NCBI Gene databank.

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    Piovesan, Allison; Caracausi, Maria; Ricci, Marco; Strippoli, Pierluigi; Vitale, Lorenza; Pelleri, Maria Chiara

    2015-12-01

    We have developed GeneBase, a full parser of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Gene database, which generates a fully structured local database with an intuitive user-friendly graphic interface for personal computers. Features of all the annotated eukaryotic genes are accessible through three main software tables, including for each entry details such as the gene summary, the gene exon/intron structure and the specific Gene Ontology attributions. The structuring of the data, the creation of additional calculation fields and the integration with nucleotide sequences allow users to make many types of comparisons and calculations that are useful for data retrieval and analysis. We provide an original example analysis of the existing introns across all the available species, through which the classic biological problem of the 'minimal intron' may find a solution using available data. Based on all currently available data, we can define the shortest known eukaryotic GT-AG intron length, setting the physical limit at the 30 base pair intron belonging to the human MST1L gene. This 'model intron' will shed light on the minimal requirement elements of recognition used for conventional splicing functioning. Remarkably, this size is indeed consistent with the sum of the splicing consensus sequence lengths. PMID:26581719

  14. A user-friendly, open-source tool to project impact and cost of diagnostic tests for tuberculosis.

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    Dowdy, David W; Andrews, Jason R; Dodd, Peter J; Gilman, Robert H

    2014-01-01

    Most models of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), do not provide results customized to local conditions. We created a dynamic transmission model to project TB incidence, TB mortality, multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB prevalence, and incremental costs over 5 years after scale-up of nine alternative diagnostic strategies. A corresponding web-based interface allows users to specify local costs and epidemiology. In settings with little capacity for up-front investment, same-day microscopy had the greatest impact on TB incidence and became cost-saving within 5 years if delivered at $10/test. With greater initial investment, population-level scale-up of Xpert MTB/RIF or microcolony-based culture often averted 10 times more TB cases than narrowly-targeted strategies, at minimal incremental long-term cost. Xpert for smear-positive TB had reasonable impact on MDR-TB incidence, but at substantial price and little impact on overall TB incidence and mortality. This user-friendly modeling framework improves decision-makers' ability to evaluate the local impact of TB diagnostic strategies. PMID:24898755

  15. A user-friendly LabVIEW software platform for grating based X-ray phase-contrast imaging.

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    Wang, Shenghao; Han, Huajie; Gao, Kun; Wang, Zhili; Zhang, Can; Yang, Meng; Wu, Zhao; Wu, Ziyu

    2015-01-01

    X-ray phase-contrast imaging can provide greatly improved contrast over conventional absorption-based imaging for weakly absorbing samples, such as biological soft tissues and fibre composites. In this study, we introduced an easy and fast way to develop a user-friendly software platform dedicated to the new grating-based X-ray phase-contrast imaging setup at the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory of the University of Science and Technology of China. The control of 21 motorized stages, of a piezoelectric stage and of an X-ray tube are achieved with this software, it also covers image acquisition with a flat panel detector for automatic phase stepping scan. Moreover, a data post-processing module for signals retrieval and other custom features are in principle available. With a seamless integration of all the necessary functions in one software package, this platform greatly facilitate users' activities during experimental runs with this grating based X-ray phase contrast imaging setup. PMID:25882730

  16. Identification of minimal eukaryotic introns through GeneBase, a user-friendly tool for parsing the NCBI Gene databank

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    Piovesan, Allison; Caracausi, Maria; Ricci, Marco; Strippoli, Pierluigi; Vitale, Lorenza; Pelleri, Maria Chiara

    2015-01-01

    We have developed GeneBase, a full parser of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Gene database, which generates a fully structured local database with an intuitive user-friendly graphic interface for personal computers. Features of all the annotated eukaryotic genes are accessible through three main software tables, including for each entry details such as the gene summary, the gene exon/intron structure and the specific Gene Ontology attributions. The structuring of the data, the creation of additional calculation fields and the integration with nucleotide sequences allow users to make many types of comparisons and calculations that are useful for data retrieval and analysis. We provide an original example analysis of the existing introns across all the available species, through which the classic biological problem of the ‘minimal intron’ may find a solution using available data. Based on all currently available data, we can define the shortest known eukaryotic GT-AG intron length, setting the physical limit at the 30 base pair intron belonging to the human MST1L gene. This ‘model intron’ will shed light on the minimal requirement elements of recognition used for conventional splicing functioning. Remarkably, this size is indeed consistent with the sum of the splicing consensus sequence lengths. PMID:26581719

  17. A user-friendly menu-driven language-free laser characteristics curves graphing program

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    Klutz, Glenn

    1990-01-01

    In the selection of laser materials to be used as active sensors, it is essential to know how various factors of the specific material composition interact. Questions such as how does the rod size and frequency or absorption relate and how might this be affected by temperature variations must be answered before the materials are selected. A menu-driven language-free program was developed that would graph the interrelationship of many physical parameters of laser materials. This program reduced or removed the requirement that all users be competent in FORTRAN. A menu-driven language-free program was then developed that requires the use of a microcomputer to graph a two-dimensional display of data. The ability to graph more than one graph-line on the same chart was accomplished. The program is now generic in that it will take any data file whether in the data base or not. The program generates the format for the data read statement if it is not contained in the file header and the user does not know how to write them.

  18. Program for User-Friendly Management of Input and Output Data Sets

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    Klimeck, Gerhard

    2003-01-01

    A computer program manages large, hierarchical sets of input and output (I/O) parameters (typically, sequences of alphanumeric data) involved in computational simulations in a variety of technological disciplines. This program represents sets of parameters as structures coded in object-oriented but otherwise standard American National Standards Institute C language. Each structure contains a group of I/O parameters that make sense as a unit in the simulation program with which this program is used. The addition of options and/or elements to sets of parameters amounts to the addition of new elements to data structures. By association of child data generated in response to a particular user input, a hierarchical ordering of input parameters can be achieved. Associated with child data structures are the creation and description mechanisms within the parent data structures. Child data structures can spawn further child data structures. In this program, the creation and representation of a sequence of data structures is effected by one line of code that looks for children of a sequence of structures until there are no more children to be found. A linked list of structures is created dynamically and is completely represented in the data structures themselves. Such hierarchical data presentation can guide users through otherwise complex setup procedures and it can be integrated within a variety of graphical representations.

  19. The VERCE Science Gateway: enabling user friendly seismic waves simulations across European HPC infrastructures

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    Spinuso, Alessandro; Krause, Amy; Ramos Garcia, Clàudia; Casarotti, Emanuele; Magnoni, Federica; Klampanos, Iraklis A.; Frobert, Laurent; Krischer, Lion; Trani, Luca; David, Mario; Leong, Siew Hoon; Muraleedharan, Visakh

    2014-05-01

    The EU-funded project VERCE (Virtual Earthquake and seismology Research Community in Europe) aims to deploy technologies which satisfy the HPC and data-intensive requirements of modern seismology. As a result of VERCE's official collaboration with the EU project SCI-BUS, access to computational resources, like local clusters and international infrastructures (EGI and PRACE), is made homogeneous and integrated within a dedicated science gateway based on the gUSE framework. In this presentation we give a detailed overview on the progress achieved with the developments of the VERCE Science Gateway, according to a use-case driven implementation strategy. More specifically, we show how the computational technologies and data services have been integrated within a tool for Seismic Forward Modelling, whose objective is to offer the possibility to perform simulations of seismic waves as a service to the seismological community. We will introduce the interactive components of the OGC map based web interface and how it supports the user with setting up the simulation. We will go through the selection of input data, which are either fetched from federated seismological web services, adopting community standards, or provided by the users themselves by accessing their own document data store. The HPC scientific codes can be selected from a number of waveform simulators, currently available to the seismological community as batch tools or with limited configuration capabilities in their interactive online versions. The results will be staged out from the HPC via a secure GridFTP transfer to a VERCE data layer managed by iRODS. The provenance information of the simulation will be automatically cataloged by the data layer via NoSQL techonologies. We will try to demonstrate how data access, validation and visualisation can be supported by a general purpose provenance framework which, besides common provenance concepts imported from the OPM and the W3C-PROV initiatives, also offers an extensible metadata archive including community and user defined metadata and annotations. Finally, we will show how the VERCE Gateway platform will allow the customisation of pre and post processing phases of the simulation workflows, thanks to the availability of a registry of processing elements (PEs,) which are easily developed and maintained by the seismologists.

  20. A 'user friendly' geographic information system in a color interactive digital image processing system environment

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    Campbell, W. J.; Goldberg, M.

    1982-01-01

    NASA's Eastern Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center (ERRSAC) has recognized the need to accommodate spatial analysis techniques in its remote sensing technology transfer program. A computerized Geographic Information System to incorporate remotely sensed data, specifically Landsat, with other relevant data was considered a realistic approach to address a given resource problem. Questions arose concerning the selection of a suitable available software system to demonstrate, train, and undertake demonstration projects with ERRSAC's user community. The very specific requirements for such a system are discussed. The solution found involved the addition of geographic information processing functions to the Interactive Digital Image Manipulation System (IDIMS). Details regarding the functions of the new integrated system are examined along with the characteristics of the software.

  1. User-friendly tools on handheld devices for observer performance study

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    Matsumoto, Takuya; Hara, Takeshi; Shiraishi, Junji; Fukuoka, Daisuke; Abe, Hiroyuki; Matsusako, Masaki; Yamada, Akira; Zhou, Xiangrong; Fujita, Hiroshi

    2012-02-01

    ROC studies require complex procedures to select cases from many data samples, and to set confidence levels in each selected case to generate ROC curves. In some observer performance studies, researchers have to develop software with specific graphical user interface (GUI) to obtain confidence levels from readers. Because ROC studies could be designed for various clinical situations, it is difficult task for preparing software corresponding to every ROC studies. In this work, we have developed software for recording confidence levels during observer studies on tiny personal handheld devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. To confirm the functions of our software, three radiologists performed observer studies to detect lung nodules by using public database of chest radiograms published by Japan Society of Radiological Technology. The output in text format conformed to the format for the famous ROC kit from the University of Chicago. Times required for the reading each case was recorded very precisely.

  2. The VERCE Science Gateway: Enabling User Friendly HPC Seismic Wave Simulations.

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    Casarotti, E.; Spinuso, A.; Matser, J.; Leong, S. H.; Magnoni, F.; Krause, A.; Garcia, C. R.; Muraleedharan, V.; Krischer, L.; Anthes, C.

    2014-12-01

    The EU-funded project VERCE (Virtual Earthquake and seismology Research Community in Europe) aims to deploy technologies which satisfy the HPC and data-intensive requirements of modern seismology.As a result of VERCE official collaboration with the EU project SCI-BUS, access to computational resources, like local clusters and international infrastructures (EGI and PRACE), is made homogeneous and integrated within a dedicated science gateway based on the gUSE framework. In this presentation we give a detailed overview on the progress achieved with the developments of the VERCE Science Gateway, according to a use-case driven implementation strategy. More specifically, we show how the computational technologies and data services have been integrated within a tool for Seismic Forward Modelling, whose objective is to offer the possibility to performsimulations of seismic waves as a service to the seismological community.We will introduce the interactive components of the OGC map based web interface and how it supports the user with setting up the simulation. We will go through the selection of input data, which are either fetched from federated seismological web services, adopting community standards, or provided by the users themselves by accessing their own document data store. The HPC scientific codes can be selected from a number of waveform simulators, currently available to the seismological community as batch tools or with limited configuration capabilities in their interactive online versions.The results will be staged out via a secure GridFTP transfer to a VERCE data layer managed by iRODS. The provenance information of the simulation will be automatically cataloged by the data layer via NoSQL techonologies.Finally, we will show the example of how the visualisation output of the gateway could be enhanced by the connection with immersive projection technology at the Virtual Reality and Visualisation Centre of Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ).

  3. SpectraClassifier 1.0: a user friendly, automated MRS-based classifier-development system

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    2010-01-01

    Background SpectraClassifier (SC) is a Java solution for designing and implementing Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)-based classifiers. The main goal of SC is to allow users with minimum background knowledge of multivariate statistics to perform a fully automated pattern recognition analysis. SC incorporates feature selection (greedy stepwise approach, either forward or backward), and feature extraction (PCA). Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis is the method of choice for classification. Classifier evaluation is performed through various methods: display of the confusion matrix of the training and testing datasets; K-fold cross-validation, leave-one-out and bootstrapping as well as Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves. Results SC is composed of the following modules: Classifier design, Data exploration, Data visualisation, Classifier evaluation, Reports, and Classifier history. It is able to read low resolution in-vivo MRS (single-voxel and multi-voxel) and high resolution tissue MRS (HRMAS), processed with existing tools (jMRUI, INTERPRET, 3DiCSI or TopSpin). In addition, to facilitate exchanging data between applications, a standard format capable of storing all the information needed for a dataset was developed. Each functionality of SC has been specifically validated with real data with the purpose of bug-testing and methods validation. Data from the INTERPRET project was used. Conclusions SC is a user-friendly software designed to fulfil the needs of potential users in the MRS community. It accepts all kinds of pre-processed MRS data types and classifies them semi-automatically, allowing spectroscopists to concentrate on interpretation of results with the use of its visualisation tools. PMID:20181285

  4. A user friendly method to isolate and single spore the fungi Magnaporthe oryzae and Magnaporthe grisea obtained from diseased field samples

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The fungus Magnaporthe oryzae is the causal agent for a wide range of plant diseases including diseases of rice, wheat, rye grass, turfgrass and pearl millet. A simple robust procedure for fungal isolation is not publicly available. In the present study, a user friendly method was developed to iso...

  5. Development of a user-friendly delivery method for the fungus Metarhizium anisopliac to control the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor in honey bee, Apis mellifera, colonies

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    A user-friendly method to deliver Metarhizium spores to honey bee colonies for control of Varroa mites was developed and tested. Patty blend formulations protected the fungal spores at brood nest temperatures and served as an improved delivery system of the fungus to bee hives. Field trials conducte...

  6. A user-friendly database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915–2014

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    Haigh, Ivan D.; Wadey, Matthew P.; Gallop, Shari L.; Loehr, Heiko; Nicholls, Robert J.; Horsburgh, Kevin; Brown, Jennifer M.; Bradshaw, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Coastal flooding caused by extreme sea levels can be devastating, with long-lasting and diverse consequences. Historically, the UK has suffered major flooding events, and at present 2.5 million properties and £150 billion of assets are potentially exposed to coastal flooding. However, no formal system is in place to catalogue which storms and high sea level events progress to coastal flooding. Furthermore, information on the extent of flooding and associated damages is not systematically documented nationwide. Here we present a database and online tool called ‘SurgeWatch’, which provides a systematic UK-wide record of high sea level and coastal flood events over the last 100 years (1915-2014). Using records from the National Tide Gauge Network, with a dataset of exceedance probabilities and meteorological fields, SurgeWatch captures information of 96 storms during this period, the highest sea levels they produced, and the occurrence and severity of coastal flooding. The data are presented to be easily assessable and understandable to a range of users including, scientists, coastal engineers, managers and planners and concerned citizens. PMID:25984352

  7. A user-friendly automated port placement planning system for laparoscopic robotic surgery

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    Torres, Luis G.; Azimian, Hamidreza; Enquobahrie, Andinet

    2014-03-01

    Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach in which surgical instruments are passed through ports placed at small incisions. This approach can benefit patients by reducing recovery times and scars. Surgeons have gained greater dexterity, accuracy, and vision through adoption of robotic surgical systems. However, in some cases a preselected set of ports cannot be accommodated by the robot; the robot's arms may cause collisions during the procedure, or the surgical targets may not be reachable through the selected ports. In this case, the surgeon must either make more incisions for more ports, or even abandon the laparoscopic approach entirely. To assist in this, we are building an easytouse system which, given a surgical task and preoperative medical images of the patient, will recommend a suitable port placement plan for the robotic surgery. This work bears two main contributions: 1) a high level user interface that assists the surgeon in operating the complicated underlying planning algorithm; and 2) an interface to assist the surgical team in implementation of the recommended plan in the operating room. We believe that such an automated port placement system would reduce setup time for robotic surgery and reduce the morbidity to patients caused by unsuitable surgical port placement.

  8. A user-friendly database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915-2014.

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    Haigh, Ivan D; Wadey, Matthew P; Gallop, Shari L; Loehr, Heiko; Nicholls, Robert J; Horsburgh, Kevin; Brown, Jennifer M; Bradshaw, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Coastal flooding caused by extreme sea levels can be devastating, with long-lasting and diverse consequences. Historically, the UK has suffered major flooding events, and at present 2.5 million properties and £150 billion of assets are potentially exposed to coastal flooding. However, no formal system is in place to catalogue which storms and high sea level events progress to coastal flooding. Furthermore, information on the extent of flooding and associated damages is not systematically documented nationwide. Here we present a database and online tool called 'SurgeWatch', which provides a systematic UK-wide record of high sea level and coastal flood events over the last 100 years (1915-2014). Using records from the National Tide Gauge Network, with a dataset of exceedance probabilities and meteorological fields, SurgeWatch captures information of 96 storms during this period, the highest sea levels they produced, and the occurrence and severity of coastal flooding. The data are presented to be easily assessable and understandable to a range of users including, scientists, coastal engineers, managers and planners and concerned citizens. PMID:25984352

  9. MEGAnnotator: a user-friendly pipeline for microbial genomes assembly and annotation.

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    Lugli, Gabriele Andrea; Milani, Christian; Mancabelli, Leonardo; van Sinderen, Douwe; Ventura, Marco

    2016-04-01

    Genome annotation is one of the key actions that must be undertaken in order to decipher the genetic blueprint of organisms. Thus, a correct and reliable annotation is essential in rendering genomic data valuable. Here, we describe a bioinformatics pipeline based on freely available software programs coordinated by a multithreaded script named MEGAnnotator (Multithreaded Enhanced prokaryotic Genome Annotator). This pipeline allows the generation of multiple annotated formats fulfilling the NCBI guidelines for assembled microbial genome submission, based on DNA shotgun sequencing reads, and minimizes manual intervention, while also reducing waiting times between software program executions and improving final quality of both assembly and annotation outputs. MEGAnnotator provides an efficient way to pre-arrange the assembly and annotation work required to process NGS genome sequence data. The script improves the final quality of microbial genome annotation by reducing ambiguous annotations. Moreover, the MEGAnnotator platform allows the user to perform a partial annotation of pre-assembled genomes and includes an option to accomplish metagenomic data set assemblies. MEGAnnotator platform will be useful for microbiologists interested in genome analyses of bacteria as well as those investigating the complexity of microbial communities that do not possess the necessary skills to prepare their own bioinformatics pipeline. PMID:26936607

  10. PAPST, a User Friendly and Powerful Java Platform for ChIP-Seq Peak Co-Localization Analysis and Beyond.

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    Bible, Paul W; Kanno, Yuka; Wei, Lai; Brooks, Stephen R; O'Shea, John J; Morasso, Maria I; Loganantharaj, Rasiah; Sun, Hong-Wei

    2015-01-01

    Comparative co-localization analysis of transcription factors (TFs) and epigenetic marks (EMs) in specific biological contexts is one of the most critical areas of ChIP-Seq data analysis beyond peak calling. Yet there is a significant lack of user-friendly and powerful tools geared towards co-localization analysis based exploratory research. Most tools currently used for co-localization analysis are command line only and require extensive installation procedures and Linux expertise. Online tools partially address the usability issues of command line tools, but slow response times and few customization features make them unsuitable for rapid data-driven interactive exploratory research. We have developed PAPST: Peak Assignment and Profile Search Tool, a user-friendly yet powerful platform with a unique design, which integrates both gene-centric and peak-centric co-localization analysis into a single package. Most of PAPST's functions can be completed in less than five seconds, allowing quick cycles of data-driven hypothesis generation and testing. With PAPST, a researcher with or without computational expertise can perform sophisticated co-localization pattern analysis of multiple TFs and EMs, either against all known genes or a set of genomic regions obtained from public repositories or prior analysis. PAPST is a versatile, efficient, and customizable tool for genome-wide data-driven exploratory research. Creatively used, PAPST can be quickly applied to any genomic data analysis that involves a comparison of two or more sets of genomic coordinate intervals, making it a powerful tool for a wide range of exploratory genomic research. We first present PAPST's general purpose features then apply it to several public ChIP-Seq data sets to demonstrate its rapid execution and potential for cutting-edge research with a case study in enhancer analysis. To our knowledge, PAPST is the first software of its kind to provide efficient and sophisticated post peak-calling ChIP-Seq data analysis as an easy-to-use interactive application. PAPST is available at https://github.com/paulbible/papst and is a public domain work. PMID:25970601

  11. PAPST, a User Friendly and Powerful Java Platform for ChIP-Seq Peak Co-Localization Analysis and Beyond

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    Bible, Paul W.; Kanno, Yuka; Wei, Lai; Brooks, Stephen R.; O’Shea, John J.; Morasso, Maria I.; Loganantharaj, Rasiah; Sun, Hong-Wei

    2015-01-01

    Comparative co-localization analysis of transcription factors (TFs) and epigenetic marks (EMs) in specific biological contexts is one of the most critical areas of ChIP-Seq data analysis beyond peak calling. Yet there is a significant lack of user-friendly and powerful tools geared towards co-localization analysis based exploratory research. Most tools currently used for co-localization analysis are command line only and require extensive installation procedures and Linux expertise. Online tools partially address the usability issues of command line tools, but slow response times and few customization features make them unsuitable for rapid data-driven interactive exploratory research. We have developed PAPST: Peak Assignment and Profile Search Tool, a user-friendly yet powerful platform with a unique design, which integrates both gene-centric and peak-centric co-localization analysis into a single package. Most of PAPST’s functions can be completed in less than five seconds, allowing quick cycles of data-driven hypothesis generation and testing. With PAPST, a researcher with or without computational expertise can perform sophisticated co-localization pattern analysis of multiple TFs and EMs, either against all known genes or a set of genomic regions obtained from public repositories or prior analysis. PAPST is a versatile, efficient, and customizable tool for genome-wide data-driven exploratory research. Creatively used, PAPST can be quickly applied to any genomic data analysis that involves a comparison of two or more sets of genomic coordinate intervals, making it a powerful tool for a wide range of exploratory genomic research. We first present PAPST’s general purpose features then apply it to several public ChIP-Seq data sets to demonstrate its rapid execution and potential for cutting-edge research with a case study in enhancer analysis. To our knowledge, PAPST is the first software of its kind to provide efficient and sophisticated post peak-calling ChIP-Seq data analysis as an easy-to-use interactive application. PAPST is available at https://github.com/paulbible/papst and is a public domain work. PMID:25970601

  12. Online user-friendly slant total electron content computation from IRI-Plas: IRI-Plas-STEC

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    Tuna, Hakan; Arikan, Orhan; Arikan, Feza; Gulyaeva, Tamara L.; Sezen, Umut

    2014-01-01

    Slant total electron content (STEC), the total number of free electrons on a ray path, is an important space weather observable. STEC is the main input for computerized ionospheric tomography (CIT). STEC can be estimated using the dual-frequency GPS receivers. GPS-STEC contains the space weather variability, yet the estimates are prone to measurement and instrument errors that are not related to the physical structure of the ionosphere. International Reference Ionosphere Extended to Plasmasphere (IRI-Plas) is the international standard climatic model of ionosphere and plasmasphere, providing vertical electron density profiles for a desired date, time, and location. IRI-Plas is used as the background model in CIT. Computation of STEC from IRI-Plas is a tedious task for researchers due to extensive geodetic calculations and IRI-Plas runs. In this study, IONOLAB group introduces a new space weather service to facilitate the computation of STEC from IRI-Plas (IRI-Plas-STEC) at www.ionolab.org. The IRI-Plas-STEC can be computed online for a desired location, date, hour, elevation, and azimuth angle. The user-friendly interface also provides means for computation of IRI-STEC for a desired location and date to indicate the variability in hour of the day, elevation, or azimuth angles. The desired location can be chosen as a GPS receiver in International GNSS Service (IGS) or EUREF Permanent Network (EPN). Also instead of specifying elevation and azimuth angles, the user can directly choose from the GPS satellites and obtain IRI-Plas-STEC for a desired date and/or hour. The computed IRI-Plas-STEC values are presented directly on the screen or via e-mail as both text and plots.

  13. A suite of user-friendly global climate models: Hysteresis experiments

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    Fraedrich, K.

    2012-05-01

    A hierarchy of global spectral circulation models is introduced ranging from the shallow-water system via the primitive-equation dynamical core of the atmosphere to the Planet Simulator as a Global Climate Model (GCM) of Intermediate Complexity (MIC) which can be used to run climate and paleo-climate simulations for time scales up to ten thousand years or more in an acceptable real time. The priorities in development are set to speed, easy handling and portability with a modular structure suitable for problem-dependent configuration. Adaptions exist for the planetary atmospheres of Mars and of Saturn's moon Titan and are being extended. Common coupling interfaces enable the addition of ocean, ice, vegetation models and more. An interactive mode with a Model Starter and a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is available to select a configuration from the available model suite, to set its parameters and inspect atmospheric fields while changing the models' parameters on the fly. This is especially useful for teaching, debugging and tuning of parameterizations. An updated overview of the model suite's features is presented based on the Earth-like climate model Planet Simulator with mixed-layer ocean introducing static and memory hysteresis in terms of a parameter sweep of the solar constant and CO2 concentrations. The static hysteresis experiment demonstrates that the solar constant varying by 20% reveals warm and snowball Earth climate regimes depending on the history of the system. This hysteresis subjected to a thermodynamic analysis shows the following features: i) Both climate regimes are characterized by global mean surface temperature and entropy growing with increasing solar constant. ii) The climate system's efficiency decreases (increases) with increasing solar constant in present-day warm (snowball) climate conditions. iii) Climate transitions near bifurcation points are characterized by high efficiency associated with the system's large distance from the stable regime. Memory hysteresis evolves when changing the direct atmospheric radiative forcing which, associated with a well-mixed CO2 concentration, modifies the planetary thermodynamic state, and hence the surface temperature. The hysteresis effected by different CO2 change rates is analysed: i) The response is due to infrared cooling (for constant temperature lapse-rate) which, in turn, is related to the surface temperature through the Stefan-Boltzmann law in a ratio proportional to the new infrared opacity. Subsequent indirect effects, that are water-vapour-greenhouse and ice-albedo feedbacks, enhance the response. ii) Different rates of CO2 variation may lead to similar transient climates characterized by the same global mean surface temperature but different values of CO2 concentration. iii) Far from the bifurcation points, the model's climate depends on the history of the radiative forcing thus displaying a hysteresis cycle that is neither static nor dynamical, but is related to the memory response of the model determined by the mixed-layer depth of the ocean. Results are supported by a zero-dimensional energy balance model.

  14. The effect of simulated field storage conditions on the accuracy of rapid user-friendly blood pathogen detection kits.

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    Bienek, Diane R; Charlton, David G

    2012-05-01

    Being able to test for the presence of blood pathogens at forward locations could reduce morbidity and mortality in the field. Rapid, user-friendly blood typing kits for detecting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) were evaluated to determine their accuracy after storage at various temperatures/humidities. Rates of positive tests of control groups, experimental groups, and industry standards were compared (Fisher's exact chi2, p < or = 0.05). Compared to the control group, 2 of 10 HIV detection devices were adversely affected by exposure to high temperature/high humidity or high temperature/low humidity. With one exception, none of the environmentally exposed HCV or HBV detection devices exhibited significant differences compared to those stored under control conditions. For HIV, HCV, and HBV devices, there were differences compared to the industry standard. Collectively, this evaluation of pathogen detection kits revealed that diagnostic performance varies among products and storage conditions, and that the tested products cannot be considered to be approved for use to screen blood, plasma, cell, or tissue donors. PMID:22645886

  15. User friendly joystick

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Eklund, Wayne D. (Inventor); Kerley, James J. (Inventor)

    1992-01-01

    A joystick control device having a lower U-shaped bracket, an upper U-shaped bracket, a handle attached to the upper U-shaped bracket, with the upper U-shaped bracket connected to the lower U-shaped bracket by a compliant joint allowing six degrees of freedom for the joystick. The compliant joint consists of at least one cable segment affixed between the lower U-shaped bracket and the upper U-shaped bracket. At least one input device is located between the lower U-shaped bracket and the upper U-shaped bracket.

  16. iMet-Q: A User-Friendly Tool for Label-Free Metabolomics Quantitation Using Dynamic Peak-Width Determination.

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    Chang, Hui-Yin; Chen, Ching-Tai; Lih, T Mamie; Lynn, Ke-Shiuan; Juo, Chiun-Gung; Hsu, Wen-Lian; Sung, Ting-Yi

    2016-01-01

    Efficient and accurate quantitation of metabolites from LC-MS data has become an important topic. Here we present an automated tool, called iMet-Q (intelligent Metabolomic Quantitation), for label-free metabolomics quantitation from high-throughput MS1 data. By performing peak detection and peak alignment, iMet-Q provides a summary of quantitation results and reports ion abundance at both replicate level and sample level. Furthermore, it gives the charge states and isotope ratios of detected metabolite peaks to facilitate metabolite identification. An in-house standard mixture and a public Arabidopsis metabolome data set were analyzed by iMet-Q. Three public quantitation tools, including XCMS, MetAlign, and MZmine 2, were used for performance comparison. From the mixture data set, seven standard metabolites were detected by the four quantitation tools, for which iMet-Q had a smaller quantitation error of 12% in both profile and centroid data sets. Our tool also correctly determined the charge states of seven standard metabolites. By searching the mass values for those standard metabolites against Human Metabolome Database, we obtained a total of 183 metabolite candidates. With the isotope ratios calculated by iMet-Q, 49% (89 out of 183) metabolite candidates were filtered out. From the public Arabidopsis data set reported with two internal standards and 167 elucidated metabolites, iMet-Q detected all of the peaks corresponding to the internal standards and 167 metabolites. Meanwhile, our tool had small abundance variation (≤0.19) when quantifying the two internal standards and had higher abundance correlation (≥0.92) when quantifying the 167 metabolites. iMet-Q provides user-friendly interfaces and is publicly available for download at http://ms.iis.sinica.edu.tw/comics/Software_iMet-Q.html. PMID:26784691

  17. iMet-Q: A User-Friendly Tool for Label-Free Metabolomics Quantitation Using Dynamic Peak-Width Determination

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    Chang, Hui-Yin; Chen, Ching-Tai; Lih, T. Mamie; Lynn, Ke-Shiuan; Juo, Chiun-Gung; Hsu, Wen-Lian; Sung, Ting-Yi

    2016-01-01

    Efficient and accurate quantitation of metabolites from LC-MS data has become an important topic. Here we present an automated tool, called iMet-Q (intelligent Metabolomic Quantitation), for label-free metabolomics quantitation from high-throughput MS1 data. By performing peak detection and peak alignment, iMet-Q provides a summary of quantitation results and reports ion abundance at both replicate level and sample level. Furthermore, it gives the charge states and isotope ratios of detected metabolite peaks to facilitate metabolite identification. An in-house standard mixture and a public Arabidopsis metabolome data set were analyzed by iMet-Q. Three public quantitation tools, including XCMS, MetAlign, and MZmine 2, were used for performance comparison. From the mixture data set, seven standard metabolites were detected by the four quantitation tools, for which iMet-Q had a smaller quantitation error of 12% in both profile and centroid data sets. Our tool also correctly determined the charge states of seven standard metabolites. By searching the mass values for those standard metabolites against Human Metabolome Database, we obtained a total of 183 metabolite candidates. With the isotope ratios calculated by iMet-Q, 49% (89 out of 183) metabolite candidates were filtered out. From the public Arabidopsis data set reported with two internal standards and 167 elucidated metabolites, iMet-Q detected all of the peaks corresponding to the internal standards and 167 metabolites. Meanwhile, our tool had small abundance variation (≤0.19) when quantifying the two internal standards and had higher abundance correlation (≥0.92) when quantifying the 167 metabolites. iMet-Q provides user-friendly interfaces and is publicly available for download at http://ms.iis.sinica.edu.tw/comics/Software_iMet-Q.html. PMID:26784691

  18. Evolved design makes ThoraQuik safe and user friendly in the management of pneumothorax and pleural effusion

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    Rathinam, Sridhar; Grobler, Sophia; Bleetman, Antony; Kink, Thomas; Steyn, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Background We have previously described the utility of ThoraQuik, a device designed to be fit for purpose for aspirations of pneumothorax and pleural effusions. We evaluated the safety, efficacy and operator handling of the evolved prototype, ThoraQuik II, which has a lesser profile and a spring loaded Veres needle for added safety. Methods A prospective, observational clinical trial with ethics and MHRA approval was conducted in a single centre. Patients with diagnosed pneumothorax (including tension pneumothorax) and pleural effusion were consented and recruited. The ease of device introduction, penetration and ease of use were evaluated. Clinical and radiological improvements were the clinical endpoints and operator feedback was analysed. Results 20 procedures were performed on patients (mean age: 63.4?years (range: 30–90?years) with 75% male subjects) recruited between September 2008 and August 2009. Nine patients had pneumothorax (tension pneumothorax n=4) and 11 had pleural effusions. 19 patients completed the study with symptomatic and radiological resolution. One patient was withdrawn due to poor pain threshold disproportionate to the procedure. No complications were encountered. 68% had complete clinical and radiological resolution and 32% had partial resolution (these patients needed a definitive drain and hence were not aspirated to completion). The operator feedback in the study rated the device as very good or excellent in 90% patients. Conclusions Our study found the use of ThoraQuik II to be safe and easy in draining pneumothorax and pleural effusions. The changes to ThoraQuik II made it more user friendly. PMID:23345318

  19. Development of a new, fast, user friendly, ray tracing program "CSIM" for the simulation of parallelhole collimators.

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    Erturk, Sakine Sebnem; Del Guerra, Alberto

    2013-06-01

    We have developed a fast, user friendly, ray-tracing program, "CSIM" for low-energy gamma rays (up to ?200keV) to simulate the performance characteristics of parallelhole collimators. We have used a ray-tracing approach to find the sensitivity and resolution of the parallelhole collimator by including the penetration of photons through the collimator due to the finite attenuation of the collimator material. "CSIM" can calculate the sensitivity of the collimator, the geometric and penetrating photon ratios, and the 1D and 2D point source response functions (PSF) with the statistical uncertainty for different hole shapes (e.g. square, hexagonal, and cylindrical). We have used "CSIM" to simulate the collimator of the YAP-(S)PETII small animal scanner. We present the analysis of the YAP-(S)PETII scanner round-hole parallel collimator designed for nuclear medicine imaging at 140keV. For this aim, different designs have been considered for a variety of source-collimator distances (b=5, 10, 15, 20cm). Resolution and sensitivity characteristics have been plotted as a function of the collimator thickness and the diameter of the hole. For each value of the source-collimator distance, and for each collimator thickness investigated, the trade-off between sensitivity and spatial resolution has been given as a series of characteristic curves. Then, we compare our simulated resolution and sensitivity results to the analytically calculated ones and found that the analytically calculated results for the YAP-(S)PETII scanner collimator are not far away the results predicted by CSIM and also with the experimentally measured resolution values. PMID:23347780

  20. Modelling surface hydrology with DR2-SAGA 1.0: development of a user-friendly interface for hillslope water balance assessments

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    López-Montero, Teresa; López-Vicente, Manuel; Navas, Ana

    2013-04-01

    Soil moisture variability and the depth of water stored in the arable layer of the soil are important topics in agricultural research and rangeland management. Additionally, runoff triggers soil detachment and sediment delivery, and thus is one of the most important factors in the soil erosion dynamic. Overland flow generation and accumulation are non-linear and scale-dependent processes and the development of prediction models helps researchers evaluate different scenarios at different temporal and spatial scales. In this study, we present the DR2-SAGA 1.0 module to the scientific community. The DR2 (Distributed Rainfall-Runoff) water balance model computes the depth of water stored within the soil profile (Waa) distinguishing five scenarios of the upslope contributing area, infiltration processes and climatic parameters, and assesses the soil moisture status (SMS) throughout the year for an average monthly rainfall event. The SAGA program is a free Geographical Information System (GIS) with support for vector and, specially, raster data. Its foundation is its Application Programming Interface (API), which provides data object models and basic definitions for the programming of scientific modules. Module libraries contain the scientific methods and are developed using C++ code. The new module was run in a medium size mountain Mediterranean catchment (246 ha; Spanish Central Pre-Pyrenees) at high spatial resolution (5 x 5 meters of cell size). The Estaña Lakes Catchment is affected by karstic processes which explain the presence of 15 endorheic sub-catchments and three fresh-water lakes. Additionally, this area is ungauged and offers the opportunity to test the performance of the new module in a non-conventional landscape. DR2-SAGA 1.0 demands 16 inputs and generates monthly and annual maps of initial and effective runoff depth, Waa and SMS. One user-friendly tab was created with SAGA 2.0.8 for each input and output file. The new module also includes a water balance routine to obtain accurate maps of effective cumulative runoff for any type of accumulation algorithm used. In order to make more readable the results and their legends, a predefined layout was created for each derived map. Further research seeks the development of an equation to add the Effective Hydrological Depth factor in order to improve the reliability of the model in shallow soils. A basic statistical analysis package will also appear in the next version of the module. The development of the DR2-SAGA 1.0 module in the open-source SAGA platform boosts the simulation capacity of the DR2 model in comparison with its application in other commercial GIS software. As a result, we present a scientific module that brings together the set of equations, mathematical calculations and GIS operations included in the DR2 model. DR2-SAGA 1.0 provides a powerful and efficient tool with an intuitive graphical user interface having a low computational cost. In general, DR2-SAGA 1.0 shows great potential for hydrological studies in small and medium size catchments and can be used by both advanced and non-expert users. The new module will be available in the web site of our research center in spring 2013.

  1. A preliminary user-friendly, digital console for the control room parameters supervision in old-generation Nuclear Plants

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    Memmi, F.; Falconi, L.; Cappelli, M.; Palomba, M.; Santoro, E.; Bove, R.; Sepielli, M.

    2012-07-01

    Improvements in the awareness of a system status is an essential requirement to achieve safety in every kind of plant. In particular, in the case of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs), a progress is crucial to enhance the Human Machine Interface (HMI) in order to optimize monitoring and analyzing processes of NPP operational states. Firstly, as old-fashioned plants are concerned, an upgrading of the whole console instrumentation is desirable in order to replace an analog visualization with a full-digital system. In this work, we present a novel instrument able to interface the control console of a nuclear reactor, developed by using CompactRio, a National Instruments embedded architecture and its dedicated programming language. This real-time industrial controller composed by a real-time processor and FPGA modules has been programmed to visualize the parameters coming from the reactor, and to storage and reproduce significant conditions anytime. This choice has been made on the basis of the FPGA properties: high reliability, determinism, true parallelism and re-configurability, achieved by a simple programming method, based on LabVIEW real-time environment. The system architecture exploits the FPGA capabilities of implementing custom timing and triggering, hardware-based analysis and co-processing, and highest performance control algorithms. Data stored during the supervisory phase can be reproduced by loading data from a measurement file, re-enacting worthwhile operations or conditions. The system has been thought to be used in three different modes, namely Log File Mode, Supervisory Mode and Simulation Mode. The proposed system can be considered as a first step to develop a more complete Decision Support System (DSS): indeed this work is part of a wider project that includes the elaboration of intelligent agents and meta-theory approaches. A synoptic has been created to monitor every kind of action on the plant through an intuitive sight. Furthermore, another important aim of this work is the possibility to have a front panel available on a web interface: CompactRio acts as a remote server and it is accessible on a dedicated LAN. This supervisory system has been tested and validated on the basis of the real control console for the 1-MW TRIGA reactor RC-1 at the ENEA, Casaccia Research Center. In this paper we show some results obtained by recording each variable as the reactor reaches its maximum level of power. The choice of a research reactor for testing the developed system relies on its training and didactic importance for the education of plant operators: in this context a digital instrument can offer a better user-friendly tool for learning and training. It is worthwhile to remark that such a system does not interfere with the console instrumentation, the latter continuing to preserve the total control. (authors)

  2. New user-friendly approach to obtain an Eisenberg plot and its use as a practical tool in protein sequence analysis.

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    Keller, Rob C A

    2011-01-01

    The Eisenberg plot or hydrophobic moment plot methodology is one of the most frequently used methods of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is more and more recognized as a helpful tool in Life Sciences in general, and recent developments in approaches recognizing lipid binding regions in proteins are promising in this respect. In this study a bioinformatics approach specialized in identifying lipid binding helical regions in proteins was used to obtain an Eisenberg plot. The validity of the Heliquest generated hydrophobic moment plot was checked and exemplified. This study indicates that the Eisenberg plot methodology can be transferred to another hydrophobicity scale and renders a user-friendly approach which can be utilized in routine checks in protein-lipid interaction and in protein and peptide lipid binding characterization studies. A combined approach seems to be advantageous and results in a powerful tool in the search of helical lipid-binding regions in proteins and peptides. The strength and limitations of the Eisenberg plot approach itself are discussed as well. The presented approach not only leads to a better understanding of the nature of the protein-lipid interactions but also provides a user-friendly tool for the search of lipid-binding regions in proteins and peptides. PMID:22016610

  3. CloudDOE: A User-Friendly Tool for Deploying Hadoop Clouds and Analyzing High-Throughput Sequencing Data with MapReduce

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    Chung, Wei-Chun; Chen, Chien-Chih; Ho, Jan-Ming; Lin, Chung-Yen; Hsu, Wen-Lian; Wang, Yu-Chun; Lee, D. T.; Lai, Feipei; Huang, Chih-Wei; Chang, Yu-Jung

    2014-01-01

    Background Explosive growth of next-generation sequencing data has resulted in ultra-large-scale data sets and ensuing computational problems. Cloud computing provides an on-demand and scalable environment for large-scale data analysis. Using a MapReduce framework, data and workload can be distributed via a network to computers in the cloud to substantially reduce computational latency. Hadoop/MapReduce has been successfully adopted in bioinformatics for genome assembly, mapping reads to genomes, and finding single nucleotide polymorphisms. Major cloud providers offer Hadoop cloud services to their users. However, it remains technically challenging to deploy a Hadoop cloud for those who prefer to run MapReduce programs in a cluster without built-in Hadoop/MapReduce. Results We present CloudDOE, a platform-independent software package implemented in Java. CloudDOE encapsulates technical details behind a user-friendly graphical interface, thus liberating scientists from having to perform complicated operational procedures. Users are guided through the user interface to deploy a Hadoop cloud within in-house computing environments and to run applications specifically targeted for bioinformatics, including CloudBurst, CloudBrush, and CloudRS. One may also use CloudDOE on top of a public cloud. CloudDOE consists of three wizards, i.e., Deploy, Operate, and Extend wizards. Deploy wizard is designed to aid the system administrator to deploy a Hadoop cloud. It installs Java runtime environment version 1.6 and Hadoop version 0.20.203, and initiates the service automatically. Operate wizard allows the user to run a MapReduce application on the dashboard list. To extend the dashboard list, the administrator may install a new MapReduce application using Extend wizard. Conclusions CloudDOE is a user-friendly tool for deploying a Hadoop cloud. Its smart wizards substantially reduce the complexity and costs of deployment, execution, enhancement, and management. Interested users may collaborate to improve the source code of CloudDOE to further incorporate more MapReduce bioinformatics tools into CloudDOE and support next-generation big data open source tools, e.g., Hadoop BigTop and Spark. Availability: CloudDOE is distributed under Apache License 2.0 and is freely available at http://clouddoe.iis.sinica.edu.tw/. PMID:24897343

  4. User-Friendly Technology To Guide a Case Management Team: The Computer-Assisted Risk Accountability System.

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    Armijo, Eduardo J.; McKee, Colene M.; Stowitschek, Joseph J.; Smith, Albert J., Jr.

    1998-01-01

    Describes a computer-based adaptation of a case management model, Computer-Assisted Risk Accountability System (CARAS), which provides an on-site, desktop evaluation tool for school-based case management teams to manage their cases efficiently. Discusses the user-friendliness of the CARAS software; how school programs benefit from CARAS; and CARAS…

  5. Individual-Based Modeling of Tuberculosis in a User-Friendly Interface: Understanding the Epidemiological Role of Population Heterogeneity in a City.

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    Prats, Clara; Montañola-Sales, Cristina; Gilabert-Navarro, Joan F; Valls, Joaquim; Casanovas-Garcia, Josep; Vilaplana, Cristina; Cardona, Pere-Joan; López, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    For millennia tuberculosis (TB) has shown a successful strategy to survive, making it one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. This resilient behavior is based not only on remaining hidden in most of the infected population, but also by showing slow evolution in most sick people. The course of the disease within a population is highly related to its heterogeneity. Thus, classic epidemiological approaches with a top-down perspective have not succeeded in understanding its dynamics. In the past decade a few individual-based models were built, but most of them preserved a top-down view that makes it difficult to study a heterogeneous population. We propose an individual-based model developed with a bottom-up approach to studying the dynamics of pulmonary TB in a certain population, considered constant. Individuals may belong to the following classes: healthy, infected, sick, under treatment, and treated with a probability of relapse. Several variables and parameters account for their age, origin (native or immigrant), immunodeficiency, diabetes, and other risk factors (smoking and alcoholism). The time within each infection state is controlled, and sick individuals may show a cavitated disease or not that conditions infectiousness. It was implemented in NetLogo because it allows non-modelers to perform virtual experiments with a user-friendly interface. The simulation was conducted with data from Ciutat Vella, a district of Barcelona with an incidence of 67 TB cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013. Several virtual experiments were performed to relate the disease dynamics with the structure of the infected subpopulation (e.g., the distribution of infected times). Moreover, the short-term effect of health control policies on modifying that structure was studied. Results show that the characteristics of the population are crucial for the local epidemiology of TB. The developed user-friendly tool is ready to test control strategies of disease in any city in the short-term. PMID:26793189

  6. Individual-Based Modeling of Tuberculosis in a User-Friendly Interface: Understanding the Epidemiological Role of Population Heterogeneity in a City

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    Prats, Clara; Montañola-Sales, Cristina; Gilabert-Navarro, Joan F.; Valls, Joaquim; Casanovas-Garcia, Josep; Vilaplana, Cristina; Cardona, Pere-Joan; López, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    For millennia tuberculosis (TB) has shown a successful strategy to survive, making it one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases. This resilient behavior is based not only on remaining hidden in most of the infected population, but also by showing slow evolution in most sick people. The course of the disease within a population is highly related to its heterogeneity. Thus, classic epidemiological approaches with a top-down perspective have not succeeded in understanding its dynamics. In the past decade a few individual-based models were built, but most of them preserved a top-down view that makes it difficult to study a heterogeneous population. We propose an individual-based model developed with a bottom-up approach to studying the dynamics of pulmonary TB in a certain population, considered constant. Individuals may belong to the following classes: healthy, infected, sick, under treatment, and treated with a probability of relapse. Several variables and parameters account for their age, origin (native or immigrant), immunodeficiency, diabetes, and other risk factors (smoking and alcoholism). The time within each infection state is controlled, and sick individuals may show a cavitated disease or not that conditions infectiousness. It was implemented in NetLogo because it allows non-modelers to perform virtual experiments with a user-friendly interface. The simulation was conducted with data from Ciutat Vella, a district of Barcelona with an incidence of 67 TB cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013. Several virtual experiments were performed to relate the disease dynamics with the structure of the infected subpopulation (e.g., the distribution of infected times). Moreover, the short-term effect of health control policies on modifying that structure was studied. Results show that the characteristics of the population are crucial for the local epidemiology of TB. The developed user-friendly tool is ready to test control strategies of disease in any city in the short-term. PMID:26793189

  7. Development of a user-friendly system for image processing of electron microscopy by integrating a web browser and PIONE with Eos.

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    Tsukamoto, Takafumi; Yasunaga, Takuo

    2014-11-01

    Eos (Extensible object-oriented system) is one of the powerful applications for image processing of electron micrographs. In usual cases, Eos works with only character user interfaces (CUI) under the operating systems (OS) such as OS-X or Linux, not user-friendly. Thus, users of Eos need to be expert at image processing of electron micrographs, and have a little knowledge of computer science, as well. However, all the persons who require Eos does not an expert for CUI. Thus we extended Eos to a web system independent of OS with graphical user interfaces (GUI) by integrating web browser.Advantage to use web browser is not only to extend Eos with GUI, but also extend Eos to work under distributed computational environment. Using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) technology, we implemented more comfortable user-interface on web browser. Eos has more than 400 commands related to image processing for electron microscopy, and the usage of each command is different from each other. Since the beginning of development, Eos has managed their user-interface by using the interface definition file of "OptionControlFile" written in CSV (Comma-Separated Value) format, i.e., Each command has "OptionControlFile", which notes information for interface and its usage generation. Developed GUI system called "Zephyr" (Zone for Easy Processing of HYpermedia Resources) also accessed "OptionControlFIle" and produced a web user-interface automatically, because its mechanism is mature and convenient,The basic actions of client side system was implemented properly and can supply auto-generation of web-form, which has functions of execution, image preview, file-uploading to a web server. Thus the system can execute Eos commands with unique options for each commands, and process image analysis. There remain problems of image file format for visualization and workspace for analysis: The image file format information is useful to check whether the input/output file is correct and we also need to provide common workspace for analysis because the client is physically separated from a server. We solved the file format problem by extension of rules of OptionControlFile of Eos. Furthermore, to solve workspace problems, we have developed two type of system. The first system is to use only local environments. The user runs a web server provided by Eos, access to a web client through a web browser, and manipulate the local files with GUI on the web browser. The second system is employing PIONE (Process-rule for Input/Output Negotiation Environment), which is our developing platform that works under heterogenic distributed environment. The users can put their resources, such as microscopic images, text files and so on, into the server-side environment supported by PIONE, and so experts can write PIONE rule definition, which defines a workflow of image processing. PIONE run each image processing on suitable computers, following the defined rule. PIONE has the ability of interactive manipulation, and user is able to try a command with various setting values. In this situation, we contribute to auto-generation of GUI for a PIONE workflow.As advanced functions, we have developed a module to log user actions. The logs include information such as setting values in image processing, procedure of commands and so on. If we use the logs effectively, we can get a lot of advantages. For example, when an expert may discover some know-how of image processing, other users can also share logs including his know-hows and so we may obtain recommendation workflow of image analysis, if we analyze logs. To implement social platform of image processing for electron microscopists, we have developed system infrastructure, as well. PMID:25359837

  8. Developing a useful, user-friendly website for cancer patient follow-up: users' perspectives on ease of access and usefulness.

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    Bartlett, Y K; Selby, D L; Newsham, A; Keding, A; Forman, D; Brown, J; Velikova, G; Wright, P

    2012-11-01

    UK cancer survival has improved, leading to an increase in review patients and pressure on clinics. Use of the Internet for information exchange between patients and healthcare staff may provide a useful adjunct or alternative to traditional follow-up. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a website for use in follow-up cancer care in terms of usability, feasibility and acceptability. A website was developed and underwent iterative amendment following patient usability testing in focus groups. Patients on follow-up completed a Computer and Internet Usage Questionnaire. Internet users consented to a randomised crossover study to complete paper and online questionnaires, browse the website and participate in a website evaluation interview. Patient website use was tracked. Usability: Website changes were made following patient testing (n= 21). Patients would have liked a 'personalized' website with links to their clinical team, out with the scope of this study. Feasibility: The majority of participants (65%) had Internet access. Age remained a differentiating factor. Acceptability: Final evaluation (n= 103) was positive although many would like to maintain face-to-face hospital contact. User involvement in website design can ensure patient needs are met. A website model for follow-up will suit some patients but others will prefer clinical contact. PMID:22533456

  9. GAMOS: A framework to do GEANT4 simulations in different physics fields with an user-friendly interface

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    Arce, Pedro; Ignacio Lagares, Juan; Harkness, Laura; Pérez-Astudillo, Daniel; Cañadas, Mario; Rato, Pedro; de Prado, María; Abreu, Yamiel; de Lorenzo, Gianluca; Kolstein, Machiel; Díaz, Angelina

    2014-01-01

    GAMOS is a software system for GEANT4-based simulation. It comprises a framework, a set of components providing functionality to simulation applications on top of the GEANT4 toolkit, and a collection of ready-made applications. It allows to perform GEANT4-based simulations using a scripting language, without requiring the writing of C++ code. Moreover, GAMOS design allows the extension of the existing functionality through user-supplied C++ classes. The main characteristics of GAMOS and its embedded functionality are described.

  10. DIPRA: A user-friendly program to model multi-element diffusion in olivine with applications to timescales of magmatic processes

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    Girona, TáRsilo; Costa, Fidel

    2013-02-01

    Abstract Modeling the diffusion of elements in olivine from volcanic rocks has recently become one of the most useful techniques to determine the timescales of the processes that occur in magma reservoirs before eruptions. However, many potential <span class="hlt">users</span> are not versed in the numerical methods needed to solve the diffusion equation for timescale determinations. Here we present DIPRA (Diffusion Process Analysis), a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> computer tool that models easily and intuitively the olivine chemical zoning by performing an automatic, visual, and quick fit to the natural profiles. The code is developed under a finite difference scheme and allows simultaneous modeling of diffusion of Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, and Ca. DIPRA accounts for most variables that affect the diffusivity, including temperature, pressure, oxygen fugacity, major element composition, and anisotropy. Initial and boundary conditions can be done as complex as desired, including changing boundary composition with time. Such versatility allows modeling the large variety of scenarios that are characteristic of volcanic systems. We also have implemented a methodology to estimate objectively the uncertainties of the timescales from the uncertainties of the data and temperature. We expect that our application will increase the number and quality of timescale determinations from crystal zoning studies. It may be also useful as a teaching resource for higher education courses.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2613159','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2613159"><span id="translatedtitle">CORE_TF: a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interface to identify evolutionary conserved transcription factor binding sites in sets of co-regulated genes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Hestand, Matthew S; van Galen, Michiel; Villerius, Michel P; van Ommen, Gert-Jan B; den Dunnen, Johan T; 't Hoen, Peter AC</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>Background The identification of transcription factor binding sites is difficult since they are only a small number of nucleotides in size, resulting in large numbers of false positives and false negatives in current approaches. Computational methods to reduce false positives are to look for over-representation of transcription factor binding sites in a set of similarly regulated promoters or to look for conservation in orthologous promoter alignments. Results We have developed a novel tool, "CORE_TF" (Conserved and Over-REpresented Transcription Factor binding sites) that identifies common transcription factor binding sites in promoters of co-regulated genes. To improve upon existing binding site predictions, the tool searches for position weight matrices from the TRANSFACR database that are over-represented in an experimental set compared to a random set of promoters and identifies cross-species conservation of the predicted transcription factor binding sites. The algorithm has been evaluated with expression and chromatin-immunoprecipitation on microarray data. We also implement and demonstrate the importance of matching the random set of promoters to the experimental promoters by GC content, which is a unique feature of our tool. Conclusion The program CORE_TF is accessible in a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> web interface at . It provides a table of over-represented transcription factor binding sites in the <span class="hlt">users</span> input genes' promoters and a graphical view of evolutionary conserved transcription factor binding sites. In our test data sets it successfully predicts target transcription factors and their binding sites. PMID:19036135</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23620278','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23620278"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User-friendly</span> solutions for microarray quality control and pre-processing on ArrayAnalysis.org.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Eijssen, Lars M T; Jaillard, Magali; Adriaens, Michiel E; Gaj, Stan; de Groot, Philip J; Müller, Michael; Evelo, Chris T</p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>Quality control (QC) is crucial for any scientific method producing data. Applying adequate QC introduces new challenges in the genomics field where large amounts of data are produced with complex technologies. For DNA microarrays, specific algorithms for QC and pre-processing including normalization have been developed by the scientific community, especially for expression chips of the Affymetrix platform. Many of these have been implemented in the statistical scripting language R and are available from the Bioconductor repository. However, application is hampered by lack of integrative tools that can be used by <span class="hlt">users</span> of any experience level. To fill this gap, we developed a freely available tool for QC and pre-processing of Affymetrix gene expression results, extending, integrating and harmonizing functionality of Bioconductor packages. The tool can be easily accessed through a wizard-like web portal at http://www.arrayanalysis.org or downloaded for local use in R. The portal provides extensive documentation, including <span class="hlt">user</span> guides, interpretation help with real output illustrations and detailed technical documentation. It assists newcomers to the field in performing state-of-the-art QC and pre-processing while offering data analysts an integral open-source package. Providing the scientific community with this easily accessible tool will allow improving data quality and reuse and adoption of standards. PMID:23620278</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3545829','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3545829"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> tool to transform large scale administrative data into wide table format using a mapreduce program with a pig latin based script</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p></p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Background Secondary use of large scale administrative data is increasingly popular in health services and clinical research, where a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> tool for data management is in great demand. MapReduce technology such as Hadoop is a promising tool for this purpose, though its use has been limited by the lack of <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> functions for transforming large scale data into wide table format, where each subject is represented by one row, for use in health services and clinical research. Since the original specification of Pig provides very few functions for column field management, we have developed a novel system called GroupFilterFormat to handle the definition of field and data content based on a Pig Latin script. We have also developed, as an open-source project, several <span class="hlt">user</span>-defined functions to transform the table format using GroupFilterFormat and to deal with processing that considers date conditions. Results Having prepared dummy discharge summary data for 2.3 million inpatients and medical activity log data for 950 million events, we used the Elastic Compute Cloud environment provided by Amazon Inc. to execute processing speed and scaling benchmarks. In the speed benchmark test, the response time was significantly reduced and a linear relationship was observed between the quantity of data and processing time in both a small and a very large dataset. The scaling benchmark test showed clear scalability. In our system, doubling the number of nodes resulted in a 47% decrease in processing time. Conclusions Our newly developed system is widely accessible as an open resource. This system is very simple and easy to use for researchers who are accustomed to using declarative command syntax for commercial statistical software and Structured Query Language. Although our system needs further sophistication to allow more flexibility in scripts and to improve efficiency in data processing, it shows promise in facilitating the application of MapReduce technology to efficient data processing with large scale administrative data in health services and clinical research. PMID:23259862</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1280/','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1280/"><span id="translatedtitle">CO2calc: A <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Seawater Carbon Calculator for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS (iPhone)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Robbins, L.L.; Hansen, M.E.; Kleypas, J.A.; Meylan, S.C.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span>, stand-alone application for the calculation of carbonate system parameters was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey Florida Shelf Ecosystems Response to Climate Change Project in response to its Ocean Acidification Task. The application, by Mark Hansen and Lisa Robbins, USGS St. Petersburg, FL, Joanie Kleypas, NCAR, Boulder, CO, and Stephan Meylan, Jacobs Technology, St. Petersburg, FL, is intended as a follow-on to CO2SYS, originally developed by Lewis and Wallace (1998) and later modified for Microsoft Excel? by Denis Pierrot (Pierrot and others, 2006). Besides eliminating the need for using Microsoft Excel on the host system, CO2calc offers several improvements on CO2SYS, including: An improved graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface for data entry and results Additional calculations of air-sea CO2 fluxes (for surface water calculations) The ability to tag data with sample name, comments, date, time, and latitude/longitude The ability to use the system time and date and latitude/ longitude (automatic retrieval of latitude and longitude available on iPhone? 3, 3GS, 4, and Windows? hosts with an attached National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)-enabled GPS) The ability to process multiple files in a batch processing mode An option to save sample information, data input, and calculated results as a comma-separated value (CSV) file for use with Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS,? or other applications An option to export points with geographic coordinates as a KMZ file for viewing and editing in Google EarthTM</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25105260','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25105260"><span id="translatedtitle">The heat-transfer method: a versatile low-cost, label-free, fast, and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> readout platform for biosensor applications.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>van Grinsven, Bart; Eersels, Kasper; Peeters, Marloes; Losada-Pérez, Patricia; Vandenryt, Thijs; Cleij, Thomas J; Wagner, Patrick</p> <p>2014-08-27</p> <p>In recent years, biosensors have become increasingly important in various scientific domains including medicine, biology, and pharmacology, resulting in an increased demand for fast and effective readout techniques. In this Spotlight on Applications, we report on the recently developed heat-transfer method (HTM) and illustrate the use of the technique by zooming in on four established bio(mimetic) sensor applications: (i) mutation analysis in DNA sequences, (ii) cancer cell identification through surface-imprinted polymers, (iii) detection of neurotransmitters with molecularly imprinted polymers, and (iv) phase-transition analysis in lipid vesicle layers. The methodology is based on changes in heat-transfer resistance at a functionalized solid-liquid interface. To this extent, the device applies a temperature gradient over this interface and monitors the temperature underneath and above the functionalized chip in time. The heat-transfer resistance can be obtained by dividing this temperature gradient by the power needed to achieve a programmed temperature. The low-cost, fast, label-free and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> nature of the technology in combination with a high degree of specificity, selectivity, and sensitivity makes HTM a promising sensor technology. PMID:25105260</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=computer+AND+science%3a+AND+high+AND+availability&pg=7&id=EJ409403','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=computer+AND+science%3a+AND+high+AND+availability&pg=7&id=EJ409403"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Forecast.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Knorr, Thomas, Sr.; Levin, James</p> <p>1990-01-01</p> <p>The use of the Accu-Weather database system in a junior high school classroom is described. Costs, equipment, and information received are discussed. Two software packages designed for use with meteorological data and Accu-Weather are highlighted. Availability information and a description of the services provided are included. (CW)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20512613','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20512613"><span id="translatedtitle">Development of a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> delivery method for the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae to control the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor in honey bee, Apis mellifera, colonies.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Kanga, Lambert H B; Adamczyk, John; Patt, Joseph; Gracia, Carlos; Cascino, John</p> <p>2010-12-01</p> <p>A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> method to deliver Metarhizium spores to honey bee colonies for control of Varroa mites was developed and tested. Patty blend formulations protected the fungal spores at brood nest temperatures and served as an improved delivery system of the fungus to bee hives. Field trials conducted in 2006 in Texas using freshly harvested spores indicated that patty blend formulations of 10 g of conidia per hive (applied twice) significantly reduced the numbers of mites per adult bee, mites in sealed brood cells, and residual mites at the end of the 47-day experimental period. Colony development in terms of adult bee populations and brood production also improved. Field trials conducted in 2007 in Florida using less virulent spores produced mixed results. Patty blends of 10 g of conidia per hive (applied twice) were less successful in significantly reducing the number of mites per adult bee. However, hive survivorship and colony strength were improved, and the numbers of residual mites were significantly reduced at the end of the 42-day experimental period. The overall results from 2003 to 2008 field trials indicated that it was critical to have fungal spores with good germination, pathogenicity and virulence. We determined that fungal spores (1 × 10(10) viable spores per gram) with 98% germination and high pathogenicity (95% mite mortality at day 7) provided successful control of mite populations in established honey bee colonies at 10 g of conidia per hive (applied twice). Overall, microbial control of Varroa mite with M. anisopliae is feasible and could be a useful component of an integrated pest management program. PMID:20512613</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24785154','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24785154"><span id="translatedtitle">QDD version 3.1: a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> computer program for microsatellite selection and primer design revisited: experimental validation of variables determining genotyping success rate.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Meglécz, Emese; Pech, Nicolas; Gilles, André; Dubut, Vincent; Hingamp, Pascal; Trilles, Aurélie; Grenier, Rémi; Martin, Jean-François</p> <p>2014-11-01</p> <p>Microsatellite marker development has been greatly simplified by the use of high-throughput sequencing followed by in silico microsatellite detection and primer design. However, the selection of markers designed by the existing pipelines depends either on arbitrary criteria, or older studies on PCR success. Based on wet laboratory experiments, we have identified the following factors that are most likely to influence genotyping success rate: alignment score between the primers and the amplicon; the distance between primers and microsatellites; the length of the PCR product; target region complexity and the number of reads underlying the sequence. The QDD pipeline has been modified to include these most pertinent factors in the output to help the selection of markers. Furthermore, new features are also included in the present version: (i) not only raw sequencing reads are accepted as input, but also contigs, allowing the analysis of assembled high-coverage data; (ii) input data can be both in fasta and fastq format to facilitate the use of Illumina and IonTorrent reads; (iii) A comparison to known transposable elements allows their detection; (iv) A contamination check can be carried out by BLASTing potential markers against the nucleotide (nt) database of NCBI; (v) QDD3 is now also available imbedded into a virtual machine making installation easier and operating system independent. It can be used both on command-line version as well as integrated into a Galaxy server, providing a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interface, as well as the possibility to utilize a large variety of NGS tools. PMID:24785154</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EGUGA..14.8350E','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EGUGA..14.8350E"><span id="translatedtitle">Siberian Earth System Science Cluster - A web-based Geoportal to provide <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> Earth Observation Products for supporting NEESPI scientists</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Eberle, J.; Gerlach, R.; Hese, S.; Schmullius, C.</p> <p>2012-04-01</p> <p>To provide earth observation products in the area of Siberia, the Siberian Earth System Science Cluster (SIB-ESS-C) was established as a spatial data infrastructure at the University of Jena (Germany), Department for Earth Observation. This spatial data infrastructure implements standards published by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the International Organizsation for Standardization (ISO) for data discovery, data access, data processing and data analysis. The objective of SIB-ESS-C is to faciliate environmental research and Earth system science in Siberia. The region for this project covers the entire Asian part of the Russian Federation approximately between 58°E - 170°W and 48°N - 80°N. To provide discovery, access and analysis services a webportal was published for searching and visualisation of available data. This webportal is based on current web technologies like AJAX, Drupal Content Management System as backend software and a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> surface with Drag-n-Drop and further mouse events. To have a wide range of regular updated earth observation products, some products from sensor MODIS at the satellites Aqua and Terra were processed. A direct connection to NASA archive servers makes it possible to download MODIS Level 3 and 4 products and integrate it in the SIB-ESS-C infrastructure. These data can be downloaded in a file format called Hierarchical Data Format (HDF). For visualisation and further analysis, this data is reprojected, converted to GeoTIFF and global products clipped to the project area. All these steps are implemented as an automatic process chain. If new MODIS data is available within the infrastructure this process chain is executed. With the link to a MODIS catalogue system, the system gets new data daily. With the implemented analysis processes, timeseries data can be analysed, for example to plot a trend or different time series against one another. Scientists working in this area and working with MODIS data can make use of this service over the webportal. Both searching manually the NASA archive for MODIS data, processing these data automatically and then download it for further processing and using the regular updated products.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=musicology&pg=2&id=EJ783443','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=musicology&pg=2&id=EJ783443"><span id="translatedtitle">For Professors, "<span class="hlt">Friending</span>" Can Be Fraught</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Lipka, Sara</p> <p>2007-01-01</p> <p>People connect on Facebook by asking to "<span class="hlt">friend</span>" one another. A typical <span class="hlt">user</span> lists at least 100 such connections, while newbies are informed, "You don't have any <span class="hlt">friends</span> yet." A humbling statement. It might make one want to find some. But <span class="hlt">friending</span> students can be even dicier than befriending them. In the real world, casual professors may ask…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_5");'>5</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li class="active"><span>7</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_7 --> <div id="page_8" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li class="active"><span>8</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="141"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4021860','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4021860"><span id="translatedtitle">TrackArt: the <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> interface for single molecule tracking data analysis and simulation applied to complex diffusion in mica supported lipid bilayers</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p></p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Background Single molecule tracking (SMT) analysis of fluorescently tagged lipid and protein probes is an attractive alternative to ensemble averaged methods such as fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) or fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) for measuring diffusion in artificial and plasma membranes. The meaningful estimation of diffusion coefficients and their errors is however not straightforward, and is heavily dependent on sample type, acquisition method, and equipment used. Many approaches require advanced computing and programming skills for their implementation. Findings Here we present TrackArt software, an accessible graphic interface for simulation and complex analysis of multiple particle paths. Imported trajectories can be filtered to eliminate spurious or corrupted tracks, and are then analyzed using several previously described methodologies, to yield single or multiple diffusion coefficients, their population fractions, and estimated errors. We use TrackArt to analyze the single-molecule diffusion behavior of a sphingolipid analog SM-Atto647N, in mica supported DOPC (1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) bilayers. Fitting with a two-component diffusion model confirms the existence of two separate populations of diffusing particles in these bilayers on mica. As a demonstration of the TrackArt workflow, we characterize and discuss the effective activation energies required to increase the diffusion rates of these populations, obtained from Arrhenius plots of temperature-dependent diffusion. Finally, TrackArt provides a simulation module, allowing the <span class="hlt">user</span> to generate models with multiple particle trajectories, diffusing with different characteristics. Maps of domains, acting as impermeable or permeable obstacles for particles diffusing with given rate constants and diffusion coefficients, can be simulated or imported from an image. Importantly, this allows one to use simulated data with a known diffusion behavior as a comparison for results acquired using particular algorithms on actual, “natural” samples whose diffusion behavior is to be extracted. It can also serve as a tool for demonstrating diffusion principles. Conclusions TrackArt is an open source, platform-independent, Matlab-based graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface, and is easy to use even for those unfamiliar with the Matlab programming environment. TrackArt can be used for <span class="hlt">accurate</span> simulation and analysis of complex diffusion data, such as diffusion in lipid bilayers, providing publication-quality formatted results. PMID:24885944</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.onguardonline.gov/media/game-0003-friend-finder','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="http://www.onguardonline.gov/media/game-0003-friend-finder"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friend</span> Finder</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... form Search Español Vea esta página en español Video and Media <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Finder (Game) Email Embed Grab ... Might Also Like 1:02 The Protection Connection (Video) Teaches kids how to protect themselves online with ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/962661','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/962661"><span id="translatedtitle">Franklin: <span class="hlt">User</span> Experiences</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>National Energy Research Supercomputing Center; He, Yun; Kramer, William T.C.; Carter, Jonathan; Cardo, Nicholas</p> <p>2008-05-07</p> <p>The newest workhorse of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center is a Cray XT4 with 9,736 dual core nodes. This paper summarizes Franklin <span class="hlt">user</span> experiences from <span class="hlt">friendly</span> early <span class="hlt">user</span> period to production period. Selected successful <span class="hlt">user</span> stories along with top issues affecting <span class="hlt">user</span> experiences are presented.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19900015740','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19900015740"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span>, menu-driven, language-free laser characteristics curves graphing program for desk-top IBM PC compatible computers</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Klutz, Glenn</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>A facility was established that uses collected data and feeds it into mathematical models that generate improved data arrays by correcting for various losses, base line drift, and conversion to unity scaling. These developed data arrays have headers and other identifying information affixed and are subsequently stored in a Laser Materials and Characteristics data base which is accessible to various <span class="hlt">users</span>. The two part data base: absorption - emission spectra and tabulated data, is developed around twelve laser models. The tabulated section of the data base is divided into several parts: crystalline, optical, mechanical, and thermal properties; aborption and emission spectra information; chemical name and formulas; and miscellaneous. A menu-driven, language-free graphing program will reduce and/or remove the requirement that <span class="hlt">users</span> become competent FORTRAN programmers and the concomitant requirement that they also spend several days to a few weeks becoming conversant with the GEOGRAF library and sequence of calls and the continual refreshers of both. The work included becoming thoroughly conversant with or at least very familiar with GEOGRAF by GEOCOMP Corp. The development of the graphing program involved trial runs of the various callable library routines on dummy data in order to become familiar with actual implementation and sequencing. This was followed by trial runs with actual data base files and some additional data from current research that was not in the data base but currently needed graphs. After successful runs, with dummy and real data, using actual FORTRAN instructions steps were undertaken to develop the menu-driven language-free implementation of a program which would require the <span class="hlt">user</span> only know how to use microcomputers. The <span class="hlt">user</span> would simply be responding to items displayed on the video screen. To assist the <span class="hlt">user</span> in arriving at the optimum values needed for a specific graph, a paper, and pencil check list was made available to use on the trial runs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19970012640','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19970012640"><span id="translatedtitle">The Development of a PdCr Integral Weldable Strain Measurement System Based on NASA Lewis PdCr/Pt Strain Sensor for <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Elevated Temperature Strain Measurements</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Wnuk, S. P., Jr.; Wnuk, V. P.</p> <p>1997-01-01</p> <p>This report describes the development of a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> weldable strain gage employing the NASA Lewis PdCr/Pt wire strain sensor. The NASA sensors are pre-attached to Hastelloy X or Titanium alloy shims using name spray techniques developed under previous NASA programs. The weldable sensors are then pre-stabilized for 50 hours at 780 C in air. A weldable terminal and high temperature cable is then connected to the sensor and the assembly is pre-calibrated over the full test temperature range. Calibrated resistors are inserted into a bridge completion module at the cool end of the cable to condition the sensor in half or full bridge configuration. The sensor is attached to the structure using a common capacitive discharge spot welder. No additional high temperature stabilization or calibration is required. The resultant device is a pre-calibrated strain transducer which can be plugged into any common variety strain instrumentation.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20086267','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20086267"><span id="translatedtitle">Design and implementation of a secure and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> broker platform supporting the end-to-end provisioning of e-homecare services.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Van Hoecke, Sofie; Steurbaut, Kristof; Taveirne, Kristof; De Turck, Filip; Dhoedt, Bart</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>We designed a broker platform for e-homecare services using web service technology. The broker allows efficient data communication and guarantees quality requirements such as security, availability and cost-efficiency by dynamic selection of services, minimizing <span class="hlt">user</span> interactions and simplifying authentication through a single <span class="hlt">user</span> sign-on. A prototype was implemented, with several e-homecare services (alarm, telemonitoring, audio diary and video-chat). It was evaluated by patients with diabetes and multiple sclerosis. The patients found that the start-up time and overhead imposed by the platform was satisfactory. Having all e-homecare services integrated into a single application, which required only one login, resulted in a high quality of experience for the patients. PMID:20086267</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014JPhCS.502a2005O','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014JPhCS.502a2005O"><span id="translatedtitle">An automated HAXPES measurement system with <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> GUI for R4000-10 keV at BL46XU in SPring-8</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Oji, H.; Matsumoto, T.; Cui, Y.-T.; Son, J.-Y.</p> <p>2014-04-01</p> <p>We have developed a noble HAXPES measurement system, where the controls for sample manipulation and VG Scienta R4000 work together. The main part of the system is developed by spec. R4000 is controlled by sending commands from spec to the TCP server programed by LabVIEW with SESWrapper library. The command line interface of spec is wrapped by a graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface (GUI) which can be easily operated by <span class="hlt">users</span>. The sample can be aligned in the intuitive way by clicking the position to be measured on the sample image. Fine alignment can be done by scanning the sample position to maximize the count rate of photoelectrons. After setting measurement positions and conditions on the GUI, the automatic measurements through the multiple measurement positions can be performed in this system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26703645','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26703645"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Data-Sharing Practices for Fostering Collaboration within a Research Network: Roles of a Vanguard Center for a Community-Based Study.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lee, Jae Eun; Sung, Jung Hye; Barnett, M Edwina; Norris, Keith</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Although various attempts have been made to build collaborative cultures for data sharing, their effectiveness is still questionable. The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Vanguard Center (JHSVC) at the NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network (RTRN) Data Coordinating Center (DCC) may be a new concept in that the data are being shared with a research network where a plethora of scientists/researchers are working together to achieve their common goal. This study describes the current practices to share the JHS data through the mechanism of JHSVC. The JHS is the largest single-site cohort study to prospectively investigate the determinants of cardiovascular disease among African-Americans. It has adopted a formal screened access method through a formalized JHSVC mechanism, in which only a qualified scientist(s) can access the data. The role of the DCC was to help RTRN researchers explore hypothesis-driven ideas to enhance the output and impact of JHS data through customized services, such as feasibility tests, data querying, manuscript proposal development and data analyses for publication. DCC has implemented these various programs to facilitate data utility. A total of 300 investigators attended workshops and/or received training booklets. DCC provided two online and five onsite workshops and developed/distributed more than 250 copies of the booklet to help potential data <span class="hlt">users</span> understand the structure of and access to the data. Information on data use was also provided through the RTRN website. The DCC efforts led to the production of five active manuscript proposals, seven completed publications, 11 presentations and four NIH grant proposals. These outcomes resulted from activities during the first four years; over the last couple of years, there were few new requests. Our study suggested that DCC-customized services enhanced the accessibility of JHS data and their utility by RTRN researchers and helped to achieve the principal goal of JHSVC of scientific productivity. In order to achieve long-term success, the following, but not limited to these, should be addressed in the current data sharing practices: preparation of new promotional strategies in response to changes in technology and <span class="hlt">users</span>' needs, collaboration with the Network statisticians, harmonization of the JHS data with the other local-based heart datasets to meet the needs of the potential <span class="hlt">users</span> from the broader geographical areas, adoption of the RTRN comprehensive data-sharing policy to broaden the variety of research topics and implementation of an ongoing monitoring program to evaluate its success. PMID:26703645</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4730425','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4730425"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Data-Sharing Practices for Fostering Collaboration within a Research Network: Roles of a Vanguard Center for a Community-Based Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Lee, Jae Eun; Sung, Jung Hye; Barnett, M. Edwina; Norris, Keith</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Although various attempts have been made to build collaborative cultures for data sharing, their effectiveness is still questionable. The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Vanguard Center (JHSVC) at the NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network (RTRN) Data Coordinating Center (DCC) may be a new concept in that the data are being shared with a research network where a plethora of scientists/researchers are working together to achieve their common goal. This study describes the current practices to share the JHS data through the mechanism of JHSVC. The JHS is the largest single-site cohort study to prospectively investigate the determinants of cardiovascular disease among African-Americans. It has adopted a formal screened access method through a formalized JHSVC mechanism, in which only a qualified scientist(s) can access the data. The role of the DCC was to help RTRN researchers explore hypothesis-driven ideas to enhance the output and impact of JHS data through customized services, such as feasibility tests, data querying, manuscript proposal development and data analyses for publication. DCC has implemented these various programs to facilitate data utility. A total of 300 investigators attended workshops and/or received training booklets. DCC provided two online and five onsite workshops and developed/distributed more than 250 copies of the booklet to help potential data <span class="hlt">users</span> understand the structure of and access to the data. Information on data use was also provided through the RTRN website. The DCC efforts led to the production of five active manuscript proposals, seven completed publications, 11 presentations and four NIH grant proposals. These outcomes resulted from activities during the first four years; over the last couple of years, there were few new requests. Our study suggested that DCC-customized services enhanced the accessibility of JHS data and their utility by RTRN researchers and helped to achieve the principal goal of JHSVC of scientific productivity. In order to achieve long-term success, the following, but not limited to these, should be addressed in the current data sharing practices: preparation of new promotional strategies in response to changes in technology and users’ needs, collaboration with the Network statisticians, harmonization of the JHS data with the other local-based heart datasets to meet the needs of the potential <span class="hlt">users</span> from the broader geographical areas, adoption of the RTRN comprehensive data-sharing policy to broaden the variety of research topics and implementation of an ongoing monitoring program to evaluate its success. PMID:26703645</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=body+AND+language+AND+personalities&pg=3&id=ED345162','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=body+AND+language+AND+personalities&pg=3&id=ED345162"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friend</span> to <span class="hlt">Friend</span>: Helping Your <span class="hlt">Friends</span> through Problems.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Stone, J. David; Keefauver, Larry</p> <p></p> <p>This book describes the <span class="hlt">friend-to-friend</span> process, a non-professional approach for helping a <span class="hlt">friend</span> through a problem. The first chapter presents a transcript of a high school senior working through a problem. The use of three questions which address three levels of the human personality (thoughts, feelings, and actions) is described. Guidelines…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=microwave+AND+cooking&id=EJ510024','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=microwave+AND+cooking&id=EJ510024"><span id="translatedtitle">Microwave Fun: <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Recipe Cards.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Bergstrom, Tom; And Others</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>This article explains how a 12-year-old boy with profound mental retardation and autistic behaviors, living in a group home, was taught to follow number- and color-coded directions so that he could independently cook his own meals in a microwave oven. The article covers materials used, the skills taught, adaptations for classroom use, and safety…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&pg=5&id=EJ865992','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&pg=5&id=EJ865992"><span id="translatedtitle">Students' Facebook "<span class="hlt">Friends</span>": Public and Private Spheres</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>West, Anne; Lewis, Jane; Currie, Peter</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Friendship is highly significant during the university years. Facebook, widely used by students, is designed to facilitate communication with different groups of "<span class="hlt">friends</span>". This exploratory study involved interviewing a sample of student <span class="hlt">users</span> of Facebook: it focuses on the extent to which older adults, especially parents, are accepted as Facebook…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/5083993','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/5083993"><span id="translatedtitle">Monitor fluid density <span class="hlt">accurately</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Moon, J. )</p> <p>1994-02-01</p> <p>Densitometer selection depends on application, performance requirements and budget. <span class="hlt">Users</span> with a better understanding of operating principles can select the best fit for their plant. Simple equations explain accuracy and reliability functions for a vibrating-tube densitometer. <span class="hlt">User</span> guidelines detail proving or calibration techniques to eliminate false readings or miscalibration. Used as an accounting function, densitometers provide process information for product quality control, custody transfer, process control or liquid interface detection. Today, many HPI plants rely on densitometers to <span class="hlt">accurately</span> monitor liquid density. Often, these density measurements are combined with flow data to calculate mass flowrates. This paper describes types of densitometers, vibration theory, vibrating-tube densitometer, signal processing, installation, and densitometer validation.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22351559','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22351559"><span id="translatedtitle">Introducing GAMER: A fast and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> method for ray-tracing galaxies using procedural noise</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Groeneboom, N. E.; Dahle, H.</p> <p>2014-03-10</p> <p>We developed a novel approach for fast and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> ray-tracing of galaxies using procedural noise fields. Our method allows for efficient and realistic rendering of synthetic galaxy morphologies, where individual components such as the bulge, disk, stars, and dust can be synthesized in different wavelengths. These components follow empirically motivated overall intensity profiles but contain an additional procedural noise component that gives rise to complex natural patterns that mimic interstellar dust and star-forming regions. These patterns produce more realistic-looking galaxy images than using analytical expressions alone. The method is fully parallelized and creates <span class="hlt">accurate</span> high- and low- resolution images that can be used, for example, in codes simulating strong and weak gravitational lensing. In addition to having a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface, the C++ software package GAMER is easy to implement into an existing code.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1028570','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1028570"><span id="translatedtitle">Cyber <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Fire</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Greitzer, Frank L.; Carroll, Thomas E.; Roberts, Adam D.</p> <p>2011-09-01</p> <p>Cyber <span class="hlt">friendly</span> fire (FF) is a new concept that has been brought to the attention of Department of Defense (DoD) stakeholders through two workshops that were planned and conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and research conducted for AFRL by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. With this previous work in mind, we offer a definition of cyber FF as intentional offensive or defensive cyber/electronic actions intended to protect cyber systems against enemy forces or to attack enemy cyber systems, which unintentionally harms the mission effectiveness of <span class="hlt">friendly</span> or neutral forces. Just as with combat <span class="hlt">friendly</span> fire, a fundamental need in avoiding cyber FF is to maintain situation awareness (SA). We suggest that cyber SA concerns knowledge of a system's topology (connectedness and relationships of the nodes in a system), and critical knowledge elements such as the characteristics and vulnerabilities of the components that comprise the system (and that populate the nodes), the nature of the activities or work performed, and the available defensive (and offensive) countermeasures that may be applied to thwart network attacks. A training implication is to raise awareness and understanding of these critical knowledge units; an approach to decision aids and/or visualizations is to focus on supporting these critical knowledge units. To study cyber FF, we developed an unclassified security test range comprising a combination of virtual and physical devices that present a closed network for testing, simulation, and evaluation. This network offers services found on a production network without the associated costs of a real production network. Containing enough detail to appear realistic, this virtual and physical environment can be customized to represent different configurations. For our purposes, the test range was configured to appear as an Internet-connected Managed Service Provider (MSP) offering specialized web applications to the general public. The network is essentially divided into a production component that hosts the web and network services, and a <span class="hlt">user</span> component that hosts thirty employee workstations and other end devices. The organization's network is separated from the Internet by a Cisco ASA network security device that both firewalls and detects intrusions. Business sensitive information is stored in various servers. This includes data comprising thousands of internal documents, such as finance and technical designs, email messages for the organization's employees including the CEO, CFO, and CIO, the organization's source code, and Personally Identifiable client data. Release of any of this information to unauthorized parties would have a significant, detrimental impact on the organization's reputation, which would harm earnings. The valuable information stored in these servers pose obvious points of interest for an adversary. We constructed several scenarios around this environment to support studies in cyber SA and cyber FF that may be run in the test range. We describe mitigation strategies to combat cyber FF including both training concepts and suggestions for decision aids and visualization approaches. Finally, we discuss possible future research directions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&pg=5&id=EJ595721','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&pg=5&id=EJ595721"><span id="translatedtitle">Children's Evaluations of Classroom <span class="hlt">Friend</span> and Classroom Best <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Relationships.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Meurling, Carl-Johan Nils; Ray, Glen E.; LoBello, Steven G.</p> <p>1999-01-01</p> <p>Examined second-, third-, fifth-, and sixth graders' evaluations of a classroom <span class="hlt">friend</span> and a classroom best-<span class="hlt">friend</span> relationship. Found that children rated a classroom best <span class="hlt">friend</span> higher than a classroom <span class="hlt">friend</span> on caring, help/guidance, companionship, intimacy, conflict resolution, and exclusivity. Older children distinguished more between <span class="hlt">friends</span>…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.onguardonline.gov/media/game-0003-friend-finder','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="https://www.onguardonline.gov/media/game-0003-friend-finder"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friend</span> Finder (Game)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... página en español Video and Media <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Finder (Game) Email Embed Grab this Game <Embed>: <object width='640' height='480'><param name=' ... <span class="hlt">friends</span> online. Tags: kids , privacy , social networking socialnetworking_game_source.zip Avoid Scams Secure Your Computer Protect ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Human+AND+Wildlife&pg=3&id=EJ520511','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Human+AND+Wildlife&pg=3&id=EJ520511"><span id="translatedtitle">Knowing Your <span class="hlt">Friends</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Quinn, Michael S.</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>To be "re-wildered" is to regard animals and plants as our <span class="hlt">friends</span> and recognize the vital role of nature and wildlife in human learning and development. The role of outdoor educators should be to introduce children to their nature <span class="hlt">friends</span>, to teach children to become naturalists, and to encourage children to develop a lifelong relationship with…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Seth&pg=7&id=EJ866136','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Seth&pg=7&id=EJ866136"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Discovery Camp</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Seymour, Seth</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>This article features <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Discovery Camp, a program that allows children with and without autism spectrum disorder to learn and play together. In <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Discovery Camp, campers take part in sensory-rich experiences, ranging from hands-on activities and performing arts to science experiments and stories teaching social skills. Now in its 7th…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21544204M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21544204M"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Weather Forecasting for Radio Astronomy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Maddalena, Ronald J.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>The NRAO Green Bank Telescope routinely observes at wavelengths from 3 mm to 1 m. As with all mm-wave telescopes, observing conditions depend upon the variable atmospheric water content. The site provides over 100 days/yr when opacities are low enough for good observing at 3 mm, but winds on the open-air structure reduce the time suitable for 3-mm observing where pointing is critical. Thus, to maximum productivity the observing wavelength needs to match weather conditions. For 6 years the telescope has used a dynamic scheduling system (recently upgraded; www.gb.nrao.edu/DSS) that requires <span class="hlt">accurate</span> multi-day forecasts for winds and opacities. Since opacity forecasts are not provided by the National Weather Services (NWS), I have developed an automated system that takes available forecasts, derives forecasted opacities, and deploys the results on the web in <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> graphical overviews (www.gb.nrao.edu/ rmaddale/Weather). The system relies on the "North American Mesoscale" models, which are updated by the NWS every 6 hrs, have a 12 km horizontal resolution, 1 hr temporal resolution, run to 84 hrs, and have 60 vertical layers that extend to 20 km. Each forecast consists of a time series of ground conditions, cloud coverage, etc, and, most importantly, temperature, pressure, humidity as a function of height. I use the Liebe's MWP model (Radio Science, 20, 1069, 1985) to determine the absorption in each layer for each hour for 30 observing wavelengths. Radiative transfer provides, for each hour and wavelength, the total opacity and the radio brightness of the atmosphere, which contributes substantially at some wavelengths to Tsys and the observational noise. Comparisons of measured and forecasted Tsys at 22.2 and 44 GHz imply that the forecasted opacities are good to about 0.01 Nepers, which is sufficient for forecasting and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> calibration. Reliability is high out to 2 days and degrades slowly for longer-range forecasts.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_6");'>6</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li class="active"><span>8</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_8 --> <div id="page_9" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li class="active"><span>9</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="161"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987wipo.confQ....W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987wipo.confQ....W"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> rotor loads prediction using the FLAP (Force and Loads Analysis Program) dynamics code</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wright, A. D.; Thresher, R. W.</p> <p>1987-10-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Accurately</span> predicting wind turbine blade loads and response is very important in predicting the fatigue life of wind turbines. There is a clear need in the wind turbine community for validated and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> structural dynamics codes for predicting blade loads and response. At the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), a Force and Loads Analysis Program (FLAP) has been refined and validated and is ready for general use. Currently, FLAP is operational on an IBM-PC compatible computer and can be used to analyze both rigid- and teetering-hub configurations. The results of this paper show that FLAP can be used to <span class="hlt">accurately</span> predict the deterministic loads for rigid-hub rotors. This paper compares analytical predictions to field test measurements for a three-bladed, upwind turbine with a rigid-hub configuration. The deterministic loads predicted by FLAP are compared with 10-min azimuth averages of blade root flapwise bending moments for different wind speeds.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4248569','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4248569"><span id="translatedtitle">The Diffraction Pattern Calculator (DPC) toolkit: a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> approach to unit-cell lattice parameter identification of two-dimensional grazing-incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering data</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Hailey, Anna K.; Hiszpanski, Anna M.; Smilgies, Detlef-M.; Loo, Yueh-Lin</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>The DPC toolkit is a simple-to-use computational tool that helps <span class="hlt">users</span> identify the unit-cell lattice parameters of a crystal structure that are consistent with a set of two-dimensional grazing-incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering data. The input data requirements are minimal and easy to assemble from data sets collected with any position-sensitive detector, and the <span class="hlt">user</span> is required to make as few initial assumptions about the crystal structure as possible. By selecting manual or automatic modes of operation, the <span class="hlt">user</span> can either visually match the positions of the experimental and calculated reflections by individually tuning the unit-cell parameters or have the program perform this process for them. Examples that demonstrate the utility of this program include determining the lattice parameters of a polymorph of a fluorinated contorted hexabenzocoronene in a blind test and refining the lattice parameters of the thin-film phase of 5,11-bis(triethylsilylethynyl)anthradithiophene with the unit-cell dimensions of its bulk crystal structure being the initial inputs. PMID:25484845</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=after+AND+you&pg=6&id=EJ987254','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=after+AND+you&pg=6&id=EJ987254"><span id="translatedtitle">Recommend to a <span class="hlt">Friend</span>?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cunningham, Jennifer Lynham</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>New York's Cornell University spends millions of dollars and thousands of staff and volunteer hours to produce more than 1,400 events around the world each year. That's one event every six hours. Is it worth it? Do the 40,000 alumni, parents, and <span class="hlt">friends</span> who attend feel closer to Cornell after these events? Do they disengage because Cornell didn't…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Clothes&pg=5&id=EJ693827','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Clothes&pg=5&id=EJ693827"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">Friend</span> for Kenny</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Carlson, Beth</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>When I first met Kenny, he was a bright, enthusiastic second grader with a charming smile, quick wit, and artistic bent. Over the course of the next two years, however, nearly everything changed. Homework wasn't turned in. Grades declined. Kenny became argumentative with adults and isolated from classmates he once considered <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Even his…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PhyW...26c..20W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PhyW...26c..20W"><span id="translatedtitle">Making <span class="hlt">friends</span> versus networking</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Williams, Heather</p> <p>2013-03-01</p> <p>Marc Kuchner's article on the importance to one's career of making <span class="hlt">friends</span>, rather than merely "networking" (February pp44–45) said more about a rather strange form of networking – based on collecting signatures from strangers at a conference – than it did about how best to develop professional relationships.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&pg=7&id=EJ975405','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&pg=7&id=EJ975405"><span id="translatedtitle">Mathematical <span class="hlt">Friends</span> and Relations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Tomalin, Jo</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>The Institute of Mathematical pedagogy meets annually--the theme for 2010 was: "Mathematical <span class="hlt">Friends</span> & Relations: Recognising Structural Relationships". Here one participant documents her reflections on the experience of working with a group of mathematics educators at the Institute. The challenges, the responses--both the predictable and the…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=nonverbal+AND+communication&pg=2&id=EJ888825','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=nonverbal+AND+communication&pg=2&id=EJ888825"><span id="translatedtitle">Nonverbal Communication in "<span class="hlt">Friends</span>"</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Chang, Yanrong</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>This activity uses video clips from a popular sitcom, "<span class="hlt">Friends</span>," to help students grasp the relational, rule-governed, and culture-specific nature of nonverbal communication. It opens students' eyes to nonverbal behaviors that are happening on a daily basis so that they not only master the knowledge but are able to apply it. While other popular…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19960015565','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19960015565"><span id="translatedtitle">TIA Software <span class="hlt">User</span>'s Manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Cramer, K. Elliott; Syed, Hazari I.</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>This <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual describes the installation and operation of TIA, the Thermal-Imaging acquisition and processing Application, developed by the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. TIA is a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> graphical interface application for the Macintosh 2 and higher series computers. The software has been developed to interface with the Perceptics/Westinghouse Pixelpipe(TM) and PixelStore(TM) NuBus cards and the GW Instruments MacADIOS(TM) input-output (I/O) card for the Macintosh for imaging thermal data. The software is also capable of performing generic image-processing functions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/fall06/articles/fall06insidecover.html','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/fall06/articles/fall06insidecover.html"><span id="translatedtitle">Letter from the <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Chairman</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... Harkin of Iowa (left) and FNLM Chairman Paul Rogers converse at a recent <span class="hlt">Friends</span> function at the ... us at the address below. Sincerely, Paul G. Rogers Chairman <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the National Library of Medicine ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993nasa.reptS....P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1993nasa.reptS....P"><span id="translatedtitle">Robot-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> connector</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Parma, George F.; Vandeberghe, Mark H.; Ruiz, Steve C.</p> <p>1993-03-01</p> <p>Robot <span class="hlt">friendly</span> connectors, which, in one aspect, are truss joints with two parts, a receptacle and a joint, are presented. The joints have a head which is loosely inserted into the receptacle and is then tightened and aligned. In one aspect, the head is a rounded hammerhead which initially is enclosed in the receptacle with sloppy fit provided by the shape, size, and configuration of surfaces on the head and on the receptacle.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/229373','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/229373"><span id="translatedtitle">Environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> polysilane photoresists</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Beach, J.V.; Loy, D.A.; Hsiao, Yu-Ling; Waymouth, R.M.</p> <p>1995-12-31</p> <p>Several novel polysilanes synthesized by the free-radical hydrosilation of oligomeric polyphenylsilane or poly(p-tert- butylphenylsilane) were examined for lithographic behavior. This recently developed route into substituted polysilanes has allowed for the rational design of a variety of polysilanes with a typical chemical properties such as alcohol and aqueous base solubility. Many of the polysilane resists made could be developed in aqueous sodium carbonate and bicarbonate solutions. These materials represent environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> polysilane resists in both their synthesis and processing.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26776735','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26776735"><span id="translatedtitle">Chimpanzees Trust Their <span class="hlt">Friends</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Engelmann, Jan M; Herrmann, Esther</p> <p>2016-01-25</p> <p>The identification and recruitment of trustworthy partners represents an important adaptive challenge for any species that relies heavily on cooperation [1, 2]. From an evolutionary perspective, trust is difficult to account for as it involves, by definition, a risk of non-reciprocation and defection by cheaters [3, 4]. One solution for this problem is to form close emotional bonds, i.e., friendships, which enable trust even in contexts where cheating would be profitable [5]. Little is known about the evolutionary origins of the human tendency to form close social bonds to overcome the trust problem. Studying chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), one of our closest living relatives, is one way of identifying these origins. While a growing body of research indicates that at least some of the properties of close human relationships find parallels in the social bonds of chimpanzees [6-10] and that chimpanzees extend favors preferentially toward selected individuals [11-14], it is unclear whether such interactions are based on trust. To fill this gap in knowledge, we observed the social interactions of a group of chimpanzees and established dyadic friendship relations. We then presented chimpanzees with a modified, non-verbal version of the human trust game and found that chimpanzees trust their <span class="hlt">friends</span> significantly more frequently than their non-<span class="hlt">friends</span>. These results suggest that trust within closely bonded dyads is not unique to humans but rather has its evolutionary roots in the social relationships of our closest primate relatives. PMID:26776735</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25668438','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25668438"><span id="translatedtitle">Patient information leaflets: <span class="hlt">friend</span> or foe?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Pines, A</p> <p>2015-10-01</p> <p>Every registered medication has an information insert in its package. This patient leaflet provides information on the product, which includes clinical pharmacology, recommended dose, mode of administration, how supplied, and a large section contains warnings and contraindications, adverse reactions, and precautions. Most of the prescribers do not read the patient information leaflets and do not discuss it with the <span class="hlt">users</span>, whereas some patients do read it thoroughly. This may create worries and uncertainties resulting in reduced compliance to treatment. With easy access of patients to information on drugs that they use, mainly through the electronic media, it is very important that the text and contents of these patient leaflets are simple to understand and readable. Although information from official health agencies is superior to net-based sources, the patient information leaflets should be improved and become more <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> and less frightening. PMID:25668438</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1123254','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1123254"><span id="translatedtitle">Pedestrian <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Outdoor Lighting</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Miller, Naomi J.; Koltai, Rita; McGowan, Terry</p> <p>2013-12-31</p> <p>This GATEWAY report discusses the problems of pedestrian lighting that occur with all technologies with a focus on the unique optical options and opportunities offered by LEDs through the findings from two pedestrian-focused projects, one at Stanford University in California, and one at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York. Incorporating <span class="hlt">user</span> feedback this report reviews the tradeoffs that must be weighed among visual comfort, color, visibility, efficacy and other factors to stimulate discussion among specifiers, <span class="hlt">users</span>, energy specialists, and in industry in hopes that new approaches, metrics, and standards can be developed to support pedestrian-focused communities, while reducing energy use.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015SPIE.9681E..0XN','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015SPIE.9681E..0XN"><span id="translatedtitle">Fast, <span class="hlt">accurate</span>, robust and Open Source Brain Extraction Tool (OSBET)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Namias, R.; Donnelly Kehoe, P.; D'Amato, J. P.; Nagel, J.</p> <p>2015-12-01</p> <p>The removal of non-brain regions in neuroimaging is a critical task to perform a favorable preprocessing. The skull-stripping depends on different factors including the noise level in the image, the anatomy of the subject being scanned and the acquisition sequence. For these and other reasons, an ideal brain extraction method should be fast, <span class="hlt">accurate</span>, <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span>, open-source and knowledge based (to allow for the interaction with the algorithm in case the expected outcome is not being obtained), producing stable results and making it possible to automate the process for large datasets. There are already a large number of validated tools to perform this task but none of them meets the desired characteristics. In this paper we introduced an open source brain extraction tool (OSBET), composed of four steps using simple well-known operations such as: optimal thresholding, binary morphology, labeling and geometrical analysis that aims to assemble all the desired features. We present an experiment comparing OSBET with other six state-of-the-art techniques against a publicly available dataset consisting of 40 T1-weighted 3D scans and their corresponding manually segmented images. OSBET gave both: a short duration with an excellent accuracy, getting the best Dice Coefficient metric. Further validation should be performed, for instance, in unhealthy population, to generalize its usage for clinical purposes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/696987','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/696987"><span id="translatedtitle">Environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> VCI systems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Chang, Y.C.</p> <p>1999-11-01</p> <p>Volatile corrosion inhibiting (VCI) products made from paper are gaining popularity largely on account of the effectiveness and recyclability of such products. This paper focuses on environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> VCI coated paper that is made from VCI chemicals time-release binder, and recycled paper. The product itself is recyclable. In addition to the use of recycled paper the paper is made in neutral pH. This feature further enhances the VCI effectiveness. The finished product has demonstrated corrosion inhibiting properties for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The unique construction of the VCI coating confines the chemicals to the metal part providing a durable substrate suitable for most applications. The method of constructions unique and will be described in this paper.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009svc..book...19F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009svc..book...19F"><span id="translatedtitle">Advanced Environment <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Nanotechnologies</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Figovsky, O.; Beilin, D.; Blank, N.</p> <p></p> <p>The economic, security, military and environmental implications of molecular manufacturing are extreme. Unfortunately, conflicting definitions of nanotechnology and blurry distinctions between significantly different fields have complicated the effort to understand those differences and to develop sensible, effective policy for each. The risks of today's nanoscale technologies cannot be treated the same as the risks of longer-term molecular manufacturing. It is a mistake to put them together in one basket for policy consideration — each is important to address, but they offer different problems and will require far different solutions. As used today, the term nanotechnology usually refers to a broad collection of mostly disconnected fields. Essentially, anything sufficiently small and interesting can be called nanotechnology. Much of it is harmless. For the rest, much of the harm is of familiar and limited quality. Molecular manufacturing, by contrast, will bring unfamiliar risks and new classes of problems. The advanced environment <span class="hlt">friendly</span> nanotechnologies elaborated by Israel Company Polymate Ltd. — International Research Center are illustrated.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004EOSTr..85..372.','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004EOSTr..85..372."><span id="translatedtitle">Supporting Members and <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>2004-09-01</p> <p>Thank you! Over the past 20 months AGU has received a record 22,159 gifts, both large and small, from members and <span class="hlt">friends</span>. The Union has also received corporate contributions, National Science Foundation grants, and support from four federal agencies (NASA, NOAA, EPA, and USGS). Together their generosity has benefited AGU non-revenue producing programs that are critical to our science and the future health of the Union. The following list gratefully acknowledges annual gifts of $100 or more and cumulative giving of $5000 or more. The 1919 Society ($100,000+) and Benefactors ($5,000-$99,999) recognize single major and cumulative contributions. Three circles acknowledge annual giving: President's Circle ($1,000 or more), Leadership Circle ($250-$999), and Supporters Circle ($100-$249). Supporting Life Members, who contribute a one-time gift of $1,200 in addition to lifetime dues, are recognized as our most loyal Supporters.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26735800','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26735800"><span id="translatedtitle">Caffeine: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> or Foe?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Doepker, Candace; Lieberman, Harris R; Smith, Andrew Paul; Peck, Jennifer D; El-Sohemy, Ahmed; Welsh, Brian T</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>The debate on the safety of and regulatory approaches for caffeine continues among various stakeholders and regulatory authorities. This decision-making process comes with significant challenges, particularly when considering the complexities of the available scientific data, making the formulation of clear science-based regulatory guidance more difficult. To allow for discussions of a number of key issues, the North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) convened a panel of subject matter experts for a caffeine-focused session entitled "Caffeine: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> or Foe?," which was held during the 2015 ILSI Annual Meeting. The panelists' expertise covered topics ranging from the natural occurrence of caffeine in plants and interindividual metabolism of caffeine in humans to specific behavioral, reproductive, and cardiovascular effects related to caffeine consumption. Each presentation highlighted the potential risks, benefits, and challenges that inform whether caffeine exposure warrants concern. This paper aims to summarize the key topics discussed during the session. PMID:26735800</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ARISTOTLE&pg=7&id=EJ815813','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ARISTOTLE&pg=7&id=EJ815813"><span id="translatedtitle">Understanding Friendship between Critical <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Gibbs, Paul; Angelides, Panayiotis</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>This conceptual article discusses the issue of friendship implied by the term "critical <span class="hlt">friends</span>". Our argument relates to the generalized use of the term "friendship" and the assumptions that it may carry compared with the actuality of the roles played by critical <span class="hlt">friends</span>. We attempt to build a more precise definition of friendship which we…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_7");'>7</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li class="active"><span>9</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_9 --> <div id="page_10" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li class="active"><span>10</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="181"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Aristotle&pg=7&id=EJ815813','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Aristotle&pg=7&id=EJ815813"><span id="translatedtitle">Understanding Friendship between Critical <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Gibbs, Paul; Angelides, Panayiotis</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>This conceptual article discusses the issue of friendship implied by the term "critical <span class="hlt">friends</span>". Our argument relates to the generalized use of the term "friendship" and the assumptions that it may carry compared with the actuality of the roles played by critical <span class="hlt">friends</span>. We attempt to build a more precise definition of friendship which we…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=restriction+AND+enzymes&pg=2&id=EJ417223','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=restriction+AND+enzymes&pg=2&id=EJ417223"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Method for Teaching Restriction Enzyme Mapping.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Ehrman, Patrick</p> <p>1990-01-01</p> <p>Presented is a teaching progression that enhances learning through low-cost, manipulative transparencies. Discussed is instruction about restriction enzymes, plasmids, cutting plasmids, plasmid maps, recording data, and mapping restriction sites. Mapping wheels for student use is included. (CW)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=200884&keyword=Aerospace&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=55660931&CFTOKEN=55106406','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=200884&keyword=Aerospace&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=55660931&CFTOKEN=55106406"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">USER-FRIENDLY</span> SOLAR OVENS FOR OUTDOOR AND INDOOR USE</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><div style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">A brief review of proposed work</i></div> <div style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none">This project was proposed t...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=thermodynamics+AND+database&id=EJ421973','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=thermodynamics+AND+database&id=EJ421973"><span id="translatedtitle">A "<span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span>" Program for Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Da Silva, Francisco A.; And Others</p> <p>1991-01-01</p> <p>Described is a computer software package suitable for teaching and research in the area of multicomponent vapor-liquid equilibrium. This program, which has a complete database, can accomplish phase-equilibrium calculations using various models and graph the results. (KR)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=61487&keyword=Karst&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57923557&CFTOKEN=13336167','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=61487&keyword=Karst&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57923557&CFTOKEN=13336167"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">USER</span> <span class="hlt">FRIENDLY</span> MODELS FOR EVALUATING HYDROGEOLOGIC BARRIERS TO VIRUSES</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Impending regulations in U.S. EPA's forthcoming Ground Water Rule (Federal Register, 2000) will require public water systems (PWS) to more closely monitor their groundwater systems for contamination by pathogens. As part of this process, State resource managers will assess the se...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011CG.....37..775L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011CG.....37..775L"><span id="translatedtitle">Tougher: A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> graphical interface for TOUGHREACT</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Li, You; Niewiadomski, Marcin; Trujillo, Edward; Sunkavalli, Surya Prakash</p> <p>2011-06-01</p> <p>TOUGHREACT is a powerful simulator for multiphase fluid, heat, and chemical transport, but has a steep learning curve and the creation of the input files is time intensive, particularly for heterogeneous and complex geometries such as those in mining rock pile formations. TOUGHER is an application developed by the acid rock drainage research group of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah in order to develop TOUGHREACT models rapidly for two-dimensional problems and to be able to visualize the simulation results in an intuitive way. It also reduces errors when creating complex layered 2D models and makes debugging easier. The software is currently limited to 2D rectangular grids with constant spatial sizes. The application is written in C++ and can be used on any computer with a Windows or Linux operating system. This paper will describe the overall structure of the application and give some examples of how it interfaces with the TOUGHREACT program. In particular, it will be shown how the application can generate a grid system for a rock pile containing several distinct geological layers, how the properties of each layer are set, and how the input sections (ELEM and CONNE) for TOUGHREACT are generated automatically. In addition, visualizing the flow and chemical output files generated by TOUGHREACT for a particular rock pile will be demonstrated. This includes transient vector as well as transient scalar data. At the end of the paper, two case studies, one with a simplified geometry and another with more complex layered rock geometry, will be presented.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25000061','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25000061"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> IT Services for Monitoring and Prevention during Pregnancy.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Cri?an-Vida, Mihaela; Serban, Alexandru; Ghihor-Izdr?il?, Ioana; Mirea, Adrian; Stoicu-Tivadar, Lacramioara</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>A healthy lifestyle for a mother and monitoring both mother and fetus activities are crucial factors for a normal pregnancy without hazardous conditions. This paper proposes a cloud computing solution and a mobile application which collect data from the sensors to be used in Obstetrics-Gynecology Department. This application monitors the dietary plan of the pregnant and gives her the possibility to socialize and share pregnancy experience with the rest of women from the social network from the hospital. The physicians can access the information's of the patient in real time and they can alert mothers in some situations. Using this cloud computing device, the health condition of the pregnant women may be improved. PMID:25000061</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED461129.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED461129.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">Writing <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Documents: A Handbook for FAA Drafters.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Plain English Network.</p> <p></p> <p>Studies show that clearly written documents improve compliance and decrease litigation. Writing that considers the readers' need for clear communication will improve the relationship between the government and the public it serves. This handbook contends that the most important goals are to engage the reader, write clearly, and write in a visually…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930023135','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930023135"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> database for Neptune planetary radio astronomy observations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Evans, David R.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Planetary Radio Astronomy (PRA) data from the Voyager Neptune encounter were cleaned and reformatted in a variety of formats. Most of these formats are new and have been specifically designed to provide easy access and use of the data without the need to understand esoteric characteristics of the PRA instrument or the Voyager spacecraft. Several data sets were submitted to the Planetary Data System (PDS) and have either appeared already on peer reviewed CDROM's or are in the process of being reviewed for inclusion in forthcoming CD-ROM's. Many of the data sets are also available online electronically through computer networks; it is anticipated that as time permits, the PDS will make all the data sets that were a part of this contract available both online and on CD-ROM's.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=image+AND+searching&pg=6&id=EJ797511','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=image+AND+searching&pg=6&id=EJ797511"><span id="translatedtitle">10 Web Tools to Create <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Sites</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Pretlow, Cassi</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>Surprisingly, many tools exist on the web that can help sites become more inviting and easier to use. By now, many are probably familiar with the free tools offered by Flickr, del.icio.us, or YouTube for embedding images, tags, and videos on webpages. This article presents a comprehensive list of some perhaps lesser-known but equally useful tools…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Heuristic&pg=2&id=EJ954439','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Heuristic&pg=2&id=EJ954439"><span id="translatedtitle">Web-Based Family Life Education: Spotlight on <span class="hlt">User</span> Experience</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Doty, Jennifer; Doty, Matthew; Dwrokin, Jodi</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Family Life Education (FLE) websites can benefit from the field of <span class="hlt">user</span> experience, which makes technology easy to use. A heuristic evaluation of five FLE sites was performed using Neilson's heuristics, guidelines for making sites <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span>. Greater site complexity resulted in more potential <span class="hlt">user</span> problems. Sites most frequently had problems…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=subject+AND+gateway&pg=6&id=ED319384','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=subject+AND+gateway&pg=6&id=ED319384"><span id="translatedtitle">Microcomputer-Based <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface for Library Online Catalogue.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cheng, Chin-Chuan</p> <p></p> <p>A microcomputer-based <span class="hlt">user</span> interface was developed and programmed for the library computer systems at the University of Illinois. Designed to provide <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> access to the two components of the online catalog on the library's IBM 3081 mainframe computer, the interface program resides on the IBM PC and queries the <span class="hlt">user</span> in natural written…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4489292','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4489292"><span id="translatedtitle">SIFTER search: a web server for <span class="hlt">accurate</span> phylogeny-based protein function prediction</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Sahraeian, Sayed M.; Luo, Kevin R.; Brenner, Steven E.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>We are awash in proteins discovered through high-throughput sequencing projects. As only a minuscule fraction of these have been experimentally characterized, computational methods are widely used for automated annotation. Here, we introduce a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> web interface for <span class="hlt">accurate</span> protein function prediction using the SIFTER algorithm. SIFTER is a state-of-the-art sequence-based gene molecular function prediction algorithm that uses a statistical model of function evolution to incorporate annotations throughout the phylogenetic tree. Due to the resources needed by the SIFTER algorithm, running SIFTER locally is not trivial for most <span class="hlt">users</span>, especially for large-scale problems. The SIFTER web server thus provides access to precomputed predictions on 16 863 537 proteins from 232 403 species. <span class="hlt">Users</span> can explore SIFTER predictions with queries for proteins, species, functions, and homologs of sequences not in the precomputed prediction set. The SIFTER web server is accessible at http://sifter.berkeley.edu/ and the source code can be downloaded. PMID:25979264</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015JASMS.tmp..155N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015JASMS.tmp..155N"><span id="translatedtitle">CycloBranch: De Novo Sequencing of Nonribosomal Peptides from <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Product Ion Mass Spectra</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Novák, Jiří; Lemr, Karel; Schug, Kevin A.; Havlíček, Vladimír</p> <p>2015-07-01</p> <p>Nonribosomal peptides have a wide range of biological and medical applications. Their identification by tandem mass spectrometry remains a challenging task. A new open-source de novo peptide identification engine CycloBranch was developed and successfully applied in identification or detailed characterization of 11 linear, cyclic, branched, and branch-cyclic peptides. CycloBranch is based on annotated building block databases the size of which is defined by the <span class="hlt">user</span> according to ribosomal or nonribosomal peptide origin. The current number of involved nonisobaric and isobaric building blocks is 287 and 521, respectively. Contrary to all other peptide sequencing tools utilizing either peptide libraries or peptide fragment libraries, CycloBranch represents a true de novo sequencing engine developed for <span class="hlt">accurate</span> mass spectrometric data. It is a stand-alone and cross-platform application with a graphical and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interface; it supports mzML, mzXML, mgf, txt, and baf file formats and can be run in parallel on multiple threads. It can be downloaded for free from http://ms.biomed.cas.cz/cyclobranch/, where the <span class="hlt">User</span>'s manual and video tutorials can be found.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25801347','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25801347"><span id="translatedtitle">Cannabinoids: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> or foe?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Le Foll, B; Tyndale, R F</p> <p>2015-06-01</p> <p>This issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics focuses on cannabinoids. Our understanding of these interesting endogenous and synthetic compounds, and their role in the cannabinoid system, has evolved dramatically, in part because of the acquisition of new research tools. Cannabis has been used for centuries by humans for recreational and medicinal purposes, however, there is substantial evidence that cannabis use can expose people to varying complications (e.g., risk of addiction, cognitive impairment), thus, it is important to determine the benefit/risk of cannabis with precision and to implement policy measures based on evidence to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm. Novel cannabinoid drugs are emerging for medicinal use (e.g., dronabinol, nabiximols) and as illicit drugs (e.g., Spice, K2) perpetuating the perception that cannabinoid drugs can be a <span class="hlt">friend</span> or foe. This special issue will cover these various aspects of cannabinoid pharmacology and therapeutics ranging from basic chemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical trial results, to policy and education efforts in this area. PMID:25801347</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=parks+AND+recreation&pg=7&id=EJ081140','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=parks+AND+recreation&pg=7&id=EJ081140"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> of Recreation and Parks...</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Caverly, Joseph</p> <p>1973-01-01</p> <p>To acquire additional funding, San Francisco's Department of Recreation and Parks has organized the <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of Recreation and Parks'' to obtain wide backing from individuals, organizations and businesses, and to coordinate the community's interests. (JA)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21745427','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21745427"><span id="translatedtitle">Conceptualizing age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> communities.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Menec, Verena H; Means, Robin; Keating, Norah; Parkhurst, Graham; Eales, Jacquie</p> <p>2011-09-01</p> <p>On the political and policy front, interest has increased in making communities more "age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span>", an ongoing trend since the World Health Organization launched its global Age-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Cities project. We conceptualize age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> communities by building on the WHO framework and applying an ecological perspective. We thereby aim to make explicit key assumptions of the interplay between the person and the environment to advance research or policy decisions in this area. Ecological premises (e.g., there must be a fit between the older adult and environmental conditions) suggest the need for a holistic and interdisciplinary research approach. Such an approach is needed because age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> domains (the physical environment, housing, the social environment, opportunities for participation, informal and formal community supports and health services, transportation, communication, and information) cannot be treated in isolation from intrapersonal factors, such as age, gender, income, and functional status, and other levels of influence, including the policy environment. PMID:21745427</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16833071','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16833071"><span id="translatedtitle">The patient-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> practice.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Dooley, Sharon Kay</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>In today's medical marketplace, patients see themselves as consumers of healthcare with certain customer-service expectations. The medical practice that is indifferent or resistant to these changes is at risk. Having a good understanding of patient-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> changes can help a practice survive in a changing environment. A patient-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> office will continue to meet the needs of the patient by adopting this new practice style. PMID:16833071</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=psychiatry+AND+science&pg=7&id=EJ163043','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=psychiatry+AND+science&pg=7&id=EJ163043"><span id="translatedtitle">How <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> is Psychiatry?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Greenburg, Joel</p> <p>1977-01-01</p> <p>The problems that plague psychiatry; such as poor diagnoses, inappropriate treatment, and outdated resources are detailed. A new, more <span class="hlt">accurate</span>, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM III) to be adopted in 1978 may alleviate many improper diagnoses and treatments. (BT)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ad+AND+hoc&pg=5&id=EJ926762','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ad+AND+hoc&pg=5&id=EJ926762"><span id="translatedtitle">Grading More <span class="hlt">Accurately</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Rom, Mark Carl</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Grades matter. College grading systems, however, are often ad hoc and prone to mistakes. This essay focuses on one factor that contributes to high-quality grading systems: grading accuracy (or "efficiency"). I proceed in several steps. First, I discuss the elements of "efficient" (i.e., <span class="hlt">accurate</span>) grading. Next, I present analytical results…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_8");'>8</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li class="active"><span>10</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_10 --> <div id="page_11" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li class="active"><span>11</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="201"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4640668','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4640668"><span id="translatedtitle">Food Composition Database Format and Structure: A <span class="hlt">User</span> Focused Approach</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Clancy, Annabel K.; Woods, Kaitlyn; McMahon, Anne; Probst, Yasmine</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>This study aimed to investigate the needs of Australian food composition database user’s regarding database format and relate this to the format of databases available globally. Three semi structured synchronous online focus groups (M = 3, F = 11) and n = 6 female key informant interviews were recorded. Beliefs surrounding the use, training, understanding, benefits and limitations of food composition data and databases were explored. Verbatim transcriptions underwent preliminary coding followed by thematic analysis with NVivo qualitative analysis software to extract the final themes. Schematic analysis was applied to the final themes related to database format. Desktop analysis also examined the format of six key globally available databases. 24 dominant themes were established, of which five related to format; database use, food classification, framework, accessibility and availability, and data derivation. Desktop analysis revealed that food classification systems varied considerably between databases. Microsoft Excel was a common file format used in all databases, and available software varied between countries. User’s also recognised that food composition databases format should ideally be designed specifically for the intended use, have a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> food classification system, incorporate <span class="hlt">accurate</span> data with clear explanation of data derivation and feature <span class="hlt">user</span> input. However, such databases are limited by data availability and resources. Further exploration of data sharing options should be considered. Furthermore, user’s understanding of food composition data and databases limitations is inherent to the correct application of non-specific databases. Therefore, further exploration of <span class="hlt">user</span> FCDB training should also be considered. PMID:26554836</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19970009636','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19970009636"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Finite Difference Algorithms</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Goodrich, John W.</p> <p>1996-01-01</p> <p>Two families of finite difference algorithms for computational aeroacoustics are presented and compared. All of the algorithms are single step explicit methods, they have the same order of accuracy in both space and time, with examples up to eleventh order, and they have multidimensional extensions. One of the algorithm families has spectral like high resolution. Propagation with high order and high resolution algorithms can produce <span class="hlt">accurate</span> results after O(10(exp 6)) periods of propagation with eight grid points per wavelength.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3926285','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3926285"><span id="translatedtitle">Nonexposure <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Location K-Anonymity Algorithm in LBS</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p></p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>This paper tackles location privacy protection in current location-based services (LBS) where mobile <span class="hlt">users</span> have to report their exact location information to an LBS provider in order to obtain their desired services. Location cloaking has been proposed and well studied to protect <span class="hlt">user</span> privacy. It blurs the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s <span class="hlt">accurate</span> coordinate and replaces it with a well-shaped cloaked region. However, to obtain such an anonymous spatial region (ASR), nearly all existent cloaking algorithms require knowing the <span class="hlt">accurate</span> locations of all <span class="hlt">users</span>. Therefore, location cloaking without exposing the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s <span class="hlt">accurate</span> location to any party is urgently needed. In this paper, we present such two nonexposure <span class="hlt">accurate</span> location cloaking algorithms. They are designed for K-anonymity, and cloaking is performed based on the identifications (IDs) of the grid areas which were reported by all the <span class="hlt">users</span>, instead of directly on their <span class="hlt">accurate</span> coordinates. Experimental results show that our algorithms are more secure than the existent cloaking algorithms, need not have all the <span class="hlt">users</span> reporting their locations all the time, and can generate smaller ASR. PMID:24605060</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24605060','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24605060"><span id="translatedtitle">Nonexposure <span class="hlt">accurate</span> location K-anonymity algorithm in LBS.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Jia, Jinying; Zhang, Fengli</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>This paper tackles location privacy protection in current location-based services (LBS) where mobile <span class="hlt">users</span> have to report their exact location information to an LBS provider in order to obtain their desired services. Location cloaking has been proposed and well studied to protect <span class="hlt">user</span> privacy. It blurs the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s <span class="hlt">accurate</span> coordinate and replaces it with a well-shaped cloaked region. However, to obtain such an anonymous spatial region (ASR), nearly all existent cloaking algorithms require knowing the <span class="hlt">accurate</span> locations of all <span class="hlt">users</span>. Therefore, location cloaking without exposing the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s <span class="hlt">accurate</span> location to any party is urgently needed. In this paper, we present such two nonexposure <span class="hlt">accurate</span> location cloaking algorithms. They are designed for K-anonymity, and cloaking is performed based on the identifications (IDs) of the grid areas which were reported by all the <span class="hlt">users</span>, instead of directly on their <span class="hlt">accurate</span> coordinates. Experimental results show that our algorithms are more secure than the existent cloaking algorithms, need not have all the <span class="hlt">users</span> reporting their locations all the time, and can generate smaller ASR. PMID:24605060</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED283471.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED283471.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">"<span class="hlt">Friends</span>" Raping <span class="hlt">Friends</span>. Could It Happen to You?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Hughes, Jean O'Gorman; Sandler, Bernice R.</p> <p></p> <p>This publication concerning rape committed by acquaintances and "<span class="hlt">friends</span>" is designed to provide information and support for college students. The early warning signs and how to react to potential "acquaintance" or "date" rape are addressed. Consideration is given to why this type of rape occurs and information is provided on how to avoid date…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/264037','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/264037"><span id="translatedtitle">Radcalc for Windows, <span class="hlt">User`s</span> Manual. Volume 1</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Green, J.R.</p> <p>1995-09-27</p> <p>Radcalc for Windows is a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> menu-driven Windows-compatible software program with applications in the transportation of radioactive materials. It calculates the radiolytic generation of hydrogen gas in the matrix of low-level and high-level radioactive waste using NRC-accepted methodology. It computes the quantity of a radionuclide and its associated products for a given period of time. In addition, the code categorizes shipment quantities as radioactive, Type A or Type B, limited quantity, low specific activity, highway route controlled, and fissile excepted using DOT definitions and methodologies, as outlined in 49 CFR Subchapter C. The code has undergone extensive testing and validation. Volume I is a <span class="hlt">User`s</span> Guide, and Volume II is the Technical Manual for Radcalc for Windows.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26894444','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26894444"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> thickness measurement of graphene.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Shearer, Cameron J; Slattery, Ashley D; Stapleton, Andrew J; Shapter, Joseph G; Gibson, Christopher T</p> <p>2016-03-29</p> <p>Graphene has emerged as a material with a vast variety of applications. The electronic, optical and mechanical properties of graphene are strongly influenced by the number of layers present in a sample. As a result, the dimensional characterization of graphene films is crucial, especially with the continued development of new synthesis methods and applications. A number of techniques exist to determine the thickness of graphene films including optical contrast, Raman scattering and scanning probe microscopy techniques. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), in particular, is used extensively since it provides three-dimensional images that enable the measurement of the lateral dimensions of graphene films as well as the thickness, and by extension the number of layers present. However, in the literature AFM has proven to be inaccurate with a wide range of measured values for single layer graphene thickness reported (between 0.4 and 1.7 nm). This discrepancy has been attributed to tip-surface interactions, image feedback settings and surface chemistry. In this work, we use standard and carbon nanotube modified AFM probes and a relatively new AFM imaging mode known as PeakForce tapping mode to establish a protocol that will allow <span class="hlt">users</span> to <span class="hlt">accurately</span> determine the thickness of graphene films. In particular, the error in measuring the first layer is reduced from 0.1-1.3 nm to 0.1-0.3 nm. Furthermore, in the process we establish that the graphene-substrate adsorbate layer and imaging force, in particular the pressure the tip exerts on the surface, are crucial components in the <span class="hlt">accurate</span> measurement of graphene using AFM. These findings can be applied to other 2D materials. PMID:26894444</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016Nanot..27l5704S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016Nanot..27l5704S"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> thickness measurement of graphene</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Shearer, Cameron J.; Slattery, Ashley D.; Stapleton, Andrew J.; Shapter, Joseph G.; Gibson, Christopher T.</p> <p>2016-03-01</p> <p>Graphene has emerged as a material with a vast variety of applications. The electronic, optical and mechanical properties of graphene are strongly influenced by the number of layers present in a sample. As a result, the dimensional characterization of graphene films is crucial, especially with the continued development of new synthesis methods and applications. A number of techniques exist to determine the thickness of graphene films including optical contrast, Raman scattering and scanning probe microscopy techniques. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), in particular, is used extensively since it provides three-dimensional images that enable the measurement of the lateral dimensions of graphene films as well as the thickness, and by extension the number of layers present. However, in the literature AFM has proven to be inaccurate with a wide range of measured values for single layer graphene thickness reported (between 0.4 and 1.7 nm). This discrepancy has been attributed to tip-surface interactions, image feedback settings and surface chemistry. In this work, we use standard and carbon nanotube modified AFM probes and a relatively new AFM imaging mode known as PeakForce tapping mode to establish a protocol that will allow <span class="hlt">users</span> to <span class="hlt">accurately</span> determine the thickness of graphene films. In particular, the error in measuring the first layer is reduced from 0.1–1.3 nm to 0.1–0.3 nm. Furthermore, in the process we establish that the graphene-substrate adsorbate layer and imaging force, in particular the pressure the tip exerts on the surface, are crucial components in the <span class="hlt">accurate</span> measurement of graphene using AFM. These findings can be applied to other 2D materials.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4605288','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4605288"><span id="translatedtitle">Cas9-chromatin binding information enables more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> CRISPR off-target prediction</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Singh, Ritambhara; Kuscu, Cem; Quinlan, Aaron; Qi, Yanjun; Adli, Mazhar</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>The CRISPR system has become a powerful biological tool with a wide range of applications. However, improving targeting specificity and <span class="hlt">accurately</span> predicting potential off-targets remains a significant goal. Here, we introduce a web-based CRISPR/Cas9 Off-target Prediction and Identification Tool (CROP-IT) that performs improved off-target binding and cleavage site predictions. Unlike existing prediction programs that solely use DNA sequence information; CROP-IT integrates whole genome level biological information from existing Cas9 binding and cleavage data sets. Utilizing whole-genome chromatin state information from 125 human cell types further enhances its computational prediction power. Comparative analyses on experimentally validated datasets show that CROP-IT outperforms existing computational algorithms in predicting both Cas9 binding as well as cleavage sites. With a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> web-interface, CROP-IT outputs scored and ranked list of potential off-targets that enables improved guide RNA design and more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> prediction of Cas9 binding or cleavage sites. PMID:26032770</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Living+AND+forever&id=EJ531271','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Living+AND+forever&id=EJ531271"><span id="translatedtitle">Kids and Elders: Forever <span class="hlt">Friends</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Dallman, Mary Ellen; Power, Sharon</p> <p>1996-01-01</p> <p>Describes "Forever <span class="hlt">Friends</span>," an intergenerational program linking second graders with elderly residents of an independent living facility. Describes monthly sessions involving group and partnership activities; how elders participate in classroom activities, musical programs, creative writing projects, and school field trips; and how classroom…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Zinc&pg=3&id=EJ762382','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Zinc&pg=3&id=EJ762382"><span id="translatedtitle">Free Our <span class="hlt">Friends</span> in Learning</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Stidham, Sue</p> <p>2007-01-01</p> <p>Many secrets can be told by the physical surroundings of library media centers. Whether the center is kid-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> is one of the first obvious tell-tale signs. When a library center has Arthur & D.W., Clifford, Pooh & Eeyore, shells, special rocks, etc. hidden by the circulation center or in the back in boxes, it's time to revolt. The movie Free…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2379959','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2379959"><span id="translatedtitle">Patients, <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and relationship boundaries.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Rourke, J. T.; Smith, L. F.; Brown, J. B.</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>When patient and physician are close <span class="hlt">friends</span>, both professional and personal relationships can suffer. Jointly exploring and setting explicit boundaries can help avoid conflict and maintain these valuable relationships. This is particularly important when the physician practises in a small community where such concurrent relationships are unavoidable. PMID:8292931</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3527727','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3527727"><span id="translatedtitle">QuShape: Rapid, <span class="hlt">accurate</span>, and best-practices quantification of nucleic acid probing information, resolved by capillary electrophoresis</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Karabiber, Fethullah; McGinnis, Jennifer L.; Favorov, Oleg V.; Weeks, Kevin M.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Chemical probing of RNA and DNA structure is a widely used and highly informative approach for examining nucleic acid structure and for evaluating interactions with protein and small-molecule ligands. Use of capillary electrophoresis to analyze chemical probing experiments yields hundreds of nucleotides of information per experiment and can be performed on automated instruments. Extraction of the information from capillary electrophoresis electropherograms is a computationally intensive multistep analytical process, and no current software provides rapid, automated, and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> data analysis. To overcome this bottleneck, we developed a platform-independent, <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> software package, QuShape, that yields quantitatively <span class="hlt">accurate</span> nucleotide reactivity information with minimal <span class="hlt">user</span> supervision. QuShape incorporates newly developed algorithms for signal decay correction, alignment of time-varying signals within and across capillaries and relative to the RNA nucleotide sequence, and signal scaling across channels or experiments. An analysis-by-reference option enables multiple, related experiments to be fully analyzed in minutes. We illustrate the usefulness and robustness of QuShape by analysis of RNA SHAPE (selective 2′-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension) experiments. PMID:23188808</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920000903','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920000903"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Antennas</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Jamnejad, Vahraz; Cramer, Paul</p> <p>1990-01-01</p> <p>The following subject areas are covered: (1) impact of frequency change of <span class="hlt">user</span> and spacecraft antenna gain and size; (2) basic personal terminal antennas (impact of 20/30 GHz frequency separation; parametric studies - gain, size, weight; gain and figure of merit (G/T); design data for selected antenna concepts; critical technologies and development goals; and recommendations); and (3) <span class="hlt">user</span> antenna radiation safety concerns.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19900019364','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19900019364"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> quantum chemical calculations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Langhoff, Stephen R.; Taylor, Peter R.</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>An important goal of quantum chemical calculations is to provide an understanding of chemical bonding and molecular electronic structure. A second goal, the prediction of energy differences to chemical accuracy, has been much harder to attain. First, the computational resources required to achieve such accuracy are very large, and second, it is not straightforward to demonstrate that an apparently <span class="hlt">accurate</span> result, in terms of agreement with experiment, does not result from a cancellation of errors. Recent advances in electronic structure methodology, coupled with the power of vector supercomputers, have made it possible to solve a number of electronic structure problems exactly using the full configuration interaction (FCI) method within a subspace of the complete Hilbert space. These exact results can be used to benchmark approximate techniques that are applicable to a wider range of chemical and physical problems. The methodology of many-electron quantum chemistry is reviewed. Methods are considered in detail for performing FCI calculations. The application of FCI methods to several three-electron problems in molecular physics are discussed. A number of benchmark applications of FCI wave functions are described. Atomic basis sets and the development of improved methods for handling very large basis sets are discussed: these are then applied to a number of chemical and spectroscopic problems; to transition metals; and to problems involving potential energy surfaces. Although the experiences described give considerable grounds for optimism about the general ability to perform <span class="hlt">accurate</span> calculations, there are several problems that have proved less tractable, at least with current computer resources, and these and possible solutions are discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3976802','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3976802"><span id="translatedtitle">Genetic Algorithm and Graph Theory Based Matrix Factorization Method for Online <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Recommendation</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Li, Qu; Yang, Jianhua; Xu, Ning</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Online <span class="hlt">friend</span> recommendation is a fast developing topic in web mining. In this paper, we used SVD matrix factorization to model <span class="hlt">user</span> and item feature vector and used stochastic gradient descent to amend parameter and improve accuracy. To tackle cold start problem and data sparsity, we used KNN model to influence <span class="hlt">user</span> feature vector. At the same time, we used graph theory to partition communities with fairly low time and space complexity. What is more, matrix factorization can combine online and offline recommendation. Experiments showed that the hybrid recommendation algorithm is able to recommend online <span class="hlt">friends</span> with good accuracy. PMID:24757410</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/friends/talking_about_suicide.html','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/friends/talking_about_suicide.html"><span id="translatedtitle">My <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Is Talking about Suicide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... Losing Weight Safely My <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do? KidsHealth > Teens > Mind > <span class="hlt">Friends</span> > ... You Can Do After Suicide Warning Signs of Suicide Everyone feels sad, depressed, or angry sometimes — especially ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer06/articles/summer06insidecover.html','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer06/articles/summer06insidecover.html"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the National Library of Medicine</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... Current Issue Past Issues <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the National Library of Medicine Past Issues / Summer 2006 Table of ... Paul G. Rogers Chairman, <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the National Library of Medicine and former member of the U.S. ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED314200.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED314200.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">How Well Preschool Children Know Their <span class="hlt">Friends</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Field, Tory; And Others</p> <p></p> <p>In an effort to determine whether very young children really know who their best <span class="hlt">friends</span> are, 16 preschool children were observed during classroom and playground activities. If a preschooler played with a child at least half the time, that child was considered the preschooler's best <span class="hlt">friend</span>. Observations and teachers' selections of best <span class="hlt">friend</span>…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&id=EJ997313','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&id=EJ997313"><span id="translatedtitle">Classroom <span class="hlt">Friends</span> and Very Best <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: A Short-Term Longitudinal Analysis of Relationship Quality</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>McChristian, Chrystal L.; Ray, Glen E.; Tidwell, Pamela S.; LoBello, Steven G.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Second-, third-, fifth-, and sixth-grade children evaluated relationship qualities of a self-nominated <span class="hlt">friend</span> and a self-nominated very best <span class="hlt">friend</span> over a 6-month school year period. Results demonstrated that 76% of the <span class="hlt">friend</span> relationships and 50% of the very best <span class="hlt">friend</span> relationships were maintained over the course of the study. Children in…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_9");'>9</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li class="active"><span>11</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_11 --> <div id="page_12" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li class="active"><span>12</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="221"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10191010','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10191010"><span id="translatedtitle">QMRPACK <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Freund, R.W.; Nachtigal, N.M.; Reeb, J.C.</p> <p>1994-10-01</p> <p>QMRPACK is a library of FORTRAN 77 subroutines that may be used to solve linear systems of equations with the quasi-minimal residual (QMR) method and to compute eigenvalue approximations. This <span class="hlt">User`s</span> Guide is designed to be an overview of the codes contained in QMRPACK. Installation information is provided, and the example matrix format is discussed. The relative merits of each algorithm, as well as usage criterion are described. The authors also provide instructions for making the test drivers, as well as test output from several machines.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3676647','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3676647"><span id="translatedtitle">An Automatic and <span class="hlt">User</span>-Driven Training Method for Locomotion Mode Recognition for Artificial Leg Control</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Zhang, Xiaorong; Wang, Ding; Yang, Qing; Huang, He</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Our previously developed locomotion-mode-recognition (LMR) system has provided a great promise to intuitive control of powered artificial legs. However, the lack of fast, practical training methods is a barrier for clinical use of our LMR system for prosthetic legs. This paper aims to design a new, automatic, and <span class="hlt">user</span>-driven training method for practical use of LMR system. In this method, a wearable terrain detection interface based on a portable laser distance sensor and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) is applied to detect the terrain change in front of the prosthesis <span class="hlt">user</span>. The mechanical measurement from the prosthetic pylon is used to detect gait phase. These two streams of information are used to automatically identify the transitions among various locomotion modes, switch the prosthesis control mode, and label the training data with movement class and gait phase in real-time. No external device is required in this training system. In addition, the prosthesis <span class="hlt">user</span> without assistance from any other experts can do the whole training procedure. The pilot experimental results on an able-bodied subject have demonstrated that our developed new method is <span class="hlt">accurate</span> and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span>, and can significantly simplify the LMR training system and training procedure without sacrificing the system performance. The novel design paves the way for clinical use of our designed LMR system for powered lower limb prosthesis control. PMID:23367324</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1302676','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1302676"><span id="translatedtitle">GCG Stacks: a <span class="hlt">friendly</span> interface for the GCG programs.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Conti, P; Marcantoni, F; Polzonetti, A; Colosimo, A</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>A 'PLUS' stack which provides a <span class="hlt">friendly</span> <span class="hlt">user</span> interface for the GCG suite of programs is presented. The interface takes advantage of the whole set of programming tools available in a graphical and object-oriented environment and its major features include: (i) an efficient management of the on-line help documents, and (ii) a flexible editor for macrocommands. The former facilitates finding specific information in the huge documentation bundled with the GCG suite, and the latter is useful whenever several GCG programs must be run in sequence with automatic piping of the intermediate results. PMID:1302676</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1984NASCP2343...18.','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1984NASCP2343...18."><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> requirements</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>1984-10-01</p> <p>The capabilities, enumerated during the Planetary Data Workshop, which the ideal Planetary Data System (PDS) should provide to its <span class="hlt">users</span> are summarized. System design and implementation activities must take into account that all requirements do not carry the same weight. While some system requirements are essential and must be met early, other requirements are of a less immediate nature and can be implemented during later stages of development. Some requirements may be determined to be not essential to the operation of a PDS or impractical, and then not considered for implementation. It is assumed, that the PDS implementation will be modular in architecture and accomplishment. The modular plan is supported by many potential benefits in that it: simplifies the design and planning activities; improves the ability to respond to the changing demands of the <span class="hlt">user</span> community; permits incorporation of emerging technologies; and allows the implementation to remain flexible in the face of fluctuating resources.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.G23B0473S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.G23B0473S"><span id="translatedtitle">The Online Positioning <span class="hlt">User</span> Service: a Web Utility for Precise Geodetic Positioning in the Geosciences</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Stone, W. A.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>Geoscientists often require precise positioning capability to support research. <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning is a specialized skill involving expertise and fraught with accuracy-compromising nuances. With the goal of providing a robust and high accuracy positioning tool and enhanced access to the United States' National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), the nation's fundamental positioning infrastructure, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) developed the Online Positioning <span class="hlt">User</span> Service (OPUS). OPUS is a free Web utility for processing <span class="hlt">user</span>-submitted GNSS observations and producing geodetic coordinates referenced to both NSRS and a global reference frame. Relying on NGS' national network of GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS), OPUS is a powerful and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> tool for production and scientific research. OPUS is widely used in geomatics professions and holds great, yet not fully tapped, potential for research geoscientists requiring <span class="hlt">accurate</span> positional information. OPUS became operational in 2002 as a single point processing tool for multi-hour GPS occupations (OPUS-Static). Its capability has since evolved, adding the ability to process short (15 minutes) sessions (OPUS-RapidStatic) and to provide a solution sharing option. All OPUS variations have proven to be popular, with typical monthly submissions now numbering 40,000. In 2014, NGS released a network version of OPUS, OPUS-Projects, the focus of this discussion. Although other versions of OPUS process a single GNSS occupation per submission, OPUS-Projects offers rigorous geodetic network analysis and processing capability by assembling and processing GNSS observations collected over time and at multiple locations. Least squares geodetic network adjustment of included observations results in an optimal set of station coordinates, including their uncertainties and graphical statistical plots, derived from <span class="hlt">user</span>-submitted observation data, CORS observation data and coordinates, satellite ephemerides, and models. <span class="hlt">Users</span> have the ability to configure the processing, including tropospheric modeling, definition of observation sessions, network design, adjustment constraints, station descriptive information, and integration with passive geodetic control.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=danger+AND+technology&pg=4&id=EJ941194','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=danger+AND+technology&pg=4&id=EJ941194"><span id="translatedtitle">"<span class="hlt">Friending</span> Facebook?" A Minicourse on the Use of Social Media by Health Professionals</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>George, Daniel R.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Introduction: Health professionals are working in an era of social technologies that empower <span class="hlt">users</span> to generate content in real time. This article describes a 3-part continuing education minicourse called "<span class="hlt">Friending</span> Facebook?" undertaken at Penn State Hershey Medical Center that aimed to model the functionality of current technologies in health…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=social+AND+networking+AND+sites+OR+social+AND+media&pg=7&id=EJ941194','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=social+AND+networking+AND+sites+OR+social+AND+media&pg=7&id=EJ941194"><span id="translatedtitle">"<span class="hlt">Friending</span> Facebook?" A Minicourse on the Use of Social Media by Health Professionals</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>George, Daniel R.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Introduction: Health professionals are working in an era of social technologies that empower <span class="hlt">users</span> to generate content in real time. This article describes a 3-part continuing education minicourse called "<span class="hlt">Friending</span> Facebook?" undertaken at Penn State Hershey Medical Center that aimed to model the functionality of current technologies in health…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=coping+AND+mechanisms&pg=2&id=EJ1011162','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=coping+AND+mechanisms&pg=2&id=EJ1011162"><span id="translatedtitle">You Don't De-<span class="hlt">Friend</span> the Dead: An Analysis of Grief Communication by College Students through Facebook Profiles</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Pennington, Natalie</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>This research examined how various members of a social network interact with the Facebook (FB) profile page of a <span class="hlt">friend</span> who has died. From 43 in-depth qualitative interviews, FB <span class="hlt">friends</span> of deceased FB <span class="hlt">users</span> maintained their FB connection with the deceased. Most participants who visited the profile found it helpful to look at pictures; a few wrote…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1991SPIE.1472...38G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1991SPIE.1472...38G"><span id="translatedtitle">FLIPS: <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Lisp Image Processing System</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Gee, Shirley J.</p> <p>1991-08-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Lisp Image Processing System (FLIPS) is the interface to Advanced Target Detection (ATD), a multi-resolutional image analysis system developed by Hughes in conjunction with the Hughes Research Laboratories. Both menu- and graphics-driven, FLIPS enhances system usability by supporting the interactive nature of research and development. Although much progress has been made, fully automated image understanding technology that is both robust and reliable is not a reality. In situations where highly <span class="hlt">accurate</span> results are required, skilled human analysts must still verify the findings of these systems. Furthermore, the systems often require processing times several orders of magnitude greater than that needed by veteran personnel to analyze the same image. The purpose of FLIPS is to facilitate the ability of an image analyst to take statistical measurements on digital imagery in a timely fashion, a capability critical in research environments where a large percentage of time is expended in algorithm development. In many cases, this entails minor modifications or code tinkering. Without a well-developed man-machine interface, throughput is unduly constricted. FLIPS provides mechanisms which support rapid prototyping for ATD. This paper examines the ATD/FLIPS system. The philosophy of ATD in addressing image understanding problems is described, and the capabilities of FLIPS are discussed, along with a description of the interaction between ATD and FLIPS. Finally, an overview of current plans for the system is outlined.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20160001147','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20160001147"><span id="translatedtitle">High-Repeatability, Robot <span class="hlt">Friendly</span>, ORU Interface</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Voellmer, George M. (Inventor)</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>A robot-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> coupling device for an Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU). The invention will provide a coupling that is detached and attached remotely by a robot. The design of the coupling must allow for slight misalignments, over torque protection, and precision placement. This is accomplished by using of a triangular interface having three components. A base plate assembly is located on an attachment surface, such as a satellite. The base plate assembly has a cup member, a slotted member, and a post member. The ORU that the robot attaches to the base plate assembly has an ORU plate assembly with two cone members and a post member which mate to the base plate assembly. As the two plates approach one another, one cone member of the ORU plate assembly only has to be placed <span class="hlt">accurately</span> enough to fall into the cup member of the base plate assembly. The cup forces alignment until a second cone falls into a slotted member which provides final alignment. A single bolt is used to attach the two plates. Two deflecting plates are attached to the backs of the plates. When pressure is applied to the center of the deflecting plates, the force is distributed preventing the ORU & base plates from deflecting. This accounts for precision in the placement of the article.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23583834','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23583834"><span id="translatedtitle">Risk and protective factors of adolescent exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> compared to non-<span class="hlt">users</span> of tobacco, exclusive smokers and dual <span class="hlt">users</span> of snus and cigarettes.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Larsen, E; Rise, J; Lund, K E</p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>The use of snus is increasing in Norway. In this study we examined differences between adolescents who were exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span>, and adolescent non-<span class="hlt">users</span>, smokers and dual <span class="hlt">users</span> of snus and cigarettes on a number of psychosocial factors, categorized as risk variables and protective variables associated with involvement in health compromising behavior. We applied separate logistic regression models, where exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> (n=740) were compared with non-<span class="hlt">users</span> (n=904), smokers (n=219), and dual <span class="hlt">users</span> (n=367). Compared to non-<span class="hlt">users</span>, the group of exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> was associated with variables traditionally predicting health risk behavior, such as smoking <span class="hlt">friends</span> (OR=1.74, SD 1.27-2.38) and truancy (OR=2.12, SD 1.65-2.78). Compared to smokers, exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> were related to variables traditionally associated with protection against involvement in health risk behavior, e.g. higher academic orientation (OR=1.66, SD 1.12-2.45). Associations with protective factors were also observed when exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> were compared with dual <span class="hlt">users</span>. While the group of exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> was associated with a pattern of psychosocial risk compared to non-<span class="hlt">users</span>, they showed a more conventional pattern when compared to smokers and dual <span class="hlt">users</span>. The group of exclusive snus <span class="hlt">users</span> may be described on a continuum varying from psychosocial risk factors to protective factors of risk involvement depending on the group of comparison. PMID:23583834</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23365885','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23365885"><span id="translatedtitle">PAGAS: Portable and <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Gait Analysis System.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Wagner, Rojay; Ganz, Aura</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Gait analysis systems are powerful tools in the monitoring and rehabilitation of many health conditions which result in an altered gait (such as Parkinson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis), along with the injury of lower limbs. However, current systems that provide <span class="hlt">accurate</span> gait monitoring and analysis are large and expensive, and therefore are available only in professional settings. The goal of this research is to develop and test a Portable and <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Gait Analysis System, denoted PAGAS, which enables patients to monitor their own gait and track their progress and improvement over time. Moreover, PAGAS will enable therapists to follow the progress of their patients over time without the need for multiple visits required at a rehabilitation facility, thus saving significant healthcare costs. PAGAS includes footswitches and a micro-controller, which connects to an Android Smart-phone using Bluetooth communication. An application on the Smartphone analyzes the raw data to produce temporal gait parameters that are displayed to the <span class="hlt">user</span> on a graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface. PMID:23365885</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24209925','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24209925"><span id="translatedtitle">IVUSAngio tool: a publicly available software for fast and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Doulaverakis, Charalampos; Tsampoulatidis, Ioannis; Antoniadis, Antonios P; Chatzizisis, Yiannis S; Giannopoulos, Andreas; Kompatsiaris, Ioannis; Giannoglou, George D</p> <p>2013-11-01</p> <p>There is an ongoing research and clinical interest in the development of reliable and easily accessible software for the 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries. In this work, we present the architecture and validation of IVUSAngio Tool, an application which performs fast and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> 3D reconstruction of the coronary arteries by using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and biplane angiography data. The 3D reconstruction is based on the fusion of the detected arterial boundaries in IVUS images with the 3D IVUS catheter path derived from the biplane angiography. The IVUSAngio Tool suite integrates all the intermediate processing and computational steps and provides a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interface. It also offers additional functionality, such as automatic selection of the end-diastolic IVUS images, semi-automatic and automatic IVUS segmentation, vascular morphometric measurements, graphical visualization of the 3D model and export in a format compatible with other computer-aided design applications. Our software was applied and validated in 31 human coronary arteries yielding quite promising results. Collectively, the use of IVUSAngio Tool significantly reduces the total processing time for 3D coronary reconstruction. IVUSAngio Tool is distributed as free software, publicly available to download and use. PMID:24209925</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930003118','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930003118"><span id="translatedtitle">Micromechanical combined stress analysis: MICSTRAN, a <span class="hlt">user</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Naik, R. A.</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>Composite materials are currently being used in aerospace and other applications. The ability to tailor the composite properties by the appropriate selection of its constituents, the fiber and matrix, is a major advantage of composite materials. The Micromechanical Combined Stress Analysis (MICSTRAN) code provides the materials engineer with a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> personal computer (PC) based tool to calculate overall composite properties given the constituent fiber and matrix properties. To assess the ability of the composite to carry structural loads, the materials engineer also needs to calculate the internal stresses in the composite material. MICSTRAN is a simple tool to calculate such internal stresses with a composite ply under combined thermomechanical loading. It assumes that the fibers have a circular cross-section and are arranged either in a repeating square or diamond array pattern within a ply. It uses a classical elasticity solution technique that has been demonstrated to calculate <span class="hlt">accurate</span> stress results. Input to the program consists of transversely isotropic fiber properties and isotropic matrix properties such as moduli, Poisson's ratios, coefficients of thermal expansion, and volume fraction. Output consists of overall thermoelastic constants and stresses. Stresses can be computed under the combined action of thermal, transverse, longitudinal, transverse shear, and longitudinal shear loadings. Stress output can be requested along the fiber-matrix interface, the model boundaries, circular arcs, or at <span class="hlt">user</span>-specified points located anywhere in the model. The MICSTRAN program is Windows compatible and takes advantage of the Microsoft Windows graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface which facilitates multitasking and extends memory access far beyond the limits imposed by the DOS operating system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=smoking+AND+cars&id=EJ683655','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=smoking+AND+cars&id=EJ683655"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> Don't Let <span class="hlt">Friends</span> ... Or Do They? Developmental and Gender Differences in Intervening in <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' ATOD Use</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Flanagan, Constance A.; Elek-Fisk, Elvira; Gallay, Leslie S.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>This study focused on the strategies adolescents endorsed for situations in which <span class="hlt">friends</span> were experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Four hypothetical vignettes (concerning a <span class="hlt">friend</span> smoking, using drugs, getting drunk at a party, or deciding whether to attend a party with alcohol and drugs) were presented to 2697 5th-12th graders.…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=35357&keyword=pattern+AND+recognition&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=55112373&CFTOKEN=85848603','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=35357&keyword=pattern+AND+recognition&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=55112373&CFTOKEN=85848603"><span id="translatedtitle">RAPID AND <span class="hlt">ACCURATE</span> METHOD FOR ESTIMATING MOLECULAR WEIGHTS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM LOW RESOLUTION MASS SPECTRA</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>An improved method of estimating molecular weights of volatile organic compounds from their mass spectra has been developed and evaluated for accuracy. his technique can be implemented with a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> expert system on a personal computer. he method is based on a pattern reco...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3776200','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3776200"><span id="translatedtitle">Good Agreements Make Good <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Han, The Anh; Pereira, Luís Moniz; Santos, Francisco C.; Lenaerts, Tom</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>When starting a new collaborative endeavor, it pays to establish upfront how strongly your partner commits to the common goal and what compensation can be expected in case the collaboration is violated. Diverse examples in biological and social contexts have demonstrated the pervasiveness of making prior agreements on posterior compensations, suggesting that this behavior could have been shaped by natural selection. Here, we analyze the evolutionary relevance of such a commitment strategy and relate it to the costly punishment strategy, where no prior agreements are made. We show that when the cost of arranging a commitment deal lies within certain limits, substantial levels of cooperation can be achieved. Moreover, these levels are higher than that achieved by simple costly punishment, especially when one insists on sharing the arrangement cost. Not only do we show that good agreements make good <span class="hlt">friends</span>, agreements based on shared costs result in even better outcomes. PMID:24045873</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/doepatents/biblio/871530','DOE-PATENT-XML'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/doepatents/biblio/871530"><span id="translatedtitle">Synchronous identification of <span class="hlt">friendly</span> targets</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/doepatents">DOEpatents</a></p> <p>Telle, John M. (126 Shady Oak Cir., Tijeras, NM 87059); Roger, Stutz A. (5 Kiowa La., Los Alamos, NM 87544)</p> <p>1998-01-01</p> <p>A synchronous communication targeting system for use in battle. The present invention includes a transceiver having a stabilizing oscillator, a synchronous amplifier and an omnidirectional receiver, all in electrical communication with each other. A remotely located beacon is attached to a blackbody radiation source and has an amplitude modulator in electrical communication with a optical source. The beacon's amplitude modulator is set so that the optical source transmits radiation frequency at approximately the same or lower amplitude than that of the blackbody radiation source to which the beacon is attached. The receiver from the transceiver is adapted to receive frequencies approximately at or below blackbody radiation signals and sends such signals to the synchronous amplifier. The synchronous amplifier then rectifies and amplifies those signals which correspond to the predetermined frequency to therefore identify whether the blackbody radiation source is <span class="hlt">friendly</span> or not.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24620491','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24620491"><span id="translatedtitle">Dementia-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> design resource.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Baillie, Jonathan</p> <p>2014-02-01</p> <p>Although estimates suggest that, on average, some 30 per cent of all patients in general acute medical wards may have some form of dementia, Stirling University's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), one of the leading international knowledge centres working to improve the lives of dementia sufferers, says progress in designing healthcare facilities that address such patients' needs has been 'patchy at best'. With the number of individuals living with dementia expected to double in the next 25 years, the DSDC has recently worked with Edinburgh-based architects, Burnett Pollock Associates, to develop an online resource that clearly illustrates, via 15 simulated 'dementia-<span class="hlt">friendly</span>' healthcare 'spaces', some of the key principles to consider when designing effectively for this fast-growing group. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, attended the launch of the so-called 'Virtual Hospital'. PMID:24620491</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=6&pg=7&id=EJ962544','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=6&pg=7&id=EJ962544"><span id="translatedtitle">Best <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: Children Use Mutual Gaze to Identify Friendships in Others</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Nurmsoo, Erika; Einav, Shiri; Hood, Bruce M.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>This study examined children's ability to use mutual eye gaze as a cue to friendships in others. In Experiment 1, following a discussion about friendship, 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds were shown animations in which three cartoon children looked at one another, and were told that one target character had a best <span class="hlt">friend</span>. Although all age groups <span class="hlt">accurately</span>…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_10");'>10</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li class="active"><span>12</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_12 --> <div id="page_13" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li class="active"><span>13</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="241"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3678637','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3678637"><span id="translatedtitle">Recommendations from <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Anytime and Anywhere: Toward a Model of Contextual Offer and Consumption Values</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Shen, Xiao-Liang; Wang, Nan</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Abstract The ubiquity and portability of mobile devices provide additional opportunities for information retrieval. People can easily access mobile applications anytime and anywhere when they need to acquire specific context-aware recommendations (contextual offer) from their <span class="hlt">friends</span>. This study, thus, represents an initial attempt to understand <span class="hlt">users</span>' acceptance of a mobile-based social reviews platform, where recommendations from <span class="hlt">friends</span> can be obtained with mobile devices. Based on the consumption value theory, a theoretical model is proposed and empirically examined using survey data from 218 mobile <span class="hlt">users</span>. The findings demonstrate that contextual offers based on <span class="hlt">users</span>' profiles, access time, and geographic positions significantly predict their value perceptions (utilitarian, hedonic, and social), which, in turn, affect their intention to use a mobile social reviews platform. This study is also believed to provide some useful insights to both research and practice. PMID:23530548</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18422409','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18422409"><span id="translatedtitle">MySpace and Facebook: applying the uses and gratifications theory to exploring <span class="hlt">friend</span>-networking sites.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Raacke, John; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer</p> <p>2008-04-01</p> <p>The increased use of the Internet as a new tool in communication has changed the way people interact. This fact is even more evident in the recent development and use of <span class="hlt">friend</span>-networking sites. However, no research has evaluated these sites and their impact on college students. Therefore, the present study was conducted to evaluate: (a) why people use these <span class="hlt">friend</span>-networking sites, (b) what the characteristics are of the typical college <span class="hlt">user</span>, and (c) what uses and gratifications are met by using these sites. Results indicated that the vast majority of college students are using these <span class="hlt">friend</span>-networking sites for a significant portion of their day for reasons such as making new <span class="hlt">friends</span> and locating old <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Additionally, both men and women of traditional college age are equally engaging in this form of online communication with this result holding true for nearly all ethnic groups. Finally, results showed that many uses and gratifications are met by <span class="hlt">users</span> (e.g., "keeping in touch with <span class="hlt">friends</span>"). Results are discussed in light of the impact that <span class="hlt">friend</span>-networking sites have on communication and social needs of college students. PMID:18422409</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Ross+AND+procedure&pg=2&id=EJ865586','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Ross+AND+procedure&pg=2&id=EJ865586"><span id="translatedtitle">Identifying Less <span class="hlt">Accurately</span> Measured Students</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Moen, Ross; Liu, Kristi; Thurlow, Martha; Lekwa, Adam; Scullin, Sarah; Hausmann, Kristin</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Some students are less <span class="hlt">accurately</span> measured by typical reading tests than other students. By asking teachers to identify students whose performance on state reading tests would likely underestimate their reading skills, this study sought to learn about characteristics of less <span class="hlt">accurately</span> measured students while also evaluating how well teachers can…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&pg=7&id=EJ739417','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&pg=7&id=EJ739417"><span id="translatedtitle">Relations of <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Activities to Friendship Quality</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Mathur, Ravisha; Berndt, Thomas J.</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>Two studies were conducted to examine age and sex differences in <span class="hlt">friends</span>' activities and relations of participation in these activities to perceived friendship quality. In Study 1, 52 fourth and eighth graders were asked open-ended questions about activities they do with their best <span class="hlt">friends</span>. In Study 2, 105 fourth and eighth graders reported both…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4383890','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4383890"><span id="translatedtitle">Gene<span class="hlt">Friends</span>: a human RNA-seq-based gene and transcript co-expression database</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>van Dam, Sipko; Craig, Thomas; de Magalhães, João Pedro</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Co-expression networks have proven effective at assigning putative functions to genes based on the functional annotation of their co-expressed partners, in candidate gene prioritization studies and in improving our understanding of regulatory networks. The growing number of genome resequencing efforts and genome-wide association studies often identify loci containing novel genes and there is a need to infer their functions and interaction partners. To facilitate this we have expanded Gene<span class="hlt">Friends</span>, an online database that allows <span class="hlt">users</span> to identify co-expressed genes with one or more <span class="hlt">user</span>-defined genes. This expansion entails an RNA-seq-based co-expression map that includes genes and transcripts that are not present in the microarray-based co-expression maps, including over 10 000 non-coding RNAs. The results <span class="hlt">users</span> obtain from Gene<span class="hlt">Friends</span> include a co-expression network as well as a summary of the functional enrichment among the co-expressed genes. Novel insights can be gathered from this database for different splice variants and ncRNAs, such as microRNAs and lincRNAs. Furthermore, our updated tool allows candidate transcripts to be linked to diseases and processes using a guilt-by-association approach. Gene<span class="hlt">Friends</span> is freely available from http://www.Gene<span class="hlt">Friends</span>.org and can be used to quickly identify and rank candidate targets relevant to the process or disease under study. PMID:25361971</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1096506','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1096506"><span id="translatedtitle">GADRAS-DRF <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Theisen, Lisa Anne; Mitchell, Dean James; Thoreson, Gregory G.; Harding, Lee T.; Horne, Steve; Bradley, Jon David; Eldridge, Bryce Duncan; Amai, Wendy A.</p> <p>2013-09-01</p> <p>The Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software-Detector Response Function (GADRAS-DRF) application computes the response of gamma-ray detectors to incoming radiation. This manual provides step-by-step procedures to acquaint new <span class="hlt">users</span> with the use of the application. The capabilities include characterization of detector response parameters, plotting and viewing measured and computed spectra, and analyzing spectra to identify isotopes or to estimate flux profiles. GADRAS-DRF can compute and provide detector responses quickly and <span class="hlt">accurately</span>, giving researchers and other <span class="hlt">users</span> the ability to obtain usable results in a timely manner (a matter of seconds or minutes).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/10154765','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/10154765"><span id="translatedtitle">PDBDiff <span class="hlt">user`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Brown, S.A.</p> <p>1992-01-07</p> <p>The SABrE system provides a number of tools for working with PDB files in a fairly generic fashion. In particular, PDBDiff compares the contents of two PDB files and displays the differences (in a manner similar but not identical to the UNIX utility diff). PDBDiff can also be run in an interactive mode which lets a <span class="hlt">user</span> compare two PDB files on an item by item basis. The PDB tools, PDBView, PDBLS, PDBDiff, and PDBComp, are all SX programs. SX is a dialect of the LISP programming language which consists of extensions to the SCHEME dialect of LISP. The extensions provide functionality for graphics, binary data handling, and other areas of functionality. PDBDiff has a {open_quotes}help{close_quotes} command which lists its commands.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/120882','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/120882"><span id="translatedtitle">Justine <span class="hlt">user`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Lee, S.R.</p> <p>1995-10-01</p> <p>Justine is the graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface to the Los Alamos Radiation Modeling Interactive Environment (LARAMIE). It provides LARAMIE customers with a powerful, robust, easy-to-use, WYSIWYG interface that facilitates geometry construction and problem specification. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with LARAMIE, and the transport codes available, i.e., MCNPTM and DANTSYSTM. No attempt is made in this manual to describe these codes in detail. Information about LARAMIE, DANTSYS, and MCNP are available elsewhere. It i also assumed that the reader is familiar with the Unix operating system and with Motif widgets and their look and feel. However, a brief description of Motif and how one interacts with it can be found in Appendix A.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3444249','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3444249"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> Don’t Let <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Eat Cookies: Effects of Restrictive Eating Norms on Consumption Among <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Howland, Maryhope; Hunger, Jeffrey; Mann, Traci</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Social norms are thought to be a strong influence over eating, but this hypothesis has only been experimentally tested with groups of strangers, and correlational studies using actual <span class="hlt">friends</span> lack important controls. We manipulate an eating norm in the laboratory and explore its influence within established friendships. In two studies we randomly assigned groups of three <span class="hlt">friends</span> to a restrictive norm condition, in which two of the <span class="hlt">friends</span> were secretly instructed to restrict their intake of appetizing foods, or a control condition, in which the <span class="hlt">friends</span> were not instructed to restrict their eating. The third friend’s consumption was measured while eating with the other two <span class="hlt">friends</span> and while eating alone. In both studies, participants consumed less food when eating with <span class="hlt">friends</span> who had been given restricting instructions compared to those who had not been given those instructions. In Study 2, participants who ate with restricting <span class="hlt">friends</span> also continued to restrict their eating when alone. Experimentally manipulating social norms within established friendships is possible, and these norms can influence consumption in those social groups and carry over into non-social eating situations. These findings may suggest mechanisms through which eating behaviors may spread through social networks, as well as an environmental factor that may be amenable to change. PMID:22771755</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/425368','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/425368"><span id="translatedtitle">PST <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Rempe, J.L.; Cebull, M.J.; Gilbert, B.G.</p> <p>1996-10-01</p> <p>The Parametric Source Term (PST) software allows estimation of radioactivity release fractions for Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessments (PSAs). PST was developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s (NRC`s) Accident Sequence Precursor (ASP) Program. PST contains a framework of equations that model activity transport between volumes in the release pathway from the core, through the vessel, through the containment, and to the environment. PST quickly obtains exact solutions to differential equations for activity transport in each volume for each time interval. PST provides a superior method for source term estimation because it: ensures conservation of activity transported across various volumes in the release pathway; provides limited consideration of the time-dependent behavior of input parameter uncertainty distributions; allows input to be quantified using state-of-the-art severe accident analysis code results; increases modeling flexibility because linkage between volumes is specified by <span class="hlt">user</span> input; and allows other types of Light Water Reactor (LWR) plant designs to be evaluated with minimal modifications. PST is a microcomputer-based system that allows the analyst more flexibility than a mainframe system. PST has been developed to run with both MS DOS and MS Windows 95/NT operating systems. PST has the capability to load ASP Source Term Vector (STV) information, import pre-specified default input for the 6 Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) initially analyzed in the NRC ASP program, allow input value modifications for release fraction sensitivity studies, export <span class="hlt">user</span>-specified default input for the LWR being modeled, report results of radioactivity release calculations at each time interval, and generate formatted results that can interface with other risk assessment codes. This report describes the PST model and provides guidelines for using PST.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1050921','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1050921"><span id="translatedtitle">Identification of <span class="hlt">User</span> Facility Related Publications</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Patton, Robert M; Stahl, Christopher G; Potok, Thomas E; Wells, Jack C</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Scientific <span class="hlt">user</span> facilities provide physical resources and technical support that enable scientists to conduct experiments or simulations pertinent to their respective research. One metric for evaluating the scientific value or impact of a facility is the number of publications by <span class="hlt">users</span> as a direct result of using that facility. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, capturing <span class="hlt">accurate</span> values for this metric proves time consuming and error-prone. This work describes a new approach that leverages automated browser technology combined with text analytics to reduce the time and error involved in identifying publications related to <span class="hlt">user</span> facilities. With this approach, scientific <span class="hlt">user</span> facilities gain more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> measures of their impact as well as insight into policy revisions for <span class="hlt">user</span> access.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013IJMPC..2450022N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013IJMPC..2450022N"><span id="translatedtitle">Social Interest for <span class="hlt">User</span> Selecting Items in Recommender Systems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Nie, Da-Cheng; Ding, Ming-Jing; Fu, Yan; Zhou, Jun-Lin; Zhang, Zi-Ke</p> <p>2013-04-01</p> <p>Recommender systems have developed rapidly and successfully. The system aims to help <span class="hlt">users</span> find relevant items from a potentially overwhelming set of choices. However, most of the existing recommender algorithms focused on the traditional <span class="hlt">user</span>-item similarity computation, other than incorporating the social interests into the recommender systems. As we know, each <span class="hlt">user</span> has their own preference field, they may influence their <span class="hlt">friends</span>' preference in their expert field when considering the social interest on their <span class="hlt">friends</span>' item collecting. In order to model this social interest, in this paper, we proposed a simple method to compute <span class="hlt">users</span>' social interest on the specific items in the recommender systems, and then integrate this social interest with similarity preference. The experimental results on two real-world datasets Epinions and Friendfeed show that this method can significantly improve not only the algorithmic precision-accuracy but also the diversity-accuracy.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4431254','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4431254"><span id="translatedtitle">A Method to <span class="hlt">Accurately</span> Estimate the Muscular Torques of Human Wearing Exoskeletons by Torque Sensors</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Hwang, Beomsoo; Jeon, Doyoung</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>In exoskeletal robots, the quantification of the <span class="hlt">user’s</span> muscular effort is important to recognize the <span class="hlt">user’s</span> motion intentions and evaluate motor abilities. In this paper, we attempt to estimate <span class="hlt">users</span>’ muscular efforts <span class="hlt">accurately</span> using joint torque sensor which contains the measurements of dynamic effect of human body such as the inertial, Coriolis, and gravitational torques as well as torque by active muscular effort. It is important to extract the dynamic effects of the <span class="hlt">user’s</span> limb <span class="hlt">accurately</span> from the measured torque. The <span class="hlt">user’s</span> limb dynamics are formulated and a convenient method of identifying <span class="hlt">user</span>-specific parameters is suggested for estimating the <span class="hlt">user’s</span> muscular torque in robotic exoskeletons. Experiments were carried out on a wheelchair-integrated lower limb exoskeleton, EXOwheel, which was equipped with torque sensors in the hip and knee joints. The proposed methods were evaluated by 10 healthy participants during body weight-supported gait training. The experimental results show that the torque sensors are to estimate the muscular torque <span class="hlt">accurately</span> in cases of relaxed and activated muscle conditions. PMID:25860074</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20020015803&hterms=Schrodinger+equation&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3DSchrodinger%2Bequation','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20020015803&hterms=Schrodinger+equation&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3DSchrodinger%2Bequation"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Evaluation of Quantum Integrals</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Galant, D. C.; Goorvitch, D.; Witteborn, Fred C. (Technical Monitor)</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>Combining an appropriate finite difference method with Richardson's extrapolation results in a simple, highly <span class="hlt">accurate</span> numerical method for solving a Schrodinger's equation. Important results are that error estimates are provided, and that one can extrapolate expectation values rather than the wavefunctions to obtain highly <span class="hlt">accurate</span> expectation values. We discuss the eigenvalues, the error growth in repeated Richardson's extrapolation, and show that the expectation values calculated on a crude mesh can be extrapolated to obtain expectation values of high accuracy.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23350565','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23350565"><span id="translatedtitle">Conceptualizing age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> community characteristics in a sample of urban elders: an exploratory factor analysis.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Smith, Richard J; Lehning, Amanda J; Dunkle, Ruth E</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Accurate</span> conceptualization and measurement of age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> community characteristics would help to reduce barriers to documenting the effects on elders of interventions to create such communities. This article contributes to the measurement of age-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> communities through an exploratory factor analysis of items reflecting an existing US Environmental Protection Agency policy framework. From a sample of urban elders (n = 1,376), we identified 6 factors associated with demographic and health characteristics: access to business and leisure, social interaction, access to health care, neighborhood problems, social support, and community engagement. Future research should explore the effects of these factors across contexts and populations. PMID:23350565</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('//www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ri0422.photos.363387p/','SCIGOV-HHH'); return false;" href="//www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ri0422.photos.363387p/"><span id="translatedtitle">View southwest toward Eldred Avenue from within <span class="hlt">Friend</span>'s Burial Ground, ...</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/">Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>View southwest toward Eldred Avenue from within <span class="hlt">Friend</span>'s Burial Ground, Benjamin Carr Farm in distance through the trees - <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Burial Ground, Eldred & Beacon Avenues, Jamestown, Newport County, RI</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4311636','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4311636"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">FRIEND</span> Engine Framework: a real time neurofeedback client-server system for neuroimaging studies</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Basilio, Rodrigo; Garrido, Griselda J.; Sato, João R.; Hoefle, Sebastian; Melo, Bruno R. P.; Pamplona, Fabricio A.; Zahn, Roland; Moll, Jorge</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>In this methods article, we present a new implementation of a recently reported FSL-integrated neurofeedback tool, the standalone version of “Functional Real-time Interactive Endogenous Neuromodulation and Decoding” (<span class="hlt">FRIEND</span>). We will refer to this new implementation as the <span class="hlt">FRIEND</span> Engine Framework. The framework comprises a client-server cross-platform solution for real time fMRI and fMRI/EEG neurofeedback studies, enabling flexible customization or integration of graphical interfaces, devices, and data processing. This implementation allows a fast setup of novel plug-ins and frontends, which can be shared with the <span class="hlt">user</span> community at large. The <span class="hlt">FRIEND</span> Engine Framework is freely distributed for non-commercial, research purposes. PMID:25688193</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20010092007','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20010092007"><span id="translatedtitle">ARDS <span class="hlt">User</span> Manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Fleming, David P.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>Personal computers (PCs) are now used extensively for engineering analysis. their capability exceeds that of mainframe computers of only a few years ago. Programs originally written for mainframes have been ported to PCs to make their use easier. One of these programs is ARDS (Analysis of Rotor Dynamic Systems) which was developed at Arizona State University (ASU) by Nelson et al. to quickly and <span class="hlt">accurately</span> analyze rotor steady state and transient response using the method of component mode synthesis. The original ARDS program was ported to the PC in 1995. Several extensions were made at ASU to increase the capability of mainframe ARDS. These extensions have also been incorporated into the PC version of ARDS. Each mainframe extension had its own <span class="hlt">user</span> manual generally covering only that extension. Thus to exploit the full capability of ARDS required a large set of <span class="hlt">user</span> manuals. Moreover, necessary changes and enhancements for PC ARDS were undocumented. The present document is intended to remedy those problems by combining all pertinent information needed for the use of PC ARDS into one volume.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22personal+intelligence%22&id=EJ947308','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22personal+intelligence%22&id=EJ947308"><span id="translatedtitle">Student Attitudes toward Intimacy with Persons Who Are Wheelchair <span class="hlt">Users</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Marini, Irmo; Chan, Roy; Feist, Amber; Flores-Torres, Lelia</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>The present study explored whether students would be attracted to having an intimate relationship with a wheelchair <span class="hlt">user</span> if participants were able to first see a head shot photo and later read a short biography of the person. Four hundred and eight undergraduate students were surveyed regarding their interest in potentially being <span class="hlt">friends</span>, dating…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=sexuality+AND+gender+AND+roles&pg=4&id=EJ947308','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=sexuality+AND+gender+AND+roles&pg=4&id=EJ947308"><span id="translatedtitle">Student Attitudes toward Intimacy with Persons Who Are Wheelchair <span class="hlt">Users</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Marini, Irmo; Chan, Roy; Feist, Amber; Flores-Torres, Lelia</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>The present study explored whether students would be attracted to having an intimate relationship with a wheelchair <span class="hlt">user</span> if participants were able to first see a head shot photo and later read a short biography of the person. Four hundred and eight undergraduate students were surveyed regarding their interest in potentially being <span class="hlt">friends</span>, dating…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li class="active"><span>13</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_13 --> <div id="page_14" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li class="active"><span>14</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="261"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12347466','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12347466"><span id="translatedtitle">Mother-baby <span class="hlt">friendly</span> hospital.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Aragon-choudhury, P</p> <p>1996-01-01</p> <p>In Manila, the Philippines, the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital has been a maternity hospital for 75 years. It averages 90 deliveries a day. Its fees are P200-P500 for a normal delivery and P800-P2000 for a cesarean section. Patients pay what they can and pay the balance when they can. The hospital provides a safe motherhood package that encompasses teaching responsible parenthood, prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum care, breast feeding, family planning, and child survival. In 1986, the hospital introduced innovative policies and procedures that promote, protect, and support breast feeding. It has a rooming-in policy that has saved the hospital P6.5 million so far. In the prenatal stage, hospital staff inform pregnant women that colostrum protects the newborn against infections, that suckling stimulates milk production, and that there is no basis to the claim of having insufficient breast milk. Sales representatives of milk substitutes are banned from the hospital. Staff confiscate milk bottles or formula. A lactation management team demonstrates breast feeding procedures. Mothers also receive support on the correct way of breast feeding from hospital staff, volunteers from the Catholic Women's League, consumer groups, and women lawyers. The hospital's policy is no breast milk, no discharge. This encourages mothers to motivate each other to express milk immediately after birth. The hospital has received numerous awards for its breast feeding promotion efforts. UNICEF has designated Fabella Hospital as a model of the Baby-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Hospital Initiative. The hospital serves as the National Lactation Management Education Training Center. People from other developing countries have received training in lactation management here. The First Lady of the Philippines, the First Lady of the US, and the Queen of Spain have all visited the hospital. The hospital has also integrated its existing services into a women's health care center. PMID:12347466</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/12068','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/12068"><span id="translatedtitle">Elemental ABAREX -- a <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Smith, A.B.</p> <p>1999-05-26</p> <p>ELEMENTAL ABAREX is an extended version of the spherical optical-statistical model code ABAREX, designed for the interpretation of neutron interactions with elemental targets consisting of up to ten isotopes. The contributions from each of the isotopes of the element are explicitly dealt with, and combined for comparison with the elemental observables. Calculations and statistical fitting of experimental data are considered. The code is written in FORTRAN-77 and arranged for use on the IBM-compatible personal computer (PC), but it should operate effectively on a number of other systems, particularly VAX/VMS and IBM work stations. Effort is taken to make the code <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span>. With this document a reasonably skilled individual should become fluent with the use of the code in a brief period of time.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10109574','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10109574"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User`s</span> guide and physics manual for the SCATPlus circuit code</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Yapuncich, M.L.; Deninger, W.J.; Gribble, R.F.</p> <p>1994-05-09</p> <p>ScatPlus is a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> circuit code and an expandable library of circuit models for electrical components and devices; it can be used to predict the transient behavior in electric circuits. The heart of ScatPlus is the transient circuit solver SCAT written in 1986 by R.F. Gribble. This manual includes system requirements, physics manual, ScatPlus component library, tutorial, ScatPlus screen, menus and toolbar, ScatPlus tool bar, procedures.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/226430','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/226430"><span id="translatedtitle">CHEMFORM <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Sjoreen, A.; Toran, L.</p> <p>1996-01-01</p> <p>CHEMFORM is a DOS-based program which converts geochemical data files into the format read by the U.S. Geological Survey family of models: WATEQ4F, PHREEQE, or NETPATH. These geochemical models require data formatted in a particular order, which typically does not match data storage. CHEMFORM converts geochemical data that are stored in an ASCII file to input files that can be read by these models, without being re-entered by hand. The data may be in any order and format in the original file, as long as they are separated by blanks. The location of each data element in the input file is entered in CHEMFORM. Any required data that are not present in your file may also be entered. The positions of the data in the input file are saved to be used as defaults for the next run. CHEMFORM runs in two modes. In the first mode, it will read one input file and write one output file. The input file may contain data on multiple lines, and the <span class="hlt">user</span> will specify both line number and position of each item in CHEMFORM. This mode facilitates the conversion of the input from one model to the format needed by another model. In the second mode, the CHEMFORM input files contains more than one water analysis. All the geochemical data for a given sample are stored on one line, and CHEMFORM writes an output file for each line. This mode is useful when many samples are available for a site in the same format (different monitoring points or samples taken at different times from one monitoring point).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=253131&keyword=vitamin&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=58552708&CFTOKEN=11066486','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=253131&keyword=vitamin&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=58552708&CFTOKEN=11066486"><span id="translatedtitle">Environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> preparation of metal nanoparticles</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The book chapter summarizes the “state of the art” in the exploitation of various environmentally-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> synthesis approaches, reaction precursors and conditions to manufacture metal and metal oxide nanoparticles for a vast variety of purposes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=253131&keyword=vitamin&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=61750867&CFTOKEN=31227858','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=253131&keyword=vitamin&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=61750867&CFTOKEN=31227858"><span id="translatedtitle">Environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> preparation of metal nanoparticles</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The book chapter summarizes the “state of the art” in the exploitation of various environmentally-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> synthesis approaches, reaction precursors and conditions to manufacture metal and metal oxide nanoparticles for a vast variety of purposes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012SPIE.8394E..07V','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012SPIE.8394E..07V"><span id="translatedtitle">Sparse and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> high resolution SAR imaging</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Vu, Duc; Zhao, Kexin; Rowe, William; Li, Jian</p> <p>2012-05-01</p> <p>We investigate the usage of an adaptive method, the Iterative Adaptive Approach (IAA), in combination with a maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimate to reconstruct high resolution SAR images that are both sparse and <span class="hlt">accurate</span>. IAA is a nonparametric weighted least squares algorithm that is robust and <span class="hlt">user</span> parameter-free. IAA has been shown to reconstruct SAR images with excellent side lobes suppression and high resolution enhancement. We first reconstruct the SAR images using IAA, and then we enforce sparsity by using MAP with a sparsity inducing prior. By coupling these two methods, we can produce a sparse and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> high resolution image that are conducive for feature extractions and target classification applications. In addition, we show how IAA can be made computationally efficient without sacrificing accuracies, a desirable property for SAR applications where the size of the problems is quite large. We demonstrate the success of our approach using the Air Force Research Lab's "Gotcha Volumetric SAR Data Set Version 1.0" challenge dataset. Via the widely used FFT, individual vehicles contained in the scene are barely recognizable due to the poor resolution and high side lobe nature of FFT. However with our approach clear edges, boundaries, and textures of the vehicles are obtained.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/97021','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/97021"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Interface Program for secure electronic tags</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cai, Y.; Koehl, E.R.; Carlson, R.D.; Raptis, A.C.</p> <p>1995-05-01</p> <p>This report summarizes and documents the efforts of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in developing a secure tag communication <span class="hlt">user</span> interface program comprising a tag monitor and a communication tool. This program can perform the same functions as the software that was developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), but it is enhanced with a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> screen. It represents the first step in updating the TRANSCOM Tracking System (TRANSCOM) by incorporating a tag communication screen menu into the main menu of the TRANSCOM <span class="hlt">user</span> program. A working version of TRANSCOM, enhanced with ANL secure-tag graphics, will strongly support the Department of Energy Warhead Dismantlement/Special Nuclear Materials Control initiatives. It will allow commercial satellite tracking of the movements and operational activities of treaty-limited items and transportation vehicles throughout Europe and the former USSR, as well as the continental US.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhyA..436..629L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhyA..436..629L"><span id="translatedtitle">Ranking online quality and reputation via the <span class="hlt">user</span> activity</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Liu, Xiao-Lu; Guo, Qiang; Hou, Lei; Cheng, Can; Liu, Jian-Guo</p> <p>2015-10-01</p> <p>How to design an <span class="hlt">accurate</span> algorithm for ranking the object quality and <span class="hlt">user</span> reputation is of importance for online rating systems. In this paper we present an improved iterative algorithm for online ranking object quality and <span class="hlt">user</span> reputation in terms of the <span class="hlt">user</span> degree (IRUA), where the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s reputation is measured by his/her rating vector, the corresponding objects' quality vector and the <span class="hlt">user</span> degree. The experimental results for the empirical networks show that the AUC values of the IRUA algorithm can reach 0.9065 and 0.8705 in Movielens and Netflix data sets, respectively, which is better than the results generated by the traditional iterative ranking methods. Meanwhile, the results for the synthetic networks indicate that <span class="hlt">user</span> degree should be considered in real rating systems due to <span class="hlt">users</span>' rating behaviors. Moreover, we find that enhancing or reducing the influences of the large-degree <span class="hlt">users</span> could produce more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> reputation ranking lists.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24479528','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24479528"><span id="translatedtitle">The more <span class="hlt">friends</span>, the less political talk? Predictors of Facebook discussions among college students.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Jang, S Mo; Lee, Hoon; Park, Yong Jin</p> <p>2014-05-01</p> <p>Although previous research has indicated that Facebook <span class="hlt">users</span>, especially young adults, can cultivate their civic values by talking about public matters with their Facebook <span class="hlt">friends</span>, little research has examined the predictors of political discussion on Facebook. Using survey data from 442 college students in the United States, this study finds that individual characteristics and network size influence college students' expressive behavior on Facebook related to two controversial topics: gay rights issues and politics. In line with previous studies about offline political discussion, the results show that conflict avoidance and ambivalence about target issues are negatively associated with Facebook discussions. Perhaps the most interesting finding is that <span class="hlt">users</span> who have a large number of Facebook <span class="hlt">friends</span> are less likely to talk about politics and gay rights issues on Facebook despite having access to increasing human and information resources. Theoretical implications of these findings and future directions are addressed. PMID:24479528</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010SPIE.7709E..05K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010SPIE.7709E..05K"><span id="translatedtitle">Improving situation awareness using a hub architecture for <span class="hlt">friendly</span> force tracking</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Karkkainen, Anssi P.</p> <p>2010-04-01</p> <p>Situation Awareness (SA) is the perception of environmental elements within a volume of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their future status. In a military environment the most critical elements to be tracked are followed elements are either <span class="hlt">friendly</span> or hostile forces. Poor knowledge of locations of <span class="hlt">friendly</span> forces easily leads into the situation in which the troops could be under firing by own troops or in which decisions in a command and control system are based on incorrect tracking. Thus the <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Force Tracking (FFT) is a vital part of building situation awareness. FFT is basically quite simple in theory; collected tracks are shared through the networks to all troops. In real world, the situation is not so clear. Poor communication capabilities, lack of continuous connectivity n and large number of <span class="hlt">user</span> on different level provide high requirements for FFT systems. In this paper a simple architecture for <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Force Tracking is presented. The architecture is based on NFFI (NATO <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Force Information) hubs which have two key features; an ability to forward tracking information and an ability to convert information into the desired format. The hub based approach provides a lightweight and scalable solution, which is able to use several types of communication media (GSM, tactical radios, TETRA etc.). The system is also simple to configure and maintain. One main benefit of the proposed architecture is that it is independent on a message format. It communicates using NFFI messages, but national formats are also allowed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/uwg/charter','SCIGOV-ASDC'); return false;" href="https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/uwg/charter"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Working Group Charter</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/">Atmospheric Science Data Center </a></p> <p></p> <p>2014-04-29</p> <p>... Amended 2010   The Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) <span class="hlt">User</span> Working Group (UWG) is chartered by the Earth Observing ... of the ASDC <span class="hlt">user</span> interface, development of the Information Management System (IMS), and ASDC <span class="hlt">user</span> conferences requirements for and ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=creation&pg=3&id=EJ996907','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=creation&pg=3&id=EJ996907"><span id="translatedtitle">Usability Testing, <span class="hlt">User</span>-Centered Design, and LibGuides Subject Guides: A Case Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Sonsteby, Alec; DeJonghe, Jennifer</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Usability testing has become a routine way for many libraries to ensure that their Web presence is <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> and accessible. At the same time, popular subject guide creation systems, such as LibGuides, decentralize Web content creation and put authorship into the hands of librarians who may not be trained in <span class="hlt">user</span>-centered design principles. At…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=90420&keyword=printer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57445543&CFTOKEN=65965030','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=90420&keyword=printer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57445543&CFTOKEN=65965030"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">USER</span>'S GUIDE FOR GLOED VERSION 1.0 - THE GLOBAL EMISSIONS DATABASE</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The document is a <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide for the EPA-developed, powerful software package, Global Emissions Database (GloED). GloED is a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span>, menu-driven tool for storing and retrieving emissions factors and activity data on a country-specific basis. Data can be selected from dat...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=types+AND+public+AND+relations&pg=5&id=ED556174','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=types+AND+public+AND+relations&pg=5&id=ED556174"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Experience of Mobile Interactivity: How Do Mobile Websites Affect Attitudes and Relational Outcomes?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Dou, Xue</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Mobile media offer new opportunities for fostering communications between individuals and companies. Corporate websites are being increasingly accessed via smart phones and companies are scrambling to offer a mobile-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> <span class="hlt">user</span> experience on their sites. However, very little is known about how interactivity in the mobile context affects <span class="hlt">user</span>…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ982977.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ982977.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">Influence of Learning Styles on Graphical <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface Preferences for e-Learners</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Dedic, Velimir; Markovic, Suzana</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Implementing Web-based educational environment requires not only developing appropriate architectures, but also incorporating human factors considerations. <span class="hlt">User</span> interface becomes the major channel to convey information in e-learning context: a well-designed and <span class="hlt">friendly</span> enough interface is thus the key element in helping <span class="hlt">users</span> to get the best…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=124878&keyword=research+AND+spending&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57668446&CFTOKEN=14584555','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=124878&keyword=research+AND+spending&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57668446&CFTOKEN=14584555"><span id="translatedtitle">GEOSTATISTICS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT: A <span class="hlt">USER</span>'S MANUAL FOR THE GEOPACK (VERSION 1.0) GEOSTATISTICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>GEOPACK, a comprehensive <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> geostatistical software system, was developed to help in the analysis of spatially correlated data. The software system was developed to be used by scientists, engineers, regulators, etc., with little experience in geostatistical techniques...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=aids&pg=6&id=EJ964095','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=aids&pg=6&id=EJ964095"><span id="translatedtitle">How to Make Financial Aid "Freshman-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span>"</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Pugh, Susan L.; Johnson, David B.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Ultimately, making financial aid "freshman <span class="hlt">friendly</span>" also makes financial aid "sophomore <span class="hlt">friendly</span>," "junior <span class="hlt">friendly</span>," and "senior <span class="hlt">friendly</span>." Indiana University has in place an Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) model that includes focused financial aid packaging strategies complemented by unique contact services and communication interventions…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=AIDS&pg=6&id=EJ964095','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=AIDS&pg=6&id=EJ964095"><span id="translatedtitle">How to Make Financial Aid "Freshman-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span>"</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Pugh, Susan L.; Johnson, David B.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Ultimately, making financial aid "freshman <span class="hlt">friendly</span>" also makes financial aid "sophomore <span class="hlt">friendly</span>," "junior <span class="hlt">friendly</span>," and "senior <span class="hlt">friendly</span>." Indiana University has in place an Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) model that includes focused financial aid packaging strategies complemented by unique contact services and communication interventions…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/430691','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/430691"><span id="translatedtitle">Machine learning of <span class="hlt">user</span> profiles: Representational issues</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bloedorn, E.; Mani, I.; MacMillan, T.R.</p> <p>1996-12-31</p> <p>As more information becomes available electronically, tools for finding information of interest to <span class="hlt">users</span> becomes increasingly important. The goal of the research described here is to build a system for generating comprehensible <span class="hlt">user</span> profiles that <span class="hlt">accurately</span> capture <span class="hlt">user</span> interest with minimum <span class="hlt">user</span> interaction. The research described here focuses on the importance of a suitable generalization hierarchy and representation for learning profiles which are predictively <span class="hlt">accurate</span> and comprehensible. In our experiments we evaluated both traditional features based on weighted term vectors as well as subject features corresponding to categories which could be drawn from a thesaurus. Our experiments, conducted in the context of a content-based profiling system for on-line newspapers on the World Wide Web (the IDD News Browser), demonstrate the importance of a generalization hierarchy and the promise of combining natural language processing techniques with machine learning (ML) to address an information retrieval (ER) problem.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li class="active"><span>14</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_14 --> <div id="page_15" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li class="active"><span>15</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="281"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10193366','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10193366"><span id="translatedtitle">Xwake 1.0 <span class="hlt">user`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Saewert, G.; Jurgens, T.; Harfoush, F.</p> <p>1994-07-01</p> <p>Xwake is a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) code for wake potential and impedance calculations of rotationally symmetric structures. Geometry boundaries are automatically meshed, or modeled, by a choice of either of two approximations, the typical {open_quotes}stepped edge{close_quotes} modeling, or the new {open_quotes}contour{close_quotes} modeling. Contouring means geometry boundaries described with curves and angles are not distorted to follow the rectangular grid; rather, the grid is adjusted to follow the contour of the geometry boundaries. It offers computer run time savings for large problems or intricate geometries for a given mesh compared with stepped edge modeling. Using stepped approximations with Xwake, on the other hand, one is able to model materials of any linear media type. Ultimately, three solutions are computed, wake potential versus wake length, wake spectrum versus frequency - a Fourier transform (FFT) of the wake potential, and wake impedance versus frequency. Xwake is an OSF/Motif application providing a graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface (GUI) for ease of use. It is written in ANSI C for portability and currently runs on UNIX platforms.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/5687861','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/5687861"><span id="translatedtitle">Development of an intelligent <span class="hlt">user</span> interface for NASA's scientific databases</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Campbell, W.J.; Roelofs, L.H.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) has initiated an Intelligent Data Management (IDM) research effort which has as one of its components, the development of an Intelligent <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface (IUI). The intent of the IUI effort is to develop a <span class="hlt">friendly</span> and intelligent <span class="hlt">user</span> interface service that is based on expert systems and natural language processing technologies. This paper presents the design concepts, development approach and evaluation of performance of a prototype Intelligent <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface Subsystem (IUIS) supporting an operational database. 16 references.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1012499','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1012499"><span id="translatedtitle">JEDI Marine and Hydrokinetic Model: <span class="hlt">User</span> Reference Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Goldberg, M.; Previsic, M.</p> <p>2011-04-01</p> <p>The Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model (JEDI) for Marine and Hydrokinetics (MHK) is a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> spreadsheet-based tool designed to demonstrate the economic impacts associated with developing and operating MHK power systems in the United States. The JEDI MHK <span class="hlt">User</span> Reference Guide was developed to assist <span class="hlt">users</span> in using and understanding the model. This guide provides information on the model's underlying methodology, as well as the sources and parameters used to develop the cost data utilized in the model. This guide also provides basic instruction on model add-in features, operation of the model, and a discussion of how the results should be interpreted.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=faculty+AND+research&pg=4&id=EJ1011670','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=faculty+AND+research&pg=4&id=EJ1011670"><span id="translatedtitle">Gender Norms and Institutional Culture: The Family-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> versus the Father-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> University</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Sallee, Margaret W.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>This article investigates the role that gender norms and expectations about parenting play in establishing the family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> versus the father-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> university. Using interviews with 51 male faculty at three research universities, the article considers how faculty and administrators' actions perpetuate cultures that promote or hinder…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3772736','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3772736"><span id="translatedtitle">Health Promotion via Deaf-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Ministries</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Branz, Patricia; Fager, Matthew; Seegers, Sharon; Shimasaki, Suzuho</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Deaf community members face many barriers to accessing health information. This paper discusses the feasibility of creating a nationwide network of Deaf-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> ministries to help disseminate cancer information in American Sign Language (ASL) to the Deaf community. Deaf-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> ministries (N=403), identified through Internet searches and one-on-one referrals, were sent up to three mailed invitations to join the network. Over half of the ministries responded, with 191 (47.4 %) of the ministries joining the network, completing a baseline survey and receiving ASL cancer education videos to share with members of their congregation and community. Fifteen (3.7 %) responded that they were not interested or no longer had a Deaf-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> ministry; the rest did not respond or their invitations were returned as undeliverable. As the program progressed, an additional 238 Deaf-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> ministries were identified. To date, 61 (25.6 %) agreed to participate after the single invitation that was mailed. This network of Deaf-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> ministries offers a promising dissemination partner. PMID:22941763</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26187089','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26187089"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> Helping <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: a nonrandomized control trial of a peer-based response to dating violence.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Amar, Angela F; Tuccinardi, Nicole; Heislein, Julie; Simpson, Somatra</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Dating violence is a significant problem for older adolescents with implications for the survivor's health. Survivors disclose the violence to <span class="hlt">friends</span> who are often ill equipped to help them manage the consequences. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Helping <span class="hlt">Friends</span>, a community-level education program to teach older adolescents to recognize and intervene in dating violence. A convenience sample of 101 students aged 18 to 22 years were nonrandomly allocated to a treatment or control group and completed pre- and post-test measures. Compared with the control group, treatment group participants reported increased perceived responsibility to help, skills to act as a bystander, and intention to help and decreased rape myth acceptance. <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Helping <span class="hlt">Friends</span> shows promise as an effective strategy for older adolescent females in the prevention and response to dating violence. PMID:26187089</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/206913','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/206913"><span id="translatedtitle">CaWingz <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cha, Ben-chin</p> <p>1994-04-25</p> <p>This document assumes that you have read and understood the Wingz <span class="hlt">user`s</span> manuals. CaWingz is an external Wingz program which, when combined with a set of script files, provides easy-to-use EPICS channel access interface functions for Wingz <span class="hlt">users</span>. The external function run allows Wingz <span class="hlt">user</span> to invoke any Unix processor within caWingz. Few additional functions for accessing static database field and monitoring of value change event is available for EPICS <span class="hlt">users</span> after release 3.11. The functions, script files, and usage are briefly described in this document. The script files supplied here serve as examples only. <span class="hlt">Users</span> are responsible for generating their own spreadsheet and script files. CaWingz communicates with IOC through channel access function calls.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/206646','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/206646"><span id="translatedtitle">CaWave <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cha, Ben-chin</p> <p>1993-09-01</p> <p>CaWave <span class="hlt">User`s</span> Guide explains how to use the CaWave functions which were specifically written in PV-WAVE command language and C language for EPICS <span class="hlt">users</span>. CaWave consists of a special set of external channel access functions which provides the PV-WAVE <span class="hlt">users</span> with easy and flexible access of channel information across the IOC networks. It also provides a complete set of process variable event monitoring functions. This document also gives examples how a PV-WAVE <span class="hlt">user</span> can interface to channel access devices. It is assumed that the <span class="hlt">user</span> is already familiar with using PV-WAVE. Few simple example modules of using PV-WAVE command language with CaWave functions are also given in this document.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25631181','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25631181"><span id="translatedtitle">[Fostering LGBT-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> healthcare services].</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Wei, Han-Ting; Chen, Mu-Hong; Ku, Wen-Wei</p> <p>2015-02-01</p> <p>LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) patients suffer from stigma and discrimination when seeking healthcare. A large LGBT healthcare survey revealed that 56% of gay patients and 70% of transgender patients suffered some type of discrimination while seeking healthcare in 2014. The fostering of LGBT-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> healthcare services is not just an advanced step of gender mainstreaming but also a fulfillment of health equality and equity. Additionally, LGBT-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> healthcare services are expected to provide new opportunities for healthcare workers. Therefore, proactive government policies, education, research, and clinical practice should all encourage the development of these healthcare services. We look forward to a well-developed LGBT-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> healthcare system in Taiwan. PMID:25631181</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=IA&pg=4&id=EJ924422','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=IA&pg=4&id=EJ924422"><span id="translatedtitle">The <span class="hlt">User</span> Experience</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Schmidt, Aaron</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">User</span> experience (UX) is about arranging the elements of a product or service to optimize how people will interact with it. In this article, the author talks about the importance of <span class="hlt">user</span> experience and discusses the design of <span class="hlt">user</span> experiences in libraries. He first looks at what UX is. Then he describes three kinds of <span class="hlt">user</span> experience design: (1)…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=DesignDesign&id=EJ924422','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=DesignDesign&id=EJ924422"><span id="translatedtitle">The <span class="hlt">User</span> Experience</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Schmidt, Aaron</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">User</span> experience (UX) is about arranging the elements of a product or service to optimize how people will interact with it. In this article, the author talks about the importance of <span class="hlt">user</span> experience and discusses the design of <span class="hlt">user</span> experiences in libraries. He first looks at what UX is. Then he describes three kinds of <span class="hlt">user</span> experience design: (1)…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986PASP...98..520T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986PASP...98..520T"><span id="translatedtitle">More <span class="hlt">accurate</span> time from the Heathkit most <span class="hlt">accurate</span> clock</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Tollefson, M. V.; Bloomer, R. H., Jr.</p> <p>1986-05-01</p> <p>The addition of an auxiliary circuit to the Heathkit GC-1000 clock is described. The circuit, which consists of two integrated circuits, two resistors, and three capacitors, will supply a more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> timing pulse to the computer. The circuit contains two input signals and produces one output; the inputs are multiplexed seven-digit displays (two digits for hour, minute, and second, and one for tenths of a second) and the output appears as a string of about 10 low-going pulses about 1.25 ms in duration. Low pass filters (R1 and C1) are utilized to eliminate extraneous pulses. The materials and procedures for attaching the circuit to the clock are examined. The software for the data set ready signal, and the method for <span class="hlt">accurate</span> timing of data collection are discussed. The accuracy of the clock is evaluated and it is observed that the circuit improves the correct time provided by the clock from + or - 29 ms to + or - 5 ms.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1233336','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1233336"><span id="translatedtitle">Assessment of <span class="hlt">User</span> Home Location Geoinference Methods</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Harrison, Joshua J.; Bell, Eric B.; Corley, Courtney D.; Dowling, Chase P.; Cowell, Andrew J.</p> <p>2015-05-29</p> <p>This study presents an assessment of multiple approaches to determine the home and/or other important locations to a Twitter <span class="hlt">user</span>. In this study, we present a unique approach to the problem of geotagged data sparsity in social media when performing geoinferencing tasks. Given the sparsity of explicitly geotagged Twitter data, the ability to perform <span class="hlt">accurate</span> and reliable <span class="hlt">user</span> geolocation from a limited number of geotagged posts has proven to be quite useful. In our survey, we have achieved accuracy rates of over 86% in matching Twitter <span class="hlt">user</span> profile locations with their inferred home locations derived from geotagged posts.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&pg=6&id=EJ963723','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&pg=6&id=EJ963723"><span id="translatedtitle">Competence, Problem Behavior, and the Effects of Having No <span class="hlt">Friends</span>, Aggressive <span class="hlt">Friends</span>, or Nonaggressive <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: A Four-Year Longitudinal Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Palmen, Hanneke; Vermande, Marjolijn M.; Dekovic, Maja; van Aken, Marcel A. G.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>This study examined the longitudinal relations between competence (academic achievement and social preference) and problem behavior (loneliness and aggression) in 741 elementary school boys and girls in the Netherlands (Grades 1-5). Also, we examined the moderation effects of having no <span class="hlt">friends</span>, aggressive <span class="hlt">friends</span>, or nonaggressive <span class="hlt">friends</span> on the…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=competence&pg=6&id=EJ963723','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=competence&pg=6&id=EJ963723"><span id="translatedtitle">Competence, Problem Behavior, and the Effects of Having No <span class="hlt">Friends</span>, Aggressive <span class="hlt">Friends</span>, or Nonaggressive <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: A Four-Year Longitudinal Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Palmen, Hanneke; Vermande, Marjolijn M.; Dekovic, Maja; van Aken, Marcel A. G.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>This study examined the longitudinal relations between competence (academic achievement and social preference) and problem behavior (loneliness and aggression) in 741 elementary school boys and girls in the Netherlands (Grades 1-5). Also, we examined the moderation effects of having no <span class="hlt">friends</span>, aggressive <span class="hlt">friends</span>, or nonaggressive <span class="hlt">friends</span> on the…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870041171&hterms=telematics&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3Dtelematics','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19870041171&hterms=telematics&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D20%26Ntt%3Dtelematics"><span id="translatedtitle">The development of an intelligent <span class="hlt">user</span> interface for NASA's scientific databases</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Campbell, William J.; Roelofs, Larry H.</p> <p>1986-01-01</p> <p>The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) has initiated an Intelligent Data Management (IDM) research effort which has as one of its components, the development of an Intelligent <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface (IUI). The intent of the IUI effort is to develop a <span class="hlt">friendly</span> and intelligent <span class="hlt">user</span> interface service that is based on expert systems and natural language processing technologies. This paper presents the design concepts, development approach and evaluation of performance of a prototype Intelligent <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface Subsystem (IUIS) supporting an operational database.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/5300261','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/5300261"><span id="translatedtitle">TOPAZ - the transient one-dimensional pipe flow analyzer: <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Winters, W.S.</p> <p>1985-07-01</p> <p>TOPAZ is a ''<span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span>'' computer code for modeling the one-dimensional-transient physics of multi-species gas transfer in arbitrary arrangements of pipes, valves, vessels, and flow branches. This document serves as a <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual for the code, and should provide potential <span class="hlt">users</span> with enough information to take advantage of many of the code's capabilities. Details regarding equations and numerics, example problems, applications, and modeling assumptions will be discussed in companion documents.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24810424','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24810424"><span id="translatedtitle">Efficient and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> fragmentation methods.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Pruitt, Spencer R; Bertoni, Colleen; Brorsen, Kurt R; Gordon, Mark S</p> <p>2014-09-16</p> <p>Conspectus Three novel fragmentation methods that are available in the electronic structure program GAMESS (general atomic and molecular electronic structure system) are discussed in this Account. The fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method can be combined with any electronic structure method to perform <span class="hlt">accurate</span> calculations on large molecular species with no reliance on capping atoms or empirical parameters. The FMO method is highly scalable and can take advantage of massively parallel computer systems. For example, the method has been shown to scale nearly linearly on up to 131?000 processor cores for calculations on large water clusters. There have been many applications of the FMO method to large molecular clusters, to biomolecules (e.g., proteins), and to materials that are used as heterogeneous catalysts. The effective fragment potential (EFP) method is a model potential approach that is fully derived from first principles and has no empirically fitted parameters. Consequently, an EFP can be generated for any molecule by a simple preparatory GAMESS calculation. The EFP method provides <span class="hlt">accurate</span> descriptions of all types of intermolecular interactions, including Coulombic interactions, polarization/induction, exchange repulsion, dispersion, and charge transfer. The EFP method has been applied successfully to the study of liquid water, ?-stacking in substituted benzenes and in DNA base pairs, solvent effects on positive and negative ions, electronic spectra and dynamics, non-adiabatic phenomena in electronic excited states, and nonlinear excited state properties. The effective fragment molecular orbital (EFMO) method is a merger of the FMO and EFP methods, in which interfragment interactions are described by the EFP potential, rather than the less <span class="hlt">accurate</span> electrostatic potential. The use of EFP in this manner facilitates the use of a smaller value for the distance cut-off (Rcut). Rcut determines the distance at which EFP interactions replace fully quantum mechanical calculations on fragment-fragment (dimer) interactions. The EFMO method is both more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> and more computationally efficient than the most commonly used FMO implementation (FMO2), in which all dimers are explicitly included in the calculation. While the FMO2 method itself does not incorporate three-body interactions, such interactions are included in the EFMO method via the EFP self-consistent induction term. Several applications (ranging from clusters to proteins) of the three methods are discussed to demonstrate their efficacy. The EFMO method will be especially exciting once the analytic gradients have been completed, because this will allow geometry optimizations, the prediction of vibrational spectra, reaction path following, and molecular dynamics simulations using the method. PMID:24810424</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=waste+AND+water&pg=3&id=EJ888631','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=waste+AND+water&pg=3&id=EJ888631"><span id="translatedtitle">Going Green: Environmentally <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Schools Pay Off</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>LaFee, Scott</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>The notion of campuses that are energy-efficient and ecologically <span class="hlt">friendly</span>, and that provide a healthy, productive, comfortable environment for students and staff has been around for some time. But for many educators, green schools have remained more good intention than proven approach, a huge risk that few school leaders could--or would--take.…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23666555','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23666555"><span id="translatedtitle">Best <span class="hlt">friends</span>' discussions of social dilemmas.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>McDonald, Kristina L; Malti, Tina; Killen, Melanie; Rubin, Kenneth H</p> <p>2014-02-01</p> <p>Peer relationships, particularly friendships, have been theorized to contribute to how children and adolescents think about social and moral issues. The current study examined how young adolescent best <span class="hlt">friends</span> (191 dyads; 53.4% female) reason together about multifaceted social dilemmas and how their reasoning is related to friendship quality. Mutually-recognized friendship dyads were videotaped discussing dilemmas entailing moral, social-conventional and prudential/pragmatic issues. Both dyad members completed a self-report measure of friendship quality. Dyadic data analyses guided by the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model indicated that adolescent and <span class="hlt">friend</span> reports of friendship qualities were related to the forms of reasoning used during discussion. <span class="hlt">Friends</span> who both reported that they could resolve conflicts in a constructive way were more likely to use moral reasoning than <span class="hlt">friends</span> who reported that their conflict resolution was poor or disagreed on the quality of their conflict resolution. The findings provide evidence for the important role that friendship interaction may play in adolescents' social and moral development. 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Relationships with peers, <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and adults help to shape knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to health. Recognizing healthy or unhealthy characteristics allow youth to strengthen relationships and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3796162','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3796162"><span id="translatedtitle">Best <span class="hlt">Friends</span>’ Discussions of Social Dilemmas</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>McDonald, Kristina L.; Malti, Tina; Killen, Melanie; Rubin, Kenneth H.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Peer relationships, particularly friendships, have been theorized to contribute to how children and adolescents think about social and moral issues. The current study examined how young adolescent best <span class="hlt">friends</span> (191 dyads; 53.4% female) reason together about multifaceted social dilemmas and how their reasoning is related to friendship quality. Mutually-recognized friendship dyads were videotaped discussing dilemmas entailing moral, social-conventional and prudential/pragmatic issues. Both dyad members completed a self-report measure of friendship quality. Dyadic data analyses guided by the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model indicated that adolescent and <span class="hlt">friend</span>'s reports of friendship qualities were related to the forms of reasoning used during discussion. <span class="hlt">Friends</span> who both reported that they could resolve conflicts in a constructive way were more likely to use moral reasoning than <span class="hlt">friends</span> who reported that their conflict resolution was poor or disagreed on the quality of their conflict resolution. The findings provide evidence for the important role that friendship interaction may play in adolescents’ social and moral development. PMID:23666555</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=digital+AND+clock&id=EJ406292','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=digital+AND+clock&id=EJ406292"><span id="translatedtitle">How <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Is Your Computer Corner?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Ramondetta, June</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>The article describes ways to encourage effective classroom computer use. Setup of the computer corner is crucial. A <span class="hlt">friendly</span> corner should include things like explanatory posters, disk boxes, a digital clock, earphones, a timer, chairs, and a wheeled cart. A sign-up sheet encourages efficient scheduling, which is also critical. (SM)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=258070','TEKTRAN'); return false;" href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=258070"><span id="translatedtitle">Progress in environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> lubricant development</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/TekTran.htm">Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> lubricants comprise ingredients derived from natural raw materials such as those harvested from farms, forests, etc. There is a great deal of interest in such lubricants because of their potential economic, environmental, health, and safety benefits over petroleum-based prod...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Cobweb&id=EJ559485','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Cobweb&id=EJ559485"><span id="translatedtitle">Cultivating a Brain-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Classroom.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Biller, Lowell W.</p> <p>1997-01-01</p> <p>Recent research has revealed remarkable data about the intricacies of brain-based learning and the integration of this knowledge into the academic setting. Prudent educators can create a brain-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> classroom by developing an emotionally and physically safe environment, using laughter and simple exercises to eliminate mental cobwebs, creating…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED458325.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED458325.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">Kid-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Cities Report Card, 2001.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Polansky, Lee S., Ed.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>This report examines the health and wellbeing of children in the United States' largest cities, covering every city with a population of 100,000 or more, as well as the largest cities in states without any cities of this size. Research shows that many cities are becoming more child-<span class="hlt">friendly</span>, with better access to good education, jobs, and health…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=prolongation+AND+lifespan+AND+rats+AND+repeated+AND+oral+AND+administration+AND+%5b&pg=7&id=EJ1074459','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=prolongation+AND+lifespan+AND+rats+AND+repeated+AND+oral+AND+administration+AND+%5b&pg=7&id=EJ1074459"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friend</span> Flips: A Story Activity about Relationships</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Szucs, Leigh; Reyes, Jovanni V.; Farmer, Jennifer; Wilson, Kelly L.; McNeill, Elisa Beth</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Adolescents are influenced by the type, length and quality of the connections shared with different people throughout their lifespan. Relationships with peers, <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and adults help to shape knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to health. Recognizing healthy or unhealthy characteristics allow youth to strengthen relationships and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1018358','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1018358"><span id="translatedtitle">Higgs <span class="hlt">friends</span> and counterfeits at hadron colliders</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Fox, Patrick J.; Tucker-Smith, David; Weiner, Neal; /New York U., CCPP /New York U. /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study</p> <p>2011-04-01</p> <p>We consider the possibility of 'Higgs counterfeits' - scalars that can be produced with cross sections comparable to the SM Higgs, and which decay with identical relative observable branching ratios, but which are nonetheless not responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking. We also consider a related scenario involving 'Higgs <span class="hlt">friends</span>,' fields similarly produced through gg fusion processes, which would be discovered through diboson channels WW,ZZ,{gamma}{gamma}, or even {gamma}Z, potentially with larger cross sections times branching ratios than for the Higgs. The discovery of either a Higgs <span class="hlt">friend</span> or a Higgs counterfeit, rather than directly pointing towards the origin of the weak scale, would indicate the presence of new colored fields necessary for the sizable production cross section (and possibly new colorless but electroweakly charged states as well, in the case of the diboson decays of a Higgs <span class="hlt">friend</span>). These particles could easily be confused for an ordinary Higgs, perhaps with an additional generation to explain the different cross section, and we emphasize the importance of vector boson fusion as a channel to distinguish a Higgs counterfeit from a true Higgs. Such fields would naturally be expected in scenarios with 'effective Z's,' where heavy states charged under the SM produce effective charges for SM fields under a new gauge force. We discuss the prospects for discovery of Higgs counterfeits, Higgs <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and associated charged fields at the LHC.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-10-18/pdf/2010-26080.pdf','FEDREG'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-10-18/pdf/2010-26080.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">75 FR 63851 - Draft <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Organizations Policy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR">Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014</a></p> <p></p> <p>2010-10-18</p> <p>... Fish and Wildlife Service Draft <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Organizations Policy AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service... Service (Service), propose to establish a policy to guide Service employees to increase efficiency and... the continuing benefit of the American people.'' This draft policy provides guidance for...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/talking-about-suicide.html','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/talking-about-suicide.html"><span id="translatedtitle">My <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Is Talking about Suicide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... About Suicide. What Should I Do? KidsHealth > For Teens > My <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do? Print A A A ... both teens and adults) are reluctant to ask teens if they have been thinking about suicide or hurting themselves. That's because they're afraid ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook+AND+relationships&pg=4&id=EJ955120','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook+AND+relationships&pg=4&id=EJ955120"><span id="translatedtitle">Class List [not equal to] <span class="hlt">Friend</span> List</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Hunter, Eileen</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, also known as the Missouri Facebook Law, forbids exclusive or private conversations between teachers and students on Facebook. A judge has granted an injunction against it, but this issue has sparked a debate among teachers about whether they should be Facebook <span class="hlt">friends</span> with current students and in what ways…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=good+AND+water+AND+quality&id=EJ888631','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=good+AND+water+AND+quality&id=EJ888631"><span id="translatedtitle">Going Green: Environmentally <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Schools Pay Off</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>LaFee, Scott</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>The notion of campuses that are energy-efficient and ecologically <span class="hlt">friendly</span>, and that provide a healthy, productive, comfortable environment for students and staff has been around for some time. But for many educators, green schools have remained more good intention than proven approach, a huge risk that few school leaders could--or would--take.…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=math+AND+models&pg=6&id=ED557861','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=math+AND+models&pg=6&id=ED557861"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friend</span> Influence on Achievement during Middle Childhood</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>DeLay, Dawn</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>This study was designed to investigate <span class="hlt">friend</span> influence on academic achievement and task avoidance during middle childhood in a sample of 794 participants in 397 stable same-sex friendship dyads (205 girl dyads and 192 boy dyads) from four municipalities in Finland: two in Central Finland, one in Western Finland, and one in Eastern Finland.…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010telq.conf...92D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010telq.conf...92D"><span id="translatedtitle">Legibility for <span class="hlt">Users</span> with Visual Disabilities</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>de Lobo, Theresa</p> <p></p> <p>The aim of the research is to highlight the design for <span class="hlt">users</span> with visual disabilities. In order to ensure validity, objectivity, and <span class="hlt">accurately</span> information the following requirements were considered: Talking Signs, Tactile Maps, Floor Markings, Dual Signs, Color Contrast and Sans-serif Letters [3].</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19740020296','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19740020296"><span id="translatedtitle">On numerically <span class="hlt">accurate</span> finite element</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Nagtegaal, J. C.; Parks, D. M.; Rice, J. R.</p> <p>1974-01-01</p> <p>A general criterion for testing a mesh with topologically similar repeat units is given, and the analysis shows that only a few conventional element types and arrangements are, or can be made suitable for computations in the fully plastic range. Further, a new variational principle, which can easily and simply be incorporated into an existing finite element program, is presented. This allows <span class="hlt">accurate</span> computations to be made even for element designs that would not normally be suitable. Numerical results are given for three plane strain problems, namely pure bending of a beam, a thick-walled tube under pressure, and a deep double edge cracked tensile specimen. The effects of various element designs and of the new variational procedure are illustrated. Elastic-plastic computation at finite strain are discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3847114','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3847114"><span id="translatedtitle">Real-Time fMRI Pattern Decoding and Neurofeedback Using <span class="hlt">FRIEND</span>: An FSL-Integrated BCI Toolbox</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Sato, João R.; Basilio, Rodrigo; Paiva, Fernando F.; Garrido, Griselda J.; Bramati, Ivanei E.; Bado, Patricia; Tovar-Moll, Fernanda; Zahn, Roland; Moll, Jorge</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>The demonstration that humans can learn to modulate their own brain activity based on feedback of neurophysiological signals opened up exciting opportunities for fundamental and applied neuroscience. Although EEG-based neurofeedback has been long employed both in experimental and clinical investigation, functional MRI (fMRI)-based neurofeedback emerged as a promising method, given its superior spatial resolution and ability to gauge deep cortical and subcortical brain regions. In combination with improved computational approaches, such as pattern recognition analysis (e.g., Support Vector Machines, SVM), fMRI neurofeedback and brain decoding represent key innovations in the field of neuromodulation and functional plasticity. Expansion in this field and its applications critically depend on the existence of freely available, integrated and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> tools for the neuroimaging research community. Here, we introduce <span class="hlt">FRIEND</span>, a graphic-oriented <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interface package for fMRI neurofeedback and real-time multivoxel pattern decoding. The package integrates routines for image preprocessing in real-time, ROI-based feedback (single-ROI BOLD level and functional connectivity) and brain decoding-based feedback using SVM. <span class="hlt">FRIEND</span> delivers an intuitive graphic interface with flexible processing pipelines involving optimized procedures embedding widely validated packages, such as FSL and libSVM. In addition, a <span class="hlt">user</span>-defined visual neurofeedback module allows <span class="hlt">users</span> to easily design and run fMRI neurofeedback experiments using ROI-based or multivariate classification approaches. <span class="hlt">FRIEND</span> is open-source and free for non-commercial use. Processing tutorials and extensive documentation are available. PMID:24312569</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009CNSNS..14.1766Q','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009CNSNS..14.1766Q"><span id="translatedtitle">Analysis for an environmental <span class="hlt">friendly</span> seedling breeding system</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Qu, Y. H.; Wei, X. M.; Hou, Y. F.; Chen, B.; Chen, G. Q.; Lin, C.</p> <p>2009-04-01</p> <p>Most seedlings of crops are produced in solar greenhouse or nursery, from which some problems about energy waste and environment pollution arise. This study aims at investigating the characteristics and effect of an environmental <span class="hlt">friendly</span> type seedling breeding system. The results demonstrate that crops can grow with a short period and little pollution in the new seedling breeding system with total manpower controllable environment that is not influenced by geography, climate and other natural conditions. By multilayer, nonplanar seedling breeding and annual batches arrangement, utilization ratio of unit area land and seedlings yield can be improved for several times and even more than 10 times. Conclusions can be obtained from the tomato seedling breeding experiments: (1) each growth index of tomato seedlings that are under the conditions of 291 ?mol/m2 s artificial illumination intensity is remarkably better than those produced in greenhouse with natural lights. (2) The environment of the seedling breeding system can be <span class="hlt">accurately</span> controlled. The segmented temperature changed management can be applied according to the photosynthetic characteristics of plants, and not affected by the outside environment, which makes each growth index of tomato seedling constant in different seasons. The seedlings thus grow strong and can achieve the level of commodity seedlings after 20-30 days. (3) The temperature and humidity environment of the seedling breeding system can be <span class="hlt">accurately</span> controlled according to plants growth demands.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920014748','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920014748"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> interface <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide for HYPGEN</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Chiu, Ing-Tsau</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">user</span> interface (UI) of HYPGEN is developed using Panel Library to shorten the learning curve for new <span class="hlt">users</span> and provide easier ways to run HYPGEN for casual <span class="hlt">users</span> as well as for advanced <span class="hlt">users</span>. Menus, buttons, sliders, and type-in fields are used extensively in UI to allow <span class="hlt">users</span> to point and click with a mouse to choose various available options or to change values of parameters. On-line help is provided to give <span class="hlt">users</span> information on using UI without consulting the manual. Default values are set for most parameters and boundary conditions are determined by UI to further reduce the effort needed to run HYPGEN; however, <span class="hlt">users</span> are free to make any changes and save it in a file for later use. A hook to PLOT3D is built in to allow graphics manipulation. The viewpoint and min/max box for PLOT3D windows are computed by UI and saved in a PLOT3D journal file. For large grids which take a long time to generate on workstations, the grid generator (HYPGEN) can be run on faster computers such as Crays, while UI stays at the workstation.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/friends/friend_cuts.html','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/friends/friend_cuts.html"><span id="translatedtitle">How Can I Help a <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Who Cuts?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... What If a <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Rejects Help? Be an Informed <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Anna was wearing long sleeves under her ... therapist or counselor. Therapists who specialize in treating adolescents often are experienced in working with people who ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19790019227','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19790019227"><span id="translatedtitle">NASCAP <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual, 1978</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Cassidy, J. J., III</p> <p>1978-01-01</p> <p>NASCAP simulates the charging process for a complex object in either tenuous plasma (geosynchronous orbit) or ground test (electron gun source) environment. Program control words, the structure of <span class="hlt">user</span> input files, and various <span class="hlt">user</span> options available are described in this computer programmer's <span class="hlt">user</span> manual.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li class="active"><span>16</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_16 --> <div id="page_17" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li class="active"><span>17</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="321"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/news/atmospheric-science-user-forum','SCIGOV-ASDC'); return false;" href="https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/news/atmospheric-science-user-forum"><span id="translatedtitle">Atmoshperic Science <span class="hlt">User</span> Forum</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/">Atmospheric Science Data Center </a></p> <p></p> <p>2016-02-26</p> <p>article title:  Atmospheric Science <span class="hlt">User</span> Forum     View Larger Image ... ASDC is pleased to announce the release of the Atmospheric Science <span class="hlt">User</span> Forum. The purpose of this forum is to improve <span class="hlt">user</span> service, quality, and efficiency of NASA atmospheric science data by providing a quick and easy way to facilitate scientific ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1131374','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1131374"><span id="translatedtitle">TRL Computer System <span class="hlt">User’s</span> Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.</p> <p>2014-01-31</p> <p>We have developed a wiki-based graphical <span class="hlt">user</span>-interface system that implements our technology readiness level (TRL) uncertainty models. This document contains the instructions for using this wiki-based system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/206889','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/206889"><span id="translatedtitle">CaMath <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cha, Ben-chin; Daly, B.</p> <p>1994-07-13</p> <p>CaMath is an external Mathematica package which can be loaded into Mathematica by a <span class="hlt">user</span>. CaMath consists of a special set of channel access functions which provides the Mathematica <span class="hlt">users</span> with easy and flexible access of channel information across the IOC networks. It also provides a complete set of process variable event monitoring functions. The available functions for CaMath, their functionality, and their syntax are described herein. This document also gives examples how a Mathematica <span class="hlt">user</span> can interface to channel access devices. It is assumed that the <span class="hlt">user</span> is already familiar with using Mathematica. Few examples of Mathematica module of using CaMath functions are also given in this document.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005SPIE.5638..387T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005SPIE.5638..387T"><span id="translatedtitle">Ultrahighly <span class="hlt">accurate</span> 3D profilometer</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Tsutsumi, Hideki; Yoshizumi, Keiichi; Takeuchi, Hiroyuki</p> <p>2005-02-01</p> <p>We have developed an Ultrahigh-<span class="hlt">Accurate</span> 3-D Profilometer (UA3P), which, using a new, in-house-developed atomic force probe, has an accuracy of 10 nm. It is capable of measuring corners as small as 2 micro meter in radius and can cover an area up to 400 x 400 x 90 (mm), providing a powerful boost to nano-level processing. A commercial product was introduced in 1994. Examples of the key components made possible by this technology include aspherical lenses (used for a Blu-ray Disc device, a next-generation DVD, digital cameras, cellular phones, optical communications), free form lenses (used for frennel lens common to CD and DVD, laser printer lens, multi focus glass lens, cubic phase plate to extend depth of focus), gigabit semiconductor wafers, hard discs, air conditioner scroll vanes, DVC cylinders. The premiere ultra high-precision three-dimensional profilometer delivers superb performance using a variety of micro-measurements for a wide range of applications.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/984713','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/984713"><span id="translatedtitle">LauePt, a graphical-<span class="hlt">user</span>-interface program for simulating and analyzing white-beam x-ray diffraction Laue patterns.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Huang, X.</p> <p>2010-08-01</p> <p>LauePt is a robust and extremely easy-to-use Windows application for <span class="hlt">accurately</span> simulating, indexing and analyzing white-beam X-ray diffraction Laue patterns of any crystals under arbitrary diffraction geometry. This program has a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> graphic interface and can be conveniently used by nonspecialists with little X-ray diffraction or crystallography knowledge. Its wide range of applications include (1) determination of single-crystal orientation with the Laue method, (2) white-beam topography, (3) white-beam microdiffraction, (4) X-ray studies of twinning, domains and heterostructures, (5) verification or determination of crystal structures from white-beam diffraction, and (6) teaching of X-ray crystallography.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=client+AND+attraction&pg=7&id=EJ231752','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=client+AND+attraction&pg=7&id=EJ231752"><span id="translatedtitle">What Are <span class="hlt">Friends</span> For? Students' Expectations of the Friendship Encounter.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Parham, William D.; Tinsley, Howard E.A.</p> <p>1980-01-01</p> <p>Examines factors contributing to a person's desire to talk to a <span class="hlt">friend</span> about personal problems. Results suggest that students value genuine, accepting, confrontive <span class="hlt">friends</span> whom they can trust. In contrast, the expectancies that counselors are directive, expert, tolerant, and trustworthy are higher than those for the <span class="hlt">friend</span>. (Author)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=network&pg=3&id=EJ1049566','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=network&pg=3&id=EJ1049566"><span id="translatedtitle">Ethnic Differences among <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Networks Later in Life</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Kang, Hyunsook; Hebert, Corie</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>This study seeks to broaden the understanding of <span class="hlt">friend</span> relationships in older adults and the differences in those <span class="hlt">friend</span> relationships among various ethnic groups. Secondary data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) was analyzed to test the hypothesis that Caucasian older adults have stronger <span class="hlt">friend</span> networks than older…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=phase+AND+fringe&id=EJ806119','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=phase+AND+fringe&id=EJ806119"><span id="translatedtitle">More Colleges Are Adding Family-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Benefits</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Wilson, Robin</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>Results of a new survey of family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> benefits by the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor show that stopping the tenure clock has become the most common family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> benefit in higher education, following paid maternity leave. Other family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> policies that top the list in academe allow…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=burnout&id=EJ1050362','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=burnout&id=EJ1050362"><span id="translatedtitle">Maternal Affection Moderates <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Influence on Schoolwork Engagement</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Marion, Donna; Laursen, Brett; Kiuru, Noona; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Salmela-Aro, Katariina</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>This study investigated <span class="hlt">friend</span> influence over adolescent schoolwork engagement in 160 same-sex <span class="hlt">friend</span> dyads (94 female dyads and 66 male dyads). Participants were approximately 16 years of age at the outset. Each <span class="hlt">friend</span> described his or her own schoolwork engagement, school burnout, and perceptions of maternal affection. The results revealed that…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=clock&pg=5&id=EJ806119','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=clock&pg=5&id=EJ806119"><span id="translatedtitle">More Colleges Are Adding Family-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Benefits</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Wilson, Robin</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>Results of a new survey of family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> benefits by the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor show that stopping the tenure clock has become the most common family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> benefit in higher education, following paid maternity leave. Other family-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> policies that top the list in academe allow…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook+AND+relationships&pg=3&id=EJ922436','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook+AND+relationships&pg=3&id=EJ922436"><span id="translatedtitle">"<span class="hlt">Friending</span>" Professors, Parents and Bosses: A Facebook Connection Conundrum</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Karl, Katherine A.; Peluchette, Joy V.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>The ever-growing popularity of Facebook has led some educators to ponder what role social networking might have in education. The authors examined student reactions to <span class="hlt">friend</span> requests from people outside their regular network of <span class="hlt">friends</span> including professors, parents, and employers. We found students have the most positive reactions to <span class="hlt">friend</span>…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=hispanic+AND+literature&pg=3&id=EJ1049566','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=hispanic+AND+literature&pg=3&id=EJ1049566"><span id="translatedtitle">Ethnic Differences among <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Networks Later in Life</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Kang, Hyunsook; Hebert, Corie</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>This study seeks to broaden the understanding of <span class="hlt">friend</span> relationships in older adults and the differences in those <span class="hlt">friend</span> relationships among various ethnic groups. Secondary data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) was analyzed to test the hypothesis that Caucasian older adults have stronger <span class="hlt">friend</span> networks than older…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Aggressiveness&pg=6&id=EJ750227','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Aggressiveness&pg=6&id=EJ750227"><span id="translatedtitle">Shared Targets for Aggression by Early Adolescent <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Card, Noel A.; Hodges, Ernest V. E.</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>Similarity in early adolescent <span class="hlt">friends</span>' general aggressiveness is well known, but questions remain regarding the degree to which <span class="hlt">friends</span> aggress against the same victims. The authors examined this by administering the newly created Dyadic Aggression and Victimization Inventory to 417 sixth- through eighth-grade boys and girls (53%). <span class="hlt">Friends</span> …</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=campbell&pg=6&id=EJ878952','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=campbell&pg=6&id=EJ878952"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> of Survivors: The Community Impact of Unwanted Sexual Experiences</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Banyard, Victoria L.; Moynihan, Mary M.; Walsh, Wendy A.; Cohn, Ellen S.; Ward, Sally</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Since sexual assault survivors are most likely to disclose their experiences to a <span class="hlt">friend</span>; prevention efforts increasingly focus on <span class="hlt">friends</span> as informal helpers. The current study examined <span class="hlt">friends</span>' perceptions of the disclosure experience. Undergraduates (N = 1,241) at the University of New Hampshire completed a shortened version of the Ahrens and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/565626','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/565626"><span id="translatedtitle">DOSFAC2 <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Young, M.L.; Chanin, D.</p> <p>1997-12-01</p> <p>This document describes the DOSFAC2 code, which is used for generating dose-to-source conversion factors for the MACCS2 code. DOSFAC2 is a revised and updated version of the DOSFAC code that was distributed with version 1.5.11 of the MACCS code. included are (1) an overview and background of DOSFAC2, (2) a summary of two new functional capabilities, and (3) a <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide. 20 refs., 5 tabs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08insidecover.html','NIH-MEDLINEPLUS'); return false;" href="https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08insidecover.html"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the National Library of Medicine - Letter from <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the NLM Chairman Paul G. Rogers</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://medlineplus.gov/">MedlinePLUS</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>... Letter from <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the NLM Chairman Paul G. Rogers Past Issues / Winter 2008 Table of Contents ... for your interest in NIH MedlinePlus . Sincerely, Paul G. Rogers, Chairman <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the National Library of ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25694168','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25694168"><span id="translatedtitle">Environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> transistors and circuits on paper.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Pettersson, Fredrik; Remonen, Tommi; Adekanye, David; Zhang, Yanxi; Wilén, Carl-Eric; Österbacka, Ronald</p> <p>2015-04-27</p> <p>We created environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> low-voltage, ion-modulated transistors (IMTs) that can be fabricated successfully on a paper substrate. A range of ionic liquids (ILs) based on choline chloride (ChoCl) were used as the electrolytic layer in the IMTs. Different organic compounds were mixed with ChoCl to create solution-processable deep eutectic mixtures that are liquid or semiliquid at room temperature. In the final, solid version of the IMT, the ILs are also solidified by using a commercial binder to create printable transistor structures The semiconductor layer in the IMT is also substituted with a blend of the original semiconductor and a biodegradable polymer insulator. This reduces the amount of expensive and potentially harmful semiconductor used, and it also provides increased transistor performance, especially increasing the device switching speed. These environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> IMTs are then used to create ring oscillators, logic gates, and memories on paper. PMID:25694168</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1040763','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1040763"><span id="translatedtitle">Industrial Wireless Sensor Standards; A <span class="hlt">User</span> Perspective</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Sorge, John N; Taft, Cyrus W.; Manges, Wayne W</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Future industrial use of wireless instrumentation will undoubtedly increase dramatically in the coming years. Deployment of such instrumentation in an industrial setting with its security and robustness criteria that are much more stringent than residential performance criteria hinges on <span class="hlt">user</span> acceptance of verified performance as well as meeting cost requirements. Today, circa 2011, these industrial <span class="hlt">users</span> are faced with many choices when specifying a wireless sensor network, including radio performance, battery life, interoperability concerns, and standards compliance. With industrial <span class="hlt">users</span> standing on the precipice to order and deploy (literally) millions of wireless instruments, it is imperative that <span class="hlt">accurate</span> information for applying the technology to real-world applications be available to the end-<span class="hlt">user</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930010928','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930010928"><span id="translatedtitle">Robot-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> connector. [space truss structures</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Parma, George F. (Inventor); Vandeberghe, Mark H. (Inventor); Ruiz, Steve C. (Inventor)</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Robot <span class="hlt">friendly</span> connectors, which, in one aspect, are truss joints with two parts, a receptacle and a joint, are presented. The joints have a head which is loosely inserted into the receptacle and is then tightened and aligned. In one aspect, the head is a rounded hammerhead which initially is enclosed in the receptacle with sloppy fit provided by the shape, size, and configuration of surfaces on the head and on the receptacle.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=recycled+AND+materials&id=EJ1004605','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=recycled+AND+materials&id=EJ1004605"><span id="translatedtitle">CAD Instructor Designs Eco-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Shed</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Schwendau, Mark</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Dissatisfied with the options offered by big box stores--and wanting to save some money and go as green as possible--the author puts his design and construction skills to good use. In this article, he shares how he designed and built an eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> shed. He says he is very pleased with the results of working with his own design, reducing waste,…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li class="active"><span>17</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_17 --> <div id="page_18" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li class="active"><span>18</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="341"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=CAD&pg=6&id=EJ1004605','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=CAD&pg=6&id=EJ1004605"><span id="translatedtitle">CAD Instructor Designs Eco-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Shed</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Schwendau, Mark</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Dissatisfied with the options offered by big box stores--and wanting to save some money and go as green as possible--the author puts his design and construction skills to good use. In this article, he shares how he designed and built an eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> shed. He says he is very pleased with the results of working with his own design, reducing waste,…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19880007066','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19880007066"><span id="translatedtitle">The crustal dynamics intelligent <span class="hlt">user</span> interface anthology</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Short, Nicholas M., Jr.; Campbell, William J.; Roelofs, Larry H.; Wattawa, Scott L.</p> <p>1987-01-01</p> <p>The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) has initiated an Intelligent Data Management (IDM) research effort which has, as one of its components, the development of an Intelligent <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface (IUI). The intent of the IUI is to develop a <span class="hlt">friendly</span> and intelligent <span class="hlt">user</span> interface service based on expert systems and natural language processing technologies. The purpose of such a service is to support the large number of potential scientific and engineering <span class="hlt">users</span> that have need of space and land-related research and technical data, but have little or no experience in query languages or understanding of the information content or architecture of the databases of interest. This document presents the design concepts, development approach and evaluation of the performance of a prototype IUI system for the Crustal Dynamics Project Database, which was developed using a microcomputer-based expert system tool (M. 1), the natural language query processor THEMIS, and the graphics software system GSS. The IUI design is based on a multiple view representation of a database from both the <span class="hlt">user</span> and database perspective, with intelligent processes to translate between the views.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3725210','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3725210"><span id="translatedtitle">From Family to <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: Does Witnessing Interparental Violence Affect Young Adults’ Relationships with <span class="hlt">Friends</span>?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Mandal, Mahua; Hindin, Michelle J.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Purpose Childhood exposure to violence in one’s family of origin has been closely linked to subsequent perpetration and victimization of intimate partner violence. There is, however, little research on the relationship between witnessing violence and subsequent peer violence. This study investigates the effects of witnessing interparental violence among Filipino young adults on their use and experience of psychological aggression with <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Methods The data source for this study was the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey. Recent perpetration and victimization of <span class="hlt">friend</span> psychological aggression among young adults ages 21–22 years was assessed through self-reports from the 2005 survey, and witnessing interparental violence during childhood was assessed through self-reports from the 2002 survey. Multinomial logistic regression was used to examine the effects of witnessing interparental violence on subsequent use and experience of <span class="hlt">friend</span> psychological aggression. Analyses were stratified by gender. Results About 13% of females and 4% of males perpetrated psychological aggression towards close <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and about 4% of females and males were victims. Fourteen percent of females and 3% of males experienced bidirectional psychological aggression. About 44% of females and 47% of males had, during childhood, witnessed their parents physically hurt one another. Witnessing maternal and reciprocal interparental violence during childhood significantly predicted bidirectional <span class="hlt">friend</span> psychological aggression among males. Among females, witnessing interparental violence did not significantly predict involvement with <span class="hlt">friend</span> psychological aggression. Conclusions Violence prevention programs should consider using family-centered interventions, and apply a gendered lens to their application. Further research on gender differences in <span class="hlt">friend</span> aggression is recommended. PMID:23697789</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23790356','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23790356"><span id="translatedtitle">Facebook <span class="hlt">friends</span> with (health) benefits? Exploring social network site use and perceptions of social support, stress, and well-being.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Nabi, Robin L; Prestin, Abby; So, Jiyeon</p> <p>2013-10-01</p> <p>There is clear evidence that interpersonal social support impacts stress levels and, in turn, degree of physical illness and psychological well-being. This study examines whether mediated social networks serve the same palliative function. A survey of 401 undergraduate Facebook <span class="hlt">users</span> revealed that, as predicted, number of Facebook <span class="hlt">friends</span> associated with stronger perceptions of social support, which in turn associated with reduced stress, and in turn less physical illness and greater well-being. This effect was minimized when interpersonal network size was taken into consideration. However, for those who have experienced many objective life stressors, the number of Facebook <span class="hlt">friends</span> emerged as the stronger predictor of perceived social support. The "more-<span class="hlt">friends</span>-the-better" heuristic is proposed as the most likely explanation for these findings. PMID:23790356</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1221578','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1221578"><span id="translatedtitle">Towards <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Application Characterization for Exascale (APEX)</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Hammond, Simon David</p> <p>2015-09-01</p> <p>Sandia National Laboratories has been engaged in hardware and software codesign activities for a number of years, indeed, it might be argued that prototyping of clusters as far back as the CPLANT machines and many large capability resources including ASCI Red and RedStorm were examples of codesigned solutions. As the research supporting our codesign activities has moved closer to investigating on-node runtime behavior a nature hunger has grown for detailed analysis of both hardware and algorithm performance from the perspective of low-level operations. The Application Characterization for Exascale (APEX) LDRD was a project concieved of addressing some of these concerns. Primarily the research was to intended to focus on generating <span class="hlt">accurate</span> and reproducible low-level performance metrics using tools that could scale to production-class code bases. Along side this research was an advocacy and analysis role associated with evaluating tools for production use, working with leading industry vendors to develop and refine solutions required by our code teams and to directly engage with production code developers to form a context for the application analysis and a bridge to the research community within Sandia. On each of these accounts significant progress has been made, particularly, as this report will cover, in the low-level analysis of operations for important classes of algorithms. This report summarizes the development of a collection of tools under the APEX research program and leaves to other SAND and L2 milestone reports the description of codesign progress with Sandia’s production <span class="hlt">users</span>/developers.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19850026206','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19850026206"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span>'s operating procedures. Volume 2: Scout project financial analysis program</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Harris, C. G.; Haris, D. K.</p> <p>1985-01-01</p> <p>A review is presented of the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s operating procedures for the Scout Project Automatic Data system, called SPADS. SPADS is the result of the past seven years of software development on a Prime mini-computer located at the Scout Project Office, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. SPADS was developed as a single entry, multiple cross-reference data management and information retrieval system for the automation of Project office tasks, including engineering, financial, managerial, and clerical support. This volume, two (2) of three (3), provides the instructions to operate the Scout Project Financial Analysis program in data retrieval and file maintenance via the <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> menu drivers.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19850026207','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19850026207"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span>'s operating procedures. Volume 3: Projects directorate information programs</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Haris, C. G.; Harris, D. K.</p> <p>1985-01-01</p> <p>A review of the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s operating procedures for the scout project automatic data system, called SPADS is presented. SPADS is the results of the past seven years of software development on a prime mini-computer. SPADS was developed as a single entry, multiple cross-reference data management and information retrieval system for the automation of Project office tasks, including engineering, financial, managerial, and clerical support. This volume, three of three, provides the instructions to operate the projects directorate information programs in data retrieval and file maintenance via the <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> menu drivers.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19850026205','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19850026205"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span>'s operating procedures. Volume 1: Scout project information programs</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Harris, C. G.; Harris, D. K.</p> <p>1985-01-01</p> <p>A review of the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s operating procedures for the Scout Project Automatic Data System, called SPADS is given. SPADS is the result of the past seven years of software development on a Prime minicomputer located at the Scout Project Office. SPADS was developed as a single entry, multiple cross reference data management and information retrieval system for the automation of Project office tasks, including engineering, financial, managerial, and clerical support. The instructions to operate the Scout Project Information programs in data retrieval and file maintenance via the <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> menu drivers is presented.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AAS...22744503C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AAS...22744503C"><span id="translatedtitle">The Gemini Science <span class="hlt">User</span> Support Department: A community-centered approach to <span class="hlt">user</span> support</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Chené, André-Nicolas; Thomas-Osip, Joanna</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>The Gemini Science <span class="hlt">User</span> Support Department (SUSD) was formed a little more than a year ago to create a collaborative community of <span class="hlt">users</span> and staff and to consolidate existing post-observing support throughout the observatory for more efficient use of resources as well as better visibility amongst our <span class="hlt">user</span> community. This poster is an opportunity to exchange ideas about how Gemini can improve your experience while working with the Observatory and present details about new avenues of post-observing support coming soon. We encourage your feedback at any time.Shortly after its creation, the SUSD conducted a complete revision of the communication cycle between Gemini and its community of researchers. The cycle was then revisited from the perspective of an astronomer interested in using Gemini for their research. This exercise led to a series of proposed changes that are currently under development, and the implementation of a sub-selection is expected in 2016, including the following. (1) Email notifications: Gemini <span class="hlt">users</span> will receive new forms of email communications that are more instructive and tailored to their program. The objective is to direct the <span class="hlt">users</span> more efficiently toward the useful links and documentation all along the lifecycle of the program, from phaseII to after the data are completely reduced. (2) HelpDesk system: The HelpDesk will become more <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> and transparent. (3) Webpages: The organization of the Gemini webpages will be redesigned to optimize navigation; especially for anything regarding more critical periods likes phaseIs and phaseIIs. (4) Data Reduction <span class="hlt">User</span> Forum: Following recommendations from Gemini <span class="hlt">users</span>, new capabilities were added to the forum, like email notifications, and a voting system, in order to make it more practical. This forum's objective is to bring the Gemini community together to exchange their ideas, thoughts, questions and solutions about data reduction, a sort of Reddit, StackOverflow or Slashdot for Gemini data.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23781735','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23781735"><span id="translatedtitle">[Perception of crack <span class="hlt">users</span> in relation to use and treatment].</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Gabatz, Ruth Irmgard Bärtschi; Schmidt, Airton Luis; Terra, Marlene Gomes; Padoin, Stela Maris de Mello; da Silva, Adão Ademir; Lacchini, Annie Jeanninne Bisso</p> <p>2013-03-01</p> <p>The aim was to know the perception of crack/cocaine <span class="hlt">users</span> about the use and treatment in a midsize general hospital, located in Rio Grande do Sul. It is a qualitative, descriptive and exploratory research that used semi-structured interviews with eight crack <span class="hlt">users</span>,from September to October 2010. To analyze the data, we used content analysis from which two semantic categories emerged: drug use and seeking treatment. It was evidenced that drug use initiation in adolescence is related to social access or easy economic access, excessive load on studies and work, stress and not knowing about the possibility of chemical dependency, <span class="hlt">friends</span> and family members influences, who also influence them on seeking treatment. We conclude that it is necessary to investigate the issue of crack <span class="hlt">users</span> better and support actions on consume reduction, prevention and education to <span class="hlt">users</span>. PMID:23781735</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25860074','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25860074"><span id="translatedtitle">A method to <span class="hlt">accurately</span> estimate the muscular torques of human wearing exoskeletons by torque sensors.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Hwang, Beomsoo; Jeon, Doyoung</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>In exoskeletal robots, the quantification of the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s muscular effort is important to recognize the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s motion intentions and evaluate motor abilities. In this paper, we attempt to estimate <span class="hlt">users</span>' muscular efforts <span class="hlt">accurately</span> using joint torque sensor which contains the measurements of dynamic effect of human body such as the inertial, Coriolis, and gravitational torques as well as torque by active muscular effort. It is important to extract the dynamic effects of the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s limb <span class="hlt">accurately</span> from the measured torque. The <span class="hlt">user</span>'s limb dynamics are formulated and a convenient method of identifying <span class="hlt">user</span>-specific parameters is suggested for estimating the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s muscular torque in robotic exoskeletons. Experiments were carried out on a wheelchair-integrated lower limb exoskeleton, EXOwheel, which was equipped with torque sensors in the hip and knee joints. The proposed methods were evaluated by 10 healthy participants during body weight-supported gait training. The experimental results show that the torque sensors are to estimate the muscular torque <span class="hlt">accurately</span> in cases of relaxed and activated muscle conditions. PMID:25860074</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19506165','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19506165"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friends</span> of survivors: the community impact of unwanted sexual experiences.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Banyard, Victoria L; Moynihan, Mary M; Walsh, Wendy A; Cohn, Ellen S; Ward, Sally</p> <p>2010-02-01</p> <p>Since sexual assault survivors are most likely to disclose their experiences to a <span class="hlt">friend</span>; prevention efforts increasingly focus on <span class="hlt">friends</span> as informal helpers. The current study examined <span class="hlt">friends</span>' perceptions of the disclosure experience. Undergraduates (N=1,241) at the University of New Hampshire completed a shortened version of the Ahrens and Campbell (2000) Impact on <span class="hlt">Friends</span> measure. Results found that about 1 in 3 female undergraduates and 1 in 5 male students were told by a <span class="hlt">friend</span> that they were a victim of an unwanted sexual experience. Gender differences were found in <span class="hlt">friends</span>' responses to disclosure. Women reported greater emotional distress in response to a <span class="hlt">friend</span>'s disclosure, greater positive responses and lesser-perceived confusion/ineffectiveness as compared to men. Implications include the need to develop specific and clear educational material to help the community cope with and effectively respond to unwanted sexual experiences on college campuses. PMID:19506165</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf','CFR'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">38 CFR 4.46 - <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2010&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2010-07-01</p> <p>... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. 4... RATING DISABILITIES Disability Ratings The Musculoskeletal System § 4.46 <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement of the length of stumps, excursion of joints, dimensions and location of scars with respect...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2014-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2014-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf','CFR2014'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2014-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2014-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">38 CFR 4.46 - <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2014&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2014-07-01</p> <p>... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. 4... RATING DISABILITIES Disability Ratings The Musculoskeletal System § 4.46 <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement of the length of stumps, excursion of joints, dimensions and location of scars with respect...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2013-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf','CFR2013'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2013-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">38 CFR 4.46 - <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2013&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. 4... RATING DISABILITIES Disability Ratings The Musculoskeletal System § 4.46 <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement of the length of stumps, excursion of joints, dimensions and location of scars with respect...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2012-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf','CFR2012'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2012-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">38 CFR 4.46 - <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2012&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2012-07-01</p> <p>... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. 4... RATING DISABILITIES Disability Ratings The Musculoskeletal System § 4.46 <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement of the length of stumps, excursion of joints, dimensions and location of scars with respect...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4807334','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4807334"><span id="translatedtitle">Some computer graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces in radiation therapy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Chow, James C L</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>In this review, five graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces (GUIs) used in radiation therapy practices and researches are introduced. They are: (1) the treatment time calculator, superficial X-ray treatment time calculator (SUPCALC) used in the superficial X-ray radiation therapy; (2) the monitor unit calculator, electron monitor unit calculator (EMUC) used in the electron radiation therapy; (3) the multileaf collimator machine file creator, sliding window intensity modulated radiotherapy (SWIMRT) used in generating fluence map for research and quality assurance in intensity modulated radiation therapy; (4) the treatment planning system, DOSCTP used in the calculation of 3D dose distribution using Monte Carlo simulation; and (5) the monitor unit calculator, photon beam monitor unit calculator (PMUC) used in photon beam radiation therapy. One common issue of these GUIs is that all <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interfaces are linked to complex formulas and algorithms based on various theories, which do not have to be understood and noted by the <span class="hlt">user</span>. In that case, <span class="hlt">user</span> only needs to input the required information with help from graphical elements in order to produce desired results. SUPCALC is a superficial radiation treatment time calculator using the GUI technique to provide a convenient way for radiation therapist to calculate the treatment time, and keep a record for the skin cancer patient. EMUC is an electron monitor unit calculator for electron radiation therapy. Instead of doing hand calculation according to pre-determined dosimetric tables, clinical <span class="hlt">user</span> needs only to input the required drawing of electron field in computer graphical file format, prescription dose, and beam parameters to EMUC to calculate the required monitor unit for the electron beam treatment. EMUC is based on a semi-experimental theory of sector-integration algorithm. SWIMRT is a multileaf collimator machine file creator to generate a fluence map produced by a medical linear accelerator. This machine file controls the multileaf collimator to deliver intensity modulated beams for a specific fluence map used in quality assurance or research. DOSCTP is a treatment planning system using the computed tomography images. Radiation beams (photon or electron) with different energies and field sizes produced by a linear accelerator can be placed in different positions to irradiate the tumour in the patient. DOSCTP is linked to a Monte Carlo simulation engine using the EGSnrc-based code, so that 3D dose distribution can be determined <span class="hlt">accurately</span> for radiation therapy. Moreover, DOSCTP can be used for treatment planning of patient or small animal. PMUC is a GUI for calculation of the monitor unit based on the prescription dose of patient in photon beam radiation therapy. The calculation is based on dose corrections in changes of photon beam energy, treatment depth, field size, jaw position, beam axis, treatment distance and beam modifiers. All GUIs mentioned in this review were written either by the Microsoft Visual Basic.net or a MATLAB GUI development tool called GUIDE. In addition, all GUIs were verified and tested using measurements to ensure their accuracies were up to clinical acceptable levels for implementations.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27027225','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27027225"><span id="translatedtitle">Some computer graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces in radiation therapy.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Chow, James C L</p> <p>2016-03-28</p> <p>In this review, five graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces (GUIs) used in radiation therapy practices and researches are introduced. They are: (1) the treatment time calculator, superficial X-ray treatment time calculator (SUPCALC) used in the superficial X-ray radiation therapy; (2) the monitor unit calculator, electron monitor unit calculator (EMUC) used in the electron radiation therapy; (3) the multileaf collimator machine file creator, sliding window intensity modulated radiotherapy (SWIMRT) used in generating fluence map for research and quality assurance in intensity modulated radiation therapy; (4) the treatment planning system, DOSCTP used in the calculation of 3D dose distribution using Monte Carlo simulation; and (5) the monitor unit calculator, photon beam monitor unit calculator (PMUC) used in photon beam radiation therapy. One common issue of these GUIs is that all <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interfaces are linked to complex formulas and algorithms based on various theories, which do not have to be understood and noted by the <span class="hlt">user</span>. In that case, <span class="hlt">user</span> only needs to input the required information with help from graphical elements in order to produce desired results. SUPCALC is a superficial radiation treatment time calculator using the GUI technique to provide a convenient way for radiation therapist to calculate the treatment time, and keep a record for the skin cancer patient. EMUC is an electron monitor unit calculator for electron radiation therapy. Instead of doing hand calculation according to pre-determined dosimetric tables, clinical <span class="hlt">user</span> needs only to input the required drawing of electron field in computer graphical file format, prescription dose, and beam parameters to EMUC to calculate the required monitor unit for the electron beam treatment. EMUC is based on a semi-experimental theory of sector-integration algorithm. SWIMRT is a multileaf collimator machine file creator to generate a fluence map produced by a medical linear accelerator. This machine file controls the multileaf collimator to deliver intensity modulated beams for a specific fluence map used in quality assurance or research. DOSCTP is a treatment planning system using the computed tomography images. Radiation beams (photon or electron) with different energies and field sizes produced by a linear accelerator can be placed in different positions to irradiate the tumour in the patient. DOSCTP is linked to a Monte Carlo simulation engine using the EGSnrc-based code, so that 3D dose distribution can be determined <span class="hlt">accurately</span> for radiation therapy. Moreover, DOSCTP can be used for treatment planning of patient or small animal. PMUC is a GUI for calculation of the monitor unit based on the prescription dose of patient in photon beam radiation therapy. The calculation is based on dose corrections in changes of photon beam energy, treatment depth, field size, jaw position, beam axis, treatment distance and beam modifiers. All GUIs mentioned in this review were written either by the Microsoft Visual Basic.net or a MATLAB GUI development tool called GUIDE. In addition, all GUIs were verified and tested using measurements to ensure their accuracies were up to clinical acceptable levels for implementations. PMID:27027225</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25084601','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25084601"><span id="translatedtitle">Prospects of DLC coating as environment <span class="hlt">friendly</span> surface treatment process.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Kim, S W; Kim, S G</p> <p>2011-06-01</p> <p>After first commercialization in 90's, the applications of diamond-like carbon (DLC) have been significantly expanded to tool, automobile parts, machineries and moulds to enhance wear and friction properties. Although DLC has many advantages like high hardness, low friction electrical insulating and chemical stability and has the possible market, its application in the field is still very limited due to the gaps of understanding between end-<span class="hlt">user</span> and developer of its advantage of costing. Recently, one of the most popular issues in the surface modification is providing the long lasting super-hydrophilic or -hydrophobic properties on the material surface for the outdoor usage. A lot of material loss is caused due to water corrosion which has to do with the flow and contacts of water like fuel cell separator and air conditioner parts. The consequence of development of functional surface based on the hydrophilic or hydrophobic design for the important parts would be really helpful for materials to be cleaner and more energy effective. Here, we first reviewed the DLC technology and then examined the kind of surface modification as well as its merits and disadvantage. We also looked at how we can improve super-hydrophilic and super hydrophobic for the DLC coating layer as well as current status of technology and arts of DLC. In the end, we would like to suggest it as one of the environmental <span class="hlt">friendly</span> industrial technology. PMID:25084601</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012SPIE.8292E..18S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012SPIE.8292E..18S"><span id="translatedtitle">Bio-inspired color sketch for eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> printing</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Safonov, Ilia V.; Tolstaya, Ekaterina V.; Rychagov, Michael N.; Lee, Hokeun; Kim, Sang Ho; Choi, Donchul</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Saving of toner/ink consumption is an important task in modern printing devices. It has a positive ecological and social impact. We propose technique for converting print-job pictures to a recognizable and pleasant color sketches. Drawing a "pencil sketch" from a photo relates to a special area in image processing and computer graphics - non-photorealistic rendering. We describe a new approach for automatic sketch generation which allows to create well-recognizable sketches and to preserve partly colors of the initial picture. Our sketches contain significantly less color dots then initial images and this helps to save toner/ink. Our bio-inspired approach is based on sophisticated edge detection technique for a mask creation and multiplication of source image with increased contrast by this mask. To construct the mask we use DoG edge detection, which is a result of blending of initial image with its blurred copy through the alpha-channel, which is created from Saliency Map according to Pre-attentive Human Vision model. Measurement of percentage of saved toner and <span class="hlt">user</span> study proves effectiveness of proposed technique for toner saving in eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> printing mode.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li class="active"><span>18</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_18 --> <div id="page_19" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li class="active"><span>19</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="361"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006AGUFMIN11A1146S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006AGUFMIN11A1146S"><span id="translatedtitle">The NASA DAACs Support Earth Science <span class="hlt">Users</span>' Data Needs</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Scott, D.; Brennan, J.; Harrison, S.; Jones, C.; Morris, K.; Schroeder, C.; Schumacher, J.; Wilson, J.; Wolf, V.</p> <p>2006-12-01</p> <p>The NASA EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) archive a variety of diverse Earth science data and provide services to their data <span class="hlt">users</span> via their <span class="hlt">User</span> Services Offices (USOs). There are nine USOs that communicate regularly to provide specific disciplinary or cross-disciplinary expertise and support to our <span class="hlt">user</span> community. The data centers also interact with the NASA Earth science <span class="hlt">user</span> community to determine how to better meet their needs. Sharing information between the data centers results in an enhanced understanding of <span class="hlt">user</span> needs. With this knowledge the data centers are able to further our mission to archive and distribute Earth science data to the research and applications communities, and support data <span class="hlt">users</span>. Through the <span class="hlt">User</span> Services Office each data center provides timely, <span class="hlt">friendly</span>, and professional assistance to <span class="hlt">users</span>. This service includes end-to-end data support, expert assistance in selecting and obtaining data, online data order and access, data set information and documentation, current data-related news, referrals to other data resources, hands-on training and assistance with data-handling and visualization tools. To further serve <span class="hlt">user</span> needs, the data centers have developed and continue to improve upon a variety of specialized <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces, and data subsetting and visualization tools. In addition, the data centers develop a number of value-added products to reach a broader range of end <span class="hlt">users</span>. By serving Earth science <span class="hlt">users</span>, the data centers are meeting one of NASA's primary objectives to advance understanding of Earth's interrelated systems for the benefit of society.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=346618','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=346618"><span id="translatedtitle">Investigating <span class="hlt">Users</span>' Requirements</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Walker, Deborah S.; Lee, Wen-Yu; Skov, Neil M.; Berger, Carl F.; Athley, Brian D.</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>Objective: <span class="hlt">User</span> data and information about anatomy education were used to guide development of a learning environment that is efficient and effective. The research question focused on how to design instructional software suitable for the educational goals of different groups of <span class="hlt">users</span> of the Visible Human data set. The ultimate goal of the study was to provide options for students and teachers to use different anatomy learning modules corresponding to key topics, for course work and professional training. Design: The research used both qualitative and quantitative methods. It was driven by the belief that good instructional design must address learning context information and pedagogic content information. The data collection emphasized measurement of <span class="hlt">users</span>' perspectives, experience, and demands in anatomy learning. Measurement: <span class="hlt">Users</span>' requirements elicited from 12 focus groups were combined and rated by 11 researchers. Collective data were sorted and analyzed by use of multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. Results: A set of functions and features in high demand across all groups of <span class="hlt">users</span> was suggested by the results. However, several subgroups of <span class="hlt">users</span> shared distinct demands. The design of the learning modules will encompass both unified core components and <span class="hlt">user</span>-specific applications. The design templates will allow sufficient flexibility for dynamic insertion of different learning applications for different <span class="hlt">users</span>. Conclusion: This study describes how <span class="hlt">users</span>' requirements, associated with <span class="hlt">users</span>' learning experiences, were systematically collected and analyzed and then transformed into guidelines informing the iterative design of multiple learning modules. Information about learning challenges and processes was gathered to define essential anatomy teaching strategies. A prototype instrument to design and polish the Visible Human <span class="hlt">user</span> interface system is currently being developed using ideas and feedback from <span class="hlt">users</span>. PMID:12087112</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140013262','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20140013262"><span id="translatedtitle">MADS <span class="hlt">Users</span>' Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Moerder, Daniel D.</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>MADS (Minimization Assistant for Dynamical Systems) is a trajectory optimization code in which a <span class="hlt">user</span>-specified performance measure is directly minimized, subject to constraints placed on a low-order discretization of <span class="hlt">user</span>-supplied plant ordinary differential equations. This document describes the mathematical formulation of the set of trajectory optimization problems for which MADS is suitable, and describes the <span class="hlt">user</span> interface. Usage examples are provided.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19790012597','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19790012597"><span id="translatedtitle">Preliminary ISIS <span class="hlt">users</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Grantham, C.</p> <p>1979-01-01</p> <p>The Interactive Software Invocation (ISIS), an interactive data management system, was developed to act as a buffer between the <span class="hlt">user</span> and host computer system. The <span class="hlt">user</span> is provided by ISIS with a powerful system for developing software or systems in the interactive environment. The <span class="hlt">user</span> is protected from the idiosyncracies of the host computer system by providing such a complete range of capabilities that the <span class="hlt">user</span> should have no need for direct access to the host computer. These capabilities are divided into four areas: desk top calculator, data editor, file manager, and tool invoker.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24997041','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24997041"><span id="translatedtitle">Microbiota, immunoregulatory old <span class="hlt">friends</span> and psychiatric disorders.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Rook, Graham A W; Raison, Charles L; Lowry, Christopher A</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Regulation of the immune system is an important function of the gut microbiota. Increasing evidence suggests that modern living conditions cause the gut microbiota to deviate from the form it took during human evolution. Contributing factors include loss of helminth infections, encountering less microbial biodiversity, and modulation of the microbiota composition by diet and antibiotic use. Thus the gut microbiota is a major mediator of the hygiene hypothesis (or as we prefer, "Old <span class="hlt">Friends</span>" mechanism), which describes the role of organisms with which we co-evolved, and that needed to be tolerated, as crucial inducers of immunoregulation. At least partly as a consequence of reduced exposure to immunoregulatory Old <span class="hlt">Friends</span>, many but not all of which resided in the gut, high-income countries are undergoing large increases in a wide range of chronic inflammatory disorders including allergies, autoimmunity and inflammatory bowel diseases. Depression, anxiety and reduced stress resilience are comorbid with these conditions, or can occur in individuals with persistently raised circulating levels of biomarkers of inflammation in the absence of clinically apparent peripheral inflammatory disease. Moreover poorly regulated inflammation during pregnancy might contribute to brain developmental abnormalities that underlie some cases of autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. In this chapter we explain how the gut microbiota drives immunoregulation, how faulty immunoregulation and inflammation predispose to psychiatric disease, and how psychological stress drives further inflammation via pathways that involve the gut and microbiota. We also outline how this two-way relationship between the brain and inflammation implicates the microbiota, Old <span class="hlt">Friends</span> and immunoregulation in the control of stress resilience. PMID:24997041</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20050215163','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20050215163"><span id="translatedtitle">Low-Cost, <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span>, Rapid Analysis of Dynamic Data System Established</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Arend, David J.</p> <p>2004-01-01</p> <p>An issue of primary importance to the development of new jet and certain other airbreathing combined-cycle powered aircraft is the advancement of airframe-integrated propulsion technologies. Namely, engine inlets and their systems and subsystems are required to capture, convert, and deliver the atmospheric airflow demanded by such engines across their operating envelope in a form that can be used to provide efficient, stable thrust. This must be done while also minimizing aircraft drag and weight. Revolutionary inlet designs aided by new technologies are needed to enable new missions. An unwanted byproduct of pursuing these inlet technologies is increased time-variant airflow distortion. Such distortions reduce propulsion system stability, performance, operability, and life. To countermand these limitations and fully evaluate the resulting configurations, best practices dictate that this distortion be experimentally measured at large scale and analyzed. The required measurements consist of those made by an array of high-response pressure transducers located in the flow field at the aerodynamic interface plane (AIP) between the inlet and engine. Although the acquisition of the necessary pitot-pressure time histories is relatively straight-forward, until recent years, the analysis has proved to be very time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. To transform the analysis of these data into a tractable and timely proposition, researchers at the NASA Glenn Research Center created and established the Rapid Analysis of Dynamic Data (RADD) system. The system provides complete, near real-time analysis of time-varying inlet airflow distortion datasets with report quality output. This fully digital approach employs Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) binary data file format standardization to establish data-acquisition-system-independent processing on low cost personal computers. Features include invalid instrumentation code-out, logging, and multiple replacement schemes as needed for each channel of instrumentation. The AIP pressure distribution can be interpolated to simulate measurements by alternate AIP probe arrays, if desired. In addition, the RADD system provides for the application of filters that can be used to focus the analysis on the frequency range of interest.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=restriction+AND+enzymes&pg=2&id=EJ569347','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=restriction+AND+enzymes&pg=2&id=EJ569347"><span id="translatedtitle">A Time-Efficient and <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Method for Plasmid DNA Restriction Analysis.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>LaBanca, Frank; Berg, Claire M.</p> <p>1998-01-01</p> <p>Describes an experiment in which plasmid DNA is digested with restriction enzymes that cleave the plasmid either once or twice. The DNA is stained, loaded on a gel, electrophoresed, and viewed under normal laboratory conditions during electrophoresis. (DDR)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=physical+AND+therapy+AND+books&pg=4&id=ED408529','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=physical+AND+therapy+AND+books&pg=4&id=ED408529"><span id="translatedtitle">Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Approaches with Challenging Youth.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Sommers-Flanagan, John; Sommers-Flanagan, Rita</p> <p></p> <p>All too frequently, young people resist counseling efforts. Some ways to foster a positive therapeutic relationship with young, resistant clients are described in this book. The text promotes a relationship-oriented approach, exploring ways in which counselors can capture the interest, attention, and motivation of these clients. The volume is…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED355281.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED355281.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">Scale-Free Nonparametric Factor Analysis: A <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Introduction with Concrete Heuristic Examples.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Mittag, Kathleen Cage</p> <p></p> <p>Most researchers using factor analysis extract factors from a matrix of Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients. A method is presented for extracting factors in a non-parametric way, by extracting factors from a matrix of Spearman rho (rank correlation) coefficients. It is possible to factor analyze a matrix of association such that…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.B41M..03V','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.B41M..03V"><span id="translatedtitle">Estimating Phosphorus Loss at the Whole-Farm Scale with <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Models</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Vadas, P.; Powell, M.; Brink, G.; Busch, D.; Good, L.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>Phosphorus (P) loss from agricultural fields and delivery to surface waters persists as a water quality impairment issue. For dairy farms, P can be lost from cropland, pastures, barnyards, and open-air cattle lots; and all these sources must be evaluated to determine which ones are a priority for P loss remediation. We used interview surveys to document land use, cattle herd characteristics, and manure management for four grazing-based dairy farms in Wisconsin, USA. We then used the APLE and Snap-Plus models to estimate annual P loss from all areas on these farms and determine their relative contribution to whole-farm P loss. At the whole-farm level, average annual P loss (kg ha-1) from grazing-based dairy farms was low (0.6 to 1.8 kg ha-1), generally because a significant portion of land was in permanently vegetated pastures or hay and had low erosion. However, there were areas on the farms that represented sources of significant P loss. For cropland, the greatest P loss was from areas with exposed soil, typically for corn production, and especially on steeper sloping land. The farm areas with the greatest P loss had concentrated animal housing, including barnyards, and over-wintering and young-stock lots. These areas can represent from about 5% to almost 30% of total farm P loss, depending on lot management and P loss from other land uses. Our project builds on research to show that producer surveys can provide reliable management information to assess whole-farm P loss. It also shows that we can use models like RUSLE2, Snap-Plus, and APLE to rapidly, reliably, and quantitatively estimate P loss in runoff from all areas on a dairy farm and identify areas in greatest need of alternative management to reduce P loss.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4475531','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4475531"><span id="translatedtitle">DNAseq Workflow in a Diagnostic Context and an Example of a <span class="hlt">User</span> <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Implementation</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Wolf, Beat; Kuonen, Pierre; Dandekar, Thomas; Atlan, David</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Over recent years next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies evolved from costly tools used by very few, to a much more accessible and economically viable technology. Through this recently gained popularity, its use-cases expanded from research environments into clinical settings. But the technical know-how and infrastructure required to analyze the data remain an obstacle for a wider adoption of this technology, especially in smaller laboratories. We present GensearchNGS, a commercial DNAseq software suite distributed by Phenosystems SA. The focus of GensearchNGS is the optimal usage of already existing infrastructure, while keeping its use simple. This is achieved through the integration of existing tools in a comprehensive software environment, as well as custom algorithms developed with the restrictions of limited infrastructures in mind. This includes the possibility to connect multiple computers to speed up computing intensive parts of the analysis such as sequence alignments. We present a typical DNAseq workflow for NGS data analysis and the approach GensearchNGS takes to implement it. The presented workflow goes from raw data quality control to the final variant report. This includes features such as gene panels and the integration of online databases, like Ensembl for annotations or Cafe Variome for variant sharing. PMID:26137478</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=microsoft+AND+excel&pg=4&id=EJ933673','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=microsoft+AND+excel&pg=4&id=EJ933673"><span id="translatedtitle">Three Applications of Automated Test Assembly within a <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Modeling Environment</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cor, Ken; Alves, Cecilia; Gierl, Mark</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>While linear programming is a common tool in business and industry, there have not been many applications in educational assessment and only a handful of individuals have been actively involved in conducting psychometric research in this area. Perhaps this is due, at least in part, to the complexity of existing software packages. This article…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=software+AND+engineer&pg=7&id=ED292654','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=software+AND+engineer&pg=7&id=ED292654"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Research: An Interactive Computer Software System Combining Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Research.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Koch, Helmut; And Others</p> <p></p> <p>This paper describes a joint research project between science educators and computer science software engineers. A computer software system based on cognitive learning theory was designed that was intended to be relevant to teaching, learning, curriculum development, and research in science education. The generic prototype software system was…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/672061','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/672061"><span id="translatedtitle">In-vehicle human factors for integrated multi-function systems: Making ITS <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Spelt, P.F.; Scott, S.</p> <p>1998-04-01</p> <p>As more and more Intelligent Transportation System in-vehicle equipment enters the general consumer market, the authors are about to find out how different design engineers are from ordinary drivers. Driver information systems are being developed and installed in vehicles at an ever-increasing rate. These systems provide information on diverse topics of concern and convenience to the driver, such as routing and navigation, emergency and collision warnings, and a variety of motorists services, or yellow pages functions. Most of these systems are being developed and installed in isolation from each other, with separate means of gathering the information and of displaying it to the driver. The current lack of coordination among on-board systems threatens to create a situation in which different messages on separate displays will be competing with each other for the drivers attention. Urgent messages may go unnoticed, and the number of messages may distract the driver from the most critical task of controlling the vehicle. Thus, without good human factors design and engineering for integrating multiple systems in the vehicle, consumers may find ITS systems confusing and frustrating to use. The current state of the art in human factors research and design for in-vehicle systems has a number of fundamental gaps. Some of these gaps were identified during the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative Human Factors Technology Workshop, sponsored by the US Department of Transportation, in Troy, Michigan, December 10--11, 1997. One task for workshop participants was to identify needed research areas or topics relating to in-vehicle human factors. The top ten unmet research needs from this workshop are presented. Many of these gaps in human factors research knowledge indicate the need for standardization in the functioning of interfaces for safety-related devices such as collision avoidance systems (CAS) and adaptive cruise controls (ACC). Such standards and guidelines will serve to make the safety-critical aspects of these systems consistent across different manufacturers, thereby reducing the likelihood of driver surprise. A second area to emerge from the Workshop concerns research into techniques for integrating multiple devices in vehicles. This type of research is needed to support the development and validation of standards and guidelines, and is discussed in the second section. The majority of the top ten research types identified in the Workshop fall under the need for a Science of Driving, which is discussed in the last section of this paper.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED366511.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED366511.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Handbook for Project Evaluation: Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Stevens, Floraline; And Others</p> <p></p> <p>This handbook was developed to provide principal investigators and project evaluators with a basic understanding of selected approaches to evaluation. It is aimed at people who need to learn more about both what evaluation can do and how to do an evaluation, rather than those who already have a solid base of experience in the field. It builds on…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26427771','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26427771"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Platinum Catalysts for the Highly Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Alkynes and Alkenes.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Dierick, Steve; Vercruysse, Emilie; Berthon-Gelloz, Guillaume; Markó, István E</p> <p>2015-11-16</p> <p>With a view to addressing the shortcomings of traditional catalysts, a new generation of outstanding N-heterocyclic carbene platinum(0) complexes for the hydrosilylation of unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds is reported. Their discovery and application to the stereoselective addition of various silanes to silylated alkynes, terminal acetylenes, and olefins is presented. Insights into the catalytic cycle and the origin of the stereoselectivity are also discussed. PMID:26427771</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Jigsaw+AND+puzzle&pg=4&id=EJ473197','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Jigsaw+AND+puzzle&pg=4&id=EJ473197"><span id="translatedtitle">Games Children Play: Playthings as <span class="hlt">User</span> <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Aids for Learning in Art Appreciation.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Payne, Margaret</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Elementary school art history lessons may be aided by the use of everyday games and playthings, such as jigsaw puzzles, board games, card games, puppets, and dolls, that have been altered to include an art history overlay. Such activities should help children better understand art and encourage them to talk about art. Specific examples of such…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25638023','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25638023"><span id="translatedtitle">SIM-XL: A powerful and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> tool for peptide cross-linking analysis.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lima, Diogo B; de Lima, Tatiani B; Balbuena, Tiago S; Neves-Ferreira, Ana Gisele C; Barbosa, Valmir C; Gozzo, Fábio C; Carvalho, Paulo C</p> <p>2015-11-01</p> <p>Chemical cross-linking has emerged as a powerful approach for the structural characterization of proteins and protein complexes. However, the correct identification of covalently linked (cross-linked or XL) peptides analyzed by tandem mass spectrometry is still an open challenge. Here we present SIM-XL, a software tool that can analyze data generated through commonly used cross-linkers (e.g., BS3/DSS). Our software introduces a new paradigm for search-space reduction, which ultimately accounts for its increase in speed and sensitivity. Moreover, our search engine is the first to capitalize on reporter ions for selecting tandem mass spectra derived from cross-linked peptides. It also makes available a 2D interaction map and a spectrum-annotation tool unmatched by any of its kind. We show SIM-XL to be more sensitive and faster than a competing tool when analyzing a data set obtained from the human HSP90. The software is freely available for academic use at http://patternlabforproteomics.org/sim-xl. A video demonstrating the tool is available at http://patternlabforproteomics.org/sim-xl/video. SIM-XL is the first tool to support XL data in the mzIdentML format; all data are thus available from the ProteomeXchange consortium (identifier PXD001677). This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Computational Proteomics. PMID:25638023</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22naval+postgraduate%22&id=EJ456187','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22naval+postgraduate%22&id=EJ456187"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Electronic Mail System to Support Correspondence Instruction.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Simpson, Henry; Pugh, H. Lauren</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>Describes the design, development, and evaluation of an electronic mail system, the Instructional Support Network, for use in continuing education correspondence courses at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Computer networks are discussed, hardware and software are described, and problems with the system are considered. (16 references) (LRW)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21857645','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21857645"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> approach to cost accounting in laboratory animal facilities.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Baker, David G</p> <p>2011-09-01</p> <p>Cost accounting is an essential management activity for laboratory animal facility management. In this report, the author describes basic principles of cost accounting and outlines steps for carrying out cost accounting in laboratory animal facilities. Methods of post hoc cost accounting analysis for maximizing the efficiency of facility operations are also described. 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The system is based on a single RGB-D camera and three customized markers. The automatically detected and tracked marker positions were used as inputs to an offline inverse kinematic process based on bio-mechanical constraints to reduce noise effect and handle marker occlusion. The method was validated on 4 subjects with different motions. The joint angles were estimated both with the proposed low-cost system and, a stereophotogrammetric system. Comparative analysis shows good accuracy with high correlation coefficient (r= 0.92) and low average RMS error (3.8 deg). PMID:25570778</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Linear+AND+programming+AND+model&pg=2&id=EJ933673','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Linear+AND+programming+AND+model&pg=2&id=EJ933673"><span id="translatedtitle">Three Applications of Automated Test Assembly within a <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Modeling Environment</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cor, Ken; Alves, Cecilia; Gierl, Mark</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>While linear programming is a common tool in business and industry, there have not been many applications in educational assessment and only a handful of individuals have been actively involved in conducting psychometric research in this area. Perhaps this is due, at least in part, to the complexity of existing software packages. This article…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22card+game%22+OR+%22card+games%22+AND+play&pg=2&id=EJ473197','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22card+game%22+OR+%22card+games%22+AND+play&pg=2&id=EJ473197"><span id="translatedtitle">Games Children Play: Playthings as <span class="hlt">User</span> <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Aids for Learning in Art Appreciation.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Payne, Margaret</p> <p>1993-01-01</p> <p>Elementary school art history lessons may be aided by the use of everyday games and playthings, such as jigsaw puzzles, board games, card games, puppets, and dolls, that have been altered to include an art history overlay. Such activities should help children better understand art and encourage them to talk about art. Specific examples of such…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=210266&keyword=%28Ecological+AND+zones%29&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=61314384&CFTOKEN=70341944','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=210266&keyword=%28Ecological+AND+zones%29&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=61314384&CFTOKEN=70341944"><span id="translatedtitle">Creating a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> GIS tool to define functional process zones</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The goal of this research is to develop methods and indicators that are useful for evaluating the condition of aquatic communities, for assessing the restoration of aquatic communities in response to mitigation and best management practices, and for determining the exposure of aq...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23239075','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23239075"><span id="translatedtitle">TelEMA: a low-cost and <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> telephone assessment platform.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Fernandez, Katya C; Johnson, Matthew R; Rodebaugh, Thomas L</p> <p>2013-12-01</p> <p>Ecological momentary assessment (EMA), or the repeated assessment of individuals' behaviors and experiences over time, is a methodologically advantageous approach to the study of psychological constructs. Recently, advances in computer technology have allowed for EMA research to be conducted in a more convenient, automated, and secure manner by administering surveys on participants' telephones and storing the results directly to a central server. The present article introduces TelEMA, an easy-to-use, low-cost telephone assessment platform for clinical and research applications. A single server running TelEMA can be shared among many experimenters, studies, and participants simultaneously. TelEMA routes telephone calls and text messages through a third-party service, so experimenters may conduct studies with no up-front cost or technical expertise. TelEMA provides a secure Web interface for experimenters or clinicians to design studies, enroll participants, monitor compliance, and collate response data from anywhere. Participants complete surveys using their own telephones. Surveys may contain keypress or voice recording questions, and the timing and content of each survey may be randomized and customized. A pilot study was conducted in which individuals used the TelEMA system to complete four randomly timed surveys per day for one week; the surveys assessed state affect and social anxiety. Results indicated that participants found TelEMA easy to use and secure, and compliance rates were on par with other EMA methods using mobile devices. Overall, TelEMA is a practical and robust system that enables fast and inexpensive deployment of EMAs. PMID:23239075</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011APS..DFDS12006G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011APS..DFDS12006G"><span id="translatedtitle">Development and testing of a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> Matlab interface for the JHU turbulence database system</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Graham, Jason; Frederix, Edo; Meneveau, Charles</p> <p>2011-11-01</p> <p>One of the challenges that faces researchers today is the ability to store large scale data sets in a way that promotes easy access to the data and sharing among the research community. A public turbulence database cluster has been constructed in which 27 terabytes of a direct numerical simulation of isotropic turbulence is stored (Li et al., 2008, JoT). The public database provides researchers the ability to retrieve subsets of the spatiotemporal data remotely from a client machine anywhere over the internet. In addition to C and Fortran client interfaces, we now present a new Matlab interface based on Matlab's intrinsic SOAP functions. The Matlab interface provides the benefit of a high-level programming language with a plethora of intrinsic functions and toolboxes. In this talk, we will discuss several aspects of the Matlab interface including its development, optimization, usage, and application to the isotropic turbulence data. We will demonstrate several examples (visualizations, statistical analysis, etc) which illustrate the tool. Supported by NSF (CDI-II, CMMI-0941530) and Eindhoven University of Technology's Masters internship program.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015CQGra..32q5009E','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015CQGra..32q5009E"><span id="translatedtitle">IllinoisGRMHD: an open-source, <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> GRMHD code for dynamical spacetimes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Etienne, Zachariah B.; Paschalidis, Vasileios; Haas, Roland; Mösta, Philipp; Shapiro, Stuart L.</p> <p>2015-09-01</p> <p>In the extreme violence of merger and mass accretion, compact objects like black holes and neutron stars are thought to launch some of the most luminous outbursts of electromagnetic and gravitational wave energy in the Universe. Modeling these systems realistically is a central problem in theoretical astrophysics, but has proven extremely challenging, requiring the development of numerical relativity codes that solve Einstein's equations for the spacetime, coupled to the equations of general relativistic (ideal) magnetohydrodynamics (GRMHD) for the magnetized fluids. Over the past decade, the Illinois numerical relativity (ILNR) group's dynamical spacetime GRMHD code has proven itself as a robust and reliable tool for theoretical modeling of such GRMHD phenomena. However, the code was written ‘by experts and for experts’ of the code, with a steep learning curve that would severely hinder community adoption if it were open-sourced. Here we present IllinoisGRMHD, which is an open-source, highly extensible rewrite of the original closed-source GRMHD code of the ILNR group. Reducing the learning curve was the primary focus of this rewrite, with the goal of facilitating community involvement in the code's use and development, as well as the minimization of human effort in generating new science. IllinoisGRMHD also saves computer time, generating roundoff-precision identical output to the original code on adaptive-mesh grids, but nearly twice as fast at scales of hundreds to thousands of cores.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=copyright&id=EJ875239','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=copyright&id=EJ875239"><span id="translatedtitle">Copyright Renewal for Libraries: Seven Steps toward a <span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> Law</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Smith, Kevin L.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Copyright law is a source of a great deal of bewilderment and frustration to academic librarians. Beyond the basics of copyright protection and fair use, most librarians struggle to grasp the complexity of the law and the roadblocks it presents to access and use. This article attempts to elucidate some of those complexities by suggesting seven…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AIPC.1542.1027P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AIPC.1542.1027P"><span id="translatedtitle">Preparation and characterisation of <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> PMMA microcapsules for consumer care</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Pan, Xuemiao; Mercade-prieto, Ruben; York, David; Preece, Jon A.; Zhang, Zhibing</p> <p>2013-06-01</p> <p>A flat membrane combined with a mechanical stirrer has been used to prepare poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) microcapsules containing an oil-based active ingredient. A florescence dye pyrromethene 546 was added in the liquid core in order to measure the shell thickness of microcapsules using confocal laser scanning microscopy under a fluorescence condition. The size distribution of the formed microcapsules was measured by a static light scattering (SLS) technique. The mechanical properties of the microcapsules were studied using a micromanipulation technique based on compression of single microcapsules between two parallel surfaces and finite element modelling (FEM).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053712','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053712"><span id="translatedtitle">CORNET: a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> tool for data mining and integration.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>De Bodt, Stefanie; Carvajal, Diana; Hollunder, Jens; Van den Cruyce, Joost; Movahedi, Sara; Inzé, Dirk</p> <p>2010-03-01</p> <p>As an overwhelming amount of functional genomics data have been generated, the retrieval, integration, and interpretation of these data need to be facilitated to enable the advance of (systems) biological research. For example, gathering and processing microarray data that are related to a particular biological process is not straightforward, nor is the compilation of protein-protein interactions from numerous partially overlapping databases identified through diverse approaches. However, these tasks are inevitable to address the following questions. Does a group of differentially expressed genes show similar expression in diverse microarray experiments? Was an identified protein-protein interaction previously detected by other approaches? Are the interacting proteins encoded by genes with similar expression profiles and localization? We developed CORNET (for CORrelation NETworks) as an access point to transcriptome, protein interactome, and localization data and functional information on Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). It consists of two flexible and versatile tools, namely the coexpression tool and the protein-protein interaction tool. The ability to browse and search microarray experiments using ontology terms and the incorporation of personal microarray data are distinctive features of the microarray repository. The coexpression tool enables either the alternate or simultaneous use of diverse expression compendia, whereas the protein-protein interaction tool searches experimentally and computationally identified protein-protein interactions. Different search options are implemented to enable the construction of coexpression and/or protein-protein interaction networks centered around multiple input genes or proteins. Moreover, networks and associated evidence are visualized in Cytoscape. Localization is visualized in pie charts, thereby allowing multiple localizations per protein. CORNET is available at http://bioinformatics.psb.ugent.be/cornet. PMID:20053712</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1997MeScT...8..941D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1997MeScT...8..941D"><span id="translatedtitle">DESIGN NOTE: A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> PC program for evaluation of Mössbauer spectra</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>de Azevedo, M. M. P.; Rogalski, M. S.; Sousa, J. B.</p> <p>1997-08-01</p> <p>An integrated PC program for evaluation of 0957-0233/8/8/019/img1 Mössbauer spectra both from polycrystalline and from amorphous materials is proposed. The software structure and specifications, operating in a Microsoft Windows environment, are discussed. The program is applied to the Mössbauer analysis of a Fe - Cu alloy, using a version of the fitting procedure for disordered systems developed to include evaluation of the grain-size distribution function.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/761041','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/761041"><span id="translatedtitle">Final report: Efficient and <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> C++ library for differential algebra</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Svetlana G. Shasharina</p> <p>1998-09-29</p> <p>In Phase I we proposed the following tasks: Task 1: Identify the units of the Differential Algebra (DA) library, i.e. determine the abstract data types of the DA and the relations between them. Develop the interfaces (.h files) for the DA vectors. Task 2: Implement the DA vector class with garbage collection and expression templates for optimizing all overloaded operators by minimizing creation of temporaries and fusing loops. Task 3: Implement the prototype GUI for instantiating systems from files and invoking the DA methods. Task 4: Develop a suite of tests for the DA vector class and the needed utilities classes. Task 5: Write the final report on this work. This will include documentation on the use of the code. We have completed these tasks. In this section we discuss the results of our work.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26361768','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26361768"><span id="translatedtitle">A <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> web portal for analyzing conformational changes in structures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Hassan, Sameer; Thangam, Manonanthini; Vasudevan, Praveen; Kumar, G Ramesh; Unni, Rahul; Devi, P K Gayathri; Hanna, Luke Elizabeth</p> <p>2015-10-01</p> <p>Initiation of the Tuberculosis Structural Consortium has resulted in the expansion of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) protein structural database. Currently, 969 experimentally solved structures are available for 354 MTB proteins. This includes multiple crystal structures for a given protein under different functional conditions, such as the presence of different ligands or mutations. In depth analysis of the multiple structures reveal that subtle differences exist in conformations of a given protein under varied conditions. Therefore, it is immensely important to understand the conformational differences between the multiple structures of a given protein in order to select the most suitable structure for molecular docking and structure-based drug designing. Here, we introduce a web portal ( http://bmi.icmr.org.in/mtbsd/torsion.php ) that we developed to provide comparative data on the ensemble of available structures of MTB proteins, such as Cα root means square deviation (RMSD), sequence identity, presence of mutations and torsion angles. Additionally, torsion angles were used to perform principal component analysis (PCA) to identify the conformational differences between the structures. Additionally, we present a few case studies to demonstrate this database. Graphical Abstract Conformational changes seen in the structures of the enoyl-ACP reductase protein encoded by the Mycobacterial gene inhA. PMID:26361768</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/896224','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/896224"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User-Friendly</span> End Station at the ALS for Nanostructure Characterization</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>F. J. Himpsel; P. Alivisatos; T. Callcott; J. Carlisle; J. D. Denlinger; D. E. Eastman; D. Ederer; Z. Hussain; L.J. Terminello; T. Van Buuren; R. S. Williams</p> <p>2006-07-05</p> <p>This is a construction project for an end station at the ALS, which is optimized for measuring NEXAFS of nanostructures with fluorescence detection. Compared to the usual electron yield detection, fluorescence is able to probe buried structures and is sensitive to dilute species, such as nanostructures supported on a substrate. Since the quantum yield for fluorescence is 10{sup -4}-10{sup -5} times smaller than for electrons in the soft x-ray regime, such an end station requires bright undulator beamlines at the ALS. In order to optimize the setup for a wide range of applications, two end stations were built: (1) A simple, mobile chamber with efficient photon detection (>10{sup 4} times the solid angle collection of fluorescence spectrographs) and a built-in magnet for MCD measurements at EPU beamlines (Fig. 1 left). It allows rapid mapping the electronic states of nanostructures (nanocrystals, nanowires, tailored magnetic materials, buried interfaces, biologically-functionalized surfaces). It was used with BL 8.0 (linear polarized undulator) and BL 4.0 (variable polarization). (2) A sophisticated, stationary end station operating at Beamline 8.0 (Fig. 1 right). It contains an array of surface characterization instruments and a micro-focus capability for scanning across graded samples (wedges for thickness variation, stoichiometry gradients, and general variations of the sample preparation conditions for optimizing nanostructures).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4255910','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4255910"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">Friending</span> Adolescents on Social Networking Websites: A Feasible Research Tool</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Brockman, Libby N.; Christakis, Dimitri A.; Moreno, Megan A.</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Objective Social networking sites (SNSs) are increasingly used for research. This paper reports on two studies examining the feasibility of <span class="hlt">friending</span> adolescents on SNSs for research purposes. Methods Study 1 took place on www.MySpace.com where public profiles belonging to 18-year-old adolescents received a <span class="hlt">friend</span> request from an unknown physician. Study 2 took place on www.Facebook.com where college freshmen from two US universities, enrolled in an ongoing research study, received a <span class="hlt">friend</span> request from a known researcher’s profile. Acceptance and retention rates of <span class="hlt">friend</span> requests were calculated for both studies. Results Study 1: 127 participants received a <span class="hlt">friend</span> request; participants were 18 years-old, 62.2% male and 51.8% Caucasian. 49.6% accepted the <span class="hlt">friend</span> request. After 9 months, 76% maintained the online friendship, 12.7% defriended the study profile and 11% deactivated their profile. Study 2: 338 participants received a <span class="hlt">friend</span> request; participants were 18 years-old, 56.5% female and 75.1% Caucasian. 99.7% accepted the <span class="hlt">friend</span> request. Over 12 months, 3.3% defriended the study profile and 4.1% deactivated their profile. These actions were often temporary; the overall 12-month friendship retention rate was 96.1%. Conclusion <span class="hlt">Friending</span> adolescents on SNSs is feasible and <span class="hlt">friending</span> adolescents from a familiar profile may be more effective for maintaining online friendship with research participants over time. PMID:25485226</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2518136','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2518136"><span id="translatedtitle">Media and breastfeeding: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> or foe?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Brown, Jane D; Peuchaud, Sheila Rose</p> <p>2008-01-01</p> <p>The mass media have the potential to be powerful <span class="hlt">friends</span> or foes in promoting breastfeeding. The media could help by putting the issue of breastfeeding on policy agendas and by framing breastfeeding as healthy and normative for baby and mother. Currently, however, it looks as if the media are more often contributing to perceptions that breastfeeding is difficult for mothers and potentially dangerous for babies. This paper presents a brief overview of research on the media and breastfeeding, some insights into the market forces and human psychological factors that may play into media representations of breastfeeding, and strategies to help breastfeeding advocates work more effectively with the media. PMID:18680582</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19850030860&hterms=customer+need&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3Dcustomer%2Bneed','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19850030860&hterms=customer+need&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D50%26Ntt%3Dcustomer%2Bneed"><span id="translatedtitle">A customer-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> Space Station</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Pivirotto, D. S.</p> <p>1984-01-01</p> <p>This paper discusses the relationship of customers to the Space Station Program currently being defined by NASA. Emphasis is on definition of the Program such that the Space Station will be conducive to use by customers, that is by people who utilize the services provided by the Space Station and its associated platforms and vehicles. Potential types of customers are identified. Scenarios are developed for ways in which different types of customers can utilize the Space Station. Both management and technical issues involved in making the Station 'customer <span class="hlt">friendly</span>' are discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009LNCS.5814..335C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009LNCS.5814..335C"><span id="translatedtitle">Bayesian Auctions with <span class="hlt">Friends</span> and Foes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Chen, Po-An; Kempe, David</p> <p></p> <p>We study auctions whose bidders are embedded in a social or economic network. As a result, even bidders who do not win the auction themselves might derive utility from the auction, namely, when a <span class="hlt">friend</span> wins. On the other hand, when an enemy or competitor wins, a bidder might derive negative utility. Such spite and altruism will alter the bidding strategies. A simple and natural model for bidders’ utilities in these settings posits that the utility of a losing bidder i as a result of bidder j winning is a constant (positive or negative) fraction of bidder j’s utility.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19760006866','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19760006866"><span id="translatedtitle">MIRADS-2 <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>1975-01-01</p> <p>An on-line data storage and retrieval system which allows the <span class="hlt">user</span> to extract and process information from stored data bases is described. The capabilities of the system are provided by a general purpose computer program containing several functional modules. The modules contained in MIRADS are briefly described along with <span class="hlt">user</span> terminal operation procedures and MIRADS commands.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19740006473','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19740006473"><span id="translatedtitle">NASTRAN: <span class="hlt">Users</span>' experiences</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>1973-01-01</p> <p>The proceedings of a conference on NASA Structural Analysis (NASTRAN) to analyze the experiences of <span class="hlt">users</span> of the program are presented. The subjects discussed include the following: (1) statics and buckling, (2) vibrations and dynamics, (3) substructing, (4) new capability, (5) <span class="hlt">user</span>'s experience, and (6) system experience. Specific applications of NASTRAN to spacecraft, aircraft, nuclear power plants, and materials tests are reported.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li class="active"><span>20</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_20 --> <div id="page_21" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li class="active"><span>21</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="401"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20010082533','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20010082533"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span>'s Guide for SKETCH</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Hedgley, David R., Jr.</p> <p>2000-01-01</p> <p>A <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide for the computer program SKETCH is presented on this disk. SKETCH solves a popular problem in computer graphics-the removal of hidden lines from images of solid objects. Examples and illustrations are included in the guide. Also included is the SKETCH program, so a <span class="hlt">user</span> can incorporate the information into a particular software system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6363358','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6363358"><span id="translatedtitle">KDYNA <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Levatin, J.A.L.; Attia, A.V.; Hallquist, J.O.</p> <p>1990-09-28</p> <p>This report is a complete <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual for KDYNA, the Earth Sciences version of DYNA2D. Because most features of DYNA2D have been retained in KDYNA much of this manual is identical to the DYNA2D <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=human+AND+experimentation&pg=7&id=EJ276739','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=human+AND+experimentation&pg=7&id=EJ276739"><span id="translatedtitle">Fighting for the <span class="hlt">User</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Shneiderman, Ben</p> <p>1982-01-01</p> <p>Redesign of human-computer interface for <span class="hlt">users</span> of computerized information systems can make substantial difference in training time, performance speed, error rates, and <span class="hlt">user</span> satisfaction. Information and computer scientists are using controlled psychologically oriented experimentation, and evaluations during system development and active use to…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19860001352','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19860001352"><span id="translatedtitle">LANES 1 <span class="hlt">Users</span>' Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Jordan, J.</p> <p>1985-01-01</p> <p>This document is intended for <span class="hlt">users</span> of the Local Area Network Extensible Simulator, version I. This simulator models the performance of a Fiber Optic network under a variety of loading conditions and network characteristics. The options available to the <span class="hlt">user</span> for defining the network conditions are described in this document. Computer hardware and software requirements are also defined.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Organic+AND+food&id=EJ864859','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Organic+AND+food&id=EJ864859"><span id="translatedtitle">Organic Foods: Do Eco-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Attitudes Predict Eco-<span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Behaviors?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Dahm, Molly J.; Samonte, Aurelia V.; Shows, Amy R.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether student awareness and attitudes about organic foods would predict their behaviors with regard to organic food consumption and other healthy lifestyle practices. A secondary purpose was to determine whether attitudes about similar eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> practices would result in socially conscious…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Climbing&pg=3&id=EJ946425','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Climbing&pg=3&id=EJ946425"><span id="translatedtitle">The Family and <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Plan: Grateful to Be Engaged, Parents, Grandparents, and <span class="hlt">Friends</span> Happily Give</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Lum, Lydia</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>Growing numbers of colleges and universities, as well as independent schools, are targeting parents, grandparents, and other nonalumni <span class="hlt">friends</span> for gifts to meet institutional needs and, at many public institutions, replace appropriations lost to Draconian state cuts. Such efforts have taken root despite parents shouldering ever-climbing college…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&id=EJ1038310','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=group+AND+friends&id=EJ1038310"><span id="translatedtitle">Young Friendship in HFASD and Typical Development: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> versus Non-<span class="hlt">Friend</span> Comparisons</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Bauminger-Zviely, Nirit; Agam-Ben-Artzi, Galit</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>This study conducted comparative assessment of friendship in preschoolers with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD, n = 29) versus preschoolers with typical development (n = 30), focusing on interactions with <span class="hlt">friends</span> versus acquaintances. Groups were matched on SES, verbal/nonverbal MA, IQ, and CA. Multidimensional assessments…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920010202','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920010202"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span>'s guide to resin infusion simulation program in the FORTRAN language</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Weideman, Mark H.; Hammond, Vince H.; Loos, Alfred C.</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>RTMCL is a <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> computer code which simulates the manufacture of fabric composites by the resin infusion process. The computer code is based on the process simulation model described in reference 1. Included in the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide is a detailed step by step description of how to run the program and enter and modify the input data set. Sample input and output files are included along with an explanation of the results. Finally, a complete listing of the program is provided.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1221178','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1221178"><span id="translatedtitle">The PANTHER <span class="hlt">User</span> Experience</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Coram, Jamie L.; Morrow, James D.; Perkins, David Nikolaus</p> <p>2015-09-01</p> <p>This document describes the PANTHER R&D Application, a proof-of-concept <span class="hlt">user</span> interface application developed under the PANTHER Grand Challenge LDRD. The purpose of the application is to explore interaction models for graph analytics, drive algorithmic improvements from an end-<span class="hlt">user</span> point of view, and support demonstration of PANTHER technologies to potential customers. The R&D Application implements a graph-centric interaction model that exposes analysts to the algorithms contained within the GeoGraphy graph analytics library. <span class="hlt">Users</span> define geospatial-temporal semantic graph queries by constructing search templates based on nodes, edges, and the constraints among them. <span class="hlt">Users</span> then analyze the results of the queries using both geo-spatial and temporal visualizations. Development of this application has made <span class="hlt">user</span> experience an explicit driver for project and algorithmic level decisions that will affect how analysts one day make use of PANTHER technologies.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940004195&hterms=user+interface&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3Duser%2Binterface','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19940004195&hterms=user+interface&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D90%26Ntt%3Duser%2Binterface"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> interface support</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Lewis, Clayton; Wilde, Nick</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>Space construction will require heavy investment in the development of a wide variety of <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces for the computer-based tools that will be involved at every stage of construction operations. Using today's technology, <span class="hlt">user</span> interface development is very expensive for two reasons: (1) specialized and scarce programming skills are required to implement the necessary graphical representations and complex control regimes for high-quality interfaces; (2) iteration on prototypes is required to meet <span class="hlt">user</span> and task requirements, since these are difficult to anticipate with current (and foreseeable) design knowledge. We are attacking this problem by building a <span class="hlt">user</span> interface development tool based on extensions to the spreadsheet model of computation. The tool provides high-level support for graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces and permits dynamic modification of interfaces, without requiring conventional programming concepts and skills.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3317400','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3317400"><span id="translatedtitle">Women's HIV Disclosure to Family and <span class="hlt">Friends</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Craft, Shonda M.; Reed, Sandra J.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Abstract Previous researchers have documented rates of HIV disclosure to family at discrete time periods, yet none have taken a dynamic approach to this phenomenon. The purpose of this study is to take the next step and provide a retrospective comparison of rates of women's HIV disclosure to family and <span class="hlt">friends</span> over a 15-year time span. Of particular interest are the possible influences of social network and relationship characteristics on the time-to-disclosure of serostatus. Time-to-disclosure was analyzed from data provided by 125 HIV-positive women. Participants were primarily married or dating (42%), unemployed (79.2%), African American (68%) women with a high school diploma or less (54.4%). Length of time since diagnosis ranged from 1 month to over 19 years (M=7.1 years). Results pointed to statistically significant differences in time-to-disclosure between family, <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and sexual partners. Additionally, females and persons with whom the participant had more frequent contact were more likely to be disclosed to, regardless of the type of relationship. The results of this study underscore possible challenges with existing studies which have employed point prevalence designs, and point to new methods which could be helpful in family research. PMID:22313348</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AIPC.1567..880K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AIPC.1567..880K"><span id="translatedtitle">Roll forming of eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> stud</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Keum, Y. T.; Lee, S. Y.; Lee, T. H.; Sim, J. K.</p> <p>2013-12-01</p> <p>In order to manufacture an eco-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> stud, the sheared pattern is designed by the Taguchi method and expanded by the side rolls. The seven geometrical shape of sheared pattern are considered in the structural and thermal analyses to select the best functional one in terms of the durability and fire resistance of dry wall. For optimizing the size of the sheared pattern chosen, the L9 orthogonal array and smaller-the-better characteristics of the Taguchi method are used. As the roll gap causes forming defects when the upper-and-lower roll type is adopted for expanding the sheared pattern, the side roll type is introduced. The stress and strain distributions obtained by the FEM simulation of roll-forming processes are utilized for the design of expanding process. The expanding process by side rolls shortens the length of expanding process and minimizes the cost of dies. Furthermore, the stud manufactured by expanding the sheared pattern of the web is an eco-<span class="hlt">friend</span> because of the scrapless roll-forming process. In addition, compared to the conventionally roll-formed stud, the material cost is lessened about 13.6% and the weight is lightened about 15.5%.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19950025355','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19950025355"><span id="translatedtitle">Convergent spray process for environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span> coatings</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Scarpa, Jack</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>Conventional spray application processes have poor transfer efficiencies, resulting in an exorbitant loss in materials, solvents, and time. Also, with ever tightening Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements, the low transfer efficiencies have a significant impact on the quantities of materials and solvents that are released into the environment. High solids spray processes are also limited by material viscosities, thus requiring many passes over the surface to achieve a thickness in the 0.125 -inch range. This results in high application costs and a negative impact on the environment. Until recently, requirements for a 100 percent solid sprayable, environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span>, lightweight thermal protection system that can be applied in a thick (greater than 0.125 inch) single-pass operation exceeded the capability of existing systems. Such coatings must be applied by hand lay-up techniques, especially for thermal and/or fire protection systems. The current formulation of these coatings has presented many problems such as worker safety, environmental hazards, waste, high cost, and application constraints. A system which can apply coatings without using hazardous materials would alleviate many of these problems. Potential applications include the aerospace thermal protective specialty coatings, chemical and petroleum industries that require fire-protection coatings that resist impact, chemicals, and weather. These markets can be penetrated by offering customized coatings applied by automated processes that are environmentally <span class="hlt">friendly</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3509791','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3509791"><span id="translatedtitle">Parental Strategies for Knowledge of Adolescents’ <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: Distinct from Monitoring?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Miller, Brenda A.; Duke, Michael R.; Ames, Genevieve M.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Parental monitoring is defined as a set of behaviors used to gain knowledge about an adolescent’s whereabouts, <span class="hlt">friends</span> and associates, and activities. However, can knowledge of adolescents’ whereabouts/activities, and <span class="hlt">friends</span> all be attained through the same strategies? Or do they require their own strategies? This study used qualitative interviews with 173 parents of older adolescents from 100 families. Emergent themes described strategies by which parents gain information about their adolescents’ <span class="hlt">friends</span> and the substance use of those <span class="hlt">friends</span>. The strategies included direct interaction with the <span class="hlt">friend</span>, gaining information from the teen, using second-hand sources, and making assumptions. Some of these strategies were consistent with previous research, while others raise new questions and provide interesting new directions to pursue. Primarily, additional consideration needs to be given to assessments of parental monitoring that include strategies for gaining knowledge of adolescents’ <span class="hlt">friends</span> and their substance use. PMID:23209361</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/221028','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/221028"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User`s</span> guide to MIDAS</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Tisue, S.A.; Williams, N.B.; Huber, C.C.; Chun, K.C.</p> <p>1995-12-01</p> <p>Welcome to the MIDAS <span class="hlt">User`s</span> Guide. This document describes the goals of the Munitions Items Disposition Action System (MIDAS) program and documents the MIDAS software. The main text first describes the equipment and software you need to run MIDAS and tells how to install and start it. It lists the contents of the database and explains how it is organized. Finally, it tells how to perform various functions, such as locating, entering, viewing, deleting, changing, transferring, and printing both textual and graphical data. Images of the actual computer screens accompany these explanations and guidelines. Appendix A contains a glossary of names for the various abbreviations, codes, and chemicals; Appendix B is a list of modem names; Appendix C provides a database dictionary and rules for entering data; and Appendix D describes procedures for troubleshooting problems associated with connecting to the MIDAS server and using MIDAS.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/135550','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/135550"><span id="translatedtitle">Aztec <span class="hlt">user`s</span> guide. Version 1</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Hutchinson, S.A.; Shadid, J.N.; Tuminaro, R.S.</p> <p>1995-10-01</p> <p>Aztec is an iterative library that greatly simplifies the parallelization process when solving the linear systems of equations Ax = b where A is a <span class="hlt">user</span> supplied n x n sparse matrix, b is a <span class="hlt">user</span> supplied vector of length n and x is a vector of length n to be computed. Aztec is intended as a software tool for <span class="hlt">users</span> who want to avoid cumbersome parallel programming details but who have large sparse linear systems which require an efficiently utilized parallel processing system. A collection of data transformation tools are provided that allow for easy creation of distributed sparse unstructured matrices for parallel solution. Once the distributed matrix is created, computation can be performed on any of the parallel machines running Aztec: nCUBE 2, IBM SP2 and Intel Paragon, MPI platforms as well as standard serial and vector platforms. Aztec includes a number of Krylov iterative methods such as conjugate gradient (CG), generalized minimum residual (GMRES) and stabilized biconjugate gradient (BICGSTAB) to solve systems of equations. These Krylov methods are used in conjunction with various preconditioners such as polynomial or domain decomposition methods using LU or incomplete LU factorizations within subdomains. Although the matrix A can be general, the package has been designed for matrices arising from the approximation of partial differential equations (PDEs). In particular, the Aztec package is oriented toward systems arising from PDE applications.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/28767','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/28767"><span id="translatedtitle">Quality <span class="hlt">user</span> support: Supporting quality <span class="hlt">users</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Woolley, T.C.</p> <p>1994-12-31</p> <p>During the past decade, fundamental changes have occurred in technical computing in the oil industry. Technical computing systems have moved from local, fragmented quantity, to global, integrated, quality. The compute power available to the average geoscientist at his desktop has grown exponentially. Technical computing applications have increased in integration and complexity. At the same time, there has been a significant change in the work force due to the pressures of restructuring, and the increased focus on international opportunities. The profile of the <span class="hlt">user</span> of technical computing resources has changed. <span class="hlt">Users</span> are generally more mature, knowledgeable, and team oriented than their predecessors. In the 1990s, computer literacy is a requirement. This paper describes the steps taken by Oryx Energy Company to address the problems and opportunities created by the explosive growth in computing power and needs, coupled with the contraction of the business. A successful <span class="hlt">user</span> support strategy will be described. Characteristics of the program include: (1) Client driven support; (2) Empowerment of highly skilled professionals to fill the support role; (3) Routine and ongoing modification to the support plan; (4) Utilization of the support assignment to create highly trained advocates on the line; (5) Integration of the support role to the reservoir management team. Results of the plan include a highly trained work force, stakeholder teams that include support personnel, and global support from a centralized support organization.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4439015','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4439015"><span id="translatedtitle">Shaping Social Activity by Incentivizing <span class="hlt">Users</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Farajtabar, Mehrdad; Du, Nan; Rodriguez, Manuel Gomez; Valera, Isabel; Zha, Hongyuan; Song, Le</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Events in an online social network can be categorized roughly into endogenous events, where <span class="hlt">users</span> just respond to the actions of their neighbors within the network, or exogenous events, where <span class="hlt">users</span> take actions due to drives external to the network. How much external drive should be provided to each <span class="hlt">user</span>, such that the network activity can be steered towards a target state? In this paper, we model social events using multivariate Hawkes processes, which can capture both endogenous and exogenous event intensities, and derive a time dependent linear relation between the intensity of exogenous events and the overall network activity. Exploiting this connection, we develop a convex optimization framework for determining the required level of external drive in order for the network to reach a desired activity level. We experimented with event data gathered from Twitter, and show that our method can steer the activity of the network more <span class="hlt">accurately</span> than alternatives. PMID:26005312</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4433687','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4433687"><span id="translatedtitle">National Helpline for Problem Gambling: A Profile of Its <span class="hlt">Users</span>' Characteristics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Bastiani, Luca; Fea, Maurizio; Potente, Roberta; Luppi, Claudia; Lucchini, Fabio; Molinaro, Sabrina</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Gambling has seen a significant increase in Italy in the last 10 years and has rapidly become a public health issue, and for these reasons the first National Helpline for Problem Gambling (GR-Helpline) has been established. The aims of this study are to describe the GR-Helpline <span class="hlt">users</span>' characteristics and to compare the prevalence rates of the <span class="hlt">users</span> with those of moderate-risk/problematic gamblers obtained from the national survey (IPSAD 2010-2011). Statistical analysis was performed on data obtained from the counselling sessions (phone/e-mail/chat) carried out on 5,805 <span class="hlt">users</span> (57.5% gamblers; 42.5% families/<span class="hlt">friends</span>). This confirms that the problems related to gambling concern not only the gamblers but also their families and <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Significant differences were found between gamblers and families/<span class="hlt">friends</span> involving gender (74% of gamblers were male; 76.9% of families/<span class="hlt">friends</span> were female), as well as age-classes and geographical area. Female gamblers had a higher mean age (47.3 versus 40.2 years) and preferred nonstrategy-based games. Prevalence rates of GR-Helpline <span class="hlt">users</span> and of moderate risk/problematic gamblers were correlated (Rho = 0.58; p = 0.0113). The results highlight the fact that remote access to counselling can be an effective means of promoting treatment for problem gamblers who do not otherwise appeal directly for services. PMID:26064772</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=34444&keyword=printer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57445543&CFTOKEN=65965030','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=34444&keyword=printer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=57445543&CFTOKEN=65965030"><span id="translatedtitle">IAQPC: INDOOR AIR QUALITY SIMULATOR FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS: VOLUME 2. <span class="hlt">USER</span>'S GUIDE</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The two-volume report describes the development of an indoor air quality simulator for personal computers (IAQPC), a program that addresses the problems of indoor air contamination. The program-- systematic, <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span>, and computer-based--can be used by administrators and eng...</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li class="active"><span>21</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_21 --> <div id="page_22" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li class="active"><span>22</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="421"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=47471&keyword=microcomputer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=49885066&CFTOKEN=16867813','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=47471&keyword=microcomputer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=49885066&CFTOKEN=16867813"><span id="translatedtitle">ESPVI 4.0 ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR V-I AND PERFORMANCE MODEL: <span class="hlt">USER</span>'S MANUAL</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The manual is the companion document for the microcomputer program ESPVI 4.0, Electrostatic Precipitation VI and Performance Model. The program was developed to provide a <span class="hlt">user</span>- <span class="hlt">friendly</span> interface to an advanced model of electrostatic precipitation (ESP) performance. The program i...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=124897&keyword=microcomputer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=49885066&CFTOKEN=16867813','EPA-EIMS'); return false;" href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=124897&keyword=microcomputer&actType=&TIMSType=+&TIMSSubTypeID=&DEID=&epaNumber=&ntisID=&archiveStatus=Both&ombCat=Any&dateBeginCreated=&dateEndCreated=&dateBeginPublishedPresented=&dateEndPublishedPresented=&dateBeginUpdated=&dateEndUpdated=&dateBeginCompleted=&dateEndCompleted=&personID=&role=Any&journalID=&publisherID=&sortBy=revisionDate&count=50&CFID=49885066&CFTOKEN=16867813"><span id="translatedtitle">ESPVI 4.0 ELECTROSTATIS PRECIPITATOR V-1 AND PERFORMANCE MODEL: <span class="hlt">USER</span>'S MANUAL</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://oaspub.epa.gov/eims/query.page">EPA Science Inventory</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>The manual is the companion document for the microcomputer program ESPVI 4.0, Electrostatic Precipitation VI and Performance Model. The program was developed to provide a <span class="hlt">user</span>- <span class="hlt">friendly</span> interface to an advanced model of electrostatic precipitation (ESP) performance. The program i...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook+AND+psychology&pg=2&id=ED546927','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook+AND+psychology&pg=2&id=ED546927"><span id="translatedtitle">The Antecedents, Objects, and Consequents of <span class="hlt">User</span> Trust in Location-Based Social Networks</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Russo, Paul</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Online social networks provide rich opportunities to interact with <span class="hlt">friends</span> and other online community members. At the same time, the addition of emerging location-sharing technologies--which broadcast a <span class="hlt">user</span>'s location online, including who they are with and what is happening nearby--is creating new dimensions to the types of interactions…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26064772','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26064772"><span id="translatedtitle">National Helpline for Problem Gambling: A Profile of Its <span class="hlt">Users</span>' Characteristics.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Bastiani, Luca; Fea, Maurizio; Potente, Roberta; Luppi, Claudia; Lucchini, Fabio; Molinaro, Sabrina</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Gambling has seen a significant increase in Italy in the last 10 years and has rapidly become a public health issue, and for these reasons the first National Helpline for Problem Gambling (GR-Helpline) has been established. The aims of this study are to describe the GR-Helpline <span class="hlt">users</span>' characteristics and to compare the prevalence rates of the <span class="hlt">users</span> with those of moderate-risk/problematic gamblers obtained from the national survey (IPSAD 2010-2011). Statistical analysis was performed on data obtained from the counselling sessions (phone/e-mail/chat) carried out on 5,805 <span class="hlt">users</span> (57.5% gamblers; 42.5% families/<span class="hlt">friends</span>). This confirms that the problems related to gambling concern not only the gamblers but also their families and <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Significant differences were found between gamblers and families/<span class="hlt">friends</span> involving gender (74% of gamblers were male; 76.9% of families/<span class="hlt">friends</span> were female), as well as age-classes and geographical area. Female gamblers had a higher mean age (47.3 versus 40.2 years) and preferred nonstrategy-based games. Prevalence rates of GR-Helpline <span class="hlt">users</span> and of moderate risk/problematic gamblers were correlated (Rho = 0.58; p = 0.0113). The results highlight the fact that remote access to counselling can be an effective means of promoting treatment for problem gamblers who do not otherwise appeal directly for services. PMID:26064772</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ecommerce&pg=7&id=ED546927','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=ecommerce&pg=7&id=ED546927"><span id="translatedtitle">The Antecedents, Objects, and Consequents of <span class="hlt">User</span> Trust in Location-Based Social Networks</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Russo, Paul</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Online social networks provide rich opportunities to interact with <span class="hlt">friends</span> and other online community members. At the same time, the addition of emerging location-sharing technologies--which broadcast a <span class="hlt">user</span>'s location online, including who they are with and what is happening nearby--is creating new dimensions to the types of interactions…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=279761','TEKTRAN'); return false;" href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=279761"><span id="translatedtitle">imDEV: a graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface to R multivariate analysis tools in Microsoft Excel</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/TekTran.htm">Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)</a></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Interactive modules for data exploration and visualization (imDEV) is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet embedded application providing an integrated environment for the analysis of omics data sets with a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> interface. Individual modules were designed to provide toolsets to enable interactive ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10173377','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10173377"><span id="translatedtitle">Radiation Exposure Monitoring and Information Transmittal (REMIT) system. <span class="hlt">User`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cale, R.; Clark, T.; Dixson, R.; Hagemeyer, D.</p> <p>1993-06-01</p> <p>The Radiation Exposure Monitoring and Information Transmittal (REMIT) system is designed to assist US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)licensees in meeting the reporting requirements of the revised 10 CFR 20 and in agreement with the guidance contained in R.G. 8.7, Rev. 1, ``Instructions for Recording and Reporting Occupational Exposure Data.`` REMIT is a personal computer (PC) based menu driven system that facilitates the manipulation of data base files to record and report radiation exposure information. REMIT is designed to be <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> and contains the full text of R. G. 8.7, Rev. 1, on-line as well as context-sensitive help throughout the program. The <span class="hlt">user</span> can enter data directly from NRC Forms 4 or 5, REMIT allows the <span class="hlt">user</span> to view the individual`s exposure in relation to regulatory or administrative limits and alerts the <span class="hlt">user</span> to exposures in excess of these limits. The system also provides for the calculation and summation of dose from intakes and the determination of the dose to the maximally exposed extremity for the monitoring year. REMIT can produce NRC Forms 4 and 5 in paper and electronic format and can import/export data from ASCII and data base files.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/15209','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/15209"><span id="translatedtitle">Hardware and Software Developments for the <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> Time-Linked Data Acquisition System</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>BERG,DALE E.; RUMSEY,MARK A.; ZAYAS,JOSE R.</p> <p>1999-11-09</p> <p>Wind-energy researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new, light-weight, modular data acquisition system capable of acquiring long-term, continuous, multi-channel time-series data from operating wind-turbines. New hardware features have been added to this system to make it more flexible and permit programming via telemetry. <span class="hlt">User-friendly</span> Windows-based software has been developed for programming the hardware and acquiring, storing, analyzing, and archiving the data. This paper briefly reviews the major components of the system, summarizes the recent hardware enhancements and operating experiences, and discusses the features and capabilities of the software programs that have been developed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/885634','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/885634"><span id="translatedtitle">Radiological Toolbox <span class="hlt">User</span>'s Manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Eckerman, KF</p> <p>2004-07-01</p> <p>A toolbox of radiological data has been assembled to provide <span class="hlt">users</span> access to the physical, chemical, anatomical, physiological and mathematical data relevant to the radiation protection of workers and member of the public. The software runs on a PC and provides <span class="hlt">users</span>, through a single graphical interface, quick access to contemporary data and the means to extract these data for further computations and analysis. The numerical data, for the most part, are stored within databases in SI units. However, the <span class="hlt">user</span> can display and extract values using non-SI units. This is the first release of the toolbox which was developed for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21677055','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21677055"><span id="translatedtitle">Field-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> techniques for assessment of biomarkers of nutrition for development.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Garrett, Dean A; Sangha, Jasbir K; Kothari, Monica T; Boyle, David</p> <p>2011-08-01</p> <p>Whereas cost-effective interventions exist for the control of micronutrient malnutrition (MN), in low-resource settings field-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> tools to assess the effect of these interventions are underutilized or not readily available where they are most needed. Conventional approaches for MN measurement are expensive and require relatively sophisticated laboratory instrumentation, skilled technicians, good infrastructure, and reliable sources of clean water and electricity. Consequently, there is a need to develop and introduce innovative tools that are appropriate for MN assessment in low-resource settings. These diagnostics should be cost-effective, simple to perform, robust, <span class="hlt">accurate</span>, and capable of being performed with basic laboratory equipment. Currently, such technologies either do not exist or have been applied to the assessment of a few micronutrients. In the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), a few such examples for which "biomarkers" of nutrition development have been assessed in low-resource settings using field-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> approaches are hemoglobin (anemia), retinol-binding protein (vitamin A), and iron (transferrin receptor). In all of these examples, samples were collected mainly by nonmedical staff and analyses were conducted in the survey country by technicians from the local health or research facilities. This article provides information on how the DHS has been able to successfully adapt field-<span class="hlt">friendly</span> techniques in challenging environments in population-based surveys for the assessment of micronutrient deficiencies. Special emphasis is placed on sample collection, processing, and testing in relation to the availability of local technology, resources, and capacity. PMID:21677055</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=servqual&pg=2&id=EJ633211','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=servqual&pg=2&id=EJ633211"><span id="translatedtitle">Perspectives on <span class="hlt">User</span> Satisfaction Surveys.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cullen, Rowena</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>Discusses academic libraries, digital environments, increasing competition, the relationship between service quality and <span class="hlt">user</span> satisfaction, and <span class="hlt">user</span> surveys. Describes the SERVQUAL model that measures service quality and <span class="hlt">user</span> satisfaction in academic libraries; considers gaps between <span class="hlt">user</span> expectations and managers' perceptions of <span class="hlt">user</span>…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhyA..432..167Y','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhyA..432..167Y"><span id="translatedtitle">A mixing evolution model for bidirectional microblog <span class="hlt">user</span> networks</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Yuan, Wei-Guo; Liu, Yun</p> <p>2015-08-01</p> <p>Microblogs have been widely used as a new form of online social networking. Based on the <span class="hlt">user</span> profile data collected from Sina Weibo, we find that the number of microblog <span class="hlt">user</span> bidirectional <span class="hlt">friends</span> approximately corresponds with the lognormal distribution. We then build two microblog <span class="hlt">user</span> networks with real bidirectional relationships, both of which have not only small-world and scale-free but also some special properties, such as double power-law degree distribution, disassortative network, hierarchical and rich-club structure. Moreover, by detecting the community structures of the two real networks, we find both of their community scales follow an exponential distribution. Based on the empirical analysis, we present a novel evolution network model with mixed connection rules, including lognormal fitness preferential and random attachment, nearest neighbor interconnected in the same community, and global random associations in different communities. The simulation results show that our model is consistent with real network in many topology features.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6204679','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6204679"><span id="translatedtitle">PEDRO (Petroleum Electronic Data Reporting Option) <span class="hlt">user</span> guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Not Available</p> <p>1990-11-01</p> <p>PEDRO is an electronic data communications product that simplifies filing and transmission of petroleum survey data. Your burden is significantly reduced as PEDRO eliminates paperwork, provides immediate onsite correction of data errors, and reduces the need for followup calls and survey resubmission. PEDRO provides an online error-checking process that highlights discrepancies. This permits you to enter and check data before transmitting to EIA. EIA then combines and reformats the data from different <span class="hlt">users</span> for use by analytical and reporting programs. PEDRO is available at no cost to the <span class="hlt">user</span>. Formal training is not required since installation, data processing, and transmission are done by interactive, <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> menu options. The PEDRO system is divided into three functions: (1) data processing, (2) transmitting data to EIA, and (3) EIA processing. 28 figs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10190706','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10190706"><span id="translatedtitle">Top ten list of <span class="hlt">user</span>-hostile interface design</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Miller, D.P.</p> <p>1994-10-01</p> <p>This report describes ten of the most frequent ergonomic problems found in human-computer interfaces (HCIs) associated with complex industrial machines. In contrast with being thought of as ``<span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span>,`` many of these machines are seen as exhibiting ``<span class="hlt">user</span>-hostile`` attributes by the author. The historical lack of consistent application of ergonomic principles in the HCIs has led to a breed of very sophisticated, complex manufacturing equipment that few people can operate without extensive orientation, training, or experience. This design oversight has produced the need for extensive training programs and help documentation, unnecessary machine downtime, and reduced productivity resulting from operator stress and confusion. Ergonomic considerations affect industrial machines in at least three important areas: (1) the physical package including CRT and keyboard, maintenance access areas, and dedicated hardware selection, layout, and labeling; (2) the software by which the <span class="hlt">user</span> interacts with the computer that controls the equipment; and (3) the supporting documentation.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011SPIE.7961E..4JW','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011SPIE.7961E..4JW"><span id="translatedtitle">Graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface for a dual-module EMCCD x-ray detector array</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wang, Weiyuan; Ionita, Ciprian; Kuhls-Gilcrist, Andrew; Huang, Ying; Qu, Bin; Gupta, Sandesh K.; Bednarek, Daniel R.; Rudin, Stephen</p> <p>2011-03-01</p> <p>A new Graphical <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface (GUI) was developed using Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) for a high-resolution, high-sensitivity Solid State X-ray Image Intensifier (SSXII), which is a new x-ray detector for radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging, consisting of an array of Electron-Multiplying CCDs (EMCCDs) each having a variable on-chip electron-multiplication gain of up to 2000x to reduce the effect of readout noise. To enlarge the field-of-view (FOV), each EMCCD sensor is coupled to an x-ray phosphor through a fiberoptic taper. Two EMCCD camera modules are used in our prototype to form a computer-controlled array; however, larger arrays are under development. The new GUI provides patient registration, EMCCD module control, image acquisition, and patient image review. Images from the array are stitched into a 2kx1k pixel image that can be acquired and saved at a rate of 17 Hz (faster with pixel binning). When reviewing the patient's data, the operator can select images from the patient's directory tree listed by the GUI and cycle through the images using a slider bar. Commonly used camera parameters including exposure time, trigger mode, and individual EMCCD gain can be easily adjusted using the GUI. The GUI is designed to accommodate expansion of the EMCCD array to even larger FOVs with more modules. The high-resolution, high-sensitivity EMCCD modular-array SSXII imager with the new <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> GUI should enable angiographers and interventionalists to visualize smaller vessels and endovascular devices, helping them to make more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> diagnoses and to perform more precise image-guided interventions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920003229','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19920003229"><span id="translatedtitle">Interactive Office <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Montgomery, Edward E.; Lowers, Benjamin; Nabors, Terri L.</p> <p>1990-01-01</p> <p>Given here is a <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual for Interactive Office (IO), an executive office tool for organization and planning, written specifically for Macintosh. IO is a paperless management tool to automate a related group of individuals into one productive system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6813895','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6813895"><span id="translatedtitle">Bevalac <span class="hlt">user</span>'s handbook</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Not Available</p> <p>1990-04-01</p> <p>This report is a <span class="hlt">users</span> manual on the Bevalac accelerator facility. This paper discuses: general information; the Bevalac and its operation; major facilities and experimental areas; and experimental equipment.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/982203','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/982203"><span id="translatedtitle">ARM <span class="hlt">User</span> Survey Report</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Roeder, LR</p> <p>2010-06-22</p> <p>The objective of this survey was to obtain <span class="hlt">user</span> feedback to, among other things, determine how to organize the exponentially growing data within the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, and identify users’ preferred data analysis system. The survey findings appear to have met this objective, having received approximately 300 responses that give insight into the type of work <span class="hlt">users</span> perform, usage of the data, percentage of data analysis <span class="hlt">users</span> might perform on an ARM-hosted computing resource, downloading volume level where <span class="hlt">users</span> begin having reservations, opinion about usage if given more powerful computing resources (including ability to manipulate data), types of tools that would be most beneficial to them, preferred programming language and data analysis system, level of importance for certain types of capabilities, and finally, level of interest in participating in a code-sharing community.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19950007174','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19950007174"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> interface development</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Aggrawal, Bharat</p> <p>1994-01-01</p> <p>This viewgraph presentation describes the development of <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces for OS/2 versions of computer codes for the analysis of seals. Current status, new features, work in progress, and future plans are discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2011-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf','CFR2011'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title38-vol1/pdf/CFR-2011-title38-vol1-sec4-46.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">38 CFR 4.46 - <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2011&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2011-07-01</p> <p>... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement. 4.46 Section 4.46 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Disability Ratings The Musculoskeletal System § 4.46 <span class="hlt">Accurate</span> measurement....</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li class="active"><span>22</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_22 --> <div id="page_23" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li class="active"><span>23</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="441"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002AcAau..51..405H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002AcAau..51..405H"><span id="translatedtitle">Service on demand for ISS <span class="hlt">users</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Hüser, Detlev; Berg, Marco; Körtge, Nicole; Mildner, Wolfgang; Salmen, Frank; Strauch, Karsten</p> <p>2002-07-01</p> <p>Since the ISS started its operational phase, the need of logistics scenarios and solutions, supporting the utilisation of the station and its facilities, becomes increasingly important. Our contribution to this challenge is a SERVICE On DEMAND for ISS <span class="hlt">users</span>, which offers a business <span class="hlt">friendly</span> engineering and logistics support for the resupply of the station. Especially the utilisation by commercial and industrial <span class="hlt">users</span> is supported and simplified by this service. Our industrial team, consisting of OHB-System and BEOS, provides experience and development support for space dedicated hard- and software elements, their transportation and operation. Furthermore, we operate as the interface between customer and the envisaged space authorities. Due to a variety of tailored service elements and the ongoing servicing, customers can concentrate on their payload content or mission objectives and don't have to deal with space-specific techniques and regulations. The SERVICE On DEMAND includes the following elements: ITR is our in-orbit platform service. ITR is a transport rack, used in the SPACEHAB logistics double module, for active and passive payloads on subrack- and drawer level of different standards. Due to its unique late access and early retrieval capability, ITR increases the flexibility concerning transport capabilities to and from the ISS. RIST is our multi-functional test facility for ISPR-based experiment drawer and locker payloads. The test program concentrates on physical and functional interface and performance testing at the payload developers site prior to the shipment to the integration and launch. The RIST service program comprises consulting, planning and engineering as well. The RIST test suitcase is planned to be available for lease or rent to <span class="hlt">users</span>, too. AMTSS is an advanced multimedia terminal consulting service for communication with the space station scientific facilities, as part of the <span class="hlt">user</span> home-base. This unique ISS multimedia kit combines communication technologies, software tools and hardware to provide a simple and cost-efficient access to data from the station, using the interconnection ground subnetwork. BEOLOG is our efficient ground logistics service for the transportation of payload hardware and support equipment from the <span class="hlt">user</span> location to the launch/landing sites for the ISS service flights and back home. The main function of this service is the planning and organisation of all packaging, handling, storage & transportation tasks according to international rules. In conclusion, we offer novel service elements for logistics ground- and flight-infrastructure, dedicated for ISS <span class="hlt">users</span>. These services can be easily adapted to the needs of <span class="hlt">users</span> and are suitable for other ?g- platforms as well.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19910022499','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19910022499"><span id="translatedtitle">ULDA <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Perry, Charleen; Driessen, Cornelius; Pasian, Fabio</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>The Uniform Low Dispersion Archive (ULDA) is a software system which, in one sitting, allows one to obtain copies on one's personal computer of those International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) low dispersion spectra that are of interest to the <span class="hlt">user</span>. Overviews and use instructions are given for two programs, one to search for and select spectra, and the other to convert those spectra into a form suitable for the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s image processing system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010115229&hterms=plotter&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3Dplotter','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20010115229&hterms=plotter&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3Dplotter"><span id="translatedtitle">FAST <span class="hlt">User</span> Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Walatka, Pamela P.; Clucas, Jean; McCabe, R. Kevin; Plessel, Todd; Potter, R.; Cooper, D. M. (Technical Monitor)</p> <p>1994-01-01</p> <p>The Flow Analysis Software Toolkit, FAST, is a software environment for visualizing data. FAST is a collection of separate programs (modules) that run simultaneously and allow the <span class="hlt">user</span> to examine the results of numerical and experimental simulations. The <span class="hlt">user</span> can load data files, perform calculations on the data, visualize the results of these calculations, construct scenes of 3D graphical objects, and plot, animate and record the scenes. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization is the primary intended use of FAST, but FAST can also assist in the analysis of other types of data. FAST combines the capabilities of such programs as PLOT3D, RIP, SURF, and GAS into one environment with modules that share data. Sharing data between modules eliminates the drudgery of transferring data between programs. All the modules in the FAST environment have a consistent, highly interactive graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface. Most commands are entered by pointing and'clicking. The modular construction of FAST makes it flexible and extensible. The environment can be custom configured and new modules can be developed and added as needed. The following modules have been developed for FAST: VIEWER, FILE IO, CALCULATOR, SURFER, TOPOLOGY, PLOTTER, TITLER, TRACER, ARCGRAPH, GQ, SURFERU, SHOTET, and ISOLEVU. A utility is also included to make the inclusion of <span class="hlt">user</span> defined modules in the FAST environment easy. The VIEWER module is the central control for the FAST environment. From VIEWER, the <span class="hlt">user</span> can-change object attributes, interactively position objects in three-dimensional space, define and save scenes, create animations, spawn new FAST modules, add additional view windows, and save and execute command scripts. The FAST <span class="hlt">User</span> Guide uses text and FAST MAPS (graphical representations of the entire <span class="hlt">user</span> interface) to guide the <span class="hlt">user</span> through the use of FAST. Chapters include: Maps, Overview, Tips, Getting Started Tutorial, a separate chapter for each module, file formats, and system administration.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1130247','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1130247"><span id="translatedtitle">VOLTTRON: <span class="hlt">User</span> Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Lutes, Robert G.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Akyol, Bora A.; Tenney, Nathan D.; Haack, Jereme N.; Monson, Kyle E.; Carpenter, Brandon J.</p> <p>2014-04-24</p> <p>This document is a <span class="hlt">user</span> guide for the deployment of the Transactional Network platform and agent/application development within the VOLTTRON. The intent of this <span class="hlt">user</span> guide is to provide a description of the functionality of the Transactional Network Platform. This document describes how to deploy the platform, including installation, use, guidance, and limitations. It also describes how additional features can be added to enhance its current functionality.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10186598','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10186598"><span id="translatedtitle">Hanford inventory program <span class="hlt">user`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Hinkelman, K.C.</p> <p>1994-09-12</p> <p>Provides <span class="hlt">users</span> with instructions and information about accessing and operating the Hanford Inventory Program (HIP) system. The Hanford Inventory Program is an integrated control system that provides a single source for the management and control of equipment, parts, and material warehoused by Westinghouse Hanford Company in various site-wide locations. The inventory is comprised of spare parts and equipment, shop stock, special tools, essential materials, and convenience storage items. The HIP replaced the following systems; ACA, ASP, PICS, FSP, WSR, STP, and RBO. In addition, HIP manages the catalog maintenance function for the General Supplies inventory stocked in the 1164 building and managed by WIMS.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/230637','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/230637"><span id="translatedtitle">Metadata: A <span class="hlt">user`s</span> view</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bretherton, F.P.; Singley, P.T.</p> <p>1994-12-31</p> <p>An analysis is presented of the uses of metadata from four aspects of database operations: (1) search, query, retrieval, (2) ingest, quality control, processing, (3) application to application transfer; (4) storage, archive. Typical degrees of database functionality ranging from simple file retrieval to interdisciplinary global query with metadatabase-<span class="hlt">user</span> dialog and involving many distributed autonomous databases, are ranked in approximate order of increasing sophistication of the required knowledge representation. An architecture is outlined for implementing such functionality in many different disciplinary domains utilizing a variety of off the shelf database management subsystems and processor software, each specialized to a different abstract data model.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=aggressive&id=EJ990053','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=aggressive&id=EJ990053"><span id="translatedtitle">Children's and Their <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Moral Reasoning: Relations with Aggressive Behavior</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Gasser, Luciano; Malti, Tina</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Friends</span>' moral characteristics such as their moral reasoning represent an important social contextual factor for children's behavioral socialization. Guided by this assumption, we compared the effects of children's and <span class="hlt">friends</span>' moral reasoning on their aggressive behavior in a low-risk sample of elementary school children. Peer nominations and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=drinking+AND+driving&pg=4&id=EJ559243','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=drinking+AND+driving&pg=4&id=EJ559243"><span id="translatedtitle">Interventions by Students in <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Smart, Reginald G.; Stoduto, Gina</p> <p>1997-01-01</p> <p>Investigated students' (N=1,184) self-reported interventions in the alcohol-, tobacco-, illicit-drug use, and drinking-driving of their <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Results indicate that almost one-third of students intervened in <span class="hlt">friends</span>' illegal drug use and drinking-driving, whereas about one-half intervened with smoking. Intervenors were usually older and worked…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=smart+AND+drugs&pg=3&id=EJ559243','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=smart+AND+drugs&pg=3&id=EJ559243"><span id="translatedtitle">Interventions by Students in <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Smart, Reginald G.; Stoduto, Gina</p> <p>1997-01-01</p> <p>Investigated students' (N=1,184) self-reported interventions in the alcohol-, tobacco-, illicit-drug use, and drinking-driving of their <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Results indicate that almost one-third of students intervened in <span class="hlt">friends</span>' illegal drug use and drinking-driving, whereas about one-half intervened with smoking. Intervenors were usually older and worked…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=high+AND+school+AND+education+AND+affect+AND+health&pg=2&id=EJ954064','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=high+AND+school+AND+education+AND+affect+AND+health&pg=2&id=EJ954064"><span id="translatedtitle">Academic Achievement and Its Impact on <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Dynamics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Flashman, Jennifer</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Academic achievement in adolescence is a key determinant of future educational and occupational success. <span class="hlt">Friends</span> play an important role in the educational process. They provide support and resources and can both encourage and discourage academic achievement. As a result, the <span class="hlt">friends</span> adolescents make may help to maintain and exacerbate inequality…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend+AND+adolescence&pg=5&id=EJ452344','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend+AND+adolescence&pg=5&id=EJ452344"><span id="translatedtitle">Locus of Peer Influence: Social Crowd and Best <span class="hlt">Friend</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Urberg, Kathryn A.</p> <p>1992-01-01</p> <p>The relative influence of best <span class="hlt">friends</span> and social crowds of 324 older adolescents (eleventh graders) on cigarette smoking was examined to determine influences as a function of sex, conformity, and friendship mutuality. Best <span class="hlt">friends</span>, rather than social crowd, appeared to be the major influence in this group. (SLD)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=importance+AND+demonstrate&pg=4&id=EJ991786','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=importance+AND+demonstrate&pg=4&id=EJ991786"><span id="translatedtitle">A Little Help from My <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: Creating Socially Supportive Schools</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Sulkowski, Michael L.; Demaray, Michelle K.; Lazarus, Philip J.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Students get by with a little help from their <span class="hlt">friends</span>; students try with a little help from their <span class="hlt">friends</span>. When their social needs are met, students tend to be better adjusted and perform more effectively in school. A strong social network serves to protect students and mitigates the effects of a variety of risk factors. Due to the rich empirical…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=anglicism&pg=2&id=ED399805','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=anglicism&pg=2&id=ED399805"><span id="translatedtitle">More False <span class="hlt">Friends</span>. Tuckische Fallen des deutsch-englishen Wortschatzes.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Breitkreuz, Hartmut</p> <p></p> <p>The second guide to "false <span class="hlt">friends</span>," or false cognates, in German and English lists and discusses more difficult terms than the first guide. An introductory section defines false <span class="hlt">friends</span> and discusses different types, and provides a set of symbols for distinguishing them. The first major section lists, alphabetically in German, and contains notes…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=money+AND+time&pg=3&id=EJ1014234','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=money+AND+time&pg=3&id=EJ1014234"><span id="translatedtitle">Creating a Responsive Website: PPLD <span class="hlt">Friends</span>--A Case Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Franklyn, Virginia</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) had a legacy website that was remotely hosted and maintained by a volunteer. They wanted a more significant presence on PPLD.org and an easier interface with which to update information. The developers decided to create a new <span class="hlt">Friends</span> site in Drupal, using RWD, CSS3, and HTML5. The plan was to…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=scan&pg=5&id=EJ961197','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=scan&pg=5&id=EJ961197"><span id="translatedtitle">The Minnesota Family, <span class="hlt">Friend</span> and Neighbor Grant Program</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Susman-Stillman, Amy; Stout, Karen; Cleveland, Jennifer; Hawley, Vicki</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>In 1997, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to pass legislation establishing an education and support program for family, <span class="hlt">friend</span>, and neighbor (FFN) care providers. This article describes the Minnesota Family, <span class="hlt">Friend</span> and Neighbor Grant Program and findings from an evaluation of the programs and a curriculum scan of materials used in…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=information+AND+overload&pg=5&id=EJ850543','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=information+AND+overload&pg=5&id=EJ850543"><span id="translatedtitle">Working the Social: Twitter and <span class="hlt">Friend</span>Feed</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Carscaddon, Laura; Harris, Colleen S.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Information overload is so five years ago, but the problem it describes is all too real. Fortunately, there's hope yet for the savvy librarian: Twitter and <span class="hlt">Friend</span>Feed turn information dissemination on its head, using <span class="hlt">friends</span> and subscribers as a filter for the best, most credible, and most engaging information out there. Like other social media…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=family+AND+material+AND+support&pg=3&id=EJ961197','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=family+AND+material+AND+support&pg=3&id=EJ961197"><span id="translatedtitle">The Minnesota Family, <span class="hlt">Friend</span> and Neighbor Grant Program</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Susman-Stillman, Amy; Stout, Karen; Cleveland, Jennifer; Hawley, Vicki</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>In 1997, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to pass legislation establishing an education and support program for family, <span class="hlt">friend</span>, and neighbor (FFN) care providers. This article describes the Minnesota Family, <span class="hlt">Friend</span> and Neighbor Grant Program and findings from an evaluation of the programs and a curriculum scan of materials used in…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1072123.pdf','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1072123.pdf"><span id="translatedtitle">Please Write: Using Critical <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Letter Writing in Teacher Research</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Samaras, Anastasia P.; Sell, Corey</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>This study examines students' experiences using letter writing designed as a socio-cultural-based tool for critical <span class="hlt">friend</span> work to promote dialogue and critique of their self-study teacher research projects. It seeks to understand their diverse experiences to inform future practice and contribute to the knowledge base of critical <span class="hlt">friend</span> work in…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=aggressive&pg=2&id=EJ990053','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=aggressive&pg=2&id=EJ990053"><span id="translatedtitle">Children's and Their <span class="hlt">Friends</span>' Moral Reasoning: Relations with Aggressive Behavior</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Gasser, Luciano; Malti, Tina</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Friends</span>' moral characteristics such as their moral reasoning represent an important social contextual factor for children's behavioral socialization. Guided by this assumption, we compared the effects of children's and <span class="hlt">friends</span>' moral reasoning on their aggressive behavior in a low-risk sample of elementary school children. Peer nominations and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook&pg=5&id=EJ922436','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=facebook&pg=5&id=EJ922436"><span id="translatedtitle">"<span class="hlt">Friending</span>" Professors, Parents and Bosses: A Facebook Connection Conundrum</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Karl, Katherine A.; Peluchette, Joy V.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>The ever-growing popularity of Facebook has led some educators to ponder what role social networking might have in education. The authors examined student reactions to <span class="hlt">friend</span> requests from people outside their regular network of <span class="hlt">friends</span> including professors, parents, and employers. We found students have the most positive reactions to friend…</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li class="active"><span>23</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_23 --> <div id="page_24" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li class="active"><span>24</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="461"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&pg=4&id=EJ644558','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=best+AND+friend&pg=4&id=EJ644558"><span id="translatedtitle">Young Adolescents' Experiences with Parents and <span class="hlt">Friends</span>: Exploring the Connections.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Madden-Derdich, Debra A.; Estrada, Ana Ulloa; Sales, Lara J.; Leonard, Stacie A.</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>Drawing on social learning and structural family theories, this study examined connections between young adolescents' experiences with their parents and their best <span class="hlt">friends</span>. Findings revealed links between European American boys' experiences with their fathers and their best <span class="hlt">friends</span> and between the nature of the parent-adolescent hierarchy and both…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=website&pg=7&id=EJ1014234','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=website&pg=7&id=EJ1014234"><span id="translatedtitle">Creating a Responsive Website: PPLD <span class="hlt">Friends</span>--A Case Study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Franklyn, Virginia</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">Friends</span> of the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) had a legacy website that was remotely hosted and maintained by a volunteer. They wanted a more significant presence on PPLD.org and an easier interface with which to update information. The developers decided to create a new <span class="hlt">Friends</span> site in Drupal, using RWD, CSS3, and HTML5. The plan was to…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=markov&pg=5&id=EJ954064','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=markov&pg=5&id=EJ954064"><span id="translatedtitle">Academic Achievement and Its Impact on <span class="hlt">Friend</span> Dynamics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Flashman, Jennifer</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>Academic achievement in adolescence is a key determinant of future educational and occupational success. <span class="hlt">Friends</span> play an important role in the educational process. They provide support and resources and can both encourage and discourage academic achievement. As a result, the <span class="hlt">friends</span> adolescents make may help to maintain and exacerbate inequality…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=filter+AND+harris&id=EJ850543','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=filter+AND+harris&id=EJ850543"><span id="translatedtitle">Working the Social: Twitter and <span class="hlt">Friend</span>Feed</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Carscaddon, Laura; Harris, Colleen S.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Information overload is so five years ago, but the problem it describes is all too real. Fortunately, there's hope yet for the savvy librarian: Twitter and <span class="hlt">Friend</span>Feed turn information dissemination on its head, using <span class="hlt">friends</span> and subscribers as a filter for the best, most credible, and most engaging information out there. Like other social media…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009LNCS.5823..585S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009LNCS.5823..585S"><span id="translatedtitle">Actively Learning Ontology Matching via <span class="hlt">User</span> Interaction</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Shi, Feng; Li, Juanzi; Tang, Jie; Xie, Guotong; Li, Hanyu</p> <p></p> <p>Ontology matching plays a key role for semantic interoperability. Many methods have been proposed for automatically finding the alignment between heterogeneous ontologies. However, in many real-world applications, finding the alignment in a completely automatic way is highly infeasible. Ideally, an ontology matching system would have an interactive interface to allow <span class="hlt">users</span> to provide feedbacks to guide the automatic algorithm. Fundamentally, we need answer the following questions: How can a system perform an efficiently interactive process with the <span class="hlt">user</span>? How many interactions are sufficient for finding a more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> matching? To address these questions, we propose an active learning framework for ontology matching, which tries to find the most informative candidate matches to query the <span class="hlt">user</span>. The <span class="hlt">user</span>'s feedbacks are used to: 1) correct the mistake matching and 2) propagate the supervise information to help the entire matching process. Three measures are proposed to estimate the confidence of each matching candidate. A correct propagation algorithm is further proposed to maximize the spread of the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s "guidance". Experimental results on several public data sets show that the proposed approach can significantly improve the matching accuracy (+8.0% better than the baseline methods).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=KKS&id=EJ652616','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=KKS&id=EJ652616"><span id="translatedtitle">Do <span class="hlt">Friends</span> and Nonfriends Behave Differently? A Social Relations Analysis of Children's Behavior.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Simpkins, Sandra D.; Parke, Ross D.</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>Examined how children behave differently with <span class="hlt">friends</span> and non-<span class="hlt">friends</span>. Engaged 123 triads of target children, <span class="hlt">friends</span>, and unacquainted peers in free-play and planning tasks. Found that children behaved more positively but also exhibited more negative behavior with <span class="hlt">friends</span> than with non-<span class="hlt">friends</span>. (KK)</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21880572','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21880572"><span id="translatedtitle">Enhancing collaborative filtering by <span class="hlt">user</span> interest expansion via personalized ranking.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Liu, Qi; Chen, Enhong; Xiong, Hui; Ding, Chris H Q; Chen, Jian</p> <p>2012-02-01</p> <p>Recommender systems suggest a few items from many possible choices to the <span class="hlt">users</span> by understanding their past behaviors. In these systems, the <span class="hlt">user</span> behaviors are influenced by the hidden interests of the <span class="hlt">users</span>. Learning to leverage the information about <span class="hlt">user</span> interests is often critical for making better recommendations. However, existing collaborative-filtering-based recommender systems are usually focused on exploiting the information about the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s interaction with the systems; the information about latent <span class="hlt">user</span> interests is largely underexplored. To that end, inspired by the topic models, in this paper, we propose a novel collaborative-filtering-based recommender system by <span class="hlt">user</span> interest expansion via personalized ranking, named iExpand. The goal is to build an item-oriented model-based collaborative-filtering framework. The iExpand method introduces a three-layer, <span class="hlt">user</span>-interests-item, representation scheme, which leads to more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> ranking recommendation results with less computation cost and helps the understanding of the interactions among <span class="hlt">users</span>, items, and <span class="hlt">user</span> interests. Moreover, iExpand strategically deals with many issues that exist in traditional collaborative-filtering approaches, such as the overspecialization problem and the cold-start problem. Finally, we evaluate iExpand on three benchmark data sets, and experimental results show that iExpand can lead to better ranking performance than state-of-the-art methods with a significant margin. PMID:21880572</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19910016370','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19910016370"><span id="translatedtitle">SEAPAK <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide, version 2.0. Volume 2: Descriptions of programs</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Mcclain, Charles R.; Darzi, Michael; Firestone, James K.; Fu, Gary; Yeh, Eueng-Nan; Endres, Daniel L.</p> <p>1991-01-01</p> <p>The SEAPAK is a <span class="hlt">user</span>-interactive satellite data analysis package that was developed for the processing and interpretation of Nimbus-7/Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) and the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data. Significant revisions were made since version 1.0, and the ancillary environmental data analysis module was greatly expanded. The package continues to be <span class="hlt">user</span> <span class="hlt">friendly</span> and <span class="hlt">user</span> interactive. Also, because the scientific goals of the ocean color research being conducted have shifted to large space and time scales, batch processing capabilities for both satellite and ancillary environmental data analyses were enhanced, thus allowing for large quantities of data to be ingested and analyzed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/0019/','USGSPUBS'); return false;" href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/0019/"><span id="translatedtitle">CMGTooL <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/index.jsp?view=adv">USGS Publications Warehouse</a></p> <p>Xu, Jingping; Lightsom, Fran; Noble, Marlene A.; Denham, Charles</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>During the past several years, the sediment transport group in the Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) of the U. S. Geological Survey has made major revisions to its methodology of processing, analyzing, and maintaining the variety of oceanographic time-series data. First, CMGP completed the transition of the its oceanographic time-series database to a self-documenting NetCDF (Rew et al., 1997) data format. Second, CMGP’s oceanographic data variety and complexity have been greatly expanded from traditional 2-dimensional, single-point time-series measurements (e.g., Electro-magnetic current meters, transmissometers) to more advanced 3-dimensional and profiling time-series measurements due to many new acquisitions of modern instruments such as Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (RDI, 1996), Acoustic Doppler Velocitimeter, Pulse-Coherence Acoustic Doppler Profiler (SonTek, 2001), Acoustic Bacscatter Sensor (Aquatec, 1001001001001001001). In order to accommodate the NetCDF format of data from the new instruments, a software package of processing, analyzing, and visualizing time-series oceanographic data was developed. It is named CMGTooL. The CMGTooL package contains two basic components: a <span class="hlt">user-friendly</span> GUI for NetCDF file analysis, processing and manipulation; and a data analyzing program library. Most of the routines in the library are stand-alone programs suitable for batch processing. CMGTooL is written in MATLAB computing language (The Mathworks, 1997), therefore <span class="hlt">users</span> must have MATLAB installed on their computer in order to use this software package. In addition, MATLAB’s Signal Processing Toolbox is also required by some CMGTooL’s routines. Like most MATLAB programs, all CMGTooL codes are compatible with different computing platforms including PC, MAC, and UNIX machines (Note: CMGTooL has been tested on different platforms that run MATLAB 5.2 (Release 10) or lower versions. Some of the commands related to MAC may not be compatible with later releases of MATLAB). The GUI and some of the library routines call low-level NetCDF file I/O, variable and attribute functions. These NetCDF exclusive functions are supported by a MATLAB toolbox named NetCDF, created by Dr. Charles Denham . This toolbox has to be installed in order to use the CMGTooL GUI. The CMGTooL GUI calls several routines that were initially developed by others. The authors would like to acknowledge the following scientists for their ideas and codes: Dr. Rich Signell (USGS), Dr. Chris Sherwood (USGS), and Dr. Bob Beardsley (WHOI). Many special terms that carry special meanings in either MATLAB or the NetCDF Toolbox are used in this manual. <span class="hlt">Users</span> are encouraged to read the documents of MATLAB and NetCDF for references.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19660000253','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19660000253"><span id="translatedtitle">Mill profiler machines soft materials <span class="hlt">accurately</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Rauschl, J. A.</p> <p>1966-01-01</p> <p>Mill profiler machines bevels, slots, and grooves in soft materials, such as styrofoam phenolic-filled cores, to any desired thickness. A single operator can <span class="hlt">accurately</span> control cutting depths in contour or straight line work.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19650000271','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19650000271"><span id="translatedtitle">Electromechanical flowmeter <span class="hlt">accurately</span> monitors fluid flow</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Grant, D. J.</p> <p>1965-01-01</p> <p>Electromechanical flowmeter remotely and <span class="hlt">accurately</span> monitors the flow rate and total volume of a transparent liquid discharged from a dispensing system. A dual dispensing tube system provides a relative reference level which permits compensation for temperature variations.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19690000242','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19690000242"><span id="translatedtitle">Remote balance weighs <span class="hlt">accurately</span> amid high radiation</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Eggenberger, D. N.; Shuck, A. B.</p> <p>1969-01-01</p> <p>Commercial beam-type balance, modified and outfitted with electronic controls and digital readout, can be remotely controlled for use in high radiation environments. This allows <span class="hlt">accurate</span> weighing of breeder-reactor fuel pieces when they are radioactively hot.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/212719','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/212719"><span id="translatedtitle">TWEAT `95: <span class="hlt">User`s</span> documentation update</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Robertus, B.; Lambert, R.</p> <p>1996-03-01</p> <p>This report is designed to be a supplement to TWEAT`94 (PVTD-C94-05.01K Rev.1). It is intended to describe the primary features of the Ternary Waste Envelope Assessment Tool software package that have been added in FY`95 and how to use them. It contains only minimal duplication of information found in TWEAT`94 even though all features of TWEAT`94 will still be available. Emphasis on this Update is the binary plotting capability and the OWL Import modifications. Like it`s predecessors, this manual does not provide instructions for modifying the program code itself. The <span class="hlt">user</span> of TWEAT`95 is expected to be familiar with the basic concepts and operation of the TWEAT software as discussed in TWEAT`94. Software and hardware requirements have not changed since TWEAT`94. TWEAT has now been tested using Macintosh System software versions 6.05 through 7.5.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFMIN41B1414K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFMIN41B1414K"><span id="translatedtitle">Evolution of the EOSDIS Data <span class="hlt">User</span> Communities</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Krupp, B. M.; Murphy, K. J.; Wanchoo, L.; Chang, H.</p> <p>2011-12-01</p> <p>Since NASA's EOS Terra platform began operations in early FY2000, data centers affiliated with the EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS) have distributed over 12.8 Petabytes (PB) and 1.2 billion files of data to over 2.3 million distinct <span class="hlt">users</span> through the end of FY2010. Metrics on data ingest, archive, and distribution have been collected throughout the EOS era by different automated systems. The functionality of these systems has improved over the years, allowing more types of metrics analyses to be made with greater precision. The ESDIS Metrics System (EMS) replaced the earlier ESDIS Data Gathering and Reporting System (EDGRS) in FY2005. Since then it has collected increasingly more <span class="hlt">accurate</span> information about data <span class="hlt">users</span> obtaining products from the many EOSDIS data centers. The information allows characterization of the various EOSDIS <span class="hlt">user</span> communities, and enables studies of how these communities have changed over time. <span class="hlt">User</span> information obtained when an order is placed, or products are downloaded from a data center's FTP site, include the <span class="hlt">user</span>'s IP host (or IP address) and email address. The EMS system is able to resolve most IP addresses to specific domains. Combined with science discipline information associated with the data products themselves, <span class="hlt">users</span> and data distributions to them can be characterized in a number of ways, including by countries, disciplines (e.g. Atmosphere, Ocean, Land), and [most readily for the United States] affiliations (Government, Education, Non-profit, or Commercial). The purpose of this investigation is to analyze patterns of data distributions within the different <span class="hlt">user</span> groups mentioned above and to trace their evolution over time. Results show, for example, that the number of foreign <span class="hlt">users</span> has increased greatly over the years, as has the number of countries receiving EOSDIS data products. These kinds of studies can be very useful to the various data centers. By gaining a better understanding of how their <span class="hlt">user</span> communities are evolving, and how patterns of data product distributions are changing, data centers will be better able to serve the needs of the <span class="hlt">users</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=factors+AND+enterprise+AND+success&id=ED519964','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=factors+AND+enterprise+AND+success&id=ED519964"><span id="translatedtitle">Evaluating <span class="hlt">User</span> Participation and <span class="hlt">User</span> Influence in an Enterprise System</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Gibbs, Martin D.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Does <span class="hlt">user</span> influence have an impact on the data quality of an information systems development project? What decision making should <span class="hlt">users</span> have? How can <span class="hlt">users</span> effectively be engaged in the process? What is success? <span class="hlt">User</span> participation is considered to be a critical success factor for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects, yet there is little…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=critical+AND+success+AND+factors&pg=7&id=ED519964','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=critical+AND+success+AND+factors&pg=7&id=ED519964"><span id="translatedtitle">Evaluating <span class="hlt">User</span> Participation and <span class="hlt">User</span> Influence in an Enterprise System</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Gibbs, Martin D.</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>Does <span class="hlt">user</span> influence have an impact on the data quality of an information systems development project? What decision making should <span class="hlt">users</span> have? How can <span class="hlt">users</span> effectively be engaged in the process? What is success? <span class="hlt">User</span> participation is considered to be a critical success factor for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects, yet there is little…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26418404','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26418404"><span id="translatedtitle">Understanding the Code: keeping <span class="hlt">accurate</span> records.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Griffith, Richard</p> <p>2015-10-01</p> <p>In his continuing series looking at the legal and professional implications of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's revised Code of Conduct, Richard Griffith discusses the elements of <span class="hlt">accurate</span> record keeping under Standard 10 of the Code. This article considers the importance of <span class="hlt">accurate</span> record keeping for the safety of patients and protection of district nurses. The legal implications of records are explained along with how district nurses should write records to ensure these legal requirements are met. PMID:26418404</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/5612','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/5612"><span id="translatedtitle">GRSAC <span class="hlt">Users</span> Manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Ball, S.J.; Nypaver, D.J.</p> <p>1999-02-01</p> <p>An interactive workstation-based simulation code (GRSAC) for studying postulated severe accidents in gas-cooled reactors has been developed to accommodate <span class="hlt">user</span>-generated input with ''smart front-end'' checking. Code features includes on- and off-line plotting, on-line help and documentation, and an automated sensitivity study option. The code and its predecessors have been validated using comparisons with a variety of experimental data and similar codes. GRSAC model features include a three-dimensional representation of the core thermal hydraulics, and optional ATWS (anticipated transients without scram) capabilities. The <span class="hlt">user</span> manual includes a detailed description of the code features, and includes four case studies which guide the <span class="hlt">user</span> through four different examples of the major uses of GRSAC: an accident case; an initial conditions setup and run; a sensitivity study; and the setup of a new reactor model.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3625856','PMC'); return false;" href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3625856"><span id="translatedtitle">The Schistosoma Granuloma: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> or Foe?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Hams, Emily; Aviello, Gabriella; Fallon, Padraic G.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Infection of man with Schistosoma species of trematode parasite causes marked chronic morbidity. Individuals that become infected with Schistosomes may develop a spectrum of pathology ranging from mild cercarial dermatitis to severe tissue inflammation, in particular within the liver and intestines, which can lead to life threatening hepatosplenomegaly. It is well established that the etiopathology during schistosomiasis is primarily due to an excessive or unregulated inflammatory response to the parasite, in particular to eggs that become trapped in various tissue. The eggs forms the foci of a classical type 2 granulomatous inflammation, characterized by an eosinophil-rich, CD4+ T helper (Th) 2 cell dominated infiltrate with additional infiltration of alternatively activated macrophages (M2). Indeed the sequela of the type 2 perioval granuloma is marked fibroblast infiltration and development of fibrosis. Paradoxically, while the granuloma is the cause of pathology it also can afford some protection, whereby the granuloma minimizes collateral tissue damage in the liver and intestines. Furthermore, the parasite is exquisitely reliant on the host to mount a granulomatous reaction to the eggs as this inflammatory response facilitates the successful excretion of the eggs from the host. In this focused review we will address the conundrum of the S. mansoni granuloma acting as both <span class="hlt">friend</span> and foe in inflammation during infection. PMID:23596444</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009PJMPE..15..177S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009PJMPE..15..177S"><span id="translatedtitle">Maria Sklodowska-Curie - scientist, <span class="hlt">friend</span>, manager</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Slavchev, A.</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Great names in science represent an inexhaustible source and richness of inspiration, satisfaction and consolation, a moving and victorious force. Throughout her exemplifying life, Maria Sklodowska remained modest but with a keen sense of humor, of an outstanding style, a mine of knowledge and experience, of innovative ideas and a rich inner life. Full of love, of passion to give and to share, of natural optimism, mixed with a light melancholy, so typical for sages. She vehemently defended the love of scientific research, of the spirit of adventure and entrepreneurship and fought for international culture, for the protection of personality and talent. Maria Sklodowska left her passion to science, her dedication to work including education and training of young people, her passionate adherence to her family, her belief in her <span class="hlt">friends</span>, her pure and profound humanity and warmth! The paper should be a homage to her, an appreciation of her work over the years, but not less a correspondence, a conversation with her! On the other hand, the present solemn occasion resuscitates the personalities of Maria and Pierre Curie and their work, in particular of Maria Sklodowska in her own native land! In this manner, it truly contributes to her immortality!</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li class="active"><span>24</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_24 --> <div id="page_25" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li class="active"><span>25</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="481"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26187566','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26187566"><span id="translatedtitle">Fever and sickness behavior: <span class="hlt">Friend</span> or foe?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Harden, L M; Kent, S; Pittman, Q J; Roth, J</p> <p>2015-11-01</p> <p>Fever has been recognized as an important symptom of disease since ancient times. For many years, fever was treated as a putative life-threatening phenomenon. More recently, it has been recognized as an important part of the body's defense mechanisms; indeed at times it has even been used as a therapeutic agent. The knowledge of the functional role of the central nervous system in the genesis of fever has greatly improved over the last decade. It is clear that the febrile process, which develops in the sick individual, is just one of many brain-controlled sickness symptoms. Not only will the sick individual appear "feverish" but they may also display a range of behavioral changes, such as anorexia, fatigue, loss of interest in usual daily activities, social withdrawal, listlessness or malaise, hyperalgesia, sleep disturbances and cognitive dysfunction, collectively termed "sickness behavior". In this review we consider the issue of whether fever and sickness behaviors are <span class="hlt">friend</span> or foe during: a critical illness, the common cold or influenza, in pregnancy and in the newborn. Deciding whether these sickness responses are beneficial or harmful will very much shape our approach to the use of antipyretics during illness. PMID:26187566</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/986336','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/986336"><span id="translatedtitle">Field Testing of Environmentally <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Drilling System</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>David Burnett</p> <p>2009-05-31</p> <p>The Environmentally <span class="hlt">Friendly</span> Drilling (EFD) program addresses new low-impact technology that reduces the footprint of drilling activities, integrates light weight drilling rigs with reduced emission engine packages, addresses on-site waste management, optimizes the systems to fit the needs of a specific development sites and provides stewardship of the environment. In addition, the program includes industry, the public, environmental organizations, and elected officials in a collaboration that addresses concerns on development of unconventional natural gas resources in environmentally sensitive areas. The EFD program provides the fundamentals to result in greater access, reasonable regulatory controls, lower development cost and reduction of the environmental footprint associated with operations for unconventional natural gas. Industry Sponsors have supported the program with significant financial and technical support. This final report compendium is organized into segments corresponding directly with the DOE approved scope of work for the term 2005-2009 (10 Sections). Each specific project is defined by (a) its goals, (b) its deliverable, and (c) its future direction. A web site has been established that contains all of these detailed engineering reports produced with their efforts. The goals of the project are to (1) identify critical enabling technologies for a prototype low-impact drilling system, (2) test the prototype systems in field laboratories, and (3) demonstrate the advanced technology to show how these practices would benefit the environment.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20020073172','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20020073172"><span id="translatedtitle">MERBoard <span class="hlt">User</span>'s Guide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Trimble, Jay; Shab, Ted; Vera, Alonso; Gaswiller, Rich; Clancy, Daniel (Technical Monitor)</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>An important goal of MERBoard is to allow <span class="hlt">users</span> to quickly and easily share information. The front-end interface is physically a large plasma computer display with a touch screen, allowing multiple people to interact shoulder-to-shoulder or in a small meeting area. The software system allows people to interactively create digital whiteboards, browse the web, give presentations and connect to personal computers (for example, to run applications not on the MERBoard computer itself). There are four major integrated applications: a browser; a remote connection to another computer (VNC); a digital whiteboard; and a digital space (MERSpace), which is a digital repository for each individual <span class="hlt">user</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/918369','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/918369"><span id="translatedtitle">RADTRAN 5 <span class="hlt">user</span> guide.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kanipe, Frances L.; Neuhauser, Karen Sieglinde</p> <p>2003-07-01</p> <p>This <span class="hlt">User</span> Guide for the RADTRAN 5 computer code for transportation risk analysis describes basic risk concepts and provides the <span class="hlt">user</span> with step-by-step directions for creating input files by means of either the RADDOG input file generator software or a text editor. It also contains information on how to interpret RADTRAN 5 output, how to obtain and use several types of important input data, and how to select appropriate analysis methods. Appendices include a glossary of terms, a listing of error messages, data-plotting information, images of RADDOG screens, and a table of all data in the internal radionuclide library.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19880012262','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19880012262"><span id="translatedtitle">CARE 3 <span class="hlt">User</span>'s Workshop</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>1988-01-01</p> <p>A <span class="hlt">user</span>'s workshop for CARE 3, a reliability assessment tool designed and developed especially for the evaluation of high reliability fault tolerant digital systems, was held at NASA Langley Research Center on October 6 to 7, 1987. The main purpose of the workshop was to assess the evolutionary status of CARE 3. The activities of the workshop are documented and papers are included by <span class="hlt">user</span>'s of CARE 3 and NASA. Features and limitations of CARE 3 and comparisons to other tools are presented. The conclusions to a workshop questionaire are also discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013sgfg.book..461B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013sgfg.book..461B"><span id="translatedtitle">PALP -- a <span class="hlt">user</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Braun, Andreas P.; Knapp, Johanna; Scheidegger, Emanuel; Skarke, Harald; Walliser, Nils-Ole</p> <p>2013-10-01</p> <p>This article provides a complete <span class="hlt">user</span>'s guide to version 2.1 of the toric geometry package PALP by Maximilian Kreuzer and others. In particular, previously undocumented applications such as the program Nef.X are discussed in detail. New features of PALP 2.1 include an extension of the program mori.x which can now compute Mori cones and intersection rings of arbitrary dimension and can also take specific triangulations of reflexive polytopes as input. Furthermore, the program nef.x is enhanced by an option that allows the <span class="hlt">user</span> to enter reflexive Gorenstein cones as input. The present documentation is complemented by a Wiki which is available online.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013NatSR...3E2266A','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013NatSR...3E2266A"><span id="translatedtitle">Fast and <span class="hlt">accurate</span> automated cell boundary determination for fluorescence microscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Arce, Stephen Hugo; Wu, Pei-Hsun; Tseng, Yiider</p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>Detailed measurement of cell phenotype information from digital fluorescence images has the potential to greatly advance biomedicine in various disciplines such as patient diagnostics or drug screening. Yet, the complexity of cell conformations presents a major barrier preventing effective determination of cell boundaries, and introduces measurement error that propagates throughout subsequent assessment of cellular parameters and statistical analysis. State-of-the-art image segmentation techniques that require <span class="hlt">user</span>-interaction, prolonged computation time and specialized training cannot adequately provide the support for high content platforms, which often sacrifice resolution to foster the speedy collection of massive amounts of cellular data. This work introduces a strategy that allows us to rapidly obtain <span class="hlt">accurate</span> cell boundaries from digital fluorescent images in an automated format. Hence, this new method has broad applicability to promote biotechnology.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22789025','PUBMED'); return false;" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22789025"><span id="translatedtitle">A non-expert-<span class="hlt">user</span> interface for posing signing avatars.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Adamo-Villani, Nicoletta; Popescu, Voicu; Lestina, Jason</p> <p>2013-05-01</p> <p>We describe a graphical <span class="hlt">user</span> interface designed to allow non-expert <span class="hlt">users</span> to pose 3D characters to create American Sign Language (ASL) computer animation. The interface is an important component of a software system that allows educators of the Deaf to add sign language translation, in the form of 3D character animations, to digital learning materials, thus making them accessible to deaf learners. A study indicates that <span class="hlt">users</span> with no computer animation expertize can create animated ASL signs quickly and <span class="hlt">accurately</span>. PMID:22789025</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22SPEC+%22&pg=5&id=ED463762','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22SPEC+%22&pg=5&id=ED463762"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Authentication. SPEC Kit.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Plum, Terry, Comp.; Bleiler, Richard, Comp.</p> <p>2001-01-01</p> <p>This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit presents the results of a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries designed to examine the systems research libraries use to authenticate and authorize the <span class="hlt">users</span> of their online networked information resources. A total of 52 of 121 ARL member libraries responded to…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19720006202','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19720006202"><span id="translatedtitle">EREP <span class="hlt">users</span> handbook</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p></p> <p>1971-01-01</p> <p>Revised Skylab spacecraft, experiments, and mission planning information is presented for the Earth Resources Experiment Package (EREP) <span class="hlt">users</span>. The major hardware elements and the medical, scientific, engineering, technology and earth resources experiments are described. Ground truth measurements and EREP data handling procedures are discussed. The mission profile, flight planning, crew activities, and aircraft support are also outlined.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6443255','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/6443255"><span id="translatedtitle">HEMPDS <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Warren, K.H.</p> <p>1983-02-01</p> <p>HEMPDS, the double-slide version of two-dimensional HEMP, allows the intersection of slide lines and slide lines in any direction, thus making use of triangular zones. this revised <span class="hlt">user</span>'s manual aids the physicist, computer scientist, and computer technician in using, maintaining, and coverting HEMPDS. Equations, EOS models, and sample problems are included.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110013583','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110013583"><span id="translatedtitle">Power <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Pfister, Robin; McMahon, Joe</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>Power <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface 5.0 (PUI) is a system of middleware, written for expert <span class="hlt">users</span> in the Earth-science community, PUI enables expedited ordering of data granules on the basis of specific granule-identifying information that the <span class="hlt">users</span> already know or can assemble. PUI also enables expert <span class="hlt">users</span> to perform quick searches for orderablegranule information for use in preparing orders. PUI 5.0 is available in two versions (note: PUI 6.0 has command-line mode only): a Web-based application program and a UNIX command-line- mode client program. Both versions include modules that perform data-granule-ordering functions in conjunction with external systems. The Web-based version works with Earth Observing System Clearing House (ECHO) metadata catalog and order-entry services and with an open-source order-service broker server component, called the Mercury Shopping Cart, that is provided separately by Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Department of Energy. The command-line version works with the ECHO metadata and order-entry process service. Both versions of PUI ultimately use ECHO to process an order to be sent to a data provider. Ordered data are provided through means outside the PUI software system.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Privacy+AND+Policy&pg=4&id=ED553849','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Privacy+AND+Policy&pg=4&id=ED553849"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Centric Policy Management</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cheek, Gorrell P.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Internet use, in general, and online social networking sites, in particular, are experiencing tremendous growth with hundreds of millions of active <span class="hlt">users</span>. As a result, there is a tremendous amount of privacy information and content online. Protecting this information is a challenge. Access control policy composition is complex, laborious and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=artificial+AND+intelligence+AND+human+AND+intelligence&pg=7&id=EJ394020','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=artificial+AND+intelligence+AND+human+AND+intelligence&pg=7&id=EJ394020"><span id="translatedtitle">The <span class="hlt">User</span> Interface.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Lindeman, Martha J.; And Others</p> <p>1989-01-01</p> <p>The first of three articles on the design of <span class="hlt">user</span> interfaces for information retrieval systems discusses the need to examine types of display, prompting, and input as separate entities. The second examines the use of artificial intelligence in creating natural language interfaces, and the third outlines standards for case studies in human computer…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=social+AND+content+AND+management&pg=3&id=ED553849','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=social+AND+content+AND+management&pg=3&id=ED553849"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Centric Policy Management</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Cheek, Gorrell P.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Internet use, in general, and online social networking sites, in particular, are experiencing tremendous growth with hundreds of millions of active <span class="hlt">users</span>. As a result, there is a tremendous amount of privacy information and content online. Protecting this information is a challenge. Access control policy composition is complex, laborious and…</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19940025655','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19940025655"><span id="translatedtitle">TOTAL <span class="hlt">user</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Johnson, Sally C.; Boerschlein, David P.</p> <p>1994-01-01</p> <p>Semi-Markov models can be used to analyze the reliability of virtually any fault-tolerant system. However, the process of delineating all of the states and transitions in the model of a complex system can be devastatingly tedious and error-prone. Even with tools such as the Abstract Semi-Markov Specification Interface to the SURE Tool (ASSIST), the <span class="hlt">user</span> must describe a system by specifying the rules governing the behavior of the system in order to generate the model. With the Table Oriented Translator to the ASSIST Language (TOTAL), the <span class="hlt">user</span> can specify the components of a typical system and their attributes in the form of a table. The conditions that lead to system failure are also listed in a tabular form. The <span class="hlt">user</span> can also abstractly specify dependencies with causes and effects. The level of information required is appropriate for system designers with little or no background in the details of reliability calculations. A menu-driven interface guides the <span class="hlt">user</span> through the system description process, and the program updates the tables as new information is entered. The TOTAL program automatically generates an ASSIST input description to match the system description.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/uwg/members','SCIGOV-ASDC'); return false;" href="https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/uwg/members"><span id="translatedtitle"><span class="hlt">User</span> Working Group Members</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/">Atmospheric Science Data Center </a></p> <p></p> <p>2014-04-29</p> <p><span class="hlt">User</span> Working Group Members   Mail for the entire group may be directed to:  larc-asdc-uwg@lists.nasa.gov   Member Status Affiliation E-mail Contact Bob Holz (Co-Chair in 2010) Co-Chair University of ...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10165726','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10165726"><span id="translatedtitle">CHEETAH 1.0 <span class="hlt">user`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Fried, L.E.</p> <p>1994-06-24</p> <p>CHEETAH is an effort to bring the TIGER thermochemical code into the 1990s. A wide variety of improvements have been made in Version 1.0, and a host of others will be implemented in the future. In CHEETAH 1.0 I have improved the robustness and ease of use of TIGER. All of TIGER`s solvers have been replaced by new algorithms. I find that CHEETAH solves a wider variety of problems with no <span class="hlt">user</span> intervention (e.g. no guesses for the C-J state) than TIGER did. CHEETAH has been made simpler to use than TIGER; typical use of the code occurs with the new standard run command. I hope that CHEETAH makes the use of thermochemical codes more attractive to practical explosive formulators. In the future I plan to improve the underlying science in CHEETAH. More <span class="hlt">accurate</span> equations of state will be used in the gas and the condensed phase. A kinetics capability will be added to the code that will predict reaction zone thickness. CHEETAH is currently a numerical implementation of C-J theory. It will,become an implementation of ZND theory. Further ease of use features will eventually be added; an automatic formulator that adjusts concentrations to match desired properties is planned.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10180357','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10180357"><span id="translatedtitle">Anaerobic digestion analysis model: <span class="hlt">User`s</span> manual</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Ruth, M.; Landucci, R.</p> <p>1994-08-01</p> <p>The Anaerobic Digestion Analysis Model (ADAM) has been developed to assist investigators in performing preliminary economic analyses of anaerobic digestion processes. The model, which runs under Microsoft Excel{trademark}, is capable of estimating the economic performance of several different waste digestion process configurations that are defined by the <span class="hlt">user</span> through a series of option selections. The model can be used to predict required feedstock tipping fees, product selling prices, utility rates, and raw material unit costs. The model is intended to be used as a tool to perform preliminary economic estimates that could be used to carry out simple screening analyses. The model`s current parameters are based on engineering judgments and are not reflective of any existing process; therefore, they should be carefully evaluated and modified if necessary to reflect the process under consideration. The accuracy and level of uncertainty of the estimated capital investment and operating costs are dependent on the accuracy and level of uncertainty of the model`s input parameters. The underlying methodology is capable of producing results <span class="hlt">accurate</span> to within {+-} 30% of actual costs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1165507','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1165507"><span id="translatedtitle">AUTOMATED, HIGHLY <span class="hlt">ACCURATE</span> VERIFICATION OF RELAP5-3D</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>George L Mesina; David Aumiller; Francis Buschman</p> <p>2014-07-01</p> <p>Computer programs that analyze light water reactor safety solve complex systems of governing, closure and special process equations to model the underlying physics. In addition, these programs incorporate many other features and are quite large. RELAP5-3D[1] has over 300,000 lines of coding for physics, input, output, data management, <span class="hlt">user</span>-interaction, and post-processing. For software quality assurance, the code must be verified and validated before being released to <span class="hlt">users</span>. Verification ensures that a program is built right by checking that it meets its design specifications. Recently, there has been an increased importance on the development of automated verification processes that compare coding against its documented algorithms and equations and compares its calculations against analytical solutions and the method of manufactured solutions[2]. For the first time, the ability exists to ensure that the data transfer operations associated with timestep advancement/repeating and writing/reading a solution to a file have no unintended consequences. To ensure that the code performs as intended over its extensive list of applications, an automated and highly <span class="hlt">accurate</span> verification method has been modified and applied to RELAP5-3D. Furthermore, mathematical analysis of the adequacy of the checks used in the comparisons is provided.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li class="active"><span>25</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_25 --> <center> <div class="footer-extlink text-muted"><small>Some links on this page may take you to non-federal websites. 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