Sample records for joint research centre

  1. JOINT TRANSPORT RESEARCH CENTRE Round Table, 7-8 June 2007, Paris

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    JOINT TRANSPORT RESEARCH CENTRE Round Table, 7-8 June 2007, Paris Biofuels: Linking Support to Performance SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS #12;OECD/ITF, 2007 JOINT TRANSPORT RESEARCH CENTRE Round Table, 7-8 June

  2. EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre

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    Saunders, Mark

    EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre for Bioprocessing www approach to the manufacture of therapeutic macromolecules. Careful alignment of the research strategy is the IMRC? The aim of the EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Research Centres (IRMCs) is to promote and support

  3. Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre

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    The Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) works "to support the sustainable use, management and conservation of Australia's tropical rainforests through world-class research, training and technology transfer." The eight Rainforest CRC research programs include Functional Ecology and Global Change, Canopy Processes and Dynamics, Restoration Ecology and Farm Forestry, and Aboriginal Collaboration and Capacity-building in Research. In addition to providing information about the research activities of the CRC, this website contains a variety of downloadable publications including a series of information sheets under the general heading of _Using Rainforest Research_; a series concerning tropical forest issues; annual reports; and newsletters. The site also contains a searchable bibliography with references for a range of publications authored by CRC researchers since 1993. The site provides information about research activities at the CRC-managed Australian Canopy Crane Research Facility as well.

  4. Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre

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    This website describes the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre's work utilizing luminescence and radiocarbon dating. Through this expansive website, visitors can learn about the centre's many research projects including radioactive contamination, isotope geology, and environmental gamma spectrometry.

  5. RESEARCH CENTRES GRID National Research Centres (NRC)

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    Services Office (SSO) E2 McLeod House, G GENERAL FACILITIES Adelaide Uni Sports Association (AUSA) C6 Club Lawns E2 Rose Garden F1 Sensory Garden F1 Waite Campus Map STUDENT FACILITIES GRID Adelaide University Woolhouse Lockers E2 McLeod House, G Resource Centre E2 McLeod House, G Sports Clubrooms & Carpark C6 Waite

  6. REVIEW OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTRE CENTRE REVIEW REPORT REVIEW OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTRE

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    REVIEW OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTRE ­ CENTRE REVIEW REPORT REVIEW OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTRE Name of Centre Establishment Date Date of last review Period of review Current Director Department Date submitted to Faculty Process for Review: Research Centres are subject to review on a three-year cycle

  7. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

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    Located at several site in Greece, the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research was set up as a single institution in order to integrate government-funded marine science research in Greece. The Centre consists of five institutes: oceanography, aquaculture, marine biological resources, inland waters, and marine biology and genetics. The website includes information on services it provides, the center library, current research initiatives, and the center's two aquaria.

  8. Effects of hip joint centre mislocation on gait analysis results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rita Stagni; Alberto Leardini; Aurelio Cappozzo; Maria Grazia Benedetti; Angelo Cappello

    2000-01-01

    Methods to determine the hip joint centre (HJC) location are necessary in gait analysis. It has been demonstrated that the methods proposed in the literature involve large mislocation errors. The choice should be made according to the extent by which HJC location errors distort the estimates of angles and resultant moments at the hip and knee joints. This study aimed

  9. National Centre for Social Research

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    The National Center for Social Research is widely considered to be Britain's premier research group specializing in social surveys and qualitative research for the development and evaluation of public policy. Much of the centre's work is done on the behalf of various public organizations, such as research councils, charitable trusts, and foundations. At the homepage, visitors can read about the centre's various research units (such as the Survey Methods Centre), its respective methodologies and approaches, and recent work that has been conducted. One strong highlight of the site is the inclusion of a number of reports, organized thematically into such areas as leisure, housing, political attitudes, social security, and health. The papers truly run the gamut of social science research, including works titled Attitudes Towards Discrimination in Scotland, Low-Income Families and Household Spending, and Methodological Review of the Survey of English Housing (2003).

  10. Academic Success Centre Research Posters

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Academic Success Centre Research Posters Students are often asked to give poster presentations to communicate research results or describe their current projects. A good poster, like a good report, conveys that will take time to fix. Creating a Poster Posters are often created in Microsoft PowerPoint because Power

  11. Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Forced induction simulator to supply controlled air flow to engine under test Virtual software models Research Fellow Funded Under EPSRC Project Codes EP/C540883/1 & EP/C540891/1 Engine Modelling Advanced Classical or Space Filling Designs Experiments Cycle Simulation Engine Test Historical Data Build Models

  12. The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research

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    MacDonald, Andrew

    The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) is a unique partnership between academia and industry, including research into inflammation and inflammatory disease. The MCCIR Vision The University of Manchester (Uo

  13. Jointly Sponsored Research Program

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    Everett A. Sondreal; John G. Hendrikson; Thomas A. Erickson

    2009-03-31

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40321 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying highly efficient, nonpolluting energy systems that meet the nation's requirements for clean fuels, chemicals, and electricity in the 21st century. The EERC in partnership with its nonfederal partners jointly performed 131 JSRP projects for which the total DOE cost share was $22,716,634 (38%) and the nonfederal share was $36,776,573 (62%). Summaries of these projects are presented in this report for six program areas: (1) resource characterization and waste management, (2) air quality assessment and control, (3) advanced power systems, (4) advanced fuel forms, (5) value-added coproducts, and (6) advanced materials. The work performed under this agreement addressed DOE goals for reductions in CO{sub 2} emissions through efficiency, capture, and sequestration; near-zero emissions from highly efficient coal-fired power plants; environmental control capabilities for SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, fine respirable particulate (PM{sub 2.5}), and mercury; alternative transportation fuels including liquid synfuels and hydrogen; and synergistic integration of fossil and renewable resources.

  14. Research Assessment 2011 Nijmegen Centre for

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    van Suijlekom, Walter

    Research Assessment 2011 Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice #12;Research Assessment 2011 Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice (NCEBP) Radboud University Nijmegen February 2012 #12;Cover.ru.nl Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice Visiting address: Geert Grooteplein Noord 21 Route: 148 Postal

  15. Centre for Economic Policy Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is a European economics research organization with uniquely wide-ranging scope and activities including development of initiatives with the producers, consumers, and sponsors of research. The CEPR Website offers a searchable database of its publications (discussion papers, policy papers, reports and books, the CEPR Bulletin, and newsletter), information on its various research projects, data links (industrial, international trade, macroeconomics, labor, public policy), links to other European financial research organizations, and more. The text of the Bulletin and newsletter may be downloaded for free, while the other papers can be downloaded or ordered via subscription. The Hot Topics page covers issues related to the IMF, WTO, and EMU, economic growth and fluctuations in the European Union, regulation of network industries in Europe, etc. Meeting announcements, contact information for researchers, and a press page are also featured. Researchers and librarians, in particular, might wish to register a profile (free) allowing for online meeting registration, custom start pages, and email subscriptions. This site is worth a look by anyone interested in international economic policy.

  16. Statistical Assistant Research Data Centre, Queens University

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    Graham, Nick

    JOB OFFER Statistical Assistant Research Data Centre, Queens University Position: Statistical@queensu.ca The Research Data Centre (RDC) is a secure Statistics Canada computer lab on the Queens University campus Assistant at the RDC, Queens University Classification: Statistics Canada term part-time CR-04 Salary: $ 44

  17. CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: Commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Academician L A Artsimovich(Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 February 2009; Joint session of the Research Council of the Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Rosatom State Corporation, 18 March 2009)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Khalatnikov, Isaak M.; Fortov, Vladimir E.; Makarov, Aleksandr A.; Fridman, Aleksei M.; Martynenko, Yurii V.

    2009-12-01

    The scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) devoted to the centenary of the birth of Academician L A Artsimovich was held on 18 February 2009 in the conference hall of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS. The following reports were presented at the session: (1) Khalatnikov I M (L D Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, RAS, Chernogolovka, Moscow region) "Nonaccidental coincidences (Lev Andreevich Artsimovich)"; (2) Pashinin P P (A M Prokhorov Institute of General Physics, RAS, Moscow) "L A Artsimovich and inertial thermonuclear fusion"; (3) Fortov V E (Institute of Thermophysics of Extreme States of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, Moscow) "High-power shock waves and extreme states of plasma"; (4) Fridman A M (Institute of Astronomy, RAS, Moscow) "Prediction and discovery of ultrastrong hydrodynamic instabilities caused by a velocity jump: theory and experiment"; (5) Smirnov V P (Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow) "Retracing Artsimovich's path to the thermonuclear source of energy". On 18 March 2009, a joint session of the Learned Council of the Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute' (RNTsKI in Russ. abbr.), the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Rosatom State Corporation took place at RNTsKI; the session was devoted to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Academician L A Artsimovich. The following talks were presented at the session: (1) Velikhov E P (Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow) "Academician L A Artsimovich—the founder of our field of science and industry"; (2) Smirnov V P (Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow) "Retracing Artsimovich's path to the thermonuclear source of energy"; (3) Boyarchuk A A (Division of General Physics and Astronomy, RAS, Moscow) "L A Artsimovich and astronomy"; (4) Martynenko Yu V (Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow) "Electromagnetic isotope separation method and its heritage"; (5) Strelkov V S (Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow) "Our teacher: Lev Andreevich Artsimovich"; (6) Mirnov S V (Institute of Nuclear Fusion, Russian Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow) "L A Artsimovich through the eyes of a former postgraduate student". • Nonaccidental coincidences (Lev Andreevich Artsimovich), I M Khalatnikov Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 12, Pages 1248-1249 • Avenues for the innovative development of energetics in the world and in Russia, V E Fortov, A A Makarov Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 12, Pages 1249-1265 • Lev Andreevich Artsimovich and extremely strong hydrodynamic instabilities, A M Fridman Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 12, Pages 1265-1266 • Electromagnetic isotope separation method and its heritage, Yu V Martynenko Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 12, Pages 1266-1272

  18. Joint Research Office SOP Ref No: JRO/SOP/029

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    documentation of laboratory processes showing: - certification or - accreditation or - established quality 2.0 24.06.2008 Annual Review Final 3.0 08/02/2010 Formation of Joint Research Office Laboratory on laboratory procedures for clinical trials that Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) may

  19. $1M gift creates Chanchlani Research Centre

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    Thompson, Michael

    TURNING HEALTH RESEARCH INTO HEADLINES Pages 8-12 HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS Page 13-16 ALUMNI NOTES Pages 17network $1M gift creates Chanchlani Research Centre Health sciences students engage the city Volume5,Issue2lFall2011McMasterFacultyofHealthSciencesNewsmagazine TOGETHER, ADVANCING HEALTH THROUGH

  20. MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2014 all welcome

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    Maizels, Rick

    MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2014 ­ all welcome 12pm Fridays - Wellcome Auditorium of neutrophilic inflammation' Dr Steve Renshaw, MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics

  1. The University has a number of dedicated automotive research centres, including the Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre, the Turbo Centre and LARG (Lean and Agile

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    The University has a number of dedicated automotive research centres, including the Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre, the Turbo Centre and LARG (Lean and Agile Research Group) Automotive. The research carried out through these centres addresses the broad issues associated with the automotive

  2. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

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    Thomas, Peter J.

    of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 28th Nov. Blood Flow and Blood-FlowFluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre University of Warwick Autumn Term 2007 Unless of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) 7th Nov. The Thermofluid Dynamics of Cities Prof. Rex Britter

  3. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

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    Thomas, Peter J.

    of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands) 28 th Nov. Blood Flow and Blood­FlowFluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre University of Warwick Autumn Term 2007 Unless of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) 7 th Nov. The Thermofluid Dynamics of Cities Prof. Rex Britter

  4. SFU Gerontology Research Centre Gerontology Department

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    and consulting service and maintaining a library collection to respond to requests for information, adviceSFU Gerontology Research Centre & Gerontology Department Publications and Activities;2 Introduction The issue of "Prevention of the Victimization and Exploitation of Older People" is one

  5. Multifactorial estimation of hip and knee joint centres for clinical application of gait analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C Frigo; M Rabuffetti

    1998-01-01

    Estimation of joint centres is required in gait analysis for kinematic and kinetic elaboration. In general, the method is based on regression equations and palpation of bone prominences. A kinematic approach can also be used at the hip joint but appears to be more demanding for the patients. The method presented here combines different independent approaches and is aimed at

  6. NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE (Deemed University)

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    and disease. NBRC would like to recruit suitable persons under a joint project between NBRC, Manesar and AIIMS,100/- Grade pay ` 7,600/- Method of Recruitment: Direct Recruitment (on contract) / On Deputation Nature experience in related field of research. Desirable Qualifications: Experience in interpreting clinical MEG

  7. Jointly Sponsored Research Program Energy Related Research

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    Western Research Institute

    2009-03-31

    Cooperative Agreement, DE-FC26-98FT40323, Jointly Sponsored Research (JSR) Program at Western Research Institute (WRI) began in 1998. Over the course of the Program, a total of seventy-seven tasks were proposed utilizing a total of $23,202,579 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors committed $26,557,649 in private funds to produce a program valued at $49,760,228. The goal of the Jointly Sponsored Research Program was to develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: (1) Increase the production of United States energy resources - coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; (2) Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; (3) Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and (4) Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Under the JSR Program, energy-related tasks emphasized enhanced oil recovery, heavy oil upgrading and characterization, coal beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, coal-bed methane recovery, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils and waters, processing of oily wastes, mitigating acid mine drainage, and demonstrating uses for solid waste from clean coal technologies, and other advanced coal-based systems. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. This report summarizes the accomplishments of the JSR Program.

  8. Environmental research joint ventures among manufactures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John T. Scott

    1996-01-01

    This paper explores the reasons that firms form research joint ventures by focusing on a particular type of venture — namely, ventures that are developing new processes to reduce toxic air emissions. The legislative expression of government concern and intent to develop regulations for toxic chemicals prompts firms to join forces in joint ventures that address the problems posed by

  9. DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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    Calgary, University of

    DIRECTOR OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION The Department of Psychiatry for the position of Director of the Mental Health Centre for Research and Education and Tier I Canada Research health care, education and research. Candidates should possess a personal record of distinction in mental

  10. Joint research activities with CCMRI (China)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takeshi Kamai; Makoto Tanaka

    1993-01-01

    Joint research was made with the Coal Research Institute in China (CCMRI (Central Coal Mining Research Institute)) at their site. The study was conducted as a part of a program called 'Measures against ignition sources of gas and coal dust in coal mines' which focused on abnormal combustion resulting from electrical\\/frictional sparks and explosives. Safety of coal mine explosives was

  11. MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2013 all welcome

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    MacDonald, Andrew

    MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2013 ­ all welcome 12pm Fridays - Wellcome Auditorium *** 22nd November ­ Title TBC Professor Gerry Graham, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

  12. Periprosthetic joint infections: clinical and bench research.

    PubMed

    Legout, Laurence; Senneville, Eric

    2013-01-01

    Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The incidence is low but probably underestimated. Despite a significant basic and clinical research in this field, many questions concerning the definition of prosthetic infection as well the diagnosis and the management of these infections remained unanswered. We review the current literature about the new diagnostic methods, the management and the prevention of prosthetic joint infections. PMID:24288493

  13. Periprosthetic Joint Infections: Clinical and Bench Research

    PubMed Central

    Legout, Laurence; Senneville, Eric

    2013-01-01

    Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The incidence is low but probably underestimated. Despite a significant basic and clinical research in this field, many questions concerning the definition of prosthetic infection as well the diagnosis and the management of these infections remained unanswered. We review the current literature about the new diagnostic methods, the management and the prevention of prosthetic joint infections. PMID:24288493

  14. Centre for Applied Language Research at the University of Southampton

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    Baird, Robert; Hyde-Simon, Caroline

    2009-01-01

    The Centre for Applied Language Research at the University of Southampton is one of two research centres within the discipline of Modern Languages. Established in 2004, CALR now has more than 50 members, predominantly faculty members working in the School of Humanities/Modern Languages, as well as growing number of postgraduate researchers. The…

  15. Profile: Manhiça Health Research Centre (Manhiça HDSS).

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    Sacoor, Charfudin; Nhacolo, Ariel; Nhalungo, Delino; Aponte, John J; Bassat, Quique; Augusto, Orvalho; Mandomando, Inácio; Sacarlal, Jahit; Lauchande, Natu; Sigaúque, Betuel; Alonso, Pedro; Macete, Eusébio; Munguambe, Khátia; Guinovart, Caterina; Aide, Pedro; Menendez, Clara; Acácio, Sozinho; Quelhas, Diana; Sevene, Esperança; Nhampossa, Tacilta

    2013-10-01

    The Manhiça Health Research Centre, established in 1996 in a rural area of southern Mozambique, currently follows around 92 000 individuals living in approximately 20 000 enumerated and geo-positioned households. Its main strength is the possibility of linking demographic data and clinical data to promote and conduct biomedical research in priority health areas. Socio-demographic data are updated twice a year and clinical data are collected on a daily basis. The data collected in Manhiça HDSS comprises household and individual characteristics, household socio-economic assets, vital data, migration, individual health history and cause of death, among others. Studies conducted in this HDSS contributed to guide the health authorities and decision-making bodies to define or adjust health policies such as the introduction of Mozambique's expanded programme of immunization with different vaccines (Haemophilus influenzae type b, Pneumococcus) or the development of the concept of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Infants (IPTi) that led to the World Health Organization recommendation of this method as best practice for the control of malaria among infants. Manhiça's data can be accessed through a formal request to Diana Quelhas (diana.quelhas@manhica.net) accompanied by a proposal that will be analysed by the Manhiça HDSS internal scientific and ethics committees. PMID:24159076

  16. Research on public logistics centre as tool for cooperation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrius Jaržemskis

    2007-01-01

    This paper focuses on logistics centre concept and benefits for users. Intermodal benefit, forwarders impact, IT solutions, new transport flows due to synergy, better supply chain management, additional services, cost sharing, economies of scale, quality of the services, know?how, joint marketing impact, and benefit for growth of third?party logistics services are presented. The main bottlenecks such as duration of planning

  17. The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Marc Horwitz

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Marc Horwitz Associate Professor Sauder Chair of Pediatric and Laboratory Medicine & Centre for Blood Research Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been identified as a putative, macrophages and loss of myelin in the brain and spinal cord. Further, T cells from the CNS of gHV-68 EAE mice

  18. Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

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    Eric Isaacs

    2012-11-30

    The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major public-private research partnership that integrates U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, major research universities and leading industrial companies to overcome critical scientific challenges and technical barriers, leading to the creation of breakthrough energy storage technologies. JCESR, centered at Argonne National Laboratory, outside of Chicago, consolidates decades of basic research experience that forms the foundation of innovative advanced battery technologies. The partnership has access to some of the world's leading battery researchers as well as scientific research facilities that are needed to develop energy storage materials that will revolutionize the way the United States and the world use energy.

  19. University of British Columbia Centre for Plant Research

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    The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Plant Research website displays a simple, yet ambitious, mission statement: "To explore, explain, and maintain plant life on earth." The Centre is associated with the UBC Botanical Garden, and focuses on the following research themes: Evolution and Biodiversity; Evolutionary Genomics; Plant Biotechnology and Breeding; Plant Physiology and Biotic Interactions; and Phytochemistry. The Centre website links to information about faculty and research scientists, listings of selected publications, and brief summaries of ongoing research. The site's Resources section is geared specifically for researchers and connects to Forums, a Links Database, and a weblog. The site also lists postgraduate, postdoctoral, and employment opportunities when available.

  20. NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE (Deemed University)

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    and disease. NBRC would like to recruit suitable persons under a joint project between NBRC, Manesar and AIIMS of Recruitment: Direct Recruitment (on contract) / On Deputation Nature of employment: Under a joint project in interpreting clinical MEG and/or MEG­EEG studies will be preferred. The candidate may also be a physician

  1. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/016

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/016 Final 4.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 20 © Imperial College Review Final 4.0 08/02/2010 Formation of Joint Research Office Informed Consent for Research SOP/03/2011 Author: Lucy Parker, Research Governance Manager Approved by: Date: #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref

  2. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/002

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/002 Final version 4.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 7 © Imperial Formation of Joint Research Office Ethics Approval for Health-Related Research SOP Reference: JRO/SOP/002 Parker, Research Governance Manager Approved by: Date: #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/002

  3. Research Directions in the KES Centre

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lakhmi C. Jain; Jeffrey Tweedale

    2008-01-01

    The ongoing success of the Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES) Centre has been stimulated\\u000a via collaborated with industry and academia for many years. This Centre currently has adjunct personnel and advisors that\\u000a mentor or collaborate with its students and staff from Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), BAE Systems (BAE),\\u000a Boeing Australia Limited (BAL), Ratheon, Tenix, the University

  4. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/020

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/020 Final v4.0 Date: 08/02/2010 © Imperial College 4.0 08/02/2010 Formation of Joint Research Office Data Management SOP Reference: JRO/SOP/020 Version, Research Governance Manager Approved by: Date: #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/020 Final v4

  5. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/022

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/022 Final v.3.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 10 © Imperial College of Joint Research Office #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/022 Final v.3.0 08/02/2010 Page 2 of 10.clinicaltrials.gov 2.5.2 Investigators ­ `Users' 2.5.1 Joint Research Office ­ `Administrator' Page 3 Page 3 Page 3

  6. Office of Research Ethics McGill University Health Centre

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    by clinical investigators to report a change in the status of a research study to the MUHC Research Ethics, and preparation of the research team on issues of study screening, recruitment and informed consent. The finalOffice of Research Ethics McGill University Health Centre Introduction to the Study Status Report

  7. MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2014 all welcome

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    MacDonald, Andrew

    MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2014 ­ all welcome 12pm Fridays - Wellcome Auditorium-GEFs in Leukocyte Recruitment to Sites of Inflammation' Dr Heidi Welch, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge ** 10th

  8. Application Form for Joint Research Application Date: Month Day, 20__

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    Nakamura, Iku

    Application Form for Joint Research Application Date: Month Day, 20__ To: Kyushu University Dean/Signature] Applicant hereby applies to Kyushu University for the Joint Research described in the Attachment 1 in accordance with Kyushu University's Joint Research Regulations. #12;2/3 For Discussion Purposes Only

  9. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/019

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/019 Final v3.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 10 © Imperial College/05/2007 Final 2.0 20/06/2008 Annual Review Final 3.0 08/02/2010 Formation of Joint Research Office #12;Joint Page 6 #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/019 Final v3.0 08/02/2010 Page 3 of 10 © Imperial

  10. DOE-EERC jointly sponsored research program

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    Hendrikson, J.G.; Sondreal, E.A.

    1999-09-01

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30098 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying efficient, nonpolluting energy technologies that can compete effectively in meeting market demands for clean fuels, chemical feedstocks, and electricity in the 21st century. The objective of the JSRP was to advance the deployment of advanced technologies for improving energy efficiency and environmental performance through jointly sponsored research on topics that would not be adequately addressed by the private sector alone. Examples of such topics include the barriers to hot-gas cleaning impeding the deployment of high-efficiency power systems and the search for practical means for sequestering CO{sub 2} generated by fossil fuel combustion. The selection of particular research projects was guided by a combination of DOE priorities and market needs, as provided by the requirement for joint venture funding approved both by DOE and the private sector sponsor. The research addressed many different energy resource and related environmental problems, with emphasis directed toward the EERC's historic lead mission in low-rank coals (LRCs), which represent approximately half of the U.S. coal resources in the conterminous states, much larger potential resources in Alaska, and a major part of the energy base in the former U.S.S.R., East Central Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The Base and JSRP agreements were tailored to the growing awareness of critical environmental issues, including water supply and quality, air toxics (e.g., mercury), fine respirable particulate matter (PM{sub 2.5}), and the goal of zero net CO{sub 2} emissions.

  11. Centre for Whale Research WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EXERCISE AREA

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    Centre for Whale Research WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EXERCISE AREA BLUE WHALE PROJECT FINAL SUMMARY REPORT of Western Australian researchers has been studying the presence of blue whales, presumed to be primarily pygmy blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda, in the Perth Canyon area west of Fremantle, WA

  12. Supercomputer Education & Research Centre Application form for obtaining Students" Assistance

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    Pal, Debnath

    Supercomputer Education & Research Centre Application form for obtaining Students" Assistance 1 : 5. Details of the student(s) identified for the assistance: Sl. No. Name & SR No. Dept. Course/Research. Faculty member seeking assistance 2. Nature of Assistance: 3. Period of assistance : 4. Approximate number

  13. CILT: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    CILT, the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, is an independent nonprofit agency based in the UK that supports the collection and dissemination of information related to the instruction of modern languages. This extensive site details CILT services, projects, initiatives, and research; provides several lists of authoritative educational publications; and posts a calendar of courses, conferences, and training.

  14. The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Peter Schubert

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    & Laboratory Medicine Research Associate, Canadian Blood Services "Transfusion science of blood safetyThe Centre for Blood Research Dr. Peter Schubert Clinical Associate Professor Pathology" As a blood banking organization, Canadian Blood Services is committed to blood component quality and safety

  15. Joint Research Office SOP Ref No: JRO/SOP/025

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref No: JRO/SOP/025 Final v3.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 4 © Imperial College.05.2007 Annual review Final 2.0 19.06.2008 Annual review Final 3.0 08/02/2010 Formation of Joint Research Office by: Date: #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref No: JRO/SOP/025 Final v3.0 08/02/2010 Page 2 of 4

  16. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/014

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/014 Final v4.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 17 © Imperial College/03/2010 Review by: 01/03/2011 Author: Michelle Quaye, Research Governance Manager Approved by: Date: #12;Joint References Page 13 Appendices Page 14 #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/014 Final v4.0 08

  17. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/007

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    Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/007 Final v4.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 11 © Imperial College.02.2010 Formation of Joint Research Office Case Report Forms SOP Reference: JRO/SOP/007 Version Number: Final 4 Manager Approved by: Date: #12;Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/007 Final v4.0 08/02/2010 Page 2

  18. Cyclotron Research Centre Universit de Lige

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    Wolper, Pierre

    .phillips@ulg.ac.be #12;What's the point? Neuroscientists have many questions: How does memory/learning work? Why is sleep necessary? What happens when we sleep? What is « paying attention », « being conscious/aware »? How, biology, chemistry, engineering) · In total ~100 people #12;Research Team Data acquisition · Pre

  19. The NERC Data Assimilation Research Centre and Envisat

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    LAHOZ, W. A.

    2001-12-01

    The NERC Data Assimilation Research Centre (DARC), a Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation, has been recently set up in the UK. DARC is a distributed centre, with participation from the universities of Reading, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh, and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. It has strong links with the UK Met Office, and with European data assimilation groups. One of the remits of DARC is the exploitation of research satellite data (e.g. from ESA's Envisat, due to be launched in November 2001). This presentation will describe the participation of DARC in the Envisat programme. This participation involves: (1) the calibration/validation of Envisat data using an NWP assimilation system, and (2) the production of 4-d quality-controlled datasets of temperature, ozone and water vapour from Envisat using an NWP assimilation system.

  20. Research Joint Ventures and R&D Cartels

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Morton I Kamien; Eitan Muller; Israel Zang

    1992-01-01

    The authors analyze the effects of R&D cartelization and research joint ventures on firms that engage in either Cournot or Bertrand competition in their product market. Research efforts, which precede production, are directed to reducing unit cost and are subject to various degrees of spillovers. It is shown that creating a competitive research joint venture reduces the equilibrium level of

  1. Cold neutron research facility at the Budapest Neutron Centre

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Rosta

    2002-01-01

    The new cold neutron research facility has been routinely operated at the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) since February 2001. This ensemble of equipment consists of a liquid hydrogen cold neutron source, an optimised supermirror neutron guide system and a set of experimental stations located in the neutron guide hall.

  2. Openness--A Way Forward: Development Education Research Centre

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hare-Heremia, Mahora

    2014-01-01

    Education is a vital aspect in the lives of humankind. It contributes and shapes our future as citizens of the world. To understand it is to discover the many hidden talents the world has in store for all. The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) holds many resources that aid in the development of education at a global level. With the…

  3. Department of Computer Science and Computer Learning Research Centre

    E-print Network

    Kalnishkan, Yuri

    . . Department of Computer Science and Computer Learning Research Centre Royal Holloway, University of London 2008 , Slide 1/44 Department of Computer Science, RHUL · Y. Kalnishkan, V Science, pages 293-307, Springer 2007. · , , Slide 2/44 Department of Computer Science, RHUL

  4. Global Institute for Water Security National Hydrology Research Centre

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    Peak, Derek

    Global Institute for Water Security National Hydrology Research Centre 11 Innovation Boulevard Modelling The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) and the School for Environment and Sustainability send a letter of interest, a full CV, and the names of three references via email to Dr. Saman Razavi

  5. Global Institute for Water Security National Hydrology Research Centre

    E-print Network

    Peak, Derek

    Global Institute for Water Security National Hydrology Research Centre 11 Innovation Boulevard Intelligence in Water Resources The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) and the School for Environment, please send a letter of interest, a full CV, and the names of two references via email to Dr. Saman

  6. UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Carr, Leslie

    INFORMATION FOR THE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY (MIEL) PROGRAMME Management Information Systems and PerformanceUNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT-11-430048-8. ............................................................................................... 19 4.3 WARD, S. ET AL. LIBRARY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND LIBRARY MANAGEMENT TOOLS. LUXEMBOURG

  7. TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences

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    Shyamasundar, R.K.

    : _______________________________________________________ 8. Are you applying under the disabled category?: YES NO IF YES, please tick the appropriateTATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences 21, Brundavan Colony category and enclose attested photocopy of disability certificate: Blindness & Low Vision Hearing

  8. Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin No. 55.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1972

    Instructions for the construction of the following apparatus for the secondary school science laboratory are included in this issue of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin: a cheap water purifier using an expendable deionizer can; a simple amplifier suitable for detecting or displaying D. C. currents of 1 microamp or…

  9. Jointly Sponsored Research Program. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-07-01

    The Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) program funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Under this program, which has been in place since Fiscal Year 1990, DOE makes approximately $2.5 million available each year to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to fund projects that are of current interest to industry but which still involve significant risk, thus requiring some government contribution to offset the risk if the research is to move forward. The program guidelines require that at least 50% of the project funds originate from nonfederal sources. Projects funded under the JSRP often originate under a complementary base program, which funds higher-risk projects. The projects funded in Fiscal Year 1996 addressed a wide range of Fossil Energy interests, including hot-gas filters for advanced power systems; development of cleaner, more efficient processing technologies; development of environmental control technologies; development of environmental remediation and reuse technologies; development of improved analytical techniques; and development of a beneficiation technique to broaden the use of high-sulfur coal. Descriptions and status for each of the projects funded during the past fiscal year are included in Section A of this document, Statement of Technical Progress.

  10. ERCOMER: European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    ERCOMER is a university-based research institute devoted to the specialist study of migration and ethnic relations at a European level. The site offers information on research activities, funding, publications, training activities, meetings, and professional networking activities. Two important links from the ERCOMER site lead to EDCOMER, the European Documentation Centre and Observatory on Migration and Ethnic Relations, and the excellent and well established WWW Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations. Merger, the center's newsletter, is also available online.

  11. JointResearchCentre THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

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    Legislation A new approach in development and implementation WFD Bathing Water Drinking Water Surface Water by the concept of protection of all waters WFD Bathing Water Drinking Water Urban Waste Water Nitrates IPPC TODAY implementationTo allow a coherent and comparable implementation of the WFDof the WFD ll To limit the risks of bad

  12. UEA Water Security Research Centre Climate Change and Variability Adaptation and Vulnerability

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    Everest, Graham R

    UEA Water Security Research Centre Climate Change and Variability · Adaptation and Vulnerability · Transboundary Cooperation ­ Conflict · Irrigation Performance and Policy · River Basin Management · Water Allocation · Hydropolitics www.uea.ac.uk/watersecurity #12;The UEA Water Security Research Centre applies

  13. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1986

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1988-01-01

    The research conducted under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA and the FAA, one each with the Mass. Inst. of Tech., Ohio Univ., and Princeton Univ. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of activities is presented.

  14. Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Strategic Plan 2012-2014 Strategic Plan 2012-2014

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Strategic Plan 2012-2014 1 Strategic Plan 2012-2014 www.tcd.ie/tcbr #12;Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Strategic Plan 2012-2014 2 TCBR Strategic Plan 2012-2014 Mission statement The mission of Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research (TCBR) is to bring together

  15. Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics JOINT INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics JOINT INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH 141980 Dubna role increasing the ``cold fusion'' probability in electronic molecules whose nuclear constituents have acting between nuclei and electrons and the strong interaction between nuclear constituents plays

  16. The CRC Contribution to Research Training: Report of a Scoping Study for the Cooperative Research Centres Association

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Palmer, Nigel

    2012-01-01

    This report summarises findings from a scoping study conducted for the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA) by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education. The purpose of the scoping study is to inform the research training activities of Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs). While previous studies have focussed on the outcomes supported…

  17. Joint Control: A Discussion of Recent Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Palmer, David C.

    2006-01-01

    The discrimination of the onset of joint control is an important interpretive tool in explaining matching behavior and other complex phenomena, but the difficulty of getting experimental control of all relevant variables stands in the way of a definitive experiment. The studies in the present issue of "The Analysis of Verbal Behavior" illustrate…

  18. Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Located within Oxford University, the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) was created "to investigate relationships between ethnicity, inequality and conflict, with the aim of identifying economic, political, social and cultural policies which promote stable and inclusive multiethnic societies." Academicians and policy analysts should make a beeline for the "Publications" area of the site. Here they will find a set of policy briefings, policy work papers, and policy context papers. Recent titles include "The History of Violence and the State in Indonesia" and "Education, Labour Markets and Inequality in Peru".

  19. The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune University Campus, Pune 411007

    E-print Network

    Shyamasundar, R.K.

    The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune University as fundamental physics. Of course, research here is centred on low frequency radio astronomy, an area where Campus, Pune ­ 411007 http://www.ncra.tifr.res.in Welcome to the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

  20. Joint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/024

    E-print Network

    to the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Staff working on research studies must ensure 2005/28/EC The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 #12;Joint Research Office SOPJoint Research Office SOP Ref: JRO/SOP/024 Final v3.0 08/02/2010 Page 1 of 5 © Imperial College

  1. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1988-1989

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1990-01-01

    The research conducted during 1988 to 1989 under the NASA/FAA-sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include computer science, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, and applied experimental psychology. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

  2. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1984

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1987-01-01

    The research conducted during 1984 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research is summarized. The Joint University Program is a coordinated set of three grants sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration, one each with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio University, and Princeton University. Completed works, status reports, and bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance, control and display concepts. An overview of the year's activities for each of the schools is also presented.

  3. MRC Centre for Inflammation Research Research in Progress Presentations Spring 2014

    E-print Network

    MacDonald, Andrew

    MRC Centre for Inflammation Research Research in Progress Presentations ­ Spring 2014 4pm Fridays `Prostaglandin E2 and Immune Inflammation' 7 th February Duncan Humphries Lung Inflammation Group `Investigating February February Break ­ no RIP 28 th February Pallavi Mandal Lung Inflammation Group `Atorvastatin

  4. Research in Progress Presentations Autumn/Winter 2014 MRC Centre for Inflammation Research

    E-print Network

    MacDonald, Andrew

    Research in Progress Presentations ­ Autumn/Winter 2014 MRC Centre for Inflammation Research 4pm Kells, Inflammation and Cancer Group 'Environmental stress-related `stem-ness' in aggressive B-cell lymphoma' 10 th October Cunjing Yu, Immunity and Chronic Inflammation Group 'Modulation of immune cell

  5. The Research Training Experiences of Doctoral Students Linked to Australian Cooperative Research Centres.

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    Harman, Kay

    2002-01-01

    Examined the research training experiences of Australian doctoral students working in or funded by Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs). Found that CRC-related Ph.D. students fare well compared to their counterparts in regular university departments, and that on a number of indicators CRC-related students recorded higher levels of satisfaction with…

  6. Swiss South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP)

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    Rochaix, Jean-David

    Research) Human Mobility and Urban Diversity Studies (Transdisciplinary Research) CHF 300'000 per Visiting of Human Mobility and Urban Diversity or Diversity Studies. In the field of migration the research focus is dedicated to developing comparative perspectives on how mobility and heightening social, cultural

  7. Research in subsea welding technology at the National Hyperbaric Centre

    SciTech Connect

    Gibson, D.E.; Liddle, D. [National Hyperbaric Centre, Aberdeen (United Kingdom); Richardson, I.M. [Cranfield Inst. of Tech. (United Kingdom)

    1993-12-31

    The National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen is a testing facility used by diving contractors, manufacturers and offshore operators for testing of their equipment and procedures. The onshore saturation diving system is used for the qualification of hyperbaric welding procedures and diver welders. Research and development projects are also ongoing at NHC. During the past year, work has focused on the development of synergic MIG and Fluxcored wire welding parameters for the subsea repair of offshore structures. A robot welding system has been installed for operation in the large test chamber. Various aspects of health and safety in hyperbaric welding have also been addressed. These include a survey of current practice by contractors regarding welding fumes and gases and the development of an ozone monitoring system suitable for use in welding habitats.

  8. Clinical Research Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center -Orthogate Written by Rush Joints Research Fellowship

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    Bushman, Frederic

    Clinical Research Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center - Orthogate 2013 Dr. Craig Della Valle invites 3rd year medical students to apply for a Clinical Research; interacting with, recruiting, and examining patients in clinic; collecting, organizing, and analyzing clinical

  9. Challenging Traditional Research Training Culture: Industry-oriented Doctoral Programs in Australian Cooperative Research Centres

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kay M. Harman

    Traditional structures and cultures of doctoral research training are being challenged in many countries around the world.\\u000a In Australia, doctoral programs in Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) are challenging traditional modes of university sciencebased\\u000a research training by integrating professional development closely with industry needs. A key emphasis is on producing “industry-ready”\\u000a graduates who possess a broader educational experience closely aligned with

  10. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1989-1990

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1990-01-01

    Research conducted during the academic year 1989-90 under the NASA/FAA sponsored Joint University Program for Air Transportation research is discussed. Completed works, status reports and annotated bibliographies are presented for research topics, which include navigation, guidance and control theory and practice, aircraft performance, human factors, and expert systems concepts applied to airport operations. An overview of the year's activities for each university is also presented.

  11. Research Activities at the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    Research Activities at the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research), 2014 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Location: 3437 SEC Abstract: The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Computing Laboratory (CCL) in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at the University

  12. Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education Biomedical Engineering

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    Calgary, University of

    + Aging population fueling medically related markets Years $ Personnel capacity Healthcare demand BME-year BMES course BMEN 401: Fundamentals of Biomedical Device Design (W) #12;Centre for Bioengineering

  13. Reports from research centres--20. Alcohol research at the Hjellestad Clinic.

    PubMed

    Laberg, J C; Fauske, S; Løberg, T

    1989-09-01

    Treatment and research efforts at the Hjellestad Clinic are based on a biobehavioural model of the addictions. The treatment program encompasses life-style changes and relapse prevention, and extensive assessment for the purpose of the treatment choices. The clinic is treating nearly 1500 patients a year. Psychological and medical research projects have included experimental drinking studies, psychopharmacological and biomedical studies, treatment evaluations, studies of neuropsychological assessment, studies of personality subtypes, studies of violence related to alcohol and drugs, and investigations of women alcoholics. A new research laboratory houses an experimental bar, and state-of-the-art facilities for psychophysiological and neuropsychological testing. The Hjellestad Clinic is the only Norwegian centre for clinical and experimental research on the addictions from a psycho-physiological as well as behavioral and cognitive perspective. In addition, a national educational program offers theoretical and practical training for professionals and paraprofessionals in the addictions in co-operation with the University of Bergen. Training in the addictions and internships for psychology students at the University of Bergen is provided at the Clinic. The centre has established connections with centres in Scandinavia, England, Canada and the U.S., through visiting scholars and study trips. (The centre has an especially strong liaison with the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.) PMID:2676031

  14. Joint Langley Research Center\\/Jet Propulsion Laboratory CSI experiment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gregory W. Neat; John F. O'Brien; Boris J. Lurie; Angel Garnica; W. K. Belvin; Jeff Sulla; John Won

    1992-01-01

    This paper describes a joint Control Structure Interaction (CSI) experiment in which Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) damping devices were incorporated into the Langley Research Center (LaRC) Phase 0 Testbed. The goals of the effort were twofold: (1) test the effectiveness of the JPL structural damping methods in a new structure and (2) assess the feasibility of combining JPL local control

  15. Towards Sustainable Research Capacity Development and Research Ownership for Academic Institutes in Developing Countries: The Malawian Research Support Centre Model

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    Gomo, Exnevia; Kalilani, Linda; Mwapasa, Victor; Trigu, Chifundo; Phiri, Kamija; Schmidt, Joann; van Hensbroek, Michael Boele

    2011-01-01

    In lesser-developed African countries, the lack of institutionalised support for research, combined with limited career opportunities and poor remuneration, have contributed to weak research infrastructure and capacity, and a continuing brain drain to developed countries. Malawi's Research Support Centre (RSC) model is novel in that it provides a…

  16. Research Informed Science Enrichment Programs at the Gravity Discovery Centre

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    Venville, Grady; Blair, David; Coward, David; Deshon, Fred; Gargano, Mark; Gondwe, Mzamose; Heary, Auriol; Longnecker, Nancy; Pitts, Marina; Zadnik, Marjan

    2012-01-01

    Excursions to museums and science centres generally are great fun for students and teachers. The potential educational benefits beyond enjoyment, however, are rarely realised or analysed for their efficacy. The purpose of this paper is to describe four educational enrichment programs delivered at the Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC), near Gingin,…

  17. Centre for Environment Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) Schulich School of Engineering

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    Calgary, University of

    Engineering 671: Energy and Environment Energy overview from primary energy to end use; formation, extractionCentre for Environment Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) Schulich School of Engineering University of Calgary The Centre for Environment Engineering Research and Education (CEERE), Schulich School

  18. Computer graphics around the world: graphics research at National Centre for Software Technology in India

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. P. Mudur; S. Gopalsamy; Dinesh Shikhare; D. S. Dixit; B. S. Patwardhan; N. S. Nayak; S. V. Shanbhag

    1999-01-01

    The National Centre for Software Technology is an autonomous research and development institution of the government of India. It is a centre for excellence in software technology and related computer science areas. It carries out research in a number of disciplines such as databases and knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, computer networking and Internet, software engineering and graphics and CAD.The graphics

  19. Southeast Australian Rainfall Workshop Summary Steven Sherwood, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW, Kensington 2052 NSW,

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    Sherwood, Steven

    Southeast Australian Rainfall Workshop ­ Summary Steven Sherwood, Climate Change Research Centre) rainfall was held at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre on 8-9 September 2009, bringing together about in causing past rainfall variations ­ which bears critically on longer-term prediction ­ and the extent

  20. Head and Neck Mycetoma: The Mycetoma Research Centre Experience

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    Fahal, Ahmed; Mahgoub, EL Sheikh; EL Hassan, Ahmed Mohamed; Jacoub, Angom Osman; Hassan, Doaa

    2015-01-01

    Mycetoma is a unique neglected tropical disease which is endemic in what is known as the “mycetoma belt”. The disease has many devastating impacts on patients and communities in endemic area and is characterised by massive deformity, destruction and disability. Mycetoma is commonly seen in the foot and hand and less frequent in other parts of the body. Mycetoma of the head and neck is a rarity and is associated with high morbidity and even mortality if not treated early. In this communication we report on 49 patients with head and neck mycetoma followed up at the Mycetoma Research Centre in Khartoum. Most of the reported patients had actinomycetoma and the majority were young adult males from mycetoma endemic areas in the Sudan. Most of them were students, farmers and workers. Prior to presentation the majority had long disease duration and the cause was multifactorial. Advanced disease with massive lesion, deformity and disability was the common presentation. There was no obvious history of local trauma, familial tendency or other predisposing factor identified in this group of patients. MRI and CT scan were the most accurate diagnostic tools to determine the disease extent. The treatment outcome was rather poor and characterised by low cure rate, poor outcome and high follows-up dropout. Such a gloomy outcome calls for structured and objective health education programs. PMID:25768090

  1. University of Glasgow v1.0 (18 August 2010) Page 1 of 3 Constitution of Research Centres

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    Glasgow, University of

    University of Glasgow v1.0 (18 August 2010) Page 1 of 3 s. Constitution of Research Centres programme of research. Centre: Constitution 1. Purpose a. Centres will conduct thematic, normally constitutional arrangements may apply. In all cases, Centres will have a designated lead / home School

  2. The Centre for Blood Research "Some Considerations in Coagulation and Its Control"

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    The Centre for Blood Research "Some Considerations in Coagulation and Its Control" Over the past-native materials and bioactive drugs. Recent research efforts in areas related to blood coagulation at interfaces

  3. Where is the patient in models of patient-centred care: a grounded theory study of total joint replacement patients

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Patient-centered care ideally considers patient preferences, values and needs. However, it is unclear if policies such as wait time strategies for hip and knee replacement surgery (TJR) are patient-centred as they focus on an isolated episode of care. This paper describes the accounts of people scheduled to undergo TJR, focusing on their experience of (OA) as a chronic disease that has considerable impact on their everyday lives. Methods Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with participants scheduled to undergo TJR who were recruited from the practices of two orthopaedic surgeons. We first used maximum variation and then theoretical sampling based on age, sex and joint replaced. 33 participants (age 38-79 years; 17 female) were included in the analysis. 20 were scheduled for hip replacement and 13 for knee replacement. A constructivist approach to grounded theory guided sampling, data collection and analysis. Results While a specific hip or knee was the target for surgery, individuals experienced multiple-joint symptoms and comorbidities. Management of their health and daily lives was impacted by these combined experiences. Over time, they struggled to manage symptoms with varying degrees of access to and acceptance of pain medication, which was a source of constant concern. This was a multi-faceted issue with physicians reluctant to prescribe and many patients reluctant to take prescription pain medications due to their side effects. Conclusions For patients, TJR surgery is an acute intervention in the experience of chronic disease, OA and other comorbidities. While policy has focused on wait time as patient/surgeon decision for surgery to surgery date, the patient’s experience does not begin or end with surgery as they struggle to manage their pain. Our findings suggest that further work is needed to align the medical treatment of OA with the current policy emphasis on patient-centeredness. Patient-centred care may require a paradigm shift that is not always evident in current policy and strategies. PMID:24359110

  4. Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: the Kurihama medical and addiction centre-a profile.

    PubMed

    Tohyama, Tomomi; Yokoyama, Akira; Matsushita, Sachio; Higuchi, Susumu

    2014-01-01

    The Kurihama Medical and Addiction Center began to conduct research and to provide medical care for alcohol-related problems in 1963, when special alcoholism treatment wards were established in Japan for the first time. At first, the provision of medical care to patients was prioritized. However, training courses for specialists were initiated in 1975, and the Department of Clinical Research was established in 1984, which led to the formation of the present management structure in which the centre's staff are shared by three departments: Medical Care, Clinical Research and Education and Information. The Department of Medical Care provides specialized treatment for alcohol use disorders and medical services for other conditions, including behavioural addictions such as internet addiction and gambling disorder, as well as dementia and other psychiatric disorders. The Departments of Clinical Research and Education and Information are engaged mainly in specialized activities related to alcohol. The Department of Clinical Research conducts research on the epidemiology of alcohol use, the effects of alcohol on health and the treatment of alcohol use disorders in Japan, in cooperation with universities and other research institutions. The Department of Education and Information fosters the human capacity to achieve the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of alcohol-related problems and the dissemination of information on alcohol. The centre also performs alcohol-related problem prevention activities, government consultations and international collaborative research and personal exchanges, thereby functioning as a central institution for alcohol policy-based medical services and research in Japan. PMID:24033461

  5. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Marshall, Andrew

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau ANOMALIES #12;The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO.cawcr.gov.au andrew.marshall@csiro.au #12;

  6. Te Awatea Review The Journal of Te Awatea Violence Research Centre

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    Hickman, Mark

    Conference Practice and Outcomes: A Review of the Literature Te Awatea Violence Research Centre 17 Centre, University of Canterbury. The Review is also available in PDF format on our website: www. Such conferencing practices are the subject of a timely literature review of the practice and outcomes of the Family

  7. MRC / University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research Seminars Autumn 2012

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    MacDonald, Andrew

    MRC / University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research Seminars Autumn 2012 Fridays (unless and Inflammation, Imperial College London. `Complement, Atherosclerosis and SLE: lessons from animal models' ­ Host Centre. `Innate and adaptive regulation of CNS autoimmune inflammation in MS ­ Toll-like receptors can

  8. National Centre for Research on Rural Education. Report 1981-82.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vickery, Robert L.

    In its first 18 months of operation the Centre has undertaken research on major issues and problems in rural education. Its publications have been received favorably, both in Australia and overseas. Visiting scholars from Alaska and Canada have made valuable contributions to the Centre's activities and have increased its links with agencies…

  9. Inverse Problems, Invisibility and Homogenisation David Wall Biomathematics Research Centre

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    Sainudiin, Raazesh

    , on the other hand, that a sure guide is found in physical interpretation, an analytic problem always being Electric Impedance Imaging Gymnarchus niloticus -- African knife fish (a) Figure: African knife fish Centre Electric impedance Imaging (a) r Figure: African knife fish electric tomography imaging #12;NZMASP

  10. International Seismological Centre (ISC): 40 years Service to Geophysical Research

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    D. A. Storchak

    2009-01-01

    The International Seismological Centre (ISC) was set up over 40 years ago to take advantage of the seismic networks being installed around the world. The main mission is to compile the ISC Bulletin - the definitive summary of the global seismicity. This task would have been impossible without sharing the results of waveform analysis performed by the personnel of as

  11. The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science Post-Doctoral Research Officer

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    Fryzlewicz, Piotr

    The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science Post-Doctoral Research Officer Salary: £32 Science is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Officer to contribute to the AHRC funded Research January 2012. #12;Post Doctoral Research Officer, 1281003 Department of Philosophy Closing date

  12. The Centre for Blood Research John R. Hess, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAAS

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    The Centre for Blood Research John R. Hess, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAAS University of Maryland School of these circumstances. * Dr. Hess will be presenting a seminar at Vancouver General Hospital in the Taylor Fidler

  13. Informatics Resource Library Open to all members of Informatics and research centres associated with Informatics

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    Sussex, University of

    Informatics Resource Library Open to all members of Informatics and research centres associated with Informatics (COGS, CCNR, Sackler), the Resource Library has extensive holdings of textbooks, research for Informatics. Most of these are in the Cognitive Science Research Paper series, of which there are at present

  14. Jointly Sponsored Research Program on Energy Related Research

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    No, author

    2013-12-31

    Cooperative Agreements, DE-FC26-08NT43293, DOE-WRI Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources began in June 2009. The goal of the Program was to develop, commercialize, and deploy technologies of value to the nation’s fossil and renewable energy industries. To ensure relevancy and early commercialization, the involvement of an industrial partner was encouraged. In that regard, the Program stipulated that a minimum of 20% cost share be achieved in a fiscal year. This allowed WRI to carry a diverse portfolio of technologies and projects at various development technology readiness levels. Depending upon the maturity of the research concept and technology, cost share for a given task ranged from none to as high as 67% (two-thirds). Over the course of the Program, a total of twenty six tasks were proposed for DOE approval. Over the period of performance of the Cooperative agreement, WRI has put in place projects utilizing a total of $7,089,581 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors have committed $7,398,476 in private funds to produce a program valued at $14,488,057. Tables 1 and 2 presented at the end of this section is a compilation of the funding for all the tasks conducted under the program. The goal of the Cooperative Research and Development Program for Fossil Energy-Related Resources was to through collaborative research with the industry, develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: • Increase the production of United States energy resources – coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; • Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; • Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and • Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Success of the Program can be measured by several criteria. Using the deployment of the federal funding with industrial participation as a performance criterion, over the course of the program, the copsonsors contributed more dollars than the federal funds. As stated earlier, a little more than half of the funding for the Program was derived from industrial partners. The industrial partners also enthusiastically supported the research and development activities with cash contribution of $4,710,372.67, nearly 65% of the required cost share. Work on all of the tasks proposed under the Cooperative Agreement has been completed. This report summarizes and highlights the results from the Program. Under the Cooperative Agreement Program, energy-related tasks emphasized petroleum processing, upgrading and characterization, coal and biomass beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils using microbial fuel cells, development of processes and sorbents for emissions reduction and recovery of water from power plant flue gas, and biological carbon capture and reuse. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. Technologies being brought to commercialization as a result of the funds provided by the Cooperative Agreement contribute to the overall goals of the USDOE and the nation. Each has broad applicability both within the United States and abroad, thereby helping to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. energy technologies in international markets and assisting in technology t

  15. Geotechnical Research Centre Faculty of Engineering Spencer Engineering Building

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    Lennard, William N.

    of interfacing with industry to solve problems of practical importance for both industry and government. Today for professional engineers and research publications, the GRC also offers highly specialized contract research small or large multidisciplinary research teams capable of solving complex problems faced by industry

  16. We acknowledge the support of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award RE/08/001 Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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    Maizels, Rick

    reductionist approach to cardiovascular disease: Nitrate to nitrite to NO" Host: Dr Gillian Gray 12 October Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award RE/08/001 01 March 2011 Dr Fiona Oakley Newcastle

  17. The Community-First Land-Centred Theoretical Framework: Bringing a "Good Mind" to Indigenous Education Research?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Styres, Sandra D.; Zinga, Dawn M.

    2013-01-01

    This article introduces an emergent research theoretical framework, the community-first Land-centred research framework. Carefully examining the literature within Indigenous educational research, we noted the limited approaches for engaging in culturally aligned and relevant research within Indigenous communities. The community-first Land-centred

  18. Under Which Conditions Do Technology Intermediaries Enhance Firms' Innovation Speed? The Case of Belgium's Collective Research Centres

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mirjam Knockaert; André Spithoven

    2012-01-01

    Knockaert M. and Spithoven A. Under which conditions do technology intermediaries enhance firms' innovation speed? The case of Belgium's collective research centres, Regional Studies. So far little research has analysed the role of technology intermediaries in enhancing firms' innovation speed. This research aims to fill this gap by studying a specific type of technology intermediary, namely the collective research centres

  19. What's in a rehab? Ethnographic evaluation research in Indigenous Australian residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Chenhall

    2008-01-01

    Residential rehabilitation centres are a popular form of treatment for Indigenous Australians suffering from alcohol and drug misuse; however, there has been very little substantive research and evaluation in this area. Based on long-term ethnographic research, this study examines the informal aspects of a treatment programme in an Indigenous residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation service. Evaluation of such services often

  20. The Role of Higher Education Centres in Research and Policy: A Case from a European Periphery

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    Zgaga, Pavel

    2014-01-01

    This article focuses on higher education research and policies in small and/or peripheral countries that usually occupy a marginal position in contemporary international debates. The region discussed here is South-eastern Europe and especially the Western Balkans. First, an outline of emerging research centres and the developments in higher…

  1. Living Lab Research Landscape: From User Centred Design and User Experience towards

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Living Lab Research Landscape: From User Centred Design and User Experience towards User Cocreation Design (Von Hippel, 2005) and User Created Content (O'Reilly, 1998) as well as User Co-Creation (Prahalad & Ramaswamy, 2000). This paper explores the domain landscape of Living Lab research, based on the landscape

  2. RESEARCH ARTICLE What's in a rehab? Ethnographic evaluation research in Indigenous Australian residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Chenhall

    Residential rehabilitation centres are a popular form of treatment for Indigenous Australians suffering from alcohol and drug misuse; however, there has been very little substantive research and evaluation in this area. Based on long-term ethnographic research, this study examines the informal aspects of a treatment programme in an Indigenous residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation service. Evaluation of such services often

  3. Kingston University London Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics Digital Imaging Research Centre Visual Surveillance Research Group1

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    Nebel, Jean-Christophe

    and Mathematics Digital Imaging Research Centre Visual Surveillance Research Group6 Change Detection Moving Blobs Group3 It is not possible to rely only on continuously monitoring by human personnel to detect Object classification Scene feature learning Atypical behaviour detection Human Pose Recovery Human

  4. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Marshall, Andrew

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Background · Gap in prediction of Australian rainfall #12;The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO

  5. MRC CENTRE FOR INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Seminars 2014 all welcome

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    MacDonald, Andrew

    of new interpretation and management of disease progression and regression' Professor Massimo Pinzani Jelena Mann, Fibrosis Research Group, Newcastle University *** 21st February ­ NO SEMINAR 28th February on oncogenic Human Papillomavirus infection and disease' Professor Sarah Howie & Professor Heather Cubie

  6. The Centre for Blood Research Dr. Mark Scott

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    : Therapeutic Efficacy in Murine Type 1 Autoimmune Diabetes" Autoimmune diseases affect virtually all tissues sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. A key cellular mediator of autoimmune diseases is the T lymphocyte. Extensive autoimmune disease research has demonstrated that T Regulatory (Treg) cells are downregulated

  7. HOWYOUCANSUPPORTTHEARC The Antarctic Research Centre is supported by funds

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    expeditions have taken over 250 staff and students to Antarctica to share the excitement and satisfaction University of Wellington Antarctic Expeditions (VUWAE) that has continued to this day. Since then VUWAE an autonomous part of the Faculty of Science, and are recognised as a world leader of research into Antarctica

  8. Implementation and functioning of quality management in the research centre

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. A. Dobrza?ski; M. T. Roszak

    Purpose: The purpose of the study was to present a view of problems of quality management system in university education in the field of education and research. Design\\/methodology\\/approach: In the paper there was presented an approach to quality management system in the institute and associated requirements and purposes. Findings: The paper presents problems of implementation and functioning of quality management

  9. Research and developments of Russian nuclear centres in tritium technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. F. Belovodskii; V. K. Gaevoy; A. V. Golubev

    1995-01-01

    Physical and chemical properties of tritium (T) and its oxides (TâO, DTO, HTO) were experimentally researched; hence, the following was identified: T to TâO conversion mechanisms due to radiation oxidation and isotope exchange in the T concentration range from 10E-8 to 600 Ci\\/1 in gaseous media of technological equipment (air, argon, hydrogen and their mixtures); diffusion, solubility, sorption and desorption

  10. Academic Collaborative Centre Limburg: a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange in public health policy, research and practice?

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    Hoeijmakers, Marjan; Harting, Janneke; Jansen, Maria

    2013-07-01

    Research findings often fail to find their way into policy and practice, which is assumed to limit the effectiveness of public health policies and programmes. We evaluated to what extent the Academic Collaborative Centre Limburg (ACCL), a Dutch boundary organization linking policy, research and practice, has improved knowledge transfer and exchange between the three domains. We used a mixed-methods approach. First, stakeholders jointly defined the ACCL's programme theory, showing how the ACCL was supposed to achieve its intended effects. Second, we assessed the achievements of the ACCL in terms of knowledge transfer and exchange on the basis of the programme theory. The ACCL was found to provide a platform for interaction between actors from the policy, research and practice domains, facilitated by integrated network structures. The number of collaborative projects and actors involved in the ACCL increased, but actual cross-domain interaction patterns did not really change. Cross-domain knowledge transfer and exchange still require major boundary-spanning efforts by the ACCL programme leader. Boundary organizations do not automatically produce cross-domain interactions. In addition to infrastructural arrangements, cross-domain knowledge transfer and exchange could benefit from additional cultural changes, like adopting a deliberative approach to policy making and applying constructivist research designs. PMID:23642789

  11. Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 58, September 1972.

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    Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

    This issue of the bulletin contains four major topics. The first is a discussion of problems involved in establishing good communication with science teachers concerning the activities of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre (SSSERC) via exhibitions throughout Scotland. The second, headed "Biology Notes," presents a discussion of…

  12. Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 57, August 1972.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

    This bulletin of Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information about new scientific equipment for use in classrooms and laboratories. The sciences covered are biology, chemistry, and physics. The pieces of equipment can either be purchased from manufacturers or constructed in schools. All descriptions include advantages…

  13. Metamorphic Testing of Stochastic Optimisation Centre for Research on Evolution, Search & Testing

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    Singer, Jeremy

    algorithms and investigates the impact that different problem instances have on testing optimisationMetamorphic Testing of Stochastic Optimisation Shin Yoo Centre for Research on Evolution, Search & Testing King's College London London, UK Shin.Yoo@kcl.ac.uk Abstract--Testing stochastic optimisation

  14. Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Bulletin No. 61, February 1973.

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    Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.

    This bulletin of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre provides information to teachers regarding the use of newly produced equipment such as an economical soldering iron, nickel cadmium cell, and a desk calculator. Useful information is also included for teachers on the use of electric coils and bicarbonate indicators. A detailed…

  15. FOCUS TERRAThe Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich

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    Gilli, Adrian

    FOCUS TERRAThe Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich Discover the Wonders. Housed within the Department of Earth Sciences the exhibition builds a bridge between scientists scientists and students. The striking architecture of the Earth Sciences' building and the exhibition tower

  16. CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY UNICEF CHILD FRIENDLY

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    Feigon, Brooke

    CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE CHILD AND FAMILY UNICEF CHILD FRIENDLY CITIES AND COMMUNITIES PROJECT Issues: UNICEF is updating its global criteria for communities and cities to be recognized as "child a simple paper-based toolkit be developed to assess how child-friendly neighbourhoods and cities are? Can

  17. Strengthening Responsive and Reciprocal Relationships in a Whanau Tangata Centre: An Action Research Project

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    Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Carr, Margaret

    2009-01-01

    This project came about after discussions with the general manager of the Wellington Region Free Kindergarten Association and Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips (University of Waikato) about setting up a research partnership to support the teachers at Taitoko Kindergarten in Levin. The teachers were establishing an integrated community centre (the whanau…

  18. MANY-SIDED PROGENY TESTING OF BULLS (1) Agricultural Research Centre,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MANY-SIDED PROGENY TESTING OF BULLS (1) K. MAIJALA Agricultural Research Centre, Institute of Animal Breeding Tikkurila (Finland) SUMMARY Several arguments were given for acquiring many testing is still required in many cases. The present Finnish routine includes milk and fat yields, fat

  19. The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research: A New Paradigm for Battery Research and Development

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    Crabtree, George

    2014-01-01

    The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) seeks transformational change in transportation and the electricity grid driven by next generation high performance, low cost electricity storage. To pursue this transformative vision JCESR introduces a new paradigm for battery research: integrating discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization. This new paradigm will accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation and reduce the time from conceptualization to commercialization. JCESR applies its new paradigm exclusively to beyond-lithium-ion batteries, a vast, rich and largely unexplored frontier. This review presents JCESR's motivation, vision, mission, intended outcomes or legacies and first year accomplishments.

  20. a n n u a l r e v i e w National Centre for Research on Europe

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    Hickman, Mark

    a n n u a l r e v i e w National Centre for Research on Europe 2 0 0 2 "It is in New Zealand to us. We look to the National Centre for Research on Europe to promote analysis of and informed debate about our relationship with Europe now and in the future." Rt. Hon. Helen Clark Europa Lecture 2002 #12

  1. SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse

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    Li, Jiuyong "John"

    SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse #12;2 The SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse was established in 2004 as a joint venture between the South Australian Water Corporation and the University of South Australia (UniSA), adding significant expertise to the water research capability in South

  2. Assessing public engagement with science in a university primate research centre in a national zoo.

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    Bowler, Mark T; Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M; Whiten, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Recent years have seen increasing encouragement by research institutions and funding bodies for scientists to actively engage with the public, who ultimately finance their work. Animal behaviour as a discipline possesses several features, including its inherent accessibility and appeal to the public, that may help it occupy a particularly successful niche within these developments. It has also established a repertoire of quantitative behavioural methodologies that can be used to document the public's responses to engagement initiatives. This kind of assessment is becoming increasingly important considering the enormous effort now being put into public engagement projects, whose effects are more often assumed than demonstrated. Here we report our first attempts to quantify relevant aspects of the behaviour of a sample of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through the 'Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre' in Edinburgh Zoo. This University research centre actively encourages the public to view ongoing primate research and associated science engagement activities. Focal follows of visitors and scan sampling showed substantial 'dwell times' in the Centre by common zoo standards and the addition of new engagement elements in a second year was accompanied by significantly increased overall dwell times, tripling for the most committed two thirds of visitors. Larger groups of visitors were found to spend more time in the Centre than smaller ones. Viewing live, active science was the most effective activity, shown to be enhanced by novel presentations of carefully constructed explanatory materials. The findings emphasise the importance and potential of zoos as public engagement centres for the biological sciences. PMID:22496822

  3. Oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology jointly sponsored research

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Accomplishments for the quarter are presented for the following areas of research: oil shale, tar sand, coal, advanced exploratory process technology, and jointly sponsored research. Oil shale research includes; oil shale process studies, environmental base studies for oil shale, and miscellaneous basic concept studies. Tar sand research covers process development. Coal research includes; underground coal gasification, coal combustion, integrated coal processing concepts, and solid waste management. Advanced exploratory process technology includes; advanced process concepts, advanced mitigation concepts, and oil and gas technology. Jointly sponsored research includes: organic and inorganic hazardous waste stabilization; development and validation of a standard test method for sequential batch extraction fluid; operation and evaluation of the CO[sub 2] HUFF-N-PUFF Process; fly ash binder for unsurfaced road aggregates; solid state NMR analysis of Mesa Verde Group, Greater Green River Basin, tight gas sands; flow-loop testing of double-wall pipe for thermal applications; characterization of petroleum residue; shallow oil production using horizontal wells with enhanced recovery techniques; and menu driven access to the WDEQ Hydrologic Data Management Systems.

  4. Four decades of research on thermal contact, gap, and joint resistance in microelectronics

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    M. Michael Yovanovich

    2005-01-01

    The Keynote Paper reviews and highlights over 40 years of research on solutions for steady-state and transient thermal constriction and spreading resistances, and thermomechanical models for contact, gap and joint resistances of joints formed by conforming rough surfaces, nonconforming smooth surfaces, and nonconforming rough surfaces. Microgap and macrogap thermal resistance and conductance models are reviewed, and important relations and correlation

  5. JERICO: a Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Puillat, I.; Sparnocchia, S.; Bozzano, R.; Coppola, L.; Petihakis, G.; Ntoumas, M.; Lefevre, D.; Caballero, A.; Beguery, L.; Testor, P.

    2013-12-01

    Existing coastal observatories in European waters are composed of platforms such as moored buoys, piles, profiling systems, gliders, ';ferryboxes' and automated systems on board of ships of opportunity. JERICO project strives to integrate existing infrastructures and provides a platform for the identification and dissemination of best practices for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of observing systems and the dissemination of data. In order to reach these objectives several kinds of actions are undertaken, amongst which the offer of Trans-National Access (TNA) to a number of coastal observatories and calibration facilities for international research and technology development. This presentation will give a short overview of the selected TNA proposals and a focus will be drawn on some of the TNA results. Calibrating sensors regularly is the prime requirement for getting reliable data from coastal observatories and ensuring their long-term relevance as viable providers of information on the marine environment. The calibration facilities at the HCMR complex in Crete hosted users for calibration experiments. The first one was accessed by a HCMR team to improve their experience in calibrating high-quality oceanographic temperature sensors using primary ITS-90 reference standards. The experiment involved full calibrations of two SBE 35 thermometers from Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. owned by the HCMR that will be used as reference sensors for temperature measurements in their calibration laboratory in Crete. Gliders make oceanographic measurements traditionally collected by research vessels or moored instruments, but at a fraction of the costs. The GESEBB glider Mission started in July 2013, in the southeastern Bay of Biscay. The objective of the mission is sampling the characteristics of a mesoscale eddy that appears in the southeastern Bay of Biscay, during spring and summer. The origin of this structure is associated with the strength and extension of a winter warm flow on the cantabrian slope. Since this eddy is retained in the study area during months, it is expected that during Jul.-Aug. 2013 it will be close to the position observed in the previous figures Fixed platforms allow long term -sensor testing and -measurements. The presented experiment is led by CNRS/OBS-VLFR and consists in the implementation of automatic Dissolved Oxygen (DO) measurements in the mooring operated by CNR/ISMAR in the Corsica Channel (Ligurian Sea). The deployment began in Nov. 2012 and lasted for twelve months. The final purpose of the research is to integrate the DO concentration in the long term time series data in the Ligurian basin to track and evaluate the water mass variability and to estimate the time lag between the eastern and the western part of the Ligurian Sea. The development of high-quality and comprehensive coastal observing systems has only recently moved forward, principally at national and regional level. In this overall context, the JERICO project aims at creating a solid and transparent organization towards an operational service for the continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to the marine environment in European coastal and shelf seas. It promotes joint research initiatives and standardisation as illustrated by TNA experiments.

  6. III JOINT SYMPOSIUM OF TAIWAN-RUSSIA RESEARCH COOPERATION ON ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN

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    Kaplan, Alexander

    .. III - « , » III JOINT SYMPOSIUM OF TAIWAN-RUSSIA RESEARCH: Institute of Mechanics, LMSU, Moscow, Russia Dates: November 0712, 2012 Sponsors: National Science Council, Taiwan Institute of Mechanics, LMSU, Moscow, Russia 2012 #12; 531/534 22.2 63

  7. Easing Arthritis: Research offers new hope for people with common joint disease.

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Current Issue Past Issues Easing Arthritis: Research offers new hope for people with common joint disease Past ... knees, pain plagued her every step. Living in New York City, Saisselin relied on walking and public ...

  8. SERIES Concluding Workshop Joint Research Center, ISPRA, Italy, 28 May 2013

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    (Italy) earthquake of the 29th of May 2SERIES Concluding Workshop Joint Research Center, ISPRA, Italy, 28 May 2013 Pseudo-dynamic Testing. Department of Civil, Environment and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy Page 1 Oreste S

  9. The Alpine Wildlife Research Centre of the Gran Paradiso National Park organizes the workshop: Gran Paradiso Summer School in Ecological Statistics

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    Robert, Christian P.

    The Alpine Wildlife Research Centre of the Gran Paradiso National Park organizes the workshop: Gran, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy 13-17 July 2009 Introduction The Alpine Wildlife Research Centre

  10. Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology 546 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H2W 1S6 Tel: (514) 3988988 Fax: (514) 3985111

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology office is located at the Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology, and the clinical, through both clinical and academic initiatives. Weight loss and wasting are the hallmark of many

  11. Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology 546 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H2W 1S6 Tel: (514) 3988988 Fax: (514) 3985111

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    Barthelat, Francois

    1 ` Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research administrative office is located at the Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology. Clinical, through both clinical and academic initiatives. Weight loss and wasting are the hallmark of many

  12. [Print] [Close] Max Planck-NCBS sets up Centre of Lipid Research to focus on developmental biology, molecular

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    Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

    [Print] [Close] Max Planck-NCBS sets up Centre of Lipid Research to focus on developmental biology for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics coordination of the project. Prof Zerial will be responsible for the new Max Planck-NCBS Centre on Lipid

  13. prismprismNo 259/March 2011 A world-leading research and technology centre that will transform

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    Mottram, Nigel

    and bio-nano systems. The Principal, Professor Jim McDonald, said: "As a leading technological UniversityprismprismNo 259/March 2011 A world-leading research and technology centre that will transform, was launched in March at the University. technology and innovation centre launched The Technology

  14. Pad finish related board-level solder joint reliability research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chen Zhengrong; Zhou Jianwei; Fu Xingming; Lee Jaisung

    2010-01-01

    Pad finish is the direct interface between PCB and solder ball, it plays an important role in determining the compound and characteristics of IMC formed at those interfaces, and even to change the mechanical property and microstructure of bulk solder joint. In this paper, we investigated the reliability property of 10 different pad finish combinations. The substrate finish includes electro-plated

  15. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Marshall, Andrew

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Andrew Marshall Intra-seasonal Variability Research Scientist Thank you www.cawcr.gov.au andrew.marshall@csiro.au #12;

  16. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Marshall, Andrew

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Andrew Marshall Intra-seasonal Variability Research Scientist Thank you www.cawcr.gov.au andrew.marshall@csiro.au #12;

  17. 1. Kyoto University Renmin University joint Research Center

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    Takada, Shoji

    Station 21. Laos Field Station 22. Makassar Field Station 23. Cambodia Field Station 24. Indonesia. African Anthropological and Biological Field Research Center 48. Kuala Sungai Danum Research Station 49

  18. Conceptualizing Research-Practice Partnerships as Joint Work at Boundaries

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    Penuel, William R.; Allen, Anna-Ruth; Coburn, Cynthia E.; Farrell, Caitlin

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a conceptual framework for analyzing how researchers and district leaders perceive and navigate differences they encounter in the context of research-practice partnerships. Our framework contrasts with images of partnership work as facilitating the translation of research into practice. Instead, we argue that partnership…

  19. Oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, jointly sponsored research

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Progress made in five research programs is described. The subtasks in oil shale study include oil shale process studies and unconventional applications and markets for western oil shale.The tar sand study is on recycle oil pyrolysis and extraction (ROPE) process. Four tasks are described in coal research: underground coal gasification; coal combustion; integrated coal processing concepts; and sold waste management. Advanced exploratory process technology includes: advanced process concepts; advanced mitigation concepts; and oil and gas technology. Jointly sponsored research covers: organic and inorganic hazardous waste stabilization; CROW field demonstration with Bell Lumber and Pole; development and validation of a standard test method for sequential batch extraction fluid; PGI demonstration project; operation and evaluation of the CO[sub 2] HUFF-N-PUFF process; fly ash binder for unsurfaced road aggregates; solid state NMR analysis of Mesaverde group, Greater Green River Basin, tight gas sands; flow-loop testing of double-wall pipe for thermal applications; shallow oil production using horizontal wells with enhanced oil recovery techniques; NMR analysis of sample from the ocean drilling program; and menu driven access to the WDEQ hydrologic data management system.

  20. The Cyclotron radionuclide program at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hupf, Homer B.; Tischer, Stephen D.; Al-Watban, Farouk

    1985-05-01

    The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Cyclotron is being used to produce radionuclides for nuclear medicine, short-lived positron emitters for positron emission tomography (PET) studies, neutrons for therapy and biological research. Radiopharmaceuticals for planar imaging at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and other hospitals in Saudi Arabia include thallous-201 chloride, gallium-67 citrate, sodium iodide 123I capsules, 123I orthoiodohippurate and 81mKr generators. Products from short-lived positron emitters such as 18F fluordeoxyglucose, 11C methionine, 15O carbon dioxide and 63Zn hematoporphyrin are prepared and used on site for physiological studies in a PET program. Several patients have been treated with neutron therapy and a program for studying neutron radiation effects on cells is underway. Radiopharmaceutical products under development include 111In-labelled monoclonal antibodies for specific tumor detection, 11C methylglucose for metabolic studies and 11C putrescine for tumor localization.

  1. People-centred science: strengthening the practice of health policy and systems research

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is a transdisciplinary field of global importance, with its own emerging standards for creating, evaluating, and utilizing knowledge, and distinguished by a particular orientation towards influencing policy and wider action to strengthen health systems. In this commentary, we argue that the ability of the HPSR field to influence real world change hinges on its becoming more people-centred. We see people-centredness as recognizing the field of enquiry as one of social construction, requiring those conducting HPSR to locate their own position in the system, and conduct and publish research in a manner that foregrounds human agency attributes and values, and is acutely attentive to policy context. Change occurs at many layers of a health system, shaped by social, political, and economic forces, and brought about by different groups of people who make up the system, including service users and communities. The seeds of transformative practice in HPSR lie in amplifying the breadth and depth of dialogue across health system actors in the conduct of research – recognizing that these actors are all generators, sources, and users of knowledge about the system. While building such a dialogic practice, those conducting HPSR must strive to protect the autonomy and integrity of their ideas and actions, and also clearly explain their own positions and the value-basis of their work. We conclude with a set of questions that health policy and systems researchers may wish to consider in making their practice more people-centred, and hence more oriented toward real-world change. PMID:24739525

  2. People-centred science: strengthening the practice of health policy and systems research.

    PubMed

    Sheikh, Kabir; George, Asha; Gilson, Lucy

    2014-01-01

    Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is a transdisciplinary field of global importance, with its own emerging standards for creating, evaluating, and utilizing knowledge, and distinguished by a particular orientation towards influencing policy and wider action to strengthen health systems. In this commentary, we argue that the ability of the HPSR field to influence real world change hinges on its becoming more people-centred. We see people-centredness as recognizing the field of enquiry as one of social construction, requiring those conducting HPSR to locate their own position in the system, and conduct and publish research in a manner that foregrounds human agency attributes and values, and is acutely attentive to policy context. Change occurs at many layers of a health system, shaped by social, political, and economic forces, and brought about by different groups of people who make up the system, including service users and communities. The seeds of transformative practice in HPSR lie in amplifying the breadth and depth of dialogue across health system actors in the conduct of research - recognizing that these actors are all generators, sources, and users of knowledge about the system. While building such a dialogic practice, those conducting HPSR must strive to protect the autonomy and integrity of their ideas and actions, and also clearly explain their own positions and the value-basis of their work. We conclude with a set of questions that health policy and systems researchers may wish to consider in making their practice more people-centred, and hence more oriented toward real-world change. PMID:24739525

  3. Initial results from the joint NASA-Lewis/U.S. Army icing flight research tests

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Belte, Daumants; Ranaudo, Richard J.

    1989-01-01

    The U.S. Army/NASA joint testing of the various aspects of in-flight and ground-based icing simulation facilities and instrumentation is reviewed. The NASA DN-6 icing research aircraft, the U.S. Army JU-21A aircraft, the portable spray rig, helicopter icing spray system, and icing research tunnel are examined. Natural and artificial icing tests, turbulence measurements, and calibration and icing research tunnel tests are described and test results are reported.

  4. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Allen, Stewart

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau and Climate Research); Issue 7. Copyright and Disclaimer © 2011 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau

  5. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Ebert, Beth

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau and Climate Research); Issue 6. Copyright and Disclaimer © 2011 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau

  6. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Taylor, Andy

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau Research); Issue 2. Copyright and Disclaimer © 2008 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. To the extent be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau

  7. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Oke, Peter

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau Peter R. Oke, Madeleine L. Cahill, David A. Griffin, Mike Herzfeld CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research and Wealth from Oceans Flagship Program, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia peter.oke@csiro.au Introduction Regional

  8. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Taylor, Andy

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau and Climate Research - a partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology CAWCR Technical Report No.taylor@bom.gov.au Copyright and Disclaimer © 2010 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. To the extent permitted by law, all

  9. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Protat, Alain

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau and Climate Research); Issue 4. Copyright and Disclaimer © 2010 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau

  10. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

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    Marshall, Andrew

    of Meteorology Australian intra-seasonal climate variability A.G. Marshall D. Hudson, M.C. Wheeler, H.H. Hendon Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Risbey et al. (2009 of Meteorology MJO SAM Blocking #12;The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between

  11. Building a Student-Centred Learning Framework Using Social Software in the Middle Years Classroom: An Action Research Study

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    Casey, Gail

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses the development of the online spaces that were used to create a learning framework: a student-centred framework that combined face-to-face teaching with online social and participatory media. The author, as part of her Doctoral research study, used action research as a mechanism for continual improvement as she redesigned…

  12. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) The Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference concert

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    Kambhampati, Patanjali

    The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) presents: The Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference concert June 13, 2013, 8:00pm, Multimedia Room 527 Sherbrooke Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), in collaboration with the Conference on Mathematics

  13. he building that houses the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research can be described as transparent,

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    Zandstra, Peter W.

    T he building that houses the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research can faculty. Each of the new recruits, along with other researchers in the building, have started new towards the glass wall of the building to the expansive and unobstructed view of the skyline and the city

  14. Lessons from Building the Research Information Centre (RIC) Roger Barga, Microsoft Research

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    believe this will result in revolutionary changes in behavior and research efficiency. Content Management Use online tools to achieve faster results. Publish Disseminate the study results for the public. Facilitate collaboration among researchers . Provide a more effective means to work together. · Available

  15. The Radiopharmaceuticals Production and Research Centre established by the Heavy Ion Laboratory of the University of Warsaw

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    Choi?ski, J.; Jastrz?bskia, J.; Kilian, K.; Mazur, I.; Napiorkowski, P. J.; P?kal, A.; Szczepaniak, D.

    2014-03-01

    The Radiopharmaceuticals Production and Research Centre was recently installed on the premises of the Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw. Equipped with a medical PETtrace p/d cyclotron , radiochemistry synthesis and dispensing units and a modern quality control laboratory the Centre is intended to produce regularly for commercial purposes the classic PET radiopharmaceuticals ( such -as e.g. FDG- ). Situated on the largest Warsaw scientific campus OCHOTA, an important part of the Centre's activities will also be devoted to the production of known species for preclinical studies and research into innovative radiopharmaceuticals in collaboration with other scientific units of this Campus as well as with members of the Warsaw Consortium for PET Collaboration. Research into the accelerator production route of 99mTc will also begin shortly.

  16. Towards a knowledge management and learning taxonomy for research joint ventures

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    Elena Revilla; Joseph Sarkis; Juan Acosta

    2005-01-01

    Research joint ventures (RJVs) are project environments that typically focus on the development of innovations and ideas. The development and management of knowledge is the primary objective for these RJVs. To help understand the practices and characteristics of RJV knowledge management and learning processes we introduce a taxonomy for these types of project environments. Using existing literature and supporting case

  17. Modernization of the vacuum system of synchrotron radiation sources at the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute

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    Moseiko, N. I.; Krylov, Yu. V.; Moseiko, L. A.; Odintsov, D. G.; Semenov, B. I.; Shirokov, A. V.

    2012-07-01

    The modernization project of the vacuum system of the synchrotron radiation source at the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (NRC KI) has been designed and is being implemented; it includes a change in the system to high-voltage power sources for NMD and PVIG-0.25/630 pumps. The system is controlled via the CAN bus, and the vacuum is controlled by measuring pump currents in a range of 0.0001-10 mA. The system ensures a vacuum of 10-7 Pa. The status is mapped and the data collected into the archive are processed on the MS SQL Server platform. The efficiency and reliability of the vacuum system is increased by this work, making it possible to improve the main parameters of the SR source.

  18. Climate Models from the Joint Global Change Research Institute

    DOE Data Explorer

    Staff at the Joint Institute develop and use models to simulate the economic and physical impacts of global change policy options. The GCAM, for example, gives analysts insight into how regional and national economies might respond to climate change mitigation policies including carbon taxes, carbon trading, and accelerated deployment of energy technology. Three available models are Phoenix, GCAM, and EPIC. Phoenix is a global, dynamic recursive, computable general equilibrium model that is solved in five-year time steps from 2005 through 2100 and divides the world into twenty-four regions. Each region includes twenty-six industrial sectors. Particular attention is paid to energy production in Phoenix. There are nine electricity-generating technologies (coal, natural gas, oil, biomass, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, and geothermal) and four additional energy commodities: crude oil, refined oil products, coal, and natural gas. Phoenix is designed to answer economic questions related to international climate and energy policy and international trade. Phoenix replaces the Second Generation Model (SGM) that was formerly used for general equilibrium analysis at JGCRI. GCAM is the Global Change Assessment Model, a partial equilibrium model of the world with 14 regions. GCAM operates in 5 year time steps from 1990 to 2095 and is designed to examine long-term changes in the coupled energy, agriculture/land-use, and climate system. GCAM includes a 151-region agriculture land-use module and a reduced form carbon cycle and climate module in addition to its incorporation of demographics, resources, energy production and consumption. The model has been used extensively in a number of assessment and modeling activities such as the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF), the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program, and the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and IPCC assessment reports. GCAM is now freely available as a community model. The Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) Model is a process-based agricultural systems model composed of simulation components for weather, hydrology, nutrient cycling, pesticide fate, tillage, crop growth, soil erosion, crop and soil management and economics. Staff at PNNL have been involved in the development of this model by integrating new sub-models for soil carbon dynamics and nitrogen cycling.

  19. Research Activities by Water Utilities—JOINT DISCUSSION

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    Paul Weir; Harold W. Humphreys; Henry J. Graeser; Kenneth J. Miller; Richard D. Heaton; Gerald J. Remus; Joseph V. Radziul; Alan Hess; Kenneth E. Shull; Lee Streicher

    1972-01-01

    The larger utilities throughout the US must take a lead role in researching various techniques so that the industry can continue to serve its customers adequately. Depending on location, priorities change. Thus, in Dallas and Denver, where water supplies for the future are less certain than in other areas of the country, the utilities are investigating reuse of wastewater. Other

  20. 28 ISSP Activity Report 2012 Highlights of Joint Research

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    of major Japanese research institutes in various branches of materials science are involved. The SCC administration is not the only function of the SCC. The ISSP started hosting Computational Materials Science Initiative (CMSI), a new activity of promoting materials science study with next-generation parallel super

  1. 26 ISSP Activity Report 2013 Highlights of Joint Research

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    of major Japanese research institutes in various branches of materials science are involved. The SCC administration is not the only function of the SCC. The ISSP started hosting Computational Materials Science Initiative (CMSI), a new activity of promoting materials science study with next-generation parallel super

  2. Joint Research Office SOP Ref No: CRO/SOP/023

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    Operation Procedure (SOP) describes the procedure for applying to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) for a license to carry out research activities that fall under the 1990 Human Fertilisation · Storing any gametes · Using donated sperm or donated eggs in the course of providing treatment services

  3. Dose reconstruction for the Urals population. Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research, Project 1.1 -- Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Degteva, M.O. [Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk (Russian Federation)] [Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk (Russian Federation); Drozhko, E. [Branch 1 of Moscow Biophysics Inst., Ozersk (Russian Federation)] [Branch 1 of Moscow Biophysics Inst., Ozersk (Russian Federation); Anspaugh, L.R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Napier, B.A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Bouville, A.C. [National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD (United States)] [National Cancer Inst., Bethesda, MD (United States); Miller, C.W. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States)] [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (United States)

    1996-02-01

    This work is being carried out as a feasibility study to determine if a long-term course of work can be implemented to assess the long-term risks of radiation exposure delivered at low to moderate dose rates to the populations living in the vicinity of the Mayak Industrial Association (MIA). This work was authorized and conducted under the auspices of the US-Russian Joint Coordinating Committee on Radiation Effects Research (JCCRER) and its Executive Committee (EC). The MIA was the first Russian site for the production and separation of plutonium. This plant began operation in 1948, and during its early days there were technological failures that resulted in the release of large amounts of waste into the rather small Techa River. There were also gaseous releases of radioiodines and other radionuclides during the early days of operation. In addition, there was an accidental explosion in a waste storage tank in 1957 that resulted in a significant release. The Techa River Cohort has been studied for several years by scientists from the Urals Research Centre for Radiation Medicine and an increase in both leukemia and solid tumors has been noted.

  4. Joint Committee on the Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill Response from the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust

    E-print Network

    Rambaut, Andrew

    Joint Committee on the Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill Response from the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust Introduction The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust welcome the opportunity to respond to the Joint Committee's call for evidence on the Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill

  5. Joint nuclear safety research projects between the US and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers

    SciTech Connect

    Bougaenko, S.E.; Kraev, A.E. [International Nuclear Safety Center of the Russian MINATOM, Moscow (Russian Federation); Hill, D.L.; Braun, J.C.; Klickman, A.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). International Nuclear Safety Center

    1998-08-01

    The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) formed international Nuclear Safety Centers in October 1995 and July 1996, respectively, to collaborate on nuclear safety research. Since January 1997, the two centers have initiated the following nine joint research projects: (1) INSC web servers and databases; (2) Material properties measurement and assessment; (3) Coupled codes: Neutronic, thermal-hydraulic, mechanical and other; (4) Severe accident management for Soviet-designed reactors; (5) Transient management and advanced control; (6) Survey of relevant nuclear safety research facilities in the Russian Federation; (8) Advanced structural analysis; and (9) Development of a nuclear safety research and development plan for MINATOM. The joint projects were selected on the basis of recommendations from two groups of experts convened by NEA and from evaluations of safety impact, cost, and deployment potential. The paper summarizes the projects, including the long-term goals, the implementing strategy and some recent accomplishments for each project.

  6. Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research, 1990-1991

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morrell, Frederick R. (compiler)

    1991-01-01

    The goals of this program are consistent with the interests of both NASA and the FAA in furthering the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System. Research carried out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ohio University, and Princeton University are covered. Topics studied include passive infrared ice detection for helicopters, the cockpit display of hazardous windshear information, fault detection and isolation for multisensor navigation systems, neural networks for aircraft system identification, and intelligent failure tolerant control.

  7. LeaRN: A Collaborative Learning-Research Network for a WLCG Tier-3 Centre

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pérez Calle, Elio

    2011-12-01

    The Department of Modern Physics of the University of Science and Technology of China is hosting a Tier-3 centre for the ATLAS experiment. A interdisciplinary team of researchers, engineers and students are devoted to the task of receiving, storing and analysing the scientific data produced by the LHC. In order to achieve the highest performance and to develop a knowledge base shared by all members of the team, the research activities and their coordination are being supported by an array of computing systems. These systems have been designed to foster communication, collaboration and coordination among the members of the team, both face-to-face and remotely, and both in synchronous and asynchronous ways. The result is a collaborative learning-research network whose main objectives are awareness (to get shared knowledge about other's activities and therefore obtain synergies), articulation (to allow a project to be divided, work units to be assigned and then reintegrated) and adaptation (to adapt information technologies to the needs of the group). The main technologies involved are Communication Tools such as web publishing, revision control and wikis, Conferencing Tools such as forums, instant messaging and video conferencing and Coordination Tools, such as time management, project management and social networks. The software toolkit has been deployed by the members of the team and it has been based on free and open source software.

  8. Evaluating Industry-Based Doctoral Research Programs: Perspectives and Outcomes of Australian Cooperative Research Centre Graduates

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    Manathunga, Catherine; Pitt, Rachael; Cox, Laura; Boreham, Paul; Mellick, George; Lant, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Researchers of the future will need to be able to work across the increasingly porous boundaries between university, industry, government and community sectors. Concerns have been raised internationally for several decades about the content and approaches adopted in doctoral programs. Innovative doctoral programs that facilitate students'…

  9. HIGHER DEGREE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES A COMMUNITY CREATED FOR ADVANCING HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Liley, David

    @sizechina.com University Distinguished Professor Ken Friedman Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation a lasting impact on society. Product Design Engineering PhD student and 2014 Young Design Award finalist also reducing the risk of further disability. International research communities Being part

  10. 75 FR 14192 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Joint Venture...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-24

    ...National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Joint Venture...Evaluation and Rehabilitation System (ANDERS) for Bridge Decks...National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C...Evaluation and Rehabilitation System (``ANDERS'') for...

  11. Research in the field of design and manufacturing at Bath is pulled together in the University's Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC). The centre is unique in the

    E-print Network

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    classification' computer systems for the management of in-service data; developed approaches to information value a `concept to grave' view on the product lifecycle. The Centre is housed in a purpose-built facility which processes and systems; and metrology and assembly systems and technologies. The following research expertise

  12. Joint computational and experimental aerodynamics research on a hypersonic vehicle

    SciTech Connect

    Oberkampf, W.L.; Aeschliman, D.P.; Walker, M.M.

    1992-01-01

    A closely coupled computational and experimental aerodynamics research program was conducted on a hypersonic vehicle configuration at Mach 8. Aerodynamic force and moment measurements and flow visualization results were obtained in the Sandia National Laboratories hypersonic wind tunnel for laminar boundary layer conditions. Parabolized and iterative Navier-Stokes simulations were used to predict flow fields and forces and moments on the hypersonic configuration. The basic vehicle configuration is a spherically blunted 10{degrees} cone with a slice parallel with the axis of the vehicle. On the slice portion of the vehicle, a flap can be attached so that deflection angles of 10{degrees}, 20{degrees}, and 30{degrees} can be obtained. Comparisons are made between experimental and computational results to evaluate quality of each and to identify areas where improvements are needed. This extensive set of high-quality experimental force and moment measurements is recommended for use in the calibration and validation of computational aerodynamics codes. 22 refs.

  13. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Greenslade, Diana

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau - a partnership between the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology CAWCR Technical Report No. 049 March 2012 ISSN of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box 1289, Melbourne Victoria 3001, Australia B.Trewin@bom.gov.au Copyright

  14. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Marshall, Andrew

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Thank you www.cawcr.gov.au andrew.marshall@bom.gov.au / @csiro.au #12;

  15. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Greenslade, Diana

    The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau and Peter Craig Dewey Number: 551.50994 #12;© 2010 CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. To the extent be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means except with the written permission of CSIRO and the Bureau

  16. Report on the Participation by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in the Tenth Indian Expedition to Antarctica

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. V. RAMACHANDRAN; M. C. BALANI

    The Antarctic continent can be expected to provide reference levels for all environmental and pollution studies due to its remoteness and restricted human activities. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has participated in the Xth Expedition primarily to collect background baseline data on natural radioactivity, heavy metal concentration in soil and water, and biological specimens. While radioac- tivity data and some

  17. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Marshall, Andrew

    of Meteorology Climate Variability ­ Part 2: NON-ENSO INFLUENCES ADCLIM2010 Andrew Marshall Climate Variability A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Risbey et al. (2009) #12;The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Learning Objectives

  18. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Allen, Stewart

    of Meteorology An Enhanced Tsunami Scenario Database:T2 Diana J.M. Greenslade, M. Arthur Simanjuntak, Stewart C of Meteorology and CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia ISSN: 1836-019X National Library of Australia Cataloguing), 1976- Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research. Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. Dewey

  19. The Centre for Microbial Innovation (CMI) is a unique cross disciplinary environment for theoretical and practical research and

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    Auckland, University of

    researchers with a range of expertise centred on the ecology and function of microbial systems and a broad. One area Dr Silas Villas-Boas' group has focused on due to consumer demand is the move for food.e. -20°C, 4°C, 60°C, 100°C and microwave irradiation for 5 min). In addition, 39 out of 44 pigments

  20. Children's Mental Health Research Quarterly Vol. 3, No. 4 | 2009 Children's Health Policy Centre, Simon Fraser University Health Policy

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    Children's Mental Health Research Quarterly Vol. 3, No. 4 | © 2009 Children's Health Policy Centre's social and emotional well-being,or children's mental health. We advocate the following public health strategy for children's mental health: addressing the determinants of health; preventing disorders

  1. Establishing a Community-Controlled Multi-Institutional Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

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    Pearce, Leilani; Fredericks, Bronwyn

    2007-01-01

    The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) lead and govern the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE), which has a focus on circulatory and associated conditions in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The CCRE is a partnership between QAIHC and Monash University, the Queensland University of…

  2. FAA/NASA Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research 1994-1995

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Remer, J. H.

    1998-01-01

    The Joint University Program for Air Transportation Research (JUP) is a coordinated set of three grants co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Under JUP, three institutions: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, and Ohio Universities receive research grants and collaborate with FAA and NASA in defining and performing civil aeronautics research in a multitude of areas. Some of these disciplines are artificial intelligence, control theory, atmospheric hazards, navigation, avionics, human factors, flight dynamics, air traffic management, and electronic communications.

  3. An Agent-based Approach to Autonomous Logistic Processes - Collaborative Research Centre 637: Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan D. Gehrke; Otthein Herzog; Hagen Langer; Rainer Malaka; Robert Porzel; Tobias Warden

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the research activities of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 637 “Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes—A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations” at the University of Bremen. After a motivation of autonomous logistics as an answer to current trends in increasingly dynamic\\u000a markets, we sketch the structure and aims of the interdisciplinary CRC. We present several interpretations of the central

  4. Overview and status of the Next European Dipole Joint Research Activity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arnaud Devred; B. Baudouy; D Elwyn Baynham; T. Boutboul; S. Canfer; M. Chorowski; P. Fabbricatore; S. Farinon; H. Félice; P. Fessia; J. Fydrych; V. Granata; Michela Greco; J. Greenhalgh; D. Leroy; P W Loveridge; M. Matkowski; G. Michalski; F. Michel; L. R. Oberli; A. den Ouden; D. Pedrini; S. Pietrowicz; J. Polinski; V. Previtali; L. Quettier; D. Richter; J. M. Rifflet; J. Rochford; F. Rondeaux; S. Sanz; C. Scheuerlein; N. Schwerg; Stefano Sgobba; M. Sorbi; F. Toral-Fernandez; R. van Weelderen; P. Védrine; G. Volpini

    2006-01-01

    The Next European Dipole (NED) Joint Research Activity was launched on 1 January 2004 to promote the development of high-performance Nb3Sn conductors in collaboration with European industry (aiming at a non-copper critical current density of 1500 A mm-2 at 4.2 K and 15 T) and to assess the suitability of Nb3Sn technology to the next generation of accelerator magnets (aiming

  5. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Schistosomiasis at Niamey, Niger.

    PubMed

    Chippaux, J P; Boulanger, D; Brémond, P; Campagne, G; Véra, C; Sellin, B

    1997-01-01

    The Centre de Recherche sur les Méningites et les Schistosomes (CERMES) is a research institute depending on the Organisation de Coordination et de Coopération pour la lutte contre les Grandes Endémies--a West African Organization for Public Health--devoted to the studies on schistosomiasis and meningitis. The staff includes 32 persons with 11 scientists and one financial officer. The activities of the CERMES involving schistosomiasis concern three research units: (a) ecology of human and animal schistosomiasis transmission; the CERMES defined the different patterns of schistosomiasis transmission in Niger (involving African dry savana); in this field, we have shown, (i) the existence of important variability in conditions of transmission of S. haematobium and, (ii) natural hybridization between parasitic species of the ruminants (S. bovis and S. curassoni) and genetic interaction between human and animal parasites; (b) definition of morbidity indicators usable for rapid assessment methods, for appraisal of the severity of the disease and for the evaluation of the efficiency of control methods; we have established the correlation between ultrasonographic data and some cheap and simple field indicators; (c) immune response and protective immunity induced by recombinant glutathion S-transferase (Sm28, Sb28 and Sh28) in homologous and heterologous animal models including goats, sheep and non human primates (Erythrocebus patas). In Niger, we participate in all control programs against schistosomiasis to define control strategies, to supervise operations and to participate in their evaluation with external experts. International collaborations constitute a frame including four laboratories in Africa and six laboratories in developed countries (Europe and USA). PMID:9566246

  6. Conference Centre & Northern University

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Conference Centre & Northern University Student Centre Research Laboratory Teaching Laboratory Dr14 8 9 Teaching & Learning Centre10 Revised November 2006 D E F B C A H I G 8 9 10 4 2 3 1 65 7 B C Continuing Studies Gymnasium Field House Prince George Campus Building Directory Room numbers include

  7. Performance of knowledge interactions between public research centres and industrial firms in Spain: a project-level analysis

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    R. Núñez-Sánchez; A. Barge-Gil; A. Modrego-Rico

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines cooperation between public research centres (PRCs) and industrial firms. We analyse two types of impact—scientific\\u000a and techno economic—using objective and subjective measures, and explore the determinants of these impacts by investigating\\u000a the pre-project context, and the way that relationships are implemented and managed. The main novelty of this paper is that\\u000a the empirical analysis focuses on project

  8. The Research and Training Activities for the Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics

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    Cantwell, Brian

    1997-01-01

    This proposal requests continued support for the program of activities to be undertaken by the Ames-Stanford Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics during the one-year period October 1, 1997 to September 30, 1998. The emphasis in this program is on training and research in experimental and computational methods with application to aerodynamics, acoustics and the important interactions between them. The program comprises activities in active flow control, Large Eddy Simulation of jet noise, flap aerodynamics and acoustics, high lift modeling studies and luminescent paint applications. During the proposed period there will be a continued emphasis on the interaction between NASA Ames, Stanford University and Industry, particularly in connection with the noise and high lift activities. The program will be conducted within the general framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (1976) establishing the Institute, as updated in 1993. As outlined in the agreement, the purposes of the Institute include the following: (1) To conduct basic and applied research; (2) to promote joint endeavors between Center scientists and those in the academic community; (3) to provide training to graduate students in specialized areas of aeronautics and acoustics through participation in the research programs of the Institute; (4) to provide opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellows to collaborate in research programs of the Institute; and (5) to disseminate information about important aeronautical topics and to enable scientists and engineers of the Center to stay abreast of new advances through symposia, seminars and publications.

  9. The Research and Training Activities for the Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics

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    Cantwell, Brian

    1996-01-01

    This proposal requests continued support for the program of activities to be undertaken by the Ames-Stanford Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics during the one-year period October 1, 1996 to September 30, 1997. The emphasis in this program is on training and research in experimental and computational methods with application to aerodynamics, acoustics and the important interactions between them. The program comprises activities in active flow control, Large Eddy Simulation of jet noise, flap aerodynamics and acoustics, high lift modeling studies and luminescent paint applications. During the proposed period there will be a continued emphasis on the interaction between NASA Ames, Stanford University and Industry, particularly in connection with the noise and high lift activities. The program will be conducted within the general framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (1976) establishing the Institute, as updated in 1993. As outlined in the agreement, the purposes of the institute include the following: To conduct basic and applied research. To promote joint endeavors between Center scientists and those in the academic community To provide training to graduate students in specialized areas of aeronautics and acoustics through participation in the research programs of the Institute. To provide opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellows to collaborate in research programs of the Institute. To disseminate information about important aeronautical topics and to enable scientists and engineers of the Center to stay abreast of new advances through symposia, seminars and publications.

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  3. Patient-centred interprofessional collaboration in primary care: challenges for clinical, educational and health services research. An EGPRN keynote paper.

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    Van Royen, Paul; Rees, Charlotte E; Groenewegen, Peter

    2014-12-01

    The theme 'patient-centred interprofessional collaboration' of the EGPRN conference in October 2012, captures in just three words important challenges for European primary care and its research agenda. Challenges for future research are formulated, in three domains: clinical, educational and health services research. Transferability of research, based upon advanced computational infrastructure, will facilitate a rapid learning health care system. In educational research, this includes the use of observational and reflexivity methods. Outcomes should be defined in terms of improvement of functional status and social participation rather than in terms of disease-specific outcomes. Partnership with all stakeholders, patients, GPs and their health care colleagues and students, can help in reducing avoidable waste in the production and reporting of research evidence. PMID:24882115

  4. Research on Joint Parameter Inversion for an Integrated Underground Displacement 3D Measuring Sensor

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    Shentu, Nanying; Qiu, Guohua; Li, Qing; Tong, Renyuan; Shentu, Nankai; Wang, Yanjie

    2015-01-01

    Underground displacement monitoring is a key means to monitor and evaluate geological disasters and geotechnical projects. There exist few practical instruments able to monitor subsurface horizontal and vertical displacements simultaneously due to monitoring invisibility and complexity. A novel underground displacement 3D measuring sensor had been proposed in our previous studies, and great efforts have been taken in the basic theoretical research of underground displacement sensing and measuring characteristics by virtue of modeling, simulation and experiments. This paper presents an innovative underground displacement joint inversion method by mixing a specific forward modeling approach with an approximate optimization inversion procedure. It can realize a joint inversion of underground horizontal displacement and vertical displacement for the proposed 3D sensor. Comparative studies have been conducted between the measured and inversed parameters of underground horizontal and vertical displacements under a variety of experimental and inverse conditions. The results showed that when experimentally measured horizontal displacements and vertical displacements are both varied within 0 ~ 30 mm, horizontal displacement and vertical displacement inversion discrepancies are generally less than 3 mm and 1 mm, respectively, under three kinds of simulated underground displacement monitoring circumstances. This implies that our proposed underground displacement joint inversion method is robust and efficient to predict the measuring values of underground horizontal and vertical displacements for the proposed sensor. PMID:25871714

  5. Research on joint parameter inversion for an integrated underground displacement 3D measuring sensor.

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    Shentu, Nanying; Qiu, Guohua; Li, Qing; Tong, Renyuan; Shentu, Nankai; Wang, Yanjie

    2015-01-01

    Underground displacement monitoring is a key means to monitor and evaluate geological disasters and geotechnical projects. There exist few practical instruments able to monitor subsurface horizontal and vertical displacements simultaneously due to monitoring invisibility and complexity. A novel underground displacement 3D measuring sensor had been proposed in our previous studies, and great efforts have been taken in the basic theoretical research of underground displacement sensing and measuring characteristics by virtue of modeling, simulation and experiments. This paper presents an innovative underground displacement joint inversion method by mixing a specific forward modeling approach with an approximate optimization inversion procedure. It can realize a joint inversion of underground horizontal displacement and vertical displacement for the proposed 3D sensor. Comparative studies have been conducted between the measured and inversed parameters of underground horizontal and vertical displacements under a variety of experimental and inverse conditions. The results showed that when experimentally measured horizontal displacements and vertical displacements are both varied within 0~30 mm, horizontal displacement and vertical displacement inversion discrepancies are generally less than 3 mm and 1 mm, respectively, under three kinds of simulated underground displacement monitoring circumstances. This implies that our proposed underground displacement joint inversion method is robust and efficient to predict the measuring values of underground horizontal and vertical displacements for the proposed sensor. PMID:25871714

  6. The Research and Training Activities for the Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cantwell, Brian

    1995-01-01

    This proposal requests continued support for the program of activities to be undertaken by the Ames-Stanford Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics during the period 1 Oct. 1995 - 30 Sept. 1996. The emphasis in this program is on training and research in experimental and computational methods with application to aerodynamics, acoustics and the important interactions between them. The program comprises activities in active flow control, Large Eddy Simulation of jet noise, flap aerodynamics and acoustics and high lift modeling studies. During the proposed period there will be a continued emphasis on the interaction between NASA Ames, Stanford University and Industry, particularly in connection with the high lift activities.

  7. 23 science societies issue joint call for more federal research dollars

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    Carlowicz, Michael

    In an unprecedented demonstration of unity, the leaders of 23 American scientific societies and umbrella organizations gathered on March 4 in Washington, D.C., to press the U.S. federal government for increased funding for scientific research and to make an investment in the nation's future. In a “Joint Statement on Scientific Research” addressed to President Bill Clinton and the Congress, the presidents of learned societies representing more than one million scientists, mathematicians, and engineers asked the government “to renew the nation's historical commitment to scientific research and education,” and to reverse the decline of federal investment in science and engineering. The American Geophysical Union was one of the signatories of the statement.

  8. We acknowledge the support of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award RE/08/001 Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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    Maizels, Rick

    Dr James Brewer Centre for Biophotonics Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences NO SEMINAR 08 December 2009 Dr Anthony Davenport University of Cambridge "Emerging role of apelin peptides

  9. Making the "new American workplace" safe and healthy: a joint labor-management-researcher approach.

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    Schurman, S J

    1996-04-01

    The American workplace is now in the midst of the most significant change since the advent of mass production. Whether these changes will lead to improvements in worker health and safety is not clear. This paper describes an approach to intervention and research-participatory action research (PAR)-that has the potential to redesign work organizations to improve performance while also improving health and safety. In the PAR method, researchers, managers, workers, and unions collaborate in a process of data-guided problem solving intended both to improve the system's performance and to contribute to general scientific knowledge. A case study example illustrates the use of a PAR approach in an automobile parts facility where labor, management, and researchers jointly conducted a longitudinal project aimed at reducing the major sources of stress and enhancing employee well-being. Results from the 6 year project suggest that, properly implemented, PAR has the potential to both lead to improved intervention and contribute to theoretical advances in occupational safety and health. The PAR approach to intervention research is contrasted with the total quality approach (TQA), and some suggestions are made for improving PAR research designs. PMID:8728142

  10. The Reliability Research of Lead-Free Solder Joint of Flip-Chip

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    Yan De-jin; Zhou De-jian; Huang Chun-yue; Wu Zhao-hua; Zhou xiang

    2006-01-01

    Based on the minimum potential energy theorem and the theory of solder joint shape, 3D (three-dimensional) predicting model of flip-chip lead-free solder joints shape are established. According to different technologic parameters, the 3D solder joint shape is predicted. The nonlinear finite element analyses of the lead-free solder joint is performed by ANSYS under thermal cycles and the stress\\/strain distributions within

  11. Defining the research agenda to reduce the joint burden of disease from Diabetes Mellitus and Tuberculosis

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    Harries, Anthony D; Murray, Megan B; Jeon, Christie Y; Ottmani, Salah-Eddine; Lonnroth, Knut; Barreto, Mauricio L; Billo, Nils; Brostrom, Richard; Bygbjerg, Ib Christian; Fisher-Hoch, Susan; Mori, Toru; Ramaiya, Kaushik; Roglic, Gojka; Strandgaard, Hanne; Unwin, Nigel; Viswanathan, Vijay; Whiting, David; Kapur, Anil

    2015-01-01

    The steadily growing epidemic of diabetes mellitus (DM) poses a threat for global tuberculosis (TB) control. Previous studies have identified an important association between DM and TB. However, these studies have limitations: very few were carried out in low-income countries, with none in Africa, raising uncertainty about the strength of the DM-TB association in these settings, and many critical questions remain unanswered. An expert meeting was held in November 2009 to discuss where there was sufficient evidence to make firm recommendations about joint management of both diseases, to address research gaps and to develop a research agenda. Ten key research questions were identified, of which 4 were selected as high priority: i) whether, when and how to screen for TB in patients with DM and vice versa; ii) the impact of DM and non-DM hyperglycaemia on TB treatment outcomes and deaths, and the development of strategies to improve outcomes; iii) implementation and evaluation of the tuberculosis “DOTS” model for DM management; and iv) the development and evaluation of better point-of-care diagnostic and monitoring tests, including measurements of blood glucose and glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) for patients with DM. Implementation of this research agenda will benefit the control of both diseases. PMID:20406430

  12. CAD Centre - Index Searcher

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A searchable index of the CAD Centre, a postgraduate teaching and research unit in design manufacture and engineering management, with research focused on design methods and computer support of the design process for engineering applications.

  13. Joint research effort on vibrations of twisted plates, phase 1: Final results

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    Kielb, R. E.; Leissa, A. W.; Macbain, J. C.; Carney, K. S.

    1985-01-01

    The complete theoretical and experimental results of the first phase of a joint government/industry/university research study on the vibration characteristics of twisted cantilever plates are given. The study is conducted to generate an experimental data base and to compare many different theoretical methods with each other and with the experimental results. Plates with aspect ratios, thickness ratios, and twist angles representative of current gas turbine engine blading are investigated. The theoretical results are generated by numerous finite element, shell, and beam analysis methods. The experimental results are obtained by precision matching a set of twisted plates and testing them at two laboratories. The second and final phase of the study will concern the effects of rotation.

  14. An informatics project and online "Knowledge Centre" supporting modern genotype-to-phenotype research.

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    Webb, Adam J; Thorisson, Gudmundur A; Brookes, Anthony J

    2011-05-01

    Explosive growth in the generation of genotype-to-phenotype (G2P) data necessitates a concerted effort to tackle the logistical and informatics challenges this presents. The GEN2PHEN Project represents one such effort, with a broad strategy of uniting disparate G2P resources into a hybrid centralized-federated network. This is achieved through a holistic strategy focussed on three overlapping areas: data input standards and pipelines through which to submit and collect data (data in); federated, independent, extendable, yet interoperable database platforms on which to store and curate widely diverse datasets (data storage); and data formats and mechanisms with which to exchange, combine, and extract data (data exchange and output). To fully leverage this data network, we have constructed the "G2P Knowledge Centre" (http://www.gen2phen.org). This central platform provides holistic searching of the G2P data domain allied with facilities for data annotation and user feedback, access to extensive G2P and informatics resources, and tools for constructing online working communities centered on the G2P domain. Through the efforts of GEN2PHEN, and through combining data with broader community-derived knowledge, the Knowledge Centre opens up exciting possibilities for organizing, integrating, sharing, and interpreting new waves of G2P data in a collaborative fashion. PMID:21438073

  15. The Perceptions of Extension Agents and Researchers Concerning the Effectiveness of Joint Extension-Research Plans in Lorestan and Kermanshah Provinces, Iran

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    Movahedi, Reza; Chizari, Mohammad; Breazeale, Don

    2007-01-01

    In order to improve the agricultural extension system of a country it is essential to link research units and extension activities. In this regard, one of the approaches, which are currently being carried out in Iran, is a joint research-extension plan (JREP). These plans were originally initiated in 1998 with the following objectives: 1) to…

  16. Russian Tu-144LL SST Roll-Out for Joint NASA Research Program

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    1996-01-01

    The modified Tu-144LL supersonic flying laboratory is rolled out of its hangar at the Zhukovsky Air Development Center near Moscow, Russia in March 1996 at the beginning of a joint U.S. - Russian high-speed flight research program. The 'LL' stands for Letayuschaya Laboratoriya, which means Flying Laboratory. NASA teamed with American and Russian aerospace industries for an extended period in a joint international research program featuring the Russian-built Tu-144LL supersonic aircraft. The object of the program was to develop technologies for a proposed future second-generation supersonic airliner to be developed in the 21st Century. The aircraft's initial flight phase began in June 1996 and concluded in February 1998 after 19 research flights. A shorter follow-on program involving seven flights began in September 1998 and concluded in April 1999. All flights were conducted in Russia from Tupolev's facility at the Zhukovsky Air Development Center near Moscow. The centerpiece of the research program was the Tu 144LL, a first-generation Russian supersonic jetliner that was modified by its developer/builder, Tupolev ANTK (aviatsionnyy nauchno-tekhnicheskiy kompleks-roughly, aviation technical complex), into a flying laboratory for supersonic research. Using the Tu-144LL to conduct flight research experiments, researchers compared full-scale supersonic aircraft flight data with results from models in wind tunnels, computer-aided techniques, and other flight tests. The experiments provided unique aerodynamic, structures, acoustics, and operating environment data on supersonic passenger aircraft. Data collected from the research program was being used to develop the technology base for a proposed future American-built supersonic jetliner. Although actual development of such an advanced supersonic transport (SST) is currently on hold, commercial aviation experts estimate that a market for up to 500 such aircraft could develop by the third decade of the 21st Century. The Tu-144LL used in the NASA-sponsored research program was a 'D' model with different engines than were used in production-model aircraft. Fifty experiments were proposed for the program and eight were selected, including six flight and two ground (engine) tests. The flight experiments included studies of the aircraft's exterior surface, internal structure, engine temperatures, boundary-layer airflow, the wing's ground-effect characteristics, interior and exterior noise, handling qualities in various flight profiles, and in-flight structural flexibility. The ground tests studied the effect of air inlet structures on airflow entering the engine and the effect on engine performance when supersonic shock waves rapidly change position in the engine air inlet. A second phase of testing further studied the original six in-flight experiments with additional instrumentation installed to assist in data acquisition and analysis. A new experiment aimed at measuring the in-flight deflections of the wing and fuselage was also conducted. American-supplied transducers and sensors were installed to measure nose boom pressures, angle of attack, and sideslip angles with increased accuracy. Two NASA pilots, Robert Rivers of Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, and Gordon Fullerton from Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, assessed the aircraft's handling at subsonic and supersonic speeds during three flight tests in September 1998. The program concluded after four more data-collection flights in the spring of 1999. The Tu-144LL model had new Kuznetsov NK-321 turbofan engines rated at more than 55,000 pounds of thrust in full afterburner. The aircraft is 215 feet, 6 inches long and 42 feet, 2 inches high with a wingspan of 94 feet, 6 inches. The aircraft is constructed mostly of light aluminum alloy with titanium and stainless steel on the leading edges, elevons, rudder, and the under-surface of the rear fuselage.

  17. The Joint Aerosol-Monsoon Experiment: A New Challenge to Monsoon Climate Research

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    Lau, William K. M.

    2008-01-01

    Aerosol and monsoon related droughts and floods are two of the most serious environmental hazards confronting more than 60% of the population of the world living in the Asian monsoon countries. In recent years, thanks to improved satellite and in-situ observations, and better models, great strides have been made in aerosol, and monsoon research respectively. There is now a growing body of evidence suggesting that interaction of aerosol forcing with water cycle dynamics in monsoon regions may substantially alter the redistribution of energy at the earth surface and in the atmosphere, and therefore significantly impact monsoon rainfall variability and long term trends. In this talk, I will describe issues related to societal needs, scientific background, and challenges in studies of aerosol-water cycle interaction in Asian monsoon regions. As a first step towards addressing these issues, the authors call for an integrated observation and modeling research approach aimed at the interactions between aerosol chemistry and radiative effects and monsoon dynamics of the coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system. A Joint Aerosol-Monsoon Experiment (JAMEX) is proposed for 2007-2011, with an enhanced observation period during 2008-09, encompassing diverse arrays of observations from surface, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and satellites of physical and chemical properties of aerosols, long range aerosol transport as well as meteorological and oceanographic parameters in the Indo-Pacific Asian monsoon region. JAMEX will leverage on coordination among many ongoing and planned national programs on aerosols and monsoon research in China, India, Japan, Nepal, Italy, US, as well as international research programs of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  18. The Academic Research Centre: A Vital Link between Industry and Higher Education.

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    Steiner, Karl V.; Kukich, Diane S.

    1995-01-01

    The Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware opens up new funding sources and collaborative research opportunities and enhances student skills. Government-sponsored research is focusing on real-world problems in close cooperation with industry. (SK)

  19. 2nd Workshop Ohrid, Sept. 2, 2010 Role of the Research Infrastructure in Performance Based

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    Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy A. Pavese European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Italy I. Politopoulos Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France #12;Design Study of a European: Testing needs for research in Earthquake Engineering · In plan irregular buildings (strength eccentricity

  20. Scaling-up Sustainable Land Management Practices through the Concept of the Rural Resource Centre: Reconciling Farmers' Interests with Research Agendas

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    Takoutsing, Bertin; Tchoundjeu, Zacharie; Degrande, Ann; Asaah, Ebenezar; Tsobeng, Alain

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Formal agricultural research has generated vast amount of knowledge and fundamental insights on land management, but their low adoption has been attributed to the use of public extension approach. This research aims to address whether and how full participation of farmers through the concept of Rural Resource Centre (RRC) provides new…

  1. Prof. Elena Cattaneo, Co-ordinator, NEuroStemCell, FP7 (EU) Department of Pharmacological Science and Centre for Stem Cell Research

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    De Cindio, Fiorella

    Attention: Prof. Elena Cattaneo, Co-ordinator, NEuroStemCell, FP7 (EU) Department of Pharmacological Science and Centre for Stem Cell Research University of Milano Via Balzaretti 9, 20133 Milano of the ethical opinion (9th June 2008) regarding new human Embryonic Stem Cell lines employed in the research

  2. Going Boldly Into the Future: A Series of Case Studies of Co-Operative Research Centres and Their Relationships with the VET Sector.

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    Ferrier, Fran; Trood, Clifford; Whittingham, Karen

    This document presents case studies of 10 cooperative research centers (CRCs) across Australia and their relationships with the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The CRCs profiled in the case studies are as follows: Co-operative Research Centre for Sustainable Rice Production; Cast Alloy and Solidification Technology Co-operative…

  3. Validation of primary metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties on the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland using data from the London Implant Retrieval Centre: a study using the NJR dataset.

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    Sabah, S A; Henckel, J; Cook, E; Whittaker, R; Hothi, H; Pappas, Y; Blunn, G; Skinner, J A; Hart, A J

    2015-01-01

    Arthroplasty registries are important for the surveillance of joint replacements and the evaluation of outcome. Independent validation of registry data ensures high quality. The ability for orthopaedic implant retrieval centres to validate registry data is not known. We analysed data from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NJR) for primary metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties performed between 2003 and 2013. Records were linked to the London Implant Retrieval Centre (RC) for validation. A total of 67,045 procedures on the NJR and 782 revised pairs of components from the RC were included. We were able to link 476 procedures (60.9%) recorded with the RC to the NJR successfully. However, 306 procedures (39.1%) could not be linked. The outcome recorded by the NJR (as either revised, unrevised or death) for a primary procedure was incorrect in 79 linked cases (16.6%). The rate of registry-retrieval linkage and correct assignment of outcome code improved over time. The rates of error for component reference numbers on the NJR were as follows: femoral head category number 14/229 (5.0%); femoral head batch number 13/232 (5.3%); acetabular component category number 2/293 (0.7%) and acetabular component batch number 24/347 (6.5%). Registry-retrieval linkage provided a novel means for the validation of data, particularly for component fields. This study suggests that NJR reports may underestimate rates of revision for many types of metal-on-metal hip replacement. This is topical given the increasing scope for NJR data. We recommend a system for continuous independent evaluation of the quality and validity of NJR data. PMID:25568407

  4. The IMERAPlus joint research project for determinations of the Boltzmann constant

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    Fischer, J.; Fellmuth, B.; Gaiser, C.; Zandt, T.; Pitre, L.; Briaudeau, S.; Sparasci, F.; Truong, D.; Hermier, Y.; Gavioso, R. M.; Guianvarc'h, C.; Albo, P. A. Giuliano; Merlone, A.; Moro, F.; de Podesta, M.; Sutton, G.; Underwood, R.; Machin, G.; del Campo, D.; Segovia Puras, J.; Vega-Maza, D.; Petersen, J.; Hald, J.; Nielsen, L.; Valkiers, S.; Darquié, B.; Bordé, C.; Chardonnet, C.; Daussy, C.; Gianfrani, L.; Castrillo, A.; Laporta, P.; Galzerano, G.

    2013-09-01

    To provide new determinations of the Boltzmann constant, k, which has been asked for by the International Committee for Weights and Measures concerning preparative steps towards new definitions of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole, an iMERAPlus joint research project has coordinated the European activities in this field. In this major European research project the Boltzmann constant has been determined by various methods to support the new definition of the kelvin. The final results of the project are reviewed in this paper. Determinations of the Boltzmann constant k were achieved within the project by all three envisaged methods: acoustic gas thermometry, Doppler broadening technique, and dielectric constant gas thermometry. The results were exploited by the interdisciplinary Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) in their 2010 adjustment of recommended values for fundamental constants. As a result, the CODATA group recommended a value for k with a relative standard uncertainty about a factor of two smaller than the previous u(k)/k of 1.7×10-6.

  5. Social Computing-The New Paradigm for Computing Irwin King, Joint Research Center for Media Sciences,Technologies and Systems, Shenzhen, China, November 27, 2009

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    King, Kuo Chin Irwin

    Social Computing-The New Paradigm for Computing Irwin King, Joint Research Center for Media, 2009 #12;Social Computing-The New Paradigm for Computing Irwin King, Joint Research Center for Media's Road Map · Web 2.0 and Social Computing · Social Media and Platforms · Human Computation · Social

  6. UQ GRADUATE SCHOOL DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR

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    Goodhill, Geoffrey J.

    Human Movement Studies Nursing and Midwifery Pharmacy Psychology Social Work and Human Services, Religion and Classics Journalism and Communication Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies Music for Molecular Bioscience CENTRE Science of Learning Centre Centre for Ageing Dementia Research Director

  7. The effect of AIDS defining conditions on immunological recovery among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy at Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda

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    Brian K Kigozi; Samwel Sumba; Peter Mudyope; Betty Namuddu; Joan Kalyango; Charles Karamagi; Mathew Odere; Elly Katabira; Peter Mugyenyi; Francis Ssali

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Many HIV-infected patients only access health care once they have developed advanced symptomatic disease resulting from AIDS Defining Conditions (ADCs). We carried out a study to establish the effect of ADCs on immunological recovery among patients initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 427 HIV-1 patients who were initiated on ART between January 2002 and December

  8. Time Is Precious: Variable- and Event-Centred Approaches to Process Analysis in CSCL Research

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    Reimann, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Although temporality is a key characteristic of the core concepts of CSCL--interaction, communication, learning, knowledge building, technology use--and although CSCL researchers have privileged access to process data, the theoretical constructs and methods employed in research practice frequently neglect to make full use of information relating…

  9. Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: IFT Institut für Therapieforschung in Munich, Germany.

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    Bühringer, Gerhard

    2014-08-01

    This paper describes the history and current structure of the Institut für Therapieforschung (IFT) [Institute for Therapy Research] in Munich, as well as major research topics and factors which might contribute to a creative structure and atmosphere for innovative research in the addiction field. The institute was founded in 1973 as a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) with a focus on applied research. Starting with behaviour therapy-based development and evaluation of programmes for alcohol, illicit drugs and smoking and the evaluation of treatment services, the institute gradually expanded its topics, covering prevention (1985) and epidemiology and policy evaluation (1990), and participated throughout this period in the development of guidelines and screening, diagnostic and clinical instruments. Later, the IFT tried to bridge the gap between basic sciences, applied research, health-care services and health policy, with a network of national and international contacts, including its own university engagements and collaborations with foreign research groups and national and European Union (EU) agencies. Possible creativity-promoting factors on the institutional and individual levels are discussed, e.g. the collaboration of experienced senior researchers with carefully selected innovative doctoral students, considerable in-house and external training of young researchers and the early participation and presentation of their work at international conferences, independence from stakeholders in the field and the refusal of project funds which require external clearance of publications. PMID:24903425

  10. Historical Waste Retrieval and Clean-up Operations at Nuclear facility no.56, at the Cadarache Nuclear Research Centre

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    Santucci, C. [Nuclear Energy Direction / Facilities Management Department C.E.A. Cadarache Research Centre (France)

    2008-01-15

    Among the different activities of the CEA research centre in Cadarache, located in the south of France, one of the most important involves cleaning, cleansing dismantling, decommissioning, and recovery of legacy wastes. This presentation will give an overview of the waste retrieval project from the historical interim storage facility called INB 56. The project is divided into three different sub-projects: the historical unpacked waste retrieval, the historical canister retrieval and the draining and clean-up of the spent fuel pools. All the described operations are conducted in accordance with the ALARA principle and the optimization of the waste categorization. The overall project, including the complete clean-up of the facility and its de-licensing, is due to end by 2020. The aim of this document is to outline the general ongoing historical waste retrieval operations and future projects on the INB 56 at the Cadarache research centre. In the final analysis, it can be seen that most of the waste is to be sent to the new CEDRA facility. Nevertheless one major goal of this project is to optimize the waste categorization and therefore to send the canisters to the ANDRA LLW site whenever possible. Two means will allow us to reach this goal: - The sorting out of un-packed waste in order to constitute a LLW canister - A wide range of measurements (gamma spectrometry, neutron measurement, tomography) in order to assess the exact nature of the contents in the historical canisters. Taking waste treatment and conditioning into account well in advance is a factor of prime importance that must be managed early in the elaboration of the decommissioning scenario. Precise knowledge of the physical and radiological inventories is of the utmost importance in defining the best waste pathway. Overall operations on the facility are due to end by 2020 including complete clean-up of the facility and its de-licensing.

  11. The research on the stress concentration factor of T-joints under bending load

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    Jia Zhang; Shuying Qu; Hao Liu; Guoliang Wang

    2011-01-01

    by terms of the numerical modeling of ABAQUS software, the analysis of the stress concentration factor (SCF) of tubular T-joints subjected to bending load is analyzed in this paper. The magnitude and the distribution of the SCF for tubular T-joints are analyzed. Through the analysis of 712 models, the parametric equations of the maximum and the distribution of the SCF

  12. Collaborative research on V/STOL control system/cockpit display tradeoffs under the NASA/MOD joint aeronautical program

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    Franklin, J. A.; Nicholas, O. P.

    1992-01-01

    Summarized here are activities that have taken place from 1979 to the present in a collaborative program between NASA Ames Research Center and the Royal Aerospace Establishment (now Defence Research Agency), Bedford on flight control system and cockpit display tradeoffs for low-speed and hover operations of future V/STOL aircraft. This program was created as Task 8A of the Joint Aeronautical Program between NASA in the United States and the Ministry of Defence (Procurement Executive) in the United Kingdom. The program was initiated based on a recognition by both parties of the strengths of the efforts of their counterparts and a desire to participate jointly in future simulation and flight experiments. In the ensuing years, teams of NASA and RAE engineers and pilots have participated in each other's simulation experiments to evaluate control and display concepts and define design requirements for research aircraft. Both organizations possess Harrier airframes that have undergone extensive modification to provide in-flight research capabilities in the subject areas. Both NASA and RAE have profited by exchanges of control/display concepts, design criteria, fabrication techniques, software development and validation, installation details, and ground and flight clearance techniques for their respective aircraft. This collaboration has permitted the two organizations to achieve jointly substantially more during the period than if they had worked independently. The two organizations are now entering the phase of flight research for the collaborative program as currently defined.

  13. Key Topics for High-Lift Research: A Joint Wind Tunnel/Flight Test Approach

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    Fisher, David; Thomas, Flint O.; Nelson, Robert C.

    1996-01-01

    Future high-lift systems must achieve improved aerodynamic performance with simpler designs that involve fewer elements and reduced maintenance costs. To expeditiously achieve this, reliable CFD design tools are required. The development of useful CFD-based design tools for high lift systems requires increased attention to unresolved flow physics issues. The complex flow field over any multi-element airfoil may be broken down into certain generic component flows which are termed high-lift building block flows. In this report a broad spectrum of key flow field physics issues relevant to the design of improved high lift systems are considered. It is demonstrated that in-flight experiments utilizing the NASA Dryden Flight Test Fixture (which is essentially an instrumented ventral fin) carried on an F-15B support aircraft can provide a novel and cost effective method by which both Reynolds and Mach number effects associated with specific high lift building block flows can be investigated. These in-flight high lift building block flow experiments are most effective when performed in conjunction with coordinated ground based wind tunnel experiments in low speed facilities. For illustrative purposes three specific examples of in-flight high lift building block flow experiments capable of yielding a high payoff are described. The report concludes with a description of a joint wind tunnel/flight test approach to high lift aerodynamics research.

  14. Spacecraft environmental interactions: A joint Air Force and NASA research and technology program

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    Pike, C. P.; Purvis, C. K.; Hudson, W. R.

    1985-01-01

    A joint Air Force/NASA comprehensive research and technology program on spacecraft environmental interactions to develop technology to control interactions between large spacecraft systems and the charged-particle environment of space is described. This technology will support NASA/Department of Defense operations of the shuttle/IUS, shuttle/Centaur, and the force application and surveillance and detection missions, planning for transatmospheric vehicles and the NASA space station, and the AFSC military space system technology model. The program consists of combined contractual and in-house efforts aimed at understanding spacecraft environmental interaction phenomena and relating results of ground-based tests to space conditions. A concerted effort is being made to identify project-related environmental interactions of concern. The basic properties of materials are being investigated to develop or modify the materials as needed. A group simulation investigation is evaluating basic plasma interaction phenomena to provide inputs to the analytical modeling investigation. Systems performance is being evaluated by both groundbased tests and analysis.

  15. Russian Tu-144LL SST Roll-out for Joint NASA Research Program

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    1996-01-01

    U.S. Ambassador Pickering addresses Russian and American dignitaries, industry representatives and members of the press during a roll-out ceremony for the modified Tu-144LL supersonic flying laboratory. The ceremony was held at the Zhukovsky Air Development Center near Moscow, Russia, on March 17, 1996. The 'LL' designation for the aircraft stands for Letayuschaya Laboratoriya, which means Flying Laboratory in Russian. NASA teamed with American and Russian aerospace industries for an extended period in a joint international research program featuring the Russian-built Tu-144LL supersonic aircraft. The object of the program was to develop technologies for a proposed future second-generation supersonic airliner to be developed in the 21st Century. The aircraft's initial flight phase began in June 1996 and concluded in February 1998 after 19 research flights. A shorter follow-on program involving seven flights began in September 1998 and concluded in April 1999. All flights were conducted in Russia from Tupolev's facility at the Zhukovsky Air Development Center near Moscow. The centerpiece of the research program was the Tu 144LL, a first-generation Russian supersonic jetliner that was modified by its developer/builder, Tupolev ANTK (aviatsionnyy nauchno-tekhnicheskiy kompleks-roughly, aviation technical complex), into a flying laboratory for supersonic research. Using the Tu-144LL to conduct flight research experiments, researchers compared full-scale supersonic aircraft flight data with results from models in wind tunnels, computer-aided techniques, and other flight tests. The experiments provided unique aerodynamic, structures, acoustics, and operating environment data on supersonic passenger aircraft. Data collected from the research program was being used to develop the technology base for a proposed future American-built supersonic jetliner. Although actual development of such an advanced supersonic transport (SST) is currently on hold, commercial aviation experts estimate that a market for up to 500 such aircraft could develop by the third decade of the 21st Century. The Tu-144LL used in the NASA-sponsored research program was a 'D' model with different engines than were used in production-model aircraft. Fifty experiments were proposed for the program and eight were selected, including six flight and two ground (engine) tests. The flight experiments included studies of the aircraft's exterior surface, internal structure, engine temperatures, boundary-layer airflow, the wing's ground-effect characteristics, interior and exterior noise, handling qualities in various flight profiles, and in-flight structural flexibility. The ground tests studied the effect of air inlet structures on airflow entering the engine and the effect on engine performance when supersonic shock waves rapidly change position in the engine air inlet. A second phase of testing further studied the original six in-flight experiments with additional instrumentation installed to assist in data acquisition and analysis. A new experiment aimed at measuring the in-flight deflections of the wing and fuselage was also conducted. American-supplied transducers and sensors were installed to measure nose boom pressures, angle of attack, and sideslip angles with increased accuracy. Two NASA pilots, Robert Rivers of Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, and Gordon Fullerton from Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, assessed the aircraft's handling at subsonic and supersonic speeds during three flight tests in September 1998. The program concluded after four more data-collection flights in the spring of 1999. The Tu-144LL model had new Kuznetsov NK-321 turbofan engines rated at more than 55,000 pounds of thrust in full afterburner. The aircraft is 215 feet, 6 inches long and 42 feet, 2 inches high with a wingspan of 94 feet, 6 inches. The aircraft is constructed mostly of light aluminum alloy with titanium and stainless steel on the leading edges, elevons, rudder, and the under-surface of the rear fuselage.

  16. Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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    Heilig, Markus; Warren, Kenneth R; Kunos, George; Silverman, Peter B; Hewitt, Brenda G

    2011-06-01

    The aim of this paper is to present a concise account of the history, mission, structure and some recent achievements of the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Created by the US Congress 40 years ago, the NIAAA has evolved from an entity charged mainly with building a national system of alcoholism treatment services to one with responsibility for developing, nurturing and supporting the biomedical and behavioral science foundation necessary to reduce the significant domestic and global public health impact of alcohol use disorders. The NIAAA is unique in that it functions both as a funding agency, supporting research at universities and other external, or 'extramural' research institutions, and is also a research institution itself, where alcohol research is carried out in-house, or 'intramurally'. Of a $450.2 million 2009 Congressional Appropriation, approximately 90% was devoted toward the former and approximately 10% towards the latter objective. The current NIAAA Strategic Plan builds on a new organizing principle for long-range research planning, based on a life-span perspective that recognizes that human biology and behavior continue to change throughout life and changes occurring throughout the life-span affect individuals' drinking patterns as well as the decisions they may make to change their drinking habits or to seek help for alcohol use problems. Within this framework, major efforts are currently being devoted to educating practitioners on clinically useful, science-based assessment and treatment methods that exist today, and development of personalized new treatments for tomorrow. PMID:20569230

  17. Joint Polar Satellite System's Operational and Research Applications from Suomi NPP

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    Goldberg, M.

    2014-12-01

    The Joint Polar Satellite System is NOAA's new operational satellite program and includes the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) as a bridge between NOAA's operational Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES) series, which began in 1978, and the first JPSS operational satellite scheduled for launch in 2017. JPSS provides critical data for key operational and research applications, and includes: 1) Weather forecasting - data from the JPSS Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) are needed to forecast weather events out to 7 days. Nearly 85% of all data used in weather forecasting are from polar orbiting satellites. 2) Environmental monitoring - data from the JPSS Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) are used to monitor the environment including the health of coastal ecosystems, drought conditions, fire, smoke, dust, snow and ice, and the state of oceans, including sea surface temperature and ocean color. 3) Climate monitoring - data from JPSS instruments, including OMPS and CERES will provide continuity to climate data records established using NOAA POES and NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite observations. These data records provide a unified and coherent long-term observation of the environment; the records and products are critical to climate modelers, scientists, and decision makers concerned with advancing climate change understanding, prediction, mitigation and adaptation strategies, and policies. To bridge the gap between products and applications, the JPSS Program has established a proving ground program to optimize the use of JPSS data with other data sources to improve key products and services. A number of operational and research applications will be discussed, including the use of CrIS and ATMS for improved weather forecasting, the use of VIIRS for environmental monitoring of sea ice, smoke, fire, floods, droughts, coastal water quality (e.g. harmful algal blooms), and OMPS for monitoring ozone and aerosol and sulfur dioxide. Demonstrations of the new day night band on VIIRS for enhanced nighttime environmental monitoring will be presented.

  18. Research and Advisory Centre for International Education: An Approach for Sending Countries.

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    Grady, Abdurazak; Locke, Michael

    1997-01-01

    Addresses ways in which developing countries can participate in international educational activities and proposes the development of a research and advisory center for those countries that are sending students abroad to improve their technological capability, as many Mediterranean countries are doing. (SLD)

  19. The Effectiveness of Teacher Resource Centre Strategy. Education Research Paper. Full Report.

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    Fairhurst, Genevieve; Gibbs, William; Jain, Pankaj; Khatete, David; Knamiller, Gary; Welford, Geoff; Wiegand, Patrick

    During 1997-98, a research team from the University of Leeds investigated the effectiveness of teacher resource centers (TRCs) as a strategy for teacher development in developing nations. The study included a literature review and fieldwork in four countries (India, Kenya, Nepal, and Zambia). The study examined the extent to which TRCs helped…

  20. Te Awatea Review The Journal of Te Awatea Violence Research Centre

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    Hickman, Mark

    from Pennsylvania University, compares indigenous peoples in Aotearoa and the United States Chancellor, is promoting strong immigration measures to attract workers to Germany as a way of boosting to make this wave of immigration function well. Researchers have found that there are higher levels

  1. December 2003 IceSkedNewsletter of the Antarctic Research Centre

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    from that season formed the basis for the annual Victoria University Antarctic Expeditions (VUWAE) that continue to this day. Since then VUWAE expeditions have taken over 250 staff and students to the ice core research in Antarctica is moving to the acquisition of "local" ice cores that overlap

  2. Dimensions of chemical science Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore 560 064, India.

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    Joshi, Yogesh Moreshwar

    on the chemical bond in 1916. This was followed by Linus Pauling, who wrote his famous papers and book bonding, chemical theory and related aspects. The structural basis of chemistry as championed by Linus Pauling became the underlying theme of much of chemical research and chemical education. I have always

  3. Healthcare@Home: Research Models for Patient-Centred Healthcare Services

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    Mahesh Subramanian; Ali Shaikh Ali; Omer F. Rana; Alex Hardisty; Edward C. Conley

    2006-01-01

    Healthcare@Home is a research project implementing a prototype to 'push' or 'pull' data via mobile devices and\\/or dedicated home-based network servers to one or moredataanalysisengines.Thisdataisthenusedtoeval- uate diabetes risk assessment for a particular individual, and also undertake trends analysis across data from mul- tiple individuals. We outline the need for such a person- alized health management system, and describe a logical

  4. Advanced Refractory Products and Materials Developed at the A. S. Berezhnoi Ukrainian Research Institute for Refractories Joint-Stock Co

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    V. V. Primachenko; V. V. Martynenko

    2004-01-01

    A brief survey of R&D activities carried out at the A. S. Berezhnoi Ukrainian Research Institute for Refractories (UkrRIR) Joint-Stock Co. is presented aimed at the output of unique high-tech refractory products for metallurgical, machine building, glass-making, petrochemical, and other branches of industry. A wide range of products recently developed and\\/or commercially available is considered: refractory components of different size

  5. The Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security at the University of Kent in Canterbury recently launched a second online survey1

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    Banaji,. Murad

    Background The Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security at the University of Kent and impact of cybercrime victimisation, cyber security practices, and risks as seen by a sample of the UK and cyber security related issues, and was carried out between the 22nd and the 24th of January, 2014

  6. First results from Virtual Reference Station (VRS) and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) GPS research at the Western Australian Centre for Geodesy

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    N. Castleden; G. R. Hu; W. E. Featherstone; D. A. Abbey; C. J. Earls; D. Weihing; O. Øvstedal

    2004-01-01

    Over the past 18 months, a team in the Western Australian Centre for Geodesy at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, has been researching the optimum configurations to achieve long-range and precise GPS- based aircraft positioning for subsequent airborne mapping projects. Three parallel strategies have been adopted to solve this problem: virtual reference stations (VRS), precise point positioning (PPP), and multiple

  7. NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE (NBRC), Manesar-122 051, Gurgaon, requires a "JRF / SRF" in a project funded by Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance.

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    Dhingra, Narender K.

    NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE (NBRC), Manesar-122 051, Gurgaon, requires a "JRF / SRF" in a project funded by Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance. Applications are invited for JRF/SRF position of Vacancies: 2 (JRF / SRF) (The vacancies number may vary) Essential Qualification: For JRF: Masters degree

  8. UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite Brom A5 (F4) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 rpm N2 Base Acid

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite Brom A5 (F4) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 Fermentation (Hrs) pH rpm Temp Do OD CK (mg/50-L) MeOH (ml) dO2 (%)Temp (C) 40 20 60 80 0 100 6 8 4 2 0 10 28

  9. Computed tomography-based joint locations affect calculation of joint moments during gait when compared to scaling approaches.

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    Bartels, Ward; Demol, Jan; Gelaude, Frederik; Jonkers, Ilse; Vander Sloten, Jos

    2015-08-01

    Hip joint moments are an important parameter in the biomechanical evaluation of orthopaedic surgery. Joint moments are generally calculated using scaled generic musculoskeletal models. However, due to anatomical variability or pathology, such models may differ from the patient's anatomy, calling into question the accuracy of the resulting joint moments. This study aimed to quantify the potential joint moment errors caused by geometrical inaccuracies in scaled models, during gait, for eight test subjects. For comparison, a semi-automatic computed tomography (CT)-based workflow was introduced to create models with subject-specific joint locations and inertial parameters. 3D surface models of the femora and hemipelves were created by segmentation and the hip joint centres and knee axes were located in these models. The scaled models systematically located the hip joint centre (HJC) up to 33.6 mm too inferiorly. As a consequence, significant and substantial peak hip extension and abduction moment differences were recorded, with, respectively, up to 23.1% and 15.8% higher values in the image-based models. These findings reaffirm the importance of accurate HJC estimation, which may be achieved using CT- or radiography-based subject-specific modelling. However, obesity-related gait analysis marker placement errors may have influenced these results and more research is needed to overcome these artefacts. PMID:24641349

  10. The Practice of Institutional Research. Proceedings of a Joint Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research and the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (Charlotte, North Carolina, October 29-30, 1981).

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    Martin, Mary P., Ed.; Staman, E. Michael, Ed.

    Proceedings of a 1981 joint conference sponsored by the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) and the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research are presented. The conference theme was the practice of institutional research. Contents include preconference workshop reports, speeches, abstracts of papers, and reports of…

  11. Joint swelling

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    Swelling of a joint ... Joint swelling may occur along with joint pain . The swelling may cause the joint to appear larger or abnormally shaped. Joint swelling can cause pain or stiffness. After an ...

  12. Alice Holt Forest The Forest Research Alice Holt Research Station is located in the centre of the Forest

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    by Gault Clay (Cretaceous) but two detached compartments to the west include the escarpment of the Cretaceous Upper Greensand, and the Research nursery at Headley is on Lower Greensand. Gravel deposits in the Altlantic Period (5500 B.C. ­ 2600 B.C.) with pedunculate oak emerging as the main tree species. Man has

  13. South Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based in Switzerland, South Centre is a multi-national organization which promotes the global organization of its 46 member nations in order to become "effective in mobilizing its considerable combined expertise and experience or its bargaining power." The site contains a large number of current working papers, South Centre's quarterly newsletter South Letter, and relevant links.

  14. Joint Deterioration -Pooled Fund Study April 26th, 2011 Slide 1 of 62 Motivation for Research

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    and Freeze-Thaw · Conceptual Model for Damage · Saturation in Joints · Absorption vs Degree of Saturation · Viscosity and Surface Tension · Relative Humidity Drying and Wetting · The Role of Artificial Drying Study April 26th, 2011 Slide 6 of 62 Outline · Sawcutting, Timing and Damage · Saturation and Freeze

  15. EpidemiologyRESEARCH ARTICLE Efficient Strategy for Detecting Gene Gene Joint

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    of Genomics, Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 6 Department of Computer Sciences for Genomic Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Received × gene joint action may imply differences in three types of genetic components: the minor allele

  16. Research on fatigue behavior evaluation and fatigue fracture mechanisms of cruciform welded joints

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    J. L. Fan; X. L. Guo; C. W. Wu; Y. G. Zhao

    2011-01-01

    The applications of infrared thermographic method and the relationship between the microstructures and mechanical properties of materials were reviewed. Experimental tests, using the thermographic method, have been carried out in order to evaluate the fatigue behavior of cruciform welded joints subjected to a high mean stress. A good agreement was achieved between the predicted values and those obtained by the

  17. Learning Problems of Junior Level Children: A Nordic Joint Research Project (No. 2108).

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    Jansson, Karin, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Four cities in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have been engaged since 1977 in a joint study of the junior level of elementary school. (More than 5,000 pupils are involved in the study.) The Department of Education at the University of Turku joined the project in the autumn term of 1979. The purpose of the Swedish project, reported here, was to…

  18. We acknowledge the support of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence Award RE/08/001 Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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    Maizels, Rick

    Dr Kay Wagner Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing of Nice (INSERM) "Molecular mechanisms epidemiology: population based approaches for understanding the role of epigenetic variation in common complex of differentiation through nuclear envelope directed spatial organization of the genome" Host: Dr Nik Morton 12 March

  19. Oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology jointly sponsored research. Quarterly technical progress report, April--June 1992

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    Not Available

    1992-12-01

    Accomplishments for the quarter are presented for the following areas of research: oil shale, tar sand, coal, advanced exploratory process technology, and jointly sponsored research. Oil shale research includes; oil shale process studies, environmental base studies for oil shale, and miscellaneous basic concept studies. Tar sand research covers process development. Coal research includes; underground coal gasification, coal combustion, integrated coal processing concepts, and solid waste management. Advanced exploratory process technology includes; advanced process concepts, advanced mitigation concepts, and oil and gas technology. Jointly sponsored research includes: organic and inorganic hazardous waste stabilization; development and validation of a standard test method for sequential batch extraction fluid; operation and evaluation of the CO{sub 2} HUFF-N-PUFF Process; fly ash binder for unsurfaced road aggregates; solid state NMR analysis of Mesa Verde Group, Greater Green River Basin, tight gas sands; flow-loop testing of double-wall pipe for thermal applications; characterization of petroleum residue; shallow oil production using horizontal wells with enhanced recovery techniques; and menu driven access to the WDEQ Hydrologic Data Management Systems.

  20. Geotechnical Research Centre

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    Lennard, William N.

    engineering, slope stability, tunnelling in soft ground tunnels and foundations in rock, and concrete dams and dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis n Stability analysis of concrete and earth fill dams n Soil walls, shoring systems, and soil anchors n Deep excavations in soil and rock n Underground

  1. Creation of the CCIVA ERA via a Networks of research funders and managers and joint transnational activities

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    Leitner, M.; Capela Lourenço, T.

    2010-09-01

    As a precursor, CIRCLE ERA-Net (Climate Impact Research Coordination for a Larger Europe) was a European Commission (EC) Framework Programme 6 (FP6) funded project under the European Research Area (ERA) Networks scheme. Its success is now being followed by CIRCLE-2 (Climate Impact Research and Response Coordination for a Larger Europe) a European Commission (EC) Framework Programme 7 (FP7) funded project. CIRCLE initiated in 2005 as a Coordination Action (CA) until 2009 and its second phase CIRCLE-2 (2010-2014) currently involves 20 partner and 15 associated partner institutions from 24 different European countries. Key national research funding and managing institutions across Europe are represented in the CIRCLE-2 consortium either directly or through their national/regional research programmes on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation (CCIVA). The main objective of CIRCLE-2 is to step up coordination of research activities carried out at national/regional level in the EU Member and Associated States by supporting and enhancing collaboration efforts between national research programmes on CCIVA. By the setting up of different sub-groups based on their geo-climatic or socio-economic circumstances (e.g. Mediterranean, Nordic, Central and Eastern European States, Mountainous areas) CIRCLE establish a strong and close network that enables the alignment of national CCIVA research agendas and their funding budgets. Through a multi-level assessment of CCIVA research needs, CIRCLE provided the framework for the programme, design and launch of joint calls for research projects. Three of such transnational joint calls where issued for the Mediterranean (2007-2010), the Nordic (2007-2009) and Mountainous areas (2009 - 2010). Alongside with its focus on the research management of transnational CCIVA science, CIRCLE has developed efforts to support the European adaptation and response processes by aggregating and making available national/regional information on CCIAV research programmes, projects and their results. CIRCLE-2 will move further and create a science policy interface for transnational collaboration and activities. By matching its knowledge base with the EC and its Member and Associated States' research agendas, CIRCLE-2 will set in place an integrated structure to consider and support European CCIVA research needs and to contribute towards the development of a truly multidisciplinary ERA on Climate Change.

  2. Joint Institute Marine and Atmospheric

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research NATIONALOCEA NIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION Contribution 00-328 #12;ii This research is funded by Cooperative Agreement Number NA67RJ0154 between the Joint

  3. Hypermobile joints

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    ... hypermobile joints have an increased risk for joint dislocation and other problems. Extra care may be needed ... the joint? Is there any history of joint dislocation, difficulty walking, or difficulty using the arms? Further ...

  4. Oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, jointly sponsored research. Quarterly technical progress report, January--March 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    Accomplishments for the past quarter are briefly described for the following areas of research: oil shale; tar sand; coal; advanced exploratory process technology; and jointly sponsored research. Oil shale and tar sand researches cover processing studies. Coal research includes: coal combustion; integrated coal processing concepts; and solid waste management. Advanced exploratory process technology covers: advanced process concepts; advanced mitigation concepts; and oil and gas technology. Jointly sponsored research includes: organic and inorganic hazardous waste stabilization; CROW{sup TM} field demonstration with Bell Lumber and Pole; development and validation of a standard test method for sequential batch extraction fluid; operation and evaluation of the CO{sub 2} HUFF-N-PUFF Process; fly ash binder for unsurfaced road aggregates; solid-state NMR analysis of Mesaverde Group, Greater Green River Basin tight gas sands; characterization of petroleum residue; shallow oil production using horizontal wells with enhanced oil recovery techniques; surface process study for oil recovery using a thermal extraction process; oil field waste cleanup using tank bottom recovery process; remote chemical sensor development; in situ treatment of manufactured gas plant contaminated soils demonstration program; solid-state NMR analysis of naturally and artificially matured kerogens; and development of an effective method for the clean-up of natural gas.

  5. UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite Brom B2 (F7) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 rpm N2 Base Acid

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite Brom B2 (F7) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 36 Fermentation (Hrs) pH rpm Temp Do GFW (mg/ml) Activity 100x (%) Activity 1000x (%) O2 valve N2: Fermentation Suite Brom B2 (F7) PDF.xls: ProductionProfile Fermentation (Hrs) Activity (100x dilution) Activity

  6. UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite MacG A2 (F7) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2 rpm N2 Base Acid

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite MacG A2 (F7) PDF.xls: FermentationProfile Air O2.0 Water 0.000 Temp (oC) dO2 pH - -0.500 0.000 600 0:00 4:48 9:36 14:24 19:12 24:00 Fermentation (Hrs) p

  7. [The 75th anniversary of science research and development testing centre of air medicine and military ergonomics SSRDTI of military medicine of Ministry of Defense of the RF].

    PubMed

    Bukhtiiarov, I V; Khomenko, M N; Zhdan'ko, I M

    2010-01-01

    The article presents main stages of forming Science research and development testing centre of air medicine and military ergonomics, results of researches of three main directions: medical-technical (ergonomic) supply of creation, testing and exploitation of air techniques and armament; participating in organization of combat training activity for the purposes of saving professional health, securing of combativity and professional reliability of aircraft pilots; scientific grounding of improvement of medical supply of aviation (improvement of medical control for dynamics of state of health, physiological and psychological resources of organism in course of combat training, creation of automatized diagnostic complexes and etc.). PMID:20536040

  8. The Challenges of Community Education: A Biography of Sutton Centre 1970 to 1982. Nottingham Adult Education Research Reports.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fletcher, Colin

    This book is a case study of one English community education center during the 1970s and a little beyond. It introduces the building, Sutton Centre; the town, Sutton-in-Ashfield, North Nottinghamshire; community education; and the period of time in which the story is set. Nineteen chapters concentrate upon the actions and the arguments that took…

  9. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Greenslade, Diana

    of Meteorology On the sensitivity of Australian temperature variability and trends to analysis methods be addressed to: The National Climate Centre Bureau of Meteorology GPO Box 1289, Melbourne Victoria 3001 of Meteorology. To the extent permitted by law, all rights are reserved and no part of this publication covered

  10. The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a joint venture of the Max Planck Institute for Structural Dynamics (MPSD),

    E-print Network

    The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a joint venture of the Max Planck Institute for Structural Dynamics (MPSD), Deutsches Elektronen in chemistry, biology and medicine. International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural

  11. Jointly organised by Centre for Infrastructure and

    E-print Network

    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    for a properly formulated strategy of bridge management to ensure that the existing stock of road and railway years there has been a growing awareness amongst bridge engineers around the world of the need bridges remain in service for as long as possible. In September 2005 a Code of Practice for Highway

  12. The microgravity User Support Centre

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wittmann, K.

    1993-03-01

    The Microgravity User Support Centre (MUSC) located at the DLR Research Centre in Koeln offers support for preparation, operation and evaluation of microgravity experiments. Both microgravity subdisciplines, materials and life sciences, are covered. MUSC will evolve through the upcoming missions on Spacelab, Eureca, Mir and Texus into a facility responsible center for the Space Station era.

  13. Joint Assessment of Renewable Energy and Water Desalination Research Center (REWDC) Program Capabilities and Facilities In Radioactive Waste Management

    SciTech Connect

    Bissani, M; Fischer, R; Kidd, S; Merrigan, J

    2006-04-03

    The primary goal of this visit was to perform a joint assessment of the Renewable Energy and Water Desalination Center's (REWDC) program in radioactive waste management. The visit represented the fourth technical and scientific interaction with Libya under the DOE/NNSA Sister Laboratory Arrangement. Specific topics addressed during the visit focused on Action Sheet P-05-5, ''Radioactive Waste Management''. The Team, comprised of Mo Bissani (Team Lead), Robert Fischer, Scott Kidd, and Jim Merrigan, consulted with REWDC management and staff. The team collected information, discussed particulars of the technical collaboration and toured the Tajura facility. The tour included the waste treatment facility, waste storage/disposal facility, research reactor facility, hot cells and analytical labs. The assessment team conducted the first phase of Task A for Action Sheet 5, which involved a joint assessment of the Radioactive Waste Management Program. The assessment included review of the facilities dedicated to the management of radioactive waste at the Tourja site, the waste management practices, proposed projects for the facility and potential impacts on waste generation and management.

  14. Pelvic joint fusion in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain – a prospective single-subject research design study

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background The fusion of the pelvic joints in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a controversial and insufficiently studied procedure. The aims of this study were to evaluate physical function and pain after sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion. Methods A single-subject research design study with repeated measurements was conducted; pre-operatively and at 3, 6 and 12 months post-operatively. The outcome measures considered were the Oswestry disability index (ODI), visual analogue scale (VAS), and SF-36. Eight patients with severe PGP received open-accessed unilateral anterior SIJ fusion and fusion of the pubic symphysis. Results Seven patients reported positive results from the surgery. At 1 year post-operation, significant (p?

  15. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

    E-print Network

    ) UCD James Joyce Research Centre Jan 2019 (5yrs) #12;2 UCD Centre for War Studies Jan 2016 (2yrs of Dr James Cross (SPIRE) as Centre Director and the School's Head of Subject (International Relations

  16. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

    E-print Network

    Complications Research Centre'. b) Appointment of Director of Academic Centre 1. Centre for Sports Studies1 University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres Report to Academic Council Meeting 6 December 2012 The Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres (ACCAC) at its meeting

  17. POTENTIAL FOR JOINT RESEARCH BETWEEN EPA AND THE U.S. ARMY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The environmental problems being faced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army are closely related, and the research needed to address them overlaps in many areas. his is especially true in the area of hazardous waste site remediation research aimed at the...

  18. Development of gas-filled position-sensitive detectors of thermal neutrons at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Belushkin, A. V.; Bogdzel', A. A.; Zhuravlev, V. V.; Kutuzov, S. A.; Levchanovski?, F. V.; Litvinenko, E. I.; Jai, Li Yong; Panteleev, Ts. Ts.; Prikhod'Ko, V. I.; Chernikov, A. N.; Churakov, A. V.; Shevtsov, V. N.

    2010-05-01

    The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is one of the leading centers of neutron research in Russia. Within the works on the modernization of detector systems, researchers of the laboratory have designed and fabricated linear and area gas-filled position-sensitive detectors of thermal neutrons and the area monitor detector with a low attenuation of the incoming beam. These devices and their main characteristics have been described.

  19. Research investigations in oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, and advanced fuels research: Volume 2 -- Jointly sponsored research program. Final report, October 1986--September 1993

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, V.E.

    1994-09-01

    Numerous studies have been conducted in five principal areas: oil shale, tar sand, underground coal gasification, advanced process technology, and advanced fuels research. In subsequent years, underground coal gasification was broadened to be coal research, under which several research activities were conducted that related to coal processing. The most significant change occurred in 1989 when the agreement was redefined as a Base Program and a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP). Investigations were conducted under the Base Program to determine the physical and chemical properties of materials suitable for conversion to liquid and gaseous fuels, to test and evaluate processes and innovative concepts for such conversions, to monitor and determine environmental impacts related to development of commercial-sized operations, and to evaluate methods for mitigation of potential environmental impacts. This report is divided into two volumes: Volume 1 consists of 28 summaries that describe the principal research efforts conducted under the Base Program in five topic areas. Volume 2 describes tasks performed within the JSRP. Research conducted under this agreement has resulted in technology transfer of a variety of energy-related research information. A listing of related publications and presentations is given at the end of each research topic summary. More specific and detailed information is provided in the topical reports referenced in the related publications listings.

  20. Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity. The Chinese National Institute on Drug Dependence, Peking University: past, present and future.

    PubMed

    Wang, Xi; Zhao, Dong; Shi, Jie; Zhao, Chengzheng; Liu, Zhimin; Lu, Lin

    2010-09-01

    In the 25 years since drug abuse re-emerged in China in the 1980s, the National Institute of Drug Dependence (NIDD) has made many contributions to China's antidrug campaign. This present paper offers an account of the history, current status and future of drug dependence research at NIDD. NIDD was originally a research centre at Beijing Medical University, founded by the Chinese Ministry of Health to address the rapid spread of drug abuse in China. Originally, the main task of NIDD was to complete the commissions assigned by the government and university. Further developments transformed NIDD into a national research institute in the field of drug addiction that began to conduct its own research. NIDD has now created a professional team spread across several independent departments involved in neurobiological mechanisms, epidemiological surveys and monitoring, pre-clinical and clinical evaluation of new drugs (mainly analgesic drugs and detoxification drugs) and informatics and data analysis. As a university-based research institute, NIDD's funding derives mainly from grants provided by the government and financial support from international organizations. Its past and present research has a gained NIDD a reputation with both practitioners and policy makers in the field of drug addiction. In the future, NIDD will continue to engage in various aspects of drug addiction research and will enter the field of brain function. PMID:20491722

  1. First Joint U.S.Canada Polar Expedition for Educators, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada: Planetary Analogue Research and Lessons Learned

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Williamson; W. H. Pollard; C. M. McKay; L. Coe; M. Steinberg; J. Clement

    2008-01-01

    From July 20 to August 2, 2008, joint activities sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA - Space Learning) and NASA (Spaceward Bound) were carried out at the McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) in the Canadian High Arctic. Established in 1960, MARS consists of two sites located on western Axel Heiberg Island along the shore of Expedition Fiord (lower camp),

  2. PROCEEDINGS: JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON DRY SO2 AND SIMULTANEOUS SO2/NOX CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (1ST). VOLUME 1. FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

    EPA Science Inventory

    Forty six papers describing recent advances in dry sorbent injection technologies for SO2 control were presented at the 1st Joint Symposium on Dry SO2 and Simultaneous SO2/NOx Control Technologies. These papers covered the following topics: fundamental research; pilot-scale devel...

  3. Oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, jointly sponsored research. Quarterly technical progress report, April--June 1993

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    Progress made in five areas of research is described briefly. The subtask in oil shale research is on oil shale process studies. For tar sand the subtask reported is on process development. Coal research includes the following subtasks: Coal combustion; integrated coal processing concepts; and solid waste management. Advanced exploratory process technology includes the following: Advanced process concepts; advanced mitigation concepts; oil and gas technology. Jointly sponsored research includes: Organic and inorganic hazardous waste stabilization; CROW{sup TM} field demonstration with Bell Lumber and Pole; development and validation of a standard test method for sequential batch extraction fluid; operation and evaluation of the CO{sup 2} HUFF-N-PUFF Process; fly ash binder for unsurfaced road aggregates; solid-state NMR analysis of Mesaverde Group, Greater Green River Basin, tight gas sands; characterization of petroleum residua; shallow oil production using horizontal wells with enhanced oil recovery techniques; surface process study for oil recovery using a thermal extraction process;NMR analysis of samples from the ocean drilling program; oil field waste cleanup using tank bottom recovery process; remote chemical sensor development; in situ treatment of manufactured gas plant contaminated soils demonstration program; solid-state NMR analysis of Mowry formation shale from different sedimentary basins; solid-state NMR analysis of naturally and artificially matured kerogens; and development of effective method for the clean-up of natural gas.

  4. Joint Attention and Early Social Communication: Implications for Research on Intervention with Autism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter Mundy; Mary Crowson

    1997-01-01

    Highly structured, intensive early intervention may lead to significant developmental gains for many children with autism. However, a clear understanding of early intervention effects may currently be hampered by a lack of precision in outcome measurement. To improve the precision and sensitivity of outcome assessment it may be useful to integrate research on the nature of the social disturbance of

  5. RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Are joint and soft tissue injections painful?

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    , the intensity and the management of procedural pain observed in osteo-articular injections in daily practice mild procedural pain and procedural pain management is uncommonly provided by physicians. Specific research and guidelines for the management of procedural pain related to rheumatologic care should

  6. Jointly sponsored by the WV Geriatric Education Center and CAMC Health Education and Research Institute

    E-print Network

    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    CREDIT HOUR STATEMENT Physicians - The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit is accepted as Category 2-A credit by the AOA. It is the responsibility of the participant to submit credit

  7. Facts about GPCC The Gothenburg University Centre for Person-

    E-print Network

    Johannesson, Henrik

    Facts about GPCC The Gothenburg University Centre for Person- centred Care (GPCC have a strong tradition of clinical research and now the GPCC contributes with care science research in health care. The Health Care of the Future: What is Person-centred Care? The basis of person-centred care

  8. Division of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation / Clinical Imagine Sciences Centre Research / Senior Radiographer Grade 7 (full time, permanent post)

    E-print Network

    Jensen, Max

    provides an ideal opportunity to be involved in research and clinical MRI and PETCT at the Clinical Imaging-Positron Emission Tomography (PET) systems at CISC for clinical, research and educational purposes. The post clinical imaging requests. 1.2.Undertake imaging examinations for clinical, research and educational

  9. National Centre for Indigenous Studies

    E-print Network

    Botea, Adi

    G R A M Overview Welcome to the 2012, Higher Degree Research (HDR) retreat hosted by the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS). A key aim of this annual retreat is to provide an opportunity to specifically support Indigenous research and researchers. Importantly, this retreat also aims to provide

  10. Oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, jointly sponsored research. Quarterly technical progress report, July--September 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-12-31

    Progress made in five research programs is described. The subtasks in oil shale study include oil shale process studies and unconventional applications and markets for western oil shale.The tar sand study is on recycle oil pyrolysis and extraction (ROPE) process. Four tasks are described in coal research: underground coal gasification; coal combustion; integrated coal processing concepts; and sold waste management. Advanced exploratory process technology includes: advanced process concepts; advanced mitigation concepts; and oil and gas technology. Jointly sponsored research covers: organic and inorganic hazardous waste stabilization; CROW field demonstration with Bell Lumber and Pole; development and validation of a standard test method for sequential batch extraction fluid; PGI demonstration project; operation and evaluation of the CO{sub 2} HUFF-N-PUFF process; fly ash binder for unsurfaced road aggregates; solid state NMR analysis of Mesaverde group, Greater Green River Basin, tight gas sands; flow-loop testing of double-wall pipe for thermal applications; shallow oil production using horizontal wells with enhanced oil recovery techniques; NMR analysis of sample from the ocean drilling program; and menu driven access to the WDEQ hydrologic data management system.

  11. RTEMS Centre - Support and Maintenance Centre to RTEMS Operating System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Freitas, D.; Coutinho, M.; Faustino, S.; Mota, M.; Colaço, P.; Sousa, J.; Dias, L.; Damjanovic, B.; Zulianello, M.; Rufino, J.

    2009-05-01

    RTEMS CENTRE - Support and Maintenance Centre to RTEMS Operating System is a joint ESA/Portuguese Task Force initiative to develop a support and maintenance centre to the Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS). This paper gives a high level visibility of the progress, the results obtained and the future work in the RTEMS CENTRE [6] and in the RTEMS Improvement [7] projects. RTEMS CENTRE started officially in November 2006, with the RTEMS 4.6.99.2 version. A full analysis of RTEMS operating system was produced. The architecture was analysed in terms of conceptual, organizational and operational concepts. The original objectives [1] of the centre were primarily to create and maintain technical expertise and competences in this RTOS, to develop a website to provide the European Space Community an entry point for obtaining support (http://rtemscentre.edisoft.pt), to design, develop, maintain and integrate some RTEMS support tools (Timeline Tool, Configuration and Management Tools), to maintain flight libraries and Board Support Packages, to develop a strong relationship with the World RTEMS Community and finally to produce some considerations in ARINC-653, DO-178B and ECSS E-40 standards. RTEMS Improvement is the continuation of the RTEMS CENTRE. Currently the RTEMS, version 4.8.0, is being facilitated for a future qualification. In this work, the validation material is being produced following the Galileo Software Standards Development Assurance Level B [5]. RTEMS is being completely tested, errors analysed, dead and deactivated code removed and tests produced to achieve 100% statement and decision coverage of source code [2]. The SW to exploit the LEON Memory Management Unit (MMU) hardware will be also added. A brief description of the expected implementations will be given.

  12. Correlates of Individual Versus Joint Participation in Online Survey Research with Same-Sex Male Couples.

    PubMed

    Starks, Tyrel J; Millar, Brett M; Parsons, Jeffrey T

    2015-06-01

    Internet-based surveys are commonly utilized as a cost-effective mechanism for data collection in social and health psychology research. Little is known about the differences between partnered gay men who participate alone compared to those with partners who also agree to participate. A sample of 260 partnered gay/bisexual men from New York City completed an online survey covering demographic characteristics, sexual behavior, substance use, and relationship satisfaction. Upon completion, they had the option to send the study link to their partner. In total, 104 (40 %) participants successfully recruited their partners, 90 (34.6 %) were unsuccessful, and 66 (25.4 %) declined the option to refer their partners. Men who did not refer their partners were significantly older, in relationships longer, and reported higher personal income. Participants who successfully recruited partners reported significantly higher relationship satisfaction. While generalizability is limited given the diversity of methodological factors that influence research participation, these data provide an initial insight into the effects on sample composition imposed by the implementation of dyadic (vs. unpaired) designs in online studies. PMID:25432879

  13. Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: The Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems. Past, present and future.

    PubMed

    Kuntsche, Emmanuel; Maffli, Etienne; Kuntsche, Sandra; Delgrande Jordan, Marina

    2009-05-01

    The aim of this paper is to offer an account of the history, the current status and the future of substance use research at the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems (SIPA). Although founded originally by the temperance movement in 1901, its policy has shifted over time towards one which accepts an alcohol-consuming culture made up of self-determined but well-informed consumers, while still supporting those who choose to live an abstinent life. In the beginning, SIPA was involved primarily in collecting alcohol-related information and making it available to professionals and the general public. From the late 1960s SIPA began conducting its own research projects; by the mid-1970s it had set up its own in-house research department. In 2001, SIPA was appointed a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Substance Abuse, Research, Prevention and Documentation. As a private non-governmental organization, most of its funding comes from external research commissions. SIPA participates in a variety of international projects [e.g. Gender Alcohol and Culture: An International Study (GenACIS), European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) and Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)] and contributes to numerous national research projects dealing with substance use. It has also forged close links with more than 50 other research institutions in Switzerland and world-wide. Thanks to its work over the last 30 years, SIPA has become a chief port of call for alcohol use research in Switzerland. In the future, SIPA will continue to monitor substance use, while stepping up its prevention research activities and ensuring that it is able to react more promptly to emerging phenomena. PMID:19413784

  14. Informing Policy and Practice in Australia's Vocational Education and Training Sector: Reflections and Futures. Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Forum of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, March 21, 2007)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Curtin, Penelope, Ed.; Loveder, Phil, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    To mark the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) brought together policy, industry and academic leaders to reflect on the role that research and statistics have played in the development of Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector. This publication includes the original…

  15. [Assessing research productivity in Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zagreb, School of Medicine and University Hospital Centre Zagreb].

    PubMed

    Petrak, Jelka; Sember, Marijan; Grani?, Davorka

    2012-01-01

    Bibliometric analysis may give an objective information about publishing activity, citation rate and collaboration patterns of individuals, groups and institutions. The publication productivity of the present medical staff (79 with specialist degree and 22 residents) in Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zagreb School of Medicine in University Hospital Centre Zagreb was measured by the number of papers indexed by Medline, their impact was measured by the number of times these papers had subsequently been cited in the medical literature, while the collaboration pattern was estimated by the authors' addresses listed in the papers. PubMed database was a source for verifying the bibliographic data, and the citation data were searched via Thomson Web of Scence (WoS) platform. There were a total of 1182 papers, published from 1974 to date. The number of papers per author ranged from 0 to 252. Sixty of papers were published in English, and 39% in Croatian language. The roughly equal share was published in local and foreign journals. The RCT studies and practice guidelines were among the most cited papers and were at the same time published by the highly ranked journals. The collaboration analysis confirmed the extensive involment in the international multicentric clinical trials as well as in the development of international/local practice guidelines. PMID:22768679

  16. Biofluid lubrication for artificial joints 

    E-print Network

    Pendelton, Alice Mae

    2009-05-15

    This research investigated biofluid lubrication related to artificial joints using tribological and rheological approaches. Biofluids studied here represent two categories of fluids, base fluids and nanostructured biofluids. ...

  17. British Oceanographic Data Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a component of the UK Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) environmental data center network and has designated responsibility for marine data. BODC's mission is to operate a world class data center in support of UK marine science by maintaining and developing the UK's national oceanographic database, developing innovative marine data products and digital atlases, collaborating, on behalf of the UK, in the international exchange and management of oceanographic data, and making high quality oceanographic data readily available to UK research scientists in academia, government and industry.

  18. Ectoparasite fauna of rodents collected from two wildlife research centres in Saudi Arabia with discussion on the implications for disease transmission.

    PubMed

    Harrison, A; Robb, G N; Alagaili, A N; Hastriter, M W; Apanaskevich, D A; Ueckermann, E A; Bennett, N C

    2015-07-01

    The majority of human pathogens are zoonotic and rodents play an important role as reservoirs of many of these infectious agents. In the case of vector-borne pathogens, rodent reservoirs not only act as a source of infection for vectors but also serve as hosts for the vectors themselves, supporting their populations. Current data on rodent-ectoparasite relationships is limited in Saudi Arabia, however, this is needed to assess disease risk and the relative importance of different hosts for the maintenance of vector-borne pathogen cycles. In order to provide baseline data for the region that could be used to assess zoonotic disease risk, we collected and identified 771 ectoparasite specimens (ticks, fleas and mites) from 161 rodents at two wildlife research centres in Saudi Arabia and discuss our results in the context of possible zoonotic disease risk based on the hosts and vectors present. PMID:25820031

  19. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

    E-print Network

    6. UCD Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland 7. UCD Childhood and Human Development Research, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, as the new centre director. Dr Seamus

  20. Centre for Educational Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-13

    Created by the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the aim of the Centre for Educational Technology is to "realise the principles expressed in the University" technology policy. In order to meet that lofty goal, the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) is hard at work in the areas of curriculum development, learning technologies, staff development, and research. Visitors are introduced to the work of talented University of Cape Town students in the "UCT Stories" on the homepage of the website, and when clicking "Read more," can view "related files," such as a film clip, screen shot, or download. Visitors will find the "Projects" tab contains informative individual downloadable reports on information and communication technologies (ICT) of the eight African countries involved in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA). Some of the countries involved in the partnership include Ghana, Kenya, and Egypt, and visitors can find statistics on infrastructure, higher education enrollment, internet access, and usage in the reports.

  1. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

    E-print Network

    of Medicine in Ireland. (CHOMI). (b) Centre Director Nomination Centre for the Study of Gender, Culture for the Study of Gender, Culture and Identities Following a review the ACCAC recommend the continuance Academic Centre Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland at UCD The ACCAC recommend the establishment

  2. The Joint NASA/Goddard-University of Maryland Research Program in Charged Particle and High Energy Photon Detector Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    Having recognized at an early stage the critical importance of maintaining detector capabilities which utilize state of the art techniques, a joint program was formulated. This program has involved coordination of a broad range of efforts and activities including joint experiments, collaboration in theoretical studies, instrument design, calibrations, and data analysis. Summaries of the progress made to date are presented. A representative bibliography is also included.

  3. Joint EPA-EPRI (Environmental Protection Agency-Electric Power Research Institute) Cold Weather Plume Study (CWPS): overview of measurements and data base. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. V. Gillani; V. L. Bohm

    1987-01-01

    The Cold Weather Plume Study (CWPS) was a field measurement program carried out in February 1981 under the joint sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Electric Power Research Institute. Its objective was to generate a data base suitable for quantitative analysis of the mesoscale physical dynamics and SOx, NOx chemistry of the plume of the 1320-MW coal-fired

  4. Editor-in-Chief: Paul Statham, Sussex Centre for Migration

    E-print Network

    Sussex, University of

    #12;Editor-in-Chief: Paul Statham, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK Deputy Editor: James Hampshire, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK Editorial Officer: Sharon Krummel, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK The Journal

  5. The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology

    E-print Network

    Edinburgh, University of

    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology 2013 #12;33 The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology 2013 #12;The expansion of research in cell biology was planned in 1992 as a result of the vision. Recruitment, based on research excellence at all levels in the area of cell biology, began in earnest in 1993

  6. On the Right and Left of the Centre: ABET and ECE Postgraduate Educational Research in South Africa, 1995-2004

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rule, P.

    2011-01-01

    Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) are the stepchildren of the South African education system in terms of resource allocation and public attention, and yet vitally inform the enterprise of lifelong learning and the prospects for developing a learning nation. The paucity of research on ECE and ABET, and…

  7. TeAwateaReview Te Awatea ViolenceResearchCentre'sNewsletter Volume 6 Number 1 July 2008

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    . Young People and Family Violence 19. Advising Victims in the New Zealand Justice System 20. Seminar in the context of mental health and in the context of the family where children and young people exposed neglected but emerging areas for specialist research attention. Wendy Nordick is a clinical social worker

  8. Students' Failure to Submit Research Projects on Time: A Case Study from Masvingo Regional Centre at Zimbabwe Open University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chabaya, Owence; Chiome, Chrispen; Chabaya, Raphinos A.

    2009-01-01

    The study sought to determine lecturers' and students' perceptions of factors contributing to students' failure to submit research projects on time in three departments of the Zimbabwe Open University. The study employed a descriptive survey design and was both quantitative and qualitative. The questionnaire used as a data-gathering instrument had…

  9. Institute for the Study of Sparsely Populated Areas. A Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Sparsely Populated and Peripheral Regions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sadler, Peter G.

    The Institute for the Study of Sparsely Populated Areas is a multidisciplinary research unit which acts to coordinate, further, and initiate studies of the economic and social conditions of sparsely populated areas. Short summaries of the eight studies completed in the session of 1977-78 indicate work in such areas as the study of political life…

  10. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO

    E-print Network

    Greenslade, Diana

    of Meteorology and CSIRO Validation of Tsunami Warning Thresholds Using Inundation Modelling Burak Uslu and Diana - a partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology CAWCR Technical Report No. 062 June 2013 Authors for Australian Weather and Climate Research: A partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box

  11. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Greenslade, Diana

    of Meteorology On the sensitivity of Australian temperature trends and variability to analysis methods - a partnership between the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology CAWCR Technical Report No. 050 March 2012 ISSN and Climate Research: A partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO GPO Box 1289, Melbourne

  12. The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Marshall, Andrew

    of Meteorology The Southern Annular Mode and its influence on Australian intra-seasonal climate in POAMA A and Climate Research A partnership between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology Risbey et al. (2009) #12;The of Meteorology Impact of the SAM · Leading mode of variability in southern extra-tropics · Characterised by north

  13. The Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley. A professional research centre in the Italian Alps

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    Calcidese, P.; Bernagozzi, A.; Bertolini, E.; Carbognani, A.; Damasso, M.; Pellissier, P.; Recaldini, P.; Soldi, M.; Toso, G.

    The Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA), in the Alps at the border with France and Switzerland, is located in the Saint-Barthélemy Valley at 1675 m a.s.l. and 16 km from the town of Nus (AO). Managed by the Fondazione Clément Fillietroz-ONLUS with funding from local administrations, the OAVdA opened in 2003. For the first years its initiatives were focused on public outreach & education. Since 2006 the main activity has been scientific research thanks to an official agreement of cooperation established with the italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). The OAVdA researchers, with Research Grants from the European Social Fund (EU-ESF), have been authors and/or coauthors of several papers on international journals. Here we present in detail the scientific projects developed at the OAVdA and describe some public outreach & education initiatives proposed at the OAVdA and the Planetarium of Lignan, also managed by the Fondazione Clément Fillietroz-ONLUS since 2009.

  14. Japan-China Joint Medical Workshop on Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics 2008: The need of Asian pharmaceutical researchers' cooperation.

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    Nakata, M; Tang, W

    2008-10-01

    The Japan-China Joint Medical Workshop on Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics 2008 (JCMWDDT 2008) was held from September 29 to October 1, 2008 at The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. JCMWDDT is an international workshop that is mainly organized by Asian editorial members of Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics (http://www.ddtjournal.com/home) for the purpose of promoting research exchanges in the field of drug discovery and therapeutic. This year's JCMWDDT is the second workshop and focused particularly on novel development and technological innovation of anti-influenza agents. The workshop began with an announcement by the Japanese Co-chairperson, Dr. Sekimizu (Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Editorin- Chief of Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics, DDT) followed by a speech by the Chinese Co-chairperson, Dr. Wenfang Xu (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Shandong, China; Editor in China Office of DDT), with additional speeches by Dr. Norio Matsuki (The University of Tokyo, Japan; Editor of DDT) and Dr. Guanhua Du (Chinese Academy of Medical Science, China; Editor of DDT). Fifty-nine titles were presented in 6 specialized sessions (Research Advances in Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics, Drug Synthesis/Clinical Therapeutics, Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products, Anti-influenza Drugs, Anti-infection/antiviral Drugs, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology /Pharmacology) and a poster session (Drug Discov Ther 2008; 2, Suppl; available at http://www.ddtjournal.com/Announce/index.htm). An annual outbreak of avian influenza in Asian countries including China and Japan has sparked fears that the virus will mutate and then cause an epidemic in humans. Therefore, Asian researchers need to work together to control this infection. This year's JCMWDDT helped provide an opportunity to reiterate the crucial role of medicinal chemistry in conquering influenza and created an environment for cooperative research in Asian countries. (reported on October 1st, with grateful thanks to all participants) Main program Session I. Research Advances in Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics ? Design, synthesis and preliminary activity assay of influenza virus neuraminidase inhibitors by Wenfang Xu (Shandong University, China) ? Infection disease models with silkworms to evaluate the therapeutic effects of drug candidates by Kazuhisa Sekimizu (The University of Tokyo, Japan) ? Japan's governmental approaches to facilitate drug development process by Makoto Shimoaraiso (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan) ? Effective detection of the epidermal growth factor receptor mutation by the peptide nucleic acid-locked nucleic acid PCR Clamp by Sakuo Hoshi (The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan) ? Design and synthesis of p53-MDM2 binding inhibitors by Yongzhou Hu (Zhejiang University, China) Session II. Drug Synthesis/Clinical Therapeutics ? Pharmacogenomics-based clinical studies using a novel fully-automated genotyping system by Setsuo Hasegawa (Sekino Clinical Pharmacology Clinic, Japan) ? Synthesis and biological evaluation of pentacyclic triterpenes as anti-tumor agents by Hongbin Sun (China Pharmaceutical University, China) ? Drug discovery and therapeutics using silkworm as experimental animal by Yasuyuki Ogata (The University of Tokyo, Japan) ? Novel selective estrogen recetpor modulators (SERMs) with unusual structure and biological activities by Haibing Zhou (Wuhan University, China) Session III. Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products ? Synthesis and properties of isonucleosides incorporated oligonucleotides by Zhenjun Yang (Peking University, China) ? Isolation of antiviral compounds from plant resources using silkworm bioassay by Yutaka Orihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan) ? Sy

  15. Joint Statement Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014 19/5/2014 For further information contact: Katherine Littler, k.littler@wellcome.ac.uk, The Wellcome Trust

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Joint Statement Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014 19 Supporting Funding for Stem Cell and Reproductive Health Research in Europe 2014 Stem cell research continues the destruction of human embryos, including stem cell research. Such a ban would have a negative impact

  16. MEMS Sensor Technologies for Human Centred Applications in Healthcare, Physical Activities, Safety and Environmental Sensing: A Review on Research Activities in Italy

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    Ciuti, Gastone; Ricotti, Leonardo; Menciassi, Arianna; Dario, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    Over the past few decades the increased level of public awareness concerning healthcare, physical activities, safety and environmental sensing has created an emerging need for smart sensor technologies and monitoring devices able to sense, classify, and provide feedbacks to users’ health status and physical activities, as well as to evaluate environmental and safety conditions in a pervasive, accurate and reliable fashion. Monitoring and precisely quantifying users’ physical activity with inertial measurement unit-based devices, for instance, has also proven to be important in health management of patients affected by chronic diseases, e.g., Parkinson’s disease, many of which are becoming highly prevalent in Italy and in the Western world. This review paper will focus on MEMS sensor technologies developed in Italy in the last three years describing research achievements for healthcare and physical activity, safety and environmental sensing, in addition to smart systems integration. Innovative and smart integrated solutions for sensing devices, pursued and implemented in Italian research centres, will be highlighted, together with specific applications of such technologies. Finally, the paper will depict the future perspective of sensor technologies and corresponding exploitation opportunities, again with a specific focus on Italy. PMID:25808763

  17. Research on the theory and methodology of integrating GIS and MAS and its application in simulating of pedestrians flows in a crowd's activity centre of Shanghai metropolitan

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    Liu, Miaolong; Chen, Peng

    2006-10-01

    Based on the development trend of research on urban morphology and its evolution from macro scale to micro scale, a new tight-coupling integrating method of GIS and MAS has been discussed briefly in this paper. After analyzing the characteristics and mechanism of pedestrian's flows in a crowds' activity center in a metropolitan, a prototype and mathematical expression of pedestrian's flows simulation have been put forward in the paper. A few key expressions and techniques for treating the specific behaviors of pedestrians flows, especially how the individuals of the flows make a decision to follow a original designed direction, how to make a decision whether stop or change his movement and select a new direction when the individuals meet a obstacle have been explored and discussed in detail. Using some tools provided by general GIS systems (such as ArcGIS 9) and a few specific programming languages, a new software system integrating GIS and MAS applicable for simulating pedestrians flows in a crowd activity centre has been developed successfully. Under the environment supported by the software system, as an applicable case, a dynamic evolution process of the pedestrian's flows (dispersed process for the spectators) in a crowds' activity center - The Shanghai Stadium has been simulated successfully. The successful simulating of a case of emergence when one or more exits emerge accidents will be very useful for managing and treating crowds' safety in a lot of assembling centers. At the end of the paper, some new research problems have been pointed out for the future.

  18. MEMS sensor technologies for human centred applications in healthcare, physical activities, safety and environmental sensing: a review on research activities in Italy.

    PubMed

    Ciuti, Gastone; Ricotti, Leonardo; Menciassi, Arianna; Dario, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    Over the past few decades the increased level of public awareness concerning healthcare, physical activities, safety and environmental sensing has created an emerging need for smart sensor technologies and monitoring devices able to sense, classify, and provide feedbacks to users' health status and physical activities, as well as to evaluate environmental and safety conditions in a pervasive, accurate and reliable fashion. Monitoring and precisely quantifying users' physical activity with inertial measurement unit-based devices, for instance, has also proven to be important in health management of patients affected by chronic diseases, e.g., Parkinson's disease, many of which are becoming highly prevalent in Italy and in the Western world. This review paper will focus on MEMS sensor technologies developed in Italy in the last three years describing research achievements for healthcare and physical activity, safety and environmental sensing, in addition to smart systems integration. Innovative and smart integrated solutions for sensing devices, pursued and implemented in Italian research centres, will be highlighted, together with specific applications of such technologies. Finally, the paper will depict the future perspective of sensor technologies and corresponding exploitation opportunities, again with a specific focus on Italy. PMID:25808763

  19. As Director of one of 12 inaugural Clinical and Translational Science Award-funded centres, Dr Lars Berglund focuses on building biomedical research teams of the future to improve human health

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    for several years. As UC Davis was one of the universities that did not have such a centre, I was recruited can health and healthcare delivery be improved? The CTSC plays a significant role in improving health and healthcare delivery in two key ways: first, by actively encouraging and selectively targeting research

  20. Correspondence to: P. Ceresa, European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Phone: +39 0382 516962; Fax: +39 0382 529131; Email: paola.ceresa@eucentre.it

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    Brezzi, Franco

    in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Phone: +39 0382 516962; Fax: +39 0382 European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Pavia, Italy 2 Istituto 529131; Email: paola.ceresa@eucentre.it EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING AND STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS Analytical

  1. Digital Curation Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) states as its motto: "because good research needs good data." Based in the United Kingdom, the DCC provides expert advice and helps those in the UK higher education and research communities store, manage, protect, and share digital research data. As such, the site is a great resource for information specialists, particularly librarians and academics. Visitors should make sure to check out the Digital Curation area which provides a bit of background on the field, along with information for newcomers to the field. The homepage also contains a neat feature entitled Editor's Choice, which brings together reports on digital preservation, information on new books, and much more. Also, visitors can sign up for the DCC's newsletter and take a look at its tag cloud. The Resources area should also not be missed as it features how-to guides, data management plans, case studies, and white papers.

  2. PMD2HD – A web tool aligning a PubMed search results page with the local German Cancer Research Centre library collection

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    Bohne-Lang, Andreas; Lang, Elke; Taube, Anke

    2005-01-01

    Background Web-based searching is the accepted contemporary mode of retrieving relevant literature, and retrieving as many full text articles as possible is a typical prerequisite for research success. In most cases only a proportion of references will be directly accessible as digital reprints through displayed links. A large number of references, however, have to be verified in library catalogues and, depending on their availability, are accessible as print holdings or by interlibrary loan request. Methods The problem of verifying local print holdings from an initial retrieval set of citations can be solved using Z39.50, an ANSI protocol for interactively querying library information systems. Numerous systems include Z39.50 interfaces and therefore can process Z39.50 interactive requests. However, the programmed query interaction command structure is non-intuitive and inaccessible to the average biomedical researcher. For the typical user, it is necessary to implement the protocol within a tool that hides and handles Z39.50 syntax, presenting a comfortable user interface. Results PMD2HD is a web tool implementing Z39.50 to provide an appropriately functional and usable interface to integrate into the typical workflow that follows an initial PubMed literature search, providing users with an immediate asset to assist in the most tedious step in literature retrieval, checking for subscription holdings against a local online catalogue. Conclusion PMD2HD can facilitate literature access considerably with respect to the time and cost of manual comparisons of search results with local catalogue holdings. The example presented in this article is related to the library system and collections of the German Cancer Research Centre. However, the PMD2HD software architecture and use of common Z39.50 protocol commands allow for transfer to a broad range of scientific libraries using Z39.50-compatible library information systems. PMID:15982415

  3. RTEMS CENTRE - RTEMS Improvement

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    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Freitas, D.; Coutinho, M.; Faustino, S.; Sousa, J.; Dias, L.; Zulianello, M.

    2010-08-01

    During the last two years, EDISOFT's RTEMS CENTRE team [1], jointly with the European Space Agency and with the support of the worldwide RTEMS community [2], have been developing an activity to facilitate the qualification of the real-time operating system RTEMS (Real-Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems). This paper intends to give a high level visibility of the progress and the results obtained in the RTEMS Improvement [3] activity. The primary objective [4] of the project is to improve the RTEMS product, its documentation and to facilitate the qualification of RTEMS for future space missions, taking into consideration the specific operational requirements. The sections below provide a brief overview of the RTEMS operating system and the activities performed in the RTEMS Improvement project, which includes the selection of API managers to be qualified, the tailoring process, the requirements analysis, the reverse engineering and design of the RTEMS, the quality assurance process, the ISVV activities, the test campaign, the results obtained, the criticality analysis and the facilitation of qualification process.

  4. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, The scaling of columnar joints in basalt

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    Morris, Stephen W.

    Abstract. We describe field work, analysis and modeling of columnar joints from the Columbia River Basalt Group. This work is focused on the regions around the Grand Coulee, Snake River, and Columbia Gorge recently been rediscovered and studied quantitatively [M¨uller [1998a, b, 2001

  5. Sino-American Joint Partnerships: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.1.14

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    Julius, Daniel J.; Leventhal, Mitch

    2014-01-01

    This article examines institutional and demographic variables associated with successful joint partnerships between US and Chinese institutions of higher education. Understanding those variables requires an appreciation of overarching issues or catalysts bringing both nations together and, as well, how postsecondary environments differ and the…

  6. Summary Report of the Series of Joint NSF-EU Working Groups on Future Directions for Digital Libraries Research: October 12, 1998

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    1998-01-01

    The European Union and the National Science Foundation have been collaborating on a joint international project to identify future research directions and funding priorities for digital libraries. Five working groups were established to explore specific research areas: Intellectual Property and Economics, Global Resource Discovery, Interoperability, Metadata, and Multilingual Information Access. At their most recent workshop in October 1998, the five working groups presented recommendations based on their studies, the results of which are outlined in this Summary Report (available in HTML, Word, and .pdf). The final reports from each of the five working groups are expected to be published in early 1999. The collaborative work on digital libraries by the National Science Foundation and the European Union is described briefly in the Summary of Research Agenda. Also included here are links to European digital library research and initiatives.

  7. SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse

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    Li, Jiuyong "John"

    SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse #12;' Our Mission The SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse aims to advance the science and technology of sustainable water management through fundamental and applied research. Our Vision To be Australia's leading research centre for water reuse

  8. RTEMS CENTRE- Support and Maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS Operating System

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    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Coutunho, M.; Freitas, D.; Faustino, S.; Mota, M.; Colaço, P.; Zulianello, M.

    2008-08-01

    RTEMS stands for Real-Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems. It is a full featured Real Time Operating System that supports a variety of open APIs and interface standards. It provides a high performance environment for embedded applications, including a fixed-priority preemptive/non-preemptive scheduler, a comprehensive set of multitasking operations and a large range of supported architectures. Support and maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS operating system (RTEMS CENTRE) is a joint initiative of ESA-Portugal Task force, aiming to build a strong technical competence in the space flight (on- board) software, to offer support, maintenance and improvements to RTEMS. This paper provides a high level description of the current and future activities of the RTEMS CENTRE. It presents a brief description of the RTEMS operating system, a description of the tools developed and distributed to the community [1] and the improvements to be made to the operating system, including facilitation for the qualification of RTEMS (4.8.0) [2] for the space missions.

  9. Doing challenging research studies in a patient-centred way: a qualitative study to inform a randomised controlled trial in the paediatric emergency care setting

    PubMed Central

    Woolfall, Kerry; Young, Bridget; Frith, Lucy; Appleton, Richard; Iyer, Anand; Messahel, Shrouk; Hickey, Helen; Gamble, Carrol

    2014-01-01

    Objective To inform the design of a randomised controlled trial (called EcLiPSE) to improve the treatment of children with convulsive status epilepticus (CSE). EcLiPSE requires the use of a controversial deferred consent process. Design Qualitative interview and focus group study. Setting 8 UK support groups for parents of children who have chronic or acute health conditions and experience of paediatric emergency care. Participants 17 parents, of whom 11 participated in telephone interviews (10 mothers, 1 father) and 6 in a focus group (5 mothers, 1 father). 6 parents (35%) were bereaved and 7 (41%) had children who had experienced seizures, including CSE. Results Most parents had not heard of deferred consent, yet they supported its use to enable the progress of emergency care research providing a child's safety was not compromised by the research. Parents were reassured by tailored explanation, which focused their attention on aspects of EcLiPSE that addressed their priorities and concerns. These aspects included the safety of the interventions under investigation and how both EcLiPSE interventions are used in routine clinical practice. Parents made recommendations about the appropriate timing of a recruitment discussion, the need to individualise approaches to recruiting bereaved parents and the use of clear written information. Conclusions Our study provided information to help ensure that a challenging trial was patient centred in its design. We will use our findings to help EcLiPSE practitioners to: discuss potentially threatening trial safety information with parents, use open-ended questions and prompts to identify their priorities and concerns and clarify related aspects of written trial information to assist understanding and decision-making. PMID:24833694

  10. CENTRE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

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    Haase, Markus

    and is centred on the Leeds Magistrates' Court and local Criminal Legal Aid Committee. The date for commencement projects The following research projects are currently in progress. (a) Reporting of Crown Court proceedings and the Contempt of Court Act 1981. This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is directed

  11. Satellite Navigation in Vietnam & The NAVIS Centre

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    Sekercioglu, Y. Ahmet

    Satellite Navigation in Vietnam & The NAVIS Centre TA HAI TUNG (PhD) NAVIS Centre, HUST, Vietnam GNSS Futures UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 7-8 July 2014 #12;Space Technology in Vietnam · 2006: the PM adopted the "STRATEGY FOR SPACE RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS

  12. ISSN 1198-6727 Fisheries Centre

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    Pauly, Daniel

    ISSN 1198-6727 Fisheries Centre Research Reports 2014 Volume 22 Number 1 Philippine Marine Fisheries Catches: A Bottom-up Reconstruction, 1950 to 2010 Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada Palomares MLD and Pauly D. (2014) Philippine Marine Fisheries Catches: A Bottom-up Reconstruction

  13. The University of Bath's Materials Research Centre brings together academic expertise with international industrial, academic and stakeholder partners to carry out research in different

    E-print Network

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    ;Configuring bistable composites for energy harvesting Energy harvesting is an active research area developing sensor networks. One source of energy is vibration and piezoelectric materials are commonly used to capture electrical energy at resonant frequencies, but outside these frequencies the harvesting

  14. The University's Aerospace Engineering Research Centre was established in 2007 and has since made a significant contribution to research and development in the aerospace

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    from this type of energy harvesting, however the new bi-stable composites the researchers The aerospace industry is increasingly using composite materials, such as carbon fibre, in the building damage from an impact forms in composite aircraft materials, with the aim of assisting designers

  15. DEVELOPMENT, INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF THE MPC&A OPERATIONS MONITORING (MOM) SYSTEM AT THE JOINT INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH (JINR) DUBNA, RUSSIA

    SciTech Connect

    Kartashov,V.V.; Pratt,W.; Romanov, Y.A.; Samoilov, V.N.; Shestakov, B.A.; Duncan, C.; Brownell, L.; Carbonaro, J.; White, R.M.; Coffing, J.A.

    2009-07-12

    The Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) Operations Monitoring (MOM) systems handling at the International Intergovernmental Organization - Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is described in this paper. Category I nuclear material (plutonium and uranium) is used in JINR research reactors, facilities and for scientific and research activities. A monitoring system (MOM) was installed at JINR in April 2003. The system design was based on a vulnerability analysis, which took into account the specifics of the Institute. The design and installation of the MOM system was a collaborative effort between JINR, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Financial support was provided by DOE through BNL. The installed MOM system provides facility management with additional assurance that operations involving nuclear material (NM) are correctly followed by the facility personnel. The MOM system also provides additional confidence that the MPC&A systems continue to perform effectively.

  16. Centre for Economic Performance

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established by the Economic and Social Research Council in 1990, the Centre for Economic Performance CEP at the London School of Economics and Political Science is one of the most prominent and established economic research groups in Europe. By focusing on the major links between globalization, technology and institutions, the CEP studies the determinants of economic performance at the level of the company, the nation, and the global economy. Broadly, CEP's research programs are divided into five groups that include research into labor markets, technology and growth, and education and skills. From the prodigious site, visitors can read about CEP In the News, learn about the various staff members' research areas of expertise, and browse their related publications (including occasional papers, working papers, and the like) back to 1990. Overall, this site will merit more than one visit, as it will be of substantial interest to persons interested in the intersections between economics, education, and globalization, to name but a few of the topical areas covered under the remit of the CEP.

  17. Sherman Health Science Research Centre

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    : · The concrete ice pad, which was broken up and used around the perimeter of the building to create a man included for evening use. · Polished concrete flooring maximizes the building's radiant heat and maintains water, make use of recycled materials. In the event of damage or spills, only the affected tiles

  18. Canadian Centre for Architecture

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    Created in 1979 by Phyllis Lambert, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research center and museum founded on the conviction that "architecture is a public concern." This website is a delightful mix of commentary, digital projects, and information about events at the Centre. A good place to start is at the CCA Recommends area. Here visitors can learn about recent books, musings, and other things that have crossed over the CCA's transom as of late. Recent entries have included thoughts on new books about the Seagram Building in New York and a rather novel piece on the history of guidebooks to Montreal. The Collection area contains information about the CCA's physical holdings, along with finding aids to its digital collections. These collections number almost two dozen and they include materials that deal with Expo 67 in Montreal and the professional practice of Aldo Rossi. Users shouldn't miss the Calendar, as it may inspire a visit to Canada to see one or more upcoming lectures, exhibits, or special events. [KMG

  19. A research experiment on facilitation and formation of joint research and development programs between government, industry, and universities: Overview, preliminary findings, and observations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shariq, Syed Z.

    1992-01-01

    Presented is an overview of an experiment to explore the free-market approach to public-private collaboration through the development and implementation of a joint venture mechanism to enable formation of R&D projects between government, industry and academia. Some preliminary results related to time-to-commercialization and economic competitiveness are discussed.

  20. Calculating centres of mass

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    Vickers, James

    Calculating centres of mass 15.2 Introduction In this section we show how the idea of integration as the limit of a sum can be used to find the centre of mass of an object such as a thin plate completing this Section you should be able to . . . calculate the position of the centre of mass

  1. The Technology & Innovation Centre

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    Mottram, Nigel

    The Technology & Innovation Centre #12;The Technology and Innovation Centre revolutionises the way in Scotland and further afield ­ including power and energy, renewable technologies, photonics and sensors, for industry, the Technology and Innovation Centre has already attracted major partners including Scottish

  2. COMBINED MEASUREMENTS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN INFORMATION VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND GAMMA RAY IMAGING - A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY, AND THE JOINT RESEARCH CENTER AT ISPRA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L Mihailescu; K Vetter; W Ruhter; D Chivers; M Dreicer; C Coates; S Smith; J Hines; A R Caiado; V Sequeira; M Fiocco; J G Goncalves

    2006-01-01

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have jointly performed tests to demonstrate combined measurements with a three-dimensional (3D) design information verification (DIV) system and a gamma-ray imager for potential safeguard applications. The 3D DIV system was made available by the European Commission's Joint Research Center to ORNL under a collaborative project between the U.S. Department

  3. UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite MacG F5 (F2) public PDF.xls: FermentationProfile 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite MacG F5 (F2) public PDF.xls: FermentationProfile 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 Fermentation (Hrs) pH rpm Temp Do O2 valve MeOH (mV) OD-24 -18 -12 -6 D0 D1 Batch Fermentation (0h - 24h) Fed-Batch Fermentation Induction (28h - 38h) D2 Better

  4. Joint Honours AFRICAN STUDIES

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    Miall, Chris

    : The Joint Honours African Studies degree programme at Birmingham is broad, combining arts and social Office - Retail management - Aid work with Save the Children - Probation work - Welfare rights worker - Computer programmer - NGO work in Kurdistan - Work with adults who have learning disabilities - Research

  5. Norwegian Centre for Human Rights University of Oslo

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    Løw, Erik

    Norwegian Centre for Human Rights University of Oslo The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) is a multidisciplinary university centre for research and dissemination on international human rights. The NCHR), in addition to NORDEM, The Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights. Web pages: http

  6. Web-based Comparative Patient-reported Outcome Feedback to Support Quality Improvement and Comparative Effectiveness Research in Total Joint Replacement

    PubMed Central

    Zheng, Hua; Li, Wenjun; Harrold, Leslie; Ayers, David C.; Franklin, Patricia D.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are rarely included in quality monitoring systems, surgeon comparative feedback reports, or registries. We present the design and implementation of a secure website in a federally funded research program—Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR)—to return comparative PRO reports to participating surgeons, in addition to including traditional quality measures, in order to monitor and improve quality and health outcomes. Methods: The surgeon-specific comparative PRO reports were designed and structured based on user input for content, data elements, integration, and display. Three questions are addressed regarding the knee and hip joint symptom profiles of patients before TJR, as well as outcomes of surgery. The website is organized with a hierarchical structure to display data at national, practice, and individual surgeon levels, and provides a comprehensive site-level executive summary and surgeon-level data reports that can be downloaded. Early Results: As of September 2014, over 22,000 patients were enrolled from more than 130 surgeons in 22 states. The reporting website was launched in September 2012 and has been updated quarterly for all surgeons to review their site- and individual-specific outcomes data compared to national benchmarks. Discussion: In this novel system, quarterly comparative surgeon feedback extends beyond traditional measures of complication rates to include PROs of pain relief and functional gain. We anticipate that this enhanced data will facilitate patient-centered quality improvement (QI) and outcomes research from the registry. As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other insurers consider future implementation of PROs, surgeons will increasingly need comparative data by which to self-monitor their practice outcomes. PMID:25848601

  7. Joint Projects / Joint Seminars October 2013

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    Fuchs, Clemens

    Joint Projects / Joint Seminars October 2013 Information Sheet Bilateral Programs (MoU) ­ Joint Projects (JP) / Joint Seminars (JS) FWF has signed bilateral agreements ­ so called "Memorandums of Understanding" (MoU) ­ with several international partner organisations. These agreements usually aim at jointly

  8. Design and internal validation of an obstetric early warning score: secondary analysis of the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre Case Mix Programme database.

    PubMed

    Carle, C; Alexander, P; Columb, M; Johal, J

    2013-04-01

    We designed and internally validated an aggregate weighted early warning scoring system specific to the obstetric population that has the potential for use in the ward environment. Direct obstetric admissions from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre's Case Mix Programme Database were randomly allocated to model development (n = 2240) or validation (n = 2200) sets. Physiological variables collected during the first 24 h of critical care admission were analysed. Logistic regression analysis for mortality in the model development set was initially used to create a statistically based early warning score. The statistical score was then modified to create a clinically acceptable early warning score. Important features of this clinical obstetric early warning score are that the variables are weighted according to their statistical importance, a surrogate for the FI O2 /Pa O2 relationship is included, conscious level is assessed using a simplified alert/not alert variable, and the score, trigger thresholds and response are consistent with the new non-obstetric National Early Warning Score system. The statistical and clinical early warning scores were internally validated using the validation set. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.995 (95% CI 0.992-0.998) for the statistical score and 0.957 (95% CI 0.923-0.991) for the clinical score. Pre-existing empirically designed early warning scores were also validated in the same way for comparison. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.955 (95% CI 0.922-0.988) for Swanton et al.'s Modified Early Obstetric Warning System, 0.937 (95% CI 0.884-0.991) for the obstetric early warning score suggested in the 2003-2005 Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK, and 0.973 (95% CI 0.957-0.989) for the non-obstetric National Early Warning Score. This highlights that the new clinical obstetric early warning score has an excellent ability to discriminate survivors from non-survivors in this critical care data set. Further work is needed to validate our new clinical early warning score externally in the obstetric ward environment. PMID:23488833

  9. Accuracy of two continuous glucose monitoring systems: a head-to-head comparison under clinical research centre and daily life conditions

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    Kropff, J; Bruttomesso, D; Doll, W; Farret, A; Galasso, S; Luijf, Y M; Mader, J K; Place, J; Boscari, F; Pieber, T R; Renard, E; DeVries, J H

    2015-01-01

    Aims To assess the accuracy and reliability of the two most widely used continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Methods We studied the Dexcom®G4 Platinum (DG4P; Dexcom, San Diego, CA, USA) and Medtronic Paradigm Veo Enlite system (ENL; Medtronic, Northridge, CA, USA) CGM systems, in 24 patients with type 1 diabetes. The CGM systems were tested during 6-day home use and a nested 6-h clinical research centre (CRC) visit. During the CRC visit, frequent venous blood glucose samples were used as reference while patients received a meal with an increased insulin bolus to induce an aggravated postprandial glucose nadir. At home, patients performed at least six reference capillary blood measurements per day. A Wilcoxon signed-rank test was performed using all data points ?15?min apart. Results The overall mean absolute relative difference (MARD) value [standard deviation (s.d.)] measured at the CRC was 13.6 (11.0)% for the DG4P and 16.6 (13.5)% for the ENL [p?

  10. The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) study: expected outcome from the DD2 project and two intervention studies

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    Beck-Nielsen, Henning; Solomon, Thomas PJ; Lauridsen, Jørgen; Karstoft, Kristian; Pedersen, Bente K; Johnsen, Søren P; Nielsen, Jens Steen; Kryger, Tine Bjerregaard; Sortsø, Camilla; Vaag, Allan

    2012-01-01

    The overall aim of the Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) is to near-normalize metabolic control in newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) using an individualized treatment approach. We hypothesize that this will not only prevent complications and improve quality of life for T2D patients but also result in increased cost efficiency compared with current treatment modalities. This paper provides an overview of the expected outcomes from DD2, focusing on the two main intervention studies. The main data for the DD2 project are collected during patient enrollment and stored using the individual civil registration number. This enables subsequent linking to other national databases where supplemental data can be obtained. All data will be used for designing treatment guidelines and continuously monitoring the development of diabetic complications, thereby obtaining knowledge about predictors for the long-term outcome and identifying targets for new interventions. Further data are being collected from two intervention studies. The aim of the first intervention study is to improve T2D treatment using an individualized treatment modality optimizing medication according to individual metabolic responses and phenotypic characteristics. The aim of the second intervention study is to develop an evidence-based training protocol to be implemented as a treatment modality for T2D and used for initiating lifelong changes in physical activity levels in patients with T2D. An initial pilot study evaluating an interval-based walking protocol is ongoing, and preliminary results indicate that this protocol is an optimal “free-living” training intervention. An initial health-economic analysis will also be performed as a basis for analysis of the data collected during the project. A cost-benefit analysis of the two intervention studies will be conducted. The DD2 project is expected to lead to improved treatment modalities and increased knowledge about existing treatment guidelines, and will also provide a solid base for health-economic decision-making. PMID:23071408

  11. STS in Engineering: The Teaching and Research Activities of the Centre for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto.

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    Vanderburg, W. H.

    1998-01-01

    Describes the conceptual framework and three core courses of the certificate program in Preventive Engineering and Social Development at the Centre for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto. Preventive approaches examine how technology fits into, interacts with, and depends on human life, society, and the biosphere to…

  12. Sustainable Urban Form and the Shopping Centre: An Investigation of Activity Centres in Melbourne's Growth Areas

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    Robin Goodman; Matthew Coote

    2007-01-01

    In Victoria the current strategic plan intended to underpin the future growth in Melbourne, Melbourne 2030, adopts the framework of sustainability as its guiding ethos. Melbourne 2030 makes clear a preferred form for new activity centres through performance criteria and guidelines on preferable layout and structure. The research presented in this article consists of an analysis of 17 activity centres

  13. Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) CEnTRE nEWS 2

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    Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) ConTEnTS CEnTRE nEWS 2 dAR SERIES 10 CAIS STudEnTS ABRoAd 13 RESEARCh, puBlICATIonS And ouTREACh ACTIvITIES 14 ARABIC pRogRAM 15 CEn to Australia was sponsored by the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU and the Centre for Dialouge, Monash

  14. EPOK Centre for Organic Food and Farming

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    research agenda is being developed by EPOK in an open process together with stakeholders in the food chain parties within the field of organic farming and food chain. EPOK coordinates and initiates researchEPOK ­ Centre for Organic Food and Farming Research on Organic Animal Husbandry in Sweden

  15. National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    India's National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), located on the Pune University Campus, is part of the TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH. At Khodad, 80 km from Pune, NCRA has set up the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), the world's largest telescope operating at meter wavelengths. GMRT consists of 30 fully steerable dishes of 45 m diameter, spread over a 25 km area. Another meter...

  16. Joints in deployable space truss structures

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    Rhodes, M.

    1988-01-01

    Since the response of deployable structural concepts being considered for the Large Deployable Reflector (LDR) backup structure will be dominated by the response of joints, the joint characteristics are significant. An overview is given of the research activities at LaRC on the static behavior of joints for deployable space truss structures. Since a pin-clevis-type joint will be utilized in deployable structures, an experimental research program to characterize the joint parameters which affect stiffness was conducted. An experimental research program was conducted on a second type of joint, referred to as a near-center latch joint. It was used in the center of members on the deployable truss structure for the Control of Flexible Structures (COFS) flight experiment. The test results of the near-center latch joint and the member with the joints indicated that the stiffness of the near-center joint is linear and stiffer than the stiffness of the total member, and that non-linearities in the stiffness characteristics of the total member were due to bending introduced at the ends of the member. The resulting data indicates that stiff linear folding joints can be designed and that bending load paths should be avoided whenever possible. In summary, for deployable structures, special attention to the joint and the structure design is required to minimize the undesirable structural non-linearities.

  17. Postgraduates at the Interface between Higher Education and Industry. Centre for the Study of Higher Education Research Working Papers 93.2.

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    Powles, Margaret

    This paper presents results from the first phase of a longitudinal study of the Australian Postgraduate Awards (Industry) Scheme, a recent government initiative under which graduate students receive grants to conduct projects for Masters or PhD degrees, supervised jointly by university and industry partners. The study involved national surveys of…

  18. Setting the Stage for a Strategic Research Agenda for the UNDESD: A Joint UNU-UNESCO Workshop

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    McKeown, Rosalyn

    2007-01-01

    Twenty-eight researchers whose work is related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) met in February 2006 at UNESCO for three days of discussion to advance the thinking on how research can create a foundation for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). The overall purpose of the workshop was to…

  19. The International Max Planck Research Schools for Molecular Biology and Neurosciences in Gttingen (Germany) as Examples for Joint Doctoral Training by a German University and Its Non-University Partners

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    Burkhardt, Steffen; Neher, Erwin

    2008-01-01

    New concepts of higher education have recently been implemented through the MSc/PhD programmes in Molecular Biology and Neurosciences in the International Max Planck Research Schools, due to close cooperation between the University of Gttingen, three Max Planck Institutes and the German Primate Centre. The novel measures include a three stage…

  20. Report: Evaluating the Impact of Newer Researcher Training & Development: Which Direction Forward? (Report of a Joint Seminar)

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    Gough, Martin

    2009-01-01

    two sessions, each with presentation followed by audio-recorded open discussion. Attendees were from those working in the UK in the area of researcher and academic development who were invited and able to attend. A summary of the presentations...

  1. Redesigning the corporate centre

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    Michael Goold; David Pettifer; David Young

    2001-01-01

    The authors report the results of a recent large study of corporate centre transformation: a question which is often an early priority when a new chief executive takes office. This article summarises their approach to corporate centre design which maximises value creation.Recognising that there are differences in the pattern of headquarters between countries, the authors base their recommendation for a

  2. MRC CENTRE FOR REGENERATIVE

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    HIGHLIGHTS MRC CENTRE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE www.crm.ed.ac.uk Boosting cell production could developments in the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM). We have continued to strengthen our for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building, bringing together all our teams into a single state-of-the-art facility

  3. Joint assembly

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    Wilson, Andrew (Inventor); Punnoose, Andrew (Inventor); Strausser, Katherine (Inventor); Parikh, Neil (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    A joint assembly is provided which includes a drive assembly and a swivel mechanism. The drive assembly features a motor operatively associated with a plurality of drive shafts for driving auxiliary elements, and a plurality of swivel shafts for pivoting the drive assembly. The swivel mechanism engages the swivel shafts and has a fixable element that may be attached to a foundation. The swivel mechanism is adapted to cooperate with the swivel shafts to pivot the drive assembly with at least two degrees of freedom relative to the foundation. The joint assembly allows for all components to remain encased in a tight, compact, and sealed package, making it ideal for space, exploratory, and commercial applications.

  4. Environmental Learning Centre : YMCA DAY CENTRE

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    Christina Chow

    Most of the building materials used are natural, and many times recycled from other projects throughout the city. Among these materials, care has been taken to ensure that there is sufficient insulation in the building as well as windows so that the building is more efficient on energy. The Day Centre is also water efficient as the Living Machine inside

  5. Centre for Science and Environment

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    2005-01-16

    The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public-interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi, India. CSE promotes environmentally sound and equitable development strategies, with an emphasis on Indian environmental issues. The CSE web site includes pages on CSE initiatives: education and training programs, pollution monitoring, research and advocacy, and dissemination of information on a variety of issues, including air and water pollution, automobiles, diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, industry and mining, rainwater harvesting, conservation, and many others.

  6. UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite MacG E3 (F2) PDF.xls:FermentationProfile 0 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 Fermentation (Hrs)

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    Strynadka, Natalie

    UBC Centre for Blood Research: Fermentation Suite MacG E3 (F2) PDF.xls:FermentationProfile 70kD- 55kD- 0 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 Fermentation (Hrs) pH rpm Temp O2 valve Do MeOH (mV) OD Fermentation (0h - 47h) MeOH (mV) 6000 8000 4000 2000 0 10000 YPGal YPGal (Repeat of MACG E1 (F2)): Rosetta

  7. Joint research and development on toxic-material emergency response between ENEA and LLNL. 1982 progress report

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    Gudiksen, P.; Lange, R.; Dickerson, M.; Sullivan, T.; Rosen, L.; Walker, H.; Boeri, G.B.; Caracciolo, R.; Fiorenza, R.

    1982-11-01

    A summary is presented of current and future cooperative studies between ENEA and LLNL researchers designed to develop improved real-time emergency response capabilities for assessing the environmental consequences resulting from an accidental release of toxic materials into the atmosphere. These studies include development and evaluation of atmospheric transport and dispersion models, interfacing of data processing and communications systems, supporting meteorological field experiments, and integration of radiological measurements and model results into real-time assessments.

  8. L O N D O N M A T H E M A T I C A L S O C I E T Y Support of Joint Research Groups -Scheme 3 Grant Application Form

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    Mitchener, Paul

    of the research group is: e. The reference number of my Scheme 3 grant is: The reference number of my originalRef. No. 1 L O N D O N M A T H E M A T I C A L S O C I E T Y Support of Joint Research Groups - Scheme 3 Grant Application Form This version is dated 27/03/09, and should be used for `light touch

  9. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

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    primarily associated with the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science ­ Childhood and Human Development Research Centre at UCD. Professor Richard Tremblay is the proposed centre director. Research on childhood and its consequences for life-course wellbeing has reached a point where

  10. Pretoria Centre Reaches Out

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    Olivier, Bosman

    2014-08-01

    On 5 July 2014 six members of the Pretoria Centre of ASSA braved the light pollution of one of the shopping malls in Centurion to reach out to shoppers a la John Dobson and to show them the moon, Mars and Saturn. Although the centre hosts regular monthly public observing evenings, it was felt that we should take astronomy to the people rather than wait for the people to come to us.

  11. Research on Metal Magnetic Memory Testing Technology in Welding Joint of Structure Train (Railway High-Speed Motor Train Set) Locomotive

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    Shengyun Wan; Donglei Lu; Xiaokang Zheng

    2011-01-01

    Metal Magnetic Memory Technology?ƒ MMMT?? can find out the residual stress concentration zone and provide early diagnosis for ferromagnetic structure components. The application of MMMT in welded joints inspection has been investigated and compared with the result of X-ray inspection in this paper. The applicability of MMMT in welded joints NDT is also analyzed. The experimental results show MMMT can

  12. CMCC Data Distribution Centre

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    Aloisio, Giovanni; Fiore, Sandro; Negro, A.

    2010-05-01

    The CMCC Data Distribution Centre (DDC) is the primary entry point (web gateway) to the CMCC. It is a Data Grid Portal providing a ubiquitous and pervasive way to ease data publishing, climate metadata search, datasets discovery, metadata annotation, data access, data aggregation, sub-setting, etc. The grid portal security model includes the use of HTTPS protocol for secure communication with the client (based on X509v3 certificates that must be loaded into the browser) and secure cookies to establish and maintain user sessions. The CMCC DDC is now in a pre-production phase and it is currently used only by internal users (CMCC researchers and climate scientists). The most important component already available in the CMCC DDC is the Search Engine which allows users to perform, through web interfaces, distributed search and discovery activities by introducing one or more of the following search criteria: horizontal extent (which can be specified by interacting with a geographic map), vertical extent, temporal extent, keywords, topics, creation date, etc. By means of this page the user submits the first step of the query process on the metadata DB, then, she can choose one or more datasets retrieving and displaying the complete XML metadata description (from the browser). This way, the second step of the query process is carried out by accessing to a specific XML document of the metadata DB. Finally, through the web interface, the user can access to and download (partially or totally) the data stored on the storage device accessing to OPeNDAP servers and to other available grid storage interfaces. Requests concerning datasets stored in deep storage will be served asynchronously.

  13. Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

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    This is the homepage of "an Australian multi-university collaboration undertaking research on the fundamental physics and technology of building, at the atomic level, a solid state quantum computer in silicon together with other high potential implementations." Although attempts to develop a quantum computer have met with limited success, the centre has substantial resources invested in advancing toward practical uses of quantum computing technology. The site provides a very good introduction to the principles and implications of quantum computing, as well as details about various research projects underway at the Australian universities. Links to conference and journal papers produced by members of the centre, many from 2003, are also provided.

  14. Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust joint response to the Human Tissue Authority consultation on proposed new licence fees for research

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    increase in fees, and support the HTA's cost-recovery risk-based approach to regulation, we are concerned: The proposed fees have been calculated on a risk and activity-based model. Do you think that other factors for smaller research organisations to store tissue collections to avoid the costs of licensing, and this may

  15. I THE PROFILE AND PROSPECTS OF THE ZFG SUMMARY The Centre for interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies Research at the Carl von

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    Damm, Werner

    of the further development of research and teaching in Women's and Gender Studies as well as to position development of Gender Studies programmes and contents in the field of gender research within the disciplines's and Gender Studies Research at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (ZFG) began its work in 2001

  16. Quality of Care and Education Provided by Greek Day-Care Centres: An Approach from Researcher's and Early Childhood Educators' Perspective

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    Rentzou, Konstantina

    2012-01-01

    The present study is aimed at examining the level of quality and care provided by Greek preschool programmes, from the researcher's and early childhood educators' perspectives and verify whether they evaluate with the same way. Research results indicate that according to the researcher's assessment both preschool and infant/toddler classrooms…

  17. MEDICAL CENTRE Welfare W tch

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    Banaji,. Murad

    UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE Welfare W tch Medical Centre Health Check Patient Participation THE RESPONSE. #12;INTRODUCTION The University Medical Centre is a GP Practice on the campus of the University Medical Centre and our practice population is made up of approximately 75% 16-24 year olds. The Medical

  18. University of Cambridge SPORTS CENTRE

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    Talbot, James P.

    2013 University of Cambridge SPORTS CENTRE: BUILDING USER GUIDEMadingley Road, Cambridge University West Campus, CB3 0ES #12;SPORTS CENTRE: BUILDING USER GUIDE [Type text] Page 2 #12;SPORTS CENTRE: Architect, Structural Engineer, M&E, Landscaping: Main Contractor: Quantity Surveying: #12;SPORTS CENTRE

  19. Working with Science & Discovery Centres

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    year 17 million people visit an Ecsite-uk science centre or museum ·Visitors range in age from youngWorking with Science & Discovery Centres Dr Rosalind Mist #12;What can science centres offer? #12;Science centres as hubs Connecting scientists and other partners with schools and family audiences

  20. Joint x-ray

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    X-ray - joint; Arthrography; Arthrogram ... x-ray technologist will help you position the joint to be x-rayed on the table. Once in place, pictures are taken. The joint may be moved into other positions for more ...

  1. Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the joint. It is usually due to a bacterial infection in the joint. Joint aspiration helps to diagnose ... at the time of the test. If a bacterial infection such as septic arthritis is suspected, a culture ...

  2. Joint Instability and Osteoarthritis

    PubMed Central

    Blalock, Darryl; Miller, Andrew; Tilley, Michael; Wang, Jinxi

    2015-01-01

    Joint instability creates a clinical and economic burden in the health care system. Injuries and disorders that directly damage the joint structure or lead to joint instability are highly associated with osteoarthritis (OA). Thus, understanding the physiology of joint stability and the mechanisms of joint instability-induced OA is of clinical significance. The first section of this review discusses the structure and function of major joint tissues, including periarticular muscles, which play a significant role in joint stability. Because the knee, ankle, and shoulder joints demonstrate a high incidence of ligament injury and joint instability, the second section summarizes the mechanisms of ligament injury-associated joint instability of these joints. The final section highlights the recent advances in the understanding of the mechanical and biological mechanisms of joint instability-induced OA. These advances may lead to new opportunities for clinical intervention in the prevention and early treatment of OA. PMID:25741184

  3. Joint China-United States Report for Year 1 Insulation Materials and Systems Project Area Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE)

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    Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Song, Bo [China Academy of Building Research; Zhang, Sisi [China Academy of Building Research

    2012-08-01

    In November of 2009, the presidents of China and the U.S. announced the establishment of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). This broad research effort is co-funded by both countries and involves a large number of research centers and universities in both countries. One part of this program is focused on improving the energy efficiency of buildings. One portion of the CERC-BEE was focused on building insulation systems. The research objective of this effort was to Identify and investigate candidate high performance fire resistant building insulation technologies that meet the goal of building code compliance for exterior wall applications in green buildings in multiple climate zones. A Joint Work Plan was established between researchers at the China Academy of Building Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Efforts in the first year under this plan focused on information gathering. The objective of this research program is to reduce building energy use in China via improved building insulation technology. In cold regions in China, residents often use inefficient heating systems to provide a minimal comfort level within inefficient buildings. In warmer regions, air conditioning has not been commonly used. As living standards rise, energy consumption in these regions will increase dramatically unless significant improvements are made in building energy performance. Previous efforts that defined the current state of the built environment in China and in the U.S. will be used in this research. In countries around the world, building improvements have typically followed the implementation of more stringent building codes. There have been several changes in building codes in both the U.S. and China within the last few years. New U.S. building codes have increased the amount of wall insulation required in new buildings. New government statements from multiple agencies in China have recently changed the requirements for buildings in terms of energy efficiency and fire safety. A related issue is the degree to which new standards are adopted and enforced. In the U.S., standards are developed using a consensus process, and local government agencies are free to implement these standards or to ignore them. For example, some U.S. states are still using 2003 versions of the building efficiency standards. There is also a great variation in the degree to which the locally adopted standards are enforced in different U.S. cities and states. With a more central process in China, these issues are different, but possible impacts of variable enforcement efficacy may also exist. Therefore, current building codes in China will be compared to the current state of building fire-safety and energy-efficiency codes in the U.S. and areas for possible improvements in both countries will be explored. In particular, the focus of the applications in China will be on green buildings. The terminology of 'green buildings' has different meanings to different audiences. The U.S. research is interested in both new, green buildings, and on retrofitting existing inefficient buildings. An initial effort will be made to clarify the scope of the pertinent wall insulation systems for these applications.

  4. EXTENSION OF THE UNDERGROUND RESEARCH FACILITY FOR REAL-SCALE DEMONSTRATION

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    Jan Verstricht; Marc Demarche; Didier De Bruyn

    The research programme for disposal of High-Level radioactive Waste in Belgium (HLW) is reaching the demonstration stage. Designs are finalised for a large-scale demonstration of the current disposal concept. To this extent, the Economic Interest Grouping (EIG) EURIDICE, a joint venture between the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCKCEN and the Belgian Waste Management Agency NIRAS\\/ONDRAF is managing the extension of

  5. First Joint U.S.-Canada Polar Expedition for Educators, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada: Planetary Analogue Research and Lessons Learned

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    Williamson, M.; Pollard, W. H.; McKay, C. M.; Coe, L.; Steinberg, M.; Clement, J.

    2008-12-01

    From July 20 to August 2, 2008, joint activities sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA - Space Learning) and NASA (Spaceward Bound) were carried out at the McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) in the Canadian High Arctic. Established in 1960, MARS consists of two sites located on western Axel Heiberg Island along the shore of Expedition Fiord (lower camp), and 8 km inland, at Colour Lake (upper camp). The MARS upper camp is one of the longest-operating seasonal field research facilities in polar regions. The lower camp was established in 2007 through infrastructure support provided by the CSA. The station is located in a mountainous area dominated by ice caps, outlet and valley glaciers, polar desert, arctic tundra, and permafrost, and is internationally recognized for research on cold, perennial springs associated with the presence of evaporite domes. Six educators from the U.S. and Canada participated in field surveys and hands-on demonstrations with the following objectives: (1) join a team of scientists and engineers to explore the topics of Physical Geography, Geoscience, Astrobiology, and Robotics through experiential learning; (2) discover how remote and extreme polar environments on Earth are used by planetary scientists to better understand the evolution of the Moon and Mars, and to potentially train future planetary explorers; (3) bring that experience back to their classrooms, and assist in the development of space curriculum related to science, technology, and engineering projects carried out at planetary analogue sites. In this paper, we present a summary of operational planning and field surveys that led to successful scientific experiments by 16 participants during the Expedition. Research topics explored prior to, and during the arctic mission include Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Geology, Seismology, Earth Observation, Astrobiology, and Terrain Characterization with implications for future human and robotic exploration missions to the Moon and Mars. The Arctic Field Expedition 2008 represents a tangible example of collaboration between our space agencies, to (1) build a dynamic network and 'live connections' in our respective scientific and education communities during International Polar Year, and beyond; and (2) to transfer knowledge on polar regions and planetary analogues to the next generation of space explorers in the U.S. and Canada.

  6. JOINT DETERIORATION MONITORING FOR SELECTION OF PROPER PRESERVATION TYPE AND TIMING

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    JOINT DETERIORATION MONITORING FOR SELECTION OF PROPER PRESERVATION TYPE AND TIMING Research Problem Statement Premature deterioration at concrete pavement joints reduces concrete pavement life Roadmap that has resulted in multiple studies dealing with mechanisms that cause joint deterioration

  7. Knowledge Mobilization Processes During the Research Process in Two Projects: Lessons for the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development

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    deYoung, Brad

    Knowledge Mobilization Processes During the Research Process in Two Projects: Lessons......................................................................................................... 7 SECTION IV: FRAMEWORK FOR KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION ASSESSMENT... 10 Theoretical Framework for KMb

  8. Patterns and motivations of successful women pursuing their careers in New Zealand call centres

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vivienne Hunt; Erling Rasmussen

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the experience of women working in New Zealand call centres after finding contrary evidence in the international research which suggests call centre work does not offer career opportunities for its mainly female workforce. The research seeks to explore the career progress of women in a selection of call centres

  9. SFF-Sentre for fremragende forskning CoE Centres of excellence

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    Nørvåg, Kjetil

    SFF- Sentre for fremragende forskning CoE ­ Centres of excellence AMOS Kick-Off Seminar, session of Norway Centres of Excellence National priorities Large-scale programmes Basic research programmes Infrastructure InnovationBasic research Tax deduction scheme SFF FME SFI #12;Norwegian Centres of Excellence

  10. FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill The Student-Centred, Research-Intensive University

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    FOCUS ON STUDENTS: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning at McGill The Student research, is the provision of an education of excellent quality to our students in our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. As a research-intensive university, McGill aims to provide students

  11. L O N D O N M A T H E M A T I C A L S O C I E T Y Grants for Joint Research Groups in the UK -Scheme 3

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    Mitchener, Paul

    1 L O N D O N M A T H E M A T I C A L S O C I E T Y Grants for Joint Research Groups in the UK for new applications or full renewal applications only. The nominated "grant holder", who will be responsible for the use of the grant, should complete this form. Applications must have the support

  12. Evaluation of fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation products for different canopy radiation transfer regimes: Methodology and results using Joint Research Center products derived from SeaWiFS against ground-based estimations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nadine Gobron; Bernard Pinty; Ophélie Aussedat; Jing M. Chen; Warren B. Cohen; Rasmus Fensholt; Valery Gond; Karl Fred Huemmrich; Thomas Lavergne; Frédéric Mélin; Jeffrey L. Privette; Inge Sandholt; Malcolm Taberner; David P. Turner; Michel M. Verstraete; Jean-Luc Widlowski

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the quality and the accuracy of the Joint Research Center (JRC) fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FAPAR) products generated from an analysis of Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) data. The FAPAR value acts as an indicator of the presence and state of the vegetation and it can be estimated from remote sensing measurements using a physically

  13. Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    emphasis to each area that the author does. Follow the book's order of presentation. Follow the logicalAcademic Success Centre Room 10-2584 250-960-6367 www.unbc.ca/asc Book Review A book review is simply a scholarly research essay based on the argument of a particular book. Since they are so short

  14. INSTITUTE AND CENTRE OF AIR & SPACE LAW

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    Barthelat, Francois

    INSTITUTE AND CENTRE OF AIR & SPACE LAW ANNUAL REPORT 2008-2009 Prepared by Professor Dr. Paul 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY McGill University's Institute of Air & Space Law is a global leader in education, public service, research, and scholarship in the dynamic fields of aviation and space law. Our

  15. The Centre Program for Project Opportunity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weber, William H., III

    Reported is a research and development program, Project Opportunity, which involved 11 high schools in eight Southern states. Sponsors and participants were the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Ford Foundation, Berea, Centre, and Transylvania Colleges, the schools systems of Breathitt and Lee Counties and the Princeton, N.J., High…

  16. Budapest Training Technology Centre.

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    Budapest Training Technology Centre (Hungary).

    The Budapest Training Technology Centre (BTTC) grew out of a 1990 agreement calling for Great Britain to help Hungary develop and implement open and flexible training methods and technology-based training to support the labor force development and vocational training needs resulting from Hungary's transition to a market economy. The BTTC would be…

  17. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE

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    Edinburgh, University of

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching Student Information About the first UNESCO city of literature. Edinburgh is host to a number of different festivals throughout the University from a variety of backgrounds and from 120 different countries. The English Language Teaching

  18. Keeping international joint ventures stable and profitable

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul W. Beamish; Andrew C. Inkpen

    1995-01-01

    If international joint ventures are inherently unstable organizational forms, as researchers and managers have suggested, why do some ventures survive and prosper for many years? This article argues that foreign partners' knowledge of the local economic, political, and cultural environments is a critical factor in the stability of international joint ventures. When the foreign partner is no longer satisfied with

  19. Joint Research Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    ultraviolet and soft X-ray (VSX) regions. However, during last year, the president office of the univer- sity spectroscopy in VSX region. After many discussions, SRL has inclined to construct beamlines using undulator

  20. The joint intersection probability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. H. Hatzor; A. Feintuch

    2005-01-01

    In this paper a practical method to apply block theory is presented. Block theory provides the removable joint pyramids from a given free surface regardless of the number of joints in any joint intersection. While robust, the application of the theory in real practice is hampered by the large outcome space of possibly removable joint pyramids consisting of k mutually

  1. Child-Centred Inquiry Learning: How Mathematics Understanding Emerges

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    Calder, Nigel; Brough, Chris

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines how mathematical understandings might emerge through student-centred inquiry. Data is drawn from a research project on student-centred curriculum integration that situated mathematics within authentic problem-solving contexts and involved students in collaboratively constructed curriculum. The project involved case studies in…

  2. ISSUE NO. 16 NEW CENTRE FOR THE HISTORY

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    ISSUE NO. 16 MARCH 2001 Wellcome History CONTENTS NEW CENTRE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE 2 NEW Grandes Dames 22 JOB AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES 23 RECENT AWARDS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE 23 UNIT NEWS AND UPDATES 24 LETTERS 24 New Centre for the History of Medicine #12;Wellcome History Issue 16 March 2001 2

  3. Consulting with Students: Evaluating a Mainstream Inclusion Centre

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    Preece, Dawn; Timmins, Paul

    2004-01-01

    The Government Standards Fund made resources available to schools in 2000 to help reduce the number of exclusions and, as a result, many schools established inclusion centres with this purpose in mind. In this article Dawn Preece and Paul Timmins describe literature and research that support the value of these centres and identify features of a…

  4. The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) Building on 20 years of leadership in agricultural safety and rural health issues, CCHSA has evolved into a national centre of excellence in agricultural safety, rural health, research, delivery of training programs and knowledge translation

  5. Development of Global Hourly 0.58 Land Surface Air Temperature Datasets Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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    products [Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA for 1979­2009), 40-yr interpolation from 6-hourly (in ERA-40 and NCEP­NCAR reanalysis) to hourly using the MERRA hourly SAT

  6. The University College London Centre for Cosmic Chemistry and Physics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University College London Centre for Cosmic Chemistry and Physics developed this website to present its research in the "fundamental chemical processes which [they believe] occur throughout the universe." Visitors can find an overview of the design and progress of the Centre's projects dealing with the formation of hydrogen molecules on interstellar dust grains and more complex molecules. The website introduces the Centre's main facilities, the Cosmic Dust Lab and the Surface Science Lab. Users can also discover the Centre's theoretical work on gas-surface scattering.

  7. Feature selection for automatic solder joint inspection

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    Lee, Cheng-Cheng

    1987-01-01

    . Special thanks go to the Program for Automation in Manufacturing (PAM), Texas AkM University System for their support of this research, Mr. Jim Creiman of Westinghouse Electric Corporation who provided the circuit hoards, and Mr. Paul Collier of Texas... little solder. ""hPI 'i' ', l(tsW Fig. . '3. i2 !iol~lrr p~inl wII h nsssInL l~ n(J. Fig. 3. 13 Solder joint with a pin hole. Fig. 3. 14 Solder joint with no solder. Fig. 3, 15 Solder joint with poor wetting on lead. Fig. 3. 16 Solder joint...

  8. The UK Stem Cell Bank: Its role as a public research resource centre providing access to well-characterised seed stocks of human stem cell lines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lyn Healy; Charles Hunt; Lesley Young; Glyn Stacey

    2005-01-01

    The rapidly expanding field of stem cell research offers the potential to develop therapeutic agents to treat diseases such as Parkinson's, diabetes and heart disease. It is important that stem cell lines derived from quality-controlled and well-characterised cell banks should be made available to both the scientific and clinical communities to promote high-quality research and development. The requirement in the

  9. International Soil Reference and Information Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC), which is associated with the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Berne, Switzerland, aims to "provide a better understanding of soils and to promote sustainable use of the land." The ISRIC Web site gives visitors several areas to explore, but of special note are the reports and publications link within the publications page, which contains downloadable annual and biannual reports, conference proceedings, soil briefs, technical papers, and more. These publications have been authored or co-authored by staff members, and guest researchers of ISRIC or the former International Soil Museum.

  10. What is the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration? The University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science

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    Denham, Graham

    What is the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration? The University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) was formed to address numerous questions planetary science and exploration by creating a research-intensive learning environment and developing

  11. Joint collaborative technology experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wills, Michael; Ciccimaro, Donny; Yee, See; Denewiler, Thomas; Stroumtsos, Nicholas; Messamore, John; Brown, Rodney; Skibba, Brian; Clapp, Daniel; Wit, Jeff; Shirts, Randy J.; Dion, Gary N.; Anselmo, Gary S.

    2009-05-01

    Use of unmanned systems is rapidly growing within the military and civilian sectors in a variety of roles including reconnaissance, surveillance, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), and force-protection and perimeter security. As utilization of these systems grows at an ever increasing rate, the need for unmanned systems teaming and inter-system collaboration becomes apparent. Collaboration provides a means of enhancing individual system capabilities through relevant data exchange that contributes to cooperative behaviors between systems and enables new capabilities not possible if the systems operate independently. A collaborative networked approach to development holds the promise of adding mission capability while simultaneously reducing the workload of system operators. The Joint Collaborative Technology Experiment (JCTE) joins individual technology development efforts within the Air Force, Navy, and Army to demonstrate the potential benefits of interoperable multiple system collaboration in a force-protection application. JCTE participants are the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division, Force Protection Branch (AFRL/RXQF); the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate (AMRDEC SED); and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific (SSC Pacific) Unmanned Systems Branch operating with funding provided by the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE). This paper will describe the efforts to date in system development by the three partner organizations, development of collaborative behaviors and experimentation in the force-protection application, results and lessons learned at a technical demonstration, simulation results, and a path forward for future work.

  12. Planetary Radars Operating Centre PROC

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Catallo, C.; Flamini, E.; Seu, R.; Alberti, G.

    2007-12-01

    Planetary exploration by means of radar systems, mainly using Ground Penetrating Radars (GPR) plays an important role in Italy. Numerous scientific international space programs are currently carried out jointly with ESA and NASA by Italian Space Agency, the scientific community and the industry. Three important experiments under Italian leadership ( designed and manufactured by the Italian industry), provided by ASI either as contribution to ESA programs either within a NASA/ASI joint venture framework, are now operating: MARSIS on-board Mars Express, SHARAD on-board Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and CASSINI Radar on-board Cassini spacecraft. In order to support all the scientific communities, institutional customers and experiment teams operation three Italian dedicated operational centers have been realized, namely SHOC, (Sharad Operating Centre), MOC (Marsis Operating Center) and CASSINI PAD ( Processing Altimetry Data). Each center is dedicated to a single instrument management and control, data processing and distribution. Although they had been conceived to operate autonomously and independently one from each other, synergies and overlaps have been envisaged leading to the suggestion of a unified center, the Planetary Radar Processing Center (PROC). PROC is conceived in order to include the three operational centers, namely SHOC, MOC and CASSINI PAD, either from logistics point of view and from HW/SW capabilities point of view. The Planetary Radar Processing Center shall be conceived as the Italian support facility to the scientific community for on-going and future Italian planetary exploration programs. Therefore, scalability, easy use and management shall be the design drivers. The paper describes how PROC is designed and developed, to allow SHOC, MOC and CASSINI PAD to operate as before, and to offer improved functionalities to increase capabilities, mainly in terms of data exchange, comparison, interpretation and exploitation. Furthermore, in the frame of an operative experimental platform, where a specific payload ( to be developed by the Italian Industry) a GPR will be accommodated on-board the Italian Space Agency stratospheric balloon and the data analysed by PROC; as a minimum two flight campaigns over polar regions are foreseen. The system shall be capable of acquiring radar data upon scientists requests in order to help them refine their models, experiment new algorithms, improve data interpretation capabilities. The paper also describes how the system will be integrated in the PROC, sharing the operational resources and aiding scientists to increase their knowledge in the field of surface radar sounding. A specific PROC Web facility is foreseen to allow data gathering, request submission, data exchange and dissemination.

  13. A Report on Language Problems of Tertiary Level Students Using English as a Second Language in Papua New Guinea. Teaching Methods and Materials Centre Research Report 19.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, R. K.; And Others

    This is a collection of comments and research on the problems of students studying at the tertiary level through the medium of a second language. It includes sections on vacabulary, reading skills, syntax, and speech. It also contains several studies of actual students and conditions at the University of Papua and New Guinea. (HW)

  14. Simon FraSer UniverSity, vancoUver, canada GRCNEWSthe newSletter oF the GerontoloGy reSearch centre

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    Zhang, Richard "Hao"

    volUme 30 no.1 2011 Tips: Technolology for injury prevenTion in seniors Why global Warming should: exploring the interface Between Population aging and Global Warming ­ May 25-26, 2011. Please see ourEl pRoGRam of CollaboRativE RESEaRCh by Fabio Feldman, (co-leader, TIPS Co-Investigator, Fraser Health

  15. The University is home to the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, which facilitates collaborative work focused on cutting-edge research in the field of Photonics.

    E-print Network

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    equipment. Exploring the optical properties of Aerogel Aerogels are the world's lightest solid materials, composed of up to 99.98 per cent air by volume. Aerogels are solids, but behave like air properties. The researchers have found that aerogels are not affected by high temperatures and can

  16. SPOT4 Management Centre

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Labrune, Yves; Labbe, X.; Roussel, A.; Vielcanet, P.

    1994-01-01

    In the context of the CNES SPOT4 program CISI is particularly responsible for the development of the SPOT4 Management Centre, part of the SPOT4 ground control system located at CNES Toulouse (France) designed to provide simultaneous control over two satellites. The main operational activities are timed to synchronize with satellite visibilities (ten usable passes per day). The automatic capability of this system is achieved through agenda services (sequence of operations as defined and planned by operator). Therefore, the SPOT4 Management Centre offers limited, efficient and secure human interventions for supervision and decision making. This paper emphasizes the main system characteristics as degree of automation, level of dependability and system parameterization.

  17. Centre-ville llllllllllllllllllllll

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    / SPORTS CENTER 1 2 J 3 K 4 L 5 M I 6 P P S N O 7 Q R S Q R Lé ndege n ma o tI for ti n touris ique ver- Cartier Pont Jacques- Cartier Parc du Mont-Bellevue Université de Sherbrooke Palais des sports Léopold-Drolet Palais des sports Léopold-Drolet Palais des sports Léopold-Drolet Palais des sports Léopold-Drolet Centre

  18. India Habitat Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The India Habitat Centre(IHC) was created in New Delhi, India, to "provide a physical environment [to] serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas." Their website gives visitors a generous glimpse into what it is like to enjoy such features as the "Habitat Film Club", "Habitat Learning Centre", and the "IHC Visual Arts Gallery". Like a multi-faceted community center, the IHC houses a "Habitat Library & Resource Centre" and offers a monthly "Habitat Walk", among other activities. The "Habitat Walk" gives community members the opportunity to visit various natural and historical sites, and provides several pages of background on the sites that visitors can download or print from the "Habitat Walk" link on the website. The center also reaches out and empowers the community by encouraging students and non-students to participate in their annual contest for the Habitat Young Visionary Award, a photography fellowship, and in the recent past, internships in a non-governmental organization.

  19. Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law

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    Berzins, M.

    and the financing of terrorism). One of the primary functions of the Centre is to oversee the research undertaken and leisure facilities, including modern well-equipped lecture theatres and seminar rooms, an internationally

  20. The Newsletter of the Centre of Academic Primary Care

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    Pym, David J.

    The Newsletter of the Centre of Academic Primary Care Spring 2010 (18) Professor of "Respiratory tract infections and antibiotics in general practice." #12;3 Jochen is a rising star of primary care research in the

  1. Health centres assessed by patients

    PubMed Central

    Woods, J. O.; Patten, M. P.; Pyper, H. M.

    1974-01-01

    This study consists of a postal questionnaire sent to patients attached to four practices in a health centre during the third year of operation after various exploratory studies and a series of group discussions. The study showed that about three out of four patients preferred health centre-practice to non health-centre practice. The appointment system as a cause of dissatisfaction with the health-centre concept is discussed. The doctor-patient relationship, privacy and confidentiality, and representation of patients on health-centre management committees were studied and are discussed. PMID:4465442

  2. PROCEEDINGS: JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON DRY SO2 AND SIMULTANEOUS SO2/NOX CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (1986). VOLUME 1. SORBENTS, PROCESS RESEARCH, AND DISPERSION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The proceedings document the 1986 Joint Symposium on Dry SO2 and Simultaneous SO2/NOx Control Technologies, held in Raleigh, NC, June 2-6, 1986. Fortynine papers were presented by EPA and EPRI staff members representing utility companies, equipment manufacturers, sorbent supplier...

  3. Medical nanotechnology in the UK: a perspective from the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

    PubMed

    Horton, Michael A; Khan, Abid

    2006-03-01

    Nanotechnology research is booming worldwide, and the general belief is that medical and biological applications will form the greatest sector of expansion over the next decade, driven by an attempt to bring radical solutions to areas of unmet medical need. What is true in the United States is also being fulfilled in Europe. This, though, is generally at a significantly lower investment level, even if for "large" capital infrastructure and interdisciplinary centers. Against this, the United Kingdom and its European partners are following the maxim "small is beautiful" and are attempting to identify and develop academic research and commercial businesses in areas that traditional nanotechnology developments involving engineering or physics find challenging. Thus in London-University College London (UCL) in a major joint project with Imperial College and linked to other UK and European centers of excellence-we are building upon our internationally competitive medical research (the two universities together form one of the largest centers of biomedical research outside the United States) to focus on and develop medical nanotechnology as a major sector of our research activity. A novel approach to commercialization has been the establishment with government and private equity funds of a "BioNanotechnology Centre" that will act as a portal for UK industry to access specialist skills to solve issues relating to developing nanotechnology-based medical applications, for example, for environmental screening, diagnostics, and therapy. This article reviews our academic and business strategy with examples from our current biomedical research portfolio. PMID:17292115

  4. What Becomes of Science in a Science Centre? Reconfiguring Science for Public Consumption

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    Tlili, Anwar; Cribb, Alan; Gewirtz, Sharon

    2006-01-01

    This paper draws upon 10 interviews conducted with staff at two science centres as part of a research project on science centres and social and cultural inclusion. The authors argue that these science centres have developed a highly differentiated configuration of science that stands at some removes from the standard conception of science as a…

  5. Arch & Chord Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, ...

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

    Arch & Chord Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie & Crossbracing Joint Detail - Dunlapsville Covered Bridge, Spanning East Fork Whitewater River, Dunlapsville, Union County, IN

  6. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

    MedlinePLUS

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the side of your head. When it works well, it enables you to ... For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause Pain that ...

  7. SERIES Concluding Workshop Joint with US-NEES

    E-print Network

    SERIES Concluding Workshop Joint with US-NEES Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructures and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38123, Trento, Italy. Special Session on Hybrid

  8. Joint services electronics program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Peters, Leon, Jr.

    1992-11-01

    The report represents the fifteenth annual summary of The Ohio State University Joint Services Electronics Program (JSEP). The transfer of the compact range identification technology initiated under JSEP support for time domain studies continues to make large advances. We are also assisting Rockwell (Tulsa) to update their RCS facilities. This work is on a subcontract to the ESL from the Air Force. This has lead to involvement in the study of Ultra Wide Band radar systems. The research activities devoted to the Generalized Ray and Gaussian Beams continues. Our JSEP research continues to be expanded by external funding. This program is being expanded by use of such funds which are more focussed on the requirements of the sponsors which includes both the Air Force and the Navy. Our JSEP research continues to focus on electromagnetic related topics. There are four major electromagnetics areas that were pursued in the past year. The Diffraction Studies Work Unit has initiated research on a time domain version of the Uniform Theory of Diffraction. A second topic under the Diffraction Studies Work Unit involves further extensions of the generalized resistive boundary condition and the generalized impedance boundary condition. These have been applied to scattering from a chiral slab. A third topic of interest is the diffraction from a corner. A fourth task involves the reflection/diffraction of a Gaussian beam. This represents an approach to replace the usual ray optics solution for very complex geometries where the versatile ray optics solution becomes cumbersome.

  9. Sacroiliac joint pain - aftercare

    MedlinePLUS

    The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a term used to describe the place where the sacrum and the iliac bones join. The ... The main purpose of the joint is to connect the spine and the pelvis. As a result, there is very little movement at the sacroiliac joint. Listed ...

  10. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) was established twelve years ago in the hope that they would "raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced people (IDP), point to gaps in national and international responses and promote solutions reflecting international standards and best practices." The Centre also keeps a database of 50 countries in which people have been displaced within their own country due to conflicts or human rights violations. To get a sense of where displaced persons are and how many countries have IDPs, visitors can click on the small world map on the far right hand side of the homepage. Scrolling over the map will reveal the number of displaced people by continent. Visitors interested in learning about an individual country can click on the continent, then click on one of the countries for an "Internal Displacement Profile", "Country Statistics", and an "Overview". The Resources tab, at the top of any page, includes "IDMC Publications", "Picture Galleries" of internally displaced people in India, Cyprus, and the West Bank, to name a few, and "IDP Maps" which has dozens of maps of from 2001 to 2009.

  11. Supporting the Democratic Voice through Community Media Centres in South Asia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jo Tacchi

    This paper considers the potential of community based information and communication technology (ICT) centres to support and promote the democratic voice. It does so through presenting comparative research findings from eight ICT centres in South Asia. The research uses a methodology that combines ethnographic approaches with action research. Here I look at the notion of 'democratic voice' in a loosely

  12. www.psych.yorku.ca/adler/centre.html Visual and Cognitive

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    www.psych.yorku.ca/adler/centre.html Visual and Cognitive Development Project Centre for Vision Research Researcher: Professor Scott Adler Graduate Students: Daniella Castellan, Christina Fuda, Joanna The infant eyetracker equipment allows Adler's research group to investigate how infants develop the ability

  13. A comparison of contexts for assessing joint attention in toddlers on the autism spectrum

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth M. Roos; Andrea S. McDuffie; Susan Ellis Weismer; Morton Ann Gernsbacher

    2008-01-01

    Children on the autism spectrum often demonstrate atypical joint attention, leading some researchers to consider joint attention defecits a core feature of the autism spectrum. Structured measures, such as the Early Social Communication Scales (ESCS), are commonly used to provide a metric of joint attention. To explore the assessment of joint attention in multiple contexts, we implemented an alternative system

  14. Getting partners to take action: influences on joint action in interfirm relationships

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ananda Mukherji; John D. Francis; Jyotsna Mukherji

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of joint action between firms, and to examine how interfirm linkages impact the development of information systems that impact joint action. The research also examines how economic dependence impacts joint action or joint activities between firms. While the importance of interfirm relations has been widely acknowledged, the relationships

  15. A Comparison of Contexts for Assessing Joint Attention in Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roos, Elizabeth M.; McDuffie, Andrea S.; Weismer, Susan Ellis; Gernsbacher, Morton Ann

    2008-01-01

    Children on the autism spectrum often demonstrate atypical joint attention, leading some researchers to consider joint attention deficits a core feature of the autism spectrum. Structured measures, such as the Early Social Communication Scales (ESCS), are commonly used to provide a metric of joint attention. To explore the assessment of joint

  16. Centre of Mass, Moments, Torque Centre of Mass

    E-print Network

    Feldman, Joel

    Centre of Mass, Moments, Torque Centre of Mass If you support a body at its center of mass (in a uniform gravitational field) it balances perfectly. That's the definition of the center of mass of the body. If the body consists of a m1 m2 m3 m4 finite number of masses m1, · · · , mn attached

  17. UN News Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-08-24

    The United Nations works on hundreds of different projects and initiatives every year, and keeping tabs on all of their activities can be a bit overwhelming. The UN News Centre offers a nice and manageable way to stay in the loop with all of their work. On the site, visitors can look over fourteen thematic areas, including UN And Olympics, Sudan & South Sudan, Combating Terrorism, and Afghanistan. In each area, visitors can read about the latest developments regarding each topic, look over press releases, and read related publications and white papers. Each section is easy to navigate, but visitors can also use the search engine to fine-tune their quest for specific materials. Additionally, each area contains links to related UN sessions, videos, reports, and conferences that may have addressed related topics.

  18. JIMO: Joint Institute for Marine Observations

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    The Joint Institute for Marine Observations (JIMO) website serves as a mechanism to centralize "the research and infrastructure resources" of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), two of the leading marine research institutes in North America. JIMO research focuses on four areas: Research in Extreme Environments, Long Term Ocean & Atmosphere Observations, Biological Systems Research, and Research & Development on Observation System. JIMO is one of more than a dozen Environmental Research Laboratories. As a joint institute, JIMO also seeks to "enhance the educational opportunities and breadth of training for students through close collaboration with the NOAA researchers, team teaching by Scripps and NOAA scientists and research experience at one of the NOAA facilities." Further information is available on site.

  19. Research and Practice in Education: How to Strengthen Links Between Research and Practice in Order to Improve General Education. International Colloquium (European Centre for Higher Education, Bucharest, Romania, November 10-15, 1980). Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Structures, Content, Methods and Techniques of Education.

    An international colloquium, held in Bucharest, Romania, in November, 1980, brought together educational researchers and persons responsible for educational policies and programs. They examined ways and means of making research more relevant to socioeconomic development and of increasing the internal effectiveness of education. Topics of…

  20. (1) FastOpt GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, (2) Dept of Earth Science, University of Bristol, UK, (3) European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Global Environment Monitoring Unit, Italy, (4) European Space

    E-print Network

    Giering, Ralf

    Assimilation of MERIS FAPAR into a Terrestrial Vegetation Model and Mission Design Thomas Kaminski (1-Philippe Mathieu (4) #12;FastOpt Outline · Methodology · Assimilation · Mission design · Summary #12;Fast2 at BRW and IZO #12;FastOpt Mission Benefit Analysis Tool uncertainty in observations AND model

  1. Joint custody: Current issues and implications for treatment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carol A. Richards; Irene Goldenberg

    1985-01-01

    This paper describes what joint physical custody involves, the kinds of families who currently have this type of custody arrangement, and what we know about the effects on parents and children. Some issues for future research and some considerations for family treatment are also discussed. The current research supporting two perspectives on joint custody, one emphasizing the continuity of psychological

  2. The Priestley Centre Surrey Research Park

    E-print Network

    Schnaufer, Achim

    Important safety notification re BOC multistage 8500 & 9500 series regulators BOC has identified a potential. These regulators may be fitted to a wide variety of cylinders. These are the potentially-affected regulators: BOC Material Code Material Description 41480 BOC 8500 INLINE M/S O2 REG (10 BAR) 41481 BOC 8500 INLINE

  3. Humanities Research Centre newsletter issue eight

    E-print Network

    Davies, Christopher

    , will allow her and her team to scrutinize and analyze the records of the East India Companies of Britain in the Arts Faculty for their continued support of the HRC, especially of the new initiatives we have explored and Chatto (more information about both in the Newsletter). The Faculty is working well together to combat

  4. The ESRC Centre for Business Research (CBR)

    E-print Network

    de Gispert, Adrià

    of the links between business organisation, business performance and economic policy in an international such as the environment, terrorism, sustainability and the world's poor. But, whether close to home or further afield, our, are responsible for informing and shaping political opinion and public understanding over a much longer timescale

  5. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

    E-print Network

    Strynadka, Natalie

    to the liver yet FVIII is normally made in endothelial cells where it is stored with VWF and released by endothelial agonists such as DDAVP or epinephrine. In the megakaryocyte, FVIII is not synthesized normally. If FVIII is targeted to megakaryocytes, however, FVIII is also stored with VWF but in the platelet alpha

  6. Professor Steven Sherwood Climate Change Research Centre

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    Sherwood, Steven

    . 2006. Sherwood--vitae Lead author, NOAA CCSP Synthesis Product 1.1, "Temperature trends in the lower manuscripts and 5-10 proposalsperyear, IPCC 2007WGIandWGIIreports, US CCSP reports, white papers. #12;List

  7. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

    E-print Network

    Davies, Christopher

    Gorge Turbines? Prof. Shengcai C. Li. (Professor of Hydraulic Machinery, based at the School (Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool) 24 th May Cavitation, a Possible Cause of Damage to Three

  8. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Peter J.

    of Hydraulic Machinery, based at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick) 18 th Jan. Persistent Holes. Venue is A401 ! Cavitation Resonance: The Phenomenon and Unknowns Prof. Shengcai C. Li. (Professor

  9. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Peter J.

    of Hydraulic Machinery, based at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick) 18th Jan. Persistent Holes. Venue is A401 ! Cavitation Resonance: The Phenomenon and Unknowns Prof. Shengcai C. Li. (Professor

  10. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

    E-print Network

    Davies, Christopher

    Gorge Turbines? Prof. Shengcai C. Li. (Professor of Hydraulic Machinery, based at the School (Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool) 24th May Cavitation, a Possible Cause of Damage to Three

  11. Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    (RNAi or cosuppression) effect may create a risk for human health or the environment. I am will provide a short overview of how dsRNAmediated silencing (via RNAi, cosuppression and other similar constructs used in the wheat that were being trialled were not available to me. I understand

  12. Mechanics of Suture Joints

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Yaning; Song, Juha; Ortiz, Christine; Boyce, Mary; Ortiz group/DMSE/MIT Team; Boyce group/ME/MIT Team

    2011-03-01

    Biological sutures are joints which connect two stiff skeletal or skeletal-like components. These joints possess a wavy geometry with a thin organic layer providing adhesion. Examples of biological sutures include mammalian skulls, the pelvic assembly of the armored fish Gasterosteus aculeatus (the three-spined stickleback), and the suture joints in the shell of the red-eared slider turtle. Biological sutures allow for movement and compliance, control stress concentrations, transmit loads, reduce fatigue stress and absorb energy. In this investigation, the mechanics of the role of suture geometry in providing a naturally optimized joint is explored. In particular, analytical and numerical micromechanical models of the suture joint are constructed. The anisotropic mechanical stiffness and strength are studied as a function of suture wavelength, amplitude and the material properties of the skeletal and organic components, revealing key insights into the optimized nature of these ubiquitous natural joints.

  13. P8—The new French\\/German test facility for H 2 O 2 high pressure rocket engine combustion research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wolfgang W. Koschel; Oskar J. Haidn

    1998-01-01

    Having agreed in principle on a cooperation in the field of H2O2 high pressure combustion research, the partners CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatial, Evry, France), DASA (Daimler Benz Aerospace, Ottobrunn, Germany), DLR and SEP (Société Européenne de Propulsion, Vernon, France) have decided by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December 1992 to erect, operate and utilize in a joint

  14. Assessment centres: A tale about dimensions, exercises, and dancing bears

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Filip Lievens

    2009-01-01

    This study reviews prior construct-related validity research in assessment centres. Special focus is placed on disentangling possible explanations for the construct-related validity findings. The conclusion is that we now have a much better picture of the reasons behind the construct-related validity findings. Careful assessment centre design and high interrater reliability among assessors seem necessary albeit insufficient conditions to establish assessment

  15. Pareto joint inversion of 2D magnetotelluric and gravity data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miernik, Katarzyna; Bogacz, Adrian; Kozubal, Adam; Danek, Tomasz; Wojdy?a, Marek

    2015-04-01

    In this contribution, the first results of the "Innovative technology of petrophysical parameters estimation of geological media using joint inversion algorithms" project were described. At this stage of the development, Pareto joint inversion scheme for 2D MT and gravity data was used. Additionally, seismic data were provided to set some constrains for the inversion. Sharp Boundary Interface(SBI) approach and description model with set of polygons were used to limit the dimensionality of the solution space. The main engine was based on modified Particle Swarm Optimization(PSO). This algorithm was properly adapted to handle two or more target function at once. Additional algorithm was used to eliminate non- realistic solution proposals. Because PSO is a method of stochastic global optimization, it requires a lot of proposals to be evaluated to find a single Pareto solution and then compose a Pareto front. To optimize this stage parallel computing was used for both inversion engine and 2D MT forward solver. There are many advantages of proposed solution of joint inversion problems. First of all, Pareto scheme eliminates cumbersome rescaling of the target functions, that can highly affect the final solution. Secondly, the whole set of solution is created in one optimization run, providing a choice of the final solution. This choice can be based off qualitative data, that are usually very hard to be incorporated into the regular inversion schema. SBI parameterisation not only limits the problem of dimensionality, but also makes constraining of the solution easier. At this stage of work, decision to test the approach using MT and gravity data was made, because this combination is often used in practice. It is important to mention, that the general solution is not limited to this two methods and it is flexible enough to be used with more than two sources of data. Presented results were obtained for synthetic models, imitating real geological conditions, where interesting density distributions are relatively shallow and resistivity changes are related to deeper parts. This kind of conditions are well suited for joint inversion of MT and gravity data. In the next stage of the solution development of further code optimization and extensive tests for real data will be realized. Presented work was supported by Polish National Centre for Research and Development under the contract number POIG.01.04.00-12-279/13

  16. The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) "examines different dimensions of social disadvantage and analyses the impact of public policy." Through this broad mission, the Centre focuses primarily on children and families, poverty and exclusion, housing and neighborhoods, and taxation. Visitors can make their way through the Research Programmes area, along with a list of Publications, Events, and People. Policy folks and scholars will love the Publications area, as it includes policy briefs, reports, and other documents with compelling topics that span the struggle for human rights in Peru, the value of mixed community in expensive neighborhoods, and mapping the distribution of household wealth.

  17. Student-Centred Learning: Toolkit for Students, Staff and Higher Education Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Attard, Angele; Di Iorio, Emma; Geven, Koen; Santa, Robert

    2010-01-01

    This Toolkit forms part of the project entitled "Time for a New Paradigm in Education: Student-Centred Learning" (T4SCL), jointly led by the European Students' Union (ESU) and Education International (EI). This is an EU-funded project under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) administered by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive…

  18. Quantifying the centre of rotation pattern in a multi-body model of the lumbar spine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alireza Abouhossein; Bernhard Weisse; Stephen J. Ferguson

    2012-01-01

    Understanding the kinematics of the spine provides paramount knowledge for many aspects of the clinical analysis of back pain. More specifically, visualisation of the instantaneous centre of rotation (ICR) enables clinicians to quantify joint laxity in the segments, avoiding a dependence on more inconclusive measurements based on the range of motion and excessive translations, which vary in every individual. Alternatively,

  19. The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a public domain model jointly developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and Texas AgriLife Research,

    E-print Network

    The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a public domain model jointly developed by U&M University System. SWAT is a river basin-scale model to simulate the quality and quantity of surface and land use patterns. http://swatmodel.tamu.edu/conferences/2013 2013 International SWAT Conference

  20. Centre for Academic Achievement `Aiming High'

    E-print Network

    Humphrys, Mark

    Centre for Academic Achievement `Aiming High' Background The Centre for Academic Achievement (CAA Somewhat dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied %ofparents March May Achievements The Centre for Academic teachers involved. There were major academic benefits for the students participating including an increase

  1. RTEMS CENTRE - Support and Maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS Operating System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Mota, M.; Freitas, D.; Zulianello, M.

    2007-08-01

    Real Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS) CENTRE is a project under the ESA-Portugal Task Force aiming to develop a support and maintenance centre to RTEMS operating system. The project can be summarized in two main streams, first one related to design, development, maintenance and integration of tools to augment and sustain RTEMS operating system and second stream linked to the creation of technical competences with a support site to RTEMS operating system in Europe. RTEMS CENTRE intends to minimize the cost of the incorporation/integration of airborne and space applications in this Real Time Operating System. The centre started officially in the 15th of November 2006 and is currently in the study definition and system engineering phase.

  2. The Monieson Centre www.business.queensu.ca/knowledge

    E-print Network

    Graham, Nick

    . This is in keeping with the strategy of Queen's School of Business that fosters innovation and academic excellenceAbout The Monieson Centre www.business.queensu.ca/knowledge Generating Value Through Knowledge www.business to top research sites > The opportunity to work with other leading international researchers > A model

  3. Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) 2003 -2013

    E-print Network

    Johansen, Tom Henning

    Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) 2003 - 2013 Research Plan The Vision CMA with SINTEF ICT. The activity at CMA is built upon four pillars represented by different research areas the CMA has proven that strong interactions between these fields have created a leading international

  4. Gait phase and centre of pressure measuring system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dragoljub Surdilovic; Z. Jinyu; R. Bernhardt

    2004-01-01

    For the development of biped robot and artificial limb as well as for the rehabilitation of patients whose legs are injured or have difficulty in movement, a gait phase online identification and calculation of centre of pressure (CoP) system is researched. In previous researches, the force sensitive resistors were fit inside of the shoes, which were called sole sensors. However

  5. Campylobacter Prosthetic Joint Infection

    PubMed Central

    Vasoo, Shawn; Schwab, Jeramy J.; Cunningham, Scott A.; Robinson, Trisha J.; Cass, Joseph R.; Berbari, Elie F.; Walker, Randall C.; Osmon, Douglas R.

    2014-01-01

    A 75-year-old man was diagnosed with probable Campylobacter jejuni prosthetic knee infection after a diarrheal illness. Joint aspirate and operative cultures were negative, but PCR of prosthesis sonicate fluid was positive, as was stool culture. Nineteen additional cases of Campylobacter prosthetic joint infection reported in the literature are reviewed. PMID:24523462

  6. Joint Newspaper Operating Agreements.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parsons, Marie

    The number of competing daily newspapers in American cities has dwindled until only about 50 cities boast two papers. Of the newspapers in those cities, 23 now maintain separate editorial operations but have joint printing, advertising, and circulation departments. The concept of joint operation is 50 years old, dating from the Depression years…

  7. Compound solder joints

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Batista, R. I.; Simonson, R. B.

    1976-01-01

    Joining technique prevents contamination, may be used to join dissimilar metal tubes, minimizes fluid and gas entrapment, expedites repairs, and can yield joints having leakage rates less than 0.000001 standard cubic cm He/min. Components of joint are solder sleeve, two solder rings, Teflon sleeve, and tubing to be joined.

  8. Acromioclavicular joint disease.

    PubMed

    Mcdonald, Scott; Hopper, Melanie A

    2015-07-01

    The acromioclavicular joint is an important component of the shoulder girdle experiencing significant loading during normal activities of daily living. The joint is frequently subjected to trauma and as a synovial articulation can become involved in rheumatoid arthritis and the seronegative arthropathies. PMID:26021590

  9. Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematical Analysis

    E-print Network

    Dewar, Robert L.

    Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematical Analysis Australian National University Miniconference, the proceedings of which this volume represents. This was held at the Australian National University's Centre

  10. Kalman filter-based fast track reconstruction for charged particles in a Compressed Baryonic Matter experiment using parallel computing on a multicore server at the Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ablyazimov, T. O.; Zyzak, M. V.; Ivanov, V. V.; Kisel, P. I.

    2015-05-01

    One of the main goals in the Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment (GSI, Germany) is to find parameters of charged particle trajectories. An online full event reconstruction is planned to be carried out in this experiment, thus demanding fast algorithms be developed, which make the most of the capabilities of modern CPU and GPU architectures. This paper presents the results of an analysis of the Kalman filter-based track reconstruction for charged particles implemented by using various code parallelization methods. A multicore server located at the Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (LIT JINR), with two CPU Intel Xeon X5660 processors and a GPU Nvidia GTX 480 video card is used.

  11. Joint federal research and development process to meet state and local needs. Part 1. Science and technology and political decision making

    SciTech Connect

    Wise, H F; Smith, L K; Einsweiler, R C; Jensen, D E

    1980-10-01

    This part of the handbook addresses the basic how to do it - how states and local governments can identify complex and cross-cutting issues and develop and manage scientific and technical resources in seeking policy solutions to such issues. The following subjects are discussed: background statement of the issue; the research/decision-making process; defining problems and identifying research components; research and decision-making strategies; how to identify existing knowledge or ongoing research in the area of policy concern; and managing multi-disciplinary research. The fourteen agencies involved in this effort include: US Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Science Foundation. (PSB)

  12. JOINT ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND

    E-print Network

    JOINT ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM "Speckle Statistics, Coherence confirmation of the increase in the well- defined polarization state of the output radiation. In the joint

  13. BEHAVIOUR OF FRP-TO-STEEL BONDED JOINTS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. H. Xia; J. G. Teng

    Externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement offers an attractive method for the strengthening of structures constructed of various materials. In such strengthened structures, the characteristics of FRP-to-parent material bonded joints play an important role. While extensive research has been carried out on the characteristics of FRP-to-concrete bonded joints, existing work on FRP-to-steel bonded joints is much more limited. In an

  14. An improved 2D model for bonded composite joints

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Randolph A. Odi; Clifford M. Friend

    2004-01-01

    A growing number of structural applications and repairs require strong adhesively bonded joints between composite parts. The viability of the finite elements method (FEM) for the design and analysis of such joints has been shown by several researchers (Composites 13(1982) 29, mechanics and mechanisms of damage in composites and multi-materials, ESIS11, Mechanical Engineering Publications, London, 1991, Structural adhesive joints in

  15. Human-centred approaches in slipperiness measurement.

    PubMed

    Grönqvist, R; Abeysekera, J; Gard, G; Hsiang, S M; Leamon, T B; Newman, D J; Gielo-Perczak, K; Lockhart, T E; Pai, C Y

    2001-10-20

    A number of human-centred methodologies--subjective, objective, and combined--are used for slipperiness measurement. They comprise a variety of approaches from biomechanically-oriented experiments to psychophysical tests and subjective evaluations. The objective of this paper is to review some of the research done in the field, including such topics as awareness and perception of slipperiness, postural and balance control, rating scales for balance, adaptation to slippery conditions, measurement of unexpected movements, kinematics of slipping, and protective movements during falling. The role of human factors in slips and falls will be discussed. Strengths and weaknesses of human-centred approaches in relation to mechanical slip test methodologies are considered. Current friction-based criteria and thresholds for walking without slipping are reviewed for a number of work tasks. These include activities such as walking on a level or an inclined surface, running, stopping and jumping, as well as stair ascent and descent, manual exertion (pushing and pulling, load carrying, lifting) and particular concerns of the elderly and mobility disabled persons. Some future directions for slipperiness measurement and research in the field of slips and falls are outlined. Human-centred approaches for slipperiness measurement do have many applications. First, they are utilized to develop research hypotheses and models to predict workplace risks caused by slipping. Second, they are important alternatives to apparatus-based friction measurements and are used to validate such methodologies. Third, they are used as practical tools for evaluating and monitoring slip resistance properties of footwear, anti-skid devices and floor surfaces. PMID:11794763

  16. LT65 Joint Honours ANTHROPOLOGY AND

    E-print Network

    Miall, Chris

    is broad, combining arts and social sciences approaches. The Centre of West African Studies within Office - Retail management - Aid work with Save the Children - Probation work - Welfare rights worker - Computer programmer - NGO work in Kurdistan - Work with adults who have learning disabilities - Research

  17. Changing the paradigm for marine data production, dissemination and validation with Collaborative Platforms. The GlobColour webservice, a prime example which leads to the integration of CWE technologies to build-up virtual research centres.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fanton d'Andon, Odile; Martin-Lauzer, François-Regis; Mangin, Antoine; Barrot, Gilbert; Clouaire, Stephane; Sardou, Olivier; Demaria, Julien; Serra, Romain

    2015-04-01

    The GlobColour webservice provides a rich dataset of marine bio-geochemical information for research and education purposes. We report on recent evolutions to improve the functionalities of the service to access EO and in-situ data and check information quality. In addition, a new concept, the Collaborative Platform, support the processing of bespoke information for remote users. At the root of the service is an integrated and automated production chain, processing not only EO satellite data but also in-situ measurements from bio-Argo floats. This production chain provides daily updated bio-geochemical data and performs automated data analysis (merging of sensors, temporal and spatial binning). The GlobColour webservice has been recently upgraded to provide improved navigation and selection capabilities. These evolutions were necessary as the catalogue of EO products has been significantly increased, with many new parameters, new spatial resolution (1 km over Europe in addition to 4 km global products) and projections (rectangular grid in addition to sinus grid). The validation and quality control of the information is essential to demonstrate the fitness-for-purpose of the service. Match-ups between in-situ measurements and EO data are a key element to establish the validity of the information. The standard approach is to perform these match-ups off-line using a database of in-situ measurements, and report the results in a validation document. Two innovations are introduced which greatly increase the value for the user: • An interactive navigation tool allows a detailed analysis the results of the match-ups, with temporal and geographical selection capabilities. Background information for each match-up can be easily retrieved, both for in-situ (measurement identification) and for satellite data (context retrieval, providing information such as cloud coverage and spatial variability). This allows users to get a better insight into the validity of the retrieved data for their particular applications. • Match-ups using real-time EO data and data collected from bio-Argo floats are processed automatically on-the-fly. • This is possible because quality control of the bio-Argo float data is also automated. A dedicated interface has been set-up to monitor the whole fleet of Bio-Argo floats, and access detailed information from each acquired profile. Finally, a Collaborative Platform has been developed to support R&D activities in parallel to the standard production chain, enabling users to work remotely within a dedicated production environment in order to develop new algorithms and methods. The Collaborative Platform is based on a Collaborative Working Environment, a secured IT environment mixing hardware and software elements. It provides access to raw data, to processing and storage facilities, to specific applicative software (e.g. visualisation and post-processing tools). In addition, collaborative tools to exchange data, information and ideas between participants (through forums, web-conferencing…) contribute to create a "Virtual Research Centre" preparing future evolutions of the service. Acknowledgements: This research received funding from the following projects: • MCGS project funded by the Fonds Unique Interministériel, French regional funds PACA and Bretagne, the Fonds Européen de Développement Régional • FP7 Copernicus projects OSS2015 (grant n° 282723) and E-AIMS (grant n° 312642). • The French EQUIPEX project NAOS

  18. Compliant Joints For Robots

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kerley, James J., Jr.

    1990-01-01

    Compliant joints devised to accommodate misalignments of tools and/or workpieces with respect to robotic manipulators. Has characteristics and appearance of both universal-joint and cable-spring-type flexible shaft coupling. Compliance derived from elastic properties of short pieces of cable. Compliance of joint determined by lengths, distances between, relative orientations, thickness of strands, number of strands, material, amount of pretwist, and number of short pieces of cable. Worm-drive mechanism used to adjust lengths to vary compliance as needed during operation.

  19. Cutting-edge scienceAs helium was first discovered on the Sun, it was named after Helios, the Greek sun god Researchers at the Joint Institute

    E-print Network

    Jin, Deborah

    Gas hydrates, aka "flammable ice," are a solid resembling water ice. They contain methane gas trapped, the fictional weapons used in Star Wars. Researchers observed an attractive force between two photons-the basic

  20. Panel Post & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint ...

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

    Panel Post & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie Bar, & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Chord, Tie Bar, & Crossbracing Joint Detail - Medora Bridge, Spanning East Fork of White River at State Route 235, Medora, Jackson County, IN