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  1. San Luis folio, California 

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    Fairbanks, Harold W. (Harold Wellman), b. 1860.

    1904-01-01

    . Bronson, C. M. Rozsa, D. R. Brown, and A. D. Bacher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 552 ~1975!. @2# H. Miura and Y. Torizuka, Phys. Rev. C 16, 1688 ~1977!. @3# U. Garg, P. Bogucki, J. D. Bronson, Y.-W. Lui, C. M. Rozsa, and D. H. Youngblood, Phys. Rev. Lett. 45.... Harakeh, H. Janszen, and A. van der Woude, Nucl. Phys. A441, 591 ~1985!. @11# D. H. Youngblood, Y.-W. Lui, and H. L. Clark, Phys. Rev. C 55, 2811 ~1997!. @12# D. H. Youngblood, H. L. Clark, and Y.-W. Lui, Phys. Rev. C 57, 1134 ~1998!. @13# D. H...

  2. Editor's Comment

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    Nails, Debra

    three years of growth have seen both suc­ cess and failure. The Graduate Association of Students in Philosophy at the University of Kansas, parent organ­ ization to AUSLEGUNG, continues to carry the aegis be­ hind which the journal's editors make policy... three years of growth have seen both suc­ cess and failure. The Graduate Association of Students in Philosophy at the University of Kansas, parent organ­ ization to AUSLEGUNG, continues to carry the aegis be­ hind which the journal's editors make policy...

  3. TOAD Editor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bingle, Bradford D.; Shea, Anne L.; Hofler, Alicia S.

    1993-01-01

    Transferable Output ASCII Data (TOAD) computer program (LAR-13755), implements format designed to facilitate transfer of data across communication networks and dissimilar host computer systems. Any data file conforming to TOAD format standard called TOAD file. TOAD Editor is interactive software tool for manipulating contents of TOAD files. Commonly used to extract filtered subsets of data for visualization of results of computation. Also offers such user-oriented features as on-line help, clear English error messages, startup file, macroinstructions defined by user, command history, user variables, UNDO features, and full complement of mathematical statistical, and conversion functions. Companion program, TOAD Gateway (LAR-14484), converts data files from variety of other file formats to that of TOAD. TOAD Editor written in FORTRAN 77.

  4. MPS Editor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mathews, William S.; Liu, Ning; Francis, Laurie K.; OReilly, Taifun L.; Schrock, Mitchell; Page, Dennis N.; Morris, John R.; Joswig, Joseph C.; Crockett, Thomas M.; Shams, Khawaja S.

    2011-01-01

    Previously, it was time-consuming to hand-edit data and then set up simulation runs to find the effect and impact of the input data on a spacecraft. MPS Editor provides the user the capability to create/edit/update models and sequences, and immediately try them out using what appears to the user as one piece of software. MPS Editor provides an integrated sequencing environment for users. It provides them with software that can be utilized during development as well as actual operations. In addition, it provides them with a single, consistent, user friendly interface. MPS Editor uses the Eclipse Rich Client Platform to provide an environment that can be tailored to specific missions. It provides the capability to create and edit, and includes an Activity Dictionary to build the simulation spacecraft models, build and edit sequences of commands, and model the effects of those commands on the spacecraft. MPS Editor is written in Java using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. It is currently built with four perspectives: the Activity Dictionary Perspective, the Project Adaptation Perspective, the Sequence Building Perspective, and the Sequence Modeling Perspective. Each perspective performs a given task. If a mission doesn't require that task, the unneeded perspective is not added to that project's delivery. In the Activity Dictionary Perspective, the user builds the project-specific activities, observations, calibrations, etc. Typically, this is used during the development phases of the mission, although it can be used later to make changes and updates to the Project Activity Dictionary. In the Adaptation Perspective, the user creates the spacecraft models such as power, data store, etc. Again, this is typically used during development, but will be used to update or add models of the spacecraft. The Sequence Building Perspective allows the user to create a sequence of activities or commands that go to the spacecraft. It provides a simulation of the activities and commands that have been created.

  5. Esempi di editor per HTML5: HTML5 EDITOR (html5-editor.org): free editor, scritto in PHP!

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    Goy, Anna

    1 Esempi di editor per HTML5: · HTML5 EDITOR (html5-editor.org): free editor, scritto in PHP! HTML5 HTML5 editor HTML5 editors - II a.a. 2013/14 Tecnologie Web 2 è una web app offerta cone servizio.aloha-editor.org) · Dreamweaver CS5 (www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver d ht l) è t ! HTML5 editors - III .edu.html) ­ ma è

  6. Rio Grande, San Luis Hills, and Blanca Peak in San Luis Basin

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    Photo captures the Rio Grande, volcanic San Luis Hills, and Blanca Peak massif in the San Luis Basin, part of the Rio Grande rift.  The basin - currently being studied by the USGS - is of interest for groundwater, petroleum, and mineral resources. ...

  7. A Model for Multimodal Reference Luis Pineda*

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    A Model for Multimodal Reference Resolution Luis Pineda* National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Gabriela Garza An important aspect of the interpretation of multimodal messages is the ability for pronouns are selected from a linguistic context, in the interpretation of the textual part of multimodal

  8. SPECTROSCOPY WITH TRAPPED FRANCIUM LUIS A. OROZCO

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    Orozco, Luis A.

    SPECTROSCOPY WITH TRAPPED FRANCIUM LUIS A. OROZCO Department of Physics and Astronomy State of the francium experiments at Stony Brook. The measurements show that the level of quantitative un- derstanding the weak force, in particular about the anapole moment. 2. Francium production and trapping Francium

  9. Boerhaave: Author and Editor *

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    Lindeboom, G. A.

    1974-01-01

    The many facets of Herman Boerhaave's life are presented. He was a renowned teacher, physician, author, and editor. Discussed here are his activities as cataloger of the Vossius Collection, author of books on chemistry, botany, and medicine, and as editor of works by Vesalius and early Greek medical writers. Printing and bookselling in Leiden during Boerhaave's era are described. Images PMID:4596962

  10. Compressive Sensing Collection Editors

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    Rowell, Eric C.

    Compressive Sensing Collection Editors: Mark A. Davenport Richard Baraniuk Ronald DeVore #12;#12;Compressive Sensing Collection Editors: Mark A. Davenport Richard Baraniuk Ronald DeVore Authors: Wai Lam Chan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 3 Compressive Sensing 3.1 Compressive Sensing

  11. DNAAlignEditor: DNA alignment editor tool

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    Sanchez-Villeda, Hector; Schroeder, Steven; Flint-Garcia, Sherry; Guill, Katherine E; Yamasaki, Masanori; McMullen, Michael D

    2008-01-01

    Background With advances in DNA re-sequencing methods and Next-Generation parallel sequencing approaches, there has been a large increase in genomic efforts to define and analyze the sequence variability present among individuals within a species. For very polymorphic species such as maize, this has lead to a need for intuitive, user-friendly software that aids the biologist, often with naïve programming capability, in tracking, editing, displaying, and exporting multiple individual sequence alignments. To fill this need we have developed a novel DNA alignment editor. Results We have generated a nucleotide sequence alignment editor (DNAAlignEditor) that provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface for manual editing of multiple sequence alignments with functions for input, editing, and output of sequence alignments. The color-coding of nucleotide identity and the display of associated quality score aids in the manual alignment editing process. DNAAlignEditor works as a client/server tool having two main components: a relational database that collects the processed alignments and a user interface connected to database through universal data access connectivity drivers. DNAAlignEditor can be used either as a stand-alone application or as a network application with multiple users concurrently connected. Conclusion We anticipate that this software will be of general interest to biologists and population genetics in editing DNA sequence alignments and analyzing natural sequence variation regardless of species, and will be particularly useful for manual alignment editing of sequences in species with high levels of polymorphism. PMID:18366684

  12. Direccin del Curso Jose Luis Jord Moret

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    Dirección del Curso Jose Luis Jordá Moret Marta Feliz Rodríguez Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC) Secretaría Técnica del Curso Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC) Campus de la UPV Av. de los Naranjos s/n 46022 Valencia (España) Contacto http://cursositq.blogs.upv.es/ Curso de

  13. 33 CFR 110.120 - San Luis Obispo Bay, Calif.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false San Luis Obispo Bay, Calif. 110.120 Section 110.120... ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS Special Anchorage Areas § 110.120 San Luis Obispo Bay, Calif. (a) Area A-1. Area A-1 is the water area...

  14. Tule Elk at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

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    Tule elk are shown here in their natural habitat at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge; Recovery Act funding will enable the refuge to build a Visitor Center to better serve the public. Related to the R8AF ? Construct Headquarters Visitor Building ? San Luis NWR project....

  15. Removable Circuits in Multigraphs Luis A. Goddyn 1 \\Lambda

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    Goddyn, Luis

    Removable Circuits in Multigraphs Luis A. Goddyn 1 \\Lambda Jan van den Heuvel 1yz Sean McGuinness 2 Running Head: Removable Circuits in Multigraphs Please send proofs to: Luis Goddyn Department no Petersen minor, then G contains a circuit C such that G \\Gamma E(C) is 2­connected. In fact, G has at least

  16. Editors' Fall Picks

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    Hoffert, Barbara; Heilbrun, Margaret; Kuzyk, Raya; Kim, Ann; McCormack, Heather; Katterjohn, Anna; Burns, Ann; Williams, Wilda

    2008-01-01

    From the fall's cascade of great new books, "Library Journal's" editors select their favorites--a dark rendition of Afghan life, a look at the "self-esteem trap," a celebration of Brooklyn activism, and much more.

  17. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA SECTION EDITOR

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    Peak, Derek

    REGIONAL ANESTHESIA SECTION EDITOR TERESE T. HORLOCKER Cardiac Arrest During Neuraxial Anesthesia during neuraxial anesthesia remain undefined, and the survival outcome data are contra- dictory during neuraxial versus general anesthesia, data were also obtained for patients who experienced cardiac

  18. ISTP CDF Skeleton Editor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chimiak, Reine; Harris, Bernard; Williams, Phillip

    2013-01-01

    Basic Common Data Format (CDF) tools (e.g., cdfedit) provide no specific support for creating International Solar-Terrestrial Physics/Space Physics Data Facility (ISTP/SPDF) standard files. While it is possible for someone who is familiar with the ISTP/SPDF metadata guidelines to create compliant files using just the basic tools, the process is error-prone and unreasonable for someone without ISTP/SPDF expertise. The key problem is the lack of a tool with specific support for creating files that comply with the ISTP/SPDF guidelines. There are basic CDF tools such as cdfedit and skeletoncdf for creating CDF files, but these have no specific support for creating ISTP/ SPDF compliant files. The SPDF ISTP CDF skeleton editor is a cross-platform, Java-based GUI editor program that allows someone with only a basic understanding of the ISTP/SPDF guidelines to easily create compliant files. The editor is a simple graphical user interface (GUI) application for creating and editing ISTP/SPDF guideline-compliant skeleton CDF files. The SPDF ISTP CDF skeleton editor consists of the following components: A swing-based Java GUI program, JavaHelp-based manual/ tutorial, Image/Icon files, and HTML Web page for distribution. The editor is available as a traditional Java desktop application as well as a Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) application. Once started, it functions like a typical Java GUI file editor application for creating/editing application-unique files.

  19. Neuroimaging Features of San Luis Valley Syndrome

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    Whitehead, Matthew T.; Lee, Bonmyong

    2015-01-01

    A 14-month-old Hispanic female with a history of double-outlet right ventricle and developmental delay in the setting of recombinant chromosome 8 syndrome was referred for neurologic imaging. Brain MR revealed multiple abnormalities primarily affecting midline structures, including commissural dysgenesis, vermian and brainstem hypoplasia/dysplasia, an interhypothalamic adhesion, and an epidermoid between the frontal lobes that enlarged over time. Spine MR demonstrated hypoplastic C1 and C2 posterior elements, scoliosis, and a borderline low conus medullaris position. Presented herein is the first illustration of neuroimaging findings from a patient with San Luis Valley syndrome. PMID:26425383

  20. The Solid Gold Copy Editor.

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    Riblet, Carl, Jr.

    This book discusses the role of the newspaper copy editor on a daily newspaper and contains lessons instructing editors on how to prepare copy for print. The book is specifically designed to polish the skills of the already experienced newspaper copy editor, although a beginner will find the lessons useful and instructive. Contained in the lessons…

  1. Measuring Creativity of Wikipedia Editors

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    Launonen, Pentti; Tiilikainen, Sanna

    2015-01-01

    Our paper explores contribution patterns of creativity and collaboration of Wikipedia editors as manifestations of social dynamics between the editors. We find support for existence of four socially constructed personas among the editors and difference in distribution of personas in articles of different qualities.

  2. PANEL LIBRARY AND EDITOR

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Raible, E.

    1994-01-01

    The Panel Library and Editor is a graphical user interface (GUI) builder for the Silicon Graphics IRIS workstation family. The toolkit creates "widgets" which can be manipulated by the user. Its appearance is similar to that of the X-Windows System. The Panel Library is written in C and is used by programmers writing user-friendly mouse-driven applications for the IRIS. GUIs built using the Panel Library consist of "actuators" and "panels." Actuators are buttons, dials, sliders, or other mouse-driven symbols. Panels are groups of actuators that occupy separate windows on the IRIS workstation. The application user can alter variables in the graphics program, or fire off functions with a click on a button. The evolution of data values can be tracked with meters and strip charts, and dialog boxes with text processing can be built. Panels can be stored as icons when not in use. The Panel Editor is a program used to interactively create and test panel library interfaces in a simple and efficient way. The Panel Editor itself uses a panel library interface, so all actions are mouse driven. Extensive context-sensitive on-line help is provided. Programmers can graphically create and test the user interface without writing a single line of code. Once an interface is judged satisfactory, the Panel Editor will dump it out as a file of C code that can be used in an application. The Panel Library (v9.8) and Editor (v1.1) are written in C-Language (63%) and Scheme, a dialect of LISP, (37%) for Silicon Graphics 4D series workstations running IRIX 3.2 or higher. Approximately 10Mb of disk space is required once compiled. 1.5Mb of main memory is required to execute the panel editor. This program is available on a .25 inch streaming magnetic tape cartridge in UNIX tar format for an IRIS, and includes a copy of XScheme, the public-domain Scheme interpreter used by the Panel Editor. The Panel Library Programmer's Manual is included on the distribution media. The Panel Library and Editor were released to COSMIC in 1991. Silicon Graphics, IRIS, and IRIX are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. X-Window System is a trademark of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  3. Letter to the editor.

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    Mooses, Martin; Mooses, Kerli; Haile, Diresibachew W; Durussel, Jérôme; Kaasik, Priit; Pitsiladis, Yannis P

    2016-01-01

    Santos-Concejero and Tucker argued in their letter to the editor that in our study the running economy in achieving superior performance was overlooked due to some methodological aspects. Having given the remarks of Santos-Concejero and Tucker appropriate consideration, in this letter to the editor, we argue that our paper does not downplay the influence of running economy on the determinants of the East African running phenomenon, but rather adds novel insights into the interaction between running economy, maximal oxygen uptake and performance. PMID:26652187

  4. Removable Circuits in Multigraphs Luis A. Goddyn 1*

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    Goddyn, Luis

    Removable Circuits in Multigraphs Luis A. Goddyn 1 #12; Proposed Running Head: Removable Circuits in Multigraphs Please send proofs to degree at least 4 and containing no Petersen minor, then G contains a circuit C such that G - E

  5. Editors' Fall Picks

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    Heilbrun, Margaret; McCormack, Heather; Katterjohn, Anna; Kuzyk, Raya; Roncevic, Mirela; Fox, Bette-Lee; Hoffert, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    "Library Journal's" review editors select fall titles readers won't want to miss--"Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service" (James McCommons); "Happy" (Alex Lemon); "Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told" (Kenneth Turan & Joseph Papp); "In My Father's Shadow: A Daughter Remembers…

  6. Web Editors Tips & Tricks

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    Dhamala, Mukesh

    Web Editors VOLUME 4.0 Tips & Tricks Editing is the first step to success: One of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful web presence is the editing process. It is extremely important and review: studentaffairs.gsu.edu/web-support. · Phone: Hyphenate to separate sections. · Time: Reference

  7. Editors' Spring Picks

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    Library Journal, 2011

    2011-01-01

    While they do not represent the rainbow of reading tastes American public libraries accommodate, Book Review editors are a wildly eclectic bunch. One look at their bedside tables and ereaders would reveal very little crossover. This article highlights an eclectic array of spring offerings ranging from print books to an audiobook to ebook apps. It…

  8. LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Our research results were cited in a letter to the editor of BioScience by Alex Avery to challenge the conclusions of a paper written by David Pimentel and colleagues. In this letter we address some of the comments made by both Avery and Pimentel and co-workers. As Avery states, we concluded that ...

  9. LDAP Browser/Editor

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2000-07-18

    The LDAP Browser/Editor provides a user-friendly Java-based interface to LDAP databases with tightly integrated browsing and editing capabilities. Entirely written in Java with help of the JFC (Swingset) and JNDI class libraries. It connects to any X.500, LDAP v2 and v3 servers and supports editing of multiple-value attributes.

  10. 76 FR 39091 - San Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation District; Notice of Effectiveness of Surrender

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-05

    ...Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation District; Notice of Effectiveness...Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) for the...Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation District, 17 FERC ]...

  11. ASSOCIATE EDITORS EDITORIAL BOARD

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    Burnstock, Geoffrey

    T E R N A T I O N A L EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JOHN M. FITZPATRICK #12;3 7 2 © 2 0 0 5 B J U I N T E R N A T I Watson Georg Bartsch David Neal Karl-Eric Andersson Kazem Azadzoi Olivier Cussenot Christopher Foster John Stein Ulf-Håkan Stenman Christian Stief George N. Thalmann Dan Theodorescu Tapio Visakorpi BJUI N

  12. Microbial Properties Database Editor Tutorial

    EPA Science Inventory

    A Microbial Properties Database Editor (MPDBE) has been developed to help consolidate microbial-relevant data to populate a microbial database and support a database editor by which an authorized user can modify physico-microbial properties related to microbial indicators and pat...

  13. Editors in the Electronic Age.

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    Dye, Robert M., Ed.

    Intended for newspaper writers and editors, this collection of articles includes the following titles and authors: "VDTs, TV Haven't Shocked Editors" by Jay Rogers; "Opinions Vary on Electronics' Effect" by Bob Nordyke; "A Few Kind Words for the Censors" by Hugh A. Mulligan; "Those Awards Have Their Limitations" by Larry Fortner; "Obituaries Are…

  14. Letters to the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1998-01-01

    All the Letters to the Editor in this issue are in the same PostScript or PDF file. Contents Physics and history Arthur I Miller Department of Science & Technology Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK Physics and history: a reply David Miller Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK Cathode rays, the electron and Thomson's discovery John Harris 33 Glentham Road, London SW13 9JD, UK Vectors: swallow them whole! David Wheeler Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

  15. Binary Gray Codes with Long Bit Runs Luis Goddyn*

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    Goddyn, Luis

    Binary Gray Codes with Long Bit Runs Luis Goddyn There exists an n-bit cyclic binary Gray code all of whose bit runs have length at least n - 3 log2n consecutive words. Such Gray codes are `locally dis- tance preserving' in that Hamming distance equals

  16. A Transparent Light-Weight Group Service Luis Rodrigues

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    Birman, Kenneth P.

    A Transparent Light-Weight Group Service Lu´is Rodrigues ler@inesc.pt Katherine Guo kguo was partially supportedby the CEC, throughESPRIT/ BRA Working Group26 (GODC) and the ARPA/ONR grant N00014-92-J

  17. Forecasting long-term gas production Luis Cueto-Felguerosoa

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    by increasing the length of a single well within the gas-bearing shale. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" (9COMMENTARY Forecasting long-term gas production from shale Luis Cueto-Felguerosoa and Ruben Juanesa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Oil and natural gas from deep shale forma- tions

  18. A Model for Multimodal Reference Luis Pineda Gabriela Garza

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    Pineda, Luis

    A Model for Multimodal Reference Resolution Luis Pineda Gabriela Garza National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) An important aspect of the interpretation of multimodal messages is the ability for pronouns are selected from a linguistic context, in the interpretation of the textual part of multimodal

  19. Interactive manipulation of multiresolution curves Luis Antonio Rivera Escriba

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    de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

    Interactive manipulation of multiresolution curves Luis Antonio Rivera Escriba Department@visgraf.impa.br 15th April 1999 Abstract A new method for manipulation of curves in several degrees is presented ness constant. We direct manipulation to produce local deformation on each resolu- tion curve, so does

  20. Interactive manipulation of multiresolution curves Luis Antonio Rivera Escriba

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    de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

    Interactive manipulation of multiresolution curves Luis Antonio Rivera Escriba Department@visgraf.impa.br 15th April 1999 Abstract A new method for manipulation of curves in several degrees is presented such stiffness constant. We direct manipulation to produce local deformation on each resolu­ tion curve, so does

  1. Supporting views in network management Carlos Palma and Luis Rodrigues

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    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    management, view support, event propagation 1 Introduction The vast majority of current management systemsSupporting views in network management systems + Carlos Palma and Luis Rodrigues Rural Informâ??encias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (ler@di.fc.ul.pt) In network management systems, a view represents a subset

  2. Supporting views in network management Carlos Palma and Luis Rodrigues

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    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    management, view support, event propagation 1 Introduction The vast majority of current management systemsSupporting views in network management systems Carlos Palma and Luis Rodrigues Rural Inform^encias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (ler@di.fc.ul.pt) In network management systems, a view represents a subset

  3. Paths of Trains with Two-Wheeled Cars Luis Montejano

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    Urrutia, Jorge

    Paths of Trains with Two-Wheeled Cars Luis Montejano , and Jorge Urrutia June 17, 2004 Abstract In this paper we study the following simple and mind-puzzling prob- lem: Can a model train car, which runs along closed curve, and the cars of our model train by segments whose end-points lie on the curve. 1

  4. Uniform proofs and natural deductions Roy Dyckhoff & Luis Pinto

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    Dyckhoff, Roy

    1 Uniform proofs and natural deductions Roy Dyckhoff & Luis Pinto School of Mathematical, we show (i) that f maps the simple uniform derivations of Miller et al onto the set of deductions between the set of uniform proofs with backchaining and the set of deductions in expanded normal form

  5. Design Patterns for Collaborative Systems Luis A. Guerrero

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    Guerrero, Luis

    Design Patterns for Collaborative Systems Luis A. Guerrero Depto. de Ciencias de la Computación. These patterns are useful for the design and development of collaborative applications as well as for the development of platforms for the construction of collaborative applications. 1. Introduction A design pattern

  6. Remarks from a retiring Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mansur, Louis K.

    2015-10-01

    At the end of 2015 I plan to step down as Chairman of Editors for the Journal of Nuclear Materials. I use the opportunity to express thoughts that have recurred to me but were muted in comparison with the day to day priorities of editorial work. The most important is that I hold the deepest gratitude for your enduring support-- authors, reviewers, readers, the Advisory Editorial Board, and my fellow Editors.

  7. Editors' report, 2012.

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    García-Puig, J; Alonso-Vega, G Gaspar; Ríos-Blanco, J J

    2013-01-01

    The editors of Revista Clínica Española (Rev Clin Esp) inform on their editorial activity during the last 12 months: a) objectives and attainments; b) editorial activity; and c) objectives for 2013. In 2012 the most relevant modifications concerning the editorial activity have been: a) revision by the responsible editor of all manuscripts sent to peer review, and b) translation into English of five manuscripts with abstract of each issue. From the first January to the 30th September 2012 we handled 457 manuscripts (50 manuscripts per month) a figure 22.5% higher than in 2011 (40.8 manuscripts per month). We have accepted 27.2% of all manuscripts (originals, 13.0%). We asked for 295 revisions to 241 reviewers and we have received 66.1% of the revisions asked for in less than two weeks (mean time to receive a revision, 11.3 days). The mean time to adopt an editorial decision for all manuscripts («accept»/«reject») has been 23.9 days (31.3 days in 2011; 35.4 in 2010). This figure has been 29.4 days for the original manuscripts (9.5 and 12.3 days less than in 2011 and 2010, respectively). The mean time taken since a manuscript is received to publication has dropped from 203 days in 2010, 168 in 2011 and 115 in 2012 (less than 3 months). The collaboration with the working groups has reported 19 published manuscripts in 2012. We hope that in 2013 both the English version and the digitalization of Rev Clin Esp from 1940 to 1999 (the journal is already digitalized since 2000) will become a reality. The renewal of the actual sections (i.e., clinical conference, an image for a diagnosis) pretends, with the collaboration of all, to make our journal, each day, better. PMID:23261839

  8. Meet the APS Editors Coffee Break

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2014-03-01

    The APS Journal Editors invite you to join them for conversation and light refreshments. The Editors will be available to answer questions, discuss your ideas, and listen to your comments about the journals. All are welcome to attend.

  9. A Recursive Techniques Editor for Prolog 

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    Bundy, Alan; Grosse, G.; Brna, Paul

    We describe an editor geared to recursive Prolog procedures. It is similar to the structure editors built for many programming languages, except that instead of just ensuring the correctness of the syntax of the procedures ...

  10. TEMPEST: A Template Editor for Structured Text

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    Sterpe, Peter J.

    1985-06-01

    TEMPEST is a full-screen text editor that incorporates a structural paradigm in addition to the more traditional textual paradigm provided by most editors. While the textual paradigm treats the text as a sequence of ...

  11. SIERRA Editor v. 1.2.1

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2010-03-24

    The SIERRA Editor is a syntax editor for text-based input decks for the SIERRA modeling and simulations codes. The SIERRA Editor provides color coded syntax, error checking, hyperlink navigation to referenced entities (e.g. functions and materials), and visual verification of mesh entity references (blocks, sidesets, and nodesets). The SIERRA Editor helps modeling and simulation analysts who use the SIERRA codes to produce syntactically correct input decks.

  12. Luis M.Rocha and Santiago Schnell Introduction to Informatics

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    Rocha, Luis

    .Rocha and Santiago Schnell Questions Over a 20-game period, the number of hits by a baseball player was 1,2,0,0,1,2,2 Diagram One card is to be selected from an ordinary deck of 52 cards. Find the probability that The selected card is an ace The selected card is not a 9 #12;Luis M.Rocha and Santiago Schnell Uncertainty

  13. Gravity survey in the San Luis Valley area, Colorado

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Gaca, J. Robert; Karig, Daniel E.

    1965-01-01

    During the summers of 1963 and 1964, a regional gravity survey covering 6,000 square miles of the San Luis Valley and surrounding areas was made to determine subsurface basement configurations and to guide future crustal studies. The San Luis Valley, a large intermontane basin, is a segment of the Rio Grande trough, a reef system characterized by volcanism, normal faulting, and tilted fault blocks. The gravity data, accurate to about 0.5 mgal, were reduced to complete-Bouguer anomaly values. The Bouguer-anomaly gravity map delineates a series of en-echelon gravity highs in the central and western San Luis Valley. These gravity highs are interpreted as horsts of Precambrian rock buried by basin fill. A series of en-echelon gravity lows along the eastern edge of the Valley is interpreted as a graben filled with sedimentary and igneous rock estimated to be up to 30,000 ft thick. The relatively high regional gravity over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains suggests that these mountains are locally uncompensated. A subcircular gravity low in the Bonanza area is interpreted as an indication of low-density volcanic rocks within a caldera structure.

  14. Working (And Sparring) With Luis: Some Personal Recollections

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pripstein, Moishe

    2011-04-01

    Luis Alvarez was the most remarkable physicist I have ever worked with. As a member of his bubble chamber group at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley and subsequently as a leader of that group for several years, I could appreciate his outstanding attributes as a physicist and his forceful and colorful personality. Each day at the lab seemed exciting. Although he created the largest research group in particle physics in the world at the time, Luis was an ardent foe of group-think, which he characterized as ``intellectual phase-lock''. He had an uncanny intuition about physics and technology, coupled with an insatiable curiosity about the world around him. He is justly renowned as a member of the Inventors Hall of Fame for his myriad inventions and as a Nobel Laureate in physics for his contributions to particle physics through his development of the hydrogen bubble chamber technique, leading to the discovery of a large number of resonance states. However, it was his wide-ranging curiosity which led him to one of his finest achievements, while working with his son Walter - developing the asteroid impact theory as the explanation of the extinction of the dinosaurs. I will offer some personal recollections of Luis and the group in this period, including some of his other intriguing efforts which illustrate the breadth of his interests, pertaining to the Kennedy assassination and x-raying the pyramids, among them. All in all, a brilliant and most unusual scientist and stimulating colleague.

  15. Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Strassmeier, Klaus G.

    2009-01-01

    As of 2007, Astronomische Nachrichten -- Astronomical Notes has reached its all-time high regarding the ISI journal impact factor, with an impressive increase of 60% compared to 2005. We now rank at 1,461, as shown in the statistics below. This is solely due to the increased quality of the published articles: In 2006, Astronomische Nachrichten -- Astronomical Notes published 208 research papers and received 1,033 citations -- five citations per paper on average. In 2007, we have published 177 research papers with roughly the same number of citations. In co-operation with Wiley InterScience we have achieved an average online publication time of just 4.5 months. We hope that the year 2008 will be comparably prosperous. As in the past, publication in Astronomische Nachrichten -- Astronomical Notes continues to be free of charge. Also, all articles of the first issue of each volume can be downloaded free of charge, as can all articles labelled ``Editor's Choice'', which are additionally featured with a color image on the front cover.

  16. Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Strassmeier, Klaus G.

    2008-01-01

    As of 2006, Astronomische Nachrichten -- Astronomical Notes has reached its all-time high regarding the ISI journal impact factor, with an impressive increase of 60% compared to 2005. We now rank at position 1,399, as shown in the statistics below. This is solely due to the increased number and quality of published articles: In 2006, Astronomische Nachrichten -- Astronomical Notes published 208 research papers and received 1,033 citations -- five citations per paper on average. In 2007, we have published 177 research papers, and one may be curious to see how their factor will develop. In co-operation with Wiley InterScience we have achieved an average o nline publication time of just 4.5 months. As in the past, publication in Astronomische Nachrichten -- Astronomical Notes} continues to be free of charge. Also, all articles of the first issue of each volume can be downloaded free of charge, as can all articles labelled ``Editor's Choice'', which are additionally featured with a color image on the front cover.

  17. Message from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stambaugh, Ronald D.

    2014-01-01

    This last year being an odd numbered year, the pages of Nuclear Fusion saw a large influx of expanded papers from the 2012 Fusion Energy Conference in San Diego. Many papers have focused on the scientific and technical challenges posed by ITER. Contributions are steadily increasing from the new superconducting tokamaks in Asia. The ITER Project continues to move ahead. Construction at the Cadarache site is quite remarkable. Buildings completed include the huge Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility and the Headquarters building, which has been occupied by the ITER staff. Work is progressing on the Assembly building and the Cryostat Workshop. The base of the tokamak complex is being laid. Besides the construction that is taking place and will take place at the site, components from around the world have to navigate the complex route from Marseilles to the site. A test convoy replicating the dimensions and weights of the most exceptional ITER loads successfully traversed that route in 2013. We are pleased to report that the IAEA and ITER have finalized the agreement for ITER authors to publish papers in Nuclear Fusion . Nuclear Fusion is proud to continue its key role in providing the leading forum for the documentation of scientific progress and exchange of research results internationally toward fusion energy. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion editorial office appreciates greatly the effort made by our referees to sustain the high quality of the journal. Since January 2005, we have been offering the most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. We have excluded our Board Members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in previous years. The following people have been selected: J.M. Canik, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA I.T. Chapman, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK L.-G. Eriksson, Commission of the European Communities, Belgium T. Evans, General Atomics, USA A. Hassanein, Purdue University, USA Y.-M. Jeon, National Fusion Research Institute, Spain S. Kajita, Nagoya University, Japan T.P. Kiviniemi, Aalto University, Finland R.M. More, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA F. Sattin, Associazione Euratom-ENEA-CNR, Italy J.A. Snipes, ITER Organization, France W. Suttrop, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics-Garching, Germany F.L. Tabares, Energy Environment and Technology Research Centre, Spain Y. Ueda, Osaka University, Japan V.S. Voitsenya, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Ukraine G. Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences, People's Republic of China In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion . At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2013. Our thanks to them! We also wish to express our thanks to Paul Thomas, who served as Guest Editor for the special issue of the overview and summary reports from the 24th Fusion Energy Conference in San Diego, October 2012. This issue is of great value as a summary of the major developments worldwide in fusion research in the last two years. Authors The winner of the 2013 Nuclear Fusion Award is D.G. Whyte for the paper: I-mode: an H-mode energy confinement regime with L-mode particle transport in Alcator C-Mod [1], and we congratulate him and coauthors on this achievement. We also note special topic papers published in 2013: Technical challenges in the construction of the steady-state stellarator Wendestein 7-X by H.S. Bosch et al [2], Power requirements for electron cyclotron current drive and ion cyclotron resonance heating for sawtooth control in ITER by I.T. Chapman et al [3] and IFMIF: overview of the validation activities by J. Knaster et al [4]. The Board of Editors The Board of Editors has had a substantial turnover in members. For their great service to the journal, we wish to thank the following outgoing Board Members whose term of service was reached at the end of

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  19. Editor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance

    E-print Network

    Parrott, Wayne

    . The term GE is preferred over the term "genetically modified" (commonly referred to as GMEditor's Choice Editor's Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance to Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks1 Genetically engineered (GE) stacks, combinations of two or more single

  20. Guest Editors' Introduction: Synthetic Biology

    E-print Network

    Densmore, Douglas

    Guest Editors' Introduction: Synthetic Biology Douglas Densmore Boston University Soha Hassoun Tufts University h SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY IS trending, as evidenced by the recent achievements in biofuels+ undergraduate participants from around the world. Synthetic Biology had a global market which gene- rated $233

  1. Book Review New Editor's Note

    E-print Network

    Book Review New Editor's Note Books reviewed in the AJCL will be those of interest to computational linguists; books in closely related disciplines may also be considered. The purpose of a book review is to inform readers about the content of the book and to present opinions on the choice of material, manner

  2. Book Editors IOS Press, 2006

    E-print Network

    Zell, Andreas

    in- sensitive to changes in viewpoint. There are two considerations when using local features [5 changes. While point localization and signature aspects of interest point algorithms are often designedBook Title Book Editors IOS Press, 2006 1 Appearance-based Localization of Mobile Robots using

  3. Usability and game design : improving the MITAR Game Editor

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    Falconi, Robert F

    2010-01-01

    Creating MIT Augmented Realty (MITAR) games can be a daunting task. MITAR game designers require a usable game editor to simplify this process. The MITAR Game Editor was the first editor to provide game designers with the ...

  4. Examining Editor-Author Ethics: Real-World Scenarios from Interviews with Three Journal Editors

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Amare, Nicole; Manning, Alan

    2009-01-01

    Those who submit manuscripts to academic journals may benefit from a better understanding of how editors weigh ethics in their interactions with authors. In an attempt to ascertain and to understand editors' ethics, we interviewed 3 current academic journal editors of technical and/or business communication journals. We asked them about the…

  5. Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thomas, Paul

    2012-04-01

    Whilst travelling to Vienna to hand over the Editorship of Nuclear Fusion to Ron Stambaugh, I jotted down a few ideas to put in a farewell message. Somewhat unsurprisingly, I find them almost identical to the remarks that Chris Schueller made in handing over to me five years ago. Both of us served in this role for five years, which seems like a good timescale to replace presidents and editors alike; just to allow a fresh approach. In addition, since I have been directly involved in ITER, I have found it increasingly difficult, due to time pressure, to give the journal the attention that it deserves. Therefore, I am very pleased that Ron Stambaugh has agreed to take over as Editor. Not only does he bring the experience as a leading figure in the US fusion programme but, in addition, he has all the contacts, worldwide, from his leadership of the ITPA. I am completely assured that the journal is in a highly competent pair of hands. Such a farewell should not lack my heartfelt thanks to all of those who have made being Editor of Nuclear Fusion so enjoyable and stimulating; readership, authors, referees, the Editorial Board and the NF Office alike. I wish Ron all the best for his tenure and have offered such help and support as I am able to give.

  6. Guest Editor's introduction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1996-03-01

    Special Issue on Performance Modelling Distributed systems are now accepted as a cost-effective alternative to mainframe computer systems in most commercial environments. Their usage continues to become ever more widespread whilst their complexity is increasing rapidly. The essential advantage of client - server systems in particular is the splitting of an application into a client part, which comprises tasks that are executed locally on workstations such as PCs, and a server part, which executes larger scale computations on a remote mainframe or parallel computer. In this way the end-user is offered great flexibility, using a workstation for its specialist capabilities and user interface which is tailored to use by non-technical staff. However, large calculations, for example access to a large central database, can be hived off, via a network, to a central mainframe which has superior performance and is also most appropriate for managing large volumes of shared data. In short, client - server systems can effectively integrate workstations, and perhaps mid-range systems, with mainframes and supercomputers in a cost-effective and user-friendly way. Many other distributed configurations are also used, for example clusters of networked workstations. Whilst this type of partitioning offers tremendous flexibility to users in a cost-effective way, large distributed systems are highly complex, involving large numbers of components performing tasks concurrently, some of which interact. The choice of components, interconnects and software algorithms is therefore critical and the scale of the problem - often many hundreds of clients, possibly many servers which may be parallel computers themselves and several choices of interconnect - demands a design backed up by formal quantitative performance modelling. This special issue is concerned with the performance evaluation of such distributed systems, many of them client - server systems. A system may be considered as comprising three subsystems: the client workstations or user front-ends, interconnection networks and servers, i.e. computers providing high power and mass storage. The corresponding performance issues are then, broadly, workload characterization, network behaviour (e.g. protocols) and execution of synchronized processes on a server. The first paper, by Woodside and Schramm, develops a controlled environment for experimentation with synthetic workloads on a layered configuration of processing nodes. This is followed by Peterson and Chamberlain's study of the performance of two iterative algorithms in the presence of background load on a heterogeneous network of workstations. The particular application of parallel simulation in a distributed environment is then addressed by Teo and Tay. The fourth paper by Foxon, Garth and Harrison discusses the use of formal capacity planning techniques in specifically client - server systems, estimating end-user response time distributions and including a commercial case study. The next two papers address interconnection networks. The first of these, by Malhis, Sanders and Schlichting, provides a joint performance and dependability analysis of a multicast protocol using an extension of the stochastic Petri net formalism. The second, by Heijenk and Haverkort, uses Markov methods and matrix-geometric solution techniques to analyse the performance of a connectionless service implemented with ATM (connection-oriented) technology. The final paper is by Born and concerns the performance of a server node executing synchronized tasks - typically a database server. The critical issue here is the distributed lock management mechanism which implements the synchronization and preserves consistency in a database. Many high quality papers were submitted for this special issue and not all of these could be accommodated. Some of their authors have been invited to resubmit revisions to a future regular issue of the journal, so watch this space! It has been a pleasure to be Guest Editor and I look forward to future developments in this growing research a

  7. Familiarizing with science editors' associations

    PubMed Central

    Gasparyan, Armen Yuri

    2011-01-01

    The number of science editors' associations is growing to resolve a variety of professional problems. The main objective of the associations is to educate their members by facilitating dissemination of information, publishing scholarly journals, books, networking of experts, and regular meetings. There are many science editing associations – general and specialized, traditional, and new. The article presents activities of some of these associations, which include upholding standards of science writing, editing, indexing, research reporting, peer review, editorial independence, and other editorial policies. PMID:22180273

  8. Line-Editor Computer Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Scott, Peter J.

    1989-01-01

    ZED editing program for DEC VAX computer simple, powerful line editor for text, program source code, and nonbinary data. Excels in processing of text by use of procedure files. Also features versatile search qualifiers, global changes, conditionals, online help, hexadecimal mode, space compression, looping, logical combinations of search strings, journaling, visible control characters, and automatic detabbing. Users of Cambridge implementation devised such ZED procedures as chess games, calculators, and programs for evaluating pi. Written entirely in C.

  9. Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (2006) Alan Heirich, Bruno Raffin, and Luis Paulo dos Santos (Editors)

    E-print Network

    Wald, Ingo

    2006-01-01

    . (3D data provided by The Boeing Company.) Abstract During the end-to-end digital design-grained design, looking at the whole dataset at one time may be more useful. The Boeing 777-200 dataset was used and is made avail- able by the Boeing Company although geometry within the dataset is slightly altered

  10. Letter to Editor - "Reply to RP Heaney"

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A letter to the editor was submitted in reply to a letter written to the editor of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition regarding a recent publication (Hunt, CD. and Johnson, LK. Calcium requirements: new estimations for men and women by cross-sectional statistical analyses of calcium balance...

  11. world cultures J. Patrick Gray, Editor

    E-print Network

    White, Douglas R.

    1045-0564 world cultures J. Patrick Gray, Editor PROLEGOMENA Contents and How to Use This Issue J. Patrick Gray ARTICLES AND CODES Extra-marital Affairs: A Reconsideration of the Meaning and Universality-Cultural Research Vol 13 No 1 Spring 2002 #12;WORLD CULTURES PUBLISHER William Divale EDITOR J. Patrick Gray

  12. A Dynamic Light Weight Group Service \\Lambda Lu'is Rodrigues Katherine Guo

    E-print Network

    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    A Dynamic Light Weight Group Service \\Lambda Lu'is Rodrigues Katherine Guo and Ant'onio Sargento) and the ARPA/ONR grant N00014­92­J­1866. 1 #12; 1 Introduction Virtually synchronous group communication [1, 2

  13. Snowball: Extracting Relations from Large Plain-Text Collections Eugene Agichtein Luis Gravano

    E-print Network

    Gravano, Luis

    Snowball: Extracting Relations from Large Plain-Text Collections Eugene Agichtein Luis Gravano Department of Computer Science Columbia University 1214 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027-7003, USA {eugene

  14. Querying Text Databases for Efficient Information Extraction Eugene Agichtein Luis Gravano

    E-print Network

    Gravano, Luis

    Querying Text Databases for Efficient Information Extraction Eugene Agichtein Luis Gravano Columbia University E-mail: {eugene,gravano}@cs.columbia.edu Abstract A wealth of information is hidden within

  15. Ground water recharge to the aquifers of northern San Luis Valley, Colorado: A remote sensing investigation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lee, K. (principal investigator); Huntley, D.

    1976-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. Ground water recharge to the aquifers of San Luis Valley west of San Luis Creek was primarily from ground water flow in the volcanic aquifers of the San Juan Mountains. The high permeability and anisotropic nature of the volcanic rocks resulted in very little contrast in flow conditions between the San Juan Mountains and San Luis Valley. Ground water recharge to aquifers of eastern San Luis Valley was primarily from stream seepage into the upper reaches of the alluvial fans at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The use of photography and thermal infrared imagery resulted in a savings of time and increase in accuracy in regional hydrogeologic studies. Volcanic rocks exhibited the same spectral reflectance curve as sedimentary rocks, with only the absolute magnitude of reflectance varying. Both saline soils and vegetation were used to estimate general ground water depths.

  16. TEMPEST -- A Template Editor for Structured Text

    E-print Network

    Sterpe, Peter

    This paper proposes an editing tool named TEMPEST (TEMPlate Editor for Structured Text) whose goal is to extend a text editing environment by using templates to incorporate into it some knowledge of the structure of the ...

  17. Elizabeth Homer Morton: Librarian, Administrator, Author, Editor.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bassam, Bertha

    1978-01-01

    This tribute to the woman who was executive director and chief editor of the Canadian Library Association for 22 years describes her professional accomplishments and contributions to librarianship. (JAB)

  18. Survey measures burnout in newspaper sports editors

    E-print Network

    Reinardy, Scott

    2008-01-01

    -sized ball with red stitching, resembling a baseball. It was a stress ball. Although being a sports editor might appear to be part sports fantasy camp and part athletic groupie, the demands of working nights, weekends and holidays, being away from family..., and the rela- tionship between burnout and possible stressors such as overall job satisfaction, perceived organizational support, work-family conflict and role overload, among 184 sports editors working at small, medium and large circulation newspapers...

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

    SciTech Connect

    Mills-Curran, W.C.

    1986-11-01

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

  20. John D. Scott and Luis F. Santana Manuel F. Navedo, Edward P. Cheng, Can Yuan, Scott Votaw, Jeffery D. Molkentin,

    E-print Network

    Scott, John D.

    John D. Scott and Luis F. Santana Manuel F. Navedo, Edward P. Cheng, Can Yuan, Scott Votaw, Jeffery Channels During Hypertension and Timothy Syndrome Manuel F. Navedo, Edward P. Cheng, Can Yuan, Scott Votaw, Jeffery D. Molkentin, John D. Scott, Luis F. Santana Rationale: L-Type (Cav1.2) Ca2 channels are critical

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  2. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thomas, Paul

    2010-02-01

    This year Nuclear Fusion celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. This has been marked by the January special edition, containing papers presented at the plenary and celebratory evening session of the 22nd Fusion Energy Conference at Geneva. These papers underline the enormous progress that has been made in the last 50 years both in experiment and theory. Whilst the technical challenges that we face are still formidable, they are largely concerned with engineering a fusion reactor rather than fundamental plasma physics. In my editorial of a year ago, I remarked on the price of oil and the incentive that it gives to develop nuclear fusion into a viable energy source. This last year, attention has shifted somewhat from the markets to the environment and the Copenhagen climate summit in particular. The timescale for action on the environment is much shorter than we can possibly match and so we can only play our part towards developing long term solutions. Our responsibility is to present a programme that has the clear goal in developing a sustainable source of energy and, as the next step, make an unambiguous success of ITER. The Nuclear Fusion journal has continued to make an important contribution to the research programme and has maintained its position as the leading journal in the field. The journal depends entirely on its authors and referees and so I would like to thank them all for their work in 2009 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2010. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion Editorial Office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, seven of the top referees have reviewed four or more manuscripts in the period November 2008 to November 2009 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. The other three have been very helpful in 'minority fields'. We have excluded our Board members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their Special Issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Tomonori Takizuka, JAEA-Naka Fusion Institute, Japan Rudolf Neu, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany Sibylle Guenter, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany Taik-Soo Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States David R. Mikkelsen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States Peter C. de Vries, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, United Kingdom Yasuhiro Suzuki, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Jerzy Wolowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, Poland Tetsuo Tanabe, Kyushu University, Japan Yasuyuki Yagi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan Congratulations and many, many thanks! The Guest Editors of special editions deserve a special mention for the excellent help that they have given us. They are: Taik-Soo Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States, Special Issue on H-Mode Physics and Transport Barriers Yaroslav Kolesnichenko, Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine, Special Issue on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems Kimitaka Itoh, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Howard R. Wilson, University of York, UK, Special Issue on Plasma Instabilities Bernhard Unterberg, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, Special Issue on Stochastic Fusion Plasma In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2009. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2009 Nuclear Fusion award was Steven A. Sabbagh et al for the paper entitled 'Resistive wall stabilized oper

  3. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thomas, Paul

    2011-01-01

    As usual, being an even year, the 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference took place at Daejeon, Korea. The event was notable not just for the quality of the presentations but also for the spectacular opening ceremony, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Kim Hwang-sik. The Prime Minister affirmed the importance of research into fusion energy research and pledged support for ITER. Such political visibility is good news, of course, but it brings with it the obligation to perform. Fortunately, good performance was much in evidence in the papers presented at the conference, of which a significant proportion contain 'ITER' in the title. Given this importance of ITER and the undertaking by the Nuclear Fusion journal to publish papers associated with Fusion Energy Conference presentations, the Nuclear Fusion Editorial Board has decided to adopt a simplified journal scope that encompasses technology papers more naturally. The scope is available from http://iopscience.iop.org/0029-5515/page/Journal%20information but is reproduced here for clarity: Nuclear Fusion publishes articles making significant advances to the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion. The journal scope includes: the production, heating and confinement of high temperature plasmas; the physical properties of such plasmas; the experimental or theoretical methods of exploring or explaining them; fusion reactor physics; reactor concepts; fusion technologies. The key to scope acceptability is now '....significant advances....' rather than any particular area of controlled thermonuclear fusion research. It is hoped that this will make scope decisions easier for the Nuclear Fusion office, the referees and the Editor.The Nuclear Fusion journal has continued to make an important contribution to the research programme and has maintained its position as the leading journal in the field. This is underlined by the fact that Nuclear Fusion has received an impact factor of 4.270, as listed in ISI's 2009 Science Citation Index. The journal depends entirely on its authors and referees and so I would like to thank them all for their work in 2010 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2011. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion editorial office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, two of the top referees have reviewed four or more manuscripts in the period November 2009 to November 2010 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board Members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their special issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Osamu Naito, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Japan Masahiro Kobayashi, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan Duccio Testa, Lausanne Federal Polytechnic University, Switzerland Vladimir Pustovitov, Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Insitute, Russia Christopher Holland, University of California at San Diego, USA Yuri Gribov, ITER International Organisation, Cadarache, France Eriko Jotaki, Kyushu University, Japan Sven Wiesen, Jülich Research Centre, Germany Viktor S. Marchenko, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine Richard Stephens, General Atomics, USA In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2010. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2010 Nuclear Fusion Award was J.E. Rice et al for the paper entitled 'Inter-machine comparison of intrinsic toroidal rotation in tokamaks' (2007 Nucl. Fusion 47 1618-24). The prize was awarde

  4. Ben Goertzel, Pascal Hitzler, Marcus Hutter (Editors) Artificial General Intelligence

    E-print Network

    Hutter, Marcus

    #12;Ben Goertzel, Pascal Hitzler, Marcus Hutter (Editors) Artificial General Intelligence Proceedings of the Second Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2009, Arlington, Virginia, USA ________________________________________________________________________ #12;Artificial General Intelligence Volume Editors Ben Goertzel Novamente & Biomind LLC 1405 Bernerd

  5. Guidelines & Checklist Working with a Typist or Editor

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Guidelines & Checklist Working with a Typist or Editor Students may work with a typist or editor before hiring the typist/editor. Checklist - Important questions to ask when hiring a typist with formatting in MS Word, or do you need line edits, or both? This checklist of questions is not meant

  6. Novel Family of Chiral-Based Topological Insulators: Elemental Tellurium under Strain Luis A. Agapito,1

    E-print Network

    Goddard III, William A.

    Novel Family of Chiral-Based Topological Insulators: Elemental Tellurium under Strain Luis A April 2013) Employing ab initio electronic structure calculations, we predict that trigonal tellurium­5]. The heavier group-VI elements selenium and tellurium are ubiquitous in most of the recently discovered binary

  7. Pre-Big Bang, vacuum and noncyclic cosmologies Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

    E-print Network

    Pre-Big Bang, vacuum and noncyclic cosmologies Luis Gonzalez-Mestres LAPP, Université de Savoie the way to unprecedented Big Bang phenomenology, potentially allow- ing to test the standard Big Bang model as well as less conventional approaches including pre-Big Bang cosmologies. An illustration

  8. Affinity Paths and Information Diffusion in Social Networks Jose Luis Iribarren

    E-print Network

    Moro, Esteban

    . Key words: Word-of-Mouth, Viral Marketing, Information Diffusion, Social Networks, Complex Systems 1. The appearance of new social phenomena related to the In- ternet (Social Media, Collaborative Filtering, SocialAffinity Paths and Information Diffusion in Social Networks Jos´e Luis Iribarren Instituto de

  9. Quality-Driven Geospatial Data Integration Snehal Thakkar, Craig A. Knoblock, Jose Luis Ambite

    E-print Network

    Ambite, José Luis

    Quality-Driven Geospatial Data Integration Snehal Thakkar, Craig A. Knoblock, Jose Luis Ambite thakkar,knoblock,ambite@isi.edu ABSTRACT Accurate and efficient integration of geospatial data of the key chal- lenges in supporting large-scale geospatial data integration are automatically computing

  10. A Design Methodology for Power Electronics Luis E. Amaya, Philip T. Krein, Farid N. Najm

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    Najm, Farid N.

    A Design Methodology for Power Electronics Luis E. Amaya, Philip T. Krein, Farid N. Najm of power electronic circuits. The design process has not been formalized,and mostofthe e ort in computer analog design contexts. In power electronics the available CAD tools tend to address circuit analysis

  11. Evaluating the sustainability of a regional system using Fisher information in the San Luis Basin, Colorado

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper describes the theory, data, and methodology necessary for using Fisher information to assess the sustainability of the San Luis Basin (SLB) regional system over time. Fisher information was originally developed as a measure of the information content in data and is an ...

  12. Collaborative Virtual Environments Based on Real Work Spaces Luis A. Guerrero, Csar A. Collazos1

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    Guerrero, Luis

    Collaborative Virtual Environments Based on Real Work Spaces Luis A. Guerrero, César A. Collazos1 organizational unit is selected to experiment the development of a CVE for a real working environment. We start the virtual environment we developed, some conclusions and further work. 2 The Virtual Environment As a case

  13. EXPLICIT SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO IN REPRODUCING KERNEL HILBERT SPACES Luis Gomez-Chova1

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    Camps-Valls, Gustavo

    . Extracted features with the ex- plicit KMNF also improve hyperspectral image classification. Index TermsEXPLICIT SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO IN REPRODUCING KERNEL HILBERT SPACES Luis G´omez-Chova1 , Allan A. Nielsen2 and Gustavo Camps-Valls1 1 Image Processing Laboratory (IPL). Universitat de Val`encia, Spain. 2

  14. The Penn-Lehman Automated Trading Project Michael Kearns and Luis Ortiz

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    Ives, Zachary G.

    is the Penn Exchange Simulator (PXS), a software simulator for automated stock trading that merges automatedThe Penn-Lehman Automated Trading Project Michael Kearns £ and Luis Ortiz Department of Computer-LehmanAutomated Trading project, a broad inves- tigation of algorithms and strategies for automated trading in financial

  15. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY GENERATION AND UTILIZATION Luis D. Berrizbeitia

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    Polly, David

    LDB - 1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY GENERATION AND UTILIZATION Luis D. Berrizbeitia Geothermal energy has been used for centuries throughout the world. Recently, because of a push to diversify forms of energy away from fossil fuels, geothermal energy has been researched and utilized to great

  16. Efficient appearance-based tracking Jose Miguel Buenaposada Enrique Mu~noz, Luis Baumela

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    Buenaposada Biencinto, José Miguel

    Efficient appearance-based tracking Jos´e Miguel Buenaposada Enrique Mu~noz, Luis Baumela Dpto. de way of modeling target appear- ance. Unfortunately, efficiency is one of the limitations of present an efficient proce- dure for tracking based on a linear subspace model of target appearance (grey levels

  17. 1 Agents for Information Gathering Craig A. Knoblock and Jos'e Luis Ambite

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    Ambite, José Luis

    1 Agents for Information Gathering Craig A. Knoblock and Jos'e Luis Ambite Information Sciences (SIMS) agent and discusses the issues that arise in using this design to build a network of information Institute and Department of Computer Science University of Southern California Abstract With the vast number

  18. 1Agents for Information Gathering Craig A. Knoblock and Jose Luis Ambite

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    Ambite, José Luis

    1Agents for Information Gathering Craig A. Knoblock and Jose Luis Ambite Information Sciences of information resources available today, a critical problem is how to locate, retrieve and process information of information sources available, the problem of how to com- bine distributed, heterogeneous informationsources

  19. Green Net Regional Product for the San Luis Basin, Colorado: An Economic Measure of Regional Sustainability

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper presents the data sources and methodology used to estimate Green Net Regional Product (GNRP), a green accounting approach, for the San Luis Basin (SLB). GNRP is equal to aggregate consumption minus the depreciation of man-made and natural capital. We measure the move...

  20. A Model for Multimodal Representation and Inference1 Luis Pineda and Gabriela Garza

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    Pineda, Luis

    A Model for Multimodal Representation and Inference1 Luis Pineda and Gabriela Garza Department applications of a theory for representation and inference in multimodal scenarios is presented. The theory a multimodal system of representation and inference based on this view of modality is described. First, a brief

  1. Bottlenose dolphins of San Luis Pass, Texas: occurrencs patterns, site fidelity, and habitat use 

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    Maze, Katherine Suzanne

    1997-01-01

    Boat-based photo-identification surveys were conducted during a 12-month (1995-96) study of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in San Luis Pass/Chocolate Bay, Texas, a relatively undisturbed area located at the southwestern end of Galveston...

  2. PNBA*: A Parallel Bidirectional Heuristic Search Algorithm Luis Henrique Oliveira Rios1

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    Chaimowicz, Luiz

    PNBA*: A Parallel Bidirectional Heuristic Search Algorithm Luis Henrique Oliveira Rios1 , Luiz Chaimowicz1 1 Departamento de Ci^encia da Computac¸~ao Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) ­ Belo Horizonte, MG ­ Brasil {lhrios,chaimo}@dcc.ufmg.br Abstract. A* (A-star) is a heuristic search algorithm

  3. Clustering-based location in wireless networks Luis Mengual, Oscar Marbn *, Santiago Eibe

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    Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad

    Clustering-based location in wireless networks Luis Mengual, Oscar Marbán *, Santiago Eibe Facultad mobile stations (MS) in an indoor environment using wireless technology. Our solution is a fin- gerprint-based strength indicator (RSSI) measurements from multiple access points. In the calibration phase, our system

  4. Towards NEMS Fluid Sensors Based on Suspended Nanomaterials Luis A. Jauregui1, 3

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    Chen, Yong P.

    suspended gold nanowires on 300nm silicon oxide substrates (with etched trenches of 300nm), with Au/Ti (100 1 and 2 as shown in figure 1b. After the nanowires are characterized, we introduce silicon oil of 10Towards NEMS Fluid Sensors Based on Suspended Nanomaterials Luis A. Jauregui1, 3 , Hao Lu4, 5 , Jun

  5. The Mechanism of Isolumint Chromatic Motion Perception Zhong-Lin Lu, Luis Lesmes, George Sperling

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    White, Douglas R.

    MBS 99-08 The Mechanism of Isolumint Chromatic Motion Perception Zhong-Lin Lu, Luis Lesmes, George gamut of motion percepts, from compelling smooth motion to motion standstill. the perception of motion binocular inputs of form, color, depth, and texture are simultaneously available and where selective

  6. Likeliness to Pay for Oak Woodlands by the Residents of San Luis Obispo County1

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    Likeliness to Pay for Oak Woodlands by the Residents of San Luis Obispo County1 Sarah P. Cross2 The golden hillsides with scattered oaks, known throughout California, are decreasing each day. Some oak converted into intensive agriculture, such as wine grape production. This continued decrease in oak

  7. 76 FR 14042 - San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Alamosa, CO; Comprehensive Conservation Plan...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-15

    ... National Wildlife Refuge Complex is composed of three national wildlife refuges (NWRs): Monte Vista... Complex comprises Baca, Monte Vista, and Alamosa National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs).We provide this notice... Fish and Wildlife Service ; 60138-1265-6CCP-S3] San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge...

  8. Policy-Driven Adaptation of Protocol Stacks Liliana Rosa, Antonia Lopes, and Luis Rodrigues

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    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    Policy-Driven Adaptation of Protocol Stacks Liliana Rosa, Ant´onia Lopes, and Lu´is Rodrigues. In this context, dynamic adaptation of the underlying communication support is funda- mental to achieve adequate performance. We address the problem of sup- porting dynamic adaptation of communication protocol stacks

  9. Resistance to Cry toxins and epithelial healing Anas Castagnola, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes

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    Jurat-Fuentes, Juan Luis

    Resistance to Cry toxins and epithelial healing Anaïs Castagnola, Juan Luis Jurat: Resistance to Cry toxins can develop by alterations in any of the steps in the Cry toxin mode of action. Most characterized mechanisms of resistance to Cry toxins involve alterations in enzymatic toxin processing or toxin

  10. San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services Bilingual-Bicultural Program. Curriculum: Kindergarten Through Third Grade.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services, Alamosa, CO.

    For the children in the San Luis Valley (Colorado), bilingual education has provided a successful atmosphere for both the monolingual English speakers and the non-English speakers. They teach each other, learn about each other's culture, and appreciate and understand others better. This curriculum guide, funded by Title VII of the Elementary and…

  11. RIEMANNIAN FOLIATIONS ON CONTRACTIBLE MANIFOLDS LUIS FLORIT, OLIVER GOERTSCHES, ALEXANDER LYTCHAK, AND DIRK TOBEN

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    Lytchak, Alexander

    RIEMANNIAN FOLIATIONS ON CONTRACTIBLE MANIFOLDS LUIS FLORIT, OLIVER GOERTSCHES, ALEXANDER LYTCHAK a closed leaf, and that all leaves are closed if one closed leaf has a finitely generated fundamental group foliation on a rational homology sphere with leaf dimension larger than one, all leaves must be compact

  12. Amphibian antimicrobial peptides and Protozoa: Lessons from parasites Luis Rivas a,

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    Pompeu Fabra, Universitat

    Review Amphibian antimicrobial peptides and Protozoa: Lessons from parasites Luis Rivas a, , Juan peptides (AMPs) from amphibians and other eukaryotes recognize pathogenicity patterns mostly related or leishmaniasis. Herein we review the scarce but growing body of knowledge addressing the use of amphibian AMPs

  13. Impact of Human Activity Patterns on the Dynamics of Information Diffusion Jose Luis Iribarren

    E-print Network

    Moro, Esteban

    is around one day, its heterogeneity makes the response time much bigger and information travels slower thanImpact of Human Activity Patterns on the Dynamics of Information Diffusion Jose´ Luis Iribarren IBM of human activity patterns on information diffusion. To this end we ran a viral email experiment involving

  14. A Design Methodology for Power Electronics \\Lambda Luis E. Amaya, Philip T. Krein, Farid N. Najm

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    Najm, Farid N.

    Abstract Currently there are no computer­aided­design (CAD) tools dedicated to the design and synthesis in computer aid has been oriented towards simulation, neglecting other stages of the design process that canA Design Methodology for Power Electronics \\Lambda Luis E. Amaya, Philip T. Krein, Farid N. Najm

  15. Complex networks and the WWW market Luis Lopez , Juan A. Almendral and Miguel A. F. Sanjuan

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    Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

    Complex networks and the WWW market Luis L´opez , Juan A. Almendral and Miguel A. F. Sanju and novel nonlinear effects emerge in this kind of markets. Key words: Complex networks, competitive WWW markets, winner-take-all, collaborative networks. PACS: 89.20.Hh, 89.75.-k 1 Introduction Traditionally

  16. MESOSPHERIC RETRIEVALS FROM MIPAS Luis F. Millan-Valle and A. Dudhia

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    Oxford, University of

    MESOSPHERIC RETRIEVALS FROM MIPAS Luis F. Mill´an-Valle and A. Dudhia Oxford University, Parks Road to retrieve tem- perature, pressure and composition at lower mesospheric altitudes using the limb radiances on the assumption that at mesospheric heights, due to the thin optical path, the re- trieval can be treated linearly

  17. Idroid -interest aware augmented reality Ricardo Brilhante, Luis Veiga, and Paulo Ferreira

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    Ferreira, Paulo

    Idroid - interest aware augmented reality Ricardo Brilhante, Luis Veiga, and Paulo Ferreira INESC.veiga,paulo.ferreira}@inesc-id.pt Abstract. Mobile augmented reality applications are increasingly more popular. The ability to merge the freshness of (augmented reality) information provided to the user on the mobile device is of utmost

  18. Emphatic or Reflexive? On the Endophoric Character of French "lui-meme" and Similar Complex Pronouns.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zribi-Hertz, Anne

    1995-01-01

    This study examined the referential properties of a class of complex pronouns labelled M-Pronouns, exemplified by Old English "himself," French "lui-meme," and English "his own." It is shown that M-Pronouns exhibit some properties commonly taken as characterizing reflexive anaphors, and that they also occur as "intensive" pronouns. Contains 66…

  19. SPECIAL PROBLEM REPORT, IMPROVING EXTENSION PROGRAM PLANNING PROCEDURES IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    CANNON, DALE CARTER

    A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY MAIL QUESTIONNAIRE TO GATHER DATA ON THE FARM POPULATION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, TO GET NAMES OF COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND PROVIDE MOTIVATION FOR EXTENSION PROGRAM PLANNING. THE MEAN AGE OF RESPONDENTS WAS 50, THE LARGE MAJORITY WITH CHILDREN AT HOME, THREE-FOURTHS NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA, ONE-HALF BEING BORN IN…

  20. 75 FR 59285 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit, San Luis Obispo County, CA

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-27

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R8-ES-2010-N207...County, CA AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior...SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service...redevelopment project in the community of Los Osos, San Luis...

  1. Quantum Mechanics, space-time, preons and entanglement Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

    E-print Network

    1 Quantum Mechanics, space-time, preons and entanglement Luis Gonzalez-Mestres Cosmology Laboratory considered. This crucial role of preon dynamics naturally includes a possible superbradyonic structure the expected role of superluminal preons inside the physical vacuum in connection with entanglement

  2. The Weak Mutual Exclusion Problem Paolo Romano, Luis Rodrigues and Nuno Carvalho

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    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    The Weak Mutual Exclusion Problem Paolo Romano, Luis Rodrigues and Nuno Carvalho INESC-ID/IST Abstract In this paper we define the Weak Mutual Exclusion (WME) problem. Analogously to classical Dis- tributed Mutual Exclusion (DME), WME serializes the accesses to a shared resource. Differently from DME

  3. A fresh perspective of the substorm current system and its dynamo A. T. Y. Lui

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    Sitnov, Mikhail I.

    directed current with an earthward directed electric field. The total current strength is estimated: 2708 Magnetospheric Physics: Current systems (2409); 2712 Magnetospheric Physics: Electric fields (2411A fresh perspective of the substorm current system and its dynamo A. T. Y. Lui Johns Hopkins

  4. Realtime Concurrent Planning and Plan Execution in Stochastic Domains Luis Pineda and Shlomo Zilberstein

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    Zilberstein, Shlomo

    Realtime Concurrent Planning and Plan Execution in Stochastic Domains Luis Pineda and Shlomo receives a task and must minimize the combined cost of planning and plan execution necessary to complete parts of the intermediate plan are being executed. The main challenges are to guarantee the completeness

  5. Survey of San Luis Valley School Closures. Resource Report No. 4.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Potts, Alfred M.

    School closures in Colorado's San Luis Valley were surveyed, listing the pros and cons of closing school during the potato harvest. In 1958, 12 of 31 elementary schools and 7 of 13 secondary schools ceased operation for periods up to 18 days during the potato harvest, closing schools to 4,447 students. Of these students, 904 elementary children…

  6. Panel Discussion With PR/PRL Editors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blume, Martin

    2002-03-01

    Panelists: Peter Adams, Physical Review B Irwin Oppenheim, Physical Review E & Massachsetts Institute of Technology Jack Sandweiss, Physical Review Letters & Yale University Reinhardt Schuhmann, Physical Review Letters The panel will include Editors from Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, and Physical Review E. They will briefly discuss some current issues facing the journals, such as raising the standards for PRL acceptance and the role of electronic media attachments (e.g., movies) to journal articles. Opinions on these issues from the audience will be solicited. The Editors will also respond to questions and comments from the audience.

  7. Late Glacial and Holocene Record of Hydroclimate in the San Luis Valley, Southern Colorado, USA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yuan, F.; Koran, M.

    2012-12-01

    Lake sediments from the San Luis Valley, south-central Colorado, archive a detailed record of Late Glacial and Holocene climatic fluctuations in the southern Rocky Mountains. Together with radiometric dating analysis, measurements of grain size, magnetic susceptibility, total inorganic carbon (TIC), oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of the TIC fraction on sediment samples from San Luis Lake (at an average resolution of 60 years per sample) allow us to generate a sediment record of climatic change in the region spanning the last 16ka (1 ka=1000 cal yrs). This record documents the timing and duration of major climate episodes and trends, comparable to the existing paleoclimate records from the American Southwest. The Late Glacial record of San Luis Lake contains a big wet episode in the late part of the Mystery Interval (MI), a relatively dry climate during Bølling-Allerød (B/A) warm interval, and a relatively wet episode during the Younger Dryas (YD) interval, similar to the lake-level record found in the Estancia basin in central New Mexico. The early to middle Holocene record of d18O in the San Luis Lake parallels the calcite d18O record of Bison Lake in northern Colorado, documenting a history of significant change in precipitation seasonality across the northern boundary of the North American monsoon (NAM). The middle Holocene epoch is characterized by greater variations in magnetic susceptibility, d18O and d13C, suggesting the prevalence of wet, variable or transitional climate conditions. In contrast, the late Holocene climate is relatively dry, as indicated by more positive values of d18O in San Luis Lake. The results of this study reveal a complex history of climate evolution due to the interactions of two seasonally distinct precipitation regimes with mountainous landforms in the region.

  8. OPM Scheme Editor 2: A graphical editor for specifying object-protocol structures

    SciTech Connect

    Chen, I-Min A.; Markowitz, V.M.; Pang, F.; Ben-Shachar, O.

    1993-07-01

    This document describes an X-window based Schema Editor for the Object-Protocol Model (OPM). OPM is a data model that supports the specification of complex object and protocol classes. objects and protocols are qualified in OPM by attributes that are defined over (associated with) value classes. Connections of object and protocol classes are expressed in OPM via attributes. OPM supports the specification (expansion) of protocols in terms of alternative and sequences of component (sub) protocols. The OPM Schema Editor allows specifying, displaying, modifying, and browsing through OPM schemas. The OPM Schema Editor generates an output file that can be used as input to an OPM schema translation tool that maps OPM schemas into definitions for relational database management systems. The OPM Schema Editor was implemented using C++ and the X11 based Motif toolkit, on Sun SPARCstation under Sun Unix OS 4.1. This document consists of the following parts: (1) A tutorial consisting of seven introductory lessons for the OPM Schema Editor. (2) A reference manual describing all the windows and functions of the OPM Schema Editor. (3) An appendix with an overview of OPM.

  9. Software as History Embodied Nathan Ensmenger, Editor

    E-print Network

    Ensmenger, Nathan

    Software as History Embodied Nathan Ensmenger, Editor In the very last published article of his but profound ques- tion: ``What makes the history of software hard?1 In his characteristically playful style to come to grips with the formidable challenges of writing the history of software-- but also one of great

  10. Subcellular Biochemistry 71 E. Anibal Disalvo Editor

    E-print Network

    Nagle, John F.

    . springer.com) stn@cmu.edu #12;stn@cmu.edu #12;stn@cmu.edu #12;Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner SamuelSubcellular Biochemistry 71 Membrane Hydration E. Anibal Disalvo Editor The Role ofWater

  11. Francesca Storici Editor Methods and Protocols

    E-print Network

    #12;ME T H O D S I N MO L E C U L A R BI O LO G Y Series Editor John M. Walker School of Life Sciences-1-62703-761-7 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-1-62703-761-7 Springer New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London Library

  12. Cognitive Radio Technology [from THE GUEST EDITORS

    E-print Network

    Di Benedetto, Maria-Gabriella

    Cognitive Radio Technology [from THE GUEST EDITORS] Maria Gabriella di Benedetto, Yingbo Hua, Thomas Kaiser, and Xiaodong Wang C ognitive radio is an exciting and new way of thinking and researching of cognitive radio. Perhaps the most pressing of them is improved utilization of the electromagnetic radio

  13. TV Content Analysis Name of editors here

    E-print Network

    Greenberg, Albert

    of voice and chat capabilities into television sets, TV recommendations, video conferencing, etc. FromTV Content Analysis Name of editors here December 15, 2010 #12;ii #12;Contents 1 Enhancing Social TV through Social Media Mining 1 1.1 Social media content filtering

  14. Bridges 2013 Poetry Anthology Sarah Glaz, Editor

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    Glaz, Sarah

    Bridges 2013 Poetry Anthology Sarah Glaz, Editor Contents Introduction Poems by Bridges Enschede poems with commentary from FRED AND BLOSSOM: So How Do You Design an Aeroplane 5 Centres of Gravity 1934;Eveline Pye Solving Problems 27 Numerical Landscape 28 Statistics 29 Love of Algebra 30 Poems by Bridges

  15. Manipulability Optimization for Trajectory Generation Luis Guilamo1 James Kuffner1,2 Koichi Nishiwaki1 Satoshi Kagami1

    E-print Network

    Kuffner, James

    Manipulability Optimization for Trajectory Generation Luis Guilamo1 James Kuffner1,2 Koichi space trajectories generated by our method are optimal within the limit of the discretization a manipulability based global optimization algorithm for trajec- tory generation. Traditionally, trajectory

  16. [Report of the editors, 2013].

    PubMed

    García Puig, J; Gaspar Alonso-Vega, G; Ríos Blanco, J J

    2014-01-01

    The editors of Revista Clínica Española(Rev Clin Esp) inform on their editorial activity during the last 12 months: (a) objectives and attainments, (b) editorial activity, and (c) objectives for 2014. In 2013 the most relevant modification concerning the editorial activity has been the translation into English of the 5 manuscripts with abstract contained in each issue (http://www.revclinesp.es/). From the first January to the 30th September 2013 we received 458 manuscripts (50.9 manuscripts per month), a similar figure to that obtained in 2012 (51.1 manuscripts per month). The acceptance rate of the 443 manuscripts whose editorial process has been concluded was 23.7% (originals, 11.8%). We asked for 253 revisions to 186 reviewers and we received 74.4% revisions in less than 2 weeks (10.9 days). The mean time to adopt an editorial decision for all manuscripts («accepted»/«rejected») has been 20,3 (half than in 2009). For «originals» this figure has dropped from 56.6 days in 2009 to 22.5 days in 2013. The mean time elapsed from manuscript reception to its on-line publication was 94.8 days in 2013 (110.5 in 2012 and 155.8 in 2011). In 2013 the collaboration with the working groups from the Internal Medicine Spanish Foundation has reported 17 published manuscripts. In 2013 we were informed that the Journal Citation Reports excluded Rev Clin Esp from its impact factor journal list due to its elevated self-citations. We have taken a number of actions to reduce self-citations and we expect to be a minority in 2014. Some other data concerning the editorial policy are encouraging. In this sense, manuscript citation to Rev Clin Esp published articles has seen a substantial increase from 19% in 2008 to 29% in 2012. We work to achieve the digitalization of Rev Clin Esp from 1940 to 1999 (the journal is already digitalized since 2000). The continuous renewal of the journal sections and the working groups collaboration are necessary elements to make our journal, each day, better. PMID:24365754

  17. Luis Rafael Sánchez´s The Passion of Antígona Pérez: Puerto Rican Drama in North American Performance

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    Fiet, Lowell

    1976-10-01

    of Antígona Pérez: Puerto Rican Drama in North American Performance1 LOWELL A. FIET In The Passion of Antígona Pérez by Puerto Rican playwright Luis Rafael Sánchez, a contemporary Antigone addresses her "Homeland, America," exhort ing: "America, don... illustrate not only the imposing image of U.S. political domination, but Puerto Rico's equally strong cultural ties with Spanish-speaking America as well. In The Passion of Antigona Pérez, Luis Rafael Sánchez modifies the Antigone FALL 1976 99...

  18. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hauptmann, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2010, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal and look ahead to 2011. As many of you are no doubt aware, our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) is currently 1.317. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization (Thomson ISI) agreeing with my own assessment. Measurement Science and Technology is a journal with a broad scope covering new measurement techniques in all fields of science and engineering. I therefore find it particularly enjoyable to read summaries of recent research in our strong topical review programme as these cover many varied topics of interest. In 2010 several interesting articles by international leaders in their field were published, for example: Single-photon generation and detection, by G S Buller and R J Collins of Heriot-Watt University [1]. Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in life sciences, by Jan Willem Borst and Antonie J W G Visser, from the Microspectroscopy Centre of Wageningen University [2]. Biological and chemical sensors for cancer diagnosis, by Elfriede Simon of Siemens AG [3]. I hope that these articles, and the others published in 2010 and now in 2011, will provide a useful overview for our readers, and be helpful to new researchers. When speaking to young researchers I am particularly aware that having their articles published in a timely fashion is important, and I am pleased that our publication times are highly competitive, with most authors receiving a publication decision within 7 weeks and most articles being published a month after acceptance. Looking forward to 2011, we will continue to rely on you, our esteemed reviewers, for your help in determining which articles make a significant contribution to the field of measurements. Your work is highly valued, not only by those of us who work directly on the journal, but also by the readers who can continue to refer to MST knowing that only work of a high standard is published here. There simply remains for me to say thank you again for your contribution to Measurement Science and Technology in 2010, and I wish you all the best for a successful 2011! References [1] Buller G S and Collins R J 2010 Single-photon generation and detection Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 012002 [2] Borst J W and Visser A J W G 2010 Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in life sciences Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 102002 [3] Simon E 2010 Biological and chemical sensors for cancer diagnosis Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 112002

  19. From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-04-01

    From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    Dear Colleagues: There has been a significant increase in the number of duplicate submissions and plagiarism cases reported in all major journals, including the journals of the Optical Society of America. Duplicate submissions and plagiarism can take many forms, and all of them are violations of professional ethics, the copyright agreement that an author signs along with the submission of a paper, and OSA's published Author Guidelines. There must be a significant component of new science for a paper to be publishable. The copying of large segments of text from previously published or in-press papers with only minor cosmetic changes is not acceptable and can lead to the rejection of papers. Duplicate submission: Duplicate submission is the most common ethics violation encountered. Duplicate submission is the submission of substantially similar papers to more than one journal. There is a misperception in a small fraction of the scientific community that duplicate submission is acceptable because it sometimes takes a long time to get a paper reviewed and because one of the papers can be withdrawn at any time. This is a clear violation of professional ethics and of the copyright agreement that is signed on submission. Duplicate submission harms the whole community because editors and reviewers waste their time and in the process compound the time it takes to get a paper reviewed for all authors. In cases of duplicate submission, the Editor of the affected OSA journal will consult with the Editor of the other journal involved to determine the proper course of action. Often that action will be the rejection of both papers. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics and is defined as the substantial replication, without attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. Two types of plagiarism can occur-self-plagiarism and plagiarism from others' works. Self-plagiarism is the publication of substantially similar scientific content of one's own in the same or different journals. Self-plagiarism causes duplicate papers in the scientific literature, violates copyright agreements, and unduly burdens reviewers, editors, and the scientific publishing enterprise. Plagiarism from others' works constitutes the most offensive form of plagiarism. Effectively, it is using someone else's work as if it is your own. Any text, equations, ideas, or figures taken from another paper or work must be specifically acknowledged as they occur in that paper or work. Figures, tables, or other images reproduced from another source normally require permission from the publisher. Text or concepts can, for example, be quoted as follows: "As stated by xxx (name of lead author), "text" [reference]." Action on Notification of Allegations of Plagiarism: OSA identifies an act of plagiarism in a published document to be the substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. OSA has implemented a process for dealing with cases of plagiarism. When the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is notified of an instance of either of the two possible forms of plagiarism discussed above, he or she will make a preliminary investigation of the allegations, including a request for the accused authors to explain the situation. If further action is justified, then the Editor-in-Chief will convene a panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal involved, the Chair of the Board of Editors, and the Senior Director of Publications. Their unanimous decision confirming that an act of plagiarism has occurred requires the insertion of the following statement in the official OSA electronic record of the plagiarizing article:
    "It has come to the attention of the Optical Society of America that this article should not have b

  20. Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report

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    Hewlett, E.M.; Erickson, M.V.; Ferguson, C.D.; Boswell, B.S.; Walter, K.M.; Hart, M.L.; Sherwood, P.B.

    1983-07-01

    The commercial feasibility of producing between 76 and 189 million liters (20 to 50 million gallons) of ethanol annually in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using geothermal energy as the primary heat source was assessed. The San Luis Valley is located in south-central Colorado. The valley is a high basin situated approximately 2316 meters (7600 feet) above sea level which contains numerous warm water wells and springs. A known geothermal resource area (IGRA) is located in the east-central area of the valley. The main industry in the valley is agriculture, while the main industry in the surrounding mountains is lumber. Both of these industries can provide feedstocks for the production of ethanol.

  1. Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Hewlett, E.M.; Erickson, M.V.; Ferguson, C.D.; Sherwood, P.B.; Boswell, B.S.; Walter, K.M.; Hart, M.L.

    1983-07-01

    The purpose of this study is to assess the commercial feasibility of producing between 76 and 189 million liters (20 and 50 million gallons) of ethanol annually in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using geothermal energy as the primary heat source. The San Luis Valley is located in south-central Colorado. The valley is a high basin situated approximately 2316 meters (7600 feet) above sea level which contains numerous warm water wells and springs. A known geothermal resource area (KGRA) is located in the east-central area of the valley. The main industry in the valley is agriculture, while the main industry in the surrounding mountains is lumber. Both of these industries can provide feedstock for the production of ethanol.

  2. Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data of the Paradox and San Luis Valleys, Colorado

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Ball, Lyndsay B.; Bloss, Benjamin R.; Bedrosian, Paul A.; Grauch, V.J.S.; Smith, Bruce D.

    2015-01-01

    In October 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contracted airborne magnetic and electromagnetic surveys of the Paradox and San Luis Valleys in southern Colorado, United States. These airborne geophysical surveys provide high-resolution and spatially comprehensive datasets characterizing the resistivity structure of the shallow subsurface of each survey region, accompanied by magnetic-field information over matching areas. These data were collected to provide insight into the distribution of groundwater brine in the Paradox Valley, the extent of clay aquitards in the San Luis Valley, and to improve our understanding of the geologic framework for both regions. This report describes these contracted surveys and releases digital data supplied under contract to the USGS.

  3. Geologic Map of the San Luis Hills Area, Conejos and Costilla Counties, Colorado

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Thompson, Ren A.; Machette, Michael N.

    1989-01-01

    This report is a digital image of the U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1906, 'Geologic map of the San Luis Hills area, Conejos and Costilla Counties, Colorado,' which was published in 1989 by Thompson and Machette, scale 1:50,000 but has been unavailable in a digital version. The map area represents the southwestern portion of the Alamosa 30' x 60' quadrangle, which is currently being remapped by the U.S. Geological Survey. The northern and eastern margins of the San Luis Hills area have been remapped at greater detail and thus small portions of the map area have been updated. The northern margin is shown on U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1392, the northeastern portion is shown on U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1124, and the eastern margin is shown on U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1074. The most significant changes to the 1989 map area are recognition of Lake Alamosa and its deposits (Alamosa Formation), remapping of bedrock in the northeastern San Luis Hills, and redating of volcanic units in the San Luis Hills. Although unpublished, new 40Ar/39Ar ages for volcanic units in the Conejos and Hinsdale Formations add precision to the previous K/Ar-dated rocks, but do not change the basic chronology of the units. The digital version of this map was prepared by Theodore R. Brandt by scanning the original map at 300 pixels per inch, prior to creating the press-quality (96 Mb) and standard (5 Mb) .pdf files.

  4. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hauptmann, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2008, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal. This year we see the introduction of a new subject section 'Measurement techniques for bio-medical and life science applications' to facilitate browsing by readers from this community who may be less familiar with Measurement Science and Technology. We anticipate that articles falling within this section will broaden the strengths of the journal to the biological and medical arena by comprising imaging techniques for biology and medicine including tomography, microscopy, ultrasonic imaging and MRI; spectroscopic techniques in biological and medical physics; sensors for measuring biological, biochemical and medical processes and quantities; new instrumentation for measurement in biology and medicine. To highlight this section in the journal we have commissioned a review article from Professor Gerald Urban of Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, on micro- and nanobiosensors which appears as the first article in this issue. This topical review covers the state of the art of microsensors for physical and chemical parameters in medical science, as well as biosensors and microtransducers. I believe it is a valuable addition to the literature and a very useful starting point for researchers. As regular readers will know, Measurement Science and Technology has a long tradition of publishing topical review articles, and this year will be no exception. As well as the article from Professor Urban, in the same issue we have an article from Professor Roy Olsson III of Sandia National Laboratories on microfabricated phononic crystal devices and applications. In future issues readers can look forward to topical reviews from Dr Marella de Angelis and her colleagues on precision gravimetry using atomic sensors and from Dr Peter Becker on determination of the Avogadro constant via enriched silicon-28. I recommend setting up a free e-mail alert so that you can read them as soon as they are published! As many of you are already aware, our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) has risen again to 1.297. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization (Thomson ISI) agreeing with my own assessment. Of course the publication of high quality articles in the journal is dependent both on you the authors who trust us with the publication of your best work and on our referees and Editorial Board Members who we depend on to maintain the high standards you have grown to expect. I must also thank our referees for their rapid response when asked to review papers for Measurement Science and Technology. On average, authors receive a decision on their article in 45 days. Therefore I would like to end this message by saying thank you again to all those who have contributed to our success in the past year, and wish you all the best for a successful 2009!

  5. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hauptmann, Peter

    2008-01-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2007, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal. As many of you are no doubt aware, our latest impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) has risen to 1.228. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization agreeing with my own assessment. The popularity of the journal amongst authors and readers has prompted us to introduce a new subject classification for articles, to make it easier for readers to find articles of interest. The eight subject categories are: Measurement theory and practical developments (e.g. precision measurements, metrology, new measurement principles, signal processing techniques, theory of measurement, calibration); Sensors and sensing systems (based on physical, chemical or biological principles; micro- and nano-scale systems; sensors for physical, chemical and biological quantities); Optical and laser based techniques (e.g. fibre optics, interferometry, etc); Fluid mechanics measurements (e.g. fluid flow, velocimetry, particle sizing, etc); Imaging techniques (e.g. tomography, microscopy, holography, THz, etc); Spectroscopy (e.g. optical, acoustic, dielectric, MS, NMR, ESR, IR, UV-VIS, fluorescence, PCS, x-ray, etc); New and improved techniques for materials evaluation (e.g. non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural measurements); Novel instrumentation. We kindly ask you to assign your paper to a category when you send it to the journal. In order to maintain our rapid publication times (currently authors can expect a decision 53 days after submitting their article, and once accepted, articles are published in an average of 40 days), we are adopting an article numbering scheme. This will enable us to continue to publish articles as soon as they are ready, and to classify them according to subject and type. Details can be found on our website at www.iop.org/journals/mst. Another change will be to the names of some of our articles. Design Notes will now be called Technical Design Notes to clarify that these are short descriptive articles giving readers a practical and useful 'how to' guide to a new piece of equipment or a technique. Review Articles will change their name to Topical Reviews to reflect the fact that these provide a review of a topic of current interest. As part of our ongoing initiative to give our authors' work the highest visibility, all articles are freely available online for 30 days from the date of publication, allowing all researchers to read and view the latest research as soon as it is published, and this year there have been many interesting articles to read! As regular readers are aware, Measurement Science and Technology publishes special issues and features, which highlight an area of current interest. Last year's topics included inverse problems in engineering, nanoscale metrology, microwave moisture measurements, metrology for high energy physics experiments and accelerometers, and optical fibre sensors among others. Remember to set up a free e-mail alert so you can be e-mailed as soon as articles in your field are published! There simply remains for me to say thank you again for your contribution to Measurement Science and Technology, and I wish you all the best for a successful 2008!

  6. CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Shirley Radack, Editor

    E-print Network

    CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security and Technology (NIST) recently issued a new guide that tailors basic information on cybersecurity to the specific

  7. COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR A Restructured Framework for Modeling

    E-print Network

    Daugulis, Andrew J.

    COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR A Restructured Framework for Modeling Oxygen Transfer in Two: This communication proposes a mechanistic modification to a recently published method for analyzing oxygen mass

  8. Uranium series isotopes concentration in sediments at San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs, Chihuahua, Mexico

    SciTech Connect

    Méndez-García, C.; Montero-Cabrera, M. E.; Renteria-Villalobos, M.; García-Tenorio, R.

    2008-01-01

    Spatial and temporal distribution of the radioisotopes concentrations were determined in sediments near the surface and core samples extracted from two reservoirs located in an arid region close to Chihuahua City, Mexico. At San Marcos reservoir one core was studied, while from Luis L. Leon reservoir one core from the entrance and another one close to the wall were investigated. ²³²Th-series, ²³?U-series, ??K and ¹³?Cs activity concentrations (AC, Bq kg?¹) were determined by gamma spectrometry with a high purity Ge detector. ²³?U and ²³?U ACs were obtained by liquid scintillation and alpha spectrometry with a surface barrier detector. Dating of core sediments was performed applying CRS method to ²¹?Pb activities. Results were verified by ¹³?Cs AC. Resulting activity concentrations were compared among corresponding surface and core sediments. High ²³?U-series AC values were found in sediments from San Marcos reservoir, because this site is located close to the Victorino uranium deposit. Low AC values found in Luis L. Leon reservoir suggest that the uranium present in the source of the Sacramento – Chuviscar Rivers is not transported up to the Conchos River. Activity ratios (AR) ²³?U/²³?U and ²³?U/²²?Ra in sediments have values between 0.9–1.2, showing a behavior close to radioactive equilibrium in the entire basin. ²³²Th/²³?U, ²²?Ra/²²?Ra ARs are witnesses of the different geological origin of sediments from San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs.

  9. Meet the Editors: Water Resources Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kumar, Mohi

    2006-02-01

    On 1 January 2005, a five-member team assumed editorial responsibility for Water Resources Research (WRR). A year later the team of Brian Berkowitz, Amilcare Porporato, Thomas Torgersen, Scott Tyler, and Editor-in-Chief Marc Parlange are pleased with the successes of several changes to the journal. ``WRR is the international stage where new and emerging ideas are discussed and where the directions for scientific research in all aspects of hydrology are charted,'' explained Porporato. ``This is the reason why we have worked hard with our associate editors to attract `opinion papers,' `inspired reviews,' and, more recently, `rapid communications.''' The aim of these new paper types is to encourage discussion of water resource issues relevant to society and to quickly present new results that advance theoretical, mathematical, technological, and experimental observations, Porporato said.

  10. From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-04-01

    Dear Colleagues: There has been a significant increase in the number of duplicate submissions and plagiarism cases reported in all major journals, including the journals of the Optical Society of America. Duplicate submissions and plagiarism can take many forms, and all of them are violations of professional ethics, the copyright agreement that an author signs along with the submission of a paper, and OSA's published Author Guidelines. There must be a significant component of new science for a paper to be publishable. The copying of large segments of text from previously published or in-press papers with only minor cosmetic changes is not acceptable and can lead to the rejection of papers. Duplicate submission: Duplicate submission is the most common ethics violation encountered. Duplicate submission is the submission of substantially similar papers to more than one journal. There is a misperception in a small fraction of the scientific community that duplicate submission is acceptable because it sometimes takes a long time to get a paper reviewed and because one of the papers can be withdrawn at any time. This is a clear violation of professional ethics and of the copyright agreement that is signed on submission. Duplicate submission harms the whole community because editors and reviewers waste their time and in the process compound the time it takes to get a paper reviewed for all authors. In cases of duplicate submission, the Editor of the affected OSA journal will consult with the Editor of the other journal involved to determine the proper course of action. Often that action will be the rejection of both papers. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics and is defined as the substantial replication, without attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. Two types of plagiarism can occur-self-plagiarism and plagiarism from others' works. Self-plagiarism is the publication of substantially similar scientific content of one's own in the same or different journals. Self-plagiarism causes duplicate papers in the scientific literature, violates copyright agreements, and unduly burdens reviewers, editors, and the scientific publishing enterprise. Plagiarism from others' works constitutes the most offensive form of plagiarism. Effectively, it is using someone else's work as if it is your own. Any text, equations, ideas, or figures taken from another paper or work must be specifically acknowledged as they occur in that paper or work. Figures, tables, or other images reproduced from another source normally require permission from the publisher. Text or concepts can, for example, be quoted as follows: "As stated by xxx (name of lead author), "text" [reference]." Action on Notification of Allegations of Plagiarism: OSA identifies an act of plagiarism in a published document to be the substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. OSA has implemented a process for dealing with cases of plagiarism. When the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is notified of an instance of either of the two possible forms of plagiarism discussed above, he or she will make a preliminary investigation of the allegations, including a request for the accused authors to explain the situation. If further action is justified, then the Editor-in-Chief will convene a panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal involved, the Chair of the Board of Editors, and the Senior Director of Publications. Their unanimous decision confirming that an act of plagiarism has occurred requires the insertion of the following statement in the official OSA electronic record of the plagiarizing article: "It has come to the attention of the Optical Society of America that this article should not have been submitted owing to its substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements found in the following previously published material: [citation data-

  11. From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-05-01

    Dear Colleagues: There has been a significant increase in the number of duplicate submissions and plagiarism cases reported in all major journals, including the journals of the Optical Society of America. Duplicate submissions and plagiarism can take many forms, and all of them are violations of professional ethics, the copyright agreement that an author signs along with the submission of a paper, and OSA's published Author Guidelines. There must be a significant component of new science for a paper to be publishable. The copying of large segments of text from previously published or in-press papers with only minor cosmetic changes is not acceptable and can lead to the rejection of papers. Duplicate submission: Duplicate submission is the most common ethics violation encountered. Duplicate submission is the submission of substantially similar papers to more than one journal. There is a misperception in a small fraction of the scientific community that duplicate submission is acceptable because it sometimes takes a long time to get a paper reviewed and because one of the papers can be withdrawn at any time. This is a clear violation of professional ethics and of the copyright agreement that is signed on submission. Duplicate submission harms the whole community because editors and reviewers waste their time and in the process compound the time it takes to get a paper reviewed for all authors. In cases of duplicate submission, the Editor of the affected OSA journal will consult with the Editor of the other journal involved to determine the proper course of action. Often that action will be the rejection of both papers. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics and is defined as the substantial replication, without attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. Two types of plagiarism can occur-self-plagiarism and plagiarism from others' works. Self-plagiarism is the publication of substantially similar scientific content of one's own in the same or different journals. Self-plagiarism causes duplicate papers in the scientific literature, violates copyright agreements, and unduly burdens reviewers, editors, and the scientific publishing enterprise. Plagiarism from others' works constitutes the most offensive form of plagiarism. Effectively, it is using someone else's work as if it is your own. Any text, equations, ideas, or figures taken from another paper or work must be specifically acknowledged as they occur in that paper or work. Figures, tables, or other images reproduced from another source normally require permission from the publisher. Text or concepts can, for example, be quoted as follows: "As stated by xxx (name of lead author), "text" [reference]." Action on Notification of Allegations of Plagiarism: OSA identifies an act of plagiarism in a published document to be the substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. OSA has implemented a process for dealing with cases of plagiarism. When the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is notified of an instance of either of the two possible forms of plagiarism discussed above, he or she will make a preliminary investigation of the allegations, including a request for the accused authors to explain the situation. If further action is justified, then the Editor-in-Chief will convene a panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal involved, the Chair of the Board of Editors, and the Senior Director of Publications. Their unanimous decision confirming that an act of plagiarism has occurred requires the insertion of the following statement in the official OSA electronic record of the plagiarizing article: "It has come to the attention of the Optical Society of America that this article should not have been submitted owing to its substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements found in the following previously published material: [citation data-

  12. From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-03-01

    Dear Colleagues: There has been a significant increase in the number of duplicate submissions and plagiarism cases reported in all major journals, including the journals of the Optical Society of America. Duplicate submissions and plagiarism can take many forms, and all of them are violations of professional ethics, the copyright agreement that an author signs along with the submission of a paper, and OSA's published Author Guidelines. There must be a significant component of new science for a paper to be publishable. The copying of large segments of text from previously published or in-press papers with only minor cosmetic changes is not acceptable and can lead to the rejection of papers. Duplicate submission is the most common ethics violation encountered. Duplicate submission is the submission of substantially similar papers to more than one journal. There is a misperception in a small fraction of the scientific community that duplicate submission is acceptable because it sometimes takes a long time to get a paper reviewed and because one of the papers can be withdrawn at any time. This is a clear violation of professional ethics and of the copyright agreement that is signed on submission. Duplicate submission harms the whole community because editors and reviewers waste their time and in the process compound the time it takes to get a paper reviewed for all authors. In cases of duplicate submission, the Editor of the affected OSA journal will consult with the Editor of the other journal involved to determine the proper course of action. Often that action will be the rejection of both papers. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics and is defined as the substantial replication, without attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. Two types of plagiarism can occur-self-plagiarism and plagiarism from others' works. Self-plagiarism is the publication of substantially similar scientific content of one's own in the same or different journals. Self-plagiarism causes duplicate papers in the scientific literature, violates copyright agreements, and unduly burdens reviewers, editors, and the scientific publishing enterprise. Plagiarism from others' works constitutes the most offensive form of plagiarism. Effectively, it is using someone else's work as if it is your own. Any text, equations, ideas, or figures taken from another paper or work must be specifically acknowledged as they occur in that paper or work. Figures, tables, or other images reproduced from another source normally require permission from the publisher. Text or concepts can, for example, be quoted as follows: "As stated by xxx (name of lead author), "text" [reference]." Action on Notification of Allegations of Plagiarism: OSA identifies an act of plagiarism in a published document to be the substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. OSA has implemented a process for dealing with cases of plagiarism. When the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is notified of an instance of either of the two possible forms of plagiarism discussed above, he or she will make a preliminary investigation of the allegations, including a request for the accused authors to explain the situation. If further action is justified, then the Editor-in-Chief will convene a panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal involved, the Chair of the Board of Editors, and the Senior Director of Publications. Their unanimous decision confirming that an act of plagiarism has occurred requires the insertion of the following statement in the official OSA electronic record of the plagiarizing article: "It has come to the attention of the Optical Society of America that this article should not have been submitted owing to its substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements found in the following previously published material: [citation data-including the authors,

  13. Evolutionary theory in letters to the editor.

    PubMed

    Silva, Eric Orion; Lowe, Clayton Cory

    2015-05-01

    This research note presents the results of a content analysis of 234 letters to the editors that discuss evolutionary theory and were published in American newspapers. We find that letters to the editor both support and hinder the cause of teaching evolutionary theory in American secondary schools. On the one hand, anti-evolutionary theory messages are marginalized in the letters section. This marginalization signals a low level of legitimacy for creationism. It might also contribute to the sense of tension that sustains creationist identities. On the other hand, relatively few letters explicitly note the fact that scientists or the scientific community accept evolution. Interestingly, the obscuration of the scientific community's support for evolutionary theory occurs both in letters supporting and opposing evolutionary theory. PMID:25540333

  14. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hauptmann, Peter

    2006-12-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2006, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal this year. As many of you are no doubt aware our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) has remained above 1 for the second year in a row. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization agreeing with my own assessment. This year we have welcomed several new faces to our Editorial Board and International Advisory Board. We are delighted to welcome Professor Hirofumi Yamada of the University of Kyoto as a representative from Japan. From China we have been joined by Professor Xuzong Chen of Peking University and Professor Zhiyi Wei of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. Professor Ivan Marusic from University of Minnesota and Dr Paul Williams of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder have joined as North American representatives. As usual you will be able to submit your articles through them or direct to the Editorial Office in Bristol, UK. As part of our ongoing initiative to give our authors' work the highest visibility, all articles are freely available online for 30 days from the date of publication, allowing all researchers to read and view the latest research as soon as it is published, and this year there have been many interesting articles to read! As regular readers are aware, Measurement Science and Technology publishes special issues and features, which highlight an area of current interest. This year's topics included particle image velocimetry; optoelectronic, electronic and optical fibre sensors; and density metrology among others, and next year we will publish a special issue on nanoscale metrology which I'm sure will be of interest to many of you. Remember to set up a free e-mail alert so you can be e-mailed as soon as articles in your field are published! The Editorial Board invites topical review articles and this year several interesting topics were covered by international leaders in their field. For example, Paul Lambeck (Univ. Twente, Netherlands) has written about integrated optical sensors in the chemical domain; Bernd Fellmuth, Christof Gaiser and Joachim Fischer of PTB, Germany have contributed an interesting article on the determination of the Boltzmann constant; Juergen Czarske (TU Dresden, Germany) has published an article on laser Doppler velocimetry; while Adrian Dobroiu, Chiko Otani and Kodo Kawase (RIKEN, Japan) have written about terahertz wave sources and imaging applications. We were also pleased to publish a review by Brian Culshaw (Univ. Strathclyde, UK) on the optical fibre Sagnac interferometer. We hope that these articles and the others published this year will provide a useful overview for our readers, and be helpful to new researchers. In June 2005 we introduced the second phase of our author and referee homepages. Many of you already have your own referee homepages set up, and we have now introduced an authors section where authors can submit their manuscript, access referee reports, collect proofs, and track the progress of their article from submission, through the peer-review process, to decision and publication. Of course we still understand that some people prefer to receive things by e-mail or post so we will do our best to be flexible for both authors and referees. Our author and referee web pages have proved extremely popular, and partly as a result of our innovation in this area, most authors can expect to receive a first decision on their paper within 55 days. Once accepted, papers are published within 40 days (on average), and although

  15. Editors and author resource centers actively used by attendees

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Major, Barbara

    2012-02-01

    At the 2011 Fall Meeting, as in previous years, the Editors Resource Center located on the second floor of Moscone West was buzzing with activity: editors talking with other editors, collaborating with associate editors, speaking with authors, and meeting with students. In addition, several editors took part in “Meet the Editor” informal sessions, a new feature introduced for the 2011 meeting to strengthen the partnership between authors and editors. The map “Where are you from?” (see photo), outside the Editors Resource Center, drew the attention of many attendees who were eager to place their colored dots on the map. The Author Resource Center, located in the AGU Marketplace, became a hub for AGU veteran authors and potential authors alike. Staff were there to answer both editorial and technical questions, especially the most frequent one: What happens after my paper is accepted? The running slideshow that described all aspects of the AGU publications program sparked a myriad of questions, which AGU staff were happy to answer.

  16. Journal Editor Perceptions of Universities: Some Empirical Evidence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mainardes, Emerson Wagner; Raposo, Mario; Alves, Helena

    2012-01-01

    Out of considerations as to the importance of university relationships with their various stakeholders, the primary objective of this research project was to identify the perceptions of academic journal editors regarding universities. Editors were asked to provide their perceptions on: (a) the relevance of universities to academic publications;…

  17. Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series Editor-in-Chief

    E-print Network

    Hexmoor, Henry

    #12;Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series Editor-in-Chief Martin Summerfield Princeton, Editorial Department AIAA Jeanne Godette Series Managing Editor A I U #12;American Institute of Aeronautics and autonomy for aerospace systems edited by Bwdd Heer, Henry Lum, (Progress in astronautics 'and aeronautics

  18. Peer reviews and the role of a journal editor

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Obtaining peer reviews for manuscripts submitted to scientific journals is becoming increasingly difficult. Changes to the system are necessary, and editors must cultivate and maintain a solid base of reviewers to help evaluate journal submissions. This article outlines some steps editors can and sh...

  19. Human-Computer Interaction Series Editors-in-chief

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    Theune, Mariët

    S. Tan Anton Nijholt Editors Brain-Computer Interfaces Applying our Minds to HumanHuman-Computer Interaction Series Editors-in-chief John Karat IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Darmstadt, Germany #12;Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field focused on human aspects

  20. Letter to the Editor Language Technology for Beginners

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    ) of Survey ofthe StateoftheArt in Human LanguageTechnology,of which I was editor-in-chief. Akman makes three points: 1. The HLT Survey does not succeed as a towering reference work on human language technologyLetter to the Editor Language Technology for Beginners Ronald A. Cole1 (University of Colorado) I

  1. Stephen J. Cowley FrdricValle-Tourangeau Editors

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    Markos, Anton

    , Interactivity and Human Artifice #12;Cognition Beyond the Brain #12;Stephen J. Cowley r Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau Editors Cognition Beyond the Brain Computation, Interactivity and Human Artifice #12;Editors Stephen J Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) #12;Contents 1 Human Thinking Beyond

  2. Uranium series isotopes concentration in sediments at San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Méndez-García, C.; Renteria-Villalobos, M.; García-Tenorio, R.; Montero-Cabrera, M. E.

    2014-07-01

    Spatial and temporal distribution of the radioisotopes concentrations were determined in sediments near the surface and core samples extracted from two reservoirs located in an arid region close to Chihuahua City, Mexico. At San Marcos reservoir one core was studied, while from Luis L. Leon reservoir one core from the entrance and another one close to the wall were investigated. 232Th-series, 238U-series, 40K and 137Cs activity concentrations (AC, Bq kg-1) were determined by gamma spectrometry with a high purity Ge detector. 238U and 234U ACs were obtained by liquid scintillation and alpha spectrometry with a surface barrier detector. Dating of core sediments was performed applying CRS method to 210Pb activities. Results were verified by 137Cs AC. Resulting activity concentrations were compared among corresponding surface and core sediments. High 238U-series AC values were found in sediments from San Marcos reservoir, because this site is located close to the Victorino uranium deposit. Low AC values found in Luis L. Leon reservoir suggest that the uranium present in the source of the Sacramento - Chuviscar Rivers is not transported up to the Conchos River. Activity ratios (AR) 234U/overflow="scroll">238U and 238U/overflow="scroll">226Ra in sediments have values between 0.9-1.2, showing a behavior close to radioactive equilibrium in the entire basin. 232Th/overflow="scroll">238U, 228Ra/overflow="scroll">226Ra ARs are witnesses of the different geological origin of sediments from San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs.

  3. MPS Editor - An Integrated Sequencing Environment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Streiffert, Barbara A.; O'Reilly, Taifun; Schrock, Mitchell; Catchen, Jaime

    2010-01-01

    In today's operations environment, the teams are smaller and need to be more efficient while still ensuring the safety and success of the mission. In addition, teams often begin working on a mission in its early development phases and continue on the team through actual operations. For these reasons the operations teams want to be presented with a software environment that integrates multiple needed software applications as well as providing them with context sensitive editing support for entering commands and sequences of commands. At Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Multi-Mission Planning and Sequencing (MPS) Editor provided by the Multi-Mission Ground Systems and Services (MGSS) supports those operational needs.

  4. A review of "A Companion to Juan Luis Vives" by Charles Fantazzi 

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    Wright, Elizabeth R.

    2010-01-01

    Armas Wilson, and Isabel Lozano Renieblas when seeking to understand The Labors of Persiles and Sigismunda. Charles Fantazzi. A Companion to Juan Luis Vives. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008. viii + 430 pp. $185.00. Review by elizabeth r. wright... attention to 44 seventeenth-century news the humanist?s sense of humor and manifestations of the deep plea- sure he drew from his work. The nuance Gonz?lez provides to long- standing conceptions of a converso sensibility deserves consideration by any...

  5. Superinfection between Influenza and RSV Alternating Patterns in San Luis Potosí State, México

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    Velasco-Hernández, Jorge Xicoténcatl; Núñez-López, Mayra; Comas-García, Andreu; Cherpitel, Daniel Ernesto Noyola; Ocampo, Marcos Capistrán

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to explain through the ecological hypothesis superinfection and competitive interaction between two viral populations and niche (host) availability, the alternating patterns of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza observed in a regional hospital in San Luis Potosí State, México using a mathematical model as a methodological tool. The data analyzed consists of community-based and hospital-based Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) consultations provided by health-care institutions reported to the State Health Service Epidemiology Department from 2003 through 2009. PMID:25803450

  6. River and watershed planning: The San Luis Rey River case study

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    Micheli, E.

    1994-12-01

    The environmental management of our water resources requires the integration of science and politics, defining problems and solutions for physical resources within a social context. Watershed planning is a term applied to the development of long-term strategies to reconcile a community's goals for water quality, ecological resources, and economic development. Presently, little guidance is available to local governments on how to devise a watershed protection strategy. This study outlines a general approach and refers to an ongoing watershed planning effort on the San Luis Rey River as a case study. The intent is to identify a range of issues to be considered in the development of any river and watershed plan.

  7. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Hao, Jin-Kao

    , Universit´e d'Angers, 2 Boulevard Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex 01, France E-mail: lu@info.univ-angers.fr, zhipeng.lui@gmail.com Jin-Kao Hao LERIA, Universit´e d'Angers, 2 Boulevard Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex

  8. EDITORIAL: Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

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    Wäppling, Roger

    2012-02-01

    Physica Scripta celebrated 40 years of successful publishing in 2010 and has, through the years, gone from being a journal devoted to the communication of results from research conducted by Swedish physicists to the present international journal for all aspects of physics. The journal has shown an impressive growth in its number of submissions (up 20 % only last year), both in terms of regular papers and Topical Issues and the, unique to Physica Scripta, Comments sections. I have been associated with Physica Scripta for more than 25 years, the last 15 as Editor-in-Chief, and I have decided that the time has come to step down. I wish my successor as Editor-in-Chief, Dr Suzanne Lidström, all success in her new position. I will follow the development of the journal through the web-page www.physica.org and I encourage you to do the same and also that you continue to submit high impact papers to our journal.

  9. The Sao Luis Radar Plumes Characteristics as a Function of Solar Flux

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    de Camargo, L. A.; de Paula, E. R.; Muella, M. T.; Rodrigues, F. S.; Kherani, E. A.; Shume, E. B.

    2008-12-01

    The Sao Luis (2.33 S, 44 W, dip latitute 1.3 S) 30 MHz coherent scatter radar has been in operation since December 2000 sounding the equatorial electrojet, the 150-km echoes and the F region 5 m irregularities. In this work, we present a statistical study of the F region plume parameters as a function of the solar flux. Such parameters are plume minimum and maximum heights, size, duration, time of triggering, altitudinal bottom-type layer gradient and number of plumes. In many nights quasi-periodic plumes were observed and during minimum solar activity the plumes rarely overpass the altitude of 600 km. This statistics is important to give ground support and validation for the C/NOFS satellite mission (launched on April 2008) during the solar minimum activity. The Sao Luis radar has also been measuring equatorial vertical drifts which controls the altitude of plasma ascending to the topside. The electric field estimates inferred from the vertical drifts can also provide support for the C/NOFS mission.

  10. Presence of Oxyodontherium (Macraucheniidae, Litopterna) in the Río Quinto Formation, San Luis (Argentina)

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    Cerdeño, Esperanza; Chiesa, Jorge; Ojeda, Guillermo

    2008-03-01

    This paper deals with the new mammal remains from the Río Quinto Formation, found at the Arroyo La Petra locality (San Luis, Argentina). They consist of an incomplete skull and two mandibular fragments of a macraucheniid, both with milk dentition and M1/m1 erupting, corresponding to a very young individual. Morfometrical characteristics of the specimens allow their identification as Oxyodontherium zeballosi and provide the first cranial data for this species. The holotype of this species is considered a juvenile individual. We maintain a conservative position in maintaining O. zeballosi as a valid species though based on juvenile specimens. However, a full systematic revision of the Family Macraucheniidae is needed to verify the validity and phylogenetic relationships of the taxa included in it. The identification of O. zeballosi indicates a late Miocene age for the fossiliferous level, which implies a cronoestratigraphic extension of the Río Quinto Formation, thus far considered as Pliocene in age. In addition, the presence of Oxyodontherium in San Luis Province increases the geographical distribution of this macrauchenid, whose record previously was limited to Miocene outcrops of the Paraná River (Entre Ríos Province). Its presence in the Mio-Pliocene beds of Uruguay is very doubtful because it is based on a metapodial.

  11. Novel High Efficiency Microcolumnar LuI3:Ce for Hard X-ray Imaging

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    Marton, Z.; Nagarkar, Vivek V.; Miller, Stuart R.; Brecher, Charles; Bhandari, Harish B.; Kenesei, Peter; Ross, Stephen K.; Almer, Jonathan D.; Singh, Bipin

    2014-03-01

    We have developed a structured scintillator using a vacuum deposition technique that is suitable for manufacturing large area scintillators in a microcolumnar form. While providing high absorption efficiency, it also allows great temporal and spatial resolution X-ray imaging. Microcolumnar films of extremely fast and bright cerium-doped lutetium iodide (LuI3:Ce) scintillator were synthesized. It has high density (~5.6 g/cm3), high effective atomic number (59.7), bright green emission (540 nm range, well matched to commercial optics and CCD sensors), light yield exceeding 115,000 ph/MeV, and rapid, afterglow-free decay (~28 ns). This new scintillator could resolve the 153 ns bunch structure of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Due to the fast, afterglow-free decay, and high efficiency of LuI3:Ce, during the experiments performed at the 1-ID hard X-ray beamline at the APS, single 65 keV X-ray photons could be resolved with high signal-to-noise ratio and with temporal resolution better than 20ns. In the future, it will enable a wide range of hard X-ray (20 keV to 100 keV) imaging and/or high frame-rate applications such as dynamic studies of the structural and electrochemical properties of batteries using microtomographic X-ray imaging, internal corrosion in fuel cells, and time-resolved muscle diffraction experiments.

  12. CMB B-modes, spinorial space-time and Pre-Big Bang (II) Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

    E-print Network

    1 CMB B-modes, spinorial space-time and Pre-Big Bang (II) Luis Gonzalez-Mestres Megatrend Cosmology gravitational waves is not the only possible one. Alternative cosmologies such as pre-Big Bang patterns the standard Big Bang with cosmic inflation to explain the observed effect. The BICEP2 result is often

  13. CMB B-modes, spinorial space-time and Pre-Big Bang (I) Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

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    1 CMB B-modes, spinorial space-time and Pre-Big Bang (I) Luis Gonzalez-Mestres Megatrend Cosmology. In particular, inflation is not needed in pre-Big Bang patterns, and the spinorial space-time (SST) introduced, this reasoning can apply only to cos- mologies based on the standard Big Bang ap- proach where inflation

  14. 76 FR 45602 - Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for California Red-Legged Frog, at Swallow Creek Ranch, San Luis...

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    2011-07-29

    ...Harbor Agreement for California Red-Legged Frog, at Swallow Creek Ranch, San Luis Obispo...Federally threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), under the Endangered...conservation of the California red-legged frog on the property subject to the...

  15. Differences and Commonalities: Farmer Stratifications in the San Luis Valley Research/Extension Project Area. ARE Research Report.

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    Eckert, Jerry B.

    A research project in the San Luis Valley of Colorado sought to isolate a few unique farm types that could become target groups for the design and implementation of agricultural research and extension programs. Questionnaires were completed by 44 of 65 farmers in one watershed area of Conejos County. Analysis revealed a complex pattern of…

  16. Electrophoresis 1995, 16, 493-491 Analysis of underivatited amino acids 493 Luis A. CoUn'

    E-print Network

    imple- mented to detect underivatized amino acids [68].These methods are based, howeverElectrophoresis 1995, 16, 493-491 Analysis of underivatited amino acids 493 Yong Guo' Luis A. Co, NY 'Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Analysis of underivatized amino acids

  17. LEARNING WITH THE KERNEL SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO Luis Gomez-Chova and Gustavo Camps-Valls

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    Camps-Valls, Gustavo

    LEARNING WITH THE KERNEL SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO Luis G´omez-Chova and Gustavo Camps-Valls Image satellite images. Results show that the proposed KSNR yields more fitted solutions and extracts more noise ratio, fea- ture extraction, classification, regression, dependence estima- tion 1. INTRODUCTION Signal-to-noise

  18. Planning by Rewriting: Efficiently Generating HighQuality Plans \\Lambda Jos'e Luis Ambite and Craig A. Knoblock

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    Ambite, José Luis

    Planning by Rewriting: Efficiently Generating High­Quality Plans \\Lambda Jos'e Luis Ambite­independent planning is a hard combinatorial problem. Taking into account plan quality makes the task even more difficult. We introduce a new paradigm for efficient high­quality planning that exploits plan rewriting

  19. Multimode surface-wave analysis of near-surface data. Michel Cara, Zacharie Duputel, Luis A. Rivera and Georges Herquel

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    Duputel, Zacharie

    Multimode surface-wave analysis of near-surface data. Michel Cara, Zacharie Duputel, Luis A. Rivera to improve the dispersion measurements. The observed multimode dispersion data are then inverted in terms-c Diagrams Multi-mode signals recorded by an array of N sensors are stacked in order to reinforce

  20. Scientist as detective: Luis Alvarez and the pyramid burial chambers, the JFK assassination, and the end of the dinosaurs

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    Wohl, Charles G.

    2007-11-01

    Luis Alvarez (1911-1988) was one of the most brilliant and productive experimental physicists of the twentieth century. His investigations of three mysteries, all of them outside his normal areas of research, show what remarkable things a far-ranging imagination working with an immense store of knowledge can accomplish.

  1. Software Synthesis for DSP Using Ptolemy Jos Luis Pino, Soonhoi Ha, Edward A. Lee, and Joseph T. Buck

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    Ha, Soonhoi

    Software Synthesis for DSP Using Ptolemy José Luis Pino, Soonhoi Ha, Edward A. Lee, and Joseph T 94720 Abstract Ptolemy is an environment for simulation, prototyping, and software synthesis in a natural and efficient manner, and to integrate these subsystems into a whole. The objectives of Ptolemy

  2. Fast hashing to G2 on pairing friendly curves Michael Scott, Naomi Benger, Manuel Charlemagne, Luis J. Dominguez Perez,

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Fast hashing to G2 on pairing friendly curves Michael Scott, Naomi Benger, Manuel Charlemagne, Luis. Of these G1 is a group of points on the base field E(Fp) and G2 is instantiated as a group of points. While hashing to G1 is relatively easy, hashing to G2 has been less considered, and is regarded

  3. Anomalous Representations of Reality in Luis Valdez's "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" and "The Mummified Deer"

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    Saborio, Linda

    2008-01-01

    Luis Valdez creates anomalous realities in two of his plays, "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" and "The Mummified Deer," in order to defy dominant expressions of reality as well as classifications of "Chicano" and "Mexican." The anomalous realities, represented primarily by a bodiless head in the first play and an eighty-four-year-old Yaqui…

  4. Master Mentors: Linda Golian-Lui University of Hawaii-Hilo--George Oberle George Mason University, VA

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    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Many movers and shakers inspire admiration and even awe, but those who inspire love are the mentors who have changed lives. That is why many grateful librarians nominated Linda Golian-Lui and George Oberle. Both of them were accidental librarians, work-study students whose supervisors encouraged them to become paraprofessionals, and then…

  5. More than Meets the Eye: Adult Education for Critical Consciousness in Luis Camnitzer's Art

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    Zorrilla, Ana Carlina

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the connection between art and adult education for critical consciousness through the conceptual art of Luis Camnitzer. The theoretical framework grounding this research was critical public pedagogy, influenced by both critical theory and Stuart Hall's systems of representation (1997). This framework…

  6. Fluoride Vol. 30 No.1 33-40 1997. Research Report 33 ENDEMIC FLUOROSIS IN SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO

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    Short, Daniel

    water, fluoride concentrations in well water and dental fluorosis prevalence in children. Fluoride fluorosis increased as the concentration of water fluoride increased. However, in areas of the city was used for the study of human exposure to fluoride in the city of San Luis Potosi (SLP). The city

  7. GECCO Ocean Energy System Luis Maristany, Nicole Waters, Billy W. Wells Jr., Mario Suarez, Richard Gestewitz, Alexej Wiest,

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    GECCO Ocean Energy System Luis Maristany, Nicole Waters, Billy W. Wells Jr., Mario Suarez, Richard Gestewitz, Alexej Wiest, Stephen L. Wood, Ph.D., P.E. Ocean Engineering Florida Institute of Technology and to invent ways of harvesting these energies by designing new systems. The ocean is a major resource for all

  8. 78 FR 57651 - Habitat Conservation Plan for the Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, CA; Notice of...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service...Conservation Plan for the Community of Los Osos, San Luis...Notice of Intent AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service...reference to the Los Osos Community-wide Habitat Conservation...S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

  9. 76 FR 41811 - Kellaway Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail, San Luis...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R8-ES-2011-N146...Obispo County, CA AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior...SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service...occupied by the species in the community of Los Osos, San Luis...

  10. Algorithm Based on Differential Evolution for Multi-Objective Problems Luis Vicente Santana-Quintero and Carlos A. Coello Coello

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Evolution (PDE), against which we compared results. Sec- tion 5 describes our proposed approach. OurAn Algorithm Based on Differential Evolution for Multi-Objective Problems Luis Vicente Santana on differential evolution. The proposed approach adopts a secondary population in or- der to retain

  11. IceCube neutrinos, decaying dark matter, and the Hubble constant Luis A. Anchordoqui,1, 2, 3

    E-print Network

    IceCube neutrinos, decaying dark matter, and the Hubble constant Luis A. Anchordoqui,1, 2, 3 Vernon into neutrinos BX¯ 5�10-8 , then this scenario can also accommodate the recently discovered extraterrestrial flux of neutrinos, relaxing the tension between IceCube results and Fermi LAT data. The model is fully

  12. Operation transformation based concurrency control in group editors 

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    Li, Rui

    2006-10-30

    Collaborative editing systems (or group editors) allow a geographically dispersed group of human users to view and modify shared multimedia documents, such as research papers, design diagrams, web pages and source code ...

  13. Eric Baum, Marcus Hutter, Emanuel Kitzelmann (Editors) Artificial General Intelligence

    E-print Network

    Hutter, Marcus

    #12; Eric Baum, Marcus Hutter, Emanuel Kitzelmann (Editors) Artificial General Intelligence Proceedings of the Third Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2010, Lugano, Switzerland, March 5 of the first mathematical theory of Optimal Universal Artificial Intelligence. Ray intended to deliver

  14. Associate editor: K.W. Roche Synaptic plasticity and phosphorylation

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    Lee, Hey-Kyoung

    Associate editor: K.W. Roche Synaptic plasticity and phosphorylation Hey-Kyoung Lee Department, United States Abstract A number of neuronal functions, including synaptic plasticity, depend on proper kinase and protein phosphatase activity. Recent understanding of synaptic plasticity mechanisms

  15. BIT manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Martinsson, Gunnar

    decomposition should be used instead of the na¨ive inversion of the sparse matrix. In order to do so efficientlyBIT manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A fast direct solver for elliptic problems

  16. North-Holland Mathematical Library Board of Advisory Editors

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    , recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner. Library of Congress CatalogNorth-Holland Mathematical Library Board of Advisory Editors: M; Artin,H. Bass, J. Eells, W. Feit

  17. The Letters Not Sent by a Journal Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2013-04-01

    In the late hours of the night, even the most conscientious of journal editors may slip into writing imaginary letters to cherished authors and reviewers. Here are some of the letters that I composed:

  18. EzEditor: a versatile sequence alignment editor for both rRNA- and protein-coding genes.

    PubMed

    Jeon, Yoon-Seong; Lee, Kihyun; Park, Sang-Cheol; Kim, Bong-Soo; Cho, Yong-Joon; Ha, Sung-Min; Chun, Jongsik

    2014-02-01

    EzEditor is a Java-based molecular sequence editor allowing manipulation of both DNA and protein sequence alignments for phylogenetic analysis. It has multiple features optimized to connect initial computer-generated multiple alignment and subsequent phylogenetic analysis by providing manual editing with reference to biological information specific to the genes under consideration. It provides various functionalities for editing rRNA alignments using secondary structure information. In addition, it supports simultaneous editing of both DNA sequences and their translated protein sequences for protein-coding genes. EzEditor is, to our knowledge, the first sequence editing software designed for both rRNA- and protein-coding genes with the visualization of biologically relevant information and should be useful in molecular phylogenetic studies. EzEditor is based on Java, can be run on all major computer operating systems and is freely available from http://sw.ezbiocloud.net/ezeditor/. PMID:24425826

  19. Land disposal of San Luis drain sediments: Progress Report October 1998 through November 2000

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    Zawislanski, P.T.; Benson, S.M.; TerBerg, R.; Borglin, S.E.

    2001-06-01

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), in collaboration with the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Panoche Water District, is conducting a pilot-scale test of the viability of land application of selenium (Se)-enriched San Luis Drain (SLD) sediments. Local land disposal is an attractive option due to its low cost and the proximity of large areas of available land. Two modes of disposal are being tested: (1) the application to a nearby SLD embankment, and (2) the application to and incorporation with nearby farm soils. The study of these options considers the key problems which may potentially arise from this approach. These include disturbance of SLD sediments during dredging, resulting in increased downstream Se concentrations; movement of the land-applied Se to the groundwater; increased exposure to the biota; and reduced productivity of farm crops. This report describes field and laboratory activities carried out from 1998 through November 2000, as well as the results of these investigations.

  20. Hydrogeologic Assessment of the East Bear Creek Unit, San LuisNational Wildlife Refuge

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    Quinn, Nigel W.T.

    2007-07-15

    San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex to meetReclamation s obligations for Level 4 water supply under the CentralValley Project Improvement Act. Hydrogeological assessment of the EastBear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge was conductedusing a combination of field investigations and a survey of availableliterature from past US Geological Survey Reports and reports by localgeological consultants. Conservative safe yield estimates made using theavailable data show that the East Bear Creek Unit may have sufficientgroundwater resources in the shallow groundwater aquifer to meet aboutbetween 25 percent and 52 percent of its current Level II and between 17percent and 35 percent of its level IV water supply needs. The rate ofsurface and lateral recharge to the Unit and the design of the well fieldand the layout and capacity of pumped wells will decide both thepercentage of annual needs that the shallow aquifer can supply andwhether this yield is sustainable without affecting long-term aquiferquality. In order to further investigate the merits of pumping the nearsurface aquifer, which appears to have reasonable water quality for usewithin the East Bear Creek Unit -- monitoring of the potential sources ofaquifer recharge and the installation of a pilot shallow well would bewarranted. Simple monitoring stations could be installed both upstreamand downstream of both the San Joaquin River and Bear Creek and beinstrumented to measureriver stage, flow and electrical conductivity.Ideally this would be done in conjunction with a shallow pilot well,pumped to supply a portion of the Unit's needs for the wetland inundationperiod.

  1. Introduction to the Special Collection of Papers on the San Luis Basin Sustainability Metrics Project: A Methodology for Evaluating Regional Sustainability

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper introduces a collection of four articles describing the San Luis Basin Sustainability Metrics Project. The Project developed a methodology for evaluating regional sustainability. This introduction provides the necessary background information for the project, descripti...

  2. EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief

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    Lidström, Suzanne

    2012-04-01

    When Professor Anders Bárány took over as the Executive Editor of Physica Scripta, in 1986, he talked of his trepidation at having to 'dress himself' in his predecessor's 'editorial coveralls'. At that time, they had been worn by Professor Nils Robert Nilsson, a major figure in the physics community, for almost 20 years. Just one year prior to this, Professor Roger Wäppling had been recruited to the position of Subeditor in conjunction with a decision to expand the number of contributions in the field of condensed matter physics, to turn it into one of the dominant subjects in the broad-based journal. Physica Scripta had already gained a reputation for being a high quality journal with wide coverage of both experimental and theoretical physics. Interestingly, in the mid 1980s, the number of papers submitted had been growing and an impressive 250 submissions per year had been attained, with all of the manuscripts being handled in-house. Not many miles away in the town of Uppsala, a group of English students was stepping off a train on a magnificent snowy day in January to embark on their final year projects. A couple of us enjoyed ourselves so much that we stayed on afterwards as PhD students, thereby encountering the mixed pleasure of studying physics in a second language for the first time. I used to copy the notes down meticulously in Swedish, then try to work backwards with a textbook to improve my language skills. One day, returning from a particularly incomprehensible lecture on solid state physics, I showed my roommates my notes and asked if they could please explain what the lecture had been about: 'I don't know', they replied, 'but this bit is about sheep!' Meanwhile, back at Physica Scripta, the journal continued to flourish: 400 submissions were received in 1996, and the march of progress was well underway. Manuscripts could now be sent in on disks and Physica Scripta was available on the World Wide Web. Roger was appointed to manage the journal and, in his hands, the expansion continued and the transition to electronic production took place. In 2005, an agreement was signed with IOP Publishing and the bustling production work of the in-house team moved abroad to Bristol, leaving just the Editor-in-Chief to man the ship at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2011, however, as Roger prepared to step down, submissions had reached astounding levels as is evident from figure 1: that year, almost 1500 manuscripts were received by Physica Scripta, now acknowledged to be amongst the fastest growing journals in IOP Publishing, when measured in these terms. The year on year increase stands at 20% and, once again, of the extensive range of topics covered, condensed matter physics had been identified as the subject area in most need of attention because the burden of reviewing had become too great for one editor to oversee alone. Thus, when I joined Physica Scripta in January of this year, securing new External Editors for this field was perceived to be the most urgent task. It is, therefore, with the greatest of pleasure that I am able to announce the arrival of two new editors for this section: Professors David Keen and Tapio Rantala. Physica Scripta statistics Figure 1. The annual submissions made to Physica Scripta in recent years have rocketed and the rejection rate (given as a percentage) has increased rapidly. The modest increase in the number of articles accepted (shaded in blue) reflects a deliberate policy to augment the scientific quality. Professor Rantala has been selected by the Finnish Physical Society to replace Professor Matti Manninen, who is stepping down as the Finnish representative on the journal's Editorial Board. Professor Rantala is a prominent theorist and has been engaged in active research in a number of fields. In his early work, he was interested in surface science and molecular physics, however his expertise is predominantly in the domain of solid or materials physics related to semiconductors and certain complex materials. His recent interests have extended his domain of activity t

  3. Preparing Students To Work on Newspaper Copy Desks: Are Educators Meeting Editors' Expectations?

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    Auman, Ann E.; Cook, Betsy B.

    A study surveyed two groups in the fall of 1994, journalism educators and newspaper editors. Educators completed a survey regarding the course content and skill areas emphasized in beginning level copy editing courses, while editors were asked to respond to questions regarding the skills they expect entry-level copy editors to have. Respondents…

  4. "Reading like a Regular Citizen": Professional Editors on Responding to Writing.

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    Danis, M. Francine

    Teachers and their students can benefit from examining the role of professional editors and their response to writing. The editor's role lies primarily in giving service to the writer, the reader, the publishing house, and the power of the written word. Editors like Harold Ross and Max Perkins have evoked the trust of many writers by making sure…

  5. SCIENCEPublisher: Richard S. Nicholson Editor-in-Chief: Floyd E. Bloom

    E-print Network

    Zare, Richard N.

    2 SCIENCEPublisher: Richard S. Nicholson Editor-in-Chief: Floyd E. Bloom Editor: Ellis Rubinstein, Manager; Lizabeth A. Harman, Assistant Manager; Laura A. Creveling, Scherraine B. Mack, Stephen E. Taylor, Supervisor; Cara Tate, Senior Copy Editor; Jeffrey E. Cook, Harry Jach, Erik G. Morris, Christine M. Pearce

  6. FLAn: A Free Hypermedia Editor to Create Foreign Language Learning Units

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kilickaya, Ferit, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    Glossing words is done via special software called multimedia editors. Foreign Language Annotator (FLAn), created by Thibeault (2011), is one of these multimedia editors. FLAn (Foreign Language Annotator), a free hypermedia editor that works on both Macs and PCs, allows instructors to turn static texts into dynamic learning units by attaching…

  7. Transient Electromagnetic Soundings Near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, San Luis Valley, Colorado (2006 Field Season)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fitterman, David V.; de Sozua Filho, Oderson A.

    2009-01-01

    Time-domain electromagnetic (TEM) soundings were made near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado to obtain subsurface information of use to hydrologic modeling. Seventeen soundings were made to the east and north of the sand dunes. Using a small loop TEM system, maximum exploration depths of about 75 to 150 m were obtained. In general, layered earth interpretations of the data found that resistivity decreases with depth. Comparison of soundings with geologic logs from nearby wells found that zones logged as having increased clay content usually corresponded with a significant resistivity decrease in the TEM determined model. This result supports the use of TEM soundings to map the location of the top of the clay unit deposited at the bottom of the ancient Lake Alamosa that filled the San Luis Valley from Pliocene to middle Pleistocene time.

  8. ESDAPT - APT PROGRAMMING EDITOR AND INTERPRETER

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Premack, T.

    1994-01-01

    ESDAPT is a graphical programming environment for developing APT (Automatically Programmed Tool) programs for controlling numerically controlled machine tools. ESDAPT has a graphical user interface that provides the user with an APT syntax sensitive text editor and windows for displaying geometry and tool paths. APT geometry statement can also be created using menus and screen picks. ESDAPT interprets APT geometry statements and displays the results in its view windows. Tool paths are generated by batching the APT source to an APT processor (COSMIC P-APT recommended). The tool paths are then displayed in the view windows. Hardcopy output of the view windows is in color PostScript format. ESDAPT is written in C-language, yacc, lex, and XView for use on Sun4 series computers running SunOS. ESDAPT requires 4Mb of disk space, 7Mb of RAM, and MIT's X Window System, Version 11 Release 4, or OpenWindows version 3 for execution. Program documentation in PostScript format and an executable for OpenWindows version 3 are provided on the distribution media. The standard distribution medium for ESDAPT is a .25 inch streaming magnetic tape cartridge (Sun QIC-24) in UNIX tar format. This program was developed in 1992.

  9. EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Webb, Steve

    2006-01-01

    Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) is a journal that originated in the UK but is now rightly regarded as one of the pre-eminent international journals for the publication of material coming within its remit. It is 50 years old and its maturity is an outcome of the consistent support of high performing authors, a supportive and professional publishing house, dedicated referees, many vigorous and conscientious editorial boards and the collective input of the 10 previous Editors as listed in his incoming editorial (January 2000 issue) by the retiring Editor, Professor Alun Beddoe. The scientific climate and it associated publication modus operandi in the 1950s was very different from that at the current time and the journal has evolved to reflect this. Hence today the scope of content is somewhat broader, the size of the journal is vastly greater, the whole publication process is slicker and more efficient and a paper in PMB is highly prized by its authors and those who look to quality factors and impact. The quality of the journal still relies on the voluntary labour and expertise of its busy international referees and Board members. For many years I have tried to place my own research material in PMB and encourage my teams to do likewise, not only acknowledging the prestige of the journal but also because of the extraordinarily fast turnaround time of all the processes without any loss of quality. This serves us very well and the publishing team are to be congratulated. Some things seem to change more slowly or not at all, however. The prediction, when I started my research career, that books and journals would be dinosaurs by now has manifestly not come true and, whilst most of us are addicted (and why not?) to the electronic ways of doing things that can be done by more traditional ways, PMB and a packet of reprints from time to time arriving by post still has a reassuring feel despite the fact that the papers have been `on-line' for a while before. An incoming editor signals change and in turn this induces in some people expectation, hope of improvement and maybe radical revolution. Others cower and hope for stability, continuation of the same and as little outward sign of change as possible. So I should like to signal that I hope to satisfy both camps. The Editor-in-Chief is primarily a guardian of the journal and should change nothing that does not need changing. Maintaining a standard at the same level is a valuable achievement in itself. This is no different from taking on any other leadership role such as in a team or department. One has to lead by consensus and with respect for the position. Conversely there are things I would like to see improved (otherwise I should not have been hired) and I commit to attempting these but in a spirit of cooperation with the Board, the publisher (IOP), IPEM and the readership. Any other approach would be doomed anyway. So, what would I like to see changed? Dare I say anything too strongly upfront? Like Alun six years ago I would like there to be more debate via correspondence but this depends on the readers to do more writing along these lines. Personally I feel PMB, like many journals, has developed to the point where most readers sadly can understand only a small fraction of its contents. I have talked to older readers who said they regularly used to read all or half of the journal. Now many of us can manage only the papers in our specialty. Yet this is somewhat inevitable as medical physics has progressed from a fledgling science to the vast activity it is today, topics have become deeply complicated and we cannot and should not reverse the clock. To address this, I would like to see authors provide some form of `intelligible lay-scientific summary' of their paper as a condition of its publication. I think readers would then enjoy reading all, not just some, of these and maybe become attracted to other areas than the ones in which they currently work. I would like to see the voluntary and anonymous publication of selected referees' comments `tailing' (some) published paper

  10. 78 FR 73557 - Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, San Luis Obispo County, CA: Intent To Prepare a...

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    2013-12-06

    ...We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge located in San Luis Obispo County of California. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to......

  11. Mössbauer, TEM/SAED and XRD investigation on waste dumps of the Valea lui Stan gold mines

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Constantinescu, Serban Grigore; Udubasa, Sorin S.; Udubasa, Gheorghe; Kuncser, Victor; Popescu-Pogrion, Nicoleta; Mercioniu, Ionel; Feder, Marcel

    2012-03-01

    The complementary investigation techniques, Mössbauer spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy with selected area electron diffraction (TEM/SAED), X-ray diffraction (XRD) have been used to investigate the fate of the Valea lui Stan, Romania, gold-ore nanoscale-minerals during the long time of residence in the waste dumps. The preliminary investigations showed such waste dumps to contain significant amount of metals which cannot be identified by conventional methods. An intense research activity started up in order to evaluate the possibilities to recycle Valea lui Stan waste dumps and to recover metals by chemical or phytoextraction procedures. The waste dumps naturally show different mineral constituents with clay minerals as major phases, observed by XRD-technique. Although the waste dumps materials have whitish-yellowish colours, MÖSSBAUER technique evidences the presence of the finely dispersed iron bearing minerals. The authors are focusing to inspect and analyze Fe-compounds in the samples collected from Valea lui Stan's waste dumps in order to identify the magnetic phases by Mössbauer technique.

  12. [Physical factors influencing the floristic relationships of pinyon pine (Pinaceae) from San Luis Potosi, Mexico].

    PubMed

    Romero, Angélica; Luna, Mario; García, Edmundo

    2014-06-01

    In plant communities, the species distribution patterns and their relationships with environmental factors are of central importance in ecology. In San Luis Potosí of Mexico, woodlands of Pinus cembroides and P. johannis are sympatric, but P. cembroides tends to be located in South and Southwest slopes, in more disturbed sites; unlike, P. johannis, is mostly distributed in mesic areas, in North and Northeast slopes. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of some physical factors on the floristic similarity of pinyon pine P. cembroides and P. johannis. The study area was located in the Sierra San Miguelito, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. We selected 40 sampling units spread over an area of 50km2. In each unit, we laid out two 20m long lines perpendicular to each other, in which we recorded cover data of the plant species intercepted. We developed two data matrices, the first one including cover values of 91 species, and the second one, considering seven topographical, climatic, and solar radiation variables. We applied cluster analysis and ordination to explore the influence of environmental variables on the floristic differentiation of pinyon pine woodlands. Clustering showed six groups, the first three characterized by P. cembroides. The ordination showed that variance represented by the first three axes was 65.9%. Axis 1 was positively correlated with altitude and negatively with mean annual temperature; axes two and three, showed low correlation with the variables tested. P. cembroides woodlands and accompanying flora tend to be located in lower altitude, higher mean annual temperature, and mainly in South-Southwestern slopes. In contrast, stands of P. johannis, mixed stands of P. johannis-P. cembroides, and Quercus potosina, were usually founded in greater altitudes, mean annual temperature slightly lower, and North-Northeastern exposure. The sites of these monospecific and mixed woodlands with associated species, indicators of environmental variables, generates the pre-diagnosis of the situation of the communities and their condition, so that future actions can be planned in agreement with the natural balance of the ecosystem. PMID:25102659

  13. Counterclockwise tectonometamorphic evolution of the Pringles Metamorphic Complex, Sierras Pampeanas of San Luis (Argentina)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Delpino, Sergio H.; Bjerg, Ernesto A.; Ferracutti, Gabriela R.; Mogessie, Aberra

    2007-02-01

    The crystalline basement of the Sierra de San Luis, which belongs to the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas in central Argentina, consists of three main units: (1) Conlara, (2) Pringles, and (3) Nogolí metamorphic complexes. In the Pringles Metamorphic Complex, mafic-ultramafic bodies occur as discontinuous lenses along a narrow central belt concordant with the general NNE-SSW structural trend. A metamorphic gradient from granulite to greenschist facies is apparent on both sides of the mafic-ultramafic bodies. This work focuses on the characteristics of the mylonitization overprinted on the mafic-ultramafic intrusives in the Pringles Metamorphic Complex and their gneissic-migmatitic surroundings, both previously metamorphosed within the granulite facies. Petrogenetic grid and geothermobarometry applied to the paragenesis equilibrated during the mylonitic event, together with mineral deformation mechanisms, indicate that mafic and adjacent basement mylonites developed under upper amphibolite transitional to granulite facies metamorphic conditions at intermediate pressures (668-764 °C, 6.3-6.9 kbar, 0.3 < XCO 2 < 0.7). However, the following mylonitic assemblages can be distinguished from the external limits of the Pringles Metamorphic Complex to its center: lower amphibolite facies ? middle amphibolite facies ? upper amphibolite transitional to granulite facies. Geothermobarometry applied to mylonitic assemblages indicate a temperature gradient from 555 °C to 764 °C and pressures of 6-7 kbar for the mylonitic event. This event is considered to have developed on a preexisting temperature gradient attributed to the intrusion of mafic-ultramafic bodies. The concentration of sulfides in mylonitic bands and textural relationships provide evidence of remobilization of primary magmatic sulfides of the mafic-ultramafic rocks (+PGM) during the mylonitic event. A lower-temperature final overprint produced brittle fracturing and localized retrogression on mafic-ultramafic minerals and ores by means of a water-rich fluid phase, which gave rise to a serpentine + magnetite ± actinolite association. Concordantly in the adjacent country rocks, fluids channeled along preexisting mylonitic foliation planes produced local obliteration of the mylonitic texture by a randomly oriented replacement of the mylonite mineralogy by a chlorite + sericite/muscovite + magnetite assemblage. Observed mineral reactions combined with structural data and geothermobarometry suggest a succession of tectonometamorphic events for the evolution of the Pringles Metamorphic Complex of Sierra de San Luis, developed in association with a counterclockwise P- T- d path. The most likely geological setting for this type of evolution is a backarc basin, associated with east-directed Famatinian subduction initiated in Mid-Cambrian times and closed during the collision of the allochthonous Precordillera terrane in Mid-Ordovician times.

  14. Announcement: New Editor-In-Chief, Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abt, Helmut A.

    1999-06-01

    Effective 1999 July 1, all new manuscripts for Part 1 of The Astrophysical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series should be sent to Dr. Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr., Editor-in-Chief The Astrophysical Journal Steward Observatory University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 The other means of contact are telephone, (520) 621-5145 FAX, (520) 621-5153 and e-mail, apj@as.arizona.edu. For express packages please use the street address of 933 North Cherry Avenue. Dr. Kennicutt will be assisted by several of my loyal coworkers, who will move across the street. Manuscripts received before July 1 will be handled by the current editor until most of their problems have been resolved, at which point the remainder will be sent to Dr. Kennicutt's office. Manuscripts for the Letters should, as before, be sent directly to Dr. Alex Dalgarno at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. We are fortunate that a person with as much experience in research and proven good judgment as Dr. Kennicutt is willing to accept this difficult and time-consuming responsibility. He will be only the seventh Managing Editor or Editor-in-Chief that this Journal has had in its 104 years. Please give him the cooperation and help that you have given the current editor. It has been my privilege to work for 28 years with many of the best astrophysicists in the world and to publish their papers. This was done with the help of the AAS Publications Board and AAS officers, the efforts of Peter Boyce and Evan Owens who made the on-line edition of the Journal possible, three Associate Editors, a score of Scientific Editors, a hardworking staff of six in Tucson, up to 25 production controllers and manuscript editors at the University of Chicago Press, and the thousands of astronomers throughout the world who served as referees. The original masthead called this journal ``An International Review of Spectroscopy and Astronomical Physics.'' That subtitle is no longer appropriate because we do not publish review papers, and spectroscopy is only one of many techniques used in astrophysics, but it was prophetic in that the Journal has become a truly international endeavor, with more than a third of the papers coming from abroad and many of the referees residing outside the United States. The past Managing Editor, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, established a tradition of first-class research. When he stepped down in 1971, he realized that in order to accommodate for the rapid growth of the Journal, a person with organizational ability was needed. That led to editing by about 15 Scientific Editors with diversified specialized knowledge, an on-line edition that is slowly replacing the printed edition in importance and completeness, and facilities (subject headings, indexing, yellow pages, and instant recall of references in the on-line edition) for improved information retrieval. The next step for Dr. Kennicutt will be to make use of the current computing opportunities to provide a more efficient flow of manuscripts and to push for faster and less expensive publication. And who can predict the options that will be available in publication and data retrieval in the coming years? HELMUT A. ABT Editor-in-Chief

  15. Announcement: New Editor-In Robert C. Kennicutt

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abt, Helmut A.

    1999-06-01

    Effective 1999 July 1, all new manuscripts for Part 1 of The Astrophysical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series should be sent to Dr. Robert C. Kennicutt, Editor-in-Chief The Astrophysical Journal Steward Observatory University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 The other means of contact are telephone, (520) 621-5145 FAX, (520) 621-5153 and e-mail, apj@as.arizona.edu. For express packages please use the street address of 933 North Cherry Avenue. Dr. Kennicutt will be assisted by several of my loyal coworkers, who will move across the street. Manuscripts received before July 1 will be handled by the current editor until most of their problems have been resolved, at which point the remainder will be sent to Dr. Kennicutt's office. Manuscripts for the Letters should, as before, be sent directly to Dr. Alex Dalgarno at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. We are fortunate that a person with as much experience in research and proven good judgment as Dr. Kennicutt is willing to accept this difficult and time-consuming responsibility. He will be only the seventh Managing Editor or Editor-in-Chief that this Journal has had in its 104 years. Please give him the cooperation and help that you have given the current editor. It has been my privilege to work for 28 years with many of the best astrophysicists in the world and to publish their papers. This was done with the help of the AAS Publications Board and AAS officers, the efforts of Peter Boyce and Evan Owens who made the on-line edition of the Journal possible, three Associate Editors, a score of Scientific Editors, a hardworking staff of six in Tucson, up to 25 production controllers and manuscript editors at the University of Chicago Press, and the thousands of astronomers throughout the world who served as referees. The original masthead called this journal ``An International Review of Spectroscopy and Astronomical Physics.'' That subtitle is no longer appropriate because we do not publish review papers, and spectroscopy is only one of many techniques used in astrophysics, but it was prophetic in that the Journal has become a truly international endeavor, with more than a third of the papers coming from abroad and many of the referees residing outside the United States. The past Managing Editor, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, established a tradition of first-class research. When he stepped down in 1971, he realized that in order to accommodate for the rapid growth of the Journal, a person with organizational ability was needed. That led to editing by about 15 Scientific Editors with diversified specialized knowledge, an on-line edition that is slowly replacing the printed edition in importance and completeness, and facilities (subject headings, indexing, yellow pages, and instant recall of references in the on-line edition) for improved information retrieval. The next step for Dr. Kennicutt will be to make use of the current computing opportunities to provide a more efficient flow of manuscripts and to push for faster and less expensive publication. And who can predict the options that will be available in publication and data retrieval in the coming years? HELMUT A. ABT Editor-in-Chief

  16. Announcement: New Editor-in-Chief Robert C. Kennicutt

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abt, Helmut A.

    1999-05-01

    Effective 1999 July 1, all new manuscripts for Part 1 of The Astrophysical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series should be sent to Dr. Robert C. Kennicutt, Editor-in-Chief The Astrophysical Journal Steward Observatory University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721-0065 The other means of contact are telephone, (520) 621-5145 FAX, (520) 621-5153 and e-mail, apj@as.arizona.edu. For express packages please use the street address of 933 North Cherry Avenue. Dr. Kennicutt will be assisted by several of my loyal coworkers, who will move across the street. Manuscripts received before July 1 will be handled by the current editor until most of their problems have been resolved, at which point the remainder will be sent to Dr. Kennicutt's office. Manuscripts for the Letters should, as before, be sent directly to Dr. Alex Dalgarno at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. We are fortunate that a person with as much experience in research and proven good judgment as Dr. Kennicutt is willing to accept this difficult and time-consuming responsibility. He will be only the seventh Managing Editor or Editor-in-Chief that this Journal has had in its 104 years. Please give him the cooperation and help that you have given the current editor. It has been my privilege to work for 28 years with many of the best astrophysicists in the world and to publish their papers. This was done with the help of the AAS Publications Board and AAS officers, the efforts of Peter Boyce and Evan Owens who made the on-line edition of the Journal possible, three Associate Editors, a score of Scientific Editors, a hardworking staff of six in Tucson, up to 25 production controllers and manuscript editors at the University of Chicago Press, and the thousands of astronomers throughout the world who served as referees. The original masthead called this journal ``An International Review of Spectroscopy and Astronomical Physics.'' That subtitle is no longer appropriate because we do not publish review papers, and spectroscopy is only one of many techniques used in astrophysics, but it was prophetic in that the Journal has become a truly international endeavor, with more than a third of the papers coming from abroad and many of the referees residing outside the United States. The past Managing Editor, Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, established a tradition of first-class research. When he stepped down in 1971, he realized that in order to accommodate for the rapid growth of the Journal, a person with organizational ability was needed. That led to editing by about 15 Scientific Editors with diversified specialized knowledge, an on-line edition that is slowly replacing the printed edition in importance and completeness, and facilities (subject headings, indexing, yellow pages, and instant recall of references in the on-line edition) for improved information retrieval. The next step for Dr. Kennicutt will be to make use of the current computing opportunities to provide a more efficient flow of manuscripts and to push for faster and less expensive publication. And who can predict the options that will be available in publication and data retrieval in the coming years? HELMUT A. ABT Editor-in-Chief

  17. EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief Incoming Editor-in-Chief

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Birch, David

    2012-01-01

    It is a pleasure and an honour for me to be taking over as Editor-in-Chief of Measurement Science and Technology. MST is well known across research communities worldwide as a leading journal in which to publish new techniques and instrumentation. It has gained this enviable position largely because of the excellent guidance of its Editorial Board and dedicated staff at Institute of Physics Publishing over many years. I want to highlight in particular the contribution of the outgoing Editor Peter Hauptmann, and other Editors before him, in making the journal truly international. We thank Peter immensely for all his hard work in leading the journal, having exceptionally served two terms, each of five years. I come into the post of Editor at a very interesting and challenging time for research. The global recession is leading to cuts in research funding in many countries, researchers and their outputs are coming under closer scrutiny than ever before, and more is being expected of them. Journals play a critical role in monitoring and maintaining research standards, but we should be careful not to assume that journal Impact Factor is the sole measure of research quality. Although expediency may sometimes demand it, Impact Factor, as practitioners know, is subject dependent. One of the great things about science and technology for me is its level playing field. The key point is still innovation no matter where the work is done or where it is published. MST has a long pedigree of being the natural home of the highest quality papers from leading researchers wishing to report novel instrumentation and techniques. 2013 will mark the 90th anniversary of MST and we look forward to celebrating in style its sustained success. I recall with pride the first paper I published in Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments (as MST was previously titled) back in 1977. The paper reported the design and application of an early fluorescence lifetime spectrometer that I had constructed for my PhD in the Department of Physics at the University of Manchester. Since that time I have witnessed many changes in instrumentation and techniques. I believe that I have been fortunate in not spending all of my time in a university. Having worked in or with industry throughout my career I have been able to see the trends from the perspective of both sectors. In my area of fluorescence spectroscopy I have seen the cost of systems fall in real terms, the performance rise, an increased need for user-friendly software and less emphasis on performance specification when customers decide which instrument to purchase. Such trends, no doubt replicated in other areas, reflect the migration of system instrumentation away from being the preserve of the specialist to much wider use and customization across the disciplines and skill-set. MST has embraced this change through its multidisciplinary remit in Special Features, Topical Reviews, Rapid Communications, Perspectives and regular Papers. These days there is much more of a partnership between industry and academia in research and this is to be applauded in these challenging times. I want to encourage contributions to MST from industry as well as academia, as MST is the ideal place to showcase the latest innovation from inception to commercial exploitation. Backed by one of the premier learned societies, the Institute of Physics, I have no doubt that MST will continue in its success and I look forward to helping to advance its high standing to even greater heights.

  18. Evaluating the sustainability of a regional system using Fisher information in the San Luis Basin, Colorado.

    PubMed

    Eason, Tarsha; Cabezas, Heriberto

    2012-02-01

    This paper describes the theory, data, and methodology necessary for using Fisher information to assess the sustainability of the San Luis Basin (SLB) regional system over time. Fisher information was originally developed as a measure of the information content in data and is an important method in information theory. Our adaptation of Fisher information provides a means of monitoring the variables of a system to characterize dynamic order, and, therefore, its regimes and regime shifts. This work is part of the SLB Sustainability Metrics Project, which aimed to evaluate movement over time towards or away from regional sustainability. One of the key goals of this project was to use readily available data to assess the sustainability of the system including its environmental, social and economic aspects. For this study, Fisher information was calculated for fifty-three variables which characterize the consumption of food and energy, agricultural production, environmental characteristics, demographic properties and changes in land use for the SLB system from 1980 to 2005. Our analysis revealed that while the system displayed small changes in dynamic order over time with a slight decreasing trend near the end of the period, there is no indication of a regime shift. Therefore, the SLB system is stable with very slight movement away from sustainability in more recent years. PMID:21930337

  19. Agricultural producers' perceptions of sandhill cranes in the San Luis Valley of Colorado

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Laubhan, M.K.; Gammonley, J.H.

    2001-01-01

    Management for migratory birds at an ecosystem scale requires forming cooperative partnerships with the private sector. To be effective, however, wildlife managers must understand the economic and social attitudes of private landowners to ensure that strategies involving stakeholders are viable and can be implemented. We documented attitudes of farmers in the San Luis Valley (SLV) of Colorado toward Rocky Mountain Population greater sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) using a self administered, mail-back survey. Overall response rate was 46.7%. Viewing sandhill cranes in the SLV was considered somewhat important or important by 78.6% of respondents. In contrast, only 62.1% of respondents indicated that viewing sandhill cranes was somewhat important or important on their own land. Farmers' attitudes toward viewing sandhill cranes on their own property were related (P=0.02) to perceived conflicts with crop production. The extent of crane use (P=0.04) was the only variable we tested that predicted whether conflicts were reported. Our results suggest that partnerships between farmers and natural resource agencies concerned with management of sandhill cranes may be viable. However, the role of farmers in any proposed management strategy must be examined carefully because there may be an upper limit of crane use on private land that farmers will tolerate.

  20. The characteristic photoluminescence and EPR features of superdeep diamonds (São-Luis, Brazil)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yuryeva, Olga P.; Rakhmanova, Mariana I.; Nadolinny, Vladimir A.; Zedgenizov, Dmitry A.; Shatsky, Vladislav S.; Kagi, Hiroyuki; Komarovskikh, Andrey Yu.

    2015-10-01

    Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) were used for the first time to characterize properties of superdeep diamonds from the São-Luis alluvial deposits (Brazil). The infrared measurements showed the low nitrogen content (>50 of 87 diamonds from this locality were nitrogen free and belonged to type IIa) and simultaneously the extremely high level of nitrogen aggregation (pure type IaB being predominant), which indicates that diamonds under study might have formed under high pressure and temperature conditions. In most cases, PL features excited at various wavelengths (313, 473, and 532 nm) were indicative of different growth and post-growth processes during which PL centers could be formed via interaction between vacancies and nitrogen atoms. The overall presence of the 490.7 nm, H3, and H4 centers in the luminescence spectra attests to strong plastic deformations in these diamonds. The neutral vacancy known as the GR1 center has probably occurred in a number of crystals due to radiation damage in the post-growth period. The 558.5 nm PL center is found to be one of the most common defects in type IIa samples which is accompanied by the EPR center with g-factor of 2.00285. The 536 and 576 nm vibronic systems totally dominated the PL spectra of superdeep diamonds, while none of "normal" diamonds from the Mir pipe (Yakutia) with similar nitrogen characteristics showed the latter three PL centers.

  1. Problems related to water quality and algal control in Lopez Reservoir, San Luis Obispo County, California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Fuller, Richard H.; Averett, Robert C.; Hines, Walter G.

    1975-01-01

    A study to determine the present enrichment status of Liopez Reservoir in San Luis Obispo county, California, and to evaluate copper sulfate algal treatment found that stratification in the reservoir regulates nutrient release and that algal control has been ineffective. Nuisance algal blooms, particularly from March to June, have been a problem in the warm multipurpose reservoir since it was initially filled following intense storms in 1968-69. The cyanophyte Anabaena unispora has been dominant; cospecies are the diatoms Stephanodiscus astraea and Cyclotella operculata, and the chlorophytes Pediastrum deplex and Sphaerocystis schroeteri. During an A. unispora bloom in May 1972 the total lake surface cell count was nearly 100,000 cells/ml. Thermal stratification from late spring through autumn results in oxygen deficiency in the hypolimnion and metalimnion caused by bacterial oxidation of organic detritus. The anaerobic conditions favor chemical reduction of organic matter, which constitute 10-14% of the sediment. As algae die, sink to the bottom, and decompose, nutrients are released to the hypolimnion , and with the autumn overturn are spread to the epilimnion. Algal blooms not only hamper recreation, but through depletion of dissolved oxygen in the epilimnion may have caused periodic fishkills. Copper sulfate mixed with sodium citrate and applied at 1.10-1.73 lbs/acre has not significantly reduced algal growth; a method for determining correct dosage is presented. (Lynch-Wisconsin)

  2. Land disposal of San Luis drain sediments, Panoche Water District, South Dos Palos, California

    SciTech Connect

    Zawislanski, Peter; Benson, Sally; TerBerg, Robert; Borglin, Sharon

    2002-07-01

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), LFR Levine-Fricke (LFR), the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the Panoche Water District, have completed a pilot-scale test of the viability of land application of selenium- (Se-) enriched San Luis Drain (SLD) sediments. The project was initiated in October 1998 by LBNL. LFR assumed the role of primary subcontractor on the project in July 2001. Substantial portions of this report, describing work performed prior to November 2000, were previously prepared by LBNL personnel. The data set, findings, and recommendations are herein updated with information collected since November 2000. Local land disposal is an attractive option due to its low cost and the proximity of large areas of available land. Two modes of disposal are being tested: (1) the application to a nearby SLD embankment, and (2) the application to and incorporation with nearby farm soils. The study of these options considers the key problems that may potentially arise from this approach. These include disturbance of SLD sediments during dredging, resulting in increased downstream Se concentrations; movement of the land-applied Se to groundwater; reduced productivity of farm crops; and Se uptake by wild and crop plants. This report describes field and laboratory activities carried out from 1998 through February 2002, and results of these investigations.

  3. A geophysical study of the hydrogeology of the Carrizo plain area, San Luis Obispo County, California

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    Cooper, J.W. )

    1991-02-01

    This investigation was conducted to attempt to locate structural geologic features and variations in aquifer characteristics in an area within the Carrizo plain, San Luis Obispo County, California. The investigation included a review of the established geologic knowledge for the region, followed by field studies. The field studies included surface magnetometer surveys, thermal borehole logging, and a piezometric level survey. Existing borehole electric logs were obtained. The conclusions of the investigation were then derived from a collective interpretation. The investigation concluded that a fault appears to extend beneath the valley fill in the northwestern part of the area, and that a subsurface basaltic dike is apparently located in the southeastern part of the area. Evaluations indicate that the valley has a deep aquifer overlain by a confining clay-rich layer in the central part of the area. Areal and depth-related variations in water quality are probably influenced by the presence of evaporites near Soda Lake and in the region near the San Andreas fault.

  4. Patterns of food abundance for breeding waterbirds in the san luis valley of Colorado

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    Gammonley, J.H.; Laubhan, M.K.

    2002-01-01

    We measured the amount and distribution of macroinvertebrates and seeds in four wetland habitats (short emergent, seasonal open water, semipermanent/permanent open water, and saltgrass [Distichlis spicata]) used by breeding ducks and shorebirds at a wetland complex in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, USA. Density of macroinvertebrates did not differ among habitats or sampling periods (P = 0.45), but dry mass, crude protein, and gross energy production were greater (P < 0.05) in short emergent than in other habitats. These differences were largely due to the greater dry mass of gastropods in short emergent than in other habitats. Total seed density, dry mass, crude protein, and gross energy differed among habitats and periods with interaction effects (P <0.01). Although seed abundance varied among habitats and sampling periods, abundance was greatest in short emergent during all sampling periods. Breeding waterbirds consumed a variety of macroinvertebrates and seeds on the study area. Patterns of abundance among habitats of macroinvertebrates and seeds consumed by six waterbird species were not consistent with patterns of foraging habitat use by most ducks and shorebirds at this wetland complex. Our results indicate that estimates of food or nutrient abundance are useful in assessing the functional role of broad habitat types, but factors other than food abundance also influence avian selection of wetland foraging habitats. ?? 2002, The Society of Wetland Scientists.

  5. Climatic Change manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Wing, Ian Sue

    Climatic Change manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Coal's Medium-Run Future Under greenhouse gas (GHG) con- centrations adds further influences to the mix. Climate change mitigation measures / Accepted: date Abstract We assess the future of coal under alternative climate stabilization regimes

  6. LACE: A Web-Based, Structured Editor for PDS Metadata

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    Rose, M.; Keller, R.; Sarram, P.

    2015-06-01

    PDS has moved to XML-based metadata, but many scientists are not familiar with XML and find its structure complicated. For these reasons, we have created LACE, an editor for PDS metadata that hides the complexity of XML from the user.

  7. COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Computational Identification of Altered Metabolism

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    Lee, Doheon

    COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Computational Identification of Altered Metabolism Using Gene Expression and Metabolic Pathways Hojung Nam,1 Jinwon Lee,2 Doheon Lee1 1 Department of Bio and Brain.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/bit.22320 ABSTRACT: Understanding altered metabolism is an important issue because altered

  8. Comments on ``Anonymous Reviews'' No Anonymity for Associate Editors

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    Geller, Robert J.

    In an ideal world, I would agree with the recent letters to Eos by M. Beck (1 July), C. J. Robinove (29 July), and R. E. Criss, and A. M. Hofmeister (29 July) calling for all reviews by referees and associate editors (AEs) to be signed. But in an ideal world, they, as well as the rest of us, would invariably be fined for petty infractions such as exceeding the speed limit by even 1 km/hr, so it might not be much fun to live there. Human nature being what it is, offering anonymity to referees is probably necessary to ensure the smooth operation of journals. The above correspondents did not distinguish between the problems created by anonymous referees and those created by anonymous AEs, but I believe this is an important distinction. The AGU publication guidelines state that the Editor is the sole judge of what is accepted and what is rejected, while all other opinions are advisory. This is fine in theory, but may not always reflect reality. When there is, say, only one editor assisted by a team of 20 to 30 AEs, as a practical matter, the AEs are the real decision-makers and the Editor cannot possibly find the time to study each manuscript carefully. This reality should be reflected by having the AEs sign their reviews without exception, so that the identity of the actual decision-maker is made clear in every case.

  9. Usability improvements for the TaleBlazer game editor

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    Lozano, Cristina

    2014-01-01

    TaleBlazer games utilize GPS technology available on most mobile devices and tablets to create location-based augmented reality (AR) games. All TaleBlazer games are created in a web based editor on the TaleBlazer website ...

  10. EPJ manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    EPJ manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Pre-Big Bang, fundamental Physics and noncyclic and Planck data can have sig- nificant implications for noncyclic pre-Big Bang approaches incorporat- ing with alternatives: i) to standard physics for the structure of the physical vacuum, the nature of space

  11. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Plonka, Gerlind

    representation 1 Introduction Many ultrasonic testing applications are based on the estimation of the timeNoname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Sparse Deconvolution Methods for Ultrasonic two sparse deconvolution methods for nondestruc- tive testing. The first method is a special matching

  12. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Calamoneri, Tiziana

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Push & Pull: autonomous deployment of mobile an aircraft. Mobile devices permit a dynamic deployment reconfiguration that improves the coverage in terms of completeness and uniformity. In this paper we propose a distributed algorithm for the autonomous deployment

  13. Publishing in Educational Psychology Journals: Comments from Editors

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    Nihalani, Priya K.; Mayrath, Michael C.

    2008-01-01

    The following paper emphasizes the importance of publishing and learning how to publish in educational psychology journals. We have compiled a set of recommendations based on advice from editors in the field and several other sources on how to publish. Additionally, this paper provides a step-by-step guide that graduate students and junior faculty…

  14. ARMA manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Shen, Wen

    on the erosion rate, the mountain profile develops several types of singularities, which we call kinks, shocks only on the mountain slope) (ux) : speed of the moving layer, (ux) > 0, (ux) : erosion rate per unitARMA manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Erosion Profile by a Global Model for Granular

  15. Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Powell, Warren B.

    Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Learning near-optimal policies Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique Sequential Learning (SequeL) project, INRIA Lille, France e theoretical result for off-policy control learning over continuous state-spaces using a single trajectory. Key

  16. Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Hüllermeier, Eyke

    Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Preference-Based Reinforcement This paper makes a first step toward the integration of two subfields of machine learning, namely preference Learning: A Formal Framework and a Policy Iteration Algorithm Johannes F¨urnkranz, Eyke H

  17. Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Szepesvari, Csaba

    Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Training Parsers by Inverse Reinforcement Learning Gergely Neu1,2 , Csaba Szepesv´ari3,2 1 Department of Computing Science, Budapest learning (IRL) where one is given an environment and a set of trajectories and the problem is to find

  18. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Tabak, Esteban G.

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) An adaptive linear programming methodology An adaptive methodology is proposed to solve the data­driven optimal transport problem: to find the coupling through samples. The methodology bypasses density estimation, using adap- tive kernel functions to reduce

  19. AMERIND STUDIES IN ARC HAEOLOGY SERIES EDITOR JOHN W ARE

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    CulturaIContex,t: Practice, AgenCy, iodthe Archaeology of Violence Edited byAxe1 E. Nielsen and W IIliah1 H. Walker AcrossAMERIND STUDIES IN ARC HAEOLOGY SERIES EDITOR JOHN W ARE Trincheras Sites in Time, Space: Teaching and Learning in IndigenoUs Archaeology Edited b~ Stephen,W. Sillix"nan . Warf;u:e in

  20. AFS Estuaries Section Newsletter Newsletter Editor Lee Benaka

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    Gopalakrishnan, K.

    1 AFS Estuaries Section Newsletter July 2014 Newsletter Editor ­ Lee Benaka NOAA, NMFS, F/ST4 1315--Secretary http://www.fisheriessociety.org/estuaries/ http://www.facebook.com/EstuariesSectionAFS PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Happy Summer, Estuaries Section members! Warm weather has finally arrived on Cape Cod, and I took

  1. Quantum Entanglements: Editors' Introduction Jeremy Butter eld and Hans Halvorson

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    Halvorson, Hans

    Quantum Entanglements: Editors' Introduction Jeremy Butter eld and Hans Halvorson e aim headings: I. Modal interpretations; II. Foundations of algebraic quantum eld theory; III. e concept of a particle; IV. New light on complementarity, hidden variables and entanglement. Chronologically, Section I

  2. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Anandkumar, Animashree

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A Spectral Algorithm for Latent Dirichlet / Accepted: date Abstract Topic modeling is a generalization of clustering that posits that observations al. els and topic models, including Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). For LDA, the procedure

  3. Images in Neuroscience Carol A. Tamminga, M.D., Editor

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    Schnitzer, Mark

    Images in Neuroscience Carol A. Tamminga, M.D., Editor 800 Am J Psychiatry 165:7, July 2008ajp requests to Dr. Tamminga, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd Model of Depression" [Science 2007; 317:819­823]). Copyright © American Association for the Advancement

  4. EDITOR'S CORNER HIVdb: A Database of the Structures of Human

    E-print Network

    to creation of the Internet- based HIV PR Database (HIVdb).8 After 6 years spent on creating and curatingEDITOR'S CORNER HIVdb: A Database of the Structures of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Protease Human thereafter, this virus-specific enzyme was identi- fied as a crucial target for designing drugs against ac

  5. IN DEFENSE OF ECORISK ASSESSMENT (LETTER TO EDITOR)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Dear Editor: We are writing to convey a more accurate portrayal of the status of ecological ("environmental" in Europe) risk assessment that was presented in the recent article by M. Power and L.S. McCarty (Fallacies in Ecological Risk Assessment Practices," August 1997, pp 370A-...

  6. Communications to the Editor Synthesis of Monodisperse Nanoparticles of Barium

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    Communications to the Editor Synthesis of Monodisperse Nanoparticles of Barium Titanate: Toward of barium titanate, BaTiO3, with diameters ranging from 6 to 12 nm. Barium titanate is a room,10 In the synthesis developed here, barium titanium ethyl hexano-isopropoxide (A

  7. Book Review/ Laura L. Sanders, Book Editor Hydrogeophysics

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    Hubbard, Susan

    Book Review/ Laura L. Sanders, Book Editor Hydrogeophysics reviewed by Stephen Moysey The timing is right for the appearance of the book Hy- drogeophysics, edited by Yoram Rubin and Susan S. Hubbard the way we study ground water flow and transport. The 17 chapters of this book, con- tributed by more than

  8. Kamide reflects on JGR and the role of editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Woods, Peter

    After serving the space physics community for more than 11 years, Y. Kamide of the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory at Nagoya University in Toyokawa, Japan, retired as editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics for the Asian/Pacific region. He had been a JGR editor since AGU first opened two editorial offices in Europe and the Asian/Pacific region in 1989. Even as the initial JGR editor in Asia, Kamide was not new to AGU editorial business. Before accepting the JGR position, Kamide served 3 years as the editor in Japan for Geophysical Research Letters.According to Kamide, over the last 5 years, the number of high-quality submissions to JGR in the Asian/Pacific region has increased dramatically, by a factor of 2.5. This increase came mostly from the younger generation of scientists, which bodes well for the future of JGR and space physics in general. Together with the substantial contributions to JGR from the European community, this achievement has been recognized by AGU as proof that JGR is truly an international journal of the highest editorial standards.

  9. LETTER TO EDITOR ON ARTICLE "ARSENIC MEANS BUSINESS"

    EPA Science Inventory

    The letter to the editor was written to point out that different forms of arsenic are found in source waters and that the technologies listed in the article such as POU RO will not necessarily be effective on all waters. The letter pointed out that most technologies are more eff...

  10. Operating Systems B. RANDELL, Editor The Nucleus of a

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    Han, Richard Y.

    Operating Systems B. RANDELL, Editor The Nucleus of a Multiprogramming System PIER BRINCIt HANSEN of program scheduling and resource allocation. The system nucleus sim- ulates an environment in which program of the multiprogramming system are described in detail in a report [1] available from Regnecentralen. 2. System Nucleus

  11. Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on Learning Deep Architectures

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on Learning Deep Architectures Samy Bengio, Li Deng of research in the design of deep architecture models and learning algorithms, i.e., methods that rely on the extraction of a multilayer representation of the data. Often referred to as deep learning, this topic

  12. EPJ manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Skacej , Gregor

    with embedded mesogenic units -- liquid crystal elastomers -- are functional rubber- like materialsEPJ manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Biaxial liquid crystal elastomers: a simple present a simple coarse-grained lattice model for monodomain biaxial liquid crystal elas- tomers

  13. Letter to the Editor Toward Sequencing Cotton (Gossypium) Genomes

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    Chee, Peng W.

    Letter to the Editor Toward Sequencing Cotton (Gossypium) Genomes Despite rapidly decreasing costs complex ge- nomes de novo. The cotton (Gossypium spp.) genomes represent a challenging case. To this end, a coalition of cotton genome scientists has developed a strategy for sequencing the cotton genomes, which

  14. EPJ manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Colet, Pere

    EPJ manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Convective and Absolute Instabilities the transition from convective to absolute instability. Finally, we analyze the instability of the subcritical usu­ #12; 2 Pere Colet et al.: Convective and Absolute Instabilities in the Subcritical Ginzburg

  15. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Teschner, Matthias

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Towards Palm-Size Autonomous Helicopters · Robert Hahn · Dario Schafroth · Giorgio Grisetti · Wolfram Burgard · Roland Siegwart Received: date / Accepted: date Abstract muFly EU project started in 2006 with the idea to build an autonomous micro

  16. From the Editor Knife Features of Key Gamma

    E-print Network

    West, Stuart

    Feature From the Editor Knife Features of Key Gamma Mental Health and Diet Can We Fight Depression? The Treatment of Psychiatric Illness Psychological Treatment General Measures or Simple Psychotherapy Simple Notes The Causes of Psychiatric Illness The Types of Psychiatric Illness The Psychoneuroses Anxiety

  17. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sex-Averaged Recombination

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    Keinan, Alon

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sex-Averaged Recombination and Mutation Rates on the X Chromosome: A Comment) among SNPs from the HapMap data on the X chromosome and the auto- somes to estimate the female than expected. A larger than expected effective population size on the X chromosome could be due

  18. LETTERS TO THE EDITORS 869 Vitamin A and retinoids

    E-print Network

    LETTERS TO THE EDITORS 869 Vitamin A and retinoids The term `vitamin A' was defined (IUNS Committee the biological activity of all-trans retinol. The term `provitamin A' for the carotenoids giving rise to vitamin A is retained. Chemically, vitamin A belongs to the `retinoids', defined (IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission

  19. Demo: html5 structure Simple Text/Web Editor

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    Stowell, Michael

    Demo: html5 structure Simple Text/Web Editor · TextEdit ­make plain text (osx) · Notepad++ (windows Workflow (nomadic version) · Set up/verify web folder on local hard drive · Set up FTP (file transfer protocol) client · Download web files (html, css, jpg, gif, png) from server to local folder · Open

  20. A Journal of Brain Function Editors-in-Chief

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    Jonides, John

    Robert Turner London, UK John Watson Camperdown,Australia Roger Woods Los Angeles, USA Keith J. Worsley#12;A Journal of Brain Function Editors-in-Chief Arthur W. Toga Richard S. J. Frackowiak John CBonhoeffer Munich, Germany Marie-Francoise Chesselet Philadelphia, USA Lawrence B. Cohen New Haven, USA Luder Deecke

  1. From the Editors fraud and identity theft. As a result,

    E-print Network

    Schneider, Fred B.

    From the Editors fraud and identity theft. As a result, we're getting nowhere. Today's tech- nology fraud, a criminal ob- tains information about a victim and uses this information to impersonate fiscally irresponsible actions to the victim. Time is money, so dealing with identity fraud and identity

  2. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Mostowski, Wojciech

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Systematic Development of JAVA CARD Applets the development process independent of the JAVA CARD platform, and to enable applets to be verified formally by the KeY system. First we analyse the current situation of JAVA CARD ap- plet development, then we present

  3. COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR The Inhibition of Escherichia coli lac

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    Relue, Patricia

    COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR The Inhibition of Escherichia coli lac Operon Gene Expression to quantitatively describe the inhibition of the Escherichia coli lac operon gene expression by triplex 70: 467­472, 2000 Keywords: genetically structured model; Escherichia coli lac operon; gene

  4. Machine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Szepesvari, Csaba

    learning. More specifically, we consider the batch (off-line, non-interactive) reinforcement learning), but it also happens in other cases. That the learning sys- tem cannot interact with the environment makesMachine Learning manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Model Selection in Reinforcement

  5. By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor

    E-print Network

    By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Decision day for fusion project ITER - NUCLEAR FUSION PROJECT The project is estimated to cost $5bn over the next 10 years It will produce The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) is the boldest nuclear initiative since the Manhattan

  6. 5February 2005 IEEE Control Systems Magazine from the EDITOR

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    Bernstein, Dennis S.

    such as "control freak," "mind con- trol," and "crowd control" often have negative connotations. Further con5February 2005 IEEE Control Systems Magazine from the EDITOR Beyond the Dark Side Exploitation Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration in Science and Philosophy, by G. Murchie s control professionals

  7. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Hudson, Hugh

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Global Properties of Solar Flares Hugh S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 4.3 Large-scale motions and a myth . . . . . . . . . . . 19 5 Conclusions This article broadly reviews our knowledge of solar flares. There is a particular focus on their global

  8. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Yanai, Keiji

    -category food dataset with the ground-truth bounding boxes when we used HOG and color patchesNoname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Real-time Food Recognition System on a Smartphone Yoshiyuki Kawano · Keiji Yanai Received: date / Accepted: date Abstract We propose a mobile food

  9. Virtual Reality manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Beckhaus, Steffi

    Virtual Reality manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) The Design Space of Dynamic Environments have become a key component of many fields and the critical component of Virtual Reality, Steffi Beckhaus 1 Introduction Statements like "in Virtual Reality anything is possible" and "the

  10. COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Increased Resistance to Oxysterol Cytotoxicity in

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Increased Resistance to Oxysterol Cytotoxicity in Fibroblasts and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas ABSTRACT: 7-Ketocholesterol (7KC) is a cytotoxic oxy the sensitivity to lysosomal membrane permeabilization. We assayed the potential to mitigate 7KC cytotoxicity

  11. Telecommunication Systems manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    positions of users. The system optimizer is based on a novel genetic algorithm, which is resistantTelecommunication Systems manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Mobility-aware Power Network (MBSFN) within LTE systems is a feature that allows synchronous broadcasting of common data among

  12. Developing and Presenting Auditory Demonstrations: Two Sound Editor Programs

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    Firment, Michael J.

    2006-01-01

    Experiencing examples of auditory phenomena can clarify textbook and lecture explanations. The addition of visual displays to auditory demonstrations can make them more understandable. Two sound editor programs, Audacity[R] and Adobe Audition Pro 2.0[R], provide excellent capabilities for the display and authoring of auditory demonstrations.…

  13. Climate Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Dufresne, Jean-Louis

    Climate Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) On the interpretation of inter-model spread in CMIP5 climate sensitivity1 estimates2 Jessica Vial · Jean-Louis Dufresne · Sandrine Bony3 4 Received: date / Accepted: date5 Abstract This study diagnoses the climate sensitivity, radiative forcing

  14. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Ouwehand, Peter

    textbook construction is presented here. 1 Introduction In [3], Gerard Debreu stated conditionsNoname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A Simple Proof of Debreu's Gap Lemma P Africa (e-mail: peter@maths.uct.ac.za) Abstract Debreu's Gap Lemma is central to the proof of his

  15. Most Business Editors Find Journalism Graduates Still Unprepared

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    Pardue, Mary Jane

    2014-01-01

    In 2002, a study was published in "Newspaper Research Journal" that explored the preparedness of graduating journalism students to cover business news. In 2012, a follow-up survey of business editors at the nation's daily newspapers was done to see whether progress had been made in the training of journalism students for the…

  16. COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Production of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-

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    COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Production of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate- co-3-Hydroxyhexanoate) by High be obtained in flask culture. By applying the optimally designed nutrient feeding strategy, cell dry weight, P carbon sources, are reported. We also report detailed strategies for the efficient production of P(3HB

  17. Algorithmica manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Kabanets, Valentine

    used by Jansen and Santhanam because the notion of weak uniformity Ruiwen Chen School of ComputingAlgorithmica manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Lower Bounds against Weakly-Uniform be inserted later Abstract An ongoing line of research has shown super-polynomial lower bounds for uniform

  18. Letter to the editor Ecosystem services: Classification for valuation

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    Vermont, University of

    Letter to the editor Ecosystem services: Classification for valuation A R T I C L E I N F O Article in ecosystem services typologies, especially for eco- nomic valuation purposes. As Wallace points out, clearly valuation in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania (www.valuingthearc.org). 1. Classifications: fit

  19. Letters to the Editor CONSANGUINITY AND HETEROGENEITY: CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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    Botstein, David

    Letters to the Editor CONSANGUINITY AND HETEROGENEITY: CYSTIC FIBROSIS NEED NOT BE HOMOGENEOUS, ET AL.: Incidence in Italy, genetic heterogeneity, and segregation analysis of cystic fibrosis. Am J Hum Genet 37:338-349, 1985 2. Tsui LC, BUCHWALD M, BARKER D, ET AL.: Cystic fibrosis locus defined

  20. Ocean Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    Ocean Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Freshwater transport in the coupled1 ocean-atmosphere system: a passive ocean2 D. Ferreira · J. Marshall3 4 Received: date / Accepted: date5 Abstract Conservation of water demands that meridional ocean and atmo-6 sphere freshwater transports (FWT

  1. Digitizing Historical Plague TO THE EDITOR Outbreaks of bubonic

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    Esper, Jan

    Digitizing Historical Plague TO THE EDITOR­ Outbreaks of bubonic plague initiated by the flea Plague' in 541 AD [1]. The second European pandemic, the `Black Death' rapidly killed around half]. Socio-polit- ical influences have often compounded the complexity of plague ecology, likely increasing

  2. NEUROLOGICAL REVIEW SECTION EDITOR: DAVID E. PLEASURE, MD

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    Chatterjee, Anjan

    in our environment for perception and action. The ability to orient to salient visual stimuliNEUROLOGICAL REVIEW SECTION EDITOR: DAVID E. PLEASURE, MD Visuospatial Attention in Children and to parse the visual world begins to emerge in the first few months of life and continues to evolve through

  3. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Odobez, Jean-Marc

    -oculography to the more flexible video-oculogra- phy, i.e., gaze tracking relying on video input (Hansen and Ji, 2010Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Gaze Estimation in the 3D Space Using RGB / Accepted: date Abstract We address the problem of 3D gaze estima- tion within a 3D environment from remote

  4. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Lu, Jianguo

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Estimating Deep Web Data Source Size the size of a deep web data source that is accessible by queries only. Since most deep web data sources. The results show that our method has small bias and standard deviation. Keywords Deep web, estimators, capture

  5. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Reece, Steven

    across the disaster space. Hence, rescue missions may need to be re-planned as new information comes in disaster response settings in the real-world. We then run a number of trials of our planning agent and comNoname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Human-Agent Collaboration for Disaster

  6. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Liu, Yong

    media streaming services. Several P2P streaming systems have been deployed to provide on- demand or liveNoname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A Survey on Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming. Traditional client- server based video streaming solutions incur expensive band- width provision cost

  7. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Zhuang, Weihua

    be higher than that of a direct link, as the effectiveness of cooperation depends on many factors, includingNoname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Opportunistic cooperation in wireless ad hoc Compared with conventional direct transmissions, the cooperative trans- missions are not always beneficial

  8. Ring news 2 Ring AGM; Letter to the Editor

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    BA students in Cambridge's history.A single Part II course was announced late in the academic yearRing news 2 Ring AGM; Letter to the Editor Who's who 4 Hall of Fame news 5 The Cambridge Phenomenon.camring.ucam.org Issue XXVII -- May 2011-- £20THE JOURNAL OF THE CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER LAB RING #12;2 ©The Cambridge

  9. Climate Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Ortega, Pablo

    Climate Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Variability of the Atlantic in several climate simulations with the ECHO-G atmosphere-ocean gen- eral circulation model (AOGCM to future climate change conditions is addressed in the context of both its past evolution and its natural

  10. Letter to the Editor Rutherford, the Curies, and Radon

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    Brenner, David Jonathan

    Letter to the Editor Rutherford, the Curies, and Radon Received 3 January 2000; accepted emanations decreased. Based on these observations Rutherford concluded that ``the emanation ...acts like of about one minute.''6 In modern terminology, Rutherford and Owens had discovered radon in the form

  11. EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief

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    Nielsch, Kornelius

    2012-01-01

    On 1 January 2012 I will be assuming the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal Semiconductor Science and Technology (SST). I am flattered by the confidence expressed in my ability to carry out this challenging job and I will try hard to justify this confidence. The previous Editor-in-Chief, Laurens Molenkamp, University of Würzburg, Germany, has worked tirelessly for the last ten years and has done an excellent job for the journal. Everyone at the journal is profoundly grateful for his leadership and for his achievements In 2012 several new members will join the Editorial Board: Professor Deli Wang (University of California, San Diego) with considerable expertise in semiconductor nanowires, Professor Saskia Fischer (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) with a background in semiconductor quantum devices, and Professor Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) with extensive experience in plasma processing of thin films and gate oxides. In particular, I want to express my gratitude to Professor Israel Bar-Joseph (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and Professor Maria Tamargo (The City College of New York, USA), who will leave next year and who have vigorously served the Editorial Board for years. The journal has recently introduced a fast-track option for manuscripts. This option is a high-quality, high-profile outlet for new and important research across all areas of semiconductor research. Authors can expect to receive referee reports in less than 20 days from submission. Once accepted, you can expect the articles to be online within two or three weeks from acceptance and to be published in print in less than a month. Furthermore, all fast-track communications published in 2011 will be free to read for ten years. More detailed information on fast-track publication can be found on the following webpage: http://iopscience.iop.org/0268-1242/page/Fast track communications It is encouraging to see that since the journal introduced pre-review, with the aim to raise the quality of our content, three years later the number of published articles has remained stable at around 220 per year, whilst the number of downloads and citations to the journal has grown. In 2011, three topical issues have been published, on: (Nano)characterization of semiconductor materials and structures (Guest Editor: Alberta Bonanni, University of Linz, Austria) Flexible OLEDs and organic electronics (Guest Editors: Jang-Joo Kim, Min-Koo Han, Cambridge University, UK, and Yong-Young Noh, Seoul National University, Korea) From heterostructures to nanostructures: an 80th birthday tribute to Zhores Alferov (Guest Editor: Dieter Bimberg, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) For the coming years, I will strongly support that the number of published topical issues will continue on the same level or slightly rise. SST has planned the publication of the following topical issues for 2012: Non-polar and semipolar nitride semiconductors (Guest Editors: Jung Han, Yale University, USA, and Michael Kneissl, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) Topological insulators (Guest Editors: Alberto Morpurgo, Université de Genève, Switzerland and Björn Trauzettel, Universität Basel, Switzerland) Atomic layer deposition (Guest Editor: Marek Godlewski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) 50th Anniversary of the laser diode (Guest Editors: Mike Adams, Univeristy of Essex, UK and Stephane Calvez, University of Strathclyde, UK) In addition to the traditional topics of SST, I as Editor-in-chief, strongly support and welcome the submission of manuscripts on organic semiconductors, topological insulators, semiconductor nanostructures for photovoltaic, solid-state lighting and energy harvesting, IC application beyond Moore's law and fundamental works on semiconductors based on abundant materials. I am extremely optimistic about the future of SST. I believe that we will raise the standards of acceptance while maintaining the short time from submission to first decision. I am confident that we will continue to improve the quality of the papers pu

  12. Summary of the geology of the San Luis Basin, Colorado-New Mexico with emphasis on the geothermal potential for the Monte Vista Graben. Special Publication 17

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    Burroughs, R.L.

    1981-01-01

    The known geologic data of the San Luis Basin are reviewed and related to an understanding of the hydrogeothermal potential of the Alamosa-Monte Vista area. The physiographic setting of the region, the structural framework of the basin, and its influence on the stratigraphic makeup of the rock sequence, which in turn control the occurrence of potential deep water reservoirs, are reviewed. It is suggested that the San Luis Basin was well-developed by Miocene time, and that although the basin was modified by Neogene faulting, it is essentially a late Laramide event having been produced during the Paleogene. Attention is also given to high heat flow along the Rio Grande Rift and to the geothermal gradient of the San Luis Basin. The confined aquifer is then considered in respect to its hydrogeology, water quality, and as to the legal aspects of the system. (LEW)

  13. Tracing groundwater recharge in the San Luis Valley, Colorado: Groundwater contamination susceptibility in an agricultural watershed

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    Patel, Tanya; Hindshaw, Ruth; Singer, Michael

    2015-04-01

    Water is a vital resource in any agricultural watershed, yet in the arid western United States farming practices threaten the quality and availability of groundwater. This is a pressing concern in the San Luis Valley, southern Colorado, where agriculture comprises 30% of the local economy, and employs over half the valley population. Although 54 % of the water used for irrigation is surface water, farmers do not usually apply this water directly to their fields. Instead, the water is often diverted into pits which recharge the aquifer, and the water is subsequently pumped during the following irrigation season. The Rio Grande Water Conservation District recognises that recharge to the unconfined aquifer has been outpaced by commercial irrigation for at least four decades, resulting in a decline in groundwater levels. Recycled irrigation water, and leakage from unlined canals now represent the greatest recharge contribution to the unconfined aquifer in this region. This makes the shallow groundwater particularly susceptible to agricultural contamination. The purpose of this study is to assess groundwater contamination in the unconfined and upper confined aquifers of the San Luis Valley, which are the most susceptible to contamination due to their close proximity to the surface. Although concentrations of potentially harmful contaminants from agricultural runoff are regularly monitored, the large spatial and temporal fluctuations in values make it difficult to determine long-term trends. We have analysed ?18O, ?2H and major-ion chemistry of 57 groundwater, stream and precipitation samples, collected in June 2014, and interpreted them alongside regional stream flow data and groundwater levels. This will allow us to study the seasonality and locality of groundwater recharge to provide greater insight into the watershed's potential for pollution. A groundwater vulnerability assessment was performed using the model DRASTIC (Depth to water, Recharge, Aquifer media, Soil media, Topography, Influence of the vadose zone and hydraulic Conductivity). Each variable is assigned a weighting and rating, which provides a quantitative assessment of an area's pollution potential. Using this method of investigation, the groundwater vulnerability map produced classifies 5% of the area as having low pollution potential, 34% as having moderate pollution potential, and 61% as having high pollution potential. The groundwater vulnerability map may be used to predict the variation in agricultural contaminant concentrations in the unconfined aquifer. Major ion analyses revealed that nitrate concentrations are highly variable, varying between 0.435 and 949?M/L, and exceed the EPA maximum contaminant level at four sites. The spatial variability in nitrate concentrations, as well as sulphate and phosphate concentrations, is much greater than the differences predicted by the model. This suggests that this variability is not a result of differences in the hydrogeology between sites, but instead may be related to individual farm practices or a result of point sources such as animal waste, septic tanks and sewage release. Understanding the impact of commercial irrigation on groundwater quality and availability is vital for developing effective strategies to stabilise groundwater levels, and protect the farmers and local population that rely on this water.

  14. Arsenic and cadmium exposure in children living near a smelter complex in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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    Diaz-Barriga, F.; Santos, M.A.; Mejia, J.J.; Batres, L.; Yanez, L.; Carrizales, L.; Vera, E.; del Razo, L.M.; Cebrian, M.E. )

    1993-08-01

    The main purpose of this study was to assess environmental contamination by arsenic and cadmium in a smelter community (San Luis Potosi City, Mexico) and its possible contribution to an increased body burden of these elements in children. Arsenic and cadmium were found in the environment (air, soil, and household dust, and tap water) as well as in the urine and hair from children. The study was undertaken in three zones: Morales, an urban area close to the smelter complex; Graciano, an urban area 7 km away from the complex; and Mexquitic, a small rural town 25 km away. The environmental study showed that Morales is the most contaminated of the zones studied. The range of arsenic levels in soil (117-1396 ppm), dust (515-2625 ppm), and air (0.13-1.45 micrograms/m3) in the exposed area (Morales) was higher than those in the control areas. Cadmium concentrations were also higher in Morales. Estimates of the arsenic ingestion rate in Morales (1.0-19.8 micrograms/kg/day) were equal to or higher than the reference dose of 1 microgram/kg/day calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The range of arsenic levels in urine (69-594 micrograms/g creatinine) and hair (1.4-57.3 micrograms/g) and that of cadmium in hair (0.25-3.5 micrograms/g) indicated that environmental exposure has resulted in an increased body burden of these elements in children, suggesting that children living in Morales are at high risk of suffering adverse health effects if exposure continues.

  15. Selenium volatilization in vegetated agricultural drainage sediment from the San Luis Drain, Central California.

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    Bañuelos, G S; Lin, Z-Q; Arroyo, I; Terry, N

    2005-09-01

    The presence of large amounts of Se-laden agricultural drainage sediment in the San Luis Drain, Central California, poses a serious toxic threat to wildlife in the surrounding environment. Effective management of the drainage sediment becomes a practical challenge because the sediment is polluted with high levels of Se, B, and salts. This two-year field study was conducted to identify the best plant species that are salt and B tolerant and that have a superior ability of volatilizing Se from drainage sediment. The drainage sediment was mixed with clean soil, and vegetated with salado alfalfa (Medicago sativa 'salado'), salado grass (Sporobulus airoides 'salado'), saltgrass-turf (Distichlis spp. 'NYPA Turf'), saltgrass-forage (Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene), cordgrass (Spartina patens 'Flageo'), Leucaenia (Leucaena leucocephola), elephant grass (Pennistum purpureum), or wild type-Brassica (Brassica spp.). Results show that elephant grass produced the greatest amount of biomass and accumulated highest concentrations of B. Highest concentrations of Se, S, and Cl were observed in wild-type Brassica. Biogenic volatilization of Se by plants and soil microbes was greater in summer. Among the treatments, the mean daily rates of Se volatilization (microg Se m(-2)d(-1)) were wild-type Brassica (39) > saltgrass-turf (31) > cordgrass (27) > saltgrass forage (24) > elephant grass (22) > salado grass (21) > leucaenia (19) > salado alfalfa (14) > irrigated bare soil (11) > non-irrigated bare soil (6). Overall, rates of Se volatilization in drainage sediment were relatively low due to high levels of sulfate. To manage Se in drainage sediment by phytoremediation, the biological volatilization process needs to be enhanced substantially under field conditions. PMID:16018890

  16. An energy systems view of sustainability: emergy evaluation of the San Luis Basin, Colorado.

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    Campbell, Daniel E; Garmestani, Ahjond S

    2012-03-01

    Energy Systems Theory (EST) provides a framework for understanding and interpreting sustainability. EST implies that "what is sustainable" for a system at any given level of organization is determined by the cycles of change originating in the next larger system and within the system of concern. The pulsing paradigm explains the ubiquitous cycles of change that apparently govern ecosystems, rather than succession to a steady state that is then sustainable. Therefore, to make robust decisions among environmental policies and alternatives, decision-makers need to know where their system resides in the cycles of change that govern it. This theory was examined by performing an emergy evaluation of the sustainability of a regional system, the San Luis Basin (SLB), CO. By 1980, the SLB contained a climax stage agricultural system with well-developed crop and livestock production along with food and animal waste processing. The SLB is also a hinterland in that it exports raw materials and primary products (exploitation stage) to more developed areas. Emergy indices calculated for the SLB from 1995 to 2005 revealed changes in the relative sustainability of the system over this time. The sustainability of the region as indicated by the renewable emergy used as a percent of total use declined 4%, whereas, the renewable carrying capacity declined 6% over this time. The Emergy Sustainability Index (ESI) showed the largest decline (27%) in the sustainability of the region. The total emergy used by the SLB, a measure of system well-being, was fairly stable (CV = 0.05). In 1997, using renewable emergy alone, the SLB could support 50.7% of its population at the current standard of living, while under similar conditions the U.S. could support only 4.8% of its population. In contrast to other indices of sustainability, a new index, the Emergy Sustainable Use Index (ESUI), which considers the benefits gained by the larger system compared to the potential for local environmental damage, increased 34% over the period. PMID:22115513

  17. Laser ultrasonic inspection system (LUIS) at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center

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    Fiedler, C.; Ducharme, T.; Kwan, J.

    1996-12-31

    The usage of composite parts for critical applications on Air Force aircraft increases significantly with each new aircraft design. These composite parts are susceptible to delaminations, disbonds, and impact damage. As part of its mission to validate the integrity of aging composite aircraft, the Sacramento Air Logistics Center needs to be able to rapidly, economically, and accurately inspect a wide range of composite aircraft parts. Laser based ultrasound (LBU) inspection systems can rapidly inspect composite parts because they use laser beams which can be rapidly scanned because they do not need to be incident normal to the surface. One short pulse of laser light (120 ns) is used to generate an ultrasonic pulse, which always propagates normal to the surface where it is generated. A second, much longer pulse of laser light, and an interferometer are used to detect ultrasonic echoes which are reflected by internal flaws. Both of these laser beams can be rapidly scanned across the surface of the part, which enables LBU inspections to be as much as ten times faster than conventional inspections. In addition, LBU inspections do not require the complex scan plans or expensive fixturing that squirter systems require. Because of these advantages, and because of its composite workload, the Sacramento Air Logistics Center (SM-ALC/TIMSN) has procured the Laser Ultrasonic Inspection System (LUIS) for inspecting composite parts. Since this is the first known LBU inspection system to be installed in a production environment for scanning a production workload, the capabilities of this system will be described in detail.

  18. Green Net Regional Product for the San Luis Basin, Colorado: an economic measure of regional sustainability.

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    Heberling, Matthew T; Templeton, Joshua J; Wu, Shanshan

    2012-11-30

    This paper presents the data sources and methodology used to estimate Green Net Regional Product (GNRP), a green accounting approach, for the San Luis Basin (SLB). We measured the movement away from sustainability by examining the change in GNRP over time. Any attempt at green accounting requires both economic and natural capital data. However, limited data for the Basin requires a number of simplifying assumptions and requires transforming economic data at the national, state, and county levels to the level of the SLB. Given the contribution of agribusiness to the SLB, we included the depletion of both groundwater and soil as components in the depreciation of natural capital. We also captured the effect of the consumption of energy on climate change for future generations through carbon dioxide (CO(2)) emissions. In order to estimate the depreciation of natural capital, the shadow price of water for agriculture, the economic damages from soil erosion due to wind, and the social cost of carbon emissions were obtained from the literature and applied to the SLB using benefit transfer. We used Colorado's total factor productivity for agriculture to estimate the value of time (i.e., to include the effects of exogenous technological progress). We aggregated the economic data and the depreciation of natural capital for the SLB from 1980 to 2005. The results suggest that GNRP had a slight upward trend through most of this time period, despite temporary negative trends, the longest of which occurred during the period 1985-86 to 1987-88. However, given the upward trend in GNRP and the possibility of business cycles causing the temporary declines, there is no definitive evidence of moving away from sustainability. PMID:22483369

  19. Late Miocene-Pleistocene evolution of a Rio Grande rift subbasin, Sunshine Valley-Costilla Plain, San Luis Basin, New Mexico and Colorado

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    Ruleman, C.A.; Thompson, R.A.; Shroba, R.R.; Anderson, M.; Drenth, B.J.; Rotzien, J.; Lyon, J.

    2013-01-01

    The Sunshine Valley–Costilla Plain, a structural subbasin of the greater San Luis Basin of the northern Rio Grande rift, is bounded to the north and south by the San Luis Hills and the Red River fault zone, respectively. Surficial mapping, neotectonic investigations, geochronology, and geophysics demonstrate that the structural, volcanic, and geomorphic evolution of the basin involves the intermingling of climatic cycles and spatially and temporally varying tectonic activity of the Rio Grande rift system. Tectonic activity has transferred between range-bounding and intrabasin faults creating relict landforms of higher tectonic-activity rates along the mountain-piedmont junction. Pliocene–Pleistocene average long-term slip rates along the southern Sangre de Cristo fault zone range between 0.1 and 0.2 mm/year with late Pleistocene slip rates approximately half (0.06 mm/year) of the longer Quaternary slip rate. During the late Pleistocene, climatic influences have been dominant over tectonic influences on mountain-front geomorphic processes. Geomorphic evidence suggests that this once-closed subbasin was integrated into the Rio Grande prior to the integration of the once-closed northern San Luis Basin, north of the San Luis Hills, Colorado; however, deep canyon incision, north of the Red River and south of the San Luis Hills, initiated relatively coeval to the integration of the northern San Luis Basin. Long-term projections of slip rates applied to a 1.6 km basin depth defined from geophysical modeling suggests that rifting initiated within this subbasin between 20 and 10 Ma. Geologic mapping and geophysical interpretations reveal a complex network of northwest-, northeast-, and north-south–trending faults. Northwest- and northeast-trending faults show dual polarity and are crosscut by north-south– trending faults. This structural model possibly provides an analog for how some intracontinental rift structures evolve through time.

  20. EDITORIAL: New Editor-in-Chief for Nanotechnology New Editor-in-Chief for Nanotechnology

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    Couzin, Nina

    2009-01-01

    Nanotechnology is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Reed, Yale University, as the new Editor-in-Chief from January 2009. Mark Reed holds the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University. He has made significant contributions in the areas of quantum dots, electronic transport in nanoscale and mesoscopic systems, artificially structured materials and devices, and molecular electronics. Professor Reed has been associated with the journal as an Editorial Board member for a number of years and we are delighted that he has agreed to take on the scientific leadership of the journal in its 20th year. We also take the opportunity to thank Professor Mark Welland, Cambridge University, for his work as Editor-in-Chief since 2001, and for presiding over the re-launch and remarkable growth of the journal since then. Nanotechnology is unique in that it was the first peer-reviewed journal in the area of nanoscience, the first issue appearing in 1990. Since then it has established a distinguished publication record and has become a leading journal covering all aspects of nanoscale science and technology, as well as specializing in in-depth, comprehensive articles not seen in letter format journals. Published weekly and featuring subject sections, the journal is truly multidisciplinary in nature and is an excellent medium to quickly deliver your research results to readers worldwide. Nanotechnology is proud to be offering some of the fastest publication times around (less than three months on average from receipt to online publication). We offer free online access to all published papers for 30 days, ensuring that anyone with access to the internet will be able to read your paper. We were also the first journal to give our authors the opportunity to communicate their research to a wider audience through nanotechweb.org and other IOP websites. See the journal's homepage at www.iop.org/Journals/nano for more details. We are looking forward to further development of the journal as a forum for high-quality international research at the forefront of nanoscale science and technology under the scientific leadership of Professor Mark Reed and the eminent Editorial Board. This, together with the innovative publishing practises offered by IOP Publishing, will re-affirm the journal as the premier publication in the area, and indispensable reading for you and your colleagues in the years to come.

  1. [Book Title], Edited by [Editor's Name]. ISBN 0-471-XXXXX-X Copyright 2000 Wiley[Imprint], Inc.

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    [Book Title], Edited by [Editor's Name]. ISBN 0-471-XXXXX-X Copyright © 2000 Wiley[Imprint], Inc at the high cost nodes and higher prices at the low cost nodes. #12;Wiley STM / Editor: Book Title, Chapter

  2. LETTER TO THE EDITOR A UV-crosslinkable interaction

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    Valadkhan, Saba

    +, 1997), and support the view that group II self- splicing and nuclear pre-mRNA splicing involve relatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR A UV-crosslinkable interaction in human U6 snRNA JING-SONG SUN, SABA VALADKHAN University, New York, New York 10027, USA ABSTRACT U6 snRNA is the most conserved of all the snRNAs involved

  3. Reference Accuracy: Authors', Reviewers', Editors', and Publishers' Contributions

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    2014-01-01

    Scientific authors are responsible for the accuracy of their writings and references to others' works. However, relying on authors is not enough when it comes to processing their manuscripts. Joint efforts of authors, peer reviewers, editors, and publishers throughout the publishing process may prevent most reference errors. This article analyzes essential aspects of bibliographic management and focuses on the importance of validating references by all stakeholders of scholarly publishing. PMID:25469055

  4. Initial vegetation species and senescience/stress indicator mapping in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using imaging spectrometer data

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    Clark, Roger N.; King, Trude V. V.; Ager, Cathy; Swayze, Gregg A.

    1995-01-01

    We analyzed AVIRIS data obtained over agricultural areas in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. The data were acquired on September 3, 1993. A combined method of radiative transfer modeling and ground calibration site reflectance was used to correct the flight data to surface reflectance. This method, called Radiative Transfer Ground Calibration, or RTGC, corrects for variable water vapor in the atmosphere and produces spectra free of artifacts with spectral channel to channel noise approaching the signal to noise of the raw data. The calibration site soil samples were obtained on the day of the overflight and measured on our laboratory spectrometer. The site was near the center of the AVIRIS scene and the spectra of the soil is spectrally bland, especially in the region of the chlorophyll absorption in the visible portion of the spectrum. The center of the scene is located at approximately 106 deg 03' longitude, 37 deg 23' latitude, and the scene covers about 92 square kilometers. This scene is one of 28 in the area for a general project to study the Summitville abandoned mine site, located in the mountains west of the San Luis Valley, and its effects on the surrounding environment.

  5. Authors, editors, and the signs, symptoms and causes of plagiarism

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    Shashok, Karen

    2011-01-01

    Plagiarism and inadequate citing appear to have reached epidemic proportions in research publication. This article discusses how plagiarism is defined and suggests some possible causes for the increase in the plagiarism disease. Most editors do not have much tolerance for text re-use with inadequate citation regardless of reasons why words are copied from other sources without correct attribution. However, there is now some awareness that re-use of words in research articles to improve the writing or “the English” (which has become a common practice) should be distinguished from intentional deceit for the purpose of stealing other authors’ ideas (which appears to remain a very rare practice). Although it has become almost as easy for editors to detect duplicate text as it is for authors to re-use text from other sources, editors often fail to consider the reasons why researchers resort to this strategy, and tend to consider any text duplication as a symptom of serious misconduct. As a result, some authors may be stigmatized unfairly by being labeled as plagiarists. The article concludes with practical advice for researchers on how to improve their writing and citing skills and thus avoid accusations of plagiarism. PMID:21957412

  6. A perspective on computer documentation: System developer vs. technical editor

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    Carnes, E.T.; Truett, L.F.

    1995-12-31

    Between the computer-knowledgeable {open_quotes}techie{close_quotes} and the technical writer is a chasm created by differences in knowledge bases and skills. Although this gap is widened by misunderstandings and misconceptions of system development roles, it is bridged by mutual need and dual appreciation. Often the editor/writer is {open_quotes}behind{close_quotes} from beginning to end. The writer normally joins the team after the programmers are well into system development and do not want to {open_quotes}waste time{close_quotes} discussing fundamentals. The writer is usually excluded from technical discussions because it is assumed that he/she would not understand anyway. Later in the system development cycle, the writer has no time to polish the documentation before a new version of the software is issued which implies that the documentation must be revised. Nevertheless, the editor/writer`s product is critical for the end-user`s appreciation of the software, a fact which promotes unity to complete the comprehensive package of software and documentation. This paper explores the planks in the bridge that spans the chasm between developers and their fundamental PR agents, the technical editors/writers. This paper defines approaches (e.g., The Circling Theory) and techniques (Bold Thrust!) employed for effective communication -- between software developer and technical writer as well as between the software and the end-user.

  7. CMS Configuration Editor: GUI based application for user analysis job

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    de Cosa, A.

    2011-12-01

    We present the user interface and the software architecture of the Configuration Editor for the CMS experiment. The analysis workflow is organized in a modular way integrated within the CMS framework that organizes in a flexible way user analysis code. The Python scripting language is adopted to define the job configuration that drives the analysis workflow. It could be a challenging task for users, especially for newcomers, to develop analysis jobs managing the configuration of many required modules. For this reason a graphical tool has been conceived in order to edit and inspect configuration files. A set of common analysis tools defined in the CMS Physics Analysis Toolkit (PAT) can be steered and configured using the Config Editor. A user-defined analysis workflow can be produced starting from a standard configuration file, applying and configuring PAT tools according to the specific user requirements. CMS users can adopt this tool, the Config Editor, to create their analysis visualizing in real time which are the effects of their actions. They can visualize the structure of their configuration, look at the modules included in the workflow, inspect the dependences existing among the modules and check the data flow. They can visualize at which values parameters are set and change them according to what is required by their analysis task. The integration of common tools in the GUI needed to adopt an object-oriented structure in the Python definition of the PAT tools and the definition of a layer of abstraction from which all PAT tools inherit.

  8. InSAR imaging of seasonal groundwater change in the San Luis Valley, Colorado

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    Reeves, J.; Knight, R. J.; Zebker, H. A.; Schreuder, W.

    2011-12-01

    The San Luis Valley (SLV) is an 8000 km2 region in southern Colorado that is home to a thriving agricultural economy. The valley is currently in a period of extreme drought, with county and state regulators facing the challenge of developing appropriate management policies for both surface water and ground water supplies. Legislation passed in 2004 requires that hydraulic head levels within the confined aquifer system stay within the range experienced in the years 1978 - 2000. While some measurements of hydraulic head exist, greater spatial and temporal sampling would be very valuable in understanding the behavior of the confined aquifer system. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data provide spatially dense maps of deformation of Earth's surface, with one pixel representing the deformation of a 50 m by 50 m area on the ground. This deformation can be related to hydraulic head change in the confined aquifer system. The ability to map these changes, over time, in the SLV will provide critical information about the groundwater system. In this study we used data from the European Space Agency's ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites, which have 31 acquisitions archived from 1992 - 2001. We applied small baseline subset (SBAS) analysis to create a time series of deformation for all pixels with high data quality. We find that the seasonal deformation measured by InSAR mimics hydraulic head measurements made in the confined aquifer system. We also find that the deformation occurring in the confined aquifer system is primarily elastic and recoverable in nature. At many well locations there are gaps in the hydraulic head record during the period relevant for the 2004 legislation. We find that high quality InSAR data exist during those time periods and can be used to fill historical gaps in hydraulic head data. We have processed the deformation time series for 2500 km2 of area on the ground at a spatial resolution of ~ 50 m. We find it useful to visualize the deformation over such a large area throughout time using an animation depicting the time series deformation patterns. InSAR can be used in this way, as a qualitative tool to see how the extent of groundwater pumping and/or the compressibility of sediments vary throughout the valley. The animation also allows us to identify InSAR acquisitions that show strong atmospheric signals, which were not removed during SBAS analysis.

  9. Martin Stutzmann: Editor, Teacher, Scientist and Friend

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    Cardona, Manuel

    2005-03-01

    On 2 January 1995 Martin Stutzmann became Editor-in-Chief of physica status solidi, replacing Professor E. Gutsche, who had led the journal through the stormy period involving the fall of the Iron Curtain, the unification of Germany and the change in its Eastern part, where physica status solidi was based, from socialism as found in the real world (a German concept) to real world capitalism. In 1995 it was thought that the process had been completed (we should have known better!) and after the retirement of Prof. Gutsche the new owners of physica status solidi (Wiley-VCH) decided that a change in scientific management was desirable to adapt to the new socio-political facts and to insure the scientific continuity of the journal.Martin had moved in 1993 from my department at the Max-Planck-Institute to Munich where he soon displayed a tremendous amount of science man- agement ability during the build-up of the Walter Schottky Institute. The search for a successor as Edi- tor-in-Chief was not easy: the job was not very glamorous after the upheavals which had taken place in the editorial world following the political changes. Somebody in the Editorial Boards must have suggested Martin Stutzmann. I am sure that there was opposition: one usually looks for a well-established person ready to leave his direct involvement in science and take up a new endeavor of a more administrative nature. Nevertheless, the powers that be soon realized that Martin was an excellent, if somewhat unconventional candidate who had enough energy to remain a topnotch scientist and to lead the journal in the difficult times ahead: he was offered the job. In the negotiations that followed, he insisted in getting the administrative structures that would allow him to improve the battered quality of the journal and to continue his scientific productivity. Today we are happy to see that he succeeded in both endeavors. The journal has since grown in size and considerably improved its quality.Martin Stutzmann's scientific output has continued and today he can be found listed among the 400 most cited physicists worldwide. According to the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) he has published nearly 400 articles in source journals; they have been cited over 4600 times. His scientific visibility has been partly responsible for the success of the journal under his leadership. When he took over in 1995 the Impact Factors of physica status solidi (a) and (b) were about 0.5. Now they oscillate around 1.0. The journals occupy places 30 (a) and 29 (b) among the 57 condensed matter publications listed in the ISI. Six years ago these places were 34 (a) and 30 (b). The journal is even better placed with respect to the so-called cited half-life which is 8.2 years for pss (a) (place 16 among 57) and 6.7 years for pss (b) (place 20 among 57). Martin, of course, has contributed with his original publications to the success of the journal, having published 36 articles in pss (a) and 32 in pss (b).I would like to some of the editorial decisions implemented under Martin's leadership. They have been largely responsible for the quantitative improvements just described. Martin introduced international standards of peer review, usually involving two anonymous referees: The increase of the rejection rate from ca. 20% to 60% followed. He discontinued the Short Notes, which had become nearly irrelevant, and replaced them, in 1997 by Rapid Research Notes (today Rapid Research Letters) with especially strict reviewing rules and a rather attractive layout. Martin's participation in many international conferences and their organization gave him a handle to acquire the publication of conference proceedings. Organizing committees usually prefer publication in international journals rather than special books because of their guaranteed future availability in libraries and the partaking in the reviewing procedure. The journal became increasingly popular along these lines, a fact which moved Martin to launch in 2002 part (c) of the journal, devoted mainly, but not exclusively, to conferenc

  10. Martin Stutzmann: Editor, Teacher, Scientist and Friend

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    Cardona, Manuel

    2005-02-01

    On 2 January 1995 Martin Stutzmann became Editor-in-Chief of physica status solidi, replacing Professor E. Gutsche, who had led the journal through the stormy period involving the fall of the Iron Curtain, the unification of Germany and the change in its Eastern part, where physica status solidi was based, from socialism as found in the real world (a German concept) to real world capitalism. In 1995 it was thought that the process had been completed (we should have known better!) and after the retirement of Prof. Gutsche the new owners of physica status solidi (Wiley-VCH) decided that a change in scientific management was desirable to adapt to the new socio-political facts and to insure the scientific continuity of the journal.Martin had moved in 1993 from my department at the Max-Planck-Institute to Munich where he soon displayed a tremendous amount of science man- agement ability during the build-up of the Walter Schottky Institute. The search for a successor as Edi- tor-in-Chief was not easy: the job was not very glamorous after the upheavals which had taken place in the editorial world following the political changes. Somebody in the Editorial Boards must have suggested Martin Stutzmann. I am sure that there was opposition: one usually looks for a well-established person ready to leave his direct involvement in science and take up a new endeavor of a more administrative nature. Nevertheless, the powers that be soon realized that Martin was an excellent, if somewhat unconventional candidate who had enough energy to remain a topnotch scientist and to lead the journal in the difficult times ahead: he was offered the job. In the negotiations that followed, he insisted in getting the administrative structures that would allow him to improve the battered quality of the journal and to continue his scientific productivity. Today we are happy to see that he succeeded in both endeavors. The journal has since grown in size and considerably improved its quality.Martin Stutzmann's scientific output has continued and today he can be found listed among the 400 most cited physicists worldwide. According to the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) he has published nearly 400 articles in source journals; they have been cited over 4600 times. His scientific visibility has been partly responsible for the success of the journal under his leadership. When he took over in 1995 the Impact Factors of physica status solidi (a) and (b) were about 0.5. Now they oscillate around 1.0. The journals occupy places 30 (a) and 29 (b) among the 57 condensed matter publications listed in the ISI. Six years ago these places were 34 (a) and 30 (b). The journal is even better placed with respect to the so-called cited half-life which is 8.2 years for pss (a) (place 16 among 57) and 6.7 years for pss (b) (place 20 among 57). Martin, of course, has contributed with his original publications to the success of the journal, having published 36 articles in pss (a) and 32 in pss (b).I would like to some of the editorial decisions implemented under Martin's leadership. They have been largely responsible for the quantitative improvements just described.Martin introduced international standards of peer review, usually involving two anonymous referees: The increase of the rejection rate from ca. 20% to 60% followed.He discontinued the Short Notes, which had become nearly irrelevant, and replaced them, in 1997 by Rapid Research Notes (today Rapid Research Letters) with especially strict reviewing rules and a rather attractive layout.Martin's participation in many international conferences and their organization gave him a handle to acquire the publication of conference proceedings. Organizing committees usually prefer publication in international journals rather than special books because of their guaranteed future availability in libraries and the partaking in the reviewing procedure. The journal became increasingly popular along

  11. A New Destination for "The Flying Bus"?: The Implications of Orlando-Rican Migration for Luis Rafael Sanchez's "La guagua aerea"

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    Barreneche, Gabriel Ignacio; Lombardi, Jane; Ramos-Flores, Hector

    2012-01-01

    Puerto Rican author Luis Rafael Sanchez's "La guagua aerea" explores the duality, hybridity, and fluidity of US-Puerto Rican identity through the frequent travel of migrants between New York City (the traditional destination city for Puerto Rican migrants) and the island. In recent years, however, the "flying bus" has adopted a new number one…

  12. Many-body electronic structure and Kondo properties of cobalt-porphyrin molecules. Luis G. G. V. Dias da Silva,1, 2,

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    Tennessee, University of

    of cobalt-porphyrin molecules. Luis G. G. V. Dias da Silva,1, 2, Murilo L. Tiago,1, Sergio E. Ulloa,3 of cobalt-porphyrin compounds adsorbed on a Cu(111) surface. We find the Kondo temperature to be highly

  13. Followup Study of Transfer Students from C.O.S. to California State University, Fresno, & California Poly-Technic State University, San Luis Obispo, Fall 1984.

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    Webb, Elaine

    A study was conducted at College of the Sequoias (COS) to assess the academic success of students transferring to California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), and California Poly-Technic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal-Poly). The study focused on the number of units completed at COS, grade point average (GPA) at COS, COS units…

  14. SAND: A Fault-Tolerant Streaming Architecture for Network Traffic Analytics Qin Liu, John C.S. Lui, Cheng He, Lujia Pan, Wei Fan, Yunlong Shi

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    Lui, John C.S.

    SAND: A Fault-Tolerant Streaming Architecture for Network Traffic Analytics Qin Liu, John C.S. Lui is essential for network analytics. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of SAND, a fault-tolerant distributed stream processing system for network analytics. SAND is designed to operate under high

  15. Zeolite-b grown epitaxially on SSZ-31 nanofibers Sankar Nair,a Luis A. Villaescusa,b Miguel A. Camblor*b and Michael Tsapatsis*a

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    Nair, Sankar

    Zeolite-b grown epitaxially on SSZ-31 nanofibers Sankar Nair,a Luis A. Villaescusa,b Miguel A and characterization of an epitaxial growth of zeolite b on SSZ-31 nanofibers is described, and a structural model of the interface between the two zeolites is pro- posed. Zeolite crystals in the form of nanofibers have several

  16. A Meta-Analysis of Face Recognition Covariates Yui Man Lui, David Bolme, Bruce A. Draper, J. Ross Beveridge, Geoff Givens, P. Jonathon Phillips

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    Beveridge, Ross

    A Meta-Analysis of Face Recognition Covariates Yui Man Lui, David Bolme, Bruce A. Draper, J. Ross that affect performance of face recognition algorithms. Our review of the literature found six covariates for which multiple studies reported effects on face recognition performance. These are: age of the person

  17. The Effectiveness of GlOSS for the Text Database Discovery Problem Luis Gravano \\Lambda H'ector Garc'iaMolina y Anthony Tomasic z

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    Gravano, Luis

    each word in the database's vocabulary. For example, a Computer Science Library could reportThe Effectiveness of GlOSS for the Text Database Discovery Problem Luis Gravano \\Lambda H'ector Garc'ia­Molina y Anthony Tomasic z Abstract The popularity of on­line document databases has led

  18. Photoinduced Electron and Proton Transfer in the Hydrogen-Bonded Pyridine-Pyrrole Luis Manuel Frutos,*,, Andreas Markmann, Andrzej L. Sobolewski, and

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    Markmann, Andreas

    Photoinduced Electron and Proton Transfer in the Hydrogen-Bonded Pyridine-Pyrrole System Luis analysis of the mechanism of photoinduced electron and proton transfer in the planar pyrrole electron and proton transfer providing to the system photostability against UV radiation by restoring

  19. Directors: Peter C. Caldwell (History) and Christian J. Emden (Classical and European Studies) Core Faculty: Dominic Boyer (Anthropology), Gwen Bradford (Philosophy), Steven G. Crowell (Philosophy), Luis

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    Mellor-Crummey, John

    Faculty: Dominic Boyer (Anthropology), Gwen Bradford (Philosophy), Steven G. Crowell (Philosophy), Luis (Philosophy), George Sher (Philosophy), Harvey Yunis (Classical and European Studies) For any questions Democracy and Political Theory in Ancient Greece PHIL 201 History of Philosophy I PHIL 202 History

  20. EDITORIAL: Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

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    Hauptmann, Peter

    2012-01-01

    I started in 2002 as Editor-in-Chief of a well established journal—MST (Measurement Science and Technology). It was a time when modern means of communication offered new opportunities for the scientific community—for all scientists and engineers whether at universities, in industry or at other institutions—to access better quality information in a shorter time. This development helped us to be more efficient in our daily scientific work and to anticipate new trends faster than before. A flood of information was created by different search engines. A few online journals or journals published in emerging countries with a similar profile to MST appeared on the market. MST had to provide new answers in response to these developments. In 2002 I postulated two requirements to the journal. Firstly, the publisher has to be up to date. My impression over the years has been that IOPP is excellently organized. That has made it easier for the board members and all our reviewers to concentrate on the scientific aspects of our input to the journal. During all my visits to Bristol or my contacts with the IOPP staff I always met very professional and enthusiastic staff members. They have not only supported and encouraged the ideas and initiatives of the Editorial Board members, but they have also worked hard on establishing one of the most effective journal operations in the field of measurement science and technology. Many authors are well aware of this. Thus I am able to declare that the first requirement for a successful journal has been met. Secondly, the scientific level has to be high and the journal should attract readers from all over the world. This task was the responsibility of the Editorial Board members and of myself. Our strategy was on the one hand to ensure continuity in MST but on the other hand to be open to new trends and developments. Examples of these new aspects of the journal are fields like micro- and nanometrology, measurement techniques for biological, medical and life science applications or sensors and sensing systems. Selected papers or special features in recent issues of MST attest to this development [1-3]. In parallel with these new fields, board members have always kept their eye on the other journal topics. Many papers published in MST have been downloaded very often and highly cited. This shows the acceptance and reputation of MST. Thanks to the activity of all board members over the last ten years MST has published a number of excellent review articles. This has strengthened the prestige of MST. A new series of articles was introduced under the banner of 'Perspectives' in 2008. They highlight milestones in a selected field and indicate some future challenges from the point of view of the author [4]. In summary, it can be stated that MST is on a good path. This was created thanks to the activity of all members of the Editorial Board. In recent years we have enlarged this board with well known scientists from universities and industry from all over the world. This will ensure a continuously positive development of MST. As outgoing Editor-in-Chief, I can say that I have found my task fascinating and I have enjoyed it very much. I have learned a lot in this time because I have come into close contact with a large number of scientists from a vast spectrum of technical areas and parts of our world. My special gratitude is dedicated to all the Editorial Board members of the last ten years and especially to Sharon D'Souza from IOPP. Furthermore, I would like to pass on to my successor, Professor David Birch from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, my best wishes for an enjoyable and successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief! References [1] Tanaka M, Baba T and Postek M T 2011 Nanometrology Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 020101 [2] Potyrailo R A et al 2011 RFID sensors as the common sensing platform for single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 082001 [3] Fritze H 2011 High-temperature bulk acoustic wave sensors Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 012002 [4] Birch D J S 2011 Fluorescence detections and di

  1. Letter to the editor of TAAP, in response to letter from Anders et al.

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    To the Editor, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology: We would like to address the letter to the editor submitted by Anders et al. regarding the substantive issues raised regarding our paper "Evaluation of two different metabolic hypotheses for dichloromethane toxicity using physi...

  2. Magazine Article Placement: How Editors, Regular Contributors, and Novice Writers Rate Query Letters.

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    Jolliffe, Lee

    About 350,000 freelance magazine articles were purchased by magazine editors last year from the 22,000 freelancers and 225,000 would-be freelancers in the United States. A study examined the factors editors judge most important in selecting freelance magazine article proposals, using factor analysis and qualitative examination of persuasive…

  3. An H-Anim Compliant Avatar Editor for NVEs Christos Bouras

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    HANIME An H-Anim Compliant Avatar Editor for NVEs Christos Bouras Research Academic Computer, VRML, X3D. Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of a visual H-Anim avatar editor. Although H-Anim is a very promising standard for interchangeable avatars and avatar's animation, the lack of an effective

  4. Citrus: A Language and Toolkit for Simplifying the Creation of Structured Editors for Code and Data

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    Myers, Brad A.

    Citrus: A Language and Toolkit for Simplifying the Creation of Structured Editors for Code and Data tools to simplify the creation of the editors themselves. This paper presents Citrus, a new programming language and user interface toolkit designed for this purpose. Citrus offers language-level support

  5. "Clones," Codes, and Conflicts of Interest in Cartooning: Cartoonists and Editors Look at Ethics.

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    Riffe, Daniel; And Others

    A study examined differences between political cartoonists and op-ed page editors on both traditional ethical issues (such as conflicts of interest) and the special, style-related concerns of editorial cartoonists. Hypotheses proposed were that editors and cartoonists (1) would condemn "cloning" or copying, reflecting an ethical principle…

  6. Proxac: an editor for program transformation Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

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    of the theory that comes with the programming language at hand. Each transformation preserves the programJAN 183 -0 Proxac: an editor for program transformation Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut This note is an introduction to an editor oriented to the production of programs and proofs. 1 Introduction and overview

  7. Debunking the Mutilated Boy: A Study of Newspaper Editors and an Inflammatory Rumor.

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    Brown, Lee

    A study examined how newspaper editors resolve issues relating to rumors--that is whether to cover stories which may turn out to be false. The "mutilated boy" rumor was chosen for its antiquity and endurance, its powerful theme, and its ability to create intense anxiety in a community. Thirty-three of the 86 editors who responded to the…

  8. The natural home for authors, editors and societies Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC

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    | Washington DC ! ! Colette Hoeben SAGE Publications colette.hoeben@sagepub.co.uk #12;The natural home for authors, editors and societies Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC #12;The natural home for authors, editors and societies Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC #12

  9. Dr. Bruce Squires witnessed vast changes during tenure as CMAJ editor

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    Sullivan, Patrick

    1996-01-01

    Dr. Bruce Squires retired in September after spending 10 years as editor of CMAJ. During his tenure the editor's responsibilities expanded greatly because of the CMA's foray into the publishing of medical books and additional journals and other publications. In this article, people who have worked with Squires reflect on his term with CMAJ. Imagesp570-a

  10. The Galactic Journal of Reputably Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Banach, Richard

    by the editor) Hybrid Event-B Landing Gear System -- Nominal Regime -- Level 00 Richard Banach Received: by the Almighty / Accepted: in good faith PROJECT LandingGearSystem Level 00 MACHINE Level 00 Pilot Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Hybrid Event-B Landing Gear System

  11. Handbook of Satisfiability Editors A. Biere, M. Heule, H. van Maaren, and T. Walsh

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    Kautz, Henry

    Handbook of Satisfiability Editors A. Biere, M. Heule, H. van Maaren, and T. Walsh IOS Press, 2008 c 2008 Editors A. Biere, M. Heule, H. van Maaren, and T. Walsh. All rights reserved. 1 Chapter 6Allester [1994], Gu [1992], Gu et al. [1997], Heule and van Maaren [2006], Heule et al. [2004], Hirsch

  12. View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy

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    Pallis, George

    View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis · gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy 70 Published by the IEEE Computer editor for this new cloud comput- ing department. This is a topic that's gaining considerable research in academia to industry leaders who implement innovative cloud services. Cloud Computing: Current Status

  13. Leader and Editor Views of Role of Press in Community Development.

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    Donohue, G. A.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Concludes that leaders and editors in communities in a more pluralistic region are more likely to perceive greater impact of nonlocal government and business agencies on local development projects than are leaders and editors of communities in less pluralistic regions. (FL)

  14. Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief, Ronald Stambaugh Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief, Ronald Stambaugh

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    Stambaugh, Ronald

    2012-04-01

    I am very pleased to join the outstanding leadership team for the journal Nuclear Fusion as Scientific Editor. The journal's high position in the field of fusion energy research derives in no small measure from the efforts of the IAEA team in Vienna, the production and marketing of IOP Publishing, the Board of Editors led by its chairman Mitsuru Kikuchi, the Associate Editor for Inertial Confinement Max Tabak and the outgoing Scientific Editor, Paul Thomas. During Paul's five year tenure submissions have grown by over 40%. The usage of the electronic journal has grown year by year with about 300 000 full text downloads of Nuclear Fusion articles in 2011, an impressive figure due in part to the launch of the full 50 year archive. High quality has been maintained while times for peer review and publishing have been reduced and the journal achieved some of the highest impact factors ever (as high as 4.27). The journal has contributed greatly to building the international scientific basis for fusion. I was privileged to serve from 2003 to 2010 as chairman of the Coordinating Committee for the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) which published in Nuclear Fusion the first ITER Physics Basis (1999) and its later update (2007). The scientific basis that has been developed to date for fusion has led to the construction of major facilities to demonstrate the production of power-plant relevant levels of fusion reactions. We look forward to the journal continuing to play a key role in the international effort toward fusion energy as these exciting major facilities and the various approaches to fusion continue to be developed. It is clear that Nuclear Fusion maintains its position in the field because of the perceived high quality of the submissions, the refereeing and the editorial processes, and the availability and utility of the online journal. The creation of the Nuclear Fusion Prize, led by the Board of Editors chairman Mitsuru Kikuchi, for the most outstanding paper published in the journal each year has furthered the submission and recognition of papers of the highest quality. The accomplishments of the journal's team over the last five years will be a tough act to follow but I look forward to working with this competent and dedicated group to continue the journal's high standards and ensure that Nuclear Fusion remains the journal of choice for authors and readers alike.

  15. Forecasting Selenium Discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary: Ecological Effects of A Proposed San Luis Drain Extension

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    Presser, Theresa S.; Luoma, Samuel N.

    2006-01-01

    Selenium discharges to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) could change significantly if federal and state agencies (1) approve an extension of the San Luis Drain to convey agricultural drainage from the western San Joaquin Valley to the North Bay (Suisun Bay, Carquinez Strait, and San Pablo Bay); (2) allow changes in flow patterns of the lower San Joaquin River and Bay-Delta while using an existing portion of the San Luis Drain to convey agricultural drainage to a tributary of the San Joaquin River; or (3) revise selenium criteria for the protection of aquatic life or issue criteria for the protection of wildlife. Understanding the biotransfer of selenium is essential to evaluating effects of selenium on Bay-Delta ecosystems. Confusion about selenium threats to fish and wildlife stem from (1) monitoring programs that do not address specific protocols necessary for an element that bioaccumulates; and (2) failure to consider the full complexity of the processes that result in selenium toxicity. Past studies show that predators are more at risk from selenium contamination than their prey, making it difficult to use traditional methods to predict risk from environmental concentrations alone. This report presents an approach to conceptualize and model the fate and effects of selenium under various load scenarios from the San Joaquin Valley. For each potential load, progressive forecasts show resulting (1) water-column concentration; (2) speciation; (3) transformation to particulate form; (4) particulate concentration; (5) bioaccumulation by invertebrates; (6) trophic transfer to predators; and (7) effects on those predators. Enough is known to establish a first-order understanding of relevant conditions, biological response, and ecological risks should selenium be discharged directly into the North Bay through a conveyance such as a proposed extension of the San Luis Drain. The approach presented here, the Bay-Delta selenium model, determines the mass, fate, and effects of selenium released to the Bay-Delta through use of (1) historical land-use, drainage, alluvial-fill, and runoff databases; (2) existing knowledge concerning biogeochemical reactions and physiological parameters of selenium (e.g., speciation, partitioning between dissolved and particulate forms, and bivalve assimilation efficiency); and (3) site-specific data mainly from 1986 to 1996 for clams and bottom-feeding fish and birds. Selenium load scenarios consider effluents from North Bay oil refineries and discharges of agricultural drainage from the San Joaquin Valley to enable calculation of (a) a composite freshwater endmember selenium concentration at the head of the estuary; and (b) a selenium concentration at a selected seawater location (Carquinez Strait) as a foundation for modeling. Analysis of selenium effects also takes into account the mode of conveyance for agricultural drainage (i.e., the San Luis Drain or San Joaquin River); and flows of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River on a seasonal or monthly basis. Load scenarios for San Joaquin Valley mirror predictions made since 1955 of a worsening salt (and by inference, selenium) build-up exacerbated by an arid climate and massive irrigation. The reservoir of selenium in the San Joaquin Valley is sufficient to provide loading at an annual rate of approximately 42,500 pounds of selenium to a Bay-Delta disposal point for 63 to 304 years at the lower range of projections presented here, even if influx of selenium from the California Coast Ranges could be curtailed. Disposal of wastewaters on an annual basis outside of the San Joaquin Valley may slow the degradation of valley resources, but drainage alone cannot alleviate the salt and selenium build-up in the San Joaquin Valley, at least within a century. Load scenarios also show the different proportions of selenium loading to the Bay-Delta. Oil refinery loads from 1986 to 1992 ranged from 8.5 to 20 pounds of selenium per day;

  16. Spring stopover food resources and land use patterns of Rocky Mountain population Sandhill Carnes in the San Luis Valley, Colorado

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    Laubhan, M.K.; Gammonley, J.H.

    2001-01-01

    Virtually the entire Rocky Mountain population (RMP) of greater sandhill cranes uses the San Luis Valley (SLV) of Colorado as a spring stopover area. RMP cranes in the SLV depend on unharvested grain provided on Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, and on waste grain in privately owned fields. In recent years, however, fall tillage and irrigation of grain fields has become increasingly widespread in the SLV. These changes in farming practices have resulted in an unmeasured reduction in waste grain availability for RMP cranes during spring and have prompted concern over whether current or projected foods are adequate to meet spring demands of the target population size of 18,000-20,000 RMP cranesa?|

  17. Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Habitat Assessment in theSan Luis National Wildlife Refuge

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    Quinn, Nigel W.T.; Hanlon, Jeremy S.; Burns, Josephine R.; Stromayer, Karl A.K.; Jordan, Brandon M.; Ennis, Mike J.; Woolington,Dennis W.

    2005-08-28

    The project report describes a two year experiment to control wetland drainage to the San Joaquin River of California from the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge using a decision support system for real-time water quality management. This system required the installation and operation of one inlet and three drainage flow and water quality monitoring stations which allowed a simple mass balance model to be developed of the seasonally managed wetlands in the study area. Remote sensing methods were developed to document long-term trends in wetland moist soil vegetation and soil salinity in response to management options such as delaying the initiation of seasonal wetland drainage. These environmental management tools provide wetland managers with some of the tools necessary to improve salinity conditions in the San Joaquin River and improve compliance with State mandated salinity objectives without inflicting long-term harm on the wild fowl habitat resource.

  18. Using UML as Front-end for Heterogeneous Software Code Generation Strategies Lisane B. Brisolara, Marcio F.S. Oliveira, Ricardo Redin, Luis C. Lamb, Luigi Carro, Flavio Wagner

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    Wagner, Flávio Rech

    , Marcio F.S. Oliveira, Ricardo Redin, Luis C. Lamb, Luigi Carro, Flavio Wagner {lisane, mfsoliveira, rmredin, lamb, carro, flavio}@inf.ufrgs.br Institute of Informatics­ Federal University of Rio Grande do

  19. Provenance of the late Proterozoic to early Cambrian metaclastic sediments of the Sierra de San Luis (Eastern Sierras Pampeanas) and Cordillera Oriental, Argentina

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    Drobe, Malte; López de Luchi, Mónica G.; Steenken, André; Frei, Robert; Naumann, Rudolf; Siegesmund, Siegfried; Wemmer, Klaus

    2009-10-01

    Provenance studies have been performed utilising major and trace elements, Nd systematics, whole rock Pb-Pb isotopes and zircon U/Pb SHRIMP data on metasedimentary rocks of the Sierra de San Luis (Nogolí Metamorphic Complex, Pringles Metamorphic Complex, Conlara Metamorphic Complex and San Luis Formation) and the Puncoviscana Formation of the Cordillera Oriental. The goal was the characterisation of the different domains in the study area and to give insights to the location of the source rocks. An active continental margin setting with typical composition of the upper continental crust is depicted for all the complexes using major and trace elements. The Pringles Metamorphic Complex shows indications for crustal recycling, pointing to a bimodal provenance. Major volcanic input has to be rejected due to Th/Sc, Y/Ni and Cr/V ratios for all units. The ?Nd (540 Ma) data is lower for the San Luis Formation and higher for the Conlara Metamorphic Complex, as compared to the other units, in which a good consistency is given. This is similar to the TDM ages, where the metapsammitic samples of the San Luis Formation are slightly older. The spread of data is largest for the Pringles Metamorphic Complex, again implying two different sources. The whole rock 207Pb/ 206Pb isotopic data lies in between the South American and African sources, excluding Laurentian provenances. The whole rock Pb-Pb data is almost indistinguishable in the different investigated domains. Only the PMC shows slightly elevated 208Pb/ 204Pb values. Possible source rocks for the different domains could be the Quebrada Choja in the Central Arequipa-Antofalla domain, the Southern domain of the Arequipa-Antofalla basement, the Brazilian shield or southern Africa. Zircon SHRIMP data point to a connection between the Puncoviscana Formation and the Conlara Metamorphic Complex. Two maxima around 600 Ma and around 1000 Ma have been determined. The Nogolí Metamorphic Complex and the Pringles Metamorphic Complex show one peak of detrital zircons around 550 Ma, and only a few grains are older than 700 Ma. The detrital zircon ages for the San Luis Formation show age ranges between 590 and 550 Ma. A common basin can be assumed for the Conlara Metamorphic Complex and the Puncoviscana Formation, but the available data support different sources for the rest of the Complexes of the Sierra de San Luis. These share the diminished importance or the lack of the Grenvillian detrital peak, a common feature for the late Cambrian-early Ordovician basins of the Eastern Sierras Pampeanas, in contrast to the Sierras de Córdoba, the PVF and the Conlara Metamorphic Complex.

  20. Training the unseasoned technical writer-editor: From the trainee's perspective

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    Gibbs, B.R.

    1991-01-01

    Many unseasoned technical writer-editors who are not adequately trained may become seasoned inadequately trained technical writer-editors. This problem can occur when a trainee is involved in an ineffective training program, but it can be alleviated by the trainer's assessing the unseasoned writer's talents, becoming involved with the trainee's growth in writing and editing skills, and helping him to visualize his potential as a technical writer-editor. Assessment, support, mentoring, and nurturing are important elements in the trainee's growth process and in any good training or internship program. 1 ref.

  1. THE NEW ONLINE METADATA EDITOR FOR GENERATING STRUCTURED METADATA

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    Devarakonda, Ranjeet; Shrestha, Biva; Palanisamy, Giri; Hook, Leslie A; Killeffer, Terri S; Boden, Thomas A; Cook, Robert B; Zolly, Lisa; Hutchison, Viv; Frame, Mike; Cialella, Alice; Lazer, Kathy

    2014-01-01

    Nobody is better suited to describe data than the scientist who created it. This description about a data is called Metadata. In general terms, Metadata represents the who, what, when, where, why and how of the dataset [1]. eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is the preferred output format for metadata, as it makes it portable and, more importantly, suitable for system discoverability. The newly developed ORNL Metadata Editor (OME) is a Web-based tool that allows users to create and maintain XML files containing key information, or metadata, about the research. Metadata include information about the specific projects, parameters, time periods, and locations associated with the data. Such information helps put the research findings in context. In addition, the metadata produced using OME will allow other researchers to find these data via Metadata clearinghouses like Mercury [2][4]. OME is part of ORNL s Mercury software fleet [2][3]. It was jointly developed to support projects funded by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). OME s architecture provides a customizable interface to support project-specific requirements. Using this new architecture, the ORNL team developed OME instances for USGS s Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries (CSAS&L), DOE s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, and the international Surface Ocean Carbon Dioxide ATlas (SOCAT). Researchers simply use the ORNL Metadata Editor to enter relevant metadata into a Web-based form. From the information on the form, the Metadata Editor can create an XML file on the server that the editor is installed or to the user s personal computer. Researchers can also use the ORNL Metadata Editor to modify existing XML metadata files. As an example, an NGEE Arctic scientist use OME to register their datasets to the NGEE data archive and allows the NGEE archive to publish these datasets via a data search portal (http://ngee.ornl.gov/data). These highly descriptive metadata created using OME allows the Archive to enable advanced data search options using keyword, geo-spatial, temporal and ontology filters. Similarly, ARM OME allows scientists or principal investigators (PIs) to submit their data products to the ARM data archive. How would OME help Big Data Centers like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC)? The ORNL DAAC is one of NASA s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers managed by the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project. The ORNL DAAC archives data produced by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program. The DAAC provides data and information relevant to biogeochemical dynamics, ecological data, and environmental processes, critical for understanding the dynamics relating to the biological, geological, and chemical components of the Earth's environment. Typically data produced, archived and analyzed is at a scale of multiple petabytes, which makes the discoverability of the data very challenging. Without proper metadata associated with the data, it is difficult to find the data you are looking for and equally difficult to use and understand the data. OME will allow data centers like the NGEE and ORNL DAAC to produce meaningful, high quality, standards-based, descriptive information about their data products in-turn helping with the data discoverability and interoperability. Useful Links: USGS OME: http://mercury.ornl.gov/OME/ NGEE OME: http://ngee-arctic.ornl.gov/ngeemetadata/ ARM OME: http://archive2.ornl.gov/armome/ Contact: Ranjeet Devarakonda (devarakondar@ornl.gov) References: [1] Federal Geographic Data Committee. Content standard for digital geospatial metadata. Federal Geographic Data Committee, 1998. [2] Devarakonda, Ranjeet, et al. "Mercury: reusable metadata management, data discovery and access system." Earth Science Informatics 3.1-2 (2010): 87-94. [

  2. A Generic Metadata Editor Supporting System Using Drupal CMS

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    Pan, J.; Banks, N. G.; Leggott, M.

    2011-12-01

    Metadata handling is a key factor in preserving and reusing scientific data. In recent years, standardized structural metadata has become widely used in Geoscience communities. However, there exist many different standards in Geosciences, such as the current version of the Federal Geographic Data Committee's Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC CSDGM), the Ecological Markup Language (EML), the Geography Markup Language (GML), and the emerging ISO 19115 and related standards. In addition, there are many different subsets within the Geoscience subdomain such as the Biological Profile of the FGDC (CSDGM), or for geopolitical regions, such as the European Profile or the North American Profile in the ISO standards. It is therefore desirable to have a software foundation to support metadata creation and editing for multiple standards and profiles, without re-inventing the wheels. We have developed a software module as a generic, flexible software system to do just that: to facilitate the support for multiple metadata standards and profiles. The software consists of a set of modules for the Drupal Content Management System (CMS), with minimal inter-dependencies to other Drupal modules. There are two steps in using the system's metadata functions. First, an administrator can use the system to design a user form, based on an XML schema and its instances. The form definition is named and stored in the Drupal database as a XML blob content. Second, users in an editor role can then use the persisted XML definition to render an actual metadata entry form, for creating or editing a metadata record. Behind the scenes, the form definition XML is transformed into a PHP array, which is then rendered via Drupal Form API. When the form is submitted the posted values are used to modify a metadata record. Drupal hooks can be used to perform custom processing on metadata record before and after submission. It is trivial to store the metadata record as an actual XML file or in a storage/archive system. We are working on adding many features to help editor users, such as auto completion, pre-populating of forms, partial saving, as well as automatic schema validation. In this presentation we will demonstrate a few sample editors, including an FGDC editor and a bare bone editor for ISO 19115/19139. We will also demonstrate the use of templates during the definition phase, with the support of export and import functions. Form pre-population and input validation will also be covered. Theses modules are available as open-source software from the Islandora software foundation, as a component of a larger Drupal-based data archive system. They can be easily installed as stand-alone system, or to be plugged into other existing metadata platforms.

  3. Potential human health risk by 234,238U and 210Po due to consumption of fish from the "Luis L. Leon" reservoir (Northern Mexico)

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    Luna-Porres, M. Y.; Rodríguez-Villa, M. A.; Herrera-Peraza, E.; Cabral-Lares, M.; Renteria-Villalobos, M.; Montero-Cabrera, M. E.

    2014-07-01

    The Conchos River is one of the most important in northern Mexico and the main surface waterway in the arid state of Chihuahua. The Luis L. Leon dam produces the Luis L. Leon Reservoir, which is the last major reservoir before the Conchos River enters the Rio Grande at the Texas-Chihuahua border. Activity concentrations (AC) of 234,238U and 210Po in fillet and liver of three stocked fish species (Lepomis cyanellus, Cyprinus carpio and Ictalurus furcatus), as well as in water from the Luis L. Leon reservoir were determined. 238U and 234U ACs in fillet samples showed values of 0.007-0.014 and 0.01-0.02 Bq kg-1 wet weight (ww), respectively. Liver samples for Lepomis cyanellus, Cyprinus carpio and Ictalurus furcatus species, present 210Po AC of 1.16-3.26 0.70-1.13 and 0.93-1.37 Bq?kg-1 ww. The elemental Bioaccumulation Factor (BAF) for fish tissues respect to their concentrations in water was determined. Lepomis cyanellus species showed the highest BAF for total uranium in fillet, with value 1.5. The annual effective dose for uranium in adults by fish consumption in this work ranged from 4.46×10-3 to 3.68×10-2 ?Sv?year-1. The difference in concentrations of uranium in fillet among the studied species is likely primarily due to their differences in diet and habitat.

  4. {open_quotes}Black Gold{close_quotes} leads to new structural interpretation, Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains/Northeast San Luis Basin

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    Watkins, T.A.; Belcher, J.S.; Gries, R.

    1995-06-01

    In the course of exploring for gold along the east margin of the Rio Grande Rift (northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains and northeastern San Luis Basin) live Cretaceous oil was discovered in fractured Precambrian gneiss in 25 of 42 shallow drill holes. Geologic mapping located two outcrops of Mesozoic sediments along the west flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Mancos Shale, Dakota Group and Morrison Formation sediments were identified from 17 drill holes. These are the first known occurrences of Mesozoic sediments in the area. Previous investigations had concluded that the Mesozoic section eroded from the San Luis uplift during the Laramide. Surface and subsurface geologic data was integrated with gravity, magnetic and seismic surveys for a new structural interpretation. The San Luis Basin is separated from the mountains by an intermediate block and the main basin-bounding fault is three miles west-southwest of the mountain front. A major low-angle, normal fault or detachment fault is related to Miocene rifting. A thick section of Mesozoic sediments are interpreted to be present in the hanging wall of this low angle fault. Buried and thermally matured in a Laramide intermountane basin, these sediments are likely the source of the present day oil found in Precambrian rocks.

  5. 1975. Reproduction in bivalve molluscs under environ-mental stress. In F. J. Vernberg (editor), Physiological

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    marine mussels, Mytilus edulis and Mytilus californianus. Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. California, Berkeley, 119 p. Temperature. In O. Kinne (editor), Marine ecol- ogy, Vol. I, p. 321-616. John Wiley and Sons, N.Y. SEED, R

  6. Letter to the Editor Microwave assisted exfoliation and reduction of graphite

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    Letter to the Editor Microwave assisted exfoliation and reduction of graphite oxide yet versatile method to simultaneously achieve the exfoliation and reduction of graphite oxide. By treating graphite oxide powders in a commercial microwave oven, reduced graphite oxide materials could

  7. About HealthDay | Email Editors | Email Sales June 22, 2007

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    About HealthDay | Email Editors | Email Sales June 22, 2007 Related Stories Wireless System Tracks enfermedades digestivas en Washingotn D. C. Actualmente, las pruebas de reflujo gastrointestinal se hacen

  8. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Richard, Gaël

    Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A multi-modal to download and use for any research and development purposes. Keywords Dance · multimodal data · multiview

  9. Sharing semi-heterogeneous single-user editors for real-time group editing 

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    Lu, Jiajun

    2006-08-16

    A new approach is proposed to transparently share familiar single-user editors without modifying their source code. This approach tweaks a classic diff algorithm to derive edit scripts between document states. Concurrent edit scripts are merged...

  10. Science publishing: A day in the life of an APS editor

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    Thomas, Katherine

    2015-03-01

    I will share my experience in working as an editor for a scholarly journal. The talk will include information on my career path, the skills and qualifications needed, and give insight into my day-to-day activities

  11. J. Stat. Phys. manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Timofeyev, Ilya

    J. Stat. Phys. manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) R. Azencott · A. Beri · I. Timofeyev Ecole Normale Superieure, France E-mail: razencot@math.uh.edu A. Beri University of Houston Department

  12. Writing Science Effectively: Biology and English Students in an Author-Editor Relationship.

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    Kokkala, Irene; Gessell, Donna A.

    2003-01-01

    Reports on the design of a collaborative learning community linking students in biology and English courses in author-editor relationships. Delineates the steps of the project and provides sample evaluations for both groups. (Contains 19 references.) (DDR)

  13. Codeco: A Grammar Notation for Controlled Natural Language in Predictive Editors

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    Kuhn, Tobias

    2011-01-01

    Existing grammar frameworks do not work out particularly well for controlled natural languages (CNL), especially if they are to be used in predictive editors. I introduce in this paper a new grammar notation, called Codeco, which is designed specifically for CNLs and predictive editors. Two different parsers have been implemented and a large subset of Attempto Controlled English (ACE) has been represented in Codeco. The results show that Codeco is practical, adequate and efficient.

  14. [Pieter Muntendam, second 'editor-in-chief' of the Dutch Journal of Medicine 1900-1927].

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    van 't Hof, S E

    2007-08-18

    Pieter Muntendam (1867-1927), ophthalmologist, was the second managing editor of the Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde for over 25 years, starting in 1900, alongside the first managing editors, M. Straub, H. Burger and G. van Rijnberk successively. Actually, Muntendam ran the secretariat. He was a modest person who preferred staying in the background; nevertheless, he made a significant and lasting mark on the Journal thanks to his predilection for the use of proper language. PMID:17874644

  15. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

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    1994-01-01

    In the 13 years since it was first published the "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" (the Vancouver style), developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, has been widely accepted by both authors and editors; over 400 journals have stated that they will consider manuscripts that conform to its requirements. This is the fourth edition of the "Uniform requirements." PMID:8287338

  16. Educating science editors: is there a comprehensive strategy?

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    Gasparyan, Armen Yuri; Yessirkepov, Marlen; Gorin, Sergey V; Kitas, George D

    2014-12-01

    The article considers available options to educate science editors in the fast-transforming digital environment. There is no single course or resource that can cover their constantly changing and diversifying educational needs. The involvement in research, writing, and reviewing is important for gaining editing skills, but that is not all. Membership in editorial associations and access to updated scholarly information in the field are mandatory for maintaining editorial credentials. Learned associations offer access to a few widely-recognized periodicals. There are also formal training courses covering issues in science writing and ethical editing, but no high-level evidence data exist to promote any of these. Networking with like-minded specialists within the global and regional editorial associations seems a useful strategy to upgrade editorial skills and resolve problems with the quality control and digitization of scholarly periodicals. PMID:25559840

  17. Improving systems documentation using an online copy editor

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    Kahn, R.L.

    1985-01-01

    For the last three years the author has been using Writers Workbench, a UNIX text-editing tool, to edit computer documentation. In this article the author outlines his experiences using the system, noting both the advantages to explore and pitfalls to avoid in using this tool. Writers Workbench is especially useful for improving a writer's basic skills - punctuation, spelling, and grammar. When used effectively, Writers Workbench can cut down on wordiness and improve the consistency of a manual. It can help in the creation of a table of contents, index, glossary, and bibliography and in checking readability. Furthermore, by creating user-defined dictionaries, authors or editors can customize the tool to fit their purposes and styles. However, Writers Workbench is not good at catching problems relating to organization, focus, and clarity.

  18. From the editor: an interview with Dr. Scott Grundy.

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    Grundy, Scott; Brown, W Virgil

    2014-01-01

    During the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in November 2014, this Editor had the opportunity to interview Dr. Scott Grundy regarding the new recommendations for guideline development that was issued by the International Atherosclerosis Society. (The full document is published in this issue of the journal). In developing this report, Dr. Grundy chaired a panel of international experts who spent 1 year in consideration of new evidence and regional concerns regarding the clinical management of lipoprotein disorders and vascular disease prevention. His experience in developing the Adult Treatment Panel Reports from the National Cholesterol Education Program in the United States and his extensive research in lipoprotein physiology and related disorders makes him unique in offering the expertise for worldwide leadership in this effort. PMID:24528682

  19. Portable EDITOR (PEDITOR): A portable image processing system. [satellite images

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    Angelici, G.; Slye, R.; Ozga, M.; Ritter, P.

    1986-01-01

    The PEDITOR image processing system was created to be readily transferable from one type of computer system to another. While nearly identical in function and operation to its predecessor, EDITOR, PEDITOR employs additional techniques which greatly enhance its portability. These cover system structure and processing. In order to confirm the portability of the software system, two different types of computer systems running greatly differing operating systems were used as target machines. A DEC-20 computer running the TOPS-20 operating system and using a Pascal Compiler was utilized for initial code development. The remaining programmers used a Motorola Corporation 68000-based Forward Technology FT-3000 supermicrocomputer running the UNIX-based XENIX operating system and using the Silicon Valley Software Pascal compiler and the XENIX C compiler for their initial code development.

  20. The X-windows interactive navigation data editor

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    Rinker, G. C.

    1992-01-01

    A new computer program called the X-Windows Interactive Data Editor (XIDE) was developed and demonstrated as a prototype application for editing radio metric data in the orbit-determination process. The program runs on a variety of workstations and employs pull-down menus and graphical displays, which allow users to easily inspect and edit radio metric data in the orbit data files received from the Deep Space Network (DSN). The XIDE program is based on the Open Software Foundation OSF/Motif Graphical User Interface (GUI) and has proven to be an efficient tool for editing radio metric data in the navigation operations environment. It was adopted by the Magellan Navigation Team as their primary data-editing tool. Because the software was designed from the beginning to be portable, the prototype was successfully moved to new workstation environments. It was also itegrated into the design of the next-generation software tool for DSN multimission navigation interactive launch support.

  1. Advanced software development workstation project: Engineering scripting language. Graphical editor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    Software development is widely considered to be a bottleneck in the development of complex systems, both in terms of development and in terms of maintenance of deployed systems. Cost of software development and maintenance can also be very high. One approach to reducing costs and relieving this bottleneck is increasing the reuse of software designs and software components. A method for achieving such reuse is a software parts composition system. Such a system consists of a language for modeling software parts and their interfaces, a catalog of existing parts, an editor for combining parts, and a code generator that takes a specification and generates code for that application in the target language. The Advanced Software Development Workstation is intended to be an expert system shell designed to provide the capabilities of a software part composition system.

  2. EDITORIAL: A word from the new Editor-in-Chief A word from the new Editor-in-Chief

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    Mostowski, Jan

    2011-01-01

    TIn the autumn of 2010 I became the Editor-in Chief of European Journal of Physics (EJP). EJP is a place for teachers, instructors and professors to exchange their views on teaching physics at university level and share their experience. It is general opinion that no good research is possible without connection with good, high-quality teaching, at the university level in particular. Therefore excellence in physics teaching is important to the physics community. European Journal of Physics is proud of its contribution to achieving this goal. As Editor-in-Chief, I will continue to work to this general objective of the journal. We will publish articles on specific topics in physics, stressing originality of presentation and suitability for use in students'laboratories, lectures and physics teaching in general. We will also publish more pedagogical papers presenting the achievements of particular teaching methods. In addition, we will continue to publish special sections on particular areas of physics, as well as the annual special section on physics competitions. European Journal of Physics is in good shape. Due to the work of the previous editors and the publisher, the readership is high and growing steadily, and many excellent papers are being submitted and published. I hope that this positive trend for the journal will continue, and I will do my best to keep to this high standard. A few words about myself. I work in the Institute of Physics in Warsaw, Poland. My main research interests are in theoretical quantum optics and I have published about 80 research papers on this topic. For many years I was involved in teaching physics at university and in high school. I am a co-author of a textbook on physics for high-school students and of a problem book in quantum mechanics. For the last ten years, I have been involved in the International Physics Olympiad and over the last few years I have been a member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Physics.

  3. Community Response to Concentrating Solar Power in the San Luis Valley: October 9, 2008 - March 31, 2010

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    Farhar, B. C.; Hunter, L. M.; Kirkland, T. M.; Tierney, K. J.

    2010-06-01

    This report is about the social acceptance of utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the San Luis Valley, approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado. The research focused on social factors that may facilitate and impede the adoption and implementation of CSP. During the winter of 2008-2009, interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 25 CSP-related stakeholders inside and outside the Valley. Interviews focused on the perceived advantages and disadvantages of siting a hypothetical 100-MW CSP facility in the Valley, the level of community support and opposition to CSP development, and related issues, such as transmission. State policy recommendations based on the findings include developing education programs for Valley residents, integrating Valley decision makers into an energy-water-land group, providing training for Valley decision makers, offering workforce training, evaluating models of taxation, and forming landholder energy associations. In addition, the SLV could become a laboratory for new approaches to CSP facility and transmission siting decision-making. The author recommends that outside stakeholders address community concerns and engage Valley residents in CSP decisions. Engaging the residents in CSP and transmission decisions, the author says, should take parallel significance with the investment in solar technology.

  4. Detection of residual organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in agricultural soil in Rio Verde region of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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    Velasco, Antonio; Hernández, Sergio; Ramírez, Martha; Ortíz, Irmene

    2014-01-01

    Organochlorine pesticides were intensively used in Mexico from 1950 until their ban and restriction in 1991. However, the presence of these compounds is commonly reported in many regions of the country. The aim of the present study was to identify and quantify residual organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in agricultural soil in Rio Verde region, San Luis Potosi state, which has been identified as possibly polluted by pesticides. Composed samples from 24 zones covering an area of approximately 5,440 ha were analyzed. The most frequently found pesticides were p,p'-DDT followed by ,p,p'-DDE, heptachlor, endosulfan and ?-HCH whose frequency rates were 100, 91, 83 and 54%, respectively. The concentration of p,p'-DDT in the crops grown in these soils was in the following order: chili > maize > tomato > alfalfa. The results obtained in this study show that p,p'-DDT values are lower or similar to those found in other agricultural regions of Mexico. Methyl and ethyl parathion were the most frequent organophosphate pesticide detected in 100% and 62.5% of the samples with average concentrations of 25.20 and 47.48 ?g kg(-1), respectively. More research is needed to establish the background levels of pesticides in agricultural soils and their potential ecological and human health effects in this region. PMID:24813984

  5. Plant endemism in the Sierras of Córdoba and San Luis (Argentina): understanding links between phylogeny and regional biogeographical patterns1

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    Chiapella, Jorge O.; Demaio, Pablo H.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract We compiled a checklist with all known endemic plants occurring in the Sierras of Córdoba and San Luis, an isolated mountainous range located in central Argentina. In order to obtain a better understanding of the evolutionary history, relationships and age of the regional flora, we gathered basic information on the biogeographical and floristic affinities of the endemics, and documented the inclusion of each taxon in molecular phylogenies. We listed 89 taxa (including 69 species and 20 infraspecific taxa) belonging to 53 genera and 29 families. The endemics are not distributed evenly, being more abundant in the lower than in the middle and upper vegetation belts. Thirty-two genera (60.3%) have been included in phylogenetic analyses, but only ten (18.8%) included local endemic taxa. A total of 28 endemic taxa of the Sierras CSL have a clear relationship with a widespread species of the same genus, or with one found close to the area. Available phylogenies for some taxa show divergence times between 7.0 – 1.8 Ma; all endemic taxa are most probably neoendemics sensu Stebbins and Major. Our analysis was specifically aimed at a particular geographic area, but the approach of analyzing phylogenetic patterns together with floristic or biogeographical relationships of the endemic taxa of an area, delimited by clear geomorphological features, could reveal evolutionary trends shaping the area. PMID:25878555

  6. Evaluation of the transfer of soil arsenic to maize crops in suburban areas of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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    Rosas-Castor, J M; Guzmán-Mar, J L; Alfaro-Barbosa, J M; Hernández-Ramírez, A; Pérez-Maldonado, I N; Caballero-Quintero, A; Hinojosa-Reyes, L

    2014-11-01

    The presence of arsenic (As) in agricultural food products is a matter of concern because it can cause adverse health effects at low concentrations. Agricultural-product intake constitutes a principal source for As exposure in humans. In this study, the contribution of the chemical-soil parameters in As accumulation and translocation in the maize crop from a mining area of San Luis Potosi was evaluated. The total arsenic concentration and arsenic speciation were determined by HG-AFS and IC-HG-AFS, respectively. The data analysis was conducted by cluster analysis (CA) and principal component analysis (PCA). The soil pH presented a negative correlation with the accumulated As in each maize plant part, and parameters such as iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) presented a higher correlation with the As translocation in maize. Thus, the metabolic stress in maize may induce organic acid exudation leading a higher As bioavailability. A high As inorganic/organic ratio in edible maize plant tissues suggests a substantial risk of poisoning by this metalloid. Careful attention to the chemical changes in the rhizosphere of the agricultural zones that can affect As transfer through the food chain could reduce the As-intoxication risk of maize consumers. PMID:25128885

  7. Residential and commercial space heating and cooling with possible greenhouse operation; Baca Grande development, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report

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    Goering, S.W.; Garing, K.L.; Coury, G.E.; Fritzler, E.A.

    1980-05-01

    A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the potential of multipurpose applications of moderate-temperature geothermal waters in the vicinity of the Baca Grande community development in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The project resource assessment, based on a thorough review of existing data, indicates that a substantial resource likely exists in the Baca Grande region capable of supporting residential and light industrial activity. Engineering designs were developed for geothermal district heating systems for space heating and domestic hot water heating for residences, including a mobile home park, an existing motel, a greenhouse complex, and other small commercial uses such as aquaculture. In addition, a thorough institutional analysis of the study area was performed to highlight factors which might pose barriers to the ultimate commercial development of the resource. Finally, an environmental evaluation of the possible impacts of the proposed action was also performed. The feasibility evaluation indicates the economics of the residential areas are dependent on the continued rate of housing construction. If essentially complete development could occur over a 30-year period, the economics are favorable as compared to existing alternatives. For the commercial area, the economics are good as compared to existing conventional energy sources. This is especially true as related to proposed greenhouse operations. The institutional and environmental analyses indicates that no significant barriers to development are apparent.

  8. Managing Editor: Deborah Greniman Academic Editor: Rene Levine Melammed e-mail: nashim@schechter.ac.il e-mail: rlm@schechter.ac.il

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    Snider, Barry B.

    on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law and Haim Sperber of Western Galilee College, the editors of Nashim invite proposals for articles exploring the ways in which spouses, communal organizations, rabbinical for submission of articles: November 1, 2015. All scholarly articles will be subject to peer review. Academic

  9. The New Online Metadata Editor for Generating Structured Metadata

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    Devarakonda, R.; Shrestha, B.; Palanisamy, G.; Hook, L.; Killeffer, T.; Boden, T.; Cook, R. B.; Zolly, L.; Hutchison, V.; Frame, M. T.; Cialella, A. T.; Lazer, K.

    2014-12-01

    Nobody is better suited to "describe" data than the scientist who created it. This "description" about a data is called Metadata. In general terms, Metadata represents the who, what, when, where, why and how of the dataset. eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is the preferred output format for metadata, as it makes it portable and, more importantly, suitable for system discoverability. The newly developed ORNL Metadata Editor (OME) is a Web-based tool that allows users to create and maintain XML files containing key information, or metadata, about the research. Metadata include information about the specific projects, parameters, time periods, and locations associated with the data. Such information helps put the research findings in context. In addition, the metadata produced using OME will allow other researchers to find these data via Metadata clearinghouses like Mercury [1] [2]. Researchers simply use the ORNL Metadata Editor to enter relevant metadata into a Web-based form. How is OME helping Big Data Centers like ORNL DAAC? The ORNL DAAC is one of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers managed by the ESDIS Project. The ORNL DAAC archives data produced by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program. The DAAC provides data and information relevant to biogeochemical dynamics, ecological data, and environmental processes, critical for understanding the dynamics relating to the biological components of the Earth's environment. Typically data produced, archived and analyzed is at a scale of multiple petabytes, which makes the discoverability of the data very challenging. Without proper metadata associated with the data, it is difficult to find the data you are looking for and equally difficult to use and understand the data. OME will allow data centers like the ORNL DAAC to produce meaningful, high quality, standards-based, descriptive information about their data products in-turn helping with the data discoverability and interoperability.References:[1] Devarakonda, Ranjeet, et al. "Mercury: reusable metadata management, data discovery and access system." Earth Science Informatics 3.1-2 (2010): 87-94. [2] Wilson, Bruce E., et al. "Mercury Toolset for Spatiotemporal Metadata." NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) (2010).

  10. Improving the quality of papers submitted to dental journals: Transcription of session for editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing held at IADR meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

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    Eaton, Kenneth A; Giannobile, William V; Sourgen, Deborah L; Balaji, S M; Honkala, Eino; Lynch, Christopher D

    2015-08-01

    This satellite symposium was the fourth in a series for editors, publishers, reviewers and all those with an interest in scientific publishing. It was held on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at the IADR International meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. The symposium attracted more than 180 attendees. This symposium placed an emphasis on how the quality of papers submitted to dental journals could be improved. The panel included representation from editors, researchers and publishers from North America, India and the Gulf States. The symposium identified a number of challenges for editors and publishers, including the poor quality of many papers submitted to dental and other scientific journals, plagiarism, attempted duplicate publication and sometimes fraudulent results. Where possible speakers are identified by name. A subsequent symposium was held during the IADR meeting in Boston on March 11th 2015. Involvement open to editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing. PMID:25748020

  11. G. K. Batchelor. Founding editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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    Crighton, D. G.

    1999-05-01

    Although developments in fluid mechanics continue at a heady pace, and are reported in JFM at about 800 pages per month, things in the editorial management of JFM change only slowly. There is a continuity among the JFM Editorial Team and among the policies they espouse and implement that appears to be appreciated by the fluid mechanics community. A major change has, however, occurred from January 1999, in that George Batchelor has, after 43 years as Editor, stepped down from the day-to-day handling of papers and from the formulation of policies and practices, and allowed himself to be named on our masthead as Founding Editor. I say ‘allowed’ because George's initial wish was not to be so named, feeling that this might be seen as an immodest and presumptuous title. But Founding Editor is exactly what George was and is. He launched JFM in May 1956, having persuaded Taylor & Francis to be the publisher and printer, and having enlisted the help of G. F. Carrier, W. C. Griffith and M. J. Lighthill as Associate Editors, and T. Brooke Benjamin and I. Proudman as Assistant Editors. Then, as now, all members of the JFM Editorial Team were to work autonomously in the handling of papers, with complete delegated authority and similar workloads, but all following similar procedures and with similar philosophies, and all under the watchful eye of G. K. B.

  12. Polovina and S. Ralston (editors). Tropical snappers and groupers: Biology and fisheries management, p. 405-463.

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    Polovina and S. Ralston (editors). Tropical snappers and groupers: Biology and fisheries management rates and species composition in handline catches of deepwater snappers and groupers in the Mariana, J. J., AND S. RALSTON (editors). 1987. Tropical snappers and groupers: Biology and fisheries

  13. Counterclockwise rotations in the Late Eocene-Oligocene volcanic fields of San Luis Potosí and Sierra de Guanajuato (eastern Mesa Central, Mexico)

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    Andreani, Louis; Gattacceca, Jerôme; Rangin, Claude; Martínez-Reyes, Juventino; Demory, François

    2014-12-01

    We used paleomagnetic and structural data to investigate the late Eocene-Oligocene tectonic evolution of the Mesa Central area in Mexico. The Mesa Central was affected by NW-trending faults (Tepehuanes-San Luis fault system) coeval with a Late Eocene-Oligocene ignimbrite flare-up and by post-27 Ma NNE-trending grabens related to the Basin and Range. We obtained reliable paleomagnetic directions from 61 sites within the Late Eocene-Oligocene volcanic series (~ 30 to ~ 27 Ma) of the San Luis Potosí volcanic field and Sierra de Guanajuato. For each site we also measured the anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS). Tilt corrections were made using AMS data for 33 sites where in situ bedding measurements were not available. Paleomagnetic directions indicate counterclockwise rotations of about 10° with respect to stable North America after 30-25 Ma. Structural data suggest that the volcanic succession was mainly affected by normal faults. However, we also found evidences for oblique or horizontal striae showing a left-lateral component along NW-trending faults and a right lateral component along NE-trending faults. Both motions are consistent with a N-S extension oblique to the Tepehuanes-San Luis fault system. Previous paleomagnetic studies in northern and southern Mexico show the prevalence of minor left-lateral shear components along regional-scale transpressional and transtensional lineaments. Our paleomagnetic data may reflect thus small vertical-axis rotations related to a minor shear component coeval with the Oligocene intra-arc extension in central Mexico.

  14. Jorge Luis Borges and the New Physics: the Literature of Modern Science and the Science of Modern Literature

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    Mosher, Mark Robert

    1992-01-01

    By examining the works of the Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, and the parallels it has with modern physics, literature and science converge in their quest for truth regarding the structure and meaning of the universe. The classical perception of physics as a "hard" science--that of quantitative, rational thought which was established during the Newtonian era--has been replaced by the "new physics," which integrates the so-called "soft" elements into its paradigm. It presents us with a universe based not exclusively on a series of particle-like interactions, or a "billiard-ball" hypothesis where discrete objects have a measurable position and velocity in absolute space and time, but rather on a combination of these mechanistic properties and those that make up the non-physical side of nature such as intuition, consciousness, and emotion. According to physicists like James Jeans science has been "humanized" to the extent that the universe as a "great machine" has been converted into a "great thought.". In nearly all his collections of essays and short stories, Borges complements the new physics by producing a literature that can be described as "scientized." The abstract, metaphysical implications and concerns of the new world-view, such as space, time, language, consciousness, free will, determinism, etc., appear repeatedly throughout Borges' texts, and are treated in terms that are remarkably similar to those expressed in the scientific texts whose authors include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schrodinger. As a final comparison, Borges and post-modern physicists address the question of the individual's ability to ever comprehend the universe. They share an attitude of incredulity toward all models and theories of reality simply because they are based on partial information, and therefore seen only as conjectures.

  15. Endemic fluorosis in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. I. Identification of risk factors associated with human exposure to fluoride.

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    Grimaldo, M; Borja-Aburto, V H; Ramírez, A L; Ponce, M; Rosas, M; Díaz-Barriga, F

    1995-01-01

    In order to identify risk factors associated with human exposure to fluoride in San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico, a biochemical and epidemiological study was carried out in 1992. Results from the analysis of fluoride sources showed that 61% of tap water samples had fluoride levels above the optimal level of 0.7-1.2 ppm. The levels were higher after boiling. In bottled water, fluoride levels ranged from 0.33 to 6.97 ppm. These sources are important since in SLP 82% of the children drink tap water, 31% also drink bottled water, 92% prepare their food with tap water, 44% boiled all the drinking water, and 91% used infant formula reconstituted with boiled water. The prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in children (11-13 years old) increased as the concentration of water fluoride increased. At levels of fluoride in water lower than 0.7 ppm a prevalence of 69% was found for total dental fluorosis, whereas at levels of fluoride in water higher than 2.0 ppm a prevalence of 98% was found. In the same children, fluoride levels in urine were quantified. The levels increased as the concentration of water fluoride increased. Regressional analysis showed an increment of 0.54 ppm (P < 0.0001) of fluoride in urine for each ppm of fluoride in water. Fluoride urinary levels were higher in samples collected during the afternoon (1800) when compared with sample collected during the morning (1100). Taking together all these results, three risk factors for human exposure to fluoride in SLP can be identified: ambient temperature, boiled water, and food preparation with boiled water. These factors explain the prevalence of dental fluorosis in SLP. PMID:7729383

  16. Luis Llorens Torres and the impossible return: identity, conflict and hope in the national poem of Puerto Rico.

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    Rothe, Eugenio M

    2005-01-01

    The psychodynamic exploration of the content of literary words and of the personal lives of their authors oftentimes reveals how they can be mutually reflective of the other. Such is the case of the poem, "Valle de Collores" (The Valley of Collores), considered by many to be the national poem of Puerto Rico and of the author Luis Llorens Torres (1876-1944), regarded as the "Poet Laureate of Puerto Rico." The timelessness and wide appeal of certain literary works has been attributed, among other reasons, to the fact that they address universal inner conflicts that affect all human beings. The poem "Valle de Collores" is the narrative of a country boy who leaves home to face the larger world and, as he reaches adulthood, he looks back and expresses his impossible longing to return to the rural home of his childhood. It is a description of the universal struggles of human development and of separation-individuation, loss and mourning and a longing to return, and a wish to merge with the early parental objects of childhood. The poem also parallels the history of the Puerto Rican people, in their transition from a rural society under Spanish rule to an industrialized society as an American Commonwealth. This difficult transition resulted in a massive immigration of Puerto Ricans to the United States that continues to this day. The poem also represents the longing of many Puerto Rican immigrants to return to their island home, and to a simpler time of more fundamental values. The land that is left behind and longed for becomes a metaphor for the early maternal imago. PMID:16193548

  17. Sr Isotopes and Migration of Prairie Mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) from Laguna de las Cruces, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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    Solis-Pichardo, G.; Perez-Crespo, V.; Schaaf, P. E.; Arroyo-Cabrales, J.

    2011-12-01

    Asserting mobility of ancient humans is a major issue for anthropologists. For more than 25 years, Sr isotopes have been used as a resourceful tracer tool in this context. A comparison of the 87Sr/86Sr ratios found in tooth enamel and in bone is performed to determine if the human skeletal remains belonged to a local or a migrant. Sr in bone approximately reflects the isotopic composition of the geological region where the person lived before death; whereas the Sr isotopic system in tooth enamel is thought to remain as a closed system and thus conserves the isotope ratio acquired during childhood. Sr isotope ratios are obtained through the geologic substrate and its overlying soil, from where an individual got hold of food and water; these ratios are in turn incorporated into the dentition and skeleton during tissue formation. In previous studies from Teotihuacan, Mexico we have shown that a three-step leaching procedure on tooth enamel samples is important to assure that only the biogenic Sr isotope contribution is analyzed. The same Sr isotopic tools can function concerning ancient animal migration patterns. To determine or to discard the mobility of prairie mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) found at Laguna de las Cruces, San Luis Potosi, México the leaching procedure was applied on six molar samples from several fossil remains. The initial hypothesis was to use 87Sr/86Sr values to verify if the mammoth population was a mixture of individuals from various herds and further by comparing their Sr isotopic composition with that of plants and soils, to confirm their geographic origin. The dissimilar Sr results point to two distinct mammoth groups. The mammoth population from Laguna de Cruces was then not a family unit because it was composed by individuals originated from different localities. Only one individual was identified as local. Others could have walked as much as 100 km to find food and water sources.

  18. [Geographic distribution of birds in the Sierra Madre Oriental of San Luis Potosi, Mexico: a regional analysis of conservation status].

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    Sahagún Sánchez, Francisco Javier; Navarro, Jaime Castro; Reyes Hernández, Humberto

    2013-06-01

    The Sierra Madre Oriental region in the mexican state of San Luis Potosi is a relevant place for bird conservation at a country level. Therefore the main goal of this study was to analyze the geographic patterns of distribution and the conservation current state of the birds, to support the needs to expand the conservation areas in the future. Data was collected from various databases of zoological museums and collections, and field sampling methods conducted from January 2009 to May 2011. Potential distributions were modeled for 284 species using GARP software and then a map was developed to determine areas with favorable environmental characteristics for the distribution of species richness. Finally, the importance of conservation areas for the potential distribution of birds in the region was evaluated. A total of 359 species were recorded of which 71.4% are permanent residents, 19% are winter migrants and 4% are summer residents. From this total, 41 species were endemic, 47 were species at risk and 149 were neotropical migrants. The largest species richness correspond to oak forests, cloud forests, and tropical moist forests located at altitudes from 100m to 1 500m. Their potential distribution was concentrated towards the center and Southeast of the study area. Only 10% of areas with a high potential conservation was included in areas of priority for bird conservation (AICA) and just 3% of all potential areas were under some governmental category of protection. However, no conservation area has a management plan currently applied and monitored. The information generated is important for the development of management proposals for birds conservation in the region. PMID:23885599

  19. Consed: a graphical editor for next-generation sequencing

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    Gordon, David; Green, Phil

    2013-01-01

    Summary: The rapid growth of DNA sequencing throughput in recent years implies that graphical interfaces for viewing and correcting errors must now handle large numbers of reads, efficiently pinpoint regions of interest and automate as many tasks as possible. We have adapted consed to reflect this. To allow full-feature editing of large datasets while keeping memory requirements low, we developed a viewer, bamScape, that reads billion-read BAM files, identifies and displays problem areas for user review and launches the consed graphical editor on user-selected regions, allowing, in addition to longstanding consed capabilities such as assembly editing, a variety of new features including direct editing of the reference sequence, variant and error detection, display of annotation tracks and the ability to simultaneously process a group of reads. Many batch processing capabilities have been added. Availability: The consed package is free to academic, government and non-profit users, and licensed to others for a fee by the University of Washington. The current version (26.0) is available for linux, macosx and solaris systems or as C++ source code. It includes a user’s manual (with exercises) and example datasets. http://www.phrap.org/consed/consed.html Contact: dgordon@uw.edu Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. PMID:23995391

  20. Transferable Output ASCII Data (TOAD) editor version 1.0 user's guide

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    Bingel, Bradford D.; Shea, Anne L.; Hofler, Alicia S.

    1991-01-01

    The Transferable Output ASCII Data (TOAD) editor is an interactive software tool for manipulating the contents of TOAD files. The TOAD editor is specifically designed to work with tabular data. Selected subsets of data may be displayed to the user's screen, sorted, exchanged, duplicated, removed, replaced, inserted, or transferred to and from external files. It also offers a number of useful features including on-line help, macros, a command history, an 'undo' option, variables, and a full compliment of mathematical functions and conversion factors. Written in ANSI FORTRAN 77 and completely self-contained, the TOAD editor is very portable and has already been installed on SUN, SGI/IRIS, and CONVEX hosts.

  1. EDITORIAL: Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief Farewell from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief

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    Molenkamp, Laurens W.

    2011-12-01

    At the end of 2011 I will retire as Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Science and Technology, and I am very pleased to announce that the job will be taken over by Professor Kornelius Nielsch. In the ten years I have held this position, I have seen many new topics entering the journal: spintronics, organic semiconductors, and Dirac fermion physics, to name just a few. The journal has also witnessed a strong internationalization of the authorship, with an especially strong increase in contributions from the Far East—a growth that is likely to continue in the coming years. I am certain that Kornelius will do an excellent job in guiding the journal through the developments of the coming decade. I would like to thank the publishing team of SST, or rather the three consecutive teams I witnessed during my tenure at the journal, for the help and support they have given me. The people at IOP Publishing are doing a great job in running the journal, and have made it possible to considerably reduce the time to publication for our submissions. I much enjoyed the collaboration with the other members of the Editorial Board; our annual meetings have always been a source of inspiration. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank you, the scientific community, authors, referees and readers, for your continuing support of the journal.

  2. An interactive editor for definition of touch-sensitive zones for a graphic display

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    Monroe, Burt L., III; Jones, Denise R.

    1987-01-01

    In the continuing effort to develop more efficient man-machine communications methods, touch displays have shown potential as straightforward input systems. The development of software necessary to handle such systems, however, can become tedious. In order to reduce the need for redundant programming, a touch editor has been developed which allows a programmer to interactively define touch-sensitive areas for a graphic display. The information produced during the editing process is written to a data file, which can be accessed easily when needed by an application program. This paper outlines the structure, logic, and use of the editor, as well as the hardware with which it is presently compatible.

  3. Magazine or journal—what is the difference? The role of the monitoring editor

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    Bretscher, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    Scientific communication, career advancement, and funding decisions are all dependent on research publications. The way manuscripts are handled by high-visibility, professionally edited magazines differs from the way academic journals evaluate manuscripts, using active scientists as monitoring editors. In this essay, I discuss the benefits that come with the involvement of active scientists. I enumerate the decisions a monitoring editor has to make, and how he or she goes about making them. Finally, I indicate ways in which authors can help to make the process a smoother and more positive experience. PMID:23533210

  4. Analysis of the potential impacts on surface water quality resulting from the proposed use of the San Luis Drain to transport agricultural drainage through the northern Grasslands

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    Quinn, N.W.T.

    1992-05-01

    An Environmental Assessment and initial Study for the interim use of a portion of the San Luis Drain for conveyance water through the Grassland Water District and adjacent Grassland areas was conducted. The project proposes the use of 18 miles of the San Luis Drain for the conveyance of agricultural drainage water for a period of five years and the elimination of agricultural drainage discharges from 76 miles of existing channels in and adjacent to the Grassland Water District. A report was prepared to (a) quantify the potential project effects on surface water quality within Salt and Mud Sloughs and the San Joaquin River using currently available data, and (b) to improve the understanding of existing water supply and drainage operations within the Grassland area. After submission of the original report it was brought to the attention of one of the coauthors that the database on selenium and boron concentrations in drainage water did not include the water quality data collected by the Regional Water Quality Control Board (CRWQCB). In addition, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) requested further examination of Grasslands hydrology to estimate the quantity of supplemental water that would be needed to restore the San Joaquin River to the same TDS and trace element concentrations prior to implementation of the project. This report addresses these issues.

  5. A multi-dimensional analysis of the upper Rio Grande-San Luis Valley social-ecological system

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    Mix, Ken

    The Upper Rio Grande (URG), located in the San Luis Valley (SLV) of southern Colorado, is the primary contributor to streamflow to the Rio Grande Basin, upstream of the confluence of the Rio Conchos at Presidio, TX. The URG-SLV includes a complex irrigation-dependent agricultural social-ecological system (SES), which began development in 1852, and today generates more than 30% of the SLV revenue. The diversions of Rio Grande water for irrigation in the SLV have had a disproportionate impact on the downstream portion of the river. These diversions caused the flow to cease at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in the late 1880s, creating international conflict. Similarly, low flows in New Mexico and Texas led to interstate conflict. Understanding changes in the URG-SLV that led to this event and the interactions among various drivers of change in the URG-SLV is a difficult task. One reason is that complex social-ecological systems are adaptive, contain feedbacks, emergent properties, cross-scale linkages, large-scale dynamics and non-linearities. Further, most analyses of SES to date have been qualitative, utilizing conceptual models to understand driver interactions. This study utilizes both qualitative and quantitative techniques to develop an innovative approach for analyzing driver interactions in the URG-SLV. Five drivers were identified for the URG-SLV social-ecological system: water (streamflow), water rights, climate, agriculture, and internal and external water policy. The drivers contained several longitudes (data aspect) relevant to the system, except water policy, for which only discreet events were present. Change point and statistical analyses were applied to the longitudes to identify quantifiable changes, to allow detection of cross-scale linkages between drivers, and presence of feedback cycles. Agricultural was identified as the driver signal. Change points for agricultural expansion defined four distinct periods: 1852--1923, 1924--1948, 1949--1978 and 1979--2007. Changes in streamflow, water allocations and water policy were observed in all agriculture periods. Cross-scale linkages were also evident between climate and streamflow; policy and water rights; and agriculture, groundwater pumping and streamflow.

  6. The Use of InSAR Data to Map Hydraulic Head Levels in the San Luis Valley, Colorado

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    Chen, J.; Knight, R. J.; Zebker, H. A.

    2014-12-01

    A measurement of hydraulic head in the aquifer is a critical metric needed for effective water management. Here we report on the use of InSAR data to inform groundwater management in the San Luis Valley (SLV), Colorado. We selected the SLV for study, as it is an important agricultural area struggling with groundwater management after a period of extreme drought. The techniques developed here can also be used to assist groundwater management in other agricultural areas, such as California's Central Valley. Reeves at al. (2013) analyzed 30 C-band ERS scenes over the SLV between 1992 and 2000 using the small baseline subset method (SBAS). They concluded that InSAR data can be used to calibrate the subsidence-to-head relationship and temporally extend hydraulic head measurements. To study the extent to which InSAR deformation time series can be used to interpolate spatial gaps in the well-based head measurements, we need to derive an InSAR ground deformation map due to groundwater extraction over the entire SLV. A major error source of InSAR data is highly variable temporal decorrelation over agricultural areas such as the SLV, which limits the number of InSAR pixels that can be selected for the SBAS analysis. Because L-band spaceborne radar systems such as ALOS PALSAR suffer less from temporal decorrelation than C-band and X-band spaceborne radar systems, we processed 92 small baseline interferograms using 17 ALOS scenes acquired between January 2007 and March 2011. We further employed an SBAS ground deformation model to represent surface subsidence due to groundwater extraction, which consists of a seasonal deformation superimposed on a linear trend. We observed that the long-term subsidence rate is smaller than 5 mm/year over the entire SLV and the magnitude of the seasonal subsidence can be up to 2 cm. Our results indicate that there is no severe long-term water storage loss in the confined aquifer at the SLV, consistent with previous C-band InSAR study (Reeves at al., 2013) and well-based hydraulic head data. The next step in our research is to estimate Sk through calibration using co-located InSAR subsidence map and hydraulic head data measured at 36 confined aquifer wells. We can then interpolate the estimates of Sk spatially and reconstruct a hydraulic head map over the entire SLV jointly using InSAR and well data.

  7. A Scientific Star ariel Vzquez, an associate professor of mathematics at San

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    Vazquez, Mariel

    and mentoring, and helping students from underrepresented groups achieve their goals." Vázquez's research has and biology were the two most popular majors. Born and raised in Mexico, Vázquez immigrated to the U Award for Science defies the stereotype of immigrants. What's your take? Mariel Vázquez: I think

  8. Inhomogeneous evolution of subgraphs and cycles in complex networks Alexei Vzquez,1

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    Vazquez, Alexei

    of proteins 2 . In a similar vein, cycles, a special class of subgraphs, offer evidence for autonomous to reader orien- tation in hypertext 5 . Finally, understanding the nature and frequency of cycles

  9. Phonon-assisted tunneling and two-channel Kondo physics in molecular junctions Luis G. G. V. Dias da Silva1,2 and Elbio Dagotto1,2

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    Tennessee, University of

    Phonon-assisted tunneling and two-channel Kondo physics in molecular junctions Luis G. G. V. Dias phonon-assisted tunneling through the antisymmetric odd channel. A non-Fermi-liquid fixed point to a conduction channel with left-right parity even . A center-of-mass vibrational mode introduces an additional

  10. MAY 1998 1259P O W E L L A N D H O U S T O N Surface Wind Fields of 1995 Hurricanes Erin, Opal, Luis, Marilyn, and

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    MAY 1998 1259P O W E L L A N D H O U S T O N Surface Wind Fields of 1995 Hurricanes Erin, Opal) ABSTRACT Hurricanes Erin, Opal, Luis, Marilyn, and Roxanne were the most destructive hurricanes of 1995 the Destin­Ft. Walton area. Hurricane Opal made landfall in nearly the identical area as Erin, with maximum

  11. Guidelines for Reviewers and the Editor at the Nuclear Safety Information Center.

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    Whetsel, H. B.

    The main purpose of this report is to help novice reviewers accelerate their apprenticeship at the Nuclear Safety Information Center, a computerized information service sponsored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Guidelines for reviewers are presented in Part 1; Part 2 contains guidelines for the novice editor. The goal of the reviewers and…

  12. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Majda, Andrew J.

    Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Samuel.35.-i · 05.45.-a 1 Introduction Wave interactions and wave­mean flow interactions have a long history of interactions between convection, waves, and their background environment. In the tropical troposphere, clouds

  13. MVA -Techniques for Industrial Inspection manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Schnörr, Christoph

    MVA - Techniques for Industrial Inspection manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Robust 3 of components is a key problem of industrial machine vision. In this paper, we focus on the localization point clouds in order to register objects and to determine their pose. Still, this involves the problem

  14. Evolution of Novice Programming Environments: The Structure Editors of Carnegie Mellon University.

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    Miller, Philip; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Describes three projects at Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) that developed novice programming environments based on structure editors: GNOME, MacGNOME and ACSE (Advanced Computing for Science Education). Tracks the evolution of the programming environments and courses, documenting important lessons and discoveries about novice…

  15. Communications to the Editor Low-Valent Chemistry of Titanium Benzamidinates

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    Hagadorn, John R.

    Communications to the Editor Low-Valent Chemistry of Titanium Benzamidinates Leading to New Ti µ-N2 complex {[PhC(NSiMe3)2]2Ti}2(µ-N2) in 18% yield. The X-ray structure17 reveals five-coordinate titanium

  16. Automated Software Engineering manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Goseva-Popstojanova, Katerina

    Automated Software Engineering manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Assessment and cross-product The goals of cross-product reuse in a software product line (SPL) are to mitigate pro- duction costs from data available for other products in the product line, with models producing better results (1

  17. Why flighty female swallows play away By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

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    McGraw, Kevin J.

    Why flighty female swallows play away By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 30 American barn swallow. Even after the swallows have paired for the season, females may stray if their males that the female North American barn swallow still shops around for new suitors. And forget temperament or charisma

  18. Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) (2012) Short Papers M. Meyer and T. Weinkauf (Editors)

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    2012-01-01

    for the domain of music talk. The visualization shows two personal music listening histories as a background (Editors) arcs.fm - A Backdrop Visualization for Music Talk Dominikus Baur1 , Andreas Butz2 and Sheelagh for discussions about music, compares two personal music listening histories. Abstract Visualizations usually

  19. QCD and Two-Photon Physics Editors: L. Orr, B. Schumm

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    QCD and Two-Photon Physics Editors: L. Orr, B. Schumm 1 Introduction A relatively clean environment hadronic observables and lepton decay. The study of QCD, and the dynamics of the strong force in general, is expected to provide a significant contribution to the physics program at a high energy e+ e- colliding beam

  20. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 1413 A family of ordered logistic regression models fit by data expansion

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    Cole, Stephen R.

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 1413 A family of ordered logistic regression models fit by data expansion expansion to fit proportional-odds models.3 In fact, a family of ordered logistic regression models of this family of ordered logistic regression models is provided in the Appendix. Implementation of analysis

  1. International Journal of Computer Vision manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Petillot, Yvan

    -clothes imaging offers huge potential for auto- matic covert detection of weapons concealed on human bodies viaInternational Journal of Computer Vision manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Detection detection and tracking of metallic objects con- cealed on moving people in sequences of millimetre-wave (MMW

  2. Letters to the Editor Muscle Cross-Bridge Chemistry and Force

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    Thomas, David D.

    Letters to the Editor Muscle Cross-Bridge Chemistry and Force The recent article by Baker et al. (1999) presents a thermo- dynamic formalism that challenges the commonly held as- sumption that force reaction for the force-producing step is close enough to equilibrium to set G 0, the sum of the chemical

  3. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Erban, Radek

    ­4] observed the formation of travelling bands of motile bacteria, attributed to the chemo- tactic response generates chemotactic bands of motile bacteria, to develop formal stationary travelling bands (constantBulletin of Mathematical Biology manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Travelling waves

  4. Copyright 0 1997 hy the Genetics Society of America Letter to the Editor

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Copyright 0 1997 hy the Genetics Society of America Letter to the Editor Is Allorecognition inheritance patterns that did not conform to the predictions of the simple Botryllus genetic model (CROWELL (1996) used an inbred strain of H. symbiolongzcarpusto reexamine the transmission genetics

  5. ANXIETY DISORDERS (A PELISSOLO, SECTION EDITOR) Neuroimaging and Anxiety: the Neural Substrates of Pathological

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    Whalen, Paul J.

    ANXIETY DISORDERS (A PELISSOLO, SECTION EDITOR) Neuroimaging and Anxiety: the Neural Substrates . Prefrontal cortex . Anterior cingulate cortex . Insula Introduction Anxiety disorders remain the most prevalent of all psychiatric disorders comprising 18 % of all diagnoses in the USA (across a 12-month period

  6. Professional Wisdom and Writing for Publication: Qualitative Interviews with Editors and Authors in Early Childhood Education

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    Jalongo, Mary Renck

    2013-01-01

    College and university faculty members specializing in early childhood education face some unique challenges in scholarly writing. The purpose of this research was to use open-ended interviews as a way to gather the collective wisdom of a group of key informants about academic writing and publishing in the field. Twenty-two editors and/or authors,…

  7. Informing Science Expanding the Focus Volume 5 No 1, 2002 Paper Editor: Elizabeth Boyd

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    Walden, Eric

    Informing Science Expanding the Focus Volume 5 No 1, 2002 Paper Editor: Elizabeth Boyd TToowwaarrdd, Informing Sciences. Introduction The meaning of "information systems" has been growing in diversity of fields, Informing Science" (Cohen, 2000). Our objective in this paper is to participate in the process

  8. Risk Analysis, Vol. 16, No. 5, 1996 Letter to the Editor

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    Gold, Lois Swirsky

    noninfectious agents also contributes to cancer, e.g., asbestos and lung sunburn and melanoma.") Diet hasRisk Analysis, Vol. 16, No. 5, 1996 Letter to the Editor Cancer Prevention, Rodent High-Dose Cancer of cancer with an emphasis on mechanism?') The major causes of cancer are smoking, dietary imbalances

  9. Eurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2007) D. Metaxas and J. Popovic (Editors)

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    2007-01-01

    (Editors) Real-time Simulations of Bubbles and Foam within a Shallow Water Framework N. Thürey2 , F. Sadlo2 with free surfaces and surface tension. We present a shallow water based particle model that is coupled effects are possible with high frame rates. A shallow water simulation is used to represent the overall

  10. Multibody System Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Como, Giacomo

    method based on dynamic decoupling for the efficient simulation of multibody systems Alessandro Vittorio with significant nonlinearities. This paper proposes a systematic technique, based on the principles of dynamicMultibody System Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A model partitioning

  11. Editor's notes: POLICY TITLE: Carnegie Mellon University Business and Travel Expense Policy

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    . Miscellaneous Travel Costs 6. Personal and Companion/Spousal Business and Travel Expenses a. General b. Personal1 Editor's notes: POLICY TITLE: Carnegie Mellon University Business and Travel Expense Policy DATE business and travel expenses incurred and/or expense reports submitted on or after March 14, 2011

  12. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Reply to: Comment on ``Revisiting the Ramachandran plot from a new angle''

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    Regan, Lynne

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR Reply to: Comment on ``Revisiting the Ramachandran plot from a new angle on ``Revisiting the Ramachandran plot from a new angle'' assert that sidechain hydrogen bonding is the primary 40 ). Our manuscript ``revis- iting the Ramachandran plot from a new angle''2 shows that steric

  13. REMOTE SENSING (P BUNTING, SECTION EDITOR) Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Plot-Scale Forest Measurement

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    Jones, Peter JS

    REMOTE SENSING (P BUNTING, SECTION EDITOR) Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Plot-Scale Forest Publishing AG 2015 Abstract Plot-scale measurements have been the foundation for forest surveys and reporting measurements of vegetation structure at the plot scale are now the basis for landscape, continental

  14. CONNECTIONS Volume 17 Issue 2 2009Editors: Stephen Green, Ph.D., & Susan Lee

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    CONNECTIONS Volume 17 · Issue 2 · 2009Editors: Stephen Green, Ph.D., & Susan Lee Child CareChild Care To view previous issues of Child Care Connections: http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/child, Onunaku, Clothier, & Poppe, 2005, p.1). The domains of development described above overlap and often

  15. Communications to the Editor Is Arginine Zwitterionic or Neutral in the Gas

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    Communications to the Editor Is Arginine Zwitterionic or Neutral in the Gas Phase? Results from IR in the absence of solvation. However, a recent report suggested that the most stable form of gaseous arginine a spectroscopic study of jet-cooled arginine using the novel technique of infrared cavity ringdown laser

  16. VAST 2008 Wiki Editors Mini Challenge Identifying Social Networks using Wiki.viz

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    Klippel, Alexander

    VAST 2008 Wiki Editors Mini Challenge ­ Identifying Social Networks using Wiki.viz Chi-Chun Pan framework to build Wiki.viz, an interactive visualization of the 2008 VAST wiki edit mini- challenge. Users can extract and analyze data using automated text processing, visualization of wiki-revision networks

  17. IFLA General Conference, 1986. Education and Research Division. Section: RT of Editors of Library Journals. Paper.

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    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Presented as part of a roundtable discussion by editors of library journals at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, "Electronic Publishing," by Hirokazu Iwata of Japan, discusses Dai Nippon Printing's response to new media and electronic publishing. Various aspects of the computerized processing and…

  18. AIR POLLUTION (S WU, SECTION EDITOR) Paleo-Perspectives on Potential Future Changes in the Oxidative

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    Mickley, Loretta J.

    influences air pollution by controlling the lifetimes of gaseous pollutants and the production of parAIR POLLUTION (S WU, SECTION EDITOR) Paleo-Perspectives on Potential Future Changes quality by determining the lifetime and formation of gas-phase pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO

  19. Letter to the Editor Bulk metallic glasses based on ytterbium and calcium

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    report the formation of a family of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) based on rare earth element of ytterbiumLetter to the Editor Bulk metallic glasses based on ytterbium and calcium J.Q. Wang a , J.Y. Qin b Received in revised form 25 October 2010 Available online 14 December 2010 Keywords: Metallic glass We

  20. Letters to the Editor Autoimmunity due to RAG deficiency and esti-

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    Yandell, Mark

    Letters to the Editor Autoimmunity due to RAG deficiency and esti- mated disease incidence in RAG1 with autoimmune cytopenias. We performed a population genetic analysis to estimate the incidence of disease caused for known mutations associated with SCID. No disease-causing mutations were identified in JAK3, DCLRE1C

  1. Book Review/ Alan Fryar, Book Editor Aquifer Storage and Recovery and Managed

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    Fisher, Andrew

    Book Review/ Alan Fryar, Book Editor Aquifer Storage and Recovery and Managed Aquifer Recharge and Tom Missimer have produced an ambitious and timely book that mostly succeeds in filling an important, although selected sites from around the world are described. This book has 12 main sections, beginning

  2. Communications to the Editor A Simple Structural Model for the Polymer

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    Wu, Chi

    Communications to the Editor A Simple Structural Model for the Polymer Microsphere Stabilized dispersion.1-4 It is generally known that the size of the particles formed in a surfactant-free emulsion polymerization decreases as the fleet ratio (the macro- scopic weight ratio of polymer stabilizer to monomer

  3. Annals of Telecommunications manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Schmidt, Volker

    Annals of Telecommunications manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Joint distributions for total lengths of shortest-path trees in telecommunication networks David Neuh¨auser · Christian Hirsch an important role in the field of optimising fixed-access telecommunication networks with respect to costs

  4. 1407 Letters to the Editor 1407 merged sea lion uses intensity cues to localize under-

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    1407 Letters to the Editor 1407 merged sea lion uses intensity cues to localize under- water sound cue available to the sea lion underwater. Unfortunately, only a limited amount of information exists than the sea lion since both species are known to possess a sophisticated echolocation system. *This

  5. Letter to Editor Height, weight, body mass index and offspring sex at birth in

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    Helle, Samuli

    Letter to Editor Height, weight, body mass index and offspring sex at birth in contemporary Finnish deliver more sons. I examined how height and weight affected the birth sex ratio of offspring­177), mean weight was 71.1 kg (713.2 SD, range 46­135). Mean offspring sex ratio at birth was 0.53 (70.39 SD

  6. Corpus Linguistics: Readings in a Widening Discipline Geoffrey Sampson and Diana McCarthy (editors)

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    in computational linguistics. Some of the classics in this group include Gale and Church on smoothing corpus counts Geoffrey Leech. #12;Computational Linguistics Volume 32, Number 1 Beyond the selection of papersCorpus Linguistics: Readings in a Widening Discipline Geoffrey Sampson and Diana McCarthy (editors

  7. Deciding when to switch tasks in time-critical multitasking Action editor: Christian Schunn

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    Salvucci, Dario D.

    Deciding when to switch tasks in time-critical multitasking Action editor: Christian Schunn Yelena in accounting for human multitasking behavior, current models typically focus on externally-driven task-critical ones, involve internally-driven multitasking in which people themselves decide when to switch between

  8. University-government relationships in the training of technical writers-editors

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    Stohrer, Freda F.; Pinelli, Thomas E.

    1979-01-01

    Traditional and nontraditional methods of training technical writers-editors are reviewed. Combining work experience with classroom instruction in the form of cooperative education provides a method of strengthening the Federal career service in professional occupations. The NASA Langley experience that successfully introduced students to the special demands of technical writing and editing is described.

  9. Learning the Attachment Theory with the CM-ED Concept Map Editor

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    Rueda, U.; Arruarte, A.; Elorriaga, J. A.; Herran, E.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a study carried out at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU with the aim of evaluating the CM-ED (concept map editor) with social education students. Concept mapping is a widely accepted technique that promotes meaningful learning. Graphically representing concepts of the learning domain and relationships between them…

  10. Artificial Intelligence and Law manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    discovery in a rule-based framework, by modelling protected-by-law groups, such as minorities). Given the current state of the art of decision support systems (DSS), socially sen- sitive decisions mayArtificial Intelligence and Law manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Integrating

  11. MELANOMA (KIM MARGOLIN, SECTION EDITOR) Immunobiology of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Implications

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    Nghiem, Paul

    MELANOMA (KIM MARGOLIN, SECTION EDITOR) Immunobiology of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Implications-associated mortality three times that of malignant melanoma (46% vs 15%, respectively) [1·]. MCC is an uncommon cancer with extensive prior sun exposure [6]. MCC now kills more patients than cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and a similar

  12. The Galactic Journal of Reputably Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Banach, Richard

    by the editor) The an in Gear ystem in ulti achine ybri ent Richar anach e ei ed by the l i hty e ted in ood ith­valve (retract gears) Electro­valve (extend gears) Front gear cylinder Right gear cylinder Left gear cylinder Orders to electro­valves From discrete sensors (gear extended / not extended, gear retracted

  13. Letter to the Editor The clones need to return: A comment on Archer et al. (2003)

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    Shutler, Dave

    2003-01-01

    ), such as ``the variability in behaviour among cloned animals'', are premature as they have only measured this particular clone differed from variation in the two outbred litters they chose. They violate statisticalLetter to the Editor The clones need to return: A comment on Archer et al. (2003) Keywords: Pig

  14. Letter to the Editor Pancreatic Polypeptide and the Sister Group of Birds 1

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    Hedges, Blair

    Letter to the Editor Pancreatic Polypeptide and the Sister Group of Birds 1 S. Blair Hedges on the type of analysis. An additional gene, pancreatic poly- peptide (also referred to as pancreatic hormone-rate model, amniote relationships. All 14 available sequences of pancreatic polypeptide were obtained from

  15. Letter to the editor The bio-fuel debate and fossil energy use in palm oil

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    , is almost unavoidable during production of bio-fuels since it is used for powering agricultural machineryLetter to the editor The bio-fuel debate and fossil energy use in palm oil production: a critique of Reijnders and Huijbregts 2007 The sustainability of bio-fuel production systems [1] is under intensive

  16. Eurographics/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2003) D. Breen, M. Lin (Editors)

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    DeCarlo, Doug

    2003-01-01

    to modify frames in the rendered animation by redrawing the key features such as silhouette curvesEurographics/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2003) D. Breen, M. Lin (Editors) Stylizing in traditional 2D animation into an otherwise rigid 3D motion captured animation. We allow a traditional animator

  17. Water and Capabilities Guest Editor of this issue: Jacqueline Goldin, jgoldin@uwc.ac.za

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    Water and Capabilities Guest Editor of this issue: Jacqueline Goldin, jgoldin@uwc.ac.za HDCA) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Elements of Feminist Political Ecology and Capabilities (Leila Harris) Access to Water and the Capability Approach (PB Anand) Water Insecurity, Emotional Distress, and Mental Illness: Implications for Human

  18. Letters to the Editor STEM imaging of single Pd atoms in activated carbon fibers

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Letters to the Editor STEM imaging of single Pd atoms in activated carbon fibers considered individual Pd atoms that are highly dispersed throughout the vol- ume of activated carbon fibers by adding transition metals to their microstructure [1]. For instance, activated carbon fibers (ACFs

  19. Eurographics Symposium on Point-Based Graphics (2006) M. Botsch, B. Chen (Editors)

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    Amenta, Nina

    2006-01-01

    Eurographics Symposium on Point-Based Graphics (2006) M. Botsch, B. Chen (Editors) Laser Scanner and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): I.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Surface Acquisition Laser range for archiving and analysis. Like all physical measurement devices, laser range scanners have limitations

  20. EG UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (2010), pp. 14 John Collomosse, Ian Grimstead (Editors)

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    Maddock, Steve

    2010-01-01

    (Editors) Evaluation of A Viseme-Driven Talking Head 166 Abstract This paper introduces a three using viseme-driven animation and a coarticulation model, to automati- cally generate speech from text. The talking head was evaluated using a modified rhyme test for intelligibility. The audiovisual speech

  1. In: Trends in Soliton Research Editor: L.v. Chen, pp. 15-27

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    Yang, Jianke

    by the inverse scattering method ([1], [2], and references therein). Integrable equations support solitons which theory, based on either the inverse scattering method or a direct method (e.g., [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12In: Trends in Soliton Research Editor: L.v. Chen, pp. 15-27 Chapter 2 ISBN 1-59454-560-X © 2006

  2. View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy

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    Zhang, Ming

    - ple, "every cloud server gets four virtual CPUs"). Also, the numerous industrial reports and blogView from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis · gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy 50 Published by the IEEE Computer Society 1089-7801/11/$26.00 © 2011 IEEE IEEE INTERNET COMPUTING T he public-cloud-computing market has

  3. Letter to the editor Comment on ``Radon-222 signatures of natural ventilation regimes in an underground

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    Letter to the editor Comment on ``Radon-222 signatures of natural ventilation regimes), we wrote that ``. a well-known paradox in radon research is the significant discrepancy between fraction of radon progeny in human bronchial airways with bifurcation geometry. International Journal

  4. Brain Theory -Biological Basis and Computational Principles A. Aertsen and V. Braitenberg (Editors)

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    Sagi, Dov

    . It is assumed here that a stage of processing is characterized by integration of information from differentBrain Theory - Biological Basis and Computational Principles A. Aertsen and V. Braitenberg (Editors measurements within the proper context of a perceivable object, requires integration between remote image parts

  5. Boudary-Layer Meteorology manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Emilion, Richard

    Boudary-Layer Meteorology manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Analysis of the wind of measurements on various meteorological parameters, performed near the summit of the volcano. The paper and methods 2.1 Instruments Since 2000, a meteorological station has been installed by the "Observatoire

  6. Communications to the Editor Aliphatic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation Using

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    Jones, William D.

    Communications to the Editor Aliphatic Carbon-Fluorine Bond Activation Using (C5Me5)2ZrH2 Bradley M Rochester, New York 14627 ReceiVed March 21, 2000 Carbon-fluorine bonds are among the strongest and most with many types of fluorinated substrates to give hydrogenated organic products and Cp*2ZrHF. Reaction of Cp

  7. FUNCTION OF SLEEP (C CIRELLI, SECTION EDITOR) Sleep and Early Cortical Development

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    FUNCTION OF SLEEP (C CIRELLI, SECTION EDITOR) Sleep and Early Cortical Development Salome Kurth Sleep is increasingly recognized as a key process in neurodevelopment. Animal data show that sleep that children with early sleep disturbance suffer from later cognitive, attentional, and psychosocial problems

  8. Public Trust, Media Responsibility and Public Journalism: US Newspaper Editors and Educators' Attitudes About Media Credibility.

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    Dickson, Tom; Topping, Elizabeth

    2001-01-01

    Concludes that media educators and editors of daily newspapers in the United States had similar concerns about public trust and media responsibility, and both groups saw public journalism as a potential means for improving media credibility. Suggests that educators, however, were significantly more likely to state that the media are contributing…

  9. Advancing the Profession through Journals: The Editor-Author-Profession Partnership [in HRD].

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    1995

    These three papers are from a symposium on professional journals that was facilitated by Wim J. Nijhoff at the 1995 Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD) conference. "Advancing the Profession through Journals: The Editor-Author-Profession Partnership" (Gary N. McLean) describes the purpose and operation of the "Human Resource Development…

  10. Frontiers In Global Optimization, pp. 1-2 C. A. Floudas and P. M. Pardalos, Editors

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    Lucia, Angelo

    Frontiers In Global Optimization, pp. 1-2 C. A. Floudas and P. M. Pardalos, Editors c 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers A Geometric Terrain Methodology for Global Optimization A. Lucia P.A. Di-0805 pravind@egr.uri.edu Abstract Global optimization remains an important area of active research. Many

  11. Eurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2008) M. Gross and D. James (Editors)

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    Varadarajan, Veeravalli S.

    2008-01-01

    cloth materials is ubiq- uitous in the feature animation and visual effects industry. The mostEurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2008) M. Gross and D. James (Editors Angeles Disney Animation Studios Disney Animation Studos Abstract We present a novel algorithm

  12. J. Stat. Phys. manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Timofeyev, Ilya

    J. Stat. Phys. manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) R. Azencott · A. Beri · I. Timofeyev processes Y t , indexed by a scale separation parameter > 0. These approximating processes have arbitrary. Beri University of Houston Department of Mathematics Houston, TX 77204-3008 E-mail: arjunb

  13. Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (2007) Jan Kautz and Sumanta Pattanaik (Editors)

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    2007-01-01

    are surrounded by transparent surfaces such as windows, windshields, monitors, reading glasses, drinking glassesEurographics Symposium on Rendering (2007) Jan Kautz and Sumanta Pattanaik (Editors) Dirty Glass and the scattering parameters of a number of glass panes with various types of dust, dirt, and lipids. We also

  14. Internet of Things, People, and Processes Editor: Schahram Dustdar dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at

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    Sheng, Michael

    Internet of Things, People, and Processes Editor: Schahram Dustdar · dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at 2 things. With recent advances in RFID, wireless sensors net- works, and Web services, the Internet- ware components. The system provides two ways Web-Based Management of the Internet of Things Lina Yao

  15. Internet of Things, People, and Processes Editor: Schahram Dustdar dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    Internet of Things, People, and Processes Editor: Schahram Dustdar · dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at 60 things. With recent advances in RFID, wireless sensors net- works, and Web services, the Internet- ware components. The system provides two ways Web-Based Management of the Internet of Things Lina Yao

  16. Improving the Yield of Rural Education Research: An Editor's Swan Song

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    Coladarci, Theodore

    2007-01-01

    In my 15th and final year as JRRE editor, I identify methodological and substantive shortcomings in the rural education research literature and, in turn, suggest strategies for improvement. I structure my observations around the following considerations: describing the rural context of research, making the rural argument, framing the research…

  17. Go to: http://news.engr.uconn.edu/internalweb/editors/ Enter your School of Engineering

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Go to: http://news.engr.uconn.edu/internalweb/editors/ Enter your School of Engineering email user name and password Once entered, click "Login" Click "Posts" and select "Add New" #12;Enter the title of the article Enter the content of your article either by Copy/Past or typing your news article. Please be sure

  18. Go to: http://news.engr.uconn.edu/internalweb/editors/ Enter your School of Engineering

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Go to: http://news.engr.uconn.edu/internalweb/editors/ Enter your School of Engineering email user name and password Once entered, click "Login" Click "Posts" and select "Add New" #12;Enter the title "visixcontent" Enter the content of your Visix article. Remember, space is limited! #12;To preview, go to: http

  19. Letter to the Editor Molecular profiling of platinum resistant ovarian cancer: Use of the

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    Letter to the Editor Molecular profiling of platinum resistant ovarian cancer: Use of the model. Molecular profiling of platinum resistant ovar- ian cancer. Int J Cancer 2005;118:1963­71. 2. Thigpen T the article by Helleman et al.,1 investigating whether a gene set identified using microarrays could be used

  20. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Oligonucleotide-based targeted gene editing in C. elegans

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    Xue, Ding

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR Oligonucleotide-based targeted gene editing in C. elegans via the CRISPR/Cas9 Repeats (CRISPR)/ CRISPR-associated (Cas) system has emerged as a new powerful tool for genome [6], C. elegans [7-12], and plants [13]. In the widely used CRISPR/Cas9 system [2-4], the Cas9

  1. Jurgen Thies's "The LayoutEditor" http://www.layouteditor.net/

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    White, Robert D.

    contains the data for your mask. The process of transmitting the data to a foundry who will build your "Virtuoso" Mentor Graphics "IC Station" Tanner EDA "L-edit" MEMS Centric IC Industry Leaders Freeware: Magic Layout Editor IC Centric, established Gnu software IC and MEMS, CheapWare, Reads/writes GDSII, CIF, DXF

  2. | Journal of Automated Reasoning manuscript No. * ||(will_be_inserted_by_the_editor)_____________________________________________*

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    Wiedijk, Freek

    _be_inserted_by_the_editor)_____________________________________________* *__|| _______________________________________________________________________________* *__ "Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning," by John R. Harrison, Cambridge University Press, 2009 Freek Wiedijk John Harrison's Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning strongly. It also shows how cleverly John Harrison has built a `theorem proving workbench' in which various pieces

  3. Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) (2013) Short Papers M. Hlawitschka and T. Weinkauf (Editors)

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    2013-01-01

    . Weinkauf (Editors) Trajectory Density Projection for Vector Field Visualization A. Kuhn1 , N. Lindow1 , T, 3 Hochschule Coburg, Germany Abstract Trajectory visualization is an important tool to capture. Attempts trying to avoid this effect often require complex pre/post-processing for seeding, clustering

  4. DIABETES AND INSULIN RESISTANCE (M RUTTER, SECTION EDITOR) Text Mining Supporting Search for Knowledge Discovery

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    Higham, Nicholas J.

    DIABETES AND INSULIN RESISTANCE (M RUTTER, SECTION EDITOR) Text Mining Supporting Search for Knowledge Discovery in Diabetes Sophia Ananiadou & Tomoko Ohta & Martin K. Rutter Published online: 22, patients and also members of the general public. Keywords Text mining . Knowledge discovery . Diabetes

  5. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Regarding ``Meta-analysis and Causal Inference: A Case Study of Benzene

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR Regarding ``Meta-analysis and Causal Inference: A Case Study of Benzene of a causal association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and benzene and between NHL and petroleum refinery identified provide ``further evidence that benzene exposure causes NHL.'' However, his review of each

  6. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR RE: ``HOW MANY FOODBORNE OUTBREAKS OF SALMONELLA INFECTION OCCURRED IN

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    Boehning, Dankmar

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR RE: ``HOW MANY FOODBORNE OUTBREAKS OF SALMONELLA INFECTION OCCURRED IN FRANCE outbreaks of Salmonella infection that had oc- curred in France during the year 1995. The data provided), the Ministry of Agriculture (MA), and the National Salmonella and Shigella Reference Center (NRC). A complete

  7. The Galactic Journal of Reputably Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Banach, Richard

    by the editor) Landing Gear System in Hybrid Event-B -- Nominal Regime: Machines and Interfaces I Richard Banach Received: by the Almighty / Accepted: in good faith Abstract A digest of the machines of the Landing Gear Case Study. Keywords Landing Gear Case Study · Hybrid Event-B 1 Guiding Principle The most important

  8. The Galactic Journal of Reputably Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Banach, Richard

    by the editor) The Landing Gear System in Multi-Machine Hybrid Event-B Richard Banach Received: by the Almighty. Keywords Hybrid Event-B · Landing Gear Case Study · Refinement · Multicomponent Systems 1 Introduction This paper reports on a treatment of a landing gear sys- tem case study (see [17]) using Hybrid Event

  9. The Galactic Journal of Reputably Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Banach, Richard

    by the editor) Landing Gear System in Hybrid Event-B -- Nominal Regime: Machines and Interfaces III Richard Machines ... below Continuation of the landing gear case study [1]. References 1. Boniol, F., Wiels, V.: Landing Gear System (2013). ONERA, http://www.irit.fr/ABZ2014/landing system.pdf R. Banach School

  10. The Galactic Journal of Reputably Plausible Preprints manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Banach, Richard

    by the editor) Landing Gear System in Hybrid Event-B -- Nominal Regime: Machines and Interfaces II Richard). ... DLY indicates a time delay. 2 More Machines ... below Continuation of the landing gear case study [1]. References 1. Boniol, F., Wiels, V.: Landing Gear System (2013). ONERA, http://www.irit.fr/ABZ2014/landing

  11. Historical Note/ David Deming, History Editor Crescent Moon Spring: A Disappearing Natural

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    Historical Note/ David Deming, History Editor Crescent Moon Spring: A Disappearing Natural Wonder in the Gobi Desert, China by Jiu J. Jiao Introduction Yueya Spring, or Crescent Moon Spring, is a geolog- ical to the shape of the spring, or more precisely, the pond fed by the spring water, which resembles a crescent

  12. From the Series Editor Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Volume 21

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    Govindjee "Gov"

    From the Series Editor Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Volume 21 I am delighted to announce the publication, in Ad- vances in Photosynthesis and Respiration (AIPH) Series, of Photoprotection: Respiration in Archaea and Bacteria: Diversity of Prokaryotic Electron Transport Carriers (13 Chapters; 326

  13. EXLEPSE: AN ECLIPSE-BASED, EASY-TO-USE EDITOR FOR COMPUTATIONAL LFG GRAMMARS

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    Reiterer, Harald

    EXLEPSE: AN ECLIPSE-BASED, EASY-TO-USE EDITOR FOR COMPUTATIONAL LFG GRAMMARS Roman R¨adle, Michael-source program development platform Eclipse. eXLEpse provides functionality for editing computational LFG Introduction and Motivation The Eclipse plugin eXLEpse1 provides functionality for editing computational LFG

  14. eXLEpse: An Eclipse-Based, Easy-to-Use Editor for Computational LFG Grammars

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    Reiterer, Harald

    eXLEpse: An Eclipse-Based, Easy-to-Use Editor for Computational LFG Grammars Roman Rädle+ , Michael · provide a development platform with the look & feel of the user's operating system (via Eclipse) · letXLEpse was developed as an Eclipse plugin: · powerful open-source development platform · can be extended by plugins

  15. Eurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2008) M. Gross and D. James (Editors)

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    Deng, Zhigang

    2008-01-01

    animation, the most popular means is to conduct subjective user studies where partici- pants first viewEurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2008) M. Gross and D. James (Editors) Perceptually Guided Expressive Facial Animation Zhigang Deng and Xiaohan Ma Computer Graphics and Interactive

  16. NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY VOLUME 25 NUMBER 5 MAY 2007 509 To the editor

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    Bradford, Kent

    NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY VOLUME 25 NUMBER 5 MAY 2007 509 To the editor: The regulatory approval process be prohibitive, resulting in technological orphans. Alternative approaches to regulating new crop biotechnologies costs of complying with the current regulatory approval system for agrifood biotechnologies1. First, we

  17. View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy

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    computing (platform as a service, or PaaS) have significantly simplified cloud use by giving developersView from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis · gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy 72 Published by the IEEE Computer- end network communication costs plum- met, cloud computing has emerged to provide intuitive, utility

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    View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis · gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy 2 Published by the IEEE Computer on large- scale computing infrastructure, and have a suf- ficiently large enough share of the cloud market Society 1089-7801/14/$31.00 © 2014 IEEE IEEE INTERNET COMPUTING T he notion of computing as a commod- ity

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    View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis · gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy 72 Published by the IEEE Computer Society 1089-7801/11/$26.00 © 2011 IEEE IEEE INTERNET COMPUTING T he stunning shift toward cloud computing in response to the challenge and opportunity cloud comput- ing represents -- the sidebar "An Internet

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    Tanner EDA L-edit (Layout Editor) http://www.tanner.com/eda/ Tanner Tools ... "Speeding Concept in L-edit version 1.15 (c. October 2007) #12;Layout Layout is essentially a drawing process. You are drawing the two- dimensional geometries that will end up on your mask. Layout tools are essentially CAD

  1. Diminished access to declarative knowledge with sleep deprivation Action editor: Frank Ritter

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    Pennsylvania, University of

    Diminished access to declarative knowledge with sleep deprivation Action editor: Frank Ritter Glenn the impact of sleep deprivation on a particular component of cognitive performance, the ability to access and use declarative knowledge. Every 2 h throughout an extended period of sleep deprivation, participants

  2. Software Tools for Technology Transfer manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Biere, Armin

    Software Tools for Technology Transfer manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) A Survey improvements in SAT solver technology over the last decade, and the growing need for more effi- cient. This paper presents a survey of the latest developments in SAT-based formal verification, including

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    Langendoen, Koen

    are static while battery-powered nodes could be mobile. This results in less route failures due to mobility of battery-powered devices (e.g., handheld devices). This, in turn, may result in service failure, becauseWireless Personal Communications manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Battery

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    Software Tools for Technology Transfer manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) Editorial W This marks the inaugural issue of the Springer­Verlag journal Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT. This aim goes hand in hand with the technology transfer support offered by the related Electronic Tool

  5. Editor's note: ASABE member Tony Grift initiated the ASABE Student Robotics Competition in 2007. Since then,

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    Editor's note: ASABE member Tony Grift initiated the ASABE Student Robotics Competition in 2007 you're having fun. That's a cliché, but it's true for those involved in the ASABE Student Robotics for agricultural automation and robotics. My alma mater, Wageningen Agricultural University in The Netherlands, had

  6. Persnickety editor, Founding Father, Mentor and Friend: The Legacy of Fred Mumpton

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    Ming, Douglas W.

    2006-01-01

    This paper is a tribute to Dr Fred Munpton, the founder of the International Committee on Natural Zeolites (ICNZ), by one of his students, who later succeed him as president of the ICNZ. The tribute reflects on Dr. Mumpton's skills as an editor and his zeal for the study of natural zeolites.

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    Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor of problems in signal and image Supported by NSF Grant DMS­02­22115. D. Mondal Department of Statistics). Applications include the analysis of time series related to electroencephalographic sleep state patterns

  8. EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief

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    Corkum, Paul

    2011-01-01

    As a journal that reports advances in atomic, molecular and optical science (AMO), Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (J. Phys. B) provides the AMO research community with three unique fora: topical reviews, tutorials and special issues. Developed under the leadership of editor Jan Michael Rost and his Editorial Board, these sections have cemented J. Phys. B's reputation as a major journal showcasing the AMO community's advances. For me, an AMO scientist, it is therefore a special pleasure to be entrusted with continuing the tradition of excellence established by Jan Michael and the Editorial Board. I intend to build on this foundation by ensuring that the journal makes full use of these tools. Topical reviews: a unique focus When J. Phys. B becomes the first journal you turn to for initial reviews about important emerging areas in your field, we as an Editorial Board will have succeeded. To us, a topical review is different from a traditional review—a topical review focuses on emerging sub-fields of AMO physics. Its function is to alert and educate our readers about emerging opportunities. Topical reviews can also serve a closely related function for readers: keeping us up-to-date with critical technologies that lie slightly outside our own fields, such as advances in free-electron lasers science, (which will surely affect our field). Our overall goal is to make your research more productive because of the topical reviews you read within the journal. Tutorials J. Phys. B tutorials are aimed at graduate students or researchers venturing into a new field. Just as in my own research group I encourage all graduate students to write their theses in a way that will be useful to both future graduate students and the larger community beyond my group, J. Phys. B has designed tutorials to fill this function on the journal scale. Thus, tutorial authors are able to write in greater depth than can be included in a paper in nature, science or in the regular pages of J. Phys. B. Often a professor and student will collaborate on a tutorial while the student is writing a thesis. Our challenge as an Editorial Board is to identify the most important topics and most talented authors for such tutorials. Special issues Authors find it uniquely appealing to publish in J. Phys. B special issues, because these issues feature a concentration of papers on a selected topic. This concentration draws attention to all papers in the special issue. However, a special issue never takes over the entire publication, and all J. Phys. B special issue articles are reviewed in the usual way. As an Editorial Board, we will look for emerging sub-fields which have reached a level of maturity that would benefit from a special issue. Suggestions from you, our colleagues As an AMO scientist, I myself am widely informed about my own speciality of attosecond science, but not necessarily up-to-date on emerging advances in other AMO specialities. The Editorial Board and I need your suggestions for special issues, for topical reviews, for tutorials, and for how we can improve J. Phys. B further still. So please email your suggestions, backed by your explanation of why the sub-field is important. Although we cannot guarantee that we will accept all suggestions, I do promise that the Editorial Board will seriously consider every one of them. J. Phys. B's publication process Producing a regular publication is an arduous process. It is the staff who carry out the day-to-day processes on which reliable production depends. They see that your paper is reviewed and published quickly. They are dedicated to serving your specialized needs. The editor's and the Board's role is to serve as a conduit: we help the staff understand the specialized needs of the science community and help the science community to understand the specialized nature of publishing. Looking ahead to my five years as editor, I hope they will be as successful as those of my predecessor, Jan Michael Rost. Jan Michael has steered the journal through the many changes that have occurred i

  9. EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief

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    Gardner, Jason S.

    2012-01-01

    As I begin my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (JPCM), I look upon this opportunity as both an honour and a real challenge. The journal is in great shape thanks to the work of my predecessors, Marshall Stoneham and David Ferry. The journal's solid reputation is based largely on the work these gentlemen have done over the past decade. The other main reason for the success of JPCM is the amazing staff in Bristol; keep up the good work, please. When discussing the journal with scientists from all corners of the globe, one thing is always mentioned—JPCM is a very reliable journal with well-written, high-quality papers, and a fast but rigorous peer-review process that provides fair, detailed and constructive referee reports for the benefit of authors. This is due almost entirely to our great authors and referees; we rely on them every day—thank you. As the new Editor-in-Chief I hope to continue to improve still further the journal's status in condensed matter science. As mentioned above, our reputation is excellent, but the reality is that we live in a world of bibliometrics and rankings. Over the past few years JPCM has been repositioned as a journal at the forefront of condensed matter physics, and the impact of the journal should increase further as a result of continued emphasis on commissioning in cutting-edge areas identified by the Editorial Board and the journal team. In addition to regular papers, JPCM has a number of other content streams that authors and readers can benefit from. Fast track communications (FTCs) offer exceptionally fast publication for work of the highest impact and urgency. By their select nature, FTCs benefit from personal treatment by the Editorial Board and the average receipt-to-first-decision time is just 11 days (the average receipt-to-publication time is just 45 days). Topical reviews in JPCM make the journal one of the most authoritative sources of review content for condensed matter physics. Different from a traditional review, these can highlight emerging areas in the field, alerting our readers to new opportunities. Topical reviews can also serve to highlight experimental tools that can assist researchers. Special issues are a compilation of invited papers on a selected topic from authors selected by guest editors and approved by the Editorial Board. This concentration of high-quality, original papers draws attention to all the papers in a special issue. These issues should not be considered as conference proceedings, and all papers go through our excellent review procedures and must comply with the usual strict criteria applied to regular papers in JPCM. Expanding these programs will be a high priority of mine. Other mechanisms that will draw attention to the journal and individual papers include the use of multimedia, our annual highlights compilation, our excellent web presence and the introduction of open-access articles. Authors can also benefit from extra promotion of their work via LabTalk, IOP Select and personalized 'recommended reader' campaigns. A challenge for JPCM is to ensure that it is at the forefront in terms of online tools and article presentation. The first step has been taken with the introduction of 'article evolution'—an enhanced HTML for all articles that will provide a new and interactive user experience for the benefit of our authors and readers (for further information, visit iopscience.iop.org/info/page/articleevolution). Many new features are available, such as being able to zoom in and out of images and export them to Powerpoint. MathJax technology has been incorporated, improving the rendering of mathematics, and a mobile view of abstract and article pages is also available. This format will be developed on an ongoing basis in response to the demands of the community. I therefore encourage you to contact me, or the journal team, with any feedback you may have regarding this new article format and how it can be improved. Finally, as mentioned above, a great deal of our success depends on our readers and authors. I hope

  10. EDITORIAL: Editorial from the new Editor-in-Chief for 2014 Editorial from the new Editor-in-Chief for 2014

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    Graham, W. G.

    2014-02-01

    I am honoured to take on the leadership of Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST) as the successor to Professor Mark J Kushner, with whom I have had the pleasure to work on the journal for many years. Under Mark's insightful and energetic leadership over the last six years, PSST has cemented its position as the journal of choice within its subject area and is now one of the most successful journals in the field. In this first issue of 2014, I would like to reflect on some of the events and achievements of 2013. At the start of the year the PSST Editorial Board, recognizing the vital importance of atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) data to low-temperature plasma physics, agreed that PSST would accept papers reporting such new data, generated through both experiment and theory. Jonathan Tennyson joined the Editorial Board to represent this area. In March Anne Bourdon joined the Associate Editor team and has since then played a key part in the journal's review process alongside our other Editors. During the autumn, PSST moved to a new editorial management system. In December Deborah O'Connell was awarded the 2013 Hershkowitz Early Career Award and Review and joins the Editorial Board as of 2014. I would also like to thank Miles Turner for his work in leading the drafting of a guide on the details necessary in the reporting of the results of computer simulations; the main conclusions of this report have been incorporated into the journal policy. Overall 2013 has been another successful year for PSST; paper submissions were up by 8% on the previous year and there was the highest ever number of downloads of PSST papers in one year. Another noteworthy feature of 2013 was the continuing improvement in publication times while maintaining our high standards for acceptance and providing expert feedback coupled with encouragement particularly to younger researchers and groups. Largely as a result of the hard work of our referees and Associate Editors, the average time from receipt-to-first decision of a paper is only 50 days. In 2014 we will continue to support the low-temperature plasma physics community through the publication of special topical issues. Those already scheduled for next year are: Transport in B-fields in low temperature plasmas, Guest Editors: Rod Boswell and Igor D Kaganovich Spots and patterns on electrodes of gas discharges, Guest Editors: Mikhail S Benilov and Ulrich Kogelschatz Interaction of electromagnetic waves with low temperature plasmas, Guest Editors: Osamu Sakai and Shahid Rauf We will also launch a new feature: LabTalks, a way in which our authors can showcase their group's work and communicate their research published in PSST to a wider audience. Full details are on the PSST website. Along with the leadership team, made up of Associate Editors, Anne, Nick and Richard and the great PSST staff at Institute of Physics Publishing, led by Alice Malhador, I will strive to grow, improve and deliver a journal which reflects the excellent science from the low-temperature plasma community. We hope we can continue to count on your vital support as authors and referees.

  11. Avogadro: an advanced semantic chemical editor, visualization, and analysis platform

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    2012-01-01

    Background The Avogadro project has developed an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible, high quality rendering, and a powerful plugin architecture. Typical uses include building molecular structures, formatting input files, and analyzing output of a wide variety of computational chemistry packages. By using the CML file format as its native document type, Avogadro seeks to enhance the semantic accessibility of chemical data types. Results The work presented here details the Avogadro library, which is a framework providing a code library and application programming interface (API) with three-dimensional visualization capabilities; and has direct applications to research and education in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, and biology. The Avogadro application provides a rich graphical interface using dynamically loaded plugins through the library itself. The application and library can each be extended by implementing a plugin module in C++ or Python to explore different visualization techniques, build/manipulate molecular structures, and interact with other programs. We describe some example extensions, one which uses a genetic algorithm to find stable crystal structures, and one which interfaces with the PackMol program to create packed, solvated structures for molecular dynamics simulations. The 1.0 release series of Avogadro is the main focus of the results discussed here. Conclusions Avogadro offers a semantic chemical builder and platform for visualization and analysis. For users, it offers an easy-to-use builder, integrated support for downloading from common databases such as PubChem and the Protein Data Bank, extracting chemical data from a wide variety of formats, including computational chemistry output, and native, semantic support for the CML file format. For developers, it can be easily extended via a powerful plugin mechanism to support new features in organic chemistry, inorganic complexes, drug design, materials, biomolecules, and simulations. Avogadro is freely available under an open-source license from http://avogadro.openmolecules.net. PMID:22889332

  12. Morphological Snakes Luis lvarez

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    Baumela, Luis

    the morpho- logical operators associated to the PDE components we achieve a new snakes evolution algorithm is a new morpho- logical approach to the solution of the PDE associated to snake model evolution. That is that the differential operators involved in the PDE snakes evolution model can be approached using morphological

  13. Specification and Verification of Synchronous Hardware using LOTOS. In Jianping Wu, Samuel T. Chanson, Quiang Gao, editors, Proc. Formal Methods

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    . Chanson, Quiang Gao, editors, Proc. Formal Methods for Protocol Engineering and Distributed Systems (FORTE, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland Keywords: Digital Logic, Hardware Description, LOTOS

  14. JAN 183 26 [1] R.S. Bird. Lectures on constructive functional programming. In M. Broy, editor, Constructive Methods

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    . In M. Broy, editor, Constructive Methods in Computing Science, NATO ASI Series F, pages 151 University of Technology, 1990. [3] C. Morgan. Programming from Specifications. Series in Computer Science (C

  15. The Effects of Individual and Routine Forces in Gatekeeping on Student Journalists and Editors of University Newspaper Publications 

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    Corte, Meredith A.

    2010-10-12

    Most gatekeeping studies involve evaluating journalists and editors with years of media writing experience to determine how they are influenced by gatekeeping forces. While many universities publish a campus newspaper that ...

  16. THE INTERNAL RECONCILIATION PROCESS AT To the Editor: In your July editoriaP you suggest that the Wits

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  17. In Tumer, Yolum, Sonenberg, Stone, editors, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 769776, IFAAMAS, 2011.

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    Stone, Peter

    In Tumer, Yolum, Sonenberg, Stone, editors, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Tumer, Yolum, Sonenberg and Stone (eds.), May, 2--6, 2011

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    Conference and Proceedings Sponsors The editors of the proceedings and organizers of the conference Service, Western Hemisphere Office USDI Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division USDI National and Wildlife Agencies National Audubon Society National Fish and Wildlife Foundation North American Bird

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  20. CHAIRMEN'S PREFACE AND EDITORS' NOTE: Unification of Fundamental Interactions

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    Brink, Lars; Nilsson, Jan S.; Salomonson, Per; Skagerstam, Bo-Sture

    1987-01-01

    Chairmen's PrefaceIn 1984 we obtained a grant from the Nobel Foundation to organize a Nobel Symposium on "Unification of the Fundamental Interactions". In our proposal which we submitted in the fall of 1983 we stated that we wanted to cover the various attempts to unification such as GUT'S, supergravity, Kaluza-Klein theories and superstrings. What has happened in particle physics since then is already history. With the realization that certain superstring theories could be anomaly free, it became clear that these models could encompass earlier attempts to unification as well as solving the fundamental problem of quantum gravity. The excitement that some of us had felt for some time now spread through most of the particle physics community and this excitement certainly was evident during the Symposium. With the international advisory committee we originally chose a list of around 30 invitees which could best represent the various subjects listed above. When it came to the final planning of the programme essentially all talks dealt with superstrings! We were very fortunate that almost all of the invitees managed to come to the Symposium. From the western world only three were unable to participate, André Neveu, Steven Weinberg and Bruno Zumino. We certainly missed them during the meeting. We were particularly happy that Stephen Hawking managed to take part actively. Our real problem was to get participants from the Soviet Union. Out of eight invitations only one came through. We were very happy to have Renata Kallosh, who really did her utmost to enlighten us about not only her own work but also about recent progress in the USSR, However, we were very sorry that in spite of all our letters, telegrammes and endless attempts to get telephone calls through and despite the good relations between the Swedish and Soviet Academies of Sciences we had to miss Ludwig Faddeev, Valodja Gribov, Andrej Linde, Victor Ogievetsky, Sasha Polyakov, Misha Shifman and Arkadij Vainshtein. We had hoped that the Nobel Symposium should be a signal for improved relations between East and West, but in this respect we failed. The Symposium was held in the small town of Marstrand, a summer resort on an island outside Göteborg. The idea was to have it relatively close to home and to show the participants perhaps the best part of the local nature. Another motive was to keep the participants semi-isolated to provide ample time for discussions. With the somewhat heavy programme we found that even so, the days were not long enough. This Symposium was the second Nobel Symposium on elementary particle physics. The first one, also organized by our group, was held in 1968. We hope and believe that the next one need not be awaited another 18 years! The Symposium was made possible by a generous grant from the Nobel Foundation. An additional grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was also essential. A grant from Nordita made it possible to invite some ten Nordic observers. We also gratefully acknowledge help with the organization of the Symposium from the city of Goteborg, the city of Kungälv, Volvo, Skandinaviska Enskilda banken, Ericsson AB and IBM Sweden. We thank all the participants for all their efforts, to come to our remote part of the world, to give excellent talks, to write up their talks astonishingly quickly and to share with us so much of their knowledge and expertise. Last but not least we are indebted to the members of the organizing committee, members of the group and the secretarial staff. Goteborg, August 1986 Editors' NoteIn these Proceedings the lectures are given in the order of their oral presentation at the Symposium. Regrettably, a few contributors could not participate (V. Gribov, A. Linde, V. Ogievetsky, M. Shifman and A. M. Polyakov). Their contributions have been placed close to the end of the Proceedings. As these authors did not have the opportunity of correcting the proofs, responsibility for printing errors must rest with the Editors. It is a pleasure to thank all the authors for their enthusiastic and rapid