Sample records for em pronto atendimento

  1. Conhecimento dos profissionais de Saúde em relação às formas de cobrança em Unidade de Pronto Atendimento Health professionals knowledge of medical billing standards in an Emergency Department

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Renata Donato Janeri; Milka de Almeida; Miriam Rodrigues de Medeiros; Sarah Munhoz

    rESUMo objetivos: Conhecer o perfil demográfico e profissional dos colaboradores da Unidade de Pronto Atendimento; verificar o conhecimento desses, referente aos preços dos medicamentos, materiais, procedimentos e os elementos que compõem a Taxa de Assistência Integrada. Métodos: Pesquisa descritiva, exploratória e prospectiva, de abordagem quantitativa. A amostra foi composta por 123 respondentes: 32 (26%) médicos, 30 (24,4%) enfermeiros e 61

  2. Acidentes com corpo estranho em menores de 15 anos: análise epidemiológica dos atendimentos em pronto-socorro, internações e óbitos

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christine Baccarat de Godoy Martins; Selma Maffei de Andrade

    2008-01-01

    This study aims to analyze accidents involving foreign bodies among children less than 15 years of age residing in Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil, in terms of first aid, hospitalization, and death (2001). Data were obtained from general hospi- tal records and the Municipal Mortality Data- base. A total of 434 accidents were analyzed, with a 3.7% hospitalization rate and 0.7%

  3. Health professionals knowledge of medical billing standards in an Emergency Department Conhecimento dos profissionais de Saúde em relação às formas de cobrança em Unidade de Pronto Atendimento

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Renata Donato Janeri; Milka de Almeida; Miriam Rodrigues de Medeiros; Sarah Munhoz

    Objectives: To gain knowledge on the demographic and professional profile of workers at the Emergency Department and to assess their knowledge about the price of medicines, materials, procedures and other issues of medical care included in the Integrated Care Rate (ICR). Methods: This is a descriptive, exploratory and prospective study using a quantitative approach. The sample was composed of 123

  4. PRONTO3D Users' Instructions: A Transient Dynamic Code for Nonlinear Structural Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. W. Attaway; K. H. Brown; F. J. Mello; M. W. Heinstein; J. W. Swegle; J. A. Ratner

    1998-01-01

    This report provides an updated set of users' instructions for PRONTO3D. PRONTO3D is a three-dimensional, transient, solid dynamics code for analyzing large deformations of highly nonlinear materials subjected to extremely high strain rates. This Lagrangian finite element program uses an explicit time integration operator to integrate the equations of motion. Eight- node, uniform strain, hexahedral elements, four-node, quadrilateral, uniform strain

  5. Parallel contact detection algorithm for transient solid dynamics simulations using PRONTO3D

    SciTech Connect

    Attaway, S.W.; Hendrickson, B.A.; Plimpton, S.J. [and others

    1996-09-01

    An efficient, scalable, parallel algorithm for treating material surface contacts in solid mechanics finite element programs has been implemented in a modular way for MIMD parallel computers. The serial contact detection algorithm that was developed previously for the transient dynamics finite element code PRONTO3D has been extended for use in parallel computation by devising a dynamic (adaptive) processor load balancing scheme.

  6. The Pronto Platform A Flexible Toolkit for Programming Networks using a Commodity Operating System

    E-print Network

    Subhlok, Jaspal

    1 The Pronto Platform A Flexible Toolkit for Programming Networks using a Commodity Operating, and of little interest in research and experimentation with active and program­ mable networking. Conversely services and functionality into the network. This is the primary driver behind the ongoing research

  7. PrOnto database : GO term functional dissimilarity inferred from biological data

    PubMed Central

    Chapple, Charles E.; Herrmann, Carl; Brun, Christine

    2015-01-01

    Moonlighting proteins are defined by their involvement in multiple, unrelated functions. The computational prediction of such proteins requires a formal method of assessing the similarity of cellular processes, for example, by identifying dissimilar Gene Ontology terms. While many measures of Gene Ontology term similarity exist, most depend on abstract mathematical analyses of the structure of the GO tree and do not necessarily represent the underlying biology. Here, we propose two metrics of GO term functional dissimilarity derived from biological information, one based on the protein annotations and the other on the interactions between proteins. They have been collected in the PrOnto database, a novel tool which can be of particular use for the identification of moonlighting proteins. The database can be queried via an web-based interface which is freely available at http://tagc.univ-mrs.fr/pronto. PMID:26089836

  8. PRONTO 2D: A two-dimensional transient solid dynamics program

    SciTech Connect

    Taylor, L.M.; Flanagan, D.P.

    1987-03-01

    PRONTO 2D is a two-dimensional transient solid dynamics code for analyzing large deformations of highly nonlinear materials subjected to extremely high strain rates. This Lagrangian finite element program uses an explicit time integration operator to integrate the equations of motion. Four node uniform strain quadrilateral elements are used in the finite element formulation. A number of new numerical algorithms which have been developed for the code are described in this report. An adaptive time step control algorithm is described which greatly improves stability as well as performance in plasticity problems. A robust hourglass control scheme which eliminates hourglass distortions without disturbing the finite element solution is included. All constitutive models in PRONTO are cast in an unrotated configuration defined using the rotation determined from the polar decomposition of the deformation gradient. An accurate incremental algorithm was developed to determine this rotation and is described in detail. A robust contact algorithm was developed which allows for the impact and interaction of deforming contact surfaces of quite general geometry. A number of numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the utility of these algorithms. 41 refs., 51 figs., 5 tabs.

  9. Novo carro eltrico de competio est pronto Construo ficou a cabo dos estudantes do Instituto Superior

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    «chassis monocoque, apêndices aerodinâmicos (asas e fundo plano), uma suspensão e jantes integrais em fibra de carbono e um diferencial eletrónico». O novo carro FST05 foi construído pela equipa de alunos, com

  10. Análise da implantação do sistema de atendimento pré-hospitalar móvel em cinco capitais brasileiras

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo; Suely Ferreira Deslandes

    2008-01-01

    The article presents a description and analysis of the implementation of a pre-hospital treat- ment system (SAMU) as part of the research project Diagnostic Analysis of the Implemen- tation of a National Policy for the Reduction of Violence and Accidents. Implementation and organization of the SAMU service, together with the related materials, human resources, and equipment, was studied in five

  11. Chords: Em 022000 Em Em Em Em C C C C

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    Reiners, Peter W.

    Verse 1 Chorus Verse 2 Chorus Verse 3 Chords: Em 022000 C 035553 G 320002 F 133211 Intro: Em Em Em Em C C C C Em Em Em Em C C C C Em Em Em Em C C C C Em Em Em Em C C C C Verse: Em Em Em Em C C C C G G G G G G G G Em Em Em Em C C C C G G G G G G G G Em Em Em Em C C C C G G G G G G G G Em Em Em Em C C

  12. Astronomia para/com crianças carentes em Limeira

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bretones, P. S.; Oliveira, V. C.

    2003-08-01

    Em 2001, o Instituto Superior de Ciências Aplicadas (ISCA Faculdades de Limeira) iniciou um projeto pelo qual o Observatório do Morro Azul empreendeu uma parceria com o Centro de Promoção Social Municipal (CEPROSOM), instituição mantida pela Prefeitura Municipal de Limeira para atender crianças e adolescentes carentes. O CEPROSOM contava com dois projetos: Projeto Centro de Convivência Infantil (CCI) e Programa Criança e Adolescente (PCA), que atendiam crianças e adolescentes em Centros Comunitários de diversas áreas da cidade. Esses projetos têm como prioridades estabelecer atividades prazerosas para as crianças no sentido de retirá-las das ruas. Assim sendo, as crianças passaram a ter mais um tipo de atividade - as visitas ao observatório. Este painel descreve as várias fases do projeto, que envolveu: reuniões de planejamento, curso de Astronomia para as orientadoras dos CCIs e PCAs, atividades relacionadas a visitas das crianças ao Observatório, proposta de construção de gnômons e relógios de Sol nos diversos Centros Comunitários de Limeira e divulgação do projeto na imprensa. O painel inclui discussões sobre a aprendizagem de crianças carentes, relatos que mostram a postura das orientadoras sobre a pertinência do ensino de Astronomia, relatos do monitor que fez o atendimento no Observatório e o que o número de crianças atendidas representou para as atividades da instituição desde o início de suas atividades e, em particular, em 2001. Os resultados são baseados na análise de relatos das orientadoras e do monitor do Observatório, registros de visitas e matérias da imprensa local. Conclui com uma avaliação do que tal projeto representou para as Instituições participantes. Para o Observatório, em particular, foi feita uma análise com relação às outras modalidades de atendimentos que envolvem alunos de escolas e público em geral. Também é abordada a questão do compromisso social do Observatório na educação do público em questão.

  13. O Centro de Seleo e de Promoo de Eventos da Universidade de Braslia (CESPE/UnB) comunica, em atendimento ao disposto no subitem 8.1 do Edital n 1 TJ/BA, de 12 de janeiro de 2012,

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    . · Índice remissivo. · Regimento interno dos Tribunais. · Simples utilização de marca texto, traço ou simples remissão a artigos ou a texto de lei (ex.: vide artigo 2º da Lei nº 8.112/90). · Separação de. · Jurisprudências. · Informativos de Tribunais. · Orientações jurisprudenciais. · Xerox. · Revistas. · Portarias

  14. PRONTO - Ontology-based Evaluation of Knowledge Based Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Trevor J. M. Bench-capon; Dean M. Jones

    1999-01-01

    In this paper we examine some of the ways in which an ontology can be used to assist in the evaluation of knowledge-based systems. Key elements of the support provided by the ontology relate to attempting to give coherence to the domain conceptualisation; making the role of experts in evaluation more structured and less at the mercy of interpretation; constraining

  15. em campanha pela qualidade

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Estudantes em campanha pela qualidade #12;Alunos unidos pela educação Ensino. No dia em que se ensino superior. Promulgado pela Assembleia da República em 1987, o Dia Nacional do Estudante comemora, aquando da crise académica vivida em Portugal. Agora, as associações académicas aproveitam o dia para

  16. Novo mestrado em Engenharia

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    LISBOA Novo mestrado em Engenharia Petrolífera > A secretária de Estado da Ciência, Leonor Parreira, inaugu- ra hoje, em Lisboa, um novo mes- trado em Engenharia do Petróleo patrocinado pela Galp e Coimbra, a Universidade de Aveiro e a Universidade do Minho. O mestrado, em que serão abor- dadas áreas

  17. Leica EM UC7 Leica EM FC7

    E-print Network

    Chapman, Michael S.

    Leica EM UC7 Leica EM FC7 High Quality Ultramicrotome for Precise Room Temperature and Cryo its latest specimen preparation technology: the Leica EM UC7 ultramicrotome and the Leica EM FC7 cryo chamber attachment. #12;3 Leica EM UC7 The Leica EM UC7 prepares excellent quality semi- and ultra

  18. Brookhaven EM Completion Project Environmental

    E-print Network

    Homes, Christopher C.

    Brookhaven EM Completion Project Office of Environmental Management 1 American Recovery Site Office Brookhaven National Laboratory Community Advisory Council April 15, 2009 #12;Brookhaven EM Environmental Management (EM) Funding and Goals Brookhaven EM ARRA Projects Description of ARRA Projects #12

  19. Universidade abre campus

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    henriques Universidade de Lisboa abre campus na China Polo de Xangai pronto em dois anos. ISCTE e. A criação do polo universitário está a ser preparada desde 2007, revela o ex-reitor António da Nóvoa em

  20. EM International. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    It is the intent of EM International to describe the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management`s (EM`s) various roles and responsibilities within the international community. Cooperative agreements and programs, descriptions of projects and technologies, and synopses of visits to international sites are all highlighted in this semiannual journal. Focus on EM programs in this issue is on international collaboration in vitrification projects. Technology highlights covers: in situ sealing for contaminated sites; and remote sensors for toxic pollutants. Section on profiles of countries includes: Arctic contamination by the former Soviet Union, and EM activities with Germany--cooperative arrangements.

  1. Escenario EM Modelo Matematico

    E-print Network

    Majós, Antonio Badía

    j - 2012 CAB Escenario EM Modelo Matem´atico Problemas F´isicos Title Page 1 of 22 Back Full Screen.C.M.A.­C.S.I.C., Universidad de Zaragoza, ESPA~NA #12;j - 2012 CAB Escenario EM Modelo Matem´atico Problemas F´isicos Title negativa ? Difusi´on magn´etica hacia el EC #12;j - 2012 CAB Escenario EM Modelo Matem´atico Problemas F

  2. Deterministic annealing EM algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Naonori Ueda; Ryohei Nakano

    1998-01-01

    Abstract This paper presents a deterministic annealing EM (DAEM) algorithm for maximum,likelihood estimation problems,to overcome,a local maxima problem associated with the conventional EM algorithm. In our approach, a new posterior parameterized by ‘temperature’ is derived by using the principle of maximum entropy and is used for controlling the annealing process. In the DAEM algorithm, the EM process is reformulated as

  3. MESTRADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2015

    E-print Network

    MESTRADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2015 Este edital se destina especificamente a candidatos ao Mestrado em Teologia, com início em março de 2015. 1. Objetivo O Programa de Mestrado em Teologia visa o eclesiásticos. 2. Duração: 24 meses, iniciando-se em março de 2015 e concluindo-se em fevereiro de 2017. 3

  4. Equipment management system (EMS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Yurtsever; M. Comerford

    1995-01-01

    Equipment Management System (EMS) is a software tool used to monitor and track equipment states, restrictions and PM schedules in real time. EMS has been designed and customized to support the MOS-2 die production facility. The system provides graphical representation of the entire factory. Color coded icons represent equipment's current state (i.e. qualification, production, unscheduled maintenance, etc.). Preventative maintenance schedules

  5. Environmental Media Services (EMS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environmental Media Services (EMS) is a nonprofit communications clearinghouse committed to the expansion of media coverage on critical environmental and public health issues. True to their mission, EMS staff "build relationships with top scientists, physicians, and other experts to bring journalists the latest and most credible information." EMS's modest homepage is free of clutter but full of content. While several sections are under construction and updates (currently) appear irregular, a series of available articles provides useful summaries of important environmental news issues over the past six months. Current articles include "The impacts of global warming on the oceans" and "Cool companies," among others.

  6. Psiquiatria baseada em evidências

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maurício S de Lima; Bernardo GO Soares; Josué Bacaltchuk

    2000-01-01

    Abstract Keywords Em psiquiatria, observa-se grande variabilidade de práticas clínicas, muitas vezes desnecessária. Essas varia- ções podem,estar relacionadas à ausência de evidência científica confiável ou ao desconhecimento,das evidên- cias de boa qualidade disponíveis. A medicina baseada em evidências (MBE) é uma combinação de estratégias que busca assegurar que o cuidado individual do paciente seja baseado na melhor informação disponível, a

  7. PROFESSOR DO SEPT MINISTRA CONFERNCIA EM ABERTURA EM CONGRESSO E SIMPSIO EM CARUARU

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    PROFESSOR DO SEPT MINISTRA CONFER�NCIA EM ABERTURA EM CONGRESSO E SIMP�SIO EM CARUARU Christian Mendez Alcantara, Professor dos Cursos de Gestão Pública e Agente Comunitário em Saúde do Setor de ministrará conferência de abertura no evento: "Gestão e Governança em Saúde Pública: Avanços e Desafios" da

  8. ESPECIAO ESPONTNEA EM POPULAES ESPACIALMENTE

    E-print Network

    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    ESPECIA��O ESPONT�NEA EM POPULA��ES ESPACIALMENTE DISTRIBUÍDAS E PADR�ES DE DIVERSIDADE Elizabeth M público em geral. Em 1859 Charles Darwin deu passo fundamental para a solução desse problema com a dinâmica da enorme diversidade biológica existente em nosso planeta. Neste trabalho, discutimos um novo

  9. Cincia feita em Portugal com

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Ciência feita em Portugal com mais impacto artigos As citações internacionais de artigos científicos produzidos em Portugal tiveram um "notório crescimento" nos últimos 23 anos, entre 1990 e 2012 das instituições nacionais tem progressivamente ganhado relevância. Um dado que surge numa altura em

  10. The EM Earthquake Precursor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, K. B., II; Saxton, P. T.

    2013-12-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, American earthquake investigators predetermined magnetometer use and a minimum earthquake magnitude necessary for EM detection. This action was set in motion, due to the extensive damage incurred and public outrage concerning earthquake forecasting; however, the magnetometers employed, grounded or buried, are completely subject to static and electric fields and have yet to correlate to an identifiable precursor. Secondly, there is neither a networked array for finding any epicentral locations, nor have there been any attempts to find even one. This methodology needs dismissal, because it is overly complicated, subject to continuous change, and provides no response time. As for the minimum magnitude threshold, which was set at M5, this is simply higher than what modern technological advances have gained. Detection can now be achieved at approximately M1, which greatly improves forecasting chances. A propagating precursor has now been detected in both the field and laboratory. Field antenna testing conducted outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013, detected three strong EM sources along with numerous weaker signals. The antenna had mobility, and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. Next, two directional techniques were employed, resulting in three mapped, potential epicenters. The remaining, weaker signals presented similar directionality results to more epicentral locations. In addition, the directional results of the Timpson field tests lead to the design and construction of a third prototype antenna. In a laboratory setting, experiments were created to fail igneous rock types within a custom-designed Faraday Cage. An antenna emplaced within the cage detected EM emissions, which were both reproducible and distinct, and the laboratory results paralleled field results. With a viable system and continuous monitoring, a fracture cycle could be established and observed in real-time. Sequentially, field data would be reviewed quickly for assessment; thus, leading to a much improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursor determined by this method may surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

  11. Semaine portes-ouvertes du DIMANCHE 11 au vendredi 16 JANVIER dans tous nos groupes d'arts martiaux! ACTIVIT CODE LUDIK NIVEAU HORAIRE LOCAL DURE EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM

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    'arts martiaux! Remarques ACTIVITÉ CODE LUDIK NIVEAU HORAIRE LOCAL DURÉE EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM Club d'Aïkido 02 020 0101 Débutant Lu 17h à 18h25 (cours) et Ve 18h30 à 20h25 (pratique ACTIVITÉ CODE LUDIK NIVEAU HORAIRE LOCAL DURÉE EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM EM M NM Club de

  12. Emergency Medicine Resident Involvement in EMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adam M. Ray; David P. Sole

    2007-01-01

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities are a required component of Emergency Medicine (EM) residency training. To determine resident involvement with EMS, all 135 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited and 34 American Osteopathic Association-accredited EM residencies were surveyed in June 2005 regarding the EMS activities required of their residents. One hundred twelve surveys were completed (66% response rate). Observing with

  13. PRODUÇÃO SUSTENTÁVEL EM RESERVAS EXTRATIVISTAS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jose Otavio Valiante; Osmar Siena

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho discute questões relacionadas à produção sustentável em Reservas Extrativistas (RESEX). Com a finalidade de identificar temas prioritários foi aplicada a ferramenta Brainwriting 6-3-5, tendo como pano de fundo a Reserva Extrativista do Rio Ouro Preto\\/RO, com uma equipe de técnicos do IBAMA em Guajará-Mirim\\/RO e representantes da comunidade da RESEX. Em um segundo momento foi aplicado um questionário

  14. (Presentation Unavailable) Wimba Pronto: Instant Collaboration to Support 21st Century Learning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shelley Constant

    2010-01-01

    Whether the goal is to improve student engagement, increase administrative efficiency, or enhance security by bolstering disaster preparedness plans, Wimba’s Collaboration Suite supports academic and administrative operations across an entire campus and addresses the complex challenges facing higher education today. Hear from industry leaders partnering with Wimba to meet these challenges. Students in online classes especially need courses that are

  15. The Pronto platform: a flexible toolkit for programming networks using a commodity operating system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Hjalmtysson

    2000-01-01

    In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in introducing more advanced services and functionality into networks. This is the primary driver behind the ongoing research on active and programmable networking. A central part of this research is to design an extensible architecture for network nodes that can be dynamically specialized to provide customized network services, to converge on

  16. DOUTORADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2014/02

    E-print Network

    DOUTORADO EM TEOLOGIA Edital 2014/02 Este edital se destina especificamente a candidatos ao Doutorado em Teologia, com início em agosto de 2014. 1. Objetivo: O Programa de Doutorado em Teologia visa o eclesiásticos. 2. Duração: 48 meses, com início em agosto de 2014 e término em julho de 2018. 3. Áreas de

  17. Identified EM Earthquake Precursors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Kenneth, II; Saxton, Patrick

    2014-05-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After a number of custom rock experiments, two hypotheses were formed which could answer the EM wave model. The first hypothesis concerned a sufficient and continuous electron movement either by surface or penetrative flow, and the second regarded a novel approach to radio transmission. Electron flow along fracture surfaces was determined to be inadequate in creating strong EM fields, because rock has a very high electrical resistance making it a high quality insulator. Penetrative flow could not be corroborated as well, because it was discovered that rock was absorbing and confining electrons to a very thin skin depth. Radio wave transmission and detection worked with every single test administered. This hypothesis was reviewed for propagating, long-wave generation with sufficient amplitude, and the capability of penetrating solid rock. Additionally, fracture spaces, either air or ion-filled, can facilitate this concept from great depths and allow for surficial detection. A few propagating precursor signals have been detected in the field occurring with associated phases using custom-built loop antennae. Field testing was conducted in Southern California from 2006-2011, and outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013. The antennae have mobility and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. At the Southern California field sites, one loop antenna was positioned for omni-directional reception and also detected a strong First Schumann Resonance; however, additional Schumann Resonances were absent. At the Timpson, TX field sites, loop antennae were positioned for directional reception, due to earthquake-induced, hydraulic fracturing activity currently conducted by the oil and gas industry. Two strong signals, one moderately strong signal, and approximately 6-8 weaker signals were detected in the immediate vicinity. The three stronger signals were mapped by a biangulation technique, followed by a triangulation technique for confirmation. This was the first antenna mapping technique ever performed for determining possible earthquake epicenters. Six and a half months later, Timpson experienced two M4 (M4.1 and M4.3) earthquakes on September 2, 2013 followed by a M2.4 earthquake three days later, all occurring at a depth of five kilometers. The Timpson earthquake activity now has a cyclical rate and a forecast was given to the proper authorities. As a result, the Southern California and Timpson, TX field results led to an improved design and construction of a third prototype antenna. With a loop antenna array, a viable communication system, and continuous monitoring, a full fracture cycle can be established and observed in real-time. In addition, field data could be reviewed quickly for assessment and lead to a much more improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursors determined by this method appear to surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

  18. Induction coilgun for EM mortar

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Kaye; B. Turman; M. Aubuchon; D. Lamppa; G. Mann; Edward van Reuth; K. Fulton; G. Malejko; P. Magnotti; D. Nguyen; D. Borgwarth; A. Johnson; R. Poppe

    2007-01-01

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investigating electromagnetic (EM) guns for the next generation combat vehicle providing improved performance and survivability without the use of propellant. The two-year program was initiated in 2005 to design a coilgun and a railgun to launch an existing mortar round with an EM armature in laboratory conditions at speeds to increase range beyond

  19. CURSO DE ESPECIALIZAO EM FISIOTERAPIA

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    dois módulos no domingo e dois no Hospital Universitário em Florianópolis. LOCAL: Rua Pedro João. Enviar Documentação para: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Campus Araranguá Rua Pedro João$ 425,00. Vencimento no 5º dia útil do mês. (1ª parcela em julho de 2012). PROGRAMA Virologia Genética

  20. College of Engineering EM Engineering Mechanics

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Engineering EM Engineering Mechanics KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course or concur: MA 213. EM 302 MECHANICS OF DEFORMABLE SOLIDS. (3 of Engineering or consent of chairperson, and EM 221; prereq or concur: MA 214. EM 313 DYNAMICS. (3

  1. Dicas para cruzeiros Todos os anos, milhes de cidados americanos saem em cruzeiros de frias. Em

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    Dicas para cruzeiros Todos os anos, milhões de cidadãos americanos saem em cruzeiros de férias. Em 2003, aproximadamente 8,3 milhões de passageiros embarcaram em diversos portos norte-americanos em cruzeiros de férias (fonte: Cruise Lines International Association). As viagens em navios de cruzeiro expõem

  2. Investigao em clulas estaminais no Biocant deu origem a cinco patentes em dois anos

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Investigação em células estaminais no Biocant deu origem a cinco patentes em dois anos A investigação em células estaminais (do cordão umbilical) no parque tecnológico Biocant, em Cantanhede, resultou, nos últimos dois anos, em cinco patentes, duas delas já licenciadas a empresas, disse à Lusa o

  3. Anlise do desmatamento em 2009, em especial em municpios e reas

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    em Outros Usos - 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 14.000 16.000 18.000 20.000 2001 2002 2003 desmatamento em Glebas - 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 14.000 16.000 18.000 20.000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Histórico do desmatamento em Assentamentos - 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000

  4. Antimicrobial Activity of Pomegranate and Green Tea Extract on <em>Propionibacterium Acnes, Propionibacterium Granulosum, Staphylococcus Aureusem> and <em>Staphylococcus Epidermidisem>.

    PubMed

    Li, Zhaoping; Summanen, Paula H; Downes, Julia; Corbett, Karen; Komoriya, Tomoe; Henning, Susanne M; Kim, Jenny; Finegold, Sydney M

    2015-06-01

    We used pomegranate extract (POMx), pomegranate juice (POM juice) and green tea extract (GT) to establish in vitro activities against bacteria implicated in the pathogenesis of acne. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of 94 <em>Propionibacterium acnes, Propionibacterium granulosum, Staphylococcus aureus,em> and <em>Staphylococcus epidermidisem> strains were determined by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute-approved agar dilution technique. Total phenolics content of the phytochemicals was determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu method and the polyphenol composition by HPLC. Bacteria were identified by 16S rRNA sequence analysis. GT MIC of 400 ?g/ml or less was obtained for 98% of the strains tested. 64% of <em>P. acnesem> strains had POMx MICs at 50 ?g/ml whereas 36% had MIC >400 ?g/ml. POMx, POM juice, and GT showed inhibitory activity against all the <em>P. granulosumem> strains at ?100 ?g/ml. POMx and GT inhibited all the <em>S. aureusem> strains at 400 ?g/ml or below, and POM juice had an MIC of 200 ?g/ml against 17 <em>S. aureusem> strains. POMx inhibited <em>S. epidermidisem> strains at 25 ?g/ml, whereas POM juice MICs were ?200 ?g/ml. The antibacterial properties of POMx and GT on the most common bacteria associated with the development and progression of acne suggest that these extracts may offer a better preventative/therapeutic regimen with fewer side effects than those currently available.

    <em>J Drugs Dermatolem>. 2015;14(6):574-578. PMID:26091382

  5. MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA TAXONOMIA MICROBIANA Faculdade de Cincias

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA TAXONOMIA MICROBIANA ­ Faculdade de Ciências Objectivos: O principal e métodos utilizados em taxonomia microbiana (em particular de procariotas), encarada nas suas/diagnóstico utilizados actualmente em taxonomia bacteriana. Constituem objectivos adicionais a discussão da

  6. Populações estelares em galáxias HII

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Westera, P.; Cuisinier, F.; Telles, E.; Kehrig, C.

    2003-08-01

    Analisamos o conteúdo estelar de 74 galáxias HII a partir do contínuo observado nos espectros ópticos dessas galáxias, utilizando métodos de síntese de população estelar. Descobrimos que todas as galáxias para as quais encontramos soluções contêm uma população estelar velha que domina a massa estelar, e numa maioria dessas também encontramos evidência de uma população de idade intermediaria além da geração jovem que está se formando agora. Concluímos que a formação estelar dessas galáxias se realiza em surtos individuais, Esses surtos são interrompidos por longos períodos de inatividade, com os primeiros consumindo a maior parte do gás. Sugerimos, portanto, que as galáxias HII sejam galáxias anãs normais flagradas em um período de surto.

  7. ESTUDO DO MEIO EM UMESTUDO DO MEIO EM UM BAIRRO POPULAR NABAIRRO POPULAR NA

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    ESTUDO DO MEIO EM UMESTUDO DO MEIO EM UM BAIRRO POPULAR NABAIRRO POPULAR NA CIDADE DECIDADE DE DIDÁTICA EM QUE CONSITE O NOSSOEM QUE CONSITE O NOSSO PROJETO?PROJETO? MATERIAISMATERIAIS CAPACITAÇÃO PARTICIPATIVOORÇAMENTO PARTICIPATIVO #12;ALGUNS PROBLEMASALGUNS PROBLEMAS PROJETOS FUTUROSPROJETOS FUTUROS COORDENAÇÃO EM

  8. EM and Stochastic EM algorithms for reliability mixture models under random censoring

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EM and Stochastic EM algorithms for reliability mixture models under random censoring Laurent.chauveau@univ-orleans.fr April 6, 2012 Abstract We present in this paper several iterative methods based on EM and Stochas- tic EM methodology, that allow to estimate parametric or semiparametric mix- ture models for randomly

  9. (7) PRÁTICAS DE EDUCAÇÃO AMBIENTAL EM AULAS DE QUÍMICA EM UMA VISÃO SOCIOAMBIENTAL: PERSPECTIVAS E DESAFIOS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wildson L. P. Santos; Patrícia F. L. Machado; Roseli T. Matsunaga; Elton L. Silva; Erlete S. Vasconcellos; Valéria R. Santana

    2010-01-01

    Neste artigo, são apresentados resultados obtidos em quatro estudos de casos sobre a introdução de educação ambiental em uma visão socioambiental em aulas de Química. A discussão dos resultados levanta reflexões sobre perspectivas e desafios para a educação ambiental no ensino de Química. São demonstradas sugestões de atividades possíveis de serem desenvolvidas em aulas de Químicas. Várias fontes de dados

  10. Review -EM Waves Wavelengths of 108 to

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    #12;Review - EM Waves EM Waves Wavelengths of 108 to 10-16 meters (10-1024 Hz) Traveling wave) given by BES rrr ×= 0 1 )(sin 111 22 0 2 00 tkxE c E c EBS m -=== Review - EM Waves 2 0 1 mpeak E c pr = c I pr = c I pr 2 = Total absorption Total reflection EM Waves: Radiation pressure #12;Source

  11. Ordem orientacional em sistemas com interaes competitivas

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    Stariolo, Daniel Adrián

    Ordem orientacional em sistemas com interações competitivas Daniel A. Stariolo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 2012 i #12;Sumário 1 Ordem em sistemas de matéria condensada 1 1.1 Ordem posicional e orientacional em cristais líquidos, microemul- sões e copolímeros de dibloco

  12. PRMIO PRIMUS INTER PARES Construir em equipa

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    PRÉMIO PRIMUS INTER PARES Construir em equipa as lideranças futuras 24 jovens testam competências na semifinal, em Peniche. Só um será o primeiro entre os seus pares Primeiro exercício da semifinal, como o imagi- nam. Como vão poder resumir o seu percurso profissional daqui a 25 anos, em 2038? Nas

  13. Pesquisas em Astrofsica no Oswaldo Duarte Miranda

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    Pesquisas em Astrofísica no INPE Oswaldo Duarte Miranda Divisão de Astrofísica ­ DAS #12 sua influência na magnetosfera terrestre. Abaixo: mapa do Sol em 22 GHz #12; Física do Meio Investigações são feitas através de observações em várias faixas do espectro eletromagnético, utilizandose

  14. Halibut/Sablefish EM Pilot Project

    E-print Network

    Halibut/Sablefish EM Pilot Project A Collaboration Involving: · Alaska Longline Fishermen's Assn · Engage stakeholders in developing a workable at-sea monitoring program · Field test EM hardware effective means of deploying EM hardware among vessels and retrieving data · Summarize study findings

  15. Falta de investimento prejudica sector em Portugal

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Falta de investimento prejudica sector em Portugal O país tem bons profissionais e potencialidades comunidade científica, em aplicar os conhecimentos na área e Portugal "tem uma boa infra-estrutura humana e, mas em Portugal investe-se apenas nos três primeiros anos - leva muitos investigadores a desistir

  16. Segurana em Sistemas Distribudos confidencialidade

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    Rodriguez, Noemi

    chamada de segredo compartilhado · também chamada de criptografia simétrica criptografar texto chaves secretas · como fazer para as duas partes compartilharem um segredo? · uso de Key Distribution conceito com Diffie-Hellman, em 1976 ­ D-H apenas para estabelecimento de segredo compartilhado

  17. Pgina Inicial Empresas Start-ups portuguesas mostram-se hoje a investidores suecos em Lisboa Empresas criadas em

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Página Inicial Empresas Start-ups portuguesas mostram-se hoje a investidores suecos em Lisboa Empresas criadas em Portugal atingem as 31.400 em 2012 e superam... As empresas criadas em Portugal ascenderam a 31.400 em 2012, superando os... REGISTO | COMUNIDADE | Insolvência de empresas aumentou 41% em

  18. Aprovado pelo Colegiado do Curso de Ps-Graduao em Farmacologia em 16 de Julho de 1999. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Aprovado pelo Colegiado do Curso de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia em 16 de Julho de 1999. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM FARMACOLOGIA DO CENTRO DE CIÊNCIAS BIOLÓGICAS DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA CAPÍTULO I SEÇÃO I DO OBJETIVO Art. 1o - O Curso de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia em

  19. Angus Robichaud's Reel G Em D A Bm D7

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    Doyle, Peter

    Angus Robichaud's Reel 4 4 D G A D D G A D 3 3 G Em D A Bm D7 3 3 G Em D A D Animas Reel Bernie Waugh 4 4 3 3 G D G Bm Em C Am C D G D G Bm Em C Am D G The Arkansas Traveler 4 2 D G A D Em A 3 D G A D Em G A D D G D A Bm Em A D G D A Em G A D #12; Asher Rodney Miller 4 4 D Em F#m G A D Em G A D A D 1

  20. Angus Robichaud's Reel G Em D A Bm D7

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    Doyle, Peter

    Angus Robichaud's Reel 4 4 D G A D D G A D 3 3 G Em D A Bm D7 3 3 G Em D A D Animas Reel Bernie Waugh 4 4 3 3 G D G Bm Em C Am C D G D G Bm Em C Am D G The Arkansas Traveler 4 2 D G A D Em A 3D G A D Em G A D D G D A Bm Em A D G D A Em G A D #12;Asher Rodney Miller 4 4 D Em F#m G A D Em G A D A D1 2

  1. Development of an EMS curriculum.

    PubMed

    Brice, Jane H; Perina, Debra G; Liu, J Marc; Braude, Darren A; Rinnert, Kathy J; MacDonald, Russell D

    2014-01-01

    Emergency medical services (EMS) became an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved subspecialty of emergency medicine in September 2010. Achieving specialty or subspecialty recognition in an area of medical practice requires a unique body of knowledge, a scientific basis for the practice, a significant number of physicians who dedicate a portion of their practice to the area, and a sufficient number of fellowship programs. To prepare EMS fellows for successful completion of fellowship training, a lifetime of subspecialty practice, and certification examination, a formalized structured fellowship curriculum is necessary. A functional curriculum is one that takes the entire body of knowledge necessary to appropriately practice in the identified area and codifies it into a training blueprint to ensure that all of the items are covered over the prescribed training period. A curriculum can be as detailed as desired but typically all major headings and subheadings of the core content are identified and addressed. Common curricular components, specific to each area of the core content, include goals and objectives, implementation methods, evaluation, and outcomes assessment methods. Implementation methods can include simulation, observations, didactics, and experiential elements. Evaluation and outcomes assessment methods can include direct observation of patient assessment and treatment skills, structured patient simulations, 360° feedback, written and oral testing, and retrospective chart reviews. This paper describes a curriculum that is congruent with the current EMS core content, as well as providing a 12-month format to deploy the curriculum in an EMS fellowship program. Key words: curriculum; education; emergency medical services; fellowships and scholarships. PMID:24156509

  2. Complaints against an EMS system.

    PubMed

    Colwell, Christopher B; Pons, Peter T; Pi, Randy

    2003-11-01

    Complaints against Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies represent a concerning and potentially time-consuming problem for all involved in the delivery of prehospital emergency medical care. The objective of this study was to identify the source of complaints against an EMS system to help focus quality and performance improvement and customer service efforts. We conducted a retrospective review of complaints filed against a busy urban EMS agency over a 6-year period. All complaints were included, totaled by season and by year, and categorized by originator and nature of the complaint. A total of 286 complaints were registered during the 6-year period, with an average of 48 per year and 9.3 per 10,000 responses. The most common originators of complaints were patients (53%) followed by medical personnel (19%) and family members or friends (12%). Rude behavior accounted for 23% of the complaints registered, followed by technical skills (20%), transport problems (18%), and loss of belongings (13%). The identification of areas of dissatisfaction will allow focused quality and performance improvement programs directed at customer service and risk management. PMID:14654181

  3. POLMEROS EM SUPERFCIES Polmeros adsorvidos na superfcies de partculas

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    Loh, Watson

    POLÍMEROS EM SUPERFÍCIES Polímeros adsorvidos na superfícies de partículas coloidais Polímeros em interfaces líquidas Polímeros em interfaces sólidas #12;Polímeros em solução - Teoria de Flory-Hugghins #12;Polímeros em solução - Teoria de Flory-Hugghins Gm = kT(1ln1 + 2/N ln2 + 12) 1 = solvente 2 = polímero (Gm

  4. Random swap EM algorithm for Gaussian mixture models Qinpei Zhao

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    Joensuu, University of

    Random swap EM algorithm for Gaussian mixture models Qinpei Zhao , Ville Hautamäki, Ismo. Borgefors Keywords: Expectation maximization Random swap EM Gaussian mixture model Split and merge EM Genetic-based EM Data clustering a b s t r a c t Expectation maximization (EM) algorithm is a popular way

  5. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA E, França, 2003 #12;2 CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM para o Mestrado (*) CMS-207-4 Técnicas Experimentais em Ciência dos Materiais I CMS-300-4 Mecânica

  6. Lietuvos teritorijos žem?s plutos deformacij? ir seismotektoninio potencialo ryšys

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zakarevi?ius, Algimantas; Stanionis, Arminas; Levinskait?, Daiva

    2010-01-01

    Lietuvoje yra statini?, kelian?i? ekologinio pavojaus gr?sm? (Ignalinos atomin? elektrin?, Mažeiki? naftos perdirbimo ?mon?, chemijos gamyklos Jonavoje bei K?dainiuose ir pan.). Seisminiai ?vykiai gali sutrikdyti ši? ?moni? veikl? ir net lemti didel? pavoj? aplinkai, t. y. gali b?ti sukelta didel? aplinkos tarša chemin?mis bei radioaktyviosiomis medžiagomis. Seisminius ?vykius lemia teritorijos seismotektoninis potencialas. Seismotektoninis potencialas ir Žem?s plutos deformacijos yra tarpusavyje susij? rei\\vskiniai, kuriuos sukelia dažnai tie patys giluminiai procesai Žem?s gelm?se. Žem?s plutos deformacij? tyrimas yra vienas iš informacijos šaltini? prognozuojant teritorijos seismotektonin? aktyvum?. Straipsnyje nagrin?jamos Žem?s plutos horizontaliosios deformacijos, nustatomi Žem?s plutos ?tempi? poky?iai Lietuvos teritorijoje pagal GPS matavim? duomenis. Atlikus tyrimus pagal pateikiam? Žem?s plutos horizontali?j? deformacij? ir ?tempi? tyrimo metodik?, gauti nauji horizontali?j? deformacij? charakteristik? bei ?tempi? poky?i? rezultatai ir nustatytos j? s?sajos su seismotektoniniu potencialu.

  7. Servidor tem direito a licena para acompanha cnjuge aprovado em concurso em outro estado

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Servidor tem direito a licença para acompanha cônjuge aprovado em concurso em outro estado O servidor público tem direito a licença para acompanhamento do cônjuge se este for aprovado em concurso Federal da 4ª Região (TRF4), o tribunal concedeu apenas o direito a licença não-remunerada, mas não

  8. Disperses leo em gua (o/w) ou gua em leo (w/o) Fase contnua / fase dispersa.

    E-print Network

    Loh, Watson

    Emulsões Dispersões óleo em água (o/w) ou água em óleo (w/o) Fase contínua / fase dispersa. Agente solubilidade da fase dispersa em gotas menores - "Ostwald Ripening" ­ mais pronunciado em fases mais miscíveis) ­ SLES/betaína (b)- inverso #12;3. Barreira eletrostática ou estérica Repulsão eletrostática em

  9. Ministrio da Educao -MEC Universidade Federal do Paran UFPR

    E-print Network

    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    Atendimento Educacional Especializado na Perspectiva da Educação Inclusiva 1 EDITAL195/2014 CIPEAD/PROGRAD/UFPR Resultado da seleção de alunos CURSO DE APERFEI�OAMENTO EM ATENDIMENTO EDUCACIONAL ESPECIALIZADO NA EDUCACIONAL ESPECIALIZADO NA PERSPECTIVA DA EDUCA��O INCLUSIVA. Para os polos de Araucária, Pinhais e

  10. Em 1959 cursava o terceiro colegial no Julinho em Porto Alegre, onde recebi o folheto "Voc tem pensado em fsica?" que mais tarde soube ter sido produzido

    E-print Network

    dos Santos, C.A.

    Em 1959 cursava o terceiro colegial no Julinho em Porto Alegre, onde recebi o folheto "Você tem pensado em física?" que mais tarde soube ter sido produzido pelo Darcy. Estava indeciso entre física e som e a cores a bela tarde em que, dentro de um bonde Petrópolis, passando pela Protásio diante do

  11. O ESPAÇO DA UVA TRANSFORMADO EM AGRONEGÓCIO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mariza Cezira Campagner; Gervasio Castro de Rezende

    2008-01-01

    O presente artigo tem por objetivo apresentar algumas das redefinições do trabalho agrícola resultantes do processo de reestruturação do espaço da uva transformado em agronegócio, no qual se tem expandido o agronegócio de frutas tropicais. A metodologia está organizada em torno de atualização da pesquisa bibliográfica e as temáticas de interesse; realização de trabalhos na área de estudo. Conclui que

  12. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenador Acadêmico Dirceu Luis Herdies Membros do Conselho de Curso Luis Gustavo Gonçalves de Gonçalves José Antonio Marengo Orsini Clóvis Angeli Sansigolo Innocentini, Ph.D., Univ. of Reading, 1986 #12;2 CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA PROGRAMAÇÃO ANUAL DAS

  13. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenadora Acadêmica Maria Paulete Pereira Martins Membros do Conselho de Curso Dirceu Luis Herdies Luis Gustavo Gonçalves de Gonçalves José Antonio Marengo., 1969 Valdir Innocentini, Ph.D., Univ. of Reading, 1986 #12;2 CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM METEOROLOGIA

  14. TR-IIS-07-012 aEM: Targeted Aggressive

    E-print Network

    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    . (1997) proposed the parameterized EM (pEM) algorithm to accelerate EM for Bayesian Networks, and Luis and Leslie (1999) applied pEM for Mixtures of Gaussians. The pEM algorithm accelerates the convergence . They showed that pEM converges faster than EM and the convergence is guaranteed when 1 pEM

  15. IL NUOVO BUSINESS GAME DI L'ORAL Sei pronto a vivere un'esperienza stimolante e coinvolgente?

    E-print Network

    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    capacità. REVEAL, COME FUNZIONA? REVEAL, aperto tutto l'anno, 24 ore su 24, si gioca on-line. Per, commerciale, logistica, finanza e marketing. In ogni momento del gioco, potrai confrontarti con gli altri

  16. M em ory for Item s and M em ory for R elations in the Procedural/D eclarative M em ory Fram ew ork

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    Poldrack, Russ

    M em ory for Item s and M em ory for R elations in the Procedural/D eclarative M em ory Fram ew ork ard Eichenbaum Boston U niversity, U SA A m ajor area of research in m em ory and am nesia concerns the item specificity of im plicit m em ory. In this paper w e address several issues about the nature of im

  17. EM International, July 1994, Volume 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    The Office of Environmental Management (EM) at the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking out and leveraging foreign technology, data, and resources in keeping with EM`s mandate to protect public health and the environment through the safe and cost-effective remediation of the Department`s nuclear weapons sites. EM works closely with foreign governments, industry, and universities to obtain innovative environmental technologies, scientific and engineering expertise, and operations experience that will support EM`s objectives. Where appropriate, these international resources are used to manage the more urgent risks at our sites, secure a safe workplace, help build consensus on critical issues, and strengthen our technology development program. Through international agreements EM engages in cooperative exchange of information, technology, and individuals. Currently, we are managing agreements with a dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. These agreements focus on environmental restoration, waste management, transportation of radioactive wastes, and decontamination and decommissioning. This publication contains the following articles: in situ remediation integrated program; in-situ characterization and inspection of tanks; multimedia environmental pollutant assessment system (MEPAS); LLNL wet oxidation -- AEA technology. Besides these articles, this publication covers: EU activities with Russia; technology transfer activities; and international organization activities.

  18. EM Algorithms from a Non-Stochastic Perspective Charles Byrne

    E-print Network

    Byrne, Charles

    EM Algorithms from a Non-Stochastic Perspective Charles Byrne August 27, 2013 Abstract The EM for estimat- ing parameters in statistics, the essence of the EM algorithm is not stochastic. The conventional formulation of the EM algorithm given in many texts and papers on the subject is inadequate. A new formulation

  19. EM Algorithms Charles Byrne (Charles Byrne@uml.edu)

    E-print Network

    Byrne, Charles

    EM Algorithms Charles Byrne (Charles Byrne@uml.edu) Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA 01854, USA March 6, 2011 Abstract The EM algorithm is not a single algorithm algorithm based on the EM framework we refer to as an "EM algorithm". Because there is no inclusive theory

  20. On the Geometry of EM algorithms David R. Hunter

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    Hunter, David

    of the parameter. Key Words: EM algorithm, MM algorithm 1 Introduction The term "EM algorithm" has been aroundOn the Geometry of EM algorithms David R. Hunter Technical report no. 0303 Department of Statistics that underlies all EM algorithms gives an appreciation for certain aspects of their behavior. Using several

  1. EMS offshore. A new horizon for paramedics.

    PubMed

    Mallard, A S

    1991-10-01

    The difficulty in getting medical aid to offshore drilling platforms can be a source of life-threatening delays. Recently, some companies have charted new waters by actually stationing EMS crews on their rigs. PMID:10116023

  2. The EM Side-Channel(s)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dakshi Agrawal; Bruce Archambeault; Josyula R. Rao; Pankaj Rohatgi

    2002-01-01

    We present results of a systematic investigation of leakage of compromising information via electromagnetic (EM) emanations\\u000a from CMOS devices. These emanations are shown to consist of a multiplicity of signals, each leaking somewhat different information\\u000a about the underlying computation. We show that not only can EM emanations be used to attack cryptographic devices where the\\u000a power side-channel is unavailable, they

  3. EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation Alternative sampling of the DEM Reconstructing stellar DEM and metallicity

    E-print Network

    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation, 2010 #12;EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation are and µ. #12;EM results from the simulation EM results on a real data Gibbs results from the simulation

  4. REGIMENTO DO MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM AGROECOSSISTEMAS1 REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM AGROECOSSISTEMAS

    E-print Network

    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    1 REGIMENTO DO MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM AGROECOSSISTEMAS1 REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE MESTRADO Curso de Mestrado Profissional conduz ao grau de Mestre Profissional em Agroecossistemas. Art. 2º Curso e constam de resolução desse órgão. Sendo dinâmicas, áreas de concentração e linhas de pesquisa

  5. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS, REA DE CONCENTRAO EM

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS, ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÂO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO TÍTULO IV DO CORPO DOCENTE Art. 7o ­ O Corpo Docente do Curso é constituído por. Parágrafo 1o ­ Poderão fazer parte do Corpo Docente do Curso, como professores colaboradores, docentes de

  6. Charge, from EM fields only

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    R. L. Collins

    2007-03-04

    Consider the electric field E about an electron. Its source has been thought a substance called charge, enclosed within a small volume that defines the size of the electron. Scattering experiments find no size at all. Charge is useful, but mysterious. This study concludes that charge is not real. Useful, but not real. Absent real charge, the electric field must look to a different source. We know another electric field, vxB, not sourced by charge. A simple model of the electron, using EM fields only, has been found that generates an electric field vxB very like E. Gauss' law finds the model contains charge, but div vxB cannot find the charge density. The model contains a permanent magnetic flux quantum, configured as a dipole. The dipolar B fields spin around the symmetry axis, accounting for angular momentum. Spin stabilizes the magnetic flux quantum, and creates the vxB electric field. Stability in this model is dynamic. Energy is exchanged between the dipolar magnetic moment and an encircling toroidal displacement current, at the Compton frequency, mc^2/h = 1.24x10^20 Hz. The electric field undulates at this rate, instead of being static like E associated with charge. Absent any real charge, we have to abandon the notion that size of a charged particle is that of a small sack full of charge. The only electric field is vxB, and its source is not charge. What is the size of an electron? Coulomb scattering finds it point-like, but its spinning B fields extend to infinity.

  7. EMS adaptation for climate change

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pan, C.; Chang, Y.; Wen, J.; Tsai, M.

    2010-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to find an appropriate scenario of pre-hospital transportation of an emergency medical service (EMS) system for burdensome casualties resulting from extreme climate events. A case of natural catastrophic events in Taiwan, 88 wind-caused disasters, was reviewed and analyzed. A sequential-conveyance method was designed to shorten the casualty transportation time and to promote the efficiency of ambulance services. A proposed mobile emergency medical center was first constructed in a safe area, but nearby the disaster area. The Center consists of professional medical personnel who process the triage of incoming patients and take care of casualties with minor injuries. Ambulances in the Center were ready to sequentially convey the casualties with severer conditions to an assigned hospital that is distant from the disaster area for further treatment. The study suggests that if we could construct a spacious and well-equipped mobile emergency medical center, only a small portion of casualties would need to be transferred to distant hospitals. This would reduce the over-crowding problem in hospital ERs. First-line ambulances only reciprocated between the mobile emergency medical center and the disaster area, saving time and shortening the working distances. Second-line ambulances were highly regulated between the mobile emergency medical center and requested hospitals. The ambulance service of the sequential-conveyance method was found to be more efficient than the conventional method and was concluded to be more profitable and reasonable on paper in adapting to climate change. Therefore, additional practical work should be launched to collect more precise quantitative data.

  8. Filter banks and the EM algorithm

    SciTech Connect

    Mair, B.A.; Carroll, R.B.; Anderson, J.M.M. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1996-12-31

    In this paper, we present a wavelet based modification of the ML-EM algorithm for reconstructing positron emission tomography images. By using the filter bank implementation of the wavelet transform, this algorithm has the flexibility to incorporate a priori information, while maintaining the same computational complexity as the standard ML-EM algorithm. Thus, it has a significant computational advantage over usual Bayesian methods. It differs from recent wavelet-based Bayesian methods as it achieves {open_quotes}regularization{close_quotes} by an adaptive, wavelet-based method of thresholding which minimizes Stein`s Unbiased Estimate of Risk. The basic method consists of applying Donoho and Johnstone`s SureShrink wavelet denoising of the Poisson data, and then applying the standard ML-EM algorithm to the denoised data. A more elaborate method is discussed in which a wavelet denoising step is inserted after each EM iteration. This technique differs from previous smoothing techniques applied to the ML-EM algorithm since it is able to recover edges in discontinuous images.

  9. Risk Communication Within the EM Program

    SciTech Connect

    Edelson, M.

    2003-02-26

    The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management program (EM) conducts the most extensive environmental remediation effort in the world. The annual EM budgets have exceeded $6,000,000,000 for approximately ten years and EM has assumed responsibility for the cleanup of the largest DOE reservations (i.e., at Hanford, Washington, Aiken, South Carolina, and Idaho Falls, Idaho) as well as the facilities at Rocky Flats, Colorado and in Ohio. Each of these sites has areas of extensive radioactive and chemical contamination, numerous surplus facilities that require decontamination and removal, while some have special nuclear material that requires secure storage. The EM program has been criticized for being ineffective (1) and has been repeatedly reorganized to address perceived shortcomings. The most recent reorganization was announced in 2001 to become effective at the beginning of the 2003 Federal Fiscal Year (i.e., October 2002). It was preceded by a ''top to bottom'' review (TTBR) of the program (2) that identified several deficiencies that were to be corrected as a result of the reorganization. One prominent outcome of the TTBR was the identification of ''risk reduction'' as an organizing principle to prioritize the activities of the new EM program. The new program also sought to accelerate progress by identifying a set of critical activities at each site that could be accelerated and result in more rapid site closure, with attendant risk, cost, and schedule benefits. This paper investigates how the new emphasis on risk reduction in the EM program has been communicated to EM stakeholders and regulators. It focuses on the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) as a case study and finds that there is little evidence for a new emphasis on risk reduction in EM communications with RFETS stakeholders. Discussions between DOE and RFETS stakeholders often refer to ''risk,'' but the word serves as a placeholder for other concepts. Thus ''risk'' communication at RFETS is lively and involves important issues, but often does not inform participants about true ''risk reduction.''

  10. Simplex EMS users knock company's service support

    SciTech Connect

    Cohn, L.

    1982-06-14

    Simplex Tape Recorder Co. is not responding fast enough to please some of its energy management system (EMS) users who need service or new parts. The users complain that Simplex load-shedding, time-of-day control, and duty-cycling functions do not compare with the quality of its security and fire functions. Company spokesmen claim that service and parts are available on a 24-hour basis from technically-trained personnel. The company has sold time clocks since 1959, and marketed microprocessor-based EMS equipment since 1980. Users and service managers disagree over reported delays. (DCK)

  11. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixtures

    E-print Network

    Jordan, Michael

    1995-04-21

    "Expectation-Maximization'' (EM) algorithm and gradient-based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite Gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space is obtained from the gradient via a ...

  12. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Coordenador Acadêmico Reinaldo Roberto Rosa, Dr, participação em todos os WORCAPs (Workshop dos Cursos de Mestrado e Doutorado da CAP) e, obrigatoriedade de

  13. EM-ONE : an architecture for reflective commonsense thinking

    E-print Network

    Singh, Pushpinder, 1972-2006.

    2005-01-01

    This thesis describes EM-ONE, an architecture for commonsense thinking capable of reflective reasoning about situations involving physical, social, and mental dimensions. EM-ONE uses as its knowledge base a library of ...

  14. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA CENTRO DE EXCELNCIA EM TURISMO -CET

    E-print Network

    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA CENTRO DE EXCEL�NCIA EM TURISMO - CET PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 01/2013 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 01/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM TURISMO PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO

  15. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA CENTRO DE EXCELNCIA EM TURISMO -CET

    E-print Network

    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA CENTRO DE EXCEL�NCIA EM TURISMO - CET PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 04/2013 1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO EDITAL No. 04/2012 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM TURISMO PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO

  16. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

    E-print Network

    Lucero, Jorge Carlos

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 01/2012 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO PARA O SEGUNDO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2012 1. PREÂMBULO 1.1 A Coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em ECOLOGIA, no uso de suas

  17. Pesquisa em Memria ltima alterao: 10 de Outubro de 2006

    E-print Network

    Chaimowicz, Luiz

    Pesquisa em Memória Secundária Última alteração: 10 de Outubro de 2006 Transparências elaboradas, Leonardo Mata #12;Projeto de Algoritmos ­ Cap.1 Introdução 1 Introdução · Pesquisa em memória secundária transferências). · Memórias secundárias: apenas um registro pode ser acessado em um dado momento (acesso

  18. 7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945...Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a) General...completed they will be well qualified to process EM loans without undue delay. The...

  19. Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Cappe

    E-print Network

    Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Capp´e LTCI, TELECOM ParisTech & CNRS Abstract recursive) version of the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm. It is first shown that under suitable mixing assumptions, the large sample behavior of the traditional (batch) EM algorithm may be analyzed

  20. 7 CFR 759.6 - EM to be made available.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false EM to be made available. 759.6 Section 759...DESIGNATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS § 759.6 EM to be made available. (a) For purposes of the EM Program under part 764, subpart I, of...

  1. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixtures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lei Xu; Michael I. Jordan

    1996-01-01

    We build up the mathematical connection between the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm and gradient-based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space is obtained from the gradient via a projection matrix P, and we provide an explicit expression for the matrix. We then analyze the convergence of EM in terms of

  2. COMBINATION OF EM AND DC MEASUREMENTS FOR UPPER CRUSTAL STUDIES

    E-print Network

    Harinarayana, T.

    COMBINATION OF EM AND DC MEASUREMENTS FOR UPPER CRUSTAL STUDIES T. HARINARAYANA National geophysical methods, electrical (E) and electromagnetic (EM) methods also suffer from ambiguity benefit of obtaining more confidence in the derived model, joint use of E and EM methods has added

  3. Em dvida o valor de cortes a devolver s universidades

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Em dúvida o valor de cortes a devolver às universidades Secretário de Estado reuniu-se ontem com o a garantia de que "a muito curto prazo" se- rão entregues os 30 milhões em dívida, revelou ao JN o rei- tor verbas cortadas que são entregues em valores inferiores". "Nos próximos dias, tenho de tomar decisões

  4. EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices, Gates and Integrated Circuit

    E-print Network

    Anlage, Steven

    EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices, Gates and Integrated Circuit Interconnects Dept. of Electrical Xi Shao, Parvez N. Guzdar Akin Akturk, Zeynep Dilli, Bo Yang, Todd Firestone #12;EM Effects Verify with experiments: Chips fabricated through MOSIS #12;Outline EM Coupling: Levels Investigated Task

  5. Galp investe em cincia no Brasil Margarida Davim

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Galp investe em ciência no Brasil Margarida Davim margarida.davim@sol.pt Lei brasileira obriga petrolíferas a investir 1% dos lucros em investigação. Até 2017, Galp deve apoiar projectos no valor de 140 dólares em investiga- ção e projectos científicos no Brasil até 2017. O investimento - cerca de 102

  6. Online EM for Unsupervised Models Percy Liang Dan Klein

    E-print Network

    Pratt, Vaughan

    Online EM for Unsupervised Models Percy Liang Dan Klein Computer Science Division, EECS Department) EM algorithm plays an important role in unsupervised induction, but it some- times suffers from slow find bet- ter solutions than those found by batch EM. We support these findings on four unsuper- vised

  7. Ps-Graduao em Gerenciamento de Sistemas Espaciais Disciplina Isolada

    E-print Network

    Pós-Graduação em Gerenciamento de Sistemas Espaciais Disciplina Isolada Documentos a serem apresentados na secretaria do CSE: comprovante de: matricula do candidato em Curso de Pós-Graduação ou de ser Substituído por Declaração que conste data de colação de grau. Em hipótese alguma será aceito aluno que não

  8. Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Cappe

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov Models Olivier Capp´e LTCI, Telecom ParisTech & CNRS Abstract in the Expectation-Maximization (EM) methodology consists in reparameterizing the problem using complete in HMMs based on an auxiliary recursion. Although the proposed online EM algorithm resembles a classical

  9. EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices Gates and Integrated Circuit

    E-print Network

    Anlage, Steven

    EM Effects on Semiconductor Devices Gates and Integrated Circuit Interconnects Dept. of Electrical Xi Shao, Parvez N. Guzdar4 Akin Akturk, Zeynep Dilli, Yun Bai, Todd Firestone #12;EM Effects. Verify with experiments: Chips fabricated through MOSIS #12;Outline EM Coupling: Levels Investigated Task

  10. Parallel EM Learning for Symbolic-Statistical Models

    E-print Network

    Sato, Taisuke

    Parallel EM Learning for Symbolic- Statistical Models Yusuke Izumi Department of Computer Science as previous author) sato@mi.cs.titech.ac.jp keywords: parallel EM algorithm, symbolic-statistical models, PRISM, distributed parallel computing Summary EM learning, i.e. parameter learning for probabilistic

  11. 7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2009-01-01 true Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945...Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a) General...completed they will be well qualified to process EM loans without undue delay. The...

  12. EM DESTAQUE Resgate do Chipre empurra bolsas para o vermelho

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    EM DESTAQUE Resgate do Chipre empurra bolsas para o vermelho Resgate da União Europeia ao Chipre: Interessados em inve têm de se preparar - Câmara de co Moçambique: Portugueses que pro de Comércio triplicou em dois anos Outros sites Impresa: SIC TV Mais Escape Olhares J. Letras V. Júnior E. Informática

  13. 7 CFR 759.6 - EM to be made available.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false EM to be made available. 759.6 Section 759...DESIGNATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS § 759.6 EM to be made available. (a) For purposes of the EM Program under part 764, subpart I, of...

  14. 7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945...Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a) General...completed they will be well qualified to process EM loans without undue delay. The...

  15. Electromagnetic ``Bubbles'' and Shock Waves: Unipolar, Nonoscillating EM Solitons

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. E. Kaplan; P. L. Shkolnikov

    1995-01-01

    We show that atomic gases can support solitary pulses of a unipolar electromagnetic field (``EM bubbles'') with amplitude up to the atomic field ( ~109 V\\/cm) and duration down to ~ 10-16 s. EM bubbles propagate without dispersion, are stable, and are insensitive to the change of gas density. Atomic gasses can also support an EM shock wave forming a

  16. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

    E-print Network

    Endler, Markus

    Sistema de recomendação: uma abordagem por ltro colaborativo baseado em modelos 1 Dárlinton Barbosa FeresPUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n 19/10 Sistemas de Recomendação: uma abordagem por filtro colaborativo baseado em modelos Dárlinton Barbosa Feres Carvalho Ruy Luiz Milidiú

  17. Marvin, robô construtor para competição em robótica móvel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    André Martin Narciso; Carlos Augusto; Bentes da Silva; Jackson Paul Matsuura

    renatohsp@gmail .com Resumo: Este artigo é sobre a construção do robô autônomo Marvin o Construtor, que foi construído para participar da IV Competição IEEE Brasileira de Robô. A tarefa consiste em empilhar blocos em uma área predeterminada em um menor tempo possível, ganha a torre mais alta. O robô, construído por alunos do Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), foi construído

  18. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PSGRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 19/02/2003. TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º O Curso de PósGraduação a nível de Mestrado e Doutorado em Computação Aplicada CAP, doravante referido como Curso, objetiva formar e capacitar pessoal de nível

  19. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO Coordenadora Acadêmica do Curso Evandro Marconi Rocco Coordenador da Área de Concentração David, Doutor, INPE, 2006. #12;CURSO DE ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E

  20. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PSGRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 04/11/2004. TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º O Curso de PósGraduação a nível de Mestrado e Doutorado em Computação Aplicada CAP, doravante referido como Curso, objetiva formar e capacitar pessoal de nível

  1. Incentives for P2P-Assisted Content Distribution: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

    E-print Network

    Wierman, Adam

    Incentives for P2P-Assisted Content Distribution: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em Vinod Ramaswamy distributors to search for methods of defraying costs. One technique that is often suggested for defraying

  2. Novo modelo em 2015 para financiar

    E-print Network

    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    não tem sido cabal- mente aplicada. O que o Governo propõe agora é "criar um modelo de financiamento Governo vai agora discutir com as universidades e politécnicos como pôr a ideia em prática, dos indicadores ao modo como são calculados. "Solicitámos hoje o contributo das instituições. Agora vai começar o

  3. Efficient Scanning for EM Based Target Localization

    E-print Network

    Fua, Pascal

    of the time. 1 Introduction Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopes (FIB-SEM) and their ability Image Fig. 1. FIB-SEM Scanning Process. The microscope repeatedly scans the surface of a sample blockEfficient Scanning for EM Based Target Localization Raphael Sznitman, Aurelien Lucchi, Natasa

  4. EM Algorithms for PCA and SPCA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sam T. Roweis

    1997-01-01

    Abstract I present an expectation - maximization (EM) algorithm for principal component analysis (PCA) The algorithm allows a few eigenvectors and eigenvalues to be extracted from large collections of high dimensional data It is computationally very efficient in space and time It also natu - rally accommodates missing information I also introduce a new variant of PCA called sensible principal

  5. EM algorithms for ML factor analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald B. Rubin; Dorothy T. Thayer

    1982-01-01

    The details of EM algorithms for maximum likelihood factor analysis are presented for both the exploratory and confirmatory models. The algorithm is essentially the same for both cases and involves only simple least squares regression operations; the largest matrix inversion required is for aq ×q symmetric matrix whereq is the matrix of factors. The example that is used demonstrates that

  6. EMS Division Potential Benefits of Selected

    E-print Network

    Validation Program for ONR 300 KW Test Stand Motor 3.7 MW Motor Operated Successfully with SC magnet at full Homopolar Motors & Projections for Ship Propulsion Topics NOTE: Search for the interplay of technical disciplines!!!!! #12;EMS Division Homopolar Motor Outline ·Homopolar Motor Basics ·Homopolar Motor Technology

  7. Recursos Estratégicos em Propriedades Rurais Familiares

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marcelo Fernandes Pacheco Dias; Eugenio Avila Pedrozo

    2008-01-01

    A agricultura familiar tem papel importante nos agronegócios. A manutenção desses agricultores é uma das preocupações prioritárias dos governos. Também é amplamente conhecido o fato que o desempenho das propriedades familiares varia significativamente. Esse artigo busca contribuir para a explicação do porquê dessa variação de desempenho, através da Teoria Baseado em Recursos (RBV). Nesse sentido, foi desenvolvido um estudo exploratório

  8. EM Algorithm for Symmetric Causal Independence Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rasa Jurgelenaite; Tom Heskes

    2006-01-01

    Causal independence modelling is a well-known method both for reducing the size of probability tables and for explaining the underly- ing mechanisms in Bayesian networks. In this paper, we present the EM algorithm to learn the parameters in causal independence models based on the symmetric Boolean function. The developed algorithm enables us to assess the practical usefulness of the symmetric

  9. ESPÉCIES DO GÊNERO Eimeria (APICOMPLEXA: EIMERIIDAE) EM TAMANDUÁS-BANDEIRA (Myrmecophaga tridactyla LINNAEUS, 1758) EM CATIVEIRO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    FAGNER LUIZ DA C. FREITAS; ANDRÉ S. ZANETTI; CÉLIO R. MACHADO; ROSANGELA Z. MACHADO

    1 ABSTRACT:- FREITAS, F.L. DA C.; ALMEIDA, K. DE S.; ZANETTI, A.S.; NASCIMENTO, A.A. DO; MACHADO, C. R.; MACHADO, R.Z. (Species of the genus Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) in giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758) in captivity). Espécies do gênero Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) em Tamanduás-bandeira (Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758) em cativeiro. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, v. 15, n. 1, p.

  10. Information geometry of the EM and em algorithms for neural networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shun-ichi Amari

    1995-01-01

    In order to realize an input-output relation given by noise-contaminated examples,it is effective to use a stochastic model of neural networks. A model networkincludes hidden units whose activation values are not specified nor observed. It isuseful to estimate the hidden variables from the observed or specified input-outputdata based on the stochastic model. Two algorithms, the EM - and em-algorithms,have so

  11. Estado atual do tratamento da coronariopatia crônica em pacientes diabéticos: evidências e controvérsias baseadas em ensaios clínicos

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Neuza H. Lopes; Jeane M. Tsutsui; Whady A. Hueb

    2007-01-01

    RESUMO Diabetes mellitus é um dos principais fatores de risco para a doença arterial coronária. A doença progride de forma mais acelerada em pacientes diabéticos e está associada com pior prognóstico. Embora a revascularização miocárdica garanta alívio rápido dos sintomas em pacientes com doença arterial coronária documentada, não existe substancial evidência de benefício prognóstico, salvo em situações anatômicas específicas. Adicionalmente,

  12. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PSGRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 07/11/2006

    E-print Network

    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Regimento aprovado pelo CPG em 07/11/2006 TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º O Curso de pósgraduação em Computação Aplicada, doravante referido como Curso, mantém programas de Mestrado e Doutorado com objetivo de formar e capacitar pessoal

  13. Crosshole EM in steel-cased boreholes

    SciTech Connect

    Wilt, M.; Lee, K.H.; Becker, A.; Spies, B.; Wang, B.

    1996-07-01

    The application of crosshole EM methods through steel well-casing was investigated in theoretical, laboratory and field studies. A numerical code was developed that calculates the attenuation and phase delay of an EM dipole signal propagated through a steel well casing lodged in a homogeneous medium. The code was validated with a scale model and used for sensitivity studies of casing and formation properties. Finally, field measurements were made in an oil field undergoing waterflooding. Our most important findings are that (1) crosshole surveys are feasible using a well pair with one metallic and one non-metallic casing. (2) The casing effect seems be localized within the pipe section that includes the sensor. (3) The effects of the casing can be corrected using simple means and (4) crosshole field data that are sensitive to both formation and casing were acquired in a working environment.

  14. Topic-based language models using EM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Gildea; Thomas Hofmann

    1999-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a novel statistical language model to capture topic-related long-range dependencies. Topics are mod- eled in a latent variable framework in which we also derive an EM algorithm to perform a topic factor decomposition based on a segmented training corpus. The topic model is combined with a standard language model to be used for on-line word

  15. Telescópio de patrulhamento solar em 12 GHz

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Utsumi, F.; Costa, J. E. R.

    2003-08-01

    O telescópio de patrulhamento solar é um instrumento dedicado à observação de explosões solares com início de suas operações em janeiro de 2002, trabalhando próximo ao pico de emissão do espectro girossincrotrônico (12 GHz). Trata-se de um arranjo de três antenas concebido para a detecção de explosões e determinação em tempo real da localização da região emissora. Porém, desde sua implementação em uma montagem equatorial movimentada por um sistema de rotação constante (15 graus/hora) o rastreio apresentou pequenas variações de velocidade e folgas nas caixas de engrenagens. Assim, tornou-se necessária a construção de um sistema de correção automática do apontamento que era de fundamental importância para os objetivos do projeto. No segundo semestre de 2002 empreendemos uma série de tarefas com o objetivo de automatizar completamente o rastreio, a calibração, a aquisição de dados, controle de ganhos, offsets e transferência dos dados pela internet através de um projeto custeado pela FAPESP. O rastreio automático é realizado através de um inversor que controla a freqüência da rede de alimentação do motor de rastreio podendo fazer micro-correções na direção leste-oeste conforme os radiômetros desta direção detectem uma variação relativa do sinal. Foi adicionado também um motor na direção da declinação para correção automática da variação da direção norte-sul. Após a implementação deste sistema a precisão do rastreio melhorou para um desvio máximo de 30 segundos de arco, o que está muito bom para este projeto. O Telescópio se encontra em funcionamento automático desde março de 2003 e já conta com várias explosões observadas após a conclusão desta fase de automação. Estamos apresentando as explosões mais intensas do período e com as suas respectivas posições no disco solar.

  16. Simplex EMS users knock company's service support

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cohn

    1982-01-01

    Simplex Tape Recorder Co. is not responding fast enough to please some of its energy management system (EMS) users who need service or new parts. The users complain that Simplex load-shedding, time-of-day control, and duty-cycling functions do not compare with the quality of its security and fire functions. Company spokesmen claim that service and parts are available on a 24-hour

  17. Helicopter EMS: Research Endpoints and Potential Benefits

    PubMed Central

    Thomas, Stephen H.; Arthur, Annette O.

    2012-01-01

    Patients, EMS systems, and healthcare regions benefit from Helicopter EMS (HEMS) utilization. This article discusses these benefits in terms of specific endpoints utilized in research projects. The endpoint of interest, be it primary, secondary, or surrogate, is important to understand in the deployment of HEMS resources or in planning further HEMS outcomes research. The most important outcomes are those which show potential benefits to the patients, such as functional survival, pain relief, and earlier ALS care. Case reports are also important “outcomes” publications. The benefits of HEMS in the rural setting is the ability to provide timely access to Level I or Level II trauma centers and in nontrauma, interfacility transport of cardiac, stroke, and even sepsis patients. Many HEMS crews have pharmacologic and procedural capabilities that bring a different level of care to a trauma scene or small referring hospital, especially in the rural setting. Regional healthcare and EMS system's benefit from HEMS by their capability to extend the advanced level of care throughout a region, provide a “backup” for areas with limited ALS coverage, minimize transport times, make available direct transport to specialized centers, and offer flexibility of transport in overloaded hospital systems. PMID:22203905

  18. TESE DE DOUTORADO EM ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS ELETRNICOS E DE AUTOMAO

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    de Queiroz, Ricardo L.

    TESE DE DOUTORADO EM ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS ELETRÔNICOS E DE AUTOMAÇÃO CODIFICAÇÃO DE VÍDEO ESCALONÁVEL EM COMPLEXIDADE E EM ENERGIA Tiago Alves da Fonseca Brasília, agosto de 2012 UNIVERSIDADE DE ENGENHARIA ELÉTRICA CODIFICAÇÃO DE VÍDEO ESCALONÁVEL EM COMPLEXIDADE E EM ENERGIA Tiago Alves da Fonseca

  19. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL/2004 A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica em reunião de 19 de março de 2004 e em Reunião do Conselho de (dez) horas de aulas ministradas ao longo do semestre, em disciplinas de graduação de 60 (sessenta

  20. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL.inf.ufrgs.br/pgmicro Lista, em ordem alfabética, dos selecionados ao curso de Mestrado com ingresso em 2012/01 André Luiz de PósGraduação em Microeletrônica #12;PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO

  1. MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR EM ESPÉCIES ARBÓREAS NATIVAS DA BACIA DO RIO TIBAGI, PARANÁ

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Waldemar Zangaro; Silvio M. A. Nisizaki; Juliana C. B. Domingos; Emilia M. Nakano

    RESUMO: Relata-se a incidência da colonização de micorriza arbuscular (MA) e a resposta à inocu- lação em 81 espécies arbóreas nativas da bacia do rio Tibagi (PR), em condições de casa de vegetação. Também é relatada a incidência da colonização de MA em 51 espécies arbóreas nativas coletadas em áreas em início de sucessão arbórea e no interior da floresta

  2. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 03/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO ACAD�MICO PARA O PRIMEIRO SEMESTRE LETIVO DE 2014 PRE�MBULO O Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia da

  3. Online EM for Unsupervised Models NAACL June 3, 2009

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Online EM for Unsupervised Models NAACL ­ June 3, 2009 Percy Liang Dan Klein #12;Based on a true.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 accuracy Batch EM 2 #12;Based on a true story Part-of-speech induction: DT NNP NNP VBD The European Commission agreed 20 40 60 80 iterations 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 accuracy Batch EM Online

  4. CARACTERIZAÇÃO DO PERFIL DA APICULTURA EM CAPÃO BONITO E ADJACÊNCIAS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cristina Fachini; Ricardo Firetti; Eduardo Cardoso De Oliveira; Antonio Assiz De Carvalho Filho

    2008-01-01

    O Sudoeste Paulista é a segunda maior região do Estado em importância para a apicultura tendo totalizado em 2006 o valor de produção de R$ 3.052.402 com 17.135 colméias. Em 2006 os “produtores de mel” de Capão Bonito existiam “produtores de mel” que tinham a apicultura como principal fonte de renda até agricultores familiares que tinham a produção de mel

  5. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO Coordenador Acadmico

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO (PGSER) Coordenador Acadêmico Elisabete Caria Moraes, Doutora, INPE, 2002 Conselho do Curso Elisabete Caria Moraes - Presidente Flávio Jorge Ponzoni - Membro

  6. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO Coordenador Acadmico

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO (PGSER) Coordenador Acadêmico Flávio Jorge Ponzoni, Doutor, UFPR, 1993 Conselho do Curso Flávio Jorge Ponzoni - Presidente Mauricio Alves Moreira - Membro

  7. Modelo de Sistema de Conhecimento para Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heloise Manica; Aldinea Walkoff; M. A. R. Dantas; José Leomar Todesco

    This article presents a Knowledge System model for Mobile Emergency Services Support (MESS), where the health professionals involved deals with the most varied events and carry out a diversity of procedures for each situation. It proposed a model based on knowledge engineering techniques supported by the mobile computing technology. The theoretical study shows that the use of the ontology technique

  8. Analysis and applicability of the Dutch EMS system into countries developing EMS systems.

    PubMed

    Dib, Joe E; Naderi, Sassan; Sheridan, Indrani A; Alagappan, Kumar

    2006-01-01

    Development of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is a challenging task for administrators, government agencies, and politicians. Factors such as the political climate, governmental support, and monetary resources heavily influence and shape the development of an EMS system. There are various systems in place to meet the functional needs and abilities of different regions while maintaining the basic principle of providing fast attention to those in need, and transportation to a definitive care facility. In this report, we describe the current Dutch EMS system in Amsterdam and the methods of daily pre-hospital health care delivery used, while exploring its potential applicability in developing nations. The Dutch EMS system is a nurse-driven triage system, both at the dispatch level and at the treatment level. Of the approximate yearly 165,000 calls received at the dispatch center, 40% of the requests were triaged based on national protocols such that no emergency ambulance dispatching was necessary. Furthermore, 30% of patients were treated at the scene, and did not subsequently require emergency transport to a definitive care facility. PMID:16434351

  9. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS, REA DE CONCENTRAO EM

    E-print Network

    direito a voto; que deverá ser o representante e Coordenador Acadêmico da Área de Concentração e membro do presidente em seus impedimentos temporários) com direito a voto. O coordenador do Conselho de Área de;2 III ­ um representante do Corpo Discente, com direito a voto; Art. 5o ­ Os integrantes do Conselho de

  10. O perfil do médico em formação em radiologia e diagnóstico por imagem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Glauce Cerqueira Corrêa da Silva; Hilton Augusto Koch; Evandro Guimarães de Sousa

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Identificar diferenças no perfil psicossocial do especializando e médico residente em radiologia e diagnóstico por imagem, avaliar a aspiração profissional e as motivações internas que os influenciaram a escolher a especialidade radiologia e diagnóstico por imagem e se o nível de satisfação profissional melhora a relação médico-paciente. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi aplicado um questionário com 26 perguntas que constava

  11. HISTÓRIA, LITERATURA E DITADURA: O CASO JOÃO PAZ EM INCIDENTE EM ANTARES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniela Freitas Torres; Elaine dos Santos

    This article refers to a possible critic of the Brazilian military and dictatorial regime in the 1960´s and 1970s, trough the eyes of João Paz, a character in the novel of Erico Veríssimo, Incidente em Antares . The research, from a bibliographic point of view, has been based on recent theories that relate to facts in the History and Literature

  12. EM threat analysis for wireless systems.

    SciTech Connect

    Burkholder, R. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Mariano, Robert J.; Schniter, P. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory); Gupta, I. J. (Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory)

    2006-06-01

    Modern digital radio systems are complex and must be carefully designed, especially when expected to operate in harsh propagation environments. The ability to accurately predict the effects of propagation on wireless radio performance could lead to more efficient radio designs as well as the ability to perform vulnerability analyses before and after system deployment. In this report, the authors--experts in electromagnetic (EM) modeling and wireless communication theory--describe the construction of a simulation environment that is capable of quantifying the effects of wireless propagation on the performance of digital communication.

  13. Communication - An Effective Tool for Implementing ISO 14001/EMS

    SciTech Connect

    Rachel Damewood; Bowen Huntsman

    2004-04-01

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) received ISO 14001/EMS certification in June 2002. Communication played an effective role in implementing ISO 14001/EMS at the INEEL. This paper describes communication strategies used during the implementation and certification processes. The INEEL achieved Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) and Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status in 2001. ISMS implemented a formal process to plan and execute work. VPP facilitated worker involvement by establishing geographic units at various facilities with employee points of contact and management champions. The INEEL Environmental Management System (EMS) was developed to integrate the environmental functional area into its ISMS and VPP. Since the core functions of ISMS, VPP, and EMS are interchangeable, they were easy to integrate. Communication is essential to successfully implement an EMS. (According to ISO 14001 requirements, communication interacts with 12 other elements of the requirements.) We developed communication strategies that integrated ISMS, VPP, and EMS. For example, the ISMS, VPP, and EMS Web sites communicated messages to the work force, such as “VPP emphasizes the people side of doing business, ISMS emphasizes the system side of doing business, and EMS emphasizes the systems to protect the environment; but they all define work, identify and analyze hazards, and mitigate the hazards.” As a result of this integration, the work force supported and implemented the EMS. In addition, the INEEL established a cross-functional communication team to assist with implementing the EMS. The team included members from the Training and Communication organizations, VPP office, Pollution Prevention, Employee and Media Relations, a union representative, facility environmental support, and EMS staff. This crossfunctional team used various communication strategies to promote our EMS to all organization levels and successfully implemented EMS activities through VPP geographic units. In summary, the ISMS and VPP process at the INEEL provided the basic framework of management support and worker involvement to implement our EMS. A cross-functional communication team was established to facilitate the implementation with great success. Communication has been an effective tool for implementing an ISO 14001/EMS at the INEEL.

  14. AVALIAÇÃO DA PRESENÇA DE ENDOSSIMBIONTES Cardinium em DIFERENTES ESPÉCIES DE ARTRÓPODES.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A presença de endossimbiontes do gênero Cardinium em alguns grupos de artrópodes foi recentemente relatada e relacionada com diversas alterações reprodutivas em seus hospedeiros, tais como feminilização de ácaros, partenogênese em parasitóides, incompatibilidade citoplasmática e aumento da fecundida...

  15. Ideas for On-Chip Measurement of EM Interference

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    Anlage, Steven

    Ideas for On-Chip Measurement of EM Interference by R. Jacob Baker Boise State University #12;Noninvasive Ckts Must not interfere with circuit operation Connect to on-chip circuitry Robust operation (tolerant to EM interference) Example: Connect measuring circuit to clock distribution tree. What happens

  16. 10 CFR Appendixes E-M to Part 52 - [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    10 Energy 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false [Reserved] E Appendixes E-M to Part 52 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Appendixes E-M to Part 52...

  17. 10 CFR Appendixes E-M to Part 52 - [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false [Reserved] E Appendixes E-M to Part 52 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Appendixes E-M to Part 52...

  18. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 2/2012 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO ACADÊMICO E DOUTORADO ECOLOGIA, no uso de suas atribuições legais, estabelece e torrna público as normas do processo seletivo

  19. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 3/2012 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO ACADÊMICO E DOUTORADO Ecologia, no uso de suas atribuições legais, torna público e estabelece a retificação do Edital nº 02

  20. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECOLOGIA

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA EDITAL No. 03/2010 SELEÇÃO DE CANDIDATOS ÀS VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ECOLOGIA PARA OS CURSOS DE MESTRADO ACADÊMICO E DOUTORADO ECOLOGIA no uso de suas atribuições legais, estabelece e torna públicas as normas do processo seletivo para

  1. Asymptotic Distribution of the EMS Option Price Estimator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jin-Chuan Duan; Geneviève Gauthier; Jean-Guy Simonato

    2001-01-01

    Monte Carlo simulation is commonly used for computing prices of derivative securities when an analytical solution does not exist. Recently, a new simulation technique known as empirical martingale simulation (EMS) has been proposed by Duan and Simonato (1998) as a way of improving simulation accuracy. EMS has one drawback however. Because of the dependency among sample paths created by the

  2. AVALIAÇÃO BIOMECÂNICA DOS TRABALHADORES EM MARCENARIAS NO DISTRITO

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nilton Cesar Fiedler; Natália S. Menezes; Nuno C. Azevedo; José Reinaldo Moreira da Silva

    2003-01-01

    A pesquisa foi desenvolvida com base em dados coletados com funcionários de marcenarias no Distrito Federal com o objetivo de fazer uma avaliação biomecânica do trabalhador nas mais diversas máquinas. A avaliação foi feita com a filmagem dos trabalhadores em perfil, avaliação das forças envolvidas e posterior congelamento das imagens e medição dos ângulos das articulações para análise no software

  3. Mecnica Eststica Introduo e Sistemas clssicos em equilbrio, ensembles: microcannico,

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    Stariolo, Daniel Adrián

    Mecânica Estística 2012 Súmula · Introdução e Sistemas clássicos em equilíbrio, ensembles na física e em outras ciências. · Estatísticas quânticas, sistemas de bósons: estatística de Bose-Einstein, sis- temas de férmions: estatística de Fermi-Dirac, exemplos. · Transições de fase: modelos de

  4. Motivac~ao Consist^encia: modelos baseados em dados

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    Rodriguez, Noemi

    Motiva¸c~ao Consist^encia: modelos baseados em dados Consist^encia: modelos baseados do cliente Implementa¸c~ao Localiza¸c~ao de r´eplicas Replica¸c~ao Sistemas Distribu´idos junho de 2013 Replica¸c~ao #12;Motiva¸c~ao Consist^encia: modelos baseados em dados Consist^encia: modelos baseados do cliente

  5. EM algorithm for sparse representation-based image inpainting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohamed-jalal Fadili; Jean-luc Starck

    2005-01-01

    We introduce an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm for image inpainting based on a penalized likelihood formulated using linear sparse representations. Taking advantage of the sparsity of representations, a regularization through a prior penalty is imposed on the reconstructed coefficients. From a statistical point of view, the inpainting can be viewed as an estimation problem with missing data. The EM framework is

  6. Psiquiatria baseada em evidências Evidence-based psychiatry

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    Maurício S de Lima; Bernardo GO Soaresb e; Josué Bacaltchuk

    Em psiquiatria, observa-se grande variabilidade de práticas clínicas, muitas vezes desnecessária. Essas varia- ções podem estar relacionadas à ausência de evidência científica confiável ou ao desconhecimento das evidên- cias de boa qualidade disponíveis. A medicina baseada em evidências (MBE) é uma combinação de estratégias que busca assegurar que o cuidado individual do paciente seja baseado na melhor informação disponível, a

  7. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO Coordenador Acadêmico do Curso Evandro Marconi Rocco Coordenador da Área de Concentração David dos, USA, 1997 Antonio Osny de Toledo do CTA/IEAV, Doutor, ITA, Brasil, 1996 #12;CURSO DE ENGENHARIA E

  8. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS

    E-print Network

    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE CONCENTRAÇÃO EM COMBUSTÃO E PROPULSÃO Coordenador Acadêmico do Curso Evandro Marconi Rocco Coordenador da Área de Concentração David dos Mendonça do IAE/CTA, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA, 1997 #12;CURSO DE ENGENHARIA E TECNOLOGIA ESPACIAIS ÁREA DE

  9. EM 385-1-1, 2008 Major Changes and Rationale

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EM 385-1-1, 2008 Change #6 Major Changes and Rationale Sections 11, 18 and 16 (Cranes and Hoisting, change wording to Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs)/Forklifts and Telehandlers. All PITs and telehandlers (EM 385-1-1, Appendices I, Q and S) · Appendix I, DELETE ­ Rationale: Crane Testing Requirements

  10. ELEKTRA: Um Chatterbot para Uso em Ambiente Educacional

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle Denise Leonhardt; Daiane Dorneles de Castro; Liane Margarida; Rockenbach Tarouco

    2003-01-01

    **** Resumo. A E ducação à Distância vem despertando muito interesse de pesquisadores de diversas áreas. Por isso, também vem sendo muito a bordada em congressos, workshops e seminários. Muito se discute sobre a união entre tecnologia e educação visando complementar a formação de estudantes. Com a pesquisa em Inteligência Artificial, surgiram os chatterbots. Chatterbots são programas destinados a demonstrar

  11. Institutional Design for EMS-Based Government Procurement Policies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matthew Potoski; Aseem Prakash

    2006-01-01

    In recent years scholars have highlighted the public policy potential of using voluntary programs based on environmental management systems (EMS) to improve firms' environmental and regulatory performance. While firms receive some benefits for joining EMS-based voluntary programs, these incentives could be strengthened if governments mandated joining such programs as a precondition for participating in government procurement. While we support Arnold

  12. accredited clinical research, EMS and non-operative

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    Cinabro, David

    accredited clinical research, EMS and non-operative sports fellowships to supplement our are magnified by their young wide eyes. I have had many come back to me later--most of whom I do not recall and nationally. In my short time in the SIC world, I have had the opportunity to view the other EM departments

  13. An approximate EM Homographical Iterative Closest Point algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Markus Louw; Fred Nicolls

    This paper describes an approximately expectation- maximization (EM) formulation of a homographical iterative closest point registration approach (henceforth HICP). We show that such an EM approach allows the algorithm to converge faster, and more robustly in the presence of noise. Although this algorithm can register points transformed by a more general set of linear transformations than the original Iterative Closest

  14. Cytogenetic characterization of the CHO mutant EM9

    SciTech Connect

    Dillehay, L.E.; Thompson, L.H.; Carrano, A.V.

    1983-12-12

    A remarkable property of the Chinese hamster ovary mutant EM9 is its very high baseline frequency of sister-chromatid exchange (SCE), about 110 per cell. EM9 is also hypersensitive (7-fold) to the induction of SCE by EMS. The high baseline SCE frequency in EM9 appears to be the result of a single mutational event. DNA replication in EM9 and AA8 was studied using pulse labeling and alkaline elution. After a 1 hour labeling period, the majority of the labeled DNA elutes rapidly indicating the small size of the nascent single-stranded molecules. In the absence of BradUrd substitution more than 50% of the labeled DNA is retained on the filter after a 1 hour chase.

  15. Contour extracting with combination particle filtering and EM algorithm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Meng, Bo; Zhu, Ming

    2008-03-01

    The problem of extracting continuous structures from images is a difficult issue in early pattern recognition and image processing. Tracking with contours in a filtering framework requires a dynamical model for prediction. Recently, Particle filter, is widely used because its multiple hypotheses and versatility within framework. However, the good choice of the propagation function is still its main problem. In this paper, an improved particle filter, EM-PF algorithm is proposed which using the EM (Expectation-Maximization) algorithm to learn the dynamical models. The EM algorithm can explicitly learn the parameters of the dynamical models from training sequences. The advantage of using the EM algorithm in particle filter is that it is capable of improve tracking contour by having accurate model parameters. Though the experiment results, we show how our EM-PF can be applied to produces more robust and accurate extracting.

  16. Responsabilidade Social e Estratégia Internacional: pressupostos teóricos e diretrizes para a atuação de multinacionais em países em desenvolvimento

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eloi Junior Damke; Queila Regina Souza

    Resumo: A questão da Responsabilidade Social corporativa tem sido considerada, entre muitos autores da área da administração , como um tema de relevância crescente na formulação de estratégias empresariais. Considerando o contexto atual em que se fundamentam estas proposições, este trabalho procura relacionar alguns dos principais argumentos favoráveis e desfavoráveis à responsabilida de social das empresas privadas, em especial aquelas

  17. Hanford Site performance summary: EM funded programs

    SciTech Connect

    Edwards, C.

    1995-09-01

    Hanford performance at fiscal year end reflects a three percent unfavorable schedule variance ($46.3 million*) which was an improvement over August 1995 ($46.3 million for September versus $65.9 million for August) and is below established reporting thresholds (greater than 3 percent). The majority of the behind schedule condition (53 percent) is attributed to EM-40 (Office of Environmental Restoration [ER]) and is a result of late receipt of funds, procurement delays, and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work planned but not accomplished. Other primary contributors to the behind schedule condition are associated with tank farm upgrades, high-level waste disposal and work for others (support to the US Department of Energy-Headquarters [DOE-HQ]). The remaining behind schedule condition is distributed throughout the remaining Hanford programs and do not share common causes. A breakdown of individuals listed on page 8.

  18. Occupational infectious disease exposures in EMS personnel.

    PubMed

    Reed, E; Daya, M R; Jui, J; Grellman, K; Gerber, L; Loveless, M O

    1993-01-01

    Reports of occupationally transmitted hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prompted the Portland Bureau of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (PFB) to institute a comprehensive program for handling and tracking on-the-job infectious disease exposures. Data were collected for a 2-year period beginning January 1, 1988, and ending December 31, 1989, utilizing verbal and written exposure reports, prehospital care reports, and PFB statistical information. Two hundred and fifty-six (256) exposures were categorized. The overall incidence of reported exposure was 4.4/1,000 emergency medical service (EMS) calls. Of these exposures, 14 (5.5%) were needle sticks, 15 (5.9%) were eye splashes, 8 (3.1%) were mucous membrane exposures, 38 (14.8%) were exposure to nonintact skin, 120 (46.9%) were exposures to intact skin, and 61 (23.8%) involved respiratory exposure only. The incidence of exposure of nonintact skin or mucous membranes to blood or body fluids and needle sticks was 1.3/1,000 EMS calls. Forty-eight individuals (64% of those incurring needle sticks, or exposure of non-intact skin or mucous membranes to blood or body fluids) were treated and followed for signs of infection. Of this group, 11 individuals (26%) previously vaccinated against hepatitis B demonstrated inadequate HBsAb titers at the time of exposure. Requests for HIV and HBV information on source patients were made for needle sticks or exposure of nonintact skin or mucous membranes to blood or high-risk body fluids. Information on the source patient's HIV status was obtained for 57% of these requests.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8445190

  19. Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Síndrome Metabólica em Crianças e Adolescentes Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cristhine L. Chagas; Diego G. Figuerôa; Ênio H. Rios; Gérson Carvalho; Gustavo Mascarenhas; Ives D. Barbosa; João M. Braghiroli; João N. Tupiná; Mariana F. Miranda; Naiara A. Fraga; Luis F. Adan

    2007-01-01

    A Síndrome Metabólica caracteriza-se pela associação de fatores de risco cardiovascular, como obesidade, resistência à insulina, dislipidemia e hipertensão arterial. Sua prevalência geral em crianças e adolescentes norte-americanos é de 3-4%, mas atinge 28,7% naqueles com Índice de Massa Corpórea (IMC) = percentil 95. Observa-se que os fatores predisponentes à síndrome se manifestam desde a vida intra-uterina. Apesar de bem

  20. PROTOCOLO DE COLETA DE MATERIAL BIOLGICO PARA ESTUDOS DE GENTICA MOLECULAR EM CARNVOROS E OUTROS

    E-print Network

    Eizirik, Eduardo

    PROTOCOLO DE COLETA DE MATERIAL BIOLÓGICO PARA ESTUDOS DE GENÉTICA MOLECULAR EM CARNÍVOROS E OUTROS encontrados mortos (p. ex. em estradas), peles apreendidas e qualquer outro material disponível. Apesar de a ênfase atual de nossas pesquisas em genética ser em carnívoros neotropicais, pesquisas similares com

  1. INVERSION OF EM DATA TO RECOVER 1-D CONDUCTIVITY AND A GEOMETRIC SURVEY PARAMETER

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    INVERSION OF EM DATA TO RECOVER 1-D CONDUCTIVITY AND A GEOMETRIC SURVEY PARAMETER By Sean Eugene electromagnetic (EM) data. There are two types of data which are of particular interest: airborne EM (AEM) and ground based horizontal loop EM (HLEM). When dealing with AEM data there is a potential for errors

  2. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL/2007 A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, no uso de suas atribuições regimentais, em reunião realizada, para participação de alunos e professores permanentes em congressos nacionais e internacionais, e dá

  3. Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM Longin Jan Latecki Maximization (EM) step. By evaluating EM approximation quality we are able to recognize a locally optimal solution, and modify the number of model components and their parameters. Consequently, EM can converge

  4. COMPORTAMENTO E CARACTERIZAO ELETROQUMICA DE MICROELETRODOS DE DIAMANTE DOPADO COM BORO EM

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    COMPORTAMENTO E CARACTERIZAÇÃO ELETROQUÍMICA DE MICROELETRODOS DE DIAMANTE DOPADO COM BORO EM FIO janela de potencial em meio aquoso, inércia química e excelente resistência à passivação, que é de importância considerável em eletroanalítica2 . Por outro lado, em sua maioria, os EDDB descritos na literatura

  5. Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Polygonal Approximation of Laser Range Data Based on Perceptual Grouping and EM Longin Jan Latecki to evaluate the approximation quality obtained in each Expecta- tion Maximization (EM) step. By evaluating EM components and their parameters. Consequently, EM can converge only to a globally optimal solution

  6. Ensino Superior de excelncia altura em que o Ensino Superior portugus granjeia de significativa notoriedade

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Ensino Superior de excelência Numa altura em que o Ensino Superior português granjeia de.° melhor do mundo em 20 12, tendo subido uma posição em relação ao ranking do ano anterior. Portugal melhora em todos os indicadores avaliados pela lista elaborada pela rede internacional Universitas 2 1

  7. EM TECNOLOGIA Os recm-licenciados tm sentido a eteuada taxa

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    FORMAÇÃO EM TECNOLOGIA Os recém-licenciados têm sentido a eteuada taxa de desemprego do país. No momento de escolher o curso o frequentar o gosto já não é o principal factor a ter em conta, cada ue^ mais delas a serem leccionadas também em regime pós-laboral. A oferta passa por cursos como a Licenciatura em

  8. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL-Graduação em Microeletrônica, em reunião de 13 de agosto de 2008, Resolve - A aprovação na disciplina MIC59 obrigatória MIC02 Concepção de Circuitos em Alta Escala (VLSI), 4 créditos. Prof. Henri Ivanov Boudinov

  9. Introduction Everything observed kMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM Algorithm Expectation Maximisation

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    Englebienne, Gwenn

    Introduction Everything observed kMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM AlgorithmMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM Algorithm 1 Introduction 2 Everything observed 3 k Extensions to EM #12;Introduction Everything observed kMeans Clustering Mixtures of Gaussians The General EM

  10. Can current EMS dispatch protocols identify layperson-reported sentinel conditions?

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    Keith W. Neely; Jayant Eldurkar; Markley E. R. Drake

    2000-01-01

    Introduction. Managed care organizations are seeking opportunities to capitate for emergency medical services (EMS). These and others pressures are motivating EMS planners to find innovative ways to redeploy existing EMS resources. A successful redeployment of resources implies a mechanism for more carefully matching EMS resources to need than currently exists. Objective. To determine whether the methods dispatchers currently use to

  11. Medically Unnecessary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transports Among Children Ages 0 to 17 Years

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    P. Daniel Patterson; Elizabeth G. Baxley; Janice C. Probst; James R. Hussey; Charity G. Moore

    2006-01-01

    Objectives: Estimate the prevalence of medically unnecessary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transports among children. Methods: We linked EMS and emergency department (ED) billing records for all EMS-to-hospital transports of children originating in three counties in South Carolina between January 1, 2001 and March 31, 2003. EMS responses resulting in no transport, transports to destinations other than the ED, or multiple

  12. SOLUC ~OES PARA CONTROLO VISUAL DE MOVIMENTO: APLICAC ~AO EM SEGUIMENTO

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    Barreto, Joao

    , movimento direita- esquerda tamb´em designado por "eye pan", e eleva¸c~ao, movimento cima- baixo tamb´emSOLUC¸ ~OES PARA CONTROLO VISUAL DE MOVIMENTO: APLICAC¸ ~AO EM SEGUIMENTO COM VIS~AO ACTIVA Provas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.1.1 Seguimento com o Olho Cicl´opico . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.1.2 Seguimento em Verg

  13. EM algorithm estimation of TCM scheme over multipath fading

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    Gunawan, Wiedy

    1997-01-01

    The performance of Trellis Coded Modulation scheme via Expectation-Maximization algorithm utilizing a Kalman filter over multipath fading is presented. EM algorithm offers an easier computation than the classical ML estimation does. To get a better...

  14. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO Coordenador Acadmico

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO (PGSER) Coordenador Acadêmico Flávio Jorge Ponzoni, Doutor, UFPR, 1993 Conselho do Curso Flávio Jorge Ponzoni - Presidente Douglas F. M. Gherardi - Membro

  15. CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA

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    CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA Coordenador Acadêmico Sandra Aparecida Sandri, Dra (Workshop dos Cursos de Mestrado e Doutorado da CAP) e, obrigatoriedade de submeter trabalho a todos os

  16. EMS-Vision: a perceptual system for autonomous vehicles

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    Rudolf Gregor; Michael Lützeler; Martin Pellkofer; K.-H. Siedersberger; Ernst Dieter Dickmanns

    2002-01-01

    The paper gives a survey on the new Expectation- based Multifocal Saccadic Vision (EMS-Vision) system for autonomous vehicle guidance developed at the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UBM). EMS-Vision is the third generation dynamic vision system following the 4-D approach. Its core element is a new camera arrangement, mounted on a high bandwidth pan-tilt head for active gaze control. Central knowledge

  17. Captulo 39 Operadores Lineares NaoLimitados em Espacos de

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    Barata, João Carlos Alves

    Jâ??anos von Neumann (1903--1957). Von Neumann tambâ??em adotou os nomes de Johann von Neumann e Johnâ?ao­limitados em espaâ?ºcos de Hilbert foi desenvolvida originalmente por von Neumann 1 no final dos anos 20 e no in limitados. O propâ??osito especâ??�fico de von Neumann era prover a entâ?ao nascente Mecâ??anica Quâ??antica de

  18. Preliminary Experiment of EM Technology on Waste Water Treatment

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    Gede Ngurah Wididana

    The objective of the experiment was to investigate the effect of EM4 on improving the quality of waste water. The experiment was conducted in two locations of candy factory, viz Nestle and Trebor Companies in Jakarta. The EM4 was treated in laboratory condition to the effluent of waste water of non adjusted pH (pH 4.0) and adjusted pH (pH 7.44)

  19. A History and Informal Assessment of the <em>Slacker Astronomyem> Podcast

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Price, Aaron; Gay, Pamela; Searle, Travis; Brissenden, Gina

    Slacker Astronomyem> is a weekly podcast that covers a recent astronomical news event or discovery. The show has a unique style consisting of irreverent, over-the-top humor combined with a healthy dose of hard science. According to our demographic analysis, the combination of this style and the unique podcasting distribution mechanism allows the show to reach audiences younger and busier than those reached via traditional channels. We report on the successes and challenges of the first year of the show, and provide an informal assessment of its role as a source for astronomical news and concepts for its approximately 15,500 weekly listeners.

  20. Regras para atribuio e renovao de bolsas CAPES e CNPq Art. 1 Os cursos de ps-graduao em nvel de mestrado e doutorado em Computao Aplicada (CAP)

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    Regras para atribuição e renovação de bolsas CAPES e CNPq Art. 1º ­ Os cursos de pós-graduação em nível de mestrado e doutorado em Computação Aplicada (CAP) do Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais a sua proposta de dissertação em até 15 (quinze) meses após o seu ingresso no programa; Art. 3º ­ Não

  1. Mais de metade do total de investigadores do Pas est no ensino superior. Estes passaram de 50%, em

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    %, em 1995, para 62%, em 2010 Maria Joio Alexandre Ao longo dos últimos anos, a des- pesa das empresas privadas em investigação e desenvolvimen- to (I6D) aumentou. E, ao contrário do Estado, os gastos em investigação diminuíram. É, assim, natural que o número de investigadores doutorados em atividades de I6D

  2. Degradation of Benzodiazepines after 120 Days of EMS Deployment

    PubMed Central

    McMullan, Jason T.; Jones, Elizabeth; Barnhart, Bruce; Denninghoff, Kurt; Spaite, Daniel; Zaleski, Erin; Silbergleit, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Introduction EMS treatment of status epilepticus improves outcomes, but the benzodiazepine best suited for EMS use is unclear, given potential high environmental temperature exposures. Objective To describe the degradation of diazepam, lorazepam, and midazolam as a function of temperature exposure and time over 120 days of storage on active EMS units. Methods Study boxes containing vials of diazepam, lorazepam, and midazolam were distributed to 4 active EMS units in each of 2 EMS systems in the southwestern United States during May–August 2011. The boxes logged temperature every minute and were stored in EMS units per local agency policy. Two vials of each drug were removed from each box at 30-day intervals and underwent high-performance liquid chromatography to determine drug concentration. Concentration was analyzed as mean (and 95%CI) percent of initial labeled concentration as a function of time and mean kinetic temperature (MKT). Results 192 samples were collected (2 samples of each drug from each of 4 units per city at 4 time-points). After 120 days, the mean relative concentration (95%CI) of diazepam was 97.0% (95.7–98.2%) and of midazolam was 99.0% (97.7–100.2%). Lorazepam experienced modest degradation by 60 days (95.6% [91.6–99.5%]) and substantial degradation at 90 days (90.3% [85.2-95.4%]) and 120 days (86.5% [80.7–92.3%]). Mean MKT was 31.6°C (95%CI 27.1–36.1). Increasing MKT was associated with greater degradation of lorazepam, but not midazolam or diazepam. Conclusions Midazolam and diazepam experienced minimal degradation throughout 120 days of EMS deployment in high-heat environments. Lorazepam experienced significant degradation over 120 days and appeared especially sensitive to higher MKT exposure. PMID:24548058

  3. F589 -QUINTA LISTA DE EXERCICIOS 1. Mostre, para um atomo de Thompson, que um eletron que esta em movimento em

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    ´a em movimento em uma ´orbita circular est´avel gira com a mesma frequ^encia com que ele oscilaria em. Mostre que a frequ^encia de rota¸c~ao de um el´etron em um ´atomo no modelo de hidrog^enio de Bohr ´e´etron de um ´atomo de hidrog^enio em um estado com n=8? 1 #12;9. Mostre que quando a energia cin´etica de

  4. EMS Stretcher “Misadventures” in a Large, Urban EMS System: A Descriptive Analysis of Contributing Factors and Resultant Injuries

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    Goodloe, Jeffrey M.; Crowder, Christopher J.; Arthur, Annette O.; Thomas, Stephen H.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose. There is a paucity of data regarding EMS stretcher-operation-related injuries. This study describes and analyzes characteristics associated with undesirable stretcher operations, with or without resultant injury in a large, urban EMS agency. Methods. In the study agency, all stretcher-related “misadventures” are required to be documented, regardless of whether injury results. All stretcher-related reports between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 were queried in retrospective analysis, avoiding Hawthorne effect in stretcher operations. Results. During the year studied, 129,110 patients were transported. 23 stretcher incidents were reported (0.16 per 1,000 transports). No patient injury occurred. Four EMS providers sustained minor injuries. Among contributing aspects, the most common involved operations surrounding the stretcher-ambulance safety latch, 14/23 (60.9%). From a personnel injury prevention perspective, there exists a significant relationship between combative patients and crew injury related to stretcher operation, Fisher's exact test 0.048. Conclusions. In this large, urban EMS system, the incidence of injury related to stretcher operations in the one-year study period is markedly low, with few personnel injuries and no patient injuries incurred. Safety for EMS personnel and patients could be advanced by educational initiatives that highlight specific events and conditions contributing to stretcher-related adverse events. PMID:22606379

  5. Conceptual design of the ATLAS EM muon chamber support structures

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    Von Boehn-Buchholz, R; Tchepournov, V; Wotschack, J

    1998-01-01

    The conceptual design of the support structures of the EM muon chambers is presented. On each side of the detector the EM chambers are arranged in four layers: one layer of MDTs and the three layers of TGCs. The chambers are mounted on four individual wheel structures per side. The four wheels are inclined by 1.23% and suspended from two longitudinal beams parallel to the beam axis. In order to allow for the opening of the ATLAS detector the wheels can be displaced longitudinally over a distance of 6 m. In addition individual wheels can be separated from each other by up to 1 m for maintenance purposes.

  6. EM Calorimeters for SoLID at Jefferson Lab

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    Z.W. Zhao, J. Huang, M. Meziane, X. Zheng, P.E. Reimer, D. Armstrong, T. Averett, W. Deconinck

    2012-12-01

    Several approved experiments at Jefferson Lab for the 12 GeV era will use the proposed Solenoid Large Intensity Device (SoLID) spectrometer. Two EM calorimeters with a total area of 15 square meters are required for electron identification and electron-pion separation. The challenge is to build calorimeters that can withstand high radiation doses in high magnetic field region and bring photon signals to low field region for readout. Several types of calorimeters were considered and we are favoring Shashlyk type as a result of balancing performance and cost. Our preliminary design and simulation of SoLID EM calorimeters are presented.

  7. EM Cygni: a study of its eclipse timings

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    Sz. Csizmadia; Zs. Nagy; T. Borkovits; T. Hegedus; I. B. Biro; Z. T. Kiss

    2007-09-17

    EM Cygni is a Z Cam-subtype eclipsing dwarf nova. Its orbital period variations were reported in the past but the results were in conflict to each other while other studies allowed the possibility of no period variation. In this study we report accurate new times of minima of this eclipsing binary and update its O-C diagram. We also estimate the mass transfer rate in EM Cygni system and conclude that the mass transfer is far from the critical value. The mass transfer rate determined from the eclipse timings is in agreement with the spectroscopically determined value.

  8. EM-31 Alternative and Enhanced Chemical Cleaning Program

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    King, Bill (SRNL) [SRNL

    2010-11-01

    King's introduction to his presentation made 5 important points: 1) Numerous SRS tanks scheduled for closure (contract commitments); 2) Cannot remove all sludge by mechanical means due to obstructions; 3) Chemical removal technology needed (likely oxalic acid); 4) Post - dissolution neutralization required prior to transfer to compliant tanks; 5) Sodium oxalate salts precipitate on neutralization and have negative downstream impacts. There were three SRS chemical cleaning programs in 2010: Baseline: 8wt percent OA batch contact, ECC: 1-3 wt. percent OA with oxalate destruction, and the Alternative/Enhanced Chemical Cleaning (EM-31). This talk is on the EM-31 program.

  9. 0.5setgray00.5setgray1 Determinao de coeficientes em equaes

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    Cipolatti, Rolci

    no primeiro equipamento de tomografia por Raios-X, constru´ido em 1972, por Hounsfield, nos laborat´orios EMI, Inglaterra. Por esses desenvolvimentos, Cormack e Hounsfield receberam o Pr^emio Nobel de medicina em 1979

  10. Determinao de Coeficientes em EDP e Gerao de Imagens para Diagnstico

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    Cipolatti, Rolci

    -X, constru´ido em 1972, por Hounsfield, nos laborat´orios EMI, Inglaterra. Por esses desenvolvimentos, Cormack e Hounsfield receberam o Pr^emio Nobel de medicina em 1979. . ­ p.4/19 #12;Tipos de interação de

  11. Cryo-EM structure of a 3D DNA-origami object Xiao-chen Baia

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    Dietz, Hendrik

    solutions free from nucleic acid stains and gel matrix residues (Fig. S2). Cryo-EM Single-Particle Analysis object was designed to be suitable for structure determination by cryo-EM single- particle analysis

  12. SubspaceEM: A fast maximum-a-posteriori algorithm for cryo-EM single particle reconstruction.

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    Dvornek, Nicha C; Sigworth, Fred J; Tagare, Hemant D

    2015-05-01

    Single particle reconstruction methods based on the maximum-likelihood principle and the expectation-maximization (E-M) algorithm are popular because of their ability to produce high resolution structures. However, these algorithms are computationally very expensive, requiring a network of computational servers. To overcome this computational bottleneck, we propose a new mathematical framework for accelerating maximum-likelihood reconstructions. The speedup is by orders of magnitude and the proposed algorithm produces similar quality reconstructions compared to the standard maximum-likelihood formulation. Our approach uses subspace approximations of the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) data and projection images, greatly reducing the number of image transformations and comparisons that are computed. Experiments using simulated and actual cryo-EM data show that speedup in overall execution time compared to traditional maximum-likelihood reconstruction reaches factors of over 300. PMID:25839831

  13. Practice patterns of graduates of a CCFP(EM) residency program

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    Varner, Catherine; Ovens, Howard; Letovsky, Eric; Borgundvaag, Bjug

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Objective To determine the practice settings of graduates of a residency program that leads to a Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine (CCFP[EM]). Design Web-based survey using standard Dillman methodology. Setting Canada. Participants All graduates of the CCFP(EM) residency training program at the University of Toronto (U of T) in Ontario between 1982 and 2009. Main outcome measures Practice type and location, job satisfaction, and nonclinical EM activities of graduates of a CCFP(EM) residency program. Results Of 146 graduates surveyed, 88 responded (response rate of 60.3%). All of the respondents indicated that they had practised EM at some point after completing the CCFP(EM) program at U of T. At survey completion, 76.7% were practising EM. Of the EM-practising cohort, 93.9% worked in urban or suburban hospitals as opposed to rural settings. Those practising EM expressed high levels of job satisfaction, with 83.3% reporting a score of 8 or higher on a 10-point satisfaction scale. Most (57.0%) of the graduates of the CCFP(EM) residency program at U of T had participated in leadership activities in EM on local, provincial, or national levels. Conclusion Most graduates of the CCFP(EM) residency program continue to practise EM, and most of them practise in urban and suburban environments. The low attrition rate of CCFP(EM) graduates should be regarded as a success of the CCFP(EM) program, and the geographic distribution of all physicians, including EM providers, warrants further study to help plan future physician resources in Canada. PMID:22798475

  14. Erros comuns de ingls em artigos cientficos escritos por pessoas de lngua portuguesa

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    Song, Siang Wun

    Erros comuns de inglês em artigos científicos escritos por pessoas de língua portuguesa Siang Wun comuns de inglês em artigos científicos escritos por pessoa #12;Introdução Baseado em experiência acumulada ao longo dos anos, ao revisar artigos escritos em inglês principalmente por pessoas de língua

  15. Sistemas Distribuidos e Redes de Sensores Comunicac~ao em Grupo

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    Rodriguez, Noemi

    Sistemas Distribu´idos e Redes de Sensores Comunica¸c~ao em Grupo abril de 2013 Comunica¸c~ao em grupo #12;Grupos em Aplica¸c~oes Distribu´idas exemplos: replica¸c~ao de servi¸cos clientes com estado compartilhado computa¸c~ao cient´ifica ... Primitiva de comunica¸c~ao em grupo um processo envia uma mensagem

  16. PREVALÊNCIA DE ENDOSSIMBIONTES Cardinium EM POPULAÇÕES DE ÁCAROS Brevipalpus phoenicis DE DIFERENTES REGIÕES BRASILEIRAS.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Em B. phoenicis (Geijskes) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), ácaro vetor de importantes fitovírus, a presença de endossimbiontes do gênero Cardinium relaciona-se ao processo de feminilização dos machos, acarretando em elevada proporção de fêmeas em populações naturais. Até o momento, não é conhecido se este e...

  17. EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 1 Life Under your Feet

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    Amir, Yair

    EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 1 Life Under your Feet: A Wireless Soil Ecology Sensor Network R the Beginning... EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 2 · The Cast · An ecologist: Katalin Szlavecz · An undergrad Step EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 3 · The sensors were thoroughly tested in the lab · 2 out of 6

  18. Online EM Algorithm for Latent Data Models Olivier Cappe & Eric Moulines

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Online EM Algorithm for Latent Data Models Olivier Capp´e & Eric Moulines LTCI, TELECOM Paris (also sometimes called adaptive or recursive) version of the Expectation-Maximisation (EM) algorithm (1984), this approach is more directly connected to the usual EM algorithm and does not rely

  19. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Programa de Pós Graduação em Microeletrônica - Prédio 43412 ­ Sala 213 Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 - Campus.inf.ufrgs.br/pgmicro Fone/3316-6156 RESOLUÇÃO Nº 01/2007 A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, no uso de suas

  20. ANLISE DE SUPERFCIES BOMBARDEADAS POR FEIXES DE ELTRONS AUTOFOCALIZADOS EM UM SISTEMA DE PLAMA

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    ANÁLISE DE SUPERFÍCIES BOMBARDEADAS POR FEIXES DE ELÉTRONS AUTOFOCALIZADOS EM UM SISTEMA DE PLAMA/LAP/INPE, Orientador) RESUMO Este trabalho, iniciado em agosto de 2004, tem como objetivo a continuidade ao projeto de Iniciação Científica em andamento desde 2003, para a aplicação de pulsos rápidos de calor resultantes de

  1. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL/2008 Esta Resolução revoga a Resolução 02/2004 de 19 de março de 2004. A Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, em reunião de 13 de agosto de 2008, Resolve Incluir no currículo dos alunos do Programa de Pós

  2. Ronaldo Gonalves dos Santos QP 433 / 2001 Tpico Especiais em Fsico-Qumica de

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    Loh, Watson

    Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos QP 433 / 2001 1 QP-433 Tópico Especiais em Físico-Química de Soluões de Polímeros e Surfatantes ASSOCIAÇÃO DE ASFALTENOS EM SOLUÇÃO Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos 1 petróleo utiliza métodos para simplificá-lo através de processos de separação em frações com propriedades

  3. Penalized maximum-likelihood image reconstruction using space-alternating generalized EM algorithms

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    Jeffrey A. Fessler; Alfred O. Hero III

    1995-01-01

    Most expectation-maximization (EM) type algorithmsfor penalized maximum-likelihood image reconstructionconverge slowly, particularly when one incorporatesadditive background effects such as scatter, random coincidences,dark current, or cosmic radiation. In addition,regularizing smoothness penalties (or priors) introduce parametercoupling, rendering intractable the M-steps of mostEM-type algorithms. This paper presents space-alternatinggeneralized EM (SAGE) algorithms for image...

  4. Equilbrio de fases em solues de polmeros 1 Termodinmica de solues de polmeros

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    Loh, Watson

    Equilíbrio de fases em soluções de polímeros 1 ­ Termodinâmica de soluções de polímeros A figura 1]. Figura 1: Energia livre de mistura de um sistema binário em função da composição x2. A mistura de composição p é instável e sapara-se em duas fases de composição p'e p" de energias livre de mistura menores

  5. INT 10-2A, Quantifying the Properties of Hot QCD Matter Week #8 -EM Probes

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    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    INT 10-2A, Quantifying the Properties of Hot QCD Matter Week #8 - EM Probes ALL TALKS IN ROOM C-421 Chatterjee, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre "Elliptic Flow of EM Signals" 10:30 am ­ Rainer Fries, Texas A & M University "Jet Chemistry and Contributions to EM Signals" Thursday, July 15 9:00 am ­ Vincenzo

  6. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Grande do Sul, reuniu-se a Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica (PGMICRO), com a presença dosº semestre de 2005. A Comissão aprovou o seguinte calendário: a) matrícula dos alunos em 08 e 09 de

  7. Agregao em solventes no aquosos Anfifilicidade vs. Liofobicidade solventes de alta energia

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    Loh, Watson

    Agregação em solventes não aquosos Anfifilicidade vs. Liofobicidade ­ solventes de alta energia coesiva Parâmetro de Gordon = / (Vm)1/3 (valores entre 2,7 e 1,3 J m-3) Não há evidências de agregação em) ­ micelas unimoleculares Micela/Agregado ­ micela significa agregados estáveis/constantes em uma faixa de

  8. Lateen EM: Unsupervised Training with Multiple Objectives, Applied to Dependency Grammar Induction

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    Lateen EM: Unsupervised Training with Multiple Objectives, Applied to Dependency Grammar Induction in unsupervised training by using additional im- perfect objectives. In its simplest form, lateen EM alternates between the two objectives of ordinary "soft" and "hard" expectation max- imization (EM) algorithms

  9. INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS CONCURSO PBLICO PARA PROVIMENTO DE VAGAS EM CARGOS DE

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    INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS CONCURSO PÚBLICO PARA PROVIMENTO DE VAGAS EM CARGOS DE NÍVEL SUPERIOR DA CARREIRA DE PESQUISA EM CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA O DIRETOR DO INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE para o Concurso Público para Provimento de Vagas em Cargos de Nível Superior da Carreira de Pesquisa

  10. Neural Computation, 8, 129--151, 1996. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for

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    Roberts, Stephen

    Neural Computation, 8, 129--151, 1996. On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian the mathematical connection between the ``Expectation­Maximization'' (EM) algorithm and gradient­based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite Gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space

  11. Accelerating EM Clustering to Find High Quality Solutions Carlos Ordonez Edward Omiecinski

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    Ordonez, Carlos

    Accelerating EM Clustering to Find High Quality Solutions Carlos Ordonez Edward Omiecinski Teradata Clustering is one of the most important techniques used in Data Mining. This article focuses on the EM quality clustering solutions. This work introduces several improvements to the EM clustering algorithm

  12. EM2I: A Term in Search of the Infrastructure of Electronic Markets

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    Guo, Jingzhi

    EM2I: A Term in Search of the Infrastructure of Electronic Markets Jingzhi Guo Department@umac.mo Abstract. The title of this paper was chosen to introduce what EM2I really means and how it could researchers may come up with valuable opinions. 1. What is EM2I? In the preparation of this symposium

  13. EM Wave Coupling Noise Modeling Based on Chebyshev Approximation and Exact Moment Formulation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EM Wave Coupling Noise Modeling Based on Chebyshev Approximation and Exact Moment Formulation presents a new mathematical approach to modeling EM wave coupling noise so that it can be eas- ily to model the distributed sources arising in the Telegrapher's equations due to EM wave coupling. A uni

  14. Extended EM for Planar Approximation of 3D Data Rolf Lakaemper Longin Jan Latecki

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Extended EM for Planar Approximation of 3D Data Rolf Lakaemper Longin Jan Latecki Computer (EM) algorithm. This allows for precise adjustment of the number of patches, independent from the initial model. The proposed approach overcomes the problem of classical EM, which produces an optimal

  15. O que TerraMA2 ? ... um sistema computacional, baseado em uma

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    Domingues, Margarete Oliveira

    O que é TerraMA2 ? ... é um sistema computacional, baseado em uma arquitetura de serviços, aberta exemplos são: qualidade do ar, qualidade da água, epidemias, gasodutos, barragens de rejeito em área de marés com ressacas em regiões portuárias, dentre outros. Que tipos de dados posso coletar na internet

  16. Aquilo que no tem sido dito no debate sobre a "Cincia em crise"

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Aquilo que não tem sido dito no debate sobre a "Ciência em crise" José Manuel Fernandes Extremo últimos dias a experiência de mais uma "zona de J desastre". Desta vez, garante- se, o que está em causa é o futuro da Ciência em Portugal. Como é típico nestas situações, o "consenso" que rapidamente se

  17. The EM Algorithm, Its Stochastic Implementation and Global Optimization: Some Challenges and Opportunities for OR

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    The EM Algorithm, Its Stochastic Implementation and Global Optimization: Some Challenges School of Business University of Maryland wjank@rhsmith.umd.edu January 9, 2006 Abstract The EM algorithm is a very powerful optimization method and has reached popularity in many fields. Unfortunately, EM is only

  18. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL INTERNO DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - UFRGS I - DOS OBJETIVOS Art. l - O Programa de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica (PGMICRO) da Universidade

  19. UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL PROGRAMA DE PSGRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL PROGRAMA DE PÓSGRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA Grade de SEXTA 8:30 10:30 MIC02 CONCEPÇÃO DE CIRCUITOS EM ALTA ESCALA (VLSI) (Prof. Sergio Bampi) (II) MIC02 CONCEPÇÃO DE CIRCUITOS EM ALTA ESCALA (VLSI) (Prof. Sergio Bampi) (II) MIC69

  20. Sociedade de Investigaes Florestais DISTRIBUIO ESPACIAL DE CARBONO EM SOLO SOB FLORESTA

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    83 Sociedade de Investigações Florestais DISTRIBUIÇÃO ESPACIAL DE CARBONO EM SOLO SOB FLORESTA. Este trabalho foi desenvolvido em Juruena (MT), com os seguintes objetivos: estudo da distribuição espacial do teor de carbono e a estimativa do seu estoque na camada de 0- 0,60 m de solo em microbacias sob

  1. Convergence results for the EM approach to mixtures of experts architectures

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    Michael I. Jordan; Lei Xu

    1995-01-01

    The Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm is an iterative approach to maximum likelihood parameter estimation. Jordan and Jacobs recently proposed an EM algorithm for the mixture of experts architecture of Jacobs, Jordan, Nowlan and Hinton (1991) and the hierarchical mixture of experts architecture of Jordan and Jacobs (1992). They showed empirically that the EM algorithm for these architectures yields significantly faster convergence

  2. Electromigration-aware Routing for 3D ICs with Stress-aware EM Modeling

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    Lim, Sung Kyu

    Electromigration-aware Routing for 3D ICs with Stress-aware EM Modeling Jiwoo Pak Dept--Electromigration (EM) has become a key reliability con- cern for nanometer IC designs. For 3D ICs, higher current den- sity/temperature and TSV-induced thermal mechanical stress further exacerbate the EM issue compared

  3. FAST AND EFFICIENT MODEL-BASED CLUSTERING WITH THE ASCENT-EM ALGORITHM

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    FAST AND EFFICIENT MODEL-BASED CLUSTERING WITH THE ASCENT-EM ALGORITHM Wolfgang Jank Department@rhsmith.umd.edu Abstract In this paper we propose an efficient and fast EM algorithm for model-based clustering of large databases. Drawing ideas from its stochastic descendant, the Monte Carlo EM algorithm, the method uses only

  4. Sequence estimation in the presence of random parameters via the EM algorithm

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    Costas N. Georghiades; Jae Choong Han

    1997-01-01

    The expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm was first introduced in the statistics literature as an iterative procedure that under some conditions produces maximum-likelihood (hit) parameter estimates. In this paper we investigate the application of the EM algorithm to sequence estimation in the presence of random disturbances and additive white Gaussian noise. As examples of the use of the EM algorithm, we look

  5. Initializing EM Using the Properties of its Trajectories in Gaussian Mixtures

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    Biernacki, Christophe

    Initializing EM Using the Properties of its Trajectories in Gaussian Mixtures Christophe Biernacki@math.univ­fcomte.fr Abstract A strategy is proposed to initialize the EM algorithm in the multivariate Gaussian mixture context in an appropriate space including all possible EM trajectories. This space is simply defined by two relations

  6. Monotonically Overrelaxed EM Algorithms Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine

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    Yu, Yaming

    Monotonically Overrelaxed EM Algorithms Yaming Yu Department of Statistics, University the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm, focusing on preserving its simplicity and monotonic convergence, especially when EM is very slow. The method is applicable to more general fixed point algorithms. Its

  7. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a Comissão de Pós-Graduação em Microeletrônica, com a presença dos Felipe da Silva Guedes e do Coordenador em MICROELETRÔNICA Prof. Sergio Bampi, que deliberou sobre

  8. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM MICROELETRNICA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    dos Santos, C.A.

    PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM MICROELETRÔNICA PGMICRO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - RS - CEP 91501-970 E-mail: Pgmicro@if.ufrgs.br Fone/3316-7198 REUNIÃO DA COMISSÃO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a Comissão Coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em

  9. RECEBA O ESTADO EM: CASA EDIO DIGITAL RSS TWITTER CELULAR IPAD FACEBOOK FLICKR /Cincia BUSCAR

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    Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

    RECEBA O ESTADO EM: CASA EDIÇÃO DIGITAL RSS TWITTER CELULAR IPAD FACEBOOK FLICKR /Ciência BUSCAR VIOLÊNCIA Justiça põe líderes do PCC em regime mais rígido ELEIÇÕES NOS EUA Revigorado, Obama tenta superar:58 AM #12;Notícia A+ A- Assine a Newsletter TweetTweet 7 Você está em Notícias > Ciência Brasileira

  10. Stochastic Variants of EM: Monte Carlo, Quasi-Monte Carlo and More Wolfgang Jank

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    Stochastic Variants of EM: Monte Carlo, Quasi-Monte Carlo and More Wolfgang Jank Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland KEY WORDS: Monte Carlo EM; Stochas- tic Approximation denotes an unknown parameter vector. The EM (Expectation-Maximization) algorithm naturally appeals

  11. LETTER Communicated by Chris Williams Asymptotic Convergence Rate of the EM Algorithm for

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    Xu, Lei

    LETTER Communicated by Chris Williams Asymptotic Convergence Rate of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian that the convergence rate of the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm can be faster than those of convention rst convergence rate of the EM algorithm for gaussian mixtures locally around the true solution 2¤ is o.e0

  12. EMS Mutagenesis 101 From: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 323: Arabidopsis Protocols, Second Edition

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    Schumaker, Karen

    , EMS induces C-to-T changes resulting in C/G to T/A sub- stitutions, whereas methyl methanesulfonate in genomes (TILLING), ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) mutagenesis can be used for both forward and reverse mutagenesis; Arabidopsis; mutants. 1. Introduction Alkylating agents such as ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS

  13. Centro de Cincias Agrrias Coordenao do Curso de Graduao em Cincia e Tecnologia de Alimentos

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Centro de Ciências Agrárias Coordenação do Curso de Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos-2728 Regimento Interno do Curso de Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de alimentos Capítulo I ­ Das disposições iniciais Art. 1º - O Curso de Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, instituído pela Resolução 005

  14. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM GEOFSICA A ORGANIZAO GERAL

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM GEOFÍSICA ESPACIAL TÍTULO I A ORGANIZAÇÃO GERAL Art. 1 - O Curso de Pós-Graduação em Geofísica Espacial (GES) do INPE, com áreas de concentração em (i) Ciência do conhecimento direto de ciência ou de tecnologia associada. Art. 2 - O Curso de Geofísica Espacial (GES) reger

  15. Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling to improve the Efficiency of Monte Carlo EM

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    Jank, Wolfgang

    Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling to improve the Efficiency of Monte Carlo EM Wolfgang Jank Department@rhsmith.umd.edu November 17, 2003 Abstract In this paper we investigate an efficient implementation of the Monte Carlo EM al- gorithm based on Quasi-Monte Carlo sampling. The Monte Carlo EM algorithm is a stochastic version

  16. Parameter Estimation for the Bivariate Exponential Distribution by the EM Algorithm Based on Censored Samples

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    David D. Hanagal; K. A. Ahmadi

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, we estimate the parameters using the EM algorithm of the bivariate exponential distribution of Marshall-Olkin when the samples are right censored. The advantage of using the EM algorithm is that the observed data vector is viewed as being incomplete but regarded as an observable function of complete data. Then the EM algorithm exploits the reduced complexity of

  17. Perfil dos pacientes com hanseníase em área hiperendêmica da Amazônia do Maranhão, Brasil

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    Antônio Augusto; Jackson Maurício

    Resumo Estudo transversal, realizado de agosto\\/1998 a novembro\\/2000, envolvendo 207 pacientes hansenianos com o objetivo de analisar o perfil socioeconômico, demográfico e ambiental e as incapacidades físicas em decorrência da doença. O estudo foi desenvolvido em Buriticupu, área hiperendêmica em hanseníase, localizado na Amazônia do Maranhão. O grau de incapacidade foi determinado de acordo com o Ministério da Saúde do

  18. 34 em february 2014 awma.org Copyright 2014 Air & Waste Management Association

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    ;february 2014 em 35awma.org Copyright 2014 Air & Waste Management Association Eyes in the Sky Suspended34 em february 2014 awma.org Copyright 2014 Air & Waste Management Association em · NASA AQAST to "see" gases and aerosols, even some invisi- ble to the human eye. With many satellites passing over

  19. Learning Active Basis Models by EM-Type Algorithms

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    Wu, Ying Nian

    Learning Active Basis Models by EM-Type Algorithms Zhangzhang Si1, Haifeng Gong1,2, Song-Chun Zhu1 scheme for learning image templates of object categories where the learning is not fully supervised. We and orientations to account for the deformations of object shapes. The model can be easily learned when the objects

  20. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Helicopter EMS for Trauma Patients

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter A Gearhart; Richard Wuerz; A. Russell Localio

    1997-01-01

    Study objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of helicopter EMS for trauma patients. Methods: We applied a cost-effectiveness analysis from the service provider's perspective to cost and effectiveness estimates. The cost estimates comprise direct operating costs and additional survivors' hospital costs. The effectiveness estimates were calculated with the TRISS methodology from literature sources and data from a cohort of patients transported

  1. Skin detection using the EM algorithm with spatial constraints

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    Gevers, Theo

    Skin detection using the EM algorithm with spatial constraints A. Diplaros T. Gevers N. Vlassis,gevers,vlassis}@science.uva.nl Abstract ­ In this paper, we propose a color-based method for skin detection and segmentation, which also takes into account the spatial coherence of the skin pixels. We treat the problem of skin detection

  2. Unsupervised Classification of SAR Images using Hierarchical Agglomeration and EM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Unsupervised Classification of SAR Images using Hierarchical Agglomeration and EM Koray Kayabol algorithm for high resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. The founda- tion of algorithm is based model for a mixture den- sity to obtain spatially smooth class segments. We test our algorithm on TerraSAR

  3. Geonics EM31 ISTerre Dernire mise jour : 19 mars 2012

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    for this test is ±1 mS/s. To adjust reading use the DC ZERO CONTROL, located under front panel. Remove battery #12;Using the Geonics EM31 Battery Check 1. Set MODE switch to OPER position and rotate RANGE switch to BA TT position. 2. If meter reads above ±4.4 then batteries are in good condition (C size) Initial

  4. A Science Service Feature 1 WHYTHE"EmHER ?

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    A Science Service Feature 1 WHYTHE"EmHER ? Dr. Charles F. Erooks, Secretary, American the plain white f l a g has a dark trh@&aLr f l a g above i t the prophesy is fair and warmer by Science Service Science Service, 1115 Conn. Ave., Washington, D .C . #12;

  5. MEETINGS AS GENRE SYSTEMS: SOME CONSEQUENCES FOR EMS DESIGN

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    Antunes, Pedro

    genres influenced the design and development of an Electronic Meeting System (EMS). In particular communication genre, part of the organizational repertoire of genres and genre system; (2) Instances from and reduction. On the other hand, genre systems reflect a communication view, both at micro level (the genres

  6. Hierarchical mixtures of experts and the EM algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael I. Jordan; Robert A. Jacobs

    1993-01-01

    We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIMs). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop

  7. An EM algorithm for wavelet-based image restoration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mário A. T. Figueiredo; Robert D. Nowak

    2003-01-01

    Abstract: This paper introduces an expectation--maximization(EM) algorithm for image restoration (deconvolution) based on apenalized likelihood formulated in the wavelet domain. Regularizationis achieved by promoting a reconstruction with low-complexity,expressed in the wavelet coefficients, taking advantage ofthe well known sparsity of wavelet representations. Previous workshave investigated wavelet-based restoration but, except for certainspecial cases, the resulting criteria are solved...

  8. Generation of Standard EM Fields Using TEM Transmission Cells

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MYRON L. CRAWFORD

    1974-01-01

    A new technique developed at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) for establishing standard, uniform, electromagnetic (EM) fields in a shielded environment is described. The technique employs transverse electromagnetic (TEM) transmission cells that operate as 50 ¿ impedance-matched systems. A uniform TEM field is established inside a cell at any frequency of interestbelow that for which higher order modes begin

  9. The EM algorithm for graphical association models with missing data

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steffen L. Lauritzen

    1995-01-01

    It is shown how the computational scheme of Lauritzen and Spiegelhalter (1988) can be exploited to perform the E-step of the EM algorithm when applied to finding maximum likelihood estimates or penalized maximum likelihood estimates in hierarchical log-linear models and recursive models for contingency tables with missing data. The generalization to mixed association models introduced in Lauritzen and Wermuth (1989)

  10. Hierarchical Mixtures of Experts and the EM Algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael I. Jordan; Robert A. Jacobs

    1994-01-01

    We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIM's). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop

  11. A Greedy EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixture NIKOS VLASSIS1

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    Likas, Aristidis

    a greedy algorithm for learning a general multivariate Gaussian mixture. We start with one componentA Greedy EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixture Learning NIKOS VLASSIS1 and ARISTIDIS LIKAS2 1 RWCP a Gaussian mixture which tries to overcome these limitations. In particular, starting with a single component

  12. Texas Hold 'em Online Poker: A Further Examination

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    Hopley, Anthony A. B.; Dempsey, Kevin; Nicki, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Playing Texas Hold 'em Online Poker (THOP) is on the rise. However, there is relatively little research examining factors that contribute to problem gambling in poker players. The aim of this study was to extend the research findings of Hopley and Nicki (2010). The negative mood states of depression, anxiety and stress were found to be linked to…

  13. A Generalized Partial Credit Model: Application of an EM Algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eiji Muraki

    1992-01-01

    The partial credit model (PCM) with a varying slope parameter is developed and called the generalized partial credit model (GPCM). The item step parameter of this model is decomposed to a location and a threshold parameter, following Andrich's (1978) rating scale formulation. The EM algorithm for estimating the model parameters is derived. The performance of this generalized model is compared

  14. 492 BOOK REVIEWS the missing data paradigm, and the EM

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    492 BOOK REVIEWS the missing data paradigm, and the EM algorithm. The book is well organized an annoying habit of omitting articles. The level of the book is that of advanced undergraduate courses for the book: researchers study­ ing Monte Carlo methods, scientists using Monte Carlo, and graduate students

  15. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

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    Endler, Markus

    no modelo utilizado pelos sistemas de software. Entretanto, se modelos de nível mais altos fossem adotadosPUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n° 03/10 Estudo sobre Modelos de/10 ISSN: 0103-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Abril, 2010 Estudo sobre Modelos de

  16. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

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    Endler, Markus

    PUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n° 05/06 IPTV Conceitos, Padrões e Soluções Computação, No. 05/06 ISSN: 0103-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Fevereiro, 2006 IPTV ) ! %& % * & + %& %& 1 >1 , 2 Soluções e provedores de serviço de IPTV 2.1 Soluções : %) % %) % 6

  17. Estudo anatômico do crescimento do fruto em Acca sellowiana Berg

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karin Esemann-Quadros; Ana Paula Mota; Gilberto Barbante Kerbauy; Miguel Pedro Guerra; Jean Pierre Henri Joseph Ducroquet; Rosete Pescador

    2008-01-01

    RESUMO - A Acca sellowiana Berg. (Myrtaceae) é uma frutífera nativa dos planaltos meridionais do Sul do Brasil e que se encontra em processo de domesticação. Seus frutos são doce-acidulados e podem ser consumidos in natura ou empregados para a produção de sucos e doces. Assim, informações sobre o desenvolvimento, morfologia e anatomia de seus frutos são de grande interesse

  18. Planejamento Estratgico do Curso de Bacharelado em Expresso Grfica-2012

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    Planejamento Estratégico do Curso de Bacharelado em Expressão Gráfica- 2012 Apresentação: O Curso disciplinas básicas e específicas. O curso é no período matutino e são ofertadas 44 vagas com entrada anual. Missão: O Curso tem como objetivo formar profissionais para elaboração de projetos técnicos nas áreas de

  19. Introduction of EM Algorithm into Color Image Segmentation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tatsuya Yamazaki

    1998-01-01

    A color image segmentation method is proposed on the basis of the maximum likelihood (ML) estimation. The observed color image is considered as a mixture of multi-variate normal densities and the number of densities is assumed to be known. The EM algorithm is introduced in order to estimate and improve the parameters of the mixture of densities recursively. The initial

  20. Bayesian Gaussian process classification with the EM-EP algorithm.

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    Kim, Hyun-Chul; Ghahramani, Zoubin

    2006-12-01

    Gaussian process classifiers (GPCs) are Bayesian probabilistic kernel classifiers. In GPCs, the probability of belonging to a certain class at an input location is monotonically related to the value of some latent function at that location. Starting from a Gaussian process prior over this latent function, data are used to infer both the posterior over the latent function and the values of hyperparameters to determine various aspects of the function. Recently, the expectation propagation (EP) approach has been proposed to infer the posterior over the latent function. Based on this work, we present an approximate EM algorithm, the EM-EP algorithm, to learn both the latent function and the hyperparameters. This algorithm is found to converge in practice and provides an efficient Bayesian framework for learning hyperparameters of the kernel. A multiclass extension of the EM-EP algorithm for GPCs is also derived. In the experimental results, the EM-EP algorithms are as good or better than other methods for GPCs or Support Vector Machines (SVMs) with cross-validation. PMID:17108369

  1. Learning Context Cues for Synapse Segmentation in EM Volumes

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    Dalang, Robert C.

    Learning Context Cues for Synapse Segmentation in EM Volumes Carlos Becker , Karim Ali, Graham spatial context into account and train a classifier that can effectively utilize cues such as the presence entirely in 3D. However, it does not exploit the contextual clues that allow human experts to distinguish

  2. Signs and Guides: Wayfinding Alternatives for the EMS Library.

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    Johnson, Johanna H.

    Concerned with increasing the accessibility of the collection of the Engineering/Math Sciences (EMS) Library at the University of California at Los Angeles through the use of self guidance systems, this practical study focused on the problem context, general library guides, and library signage in reviewing the literature, and conducted a survey of…

  3. Da universidade para o mercado de trabalho em onze pases

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Universia está a ser lançado em várias instituições de ensino superior portuguesas. Rede ibero-americana regista por mês 195 mil ofertas ANA BELA FERREIRA Desde quinta-feira que os 23 mil alunos da Universidade a pró-rei- tora, Ana Nunes de Almeida. Ao aderir a esta plataforma, que con- centra não só ofertas

  4. An EM algorithm for multivariate Poisson distribution and related models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dimitris Karlis

    2003-01-01

    Multivariate extensions of the Poisson distribution are plausible models for multivariate discrete data. The lack of estimation and inferential procedures reduces the applicability of such models. In this paper, an EM algorithm for Maximum Likelihood estimation of the parameters of the Multivariate Poisson distribution is described. The algorithm is based on the multivariate reduction technique that generates the Multivariate Poisson

  5. Persistent topology for cryo-EM data analysis.

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    Xia, Kelin; Wei, Guo-Wei

    2015-08-01

    In this work, we introduce persistent homology for the analysis of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) density maps. We identify the topological fingerprint or topological signature of noise, which is widespread in cryo-EM data. For low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) volumetric data, intrinsic topological features of biomolecular structures are indistinguishable from noise. To remove noise, we employ geometric flows that are found to preserve the intrinsic topological fingerprints of cryo-EM structures and diminish the topological signature of noise. In particular, persistent homology enables us to visualize the gradual separation of the topological fingerprints of cryo-EM structures from those of noise during the denoising process, which gives rise to a practical procedure for prescribing a noise threshold to extract cryo-EM structure information from noise contaminated data after certain iterations of the geometric flow equation. To further demonstrate the utility of persistent homology for cryo-EM data analysis, we consider a microtubule intermediate structure Electron Microscopy Data (EMD 1129). Three helix models, an alpha-tubulin monomer model, an alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin model, and an alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin dimer model, are constructed to fit the cryo-EM data. The least square fitting leads to similarly high correlation coefficients, which indicates that structure determination via optimization is an ill-posed inverse problem. However, these models have dramatically different topological fingerprints. Especially, linkages or connectivities that discriminate one model from another, play little role in the traditional density fitting or optimization but are very sensitive and crucial to topological fingerprints. The intrinsic topological features of the microtubule data are identified after topological denoising. By a comparison of the topological fingerprints of the original data and those of three models, we found that the third model is topologically favored. The present work offers persistent homology based new strategies for topological denoising and for resolving ill-posed inverse problems. Copyright © 2015?John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25851063

  6. DNA repair by Ogt alkyltransferase influences EMS mutational specificity.

    PubMed

    Vidal, A; Abril, N; Pueyo, C

    1995-04-01

    Forward mutations induced by ethylmethane sulfonate (EMS) in the lacI gene of Escherichia coli were recovered from bacteria proficient or deficient in the alkyltransferase encoded by the constitutive ogt gene. EMS doses of 100 or 200 mM (Ogt+) and of 50 mM (Ogt-) were selected from the corresponding dose-response curves for DNA sequence analysis. A total of 239 induced mutations affecting the N-terminal region of the lacI gene were characterized. All mutations were G:C-->A:T transitions, consistent with the predominant role of the O6-ethylguanine miscoding lesion in mutagenesis by EMS. In the Ogt+ spectrum at the lowest tested dose of 100 mM EMS, guanines preceded by an A or T base at the 5' side were on average 3.2 times more likely to mutate than those preceded by a G or C base. This bias diminished at the higher EMS dose (200 mM) and disappeared in the Ogt- genetic background. Previously reported data for Ogt+ bacteria in a Uvr-proficient background show an opposite bias in favor of mutations at guanines preceded by a G or C base. The overall 5' flanking base influence was estimated as 8-fold. These data suggest that DNA repair by Ogt alkyltransferase plays an important role in the processing of ethylation-induced lesions responsible for GC-->AT transitions, influencing their ultimate distribution with respect to sequence context. The data further suggest that Ogt and UvrABC excision repair, the two major mechanisms of protection against the biological consequences of long-chain alkylating agents, show different DNA sequence specificity and that the relative importance of these two systems is highly dependent upon the chemical dose. PMID:7728961

  7. Effective Teaching of Photonics E&M Theory Using COMSOL

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    Photonics and optical communications, after the exuberant growth and subsequent down turn in late 1990s and early 2000s, have entered a more mature and stable growth phase. As the technology of choice for long distance, high data rate, and high performance communication systems underlying the now ubiquitous Internet communications, photonics and optical communication professionals are and will continue to be in high demand. Because electromagnetic (E&M) theory is the foundation of photonics and optical communications, mastery of E&M theory is essential for those electrical engineering (EE) students who want to develop a career in this field. Traditionally, rigorous analytic skills in advanced mathematics especially in subjects such as partial differential equations (PDE) and linear algebra are a must to the understanding and applications of E&M theory, as well as photonic device and waveguide designs. However, as practical designs grow in complexity, even the most sophisticated and advanced analytic techniques in these mathematical subject areas can quickly fall short of being a suitable practical design tool. Standard industry practices utilize comprehensive software simulation packages to address these design needs. It is therefore appropriate and advantageous for EE students to learn and more importantly visualize the E&M theory by combining the basic mathematical principles, e.g., the Maxwell equations and wave equations, with practical software tools that they are more likely to use in their professional life. This paper discusses the introduction of COMSOL, a predominant industry PDE solver, to senior EE undergraduates as a learning tool of fundamental concepts in photonics such as transverse electrical (TE) modes and transverse magnetic (TM) modes in planar waveguide designs. This teaching method improves teaching effectiveness of E&M field and wave theory by helping the students better understand mathematical complexities through this readily available and reliable software tool. In addition to the theory, the students also gain the design capability using these industry standard software packages, and therefore bridging the gap between theory and practice.

  8. Signals Attenuation and Application of EM-MWD in China

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    Wang, R.; Liu, H.; Yang, Q.; Li, J.; Wu, D.

    2012-12-01

    In the course of drilling utilizes directional well and horizontal well, it is indispensable to master timely and exact geological guide information, and offering services for such complicated drilling is electromagnetic Measurement While Drilling (EM-MWD) which can measure guide data of drilling tool in the hole and formation data while drilling. This knowledge allows the directional driller to make appropriate mechanical corrections in drill string orientation that will allow the advancing drill bit to hit an intended subsurface target area. Based on electromagnetic field theory, the paper has studied the propagation particularity and attenuation regularity that the signals of electromagnetic wave for EM-MWD transmit in stratum. The paper also gives a brief introduction of the containing, the work principle and the main technology parameter of EM-MWD. To check up the performance of EM-MWD, the field test of 5 wells were carried out in Shengli Oilfield and Liaohe Oilfield. Numerical simulation results indicate the signal attenuation will be added with the decrease of the stratum resistibility. In the frequency range from 1 to 10 Hz the stratum absorptivity is tiny and does not add noticeably with the increase of the electromagnetic wave frequency and the decrease of the stratum resistibility. In the frequency range from 1 to 10000 Hz the stratum absorptivity does not increase noticeably with the decrease of the dielectric constant of the stratum. Field test demonstrate that EM-MWD receives successfully signal emitted from depth underground 1600 meters in Shengli oilfield and 2400 meters in Liaohe oilfield. Our results indicate that numerical simulation methods are comparable to field test.

  9. BUSCA LOCAL PARA POS-PROCESSAMENTO EM RESULTADOS DE OTIMIZAC~AO MULTI-OBJETIVO EM REDES DE FILAS

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    Cruz, Frederico

    topologia pr´e-especificada no sistema de filas. Potenciais usu´arios destes modelos de otimiza fato, tais modelos podem auxiliar na compreens~ao e melhoria de v´arios sistemas reais, incluindo otimiza¸c~ao de redes de filas finitas, a capacidade total do sistema em ´areas de espera deve ser a menor

  10. Application of Electromagnetic (EM) Separation Technology to Metal Refining Processes: A Review

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    Zhang, Lifeng; Wang, Shengqian; Dong, Anping; Gao, Jianwei; Damoah, Lucas Nana Wiredu

    2014-12-01

    Application of electromagnetic (EM) force to metal processing has been considered as an emerging technology for the production of clean metals and other advanced materials. In the current paper, the principle of EM separation was introduced and several schemes of imposing EM field, such as DC electric field with a crossed steady magnetic field, AC electric field, AC magnetic field, and traveling magnetic field were reviewed. The force around a single particle or multi-particles and their trajectories in the conductive liquid under EM field were discussed. Applications of EM technique to the purification of different liquid metals such as aluminum, zinc, magnesium, silicon, copper, and steel were summarized. Effects of EM processing parameters, such as the frequency of imposed field, imposed magnetic flux density, processing time, particle size, and the EM unit size on the EM purification efficiency were discussed. Experimental and theoretical investigations have showed that the separation efficiency of inclusions from the molten aluminum using EM purification could as high as over 90 pct. Meanwhile, the EM purification was also applied to separate intermetallic compounds from metal melt, such as ?-AlFeMnSi-phase from the molten aluminum. And then the potential industrial application of EM technique was proposed.

  11. Composting of rice straw with effective microorganisms (EM) and its influence on compost quality

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    2013-01-01

    This study aims to assess the effect of EM application on the composting process of rice straw with goat manure and green waste and to evaluate the quality of both compost treatments. There are two treatment piles in this study, in which one pile was applied with EM and another pile without EM. Each treatment was replicated three times with 90 days of composting duration. The parameters for the temperature, pH, TOC and C/N ratio, show that decomposition of organic matter occurs during the 90-day period. The t-test conducted shows that there is a significant difference between compost with EM and compost without EM. The application of EM in compost increases the macro and micronutrient content. The following parameters support this conclusion: compost applied with EM has more N, P and K content (P?EM. Although the Fe in compost with EM is much higher (P?EM, for Zn and Cu, there is no significant difference between treatments. This study suggests that the application of EM is suitable to increase the mineralization in the composting process. The final resultant compost indicated that it was in the range of the matured level and can be used without any restriction. PMID:23390930

  12. Development of the Emergency Medical Services Role Identity Scale (EMS-RIS).

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    Donnelly, Elizabeth A; Siebert, Darcy; Siebert, Carl

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the development and validation of the theoretically grounded Emergency Medical Services Role Identity Scale (EMS-RIS), which measures four domains of EMS role identity. The EMS-RIS was developed using a mixed methods approach. Key informants informed item development and the scale was validated using a representative probability sample of EMS personnel. Factor analyses revealed a conceptually consistent, four-factor solution with sound psychometric properties as well as evidence of convergent and discriminant validities. Social workers work with EMS professionals in crisis settings and as their counselors when they are distressed. The EMS-RIS provides useful information for the assessment of and intervention with distressed EMS professionals, as well as how role identity may influence occupational stress. PMID:25760489

  13. Necessidade Urgente de Expanso de Programas de Preveno e Tratamento direcionados as Mulheres Trabalhadoras de Sexo em Moambique

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    Klein, Ophir

    Trabalhadoras de Sexo em Moçambique Em Moçambique, o HIV afecta desproporcionalmente as MTS. Mesmo assim, existe Sexo, Moçambique (IBBS-FSW) 2011-2012 em três grandes zonas urbanas do país: Maputo (incluindo Matola Executivo · As mulheres trabalhadoras do sexo (MTS) estão em maior risco de infecção pelo HIV e

  14. IMPLEMENTAC ~AO PARALELA DA LOCALIZAC ~AO DE MONTE CARLO PARA ROB^OS MOVEIS EM GPUS COMERCIAIS

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    Chaimowicz, Luiz

    IMPLEMENTAC¸ ~AO PARALELA DA LOCALIZAC¸ ~AO DE MONTE CARLO PARA ROB^OS M´OVEIS EM GPUS COMERCIAIS localiza¸c~ao de Monte Carlo (MCL) em GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). A capacidade de se localizar em¸c~ao principal foi o de prover estimativas de pose que fossem mais r´apidas e mais precisas em tempo real aos rob

  15. Magen David Adom--the EMS in Israel.

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    Ellis, Daniel Y; Sorene, Eliot

    2008-01-01

    Israel is a small country with a population of around 7 million. The sole EMS provider for Israel is Magen David Adom (MDA) (translated as 'Red Shield of David'). MDA also carries out the functions of a National Society (similar to the Red Cross) and provides all the blood and blood product services for the country. Nationwide, the organisation responds to over 1000 emergency calls a day and uses doctors, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and volunteers. Local geopolitics has meant that MDA has to be prepared for anything from everyday emergency calls to suicide bombings and regional wars. MDA also prides itself in being able to rapidly assemble and dispatch mobile aid teams to scenes of international disasters. Such a broad range of activities is unusual for a single EMS organisation. PMID:17767990

  16. EMS saves district $40,000 more than expected

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    Goldreyer, N.

    1986-03-17

    Energy management systems (EMS) in 17 Rosemount, Minnesota school buildings have saved $320,000, $40,000 more than expected, in a 17-month period. Payback was one year, five months earlier than was expected. The school district invested in 14 Enercon Data Model 424 and two Enercon Model 210 at a total cost of $280,000. Maintenance staff at the two high schools monitor and program the two 210 models, which are not connected to the central computer which controls the 424s through an IBM PC and a Smart Modem 300. Enercon was selected because of operating ease and the company's proximity to the school district. Except for one instance of lightning damage to one building, there have been no maintenance problems. The next conservation project will involve lighting retrofits that will connect with the EMS.

  17. Long Term Monitoring of EM Signals Near Parkfield CA

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    Kappler, K.; Morrison, H.; Egbert, G.

    2005-12-01

    Fluctuations of resistivity and anomalous electromagnetic (EM) signals have often been reported as precursors to earthquakes. Most of these reports are based on anecdotal observations of unusual phenomena associated with distant earthquakes, with anomalous signals that are often orders of magnitude larger than expected based on laboratory measurements. In an attempt to assess the validity of these reports, and to understand how such signals might be generated, anomalous EM signals and resistivity have been monitored since 1995 using magnetotelluric (MT) instruments at the site of the focused earthquake prediction experiment at Parkfield, CA. This EM monitoring array was fully operational and producing high quality data when the long awaited 28 Sept Mw=6.0 Parkfield earthquake occured. The Parkfield MT site, consisting of three magnetic induction coils and replicated orthogonal electric dipoles, was situated within a few kilometers of the northwestern end of the surface rupture, providing unprecedented observations of EM signals at a well calibrated site in very close proximity to a moderate (M~6) earthquake. A second MT site near Hollister, CA was also functioning well before, during, and after the earthquake, providing a callibrated reference for cancellation of normal EM variations due to ionospheric and magnetospheric sources. Analysis of this data using a variety of techniques has not revealed any anomalous signals which were unambiguos precursors to the 28 September Earthquake. In particular, residual E and B fields computed in both the time and frequency domains over the year 2004 using the remote Hollister site for prediction have been analyzed statistically, revealing no long term trends or changes in anomalous EM signal or noise levels in the months to days preceeding the earthquake. Similarly, no anomalous bursts of EM activity are seen immediately preceeding the earthquake. Based on our analysis of these residuals we conclude that any anomalous magnetic signals would have to be at least 2-3 orders of magnitude weaker than those reported to preceed the Loma Prieta earthquake. A strong co-seismic signal was observed. Much of this signal can probably be explained by motion of the sensors in the Earth's main field, although local electrokinetic effects in the vicinity of the sensor may also have contributed to these signals. Statisitcal analysis has also been performed on variations of daily estimates of apparent resistivity and phase at Parkfield. Systematic variations in these parameters are observed, including slow seasonal modulations and more rapid changes on time scales of a few days. However, comparison to weather records suggest that these signals are most probably related to ground moisture and precipitation events, modifying near surface distortion of the electric fields. Multivariate statistical analysis, including principal components and canonical coherence analysis have also been applited to the data, allowing alternate views of temporal variations of signal and noise characteristics. Although there are some anomalous signals deserving more careful study, there is no evidence from this analysis for significant anomalous EM signals preceeding the Parkfield earthquake.

  18. Superconducting Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS) system for Grumman Maglev concept

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    Kalsi, Swarn S.

    1994-01-01

    The Grumman developed Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS) Maglev system has the following key characteristics: a large operating airgap--40 mm; levitation at all speeds; both high speed and low speed applications; no deleterious effects on SC coils at low vehicle speeds; low magnetic field at the SC coil--less than 0.35 T; no need to use non-magnetic/non-metallic rebar in the guideway structure; low magnetic field in passenger cabin--approximately 1 G; low forces on the SC coil; employs state-of-the-art NbTi wire; no need for an active magnet quench protection system; and lower weight than a magnet system with copper coils. The EMS Maglev described in this paper does not require development of any new technologies. The system could be built with the existing SC magnet technology.

  19. Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) program: An introduction

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    Not Available

    1990-12-01

    This booklet introduces the reader to the mission and functions of a major new unit within the US Department of Energy (DOE): the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM). The Secretary of Energy established EM in November 1989, implementing a central purpose of DOE's first annual Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Five-Year Plan, which had appeared three months earlier. The contents of this booklet, and their arrangement, reflect the annual update of the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year Plan supports DOE's strategy for meeting its 30-year compliance and cleanup goal. This strategy involves: focusing DOE's activities on eliminating or reducing known or recognized potential risks to worker and public health and the environment, containing or isolating, removing, or detoxifying onsite and offsite contamination, and developing technology to achieve DOE's environmental goals.

  20. The Role of EMS in Regionalized Systems of Care.

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    Drennan, Ian R; Verbeek, P Richard

    2015-07-01

    The parallel advancement of prehospital and in-hospital patient care has provided impetus for the development and implementation of regionalized systems of health care for patients suffering from acute, life-threatening injury and illness. Regardless of the patient's clinical condition, regionalized systems of care revolve around the premise of providing the right care to the right patient at the right time. Current regionalization strategies have shown improvements in the time to patient treatment and in patient outcome, with the incorporation of emergency medical services (EMS) bypass as a key component of the system of care. This article discusses the emerging role of EMS as a critical component of regionalized systems essential to ensure effective and efficient use of resources to improve patient outcome. We also examine some of the benefits and barriers to implementation of regionalized systems of care and avenues for future research. PMID:26073708

  1. EMS Mutagenesis in the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum

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    Tagu, Denis; Le Trionnaire, Gaël; Tanguy, Sylvie; Gauthier, Jean-Pierre; Huynh, Jean-René

    2014-01-01

    In aphids, clonal individuals can show distinct morphologic traits in response to environmental cues. Such phenotypic plasticity cannot be studied with classical genetic model organisms such as Caenorhabditis elegans or Drosophila melanogaster. The genetic basis of this biological process remain unknown, as mutations affecting this process are not available in aphids. Here, we describe a protocol to treat third-stage larvae with an alkylating mutagen, ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), to generate random mutations within the Acyrthosiphon pisum genome. We found that even low concentrations of EMS were toxic for two genotypes of A. pisum. Mutagenesis efficiency was nevertheless assessed by estimating the occurrence of mutational events on the X chromosome. Indeed, any lethal mutation on the X-chromosome would kill males that are haploid on the X so that we used the proportion of males as an estimation of mutagenesis efficacy. We could assess a putative mutation rate of 0.4 per X-chromosome at 10 mM of EMS. We then applied this protocol to perform a small-scale mutagenesis on parthenogenetic individuals, which were screened for defects in their ability to produce sexual individuals in response to photoperiod shortening. We found one mutant line showing a reproducible altered photoperiodic response with a reduced production of males and the appearance of aberrant winged males (wing atrophy, alteration of legs morphology). This mutation appeared to be stable because it could be transmitted over several generations of parthenogenetic individuals. To our knowledge, this study represents the first example of an EMS-generated aphid mutant. PMID:24531730

  2. MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA GENMICA FUNCIONAL E COMPARATIVA Instituto Superior Tcnico

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    MESTRADO EM MICROBIOLOGIA GEN�MICA FUNCIONAL E COMPARATIVA ­ Instituto Superior Técnico Objectivos Genómica Funcional e Comparativa, bem como a sua aplicação ao estudo da biologia à escala do genoma, numa. Metodologias experimentais para o estudo da regulação da expressão genética e genómica. 4. Genómica funcional

  3. Parameter estimation of superimposed signals using the EM algorithm

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    MEIR FEDER; EHUD WEINSTEIN

    1988-01-01

    A computationally efficient algorithm for parameter estimation of superimposed signals based on the two-step iterative EM (estimate-and-maximize, with an E step and an M step) algorithm is developed. The idea is to decompose the observed data into their signal components and then to estimate the parameters of each signal component separately. The algorithm iterates back and forth, using the current

  4. Convergence of EM image reconstruction algorithms with Gibbs smoothing

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    KENNETH LANGE

    1990-01-01

    P.J. Green has defined an OSL (one-step late) algorithm that retains the E-step of the EM algorithm (for image reconstruction in emission tomography) but provides an approximate solution to the M-step. Further modifications of the OSL algorithm guarantee convergence to the unique maximum of the log posterior function. Convergence is proved under a specific set of sufficient conditions. Several of

  5. Range Condition and ML-EM Checkerboard Artifacts

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    You, Jiangsheng; Wang, Jing; Liang, Zhengrong

    2007-01-01

    The expectation maximization (EM) algorithm for the maximum likelihood (ML) image reconstruction criterion generates severe checkerboard artifacts in the presence of noise. A classical remedy is to impose an a priori constraint for a penalized ML or maximum a posteriori probability solution. The penalty reduces the checkerboard artifacts and also introduces uncertainty because a priori information is usually unknown in clinic. Recent theoretical investigation reveals that the noise can be divided into two components: one is called null-space noise and the other is range-space noise. The null-space noise can be numerically estimated using filtered backprojection (FBP) algorithm. By the FBP algorithm, the null-space noise annihilates in the reconstruction while the range-space noise propagates into the reconstructed image. The aim of this work is to investigate the relation between the null-space noise and the checkerboard artifacts in the ML-EM reconstruction from noisy projection data. Our study suggests that removing the null-space noise from the projection data could improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the projection data and, therefore, reduce the checkerboard artifacts in the ML-EM reconstructed images. This study reveals an in-depth understanding of the different noise propagations in analytical and iterative image reconstructions, which may be useful to single photon emission computed tomography, where the noise has been a major factor for image degradation. The reduction of the ML-EM checkerboard artifacts by removing the null-space noise avoids the uncertainty of using a priori penalty. PMID:18449363

  6. A LOUCURA REAL E VISIONRIA DE DOM SEBASTIO EM MENSAGEM

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    Cladismari Zambon de Moraes

    Resumo: A presenÁa de uma figura mÌtica e louca como Dom Sebastiªo na obra Mensagem, de Fernando Pessoa, mostra-se como uma forma de resistŒncia e estÌmulo ao levante nacional pretendido em uma Øpoca de des‚nimo e desesperanÁa. A loucura, vista pelo ponto de vista da Antipsiquiatria, pode ser compreendida como uma voz inaudita de resistŒncia ‡s regras opressivas da sociedade,

  7. The boundary element method in EM-MWD

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    Chen Zhiyu

    1992-01-01

    The linear boundary element method for electromagnetic fields is taken to deal with the excitation of a non-symmetrical electric\\u000a dipole in a lossy half space. A simple and practical algorithm is offered to the Measurement While Drilling with Electromagnetic\\u000a waves (EM-MWD). The calculation for two models under the low frequency limits are compared with the experiments and the results\\u000a calculated

  8. Data management challenges in three-dimensional EM

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    Patwardhan, Ardan; Carazo, José-Maria; Carragher, Bridget; Henderson, Richard; Heymann, J Bernard; Hill, Emma; Jensen, Grant J; Lagerstedt, Ingvar; Lawson, Catherine L; Ludtke, Steven J; Mastronarde, David; Moore, William J; Roseman, Alan; Rosenthal, Peter; Sorzano, Carlos-Oscar S; Sanz-García, Eduardo; Scheres, Sjors H W; Subramaniam, Sriram; Westbrook, John; Winn, Martyn; Swedlow, Jason R; Kleywegt, Gerard J

    2014-01-01

    This report describes the outcomes of the Data Management Challenges in 3D Electron Microscopy workshop. Key topics discussed include data models, validation and raw-data archiving. The meeting participants agreed that the EMDataBank should take the lead in addressing these issues, and concrete action points were agreed upon that will have a substantial impact on the accessibility of three-dimensional EM data in biology and medicine. PMID:23211764

  9. Supermarket eyes 1. 5-year payback on EMS

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    Barber

    1982-01-01

    A Honeywell W-7000 load control system has cut energy consumption at a Pittsburgh Shop and Save by 13% and should pay for itself in about 1.5 years. An 18.4% increase in utility rates, however, lowered the electricity savings to 10%. The energy management system (EMS) performs duty-cycling, demand limiting, and time-of-day scheduling functions in addition to controlling 25 loads. Monitoring

  10. Some aspects of EMS-induced mutagenesis in Escherichia coli.

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    Grzesiuk, E; Janion, C

    1993-10-01

    AB2497 and its mutS and umuDC derivatives were EMS-treated at the stationary phase and specificity of mutation measured. It was found that: (i) in mutS+ cells EMS induces predominantly GC-->AT transitions (by supB or supE(oc) formation) and in mutS- cells mainly AT-->TA transversions (by supL(NG) formation); (ii) transversions of AT-->TA are umuDC-dependent and mutational specificity is biased towards AT-->GC transitions in mutS- umuDC- strains. When mutS- umuDC- cells were transfected with plasmids bearing umuD'C or umuDC genes, mutational specificity was again biased towards AT-->TA transversions; (iii) experiments with bacteria bearing umuC::lacZ or recA::lacZ fusions suggest that processing of UmuD-->UmuD' might be poorer in EMS-treated mutS- than in mutS+ cells. PMID:7692276

  11. Improving EM&V for Energy Efficiency Programs (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-07-01

    This fact sheet describes the objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy Uniform Methods Project to bring consistency to energy savings calculations in U.S. energy efficiency programs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining gross energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. They have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts. Current EM&V practice allows for multiple methods for calculating energy savings. These methods were developed to meet the needs of energy efficiency program administrators and regulators. Although they served their original objectives well, they have resulted in inconsistent and incomparable savings results - even for identical measures. The goal of the Uniform Methods Project is to strengthen the credibility of energy savings determinations by improving EM&V, increasing the consistency and transparency of how energy savings are determined.

  12. The US DOE-EM International Program - 13004

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    Elmetti, Rosa R.; Han, Ana M.; Williams, Alice C. [Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 (United States)] [Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) conducts international collaboration activities in support of U.S. policies and objectives regarding the accelerated risk reduction and remediation of environmental legacy of the nations' nuclear weapons program and government sponsored nuclear energy research. The EM International Program supported out of the EM Office of the Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary pursues collaborations with foreign government organizations, educational institutions and private industry to assist in identifying technologies and promote international collaborations that leverage resources and link international experience and expertise. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, the International Program awarded eight international collaborative projects for work scope spanning waste processing, groundwater and soil remediation, deactivation and decommissioning (D and D) and nuclear materials disposition initiatives to seven foreign organizations. Additionally, the International Program's scope and collaboration opportunities were expanded to include technical as well as non-technical areas. This paper will present an overview of the on-going tasks awarded in FY 2012 and an update of upcoming international activities and opportunities for expansion into FY 2013 and beyond. (authors)

  13. An EM Approach to MAP Solution of Segmenting Tissue Mixtures

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    Liang, Zhengrong; Wang, Su

    2008-01-01

    This work presents an iterative expectation-maximization (EM) approach to the maximum a posteriori (MAP) solution of segmenting tissue mixtures inside each image voxel. Each tissue type is assumed to follow a normal distribution across the field-of-view (FOV). Furthermore, all tissue types are assumed to be independent from each other. Under these assumptions, the summation of all tissue mixtures inside each voxel leads to the image density mean value at that voxel. The summation of all the tissue mixtures’ unobservable random processes leads to the observed image density at that voxel, and the observed image density value also follows a normal distribution (image data are observed to follow a normal distribution in many applications). By modeling the underlying tissue distributions as a Markov random field across the FOV, the conditional expectation of the posteriori distribution of the tissue mixtures inside each voxel is determined, given the observed image data and the current-iteration estimation of the tissue mixtures. Estimation of the tissue mixtures at next iteration is computed by maximizing the conditional expectation. The iterative EM approach to a MAP solution is achieved by a finite number of iterations and reasonable initial estimate. This MAP-EM framework provides a theoretical solution to the partial volume effect, which has been a major cause of quantitative imprecision in medical image processing. Numerical analysis demonstrated its potential to estimate tissue mixtures accurately and efficiently. PMID:19188116

  14. Conjoined use of EM and NMR in RNA structure refinement.

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    Gong, Zhou; Schwieters, Charles D; Tang, Chun

    2015-01-01

    More than 40% of the RNA structures have been determined using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique. NMR mainly provides local structural information of protons and works most effectively on relatively small biomacromolecules. Hence structural characterization of large RNAs can be difficult for NMR alone. Electron microscopy (EM) provides global shape information of macromolecules at nanometer resolution, which should be complementary to NMR for RNA structure determination. Here we developed a new energy term in Xplor-NIH against the density map obtained by EM. We conjointly used NMR and map restraints for the structure refinement of three RNA systems—U2/U6 small-nuclear RNA, genome-packing motif (?(CD))2 from Moloney murine leukemia virus, and ribosome-binding element from turnip crinkle virus. In all three systems, we showed that the incorporation of a map restraint, either experimental or generated from known PDB structure, greatly improves structural precision and accuracy. Importantly, our method does not rely on an initial model assembled from RNA duplexes, and allows full torsional freedom for each nucleotide in the torsion angle simulated annealing refinement. As increasing number of macromolecules can be characterized by both NMR and EM, the marriage between the two techniques would enable better characterization of RNA three-dimensional structures. PMID:25798848

  15. A Bayesian View on Cryo-EM Structure Determination

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    Scheres, Sjors H.W.

    2012-01-01

    Three-dimensional (3D) structure determination by single-particle analysis of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) images requires many parameters to be determined from extremely noisy data. This makes the method prone to overfitting, that is, when structures describe noise rather than signal, in particular near their resolution limit where noise levels are highest. Cryo-EM structures are typically filtered using ad hoc procedures to prevent overfitting, but the tuning of arbitrary parameters may lead to subjectivity in the results. I describe a Bayesian interpretation of cryo-EM structure determination, where smoothness in the reconstructed density is imposed through a Gaussian prior in the Fourier domain. The statistical framework dictates how data and prior knowledge should be combined, so that the optimal 3D linear filter is obtained without the need for arbitrariness and objective resolution estimates may be obtained. Application to experimental data indicates that the statistical approach yields more reliable structures than existing methods and is capable of detecting smaller classes in data sets that contain multiple different structures. PMID:22100448

  16. Adesão às precauções padrão pela equipe do atendimento pré-hospitalar móvel de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Aline Cristine; Adriana Cristina Oliveira; Jussara Teixeira Silva; Maria Henriqueta Rocha

    2008-01-01

    This was a cross-sectional study of workers in the pre-hospital care team in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, aimed at evaluating adherence to precautions. The study instrument included questions on knowledge, attitudes, and facilitating factors for adherence to standard precautions. Adherence was verified by percentage of adequacy: > 75 percent correct answers. Drivers showed the lowest degree of knowledge

  17. ANÁLISE DA INSERÇÃO DOS TEMAS DE HUMANIDADES E ÉTICA, COM METODOLOGIA DE APRENDIZAGEM BASEADA EM PROBLEMAS, EM CURRICULO MÉDICO INTEGRADO EM ESCOLA PÚBLICA NO DISTRITO FEDERAL, BRASIL

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    Novaes, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi; Novaes, Luiz Carlos Garcez; Guilhem, Dirce; Lolas, Fernando; Silveira, Carla; Guiotti, Murilo

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo Realizar uma análise da inserção da ética e humanidades no currículo do Curso de Medicina da Escola Superior em Ciências da Saúde - ESCS, escola pública do Distrito Federal, Brasil, de forma a contribuir com o processo de gestão curricular. Metodologia O Estudo é de coorte e documental. Foram pesquisados 37 termos relacionados à ética e 36 referentes à humanização nos objetivos educacionais e conteúdo dos módulos temáticos, habilidades e atitudes e interação ensino-serviço-comunidade, de 1a a 4a série e no programa do internato no currículo (ano 2006) e no projeto pedagógico do Curso de Medicina (2001). Resultados Maior inserção da humanização, ética e bioética na 1a e 2a série, quando comparado à inserção na 3a e 4a série e no internato, (IC95%-?=0,034, pvalue=0,007). Unidade de habilidades e atitudes: freqüência das 3 temáticas no currículo da 1a a 4a séries (IC95%-?=0,026, pvalue=0,013). Quando comparada a inserção entre o internato e as quatro primeiras séries, observa-se que nestas a inserção da temática humanização é superior (IC95%-?=0,042, pvalue=0,029). Conclusão O currículo desenvolvido no ano de 2006 na ESCS apresentou correlação com o projeto pedagógico do curso e contemplou a temática de forma abrangente, em todas as séries e internato. PMID:20396594

  18. Does EMS Perceived Anatomic Injury Predict Trauma Center Need?

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    Lerner, E. Brooke; Roberts, Jennifer; Guse, Clare E.; Shah, Manish N.; Swor, Robert; Cushman, Jeremy T.; Blatt, Alan; Jurkovich, Gregory J.; Brasel, Karen

    2013-01-01

    Objective Our objective was to determine the predictive value of the anatomic step of the 2011 Field Triage Decision Scheme for identifying trauma center need. Methods EMS providers caring for injured adults transported to regional trauma centers in 3 midsized communities were interviewed over two years. Patients were included, regardless of injury severity, if they were at least 18 years old and were transported by EMS with a mechanism of injury that was an assault, motor vehicle or motorcycle crash, fall, or pedestrian or bicyclist struck. The interview was conducted upon ED arrival and collected physiologic condition and anatomic injury data. Patients who met the physiologic criteria were excluded. Trauma center need was defined as non-orthopedic surgery within 24 hours, intensive care unit admission, or death prior to hospital discharge. Data were analyzed by calculating descriptive statistics including positive likelihood ratios (+LR) with 95% confidence intervals. Results 11,892 interviews were conducted. One was excluded because of missing outcome data and 1,274 were excluded because they met the physiologic step. EMS providers identified 1,167 cases that met the anatomic criteria, of which 307 (26%) needed the resources of a trauma center (38% sensitivity, 91% specificity, +LR 4.4; CI: 3.9 - 4.9). Criteria with a +LR ?5 were flail chest (9.0; CI: 4.1 - 19.4), paralysis (6.8; CI: 4.2 - 11.2), two or more long bone fractures (6.3; CI: 4.5 - 8.9), and amputation (6.1; CI: 1.5 - 24.4). Criteria with a +LR >2 and <5 were penetrating injury (4.8; CI: 4.2 - 5.6), and skull fracture (4.8; CI: 3.0 - 7.7). Only pelvic fracture (1.9; CI: 1.3 - 2.9) had a +LR less than 2. Conclusions The anatomic step of the Field Triage Guidelines as determined by EMS providers is a reasonable tool for determining trauma center need. Use of EMS perceived pelvic fracture as an indicator for trauma center need should be re-evaluated. PMID:23627418

  19. Exame de Ingresso Unificado das Pos-graduac~oes em Fisica

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    Exame de Ingresso Unificado das P´os-gradua¸c~oes em F´isica IFUSP ­ IFSC ­ IFGW ­ IFT 1 Semestre comprovante. · Escreva o seu c´odigo de identifica¸c~ao (EUFxxx) em TODAS as folhas de respostas no local´os-gradua¸c~ao do IFGW (Unicamp), IFT (Unesp), IFUSP e IFSC (USP). Ela cont´em problemas de F´isica Moderna, Mec

  20. Visualizao de Vrtices em Dinmica de Fluidos Computacional GILSON A. GIRALDI

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    Visualização de Vórtices em Dinâmica de Fluidos Computacional GILSON A. GIRALDI 1 ANTONIO ALBERTO supercomputadores tornou-se possível efetuar simulações numéricas em Dinâmica de Fluidos Computacional associados sendo particularmente interessantes para a análise de resultados em escoamento não

  1. ARQUITETURA BASEADA EM VECULOS AREOS NO TRIPULADOS E REDES DE SENSORES PARA APLICAES

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    Braun, Torsten

    ARQUITETURA BASEADA EM VEÍCULOS A�REOS N�O TRIPULADOS E REDES DE SENSORES PARA APLICA��ES AGRÍCOLAS: A aplicação de defensivos químicos em áreas agrícolas é de primordial importância no rendimento de lavouras. O uso de aeronaves é cada vez mais comum em tal tarefa principalmente pelo fato de aumentar a agilidade

  2. IHC2010 Anais Estendidos WEIHC Desafios para Programas de Mestrado em Interao

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    Winckler, Marco Antonio Alba

    IHC2010 ­ Anais Estendidos WEIHC 71 Desafios para Programas de Mestrado em Interação Humano em Ciência da Computação (e áreas afins) inclui a Interação Humano- Computador (IHC) no programa de ensino, seja como disciplinas específicas, optativas ou tópicos avançados tratados em disciplinas

  3. RESOLUO N 43/11-CEPE Fixa o currculo do Curso de Licenciatura em Artes, do

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    RESOLU��O N° 43/11-CEPE Fixa o currículo do Curso de Licenciatura em Artes, do Setor Litoral, para RESOLVE: Art. 1º O Currículo do curso de Licenciatura em Artes ­ realizado no período diurno é constituído História, Cultura e Arte C. FUNDAMENTOS TE�RICOS PRÁTICOS 3° PERÍODO Estágio Supervisionado I- Vivências em

  4. I like how this sounds: Am-Dm-G-C-F-Bm-Em-E

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    Reiners, Peter W.

    I like how this sounds: Am-Dm-G-C-F-Bm-Em-E Am Dm G At first I was afraid, I was petrified I kept how you've Em E done me wrong And I grew strong, I learned how to get along... Am Dm G And so you should have changed my fucking lock, I Bm Em would have made you leave your key- If I'd have known

  5. Visualizao de Vrtices em Dinmica de Fluidos Computacional GILSON A. GIRALDI 1

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    Visualização de Vórtices em Dinâmica de Fluidos Computacional GILSON A. GIRALDI 1 ANTONIO ALBERTO supercomputadores tornou­se possível efetuar simulações numéricas em Dinâmica de Fluidos Computacional associados sendo particularmente interessantes para a análise de resultados em escoamento não

  6. Development of DSP-based electromechanical (E\\/M) impedance analyzer for active structural health monitoring

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    Buli Xu; Victor Giurgiutiu

    2006-01-01

    The electromechanical (E\\/M) impedance method is a powerful technique in active structural health monitoring (SHM). E\\/M impedance method utilizes as its main apparatus an impedance analyzer that reads the in-situ E\\/M impedance of piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) attached to the monitored structure. Present-day impedance analyzer equipments (e.g.HP4194) are bulky, heavy and expensive laboratory equipment that cannot be carried into

  7. Experience with the EM60 electromagnetic system for geothermal exploration in Nevada

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    M. Wilt; N. E. Goldstein; M. Stark; J. R. Haught; H. F. Morrison

    1981-01-01

    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) conducted controlled-source electromagnetic (EM) surveys at three geothermal prospects in northern Nevada. Over 40 soundings were made in Panther Canyon (Grass Valley), near Winnemucca; Soda Lakes, near Fallon; and McCoy, west of Austin, to test and demonstrate the applicability of LBL's EM-60 system to geothermal exploration. The EM-60 is a frequency-domain system using three-component magnetic detection.

  8. EM-ANN models for microstrip vias and interconnects in dataset circuits

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    Paul M. Watson; Kuldip C. Gupta

    1996-01-01

    A novel approach for accurate and efficient modeling of monolithic microwave\\/millimeter wave integrated circuit (MMIC) components by using electromagnetically trained artificial neural network (EM-ANN) software modules is presented. Full-wave EM analysis is employed to characterize MMIC components. Structures for simulation are chosen using design of experiments (DOE) methodology. EM-ANN models are then trained using physical parameters as inputs and S-parameters

  9. Geometry and Microstructure Effect on EM-Induced Copper Interconnect Degradation

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    Ehrenfried Zschech; Paul S. Ho; Dieter Schmeisser; Moritz Andreas Meyer; Anand V. Vairagar; Gerd Schneider; Meike Hauschildt; Matthias Kraatz; Valeriy Sukharev

    2009-01-01

    Statistical analysis of electromigration (EM) lifetimes of inlaid copper interconnects, in situ microscopy experiments at embedded inlaid copper interconnect structures, and numerical simulations of grain growth and EM degradation processes are necessary for future on-chip interconnect systems with high immunity to EM-induced failure. Experimental results, i.e., statistics of lifetime and void distributions, copper microstructure data from electron backscatter diffraction studies,

  10. ADMINISTRATION AND COLLEGE MASTERS 343342 ADMINISTRATION Emergency Medical Service (EMS) .................................................... Bill Taylor

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    ADMINISTRATION AND COLLEGE MASTERS 343342 ADMINISTRATION Emergency Medical Service (EMS) .................................................... Bill Taylor Enrollment: Administration ........................................................ Barry ..................................................................... Bill Mack General Counsel ...................................................... Carlos Garcia, Joe

  11. Modeling of MHD edge containment in strip casting with ELEKTRA and CaPS-EM codes

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    Chang, F. C.

    2000-01-12

    This paper presents modeling studies of magnetohydrodynamics analysis in twin-roll casting. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and ISPAT Inland Inc. (Inland), formerly Inland Steel Co., have worked together to develop a three-dimensional (3-D) computer model that can predict eddy currents, fluid flows, and liquid metal containment of an electromagnetic (EM) edge containment device. The model was verified by comparing predictions with experimental results of liquid metal containment and fluid flow in EM edge dams (EMDs) that were designed at Inland for twin-roll casting. This mathematical model can significantly shorten casting research on the use of EM fields for liquid metal containment and control. The model can optimize the EMD design so it is suitable for application, and minimize expensive time-consuming full-scale testing. Numerical simulation was performed by coupling a 3-D finite-element EM code (ELEKTRA) and a 3-D finite-difference fluids code (CaPS-EM) to solve heat transfer, fluid flow, and turbulence transport in a casting process that involves EM fields. ELEKTRA can predict the eddy-current distribution and the EM forces in complex geometries. CaPS-EM can model fluid flows with free surfaces. The computed 3-D magnetic fields and induced eddy currents in ELEKTRA are used as input to temperature- and flow-field computations in CaPS-EM. Results of the numerical simulation compared well with measurements obtained from both static and dynamic tests.

  12. Edital de Retificao n 5/2013-Duplo-Curso 1 -1 UUnniivveerrssiiddaaddee ddee BBrraasslliiaa UUnnBB

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Edital de Retificação nº 5/2013- Duplo-Curso 1 - 1 UUnniivveerrssiiddaaddee ddee BBrraassíílliiaa ­­ UUnnBB Decanato de Ensino de Graduação ­ DEG Secretaria de Administração Acadêmica - SAA Duplo Curso Administração Acadêmica ­ SAA, em atendimento à solicitação do Colegiado do curso de Música, tornam pública

  13. A Gestão Estratégica das Instituições de Ensino Superior: uma contribuição ao melhor desempenho no caso brasileiro

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alfredo Colenci Júnior; Ana Lúcia Spigolon; Marco Anselmo de Godoi; Maria Elizete Luz Sáes

    Resumo: O crescimento no número de instituições de Ensino Superior no Brasil tem provocado inadequações, decorrentes da má gestão e do baixo comprometimento em relação à qualidade do processo educacional. O não alinhamento da educação superior com políticas de desenvolvimento e a falta de uma efetiva regulamentação institucional, no atendimento às demandas regionais, representam uma grave dispersão de esforços e

  14. Covariance Matrix Estimation for the Cryo-EM Heterogeneity Problem*

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    Katsevich, E.; Katsevich, A.; Singer, A.

    2015-01-01

    In cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a microscope generates a top view of a sample of randomly oriented copies of a molecule. The problem of single particle reconstruction (SPR) from cryo-EM is to use the resulting set of noisy two-dimensional projection images taken at unknown directions to reconstruct the three-dimensional (3D) structure of the molecule. In some situations, the molecule under examination exhibits structural variability, which poses a fundamental challenge in SPR. The heterogeneity problem is the task of mapping the space of conformational states of a molecule. It has been previously suggested that the leading eigenvectors of the covariance matrix of the 3D molecules can be used to solve the heterogeneity problem. Estimating the covariance matrix is challenging, since only projections of the molecules are observed, but not the molecules themselves. In this paper, we formulate a general problem of covariance estimation from noisy projections of samples. This problem has intimate connections with matrix completion problems and high-dimensional principal component analysis. We propose an estimator and prove its consistency. When there are finitely many heterogeneity classes, the spectrum of the estimated covariance matrix reveals the number of classes. The estimator can be found as the solution to a certain linear system. In the cryo-EM case, the linear operator to be inverted, which we term the projection covariance transform, is an important object in covariance estimation for tomographic problems involving structural variation. Inverting it involves applying a filter akin to the ramp filter in tomography. We design a basis in which this linear operator is sparse and thus can be tractably inverted despite its large size. We demonstrate via numerical experiments on synthetic datasets the robustness of our algorithm to high levels of noise. PMID:25699132

  15. ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao

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    Endler, Markus

    #12;wonogr(s em giêni d gomputçãoD xoF ISGIH sxX HIHQEWURI iditorX rofF grlos tosé ereir de vuenEdesireEintention @fhsA rE hiteture hve een proposedF iven though most of them re implemented sed on existing generl( (le types @eFgF wvAF es onseE queneD this prevents the integrtion with existing lirries nd frmeworks

  16. EM Modelling of RF Propagation Through Plasma Plumes

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    Pandolfo, L.; Bandinelli, M.; Araque Quijano, J. L.; Vecchi, G.; Pawlak, H.; Marliani, F.

    2012-05-01

    Electric propulsion is a commercially attractive solution for attitude and position control of geostationary satellites. Hall-effect ion thrusters generate a localized plasma flow in the surrounding of the satellite, whose impact on the communication system needs to be qualitatively and quantitatively assessed. An electromagnetic modelling tool has been developed and integrated into the Antenna Design Framework- ElectroMagnetic Satellite (ADF-EMS). The system is able to guide the user from the plume definition phases through plume installation and simulation. A validation activity has been carried out and the system has been applied to the plume modulation analysis of SGEO/Hispasat mission.

  17. Caucasicosides E-M, furostanol glycosides from Helleborus caucasicus.

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    Muzashvili, Tamar; Perrone, Angela; Napolitano, Assunta; Kemertelidze, Ether; Pizza, Cosimo; Piacente, Sonia

    2011-12-01

    Nine furostanol glycosides, namely caucasicosides E-M, were isolated from the MeOH extract of the leaves of Helleborus caucasicus, along with 11 known compounds including nine furostanol glycosides, a bufadienolide and an ecdysteroid. Their structures were established by the extensive use of 1D and 2D NMR experiments along with ESIMS(n) analyses. The steroidal composition of leaves of H. caucasicus shows as particular feature the occurrence of steroidal compounds belonging to the 5? series, unusual for Helleborus species, and in particular, caucasicosides F-H are based on a 5?-polyhydroxylated steroidal aglycon never reported before. PMID:21893324

  18. On the EM algorithm for overdispersed count data.

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    McLachlan, G J

    1997-03-01

    In this paper, we consider the use of the EM algorithm for the fitting of distributions by maximum likelihood to overdispersed count data. In the course of this, we also provide a review of various approaches that have been proposed for the analysis of such data. As the Poisson and binomial regression models, which are often adopted in the first instance for these analyses, are particular examples of a generalized linear model (GLM), the focus of the account is on the modifications and extensions to GLMs for the handling of overdispersed count data. PMID:9185291

  19. EMS-induced mutations in Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Say), species A.

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    Mitchell, S E; Seawright, J A

    1989-01-01

    Three new mutants were induced in a laboratory strain of Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Say), species A, by feeding adult males ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS). Rose eye (ro) is a recessive X-linked trait. Short antenna (Sa) and melanotic (Mel) are dominant autosomal traits that are lethal in the homozygous condition. Linkage crosses and X-autosome translocations were used to assign short antenna to the right arm of chromosome 3 about 45 map units proximal to stripe (st+), and melanotic was located on chromosome 2 near the centromere. PMID:2921510

  20. Accuracy of EMS-Reported Last Known Normal Times in Suspected Acute Stroke Patients

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    Curfman, David; Connor, Lisa Tabor; Moy, Hawnwan Philip; Heitsch, Laura; Panagos, Peter; Lee, Jin-Moo; Tan, David K.; Ford, Andria L.

    2014-01-01

    Background and Purpose The last known normal (LKN) time is a critical determinant of IV tPA eligibility; however, the accuracy of EMS-reported LKN times is unknown. We determined the congruence between EMS-reported and neurologist-determined LKN times and identified predictors of incongruent LKN times. Methods We prospectively collected EMS-reported LKN times for patients brought into the ED with suspected acute stroke and calculated the absolute difference between the EMS-reported and neurologist-determined LKN times (|?LKN|). We determined the rate of inappropriate IV tPA use if EMS-reported times had been used in place of neurologist-determined times. Univariate and multivariable linear regression assessed for any predictors of prolonged |?LKN|. Results Of 251 patients, mean and median |?LKN| were 28 and 0 minutes, respectively. |?LKN| was <15 min in 91% of the entire cohort and was <15 min in 80% of patients with a diagnosis of stroke (n=86). Of patients who received IV tPA, none would have been incorrectly excluded from IV tPA if the EMS LKN time had been used. Conversely, of patients who did not receive IV tPA, 6% would have been incorrectly included for IV tPA consideration had the EMS time been used. In patients with wake-up stroke symptoms, EMS underestimated LKN times: mean EMS LKN time - neurologist LKN time = ?208 minutes. The presence of wake-up stroke symptoms (p<0.0001) and older age (p=0.019) were independent predictors of prolonged |?LKN|. Conclusions EMS-reported LKN times were largely congruent with neurologist-determined times. Focused EMS training regarding wake-up stroke symptoms may further improve accuracy. PMID:24643409

  1. Generalized Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion Em Let Em denote the number of elements in S that satisfy

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    Lyuu, Yuh-Dauh

    . · Then Em = Sm - m + 1 1 Sm+1 + m + 2 2 Sm+2 - · · · + (-1)t-m t t - m St = t k=m (-1)k-m k k - m Sk. (43) c r k . c 2004 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan University Page 374 The Proof (concluded - m k = r m r-m k=0 (-1)k r - m k = r m (1 - 1)r-m = 0. c 2004 Prof. Yuh-Dauh Lyuu, National Taiwan

  2. Hanford Site performance summary -- EM funded programs, July 1995

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    Schultz, E.A.

    1995-07-01

    Performance data for July 1995 reflects a 4% unfavorable schedule variance and is an improvement over June 1995. The majority of the behind schedule condition is attributed to EM-30, (Office of Waste Management). The majority of the EM-30 schedule variance is associated with the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Program. The TWRS schedule variance is attributed to the delay in obtaining key decision 0 (KD-0) for Project W-314, ``Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations`` and the Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility (MWTF) workscope still being a part of the baseline. Baseline Change Requests (BCRs) are in process rebaselining Project W-314 and deleting the MWTF from the TWRS baseline. Once the BCR`s are approved and implemented, the overall schedule variance will be reduced to $15.0 million. Seventy-seven enforceable agreement milestones were scheduled FYTD. Seventy-one (92%) of the seventy-seven were completed on or ahead of schedule, two were completed late and four are delinquent. Performance data reflects a continued significant favorable cost variance of $124.3 million (10%). The cost variance is attributed to process improvements/efficiencies, elimination of low-value work, workforce reductions and is expected to continue for the remainder of this fiscal year. A portion of the cost variance is attributed to a delay in billings which should self-correct by fiscal year-end.

  3. Contactless ultrasonic treatment of melts using EM induction

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    Bojarevics, V.; Djambazov, G.; Lebon, G. S. B.; Pericleous, K. A.

    2015-06-01

    Ultrasound Treatment (UT) is commonly used in light alloys during solidification to refine microstructure, or disperse immersed particles. A sonotrode probe introduced into the melt generates sound waves that are strong enough to produce cavitation of dissolved gases. The same method cannot be used in high temperature melts, or for highly reactive alloys, due to probe erosion and melt contamination. An alternative, contactless method of generating sound waves is proposed and investigated theoretically in this paper, using electromagnetic (EM) induction. In addition to strong vibration, the EM induction currents generate strong stirring in the melt that aids distribution of the UT effect to large volumes of material. In a typical application, the same induction coil surrounding the crucible used to melt the alloy may be adopted for UT with suitable frequency tuning. Alternatively - or in addition - a top coil may be used. For industrial use, instead of multiple sonotrodes as has been the practice in scaling up, modelling shows that one simply has to alter the coil geometry and current to suit. To reach sinusoidal pressure fluctuations suitable for cavitation it may be necessary to tune the induction coil frequency for resonance, given the crucible dimensions.

  4. Implementing a DCS-to-EMS data link

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    Haag, D.E. [MAX Control Systems, Lansdale, PA (United States); Krutsick, S.T. [Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., Allentown, PA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    There has been a long standing requirement for power plants to respond to load dispatch signals from centrally located power control centers. Likewise, control centers need to know what is happening at the power plants to enable good dispatch decisions to be made, and often to forward information from the plants to other departments in the company. The means of communication between the plants and the control centers has evolved over the years, but has often not taken advantage of new technology and benefits it offers. With the emergence of the distributed control system (DCS) and new digital communications technology, many power companies are in a position to re-think and redesign the communications between the plants and headquarters. This paper will describe the implementation of a data link design at one power company which connects as power plant DCS`s with the company`s Energy Management System (EMS). The link is reliable and flexible. The quantity and type of data can be tailored to each plant and easily expanded when the need arises. This provides benefits when adding new control functions. As the industry responds to the challenges of increased competition and environmental regulation, there a need to expand the amount of information available to power plant and power system operators. Datalinks such as this will facilitate the exchange of data between the DCS and the EMS, leading to improvements in the operation of the utility`s generation resources on a system-wide basis.

  5. 14 em august 2013 awma.org Copyright 2013 Air & Waste Management Association

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    Rohs, Remo

    14 em august 2013 awma.org Copyright 2013 Air & Waste Management Association em · feature Whether in the Department of Environ- mental Science, Policy, and Management and the School of Public Health, go to school, or secure health care. In the case described here, that data came from the six

  6. ISBN 978-85-8328-029-3 Programa de Ps-Graduao em Ecologia

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    NO MAR, NA TERRA E EM ÁGUAS CONTINENTAIS Organizadores: Moacyr Batilani-Filho Larissa Zanette;E18 Ecologia de campo : abordagens no mar, na terra e em águas continentais / organizadores Moacyr Ecología, México) Dr. Mauricio Petrucio (ECZ-UFSC) Drª Melissa Carvalho (Pós-Doc PPG Ecologia-UFSC) Dr

  7. SISTEMATIZAO DE OCORRNCIAS DE DESASTRES NATURAIS NA REGIO SUL DO BRASIL EM 2011

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    Página1 SISTEMATIZAÇÃO DE OCORRÊNCIAS DE DESASTRES NATURAIS NA REGIÃO SUL DO BRASIL EM 2011 Janete Aplicação de Geotecnologias para Desastres Naturais e Eventos Extremos para a Região Sul do Brasil e forma, a pesquisa tem como objetivo analisar os eventos de desastres naturais na Região Sul do Brasil em

  8. Mapping Coastal Wetlands Using EM and Airborne Lidar: a Texas Example

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    J. G. Paine; W. A. White; R. C. Smyth; J. R. Andrews; J. C. Gibeaut

    2005-01-01

    We combined EM induction and airborne lidar measurements with vegetation surveys along two transects across Mustang Island, a Texas barrier island, to examine whether EM and lidar can be used to map coastal wetlands and associated geomorphic environments. Lidar-derived elevations correlate well with National Wetland Inventory (NWI) upland, palustrine, estuarine, and marine units. Lidar can be used to map wetland

  9. SGA based symbol detection and EM channel estimation for MIMO systems

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    Yugang Jia; Christophe Andrieu; Robert J. Piechocki; Magnus Sandell

    2006-01-01

    This paper investigates iterative channel estimation and symbol detection for spatial multiplexing multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems with frequency flat block fading channels using the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm. The maximum likelihood (ML) estimation of the MIMO channels via the EM algorithm requires the computation of the posterior mean and covariance of transmit symbol vectors which involve an exhaustive search

  10. Developing State and National Evaluation Infrastructures- Guidance for the Challenges and Opportunities of EM&V

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    Schiller, Steven R.; Goldman, Charles A.

    2011-06-24

    Evaluating the impacts and effectiveness of energy efficiency programs is likely to become increasingly important for state policymakers and program administrators given legislative mandates and regulatory goals and increasing reliance on energy efficiency as a resource. In this paper, we summarize three activities that the authors have conducted that highlight the expanded role of evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V): a study that identified and analyzed challenges in improving and scaling up EM&V activities; a scoping study that identified issues involved in developing a national efficiency EM&V standard; and lessons learned from providing technical assistance on EM&V issues to states that are ramping up energy efficiency programs. The lessons learned are summarized in 13 EM&V issues that policy makers should address in each jurisdiction and which are listed and briefly described. The paper also discusses how improving the effectiveness and reliability of EM&V will require additional capacity building, better access to existing EM&V resources, new methods to address emerging issues and technologies, and perhaps foundational documents and approaches to improving the credibility and cross jurisdictional comparability of efficiency investments. Two of the potential foundational documents discussed are a national EM&V standard or resource guide and regional deemed savings and algorithm databases.

  11. ANÁLISE FINANCEIRA DO ESTOQUE: UM ESTUDO APLICADO EM SIMULAÇÃO ORGANIZACIONAL DO TIPO JOGO DE EMPRESAS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruno Rodrigues Fernandes; Murilo Alvarenga Oliveira

    RESUMO As empresas estão em constante busca pela redução do valor aplicado em estoques, buscando dessa forma a redução do capital imobilizado nesse ativo, e ao mesmo tempo buscar administrar da melhor forma possível os três grandes custos inerentes ao estoque: custo de excesso, custo da venda perdida e custo de oportunidade. Para isso, muitas utilizam a metodologia do Lote

  12. Bayesian reconstructions from emission tomography data using a modified EM algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    PETER J. GREEN

    1990-01-01

    A novel method of reconstruction from single-photon emission computerized tomography data is proposed. This method builds on the expectation-maximization (EM) approach to maximum likelihood reconstruction from emission tomography data, but aims instead at maximum posterior probability estimation, which takes account of prior belief about smoothness in the isotope concentration. A novel modification to the EM algorithm yields a practical method.

  13. Marginal maximum likelihood estimation of item parameters: Application of an EM algorithm

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    R. Darrell Bock; Murray Aitkin

    1981-01-01

    Maximum likelihood estimation of item parameters in the marginal distribution, integrating over the distribution of ability, becomes practical when computing procedures based on an EM algorithm are used. By characterizing the ability distribution empirically, arbitrary assumptions about its form are avoided. The Em procedure is shown to apply to general item-response models lacking simple sufficient statistics for ability. This includes

  14. ENHANCEMENT OF MICROTUBULES IN EM TOMOGRAPHY Ming Jiang and Qiang Ji

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    ENHANCEMENT OF MICROTUBULES IN EM TOMOGRAPHY Ming Jiang and Qiang Ji Dept of ECSE Rensselaer, NY 12201-0509 ABSTRACT The interpretation of the EM tomography of microtubules is challenging due of microtubules, it is particu- larly challenging to interpret the acquired data due to its low SNR and the fact

  15. Oxygen isotope evidence for recycled crust in the source of EM-type ocean island basalts

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    Jon D. Woodhead; Peter Greenwood; Russell S. Harmon; Peter Stoffers

    1993-01-01

    The oxygen isotope compositions of fresh volcanic glasses from submarine volcanoes of 'enriched mantle' (EM-I and EM-II) type appear to require the presence of subducted crustal components in the source of these lavas. These data confirm earlier inferences from trace elements and radiogenic isotopes, and also provide a rare opportunity to estimate the proportion of subducted material that reaches the

  16. TISSUE MIXTURE CHARACTERIZATION IN THE PRESENCE OF MRI INHOMOGENEITY BY THE EM ALGORITHM

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    TISSUE MIXTURE CHARACTERIZATION IN THE PRESENCE OF MRI INHOMOGENEITY BY THE EM ALGORITHM Z. Liang1 volume effect and inhomogeneity in segmenting tissue mixtures inside each voxel of magnetic resonance and Markov priors for tissue mixture and bias field in establishing this MAP-EM framework are described

  17. Covariance Structure Model Fit Testing under Missing Data: An Application of the Supplemented EM Algorithm

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    Cai, Li; Lee, Taehun

    2009-01-01

    We apply the Supplemented EM algorithm (Meng & Rubin, 1991) to address a chronic problem with the "two-stage" fitting of covariance structure models in the presence of ignorable missing data: the lack of an asymptotically chi-square distributed goodness-of-fit statistic. We show that the Supplemented EM algorithm provides a convenient…

  18. EM training of finite-state transducers and its application to pronunciation modeling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Han Shu; I. Lee Hetherington

    2002-01-01

    Recently, nite-state transducers (FSTs) have been shown to be useful for a number of applications in speech and lan- guage processing. FST operations such as composition, de- terminization, and minimization make manipulating FSTs very simple. In this paper, we present a method to learn weights for arbitrary FSTs using the EM algorithm. We show that this FST EM algorithm is

  19. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ASTROFSICA DOS OBJETIVOS DO CURSO

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ASTROFÍSICA TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS DO CURSO Artigo 1o - O curso de Pós-graduação em Astrofísica conduz programas de Mestrado e Doutorado, visando à formação de especialistas e a realização de pesquisa científica nas várias áreas da Astrofísica. Artigo 2o - O curso de Pós

  20. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM CINCIA DO SISTEMA TERRESTRE

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA DO SISTEMA TERRESTRE TÍTULO I DA ORGANIZAÇÃO Art. 1 - O Curso de Doutorado em Ciência do Sistema Terrestre do INPE tem como objetivo a formação de ambientais regionais e globais. Art. 2 - O Curso de Ciência do Sistema Terrestre (PG-CST) reger-se-á pelo

  1. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA TTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA TÍTULO I ­ DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art. 1º ­ O Curso de pós-graduação em Computação Aplicada, doravante referido como Curso, mantém GERAL Art. 2º ­ O Curso reger-se-á pelo Regimento dos Cursos de Pós-Graduação do INPE, por este

  2. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM COMPUTAO APLICADA TTULO I -DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA TÍTULO I - DOS OBJETIVOS E FINALIDADES Art 1º - O Curso de pós-graduação em Computação Aplicada, doravante referido como Curso, mantém GERAL Art. 2º - O Curso reger-se-á pelo Regimento dos Cursos de Pós-Graduação do INPE, por este

  3. INSCRIO EM CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO Resumo Escolar (Iniciar pelo ltimo Curso Realizado)

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    INSCRIÇÃO EM CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO Resumo Escolar (Iniciar pelo Último Curso Realizado) Dados Pessoais Endereços FAVOR COLAR FOTO 3X4 Curso Pretendido Curso: A) Manterá vínculo empregatício durante a realização do curso? Sim Não B) Em caso afirmativo

  4. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ASTROFSICA DOS OBJETIVOS DO CURSO

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ASTROFÍSICA TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS DO CURSO Artigo 1° - O curso de Pós-graduação em Astrofísica conduz programas de Mestrado e Doutorado, visando à formação de especialistas e a realização de pesquisa científica nas várias áreas da Astrofísica. Artigo 2° - O curso de Pós

  5. REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM ASTROFSICA DOS OBJETIVOS DO CURSO

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    REGIMENTO DO CURSO DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM ASTROFÍSICA TÍTULO I DOS OBJETIVOS DO CURSO Artigo 1 - O curso de Pós-graduação em Astrofísica conduz programas de Mestrado e Doutorado, visando à formação de especialistas e a realização de pesquisa científica nas várias áreas da Astrofísica. Artigo 2 - O curso de Pós

  6. An Approximate EM Algorithm for Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Generalized Linear Mixed Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liming Xiang; Siu-Keung Tse

    2003-01-01

    This article considers the maximum likelihood estimation in generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs). Using results from number theory, we propose a numerical EM algorithm to find the maximum likelihood estimates in GLMMs. Details of the steps required by applying the proposed numerical method to the E-step of the EM algorithm are outlined. The performance and efficiency of the proposed method

  7. Anxiety levels in EMS providers: Effects of violence and shift schedules

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elisabeth Fowlie Mock; Keith D Wrenn; Seth W Wright; T. Chadwick Eustis; Corey M Slovis

    1999-01-01

    We tried to measure anxiety levels in emergency medical service (EMS) providers to determine the effects of (1) having had a violent encounter during a shift and (2) different shift schedules, conducting a prospective observational study over 3 months in an urban EMS system setting. A convenience sample of 23 EMTs and 40 EMT-Ps was observed. Anxiety levels were measured

  8. NCLEO DE ESTUDOS EM DIREITO CIVIL CONSTITUCIONAL PROJETO DE PESQUISA VIRADA DE COPRNICO

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    1 NÚCLEO DE ESTUDOS EM DIREITO CIVIL CONSTITUCIONAL PROJETO DE PESQUISA VIRADA DE COPÉRNICO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO DA FACULDADE DE DIREITO DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARANÁ ­ PPGD UFPR EDITAL DE ESTUDOS EM DIREITO CIVIL CONSTITUCIONAL ­ PROJETO DE PESQUISA VIRADA DE COPÉRNICO, observadas as seguintes

  9. INPE-12145-TDI/969 ANLISE DE EPISDIOS DE TORNADO EM SANTA CATARINA

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    INPE-12145-TDI/969 ANÁLISE DE EPISÓDIOS DE TORNADO EM SANTA CATARINA: CARACTERIZAÇÃO SINÓTICA E. Análise de episódios de tornados em Santa Catarina: caracterização sinótica e mineração de dados / I. P. O. Marcelino. ­ São José dos Campos: INPE, 2003. 223p. ­ (INPE-12145-TDI/969). 1.Tornados. 2.Tempestades

  10. Global Convergence of the EM Algorithm for Unconstrained Latent Variable Models with Categorical Indicators

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    Weissman, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Convergence of the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm to a global optimum of the marginal log likelihood function for unconstrained latent variable models with categorical indicators is presented. The sufficient conditions under which global convergence of the EM algorithm is attainable are provided in an information-theoretic context by…

  11. Mtodo e loucura da teorizao em psicanlise: a busca de figurabilidade

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    1 Método e loucura da teorização em psicanálise: a busca de figurabilidade Theorising Method búsqueda de la figurabilidad Thamy Ayouch1 (Ayouch T. (2013) :"Método e loucura da teorização em vincular a teorização, a ficção e a prática analítica. Palavras-chave: Teorização, afetividade, loucura

  12. A saúde mental do trabalhador em saúde mental: um estudo com trabalhadores de um hospital psiquiátrico

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tatiana Ramminger

    1 Resumo: O presente estudo propõe uma reflexão sobre a saúde mental do trabalhador em saúde mental, a partir do levantamento das características sócio-demográficas e funcionais dos trabalhadores atendidos pelo Serviço de Engenharia, Segurança e Medicina do Trabalho - (Sesmt) de um hospital psiquiátrico, entre março e agosto de 2001, cujo diagnóstico se reporta a transtornos mentais. Funda- menta-se em

  13. Method for evaluating compatibility of commercial electromagnetic (EM) microsensor tracking systems with surgical and imaging tables

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    Nafis, Christopher; Jensen, Vern; von Jako, Ron

    2008-03-01

    Electromagnetic (EM) tracking systems have been successfully used for Surgical Navigation in ENT, cranial, and spine applications for several years. Catheter sized micro EM sensors have also been used in tightly controlled cardiac mapping and pulmonary applications. EM systems have the benefit over optical navigation systems of not requiring a line-of-sight between devices. Ferrous metals or conductive materials that are transient within the EM working volume may impact tracking performance. Effective methods for detecting and reporting EM field distortions are generally well known. Distortion compensation can be achieved for objects that have a static spatial relationship to a tracking sensor. New commercially available micro EM tracking systems offer opportunities for expanded image-guided navigation procedures. It is important to know and understand how well these systems perform with different surgical tables and ancillary equipment. By their design and intended use, micro EM sensors will be located at the distal tip of tracked devices and therefore be in closer proximity to the tables. Our goal was to define a simple and portable process that could be used to estimate the EM tracker accuracy, and to vet a large number of popular general surgery and imaging tables that are used in the United States and abroad.

  14. Influência da metodologia de avaliação da camada semi-redutora em radiologia diagnóstica

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marco Aurélio de Sousa Lacerda; Teógenes Augusto da Silva; Arno Heeren de Oliveira

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: A análise crítica da metodologia de medida da camada semi-redutora em feixes de raios X teve como base o regulamento técnico para proteção radiológica e controle de qualidade em radiodiagnóstico médico e odontológico. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Na medida da camada semi-redutora, a técnica radiográ- fica, o arranjo experimental, os meios espalhadores, a instrumentação, o tamanho de campo de radiação

  15. Lepo: Sistema de Apoio à Decisão Médica em Oftalmologia Baseado no Sistema Lepidus

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antonio Carlos; Roque da Silva; Juliana Mantovani Bottós; Ivan Torres Pisa; Andréia Cristina Galina

    Resumo - O projeto Lepo visa desenvolver uma versão do sistema Lepidus especializada em oftalmologia. Esse sistema baseia-se em uma codificação original através de funções senoidais amortecidas de sinais e sin- tomas médicos para descrever doenças. Oferece consulta remota via Internet para auxiliar médicos no diagnós- tico de seus pacientes como segunda opinião. Para adaptar o sistema Lepidus para descritores

  16. Using Hierarchical EM to Extract Planes from 3D Range Scans

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    Cremers, Daniel

    Using Hierarchical EM to Extract Planes from 3D Range Scans Rudolph Triebel and Wolfram Burgard a hierarchical variant of the popular Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm [1] to simultaneously learn. Whereas in the past several techniques have been Fig. 1. Birds-eye view of a data set and its planar

  17. Phase 2 cost quality management assessment report for the Office of Technology Development (EM-50)

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    Not Available

    1994-08-01

    The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Head quarters (HQ) Cost Quality Management Assessment (CQMA) evaluated the practices of the Office of Technology Development (EM-50). The CQMA reviewed EM-50 management documents and reported results in the HQ CQMA Phase 1 report (March 1993). In this Assessment Phase, EM-50 practices were determined through interviews with staff members. The interviews were conducted from the end of September through early December 1993. EM-50 management documents (Phase 1) and practices (Phase 2) were compared to the Performance Objectives and Criteria (POCs) contained in the DOE/HQ Cost Quality Management Assessment Handbook. More detail on the CQMA process is provided in section 2. Interviewees are listed in appendix A. Documents reviewed during Phase 2 are listed in appendix B. Section 3 contains detailed observations, discussions, and recommendations. A summary of observations and recommendations is presented.

  18. A Generalized Fast Frequency Sweep Algorithm for Coupled Circuit-EM Simulations

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    Rockway, J D; Champagne, N J; Sharpe, R M; Fasenfest, B

    2004-01-14

    Frequency domain techniques are popular for analyzing electromagnetics (EM) and coupled circuit-EM problems. These techniques, such as the method of moments (MoM) and the finite element method (FEM), are used to determine the response of the EM portion of the problem at a single frequency. Since only one frequency is solved at a time, it may take a long time to calculate the parameters for wideband devices. In this paper, a fast frequency sweep based on the Asymptotic Wave Expansion (AWE) method is developed and applied to generalized mixed circuit-EM problems. The AWE method, which was originally developed for lumped-load circuit simulations, has recently been shown to be effective at quasi-static and low frequency full-wave simulations. Here it is applied to a full-wave MoM solver, capable of solving for metals, dielectrics, and coupled circuit-EM problems.

  19. INFORMAO CCPG/002/2011 Tendo em vista a necessidade de reviso da regulamentao das normas sobre o

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    INFORMA��O CCPG/002/2011 Tendo em vista a necessidade de revisão da regulamentação das normas sobre deverão obrigatoriamente conter: I. Capa com formato único ou em formato alternativo que deverá conter as respectivas assinaturas. V. Resumo e abstract em português e em inglês (ambos com no máximo 500 palavras). VI

  20. Nonthermal Synchrotron and Synchrotron Self-Compton Emission from GRBs: Predictions for {\\em Swift} and {\\em GLAST}

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    Justin Finke; Charles Dermer; Markus Boettcher

    2008-02-11

    Results of a leptonic jet model for the prompt emission and early afterglows of GRBs are presented. The synchrotron component is modeled with the canonical Band spectrum and the synchrotron self-Compton component is calculated from the implied synchrotron-emitting electron spectrum in a relativistic plasma blob. In the comoving frame the magnetic field is assumed to be tangled and the electron and photon distributions are assumed to be isotropic. The Compton-scattered spectrum is calculated using the full Compton cross-section in the Thomson through Klein-Nishina using the Jones formula. Pair production photoabsorption, both from ambient radiation in the jet and from the extragalactic background light (EBL), is taken into account. Results are presented as a function of a small set of parameters: the Doppler factor, the observed variability timescale, the comoving magnetic field, the peak synchrotron flux, and the redshift of the burst. Model predictions will be tested by multiwavelength observations, including the {\\em Swift} and {\\em GLAST} satellites, which will provide unprecedented coverage of GRBs.

  1. A Strategy for Collecting and Analyzing Multiple Electromagnetic (EM) Data Sets for Pre- Earthquake Signal Investigations

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    Bleier, T. E.; Cutler, D.; Dunson, C.; Bortnik, D.; Calais, D.; Dautermann, T.; Maniscalco, M.

    2006-12-01

    There have been a number of reports of interesting electromagnetic (EM) signals detected prior to large earthquakes, but the subsequent analyses have been hampered by insufficient instrumentation to cover large geographical areas, and enough data history to allow statistical analyses of potential "earthquake signatures". The EM data analysis requires that several basic questions be addressed: "What are the "normal" background signatures (both natural and man-made) for each instrument during non-earthquake days?" and "What are the statistically "unique" signatures associated with large earthquakes?" Both ground and space sensors are subjected to a wide variety of non-earthquake EM noise (geomagnetic micropulsations, SRS, Schumann Resonance and man-made EM noise). We first show the top-level strategy developed by QuakeFinder and our partners to collect large volumes of satellite EM data (DEMETER and QuakeSat), and ground EM data (from QuakeFinder's CalMagNet and Berkeley's magnetometer network, and total electron content (TEC) data from both US and Japanese GPS networks). We show a wide variety of algorithms used to identify and characterize natural and man-made EM noise, and then compare the information from multiple instrument platforms and algorithms to help discriminate between "normal" EM noise sources and potentially "earthquake-generated" EM noise. This data collection, algorithm generation, and analysis processes are evolving from a simple "post quake" analysis, to a daily ingest, data fusion, and strategy refinement at our QuakeFinder Data Center. We also recognize that there may never be enough instrumentation located at the right place and at the right time, so we also include the strategy to use multiple, portable instruments to collect and measure potential post-quake EM signals near the epicenter area.

  2. GLLH EM Invisible Cloak With Novel Front Branching And Without Exceed Light Speed Violation

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    Ganquan Xie; Jianhua Li; Lee Xie; Feng Xie

    2010-05-21

    In this paper, we propose new Global and Local (GL) electromagnetic (EM) cloaks with distinctive class material a_{\\alpha \\beta}\\log ^\\alpha (b_{\\alpha \\beta}/h) h^\\beta (GLLH Cloak) without exceed light speed violation. The refractive index of the GLLH cloak material, $n(r)$, is large than one or equal to one. Our GLLH cloak is created by GL EM modeling and GL EM cloak inversion with searching class \\it a_{\\alpha \\beta}\\log ^\\alpha (b_{\\alpha \\beta}/h) h^\\beta. The GLLH cloaks in this paper have finite speed and have no exceed light speed? physical violations and have more advantages. The GLLH EM cloaks can be practicable by using normal materials and are available for all broad frequency band. The GL EM cloak inversion and electromagnetic integral equation for cloak are presented in this paper. The novel EM wave propagation and front branching in the GLLH cloak by GL EM modeling are presented in this paper. The EM wave front propagation in GLLH cloak is behind of the front in free space. At time steps $118 dt$, in the GLLH cloak, the wave front is curved as a crescent like and propagates slower than the light in free space. At the time step $119dt$, the EM wave inside of the GLLH cloak propagates slower than light speed, moreover, its two crescent front peaks intersect at a front branching point. At the front branching point, the front is split to two fronts. The novel front branching and crescent like wave propagation are displayed in the following figure 1, figure 2 and figures 5 -20 in this paper. All copyright and patent of the GLLH EM cloaks and GL modeling and inversion methods are reserved by authors in GL Geophysical Laboratory.

  3. EDITAL 007/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenao do Programa de Ps-Graduao em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do Centro de

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    EDITAL 007/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenação do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia - nível de DOUTORADO. I. DA INSCRIÇÃO Fazer a inscrição online Centro de Ciências Biológicas - UFSC . Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia. Centro de Ciências

  4. EDITAL 001/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenao do Programa de Ps-Graduao em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do Centro

    E-print Network

    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    EDITAL 001/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenação do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia - nível de DOUTORADO. I. DA INSCRIÇÃO Fazer a inscrição online - UFSC . Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia. Centro de Ciências Biológicas - Bloco A, Sala 05

  5. EDITAL 006/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenao do Programa de Ps-Graduao em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do Centro de

    E-print Network

    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    EDITAL 006/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenação do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia - nível de MESTRADO ACADÊMICO. I. DA INSCRIÇÃO Fazer a inscrição Centro de Ciências Biológicas - UFSC Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia Centro de Ciências

  6. The EM algorithm for Poisson data In this project we study the surprising behavior of the so called expectation maximiza-

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    van Gaans, Onno

    The EM algorithm for Poisson data In this project we study the surprising behavior of the so called expectation maximiza- tion (EM) algorithm for Poisson data. In the context of positron emission tomography this is via the EM algorithm (in the physics literature sometimes called Richardson-Lucy algorithm

  7. A Gentle Tutorial of the EM Algorithm and its Application to Parameter Estimation for Gaussian Mixture and Hidden Markov Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeff A. Bilmes

    1997-01-01

    We describe the maximum-likelihood parameter estimation problem and how the Expectation- Maximization (EM) algorithm can be used for its solution. We first describe the abstract form of the EM algorithm as it is often given in the literature. We then develop the EM pa- rameter estimation procedure for two applications: 1) finding the parameters of a mixture of Gaussian densities,

  8. Unsupervised learning of word sense disambiguation rules by estimating an optimum iteration number in the EM algorithm

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    in the EM algorithm Hiroyuki Shinnou Department of Systems Engineering, Ibaraki University 4 (EM) algorithm proposed by Nigam et al. for text classification problems in order to apply it to word sense disambigua- tion (WSD) problems. The improved method stops the EM algorithm at the optimum itera

  9. ORIENTAO PARA COLETA, PREPARO E TRANSPORTE DE TECIDOS DE AVES PARA COLEES (utilizao potencial em sistemtica molecular)

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    Eizirik, Eduardo

    em sistemática molecular) (versão 0.9) Helena Mata helenamata@pucrs.br [Dr. Sandro L. Bonatto pesquisas em colaboração com o Dr. Sandro L. Bonatto no Centro de Biologia Genômica e Molecular da PUCRS. Qualquer dúvida entre em contato nos endereços acima. Os tubos e o etanol podem ser requisitados ao Dr

  10. CINCIA PROTESTO EM LISBOA CONTRA REDUO NAATRIBUIO DE BOLSAS Bolseiros de investigao marcam novo protesto para dia 29, na Assembleia

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    CIÊNCIA ¦ PROTESTO EM LISBOA CONTRA REDUÇÃO NAATRIBUIÇÃO DE BOLSAS Bolseiros de investigação marcam- mento epós-doutoramento. O novo protesto está marcado para o dia em que será discutido no Parlamento um manifestação de ontem, que reu- niu cerca de 200 in- vestigadores em Lisboa, os manifes- tantes concentra- ram

  11. R/V Thompson EM302 SAT University of New Hampshire, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

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    New Hampshire, University of

    R/V Thompson EM302 SAT University of New Hampshire, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Jonathan ..............................................................................................................................5 EM302 Test Operations of the EM302 multibeam echosounder (MBES) onboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson in October 2010 off the coast

  12. Immunohistochemical distribution of the secretogranin II-derived peptide EM66 in the rat hypothalamus: A comparative study with jerboa

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohammed Boutahricht; Johann Guillemot; Maité Montero-Hadjadje; Youssef Barakat; Seloua El Ouezzani; Abdelilah Alaoui; Laurent Yon; Hubert Vaudry; Youssef Anouar; Rabia Magoul

    2007-01-01

    EM66 is a 66-amino acid peptide derived from secretogranin II, a member of granin acidic secretory protein family, by proteolytic processing. EM66 has been previously characterized in the jerboa (Jaculus orientalis) hypothalamus and its potential implication in the neuroendocrine regulation of feeding behaviour has been demonstrated. In the present study, an immunohistochemical analysis of the localization of EM66 within hypothalamic

  13. Programa de Ps-Graduao em Literatura, Cultura e Contemporaneidade Rua Marqus de So Vicente, 225 -Gvea -22453-900

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    de Pós-Graduação em Literatura, Cultura e Contemporaneidade Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea@puc-rio.br - www.letras.puc-rio.br PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM LITERATURA, CULTURA E CONTEMPORANEIDADE EDITAL;__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Programa de Pós-Graduação em Literatura, Cultura e Contemporaneidade Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225

  14. O CONSUMO CONSCIENTE NA AGRICULTURA, O CASO DA DESTINAÇÃO FINAL DAS EMBALAGENS DE AGROTÓXICOS EM PIRACICABA (SP)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francine Meca Vignotto; Eduardo Eugenio Spers

    2008-01-01

    O consumidor consciente tem um papel importante na sociedade ao adotar práticas em suas escolhas cotidianas que privilegiam aspectos como sustentabilidade e responsabilidade social. A atividade agrícola é conhecida por seu impacto no meio ambiente e a decisão de minimizá-lo recai em geral sobre um indivíduo, o produtor rural. Com base em uma escala de consciência sobre tratos culturais agrícolas

  15. Hybrid BEM\\/FEM Calculation of Thermal Rise in the Human Eye Exposed to Time Harmonic EM Waves

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hrvoje Dodig

    2005-01-01

    Human eye being unprotected by the layer of skin and bones is one of the most sensitive organs to EM radiation. The absorption of EM radiation is quantified in terms of SAR and to calculate the SAR the knowledge of complete electric field distribution inside the eye is necessary. In this paper the problem of distribution of near EM field

  16. THE WHITE DWARF IN EM CYGNI: BEYOND THE VEIL

    SciTech Connect

    Godon, Patrick; Sion, Edward M. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 (United States); Barrett, Paul E. [United States Naval Observatory, Washington, DC 20392 (United States); Linnell, Albert P. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States)], E-mail: patrick.godon@villanova.edu, E-mail: edward.sion@villanova.edu, E-mail: barrett.paul@usno.navy.mil, E-mail: linnell@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: godon@stsci.edu

    2009-07-10

    We present a spectral analysis of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) spectra of the eclipsing double-line spectroscopic binary EM Cygni (EM Cyg), a Z Cam DN system. The FUSE spectrum, obtained in quiescence, consists of four individual exposures (orbits): two exposures, at orbital phases {phi} {approx} 0.65 and {phi} {approx} 0.90, have a lower flux; and two exposures, at orbital phases {phi} = 0.15 and 0.45, have a relatively higher flux. The change of flux level as a function of the orbital phase is consistent with the stream material (flowing over and below the disk from the hot spot region to smaller radii) partially masking the white dwarf. We carry out a spectral analysis of the FUSE data, obtained at phase 0.45 (when the flux is maximal), using synthetic spectra generated with the codes TLUSTY and SYNSPEC. Using a single white dwarf spectral component, we obtain a white dwarf temperature of 40, 000 K {+-} 1000 K, rotating at 100 km s{sup -1}. The white dwarf, or conceivably, the material overflowing the disk rim, shows suprasolar abundances of silicon, sulphur, and possibly nitrogen. Using a white dwarf+disk composite model, we obtain that the white dwarf temperature could be even as high as 50,000 K, contributing more than 90% of the FUV flux, and the disk contributing less than 10% must have a mass accretion rate reaching 10{sup -10} M{sub sun} yr{sup -1}. The single white dwarf model fits the absorption lines better than the white dwarf+disk model, but the white dwarf+disk model fits better the continuum in the shorter wavelengths. In both cases, however, we obtain that the white dwarf temperature is much higher than previously estimated. We emphasize the importance of modeling the spectra of EM Cyg around phase {phi} < 0.5, when the white dwarf and disk are facing the observer, and we suggest that the discrepancy between the present analysis and previous spectral analysis might be due to the occulting effect of the stream veiling the white dwarf and disk.

  17. The EM SSAB Annual Work Plan Process: Focusing Board Efforts and Resources - 13667

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    Young, Ralph [Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (United States)] [Paducah Citizens Advisory Board (United States)

    2013-07-01

    One of the most daunting tasks for any new member of a local board of the Environmental Management Site Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) is to try to understand the scope of the clean-up activities going on at the site. In most cases, there are at least two or three major cleanup activities in progress as well as monitoring of past projects. When planning for future projects is added to the mix, the list of projects can be long. With the clean-up activities involving all major environmental media - air, water, soils, and groundwater, new EM SSAB members can find themselves totally overwhelmed and ineffective. Helping new members get over this initial hurdle is a major objective of EM and all local boards of the EM SSAB. Even as members start to understand the size and scope of the projects at a site, they can still be frustrated at the length of time it takes to see results and get projects completed. Many project and clean-up timelines for most of the sites go beyond 10 years, so it's not unusual for an EM SSAB member to see the completion of only 1 or 2 projects over the course of their 6-year term on the board. This paper explores the annual work planning process of the EM SSAB local boards, one tool that can be used to educate EM SSAB members into seeing the broader picture for the site. EM SSAB local work plans divide the site into projects focused on a specific environmental issue or media such as groundwater and/or waste disposal options. Projects are further broken down into smaller segments by highlighting major milestones. Using these metrics, local boards of the EM SSAB can start to quantify the effectiveness of the project in achieving the ultimate goal of site clean-up. These metrics can also trigger board advice and recommendations for EM. At the beginning of each fiscal year, the EM SSAB work plan provides a road map with quantifiable checkpoints for activities throughout the year. When the work plans are integrated with site-specific, enforceable regulatory milestones, they can provide a comprehensive work plan for not only the board, but also regulators, site contractors, and DOE. Because the work plans are reviewed and approved by DOE, they carry some weight in holding local boards of the EM SSAB accountable. This structure provides the basis for local boards to achieve their primary function, to provide DOE with information, advice, and recommendations concerning issues affecting the EM program at the site. (authors)

  18. Integrated EM & Thermal Simulations with Upgraded VORPAL Software

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    D.N. Smithe, D. Karipides, P. Stoltz, G. Cheng, H. Wang

    2011-03-01

    Nuclear physics accelerators are powered by microwaves which must travel in waveguides between room-temperature sources and the cryogenic accelerator structures. The ohmic heat load from the microwaves is affected by the temperature-dependent surface resistance and in turn affects the cryogenic thermal conduction problem. Integrated EM & thermal analysis of this difficult non-linear problem is now possible with the VORPAL finite-difference time-domain simulation tool. We highlight thermal benchmarking work with a complex HOM feed-through geometry, done in collaboration with researchers at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory, and discuss upcoming design studies with this emerging tool. This work is part of an effort to generalize the VORPAL framework to include generalized PDE capabilities, for wider multi-physics capabilities in the accelerator, vacuum electronics, plasma processing and fusion R&D fields, and we will also discuss user interface and algorithmic upgrades which facilitate this emerging multiphysics capability.

  19. EM Properties of Magnetic Minerals at RADAR Frequencies

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    Stillman, D. E.; Olhoeft, G. R.

    2005-01-01

    Previous missions to Mars have revealed that Mars surface is magnetic at DC frequency. Does this highly magnetic surface layer attenuate RADAR energy as it does in certain locations on Earth? It has been suggested that the active magnetic mineral on Mars is titanomaghemite and/or titanomagnetite. When titanium is incorporated into a maghemite or magnetite crystal, the Curie temperature can be significantly reduced. Mars has a wide range of daily temperature fluctuations (303K - 143K), which could allow for daily passes through the Curie temperature. Hence, the global dust layer on Mars could experience widely varying magnetic properties as a function of temperature, more specifically being ferromagnetic at night and paramagnetic during the day. Measurements of EM properties of magnetic minerals were made versus frequency and temperature (300K- 180K). Magnetic minerals and Martian analog samples were gathered from a number of different locations on Earth.

  20. Detection of karst structures using airborne EM and VLF

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    Beard, L.P. Nyquist, J.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Carpenter, P.J. [Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb, IL (United States)

    1994-12-31

    Through the combined use of multi-frequency helicopter electromagnetic and VLF data, it is possible to detect and delineate a wide variety of karst structures and possibly to assess their interconnectedness. Multi-frequency EM Can detect karst features if some element of the structure is conductive. This conductive aspect may derive from thick, moist soils in the depression commonly associated with a doline, from conductive fluids in the cavity, or from conductive sediments in the cavity if these occupy a significant portion of it. Multiple loop configurations may also increase the likelihood of detecting karst features. Preliminary evidence indicates total field VLF measurements may be able to detect interconnected karst pathways, so long as the pathways are water or sediment filled. Neither technique can effectively detect dry, resistive air-filled cavities.

  1. Speech articulator measurements using low power EM-wave sensors

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    Holzrichter, J.F.; Burnett, G.C.; Ng, L.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Lea, W.A. [Speech Science Institute, P.O. Box 240428, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124 (United States)] [Speech Science Institute, P.O. Box 240428, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124 (United States)

    1998-01-01

    Very low power electromagnetic (EM) wave sensors are being used to measure speech articulator motions as speech is produced. Glottal tissue oscillations, jaw, tongue, soft palate, and other organs have been measured. Previously, microwave imaging (e.g., using radar sensors) appears not to have been considered for such monitoring. Glottal tissue movements detected by radar sensors correlate well with those obtained by established laboratory techniques, and have been used to estimate a voiced excitation function for speech processing applications. The noninvasive access, coupled with the small size, low power, and high resolution of these new sensors, permit promising research and development applications in speech production, communication disorders, speech recognition and related topics. {copyright} {ital 1998 Acoustical Society of America.}

  2. Suspended-Patch Antenna With Inverted, EM-Coupled Feed

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    Simons, Rainee N.

    2004-01-01

    An improved suspended-patch antenna has been designed to operate at a frequency of about 23 GHz with linear polarization and to be one of four identical antennas in a rectangular array. The antenna includes a parasitic patch on top of a suspended dielectric superstrate, an active patch on top of a suspended dielectric substrate, a microstrip on the bottom of the dielectric substrate, and a ground plane. The microstrip, the ground plane, the airgap between them, and the dielectric substrate together constitute a transmission line that has an impedance of 50 Ohm and is electromagnetically (EM) coupled to the active patch. The parasitic patch is, in turn, excited by the active patch. The microstrip feed is characterized as inverted because the microstrip is on the bottom of the substrate, whereas microstrips are usually placed on the tops of dielectric substrates

  3. Making connections. Voice and data solutions for EMS.

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    Careless, James; Erich, John

    2008-08-01

    Communications used to be so simple-1) grab the radio, 2) push and talk. Now we're besieged by a confusing assortment of technology and terms-wideband, broadband, VoIP, RoIP, ect.- and a constand thrumming imperative to achieve and improve and perfect some mystical state of full interoperability. Frankly, it can all be a bit much. With this supplement, we hope to clarify you options. We examine the importance of broadband for EMS, with its potential for larger data "pipes" between the hospital and the field; advances in the promising technologies of Voice over IP and Radio over IP; and how some systems are improving their interconnectedness and resulting operations. The jargon can be overwhelming, but the ideas are worth understanding. PMID:18814746

  4. DOE-EM-45 PACKAGING OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE COURSE

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    Watkins, R.; England, J.

    2010-05-28

    Savannah River National Laboratory - Savannah River Packaging Technology (SRNL-SRPT) delivered the inaugural offering of the Packaging Operations and Maintenance Course for DOE-EM-45's Packaging Certification Program (PCP) at the University of South Carolina Aiken on September 1 and 2, 2009. Twenty-nine students registered, attended, and completed this training. The DOE-EM-45 Packaging Certification Program (PCP) sponsored the presentation of a new training course, Packaging Maintenance and Operations, on September 1-2, 2009 at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC-Aiken) campus in Aiken, SC. The premier offering of the course was developed and presented by the Savannah River National Laboratory, and attended by twenty-nine students across the DOE, NNSA and private industry. This training informed package users of the requirements associated with handling shipping containers at a facility (user) level and provided a basic overview of the requirements typically outlined in Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) Chapters 1, 7, and 8. The course taught packaging personnel about the regulatory nature of SARPs to help reduce associated and often costly packaging errors. Some of the topics covered were package contents, loading, unloading, storage, torque requirements, maintaining records, how to handle abnormal conditions, lessons learned, leakage testing (including demonstration), and replacement parts. The target audience for this course was facility operations personnel, facility maintenance personnel, and field quality assurance personnel who are directly involved in the handling of shipping containers. The training also aimed at writers of SARP Chapters 1, 7, and 8, package designers, and anyone else involved in radioactive material packaging and transportation safety. Student feedback and critiques of the training were very positive. SRNL will offer the course again at USC Aiken in September 2010.

  5. A Pilot Marine EM Study of Hydrate Ridge, Oregon.

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    Weitemeyer, K.; Constable, S.; Key, K.; Behrens, J.

    2004-12-01

    It has long been proposed (e.g. Nigel Edwards, U. Toronto) that EM methods may be able to detect and map gas hydrate, which is more resistive than host sediments and thus provides an electrical target. While the base of hydrates often produces a distinctive seismic signature (the bottom-simulating reflector, or BSR), the gradational upper surface is less well imaged using seismology, and some hydrates are known to exist without a prominent BSR. In August of 2004 the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine EM Lab collected magnetotelluric (MT), dipole-dipole controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM), and controlled source magnetotelluric (CSMT) data across Hydrate Ridge, about 70 km offshore Newport, Oregon. Three component electric field data and two component magnetic field data were recorded at 25 evenly spaced sites along a 14.4 km east-west line that coincides with 2D and 3D seismic transects and ODP Leg 204 well-log data. Forward calculations of models with conservative resistivity contrasts suggest that radial mode CSEM electric fields at frequencies of 5 Hz (and up to the 7th square wave harmonic of 35 Hz) will give a measurable electric field response to shallow hydrates at source-receiver ranges between 500 m to 2500 m. An important part of this experiment is to compare well log data with electrical conductivity estimates of hydrate in situ, unmodified by either drilling or sample collection. We will present the CSEM and (CS)MT data from this new experiment along with preliminary interpretations.

  6. OV-Wav: um novo pacote para análise multiescalar em astronomia

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    Pereira, D. N. E.; Rabaça, C. R.

    2003-08-01

    Wavelets e outras formas de análise multiescalar têm sido amplamente empregadas em diversas áreas do conhecimento, sendo reconhecidamente superiores a técnicas mais tradicionais, como as análises de Fourier e de Gabor, em certas aplicações. Embora a teoria dos wavelets tenha começado a ser elaborada há quase trinta anos, seu impacto no estudo de imagens astronômicas tem sido pequeno até bem recentemente. Apresentamos um conjunto de programas desenvolvidos ao longo dos últimos três anos no Observatório do Valongo/UFRJ que possibilitam aplicar essa poderosa ferramenta a problemas comuns em astronomia, como a remoção de ruído, a detecção hierárquica de fontes e a modelagem de objetos com perfis de brilho arbitrários em condições não ideais. Este pacote, desenvolvido para execução em plataforma IDL, teve sua primeira versão concluída recentemente e está sendo disponibilizado à comunidade científica de forma aberta. Mostramos também resultados de testes controlados ao quais submetemos os programas, com a sua aplicação a imagens artificiais, com resultados satisfatórios. Algumas aplicações astrofísicas foram estudadas com o uso do pacote, em caráter experimental, incluindo a análise da componente de luz difusa em grupos compactos de galáxias de Hickson e o estudo de subestruturas de nebulosas planetárias no espaço multiescalar.

  7. Linear array implementation of the EM algorithm for PET image reconstruction

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    Rajan, K.; Patnaik, L.M.; Ramakrishna, J. [Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)] [Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)

    1995-08-01

    The PET image reconstruction based on the EM algorithm has several attractive advantages over the conventional convolution back projection algorithms. However, the PET image reconstruction based on the EM algorithm is computationally burdensome for today`s single processor systems. In addition, a large memory is required for the storage of the image, projection data, and the probability matrix. Since the computations are easily divided into tasks executable in parallel, multiprocessor configurations are the ideal choice for fast execution of the EM algorithms. In tis study, the authors attempt to overcome these two problems by parallelizing the EM algorithm on a multiprocessor systems. The parallel EM algorithm on a linear array topology using the commercially available fast floating point digital signal processor (DSP) chips as the processing elements (PE`s) has been implemented. The performance of the EM algorithm on a 386/387 machine, IBM 6000 RISC workstation, and on the linear array system is discussed and compared. The results show that the computational speed performance of a linear array using 8 DSP chips as PE`s executing the EM image reconstruction algorithm is about 15.5 times better than that of the IBM 6000 RISC workstation. The novelty of the scheme is its simplicity. The linear array topology is expandable with a larger number of PE`s. The architecture is not dependant on the DSP chip chosen, and the substitution of the latest DSP chip is straightforward and could yield better speed performance.

  8. Universidade de Braslia Instituto de Cincias Humanas Programa de Ps-Graduao em Histria

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    Lucero, Jorge Carlos

    Universidade de Brasília Instituto de Ciências Humanas Programa de Pós-Graduação em História UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM HIST�RIA EDITAL Nº 2/2011 EDITAL DE RETIFICA��O A Coordenadora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em História da UnB (PPGHIS ­ UnB), no uso das suas atribuições legais

  9. Deteco de Ativao em Ressonncia Nuclear Magntica Funcional do Crebro PEDRO PAULO DE M. OLIVEIRA JR

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    Detecção de Ativação em Ressonância Nuclear Magnética Funcional do Cérebro PEDRO PAULO DE M mapear áreas do cérebro em áreas do corpo é útil para se evitar que numa cirurgia no cérebro se extirpem resolução 128x128 em menos de 3 seg. A figura 1 mostra uma Imagem de ressonância magnética obtida com esta

  10. Time-Lapse inversion of EM Tomography data for polymer-injected hydrocarbon reservoirs

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    Cheon, Seiwook; Park, Chanho; Nam, Myung Jin; Son, Jeong-Sul

    2015-04-01

    Polymer flooding is a method to increase the production of hydrocarbon reservoir by injecting polymer solution into the reservoir. For a study on the monitoring fluid variation within the reservoir, we first make analysis on seismic- and electromagnetic (EM)- tomography responses for seismic and electrical-resistivity rock physics models (RPMs) of the reservoir considering polymer fluid. Constructing RPMs are dependent on not only geologic characteristics of reservoir but also reservoir parameters such as fluid-type, fluid saturation, pressure and temperature. When making RPM for monitoring analysis, we assume the geology does not changes while reservoir parameters change to affect responses of seismic and EM tomography data. Specifically when constructing electrical-resistivity RPM, we consider three different types of hydrocarbon reservoirs, which are clean sand, shaly sand, sand-shale lamination, while considering two different types of waters (fresh water and salt water) to make 2wt% polymer solution. To compute time lapse EM and seismic tomography responses for corresponding RPMs of polymer-injected reservoirs, we used 2.5D finite element EM modeling algorithm and staggered-grid finite difference elastic modeling algorithm, respectively. Comparison between sensitivities of seismic and EM tomography to polymer injection confirms that EM tomography is more sensitivity to the polymer injection. For the evaluation of the potential of EM tomography to monitor polymer flooding, this study subsequently develops an efficient time-lapse EM tomography inversion algorithm based on the 2.5D EM tomography modeling. Using the inversion algorithm, we inverted the time-lapse EM tomography data to construct true resistivity models of polymer-injected reservoirs and analyze differences between them. From the time-lapse inversion results, we can observe the differences in time lapse responses between using fresh water and salt water have been decreased in the inverted time-lapse sections. Even though EM tomography has larger sensitivity than seismic tomography, EM tomography still has limitation in monitoring polymer flooding in a sense that the method simply detects changes due to the injection of fresh or salt water rather than polymer solution directly. However, the time-lapse inversion method developed in this study has many applications in monitoring fluid variation in other engineering fields.

  11. Effects of caffeine or EDTA post-treatment on EMS mutagenesis in soybean

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    Zhu Baoge; Gu Aiqiu; Deng Xiangdong; Deng Yuxuan; Lu Zixian

    1995-01-01

    Seeds of soybean cultivar LD4 were mutagenically treated with EMS (0.3, 0.5, 0.6, 0.9, 0.5 and 1.8%) for 3 h only or plus caffeine (50 mM) or EDTA (1 mM) post-treatment for 5 h. The experimental results indicated that: (1) of the different concentrations of EMS treatment, the M2 mutation frequency induced with 0.6% EMS was the highest (9.7%). When

  12. David Bohm 20/12/1917-27/10/1992 H 15 anos, ltimo dia 27 faleceu David Joseph Bohm. David Bohm, nascido em Wilkes-Barri,

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    Ribas, Roberto Vicençotto

    , nascido em Wilkes-Barri, Pennsivania, Estados Unidos. Bohm iniciou seu projeto de doutorado em física se interessava por modelos alternativos de sociedade e era ativo em organizações como a Young ele acabou não tendo autorização dos militares. Bohm permaneceu em Berkeley, ensinando, até que que

  13. Podemos considerar que os nossos eventos comearam em 1979, quando foi realizado o primeiro encontro de qumicos tericos nas dependncias do CBPF, no Rio de Janeiro, que

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    Ferreira, Márcia M. C.

    #12;Apoio: #12;Podemos considerar que os nossos eventos começaram em 1979, quando foi realizado o SBQT em 1981 e daí por diante, há cada dois anos, até este momento em que realizamos o XIII SBQT. Ao um reconhecimento internacional, comprovado pelas publicações em periódicos qualificados como o

  14. CONCURSO PBLICO PARA PROVIMENTO DE VAGAS EM CARGOS DE TECNOLOGISTA JNIOR PADRO I DA CARREIRA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO TECNOLGICO Edital 02/2014

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    CONCURSO PÚBLICO PARA PROVIMENTO DE VAGAS EM CARGOS DE TECNOLOGISTA JÚNIOR PADRÃO I DA CARREIRA DE União em 07 de março de 2014, do Concurso Público para provimento de vagas em cargos de Tecnologista: local, data, horário, código do cargo, número de inscrição e nome do candidato em ordem alfabética

  15. EM techniques for archaeological laboratory experiments: preliminary results

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    Capozzoli, Luigi; De Martino, Gregory; Giampaolo, Valeria; Raffaele, Luongo; Perciante, Felice; Rizzo, Enzo

    2015-04-01

    The electromagnetic techniques (EM) are based on the investigation of subsoil geophysical parameters and in the archaeological framework they involve in studying contrasts between the buried cultural structures and the surrounding materials. Unfortunately, the geophysical contrast between archaeological features and surrounding soils sometimes are difficult to define due to problems of sensitivity and resolution both related on the characteristic of the subsoil and the geophysical methods. For this reason an experimental activity has been performed in the Hydrogeosite laboratory addressed on the assessment of the capability of geophysical techniques to detect archeological remains placed in the humid/saturated subsoil. At Hydrogeosite Laboratory of CNR-IMAA, a large scale sand-box is located, consisting on a pool shape structures of 230m3 where archaeological remains have been installed . The remains are relative to a living environment and burial of Roman times (walls, tombs, roads, harbour, etc.) covered by sediments. In order to simulate lacustrine and wetland condition and to simulate extreme events (for example underwater landslide, fast natural erosion coast, etc.) the phreatic level was varied and various acquisitions for the different scenarios were performed. In order to analyze the EM behavior of the buried small archaeological framework, ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity tomographies were performed. With GPR, analysis in time domain and frequency domain were performed and coupled to information obtained through resistivity analysis with the support of numerical simulations used to compare the real data with those modeled. A dense grid was adopted for 400 and 900 MHz e-m acquisitions in both the directions, the maximum depth of investigation was limited and less than 3 meters. The same approach was used for ERT acquisition where different array are employed, in particular 3D configuration was used to carry out a 3D resistivity model. The integration of electric and electromagnetic data allowed us to overcome the limits of each technique, especially in terms of resolution and depth, in humid/saturated conditions was investigated and the effectiveness of three-dimensional acquisitions was studied to better explore archeological sites and reduce the uncertainties related on the interpretation of geophysical analysis. The complexity of the relationship between archaeological features in the subsoil and their geophysical response requires efforts in the interpretation of resulting data. Reference Campana S. and Piro, S., (2009): Seeing the unseen - Geophysics and landscape archaeology., CRC Press, London, 2. No. of pages: 376. ISBN: 978-0-415-44721-8. Conyers, L. and Goodman, D., (1997): Ground-Penetrating Radar: An Introduction for Archaeologists. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press. Davis, J.L. and Annan, A.P. (1989): Ground-penetrating radar for high-resolution mapping of soil and rock stratigraphy. Geophysical Prospecting, 37, 531-551.

  16. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM CINCIAS FARMACUTICAS

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    Lucero, Jorge Carlos

    . Linha de Pesquisa em: Farmacologia e Toxicologia ­ 07 (sete) vagas Mestrado Acadêmico: 1. Área de: Farmacologia e Toxicologia ­ 04 (quatro) vagas 2.2. Vagas específicas para candidatos com residência permanente

  17. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM CINCIAS FARMACUTICAS

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    de Pesquisa em: Farmacologia e Toxicologia ­ 02 (duas) vagas Mestrado Acadêmico: 1. Área de: Farmacologia e Toxicologia - 05 (cinco) vagas 2.2. Vagas específicas para candidatos com residência permanente

  18. VI Jornada Acadmica em Farmacologia 20 a 23 de novembro de 2012

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    APOI O: VI Jornada Acadêmica em Farmacologia 20 a 23 de novembro de 2012 Anfiteatro 10 do Setor de Farmacologia da Universidade Federal do Paraná. Não é necessário realizar inscrição Palestrantes convidados: 21

  19. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais Exame para o curso de ps-graduao em Astrofsica

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    for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), afirmava que o grande radiotelescópio de Arecibo, em Porto Rico, "pode detectar um magnético? b) A que aceleração ele é submetido? #12;6. Frank Drake, um dos criadores do projeto SETI (Search

  20. An EM Algorithm for SCFG in Formal Syntax-based Translation 

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    Huang, Songfang; Zhou, Bowen

    2009-01-01

    an Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm to re-estimate the parameters of synchronous context-free grammar (SCFG) rules according to the derivation knowledge from parallel corpora based on maximum likelihood principle, rather than using only the heuristic...

  1. A Theoretical Solution to MAP-EM Partial Volume Segmentation of Medical Images

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    A Theoretical Solution to MAP-EM Partial Volume Segmentation of Medical Images Su Wang, Hongyu Lu, Zhengrong Liang Department of Radiology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794 Received 4

  2. A inevitabilidade de um sismo em Lisboa, s no se sabendo

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    dispositivo próprio colocado previamente. #12;AR e pontes estão seguras Já a Assembleia da República so- freu, em 2008, obras de reforço na parede da sala das sessões, que re- velara debilidades. Também as pontes

  3. Advanced computational techniques to simulate up-to-date automotive antenna EM\\/EMC problems

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    F. G. Bogdanov; R. G. Jobava; D. D. Karkashadze; P. Tsereteli; A. L. Gheonjian; E. A. Yavolovskaya; I. Oganezova

    2010-01-01

    Based on the recent enhancements of the traditional MoM, a combined set of the advanced methods, techniques and special means is proposed to provide an accurate and effective simulation of EM\\/EMC automotive antenna problems.

  4. Analysis of the electrochemistry of hemes with Ems spanning 800 mV

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    Zheng, Zhong; Gunner, M. R.

    2009-01-01

    The free energy of heme reduction in different proteins is found to vary over more than 18 kcal/mol. It is a challenge to determine how proteins manage to achieve this enormous range of Ems with a single type of redox cofactor. Proteins containing 141 unique hemes of a-, b-, and c-type, with bis-His, His-Met, and aquo-His ligation were calculated using Multi-Conformation Continuum Electrostatics (MCCE). The experimental Ems range over 800 mV from ?350 mV in cytochrome c3 to 450 mV in cytochrome c peroxidase (vs. SHE). The quantitative analysis of the factors that modulate heme electrochemistry includes the interactions of the heme with its ligands, the solvent, the protein backbone, and sidechains. MCCE calculated Ems are in good agreement with measured values. Using no free parameters the slope of the line comparing calculated and experimental Ems is 0.73 (R2 = 0.90), showing the method accounts for 73% of the observed Em range. Adding a +160 mV correction to the His-Met c-type hemes yields a slope of 0.97 (R2 = 0.93). With the correction 65% of the hemes have an absolute error smaller than 60 mV and 92% are within 120 mV. The overview of heme proteins with known structures and Ems shows both the lowest and highest potential hemes are c-type, whereas the b-type hemes are found in the middle Em range. In solution, bis-His ligation lowers the Em by ?205 mV relative to hemes with His-Met ligands. The bis-His, aquo-His, and His-Met ligated b-type hemes all cluster about Ems which are ?200 mV more positive in protein than in water. In contrast, the low potential bis-His c-type hemes are shifted little from in solution, whereas the high potential His-Met c-type hemes are raised by ?300 mV from solution. The analysis shows that no single type of interaction can be identified as the most important in setting heme electrochemistry in proteins. For example, the loss of solvation (reaction field) energy, which raises the Em, has been suggested to be a major factor in tuning in situ Ems. However, the calculated solvation energy vs. experimental Em shows a slope of 0.2 and R2 of 0.5 thus correlates weakly with Ems. All other individual interactions show even less correlation with Em. However the sum of these terms does reproduce the range of observed Ems. Therefore, different proteins use different aspects of their structures to modulate the in situ heme electrochemistry. This study also shows that the calculated Ems are relatively insensitive to different heme partial charges and to the protein dielectric constant used in the simulation. PMID:19003997

  5. EO-polymer waveguide based high dynamic range EM wave sensors Che-Yun Lina

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    Chen, Ray

    , microwave integrated circuit testing, and detection of directional energy weapon attack. Conventional EM advantages with respect to the electronic ones due to their smaller size, lighter weight, higher sensitivity

  6. Tide-driven fluid mud transport in the Ems estuary

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    Becker, Marius; Maushake, Christian; Winter, Christian

    2014-05-01

    The Ems estuary, located at the border between The Netherlands and Germany, experienced a significant change of the hydrodynamic regime during the past decades, as a result of extensive river engineering. With the net sediment transport now being flood-oriented, suspended sediment concentrations have increased dramatically, inducing siltation and formation of fluid mud layers, which, in turn, influence hydraulic flow properties, such as turbulence and the apparent bed roughness. Here, the process-based understanding of fluid mud is essential to model and predict mud accumulation, not only regarding the anthropogenic impact, but also in view of the expected changes of environmental boundary conditions, i.e., sea level rise. In the recent past, substantial progress has been made concerning the understanding of estuarine circulation and influence of tidal asymmetry on upstream sediment accumulation. While associated sediment transport formulations have been implemented in the framework of numerical modelling systems, in-situ data of fluid mud are scarce. This study presents results on tide-driven fluid mud dynamics, measured during four tidal cycles aside the navigation channel in the Ems estuary. Lutoclines, i.e., strong vertical density gradients, were detected by sediment echo sounder (SES). Acoustic Doppler current profiles (ADCP) of different acoustic frequencies were used to determine hydrodynamic parameters and the vertical distribution of suspended sediment concentrations in the upper part of the water column. These continuous profiling measurements were complemented by CTD, ADV, and OBS casts. SES and ADCP profiles show cycles of fluid mud entrainment during accelerating flow, and subsequent settling, and the reformation of a lutocline during decelerating flow and slack water. Significant differences are revealed between flood and ebb phase. Highest entrainment rates are measured at the beginning of the flood phase, associated with strong current shear and rapid vertical mixing, inducing the highest instantaneous suspended sediment flux measured during the tidal cycle. During decelerating flood currents a lutocline is again established at a certain distance above the consolidated river bed. During slack water after the flood phase the concentration gradient increases and the thickness of the fluid mud layer below is constant, also during a significant part of the ebb phase. As water depth decreases during ebb, entrainment occurs only at the upper part of the fluid mud layer. The suspended sediment flux is low compared to the flood phase. These observations are further elaborated using turbulence parameters obtained from ADV and ADCP, explaining the difference between ebb and flood concerning the vertical location of the maximum concentration gradient. This study is funded through DFG-Research Center / Excellence Cluster "The Ocean in the Earth System". The Senckenberg Institute and the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute are acknowledged for technical support.

  7. Capitulo 39 Operadores Lineares N~ao-Limitados em Espacos de

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    Barata, João Carlos Alves

    ´ido de um produto escalar, definindo-o por (, ), ( , ) := , H + , H 1J´anos von Neumann (1903­1957). Von Neumann tamb´em adotou os nomes de Johann von Neumann e John von Neumann. 2052 JCABarata. Curso de~ao-limitados em espa¸cos de Hilbert foi desenvolvida originalmente por von Neumann1 no final dos anos 20 e no in

  8. The Soils and Groundwater – EM-20 S&T Roadmap Quality Assurance Project Plan

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    Fix, N. J.

    2008-02-11

    The Soils and Groundwater – EM-20 Science and Technology Roadmap Project is a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management-funded initiative designed to develop new methods, strategies and technology for characterizing, modeling, remediating, and monitoring soils and groundwater contaminated with metals, radionuclides, and chlorinated organics. This Quality Assurance Project Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by EM-20 Roadmap Project staff.

  9. EM-based joint data detection and channel estimation of DS-CDMA signals

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    Alexander Kocian; Bernard H. Fleury

    2003-01-01

    We present two efficient iterative receiver structures of tractable complexity for joint multiuser detection and multichannel estimation (JDE) of direct-sequence code-division multiple-access signals. The schemes result from an application of the expectation-maximization (EM) and the space-alternating generalized expectation-maximization (SAGE) algorithms, respectively. The EM-JDE receiver updates the data bit sequences in parallel, while the SAGE-JDE receiver reestimates them successively. The channel

  10. Using EM to Obtain Asymptotic Variance-Covariance Matrices: The SEM Algorithm

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    Xiao-Li Meng; Donald B. Rubin

    1991-01-01

    The expectation maximization (EM) algorithm is a popular, and often remarkably simple, method for maximum likelihood estimation in incomplete-data problems. One criticism of EM in practice is that asymptotic variance–covariance matrices for parameters (e.g., standard errors) are not automatic byproducts, as they are when using some other methods, such as Newton–Raphson. In this article we define and illustrate a procedure

  11. The Use of Sieves to Stabilize Images Produced with the EM Algorithm for Emission Tomography

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    D. L. Snyder; Michael I. Miller

    1985-01-01

    Images produced in emission tomography with the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm have been observed to become more 'noisy' as the algorithm converges towards the maximum-likelihood estimate. We argue in this paper that there is an instability which is fundamental to maximum-likelihood estimation as it is usually applied and, therefore, is not a result of using the EM algorithm, which is but

  12. Brecht e Cordel: Distanciamento e Protesto em Se Correr o Bicho Pega

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    Ishmael-Bissett, Judith

    1977-10-01

    com que o público reflita e se conscientize da realidade política e social em que se encontra o país. Phoenix College Notas 1. A partir daqui vamos usar Bicho para nos referirmos à peça. 2. Veja Barbara Heliodora, "El momento actual en el teatro... brasileño," Mundo Nuevo, Num. 30 (diciembre 1968), 80. 3. Maria Helena Kiihner, "Reflexões sobre um teatro em tempo de síntese," Revista Civiliza ção Brasileira, Num. 4 (junho 1968), 37. (Caderno especial, No. 2) 4. Oduvaldo Vianna Filho e Ferreira...

  13. Multispectral image segmentation using the rough-set-initialized EM algorithm

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    Sankar K. Pal; Pabitra Mitra

    2002-01-01

    The problem of segmentation of multispectral satellite images is addressed. An integration of rough-set-theoretic knowledge extraction, the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm, and minimal spanning tree (MST) clustering is described. EM provides the statistical model of the data and handles the associated measurement and representation uncertainties. Rough-set theory helps in faster convergence and in avoiding the local minima problem, thereby enhancing

  14. Fast, simultaneous and robust VLF-EM data denoising and reconstruction via multivariate empirical mode decomposition

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    Sungkono; Bahri, Ayi S.; Warnana, Dwa D.; Monteiro Santos, Fernando A.; Santosa, Bagus J.

    2014-06-01

    The measurement of Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic (VLF-EM) is important in many different applications, i.e, environmental, archeological, geotechnical studies, etc. In recent years, improving and enhancing VLF-EM data containing complex numbers (bivariate) was presented by several authors in order to produce reliable models, generally using univariate empirical mode decomposition (EMD). Applying univariate EMD separately on each data is problematic. This results in a different number of misaligned Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMFs) which can complicate the selection of some IMFs for denoising process. Thus, a filtering method based on the multivariate empirical mode decomposition (MEMD) approach to decompose simultaneously bivariate data is proposed. In this paper we address two issues by employing the recently introduced noise assisted MEMD (N-A MEMD) for improving bivariate VLF-EM data. Firstly, the N-A MEMD to decompose bivariate measurement of the VLF-EM data into IMFs and a residue is defined as VLF-EM signal or unwanted noise. Secondly, the proposed method is used to enhance VLF-EM data and to reject unwanted noise. Finally, the proposed method is applied to a synthetic data with two added sinusoids. To demonstrate the robustness of the N-A MEMD method, the method was tested on added-noise synthetic data sets and the results were compared to the Ensemble EMD (EEMD) and Bivariate EMD (BEMD). The N-A MEMD gave more robust and accurate results than the EEMD and BEMD methods and the method required less CPU time to obtain the IMFs compared to EEMD. The method was also tested on several field data sets. The results indicate that the filtered VLF-EM data based on the N-A MEMD make the data easier to interpret and to be analyzed further. In addition, the 2D resistivity profile estimated from the inversion of filtered VLF-EM data results was appropriate to the geological condition.

  15. Very Fast EM-Based Mixture Model Clustering Using Multiresolution Kd-Trees

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    Andrew W. Moore

    1998-01-01

    Clustering is important in many fields including manufacturing, biology,finance, and astronomy. Mixture models are a popular approachdue to their statistical foundations, and EM is a very popular methodfor finding mixture models. EM, however, requires many accesses ofthe data, and thus has been dismissed as impractical (e.g. (Zhang, Ramakrishnan,& Livny, 1996)) for data mining of enormous datasets.We present a new algorithm,

  16. Desenho e Avaliao do sistema BOA com base em Padres de Interfaces Sociais

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    Desenho e Avaliação do sistema BOA com base em Padrões de Interfaces Sociais Alberto Rodrigues da-aprendizagem, como é o caso da plataforma Bolsa de Objectos de Aprendizagem (BOA). Este trabalho surge no seguimento dinamização e participação em comunidades suportadas pelo BOA. Este artigo, baseando-se na análise da

  17. Study of a convergent subsetized list-mode EM reconstruction algorithm

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    A. Rahmim; T. J. Ruth; V. Sossi

    2004-01-01

    We have implemented a convergent subsetized (CS) list-mode reconstruction algorithm, based on previous work on complete-data OS-EM reconstruction. The first step of the convergent algorithm is exactly equivalent (unlike the histogram-mode case) to the regular subsetized list-mode EM algorithm, while the second and final step takes the form of additive updates in image space. A hybrid algorithm based on the

  18. Helicopter-borne measurements of sea ice thickness, using a small and lightweight, digital EM system

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    Christian Haas; John Lobach; Stefan Hendricks; Lasse Rabenstein; Andreas Pfaffling

    2009-01-01

    Sea ice is an important climate variable and is also an obstacle for marine operations in polar regions. We have developed a small and lightweight, digitally operated frequency-domain electromagnetic-induction (EM) system, a so-called EM bird, dedicated for measurements of sea ice thickness. It is 3.5 m long and weighs only 105 kg, and can therefore easily be shipped to remote places and

  19. Application of system-level EM modeling to high-speed digital IC packages and PCBs

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    Jong-Gwan Yook; Linda P. B. Katehi; Karem A. Sakallah; Ray S. Martin; Lilly Huang; Tim A. Schreyer

    1997-01-01

    A system-level electromagnetic (EM) modeling tool combining a three-dimensional (3-D) full-wave finite-element EM-field analysis tool and a time-domain electric-circuit simulator is developed and applied to various geometries such as multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), signal lines embedded in a PCB or package, and split power-distribution network. Since the signal integrity is a primary concern of high-speed digital circuits, the noise

  20. Streptavidin crystals as nanostructured supports and image-calibration references for cryo-EM data collection

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    Wang, Liguo; Ounjai, Puey; Sigworth, Fred J.

    2013-01-01

    For cryo-EM structural studies we seek to image membrane proteins as single particles embedded in proteoliposomes. One technical difficulty has been the low density of liposomes that can be trapped in the ~100 nm ice layer that spans holes in the perforated carbon support film of EM grids. Inspired by the use of two-dimensional (2D) streptavidin crystals as an affinity surface for biotinylated DNA (Crucifix et al., 2004), we propose to use the crystals to tether liposomes doped with biotinylated lipids. The 2D crystal image also serves as a calibration of the image formation process, providing an absolute conversion from electrostatic potentials in the specimen to the EM image intensity, and serving as a quality control of acquired cryo-EM images. We were able to grow streptavidin crystals covering more than 90% of the holes in an EM grid, and which remained stable even under negative stain. The liposome density in the resulting cryo-EM sample was uniform and high due to the high-affinity binding of biotin to streptavidin. Using computational methods, the 2D crystal background can be removed from images without noticeable effect on image properties. PMID:18707004

  1. New Developments in the Technology Readiness Assessment Process in US DOE-EM - 13247

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    Krahn, Steven [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 37235 (United States)] [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 37235 (United States); Sutter, Herbert [Consultant, 910 Laurel Green Dr., North Canton, OH, 44720 (United States)] [Consultant, 910 Laurel Green Dr., North Canton, OH, 44720 (United States); Johnson, Hoyt [DOE-EM, 1000 Independence Ave., Washington, DC, 20585 (United States)] [DOE-EM, 1000 Independence Ave., Washington, DC, 20585 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    A Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) is a systematic, metric-based process and accompanying report that evaluates the maturity of the technologies used in systems; it is designed to measure technology maturity using the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale pioneered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1980's. More recently, DoD has adopted and provided systematic guidance for performing TRAs and determining TRLs. In 2007 the GAO recommended that the DOE adopt the NASA/DoD methodology for evaluating technology maturity. Earlier, in 2006-2007, DOE-EM had conducted pilot TRAs on a number of projects at Hanford and Savannah River. In March 2008, DOE-EM issued a process guide, which established TRAs as an integral part of DOE-EM's Project Management Critical Decision Process. Since the development of its detailed TRA guidance in 2008, DOE-EM has continued to accumulate experience in the conduct of TRAs and the process for evaluating technology maturity. DOE has developed guidance on TRAs applicable department-wide. DOE-EM's experience with the TRA process, the evaluations that led to recently developed proposed revisions to the DOE-EM TRA/TMP Guide; the content of the proposed changes that incorporate the above lessons learned and insights are described. (authors)

  2. Observações simultâneas no óptico e infravermelho próximo dos BL Lacs PKS 2005-489 e PKS 2155-304 em diversas escalas de tempo

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    Dominici, T. P.; Abraham, Z.; Galo, A. L.

    2003-08-01

    A existência de variações rápidas de brilho em alguns blazares é um fenômeno bem comprovado, mas até agora não sabemos ao certo quais são os mecanismos físicos envolvidos. A maior dificuldade é a ausência de observações multibanda simultâneas que poderiam fornecer vínculos aos modelos. Buscando colaborar com a discussão estudamos o comportamento de dois BL Lacs, PKS 2005-489 e PKS 2155-304, em relação à variabilidade em diversas escalas de tempo, de poucos minutos até vários meses, com observações simultâneas em seis bandas espectrais (óptico e infravermelho próximo). Para tanto dois telescópios do LNA foram utilizados em conjunto nas campanhas observacionais realizadas em 2001 e 2002, cujos resultados são apresentados aqui. As duas fontes apresentaram características bastante diferentes, inclusive em relação à existência de variabilidade nos índices espectrais. Particularmente, registramos a primeira detecção de variações em escalas de tempo da ordem de poucos minutos em PKS 2005-489, com evidências da presença de um atraso entre as curvas de luz nas bandas V e R e a variação em R ocorrendo antes (o contrário do esperado no modelo de shock-in-jet). Em PKS 2155-304 detectamos pela primeira vez variabilidade em escalas de tempo de poucos minutos no infravermelho em um AGN. As observações indicam que as variações de brilho em blazares são o resultado da ação de mais de um fenômeno, especialmente em escalas de tempo muito curtas. Alguns cenários físicos são sugeridos para explicar os resultados observacionais.

  3. Interfacing a microcomputer with the Varian EM-360 NMR spectrometer.

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    Wright, J R

    1978-09-01

    Numerous NMR signal enhancement devices (CAT or Computers of Average Transients) are available commercially but at relatively high cost. These also have little or no flexibility of application, i.e., they are essentially signal averagers and nothing else. A far superior alternative, both in economy and range of application, is found in the new generation of computational devices based upon 8-bit LSI microprocessors. This paper reports the practical details of achieving a successful interface between one such microcomputer, the Altair 8800B, and the Varian EM-360 (1)H-NMR spectrometer. The resulting system is programmable in high level language (8k basic) and has sufficient memory to achieve 4096 point (12 bit) field resoltuion. The interface yields an intelligent instrument with multiple capabilities. Several operating modes have been developed using high level language programming, and these include conventional spectrum acquisition with variable field resolution, repetitive scan CAT, difference spectrometry, kinetic NMR spectrometry, progressive saturation analysis (for T1 and T2), and INDOR. The CAT program, for example, required 2 h to develop and debug, while a graphic output subroutine (shared by all modes) was written in 1 h. Correlation spectrometry is under development and requires user defined machine language routines. The system provides a graphic output of digitized data (using the existing recorder), magnetic storage of data files, and immediate data reduction capabilities. PMID:18699304

  4. An EM-like optimization scheme for diffuse optical tomography

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    Wang, Caifang; Jiang, Ming

    2008-08-01

    Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) is a functional medical imaging modality which can determine the spatial optical parameters' distributions inside a medium. The forward model of DOT is described by the diffusion approximation of radiative transform equation (RTE) while the DOT is to recover optical parameters of a medium from the boundary measurements induced by external near-infared (NIR) light. In this paper, we propose a mathematic model of DOT and then give a novel iterative reconstruction method of the proposed model. The new iterative reconstruction method is based on the assumption that the measurement noise is Poissonian while previous iterative reconstruction methods are mostly base on the assumption that the measurement noise is Gaussian, and are of least-squares type. The proposed algorithm is a variant of the well-known EM algorithm. It can also be used to deal with the incomplete boundary measurements. The performance of the reconstruction algorithm including spatial resolution and contrast are investigated with 2-dimensional numerical experiments.

  5. Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em!

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    Waters, John K.

    2011-01-01

    K-12-level competitive robotics is growing in popularity around the country and worldwide. According to one of the leading organizers of these events, FIRST--For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology--250,000 students from 56 countries take part in its competitions. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a yearly event the organization puts…

  6. Redução na tributação indireta de alimentos no Brasil: estimativas preliminares baseadas em um banco de dados em construção para o ano de 2004

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carliton Vieira dos Santos; Joaquim Bento de Souza Ferreira Filho

    2008-01-01

    Este artigo analisa os efeitos potenciais de uma redução dos tributos indiretos sobre os principais produtos alimentícios consumidos pelas famílias, em nível nacional e regional. A análise é implementada com o uso de um modelo aplicado de equilíbrio geral inter-regional calibrado para o ano de 2004. Os resultados da simulação mostram que uma política como esta conduz a um aumento

  7. A INFLUÊNCIA DA RESPONSABILIDADE SOCIAL NOS HÁBITOS DE CONSUMO: uma análise do comportamento de consumo em universitários do curso de Administração com Habilitação em Marketing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ana Carolina; Saad Camargo; Ligia Ghisi

    RESUMO As mudanças na sociedade trouxeram ao consumidor um grande poder de decisão, tornando-o responsável pela escolha de seu consumo e preferências. As empresas para acompanharem tais mudanças apostaram em transformações e adaptaram-se aos novos rumos do mercado. O marketing por sua vez, vem inovando suas estratégias e ações para atender a essas novas necessidades e determinações do consumidor e

  8. Análise de dois treinamentos com diferentes durações de pausa entre séries baseadas em normativas previstas para a hipertrofia muscular em indivíduos treinados

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fernando Vitor Lima; Mauro Heleno Chagas; Erica Fischer; Fernandes Corradi; Gisele Freire da Silva; Brenda Bebiano de Souza; Antônio Moreira; Júnior ARTIGO

    RESUMO Os programas de treinamento na musculação são comumente prescritos baseando-se em normativas de carga de treinamento sugeridas pela literatura. Dentre as normativas, a prescrição da duração da pausa tem variado normalmente de um a três minu- tos. Comparações entre intervalos de pausa de um e três minutos mostram diferenças significativas na resposta hormonal, metabó- lica e no desempenho. Existe

  9. Prevention and Immunotherapy of Secondary Murine Alveolar Echinococcosis Employing Recombinant EmP29 Antigen

    PubMed Central

    Boubaker, Ghalia; Hemphill, Andrew; Huber, Cristina Olivia; Spiliotis, Markus; Babba, Hamouda; Gottstein, Bruno

    2015-01-01

    Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is caused by infection with the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. An increasing understanding of immunological events that account for the metacestode survival in human and murine AE infection prompted us to undertake explorative experiments tackling the potential of novel preventive and/or immunotherapeutic measures. In this study, the immunoprotective and immunotherapeutic ability of recombinant EmP29 antigen (rEmP29) was assessed in mice that were intraperitoneally infected with E. multilocularis metacestodes. For vaccination, three intraperitoneal injections with 20?g rEmP29 emulsified in saponin adjuvants were applied over 6 weeks. 2 weeks after the last boost, mice were infected, and at 90 days post-infection, rEmP29-vaccinated mice exhibited a median parasite weight that was reduced by 75% and 59% when compared to NaCl- or saponin–treated control mice, respectively. For immunotherapeutical application, the rEmP29 (20?g) vaccine was administered to experimentally infected mice, starting at 1 month post-infection, three times with 2 weeks intervals. Mice undergoing rEmP29 immunotherapy exhibited a median parasite load that was reduced by 53% and 49% when compared to NaCl- and saponin–treated control mice, respectively. Upon analysis of spleen cells, both, vaccination and treatment with rEmP29, resulted in low ratios of Th2/Th1 (IL-4/IFN-?) cytokine mRNA and low levels of mRNA coding for IL-10 and IL-2. These results suggest that reduction of the immunosuppressive environment takes place in vaccinated as well as immunotreated mice, and a shift towards a Th1 type of immune response may be responsible for the observed increased restriction of parasite growth. The present study provides the first evidence that active immunotherapy may present a sustainable route for the control of AE. PMID:26053794

  10. Prevention and Immunotherapy of Secondary Murine Alveolar Echinococcosis Employing Recombinant EmP29 Antigen.

    PubMed

    Boubaker, Ghalia; Hemphill, Andrew; Huber, Cristina Olivia; Spiliotis, Markus; Babba, Hamouda; Gottstein, Bruno

    2015-06-01

    Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is caused by infection with the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. An increasing understanding of immunological events that account for the metacestode survival in human and murine AE infection prompted us to undertake explorative experiments tackling the potential of novel preventive and/or immunotherapeutic measures. In this study, the immunoprotective and immunotherapeutic ability of recombinant EmP29 antigen (rEmP29) was assessed in mice that were intraperitoneally infected with E. multilocularis metacestodes. For vaccination, three intraperitoneal injections with 20?g rEmP29 emulsified in saponin adjuvants were applied over 6 weeks. 2 weeks after the last boost, mice were infected, and at 90 days post-infection, rEmP29-vaccinated mice exhibited a median parasite weight that was reduced by 75% and 59% when compared to NaCl- or saponin-treated control mice, respectively. For immunotherapeutical application, the rEmP29 (20?g) vaccine was administered to experimentally infected mice, starting at 1 month post-infection, three times with 2 weeks intervals. Mice undergoing rEmP29 immunotherapy exhibited a median parasite load that was reduced by 53% and 49% when compared to NaCl- and saponin-treated control mice, respectively. Upon analysis of spleen cells, both, vaccination and treatment with rEmP29, resulted in low ratios of Th2/Th1 (IL-4/IFN-?) cytokine mRNA and low levels of mRNA coding for IL-10 and IL-2. These results suggest that reduction of the immunosuppressive environment takes place in vaccinated as well as immunotreated mice, and a shift towards a Th1 type of immune response may be responsible for the observed increased restriction of parasite growth. The present study provides the first evidence that active immunotherapy may present a sustainable route for the control of AE. PMID:26053794

  11. Noninvasive monitoring of CO2 sequestration sites using airborne EM technology

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    Kaminski, V.; Harbert, W. P.; Legault, J. M.

    2009-12-01

    Usage of conventional airborne EM methods for studies related to CO2 sequestration reservoirs have been restricted up to date due to depth and system noise limitations. Recently a family of new EM systems was developed and launched in Canada, allowing superior depth of investigation to that of the conventional EM systems. Depending on the resistivity of the area such systems are capable of recording response from targets emplaced at the depths of up to 2 kilometers below surface. These systems are powered by natural (telluric and storm lightning) EM fields and are particularly sensitive to contrast in electrical properties of the subsurface, rather than absolute values of the conductivities, which make these systems suitable for usage in both resistive and conductive environments, including the subsurface identification and mapping of gas, hydrocarbons, liquid CO2 and supercritical CO2. Based on the well log data collected at one of the proposed sequestration sites, forward modeling has been carried out in order to study which changes in electrical properties of reservoir rocks before and after the introduction of CO2 to the sequestration reservoir are sufficient to provide enough contrast so they become detectable by EM systems. The results of the modeling showed that under favourable conditions it is possible to differentiate between brine-filled reservoirs versus CO2-filled reservoir at a depth of more than 1 kilometer with the main controlling parameters being reservoir effective porosity, thickness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content of the pore-filling fluid and CO2 saturation after the injection. EM surveying can play a crucial role in studies of moderately deep-seated reservoirs, specifically can assist in monitoring CO2 injection and migration and can provide some additional data regarding the CO2 saturation level. The benefits of application of these new EM systems compared with 3D reflection seismic, VSP, gravity, and other geophysical methods will also be discussed.

  12. Mitochondrial mutagenesis in yeast: mutagenic specificity of EMS and the effects of RAD9 and REV3 gene products.

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    Smoli?ska, U

    1987-08-01

    EMS is capable of inducing point mutations in mitochondrial genomes of yeast. It induces efficiently the mitochondrial suppressor mutation of the mitochondrial ochre mutation oxi 1-V25. The base changes leading to the suppression effect have not been identified. AT----GC base substitutions in mitochondrial genomes are inefficiently induced by EMS. The RAD9 and REV3 gene products participate in EMS mutagenesis in nuclear, as well as mitochondrial genomes of yeast. PMID:3614243

  13. EM703 improves bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice by the inhibition of TGF-? signaling in lung fibroblasts

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    Ying Ji Li; Arata Azuma; Jiro Usuki; Shinji Abe; Kuniko Matsuda; Toshiaki Sunazuka; Takako Shimizu; Yukiyo Hirata; Hirofumi Inagaki; Tomoyuki Kawada; Satoru Takahashi; Shoji Kudoh; Satoshi Omura

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Fourteen-membered ring macrolides have been effective in reducing chronic airway inflammation and also preventing lung injury and fibrosis in bleomycin-challenged mice via anti-inflammatory effects. EM703 is a new derivative of erythromycin (EM) without the bactericidal effects. We investigated the anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic effects of EM703 in an experimental model of bleomycin-induced lung injury and subsequent fibrosis in mice. METHODS:

  14. HAMP-Protocolo de Difus~ao em Grupo Para Redes Com Padr~oes de Mobilidade Heterogeneos

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    Rodrigues, Luís E.T.

    HAMP- Protocolo de Difus~ao em Grupo Para Redes Com Padr~oes de Mobilidade Heterog´eneos Oksana´is Rodrigues INESC-ID / IST ler@ist.utl.pt Resumo--A difus~ao em grupo ´e ´util para suportar diferentes aplicac¸~oes em MANETs, incluindo a disseminac¸~ao de dados, descoberta de servic¸os, publicac

  15. Over One-Half Billion Years of Head Conservation? Expression of an ems Class Gene in Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ofer Mokady; Matthew H. Dick; Dagmar Lackschewitz; Bernd Schierwater; Leo W. Buss

    1998-01-01

    We report the isolation of an empty spiracles class homeodomain-containing gene, Cn-ems, from the hydrozoan Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, the first gene of this class characterized in a lower metazoan. Cn-ems was found to be expressed in the head of gastrozooids, specifically in endodermal epithelial cells of the taeniolae of the hypostome. Cn-ems is not expressed in gonozooids, which lack taeniolae. Experimental

  16. Elimination of error factors, affecting EM and seismic inversions

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    Magomedov, M.; Zuev, M. A.; Korneev, V. A.; Goloshubin, G.; Zuev, J.; Brovman, Y.

    2013-12-01

    EM or seismic data inversions are affected by many factors, which may conceal the responses from target objects. We address here the contributions from the following effects: 1) Pre-survey spectral sensitivity factor. Preliminary information about a target layer can be used for a pre-survey estimation of the required frequency domain and signal level. A universal approach allows making such estimations in real time, helping the survey crew to optimize an acquisition process. 2) Preliminary velocities' identification and their dispersions for all the seismic waves, arising in a stratified media became a fast working tool, based on the exact analytical solution. 3) Vertical gradients effect. For most layers the log data scatter, requiring an averaging pattern. A linear gradient within each representative layer is a reasonable compromise between required inversion accuracy and forward modeling complexity. 4) An effect from the seismic source's radial component becomes comparable with vertical part for explosive sources. If this effect is not taken into account, a serious modeling error takes place. This problem has an algorithmic solution. 5) Seismic modeling is often based on different representations for a source formulated either for a force or to a potential. The wave amplitudes depend on the formulation, making an inversion result sensitive to it. 6) Asymmetrical seismic waves (modified Rayleigh) in symmetrical geometry around liquid fracture come from S-wave and merge with the modified Krauklis wave at high frequencies. A detail analysis of this feature allows a spectral range optimization for the proper wave's extraction. 7) An ultrasonic experiment was conducted to show different waves appearance for a super-thin water-saturated fracture between two Plexiglas plates, being confirmed by comparison with theoretical computations. 8) A 'sandwich effect' was detected by comparison with averaged layer's effect. This opens an opportunity of the shale gas direct identification from the surface measurements.

  17. Pre-flight risk assessment in Emergency Medical Service (EMS) helicopters

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    Shively, R. J.

    1992-01-01

    The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) industry has been the subject of several television and newspaper articles (Harvey and Jensen, 1987) which emphasized the negative aspects, (e.g., fatalities and high accident rates), rather than the life saving services performed. Until recently, the accident rate of the EMS industry has been five times as high as that of other civil helicopters. This high accident rate has been coupled with the dramatic rise in the number of programs. The industry has built from a single service at its inception in 1972, to over 180 in 1987 (Spray, 1987), to the point that 93 percent of the contiguous U.S. is now covered by some type of EMS service. These factors prompted the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to study the accidents that occurred between May 11, 1978 and December 3, 1986 (NTSB, 1988). The NTSB report concluded that 'Sound pilot judgment is central to safe flight operations.' They further stated that '... factors unique to EMS helicopter operations--such as the influence of the mission itself, program competition, and EMS program management perspectives--can drastically influence pilot judgment during the EMS mission.' One of the most difficult decisions that a pilot must make is whether to accept or decline a mission. A pre-flight risk assessment system (SAFE) was developed at NASA-Ames Research Center for civil EMS operations to aid pilots in making this decision objectively. The ability of the SAFE system to predict mission risk profiles was tested at an EMS facility. The results of this field study demonstrated that the usefulness of SAFE was highly dependent on the type of mission flown. SAFE is now being modified so that it can 'learn' with each mission flown. For example, after flying a mission to a particular site, an EMS pilot would input information about this mission into the system, such as new buildings, wires, or approach procedures. Then, the next time a pilot flew a similar mission or one to the same area, this additional information would be taken into account in computing a risk assessment.

  18. Código para imageamento indireto de estrelas em sistemas binarios: simulação de variações elipsoidais e do perfil das linhas

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    Souza, T. R.; Baptista, R.

    2003-08-01

    As estrelas secundárias em variáveis cataclí smicas (VCs) e binárias-x de baixa massa (BXBMs) são cruciais para o entendimento da origem, evolução e comportamento destas binárias interagentes. Elas são estrelas magneticamente ativas submetidas a condições ambientais extremas [e.g., estão muito próximas de uma fonte quente e irradiante; têm rotação extremamente rápida e forma distorcida; estão perdendo massa a taxas de 10-8-10-10 M¤/ano] que contribuem para que suas propriedades sejam distintas das de estrelas de mesma massa na seqüência principal. Por outro lado, o padrão de irradiação na face da secundária fornece informação sobre a geometria das estruturas de acréscimo em torno da estrela primária. Assim, a obtenção de imagens da superfície destas estrelas é de grande interesse astrofísico. A Tomografia Roche usa as variações no perfil das linhas de emissão/absorção da estrela secundária em função da fase orbital para mapear a distribuição de brilho em sua superfície. Neste trabalho apresentamos os resultados iniciais do desenvolvimento de um programa para o mapeamento da distribuição de brilho na superfí cie das estrelas secundárias em VCs e BXBMs com técnicas de astro-tomografia. Presentemente temos em operação um código que simula as variações no perfil das linhas em conseqüência de efeito Doppler resultante da combinação de rotação e translação de uma estrela em forma de lobo de Roche em torno do centro de massa da binária, em função da distribuição de brilho na superfície desta estrela. O código igualmente produz a curva de luz resultante das variações de aspecto da estrela em função da fase orbital (variações elipsoidais).

  19. The EMS response to the Oklahoma City bombing.

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    Maningas, P A; Robison, M; Mallonee, S

    1997-01-01

    This is a descriptive study of the Emergency Medical Services response to a bombing of a United States Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 19 April 1995. The explosion emanated from a rented truck parked in the front of the building. The force of the explosion destroyed three of the four support columns in the front of the building and resulted in a pancaking effect of the upper floors onto the lower floors. There were three distinct phases of the medical response: 1) Immediately available local EMS ambulances and staff; 2) Additional ambulances staffed by recalled, off-duty personnel; and 3) mutual-aid ambulances and personnel from the surrounding communities. There were 361 persons in the building at the time of the explosion, 163 of these perished. Within the first hour of the explosion, 139 patients were transported to area hospitals. Of these, 32% were in critical condition. During the day of the explosion, 444 persons were treated for physical injuries: 410 of these were related to the explosion and 14, including one with fatal injuries, were sustained during search and rescue attempts. A total of 354 (80%) were treated and released from emergency departments, and 90 (20%) were admitted to hospitals. Six of the transported victims either were dead on arrival to the emergency department or died after admission to the hospital. Of those who died, 95% of the deaths were related to blunt trauma associated with the collapse of the structure. Only three persons were extricated alive after the first five hours following the explosion. The scene became flooded with volunteers who, although their intentions were to provide help and aid to those injured, created a substantial logistical problem for Incident Command. Several other lessons were learned: 1) Telephone lines and cells became overloaded, but the Hospital Emergency Administrative Radio system was operational only in three of the 15 hospitals; 2) Volunteer personnel should have responded to the hospitals and not to the scene; and 3) Training was an essential for the success of such a response. Thus, the success of this operation was a function of the intense training, practice, and coordination between multiple agencies. PMID:10187007

  20. Estudo e aplicação do código de desembaraçamento espectral - Korel - em sistemas triplos

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    Torres, K. B. V.; Vaz, L. P. R.

    2003-08-01

    O código KOREL é uma ferramenta adicional eficiente para a determinação simultânea de parâmetros orbitais espectroscópicos para o desembaraço de espectros individuais de sistemas estelares com até cinco componentes. Estudos já realizados (Torres,KBV,2002, Dissertação de Mestrado DF-ICEx-UFMG) mostram as limitações, aplicabilidade e eficiência do código para sistemas com duas componentes. Apresentamos, neste trabalho, a continuação dos estudos para sistemas com três componentes (sistemas hierárquicos), utilizando espectros sintéticos "gabaritos" de estrelas individuais em órbitas cujos parâmetros são conhecidos "a priori". Geramos os espectros compostos e verificamos como o código reproduz os parâmetros orbitais e espectros individuais em diversas situações físicas. É apresentado, ainda, uma discussão da aplicabilidade do código em sistemas reais como RV Crateris (Machado,ACM,1997, Dissertação de Mestrado DF-ICEx-UFMG), um sistema triplo cujas componentes eclipsantes estão, provavelmente, ainda na fase pré-sequência principal.

  1. Fully EM algorithms for the quasi-neutral, zero-electron-inertia model

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    Hewett, Dennis

    2009-11-01

    An algorithm has been developed to compute the electromagnetic signature of impulsive currents in quasi-neutral, collisionless plasmas. Such plasmas are common in laser target chambers, space physics, and EMP generating events. Traditional models[1] used in this regime make the Darwin assumption that neglects purely EM waves. Computing electro-magnetic pulse behavior (EMP) requires the solution of the EM wave equations. Other algorithms designed to treat this problem [2] are susceptible to round-off problems in our applications. The current algorithm, based on the same physics model, is to be much more forgiving in regions of low density or low magnetic field. Results and initial V&V analysis will be presented.[4pt] [1] ``Low-frequency EM (Darwin) applications in plasma simulations'', Hewett, CPC, 84, pg 243, May 1994[0pt] [2] ``A fully electromagnetic model for high density plasma simulations'' Jones, Thomas, Mason, and Winske, 13^th Conference on the Numerical Simulations of Plasmas, 1983.

  2. Physics-based simulation of EM and SM in TSV-based 3D IC structures

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    Kteyan, Armen [Mentor Graphics Corp., 0012 Yerevan (Armenia); Sukharev, Valeriy [Mentor Graphics Corp., Fremont, CA 94538 (United States); Zschech, Ehrenfried [Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP, D-01109 Dresden (Germany)

    2014-06-19

    Evolution of stresses in through-silicon-vias (TSVs) and in the TSV landing pad due to the stress migration (SM) and electromigration (EM) phenomena are considered. It is shown that an initial stress distribution existing in a TSV depends on its architecture and copper fill technology. We demonstrate that in the case of proper copper annealing the SM-induced redistribution of atoms results in uniform distributions of the hydrostatic stress and concentration of vacancies along each segment. In this case, applied EM stressing generates atom migration that is characterized by kinetics depending on the preexisting equilibrium concentration of vacancies. Stress-induced voiding in TSV is considered. EM induced voiding in TSV landing pad is analyzed in details.

  3. Fabs enable single particle cryoEM studies of small proteins

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    Wu, Shenping; Avila-Sakar, Agustin; Kim, JungMin; Booth, David S.; Greenberg, Charles H.; Rossi, Andrea; Liao, Maofu; Li, Xueming; Alian, Akram; Griner, Sarah L.; Juge, Narinobu; Yu, Yadong; Mergel, Claudia M.; Chaparro-Riggers, Javier; Strop, Pavel; Tampé, Robert; Edwards, Robert H.; Stroud, Robert M.; Craik, Charles S.; Cheng, Yifan

    2012-01-01

    Summary In spite of its recent achievements, the technique of single particle electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM) has not been widely used to study proteins smaller than 100kDa, although it is a highly desirable application of this technique. One fundamental limitation is that images of small proteins embedded in vitreous ice do not contain adequate features for accurate image alignment. We describe a general strategy to overcome this limitation by selecting a fragment antigen binding (Fab) to form a stable and rigid complex with a target protein, thus providing a defined feature for accurate image alignment. Using this approach, we determined a three-dimensional structure of a ~65 kDa protein by single particle cryoEM. Because Fabs can be readily generated against a wide range of proteins by phage display, this approach is generally applicable to study many small proteins by single particle cryoEM. PMID:22483106

  4. EM algorithm applied for estimating non-stationary region boundaries using electrical impedance tomography

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    Khambampati, A. K.; Rashid, A.; Kim, B. S.; Liu, Dong; Kim, S.; Kim, K. Y.

    2010-04-01

    EIT has been used for the dynamic estimation of organ boundaries. One specific application in this context is the estimation of lung boundaries during pulmonary circulation. This would help track the size and shape of lungs of the patients suffering from diseases like pulmonary edema and acute respiratory failure (ARF). The dynamic boundary estimation of the lungs can also be utilized to set and control the air volume and pressure delivered to the patients during artificial ventilation. In this paper, the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm is used as an inverse algorithm to estimate the non-stationary lung boundary. The uncertainties caused in Kalman-type filters due to inaccurate selection of model parameters are overcome using EM algorithm. Numerical experiments using chest shaped geometry are carried out with proposed method and the performance is compared with extended Kalman filter (EKF). Results show superior performance of EM in estimation of the lung boundary.

  5. Experience with the EM-60 electromagnetic system for geothermal exploration in Nevada

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    Wilt, M.; Goldstein, N.E.; Stark, M.; Haught, J.R.; Morrison, H.F.

    1981-09-01

    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) conducted controlled-source electromagnetic (EM) surveys at three geothermal prospects in northern Nevada. Over 40 soundings were made in Panther Canyon (Grass Valley), near Winnemucca; Soda Lakes, near Fallon; and McCoy, west of Austin, to test and demonstrate the applicability of LBL's EM-60 system to geothermal exploration. The EM-60 is a frequency-domain system using three-component magnetic detection. Typically, +-65 A is applied to an 100-m-diameter four-turn horizontal loop, generating a dipole moment >10/sup 6/ MKS over the frequency range 10/sup -3/ to 10/sup -3/ Hz. With such a source loop, soundings were made, at transmitter-receiver separations of up to 4 km, providing a maximum depth of penetration of 4 km.

  6. UnB Faculdade de Direito Programa de Ps-Graduao em Direito DINTER com FESURV Universidade de Rio Verde Edital 02/2013 ingresso em 01/2013

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UnB ­ Faculdade de Direito ­ Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito ­ DINTER com FESURV VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM DIREITO PARA O DOUTORADO INTERINSTITUCIONAL ­ DINTER ­ COM Direito, no uso de suas atribuições legais, torna público e estabelece a retificação do Edital Nº 02

  7. UnB Faculdade de Direito Programa de Ps-Graduao em Direito DINTER com FESURV Universidade de Rio Verde Edital 02/2013 ingresso em 01/2013

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    UnB ­ Faculdade de Direito ­ Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito ­ DINTER com FESURV VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO EM DIREITO PARA O DOUTORADO INTERINSTITUCIONAL ­ DINTER ­ COM Direito, no uso de suas atribuições legais, torna público e estabelece as normas do processo seletivo para

  8. Influence of motivations for seeking ISO 14001 certification on perceptions of EMS effectiveness in China.

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    Fryxell, Gerald E; Lo, Carlos Wing-Hung; Chung, Shan Shan

    2004-02-01

    This study examines the motivations of mainland Chinese facilities in seeking ISO 14001 certification and examines the linkages between these motivations and self-reports of the effectiveness of major environmental management system (EMS) components. In a sample of 128 facilities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the main drivers for certification were reported to be to ensure regulatory compliance, to enhance the firm's reputation, and to improve environmental performance, in that order. Although motivation to achieve cost reductions were least emphasized, a broad range of motivations appears to be considered in the decision to seek certification to ISO 14001. Regression models linking these motivations to the EMS components suggests that internal motivations have an influence on most EMS components. One interesting exception to this, however, is that no significant relationship was observed between internal motivations and the promulgation of environmental objectives and targets. The relationships associated with external motivations for certification (i.e., those in response to customer and other stakeholder pressures) and EMS components, on the other hand, are weaker and tend to occur earlier in the process cycle. No significant relationships were found between motivations to reduce costs and perceptions of the effectiveness of EMS components. Overall, these findings suggest that ISO 14001, as currently being implemented in mainland China, may have a modestly useful role when used in combination with other policy mechanisms to move the Chinese economy toward more sustainable practices. It is asserted that the ISO standard could provide even greater benefits if Chinese registrars were more proactive in developing EMS in conjunction with even more rigorous third-party audits. PMID:15285401

  9. Recidivism Among Licensed-Released Prisoners Who Participated in the EM Program in Israel.

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    Shoham, Efrat; Yehosha-Stern, Shirley; Efodi, Rotem

    2015-08-01

    Toward the end of 2006, a pilot program was launched in Israel wherein licensed-released prisoners were put under electronic monitoring (EM). In addition to EM, the pilot program, operated by the Prisoners' Rehabilitation Authority, provides programs of occupational supervision and personal therapy and is designed to allow for early release of those prisoners who, without increased supervision, would have been found unsuitable for early release. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether participation in the EM program among licensed-released prisoners in Israel might bring about lessened recidivism. For that matter, rates of arrests and incarceration were examined during a follow-up period of up to 4 years, among the entirety of licensed-released prisoners participating in the EM program between the years 2007 and 2009 (n = 155). To compare recidivism rates, a control group was assembled from among the entirety of released prisoners who were found unsuitable for early release in judicial conditions, and had therefore served the full term of their incarceration, to be released between the years 2005 and 2006 (a period of time during which an EM program was not yet operated among licensed-released prisoners in Israel). Study findings clearly show that while among the control group, 42% of released prisoners were re-incarcerated, at the end of a 4-year follow-up period, only 15% among the study group had returned to prison. These findings can be explained by combining the Social Control theory and the Self-Control theory which consider the period of time under EM program and the occupational and familial integration tools for reducing criminal connections and enhancing pro-social behavior. PMID:24510371

  10. EM Safety Innovations Aim Toward Safer Technologies and Better Information for Users

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    Lankford, M.; Geiger, J.; Carpenter, C.

    2002-02-26

    Beginning in 2000, the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Science and Technology (OST) has substantially re-examined and improved our approach to worker safety and health. Consistent with OST's responsibilities for safety, these initiatives can be categorized generally as: (1) Making our technologies inherently safer to use; and (2) Providing useful safety and health information about our technologies to the sites and technology operators. This evolved through a collaborative process by the EM Office of Safety, Health and Security, the EM Office of Science and Technology, EM Focus Areas and others. It was, initially, largely in response to a set of eight recommendations by the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) and to lessons learned from a serious accident in August, 2000 involving an OST-funded new technology. The cornerstone of this effort is the Policy for Occupational Safety and Health in EM's Science and Technology Program, issued in January 2001. DOE Focus Areas are focusing more attention on worker safety and health in their solicitations and procurement documents for new technology research and development (R&D) projects. EM Headquarters is working with Focus Areas, site environmental contractors, technology developers, and their respective DOE field organizations to ensure that roles and responsibilities for worker safety and health are clearly defined when a new technology is demonstrated at an environmental management site. The peer review process administered by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) now requires technology developers to think through their approach to safety and health in a more detailed, focused way than previously. In Innovative Technology Summary Reports (ITSRs), developers are comparing their new technologies to baseline technologies on the basis of safety and health. Technology Safety Data Sheets (TSDSs) are being prepared for new technologies when they reach the appropriate stage of development.

  11. Quality assurance guidance for laboratory assessment plates in support of EM environmental sampling and analysis activities

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    Not Available

    1994-05-01

    This document is one of several guidance documents developed to support the EM (DOE Environmental Restoration and Waste Management) Analytical Services program. Its purpose is to introduce assessment plates that can be used to conduct performance assessments of an organization`s or project`s ability to meet quality goals for analytical laboratory activities. These assessment plates are provided as non-prescriptive guidance to EM-support organizations responsible for collection of environmental data for remediation and waste management programs at DOE facilities. The assessments evaluate objectively all components of the analytical laboratory process to determine their proper selection and use.

  12. QUANDO A HISTÓRIA INVADE A CENA: O CASO VLADIMIR HERZOG (RE)SIGNIFICADO POR FERNANDO PEIXOTO EM \\

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    Ludmila Sá de Freitas

    Primeiramente, deve-se ressaltar que a proposta desta pesquisa (que se encontra em estágio inicial e que, portanto, muitos questionamentos são apenas apontados neste texto) é uma reflexão sobre a encenação do espetáculo teatral Ponto de Partida de Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, em 1976, no Teatro TAIB (SP), numa produção de Othon Bastos Produções Artísticas e Documenta Produções Artísticas. Neste sentido, tais análises

  13. EDITAL 010/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenao do Programa de Ps-Graduao em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do Centro de

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    EDITAL 010/PPGFMC/2014 A Coordenação do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia (PPGFMC), do, Ciências Farmacêuticas e áreas afins para participarem do XI Curso de Inverno em Farmacologia, a ser-formados; 4. Carta de intenção, descrevendo os motivos pelo interesse no XI Curso de Inverno de Farmacologia

  14. Finite-difference simulation of borehole EM logging measurements in 3D anisotropic subsurface media using coupled potentials

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    auxiliary potentials as aids in obtaining solutions for the EM fields. Hence, EM potential formulations a single DC scalar potential function. Numerical tests showed that the correction method drastically media using coupled potentials Junsheng Hou and Carlos Torres-Verdín Department of Petroleum

  15. Left-Handed-Media Simulation and Transmission of EM Waves in Subwavelength Split-Ring-Resonator-Loaded Metallic Waveguides

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    R. Marqués; J. Martel; F. Mesa; F. Medina

    2002-01-01

    At microwave frequencies, hollow metallic waveguides behave in certain aspects as a ``one-dimensional plasma.'' This feature will be advantageously used for simulating the propagation of electromagnetic (EM) waves in left-handed metamaterials provided the hollow waveguide is periodically loaded with split ring resonators. It will be shown that EM transmission in this structure is feasible within a certain frequency band even

  16. PERFIL DOS ASPECTOS FÍSICOS, FISIOLÓGICOS E QUÍMICOS DE SEMENTES DE SOJA PRODUZIDAS EM SEIS REGIÕES DO BRASIL1

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    NILTON PEREIRA DA COSTA; JOSÉ BARROS; FRANÇA NETO; FRANCISCO CARLOS KRZYZANOWSKI; ADEMIR ASSIS HENNING

    RESUMO - A semente de soja, produzida em algumas regiões do Brasil, tem apresentado sérios problemas de qualidade fisiológica. Essa situação pode ser atribuída a ajustes inadequados do sistema de trilha das colhedoras, à ocorrência de estresses climáticos na maturação e, geralmente, à lesões de percevejos, resultando em semente com baixos potenciais de germinação e de vigor. O estudo teve

  17. The Value of Bus Rapid Transit: Hedonic Price Analysis of the EmX in Eugene, Oregon

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    Oregon, University of

    1 The Value of Bus Rapid Transit: Hedonic Price Analysis of the EmX in Eugene, Oregon Peter of the bus rapid transit (BRT) line in the Eugene area based on changes in residential property values of the EmX in Eugene. #12;2 Table of Contents I. Introduction

  18. An Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Pre-Hospital Phase. Emergency Medical Services Orientation, Lesson Plan No. 9.

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    Young, Derrick P.

    Designed for use with interested students at high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges, this lesson plan was developed to provide an introduction to the pre-hospital phase of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and to serve as a recruitment tool for the EMS Program at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) in Hawaii. The objectives of the…

  19. ANÁLISE SÓCIOECONÔMICA DOS AGROSILVICULTORES DO PROJETO DE REFLORESTAMENTO ECONÔMICO CONSORCIADO E ADENSADO (RECA), EM NOVA CALIFÓRNIA, RONDÔNIA

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    Idesio Luis Franke; Isabel Teresa Gama Alves; Claudenor Pinho De Sa; Jair Carvalho Dos Santos; Judson Ferreira Valentim

    2008-01-01

    O assentamento agrícola de centenas de milhares de famílias na Amazônia gerou problemas ambientais e socioeconômicos significativos na região. Em 1984 foi implantado pelo Instituto nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária (INCRA) o Projeto de Assentamento Agrícola do Alto Madeira, em Vila Nova Califórnia-RO, divisa com o Estado do Acre. A partir de 1988, algumas lideranças rurais e produtores do

  20. Factor Analysis with EM Algorithm Never Gives Improper Solutions when Sample Covariance and Initial Parameter Matrices Are Proper

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    Adachi, Kohei

    2013-01-01

    Rubin and Thayer ("Psychometrika," 47:69-76, 1982) proposed the EM algorithm for exploratory and confirmatory maximum likelihood factor analysis. In this paper, we prove the following fact: the EM algorithm always gives a proper solution with positive unique variances and factor correlations with absolute values that do not exceed one, when the…

  1. In Situ Data Processing With Workflow-based Embedded Cyberinfrastructure (emCI)

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    Mehta, G.; Silva, F.; Graham, E. A.; Vahi, K.; Deelman, E.; Rundel, P.

    2011-12-01

    The decreasing cost of sensors and sensor networks has led to the wide scale adoption of this technology by large numbers of scientists for the collection of data in the field. At the same time, advances in both hardware and software have resulted in increased processing power at the sensor, enabling sensors in the field to do more than just data collection. With an increase in the number of sensors and deployments, scientists need tools for the configuration, operation, and debugging problems on their sensor networks. Furthermore, as the amount of data increases, scientists need a way to quickly and easily tag, process, archive, and share their datasets. Without proper tools, it is common for data processing to happen weeks or sometimes months after it is collected. This leads to important events being missed and makes real-time data analysis impossible. Additionally, because data is often manually processed through a series of repetitive steps, the analysis is susceptible to errors that are hard to track after data is combined and shared among researchers. Our emCI (embedded cyberinfrastructure) toolkit enables researchers to easily collect, analyze, and share their data. emCI provides a web-portal with upload/download capabilities that accept data in a number of different formats and ultimately can be used to archive data and share datasets among scientists. emCI uses an embedded general-purpose computer in the field for interfacing with sensors, coordinating data collection, and providing reliable data transfer to the emCI web portal. emCI relies on workflow technologies to automate data processing pipelines and to provide provenance information. In particular, emCI uses the Pegasus Workflow Management System as a core component, adapting it to the embedded computation environment. emCI allows scientists to distribute tasks among sensors in field and servers in the lab. In-situ processing using embedded workflows enable data reduction and validation in the field. Scientists can also create embedded workflows for data analysis and sensor retasking, allowing for much faster response to events in the field as well as disconnected operation from the emCI portal. Workflows executed at the emCI portal can include heavier computations, and combine data from multiple sensors by performing data analysis on data from multiple sources. The emCI portal also supports workflows for data transfers, visualization, and the automatic monitoring of the embedded infrastructure. We have prototyped the emCI toolkit in a project that uses automated digital cameras and weather stations for observing climate change based on plant phenology observations. In this application, embedded workflows are being used to coordinate the field data collection, reduce and analyze image data in the field, and retask cameras based on embedded triggers. We are currently in the process of moving our deployment from prototype to production stage at the Stunt Ranch UC Reserve in the Santa Monica Mountains.

  2. Comunicamos que encontra-se aberto o EDITAL N. 06/2014 NC, (http://www.nc.ufpr.br/) referente ao Teste de Suficincia em Lngua

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    ://www.nc.ufpr.br/) referente ao Teste de Suficiência em Língua Estrangeira para os interessados em ingressar nos programas de pós-graduação "stricto sensu" oferecidos pela UFPR. Informamos que a Suficiência em Língua Inglesa é um requisito para o ingresso no Programa de Pós-graduação em Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional

  3. PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM BIOENERGIA Campus Universitrio -Av. Colombo, 5790 -Bloco C-67 sala 002 -CEP 87020-900 Maring -PR

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM BIOENERGIA Campus Universitário - Av. Colombo, 5790 - Bloco C-67-Graduação em Bioenergia ­ Associação em Rede, no uso de suas atribuições estatutárias e regimentais, UNIOESTE e UFPR em 01 de novembro de 2013, para abertura das inscrições para o Processo Seletivo para

  4. REGRAS PARA USO DE RECURSOS PROAP/CAP I -AJUDA DE CUSTO A ALUNOS DE DOUTORADO DA CAP, PARA PARTICIPAO EM

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    PARTICIPAÇÃO EM EVENTOS CIENTÍFICOS INTERNACIONAIS FORA DO PAÍS Eligibilidade o Alunos de doutorado da CAP que preencham, em conjunto, as seguintes condições, podem solicitar recursos: i. estar regularmente matriculado(a) em atividade de Pesquisa, com média global igual ou superior a A- (excepcionalmente, poderão ser

  5. Edital n 1/2013 Mudana de Turno em um mesmo Curso e Mudana de Curso 1 UUnniivveerrssiiddaaddee ddee BBrraasslliiaa UUnnBB

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Edital n° 1/2013 ­ Mudança de Turno em um mesmo Curso e Mudança de Curso 1 UUnniivveerrssiiddaaddee Acadêmica - SAA Mudança de Turno em um mesmo Curso e Mudança de Curso Edital nº 1/2013, 30 de abril de 2013 públicas as condições para Mudança de Turno em um mesmo curso e Mudança de Curso para registro no 2º

  6. EM radiation analysis on True Random Number Generators: Frequency and localization retrieval

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EM radiation analysis on True Random Number Generators: Frequency and localization retrieval method, CNRS 5516, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France pierre.bayon@univ-st-etienne.fr Abstract--True random number a map of the elements composing the chip ([3],[4]). Our target in this paper will be true random number

  7. SATELLITE AND AERIAL IMAGE DECONVOLUTION USING AN EM METHOD WITH COMPLEX WAVELETS

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    Figueiredo, Mário A. T.

    SATELLITE AND AERIAL IMAGE DECONVOLUTION USING AN EM METHOD WITH COMPLEX WAVELETS André Jalobeanu step is a Landweber update iteration, and the M step consists of denoising the image, which is achieved by wavelet coefficient thresholding. The new algorithm has been applied to high resolution satellite

  8. Hit 'em Where it Hurts: A Live Security Exercise on Cyber Situational Awareness

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    we collected. In addition, we define Cyber Situational Aware- ness metrics to characterizeHit 'em Where it Hurts: A Live Security Exercise on Cyber Situational Awareness Adam Doupé, Manuel on the concept of Cyber Situ- ational Awareness. The competition was carried out in De- cember 2010, and involved

  9. UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO PARAN PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM DIREITO

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    Paraná, Universidade Federal do

    ECONÔMICA DA EFICIENCIA PEDRO VITOR BOTAN CÍCERI POSSIBILIDADE DE INCENTIVOS FISCAIS AO TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO: UMA FERRAMENTA DE GESTÃO PÚBLICA DANIELA DIAS ROBALO AS AVALIAÇÕES DOS SERVIDORES TÉCNICO CURITIBA JANINE ANDREIV RODRIGUES A LEI 12.305/2010 E A COLETA SELETIVA REALIZADA POR PREFEITURAS EM

  10. A graph theory method for determination of cryo-EM image focuses , Fei Guo, Zheng Liu

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    Jiang, Wen

    of micrograph focuses is essential for averaging multiple images to reach high- resolution 3-D reconstructions for different images. Here we have developed a novel graph theory based method in which the rotational averageA graph theory method for determination of cryo-EM image focuses Wen Jiang , Fei Guo, Zheng Liu

  11. Environmental Cost Analysis System (ECAS) Status and Compliance Requirements for EM Consolidated Business Center Contracts - 13204

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    Sanford, P.C. [Consultant, 11221 E. Cimmarron Dr., Englewood, CO 80111 (United States)] [Consultant, 11221 E. Cimmarron Dr., Englewood, CO 80111 (United States); Moe, M.A. [EMCBC Office of Cost Estimating and Analysis, United States Department of Energy, 250 E. 5th Street, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (United States)] [EMCBC Office of Cost Estimating and Analysis, United States Department of Energy, 250 E. 5th Street, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (United States); Hombach, W.G. [Team Analysis, Inc., 2 Cardinal Park Drive, Suite 105A, Leesburg, VA 20175 (United States)] [Team Analysis, Inc., 2 Cardinal Park Drive, Suite 105A, Leesburg, VA 20175 (United States); Urdangaray, R. [Project Performance Corporation, 1760 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA 22102 (United States)] [Project Performance Corporation, 1760 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA 22102 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has developed a web-accessible database to collect actual cost data from completed EM projects to support cost estimating and analysis. This Environmental Cost Analysis System (ECAS) database was initially deployed in early 2009 containing the cost and parametric data from 77 decommissioning, restoration, and waste management projects completed under the Rocky Flats Closure Project. In subsequent years we have added many more projects to ECAS and now have a total of 280 projects from 8 major DOE sites. This data is now accessible to DOE users through a web-based reporting tool that allows users to tailor report outputs to meet their specific needs. We are using it as a principal resource supporting the EM Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) and the EM Applied Cost Engineering (ACE) team cost estimating and analysis efforts across the country. The database has received Government Accountability Office review as supporting its recommended improvements in DOE's cost estimating process, as well as review from the DOE Office of Acquisition and Project Management (APM). Moving forward, the EMCBC has developed a Special Contract Requirement clause or 'H-Clause' to be included in all current and future EMCBC procurements identifying the process that contractors will follow to provide DOE their historical project data in a format compatible with ECAS. Changes to DOE O 413.3B implementation are also in progress to capture historical costs as part of the Critical Decision project closeout process. (authors)

  12. Low cost 24GHz patch array antenna for high sensitivity EM sensor

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    Young-Bae Jung; Dae-young Park; Chang Won Jung

    2010-01-01

    A low cost patch array antenna for high sensitivity electromagnetic (EM) sensor is presented. The operating frequency band of the antenna is 24.05~24.25 GHz. Array structure is the symmetrical pattern by Chebyshev polynomial and the feed point is located in the middle of the array. Also, the gain of the array antenna can be increased by controlling the inclined angle

  13. ARALES DE LAGOAS EM UMA ÁREA DO SEMI-ÁRIDO BAIANO

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    Márcia Gonçalves Bezerra; Flávio França

    RESUMO — O presente trabalho trata das espécies de Arales ocorrentes em lagoas de uma área do semi-árido baiano. A ordem apresenta, no local, duas famílias com cinco espécies: Lemna valdiviana Phil., Lemna aequinoctialis Welwitsch, Wolffiella lingulata (Hegelm.) Hegelm. e Wolffia columbiana Karsten (LEMNACEAE) e Pistia stratiotes L. (ARACEAE). PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Arales; plantas aquáticas; Lemnaceae; Araceae. ABSTRACT — This paper presents

  14. COMBINING EM AND LIDAR TO MAP COASTAL WETLANDS: AN EXAMPLE FROM MUSTANG ISLAND, TEXAS

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    Jeffrey G. Paine; William A. White; Rebecca C. Smyth; John R. Andrews; James C. Gibeaut

    2005-01-01

    We combined airborne lidar and ground-based EM induction measurements with vegetation surveys along two transects across Mustang Island, a barrier island on the Texas coast, to examine whether these methods can be used to map coastal wetlands and associated geomorphic environments. Conductivity varied inversely with elevation along both transects. Elevation and conductivity profiles cor- related reasonably well with habitat mapped

  15. Em busca da caixa mágica: o Estado Novo e a televisão

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    Áureo Busetto

    2007-01-01

    RESUMO A análise histórica sobre a Exposição de Televisão (Rio de Janeiro, 1939), evento promovido pelo Estado Novo em parce- ria com o Terceiro Reich alemão, permi- te trazer, além de dados sobre a história da TV no Brasil, elementos de compreen- são sobre as primeiras relações entre po- der político e esse meio de comunicação no país. Pois, a

  16. Magnetic Properties of the Basalt in Hole EM 7, Mohole Project

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    Allan Cox; Richard R. Doell

    1962-01-01

    The average direction of the remanent magnetization of the basalt layer at the bottom of hole EM 7 is inclined 36 ø above tile horizontal, indicating that the layer is reversely magnetized. Detailed demagnetization experiments with alternating magnetic fields to 800 oer- steds peak intensity indicate that the drilling operations did not remagnetize the basalts. The natural magnetization is extremely

  17. An EM Algorithm for Fitting Two-Level Structural Equation Models

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    Liang, Jiajuan; Bentler, Peter M.

    2004-01-01

    Maximum likelihood is an important approach to analysis of two-level structural equation models. Different algorithms for this purpose have been available in the literature. In this paper, we present a new formulation of two-level structural equation models and develop an EM algorithm for fitting this formulation. This new formulation covers a…

  18. A row-action alternative to the EM algorithm for maximizing likelihood in emission tomography

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    Jolyon Browne; Alvaro R. De Pierro

    1996-01-01

    The maximum likelihood (ML) approach to estimating the radioactive distribution in the body cross section has become very popular among researchers in emission computed tomography (ECT) since it has been shown to provide very good images compared to those produced with the conventional filtered backprojection (FBP) algorithm. The expectation maximization (EM) algorithm is an often-used iterative approach for maximizing the

  19. A New View of the EM Algorithm that Justifies Incremental and Other Variants

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    Radford M. Neal; Geoffrey E. Hinton

    1993-01-01

    We present a new view of the EM algorithm for maximum likelihood estimationin situations with unobserved variables. In this view, both the E and the M stepsof the algorithm are seen as maximizing a joint function of the model parametersand of the distribution over unobserved variables. From this perspective, it iseasy to justify an incremental variant of the algorithm in

  20. The mean field theory in EM procedures for Markov random fields

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    Jun Zhang

    1992-01-01

    In many signal processing and pattern recognition applications, the hidden data are modeled as Markov processes, and the main difficulty of using the maximisation (EM) algorithm for these applications is the calculation of the conditional expectations of the hidden Markov processes. It is shown how the mean field theory from statistical mechanics can be used to calculate the conditional expectations