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Quantifying Mechanisms of Aquifer Salinization at the Alto Piura Valley, Northern Part of Peru  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alto Piura aquifer (Peruvian northern coastal area) supports the important agricultural activity in the region and provides water supply for 150,000 residents. Recent studies show a salinization process in the northwest area of the aquifer. Further groundwater degradation could create economic and social problems for the region. An infiltration-tracer test in a typical agricultural field of the Alto Piura region was carried out to explore water and solute transport mechanisms. The main objective was to mimic the mechanism of flood irrigation (25 cm head once a month) typically used by Peruvian farmers in banana plots. Soil and groundwater contaminations were monitored in a 3x3 m area and a calcium chloride solution (3.07 m3) was injected as a tracer during the irrigation event. The initial and final conditions of the soil profile were studied by drilling three boreholes inside and one outside the plot prior to, and 2, 4, 7 and 10 days following the irrigation event. In total, 289 soil samples were collected to follow the gravimetric water content (GWC) and electrical conductivity (EC) profiles during the experiment. Soil samples were extracted in 20 cm resolution from the upper 2 m and 50 cm resolution for the rest of soil profile to 4.5 m, the initial watertable depth. Likewise, thirty groundwater samples were taken and analyzed for major ions, EC, and total dissolved solids (TDS). Bulk density and soil texture were also measured along the soil profiles. The GWC profiles indicated faster water movement through the unsaturated zone with respect to the salt movement. An infiltration test using double ring infiltrometer estimated Ks value of 0.24 m day-1.The EC soil profiles indicated a clear salt accumulation in the first 1 m layer that did not manifest changes until the end of the 10 day measurement period. Groundwater salinity varied within the 3x3 m zone. It increased, decreased or changed with time in respect to the initial salinity. This variability within the limited 3x3 m zone, suggests that preferential flow played a major role in the salt transport. The preferential transport of salts in some areas suggests that fertilization and flood irrigation events will produce both soil and groundwater salinization. Hydrus 2D/3D model was used to simulate water flow and solute transport of the infiltration test. GWC data, TDS values and watertable readings were used to calibrate soil hydraulic properties and dispersivity values. The simulation suggest a combined mechanism of salinization: the flood irrigation flushes down to the aquifer the accumulated solute from the first 1 m layer, producing new salt accumulation in the soil profile originating from external sources such as fertilizers. Simulations based on conventional Richards’ equation showed the necessity to incorporate preferential flow processes on a field-scale. Modeling of flow and transport in the aquifer, considering the irrigation return flow effect, presents the challenging avenue of the ongoing research.

Rivera Villarreyes, C. A.; Weisbrod, N.; Yakirevich, A.; Benavent, I.; Chavez, A. M.

2009-12-01

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FACTORES ASOCIADOS A LA ADHERENCIA AL TRATAMIENTO DE MALARIA EN PIURA Y TUMBES - PERÚ  

Microsoft Academic Search

The World Health Organization considers early and adequate treatment as a basic strategy of the malaria control program. One problem associated to this strategy is antimalarial drug resistance mainly observed in P. falciparum. Objective: To determine social, cultural and health supply factors associated to malaria treatment compliance, both from the providers and users perspectives at communities in the Piura and

Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga; Armando Cotrina R; Pilar Campana S

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ESTUDIO DE PREINVERSION PARA LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE UN LABORATORIO DE TERMODINAMICA Y TRANSFERENCIA DE CALOR PARA FACULTAD DE INGENIERÍA INDUSTRIAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE PIURA  

Microsoft Academic Search

En el presente trabajo de investigación se identifica el principal problema que viene afectando a la formación profesional de los alumnos de la Facultades de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de Piura (Ingeniería Industrial, Ingeniería Mecatrónica, Agroindustrial, Minas, Petróleo, Química y Pesquería) que consiste en la “Inadecuada preparación académica tecnológica de los alumnos de las Facultades de Ingeniería de la

José Julián Ipanaqué; Dubert Reyes Vásquez; Guido Ticona Olarte

2010-01-01

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4. photocopy of an advertisement (from Penn Alto Hotel archives, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. photocopy of an advertisement (from Penn Alto Hotel archives, Altoona, Pennsylvania) ADVERTISEMENT TO SELL STOCK IN PENN ALTO HOTEL - Penn Alto Hotel, 1120-1130 Thirteenth Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, PA

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3. photocopy of an advertisement (from Penn Alto Hotel archives, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. photocopy of an advertisement (from Penn Alto Hotel archives, Altoona, Pennsylvania) ADVERTISEMENT TO SELL STOCK IN PENN ALTO HOTEL - Penn Alto Hotel, 1120-1130 Thirteenth Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, PA

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Chief, Medical Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System  

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Chief, Medical Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System An Affiliation of Stanford University School of Medicine The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), as part of VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21 of areas including geriatrics, mental health, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord regeneration, schizophrenia

Quake, Stephen R.

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* Corresponding author. Rehabilitation R & D Center (153), VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA,  

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Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA. E-mail address: neptune@roses.stanford.edu (R.R. Neptune during steady-state cycling R.R. Neptune*, W. Herzog Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Recreational fishery in Alto Lindoso reservoir (River Lima, north Portugal)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presence of anglers in Alto Lindoso reservoir, at the Peneda Geres National Park, was noted during the entire fishing seasons of 1995 and 1996. Anglers presence was irregular, more intense on weekends and holidays, declining as the season progressed. Site choice was mainly determined by road accessibility. Inadequate fishing conditions, the poor and irregular catch results, and the changes

Maria José Martins Da Cruz; Alexandre Carlos Nogueira Valente

1998-01-01

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The Arctic Lower Troposphere Observed Structure (ALTOS) Campaign  

SciTech Connect

The ALTOS campaign focuses on operating a tethered observing system for routine in situ sampling of low-level (< 2 km) Arctic clouds. It has been a long-term hope to fly tethered systems at Barrow, Alaska, but it is clear that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will not permit in-cloud tether systems at Barrow, even if unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations are allowed in the future. We have provided the scientific rationale for long-term, routine in situ measurements of cloud and aerosol properties in the Arctic. The existing restricted air space at Oliktok offers an opportunity to do so.

Verlinde, J

2010-10-18

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CAFE: Calar Alto Fiber-fed Échelle spectrograph  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present here CAFE, the Calar Alto Fiber-fed Échelle spectrograph, a new instrument built at the Centro Astronomico Hispano Alemán (CAHA). CAFE is a single-fiber, high-resolution (R ~ 70 000) spectrograph, covering the wavelength range between 3650-9800 Å. It was built on the basis of the common design for Échelle spectrographs. Its main aim is to measure radial velocities of stellar objects up to V ~ 13-14 mag with a precision as good as a few tens of m s-1. To achieve this goal the design was simplified at maximum, removing all possible movable components, the central wavelength is fixed, as is the wavelength coverage; there is no filter wheel, etc. Particular care was taken with the thermal and mechanical stability. The instrument is fully operational and publically accessible at the 2.2 m telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory. In this article we describe (i) the design, summarizing its manufacturing phase; (ii) characterize the main properties of the instrument; (iii) describe the reduction pipeline; and (iv) show the results from the first light and commissioning runs. The preliminar results indicate that the instrument fulfills the specifications and can achieve the planned goals. In particular, the results show that the instrument is more efficient than anticipated, reaching a signal-to-noise of ~20 for a stellar object as faint as V ~ 14.5 mag in ~2700 s integration time. The instrument is a wonderful machine for exoplanetary research (by studying large samples of possible systems cotaining massive planets), galactic dynamics (highly precise radial velocities in moving groups or stellar associations), or astrochemistry.

Aceituno, J.; Sánchez, S. F.; Grupp, F.; Lillo, J.; Hernán-Obispo, M.; Benitez, D.; Montoya, L. M.; Thiele, U.; Pedraz, S.; Barrado, D.; Dreizler, S.; Bean, J.

2013-04-01

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Intern with us in Downtown Palo Alto! paloaltointernships@technicolor.com  

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Intern with us in Downtown Palo Alto! paloaltointernships@technicolor.com http://paloalto.thlab.net Technicolor is the industry leader in the production of video content for movies, TV, 3D entertainment, advertising, games and more. The Palo Alto Research Center has a multi-disciplinary team of researchers

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Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System An Affiliation of Stanford University School of Medicine  

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Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System An Affiliation of Stanford University School of Medicine at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Stanford University for the administrative and clinical care and treatment of veterans within the VAPAHCS. Individuals with experience

Quake, Stephen R.

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The Calar Alto lunar occultation program: update and new results  

E-print Network

We present an update of the lunar occultation program which is routinely carried out in the near-IR at the Calar Alto Observatory. A total of 350 events were recorded since our last report (Fors et al. 2004). In the course of eight runs we have observed, among others, late-type giants, T-Tauri stars, and infrared sources. Noteworthy was a passage of the Moon close to the galactic center, which produced a large number of events during just a few hours in July 2004. Results include the determinations of the angular diameter of RZ Ari, and the projected separations and brightness ratios for one triple and 13 binary stars, almost all of which representing first time detections. Projected separations range from 0.09arcsec to 0.007arcsec. We provide a quantitative analysis of the performance achieved in our observations in terms of angular resolution and sensitivity, which reach about 0.003arcsec and K~8.5mag, respectively. We also present a statistical discussion of our sample, and in particular of the frequency of detection of binaries among field stars.

A. Richichi; O. Fors; M. Merino; X. Otazu; J. Nunez; A. Prades; U. Thiele; D. Perez-Ramirez; F. J. Montojo

2005-10-05

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CAFE: Calar Alto Fiber-fed Echelle spectrograph  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Calar Alto Fiber-fed Echelle spectrograph (CAFE) is an instrument underconstruction at CAHA to replace FOCES, the high-resolution echellespectrograph at the 2.2 m telescope of the observatory. FOCES is a property ofthe Observatory of the Munich University, and it was recalled it from Calar Altoin 2009. The instrument comprised a substantial fraction of thetelescope time during its operational life-time, and it is due to that it wastaken the decision to build a replacement.CAFE shares its basic characteristics with those of FOCES. However, significantimprovements have been introduced in the original design, the quality of thematerials, and the overall stability of the system. In particular: (i) a newcalibration Iodine cell is foreseen to operate together with the standard ThArlamps; (ii) the optical quality of all the components has been selected to belambda/20, instead of the original lambda/10; (iii) an isolated room hasbeen selected to place the instrument, termalized and stabilized againstvibrations (extensive tests have been performed to grant the stability); (iv)most of the mobile parts in FOCES has been substituted by fixed elements, toincrease the stability of the system; and finally (v) a new more efficientCCD, with a smaller pixel has been acquired. It is expected that the overallefficiency and the quality of the data will be significantly improved withrespect to its precesor. In particular, CAFE is design and built to achieveresolutions of R ˜ 70000, which will be kept in the final acquired data,allowing it to compete with current operational extrasolar planets hunters.After two years of work all the components are in place. The instrument is nowfinally assembled, and we are performing the the first alignment tests. It isexpected that the commissioning on the laboratory will finish at the end of2010, followed by the commissioning on telescope along the first semester of2011. If everything goes well, we will offer the instrument in a shared-riskmode for the second semester of 2011.

Sánchez, S. F.; Aceituno, J.; Thiele, U.; Grupp, F.; Dreizler, S.; Bean, J.; Benitez, D.

2011-11-01

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The Calar Alto Serendipitous Asteroid Discovery and Observation program --- CASADO  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past years much effort was put into programs for asteroid discovery. Large-scale programs like LINEAR[1] and Catalina Sky Survey were introduced and powerful telescopes like Pan-STARRS[3] were built only for the purpose of finding asteroids, to name just a few. Thus, the rate of asteroid discoveries literally exploded. Although by far the largest number of observations is done by the big surveys also smaller observation programs can provide valuable data. Telescopes, whether they hunt asteroids or do other tasks, image them all the time. By searching the images for serendipitously observed asteroids one can contribute to refine orbits of already known asteroids, find new objects and sometimes even determine basic physical properties which are unknown for most of the known asteroids. In October 2012 we started CASADO, a program for secondary usage of the data collected within a long term observation program carried out at the 1.23m telescope at Calar Alto. The telescope is equipped with a 4k by 4k CCD covering a field of view of about 22 by 22 arcmin. We use the telescope for 100 nights per year mainly for photometric observations of Jupiter Trojans[4] but also main-belt objects, satellites of Jupiter and comets are sometimes observed. In a typical observation campaign, we focus on about 15 to 20 minor bodies of which we repetitively observe 10 to 15 during a single night. To search the fields for serendipitously-observed objects we implemented a semi-automated software which performs the astrometric calibration, searches the images for moving objects, identifies already known asteroids and prepares MPC reports. By calculating preliminary orbital elements for the newly-discovered objects using OpenOrb[2] we are also able to compute ephemeris and reliably link the observations of these objects over multiple nights. Not only do we process the images of ongoing campaigns, but also went back in time to July 2011. While the astrometry of the objects which have been found is reported to the Minor Planet Center we also look for asteroids imaged over several nights to combine the observations to lightcurves. As of March 2014, CASADO, which also serves the purpose of educating and training young students and observers, has obtained 151 provisional designations assigned by the MPC. Among them 2013 SA_{87}, according to the MPC the only TNO discovered in 2013. Form the carefully-selected candidate objects for lightcurve analysis we were able to determine 9 reliable rotational periods.

Hellmich, S.; Debschütz, L.; Hafemeister, L.; Gerull, O.; Proffe, G.; Mottola, S.; Hahn, G.

2014-07-01

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MUTAGENIC ACTIVITY AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION FOR THE PALO ALTO WASTEWATER RECLAMATION AND GROUNDWATER INJECTION FACILITY  

EPA Science Inventory

At the Palo Alto Reclamation Plant 0.044 cu m/s (1 mgd) of secondary effluent is reclaimed through a series of wastewater treatment processes. Mutagenic activity was consistently found to be present in the secondary treated municipal wastewater influent to the Reclamation Facilit...

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Paleomagnetic record from glacial varves in Alto Río Mayo, Patagonia, Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Paleomagnetic study of a 3-m thick sequence containing 302 glacial varves outcropping in Alto Rio Mayo valley shows strong intensities, a declination shifting gradually to the west and an increasing negative inclination. Virtual geomagnetic pole positions reveal a migration of the geomagnetic pole from NE Canada-SW Greenland to a position around NW Siberia. The deposit is believed to represent the

Claudio A. Sylwan; Luis A. Beraza

1990-01-01

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Alimentación y suficiencia energética en indígenas migrantes de los Altos de Chiapas, México  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY. Diet and caloric sufficiency in the migrant indigenous population of the Altos Region of Chiapas, México. The population that has migrated from rural zones to urban areas is subject to changes in their dietary patterns and is considered a vulnerable population group in terms of food security. This article describes the diet of the immigrant indigenous population in the

Isabel Reyes Posadas; Austreberta Nazar Beutelspacher; Erin Estrada Lugo; Verónica Mundo Rosas

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Restoration of resaca wetlands and associated wet prairie habitats at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site  

E-print Network

X. Ben Wu Committee Member, Ann L. Kenimer Head of Department, Steven G. Whisenant May 2006 Major Subject: Rangeland Ecology and Management iii ABSTRACT Restoration of Resaca Wetlands and Associated Wet Prairie Habitats... at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site. (May 2006) Michael Ray Margo, B.S., Texas A&M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Steven G. Whisenant Dr. X. Ben Wu Cultivation...

Margo, Michael Ray

2006-08-16

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Development of robots for rehabilitation therapy : The Palo Alto VA\\/Stanford experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract—For over 25 years, personal assistant robots for severely disabled individuals have been in development . More recently, using robots to deliver rehabilitation therapy has been proposed . This paper summarizes,the development,and clinical testing of three mechatronic systems for post-stroke therapy conducted at the VA Palo Alto in collaborationwith Stanford University. We describe the philosophy and experiences that guided their

Charles G. Burgar; Peter S. Lum; Peggy C. Shor; H. F. Machiel Van der Loos

2000-01-01

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TRANSPORTE DE CLORURO EN ACUIFEROS ALUVIALES Jacqueline Khn (1)  

E-print Network

@math.purdue.edu. RESUMEN Como parte de un extenso trabajo de campo y simulación numérica diseñado a testear modelos de), diversos experimentos se han llevado a cabo. En este trabajo se ha caracterizado un acuífero de alta subterráneo y fenómenos de transporte. Es de especial interés la caracterización espacial del campo de la

Santos, Juan

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Petrology and geochemistry of Alto Peak, a vapor-cored hydrothermal system, Leyte Province, Philippines  

SciTech Connect

Based on detailed petrological information on secondary mineral assemblages and the composition of fluids trapped in inclusions and discharged from five wells, the Alto Peak geothermal field was found to represent a combined vapor and liquid-dominated system. A central core or chimney, with a diameter of about 1 km, a height of some 3 km and occupied by a high gas vapor (1.1 to 5.6 molal CO{sub 2}), is surrounded by an envelope of intermediate salinity water (7,000 mg/kg Cl) with temperatures between 250 and 350 C. The transition from purely vapor-dominated to liquid-dominated zones takes place via two-phase zones occupied by fluid mixtures of highly variable compositions. Much of the lower temperature, mature neutral pH Cl water is likely to have formed during an earlier stage in the evolution of the system. High temperatures of > 300 C, and associated alteration, are limited to wells AP-1D and the lower parts of AP-2D and are ascribed to re-heating by recent magmatic intrusions. The isotopic composition of the well discharges suggests that they contain some 40 to 50% of magmatic water. Alto Peak is considered a typical example of hydrothermal systems associated with many dormant volcanoes.

Reyes, A.G. [Philippine National Oil Co.-Energy Development Corp., Fort Bonifacio (Philippines). Geothermal Div.] [Philippine National Oil Co.-Energy Development Corp., Fort Bonifacio (Philippines). Geothermal Div.; [Inst. of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt (New Zealand); Giggenbach, W.F. [Inst. of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt (New Zealand)] [Inst. of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt (New Zealand); Saleras, J.R.M.; Salonga, N.D.; Vergara, M.C. [Philippine National Oil Co.-Energy Development Corp., Fort Bonifacio (Philippines). Geothermal Div.] [Philippine National Oil Co.-Energy Development Corp., Fort Bonifacio (Philippines). Geothermal Div.

1993-10-01

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Fuel dynamics by using Landscape Ecology Indices in the Alto Mijares, Spain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Land abandonment in Mediterranean regions has brought about a number of management problems, being an increased wildfire activity prevalent among them. Agricultural neglect in highlands resulted in reduced anthropogenic disturbances and greater landscape homogeneity in areas such as the Alto Mijares in Spain. It is widely accepted that processes like forest fires, influence structure of the landscape and vice versa. Fire-prone Mediterranean flora is well adapted to this disturbance, exhibiting excellent succession capabilities; but higher fuel loads and homogeneous conditions may ally to promote vegetation recession when the fire regime is altered by land abandonment. Both succession and recession make changes to the landscape structure and configuration. However, these changes are difficult to quantify and characterize. If landscape restoration of these forests is a management objective, then developing a quantitative knowledge base for landscape fuel dynamics is a prerequisite. Four classified LandsatTM satellite images were compared to quantify changes in landscape structure between 1984 and 1998. An attempt is made to define landscape level dynamics for fuel development after reduced disturbance and fuel accumulation that leads to catastrophic fires by using landscape ecology indices. By doing so, indices that best describe the fuel dynamics are pointed. The results indicate that low-level disturbance increases heterogeneity, thus lowers fire hazard. No disturbance or severe disturbance increases homogeneity because of vegetation succession and may lead to devastating fires. These fires could be avoided by human induced disturbance like controlled burning, harvesting, mechanical works for fuel reduction and other silviculture measures; thus bringing in more heterogeneity in the region. The Alto Mijares landscape appears to be in an unstable equilibrium where succession and recession are at tug of war. The effects are evident in the general absence of the climax species of Quercus ilex. It have also been recognised that just one index is rarely sufficient to describe the complex dynamics in any landscape; it is usually a group of indices that needs to be consulted in order to perceive the wider picture. The study indicates that there is a need for landscape and social restoration in areas like Alto Mijares to make best use of available resources and avoid catastrophic fires.

Iqbal, J.; Garcia, C. V.

2009-04-01

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Nutrient content of earthworms consumed by Ye'Kuana Amerindians of the Alto Orinoco of Venezuela.  

PubMed Central

For the Makiritare (Ye'Kuana) native people of the Alto Orinoco (Venezuela), earthworms (Anellida: Glossoscolecidae) are an important component of the diet. Two species in particular are widely consumed: 'kuru' (Andiorrhinus kuru n. sp.) and 'motto' (Andiorrhinus motto). We analysed eviscerated kuru body proper, and whole and smoked preparations of motto for their content of protein and amino acids, fatty acids and 20 minerals and trace elements. The samples contained large amounts of protein (64.5-72.9% of dry weight), essential amino acids, calcium and iron together with notable quantities of other important elements, indicating that these earthworms contain potentially useful quantities of many nutrients that are critical to the health of the humans who consume them. PMID:12614573

Paoletti, M G; Buscardo, E; VanderJagt, D J; Pastuszyn, A; Pizzoferrato, L; Huang, Y-S; Chuang, L-T; Millson, M; Cerda, H; Torres, F; Glew, R H

2003-01-01

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Streamflow forecast in the Alto do Rio Doce watershed in Brazil, using hydrological and atmospheric model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electrical energy in Brazil depends essentially on the streamflow, as hydropowers accounts for up to 79% of the total electrical energy installed capacity. Therefore, streamflow forecasts are very important tools to assist in the planning and operation of Brazilian hydroelectric reservoirs. This study evaluated the performance of a distributed hydrological model, Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) daily streamflow forecasts into four Reservoirs sited in the Alto do Rio Doce Watershed, in Southeast of Brazil. SWAT model was used with precipitation forecast from the regional meteorological model MM5. The calibration and validation processes of SWAT were accomplished using data from four monitoring stations. The model has been run for the 2010-2012 period, and while the apr/2010-set/2011 period has been used for calibration conducted manually, the validation reached the rest of the period. The manual calibration was conducted by the means of sensibility tests of parameters that control surface runoff and groundwater flow, specially the surlag and alpha_bf, respectively the surface runoff lag coefficient and the baseflow recession constant. The daily and monthly Nash-Sutcliffe, R2 and the mean relative error performance indicators were used to assess the relative performance of the model. Results showed that streamflow forecast was very similar toobservations, except in reservoirs with lower drainage areas, where the model did not simulated the beginning of the flood (Dec-Feb). The streamflow forecasts was strongly dependent on the quality of precipitation forecasts used. Given that no correction in the simulated rainfall by the MM5 model in the Alto do Rio Doce watershed has been conducted and no automated calibration method was applied to the parameters of the hydrologic model, we can conclude that the application of the SWAT hydrologic model employing the output data from the MM5 atmospheric model for the streamflow forecast was shown to be a tool of great potential for real-time operation of reservoirs.

Silva, J. M.; Saad, S. I.; Palma, G.; Rocha, H.; Palmeira, R. M.; Silva, B. L.; Pessoa, A. A.; Ramos, C. G.; Cecchini, M. A.

2013-05-01

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A School Without Failure: A Description of the Glasser Approach in the Palo Alto Unified School District.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Glasser builds his alternative, a "School Without Failure," on an analysis of what children need to achieve a successful identity and on an examination of the ways in which schools affect children to teach them failure. The author discusses the Glasser approach and describes an attempt to implement the approach in a Palo Alto elementary school.…

Keepes, Bruce D.

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ICAIL 2007 Workshop, June 4, 2007, Palo Alto, California Supporting Search and Sensemaking for Electronically Stored Information  

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ICAIL 2007 Workshop, June 4, 2007, Palo Alto, California Title: Supporting Search and Sensemaking institutional clients increasingly face the enormous problem of how to efficiently and efficaciously conduct these challenges. The first has been the work of The Sedona Conference ® working group on electronic document

Oard, Doug

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[Ectoparasites in goat and sheep folks from Alto Mearim and Grajaú Microregion, State of Maranhão].  

PubMed

Goat and sheep folks from Alto Mearim and Grajaú microregion, State of Maranhão, were examined by inspection and by feeling to collected ectoparasites. The specimens were kept in individual bottles for each host sampled with alcohol 70 degrees GL as preserver liquid. The identification was carried out at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão at the laboratory of parasitology. The ticks were examined in stereomicroscope and identified through Aragão and Fonseca (1961) dicotomic key; the lice were mounted in slides according to Pinto (1938) technique, examined in optic microscope and identified through Tuff (1977) and Furmam and Catts (1977) keys; the fly larvae were examined in stereomicroscope and identified by the morphology of the peritreme, and spiracular slits. In 380 animals sampled, 143 (37,64%) were infested with ectoparasites. The following parasites were identified: Bovicola caprae, Boophilus microplus, larvae of Cochliomya hominivorax (screw-worm) and larvae of Dermatobia hominis (bot fly). Parasitary association was observed only in goats in Grajaú and Sítio Novo (louse+tick; louse+bot fly; screw-worm+louse and ticks+louse+screw-worm). The statistic analyses demonstrated that the prevalence of ectoparasites was high in the rainy season (P<0.02). PMID:16153346

Brito, Danilo R B; Santos, Ana Clara G; Guerra, Rita M S N C

2005-01-01

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Chemical and mineralogical characterization of elbaites from the Alto Quixaba pegmatite, Seridó province, NE Brazil.  

PubMed

The Alto Quixaba pegmatite, Seridó region, northeastern Brazil, is a 60 degrees/80 degrees SW-trending subvertical dike discordantly intruded into biotite schists of the Upper Neoproterozoic Seridó Formation. It has three distinct mineralogical and textural zones, besides a replacement body that cuts the pegmatite at its central portion and in which occur, among other gem minerals, colored elbaites. Elbaites usually occur as prismatic crystals, elongate according to the c-axis, with rounded faces and striations parallel to this axis. Optically, crystals are uniaxial negative with strong pleochroism; refractive index extraordinary axis = 1.619-1.622 and ordinary axis = 1.639-1.643, birefringence between 0.019 and 0.021, average relative density of 3.07, and the following unit cell parameters: ao = 15.845 A, co = 7.085 A and V = 1540.476 A. There is alkali deficiency in the X site of 12-17%. The elbaites are relatively enriched in MnO (1.69 to 2.87%) and ZnO (up to 2.98%). PMID:16341446

Ferreira, Ana C M; Ferreira, Valderez P; Soares, Dwight R; Vilarroel-Leo, Hugo S

2005-12-01

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Ethnobotanical notes about some uses of medicinal plants in Alto Tirreno Cosentino area (Calabria, Southern Italy)  

PubMed Central

Background The present paper contributes to enrich the ethnobotanical knowledge of Calabria region (Southern Italy). Research was carried out in Alto Tirreno Cosentino, a small area lying between the Tyrrhenian coast and the Pollino National Park. In the area studied medicinal plants still play a small role among farmers, shepherds and other people who live far from villages and built-up areas. Methods Information was collected by interviewing native people, mainly elderly – engaged in farming and stock-raising activities – and housewives. The plants collected, indicated by the locals, have been identified according to "Flora d'Italia". The exsiccata vouchers are preserved in the authors' own herbaria. Results 52 medicinal species belonging to 35 families are listed in this article. The family, botanical and vernacular name, part of the plant used and respective manipulation are reported there and, when present, similar or identical uses in different parts of Calabria or other Italian regions are also indicated. Conclusion Labiatae, Rosaceae and Leguminosae are the families most frequently present, whilst Compositae and Brassicaceae are almost absent. The uses of the recorded species relate to minor ailments, mainly those of the skin (15 species), respiratory apparatus diseases (11), toothache, decay etc. (10) and rheumatic pains (8). The easy availability of these remedies provides a quick way of curing various minor complaints such as tooth-ache, belly and rheumatic pain and headaches and can also serve as first aid as cicatrizing, lenitive, haemostatic agents etc. The role in veterinary medicine is, on the contrary, more important: sores, ulcers, tinea, dermatitis, gangrenous wounds of cattle, and even respiratory ailments are usually cured by resort to plants. PMID:17983476

Leporatti, Maria Lucia; Impieri, Massimo

2007-01-01

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Distribution of surnames over the Alto Adige-Südtirol region according to local geographic, historical and linguistic features.  

PubMed

This paper aims at analysing the distribution of surnames over the Alto Adige-Südtirol, which is an Italian alpine sub-region coinciding with the province of Bolzano-Bozen. Two thirds of the Alto Adige-Südtirol inhabitants are German mother-tongue, whereas the remaining one third is Italian mother-tongue. There is also a minority represented by Ladin-speaking people. Analyses were carried out using a similarity index between different populations, resulting from heads of family surnames distribution over the area. The specificity of the most frequent surnames was also studied. Mapping of surnames took place at municipality level. Municipality populations were grouped according to their valley of residence and territorial geologic and morphological features. The results were interpreted also in the light of historical events and the presence of specific languages or dialects. The geographic neighbourhood, the geo-morphological features of the territory and the easy individual mobility are the main elements for the relations among people living in the valleys of Alto Adige-Südtirol. The ancient ethno-historical substratum is detectable in the spread of the specific languages and dialects, nevertheless it does not play a discriminative role in the above mentioned relations. The socio-economic factors have contributed both to root the autochthonous people in certain places and to modify the structure of surnames in some valleys. PMID:19739467

Caravello, GianUmberto; Tasso, Miro; Pizzetti, Paola; Lucchetti, Enzo

2009-06-01

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4D modelling of the Alto Tiberina Fault system (Northern Apennines, Italy)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alto Tiberina Fault (ATF) in the Northern Apennines of Italy is a low-angle normal fault dipping to the East and accommodating up to 10 km of extension. The fault is ~70 km long and is the detachment for the SW-dipping Gubbio normal fault. The ATF fault system has been dramatically exhumed and the ATF footwall has evolved in a horst bounded to the east by ATF synthetic faults and to the west by the Corciano west-dipping normal fault. The fault has been widely studied over the last years in order to understand its mechanical behaviour, its present-day deformation rate and its seismological role. By using a wide data-set including subsurface data (seismic reflection profiles and boreholes) and surface geological data (new maps of the CARG project of Italy), we have reconstructed the 3D geometry of both the fault and of the main lithostratigraphic boundaries at the fault hanging-wall and foot-wall. The CARG map data were integrated by local observations and mapping using mobile GIS software (BeeGIS) and Android app (Geopaparazzi). Surface data were combined with seismic reflection profiles and wells interpretation and other data from available literature. The large amount of information were combined in MOVE software (Midland Valley Exploration ltd). Our reconstruction allows to i) build up a three-dimensional geological model of the subsurface including the main faults and lithostratigraphic boundaries; ii) identify a set of east-west trending faults the role of which was previously underestimated; iii) test a 3D-restoration of extension for the visualization of the time evolution and for the validation of the structural reconstruction. The restored structures are the main normal faults in the region. The sequential restoration was performed by taking into account the timing of deformation as derived from the literature. The model was sequentially restored according to the following chronological order from the latest to the oldest: 1a) last deformational event along Gubbio Normal Fault on ATF coeval with 1b) latest event along Corciano fault and 2) ATF detachment fault activity. The resulting maximum values of displacements has been calculated as: 1a) about 2300m with a throw of about 1600m (measured in the 3D model on the top of Carbonates surfaces cut off); 1b) about 1900m for the slip and 2900m for the throw (measured along this fault both on the top of Carbonates as on acoustic Basement cut off); 2) 8 km of maximum extension measured between Umbertide e Citta' di Castello and progressively decreases toward NW and SW.

De Donatis, Mauro; Susini, Sara; Mirabella, Francesco; Lupattelli, Andrea; Barchi, Massimiliano

2014-05-01

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Biodiversity of Archaea and floral of two inland saltern ecosystems in the Alto Vinalopó Valley, Spain  

PubMed Central

Background The extraction of salt from seawater by means of coastal solar salterns is a very well-described process. Moreover, the characterization of these environments from ecological, biochemical and microbiological perspectives has become a key focus for many research groups all over the world over the last 20 years. In countries such as Spain, there are several examples of coastal solar salterns (mainly on the Mediterranean coast) and inland solar salterns, from which sodium chloride is obtained for human consumption. However, studies focused on the characterization of inland solar salterns are scarce and both the archaeal diversity and the plant communities inhabiting these environments remain poorly described. Results Two of the inland solar salterns (termed Redonda and Penalva), located in the Alto Vinalopó Valley (Alicante, Spain), were characterized regarding their geological and physico-chemical characteristics and their archaeal and botanical biodiversity. A preliminary eukaryotic diversity survey was also performed using saline water. The chemical characterization of the brine has revealed that the salted groundwater extracted to fill these inland solar salterns is thalassohaline. The plant communities living in this environment are dominated by Sarcocornia fruticosa (L.) A.J. Scott, Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (Moris) K. Koch, Suaeda vera Forsk. ex Gmelin (Amaranthaceae) and several species of Limonium (Mill) and Tamarix (L). Archaeal diversity was analyzed and compared by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based molecular phylogenetic techniques. Most of the sequences recovered from environmental DNA samples are affiliated with haloarchaeal genera such as Haloarcula, Halorubrum, Haloquadratum and Halobacterium, and with an unclassified member of the Halobacteriaceae. The eukaryote Dunaliella was also present in the samples. Conclusions To our knowledge, this study constitutes the first analysis centered on inland solar salterns located in the southeastern region of Spain. The results obtained revealed that the salt deposits of this region have marine origins. Plant communities typical of salt marshes are present in this ecosystem and members of the Halobacteriaceae family can be easily detected in the microbial populations of these habitats. Possible origins of the haloarchaea detected in this study are discussed. PMID:20942947

2010-01-01

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Alto Patache fog oasis in the Atacama Desert: Geographical basis for a sustainable development program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Alto Patache coastal fog oasis is a protected area located south of Iquique, Northern Chile, being presently in charge of the Atacama Desert Center (ADC) research group of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, since 1997. On 2007, the Chilean Government bestowed a piece of land stretch covering 1,114 hectares to ADC scientific group for scientific research, ecosystem protection and environmental education. This oasis has been recently studied from different points of view: climate, biogeography, fog collection, geomorphology, soil survey and land use planning, plant distribution, conservation and archaeology. During 2009, a study of the geographical basis to elaborate a general management plan was undertaken to collect information to fulfill our planned out objectives. Through this study, georreferenciated strategic information was compiled to evaluate future actions conducting to a sustainable development within the protected area. This information was translated into thematic maps showing the spatial distribution of variables like: climate, geology, geomorphology, soils, vegetation, fauna, archaeological sites and management zones. The methodology used is the analysis of satellite imagery, using GPS by creating a cartographic Data Base incorporated in GIS. Results show that the area starts at the littoral plain, ranging from 500 m to 2.000 m, being continued in parts by a piedmont intercepted by a very abrupt mega-cliff, or hectares of climbing sand dunes leading to a short high plateau limited by a soft hilly area to the East. Two soil types are characteristic: Entisols (Torriorthent) covering the coastal beach sediments, and Aridisols along the cliff and adjacent hills. Vegetation consists not only of a very rich lichen cover, but also of endangered vascular species associations constituting a very fragile sub-tropical coastal desert community, such as Eulychnia, Cumulopuntia, Eriosyce cacti, and Lycium - Nolana- Ephedra communities. Fog oasis stretches from 500/600 m. to 900 m high. Biogeogeographical contrasts between the foggy section, the areas located below the stratocumulus cloud influence (fog), and the higher hills, show interesting results for the understanding of the area complexity. Future human activities at place should be restricted to scientific studies, environmental education and specialized tourism. Some zones, like lichen prairies, should be totally closed for visitors. Protected area management program should be mainly focused in biome conservation and natural resources restauration.

Calderón, M.; Cereceda, P.; Larrain, H.; Osses, P.; Pérez, L.; Ibáñez, M.

2010-07-01

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Guanaco traces and hunting strategies at Alto Patache North Chilean fog oasis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

1. In foregoing Fog Conferences, some of us have made explicit the rich botanic and faunistic inventory to be found at this Chilean Fog site. This was specially apparent under strong ENSO conditions, as it happened in 1997/98 in the area. Among the mammal biggest species represented, the guanaco (Lama guanicoe Müller) merits special mention. Clear traces of their presence and eventual hunting and slaughtering by primitive populations have survived until present times. Among them, the myriads of guanaco trails still covering practically all the slopes along the foggy area, close to the sea, and their wollowing and defecating places are found. Also, although less studied, plant eating traces left behind by roaming camelids can be seen. 2. Guanaco hunting traces still visible at Alto Patache can be portrayed differently through : A) Analysis of lithic artifacts used as arms in hunting operations; B) Botanic response to animal attack; C) Examination of topographic traits used by primitive man in guanaco hunting strategies. A. Hundreds of lithic instruments made of stone, were abandoned by hunters in situ, some of them were intact, some fragmented, which would demonstrate a direct relationship with hunting and slaughtering, and also their elaboration in workshops at place. Lithic points, scrapers and knives were found at places specially apt for hunting or slaughtering activities. Total isolation of the mountain fog site previous to our arrival in 1996, favoured their conservation at place. B. Careful observation of some local plants showed clear traces of guanaco feeding habits. As a proof thereof, old cactus of the species Eulychnia iquiquensis show in their basal portions clear signals in the forms of scars, caused by the eating by guanacos. Guanaco faeces were found at the foot of Ephedra plants. Many dead Stipa ichu plants (Gramineae), in different areas of the oasis provide evidence of cutting close to their basis, caused by sharp guanaco tooth under severe food scarcity. C. Special lookouts located at high places offering clear visibility were used by hunters. Some were built up, some others consisted of natural stone arrangements. The same can be said for the wollowing places, located in plains with loose or sandy soils. Pictures showing different artifacts, plants or topographic traits used, will be presented here as evidence of guanaco hunting activity at place.

Larrain, H.; Cereceda, P.; Pérez, L.

2010-07-01

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Low-Cost Sensor Network for Stream Flow Monitoring in the Alto Beni Region of Bolivia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lack of data is a persistent problem in hydrology and other field work in developing countries. Low cost monitoring devices allow investigators to maximize spatial coverage on a limited budget, as well as to minimize the financial risk of loss of instruments placed in vulnerable locations. This work contributes to an ongoing project to evaluate the sustainability of discharge from springs supplying gravity-fed potable water systems in the Alto Beni region of Bolivia where land use is rapidly changing from forest to agriculture. The approach is to estimate ground water recharge as a function of land use variables using a water balance model in several representative watersheds. Monthly stream discharge is currently estimated using monthly manual measurements of water level by a local technician. Continuous water level measurements will allow an improved estimate of the cumulative discharge, and generate data on statistical distribution of daily flow that may be useful to estimate discharge in similar, ungaged watersheds. Continuous water level measurements, along with available precipitation data, will allow analysis and comparison of the response of watersheds to individual precipitation events as a function of land use variables. We assembled a low cost level logging system for stream flow monitoring that measures and records distance up to 6 m to the nearest 25 mm every ten minutes, and runs for a month on six rechargeable AA batteries. The system consists of a sonic range finder sensor (MaxSonar-EZ2, Maxbotix Inc., Baxter, MN, 30), a temperature sensor (MCP9701, Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler, AZ, 0.25), and a datalogger (Hobo U12, Onset Computer Corp., Pocasset, MA, 104) along with a weather-resistant enclosure and common items for a total cost of 230 per unit. The level loggers were attached to bridges over three subject streams. A local technician visits the sites monthly to download data, replace the rechargeable batteries, and take a manual water level measurement. Simultaneous recording of temperature is necessary to correct the distance measurement for the temperature dependence of the speed of sound in air. We report the data processing, temperature correction procedure, and performance of the system relative to manual measurements and discuss suitability of the system for hydrological applications in other settings.

Rowe, M. D.; Fry, L. M.; Mihelcic, J. R.

2009-12-01

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L'atteggiamento interlinguistico nell'ares-altoatesina e italo-albanese (Interlinguistic Attitudes in the Alto Adige and Italian Albanian Areas).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the psychological or sociopsychological problems of two bilingual areas in Italy: The Alto Adige area and the Italian-Albanian area. The extremely important role of interlinguistic attitudes in attaining and maintaining bilingual status is explored. (92 references) (CFM)

Smiriglio, Giuseppe

1989-01-01

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Geophysical signatures of some recently discovered large (> 40 ha) kimberlite pipes on the Alto Cuilo concession in northeastern Angola  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a comparison of geophysical responses from several large kimberlite complexes discovered and delineated on the Alto Cuilo concession in the diamond fields of northeastern Angola in the years 2005 to 2008. Several geophysical methods were used in combination with geochemical and mineralogical prioritization techniques to guide exploratory, delineation and bulk sample drilling, in order to rapidly identify and evaluate the kimberlite bodies. The kimberlites were emplaced through Karoo Supergroup sandstones and shales, have eruption ages contemporaneous with the sand-dominated Cretaceous-age Calonda Formation, and are covered by sand-dominated poorly consolidated sediments of the Kalahari Group. Given that sand-dominated non-kimberlite lithologies are magnetically transparent, a low level, high resolution helicopter-borne magnetic gradiometer survey proved to be exceptionally effective in discriminating kimberlite targets, even for low-amplitude anomalies (e.g. 1-2 nT). The helicopter magnetic data outlined approximately 244 probable kimberlite targets and drilling of 103 targets confirmed 80 new kimberlites greater than 5 ha in area. Most kimberlites take the form of well-preserved crater edifices containing a full range of crater-related kimberlite lithologies. Ground gravity and electromagnetic surveys were conducted over all kimberlites prioritized for follow-up investigation. Geophysical responses were ground-truthed against magnetic susceptibility and density measurements, which were routinely collected on all drill cores. The geophysical signatures resolved by the three independent geophysical methods were surprisingly variable and are inferred to be sourced primarily in the crater facies materials, which demonstrate characteristically variable lithologies. Geophysical interpretations guided the drill targeting at all stages of the program at Alto Cuilo, from exploration to evaluation. Combined with geochemical and mineralogical prioritization techniques, the geophysical signatures in magnetic, gravity and electromagnetic data provide a sound basis to guide exploratory, delineation and mini bulk sample drilling of kimberlites buried under 10-70 m of overburden. The significant variability in the geophysical responses from kimberlites that are similar in size, structure and geometry highlights the importance of applying all three independent geophysical methods in order to effectively achieve kimberlite exploration and evaluation goals. The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary approach to kimberlite evaluation is demonstrated in the rapid assessment of a cluster of large kimberlites discovered at Project Alto Cuilo.

Pettit, Wayne

2009-11-01

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Eclipsing binaries and fast rotators in the Kepler sample. Characterization via radial velocity analysis from Calar Alto  

E-print Network

The Kepler mission has provided high-accurate photometric data in a long time span for more than two hundred thousands stars, looking for planetary transits. Among the detected candidates, the planetary nature of around 15% has been established or validated by different techniques. But additional data is needed to characterize the rest of the candidates and reject other possible configurations. We started a follow-up program to validate, confirm, and characterize some of the planet candidates. In this paper we present the radial velocity analysis (RV) of those presenting large variations, compatible with being eclipsing binaries. We also study those showing large rotational velocities, which prevents us from obtaining the necessary precision to detect planetary-like objects. We present new RV results for 13 Kepler objects of interest (KOIs) obtained with the CAFE spectrograph at the Calar Alto Observatory, and analyze their high-spatial resolution images and the Kepler light curves of some interesting cases. ...

Lillo-Box, J; Mancini, L; Henning, Th; Figueira, P; Ciceri, S; Santos, N

2015-01-01

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First WSR-88D Documentation of an Anticyclonic Supercell with Anticyclonic Tornadoes: The Sunnyvale Los Altos, California, Tornadoes of 4 May 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 4 May 1998, a pair of tornadoes occurred in the San Francisco Bay Area in the cities of Sunnyvale (F2 on the Fujita scale) and Los Altos (F1). The parent thunderstorm was anticyclonically rotating and produced tornadoes that were documented photographically to be anticyclonic as well, making for an extremely rare event. The tornadic thunderstorm was one of several

John P. Monteverdi; Warren Blier; Greg Stumpf; Wilfred Pi; Karl Anderson

2001-01-01

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MINERALOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND MAPPING USING REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY: AN EXPERIMENT AT ALTO DO GIZ PEGMATITE IN THE SOUTH PORTION OF BORBOREMA PEGMATITE  

E-print Network

to defi ne internal zonation of the Alto do Giz pegmatite. The co-occurrence of Lithium-bearing minerals in the border zone of N2 and N3 quartz cores was key in defi ning the Zone III (inner zone). The inner zone had not been done previously in this pegmatite, due to the intense kaolinization

Sebastião Milton; Pinheiro Silva; Alvaro Penteado Crósta; Rômulo Simões Angélica; Hartmut Beurlen; Marcelo R. R. Da Silva

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Eclipsing binaries and fast rotators in the Kepler sample. Characterization via radial velocity analysis from Calar Alto  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Context. The Kepler mission has searched for planetary transits in more than two hundred thousand stars by obtaining very accurate photometric data over a long period of time. Among the thousands of detected candidates, the planetary nature of around 15% has been established or validated by different techniques. But additional data are needed to characterize the rest of the candidates and reject other possible configurations. Aims: We started a follow-up program to validate, confirm, and characterize some of the planet candidates. In this paper we present the radial velocity analysis of those that present large variations, which are compatible with being eclipsing binaries. We also study those showing high rotational velocities, which prevents us from reaching the necessary precision to detect planetary-like objects. Methods: We present new radial velocity results for 13 Kepler objects of interest (KOIs) obtained with the CAFE spectrograph at the Calar Alto Observatory and analyze their high-spatial resolution (lucky) images obtained with AstraLux and the Kepler light curves of some interesting cases. Results: We have found five spectroscopic and eclipsing binaries (group A). Among them, the case of KOI-3853 is of particular interest. This system is a new example of the so-called heartbeat stars, showing dynamic tidal distortions in the Kepler light curve. We have also detected duration and depth variations of the eclipse. We suggest possible scenarios to explain such an effect, including the presence of a third substellar body possibly detected in our radial velocity analysis. We also provide upper mass limits to the transiting companions of six other KOIs with high rotational velocities (group B). This property prevents the radial velocity method from achieving the necessary precision to detect planetary-like masses. Finally, we analyze the large radial velocity variations of two other KOIs, which are incompatible with the presence of planetary-mass objects (group C).These objects are likely to be stellar binaries. However, a longer timespan is needed to complete their characterization. Based on observations collected at the German-Spanish Astronomical Center, Calar Alto, jointly operated by the Max-Planck Institut fur Astronomie (Heidelberg) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC, Granada).Appendix A is available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org

Lillo-Box, J.; Barrado, D.; Mancini, L.; Henning, Th.; Figueira, P.; Ciceri, S.; Santos, N.

2015-04-01

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Pasture evapotranspiration as indicators of degradation in the Brazilian Savanna: a case study for Alto Tocantins watershed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alto Tocantins watershed, located in the Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado biome), is under an intense land use and occupation process, causing increased pressure on natural resources. Pasture areas in the region are highly relevant to the rational use of natural resources in order to achieve economic and environmental sustainability. In this context, remote sensing techniques have been essential for obtaining information relevant to the assessment of vegetation conditions on a large scale. This study aimed to apply this tool in conjunction with field measurements to evaluate evapotranspiration (ET) against pasture degradation indicators. The SAFER algorithm was applied to estimate ET using MODIS images and weather station data from year 2012. Results showed that ET was lower in degraded pastures. It is noteworthy that during low rainfall period, ET values were 22.2% lower in relation to non-degraded pastures. This difference in ET indicates changes in the partition of the energy balance and may impact the microclimate. These results may contribute to public policies that aim to reduce the loss of the productive potential of pastures.

Andrade, Ricardo G.; de C. Teixeira, Antônio H.; Sano, Edson E.; Leivas, Janice F.; Victoria, Daniel C.; Nogueira, Sandra F.

2014-10-01

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Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 9): Hewlett-Packard, 620-640 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA, March 24, 1995  

SciTech Connect

The Record of Decision (ROD) presents the selected remedial action for the Hewlett-Packard 640 Page Mill Road Superfund site (HP-640 PMR) in Palo Alto, California. Leaks from an underground waste solvent storage tank resulted in soil and groundwater contamination at the HP-640 PMR site. These interim response actions addressed the principal threats at the HP-640 PMR site, soil and groundwater contamination. The final remedy addresses threats remaining after the interim measures.

NONE

1995-07-01

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Characteristics of the Earth's Magnetic Field Prior to the Cretaceous Normal Superchron: New Paleomagnetic Results from Alto Paraguay Formation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report a detailed paleomagnetic investigation from 28 lava flows (221 standard paleomagnetic cores) collected in the Paraguayan part of the Paraná Flood Basalts (Alto Paraguay Formation) in order to (i) document the variability of the Earth's magnetic field during the early Cretaceous, (ii) estimate the extrusion rate of Paraná magma and (iii) obtain a new Cretaceous paleomagnetic pole for stable South America. The paleofield direction is precisely determined for 26 sites for which, the remanent magnetization is characterized by a small within-site dispersion and a high directional stability. Nine sites give normal polarity magnetization and other 9 are reversely magnetized while 8 remaining sites show intermediate paleodirections. The mean paleomagnetic direction of normal polarity sites is I=-41.8, D=4.9, k=112, a95=4.9 while reversely magnetized sites give I=37.1, D=181.4, k=23, a95=11.1. These results point to almost antipodal mean directions, since the reversal test is positive. The mean paleomagnetic pole position obtained from 18 sites is Plong= 179.2E, Plat= 86.2S, R=17.74, k=64.56, A95=4.3. The positions of Virtual Geomagnetic Poles show a reasonably good fit with a Fisherian distribution when probability plots as well as formal testing procedures are used. The pole obtained in this study agrees reasonably well with coeval pole positions, in particular with those obtained from CPMP (Central Paraná), Los Adobes, Misiones and SAMC. However, some other similar age paleomagnetic poles show significant departure that may be attributed to local tectonic rotations or insufficient sampling to overcome the paleosecular variation. The paleosecular variation parameters are in agreement with the selected data reported for the Cretaceous Normal Superchron. In contrast, VGP angular dispersions found here are lower with respect to the Jurassic and Plio-Pleistocene data. The intermediate VGPs show a cluster in southern hemisphere of 6 VGPs located near the pacific cost of south America while two other VGPs are located in Indian Ocean and Australia matching with still debated two preferred longitudinal bands.

Cervantes Solano, M.; Goguitchaichrili, A.

2011-12-01

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Advanced interpretation of ground motion using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry technique: the Alto Guadalentín Basin (Spain) case of study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Subsidence related to fluid withdrawal has occurred in numerous regions of the world. The phenomena is an important hazard closely related to the development of urban areas. The analysis of the deformations requires an extensive and continuous spatial and temporal monitoring to prevent the negative effects of such risks on structures and infrastructures. Deformation measurements are fundamental in order to identify the affected area extension, to evaluate the temporal evolution of deformation velocities and to identify the main control mechanisms. Differential SAR interferometry represents an advanced remote sensing tool, which can map displacements at very high spatial resolution. The Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) technique is a class of SAR interferometry that uses point-wise radar targets (PS) on the ground whose phase is not interested by temporal and geometrical decorrelation. This technique generates starting from a set of images two main products: the displacement rate along line of sight (LOS) of single PS; and the LOS displacement time series of individual PS. In this work SAR data with different spatio-temporal resolution were used to study the displacements that occur from 1992 to 2012 in the Alto Guadalentin Basin (southern Spain), where is located the city of Lorca The area is affected by the highest rate of subsidence measured in Europe (>10 cm/yr-1) related to long-term exploitation of the aquifer (González et al. 2011). The objectives of the work were 1) to analyse land subsidence evolution over a 20-year period with PSI technique; 2) to compare the spatial and temporal resolution of SAR data acquired by different sensors, 3) to investigate the causes that could explain this land motion. The SAR data have been obtained with ERS-1/2 & ENVISAT (1992-2007), ALOS PALSAR (2007-2010) and COSMO-SkyMed (2011-2012) images, processed with the Stable Point Network (SPN) technique. The PSI data obtained from different satellite from 1992 to 2012 were compared with some predisposing and trigger factors as geological units, isobaths of Plio-Quaternary filling, soft soil thickness and piezometric level. The PSI data were compared with measurement obtained by two GPS station located near the Lorca city: the value of deformation detected by satellites and ground-based tools are well correlated. The results are the following: a) the subsidence processes are related to soft soil thickness distribution; b) land subsidence rates shows that the area interested by the higher value is the same over the monitored period, a deceleration rate of subsidence has been recorded during the period 2011- 2012; c) the deformation rates are not correlated with the piezometric level trend, a delay time between piezometric level variations and ground deformations is evident. References González, P. J. & Fernández, J.,(2011) Drought-driven transient aquifer compaction imaged using multitemporal satellite radar interferometry. Geology 39, pp. 551-554.

Bonì, Roberta; Herrera, Gerardo; Meisina, Claudia; Notti, Davide; Zucca, Francesco; Bejar, Marta; González, Pablo; Palano, Mimmo; Tomás, Roberto; Fernandez, José; Fernández-Merodo, José; Mulas, Joaquín; Aragón, Ramón; Mora, Oscar

2014-05-01

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Crisp clustering of airborne geophysical data from the Alto Ligonha pegmatite field, northeastern Mozambique, to predict zones of increased rare earth element potential  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Geology Directorate of Mozambique (DNG) and Maputo-based Eduardo-Mondlane University (UEM) entered a joint venture with the South African Council for Geoscience (CGS) to conduct a case study over the meso-Proterozoic Alto Ligonha pegmatite field in the Zambézia Province of northeastern Mozambique to support the local exploration and mining sectors. Rare-metal minerals, i.e. tantalum and niobium, as well as rare-earth minerals have been mined in the Alto Ligonha pegmatite field since decades, but due to the civil war (1977-1992) production nearly ceased. The Government now strives to promote mining in the region as contribution to poverty alleviation. This study was undertaken to facilitate the extraction of geological information from the high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric data sets recently acquired through a World Bank funded survey and mapping project. The aim was to generate a value-added map from the airborne geophysical data that is easier to read and use by the exploration and mining industries than mere airborne geophysical grid data or maps. As a first step towards clustering, thorium (Th) and potassium (K) concentrations were determined from the airborne geophysical data as well as apparent magnetic susceptibility and first vertical magnetic gradient data. These four datasets were projected onto a 100 m spaced regular grid to assemble 850,000 four-element (multivariate) sample vectors over the study area. Classification of the sample vectors using crisp clustering based upon the Euclidian distance between sample and class centre provided a (pseudo-) geology map or value-added map, respectively, displaying the spatial distribution of six different classes in the study area. To learn the quality of sample allocation, the degree of membership of each sample vector was determined using a-posterior discriminant analysis. Geophysical ground truth control was essential to allocate geology/geophysical attributes to the six classes. The highest probability to meet pegmatite bodies is in close vicinity to (magnetic) amphibole schist occurring in areas where depletion of potassium as indication of metasomatic processes is evident from the airborne radiometric data. Clustering has proven to be a fast and effective method to compile value-added maps from multivariate geophysical datasets. Experience made in the Alto Ligonha pegmatite field encourages adopting this new methodology for mapping other parts of the Mozambique Fold Belt.

Eberle, Detlef G.; Daudi, Elias X. F.; Muiuane, Elônio A.; Nyabeze, Peter; Pontavida, Alfredo M.

2012-01-01

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Lack of identification of Flaviviruses in oral and cloacal swabs from long- and short-distance migratory birds in Trentino-Alto Adige (North-eastern Italy)  

PubMed Central

Background West Nile virus (WNV) and Usutu virus (USUV), both belonging to the genus Flavivirus, are emerging in Italy as important human and animal pathogens. Migratory birds are involved in the spread of Flaviviruses over long distances, particularly from Africa to Europe. Once introduced, these viruses can be further be dispersed by short-distance migratory and resident bird species. Thus far, there is still a considerable knowledge gap on the role played by different bird species in the ecology and transmission mechanisms of these viruses. The Region of Trentino-Alto Adige (north-eastern Italy) is located on the migratory route of many of the short- and long-distance migratory birds that cross the Alps, connecting northern Europe and western Asia with southern Europe and Africa. Until now, only a silent circulation of WNV and USUV within the territory of the Province of Trento has been confirmed by serological screening, whilst no cases of infected humans or animals have so far been reported. However, continuous spillover events of both viruses have been reported in neighbouring Regions. The aim of this study was to monitor the circulation of WNV and USUV in Trentino-Alto Adige, in order to detect if active virus shedding occurs in migratory birds captured during their seasonal movements and to evaluate the role that different bird species could play in the spreading of these viruses. Methods We carried out a biomolecular survey on oral and cloacal swabs collected from migratory birds during seasonal migrations. Birds belonging to 18 transaharian and 21 intrapaleartic species were examined during spring (n?=?176) and autumn (n?=?146), and were tested using a generic nested-PCR. Results All samples tested negative for Flaviviruses. The possible causes of unapparent shedding, along with ecological and epidemiological implications are discussed. Conclusions The lack of detection of active virus shedding in these bird species does not exclude the circulation of these viruses within the Trentino-Alto Adige region, as reported in previous studies. The possible ecological implications are discussed. PMID:24119320

2013-01-01

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Water and Energy Savings using Demand Hot Water Recirculating Systems in Residential Homes: A Case Study of Five Homes in Palo Alto, California  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a preliminary study aimed at estimating the potential of saving potable water, (and the electrical energy used to heat it), that is presently lost directly to the drain while occupants wait for hot water to arrive at the faucet (point of use). Data were collected from five single-family homes in Palo Alto, California. Despite the small sample size in this study, the results make a compelling case for retrofitting homes with hot water recirculation systems to eliminate unnecessary wastage of water at the point of use. Technical as well as behavioral and attitudinal changes towards water conservation are necessary for a fulfilling and successful conservation effort. This report focuses on the technical issues, but behavioral issues are also noted, which may be factored into future studies involving local and state governments and utility companies.

Ally, M.R.

2002-11-14

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The risk of Ascaris lumbricoides infection in children as an environmental health indicator to guide preventive activities in Caparaó and Alto Caparaó, Brazil.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To develop an environmental health indicator for use as a basis for developing preventive measures against Ascaris lumbricoides infection in children from the rural municipalities of Caparaó and Alto Caparaó, in Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted between May and September 1998 among 1171 children under 14 years of age living in 588 dwellings selected from 11 communities. Trained interviewers used a questionnaire to identify risk factors for infection (socioeconomic, sanitation and hygiene variables) and collected stool samples from each child for parasitological tests. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of A. lumbricoides infection was 12.2%. The results showed the protective effects of availability of water in the washbasin and better hygiene, sanitation and socioeconomic status; the interactive effect of crowding was five times larger in households without water in the washbasin than in those having water. There was a statistically significant association between infection and children's age. CONCLUSION: The environmental health indicator, which incorporated the most significant biological, environmental and social factors associated with the risk of A. lumbricoides infection in children from these communities, should contribute to the development of surveillance tools and health protection measures in this population. PMID:11884972

Carneiro, Fernando Ferreira; Cifuentes, Enrique; Tellez-Rojo, Martha Maria; Romieu, Isabelle

2002-01-01

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An investigation of ground-water recharge by injection in the Palo Alto Baylands, California : hydraulic and chemical interactions; final report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Santa Clara Valley Water District, has completed a study of ground-water recharge by injection in the Palo Alto baylands along San Francisco Bay, California. Selected wells within the Water District 's injection-extraction network were monitored to determine hydraulic and chemical interactions affecting well-field operation. The well field was installed to prevent and eliminate saline contamination in the local shallow aquifer system. The primary focus of this study is on factors that affect injection efficiency, specifically well and aquifer clogging. Mixing and break-through curves for major chemical constituents indicate ion exchange, adsorption, and dissolution reactions. Freshwater breakthrough was detected in water-level data, which reflected fluid-density change as well as head buildup. Dissolution of calcium carbonate caused by dilution of saline ground water probably accounts for an apparent increase in specific capacity possibly related to improved aquifer permeability. Adsorption evidently removed trace elements during passage of injected water through the aquifer. In terms of hydraulic and chemical compatibility, the well field is a viable system for ground-water recharge. Aquifer heterogeneity and operational constraints reduce the efficiency of the system. Efficiency may be maximized by careful attention to extraction distribution and quantity and to injection distribution, quantity, and water quality. (USGS)

Hamlin, S.N.

1985-01-01

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Mathiasite-loveringite and priderite in mantle xenoliths from the Alto Paranaíba Igneous Province, Brazil: genesis and constraints on mantle metasomatism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Alkali-bearing Ti oxides were identified in mantle xenoliths enclosed in kimberlite-like rocks from Limeira 1 alkaline intrusion from the Alto Paranaíba Igneous Province, southeastern Brazil. The metasomatic mineral assemblages include mathiasite-loveringite and priderite associated with clinopyroxene, phlogopite, ilmenite and rutile. Mathiasite-loveringite (55-60 wt.% TiO2; 5.2-6.7 wt.% ZrO2) occurs in peridotite xenoliths rimming chromite (˜50 wt.% Cr2O3) and subordinate ilmenite (12-13.4 wt.% MgO) in double reaction rim coronas. Priderite (Ba/(K+Ba)< 0.05) occurs in phlogopite-rich xenoliths as lamellae within Mg-ilmenite (8.4-9.8 wt.% MgO) or as intergrowths in rutile crystals that may be included in sagenitic phlogopite. Mathiasite-loveringite was formed by reaction of peridotite primary minerals with alkaline melts. The priderite was formed by reaction of peridotite minerals with ultrapotassic melts. Disequilibrium textures and chemical zoning of associated minerals suggest that the metasomatic reactions responsible for the formation of the alkali-bearing Ti oxides took place shortly prior the entrainment of the xenoliths in the host magma, and is not connected to old (Proterozoic) mantle enrichment events.

Almeida, Vidyã V.; Janasi, Valdecir de A.; Svisero, Darcy P.; Nannini, Felix

2014-12-01

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Climate change and development impacts on the sustainability of spring-fed water supply systems in the Alto Beni region of Bolivia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryIn the Alto Beni region of Bolivia, as in other locations of the developing world, gravity-fed water supply systems provide a significant portion of domestic water needs. However, sustainability of these sources depends on whether discharge can be sustained to accommodate future water needs. There is a perception that agricultural expansion in the region is resulting in reduced spring discharge. To investigate this claim, we incorporate low-cost field methods for hydrologic data collection and evaluate two satellite-derived precipitation data products (CMORPH and TRMM-3B42) for input to a hydrological model used to predict recharge rates in eleven watersheds under scenarios of climate change and agricultural expansion. The stressors on the local water supply examined in this study are changes in land use and climate, along with increases in population and consumption, and improvements in water and sanitation coverage. Although predicted changes in runoff range from -69% to +137%, depending on the climate and land use scenario, recharge is predicted to decrease under all scenarios (by 28% to nearly 100%) between the periods of 1970-1999 and 2070-2099. The predicted impacts from climate change are considerably larger than those from agricultural expansion, calling into question local perceptions that spring flow has declined because of changes in land use from agricultural growth. The ratio of water use to availability under most scenarios of climate change and water and sanitation service expansion suggests that use of groundwater is sustainable in the region when considering the entire recharge to the watersheds. However, the small recharge areas of the springs may result in insufficient recharge to support planned water and sanitation expansion unless new water supplies are developed.

Fry, Lauren M.; Watkins, David W.; Reents, Nathan; Rowe, Mark D.; Mihelcic, James R.

2012-10-01

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Relationship between spatial variations in active creep and large magnitude hanging wall earthquakes associated with the Alto Tiberina low angle normal fault, central Italy.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alto Tiberina fault (ATF) in central Italy is a rare instance of a low angle normal fault that appears to be actively creeping at shallow to mid-crustal depths. While conventional Anderson earthquake mechanics dictate that these faults should lock up under extension, recent studies using GPS velocity data and simple fault models suggest that the ATF accommodates slip by aseismic creep below ~4 km depth in the latitude range of 43.2 N to 43.5 N. This creeping section of the ATF is well imaged and there are no instrumentally recorded large magnitude earthquakes in the hanging wall. There is no evidence for active fault creep north and south of the creeping section where large hanging wall earthquakes have occurred. We use geodetically determined images of fault creep and earthquake focal mechanisms data to explore the stress transfer relationships between the creeping section of the ATF and adjacent portions of the fault zone, which appear to be locked. In one interpretation, hanging wall earthquakes occur as a result of strain accumulation caused by variations in creep on the low angle normal fault. An alternative explanation is that creep on the low angle fault has been inhibited in the vicinity of the large magnitude hanging wall earthquakes. These spatial relationships notwithstanding, the resolution of the imaged pattern of creep is relatively low. A borehole strainmeter network would provide unprecedented temporal resolution of aseismic creep transients that would help to evaluate the possible relationships between hanging wall stress accumulation and stress sensitive creep. The combination of modeling and seismic/geodetic monitoring with a new borehole strainmeter array would also help to decipher the fault structure, earthquake mechanisms, and seismic risk in a populated area.

Mencin, David; Bennett, Rick; Jackson, Lily J.; Casale, Gabriele

2014-05-01

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Active tectonic extension across the Alto Tiberina normal fault system from GPS data modeling and InSAR velocity maps: new perspectives within TABOO Near Fault Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Alto Tiberina fault (ATF) is a low-angle (east-dipping at 15°) normal fault (LANF) 70 km long placed in the Umbria-Marche Apennines (central Italy), characterized by SW-NE oriented extension occurring at rates of 2-3 mm/yr. These rates were measured by continuous GPS stations belonging to several networks, which are denser in the study area thanks to additional sites recently installed in the framework of the INGV national RING network and of the ATF observatory. In this area historical and instrumental earthquakes mainly occur on west-dipping high-angle normal faults. Within this context the ATF has accumulated 2 km of displacement over the past 2 Ma, but at the same time the deformation processes active along this misoriented fault, as well as its mechanical behavior, are still unknown. We tackle this issue by solving for interseismic deformation models obtained by two different methods. At first, through the 2D and 3D finite element modeling, we define the effects of locking depth, synthetic and antithetic fault activity and lithology on the velocity gradient measured along the ATF system. Subsequently through a block modeling approach, we model the GPS velocities by considering the major fault systems as bounds of rotating blocks, while estimating the corresponding geodetic fault slip-rates and maps of heterogeneous fault coupling. Thanks to the latest imaging of the ATF deep structure obtained from seismic profiles, we improve the proposed models by modeling the fault as a complex rough surface to understand where the stress accumulations are located and the interseismic coupling changes. The preliminary results obtained show firstly that the observed extension is mainly accommodated by interseismic deformation on both the ATF and antithetic faults, highlighting the important role of this LANF inside an active tectonic contest. Secondarily, using the ATF surface "topography", we find an interesting correlation between microseismicty and creeping portions of the ATF. Future perspectives within this study is to validate these models using velocity maps and temporal series provided by Differential Interferometric SAR (DInSAR) technique applied to a datasets of ERS 1-2 and ENVISAT SAR images. These data cover a time interval spanning from 1992 to 2010 and have been acquired along both ascending and descending orbit. In addition we will deploy a network of SAR passive Corner Reflectors (CRs) in the proximity of GPS monuments in order to calibrate the results of processing a set of COSMO-SkyMed SAR data and derive velocity maps. Thus the availability of high-resolution data will contribute to understand the mechanics of the LANFs and to evaluate the seismic potential associated to these geologic structures.

Vadacca, Luigi; Anderlini, Letizia; Casarotti, Emanuele; Serpelloni, Enrico; Chiaraluce, Lauro; Polcari, Marco; Albano, Matteo; Stramondo, Salvatore

2014-05-01

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Near field receiving water monitoring of trace metals in clams (Macoma balthica) and sediments near the Palo Alto water quality control plant in south San Francisco Bay, California : 2002  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents trace element concentrations analyzed on samples of fine-grained sediments and clams (Macoma balthica) collected from a mudflat one kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay. This report serves as a continuation of the Near Field Receiving Water Monitoring Study, which was started in 1994. The data for 2002, herein, are interpreted within that context. Metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue samples have been within the range of values produced by seasonal variability. However, copper and zinc, display continued decreases. Copper in sediment was observed to drop below the ERL (Effects Range-Low) concentration for the third consecutive year and zinc concentrations never exceeded the ERL. Yearly average concentrations of copper, zinc and silver in Macoma balthica for 2002 are some of the lowest recorded since monitoring began in 1975. Mercury and selenium concentrations in sediments and clams at Palo Alto were similar concentrations observed elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay.

Moon, Edward; David, Carlos Primo C.; Luoma, Samuel N.; Cain, Daniel J.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Lavigne, Irene R.

2003-01-01

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Near field receiving water monitoring of trace metals in clams (macoma balthica) and sediments near the Palo Alto Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay, California: 2000  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Trace element concentrations were analyzed on samples of fine-grained sediments and clams (Macoma balthica) collected from a mudflat one kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay. This report serves as a continuation of the Near Field Receiving Water Monitoring Study, which was started in 1994. The data for 2003, herein, are interpreted within that context. Metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue samples have been within the range of values produced by seasonal variability; however, copper and zinc, display continued decreases over the last decade. In 2003, copper in sediment was observed to drop below the ERL (Effects Range-Low) concentration for the third consecutive year and zinc concentrations never exceeded the ERL. Yearly average concentrations of copper, zinc and silver in Macoma balthica for 2003 are some of the lowest recorded since monitoring began in 1975. Mercury and selenium concentrations in sediments and clams at Palo Alto were similar to concentrations observed elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay.

Moon, Edward; Luoma, Samuel N.; Cain, Daniel J.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; David, Carlos Primo C.

2004-01-01

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Near-field receiving water monitoring of trace metals and a benthic community near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in south San Francisco Bay, California, 2012  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Trace-metal concentrations in sediment and in the clam Macoma petalum (formerly reported as Macoma balthica), clam reproductive activity, and benthic macroinvertebrate community structure were investigated in a mudflat 1 kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (PARWQCP) in South San Francisco Bay, Calif. This report includes the data collected by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists for the period January to December 2012. These data serve as the basis for the City of Palo Alto’s Near-Field Receiving Water Monitoring Program, initiated in 1994. Following significant reductions in the late 1980s, silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) concentrations in sediment and in M. petalum appear to have stabilized. Data for other metals, including chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn), have been collected since 1994. Over this period, concentrations of these elements have remained relatively constant, aside from seasonal variation that is common to all elements. In 2012, concentrations of Ag and Cu in M. petalum varied seasonally in response to a combination of site-specific metal exposures and annual growth and reproduction, as reported for previous time periods. Seasonal patterns for other elements, including Cr, Ni, Zn, Hg, and Se were generally similar in timing and magnitude as those for Ag and Cu. In 2012, metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue were among the lowest concentrations on record. This record suggests that regional-scale factors now largely control sedimentary and bioavailable concentrations of Ag and Cu, as well as other elements of regulatory interest, at the Palo Alto site. Analyses of the benthic community structure of a mudflat in South San Francisco Bay over a 39-year period show that changes in the community have occurred concurrent with reduced concentrations of metals in the sediment and in the tissues of the biosentinel clam, M. petalum, from the same area. Analysis of the M. petalum community shows increases in reproductive activity concurrent with the decline in metal concentrations in the tissues of this organism. Reproductive activity is presently stable (2012), with almost all animals initiating reproduction in the fall and spawning the following spring. The community has shifted from being dominated by several opportunistic species to a community where the species are more similar in abundance, a pattern that indicates a more stable community that is subjected to fewer stressors. In addition, two of the opportunistic species (Ampelisca abdita and Streblospio benedicti) that brood their young and live on the surface of the sediment in tubes have shown a continual decline in dominance coincident with the decline in metals; both species had short-lived rebounds in abundance in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Heteromastus filiformis (a subsurface polychaete worm that lives in the sediment, consumes sediment and organic particles residing in the sediment, and reproduces by laying its eggs on or in the sediment) showed a concurrent increase in dominance and, in the last several years before 2008, showed a stable population. H. filiformis abundance increased slightly in 2011–2012. An unidentified disturbance occurred on the mudflat in early 2008 that resulted in the loss of the benthic animals, except for those deep-dwelling animals like Macoma petalum. Animals immediately returned to the mudflat in 2008, which was the first indication that the disturbance was not due to a persistent toxin or to anoxia. The reproductive mode of most species present in 2012 is reflective of the species that were available either as pelagic larvae or as mobile adults. Although oviparous species were lower in number in this group, the authors hypothesize that these species will return slowly as more species move back into the area. The use of functional ecology was highlighted in the 2012 benthic community data, which show that the animals that have now returned to the mudflat are those that can respond successfully to a physical, nontoxic dist

Dyke, Jessica L.; Thompson, Janet K.; Cain, Daniel J.; Kleckner, Amy E.; Parchaso, Francis; Luoma, Samuel N.; Hornberger, Michelle I.

2013-01-01

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Near-field receiving water monitoring of trace metals and a benthic community near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay, California: 2013  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Trace-metal concentrations in sediment and in the clam Macoma petalum (formerly reported as Macoma balthica), clam reproductive activity, and benthic macroinvertebrate community structure were investigated in a mudflat 1 kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (PARWQCP) in South San Francisco Bay, Calif. This report includes the data collected by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists for the period January 2013 to December 2013. These data serve as the basis for the City of Palo Alto’s Near-Field Receiving Water Monitoring Program, initiated in 1994. Following significant reductions in the late 1980s, silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) concentrations in sediment and M. petalum appear to have stabilized. Data for other metals, including chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn), have been collected since 1994. Over this period, concentrations of these elements have remained relatively constant, aside from seasonal variation that is common to all elements. In 2013, concentrations of Ag and Cu in M. petalum varied seasonally in response to a combination of site-specific metal exposures and annual growth and reproduction, as reported previously. Seasonal patterns for other elements, including Cr, Ni, Zn, Hg, and Se, were generally similar in timing and magnitude as those for Ag and Cu. In M. petalum, all observed elements showed annual maxima in January–February and minima in April, except for Zn, which was lowest in December. In sediments, annual maxima also occurred in January–February, and minima were measured in June and September. In 2013, metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue were among the lowest concentrations on record. This record suggests that regional-scale factors now largely control sedimentary and bioavailable concentrations of Ag and Cu, as well as other elements of regulatory interest, at the Palo Alto site. Analyses of the benthic community structure of a mudflat in South San Francisco Bay over a 40-year period show that changes in the community have occurred concurrent with reduced concentrations of metals in the sediment and in the tissues of the biosentinel clam, M. petalum, from the same area. Analysis of the M. petalum community shows increases in reproductive activity concurrent with the decline in metal concentrations in the tissues of this organism. Reproductive activity is presently stable (2013), with almost all animals initiating reproduction in the fall and spawning the following spring. The community has shifted from being dominated by several opportunistic species to a community where the species are more similar in abundance, a pattern that indicates a more stable community that is subjected to fewer stressors. In addition, two of the opportunistic species (Ampelisca abdita and Streblospio benedicti) that brood their young and live on the surface of the sediment in tubes have shown a continual decline in dominance coincident with the decline in metals; both species had short-lived rebounds in abundance in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Heteromastus filiformis (a subsurface polychaete worm that lives in the sediment, consumes sediment and organic particles residing in the sediment, and reproduces by laying its eggs on or in the sediment) showed a concurrent increase in dominance and, in the last several years before 2008, showed a stable population. H. filiformis abundance increased slightly in 2011–2012 and returned to pre-2011 numbers in 2013. An unidentified disturbance occurred on the mudflat in early 2008 that resulted in the loss of the benthic animals, except for those deep-dwelling animals like Macoma petalum. Animals immediately returned to the mudflat in 2008, which was the first indication that the disturbance was not due to a persistent toxin or to anoxia. The reproductive mode of most species present in 2013 is reflective of the species that were available either as pelagic larvae or as mobile adults. Although oviparous species were lower in number in this group, the authors hypothesize that th

Dyke, Jessica L.; Cain, Daniel J.; Thompson, Janet K.; Kleckner, Amy E.; Parchaso, Francis; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Luoma, Samuel N.

2014-01-01

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Near-field receiving water monitoring of trace metals and a benthic community near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in south San Francisco Bay, California: 2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Trace-metal concentrations in sediment and in the clam Macoma petalum (formerly reported as Macoma balthica), clam reproductive activity, and benthic macroinvertebrate community structure were investigated in a mudflat 1 kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (PARWQCP) in South San Francisco Bay, Calif. This report includes the data collected by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists for the period January 2011 to December 2011. These data serve as the basis for the City of Palo Alto's Near-Field Receiving Water Monitoring Program, initiated in 1994. Following significant reductions in the late 1980s, silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) concentrations in sediment and M. petalum appear to have stabilized. Data for other metals, including chromium, mercury, nickel, selenium, and zinc, have been collected since 1994. Over this period, concentrations of these elements have remained relatively constant, aside from seasonal variation that is common to all elements. In 2011, concentrations of Ag and Cu in M. petalum varied seasonally in response to a combination of site-specific metal exposures and annual growth and reproduction, as reported previously. Seasonal patterns for other elements, including Cr, Hg, Ni, Se, and Zn, were generally similar in timing and magnitude as those for Ag and Cu. In 2011, metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue were among the lowest concentrations on record. This record suggests that regional-scale factors now largely control sedimentary and bioavailable concentrations of Ag and Cu, as well as other elements of regulatory interest, at the Palo Alto site. Analyses of the benthic community structure of a mudflat in South San Francisco Bay over a 38-year period show that changes in the community have occurred concurrent with reduced concentrations of metals in the sediment and in the tissues of the biosentinel clam, M. petalum, from the same area. Analysis of the M. petalum community shows increases in reproductive activity concurrent with the decline in metal concentrations in the tissues of this organism. Reproductive activity is presently stable (2011), with almost all animals initiating reproduction in the fall and spawning the following spring. The community has shifted from being dominated by several opportunistic species to a community where the species are more similar in abundance, a pattern that indicates a more stable community that is subjected to fewer stressors. In addition, two of the opportunistic species (Ampelisca abdita and Streblospio benedicti) that brood their young and live on the surface of the sediment in tubes have shown a continual decline in dominance coincident with the decline in metals; both species had short-lived rebounds in abundance in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Heteromastus filiformis (a subsurface polychaete worm that lives in the sediment, consumes sediment and organic particles residing in the sediment, and reproduces by laying its eggs on or in the sediment) showed a concurrent increase in dominance and, in the last several years before 2008, showed a stable population. H. filiformis abundance increased slightly in 2011. An unidentified disturbance occurred on the mudflat in early 2008 that resulted in the loss of the benthic animals, except for those deep-dwelling animals like Macoma petalum. Animals immediately returned to the mudflat in 2008, which was the first indication that the disturbance was not due to a persistent toxin or to anoxia. The reproductive mode of most species present in 2011 is reflective of the species that were available either as pelagic larvae or as mobile adults. Although egg layers were lower in number in this group, the authors hypothesize that these species will return slowly as more species move back into the area. The use of functional ecology was highlighted in the 2011 benthic community data, which show that the animals that have now returned to the mudflat are those that can respond successfully to a physical, nontoxic disturbance. Today, community data show a mix of animals

Dyke, Jessica L.; Thompson, Janet K.; Cain, Daniel J.; Kleckner, Amy E.; Parchaso, Francis; Luoma, Samuel N.; Hornberger, Michelle I.

2012-01-01

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Near field receiving water monitoring of trace metals in clams (macoma balthica) and sediments near the Palo Alto Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay, California: 1999-2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents trace element concentrations analyzed on samples of fine-grained sediments and clams (Macoma balthica) collected from a mudflat one kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay. This report serves as a continuation of the Near Field Receiving Water Monitoring Study which was started in 1994. The data for 1999-2001 are interpreted within that context. Generally, metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue samples have been within the range of values produced by seasonal variability. Copper and zinc, however, display a continued decrease, recording the lowest winter maxima concentrations in both sediment and tissue samples in 2001. Yearly average of bioavailable copper, zinc and silver concentrations in 1999-2001 are some of the lowest recorded since monitoring began in 1975. A slight increase in mercury in sediments and selenium in tissue in early 2001 are also observed. These enrichments are believed to be mainly caused by hydrogeologic processes affecting the area although only continued sampling will confirm whether anthropogenic sources influence the concentrations of these elements.

David, Carlos Primo C.; Luoma, Samuel N.; Brown, Cynthia L.; Cain, Daniel J.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Lavigne, Irene R.

2002-01-01

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Near-Field Receiving Water Monitoring of Trace Metals and a Benthic Community Near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay, California: 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Results reported herein include trace element concentrations in sediment and in the clam Macoma petalum (formerly reported as Macoma balthica (Cohen and Carlton, 1995)), clam reproductive activity, and benthic macroinvertebrate community structure for a mudflat one kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (PARWQCP) in South San Francisco Bay. This report includes data collected for the period January 2008 to December 2008 and extends a critical long-term biogeochemical record dating back to 1974. These data serve as the basis for the City of Palo Alto's Near-Field Receiving Water Monitoring Program, initiated in 1994. In 2008, metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue were among the lowest concentrations on record and consistent with results observed since 1991. Following significant reductions in the late 1980's, silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) concentrations appeared to have stabilized. Annual mean concentrations have fluctuated modestly (2-4 fold) in a nondirectional manner. Data for other metals, including chromium, mercury, nickel, selenium, vanadium, and zinc, have been collected since 1994. Over this period, concentrations of these elements, which more likely reflect regional inputs and systemwide processes, have remained relatively constant, aside from typical seasonal variation that is common to all elements. Within years, concentrations generally reach maximum in winter months (January-March) and decline to annual minima in spring through fall. Mercury (Hg) in sediments spiked to the highest observed level in January 2008. However, sedimentary concentrations for the rest of the year and concentrations of Hg in M. petalum for the entire year were consistent with data from previous years. Average selenium (Se) concentrations in sediment were the highest on record, but there is no evidence, yet, to suggest a temporal trend of increasing sedimentary Se. Selenium in M. petalum was not elevated relative to past years. Overall, Cu and Ag concentrations in sediments and soft tissues of the clam, M. petalum, remained representative of the concentrations observed since 1991 following significant reductions in the discharge of these elements from PARWQCP, suggesting that, similar to other elements of regulatory interest, regional scale factors now largely influence sedimentary and bioavailable concentrations of Cu and Ag. Analyses of the benthic-community structure of a mudflat in South San Francisco Bay over a 31-year period show that changes in the community have occurred concurrent with reduced concentrations of metals in the sediment and in the tissues of the biosentinel clam, M. petalum, from the same area. Analysis of the reproductive activity of M. petalum shows increases in reproductive activity concurrent with the decline in metal concentrations in the tissues of this organism. Reproductive activity is presently stable, with almost all animals initiating reproduction in the fall and spawning the following spring of most years. The community has shifted from being dominated by several opportunistic species to a community where the species are more similar in abundance, a pattern that suggests a more stable community that is subjected to less stress. In addition, two of the opportunistic species (Ampelisca abdita and Streblospio benedicti) that brood their young and live on the surface of the sediment in tubes, have shown a continual decline in dominance coincident with the decline in metals. Heteromastus filiformis, a subsurface polychaete worm that lives in the sediment, consumes sediment and organic particles residing in the sediment, and reproduces by laying their eggs on or in the sediment, has shown a concurrent increase in dominance and is now showing signs of population stability. An unidentified disturbance occurred on the mudflat in early 2008 that resulted in the loss of the benthic animals, except for those deep dwelling animals like Macoma petalum.

Cain, Daniel J.; Thompson, Janet K.; Dyke, Jessica L.; Parchaso, Francis; Luoma, Samuel N.; Hornberger, Michelle I.

2009-01-01

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Near-field receiving water monitoring of trace metals and a benthic community near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in south San Francisco Bay, California; 2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Results reported herein include trace element concentrations in sediment and in the clam Macoma petalum (formerly reported as Macoma balthica (Cohen and Carlton, 1995)), clam reproductive activity, and benthic macroinvertebrate community structure for a mudflat one kilometer south of the discharge of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (PARWQCP) in South San Francisco Bay. This report includes data collected for the period January 2009 to December 2009 and extends a critical long-term biogeochemical record dating back to 1974. These data serve as the basis for the City of Palo Alto's Near-Field Receiving Water Monitoring Program, initiated in 1994. In 2009, metal concentrations in both sediments and clam tissue were among the lowest concentrations on record and consistent with results observed since 1991. Following significant reductions in the late 1980s, silver (Ag) and copper (Cu) concentrations appeared to have stabilized. Annual mean concentrations have fluctuated modestly (2-4 fold) in a nondirectional manner. Data for other metals, including chromium, mercury, nickel, selenium, vanadium, and zinc, have been collected since 1994. Over this period, concentrations of these elements, which more likely reflect regional inputs and systemwide processes, have remained relatively constant, aside from typical seasonal variation that is common to all elements. Within years, the winter months (January-March) generally exhibit maximum concentrations, with a decline to annual minima in spring through fall. Mercury (Hg) in sediments and M. petalum were comparable to concentrations observed in 2008 and were generally consistent with data from previous years. Selenium (Se) concentrations in sediment varied among years and showed no sustained temporal trend. In 2009, sedimentary Se concentrations declined from the record high concentrations observed in 2008 to concentrations that were among the lowest on record. Selenium in M. petalum was unchanged from 2008. Overall, Cu and Ag concentrations in sediments and soft tissues of the clam, M. petalum, remained representative of the concentrations observed since 1991 following significant reductions in the discharge of these elements from the PARWQCP. This suggests that, as with other elements of regulatory interest, regional-scale factors now largely influence sedimentary and bioavailable concentrations of Ag and Cu. Analyses of the benthic community structure of a mudflat in South San Francisco Bay over a 36-year period show that changes in the community have occurred concurrent with reduced concentrations of metals in the sediment and in the tissues of the biosentinel clam, M. petalum, from the same area. Analysis of the reproductive activity of M. petalum shows increases in reproductive activity concurrent with the decline in metal concentrations in the tissues of this organism. Reproductive activity is presently stable, with almost all animals initiating reproduction in the fall and spawning the following spring of most years. The community has shifted from being dominated by several opportunistic species to a community where the species are more similar in abundance, a pattern that suggests a more stable community that is subjected to fewer stressors. In addition, two of the opportunistic species (Ampelisca abdita and Streblospio benedicti) that brood their young and live on the surface of the sediment in tubes have shown a continual decline in dominance coincident with the decline in metals; both species had short-lived rebounds in abundance in 2008 and 2009. Heteromastus filiformis (a subsurface polychaete worm that lives in the sediment, consumes sediment and organic particles residing in the sediment, and reproduces by laying its eggs on or in the sediment) showed a concurrent increase in dominance, with the last several years prior to 2008 showing a stable population. An unidentified disturbance occurred on the mudflat in early 2008 that resulted in the loss o

Dyke, Jessica L.; Parchaso, Janet K.; Thompson, Janet K.; Cain, Daniel J.; Luoma, Samuel N.; Hornberger, Michelle I.

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in the journal Neuron, found that these changes in the brain's connections occurred much earlier than previously the brain is very plastic and is changing rapidly," said Anis Contractor, from the Feinberg School with these conditions," he said. "It also has implications for the treatment of autism since the changes in the brains

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Academic Festival P enn State Mont Alto  

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......................................................................................................................................6 Katie Rice AFRICAN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE BALANCE........................................................15 Alyse Harris AUTISM AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Boyer, Elizabeth W.

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Bike/ped bridge To Palo Alto  

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Center TECH RP To MountainView San Antonio Shopping Center (Walmart,Trader Joe's, Target and more) SE P 1850 EM BARCADERO RD TECH Target Walmart Ross Whole Foods SANANTONIORD SHOW ERSDR EL CAMIN O REAL

Straight, Aaron

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Bike/ped bridge To Palo Alto  

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Bike/ped bridge To Palo Alto  

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Center TECH RP To MountainView San Antonio Shopping Center (Walmart,Kohl's, Target and more) SE P.CALIFORNIA AVE GENGRD WILDWOODAVE 1810 1850 EM BARCADERO RD TECH Target Walmart Ross Whole Foods SANANTONIORD

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Conservacin Estratgica: Identificando reas de Alto Valor  

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de conservación estratégica potencia y desarrolla instrumentos que apoyen la toma de decisión en cordillera central (Cayey, Guayama y San Lorenzo). #12;Instrumentos para la conservación Áreas Protegidas

Gilbes, Fernando

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Transient User Profiling Palo Alto Research Center  

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. For instance, it is of great comfort to an average consumer that Amazon.com remem- bers her purchase of the DVD a copy of a preg- nancy book as a gift on Amazon.com only to be offered many more pregnancy books

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Detection of Rickettsia parkeri from within Piura, Peru, and the First Reported Presence of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in the Tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus  

PubMed Central

Abstract Domestic farm animals (n=145) were sampled for the presence of ectoparasites in northwestern Peru during March, 2008. Ninety domestic animals (62%) were positive for the presence of an ectoparasite(s) and produced a total collection of the following: 728 ticks [Amblyomma maculatum, Anocentor nitens, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, and Otobius megnini], 12 lice (Haematopinus suis), and 3 fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). A Rickettsia genus-specific qPCR assay was performed on nucleic acid preparations of the collected ectoparasites that resulted in 5% (37/743, 35 ticks and 2 fleas) of the ectoparasites positive for the presence of Rickettsia. DNA from the positive individual ticks was tested with 2 other qPCR assays for the presence of the ompB gene in Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae or Rickettsia parkeri. Candidatus R. andeanae was found in 25 A. maculatum ticks and in two Rh. sanguineus ticks, whereas R. parkeri was detected in 6 A. maculatum ticks. Two A. maculatum were co-infected with both Candidatus R. andeanae and R. parkeri. Rickettsia felis was detected in 2 fleas, Ctenocephalides felis, by multilocus sequence typing of the 17-kD antigen and ompA genes. These findings expand the geographic range of R. parkeri to include Peru as well as expand the natural arthropod vector of Candidatus R. andeanae to include Rhipicephalus sanguineus. PMID:23488453

Flores-Mendoza, Carmen; Florin, David; Felices, Vidal; Pozo, Edwar J.; Graf, Paul C.F.; Richards, Allen L.

2013-01-01

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ESTUDIO GEOLÓGICO-GEOTÉCNICO DEL ÁREA PARA EL RELLENO SANITARIO DE LA CIUDAD DE SUYO, PROVINCIA AYABACA, DEPARTAMENTO DE PIURA A GEOLOGICAL - GEOTECHNICAL STUDY OF THE AREA FOR A SANITARY FILL IN THE CITY OF SUYO, PROVINCE OF AYABACA, DEPARTMENT OF PIURA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Suyo Municipality is impelling projects to solve the environmental problem for the inadequate handling of the solid residuals, one of those which is the project of sanitary filler for the city. In this sense, the present study is a basic investigation to develop a project of sanitary filler in an area of 0.75 Has., located in the km 1000

Teófilo Allende Ccahuana

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Hip Hop as Empowerment: Voices in El Alto, Bolivia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to neoliberal policies that have been in place since 1985, Bolivian young people have increasingly used hip hop music as a means of protest and to reclaim social and political participation. Hip hop in Latin America tells the story of the struggles that marginalized people have suffered, and speaks to the effects of international…

Tarifa, Ariana

2012-01-01

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Fetal and postnatal pulmonary circulation in the Alto Andino.  

PubMed

Lowland mammals at high altitude constrict the pulmonary vessels, augmenting vascular resistance and developing pulmonary arterial hypertension. In contrast, highland mammals, like the llama, do not present pulmonary arterial hypertension. Using wire myography, we studied the sensitivity to norepinephrine (NE) and NO of small pulmonary arteries of fetal llamas and sheep at high altitudes. The sensitivity of the contractile responses to NE was decreased whereas the relaxation sensitivity to NO was augmented in the llama fetus compared to the sheep fetus. Altogether these data show that the fetal llama has a lower sensitivity to a vasoconstrictor (NE) and a higher sensitivity to a vasodilator (NO), than the fetal sheep, consistent with a lower pulmonary arterial pressure found in the neonatal llama in the Andean altiplano. Additionally, we investigated carbon monoxide (CO) in the pulmonary circulation in lowland and highland newborn sheep and llamas. Pulmonary arterial pressure was augmented in neonatal sheep but not in llamas. These sheep had reduced soluble guanylate cyclase and heme oxygenase expression and CO production than at lowland. In contrast, neonatal llamas increased markedly pulmonary CO production and HO expression at high altitude. Thus, enhanced pulmonary CO protects against pulmonary hypertension in the highland neonate. Further, we compared pulmonary vascular responses to acute hypoxia in the adult llama versus the adult sheep. The rise in pulmonary arterial pressure was more marked in the sheep than in the llama. The llama pulmonary dilator strategy may provide insights into new treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension of the neonate and adult. PMID:21295346

Llanos, A J; Ebensperger, G; Herrera, E A; Reyes, R V; Pulgar, V M; Serón-Ferré, M; Díaz, M; Parer, J T; Giussani, D A; Moraga, F A; Riquelme, R A

2011-03-01

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www.PaloAltoOnline.com 2010 Holiday  

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books a month, said his three children have also made the switch, to varying degrees. His 18-year Stanford has an Axe to grind Page 36 H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S ­ S E C T I O N 2 The end of books? Palo Scharff announced ear- lier this month that he has given up on "real books." It's not that he doesn't read

Rubin, Yoram

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Relaciones hidrogeologicas y medioambientales entre el mar mediterraneo, El saladar y el acuifero de agua amarga (provincia de alicante). Incidencia de las explotaciones de las desaladoras de alicante I Y II Y medidas correctoras  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Agua Amarga coastal aquifer, located in the south of Alicante province, has been subjected to successive anthropogenic actions: salt works activity (1925-1975) and water withdrawal to supply the Alicante I and II desalination plants (since 2003). These interventions have influenced the salinity and the flow regime. Due to the existence of a salt marsh of ecological interest linked to the aquifer, the 'Mancomunidad de los Canales del Taibilla' (agency responsible for the desalination plants) designed a piezometric network for monitoring piezometry and electrical conductivity (in operation since May 2008). Soil humidity and piezometrics levels have been recovered by means of a seawater pouring programme over the salt marsh (since December 2009),which represents the third anthropic intervention. In this memoria, we investigate the Agua Amarga coastal aquifer to develop a physical conceptual model. Firstly, the study area is characterized in relation to climatology, geology, geomorphology and hydrogeology, using published information, describing, in addition, the desalination plants catchment system. Next, based on hydrogeological studies prior to the start up of the desalination plants, the aquifer is characterized: type, lithology, hydraulic parameters, thickness, surface extension, etc. Water quantity relating to rainfall, water withdrawal and pourings over the salt marsh, have been integrated in conjunction with data from monthly piezometric campaigns. In adittion, in order to gain insight into the groundwater mixing processes, chemical and isotope analyses were carried out on meteoric water and groundwater samples taken at different locations. The results were used to elaborate a conceptual physical model and a water budget. As an extension tool to understand processes and assess aquifer management, a 3-D fluid-flow and solute-transport model is designed with SEAWAT. Also, the 2-D physical characterization of scenarios with seawater intrusion and salt flats is presented. Finally, after describing ecological values of the salt marsh, the effect of the seawater pouring programme on aquifer piezometry and salinity is studied, assessing the possibility of applying this pilot scheme to other scenarios.

Manteca, Ivan Alhama

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To sell or not to sell—A Pastoralist's Dilemma: A lesson from the slaughterhouse  

Microsoft Academic Search

Marketing strategies employed by herders in Piura, a coastal region in northern Peru, are discussed in conjunction with ecological and economic factors. Data from regional slaughterhouses help in analyzing decisions concerning livestock offtakes and in understanding the rationale behind them. Piura is characterized by sharp weather changes, amplified by the El Niño phenomenon. The variations in precipitation and forage availability

Avi Perevolotsky

1986-01-01

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INTERVENCIÓN CLÍNICA EN DEPORTE DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO: UNA EXPERIENCIA EN FÚTBOL SALA  

Microsoft Academic Search

After making a brief introduction reflecting about the limits between specialities inside Psychology and, specifically, between Sport Psychology and Clinical Psychology, it is exposed the clinical intervention carried out with a high-performance indoor football player with panic disorder. Next, a global description about professional indoor football in Spain is provided as the context where players must manage themselves. Finally, the

Facultad de Psicología; Juan Carlos; López María

2005-01-01

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PUBLISHED BY THE SPINCO BUSINESS CENTER OF BECKMAN COULTER, INC., PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA 94304 January 2002  

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and methods to prevent spread of disease. Because spills may generate aerosols, observe proper safety precautions for aerosol contain- ment. Do not run toxic, pathogenic, or radioactive materials in this rotor

Pawlowski, Wojtek

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Assessment Laboratory Model. Fire Fighter Selection Examination Developed for City of Palo Alto, California.  

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The assessment laboratory function is supplementary and subsequent to the usual mass testing procedures. It is designed to elicit information not furnished by older more traditional methods, e.g., assessment of personal attributes, communication skills, etc. The exam involved participation by the candidates in both individual and group exercises.…

Harris, J. David; Macrae, Donald S.

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A imagem é uma arma: a propósito de riscos e rabiscos no Bairro Alto  

Microsoft Academic Search

O artigo que aqui se inicia parte de uma reflexão mais genérica sobre a imagem e a visualidade na cidade, para se centrar num exemplo que considero particularmente interessante para o estudo das dinâmicas contemporâneas de apropriação do espaço urbano que recorrem a dispositivos de natureza visual1. A cidade é, neste contexto, tomada como artefacto cultural, uma fabricação histórica participada

Ricardo Campos

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ALFA: Adaptive Optics for the Calar Alto Observatory Optics, Control Systems, and Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The adaptive optics system ALFA differs in some aspects from systems like ADONIS and PUEO which have delivered scientific results since years. Interchangeable lenslet arrays with different numbers of subapertures and a deformable mirror with many more actuators than the number of corrected modes result in some peculiarities in the calibration of the system and the reconstruction of incident wavefronts. We describe the design of ALFA's optics and its modal control architecture with a focus on a comparative study of the performance of different mode sets used to correct the wavefront aberrations. An outlook on our plans to improve and simplify the use of ALFA is given. The last section is dedicated to issues related to observing with ALFA in its present state. Expected Strehl ratios for different seeing conditions and guide star magnitudes are summarized in a table. AO observations in general, direct imaging and doing spectroscopy with ALFA in particular are discussed.

Kasper, M.; Looze, D. P.; Hippler, S.; Herbst, T.; Glindemann, A.; Ott, T.; Wirth, A.

2000-04-01

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El somatotipo de la voleibolista cubana de alto nivel de actuación: período 1992-2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

The specific aim of this study was twofold: first to establish reference data for team and game roles somatotype in Cuban female volleybal players, and to compare the characteristics among game roles. Forty three athletes were measured according to the Heath-Carter anthropometric somatotype method. The subjects had been playing volleyball for 10.9 years, on average and they were considered the

Wiliam Carvajal Veitia; Iscel Diaz Hernandez; Sofia Leon Perez; Ivis Echevarria Garcia

2009-01-01

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[Diet and caloric sufficiency in the migrant indigenous population of the Altos Region of Chiapas, México].  

PubMed

The population that has migrated from rural zones to urban areas is subject to changes in their dietary patterns and is considered a vulnerable population group in terms of food security. This article describes the diet of the immigrant indigenous population in the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, analyzing the factors that contribute to adequate calorie consumption in 143 families. This is a cross-sectional study based on a structured interview in which information was obtained related to socio-economic variables, the variety and types of foods in the home, and adequate calorie consumption per capita based on requirements according to age and sex. Using nonparametric statistical tests, the relationship between the population's income level and the number of calories available was determined. Results show a significant association between the income level of the population and the number of calories available in homes; however, there is not a significant association between the amount of time a family has lived in the city and the type and variety of foods available to and consumed by these families. Results show that 91.3% of these families ingest the suggested calorie consumption; the population with the lowest income levels represents a lower percentage of this indicator, and also showed significant deficiencies in proteins and nutrients such as calcium and vitamin A. The implications of rural-urban migration by indigenous populations in relation to diet quality are discussed. PMID:17992979

Posadas, Isabel Reyes; Beutelspacher, Austreberta Nazar; Lugo, Erin Estrada; Rosas, Verónica Mundo

2007-06-01

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The Venus environment; Proceedings of the International Conference, Palo Alto, CA, November 1-6, 1981  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Attention is given to noble gases in planetary atmospheres, the photochemistry of the stratosphere of Venus, the chemistry of metastable species in the Venusian ionosphere, the Venus ionosphere at grazing incidence of solar radiation, disappearing ionospheres on the nightside of Venus, and the observed composition of the ionosphere of Venus. Other investigations considered are concerned with the predicted electrical conductivity between 0 and 80 km in the Venusian atmosphere, sulfuric acid vapor and other cloud-related gases in the Venus atmosphere, the composition and vertical structure of the lower cloud deck on Venus, amorphous sulfur as the ultraviolet absorber on Venus, and polarization studies of the Venus UV contrasts. A description is provided of topics related to temporal variability of ultraviolet cloud features in the Venus stratosphere, zonal mean circulation at the cloud level on Venus, the influence of thermospheric winds on exospheric hydrogen on Venus, and an analysis of Venus gravity data.

1982-01-01

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Avaliação antropométrica de adolescentes Kamayurá, povo indígena do Alto Xingu, Brasil Central (2000-2001)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the proximity between indigenous groups in the Upper Xingu Region and Brazilian nation- al society, studies have shown adequate weight- for-height and low height-for-age in indigenous children. Little is known about the nutritional status of indigenous adolescents. The present study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of Kamayurá adolescents. Anthropometric vari- ables were collected from a sample of 65

Miriam A. Sampei; Eduardo Nozaki Canó; Ulysses Fagundes; Evandro E. de Souza Lima; Douglas Rodrigues; Dirce Maria Sigulem; Roberto G. Baruzzi

2007-01-01

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[Cultural factors associated with the seclusion disease in Alto Xingu (Central Brazil)].  

PubMed

This article presents an anthropological approach to the symbolic aspects of the disease, considering traditional representations about the puberty seclusion syndrome which affects adolescent indians from the Upper Xingu region (Central Brazil), in a comparative perspective with the clinical-epidemiological approach. The traditional nosological category and its etiological implications in indigenous medicine and culture are contrasted with the western medical category - a peripheral neuropathy, possibly of toxic origin - identified in some cases of the syndrome. An epidemiological analysis of the data collected from the traditional point of view shows relations with events of cultural origin, associated with social and political contexts and with the nature of cross-cultural relations. Moreover, this culture-bound syndrome presents some methological issues for western medicine, particularly for biomedical and social-epidemiological approaches. Finally, the authors make explicit some cultural assumptions characteristic of modern western society, underlying the procedures used by the scientific disciplines involved. PMID:15798857

Verani, C; Morgado, A

1991-01-01

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Palo Alto Research Center Secret Handshakes from Pairing-Based Key Agreements  

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College Park, MD 20742 narendar@cs.umd.edu Abstract Consider a CIA agent who wants to authenticate herself to a server, but does not want to reveal her CIA credentials unless the server is a genuine CIA outlet. Consider also that the CIA server does not want to reveal its CIA credentials to anyone but CIA agents

Durfee, Glenn

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FOREST TECHNOLOGY 2 FORT Graduates of the Penn State Mont Alto Forest Technology program  

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, GN, GA, GH, or GS), including one course meeting the United States (US), Intercultural and International Competence (IL), or both US and IL (USI) requirement. Revised 6/2014 #12;The Pennsylvania State

Boyer, Elizabeth W.

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BARRY W. ALTO ET AL. vulnerability to extinction (Burger and Lynch 1995; Lande and  

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again. This is the scenario predicted in certain climate change models, which imply that changes fail to cope through adaptation. Dramatic and long-term climate shifts are hypothesized to explain major historical extinctions (Ivany et al. 2000), and anticipated climate change will undoubtedly impact

Turner, Paul

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99129-5/2002-DR/SC O $alto dos orgnicos  

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: Moacir Loth - SC 00397 JP Coord. de Divulgação e Marketing/ Redação: Artemio R. de Souza (Jornalista´El Rei S. S. Martins Romilda de Assis (Apoio) Impressão: Jojafe Comunicação e Marketing Ltda " Frase

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

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Hyphessobrycon ocasoensis sp. n. (Teleostei, Characidae) una nueva especie para el Alto Cauca, Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se describe Hyphessobrycon ocasoensis sp. n. (Characiformes, Characidae) perteneciente al grupo heterorhabdus (Gery, 1977) de la cuenca alta del río Cauca, Colombia. La nueva especie se distingue de las otras especies descritas por la siguiente combinación de caracteres: tres radios simples y ocho radios ramificados en la aleta dorsal; un maxilar corto con un diente o sin dientes; cuatro pequeños

C. A. García-Alzate; C. Román-Valencia

2009-01-01

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RELAÇÃO ESPACIAL DO MERCÚRIO E ELEMENTOS TRAÇOS EM SEDIMENTO DE FUNDO NO ALTO RIO MADEIRA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presence of mercury in several compartments of the aquatic ecosystems represents a problem of great concern in the Amazonian basin. The goal of this work is to correlate the amount mercury found in bottom sediment with other trace elements as well as its spatial distribution in the upper Madeira River. Field samples were acquired on February of 2004. Total

Roberta Carolina Ferreira Galvão; José Vicente Elias Bernardi; Ronaldo Almeida

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GEOQUÍMICA DE ELEMENTOS-TRAÇO EM SÓLIDOS EM SUSPENSÃO NO ALTO RIO MADEIRA, RONDÔNIA, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective this work is to evaluate the suspended solids load and the trace elements concentrations in suspended solids (Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb, Fe, Co, Mn and Hg) through principal components analysis (PCA) in the Upper Madeira River and some of its tributaries. The Upper Madeira River presents a natural flow of trace elements except for the Hg, which

J. P. O. Gomes; E. L. Nascimento; W. R. Bastos; J. V. E. Bernardi; L. D. Lacerda

2009-01-01

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VARIAÇÕES NAS CONCENTRAÇÕES DE MERCÚRIO EM SOLOS DA RESERVA GARIMPEIRA DO ALTO RIO MADEIRA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mercury use in the gold mining in the Amazon suffered considerable reduction when compared with the decades of 80 and 90. However, Hg levels in fish, and for consequence, in the local human population, continue to be high. One of the possible mechanisms responsible for these high Hg concentrations in fish and humans is the remobilization of Hg due to

M. D. Almeida; L. D. Lacerda; G. C. Saldanha; W. R. Bastos

2009-01-01

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Stop Disease: Diapering Procedures = Alto a las Enfermedades: Procedimientos para Cambiar Panales.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to prevent the occurrence and spread of disease in California child care programs, this set of laminated procedure pages, in English and Spanish versions, details infant and child care procedures for safe diapering. The document delineates important rules about diapering, gives directions for making a disinfecting solution, and provides…

California Child Care Health Program, Oakland.

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The Poor Survival among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Chiapas, Mexico: The Case of Los Altos Region  

PubMed Central

Objective. To analyse survival in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and factors associated with such survival. Design. Study of a cohort of patients aged over 14 years diagnosed with PTB from January 1, 1998 to July 31, 2005. During 2004–2006 a home visit was made to each patient and, during 2008-2009, they were visited again. During these visits a follow-up interview was administered; when the patient had died, a verbal autopsy was conducted with family members. Statistical analysis consisted of survival tests, Kaplan-Meier log-rank test and Cox regression. Results. Of 305 studied patients, 68 had died due to PTB by the time of the first evaluation, 237 were followed-up for a second evaluation, and 10 of them had died of PTB. According to the Cox regression, age (over 45 years) and treatment duration (under six months) were associated with a poorer survival. When treatment duration was excluded, the association between poorer survival with age persisted, whereas with having been treated via DOTS strategy, was barely significant. Conclusions. In the studied area it is necessary that patients receive a complete treatment scheme, and to give priority to patients aged over 45 years. PMID:22701170

Nájera-Ortiz, J. C.; Sánchez-Pérez, H. J.; Ochoa-Díaz-López, H.; Leal-Fernández, G.; Navarro-Giné, A.

2012-01-01

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Diabetes e transtornos alimentares: Diabetes e transtornos alimentares: Diabetes e transtornos alimentares: Diabetes e transtornos alimentares: Diabetes e transtornos alimentares: uma associação de alto risco uma associação de alto risco uma associação de alto risco uma associação de alto risco uma associação de alto risco Diabetes and eating disorders: a high Diabetes and eating disorders: a high Diabetes and eating disorders: a high Diabetes and eating disorders: a high Diabetes and eating disorders: a high  

Microsoft Academic Search

O diabetes mellitus (DM) é uma doença crônica que cursa com várias complicações clínicas e está entre as maiores causas de morbidade e mortalidade no Brasil. A presença de comorbidades psiquiátricas, principalmente depressão e transtornos alimentares (TA), no paciente diabético, pode interferir no controle metabólico e aumen- tar as complicações da doença. Entre os vários fatores na associação entre o

Alexandre Pinto de Azevedo; Marcelo Papelbaum; Fernanda D'Elia

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QUALIDADE DA ÁGUA DO RIBEIRÃO LA VRINHA NA REGIÃO ALTO RIO GRANDE - MG , BRASIL 1 Water quality on Lavrinha Stream in Alto Rio Grande region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this work was to study the surface water quality behavior, continuously throughout the time, at the headwater watershed of the Grande River, MG. The watershed drains into Grande River area of 687 ha and is enclosed by the Mantiqueira Mountains. The samples were collected at six points in Lavrinha Stream, main tributary of the watershed, from

Daniel Brasil Ferreira Pinto; Antônio Marciano da Silva; Carlos Rogério de Mello; Gilberto Coelho

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UN ESTUDIO SOBRE CONTAMINACIÓN DE ACUÍFEROS ASOCIADA A LAS ACTIVIDADES AGRÍCOLAS - CUENCA DEL ALTO TIETÉ, ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, BRASIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of fertilizers and pesticides results in high residual concentrations of heavy metals in soils, as well as in accumulation of toxic substances in crops and natural water. Arsenic may accumulate in soil through the use of pesticides and application of synthetic fertilizers. The mobility of As in soils depends on several factors including redox potential, soil mineralogy, pH

Valquiria Campos; Raphael Hypolito; Déborah Inês Teixeira Fávaro

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Published by the Centrifuge Instrument Systems Development Center of Beckman Coulter, Inc., Palo Alto, California 94304 ROTORS AND TUBES  

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that are pathogenic, toxic, or radioactive. Such materials should not be used in these rotors, however, unless all procedures and methods to prevent spread of disease. Because spills may generate aerosols, observe proper safety precautions for aerosol containment. Do not run toxic, pathogenic, or radioactive materials

Pawlowski, Wojtek

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77 FR 58203 - AER Energy Resources, Inc.; Alto Group Holdings, Inc.; Bizrocket.Com Inc.; Fox Petroleum, Inc...  

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...International, Inc.; Mike The Pike Productions Inc.; Mobile Star Corp.; SavWatt USA Inc.; Scorpex Inc.; Silver Dragon Resources...operations and the accuracy of its financial statements. 9. Mobile Star Corp. is a Delaware corporation based in California....

2012-09-19

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Soraya de Chadarevian and Nick Hopwood, eds., Models: The Third Dimension of Science (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004),  

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. The display of nature through models is a theme taken up directly in James Secord's essay on the dinosaur and understandable. The tension between realism and communication is masterfully presented in this essay

Dietrich, Michael R.

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Es un mtodo de fabricacin de nanopartculas de tamao y densidad de recubrimiento controlado en ultra alto vaco  

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¿QU� ES?: · Es un método de fabricación de nanopartículas de tamaño y densidad de recubrimiento de deposición se controla la densidad de recubrimiento. 200nm200nm Flujo Ar h 7 nm h 20 nm potencia

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May-SHEE-Ka from Atzlan for Large Orchestra and (SATB) Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Choir  

Microsoft Academic Search

My composition May-SHEE-Ka from Atzlan for orchestra and choir creates a sound world that imagines what some of the sounds might have been like when the Mexica people first arrived on the banks of Lake Texcoco in the early development of the Mesoamerican region. This along with my research of the Mexicas musical and cultural practices provides the context for

Jaime Salvador Reveles

2009-01-01

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Proceedings of Integrated Nanosystems 2003, Palo Alto California, 17-19 September 2003 Atomic Force Microscope Functionality Simulation  

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Microscope Functionality Simulation: Physical and Energetic Analogies Jean-Loup Florens1 , Sylvain Marliere1 and touch the nano-world, we add mixed realities between an AFM and a force feedback device, enriching thus physical and energetic analogies. Firstly, we present a physical model, able to be simulated in real time

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VARIAÇÃO SAZONAL DE ELEMENTOS-TRAÇO ASSOCIADOS AOS SÓLIDOS EM SUSPENSÃO NO ALTO RIO MADEIRA, AMAZÔNIA OCIDENTAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Natural and anthropogenic factors contribute to the increase in suspension sol- ids production in the Madeira River basin, being trace elements the main substances carried in suspension. Among these elements Hg is one representing greater risk to human health. This study on the high Madeira River basin investigate the seasonal variation of suspended matter and associated trace elements in two

R. C. F. Galvão; J. P. O. Gomes; R. Almeida; J. V. E. Bernardi; W. R. Bastos; L. D. Lacerda; Rodovia BR

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FENOMENI DEFORMATIVI E TERMICI CAUSATI DA EFFETTI PORTEVIN - LE CHATELIER IN UN ACCIAIO AUSTENITICO AD ALTO TENORE DI MANGANESE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some high-Mn austenitic steels offer a very favorab le combination of strength and ductility; thus, the y were recently proposed to fabricate structural car body parts. These steels exhibit Portevin - Le Chatelier macroscopic plastic localization phenomen a at room temperature, evidenced on the tensile curves first by isolated stress peaks, correspondin g to the nucleation of deformation bands, which

G. Scavino; C. Di Salvo; P. Matteis; R. Sesana; D. Firrao

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PREPARATION AND IMPLANTATION ALZET OSMOTIC PUMPS (SOP-9) Osmotic pumps manufactured by ALZA Corporation (Palo Alto, CA) are  

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PREPARATION AND IMPLANTATION ALZET OSMOTIC PUMPS (SOP-9) Osmotic pumps manufactured by ALZA or weeks. Pumps are implanted SC or IP for systemic delivery. Drugs can be delivered to the central nervous system (ICV or intraparenchymally), by attaching the delivery port of the pump (implanted SC

Kleinfeld, David

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Published by the Centrifuge Instrument Systems Development Center of Beckman Coulter, Inc., Palo Alto, California 94304 SW 41 Ti ROTOR  

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Published by the Centrifuge Instrument Systems Development Center of Beckman Coulter, Inc., Palo if used in a centrifuge not of Beckman Coulter's manufacture or in a Beckman Coulter ultra- centrifuge or explosive vapors. Do not centrifuge such materials in nor handle or store them near the ultracentrifuge

Pawlowski, Wojtek

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Please submit to: Postdoc Benefits Office 3160 Porter Drive, Suite 250, Palo Alto, CA 94304-8443, Mail Code: 8443  

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-8443, Mail Code: 8443 Fax # (650) 723-7766 Revised: 4/6/2012 Please read the following information regarding for themselves or their family members. The following requirements have been established by the DOS for the type Research, Inc. rating of B+ or above).The Anthem Blue Cross HMO and PPO plans offered by the Office

Kay, Mark A.

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Emergence of New Insect-Restrictive Viruses in the Amazon Region  

PubMed Central

The complete genome was determined for 12 viruses isolated from 8 different pools of mosquitoes (Culex sp. and Psorophora ferox) collected at Brejeira farm, Canaan dos Carajas, Para state in northern Brazil. Eight of the viruses were distantly related to Piura virus, hereafter designated as Brejeira virus; the other 4 were similar to Wallerfield virus. PMID:25792052

Silva, Sandro P.; Carvalho, Valéria L.; Vasconcelos, Janaina M.; Da Silva, Daisy E. A.; Oliveira, Layanna F.; Nunes Neto, Joaquim P.; Rodrigues, Sueli G.; Azevedo, Raimunda S. S.; Monteiro, Hamilton A. O.; Cardoso, Jedson F.; Guzman, Hilda; Tesh, Robert; Vasconcelos, Pedro F. C.; Vianez-Júnior, João L. S. G.; Martins, Lívia C.

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Emergence of new insect-restrictive viruses in the Amazon region.  

PubMed

The complete genome was determined for 12 viruses isolated from 8 different pools of mosquitoes (Culex sp. and Psorophora ferox) collected at Brejeira farm, Canaan dos Carajas, Para state in northern Brazil. Eight of the viruses were distantly related to Piura virus, hereafter designated as Brejeira virus; the other 4 were similar to Wallerfield virus. PMID:25792052

Nunes, Márcio R T; Silva, Sandro P; Carvalho, Valéria L; Vasconcelos, Janaina M; Da Silva, Daisy E A; Oliveira, Layanna F; Nunes Neto, Joaquim P; Rodrigues, Sueli G; Azevedo, Raimunda S S; Monteiro, Hamilton A O; Cardoso, Jedson F; Guzman, Hilda; Tesh, Robert; Vasconcelos, Pedro F C; Vianez-Júnior, João L S G; Martins, Lívia C

2015-01-01

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Did Indians of the Americas Preserve Linguistic Place-names Like Willimantic, CT, Indicating Some Islamic Interactions and Applied Physics Use, Before Columbus?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modern Peruvians document: ``Ñari Huallac is the name of the town in the north of Peru (Piura) where our families come from. The words Ñari Huallac mean Serpent God, [editorial emphasis by underlining script is added], and are some of the few words which remain from the ancient Tallan civilization.'' Tallan seems related to The God, Allah, of Islam, as

Erica Crory; Roger D. Mc Leod

2007-01-01

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Health Outreach Program to Educate (HOPE) Palo Alto Shane Morrison, MS1, Krishnan Subrahmanian, MPhil1, Shah Ali, BA1, and Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH2  

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to this population of patients.4,5 Current strategies to increase health literacy amongst low-income patients through, MPhil1, Shah Ali, BA1, and Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH2 1Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford

Kay, Mark A.

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Root and tuber phytoliths and starch grains document manioc ( Manihot esculenta ) arrowroot ( Maranta arundinacea ) and llerén ( Calathea sp. ) at the real alto site Ecuador  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although roots and tubers are dietary staples in many parts of the world, their use is difficult to document archaeo logically\\u000a because their organic remains are often poorly preserved in archaeological sedi ments. Here we describe the first diagnostic\\u000a phytoliths from the underground storage organs of the important New World agricultural crops manioc or yuca(Manihot esculenta Crantz), arrowroot(Maranta arundinacea L.),

Karol Chandler Ezell; Deborah M. Pearsall; James A. Zeidler

2006-01-01

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ANÁLISIS, DISEÑO DE ELEMENTOS ESTRUCTURALES UTILIZANDO HORMIGÓN DE ALTO DESEMPEÑO (HAD) Y COMPARACIÓN CON ELEMENTOS ESTRUCTURALES DISEÑADOS CON HORMIGONES CONVENCIONALES PARA SOPORTAR LAS MISMAS CONDICIONES DE CARGA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this topic is to apply the acquired knowledge, to realize the analysis, design of structural elements using High Performance Concrete (HPC) and to compare them with structural elements designed with Conventional Concretes to support the same conditions of load. The High Performance Concrete (HPC) is an innovative material, that promises important applications in the industry of special

Cecilia I. Velasco Ochoa; Carlos F. Peña Ochoa; Mario D. Cantos Salazar

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Alto contenido de ácido linoleico conjugado (CLA) en leche y productos derivados al incorporar semillas de girasol a la dieta vacuna. Implicaciones sobre el riesgo trombo\\/aterogénico  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN. Con la finalidad de determinar el perfil de ácidos grasos y la composición química de productos lácteos enriquecidos con ácido linoleico conjugado (CLA) de manera natural, se elaboraron crema, mantequilla y grasa butírica con leche obtenida de vacas que recibieron una dieta control o suplementación con semilla de girasol en un 11.2%. El análisis químico incluyó el perfil de

Eryck R. Silva Hernández; Rosa Guadalupe; Herrera Lee; Takuo Nakano; Lech Ozimek; Iñigo Verdalet Guzmán

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Bolivia. A study of 185 human cases from Alto Beni (La Paz Department). Isolation and isoenzyme characterization of 26 strains of Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis [corrected].  

PubMed

A clinical, serological, parasitological and therapeutic study of cutaneous leishmaniasis was carried out in a low sub-andean area (250-800 metres) of the La Paz Department, Bolivia. A team of seismic prospectors (350 workers) was surveyed for 12 months. Of 200 suspected cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis, 185 were serologically or parasitologically confirmed (incidence 52.8%). Those exposed to the greatest risk of infection were working in a virgin forest environment. Leishmanial organisms were isolated from 26 of the workers, either by in vitro cultivation or inoculation into hamsters. Isoenzyme characterization of the organisms by cellulose acetate electrophoresis showed them to be Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis [corrected]. The results of treatment of 168 patients with a pentavalent antimonial drug are also reported. PMID:3449990

Desjeux, P; Mollinedo, S; Le Pont, F; Paredes, A; Ugarte, G

1987-01-01

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Recommended Academic Plan for BS Degree in Nursing (NURS/GNURS for students at University Park, Altoona, Erie (Behrend), Fayette, Mont Alto and Worthington Scranton)  

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Recommended Academic Plan for BS Degree in Nursing (NURS/GNURS for students at University Park in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics 2 NURS 230 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing 4 NURS 251 Health Assessment 3 Humanities (GH) 3 Elective 2-3 Total Credits: 14-16 Total Credits: 16-17 Semester 5

Lee, Dongwon

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Variation of Indoor Radon Levels in Some Caves of Parque Estadual Turistico do Alto Ribeira (PETAR), SP, Brazil with Ventilation and Rain  

SciTech Connect

In order to assess the radon exposure for the tour guide workers, radon levels in several galleries of the most visited caves of PETAR (High Ribeira River Turistic State Park), were determined by using Makrofol E tracks detectors. A two-years surveillance, from 2003 to 2005, showed radon average levels varying from 153{+-}44 Bq{center_dot}m{sup -3} to 6358{+-}1619 Bq{center_dot}m{sup -3}. Those results showed that the wide variation between the minimum and maximum concentrations values are strongly related with cave ventilation. In order to establish other factors contributing to this variation, beside the well known temperature effect, rain data over the entire period were also considered, showing that, apparently, radon concentrations inside the caves rise with drought.

Alberigi, Simone; Pecequilo, Brigitte Roxana Soreanu [Institutu de Pesquisas Energetical e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP) Av. Professor Lineu Prestes 2242 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2008-08-07

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National Council on Schoolhouse Construction, (43rd Annual Meeting, Palo Alto, California, October 3-6, 1966). Schools-Planned for the Community.  

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A compilation of reports given at the forty-third annual meeting of the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction includes--(1) "To Build--Past, Present and Future Tense", a view of school construction perspectives in terms of present and future educational needs, (2) "Implicatio"s of Present and Projected Federal Programs for School…

Widdall, Kenneth R., Ed.

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[Diagnosis of the final disposal of urban solid wastes in the region of the Association of the Cities at Alto Irani (AMAI), Santa Catarina State].  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to carry out diagnosis about the destination given to the urban solid wastes in AMAI-SC region, which has fourteen cities. It was applied questionnaires to the city halls, and visits to map active and inactive dumps, controlled and sanitary landfill. It was investigated: the existence of fences, monitoring and collecting of gas and leachate, if they were next to the superficial waters, the presence of animals or collectors. It was considered, also, the distance of houses and/or urban mass and information about selective collection. It was found twenty and seven inactive dumps, where eighteen had received treatment. It was detected precariousness in remediation of all inactive dumps, because a single covering with land is not enough, therefore the material put there, keeps polluting through the production of lard and methane gas. Nowadays, all AMAI cities put their urban solid wastes in sanitary landfill found in Xanxerê and Xaxim. Among the fourteen cities, only one has selective collection, and in a precarious way, what reduces the useful life time of landfill, beyond being harmful to the environment. It is collected 54.15 tons/day of wastes, which sums 0.610 g/hab.day of waste, costing R$ 1.78 to the public coffers monthly. PMID:20069187

França, Rosiléa Garcia; Ruaro, Edina Cristina Rodrigues

2009-01-01

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Published by the Centrifuge Instrument Systems Development Center of Beckman Coulter, Inc., Palo Alto, California 94304 SW 28.1 ROTORS  

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Published by the Centrifuge Instrument Systems Development Center of Beckman Coulter, Inc., Palo if used in a centrifuge not of Beckman Coulter's manufacture or in a Beckman Coulter ultracentrifuge are not designed for use with materials capable of developing flammable or explosive vapors. Do not centrifuge

Pawlowski, Wojtek

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Análise preliminar da dinâmica de implantação de pivôs de irrigação central, de 1985- 2005 na bacia hidrográfica do Alto rio das Mortes - MT, Brasil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Present study aims the assessment of the spatio-temporal dynamics of the implantation of center pivot irrigations between 1985-2005 in the upper Rio das Mortes watershed, Mato Grosso state, in order to subsidy decision making in environmental licensing and water resource management. For the mapping, a total of 23 images from the Landsat 5 (E)TM (1985; 1990; 1995 e 2000, scenes

Suzy Mara Klemp

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How does sediment mixing affect 10Be concentrations in alluvial sediments? A case study from a small catchment of the Alps, Zielbach, Alto Adige, Italy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Basin-wide erosion rates can be determined through the analysis of in situ-produced cosmogenic nuclides based on the idea that samples taken at the outlet of a catchment are representative of the entire upstream basin. However, this is only true when a certain number of assumptions are verified. Among the most important assumptions is that denudation rates are uniform through space and time; i.e. the catchment is in cosmogenic steady-state. If this is the case, then the in-going nuclide flux through production is equal to the out-going flux through decay and erosion, and the system is in isotopic equilibrium. When this condition is not matched, the calculation of basin-wide erosion rates through cosmogenic nuclides is subject to the well-mixing conditions of the alluvial sediment in the rivers. Here, we bring a new contribution towards the understanding of sediment mixing effects on in-situ cosmogenic nuclide concentrations in alluvial sediment. We proceed by following the methodology proposed by Binnie et al. (2006), and present the results from a sediment mixing model for a small (~42 km2) catchment in the Alps. The model results show the importance of the sampling location and of the catchment's size to have reliable erosion rates. However, the models also highlight the importance of knowing the sediment transfer mechanisms and the processes magnitude. When the transport of sediment mainly occurs through soil creep and shallow landslides, high concentration material is supplied into the fluvial system, increasing the 10Be concentration in the alluvial sediment. Likewise, the high-frequency of mass-wasting processes or the occurrence of sporadic but large-magnitude events, allow the supply of low-concentration sediment that result in a lower cosmogenic nuclide signal in the channels., A strong bias arises for the calculation of basin-wide erosion rates if mass-wasting processes dominate the mechanisms of sediment transfer in the catchment. In this situation the use of cosmogenic nuclides signal results in an over- or underestimation of the erosion rates. Therefore, our results suggest that when using cosmogenic nuclides, the achievement of mixing conditions in alluvial sediment is of primary importance for the correct estimation of the erosion rates and that this latter has to be accurately interpreted when the mixing conditions are unknown or not achieved.

Savi, S.; Norton, K.; Schlunegger, F.; Picotti, V.; Brardinoni, F.; Akçar, N.; Kubik, P. W.

2012-04-01

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Quasi 3D modeling of water flow and solute transport in vadose zone and groundwater  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The complexity of subsurface flow systems calls for a variety of concepts leading to the multiplicity of simplified flow models. One commonly used simplification is based on the assumption that lateral flow and transport in unsaturated zone is insignificant unless the capillary fringe is involved. In such cases the flow and transport in the unsaturated zone above groundwater level can be simulated as a 1D phenomenon, whereas through groundwater they are viewed as 2D or 3D phenomena. A new approach for a numerical scheme for 3D variably saturated flow and transport is presented. A Quasi-3D approach allows representing flow in the 'vadose zone - aquifer' system by a series of 1D Richards' equations solved in variably-saturated zone and by 3D-saturated flow equation in groundwater (modified MODFLOW code). The 1D and 3D equations are coupled at the phreatic surface in a way that aquifer replenishment is calculated using the Richards' equation, and solving for the moving water table does not require definition of the specific yield parameter. The 3D advection-dispersion equation is solved in the entire domain by the MT3D code. Using implicit finite differences approximation to couple processes in the vadose zone and groundwater provides mass conservation and increase of computational efficiency. The above model was applied to simulate the impact of irrigation on groundwater salinity in the Alto Piura aquifer (Northern Peru). Studies on changing groundwater quality in arid and semi-arid lands show that irrigation return flow is one of the major factors contributing to aquifer salinization. Existing mathematical models do not account explicitly for the solute recycling during irrigation on a daily scale. Recycling occurs throughout the unsaturated and saturated zones, as function of the solute mass extracted from pumping wells. Salt concentration in irrigation water is calculated at each time step as a function of concentration of both surface water and groundwater extracted at specific locations. Three scenarios were considered: (i) use of furrow irrigation and groundwater extraction (the present situation); (ii) increase of groundwater pumping by 50% compared to the first scenario; and (iii) transition from furrow irrigation to drip irrigation, thus decreasing irrigation volume by around 60% compared to the first scenario. Results indicate that in different irrigation areas, the simulated increase rates of total dissolved solids in groundwater vary from 3 to17 mg/L/ year, depending on hydrogeological and hydrochemical conditions, volumes of water extracted, and proportion between surface water and groundwater applied. The transition from furrow irrigation to drip irrigation can decrease the negative impact of return flow on groundwater quality; however drip irrigation causes faster simulated soil salinization compared to furrow irrigation. The quasi 3D modeling appeared to be efficient in elucidating solute recycling effects on soil and groundwater salinity.

Yakirevich, A.; Kuznetsov, M.; Weisbrod, N.; Pachepsky, Y. A.

2013-12-01

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Supported by the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Fund and the generous donations of friends of the SSU Computer Science Department JAN.30 Henry Neugass, Embedded Systems Consultant (Emeritus), Palo Alto, CA  

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Dixon, CSU Chico, CA POWER-BASED MALICIOUS CODE DETECTION ON SMARTPHONES In recent years there has been a growing number of viruses, rootkits, and malware designed to gain access to system resources and information stored on smartphones. Most current approaches for detecting this malicious code have detrimental

Ravikumar, B.

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Professional Preparation in Athletic Training. Proceedings of the Professional Preparation Conferences: National Athletic Trainers Association (Nashville, Tennessee, January 7-9, 1979 and January 4-6, 1980) and (Palo Alto, California, February 15-17, 1980).  

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Presented in this publication are papers given at three conferences coordinated and conducted by the National Association of Athletic Trainers Professional Education Committee. The authors are nationally known athletic trainers, physicians, and other sports medicine professionals. The papers are grouped into four major categories representing…

Bell, Gerald W., Ed.; And Others

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Near-field receiving water monitoring of trace metals and a benthic community near the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant in South San Francisco Bay, California-2010  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Analyses of the benthic community structure of a mudflat in South San Francisco Bay over a 37-year period show that changes in the community have occurred concurrent with reduced concentrations of metals in the sediment and in the tissues of the biosentinel clam, M. petalum, from the same area. Analysis of the M. petalum community shows increases in reproductive activity concurrent with the decline in metal concentrations in the tissues of this organism. Reproductive activity is presently stable (2010), with almost all animals initiating reproduction in the fall and spawning the following spring of most years. The community has shifted from being dominated by several opportunistic species to a community where the species are more similar in abundance, a pattern that indicates a more stable community that is subjected to fewer stressors. In addition, two of the opportunistic species (Ampelisca abdita and Streblospio benedicti) that brood their young and live on the surface of the sediment in tubes have shown a continual decline in dominance coincident with the decline in metals; both species had short-lived rebounds in abundance in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Heteromastus filiformis (a subsurface polychaete worm that lives in the sediment, consumes sediment and organic particles residing in the

Dyke, Jessica L.; Parchaso, Francis; Thompson, Janet K.; Cain, Daniel J.; Luoma, Samuel N.; Hornberger, Michelle I.

2011-01-01

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Tratamiento de lesiones con alto riesgo de reestenosis. Estudio comparativo en 300 pacientes del stent liberador de rapamicina, el stent con polímero liberador de paclitaxel y el stent convencional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction and objectivesRapamycin- and taxoleluting stents have been shown to reduce restenosis, but there are no large-scale studies of their usefulness in lesions with a high risk of restenosis, or of the relative merits of the two devices. This prospective study compared their safety and efficacy in lesions with a high risk of restenosis.

José M. de La Torre Hernández; Fermín Sainz Laso; Cristina Ruisánchez; Javier Zueco; Álvaro Figueroa; Thierry Colman

2005-01-01

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Kay, Mark A.

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Tucson Phoenix San Francisco San Diego Los Angeles Joshua Tree Pinos Altos Portland Washington, DC P.O. Box 549 Joshua Tree, CA 92252 760-366-2232 www.biologcaldiversity.org  

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Wechsler, Risa H.

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Wind profiler dedicated in Indonesia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A dedication ceremony was recently held in Biak, Indonesia, to commemorate the opening of the Biak VHF wind profiler. The wind profiler, which operates at 50 MHz, was constructed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aeronomy Laboratory in cooperation with the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN). The Biak facility completes the NOAA'Colorado University trans-Pacific wind-profiler network. Other stations in the network, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, are Piura, Peru; Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; and Christmas Island in Kirabati. The Christmas Island facility is supported by NOAA's Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Program Project Office.

Gage, Ken

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Teaching internationally: Texas A&M professor travels the world teaching water resources engineering  

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and government agencies in Spain, Portugal, Finland, Morocco, Brazil, and Peru. Although he tailors each course to the needs of the audience, Olivera said all the courses involve his research of using GIS to study such topics as quantifying the effects... of insufficient funds, 25 years later the school invited him to teach there. ?Teaching at CEDEX was a very rewarding experience,? he said. In fall 2007, he traveled to South America to teach courses in Brazil and Peru. The course in Piura, Peru, was a one...

Wythe, Kathy

2008-01-01

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874 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, VOL. 8, NO. 6, JUNE 1999 [5] G. Caso and C.-C. J. Kuo, "New results for fractal/wavelet image com-  

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Konstantinos Konstantinides, Vasudev Bhaskaran, and Giordano Beretta Abstract-- We present a new technique Alto Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA. G. Beretta is with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto

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Genetic Characterization of Goutanap Virus, a Novel Virus Related to Negeviruses, Cileviruses and Higreviruses  

PubMed Central

Pools of mosquitoes collected in Côte d’Ivoire and Mexico were tested for cytopathic effects on the mosquito cell line C6/36. Seven pools induced strong cytopathic effects after one to five days post infection and were further investigated by deep sequencing. The genomes of six virus isolates from Côte d’Ivoire showed pairwise nucleotide identities of ~99% among each other and of 56%–60% to Dezidougou virus and Wallerfield virus, two insect-specific viruses belonging to the proposed new taxon Negevirus. The novel virus was tentatively named Goutanap virus. The isolate derived from the Mexican mosquitoes showed 95% pairwise identity to Piura virus and was suggested to be a strain of Piura virus, named C6.7-MX-2008. Phylogenetic inferences based on a concatenated alignment of the methyltransferase, helicase, and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase domains showed that the new taxon Negevirus formed two monophyletic clades, named Nelorpivirus and Sandewavirus after the viruses grouping in these clades. Branch lengths separating these clades were equivalent to those of the related genera Cilevirus, Higrevirus and Blunervirus, as well as to those within the family Virgaviridae. Genetic distances and phylogenetic analyses suggest that Nelorpivirus and Sandewavirus might form taxonomic groups on genus level that may define alone or together with Cilevirus, Higrevirus and Blunervirus a viral family. PMID:25398046

Kallies, René; Kopp, Anne; Zirkel, Florian; Estrada, Alejandro; Gillespie, Thomas R.; Drosten, Christian; Junglen, Sandra

2014-01-01

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Genetic characterization of goutanap virus, a novel virus related to negeviruses, cileviruses and higreviruses.  

PubMed

Pools of mosquitoes collected in Côte d'Ivoire and Mexico were tested for cytopathic effects on the mosquito cell line C6/36. Seven pools induced strong cytopathic effects after one to five days post infection and were further investigated by deep sequencing. The genomes of six virus isolates from Côte d'Ivoire showed pairwise nucleotide identities of ~99% among each other and of 56%-60% to Dezidougou virus and Wallerfield virus, two insect-specific viruses belonging to the proposed new taxon Negevirus. The novel virus was tentatively named Goutanap virus. The isolate derived from the Mexican mosquitoes showed 95% pairwise identity to Piura virus and was suggested to be a strain of Piura virus, named C6.7-MX-2008. Phylogenetic inferences based on a concatenated alignment of the methyltransferase, helicase, and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase domains showed that the new taxon Negevirus formed two monophyletic clades, named Nelorpivirus and Sandewavirus after the viruses grouping in these clades. Branch lengths separating these clades were equivalent to those of the related genera Cilevirus, Higrevirus and Blunervirus, as well as to those within the family Virgaviridae. Genetic distances and phylogenetic analyses suggest that Nelorpivirus and Sandewavirus might form taxonomic groups on genus level that may define alone or together with Cilevirus, Higrevirus and Blunervirus a viral family. PMID:25398046

Kallies, René; Kopp, Anne; Zirkel, Florian; Estrada, Alejandro; Gillespie, Thomas R; Drosten, Christian; Junglen, Sandra

2014-11-01

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Sell or not to sell - a pastoralist's dilemma: a lesson from the slaughterhouse  

SciTech Connect

Marketing strategies employed by herders in Piura, a coastal region in northern Peru, are discussed in conjunction with ecological and economic factors. Data from regional slaughterhouses' help in analyzing decisions concerning livestock offtakes and in understanding the rationale behind them. Piura is characterized by sharp weather changes, amplified by the El Nino phenomenon. The variations in precipitation and forage availability strongly affect production, structure, and dynamics of the herds and are therefore a significant component in determining the actual marketing decision strategy. Pure herders adopt an insurance strategy emphasizing a build-up of herds during abundant years in order to compensate for considerable losses caused by frequent droughts. The use of stubble and concentrated feed in coping with droughts is restricted by economic and social factors. Agropastoralists are affected not only by ecological factors but also by labor availability, agricultural cash requirements, and household needs. As a result, these goat keepers practice a capital-manipulation strategy in which goats and kids are used as a form of capital. The paper provides an empirical representation of these two marketing strategies based on slaughterhouses' records and a complementary field survey.

Perevolotsky, A.

1986-09-01

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Community Academic Profile Stephen Ezeji-Okoye, MD  

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Stanford Hospital 4/2000 ­ 1/2001 Acting Chief of Staff Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo ACOS for Ambulatory Care Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 1997 - 2008 Deputy Chief of Staff, San Jose and Monterey Clinics Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo

Ford, James

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A Comparison of VHF Wind Profiler Observations and the NCEP-NCAR Reanalysis over the Tropical Pacific.  

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VHF wind profiler measurements of zonal and meridional winds are compared with the NCEP-NCAR reanalysis at sites in the tropical Pacific. By December 1999 the profilers at Darwin, Australia, and Biak, Indonesia, in the western Pacific; Christmas Island, Kiribati, in the central Pacific; and Piura Peru, in the eastern Pacific had collected between 8 and 13 yr of nearly continuous data. While these profilers routinely observe winds up to about 20 km, only winds at Christmas Island are assimilated into the reanalysis. The long period of profiler operation provides an opportunity to study differences between the profiler and reanalysis winds in the equatorial Pacific, a region with geographically sparse observations. Mean and seasonal mean zonal and meridional winds are used to identify differences in the profiler and reanalysis winds. Two potential causes for the discrepancy between profiler and reanalysis winds are identified. The first of these is related to different spatial and temporal characteristics of the reanalysis and profiler data. The second cause is the geographical sparseness of rawinsonde data, and not assimilating wind profiler observations. The closest agreement between the mean and seasonal mean zonal winds was found at Christmas Island, a site at which profiler winds are assimilated. A good agreement between reanalysis and profiler meridional and zonal winds is also shown at Darwin, where nearby rawinsonde observations are available. The poorest agreement was found at Piura (where profiler winds are not assimilated), the closest rawinsonde is almost 2000 km from the profiler site, and topography is not adequately resolved in the reanalysis.

Schafer, Robert; Avery, Susan K.; Gage, Kenneth S.

2003-07-01

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CMNE/CILAMCE 2007 Porto, 13 a 15 de Junho, 2007  

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FINITOS DE ALTO ORDEN BASADO EN UNA APROXIMACI´ON DE M´INIMOS CUADRADOS M´OVILES PARA LA RESOLUCI´ON DE, Esquemas de Alto Orden, M´inimos Cuadrados M´oviles, Mallas no Estructuradas, M´etodo de Vol´umenes Finitos aproximaciones de m´inimos cuadrados m´oviles (MLS), en el contexto de m´etodos de vol´umenes finitos de alto

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Complex Flow and Composition Path in CO2 Injection Schemes from Density Effects  

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Nasrabadi,*, and Abbas Firoozabadi*,,§ Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Post Office Box 23874, Doha, Qatar Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI), Palo Alto, California 94301

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doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1809.2011.00673.x Efficient Genomewide Selection of PCA-Correlated  

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, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA 4 Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus. Corresponding author: Peristera Paschou, Department of Molec- ular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University

Paschou, Peristera

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Southern Oscillation Signal in South American Palaeoclimatic Data of the Last 7000 Years  

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During strong El Niño events, rainfall anomalies and changes in wind patterns are observed in different regions of South America. Along the central Brazilian coast, during the 1983 El Niño year, the frontal systems were blocked to the south, provoking a reversal of the longshore sand transport. Long-duration reversals of longshore transport were also recorded in Holocene beach-ridge terraces from the Rio Doce coastal plain. This led to the formulation of a model relating these reversals of longshore transport to El Niño-like conditions. El Niño-like conditions are past average climate situations that generate the same perturbations as the strong El Niño events observed during the last decade. They are likely to correspond to the long-duration low phase of the Southern Oscillation. To confirm this hypothesis we compared the Holocene beach-ridge record with other palaeoenvironmental records from regions where strong El Niño events would have a substancial signal as well: (1) water-level fluctuations of Lake Titicaca, (2) a pollen and sediment record in an eastern Amazonian lake, (3) changes of the Rio Xingu discharge in eastern Amazonia, and (4) variations of sand supply at the Rio Piura and Rio Chira outlets in the Sechura Desert. The occurrences of El Niño-like conditions were numerous before 3900-3600 yr B.P., absent between 39003600 and 2800-2500 yr B.P., and infrequent after 2800-2500 yr B.P.

Martin, Louis; Fournier, Marc; Mourguiart, Philippe; Sifeddine, Abdelfatah; Turcq, Bruno; Flexor, Jean-Marie; Absy, Maria Lucia

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Traditional medicinal plant use in Northern Peru: tracking two thousand years of healing culture  

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This paper examines the traditional use of medicinal plants in Northern Peru, with special focus on the Departments of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca, and San Martin. Northern Peru represents the center of the old Central Andean "Health Axis," stretching from Ecuador to Bolivia. The roots of traditional healing practices in this region go at least as far back as the Moche period (AC 100–800). Although about 50% of the plants in use reported in the colonial period have disappeared from the popular pharmacopoeia, the plant knowledge of the population is much more extensive than in other parts of the Andean region. 510 plant species used for medicinal purposes were collected, identified and their vernacular names, traditional uses and applications recorded. The families best represented were Asteraceae with 69 species, Fabaceae (35), Lamiaceae (25), and Solanaceae (21). Euphorbiaceae had twelve species, and Apiaceae and Poaceae 11 species. The highest number of species was used for the treatment of "magical/ritual" ailments (207 species), followed by respiratory disorders (95), problems of the urinary tract (85), infections of female organs (66), liver ailments (61), inflammations (59), stomach problems (51) and rheumatism (45). Most of the plants used (83%) were native to Peru. Fresh plants, often collected wild, were used in two thirds of all cases, and the most common applications included the ingestion of herb decoctions or the application of plant material as poultices. PMID:17090303

Bussmann, Rainer W; Sharon, Douglas

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Did Indians of the Americas Preserve Linguistic Place-names Like Willimantic, CT, Indicating Some Islamic Interactions and Applied Physics Use, Before Columbus?  

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Modern Peruvians document: ``Ñari Huallac is the name of the town in the north of Peru (Piura) where our families come from. The words Ñari Huallac mean Serpent God, [editorial emphasis by underlining script is added], and are some of the few words which remain from the ancient Tallan civilization.'' Tallan seems related to The God, Allah, of Islam, as are Alaska, Allagash, Illinois, Willimantic, CT, and, in Maine, Metallak, Mollocket and Millinocket, Allahpatah, of Florida, and Allegheny of Pennsylvania. With this significance lies the partially concealed evidence that all three monotheistic faiths, during the times indicated by the language, understood there was a fundamental connection between The God, and what we would call today the electromagnetic field, EMF, of Mother Earth. Metallak: Doctor (at) The God (Spirit-signal, EMF), an ecclesiastical title, like Willimantic, The God Spirit-signal (where there is a) doctor. Alaska: The God Jesus Christ Spirit-signal (EMF). Millinocket: Adherent of The God monk Cathar, provides a reference date of about 1250 A.D. Illinois: The God Spirit-signal (EMF-detecting) monk. Mollocket asserted ownership of western Maine, until 1816. What did she know of importance from her war-hostage days in Boston?

Crory, Erica; Mc Leod, Roger D.

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Periodic and quiescent solar activity effects in the low ionosphere, using SAVNET data  

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Important results have been acquired using the measurements of VLF amplitude and phase signals from the South America VLF Network (SAVNET) stations. This network is an international project coordinated by CRAAM, Brazil in cooperation with Peru and Argentina. It started operating in April 2006, and now counts on eight stations (Atibaia, Palmas, Santa Maria and Estaça~o Antártica Comandante Ferraz in Brazil; Piura, Punta-Lobos and Ica, in Peru; CASLEO, in Argentina). Researches, through the last decades, have demonstrated the versatility of the VLF technique for many scientific and technological purposes. In this work, we summarize some recent results using SAVNET data base. We have obtained daily maximum diurnal amplitude time series that exhibited behavior patterns in different time scales: 1) 1ong term variations indicating the solar activity level control of the low ionosphere; 2) characteristic periods of alternated slow and fast variations, the former being related to solar illumination conditions, and the latter that have been associated with the winter anomaly at high latitudes; 3) 27-days period related to the solar rotation and consequently associated to the solar Lyman-? radiation flux variations, reinforcing earlier theories about the importance of this spectral line for the D-region formation. Finally, we conclude presenting preliminary results of simulation using LWPC, which showed very good agreement at times of observed modal amplitude minima for a given VLF propagation path.

Bertoni, F. C. P.; Raulin, J.-P.; Gavilan, H. R.; Kaufmann, P.; Raymundo, T. E.

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Tissue Classification with Gene Expression Profiles Amir Ben-Dor  

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Deer Creek Road, MS 25U-5 Palo Alto, CA 94304 and The University of Washington, Seattle amirbd@cs.washington.edu Laurakay Bruhn Agilent Laboratories 3500 Deer Creek Road, MS 25U-7 Palo Alto, CA 94304 laurakay bruhn range. 1 Introduction The process by which the approximately 100,000 genes encoded by the human genome

Friedman, Nir

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This is MoFo. Scientific/Technical Patent Analysts/Agents  

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This is MoFo. Scientific/Technical Patent Analysts/Agents (Los Angeles, CA; McLean, VA; Palo Alto level patent analysts/agents for our Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Diego and San Francisco offices of business strategies. Patent analysts/agents participate in domestic and foreign patent prosecution

Straight, Aaron

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COLOR PALETTE SELECTION TOOLS Giordano Bruno Beretta  

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COLOR PALETTE SELECTION TOOLS Giordano Bruno Beretta Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center Palo Alto, California, USA In the past, colors were picked by specifying numbers from a printed chart or adjusting a color patch by manipulating buttons, sliders, or knobs which control video signals [8]. Self

Beretta, Giordano

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Server-Side Detection of Malware Infection Markus Jakobsson  

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Server-Side Detection of Malware Infection Markus Jakobsson Palo Alto Research Center Palo Alto, CA We review the intertwined problems of malware and online fraud, and argue that the fact that service, which future malware will target heavily, but whose power and bandwidth limitations result in poor

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~ University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Computer Science  

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Octagon St. Los Angeles, CA 90049 Randall H. Trigg Intelligent Systems Laboratory Xerox Palo Alto Research. Little, Inc. Artificial Intelligence Section, Bldg. 35 Acron Park Cambridge, MA 02140 Walter Kintsch Octagon St. Los Angeles, CA 90049 Randall H. Trigg Intelligent Systems Laboratory Xerox Palo Alto Research

Fischer, Gerhard

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A Retrospective on the Dorado, A High-Performance Personal Computer  

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In late 1975, members of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center embarked on the specification of a high-performance successor to the Alto personal minicomputer, in use since 1973. After four years, the resulting machine, called the Dorado, was in use within the research community at PARC. This paper begins with an overview of the design goals, architecture, and implementation of

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Elements of the performance style of Kenny Garrett  

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Kenny Garrett is recognized as one of the leading jazz alto saxophonists of the 1990's. Winner of the alto saxophone category of the Down Beat Readers Poll from 1996--1999, he has performed as a sideman with some of the major artists in the history of jazz. As a leader or a sideman he has performed on over 100 recordings. Other

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Analisi termica per la valutazione del danno negli acciai  

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RIASSUNTO. Sulla base di una metodologia consolidata, proposta in (26), per la definizione dell'intera curva di fatica di acciai mediante analisi termografica viene indicata una procedura per la valutazione del danno. Partendo dall'osservazione di base che ogni componente caricato dinamicamente, al di sopra del proprio limite di fatica, mostra un aumento di temperatura tanto più alto quanto più alto è

Antonino Risitano; Giacomo Risitano

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A simulation analysis of the combined effects of muscle strength and surgical tensioning on lateral pinch force following brachioradialis  

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, Chicago, IL, USA c VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA d Department of Biomedical t i c l e i n f o Article history: Accepted 2 November 2010 Keywords: Biomechanical modeling such as muscle moment arms, muscle force-generating capacity, and the maximum iso- metric moment

Ottino, Julio M.

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Legal protection of the night sky in Andalusia (Western Europe)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Andalusia (Spain) houses several astronomical observatories, among them the main observational facility in continental Europe: Calar Alto Observatory. In recent years, the regional government of Andalusia has been setting up a regulation to protect the natural conditions of darkness at night all over the region. This regulation includes several outstanding features and poses specific rules to protect the influence area of Calar Alto Observatory.

Enríquez, David Galadí; Ranea-Palma, Ángela

2015-03-01

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Laying Out and Visualizing Large Trees Using a Hyperbolic Space John Lamping and Ramana Rao  

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Laying Out and Visualizing Large Trees Using a Hyperbolic Space John Lamping and Ramana Rao Trees Using a Hyperbolic Space John Lamping and Ramana Rao Xerox Palo Alto Research Center 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 lamping,rao @parc.xerox.com ABSTRACT We present a new focus

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Hydrogen in compound semiconductors M. D. McCluskeya)  

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Hydrogen in compound semiconductors M. D. McCluskeya) and N. M. Johnson Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, California 94304 Received 9 October 1998; accepted 18 December 1998 Hydrogen can consequence of hydrogenation is the passivation of dopant impurities, which leads to a decrease

McCluskey, Matthew

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 28, NO. 3, JUNE 2000 713 Development and Testing of a High-Average Power,  

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) of fusion plasmas [3], industrial processing of ceramics [4], and dynamic nuclear polarization Industries, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA. K. T. Nyugen is with the Vacuum Electronics Branch, Electronics Science. Jory are with the Microwave Power Products Division, Communications and Power Industries, Palo Alto, CA

Hassam, Adil

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Estimating the daytime Equatorial Ionization Anomaly strength from electric field proxies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA) is a significant feature of the low-latitude ionosphere. During daytime, the eastward electric field drives a vertical plasma fountain at the magnetic equator creating the EIA. Since the eastward electric field is also the driving force for the Equatorial Electrojet (EEJ), the latter is positively correlated with the EIA strength. We investigate the correlation between the zonal electric field and the EIA in the Peruvian sector and compare the results with correlations of the EEJ versus EIA strength. Analyzing 5 years of Challenging Minisatellite Payload (CHAMP) electron density measurements, plasma drift readings from the Jicamarca Unattended Long-term Investigations of the Ionosphere and Atmosphere (JULIA) radar, and magnetic field observations at Huancayo and Piura, we find the EEJ strength and the zonal electric field to be suitable proxies for the EIA intensity. Both analyses reveal high correlation coefficients of cc > 0.8. A typical response time of the EIA to variations in the zonal electric field is ˜1-2 h, and it is ˜2-4 h after EEJ strength variations. Quantitative expressions are provided, which directly relate the EIA parameters to both proxies. From these relations, we infer that an EIA develops also during weak Counter Electrojets (CEJs), but no EIA forms when the vertical plasma drift is zero. For positive EEJ magnetic signatures to form, a minimum eastward electric field of 0.2 mV/m is required on average. The above-mentioned delay between EIA and EEJ variations of ˜3 h is further confirmed by the investigation of the EIA response to transitions from CEJ to EEJ, e.g., during late morning hours.

Stolle, C.; Manoj, C.; Lühr, H.; Maus, S.; Alken, P.

2008-09-01

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Parental Acceptance of HPV Vaccine in Peru: A Decision Framework  

PubMed Central

Objective and Method Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer affecting women worldwide and it is an important cause of death, especially in developing countries. Cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and can be prevented by HPV vaccine. The challenge is to expand vaccine availability to countries where it is most needed. In 2008 Peru’s Ministry of Health implemented a demonstration project involving 5th grade girls in primary schools in the Piura region. We designed and conducted a qualitative study of the decision-making process among parents of girls, and developed a conceptual model describing the process of HPV vaccine acceptance. Results We found a nonlinear HPV decision-making process that evolved over time. Initially, the vaccine’s newness, the requirement of written consent, and provision of information were important. If information was sufficient and provided by credible sources, many parents accepted the vaccine. Later, after obtaining additional information from teachers, health personnel, and other trusted sources, more parents accepted vaccination. An understanding of the issues surrounding the vaccine developed, parents overcome fears and rumors, and engaged in family negotiations–including hearing the girl’s voice in the decision-making process. The concept of prevention (cancer as danger, future health, and trust in vaccines) combined with pragmatic factors (no cost, available at school) and the credibility of the offer (information in the media, recommendation of respected authority figure) were central to motivations that led parents to decide to vaccinate their daughters. A lack of confidence in the health system was the primary inhibitor of vaccine acceptance. Conclusions Health personnel and teachers are credible sources of information and can provide important support to HPV vaccination campaigns. PMID:23144719

Bartolini, Rosario M.; Winkler, Jennifer L.; Penny, Mary E.; LaMontagne, D. Scott

2012-01-01

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El Niño-Southern Oscillation-based index insurance for floods: Statistical risk analyses and application to Peru  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Index insurance has recently been advocated as a useful risk transfer tool for disaster management situations where rapid fiscal relief is desirable and where estimating insured losses may be difficult, time consuming, or subject to manipulation and falsification. For climate-related hazards, a rainfall or temperature index may be proposed. However, rainfall may be highly spatially variable relative to the gauge network, and in many locations, data are inadequate to develop an index because of short time series and the spatial dispersion of stations. In such cases, it may be helpful to consider a climate proxy index as a regional rainfall index. This is particularly useful if a long record is available for the climate index through an independent source and it is well correlated with the regional rainfall hazard. Here El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) related climate indices are explored for use as a proxy to extreme rainfall in one of the districts of Peru, Piura. The ENSO index insurance product may be purchased by banks or microfinance institutions to aid agricultural damage relief in Peru. Crop losses in the region are highly correlated with floods but are difficult to assess directly. Beyond agriculture, many other sectors suffer as well. Basic infrastructure is destroyed during the most severe events. This disrupts trade for many microenterprises. The reliability and quality of the local rainfall data are variable. Averaging the financial risk across the region is desirable. Some issues with the implementation of the proxy ENSO index are identified and discussed. Specifically, we explore (1) the reliability of the index at different levels of probability of exceedance of maximum seasonal rainfall, (2) the effect of sampling uncertainties and the strength of the proxy's association to local outcome, (3) the potential for clustering of payoffs, (4) the potential that the index could be predicted with some lead time prior to the flood season, and (5) evidence for climate change or nonstationarity in the flood exceedance probability from the long ENSO record.

Khalil, Abedalrazq F.; Kwon, Hyun-Han; Lall, Upmanu; Miranda, Mario J.; Skees, Jerry

2007-10-01

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The isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris from environmental sources from Peru.  

PubMed

Balamuthia mandrillaris is an opportunistic free-living amoeba that has been reported to cause skin lesions and the fatal Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis (BAE) in humans and other animals. Currently, around 200 human BAE cases have been reported worldwide, although this number is considered to be underestimated. The highest number of BAE cases has been reported in the American continent, mainly in the southwest of the USA. Peru seems to be another hotspot for BAE with around 55 human cases having been identified, usually involving cutaneous infection, especially lesions in the central face area. The isolation of Balamuthia from environmental sources has been reported on only three prior occasions, twice from Californian soils and once from dust in Iran and so it seems that this amoeba is relatively rarely encountered in samples from the environment. We investigated that possibility of finding the amoebae in soil samples from different regions where clinical cases have been reported in Peru. Twenty-one samples were cultured in non-nutrient agar plates and were checked for the presence of B. mandrillaris-like trophozoites and/or cysts. Those samples that were positive for these amoebae by microscopic criteria were then confirmed by PCR amplification and DNA sequencing of the mitochondrial 16S rDNA gene of B. mandrillaris. We have detected the presence of B. mandrillaris in four samples collected in the regions of Piura (3) and Lima (1) where infection cases have been previously reported. We hypothesize that B. mandrillaris is present in Peru in soil and dust which therefore constitutes a source of the infection for the BAE cases previously reported in this country. Further studies should be carried out in the area to confirm the generality of this finding. PMID:24781021

Cabello-Vílchez, Alfonso Martín; Reyes-Batlle, María; Montalbán-Sandoval, Esmelda; Martín-Navarro, Carmen Ma; López-Arencibia, Atteneri; Elias-Letts, Rafaela; Guerra, Humberto; Gotuzzo, Eduardo; Martínez-Carretero, Enrique; Piñero, José E; Maciver, Sutherland K; Valladares, Basilio; Lorenzo-Morales, Jacob

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REVERSE ENGINEERING OF METABOLIC PATHWAYS FROM OBSERVED DATA USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING  

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REVERSE ENGINEERING OF METABOLIC PATHWAYS FROM OBSERVED DATA USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING John R. Koza Biomedical Informatics, Department of Medicine Department of Electrical Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, koza@stanford.edu William Mydlowec Genetic Programming Inc., Los Altos, California

Fernandez, Thomas

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Application of an Industrial Heat Pump to a Specialty Chemical Plant  

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Pump SCreening ANalysis), Software package developed by TENSA Services for the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA. 7. Shukla, D., and Umoh, R, "Heat Pump Application - An Industrial Case Study", 12th IETC Proceedings, pp. 102...

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Engineering and Applied  

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/ped underpass V MC To Palo Alto Tech Center TECH RP To MountainView San Antonio Shopping Center (Walmart GENGRD WILDWOODAVE 1810 1850 EM BARCADERO RD TECH Target Walmart Ross Whole Foods SANANTONIORD SHOW ERSDR

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doi:10.1182/blood-2009-06-225979 Prepublished online Mar 1, 2010;  

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GmbH, Penzberg, Germany; 3Discovery Inflammation, Roche Glycart, Palo Alto, CA; 4MRC Toxicology Unit-4402) Introduction Rituximab, a type I chimeric IgG1 anti-CD20 antibody, has revolutionized the management

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Published online 12 August 2003 Modelling cartilage mechanobiology  

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System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA 3 Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH, Gloriastrasse 35, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland The growth, maintenance and ossification of cartilage are fundamental to skeletal on endochondral ossification patterns, skeletal morphology and articular cartilage thickness distributions. Using

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Copyright (c) 2000, Cem Kaner. All Rights Reserved. 1 Architectures of Test Automation  

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, and in the Los Altos Workshops on Software Testing (LAWST) and the Austin Workshop on Test Automation (AWTA Pettichord, Drew Pritsker, Johanna Rothman, Jane Stepak, Melora Svoboda, Jeremy White, and Rodney Wilson

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IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 11, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2007 729 From Experience with Indoor Wireless Networks  

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.bosch.com). E. Uysal-Biyikoglu is with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Middle East. Chintalapudi are with Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC), Palo Alto, CA (e-mail: abtin.keshavarzian@us

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ENTR 321-001: New Venture Planning CRN 11765, Fall Semester 2013  

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from the entrepreneur's personal resources, family, or friends. A social enterprise may be able to land. (2003). The successful business plan: Secrets and strategies (5th ed.). Palo Alto, CA: The Planning Shop

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JACINTO BAROUIH DIEZ I A!; HORHIGAS OE CANARIAS  

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fflisma, que actuo como del Tribunal). Mereci6 la calificaci6n dc "Sobresaliente cum laude" Dentro del alto valor cicntlfloo de la nisma, siendo un trabajo de investigacion llevado a uetodologa. En ella ee

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NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GILA A SYMPOSIUM  

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............. 49 Over a Century of Bat Research Efforts on the Gila National Forest . . . Marikay A. Ramsey House in Pinos Altos will not soon be forgotten, and the field trips the following day highlighting

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Paleontology and Geology of Indiana Department of Geological Sciences | P. David Polly 1  

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Name: ____________________________________ Lab 5 Corals and Bryozoa Corals (Phylum Cnidaria) and bryozoans (Phylum Bryozoa) are two common Paleozoic groups. Skeletons of the two groups are superficially Scientific: Palo Alto) #12;Department of Geological Sciences | P. David Polly 4 Bryozoa Bryozoans

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Many-to-Many Communication: A New Approach for Collaboration in MANETs  

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: hamid@soe.ucsc.edu J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves Dept. of Computer Engineering at UCSC and Palo Alto Research to the intended destination, the throughput of MANETs can be increased.2 Recently, Toumpis and Goldsmith [5] have

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Using LittleJIL to Coordinate Agents in Software Engineering Alexander Wise ? Aaron G. Cass ? Barbara Staudt Lerner ?? Eric K. McCall ???  

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? Barbara Staudt Lerner ?? Eric K. McCall ??? Leon J. Osterweil ? Stanley M. Sutton Jr. y ? Department Laboratories Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA emccall@hpl.hp.com y IBM T. J. Watson Research Center Hawthorne, NY 10532

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Northwest corner, showing arcade at ground level, and triple leaded ...  

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Northwest corner, showing arcade at ground level, and triple leaded glass windows of bender room high on north elevation. - Stanford University Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Becker Caprion NCI OBBR March 2010  

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Research Team in addition to Caprion Patient Recruitment and Phlebotomy Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Arthur Bobrove, M.D., Director of Research Multiplexed Immunoassay (IA) Development Millipore Corp.

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Chris Becker PPD_NCI_Biospecimens  

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A leading global CRO Research Team in addition to PPD Patient Recruitment, Phlebotomy and Initial Collection Tube Manipulations Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Arthur Bobrove, M.D., Director of Research Multiplexed Immunoassay (IA) Development Millipore Corp.

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EMILY NAHAS REISTETTER 162 Pear Creek Lane Santa Cruz, CA 95065 (650) 704-4441 enahas@gmail.com  

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-PCR, microarrays · Cloning, recombination, mutant analysis · Protein extraction, purification · Immunoprecipitation Stanford University Palo Alto, CA January `03 ­ June `04 · Investigated post-transcriptional regulation

Paytan, Adina

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Experiments for Decentralized and Networked Dynamic Resource Allocation,  

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se deben a: ­ Microcontroladores de alto rendimiento y bajo costo. ­ La interconexi´on de dichos microcontroladores por intermedio de redes inal´ambricas u otros protocolos (e.g., controller area network CAN). #12

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Furnariidae Musguero de Anteojos  

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principal amenaza que enfrenta esta especie es la extensa defores- tación en el alto Magdalena y en la). Su principal amenaza es la deforestación y destrucción de su hábitat natural, especialmente por la

Cuervo, Andrés

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Electrophotooptical technician training at Foothill College.  

PubMed

The critical steps in establishing a curriculum for a two-year program in electrophotooptics training of technologists are reviewed as initiated at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California. PMID:20048943

Lewis, R E; Shaw, C C; Ponseggi, B G

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neil@awaaz.de 116 Ground Floor,  

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in Rural India Neil Patel Krishna Savani Paresh Dave Kapil Shah Scott R. Klemmer Tapan S. Parikh Abstract@cs.stanford.edu Associate Professor Stanford University Gates Computer Science #384 Palo Alto, CA 94305-9035 USA Tapan S

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Applicazioni di informatica Rendering di dati visuali  

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di informatica ­ Ottima riproduzione del nero · Contro: ­ Alto consumo di potenza ­ Glare (a causa;Display 2D LCD · Pros: ­ Basso consumo di potenza ( mobile) ­ Luminoso ­ Ampio angolo visuale ­ Ampia

Tagliasacchi, Marco

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Prediabetes: What You Need to Know  

MedlinePLUS

... de azúcar que su organismo utiliza para obtener energía. Un nivel de glucosa en sangre demasiado alto ... insulina para poder usar la glucosa para obtener energía. Los medicamentos pueden ayudar a controlar su nivel ...

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Constructing and Exploiting Linear Schedules with Prescribed Parallelism  

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. Schreiber, B. R. Rau, Hewlett-Packard Company, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1126; email: {schreiber, rau}@hpl.hp.com; F. Vivien, ICPS, P^ole Api, Boulevard Sebastien Brant, F-67400 Illkirch, France

Vivien, Frédéric

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Is Quantum Electrodynamics free of ambiguities? D. Villarroel  

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Is Quantum Electrodynamics free of ambiguities? D. Villarroel Avenida Tobalaba 3696,Puente Alto method, alternative to the customary one in quantum electrodynamics, for the calculation of tiny effects transparent the connection between classical and quantum electrodynamics. In particular, the ambiguities

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Correspondence: James F. Fowler, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Southwest Forest Science Complex, 2500 S. Pine Knoll Drive, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, U.S.A.; jffowler@fs.fed.us  

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-veneris, Aquilegia micrantha, Calamagrostis scopulorum, and Cirsium rydbergii Herbaceous Associations: Adiantum Capillus-veneris, Aquilegia micrantha, Calamagrostis scopulorum, y Cirsium rydbergii. Estas especies, y tienen valores más altos en la dominancia que las asociaciones de Calamagrostis scopulorum y de

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of Nanomedicine and Medical Nanorobotics Robert A. Freitas, Jr. Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, Palo Alto, the earliest molecular machine systems and nanorobots may join the medical armamentarium, finally giving: Assembly, Nanomaterials, Nanorobot, Nanorobotics, Nanotechnology. CONTENTS 1. Nanotechnology

Guo, Yi

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Ttulos Propios de la UAM (curso acadmico 2011/ 2012) TTULOS PROPIOS DE LA UAM  

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ENDOSCÓPICA EN GINECOLOGÍA DIPLOMA DE FORMACIÓN SUPERIOR EN FISIOTERAPIA OSTEOARTICULAR (Escuela Universitaria PROYECTOS EN COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL (Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle) MÁSTER EN DIRECCIÓN DE PROYECTOS (Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle) MÁSTER EN ALTO RENDIMIENTO

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Ttulos Propios de la UAM (curso acadmico 2012/ 2013) TTULOS PROPIOS DE LA UAM  

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ENDOSCÓPICA EN GINECOLOGÍA DIPLOMA DE FORMACIÓN SUPERIOR EN FISIOTERAPIA OSTEOARTICULAR (Escuela Universitaria DIRECCIÓN DE PROYECTOS EN COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL (Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle) MÁSTER EN DIRECCIÓN DE PROYECTOS (Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle) MÁSTER EN ALTO

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Ania Bleszynski Jayich, Curriculum Vitae Ania Claire Bleszynski Jayich  

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Structures (supervisor: Professor Robert Westervelt) Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA · Physics, B and magnetization studies of semiconducting and metallic nanostructures. Techniques used: Low temperature scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and cantilever torque magnetometry. Research Experience: Assistant Professor

Bigelow, Stephen

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75 FR 82127 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Central Nigeria Unmasked...  

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NEAR FIELD RECEIVING WATER MONITORING OF TRACE METALS IN CLAMS (MACOMA BALTHICA) AND SEDIMENTS  

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NEAR FIELD RECEIVING WATER MONITORING OF TRACE METALS IN CLAMS (MACOMA BALTHICA) AND SEDIMENTS NEAR, CALIFORNIA #12;NEAR FIELD RECEIVING WATER MONITORING OF TRACE METALS IN CLAMS (MACOMA BALTHICA) AND SEDIMENTS....................................................................................................... 45 Appendix 2: Palo Alto Clams

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Demonstration of a 10 kW average power 94 GHz gyroklystron amplifier M. Blank, B. G. Danly, B. Levush, J. P. Calame, K. Nguyen,a)  

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Industries, Palo Alto, California 94303 W. G. Lawson and T. M. Antonsen, Jr. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 Received 13 July 1999; accepted 17 August 1999 The experimental demonstration

Hassam, Adil

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Imprimir Artculo click para imprimir Cerrar Ventana Martes 23 de Junio del 2009  

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Columbia y Hospital Presbiteriano abren centro de información en el Alto Manhattan Link Directo: http://www.elnuevodiario.com.do/app federal en Washington, dijo que por mucho tiempo estuvo pidiendo a las autoridades universitarias y del lunes en el Alto Manhattan. Page 1 of 3Imprimir Artículo 7/2/2009http://www.elnuevodiario.com.do/app

Grishok, Alla

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Holy anorexia in modern Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jo~o de Pina-Cabral, Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve: The Peasant Worldview of the Alto Minho (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1986). The riverside parishes of Pago de S. Miguel and Couto de S. Fins in the Alto Minho region of northwestern Portugal have not grown much in population since the 1790s. In the 1950s and 60s, substantial numbers

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Mitochondrial D-loop nucleotide diversity in Astyanax (Osteichthyes, Characidae) from the upper Paraná and upper Paraguay River basins.  

PubMed

The morphological discrimination between the species Astyanax altiparanae and A. asuncionensis of the upper Paraná River and Paraguay River basins, respectively, has always been difficult. Two D-loop haplogroups of A. altiparanae are known, one with the presence (AltoPR) or the absence (AltoPR-D) of a 32-bp block similar to that in A. asuncionensis. We examined these samples to characterize A. altiparanae and verify whether A. asuncionensis occurred in the upper Paraná River prior to the submergence of the Sete Quedas Falls when Itaipu reservoir was impounded. D-loop sequences were analyzed in A. altiparanae of the upper Paraná and Iguaçu Rivers and those of A. asuncionensis of the upper Paraguay River. The haplogroup AltoPR was found at all sites of the upper Paraná and Iguaçu Rivers, whereas AltoPR-D occurred in the Itaipu reservoir, floodplain and in the Tietê and Grande Rivers. Two haplogroups of A. asuncionensis were identified and both did not have the 32-bp block. However, AltoPR and AltoPR-D differed from one another in 5.1% of their bases and between 8.9 and 12.5% with regard to the haplogroups of the upper Paraguay basin. Further, AltoPR-D occurred in the Grande River upstream the Marimbondo Falls and other older reservoirs than Itaipu. The results reject the hypothesis of the establishment of A. asuncionensis and suggest that the haplogroup AltoPR-D existed in the upper Paraná River before the impounding of the Itaipu reservoir. Moreover, morphological similarity and high genetic variation within the altiparanae/asuncionensis group suggest the existence of a cryptic species complex. PMID:22614275

Prioli, A J; Carlo, V A; Soria, T V; Prioli, S M A P; Pavanelli, C S; Prioli, R A; Gomes, V N; Júlio, H F; Prioli, L M

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Constructing and Exploiting Linear Schedules with Prescribed Parallelism  

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for External Publication 1 LIP, ENS-Lyon, 46 allee d'Italie, 69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France 2 ICPS/LSIIT, Pole Api-Packard Company, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1126, USA tel: 650 857-8156 email:: schreiber@hpl.hp.com and B. Ramakrishna Rau Hewlett-Packard Company, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1126, USA tel

Genaud, Stéphane

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A comparative mineralogical and geochemical study of sulfide mine tailings at two sites in New Mexico, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

A comparative study of sulfide mine tailings from two sites near Silver City in southwest New Mexico has shown the need for\\u000a environmental monitoring in a geological context. The Cyprus-Piños Altos and Cleveland deposits consist of Cu and Zn skarn\\u000a mineralization in the Piños Altos Mountains of New Mexico. Primary ore minerals in both deposits include chalcopyrite, sphalerite,\\u000a and galena.

Michelle P. Boulet; Adrienne C. L. Larocque

1998-01-01

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Molecular study of Astyanax altiparanae (Osteichthyes, Characidae) as a probable species complex.  

PubMed

Astyanax altiparanae, belonging to the bimaculatus group, which includes species with similar colors and morphology, occurs in the upper Paraná River basin. As the use of mitochondrial DNA has made great strides in the diagnosis of species, in previous researches, two strains were detected in A. altiparanae with a high divergence in the D-loop region, provisionally called AltoPR and AltoPR-D. Evidence led to the hypothesis that the two strains did not belong to the same species. Phylogenetic hypotheses were produced by maximum-likelihood. Mean internal distances of the AltoPR and AltoPR-D groups were respectively 0.002 and 0.003, with the distance between them being 0.037. Sequences from GenBank of specimens collected from the Paraíba do Sul River basin were also divided into two groups, of which one may be identified as AltoPR. Since the other group provided an intermediate distance when compared to AltoPR-D, an in-depth investigation was required. The other species analyzed showed a greater distance and was revealed to be a monophyletic taxon. The results suggested that they are really two species and that neither corresponds to the other species used in the current study. PMID:25117359

Deprá, I C; Gomes, V N; Deprá, G C; Oliveira, I J; Prioli, S M A P; Prioli, A J

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Identification of an overprinting gene in Merkel cell polyomavirus provides evolutionary insight into the birth of viral genes.  

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Many viruses use overprinting (alternate reading frame utilization) as a means to increase protein diversity in genomes severely constrained by size. However, the evolutionary steps that facilitate the de novo generation of a novel protein within an ancestral ORF have remained poorly characterized. Here, we describe the identification of an overprinting gene, expressed from an Alternate frame of the Large T Open reading frame (ALTO) in the early region of Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), the causative agent of most Merkel cell carcinomas. ALTO is expressed during, but not required for, replication of the MCPyV genome. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that ALTO is evolutionarily related to the middle T antigen of murine polyomavirus despite almost no sequence similarity. ALTO/MT arose de novo by overprinting of the second exon of T antigen in the common ancestor of a large clade of mammalian polyomaviruses. Taking advantage of the low evolutionary divergence and diverse sampling of polyomaviruses, we propose evolutionary transitions that likely gave birth to this protein. We suggest that two highly constrained regions of the large T antigen ORF provided a start codon and C-terminal hydrophobic motif necessary for cellular localization of ALTO. These two key features, together with stochastic erasure of intervening stop codons, resulted in a unique protein-coding capacity that has been preserved ever since its birth. Our study not only reveals a previously undefined protein encoded by several polyomaviruses including MCPyV, but also provides insight into de novo protein evolution. PMID:23847207

Carter, Joseph J; Daugherty, Matthew D; Qi, Xiaojie; Bheda-Malge, Anjali; Wipf, Gregory C; Robinson, Kristin; Roman, Ann; Malik, Harmit S; Galloway, Denise A

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Camera trap records of animal activity prior to a M=7 earthquake in Northern Peru  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Earthquake (EQ) preparation is associated with geophysical changes occurring over many scales. Some pre-earthquake (pre-EQ) processes affect the ionosphere, others leave their mark on biota. We report (i) on ionospheric anomalies recorded prior to the M=7 Contamana EQ [1] in North-Eastern Peru, 134 km deep, associated with the subduction of the Nazca plate underneath the Northern Andes, (ii) on changes in animal activity recorded in the Yanachaga National Park, about 320 km from the EQ epicentre, over a 30 day period leading up to the M=7 seismic event. Night-time Very Low Frequency (VLF) phase data were analyzed for the period 01 June to 31 Oct. 2011 using propagation paths passing close to the Yanachaga Park from the NAA emitter (USA) to receivers PIU in Piura and PLO in Lima (Peru). Ionospheric phase perturbations were observed starting 2 weeks before the EQ with periodicities from few tens of secs to few minutes. Animal activity data were obtained by evaluating the images of a cluster of 10 motion-triggered cameras of the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network www.teamnetwork.org. We analyzed 1359 photographic records for the pre-EQ period and 1491 photographic records for a control period with low seismicity. Animal activity started to noticeably decline 3 weeks before the EQ. Different animal species were found to react differently. The number of rodents declined to zero about one week before the EQ and so did the number of tapirs. Armadillos, a burrowing animal, were recorded in larger numbers. Though the armadillos were presumably also flushed out of their holes, they apparently did not hide like the rodents. We discuss the results in the context of recent advances in solid state physics, which provide plausible mechanisms for pre-EQ ionospheric anomalies and for changes in animal behavior. [1] Tavera, H. (2012), Report on the 24 Aug. 2011 M 7.0 Contamana, Peru, Intermediate Depth Earthquake Seismological Research Letters, 83, 1007-1013, doi: 10.1785/0220120005

Grant, R.; Raulin, J.; Freund, F.

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Robust decision-making under uncertainty for a moorland ecosystem's water resources management under scenarios of climate variability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A climate-informed water resources decision-making framework can help effectively manage the complexity of water resources while adapting to climate change effects. The decision-making framework allows for more effective and inclusive water resources management, and results in better informed decisions about water allocation and adaptation strategies. This study focuses on modeling the moorland ecosystem's water resources management under climate variability, and strengthening the capacities of local actors through a robust decision-making under uncertainty framework to analyze and plan water resources use in the region of Piura, Peru. The objective is to determine the reliability of the moorland ecosystem's water supply and to provide relevant hydrological information under scenarios of climate variability and other non-climate uncertainties. As a first step, a participatory workshop was carried out with key regional actors to obtain information that would help to define the uncertainties that define availability of water resources, the potential strategies for adaptation to improve existing conditions, and the performance indicators by which to assess these uncertainties and strategies. For the identification of these factors, we used the XLRM assessment framework (eXogenous uncertainties, policy Levers, Relationships, and Measures). The XLRM framework allows us to organize the important elements of risk analysis and vulnerability in the four assessment categories. This study also used the WEAP (Water Evaluation And Planning system) platform to support water resources planning and decision-making under uncertainty e.g. climate change and other stresses in the system. Within the R component, WEAP was used to model the hydrological response of the moorland ecosystem. The model includes the results of the XLRM framework and seeks to determine the importance that the moorlands have on the regional water system. Results of this model include the head flows produced that feed the watershed management model under different sensitivity scenarios of precipitation and temperature. Vulnerability is observed on the produced base flows of the moorlands ecosystem due to a decrease in moorlands' area and to climate variability-related impacts during the 50 years of simulation. This system-level vulnerability has significant effects on the water supply available for downstream demand sites, including rural and agricultural users that rely exclusively on a reservoir.

Flores-Lopez, F.; Forni, L.; Escobar, M.; Purkey, D. R.

2013-12-01

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Shadows of the colonial past – diverging plant use in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador  

PubMed Central

This paper examines the traditional use of medicinal plants in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador, with special focus on the Departments of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca, and San Martin, and in Loja province, with special focus on the development since the early colonial period. Northern Peru represents the locus of the old Central Andean "Health Axis." The roots of traditional healing practices in this region go as far back as the Cupisnique culture early in the first millennium BC. Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador share the same cultural context and flora but show striking differences in plant use and traditional knowledge. Two hundred fifteen plant species used for medicinal purposes in Ecuador and 510 plant species used for medicinal purposes in Peru were collected, identified,. and their vernacular names, traditional uses, and applications recorded. This number of species indicates that the healers, market vendors, and members of the public interviewed in Peru still have a very high knowledge of plants in their surroundings, which can be seen as a reflection of the knowledge of the population in general. In Ecuador much of the original plant knowledge has already been lost. In Peru, 433 (85%) were Dicotyledons, 46 (9%) Monocotyledons, 21 (4%) Pteridophytes, and 5 (1%) Gymnosperms. Three species of Giartina (Algae) and one species of the Lichen genus Siphula were used. The families best represented were Asteraceae with 69 species, Fabaceae (35), Lamiaceae (25), and Solanaceae (21). Euphorbiaceae had 12 species, and Poaceae and Apiaceae each accounted for 11 species. In Ecuador the families best represented were Asteraceae (32 species), Euphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, and Solanaceae (11 species each), and Apiaceae, Fabaceae, Lycopodiaceae (9 species each). One hundred eighty-two (85%) of the species used were Dicotyledons, 20 Monocotyledons (9.3%), 12 ferns (5.5%), and one unidentified lichen was used. Most of the plants used (83%) were native to Peru and Ecuador. Fresh plants, often collected wild, were used in two thirds of all cases in Peru, but in almost 95% of the cases in Ecuador. The most common applications included the ingestion of herb decoctions or the application of plant material as poultices. Although about 50% of the plants in use in the colonial period have disappeared from the popular pharmacopoeia, the overall number of plant species used medicinally has increased in Northern Peru, while Southern Ecuador shows a decline of plant knowledge since colonial times. PMID:19187546

Bussmann, Rainer W; Sharon, Douglas

2009-01-01

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Identification and distribution of New World Leishmania species characterized by serodeme analysis using monoclonal antibodies.  

PubMed

Five hundred thirty stocks of Leishmania isolated from human and domestic and wild reservoir hosts, representing a wide geographic distribution of endemic foci of American cutaneous (ACL) and visceral leishmaniases (AVL) were characterized and identified at species and/or subspecies levels based on their reactivity to a cross-panel of specific monoclonal antibodies using a radioimmune binding assay. This study confirms and extends our preliminary results on the high specificity of some of these monoclonals for the L. braziliensis, L. mexicana, and L. donovani complexes. This study also demonstrates the relative stability of these molecular markers and the general usefulness of the method for parasite identification. Two hundred ninety-two of 420 isolates of ACL were classified as members of the L. braziliensis complex. Two hundred twenty-seven were L. b. braziliensis; these showed the widest geographical distribution (Brazil: Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Goias, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo; Honduras: Santa Barbara and Yoko; Peru: Ancash, Piura, and Ucayali; and Venezuela: Cojedes, Distrito Federal, Lara, Portuguesa, Vale Hondo, Yaracuy, and Zulia). Forty-one stocks were identified as L. b. guyanensis (from North Brazil: Amazonas, Amapa, Para, and Rondonia). Twenty-one stocks were identified as L. b. panamensis (from Costa Rica: Alajuela, Guanacasten, Limon, Puntarenas, and San Jose; and Honduras: El Paraiso, and Olancho). Out of 128 isolates classified as members of the L. mexicana complex, 74 were differentiated as L. m. amazonensis (from Bolivia; Brazil: Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso do Norte, and Para; Peru: Pasco Forest and Van Humboldt; and Venezuela: Carabobo, Guarico, and Merida). Forty-four stocks were identified as L. m. venezuelensis (from Venezuela: Lara). Six stocks were L. m. mexicana (from Belize; and Mexico: Campeche [corrected] and Quintana Roo, Yucatan). One hundred ten isolates from AVL were identified as L. donovani chagasi (from Brazil: Bahia, Ceara, Maranhao, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, and Sergipe; and Honduras: Valle). The implications of these results with respect to both the clinical and epidemiological data (including the detection of seven unusual characterized stocks) are discussed. PMID:3826486

Grimaldi, G; David, J R; McMahon-Pratt, D

1987-03-01

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Reconnaissance of sedimentation in the Rio Pilcomayo Basin, May 1975, Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Rio Pilcomayo ' Alto ' (Bolivia) and ' Superior ' (Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay) transport large quantities of sediment for the size of the basin. The Rio Pilcomayo ' Inferior ' (Argentina and Paraguay) carries little sediment. The large loads of the ' Alto ' and ' Superior ' must be considered before dams or irrigation projects are started. The shifting channel and flooding of the Rio Pilcomayo ' Superior ' also are problems to be considered before development. The Rio Pilcomayo ' Alto ' basin has relatively little sediment deposition whereas the ' Superior ' basin has considerable deposition. A part of the ' Superior ' channel is filled with sediment to the top of its banks. The upstream limit of filling is moving farther upstream each year causing the place of overbank flooding to move upstream also. (Woodard-USGS)

Ritter, John R.

1977-01-01

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Probing nuclear structures in the vicinity of 78Ni with ?- and ?n-decay spectroscopy of 84Ga  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The decay of 84Ga has been reinvestigated at the PARRNe online mass separator of the electron-driven installation ALTO at IPN Orsay. The nominal primary electron beam of 10 ?A (50 MeV) on a 238UCx target in combination with resonant laser ionization were used for the first time at ALTO. Improved level schemes of the neutron-rich 83,84Ge (Z=32) isotopes were obtained. The experimental results are compared with the state-of-the-art shell model calculations and discussed in terms of collectivity development in the natural valence space outside the 78Ni core.

Kolos, K.; Verney, D.; Ibrahim, F.; Le Blanc, F.; Franchoo, S.; Sieja, K.; Nowacki, F.; Bonnin, C.; Cheikh Mhamed, M.; Cuong, P. V.; Didierjean, F.; Duchêne, G.; Essabaa, S.; Germogli, G.; Khiem, L. H.; Lau, C.; Matea, I.; Niikura, M.; Roussière, B.; Stefan, I.; Testov, D.; Thomas, J.-C.

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E-Mail karger@karger.com Psychopathology  

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-Injury: An Emotion Regulation Perspective Katherine C. McKenzie a James J. Gross b a PGSP-Stanford Psy Background: Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is widely thought to serve an emotion-regulatory function. Method online: February 12, 2014 Katherine Claypoole McKenzie PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, Palo Alto

Gross, James J.

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LISA ALVAREZ-COHEN Fred and Claire Sauer Professor  

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Effects M.S., Environmental Engineering and Science 1985 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA B of CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2008 · Environmental Science and Technology Competition and graduate winner of the American Society of Civil Engineers Student Essay Competition · Voted

Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

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Testing Happiness Hypothesis among the Elderly  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se emplea un amplio conjunto de datos que permite evaluar de diferentes formas la hipótesis de la felicidad, empleando cuatro enfoques metodológicos. Se constata que las personas de mayor edad en Uruguay tienen una tendencia a reconocerse felices cuando están casadas, cuando tienen un buen estado de salud y si tienen altos ingresos monetarios o estiman que su ingreso es

Alejandro Cid; Daniel Ferrés; Máximo Rossi

2008-01-01

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LazyBase: Trading Freshness for Performance in a Scalable Database  

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and a greater degree of freshness (i.e., up-to-date-ness), it is not. So-called "NoSQL" database systemsLazyBase: Trading Freshness for Performance in a Scalable Database James Cipar, Greg Ganger Labs, Palo Alto Abstract The LazyBase scalable database system is specialized for the growing class

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Natural disasters and the gas pipeline system. Topical report, August 1994June 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

Episodic descriptions are provided of the effect of the Loma Prieta earthquake (1989) on the gas pipeline systems of Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the City of Palo Alto and of the Northridge earthquake (1994) on Southern California Gas` pipeline system. The emergency response plans and activities of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company during hurricane Hugo (1989) and

S. Atallah; S. Saxena; S. B. Martin; A. B. Willowby; R. Alger

1996-01-01

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The Electronic Adventure It's a small world and it's getting smaller!  

E-print Network

in Palo Alto with a capital investment of $538 and a Sears-Roebuck drill press. · In 1940, the Walt Disney Hewlett-Packard. The company's first product was an audio oscillator invented by William Hewlett in 1938 Company ordered eight Model 200B oscillators and used the equipment to test the sound systems

Doran, Simon J.

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Being ‘an authentic alteño’: young people in a Bolivian Andean city  

Microsoft Academic Search

What does it mean to be young in El Alto, a Bolivian shantytown? Based on ethnographic research, this article looks at cultural resilience among young people in a vulnerable urban context. It emphasises how young people value informal youth groups as a tool to valorise their own indigenous culture. This is echoed in the world of adults, implying that the

Melania Calestani

2012-01-01

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Measurements of human middle ear forward and reverse acoustics: Implications for otoacoustic emissions  

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Measurements of human middle ear forward and reverse acoustics: Implications for otoacoustic and California Ear Institute at Stanford, 801 Welch Road, Palo Alto, California 94304 Received 11 July 2002; revised 1 February 2003; accepted 4 February 2003 Middle and inner ears from human cadaver temporal bones

Allen, Jont

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Measurements of Forward and Reverse Acoustics of the Human Middle Ear: Implications for Otoacoustic Emissions  

E-print Network

Measurements of Forward and Reverse Acoustics of the Human Middle Ear: Implications for Otoacoustic and California Ear Institute at Stanford, 801 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Email: puria@stanford.edu Running/Abbreviated Title: Forward and reverse middle-ear acoustics Corresponding Author: Sunil Puria, PhD Dept

Allen, Jont

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From Local Patterns to Global Models: The LeGo Approach to Data Mining  

E-print Network

From Local Patterns to Global Models: The LeGo Approach to Data Mining Arno Knobbe1 , Bruno Cr Group, Germany; 4 Hewlett-Packard Labs, Palo Alto, USA Abstract. In this paper we present LeGo a framework, called From Local Patterns to Global Models (LeGo), con- sisting of a number of steps. Each step

Fürnkranz, Johannes

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Profile of Michael D. Fayer n the air we breathe, the water we  

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, the David Mulvane Ehrsam and Edward Curtis Franklin Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University (Palo Alto, which intro- duced Fayer to the fascinating world of chemistry. ``With chemistry, you can make all sorts of nifty things like fireworks,'' says Fayer. And the ``complicated chemical process'' of photography

Fayer, Michael D.

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Control del cáncer y salud mundial: noticia del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI)  

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En combinación con una reunión de alto nivel de las Naciones Unidas sobre enfermedades no transmisibles en países en vías de desarrollo, el doctor Harold Varmus, director del NCI, y el doctor Ted L. Trimble, del NCI, han publicado un comentario en Science Translational Medicine sobre “La integración del control del cáncer en la salud mundial" (Integrating Cancer Control into Global Health).

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Measuring Asphaltenes and Resins, and Dipole Moment in Petroleum Fluids  

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Measuring Asphaltenes and Resins, and Dipole Moment in Petroleum Fluids Lamia Goual Earth Science, Palo Alto, CA 94306 A petroleum fluid can be di®ided into three types of species: asphaltenes, resins or mildly polar. The interaction among these species strongly affect asphaltene precipitation from petroleum

Firoozabadi, Abbas

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Portugal.  

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Brief information is provided on the region, climate, agriculture and industry of 10 provinces in Portugal: Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, located in Portugal's northeastern region; Beira Alta, the province with Portugal's highest elevation point; Beira Baixa, one of Portugal's poorest regions; Beira Litoral, located in central Portugal along the…

Eckles, David; Toro, Leonor, Ed.

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Listmode-Driven Optimal Gating (OG) Respiratory Motion Management: Potential Impact On Quantitative PET Imaging  

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PET Imaging K Lee*, D Hristov , Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto PET imaging. Methods: During the PET acquisitions, an optical camera tracked and recorded the motion of a tool placed on top of patients' torso. PET event data were utilized to detect and derive a motion

Kay, Mark A.

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Hidruración de Titânio Grado 2  

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RESUMEN La combinación alta resistencia mecánica específica - alta resistencia a la corrosión hace que las aleaciones de titanio sean atractivas en la fabricación de componentes para diversas industrias. A pesar de estas ventajas, su elección se ve perjudicada por el alto costo en la producción y proceso de las mismas. Sin embargo, en ciertos casos, existe la posibilidad de

G. Domizzi; M. I. Luppo; G. Vigna

2003-01-01

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METHODS ARTICLE published: 24 March 2014  

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- ing of nursing home professional staff, and "battle ship" (http:// www.azagame.fr/) devoted Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA 21 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences by stakeholders in the field. The results revealed that SG may offer very useful tools for professionals involved

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Institute of Functional Genomics, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. Present address: Center for Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.  

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address: Center for Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. 3 Stanford Genome Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA. 4 Pulmonary Institute, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zeri n, Israel. 5 Department of Medicine­C, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel. 6 Department of Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture

Rosenberg, Noah

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Governor: Autonomic Throttling for Aggressive Idle Resource Scavenging  

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Scavenging (or resource borrowing) is a common ap- proach used to harness unused resources to perform use- ful calculations. Since these are volunteer contributions from resource owners, it is vital to reduce the impact of scavenging activities on their native workload to a min- imum. To this end, existing impact control systems are either overly conservative in stopping scavenging alto-

Jonathan W. Strickland; Vincent W. Freeh; Xiaosong May; Sudharshan S. Vazhkudai

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Governor: Autonomic Throttling for Aggressive Idle Resource Scavenging  

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Scavenging (or resource borrowing) is a common ap- proach used to harness unused resources to perform use- ful calculations. Since these are volunteer contributions from resource owners, it is vital to reduce the impact of scavenging activities on their native workload to a min- imum. To this end, existing impact control systems are either overly conservative in stopping scavenging alto-

Jonathan W. Strickland; Vincent W. Freeh; Xiaosong Ma; Sudharshan S. Vazhkudai

2005-01-01

241

Optimal arrival traffic spacing via dynamic programming  

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Optimal arrival traffic spacing via dynamic programming Alexandre M. Bayen DGA - LRBA Vernon of the spacing to perturbations. Keywords: Dynamic programming, fast-time simulation, arrival spacing. Tomlin§ Yinyu Ye¶ Jiawei Zhang Stanford University Palo Alto, CA We present the application of dynamic

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Keep Your Lawn Alive During Drought  

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-tolerant, andthey may die if they are deprived of water foran extended time. ? It is helpful to understand the strengths andweaknesses of your particular grass. (SeeT able) If the grass in your lawn goes dormant during drought, you could stop watering alto...

McAfee, James

2006-06-26

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Características físicas e nutricionais da matriz de encapsulamento na produção de sementes sintéticas de pimenta-longa (Piper hispidinervum C. DC.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - A pimenta-longa (Piper hispidinervum C. DC.) é um arbusto da família Piperaceae, nativa da região amazônica, que vem despertando o interesse das indústrias de cosméticos e bioinseticidas pelo alto teor de safrol, óleo essencial extraído das folhas e talos. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a influência de características físicas e nutricionais da matriz de encapsulamento durante a

Rodrigo da Silva Guedes; Frederico Henrique da Silva Costa; Jonny Everson Scherwinski Pereira

2007-01-01

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Investigation of the Public Library as a Linking Agent to Major Scientific, Educational, Social, and Environmental Data Bases. Fifth Progress Report, September 1975 to December 1975.  

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In November of 1975, a committee was convened at Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory to examine the utility of computerized data base searching in the public library setting. Participants reviewed an on-going computer retrieval experiment (DIALIB) being conducted in four San Francisco Bay Area public libraries. Librarians reported that since…

Summit, Roger K.; Firschein, Oscar

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Segmental and Intonational Evidence for a Los Angeles Chicano Spanish Vernacular  

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This dissertation has two complementary objectives. First, the present study provides a contemporary reading of "hispanista" research about Mexican Spanish, including Chicano Spanish. In addition, this dissertation presents an overview and analysis of intonational findings of both Mexican Spanish (from the Los Altos region in Jalisco)…

Andrade, Argelia

2012-01-01

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n. Equipamento/Material Finalidade # Qtd. Valor Unit.  

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refrigerada Realização dos ensaios de biologia molecular para experimentos in vivo e in vitro na pesquisa na completo de bombeamento para cromatografia a líquido Realização dos ensaios para experimentos in vivo e temperaturas e altos campos magnéticos IMPORTADO 1 R$

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

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A perspective on applications of ligand-field analysis: inspiration from electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of coordination complexes of transition metal ions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este artigo descreve de maneira um tanto pessoal, o uso da espectroscopia de ressonância paramagnética eletrônica (EPR), incluindo EPR de alta freqüência e alto campo (HFEPR) para investigar a estrutura eletrônica de complexos de íons de metal de transição. Os parâmetros Hamiltonianos de spin, obtidos a partir de experimentos EPR, matriz g para sistemas com S =1\\/2 e matrizes g

Joshua Telser

2006-01-01

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4 Science Service FeatFe Released upon receipt  

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to depict i n outline cumulus, cwrulo-nimbus and the coarser forms of alto-cmdus; a s 0 lenticular clouds schools children are taught thc correct shapes and the Of clouds by a method described as follows of cloud. Or, better still, l e t them note the clouds outdoors. Have them tear the white Prtl,er to form

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2 0 1 3 | P E N N S T A T E N U R S I N G P A G E 2 0 1 3 A M A G A Z I N E F O R A L U M N I & F R I E N D S  

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at the Altoona, Behrend (Erie), Fayette, Mont Alto, and Worthington Scranton campuses. Beginning in fall 2014 with dementia, those at the end of life, and adults with sleep apnea, among others. We are helping to shape O v e r NOTE: For news about the Penn State College of Health and Human Development, please visit

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Diseño de un plan HACCP en el procesamiento industrial de sardinas congeladas  

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NEOGEN. Los resultados mostraron que algunos lotes de sardinas llegaron a la planta con altos registros de tiempo-temperatura, encontrándose hasta 5 ppm de histamina debido a abuso de temperatura durante el transporte. Se propone un plan HACCP con el alcance, selección del equipo, descripción del producto y su uso previsto, diagrama de flujo del proceso, análisis de peligros, identificación de

Patricia Rosas; Genara Reyes

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Metodología mixta de selección de materiales aplicada en la escogencia del material para un dedo de pinza de sujeción de un manipulador industrial  

Microsoft Academic Search

El diseño mecánico implica muchas fases, siendo una de las más importantes la selección de un material óptimo para lograr un alto rendimiento en el componente diseñado. Para mejorar la fase de selección del material se han desarrollado muchas herramientas avanzadas. Actualmente se pueden encontrar programas que contienen extensas bases de datos con las principales propiedades del material, tales como

Royman J. López Beltrán

252

Darwinian Programming and Engineering Design Using Genetic Programming  

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Darwinian Programming and Engineering Design Using Genetic Programming Forrest H Bennett III Genetic Programming Inc., Los Altos, California forrest@evolute.com John R. Koza Department of Medicine on a biologically inspired domain-independent technique, called genetic programming, that automatically creates

Fernandez, Thomas

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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur 208016(India)  

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Place Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA Phone: 650-868-6645 Email: anand@jagannathan.us ·All donations are 100% tax exempt from IRS in the United States. (Federal Tax ID: 94- 3370645) Please contact the above USA: http://www.indolink.com/iitk/annual_gift/ Donors from any country other than USA: http

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

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DEL EDITOR EL USO DE BIORREACTORES DESECHABLES EN LA INDUSTRIA BIOFARMACÉUTICA Y SUS IMPLICACIONES EN LA INGENIERÍA THE USE OF DISPOSABLE BIOREACTORS IN THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON ENGINEERING  

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RESUMEN: En la industria biofarmacéutica actual, los requerimientos para el diseño de un biorreactor difieren sustancialmente de aquellos de hace 50 años. Hoy en día las nuevas estrategias de cultivo permiten obtener alta densidad celular con altos rendimientos de productos biotecnológicos que deben cumplir con elevados estándares de calidad y normatividad compleja en su producción. Lo anterior obliga el desarrollo

MAURICIO A. TRUJILLO-ROLDÁN; NORMA A. VALDEZ-CRUZ

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Evaluación de dos esquemas de inmunización para la Evaluación de dos esquemas de inmunización para la Evaluación de dos esquemas de inmunización para la Evaluación de dos esquemas de inmunización para la producción de sueros producción de sueros producción de sueros producción de sueros hiperinmunes contra hiperinmunes contra hiperinmunes contra hiperinmunes contra Leptospira Leptospira Leptospira Leptospira interrogans interrogans interrogans interrogans  

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Los antisueros policlonales utilizados para el serotipaje de cepas de Leptospira deben caracterizarse por un alto nivel de aglutininas específicas a un serogrupo o serovar determinado y una baja reactividad cruzada frente al resto de las serovariedades. El presente trabajo se desarrolló con el objetivo de evaluar y comparar dos de los esquemas de inmunización reportados para la obtención de

Andrés González; Niurka Batista; Manuel Ortíz; Vismark Torres; Juan F. Infante; Marta González

2002-01-01

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Bike/ped bridge To MountainView  

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To MountainView San Antonio Shopping Center (Walmart,Trader Joe's, Target and more) SE P SMPTo Menlo Park UNIVERSITY AVE ALMA S Palo Alto Transit Center (PATC) RP S YX N O SE P MC Target Walmart Rite Aid Sears Ross

Bogyo, Matthew

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EMGLAB WEBSITE FOR EMG DECOMPOSITION Kevin C. McGill 1  

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EMGLAB WEBSITE FOR EMG DECOMPOSITION Kevin C. McGill 1 and Edward A. Clancy 2 1 VA Palo Alto Health://emglab.stanford.com is a forum for sharing software, data, and information related to EMG decomposition. Its goals are to promote decomposition as a research tool, to promote the exchange of EMG data, to encourage attention to accuracy

Clancy, Ted

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Dept. of Computer Science -Undergraduate (Engineering) Post Graduate Activities Detail & History  

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Institution MajorDegree 2010 Employment - Engineering Only Employer Title City State Apple IPhone Software Development Eng. Cupertino CA Assured Information Security Engineer Rome NY Bloomberg Software Developer New Analyst San Francisco CA Facebook Software Development Engineer Palo Alto CA G2 Systems Software Engineer

Lipson, Michal

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Case Study: Continuous Commissioning and Energy Management at Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, TX  

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-20 Alamo Colleges San Antonio College (SAC) St. Phillip’s College (SPC) Palo Alto College (PAC) Northwest Vista College (NVC) Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) 1925 1,591,739 ft2 31 Buildings ~ 20,000 students 2007 367,005 ft2. 16 Buildings ~ 15...

Martinez, J. T.

2014-01-01

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Rutkoski, Kink, Strong, and Raines Supporting Information Materials. mPEGmaleimide1  

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Rutkoski, Kink, Strong, and Raines Supporting Information ­S1­ Materials. mPEG­maleimide1 (2 kDa; 1-beam spectrophotometer equipped with a Cary temperature controller (Varian, Palo Alto, CA) in the campus Biophysics-morpholino)ethanesulfonic acid; MALDI­TOF, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization­time-of-flight; mPEG, monomethoxypoly

Raines, Ronald T.

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SODA ASH TREATMENT OF NEUTRALIZED MINE DRAINAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

Utilization of acid mine drainage (AMD) streams as a source of potable and industrial water has become a major goal of several proposed AMD treatment schemes. From among the various schemes available, the lime neutralization/soda ash softening process was selected for use at Alto...

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GRATEFUL APPRECIATION TO PARTNERS The U.S. Department of Energy would like to acknowledge the in-depth analysis and  

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and Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA. All authors and reviewers who contributed not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would

Kammen, Daniel M.

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20% Wind Energy by 2030 Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to  

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Incorporated of Washington, DC and Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA. NOTICE specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process

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Advanced computational methods in lightning performance the EPRI Lightning Protection Design Workstation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1992, EPRI (Palo Alto, CA) released a lightning performance simulator for overhead lines, called LPDW (Lightning Protection Design Workstation). The program is based on travelling wave simulation like EMTP, with customizations for lightning analysis, and with interfaces to lightning data collected by the National Lightning Detection Network. The code has been tailored for use by utility engineers, rather than

T. E. McDermott; V. J. Longo

2000-01-01

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Speaking Personally--With John Seely Brown  

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This article presents an interview with John Seely Brown, a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and a former chief scientist of Xerox Corporation and director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)--a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such…

American Journal of Distance Education, 2008

2008-01-01

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Plenary.  

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Presents a biography of John Seely Brown, chief scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Interests include formation of corporate strategy; corporate research, including organizational learning, ethnographies of the workplace, and complex adaptive systems; and human learning and the management of…

Brown, John Seely

2000-01-01

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A Longitudinal Study of Selected Characteristics of Children's Melodic Improvisations  

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This study is an examination of the melodic improvisations of a group of children (N = 62) for 3 years, from ages 7 through 9. Participants improvised as part of a class rondo for Orff instruments, in ABACADA form, in which the B, C, and D sections were 8-measure alto-xylophone improvisations in C pentatonic. Each participant improvised three…

Brophy, Timothy S.

2005-01-01

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C5, suppZdment au n012, Tome 43, ddcembre 1982 page C5-145  

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hydrogen when a cracking filament is used. Core level spectroscopy shows that the surface composition-145 THE INTERACTION OF HYDROGEN WITH GaAs SURFACES R.Z. Bachrach and R.D. Bringans Xerox Pa20 Alto Research Center, Ca 94305, U.S.A. ABSTRACT - Aspects of the interaction of hydrogen with MBE grown GaAs surfaces have

Boyer, Edmond

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Propriedades mecânicas e de corrosão de dois aços inoxidáveis austeníticos utilizados na fabricação de implantes ortopédicos  

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Resumo. Embora o aço inoxidável austenítico tipo ASTM F 138 seja o material metálico mais utilizado na fabricação de implantes ortopédicos, alguns aspectos como baixa resistência mecânica, quando na condição recozido, e suscetibilidade à corrosão localizada limitam o emprego mais amplo deste material. Recentemente, o aço inoxidável austenítico com alto nitrogênio de classificação ISO 5832­9 vem sendo indicado como substituto

Enrico José Giordani; Itamar Ferreira; Oscar Balancin

2007-01-01

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MANEJO DE UN MINI-SUBMARINO POR MEDIO DE UNA COMPUTADORA PERSONAL: INTERFAZ, ACTUADORES, ENCAPSULADO, COMUNICACIÓN SERIAL Y PROGRAMACION  

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1. RESUMEN En la ac tualidad los robots s onda son de gran ayuda para simplificar trabajo en la industria e investigación algunos de estos realizan maniobras muy complicadas y de alto grado de dificultad con el fin de tener exactitud, velocidad y eficiencia. Los biólogos marinos en ocasiones tienen que tomar muestras y medicinas en agua de acceso difícil

A. Mendoza; F. Porras; J. Méndez; F. Reyes; A. Viccon; J. Cid; M. Benemérita

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Extensi'on del c'alculo para la Modelizaci'on de Procesos Concurrentes  

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casos como para pensar en 'el como recurso expresi­ vo adecuado para la programaci'on, vamos a definir un lenguaje de m'as alto nivel, ALEPH, que posee los recursos expresivos deseables en programaci'on y

Alpuente, María

272

Analysis of SNP-Expression Association Matrices Anya Tsalenko1  

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, 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto CA 94304, USA 2 School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University, Tel the use of 3312 markers and genome wide linkage analysis to study the natural variation of expression part of the genome) of many genes. The study reports eight such trans-acting loci, each potentially

Shamir, Ron

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Integration of biological networks and gene expression data using Cytoscape  

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, New York, New York 10021, USA. 5Agilent Laboratories, 3500 Deer Creek Road, MS 26U-16, Palo Alto profiling, and other functional genomics and proteomics experiments, in the context of an interaction of analyses performed by Cytoscape. INTRODUCTION Functional genomic and proteomic techniques enable routine

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Internalizing the Crisis of Cotton: Organizing Small Farmers in Eastern Paraguay.  

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Describes history, organizational problems and activities of Paraguay's Asociacion de Agricultores de Alto Parana (ASAGRAPA) and Programa de Ayuda Cristiana (PAC), farmer organizations. Details how cotton production losses forced farmers to invent new, varied markets, turning subsistence crops (peanuts, corn, and rice) into cash crops, while…

Bray, David; Borda, Dionisio

1988-01-01

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Publishing and Using Cultural Heritage  

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you call it the Semantic Web, Linked Data, or Web 3.0, a new generation of Web technologiesPublishing and Using Cultural Heritage Linked Data on the Semantic Web Copyright © 2012 by Morgan & Claypool, Palo Alto, CA, USA #12;Synthesis Lectures on Semantic Web: Theory and Technology Editors James

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David W. McDonald The Information School  

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Alto Laboratory, Inc 9/00-12/01 Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Labs ­ Research, HCI Lab 6/2012 with D. Ebert at Purdue $ 49,000 #12;NSF ­ HCC: Informing Social Translucence with Open Composable Online

McDonald, David W.

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David W. McDonald The Information School  

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Research Group, Santa Clara, CA 6/06-9/06 Research Scientist, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc 9: HCC Medium: Enhancing Social Translucence in Systems to Support Virtual Teaming (IIS-1162114) 4: Informing Social Translucence with Open Composable Online Reputation Systems (IIS-0811210) 9

McDonald, David W.

278

Modeling Turnpike: a Model-Driven Framework for Domain-Specific Software Development  

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General Terms Design, Languages Keywords Model Driven Development, Domain Specific Language, UMLModeling Turnpike: a Model-Driven Framework for Domain-Specific Software Development Hiroshi Wada Palo Alto, CA 94301 oba@ogis-internatinoal.com ABSTRACT This paper describes a new model-driven

Suzuki, Jun

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The 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA October 6 10, 2013  

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Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 Jeff Baldwin, SSL, Palo Alto, nathan.s.hicks@boeing.com Propulsion Research Engineer, Propulsion Research and Technology ApplicationsThe 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, The George Washington University, USA

Walker, Mitchell

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UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD COLE DOCTORALE : cole Doctoral Particules, Noyaux, Cosmos  

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of a neutron rich 84 Ga isotope at the ALTO facility in IPN Orsay (France). The fission fragments were produced ionized with a newly developed laser ion source. With this ion source the ionization of the gallium were separated with the PARRNe mass separator and implanted on a movable mylar tape. Two germanium

Boyer, Edmond

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SENATE COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit  

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Communications 65 48 35% 57 7 1 Earth & Mineral Sciences 26 27 -4% 23 3 0 Education 10 22 -55% 10 0 0 Engineering 15 33% 18 2 0 Hazleton 9 6 50% 7 2 0 Lehigh Valley 8 3 167% 7 1 0 Mont Alto 16 8 100% 12 3 1 New

Yener, Aylin

282

Barbara I. Dewey Dean, University  

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UP Subject Libraries: Architecture Arts & Humanities and News and Microforms Business Earth & Mineral: Abington Harrisburg Altoona Hazleton Beaver Lehigh Valley Berks Mont Alto Brandywine New Kensington DuBois Schuylkill Erie Shenango Fayette Wilkes-Barre Great Valley Worthington Scranton Greater Allegheny York

Yener, Aylin

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Autonomous Robots in SWAT Applications: Research, Design, and Operations Challenges  

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), the Palo Alto ­ Mountain View (California) Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, and the MLB View (California) County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, and the MLB Company to bridge the gap throughout live SWAT field training exercises so that they could simultaneously monitor the command post

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Autonomous Robots in SWAT Applications: Research, Design, and Operations Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the efforts of Stanford University's Aerospace Robotics Laboratory (ARL), the Palo Alto - Mountain View (California) Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, and the MLB Company to bridge the gap between the perception of potential uses of autonomous robots in police SWAT environments and the reality of their application. The ARL researchers were given freedom of

Henry L Jones; Steve Morris

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Rua Pioneiro, 2153, Jardim Dallas Palotina, PR CEP 85.950-000  

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Schmidt Nutrição Rodrigo Sato Nutrição Ana Paula Reway Patologia Gefferson Almeida da Silva Patologia Isabela Fernanda Teixeira Dias Patologia Jamile Cruxen Mothci Patologia Leonardo Ruppenthal Egewarth Patologia Melca Niceia Altoé de Marchi Patologia Paula Konieczniak Patologia Tatiane Caleffo Patologia #12;

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Notas de Aula: Fisica para Biologia: PRELIMINAR Nestor Caticha e Osame Kinouchi  

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Notas de Aula: F´isica para Biologia: PRELIMINAR Nestor Caticha e Osame Kinouchi 17 de abril de´oxima d´ecada. H´a vezes em que a escolha de carreira dos estudantes de biologia ´e descrita usando exemplos de simbiose entre biologia e f´isica que demostram alguns dos pontos altos da

Caticha, Nestor

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A review of magnetic insulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN Los dispositivos de alta energía son diseñados para que funcionen con campos eléctricos y magnéticos extrema- damente altos. Debido a esto, dichos dispositivos presentan fenómenos y comportamientos no lineales, como el aislamiento magnético que altera el transporte de los electrones. La no linealidad ha obligado a analizar y revisar desde el punto de vista matemático las condiciones de frontera

Zósimo Arévalo Velosa; Alexander V. Sinitsyn; Octavio Alejandro Castañeda; Miguel Hernando

2007-01-01

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Preguntas y respuestas acerca del Estudio del Tamoxifeno y Raloxifeno (STAR)  

Cancer.gov

El Estudio del Tamoxifeno y Raloxifeno (STAR, por sus siglas en inglés) es un estudio clínico (un estudio de investigación conducido con voluntarios) diseñado para ver cómo el medicamento raloxifeno (Evista®) se compara con el medicamento tamoxifeno (Nolvadex®) en reducir la incidencia de cáncer del seno en las mujeres con alto riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad.

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STAR inscribe 6.139 Mujeres en el primer año  

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El Estudio del Tamoxifeno y Raloxifeno (STAR) inscribió en el primer año 6.139 mujeres posmenopáusicas con un alto riesgo de desarrollar cáncer de seno en este trascendental estudio para la prevención, que comenzó el primero de julio de 1999.

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The geology and petrology of Volcán San Juan (Nayarit, México) and the compositionally zoned Tepic Pumice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Volcán San Juan is the westernmost Quaternary composite volcano in the Mexican Volcanic Belt. Its activity is divided into three stages of decreasing eruptive volume. During stage-1 activity, the main cone of San Juan and the adjacent Cerro Alto grew to a combined volume of ?60 km3 through eruption of hornblende-bearing andesites, dacites, and rhyodacites. Stage 1 included explosive eruptions

James F Luhr

2000-01-01

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Evaluation of environmental contract adjustment to pig production in Pinhal River Sub-basin  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In 2001, staff and scientists of Embrapa Swine and Poultry Research Center carried out a diagnosis in Alto Uruguai Basin on the number of pig producers with environmental permit. At that time, 95% of farms did not have permission and only 5% of these farms had the proper permission to operate. Becau...

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Evaluation of Adjustment Environmental Contract to Pig Production in Pinhal River Sub-Basin  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In 2001, staff and scientists of Embrapa Swine and Poultry Research Center carried out a diagnosis in Alto Uruguai Basin on the number of pig producers with environmental permit. At that time, 95% of farms did not have permission and only 5% of these farms had the proper permission to operate. Becau...

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Bloch Oscillating Super-Superlattices , S Kobayashic,d  

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Kolasab , G Leea , D Marsa and S J Allenb,c a Agilent Laboratories, Palo Alto, b UCSB,Physics Dept., SantaGaAs/InAlAs superlattice cells allows us to determine the Stark ladder splitting as the superlattice is electrically biased as the Stark ladder is opened. 1. Introduction The terahertz part of the electromagnetic spectrum is marked

Xu, Jing

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VizieR Online Data Catalog: JHKs photometry of ultracompact HII regions (Alvarez+, 2004)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The observations using the AO system ALFA on the 3.5m telescope at the German-Spanish astronomical center on Calar Alto (Spain), were part of the ALFA science verification program. This program was carried out from fall 1999 to fall 2000. The ADONIS observations were carried out in 2000 March. (3 data files).

Alvarez, C.; Feldt, M.; Henning, T.; Puga, E.; Brandner, W.; Stecklum, B.

2005-06-01

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RECUPERAÇÃO DE CATALISADORES DE PLATINA DA CÉLULA A COMBUSTÍVEL DE MEMBRANA POLIMÉRICA TROCADORA DE PRÓTONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO Atualmente, a platina constitui-se como catalisador mais viável para a Célula Combustível de Membrana Polimérica Trocadora de Prótons - PEMFC. Somada à sua significativa importância para esse sistema de energia, está o alto custo desse metal nobre e os efeitos deteriorantes no meio ambiente. Assim sendo, a reciclagem deste material surge como uma alternativa para mitigar os impactos ao

S. H. Fukurozaki; E. S. M. Seo

296

AVALIAÇÃO DA RESISTÊNCIA À OXIDAÇÃO EM ALTAS TEMPERATURAS DE LIGAS FeCr E FeCrAl RECOBERTAS COM LaCrO3  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO Os interconectores cerâmicos à base de LaCrO3 dopado têm sido amplamente usados até agora em células a combustível de óxido sólido (SOFC) mas, além de apresentarem alguns problemas operacionais, o custo de fabricação desses interconectores para obtenção de componentes altamente densos é relativamente alto, e a conformação é difícil. Recentemente, grandes esforços vêm sendo feitos para tornar possível o

M. F. Pillis; E. G. de Araújo; L. V. Ramanathan

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SÍNTESE DE POLIÉSTER PARA APLICAÇÃO EM CÉLULAS A COMBUSTÍVEL DO TIPO PEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO Dos diversos tipos de celulas a combustíveis (CaC), a PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell) se destaca pela versatilidade de aplicações, tanto para uso estacionário como móvel. Entretanto a PEMFC apresenta alto custo de fabricação, com reflexos diretos no custo da energia produzida. Este trabalho propõem a sulfonação do ácido ftalico e polimerização deste com o glicerol, usando como

R. P. Fiuza; D. R. de Souza; R. A. Fiuza; N. M. José; J. S. Boaventura

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NOVEMBER 2004 100-04-006CM  

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Tim Olson Adam Pan Bill Pennington Pat Perez Ann Peterson Heather Raitt Mark Rawson Rob Schlichting of Water Resources California Environmental Protection Agency California Public Utilities Commission City of Burbank City of Del Mar City of Huntington Beach City of Glendale City of Palo Alto City of Riverside City

299

Invat.tur -Universidades Fecha: 21 de marzo de 2013  

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tecnologías hacia un escenario mobile, junto con el alto grado de implantación de las redes sociales, Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas (IUIT) y Director de Programas Redes Sociales en laInvat.tur - Universidades Fecha: 21 de marzo de 2013 El Viajero Social 2013: un análisis global

Escolano, Francisco

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Food and Information Referral Resources in Santa Clara County  

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Church 625 Hamilton Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Tuesday 5:00 PM­6:00 PM Grace Lutheran Church 3149 Waverley 95020 (408) 763-7120 Advent Lutheran Church Tuesday 5:00 PM­6:00 PM 16870 Murphy Ave. Morgan Hill, CA

Su, Xiao

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DIIID National Fusion Program Status and Plans  

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Madison Argonne Ventura Santa Monica Pasadena Irvine Ventura Torrance Del Mar Solana Beach San Marcos La) U.Toronto (Toronto, Canada) Industries Calabasas Creek (CA) CompX (Del Mar, CA) CPI (Palo Alto, CA) #12;NATIONAL FUSION FACILITY DIII­D 247-07/DH/jy DIII-D Mission: To Establish the Scientific Basis

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Study of plasmasphere dynamics using incoherent scatter data from Chatanika, Alaska radar facility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results of the study of Chatanika incoherent scatter radar data and Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory satellite data are reported. Specific topics covered include: determination of the effective recombination coefficient in the auroral E region; determination of the location of the auroral oval; auroral boundary characteristics; and the relationship of auroral current systems, particle precipitation, visual aurora, and radar aurora.

Shelley, E. G.

1975-01-01

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78 FR 33095 - Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Minnesota, (2) Birmingham, Alabama, and (3) Palo Alto, California. Over a two-year period, a study center in each location...groups in each sex-race group, including whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. A sub-study will be conducted among a...

2013-06-03

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Introducing wearable force sensors in martial arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a collaborative effort, the Stanford Taekwondo Program, the Palo Alto Research Center, and Impact Measurement recently developed and introduced sensor technology for the unforgiving environment of the martial arts sparring ring. Our system, called SensorHogu, uses piezoelectric force sensors on body protectors to help Taekwondo judges and referees score tournament matches. We have two objectives for the technology: it

E. H. Chi

2005-01-01

305

Adiabatic TOCSY MAS in Liquids# E. Kupce,a,*  

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1 Adiabatic TOCSY MAS in Liquids# E. Kupce,a,* P. A. Keifer b and M. Delepierre c a Varian Inc., 28, Manor Road, Walton-on Thames, Oxford, UK b Varian Inc., 3120 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA, USA c Lab. RMN,version1-25Jul2007 #12;3 INTRODUCTION The small active volumes and the high sensitivities of Varian

Boyer, Edmond

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Table S1: LCMS Setup for analysis for carbonyl compounds.  

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. Instrument LCMS System Varian 1200L LCMS (Varian, Palo Alto, CA) Pumps Varian Prostar 210 Autoinjector Varian Prostar 410 Variable Volume Column Supelcosil-LC-18, 25cm x 3mm x 5µm Absorbance Spectrophotometer Varian 335 Diode Array Mass Spectrometer Varian 1200 Triple Quadrupole MS Solvents A Water (>18M, Millipore

Meskhidze, Nicholas

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UV-VIS Varian Cary 50 Series  

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UV-VIS Varian Cary 50 Series Spectrophotometer #12;2 1947 Cary 11 UV-Vis 1954 Cary 14 UV 2, circa 1947. In 1966 Cary merged into Varian and in 1972 the Cary operation moved from Monrovia to Varian's main facilities in Palo Alto, California. In 1982 the Cary operation was moved to the Varian

Magee, Joseph W.

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Caratterizzazioni di processo Analisi dendrocronologiche su elementi lignei  

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.baggio@unitn.it. · Prova di tenuta del vuoto, taratura di banchi ottici Dipartimento di Fisica, Laboratorio Servizio recipienti in pressione Dipartimento di Fisica, Laboratorio Servizio officina meccanica e servizio criogenico sistemi da alto vuoto (HV) Dipartimento di Fisica, Laboratorio Gravitazione sperimentale e di fisica delle

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Seismology and Enhanced Geothermal Systems Bruce R. Julian  

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Seismology and Enhanced Geothermal Systems Bruce R. Julian Foulger Consulting, Palo Alto, CA 94306 in geothermal systems, and in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) experiments in particular, although many failure in both natural and exploited geothermal systems. Differential methods are poor for determining

Foulger, G. R.

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ENGENHARIA DE MATERIAIS Coordenador: Prof. Silvia Gonzalez Prolongo  

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Experimentales y Tecnología Leccionada em: Campus de Móstoles Visita Virtual: Campus de Móstoles Instruções Fotos Engenharia de Materiais é ensinada presencialmente em sala de aula. Para obter um alto grau de experimentação

Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

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SOBRE AULAS DE FÍSICA E AMBIENTES DE APRENDIZAGEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: Os primeiros resultados de uma experiência didática utilizando um ambiente de aprendizagem, denominado Espaço Virtual de Aprendizagem (EVA) em apoio a atividades presenciais, realizada no CEFET -Campos\\/RJ apontam que o fórum deste ambiente teve alto nível de aceitação e contribuiu para melhorar a qualidade das aulas de Física no Ensino Médio. Para que essa primeira avaliação tenha sido confirmada

Ernesto Macedo Reis; Marília Paixão Linhares; Norte Fluminense

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Automatic Design of Both Topology and Tuning of a Common Parameterized Controller for Two Families of Plants using Genetic Programming  

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of Plants using Genetic Programming Jessen Yu Genetic Programming Inc., Los Altos, California jyu characteristics of the plant) for two families of plants. The automatically designed controller is created controller for all plants of both families for the integral of the time-weighted absolute error (ITAE

Fernandez, Thomas

313

Corn's cob as a potential ecological thermal insulation material  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tabique construction is one of the main Portuguese traditional building techniques that use earth based building materials. It is peculiar building technique which uses corn's cob as a filling material for the external tabique walls. The existing tabique construction in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region of northeast Portugal was studied to learn from it for modern day construction. The research

Jorge Pinto; Anabela Paiva; Humberto Varum; Ana Costa; Daniel Cruz; Sandra Pereira; Lisete Fernandes; Pedro Tavares; Jitendra Agarwal

2011-01-01

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Being "An Authentic Alteno": Young People in a Bolivian Andean City  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What does it mean to be young in El Alto, a Bolivian shantytown? Based on ethnographic research, this article looks at cultural resilience among young people in a vulnerable urban context. It emphasises how young people value informal youth groups as a tool to valorise their own indigenous culture. This is echoed in the world of adults, implying…

Calestani, Melania

2012-01-01

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DISEÑO E IMPLEMENTACIÓN ÓPTIMA DE PERIFÉRICOS DE DSP CON SYSTEM GENERATOR PARA MICROBLAZE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Con este trabajo pretendemos analizar como se lleva a cabo el diseño de periféricos de DSP utilizando uno de los nuevos entornos de diseño de alto nivel: System Generator for DSP. Así, en este documento el objetivo es mostrar por un lado las características del entorno de diseño y las herramientas utilizadas y por otro la metodología de diseño e

J. Viejo; E. Ostua; M. J. Bellido; J. Juan; A. Millan; P. Ruiz-de-Clavijo; D. Guerrero

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Labor demand and information technologies: evidence for Spain, 1980-2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

Utilizando la base de datos EU KLEMS, se contrasta la hipótesis de complementariedad entre habilidad y capital en los distintos sectores productivos en España en el periodo 1980-2005. Se analizan tres tipos de trabajadores clasificados según su nivel de habilidad sea alto, medio o bajo. Los activos de capital se van a clasificar entre activos TIC (tecnologías de la información

Manuel A. Hidalgo Pérez; Jesús Rodríguez López

2008-01-01

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WATER RECLAMATION AND AUTOMATED WATER QUALITY MONITORING  

EPA Science Inventory

The Santa Clara Valley Water District owns and operates a water reclamation facility located in the Palo Alto Baylands area in Northern California. The purpose of the facility is to provide reclaimed water suitable for injection into the groundwater, thereby providing a salt wate...

318

Ocular toxoplasmosis in the United States: recent and remote infections.  

PubMed

We tested all samples from patients with ocular toxoplasmosis sent to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory from June 2004 through August 2010 for serologic evidence of recent Toxoplasma gondii infection. Of 205 patients aged 10-96 years, 11.7% had recent infection. Many people develop ocular disease soon after T. gondii infection. PMID:25301214

Jones, Jeffrey L; Bonetti, Valerie; Holland, Gary N; Press, Cindy; Sanislo, Steven R; Khurana, Rahul N; Montoya, Jose G

2015-01-15

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LOW-COMPLEXITY RATE-DISTORTION OPTIMIZED VIDEO STREAMING Jacob Chakareski*  

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LOW-COMPLEXITY RATE-DISTORTION OPTIMIZED VIDEO STREAMING Jacob Chakareski* , John Apostolopoulos , and Bernd Girod* Streaming Media Systems Group Hewlett-Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA 94304 * Information for low-complexity rate-distortion (R-D) optimized streaming of packetized video. These techniques enable

Girod, Bernd

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Caracterización de tintas de titanio dopadas con óxidos metálicos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se prepararon tintas de Diisopropoxido de titanio bis(acetilacetonato) por el método sol-gel para aplicar en la elaboración de nanoestructuras mediante la técnica de escritura directa. Esta técnica permite estructurar materiales con alto índice de refracción a escala micro y nanométrica en tres dimensiones mediante extrusión, para elaborar cristales fotónicos. El tratamiento de las nanoestructuras extruidas a temperaturas elevadas para transformarlas

C. R. TUBÍO; F. GUITIÁN; A. GIL

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Echinococcus multilocularis in red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes) of the Italian Alpine region: is there a focus of autochthonous transmission?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the metacestode of Echinococcus multilocularis, is a zoonosis with a wider distribution area than described in the past. Fox populations living in the Alpine regions of Italy had been considered free from this parasite until 2002, when two infected foxes (Vulpes vulpes) were detected in the Bolzano province (Trentino Alto Adige region) near the Austrian border.

A. Casulli; M. T. Manfredi; G. La Rosa; A. R. Di Cerbo; A. Dinkel; T. Romig; P. Deplazes; C. Genchi; E. Pozio

2005-01-01

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La acrilamida en los alimentos y el riesgo de cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Hoja informativa que examina las investigaciones sobre una posible conexión entre la acrilamida en los alimentos y el riesgo de cáncer. La acrilamida es una sustancia química que se encuentra en ciertos alimentos, a niveles especialmente altos en papitas fritas, papas a la francesa y en otros alimentos que se cocinan a temperaturas altas.

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ABSTRACT: GABRIELLI P., BARBANTE C., CARTURAN L., COZZI G., DALLA FONTANA G., DINALE R., DRAG G., GABRIELI J., KEHRWALD N.,  

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., THOMPSON L.G. & TONIDANDEL D., Discovery of cold ice in a new drilling site in the Eastern European Alps in the eastern European Alps from a new drilling site on the glacier Alto dell'Ortles (3859 m, South Tyrol, Italy DRILLING SITE IN THE EASTERN EUROPEAN ALPS (*) School of Earth Sciences, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory

Howat, Ian M.

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Space Applications Subject to Optimal Control and Sensitivity Analysis  

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Space Applications Subject to Optimal Control and Sensitivity Analysis Sven Weikert SADCO Kick. ASTOS software 3. Optimal control and sensitivity analysis for space applications © 2011 Astos Solutions ALTOS) development at MBB (now Astrium ST) and DLR Oberpfaffenhofen. 1991 Continuation at new Institute

Boyer, Edmond

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An efficient numerical model for incompressible two-phase flow in fractured media Hussein Hoteit a,1  

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in fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs [1­6]. In this model, the matrix­fracture mass transfer is describedAn efficient numerical model for incompressible two-phase flow in fractured media Hussein Hoteit a,1 , Abbas Firoozabadi a,b,* a Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA b Yale

Firoozabadi, Abbas

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HP Laboratories 10/19/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:HP Talks:W3 Structure:Forum.doc  

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HP Laboratories 10/19/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:HP Talks:W3 Structure:Forum.doc Giordano Beretta Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Imaging Technology Department 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta/ How the

Beretta, Giordano

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HP Laboratories 2/5/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:EI 97:3016-15:JPEG overheads  

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HP Laboratories 2/5/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:EI 97:3016-15:JPEG overheads 0 Beretta, Vasudev Bhaskaran, Konstantinos Konstantinides, Balas K. Natarajan Hewlett-Packard Laboratories 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304­1126 http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta #12;HP

Beretta, Giordano

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HP Laboratories June 11, 1998 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:HP Talks:W3 Structure:Tendenza.fm  

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HP Laboratories June 11, 1998 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:HP Talks:W3 Structure:Tendenza.fm 0How the Internet will determine the future of publishing! Giordano Beretta Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Imaging Technology Department 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta

Beretta, Giordano

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House painting with NCS in the USA1 Giordano Beretta2  

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House painting with NCS in the USA1 Giordano Beretta2 -- Yoko Nonaka3 1.0 Introduction We recently, 1999 Slides at http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta/Acrobat/Reports/iscc2Slides.pdf 2. Hewlett-Packard, 1501 Page Mill Road, 3U-3, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, beretta@hpl.hp.com 3. Xerox

Beretta, Giordano

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HP Laboratories 2/8/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:EI 97:3018-09:exposureOHP  

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HP Laboratories 2/8/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:EI 97:3018-09:exposureOHP 0Dynamic Exposure Control in Color Scanners Giordano Beretta Hewlett-Packard Company 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta/ in out #12;HP Laboratories 2/8/97 Hiro

Beretta, Giordano

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HP Laboratories 10/17/96 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:Chiba96:OHP:Chiba96  

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HP Laboratories 10/17/96 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:Chiba96:OHP:Chiba96 0Image Processing For Color Facsimile © 1996 Hewlett-Packard Company. All rights reserved. Giordano Beretta Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Imaging Technology Department 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304­1126 http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta

Beretta, Giordano

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HP Laboratories 2/8/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:EI 97:3018-26:wwwOHP Slide 1  

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HP Laboratories 2/8/97 Hiro:Documents:Giordano Beretta:Research:EI 97:3018-26:wwwOHP Slide 1 Giordano Beretta Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Imaging Technology Department 1501 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Giordano_Beretta/ Internet's impacton publishing How to solve

Beretta, Giordano

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Las TICs como factor de inclusión social. Programa aplicado en Galicia, España  

Microsoft Academic Search

Con el avance de la investigación sobre la cohesión social y las personas en colectivos de alto riesgo de exclusión social se torna más relevante el papel jugado por las familias en sus propias perspectivas de inclusión social y vida futura. El colectivo de las personas con diversidad funcional de solicita el correcto funcionamiento de sus grupos de referencia, para

Manoel Baña Castro; Isabel Novo Cortí; Beatríz López González

2010-01-01

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Detecting and Correcting Malicious Data in VANETs Philippe Golle  

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Detecting and Correcting Malicious Data in VANETs Philippe Golle Palo Alto Research Center pgolle@parc.com ABSTRACT In order to meet performance goals, it is widely agreed that vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs time, the easy access to informa- tion afforded by VANETs potentially enables the difficult security

Golle, Philippe

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Adoption of Energy Conservation among California Homeowners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In spring 1977, just as California was emerging from one of the worst droughts in its history, 215 Palo Alto homeowners were interviewed about their views on energy and water conservation, and about the extent to which they had adopted 11 energy-conserving practices (ECP) in the home. The objective was to discover variables both important to…

Leonard-Barton, Dorothy; Rogers, Everett M.

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The Exceptional Poet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the adult education program of Mountain View-Los Altos (California) High School District, elderly patients at skilled nursing care facilities take classes in poetry. The poetry classes are therapeutic in nature, satisfying a real need for these very ill elderly people to express their frustrations, hopes, fears, and joys. All of the…

Barton, Julianne M.

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High Volume Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation  

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High Volume Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation Keynote Automation 2 AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements · Many of the ideas in this presentation were initially jointly developed with Doug Hoffman,as we developed a course on test automation architecture, and in the Los Altos

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Architectures of Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation  

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Architectures of Test Automation 1 High Volume Test AutomationHigh Volume Test Automation Cem Kaner Institute of Technology October 2003 #12;Architectures of Test Automation 2 Acknowledgements developed a course on test automation architecture, and in the Los Altos Workshops on Software Testing

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Internet Research Group, 1999 THE NETWORK PROVIDERS BUSINESS CASE  

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© Internet Research Group, 1999 THE NETWORK PROVIDERS BUSINESS CASE FOR INTERNET CONTENT DELIVERY Peter Christy Vice President Internet Research Group 399 Main St., Los Altos, CA 94022 (650) 559-2103 pchristy@irgintl.com www.irgintl.com #12;The ISP Business Case for Internet Content Delivery Page i

Venkataramani, Arun

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April 15, 2003 / Vol. 28, No. 8 / OPTICS LETTERS 637 Nonlinear photonic crystal microdevices for optical integration  

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Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 94304 Received October 14, 2002 A four-port nonlinear of nonlinear optical bistability in PC defect complexes is particularly attractive for the implementation, with only a few milliwatts of power, has already been proposed in a class of small O l3 PC two-port devices

Fan, Shanhui

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Butterfly diversity and human land use: Species assemblages along an urban grandient  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the distribution and abundance of butterfly species across an urban gradient and concomitant changes in community structure by censusing the butterfly and skipper populations at 48 points within six sites near Palo Alto, California, USA (all former oak woodlands). These sites represent a gradient of urban land use running from relatively undisturbed to highly developed and include a

Robert B. Blair; Alan E. Launer

1997-01-01

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Los estudios de las dietas alimenticias bajas en grasa, altas en fibra y ricas en frutas y vegetales no revelan efecto alguno en la formación de nuevos pólipos colorrectales en personas con antecedentes de pólipos precancerosos  

Cancer.gov

Dos nuevos estudios sobre el impacto nutricional en personas con alto riesgo de desarrollar cáncer colorrectal no mostraron evidencia de que la dieta afecta la formación de pólipos colorectales precancerosos (pólipos adenomatosos o adenomas) en personas a las que ya se les extrajo un pólipo.

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Curriculum Vitae INFORMAZIONI PERSONALI Martina Deturres  

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FORMAZIONE febbraio 2010 ­ marzo 2013 Laureato Magistrale in Intelligenza Artificiale e Robotica "Sapienza" Università di Roma, Roma (Italia) Intelligenza Artificiale, Robotica, Robotica Mobile, Visione e Perfezione Automatico, Pianificazione interazione di azioni ad alto livello, Robotica 18 giugno 2012 ­ 24 giugno 2012

Di Pillo, Gianni

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The Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, Universit de La Sorbonn, Paris, France July 6 -10, 1998  

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is partially supported by Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, San Jose State University and Computer Science San Jose State University, San Jose, California 95192 and Department of Electric set function : R will be called a general measure on U. Elements in will be called measurable sets

Lin, Tsau Young

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Granular Computing: Fuzzy Logic and Rough Sets  

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Science San Jose State University San Jose, California 95192­0103 And Department of Electric Engineering by Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, San Jose State University, NASA Grant NCC2 paper, we generalize the idea to any fuzzy granulation. For convenience of readers, we re­iterate some

Lin, Tsau Young

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An Analysis of Vocal Jazz Repertoire by Three Selected Publishing Companies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) vocal jazz octavos (N = 150) from three publishers in an effort to (a) identify the most prolific arrangers/composers, (b) cite improvisation opportunities, (c) document publisher improvisation markings, (d) indicate repeated titles, (e) identify most popular styles, and…

Baker, Wilbur R., Jr.

2011-01-01

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Nota de prensa CSIC c o m u n i c a c i n  

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constituye una amenaza para los organismos calcificantes (corales y calcificadores planctónicos que los altos niveles de CO2 constituyen también una amenaza para el proceso de respiración aeróbica problemas de calcificación en organismos calcáreos, sino que también es una amenaza para el

Fitze, Patrick

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Analysis of Timing Based Mutual Exclusion with Random Times Eli Gafni # Michael Mitzenmacher +  

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Analysis of Timing Based Mutual Exclusion with Random Times Eli Gafni # Michael Mitzenmacher algorithms that behave well under the # UCLA Computer Science Department, E­mail: eli@cs.ucla.edu Part Alto, CA. E­mail: michaelm@pa.dec.com. Contact: michaelm@pa.dec.com or eli@cs.ucla.edu; Track: Long

Gafni, Eli

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Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population  

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precisely the degree of privacy of in- dividuals on a scale that goes from uniquely identi- fiable to kRevisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population Philippe Golle Palo Alto% of the US population can be uniquely identified by gen- der, ZIP code and full date of birth. This short

Golle, Philippe

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Exploring the land: a comparison of land-use patterns in the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of the western Mediterranean  

Microsoft Academic Search

By examining the patterning of artifacts across a physical landscape, prehistoric behavior regarding choice in land-use can be delineated. Using survey data from three valleys in eastern Spain, the Polop Alto, the Penaguila, and the Alcalá, we evaluate patterns in land-use for the Middle and Upper Paleolithic. Significant differences between the two time periods would support the idea that the

Alexandra Miller; C. Michael Barton

2008-01-01

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The system dynamics of group facilitation and communication : principles and problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper a theory of group facilitation and communication is introduced, based on the work of Gregory Bateson and the Palo Alto schools he founded and inspired. This theory permits an analysis of group facilitation processes on the basis of the same principles that in- form system dynamic model building and simulation. Through this theory existing lists of ap-

Max Visser

2006-01-01

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Avaliação da circulação arterial pela medida do índice tornozelo\\/braço em doentes de úlcera venosa crônica* Evaluation of arterial circulation using the ankle\\/brachial blood pressure index in patients with chronic venous ulcers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: FUNDAMENTOS - As úlceras venosas dos membros inferiores são freqüentes e têm grande impacto na qualidade de vida e produtividade do indivíduo, além de alto custo para a saúde pública. OBJETIVOS - Detecção de alterações arteriais em pacientes de úlcera venosa crônica dos mem- bros inferiores com emprego de método não invasivo, de modo a discriminar aqueles em que

Fabiane Noronha Bergonse; Evandro Ararigboia Rivitti

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Lymphoma Steering Committee Roster  

Cancer.gov

Lymphoma Steering Committee Roster Co-chairs Ranjana Advani, M.D. Stanford University Medical Center Palo Alto, CA Thomas Witzig, M.D. Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Members Stephen Ansell, M.D., Ph.D. Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Michael Crump, M.D. Princess

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Energy & Strategy Group -2011www.energystrategy.it 15 giugno 2011  

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;© Energy & Strategy Group - 2011www.energystrategy.it 3 La potenza annuale installata in Italia con il Il Trentino Alto Adige ha installato solo il 30% della potenza totale installata nel 2010 con il "Decreto Salva Alcoa Tutte le altre Regioni italiane hanno più che raddoppiato la potenza installata nel

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The variability of the large-amplitude internal wave field on the Australian North West Shelf  

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The variability of the large-amplitude internal wave field on the Australian North West Shelf Paul 6009, Australia b Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Alto, CA, USA a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 24 July 2008 Received in revised form 21

Fringer, Oliver B.

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Schools as Sorters: Testing and Tracking in California, 1910-1925.  

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This paper explores the reasons for the rapid adoption of intelligence tests by the public schools, and the historical relationship between testing and ability grouping or tracking. Case studies are presented of three California communities--Oakland, San Jose, and Palo Alto--between 1910 and 1925. These communities have been selected because they…

Chapman, Paul Davis

357

A Spring in their Steps? Possibilities for Professional Renewal through Sport Education in Australian Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on three projects and an accompanying critical research agenda designed to establish and evaluate a new pedagogy in Australian physical education based on the sport education curriculum model first published by Siedentop et al. [Siedentop, D., Mand, C. & Taggart, A. (1986) Physical Education: Teaching and Curriculum Strategies for Grades 5?12 (Palo Alto, Mayfield]. The projects, involving over

Ken Alexander; Andrew Taggart; Stephen Thorpe

1996-01-01

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Agilent Technologies, Inc. 3500 Deer Creek Road  

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Author Jenny Xiao Agilent Technologies, Inc. 3500 Deer Creek Road MC 25U-7 Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA into different subtypes. The quality of total RNA samples was tested using an Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100 prior samples of high quality are essential for good microarray experiments. For this reason, the Agilent Bioana

Richardson, David

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The Journal of Clinical Investigation | August 2003 | Volume 112 | Number 3 407 Introduction  

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Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is an important cause of acute and chronic liver disease (1­5) for which, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA 5 delta virus (HDV) can dramatically worsen liver disease in patients coinfected with hep- atitis B virus

Kay, Mark A.

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Journal of Anxiety Disorders 26 (2012) 233238 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect  

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(i.e., cognitive reappraisal) on PTSD symp- tom severity and positive affect among military Veterans Alvarezc , James J. Grossd a National Center for PTSD & Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto: Emotional clarity Cognitive reappraisal PTSD Emotional awareness Emotion regulation Alexithymia a b s t r

Gross, James J.

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Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2013, pp. 296-314 2013 Guilford Publications, Inc.  

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use and PTSD symptom severity among military veterans in residential treatment for PTSD, we found that University MARCEL O. BONN-MILLER National Center for PTSD & Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto with Posttraumatic Stress Dis- order (PTSD) over-utilize relatively ineffective emotion regulation strategies

Gross, James J.

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Cuadernos de Antropologa, ISSN: 1409-3138, No. 21. Ao 2011 Dej el chianti por el yaj  

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. Palabras clave: Yajé, Banisteriopsis caapi, Ayahuasca, Chamanismo, Colombia Abstract This essay will expose" in Bogota, Colombia. Key words: Yajé, Banisteripsis caapi, Ayahuasca, Shamanism, Colombia Mauro es alto, de.000 personas de la comunidad indígena kuna. 3 El yajé (Banisteriopsis Caapi) o ayahuasca -el nombre con el cual

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Índice mixto de producción industrial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Para los interesados en estudios históricos sobre la economía chilena, la evolución de la producción industrial es una variable fundamental. Ello se debe a la importancia que tiene el sector industrial manufacturero, ya sea por su alto aporte al producto nacional, su potencial de generación de empleo, su encadenamiento con otras actividades, su relación con el avance tecnológico. etc. Este

Andras Uthoff

364

Hacia un framework Orientado a Objetos para Bills of Materials Complejos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las empresas de producción industrial se enfrentan por un lado, a los cambios constantes de las condiciones del mercado, como po r ejemplo, los patrones de demanda, ciclo de vida de los productos mucho más cortos, etc. Por otro, a un mercado global, que requiere que la cadena de suministros, alcance muy altos niveles de eficiencia. Para mantener la competitividad

Marcela Vegetti; Gabriela Henning; Horacio Leone

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Conference Reports  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 1995 Society for Information Display (90) International Symposium is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, technologists, manufacturers, and users of flat panel displays, where virtually all aspects of information displays are presented. The organizers, Richard H. Bruce (Symposium Chair) and Hugo Steemers (Programme Chair) of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, did a magnificent job in arranging a programme

G. P. Crawford

1995-01-01

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LOTTIZZAZIONE CONVENZIONATA Si richiede al candidato di redigere una '"lottizzazione convenzionata" di edilizia  

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destinare alla lottizzazione è pari a circa mq 25.000 Una strada comunale costeggia un lato del lotto. Lungo giardino dove siano collocate alberature d'alto fusto. Con parcheggi privati all'interno del lotto in base libero e ogni 50 mq di terreno privato La forma del lotto sarà proposta a scelta dal candidato Prova

Di Pillo, Gianni

367

The Eighth Continent: A Vision for Exploration of the Moon and Beyond  

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The Eighth Continent: A Vision for Exploration of the Moon and Beyond No¨el M. Bakhtian and Alan H., Palo Alto, California 94306 Four decades have passed since man first set foot on the Moon. The ensuing aspiration quickly faded. Should we return to the Moon? Should we visit some other solar system destination

Alonso, Juan J.

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Semi-Supervised Methods to Predict Patient Survival  

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, 2 Department of Heath and Research Policy, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America An important goal of DNA microarray research is to develop tools to diagnose cancer more common type of lymphoma in adults, and it can be treated by chemotherapy in only approximately 40

Tibshirani, Robeert

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ESCUELA TECNICA SUPERIOR DE INGENIEROS DE TELECOMUNICACI ON PROYECTO FIN DE CARRERA  

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tecnolog´ia microstrip utilizados en sat´elites espaciales. Las altos costes computacionales de los m´etodos sistemas de ecuaciones que en ´el aparecen. De es- ta forma el tiempo de ejecuci´on se reduce de forma

Giménez, Domingo

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Picturing the Future LIBRARY'S ANSEL ADAMS EXHIBIT IGNITES  

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by Elmer R. Drew, who attended the then-young UC Berkeley in the mid-1880s. As University Librarian Tom white box of letters from Elmer R. Drew, recently discovered by his relatives. This is a teenager's view of a campus that was itself a teenager. Mike Drew (Elmer's grandson) and Mary Drew of Los Altos have given

Herr, Amy E.

371

Variables determinantes en el salto vertical  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Mejorar el rendimiento en el salto vertical para muchos científicos, entrenadores o atletas ha sido y sigue siendo un objeto común. Pero esta acción, como bien se sabe, depende de muchas variables, control motor, coordinación intramuscular, acción multiarticular, elevados niveles de fuerza, altos grados de potencia, buena técnica de ejecución y otras. Muchas de las pruebas establecidas para medir

Eduardo Saez; Saez de Villarreal

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Plenary & Invited Reviews & Seminars (2008-2013) Duncan H Mackay Key plenary and invited reviews are given in bold.  

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). 5. International Space Science Institute, Bern Switzerland (August 2008). 6. Seminar at Lockheed Martin Space Science Division, Palo Alto, USA (October 2008). 7. Solar Activity Cycle 24 Workshop, Napa 2008): Plenary. 9. National Astronomy Meeting, UCLAN, UK (March 2009). 10. International Space Science

Mackay, Duncan

373

SÍNTESE E INTEGRAÇÃO DE UM AGREGADO RECONFIGURÁVEL APLICADO A UM ALGORITMO GENÉTICO DISTRIBUÍDO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sistemas em grade e agregados de computadores têm sido amplamente empregados como alternativa para aplicações científicas que necessitam de processamento de alto desempenho. Entretanto, é comum que essas aplicações utilizem apenas uma parte do conjunto de instruções de um processador de propósito geral, comumente encontrado nos nodos dos agregados e grades. Como alternativa este trabalho propõe o fluxo de concepção

Alexandra Aguiar; Fabiano Kist; Márcio E. Kreutz; João Carlos Furtado; Rafael R. Santos; Tatiana G. S. Santos

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Extraccion de Conocimiento Mediante un Algoritmo Genetico Multiobjetivo Estilo  

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Extracci´on de Conocimiento Mediante un Algoritmo Gen´etico Multiobjetivo Estilo Pittsburgh y con t´ecni- cas de optimizaci´on tales como las redes neurona- les [4], [5] y los algoritmos gen´eticos alto grado de interpreta- bilidad, proponemos el uso de algoritmos gen´eticos ya que creemos que

Casillas Barranquero, Jorge

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Simulation Packages Expand Aircraft Design Options  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 2001, NASA released a new approach to computational fluid dynamics that allows users to perform automated analysis on complex vehicle designs. In 2010, Palo Alto, California-based Desktop Aeronautics acquired a license from Ames Research Center to sell the technology. Today, the product assists organizations in the design of subsonic aircraft, space planes, spacecraft, and high speed commercial jets.

2013-01-01

376

Navegación Planificada de un Robot Móvil en Entornos Interiores Desconocidos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: vegacin. Por otro lado las arquitectutasdeliberativas permiten una planificacin a alto nivel de lasmaniobras del robot. ltimamente proliferan la utilizacin decontroladores mixtos que aprovechan las virtudes de cada uno deellas. Para el caso de las arquitecturas parcial o totalmentedeliberativas, el conocimiento del entorno por donde el robotnavega resulta imprescindible. Los mapas a priori del entornoEste trabajo ha sido parcialmente

M. A. Zamora; L. M. Tomás-Balibrea; H. Martínez; A. G. Skarmeta

2000-01-01

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Sistema de control basado en fusion de GPS y odometr´õa para la navegacion autonoma de veh´õculos en plantaciones de vinedos, frutales y campo abierto  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se propone una fusion de estados obtenidos a partir de dos sensores, odometro y GPS, funcionando cada uno con su respectivo tiempo de muestreo, pudiendo coincidir o no con el tiempo de muestreo del sistema controlador. Se pretende que un robot movil navegue en forma autonoma, con alto nivel de robustez, por el centro de corredores formados

Franco Penizzotto; Orlando Alvarez; Daniel Patino; Ricardo Carelli

378

Knee joint loading in forward versus backward pedaling: implications for rehabilitation strategies  

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Knee joint loading in forward versus backward pedaling: implications for rehabilitation strategies R.R. Neptune a,*, S.A. Kautz a,b a Rehabilitation R & D Center (153), VA Palo Alto Health Care pedaling oers theoretical advantages over forward pedaling to rehabilitate common knee disorders. Design

379

Análisis de las economías de escala y alcance en los servicios de acueducto y alcantarillado en Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Una de las principales características del sector de acueducto y alcantarillado en Colombia es el alto nivel de atomización en la prestación de tales servicios. Este nivel es el resultado de los procesos de descentralización de fines de la década de los ochenta y los cambios implementados en los noventa, que modificaron el esquema de prestación al pasar de un

Daniel Revollo; Giovanna Londoño

2010-01-01

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Infraestructura y pobreza: el caso de los servicios públicos en Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introducción. Este trabajo analiza el sistema de servicios públicos domiciliarios en Colombia y su relación con la pobreza. En particular, pretende estudiar la focalización de los subsidios cruzados establecidos en 1994 los cuales buscan que los hogares de ingresos altos financien una parte del consumo de los hogares de ingresos bajos, con el fin de garantizar el acceso y consumo

Mónica Parra Torrado

2011-01-01

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Use of Toradol ® in anorectal surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Toradol® (ketorolac tromethamine; Syntex Labs, Palo Alto, CA) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug introduced for intramuscular injection to control postoperative pain. Its action is peripheral. Therefore, it seemed appropriate to inject it directly into the anal sphincter muscles when these are exposed during anorectal procedures. A total of 60 mg (2 cc) are used, divided among the quadrants resected. Four

Irving M. Richman

1993-01-01

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Intraoperative use of toradol ® facilitates outpatient hemorrhoidectomy  

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Pain after hemorrhoidectomy is widely feared by many patients who are mostly still treated with oral\\/intramuscular narcotics to control their pain postoperatively. PURPOSE: In an effort to decrease posthemorrhoidectomy pain by applying newer methods of analgesia, a prospective trial was conducted to investigate the postoperative analgesic effect of Toradol® (ketorolac tromethamine; Syntex Labs, Palo Alto, CA) injected into the sphincter

Scan O'Donovan; Andrea Ferrara; Sergio Larach; Paul Williamson

1994-01-01

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Site Alias None Network of Conservation Areas (NCA) NCA Site ID NCA Site Name NCA Site Code S.USCOHP*5778 1956  

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(Populus angustifolia), with an understory of western birch (Betula occidentalis), Bebb's willow (Salix bebbiana), wild rose (Rosa woodsii), and mesic forbs, sedges, and grasses. Further from the channel, mixed woodlands of Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) and Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) predominate, extending the forest\\/woodland as much as 100 meters on either side of Rito Alto Creek. At the driest

Sangre de Cristo; San Luis

2009-01-01

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O f f i c e f o r R e l i g i o u s L i f e Dean for Religious Life  

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and be glad in it. * PRAYER OF THE DAY May God be with you. And also with you. Let us pray: GodLennan *HYMN We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE *THE PEACE The peace of God be with you. The first of this quarter's peaceful 30-minute contemplative musical services features the Palo Alto High

Straight, Aaron

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From Mystical Moment to Therapeutic Method: Connections Between Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Counseling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Argues for a connection between psychology of religion, represented by William James, and pastoral counseling, especially as informed by the therapeutic methods of the brief therapy centers in Palo Alto and Milwaukee. Ludwig Wittgenstein, the philosopher, is seen as the key bridge figure between the two. Inspired by the film Six Degrees of Separation, the proposal is made for connective

Donald Capps

1999-01-01

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The Black Mountain asperity: Seismic hazard of the southern San Francisco Peninsula, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

Black Mountain, a 860 m high wedge of Franciscan formation mostly comprising basic-ultrabasic rock SW of Palo Alto and just NE of the San Andreas fault, marks an abrupt bend in the fault at the northern end of a 100 km long segment of the fault that strikes 9° more E-W than the fault to the north or south. It

C. H. Scholz

1985-01-01

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Competencia vía funciones de oferta en el mercado español de producción de energía eléctrica  

Microsoft Academic Search

El alto grado de concentración del mercado español de producción de energía eléctrica y la escasa interconexión de la red existente pone en cuestión el impacto de la liberalización sobre los precios de la energía eléctrica a corto y a medio plazo. Cuando las empresas compiten vía funciones de oferta cualquier precio entre el precio de equilibrio de Coumot y

Diego Moreno

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Lea Popovic 580 Malott Hall Phone: (607)255-6400  

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Alto, CA (6/2003) Bernoulli Society Congress/IMS Meeting, Barcelona, Spain (8/2004) MSRI/2006) SIAM/SMB Life Sciences Conference, Raleigh, NC (8/2006) Teaching Experience · Graduate courses) · Introduction to stochastic processes (spr/2005) · Living in a random world (spr/2006) Teaching assistant

Popovic, Lea

389

Analisi Matematica 1 per Matematica Esercizi decima settimana  

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metro al secondo. Ai piedi della scala c'`e un uomo eretto alto 2 m che si sposta con la scala. All'estremo superiore della scala `e attaccata una lampadina che si muove con la scala strisciando lungo la parete. Con

Marconi, Umberto

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Esercizi settima settimana Calcolare le derivate delle seguenti funzioni  

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metro al secondo. Ai piedi della scala c'`e un uomo eretto alto 2 m che si sposta con la scala. All'estremo superiore della scala `e attaccata una lampadina che si muove con la scala strisciando lungo la parete. Con

Marconi, Umberto

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PRISM: PRecision-Integrated Scalable Monitoring Navendu Jain, Dmitry Kit, Prince Mahajan, Praveen Yalagandula  

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PRISM: PRecision-Integrated Scalable Monitoring Navendu Jain, Dmitry Kit, Prince Mahajan, Praveen of Texas at Austin Palo Alto, CA Abstract This paper describes PRISM, a scalable monitoring ser- vice in the face of network and node failures and for scalability to large systems. PRISM quantifies imprecision

Dahlin, Michael D.

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Using a Model of Social Dynamics to Predict Popularity of News  

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Using a Model of Social Dynamics to Predict Popularity of News Kristina Lerman USC Information Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA tadhogg@yahoo.com ABSTRACT Popularity of content in social. Predicting popularity of content in social media, however, is challenging due to the complex interactions

Lerman, Kristina

393

EL COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL DE MÉXICO: ANTES Y DESPUÉS DEL TLCAN  

Microsoft Academic Search

El TLCAN trajo a México un alto pero breve crecimiento económico en sus primeros años de aplicación. En el pasado la economía y el comercio internacional del país estaba cimentado sobre la venta del petróleo crudo, teniendo una estabilidad importante en él, hasta el declive de sus precio en 1986, hoy en día el TLCAN a provocado un incremento sorprendente

Juan Antonio Herrera Izaguirre; Luis Hernán Lope Díaz; Alma Janeth Badillo Santes; Ramiro Aurelio Escobedo Carreón

2012-01-01

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ANÁLISIS PRELIMINAR DE COMPUESTOS FENÓLICOS Y CAPSAICINOIDES EN VARIEDADES DE CHILE CON DIFERENTE CAPACIDAD PUNGENTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

El chile jalapeño provoca un alto nivel de irritación a diferentes niveles del tracto estomacal en comparación con el chile habanero. A pesar de que el chile habanero presenta una mayor capacidad pungente, no es irritante. A la fecha se desconoce la naturaleza de los compuestos responsables de este efecto. En el presente trabajo se reporta el análisis preliminar de

Salvador Horacio; Guzmán Maldonado; Irineo Torres Pacheco; Mario González Chavira; María Alejandra; Mora Avilés; Guadalupe Herrera Hernández; David Hernández López

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REALCES DE LA INTEGRACIÓN DEL CUENCAS HIDROGRÁFICAS PCJ - FEDERAL Y ESTATAL (BRASIL)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the official beginning of operations of the entire Cantareira System, a complex of four interconnected reservoirs, three of which (Jaguari\\/Jacareí, Cachoeira and Atibainha) are located at the fountainheads of the hydrographic basins of the Piracicaba River and the other (Paiva Castro) in the basin of the Alto Tietê River, and which together guarantee the supply of 50% (31 m³\\/s)

José Roberto Fumach; Francisco Carlos Castro Lahóz; Dalto Favero Brochi

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Combining photogrammetry and laser scanning for the recording and modelling of the Late Intermediate Period site of  

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for archaeological analysis. Ó 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: 3D modelling; Laser scanningCombining photogrammetry and laser scanning for the recording and modelling of the Late This paper describes the 3D modelling of Pinchango Alto, Peru, based on a combination of image and range data

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PUBLICATIONS HENRI EISENBEISS Books and chapters in books  

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of Chichictara, using terrestrial laser scanning and image-based 3D modeling. In: New Technologies over Pinchango Alto - comparison of terrestrial Laser scanning and aerial Photogrammetry. In: New terrestrischen und UAV- Bildern für die 3D-Modellierung des Schlosses Landenberg. Geomatik Schweiz, (9/2008), pp

398

Effect of Voice-Part Training and Music Complexity on Focus of Attention to Melody or Harmony  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effects of choral voice-part training/experience and music complexity on focus of attention to melody or harmony. Participants (N = 150) were members of auditioned university choral ensembles divided by voice-part (sopranos, n = 44; altos, n = 33; tenors, n = 35; basses, n = 38). The music…

Williams, Lindsey R.

2009-01-01

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Ttulos Propios de la UAM (curso acadmico 2007 / 2008) TTULOS PROPIOS DE LA UAM  

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Administración Local Máster de Propiedad Intelectual FILOSOFÍA Y LETRAS Diploma de Formación Superior en Lengua y Migraciones y la Interculturalidad FORMACIÓN Y PROFESORADO Diploma de Formación Superior en Lengua y Literatura neohelénicas Máster en Alto Rendimiento Deportivo MEDICINA Diploma de Formación Superior en

Autonoma de Madrid, Universidad

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El riesgo de disponibilidad de agua en la agricultura: una aplicación a las cuencas del Guadalquivir y del Segura\\/Water Availability Risk in Agriculture: An Application to Guadalquivir and Segura River Basins  

Microsoft Academic Search

La agricultura es un sector clave en la economía rural y constituye un motor de crecimiento en regiones del sur de España capaces de desarrollar un regadío competitivo de alto rendimiento. Este es el caso de determinadas comarcas de la Cuenca del Guadalquivir y del Segura, que no obstante afrontan los problemas derivados de la escasez creciente de agua y

CARLOS DIONISIO PÉREZ BLANCO; CARLOS MARIO GÓMEZ GÓMEZ; ALBERTO DEL VILLAR GARCÍA

2011-01-01

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Ttulos Propios de la UAM (curso acadmico 2013/ 2014) TTULOS PROPIOS DE LA UAM  

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CIRUGÍA ENDOSCÓPICA EN GINECOLOGÍA DIPLOMA DE FORMACIÓN SUPERIOR EN FISIOTERAPIA OSTEOARTICULAR (ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE ESTUDIOS UNIVERSITARIOS LA SALLE) MÁSTER EN ALTO RENDIMIENTO DEPORTIVO MÁSTER EN EDUCACIÓN EXPERTO EN ATENCIÓN TEMPRANA (CENTRO SUPERIOR DE ESTUDIOS UNIVERSITARIOS LA SALLE) EXPERTO EN DIRECCIÓN DE

Autonoma de Madrid, Universidad

402

Annales Geophysicae (2004) 22: 43294350 SRef-ID: 1432-0576/ag/2004-22-4329  

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, Westford, MA 01886, USA 6Space Physics Laboratory, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto was skimming the magnetopause in a post-noon meridian plane for 3 h. During this interval, it made two short excursions and a few partial crossings into the magnetosheath and ob- served quasi-periodic cold ion bursts

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

403

Aguaruna Jivaro Gardening Magic in the  

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Aguaruna Jivaro Gardening Magic in the Alto Rio Mayo, Peru1 Michael F. Brown and Margaret L. Van the growth of their cultivated plants they sing magical gardening songs, perform a set of ritual acts when planting a #12;new garden, and observe certain taboos connected with garden work. Moreover, in attempting

Stoiciu, Mihai

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CAIRN/DARTnet Collaboration David L. Mills  

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CMUNETSTAR CISCO-E BBN IPSILON UDEL MIT ISI DARPAISIE CISCO-W LBL UCB MCI-R ANL TIOC SDSCPARC SRI BELL UCL Naval Research Labs BELL Bellcore PARC Xerox Palo Alto Res Ctr CISCO-E Cisco Systems - East SAIC Science App International CISCO-W Cisco Systems - West SDSC San Diego Supercomp Ctr CMU Carnegie Mellon Univ

Mills, David L.

405

Reading Your Way to Success in Mathematics: A Paired Course of Developmental Mathematics and Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2005 the Lumina Foundation awarded the Alamo Community College District (ACCD), including Palo Alto College, a grant to explore institutional effectiveness with a primary focus on serving student groups that traditionally have faced significant barriers to success. As a result of the award, ACCD staffed an umbrella initiative called "Achieving…

Kirk, Honey; Lerma, Diane

2010-01-01

406

Chiefdoms in northern South America  

Microsoft Academic Search

The multiple and varied trajectories of chiefdom development in northern South America (and adjacent Central America) offer a rich opportunity for evaluating generalizations about the processes of chiefdom development. Sequences of the south coast of Ecuador, the Alto Magdalena, Calima, the Muisca region, Barinas, and the Tairona region are well enough documented to attempt to use in this way. Although

Robert D. Drennan

1995-01-01

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photocredit PlayStation3'SabilitytoblaStdatabetweenchiPS  

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by Rambus Inc., in Los Altos, Calif. Rambus has only recently begun to position itself as a chip squads controlled by artificial intelligence algorithms. And in Gran Turismo HD, a dozen racing cars speed and skid through the streets of Tokyo or on a dusty rally circuit that has the Grand Canyon

Davis, Brian T.

408

Acoustic and Perceptual Measures of SATB Choir Performances on Two Types of Portable Choral Riser Units in Three Singer-Spacing Conditions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under controlled conditions, we assessed acoustically (long-term average spectra) and perceptually (singer survey, listener survey) six performances of an soprano, alto, tenor, and bass (SATB) choir ("N" = 27) as it sang the same musical excerpt on two portable riser units (standard riser step height, taller riser step height) with…

Daugherty, James F.; Manternach, Jeremy N.; Brunkan, Melissa C.

2013-01-01

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Acknowledgments: This work was supported by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacin  

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compared with the traditional R´HK index (derive from the Mount Wilson S index) and calibrated with the R of the Calar Alto Observatory and the SARG spectrograph at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (3.56 m) in La Palma Observatory. Additional spectra for other stars have been obtained in public archives

Complutense de Madrid, Universidad

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INFORMATION PROCESSING 77, B. GILCHRIST, EDITOR NORTH-HOLLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY ( 1977) IFIP,  

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mischief to terrorist attacks to wars. As an example of the underlying thesis, the paper considers, SOME PERSPECTIVES ON NETWORKS--PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE PAUL BARAN Associates Palo Alto, California is discussed. The subject is brought to date with a rationale and suggested approach for building future

Chase, Jeffrey S.

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Modelo para la reduccin del ciclo de desarrollo de software basado en CMM. Francisco J. ALVAREZ.  

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alto costo de implementación de modelos y la disminución de productividad en el período de aprendizaje: Calidad de Software, Procesos de desarrollo, CMM (Capability Maturity Model), KPA's (Key Process Areas desarrollo lograrían el estandarizar procesos e incrementar la calidad de los productos. Para adoptar el CMM

Weitzenfeld, Alfredo

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Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico Coordinacin de Universidad Abierta y Educacin a Distancia  

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afecta la productividad de los individuos y su capacidad de generar ingresos originando un mayor consumo de servicios sociales y de salud de alto costo. De aquí surge el modelo de promoción de la salud en servicios de salud influyen en la calidad de vida entendida como esa integración e independencia funcional

Islas, León

413

Comercialización de harina de trigo industrial en la costa Atlántica: Caso de estudio  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este caso ilustra la decisión a la que se enfrenta una empresa colombiana de ingresar a un mercado con alto potencial, en el cual su participación es casi nula. Se analizan las condiciones de la empresa, el mercado y el entorno, como paso inicial para la toma de una decisión que le puede exigir un cambio radical en sus operaciones

JUAN ANTONIO GUDZIOL; DIANA PATRICIA CALZADA; DIANA PATRICIA JIMÉNEZ; PAOLA ANDREA ROZO

2008-01-01

414

LA GESTIÓN LOGÍSTICA EN LOS SERVICIOS, ELEMENTO CLAVE EN LA SATISFACCIÓN DEL CLIENTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

En el mundo, existe una alta competencia ante un cliente más exigente y selectivo, por lo que se necesita imperiosamente que las empresas dedicadas a esta esfera adquieran una alta competitividad, ya que en estos momentos existen muchas dificultades en cuanto al cumplimiento del nivel deseado en los servicios que se prestan y los altos costos asociados a estos, siendo

Milagros Pérez Pravia; Elisa Leyva Cardeñosa; Maura Leyva Rodríguez

2009-01-01

415

House Painting with NCS in the USA1 Giordano Beretta & Yoko Nonaka  

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House Painting with NCS in the USA1 Giordano Beretta & Yoko Nonaka 1760 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA.0 Abstract We recently had to repaint our house. Like many traditional houses, also ours was painted for their house or apartment the last time they had to paint. We were sur- prised to invariably receive the same

Beretta, Giordano

416

Rehabilitation Engineering Center with Research in Controls and Interfaces for Severely Disabled People. Progress Report for Third Year Grant, September 30, 1980-September 29, 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Rehabilitation Engineering Center (Palo Alto, California) has developed a wide range of patient services which provide assistance to the disabled community in northern California and various research activities which have had impact on the disabled population nationally. The Center has three philosophical goals: to assist each child toward as…

LeBlanc, Maurice A.

417

The Design and Application of Structured Types in Yuhong Xiong  

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The Design and Application of Structured Types in Ptolemy II Yang Zhao Yuhong Xiong Edward A. Lee in Ptolemy II Yang Zhao, Yuhong Xiong, Edward Lee, Fellow, IEEE, Xiaojun Liu, and Lizhi C. Zhong Abstract. Xiong is with the HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA (phone: 650-236-4741; e-mail: yuhong.xiong

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A Response To: THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES  

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A Response To: THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES Questions and Answers on Direct Machinery Member, League of Women Voters of Palo Alto, California #12;Executive Summary. The Q & A written by the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and posted on their website contains a number

Schneier, Bruce

419

Int J Comput Vis DOI 10.1007/s11263-007-0050-3  

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Kanade Received: 6 April 2006 / Accepted: 1 March 2007 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007. Matthews · T. Kanade The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA-mail: iainm@cs.cmu.edu T. Kanade e-mail: tk@cs.cmu.edu J. Xiao Epson Palo Alto Laboratory, Epson Research

Cohn, Jeffrey F.

420

Exploiting locality in a TMS Johan de Kleer  

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Exploiting locality in a TMS Johan de Kleer Xerox Palo Alto Research Center 3333 Coyote Hill Road of the knowledge representation of the problem solver to the TMS. The TMS then uses this local- ity information follows from the formulae. Our TMS exploits the observation that if the set of propositional formulae

de Kleer, Johan

421

Precambrian Research 238 (2013) 1841 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect  

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and dioritic enclaves of the ca. 2130 Ma Alto Maranhão suite: Evidence for a major juvenile crustal addition Mantle wedge melting High-Mg tonalites and diorites Brazil a b s t r a c t Combined field observations and commingled dioritic mafic magmatic enclaves (MME), occupies an esti- mated area of >300 km2 in the southern

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991295/2006-DR/SC UniversitrioUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina -Novembro de 2011 -N 422  

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- Novembro de 2011 - Nº 422 Amigos do Hospital p. 3 e 5 Saúde Segurança em alto mar p. 10 Pesca Medicina na de Governança Eletrônica e Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (SeTIC) Os estudantes, com 67

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

423

A Human-Curated Annotation of the Candida albicans Genome  

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Francisco, California, United States of America, 2 Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Francisco, California, United States of America, 5 The Sanger Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6 University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, 15 Department of Molecular

Ford, James

424

vol. 181, no. 5 the american naturalist may 2013 Evolution of Increased Survival in RNA Viruses  

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when VSV populations specialized on human epithelial carcinoma (HeLa) cells, whereas this trait to shorter-lived HeLa monolayers and/or rapid cell-to-cell spread of viruses on HeLa cells in tissue culture Specialized on Cancer-Derived Cells C. Brandon Ogbunugafor,1,2, * Barry W. Alto,1,3 Thomas M. Overton,1

Turner, Paul

425

Future of the Grid Massoud Amin*, D.Sc.  

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1986­1992 Electric Network Outages 1984­2000 101 100 10-1 10-2 1 10 100 1,000 10,000 Loss Per event of Electrical & Computer Engineering Center for the Dev. of Technological leadership University of Minnesota was at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, CA . EPRI's support and feedback from colleagues

Amin, S. Massoud

426

The School of Music of the College of Arts and Sciences  

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and Jordan Foster, trumpet Katie Johnson, horn Alex van Duuren, trombone Kelly Thomas, tuba Petite Suite, L Quartet Junwen Jia, soprano saxophone; Ryan Bright, alto saxophone; Alex Mink, tenor saxophone; Nick Lloyd and is currently pursuing his MM in trumpet performance. He attends the University of Tennessee where he holds

Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

427

QTYUIOPNATIONAL FUSION FACILITY DIII-D National Fusion Program  

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New York Boston Hanover Bethlehem, Lancaster College Park Los Alamos Madison Argonne Ventura Santa. Toronto (Toronto, Canada) Industries Calabasas Creek (CA) CompX (Del Mar, CA) CPI (Palo Alto, CA) Digital) Lehigh (Bethlehem, PA) Maryland (College Park, MD) Mesa College (San Diego, CA) MIT (Boston, MA) Palomar

428

Development of Burning Plasma and Advanced Scenarios  

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. of Kiel (Kiel, Germany) U. Toronto (Toronto, Canada) US Industries CompX (Del Mar, CA) CPI (Palo Alto, CA Tech (Atlanta, GA) Hampton (Hampton, VA) Lehigh (Bethlehem, PA) Maryland (College Park, MD) MIT (Boston Bethlehem College Park Sandia Los Alamos Madison Argonne LA Area Santa Monica Pasadena Irvine San Diego Area

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FIRST Quantum-(1980)-Computing DISCOVERY in Siegel-Rosen-Feynman-A.-I. Neural-Networks: Artificial(ANN)/Biological(BNN) and Siegel FIRST Semantic-Web and Siegel FIRST ``Page''-``Brin'' ``PageRank'' PRE-Google Search-Engines!!!  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Belew[Finding Out About, Cambridge(2000)] and separately full-decade pre-Page/Brin/Google FIRST Siegel-Rosen(Machine-Intelligence/Atherton)-Feynman-Smith-Marinov(Guzik Enterprises/Exxon-Enterprises/A.-I./Santa Clara)-Wunderman(H.-P.) [IBM Conf. on Computers and Mathematics, Stanford(1986); APS Mtgs.(1980s): Palo Alto/Santa Clara/San Francisco/(1980s); MRS Spring-Mtgs.(1980s): Palo Alto/San Jose/San Francisco/(1980-1992) FIRST quantum-computing via Bose-Einstein quantum-statistics(BEQS) Bose-Einstein CONDENSATION (BEC) in artificial-intelligence(A-I) artificial neural-networks(A-N-N) and biological neural-networks(B-N-N) and Siegel[J. Noncrystalline-Solids 40, 453(1980); Symp. on Fractals, MRS Fall-Mtg., Boston(1989)-5-papers; Symp. on Scaling, (1990); Symp. on Transport in Geometric-Constraint (1990)

Rosen, Charles; Carl-Ludwig Siegel, Edward; Feynman, Richard; Wunderman, Irwin; Smith, Adolph; Marinov, Vesco; Goldman, Jacob; Brine, Sergey; Poge, Larry; Schmidt, Erich; Young, Frederic; Goates-Bulmer, William-Steven; Lewis-Tsurakov-Altshuler, Thomas-Valerie-Genot

2013-03-01

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Constraints on an Optical Afterglow and on Supernova Light Following the Short Burst GRB 050813  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We report early follow-up observations of the error box of the short burst 050813 using the telescopes at Calar Alto and at Observatorio Sierra Nevada (OSN), followed by deep VLT/FORS2 I-band observations obtained under very good seeing conditions 5.7 and 11.7 days after the event. No evidence for a GRB afterglow was found in our Calar Alto and OSN data, no rising supernova component was detected in our FORS2 images. A potential host galaxy can be identified in our FORS2 images, even though we cannot state with certainty its association with GRB 050813. IN any case, the optical afterglow of GRB 050813 was very faint, well in agreement with what is known so far about the optical properties of afterglows of short bursts. We conclude that all optical data are not in conflict with the interpretation that GRB 050813 was a short burst.

Ferrero, P.; Sanchez, S. F.; Kann, D. A.; Klose, S.; Greiner, J.; Gorosabel, J.; Hartmann, D. H.; Henden, A. A.; Moller, P.; Palazzi, E.; Rau, A.; Stecklum, B.; Castro-Tirado, A. J.; Fynbok J. P. U.; Hjorth, J.; Jakobsson, P.; Kouveliotou, C.; Masetti, N.; Pian, E.; Tanvir, N. R.; Wijers, R. A. M. J.

2006-01-01

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Cyclic organization of stable periodic and chaotic pulsations in Hartley's oscillator  

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. Freire a,b , Jason A.C. Gallas a,b,c,d, a Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91052 Erlangen, Germany d Instituto de Altos Estudos da Paraíba, Rua Infante Dom Henrique 100-1801, 58039-150 João Pessoa, Brazil a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 25

Gallas, Jason

432

Nuevo estudio relaciona a los índices de utilización de servicios de atención médica más que a la biología con las desigualdades en salud por cáncer colorrectal  

Cancer.gov

Los índices más altos de incidencia y mortalidad por cáncer colorrectal que experimentan los afroamericanos pueden deberse principalmente a las diferencias en la utilización de servicios médicos y en menor proporción a la biología, según un nuevo estudio dirigido por investigadores del NCI. Índices más bajos de seguimiento podrían resultar en un retraso del diagnóstico y de tratamiento y en un aumento de la mortalidad.

433

Total variation cutoff in birth-and-death chains  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cutoff phenomenon describes a case where a Markov chain exhibits a sharp transition in its convergence to stationarity. Diaconis [Proc Natl\\u000a Acad Sci USA 93(4):1659–1664, 1996] surveyed this phenomenon, and asked how one could recognize its occurrence in families\\u000a of finite ergodic Markov chains. Peres [American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Research Workshop, Palo Alto. http:\\/\\/www.aimath.org\\/WWN\\/mixingtimes, 2004] noted that a

Jian Ding; Eyal Lubetzky; Yuval Peres

2010-01-01

434

New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE VERBAL ICON; Studies in the Meaning of Poetry. By William Kurtz Wimsatt, Jr. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1954. pp. xviii+299. $4.00.THEORY OF PROSODY IN EIGHTEENTH?CENTURY ENGLAND. By Paul Fussell, Jr. Connecticut College Monograph No. 5. New London, Connecticut: Connecticut College, 1954; pp. x+170. $3.50.PERMANENCE AND CHANGE, AN ANATOMY OF PURPOSE. By Kenneth Burke. (Revised Edition). Los Altos, California:

Wallace A. Bacon; Charlotte Lee; Marie Hochmuth; Ray Nadeau; Owen M. Peterson; Hollis L. White; Arthur L. Woehl; James L. Jackson; Albert E. Johnson; Joseph D. Batcheixer; E. J. West; Richard Woellhaf; Henry L. Mueller; Willard Bellman; William R. Gondin; Elwood Murray; Wilhelmina G. Hedde; Lester L. Hale; George P. Rice Jr; Arleigh B. Williamson; Harold P. Zelko; Lindsay S. Perkins; S. J. Crandell; Martin Maloney; Kenneth Harwood; Ross Scanlan; Milton Dickens; Franklyn S. Haiman

1954-01-01

435

Hoja de trabajo--"Imitando" Liste las maneras en las que su nio se parece a usted  

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? Características personales y conducta: Baja autoestima Conducta de alto riesgo Uso del alcohol y del tabaco en una niño son alcohólicos, escriba un punto para ese niño. ________ 2. Problema de conducta a temprana edad a su niño el tipo de conducta que usted espera de él. ________ Por lo general usted no sabe donde anda

436

Simulating the impact of socio-economic trends on threatened Iberian wolf populations Canis lupus signatus in north-eastern Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The IP4 highway and the new projected road network have been changing the critical Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) habitat in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region (north-eastern Portugal). A holistic stochastic dynamic methodology (SDM) was developed for predicting changes in Iberian wolf population due to the new highways construction, increasing road traffic density and urbanization. The ecological indicators for wolf

Mário Santos; Carla Vaz; Paulo Travassos; João Alexandre Cabral

2007-01-01

437

Development of anthropomorphic musical performance robots: From understanding the nature of music performance to its application to entertainment robotics  

Microsoft Academic Search

During several decades, the research at Waseda University has been focused on developing anthropomorphic robots able of performing musical instruments. More recently, the authors have succeeded in developing a human-like robot able of playing the alto saxophone. As a result of our research efforts, the Waseda flutist robot WF-4RIV and the Waseda saxophonist robot WAS-1 have been designed to reproduce

Jorge Solis; Klaus Petersen; Takeshi Ninomiya; Masaki Takeuchi; Atsuo Takanishi

2009-01-01

438

Isotopic Signatures of Neoproterozoic to Cambrian Ultrapotassic Syenitic Magmas, Northeastern Brazil: Evidence for an Enriched Mantle Source  

Microsoft Academic Search

Neoproterozoic to Cambrian ultrapotassic (K2O up to 13 wt%) peralkalic alkali-feldspar-rich syenitic plutons were emplaced along the boundary between the Cachoeirinha-Salgueiro and Alto Pajeu tectonostratigraphic terranes of the Borborema structural province, northeastern Brazil. Syenite and alkalic pyroxenitic magmas coexisted in these plutons, which locally carry mica pyroxenite xenoliths. In the Triunfo batholith, the largest peralkalic pluton in the region, syenites

Valderez P. Ferreira; Alcides N. Sial; Leon E. Long; Christian Pin

1997-01-01

439

Three Verses Richard Silverman  

E-print Network

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Piano 1 Three Verses Mi Ya Ya pa pa cha ba ba bim bim mo - bim bim cha bam bam Ya Mi Ya pa pa ba cha ba bim mo - bim bim bim bam cha bam Ya Mi Ya pa pa ba cha ba bim mo - bim bim bim bam cha bam Mi Ya Ya pa pa ba cha ba bim mo - bim bim bim cha bam bam ya ba - ya ei- pa pa lim

Cytron, Ron K.

440

Large--scale coronal heating by the dynamic, small--scale magnetic  

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.A. Shine 1 , T.D. Tarbell 1 , N.E. Hurlburt 1 1 Stanford­Lockheed Institute for Solar and Astrophysics (H1­ 12/252), 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94034 2 Solar Physics Research Corporation, 4720 Calle Desecada, Tuc­ son, AZ 85718 3 Code 7672, E.O. Hulburt Center for Space Reserach, Naval Re­ search

Schrijver, Karel

441

Proposed Metering and Instrumentation Monitoring and Analysis Plan and Budget: Alamo Community College District  

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ESL-TR-02/04-03 Proposed Metering and Instrumentation Monitoring and Analysis Plan and Budget Alamo Community College District San Antonio College St. Phillip's College Palo Alto College Southwest College W. Houston Administration Building W... to extract and format the existing EMS data sequence, push the data to ESL's network and load it into ESL's databases. There are three sites, West Houston Administration Building, the West Sheridan Administration Building and St. Phillip's College Southwest...

O'Neal, D. L.; Carlson, K. A.; Sweeney, J., Jr.; Milligan, K.

2002-01-01

442

The Intersection of Sculpture, Scripture and Salvation at the Romanesque Cathedral in Sovana, Italy  

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Diocesi dell?Alto Lazio (Corpus della scultura altomedieval), figure 313. Figure 90: Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, c. 176 CE, Museo Capitolino, Rome. Source: Stokstad, Art History, figure 6-60. Figure 91: Equestrian Statue of a Carolingian... library system at the University of Kansas; the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence; the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome; the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana; La Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici Artistici di Siena; the Avery Library at Columbia University...

Greenwood, Jill Vessely

2009-08-28

443

Luca Cossaro -M31 Italia s.r.l. SISTEMA INTEGRATO/DISTRIBUITO DI  

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/TEMPORANEO Wi-Fi ZigBee Mesh ZigBee Mesh LUCA COSSARO - M31 ITALIA S.R.L. 429/11/2010 #12;CARATTERISTICHE dei materiali utilizzati · In cui gli impianti non possano essere modificati · Alto numero di Mote ZigBee-esistenti LUCA COSSARO - M31 ITALIA S.R.L. 729/11/2010 #12;ACQUISIZIONE DEI DATI · Mobile / Temporanea · ZigBee

Schenato, Luca

444

The 1.35-kb and 7.5-kb Duffy mRNA Isoforms Are Differently Regulated in Various Regions of Brain, Differ by the Length of Their 5* Untranslated Sequence, but Encode the Same Polypeptide  

Microsoft Academic Search

part, from the 1.35-kb transcript by the use of a different polyadenyl- ation site. 1.7 kb of the DARC 5* flanking region was isolated by genome The Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC) is a seven- walking using a promoter finder kit from Clontech (Palo Alto, CA) transmembrane domain glycoprotein of 35-45 kD that functions as (sequences available in Genebank,

Roderick A. F. MacLeod; Willy G. Dirks; Hans G. Drexler

445

Evaluation of respiratory movement during gated radiotherapy using film and electronic portal imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a commercial system1 in reducing respiration-induced treatment uncertainty by gating the radiation delivery. 1Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.Methods and Materials: The gating system considered here measures respiration from the position of a reflective marker on the patient’s chest. Respiration-triggered planning CT scans were obtained for 8 patients (4 lung, 4 liver) at

E. C Ford; G. S Mageras; E Yorke; K. E Rosenzweig; R Wagman; C. C Ling

2002-01-01

446

Bplans.com Sample Business Plans  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Palo Alto Software, Bplans.com offers this collection of Sample Business Plans to help small and medium-sized businesses reach their financial goals. Exemplary company histories, mission statements, sales objectives, and product descriptions are available in addition to advice on business start ups, marketing, and "Cash v. Profit"--a real-life illustration of typical financial pitfalls. Users may also benefit from an annotated list of business planning links.

447

A review of "Nuns’ Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy." by K. J. P. Lowe  

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Press, 2003. xvi + 437 pp. + 42 illus. $90.00. Review by THOMAS WORCESTER, COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS. Vernacular chronicles of three convents form the basis of this study: Santa Maria delle Vergini (Venice), known as Le Vergini; Santa Maria.... This book makes a solid contribution to further growth of the field. Though some of its interpretive framework may not be alto- gether persuasive, the volume succeeds admirably in underscoring the impor- tance of previously ignored sources. Thomas Kranidas...

Thomas Worcester

2005-01-01

448

PERSPECTIVAS DE UTILIZAÇÃO DE SISTEMAS MICROELETROMECÂNICOS (MEMS) VISANDO A INTEGRAÇÃO GPS\\/INS DE BAIXO CUSTO  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Em levantamentos geodésicos, a integração GPS\\/INS enfrenta desafios em relação a questões de alto custo dos instrumentos e ausência de recursos computacionais específicos. A utilização de dispositivos de baixo custo, baseados em tecnologia MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems), procura a redução do custo instrumental. Desta forma, utilizou-se um dispositivo de baixo custo contendo acelerômetros baseados em MEMS. Entretanto, os sensores

SANDRO REGINATO SOARES DE LIMA; CLÁUDIA PEREIRA KRUEGER

2002-01-01

449

Energy consumption characterization as an input to building management and performance benchmarking - a case study PPT  

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de Quental, N?199, 3000 ? 033 Coimbra, Portugal 2School of Technology and Management - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria Morro do Lena - Alto do Vieiro, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal Email: hbernardo@inescc.pt Abstract: The present paper aims... in the European Union. In Portugal, residential and service buildings represent about 60% of the electricity consumed, and about 30% of the total primary energy. Higher education institutions generally own a large stock of buildings which results in a...

Bernardo, H.; Neves, L.; Oliveira, F.; Quintal, E.

2012-01-01

450

Drainage and reclamation of salt-affected soils in the bardenas area, Spain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chapter 1The Ebro basin is situated in north-eastern Spain and forms a geographic unit bounded by high mountains. The Bardenas area lies in the Ebro basin and forms part of the Bardenas Alto - Aragón irrigation scheme, which was designed to make use of the surface water resources from the Pyrenees.Chapter 2The Ebro basin is a tertiary sedimentation basin in

J. Martinez Beltran

1978-01-01

451

Siempre hubo clases: clases medias y modernización en la literatura hispánica decimonónica  

E-print Network

parte de la aristocracia como estrato alto de la sociedad. Al mismo tiempo, la Revolución Industrial también hizo que durante el siglo XIX se diera un gran crecimiento de los núcleos urbanos gracias a los avances en la tecnología y el nivel de vida... Latina se da una ambivalencia de pensamiento: se considera que para que exista un verdadero avance histórico latinoamericano, se debe importar de Europa y de Estados Unidos, ya sea gente, tecnología o sistemas filosóficos (34). Con esto se 18...

Gomis-Izquierdo, Vicente

2008-01-02

452

PACT: An Experiment in Integrating Concurrent Engineering Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Palo Alto Collaborative Testbed (PACT) is a laboratory for joint experimentation incomputer-aided concurrent engineering being pursued by research groups at Stanford University,Lockheed, Hewlett-Packard, and Enterprise Integration Technologies. The current prototypeintegrates four preexisting concurrent engineering systems into a common framework. Eachindividual system is used to model different aspects of a small robotic manipulator, and toreason about them from a different...

Mark R. Cutkosky; Robert S. Engelmore; Richard E. Fikes; Michael R. Genesereth; Thomas R. Gruber; William S. Mark; Jay M. Tenenbaum; Jay C. Weber

1993-01-01

453

Properties of the population of field galaxies at medium redshift  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Calar Alto Deep Imaging Survey (CADIS), over 8000 galaxies were observed within an area of 435.2 arcmin2. On the basis of 17 oberved filters they were classified according to redshift and spectral energy distribution. In this work we present analysis of the population of galaxies in the redshift range of 1.1 > z > 0.1. For late type

Bernd Max Friedrich von Kuhlmann

2002-01-01

454

Mary's Hymn PETER BIRD Adagio q = 70  

E-print Network

Lauridsen SOPRANO ALTO TENOR BASS My soul dothmag ni- fy- the Lord, and my spi rit- hath re joic- ed- in God my My soul doth mag ni- fy- the Lord, and my spi rit- hath re joic- ed- My soul doth mag ni- fy- the Lord, and my spi rit- My soul doth mag ni- fy- the Lord, 7 S. A. T. B. Sav iour.- For He hath re gard

Bird, Peter

455

SPECIALSECTION BIOTROPICA 36(1): 719 2004  

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densidad de a´rboles, lianas, y palmas en dos tipos de suelo que difieren en fertilidad. Usamos ecuaciones densidad y AGB estimada de lianas fueron similares entre sitios, pero la densidad y AGB de a´rboles y´s alto y densidad de lianas y palmas fue ma´s bajo en los Entisols de mayor fertilidad que los Ultisols

Chave, Jérôme

456

The Condor 112(4):744753 The Cooper Ornithological Society 2010  

E-print Network

por un incremento en la cobertura y la densidad de graminoideas (con evidencia de un efecto cuadrático que invirtió la relación a niveles altos), por una disminución en la densidad de árboles (también con efecto cuadrático), por una disminución en la cobertura y densidad de ar- bustos, y por un incremento en

Stouffer, Phil

457

Search for Outer Massive Bodies around Transiting Planetary Systems: Candidates of Faint Stellar Companions around HAT-P-7  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present results of direct imaging observations for HAT-P-7 taken with the Subaru HiCIAO and the Calar Alto AstraLux. Since the close-in transiting planet HAT-P-7b was reported to have a highly tilted orbit, massive bodies such as giant planets, brown dwarfs, and a binary star are expected to exist in the outer region of this system. We show that there

Norio Narita; Tomoyuki Kudo; Carolina Bergfors; Makiko Nagasawa; Christian Thalmann; Bun'ei Sato; Ryuji Suzuki; Ryo Kandori; Markus Janson; Miwa Goto; Wolfgang Brandner; Shigeru Ida; Lyu Abe; Joseph Carson; Sebastian E. Egner; Markus Feldt; Taras Golota; Olivier Guyon; Jun Hashimoto; Yutaka Hayano; Masahiko Hayashi; Saeko S. Hayashi; Thomas Henning; Klaus W. Hodapp; Miki Ishii; Gillian R. Knapp; Nobuhiko Kusakabe; Masayuki Kuzuhara; Taro Matsuo; Michael W. McElwain; Shoken M. Miyama; Jun-Ichi Morino; Amaya Moro-Martin; Tetsuo Nishimura; Tae-Soo Pyo; Eugene Serabyn; Takuya Suenaga; Hiroshi Suto; Yasuhiro Haruhi Takahashi; Michihiro Takami; Naruhisa Takato; Hiroshi Terada; Daigo Tomono; Edwin L. Turner; Makoto Watanabe; Toru Yamada; Hideki Takami; Tomonori Usuda; Motohide Tamura

2010-01-01

458

Advances in the proposed electromagnetic zero-point field theory of inertia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A NASA-funded research effort has been underway at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto and at California State University in Long Beach to develop and test a recently published theory that Newton's equation of motion can be derived from Maxwell's equations of electrodynamics as applied to the zero-point field (ZPF) of the quantum vacuum. In this ZPF-inertia

Bernhard Haisch; Alfonso Rueda; H. E. Puthoff

1998-01-01

459

188 Oliveira et al. Quim. Nova SISTEMA DE INJEO EM FLUXO ESPECTROFOTOMTRICO PARA MONITORAR PERXIDO DE  

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photodegradation of organic contaminants in photo- Fenton processes (Fe2+ /H2O2/UV). Sample is injected manually (Fe2+ /H2O2/UV) tem atraído grande inte- resse no tratamento de efluentes devido ao seu alto poder a reação foto-Fenton depende da concentração de H2O2, o desenvolvimento de um procedimento automatizado

Jardim, Wilson de Figueiredo

460

News and Recent Publications  

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); y seis artículos sobre el concepto del ''musical'' y su vínculo con la semiótica. Tablas 4/86. Incluye: Gloria Parrado, "Por un teatro abierto"; Osvaldo Cano, "Teatro universitario: apuntar a lo alto"; Francisco Garzón Céspedes, "Libreto No. 12... as John Reed, and Daniel Valdez as El Lavaplatos. The dramatic dialogue will be spoken in English, while the corridos will be sung in Spanish, with the music provided by Los Camperos, the country's premier mariachi group. "Corridos" is made possible...

1987-04-01

461

Revision of the status of various bird species occurring or reported in Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following species are added to Colombia's bird checklist: Parkinson's Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni; Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorrhoa; Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus; Tapaculo Scytalopus sp. (Alto de Pisones bird); and Black-and-white Tanager Conothraupis speculigera. The following species are removed: Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea, Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa; Amazonian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium hardyi; Long-tailed Hermit Phaethornis superciliosis; Spot-tailed Antwren Herpsilochmus sticturus; Caribbean Martin

Thomas Donegan; Paul Salaman; David Caro

2009-01-01

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Network Friendly P2P-TV: The Napa-Wine Approach L. Abeni2, A. Bakay4, M. Biazzini2, R. Birke1, E. Leonardi1, R. Lo Cigno2, C. Kiraly2, M. Mellia1,  

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Network Friendly P2P-TV: The Napa-Wine Approach L. Abeni2, ´A. Bakay4, M. Biazzini2, R. Birke1, E Ltd, Hungary; 5 LightComm s.r.l, Italy I. BACKGROUND & SCENARIO P2P-TV systems have become part. Fig. 1. Logical architecture of a P2P live streaming system interacting with an ALTO server The Napa

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El teatro en Lima: Lima es el Perú  

E-print Network

, ENAD, languidece con su exiguo presupuesto que sólo atiende su mísera planilla. En la política nacional de austeridad, por lo de la crisis del endeudamiento de nuestros pueblos, la cultura es la más castigada; de tal suerte que, además, si un... de tramoya: ingenio, truco, etc., que sirve para crear mejor la ilusión de una realidad, como diría Tennessee Williams. El muy alto costo de alquiler de las salas y la escasez de ellas, obliga a los grupos a trabajar en locales institucionales...

Dí az, Gré gor

1985-10-01

464

Teatro 1979 en Buenos Aires  

E-print Network

dentemente los autores no se desalientan ante el desafío que significa hoy estrenar, por las muchas dificultades, el alto costo de la producción teatral, el elevado alquiler de las salas, la disminución general de espectadores, los problemas de difusión... que merecen los mejores actores, no siempre pueden tenerlos, por falta de presupuesto de producción; y a su vez, excelentes actores dispersan sus energías en espectáculos no merecedores de su talento, o que no aportan nada a nuestro desarrollo...

Seibel, Beatriz

1980-10-01

465

La Escuela Municipal de Arte dramático de Buenos Aires y su experiencia educativa (1984-1990)  

E-print Network

, requerían un alto costo. Porque la magnitud del aliento que recibíamos de las autoridades para llevar adelante el proyecto de renovación de la EMAD no se compadecía con el presupuesto que podíamos manejar, magro cuando iniciamos la gestión y mucho más... bienvenidos conciertos populares, olvidando las autoridades que con muchísimo menos de ese presupuesto se le habría dado aire y sangre a una excepcional institución de formación artística. Por estas limitaciones fuimos impedidos de efectuar el registro...

Perinelli, Roberto

1993-10-01

466

Record | Correio da Manh | Sbado | Mxima | Rotas & Destinos | Destak | Automotor Semana Informtica | Assinaturas | Emprego | Classificados | Publicidade  

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Record | Correio da Manhã | Sábado | Máxima | Rotas & Destinos | Destak | Automotor Semana está a acontecer Consultório IRS Tem dúvidas sobre a entrega da declaração de IRS? O Negócios responde NOTÍCIAS Fitch vê grandes probabilidades de Por precisar de mais medidas de consolida Alto Forno da

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

467

Radio Frequency & Microwave Energy for the Petro Chemical Industry  

E-print Network

--- -- ----- ------ ----~ ~ ~ CommunicarioflJ &: Powlr lndusmols RADIO FREQUENCY & MICROWAVE ENERGY FOR THE PETRO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY Rod Raburn - Senior Marketing Communications & Power Industries (Cpr) - Palo Alto California ABSTRACT Electro... be reviewed to mcet the challenges. OVERVIEW What is electromagnetic energy? Electromagnetic enerb'Y is genemted by taking conventional electricity at a frequcncy of 60 cycles/sec (Hertz) and increasing it to higher Radio Frequency (RF) or Microwave...

Raburn, R.

468

Constructing and exploiting linear schedules with prescribed parallelism  

E-print Network

@ens­lyon.fr and Robert Schreiber Hewlett­Packard Company, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304­1126, USA tel: 650 857­8156 email:: schreiber@hpl.hp.com and B. Ramakrishna Rau Hewlett­Packard Company, 1501 Page Mill Road, Paloâ??ole Api, Boulevard Sebastien Brant, F­67400 Illkirch, France email:: vivien@icps.u­strasbg.fr We present

Genaud, Stéphane

469

Photometric follow-up of transiting exoplanets with the INTA-CAB robotic telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present some photometric results obtained by our group as part of a photometric follow-up of transiting exoplanets carried out with the INTA-CAB 50-cm robotic telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (Almería, Spain). We show light curves of WASP-10, HATP-20 and HATP-32 and, after that, we fit our results with theoretical models in order to obtain some parameters as the central times of transits, depths and the transit durations of this extrasolar planets.

Ullán, A.; Eibe, M. T.; Cuesta, L.; Pérez-Verde, A.; Navas, J.

2013-05-01

470

Congreso de Metodos Numericos en Ingenieria 2009 Barcelona, 29 junio al 2 de julio, 2009  

E-print Network

, Espa~na, 2009 UNA FORMULACI´ON NUM´ERICA BASADA EN T´ECNICAS DE M´INIMOS CUADRADOS M´OVILES: APLICACI´ON requieren un mayor desarrollo. En este trabajo se presenta la aplicaci´on de un m´etodo de vol´umenes finitos de alto orden basado en m´inimos cuadrados m´oviles (MLS) a la resoluci´on de problemas de aeroac

Colominas, Ignasi

471

Ames aerodynamicists tested a wide variety of VTOL aircraft and helicopters during the 1960's Here  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ames aerodynamicists tested a wide variety of VTOL aircraft and helicopters during the 1960's Here the Hiller rotorcycle YROE-1, made by Hiller Helicopter in nearby Palo Alto, California, hovers in front of the Ames Hangar. The Rotorcycle was a small, 500pound, single-place helicopter. Tests indicated that the vehicle was unsafe because of low yaw-control capability to the right; the design also had oor crashworthiness.

1963-01-01

472

S T E L L A J . M . C O U S I N S University of California, Berkeley  

E-print Network

June 2004 R E S E A R C H / P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E Graduate Student Researcher, Stanford Univ Marching Band Palo Alto, CA; 200204 P U B L I C A T I O N S (In preparation, Northern Spain. Ashton, M., Muruetagoenia, T., and DuVal, A., editors. Nova Publishers, Hauppauge, NY

Battles, John

473

1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City of San Francisco and the eight counties of the Greater Bay Area, in a scenario based on the 1906 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. The 430 kilometers of fault rupture included several segments during one massive earthquake. Links are supplied to more detailed maps of the cities of Rohnert Park, Pittsburg, Antioch, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.

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Analysis of cloud-to-ground lightning in Hurricane Andrew  

E-print Network

satellite synchronized clock, and finally is transmitted through a Contel C251 earth station to the Galaxy III telecommunications satellite. This data is received from Galaxy III through a Contel system at Palo Alto, California and relayed to Tucson... characteristics of the lightning based on radial relationship to the storm center and superimposed the data on infrared satellite imagery. Additional analysis was done on temporal variations and flash characteristics. Molinari et al. (1994) found a weak...

George, William Randel

1995-01-01

475

An Early-Cambrian U?Pb apatite cooling age for the high-temperature regional metamorphism in the Piancó area, Borborema Province (NE Brazil): initial conclusions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Borborema Province (BP) of northeastern Brazil is a complex crustal assemblage, which has undergone a polycyclic evolution during the Proterozoic. In the Piancó-Alto Br??gida belt, a metamorphosed leucosome vein inserted in amphibolites has a trace element pattern suggesting a T-MORB protolith. Apatites yield a REE pattern indicating growth in equilibrium with garnet, thus pointing to its metamorphic origin. U?Pb

Bruno Dhuime; Delphine Bosch; Olivier Bruguier; Renaud Caby; Carlos Archanjo

2003-01-01

476

Petrogenesis of basalt-comendite and basalt-pantellerite suites, Terceira, Azores, and some implications for the origin of ocean-island rhyolites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Petrogenetic modeling of the Recent lava succession of Santa Barbara and Pico Alto volcanoes and associated basaltic lavas indicates that there are two discrete lava series present, one erupted from the axial rift linking the two central volcanoes and one associated with monogenetic cones scattered around the flanks of Santa Barbara. The felsic lavas of both volcanoes are peralkaline and appear to be derived from associated basalts by fractional crystallization of an assemblage including essential amphibole. Trace element abundances in the felsic lavas, particularly those of Sr and REE, cannot be reconciled with an origin through partial melting of basaltic material at the base of the volcanic pile. The difference between the comenditic and pantelleritic differentiation trends of Santa Barbara and Pico Alto is attributed primarily to FO2 control of the crystallizing assemblage, probably related to thermal dissociation of magmatic water in the Santa Barbara magma chamber. This effect may be augmented by minor differences in parent basaltic compositions, the Pico Alto pantellerites being derived from the rift basalts whereas the Santa Barbara comendites are derived from the off-rift basalts. A compositional gap between 54 and 64% silica content in the lavas is not present if the suite is extended to include co-magmatic hypabyssal xenoliths, leading to the inference that the gap in this and other bimodal suites results solely from a relative inability of magma of intermediate composition to erupt.

Mungall, J. E.; Martin, R. F.

1995-02-01

477

Groundwater arsenic in Chimaltenango, Guatemala.  

PubMed

In the Municipality of Chimaltenango, Guatemala, we sampled groundwater for total inorganic arsenic. In total, 42 samples were collected from 27 (43.5%) of the 62 wells in the municipality, with sites chosen to achieve spatial representation throughout the municipality. Samples were collected from household faucets used for drinking water, and sent to the USA for analysis. The only site found to have a concentration above the 10 ?g/L World Health Organization provisional guideline for arsenic in drinking water was Cerro Alto, where the average concentration was 47.5 ?g/L. A health risk assessment based on the arsenic levels found in Cerro Alto showed an increase in noncarcinogenic and carcinogenic risks for residents as a result of consuming groundwater as their primary drinking water source. Using data from the US Geological Survey and our global positioning system data of the sample locations, we found Cerro Alto to be the only site sampled within the tertiary volcanic rock layer, a known source of naturally occurring arsenic. Recommendations were made to reduce the levels of arsenic found in the community's drinking water so that the health risks can be managed. PMID:25252357

Lotter, Jason T; Lacey, Steven E; Lopez, Ramon; Socoy Set, Genaro; Khodadoust, Amid P; Erdal, Serap

2014-09-01

478

Changes in stream chemistry and nutrient export following a partial harvest in the Catskill Mountains, New York, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Clearcut forest harvesting typically results in large changes in stream water chemistry in northeastern North America. The effects of partial forest harvests on stream chemistry have not received as much attention, even though partial cutting is a more common forestry practice than clearcutting in this region. Changes in stream water chemistry following a partial cut are reported here from a 10 ha study catchment in a northern hardwood forest in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York, and are compared to those of a nearby 48 ha reference catchment. The lower two thirds of the treatment catchment was harvested in February-April 2002 by a shelterwood method, such that 33% of the basal area of the catchment was removed. Stream NO3-, NH4+, Ca2+, K+, and total dissolved aluminum (Alto) concentrations increased significantly after the harvest. Stream Ca2+, Mg2+ and NH4+ concentrations peaked 5 months after the initiation of the harvest, NO 3- and K+ concentrations peaked 6 months after cutting, and Alto concentrations peaked 1 year after cutting. Streamflow was not significantly affected by the harvest when compared to the flow of three nearby streams. Export of NO3- in stream water increased five-fold the year after the cut, and briefly exceeded atmospheric inputs of inorganic nitrogen during 4 months in the fall of 2002. Changes in stream NO3- and K+ concentrations were less than predicted by the relative basal area removed compared with those of a recent nearby clearcut. In contrast, changes in Ca2+, Mg 2+ and Alto concentrations were approximately proportional to basal area removal in these two cuts. Stream chemistry returned to values close to those of the pre-cut period and to reference values by early spring of 2003, just over a year after the initiation of the harvest, except for NO 3- concentrations, which remained elevated above background 18-20 months after completion of the cut.

Wang, X.; Burns, D.A.; Yanai, R.D.; Briggs, R.D.; Germain, R.H.

2006-01-01

479

Introduction to the Special Issues: Short-term Cardiovascular–Respiratory Control Mechanisms  

PubMed Central

This and the following issue of Cardiovascular Engineering are special issues reflecting research discussed during an interdisciplinary focused workshop entitled Short-term Cardiovascular–Respiratory Control Mechanisms. The workshop was organized by Mette Olufsen and Hien Tran at the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University, Jerry Batzel and Franz Kappel at the Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz, and Vera Novak at the Department of Gerontology at Harvard Medical School, and hosted by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), Palo Alto, California, October 9–13, 2006. The workshop was co-sponsored by AIM and the National Science Foundation. PMID:18196456

Novak, Vera; Kappel, Franz; Olufsen, Mette S.; Tran, Hien T.

2010-01-01

480

Algoritmos e Estruturas de Dados I IBm1014 Departamento de Computao e Matemtica 1 Semestre/2014  

E-print Network

cujo grau da raiz é d, como transformá-la em uma floresta com d árvores? d) Dada uma floresta com d árvores como transformá-la em uma árvore cujo nó raiz tem grau d? 2. Em um diagrama convencional de árvore (raiz no topo): a) Se o nó X tem nível mais alto que o nó Y, então o nó X aparece abaixo de Y

Baranauskas, José Augusto

481

Electric Power Interruption Cost Estimates for Individual Industries, Sectors, and the U.S. Economy  

E-print Network

2001) U.S. 2001 Entire U.S. Economy - US$119 Billion Annually Gannon (Gannon 1976) U.S. 1976 Industrial - US$2.68/kWh Commercial- US$7.21/kWh Jenkins, Lim and Shukla (Jenkins et al. 1999) Mexico 1999 Industrial - US$I.2/kWh Commercial- US$0.75/k.... Palo Alto, CA. (200 I). 6. Gannon, P. Cost of Interruptions: Economic Evaluation of Reliability. I&CPS Technical Conference, Los Angeles, California. (1976). 7. Jenkins, G., Lim, H. and Shukla, P. Evaluation of an Expansion of the Electricity...

Balducci, P. J.; Roop, J. M.; Schienbein, L. A.; DeSteese, J. G.; Weimar, M. R.

482

The Rondonian-San Ignacio Province in the SW Amazonian Craton: An overview  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Rondonian-San Ignacio Province (1.56-1.30 Ga) is a composite orogen created through successive accretion of arcs, ocean basin closure and final oblique microcontinent-continent collision. The effects of the collision are well preserved mostly in the Paraguá Terrane (Bolivia and Mato Grosso regions) and in the Alto Guaporé Belt and the Rio Negro-Juruena Province (Rondônia region), considering that the province was affected by later collision-related deformation and metamorphism during the Sunsás Orogeny (1.25-1.00 Ga). The Rondonian-San Ignacio Province comprises: (1) the Jauru Terrane (1.78-1.42 Ga) that hosts Paleoproterozoic basement (1.78-1.72 Ga), and the Cachoeirinha (1.56-1.52 Ga) and the Santa Helena (1.48-1.42 Ga) accretionary orogens, both developed in an Andean-type magmatic arc; (2) the Paraguá Terrane (1.74-1.32 Ga) that hosts pre-San Ignacio units (>1640 Ma: Chiquitania Gneiss Complex, San Ignacio Schist Group and Lomas Manechis Granulitic Complex) and the Pensamiento Granitoid Complex (1.37-1.34 Ga) developed in an Andean-type magmatic arc; (3) the Rio Alegre Terrane (1.51-1.38 Ga) that includes units generated in a mid-ocean ridge and an intra-oceanic magmatic arc environments; and (4) the Alto Guaporé Belt (<1.42-1.34 Ga) that hosts units developed in passive marginal basin and intra-oceanic arc settings. The collisional stage (1.34-1.32 Ga) is characterized by deformation, high-grade metamorphism, and partial melting during the metamorphic peak, which affected primarily the Chiquitania Gneiss Complex and Lomas Manechis Granulitic Complex in the Paraguá Terrane, and the Colorado Complex and the Nova Mamoré Metamorphic Suite in the Alto Guaporé Belt. The Paraguá Block is here considered as a crustal fragment probably displaced from its Rio Negro-Juruena crustal counterpart between 1.50 and 1.40 Ga. This period is characterized by extensive A-type and intra-plate granite magmatism represented by the Rio Crespo Intrusive Suite (ca. 1.50 Ga), Santo Antonio Intrusive Suite (1.40-1.36 Ga), and the Teotônio Intrusive Suite (1.38 Ga). Magmatism of these types also occur at the end of the Rondonian-San Ignacio Orogeny, and are represented by the Alto Candeias Intrusive Suite (1.34-1.36 Ga), and the São Lourenço-Caripunas Intrusive Suite (1.31-1.30 Ga). The cratonization of the province occurred between 1.30 and 1.25 Ga.

Bettencourt, Jorge Silva; Leite, Washington Barbosa; Ruiz, Amarildo Salina; Matos, Ramiro; Payolla, Bruno Leonelo; Tosdal, Richard M.

2010-01-01

483

Tunnelers carve niche for new atom smasher  

SciTech Connect

This fall, two tunnel-boring machines will start carving out a 17-mile ring beneath the French-Swiss border. Each 15-ft. dia machine will advance more than 100 ft/day, creating an underground home for an advanced accelerator. The $470-million large electron-positron storage ring (LEP) is already behind rival projects, particularly the $113-million Stanford linear collider now being built at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and scheduled to start up in 1986. The construction of the underground chambers for the LEP is described.

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1984-04-26

484

Assessment of an Emerging Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The AIAA's 1979 Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) Systems Technology Conference--the third of the series--was held July 11-13 in Palo Alto, Calif. Highlights of the conference proved to be strong interest in patrol and surveillance airships, particularly for coastal patrol missions, the session devoted to overviews of foreign activity, the luncheon address by Morris B. Jobe, president of Goodyear Aerospace, coincident remarks by RAdm. Manning of the Coast Guard R&D Office and RAdm Seiberlich of the Navy, and presence of the Goodyear advertising airship Columbia.

Ardema, Mark D.

1979-01-01

485

An automated tracer dispersal system for snow accumulation and saltation transport investigations  

E-print Network

H20849Motorola Semiconduc- tors, Phoenix, AZH20850 in a darlington configuration. A ‘‘heart- beat’’ micro-LED is installed on the board to indicate that the board is operating properly. The LED H20849Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CAH20850 has... energy balance, 3 and avalanche hazard. 4 Wind blown snow transport also has interesting theoretical aspects since it is a multiphase flow system H20849gas and solidH20850 which exhibits the characteristics of a nonlinear dynamical system by the air flow...

Ratzlaff, Kenneth L.; Braaten, David A.

1998-02-01

486

It's Just as Easy to Marry a Rich Man as a Poor One! Students' Accounts of Parental Messages About Marital Partners  

E-print Network

). Although interracial ~arriag~s have increased in the United States since the Supreme Court ruling, their occurrence is still infrequent (Eshleman 1988, p. 280). Both male and female students received frequent messages to select partners of the same religion.... 1988. Sex and Gender. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Press. Peplau, L. A., 1984. "Power in Dating Relationships." Pp. 100-12 in JJTomen, edited by J. Freeman. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Press. Peters, J. F. 1980. "A C:omp~ison of Mate Selection and Marriage...

Prather, Jane E.

1990-01-01

487

Stanford on iTunes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For those who canâ??t make it to the balmy climes of Palo Alto, this latest initiative from Stanford will be most welcome. With this program, visitors can download audio recordings of lectures, poetry readings, and even Stanford football games directly to their computer. Of course, this is no substitute to attending this fine institution, but the wide range of audio content available at no charge is very impressive. This version of Stanford on iTunes is compatible with all computers running Windows XP or 2000 or Mac OS X 10.3.

488

Continuous Commissioning at Alamo Community College District  

E-print Network

Senate Bill 898 2ESL-KT-13-12-26 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Alamo Colleges San Antonio College (SAC) St. Phillip’s College (SPC) Palo Alto College (PAC) Northwest Vista College (NVC... with 28 W, extended life T8 lamps. High Bay Lighting Retrofit Replace existing HID light fixtures with 32 W, T8 and/or T5 high bay fluorescent lamps with >1.15 ballasts factor. $ Savings NLC NVC PAC SAC SPC SWC Grainger $ 37,574 $ 37,671 $ 49...

Strybos, J.

2013-01-01

489

El consumo de tabaco y la exposición al humo de tabaco en el ambiente durante el embarazo pueden poner en peligro la salud de mujeres y niños en países en desarrollo  

Cancer.gov

Las conclusiones de un estudio del NIH indican que las tasas de consumo de tabaco durante el embarazo, así como la exposición de mujeres embarazadas y de sus niños al humo de tabaco en el ambiente constituyen amenazas significativas para la salud en varios países de ingresos medios y bajos. En unos pocos de los países en donde se tomaron las muestras, incluso algunos de América Latina, los índices de exposición al humo de tabaco probablemente ya son lo suficientemente altos como para justificar una preocupación considerable.

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Prctica de Marketing Internacional para Espaa Busca una prctica en donde cada da se puede encontrar con nuevos retos? Desea colaborar  

E-print Network

altos conocimientos del idioma alemán (B2- C1) e interés por el Marketing Online. Cualquier otro idiomaPráctica de Marketing Internacional para España en Múnich ¿Busca una práctica en donde cada día seWorlds? ¿Le interesa el Marketing, el Diseño Gráfico y la tecnología WEB 2.0? Entonces Usted es a quién

Rostock, Universität

491

Continuity in Evolution: Juan José Arreola as Dramatist.  

E-print Network

implicitly takes on the characteristics of Rodin's "Age of Bronze," which symbolizes the awakening of human con science and the initial triumph of reason over bestiality.32 In this respect the newborn one represents the potential for excellence and his... seso in Los sueños, ed. Julio Cejador y Frauca (Madrid: Ediciones de "La Lectura," 1917), XXXIV, 62. 14. Raúl Leiva draws a spatial contrast, "lo más alto aloja a lo más bajo y bestial," "Autores y libros," México en la cultura, No. 301 (26 Dec. 1954...

Herz, Theda M.

1975-04-01

492

The Black Mountain asperity - Seismic hazard of the southern San Francisco Peninsula, California  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A slip deficit region running 75 km from Black Mountain south of Palo Alto to San Juan Battista is studied to assess earthquake hazard. If this region were ruptured in its entirety, the event would produce a M-sub-s = 6.9 earthquake. The conditional probability of this rupturing in the near future is the highest of any section of the San Andreas fault except Parkfield. This earthquake would rupture 30 km farther northwest and be about 3 times larger than that previously proposed by others (Lindh, 1983, and Sykes and Nishenko, 1984). This constitutes a greater risk to the southern San Francisco Peninsula than previously expected.

Scholz, C. H.

1985-01-01

493

Reproductive biology of Echinometra lucunter (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in a northeast Brazilian sandstone reef.  

PubMed

The edible sea urchin Echinometra lucunter (Linnaeus, 1758) is a very common species on the sublittoral-midlittoral in Brazilian rocky shores. The aim of this work was to describe the gametogenesis and reproductive strategy of the E. lucunter population at Muro Alto beach in the Northeast coast of Brazil from August 2004 to August 2005. A total of 240 specimens were collected on the sandstone reef flat from a tidepool during spring low tides. The overall sex ratio was1.12:1,withoutsignificanttemporalvariationexceptinOctober2004. Firsts sexual maturity ocurred in individuals from a diameter of 20.8 mm. There was not a significant difference in gonad index between females and males during the sampling period. The female's gonad index variation was associated with a well-defined spawning, corroborated by the histological analysis of the gonads, which demonstrates sex differences of the gamete production. By contrast, the males showed no clear pattern. It is suggested that continuous reproduction with seasonal peaks in the E. lucunter population occurs at Muro Alto beach. PMID:19274331

Lima, Eduardo J B; Gomes, Paula B; Souza, José R B

2009-03-01

494

Loudness and pitch of Kunqu opera.  

PubMed

Equivalent sound level (Leq), sound pressure level (SPL), and fundamental frequency (F0) are analyzed in each of five Kunqu Opera roles, Young girl and Young woman, Young man, Old man, and Colorful face. Their pitch ranges are similar to those of some western opera singers (alto, alto, tenor, baritone, and baritone, respectively). Differences among tasks, conditions (stage speech, singing, and reading lyrics), singers, and roles are examined. For all singers, Leq of stage speech and singing were considerably higher than that of conversational speech. Interrole differences of Leq among tasks and singers were larger than the intrarole differences. For most roles, time domain variation of SPL differed between roles both in singing and stage speech. In singing, as compared with stage speech, SPL distribution was more concentrated and variation of SPL with time was smaller. With regard to gender and age, male roles had higher mean Leq and lower average F0, MF0, as compared with female roles. Female singers showed a wider F0 distribution for singing than for stage speech, whereas the opposite was true for male singers. The Leq of stage speech was higher than in singing for young personages. Younger female personages showed higher Leq, whereas older male personages had higher Leq. The roles performed with higher Leq tended to be sung at a lower MF0. PMID:24070593

Dong, Li; Sundberg, Johan; Kong, Jiangping

2014-01-01

495

CARMENES input catalogue of M dwarfs. I. Low-resolution spectroscopy with CAFOS  

E-print Network

Context. CARMENES is a stabilised, high-resolution, double-channel spectrograph at the 3.5 m Calar Alto telescope. It is optimally designed for radial-velocity surveys of M dwarfs with potentially habitable Earth-mass planets. Aims. We prepare a list of the brightest, single M dwarfs in each spectral subtype observable from the northern hemisphere, from which we will select the best planet-hunting targets for CARMENES. Methods. In this first paper on the preparation of our input catalogue, we compiled a large amount of public data and collected low-resolution optical spectroscopy with CAFOS at the 2.2 m Calar Alto telescope for 753 stars. We derived accurate spectral types using a dense grid of standard stars, a double least-squares minimisation technique, and 31 spectral indices previously defined by other authors. Additionally, we quantified surface gravity, metallicity, and chromospheric activity for all the stars in our sample. Results. We calculated spectral types for all 753 stars, of which 305 are new ...

Alonso-Floriano, F J; Caballero, J A; Montes, D; Klutsch, A; Mundt, R; Cortes-Contreras, M; Ribas, I; Reiners, A; Amado, P J; Quirrenbach, A; Jeffers, S V

2015-01-01

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Total centralisation and optimisation of an oncology management suite via Citrix®  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The management of patient information and treatment planning is traditionally an intra-departmental requirement of a radiation oncology service. Epworth Radiation Oncology systems must support the transient nature of Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs). This unique work practice created challenges when implementing the vision of a completely paperless solution that allows for a responsive and efficient service delivery. ARIA® and EclipseTM (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA, USA) have been deployed across four dedicated Citrix® (Citrix Systems, Santa Clara, CA, USA) servers allowing VMOs to access these applications remotely. A range of paperless solutions were developed within ARIA® to facilitate clinical and organisational management whilst optimising efficient work practices. The IT infrastructure and paperless workflow has enabled VMOs to securely access the VarianTM (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA, USA) oncology software and experience full functionality from any location on multiple devices. This has enhanced access to patient information and improved the responsiveness of the service. Epworth HealthCare has developed a unique solution to enable remote access to a centralised oncology management suite, while maintaining a secure and paperless working environment.

James, C.; Frantzis, J.; Ripps, L.; Fenton, P.

2014-03-01

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Studying nearby disk galaxies with the CALIFA survey.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CALIFA, the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area survey, will provide the largest and most comprehensive wide-field IFU survey of galaxies carried out to date, addressing several fundamental issues in galactic structure and evolution. We will observe a statistically well-defined sample of ˜ 600 galaxies in the local universe using 210 observing nights already awarded with the PMAS/PPAK integral field spectrophotometer, mounted on the Calar Alto 3.5m telescope. The definining science drivers for the project are: a) star formation and chemical history of galaxies, b) the physical state of the interstellar medium, c) stellar and gas kinematics in galaxies, and d) the influence of the AGNs on galaxy evolution. The CALIFA project comprises researchers from a large number of institutions worldwide: 8 institutions in Spain, 4 in Germany (CAHA funding countries) and 11 elsewhere, and includes a total of 56 researchers. CALIFA will provide a valuable bridge between large single-aperture surveys such as SDSS and more detailed studies of individual galaxies with PPAK (e.g. PINGS), SAURON, VIRUS-P, and other instruments.

Marino, R. A.; Gil de Paz, A.; Sánchez, S. F.; Castillo-Morales, A.; CALIFA Team

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The growth of mass and metallicity in bulges and disks: CALIFA perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CALIFA (Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area) is a 3D spectroscopic survey of 600 nearby galaxies that we are obtaining with PPaK@3.5m at Calar Alto (Sánchez et al. 2012; Husemann et al. 2012). This pioneer survey is providing valuable clues on how the mass and metallicity grow in the different galactic spatial sub-components (``bulge'' and ``disk''). Processed through spectral synthesis techniques, CALIFA datacubes allow us to, for the first time, spatially resolve the star formation history of galaxies (Cid Fernandes et al. 2012). The richness of this approach is already evident from the results obtained for the first ~ 100 galaxies of the sample (Pérez et al. 2012). We have found that galaxies grow inside-out, and that the growth rate depends on a galaxy's mass. Here, we present the radial variations of physical properties sorting galaxies by their morphological type (Figure 1). We have found a good correlation between the stellar mass surface density, stellar ages and metallicities and the Hubble type, but being the the early type spirals (Sa-Sbc) the galaxies with strong negative age and metallicity gradient from the bulge to the disk.

González Delgado, R. M.; Pérez, E.; Cid Fernandes, R.; García-Benito, R.; de Amorim, A.; Sánchez, S. F.; Husemann, B.; López Fernández, R.; Cortijo, C.; Lacerda, E.; Mast, D.

2015-03-01

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VizieR Online Data Catalog: PV Cep V(RI)c and IRAC photometry (Kun+, 2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Photometric observations in the VRcIc bands spanning the time interval between 2004 September 22 and 2010 November 23 were performed with six instruments on five telescopes. Most of the data were obtained with the 60/90/180cm Schmidt telescope of the Konkoly Observatory, equipped with a Photometric AT 200 camera, and with the 1-m Ritchey-Chretien- Coude (RCC) telescope of the Konkoly Observatory, equipped with a Princeton Instruments VersArray:1300B camera. PV Cep was also observed with the IAC-80 telescope of the Teide Observatory (Spain) between 2009 October 25 and November 7. In 2008 August and 2009 October we obtained VRI images with the Calar Alto Faint Object Spectrograph (CAFOS) instrument installed on the 2.2-m telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory (Spain). On 2010 April 8 we used the Electro Multiplying (EM) Andor Technology iXonEM+ 888 camera at the RCC telescope of the Konkoly Observatory. (3 data files).

Kun, M.; Szegedi-Elek, E.; Moor, A.; Kospal, A.; Abraham, P.; Apai, D.; Kiss, Z. T.; Klagyivik, P.; Magakian, T. Yu.; Mezo, Gy.; Movsessian, T. A.; Pal, A.; Racz, M.; Rogers, J.

2011-11-01

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Preliminary results from two intensive campaigns characterizing urban aerosols at two high altitude cities in the Tropical Andes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Preliminary results from a short campaign carried out between September and December of 2012 at the cities of El Alto (16°30'36.09"S; 68°11'55.31"W; 4040 masl) and La Paz (16°30'13.83"S; 68° 7'45.56"W; 3580 masl), Bolivia are presented on this work. Particle size distribution was measured using a Mobility Particle Size Spectrometer (Reference of the World Calibration Center for Aerosol Physics) whereas concentration of black carbon was measured using a Multi Angle Absorption Photometer (MAAP). In addition meteorological parameters as well as CO concentration were collected on both locations. In the case of El Alto, the instruments were located within the International Airport of the city at approximately 300 m from the main and only landing strip and at least 1.5 km away from the main roads. On the other hand, in the case of La Paz, the instruments were set up at the Planetarium of University Mayor de San Andres. The building is located besides a road with heavy traffic. Because the two cities are part of the same metropolitan area (the sites were located 7.5 km apart), the cars and trucks produce a similar signature and therefore both background and non-background urban aerosols were sampled during the campaign. In addition, an interesting case was registered at La Paz where a day with practically no vehicular traffic was studied.

Andrade, M. F.; Wiedensohler, A.; Velarde, F.; Moreno, I.; Weinhold, K.; Avila, F.

2013-05-01