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  1. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra.

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    Li, Z B; Dai, G; Shangguan, J B; Ning, Y F; Li, Y Y; Chen, R B; Huang, Y S; Yuan, Y

    2015-01-01

    The sea cucumber Holothuria scabra is an endangered species. In this study, nine new polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed and tested in 30 individuals. The number of alleles ranged from 2 to 5, and the observed and expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.1200 to 0.7391 and from 0.2408 to 0.5983, respectively. No loci significantly deviated from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium af-ter a Bonferroni correction, and no significant linkage disequilibrium was found between pairs of loci. These polymorphic microsatellite loci will be useful in studying the genetic diversity of H. scabra and its conservation. PMID:26125857

  2. The timing and reproductive output of the commercial sea cucumber Holothuria scabra on the Kenyan coast

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    Muthiga, N. A.; Kawaka, J. A.; Ndirangu, S.

    2009-09-01

    The sea cucumber Holothuria scabra is a widely distributed and economically important species that has been harvested in Kenya for decades. No previous studies have been carried out on the reproduction of this species in Kenya. Standard gonad index methods were used to analyze reproductive patterns of individuals collected monthly in 1998-1999, 2000-2001 and 2006-2007. Morphological characteristics, gonad tubule lengths and fecundity were also measured. Mean monthly gonad indices were significantly correlated between males and females indicating synchronous gonad development between the sexes. Gonad indices showed a biannual pattern that was consistent in all three years with a minor spawning event occurring between August and September and a major spawning event between November and December. The pattern of gonad growth showed significant variability between years and between months. Temporal changes in gonad growth correlated significantly with gonad tubule length and absolute fecundity. Monthly gonad indices also correlated significantly with monthly measurements of air temperature and light suggesting a possible role for both factors in timing gametogenesis and spawning. There was a shift in sex ratio from unity in the 1998-1999 and 2000-2001 samples to significantly more males in the 2006-2007 samples, as well as a significant reduction in mean sizes (body wall weight) and reproductive output (gonad index) which suggests that the reproductive success of this species is potentially negatively affected by fishing.

  3. Acid-base physiology response to ocean acidification of two ecologically and economically important holothuroids from contrasting habitats, Holothuria scabra and Holothuria parva.

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    Collard, Marie; Eeckhaut, Igor; Dehairs, Frank; Dubois, Philippe

    2014-12-01

    Sea cucumbers are dominant invertebrates in several ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangroves. As bioturbators, they have an important ecological role in making available calcium carbonate and nutrients to the rest of the community. However, due to their commercial value, they face overexploitation in the natural environment. On top of that, occurring ocean acidification could impact these organisms, considered sensitive as echinoderms are osmoconformers, high-magnesium calcite producers and have a low metabolism. As a first investigation of the impact of ocean acidification on sea cucumbers, we tested the impact of short-term (6 to 12 days) exposure to ocean acidification (seawater pH 7.7 and 7.4) on two sea cucumbers collected in SW Madagascar, Holothuria scabra, a high commercial value species living in the seagrass meadows, and H. parva, inhabiting the mangroves. The former lives in a habitat with moderate fluctuations of seawater chemistry (driven by day-night differences) while the second lives in a highly variable intertidal environment. In both species, pH of the coelomic fluid was significantly negatively affected by reduced seawater pH, with a pronounced extracellular acidosis in individuals maintained at pH 7.7 and 7.4. This acidosis was due to an increased dissolved inorganic carbon content and pCO2 of the coelomic fluid, indicating a limited diffusion of the CO2 towards the external medium. However, respiration and ammonium excretion rates were not affected. No evidence of accumulation of bicarbonate was observed to buffer the coelomic fluid pH. If this acidosis stays uncompensated for when facing long-term exposure, other processes could be affected in both species, eventually leading to impacts on their ecological role. PMID:25028324

  4. Lectin-Based Profiling of Coelomocytes in Holothuria scabra and Expression of Superoxide Dismutase in Purified Coelomocytes.

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    Prompoon, Yanvit; Weerachatyanukul, Wattana; Withyachumnarnkul, Boonsirm; Vanichviriyakit, Rapeepun; Wongprasert, Kanokpan; Asuvapongpatana, Somluk

    2015-08-01

    Coelomocytes are the first line of immune defense in marine animals. Their distributions are greatly variable even in the close animal species. In this study, we used lectin staining to aid in the classification and purification of these cells for further investigation of SOD distribution among coelomocytes of H. scraba. We classified coelomocytes into four types: type 1, lymphocytes; type 2, phagocytes; type 3, spherulocytes; and type 4, giant cells. Among four lectins used, Con A appeared to give a broad reactivity against most coelomocytes, except for giant cells. In addition, phagocytes usually engaged the highest fluorescent intensity with most lectins, with the exception of PNA, for which spherulocytes possessed the highest fluorescent intensity. Using FACS for fraction collection, it was found that F1 fraction contained the purest phagocyte population (> 95%), which was highly reactive with anti- superoxide dismutase (SOD) as revealed by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence staining, although some minor staining was also detected in spherulocytes. Our results thus provide a fundamental platform for comparing alterations that may happen to the population and SOD contents of coelomocytes when the sea cucumber is subjected to environmental changes that would activate their immune responses. PMID:26245221

  5. Phylogeography of the Atlanto-Mediterranean sea cucumber Holothuria (Holothuria) mammata: the

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    Borges, Rita

    Phylogeography of the Atlanto-Mediterranean sea cucumber Holothuria (Holothuria) mammata assessed the genetic structure of populations of the widely distributed sea cucumber Holothuria (Holothuria Mediterranean and Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). We analysed mitochondrial 16S and COI gene sequences from

  6. Effects of seven diets on the population dynamics of laboratory cultured Tisbe holothuriae Humes (Copepoda, Harpacticoida)

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    Miliou, H.; Moraïtou-Apostolopoulou, M.

    1991-09-01

    The harpacticoid copepod Tisbe holothuriae was collected from Saronicos Gulf (Greece) and reared under constant laboratory conditions. In order to study the effects of food on the population dynamics, seven diets were tested: the seaweed Ulva; five artificial compound feeds: the liquid Fryfood® (Waterlife), a powder of Mytilus, yeast, soya and Spirulina, respectively; and a mixed diet consisting of Ulva and Fryfood. The life cycle parameters (mortality, sex ratio, generation time, offspring production) were measured, and the demographic variables [mean generation time (T), net reproductive rate (Ro), and intrinsic rate of natural increase (rm)] were determined. As to their efficiency regarding population dynamics, the diets ranked as follows: (1) Ulva+Fryfood, (2), Ulva, (3) Fryfood, (4) Mytilus, (5) soya, (6) yeast, and (7) Spirulina. In this order they cause a progressive increase of both larval mortality and generation time, a progressive decrease of sex ratio, number of offspring per egg sac, number of egg sacs per female and, consequently, of Ro and rm. The observed differences between diets were most pronounced with respect to offspring production. Of the compound diets, those containing animal extracts were more efficient than those containing vegetable materials. Ulva plays an important role in the nutrition of T. holothuriae, favouring offspring production as well as larval survival, development and pigmentation. Ulva in combination with Fryfood led to a greater copepodid survival and offspring production. This mixed diet proved to be the most favourable for rearing the Greek population of t. holothuriae, resulting in an efficient intrinsic rate of natural increase (rm=0.304) of the population.

  7. Cytoprotective Effects of Lysophospholipids from Sea Cucumber Holothuria atra

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    Nishikawa, Yoshifumi; Furukawa, Ayumi; Shiga, Ikumi; Muroi, Yoshikage; Ishii, Toshiaki; Hongo, Yayoi; Takahashi, Shunya; Sugawara, Tatsuya; Koshino, Hiroyuki; Ohnishi, Masao

    2015-01-01

    Lysophospholipids are important signaling molecules in animals and metazoan cells. They are widely distributed among marine invertebrates, where their physiological roles are unknown. Sea cucumbers produce unique lysophospholipids. In this study, two lysophospholipids were detected in Holothuria atra for the first time, lyso-platelet activating factor and lysophosphatidylcholine, with nuclear magnetic resonance and liquid chromatography–time-of-flight mass spectrometric analyses. The lipid fraction of H. atra contained lyso-platelet activating factor and lysophosphatidylcholine, and inhibited H2O2-induced apoptosis in the macrophage cell line J774A.1. The antioxidant activity of the lysophospholipid-containing lipid fraction of H. atra was confirmed with the oxygen radical absorbance capacity method. Our results suggest that the lysophospholipids from H. atra are potential therapeutic agents for the inflammation induced by oxidative stress. PMID:26275144

  8. Partial replacements of Stylosanthes scabra forage for lucerne in total mixed ration diet of Saanen goats.

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    Mpanza, Thamsanqa Doctor Empire; Hassen, Abubeker

    2015-10-01

    The inclusion of Stylosanthes scabra cv. Seca forage in the total mixed ration (TMR) as partial replacement of lucerne (alfalfa) was evaluated for its effects on voluntary feed intake, nutrient digestibility and nitrogen balance in Saanen goats. Three experimental diets were formulated having 0 % Seca (T1), 15 % Seca (T2) and 30 % Seca (T3) as partial replacement of lucerne forage in the TMR diet for goats. Eighteen Saanen goats of about 7 months old were divided into three groups of six animals per group. Each group was randomly assigned to one of the three dietary treatments in a complete randomised design, and the study lasted for a period of 21 days. There was an increase in fibre and mineral content of the diets as Seca inclusion increased, but this resulted in the decrease of crude protein contents and in vitro organic matter digestibility. Animals that were fed 15 % Seca recorded higher voluntary dry matter and nutrient (organic matter and fibres) intake, but the difference was not statistically significant (P?>?0.05) as compared to the other treatments. Nutrient digestibility as well as nitrogen balance was not significantly different across the three diets. The lack of significant differences in feed intake, nutrient digestibility and nitrogen utilisation following the inclusion of Seca in the TMR suggests that S. scabra forage can partially replace lucerne in the TMR diet of goats. PMID:26159675

  9. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Holothuria leucospilota Isolated From Persian Gulf and Oman Sea

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    Adibpour, Neda; Nasr, Farhad; Nematpour, Fatemeh; Shakouri, Arash; Ameri, Abdolghani

    2014-01-01

    Background: Emergence of antimicrobial resistance toward a number of conventional antibiotics has triggered the search for antimicrobial agents from a variety of sources including the marine environment. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial potential of Holothuria leucospilota from Qeshm and Kharg Islands against some selected bacteria and fungi. Materials and Methods: In this investigation, sea cucumbers from two coastal cities of Persian Gulf were collected in March and May 2011 and identified by the scale method according to the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations. Antibacterial activity of hydroalcoholic extracts of the body wall, cuvierian organs and coelomic fluid, methanol, chloroform, and n-hexane extracts of the body wall were evaluated by the spot test. In addition, their antifungal activity was assessed by the broth dilution method. Results: The displayed effect was microbiostatic at concentrations of 1000 and 2000 µg/mL rather than microbicidal. The highest activity of hydroalcoholic extracts was exhibited by body wall, cuvierian organs and coelomic fluid against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Aspergillus niger, A. fumigatus, A. flavus and A. brasilensis. However, none of the methanol, chloroform and n-haxane extracts showed appreciable effects against Shigella dysenteriae, Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus cereus, S. epidermidis and Candida albicans. Moreover, cuvierian organs did not possess any antifungal potential. Conclusions: Our data indicated that water-methanol extracts from the body wall of H. leucospilota possess antibacterial and antifungal activity. However, additional and in-depth studies are required to isolate and identify the active component(s). PMID:25147657

  10. New cytotoxic triterpene glycoside from the East China Sea cucumber Holothuria nobilis.

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    Zhang, Jia-Jia; Zhu, Qi-Ke; Wu, Jun; Zhang, Hui-Wen

    2015-02-01

    A new cytotoxic triterpene glycoside named nobiliside E (1) has been obtained from the East China Sea cucumber Holothuria nobilis Selenka. Its structure was determined on the basis of NMR spectroscopic and MS analyses, together with chemical evidence. The new compound showed significant cytotoxicity to eight human tumor cell lines with IC50 values in the range of 0.53-4.06 ?g/mL. PMID:25920252

  11. Inheritance of spontaneous mutant homostyles in Turnera subulata x krapovickasii and in autotetraploid T. scabra (Turneraceae).

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    Tamari, F; Khosravi, D; Hilliker, A J; Shore, J S

    2005-02-01

    To explore the genetic architecture of distyly in Turnera spp., we determined the inheritance and compatibility behaviour of two spontaneous homostyled mutants. A long-homostyled mutant shoot arose on an otherwise short-styled plant that was an artificial hybrid (Turnera subulata x T. krapovickasii) between two diploid distylous species. The mutation appears to be an allele, SH, of the distyly locus with the dominance relationships, S>SH>s, where S confers the short-styled phenotype, SH confers homostyly in SHSH and SHs genotypes, and ss genotypes are long-styled. Aberrant segregation ratios were observed among some crosses and might be the result of pollen competition. Compatibility relationships are consistent with the hypothesis that a gene complex determines distyly. Infrequently, revertant short-styled flowers have appeared on cuttings of the T. subulata x T. krapovickasii mutant and on occasion, short-styled progeny have appeared in crosses where none were expected. A second mutant homostyle was discovered in autotetraploid T. scabra. The mutation is inherited as above, however, tetrasomic inheritance occurs at the locus. This homostyled mutant carries two copies of the SH allele and has the duplex genotype SHSHss. Compatibility relationships were as observed above. The occurrence of homostyled mutants is consistent with the hypothesis that a linked gene complex underlies the inheritance of distyly in Turnera but we cannot discount the hypothesis that an allelic series is responsible. PMID:15483653

  12. Triterpenoids isolated from the rhizomes and roots of Gentiana scabra and their inhibition of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase.

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    Li, Wei; Li, Lin Ying; Zhou, Wei; Hwang, Inkyu; Ma, Jin Yeul; Kim, Young Ho

    2015-12-01

    Gentiana scabra Bunge (Gentianaceae) is an important traditional Chinese medicine commonly used as a stomachic or appetite stimulant. In this study, 21 triterpenoids (1-21) were isolated from a methanol extract of the rhizomes and roots of G. scabra. Their structures were elucidated by comparing spectroscopic data with reported values. Among the isolated triterpenoids, scabanol (2) was firstly isolated from natural sources. All isolated compounds were evaluated for their inhibitory activity against indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), which catalyzes the rate limiting reaction for the conversion of tryptophan to kynurenine. Compounds 10 and 11 showed significant inhibitory activities, with IC50 values of 12.5 and 9.5 ?M, respectively. Compound 12 showed a moderate inhibitory effect, with an IC50 value of 18.7 ?M. Compounds 2 and 13 showed weaker inhibitory effects, with IC50 values of 56.8 and 60.6 ?M, respectively. Kynurenine is a potent immune modulator to suppress the functions of a variety of immune cells including T cells and natural killer cells. Given that, our results that a few selected triterpenoids inhibit IDO warrant further studies on their effects on the host immune system as natural immune stimulators. PMID:26163101

  13. Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the sea cucumber Holothuria leucospilota.

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    Dai, G; Li, Z B; Shangguan, J B; Ning, Y F; Deng, H W; Yuan, Y; Huang, Y S; Yang, H; Lu, J

    2015-01-01

    Holothuria leucospilota is a tropical holothurian species that is widely distributed in the tropical and sub-tropical India-Western Pacific Region. Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed from H. leucospilota by using the protocol fast isolation by amplified fragment length polymorphism of sequences containing repeats and tested in 30 individuals from Hainan Island in China. The number of alleles was 2-6 and polymorphism information content ranged from 0.371-0.694. The levels of expected and observed heterozygosities varied from 0.3913-0.6701 and from 0.1154-0.7000, respectively. No significant linkage disequilibrium was detected for any pairwise combination of loci. Only loci YZHS1-42 deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. These polymorphic microsatellite loci may be useful for germplasm conservation of H. leucospilota. PMID:25729989

  14. Self-assembly growth of alloyed NiPt nanocrystals with holothuria-like shape for oxygen evolution reaction with enhanced catalytic activity

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    Ding, Tao; Wang, Wenliang; Zhou, Xiaoli; Zhang, Li; Wang, Chunde; Jiang, Jun; Yang, Weilai; Yang, Qing

    2016-01-01

    Self-assembly growth of alloyed NiPt nanocrystals with holothuria-like wire shape has been achieved via a facile and moderate hydrothermal process at 120 °C for 1 h from the reaction of nickel nitrate and chloroplatinic acid in alkaline solution in the presence of ethanediamine and hydrazine hydrate. The holothuria-like alloyed NiPt wires are Ni-rich in composition (Ni23.6Pt) and uniform in diameter with many tiny tips outstretched from the wires surface. The holothuria-like wires are assembled from granular subunits with the assistance of capping molecular of ethanediamine and the wires display an improved oxygen evolution reaction catalytic activity.

  15. Isolation and Characterization of Adhesive Secretion from Cuvierian Tubules of Sea Cucumber Holothuria forskåli (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)

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    Baranowska, Malgorzata; Schloßmacher, Ute; McKenzie, J. Douglas; Müller, Werner E. G.; Schröder, Heinz C.

    2011-01-01

    The sea cucumber Holothuria forskåli possesses a specialized system called Cuvierian tubules. During mechanical stimulation white filaments (tubules) are expelled and become sticky upon contact with any object. We isolated a protein with adhesive properties from protein extracts of Cuvierian tubules from H. forskåli. This protein was identified by antibodies against recombinant precollagen D which is located in the byssal threads of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. To find out the optimal procedure for extraction and purification, the identified protein was isolated by several methods, including electroelution, binding to glass beads, immunoprecipitation, and gel filtration. Antibodies raised against the isolated protein were used for localization of the adhesive protein in Cuvierian tubules. Immunostaining and immunogold electron microscopical studies revealed the strongest immunoreactivity in the mesothelium; this tissue layer is involved in adhesion. Adhesion of Cuvierian tubule extracts was measured on the surface of various materials. The extracted protein showed the strongest adhesion to Teflon surface. Increased adhesion was observed in the presence of potassium and EDTA, while cadmium caused a decrease in adhesion. Addition of antibodies and trypsin abolished the adhesive properties of the extract. PMID:22013488

  16. Primary structure and chain conformation of fucoidan extracted from sea cucumber Holothuria tubulosa.

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    Chang, Yaoguang; Hu, Yanfang; Yu, Long; McClements, David Julian; Xu, Xiaoqi; Liu, Guanchen; Xue, Changhu

    2016-01-20

    Knowledge of the structure of polysaccharides is essential for understanding and controlling their functional properties. In this study, fucoidan was extracted from Holothuria tubulosa, a species of sea cucumber that has recently become commercially important. The primary structure of the H. tubulosa fucoidan was clarified using a combination of enzymatic degradation, methylation analysis, and NMR, and its chain conformation was further elucidated by utilizing high performance size exclusion chromatography combined with multiple angle laser light scattering and viscometry. The fucoidan was composed of a tetrafucose repeating unit [?3-?-l-Fucp2(OSO3(-))-1?3-?-l-Fucp2,4(OSO3(-))-1?3-?-l-Fucp-1?3-?-l-Fucp2(OSO3(-))-1?]. Its sulfate content was determined to be 31.2±1.6% and the weight-average molecular mass was 1567.6±34.1kDa. The molecule adapted a random coil conformation in 0.15M NaCl solution (pH 7.4) at 25°C, with a root-mean-square radius of 63.9±1.8nm and a hydrodynamic radius of 44.5±4.5nm. This is the first report on the chain conformation of sea cucumber fucoidan. PMID:26572451

  17. Structural Elucidation of Novel Saponins in the Sea Cucumber Holothuria lessoni

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    Bahrami, Yadollah; Zhang, Wei; Chataway, Tim; Franco, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Sea cucumbers are prolific producers of a wide range of bioactive compounds. This study aimed to purify and characterize one class of compound, the saponins, from the viscera of the Australian sea cucumber Holothuria lessoni. The saponins were obtained by ethanolic extraction of the viscera and enriched by a liquid-liquid partition process and adsorption column chromatography. A high performance centrifugal partition chromatography (HPCPC) was applied to the saponin-enriched mixture to obtain saponins with high purity. The resultant purified saponins were profiled using MALDI-MS/MS and ESI-MS/MS which revealed the structure of isomeric saponins to contain multiple aglycones and/or sugar residues. We have elucidated the structure of five novel saponins, Holothurins D/E and Holothurinosides X/Y/Z, along with seven reported triterpene glycosides, including sulfated and non-sulfated saponins containing a range of aglycones and sugar moieties, from the viscera of H. lessoni. The abundance of novel compounds from this species holds promise for biotechnological applications. PMID:25110919

  18. Spatial distribution patterns and movements of Holothuria arguinensis in the Ria Formosa (Portugal)

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    Siegenthaler, Andjin; Cánovas, Fernando; González-Wangüemert, Mercedes

    2015-08-01

    Holothurian populations are under pressure worldwide because of increasing demand for beche-de-mer, mainly for Asian consumption. Importations to this area from new temperate fishing grounds provide economic opportunities but also raise concerns regarding future over-exploitation. Studies on the habitat preferences and movements of sea cucumbers are important for the management of sea cucumber stocks and sizing of no-take zones, but information on the ecology and behavior of temperate sea cucumbers is scarce. This study describes the small-scale distribution and movement patterns of Holothuria arguinensis in the intertidal zone of the Ria Formosa national park (Portugal). Mark/recapture studies were performed to record their movements over time on different habitats (sand and seagrass). H. arguinensis preferred seagrass habitats and did not show a size or life stage-related spatial segregation. Its density was 563 ind. ha- 1 and mean movement speed was 10 m per day. Movement speed did not differ between habitats and the direction of movement was offshore during the day and shoreward during the night. Median home range size was 35 m2 and overlap among home ranges was 84%. H. arguinensis' high abundance, close association with seagrass and easy catchability in the intertidal zone, indicate the importance of including intertidal lagoons in future studies on temperate sea cucumber ecology since those systems might require different management strategies than fully submerged habitats.

  19. Neuroanatomy of the tube feet and tentacles in Holothuria glaberrima (Holothuroidea, Echinodermata)

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    Díaz-Balzac, Carlos A.; Abreu-Arbelo, José E.

    2010-01-01

    Echinoderms are a key group in understanding the evolution of the nervous system in the Metazoa. Remarkably, little is known about echinoderm neurobiology. The echinoderm podia, which are unique echinoderm modifications and comprise structures responsible for locomotion and feeding, have been largely neglected in nervous system studies. Here, we have applied immunohistological approaches using different neuronal markers to describe the neuroanatomy of the holothurian podia and its relation to the muscular component. We show, using the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima (Selenka, 1867), the direct innervation of the podia by the ectoneural component of the nervous system, as well as the existence of a connection between the nervous system components in the main nerves, the muscle, and the connective tissue. These findings confirm the ectoneural origin of the tube feet’s main nervous system and demonstrate its neuroanatomic complexity. We also show the presence of fibers and neurons within the tube feet mesothelium and connective tissue. The study of these simple structures will help us elucidate the echinoderms’ neuromuscular circuit and their evolutionary relationships. PMID:20461218

  20. Discovery of novel saponins from the viscera of the sea cucumber Holothuria lessoni.

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    Bahrami, Yadollah; Zhang, Wei; Franco, Chris

    2014-05-01

    Sea cucumbers, sometimes referred to as marine ginseng, produce numerous compounds with diverse functions and are potential sources of active ingredients for agricultural, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products. We examined the viscera of an Australian sea cucumber Holothuria lessoni Massin et al. 2009, for novel bioactive compounds, with an emphasis on the triterpene glycosides, saponins. The viscera were extracted with 70% ethanol, and this extract was purified by a liquid-liquid partition process and column chromatography, followed by isobutanol extraction. The isobutanol saponin-enriched mixture was further purified by high performance centrifugal partition chromatography (HPCPC) with high purity and recovery. The resultant purified polar samples were analyzed using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS)/MS and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)/MS to identify saponins and characterize their molecular structures. As a result, at least 39 new saponins were identified in the viscera of H. lessoni with a high structural diversity, and another 36 reported triterpene glycosides, containing different aglycones and sugar moieties. Viscera samples have provided a higher diversity and yield of compounds than observed from the body wall. The high structural diversity and novelty of saponins from H. lessoni with potential functional activities presents a great opportunity to exploit their applications for industrial, agricultural and pharmaceutical use. PMID:24821624

  1. Screening and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite markers from sea cucumber Holothuria leucospilota.

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    Shangguan, J B; Li, Z B; Ning, Y F; Huang, Y S; Yuan, Y; Lu, J; Li, B B; Mao, X Q

    2015-01-01

    The sea cucumber Holothuria leucospilota has high me-dicinal value and rich nutritional edible value, and thus is a commercially important aquatic product in China. Microsatellite loci were developed and screened using a fast isolation protocol and amplified fragment length polymorphism of sequences containing repeats. In this study, 16 novel polymorphic microsatellite markers in H. leucospilota were identified, and the relevant genetic variability index was assessed using 30 individu-als from a wild population. The polymorphic information content ranged from 0.183 to 0.668, and the number of alleles per locus varied from 3 to 5. The observed and expected heterozygosities were 0.0370-0.5000 and 0.0776-0.6250, respectively. With the exception of 3 loci (Y1-15, Y11-1, and Y28), the polymorphic loci were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (P > 0.003125). These polymorphic microsatellite loci will contribute to studies of genetic diversity, the research of population structure, and the design of conservation strategies for H. leucospilota. PMID:26125861

  2. Distinct profiles of expressed sequence tags during intestinal regeneration in the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima

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    Rojas-Cartagena, Carmencita; Ortíz-Pineda, Pablo; Ramírez-Gómez, Francisco; Suárez-Castillo, Edna C.; Matos-Cruz, Vanessa; Rodríguez, Carlos; Ortíz-Zuazaga, Humberto; García-Arrarás, José E.

    2010-01-01

    Repair and regeneration are key processes for tissue maintenance, and their disruption may lead to disease states. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms that underline the repair and regeneration of the digestive tract. The sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima represents an excellent model to dissect and characterize the molecular events during intestinal regeneration. To study the gene expression profile, cDNA libraries were constructed from normal, 3-day, and 7-day regenerating intestines of H. glaberrima. Clones were randomly sequenced and queried against the nonredundant protein database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. RT-PCR analyses were made of several genes to determine their expression profile during intestinal regeneration. A total of 5,173 sequences from three cDNA libraries were obtained. About 46.2, 35.6, and 26.2% of the sequences for the normal, 3-days, and 7-days cDNA libraries, respectively, shared significant similarity with known sequences in the protein database of GenBank but only present 10% of similarity among them. Analysis of the libraries in terms of functional processes, protein domains, and most common sequences suggests that a differential expression profile is taking place during the regeneration process. Further examination of the expressed sequence tag dataset revealed that 12 putative genes are differentially expressed at significant level (R > 6). Experimental validation by RT-PCR analysis reveals that at least three genes (unknown C-4677-1, melanotransferrin, and centaurin) present a differential expression during regeneration. These findings strongly suggest that the gene expression profile varies among regeneration stages and provide evidence for the existence of differential gene expression. PMID:17579180

  3. Fucosylated Chondroitin Sulfates from the Body Wall of the Sea Cucumber Holothuria forskali

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    Panagos, Charalampos G.; Thomson, Derek S.; Moss, Claire; Hughes, Adam D.; Kelly, Maeve S.; Liu, Yan; Chai, Wengang; Venkatasamy, Radhakrishnan; Spina, Domenico; Page, Clive P.; Hogwood, John; Woods, Robert J.; Mulloy, Barbara; Bavington, Charlie D.; Uhrín, Dušan

    2014-01-01

    Fucosylated chondroitin sulfate (fCS) extracted from the sea cucumber Holothuria forskali is composed of the following repeating trisaccharide unit: ?3)GalNAc?4,6S(1?4) [Fuc?X(1?3)]GlcA?(1?, where X stands for different sulfation patterns of fucose (X = 3,4S (46%), 2,4S (39%), and 4S (15%)). As revealed by NMR and molecular dynamics simulations, the fCS repeating unit adopts a conformation similar to that of the Lex blood group determinant, bringing several sulfate groups into close proximity and creating large negative patches distributed along the helical skeleton of the CS backbone. This may explain the high affinity of fCS oligosaccharides for L- and P-selectins as determined by microarray binding of fCS oligosaccharides prepared by Cu2+-catalyzed Fenton-type and photochemical depolymerization. No binding to E-selectin was observed. fCS poly- and oligosaccharides display low cytotoxicity in vitro, inhibit human neutrophil elastase activity, and inhibit the migration of neutrophils through an endothelial cell layer in vitro. Although the polysaccharide showed some anti-coagulant activity, small oligosaccharide fCS fragments had much reduced anticoagulant properties, with activity mainly via heparin cofactor II. The fCS polysaccharides showed prekallikrein activation comparable with dextran sulfate, whereas the fCS oligosaccharides caused almost no effect. The H. forskali fCS oligosaccharides were also tested in a mouse peritoneal inflammation model, where they caused a reduction in neutrophil infiltration. Overall, the data presented support the action of fCS as an inhibitor of selectin interactions, which play vital roles in inflammation and metastasis progression. Future studies of fCS-selectin interaction using fCS fragments or their mimetics may open new avenues for therapeutic intervention. PMID:25147180

  4. Morphological and Molecular Identification of Holothuria (Merthensiothuria) leucospilota and Stichopus horrens from Pangkor Island, Malaysia

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    Kamarudin, Kamarul Rahim; Rehan, Maryam Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    This preliminary study aimed to identify a commercial gamat species, Stichopus horrens Selenka, 1867, and a timun laut species, Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt, 1835), from Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia, employing morphological techniques based on the shape of the ossicles and molecular techniques based on the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) gene. In Malaysia, a gamat is defined as a sea cucumber species of the family Stichopodidae with medicinal value, and timun laut refers to non-gamat species. S. horrens is very popular on Pangkor Island as a main ingredient in the traditional production of air gamat and minyak gamat, while H. leucospilota is the most abundant species in Malaysia. In contrast to previous studies, internal body parts (the respiratory tree and gastrointestine) were examined in this study to obtain better inferences based on morphology. The results showed that there were no ossicles present in the gastrointestine of H. leucospilota, and this characteristic is suggested as a unique diagnostic marker for the timun laut species. In addition, the presence of Y-shaped rods in the respiratory tree of S. horrens subsequently supported the potential to use internal body parts to identify the gamat species. Phylogenetic analysis of the COI mtDNA gene of the sea cucumber specimens using the neighbour-joining method and maximum likelihood methods further confirmed the species status of H. leucospilota and S. horrens from Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia. The COI mtDNA gene sequences were registered with GenBank, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), US National Library of Medicine (GenBank accession no.: KC405565-KC405568). Although additional specimens from various localities will be required to produce more conclusive results, the current findings provide better insight into the importance of complementary approaches involving morphological and molecular techniques in the identification of the two Malaysian sea cucumber species.

  5. Influence of three bacteria strains on the population dynamics of Tisbe holothuriae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida)

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    Guérin, J.-P.; Rieper-Kirchner, M.

    1991-12-01

    The influence of three bacteria strains (Helgo 21, NCMB 308 and NCMB 13) on the life cycle of Tisbe holothuriae Humes 1957 was investigated under constant experimental conditions (19 20°C and 38‰ S). For each of the first six experiments, females (F1), whose life history was followed, were obtained from a common mother (F0). Experiment no 7 was carried out with adult females (F2) obtained during exp. 4. Females were bred in 50-ml dishes and transferred to a fresh container as soon as they produced a new egg-sac. Offspring (F2: exp. 1 6; F3: exp. 7) from successive egg-layings were counted as soon as they moulted into adults. Larval mortality was estimated by enumeration of the adults issuing from a known number of nauplii that had been fed different bacteria strains. Some difficulties arose in obtaining adults with NCMB 13: it appeared to be necessary to provide this first generation with a small quantity of TetraMin (commercial fish food) in order to initiate reproduction and obtain a second generation. However, in exp. 4, F2 adult females fed NCMB 13 became ovigerous and fertile without needing TetraMin. This result is interpreted as denoting an indispensable period of adaptation to the diet, which probably requires important changes at the enzymatic level. One experiment was carried out with Helgo 21; another one with NCMB 308; two with NCMB 13 (with a unique additional meal of TetraMin to allow reproduction), two with NCMB 13 during larval development, then only tetraMin during adult stage, and one with NCMB 13 alone (with females issued from exp. 4). Data obtained regarding longevity, duration of reproduction period, number of egg-sacs and number of adult descendants show an important variability between bacteria strains. Lower results were almost always obtained with Helgo 21 and NCMB 308. An interesting result lies in the maximum number of egg-sacs: low with Helgo 21 and NCMB 308 (5), but very ample with NCMB 13 (11 in one experiment). In experiment 7, carried out with animals bearing a large coefficient of inbreeding (0.375), the results concerning the maximum number of egg-sacs are good (10) as are the mean number of descendants per female (294: the highest number of the seven experiments). These results indicate that genetic factors involved in the reduction of descendants in ageing laboratory cultures can be suppressed to a certain extent by nutritional factors. The poor results obtained with Helgo 21 and NCMB 308 alone must be considered with caution: after a period of adaptation with an alimentary complement, these strains could perhaps permit an interesting production of copepods.

  6. Antitumor and antifungal activities of organic extracts of seacucumber Holothuria atra from the southeast coast of India

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    Dhinakaran, Devaraj Isaac; Lipton, Aaron Premnath

    2015-02-01

    In phylum Echinodermata, the family Holothuridae is distinguished by its capacity of bioactive compounds. Sea cucumber Holothuria atra is commonly known as the lollyfish. The antifungal activity was detected using agar well diffusion method against the various fungal strains such as Trichoderma viride, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavis, Candida albicans and Penicillium chrysogenum. Relatively high antifungal activity was seen against Candida albicans at 100 ?L-1 concentration of extracts. Zone of inhibition was measured at 18 mm of diameter. The anti-tumor activities were detected against the Vero and Hep2 cell lines using MTT assay. The cells were treated with H. atra extract at concentrations 0.078-10mg mL-1. The extract showed high proliferative activity against the Hep2 cells. The body wall extracts of sea cucumber ( H. atra) showed effective antifungal and antitumor activities. All these findings suggest that the extracts could be used for the development of drugs.

  7. Identification of endocannabinoid system-modulating N-alkylamides from Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra and Lepidium meyenii.

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    Hajdu, Zsanett; Nicolussi, Simon; Rau, Mark; Lorántfy, László; Forgo, Peter; Hohmann, Judit; Csupor, Dezs?; Gertsch, Jürg

    2014-07-25

    The discovery of the interaction of plant-derived N-alkylamides (NAAs) and the mammalian endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the existence of a plant endogenous N-acylethanolamine signaling system have led to the re-evaluation of this group of compounds. Herein, the isolation of seven NAAs and the assessment of their effects on major protein targets in the ECS network are reported. Four NAAs, octadeca-2E,4E,8E,10Z,14Z-pentaene-12-ynoic acid isobutylamide (1), octadeca-2E,4E,8E,10Z,14Z-pentaene-12-ynoic acid 2'-methylbutylamide (2), hexadeca-2E,4E,9Z-triene-12,14-diynoic acid isobutylamide (3), and hexadeca-2E,4E,9,12-tetraenoic acid 2'-methylbutylamide (4), were identified from Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra. Compounds 2-4 are new natural products, while 1 was isolated for the first time from this species. The previously described macamides, N-(3-methoxybenzyl)-(9Z,12Z,15Z)-octadecatrienamide (5), N-benzyl-(9Z,12Z,15Z)-octadecatrienamide (6), and N-benzyl-(9Z,12Z)-octadecadienamide (7), were isolated from Lepidium meyenii (Maca). N-Methylbutylamide 4 and N-benzylamide 7 showed submicromolar and selective binding affinities for the cannabinoid CB1 receptor (Ki values of 0.31 and 0.48 ?M, respectively). Notably, compound 7 also exhibited weak fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibition (IC50 = 4 ?M) and a potent inhibition of anandamide cellular uptake (IC50 = 0.67 ?M) that was stronger than the inhibition obtained with the controls OMDM-2 and UCM707. The pronounced ECS polypharmacology of compound 7 highlights the potential involvement of the arachidonoyl-mimicking 9Z,12Z double-bond system in the linoleoyl group for the overall cannabimimetic action of NAAs. This study provides additional strong evidence of the endocannabinoid substrate mimicking of plant-derived NAAs and uncovers a direct and indirect cannabimimetic action of the Peruvian Maca root. PMID:24972328

  8. Agave scabra (Native) 10 

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    James R. Manhart

    2011-08-10

    FROM HEAT RECOVERY USING 2-STAGE ABSORPTION CHILLERS Paul E. Hufford PAUL E. HUFFORD &ASSOCIATES Houston, Texas ABSTRACT Although the cost of some fossil fuels has moderated, the importance of energy conservation by heat recovery has....6 lbs. per refrigeration ton. This same heat rate pertains to hot water at 300?F. or more. CONCLUSION The viability of absorption cooling was thought to be virtually dead except for a few ex haust steam applications because of its poor efficiency...

  9. Protective and Curative Effects of the Sea Cucumber Holothuria atra Extract against DMBA-Induced Hepatorenal Diseases in Rats

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    Dakrory, Ahmed I.; Fahmy, Sohair R.; Soliman, Amel M.; Mohamed, Ayman S.; Amer, Sayed A. M.

    2015-01-01

    Oxidative stress is a common mechanism contributing to the initiation and progression of hepatic damage. Hence there is a great demand for the development of agents with potent antioxidant effect. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficacy of Holothuria atra extract (HaE) as an antioxidant against 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene- (DMBA-) induced hepatorenal dysfunction. Experimental animals were divided into two main groups: protective and curative. Each group was then divided into five subgroups pre- or posttreated either with distilled water (DMBA subgroups) or with HaE (200?mg/kg body weight) for seven and fourteen days. Single oral administration of DMBA (15?mg/kg body weight) to Wistar rats resulted in a significant increase in the serum liver enzymes and kidney function's parameters. DMBA increased level of liver malondialdehyde (MDA), decreased levels of reduced glutathione (GSH), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) in the liver tissue, and induced liver histopathological alterations. Pre- or posttreatment with HaE orally for 14 days significantly reversed the hepatorenal alterations induced following DMBA administration. In conclusion, HaE exhibits good hepatoprotective, curative, and antioxidant potential against DMBA-induced hepatorenal dysfunction in rats that might be due to decreased free radical generation. PMID:25821811

  10. Immune mediators of sea-cucumber Holothuria tubulosa (Echinodermata) as source of novel antimicrobial and anti-staphylococcal biofilm agents

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    2013-01-01

    The present study aims to investigate coelomocytes, immune mediators cells in the echinoderm Holothuria tubulosa, as an unusual source of antimicrobial and antibiofilm agents. The activity of the 5kDa peptide fraction of the cytosol from H. tubulosa coelomocytes (5-HCC) was tested against a reference group of Gram-negative and Gram-positive human pathogens. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) ranging from 125 to 500 mg/ml were determined against tested strains. The observed biological activity of 5-HCC could be due to two novel peptides, identified by capillary RP-HPLC/nESI-MS/MS, which present the common chemical-physical characteristics of antimicrobial peptides. Such peptides were chemically synthesized and their antimicrobial activity was tested. The synthetic peptides showed broad-spectrum activity at 12.5 mg/ml against the majority of the tested Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains, and they were also able to inhibit biofilm formation in a significant percentage at a concentration of 3.1 mg/ml against staphylococcal and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. The immune mediators in H. tubulosa are a source of novel antimicrobial peptides for the development of new agents against biofilm bacterial communities that are often intrinsically resistant to conventional antibiotics. PMID:23800329

  11. Putative mechanism for apoptosis-inducing properties of crude saponin isolated from sea cucumber (Holothuria leucospilota) as an antioxidant compound

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    Soltani, Mozhgan; Parivar, Kazem; Baharara, Javad; Kerachian, Mohammad Amin; Asili, Javad

    2015-01-01

    Objective(s): Marine organisms are known as a potential source of natural products, which contain bioactive substances with therapeutic properties. Sea cucumbers are prominent among marine organisms because of their dietary and therapeutic applications. In addition, they have capacity of synthesizing saponins molecules and other metabolites with therapeutic properties such as antitumor, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant and pro-apoptotic effects of sea cucumber saponins (SCS) isolated from Holothuria leucospilota species. Materials and Methods: Evaluation of antioxidant activity of SCS was carried out by DPPH (1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl), ABTS (azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid), power reducing and total antioxidant assays. The anti-proliferative effect was studied by MTT (3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay. Mechanisms leading to apoptosis were also evaluated by fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and real time PCR. Results: The results showed that the DPPH and ABTS activities increased in a dose dependent manner. The reducing capacity enhanced with increasing concentration of the saponin extract (0 to 2 mg/ml). The SCS exhibited moderate total antioxidant activity. Evaluation of anti-proliferative effect revealed that SCS with IC50 of about 6 ?g/ml, can display a good cytotoxic activity in a dose dependent manner. Further apoptosis induction was confirmed by fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. Sea cucumber saponin was also found to exert a pro-apoptotic effect by increasing the expression of Bax and decreasing the expression of Bcl2. Conclusion: These results indicate that the SCS may act as a natural antioxidant and antitumor agent. PMID:25810893

  12. Isolation of a Pigment-producing Strain of Staphylococcus kloosii from the Respiratory Tree of Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt 1835) from Malaysian Waters

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    Kamarudin, Kamarul Rahim; Ngah, Nurziana; Hamid, Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abdul; Susanti, Deny

    2013-01-01

    Staphylococcus kloosii, an orange pigment-producing bacterium, was isolated from the respiratory tree of Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt 1835) from Teluk Nipah, Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia. This report is the first documentation of this Gram-positive strain, referred to as Strain 68 in Malaysia. A partial 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence of the mesophilic strain has been registered with GenBank (National Center for Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine) with accession number JX102547. Phylogenetic analysis using the neighbour-joining method further supported the identification of Strain 68 as S. kloosii. The circular strain produced orange pigments on tryptone glucose yeast extract agar (TGYEA) and in nutrient broth (NB) at approximately pH 7. The visible spectra of ethanolic and methanolic pigment extracts of the bacterial strain were considered identical with ?max at 426, 447 and 475 nm and ?max at 426, 445 and 473 nm, respectively. Both visible spectra resemble the visible spectra of lutein, which is a commercial carotenoid; however, further analyses are required to confirm the identity of this pigment. The methanolic extracts of the intracellular pigments comprised at least three pigment compounds: an orange pigment compound (major compound), a yellow pigment compound (the least polar) and a pink pigment compound (the most polar). These findings are the first documentation of the pigment composition of S. kloosii as no such record could be found to date. PMID:24575244

  13. Calbindin-D32k Is Localized to a Subpopulation of Neurons in the Nervous System of the Sea Cucumber Holothuria glaberrima (Echinodermata)

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    Díaz-Balzac, Carlos A.; Lázaro-Peña, María I.; García-Rivera, Enrique M.; González, Carlos I.; García-Arrarás, José E.

    2012-01-01

    Members of the calbindin subfamily serve as markers of subpopulations of neurons within the vertebrate nervous system. Although markers of these proteins are widely available and used, their application to invertebrate nervous systems has been very limited. In this study we investigated the presence and distribution of members of the calbindin subfamily in the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima (Selenka, 1867). Immunohistological experiments with antibodies made against rat calbindin 1, parvalbumin, and calbindin 2, showed that these antibodies labeled cells and fibers within the nervous system of H. glaberrima. Most of the cells and fibers were co-labeled with the neural-specific marker RN1, showing their neural specificity. These were distributed throughout all of the nervous structures, including the connective tissue plexi of the body wall and podia. Bioinformatics analyses of the possible antigen recognized by these markers showed that a calbindin 2-like protein present in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, corresponded to the calbindin-D32k previously identified in other invertebrates. Western blots with anti-calbindin 1 and anti-parvalbumin showed that these markers recognized an antigen of approximately 32 kDa in homogenates of radial nerve cords of H. glaberrima and Lytechinus variegatus. Furthermore, immunoreactivity with anti-calbindin 1 and anti-parvalbumin was obtained to a fragment of calbindin-D32k of H. glaberrima. Our findings suggest that calbindin-D32k is present in invertebrates and its sequence is more similar to the vertebrate calbindin 2 than to calbindin 1. Thus, characterization of calbindin-D32k in echinoderms provides an important view of the evolution of this protein family and represents a valuable marker to study the nervous system of invertebrates. PMID:22412907

  14. The Shallow-water Echinoderms of Yap Results of a Survey Performed 27 July to 9 August 2007,

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    Mcilwain, Jenny

    buyers of the processed product, beche-de-mer. The Yap State government has realized the danger (trade name: black teat fish), Holothuria (Metriatyla) scabra (sand fish) and Thelenota ananas (prickly red fish). A total of 66 taxonomic units attributable to species have now been identified from Yap

  15. Hemagglutinating/Hemolytic activities in extracts of marine invertebrates from the Brazilian coast and isolation of two lectins from the marine sponge Cliona varians and the sea cucumber Holothuria grisea.

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    Moura, Raniere M; Melo, Arthur A; Carneiro, Rômulo F; Rodrigues, Cícera R F; Delatorre, Plínio; Nascimento, Kyria S; Saker-Sampaio, Silvana; Nagano, Celso S; Cavada, Benildo S; Sampaio, Alexandre H

    2015-01-01

    Twenty species of marine invertebrates from the Brazilian coast were screened for hemagglutinating/hemolytic activity. In at least twelve tested species, hemagglutinating activity was different for different blood types, suggesting the presence of lectins. Extracts from four species showed hemolytic activity. Two new lectins were purified from the marine sponge Cliona varians (CvL-2) and sea cucumber Holothuria grisea (HGL). CvL-2 was able to agglutinate rabbit erythrocytes and was inhibited by galactosides. The hemagglutinating activity was optimal in pH neutral and temperatures below 70 °C. CvL-2 is a trimeric protein with subunits of 175 kDa. On the other hand, HGL showed both hemagglutinating and hemolytic activity in human and rabbit erythrocytes, but hemolysis could be inhibited by osmotic protection, and agglutination was inhibited by mucin. HGL was stable in pH values ranging from 4 to 10 and temperatures up to 90 °C. In electrophoresis and gel filtration, HGL was a monomeric protein with 15 kDa. CvL-2 and HGL showed different levels of toxicity to Artemia naplii. CvL-2 showed LC50 of 850.1 ?g/mL, whereas HGL showed LC50 of 9.5 µg/mL. PMID:25993359

  16. Collection Development.

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    School Libraries in Canada, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Includes 21 articles that discuss collection development in Canadian school libraries. Topics include digital collections in school library media centers; print and electronic library resources; library collections; collaborative projects; print-disabled students; informing administrators of the importance of collection development; censorship;…

  17. Collecting apparatus

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    Duncan, Charles P. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    1983-01-01

    An improved collecting apparatus for small aquatic or airborne organisms such as plankton, larval fish, insects, etc. The improvement constitutes an apertured removal container within which is retained a collecting bag, and which is secured at the apex of a conical collecting net. Such collectors are towed behind a vessel or vehicle with the open end of the conical net facing forward for trapping the aquatic or airborne organisms within the collecting bag, while allowing the water or air to pass through the apertures in the container. The container is readily removable from the collecting net whereby the collecting bag can be quickly removed and replaced for further sample collection. The collecting bag is provided with means for preventing the bag from being pulled into the container by the water or air flowing therethrough.

  18. Collections Conservation.

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    DeCandido, Robert

    Collections conservation is an approach to the preservation treatment of books and book-like materials that is conceptualized and organized in terms of large groups of materials. This guide is intended to enable a library to evaluate its current collections conservation activities. The introduction describes collections conservation and gives…

  19. Collection Mapping and Collection Development.

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    Murray, William; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Describes the use of collection mapping to assess media collections of Aurora, Colorado, Public Schools. Case studies of elementary, middle, and high school media centers describe materials selection and weeding and identify philosophies that library collections should support school curriculum, and teacher-library media specialist cooperation in…

  20. Jay's Collectibles

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    Cappel, James J.; Gillman, Jason R., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    There is growing interest in collectibles of many types, as indicated by the popularity of television programs such as the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" and "American Pickers" and the Public Broadcasting Service's "Antiques Road Show." The availability of online auction sites such as eBay has enabled many people to collect items of interest as a…

  1. Collective Enumeration

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    Bahrami, Bahador; Didino, Daniele; Frith, Chris; Butterworth, Brian; Rees, Geraint

    2013-01-01

    Many joint decisions in everyday life (e.g., Which bar is less crowded?) depend on approximate enumeration, but very little is known about the psychological characteristics of counting together. Here we systematically investigated collective approximate enumeration. Pairs of participants made individual and collective enumeration judgments in a…

  2. Collecting Rocks.

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    Barker, Rachel M.

    One of a series of general interest publications on science topics, the booklet provides those interested in rock collecting with a nontechnical introduction to the subject. Following a section examining the nature and formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, the booklet gives suggestions for starting a rock collection and using…

  3. Data Collection

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    A view of the various systems that are used for navigation, logging, and data collection during the trip. The USGS returned from a seafloor data mapping mission offshore of the Delmarva Peninsula (Ocean City, MD) on July 25th, 2014. The data collected is foundational to our continued understanding ...

  4. Collective enumeration.

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    Bahrami, Bahador; Didino, Daniele; Frith, Chris; Butterworth, Brian; Rees, Geraint

    2013-04-01

    Many joint decisions in everyday life (e.g., Which bar is less crowded?) depend on approximate enumeration, but very little is known about the psychological characteristics of counting together. Here we systematically investigated collective approximate enumeration. Pairs of participants made individual and collective enumeration judgments in a 2-alternative forced-choice task and when in disagreement, they negotiated joint decisions via verbal communication and received feedback about accuracy at the end of each trial. The results showed that two people could collectively count better than either one alone, but not as well as expected by previous models of collective sensory decision making in more basic perceptual domains (e.g., luminance contrast). Moreover, such collective enumeration benefited from prior, noninteractive practice showing that social learning of how to combine shared information about enumeration required substantial individual experience. Finally, the collective context had a positive but transient impact on an individual's enumeration sensitivity. This transient social influence may be explained as a motivational factor arising from the fact that members of a collective must take responsibility for their individual decisions and face the consequences of their judgments. PMID:22889187

  5. Culture collections.

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    Smith, David

    2012-01-01

    Culture collections no matter their size, form, or institutional objectives play a role in underpinning microbiology, supplying the resources for study, innovation, and discovery. Their basic roles include providing a mechanism for ex situ conservation of organisms; they are repositories for strains subject to publication, taking in safe, confidential, and patent deposits from researchers. They supply strains for use; therefore, the microorganisms provided must be authentic and preserved well, and any associated information must be valid and sufficient to facilitate the confirmation of their identity and to facilitate their use. The organisms must be collected in compliance with international conventions, international and national legislation and distributed to users indicating clearly the terms and conditions under which they are received and can be used. Collections are harmonizing approaches and characterizing strains to meet user needs. No one single collection can carry out this task alone, and therefore, it is important that output and strategy are coordinated to ensure culture collections deliver the basic resources and services microbiological innovation requires. This chapter describes the types of collection and how they can implement quality management systems and operate to deliver their basic functions. The links to information sources given not only provide support for the practitioners within collections but also provide guidance to users on accessing the huge resource available and how they can help ensure microbiology has the resources and a solid platform for future development. PMID:22569518

  6. Value, market preferences and trade of Beche-de-mer from Pacific Island sea cucumbers.

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    Purcell, Steven W

    2014-01-01

    Market preferences of natural resources contribute to shape their exploitation and production. Beche-de-mer, the product after gutting, cooking, salting and drying sea cucumbers, is exported worldwide to Asian dried seafood markets. A better understanding of the trade, value and market preferences of Pacific island beche-de-mer could identify critical postharvest processing techniques and management strategies for fisheries and aquaculture. Data were collected on export prices and trade of beche-de-mer from Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia, and the selling prices, respective sizes and organoleptic properties of the products in stores in China. Export prices varied considerably within and among the four countries and low-value species were the most exported by volume. Most of the beche-de-mer from the four Pacific islands is exported to Hong Kong, where quality products are sold and others are distributed to mainland China. Prices of the beche-de-mer in Chinese stores varied up to ten-fold and were mostly influenced by species, body size and, to a lesser extent, physical damage to the products. Market prices across species (averaging US$15-385 kg-1) appear to have mostly increased six- to twelve-fold over the past decade. The data allude that fisheries for Holothuria scabra, H. lessoni, H. fuscogilva, H. whitmaei and Thelenota ananas should be most carefully managed because they were the highest-value species and under greatest demand. The relationships between size of beche-de-mer and sale price were species specific and highly varied. This study also highlights the need for better regulations and/or enforcement of minimum size limits in sea cucumber fisheries, which can help to maximise economic benefits of wild stocks. PMID:24736374

  7. Micrometeorite Collecting

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    Toubes, Joe; Hoff, Darrel

    1974-01-01

    Describes how to collect micrometeorites and suggests a number of related activities such as determining the number of meteors entering the atmosphere and determining the composition of the micrometeorites. (BR)

  8. Blood Collection

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    The method that is used for the collection, storage and real-time analysis of blood and other bodily fluids has been licensed to DBCD, Inc. by NASA. The result of this patent licensing agreement has been the development of a commercial product that can provide serum or plasma from whole blood volumes of 20 microliters to 4 milliliters. The device has a fibrous filter with a pore size of less than about 3 microns, and is coated with a mixture of mannitol and plasma fraction protein. The coating causes the cellular fraction to be trapped by the small pores, leaving the cellular fraction intact on the fibrous filter while the acellular fraction passes through the filter for collection in unaltered form from the serum sample collection chamber. The method used by this product is useful to NASA for blood analysis on manned space missions.

  9. Collecting Artifacts

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    Coffey, Natalie

    2004-01-01

    Fresh out of college, the author had only a handful of items worthy of displaying, which included some fossils she had collected in her paleontology class. She had binders filled with great science information, but kids want to see "real" science, not paper science. Then it came to her: she could fill the shelves with science artifacts with the…

  10. Wastewater Collection.

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    Chatterjee, Samar; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Presents a literature review of wastewater collection systems and components. This review covers: (1) planning, (2) construction; (3) sewer system evaluation; (4) maintenance; (5) rehabilitation; (6) overview prevention; and (7) wastewater pumping. A list of 111 references is also presented. (HM)

  11. Collection understanding 

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    Chang, Michelle T.

    2004-09-30

    Finder ................................................................................................................7 iPhoto2 .......................................................................................................................7 Foto... and stored as one collection, providing a means of filing groups of photos for easy browsing. Images are displayed using a two-dimensional grid of thumbnails. FotoFile FotoFile [Kudhinsky, et al. 1999] combines both human and automatic annotation methods...

  12. Collecting Samples

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    Collecting Samples at Embden 3. Embden 3 is a 60-degree V trapezoidal flume in a bured concreate culvert located on the other side of the north-south road east of the large data shelter. The flow is measured and sampled from the V flume underground and periodic QW grab samples are taken form the blu...

  13. On some sea cucumbers from Ghana (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) with descriptions of a new genus and one new species.

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    Thandar, Ahmed S; Mjobo, Sifiso

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports on some sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea) in the collections of the NHMUK, taken off the coast of Ghana. Most result from collections around Accra during the years 1949-52. A couple of other species are included. Altogether six species are here reported, viz. Holothuria (Holothuria) dakarensis Panning, 1939; Holothuria (Semperothuria) imitans Ludwig, 1875; Holothuria (Vaneyothuria) lentiginosa lentiginosa (von Marenzeller,1893); Stereoderma congoana (Heding, 1935); Ocnus cruciformis Thandar n. sp. and Leptopentacta cabindaensis (Cherbonnier, 1949) herein transferred to a new genus Cherbocnus Thandar erected for this purpose. Another West African species, Cladodactyla monodi Cherbonnier, 1950 is referred to Stereoderma. All cucumariids are West African forms whereas the holothuriids are shared with the North-West Atlantic Ocean.  PMID:25543735

  14. Collective instabilities

    SciTech Connect

    K.Y. Ng

    2003-08-25

    The lecture covers mainly Sections 2.VIII and 3.VII of the book ''Accelerator Physics'' by S.Y. Lee, plus mode-coupling instabilities and chromaticity-driven head-tail instability. Besides giving more detailed derivation of many equations, simple interpretations of many collective instabilities are included with the intention that the phenomena can be understood more easily without going into too much mathematics. The notations of Lee's book as well as the e{sup jwt} convention are followed.

  15. Collective future thought: 1 Collective future thought

    E-print Network

    Szpunar, Karl K.

    thought, collective memory, group identity, imagining, temporality #12;Collective future thought: 2 People in clinical disorders characterized by anxiety and depression (Watkins, 2008). Notably, efforts to understand;Collective future thought: 3 However, dissociations between the two have been demonstrated

  16. Program Management Collection. "LINCS" Resource Collection News

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Program Management Collection, which covers the topics of Assessment, Learning Disabilities, and Program Improvement. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic Skills, Program Management,…

  17. Workforce Competitiveness Collection. "LINCS" Resource Collection News

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Workforce Competitiveness Collection, covering the topics of workforce education, English language acquisition, and technology. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic Skills, Program…

  18. Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting

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    Dempsey, Lorcan; Malpas, Constance; Lavoie, Brian

    2014-01-01

    This article takes a broad view of the evolution of collecting behaviors in a network environment and suggests some future directions based on various simple models. The authors look at the changing dynamics of print collections, at the greater engagement with research and learning behaviors, and at trends in scholarly communication. The goal is…

  19. Collective Locomotion Pierre Arnaud

    E-print Network

    Choset, Howie

    Collective Locomotion Pierre Arnaud Pierre.Arnaud@di.epfl.ch -- http Introduction We are pursuing a bottom-up exploration of the evolution of behaviours involving collective locomotion of numerous miniature autonomous mobile robots. Collective locomotion is a subset of collective

  20. Collective Lyapunov modes

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    Kazumasa A. Takeuchi; Hugues Chaté

    2013-06-11

    We show, using covariant Lyapunov vectors in addition to standard Lyapunov analysis, that there exists a set of collective Lyapunov modes in large chaotic systems exhibiting collective dynamics. Associated with delocalized Lyapunov vectors, they act collectively on the trajectory and hence characterize the instability of its collective dynamics. We further develop, for globally-coupled systems, a connection between these collective modes and the Lyapunov modes in the corresponding Perron-Frobenius equation. We thereby address the fundamental question of the effective dimension of collective dynamics and discuss the extensivity of chaos in presence of collective dynamics.

  1. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

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    Fletcher, Robin

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND ITS...................................................................................................................................35 ARTICLE 26 TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND ALLOWANCES ................................................37;Collective Agreement - July1, 2010 ­ June 30, 2014 CUPE Local 229 Page 2 ARTICLE 29 DISCIPLINE

  2. Guide to data collection

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    Guidelines and recommendations are presented for the collection of software development data. Motivation and planning for, and implementation and management of, a data collection effort are discussed. Topics covered include types, sources, and availability of data; methods and costs of data collection; types of analyses supported; and warnings and suggestions based on software engineering laboratory (SEL) experiences. This document is intended as a practical guide for software managers and engineers, abstracted and generalized from 5 years of SEL data collection.

  3. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Fletcher, Robin

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND ITS LOCAL 254: KINGSTON TECHNICIANS' UNION #12;Collective Agreement - July1, 2010 ­ June 30, 2014 CUPE 254 Page 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

  4. Superlite Plasma Collection System.

    PubMed

    Yamazaki, Sohachi

    2003-02-01

    The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare launched a national initiative to become plasma self-sufficient by reducing reliance on imported plasma products and increasing plasma collections to enable plasma-derived pharmaceuticals, including albumin, globulin, and Factor VIII products to use plasma collected within Japan. In order to realize this goal, plasma collections from volunteer donors must increase to about 1.5 million litres of plasma per year (1) or about 50% more than what the Japan Red Cross currently collects. A mobile device, such as the Superlite system, will make it easier and more efficient for Japan's sole blood collection agency, the Japan Red Cross, to add plasma collection to mobile blood drives. Haemonetics Corporation (Braintree, MA, USA) has combined many years of apheresis experience with up-to-date technology to create the Superlite Plasma Collection System (PCS) for the Japan Red Cross. This new device, which is expected to greatly contribute to the Red Cross's national source plasma collection program, is even smaller than the Ultralite PCS and offers several advanced features and benefits. Light, compact, and very portable, the Superlite has a Japanese language friendly user interface that continually displays collection status, including time remaining in the collection procedure. The device features a protocol that limits extra-corporeal blood volume for low-weight donors; a program used in conjunction with a reduced volume disposable bowl. Superlite, designed for use in both fixed-site and mobile applications, combines the portable ease-of-use of the Ultralite with the collection process calculation abilities of the CCS to provide a state-of-the-art collection device that will help define the future of Japan plasma collection. PMID:12921116

  5. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS Introduction

    E-print Network

    He, Chuan

    responsibility has institutional significance is of particular regional or local value The extent to which the proposed activity supports institutional goals or high-priority programs would add to institutional; contributes to an existing digital collection, bring together materials in different formats or repositories

  6. Collective Phase Sensitivity

    E-print Network

    Yoji Kawamura; Hiroya Nakao; Kensuke Arai; Hiroshi Kori; Yoshiki Kuramoto

    2008-07-08

    The collective phase response to a macroscopic external perturbation of a population of interacting nonlinear elements exhibiting collective oscillations is formulated for the case of globally-coupled oscillators. The macroscopic phase sensitivity is derived from the microscopic phase sensitivity of the constituent oscillators by a two-step phase reduction. We apply this result to quantify the stability of the macroscopic common-noise induced synchronization of two uncoupled populations of oscillators undergoing coherent collective oscillations.

  7. Solar energy collection system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Selcuk, M. K. (inventor)

    1977-01-01

    An improved solar energy collection system, having enhanced energy collection and conversion capabilities, is delineated. The system is characterized by a plurality of receivers suspended above a heliostat field comprising a multiplicity of reflector surfaces, each being adapted to direct a concentrated beam of solar energy to illuminate a target surface for a given receiver. A magnitude of efficiency, suitable for effectively competing with systems employed in collecting and converting energy extracted from fossil fuels, is indicated.

  8. Collecting Best Practices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tedford, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    How many beginning teachers struggle to create new lessons despite the fact that experienced teachers have already designed effective lessons for the same content? Shulman (1987) used the term "collective amnesia" to describe the failure of school leaders to design professional development that included the collection of its best practices.…

  9. ARS Culture Collection

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The internationally recognized Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Culture Collection will be described to include the microorganisms maintained by the collection, preservation methods and worldwide distribution of cultures. The impact of the germplasm will be described to include discovery of the f...

  10. Collecting Volcanic Gas Samples

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Steven Ingebritsen (lower right, in blue hat) kneels in the warm mud as he collects samples of the gases emitted from the fumaroles on the north side of Crater Rock on Mount Hood. The samples are taken back to the laboratory for an analysis of the gases' chemical composition. By routinely collecting...

  11. Compressive Sensing Collection Editors

    E-print Network

    Rowell, Eric C.

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

  12. Urine collection device

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Michaud, R. B. (inventor)

    1981-01-01

    A urine collection device for females is described. It is comprised of a collection element defining a urine collection chamber and an inlet opening into the chamber and is adapted to be disposed in surrounding relation to the urethral opening of the user. A drainage conduit is connected to the collection element in communication with the chamber whereby the chamber and conduit together comprise a urine flow pathway for carrying urine generally away from the inlet. A first body of wicking material is mounted adjacent the collection element and extends at least partially into the flow pathway. The device preferably also comprise a vaginal insert element including a seal portion for preventing the entry of urine into the vagina.

  13. Collective excitations in solids

    SciTech Connect

    Di Bartolo, B.

    1983-01-01

    This book is based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute on ''Collective Excitations in Solids'' held in Italy in 1981. The objective of the Institute was to formulate a unified and coherent treatment of various collective excitation processes by drawing on the current advances in various branches of the physics of the solid state. Topics include the quantum mechanical description of solids; an introduction to collective excitations in solids; quasi-particles and excitons (models of structure and correlation); coherent wavepackets of phonons; an introduction to exciton physics; excitons in semiconductors; excitons in insulators; inelastic scattering of fast particles by plasmons; from magnons to solitons; quasiparticles in magnetic metals; polaritons; polarons; surface collective excitations; collective excitations in concentrated Mn/sup 2 +/ systems (spectral properties); optical dynamics in concentrated Mn/sup 2 +/ systems; spectroscopy of stoichiometric laser materials (excitons or incoherent transfers.); exciton-hole droplets in semiconductors; excitons and plasmons (collective excitations in semiconductors); picosecond exciton phenomena in chlorophyll complexes; and present trends in collective excitations in solids.

  14. 78 FR 70577 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, Comments Requested, New Collection...

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    2013-11-26

    ...Comments Requested, New Collection: Uniform Crime Reporting Data Collection Instrument Pretesting...title of the form/collection: Uniform Crime Reporting Data Collection Instrument Pretesting...state and local agencies have in reporting crime data to the FBI. The Paperwork...

  15. Collecting Grab Samples

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Bill Damschen(USGS) collecting a grab sample after a rain event from the outflow pipe drain tiles, at the North Dakota Discoery Farms Embden Farm located in southeast Cass County about 8 miles south of Embden, North Dakota....

  16. Collecting corals for histopathology.

    E-print Network

    with SCUBA diving and specifically, the demands required of scientific diving and associated hazards with diving procedures. Materials needed to collect and process corals for histopathology Item Purpose Goodie

  17. A Short Story Collection

    E-print Network

    Richardson, Kalen06

    2013-08-31

    A Short Fiction Collection By Copyright 2013 Kalen Richardson Submitted to the graduate degree program in English and the Graduate Faculty of the University of Kansas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master.../17/2013 ii The Thesis Committee for Kalen Richardson certifies that this is the approved version of the following thesis: A Short Story Collection ________________________________ Chairperson Tom Lorenz Date approved: 4...

  18. CHTN :: Biospecimens Collection & Type

    Cancer.gov

    To perform customized tissue collection according to your research needs, the CHTN will match your biospecimen request with the surgical, autopsy and fluid collection procedures of the day. The biospecimens are rapidly transferred from the operating room to a surgical pathologist who provides the CHTN personnel with remnant biospecimens not needed for diagnosis. The biospecimens are then processed according to protocols tailored for individual investigators.

  19. A Survey of Collectives

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Tumer, Kagan; Wolpert, David

    2004-01-01

    Due to the increasing sophistication and miniaturization of computational components, complex, distributed systems of interacting agents are becoming ubiquitous. Such systems, where each agent aims to optimize its own performance, but where there is a well-defined set of system-level performance criteria, are called collectives. The fundamental problem in analyzing/designing such systems is in determining how the combined actions of self-interested agents leads to 'coordinated' behavior on a iarge scale. Examples of artificial systems which exhibit such behavior include packet routing across a data network, control of an array of communication satellites, coordination of multiple deployables, and dynamic job scheduling across a distributed computer grid. Examples of natural systems include ecosystems, economies, and the organelles within a living cell. No current scientific discipline provides a thorough understanding of the relation between the structure of collectives and how well they meet their overall performance criteria. Although still very young, research on collectives has resulted in successes both in understanding and designing such systems. It is eqected that as it matures and draws upon other disciplines related to collectives, this field will greatly expand the range of computationally addressable tasks. Moreover, in addition to drawing on them, such a fully developed field of collective intelligence may provide insight into already established scientific fields, such as mechanism design, economics, game theory, and population biology. This chapter provides a survey to the emerging science of collectives.

  20. Theory of Collective Intelligence

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wolpert, David H.

    2003-01-01

    In this chapter an analysis of the behavior of an arbitrary (perhaps massive) collective of computational processes in terms of an associated "world" utility function is presented We concentrate on the situation where each process in the collective can be viewed as though it were striving to maximize its own private utility function. For such situations the central design issue is how to initialize/update the collective's structure, and in particular the private utility functions, so as to induce the overall collective to behave in a way that has large values of the world utility. Traditional "team game" approaches to this problem simply set each private utility function equal to the world utility function. The "Collective Intelligence" (COIN) framework is a semi-formal set of heuristics that recently have been used to construct private utility. functions that in many experiments have resulted in world utility values up to orders of magnitude superior to that ensuing from use of the team game utility. In this paper we introduce a formal mathematics for analyzing and designing collectives. We also use this mathematics to suggest new private utilities that should outperform the COIN heuristics in certain kinds of domains. In accompanying work we use that mathematics to explain previous experimental results concerning the superiority of COIN heuristics. In that accompanying work we also use the mathematics to make numerical predictions, some of which we then test. In this way these two papers establish the study of collectives as a proper science, involving theory, explanation of old experiments, prediction concerning new experiments, and engineering insights.

  1. Utilization of tall goldenrod by the tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) in the production of overwintering adults and as a possible winter food source

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois), nymphs and adults were collected from tall goldenrod, Solidago canadensis L. var. scabra Torr. and Gray, in Washington County, MS during October and November 2008 and 2009. Adults were dissected to determine their reproductive status in o...

  2. The Geneva brain collection

    PubMed Central

    Kövari, Enikö; Hof, Patrick R.; Bouras, Constantin

    2011-01-01

    The University of Geneva brain collection was founded at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it consists of 10,154 formaldehyde- or buffered formaldehyde–fixed brains obtained from the autopsies of the Department of Psychiatry and, since 1971, from the Department of Geriatrics as well. More than 100,000 paraffin-embedded blocks and 200,000 histological slides have also been collected since 1901. From the time of its creation, this collection has served as an important resource for pathological studies and clinicopathological correlations, primarily in the field of dementing illnesses and brain aging research. These materials have permitted a number of original neuropathological observations, such as the classification of Pick’s disease by Constantinidis, or the description of dyshoric angiopathy and laminar sclerosis by Morel. The large number of cases, including some very rare conditions, provides a unique resource and an opportunity for worldwide collaborations. PMID:21599692

  3. Curating Virtual Data Collections

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lynnes, Chris; Leon, Amanda; Ramapriyan, Hampapuram; Tsontos, Vardis; Shie, Chung-Lin; Liu, Zhong

    2015-01-01

    NASAs Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) contains a rich set of datasets and related services throughout its many elements. As a result, locating all the EOSDIS data and related resources relevant to particular science theme can be daunting. This is largely because EOSDIS data's organizing principle is affected more by the way they are produced than around the expected end use. Virtual collections oriented around science themes can overcome this by presenting collections of data and related resources that are organized around the user's interest, not around the way the data were produced. Virtual collections consist of annotated web addresses (URLs) that point to data and related resource addresses, thus avoiding the need to copy all of the relevant data to a single place. These URL addresses can be consumed by a variety of clients, ranging from basic URL downloaders (wget, curl) and web browsers to sophisticated data analysis programs such as the Integrated Data Viewer.

  4. 75 FR 18551 - Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-04-12

    ...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Information Collection Activities...Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION...copies of the proposed information collection request...Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201...

  5. 78 FR 6141 - Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-01-29

    ...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Information Collection Activities...Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION...copies of the proposed information collection request...Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201...

  6. PMMW data collection results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blume, Bradley T.; Resnick, Andrew; Foster, Joseph; Albers, Charles J., Jr.; Witherspoon, Ned H.; Holloway, John H., Jr.

    1998-09-01

    Coastal Systems Station under the sponsorship of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare Technology Directorate are exploring the use of a Passive Millimeter Wave (PMMW) sensor for stand off airborne mine detection. In the development of any new technology application, there exist a critical need to develop a balanced modeling and measurement capability. Both will complement one another. Nichols Research has established a physics-based image modeling capability for Passive Millimeter Wave (PMMW) systems. This modeling capability has been used to estimate the performance of a PMMW mine detection system. But, in order to accurately predict the performance of a PMMW imaging system, the background clutter characteristics must be characterized and the modeling results verified against measured data. In fact, in the case of a well designed sensor, the background clutter will define the systems overall performance making accurate knowledge of the clutter statistical variations critical. However currently, there is a lack of high resolution PMMW imagery of backgrounds, due to a lack of data collection instrumentation. This paper will present the results from a preliminary PMMW data collection to provide data for the assessment of a PMMW mine detection system. The data collection results will characterize both surface and buried mine detection capabilities under a variety of conditions. It is a well-established fact that no single sensor will be capable of solving the mine detection problem. Instead, a suite of complementary sensors is required. There is however a lack of an extensive data set of sensor modalities collected in a single sample area. Therefore as a secondary objective of this data collection, several sensor modalities will be used to simultaneously collect mine and minefield data. These results will also be presented.

  7. Portable data collection device

    DOEpatents

    French, P.D.

    1996-06-11

    The present invention provides a portable data collection device that has a variety of sensors that are interchangeable with a variety of input ports in the device. The various sensors include a data identification feature that provides information to the device regarding the type of physical data produced by each sensor and therefore the type of sensor itself. The data identification feature enables the device to locate the input port where the sensor is connected and self adjust when a sensor is removed or replaced. The device is able to collect physical data, whether or not a function of a time. 7 figs.

  8. Collectivity, chaos, and computers

    E-print Network

    Calvin W. Johnson

    2003-03-31

    Two important pieces of nuclear structure are many-body collective deformations and single-particle spin-orbit splitting. The former can be well-described microscopically by simple SU(3) irreps, but the latter mixes SU(3) irreps, which presents a challenge for large-scale, ab initio calculations on fast modern computers. Nonetheless, SU(3)-like phenomenology remains even in the face of strong mixing. The robustness of band structure is reminiscent of robust, pairing collectivity that arises from random two-body interactions.

  9. A Guide to the Collections

    E-print Network

    Mason, Alexandra

    1987-01-01

    TO THE COLLECTIONS The Department of Special Collections Kenneth Spencer Research Library University of Kansas One of the major jobs of a department of special collections is to make its holdings known. The very nature of the material collected (books which... by James Helyar Printed by the University of Kansas Printing Service Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1 I: PRINTED BOOKS 4 RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MODERN IMPRINTS 4 The Summerfield Renaissance Collection 4 The Aitchison Collection of Vergil 6...

  10. Collections Define Cataloging's Future

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simpson, Betsy

    2007-01-01

    The role of catalogers within academic libraries is evolving to meet new demands and cultivating a broader understanding of cataloging--one that focuses on collections, not the catalog, and applies cataloger expertise across metadata activities. Working collaboratively as never before, catalogers are reinventing their place within the library.

  11. Airborne multispectral data collection

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hasell, P. G., Jr.

    1974-01-01

    Multispectral mapping accomplishments using the M7 airborne scanner are summarized. The M7 system is described and overall results of specific data collection flight operations since June 1971 are reviewed. A major advantage of the M7 system is that all spectral bands of the scanner are in common spatial registration, whereas in the M5 they were not.

  12. Deterritorializing Collective Biography

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gannon, Susanne; Walsh, Susan; Byers, Michele; Rajiva, Mythili

    2014-01-01

    This paper proposes a new move in the methodological practice of collective biography, by provoking a shift beyond any remnant attachment to the speaking/writing subject towards her dispersal and displacement via textual interventions that stress multivocality. These include the use of photographs, drama, and various genres of writing. Using a…

  13. Collective Bargaining: Evaluating Impact.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weiner, Max

    1984-01-01

    Argues that both teachers and management are at fault in the detrimental effect that collective bargaining has had on the evaluation process and on schools in general. Management does not clearly state what quotas should be evaluated, and teachers do not indicate their own professional standards or what they want evaluated. (TE)

  14. Cloacal Swab Collection

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Bird Banding Station - Master bird bander, David Mitchell, collects a cloacal swab sample from a gray catbird during a capture-recapture study at a Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program bird banding station. The sample will be tested for avian influenza and other diseases....

  15. The Fall Collection.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    VanDeman, Barry A.

    1984-01-01

    Presents ideas for collecting objects on the school grounds or in the surrounding neighborhood. Objects include feathers/fur, leaves, galls, seeds, shells, spiderwebs, and litter. Also presents procedures for making impressions of bark, leaves, fossils, flora, and shadows. All activities can be adopted for students in kindergarten through grade…

  16. Collection Maintenance and Improvement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Byrne, Sherry

    This resource guide provides information about the range of activities that can be implemented to maintain and improve the condition of research collections to ensure that they remain usable as long as possible. After an introduction that describes the major activities and a review of an investigation process that gives an overview of good…

  17. Urine collection - infants

    MedlinePLUS

    ... gave you. You will be given a special bag to collect the urine. It will be a plastic bag with a sticky strip on one end, made ... fit over your baby's genital area. Open this bag and place it on the infant. For males, ...

  18. Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection

    E-print Network

    Alexandrova, Ivana

    Sustainability Bulletin April 2014 #12;Upcoming Clothing Collection March 3-April 14 Hunter Lovins on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11am-2pm brought to you by EAP and the Office of Environmental Sustainability will be in the Campus Center Ballroom to highlight other aspects of well-being such as health, nutrition, sustainability

  19. Collecting Water Nutrient Data

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources scientist collects water quality data to better understand nutrients' role in the overabundance of duckweed and algae.  Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in water could lead to an overgrowth of free-floating plants such as duckweed and filamentous alg...

  20. Research using biocultural collections

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The purpose of this article is to provide a sampling of the wide breadth of research conducted with biocultural collections. Because of its breadth it is clearly not comprehensive, but rather a sampling simply meant to illustrate the variation and depth of the field and to illustrate reasons why it ...

  1. Rock Collection in Montana

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Rocks are collected from the Stillwater Mine in Nye, Montana to be used for making lunar regolith simulant. __________ The USGS has created man-made moon dirt, or regolith, to help NASA prepare for upcoming moon explorations. Four tons of the simulant is expected to be made by this summer of 2009 ...

  2. Collection Access Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fiste, David A.

    Focusing on cataloging operations contingent upon public catalog usage, this article identifies necessary components of a collection access policy, discusses representative samples of policies that can be adapted to individual library practices, and provides guidelines for the development and implementation of a statement useful for planning…

  3. Surface reference data collection

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Applications of remote sensing must define relationships between image data and conditions at corresponding points on the ground. Unfortunately, many published remote sensing reports focus on image processing techniques with little detail regarding the methods used for collecting ground truth data....

  4. Collective Locomotion Pierre Arnaud, LAMIDIEPFL, Feb. 1997 Collective Locomotion

    E-print Network

    Choset, Howie

    Collective Locomotion Pierre Arnaud, LAMI­DI­EPFL, Feb. 1997 Collective Locomotion Pierre Arnaud.Arnaud@di.epfl.ch -- http://diwww.epfl.ch/lami/team/arnaud/ 0. Abstract In this talk, I will discuss how collective of collective behaviours involving numerous miniature autonomous mobile robots : our aim is to set up

  5. Wichita State University Football Team Airplane Crash Collection Collection Summary

    E-print Network

    Wichita State University Football Team Airplane Crash Collection Collection Summary Title: Wichita State University Football Team Airplane Crash Collection Call Number: MS 87-11 Size: 12.0 linear feet University Football Team Airplane Crash Collection contains various documents relating to the airplane crash

  6. Wichita State University Erotic Art Society Collection Collection Summary

    E-print Network

    Wichita State University Erotic Art Society Collection Collection Summary Title: Wichita State University Erotic Art Society Collection Call Number: MS 87-16 Size: 0.5 linear feet Acquisition: Donated. Restrictions None Content Note The WSU Erotic Art Society Collection contains materials related to an incident

  7. Collective network routing

    DOEpatents

    Hoenicke, Dirk

    2014-12-02

    Disclosed are a unified method and apparatus to classify, route, and process injected data packets into a network so as to belong to a plurality of logical networks, each implementing a specific flow of data on top of a common physical network. The method allows to locally identify collectives of packets for local processing, such as the computation of the sum, difference, maximum, minimum, or other logical operations among the identified packet collective. Packets are injected together with a class-attribute and an opcode attribute. Network routers, employing the described method, use the packet attributes to look-up the class-specific route information from a local route table, which contains the local incoming and outgoing directions as part of the specifically implemented global data flow of the particular virtual network.

  8. Collective stimulated Brillouin scatter

    E-print Network

    Alexander O. Korotkevich; Pavel M. Lushnikov; Harvey A. Rose

    2011-05-11

    We develop a statistical theory of stimulated Brillouin backscatter (BSBS) of a spatially and temporally partially incoherent laser beam for laser fusion relevant plasma. We find a new collective regime of BSBS which has a much larger threshold than the classical threshold of a coherent beam in long-scale-length laser fusion plasma. We identify two contributions to BSBS convective instability increment. The first is collective with intensity threshold independent of the laser correlation time and controlled by diffraction. The second is independent of diffraction, it grows with increase of the correlation time and does not have an intensity threshold. The instability threshold is inside the typical parameter region of National Ignition Facility (NIF). We also find that the bandwidth of KrF-laser-based fusion systems would be large enough to allow additional suppression of BSBS.

  9. Collective stimulated Brillouin backscatter

    E-print Network

    Lushnikov, Pavel M

    2007-01-01

    We develop the statistical theory of the stimulated Brillouin backscatter (BSBS) instability of a spatially and temporally partially incoherent laser beam for laser fusion relevant plasma. We find a new regime of BSBS which has a much larger threshold than the classical threshold of a coherent beam in long-scale-length laser fusion plasma. Instability is collective because it does not depend on the dynamics of isolated speckles of laser intensity, but rather depends on averaged beam intensity. We identify convective and absolute instability regimes. Well above the incoherent threshold the coherent instability growth rate is recovered. The threshold of convective instability is inside the typical parameter region of National Ignition Facility (NIF) designs although current NIF bandwidth is not large enough to insure dominance of collective instability and suggests lower instability threshold due to speckle contribution. In contrast, we estimate that the bandwidth of KrF-laser-based fusion systems would be larg...

  10. Collective stimulated Brillouin scatter

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    Korotkevich, Alexander O; Rose, Harvey A

    2011-01-01

    We develop a statistical theory of stimulated Brillouin backscatter (BSBS) of a spatially and temporally partially incoherent laser beam for laser fusion relevant plasma. We find a new collective regime of BSBS which has a much larger threshold than the classical threshold of a coherent beam in long-scale-length laser fusion plasma. We identify two contributions to BSBS convective instability increment. The first is collective with intensity threshold independent of the laser correlation time and controlled by diffraction. The second is independent of diffraction, it grows with increase of the correlation time and does not have an intensity threshold. The instability threshold is inside the typical parameter region of National Ignition Facility (NIF). We also find that the bandwidth of KrF-laser-based fusion systems would be large enough to allow additional suppression of BSBS.

  11. Crowdsourcing Gaze Data Collection

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    Rudoy, Dmitry; Shechtman, Eli; Zelnik-Manor, Lihi

    2012-01-01

    Knowing where people look is a useful tool in many various image and video applications. However, traditional gaze tracking hardware is expensive and requires local study participants, so acquiring gaze location data from a large number of participants is very problematic. In this work we propose a crowdsourced method for acquisition of gaze direction data from a virtually unlimited number of participants, using a robust self-reporting mechanism (see Figure 1). Our system collects temporally sparse but spatially dense points-of-attention in any visual information. We apply our approach to an existing video data set and demonstrate that we obtain results similar to traditional gaze tracking. We also explore the parameter ranges of our method, and collect gaze tracking data for a large set of YouTube videos.

  12. Collective Dynamics at RHIC

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    Aihong Tang

    2007-01-23

    The property of the ``perfect liquid'' created at RHIC is probed with anisotropic flow measurements. Different initial conditions and their consequences on flow measurements are discussed. The collectivity is shown to be achieved fast and early. The thermalization is investigated with the ratio of $v_4/v_2^2$. Measurements from three sectors of soft physics (HBT, flow and strangeness) are shown to have a simple, linear, length scaling. Directed flow is found to be independent of system size.

  13. CPTAC Biospecimen Collection Solicitation

    Cancer.gov

    A funding opportunity in support of the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) seeks to prospectively procure tumor samples, collected for proteomics investigation. The scope of work under this Statement of Work encompasses the activities needed to prospectively procure high quality, clinically annotated human tumor samples, blood and plasma, and when feasible, normal tissue from volunteer patients suffering from colon, ovarian, and breast cancer.

  14. Portable liquid collection electrostatic precipitator

    DOEpatents

    Carlson, Duane C.; DeGange, John J.; Halverson, Justin E.

    2005-10-18

    A portable liquid collection electrostatic collection precipitator for analyzing air is provided which is a relatively small, self-contained device. The device has a tubular collection electrode, a reservoir for a liquid, and a pump. The pump pumps the liquid into the collection electrode such that the liquid flows down the exterior of the collection electrode and is recirculated to the reservoir. An air intake is provided such that air to be analyzed flows through an ionization section to ionize analytes in the air, and then flows near the collection electrode where ionized analytes are collected. A portable power source is connected to the air intake and the collection electrode. Ionizable constituents in the air are ionized, attracted to the collection electrode, and precipitated in the liquid. The precipitator may also have an analyzer for the liquid and may have a transceiver allowing remote operation and data collection.

  15. Short Communication Molecular systematics of the genus Holothuria in the Mediterranean

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    Borges, Rita

    reserved. 1. Introduction The sea cucumber family Holothuriidae is the most diverse in the Holothuroidea., 1999)) or reported as circum-tropical. Sea cucumber fishing is increasing globally mainly for export Razek et al., 2007). Ecological and commercial importance of sea cucumbers has recently spurred

  16. Collective Intelligence. Chapter 17

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wolpert, David H.

    2003-01-01

    Many systems of self-interested agents have an associated performance criterion that rates the dynamic behavior of the overall system. This chapter presents an introduction to the science of such systems. Formally, collectives are defined as any system having the following two characteristics: First, the system must contain one or more agents each of which we view as trying to maximize an associated private utility; second, the system must have an associated world utility function that rates the possible behaviors of that overall system. In practice, collectives are often very large, distributed, and support little, if any, centralized communication and control, although those characteristics are not part of their formal definition. A naturally occurring example of a collective is a human economy. One can identify the agents and their private utilities as the human individuals in the economy and the associated personal rewards they are each trying to maximize. One could then identify the world utility as the time average of the gross domestic product. ("World utility" per se is not a construction internal to a human economy, but rather something defined from the outside.) To achieve high world utility it is necessary to avoid having the agents work at cross-purposes lest phenomena like liquidity traps or the Tragedy of the Commons (TOC) occur, in which agents' individually pursuing their private utilities lowers world utility. The obvious way to avoid such phenomena is by modifying the agents utility functions to be "aligned" with the world utility. This can be done via punitive legislation. A real-world example of an attempt to do this was the creation of antitrust regulations designed to prevent monopolistic practices.

  17. 76 FR 68486 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; Information Collection Request...

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  19. 77 FR 5307 - Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection

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  1. Gowdy Chinese Watercolors Collection Collection 1000-60

    E-print Network

    Royer, Dana

    Gowdy Chinese Watercolors Collection Collection 1000-60 Preliminary Inventory Collection of 4 Chinese opaque watercolors (gouache), late 19th /early 20th century, given to Wesleyan by John Gowdy / Chinese Painting / Mrs. Wm Russell". The other is marked "419". These latter two may not have been part

  2. Collective systems for creative expression

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    Ar?kan, Harun Burak

    2006-01-01

    This thesis defines collective systems as a unique category of creative expression through the procedures of micro and macro cycles that address the transition from connectivity to collectivity. This thesis discusses the ...

  3. Solar energy collection system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Miller, C. G.; Stephens, J. B. (inventors)

    1979-01-01

    A fixed, linear, ground-based primary reflector having an extended curved sawtooth-contoured surface covered with a metalized polymeric reflecting material, reflects solar energy to a movably supported collector that is kept at the concentrated line focus reflector primary. The primary reflector may be constructed by a process utilizing well known freeway paving machinery. The solar energy absorber is preferably a fluid transporting pipe. Efficient utilization leading to high temperatures from the reflected solar energy is obtained by cylindrical shaped secondary reflectors that direct off-angle energy to the absorber pipe. A seriatim arrangement of cylindrical secondary reflector stages and spot-forming reflector stages produces a high temperature solar energy collection system of greater efficiency.

  4. Building a medical history collection.

    PubMed Central

    Gnudi, M T

    1975-01-01

    The importance of a clearly defined policy for building a medical historical collection is stressed in relation to the type of library and to the financial possibilities for building the collection and for the proper housing, preservation, servicing, and bibliographic control of such a collection. PMID:1109618

  5. The ARL Special Collections Initiative.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hewitt, Joe A.; Panitch, Judith M.

    2003-01-01

    Reviews the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) activities regarding special collections. Highlights include local and collaborative approaches; budget pressures; access to special collections; digitization programs; recruiting qualified staff; results of a survey of ARL special collections; and the need for ongoing statistics for special…

  6. Collection Management Policy Executive Summary

    E-print Network

    Neri, Peter

    (Library Services) 2.4.2. University of Aberdeen Theses 2.5 Cataloguing and Classification 3 - Stock.1 Purposes and Goal of Collection Development 1.2 Library Services covered by this document 1.3 Library Collection Development Budget Allocation 1.4 Responsibility for Collection Development within the Library 2

  7. A Model of Collective Bargaining.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Papale, Antimo

    Collective bargaining is a process influenced by many factors. A review of the literature, including an assessment of Dunlop's, Smythe's, Levinson's, and Craig's models, indicates that most models of collective bargaining are partial, dealing only with some of the components of the bargaining process. A model of educational collective bargaining…

  8. Houston Cole Library Collection Assessment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henderson, William Abbot, Ed.; McAbee, Sonja L., Ed.

    This document reports on an assessment of the Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library collection that employed a variety of methodologies and tools, including list-checking, direct collection examination, shelflist measurement and analysis, WLN (Washington Library Network) conspectus sheets, analysis of OCLC/AMIGOS Collection Analysis…

  9. Waste collection subsystem study

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    Practical ways were explored of improving waste compaction and of providing rapid turnaround between flights at essentially no cost for the space shuttle waste collection subsystem commode. Because of the possible application of a fully developed shuttle commode to the space station, means of providing waste treatment without overboard venting were also considered. Three basic schemes for compaction and rapid turnaround, each fully capable of meeting the objectives, were explored in sufficient depth to bring out the characteristic advantages and disadvantages of each. Tradeoff comparisons were very close between leading contenders and efforts were made to refine the design concepts sufficiently to justify a selection. The concept selected makes use of a sealed canister containing wastes that have been forcibly compacted, which is removable in flight. No selection was made between three superior non-venting treatment methods owing to the need for experimental evaluations of the processes involved. A system requirements definition document has been prepared to define the task for a test embodiment of the selected concept.

  10. Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works

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    Schwarzschild, Karl; Voigt, Hans-Heinrich

    Der bekannte Astronom Karl Schwarzschild (1873-1916) gilt als der Begründer der Astrophysik und als hervorragender Forscher mit einer erstaunlichen Bandbreite seiner Interessen. Arbeiten zur Himmelsmechanik, Elektrodynamik und Relativitätstheorie weisen ihn als vorzüglichen Mathematiker und Physiker auf der Höhe seiner Zeit aus. Untersuchungen zur Photographischen Photometrie, Optik und Spektroskopie zeigen den versierten Beobachter, der sein Meßinstrumentarium beherrscht, und schließlich arbeitete Schwarzschild als Astrophysiker an Sternatmosphären, Kometen, Struktur und Dynamik von Sternsystemen. Die in seinem kurzen Leben entstandene Fülle an wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten ist in drei Bänden der Gesamtausgabe gesammelt, ergänzt durch biographisches Material, Annotationen von Fachleuten und einen Essay des Nobelpreisträgers S. Chandrasekhar. The well-known astronomer Karl Schwarzschild (1873-1916) is regarded as the founder of astrophysics and as an exceptionally talented researcher whose interests spanned a remarkably broad spectrum. His work on celestial mechanics, electrodynamics, and relativity theory demonstrates his great abilities as a mathematician and physicist who significantly influenced the science of his times. His investigations of photographic photometry, optics, and spectroscopy display his strengths as an observer who knew his instruments. But above all Schwarzschild pursued questions of astrophysics, addressing in particular stellar atmospheres, comets, and the structure and dynamics of stellar systems. The host of scientific works that he authored in his short life is now collected in the form of this three-volume complete works; it is supplemented by biographical material, notes from some of todays experts, and an essay by the Nobel Laureate S. Chandrasekhar.

  11. Emergence of Collective Memories

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Sungmin; Ramenzoni, Verónica C.; Holme, Petter

    2010-01-01

    Background We understand the dynamics of the world around us as by associating pairs of events, where one event has some influence on the other. These pairs of events can be aggregated into a web of memories representing our understanding of an episode of history. The events and the associations between them need not be directly experienced—they can also be acquired by communication. In this paper we take a network approach to study the dynamics of memories of history. Methodology/Principal Findings First we investigate the network structure of a data set consisting of reported events by several individuals and how associations connect them. We focus our measurement on degree distributions, degree correlations, cycles (which represent inconsistencies as they would break the time ordering) and community structure. We proceed to model effects of communication using an agent-based model. We investigate the conditions for the memory webs of different individuals to converge to collective memories, how groups where the individuals have similar memories (but different from other groups) can form. Conclusions/Significance Our work outlines how the cognitive representation of memories and social structure can co-evolve as a contagious process. We generate some testable hypotheses including that the number of groups is limited as a function of the total population size. PMID:20824141

  12. Quadrupole collective states within the Bohr collective Hamiltonian

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    L. Prochniak; S. G. Rohozinski

    2009-11-02

    The article reviews the general version of the Bohr collective model for the description of quadrupole collective states, including a detailed study the model's kinematics. The general form of the classical and quantum Bohr Hamiltonian is presented together with a discussion of the tensor structure of the collective wave functions and with a short review of various methods of solving the Bohr Hamiltonian eigenvalue equation.The methods of derivation of the classical and quantum Bohr Hamiltonian from the microscopic many-body theory are recalled and the microscopic approach to the Bohr Hamiltonian is applied to interpret collective properties of 12 heavy even-even nuclei in the Hf-Hg region.

  13. Current Collection from Space Plasmas

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Singh, Nagendra (editor); Wright, K. H., Jr. (editor); Stone, Nobie H. (editor)

    1990-01-01

    The First Workshop on Current Collection from Space Plasmas was held at the Tom Bevil Center on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville on April 24 to 25, 1989. The intent of the workshop was to assemble experts on various topics related to the problem of current collection for deliberations that would elucidate the present understanding of the overall current collection problem. Papers presented at the workshop are presented.

  14. Collective Hamiltonian for chiral modes

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    Q. B. Chen; S. Q. Zhang; P. W. Zhao; R. V. Jolos; J. Meng

    2013-02-23

    A collective model is proposed to describe the chiral rotation and vibration and applied to a system with one $h_{11/2}$ proton particle and one $h_{11/2}$ neutron hole coupled to a triaxial rigid rotor. The collective Hamiltonian is constructed from the potential energy and mass parameter obtained in the tilted axis cranking approach. By diagonalizing the collective Hamiltonian with a box boundary condition, it is found that for the chiral rotation, the partner states become more degenerate with the increase of the cranking frequency, and for the chiral vibrations, their important roles for the collective excitation are revealed at the beginning of the chiral rotation region.

  15. Washington and Lee University Library Special Collections Collection Policy

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    that border Virginia or that have significant connection to the Appalachian history and culture of the area. Appalachian history and culture as it applies to the geographic area of our collection is a focus. 11. Books. These are not collected to the same depth as books on western Virginia. 12. Imprints of regional presses. Regional presses

  16. 77 FR 46527 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection

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    ... April 30, 2012, MSPB sought public comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). See 77 FR 25501... nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. DATE: Submit written comments on... and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 hours...

  17. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND

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    Oyet, Alwell

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT between MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND and MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY..........................................................................................5 Copies of the Collective Agreement .....................................................................................6 Transition to the Collective Agreement

  18. Tritium monitor and collection system

    DOEpatents

    Bourne, G.L.; Meikrantz, D.H.; Ely, W.E.; Tuggle, D.G.; Grafwallner, E.G.; Wickham, K.L.; Maltrud, H.R.; Baker, J.D.

    1992-01-14

    This system measures tritium on-line and collects tritium from a flowing inert gas stream. It separates the tritium from other non-hydrogen isotope contaminating gases, whether radioactive or not. The collecting portion of the system is constructed of various zirconium alloys called getters. These alloys adsorb tritium in any of its forms at one temperature and at a higher temperature release it as a gas. The system consists of four on-line getters and heaters, two ion chamber detectors, two collection getters, and two guard getters. When the incoming gas stream is valved through the on-line getters, 99.9% of it is adsorbed and the remainder continues to the guard getter where traces of tritium not collected earlier are adsorbed. The inert gas stream then exits the system to the decay chamber. Once the on-line getter has collected tritium for a predetermined time, it is valved off and the next on-line getter is valved on. Simultaneously, the first getter is heated and a pure helium purge is employed to carry the tritium from the getter. The tritium loaded gas stream is then routed through an ion chamber which measures the tritium activity. The ion chamber effluent passes through a collection getter that readsorbs the tritium and is removable from the system once it is loaded and is then replaced with a clean getter. Prior to removal of the collection getter, the system switches to a parallel collection getter. The effluent from the collection getter passes through a guard getter to remove traces of tritium prior to exiting the system. The tritium loaded collection getter, once removed, is analyzed by liquid scintillation techniques. The entire sequence is under computer control except for the removal and analysis of the collection getter. 7 figs.

  19. Tritium monitor and collection system

    DOEpatents

    Bourne, Gary L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ely, Walter E. (Los Alamos, NM); Tuggle, Dale G. (Los Alamos, NM); Grafwallner, Ervin G. (Arco, ID); Wickham, Keith L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Maltrud, Herman R. (Los Alamos, NM); Baker, John D. (Blackfoot, ID)

    1992-01-01

    This system measures tritium on-line and collects tritium from a flowing inert gas stream. It separates the tritium from other non-hydrogen isotope contaminating gases, whether radioactive or not. The collecting portion of the system is constructed of various zirconium alloys called getters. These alloys adsorb tritium in any of its forms at one temperature and at a higher temperature release it as a gas. The system consists of four on-line getters and heaters, two ion chamber detectors, two collection getters, and two guard getters. When the incoming gas stream is valved through the on-line getters, 99.9% of it is adsorbed and the remainder continues to the guard getter where traces of tritium not collected earlier are adsorbed. The inert gas stream then exits the system to the decay chamber. Once the on-line getter has collected tritium for a predetermined time, it is valved off and the next on-line getter is valved on. Simultaneously, the first getter is heated and a pure helium purge is employed to carry the tritium from the getter. The tritium loaded gas stream is then routed through an ion chamber which measures the tritium activity. The ion chamber effluent passes through a collection getter that readsorbs the tritium and is removable from the system once it is loaded and is then replaced with a clean getter. Prior to removal of the collection getter, the system switches to a parallel collection getter. The effluent from the collection getter passes through a guard getter to remove traces of tritium prior to exiting the system. The tritium loaded collection getter, once removed, is analyzed by liquid scintillation techniques. The entire sequence is under computer control except for the removal and analysis of the collection getter.

  20. Modelling fuel consumption in kerbside source segregated food waste collection: separate collection and co-collection.

    PubMed

    Chu, T W; Heaven, S; Gredmaier, L

    2015-12-01

    Source separated food waste is a valuable feedstock for renewable energy production through anaerobic digestion, and a variety of collection schemes for this material have recently been introduced. The aim of this study was to identify options that maximize collection efficiency and reduce fuel consumption as part of the overall energy balance. A mechanistic model was developed to calculate the fuel consumption of kerbside collection of source segregated food waste, co-mingled dry recyclables and residual waste. A hypothetical city of 20,000 households was considered and nine scenarios were tested with different combinations of collection frequencies, vehicle types and waste types. The results showed that the potential fuel savings from weekly and fortnightly co-collection of household waste range from 7.4% to 22.4% and 1.8% to 26.6%, respectively, when compared to separate collection. A compartmentalized vehicle split 30:70 always performed better than one with two compartments of equal size. Weekly food waste collection with alternate weekly collection of the recyclables and residual waste by two-compartment collection vehicles was the best option to reduce the overall fuel consumption. PMID:25363802

  1. Collective neutrino oscillations in supernovae

    SciTech Connect

    Duan, Huaiyu

    2014-06-24

    In a dense neutrino medium neutrinos can experience collective flavor transformation through the neutrino-neutrino forward scattering. In this talk we present some basic features of collective neutrino flavor transformation in the context in core-collapse supernovae. We also give some qualitative arguments for why and when this interesting phenomenon may occur and how it may affect supernova nucleosynthesis.

  2. Wide band data collection system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Turkiewicz, J. M.

    1988-01-01

    The Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS) approached NASA Headquarters in 1986 about the need to collect data daily from seismic stations around the world as part of the Earth Observing System (EOS) mission. A typical IRIS Seismic Station generates 16 Megabytes of data per day when there is seismic activity. The Preliminary Design Parameters of the Wide Band Data Collection System are summarized.

  3. Collection Internship Report Alexandra Ross

    E-print Network

    Toronto, University of

    Page 1 Collection Internship Report Alexandra Ross April, 2009 Introduction It was an absolute of the projects I worked on as part of my internship as well as my overall impression of the internship experience. Nature of the Work I had the opportunity to work in three primary areas during my internship: collections

  4. Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Singer, Carol A.

    2012-01-01

    Whether a library's reference collection is large or small, it needs constant attention. Singer's book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter the size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. In this very practical guide, reference librarians will learn:…

  5. Microcomputers for Laboratory Data Collection.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McMillen, Jack D.; Esch, Harald E.

    1984-01-01

    Advantages of computerized data acquisition and three approaches to data collection are discussed. Interfacing techniques and use of microcomputers as physiological recorders are also discussed. Examples of computerized data acquisition are provided. These include computer monitoring of animal activity and collecting data from species distribution…

  6. Collective Mathematical Understanding as Improvisation

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    Martin, Lyndon; Towers, Jo; Pirie, Susan

    2006-01-01

    This article explores the phenomenon of mathematical understanding, and offers a response to the question raised by Martin (2001) at the Annual Meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education Group (North American Chapter) about the possibility for and nature of collective mathematical understanding. In referring to collective mathematical…

  7. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

    E-print Network

    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CONDITIONS OF USE AGREEMENT 1. All requests to reproduce the holdings of the Rare Books Division, Special is countersigned by an authorized representative of the Rare Books Division, Special Collections Department

  8. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

    E-print Network

    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH REFERENCE AND USE GUIDELINES General overview of division and collections The Rare Books Division offers. The Rare Books Division holds materials totaling approximately 80,000 items including books, pamphlets

  9. 77 FR 38278 - Collection Revision

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    ... a Fuel Type/Engine Configuration Code to collect data on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV... straight battery- powered electric vehicles because they use an electric battery as the primary energy... propulsion. Currently, EIA collects data on electric battery-powered vehicles with the code ``EVC BP''....

  10. Special Collections Deed of Gift

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Special Collections Deed of Gift I, the undersigned donor, hereby donate and convey to the Georgia, please initial here _____ #12;Future Gifts In the event that the donor may hereafter donate and convey to Special Collections additional papers, historical materials, etc., such gifts will be governed

  11. INFORMATION COLLECTION RULE INFORMATION SYSTEM

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose:The Information Collection Rule (ICR) Information System was developed to store and distribute the information collected in the ICR for DBPs and microbiological research. It is a research database. The information system consists of our parts: laboratory...

  12. Die Physikalische Sammlung (Physical Collection)

    E-print Network

    Schrimpf, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    At the end of the 17th century, the collection was established through the acquisition of Leiden instrumentmaker Musschenbroek's collection. Its aim was to demonstrate physical phenomena. Until the end of the 18th century, the collection was used and extended by a number of professors from various university departments in teaching mechanics, hydrostatics, optics and electrostatics. The foundation of the Institute for Mathematics and Physics in 1817 and the appointment of Christian Ludwig Gerling to the position of Professor for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy strengthened the subject considerably. Gerling extended the collection mainly with devices for geodesy and astronomy, with more instruments being added in the time up to the middle of the 20th century. Today, the collection allows an insight into the history of scientific instruments as witnesses of the past.

  13. Collective network for computer structures

    DOEpatents

    Blumrich, Matthias A; Coteus, Paul W; Chen, Dong; Gara, Alan; Giampapa, Mark E; Heidelberger, Philip; Hoenicke, Dirk; Takken, Todd E; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D; Vranas, Pavlos M

    2014-01-07

    A system and method for enabling high-speed, low-latency global collective communications among interconnected processing nodes. The global collective network optimally enables collective reduction operations to be performed during parallel algorithm operations executing in a computer structure having a plurality of the interconnected processing nodes. Router devices are included that interconnect the nodes of the network via links to facilitate performance of low-latency global processing operations at nodes of the virtual network. The global collective network may be configured to provide global barrier and interrupt functionality in asynchronous or synchronized manner. When implemented in a massively-parallel supercomputing structure, the global collective network is physically and logically partitionable according to the needs of a processing algorithm.

  14. Collective network for computer structures

    DOEpatents

    Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY); Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Gara, Alan (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Hoenicke, Dirk (Ossining, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Brewster, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Wernau, DE); Vranas, Pavlos M. (Bedford Hills, NY)

    2011-08-16

    A system and method for enabling high-speed, low-latency global collective communications among interconnected processing nodes. The global collective network optimally enables collective reduction operations to be performed during parallel algorithm operations executing in a computer structure having a plurality of the interconnected processing nodes. Router devices ate included that interconnect the nodes of the network via links to facilitate performance of low-latency global processing operations at nodes of the virtual network and class structures. The global collective network may be configured to provide global barrier and interrupt functionality in asynchronous or synchronized manner. When implemented in a massively-parallel supercomputing structure, the global collective network is physically and logically partitionable according to needs of a processing algorithm.

  15. 75 FR 4054 - Agency Information Collection Extension

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  16. Growing Mathematical Understanding through Collective Image Making, Collective Image Having, and Collective Property Noticing

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    Martin, Lyndon C.; Towers, Jo

    2015-01-01

    In the research reported in this paper, we develop a theoretical perspective to describe and account for the growth of collective mathematical understanding. We discuss collective processes in mathematics, drawing in particular on theoretical work in the domains of improvisational jazz and theatre. Using examples of data from a study of elementary…

  17. Collective Transformations, Collective Theories: What Adult Educators Can Learn From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.

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    Birden, Susan

    The experiences of the 12-woman Boston Women's Health Book Collective was examined in a case study that focused on the collective's activities from its formation in 1969 through its publication of the book "Our Bodies, Ourselves" in 1973 and its opening of a women's clinic in downtown Boston that is still in operation today. The case study draws…

  18. 76 FR 23850 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Approval of a Revision in Information Collection(s...

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  1. 78 FR 28848 - Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ...on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork...on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database. Request for information collection...Culture (Hospital SOPS) Comparative Database; OMB NO. 0935- [[Page...

  2. Special Collections, General Collections, and Hybrid Conservation Laboratories

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    Baker, Whitney

    2012-01-01

    A number of factors determine a conservation laboratory’s design, including the mission of the particular institution, the functions to be carried out in the space, and the collections that will be treated. Some laboratories ...

  3. Schistosomiasis collection at NHM (SCAN)

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    2012-01-01

    Background The Natural History Museum (NHM) is developing a repository for schistosomiasis-related material, the Schistosomiasis Collection at NHM (SCAN) as part of its existing Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratory (WWBL). This is timely because a major research and evaluation effort to understand control and move towards elimination of schistosomiasis in Africa has been initiated by the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE), resulting in the collection of many important biological samples, including larval schistosomes and snails. SCAN will collaborate with a number of research groups and control teams and the repository will acquire samples relevant to both immediate and future research interest. The samples collected through ongoing research and field activities, WWBL’s existing collections, and other acquisitions will be maintained over the long term and made available to the global research community for approved research purposes. Goals include: · Consolidation of the existing NHM schistosome and snail collections and transfer of specimens into suitable long-term storage systems for DNA retrieval, · Long-term and stable storage of specimens collected as part of on going field programmes initially in Africa especially relating to the SCORE research programmes, · Provision of access to snail and schistosome collections for approved research activities. PMID:22943137

  4. Disposable Collection Kit for Rapid and Reliable Collection of Saliva

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    Yamaguchi, Masaki; Tezuka, Yuki; Takeda, Kazunori; Shetty, Vivek

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To describe and evaluate disposable saliva collection kit for rapid, reliable, and reproducible collection of saliva samples. Methods The saliva collection kit comprised of a saliva absorbent swab and an extractor unit was used to retrieve whole saliva samples from 10 subjects. The accuracy and precision of the extracted volumes (3, 10, and 30 ?l) were compared to similar volumes drawn from control samples obtained by passive drool. Additionally, the impact of kit collection method on subsequent immunoassay results was verified by assessing salivary cortisol levels in the samples and comparing them to controls. Results The recovered volumes for the whole saliva samples were 3.85 ± 0.28, 10.79 ± 0.95, and 31.18 ± 1.72 ?l, respectively (CV = 8.76%) and 2.91 ± 0.19, 9.75 ± 0.43, and 29.64 ± 0.91 ?l, respectively, (CV = 6.36%) for the controls. There was a close correspondence between the salivary cortisol levels from the saliva samples obtained by the collection kit and the controls (R2 > 0.96). Conclusions The disposable saliva collection kit allows accurate and repeatable collection of fixed amounts of whole saliva and does not interfere with subsequent measurements of salivary cortisol. The simple collection process, lack of elaborate specimen recovery steps, and the short turnaround time (<3 min) should render the kit attractive to test subjects and researchers alike. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 27:720–723, 2015. © 2015 The Authors American Journal of Human Biology Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25754371

  5. The Ecology of Collective Behavior

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    Gordon, Deborah M.

    2014-01-01

    Similar patterns of interaction, such as network motifs and feedback loops, are used in many natural collective processes, probably because they have evolved independently under similar pressures. Here I consider how three environmental constraints may shape the evolution of collective behavior: the patchiness of resources, the operating costs of maintaining the interaction network that produces collective behavior, and the threat of rupture of the network. The ants are a large and successful taxon that have evolved in very diverse environments. Examples from ants provide a starting point for examining more generally the fit between the particular pattern of interaction that regulates activity, and the environment in which it functions. PMID:24618695

  6. eDPS Aerosol Collection

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    Venzie, J.

    2015-10-13

    The eDPS Aerosol Collection project studies the fundamental physics of electrostatic aerosol collection for national security applications. The interpretation of aerosol data requires understanding and correcting for biases introduced from particle genesis through collection and analysis. The research and development undertaken in this project provides the basis for both the statistical correction of existing equipment and techniques; as well as, the development of new collectors and analytical techniques designed to minimize unwanted biases while improving the efficiency of locating and measuring individual particles of interest.

  7. 76 FR 20659 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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  10. 78 FR 49288 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Geospatial...

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  11. Wildflower Collecting: A Class Project

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    Moore, Sheila V.

    1976-01-01

    Advocates wildflower collecting as a class project, citing instances of interest in studies of soil composition, growing wildflowers, and increased student motivation toward the subject of botany as basis for the activity. (CP)

  12. 75 FR 68956 - Debt Collection

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    ...FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 12 CFR Part 1208 DEPARTMENT OF...Debt Collection AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency; Office of Federal Housing Enterprise...SUMMARY: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing an...

  13. 78 FR 7463 - Information Collection

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort......

  14. 77 FR 38278 - Collection Revision

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    ...technology vehicles that vehicle suppliers made available...agencies, AFV suppliers, vehicle fleet managers, and...collect data on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). PHEVs are...differ from straight battery- powered electric...

  15. Collection Management Policy Mission Statement

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    Abrahams, I. David

    Collection Management Policy Mission Statement: To provide an efficient and effective service care, document supply, stock management, and logistical planning and relegation of the Library Management Policy ..................................3 2. Acquisition of Content

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  17. Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection

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    Denardo, Dale

    Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection Last updated August 17, 2002 The Use of Hormone Antagonists, a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor, intracoelomically into leopard geckos, Eublepharis macularius. All females further follicular growth or ovulation. Eight of nine tamoxifen females successfully reproduced

  18. Intel Concurrent Collections for Haskell

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    Newton, Ryan

    2011-03-22

    Intel Concurrent Collections (CnC) is a parallel programming model in which a network of steps (functions) communicate through message-passing as well as a limited form of shared memory. This paper describes a new ...

  19. Curvature interaction in collective space

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    Richard Herrmann

    2012-11-22

    For the Riemannian space, built from the collective coordinates used within nuclear models, an additional interaction with the metric is investigated, using the collective equivalent to Einstein's curvature scalar. The coupling strength is determined using a fit with the AME2003 ground state masses. An extended finite-range droplet model including curvature is introduced, which generates significant improvements for light nuclei and nuclei in the trans-fermium region.

  20. Neurodynamical model of collective brain

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    Zak, Michail

    1992-01-01

    A dynamical system which mimics collective purposeful activities of a set of units of intelligence is introduced and discussed. A global control of the unit activities is replaced by the probabilistic correlations between them. These correlations are learned during a long term period of performing collective tasks, and are stored in the synaptic interconnections. The model is represented by a system of ordinary differential equations with terminal attractors and repellers, and does not contain any man-made digital devices.

  1. Collective Quartics from Simple Groups

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    Anson Hook; Jay G. Wacker

    2010-04-10

    This article classifies Little Higgs models that have collective quartic couplings. There are two classes of collective quartics: Special Cosets and Special Quartics. After taking into account dangerous singlets, the smallest Special Coset models are SU(5)/SO(5) and SU(6)/Sp(6). The smallest Special Quartic model is SU(5)/SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) and has not previously been considered as a candidate Little Higgs model.

  2. Programmable data collection platform study

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    The results of a feasibility study incorporating microprocessors in data collection platforms in described. An introduction to microcomputer hardware and software concepts is provided. The influence of microprocessor technology on the design of programmable data collection platform hardware is discussed. A standard modular PDCP design capable of meeting the design goals is proposed, and the process of developing PDCP programs is examined. A description of design and construction of the UT PDCP development system is given.

  3. Collective Quartics from Simple Groups

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    Hook, Anson; Wacker, Jay G.; /SLAC

    2010-08-26

    This article classifies Little Higgs models that have collective quartic couplings. There are two classes of collective quartics: Special Cosets and Special Quartics. After taking into account dangerous singlets, the smallest Special Coset models are SU(5)/SO(5) and SU(6)/Sp(6). The smallest Special Quartic model is SU(5)/SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) and has not previously been considered as a candidate Little Higgs model.

  4. Collective Behaviour without Collective Order in Wild Swarms of Midges

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    Attanasi, Alessandro; Cavagna, Andrea; Del Castello, Lorenzo; Giardina, Irene; Melillo, Stefania; Parisi, Leonardo; Pohl, Oliver; Rossaro, Bruno; Shen, Edward; Silvestri, Edmondo; Viale, Massimiliano

    2014-01-01

    Collective behaviour is a widespread phenomenon in biology, cutting through a huge span of scales, from cell colonies up to bird flocks and fish schools. The most prominent trait of collective behaviour is the emergence of global order: individuals synchronize their states, giving the stunning impression that the group behaves as one. In many biological systems, though, it is unclear whether global order is present. A paradigmatic case is that of insect swarms, whose erratic movements seem to suggest that group formation is a mere epiphenomenon of the independent interaction of each individual with an external landmark. In these cases, whether or not the group behaves truly collectively is debated. Here, we experimentally study swarms of midges in the field and measure how much the change of direction of one midge affects that of other individuals. We discover that, despite the lack of collective order, swarms display very strong correlations, totally incompatible with models of non-interacting particles. We find that correlation increases sharply with the swarm's density, indicating that the interaction between midges is based on a metric perception mechanism. By means of numerical simulations we demonstrate that such growing correlation is typical of a system close to an ordering transition. Our findings suggest that correlation, rather than order, is the true hallmark of collective behaviour in biological systems. PMID:25057853

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    ...New Collection [Creation of a Concept Map] ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for...their reaction to the preliminary concept map generated by the brainstorming, sorting...different manner than on the preliminary concept map. Guiding questions and discussion...

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    ...: Collection of Laboratory Analysis Data on Drug Samples Tested by Non-Federal (State and Local) Crime... Laboratory Analysis Data on Drug Samples Tested by Non-Federal (State and Local Government)...

  8. Bohunice Simulator Data Collection Project

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    Cillik, Ivan; Prochaska, Jan

    2002-07-01

    The paper describes the way and results of human reliability data analysis collected as a part of the Bohunice Simulator Data Collection Project (BSDCP), which was performed by VUJE Trnava, Inc. with funding support from the U.S. DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration. The goal of the project was to create a methodology for simulator data collection and analysis to support activities in probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) and human reliability assessment for Jaslovske Bohunice nuclear power plant consisting of two sets of twin units: two VVER 440/V-230 (V1) and two VVER 440/V-213 (V2) reactors. During the project training of V-2 control room crews was performed at VUJE-Trnava simulator. The simulator training and the data collection were done in parallel. The main goal of BSDCP was to collect suitable data of human errors under simulated conditions requiring the use of symptom-based emergency operating procedures (SBEOPs). The subjects of the data collection were scenario progress time data, operator errors, and real-time technological parameters. The paper contains three main parts. The first part presents preparatory work and semi-automatic computer-based methods used to collect data and to check technological parameters in order to find hidden errors of operators, to be able to retrace the course of each scenario for purposes of further analysis, and to document the whole training process. The first part gives also an overview of collected data scope, human error taxonomy, and state classifications for SBEOP instructions coding. The second part describes analytical work undertaken to describe time distribution necessary for execution of various kinds of instructions performed by operators according to the classification for coding of SBEOP instructions. It also presents the methods used for determination of probability distribution for different operator errors. Results from the data evaluation are presented in the last part of the paper. An overview of observed human error probabilities (HEP) according to the developed taxonomy is given. HEP observed during training process were used as reference input data for HRA (Human Reliability Assesment) within existing PSAs performed by VUJE. Observing two different training seasons offered an opportunity to compare a progress achieved through the training process. This paper shows us how it is possible to make this kind of comparison in order to establish an objective measure of training quality and to determine training weaknesses. Results gained during the project-evoked interest of different NPPs (Nuclear Power Plant) in Slovak Republic to collect and process simulator data for further improvement of human factor safety, operational procedures, training process, etc. (authors)

  9. Digital data collection in paleoanthropology.

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    Reed, Denné; Barr, W Andrew; Mcpherron, Shannon P; Bobe, René; Geraads, Denis; Wynn, Jonathan G; Alemseged, Zeresenay

    2015-11-01

    Understanding patterns of human evolution across space and time requires synthesizing data collected by independent research teams, and this effort is part of a larger trend to develop cyber infrastructure and e-science initiatives. At present, paleoanthropology cannot easily answer basic questions about the total number of fossils and artifacts that have been discovered, or exactly how those items were collected. In this paper, we examine the methodological challenges to data integration, with the hope that mitigating the technical obstacles will further promote data sharing. At a minimum, data integration efforts must document what data exist and how the data were collected (discovery), after which we can begin standardizing data collection practices with the aim of achieving combined analyses (synthesis). This paper outlines a digital data collection system for paleoanthropology. We review the relevant data management principles for a general audience and supplement this with technical details drawn from over 15 years of paleontological and archeological field experience in Africa and Europe. The system outlined here emphasizes free open-source software (FOSS) solutions that work on multiple computer platforms; it builds on recent advances in open-source geospatial software and mobile computing. PMID:26662947

  10. 40 CFR 13.8 - Collection rule.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Collection rule. 13.8 Section 13.8 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS Collection § 13.8 Collection rule. (a) The Administrator takes action to collect all debts owed the United States arising out of EPA activities and to...

  11. Establishing a soybean germplasm core collection

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Core collections are of strategic importance as they allow the use of a small part of a germplasm collection that is representative of the total collection. The objective of this study was to develop a soybean core collection of the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection by comparing the results of rando...

  12. Page 1 of 10 IU Paleontology Collections

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    Polly, David

    Page 1 of 10 IU Paleontology Collections Indiana University Paleontology Collection Policy Paleontology Collection Policy 25 January 2012 Page 2 of 10 Preamble The IU Paleontology Collection Specimens acquired for the IU Paleontology Collection (hereafter referred to as the Repository) should

  13. 78 FR 76859 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Prevent All...

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  14. 78 FR 44099 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance...

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  16. Collective oscillations of ultracold matter

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    Mendonça, J. T.

    2010-02-01

    We consider the collective oscillations of an ultracold atomic cloud by using a wave kinetic description which retains phonon recoil effects. We derive an exact quantum-wave dispersion relation for hybrid plasma-acoustic oscillations and the associated atomic Landau damping. The quasilinear kinetic theory is also extended into the quantum regime, leading to a Boltzmann type of equation for the atoms in a collective force field. Comparison with our previous quasiclassical results is considered. Diffusion in velocity space due to density fluctuations is discussed in detail. This will us allow to establish an additional temperature limit, different from the usual Doppler limit, below which the laser cooling process is prevented by the density fluctuations. This work could also be useful to describe low-frequency Doppler instabilities, as well as collective phonon laser processes.

  17. Collection Development: Great Finds for Your Collectibles Shelf.

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    Gross, Margarete

    1993-01-01

    Briefly reviews 41 books and periodicals about antiques and collectibles such as glassware, porcelain, dolls, buttons, ceramics, folk arts, furniture, jewelry, rugs, textiles, and woodenware. Books are arranged in the following topic areas: price guides; general surveys; out-of-print titles; trends; conservation and restoration; dealers; and…

  18. Learning Wisdom through Collectivity: The Women Writing Women Collective

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    Armstrong, Luanne; Bickel, Barbara; Fels, Lynn; Gerhard, Gillian; Hoy, Alyson; Jordan, Nané; Nielsen, Wendy; Smith, Annie; Stubbs, Jeannie; Triggs, Valerie

    2014-01-01

    The Women Writing Women Collective was a collegial and collaborative response to the isolation that is often experienced by women scholars as they pursue their academic careers. For 5 years, a group of women gathered on a monthly basis to share their writing. In doing so, the group members provided a sounding board for each other as they engaged…

  19. 77 FR 20820 - Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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  20. Learning the Collection: A New Librarian's Experience in Collection Management

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    Lewin, Heather

    2010-01-01

    The author is a reference and instruction librarian at Iowa State University with collection development and liaison responsibilities for chemistry, biochemistry, entomology, and natural resource ecology. She recently came to librarianship with an education and three years' experience in biochemistry and biotechnology. During the last four years…

  1. Multipoint sensing by intelligent collectives

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    Clare, L. P.

    2002-01-01

    Many remote sensing applications require that multiple sensors collect data simultaneously at spatially distributed locations and their information combined in order to characterize the phenomena of interest. Several basic classes of such multipoint measurement systems may be identified. For each, centralized methods exist for combining the raw data from the various sensors. However, recent advancements have given rise to small, integrated nodes comprised of one or more miniaturized sensors, processor, wireless communications capability and power supplies. Collections of these may be deployed and self-organized into intelligent sensor networks capable of performing cooperative signal processing locally, thereby providing substantial benefits.

  2. Distributed Control with Collective Intelligence

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    Wolpert, David H.; Wheeler, Kevin R.; Tumer, Kagan

    1998-01-01

    We consider systems of interacting reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms that do not work at cross purposes , in that their collective behavior maximizes a global utility function. We call such systems COllective INtelligences (COINs). We present the theory of designing COINs. Then we present experiments validating that theory in the context of two distributed control problems: We show that COINs perform near-optimally in a difficult variant of Arthur's bar problem [Arthur] (and in particular avoid the tragedy of the commons for that problem), and we also illustrate optimal performance in the master-slave problem.

  3. 75 FR 13311 - Notice of Information Collection

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  4. 75 FR 5638 - Information Collection Activities

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  5. 77 FR 17464 - Agency Information Collection Extension

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    .... Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Information...) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions...

  6. 77 FR 23704 - Agency Information Collection Extension

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  7. 15 CFR 990.43 - Data collection.

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    2010-01-01

    ...Preassessment Phase § 990.43 Data collection. Trustees may conduct data collection and analyses that are reasonably related to Preassessment Phase activities. Data collection and analysis during the Preassessment Phase...

  8. 43 CFR 29.14 - Information collection.

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    ... Information collection. 29.14 Section 29.14 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE LIABILITY FUND § 29.14 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  9. 43 CFR 29.14 - Information collection.

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    2014-10-01

    ... Information collection. 29.14 Section 29.14 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE LIABILITY FUND § 29.14 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  10. 43 CFR 29.14 - Information collection.

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    ... Information collection. 29.14 Section 29.14 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE LIABILITY FUND § 29.14 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  11. 43 CFR 29.14 - Information collection.

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    2012-10-01

    ... Information collection. 29.14 Section 29.14 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE LIABILITY FUND § 29.14 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  12. 43 CFR 29.14 - Information collection.

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    2013-10-01

    ... Information collection. 29.14 Section 29.14 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE LIABILITY FUND § 29.14 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  13. 20 CFR 653.109 - Data collection.

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    ...and monitoring activities, as directed by ETA. These data shall be collected in accordance with applicable ETA Reports and Guidance Letters. (b) Collect...reporting of data; (d) Collect and submit to ETA as directed by ETA, data on MSFWs...

  14. 25 CFR 171.140 - Information collection.

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    2011-04-01

    ...collection. 171.140 Section 171.140 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER IRRIGATION OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE General Provisions § 171.140 Information collection. The information collection...

  15. 25 CFR 171.140 - Information collection.

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    2014-04-01

    ...collection. 171.140 Section 171.140 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER IRRIGATION OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE General Provisions § 171.140 Information collection. The information collection...

  16. 30 CFR 218.10 - Information collection.

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    2010-07-01

    ...MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS REVENUE MANAGEMENT COLLECTION OF MONIES AND PROVISION FOR GEOTHERMAL CREDITS AND INCENTIVES General Provisions § 218.10 Information collection. The information collection...

  17. 28 CFR 812.4 - Collection procedures.

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    2012-07-01

    ...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLECTION AND USE OF DNA INFORMATION § 812.4 Collection procedures. (a) DNA samples will be collected, handled, preserved...misdemeanor pursuant to section 4(a)(5) of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of...

  18. 28 CFR 812.4 - Collection procedures.

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    2013-07-01

    ...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLECTION AND USE OF DNA INFORMATION § 812.4 Collection procedures. (a) DNA samples will be collected, handled, preserved...misdemeanor pursuant to section 4(a)(5) of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of...

  19. 28 CFR 812.4 - Collection procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLECTION AND USE OF DNA INFORMATION § 812.4 Collection procedures. (a) DNA samples will be collected, handled, preserved...misdemeanor pursuant to section 4(a)(5) of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of...

  20. 28 CFR 812.4 - Collection procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLECTION AND USE OF DNA INFORMATION § 812.4 Collection procedures. (a) DNA samples will be collected, handled, preserved...misdemeanor pursuant to section 4(a)(5) of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of...

  1. 28 CFR 812.4 - Collection procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLECTION AND USE OF DNA INFORMATION § 812.4 Collection procedures. (a) DNA samples will be collected, handled, preserved...misdemeanor pursuant to section 4(a)(5) of the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of...

  2. Reducing pause times with clustered collection

    E-print Network

    Cutler, Cody

    2014-01-01

    Clustered Collection reduces garbage collection pauses in programs with large amounts of live data. A full collection of millions of live objects can pause the program for multiple seconds. Much of this work, however, is ...

  3. 76 FR 6498 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2011-02-04

    ... the proposed information collection described below. The proposed information collection will be sent... before April 5, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Ms. Susan Daisey, Director, Office of Grant...

  4. THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSHROOM CULTURE COLLECTION

    E-print Network

    Guiltinan, Mark

    THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSHROOM CULTURE COLLECTION July 2, 2015 Agaricus abruptibulbus/11/87 #12;The Pennsylvania State University Mushroom Culture Collection -- Page 2 Agaricus subfloccosus 781

  5. 75 FR 55359 - Notice of Information Collection

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    2010-09-10

    ...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF). ACTION: Notice of information collection...SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is...

  6. October 26, 2001 COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT

    E-print Network

    Mathis, Wayne N.

    according to the Smithsonian Institution Collections Management Guidelines, approved by the Board of Regents exhibition, education, and study. SMITHSONIAN DIRECTIVE 600 Smithsonian Institution #12;SD 600 10/26/01 2 A. Purpose (Continued) The Smithsonian Directive (SD) 600 Implementation Manual provides technical guidance

  7. Collective Creativity: Wisdom or Oxymoron?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chaharbaghi, Kazem; Cripps, Sandy

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate ways in which collective creativity and individual creativity exist in an "and/both" rather than in an "either/or" relationship. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses and interrelates a number of dualities using "metalectics", the principal task of which is to balance seemingly…

  8. Powder collection apparatus/method

    DOEpatents

    Anderson, Iver E. (Ames, IA); Terpstra, Robert L. (Ames, IA); Moore, Jeffery A. (Ames, IA)

    1994-01-11

    Device for separating and collecting ultrafine atomized powder from the gas stream of a gas atomizing apparatus comprises a housing having an interior wall oriented at an angle relative to horizontal so as to form a downwardly converging, conical expansion chamber, an inlet conduit communicated to the expansion chamber proximate an upper region thereof for receiving the gas stream, and an outlet proximate a lower region of the expansion chamber. The inlet conduit is oriented at a compound inclined angle (with respect to horizontal) selected to promote separation and collection of powder from the gas stream in the expansion chamber. The compound angle comprises a first entrance angle that is greater than the angle of repose of the powder on the housing interior wall such that any powder accumulation in the inlet conduit tends to flow down the wall toward the outlet. The second angle is selected generally equal to the angle of the housing interior wall measured from the same horizontal plane so as to direct the gas stream into the expansion chamber generally tangent to the housing interior wall to establish a downward swirling gas stream flow in the expansion chamber. A powder collection container is communicated to the outlet of the expansion chamber to collect the powder for further processing.

  9. Business Sustainability and Collective Intelligence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garrido, Paulo

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze to which point collective intelligence (CI) concepts and ideas, as applied to organizations, can contribute to enlarge the conceptual basis for business sustainability (BS). Design/methodology/approach: The paper is written from an engineer-minded, systemic and cybernetic perspective. It begins by…

  10. Collections Security: The Preservation Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Patkus, Beth L.

    1998-01-01

    Provides a brief review of the basic elements of library security and preservation programs as a background for an exploration of security/preservation issues, problems, and policies. Discusses environmental control, disaster preparedness, fire protection, storage and handling, and controlling access to collections. (AEF)

  11. Conservation of Photographic Print Collections.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swan, Alice

    1981-01-01

    Provides specific information on varying photographic materials and processes to aid archivists and curators in preserving photograph collections. Preservation problems related to major types of silver prints on paper (salt, albumen, collodion, gelatin) and to the silver image (oxidation, silver sulfide) are covered. Twenty references are cited.…

  12. Collective behavior of parametric oscillators

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bena, I.; van den Broeck, C.; Kawai, R.; Copelli, Mauro; Lindenberg, Katja

    2002-03-01

    We revisit the mean-field model of globally and harmonically coupled parametric oscillators subject to periodic block pulses with initially random phases. The phase diagram of regions of collective parametric instability is presented, as is a detailed characterization of the motions underlying these instabilities. This presentation includes regimes not identified in earlier work [I. Bena and C. Van den Broeck, Europhys. Lett. 48, 498 (1999)]. In addition to the familiar parametric instability of individual oscillators, two kinds of collective instabilities are identified. In one the mean amplitude diverges monotonically while in the other the divergence is oscillatory. The frequencies of collective oscillatory instabilities in general bear no simple relation to the eigenfrequencies of the individual oscillators nor to the frequency of the external modulation. Numerical simulations show that systems with only nearest-neighbor coupling have collective instabilities similar to those of the mean-field model. Many of the mean-field results are already apparent in a simple dimer [M. Copelli and K. Lindenberg, Phys. Rev. E 63, 036605 (2001)].

  13. The Mosque Project: Collective Drawings

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Erwin, Douglas B.

    2013-01-01

    Teaching the author's fifth-graders about Islam through art was a challenge. Remembering a colleague's "Collective Architecture" project, he reworked the concept using mosque architecture as the basis for a new project. The goal was to introduce Islam and its basic tenets using the visual arts, with the hope of enhancing cultural tolerance and…

  14. Information Epidemics and Science Collections.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tabah, Albert N.

    1995-01-01

    Discussion of scientific literature growth focuses on implications for library collection development. Information epidemics, or dramatic points of growth, are examined in "Physics Abstracts"; a case study from the superconductivity literature is presented; and the distribution between the growth of journal articles, conference papers, and other…

  15. QR Codes: Taking Collections Further

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ahearn, Caitlin

    2014-01-01

    With some thought and direction, QR (quick response) codes are a great tool to use in school libraries to enhance access to information. From March through April 2013, Caitlin Ahearn interned at Sanborn Regional High School (SRHS) under the supervision of Pam Harland. As a result of Harland's un-Deweying of the nonfiction collection at SRHS,…

  16. Data Collection Answers - SEER Registrars

    Cancer.gov

    SEER is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. SEER currently collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 28 percent of the U.S. population.

  17. Integrating the Curricula: A Collection.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fogarty, Robin, Ed.

    In response to the search for ways to create forms of schooling that are more holistic and natural, and more integrated and interwoven, this collection of articles pulls together elements of the multifaceted concept of curriculum integration. Divided into six sections, the chapters explore the reasons and rationale for moving toward more holistic…

  18. Beyond Unions and Collective Bargaining.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Troy, Leo

    2000-01-01

    Analyzes the reasons for decline of union representation to 9% of private sector workers. Suggests that workplace conditions and labor legislation designed to foster collective voice also sustain the individual system of representation, which is consistent with the philosophy of an open society. (SK)

  19. Radioactive Decay: Audio Data Collection

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Struthers, Allan

    2009-01-01

    Many phenomena generate interesting audible time series. This data can be collected and processed using audio software. The free software package "Audacity" is used to demonstrate the process by recording, processing, and extracting click times from an inexpensive radiation detector. The high quality of the data is demonstrated with a simple…

  20. Indigenous Empowerment through Collective Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Enn, Rosa

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to an indigenous community that lives in the periphery of Taiwan. The Dao on Orchid Island have had to face serious abuse of their human rights in terms of ecological exploitation and environmental injustice. The article highlights the empowerment of the indigenous group through collective

  1. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

    E-print Network

    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PERMISSION item(s) owned by the Rare Books Division, J. Willard Marriott Library: 2. Description of intended use that item(s) used for publication, exhibition, or broadcast must be credited to Rare Books Division, Special

  2. RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

    E-print Network

    Clayton, Dale H.

    RARE BOOKS DIVISION SPECIAL COLLECTIONS J. WILLARD MARRIOTT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF UTAH REPRODUCTION by item basis by the Rare Books curator. A minimum of 24 hours may be required to provide reproduction. Photocopies are $.50 per sheet. For digital reproduction, please contact the Rare Books curator. Orders

  3. Automated microorganism Sample Collection Module

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gall, L. S.; Graham, M. D.; Umbreit, W.

    1969-01-01

    Modified Gelman Sampler obtains representative sample of microorganism population. Proposed Sample Collection Module is based on direct inoculation of selected solid growth media encased in a cartridge at all times except during inoculation. Cartridge can be handled with no danger of contamination to sample or operator.

  4. 75 FR 68203 - Debt Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ... FCCS. 65 FR 70390 (Nov. 20, 2000). On July 22, 2010 (at 75 FR 42662), PBGC published a proposed rule to... individuals, PBGC-13, Debt Collection. See 75 FR 37842 (June 30, 2010). Subpart A--4903.1 to 4903.4 Subpart A... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office PENSION BENEFIT...

  5. 75 FR 42662 - Debt Collection

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    2010-07-22

    ... FCCS. 65 FR 70390 (Nov. 20, 2000). Overview of Proposed Regulatory Changes This proposed regulation... to PBGC by various individuals, PBGC-13, Debt Collection. See 65 FR 25397 (May 1, 2000). Subpart A... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office PENSION BENEFIT...

  6. Powder collection apparatus/method

    DOEpatents

    Anderson, I.E.; Terpstra, R.L.; Moore, J.A.

    1994-01-11

    Device for separating and collecting ultrafine atomized powder from the gas stream of a gas atomizing apparatus comprises a housing having an interior wall oriented at an angle relative to horizontal so as to form a downwardly converging, conical expansion chamber, an inlet conduit communicated to the expansion chamber proximate an upper region thereof for receiving the gas stream, and an outlet proximate a lower region of the expansion chamber. The inlet conduit is oriented at a compound inclined angle (with respect to horizontal) selected to promote separation and collection of powder from the gas stream in the expansion chamber. The compound angle comprises a first entrance angle that is greater than the angle of repose of the powder on the housing interior wall such that any powder accumulation in the inlet conduit tends to flow down the wall toward the outlet. The second angle is selected generally equal to the angle of the housing interior wall measured from the same horizontal plane so as to direct the gas stream into the expansion chamber generally tangent to the housing interior wall to establish a downward swirling gas stream flow in the expansion chamber. A powder collection container is communicated to the outlet of the expansion chamber to collect the powder for further processing. 4 figures.

  7. Frame of Reference: Special Collections

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goetsch, Lori A.

    2010-01-01

    Rare, distinctive, unique--academic libraries are exploring new ways to describe and define what they've traditionally called special collections: incunabula, manuscripts, rare books, cultural artifacts and more. These valuable, historically important, and often one-of-a-kind artifacts can be a treasure trove for scholars and students. Technology…

  8. Alexander Petroff Papers Collection Summary

    E-print Network

    by Alexander Petroff of military and civilian aircraft, especially Cessna and Curtiss-Wright designs, manufactured in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The collection also includes technical reports authored the 1917 Revolution. He came to the United States and taught aeronautical engineering at the University

  9. A collective path toward regeneration.

    PubMed

    Maire, Théo; Youk, Hyun

    2015-04-01

    How do cells collectively control an organ's behavior? By plucking various numbers of hairs from the mouse skin, Chen et al. show that hairs regenerate only when a sufficiently high density of them are plucked. Remarkably, a hair follicle can only regenerate in concert with other follicles, but not autonomously. PMID:25860601

  10. COLLECTION OF UNDISTURBED SURFACE SEDIMENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The National Resource Council identified the need for a capability to collect undisturbed surface sediments. Surface sediments are an important source for most exposure of fish to polychlorinated biphenyls via direct uptake from water in contact with sediments. An innovative sedi...

  11. Ross Taylor Papers Collection Summary

    E-print Network

    .25 linear feet Acquisition: Gift of American Studies Department, Wichita State University Processed By: JH to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry This collection of Ross Taylor's papers includes personal correspondence concerning a variety of subjects, stories

  12. Ben Santos Papers Collection Summary

    E-print Network

    .0 linear feet Acquisition: Gift of Ben Santos, 1979. Processed By: CAW, 6-28-1978; JEO, MN, 1996/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work. Restrictions None Content Note This collection of Ben Santos' papers contains personal and professional

  13. 77 FR 26750 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-05-07

    ... information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY... Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR,...

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    ...; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY... renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and...

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    ...; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY... renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and...

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    ... Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Geospatial Capabilities Survey...: Establishment survey and initial approval of collection. (2) Title of Form/Collection: Geospatial Capabilities... effort that provides an ability to determine, in detail, the geospatial tools, techniques, and...

  18. 76 FR 68787 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Extension of a...

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    ... Collection; Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection under review... approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death. (3) Agency...

  19. 78 FR 3499 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Information Collection Tools Relating to Customer...

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  1. 77 FR 73115 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools AGENCY... collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111... information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping requirements: (1) Title: Regulations Under...

  2. 78 FR 9453 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools AGENCY... INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the collection tools should be directed... INFORMATION: Currently, the IRS is seeking comments concerning the following information collection...

  3. 78 FR 20174 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools AGENCY... information or copies of the collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue... comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and record-keeping...

  4. 77 FR 60022 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools AGENCY... information or copies of the collection tools should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue... comments concerning the following information collection tools, reporting, and recordkeeping...

  5. 77 FR 60025 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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  6. 78 FR 6847 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection Tools

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  8. 78 FR 7858 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Information Collection tools.

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  9. 78 FR 72151 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Information Collection Tools Relating to Qualitative...

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  12. 75 FR 26283 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: IMLS Digital Collections and Content: Opening History...

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    ...Collection: IMLS Digital Collections and Content: Opening History of Evaluation AGENCY...libraries of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project's Opening History resource...Library Services' Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project, which has created...

  13. 76 FR 31368 - Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: IMLS Digital Collections and...

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    ...Collection: IMLS Digital Collections and Content: An Assessment of Opening History AGENCY...help the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (DCC) project evaluate the Opening...clearance of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content: An Assessment of Opening History....

  14. 78 FR 13057 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection; IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanism

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  1. Mapping collective emotions to make sense of collective behavior.

    PubMed

    Taquet, Maxime; Quoidbach, Jordi; de Montjoye, Yves-Alexandre; Desseilles, Martin

    2014-02-01

    While Bentley et al.'s model is very appealing, in this commentary we argue that researchers interested in big data and collective behavior, including the way humans make decisions, must account for the emotional factor. We investigate how daily choice of activities is influenced by emotions. Results indicate that mood significantly predicts people's decisions about what to do next, stressing the importance of emotional state on decision-making. PMID:24572244

  2. Collection Metadata Solutions for Digital Library Applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hill, Linda L.; Janee, Greg; Dolin, Ron; Frew, James; Larsgaard, Mary

    1999-01-01

    Within a digital library, collections may range from an ad hoc set of objects that serve a temporary purpose to established library collections intended to persist through time. The objects in these collections vary widely, from library and data center holdings to pointers to real-world objects, such as geographic places, and the various metadata schemas that describe them. The key to integrated use of such a variety of collections in a digital library is collection metadata that represents the inherent and contextual characteristics of a collection. The Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) Project has designed and implemented collection metadata for several purposes: in XML form, the collection metadata "registers" the collection with the user interface client; in HTML form, it is used for user documentation; eventually, it will be used to describe the collection to network search agents; and it is used for internal collection management, including mapping the object metadata attributes to the common search parameters of the system.

  3. Class collection PMB113 California mushrooms F2007 date of collection

    E-print Network

    California at Berkeley, University of

    Class collection PMB113 California mushrooms F2007 Species: date of collection: Location by: Identified by: Class collection PMB113 California mushrooms F2007 Species: date of collection) collected by: Identified by: Class collection PMB113 California mushrooms F2007 Species: date

  4. 77 FR 30323 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments...

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    2012-05-22

    ... Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested: Semi..., mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g... Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection:...

  5. 76 FR 40932 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: New Collection...

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    2011-07-12

    ... strategic roadmap for activities to address those priorities. In the first phase of the study, concept... perceive the priorities for elder justice. Concept mapping is a well-documented method of applied research... that result from several multivariate analyses. The collection of data for all concept...

  6. Urine collection apparatus. [feminine hygiene

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Michaud, R. B. (inventor)

    1981-01-01

    A urine collection device for females comprises an interface body with an interface surface for engagement with the user's body. The interface body comprises a forward portion defining a urine-receiving bore which has an inlet in the interface surface adapted to be disposed in surrounding relation to the urethral opening of the user. The interface body also has a rear portion integrally adjoining the forward portion and a non-invasive vaginal seal on the interface surface for sealing the vagina of the user from communication with the urine-receiving bore. An absorbent pad is removably supported on the interface body and extends laterally therefrom. A garment for supporting the urine collection is also disclosed.

  7. Overcoming Communication Restrictions in Collectives

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Tumer, Kagan; Agogino, Adrian K.

    2004-01-01

    Many large distributed system are characterized by having a large number of components (eg., agents, neurons) whose actions and interactions determine a %orld utility which rates the performance of the overall system. Such collectives are often subject to communication restrictions, making it difficult for components which try to optimize their own private utilities, to take actions that also help optimize the world utility. In this article we address that coordination problem and derive four utility functions which present different compromises between how aligned a component s private utility is with the world utility and how readily that component can determine the actions that optimize its utility. The results show that the utility functions specifically derived to operate under communication restrictions outperform both traditional methods and previous collective-based methods by up to 75%.

  8. Students Collecting Real time Data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miller, P.

    2006-05-01

    Students Collecting Real-Time Data The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary has created opportunities for middle and high school students to become Student Researchers and to be involved in real-time marine data collection. It is important that we expose students to different fields of science and encourage them to enter scientific fields of study. The Humpback Whale Sanctuary has an education visitor center in Kihei, Maui. Located right on the beach, the site has become a living classroom facility. There is a traditional Hawaiian fishpond fronting the property. The fishpond wall is being restored, using traditional methods. The site has the incredible opportunity of incorporating Hawaiian cultural practices with scientific studies. The Sanctuary offers opportunities for students to get involved in monitoring and data collection studies. Invasive Seaweed Study: Students are collecting data on invasive seaweed for the University of Hawaii. They pull a large net through the shallow waters. Seaweed is sorted, identified and weighed. The invasive seaweeds are removed. The data is recorded and sent to UH. Remote controlled monitoring boats: The sanctuary has 6 boogie board sized remote controlled boats used to monitor reefs. Boats have a camera with lights on the underside. The boats have water quality monitoring devices and GPS units. The video from the underwater camera is transmitted via a wireless transmission. Students are able to monitor the fish, limu and invertebrate populations on the reef and collect water quality data via television monitors or computers. The boat can also pull a small plankton tow net. Data is being compiled into data bases. Artificial Reef Modules: The Sanctuary has a scientific permit from the state to build and deploy artificial reef modules. High school students are designing and building modules. These are deployed out in the Fishpond fronting the Sanctuary site and students are monitoring them on a weekly basis. Students are also building traditional Hawaiian modules, these being piles of rocks and attaching seaweeds to the rocks with natural fibers. The purpose of all these is to help restore habitat to the fishpond. Monitoring the Fishpond; The fishpond wall is presently being rebuilt. The new wall stands about eight feet high and twelve feet wide. The rocks to rebuild the wall are all being located underwater where the old wall stood. The state has required different information collected as the wall is reconstructed. Students GPS mapped the rock edges of the fallen wall, and will continue to map the progress of the new wall. Other students are monitoring the erosion of the sand dunes that front the edges of the wall and are also looking at the new deposition of sand in the pond. Students are snorkeling, running transects and collecting data on the changing populations of fish, invertebrates and seaweeds in the pond. The wall is only about a forth built and already we are seeing growth in the populations. Students and teachers work with the sanctuary staff to develop projects. The sanctuary loans the equipment to the students and the students collect the data for the sanctuary. It is a great partnership with the schools. The Sanctuary has been given a Congressional Earmark this year to develop marine curriculum for the Department of Education. Projects listed above are part of this curriculum with hopes of many more to be developed. By 2008, all seniors must participate in some type of research project to graduate. The goal is to offer opportunities for many of these projects to become marine science related projects and thus develop a budding new group of marine scientists.

  9. Collective credit allocation in science

    E-print Network

    Shen, Hua-Wei

    2014-01-01

    Collaboration among researchers is an essential component of the modern scientific enterprise, playing a particularly important role in multidisciplinary research. However, we continue to wrestle with allocating credit to the coauthors of publications with multiple authors, since the relative contribution of each author is difficult to determine. At the same time, the scientific community runs an informal field-dependent credit allocation process that assigns credit in a collective fashion to each work. Here we develop a credit allocation algorithm that captures the coauthors' contribution to a publication as perceived by the scientific community, reproducing the informal collective credit allocation of science. We validate the method by identifying the authors of Nobel-winning papers that are credited for the discovery, independent of their positions in the author list. The method can also compare the relative impact of researchers working in the same field, even if they did not publish together. The ability...

  10. Collective beating of artificial microcilia

    E-print Network

    Naïs Coq; Antoine Bricard; Francois-Damien Delapierre; Laurent Malaquin; Olivia du Roure; Marc Fermigier; Denis Bartolo

    2011-03-16

    We combine technical, experimental and theoretical efforts to investigate the collective dynamics of artificial microcilia in a viscous fluid. We take advantage of soft-lithography and colloidal self-assembly to devise microcapets made of hundreds of slender magnetic rods. This novel experimental setup is used to investigate the dynamics of extended cilia arrays driven by a precessing magnetic field. Whereas the dynamics of an isolated cilium is a rigid body rotation, collective beating results in a symmetry breaking of the precession patterns. The trajectories of the cilia are anisotropic and experience a significant structural evolution as the actuation frequency increases. We present a minimal model to account for our experimental findings and demonstrate how the global geometry of the array imposes the shape of the trajectories via long range hydrodynamic interactions.

  11. Collective bands in 84Sr

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sahu, R.

    1989-09-01

    The structure of the collective bands in 84Sr is investigated within the framework of the deformed configuration-mixing shell model based on Hartree-Fock states. The configuration space consists of the single-particle orbits 1 p{3}/{2}, 0 f {5}/{2}, 1 p{1}/{2}and 0 g{9}/{2}. An effective interaction, given by Kuo and modified by Bhatt, has been used. The calculated levels, having a similar structure, are grouped into collective bands. The predicted lowest K = 0 + band, the quasi-gamma band and two negative-parity bands agree reasonably well with experiment. The structure of the 8 + triplet state, predicted from our theoretical analysis, is in agreement with the results obtained from the g-factor measurement of these states. The calculated B(E2) values also agree well with experiment.

  12. 76 FR 44580 - Agency Information Collection Extension

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-26

    ... Information Collection Extension AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and... information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Procurement Collection,...

  13. 25 CFR 46.3 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... information collection is used to manage program resources and for fiscal accountability and appropriate... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Information collection. 46.3 Section 46.3 Indians BUREAU... § 46.3 Information collection. Information collection requirements contained in this part have...

  14. 25 CFR 46.3 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... information collection is used to manage program resources and for fiscal accountability and appropriate... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Information collection. 46.3 Section 46.3 Indians BUREAU... § 46.3 Information collection. Information collection requirements contained in this part have...

  15. 25 CFR 46.3 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... information collection is used to manage program resources and for fiscal accountability and appropriate... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Information collection. 46.3 Section 46.3 Indians BUREAU... § 46.3 Information collection. Information collection requirements contained in this part have...

  16. 25 CFR 46.3 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... information collection is used to manage program resources and for fiscal accountability and appropriate... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Information collection. 46.3 Section 46.3 Indians BUREAU... § 46.3 Information collection. Information collection requirements contained in this part have...

  17. 30 CFR 840.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Information collection. 840.10 Section 840.10... ENFORCEMENT § 840.10 Information collection. (a) The collections of information contained in part 840 have... clearance number 1029-0051. The information is being collected by States for use in assessing penalties...

  18. 30 CFR 850.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 850.10 Section 850.10... FOR CERTIFICATION OF BLASTERS § 850.10 Information collection. The information collection requirements... assigned clearance number 1029-0080. The information is being collected to meet the requirements...

  19. 30 CFR 822.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 822.10 Section 822.10... ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS § 822.10 Information collection. The information collection requirements contained... assigned clearance number 1029-0049. The information is being collected to meet the requirements...

  20. 30 CFR 822.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Information collection. 822.10 Section 822.10... ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS § 822.10 Information collection. The information collection requirements contained... assigned clearance number 1029-0049. The information is being collected to meet the requirements...

  1. 36 CFR 1.8 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 1.8... PROVISIONS § 1.8 Information collection. The information collection requirements contained in §§ 1.5, 2.4, 2... 1024-0026. This information is being collected to provide superintendents data necessary to...

  2. 30 CFR 707.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Information collection. Since the information collection requirement contained in 30 CFR 707.12 consists only of expenditures on information collection activities that would be incurred by persons in the normal... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 707.10 Section...

  3. 36 CFR 72.71 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 72.71... Information collection. The information collection requirements contained in § 72.72 have been approved by the... information is being collected to determine whether to approve a grant recipient's request to convert...

  4. 76 FR 53887 - Agency Information Collection Extension

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-30

    ... Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Submission for Office of... information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Legal Collection, OMB...

  5. 43 CFR 29.14 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... FUND § 29.14 Information collection. The information collection requirements contained in 43 CFR 29.9... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Information collection. 29.14 Section 29... approval No. 1084-0026. The information being collected is the information required to substantiate...

  6. 30 CFR 840.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 840.10 Section 840.10... ENFORCEMENT § 840.10 Information collection. (a) The collections of information contained in part 840 have... clearance number 1029-0051. The information is being collected by States for use in assessing penalties...

  7. 36 CFR 12.12 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 12.12... NATIONAL CEMETERY REGULATIONS § 12.12 Information collection. The information collection requirements... U.S.C. 3501 et seq., and assigned clearance number 1024-0026. The information is being collected...

  8. 36 CFR 59.2 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 59.2... RESPONSIBILITIES § 59.2 Information collection. The information collection requirements contained in § 59.3 have... clearance number 1024-0047. The information is being collected to determine whether to approve a...

  9. 77 FR 44602 - Agency Information Collection Extension

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-30

    ... Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Submission for Office of... information collection request to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Labor Relations collection....

  10. 30 CFR 773.3 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information collection. 773.3 Section 773.3... REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS AND PERMIT PROCESSING § 773.3 Information collection. The collections of information.... and assigned clearance number 1029-0115. The information collected will be used by the...

  11. 30 CFR 707.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Information collection. Since the information collection requirement contained in 30 CFR 707.12 consists only of expenditures on information collection activities that would be incurred by persons in the normal... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Information collection. 707.10 Section...

  12. 30 CFR 850.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Information collection. 850.10 Section 850.10... FOR CERTIFICATION OF BLASTERS § 850.10 Information collection. The information collection requirements... assigned clearance number 1029-0080. The information is being collected to meet the requirements...

  13. 30 CFR 877.10 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Information collection. 877.10 Section 877.10... ABANDONED MINE LAND RECLAMATION RIGHTS OF ENTRY § 877.10 Information collection. The information collection...) under 44 U.S.C. 3507 and assigned clearance number 1029-0055. This information is being collected...

  14. 30 CFR 773.3 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Information collection. 773.3 Section 773.3... REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS AND PERMIT PROCESSING § 773.3 Information collection. The collections of information.... and assigned clearance number 1029-0115. The information collected will be used by the...

  15. 75 FR 3940 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-25

    ... Collection The current paper-based system is used to collect the information. It is deemed not cost effective... Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, and... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

  16. The USDA Pearl Millet Germplasm Collection

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The USDA National Plant Germplasm System pearl millet collection is maintained at the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit located in Griffin, Ga. The germplasm collection contains 1297 unique accessions collected from 31 different countries. The majority of the accessions were collected or d...

  17. 75 FR 81243 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-27

    ...DEA) employee at the time of the student teaching experience. Affected Public: Individuals or... Collection The data collection is necessary to collect information from applicants for student teaching... automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be...

  18. Collection Policy: PERIPHERAL & RELATED SUBJECTS Other policies . . .

    E-print Network

    Angenent, Lars T.

    with staff in other libraries.) Anatomy (R) and Morphology q The Veterinary Library (Vet) has the CPCR. q Mann collects plant anatomy; Vet collects the animal kingdom, including human. Mann also collects human of information is related to biology, agriculture, the environment or human development. Mann collects

  19. 28 CFR 115.187 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Data collection. 115.187 Section 115.187... Standards for Lockups Data Collection and Review § 115.187 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at lockups under its direct control using...

  20. 28 CFR 115.87 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Data collection. 115.87 Section 115.87... Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails Data Collection and Review § 115.87 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at facilities under its...

  1. 15 CFR 990.43 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Data collection. 990.43 Section 990.43... DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS Preassessment Phase § 990.43 Data collection. Trustees may conduct data collection and analyses that are reasonably related to Preassessment Phase activities. Data collection and analysis...

  2. 15 CFR 990.43 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Data collection. 990.43 Section 990.43... DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS Preassessment Phase § 990.43 Data collection. Trustees may conduct data collection and analyses that are reasonably related to Preassessment Phase activities. Data collection and analysis...

  3. 28 CFR 115.87 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Data collection. 115.87 Section 115.87... Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails Data Collection and Review § 115.87 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at facilities under its...

  4. 28 CFR 115.387 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Data collection. 115.387 Section 115.387... Standards for Juvenile Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.387 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at facilities under its direct...

  5. 28 CFR 115.287 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Data collection. 115.287 Section 115.287... Standards for Community Confinement Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.287 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at facilities under...

  6. 15 CFR 990.43 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Data collection. 990.43 Section 990.43... DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS Preassessment Phase § 990.43 Data collection. Trustees may conduct data collection and analyses that are reasonably related to Preassessment Phase activities. Data collection and analysis...

  7. 28 CFR 115.287 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Data collection. 115.287 Section 115.287... Standards for Community Confinement Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.287 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at facilities under...

  8. 15 CFR 990.43 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Data collection. 990.43 Section 990.43... DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS Preassessment Phase § 990.43 Data collection. Trustees may conduct data collection and analyses that are reasonably related to Preassessment Phase activities. Data collection and analysis...

  9. 15 CFR 990.43 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Data collection. 990.43 Section 990.43... DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS Preassessment Phase § 990.43 Data collection. Trustees may conduct data collection and analyses that are reasonably related to Preassessment Phase activities. Data collection and analysis...

  10. 28 CFR 115.187 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Data collection. 115.187 Section 115.187... Standards for Lockups Data Collection and Review § 115.187 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at lockups under its direct control using...

  11. 28 CFR 115.387 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Data collection. 115.387 Section 115.387... Standards for Juvenile Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.387 Data collection. (a) The agency shall collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at facilities under its direct...

  12. 76 FR 54812 - Proposed Collections; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-02

    ...In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) publishes periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection(s) is necessary for the proper performance of......

  13. H. W. Wilson "Nonbook Materials Core Collection"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harper, Meghan

    2009-01-01

    The "Nonbook Materials Core Collection" is one of H. W. Wilson's new subscription-based electronic core collection development databases. It is a new addition to the five-volume core collection series formerly known as the "Standard Catalog Series." Other titles in this series have long been staples of collection development resources for both…

  14. 10 CFR 26.87 - Collection sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Collection sites. 26.87 Section 26.87 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Collecting Specimens for Testing § 26.87 Collection sites. (a) Each FFD program must have one or more designated collection sites that have all necessary...

  15. 10 CFR 26.87 - Collection sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Collection sites. 26.87 Section 26.87 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Collecting Specimens for Testing § 26.87 Collection sites. (a) Each FFD program must have one or more designated collection sites that have all necessary...

  16. 10 CFR 26.87 - Collection sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Collection sites. 26.87 Section 26.87 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Collecting Specimens for Testing § 26.87 Collection sites. (a) Each FFD program must have one or more designated collection sites that have all necessary...

  17. 10 CFR 26.87 - Collection sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Collection sites. 26.87 Section 26.87 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Collecting Specimens for Testing § 26.87 Collection sites. (a) Each FFD program must have one or more designated collection sites that have all necessary...

  18. 10 CFR 26.87 - Collection sites.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Collection sites. 26.87 Section 26.87 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Collecting Specimens for Testing § 26.87 Collection sites. (a) Each FFD program must have one or more designated collection sites that have all necessary...

  19. Current collection in a magnetoplasma

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Laframboise, Jim G.; Sonmor, L. J.

    1990-01-01

    The authors present a survey of a very incomplete subject, current collection in a magnetoplasma. The best-developed and simplest theories for current collection are steady-state collisionless theories, and these must be understood before departures from them can be analyzed usefully. Thus, the authors begin with a review of them. The authors include some recent numerical results which indicate that steady-state collisionless Laplace-limit currents remain substantially below the Parker-Murphy (1967) canonical upper bound out to very large electrode potentials, and approach it as a limit only very slowly if at all. Attempts to correct this theory for space-charge effects lead to potential disturbances which extend to infinite distance along the electrode's magnetic shadow, unless collisional effects are also taken into account. However, even a small amount of relative plasma drift motion, such as that involved in a typical rocket experiment, can change this conclusion fundamentally. It is widely believed that time-averaged current collection may be increased by effects of plasma turbulence, and the authors review the available evidence for and against this contention. Steady-state collisionless particle dynamics predicts the existence of a toroidal region of trapped orbits which surrounds the electrode. Light emissions from this region have been photographed, indicating that collisional ionization may also occur there, and this, and/or scattering by collisions or possibly turbulent fluctuations in this region, may also increase current collection by the electrode. The authors also discuss effects on particle motions near the electrode, associated with breakdown of magnetic insulation in the region of large electric fields near it.

  20. Mars Image Collection Mosaic Builder

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Plesea, Lucian; Hare, Trent

    2008-01-01

    A computer program assembles images from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Observer Camera Narrow Angle (MOCNA) collection to generate a uniform-high-resolution, georeferenced, uncontrolled mosaic image of the Martian surface. At the time of reporting the information for this article, the mosaic covered 7 percent of the Martian surface and contained data from more than 50,000 source images acquired under various light conditions at various resolutions.

  1. Collective accelerator for electron colliders

    SciTech Connect

    Briggs, R.J.

    1985-05-13

    A recent concept for collective acceleration and focusing of a high energy electron bunch is discussed, in the context of its possible applicability to large linear colliders in the TeV range. The scheme can be considered to be a member of the general class of two-beam accelerators, where a high current, low voltage beam produces the acceleration fields for a trailing high energy bunch.

  2. Collective communication routines in PVM

    SciTech Connect

    Donato, J.M.; Geist, G.A.

    1996-05-01

    The collective communication routines of scatter, gather, and reduce are frequently implemented as part of the native library for parallel architectures. These operations have been implemented in PVM for use among a heterogeneous system of workstations and parallel computers forming a virtual parallel machine. In the case of the Intel Paragon machines, the PVM implementation of the reduce operation utilizes the corresponding native mode library routines whenever possible. This paper describes the implementation of these collective communication routines in PVM including the utilization of the Intel Paragon native mode operations. Performance data is also given comparing the use of the native Intel Paragon collective routines and the PVM implementation on top of these routines on a dedicated Intel Paragon. For our timing results an average latency of 109 {mu}s is incurred using PVM as compared to the native Intel global sum routine. This extra startup is independent of the size of the message being sent and the number of nodes in the group. It is demonstrated that the use of static groups is preferable in time efficiency over the use of dynamic groups.

  3. Electrospray Collection of Lunar Dust

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dziekan, Michael

    2012-01-01

    A report describes ElectroSpray Ionization based Electrostatic Precipitation (ESIEP) for collecting lunar dust particles. While some HEPA filtration processes may remove a higher fraction (>99.9 percent) of the particles, the high efficiency may not be appropriate from an overall system standpoint, especially in light of the relatively large power requirement that such systems demand. The new electrospray particle capture technology is described as a variant of electrostatic precipitation that eliminates the current drawbacks of electrostatic precipitation. The new approach replaces corona prone field with a mist of highly charged micro-droplets generated by electrospray ionization (ESI) as the mechanism by which incoming particles are attracted and captured. In electrospray, a miniscule flow rate (microliters/minute) of liquid (typically water and a small amount of salt to enhance conductivity) is fed from the tip of a needle held at a high voltage potential relative to an opposite counter electrode. At sufficient field strength, a sharp liquid meniscus forms , which emits a jet of highly charged droplets that drift through the surrounding gas and are collected on the walls of a conductive tube. Particles in the gas have a high probability of contact with the droplets either by adhering to the droplets or otherwise acquiring a high level of charge, causing them to be captured on the collecting electrode as well. The spray acts as a filtration material that is continuously introduced and removed from the gas flow, and thus can never become clogged.

  4. Collective sensing and collective responses in quorum-sensing bacteria

    PubMed Central

    Popat, R.; Cornforth, D. M.; McNally, L.; Brown, S. P.

    2015-01-01

    Bacteria often face fluctuating environments, and in response many species have evolved complex decision-making mechanisms to match their behaviour to the prevailing conditions. Some environmental cues provide direct and reliable information (such as nutrient concentrations) and can be responded to individually. Other environmental parameters are harder to infer and require a collective mechanism of sensing. In addition, some environmental challenges are best faced by a group of cells rather than an individual. In this review, we discuss how bacteria sense and overcome environmental challenges as a group using collective mechanisms of sensing, known as ‘quorum sensing’ (QS). QS is characterized by the release and detection of small molecules, potentially allowing individuals to infer environmental parameters such as density and mass transfer. While a great deal of the molecular mechanisms of QS have been described, there is still controversy over its functional role. We discuss what QS senses and how, what it controls and why, and how social dilemmas shape its evolution. Finally, there is a growing focus on the use of QS inhibitors as antibacterial chemotherapy. We discuss the claim that such a strategy could overcome the evolution of resistance. By linking existing theoretical approaches to data, we hope this review will spur greater collaboration between experimental and theoretical researchers. PMID:25505130

  5. Collective dynamics in sparse networks

    E-print Network

    Stefano Luccioli; Simona Olmi; Antonio Politi; Alessandro Torcini

    2012-08-03

    The microscopic and macroscopic dynamics of random networks is investigated in the strong-dilution limit (i.e. for sparse networks). By simulating chaotic maps, Stuart-Landau oscillators, and leaky integrate-and-fire neurons, we show that a finite connectivity (of the order of a few tens) is able to sustain a nontrivial collective dynamics even in the thermodynamic limit. Although the network structure implies a non-additive dynamics, the microscopic evolution is extensive (i.e. the number of active degrees of freedom is proportional to the number of network elements).

  6. The neurobiology of collective action.

    PubMed

    Zak, Paul J; Barraza, Jorge A

    2013-01-01

    This essay introduces a neurologically-informed mathematical model of collective action (CA) that reveals the role for empathy and distress in motivating costly helping behaviors. We report three direct tests of model with a key focus on the neuropeptide oxytocin as well as a variety of indirect tests. These studies, from our lab and other researchers, show support for the model. Our findings indicate that empathic concern, via the brain's release of oxytocin, is a trigger for CA. We discuss the implications from this model for our understanding why human beings engage in costly CA. PMID:24311995

  7. The neurobiology of collective action

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    Zak, Paul J.; Barraza, Jorge A.

    2013-01-01

    This essay introduces a neurologically-informed mathematical model of collective action (CA) that reveals the role for empathy and distress in motivating costly helping behaviors. We report three direct tests of model with a key focus on the neuropeptide oxytocin as well as a variety of indirect tests. These studies, from our lab and other researchers, show support for the model. Our findings indicate that empathic concern, via the brain's release of oxytocin, is a trigger for CA. We discuss the implications from this model for our understanding why human beings engage in costly CA. PMID:24311995

  8. Collective excitations in S33

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    Bisoi, Abhijit; Sarkar, M. Saha; Sarkar, S.; Ray, S.; Pramanik, D.; Kshetri, R.; Nag, Somnath; Selvakumar, K.; Singh, P.; Goswami, A.; Saha, S.; Sethi, J.; Trivedi, T.; Naidu, B. S.; Donthi, R.; Nanal, V.; Palit, R.

    2014-08-01

    High spin states of S33 populated through 27Al(12C,?pn)S33 reaction at E(C12)=40 MeV have been studied using the Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) facility. The level scheme was extended and modified utilizing data from the ? -? coincidence, directional correlation, and linear polarization measurements. Three levels of the negative parity yrast sequence were found to be connected by strong E2 transitions. The lifetimes of these states determined by the Doppler shift attenuation method have been utilized to study the evolution of collectivity with spin. Large basis shell model calculations have been performed to understand the microscopic origin of these levels.

  9. Education Collections as Museum Collections SHANE J. MACFARLAN AND EILEEN JOHNSON

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    Education Collections as Museum Collections · · · · · SHANE J. MACFARLAN AND EILEEN JOHNSON abstract Museum education collections are inarguably a part of a museum's actual collec- tion, just as are the research/permanent collections. However, past practices indi- cate that education collections are typically

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  19. Fury: heroic, bestial and collective.

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    Rossi, P

    2000-01-01

    In his furies and frenzies, man's humanity is pushed to its outermost limits; his human potential is inordinately stretched. In poetic, heroic frenzy, man reaches the gods and divinity. Yet this poetic frenzy is not an oblivion, but a memory; his frenzy is not born from forgetting himself, but from a strengthening of his own ego. Bestial fury is the tale of the self-destructive consequences of attempting to use ferocity and fury against one's own enemies, and the endeavors to keep these forces in check and bend them towards one's own ends. However, the fact that man displays anger and wrath is not the sign of a descent towards the feral, animal realm, but, on the contrary, of an ascent. Man has risen up towards civilization. With this have come collective furies - the common angers of a human multitude, where the single personality is nullified. Might it be that even heroic frenzy, or perhaps above all heroic frenzy, has been liberally used in our times to unleash bestial and collective fury? PMID:10867574

  20. Collective credit allocation in science.

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    Shen, Hua-Wei; Barabási, Albert-László

    2014-08-26

    Collaboration among researchers is an essential component of the modern scientific enterprise, playing a particularly important role in multidisciplinary research. However, we continue to wrestle with allocating credit to the coauthors of publications with multiple authors, because the relative contribution of each author is difficult to determine. At the same time, the scientific community runs an informal field-dependent credit allocation process that assigns credit in a collective fashion to each work. Here we develop a credit allocation algorithm that captures the coauthors' contribution to a publication as perceived by the scientific community, reproducing the informal collective credit allocation of science. We validate the method by identifying the authors of Nobel-winning papers that are credited for the discovery, independent of their positions in the author list. The method can also compare the relative impact of researchers working in the same field, even if they did not publish together. The ability to accurately measure the relative credit of researchers could affect many aspects of credit allocation in science, potentially impacting hiring, funding, and promotion decisions. PMID:25114238

  1. Collective credit allocation in science

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    Shen, Hua-Wei; Barabási, Albert-László

    2014-01-01

    Collaboration among researchers is an essential component of the modern scientific enterprise, playing a particularly important role in multidisciplinary research. However, we continue to wrestle with allocating credit to the coauthors of publications with multiple authors, because the relative contribution of each author is difficult to determine. At the same time, the scientific community runs an informal field-dependent credit allocation process that assigns credit in a collective fashion to each work. Here we develop a credit allocation algorithm that captures the coauthors’ contribution to a publication as perceived by the scientific community, reproducing the informal collective credit allocation of science. We validate the method by identifying the authors of Nobel-winning papers that are credited for the discovery, independent of their positions in the author list. The method can also compare the relative impact of researchers working in the same field, even if they did not publish together. The ability to accurately measure the relative credit of researchers could affect many aspects of credit allocation in science, potentially impacting hiring, funding, and promotion decisions. PMID:25114238

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  4. Art in Special Collections: Latino and African American Fine Art and Photography Collections in Academic Institutions 

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    Hankins, Rebecca; Juarez, Miguel

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    Often university libraries or archive/special collections house large fine art and photographic collections by African American and Latino artists. These collections are frequently hidden due to inadequate funding to ...

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  16. Environmental Activism as Collective Action Key words: Environmental activism, environmental behavior, collective action,

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    Environmental Activism as Collective Action Key words: Environmental activism, environmental behavior, collective action, environmentalism, collective interest model. Mark Lubell Department The literature on environmental activism has failed to produce a model of individual decision- making explicitly

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    ... Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, Comments Requested: CRS Customer Satisfaction Survey... effectiveness of service deliverables rendered. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: CRS--Customer Satisfaction... Satisfaction Survey' will help CRS maintain the highest standards of professional conciliation and...

  15. 78 FR 61324 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Special Nutrition...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-03

    ... Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request--Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS) AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS... currently approved collection for the Special Nutrition Program Operations Study. DATES: Written comments...

  16. 77 FR 75117 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Federal Claims...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-19

    ... and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request--Federal Claims Collection Methods for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipient Claims AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork...

  17. 78 FR 74145 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Survey...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-10

    ... SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection... Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an... collection of information to Elena Fazio, Administration for Community Living, Office of Performance...

  18. 77 FR 47396 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Semi-Annual and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-08

    ... SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection...: Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL... Administration for Community Living (ACL) plans to continue an existing approved collection of information...

  19. 78 FR 47317 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-05

    ...Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection...Information Collection Activities Under the Paperwork...consumer product \\3\\ costing more than $15. The...subject to the Rule based on recent Census data...the Rule requires. Based on conversations...

  20. 78 FR 16536 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed New Collection; Comments Requested: Stress...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-15

    ...New Collection; Comments Requested: Stress Resiliency Study Questionnaires for Milwaukee...2) Title of the Form/Collection: Stress Resiliency Study Questionnaires for Milwaukee...collect data on MPD officers' perceived stress, responses to stressful...

  1. 78 FR 1250 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed New Collection; Comments Requested; Stress...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-08

    ...New Collection; Comments Requested; Stress Resiliency Study Questionnaires for Milwaukee...2) Title of the Form/Collection: Stress Resiliency Study Questionnaires for Milwaukee...collect data on MPD officers' perceived stress, responses to stressful...

  2. 76 FR 36155 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comments Requested

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-21

    ... Fingerprint Examiners Questionnaire. The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Training and... collection: (1) Type of information collection: Identify agencies that provide fingerprint comparisons. (2) The title of the form/collection: National Fingerprint Examiners Questionnaire. (3) The agency...

  3. 76 FR 52015 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, Comments Requested; Establishment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-19

    ...; Establishment and Distribution of National Fingerprint Examiners Questionnaire ACTION: 30-Day Notice of... Collection (1) Type of information collection: Identify agencies that provide fingerprint comparisons. (2) The title of the form/collection: National Fingerprint Examiners Questionnaire. (3) The agency...

  4. 76 FR 64383 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Survey of the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-18

    ...: Survey of the Interoperability of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems Regarding Latent Fingerprint Exchange ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review. The Department of Justice...: Establishment survey and initial approval of collection. (2) Title of Form/Collection: Latent...

  5. 78 FR 50435 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: FEMA Mitigation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-19

    ...Collection; Comment Request: FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION...Collection of Information Title: FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without...

  6. 76 FR 12212 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-04

    ...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: Federal...2126-xxxx. Title: Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Form No...generic clearance to collect qualitative feedback from our customers on our service...

  7. 76 FR 9819 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Generic Clearance for the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-22

    ...Collection; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery; Correction AGENCY: Office of...Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

  8. 78 FR 72153 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-02

    ...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: Internal...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. DATES...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB...

  9. 76 FR 49838 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-11

    ...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: Internal...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. DATES...Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB...

  10. 75 FR 32161 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Focus...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-07

    ... on its expert judgment about consumer behavior, perceptions, and similar information related to... COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Focus... collection of information from persons who may participate in Consumer Focus Groups. DATES: Submit written...

  11. 77 FR 15037 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Special Nutrition...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-14

    ... and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request--Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS) AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), United States... information collection for the Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS). DATES: Written comments...

  12. 76 FR 29720 - Information Collection: Volunteer Programs

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-23

    ...Service Agency Information Collection: Volunteer Programs AGENCY: Farm Service Agency...information collection associated with the Volunteer Programs. DATES: We will consider comment...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Volunteer Programs. OMB Control Number:...

  13. 78 FR 43181 - Proposed collection; comment request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-19

    ... of the Secretary Proposed collection; comment request AGENCY: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency..., the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announces a proposed public information collection and..., Security and Installations Division, Personnel Security, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,...

  14. 78 FR 31522 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-24

    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency..., the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announces a proposed public information collection and... Corporate Application Branch, User Access Services Division, National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency,...

  15. 75 FR 65672 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as.... ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space......

  16. 75 FR 27005 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOTICE: (10-049). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and...

  17. 77 FR 14440 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOTICE: (12-020). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and...

  18. 75 FR 27006 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOTICE: (10-050). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and...

  19. 75 FR 63207 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-14

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as.... ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space......

  20. 75 FR 63205 - Notice of Information Collection.

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-14

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection. AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space......

  1. 75 FR 53349 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-31

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... 2S65, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001. FOR......

  2. 75 FR 65670 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space... publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and...

  3. 75 FR 65673 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... Suite 2S65, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001.......

  4. 75 FR 63208 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-14

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as.... ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space......

  5. 75 FR 27005 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOTICE: (10-048). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and...

  6. 75 FR 27004 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOTICE: (10-051). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and...

  7. 75 FR 65669 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space... publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and...

  8. 75 FR 65671 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-26

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as.... ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space......

  9. 75 FR 38845 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-06

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  10. 78 FR 74169 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-10

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  11. 77 FR 65548 - Agency Information Collection Activities

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-29

    ... revision to the previously approved EEO-5 under the PRA's emergency processing procedures. 77 FR 39238... COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection--Extension Without Change: Elementary-Secondary Staff Information...

  12. 78 FR 13333 - Agency Information Collection Extension

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-27

    .... Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Information... of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,...

  13. 75 FR 5811 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-04

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  14. 76 FR 6470 - Agency Information Collection Activities

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-04

    ... COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection--Request For An Extension Without Change: State and Local Government Information Report (EEO-4). SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal...

  15. 75 FR 81664 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-28

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  16. 78 FR 74171 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-10

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  17. 76 FR 28243 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-16

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  18. 75 FR 8996 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-26

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  19. 76 FR 6471 - Agency Information Collection Activities

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-04

    ... COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection --Extension Without Change: Local Union Report (EEO-3). SUMMARY: In... will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide. Copies of...

  20. 78 FR 74170 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-10

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  1. 77 FR 37907 - Information Collection; Service Contracting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-25

    ... SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Information Collection; Service... request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement... information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation...

  2. 76 FR 67668 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-02

    ...information collected through qualitative evaluation methods will inform the design and...as possible. The development and evaluation process that will be conducted may use think-aloud interviews and usability studies. Data collection...

  3. Intensifying the collective use of public place

    E-print Network

    Aldrich, Darrell E. (Darrell Eugene)

    1994-01-01

    The premise of the thesis states that to intensify the collective use of public place there must exist a broad collective understanding of physical constituents that 'build' spatial relationships. These spatial understandings ...

  4. 77 FR 10782 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-23

    ... proposed information collection will be sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as... collection must be submitted on or before April 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Ms. Susan...

  5. 78 FR 23756 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-22

    ... collection is necessary for DoD IG's compliance with OMB Digital Strategy Milestone 8.2 and will enable the... experience for www.dodig.mil . Questions will focus on data required to collect by the White House...

  6. 76 FR 20714 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-13

    ... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing...

  7. 77 FR 39518 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Notice: (12-036). ] ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and...

  8. 25 CFR 39.809 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Determining the Amount Necessary To Sustain an Academic or Residential Program § 39.809 Information collection... to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements...

  9. 25 CFR 39.809 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Determining the Amount Necessary To Sustain an Academic or Residential Program § 39.809 Information collection... to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements...

  10. 25 CFR 163.2 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 163.2 Section 163.2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS General Provisions § 163.2 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  11. 25 CFR 163.2 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 163.2 Section 163.2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS General Provisions § 163.2 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  12. 25 CFR 163.2 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 163.2 Section 163.2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS General Provisions § 163.2 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  13. 25 CFR 163.2 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 163.2 Section 163.2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS General Provisions § 163.2 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  14. 25 CFR 163.2 - Information collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 163.2 Section 163.2 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS General Provisions § 163.2 Information collection. The information collection requirements...

  15. 75 FR 70298 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration,...

  16. 75 FR 77007 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration,...

  17. 76 FR 4736 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration,...

  18. 77 FR 59597 - Agency Information Collection Extension

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-28

    ...Collection Extension AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U...Management and Budget (OMB) for the Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity...proposed collection is based on the Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability...

  19. 75 FR 20004 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-16

    ... collection, compilation, and analysis of statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses. The Commissioner... Occupational Safety and Health Act by developing and maintaining an effective program of collection, compilation, analysis and publication of occupational safety and health statistics.'' The BLS fulfills...

  20. 78 FR 29383 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-20

    ... collection, compilation, and analysis of statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses. The Commissioner... Occupational Safety and Health Act by developing and maintaining an effective program of collection, compilation, analysis and publication of occupational safety and health statistics.'' The BLS fulfills...

  1. 78 FR 38412 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-26

    ...collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited...for any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board...

  2. 75 FR 16874 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-02

    ...collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited...for any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board...

  3. 78 FR 70358 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-25

    ...collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited...and is not qualified for unemployment benefits under any other law. RRB Form UI-45, Claimant's Statement--Voluntary...

  4. Condition Assessment of Wastewater Collection Systems

    EPA Science Inventory

    Municipal sanitary sewer collection systems play a critical role in protecting public health in our municipalities. They are designed to convey wastewater from their sources to a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Collection systems consist of house service laterals, sewers, pu...

  5. 78 FR 39293 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency. ACTION: 60-day Notice... Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning the information collection known as...

  6. 75 FR 8996 - Notice of Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-26

    ...representing all NASA Mission Directorates and current NASA missions in Earth and Space Science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. II. Method of Collection The data collection uses web-based surveys, telephone interviews and in...

  7. 78 FR 66786 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD... revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed...,452 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Withholding Certificate for Railroad...

  8. 28 CFR 115.287 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.287 Section 115.287 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Community Confinement Facilities Data Collection and Review §...

  9. 28 CFR 115.187 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.187 Section 115.187 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Lockups Data Collection and Review § 115.187 Data...

  10. 28 CFR 115.287 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.287 Section 115.287 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Community Confinement Facilities Data Collection and Review §...

  11. 28 CFR 115.387 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.387 Section 115.387 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Juvenile Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.387 Data...

  12. 28 CFR 115.187 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.187 Section 115.187 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Lockups Data Collection and Review § 115.187 Data...

  13. 28 CFR 115.87 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Data collection. 115.87 Section 115.87 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails Data Collection and Review § 115.87 Data...

  14. 28 CFR 115.87 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Data collection. 115.87 Section 115.87 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails Data Collection and Review § 115.87 Data...

  15. 28 CFR 115.387 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.387 Section 115.387 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Juvenile Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.387 Data...

  16. 28 CFR 115.87 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Data collection. 115.87 Section 115.87 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails Data Collection and Review § 115.87 Data...

  17. 28 CFR 115.387 - Data collection.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Data collection. 115.387 Section 115.387 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT NATIONAL STANDARDS Standards for Juvenile Facilities Data Collection and Review § 115.387 Data...

  18. Ya ri a bsod Collection 7

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    Sha bo don 'grub rdo rje; Skal dbang skyid

    This collection contains fourteen songs collected in the grasslands of Amdo (northeast Tibet) in the area where Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai provinces meet. The songs represent various genres, and were all composed by Ya ri a bsod, an itinerant bard...

  19. Ya ri a bsod Collection 8

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    Sha bo don 'grub rdo rje; Skal dbang skyid

    This collection contains fourteen songs collected in the grasslands of Amdo (northeast Tibet) in the area where Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai provinces meet. The songs represent various genres, and were all composed by Ya ri a bsod, an itinerant bard...

  20. Aerial Photography Collection cmkelly@uoregon.edu

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    Cina, Jeff

    Aerial Photography Collection cmkelly@uoregon.edu fax: 346-1958 ph: 346-4565 Air Photo Coverage for Oregon BLM Districts · The collection does not have any BLM photography to the east of the Cascade crest