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El efecto de las prácticas de gobierno corporativo sobre la valuación de mercado y políticas de pago de compañías chilenas  

Microsoft Academic Search

(Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) En este trabajo nos preguntamos si las prácticas de conducción empresarial al nivel de compañía en un país dado inciden o no en la valuación de mercado de esas compañías. Esta cuestión es esencial para poder evaluar los beneficios potenciales que puede reportar a las empresas un cambio de sus prácticas, aún cuando las mismas

Fernando Lefort; Eduardo Walker

2005-01-01

2

Algunos efectos del mercado único europeo sobre la economía española: Un análisis a través de un modelo de equilibrio general aplicado  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se examinan algunos efectos de la aplicación de las normas del Mercado Único europeo sobre la economía española. La metodología se basa en simulaciones a partir de un modelo de equilibrio general aplicado especialmente diseñado al efecto. El modelo tiene dos características particulares: por una parte, se incluyen aspectos de competencia imperfecta tales como rendimientos crecientes a

Antonio G. Gómez-Plana; Oscar Bajo-Rubio

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INFLUENCIA DEL RECUBRIMIENTO SUPERFICIAL SOBRE LAS PRESTACIONES FRENTE AL DESGASTE Y LA FATIGA DE UNA ALEACIÓN DE ALUMINIO 7075  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. En este trabajo se analiza el efecto ejercido por tres tipos de recubrimientos superficiales sobre las prestaciones frente al desgaste y la fatiga de una aleación de aluminio 7075, en estado T6, solubilización y maduración al pico de máxima resistencia. Los recubrimientos analizados fueron la deposición mediante la técnica de PVD de una capa de bisulfuro de molibdeno dopada

D. González; M. Brizuela; G. Atxaga; A. M. Irisarri; B. Zamorano

4

Efecto del lavado con etilendiamina sobre las propiedades de las nanopartículas de óxido de estaño  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tin oxide, is a compound used in many technological applications among them as gas sensor and in the production of varistors, electronic devices, electrocatalitic electrodes and fotovoltaic cells, among others. In this work the controlled precipitation method was used to synthesize tin oxide of nanometric size using tin sulfate precursor. The control of different stages of the synthesis process was

M. S. CAStro; J. B. Justo

5

Aplicación del cálculo de las diferencias al problema del efecto de embalse  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Presentamos una solución numérica del problema del efecto de embalse con ayuda de una ecuación lineal inhomogénea en diferencias finitas de primer orden, suponiendo una ley lineal del desagüe. Este método numérico es de maneje cómodo para un cálculo aproximado.

Hans Ertel

1962-01-01

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Efecto de las colisiones sobre el Plano Fundamental de bulbos de galaxia espirales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main aspects of the Fundamental Plane (FP) relation for ellipticals and early type bulges can be explained assuming the virialization of the systems, however, the observed dispersions are larger than instrumentation errors and have been thought to have physical basis. Even more, it is expected that the scatter and the position that different objects ocupy on it, could give clues on the mechanisms of galaxy formation and on the evolutionary path of galaxies. The FP relation has been observed and confirmed in the local Universe and it has been recently estimated for galaxies at intermediate redshifts. However, these estimations are based on a low statitical number and effects such as the evolution of the stellar populations and the presence of dust may introduce additional dispersion. Scannapieco & Tissera (2003) studied the mass distribution of disk systems and the way in which this distribution is modified by mergers. These authors have used numerical simulations which included gravitation, hydrodynamics, cooling and stellar formation in a cosmological frame work. As a consecuence, the collision parameters and the physical features of the simulated objects are the result of the consistent formation of the structure in a hierarchical scenario. The results show that depending on the caracteristics of the potential well, some systems may suffer gas inflows as a result of tidal fields during the orbital decay of the satellite system. This gas inflow originates a star burst previous to the fusion (i.e. secular evolution) which tends to form bulges with exponential profiles. In this work we present preliminary results on the effects of mergers on the FP defined by bulges. We found that the simulated bulges determines a FP in agreement with observations. We have detected that the mergers could significantly affect the FP depending on the internal properties of the galactic systems. And, particularly, secular evolution is found to play a critical role in the determination of a FP with the observed slope (Smith Castelli et al., 2004, in preparation).

Smith Castelli, A.; Scannapieco, C.; Tissera, P.

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EFECTO DEL USO DE ALCOHOL EN GEL SOBRE LAS INFECCIONES NOSOCOMIALES POR Klebsiella pneumoniae MULTIRRESISTENTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of alcohol-gel hand hygiene on nosocomial infections due to multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Handwashing is considered the most important and effective infection control measure to prevent transmission of nosocomial pathogens. However, compliance with handwashing by health care workers is low. A new modality for hand hygiene is alcohol gel rub, which reduces time required, does not damage the skin and

JOAQUIN BERMEJO; ARNOLDO WERTZ; BLANCA BENCOMO; PATRICIA LESNABERES; RODOLFO NOTARIO

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DESCOMPACTACIÓN DE SUELOS EN SIEMBRA DIRECTA: EFECTOS SOBRE LAS PROPIEDADES FÍSICAS Y EL CULTIVO DE MAÍZ  

Microsoft Academic Search

No-tilled soils have higher penetration resistances and bulk density values than tilled soils. Shallow compaction may be alleviated using deep tillage practices. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of soil alleviation on: 1- soil physical properties at maize sowing and harvest, 2- root abundance, maize yield and its components. Three experiments were conducted during the 2004\\/05

ÁLVAREZ CARINA ROSA; TABOADA MIGUEL ÁNGEL; BUSTINGORRI CAROLINA; GUTIÉRREZ BOEM; FLAVIO HERNÁN

9

Efectos del color en la aceptabilidad, artificialidad, dulzor e intensidad del sabor de bebidas lácteas  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar el efecto de la concentración de colorantes en bebidas lác- teas (batidos de vainilla) y de los parámetros de color, pureza o c ro m a, cl a ridad y tono, sobre las ex- p e c t at ivas del grado de acep t abilidad global de dichas bebidas así como sobre

T. Coello García; C. Díaz Berciano; N. Gómez Pestaña

2000-01-01

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Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer 1975-2002 con una sección especial sobre las tendencias de tratamiento: preguntas y respuestas  

Cancer.gov

Las organizaciones oncológicas principales de la nación informan que el riesgo de los estadounidenses de morir de cáncer sigue disminuyendo y que las tasas de casos nuevos de cáncer permanecen estables. El Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer, de 1975 a 2002, señala que las tasas de mortalidad de cáncer que se observaron para todos los cánceres combinados disminuyeron 1,1 por ciento por año de 1993 a 2002.

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Análisis multinivel de cadenas de suministros: dos técnicas de resolución del efecto bullwhip \\/\\/ Supply Chain Multilevel Analysis: Two Bullwhip Dampening Approaches  

Microsoft Academic Search

El efecto bullwhip es un fenómeno causante de ineficiencias en la gestión de la cadena de suministros. El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar el impacto sobre el rendimiento de una cadena de suministro de dos de las técnicas más comunes de resolución del efecto bullwhip: la regla de pedido (S, R) amortiguada y la adopción de prácticas de colaboración.

Elena Ciancimino; Salvatore Cannella; José David Canca Ortiz; José Manuel Framiñán Torres

2009-01-01

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Estudio sobre las dosis de radiación y los riesgos de cáncer causados por la prueba atómica “Trinity” realizada en 1945  

Cancer.gov

El NCI tiene planeado realizar entrevistas en profundidad para determinar cuál era la alimentación característica de las poblaciones indígenas americanas, hispanas (latinas) y chicanas que vivían en New Mexico a mediados de 1940 y utilizar información fácilmente disponible sobre la alimentación y el estilo de vida de las poblaciones blancas. Estas entrevistas representan un paso importante para hacer estimaciones de las dosis de radiación generadas por la prueba Trinity.

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NIVEL DE CONOCIMIENTOS SOBRE METODOS ANTICONCEPTIVOS PREVIOS AL INICIO DE LAS RELACIONES SEXUALES Y SU COMPARACION CON EL NIVEL DE CONOCIMIENTOS ACTUALES EN ESTUDIANTES DE MEDICINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN: Introducción: Con entrenamiento adecuado, los estudiantes de medicina pueden convertirse en lí- deres de opinión con futura injerencia sobre las políticas de salud, así como ayudar al público a en- tender las consecuencias de los embarazos indeseados y del aborto. El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido examinar el nivel de conocimientos sobre métodos anticonceptivos (MAC) previos al inicio

Guillermo Horacio; Cáceres Pallavidino; Echevarría Avellaneda; Domingo José Pomares

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Reflexiones sobre el buen gobierno corporativo en las empresas periodõ ´sticas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen: El interes por el gobierno corporativo en las empresas informativas no es un tema nuevo, pero ha adquirido singular relevancia en los ultimos anos, como resultado de las transformaciones que se han vivido en los esquemas de propiedad y de gestion de las compan ˜õ ´as. En este artõ ´culo se trata de explicar por quela naturaleza de los

Angel Arrese

15

EFECTO DE LAS NIIF EN EL VALOR BURSÁTIL DE LAS EMPRESAS ESPAÑOLAS \\/ THE IMPACT OF THE IFRS ON THE MARKET VALUE OF SPANISH FIRMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objeto de la presente investigación es comprobar la influencia de la aplicación de las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF) en la valoración de empresas cuando se aplican metodologías basadas en la información suministrada por la contabilidad. A partir de esta información se han obtenido modelos econométricos de valoración utilizando el análisis factorial y se ha procedido a un

F. García García; I. Moya Clemente

2009-01-01

16

EFECTO DE LAS DIETAS DE ALIMENTACIÓN SOBRE LA BIOLOGÍA Y TABLA DE VIDA DE Euseius concordis (CHANT) (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of diets on biology and life table of Euseius concordis (Chant) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Laboratory studies to obtain information about biology and life tables of the predatory mite Euseius concordis (Chant) were carried out. Mites were sampled in grapevines 'Criolla Negra', in Tarabana, Lara state, Venezuela. At the laboratory, E. concordis was fed on two sources consisting in minnieroot pollen

NOTA TÉCNICA; Carmen Escalona; Carlos Vásquez

2005-01-01

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ANÁLISIS DE CONTENIDO DE LAS PUBLICACIONES ESPAÑOLAS SOBRE RELACIONES VERTICALES ENTRE EMPRESAS \\/ CONTENT ANALYSIS OF SPANISH PUBLICATIONS ON VERTICAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ENTERPRISES  

Microsoft Academic Search

En los últimos años los investigadores han mostrado un creciente interés en las relaciones interorganizativas verticales, principalmente en la Cadena de Suministro. La ausencia de trabajos previos de revisión bibliográfica sobre este tema, que permitan plantear las cuestiones clave a estudiar en Gestión de la Cadena de Suministro, nos ha llevado a realizar un análisis de contenido de la investigación

M. T. Martínez Fernández; T Vallet Bellmunt; R. Barreda Tarrazona

2010-01-01

18

Reflexiones sobre el sistema y las políticas de innovación del País Vasco  

Microsoft Academic Search

El primer capítulo de este documento compara el sistema de innovación vasco con el de otros países avanzados, basándose para ello en las estadísticas de I+D y en el indicador europeo de innovación (EIS). En segundo lugar, el sistema vasco se compara con el de otras regiones, basándose en las tipologías de regiones europeas y españolas elaboradas por el autor,

Mikel Navarro

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Efecto de la fertilización sobre la calidad de la papa para procesamiento en dos suelos antioqueños con propiedades ándicas Effects of fertilization on the industrial quality of potato in two antioquian Andisol soils  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este estudio se evaluó el efecto de tres niveles de NPK a la siembra (500, 1.500 y 3.000 kg·ha -1 ) en combinación con Ca (0, 2, 3 y 7 meq·100g -1 ), Mg (0; 0,7; 1,4 y 3,0 meq·100g -1 ), B (0; 0,5; 1,0 y 2,0 ppm) y S (0, 10, 20 y 40 ppm) sobre el

José M. Cotes

2008-01-01

20

Nivelación interterritorial e ineficiencia de las decisiones presupuestarias: reflexiones para el caso español  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se estudian los efectos negativos de los esquemas de nivelación horizontal sobre la eficiencia en las elecciones fiscales de los gobiernos regionales. Partiendo de unos resultados teóricos básicos, se examinan los aspectos dinámicos del problema, se ofrece alguna evidencia empírica para el caso español y se presenta una solución que combina los criterios de eficiencia y equidad.

Santiago Lago Peñas

2002-01-01

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La implementación de acuerdos comerciales preferenciales en América Latina: Las experiencias de CH, CR, ES, PE en la implementación de las disposiciones sobre acceso a mercados en el marco de los tratados de libre comercio con Estados Unidos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este estudio abordará los desafíos y dificultades asociadas con la implementación y administración de las disposiciones sobre acceso a mercados, con especial énfasis en aquellas relacionadas con aduanas y facilitación del comercio. El análisis se realizará para los Tratados de Libre Comercio de Chile - EE.UU; Perú - EE.UU y para el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos, Centroamérica

Juan Luis Zuñiga; Brian Rankin Staples

2011-01-01

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Entrevista a Leandro Cañibano, presidente de la Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas, sobre las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entrevista a Leandro Cañibano, presidente de la Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas, sobre las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF). Interview to Leandro Cañibano, president of the Spanish Accounting Association of Business Administration, on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Leandro Cañibano

2010-01-01

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

Cancer.gov

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

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¿Qué traen las personas al juego? Experimentos de campo sobre la cooperación en los recursos de uso común  

Microsoft Academic Search

El estudio de la acción colectiva requiere la comprensión de los incentivos individuales y de las restricciones institucionales que guían a las personas en la decisión de cooperar o no, en el grupo que enfrenta este dilema. El uso de ecosistemas locales por parte de grupos de individuos es sólo un ejemplo en el que la extracción individual incrementa el

Cárdenas Juan Camilo; Elinor Ostrom

2004-01-01

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EFECTO DEL HIDRÓXIDO DE COBRE SOBRE EL CRECIMIENTO DE LAS ESPECIES ARBÓREAS Pachyra insignes y Andira inermis EN CONDICIONES DE VIVERO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of cupric hydroxide on root and shoot growth of container grown Pachyra insignis and Andira inermis under nursery conditions Circling, matting and kinking roots constitute a problem for the container nursery industry. Studies have demonstrated the usefulness of chemical root pruning with copper hydroxide. The application of copper compounds to inner wall surface of containers prevents root growth at

María E. Arboleda; Dámaso Bautista

2002-01-01

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NOTA TÉCNICA EFECTO DE LAS DIETAS DE ALIMENTACIÓN SOBRE LA BIOLOGÍA Y TABLA DE VIDA DE Euseius concordis (CHANT) (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of diets on biology and life table of Euseius concordis (Chant) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Laboratory studies to obtain information about biology and life tables of the predatory mite Euseius concordis (Chant) were carried out. Mites were sampled in grapevines 'Criolla Negra', in Tarabana, Lara state, Venezuela. At the laboratory, E. concordis was fed on two sources consisting in minnieroot pollen

Carmen Escalona; Carlos Vásquez

27

Disertación sobre justicia y equidad  

Microsoft Academic Search

«Disertación sobre equidad y justicia» es básicamente una respuesta a una inquietud en particular que yo tenía sobre las distintas posiciones que existen sobre estos dos temas y cómo definir cuál es la más acertada. Hice una descripción del punto de vista de Amartya Sen -la violación de los derechos sobre la propiedad privada es justificable si evitan las hambrunas-

Sayuri P. Tamura

2001-01-01

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EFECTO DEL GATUÑO SOBRE LA FERTILIDAD DEL SUELO Y LA BIOMASA HERBÁCEA EN PASTIZALES DEL CENTRO DE MÉXICO Effect of Catclaw Mimosa on Soil Fertility and Forage Yield in Rangelands in Central Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN El trabajo se realizó durante los años 2002 y 2003, en los estados de Aguascalientes y Jalisco, con el objetivo de evaluar el efecto del gatuño (Mimosa monancistra) en el grado de asociación de algunas variables edáficas, como pH, materia orgánica (MO), fósforo, calcio y magnesio, así como la cantidad de biomasa herbácea en tres sitios con diferente grado

Ernesto Flores; Juan Frías; Pedro Jurado; Víctor Olalde; Juan de Dios Figueroa; Arturo Valdivia; Edmundo García

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Control del dolor: Apoyo para las personas con cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Libro sobre el control del dolor en pacientes con cáncer. Cubre los métodos y medicinas, así como los efectos físicos y emocionales del dolor. Es una adaptación cultural para el público de habla hispana del libro en inglés Pain Control.

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La quimioterapia y usted: Apoyo para las personas con cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Publicación para personas que van a recibir o que ya están recibiendo quimioterapia contra el cáncer. Contiene información sobre la quimioterapia y sus efectos secundarios y describe cómo puede cuidarse durante y después del tratamiento.

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La radioterapia y usted: Apoyo para las personas con cáncer  

Cancer.gov

E-book para personas que van a recibir o que ya están recibiendo radioterapia contra el cáncer. Contiene información sobre la radioterapia y sus efectos secundarios y describe cómo puede cuidarse durante y después del tratamiento.

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Effects of dietary lipid level on growth, survival and body composition of Brazilian codling (Urophycis brasiliensis Kaup, 1858) Efecto de los niveles de lípidos dietarios sobre el crecimiento, supervivencia y composición proximal de la brótola (Urophycis brasiliensis Kaup, 1858)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen.- El objetivo del presente trabajo es determinar la influencia de los niveles de lípidos en dietas formuladas sobre el crecimiento, supervivencia, índice hepatosomático (HSI) y composición proximal del músculo e hígado de la brótola. Se fabricaron tres dietas diferentes (40% proteína cruda) con 3%, 6% y 10% de aceite de pescado, obteniendo un 5%, 8% y 11% de lípidos

Sergio N. Bolasina; Jorge L. Fenucci

2007-01-01

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Instantánea de los cánceres de hígado y de las vías biliares  

Cancer.gov

Información sobre las tendencias de incidencia, mortalidad y financiamiento del NCI sobre los cánceres de hígado y de las vías biliares; así como ejemplos de actividades del NCI y adelantos en la investigación de estos tipos de cáncer.

34

Cambio tecnológico y productividad de las empresas industriales uruguayas  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se presentan las estimaciones de una función de costos translogarítmica en base a un modelo de datos panel para la industria uruguaya para 541 empresas entre 1988-1994. Asimismo se presentan las estimaciones para distintos agrupamientos, por tipo de empresa, mercado y división. Para el promedio de la muestra, el efecto neto de la escala y el cambio

Ruben Tansini; Patricia Triunfo

1998-01-01

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EFECTO DE LOS PROCESOS DE CRIOPRESERVACIÓN SOBRE LA FERTILIDAD SEMINAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cryopreserved semen has impaired fertility compare to fresh semen. The lower post-thaw viability and fertility is related with the spermatozoa sub lethal dys- function establishes in part of the survival population. These facts are relations with many factors (e.g. cold shock, cooling rate, extender composition, and osmotic stress) during the cryopreservation process. In this paper factor affecting the quality or

MC Stornelli; CM Tittarelli; CA Savignone; MA Stornelli

36

La inflación española y sus efectos redistributivos regionales (1980-95)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Con ocasión de la publicación por el INE de datos de PIB pm a precios constantes de 1986, en este trabajo se realiza una aproximación a los efectos de la inflación en la divergencia interregional de PIB\\/habitante, llegándose a la conclusión de que el proceso inflacionista ha contribuido, junto con el dispar crecimiento regional del producto real, a ampliar las

José Ramón de Espínola

1998-01-01

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Los Hispanos: Problemas y Oportunidades. Resumen de la Actual Situacion Demografica, Economica, Social y Politica de los Hispanos en los Estados Unidos y de las Iniciativas Tomadas por la Fundacion Ford Para Hacer Frente a las Necesidades de esta Poblacion en Aumento y Determinar sus Efectos Sobre la Sociedad Estadounidense. Documento de Trabajo de la Fundacion Ford, No. 436.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Hispanic population's growing impact on American society has caused the Ford Foundation to explore new Foundation initiatives. The 1980 census revealed 14.6 million Hispanics: 60% Mexican American; 14% Puerto Rican; 6% Cuban, and 20% Other. The Hispanic population in the United States is growing and is characterized by diversity; rapid growth…

Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

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Las corporaciones autonomas regionales del caribe colombiano: Un analisis de sus finanzas y gobierno corporativo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales (car) y las Corporaciones de Desarrollo Sostenible (cds) son las instituciones encargadas de la protección del medio ambiente en Colombia. Este trabajo estudia el desempeño de las corporaciones que tienen jurisdicción sobre la Costa Caribe. En particular, examina sus principales fortalezas y limitaciones administrativas, y analiza si en sus presupuestos se reproducen las desigualdades regionales que

Joaquin Viloria de la Hoz

2011-01-01

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Las Vegas  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This image of Las Vegas, NV was acquired on August, 2000 and covers an area 42 km (25 miles) wide and 30 km (18 miles) long. The image displays three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region, with a spatial resolution of 15 m. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the NE are the two major airports visible. Golf courses appear as bright red areas of worms. The first settlement in Las Vegas (which is Spanish for The Meadows) was recorded back in the early 1850s when the Mormon church, headed by Brigham Young, sent a mission of 30 men to construct a fort and teach agriculture to the Indians. Las Vegas became a city in 1905 when the railroad announced this city was to be a major division point. Prior to legalized gambling in 1931, Las Vegas was developing as an agricultural area. Las Vegas' fame as a resort area became prominent after World War II. The image is located at 36.1 degrees north latitude and 115.1 degrees west longitude.

The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

2001-01-01

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Aspectos macroeconómicos de las utilidades por compraventa de divisas de la cuenta especial de cambios  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo persigue dos objetivos. En primer lugar, se discute el origen de las utilidades por compraventa de divisas (UCVD) de la Cuenta Especial de Cambios (CEC) y la naturaleza de su trabajo al gobierno. En segundo término, se analizan los efectos macroeconómicos de la utilización de los recursos de las UCVD para la financiación del déficit del gobierno, haciendo

Armando Montenegro

1983-01-01

41

COEFICIENTE DE RECURSOS PROPIOS Y FINANCIACIÓN DE LAS ENTIDADES BANCARIAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo de este artículo es estudiar la fijación del cociente de capi- tal, esto es, el porcentaje que representan los recursos propios sobre el total de activos, por parte de las empresas bancarias. Para ello, se pro- pone un modelo teórico que analiza la existencia de un cociente de ca- pital objetivo distinguiendo dos regímenes: uno para las empresas

VÍCTOR E. BARRIOS; JUAN M. BLANCO

42

Las elecciones presidenciales y legislativas en México de 2006: Lecciones para la estabilidad democrática y el futuro de las relaciones Chile-México  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este artículo analiza las elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias realizadas en México en julio de 2006, centrándose en cuatro aspectos principales. Primero, abordamos los aspectos centrales del proceso político mexicano de la última década y la campaña presidencial. Segundo, discutimos los efectos del resultado electoral. Tercero, analizamos el difícil proceso político postelectoral, destacándose como causa explicativa de ellos la actuación del

Ricardo Gamboa Valenzuela; Eduardo Bustos Nájera

2007-01-01

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Q DE TOBIN Y GOBIERNO CORPORATIVO DE LAS EMPRESAS LISTADAS EN BOLSA  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo evalúa el estado de las prácticas de gobierno corporativo en las empresas que negocian acciones ordinarias en la Bolsa de Colombia. Esta tarea se lleva a cabo mediante la construcción de un Índice de Gobierno Corporativo construido con información pública. Por otra parte se mide el impacto que las buenas prácticas de gobierno corporativo tienen sobre la relación

Andrés Langebaek; Jaime Eduardo Ortíz

2007-01-01

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ANÁLISIS JURÍDICO PARA DETERMINAR LA VIOLACIÓN A LOS PRINCIPIOS DE; CONSTITUCIONALIDAD, LEGALIDAD Y SEGURIDAD, EN EL ARTÍCULO 215 DE LA LEY DEL IMPUESTO SOBRE LA RENTA  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar si las disposiciones fiscales del artículo 215 de la Ley del Impuesto sobre la Renta (LISR), sobre precios de transferencia a las empresas partes relacionadas, a las cuales les indica que deberán apegarse a la Guía de la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE), violentan los principios de constitucionalidad, legalidad

Martha Luisa Puente Esparza; J. Humberto González Álvarez

2011-01-01

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Extensión del Formalismo de Orbitales de Defecto Cuántico al tratamiento del efecto Stark (SQDO).  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

El estudio experimental de las interacciones de átomos Rydberg altamente excitados con campos eléctricos ha experimentado un creciente interés durante las dos últimas décadas debido, en gran medida, al desarrollo de nuevas técnicas para crear y estudiar átomos Rydberg en el laboratorio. Acompañando a estas nuevas técnicas experimentales, es necesario el desarrollo de modelos teóricos que nos permitan contrastar sus medidas y conocer mejor los fundamentos de los mismos. Desde el punto de vista teórico el conocimiento del desdoblamiento de los niveles energéticos de un átomo en función de la magnitud del campo eléctrico aplicado (lo que se conoce como mapa Stark) es el mejor punto de partida para la descripción del sistema y un prerrequisito fundamental para el cálculo de distintas propiedades atómicas en presencia del campo eléctrico tales como intensidades de transición, umbrales de ionización de campo eléctrico, tiempos de vida, posición y anchura de cruces evitados, etc. En este trabajo presentamos la adaptación del método de orbitales de defecto cuántico [1,2,3] al tratamiento del efecto Stark (SQDO) [4] y su aplicación al cálculo de los desdoblamientos energéticos y fuerzas de oscilador de estados Rydberg en los átomos de Li, Na y K. El propósito de este estudio es, por un lado, desarrollar métodos fiables para la determinación de propiedades atómicas en presencia de campos eléctricos y, por otro, mostrar la fiabilidad de las funciones de onda QDO en la descripción del efecto Stark en sistemas atómicos.

Menéndez, J. M.; Martín, I.; Velasco, A. M.

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La democracia constitucional en América Latina y las evoluciones recientes del presidencialismo. Memorias Encuentro del Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Constitucional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Siempre será oportuno reflexionar sobre la democracia, su contenido, sus desafíos, su presente y su futuro, las transformaciones y percepciones que de ella se tienen. No son pocas las preocupaciones o inquietudes que la democracia suscita en esta parte del mundo, y muestra de ello son los más variados estudios e informes sobre el estado actual de la democracia y

Pedro Pablo Vanegas

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Effect of lyophilized jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) fin and mantle muscle on dough properties and bread baking performance of commercial wheat flour Efecto de aleta y músculo de manto de calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) liofilizado sobre las propiedades de la masa y la calidad panadera de una harina de trigo comercial  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of 25 and 50 g\\/kg of lyophilized jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) fin (JSF) and mantle muscle (JSM) on dough properties and baking performance of wheat flour were studied. Dough maximum resistance (Rmax), extensibility, deformation work (Area, 45-min resting time), baking performance, loaf volume, and acceptability were evaluated. JSF (25 g\\/kg) almost tripled (P ? 0.05) Rmax compared to

J. C. Ramirez-Suarez; A. R. Islas-Rubio; L. C. Montoya-Ballesteros; M. C. Granados-Nevarez; F. Vázquez-Lara; R. Pacheco-Aguilar; M. E. Lugo-Sánchez

2012-01-01

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Efecto de la clorofilina sobre las frecuencias radio inducidas de intercambios entre cromatidas hermanas (ICH) y de otros eventos citogeneticos en celulas de la medula osea de raton In vivo. (Effect of chlorophyllin on frequency of radiation-induced of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and other cytogenetic events in mice bone marrow cells in vivo).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The effect of chlorophyllin on gamma radiation induced Sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and on the mitotic index (IM) and average generation time was determined. Groups of mice were treated in one of the following regimens: (1) untreated, (2) treated with...

M. C. Garcia Rodriguez

1992-01-01

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Consecuencias de las contracciones excentricas del diafragma sobre su funcion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction and Objectives: Eccentric contractions are those that occur after a muscle has been stretched, and they can predispose the muscle to damage. Most previous studies have been performed on limb muscles, and the potential consequences of eccentric contractions on the respiratory muscles are therefore unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of repeated eccentric contractions

Joaquim Gea; Ercheng Zhu; Juan B. Galdiz; Norman Comtois; Igor Salazkin; JoseAntonio Fiz; Alejandro Grassino

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Consecuencias de las contracciones excéntricas del diafragma sobre su función  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction and ObjectivesEccentric contractions are those that occur after a muscle has been stretched, and they can predispose the muscle to damage. Most previous studies have been performed on limb muscles, and the potential consequences of eccentric contractions on the respiratory muscles are therefore unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of repeated eccentric contractions on

Joaquim Gea; Ercheng Zhu; Juan B. Gáldiz; Norman Comtois; Igor Salazkin; José Antonio Fiz; Alejandro Grassino

2009-01-01

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[Parenting Information: Drugs. Informacion Para los Padres: Sobre las Drojas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These two booklets provide basic information about drugs and drug abuse and are part of a series of 22 booklets, designed specifically to help parents understand their children and help them to learn. "Let's Talk about Drug Abuse," (booklet #18), reviews foreign substances or drugs young people are often exposed to (i.e., tobacco, alcohol,…

Moreno, Steve

52

La incidencia de las transferencias del gobierno en la distribucion de la renta en Estados Unidos: 1981-2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo trata de evaluar la influencia redistributiva que han ejercido las transferencias públicas realizadas bajo las cinco administraciones que han gobernado en EE.UU. en el periodo 1980-2000. Tras repasar la literatura reciente sobre el tema, se definen dos conceptos de Renta Doméstica que permiten distinguir entre los Ingresos Propios y las transferencias aportadas por el gobierno. A continuación, se

E. Palazuelos

2004-01-01

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Anomalías de los Mercados Financieros. Análisis de las Empresas Gallegas que cotizan en el Mercado de Renta Variable  

Microsoft Academic Search

El análisis de los resultados económicos de principios del siglo apuntan a una desaceleración de las economías europeas, particularmente la alemana , cuyos efectos adversos también se han reflejado en la Economía Española. En particular, en los mercados financieros se ha constatado una evolución muy irregular, si bien la situación de España respecto a otros mercados de acciones desarrollados, ocupa

Lucy Amigo Dobaño

2006-01-01

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Sobre las edades de las componentes del sistema PSR B1855+09  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last few years several low-mass white dwarfs (helium white dwarfs, He WD) have been detected as companions to millisecond pulsars. In this kind of systems, pulsar emission is activated by mass transfer episodes, which also lead to the formation of the He WD, thus if we set the zero age point at the end of this mass loss transfer episodes, the ages of both objects should be the same. In this sense, PSR B1855+09 system casts some doubts about the correctness of theoretical white dwarf models. The age of the pulsar inferred from its spin-down rate is 5 Gyr. However, existing determination of the mass of the white dwarf companion of this system and recent optical detection of it, which has allowed to infer its effective temperature, have led to an estimative age of 10 Gyr for the white dwarf. Noteworthly, available theoretical calculations used to infer the cooling age of the He WDs, neglect element diffusion. In this work, we present evolutionary calculations for He WDs taking into account the effects of gravitational settling, and chemical and thermal diffusion in a self consistent way, and in particular we use the results to determine cooling ages for He WDs. We find that models within the mass range 0.19 <= M/Msolar <= 0.41 suffer from diffusion-induced thermonuclear flashes, during which an appreciable amount of the hydrogen of the envelope is burnt. Only after the hydrogen envelope has been reduced enough so as not to be able to produce another thermonuclear flash, He WD models evolve towards their final cooling track. During this evolutionary stage, cooling rate is determined by whether stable hydrogen burning is relevant or not. We find that diffusion-induced thermonuclear flashes reduce the hydrogen envelope so as to prevent stable hydrogen burning from being an appreciable source of energy for the models, which are then forced to a rapid cooling. In this way, expected ages for these objects are drastically reduced when compared to the case in which diffusion is neglected (as these models predict thick hydrogen envelopes and thus, a cooling stage dominated by stable hydrogen burning). In particular, we find for the white dwarf companion to PSR B1855+09 an age of 4±2 Gyr, which is in very good agreement with the spin-down age of this pulsar and also shows that the age discrepancy previously found is due to an oversimplification in the physical ingredients of theoretical models.

Serenelli, A. M.; Althaus, L. G.; Benvenuto, O. G.

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Consideraciones clínicas sobre la resorción radicular externa por impactación dentaria  

Microsoft Academic Search

La resorción externa por presión (RREP) consiste en una pérdida de tejido dentinario y cementario de las raíces dentarias que se origina a nivel del ligamento periodontal, ocasionada por presiones prolongadas y mantenidas sobre la raíz. Presentamos tres casos con diferente repercusión y tratamiento. Según el distinto grado de afecta­ ción se describe y clasifica el tratamiento de RREP a

Martínez Lozano MA; Forner Navarro L; Sánchez Cortés JL

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Consecuencias del efecto Bullwhip según distintas estrategias de gestión de la cadena de suministro: modelado y simulación = Bullwhip Effect Consequences according to Different Supply Chain Management Strategies: Modelling and Simulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

El efecto Bullwhip es uno de los principales causantes de las inestabilidades en el proceso de gestión de demanda que se producen a lo largo de la cadena de suministro. El presente artículo expone un modelo capaz de recrear diferentes escenarios para la gestión de demanda en una cadena de suministro determinada, con independencia del número de niveles definidos en

Francisco Campuzano Bolarín; Francisco Cruz Lario Esteban; Lorenzo Ros McDonnell

2008-01-01

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Mejoramiento de la gestión logística de las empresas afi liadas a Acoplásticos: diagnóstico y recomendaciones  

Microsoft Academic Search

El artículo presenta los resultados, diagnóstico, conclusiones y recomendaciones correspondientes a la investigación sobre las principales actividades logísticas de las empresas afi liadas a Acoplásticos, con énfasis en el sector de empaques y envases. Se realizó un estudio durante cerca de 10 meses, aprobado por la Asociación Colombiana de Industrias Plásticas (Acoplásticos) y con el apoyo fi nanciero de la

Fabio Novoa Rojas; Pilar Sepúlveda Calderón

2008-01-01

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COMBATE DE LA PUDRICION PEDU.NCULAR DEL MANGO CAUSADA POR Botryodiplodia theobromae PAT. MEDIANTE EL MANTENIMIENTO DE LOS PEDICELOS Y EL DESLECHADO SOBRE LAMINAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se detennino el efecto de hacer el desle- Cultural practices to control of mango chado de frutos de mango en el suelo y sobre una stem-end rot caused by Botryodiplodia theo- lamina de hierro galvanizado (lamina de zinc), bromaes Pat. The following practices were eva- eliminando 0 dejando el pedunculo para ambos luated for the control of stem-end rot of

Eugenia Gonzalez; Gerardina Umana; Luis Felipe Arauz

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NCI Anuncia Contribuciones para Incrementar Acceso de Minorías a Información sobre el Cáncer  

Cancer.gov

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI) anunció este mes una variedad de contribuciones que totalizan casi 1 millón de dólares para ayudar a desarrollar la investigación y programas para comprender y finalmente romper la División Digital que existe en muchas poblaciones minoritarias para el acceso y uso de la información sobre el cáncer disponible en la Internet. Las contribuciones son un esfuerzo del Servicio de Información sobre el Cáncer (CIS), dependiente de la NCI, para trabajar con grupos y organizaciones regionales para el control del cáncer para probar estrategias destinadas a aumentar las comunicaciones sobre el cáncer en comunidades deficientemente atendidas

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La jerarquía de efectos clísica de alta involucraciín para la comprensión de la conducta de reciclaje considerando los valores de los consumidores  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen  El presente trabajo tiene por objeto estimar y seleccionar el modelo con jerarquía de efectos clásica que mejor represente\\u000a el comportamiento de reciclado del consumidor y, posteriormente, profundizar en las particularidades que este modelo muestra\\u000a en función de tres valores: el colectivismo, el materialismo y el logro. Los resultados del trabajo empírico ponen de manifiesto\\u000a la validez de este modelo

Gonzalo DíaznMeneses; Asunción Beerli Palacio

2004-01-01

61

EFECTO DE LA DENSIDAD DE SIEMBRA SOBRE EL RENDIMIENTO Y CALIDAD DEL FORRAJE DE MAÍZ1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of plant density on yield and quality of corn fodder. The experiment was condunted at the Alfredo Volio Mata Experimental Station of the University of Costa Rica, located at 1542 meters above sea level. The purpose was to determine the effect of plant density on total forage mass and the nutritive value of corn. Three diferent plant distances we-

Jorge Elizondo; Carlos Boschini

62

EFECTOS SOBRE LA ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR DE LA TERAPIA HORMONAL DE REEMPLAZO EN LA MUJER CLIMATERICA: ACTUALIZACION  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY EFFECTS ON CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN CLIMATERIC WOMAN The reason of this review is that when being coronary heart disease (CHD) the main cause of morbility and mortality in 65 years older women from west countries (45 % of the deaths) and to exist controversy in the prescription of the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for primary and

Luis Daniel Navarro

63

EL AMBIENTE Y LA CULTURA ORGANIZACIONAL, ELEMENTOS PRESENTE EN LOS SISTEMAS DE GESTIÓN DE LA INFORMACIÓN EN LAS ORGANIZACIONES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se exponen algunos conceptos sobre gestión de la información desde la perspectiva de diversos autores. Se definen ambiente y cultura organizacional en el contexto de las organizaciones y se analiza su influencia en los procesos de gestión de la información.

Esther Paredes Esponda

2012-01-01

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Los índices de mortalidad por cáncer de pulmón siguen bajando y contribuyen a reducción de índices generales de muertes por cáncer; Informe Anual a la Nación tiene una sección especial de los efectos de otras enfermedades en la supervivencia de pacientes  

Cancer.gov

El Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer (1975 a 2010), mostró un descenso más acelerado que en años anteriores de los índices de mortalidad por cáncer de pulmón. También contiene una sección especial que destaca los efectos significativos que tienen otras enfermedades en la supervivencia de pacientes con cáncer.

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Orientación al mercado y performance en las organizaciones públicas. Un estudio en el ámbito de los gobiernos locales españoles  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo posee como finalidad vincular los estudios de orientación al mercado desde el ámbito del marketing, con las propuestas de reforma y modernización desde los ámbitos administrativo y político. La orientación al mercado en las organizaciones empresariales, sus antecedentes y consecuencias, constituyen un tema ampliamente investigado en el ámbito empresarial. Sobre la base del análisis de estos trabajos

Amparo Crevera Taulet

2004-01-01

66

Las Vegas Strip History  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by amateur cultural historian Deanna DeMatteo, this site offers "the most detailed history of the Las Vegas Strip on the Internet today," showing in words and graphics the evolution of the properties on the Strip from its beginning to the present. Drawing on materials provided by publications, professional Las Vegas historians, and the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, DeMatteo offers a detailed, noncommercial history with plenty of photographs (many archival) of the strip from the first night club in 1930 named Pair O Dice to the first true casino hotel, El Rancho with 63 rooms in 1941, to Hilton's giant Paris Las Vegas opening earlier this Fall with 2,914 rooms. There is also a special topics section, covering people significant in the strip's development, such as Warren "Doc" Bayley and Howard Hughes. Launched in August, the Website is continually updated with new material. Note: to reach table of contents, click on the photograph at end of the homepage.

Dematteo, Deanna.

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Gobierno corporativo y factores determinantes del cambio de auditoria en las empresas no financieras espa¤olas  

Microsoft Academic Search

En el presente trabajo analizamos el efecto de dos mecanismos de gobierno corporativo como son el consejo de administraci¢n y la comisi¢n de auditor¡a en la decisi¢n de cambio de auditor. Partiendo de una muestra que incluye todas las empresas no financieras cotizadas en el mercado continuo espa¤ol, hemos analizado los 46 cambios de auditor que se han producido entre

2009-01-01

68

Patrones locales de cambio globales: efectos de la emigración en el cambio de uso de suelo en el centro de México. El caso de la cuenca del Lago de Cuitzeo, México  

Microsoft Academic Search

En la actualidad existen notables desplazamientos de personas, ocasionados por la pobreza, las guerras, la degradación del medio ambiente, etc., en el planeta más de 125 millones de seres humanos viven fuera de sus países de origen. En este trabajo se describen las implicaciones de la migración sobre el cambio de cobertura y uso del terreno. El caso de estudio

Erna López; Gerardo Bocco

2007-01-01

69

Las aglomeraciones productivas alrededor de la minería: el caso de la minera Yanacocha S.A  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente es un estudio de caso de la aglomeración productiva generada a raíz de la puesta en marcha del proyecto minero Yanacocha ubicado en Cajamarca. El concepto de aglomeración o cluster industrial se basa sobre el supuesto de que las distintas actividades económicas no se desarrollan aisladamente, sino que, por el contrario, el crecimiento de una de ellas impulsa

Juana R. Kuramoto

2000-01-01

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Determinantes de la mortalidad y la prevalencia de enfermedades diarreicas agudas en menores de cinco años en Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo analiza los efectos que sobre la salud de los niños menores de cinco años tienen las características sanitarias de sus viviendas en Colombia. Específicamente, se consideran los impactos de estos factores sobre la mortalidad y la prevalencia de enfermedades diarreicas agudas (EDA). Así mismo, se estima la influencia del origen racial sobre las condiciones de salud de los

Mauricio Rodriguez Gomez

2012-01-01

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EMPACT: THE LAS VEGAS INTERAGENCY PILOT PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

ENPACT: The Las Vegas Interagency Pilot Project The Las Vegas Interagency Pilot Project of the EMPACT program has involved eleven efforts. These efforts are described in brief on the poster presentation. They include: Las Vegas Environmental Monitoring Inventory, the Qual...

72

Cálculo de una losa de pavimento apoyada en toda su extensión sobre una base granular con carga de esquina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se desarrolla el cálculo de un losa firme de hormigón apoyada sobre una base granular de módulo de reacción ?.\\u000aEl método ideado para este cálculo se basa en suponer las ecuaciones dadas por la elasticidad, válidas a cierta\\u000adistancia de los puntos de aplicación de las cargas (hipótesis de Saint-Venant), considerando un estado de\\u000adeformación cilíndrica. Para aplicar dichas

Javier Jenaro Mac-Lennan

1970-01-01

73

Efecto del Personal Estéreo en la Audición para las Altas Frecuencias EFFECT OF A PERSONAL STEREO ON HIGH FREQUENCIES HEARING  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was carried out with the objective of knowing habits of use of a personal stereo and determine if it affects high frequencies hear- ing, producing a decrease of hearing thresholds and whose magni- tude would be directly related to the time of use of such devices. The study consisted in the application of a survey to a group

Ana María; Salazar B; Liliana Vásquez L; Pamela Díaz F; Náyade Ramírez O; Fresia Solís F

74

El efecto del cloruro de N-cetilpiridina sobre la absorción de un colorante reactivo sobre Leacril. Potencial zeta y termodinámica de absorción  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nous avons entrepis des recherches de type expérimentel sur l'absorption et le potentiel de flux de Remazol Blue R (RBB-R) avec des fibres Leacril traitées et non traitées avec 10^-3 M de chlorure de N-cétylpyridine (N-CP-CI). Les modèles de faisceaux capillaires utilisés sont ceux de Goring et Mason, Biefer et Mason, et Chang et Roberston. Le comportement qualitatif du potential

Manuel Espinosa Jiménez; Alfonso Ontiveros Ortega; E. Giménez Martín

1970-01-01

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Sobre el estado evolutivo de ? Pictoris  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Desde el descubrimiento de fuertes excesos infrarrojos en ? Pictoris, esta estrella ha sido muy estudiada y es considerada candidata a poseer un sistema planetario propio. ? Pic está rodeada de un disco asimétrico de polvo que se observa de canto y que esta vacío a distancias <= 40 AU. Esto se considera una fuerte evidencia en favor de la presencia de (al menos) un planeta gigante. Recientemente se han observado líneas de material circunestelar que se han interpretado como consecuencia de la caída de objetos cometarios sobre esta estrella. Recientemente se ha utilizado la existencia del disco de polvo para atribuir una edad corta (pre - secuencia principal) a ?Pic. Sin embargo, la evaporación de estos cometas provee suficiente polvo como para explicar la presencia del disco observado sin necesidad de edades cortas. En este trabajo mostramos que la comparación entre la tasa de impactos cometarios estimada en el Sistema Solar para diferentes etapas de su evolución y los datos observados en ? Pic indica edades avanzadas para ? Pic. Esta estimación debe tomarse con cautela ya que depende de la estructura de los sistemas planetarios. Además mostramos que, desde el punto de vista de la evolución estelar y con las incertezas presentes en la luminosidad y la temperatura efectiva, existe un continuo de edades posible para ? Pic. Sin embargo, empleando los datos provenientes de los flujos cometarios encontramos que una edad prolongada es consistente con ambos tratamientos.

Brunini, A.; Benvenuto, O. G.

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Efecto de la radiacion ionizante sobre el genoma de drosophila melanogaster. (Radiation effects on the Drosophila melanogaster genome).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

When DNA of living beings has been damaged, the cells show different responses depending on their physiological state. Repair mechanisms can be classified into two groups: constitutive which are always present in the cells and inductible, which must be st...

C. Arceo-Maldonado

1989-01-01

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Efecto del Potencial Sobre la Corrosión Bajo Tensión de Latón - ? en Soluciones De NaNo2  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of the electrode potential, solution pH and copper alloy content on the stress corrosion cracking susceptibility and crack propagation rate of ?- brass in 1M NaNO2 solution have been studied. The materials tested were pure copper (99.99%) and ?-brasses with the following nominal compositions (wt %):.63Cu-37Zn; 70Cu-30Zn; 80Cu-20Zn; 90Cu- 10Zn. Stress corrosion cracking susceptibility was determined by means

M. Graciela Alvarez; Patricia Lapitz; Silvia Fernandez; José R. Galvele

78

EFECTO DE LA APLICACIÓN DE RESIDUOS ORGÁNICOS SOBRE EL CULTIVO DEL MAÍZ EN SUELOS DEGRADADOS DEL ESTADO YARACUY, VENEZUELA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of applications of organic residues on maize performance in two soils of Yaracuy State, Venezuela The intense land cultivation for maize cropping on the last 50 years in Yaracuy State, Venezuela, caused an accelerated soil degradation expressed by loss of soil organic matter and crop productivity. With the objective of improving those parameters, the use of organic residues were

Isabel Arrieche; Orlando Mora

2005-01-01

79

Estudio de los efectos de la ayuda al desarrollo sobre el comportamiento fiscal de los gobiernos en Centroamérica  

Microsoft Academic Search

Desde su aparición, el papel y la efectividad de la ayuda al desarrollo ha sido una cuestión muy debatida tanto por la comunidad científica como por otras esferas de la sociedad, políticos, técnicos y evidentemente, la población civil. Pese al notable descenso en los flujos de ayuda internacional durante la última década del siglo pasado, esta vía de financiación sigue

Mariola Gozalo Delgado

2006-01-01

80

Efecto del glicerol sobre la catálisis por fosfatasa ácida de bajo peso molecular de hígado de alpaca (Lama pacos)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To determine the effect of glycerol on hydrolisis of p-nitrophenyl phosphate at pH 5,0 by low molecular weight acid phosphatase from alpaca liver. Design: Experimental analytical study. Setting: Biochemistry and Nutrition Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Materials: Disodic p-nitrophenyl phosphate salt, glacial acetic acid, glycerol, tricloroacetic acid, sulfuric acid, ammonium molibdate,

Emilio Guija; Fernando Arauco; Hielke Haak-Mares; Mercedes Soberón

2007-01-01

81

EFECTO DEL PACLOBUTRAZOL Y LOS NITRATOS DE POTASIO Y CALCIO SOBRE EL DESARROLLO DEL MANGO 'TOMMY ATKINS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effect of paclobutrazol and nitrates of potasium and calcium on the development of the mango 'Tommy Atkins' Effects of paclobutrazol, nitrates of potassium (KNO3) and calcium (Ca(NO3)2) on the growth and development of mango 'Tommy Atkins' were studied. Four-year old trees grafted on mango 'Hilacha', spaced 8 m x 4 m, were used under a completely randomized design with a

Katiuska Cárdenas; Eybar Rojas

82

NCI en el congreso de ASCO: Breve reseña de los resultados de investigaciones sobre cánceres en mujeres  

Cancer.gov

En el congreso anual de la Sociedad Americana de Oncología Clínica (ASCO) 2014 celebrado en junio en Chicago, se destacaron los resultados de varios estudios clínicos patrocinados por el NCI sobre cánceres en la mujer. En su conjunto, estos resultados representan avances importantes en nuestra comprensión de cómo tratar estas enfermedades y mejorar las vidas de quienes se ven afectadas por ellas.

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Perspectivas de las mujeres maltratadas sobre la violencia de pareja en México  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To identify personal, cultural, and institutional factors that hinder the solution to domestic violence. Ma- terial and Methods. In Quintana Roo, Coahuila, and Mex- ico City, 26 in-depth interviews with women currently suffering from intimate partner violence and others who had already found a solution were carried out, between May and November 2003. Results. Among women's explana- tions to

Carolina Agoff; Ari Rajsbaum; Cristina Herrera

2006-01-01

84

Diseño metodológico de la Encuesta Nacional sobre Violencia contra las Mujeres en México  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To describe the methodology, the research de- signs used, the estimation and sample selection, variable definitions, collection instruments, and operative design and analytical procedures for the National Survey Violence Against Women in Mexico. Material and Methods. A com- plex (two-step) cross-sectional study was designed and the qualitative design was carried out using in-depth interviews and participant observation in health

Gustavo Olaiz; Aurora Franco; Oswaldo Palma; Carlos Echarri; Rosario Valdez; Cristina Herrera

2006-01-01

85

Diseño metodológico dela Encuesta Nacional sobre Violencia contra las Mujeres en México  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Objective. To describe the methodology, the research de- signs used, the estimation and sample selection, variable definitions, collection instruments, and operative design and analytical procedures ,for the National Survey Violence Against Women,in Mexico. Material and Methods. A com- plex (two-step) cross-sectional study was designed and the qualitative design was carried out using in-depth interviews and participant observation,in health,care units.

Gustavo Olaiz; Aurora Franco; Lic en Tr Soc; Oswaldo Palma; Carlos Echarri; en Demografía; M en Antrop; Cristina Herrera

86

Incidencia de los tipos del mercado monetario sobre los precios de las operaciones bancarias  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within a global frame leading to the elaboration of an interest rate risk pricing model applicable to financial institutions which takes the basis risk into account, the current paper analyses the long-term impact of the most representative Spanish monetary market interest rates variations over the interest rates offered by financial institutions. With that purpose, Johansen’s cointegration methodology is applied by

Cristóbal González Baixauli; Román Ferrer

1998-01-01

87

Evite los Conceptos Erróneos cuando Enseñe sobre las Plantas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The resource is useful for teacher's professional development by alerting educators to many plant misconceptions in teaching literature. In the thought provoking, peer reviewed resource fifty misconceptions are identified. Some misconceptions are easier to identify because they are oversimplifications, overgeneralizations, or misidentifications. Others are more difficult to identify because they are obsolete concepts and terms or flawed research.

David R. Hershey (biology education consultant;)

2005-05-01

88

FUNCIÓN SOCIAL DE LAS LÁGRIMAS: UNA INDAGACIÓN EMPÍRICA SOBRE LOS TIPOS DE LLANTO EMOCIONAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human emotional interchange implicates expression\\/recognition of emotions. The human face is a conspicuous place to express\\/read emotion. Certain emotions associate with emotional tearing, differentiable from basal and reflex tearing. Murube, Murube and Murube (1999) classified emotional tearing in requesting- and offering -help. The validity of that typology was evaluated using faces of people of both sexes crying because of their

OSCAR SIERRA FITZGERALD; BEATRIZ E. MEJÍA CONSTAÍN

89

Terapias adyuvantes y neoadyuvantes para el cáncer de seno  

Cancer.gov

Hoja informativa que explica las terapias adyuvantes (tratamiento que se administra además de la terapia primaria para aumentar la posibilidad de supervivencia a largo plazo) y las neoadyuvantes (terapia que se administra antes de la terapia principal). Contiene información sobre los efectos secundarios y sobre los riesgos y beneficios de estas terapias.

90

El Efecto Silenciador de la Libertad de Expresión  

Microsoft Academic Search

La Iibertad de expresion ha sido siempre una cuesrion de gran interes para los juristas escadounidenses. No es una excepcion que ahora tambien lo sea. Aunque los asuntos han cambiado-de la amenaza comunisca y fa subversion a la pornografia, el discurso de odio (etnico, sexisca, etcetera) y los financiamientos de campana-las divisiones y pasiones que estos provocan, son parecidas a

Owen M Fiss

1996-01-01

91

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As part of the PBS series American Experience, this well-designed siteexplores the history and idiosyncrasies of Las Vegas. The film, andaccompanying book, which the web site is based on will both be availablethis fall (the film airs in November on PBS), and the site certainlywhets viewers appetites for both. A nice range of information iscovered on the site which includes everything from information aboutNevada's nuclear testing in the fifties, to Rat Pack reminiscences and ofcourse, wedding photos. If you'd like to share your own Vegas weddingtale there is an interactive portion of the site dedicated to the topic.Packed with time lines, a teacher's guide, maps and much more this site(and film and book by the same name) are worthy of attention.

2005-01-01

92

Correlación entre la estructura de bandas y las propiedades físicas de óxidos cerámicos de estructura perovskita con metales de transición (I): Propiedades de conducción electrónica  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este artículo se revisa los principales modelos teóricos, que pretenden dar una explicación sobre las propiedades de con- ducción electrónica de óxidos cerámicos con estructura perovskita, que incluyen en la posición B metales de transición del primer período (Fe, Co, Ni, Mn), en conexión con su estructura de bandas y el carácter de sus electrones más externos, así como

L. SÁNCHEZ; J. R. JURADO

93

On the design of LAS spreading codes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A family of large area synchronised (LAS) codes is studied, which exhibits a so-called interference free window (IFW), where both the intersymbol interference (ISI) and the multiple user interference (MAI) are suppressed, provided that the relative time offset of the codes is within the IFW. Hence, LAS codes have the potential of increasing the capacity of CDMA networks. However, a

Byoung-Jo Choi; Lajos Hanzo

2002-01-01

94

Como Promover el Exito de las Ninas y las Minorias en las Ciencias y en las Matematicas. Para Padres/sobre Padres (How To Promote the Science and Mathematics Achievement of Females and Minorities. For Parents/about Parents).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some minority and female students traditionally have not been given the help they need to enroll and succeed in mathematics and science classes. Now, however, various approaches are available to give these students the extra attention they need. Parents can help children develop an interest in science and mathematics by: (1) identifying role…

Schwartz, Wendy

95

Revisão sistemática sobre obesidade em adolescentes brasileiros  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - O propósito deste estudo foi revisar, de forma sistemática, a literatura nacional sobre a prevalência e fatores associados à obesidade em adolescentes. A busca foi realizada nas bases de dados Pubmed e Bireme, através dos descritores: \\

Rafael Miranda Tassitano; Maria Cecília Marinho Tenório; Pedro C Hallal

96

Efectos heterogéneos del trabajo infantil en la adquisición de habilidades cognitivas  

Microsoft Academic Search

El estudio se ocupa de los efectos heterogéneos del trabajo en la formación de capital humano a través de una definición amplia de trabajo que incluye toda actividad asociada a responsabilidades no escolares. Dada la variedad de responsabilidades asumidas por niños y adolescentes peruanos, se toma en cuenta dos criterios para clasificar los diferentes tipos de trabajo: el tipo de

Carmen Ponce

2012-01-01

97

Efectos derivados de la puesta en pr ctica del marketing de relaciones en los servicios profesionales  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo del presente trabajo es identificar la influencia sobre el consumidor y sobre el resultado empresarial de dos dimensiones b sicas de los servicios profesionales: la dimensi¢n formal o calidad del servicio prestado y la dimensi¢n informal o interacci¢n personal con el cliente. Sobre la base te¢rica del marketing de relaciones, se analiza c¢mo influyen los aspectos formales e

Paolo Freire de Carvalho Filho; Carmen Camarero Izquierdo

2003-01-01

98

Manejo de las areas verdes urbanas  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente documento (ENV-109) busca dar al lector una base sólida sobre los beneficios, retos y enfoque para el desarrollo de programas sostenibles de manejo de áreas verdes urbanas. El objetivo es abarcar los elementos más importantes que deben ser considerados a la hora de iniciar los proyectos. Se incluye una variedad de estudios de casos de toda América Latina

Mark Sorensen; Valerie Barzetti; Kari Keipi; John R. Williams

1998-01-01

99

EFECTO GENOTÓxICO DEL DICROMATO DE POTASIO EN ERITROCITOS DE SANGRE PERIFéRICA DE Oreochromis niloticus (TILAPIA)  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN Existen múltiples reportes del efecto genotóxico y cancerígeno del cromo VI, los seres humanos tenemos una permanente exposición a este elemento. Objetivos. Evidencias la genotoxicidad del dicromato de potasio utilizando como sistema biológico a Oreochromis niloticus \\

Zulita Prieto; Julio León-Incio; Carlos Quijano-Jara; Radigud Fernández; Edgardo Polo-Benites; Roger Vallejo-Rodríguez; Luis Villegas-Sanchez

100

Las acciones preventivas y de mejora en el contexto de las organizaciones empresariales  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se presenta una herramienta que facilita el control de las acciones preventivas y de mejora en organizaciones que tienen implantado, o pretenden implantar, el sistema de dirección y gestión empresarial, y como parte de este los sistemas de seguridad y salud en el trabajo, calidad, competencia del laboratorio de calibración y ambiental. La mejora es un requisito establecido en las

Rossio Coya Cáceres; Martín Alberto Ayala López; Iosvani Segura Leyva

2011-01-01

101

SOBRE LA FRACTURA DEL TEJIDO ÓSEO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. En este trabajo se presentan dos modelos para la predicción de fracturas óseas debidas respectivamente a sobrecargas no fisiológicas y a cargas fisiológicas actuantes sobre un tejido degradado. En lo que se refiere al primero, se plantea un criterio de fractura desde un punto de vista de Mecánica de Medios Continuos, es decir, macroscópico, pero incluyendo la dependencia de

M Doblaré; J. M García-Aznar; M. J. Gómez-Benito

102

Comprendiendo las Negociaciones Comerciales Agrícolas de EE.UU.: Un Breve Análisis de las Fuerzas Políticas y Económicas que Moldearán las Posiciones de EE.UU. ante la OMC y en el Área de Libre Comercio de las Américas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo examina algunas de las fuerzas políticas y económicas, y las posibles interacciones entre ellas, que moldearán las posiciones de negociación actuales de EE.UU. en la OMC y el ALCA. La discusión se enfocará en tres temas: el papel de la política en el desarrollo de las políticas agrícolas domésticas, el enfoque concentrado del sector agrícola norteamericano ante la

Dale E. Hathaway

2002-01-01

103

LAS Language Arts Supplement, English. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of over 100 games and activities is intended to increase oral proficiency among Spanish-speaking children without requiring reading skills. The collection grew out of the desire to provide remedies for specific linguistic weaknesses in English as identified by the Language Assessment Scales (LAS). Because tongue twisters, riddles…

DeAvila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

104

Las Políticas Neoliberales y la cuestión Territorial  

Microsoft Academic Search

La profunda crisis del capitalismo y las políticas creadas tendientes a contrarrestarla han colocado en primer plano y como elementos determinantes de ésta, a los procesos económicos en su relación dialéctica con la política y el Estado. La cuestión regional y urbana ha sido considerada secundaria dada la sobrevaloración otorgada a otros procesos políticos, sociales y culturales examinados sin considerar

Emilio Pradilla Cobos

1990-01-01

105

EVALUACIÓN DEL CRECIMIENTO Y PRODUCCIÓN DE Pleurotus ostreatus SOBRE DIFERENTES RESIDUOS AGROINDUSTRIALES DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE CUNDINAMARCA EVALUATION OF GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF Pleurotus ostreatus ON DIFFERENT AGROINDUSTRIALS WASTES OF CUNDINAMARCA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Se llevó a cabo la evaluación del cultivo de Pleurotus ostreatus, para determinar el residuo sobre el cual este hongo genera mejor crecimiento y producción. Los sustratos evaluados fueron residuos agroindustriales del departamento de Cundinamarca (capacho de uchuva, cáscara de arveja y tusa de maíz); teniendo como sustrato control el aserrín de roble. Las mezclas a evaluar fueron empacadas

Claudia López-Rodríguez; Ricardo Hernández-Corredor; Christian Suárez-Franco; Marta Borrero; Facultad de Ciencias

2008-01-01

106

EFECTO DE LA AMILORIDA Y SU DERIVADO DICLOROBENZAMIL SOBRE LA AURICULA AISLADA DEL ACURE (Cavia porcellus): INTERACCION CON OTRAS MANIOBRAS INOTROPICAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The inotropic and chronotropic effects of Amiloride (AMI) and Dichloro-benzamil Amiloride (DBC-AMI) were studied on the guinea pig isolated atria, also, the interaction between these drugs and Beta-methyl-Digoxin (BM-DIGO), epinephrine and low extracellular potassium (1 mM). AMI (10 M) has a negative chronotropic and positive inotropic effects, not dependent on the autonomic system. DCB-AMI has a bimodal effect on the

M. Padrón-Nieves; C. Alfonso; V. Lamanna; M. Pérez-González

107

ANÁLISIS ESPECTRAL (3D) ELECTROENCEFALOGRÁFICO DE LOS EFECTOS DE LA INHALACIÓN DE COMPUESTOS ORGÁNICOS VOLÁTILES INDUSTRIALES SOBRE EL SUEÑO Y LA ATENCIÓN EN EL HUMANO  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY A series of clinical observations have confirmed the presence of drastic alterations on the wake-sleep cycle associated with indus- trial solvent inhalation. The psychotropic effects of these substances embrace a diversity of functions in humans, such as the capacity to attend to, and respond with readiness, to the environmental stimulus; besides it affects the capacity to estimate time. The

Adrián Martínez; Gustavo Luna; José María Calvo; Alejandro Valdés-Cruz; Victor Magdaleno-Madrigal; Rodrigo Fernández-Mas; David Martínez; Augusto Fernández-Guardiola

2002-01-01

108

Estudio comparativo entre dos fuentes alimentarias aportadoras de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados n-3 y su efecto sobre el timo y el perfil lipídico de ratas  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY. Comparative study between two different sources of n-3 poliunsaturated fatty acids and it effect on thymus and lipid profile in rats. In the present paper we analyzed the effect caused by different recovery diets enriched with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA n-3) on thymus and serum lipid pattern. Severe depleted weanling Wistar rats (D) were divided in three groups

Inés Fernandez; Anabel N. Pallaro; Nora H. Slobodianik

2007-01-01

109

EFECTO RESIDUAL DE LA ROCA FOSFÓRICA DE RIECITO MODIFICADA POR CALCINACIÓN O ACIDULACIÓN SOBRE PLANTAS DE MAÍZ EN SUELOS CON NIVEL VARIABLE DE CALCIO1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Residual effect of acidulated or burnt Riecito phosphoric rock on maize grown in soils with variable levels of calcium With the purpose of evaluating the residual effect of phosphoric rock from Riecito (Venezuela) treated with vinaza or high temperatures, three successive crops of corn, used as indicative plant, were grown in an acid soil (pH 3.7) whitewashed up to pH

Shirley M. Fernández; Carlos A. Meza

2004-01-01

110

Efecto del quitosán de alto peso molecular y del alginato de sodio sobre la hidrofobicidad y adhesión de Candida albicans a células  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the present paper is to evaluate the effect of the high molecular weight chitosan (HMWC) and of sodium alginate (NaAL) on surface hydrophobicity of Candida albicans and on adhesion of the yeast to epithelial cells and fibroblasts of different proceeding. For this study, a collection strain and seven isolates of C. albicans from saliva (patients with denture

Ana Isabel Azcurra; Silvina Ruth Barembaum; María Alejandra Bojanich; Silvia Edith Calamari; Javier Aguilar; Luis José Battellino; Susana Tereza Dorronsoro

111

Más Conceptos Erróneos a Evitar en la Enseñanza sobre las Plantas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The resource is useful for teacher's professional development by alerting educators to many plant misconceptions in teaching literature. In the thought provoking, peer reviewed resource fifty misconceptions are identified. Some misconceptions are easier to identify because they are oversimplifications, overgeneralizations, or misidentifications. Others are more difficult to identify because they are obsolete concepts and terms or flawed research.

David Hershey (biology education consultant;)

2006-04-01

112

Influencia de las técnicas de ahorro energético sobre la saturación de oxígeno en paciente con EPOC portador de oxígeno líquido  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the case of a 76-year-old male diagnosed of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in chronic respiratory insufficiency phases with home oxygen-therapy criteria, carrier of a portable oxygen therapy system. During exercise he presented desaturation that seriously limited all of his daily life activities. The patient was included in a respiratory rehabilitation program consisting of health care education,

M. Molleda-Marzo; R. Coll-Artés; M. T. Pascual-Soria; H. Prieto-Arce

2008-01-01

113

Las formas circunscritas de histoplasmosis pulmonar (Histoplasmomas)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen  Se refieren 12 casos de lesiones nodulares circunscritas del pulmón causados por elHistoplasma capsulatum (Histoplasmomas), obtenidos por resecciones pulmonares en personas de ambos sexos entre 10 y 72 años de edad. El diagnóstico\\u000a histo-patológico se realizó aplicando el método de coloración deGömöri modificado porGrocott.\\u000a \\u000a Las pruebas de sensibilidad cutáneas y serológicas resultaron positivas para histoplasmosis. Los cultivos de los especímenes

Alberto Angulo-Ortega

1961-01-01

114

Caracterización de las Diatomitas de Río Seco  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen: La existencia de diatomita en la zona de R'o Seco (Piura, Perœ), ha llevado a los autores a realizar un estudio de sus propiedades f'sicas, qu'micas y mineral—gicas, con el objeto de determinar sus principales usos y aplicaciones. Para ello se han utilizado las t?cnicas de an‡lisis convencional, as' como microscop'a —ptica y electr—nica, difracci—n de rayos X y

J. RODRÍGUEZ LICHTENHELDT; J. LOREDO; L. FELIPE VERDEJA; J. GARCÍA IGLESIAS; J. SANCHO MARTÍNEZ

115

Stratigraphic Units in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using 25 well logs, 15 of which also had accompanying geophysical and aquifer test data were used to describe and establish three alloformations including the Tule Spring and Paradise Valley Alloformations and four aquiformations, the most well defined being, the Las Vegas Springs Aquiformation, in the west central part of the bolson (Donovan, 1996), primarily in Township 20 South, Range 60 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian (MDBLM), with the stratotypes designated in T20S, R61E S31 MDBLM (36° 9'59.89"N 115°11'26.34"W). The allostratigraphic units were developed using the recommendations in the North American Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature (NACSN, 1983 and 2005). The hydrostratigraphic units were developed following the recommendations of Seaber (1992). The units constitute the bulk of the upper 500 meter section. Twenty additional wells in the same geographic area, drilled and completed between 1995 and 2005 with detailed geologic and hydrologic information provided confirmation of these units. The proposed stratigraphic units are not part of either, and are located between, the two previously named and non-contiguous formations in the bolson (the Miocene Muddy Creek Formation and the late Pleistocene Las Vegas Formation) (Longwell et al 1965). Las Vegas Valley contains a metropolitan area of approximately two million people. The deeper part of the alluvial basin below 300 ft below ground surface is of interest for supply and storage. The shallower part is of interest for water quality and the interaction between the ground water system and engineered structures.

Donovan, D.

2013-12-01

116

VIOLACIÓN ABSOLUTA ECONÓMICA DE LAS LEYES BANCARIAS DEL BANCO CENTRAL, ESO SI: RESPETANDO LAS LEYES BANCARIAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hola, me he quedado sorprendido a más no poder, al ver un texto informativo de valor incalculable, sobre el sistema bancario y el dinero: su creación, su préstamo, su gestión, etc., en concreto me refiero al texto perteneciente al manual básico de economía EMVI.

David Sánchez Palacios

2010-01-01

117

Las estrategias de promocion y prevencion en el Modelo Integral de Atencion en Salud - Trienio 2003-2006, Tabasco, Mexico.  

PubMed

RESUMEN Introducción. Las estrategias de atención de salud previstas en el modelo de atención del Estado de Tabasco para el período 2003-2006, se organizaron en dos grupos: i) relacionadas con la promoción de la salud y la prevención de enfermedades; y ii) relacionadas con la gestión y administración de los servicios de salud. La estrategia dirigida a la promoción de salud y la prevención de enfermedades, fue considerada como prioritaria en el nuevo Modelo de Atención de Salud y para ello, se privilegió la participación comunitaria. Objetivo. después de casi 3 años de ejecución, era imprescindible indagar sobre lo alcanzado, para lo cual, se diseñó y ejecutó un ejercicio valorativo, cuya descripción representa el objetivo de este trabajo. Metodología. se realizó un ejercicio valorativo, desarrollado durante los meses de agosto-octubre del año 2006 en Jurisdicciones Sanitarias seleccionadas en el estado de Tabasco, in México. Resultados. destacan hallazgos como, la creación y funcionamiento de los Comités de Salud, la identificación del trabajo intersectorial y la utilidad de la participación comunitaria. Conclusiones. se concluye que en todo modelo de atención de salud, son ineludibles las actividades de promoción y prevención para obtener resultados exitosos. Estas actividades mantienen su vigencia y utilidad, particularmente, las acciones intersectoriales y la toma de decisiones con participación comunitaria. Sin dudas, la creación y funcionamiento del Comité Local de Salud, principal órgano coordinador municipal para las actividades de promoción y prevención, requiere perfeccionar su funcionamiento. PMID:24801791

Calvo, Silvia Martínez; Padrón, Y Hilda Santos

2012-06-01

118

TOP 10 REASONS TO COME TO LAS VEGAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article highlights 10 local transportation-engineering innovations in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Area Computer Traffic System (LVACTS) has undergone a significant transformation in preparation for 21st century traffic control. The Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard intersection is a must see for any transportation engineer or planner with its opposing triple left turns and overhead pedestrian walkways. Road

R T Romer; G E Grayson; S K Patel

1999-01-01

119

LANDSCAPE CHANGE OF THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY, 1972 TO 1998  

EPA Science Inventory

Las Vegas has become one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. The cities population has doubled from 1980 to 1994 and in 1995 Las Vegas has surpassed the one million mark. The population of Las Vegas is currently growing at a rate of 7 percent annually....

120

?Cuales son las amenazas o peligros volcanicos?  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Los volcanes son capaces de producir numerosos peligros geologicos e hidrologicos. Los cientificos del Servicio Geologico de los EE. UU. (USGS, por sus siglas en ingles) y de otras instituciones alrededor del mundo estan estudiando los peligros de muchos de los centenares de volcanes activos y potencialmente activos del mundo. Estos cientificos vigilan muy de cerca la actividad de algunos de los volcanes mas peligrosos, por lo que estan preparados para alertar a las autoridades y/o a la poblacion en caso de que aumente sustancialmente la probabilidad de que ocurra una erupcion u otro evento peligroso.

Myers, Bobbie; Brantley, Steven R.; Stauffer, Peter; Hendley, James W., II

2000-01-01

121

Lo que usted necesita saber sobre? el cáncer de seno  

Cancer.gov

Publicación que describe las opciones de tratamiento, la obtención de una segunda opinión, los cuidados de seguimiento y las fuentes de apoyo para alguien que ha sido diagnosticado recientemente con cáncer de seno.

122

Advanced Airborne CO2 LAS System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A unique airborne Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (LAS) system has been developed by ITT Space Systems, LLC to address the needs of the National Research Council Decadal Survey Tier 2 mission for Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days and Seasons (ASCENDS). This instrument has undergone multiple airborne field tests in cooperation with our partners at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The instrument was built largely with off-the-shelf components and uses high reliability telecom components, including lasers, modulators and fiber amplifiers as the transmitter. Multiple wavelengths are transmitted simultaneously from a single collimator and the return signal is collected by a simple 8” telescope that is fiber coupled to a HgCdTe APD. The analog signal is sampled with a high resolution scope card housed in a National Instruments PXI chassis and the digitized signal is then passed through our custom-built software-based lock-in processing system which allows separation of the signals from the individual wavelengths. The separated signals are then used in the standard Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) relations to determine the integrated column differential optical depth. This presentation will give a detailed overview of this multi-frequency, single-beam, synchronous lock-in LAS instrument including the basic methodology of the measurement. Recent improvements in the lock-in methodology designed to eliminate the effects of multi- path fading and frequency dependence of the electronic components will also be discussed.

Dobler, J. T.; Braun, M. G.; McGregor, D. P.; Erxleben, W. H.; Browell, E. V.; Harrison, F. W.

2009-12-01

123

Impacto de las regulaciones ambientales en las estrategias de comercialización del café costarricense  

Microsoft Academic Search

El uso de instrumentos de gestión ambiental se ha introducido paulatinamente en la forma de hacer negocios de las empresas. Sea por presión externa o por iniciativa local, la implementación de este tipo de prácticas ha venido en aumento y con ello más firmas han visualizado a través de estos esquemas importantes herramientas de apoyo y proyección de sus estrategias

Suyen Alonso Ubieta; Gerardo Jiménez

2009-01-01

124

Lo que usted necesita saber sobre? el cáncer  

Cancer.gov

La serie de folletos Lo que usted necesita saber sobre? está diseñada para pacientes con cáncer y proporciona información sobre muchos tipos de cáncer. Cada folleto incluye información acerca de los síntomas, diagnóstico y tratamiento del cáncer. En todos los títulos de la serie, se ofrece también información adicional acerca de los problemas emocionales y preguntas para hacer al doctor.

125

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGTN) features a comprehensive science research program and an innovative astronomy-education program featuring state-of-the-art instructional materials appropriate for students at all levels, from elementary school through postsecondary. LCOGTN operates two research-class robotic telescopes, the Faulkes Telescope North, located in Maui, Hawaii, and the Faulkes Telescope South, located in Australia at Siding Spring Observatory. These telescopes are available to teachers to use as part of their curricular or extracurricular activities, and are supported by a range of educational materials and a team of educators and professional astronomers. Additional telescopes in Mississippi, Texas, California, and the United Kingdom will further broaden the Network's scope. Real-time observation and still images available.

Observatory, Las C.

2007-07-02

126

GMT Site Evaluation at Las Campanas Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Giant Magellan Telescope project is in the fortunate position of having clear access to a developed site with a long history of excellent performance. Las Campanas Observatory has dark skies, little or no risk of future light pollution, excellent seeing, moderate winds and a high fraction of clear nights. Our site testing effort is concentrated on identifying the best peak within LCO in terms of seeing, turbulence profile, and wind speeds and on quantifying the potential impact of precipitable water vapor on GMT mid-infrared science goals by characterization in terms of both precision and time variability. Thus, we are measuring meteorological characteristics (pressure, temperature, humidity, wind, and cloud cover), seeing, the turbulence profile of the free atmosphere (above 500 m), precipitable water vapor, and light pollution at four sites within the LCO property.

Thomas-Osip, J. E.

2007-10-01

127

La Observaci?n Sistem?tica de Vecindarios: El caso de Chile y sus perspectivas para Trabajo Social  

PubMed Central

El estudio acerca de las características de los vecindarios y sus efectos sobre las personas ha llegado a ser un área de creciente atención por parte de investigadores de diversas disciplinas en países desarrollados. Aunque actualmente existen diversas metodologías para estudiar efectos del vecindario, una de las más utilizadas es la Observación Sistemática de Vecindarios –Systematic Social Observation SSO, en inglés—porque permite recolectar información acerca de diversas características del entorno físico, social, ambiental y económico de los vecindarios donde se aplica. El objetivo de este artículo es (i) dar a conocer sumariamente algunas investigaciones influyentes sobre efectos del vecindario en Estados Unidos, ii) describir cómo se diseñó e implementó la Observación Sistemática de Vecindarios en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, iii) señalar algunos facilitadores y obstaculizadores de la implementación del proyecto y, finalmente iv) enunciar posibles contribuciones y limitaciones que esta metodología ofrecería al trabajo social en Chile.

Sanhueza, Guillermo E.; Delva, Jorge; Andrade, Fernando H.; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Bares, Cristina; Castillo, Marcela

2012-01-01

128

Efectos Especiales de Anclaje (Estudio sobre Regresiones de Juicios Condicionales). Parte 1: Distincion entre Efectos Aditivos y Efectos Multiplicativos en el Fenomeno de Anclaje (Special Effects of Anchoring (Study on Regression of Conditional Judgements) Part 1: Distinction Between Additive Effects and Multiplicative Effects in the Phenomenon of Anchoring). Publication No. 17.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A linear relationship was found between judgements given by 160 subjects to 7 objects presented as single stimuli (alpha judgements) and judgements given to the same objects presented with a condition (gamma judgements). This relationship holds for alpha judgements and the gamma judgements that belong to a family of constant stimulus and varying…

Lopez Alonso, A. O.

129

Radioxenon Atmospheric Measurements in North Las Vegas  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) deployed the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer (ARSA) in North Las Vegas for two weeks in February and March 2006 for the purpose of measuring the radioxenon background at a level of sensitivity much higher than previously done in the vicinity of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The measurements establish what might be expected if future measurements are taken at NTS itself and investigate improved methods of environmental monitoring of NTS for test site readiness. Also, such radioxenon measurements have not previously been performed in a United States location considered to be as remote from nuclear reactors. A second detector, the Portable Environmental Monitoring Station (PEMS), built and operated by the Desert Research Institute (DRI), was deployed in conjunction with the ARSA and contained a pressure ion chamber, aerosol collection filters, and meteorological sensors. Some of the radioxenon measurements detected 133Xe at levels up to 3 mBq/m3. This concentration of radioxenon is consistent with the observation of low levels of radioxenon emanating from distance nuclear reactors. Previous measurements in areas of high nuclear reactor concentration have shown similar results, but the western US, in general, does not have many nuclear reactors. Measurements of the wind direction indicate that the air carrying the radioxenon came from south of the detector and not from the NTS.

Milbrath, Brian D.; Cooper, Matthew W.; Lidey, Lance S.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Hayes, James C.; McIntyre, Justin I.; Karr, L.; Shafer, David S.; Tappen, J.

2007-09-25

130

Las garantías constitucionales en el derecho público de América Latina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo está dedicado al estudio de las garantías constitucionales que hoy caracterizan el derecho público latinoamericano y que siguiendo el orden de su consagración son: el habeas corpus, el amparo o tutela de los derechos constitucionales, el control de constitucionalidad y el habeas data, concluyendo con una parte donde se presentan las más recientes y novedosas garantías y los

Eduardo Rozo Acuña

131

Association Meeting Planners' Perceived Performance of Las Vegas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The meeting planner of a particular association is often instrumental in influencing what city will best accommodate the needs of the organization. This study examined how Las Vegas as a convention city meets preferences of association meeting planners by applying Importance-Performance analysis (IPA). Qualitative (open-ended) evaluations were also sought to complement the analysis. The findings showed that Las Vegas effectively

Seyhmus Baloglu; Curtis Love

2003-01-01

132

El impacto de las reformas estructurales en la agricultura colombiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colombia, como la mayor parte de los países latinoamericanos, emprendió un ambicioso proceso de liberalización y reformas al clarear la década de los años noventa, el cual cobijó al sector agropecuario. Las reformas en el agro tuvieron tres períodos: desde el segundo semestre de 1990 hasta finales de 1992 se pusieron en marcha la mayoría de las reformas iniciales, de

Santiago Perry

2000-01-01

133

Los sistemas y las auditorías de gestión integral  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las auditorías integrales (calidad, ambiental y seguridad, y salud ocupacional) son hoy por hoy una herramienta que se ha consolidado en la gestión empresarial de cualquier organización como un elemento evaluador y de cierre del ciclo planear-hacer-verificar-actuar; que les permite a las empresas medir su desempeño de forma integral y garantizar el cumplimiento legal y de estándares internacionales (ya sea

Clara Inés Pardo Martínez

2008-01-01

134

CoNoCIMIeNToS SoBRe VIH\\/SIDA Y PRÁCTICAS SeXUALeS De eSCoLAReS De TACNA, PeRÚ 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

ReSUMeN Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de conocimientos sobre el VIH\\/SIDA y las prácticas sexuales de los escolares de 14 a 17 años de la ciudad de Tacna, Perú. Materiales y métodos: Estudio transversal realizado entre septiembre y noviembre del 2004, se realizó un muestreo probabilística bietápico por conglomerados en instituciones educativas nacionales y privadas. Se incluyeron 399 escolares que respondieron

Fresia Catacora-López; Javier Villanueva-Roque

135

MUTACIONES Y RECICLAJES DE LOS ROLES DE GÉNERO EN LATINOAMÉRICA ANTE LA CRISIS ECONÓMICA INTERNACIONAL Una mirada crítica desde la antropología cultural  

Microsoft Academic Search

La crisis económica y financiera internacional ha tenido diversos efectos sobre América Latina. Podemos suponer dos grandes escenarios: uno sombrío, poco alentador y carente de un futuro optimista y por otro, la traza de ciertas posibilidades o alternativas de vida, éstas últimas, a mi juicio, sólo partirán de las y los interesados, o sea, aquellas personas afectadas directa o indirectamente

Ángel Christian Luna Alfaro

2010-01-01

136

PROFUNDIDAD DE DEFECTOS SUPERFICIALES EN ACEROS DE PRETENSADO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. El número y la severidad de los defectos superficiales del acero de pretensado son variables aleatorias que deben ser caracterizadas probabilísticamente para valorar su efecto sobre la resistencia del acero a la fatiga y a la corrosión bajo tensión, ya que ambos procesos de fisuración comienzan en defectos superficiales. Las medidas realizadas en esta investigación con un rugosímetro de

A. Valiente; M. A. Olivares

137

El sistema muscular es el impulsor del desarrollo esquelético  

Microsoft Academic Search

ExtractoEn esta revisión se abordan los conceptos metodológicos de evaluación de la función de la musculatura esquelética y adaptación ósea. Actualmente se considera que la propiedad crítica del hueso no es tanto su peso como su resistencia, y que el control de la resistencia ósea se ejerce principalmente a través del efecto de las cargas mecánicas que inciden sobre el

Eckhard Schoenau

2006-01-01

138

PERSPECTIVAS METODOLÓGICAS PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN DENTRO DEL AULA DE L2  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dicen Larsen- Freeman y Long (1991) que las premisas básicas para un experimento son que todos los factores excepto uno sean constantes para poder comprobar el efecto de ese factor sobre el fenómeno que se inves- tiga, y que se cuente con dos criterios esenciales: primero, que haya al me- nos dos grupos incluidos en el estudio, uno de control

Guadalupe Ruiz Fajardo

1991-01-01

139

Pubertad y deportes atléticos en adolescentes femeninas  

Microsoft Academic Search

ExtractoLa creciente participación de niños pequeños en el entrenamiento físico intensivo, durante las últimas décadas, ha generado temores con respecto a sus efectos potenciales sobre el crecimiento y la maduración de los niños. La pubertad en el humano se caracteriza por cambios hormonales considerables, que resultan tanto en maduración física como en maduración sexual. Dado que un entrenamiento intensivo antes

2006-01-01

140

LAS - LAND ANALYSIS SYSTEM, VERSION 5.0  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Land Analysis System (LAS) is an image analysis system designed to manipulate and analyze digital data in raster format and provide the user with a wide spectrum of functions and statistical tools for analysis. LAS offers these features under VMS with optional image display capabilities for IVAS and other display devices as well as the X-Windows environment. LAS provides a flexible framework for algorithm development as well as for the processing and analysis of image data. Users may choose between mouse-driven commands or the traditional command line input mode. LAS functions include supervised and unsupervised image classification, film product generation, geometric registration, image repair, radiometric correction and image statistical analysis. Data files accepted by LAS include formats such as Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS), Thematic Mapper (TM) and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). The enhanced geometric registration package now includes both image to image and map to map transformations. The over 200 LAS functions fall into image processing scenario categories which include: arithmetic and logical functions, data transformations, fourier transforms, geometric registration, hard copy output, image restoration, intensity transformation, multispectral and statistical analysis, file transfer, tape profiling and file management among others. Internal improvements to the LAS code have eliminated the VAX VMS dependencies and improved overall system performance. The maximum LAS image size has been increased to 20,000 lines by 20,000 samples with a maximum of 256 bands per image. The catalog management system used in earlier versions of LAS has been replaced by a more streamlined and maintenance-free method of file management. This system is not dependent on VAX/VMS and relies on file naming conventions alone to allow the use of identical LAS file names on different operating systems. While the LAS code has been improved, the original capabilities of the system have been preserved. These include maintaining associated image history, session logging, and batch, asynchronous and interactive mode of operation. The LAS application programs are integrated under version 4.1 of an interface called the Transportable Applications Executive (TAE). TAE 4.1 has four modes of user interaction: menu, direct command, tutor (or help), and dynamic tutor. In addition TAE 4.1 allows the operation of LAS functions using mouse-driven commands under the TAE-Facelift environment provided with TAE 4.1. These modes of operation allow users, from the beginner to the expert, to exercise specific application options. LAS is written in C-language and FORTRAN 77 for use with DEC VAX computers running VMS with approximately 16Mb of physical memory. This program runs under TAE 4.1. Since TAE 4.1 is not a current version of TAE, TAE 4.1 is included within the LAS distribution. Approximately 130,000 blocks (65Mb) of disk storage space are necessary to store the source code and files generated by the installation procedure for LAS and 44,000 blocks (22Mb) of disk storage space are necessary for TAE 4.1 installation. The only other dependencies for LAS are the subroutine libraries for the specific display device(s) that will be used with LAS/DMS (e.g. X-Windows and/or IVAS). The standard distribution medium for LAS is a set of two 9track 6250 BPI magnetic tapes in DEC VAX BACKUP format. It is also available on a set of two TK50 tape cartridges in DEC VAX BACKUP format. This program was developed in 1986 and last updated in 1992.

Pease, P. B.

1994-01-01

141

Efecto de la modificación del perfil en el rendimiento de altavoces dinámicos de radiación directa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uno de los parámetros más significativos de los altavoces es, probablemente, su rendimiento. Este puede definirse como la relación entre la potencia radiada y la potencia eléctrica consumida. Normalmente se\\u000aexpresa en % y puede ser determinado aplicado expresiones en las que figuran los valores de los componentes del circuito equivalente del altavoz. Un primer elemento necesario es la impedancia

Jesús Alba Fernández; Jaime Ramis Soriano

1970-01-01

142

Lo que usted necesita saber sobre™ el cáncer de pulmón  

Cancer.gov

Folleto que describe las opciones de tratamiento, los diferentes médicos que tratan el cáncer de pulmón, la obtención de una segunda opinión, los cuidados de seguimiento y las fuentes de apoyo para alguien que ha sido diagnosticado recientemente con cáncer de pulmón.

143

Lo que usted necesita saber sobre™ el cáncer de seno  

Cancer.gov

E-book que describe las opciones de tratamiento, los diferentes médicos que tratan el cáncer de seno, la obtención de una segunda opinión, los cuidados de seguimiento y las fuentes de apoyo para alguien que ha sido diagnosticado recientemente con cáncer de seno.

144

Lo que usted necesita saber sobre™ el cáncer de pulmón  

Cancer.gov

E-book que describe las opciones de tratamiento, los diferentes médicos que tratan el cáncer de pulmón, la obtención de una segunda opinión, los cuidados de seguimiento y las fuentes de apoyo para alguien que ha sido diagnosticado recientemente con cáncer de pulmón.

145

Airborne Validation of Active CO2 LAS Measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A unique, multi-frequency, single-beam, laser absorption spectrometer (LAS) that operates at 1.57 ?m has been developed for a future space-based mission to determine the global distribution of sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). A prototype of the space-based LAS system was developed by ITT, and it has been successfully flight tested in seven airborne campaigns conducted in different geographic regions over the last four years. Flight tests were conducted over Oklahoma, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Virginia under a wide range of atmospheric conditions. Remote LAS measurements were compared to high-quality in situ measurements obtained from instrumentation on the same aircraft on spirals under the ground track of the LAS. LAS flights were conducted over a wide range of land and water reflectances and in the presence of scattered clouds. An extensive data set of CO2 measurements has been obtained for evaluating the LAS performance. These LAS test flights resulted in the first demonstration of high-precision, high-accuracy, remote laser measurements of CO2 from an airborne platform. The LAS CO2 column measurements were found to have a precision for a 10-s horizontal average (~1 km) of better than 1 ppm of CO2 over land and 1.3 ppm over water. Absolute comparisons of CO2 remote and in situ measurements showed agreement on average to better than 0.5 ppm of CO2 with a standard deviation of the agreement to better than 2 ppm of CO2. In addition, results of recent coordinated aircraft flight tests of different CO2 LAS systems and different in situ CO2 measurement systems over Oklahoma and Virginia in July-August 2009 are also discussed in this paper.

Browell, E. V.; Dobler, J.; Kooi, S.; Choi, Y.; Harrison, F.; Moore, B.; Zaccheo, T.

2009-12-01

146

Fate of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in activated sludge plants.  

PubMed

Monitoring data were collected in a pilot-scale municipal activated sludge plant to assess the fate of the C12-homologue of linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS-C12). The pilot-plant was operated at influent LAS-C12 concentrations between 2 and 12 mg l(-1) and at sludge retention times of 10 and 27 days. Effluent and waste sludge concentrations varied between 5 and 10 microg l(-1) and between 37 and 69 microg g(-1) VSS, respectively. In the sludge samples only 2-8% was present as dissolved LAS-C12, whereas the remaining 92-98% was found to be adsorbed to the sludge. In spite of this high degree of sorption, more than 99% of the LAS-C12 load was removed by biodegradation, showing that not only the soluble fraction but also the adsorbed fraction of LAS-C12 is readily available for biodegradation. Sorption and biodegradation of LAS-C12 were also investigated separately. Sorption was an extremely fast and reversible process and could be described by a linear isotherm with a partition coefficient of 3.2 l g(-1) volatile suspended solids. From the results of biodegradation kinetic tests it was concluded that primary biodegradation of LAS-C12 cannot be described by a (growth) Monod model, but a secondary utilisation model should be used instead. The apparent affinity of the sludge to biodegrade LAS-C12 increased when the sludge was loaded with higher influent concentrations of LAS-C12. PMID:14769410

Temmink, H; Klapwijk, Bram

2004-02-01

147

Las revistas internacionales de geografía física: análisis de las publicaciones reflejadas en el Science Citation Index del Journal of Citation Reports durante el período 1989-2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

El manejo de los índices de impacto de las revistas internacionales es capital para investigadores, profesores y estudiantes de tercer ciclo ya que permite seleccionar la publicación más adecuada para dirigir las investigaciones. Al margen, en la actualidad, las trayectorias curriculares se están midiendo a través de las publicaciones en revistas indexadas, por lo que el conocimiento de estos índices

Carles Barriocanal Lozano

2007-01-01

148

Flow cytometric analysis of a marine LAS-degrading consortia.  

PubMed

The specific nucleic acid fluorochrome SYTO-13 was used in flow cytometric analysis to assess changes in the density and heterogeneity of marine bacterial populations which biodegrade linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS). Seawater samples with LAS and incubated in the laboratory (20 degrees C, 100 rpm, 30 days) were used to monitor LAS-degrading consortia. Flow cytometric studies and culture methods were used to characterize the LAS degrading bacterioplankton consortia. Fluorescence and scatter signals enabled us to define three regions (R1, R2 and R3) in the dual parameter cytograms. The distribution of the bacterial counts in these regions allowed us to monitor the formation and evolution of the consortia. PMID:10677841

López-Amorós, R; Comas, J; Garcia, M T; Vives-Rego, J

2000-01-01

149

Thermal expansion in metal\\/lithia-alumina-silica (LAS) composites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lithia-alumina-silica (LAS) with metallic dispersions offers a new approach toward near-zero, isotropic, thermal expansion composites. The metallic phase contributes a positive coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) to the negative CTE of the glass\\/ceramic matrix. In addition, the metal will increase the electrical and thermal conductivities over those of the matrix alone. The LAS system offers tailorable negative CTEs and light

E. G. Wolff

1988-01-01

150

Visualizing Large Datasets with LAS and Google Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As experiments and simulations in Earth System Science grow larger and more complex, dataset volumes are growing explosively. Web-based visualization and analysis of these datasets is becoming a challenge due to large amount of data and the limit of network bandwidth. The Live Access Server (LAS) is a highly configurable Web server designed to provide flexible access to visualization and analysis products generated from geo- referenced scientific datasets. In this presentation, we introduce a new capability of LAS for interactively visualizing large datasets by utilizing the view-based refresh queries of Google Earth and the automatic decimation ("striding") capabilities of Ferret. When viewing a high resolution dataset on a global scale it is wasteful of bandwidth to handle the full resolution data. With the striding capability, Ferret selects every nth point along an axis, where n is the striding value. The striding values are dynamically computed based upon the size of the area of interest. The automatic striding approach minimizes the volume of data that need be touched to visualize a large geographic area. Higher resolutions are utilized for smaller areas to reveal the fine structures. The LAS provides this behavior using Google Earth as the user interface. As users zoom or pan on Google Earth, Google Earth interacts with LAS through a Network Link, which contains the URL of a LAS server. When the view inside Google Earth stops for a set number of seconds, it makes a request to a LAS server, sending the LAS server the latitude and longitude boundaries (bounding box) of the area currently in view. The LAS server uses that information to compute stride values, instruct Ferret to generate a visualization for that particular geographic area, and send the resulting image back to Google Earth.

Li, J.; Schweitzer, R.; Hankin, S.; Manke, A.; O'Brien, K.

2007-12-01

151

Recent changes in Negro fertility  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Resumen  Las ratas crudas de natalidad para la población negra en los Estados Unidos, indican que la fertilidad decreció mientras los\\u000a Negros permanecieron en el Sur y se incremento en los Ultimos 20 años, cuando ellos comenzaron a urbanizarse. Las ratas por\\u000a cohortes, muestran mas exactamente los efectos de la Depresión sobre los embarazos como tambien la magnitud y persistencia\\u000a del

Reynolds Farley

1966-01-01

152

Navajo minettes in the Cerros de las Mujeres, New Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cerros de las Mujeres in west-central New Mexico are three mafic minette plugs that should be considered part of the Navajo volcanic fields on the central Colorado Plateau. This newly recognized occurrence extends the Navajo volcanic fields to the southeastern margin of the Colorado Plateau, within 45 km of the extensional tectonic setting in which the Mogollon ash-flow tuff cauldrons occur. The Cerros de las Mujeres provide additional evidence for contemporaneous sodic and potassic volcanism within the Navajo volcanic fields.

Vaniman, D.; Laughlin, A. W.; Gladney, E. S.

1985-06-01

153

El miedo a la amenaza nuclear y las obras de protección civil en Suiza  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las obras de protección civil en Suiza representan no sólo una forma de actuar en el ámbito de la protección de la población, sino también un enorme gasto financiero para el Estado y, en definitiva, para todos los ciudadanos que las financian a través de los impuestos o pagando directamente las nuevas obras. Las locuras cometidas en este ámbito a

Marc Kaenzig

2007-01-01

154

Linking Cooperation and Sustainable Development: The Las Nubes Coffee Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

York University, the Tropical Science Center (TSC), and COOPEAGRI, R.L. of Costa Rica and Timothy's World Coffee have formed a unique partnership to advance rural sustainable development in the Las Nubes region of southern Costa Rica. York's Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) and TSC have promoted the creation of a biological corridor along the Río Peñas Blancas, between the montane

Howard E. Daugherty; Stefanie J. Hall; Paula Pelaez

155

A Community-Based Organization: The Las Mercedes Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the Las Mercedes Project as an example, the aim of this article is to discuss the philosophy and practice of community-based projects. At the core of such projects is a shift in understanding the nature of community. A community, in this case, represents a reality that persons construct that determines the character of rules, norms, and the focus and

John W. Murphy

2012-01-01

156

EFICACIA EN LAS REUNIONES DE ACADEMIAS DE LOS INSTITUTOS TECNOLÓGICOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

La importancia que tienen los grupos de trabajo académicos para alcanzar objetivos que propicien la realización de investigación y desarrollo tecnológico en el Sistema Nacional de Institutos Tecnológicos hace imperativo su buen funcionamiento; de esto depende el poder alcanzar los objetivos o desviarse hacia actividades triviales. En ocasiones se realizan juntas pero no son productivas, con planeación defectuosa de las

Gloria Pérez Garmendia; Francisco Gerardo Barroso Tanoira; Concepción Mánica Zuccolotto

2007-01-01

157

Multiple output selection-LAS algorithm in large MIMO systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a low-complexity algorithm for detection in large MIMO systems based on the likelihood ascent search (LAS) algorithm. The key idea in our work is to generate multiple possible solutions or outputs from which we select the best one. We propose two possible approaches to achieve this goal and both are investigated. Computer simulations demonstrate that the proposed algorithm,

Peng Li; Ross D. Murch

2010-01-01

158

Reading "Las Meninas": An Ekphrastic Approach to Teaching "Don Quijote"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading and teaching "Don Quijote" present multiple challenges to twenty-first century students and instructors who are culturally and historically distanced from the seventeenth century. With "Las Meninas" serving as a visual lexicon for cuing correlative themes and events in "Don Quijote", the instructor, through an ekphrastic, interdisciplinary…

Ortuno, Marian

2012-01-01

159

Thermal expansion in metal/lithia-alumina-silica (LAS) composites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lithia-alumina-silica (LAS) with metallic dispersions offers a new approach toward near-zero, isotropic, thermal expansion composites. The metallic phase contributes a positive coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) to the negative CTE of the glass/ceramic matrix. In addition, the metal will increase the electrical and thermal conductivities over those of the matrix alone. The LAS system offers tailorable negative CTEs and light weight compared to other negative CTE ceramics. The most negative CTE phase is crystalline ?-eucryptite, whose proportion in an initially glassy matrix can be controlled by heat treatment. Dispersed metal powders were both hot-pressed and cold-pressed and sintered together with LAS matrices prepared by sol gel methods. Super Invar powder was studied for its minimal CTE mismatch, while titanium powders offered a compromise between light weight and low CTE. An ultralow-expansion (ULE) glass- and linear variable differential transducer (LVDT)-based differential dilatometer was developed for rapid screening of compositions, while a double-laser Michelson interferometer was used for precise near-zero CTE measurements. The reinforced ?-eucryptite glass/ceramic matrix exhibited both a U-shaped ?L/L curve with temperature and some thermal hysteresis, depending on the fabrication and heat treatment sequences. The temperature of the zero-CTE portion of this curve was found to change with increasing titanium powder content. Results are also given for mixtures of Super Invar powders in ULE glass and ?-eucryptite matrices. Negative CTEs in a LAS matrix above ambient temperatures were more difficult to obtain than below, although the use of petalite (high-silica LAS) appears promising.

Wolff, E. G.

1988-03-01

160

Opiniones de Arrow sobre la equidad, la eficiencia y la democracia  

Microsoft Academic Search

I. La función objetiva de la economía. Arrow (1975a, pp. 6-7) considera que el creciente papel del gobierno es tal vez la más grande de todas las tendencias contradictorias del capitalismo contemporáneo. Las metas y las funciones del gobierno difieren marcadamente de las perseguidas por empresas lucrativas. El crecimiento de su papel y su tamaño no podrá dejar de afectar

G. R. Feiwel

1987-01-01

161

Perspectivas sobre las escuelas charter: Una resena para padres de familia (Perspectives on Charter Schools: A Review for Parents). ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently, charter schools have gained popularity with parents, students, and others as alternatives to public schools, but what are charter schools and what effects are they having? This Spanish-language Digest defines charter schools and clarifies some of the administrative and legal details surrounding such schools. The Digest also lays out some…

Donahoo, Saran

162

Percepción de los Clientes Bancarios sobre las Acciones de Recuperación del Servicio en Chile Perception of the Retail Banking Customers Regarding the Service Recovery Efforts in Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN. El artículo valida, desde el punto de vista de los clientes bancarios, seis acciones que los bancos deberían tomar para manejar los reclamos de los clientes. Ellas son la corrección de los errores, la indemnización, la atención a los consumidores, el tiempo que se demoran los bancos en dar una respuesta al reclamo y el tiempo y esfuerzo que

2008-01-01

163

Influence of the Environment on the Mechanical Characteristics of Composite Materials: Design Considerations Influencia Del Medio Ambiente Sobre Las Caracteristicas Mecanicas de Los Materiales Compuestos. Consideraciones de Diseno.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The effects of temperature and humidity on the mechanical behavior of composite materials are discussed. The absorption of humidity by a polymeric matrix is reviewed. Other environmental factors, such as radiation and time, and their effects are also exam...

J. P. Sanjaunbenito

1983-01-01

164

Sistema de cúmulos globulares de la galaxia lenticular NGC 6861: en busca de indicios sobre la formación de las S0s.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a preliminar photometric study of the globular cluster system (GCS), associated to the lenticular galaxy (S0) NGC 6861, which is located in a low density environment (d˜31.8 Mpc). It is based on GEMINI/GMOS images (GS-2010B-Q-2: PI Lilia P. Bassino) in the filters g', r', i' of three fields, one of them centered in the galaxy. We find a large number of GCs candidates and detect the presence of at least two sub-populations of GCs (``blue''/metal-poor and ``red''/metal-rich). The spatial distribution of ``red'' candidates presents a higher concentration toward the galaxy (associated to the bulge?), while the distribution of ``blue'' candidates is more homogeneus over the three fields (associated to the halo?). In the color-magnitud diagram, the ``blue'' GC candidates show a possible mass-luminosity relation, known as ``blue-tilt'', probably detected for the first time in a lenticular galaxy. FULL TEXT IN SPANISH

Escudero, C. G.; Faifer, F. R.; Bassino, L. P.; Calderón, J. P.; Caso, J. P.

165

Pick and Choose: A Videotape Series on Nutrition for Migrant Families (Coja y Escoja: Peliculas para Television Sobre la Nutricion para las Familias Migratorias).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the major problems faced by migrant workers throughout the United States is a lack of awareness of the relationship between proper diet and an individual's general health and well being. To help solve this problem was the major objective of the series "Pick and Choose." The three 15-minute programs in the series present information related…

1979

166

Geophysical Studies of the Las Vegas Urban Corridor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Geophysical Studies of the Las Vegas Urban Corridor Area are part of an integrated effort to "geologically characterize the seismic hazards, water resources, and crustal structure of this rapidly growing urban corridor" by the USGS. The informational Web site contains a gravity map of the Las Vegas region, an aeromagnetic map, and a publications link with a list of over a dozen references. Seven of these publications are freely available for download with titles such as "Aeromagnetic Survey of the Amargosa Desert," "Nevada and California: A Tool for Understanding Near-Surface Geology," and Hydrology and Principal Facts for Gravity Stations in the Vicinity of Coyote Spring Valley, Nevada, with Initial Gravity Modeling Results." An interesting collection of unique resources, the site should be of interest to professionals in a wide variety of fields.

2001-01-01

167

Las líneas de aluminio neutro como diagnóstico cromosférico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Se presenta un modelo atómico para el cálculo de las lí neas del Aluminio neutro que se forman en la cromósfera solar. En particular, se estudia la línea ? 3961 Å, que, por estar muy próxima a la lí nea H del Ca II y a H? es muy frecuentemente observada. Observaciones en esta lí nea obtenidas con el espectrógrafo a instalarse en el CASLEO, serán utilizadas para el estudio de fulguraciones solares.

Fernández Borda, R.; Mauas, P. J. D.

168

Performance of LAS-CDMA system using smart antenna  

Microsoft Academic Search

The choice of CDMA spreading sequences predetermines the properties of the system. The properties of large area synchronous (LAS) CDMA system have been demonstrated an interference free window (IFW) compared to traditional CDMA systems. This IFW property, however, has a limited delay-offset range. It is not always possible that all the channel-induced multipath delay spread components arrives within IFW delay-offset

C. K. Ng; B. M. Ali; S. Khatun; S. S. Jamuar; M. Ismail

2005-01-01

169

Solar hot water system installed at Las Vegas, Nevada  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A solar energy hot water system installed in a motor inn at Las Vegas, Nevada is described. The inn is a three story building with a flat roof for installation of the solar panels. The system consists of 1,200 square feet of liquid flat plate collectors, a 2,500 gallon insulated vertical steel storage tank, two heat exchangers, and pumps and controls. The system was designed to supply approximately 74 percent of the total hot water load.

1981-01-01

170

Source Water Assessment for the Las Vegas Valley Surface Waters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 created the Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) with an objective to evaluate potential sources of contamination to drinking water intakes. The development of a Source Water Assessment Plan for Las Vegas Valley surface water runoff into Lake Mead is important since it will guide future work on source water protection of the main source of water. The first step was the identification of the watershed boundary and source water protection area. Two protection zones were delineated. Zone A extends 500 ft around water bodies, and Zone B extends 3000 ft from the boundaries of Zone A. These Zones extend upstream to the limits of dry weather flows in the storm channels within the Las Vegas Valley. After the protection areas were identified, the potential sources of contamination in the protection area were inventoried. Field work was conducted to identify possible sources of contamination. A GIS coverage obtained from local data sources was used to identify the septic tank locations. Finally, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits were obtained from the State of Nevada, and included in the inventory. After the inventory was completed, a level of risk was assigned to each potential contaminating activity (PCA). The contaminants of concern were grouped into five categories: volatile organic compounds (VOCs), synthetic organic compounds (SOCs), inorganic compounds (IOCs), microbiological, and radionuclides. The vulnerability of the water intake to each of the PCAs was assigned based on these five categories, and also on three other factors: the physical barrier effectiveness, the risk potential, and the time of travel. The vulnerability analysis shows that the PCAs with the highest vulnerability rating include septic systems, golf courses/parks, storm channels, gas stations, auto repair shops, construction, and the wastewater treatment plant discharges. Based on the current water quality data (prior to treatment), the proximity of Las Vegas Wash to the intake, and the results of the vulnerability analysis of potential contaminating activities, it is determined that the drinking water intake is at a Moderate level of risk for VOC, SOC, and microbiological contaminants. The drinking water intake is at a High level of risk for IOC contaminants. Vulnerability to radiological contamination is Moderate. Source water protection in the Las Vegas Valley is strongly encouraged because of the documented influence of the Las Vegas Wash on the quality of the water at the intake.

Albuquerque, S. P.; Piechota, T. C.

2003-12-01

171

Landsat-D Assessment System Library Computer Compatible Tape (Laslib-Cct/Las-Cct).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The format for computer compatible tapes containing thematic mapper archival data and product data generated by the LANDSAT-D Assessment System (LAS). These data tapes are engineering products developed primarily for LAS internal use to assist in the earl...

1982-01-01

172

Información sobre el cáncer para hispanos y latinos  

Cancer.gov

Cada vez más estadounidenses sobreviven al cáncer y continúan llevando vidas productivas. Sin embargo, muchos hispanos y latinos en los Estados Unidos no han escuchado este mensaje, y no se han beneficiado de los adelantos en los campos de la detección temprana y el tratamiento. El nuevo sitio web del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, http://www.cancer.gov/espanol, lanzado el día 2 de abril de 2007, comunica enérgicamente el mensaje de que el cáncer puede prevenirse y tratarse, y ofrece, además, información sobre todos los aspectos de la enfermedad.

173

Percepción de las redes sociales en la escuela: colegio Felipe Palazon (Tarija – Bolivia)  

Microsoft Academic Search

No hay duda que desde hace mucho las tecnologías de la información y comunicación, asi como internet, tienen un crecimiento exponencial sin límites en todo el mundo, por las múltiples aplicaciones, y aporte en todos los ámbitos profesionales, lo mismo ocurre con el fenómeno de las redes sociales. En Bolivia y, específicamente en la ciudad de Tarija, siguen esta tendencia;

Carmelo Branimir España Villegas

2011-01-01

174

Los medios de comunicación y las violaciones de los derechos humanos en el área de conflicto  

Microsoft Academic Search

La autora, que actualmente es una refugiada política en Austria, relata su trabajo como periodista palestina en las áreas conflictivas de Israel. Sus experiencias revelan las violaciones de Derechos Humanos y el genocidio cometido por las fuerzas armadas israelíes. Este artículo no sólo condena al estado de Israel sino que también cuestiona la falta de compromiso de los Estados Unidos

Kawther Salam

2006-01-01

175

Language Assessment Scales, LAS I, for Grades K-5, English/Spanish. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language Assessment Scales, LAS I, are designed for children in grades K-5. LAS I accommodates ethnic and linguistic differences and provides direct language activities taken from the popular culture of both English- and Spanish-speaking peoples. LAS I consists of two independent tests, one in English and the other in Spanish, presented largely on…

De Avila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

176

La donación cadavérica y su repercusión en las familias donantes mexicanas  

Microsoft Academic Search

La muerte encefálica se asocia a donación de órganos. Sin embargo, las distintas repercusiones que este proceso tiene en las familias donantes no han sido bien estudiadas1. Por otro lado, tampoco sabemos hasta donde el diagnóstico de muerte encefálica es bien comprendido por los afectados. Por tal motivo desarrollamos este trabajo cuyo objetivo principal es censar las distintas afecciones que

Cruz Netza Cardoso; M. de la Luz Casas Martínez; Hugo Ramírez García

2010-01-01

177

Los hechos regionales, base para las estructuras de gobierno en la ciudad-región de Medellín  

Microsoft Academic Search

La fusión urbana de los municipios del Área Metropolitana de Medellín, asociada al mejoramiento de las infraestructuras que la conectan con el oriente y occidente cercanos, han cambiado la realidad urbana, regional, social y económica. Sin embargo, las respuestas públicas a los fenómenos de la conurbación y a las dinámicas campo-ciudad siguen siendo respuestas municipalistas y fuertemente determinadas por la

Luis Fernando Agudelo Henao

2006-01-01

178

Linfadenomegalia superficial (LAS): Correlato clínico patológico en 154 pacientes del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introducción: la linfadenomegalia superficial (LAS) son hallazgos clínicos frecuentes en la práctica médica que pueden ser las primeras manifestaciones de una enfermedad de trascendencia o de un síndrome clínico específico. Objetivo: realizar un correlato clínico-patológico en pacientes con LAS que acudieron por primera vez a la consulta médica sin un diagnóstico conocido. Materiales y Métodos: estudio prospectivo transversal en el

Fernando Osores Plenge; Raúl Gutiérrez Rodríguez; Oscar Guerra Amaya; Juan Cortez-Escalante; Juan C. Ferrufino Lach; Leandro Huayanay; Isaias Rodríguez; Betty Bustamante; Ciro Maguiña Vargas

2007-01-01

179

William Stanley Jevons: el uso de las probabilidades y el cálculo  

Microsoft Academic Search

En el capítulo tercero de la TPE, Jevons recurre al uso de las probabilidades como un método alternativo para analizar el intercambio de las mercancías. Jevons, decide no continuar con el uso de las probabilidades en los capítulos siguientes; su teoría se bifurca imperando el uso del cálculo diferencial. La explicación de esta bifurcación radica en la existencia de dos

John James Mora

2000-01-01

180

Las certificaciones ISO 9001\\/2000 e ISO 14001\\/96 en Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las certificaciones en sistemas de gestión de la calidad NTC ISO 9001\\/2000 y sistemas de gestión ambiental NTC ISO 14001\\/96, se han convertido en una prioridad para muchas organizaciones por las exigencias del mercado. Se presentan los resultados de un análisis cuantitativo de las empresas públicas y privadas del país que han optado por la certificación en sistemas de gestión

Clara Inés Pardo Martínez

2006-01-01

181

EVALUACIÓN DE UN MODELO PREDICTIVO SOBRE EL EFECTO DE LA TEMPERATURA Y HUMEDAD EN LA DESCOMPOSICIÓN DE RASTROJO DE TRIGO1 Evaluation of a predictive model of the effect of temperature and humidity on wheat straw decomposition1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this work were to evaluate wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) straw decomposition rates under different temperature and humidity levels in two locations, and to compare the actual measurements with predictions made with the crop growth simulator CropSyst. The decomposition rate was evaluated for three quantities of wheat straw (3; 6; and 9 t ha-1) left on the soil

Víctor García de Cortázar

182

Efectos de los campos magnéticos de baja y extremadamente baja frecuencia sobre el desarrollo del globo ocular en el embrión de pollo Effects of low and extremely low-frequency magnetic fields on eye development in chick embryo  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: We performed an experimental study on the possible effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on eye develop- ment. Material and methods: An incubator (Masalles 65) was pla- ced between two Heltmholtz coils (homogeneous EMF genera- tor). The biological material studied was Gallus Domesticus embr- yo exposed to EMF during a 15 or 21-day incubation period. Three experiments were conducted including

Casanova Llivina; Pascual Morenilla; López Soler; Roda Moreno

183

Efecto de un manejo agricola alternativo de un aridisol del altiplano central de Bolivia sobre el almacenamiento de agua en el suelo. (Effects of an alternative management of water storage on aridisol at the Bolivian Altiplane).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the present study, we deal with a test as a base to recommend the preparation of soil for cultures different from the usual method. On a 5 year old fellow land, a parcel was ploughed before and another after the wet season. Differences on the water sto...

V. Orsag

1989-01-01

184

Efecto del extracto de metanol de Achyranthes aspera linn. sobre la hepatotoxicidad inducida por rifampicina en ratas Effect of methanol extract of Achyranthes aspera linn. On rifampicin- induced hepatotoxicity in rats  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT ABSTRACT ABSTRACT ABSTRACT Methanol extract of aerial parts of Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Family: Amaranthaceae) was tested for its effect on Methanol extract of aerial parts of Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Family: Amaranthaceae) was tested for its effect on Methanol extract of aerial parts of Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Family: Amaranthaceae) was tested for its effect on Methanol extract of aerial parts

BAFNA AR; MISHRA SH

185

EFFECTS OF EMOTIONAL CONTENT ON DECLARATIVE MEMORY: TWO STUDIES CONDUCTED ON HEALTHY SUBJECTS AND CEPHALALGIC PATIENTS EFECTOS DEL CONTENIDO EMOCIONAL SOBRE LA MEMORIA DECLARATIVA: DOS ESTUDIOS EFECTUADOS EN SUJETOS SANOS Y PACIENTES CEFALÁLGICOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several studies suggest that emotional arousal can promote memory storage. We report two studies evaluating the ef fects of emotional content on declarative memory, conducted with healthy subjects and cephalgic patients. We utilized an adaptation of two versions of the same story, with different arousing properties (neutral or emotional), which have been already employed in experiments involving the enhancing effects

A. Gasbarri; B. Arnone; A. Pompili; A. Marchetti; P. Di Fabrizio; S. Saad Calil; M. C. Tavares; C. Tomaz

186

EFECTO DE LA EXCLUSIÓN COMPETITIVA SOBRE LA MORTALIDAD E ÍNDICES DE PRODUCCIÓN DE POLLOS DE ENGORDE. Effect of the Competitive Exclusion on Mortality and Productive Performance in Broilers Chicken  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been demonstrated that the administration from gastroin- testinal microflora of a healthy adult bird to a new born chick accelerates the maturation of the intestinal microflora and in- creases the resistance to Salmonellas colonization in the treated chicks. This concept known as Competitive Exclusion (EC) based on the fact that this mature intestinal flora excludes certain enteric pathogens,

Ana María Arzálluz-Fischer; Hirwin S. Rincón-Reyes; Saulo H. Urdaneta; Darwuin Arrieta; Leonardo A. Boscán-Duque; María Urdaneta-Rincón; Rafaela Muñoz-Gotera

187

La atención de enfermería sobre el impacto de la enfermedad crónica en la familia  

Microsoft Academic Search

1 . La magnitud del impacto que una enfermedad provoca en la familia y la persona, está determinada por factores tales como: la forma en que inicia, el curso, las demandas que genera, el grado de incapaci- dad que causará, la gravedad, la frecuencia de las recaídas, los pro- blemas que se desencadenarán li- gados con las tareas del ciclo

Elena Mora-Escalante

188

Precisión de las velocidades radiales obtenidas con el REOSC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Complementando una línea de trabajo iniciada con anterioridad discutimos la estabilidad del espectrógrafo REOSC de CASLEO en DC para la medición de velocidades radiales en base al análisis de observaciones realizadas en enero y abril de 1997. En esas oportunidades obtuvimos 26 espectros de estrellas patrones y 27 espectros de 3 estrellas usadas como estrellas de referencia en nuestro programa de cúmulos abiertos. Además tomamos 26 espectros de crepúsculo con el telescopio en posiciones cubriendo el rango H=-4,+4 y ? =-90,+30. Mediante correlaciones cruzadas derivamos la velocidad de 19 órdenes en cada uno de estos espectros. En base a un análisis estadístico de los datos obtenidos discutimos la contribución de los distintos factores que afectan a la dispersión de lectura observada. En particular, la flexión del instrumento no introduciría errores significativos cuando se observa con masas de aire menores que 2.0. La dispersión de los valores de velocidad medidos para espectros de alta relación S/N de una misma estrella resultó del orden de 0.5 km/s. La comparación con los valores de velocidad publicados por distintos autores para las estrellas patrones no permite distinguir ninguna diferencia sistemática apreciable de las velocidades de CASLEO, siendo la media cuadrática de los residuos del orden de 1.0 km/s.

González, J. F.; Lapasset, E.

189

Efecto de la irradiación luminosa en la aclimatación de Mammillaria carmenae Castañeda (Cactaceae) proveniente de cultivo in vitro  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Se reprodujo Mamillaria carmenae por cultivo in vitro a partir de areolas de una planta etiolada in vivo. Se obtuvieron plantas a partir de callos, las cuales se aclimatizaron bajo diferentes tratamientos de irradiación luminosa (50, 150 y 970 µmol m -2 s -1 ) bajo condiciones de invernadero. Durante la acli- matación se registraron la variación en el

Coca Soriano; Ortiz Montiel; Juan Gerardo; Sánchez Correa; Pérez Crisanto Joel

190

El Gobierno de las Entidades no Lucrativas. Evidencia emp¡rica para las Organizaciones no Gubernamentales de Cooperaci¢n al Desarrollo Espa¤olas  

Microsoft Academic Search

La ausencia de derechos residuales en las entidades no lucrativas (non profit) singulariza el problema de gobierno tradicionalmente estudiado. En este contexto, el objetivo de este trabajo es verificar la existencia y relevancia de los mecanismos de control para evitar la expropiaci¢n de recursos por parte de los directivos e incrementar la eficiencia en una muestra representativa de las Organizaciones

2003-01-01

191

Revision curricular a partir de un analisis comparativo de las discrepancias en los curriculos de una escuela de optometria en Puerto Rico con las competencias requeridas para las agencias de revalida y acreditacion 2004  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

El proposito de esta investigacion, un estudio cualitativo de caso, fue comparar y contrastar el curriculo vigente de la Escuela de Optometria de la UIAPR con las competencias y estandares requeridos por las agencias de acreditacion y de revalida. Con este proposito, decidimos realizar una revision y un analisis de documentos: el prontuario de cada uno de los cursos de los curriculos implantados en el 1993 y en el 2001; las competencias y estandares establecidos por las agencias de revalida y de acreditacion; y las estadisticas en las que se analiza el porcentaje de estudiantes que aprueban cada una de las partes de los examenes de revalida entre el 1998 al 2003. Se realizaron entrevistas dirigidas para dar apoyo y complementar la revision y el analisis de estos documentos. Los participantes de las entrevistas fueron tres estudiantes de la clase de optometria del 2004 (ultima clase del curriculo del 1993); tres estudiantes de la clase de optometria del 2005 (primera clase graduanda del curriculo vigente) y tres profesores y/o directores de los Departamentos de Ciencias Basicas, Ciencias Clinicas y Cuidado al Paciente. Esta investigacion se enmarco en el modelo de evaluacion curricular de discrepancia de Malcolm Provus y en el modelo de desarrollo basado en competencias. Uno de los hallazgos mas importantes del estudio es que los cambios que se implantaron al curriculo del 2001 no han logrado que los estudiantes mejoren su ejecucion en los examenes de revalida. Por otro lado, se encontro que el curriculo vigente atiende completamente los estandares de la practica de Optometria, pero no las competencias. Esta informacion fue validada mediante el uso de una tabla de cotejo para el analisis de los cursos y de la informacion obtenida de las entrevistas. El estudio determina y concluye que existen discrepancias entre los prontuarios de los cursos del curriculo y las competencias requeridas por la agencia de revalida. Segundo, que el Departamento de Ciencias Basicas es el que presenta mas deficiencias en el desarrollo de las competencias. El investigador recomienda disenar e implantar un curriculo basado en competencias y proveer formacion en didactica y procesos de aprendizaje a los profesores.

Rivera Pacheco, Andres

192

LOS DERECHOS DE PROPIEDAD SOBRE LA TIERRA Reglas de juego y cambios en su institucionalidad  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los derechos de propiedad sobre la tierra todavía son objeto de estudio en el siglo XXI, aunque ya debiera ser un tema superado, desde México hasta Argentina para sólo mencionar a Latinoamérica, hay cuestiones de la tierra por resolver y disculpas para asumir actitudes al respecto; aquí se presenta una revisión sobre los cambios que han sucedido últimamente en Colombia,

Ricardo Lozano Botache; José M. González Afanador; Diana M. Osma R

2010-01-01

193

30 anos de investigação sobre externalidades do IDE para as empresas nacionais: que conclusões?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: Durante as últimas três décadas, surgiu uma vasta literatura sobre a existência potencial de externalidades do IDE para as empresas domésticas traduzidas em ganhos de produtividade. Esta ocorrência relaciona-se com o facto de as empresas multinacionais possuírem activos intangíveis que podem ser transmitidos às empresas domésticas. A análise empírica não dá, contudo, indicações claras sobre o fenómeno. Neste artigo,

Nuno Crespo; Maria Paula Fontoura

2007-01-01

194

Recubrimientos sol-gel obtenidos por deposición electroforética (EPd) sobre metales  

Microsoft Academic Search

El proceso sol-gel es un método de gran interés para la producción de películas vítreas sobre metales, que actúan como barrera protectora frente a la oxidación y aumentan su resistencia a la corrosión. Se han obtenido recubrimientos inorgánicos e híbridos de distintas composiciones sobre distintos metales usando técnicas como inmersión, centrifugado y pulverización. Aunque estos métodos proporcionan recubrimientos con buenas

B. FERRARI; R. MORENO; A. dURÁN

195

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Infrastructure Preparations at Las Campanas Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, conducted on the Sloan Foundation Telescope at Apache Point Observatory for the last 15 years, is embarking on a dual hemisphere survey. This next iteration of the survey, termed SDSS-IV, will conduct a portion of the galactic evolution experiment APOGEE in Chile on the du Pont Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory; critical portions of the Galaxy are best or only accessible in southern skies. The infrastructure for the southern survey will be derived from the mature and productive systems at APO, while the concept of operations will significantly depart from the established SDSS model. Presented herein are the elements that comprise the LCO infrastructure and the rationale for the envisioned survey operations.

Hearty, Frederick R.; Wilson, J. C.; Majewski, S. R.; Leger, F.; Harding, P.; Parejko, J. K.; Roman, A.; Ebelke, G.; SDSS-IV; APOGEE-1/2

2014-01-01

196

Proteus aircraft low-level flyby at Las Cruces Airport.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The unique Proteus aircraft served as a test bed for NASA-sponsored flight tests designed to validate collision-avoidance technologies proposed for uninhabited aircraft. The tests, flown over southern New Mexico in March, 2002, used the Proteus as a surrogate uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV) while three other aircraft flew toward the Proteus from various angles on simulated collision courses. Radio-based 'detect, see and avoid' equipment on the Proteus successfully detected the other aircraft and relayed that information to a remote pilot on the ground at Las Cruces Airport. The pilot then transmitted commands to the Proteus to maneuver it away from the potential collisions. The flight demonstration, sponsored by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, New Mexico State University, Scaled Composites, the U.S. Navy and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., were intended to demonstrate that UAVs can be flown safely and compatibly in the same skies as piloted aircraft.

2002-01-01

197

Gobierno y eficiencia de las cajas de ahorro espa¤olas  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo analiza la relaci¢n existente entre la composici¢n y estructura de los ¢rganos de gobierno de las cajas de ahorros espa¤olas y su eficiencia en el a¤o 1999. Utilizando ecuaciones tobit los resultados del estudio constatan la existencia de una relaci¢n negativa entre la participaci¢n de las administraciones p£blicas en el consejo de administraci¢n de las cajas y

2002-01-01

198

City of Las Vegas Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program  

SciTech Connect

The City of Las Vegas was awarded Department of Energy (DOE) project funding in 2009, for the City of Las Vegas Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program. This project allowed the City of Las Vegas to purchase electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and associated electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The City anticipated the electric vehicles having lower overall operating costs and emissions similar to traditional and hybrid vehicles.

None

2013-12-31

199

Transformaciones en el Discurso sobre la Epidemia al VIH como una Epidemia Sexuada - Paradojas y Enigmas en la Respuesta Global  

Microsoft Academic Search

Así como el discurso sobre sexualidad experimentó la influencia central de los procesos técnicos y políticos generados por la epidemia, igualmente el discurso global sobre la epidemia de SIDA a lo largo de tres décadas ha sido marcado por estos momentos cambiantes en el discurso sobre la sexualidad y su diversidad. Desde un momento inicial en que el SIDA fue

Carlos F. Cáceres

200

La Transpiración - Movimiento del Agua a Través de las Plantas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

La transpiración es la pérdida de agua en forma de vapor por las plantas. El agua es absorbida del suelo por las raíces y transportada en forma líquida por el xilema hacia las hojas. En las hojas, unos pequeños poros permiten que el agua (H2O) escape a la atmósfera en forma de vapor, al tiempo que se permite la entrada de bióxido de carbono (CO2) para la fotosíntesis. De toda el agua absorbida por las plantas, menos del 5% es retenida y utilizada para crecimiento y almacenamiento. En esta lección se explicará porque las plantas pierden tanta agua, la ruta que ésta sigue dentro de la planta, como pudieran las plantas controlar la pérdida excesiva de agua y como las condiciones ambientales influyen en la pérdida de agua por las plantas.

201

QsIA disrupts LasR dimerization in antiactivation of bacterial quorum sensing  

PubMed Central

The human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa coordinates the expression of virulence factors by using quorum sensing (QS), a signaling cascade triggered by the QS signal molecule and its receptor, a member of the LuxR family of QS transcriptional factors (LasR). The QS threshold and response in P. aeruginosa is defined by a QS LasR-specific antiactivator (QslA), which binds to LasR and prevents it from binding to its target promoter. However, how QslA binds to LasR and regulates its DNA binding activity in QS remains elusive. Here we report the crystal structure of QslA in complex with the N-terminal ligand binding domain of LasR. QsIA exists as a functional dimer to interact with the LasR ligand binding domain. Further analysis shows that QsIA binding occupies the LasR dimerization interface and consequently disrupts LasR dimerization, thereby preventing LasR from binding to its target DNA and disturbing normal QS. Our findings provide a structural model for understanding the QslA-mediated antiactivation mechanism in QS through protein–protein interaction.

Fan, Hui; Dong, Yihu; Wu, Donghui; Bowler, Matthew W.; Zhang, Lianhui; Song, Haiwei

2013-01-01

202

Nueva Publicacion Habla de las Necesidades de los Sobrevivientes de cancer Latinos y sus Familias  

Cancer.gov

Esta publicación gratuita combina la información más actual de los profesionales de la salud con anécdotas personales de sobrevivientes de cáncer latinos, sobre cómo enfrentarse a la vida después del tratamiento del cáncer

203

Optimization of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) degradation in UASB reactors by varying bioavailability of LAS, hydraulic retention time and specific organic load rate.  

PubMed

Degradation of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in UASB reactors was optimized by varying the bioavailability of LAS based on the concentration of biomass in the system (1.3-16 g TS/L), the hydraulic retention time (HRT), which was operated at 6, 35 or 80 h, and the concentration of co-substrates as specific organic loading rates (SOLR) ranging from 0.03-0.18 g COD/g TVS.d. The highest degradation rate of LAS (76%) was related to the lowest SOLR (0.03 g COD/g TVS.d). Variation of the HRT between 6 and 80 h resulted in degradation rates of LAS ranging from 18% to 55%. Variation in the bioavailability of LAS resulted in discrete changes in the degradation rates (ranging from 37-53%). According to the DGGE profiles, the archaeal communities exhibited greater changes than the bacterial communities, especially in biomass samples that were obtained from the phase separator. The parameters that exhibited more influence on LAS degradation were the SOLR followed by the HRT. PMID:23196232

Okada, Dagoberto Y; Delforno, Tiago P; Esteves, Andressa S; Sakamoto, Isabel K; Duarte, Iolanda C S; Varesche, Maria B A

2013-01-01

204

Evidence for Filamentarity in the Las Campanas Redshift Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We apply Shapefinders, statistical measures of ``shape'' constructed from two-dimensional partial Minkowski functionals, to study the degree of filamentarity in the Las Campanas Redshift Survey (LCRS). In two dimensions, three Minkowski functionals characterize the morphology of an object; these are its perimeter (L), area (S), and genus. Out of L and S a single dimensionless Shapefinder statistic, \\Fscr, can be constructed (0<=\\Fscr<=1). The statistic \\Fscr acquires extreme values on a circle (\\Fscr=0) and a filament (\\Fscr=1). Using \\Fscr, we quantify the extent of filamentarity in the LCRS by comparing our results with a Poisson distribution having similar geometrical properties and the same selection function as the survey. Our results unambiguously demonstrate that the LCRS displays a high degree of filamentarity in both the northern and southern Galactic sections, in general agreement with the visual appearance of the catalog. It is well known that gravitational clustering from Gaussian initial conditions gives rise to the development of non-Gaussianity, reflected in the formation of a network-like filamentary structure on supercluster scales. Consequently, the fact that the smoothed LCRS catalog shows properties consistent with those of a Gaussian random field,whereas the unsmoothed catalog demonstrates the presence of filamentarity, lends strong support to the conjecture that the large-scale clustering of galaxies is driven by gravitational instability.

Bharadwaj, Somnath; Sahni, Varun; Sathyaprakash, B. S.; Shandarin, Sergei F.; Yess, Capp

2000-01-01

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The T dwarf population in the UKIDSS LAS .  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the most recent results from the UKIDSS Large Area Survey (LAS) census and follow up of new T brown dwarfs in the local field. The new brown dwarf candidates are identified using optical and infrared survey photometry (UKIDSS and SDSS) and followed up with narrow band methane photometry (TNG) and spectroscopy (Gemini and Subaru) to confirm their brown dwarf nature. Employing this procedure we have discovered several dozens of new T brown dwarfs in the field. Using methane differential photometry as a proxy for spectral type for T brown dwarfs has proved to be a very efficient technique. This method can be useful in the future to reliably identify brown dwarfs in deep surveys that produce large samples of faint targets where spectroscopy is not feasible for all candidates. With this statistical robust sample of the mid and late T brown dwarf field population we were also able to address the discrepancies between the observed field space density and the expected values given the most accepted forms of the IMF of young clusters.

Cardoso, C. V.; Burningham, B.; Smith, L.; Smart, R.; Pinfield, D.; Magazzù, A.; Ghinassi, F.; Lattanzi, M.

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Sobre a largura da última superfície de espalhamento  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

De acordo com o modelo do "Big-Bang", no universo primordial a matéria estava em equilíbrio térmico com a radiação. Com a expansão a temperatura da radiação cai. Quando a temperatura chega em torno dos 4.000K, os espalhamentos diminuem, começando a recombinação dos prótons e elétrons em Hidrogênio neutro (era conhecida como da recombinação). Ao final da recombinação, os fótons se propagam livremente sofrendo, em princípio, somente os efeitos do "redshift" cosmológico. Esses fótons nos alcançam hoje como a radiação cósmica de fundo (RCF), e parecem vir de uma superfície esférica ao nosso redor, tal que o raio dela é a distância que ele viajou desde seu último espalhamento na época da recombinação. Naturalmente, esse processo não ocorreu abruptamente, implicando na existência de uma largura no espaço dos "redshifts" que deve depender do modelo cosmológico específico e dos processos físicos considerados. Neste trabalho analisamos os efeitos de diferentes modelos - a saber, aqueles com decaimento do vácuo L(t), criação de matéria, quintessência e gás de Chaplygin - sobre a última superfície de espalhamento da RCF, em particular sua largura e a função visibilidade, que determina a probabilidade de um fóton ter tido seu último espalhamento num "redshift" z. No caso particular dos modelos com decaimento do vácuo, existe uma forte dependência da função visibilidade com L(t). Tais efeitos poderão ser testados através da análise dos resultados de experimentos mais precisos que estão atualmente em andamento, como por exemplo, o WMAP.

Nobre, M. A. S.; Pires, N.; Lima, J. A. S.

2003-08-01

207

Las clases medias republicanas en el franquismo: represión y control social  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este artículo se realiza una aproximación a las fases y diferentes formas de represión que sufrieron las personas de militancia republicana en los anos de la Guerra Civil. El trabajo se divide en tres partes. En la primera se trata de explicar, desde una perspectiva histórica, la vinculación entre clases medias y republicanismo. La segunda se centra especialmente en

Alicia Alted Vigil

2001-01-01

208

La regulación de los órganos de gobierno de las cajas de ahorros: consideraciones electorales  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo supone un avance en la resolución de los problemas de elección social y reparto proporcional de las cajas de ahorros españolas. La regulación estatal y regional relativa a estas instituciones no resuelve adecuadamente los problemas en las elecciones a representantes a los órganos rectores de dichas entidades financieras. La elección de un método para un problema de

Santiago Carbó Valverde; Antonio Palomares Bautista; Victoriano Ramírez González

2004-01-01

209

Analysis of Large Area Synchronous Code-Division Multiple Access (LAS- CDMA).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Large area synchronous code-division multiple access (LAS-CDMA) is a proposed fourth generation cellular standard. Similar to cdma2000, the distinguishing feature of LAS-CDMA is the new set of spreading codes used to separate users in the wireless channel...

S. A. Brooks

2002-01-01

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La Noche de las Brujas Module. Nivel Primario. [The Night of the Witches Module. Primary Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

La Noche de las Brujas (Halloween) is the topic of this primary level unit. The objectives are to enable the child to: (1) draw scenery, using his imagination, about witches, castles, and devils; (2) write compositions on witches, devils, and Halloween; (3) explain the story "La Noche de las Brujas"; (4) tell about any adventures or incidents he…

Espinoza, Delia

211

Problem-Solving in Las Vegas: Students Are Building Skills and a Global Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a project initiated at Silverado High School in Las Vegas, where students from Las Vegas and schools across the United States monitor the levels of radon in the atmosphere. Enables students to learn first hand about the collection, analysis, and interpretation of scientific data and to network with other students from the United States…

Budd, Gregory; Curry, Don

1995-01-01

212

La historia de los servicios públicos en las ciudades gallegas: un programa de investigación  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo expone los objetivos y los resultados de un programa de investigación desarrollado desde hace una década en el seno de la Universidade da Coruña, en el que se analiza la implantación y desarrollo de los principales servicios públicos en las ciudades gallegas, desde una perspectiva histórica. Se parte de la constatación de la creciente importancia atribuida a las

Alberte Martínez López; Jesús Mirás Araujo

2007-01-01

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Formación de clases de equivalencia aplicadas al aprendizaje de las notas musicales  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se llevaron a cabo tres experimentos de formación y ampliación de clases de equivalencia. En el pri- mero de ellos, con niños de 4-6 años de media como participantes, y aplicando la lógica de las clases de equivalencia al aprendizaje de los símbolos y sonidos musicales, se adquirieron las relaciones ne- cesarias para formar tres clases de equivalencia (do, mi,

Andrés García García; Cristóbal Bohórquez Zayas; Teresa Gutiérrez Domínguez

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EFFECT OF SECONDARY EFFLUENTS ON EUTROPHICATION IN LAS VEGAS BAY, LAKE MEAD, NEVADA  

EPA Science Inventory

The eutrophication potential of Lake Mead, with primary emphasis on Las Vegas Bay, was determined with Selenastrum capricornutum. Nutrient limitation profiles were determined for three sampling stations in Las Vegas Bay and one in Boulder Basin. After heavy metals were chelated w...

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Robots in Las Vegas: Demos and International Agency Panel Highlight NSF Robotics Workshop  

NSF Publications Database

... Oct. 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. International panel: Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. IROS 2003 ... 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Pacific Ballroom and Las Vegas Ballroom Bally's Hotel 3645 Las Vegas ...

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REMOTE SENSING OF PERCHLORATE EFFECTS ON SALT CEDAR PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE LAS VEGAS WASH  

EPA Science Inventory

Sodium Perchlorate and ammonium Perchlorate, major components of solid rocket fuel, have been manufactured in the Las Vegas Valley immediately up gradient from the Las Vegas Wash, since 1945 and 1956, respectively. Measurements of emerging ground water quality in the vici...

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Managing Floods and Resources at the Arroyo Las Positas  

SciTech Connect

Engineers and water resource professionals are challenged with protecting facilities from flood events within environmental resource protection, regulatory, and economic constraints. One case in point is the Arroyo Las Positas (ALP), an intermittent stream that traverses the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California. Increased runoff from post-drought rainfall, upstream development, and new perennial discharges from LLNL activities have resulted in increased dry weather flows and wetland vegetation. These new conditions have recently begun to provide improved habitat for the federally threatened California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii; CRLF), but the additional vegetation diminishes the channel's drainage capacity and increases flood risk. When LLNL proposed to re-grade the channel to reestablish the 100-year flood capacity, traditional dredging practices were no longer being advocated by environmental regulatory agencies. LLNL therefore designed a desilting maintenance plan to protect LLNL facility areas from flooding, while minimizing impacts to wetland resources and habitat. The result was a combination of structural upland improvements and the ALP Five Year Maintenance Plan (Maintenance Plan), which includes phased desilting in segments so that the entire ALP is desilted after five years. A unique feature of the Maintenance Plan is the variable length of the segments designed to minimize LLNL's impact on CRLF movement. State and federal permits also added monitoring requirements and additional constraints on desilting activities. Two years into the Maintenance Plan, LLNL is examining the lessons learned on the cost-effectiveness of these maintenance measures and restrictions and reevaluating the direction of future maintenance activities.

Sanchez, L; Van Hattem, M; Mathews, S

2002-03-05

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Informe a la nación indica que continúa la disminución de las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer que empezó a principios de los noventa; Una sección especial destaca los cánceres asociados al exceso de peso y a la falta de actividad física adecuada  

Cancer.gov

Los índices de mortalidad por todos los cánceres combinados para hombres, mujeres y niños siguieron bajando en Estados Unidos entre 2004 y 2008, según el Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer de 1975 a 2008. El índice general de diagnósticos nuevos de cáncer, que se conoce también como incidencia, bajaron entre los hombres un promedio de 0,6% por año entre 2004 y 2008. Los índices generales de incidencia de cáncer entre las mujeres bajaron 0,5% por año de 1998 hasta 2006; estos índices se nivelaron de 2006 a 2008.

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Una nota sobre el modelo de telaraña y los mercados a futuro  

Microsoft Academic Search

Generalmente se acepta que los mercados que funcionan con expectativas del tipo “telaraña” son ineficientes y que agentes con expectativas correctas podrían explotar esta ineficiencia ya sea a través de convertirse en productores del bien en cuestión o vendiendo las predicciones propias que serían más acertadas que la del tipo “telaraña”. Esta nota presenta un tercer método para explotar las

Maurice W. Schiff

1982-01-01

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Actitud en niños y adultos sobre los estereotipos de género en juguetes infantiles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. El trabajo muestra cómo a través del juego las nuevas generaciones aprenden y reproducen los patrones de conducta que observan en su entorno familiar, social, escolar y, especialmente, en los medios de comunicación. En este estudio participan 400 niños de entre tres y siete años de edad y 200 universitarios, y se realiza un análisis de las preferencias y

María del Carmen; Martínez Rein; Manuel Vélez Ce

2008-01-01

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Kinetic Model for Signal Binding to the Quorum Sensing Regulator LasR  

PubMed Central

We propose a kinetic model for the activation of the las regulon in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The model is based on in vitro data and accounts for the LasR dimerization and consecutive activation by binding of two OdDHL signal molecules. Experimentally, the production of the active LasR quorum-sensing regulator was studied in an Escherichia coli background as a function of signal molecule concentration. The functional activity of the regulator was monitored via a GFP reporter fusion to lasB expressed from the native lasB promoter. The new data shows that the active form of the LasR dimer binds two signal molecules cooperatively and that the timescale for reaching saturation is independent of the signal molecule concentration. This favors a picture where the dimerized regulator is protected against proteases and remains protected as it is activated through binding of two successive signal molecules. In absence of signal molecules, the dimerized regulator can dissociate and degrade through proteolytic turnover of the monomer. This resolves the apparent contradiction between our data and recent reports that the fully protected dimer is able to “degrade” when the induction of LasR ceases.

Claussen, Anetta; Jakobsen, Tim Holm; Bjarnsholt, Thomas; Givskov, Michael; Welch, Martin; Ferkinghoff-Borg, Jesper; Sams, Thomas

2013-01-01

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[Effect of LAS on physico-chemical properties and microorganism activity in soil environment].  

PubMed

Using a well drained paddy soil and the derived soil under vegetables in the Taihu Lake region, China, experiments of soil capillary rise, colloid dispersion and adsorption of toxic organics and heavy metals by soil under various degrees of LAS addition were conducted. Also incubation experiments of microorganism activity in soil with added LAS in different concentrations were carried out in laboratory. LAS addition resulted in lower capillary rise of soil solution, higher dispersion of soil colloids and lower capacity of soil for organic pollutants but no significant influence on adsorption of heavy metal cations. The nitrification and amonification in soil were very sensitive to LAS stress while denitrification turned to be stimulated. LAS addition gave stronger growth of soil bacteria while decreased growth of fungus. Meanwhile, soil respiration was stimulated in the first week of incubation and compressed afterwards by LAS at concentration over 5 mg/kg. It seemed that some species of microorganisms were tolerant of LAS in the studied soils. PMID:11382044

Pan, G; Han, Y

2001-01-01

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The La 2S 3-LaS 2 system: Thermodynamic and kinetic study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A detailed thermodynamic study of the LaS 2-La 2S 3 system in the temperature range 350-1000 °C was performed, starting from high quality crystals LaS 2 as the highest polysulfide in the system, and using a sensitive static tensimetric method with a quartz Bourdon gauge and a membrane as a null-point instrument. The pS- T- x diagram obtained has shown that the phase region covering the composition between LaS 2 and La 2S 3, which was previously described as a single grossly nonstoichiometric phase, consists of three discrete stoichiometric phases, LaS 2.00, LaS 1.91, and LaS 1.76, where compositions could be determined with an accuracy of ±0.01 f.u. The thermodynamic characteristics of evaporation of the polysulfides as well as standard heat of LaS 2 formation were calculated. The role of kinetics in the formation of ordered superstructures of sulfur-poorer polysulfides with different formal concentration of vacancies is considered.

Vasilyeva, I. G.; Nikolaev, R. E.

2010-08-01

224

El fenotipo de las mucinas en el es?fago de Barrett  

PubMed Central

Antecedentes El esófago de Barrett es una reconocida lesión precursora de adenocarcinoma esofágico. Aunque generalmente asociada al reflujo gastroesofágico, los mecanismos patogénicos de la enfermedad no son bien conocidos. El objetivo del presente estudio es explorar la historia natural e identificar marcadores de progreso del proceso precanceroso. Material y métodos Se utilizaron cortes histológicos de 67 especímenes de esófago correspondientes a 14 pacientes con esófago de Barrett, a los que se siguió entre 1 – 9 años. Se clasificaron las lesiones en: esófago de Barrett sin displasia, indefinido para displasia o con displasia. Se evaluó la expresión de diferentes mucinas en las células caliciformes y en las columnares usando técnicas de histoquímica e inmunohistoquímica. Resultados En todos los casos se comprobó la presencia de metaplasia intestinal incompleta. Las células columnares dentro del epitelio metaplásico contenían mucinas neutras. A mayor severidad de la lesión se encontró significativamente menor expresión de sialomucinas en las células columnares (p de tendencia igual a 0,03). En sujetos con lesiones indefinidas para displasia se observó un mayor contenido de sulfomucinas en las células caliciformes (p=0,034) y de MUC2 en las células columnares (p=0,029) que en sujetos con esófago de Barrett sin displasia. Se observó expresión de la mucina intestinal MUC2 y de la mucina gástrica MUC5AC en todas las muestras. MUC6, una mucina de las glándulas profundas gástricas, se presentó ocasionalmente. Conclusión La evaluación de los perfiles de mucinas en el esófago de Barrett sugiere una transición gradual del fenotipo del epitelio metaplásico a medida que la lesión avanza en el tiempo.

Torrado, Julio; Piazuelo, Maria Blanca; Ruiz, Irune; Izarzugaza, Maria Isabel; Camargo, Maria Constanza; Delgado, Alberto; Abdirad, Afshin; Correa, Pelayo

2011-01-01

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Language Assessment Scales, Level 2, LAS II, for Grades 6 and Up, English/Spanish. Examiner's Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language Assessment Scales, Level 2 (LAS II) are used to assess the linguistic proficiency of limited-English-speaking or non-English-speaking adolescents. LAS II, like its predecessor, LAS I, provides a picture of oral linguistic proficiency based on a student's performance across four linguistic subsystems: phonemic, lexical, syntactic and…

Duncan, Sharon E.; De Avila, Edward A.

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Aircraft Accident Report - Las Vegas Airlines Flight 88, Piper PA-31-350, Grand Canyon, Arizona, August 17, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On August 17, 1983, Las Vegas Airlines Flight 88, a Piper PA-31-350, N88LV, was being operated as a scheduled Grand Canyon sightseeing flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Tusayan, Arizona. Weather conditions precluded the pilot of Las Vegas 88 from flying o...

1984-01-01

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Routine Diagnostic Venous Ultrasound and LAS for Leg Edema of Unknown Cause  

PubMed Central

Objective: To verify the diagnostic efficiency of venous duplex ultrasound and lymphangioscintigraphy (LAS) in establishing the cause of leg edema and to clarify the pathology of these leg edemas. Materials and Methods: Between April 2009, and March 2010, 62 patients with leg edema of unknown origin were referred to the Edema Clinic of the Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine. All patients underwent a venous duplex ultrasound scan and LAS. Results: Of 62 patients, lymphatic insufficiency, venous insufficiency or both was diagnosed in 42 (68%), and lymphedema, in 29 (47%). Venous duplex ultrasound detected obvious venous disorders in only 13 (21%), and for 20 patients, the ultrasound and LAS did not reveal any abnormalities; however, for 15 of the 20 (24% of all patients), venous edema was attributed to functional causes. Conclusion: Venous duplex ultrasound and LAS assisted in the diagnosis of leg edema of unknown origin and also proved useful in establishing treatment strategies.

2010-01-01

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Terrestrial risk assessment for linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS) in sludge-amended soils.  

PubMed

A comparison of the estimated environmental concentration and the effect concentrations (in the laboratory or field) in the receiving compartment form the basis of environmental risk assessments. This paper reviews processes that critically influence the fate of LAS in the terrestrial environment. Concentrations of LAS in sludge are quite high due to sorption to primary sludge, precipitation of Ca and Mg-salts of LAS, and lack of biodegradation under anaerobic digestion. This implies that when sludge is applied to soil e.g. as a fertilizer, considerable amounts of this important surfactant may enter the terrestrial environment. Influence of aerobic situations on LAS concentrations during sludge storage needs further research to allow incorporation into the risk assessment. Aerobic biodegradation in soil is considered the most important removal mechanism of LAS loading to the terrestrial environment through sludge-amendment. Sorption plays a role in determining the residence time of a chemical in the soil, hereby enabling more time for biodegradation to occur. In addition, sorption may affect the expression of effects of surfactants towards benthic and soil dwelling organisms and plants. Another factor that needs further attention is the form of LAS in the environment, which is not similar to the commercial material applied in detergents. The differential sorption and biodegradation of the LAS components lead to a shift in the alkyl chain length (homologue), and phenylisomer distribution towards increased hydrophobicity. Also, occurrence of Ca/Mg-salts in the environment versus the Na-salt for the commercial material critically impacts the extrapolation of effects data obtained in lab studies (mostly performed with the commercial material) to the field. The literature data were used in combination with strategies and methods provided by the European Union Technical Guidance Document in support of risk assessment of new and notified substances (1996) for the prediction of environmental concentrations of LAS entering the soil system through sludge applications. Soil biodegradation is an essential, necessary element for the PEC-calculations of LAS. The initial realistic worst case assessment presented indicates no human health risks exists with indirect exposure to LAS through either food or drinking water. Also, current LAS use does not pose a risk to terrestrial organisms such as plants and invertebrates. PMID:9493328

de Wolf, W; Feijtel, T

1998-03-01

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Benitez Rojo and Las Casas's Plague of Ants: The Libidinal Versus the Ideological Unconscious  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a recent work, La isla que se repite, Cuban critic Antonio Benítez Rojo rereads one of the digressive “fictions” within Las Casas’s Historia de las Indias, concerning a plague of ants that occurred in the Caribbean islands in 1519–21, and, through the deployment of the key Freudian notion of the uncanny, argues that it rehearses the Spaniard’s deeply entrenched

2002-01-01

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Adsorption/desorption of linear alkylbenzenesulfonate (LAS) and azoproteins by/from activated sludge flocs.  

PubMed

Our study investigated the adsorption/desorption by/from activated sludge flocs, dispersed in river water or in diluted wastewater, of organic compounds (C(11)-LAS, azoalbumin and azocasein) at concentrations relevant to environmental conditions. Activated sludge flocs, used as a model of biological aggregates, are characterized by a very heterogeneous matrix able to sorb the three organic compounds tested at 4 degrees C. The adsorbed amount of C(11)-LAS by activated sludge flocs was higher than that of azocasein or azoalbumin, as shown by the Freundlich parameters (K(ads)=8.6+/-1.7, 1.6+/-0.3 and 0.3+/-0.1 micromol(1-1/n)g(-1)l(1/n) for C(11)-LAS, azocasein and azoalbumin, respectively; n=3 sludges). C(11)-LAS sorption from activated sludge appeared to be partially reversible in river water, while a marked hysteresis phenomenon was observed for azocasein and azoalbumin, implying a low degree of reversibility in their exchange between activated sludge and river water. It has also been displayed that the conductivity variation of bulk water (comprised between 214 and 838 microS cm(-1)) exerted no dramatic effect on the C(11)-LAS desorption from activated sludge flocs, while a little effect of it on azocasein desorption was observed. Thus, biological aggregates as activated sludge flocs can serve as an intermediate carrier for C(11)-LAS, while it represents a sink for proteins. PMID:15950257

Conrad, A; Cadoret, A; Corteel, P; Leroy, P; Block, J-C

2006-01-01

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Global position analysis of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum-sensing transcription factor LasR  

PubMed Central

Summary In Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing (QS), the transcriptional regulator LasR controls the expression of more than 300 genes. Several of these genes are activated indirectly via a second, subordinate QS regulator, RhlR. Conserved sequence elements upstream of individual other genes have been shown to bind LasR in vitro. To comprehensively identify all regions that are bound by LasR in vivo, we employed chromatin immunoprecipitation in conjunction with microarray analysis. We identified 35 putative promoter regions that direct the expression of up to 74 genes. In vitro DNA binding studies allowed us to distinguish between cooperative and non-cooperative LasR binding sites, and allowed us to build consensus sequences according to the mode of binding. Five promoter regions were not previously recognized as QS-controlled. Two of the associated transcript units encode proteins involved in the cold-shock response and in Psl exopolysaccharide synthesis, respectively. The LasR regulon includes seven genes encoding transcriptional regulators, while secreted factors and secretion machinery are the most overrepresented functional categories overall. This supports the notion that the core function of LasR is to coordinate the production of extracellular factors, although many of its effects on global gene expression are likely mediated indirectly by regulatory genes under its control.

Gilbert, Kerrigan B.; Kim, Tae Hoon; Gupta, Rashmi; Greenberg, E. P.; Schuster, Martin

2009-01-01

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Monitoring Changes in Channel Morphology in Las Vegas Wash with Global Fiducials Program Imagery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To borrow from a popular adage, "What happens in Las Vegas [Wash], stays in Las Vegas [Wash]"—but only with a lot of help. This past decade has seen a concerted effort to curb erosion and sediment transport along the 12 mile long channel between East Las Vegas and Lake Mead. Las Vegas Wash is prototypical of an urban river in an arid environment that is being impacted by increasing urban development and impervious surface runoff within its drainage area. Rapid urbanization since the 1970s has increased the flow of water into Las Vegas Wash, causing severe channel destabilization. Within two decades millions of cubic yards of rocks and sediment were scoured out of the wash and transported downstream to Lake Mead. The wetlands that once covered over 2,000 acres within Las Vegas Wash dwindled to 200 acres in the 1990s as the channel became as much as 40 feet deeper and 300 feet wider at some points. In 1999 the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee (LVWCC) initiated a 20-year plan to construct erosion control structures (weirs) for channel stabilization and rock riprap for stream bank protection. The hope is to design structures that will slow down the water flow, trap sediments, and to eventually restore much of the wetland environment. Using high-resolution satellite imagery from the Global Fiducials Program Library housed at the U. S. Geological Survey, this transition is being tracked from 1999 to the present. From November 1999 to July 2008 new residential and commercial development has claimed an additional 12 square kilometers (3000 acres) of land in Henderson, NV, along the south side of Las Vegas Wash. Even with the increased volume of surface and groundwater runoff entering the wash, current sediment yields are much lower than the 1999 totals. The imagery documents the construction of 14 of the 22 LVWCC planned weirs by the year 2011. It also shows many miles of stream bank stabilization by riprap, planting of riparian vegetation and placing of obstructions in the channel. The replanting of native vegetation on storm debris flats is stabilizing some of the soil in the wash and also rejuvenating much of the wetland habitat. Las Vegas Wash is a test bed for the design and implementation of innovative methods for modifying stream morphology to achieve desirable results, as some of these methods are deemed successful and some are not as effective. The lessons learned about curbing erosion and sediment transport within Las Vegas Wash may be applied to other urban streams in arid environments.

Wheeler, D. J.

2012-12-01

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VALORACIÓN ECONÓMICA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE: “LAS PROPUESTAS DE LA ECONOMÍA ECOLÓGICA Y LA ECONOMÍA AMBIENTAL”  

Microsoft Academic Search

La supervivencia de la especie humana es inconcebible sin aquello que aporta el medio ambiente. Pese a ello los seres humanos hemos tendido, con el paso del tiempo, a despreciar su importancia, realizando nuestras actividades sin considerar nuestro impacto sobre él. La configuración de un sistema energético basado en la mala gestión de los recursos naturales, muchas veces utilizados a

Leonardo Granato; Nahuel Oddone; Adolfo Carballo Penela

2009-01-01

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Los Derechos Fundamentales del Trabajo en el Marco de las Reformas del Nuevo Orden Económico  

Microsoft Academic Search

* Resumo: A nova ordem econômica internacional atua sobre as relações de trabalho, ao mesmo tempo em que o quadro normativo da regulamentação trabalhista passa por intenso processo de desregulamentação e flexibilização. A perda de centralidade no trabalho subordinado constitui um fenômeno próprio de um sistema econômico que destrói mais postos de trabalho do que gera, fazendo com que, no

Jorge Rosenbaum Rimolo

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El Servicio de Información sobre el Cáncer del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer  

Cancer.gov

El Servicio de Información del Cáncer (CIS) del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer facilita la información más actualizada y precisa sobre el cáncer a pacientes, a sus familias, al público en general y a profesionales médicos. El CIS brinda respuestas personalizadas a preguntas específicas sobre el cáncer y asistencia a los fumadores que quieren abandonar el hábito. Comuníquese con el CIS al 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER) o al 1-877-448-7848 (1-877-44U-QUIT).

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Environmental Regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 Las and Rhl Quorum-Sensing Systems?  

PubMed Central

The lasI-lasR and the rhlI-rhlR quorum-sensing systems in Pseudomonas aeruginosa regulate the expression of numerous cellular and secreted virulence factor genes and play important roles in the development of biofilms. The las and rhl systems themselves are known to be directly or indirectly regulated by a number of transcriptional regulators, and consequently, their expression is sensitive to environmental conditions. In this report, the activities of these two quorum-sensing systems have been examined systematically under 46 growth conditions, and the regulation by environmental conditions has been investigated. The relative timing and strength of expression of these two systems varied significantly under different conditions, which contrasts with the notion of a preset hierarchy with these two systems in P. aeruginosa. Depending on the growth conditions, the correlation between each synthase and its cognate transcriptional regulator also varied, suggesting that the transcription of these genes independently allows for further fine tuning of each system. Finally, we observe that the activities of both the lasI-lasR and the rhlI-rhlR quorum-sensing systems were dramatically enhanced in the presence of extracts of sputum samples from cystic fibrosis patients.

Duan, Kangmin; Surette, Michael G.

2007-01-01

237

Prazer e perigo: notas sobre feminismo, sex-shops e S\\/M  

Microsoft Academic Search

O objeto deste artigo é o de discutir as novas conceituações sobre a sexualidade, desejo e corpo desenvolvidas pelas teorias feministas de origem anglo-saxã no exame da pornografia. Além de um mapeamento desta literatura, são analisados aspectos relacionados a novas formas de erotismo, a partir de pesquisa exploratória junto a sex-shops em São Francisco e Berkeley, EUA. São analisadas tendências

Maria Filomena Gregori

2004-01-01

238

SOBRE O PROCESSO DE MEDIAÇÃO SOCIAL NOS PROJETOS DE DESENVOLVIMENTO: UMA REFLEXÃO TEÓRICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mediação social é um tema que nos últimos anos vem ganhando espaço nas discussões sobre o desenvolvimento rural, mais especificamente, nas questões referentes à intervenção para o desenvolvimento. Este processo compreende uma relação que se apresenta como uma “via de mão dupla”, ou seja, a via representa a relação, uma das mãos é os mediadores, e a outra é

Cidonea Machado Deponti; Jalcione Almeida

2008-01-01

239

Influência do óleo de linhaça sobre o desempenho e a qualidade dos ovos de poedeiras semipesadas  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - O experimento foi conduzido para avaliar a influência da adição de óleo de linhaça em substituição ao óleo de soja em rações para poedeiras semipesadas sobre o desempenho e a qualidade interna e externa dos ovos. Utilizaram-se 192 poedeiras da linhagem Bovans Godline com 29 semanas de idade, distribuídas em seis tratamentos, que consistiram de uma dieta controle

Fernando Guilherme Perazzo Costa; Janete Gouveia de Souza; José Humberto Vilar da Silva; Carlos Bôa-Viagem Rabello; Cláudia de Castro Goulart; Raul da Cunha Lima Neto

2008-01-01

240

Identification of methyl triclosan and halogenated analogues in male common carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Las Vegas Bay and semipermeable membrane devices from Las Vegas Wash, Nevada  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Methyl triclosan and four halogenated analogues have been identified in extracts of individual whole-body male carp (Cyprinus carpio) tissue that were collected from Las Vegas Bay, Nevada, and Semipermeable Membrane Devices (SPMD) that were deployed in Las Vegas Wash, Nevada. Methyl triclosan is believed to be the microbially methylated product of the antibacterial agent triclosan (2, 4, 4'-trichloro-4-hydroxydiphenyl ether, Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number 3380-34-5, Irgasan DP300). The presence of methyl triclosan and four halogenated analogues was confirmed in SPMD extracts by comparing low- and high-resolution mass spectral data and Kovats retention indices of methyl triclosan with commercially obtained triclosan that was derivatized to the methyl ether with ethereal diazomethane. The four halogenated analogues of methyl triclosan detected in both whole-body tissue and SPMD extracts were tentatively identified by high resolution mass spectrometry. Methyl triclosan was detected in all 29 male common carp from Las Vegas Bay with a mean concentration of 596????g kg- 1 wet weight (ww) which is more than an order of magnitude higher than previously reported concentrations in the literature. The halogenated analogs were detected less frequently (21%-76%) and at much lower concentrations (< 51????g kg- 1 ww). None of these compounds were detected in common carp from a Lake Mead reference site in Overton Arm, Nevada.

Leiker, T. J.; Abney, S. R.; Goodbred, S. L.; Rosen, M. R.

2009-01-01

241

Roles of Pseudomonas aeruginosa las and rhl quorum-sensing systems in control of elastase and rhamnolipid biosynthesis genes.  

PubMed Central

Two quorum-sensing systems (las and rhl) regulate virulence gene expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The las system consists of a transcriptional activator, LasR, and LasI, which directs the synthesis of the autoinducer N-(3-oxododecanoyl) homoserine lactone (PAI-1). Induction of lasB (encoding elastase) and other virulence genes requires LasR and PAI-1. The rhl system consists of a putative transcriptional activator, RhlR, and RhlI, which directs the synthesis of N-butyryl homoserine lactone (PAI-2). Rhamnolipid production in P. aeruginosa has been reported to require both the rhl system and rhlAB (encoding a rhamnosyltransferase). Here we report the generation of a delta lasI mutant and both delta lasI delta rhlI and delta lasR rhlR::Tn501 double mutants of strain PAO1. Rhamnolipid production and elastolysis were reduced in the delta lasI single mutant and abolished in the double-mutant strains. rhlAB mRNA was not detected in these strains at mid-logarithmic phase but was abundant in the parental strain. Further RNA analysis of the wild-type strain revealed that rhlAB is organized as an operon. The rhlAB transcriptional start was mapped, and putative sigma 54 and sigma 70 promoters were identified upstream. To define components required for rhlAB expression, we developed a bioassay in Escherichia coli and demonstrated that PAI-2 and RhlR are required and sufficient for expression of rhlA. To characterize the putative interaction between PAI-2 and RhlR, we demonstrated that [3H]PAI-2 binds to E. coli cells expressing RhlR and not to those expressing LasR. Finally, the specificity of the las and rhl systems was examined in E. coli bioassays. The las system was capable of mildly activating rhlA, and similarly, the rhl system partly activated lasB. However; these effects were much less than the activation of rhlA by the rhl system and lasB by the las system. The results presented here further characterize the roles of the rhl and las quorum-sensing systems in virulence gene expression.

Pearson, J P; Pesci, E C; Iglewski, B H

1997-01-01

242

Discovery of LAS101057: A Potent, Selective, and Orally Efficacious A2B Adenosine Receptor Antagonist.  

PubMed

The structure-activity relationships for a series of pyrazine-based A2B adenosine receptor antagonists are described. From this work, LAS101057 (17), a potent, selective, and orally efficacious A2B receptor antagonist, was identified as a clinical development candidate. LAS101057 inhibits agonist-induced IL-6 production in human fibroblasts and is active in an ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized mouse model after oral administration, reducing airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine, Th2 cytokine production, and OVA-specific IgE levels. PMID:24900298

Eastwood, Paul; Esteve, Cristina; González, Jacob; Fonquerna, Silvia; Aiguadé, Josep; Carranco, Inés; Doménech, Teresa; Aparici, Mònica; Miralpeix, Montserrat; Albertí, Joan; Córdoba, Mónica; Fernández, Raquel; Pont, Mercè; Godessart, Núria; Prats, Neus; Loza, María Isabel; Cadavid, María Isabel; Nueda, Arsenio; Vidal, Bernat

2011-03-10

243

Discovery of LAS101057: A Potent, Selective, and Orally Efficacious A2B Adenosine Receptor Antagonist  

PubMed Central

The structure?activity relationships for a series of pyrazine-based A2B adenosine receptor antagonists are described. From this work, LAS101057 (17), a potent, selective, and orally efficacious A2B receptor antagonist, was identified as a clinical development candidate. LAS101057 inhibits agonist-induced IL-6 production in human fibroblasts and is active in an ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized mouse model after oral administration, reducing airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine, Th2 cytokine production, and OVA-specific IgE levels.

2010-01-01

244

After 58 years, an icon on the Las Vegas Strip closes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino closing after more than 58 yearshttp://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/16/las-vegas-sahara-hotel-and-casino-closing-after-more-than-58-years/?hpt=C2Las Vegas Historyhttp://www.lasvegassun.com/history/Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Yearshttp://digital.library.unlv.edu/boomtown/Vegas Tripping: Implosionshttp://www.vegastripping.com/implosions/The Neon Museumhttp://neonmuseum.org/All that glitters is not gold, and when it comes to the glittering lights of the Vegas Strip, nothing is permanent. This weekend, the Sahara hotel saw its last guests leave as it ended its 58-year run on the Strip. The hotel was the brainchild of one Milton Prell, a former jewelry salesman who ran a bingo parlor in Montana. In 1952, he opened the Sahara, which he envisioned as a "jewel of the desert". The Sahara was the sixth hotel on the Strip, and with its fantastical Congo Room supper club and Casbar Lounge, it was a flourishing part of the "ring-a-ding-ding" 1950s and 1960s scene in Las Vegas. Characters who were part of the Strip's history included legendary entertainers Ray Bolger, Donald O'Connor, and Louis Prime, who performed there for years with his wife, Keely Smith. While plans for the site are in flux, it is hoped that some of the Sahara's iconic neon signs will end up in the nearby Neon Museum.The first link will take visitors to a nice article from this Saturday's Las Vegas Sun about the closing of the Sahara. The second link leads to piece from CNN's blog which also talks about the recent closing of this famed Strip stalwart. The third link will whisk users away to a terrific site from the Las Vegas Sun which chronicles the highs and lows of the Strip's history. Moving on, the fourth link leads to a nice digital collection from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas which documents the boom years of Southern Nevada through images, documents, and other archival items. The fifth link leads to a rather raucous and fun archive of Strip hotel implosions captured for posterity. Finally, the last link leads to the homepage of The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, which celebrates neon culture in all of its glory.

Grinnell, Max

2011-05-20

245

Cloning and characterization of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa lasR gene, a transcriptional activator of elastase expression.  

PubMed Central

We report the discovery of the lasR gene, which positively regulates elastase expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. The lasR gene was cloned by its ability to restore a positive elastase phenotype in strain PA103, a strain which possesses the elastase structural gene (lasB) but fails to synthesize the enzyme. Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed an open reading frame of 716 nucleotides encoding a protein of approximately 27 kDa. A labeled LasR protein of 27 kDa was detected in Escherichia coli by using a T7 RNA polymerase expression system. A chromosomal deletion mutant of the lasR gene was constructed in PAO1 by gene replacement. This mutant (PAO-R1) is devoid of elastolytic activity and elastase antigen. The deduced amino acid sequence of LasR is 27% homologous to the positive activator LuxR of Vibrio fischeri and the suspected activator 28K-UvrC of E. coli. Northern (RNA) analysis of total cellular RNA from PAO1, PAO-R1, and PAO-R1 containing the lasR gene on a multicopy plasmid (pMG1.7) revealed that a functional lasR gene is required for transcription of the elastase structural gene (lasB). Images

Gambello, M J; Iglewski, B H

1991-01-01

246

Algunos cambios en el juego de Voleibol actual y sus efectos en la alta competencia internacional en equipos del sexo masculino  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teniendo en cuenta el desarrollo experimentado por Cuba en el deporte mundial y específicamente en el voleibol, los autores han querido contribuir a la consolidación de estas posiciones, orientando el presente estudio hacia el establecimiento de una caracterización que defina las nuevas condiciones presentes en el juego de Voleibol actual y como han influido en la actividad, competitiva los cambios

Gustavo Luna Pino; Lorenzo Gómez; Carlos Acosta Alonso

2002-01-01

247

Las unidades habitacionales y la vivienda en la ciudad de Morelia: apropiación de los espacios abiertos  

Microsoft Academic Search

La apropiación del espacio libre en las unidades habitacionales, genera conflicto y tensión social, por los habitantes- usuarios que crean y desarrollan una cultura urbana; expresada en sus vivencias, que van de lo individual a lo colectivo, de lo privado a lo público; haciendo de los espacios abiertos un lugar diferente. Los habitantes- usuarios buscan la identificación con su espacio,

Pedro Lina Manjares; Ana Rosa Velasco Ávalos

2007-01-01

248

New 40Ar\\/ 39Ar dates from the Las Tazas complex, northern Chile: Tectonic significance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Atacama Fault Zone is a major Mesozoic structure that trends along the Coastal Batholith of northern Chile. Part of the fault zone underwent a kinematic change from dip-slip to strike-slip displacement during the Early Cretaceous. The Las Tazas complex intruded the fault zone during this change. New analyses of country rock protomylonites from the edge of the complex firmly

Jeff Wilson; R. David Dallmeyer; John Grocott

2000-01-01

249

La intercoperación: una respuesta a las actuales demandas del cooperativismo agrario  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las cooperativas agrarias son entidades que a lo largo de la historia han demostrado una gran capacidad generadora de bienestar y riqueza para el mundo rural, constituyendo en muchas ocasiones el motor fundamental de la vida económica y social en numerosos territorios, a la vez que el principal instrumento empresarial al servicio de sus habitantes. Con todo, los importantes cambios

ELENA MELIA MARTÍ; JUAN F. JULIÁ IGUAL

2008-01-01

250

LA POSPOSICIÓN DE OPERACIONES EN LAS CADENAS DE SUMINISTRO: UN ESTUDIO DE LA LITERATURA  

Microsoft Academic Search

En estos tiempos de globalización la administración de la cadena de suministro requiere de adaptar el producto a las necesidades del cliente por lo cual existen tres elementos que son inherentes a este evento: cadena de suministro, posposición y herramientas para su análisis. El concepto de cadena de suministro se refiere a un sistema de entidades (proveedores, fabricantes, almacenadores-distribuidores, vendedores

Ulises Mercado Valenzuela; Oliverio Cruz-Mejía

2012-01-01

251

LAND AND WATER USE EFFECTS ON GROUND-WATER QUALITY IN LAS VEGAS VALLEY  

EPA Science Inventory

The hydrogeologic study of the shallow ground-water zone in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada determined the sources and extent of ground-water contamination to develop management alternatives and minimize adverse effects. An extensive, computerized data base utilizing water analyses, wel...

252

PERCHLORATE UPTAKE BY SALT CEDAR (TAMARIX RAMOSISSIMA) IN THE LAS VEGAS WASH RIPARIAN ECOSYSTEM  

EPA Science Inventory

Perchlorate ion (CIO4-) has been identified in samples of dormant salt cedar (Tamarix ramosissima) growing in the Las vegas Wash. Perchlorate is an oxidenat, but its reduction is kineticaly hindered. CXoncern over thyrpoid effects caused the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...

253

Hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance basic data for Las Cruces quadrangle, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Field and laboratory data are presented for 501 water samples and 1817 sediment samples from the Las Cruces Quadrangle, New Mexico. The samples were collected and uranium analysis performed by Los Alamos National Laboratory; multielement analysis and data reporting were performed by the Uranium Resource Evaluation Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Not Available

1981-08-31

254

Temperature trends and Urban Heat Island intensity mapping of the Las Vegas valley area  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Modified urban climate regions that are warmer than rural areas at night are referred to as Urban Heat Islands or UHI. Islands of warmer air over a city can be 12 degrees Celsius greater than the surrounding cooler air. The exponential growth in Las Vegas for the last two decades provides an opportunity to detect gradual temperature changes influenced by an increasing presence of urban materials. This thesis compares ground based thermometric observations and satellite based remote sensing temperature observations to identify temperature trends and UHI areas caused by urban development. Analysis of temperature trends between 2000 and 2010 at ground weather stations has revealed a general cooling trend in the Las Vegas region. Results show that urban development accompanied by increased vegetation has a cooling effect in arid climates. Analysis of long term temperature trends at McCarran and Nellis weather stations show 2.4 K and 1.2 K rise in temperature over the last 60 years. The ground weather station temperature data is related to the land surface temperature images from the Landsat Thematic Mapper to estimate and evaluate urban heat island intensity for Las Vegas. Results show that spatial and temporal trends of temperature are related to the gradual change in urban landcover. UHI are mainly observed at the airport and in the industrial areas. This research provides useful insight into the temporal behavior of the Las Vegas area.

Black, Adam Leland

255

LAS VEGAS VALLEY WATER BUDGET: RELATIONSHIP OF DISTRIBUTION, CONSUMPTIVE USE, AND RECHARGE TO SHALLOW GROUND WATER  

EPA Science Inventory

Estimates of quantity and geographic distribution of recharge to the shallow ground-water zone from water use return flows in Las Vegas Valley were made for the years 1973, 1965, 1958, 1950, and 1943 as part of a broader study on the impact of water and land use on ground-water q...

256

EL ROL DEL INGENIERO ELECTRÓNICO EN EL SECTOR SALUD Y EN LAS MIPYMES  

Microsoft Academic Search

La aproximación que se tendrá en este análisis está enfocada en los aportes que desde la ingeniería electrónica se pueden realizar en la solución de necesidades de las empresas y la sociedad regional, nacional y mundial en desarrollos que ilustren a países en condiciones similares o peores que Colombia, en mostrar que están en capacidades de construir una nueva Economía

Rubén Dario Cardenas Espinosa

2010-01-01

257

Geophysical constraints on the location and geometry of the Las Vegas Shear Zone, Nevada  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We model the basin configuration beneath Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, on the basis of gravity, drillhole, and seismic reflection data. We locate and characterize the various strands of the Las Vegas Valley Shear Zone (LVVSZ) by variations in basin thickness beneath the valley. The pre-Tertiary bedrock surface is complex, with subbasins buried beneath the flat alluvial surface of the valley. We suggest that these basins are formed from transtensional strain. Subbasins elongated N70??W and N50??W are interpreted as strike-slip basins. The deepest subbasin is 5 km west of Frenchman Mountain and strikes N40??E. This basin probably formed by combined movement on nonparallel strands of the LVVZ and an earlier episode of normal faulting. The basin thickness map constrains the minimum depth of the inferred detachment fault beneath Las Vegas Valley to at least 4 km. Seismic reflection data do not image a detachment fault in the upper 10 km beneath Las Vegas Valley. Our results also illustrate the utility of gravity in determining basinal structures and providing a three-dimensional perspective in areas with limited seismic reflection control.

Langenheim, V. E.; Grow, J. A.; Jachens, R. C.; Dixon, G. L.; Miller, J. J.

2001-01-01

258

Evaluating Water Supply and Water Quality Management Options for Las Vegas Valley  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ever increasing population in Las Vegas is generating huge demand for water supply on one hand and need for infrastructure to collect and treat the wastewater on the other hand. Current plans to address water demand include importing water from Muddy and Virgin Rivers and northern counties, desalination of seawater with trade- payoff in California, water banking in Arizona

S. Ahmad

2007-01-01

259

The application of activity-based costing to a support kitchen in a Las Vegas casino  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to examine the activity-based costing (ABC) method as a feasible and appropriate tool for the casino and hotel industry to apply to support kitchens in order to eliminate the monthly allocation of overhead based on variable costs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data were collected at a support kitchen in a Las Vegas casino. These data were analyzed

Paige Vaughn; Carola Raab; Kathleen B. Nelson

2010-01-01

260

METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGNING AIR QUALITY MONITORING NETWORKS: 2. APPLICATION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, FOR CARBON MONOXIDE  

EPA Science Inventory

An objective methodology presented in a companion paper (Liu et al., 1986) for determining the optimum number and disposition of ambient air quality stations in a monitoring network for carbon monoxide is applied to the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. The methodology utilizes an air qua...

261

Asymptotic Analysis of the Performance of LAS Algorithm for Large MIMO Detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, we reported a low-complexity likelihood ascent search (LAS) detection algorithm for large MIMO systems with tens to hundreds of antennas that can achieve high spectral efficiencies of the order of tens to hundreds of bps\\/Hz. Through simula- tions, we showed that this algorithm achieves increasingly near SISO AWGN perfor- mance for increasing number of antennas. However, no bit error

Saif K. Mohammed; Ananthanarayanan Chockalingam; B. Sundar Rajan

2008-01-01

262

The Development of Child Subjectivity in "La lengua de las mariposas"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Jose Luis Cuerda's film "La lengua de las mariposas" is set in rural Galicia in the immediate lead-up to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. It portrays the tender relationship between a Republican schoolteacher, Don Gregorio, and a boy named Moncho. Upon the Nationalist capture of the town, the young Moncho hurls stones at his friend, but…

Ryan, Lorraine

2012-01-01

263

La gestión de las aguas subterráneas en el acuífero Mancha Occidental  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN : En este artículo se aborda la problemática que pl antea la recuperación del acuífero Mancha Occidental en el que existe una im portante externalidad ambiental que se deriva de la relación entre las reservas de agua existentes en el acuífero y los humedales Tablas de Daimiel. Para ello, se desarrol lan varios modelos de programación matemática que permiten

Eva Iglesias Martínez

2002-01-01

264

Nutrición deportiva en la infancia: Cumplimiento de las demandas metabólicas del crecimiento y el ejercicio  

Microsoft Academic Search

ExtractoLos objetivos fundamentales de la infancia son el crecimiento y la maduración óptimos. Estos procesos relacionados con el desarrollo exigen un balance energético y nitrogenado positivo. Aunque la actividad física regular puede intensificar el desarrollo en la infancia, un entrenamiento físico extenuante puede reducir las reservas de energía y nitrógeno del organismo que, entonces, deberán reemplazarse a través de la

C. L. Zanker

2006-01-01

265

Decorative Landscaping Rock as a Source for Heavy Metal Contamination, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent drought coupled with population growth throughout the southwestern United States has increased the demand for water-efficient landscaping alternatives. As a result, xeriscaping has become a popular approach to landscaping in arid climates. Currently, no regulations control the mineralogy of decorative rocks that are used in these applications. Eight public sites were examined in Las Vegas, NV, where green and

Stephanie A. Mrozek; Brenda J. Buck; Patrick J. Drohan; Amy L. Brock

2006-01-01

266

Crustal structure in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada, from seismic and gravity observations  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A seismic-refraction profile indicates that the crust of the Earth increases in thickness by as much as 5 km over a horizontal distance of less than 25 km northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. This feature correlates with a decrease in the Bouguer anomaly and an increase in the average surface altitude.

Roller, John C.

1963-01-01

267

CAPABILITIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND SUPPORT LABORATORY-LAS VEGAS  

EPA Science Inventory

This report describes the present and developing capabilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its purpose is to present comprehensive information in concise form to enable users of the Laboratory'...

268

Isolation of the Autoinducer-Quenching Strain that Inhibits LasR in Pseudomonas aeruginosa  

PubMed Central

Quorum sensing (QS) has been recognized as a general phenomenon in microorganisms and plays an important role in many pathogenic bacteria. In this report, we used the Agrobacterium tumefaciens biosensor strain NT1 to rapidly screen for autoinducer-quenching inhibitors from bacteria. After initial screening 5389 isolates obtained from land and beach soil, 53 putative positive strains were identified. A confirmatory bioassay was carried out after concentrating the putative positive culture supernatant, and 22 strains were confirmed to have anti-LasR activity. Finally, we determined the strain JM2, which could completely inhibit biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, belonged to the genus Pseudomonas by analysis of 16S rDNA. Partially purified inhibitor factor(s) F5 derived from culture supernatants specifically inhibited LasR-controlled elastase and protease in wild type P. aeruginosa PAO1 by 68% and 73%, respectively, without significantly affecting growth; the rhl-controlled pyocyanin and rhamnolipids were inhibited by 54% and 52% in the presence of 100 ?g/mL of F5. The swarming motility and biofilm of PAO1 were also inhibited by F5. Real time RT-PCR on samples from 100 ?g/mL F5-treated P. aeruginosa showed downregulation of autoinducer synthase (LasRI and rhlI) and cognate receptor (lasR and rhlR) genes by 50%, 28%, 48%, and 29%, respectively. These results provide compelling evidence that the F5 inhibitor(s) interferes with the las system and significantly inhibits biofilm formation.

Weng, Lixing; Zhang, Yuqian; Yang, Yuxiang; Wang, Lianhui

2014-01-01

269

Isolation of the autoinducer-quenching strain that inhibits LasR in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  

PubMed

Quorum sensing (QS) has been recognized as a general phenomenon in microorganisms and plays an important role in many pathogenic bacteria. In this report, we used the Agrobacterium tumefaciens biosensor strain NT1 to rapidly screen for autoinducer-quenching inhibitors from bacteria. After initial screening 5389 isolates obtained from land and beach soil, 53 putative positive strains were identified. A confirmatory bioassay was carried out after concentrating the putative positive culture supernatant, and 22 strains were confirmed to have anti-LasR activity. Finally, we determined the strain JM2, which could completely inhibit biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, belonged to the genus Pseudomonas by analysis of 16S rDNA. Partially purified inhibitor factor(s) F5 derived from culture supernatants specifically inhibited LasR-controlled elastase and protease in wild type P. aeruginosa PAO1 by 68% and 73%, respectively, without significantly affecting growth; the rhl-controlled pyocyanin and rhamnolipids were inhibited by 54% and 52% in the presence of 100 µg/mL of F5. The swarming motility and biofilm of PAO1 were also inhibited by F5. Real time RT-PCR on samples from 100 µg/mL F5-treated P. aeruginosa showed downregulation of autoinducer synthase (LasRI and rhlI) and cognate receptor (lasR and rhlR) genes by 50%, 28%, 48%, and 29%, respectively. These results provide compelling evidence that the F5 inhibitor(s) interferes with the las system and significantly inhibits biofilm formation. PMID:24736783

Weng, Lixing; Zhang, Yuqian; Yang, Yuxiang; Wang, Lianhui

2014-01-01

270

Positive correlation of algD transcription to lasB and lasA transcription by populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis.  

PubMed Central

Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes a chronic infection in the lungs of individuals with cystic fibrosis. The P. aeruginosa isolates from these infections, when grown under laboratory conditions, characteristically are mucoid and produce low levels of the more destructive virulence factors, such as exotoxin A and the proteases. We wanted to determine if during the chronic lung infections associated with CF, the expression of alginate was inversely correlated to the expression of exotoxin A, elastase, and the LasA protease. We measured the transcript accumulation of algD, a marker of alginate, toxA, the structural gene for exotoxin A, lasB, the structural gene for elastase, and lasA, the structural gene for LasA protease, from the sputum bacterial populations of 23 patients. In the 131 samples tested, we frequently detected transcripts from the four genes. When a Spearman rank correlation analysis was done on the samples, we found no correlation between algD transcript accumulation and toxA transcript accumulation. This result suggested that toxA was regulated independently of algD. Curiously, we found a positive correlation between algD transcript accumulation and both lasB and lasA transcript accumulation levels. This correlation may not indicate a direct association between algD and either lasA or lasB. More likely, it indicates a common regulatory element in a cascade of regulators or a common environmental cue that triggers transcription.

Storey, D G; Ujack, E E; Mitchell, I; Rabin, H R

1997-01-01

271

EFEITO DE ADITIVOS MINERAIS SOBRE AS PROPRIEDADES DE CHAPAS CIMENTO-MADEIRA 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO ñ O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da adiÁªo de dois tipos de aditivos minerais (microssÌlica e metacaulim) sobre as propriedades de chapas de cimento-madeira, aplicando-se diferentes teores aditivos (0, 20 e 30%). O aglomerante empregado na produÁªo dos painØis foi o cimento Portland tipo ARI, juntamente com partÌculas de madeira de Eucalyptus urophylla. Os resultados indicaram

Gilmar Correia Silva; Jair Figueiredo

2006-01-01

272

INFLUENCIA DE LAS TENSIONES RESIDUALES EN EL ENSAYO FIP DE CORROSIÓN BAJO TENSIÓN DE LOS ALAMBRES DE PRETENSADO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. La corrosión bajo tensión en las armaduras activas puede provocar la fractura de los alambres en condiciones subcríticas, produciendo fallos en estructuras pretensadas. Para garantizar el buen comportamiento del acero frente a la corrosión bajo tensión, la FIP propuso un ensayo estándar en tiocianato amónico. El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar cómo influyen las tensiones residuales generadas en

J. M. Atienza; J. Ruiz; M. Elices

2003-01-01

273

Preliminary Study of Favorability for Uranium of the Sangre de Cristo Formation in the Las Vegas Basin, Northeastern New Mexico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Uranium favorability of the Sangre de Cristo Formation (Pennsylvanian-Permian) in the Las Vegas basin has been evaluated. The Las Vegas basin project area, located in Colfax, Mora, and San Miguel Counties, New Mexico, comprises about 3,489 sq mi. The form...

R. T. May J. R. Strand B. E. Reid W. R. Phillips

1977-01-01

274

Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in water of Lake Dianchi--spatial and seasonal variation, and kinetics of biodegradation.  

PubMed

For the purpose of elucidating the environmental characteristics of anion surfactants [linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS)] in the water of Lake Dianchi, a sampling investigation in the field from October 2006 to July 2007 and a batch of biodegradation experiments in the laboratory were carried out. The results showed that concentrations of LAS ranged from 18.6 to 260.1 ?g L(-1), and the average concentration was 52.6 ?g L(-1) in Lake Dianchi. The highest concentrations of LAS were found in the Northwest region, and the distribution of LAS varied through seasons, with much lower concentrations in fall than in any other seasons. LAS can be primarily biodegraded by microorganisms in the lake water, and the percentage of degradation was >97% after 28 days. Biodegradation of LAS was well-fitted with the kinetic model presented in this paper, and the half-lives ranged from 3.2 to 16.3 days. Temperature, pH, and initial concentrations could affect the biodegradation of LAS, among which temperature was the major factor influencing on biodegradation of LAS in water of Lake Dianchi. PMID:20072810

Wang, Zhi; Xiao, Bangding; Wu, Xingqiang; Tu, Xinhai; Wang, Yingcai; Sun, Xiaolei; Song, Lirong

2010-12-01

275

Development of Small-Scale Vegetable and Fruit Producers for an Expanding Urban Market in Las Vegas, Nevada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Southern Nevada, located along the eastern edge of the Mojave Desert, contains the rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, home to nearly two million people and attracting 40 million visitors each year. Las Vegas has one of the largest food service industries in North America and has emerged as a restaurant destination for tourists due to the growth in quantity

R. L. Morris; H. Gatzke; K. R. Curtis

276

Evolución y perspectivas de las economías emergentes de Asia Oriental diez años después de la crisis de 1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este artículo analiza la evolución de las economías más afectadas por la crisis de 1997: en Tailandia, Indonesia, Malasia, Filipinas y Corea del Sur, en los últimos diez años. Hoy el conjunto de países más afectados por aquel episodio se han re- cuperado plenamente y presentan una situación mucho más sólida. El sis- tema bancario ha sido saneado, las empresas

Joan Ripoll

277

Analisis de disponibilidad de infraestructura y acceso a las tecnologias de la informacion (TIC) en America Latina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los paises desarrollados han tenido mas acceso a la economia del conocimiento surgida por la amplia utilizacion de las tecnologias de la informacion y la comunicacion (tic) en las actividades productivas. Los paises de America Latina afrontan la llamada “brecha digital”, aun cuando han tenido avances importantes en el intento por articularse a los circuitos mundiales economicos y de informacion;

Raul Ernesto Acosta Mesa

2009-01-01

278

Declaración sobre los cambios que tendrán lugar próximamente en los programas de estudios clínicos del NCI  

Cancer.gov

Los estudios clínicos son elementos fundamentales en la transformación de los descubrimientos científicos en métodos prácticos para prevenir y tratar el cáncer. En esta declaración, hacemos un resumen de los cambios que están teniendo lugar en las organizaciones que realizan estudios clínicos bajo los auspicios del NCI.

279

EDUCAÇÃO SEXUAL NO 1ºCEB: PERCEPÇÕES DOS PROFESSORES SOBRE AS SUAS DIFICULDADES EM ÁREAS E TÓPICOS ESPECÍFICOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo Pretendeu-se identificar as percepções de professores de 1ºCEB, sobre as suas dificuldades sobre a educação sexual e analisar alguns factores individuais com influência nestas concepções. Os dados recolhidos por um questionário construído para o efeito foram tratados estatisticamente no programa SPSS. Os resultados sugerem maiores dificuldades na área de expressões da sexualidade e menores na de relações interpessoais. Como

Zélia ANASTÁCIO; Graça S. CARVALHO; Pierre CLÉMENT

280

Bioconcentration and toxicity of dodecylbenzene sulfonate (C12LAS) to aquatic organisms exposed in experimental streams.  

PubMed

Fish, mollusks, and crustaceans were caged in the tail pool of streams during a C(12)LAS (dodecyl benzene sulfonate) model ecosystem experimental program. Bioconcentration of total C(12)LAS and individual isomers and acute and chronic toxicity were investigated during this study. Toxicity endpoints were based on water and tissue (i.e., body burden) concentrations at which adverse effects were observed. At 32 days, total C(12)LAS bioconcentration factors (BCFs) for the fathead minnow and three invertebrate species ranged from 9 to 116. In general, bioconcentration was affected by isomer position, exposure concentration, and species. BCF values tended to decrease as isomer position moved from external (e.g., 2-phenyl) to internal (e.g., 5,6-phenyl). BCFs also decreased as exposure concentration increased. Mean acute 4-d LC(50) values ranged from 1.5 to >3.0 mg/L for the six species tested. Lethal body burdens associated with 50% mortality (LBB(50)) varied from 0.21 to 0.60 mmole/kg (wet weight). During the 32-day chronic exposures, the EC(20) values were 0.27 (0.204-0.352), 0.95 (0.597-1.29), and approximately 1.0 mg/L for Corbicula (length), Hyalella (survival), and fathead minnow (survival), respectively. At these EC(20) values, C(12)LAS body burdens were 0.035, 0.23, and 0.19 mmoles/kg wet weight in Corbicula, Hyalella, and fathead minnow, respectively. Fish exposed to wastewater treatment plant effluent had total C(12)LAS tissue concentrations ranging from 0.0005 to 0.0039 mmoles/kg wet weight. These concentrations are approximately 45-360 times below the tissue concentration associated with subtle effects in the model ecosystem stream exposures. Total C(12)LAS body burdens in feral and caged Corbicula exposed to WWTP effluents were approximately 0.0013 mmoles/kg; approximately 25-fold below concentrations associated with effects in stream exposures. PMID:12520396

Versteeg, D J; Rawlings, J M

2003-02-01

281

Informacion sobre el estudio de factibilidad para el reracking en las instalaciones de piscinas de la Central Electronuclear de Juragua. (Information on the feasibility study for the reracking in the fuel storage pools of the Juragua Nuclear Power Plant).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During 1993, in the Juragua Nuclear Power Plants as engineering evaluation programme was initiated in the storage area of irradiated nuclear fuel, where work in order to determine the feasibility of capacity increase for storage of irradiated nuclear fuel...

J. M. Rodriguez I. Rodriguez D. Lopez R. Guerra M. Rodriguez

1995-01-01

282

Influencia de la edad y habito de fumar sobre las frecuencias espontanea y radioinducida de micronucleos en linfocitos humanos. (Influence of age, sex and life style factors (smoking habits) on the spontaneous and radiation induced micronuclei frequencies).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Several endpoints have been used for monitoring human populations for environmental or occupational exposure to genotoxic agents, particularly ionizing radiation. The cytokinesis-block micronucleus (MN) assay in peripheral lymphocytes is a reliable method...

M. Di Giorgio N. Nasazzi M. L. Heredia

1995-01-01

283

Manual de Adiestramiento sobre Terapia de Rehidratacion Oral y Control de las Enfermedades Diarreicas (Oral Rehydration Therapy and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases). Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-53.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Spanish-language manual was developed to train Peace Corps volunteers and other community health workers in Spanish-speaking countries in oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and the control of diarrheal diseases. Using a competency-based format, the manual contains three training modules (organized in seven sessions) that focus on interrelated…

Clark, Mari; And Others

284

Receta para el Exito. Una Guia Actualizada para Padres sobre el Mejoramiento de las Escuelas de Colorado y Logros Estudiantiles (Recipe for Success: An Updated Parents' Guide to Improving Colorado Schools and Student Achievement).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Spanish language guide describes ways that parents can help improve student achievement and school quality. It answers such questions as: how to choose the right early-education opportunity for a preschooler; how to make sure a 5-year-old is ready for school; how to help a daughter do well in school; how to work with a daughter's or son's…

Taher, Bonnie; Durr, Pamela

285

New 40Ar/ 39Ar dates from the Las Tazas complex, northern Chile: Tectonic significance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Atacama Fault Zone is a major Mesozoic structure that trends along the Coastal Batholith of northern Chile. Part of the fault zone underwent a kinematic change from dip-slip to strike-slip displacement during the Early Cretaceous. The Las Tazas complex intruded the fault zone during this change. New analyses of country rock protomylonites from the edge of the complex firmly constrain the age of the change to 130 Ma and confirm that the complex was emplaced during active displacement along the fault zone. The intrusion heated its immediate country rocks and allowed localised ductile shearing during emplacement. Upper crustal intrusions like the Las Tazas complex are ideal targets for geochronological studies of major shear zones.

Wilson, Jeff; Dallmeyer, R. David; Grocott, John

2000-05-01

286

Structure and tensile strength of LaS(1.4)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The tensile strength of LaS(1.4) has been estimated by diametral stress testing at room temperature, 800 and 1300 K. Brittle, tensile-type failures were obtained at all temperatures when the crosshead speed was 0.0021 mm/s; however, a 1300 K test at 0.00085 mm/s produced plastic flow. The microstructure of LaS(1.4) consisted of two phases with beta-La2S3 comprising about 15 vol percent of the structure and gamma-La2S3 the remainder. Because of the limited amount of material available for testing, no correlation between microstructure and mechanical strength could be drawn.

Whittenberger, J. Daniel; Smoak, Richard H.

1987-01-01

287

Magnetic susceptibility patterns in a Cordilleran granitoid: The Las Tazas Complex, northern Chile  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Las Tazas Complex is a ferromagnetic I-type granitoid that crops out in the Coastal Cordillera of northern Chile. Magnetic susceptibility patterns across the complex are controlled by modal magnetite contents, rather than overall mineralogy, resulting in an ambiguous correlation between susceptibility magnitude variation and lithological zoning. There is a good correlation between plagioclase magmatic fabric orientations and magnetic fabric orientation, demonstrating that anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) measurements can accurately characterize magmatic fabric patterns in Cordilleran I-type granitoids. However, there is no simple quantitative relationship between magmatic and magnetic fabric intensities. The magmatic and magnetic fabrics share a similar character, and it is clear that AMS fabrics are strongly influenced by the dominant plagioclase fabric across the Las Tazas Complex but cannot be directly equated in quantitative strain analysis.

Wilson, Jeff

1998-03-01

288

Sealing 304L to lithia-alumina-silica (LAS) glass-ceramics  

SciTech Connect

The formation of a crack-free between 300 series stainless steel and a glass-ceramic is difficult owing to the high coefficients of thermal expansion of the stainless steels. Lithia-alumina-silica (LAS) glass-ceramics were successfully developed and sealed to 304L stainless steel. These crack-free seals were fabricated by two techniques: by adjusting the parent glass composition (reducing the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} content), or by adjusting the sealing/crystallization cycle. All seals were hermetic, with leak rates < 10{sup -8} cc/sec STP helium. CTE and alloy yield strengths are given which show the feasibility of using these materials to make feedthroughs, pyrotechnic components, etc. Metallography, SEM, and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy show the quality and integrity of the glass-ceramic/stainless steel interface. These data are compared to those on the Inconel 718/LAS-glass seal system.

Moddeman, W.E.; Pence, R.E.; Massey, R.T.; Cassidy, R.T. [EG and G Mound Applied Technologies, Miamisburg, OH (United States); Kramer, D.P. [EG and G, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Electronic Components Div.

1989-12-31

289

An evaluation of the use of renewable energy to pump water in Sacala las Lomas, Guatemala  

Microsoft Academic Search

An evaluation has been conducted to establish if using renewable energy is technically and economically feasible to pump water\\u000a in Sacala las Lomas, Guatemala. A deep groundwater well has been proposed and a multi-stage pump system is being considered\\u000a to distribute groundwater to users’ homes. A weather station was erected in Sacala to collect site-specific data. Wind velocity,\\u000a wind direction,

Will GranichAndrew; Andrew Curtis Elmore

2010-01-01

290

Adsorption\\/desorption of linear alkylbenzenesulfonate (LAS) and azoproteins by\\/from activated sludge flocs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our study investigated the adsorption\\/desorption by\\/from activated sludge flocs, dispersed in river water or in diluted wastewater, of organic compounds (C11-LAS, azoalbumin and azocasein) at concentrations relevant to environmental conditions. Activated sludge flocs, used as a model of biological aggregates, are characterized by a very heterogeneous matrix able to sorb the three organic compounds tested at 4°C. The adsorbed amount

A. Conrad; A. Cadoret; P. Corteel; P. Leroy; J.-C. Block

2006-01-01

291

Characterization of LasR protein involved in bacterial quorum sensing mechanism of Pseudomonas aeruginosa  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quorum sensing (QS) mechanism of Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been studied extensively due to its involvement in cystic fibrosis, a deadly disease that is responsible for the death\\u000a of more than a thousand people annually. In order to develop biochemical assay method for screening QS inhibitor, we have\\u000a studied the production and characterization of recombinant LasR protein, which is a

Hai Bo Liu; Kyong Pyo Koh; Joon Hee Lee; Jung Sun Kim; Sunghoon Park

2009-01-01

292

Site response zones and short-period earthquake ground motion projections for the Las Vegas Basin  

Microsoft Academic Search

A deterministic seismic hazard analysis was conducted to address the effect of local soil conditions on earthquake-induced\\u000a strong ground motion in the Las Vegas Basin, Nevada (US). Using a large geological and geotechnical database, two response\\u000a units were defined: a fine-grained unit, predominantly clay; and a coarse-grained unit, predominantly gravel. A moderate number\\u000a of high-quality shallow shear wave velocity measurements

Barbara Luke; Ying Liu

2008-01-01

293

Comenditic and pantelleritic ash-flow tuffs from Volcan Las Navajas, Nayarit, Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Two distinctive ash-flow tuffs occur around the base of Volcan Las Navajas, a Pleistocene trachyte - peralkaline rhyolite center located in the northwestern segment of the Mexican Volcanic belt. The lower ash-flow unit is locally up to 65 m thick, is lithic rich and contains pumice blocks of comenditic rhyolite. The unit is not extensively exposed, and thus its areal extent and volume cannot be determined. Its chemical characteristics and stratigraphic relationship to other products erupted from Las Navajas suggest that it is related to the formation of the older of the two calderas which occur on Las Navajas. Unconformably overlying this unwelded ash-flow is a pantelleritic airfall pumice unit which is locally welded. This airfall unit is conformably overlain by a welded as-flow tuff that contains fiamme of pantelleritic composition (72 %SiO/sub 2/, 8% FeO*, 900 ppm Zr, agpaitic index of 1.7) as well as pumice blocks that show evidence of various degrees of mixing between pantellerite and trachyte. This suggests eruption from a chemically zoned magma chamber. This unit is locally up to 20 m thick, although its top has been removed by erosion. It is found on all sides of Las Navajas except on the south where it may be covered by Volcan Sanganguey, a Pleistocene to Recent calc-alkaline volcano. The welded ash-flow has been dated by K - Ar at 0.2+/-0.1 m.y. Stratigraphically and chemically this ash-flow appears to be related to the formation of younger of the two calderas.

Nelson, S.A.; Hebre, J.A.

1985-01-01

294

Calculo del valor de la cuota lactea en las explotaciones de leche gallegas  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN: El nivel de cuota l�ctea por explotaci�n y la transferencia de cuota entre las distintas explotaciones juegan un papel principal en la reestructuraci�n del sector productor de leche en Espa�a. En este trabajo se estiman el valor de una unidad de cuota, de su valor de capitalizaci�n en el horizonte del a�o 2006 y la concreci�n de algunos determinantes

Jose Carlos De Miguel Dominguez; Tomas Perez Vidal; Xose Anton Rodriguez Gonzalez

2003-01-01

295

Asymptotic Analysis of the Performance of LAS Algorithm for Large-MIMO Detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our recent work, we reported an exhaustive study on the simulated bit error rate (BER) performance of a low-complexity likelihood ascent search (LAS) algorithm for detection in large multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with large number of antennas that achieve high spectral efficiencies. Though the algorithm was shown to achieve increasingly closer to near maximum-likelihood (ML) performance through simulations, no

Saif K. Mohammed; A. Chockalingam; B. Sundar Rajan

2008-01-01

296

Giant gas bubbles in a rheomorphic vent fill at the Las Cañadas caldera, Tenerife (Canary Islands)  

Microsoft Academic Search

During rheomorphism subsequent to fallout deposition, a portion of the densely welded fallout of the La Grieta Member flowed\\u000a back into the vent from where it was erupted, while the rest of it flowed down the outer slopes of the Las Cañadas caldera\\u000a in Tenerife. The welded fallout and conduit-vent structure are physically connected and constitute a rare example of

Carles Soriano; Daniele Giordano; Inés Galindo; Marcel Hürlimann; Paola Ardia

2009-01-01

297

VIRTUAL, REAL Y COPORAL. El eros cyborg y las identidades en el ciberespacio  

Microsoft Academic Search

El cuerpo en la era de la cibersociedad se transforma en su naturaleza\\/esencia cardinal, biológica y sexual. Las marcas, estereotipo y bases que han diferenciado a los sujetos humanos por corporalidad\\/biología parecen deshacerse merced a la esencia de la sociedad de lo virtual, dando paso a una nueva forma de identificación corporal\\/social\\/cultural de los individuos: el Cyborg y como no

Almudena García Manso

298

18. GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROLOGY OF PLEISTOCENE ASH LAYERS ERUPTED AT LAS CAÑADAS EDIFICE (TENERIFE)1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sixty-eight fallout trachytic to phonolitic ash layers recovered from Sites 953, 954, and 956 during Leg 157 are interpreted as a result of explosive eruptions of the Las Cañadas edifice on Tenerife. Their biostratigraphic ages range from 0.3 to 3.8 Ma . Tephra layers consist dominantly of highly vesicular pumice and 1-10 vol% phenocrysts. Alkali feldspar occurs in almost all

Uta Rodehorst; Hans-Ulrich Schmincke; Mari Sumita

299

La gestion de las aguas subterraneas en el acuifero Mancha Occidental  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN: En este art�culo se aborda la problem�tica que plantea la recuperaci�n del acu�fero Mancha Occidental en el que existe una importante externalidad ambiental que se deriva de la relaci�n entre las reservas de agua existentes en el acu�fero y los humedales Tablas de Daimiel. Para ello, se desarrollan varios modelos de programaci�n matem�tica que permiten evaluar distintos instrumentos de

Eva Iglesias

2002-01-01

300

Airborne and laboratory remote sensing applications of the CSIRO CO2 laser spectrometer MIRACO2LAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mid-infrared airborne CO2 laser spectrometer (MIRACO2LAS) was developed by CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining to investigate the potential role of high spectral resolution thermal infrared (TIR) remote sensing for improved remote sensing of minerals, especially those silicate minerals that do not have diagnostic features at shorter wavelengths, such as quartz, feldspars, pyroxenes and garnets. Other objectives include testing

L. B. Whitbourn; T. J. Cudahy; J. F. Huntington; P. M. Connor; P. Mason; R. N. Phillips; Peter Hausknecht

1997-01-01

301

Una nota sobre la sostenibilidad fiscal y el nexo entre los ingresos y gastos del Gobierno Colombiano  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se analiza empíricamente la sostenibilidad fiscal en Colombia a través de las técnicas de cointegración. En particular, usando los ingresos tributarios y los gastos primarios del gobierno nacional central para el período 1990Q1 a 2008Q4 (datos reales y ajustados por el ciclo económico), en el documento se examina si las cuentas fiscales del gobierno han sido sostenibles

Ignacio Lozano; Enrique Cabrera

2009-01-01

302

Sobre el principio y posterior hegemonía económico-política y militar de EE.UU tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las principales tendencias de desarrollo económico y social dentro de la estructura del capitalismo moderno se expresan en EE.UU de la forma más preponderante. La posición político-militar del gigante americano lo transforma en el centro neurálgico del imperialismo mundial, al liderar el bloque del Atlántico Norte, y al llevar a cabo una política de reacción contra las fuerzas de Movimiento

José Antonio Ascanio Barrio

2011-01-01

303

Surficial geology and distribution of post-impoundment sediment in Las Vegas Bay, Lake Mead  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Sidescan sonar imagery and seismic-reflection profiles were collected in the northwestern part of Las Vegas Bay to map the distribution and volume of sediment that has accumulated in this part of Lake Mead since impoundment. The mapping suggests that three ephemeral streams are the primary source of this sediment, and of these, Las Vegas Wash is the largest. Two deltas off the mouth of Las Vegas Wash formed at different lake elevations and account for 41% of the total volume of post-impoundment sediment within the study area. Deltas off the other two washes (Gypsum and Government) account for only 6% of the total volume. The sediment beyond the front of the deltas is primarily mud, and it only occurs in valley floors, where it forms a flat-lying blanket that is mostly less than 1.5 m thick. Although a thin layer, the fine-grained sediment accounts for approximately 53% of the total post-impoundment sediment volume of 5.7 x 106 m3 that has accumulated in the study area. This sediment appears to have been transported several kilometers from the river sources by density flows.

Twichell, David C.; Cross, VeeAnn A.; Rudin, Mark J.; Parolski, Kenneth F.; Rendigs, Richard R.

2001-01-01

304

Earthquakes in the Classroom, Las Vegas, NV: The Nevada Educational Seismic Network (NESN)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geophysics is a term guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of the bravest high school science student. Using math to describe the earth can involve complex equations that can only be deciphered by enigmatic computer programs. But high school science students in the Las Vegas Valley have been given a unique opportunity to gather important research information while learning about geophysics, real-time data collection, and Internet communications in a less threatening environment. Three seismograph stations funded by the Department of Energy and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have been installed in three different high schools in the Clark County School District. These three stations form a triangle in the Las Vegas Valley basin covering areas where the basin depths change significantly. The geophones are buried outside and a cable connects the sensors and GPS receiver to a digitizer on a local PC. The data is transmitted continuously in real-time via Internet communications protocols to the Seismic Explorer Monitoring Network. There it is available to all schools and to researchers who will analyze the data. These short-period geophones will record small local earthquakes and larger more distant events contributing to real-time seismic network operations in southern Nevada. Students at a school site are able to see live real-time data from other school stations as well as from seismograph stations in southern Nevada, the western US, and the world. Mentored by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the teachers and students conduct simple waveform analysis to determine earthquake locations and magnitudes and operate the stations in this cooperative research effort. The goal of this partnership between secondary and university educational systems is to create a successful alliance that will benefit the research community as well as the classroom teacher and his/her students. Researchers will use the data collected from the schools in studies of the structure in the Las Vegas Valley basin and evaluation of the local seismicity. A major goal for the secondary teacher is the development of lesson plans that will use the collected data as a learning tool to help their students gain a better understanding of specific scientific concepts. Using the latest software and data communications technologies, students participating in this project will be on the cutting edge of establishing a model for urban seismic networks.

Hopkins, J.; Snelson, C. M.; Zaragoza, S. A.; Smith, K.; Depolo, D.

2002-12-01

305

Distribution and origin of dissolved gases of groundwaters at Las Cañadas aquifer, Tenerife, Canary Islands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Volcanic aquifers commonly trap an important fraction of the main soluble components of fluids released from volcanic-hydrothermal system (CO2, SO2, H2S, HCl, HF, etc.). In particular, the interactions between volcanic gases and volcanic aquifers have been studied through hydrogeochemical parameters, as major and minor ions contents and dissolved gases in groundwaters. In the context of hydrogeochemical studies applied to active volcanic areas, studies of dissolved gases species in groundwater could be a useful tool to better understand the subsurface processes as gas-water-rock interaction or to strengthen the geochemical seismic-volcanic surveillance programs. In this work, we report the results of the geochemical characterization of dissolved gases (N2, O2, Ar, CO2, CH4, CO, H2, He, 222Rn, ?13CTDIC) in 96 groundwater samples from Las Cañadas aquifer (around Teide volcano) between May and October, 2006. The main aims of this work are: (1) to determine the background level of magmatic gas input in the aquifer during quiescent periods, (2) to better define the origin of dissolved gases in Las Cañadas aquifer, specially CO2, (3) to evaluate the gas-water-rock interaction processes occurring at depth, and (4) to delineate high permeable pathway of upward migration of volcanic-hydrothermal gases. In general, the dissolved gas phase in groundwaters of Las Cañadas aquifer is relatively enriched in endogenous gases (CO2, He and H2) while it is relatively depleted in atmospheric gases (N2, O2 and Ar). N2-O2-CO2 triangular diagram shows that dissolved gases in most of analyzed groundwater are variable mixtures of CO2-rich fluids from the volcanic-hydrothermal system (as represent the Teide fumaroles) with dissolved air. The relatively high N2/O2 ratio in some groundwater compared to the air saturated water suggests an O2 consumption during gas-water-rock interactions occurring at depth. Spatial distribution maps show anomalous concentration of 222Rn CH4, H2 and CO2 dissolved in groundwater at the westernmost area of Las Cañadas aquifer, which is in good spatial correlation with geophysical and geochemical anomalies related to 2004-2005 seismic-volcanic unrest at Tenerife Island. Determinations of ?13C values in the total dissolved inorganic carbon (TDIC) in groundwater in Las Cañadas aquifer ranging from -5 to +5 (‰ vs PDB). This result was explained by isotopic fractionation of either volcanic-hydrothermal CO2 partially dissolved in groundwater or due to precipitation of CaCO3 and CO2 degassing related to silicate hydrolysis dissolving Ca2+.

Marrero, R.; Melian, G.; Padron, E.; Sortino, F.; Hernandez Perez, P. A.; Lopez, D. L.; Perez, N.

2009-12-01

306

An Aerial Radiological Survey of Selected Areas of the City of North Las Vegas  

SciTech Connect

As part of the proficiency training for the Radiological Mapping mission of the Aerial Measuring System (AMS), a survey team from the Remote Sensing Laboratory-Nellis (RSL-Nellis) conducted an aerial radiological survey of selected areas of the city of North Las Vegas for the purpose of mapping natural radiation background and locating any man-made radioactive sources. Survey areas were selected in collaboration with the City Manager's office and included four separate areas: (1) Las Vegas Motor Speedway (10.6 square miles); (2) North Las Vegas Downtown Area (9.2 square miles); (3) I-15 Industrial Corridor (7.4 square miles); and (4) Future site of University of Nevada Las Vegas campus (17.4 square miles). The survey was conducted in three phases: Phase 1 on December 11-12, 2007 (Areas 1 and 2), Phase 2 on February 28, 2008 (Area 3), and Phase 3 on March 19, 2008 (Area 4). The total completed survey covered a total of 44.6 square miles. The flight lines (without the turns) over the surveyed areas are presented in Figures 1, 2, 3, and 4. A total of eight 2.5-hour-long flights were performed at an altitude of 150 ft above ground level (AGL) with 300 feet of flight-line spacing. Water line and test line flights were conducted over the Lake Mead and Government Wash areas to ensure quality control of the data. The data were collected by the AMS data acquisition system (REDAR V) using an array of twelve 2-inch x 4-inch x 16-inch sodium iodide (NaI) detectors flown on-board a twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter. Data, in the form of gamma energy spectra, were collected continually (every second) over the course of the survey and were geo-referenced using a differential Global Positioning System. Collection of spectral data allows the system to distinguish between ordinary fluctuations in natural background radiation levels and the signature produced by man-made radioisotopes. Spectral data can also be used to identify specific radioactive isotopes. As a courtesy service, with the approval of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office, RSL-Nellis is providing this summary to the office of the Mayor of the City of North Las Vegas along with the gross-count-based exposure rate and man-made count contour maps and GIS shape files in electronic format on a compact disk.

Piotr Wasiolek

2008-06-01

307

Efficient Production andProcessing ofElastase andLasAby Pseudomonas aeruginosa Require ZincandCalcium Ions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theability ofPseudomonas aeruginosatodegrade elastin, a majorcomponent ofconnective tissue, likely contributes toitspathogenicity andmultiplication inhumantissues. Twoextracellular enzymesarerequired forP.aeruginosa elastolytic activity: elastase andLasA.Elastase isazincmetalloprotease, butlittle isknown aboutthestructure ofLasA.When grown undermetalion-deficient conditions, P.aeruginosa culture supernatants were foundtoexhibit a lowlevel ofelastolytic activity, whichcoincided withproduction oflow levels ofthe51-kDaproelastase andno detectable LasA.Byusing this fact toidentify factors thatpromote elastolytic activity, P.aeruginosa PAO1,FRD2,andDG1 were grown inmetalion-deficient medium supplemented withzinc(l0-4

JOAN C. OLSON; DENNIS E. OHMAN

1992-01-01

308

El Informe Anual a la Nación indica que las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer continúan declinando. Se observan tasas menores de cáncer en las poblaciones latinas de los Estados Unidos.  

Cancer.gov

Un informe nuevo de las principales organizaciones oncológicas de la nación informa que el riesgo de los estadounidenses de morir por cáncer continúa descendiendo, y que mantiene una tendencia que comenzó a principios de los años noventa. Preguntas y respuestas

309

Quimioterapia preoperatoria en el tumor de Wilms  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Abstract\\u000a Objetivos  \\u000a 1. Valorar el efecto de la quimioterapia preoperatoria (QTP) sobre el tamaño y las características ecográficas del tumor de\\u000a Wilms (TW).2. Investigar qué variables clínicas e histológicas influyen en los cambios ecográficos encontrados.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Pacientes y métodos  Se revisaron 22 casos (12 niñas) de 0,5–12 años. Se realizaron 3 ecografías a cada paciente (previa a la QTP, tras el segundo

Emilio García-García; M. Teresa Hidalgo; Antonio Herreroa; Tomás Acha; Esperanza Valls; María Martínez-León

2000-01-01

310

ANÁLISIS DE LAS ESTRATEGIAS DE GOBIERNO EN MATERIA TURÍSTICA IMPLEMENTADAS DESDE EL 2000 HASTA EL 2008 EN BENEFICIO DE CHETUMAL, Q. ROO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo analizó y evaluó las estrategias de desarrollo turístico propuestas por los tres órdenes de gobierno y las sugeridas por organismos internacionales, durante los años 2000 - 2008 en beneficio de Chetumal, Q. Roo. Las estrategias de gobierno compiladas en Instrumentos de Planeación (IP), tienen por objeto ofrecer oportunidades de desarrollo para la ciudad de Chetumal, con proyección en

Edgar Manuel Gutiérrez García

2010-01-01

311

Invasive Species Databases: Proceedings of a Workshop. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12-13, 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The workshop, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 12-13, 1998, in association with the American Phytopathological Society and Entomological Society of America, served as the basis for these proceedings. The introductory section for these proc...

R. L. Ridgway W. P. Gregg R. E. Stinner A. G. Brown

1999-01-01

312

Removal of nutrients and metals by constructed and naturally created wetlands in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increased water use associated with rapid growth in the Las Vegas Valley has inadvertently led to the creation of unique wetland\\u000a systems in Southern Nevada with an abundance of biological diversity. Constructed and naturally created wetlands in the Las\\u000a Vegas Valley watershed were studied to characterize and understand their potential role for improving ecosystem services (i.e.,\\u000a water purification). Nutrient and

Achyut R. Adhikari; Kumud Acharya; Seth A. Shanahan; Xiaoping Zhou

2011-01-01

313

Seismic Data for Evaluation of Ground Motion Hazards in Las Vegas in Support of Test Site Readiness Ground Motion  

SciTech Connect

In this report we describe the data sets used to evaluate ground motion hazards in Las Vegas from nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. This analysis is presented in Rodgers et al. (2005, 2006) and includes 13 nuclear explosions recorded at the John Blume and Associates network, the Little Skull Mountain earthquake and a temporary deployment of broadband station in Las Vegas. The data are available in SAC format on CD-ROM as an appendix to this report.

Rodgers, A

2008-01-16

314

The Las Matras tonalitic–trondhjemitic pluton, central Argentina: Grenvillian-age constraints, geochemical characteristics, and regional implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The N–S trending belt with Grenvillian-age rocks developed in central western Argentina represents the basement of an allochthonous terrane derived from Laurentia during the Early Paleozoic. The Las Matras pluton (36°46?S, 67°07?W) is located at the southern extension of this belt in the Las Matras Block. It consists of a low-Al tonalitic to trondhjemitic facies characteristic of an arc magmatism.

A.M. Sato; H. Tickyj; E. J. Llambiasa; K. Sato

2000-01-01

315

Influence of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) on the structure of Alphaproteobacteria , Actinobacteria , and Acidobacteria communities in a soil microcosm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background, aim, and scope  Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is the most used anionic surfactant in a worldwide scale and is considered a high-priority\\u000a pollutant. LAS is regarded as a readily biodegradable product under aerobic conditions in aqueous media and is mostly removed\\u000a in wastewater treatment plants, but an important fraction (20–25%) is immobilized in sewage sludge and persists under anoxic\\u000a conditions.

Jesús González-López; Clementina Pozo; Belén Rodelas

2010-01-01

316

Overexpression of the Brassica napus BnLAS gene in Arabidopsis affects plant development and increases drought tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The GRAS proteins are a family of transcription regulators found in plants and play diverse roles in plant growth and development.\\u000a To study the biological roles of GRAS family genes in Brassica napus, an Arabidopsis LAS homologous gene, BnLAS and its two homologs were cloned from B. napus and its two progenitor species, Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Relatively high

Minggui Yang; Qingyong Yang; Tingdong Fu; Yongming Zhou

2011-01-01

317

Infraestructuras urbanas de la Segunda Revolución Tecnológica. La difusión del teléfono en las ciudades españolas, 1877-1930  

Microsoft Academic Search

El uso del teléfono es en el mundo globalizado de hoy algo tan indisolublemente ligado a nuestros hábitos cotidianos que resulta casi impensable concebir una época en que tal servicio estuviera ausente. Profundizar en el estudio del origen y desarrollo del teléfono supone, pues, enfrentarse con algunas de las claves de la civilización actual. \\u000a\\u000aLa difusión del teléfono en las

Àngel Calvo Calvo

2007-01-01

318

An Aerial Radiological Survey of the City of North Las Vegas (Downtown) and the Motor Speedway  

SciTech Connect

As part of the proficiency training for the Radiological Mapping mission of the Aerial Measuring System (AMS), a survey team from the Remote Sensing Laboratory-Nellis (RSL-Nellis) conducted an aerial radiological survey on December 11-12, 2007, with the purpose of mapping natural radiation background and locating any man-made radioactive sources. The survey covered 19.4 square miles (9.2 square miles over the downtown area of the City of North Las Vegas and 10.2 square miles over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway [LVMS]). The flight lines over the surveyed areas are presented in Figures 1 and 2. A total of four 2.5-hour-long flights were performed at an altitude of 150 ft above ground level (AGL) with 300 ft of flight line spacing. Water line and test line flights were conducted over the Lake Mead and Government Wash areas to ensure quality control of the data. The data were collected by the AMS data acquisition system-REDAR V using an array of twelve 2-inch x 4-inch x 16-inch sodium iodide (NaI) detectors flown on-board a twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter. Data in the form of gamma energy spectra were collected continually (every second) over the course of the survey and were geo-referenced using a differential Global Positioning System. Collection of spectral data allows the system to distinguish between ordinary fluctuations in natural background radiation levels and the signature produced by man-made radioisotopes sources. Spectral data can also be used to identify specific radioactive isotopes. As a courtesy service with the approval of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office, RSL-Nellis is providing this summary to the office of the Mayor of City of North Las Vegas and LVMS security along with the gross counts-based exposure rate and man-made counts maps.

Piotr Wasiolek

2007-12-01

319

Interferograms showing land subsidence and uplift in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, 1992-99  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Division of Water Resources and the Las Vegas Valley Water District, compiled 44 individual interferograms and 1 stacked interferogram comprising 29 satellite synthetic aperture radar acquisitions of Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, from 1992 to 1999. The interferograms, which depict short-term, seasonal, and long-term trends in land subsidence and uplift, are viewable with an interactive map. The interferograms show that land subsidence and uplift generally occur in localized areas, are responsive to ground-water pumpage and artificial recharge, and, in part, are fault controlled. Information from these interferograms can be used by water and land managers to mitigate land subsidence and associated damage. Land subsidence attributed to ground-water pumpage has been documented in Las Vegas Valley since the 1940s. Damage to roads, buildings, and other engineered structures has been associated with this land subsidence. Land uplift attributed to artificial recharge and reduced pumping has been documented since the 1990s. Measuring these land-surface changes with traditional benchmark and Global Positioning System surveys can be costly and time consuming, and results typically are spatially and temporally sparse. Interferograms are relatively inexpensive and provide temporal and spatial resolutions previously not achievable. The interferograms are viewable with an interactive map. Landsat images from 1993 and 2000 are viewable for frames of reference to locate areas of interest and help determine land use. A stacked interferogram for 1992-99 is viewable to visualize the cumulative vertical displacement for the period represented by the individual interferograms. The interactive map enables users to identify and estimate the magnitude of vertical displacement, visually analyze deformation trends, and view interferograms and Landsat images side by side. The interferograms and Landsat images are available for download, in formats for use with Geographic Information System software.

Pavelko, Michael T.; Hoffmann, Jorn; Damar, Nancy A.

2006-01-01

320

Anaerobic degradation of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in fluidized bed reactor by microbial consortia in different support materials.  

PubMed

Four anaerobic fluidized bed reactors filled with activated carbon (R1), expanded clay (R2), glass beads (R3) and sand (R4) were tested for anaerobic degradation of LAS. All reactors were inoculated with sludge from a UASB reactor treating swine wastewater and were fed with a synthetic substrate supplemented with approximately 20 mg l(-1) of LAS, on average. To 560 mg l(-1) COD influent, the maximum COD and LAS removal efficiencies were mean values of 97+/-2% and 99+/-2%, respectively, to all reactors demonstrating the potential applicability of this reactor configuration for treating LAS. The reactors were kept at 30 degrees C and operated with a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 18h. The use of glass beads and sand appear attractive because they favor the development of biofilms capable of supporting LAS degradation. Subsequent 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of samples from reactors R3 and R4 revealed that these reactors gave rise to broad microbial diversity, with microorganisms belonging to the phyla Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria, indicating the role of microbial consortia in degrading the surfactant LAS. PMID:20189800

de Oliveira, Lorena Lima; Costa, Rachel Biancalana; Okada, Dagoberto Yukio; Vich, Daniele Vital; Duarte, Iolanda Cristina Silveira; Silva, Edson Luiz; Varesche, Maria Bernadete Amâncio

2010-07-01

321

A brief hydrologic appraisal of the July 3-4, 1975, flash flood in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Heavy thunderstorm precipitation on the afternoon of July 3, 1975, between metropolitan Las Vegas and the mountains to the south, west, and north, caused flash flooding in the city area. Total storm precipitation equaled or exceeded 3 inches (76 mm) in some areas. The total storm yield on the area of significant runoff was probably between 20,000 and 25,000 acre-feet (2.5 x 107 m3 and 3.1 x 107 m3) of water. Of this amount, probably less than 3,000 acre-feet (37 x 106 m3) flowed directly to Lake Mead. Peak flows of Tropicana Wash, Flamingo Wash, Las Vegas Creek, and Las Vegas Wash were the highest ever determined. Flooding caused the loss of two lives and inflicted extensive property damage. Total damage was reportedly estimated by the Clark County Flood Control District at $4-5 million. Problems associated with sediment erosion, transportation, and deposition occurred throughout the flooded area. An unknown amount of the material transported during the flood was deposited in Lake Mead near the mouth of Las Vegas Wash. Lateral erosion appeared more prominent than vertical erosion along most major channels, except on Las Vegas Wash at Northshore Road where downcutting threatened the loss of the highway. Sediment deposits were particularly noticeable and troublesome in Flamingo Wash at Caesars Palace parking lot and on the Winterwood Golf Course near the junction of Flamingo Wash and Las Vegas Wash.

Katzer, T. L.; Glancy, Patrick A.; Harmsen, Lynn

1976-01-01

322

O que bil?ngues bimodais t?m a nos dizer sobre desenvolvimento bil?ngue?  

PubMed Central

O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar o que as pesquisas que estamos desenvolvendo com crianças ouvintes, filhas de pais surdos, adquirindo Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras) e Português e Língua de Sinais Americana (ASL) e Inglês (Lillo-Martin et al. 2010) têm a nos dizer sobre desenvolvimento bilíngue. Os dados deste estudo fazem parte de um banco de dados de interações espontâneas coletadas longitudinalmente, alternando contextos de aquisição da Libras e do português como língua alvo, no Brasil e dados coletados longitudinalmente. nos mesmos contextos, de crianças adquirindo ASL e inglês1. Além disso, há também dados do estudo experimental com testes aplicados nos dois pares de línguas que se agregam ao presente estudo. Uma visão geral dos estudos desenvolvidos sobre a aquisição bilíngue bimodal por crianças ouvintes, filhas de pais surdos, será apresentada e, então, serão expostos alguns aspectos linguísticos deste tipo de aquisição, considerando as discussões sobre aquisição bilíngue a partir da pesquisa realizada.

de Quadros, Ronice Muller; Lillo-Martin, Diane; Pichler, Deborah Chen

2013-01-01

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Seasonal subsidence and rebound in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, observed by synthetic aperture radar interferometry  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Analyses of areal variations in the subsidence and rebound occurring over stressed aquifer systems, in conjunction with measurements of the hydraulic head fluctuations causing these displacements, can yield valuable information about the compressibility and storage properties of the aquifer system. Historically, stress-strain relationships have been derived from paired extensometer/piezometer installations, which provide only point source data. Because of the general unavailability of spatially detailed deformation data, areal stress-strain relations and their variability are not commonly considered in constraining conceptual and numerical models of aquifer systems. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) techniques can map ground displacements at a spatial scale of tens of meters over 100 km wide swaths. InSAR has been used previously to characterize larger magnitude, generally permanent aquifer system compaction and land subsidence at yearly and longer timescales, caused by sustained drawdown of ground-water levels that produces intergranular stresses consistently greater than the maximum historical stress. We present InSAR measurements of the typically small-magnitude, generally recoverable deformations of the Las Vegas Valley aquifer system occurring at seasonal timescales. From these we derive estimates of the elastic storage coefficient for the aquifer system at several locations in Las Vegas Valley. These high-resolution measurements offer great potential for future investigations into the mechanics of aquifer systems and the spatial heterogeneity of aquifer system structure and material properties as well as for monitoring ongoing aquifer system compaction and land subsidence.

Hoffmann, J.; Zebker, H. A.; Galloway, D. L.; Amelung, F.

2001-01-01

324

Rock magnetic properties and ore microscopy of the iron ore deposit of Las Truchas, Michoacan, Mexico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Iron ore and host rocks have been sampled (90 oriented samples from 19 sites) from the Las Truchas mine, western Mexico. A broad range of magnetic parameters have been studied to characterize the samples: saturation magnetization, Curie temperature, density, susceptibility, remanence intensity, Koenigsberger ratio, and hysteresis parameters. Magnetic properties are controlled by variations in titanomagnetite content, deuteric oxidation, and hydrothermal alteration. Las Truchas deposit formed by contact metasomatism in a Mesozoic volcano-sedimentary sequence intruded by a batholith, and titanomagnetites underwent intermediate degrees of deuteric oxidation. Post-mineralization hydrothermal alteration, evidenced by pyrite, epidote, sericite, and kaolin, seems to be the major event that affected the minerals and magnetic properties. Magnetite grain sizes in iron ores range from 5 to >200 ?m, which suggest dominance of multidomain (MD) states. Curie temperatures are 580±5°C, characteristic of magnetite. Hysteresis parameters indicate that most samples have MD magnetite, some samples pseudo-single domain (PSD), and just a few single domain (SD) particles. AF demagnetization and IRM acquisition indicate that NRM and laboratory remanences are carried by MD magnetite in iron ores and PSD-SD magnetite in host rocks. The Koenigsberger ratio falls in a narrow range between 0.1 and 10, indicating the significance of MD and PSD magnetites.

Alva-Valdivia, L. M.; Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J.

1998-02-01

325

INTRAVAL Phase 2: Modeling testing at the Las Cruces Trench Site  

SciTech Connect

Several field experiments have been performed by scientists from the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University at the Las Cruces Trench Site to provide data tc test deterministic and stochastic models for water flow and solute transport. These experiments were performed in collaboration with INTRAVAL, an international effort toward validation of geosphere models for the transport of radionuclides. During Phase I of INTRAVAL, qualitative comparisons between experimental data and model predictions were made using contour plots of water contents and solute concentrations. Detailed quantitative comparisons were not made. To provide data for more rigorous model testing, a third Las Cruces Trench experiment was designed by scientists from the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University. Modelers from the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analysis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New Mexico State University, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, and the University of Texas provided predictions of water flow and tritium transport to New Mexico State University for analysis. The corresponding models assumed soil characterizations ranging from uniform to deterministically heterogeneous to stochastic. This report presents detailed quantitative comparisons to field data.

Hills, R.G. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Wierenga, P.J. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Soil and Water Science; Luis, S.; McLaughlin, D. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States); Rockhold, M. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Xiang, J.; Scanlon, B. [Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Bureau of Economic Geology; Wittmeyer, G. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses

1994-01-01

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La problematica de la demarcacion entre ciencia y pseudociencia y sus implicaciones en la educacion cientifica  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

En la sociedad prevalece una tendencia generalizada hacia la inclusion de creencias y practicas pseudocientificas. Esta investigacion responde a la necesidad de analizar como la proliferacion de las pseudociencias afecta la vision que tienen los estudiantes universitarios sobre las ciencias naturales. A tales efectos, la investigadora describe las concepciones epistemologicas que tienen los estudiantes sobre las ciencias y las pseudociencias e identifica los criterios de demarcacion, entre un area y otra, que se derivan de estas concepciones. De igual modo, esta identifica las creencias y practicas pseudocientificas de mayor arraigo entre los estudiantes, destacando, a su vez, la razon de ser de las mismas. Por ultimo, la investigadora analiza las implicaciones educativas de la problematica de la demarcacion entre ciencia y pseudociencia. La investigacion es de naturaleza mixta, enmarcada en los paradigmas empirico- analitico y cualitativo. El proceso investigativo se llevo a cabo mediante la administracion del cuestionario Criterios para la demarcacion entre ciencia y pseudociencia. La parte cualitativa estuvo enmarcada en el diseno de estudio de caso, recopilando informacion mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas en dos grupos focales. La poblacion de estudio estuvo constituida por estudiantes universitarios del nivel subgraduado de la Universidad Central de Bayamon. Los resultados del estudio reflejaron las concepciones erroneas de los estudiantes sobre la naturaleza de las ciencias y las pseudociencias. Con respecto a la demarcacion entre ciencia y pseudociencia, el criterio imperante entre los universitarios es el de la verificabilidad, considerando la aplicacion del metodo cientifico como el metodo para demostrar la veracidad de las teorias cientificas. Las creencias y practicas pseudocientificas no son muy frecuentes entre los universitarios. Estos atribuyen las mismas a la prevalencia de elementos supersticiosos y al engano a que es sometida la poblacion por quienes promueven estas practicas. A partir de los resultados, la investigadora concluye que la problematica sobre la demarcacion entre ciencia y pseudociencia esta influenciada por unos procesos de ensenanza enfocados en una vision distorsionada de la ciencia, producto de la no integracion de los aspectos filosoficos, historicos y sociales de la misma.

Jimenez Tolentino, Dinorah

327

Ground-water conditions in Las Veags Valley, Clark County, Nevada; part 1 Hydrogeologic Framework  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes the lithology, thickness, and extent of valley-fill deposits in Las Vegas Valley, Nev. This information will be used to develop a hydraulic model of the valley's ground-water system. Las Vegas Valley is a structural basin formed by bedrock that ranges in age from Precambrian through Miocene. Gravity data indicate that the deeper parts of the basin are filled with 3,000-5,000 feet of clastic sedimentary deposits that range in age from Miocene through Holocene. These deposits constitute the valley-fill aquifer and yield most of the water pumped in the valley. The upper 1,000 feet of this valley fill consist of coarse-grained deposits (sand and gravel), fine-grained deposits (silt and clay), and heterogeneous deposits that comprise either thinly interbedded coarse- and fine-grained deposits or mixtures of the two. Coarse-grained deposits, in places more than 1,000 feet thick, underlie the south and west sides of the valley and interfinger with fine-grained and heterogeneous deposits toward the center of the valley. Intervals of fairly thin heterogeneous deposits underlie parts of the valley, but they are not laterally persistent. The distribution of coarse-grained and fine-grained deposits in three depth zones of the valley fill (0-200 feet, 200-700 feet, and 700-1,000 feet) suggests that: (1) the Spring Mountains and McCullough Range were the major sources of clastic material for the valley fill; (2) Frenchman Mountain and the Las Vegas Range were emplaced later than the Spring Mountains; (3) the east side of the Spring Mountains, which was originally closer to the center of the valley, has receded westward because of erosion; and (4) shallow, fine-grained deposits (0-200 feet deep) are more susceptible to subsidence than deeper ones. The bedrock basin that underlies Las Vegas Valley consists of a deeply buried part that underlies most of the valley and a shallow bedrock surface on the west side of the valley. The deep part of the basin is bounded on the east by normal faults at the base of Frenchman Mountain, on the west by a possible normal fault that coincides with a zone of fault scarps, on the north by vertical or strike-slip displacement along the Las Vegas shear zone, and on the northwest by a bedrock high that underlies the area between Tule Springs and Corn Creek Springs. The shallow bedrock surface (as much as 1,000 feet deep) underlies the west side of the valley from La Madre Mountain to the McCullough Range. Some of the fault scarps in the valley fill coincide with possible bedrock faults, which suggests a tectonic origin for some of the faulting of valley-fill deposits; however, the area of fault scarps on the west side of the valley also coincides with a rapid lateral change from incompressible bedrock to more compressible valley-fill deposits. Thus, both differential compaction and tectonic movement may be responsible for faulting of valley-fill deposits.

Plume, Russell W.

1989-01-01

328

Consejos para pacientes que reciben radioterapia  

Cancer.gov

Una serie de 11 páginas individuales que ofrece consejos sobre cómo controlar los efectos secundarios de la radioterapia. Cada página incluye el punto de vista de personas con cancer sobre la radioterapia.

329

La terapia hormonal para la menopausia y el cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Hoja informativa acerca de los resultados de los estudios sobre el uso de la terapia hormonal para la menopausia. Incluye información sobre el efecto de esta terapia en el cuerpo y explica los riesgos y beneficios del uso de hormonas.

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PRIMER REPORTE SOBRE FOTOSENSIBILIZACION CAUSADA POR Pithomices chartarum EN BORREGOS PASTOREANDO Brachiaria brizantha. EN LA ZONA CENTRO DEL ESTADO DE TAMAULIPAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN: La creciente explosión demográfica, sobre todo en los países subdesarrollados, como lo es México, se han dado a la tarea de aumentar los productos alimentarios de origen animal por citar un ejemplo, la explotación de ovinos, mismo que a su vez se buscan nuevas alternativas para su alimentación, sobre todo con costos mínimos, por ello la utilización de recursos

O. S. Escamilla Gallegos; P. Zárate Fortuna; M. Rodríguez Morales; J. García Jiménez; M. González

331

O Debate sobre a Homossexualidade Mediado por Representações Sociais: Perspectivas Homossexuais e Heterossexuais The Debate on Homosexuality Mediated by Social Representations: Homosexual and Heterosexual Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar as representações sociais da homossexualidade entre estudantes universitários, segundo orientação sexual e sexo. Foram aplicadas uma questão de associação livre sobre a palavra homossexualidade e outra sobre as possíveis causas da mesma, sendo os dados analisados segundo os princípios da análise de conteúdo. Houve diferenças significativas entre os grupos, possibilitando-nos encontrar diferentes maneiras

Anderson Scardua; Edson Alves de Souza

332

LOS EFECTOS PSI DE LA \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resúmen.- Se obtuvieron los trazos EEG (electroencefalográficos) de 11 miembros de la doctrina del Santo Daimé, una religión shamánica brasilera de Rio de Janeiro, antes y después de ingerir un preparado alcaloide psicoactivo, la \\

Norman S. Don; Bruce E. McDonough; Charles A. Warren; Gilda Moura

333

Aerosol Optical Properties of Smoke from the Las Conchas Wildfire, Los Alamos, NM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Las Conchas wildfire in Northern New Mexico started on June, 26 2011 and spread rapidly, eventually burning an area of 634 km2 (245 mi2). Due to the close proximity to the fire, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was shut down and the town evacuated for several days. Immediately after LANL reopened (7/6/2011) the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division (EES-14) attained unique measurements of the smoke by sampling the ambient air. Three Integrated Photoacoustic/Nephelometer Spectrometers (DMT Inc.) were set up to measure aerosol light absorption and scattering coefficients. A University of Northwest Switzerland thermodenuder was used to remove compounds that are volatile at temperatures up to 200C. The aerosol's optical properties were measured before and after denuding the sample at 405nm (blue), 532nm (green), 781nm (red), and for non-denuded particles also at 375nm (ultraviolet). The aerosol size distributions were measured after the denuder with a Laser Aerosol Spectrometer (LAS, TSI Inc.) and black carbon was measured with a Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2, DMT Inc.). Additionally, ambient measurements of Total Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10) were collected continuously at the LANL air monitoring stations. These measurements are used in conjunction with numerical simulations to determine the bulk optical properties of the aerosol. Aerosols in wildfire smoke are composed of organic and black carbon (soot) particles that are formed during wood combustion and pyrolysis. The optical properties of the smoke particles are complex and lead to large uncertainties in assessing the global climate. During the measurement period, the Las Conchas fire provided very high particle concentrations (up to 200 ?g/m3) that were exploited to investigate their optical properties. By heating the particles to temperatures ranging from 75 to 200C in the denuder, volatile organics were removed and the optical properties of the remaining particles were measured. Denuding of the aerosols, removed the outer organic coatings leaving behind the inner core of black carbon (soot) and any compounds that did not volatize completely. By simultaneously measuring the optical properties of the non-denuded as well as the denuded aerosol, we can study how the coatings affect the optical properties. The absorption coefficient measurements showed that coatings can cause an increase or decrease in absorption. The photoacoustic measurements were also combined with SP2 measurements to gain a mechanistic understanding of the effect of composition on the mass light absorption cross-sections of carbonaceous aerosols emitted by fires.

Gorkowski, K.; Dubey, M. K.; Flowers, B. A.; Aiken, A. C.; Klein, B. Z.; Mazzoleni, C.; Sharma, N.; China`, S.

2011-12-01

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Proteccion de aceros al carbono en plantas G.S. (Girldler sulphide): Pte. 7. Efectos de la exposicion al medio ambiente de las capas protectoras de sulfuros y posterior tratamiento en condiciones de planta. (Carbon steel protection in G.S. (Girldler sulphide) plants: Pt. 7. Environment exposure effects on iron sulphide scales and subsequent treatment in plant conditions).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In order to protect carbon steel towers and piping of a GS experimental heavy water plant against corrosion produced by the action of aqueous solutions of hydrogen sulphide, a method, elsewhere published, was developed. Carbon steel exposed to saturated a...

O. Lires C. Delfino E. Rojo

1989-01-01

335

The Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Wages and Prices in the United Kingdom: An Empirical Study (Une analyse empirique de l'incidence des variations du taux de change sur les salaires et les prix au Royaume-Uni) (El efecto de las modificaciones del tipo de cambio en los salarios y precios del Reino Unido: Un estudio empírico)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides an empirical analysis of the probable effects of exchange rate changes on aggregate wage and price behavior in the United Kingdom, employing a simple and widely used two-equation model of U. K. wage and price behavior. In this model, changes in money wage rates are a function of the unemployment rate and the expected change in retail

Morris Goldstein

1974-01-01

336

The degradation of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) in the presence of light and natural biofilms: the important role of photosynthesis.  

PubMed

Photosynthesis of algae usually changes the chemical conditions of microenvironment in natural waters. However, few studies have been carried out to examine the effects of diurnal variation and photosynthesis on behavior of organic pollutants in aquatic environments. In this study, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) was selected as a representative of non-persistent organic pollutants to investigate the degradation of this type of pollutants in the presence of light and natural biofilms by laboratory batch experiments, with special emphasis on the effect of photosynthesis of the biofilms. The maximum decrease of LAS was observed in the coexistence of both illumination and fully active biofilms, and about 75% of the LAS were removed after a 36-h degradation experiment. The removal of LAS was found to be dominated by photosynthesis of the biofilms, with lesser roles attributed to biodegradation and adsorption by the biofilms, and the role of direct photolysis was negligible. The production of some reactive oxygen species might account for the role of photosynthesis in decomposing the LAS. The study confirms the important roles of algae biofilms and their photosynthesis in determining the fate of organic pollutants in aquatic environments. PMID:22742730

Hua, Xiuyi; Li, Ming; Su, Yulong; Dong, Deming; Guo, Zhiyong; Liang, Dapeng

2012-08-30

337

The study of ozone variations in the Las Vegas metropolitan area using remote sensing information and ground observations  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Urban development in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, has grown rapidly in the past fifty years. Associated with this growth has been a change in landscape from natural cover types to developed urban land mixed with planned vegetation canopy throughout in the metropolitan area. Air quality in the Las Vegas Valley has been affected by increases in anthropogenic emissions and concentrations of carbon monoxide, ozone, and criteria pollutants of particular matter. Ozone concentration in the region is generally influenced by synoptic and mesoscale meteorological conditions, as well as regional transport of pollutants from the western side of Las Vegas. Local influences from ground-level nitrogen oxide emissions and vegetation canopy coverage also affect ozone concentration. Multi-year observational data collected by a network of local air monitoring stations in Clark County, Nevada, indicate that ozone maximums develop in May and June, while minimums exist primarily from November to February. Ozone concentrations are high on the west and northwest sides of the valley. A nighttime ozone reduction in the urban area characterizes the heterogeneous features of spatial distribution for average ozone levels in the Las Vegas urban area. The urban vegetation canopy has a locally positive effect by reducing ozone in urban areas. Decreased ozone levels associated with increased urban development density suggests that the highest ozone concentrations are associated with medium- to low-density urban development in Las Vegas.

Xian, G.; Crane, M.

2006-01-01

338

AVALIAÇÃO DA EFICÁCIA DOS MEIOS DE CONTROLO DAS INFESTANTES DO OLIVAL E SEUS EFEITOS SOBRE ARTRÓPODES DO SOLO  

Microsoft Academic Search

O presente trabalho teve como objectivo avaliar a eficácia dos tratamentos contra as infestantes e os efeitos colaterais sobre os artrópodes existentes no solo. Para este efeito, delinearam-se cinco modalidades: Roundup Ultra, Basta S, mobilização superficial, monda térmica e ainda uma modalidade de referência, não intervencionada (Testemunha). Foram efectuadas contagens e identificação das infestantes e de artrópodes existentes no solo,

Carlos VEIGA; Catarina LOURENÇO; Francisco VIEIRA

339

Late neandertals in southeastern Iberia: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, Murcia, Spain.  

PubMed

Middle Paleolithic fossil human remains from the Sima de las Palomas in southeastern Iberia (dated to

Walker, Michael J; Gibert, Josep; López, Mariano V; Lombardi, A Vincent; Pérez-Pérez, Alejandro; Zapata, Josefina; Ortega, Jon; Higham, Thomas; Pike, Alistair; Schwenninger, Jean-Luc; Zilhão, João; Trinkaus, Erik

2008-12-30

340

Mössbauer Study of Ceramic Finds from the Galería de las Ofrendas, Chavín de Huántar  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ceramic finds from the Galería de las Ofrendas at Chavín de Huántar and surface finds from the settlement of Chavín were characterised by combining the results of archaeological typology with archaeometric studies using neutron activation analysis, Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and thin-section microscopy. Sherds from the pyramid Tello are included in the study as representative of local material. The analyses show that the vessels were made from different raw materials and that different firing procedures were used in their production. Sherds of certain styles largely exhibit similar types of Mössbauer patterns and in many instances also have similar element compositions. This supports the archaeological notion that the vessels were brought to Chavín from the provinces, perhaps on the occasion of a festivity.

Lumbreras, L. G.; Gebhard, R.; Häusler, W.; Kauffmann-Doig, F.; Riederer, J.; Sieben, G.; Wagner, U.

2003-09-01

341

Prevalence of ectoparasitic arthropods on wild animals and cattle in the Las Merindades area (Burgos, Spain).  

PubMed

This paper reports the prevalence of ectoparasitic arthropods in sampled groups of wild (n = 128; 16 species) and domestic (n = 69; 3 species) animals in the Las Merindades area of the Province of Burgos, Spain. The study revealed that wild animals were more infested and with a wider variety of ectoparasites than domestic animals. The parasitic prevalence was 67% for wild animals and 48% for livestock. In this way, 39% of animals were infected by ticks. Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes hexagonus were the most prevalent species whereas Dermacentor reticulatus showed affinity for the fox and wolf. The overall prevalence of parasitisation by fleas was 27%. Ctenophthalmus spp. showed the wider range host in wild animals, while Pulex irritans was the most frequent specie found. The parasitic prevalences by lice (Trichodectes melis, Trichodectes canis and Trichodectes mustelae) and by mite (Neotrombicula spp., Laelaps agilis and Sarcoptes scabiei) were 4% and 12%, respectively. In both cases only wild animals were found parasited. PMID:21894267

Domínguez-Peñafiel, G; Giménez-Pardo, C; Gegúndez, Mi; Lledó, L

2011-08-01

342

Fishery of the Green Jack Caranx caballus (Osteichytes: Carangidae) in Las Perlas Archipelago, Pacific Panama.  

PubMed

Green Jacks, Caranx caballus, are distributed along the Eastern Pacific coast. In Panama, C. caballus was heavily fished around Las Perlas Archipelago to sustain local markets until 2007, when the archipelago was declared a marine protected area. This first study in Panama, analyzed a sample of 4 990 individuals from Las Perlas, obtained monthly from June 2005 to June 2006, from landings at the central fish market. Average total length was 36.1 +/- 6.4cm and optimum length 38.9cm. Approximately 68% of fish lengths were within +/-10% of the optimal length but only six (15%) were considered mega-spawners. The von Bertalanffy parameters describe a long-lived and fast growing species, while mortality rates revealed that C. caballus is under high fishing pressure. Standard length at which half of the population is mature was 38.8cm, and the size at which individuals matured massively, 33cm. Only 10-13% of the fish were immature. C. caballus reproduces two to three times per year, with peaks in December, April, and probably September, and recruits to the population at least twice per year. Catch per unit effort (CPUE) was best predicted by minimum annual values of the Multivariate ENSO/LNSO Index (MEI) (R2=0.54). Results show that C. caballus in Pacific Panama is overfished. We recommend the raising of the minimum capture/landing size of this species in order to increase the proportion of mega-spawners in the population and guarantee the sustainability of this resource. PMID:23025097

Mair, James M; Cipriani, Roberto; Guzman, Hector M; Usan, David

2012-09-01

343

EFECTO DE LA ADICIÓN DE RESIDUOS DE COSECHA Y DE UN HONGO MICORRIZÓGENO SOBRE EL CRECIMIENTO DE TRIGO Y PARÁMETROS QUÍMICOS Y BIOLÓGICOS DE UN ANDISOL Effect of addition of crop residues and mycorrhizal fungi on wheat growth and the chemical and biological parameters of an Andisol  

Microsoft Academic Search

A B S T R A C T Among the diverse agrotechnological practices appli- cable to low-input investment agricultural systems, the additions of plant residues to soils as a nutrient source, and the appropriate management of arbuscular mycorrhizal (MA) symbiosis, are being worldwide considered. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to test the application effect of two crop

Yonathan Redel; Rosa Rubio; Fernando Borie

344

Efectos del IFN? y del Lymphomyosot sobre el crecimiento del melanoma B16F10 «in vitro» e «in vivo». Tratamiento con IFN? y Lymphomyosot Effects of IFN? and Lymphomyosot on «vitro» and «in vivo» B16F10 melanoma growth. Treatment with IFN? and Lymphomyosot  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Introduction: Several cytokines are being tested in the treatment of melanoma. Among them IFN? should be high- lighted, whilst no other experimental studies using homeo- pathic products are underway. Material & Methods: «In vitro»: the cell line B16F10 was treated at 24, 48 and 72 hours with IFN?\\/10 at 1,000,000 IU\\/ml and with Lymphomyosot 1\\/1 and 1\\/3 (v\\/v). Cell

Fernando Pascual Carpe; Vicente Vicente Ortega; Matilde Campos Aranda; Josefa Yáñez Gascón; Juana García Reverte

345

Efectos Especiales de Anclaje (Estudio sobre Regresiones de Juicios Condicionales). Parte 2: Invariancia del Juicio No-Condicional Como Valor Estandar Para el Juicio Condicional (Special Effects of Anchoring (Study of Regression of Conditional Judgements) Part 2: Invariance of Unconditional Judgments as Standard Value for the Conditional Judgment). Publication No. 31.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From the best-fit lines corresponding to sets of families of conditional judgements, the constant stimulus family and the constant condition family, both defined for a same scale object, the coordinate values of the point of intersection of both lines (indifference point) are obtained. These values are studied in relation to the mean values of the…

Lopez Alonso, A. O.

346

DURACIÓN DEL EFECTO REVIGORIZANTE DE PODAS SEVERAS DE PLANTAS ADULTAS DE AVELLANO EUROPEO (Corylus avellana L.) cv. Negretta SOBRE EL CULTIVO IN VITRO Duration of the reinvigorating effect of severe pruning of mature European hazelnut plants (Corylus avellana L.) cv. Negretta with in vitro cultivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A B S T R A C T The duration of the reinvigorating effect of severe pruning on mature European hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.) cv. Negretta was analyzed. The in vitro stimulation and proliferation rate of the resulting explants from cutting stimulation obtained from adult plants not pruned (T1), epicormic shoots of non-pruned plants (T2), once-pruned plants (T3) and plants

Manuel Sánchez-Olate; Darcy Ríos; Roberto Rodríguez; María Elena Materán; Guillermo Pereira

2004-01-01

347

EFECTO DE LA SUPLEMENTACIÓN CON LEUCAENA (Leucaena leucocephala LAM. DE WIT) SOBRE LA DEGRADABILIDAD RUMINAL DEL PASTO ALEMÁN (Echinochloa polystachya H.B.K. HITCH) Effect of Leucaena Supplementation (Leucaena leucocephala Lam. De Wit) on Ruminal Degradability of Aleman-Grass (Echinochloa polystachya H.B.K. Hitch)  

Microsoft Academic Search

To evaluate the effects of Leucaena supplementation on in situ ruminal dry matter (DM) degradability of Aleman-grass (AG), DM potential degradability (a+b), soluble fraction (a), maximum degradability (DM), degradation rate (c), ruminal pH and am- monia nitrogen, three ruminal cannulated Criollo Limonero steers were fed at 14-day adaptation period (F1) and samples were taken during the following 4-day period (F2).

Juan Vergara-López; Ángel Rodríguez-Petit; Carlos Navarro; Ángel Atencio

348

A design for a new catalog manager and associated file management for the Land Analysis System (LAS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Due to the larger number of different types of files used in an image processing system, a mechanism for file management beyond the bounds of typical operating systems is necessary. The Transportable Applications Executive (TAE) Catalog Manager was written to meet this need. Land Analysis System (LAS) users at the EROS Data Center (EDC) encountered some problems in using the TAE catalog manager, including catalog corruption, networking difficulties, and lack of a reliable tape storage and retrieval capability. These problems, coupled with the complexity of the TAE catalog manager, led to the decision to design a new file management system for LAS, tailored to the needs of the EDC user community. This design effort, which addressed catalog management, label services, associated data management, and enhancements to LAS applications, is described. The new file management design will provide many benefits including improved system integration, increased flexibility, enhanced reliability, enhanced portability, improved performance, and improved maintainability.

Greenhagen, Cheryl

1986-01-01

349

Tools for evaluating Lipolexis oregmae (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) in the field: Effects of host aphid and host plant on mummy location and color plus improved methods for obtaining adults  

SciTech Connect

Lipolexis oregmae Gahan was introduced into Florida in a classical biological control program directed against the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida (Kirkaldy), on citrus. Prior to evaluating distribution, host range, and potential nontarget effects of L. oregmae in Florida, we evaluated the role of other potential host aphids and host plants on mummy production and location. Under laboratory conditions, this parasitoid produced the most progeny on the target pest, the brown citrus aphid on citrus. This parasitoid, unlike the majority of aphidiids, did not produce mummies on any of the host plants tested when reared in black citrus aphid T. aurantii (Boyer de Fonscolombe) on grapefruit, spirea aphid Aphis spiraecola Patch on grapefruit and pittosporum, cowpea aphid A. craccivora Koch on grapefruit and cowpeas, or melon aphid A. gossypii Glover on grapefruit and cucumber. Thus, sampling for L. oregmae mummies of these host aphids and host plants must involve holding foliage in the laboratory until mummies are produced. This parasitoid requires high relative humidity to produce adults because no adults emerged when mummies were held in gelatin capsules, but high rates of emergence were observed when mummies were held on 1.5% agar plates. In addition, we compared the color of 6 aphid hosts and the color of mummies produced by L. oregmae when reared in them to determine if color of mummies could be used to identify L. oregmae . Mummy color varied between aphid hosts and tested host plants, and is not a useful tool for identifying L. oregmae for nontarget effects. (author) [Spanish] Lipolexis oregmae Gahan fue introducida en Florida por medio de un programa de control biologico clasico dirigido contra el afido pardo de los citricos, Toxoptera citricida (Kirkaldy), sobre Citrus. Prioritario a la evaluacion de la distribucion, el rango de los hospederos y los efectos potenciales de L. oregmae sobre los organismos que no son el enfoque de control en la Florida, nosotros evaluamos el papel de otras especies de afidos y plantas hospederas potenciales sobre la produccion y ubicacion de las momias. Bajo condiciones de laboratorio, este parasitoide produjo el mayor numero de progenies sobre la especie de plaga enfocada, el afido pardo de los citricos sobre Citrus . Este parasitoide, no como la mayoria de los afidiidos (Hymenoptera), no produjo momias sobre cualquiera de las plantas hospederas probadas cuando fue criado sobre el afido negro de los citricos, ( T. aurantii (Boyer de Fonscolombe)) en toronja, el afido spirea (Aphis spiraecola Patch) en toronja y pittosporum, el afido del caupi (A. craccivora Koch) en toronja y caupi o el afido del melon (A. gossypii Glover) en toronja y pepino. Asi, el muestreo para momias de L. oregmae de estas especies de afidos hospederos y plantas hospederas tiene que incluir el mantenimiento de follaje en el laboratorio hasta que se produzcan las momias. Este parasitoide requiere una alta humedad relativa para producir los adultos por que ningun adulto emergio cuando las momias fueron mantenidas en capsulas de gelatina, pero una tasa alta de emergencia de adultos fue observada cuando se mantuvo las momias en platos con agar al 1.5%. Ademas de esto, nosotros comparamos el color de 6 especies de afidos hospederos, asi como el color de las momias producidos por L. oregmae cuando fue criado sobre ellos para determinar si se puede usar el color de las momias para la identificacion de L. oregmae . El color de las momias varia entre las especies de afidos hospederos y las plantas hospederas probadas, por lo que no es una herramienta util para la identificacion de L. oregmae o para la evaluacion de su efecto sobre los organismos que no son el enfoque del control. (author)

Singh, R.; Hoy, M.A. [Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

2007-03-15

350

Paleoslope, sea-level and climate controls on Upper Miocene platform evolution, Las Negras area, southeastern Spain  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Carbonate platforms in the Las Negras area evolved from onlapping ramps to fringing reef complexes later draped by cyclic shallow marine strata. Although sea-level history and paleoclimate had an effect on platform evolution, substrate topography played a dominant role. The strata are divided into five depositional sequences of Tortonian and Messinian age. The model of platform evolution provided by the Las Negras area exposures likely has applications for other Miocene carbonate complexes in the Mediterranean and could apply to other carbonate complexes in the rock record.

Franseen, E. K.; Goldstein, R. H.

1996-01-01

351

Water Quality of la Cuenca Abangares en Las Juntas, Costa Rica: Analysis of water pollution using benthic macroinvertebrates  

Microsoft Academic Search

El río Abangares tiene contaminación porque de los cantidades de los macro invertebrados en los sedimentos. Después de desordenar las rocas en el río, colecté insectos e identificarlos. Entonces, yo compare los insectos diferentes en los partes del río y hace conclusiones de calidad del agua. Introduction\\/Background: Costa Rica is a country rich with rainforest and natural wonders. The beauty

Valerie Brown

352

The emplacement of the granitic Las Tazas complex, northern Chile: the relationship between local and regional strain  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Coastal batholith of northern Chile grew under transtensional–extensional conditions that prevailed along the Andean margin during the Mesozoic. The batholith hosts the Atacama Fault Zone, a major arc-parallel fault system which was characterised by sinistral transtensional shearing during the Early Cretaceous. The Las Tazas complex is a composite granitoid intrusion that was emplaced syntectonically along the Atacama Fault Zone

Jeff Wilson; John Grocott

1999-01-01

353

Análisis del papel que ejercen las competencias laborales en el personal que integra la cadena de suministro  

Microsoft Academic Search

El personal logístico es un componente esencial en el análisis de las cadenas de suministros, pues estos son los encargados de lograr que funcione de forma integrada y efectiva. La cadena de suministro es un escalón superior de desarrollo y se encarga de gestionar los flujos desde los proveedores principales hasta el cliente final. Para alcanzar la satisfacción de los

Neyfe Sablón Cossío; Yadney Osmaida Miranda Lorenzo; Alberto Medina León; José Antonio Acevedo Suárez; Varna Hernández Junco

2011-01-01

354

Bartolome de Las Casas; Protector of the Indians. The Tinker Pamphlet Series for the Teaching of Mexican American Heritage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bartolome de las Casas devoted himself completely to crusading for the rights of the Indians. Although he was never a missionary among Indians, he began projects such as the Indians' conversion in the Land of War in Guatemala, which later became the task of his Dominican colleagues. However, his true importance lay in his role as the Indians'…

Miller, Hubert J.

355

¿Son las políticas locales una buena estrategia para dinamizar el mercado de trabajo? Algunos elementos para el caso colombiano  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen: En períodos de bajo crecimiento económico, tiempos de recesión o crisis económica, implementar una política fiscal contra-cíclica puede ser una herramienta fundamental para crear empleo y dinamizar la economía. En Colombia, específicamente en las principales ciudades del país existe una posibilidad concreta para que los gobiernos locales, a través de incrementos del gasto de inversión, impacten positivamente en la

Diana Galvis G; Mauricio López Gonzalez

2010-01-01

356

Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report HETA 90-114-L2066, National RX Services, Incorporated, Las Vegas, Nevada.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from a representative of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, a study was made of possible hazardous working conditions at National RX Services, Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was engaged in the mail order ph...

W. Daniels B. Bernard

1990-01-01

357

Long-Term Assessment of the Oil Spill at Bahia Las Minas, Panama. Interim Report. Volume 1: Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On April 27, 1986, at least 8 million liters of medium-weight crude oil spilled from a ruptured storage tank into the Bahia Las Minas on the Caribbean Coast of Panama. Coral reefs, seagrass communities, and mangroves were affected. The area of the spill w...

B. D. Keller J. B. C. Jackson

1991-01-01

358

Long-Term Assessment of the Oil Spill at Bahia Las Minas, Panama. Interim Report. Volume 2: Technical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On April 27, 1986, at least 8 million liters of medium-weight crude oil spilled from a ruptured storage tank into the Bahia Las Minas on the Caribbean Coast of Panama. Coral reefs, seagrass communities, and mangroves were affected. The area of the spill w...

B. D. Keller J. B. C. Jackson

1991-01-01

359

Little Girl Lost: Las Vegas Metro Police Vice Division and the Use of Material Witness Holds Against Teenaged Prostitutes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the Las Vegas Metro Police Vice Division routine use of material witness holds to detain young prostitutes. The Juvenile court places the girls on material witness holds seeking their cooperation in the prosecution of their traffickers and pimps. The girls languish in detention awaiting the outcome of the adult cases in which they are the central or

Geneva O Brown

2007-01-01

360

Little Girl Lost: Las Vegas Metro Police Vice Division and the Use of Material Witness Holds Against Teenaged Prostitutes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the Las Vegas Metro Police Vice Division routine use of material witness holds to detain young prostitutes. The Juvenile court places the girls on material witness holds seeking their cooperation in the prosecution of their traffickers and pimps. The girls languish in detention awaiting the outcome of the adult cases in which they are the central or

Geneva O Brown

2011-01-01

361

Ethnobotany and antibacterial activity of some plants used in traditional medicine of Zapotitlán de las Salinas, Puebla (México)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The village of Zapotitlán de las Salinas is situated in the Valley of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán, Puebla, Mexico. Plant species used by the local inhabitants to treat gastrointestinal diseases were identified using ethnobotanical, ethnographic and taxonomic methods. Out of 119 interviews, 44 plant species were registered, of which the following are the most frequently used (listed in descending order): Lippia graveolens H.B.

T. Hernández; M. Canales; J. G. Avila; A. Duran; J. Caballero; A. Romo de Vivar; R. Lira

2003-01-01

362

Estado actual del pretratamiento de las intoxicaciones por agentes neuro- tóxicos de guerra con piridostigmina y otras alternativas farmacológicas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen: El bromuro de piridostigmina (bromuro de 3-dimeti- laminocarboniloxi-N-metilpiridinio) se utiliza como pretrata- miento en escenarios en los que existe riesgo de utilización de agentes neurotóxicos de guerra. De hecho, este pretratamiento fue utilizado por las tropas Aliadas durante la Guerra del Golfo Pérsico. Desde su vuelta a casa muchos veteranos de esta guerra se han quejado de padecer síntomas

Pita R; Martínez-Larrañaga

363

MORFOLOGIA DE LOS GRANOS DE POLEN DE LAS FAMILIAS ACANTHACEAE, VITACEAE Y VIOLACEAE DEL VALLE DE MEXICO  

Microsoft Academic Search

2 RESUMEN Se estudia e ilustra la morfología del polen de las familias Acanthaceae, Vitaceae y Violaceae pertenecientes a la flora del Valle de México; la primera está representada por: Acanthus mollis L., Anisacanthus quadrifidus (Vahl) Standley, Dicliptera peduncularis Nees, Dyschoriste decumbens (Gray) O. Ktze., D. microphylla (Cav.) O. Ktze., Justicia furcata Jacq., Pseuderanthemum praecox (Benth.) Leonard, Ruellia bourgaei Hemsl.,

RODOLFO PALACIOS-CHAVEZ; DAVID LEONOR QUIROZ-GARCIA

364

Ambient air monitoring during the 2011 Las Conchas wildland fire near Los Alamos, U.S.A.  

SciTech Connect

Air monitoring data collected during the Las Conchas fire near the Los Alamos National Laboratory during 2011 are presented. Data included are for selected radionuclides and selected metals found in particulate matter. None of these analytes were seen at levels which exceeded any state or federal standards.

Green, Andrew A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schlemann, Shea A. [Los Alamos Technical Associates; Young, Daniel L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-31

365

Human-Health Pharmaceutical Compounds in Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, and Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, October 2000-August 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service conducted a reconnaissance study to investigate the occurrence of selected human-health pharmaceutical compounds in water samples collected from Lake Mead on the Colorado River and Las Vegas Wash, a...

R. A. Boyd E. T. Furlong

2002-01-01

366

Developing Fieldwork in Social and Cultural Geography: Illustrations from a Residential Field Class in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that fieldwork develops student understanding of various concerns in social and cultural geography. Recommends using a new approach that focuses on the role of fieldwork in the research process and illustrates this approach by describing an account of a residential field class to Los Angeles (California) and Las Vegas (Nevada). (CMK)

May, Jon

1999-01-01

367

INTEGRACIÓN DE LA DIMENSIÓN AMBIENTAL AL PROCESO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS COMPETENCIAS LABORALES. UNA NECESIDAD EN LA GESTIÓN EMPRESARIAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Con la finalidad de abordar y analizar los elementos que sustentan la necesidad de integrar la dimensión ambiental al proceso de desarrollo de las competencias laborales, se valora la relación de la especie humana con el medio ambiente a escala mundial, su estado y propósito en Cuba, abordándose la necesidad de desarrollar el Capital Humano dentro de la cultura ambiental

Ana Victoria Nápoles Villa; Clara Marrero Fornaris

2009-01-01

368

Visión de un científico oncólogo que aplica la investigación a la salud humana a través de las fronteras  

Cancer.gov

El doctor Jorge Gómez es el asesor principal del Centro para la Salud Mundial del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. Dirige la Red de Investigación del Cáncer de los Estados Unidos y América Latina, la cual está realizando un estudio internacional de los factores de riesgo del cáncer de mama y características en las mujeres de América Latina.

369

APORTACIONES A LA TEMPRANA HISTORIA MUSICAL DE LA CAPILLA DE LAS DESCALZAS REALES DE MADRID (1576-1618)  

Microsoft Academic Search

El análisis de un nuevo documento del Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, y su relación con otros tantos de diversas procedencias nos aporta una gran cantidad de información hasta ahora desconocida. Por un lado, se refuta la leyenda de que Tomás Luis de Victoria fuera maestro de capilla de la institución, ya que aparecen los maestros que ocuparon el puesto

Ángel Manuel Olmos

2003-01-01

370

Female Adolescent Subjectivities in Las Vegas: Poststructural Thoughts on the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, Consumer Logic and Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, data collected from an ethnographic study of adolescent girls growing up in the city of Las Vegas in the US is used to further our understanding of the role of mediated sex and consumer culture and in relationship to emerging adolescent female identities. Girls in this study articulated a clear sense of their abilities to make…

Dentith, Audrey M.

2004-01-01

371

Initial Results From the Las Vegas Valley Broadband Array Based on Differential Travel Time Residuals and Interstation Phase Velocities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Eight broadband seismometers, collectively known as the Las Vegas Valley Broadband array (LVVBB), were deployed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in September 2002. The LVVBB array recorded data continuously from local and regional earthquakes as well as global teleseisms through late January 2003. The coverage area extends throughout the northeastern regions of the Las Vegas Valley; the area estimated to be the deepest portion of the Las Vegas basin based on gravity data. Differential travel time residuals were calculated through the cross-correlation of P-wave arrivals from global teleseisims to better constrain basin geometry and depth to basement. The calculated delay times show variations up to 0.5 s over distances of 15 km or less. The residual pattern is consistent across the basin and is associated with zones of thicker basin fill. This supports earlier models of the basin. A number of regional earthquakes originating in southern California are linearly aligned with the LVVBB array. Interstation phase velocities of Rayleigh wave propagation from these events are being used to create surface wave dispersion curves to assist in modeling the shear wave velocity structure of the region. Given the current models, average shear velocities of 0.96 km/s and 1.25 km/s characterize the change from shallow to deep sediments. These new results will further constrain the shear wave velocity in the study area, and aid in evaluating the behavior of basin fill for building construction. These studies contribute to the modeling of ground-motions in Las Vegas Valley and can be used to assess the Valley's response in the event of an earthquake or future nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site.

McEwan, D. J.; Snelson, C. M.; Tkalcic, H.; Rodgers, A.

2003-12-01

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Human-health pharmaceutical compounds in Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, and Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, October 2000-August 2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service conducted a reconnaissance study to investigate the occurrence of selected human-health pharmaceutical compounds in water samples collected from Lake Mead on the Colorado River and Las Vegas Wash, a waterway used to transport treated wastewater from the Las Vegas metropolitan area to Lake Mead. Current research indicates many of these compounds can bioaccumulate and may adversely affect aquatic organisms by disrupting physiological processes, impairing reproductive functions, increasing cancer rates, contributing to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and acting in undesirable ways when mixed with other substances. These compounds may be present in effluent because a high percentage of prescription and non-prescription drugs used for human-health purposes are excreted from the body as a mixture of parent compounds and degraded metabolite compounds; also, they can be released to the environment when unused products are discarded by way of toilets, sinks, and trash in landfills. Thirteen of 33 targeted compounds were detected in at least one water sample collected between October 2000 and August 2001. All concentrations were less than or equal to 0.20 micrograms per liter. The most frequently detected compounds in samples from Las Vegas Wash were caffeine, carbamazepine (used to treat epilepsy), cotinine (a metabolite of nicotine), and dehydronifedipine (a metabolite of the antianginal Procardia). Less frequently detected compounds in samples collected from Las Vegas Wash were antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, sulfamethoxazole, and trimethoprim), acetaminophen (an analgesic and anti-inflammatory), cimetidine (used to treat ulcers), codeine (a narcotic and analgesic), diltiazem (an antihypertensive), and 1,7-dimethylxanthine (a metabolite of caffeine). Fewer compounds were detected in samples collected from Lake Mead than from Las Vegas Wash. Caffeine was detected in all samples collected from Lake Mead. Other compounds detected in samples collected from Lake Mead were acetaminophen, carbamazepine, cotinine, 1,7-dimethylxanthine, and sulfamethoxazole.

Boyd, Robert A.; Furlong, Edward T.

2002-01-01

373

Indicator pathogens, organic matter and LAS detergent removal from wastewater by constructed subsurface wetlands  

PubMed Central

Background Constructed wetland is one of the natural methods of municipal and industrial wastewater treatments with low initial costs for construction and operation as well as easy maintenance. The main objective of this study is to determine the values of indicator bacteria removal, organic matter, TSS, ammonia and nitrate affecting the wetland removal efficiency. Results The average concentration of E. coli and total coliform in the input is 1.127?×?1014 and 4.41?×?1014 MPN/100 mL that reached 5.03?×?1012 and 1.13?×?1014 MPN/100 mL by reducing 95.5% and 74.4% in wetland 2. Fecal streptococcus reached from the average 5.88?×?1014 in raw wastewater to 9.69?×?1012 in the output of wetland 2. Wetland 2 could reduce 1.5 logarithmic units of E. coli. The removal efficiency of TSS for the wetlands is 68.87%, 71.4%, 57.3%, and 66% respectively. Conclusions The overall results show that wetlands in which herbs were planted had a high removal efficiency about the indicator pathogens, organic matter, LAS detergent in comparison to a control wetland (without canes) and could improve physicochemical parameters (DO, ammonia, nitrate, electrical conductivity, and pH) of wastewater.

2014-01-01

374

Morphological and physical characteristics of the Virgo Cluster - First results from the Las Campanas photographic survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Preliminary results are presented of a photographic survey of the Virgo cluster to the faintest convenient limit of the Las Campanas du Pont 2.5 m reflector, performed in order to study the complexity of both the surface and velocity distributions within the central 6 degree radius region. The survey is described and the resulting Catalog is discussed, and the frequency of galaxy types found and listed in the Catalog is described. The physical properties of the dwarfs are summarized, and luminosity functions are given separately for each morphological type. The progressive change of (MBT) faintward along the morphological sequence from Sc I through Sm and Im types is shown, leading to a calibration of the de Vaucouleurs Lambda luminosity index and a determination of its intrinsic dispersion. The preliminary results on the distribution of galaxies of all types in the two principal subclustering regions found are summarized, and the velocity distributions over the face of the 6 degree core are discussed for the various galaxy types.

Sandage, A.; Binggeli, B.; Tammann, G. A.

1985-01-01

375

[Description of a staphylococcal alimentary poisoning outbreak in Las Rosas, Santa Fe Province, Argentina].  

PubMed

On February 2008, a suspected foodborne outbreak was reported in Las Rosas (Santa Fe Province, Argentina). The formal procedures indicated that an undetermined number of individuals had experienced food poisoning following consumption of vegetable cannelloni bought at a local shop. The manufacturer establishment was audited. Samples from the suspected food, as well as environmental samples and swabs from food handlers were obtained and involved subjects were interviewed. Remnants of ingested food were also obtained. Routine microbiological procedures of the foodborne outbreak revealed the presence of coagulase positive S. aureus subspecies aureus in samples from ingested and raw food, and from manipulators. Indicator microorganisms did not show significant levels and no other foodborne pathogen was isolated. Presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin-producing genes was subsequently investigated, and a positive result for enterotoxin B was shown in S. aureus strains isolated from a food handler as well as from food linked to the outbreak Moreover, these isolates showed 100% similarity by SmaI-PFGE. Timely notification together with coordinated sanitary measures and the availability of appropriate laboratory tools allowed to interrupt the chain of disease transmission by identifying risk and protective factors. PMID:21491063

Brizzio, Aníbal A; Tedeschi, Fabián A; Zalazar, Fabián E

2011-01-01

376

A method based on local approximate solutions (LAS) for inverting transient flow in heterogeneous aquifers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An inverse method based on local approximate solutions (LAS inverse method) is proposed to invert transient flows in heterogeneous aquifers. Unlike the objective-function-based inversion techniques, the method does not require forward simulations to assess measurement-to-model misfits; thus the knowledge of aquifer initial conditions (IC) and boundary conditions (BC) is not required. Instead, the method employs a set of local approximate solutions of flow to impose continuity of hydraulic head and Darcy fluxes throughout space and time. Given sufficient (but limited) measurements, it yields well-posed systems of nonlinear equations that can be solved efficiently with optimization. Solution of the inversion includes parameters (hydraulic conductivities, specific storage coefficients) and flow field including the unknown IC and BC. Given error-free measurements, the estimated conductivities and specific storages are accurate within 10% of the true values. When increasing measurement errors are imposed, the estimated parameters become less accurate, but the inverse solution is still stable, i.e., parameter, IC, and BC estimation remains bounded. For a problem where parameter variation is unknown, highly parameterized inversion can reveal the underlying parameter structure, whereas equivalent conductivity and average storage coefficient can also be estimated. Because of the physically-based constraints placed in inversion, the number of measurements does not need to exceed the number of parameters for the inverse method to succeed.

Jiao, Jianying; Zhang, Ye

2014-06-01

377

Datos sobre la biometría del Pájaro moscón (Remiz pendulinus) en la provincia de Alicante (SE de España)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aquesta nota presenta dades biomètriques sobre la longitud de l'ala i el pes del teixidor en una localitat d'hivernada de la provincia d'Alacant. Es va obtenir una mitjana de la longitud de l'ala de 55,88 mm (SD= 1,85; n= 51), amb un rang de 51-60 mm. La mitjana del pes va ser 9,33 g (SD=0,52; n=51) (8-10,5). No es van

Ignacio García Peiró

1991-01-01

378

Diseño de la cadena de suministro de los productos alimenticios que demanda la dirección de alimentación de la Universidad Central de Las Villas  

Microsoft Academic Search

La Dirección de Alimentación de la Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas es la encargada de elaborar y abastecer los alimentos que se consumen en las diferentes dependencias que se destinan para el consumo. Dicha dirección adolece de un desempeño adecuado debido, entre otros aspectos, a la falta de integración, coordinación y racionalidad en sus procesos por carecer de

Manley Torriente Jackson

2011-01-01

379

Informe Anual a la Nación indica que los índices generales de cáncer siguen disminuyendo; su sección especial destaca las tendencias actuales y pronósticos del cáncer colorrectal  

Cancer.gov

Los índices de casos nuevos diagnosticados y los índices de muertes de todos los tipos de cáncer combinados disminuyeron en forma considerable en el período más reciente para hombres y mujeres en general, y para la mayoría de las poblaciones raciales y étnicas de Estados Unidos, según un informe de las principales organizaciones de salud y oncológicas.

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LA CAPTACIÓN DE RECURSOS PRIVADOS ENTRE LAS ONGD ESPAÑOLAS: UNA APROXIMACIÓN PROBABILÍSTICA \\/ PRIVATE RESOURCES CAPTATION AMONG SPANISH ONGD: A PROBABILÍSTIC APPROXIMATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

La necesidad de recursos privados entre las ENL, tanto para su sostenimiento como para la realización de su labor requiere de estrategias organizativas cada vez más eficaces, por lo que el estudio del fundraising y su eficacia suscita un gran interés. En este trabajo, y basándonos en las conclusiones de estudios previos, pretendemos analizar la relación e influencia de una

M. B. Gutiérrez Villar; R. A. Araque Padilla; M. J Montero Simó

2009-01-01

381

Factores de influencia en la captación de recursos privados en las ONGD españolas\\/Factors of Influence in the Fundraising of the Spanish NGOD  

Microsoft Academic Search

La necesidad de recursos privados entre las Entidades No Lucrativas (ENL), tanto para su sostenimiento como para la realización de su labor requiere de estrategias organizativas cada vez más eficaces, por lo que el estudio del fundraising y su eficacia suscita un gran interés. En este trabajo, y basándonos en las conclusiones de estudios previos, pretendemos analizar la relación e

B GUTIÉRREZ VILLAR; R. A ARAQUE PADILLA; M. J. MONTERO SIMÓ; M. L. ORTEGA CARPIO

2009-01-01

382

MARCO CONCEPTUAL DE UNA CULTURA SISTÉMICA EN LAS REDES VIRTUALES DE FABRICACIÓN GLOBAL \\/ CONCEPTUAL FRAME OF A SYSTEMIC CULTURE IN GLOBAL MANUFACTURING VIRTUAL NETWORKS  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se analizan los factores más relevantes de la cultura organizacional que aparecen en las redes virtuales de fabricación global (RVFG). Estas organizaciones están formadas por empresas muy dinámicas que fabrican todo tipo de productos o servicios, las cuales establecen entre sí relaciones de tipo horizontal y vertical, pudiendo incluso ser competidores, donde no es necesario mantener internamente

J. R Vilana Arto; C. Rodríguez Monroy

2010-01-01

383

La infraestructura y el acceso a las tecnologias de la informacion y la comunicacion (TIC) en America Latina, 2000-2007  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este trabajo analiza la evolución de la disponibilidad de infraestructura y acceso a las tic en América Latina entre 2000 y 2007. Se estima un modelo para establecer empíricamente la asociación entre el nivel de disponibilidad de infraestructura y acceso de las tic en estos países y el ingreso per cápita de los mismos. En la literatura revisada se identifican

Raul Acosta Mesa

2011-01-01

384

Teorí­as de primer y segundo orden sobre el potencial de ciertas figuras de equilibrio de cuerpos celestes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Uno de los problemas que aborda la Mecánica Celeste es la determinación de las figuras de equilibrio de los cuerpos celestes. Para investigar su solución mediante métodos directos, se precisa evaluar el potencial generado por su autogravitación, el generado por su fuerza centrí­fuga y el generado por la fuerza de atracción entre los cuerpos. Los métodos clásicos de Finlay y Kopal que afrontan estos problemas, para determinar el potencial autogravitatorio en las configuraciones de equilibrio, emplean desarrollos en serie de los potenciales interior y exterior del potencial autogravitatorio. Estos métodos incurren en el error de suponer la convergencia en capas donde resulta cuestionable dicha convergencia para estos desarrollos en serie. En este trabajo se han elaborado unos algoritmos que contemplan toda la casuí&stica y que permiten una manipulación efic iente del producto de polinomios de Legendre, del producto de funciones asociada s de Legendre y del producto de armónicos esféricos como combinacióon lineal de ellos mismos, respectivamente. Se han obtenido, para primer y segundo orden en las amplitudes, los desarrollos correctos para los potencial es interior y exterior del potencial autogravitatorio para configuraciones de equilibrio aisladas, y , en primer orden de amplitudes, los mismos potenciales para los sistemas binarios próximos. Se ha elaborado un método analítico, en primer orden respecto de las amplitudes, para la determinación del potencial de marea en sistemas binarios próximos en el cual se manifiesta la forma de la componente secundaria del sistema

Gumbau, Manuel Forner

2010-11-01

385

El Impacto de los Cambios Climáticos sobre la Salud en Bolivia: Estimación de Costos y Beneficios hasta el 2100  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bolivia es en uno de los países con mayor vulnerabilidad a enfermedades en Latinoamérica. De los 327 municipios que se tenían el 2003, gran parte de ellos presentaron altos grados de vulnerabilidad en lo que se refiere a las Enfermedades Diarreicas Agudas (EDA’s) e Infecciones Respiratorias Agudas (IRA’s) en el occidente del país y alta vulnerabilidad en Malaria y Dengue

Oscar Molina

2009-01-01

386

Degradation of linear alkylabenzene sulfonate (LAS) and its compounds in Donghu Lake (Hubei, P.R.C.) determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Commercial linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), mixture of alkylchain lengths and phenyl position isomers (C10-C13), is widely used as a major constituent of household and industrial detergents in the People's Republic of China. Degradation process and behaviour of LAS compounds during an 82-hour lake water die-away study, with an added LAS concentration of 1.5mg·L-1, was quantified and accomplished by HPLO-UV after extractionon the SepPek C18 reversed-phase cartridges. The degradation rate became progressively faster with increasing chain length. The technique described in this study is fast, sensitive and specific, and can be used to determine low levels of LAS and for establishing water quality criteria and standards relating to LAS and its compounds.

Ayfer, Yediler; Xu, Ying; Zhang, Yongyuan; Chen, Junjian

1990-06-01

387

Seismic Wave Amplification in Las Vegas: Site Characterization Measurements and Response Models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of a multidisciplinary effort to understand seismic wave amplification in Las Vegas Valley, we conducted geotechnical and seismic refraction field studies, geologic and lithologic interpretation, and geophysical model building. Frequency-dependent amplifications (site response) and peak ground motions strongly correlate with site conditions as characterized by the models. The models include basin depths and velocities, which also correlate against ground motions. Preliminary geologic models were constructed from detailed geologic and fault mapping, logs of over 500 wells penetrating greater than 200 m depth, gravity-inversion results from the USGS, and USDA soil maps. Valley-wide refraction studies we conducted in 2002 and 2003 were inverted for constraints on basin geometry, and deep basin and basement P velocities with some 3-d control to depths of 5 km. Surface-wave studies during 2002-2004 characterized more than 75 sites within the Valley for shear velocity to depths exceeding 100 m, including all the legacy sites where nuclear-blast ground motions were recorded. The SASW and refraction-microtremor surface-surveying techniques proved to provide complementary, and coordinating Rayleigh dispersion-curve data at a dozen sites. Borehole geotechnical studies at a half-dozen sites confirmed the shear-velocity profiles that we derived from surface-wave studies. We then correlated all the geotechnical data against a detailed stratigraphic model, derived from drilling logs, to create a Valley-wide model for shallow site conditions. This well-log-based model predicts site measurements better than do models based solely on geologic or soil mapping.

Louie, J. N.; Anderson, J. G.; Luke, B.; Snelson, C.; Taylor, W.; Rodgers, A.; McCallen, D.; Tkalcic, H.; Wagoner, J.

2004-12-01

388

Mangrove forest composition and structure in Las Perlas Archipelago, Pacific Panama.  

PubMed

Mangrove forest is an important ecosystem that provides many services, but in Panama, as in other countries, they are under threat due to a variety of human activities. Nowadays, large areas of mangroves continue to be lost without been described and lack of management strategies. This study focused on the mangrove structure in the two largest islands, Isla del Rey and Isla San Jose, of Las Perlas Archipelago (LPA), Pacific Panama. Assessment of Landsat satellite imagery revealed loss of mangroves in the LPA of 965ha in the period 1974-1986, and 248ha in the period 1986-2000. The majority of the loss (>77%) from the two study islands was due to timber extraction and agricultural development. In May 2006, permanent plots following the CARICOMP protocol were established at two sites on Isla del Rey (R1 and R2) and one site on Isla San Jose (SJ) where standardized metrics such as species, height and diameter at breast height of adult trees and seedlings were recorded. Forest structure differed at the three sites, although R1 and R2 were most similar. At R1, Laguncularia racemosa was the important species and R2 was dominated by Pelliciera rhizophorae. Examination of the forest structure and classified imagery indicated that these sites are spatially dynamic and appear to be rejuvenating. The forest structure would indicate that the sites have been growth-limited previously by human activities and possibly by other factors. SJ was dominated by Rhizophora mangle and appears to have a mature forest with large adult trees and few seedlings. It does not appear to have shown the same extent of spatial regrowth as the other two sites between 1986 and 2000 and is relatively static. The establishment of permanent plots and monitoring will be useful as part of the management plan, as the LPA shows a variety of mangrove structures and could be subject to further coastal development. PMID:20737843

McGowan, Tom; Cunningham, Sarah L; Guzmán, Héctor M; Mair, James M; Guevara, José M; Betts, Tanja

2010-09-01

389

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network: Keeping Education in the Dark  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network is a non-profit organization that is building a completely robotic network of telescopes for education (24 x 0.4m, clusters of 4) and science (18 x 1.0m, clusters of 3 and 2 x 2.0 meters) which will be longitudinally spaced so there will always be at least one cluster in the dark. The network will be completely accessible online with observations being completed in either real-time or queued-based modes. The network will also have the ability to complete very long observations of all kinds of variable objects and include a rapid response system will allow the telescopes to quickly slew to unexpected phenomena and provide around-the-clock monitoring. Students will be able to do research projects using and collecting data from both the long observations (e.g. extrasolar planet follow-up, variable star light curves, etc.) and the quick response (e.g. supernovae, GRBs, etc.), as well as use their own ideas to create personalized projects. Also available online will be a huge archive of data and the ability to use online software to process it. A large library of activities and resources will be available for all age groups and levels of science. LCOGTN will work cooperatively with international organizations to bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience together to create a world class program. Through these collaborations, pilots have already been started in a few European countries, as well as trial programs involving schools partnered between the USA and UK. LCOGTN's education network will provide an avenue for educators and learners to use cutting edge technology to do real science. All you need is a broadband internet connection, computer, and lots of enthusiasm and imagination.

Ross, Rachel J.

2007-12-01

390

Proximal record of the 273 ka Poris caldera-forming eruption, Las Cañadas, Tenerife  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lithofacies architecture analysis is applied to the most proximal exposures of the 273 ka Poris Formation, in the Diego Hernandez caldera wall of Las Cañadas. Here, the succession records an opening Plinian phase followed by generation of a pyroclastic density current (PDC) that was partly blocked by near-vent topography. The upper part of the current surmounted the barrier and deposited an ignimbrite veneer. During a hiatus in energetic flow, ash and various ash aggregates were deposited from a hybrid cloud comprising parts of both the Plinian and the co-ignimbrite plumes. Phreatomagmatic explosions then generated currents rich in fine-grained lithics; current waxing with local erosion was followed by pulsing-unsteady waning, recorded in repeated sets of graded tuff. Reversion to magmatic activity was marked by hybrid deposition, as coarse pumice fallout and juvenile ballistics entered pyroclastic currents to form stratified pumice-block tuff. Increasingly energetic flow is recorded in 9 m of mainly massive lapilli tuff that includes evidence of widespread scour and bypass; lithic-rich layers record incremental onset of edifice disruption due to magma withdrawal. Laterally variable stratification and load structures show that the PDC was unsteady and highly non-uniform at times, with locally rapid aggradation of gas-rich ignimbrite. Climactic edifice disruption is marked by a lithic-block layer in erosional contact with the underlying ignimbrite, recording intense pyroclastic current activity and widespread bypass of material to distal volcano slopes. Pumice-block breccia, 10 m thick and with blocks up to 1.2 m in diameter, forms the top of the succession and registers modification of the magmatic plumbing. The timing of collapse to form a major summit depression is uncertain. However, the abrupt termination of the proximal aggradation of coarse breccia, with no record there of any waning-stage pyroclastic currents, suggests subsidence at that time, conceivably with formation of a caldera that contained late-erupted material.

Smith, Natasha J.; Kokelaar, B. Peter

2013-11-01

391

Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutations in lasI and rhlI quorum sensing systems result in milder chronic lung infection  

Microsoft Academic Search

To understand the importance of quorum sensing in chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection, the in vivo pathogenic effects of the wild-type P. aeruginosa PAO1 and its double mutant, PAO1 lasI rhlI, in which the signal- generating parts of the quorum sensing systems are defective were compared. The rat model of P. aeruginosa lung infection was used in the present study.

Hong Wu; Zhijun Song; Michael Givskov; Gerd Doring; Dieter Worlitzsch; Kalai Mathee; Jørgen Rygaard; Niels Høiby

2001-01-01

392

Associations between psychological demands, decision latitude, and job strain with smoking in female hotel room cleaners in Las Vegas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Little is known of the impact of the work environment on smoking among women holding low-paid jobs in the service\\u000a sector. Purpose: To study the associations between the components of the demand-control model with smoking in hotel room cleaners.\\u000a Methods: We conducted a survey on work and health among 776 female hotel room cleaners in Las Vegas. Associations between

Reiner Rugulies; Teresa Scherzer; Niklas Krause

2008-01-01

393

Three-dimensional modeling of shallow shear-wave velocities for Las Vegas, Nevada, using sediment type  

Microsoft Academic Search

A three-dimensional model of near-surface shear-wave velocity in the deep alluvial basin underlying the metropolitan area\\u000a of Las Vegas, Nevada (USA), is being developed for earthquake site response projections. The velocity dataset, which includes\\u000a 230 measurements, is interpolated across the model using depth-dependent correlations of velocity with sediment type. The\\u000a sediment-type database contains more than 1 400 well and borehole

Barbara Luke; Helena Murvosh; Wanda Taylor; Jeff Wagoner

2009-01-01

394

Tratamiento ayuda a las mujeres jóvenes a preservar la fertilidad durante la quimioterapia para el cáncer de seno  

Cancer.gov

Las mujeres jóvenes con cáncer de seno (mama) lograron preservar la fertilidad durante los tratamientos del cáncer con un fármaco inyectable bloqueador de hormonas que les provocó menopausia temporal. Los resultados del estudio se anunciaron hoy en el congreso anual de la Sociedad Americana de Oncología Clínica (ASCO), y provienen del Estudio de Prevención de la Menopausia Temprana (POEMS), patrocinado por el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI).

395

Analysis of the real estate market in Las Vegas: Bubble, seasonal patterns, and prediction of the CSW indices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze 27 house price indices of Las Vegas from June 1983 to March 2005, corresponding to 27 different zip codes. These analyses confirm the existence of a real estate bubble, defined as a price acceleration faster than exponential, which is found, however, to be confined to a rather limited time interval in the recent past from approximately 2003 to mid-2004 and has progressively transformed into a more normal growth rate comparable to pre-bubble levels in 2005. There has been no bubble till 2002 except for a medium-sized surge in 1990. In addition, we have identified a strong yearly periodicity which provides a good potential for fine-tuned prediction from month to month. A monthly monitoring using a model that we have developed could confirm, by testing the intra-year structure, if indeed the market has returned to “normal” or if more turbulence is expected ahead. We predict the evolution of the indices one year ahead, which is validated with new data up to September 2006. The present analysis demonstrates the existence of very significant variations at the local scale, in the sense that the bubble in Las Vegas seems to have preceded the more global USA bubble and has ended approximately two years earlier (mid-2004 for Las Vegas compared with mid-2006 for the whole of the USA).

Zhou, Wei-Xing; Sornette, Didier

2008-01-01

396

LasI/R and RhlI/R quorum sensing in a strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa beneficial to plants.  

PubMed

Pseudomonas aeruginosa possesses three quorum-sensing (QS) systems which are key in the expression of a large number of genes, including many virulence factors. Most studies of QS in P. aeruginosa have been performed in clinical isolates and have therefore focused on its role in pathogenicity. P. aeruginosa, however, is regarded as a ubiquitous organism capable of colonizing many different environments and also of establishing beneficial associations with plants. In this study we examined the role of the two N-acyl homoserine lactone systems known as RhlI/R and LasI/R in the environmental rice rhizosphere isolate P. aeruginosa PUPa3. Both the Rhl and Las systems are involved in the regulation of plant growth-promoting traits. The environmental P. aeruginosa PUPa3 is pathogenic in two nonmammalian infection models, and only the double las rhl mutants are attenuated for virulence. In fact it was established that the two QS systems are not hierarchically organized and that they are both important for the colonization of the rice rhizosphere. This is an in-depth genetic and molecular study of QS in an environmental P. aeruginosa strain and highlights several differences with QS regulation in the clinical isolate PAO1. PMID:19525275

Steindler, Laura; Bertani, Iris; De Sordi, Luisa; Schwager, Stephan; Eberl, Leo; Venturi, Vittorio

2009-08-01

397

Petrology, geochemistry and mineralization of the Las Águilas and Virorco mafic-ultramafic bodies, San Luis Province, Argentina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The layered mafic-ultramafic rocks in the Sierras de San Luis, Argentina (Las Águilas, Las Higueras and Virorco), constitute a 3-5-km-wide belt that extends over 100 km from NE to SW. They carry a sulphide mineralization consisting of pyrrhotite, pentlandite and chalcopyrite, in veins and as disseminated to massive ore. Disseminated spinels are frequently associated with the sulphide minerals as well as platinum group minerals. A strong correlation between S, Ni, Co, Cu, Cr, Pt and Pd indicates the presence of one to three levels of mineralization within the ultramafic units. The maximum concentration of these elements coincides with the units containing platinum group minerals (PGM) and spinel group minerals. This clear relationship constitutes a good prospecting guide in the search for layers with high-grade ore, probably associated with deeper stratigraphic levels where ultramafic rocks are dominant. The bulk rock chemistry and concentrations of metals and platinum group elements as well as textural evidence suggest that the parental magma was mafic with tholeiitic affinities and MgO rich. The Las Águilas layered mafic-ultramafic body and the remaining bodies in the area bear similar characteristics to well-known stratified complexes developed in extensional tectonic regimes, as it is the case of Jinchuan (China), Kabanga (Tanzania) and Fiambala (Argentina).

Ferracutti, Gabriela; Bjerg, Ernesto; Mogessie, Aberra

2013-04-01

398

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network: Keeping Citizen Scientists in the Dark  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is creating a network of telescopes at excellent sites around the world providing 24/7 all sky coverage for astronomical observations. The network of telescopes, ranging in size from 0.4 m to 2.0 m, will be available for both scientific and education users. The LCOGT telescopes are being built quickly and will be deployed soon. The two 2.0 m Faulkes Telescopes, one on Haleakala, Maui (FTN), the other at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia (FTS), are currently in operation. There is also a 0.8 m telescope in the Santa Ynez Valley, California (BOS), which is being used for commissioning and for many local outreach programs. The first 1.0 m telescopes will be heading to Chile and South Africa in 2011 and will each be accompanied by a 0.4 m telescope. Other sites, including Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), McDonald Observatory (Texas), Siding Spring (Australia), and Haleakala (Hawaii) will follow, with the possibility of up to two additional sites yet to be selected. The LCOGT education and public outreach effort is transforming into a "Citizen Science" program. Several projects will encompass taking observations through the network, analyzing the data, and sharing the results with other citizen scientists from around the world. The first of these projects, "Agent Exoplanet," will be launched in mid-2011, and will involve analyzing brand-new data to create a light curve of an exoplanet. As the network is not yet complete, this test project will not include actual observing as future ones will. More information about LCOGT and its Citizen Science program can be found online (http://www.lcogt.net). In addition to material to get started in the Citizen Science program, the website also includes resources and content for more hands-on activities using archived data, general astronomy pages, network information, complete access to the public data archive, current news, and recent publications. And don't forget to register for the LCOGT monthly newsletter.

Ross, R. J.

2012-08-01

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Geohydrologic reconnaissance of Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Las Vegas Wash to Opal Mountain, Nevada  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The study is a geohydrologic reconnaissance of about 170 square miles in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area from Las Vegas Wash to Opal Mountain, Nevada. The study is one of a series that describes the geohydrology of the recreation area and that indentifies areas where water supplies can be developed. Precipitation in this arid area is about 5 inches per year. Streamflow is seasonal and extremely variable except for that in the Colorado River, which adjoins the area. Pan evaporation is more than 20 times greater than precipitation; therefore, regional ground-water supplies are meager except near the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and Lake Mohave. Large ground-water supplies can be developed near the river and lakes, and much smaller supplies may be obtained in a few favorable locations farther from the river and lakes. Ground water in most of the areas probably contains more than 1,000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids, but water that contains less than 1,000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids can be obtained within about 1 mile of the lakes. Crystalline rocks of metamorphic, intrusive and volcanic origin crop out in the area. These rocks are overlain by conglomerate and mudstone of the Muddy Creek Formation, gravel and conglomerate of the older alluvium, and sand and gravel of the Chemehuevi Formation and younger alluvium. The crystalline rocks, where sufficiently fractured, yield water to springs and would yield small amounts of water to favorably located wells. The poorly cemented and more permeable beds of the older alluvium, Chemehuevi Formation, and younger alluvium are the better potential aquifers, particularly along the Colorado River and Lakes Mead and Mohave. Thermal springs in the gorge of the Colorado River south of Hoover Dam discharge at least 2,580 acre-feet per year of water from the volcanic rocks and metamorphic and plutonic rocks. The discharge is much greater than could be infiltrated in the drainage basin above the springs. Transbasin movement of ground water probably occurs , and perhaps the larger part of the spring discharge is underflow from Eldorado Valley. The more favorable sites for ground-water development are along the shores of Lakes Mead and Mohave and are the Fire Mountain, Opal Mountain to Aztec Wash, and Hemenway Wash sites. Wells yielding several hundred gallons per minute of water of acceptable chemical quality can be developed at these sites. (USGS)

Laney, R. L.

1981-01-01

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Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network: Keeping Education in the Dark  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is creating a network of telescopes to be placed around the world providing 24/7 sky coverage of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. These telescopes will range in size from 0.4 m to 2.0 m and will be available for scientific and educational uses in both real-time and in a queue-scheduler. The educational uses of LCOGT will be primarily online through our website (http://www.lcogt.net) where there will be how-to guides, ideas for activities, opportunities for participating in research projects with our astronomers, full access to the public archive, as well as an online community built through forums and groups. Content will be visible to all, although registered users will have the ability to add resources, post on blogs and forums, comment and rate existing pages and resources, collaborate in world-wide projects, and much more. The current network includes the two 2.0 m Faulkes Telescopes on Haleakala, Maui and at Siding Spring, Australia. A 0.8 m telescope located at Sedgwick Reserve in the Santa Ynez Valley is nearly commissioned and will be used both for local outreach events as well as on the LCOGT network. The first pair of 0.4 m telescopes has been deployed to Maui and are enclosed inside the clamshell dome with Faulkes Telescope North (FTN), but still have some time to go before they are fully commissioned. The site in Chile is currently being prepped for three 1.0 m and two pairs of 0.4 m telescopes with the site in South Africa to follow shortly. Other sites include the Canary Islands, a site in North America, one in Asia, and another site in Australia. The 0.4 m telescopes will be deployed by pair and the 1.0 m telescopes will be deployed in groups of two or three, all with research-grade instrumentation.

Ross, R. J.

2011-09-01

401

Enzymatic Depilation of Animal Hide: Identification of Elastase (LasB) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa MCM B-327 as a Depilating Protease  

PubMed Central

Conventional leather processing involving depilation of animal hide by lime and sulphide treatment generates considerable amounts of chemical waste causing severe environmental pollution. Enzymatic depilation is an environmentally friendly process and has been considered to be a viable alternative to the chemical depilation process. We isolated an extracellular protease from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain MCM B-327 with high depilation activity using buffalo hide as a substrate. This 33 kDa protease generated a peptide mass fingerprint and de novo sequence that matched perfectly with LasB (elastase), of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In support of this data a lasB mutant of MCM B-327 strain lacked depilatory activity and failed to produce LasB. LasB heterologously over-produced and purified from Escherichia coli also exhibited high depilating activity. Moreover, reintroduction of the lasB gene to the P. aeruginosa lasB mutant via a knock-in strategy also successfully restored depilation activity thus confirming the role of LasB as the depilating enzyme.

Pandeeti, Emmanuel Vijay Paul; Pitchika, Gopi Krishna; Jotshi, Jyotsna; Nilegaonkar, Smita S.; Kanekar, Pradnya P.; Siddavattam, Dayananda

2011-01-01

402

Anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS) in sediments from the Gulf of Gda?sk (southern Baltic Sea, Poland) and its environmental implications.  

PubMed

Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is a group of anionic surfactants employed in the formulation of laundry and cleaning products, with a global production rate of 4 million metric tons. Sediments from the Polish coast of the southern Baltic Sea were collected at ten stations. Total LAS concentrations, measured by high-performance liquid chromatography, were between 0.04 and 0.72 mg LAS·kg(-1) dry weight. Highest LAS concentrations were found in suspended matter collected from the Vistula River, sediment collected close to the Vistula River mouth and from the Gda?sk Deep, known as the depositional area. With the obtained environmental LAS concentrations, a risk assessment for this surfactant has been carried out, based on publicly available acute and chronic toxicity data in target organisms. The results indicated that LAS could pose a low risk for the existing benthic community applying worst case scenario assessment. This is the first time that levels of LAS have been measured in environmental samples of the southern Baltic Sea. PMID:22006264

Hampel, Miriam; Mauffret, Aourell; Pazdro, Ksenia; Blasco, Julian

2012-10-01

403

Reconciling Scale Mismatch in Water Governance, Hydro-climatic Processes and Infrastructure Systems of Water Supply in Las Vegas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water resource systems are a classic example of a common pool resource due to the high cost of exclusion and the subtractability of the resource; for common pool resources, the performance of governance systems primarily depends on how well matched the institutional arrangements and rules are to the biophysical conditions and social norms. Changes in water governance, hydro-climatic processes and infrastructure systems occur on disparate temporal and spatial scales. A key challenge is the gap between current climate change model resolution, and the spatial and temporal scale of urban water supply decisions. This gap will lead to inappropriate management policies if not mediated through a carefully crafted decision making process. Traditional decision support and planning methods (DSPM) such as classical decision analysis are not equipped to deal with a non-static climate. While emerging methods such as decision scaling, robust decision making and real options are designed to deal with a changing climate, governance systems have evolved under the assumption of a static climate and it is not clear if these methods are well suited to the existing governance regime. In our study, these questions are contextualized by examining an urban water utility that has made significant changes in policy to adapt to changing conditions: the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) which serves metropolitan Las Vegas. Like most desert cities, Las Vegas exists because of water; the artesian springs of the Las Vegas Valley once provided an ample water supply for Native Americans, ranchers and later a small railroad city. However, population growth has increased demands far beyond local supplies. The area now depends on the Colorado River for the majority of its water supply. Natural climate variability with periodic droughts has further challenged water providers; projected climate changes and further population growth will exacerbate these challenges. Las Vegas is selected as a case study due to the combined challenges of population growth and climate change, common in the arid west, and due its cooperative institutional response to these challenges, unprecedented in the arid west. To begin to disentangle this question we have analyzed the institutional arrangements and rules which govern water decision making in the Las Vegas Valley and evaluated the existing DSPM used by the SNWA and partner utilities. Presented here are the preliminary results from an ongoing project.

Garcia, M. E.; Alarcon, T.; Portney, K.; Islam, S.

2013-12-01

404

Actin patch assembly proteins Las17p and Sla1p restrict cell wall growth to daughter cells and interact withcis-Golgi protein Kre6p  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cytoplasmic tail of Kre6p, a Golgi membrane protein involved in cell wall synthesis, interacts with the actin patch assembly components Las17p and Sla1p in a two-hybrid assay, and Kre6p co-immunoprecipitates with Las17p. Kre6p showed extensive co-localization with Och1p-containing cis-Golgi vesicles. The correct localization of Kre6p requires its cytoplasmic tail, Las17p, Sla1p and Vrp1p, suggesting that the cytoplasmic tail of

Huijuan Li; Howard Bussey

2002-01-01

405

Las Palmeras Molecular Dynamics: A flexible and modular molecular dynamics code  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las Palmeras Molecular Dynamics (LPMD) is a highly modular and extensible molecular dynamics (MD) code using interatomic potential functions. LPMD is able to perform equilibrium MD simulations of bulk crystalline solids, amorphous solids and liquids, as well as non-equilibrium MD (NEMD) simulations such as shock wave propagation, projectile impacts, cluster collisions, shearing, deformation under load, heat conduction, heterogeneous melting, among others, which involve unusual MD features like non-moving atoms and walls, unstoppable atoms with constant-velocity, and external forces like electric fields. LPMD is written in C++ as a compromise between efficiency and clarity of design, and its architecture is based on separate components or plug-ins, implemented as modules which are loaded on demand at runtime. The advantage of this architecture is the ability to completely link together the desired components involved in the simulation in different ways at runtime, using a user-friendly control file language which describes the simulation work-flow. As an added bonus, the plug-in API (Application Programming Interface) makes it possible to use the LPMD components to analyze data coming from other simulation packages, convert between input file formats, apply different transformations to saved MD atomic trajectories, and visualize dynamical processes either in real-time or as a post-processing step. Individual components, such as a new potential function, a new integrator, a new file format, new properties to calculate, new real-time visualizers, and even a new algorithm for handling neighbor lists can be easily coded, compiled and tested within LPMD by virtue of its object-oriented API, without the need to modify the rest of the code. LPMD includes already several pair potential functions such as Lennard-Jones, Morse, Buckingham, MCY and the harmonic potential, as well as embedded-atom model (EAM) functions such as the Sutton-Chen and Gupta potentials. Integrators to choose include Euler (if only for demonstration purposes), Verlet and Velocity Verlet, Leapfrog and Beeman, among others. Electrostatic forces are treated as another potential function, by default using the plug-in implementing the Ewald summation method. Program summaryProgram title: LPMD Catalogue identifier: AEHG_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEHG_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: GNU General Public License version 3 No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 509 490 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 6 814 754 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C++ Computer: 32-bit and 64-bit workstation Operating system: UNIX RAM: Minimum 1024 bytes Classification: 7.7 External routines: zlib, OpenGL Nature of problem: Study of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics of condensed matter systems, as well as kinetics of non-equilibrium processes in the same systems. Solution method: Equilibrium and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics method, Monte Carlo methods. Restrictions: Rigid molecules are not supported. Polarizable atoms and chemical bonds (proteins) either. Unusual features: The program is able to change the temperature of the simulation cell, the pressure, cut regions of the cell, color the atoms by properties, even during the simulation. It is also possible to fix the positions and/or velocity of groups of atoms. Visualization of atoms and some physical properties during the simulation. Additional comments: The program does not only perform molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, it is also able to filter and manipulate atomic configurations, read and write different file formats, convert between them, evaluate different structural and dynamical properties. Running time: 50 seconds on a 1000-step simulation of 4000 argon atoms, running on a single 2.67 GHz Intel processor.

Davis, Sergio; Loyola, Claudia; González, Felipe; Peralta, Joaquín

2010-12-01

406

Assessment of Residential Biomass Burning During Winter in Las Vegas, Nevada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Concentrations of organic matter (OM) and black carbon (BC) were measured at a site in a residential area of Las Vegas, Nevada, and multiple analytical methods were used to determine the amounts attributable to biomass burning. In January 2008, measurements of a wood burning tracer, levoglucosan, were made via gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (n=17). In addition, an Aerodyne High Resolution Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (HR-AMS) measured OM and C2H4O2+, a levoglucosan-derived fragment. During 2007 and 2008, two-channel Aethalometer data were also collected; the difference between the 370 nm and 880 nm channels (UV-BC difference) was used to indicate the presence of wood smoke. Concentrations of OM, BC, C2H4O2+, and levoglucosan, as well as the UV-BC difference, were all highest during the evening hours (generally between 1800 and 0000 LST). Average OM concentrations were 3.3 ?g/m3 during January but were 6.9 ?g/m3 during the overnight hours (between 1700 and 0000 LST). Median levoglucosan concentrations were 0.14 ?g/m3. The correlation of levoglucosan with C2H4O2+ was very high (r2=0.92). During the evening hours, correlation between BC and C2H4O2+ was good (r2=0.79); however, correlation was poor during other hours (r2<0.40), suggesting that other emissions such as mobile-source emissions were likely the dominant source of BC during those hours. C2H4O2+ showed modest correlation with UV-BC (e.g., r2=0.45). Using EPA's positive matrix factorization tool, EPA PMF, on the January HR-AMS data, we determined that biomass burning organic aerosol (BBOA) constituted 12% of the OM on average, but about 25% of the OM during evening hours. BBOA correlated well with levoglucosan (r2=0.82) and C2H4O2+ (r2=0.93). Levoglucosan measurements suggested that wood burning could constitute 38% of the OM during the overnight periods on average, although this number greatly depends on the assumed ratio of levoglucosan to OM in a source profile for residential biomass burning. The particle size distributions of mass for OM and m/z 60 (which includes other ions but is dominated by C2H4O2+) were quite broad, peaking between 100 nm and 450 nm for m/z 60 and between 200 nm and 450 nm for OM, suggesting relatively fresh aerosol. H/C ratios were highest (typically 1.57) and O/C ratios were lowest (typically 0.25) during evening hours, and the OM/OC ratio was, on average, 1.47, also indicating very fresh aerosol. Using levoglucosan and AMS markers, we can separate residential biomass burning influences from other sources of carbonaceous aerosol in the area.

Brown, S. G.; Lee, T.; Olson, D.; Norris, G.; Roberts, P. T.; Collett, J. L.

2011-12-01

407

Abundancias químicas de las estrellas CP del grupo HgMn ? Leporis y 53 Tauri. II. Boro, Berilio, Carbono, Magnesio, Aluminio y Silicio  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Se determinan las abundancias químicas de los elementos más livianos presentes en dos estrellas CP del grupo HgMn, ? Lep y 53 Tau, utilizando espectros IUE de alta resolución y técnicas de cálculo de espectros sintéticos. Para el cálculo de las líneas se utiliza la lista mas completa de datos atómicos disponible y el programa SYNTHE. Para el cálculo de la abundancia de un elemento se comparan, para cada imagen, los perfiles observados del mayor número de líneas presentes con los perfiles calculados obtenidos por variación de las abundancias iniciales, reteniendo la abundancia para la cual el acuerdo entre las líneas observadas y calculadas es considerado visualmente el mejor. Los resultados obtenidos son comparados con los estimados por la teoría de la difusión.

López García, Z.; Malaroda, S. M.; Faraggiana, R.

408

Comportamiento del Helio en estrellas químicamente peculiares  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las estrellas químicamente peculiares (CP) se caracterizan por tener deficiencias y sobreabundancias de algunos elementos químicos de hasta 106 veces la abundancia solar. Además presentan variaciones en las líneas espectrales. Se piensa que ello se debe a que los campos magnéticos presentes en este tipo de estrellas son principalmente dipolares, con un eje de simetría diferente del eje de rotación. La distribución de los elementos sobreabundantes y deficientes no es homogénea sobre la superficie estelar y las variaciones observadas serían una consecuencia directa de la rotación estelar. Entre los elementos con abundancia anómala se encuentra el Helio, cuyas líneas tienen intensidades que no son consistentes con una abundancia normal, que no puede ser determinada del modo usual, o sea, considerando una atmósfera con composición solar. Con el fin de determinar la abundancia de este elemento, se inició un estudio de estrellas anómalas de Helio, Hew y He strong. Además se determinarán las abundancias de otros elementos anómalos como ser el Si, Cr, Mg, Mn y Fe. Las mismas se determinan del modo tradicional, o sea: a) medida de los anchos equivalentes de las líneas de los distintos elementos analizados; b) adopción de la temperatura efectiva, gravedad y abundancia del Helio; c) cálculo del modelo de atmósfera d) comparación con las observaciones y reinicio de un proceso iterativo hasta lograr un acuerdo entre todos los parámetros analizados. Las observaciones se llevaron a cabo en el Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito. Se observaron setenta y ocho estrellas anómalas de Helio. En este momento se está procediendo a calcular las abundancias correspondientes a los distintos elementos químicos. Para ello se hace uso de los modelos de Kurucz, ATLAS9. Los cálculos NLTE de las líneas de Helio se llevan a cabo con el programa MULTI y se compararán con los realizados con el programa WIDTH9 de Kurucz (LTE), con el objeto de resaltar la importancia de los efectos NLTE.

Malaroda, S. M.; López García, Z.; Leone, F.; Catalano, F.

409

Mapping surface mineralogy and scattering behavior using backscattered reflectance from a hyperspectral midinfrared airborne CO 2 laser system (MIRACO2LAS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Airborne, high-spectral resolution, thermal-infrared (TIR) MIRACO 2LAS reflectance data were evaluated for mapping surface mineralogy and scattering behavior for a variety of semi-arid, geological test sites in Australia. MIRACO2LAS is a rapidly tuned, airborne CO2 laser system that measures backscattered (bidirectional) reflectance at 100 wavelengths between 9.1 and 11.2 ?m for 2-m footprints in line profile mode. An operational methodology

Thomas J. Cudahy; Lewis B. Whitbourn; Philip M. Connor; Peter Mason; Richard N. Phillips

1999-01-01

410

The Managua Graben and Las Sierras-Masaya volcanic complex (Nicaragua); pull-apart localization by an intrusive complex: results from analogue modeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a well-documented association between pull-apart basins in strike-slip zones and large volcanic caldera complexes. Las Sierras-Masaya volcanic complex, Nicaragua, is a large basaltic lava and ignimbrite shield with nested calderas. The widest caldera is partly underlain by a large and dense intrusive complex, evidenced by a positive gravity anomaly. The Las Sierras Caldera, relating to this cumulate complex,

Guillaume Girard; Benjamin van Wyk de Vries

2005-01-01

411

Bioaccumulation and toxicity of 4-nonylphenol (4NP) and 4-(2-dodecyl)-benzene sulfonate (LAS) in Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaeta) and Chironomus riparius (Insecta)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discharge of surfactants, such as 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) and linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS), into water bodies leads to accumulation of the chemicals in the sediments and may thus pose a problem to benthic organisms. To study the bioaccumulation of surfactants, Oligochaeta worm Lumbriculus variegatus was exposed to sediment-spiked, [14C]-labeled 4-NP and 4-(2-dodecyl)-benzene sulfonate (C12-LAS) in three different sediments (S1–S3). The

K. Mäenpää; J. V. K. Kukkonen

2006-01-01

412

Laser Remote Measurements of atmospheric pollutants (Las-R-Map): UV-Visible Laser system description and data processing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laser radar more popularly known as LIDAR LIght Detection And Ranging is becoming one of the most powerful techniques for active remote sensing of the earth s atmosphere Around the globe several new lidar systems have been developed based on the scientific interest Particularly the DIfferential Absorption Lidar DIAL technique is only one which can provide the better accuracy of measuring atmospheric pollutants Using modern advanced techniques and instrumentation a mobile DIAL system called laser remote measurements of atmospheric pollutants hear after referred as Las-R-Map is designed at National Laser Centre NLC --Pretoria 25 r 45 prime S 28 r 17 prime E Las-R-Map is basically used for measuring atmospheric pollutants applying the principle of absorption by constituents The system designed primarily to focus on the following pollutant measurements such as SO 2 CH 4 CO 2 NO 2 and O 3 In future the system could be used to measure few particulate matter between 2 5 mu m and 10 mu m Benzene Hg 1 3-butadiene H 2 S HF and Volatile Organic Compounds VOC Las-R-map comprises of two different laser sources Alexandrite and CO 2 optical receiver data acquisition and signal processor It uses alexandrite laser in the UV-Visible region from 200 nm to 800 nm and CO 2 laser in the Far-IR region from 9 2 mu m to 10 8 mu m Such two different laser sources make feasibility for studying the wide range of atmospheric pollutants The present paper is focused on technical details

Sivakumar, V.; Wyk, H. V.

413

Discusión de las aproximaciones utilizadas en el estudio de la recombinación dielectrónica de los metales en envolturas estelares  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Se calcularon nuevos parámetros atómicos del MgI reemplazando los niveles de energía teóricos por los observados. Con ellos se calculó nuevamente el flujo originado en la Recombinación Dielectrónica (RD) del MgII y se comparó con resultados anteriores. Se evaluó también la posible influencia de diferentes fuentes de opacidad, en el flujo originado en la RD de los metales en atmósferas extendidas de estrellas tempranas. En particular, se calculó la profundidad óptica de las líneas de MgI para diferentes condiciones físicas del medio.

Cruzado, A.; di Rocco, H. O.; Ringuelet, A.

414

Hydrostratigraphic Framework of the Raton, Vermejo, and Trinidad Aquifers in the Raton Basin, Las Animas County, Colorado  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Exploration for and production of coalbed methane has increased substantially in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States since the 1990s. During 1999-2004, annual production of natural gas (coalbed methane) from the Raton Basin in Las Animas County, Colorado, increased from 28,129,515 to 80,224,130 thousand cubic feet, and the annual volume of ground water coproduced by coalbed methane wells increased from about 949 million gallons to about 2,879 million gallons. Better definition of the hydrostratigraphic framework of the Raton, Vermejo, and Trinidad aquifers in the Raton Basin of southern Colorado is needed to evaluate the long-term effects of coalbed methane development on the availability and sustainability of ground-water resources. In 2001, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, began a study to evaluate the hydrogeology of the Raton Basin in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, Colorado. Geostatistical methods were used to map the altitude of and depths to the bottoms and tops (structure) and the apparent thicknesses of the Trinidad Sandstone, the Vermejo Formation, and the Raton Formation in Las Animas County, based on completion reports and drillers' logs from about 1,400 coalbed methane wells in the Raton Basin. There was not enough subsurface control to map the structural surfaces and apparent thicknesses of the aquifers in Huerfano County. Geostatistical methods also were used to map the regional water table in the northern part of Las Animas County, based on reported depth to water from completion reports of water-supply wells. Although these maps were developed to better define the hydrostratigraphic framework, they also can be used to determine the contributing aquifer(s) of existing water wells and to estimate drilling depths of proposed water wells. These maps of the hydrostratigraphic framework could be improved with the addition of measured sections and mapping of geologic contacts at outcrops along the eastern and western margins of the Raton Basin.

Watts, Kenneth R.

2006-01-01

415

The emplacement of the granitic Las Tazas complex, northern Chile: the relationship between local and regional strain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Coastal batholith of northern Chile grew under transtensional-extensional conditions that prevailed along the Andean margin during the Mesozoic. The batholith hosts the Atacama Fault Zone, a major arc-parallel fault system which was characterised by sinistral transtensional shearing during the Early Cretaceous. The Las Tazas complex is a composite granitoid intrusion that was emplaced syntectonically along the Atacama Fault Zone at ˜130 Ma. Syntectonic emplacement is indicated by a consistent kinematic history between the complex and its wall rocks, together with synchronous crystallisation and shearing ages. In contrast to regional patterns, the Las Tazas complex was emplaced during a local change from vertical east-side-down to dextral transcurrent displacement along the fault zone. During intrusion, strain was partitioned between non-coaxial simple shearing within country-rock mylonites and a flattening strain across the crystallising complex. This combination indicates that the pluton was emplaced under temporary transpressive conditions that were localised around the pluton, probably induced by magma emplacement. Such a difference between local and regional strain suggests that emplacement-related structures should only be related to regional strain-states with great care.

Wilson, Jeff; Grocott, John

1999-11-01

416

An analysis of urban thermal characteristics and associated land cover in Tampa Bay and Las Vegas using Landsat satellite data  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Remote sensing data from both Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 systems were utilized to assess urban area thermal characteristics in Tampa Bay watershed of west-central Florida, and the Las Vegas valley of southern Nevada. To quantitatively determine urban land use extents and development densities, sub-pixel impervious surface areas were mapped for both areas. The urban-rural boundaries and urban development densities were defined by selecting certain imperviousness threshold values and Landsat thermal bands were used to investigate urban surface thermal patterns. Analysis results suggest that urban surface thermal characteristics and patterns can be identified through qualitatively based urban land use and development density data. Results show the urban area of the Tampa Bay watershed has a daytime heating effect (heat-source), whereas the urban surface in Las Vegas has a daytime cooling effect (heat-sink). These thermal effects strongly correlated with urban development densities where higher percent imperviousness is usually associated with higher surface temperature. Using vegetation canopy coverage information, the spatial and temporal distributions of urban impervious surface and associated thermal characteristics are demonstrated to be very useful sources in quantifying urban land use, development intensity, and urban thermal patterns. ?? 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Xian, G.; Crane, M.

2006-01-01

417

Assessment of the potential toxicity of a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) to freshwater animal life by means of cladoceran bioassays.  

PubMed

The acute and chronic toxic effects of LAS on the cladocerans Daphnia similis, Ceriodaphnia dubia and Ceriodaphnia silvestrii were tested. Both types of toxicity bioassays and the methods of culture and stock maintenance of the test organisms conformed to the recommendations of ABNT (Brazilian Society of Technical Standards), which closely follow the standard methods of USEPA. The results obtained for EC(50) (48 h) were: 14.17 mg L(-1) for D. similis, 11.84 mg L(-1) for C. dubia and 13.52 mg L(-1) for C. silvestrii. In the chronic toxicity tests performed on C. dubia and C. silvestrii, there was a significant decrease in the fecundity of the exposed animals; the value of NOEC for C. dubia and C. silvestrii were 1.00 mg L(-1) and 2.50 mg L(-1), respectively. Cladoceran bioassays provided evidence that LAS concentration as low as 1.00 mg L(-1) can damage invertebrate animal life in freshwaters, concentrations that can be found in many eutrophic rivers and reservoirs. PMID:20091119

Coelho, Katiuscia da Silva; Rocha, Odete

2010-04-01

418

Detection, Size, Measurement, and Structural Analysis Limits for the 2MASS, UKIDSS-LAS, and VISTA VIKING Surveys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 2MASS, UKIDSS-LAS, and VISTA VIKING surveys have all now observed the GAMA 9hr region in the Ks band. Here we compare the detection rates, photometry, basic size measurements, and single-component GALFIT structural measurements for a sample of 37 591 galaxies. We explore the sensitivity limits where the data agree for a variety of issues including: detection, star-galaxy separation, photometric measurements, size and ellipticity measurements, and Sérsic measurements. We find that 2MASS fails to detect at least 20% of the galaxy population within all magnitude bins, however for those that are detected we find photometry is robust (± 0.2 mag) to 14.7 AB mag and star-galaxy separation to 14.8 AB mag. For UKIDSS-LAS we find incompleteness starts to enter at a flux limit of 18.9 AB mag, star-galaxy separation is robust to 16.3 AB mag, and structural measurements are robust to 17.7 AB mag. VISTA VIKING data are complete to approximately 20.0 AB mag and structural measurements appear robust to 18.8 AB mag.

Andrews, Stephen K.; Kelvin, Lee S.; Driver, Simon P.; Robotham, Aaron S. G.

2014-01-01

419

Inhibitor profiling of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence factor LasB using N-alpha mercaptoamide template-based inhibitors.  

PubMed

We report on the synthesis and biological evaluation of a focussed library of N-alpha mercaptoamide containing dipeptides as inhibitors of the zinc metallopeptidase Pseudomonas aeruginosa elastase (LasB, EC 3.4.24.26). The aim of the study was to derive an inhibitor profile for LasB with regard to mapping the S'1 binding site of the enzyme. Consequently, a focussed library of 160 members has been synthesised, using standard Fmoc-solid phase methods (on a Rink-amide resin), in which a subset of amino acids including examples of those with basic (Lys, Arg), aromatic (Phe, Trp), large aliphatic (Val, Leu) and acidic (Asp, Glu) side-chains populated the P'2 position of the inhibitor sequence and all 20 natural amino acids were incorporated, in turn, at the P'1 position. The study has revealed a preference for aromatic and/or large aliphatic amino acids at P'1 and a distinct bias against acidic residues at P'2. Ten inhibitor sequences were discovered that exhibited sub to low micromolar Ki values. PMID:19773163

Cathcart, George R; Gilmore, Brendan F; Greer, Brett; Harriott, Pat; Walker, Brian

2009-11-01

420

2LAs, 3LAs, and the enterprise  

SciTech Connect

This article is about new things that engineers, facility managers and automation system operators need to learn about and understand when it comes to integrating information throughout an enterprise. The goal is to help one better understand the connection between building systems and building intelligence. The authors set the foundation with an overview of the latest concept in network communications, enterprise computing. Because any new technology spawns a number of acronyms, they`ll also investigate new two-, three-, four- and five-letter acronyms that directly affect the changing role of the building automation system (BAS) as it becomes an integral, contributing part of the business. In each case, one or more Internet URLs will be provided for more information.

Hoffmann, T.

1998-01-01

421

Novel Inhibitors of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Factor LasB: a Potential Therapeutic Approach for the Attenuation of Virulence Mechanisms in Pseudomonal Infection?†§  

PubMed Central

Pseudomonas elastase (LasB), a metalloprotease virulence factor, is known to play a pivotal role in pseudomonal infection. LasB is secreted at the site of infection, where it exerts a proteolytic action that spans from broad tissue destruction to subtle action on components of the host immune system. The former enhances invasiveness by liberating nutrients for continued growth, while the latter exerts an immunomodulatory effect, manipulating the normal immune response. In addition to the extracellular effects of secreted LasB, it also acts within the bacterial cell to trigger the intracellular pathway that initiates growth as a bacterial biofilm. The key role of LasB in pseudomonal virulence makes it a potential target for the development of an inhibitor as an antimicrobial agent. The concept of inhibition of virulence is a recently established antimicrobial strategy, and such agents have been termed “second-generation” antibiotics. This approach holds promise in that it seeks to attenuate virulence processes without bactericidal action and, hence, without selection pressure for the emergence of resistant strains. A potent inhibitor of LasB, N-mercaptoacetyl-Phe-Tyr-amide (Ki = 41 nM) has been developed, and its ability to block these virulence processes has been assessed. It has been demonstrated that thes compound can completely block the action of LasB on protein targets that are instrumental in biofilm formation and immunomodulation. The novel LasB inhibitor has also been employed in bacterial-cell-based assays, to reduce the growth of pseudomonal biofilms, and to eradicate biofilm completely when used in combination with conventional antibiotics.

Cathcart, George R. A.; Quinn, Derek; Greer, Brett; Harriott, Pat; Lynas, John F.; Gilmore, Brendan F.; Walker, Brian

2011-01-01

422

Novel inhibitors of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence factor LasB: a potential therapeutic approach for the attenuation of virulence mechanisms in pseudomonal infection.  

PubMed

Pseudomonas elastase (LasB), a metalloprotease virulence factor, is known to play a pivotal role in pseudomonal infection. LasB is secreted at the site of infection, where it exerts a proteolytic action that spans from broad tissue destruction to subtle action on components of the host immune system. The former enhances invasiveness by liberating nutrients for continued growth, while the latter exerts an immunomodulatory effect, manipulating the normal immune response. In addition to the extracellular effects of secreted LasB, it also acts within the bacterial cell to trigger the intracellular pathway that initiates growth as a bacterial biofilm. The key role of LasB in pseudomonal virulence makes it a potential target for the development of an inhibitor as an antimicrobial agent. The concept of inhibition of virulence is a recently established antimicrobial strategy, and such agents have been termed "second-generation" antibiotics. This approach holds promise in that it seeks to attenuate virulence processes without bactericidal action and, hence, without selection pressure for the emergence of resistant strains. A potent inhibitor of LasB, N-mercaptoacetyl-Phe-Tyr-amide (K(i) = 41 nM) has been developed, and its ability to block these virulence processes has been assessed. It has been demonstrated that thes compound can completely block the action of LasB on protein targets that are instrumental in biofilm formation and immunomodulation. The novel LasB inhibitor has also been employed in bacterial-cell-based assays, to reduce the growth of pseudomonal biofilms, and to eradicate biofilm completely when used in combination with conventional antibiotics. PMID:21444693

Cathcart, George R A; Quinn, Derek; Greer, Brett; Harriott, Pat; Lynas, John F; Gilmore, Brendan F; Walker, Brian

2011-06-01

423

Luminescent reporters and their applications for the characterization of signals and signal-mimics that alter LasR-mediated quorum sensing.  

PubMed

In many pathogenic bacteria, quorum sensing (QS) controls expression of genes that are involved in virulence, production and resistance to antibiotics, formation and maintenance of microbial multicellular consortia on biotic and abiotic surfaces of medical and industrial importance. N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHL) are the best characterized quorum sensing signals in Gram-negative bacteria. Interference with AHL-mediated QS, therefore, is considered an attractive strategy for controlling virulence in pathogens. The search for AHL signals and their mimics has been facilitated by the development of sensitive bioassays, in which QS reporters luminesce in response to AHL signals. These bioassays have already led to the identification of dozens of compounds with QS modulating activities. The characterization of the mode of action of QS signals and their mimics requires follow-up biochemical studies. Here, we describe a set of luminescent reporters, which could be used in high, medium or low throughput format, for the discovery and validation of agonists or antagonists of the Las QS system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These nearly isogenic reporters contain truncations or point mutations in the AHL binding domain of the AHL receptor LasR, as well as mutations in the promoter for the gene encoding LasI AHL synthase. We also developed reporters for documenting the regulation of lasI and lasR promoters. The use of these reporters significantly streamlines identification and characterization of the Las QS signal agonists and antagonists prior to biochemical experiments. To test the usefulness of these reporters, we carried out bioassays with patulin, a known inhibitor of Las QS. PMID:21031308

Alagely, Ali; Rajamani, Sathish; Teplitski, Max

2011-01-01

424

Evolución de estrellas de Helio  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Podríamos identificar a las estrellas de helio con estrellas Wolf-Rayet (WR) que han perdido su envoltura rica en hidrógeno ya sea porque las mismas pertenecen a sistemas binarios o a través de fuertes vientos estelares. Las WR representan una etapa evolucionaria normal de las estrellas masivas, cuya pérdida de masa es >= 3 × 10-5Msolar/yr y la cual es sufrida por la estrella en un tiempo de escala mucho menor que el tiempo en que se produce la quema del He. Esto garantiza la ``homogeneidad'' de las estrellas de helio para nuestros modelos. Este tipo de estrellas serían posibles progenitores de SN tipo Ib y Ic. Aquí presentamos un estudio sobre la evolución de estrellas de helio a partir de la secuencia principal de helio, pasando por el flash de carbono, hasta agotarlo en la región central; como así también la dependencia con la variable masa y con la pérdida de la misma para distintos tipos de masas. Para tal fin hemos utilizado un código de evolución estelar completo que realiza todas las reacciones de Fowler en forma simultánea. También se han tenido en cuenta los procesos de mezcla convectiva, los principales mecanismos de emisión de neutrinos y los efectos de la pérdida de masa. Las opacidades utilizadas fueron las de Rogers & Iglesias (1992). Debido a la pérdida de masa en este tipo de estrellas, hemos encontrado que los perfiles convectivos, la composición química, las condiciones centrales de temperatura y presión, luminosidad y temperatura efectiva dependen en forma esencial de la velocidad de pérdida de masa adoptada, lo que tendría profundas implicaciones en la evolución posterior de estos objetos.

Panei, J. A.; Benvenuto, O. G.; Althaus, L. G.

425

Efeito do nível de concentrado sobre o peso dos órgãos internos e do conteúdo gastrintestinal de bovinos Nelore não-castrados  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - O efeito de cinco níveis de concentrado na dieta foi avaliado sobre o conteúdo do trato gastrintestinal e o peso dos órgãos internos e dos compartimentos gastrintestinais de bovinos Nelore não-castrados. Vinte e cinco animais com peso médio de 330 kg e idade média de 20 meses foram distribuídos, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em cinco tratamentos com diferentes

Antonia Sherlânea Chaves Véras; Sebastião de Campos Valadares Filho; José Fernando Coelho da Silva; Mário Fonseca Paulino; Paulo Roberto Cecon; Rilene Ferreira Diniz Valadares; Marcelo de Andrade Ferreira; Cristina Maria Sá Fontes

2001-01-01

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Water-quality data for the Rio Grande between Picacho Bridge near Las Cruces and Calle del Norte Bridge near Mesilla, New Mexico, 1996-97  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The City of Las Cruces is concerned about water quality in a reach of the Rio Grande that receives outfall from the City of Las Cruces wastewater-treatment plant. Water-quality samples were collected from the Rio Grande at Picacho Bridge near Las Cruces, New Mexico; from the sampling site at the City of Las Cruces wastewater-treatment plant; and from the Rio Grande at Calle del Norte Bridge near Mesilla, New Mexico. The samples were collected on 12 days from August 6, 1996, to February 28, 1997, and were analyzed for a suite of dissolved and total constituents including trace metals. Instantaneous stream discharge was measured concurrently with collection of the Rio Grande samples. At the wastewater- treatment plant, the City of Las Cruces provided instantaneous discharge rates concurrent with sampling. Quality-control measures used in this study to ensure analytical accuracy included replicate sampling, replicate analysis of split samples, ambient blanks, equipment blanks, and analysis of standard reference water samples.

Huff, G. F.

1998-01-01

427

Log ASCII Standard (LAS) Files for Geophysical Wireline Well Logs and Their Application to Geologic Cross Sections Through the Central Appalachian Basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) uses geophysical wireline well logs for a variety of purposes, including stratigraphic correlation (Hettinger, 2001, Ryder, 2002), petroleum reservoir analyses (Nelson and Bird, 2005), aquifer studies (Balch, 1988), and synthetic seismic profiles (Kulander and Ryder, 2005). Commonly, well logs are easier to visualize, manipulate, and interpret when available in a digital format. In recent geologic cross sections E-E' and D-D', constructed through the central Appalachian basin (Ryder, Swezey, and others, in press; Ryder, Crangle, and others, in press), gamma ray well log traces and lithologic logs were used to correlate key stratigraphic intervals (Fig. 1). The stratigraphy and structure of the cross sections are illustrated through the use of graphical software applications (e.g., Adobe Illustrator). The gamma ray traces were digitized in Neuralog (proprietary software) from paper well logs and converted to a Log ASCII Standard (LAS) format. Once converted, the LAS files were transformed to images through an LAS-reader application (e.g., GeoGraphix Prizm) and then overlain in positions adjacent to well locations, used for stratigraphic control, on each cross section. This report summarizes the procedures used to convert paper logs to a digital LAS format using a third-party software application, Neuralog. Included in this report are LAS files for sixteen wells used in geologic cross section E-E' (Table 1) and thirteen wells used in geologic cross section D-D' (Table 2).

Crangle, Robert D., Jr.

2007-01-01

428

Spatial Statistics of the Clark County Parcel Map, Trial Geotechnical Models, and Effects on Ground Motions in Las Vegas Valley  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When deterministically modeling the propagation of seismic waves, shallow shear-wave velocity plays a crucial role in predicting shaking effects such as peak ground velocity (PGV). The Clark County Parcel Map provides us with a data set of geotechnical velocities in Las Vegas Valley, at an unprecedented level of detail. Las Vegas Valley is a basin with similar geologic properties to some areas of Southern California. We analyze elementary spatial statistical properties of the Parcel Map, along with calculating its spatial variability. We then investigate these spatial statistics from the PGV results computed from two geotechnical models that incorporate the Parcel Map as parameters. Plotting a histogram of the Parcel Map 30-meter depth-averaged shear velocity (Vs30) values shows the data to approximately fit a bimodal normal distribution with ?1 = 400 m/s, ?1 = 76 m/s, ?2 = 790 m/s, ?2 = 149 m/s, and p = 0.49., where ? is the mean, ? is standard deviation, and p is the probability mixing factor for the bimodal distribution. Based on plots of spatial power spectra, the Parcel Map appears to be fractal over the second and third decades, in kilometers. The spatial spectra possess the same fractal dimension in the N-S and the E-W directions, indicating isotropic scale invariance. We configured finite-difference wave propagation models at 0.5 Hz with LLNL's E3D code, utilizing the Parcel Map as input parameters to compute a PGV data set from a scenario earthquake (Black Hills M6.5). The resulting PGV is fractal over the same spatial frequencies as the Vs30 data sets associated with their respective models. The fractal dimension is systematically lower in all of the PGV maps as opposed to the Vs30 maps, showing that the PGV maps are richer in higher spatial frequencies. This is potentially caused by a lens focusing effects on seismic waves due to spatial heterogeneity in site conditions.

Savran, W. H.; Louie, J. N.; Pullammanappallil, S.; Pancha, A.

2011-12-01

429

Simulation of unsaturated flow and solute transport at the Las Cruces trench site using the PORFLO-3 computer code  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this work was to test the ability of the PORFLO-3 computer code to simulate water infiltration and solute transport in dry soils. Data from a field-scale unsaturated zone flow and transport experiment, conducted near Las Cruces, New Mexico, were used for model validation. A spatial moment analysis was used to provide a quantitative basis for comparing the mean simulated and observed flow behavior. The scope of this work was limited to two-dimensional simulations of the second experiment at the Las Cruces trench site. Three simulation cases are presented. The first case represents a uniform soil profile, with homogeneous, isotropic hydraulic and transport properties. The second and third cases represent single stochastic realizations of randomly heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity fields, generated from the cumulative probability distribution of the measured data. Two-dimensional simulations produced water content changes that matched the observed data reasonably well. Models that explicitly incorporated heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity fields reproduced the characteristics of the observed data somewhat better than a uniform, homogeneous model. Improved predictions of water content changes at specific spatial locations were obtained by adjusting the soil hydraulic properties. The results of this study should only be considered a qualitative validation of the PORFLO-3 code. However, the results of this study demonstrate the importance of site-specific data for model calibration. Applications of the code for waste management and remediation activities will require site-specific data for model calibration before defensible predictions of unsaturated flow and containment transport can be made. 23 refs., 16 figs., 3 tabs.

Rockhold, M.L.; Wurstner, S.K.

1991-03-01

430

An Intensity-Modulated CW LAS System for Application to ASCENDS: Overview of Development, Testing, and Evaluation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the development of a capability for the NASA Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (ASCENDS) mission NASA Langley Langley Research Center (LaRC) and ITT EXELIS are collaborating to develop and demonstrate an approach for measuring column CO2 from space. A Multi-Functional Fiber Laser Lidar (MFLL), a laser absorption spectrometer (LAS) system has been used to demonstrate high precision column CO2 measurements from aircraft platforms. MFLL operates near the 1.57 micron region using an intensity modulated CW LAS system. High precision column CO2 measurements have been demonstrated over several land and ocean surfaces under a variety of atmospheric conditions, and also demonstrated insensitivity to variations in surface reflectivity and altitude. Encoded modulation schemes have been used to minimize the influence of thin clouds on column CO2 measurements. We present examples of these measurements from past flight campaigns, and developments are presented on models to predict the precision and accuracy of these measurements as determined from ground-based range testing at LaRC during July-August 2012. We present a summary of results from testing of the MFLL from the ground using various targets at a distance of 860 m. During these tests measurements are made using well characterized ground targets, controlled background conditions, and a variety of intermediate range, partially reflecting and light attenuating targets that are used as simulants for thin clouds. A variety of modulation schemes are being tested to discriminate against cloud interferences and for evaluating precise ranging capability. Profiles of CO2, relative humidity (RH), pressure, and temperature along the range are being made to validate the CO2 column measurements. These ground-based measurements are valuable to validate models for predicting the precision and accuracy of these measurements, interpretation of measurements from aircraft by the MFLL, and projecting the capability to space.

Ismail, S.; Harrison, F. W.; Dobler, J. T.; Browell, E. V.; Nehrir, A. R.; Lin, B.; Meadows, B.; Vanek, M. D.; Kooi, S. A.; Collins, J. E.; Refaat, T. F.; Yang, M. M.; Choi, Y.; DiJoseph, M.

2012-12-01

431

Heavy Metal Contamination and Salt Efflorescence Associated With Decorative Landscaping Rocks, Las Vegas, Nevada: The Need for Regulations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Faced with water restrictions, decorative rock xeroscaping has become a very popular form of landscaping. Currently, there are no regulations controlling the geochemistry of the decorative rocks that can be used for these purposes. In this study, we examined three sites containing two different decorative rock products. The landscaping rocks, underlying soil, and surface salt crusts were analyzed to determine their mineralogy and chemistry. Methods of analysis include scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP), thin section analysis, and laser particle size analysis (LPSA). Preliminary results indicate the presence of halite (NaCl), bloedite (Na2Mg(SO4)2 4H2O), a hydrated magnesium sulfate, and possibly copper sulfate and copper chloride mineral phases in the surface salt crusts. Both copper minerals are regarded as hazardous substances by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); these agencies have established minimum exposure limits for human contact with these substances. Copper sulfate and copper chloride are not naturally occurring minerals in the soils of the Las Vegas Valley, and analyses indicate that their formation may be attributed to the mineralogy of the decorative landscaping rocks. Further testing is needed to characterize this potential health hazard; however the preliminary results of this study demonstrate the need for regulations controlling the geochemistry of decorative rocks used for urban landscaping.

Mrozek, S. A.; Buck, B. J.; Brock, A. L.

2004-12-01

432

Ternary lanthanum sulfide selenides ?-LaS 2- xSe x (0< x<2) with mixed dichalcogenide anions X22- ( X=S, Se)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mixed lanthanum sulfide selenides LaS 2- xSe x (0< x<2) were obtained by metathesis reactions starting from anhydrous lanthanum chloride and alkali metal polychalcogenides. The LaS 2- xSe x compounds crystallize in space group P2 1/ a, no. 14, and adopt the ?- LnS 2 ( Ln=Y, La-Lu ) structure type with a pronounced site preference for the chalcogen atoms. The mixed chalcogenides form a complete miscible series with lattice parameters a=820-849 pm, b=413-425 pm and c=822-857 pm ( ??90°) following Vegard's rule. Raman signals indicate the presence of mixed X22- dianions, a species rarely evidenced in literature, besides the well known anions S 22- and Se 22-. The band gaps of the LaS 2- xSe x compounds, determined by optical spectroscopy, decrease nearly linearly with increasing amount of selenium.

Bartsch, Christian; Doert, Thomas

2012-01-01

433

Log ASCII Standard (LAS) Files for Geophysical (Gamma Ray) Wireline Well Logs and Their Application to Geologic Cross Section C-C' Through the Central Appalachian Basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) regional geologic cross section C-C' (Ryder and others, 2008) displays key stratigraphic intervals in the central Appalachian basin. For this cross section, strata were correlated by using descriptions of well cuttings and gamma ray well log traces. This report summarizes the procedures used to convert gamma ray curves on paper well logs to the digital Log ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) Standard (LAS) format using the third-party software application Neuralog. The procedures could be used with other geophysical wireline logs also. The creation of digital LAS files from paper well logs by using Neuralog is very helpful, especially when dealing with older logs with limited or nonexistent digital data. The LAS files from the gamma ray logs of 11 wells used to construct cross section C-C' are included in this report. They may be downloaded from the index page as a single ZIP file.

Trippi, Michael H.; Crangle, Robert D., Jr.

2009-01-01

434

Effects of Changes in EEC Currency Exchange Rates on Prices, Production, and Trade of Agricultural Commodities in the Community (Effets des modifications des taux de change au sein de la CEE sur les prix, la production et le commerce des produits agricoles dans la Communauté) (Efectos de las modificaciones de los tipos de cambio de las monedas de los países de el Comunidad Económica Europea en los precios, la producción y el comercio de productos agrícolas de la Comunidad)  

Microsoft Academic Search

L'auteur examine les effets probables des modifications des taux de change sur le niveau des prix, la production et le commerce des produits agricoles dans la Communauté économique européenne antérieurement à la mise en oeuvre des mesures officielles spécifiquement conçues pour arrêter ou atténuer ces effets. Il s'efforce, en particulier, de montrer dans quelle mesure les ajustements de prix, de

H. Vittas

1972-01-01

435

The WASP\\/Las17p-interacting protein Bzz1p functions with Myo5p in an early stage of endocytosis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary.  The formation of actin filaments is crucial for endocytosis and other interrelated cellular phenomena such as motility, polarized\\u000a morphogenesis, and cytokinesis. In this paper we have investigated the role of the WASP\\/Las17-interacting protein Bzz1p in\\u000a endocytosis and trafficking to the vacuole. We and others have recently shown that Bzz1p is an actin patch protein that interacts\\u000a directly with Las17p via

A. Soulard; S. Friant; C. Fitterer; C. Orange; G. Kaneva; G. Mirey; B. Winsor

2005-01-01

436

The Forward Exchange Market and the Effects of Domestic and External Disturbances under Alternative Exchange Rate Systems (Le marché des changes à terme et l'incidence des perturbations intérieures et extérieures sous différents régimes de taux de change) (El mercado de divisas a plazo y los efectos de las perturbaciones internas y externas bajo distintos sistemas de tipos de cambio)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Les auteurs de la présente étude intègrent dans un modèle macro-économique d'une économie ouverte le marché des changes à terme et les anticipations des spéculateurs en ce qui concerne le futur taux de change au comptant. Ils examinent l'incidence d'un certain nombre de perturbations exogènes sur le revenu, les taux d'intérêt, les taux de change et les réserves de la

Victor Argy; Michael G. Porter

1972-01-01

437

Cómo hacer frente al cáncer: cuidados médicos de apoyo y cuidados paliativos  

Cancer.gov

Formas de controlar los efectos físicos y psicológicos del cáncer y del tratamiento en los pacientes y sus familias, así como los efectos en la calidad de vida. También se incluye información sobre servicios de salud, ayuda económica y seguro médico.

438

Integrating Collaboration, Adaptive Management, and Scenario-Planning to Address Rapid Change: Experiences at Las Cienegas National Conservation Area  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is growing recognition that public lands cannot be managed as islands; rather, land management must address the ecological, social, and temporal complexity that often spans jurisdictions and traditional planning horizons. Collaborative decision-making and adaptive management (CAM) have been promoted as methods to reconcile competing societal demands and respond to complex ecosystem dynamics. We present the experiences of land managers and stakeholders in using CAM at Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA), a highly valued site under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The CAM process at Las Cienegas is marked by strong stakeholder engagement, with four core elements: 1) shared watershed goals with measurable resource objectives; 2) mechanisms to incorporate new information into decision-making; 3) efforts to make information increasingly relevant and reliable; and 4) shared learning to improve both the process and management actions. The combination of stakeholder engagement and adaptive management has led to agreement on contentious issues, more innovative solutions, and more effective land management. Yet the region is now experiencing rapid changes outside managers' control—including climate change, human population growth, and reduced federal budgets—with large but unpredictable impacts on natural resources. While CAM experience provides a strong foundation for making the difficult and contentious management decisions that such changes are likely to require, neither collaboration nor adaptive management provides a sufficient structure for addressing uncontrollable and unpredictable change. As a result, LCNCA is exploring two specific modifications to CAM that may better address emerging challenges, including: 1) Creating nested resource objectives to distinguish between those objectives which may be crucial from those which may hinder a flexible response to climate change, and 2) Incorporating scenario planning into CAM to explore how climate change may interact with other drivers and alter options for the future, to identify robust management, and to prioritize ecological monitoring efforts. The experiences at LCNCA demonstrate how collaboration and adaptive management can be used to improve social and environmental outcomes and, with a few modifications, may help address the complexity and change that threatens to overwhelm even the best efforts to sustain public lands.

Caves, J. K.; Bodner, G.; Simms, K.; Fisher, L.; Robertson, T.

2012-12-01

439

Characterization of the Sediment Routing System of the Argentine Las Peñas Thrust From ASTER Imagery Interpretation and DEM Terrain Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In an arid region north of Mendoza, Argentina active structures of the Precordilleran fold and thrust belt control sedimentation in the proximal Andean foreland basin. Initiation of new thrust faults and along-strike growth of fault-propagation folds drives uplift of hanging-wall source areas. Drainage basin initiation and development in the Las Peñas thrust hanging-wall triggers erosion of sediment, controlling transport and depositional mechanisms in the associated alluvial fan system. Alluvial fans are classified as either sheetflood or debris-flow fans based on the areally dominant process responsible for producing the sediment wedge as recorded in the surface character and morphology of the fans. Traditionally, information about these systems has been directly measured using manual methods such as ground surveying and visible image interpretation. This study implements remote sensing with ASTER spectral data and derived topographic data to characterize both fan surfaces and drainage basins. AST14DMO data include fourteen ASTER Level-1B calibrated nadir looking radiance bands at 15-m (VNIR), 30-m (SWIR) and 90-m (TIR) resolution. AST14DMO also includes the ASTER 30-m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived from stereoscopic data from the VNIR sensor. These bands were used in rule-based classification implemented in statistical software. The classification was used for mapping and measuring the patterns and spectral characteristics of fan surfaces. TIR and VNIR explanatory variables in decision trees highlighted differences in fan environmental variables including soil conditions, sediment size, and vegetation (moisture, roughness, and composition) indicative of process and rate of deposition on alluvial fans. Terrain Analysis conducted with the ASTER 30-m DEM focused on morphology of the drainage basin sector of the sediment routing system. Drainage basin characteristics including areal extent, slope, aspect, hypsometric curves, and bedrock geology were identified and compared. The information was used to interpret transport and depositional mechanisms within the system, as well as identify source materials and possible ranges of fluid-sediment concentrations for each basin. The geometry of the developing Las Peñas thrust controls attributes of both drainage basin source areas, and alluvial fan depositional environments as shown by their variation along the fault. The techniques and setting of this study inform interpretations of processes active in modern systems that are applicable to ancient systems on Earth and elsewhere.

Abrahamson, I. S.; Schmitt, J.

2009-12-01

440

Determinantes de las visitas a los parques y jardines urbanos: aplicación de un modelo de gravedad\\/Determinants of the Visits to Urban Parks: A Gravity Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo que se presenta pretende modelizar el comportamiento de los ciudadanos en sus visitas a los parques y jardines de las ciudades. Para ello se utiliza una herramienta desarrollada en otras áreas de la economía, pero inédita en el campo de la recreación en zonas verdes urbanas. En concreto se aplica la \\

P. DE FRUTOS MADRAZO

2004-01-01

441

Summary of chemical data from onsite and laboratory analyses of groundwater samples from the surficial aquifer, Las Vegas, Nevada, April and August 1993 and September 1994  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Samples were collected from groundwater wells in and about the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, and were analyzed for selected major, minor and trace constituents. Analyses of blank and reference samples are summarized as mean and standard deviation values for all positive results.

Reddy, Michael M.; Gunther, Charmaine D.

2012-01-01

442

IR Characterization of BiPropellant Reaction Control Engines During Auxiliary Propulsion Systems Tests at NASA's White Sands Test Facility In Las Cruces, New Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the application of a FLIR Systems A40M infrared (IR) digital camera for thermal monitoring of a Liquid Oxygen (LOX) and Ethanol bi-propellant Reaction Control Engine (RCE) during Auxiliary Propulsion System (APS) testing at the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's (NASA) White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Typically, NASA has relied mostly on the

Elizabeth Holleman

443

Toxicity and possible food-chain effects of copper, dimethoate and a detergent (LAS) on a centipede ( Lithobius mutabilis) and its prey ( Musca domestica)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Toxicity of copper (Cu) and two biodegradable chemicals—an insecticide (dimethoate) and a detergent (LAS), was tested on a common forest litter invertebrate carnivore Lithobius mutabilis and its prey, Musca domestica. The chemicals were mixed into artificial food medium for housefly larvae, and the centipedes were kept on contaminated OECD soil and fed contaminated larvae. The concentrations of chemicals were selected

Paulina Kramarz; Ryszard Laskowski

1999-01-01

444

Six month progress report on the Waste Package Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, July 1991--January 1992: Management, quality assurance and overview  

SciTech Connect

The progress of the waste package project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was the subject of this report. It covered aspects of management and quality assurance, container design, application of ASME Pressure Vessel Codes, structural analysis of containers, design of rock tunnels for storage, and heat transfer phenomena. (MB)

Ladkany, S.G.

1991-01-01

445

Six month progress report on the Waste Package Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, July 1991--January 1992: Management, quality assurance and overview  

SciTech Connect

The progress of the waste package project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas was the subject of this report. It covered aspects of management and quality assurance, container design, application of ASME Pressure Vessel Codes, structural analysis of containers, design of rock tunnels for storage, and heat transfer phenomena. (MB)

Ladkany, S.G.

1991-12-31

446

Una nueva especie de Euglena (Euglenozoa: Euglenales) aislada de ambientes extremófilos en las Pailas de Barro del Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new species of euglena isolated from a hot and acid mud pool located in Las Pailas de Barro, Volcán Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica is described. This species inhabits hot and acid environments. Euglena pailasen- sis sp. nov. main features are: the absence of flagella, the presence filaments like \\

Ana Sittenfeld; Maribelle Vargas; Ethel Sánchez; Marielos Mora; Aurelio Serrano

447

Modelos teóricos que nos ayudan a comprender el gobierno de las sociedades cooperativas, una apuesta por el enfoque de los stakeholders  

Microsoft Academic Search

En la actualidad, el entorno competitivo es cada vez más incierto y complejo. Las características de los mercados actuales hacen que sea cada vez más difícil conseguir una ventaja competitiva sostenible en el tiempo para la empresa, por lo que hay que innovar en formas de gestión y de gobierno para ser competitivo. De esta manera, se está produciendo un

Cristina Pedrosa Ortega

2009-01-01

448

Las municipalidades en Costa Rica: Evaluación del sistema tributario y la administración presupuestaria y financiera de los gobiernos locales: Alternativas para su fortalecimiento  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este documento analiza el sistema tributario y la administración presupuestaria y financiera de los gobiernos locales en Costa Rica. El trabajo presenta, asimismo, una serie de recomendaciones de políticas y medidas administrativas en el marco de la política de fortalecimiento del régimen municipal a los fines de mejorar la gestión administrativa y tributaria de las municipalidades. Éstas pueden servir de

Marcos Morales

2010-01-01

449

A McOndo Writer's Take on Literature in the Era of Audiovisual and Digital Communication: The Case of Alberto Fuguet's "Las Peliculas de mi vida"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alberto Fuguet, one of the leaders of the McOndo writers who seek cultural direction from the United States and exploit mass-media formulas, is a polarizing figure in contemporary Latin American culture. His most recent full-length novel, the semi-autobiographical "Las peliculas de mi vida" (2003), has led many to conclude that Fuguet is simply a…

Maier, Linda S.

2011-01-01

450

LOS FACTORES DE ÉXITO EN LAS EMPRESAS DE HOSPEDAJE Y DESAYUNO (BED & BREAKFAST) 4 Y 3 DIAMANTES DEL ESTADO DE GUANAJUATO  

Microsoft Academic Search

La industria turística, llamada por muchos “la industria sin chimeneas”, es una de las actividades económicas con mayor impulso en México, la inmigración de adultos extranjeros con fines de inversión, ha provocado sin duda la aparición de unidades económicas denominadas Bed and Breakfast. La finalidad del trabajo es realizar un análisis de los factores de éxito administrativo de estos negocios

Campos Alvarado; Guzmná Soria Eugenio; De la Garza Carranza María Teresa; Campos Olalde Ofelia

2007-01-01

451

Reproductive Responses of Common Carp Cyprinus carpio in Cages to Influent of the Las Vegas Wash in Lake Mead, Nevada, from late Winter to early Spring  

EPA Science Inventory

To investigate the potential for contaminants in Las Vegas Wash (LW) influent to produce effects indicative of endocrine disruption in vivo, adult male and female common carp were exposed in cages for 42-48 d at four sites and two reference locations in Lake Mead....

452

Long-term continuous measurement of near-road air pollution in Las Vegas: Seasonal variability in traffic emissions impact on local air quality  

EPA Science Inventory

Excess air pollution along roadways is an issue of public health concern and motivated a long-term measurement effort established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Las Vegas, Nevada. Measurements of air pollutants ? including black carbon (BC), carbon monoxide (CO),...

453

Integrating NASA's Land Analysis System (LAS) image processing software with an appropriate Geographic Information System (GIS): A review of candidates in the public domain  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A user requirements analysis (URA) was undertaken to determine and appropriate public domain Geographic Information System (GIS) software package for potential integration with NASA's LAS (Land Analysis System) 5.0 image processing system. The necessity for a public domain system was underscored due to the perceived need for source code access and flexibility in tailoring the GIS system to the needs of a heterogenous group of end-users, and to specific constraints imposed by LAS and its user interface, Transportable Applications Executive (TAE). Subsequently, a review was conducted of a variety of public domain GIS candidates, including GRASS 3.0, MOSS, IEMIS, and two university-based packages, IDRISI and KBGIS. The review method was a modified version of the GIS evaluation process, development by the Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography. One IEMIS-derivative product, the ALBE (AirLand Battlefield Environment) GIS, emerged as the most promising candidate for integration with LAS. IEMIS (Integrated Emergency Management Information System) was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ALBE GIS is currently under development at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Topographic Laboratory (ETL). Accordingly, recommendations are offered with respect to a potential LAS/ALBE GIS linkage and with respect to further system enhancements, including coordination with the development of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling System (SAMS) GIS in Goddard's IDM (Intelligent Data Management) developments in Goddard's National Space Science Data Center.

Rochon, Gilbert L.

1989-01-01

454

The Chronology of Las Palmas Culture: New Radiocarbon Dates on Non-human Terrestrial Materials from William Massey's Cave Burial Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on 13 radiocarbon dates from Las Palmas Culture cave burial sites in the Cape region of Baja California Sur, 12 from three caves excavated by William Massey and one from another cave. These dates are on terrestrial materials associated with bundle burials as wrappings and grave goods. Dates on some human and possibly marine feeding bird samples

Joe D. Stewart; J. Eldon Molto; Paula J. Reimer

1998-01-01

455

BEA Annual Convention: A Look Back at BEA 97 and Preparing for BEA 98, April 3-6, Las Vegas, Nevada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 42nd annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention ("Reinventing Electronic Media: Multimedia in the New Millennium") for electronic media educators was held April 3-6, 1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This article outlines events at the 1997 convention and provides a "sneak peek" at planning for the 1998 convention, "Electronic Media:…

Feedback, 1997

1997-01-01

456

School Resegregation in the Mississippi of the West: Community Counternarratives on the Return to Neighborhood Schools in Las Vegas, 1968-1994  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: School desegregation and resegregation in the Mountain West remain understudied despite the substantial impact the region's growth and demographic change have had on racial balance and diversity in schools. Home to the largest school district in the Mountain West and fifth largest school district in the country, Las Vegas's…

Horsford, Sonya Douglass; Sampson, Carrie; Forletta, Felicia

2013-01-01

457

Full House: The Las Vegas building boom has stretched the creativity and resources of the fastest-growing school district in the nation. Edutopia, September/October 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This once sleepy community, founded by Mormon missionaries in 1855 and jumpstarted by gambling 85 years later, now gobbles up real estate faster than a conventioneer chowing down at a midnight buffet. Every day of the week, two acres of Las Vegas area land are developed for commercial or residential use in a frenetic drive to accommodate the…

Furger, Roberta

2004-01-01

458

Assessment of the impact of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain on the economic development potential of Las Vegas, Clark County, and the surrounding area  

Microsoft Academic Search

Growth Strategies Organization has completed an assessment of the Las Vegas MSA`s competitiveness in the attraction of new business facilities to the area. That report found that under current business climate conditions and in the present economic development market place, the region is a competitive site for about one hundred of the six hundred types of primary businesses studied. It

Boyle

1989-01-01

459

PROCEEDINGS OF CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SENSORS (2ND) HELD AT NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA ON OCTOBER 10-11, 1973  

EPA Science Inventory

This report contains the papers presented at the Second Conference on Environmental Quality Sensors, held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Research Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 10 and 11, 1973. The papers covered such topics as: aircra...

460

Loss of Control, Sundance Helicopters, Inc., Eurocopter AS350-B2, N37SH, Near Las Vegas, Nevada, December 11, 2011.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report discusses the December 7, 2011, accident involving a Sundance Helicopters, Inc., Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopter, N37SH, operating as a Twilight tour sightseeing trip, which crashed in mountainous terrain about 14 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevad...

2013-01-01

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PA01.43. In-vitro cyto chemical & flow-cytometry studies with las02- a coded herbo-mineral compound  

PubMed Central

Purpose: The drug optimization and understanding the mechanisms of action of drugs on the deregulation of cell cycle which is frequently considered as the cause of progression in cancer can provide important insights for new cancer treatment strategies. The drug LAS02 is a herbo mineral drug prepared as per ancient Ayurvedic literature. Method: In this study the effect of LAS02 was studied by analyzing the effect on cell cycle by flow cytometery on cancer cell lines breast cancer (MCF7), cervical cancer (HELA), colon cancer (COLO 205) and prostate cancer (DU 145), procured from NCCS, Pune. The cells were treated by different doses of LAS02, and assay for proliferation was performed by MTT assay test, subsequently, these were analyzed by flow cytometer for cell cycle analysis. Result: The results showed inhibition of proliferation in MCF7 by 77% and HELA cells by 78% at dose of 500?g/ml in MTT assay. In cell cycle analysis for COLO 205 treated with LAS02, the percentage retention of the cells in G0/ G1 phase was 73.07% at 300?g/ml as compared to 52.16% in the control after 24hrs. In DU 145, treated with LAS02, cells that retained at G0/G1 phase were 79.28% at a dose of 400?g/ml after 48hrs; as compared to control of 62.41%. The apoptosis observed at 400?g/ml drug concentration was 43.51%. Conclusion: The study shows that LAS02 acts as a potent anti cancerous compound by inhibiting proliferation as well as by inducing retention of cells in G0/G1 phase along with apoptosis significantly at in vitro level. Therefore, LAS02 arrests the cancerous cells in G0/G1 phase and prevented the entry of pre cancerous stem cells from G0/G1 phase into G2, the subsequent proliferative stage and inhibits cancer cells from completing the cell cycle. Such a finding is unique with this new drug, which holds a great promise as one of the most effective and safest cancerostatic drug.

Asthana, Aditi; Saxena, R C; Singh, Vandana; Sharma, Vinamra; Srivastava, Ashok; Trivedi, V. P.

2012-01-01

462

Direct effects of cattle on grassland birds in Canada.  

PubMed

Effects of grazing on grassland birds are generally thought to be indirect, through alteration of vegetation structure; however, livestock can also affect nest survival directly through trampling and other disturbances (e.g., livestock-induced abandonment). We extracted data on nest fates from 18 grazing studies conducted in Canada. We used these data to assess rates of nest destruction by cattle among 9 ecoregions and between seasonal and rotational grazing systems. Overall, few nests were destroyed by cattle (average 1.5% of 9132 nests). Nest destruction was positively correlated with grazing pressure (i.e., stocking rate or grazing intensity), but nest survival was higher in more heavily grazed areas for some species. Because rates of destruction of grassland bird nests by cattle are low in Canada, management efforts to reduce such destruction may not be of ecological or economic value in Canada. Efectos Directos del Ganado sobre las Aves de Pastizales en Canadá PMID:24617945

Bleho, Barbara I; Koper, Nicola; Machtans, Craig S

2014-06-01

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The Remote Measurement of Carbon Dioxide by the CO2LAS Instrument during the 2011 ASCENDS Field Campaign  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer, CO2LAS, is a laser based instrument developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the remote measurement of the column weighted carbon dioxide concentration from an aircraft. It has undergone a number of developmental and test flights, the most recent of which which was conducted from the NASA DC-8 aircraft during the summer of 2011 as part of the Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions through Nights, Days, and Seasons, ASCENDS, Earth Science Decadal Survey Mission Development Studies. We present refined results from two flights conducted during that campaign as well as new results from other flights during that campaign. We demonstrate an improvement on our ability to measure CO2 drawdown due to crop activity during flights over the great plains area, revise our ability to make CO2 column measurements over complex terrain in the presence of snow and demonstrate high spatial resolution measurements of CO2 plumes from individual stack clusters of the Four Corners Power plant. In addition we describe improved algorithms that allow us to discriminate against cloud contamination in the instrument field of view without requiring a range resolved measurement. We will conclude with a brief summary of instrument improvements and plans for future campaigns.

Spiers, G. D.; Menzies, R. T.; Jacob, J. C.; Geier, S.

2012-12-01

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late Pleistocene and Holocene pollen record from Laguna de las Trancas, northern coastal Santa Cruz County, California  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A 2.1-m core from Laguna de las Trancas, a marsh atop a landslide in northern Santa Cruz County, California, has yielded a pollen record for the period between about 30,000 B. P. and roughly 5000 B. P. Three pollen zones are recognized. The earliest is characterized by high frequencies of pine pollen and is correlated with a mid-Wisconsinan interstade of the mid-continent. The middle zone contains high frequencies of both pine and fir (Abies, probably A. grandis) pollen and is correlated with the last full glacial interval (upper Wisconsinan). The upper zone is dominated by redwood (Sequoia) pollen and represents latest Pleistocene to middle Holocene. The past few thousand years are not represented in the core. The pollen evidence indicates that during the full glacial period the mean annual temperature at the site was about 2°C to 3°C lower than it is today. We attribute this small difference to the stabilizing effect of marine upwelling on the temperature regime in the immediate vicinity of the coast. Precipitation may have been about 20 percent higher as a result of longer winter wet seasons.

Adam, David P.; Byrne, Roger; Luther, Edgar

1981-01-01

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Characteristics of Combined Submerged Membrane Bioreactor with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) in Treating Lineal Alkylbenzene Sulphonates (LAS) Wastewater  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A combined MBR (cMBR) with granular activated carbon (GAC) was used as a backbone system to treat the synthetic lineal alkylbenzene sulphonates (LAS) wastewater. The GAC was added in the MBR to improve the resistance of membrane fouling. A parallel conventional MBR (pMBR) without the GAC was run to give a contrast. The results of the process demonstrate that the cMBR process was more efficient than pMBR. It was found that the TMP changes of the cMBR were slower than the pMBR. The results demonstrated that the cMBRs membrane was better than the pMBR's after a clean period run. It was the GAC scrubbing to the membrane that delayed the membrane fouling of the cMBR. Variable critical flux was found in MBR, which showed that the cMBR could make the critical flux better than pMBR in the run time, but GAC could not improve the critical flux at the end of the period for the severe membrane fouling. Based on this theory, a variable critical flux (J) of MBR was put forward, and the relationship of J with time (t) was: J = 16.081e-0.0177t.

Guo, Jifeng; Xia, Siqing; Lu, Yanjun

2010-11-01

466

Revisión: Efectos cardiovasculares del ajo (Allium sativum)  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY. Review: Cardiovascular effect of garlic (Allium sativum). Garlic has been used for centuries, and even nowadays is part of popular medicine in many cultures. New data have increased the interest in garlic and its role in normalization and treatment of cardiovascular disease risk factors. Recent studies have shown the complex composition of garlic, containing many compounds, that present potential

L. Jacinto; García Gómez; Francisco J. Sánchez-Muni

467

COMPARACIÓN ENTRE LAS PAPAYAS \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this study was to make maturation scales for two papaya cultivars, of the Solo's group, the most important for exportation and for the internal market: 'Sunrise Solo' and 'Golden'. Fruits were harvested at seven different maturation stages in the tree, on comercial farming located at Linhares-ES, Brazil, based on peel color. It was established a visual maturation

O. Fonseca; Nilton Rocha Leal; Sérgio A. Cenci; Paulo R. Cecon; Ricardo E. Bressan-Smith

468

Ciclos políticos en Colombia: impacto fiscal en el siglo XX e impacto sobre la distribución del ingreso durante los ultimos 30 años  

Microsoft Academic Search

La orientación ideológica de los gobiernos, el momento de las elecciones y los intereses particulares de los dirigentes pueden afectar de manera importante la política económica en cualquiera de sus componentes. Se puede esperar que un gobierno establezca sus políticas en materia económica, ya sea siguiendo los preceptos ideológicos que el partido político al cual pertenece haya proclamado, o bien,

John Jairo Gómez Ríos

2008-01-01

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¿CÓMO COMPITEN LAS PYMES EN LOS MERCADOS INTERNACIONALES? ANÁLISIS DE UN CLÚSTER LOCAL CON VOCACIÓN EXPORTADORA \\/ HOW DO SMEs COMPETE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET? ANALYSIS OF AN EXPORT-ORIENTED LOCAL CLUSTER  

Microsoft Academic Search

Esta investigación trata de examinar si las empresas con distinto nivel de intensidad exportadora se diferencian respecto de los elementos competitivos que sustentan su competitividad en el mercado exterior, así como respecto de las estrategias de marketing que implementan en su actividad comercial internacional. Para ello, se examina una muestra de pymes pertenecientes a un clúster agroindustrial competitivo a nivel

David Jiménez Castillo; José Luis Ruiz Real; Manuel Sánchez Pérez

2012-01-01

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Dinámica y crecimiento de los granos de polvo en la nebulosa protoplanetaria  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

En el escenario estándar de la formación planetaria, los planetesimales (cuerpos de tamaño kilométrico) crecen a partir de granos de polvo, similares a los interestelares, embebidos en un disco gaseoso denominado nebulosa protoplanetaria. Durante esta etapa, los movimientos del gas pueden tener gran influencia en la dinámica y el crecimiento de los granos de polvo, dado que el flujo kepleriano del gas frena el movimiento de los mismos haciendo que caigan hacia el Sol, y la turbulencia inhibe la inestabilidad gravitacional de la capa de polvo. Aunque se acepta que los planetesimales fueron los elementos constituyentes de los planetas, todavía se desconoce cómo se produjo la formación de los mismos. Por esta razón, en los estudios más recientes, existe un renovado interés por comprender mejor la evolución de la capa de polvo inmersa en el disco gaseoso de la Nebulosa. El gas que fluye en el disco puede engendrar estructuras carentes de simetría axial, como por ejemplo ondas espirales y vórtices, a partir de gran variedad de mecanismos de excitación e inestabilidad. En 1995, Barge y Sommeria pusieron de manifiesto que la existencia de vórtices gaseosos persistentes en la nebulosa solar tendría importantes consecuencias sobre la formación de los planetesimales y el posterior crecimiento de los planetas gigantes. La investigación desarrollada en esta Tesis analiza la relación entre el polvo y el gas debida al acoplamiento por fricción dinámica entre ambos; en concreto, se estudia el efecto del flujo medio del gas sobre la dinámica de las partículas de polvo. El primer objetivo es investigar en profundidad los procesos de captura y crecimiento de los granos de polvo dentro de un vórtice y su posible relevancia en cuanto a la formación de los planetesimales. El segundo objetivo es la exploración de los efectos de ondas espirales propagándose en el disco gaseoso sobre la dinámica y el crecimiento de las partículas. La presencia de líneas de corriente no circulares perturba significativamente el movimiento de las partículas alrededor del Sol e incrementa su vida media en la Nebulosa. El flujo medio del gas se modela de forma simple, analizándose la dinámica y el crecimiento de las partículas mediante simulaciones numéricas. Al incrementarse la vida media y la densidad superficial de las partículas sólidas, los mecanismos de confinamiento derivados de la presencia de vórtices y ondas espirales actuan sobre el material sólido de la Nebulosa (mediante agregación colisional o inestabilidades gravitacionales) de manera mucho más eficiente que la previamente considerada. Esto ofrece nuevas posibilidades para la formación de planetesimales y núcleos de planetas gigantes, y puede explicar la formación rápida de planetas extrasolares gigantes. Además, esta Tesis analiza la respuesta de las partículas, en un disco protoplanetario con un radio de 100 UA en torno a una estrella de tipo solar, al campo gravitatorio derivado de la presencia de dos estrellas compañeras ligadas en una órbita relativamente elongada (300-1600 UA). Para llevar a cabo este análisis, se han realizado una serie de simulaciones numéricas de configuraciones jerárquicas coplanares utilizando un programa FORTRAN que integra directamente las ecuaciones del movimiento con el objeto de modelar la presencia de las fuerzas gravitacionales y viscosas. El disco protoplanetario masivo se encuentra en torno a una de las componentes de la binaria. La evolución temporal del subdisco de polvo depende directamente de la naturaleza (directa o retrógrada) de la revolución relativa de la compañera estelar, y de la temperatura y la masa del disco circunestelar.

de La Fuente Marcos, Carlos

2001-06-01

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Hydrologic, water-quality, and biological assessment of Laguna de las Salinas, Ponce, Puerto Rico, January 2003-September 2004  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Laguna de Las Salinas is a shallow, 35-hectare, hypersaline lagoon (depth less than 1 meter) in the municipio of Ponce, located on the southern coastal plain of Puerto Rico. Hydrologic, water-quality, and biological data in the lagoon were collected between January 2003 and September 2004 to establish baseline conditions. During the study period, rainfall was about 1,130 millimeters, with much of the rain recorded during three distinct intense events. The lagoon is connected to the sea by a shallow, narrow channel. Subtle tidal changes, combined with low rainfall and high evaporation rates, kept the lagoon at salinities above that of the sea throughout most of the study. Water-quality properties measured on-site (temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, and Secchi disk transparency) exhibited temporal rather than spatial variations and distribution. Although all physical parameters were in compliance with current regulatory standards for Puerto Rico, hyperthermic and hypoxic conditions were recorded during isolated occasions. Nutrient concentrations were relatively low and in compliance with current regulatory standards (less than 5.0 and 1.0 milligrams per liter for total nitrogen and total phosphorus, respectively). The average total nitrogen concentration was 1.9 milligrams per liter and the average total phosphorus concentration was 0.4 milligram per liter. Total organic carbon concentrations ranged from 12.0 to 19.0 milligrams per liter. Chlorophyll a was the predominant form of photosynthetic pigment in the water. The average chlorophyll a concentration was 13.4 micrograms per liter. Chlorophyll b was detected (detection limits 0.10 microgram per liter) only twice during the study. About 90 percent of the primary productivity in the Laguna de Las Salinas was generated by periphyton such as algal mats and macrophytes such as seagrasses. Of the average net productivity of 13.6 grams of oxygen per cubic meter per day derived from the diel study, the periphyton and macrophyes produced 12.3 grams per cubic meter per day; about 1.3 grams (about 10 percent) were produced by the phytoplankton (plant and algae component of plankton). The total respiration rate was 59.2 grams of oxygen per cubic meter per day. The respiration rate ascribed to the plankton (all organisms floating through the water column) averaged about 6.2 grams of oxygen per cubic meter per day (about 10 percent), whereas the respiration rate by all other organisms averaged 53.0 grams of oxygen per cubic meter per day (about 90 percent). Plankton gross productivity was 7.5 grams per cubic meter per day; the gross productivity of the entire community averaged 72.8 grams per cubic meter per day. Fecal coliform bacteria counts were generally less than 200 colonies per 100 milliliters; the highest concentration was 600 colonies per 100 milliliters.

Soler-Lopez, Luis R.; Gomez-Gomez, Fernando; Rodriguez-Martinez, Jesus

2005-01-01

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Fault interaction along the Central Andean thrust front: The Las Peñas thrust, Cerro Salinas thrust and the Montecito Anticline  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The region in west-central Argentina between the thin-skinned Precordillera and the thick-skinned Sierras Pampeanas structural domain is among the most active zones of thrust tectonics in the world. We quantify the rates of deformation on the east-vergent Las Peñas thrust (LPT), and the west-vergent Cerro Salinas thrust (CST). The Montecito anticline (MA) is located at their intersection. We mapped three key locations, collected stratigraphic logs from the MA, dated three ashes using U-Pb in zircon and dated 10 terraces using cosmogenic Be-10 depth profiles. Five terrace levels are present where the Rio Las Peñas crosses the LPT, up to 45 m above the modern river. Cosmogenic dating of the uppermost terrace (T1) yields and age of 123.8 +26.5/-12.3 ka. A reconstruction of this surface using a blind thrust rupture scenario indicates 73 +/- 7 m horizontal shortening and 34 +/- 3 m vertical displacement. Shortening across the structure is therefore 0.59 +0.10/-0.13 mm/yr with a vertical uplift rate of 0.27 +0.05/-0.06 mm/a. Previous work indicates higher rates to the south on the order of 2 mm/yr (Schmidt et al., 2011). Lower terraces give ages of 38.0 +11/-6.2 ka (T2) and 1.5 +5.0/-0.6 ka (T4). Three terrace levels are preserved near the center of the CST. The middle surface (T2) is folded across the axis of the structure and yields an age of 112.5 +33/-14.4 ka. Given 22.9 m surface uplift, this indicates a vertical uplift rate of 0.20 +0.05/-0.06 mm/yr, similar to the rate on the LPT. The upper terrace (T1) yields a younger age (97.1 +29.8/-12.4 ka); the T1 and T2 ages overlap within uncertainty, indicating rapid river incision at the time of their formation. An intercalated ash within the Neogene strata gives an age of 16.2 +/- 0.2. Previous work indicates long-term shortening rates of 0.8 mm/yr (Verges et al., 2007) and that the CST initiated after 8.5 Ma. The lowermost unit exposed in the MA is the Los Pozos Fm., with no indication of syn-depositional deformation. An intercalated ash from the top of this formation yields an age of 5.76 +/- 0.09 Ma. Internal unconformities are present within the overlying transitional unit and the Mogotes Fm., indicating deformation post-dates 5.8 Ma in the MA. An ash within the Mogotes Fm. is 1.52 +/- 0.06 Ma. Slip is modeled as 3.5 km reverse slip across an east-dipping dislocation with a 45 degree dip. This suggests horizontal shortening and vertical uplift of 0.42 mm/yr since the onset of deformation. Uplifted terraces near the center of the MA are 4.7 +0.8/-0.3 ka (T2) and 1.9 +3.4/-1.9 ka (T3), 6 and 4.6 m above the modern river, respectively. This suggests recent vertical uplift or incision rates of 1.3-2.4 mm/yr. These data suggest that deformation in the MA is comparable to that at the LPT and CST. Deformation in the MA could be accelerating, but alternatively, river incision could be accelerating due to climate change.

Schoenbohm, L. M.; Costa, C. H.; Brooks, B. A.; Bohon, W.; Gardini, C.; Cisneros, H.

2013-12-01

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Tabla de Especificaciones e Instructivo sobre Elaboracion de Pruebas Objetivas en la Ensenanza Primaria, para las asignaturas de Estudios Sociales, Idioma Espanol, Matematicas y Ciencias Naturales (Specification Tables and Instructions for the Construction of Objective Tests in the Primary Grades in Social Studies, Spanish, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet presents specification tables illustrating the relative importance given to topics on tests within a particular subject area. The general subject areas are social studies, Spanish, mathematics, and natural sciences. Tables are provided for final exams in each of these areas for several primary grades, illustrating the importance of…

Ministerio de Educacion, Guatemala City (Guatemala). Direccion de Bienestar Estudiantil y Educacion Especial.

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-12-01

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Geologic and geophysical maps of the Las Vegas 30' x 60' quadrangle, Clark and Nye counties, Nevada, and Inyo County, California  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Las Vegas and Pahrump are two of the fastest growing cities in the US, and the shortage of water looms as among the greatest future problems for these cities. These new maps of the Las Vegas 30 x 60-minute quadrangle provide a geologic and geophysical framework and fundamental earth science database needed to address societal issues such as ground water supply and contamination, surface flood, landslide, and seismic hazards, and soil properties and their changing impact by and on urbanization. The mountain ranges surrounding Las Vegas and Pahrump consist of Mesozoic, Paleozoic and Proterozoic rocks. A majority of these rocks are Paleozoic carbonate rocks that are part of Nevada's carbonate rock aquifer province. The Spring Mountains represent a major recharge site in the province, where maximum altitude is 3,632 m (Charleston Peak) above sea level. Rocks in the Sheep and Las Vegas Ranges and Spring Mountains contain correlative, northeast-striking, southeast-verging thrust faults that are part of the Cretaceous, Sevier orogenic belt. These thrusts were offset during the Miocene by the Las Vegas Valley shear system (LVVSZ). We conducted new mapping in the Blue Diamond area, highlighting refined work on the Bird Spring thrust, newly studied ancient landslides, and gravity-slide blocks. We conducted new mapping in the Las Vegas Range and mapped previously unrecognized structures such as the Valley thrust and fold belt; recognition of these structures has led to a refined correlation of Mesozoic thrust faults across the LVVSZ. New contributions in the quadrangle also include a greatly refined stratigraphy of Paleozoic bedrock units based on conodont biostragraphy. We collected over 200 conodont samples in the quadrangle and established stratigraphic reference sections used to correlate units across the major Mesozoic thrust faults. Quaternary deposits cover about half of the map area and underlie most of the present urbanized area. Deposits consist of large coalescing alluvial fans that grade downslope to extensive areas of fine-grained sediment indicative of groundwater-discharge during the Pleistocene. In the central areas of Las Vegas and Pahrump valleys, Quaternary fault scarps associated with past ground-water discharge deposits suggest a genetic relationship. In collaboration with NBMG and University of Nevada, a variety of ages of gravelly alluvium are newly mapped using surficial characteristics and soil development, along with reassessment of previously published mapping during compilation. Reconnaissance geochronology (thermoluminescence and U-series) of eolian and authigenic components of surficial and buried soils and spring deposits is applied to test hypotheses of geomorphic and hydrologic response to climate change over the past 100 k.y.). The major structure in the Las Vegas quadrangle is the LVVSZ. Because the LVVSZ is concealed by thick basin-fill deposits of Quaternary and Tertiary age, it was characterized primarily based on geophysics. Likewise, the newly described State line fault system in Pahrump Valley has also been characterized by geophysics, where geophysically inferred structures correlate remarkably with surface structures defined by our new geologic mapping in the Mound Spring and Hidden Hills Ranch 7.5-minute quadrangles.

Page, William R.; Lundstrom, Scott, C.; Harris, Anita G.; Langenheim, Victoria E.; Workman, Jeremiah B.; Mahan, Shannon A.; Paces, James B.; Dixon, Gary L.; Rowley, Peter D.; Burchfiel, B. C.; Bell, John W.; Smith, Eugene I.

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Effect of Y2O3 on the crystallization kinetics of TiO2 nucleated LAS glass for the production of nanocrystalline transparent glass ceramics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Crystallization kinetics of metastable ?-quartz solid solution as a desirable phase for the production of transparent lithium aluminosilicate (LAS) glass ceramics was investigated in the presence of Y2O3. Accordingly, differential thermal analysis scans were performed thoroughly to study the mechanism of crystallization kinetics. The aim of this investigation is to discover the complicated mechanism of crystallization process in the presence of co-additives and accordingly find a way for increasing the transparency of glass ceramics. It is shown that the bulk (3D) growth is intensively increased by the enhancement of Y2O3. Then again, reducing nucleation and increasing growth mechanisms were recognized for the LAS system in the presence of Y2O3. Results of the investigation illustrate that when co-additives are added to glasses, it is necessary to nucleate the optical component separately before the growth process.

Shakeri, Mohammad Sadegh

2013-05-01

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Toxicity of a Novel Herbomineral Preparation Las01 on Human Cancer Cell Lines and Its Safety Profile in Humans and Animals  

PubMed Central

Polyhedral formulations based on Rasayana therapy described in Charaka Samhita showed remarkable improvement in quality of life of various cancer patients who have been found to be refractory or poor responders to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment. One of the most recent novel herbomineral preparation, Las01 prepared absolutely as per the instruction given in the ancient Ayurvedic literature has been found to be effective as a potent anticancer drug in the human cell lines, the MCF-7 and Hela cancer cell lines. This novel preparation of Las01 is also found to be devoid of toxicity both in animals as well as in human subjects, which is the main drawback of chemotherapeutic agents used in modern system of medicine. Our results warrant multicentric clinical trials on a large scale which seems to be a future promising drug to cure incurables cancer patients.

Sheikh, Saba; Srivastava, Ashok; Tripathi, Rajesh; Tripathi, Shalini; Trivedi, V. P.; Saxena, R. C.

2012-01-01

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Gaseous Mercury Monitoring at a Complex Source: The Las Cuevas Decommissioned Mining Complex and Current Hg Storage Facility (Almadén District, Spain)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Las Cuevas decommissioned mining complex was the third in importance in the world’s largest mercury mining district: Almadén (south-central Spain). Mining took place during two well differentiated periods: 1. Roman time; and 2. From 1982 to 2000. In 2004 the mine was transformed into a mercury storage and handling facility, away from urban areas. Furthermore, the area served as a test site for the design and implementation of a mercury safe storage vessel, a study funded by European LIFE-Env programme (Project MERSADE, LIFE06 ENV/ES/PREP/03) (Llanos et al., 2010). On this basis, Las Cuevas site can be regarded as a complex source of atmospheric mercury for the local environmental compartments, including emissions from the plant activity, partly reclamated old mineral dumps, contaminated soils, and other minor sources, such as cavities produced by mine collapse. We studied the emissions with two LUMEX RA-915+ Hg analyzers, one LUMEX RA-915Light device and a complete TEKRAN equipment, including Mercury Speciation Unit (model 1130) and Particulate Mercury Unit (Model 1135). Data has been treated with ISC-AERMOD program, in order to obtain models for contamination plumes derived from Las Cuevas whole area. The results confirm the mercury storage facility as the main local source for mercury, releasing some 3,15 kg Hg y-1, whereas contaminated soils and reclamated dumps represent local minor sources. Over 99,9% of local atmospheric mercury is Gaseous Elemental Mercury, with Reactive Gaseous Mercury representing 0,25 per mil, and particulate bound mercury, 1,8 per mil. Citation: Llanos, W.; Higueras, P.; Oyarzun, R.; Esbrí, J.M.; López-Berdonces, M.A.; García-Noguero, E.M.; Martínez-Coronado, A. (2010)