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Selección de los principales problemas de seguridad de las vacunas  

Microsoft Academic Search

ExtractoEjemplos recientes de los principales beneficios en salud pública de la vacunación incluyen reducciones globales de la mortalidad por sarampión y el registro de niveles bajos de enfermedades evitables por vacunas en Estados Unidos. No obstante, los problemas reales o percibidos de seguridad de las vacunas pueden ejercer un impacto adverso sobre los programas de vacunación. La monitorización sólida de

John K. Iskander; Jane Gidudu; Nelson Arboleda; Wan-Ting Huang

2008-01-01

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ANÁLISIS ESTADÍSTICO DE DATOS DE CALIDAD DE AGUA DE LOS POZOS EN LA REGIÓN Y EN LAS PRINCIPALES CIUDADES DEL ACUÍFERO DE IRAPUATO-VALLE, GUANAJUATO, MÉXICO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen - En base a la necesidad de conocer si un evento extraordinario de lluvias en el acuífero de Irapuato Valle afectó la calidad del agua subterránea extraída, se realizó un análisis estadístico a través de pruebas no paramétricas de datos ordenados por rango y de nivel nominal de los parámetros físicos, químicos y bacteriológicos que determinan la calidad del

José de Jesús; Mora Rodríguez; Carlos Gutiérrez Ojeda; Luis González Hita

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Factors affecting radionuclide availability to vegetables grown at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

A field study was conducted in 1977 on /sup 238/ /sup 239/Pu and /sup 137/Cs availability to zucchini squash (Curcurbita melopepo, hybrid seneca) and green bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris, Landreths stringless) grown under home-garden conditions in an area at Los Alamos National Laboratory used for treated radioactive liquid waste disposal. Radionuclide concentrations were measured as a function of tissue type, height above the soil, fertilization regime, and for the squash, food-cleansing procedures. Analysis of variance procedures was used to analyze the data. Ratios of the concentration of a radionuclide in oven-dried vegetation to dry soil ranged from 0.0004 to 0.116 for the Pu isotopes, and from 0.051 to 0.255 for /sup 137/Cs. Fertilization with cattle manure reduced the Pu concentration ratios by 30% and /sup 137/Cs by 50%. Vegetative parts sampled within 20 cm of the ground surface were contaminated about four times as much as those parts growing further from the ground surface. About 65% of the contamination was removed by washing, indicating the presence of surficial contamination. The 50-year radiation dose commitment to humans consuming vegetables from the garden plot would be less than 0.05 mrem and would be due almost entirely to /sup 137/Cs.

White, G.C.; Hakonson, T.E.; Ahlquist, A.J.

1981-07-01

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Factors associated with late HIV testing for Latinos diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Latinos are more likely to test late for HIV infection compared to other racial\\/ethnic groups in the United States. A population-based interview study was used to examine factors associated with late HIV testing for Latinos diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles County (LAC) to develop more effective HIV testing outreach strategies. Latinos testing for HIV within one year of an

Amy Rock Wohl; Judith Tejero; Douglas M. Frye

2009-01-01

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LES MTHODES DE DOSAGE DES PRINCIPALES VITAMINES HYDROSOLUBLES (1)  

E-print Network

LES M�THODES DE DOSAGE DES PRINCIPALES VITAMINES HYDROSOLUBLES (1) PAR Jean ADRIAN Attaché de découverte souvent très récente, les vitamines hydro- solubles ont suscité un grand nombre de méthodes de découvert les molécules chimiques des diverses vitamines, acide ascorbique, thiamine, riboflavine, etc

Boyer, Edmond

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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Trichomonas vaginalis Infection among High-risk Women in Los Angeles  

PubMed Central

Remnant specimen from 1,215 women screening for chlamydia/gonorrhea at four different venue types (STD clinics, home-test kit users, juvenile and adult detention) in Los Angeles, CA, were tested for T. vaginalis. Prevalence of T. vaginalis varied by screening population and concurrent chlamydia or gonorrhea was independently associated with T. vaginalis. PMID:24275733

Javanbakht, Marjan; Stirland, Ali; Stahlman, Shauna; Smith, Lisa V.; Chien, Michael; Torres, Ruel; Guerry, Sarah

2014-01-01

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CALIDAD FÍSICO QUÍMICA DE LAS PRINCIPALES MARCAS DE LECHE PASTEURIZADA CONSUMIDAS EN LA CIUDAD DE MARACAIBO Physical and Chemical Quality of Main Milk Brands User sold in the City of Maracaibo  

Microsoft Academic Search

La leche es considerada un componente alimenticio que tiene como función, aportar al organismo los nutrientes necesarios para el desarrollo y crecimiento de los mamíferos. Con el obje- tivo de estudiar la calidad físico química de las 5 principales marcas de leche pasteurizada identificadas con las letras A, B, C, DyE , seanalizaron 202 muestras de leche recolectadas al azar,

Wilfido José Briñez; Emiro Valbuena; Gustavo Castro; Flor Fuentes; Delia González; Armando Tovar

2002-01-01

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Factors predicting the capacity of Los Angeles city-region recreation programs to promote energy expenditure.  

PubMed

An audit of recreation programs with moderate or higher levels of physical activity (PA) in Los Angeles area cities (N=82) was conducted using internet, telephone, and survey methods. Metabolic Equivalents (METs) were used to code programs? physical activity intensity. MET-hours per recreation program was associated with required age for enrollment, percent of residents >64 years of age, and fiscal capacity of cities. Capacity to promote energy expenditure may depend on targeted age groups, age of population, and municipal fiscal capacity. Cities with lower fiscal capacity might offer those higher MET-hour activities which require less specialized equipment and seek outside funding to offer higher MET programs. PMID:24755531

Reynolds, Kim D; Dahmann, Nicholas; Wolch, Jennifer; Joassart-Marcelli, Pascale; Dunton, Genevieve; Rudulph, Diana; Newell, Joshua; Thayer, Jennifer; Jerrett, Michael

2014-07-01

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Geographic Patterns of Advanced Breast Cancer in Los Angeles: Associations with Biological and Sociodemographic Factors (United States)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective  Examination of patterns of advanced breast cancer may provide evidence needed to direct health care resources to those communities\\u000a or population groups in greatest need. We assessed to what degree biologic, ethnic, and sociodemographic factors could explain\\u000a such patterns within Los Angeles County.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The proportion of cases of advanced disease among all breast cancer cases identified during 1992–1996 were analyzed

Marcia L. Gumpertz; Linda Williams Pickle; Barry A. Miller; B. Sue Bell

2006-01-01

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Risk Factors for Cortical, Nuclear, Posterior Subcapsular, and Mixed Lens Opacities: The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study  

PubMed Central

Purpose To identify socio-demographic and biological risk factors associated with having cortical, nuclear, posterior sub-capsular (PSC), and mixed lens opacities. Design Population-based, cross-sectional study Participants Five thousand nine hundred forty-five Latinos 40 years and older from 6 census tracts in Los Angeles, California. Methods Participants underwent an interview and detailed eye examination, including best-corrected visual acuity and slit-lamp assessment of lens opacities using the Lens Opacities Classification System II. Univariate and stepwise logistic regression analyses were used to identify independent risk factors associated with each type of lens opacity. Main Outcome Measures Odds ratios for socio-demographic and biological risk factors associated with cortical only, nuclear only, PSC only, and mixed lens opacities. Results Of the 5945 participants with gradable lenses, 468 had cortical only lens opacities, 217 had nuclear only lens opacities, 27 had PSC only opacities, and 364 had mixed lens opacities. Older age, higher hemoglobin A1c, and history of diabetes mellitus were independent risk factors for cortical only lens opacities. Older age, smoking, and myopic refractive error were independent risk factors for nuclear only lens opacities. Higher systolic blood pressure and history of diabetes were independent risk factors for posterior sub-capsular lens opacities. Older age, myopic refractive error, history of diabetes, higher systolic blood pressure, female gender, and presence of large drusen were independent risk factors for mixed lens opacities. Conclusions The modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors identified in this study provide insight into the mechanisms related to the development of lens opacification. Improved glycemic control, smoking cessation and prevention, and blood pressure control may help to reduce the risk of having lens opacities and their associated vision loss. PMID:22197433

Richter, Grace M.; Torres, Mina; Choudhury, Farzana; Azen, Stanley P.; Varma, Rohit

2012-01-01

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Expanding Urban Metabolism: Coupling Methodologies and Integrating Social Factors, a Pilot for Los Angeles County  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Urban metabolism is a powerful method for describing resource flows into cities and the waste streams produced as a result of resource use. To date these flows have rarely been geospatially correlated to reveal who uses what type of energy where and the concomitant waste streams. Thus there is little ability to understand energy use in urban areas. Additionally, the social and ecological footprint of the flows have not been drawn and explained. We are developing an expanded and integrated urban metabolism analysis for Los Angeles County, attempting to integrate socio-demographic and geospatial grounding of resource flows and sinks, as well as life cycle, cradle to grave information. This presentation will focus on the reasons for this approach and methodological innovations and challenges.

Pincetl, S.

2011-12-01

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Systematic variations in strip-out factors used in the assessment of plutonium and americium lung burdens at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

E-print Network

SYSTEMATIC VARIATIONS IN STRIP-OUT FACTORS USED IN THE ASSESSMENT OF PLUTO?lUM AND AMERICIUM LUNC~ BURDENS AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY A Thesis by STEVEN CHARLES MYERS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University... in partial fulfillment of the requirements fo the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Health Physics SYSTEMATIC VARIATIONS IN STRIP-OUT FACTORS USED IN THE ASSESSMENT OF PLUTONIUM AND AMERICIUM LUNG BURDENS AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL...

Myers, Steven Charles

2012-06-07

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Factores que controlan la distribución espacio-temporal de los incendios en la región semiárida argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The principal aim of this research was to study the spatial-temporal distribution of fires during 2003-2005, in the Semiarid Region of Argentina, and to analyze the principal factors which influen- ce them. An association was observed between fire patterns and climate, vegetation type and land use. Shrublands (concentred 63% of fires) with the extensive livestock (r 2 : 0.57), during

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Risk Factors for Incident Cortical, Nuclear, Posterior Subcapsular, and Mixed Lens Opacities: The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study  

PubMed Central

Purpose To identify socio-demographic and biological risk factors associated with the 4-year incidence of nuclear, cortical, posterior sub-capsular (PSC), and mixed lens opacities. Design Population-based, longitudinal study. Participants Four thousand six hundred fifty-eight Latinos 40 years and older from 6 census tracts in Los Angeles, California. Methods Participants underwent an interview and detailed eye examination, including best-corrected visual acuity and slit-lamp assessment of lens opacities using the Lens Opacities Classification System II at baseline and again 4 years later. Each opacity type was defined in persons with a LOCS II score of 2 or more. Univariate and forward stepwise logistic regression analyses were used to identify independent baseline risk factors associated with 4-year incidence of nuclear only, cortical only, PSC only, and mixed (when more than one opacity type developed in a person) lens opacities. These comprised 4 mutually exclusive groups, and were based on person rather than eye. Main Outcome Measures Odds ratios for independent risk factors associated with 4-year incidence of nuclear-only, cortical-only, PSC-only, and mixed lens opacities. Results Of the 3471 participants with gradable lenses in the same eye at baseline and 4-year follow-up, 200 (5.8%) had incident nuclear-only opacities, 151(4.1%) had incident cortical-only opacities, 16 (0.5%) had incident PSC-only lens opacities, and 88 (2.5%) had mixed lens opacities. Independent baseline risk factors for incident nuclear-only lens opacities included older age, current smoking, and presence of diabetes. Independent risk factors for incident cortical-only lens opacities included older age and having diabetes at baseline. Female gender was an independent risk factor for incident PSC-only lens opacities. Older age, and presence of diabetes at baseline exam were independent risk factors for incident mixed lens opacities. Specifically, in diabetics, higher levels of hemoglobin A1c was associated with greater risk for 4-year incident nuclear-only, cortical-only and mixed lens opacities. Conclusions Improved diabetic control and smoking prevention may reduce the risk of developing lens opacities. Understanding both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors provides insight into the development of lens opacification. PMID:22771048

Richter, Grace M.; Choudhury, Farzana; Torres, Mina; Azen, Stanley P.; Varma, Rohit

2012-01-01

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La revolución keynesiana y sus pioneros: los keynesianos y la política del gobierno 1933-1939  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este artículo el autor, sobre la base de un análisis de las principales contribuciones económicas de la década del 30, destaca los elementos de Keynesianismo implícitos en los primeros aportes de Currie y en general del grupo de \\

Alan Sweezy; Traducción de Mario García

1993-01-01

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Factoring  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Test your factoring skills Factors and Multiples Jeopardy How much do you know about factoring and multiples? Play Jeopardy and find out! Prime Factoring Turkey Shoot Blast these turkeys using your factoring skills. Help the Professor Super save the planet by "cooking" the Giant Frozen Turkeys of Destruction. Math Lines 12 X-Factor Shoot the ball at the other factors to get a product of 12. You can also ...

Clark, Mr

2012-10-31

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FACTORES DE RIESGO PARA LA ENFERMEDAD TUBERCULOSA EN LOS CASOS DE SIDA NOTIFICADOS EN BRASIL, 1980 A 200 0  

Microsoft Academic Search

Risk Factors for Tuberculosis in the AIDS Cases Reported in Brazil, 1980-200 0 Background: Aids affects the epidemiological characteristics o f tuberculosis, due to both the changes in the clinical progress of th e jointly affected patients, as well as the increase in the number o f tuberculosis cases among individuals having tested positive fo r hiv\\/aids. This may lead

Josué Laguardia; Edgar Merchán-Hamann

2003-01-01

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Factors affecting fuel break effectiveness in the control of large fires on the Los Padres National Forest, California  

USGS Publications Warehouse

As wildfires have increased in frequency and extent, so have the number of homes developed in the wildland-urban interface. In California, the predominant approach to mitigating fire risk is construction of fuel breaks, but there has been little empirical study of their role in controlling large fires.We constructed a spatial database of fuel breaks on the Los Padres National Forest in southern California to better understand characteristics of fuel breaks that affect the behaviour of large fires and to map where fires and fuel breaks most commonly intersect. We evaluated whether fires stopped or crossed over fuel breaks over a 28-year period and compared the outcomes with physical characteristics of the sites, weather and firefighting activities during the fire event. Many fuel breaks never intersected fires, but others intersected several, primarily in historically fire-prone areas. Fires stopped at fuel breaks 46% of the time, almost invariably owing to fire suppression activities. Firefighter access to treatments, smaller fires and longer fuel breaks were significant direct influences, and younger vegetation and fuel break maintenance indirectly improved the outcome by facilitating firefighter access. This study illustrates the importance of strategic location of fuel breaks because they have been most effective where they provided access for firefighting activities.

Syphard, Alexandra D.; Keeley, Jon E.; Brennan, Teresa J.

2011-01-01

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Principales resultados del Estudio Nacional de Exámenes de pulmón (NLST): Síntesis  

Cancer.gov

El 4 de noviembre de 2010, el Estudio Nacional de Exámenes de Pulmón dio a conocer resultados iniciales que indican que hubo 20% menos muertes por cáncer de pulmón entre los participantes del estudio evaluados con tomografía computarizada espiral de baja dosis (también conocida como tomografía computarizada helicoidal) que en los participantes que fueron evaluados con radiografías de pecho.

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Informe a la Nación indica que el índice de mortalidad por cáncer sigue bajando; la sección especial destaca las tendencias de los cánceres asociados con el VPH y los grados de cobertura de vacunación contra el VPH.  

Cancer.gov

El Informe Anual a la Nación sobre el Estado del Cáncer, de 1975 a 2009, indica que los índices generales de mortalidad por cáncer siguen bajando en los Estados Unidos en hombres y mujeres, entre todos los grupos raciales y étnicos principales y para todos los sitios más comunes de cáncer, como pulmón, colon y recto, seno femenino y próstata.

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A human factors approach towards the design of a new glovebox glove for Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Present day glovebox gloves at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are underdeveloped and ergonomically inaccurate. This problem results in numerous sprain and strain injuries every year for employees who perform glovebox work. In addition to injuries, using the current glovebox glove design also contributes to breaches and contamination. The current glove used today at LANL has several problems: (1) The length of the fingers is incorrect, (2) the web spacing between the fingers is nonexistent, (3) the angles between each digit on the finger are incorrect, (4) the thumb is placed inaccurately, and (5) the length of the hand is incorrect. These problems present a need to correct the current glove design to decrease the risk of injuries, breaches, and contamination. Anthropometrics were researched to help find the best range of hand measurements to fix the current glove design. Anthropometrics is the measure of the human physical variation. Anthropometrics for this study were gathered from the American National Survey (ANSUR) data that was conducted by the U.S Army in 1988. The current glovebox glove uses anthropometrics from the 95th to 105th percentile range which is too large so the new gloves are going to implement data from a smaller range of percentile groups. The 105th percentile range represents measurements that exceed the human population but are needed to fit certain circumstance such as wearing several under gloves within the glovebox gloves. Anthropometrics used in this study include: 105th percentile measurements for joint circumference which was unchanged because the room for under gloves plus ease of hand insertion and extraction is needed, 80th percentile measurements for crotch length to allow workers to reach the web spacing in the glove, 20th percentile measurements for finger length to allow workers to reach the end of the glove, standard 10.5cm hand breadth to allow more room to accommodate under gloves, 45 degrees abduction angle for the thumb for better positioning, 45 degrees extension angle for the thumb for better positioning, and various angles for the other fingers to allow a more relaxed and natural fit. 3D modeling was used to implement the anthropometric data listed above onto an existing scanned solid model of a human hand. SolidWorks 2010 3-D modeling package was utilized to manipulate the hand model to represent the anthropometric data researched. The anthropometrics and modifications were reviewed by the University of New Mexico Department of Orthopedics hand surgeons. After all modifications and reviews were completed the model was printed out using stereolithography. The printed out model of the hand was used as a mold to create a prototype glovebox glove. The new mold was taken to Piercan USA to produce a 20mil Polyurethane/Hypalon glovebox glove. The Minnesota Dexterity test and Purdue Pegboard test were used to measure the dexterity of the prototype glovebox glove against a current 15 mil Hypalon LANL glovebox glove. Using the data from the tests a student t test was used to determine if there was a significant difference between the current hypalon glove results and the new prototype glove results. With a 95% confidence level the prototype showed to have a significantly lower mean difference from the current hypalon glovebox glove with the Minnesota Dexterity test. With a 95% confidence level the prototype showed to have a significantly higher mean difference from the current hypalon glovebox glove with the Purdue Pegboard test. A p value method was also performed to confirm the results of the student t test. A survey was also given to glovebox workers to determine if they preferred the new design. The best reaction from glovebox workers was the new thumb position, 73.2% of the sample population agreed with the new thumb position. Developing a new glovebox glove will improve the ergonomics of the hand for work performed, decrease exposure time, decreasing risk of breaching, increasing productivity, reducing injuries, and improving work performance. In the future the new glovebox

Oka, Jude M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-06

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Movilidad ocupacional de los inmigrantes en una economía de bajas cualificaciones. El caso de España  

Microsoft Academic Search

Esta investigación analiza la movilidad ocupacional de los inmigrantes entre sus países de origen y España, así como sus principales determinantes. La misma se basa en los microdatos de la Encuesta Nacional de Inmigrantes y el uso de una escala de estatus ocupacional de carácter internacional (ISEI). La evidencia muestra que, por lo general, los inmigrantes sufren una fuerte degradación

Hipólito Simón; Raul Ramos; Esteban Sanromá

2010-01-01

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

Cancer.gov

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

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Evolución de la estructura de ingresos relativos en Lima Metropolitana: un análisis de los factores de oferta y de demanda, 1986-1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

La investigación analiza la evolución de los ingresos por trabajo en Lima Metropolitana durante el periodo 1986-1995. Para ello se divide a la población ocupada en grupos de género, educación y experiencia, lo que permite explorar la evolución de la estructura de ingresos relativos entre los diferentes grupos. El objetivo general del estudio es analizar el mercado de trabajo de

Juan José Diaz

2003-01-01

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Objective: To assess the role of hospital, patient, payer and clinical factors on inpatient hospital lengths of stay (LOS) and total charges in adults undergoing heart transplantation.  

E-print Network

hospital lengths of stay (LOS) and total charges in adults undergoing heart transplantation. Methods Sample (NIS) from 2002 to 2005. All patients above 18 years of age receiving a heart transplantation: Overall, 5911 patients underwent a heart transplantation between 2002-2005, with 74.1% of these patients

Arizona, University of

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

Cancer.gov

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

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Aplicación de los factores de ponderación de la Comisión Internacional de Protección Radiológica 103 en el cálculo de la dosis efectiva asociada a las exploraciones de Medicina Nuclear  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveRe-evaluate the effective dose (E) of typical nuclear medicine procedures using the new ICRP-103 weighting factors and the latest dosimetry data and relate E with Background Equivalent Radiation Time (BERT).

M. C. Pujades Claumarchirant; J. F. Martí Vidal; C. Olivas Arroyo; P. Bello Arqués; A. Mateo Navarro

2010-01-01

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Una mirada de la última Reforma de la Educación Argentina desde las Políticas de Cooperación Educativa de los Organismos Internacionales  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo es una investigación cualitativa que indaga sobre la relación entre la agenda educativa de los organismos internacionales y la última reforma educativa en nuestro país mediante la técnica de estudio de caso. Con ese criterio, se expone un análisis del cambio educativo argentino identificando causas y consecuencias del fenómeno y advirtiendo el rol que adquirieron los principales

María Blanca Pesado Riccardi

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Linux un sistema operativo di tipo Unix. La principale differenza rispetto ai "veri" sistemi Unix consiste nel fatto che Linux pu essere copiato liberamente e gratuitamente,  

E-print Network

LINUX Linux è un sistema operativo di tipo Unix. La principale differenza rispetto ai "veri" sistemi Unix consiste nel fatto che Linux può essere copiato liberamente e gratuitamente, compreso l'intero codice sorgente. Il termine Linux, per essere precisi, si riferisce solo al kernel. Il kernel è il nucleo

Rossi, Francesca

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Los Pigmentos Vegetales y la Fotosíntesis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

En esta lección se examinarán las dos principales clases de pigmentos fotosintéticos: las clorofilas y los carotenoides. Se analizarán sus estructuras bioquímicas y su biosíntesis, y se explicará además la organización de estos pigmentos en los sistemas fotosintéticos, que son complejos proteicos que colectan y convierten la energía luminosa en energía química.

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Los Maestros en Venezuela: Carreras e Incentivos  

Microsoft Academic Search

El estudio comparativo del que este papel de trabajo forma parte (Los Maestros en América Latina: Carreras e Incentivos) fue emprendido para intentar avanzar en el conocimiento de los incentivos y factores institucionales que determinan la composición del cuerpo docente y que influencian el desempeño profesional del mismo, en un grupo de países de la región. Cada uno de los

Olga Ramos; Milko González; Josefina Bruni Celli

2001-01-01

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Exploring Los Angeles Exploring Los Angeles  

E-print Network

Exploring Los Angeles Exploring Los Angeles SCampus 2012-13 Los Angeles is a city rich in culture Fil-A, Quiznos Sandwiches, Coldstone Cream- ery and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. University Gateway, Yogurtland and Seattle's Best Coffee. University Village Food Court 3375 S. Hoover St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Southern California, University of

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Informe Anual a la Nación indica una reducción en los índices de incidencia y mortalidad por cáncer; una sección especial revela amplias variaciones en las tendencias del cáncer de pulmón en los estados  

Cancer.gov

Un nuevo informe de las principales organizaciones oncológicas del país muestra que, por primera vez desde la primera publicación del informe en 1998, tanto el índice de incidencia como el de mortalidad para todos los cánceres combinados están disminuyendo en hombres y mujeres.

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Estudio mediante elementos finitos de la influencia de la pretensión de los ligamentos en la flexión de la rodilla  

Microsoft Academic Search

Es sabido que la mayoría de los tejidos biológicos blandos, incluidos músculos, vasos sanguíneos y ligamentos,\\u000ase encuentran sometidos a tensiones residuales no nulas en el estado libre de cargas. El principal objetivo\\u000ade este artículo es analizar la influencia de la pretensión de los ligamentos principales de la rodilla en el\\u000acomportamiento biomecánico de la articulación durante la flexión

Estefanía Peña; Begoña Calvo; Manuel Doblaré Castellano; M. A. Martínez

1970-01-01

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La violencia latinoamericana vista por los economistas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este artículo sintetiza los estudios económicos publicados recientemente sobre la violencia en América Latina y analiza las causas susceptibles de acrecentarla: pobreza, desigualdad de los ingresos en nivel y variación, impunidad, diferencia entre la probabilidad de ser arrestado y la severidad de la pena impuesta, y narcotráfico. Sin embargo, la explicación de la violencia no se limitará a factores económicos,

Pierre Salama

2003-01-01

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Se identifica una relación entre la falta de exámenes de detección y una gran parte de los casos de cáncer de seno en la etapa avanzada  

Cancer.gov

Los autores de un estudio publicado el 20 de octubre de 2004 en la revista Journal of the National Cancer Institute1? declaran que las dos prioridades principales del sistema de salud deben ser aumentar el porcentaje de exámenes de mamografía e invertir en investigaciones que mejoren la tecnología para detectar el cáncer de seno.

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Los Derechos de los Pacientes del Centro Clnico  

E-print Network

Los Derechos de los Pacientes del Centro Clínico Los Derechos de los Pacientes del Centro Clínico medir las respuestas de los pacientes al tratamiento. Existen procesos que protegen los derechos de paciente que se observen los derechos fundamentales de la dignidad humana. Esta Declaración de Derechos

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USS Los Angeles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tunnel interior views of USS Los Angeles Airship. US Navy airship in flight. Tunnel installation set-up. The device mounted at the tower's apex made a turning radius measurement of the Navy Dirigible U.S.S. Los Angeles in this photo taken in 1928. A camera obscura situated on top of a platform at the edge of the flying field measures the turning radius of the navy dirigible U.S.S. Los Angeles in 1928.

1926-01-01

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Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current and post World War II scientific research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico) is discussed. The operation of the laboratory, the Los Alamos consultant program, and continuation education, and continuing education activities at the laboratory are also discussed. (JN)

Hammel, Edward F., Jr.

1982-01-01

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Stockpile Stewardship: Los Alamos  

ScienceCinema

"Heritage of Science" is a short video that highlights the Stockpile Stewardship program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Stockpile Stewardship was conceived in the early 1990s as a national science-based program that could assure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without the need for full-scale underground nuclear testing. This video was produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory for screening at the Lab's Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, NM and is narrated by science correspondent Miles O'Brien.

McMillan, Charlie; Morgan, Nathanial; Goorley, Tom; Merrill, Frank; Funk, Dave; Korzekwa, Deniece; Laintz, Ken

2014-08-12

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Earthquakes: Los Angeles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this video segment adapted from NOVA, animations are used to show how the hills around Los Angeles were formed by earthquakes at small thrust faults that extend outward from the larger San Andreas fault.

Foundation, Wgbh E.

2005-12-17

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Dateline Los Alamos  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

_Dateline Los Alamos_ is a monthly publication (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only), provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. It covers recent research and product development at the laboratory. Newsletters dating from December 1995 to the present can be downloaded. A special issue from 1995 detailing the past and future of the laboratory is also available. Documents range in size from 545 Kb to 1.9 Mb.

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El Informe Anual a la Nación indica que las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer continúan declinando: los avances en el tratamiento del cáncer varían según el tipo de cáncer  

Cancer.gov

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

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LOS ANGELES CATALYST STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is a summary of the data collected at the Los Angeles Catalyst Study (LACS) from June 1974 through December 1977. Previous reports of the LACS data were presented at the symposium held in April 1977, covering the data through 1976. The current report follows the same ...

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Los Angeles Coastal Margin  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This image by the USGS Pacific Sea Floor Mapping Project shows the complex and rugged nature of the continental margin off the coast of Los Angeles, CA. The image may be useful for examining erosiona and deposition on the continental shelf, as well as identifying sediment transport pathways or areas of potential mass movement.

Project, Pacific S.; Usgs

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Los Angeles PACIFICOCEAN  

E-print Network

Jose, 75 miles south of San Francisco, and 350 miles north of Los Angeles. Computer Engineering @ UC SANTA CRUZUniversity of California, Santa Cruz Department of Computer Engineering 1156 High Street Santa. Kurniawan, R. Manduchi, P. Mantey, J. Rosen, H. Tao Department of Computer Engineering The Baskin School

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles  

Cancer.gov

The Pediatric Psychology Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) consists of outpatient and inpatient hospital-based services that provide therapeutic support and intervention to children and families. The pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellows will participate in varied clinical activities with child and adolescent patients and their families.

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La carrera de maestros: Factores institucionales, incentivos económicos y desempeño  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente estudio analiza los incentivos y factores institucionales que determinan la composición del magisterio y que influyen en su desempeño profesional. Se analizan los perfiles típicos (socioeconómicos, educativos y motivacionales) de los que estudian para ser maestros y de quienes ejercen dicha profesión. Asimismo, se documenta de manera detallada los incentivos y la estructura en general de la carrera

Jaime Saavedra-Chanduví; Hugo Díaz

2000-01-01

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Factor Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This virtual manipulative allows students to find the prime factorization of numbers by completing factor trees. Then they may use a venn diagram to sort the prime factors to find the greatest common factor and the least common multiple.

Playground, Math

2009-07-29

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Factor Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this online activity, the learner finds the prime factorization of composite numbers by building factor trees. A second level includes finding the greatest common factor and the least common multiple by sorting factors using a Venn Diagram.

2010-01-01

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Los Angeles Flyby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These scenes show Los Angeles and Burbank as seen by the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument. The shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels are displayed in the images as red, green, and blue respectively. In this combination, barren and-or recently cultivated land appears red to pink, vegetation appears green, water is dark blue, and artificial structures of concrete and asphalt appear dark grey or black.

Allen, Jesse; Williams, Darrel

1999-04-09

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The Los Angeles Times  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Los Angeles Times debuts its Internet edition April 8. It is slated to include daily news and features, coverage of movies and entertainment, a computers and technology section, a special section devoted to Southern California sights and events, classified advertising, and chat boards. The site will be free. A fee based site will also be available, with access to Times' archives, as well as educational and research services. http://www.latimes.com

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The Los Alamos advanced hadron facility  

SciTech Connect

A brief discussion of the plans for the Los Alamos Advanced Hadron Facility (AHF) will be presented. The plans include a 60-GeV proton main ring and two intense lower energy proton beams (1.6 GeV) for a pulsed-neutron source and low duty factor neutrino source. Brief remarks will be made about the physics program and funding status. 10 refs., 3 figs., 6 tabs.

Garvey, G.T.

1989-01-01

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Factoring with the Factor Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Java applet presents a composite number, and prompts you to factor it -- one step at a time. Enter one factor, prime or another composite; the applet calculates the remaining factor, and branches two boxes below any composite factor so that you may proceed factoring until you obtain the full factorization into primes, which the applet colors in green. Click the "Repeat problem" button to see that different factor trees for a given number still result in the same prime factorization.

Interactive Math Miscellany And Puzzles, Alexander B.

2011-01-01

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Sobre los mensajes de error de los compiladores  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. Pese a los esfuerzos que se realizan en proporcionar técnicas y herramientas que faciliten el complejo proceso de desarrollo de software, existe un aspecto que parece olvidado: los mensajes de los compiladores. Sin embargo, dichos mensajes constituyen el ingrediente fundamental para una efectiva interacción programador-compilador. Este artículo reflexiona sobre este descuidado tema, que afecta a todo tipo de programadores,

V. Javier Traver

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Los AlamosLos Alamos NATIONAL LABORATORYNATIONAL LABORATORY  

E-print Network

. - coaxial helicity injection gun plasma: gas breakdown and dynamics, influx of impurities and fuel, etcLos AlamosLos Alamos NATIONAL LABORATORYNATIONAL LABORATORY Plasma Physics Fast Visible and Infrared Diagnostics for NSTX R. J. Maqueda and G. A. Wurden P-24 Plasma Physics Group Los Alamos National

Maqueda, Ricardo J. "Ricky"

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Earthquakes: Los Angeles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Although the San Andreas Fault is the longest and one of the most active fault zones in California, it is not responsible for every earthquake in the state. This video segment describes the geologic setting of the San Andreas fault and a network of other active faults, particularly thrust faults, closer to Los Angeles, and explains why these may present a greater danger to the city than the San Andreas Fault. The segment is five minutes fifteen seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included. Running time for the video is 5:15.

2012-08-28

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Se inicia estudio de los NIH sobre respuestas excepcionales al tratamiento del cáncer  

Cancer.gov

La Iniciativa de Respuestas Excepcionales (Exceptional Responders Initiative), un estudio que investiga los factores moleculares de los tumores en pacientes de cáncer que responden en forma excepcional al tratamiento con medicamentos, se inició hoy bajo la guía del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI). Los científicos tratarán de identificar en los tumores las características moleculares que predicen si un medicamento o una clase de medicamento en particular será beneficioso o no.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the briefing is to describe general laboratory technical capabilities to be used for various groups such as military cadets or university faculty/students and post docs to recruit into a variety of Los Alamos programs. Discussed are: (1) development and application of high leverage science to enable effeictive, predictable and reliability outcomes; (2) deter, detect, characterize, reverse and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their use by adversaries and terrorists; (3) modeling and simulation to define complex processes, predict outcomes, and develop effective prevention, response, and remediation strategies; (4) energetic materials and hydrodynamic testing to develop materials for precise delivery of focused energy; (5) materials cience focused on fundamental understanding of materials behaviors, their quantum-molecular properties, and their dynamic responses, and (6) bio-science to rapidly detect and characterize pathogens, to develop vaccines and prophylactic remedies, and to develop attribution forensics.

Dogliani, Harold O [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-19

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Los Angeles Economic Roundtable  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since 1983, the L.A. Economic Roundtable has worked on two primary goals: to build a sustainable economy and to create inclusive communities. Producing solid, reliable data to aid policymakers is the Roundtable's area of expertise. The website's "areas of research" and "current projects" will give visitors a good overview of what types of issues the Roundtable addresses. Industrial policy, the labor market, and human services are the areas of research the Roundtable concentrates on, and each area has its own separate link. Some of the papers and presentations that are available in the Human Services area of research include a 129 page downloadable report "Where We Sleep: The Costs of Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles" and a new report entitled "Dividends of a Hand Up: Public Benefits of Moving Indigent Adults with Disabilities onto SSI". The Roundtable's current projects include research on affordable housing, a crisis indicator to identify high-need homeless people, and the water use efficiency sector's impact on jobs.

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Factor Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Factor Game engages students in a contest in which winning strategies involve distinguishing between numbers with many factors and numbers with few factors. Students are then guided through an analysis of game strategies and introduced to the definitions of prime and composite numbers.

Mathematics, National C.

2009-07-22

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Angeles County, 19781985 Los  

E-print Network

The aim of this study was to investigate whether occupational and other suggested brain tumour risk factors relate to the development of acoustic neuromas (AN) in men. Responses to interviews were compared for 86 AN patients and 86 neighbourhood controls. During the period 10 or more years before the year of diagnosis of the case. more cases than controls had a job involving exposure to extremely loud noise: noise exposure was determined by a blinded review of job histories and linkage to the National Occupational Hazards Survey data base (odds ratio (OR) = 2.2, 95 % confidence interval (CI) =1.12, 4.67). A dose-response analysis showed an increase in risk related to number of years of job exposure to extremely loud noise (P for trend =0.02) with an OR of 13.2 (Cl = 2.01. 86.98) for exposure for 20 or more years during the period up to 10 years before diagnosis. We propose that the findings in this study which identify noise as a risk factor support the hypothesis that mechanical trauma may contribute to tumorigenesis. Six per cent of all primary central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms in both men and women are neuromas (also called neunrlemmomas or schwannomas); almost all of these arise in the eighth cranial nerve and are called acoustic neuromas (AN). These tumours arise from Schwann cells in the nerve sheath and are slow growing and histologically benign. These tumours can occur in association with either of two genetic syndromes, bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis (Seizinger et al., 1987) and von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis (Editorial, 1987) but only a small minority of AN patients have either of these disorders. None of the patients in our study were known to have bilateral acoustic neuromas or neurofibromatosis. So far as we know, our study is the first to investigate the aetiology of acoustic neuromas which occur in the absence of concomitant inherited disease. Subjects and methods Cases

S. Preston-martin; D. C. Thomas; W. E. Wright; B. E. Henderson

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Los impactos del muro sobre los mamferos silvestres Los impactos deL muro fronterizo  

E-print Network

para los grandes carnívoros, que por su talla, por mantener poblaciones numéricamente bajas, por contar tasas reproductivas bajas y por hallarse en los escalones superio- res de la cadena trófica, corren un

Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad

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Factor Findings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students first create factor posters for a variety of different numbers that will be displayed in the classroom to be utilized as a resource throughout the school year. They make discoveries about factors using color tiles, represent their discoveries using graph paper, and display their information on poster board as find factors of an assigned number. The plan includes a list of materials, questions, assessment options, and extensions.

Piecora, Jamie

2000-01-01

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Cambie los cabezales y los escusados viejos para  

E-print Network

1 Cambie los cabezales y los escusados viejos para conservar más agua Sea conciente del uso del agua cada día y ahorre donde pueda 4 3 5 Cambieloscabezales deducha/regadera Cambie su lavadora por una la cocina, el baño, y el jardín para no perder el agua Siembre en su jardín plantas nativas que

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Desentrañar los secretos de Mercurio  

NASA Video Gallery

De todos los planetas rocosos, Mercurio es el más pequeño y denso, el que posee la superficie más antigua y el que tiene las variaciones diarias de temperatura más amplias. También es el menos expl...

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Mecanismo(s) de Acción de las Auxinas y los Herbicidas Auxínicos - Parte 1- Introducción  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Descripción:El control selectivo de malezas de hoja ancha en cultivos de cereales utilizando herbicidas auxínicos ha hecho de éstos una de las familias de herbicidas actualmente en uso más ampliamente distribuidas e importantes. Estos herbicidas fueron los primeros herbicidas orgánicos desarrollados que presentaron selectividad; es decir, capaces de matar un cierto grupo de plantas sin afectar a otros grupos (por ejemplo: matar plantas de hoja ancha pero no las de hoja angosta; en este documento se utilizará el término "gramíneas" para referirse a las plantas de hoja angosta o cereales). En esta lección se presentarán las principales características de los herbicidas auxínicos, se discutirán sus principales usos y se describirán los síntomas de daño que causan. De igual forma, se indicará la forma en que estos herbicidas matan a las plantas sensibles.

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INSTRUCCIONES DE ACTUACIN PARA LOS MIEMBROS DE LA DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS,  

E-print Network

INSTRUCCIONES DE ACTUACI�N PARA LOS MIEMBROS DE LA DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS, RELATIVAS A LA PRESERVACI�N Y OBSERVANCIA DE LOS DERECHOS Y OBLIGACIONES DE LOS UNIVERSITARIOS EN EL los Derechos Universitarios después de analizar dichos LINEAMIENTOS aprecia que los mismos son acordes

Arroyo Rodríguez, Víctor

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Los Angeles Mass Transit Strike  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Beginning on Saturday, September 16, 2000, the drivers of the Los Angeles city buses launched a strike, stopping the 2,000 buses, subway, and rail lines that cover the 1,400 square miles of Los Angeles County, and stranding nearly half a million bus riders. The 4,300 members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) are on strike over wages and overtime. The Mass Transit Authority (MTA) of Los Angeles will face a $438 million deficit by 2010 if it does not manage to cut costs. Rather than raise fares, the MTA suggested cutting the cost of drivers's overtime pay by fifteen percent over the next three years, for a saving of $23 million. To do this, the MTA proposed that 400 drivers accept a four-day-a-week work schedule, in which they would be on duty twelve hours a day, but would only be paid for ten hours. Overtime would start only after twelve hours. The strike has already proven itself difficult for the people of Los Angeles. Traffic increased nearly five percent, and those Los Angelenos who depend on public transportation to get to work and school, have been forced to walk, carpool, or ride bikes. According to the MTA, 68 percent of MTA riders have household incomes under $15,000 a year. Talks between the UTU and the MTA were to have resumed on Tuesday morning.

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LOS RETOS DE LA GOBERNABILIDAD DEMOCRÁTICA EN MÉXICO Y AMÉRICA LATINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los problemas de la consolidación de la democracia en México y en América Latina ocupan un lugar central en el debate político contemporáneo. Una adecuada revisión de este problema nos conduce a analizar una serie de factores inherentes a la llamada crisis de gobernabilidad y vincularlos con lo que algunos estudiosos y autoridades a todos los niveles de gobierno, han

Samuel Hernández López

2011-01-01

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INNOVACIÓN EN LOS GOBIERNOS SUBNACIONALES DE MÉXICO: EL CASO DEL ESTADO DE SAN LUIS POTOSÍ  

Microsoft Academic Search

En los últimos años se ha discutido el papel de los gobiernos subnacionales como entes tomadores de decisiones y generadores de política en diversos ámbitos, considerando que las prácticas novedosas y la participación de diversos actores gubernamentales y no gubernamentales son un factor detonante del desarrollo en el diseño e implementación de política pública. Estas nuevas formas —entendidas como innovación—

Mario E. Ibarra Cortés; Erika García Méndez

2010-01-01

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Quality factors  

SciTech Connect

The quality factor, Q, is a dimensionless modifier used in converting absorbed dose, expressed in rads (or grays), to dose equivalent, expressed in rems (or seiverts). The dose equivalent is used in radiation protection to account for the biological effectiveness of different kinds of radiation. The quality factor is related to both the linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE). The RBE's obtained from biological experiments depend in a complex way on the observed biological effect, the specific test organism, and the experimental conditions. Judgement is involved, therefore, in the choice of the quality factor. Questions regarding the adequacy of current Q values for neutrons were raised first in a 1980 statement by the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) and later in a 1985 statement by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). In 1980, the NCRP alerted the technical community to possible future increases between a factor of three and ten in the Q for neutrons, and in 1985, the ICRP suggested an increase by a factor of two in Q for neutrons. Both the ICRP and NRCP are now recommending essentially the same guidance with regard to Q for neutrons: an increase by a factor of two. The Q for neutrons is based on a large, albeit unfocused, body of experimental data. In spite of the lack of focus, the data supporting a change in the neutron quality factor are substantial. However, the proposed doubling of Q for neutrons is clouded by other issues regarding its application. 33 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.

Kerr, G.D.

1986-01-01

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Power Factor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All About Circuits is a website that âÂÂprovides a series of online textbooks covering electricity and electronics.â Written by Tony R. Kuphaldt, the textbooks available here are wonderful resources for students, teachers, and anyone who is interested in learning more about electronics. This specific section, Power Factor, is the eleventh chapter in Volume II âÂÂAlternating Current. A few of the topics covered in this chapter include: True, Reactive, and Apparent power; Calculating power factor, and Practical power factor correction. Diagrams and detailed descriptions of concepts are included throughout the chapter to provide users with a comprehensive lesson. Visitors to the site are also encouraged to discuss concepts and topics using the All About Circuits discussion forums (registration with the site is required to post materials).

Kuphaldt, Tony R.

2008-07-10

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Los Angeles Labor Negotiations Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

[Excerpt] Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting and Cornell University have completed a study of the City of Los Angeles’ labor negotiation policies, processes and practices, under contract with the City Controller’s Office. The objectives of the study are to:\\u000a• Review negotiations executed within the last three years for \\

2006-01-01

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Scale Factor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It seems commonsense that when the dimensions of an object are doubled, the area is doubled as well. You can use this applet to investigate this misconception. Students can see how changes in the scale factor influence the ratio of perimeters and the ratio of areas between two figures.

Illuminations, Nctm

2000-01-01

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Los Alamos Critical Assemblies Facility  

SciTech Connect

The Critical Assemblies Facility of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been in existence for thirty-five years. In that period, many thousands of measurements have been made on assemblies of /sup 235/U, /sup 233/U, and /sup 239/Pu in various configurations, including the nitrate, sulfate, fluoride, carbide, and oxide chemical compositions and the solid, liquid, and gaseous states. The present complex of eleven operating machines is described, and typical applications are presented.

Malenfant, R.E.

1981-06-01

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Evolución y Determinantes de los Ingresos Propios en los Estados Mexicanos: Los Casos de Baja California y Michoacán  

Microsoft Academic Search

La baja recaudación de impuestos de los estados ha sido una constante del federalismo fiscal mexicano. Se estima que, en promedio, el 88% de los ingresos fiscales estatales proviene de las transferencias que el gobierno federal realiza a los gobiernos locales. La bibliografía vigente se ha concentrado en el estudio del esquema de descentralización y en el impacto del modelo

Jaime Alfredo Bonet; Gerardo Reyes-Tagle

2010-01-01

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Arctic Warming May Be a Factor in Demise of Lakes  

NSF Publications Database

... May Be a Factor in Demise of Lakes Loss of waterways also threatens wildlife Scientists say rising ... birds and other wildlife depend on the waterways. A team from the University of California at Los ...

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Los Angeles and Its Mistress Machine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Los Angeles city has acute air pollution problems because of lack of an adequate mass transit system and the type of local industries. Air pollution in Los Angeles has affected agricultural production, vegetation, and public health in nearby areas. (PS)

Marx, Wesley

1973-01-01

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Vacunas contra los virus del papiloma humano  

Cancer.gov

Hoja informativa acerca de las vacunas contra los virus del papiloma humano (VPH) para prevenir infecciones con ciertos tipos de VPH, los cuales son la causa principal del cáncer de cuello del útero o cérvix.

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Los títeres en el Norte de México  

E-print Network

se ve distanciada del centro, política, cultural y «titeralmente». En las fiestas de los pueblos por los años de principios del siglo pasado se presentaban los espectáculos de maromeros, de circo y no dudamos que algún titiritero lo haya hecho pero... ambos animan los muñecos. Sus espectáculos son Tenderifiesta con el que han estado en festivales nacionales, Historias de globos, Pastorela Lagunera, entre otros. Realizó un vídeo para Televisión 114 LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW Educativa dónde con...

Tavera Zamarripa, Cé sar; Mante Barrera, Elvia

1998-10-01

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Los Alamos Science: Number 16  

SciTech Connect

It was an unusually stimulating day and a half at Los Alamos when two Nobel Laureates in physiology, a leading paleontologist, and a leading bio-astrophysicist came together to discuss ''Unsolved Problems in the Science of Life,'' the topic of the second in a series of special meetings sponsored by the Fellows of the Laboratory. Just like the first one on ''Creativity in Science,'' this colloquium took us into a broader arena of ideas and viewpoints than is our usual daily fare. To contemplate the evolution and mysteries of intelligent life from the speakers' diverse points of view at one time, in one place was indeed a rare experience.

Cooper, N.G. (ed.)

1988-01-01

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Los Alamos racquetball contamination incident  

SciTech Connect

Several employees of the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility were found to have low levels of radioactivity on their hands and clothing when they arrived for work one morning. The initial concern was that the stringent contamination or material controls at the facility had failed, and that one or more of the employees had either accidentally or intentionally removed plutonium from the Laboratory premises. Fortunately, however, an investigation revealed that the source of the radioactivity was radon daughters electrostatically collected upon the surface of the racquetball and transferred by physical contact to the employees during an early morning racquetball game. This paper describes the events leading to the discovery of this phenomenon. 1 figure.

McAtee, J.L.; Stafford, R.G.; Dowdy, E.J.; Prestwood, R.J.

1985-01-01

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Seguridad del paciente en los estudios clínicos  

Cancer.gov

Información para pacientes, sus familiares y amigos, y el público en general, sobre cómo se protegen los derechos y la seguridad de las personas que participan en estudios clínicos. Conozca sobre el consentimiento formal, los consejos institucionales de revisión (IRB) y cómo se realiza la vigilancia continua de los estudios.

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EDAD AVANZADA Y FACTORES DE RIESGO PARA INFARTO AGUDO DE MIOCARDIO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Este estudio caso-control analizó en los sujetos añosos el rol de los factores de riesgo coronario en el desarrollo del infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM), estableció la naturaleza de esta asociación y el gra- do de riesgo. Los datos fueron obtenidos en una investigación que incluyó 1060 casos y 1071 controles, realizada en 35 unidades coronarias de centros médicos

MARIO A. CIRUZZI; HERMAN SCHARGROSKY; PALMIRA PRAMPARO; JORGE ROSLOZNIK; HORACIO ZYLBERSZTEJN; MONICA HAQUIM; VIVIANA RUDICH; ALBERTO CACCAVO; DANIEL PISKORZ

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Factors Affecting Student Choices of Instructional Methodologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To identify factors that caused the majority of students at Los Angeles City College to prefer the traditional lecture-discussion approach to the media approach, questionnaires were administered to students in three courses--three media and two traditional. Over 200 usable questionnaires were returned. Because of scheduling variations and other…

Gold, Ben K.

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Significado de los cambios en los senos: Guía para la salud de la mujer  

Cancer.gov

E-book que describe los cambios o padecimientos específicos de los senos e incluye información sobre cómo se detectan, diagnostican y tratan estos cambios. Aquí se explica que si bien la mayoría de los cambios en los senos no son cancerosos, estos deben ser examinados por un médico. También se ofrece información sobre los pasos a seguir después de un resultado anormal de una mamografía y se incluye una lista de preguntas para el doctor.

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University of California Los Angeles  

E-print Network

; To my parents, Marie and David, and in memory of my grandmother, Lena, and my grandfather, Jacob iii #12Ã?ciencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 4.1.4 PEM ID eÃ?ciency scale factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 4.1.5 Background rejection

Quigg, Chris

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Los Alamos PC estimating system  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Cost Estimating System (QUEST) is being converted to run on IBM personal computers. This very extensive estimating system is capable of supporting cost estimators from many different and varied fields. QUEST does not dictate any fixed method for estimating. QUEST supports many styles and levels of detail estimating. QUEST can be used with or without data bases. This system allows the estimator to provide reports based on levels of detail defined by combining work breakdown structures. QUEST provides a set of tools for doing any type of estimate without forcing the estimator to use any given method. The level of detail in the estimate can be mixed based on the amount of information known about different parts of the project. The system can support many different data bases simultaneously. Estimators can modify any cost in any data base.

Stutz, R.A.; Lemon, G.D.

1987-01-01

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Effects of the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest: Post traumatic stress disorder symptomatology among law enforcement officers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the psychological impact of the April 29, 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest on the stress levels of law enforcement officers. Levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptomatology in Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers assigned to a major riot area were evaluated. Factors implicated in individual coping processes after a traumatic event were examined. Furthermore, police

Terri Harvey-Lintz; Romeria Tidwell

1997-01-01

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Attending School and Learning or Repeating and Leaving. A Study about the Determinants of Grade Repetition and Dropout in Primary School in Honduras. Synthesis of the Study = Asistir y Aprender o Repetir y Desertar. Un Estudio sobre los Factores que Contribuyen a la Repitencia en la Escuela Primaria en Honduras. Sintesis del Informe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper synthesizes a study designed to identify the factors that contribute to primary school repetition and dropout in Honduras. Data were collected by record reviews; teacher, student, and parent interviews; and a test of Spanish. The sample included 1,253 students in grades 1 and 3 in 40 schools in rural Honduras. The main findings of the…

McGinn, Noel F.; And Others

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR BREAK ROOM OFF OF ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR BREAK ROOM OFF OF ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING SOUTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR NORTH SIDE OF ELEVATOR LOBBY, FACING EAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Contextual view from First Street Bridge, showing Los Angeles River ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Contextual view from First Street Bridge, showing Los Angeles River and context of Fourth Street Bridge, facing south - First Street Bridge, Spanning Los Angeles River at First Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

96

South side of First Street Bridge overcrossing of Los Angeles ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

South side of First Street Bridge overcrossing of Los Angeles River. Looking north-northwest, seen from Fourth Street Viaduct - First Street Bridge, Spanning Los Angeles River at First Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIRST FLOOR DOORS TO THE CITY CLERK AND TAX & PERMIT DIVISION OFFICES, FACING NORTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

98

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Vision Project  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory has initiated a project to examine possible futures associated with the global nuclear enterprise over the course of the next 50 years. All major components are included in this study--weapons, nonproliferation, nuclear power, nuclear materials, and institutional and public factors. To examine key issues, the project has been organized around three main activity areas--workshops, research and analyses, and development of linkages with other synergistic world efforts. This paper describes the effort--its current and planned activities--as well as provides discussion of project perspectives on nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, nuclear energy, and nuclear materials focus areas.

Arthur, E.D.; Wagner, R.L. Jr.

1996-09-01

99

Significant Silence in Elena Garro's "Los Perros"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elena Garro's one-act play "Los perros" (1958) confronts the difficult issue of sexual violence in rural Mexico, a problem that persists today. The characters struggle with the social reality of rape, alluding to the threat of sexual violence while avoiding addressing it directly. While words are granted an almost magical power in "Los perros",…

Burke, Jessica

2010-01-01

100

Los macroinvertebrados acuticos de la rambla de  

E-print Network

Los macroinvertebrados acuáticos de la rambla de Tabernas: endemismos e indicadores bióticos Andrés MURCIA #12;#12;Los macroinvertebrados acuáticos de la rambla de Tabernas Mediobiótico 275 INTRODUCCI�N

Murcia, Universidad de

101

LOS CONTROVERTIDOS "DERECHOS OPONIBLES" Eric Millard  

E-print Network

LOS CONTROVERTIDOS "DERECHOS OPONIBLES" Eric Millard Universidad de París X (trad. Ricardo Guibourg público justamente donde ­ en negación del derecho de propiedad ­ los okupas trataban de instalarse en edificios vacíos, exhibía una reivindicación simple: la del reconocimiento de un derecho a la vivienda

Boyer, Edmond

102

Significado de los cambios en los senos: Guía para la salud de la mujer  

Cancer.gov

Información sobre cambios o padecimientos específicos de los senos y cómo se detectan, diagnostican y tratan estos cambios. Aquí se explica que si bien la mayoría de los cambios en los senos no son cancerosos, estos deben ser examinados por un médico. También se ofrece información sobre los pasos a seguir después de un resultado anormal de una mamografía y se incluye una lista de preguntas para el doctor.

103

Reconocer los derechos de los migrantes para fortalecer la integracin regional  

E-print Network

Reconocer los derechos de los migrantes para fortalecer la integración regional Buscando una vida su derecho al trabajo. ·El bienestar de las personas migrantes requiere que el Estado y los empleadores garanticen sus derechos sin distinción de condición jurídica, política o social. ·Los más

Richner, Heinz

104

Status of the experimental studies of the electron cloud at the Los Alamos proton storage ring  

SciTech Connect

The electron cloud (EC) at the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring (PSR) has been studied extensively for the past several years with an overall aim to identify and measure its important characteristics, the factors that influence these characteristics, and to relate these to the two-stream (e-p) transverse instability long observed at PSR. Some new results since PAC2001 are presented.

Macek, R. J. (Robert J.); Browman, A. A. (Andrew A.); Borden, M. J. (Michael J.); Fitzgerald, D. H. (Daniel H.); McCrady, R. C. (Rodney C.); Spickermann, T. J. (Thomas J.); Zaugg, T. J. (Thomas J.)

2003-01-01

105

ORIGINS OF AEROSOL SULFUR SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN  

EPA Science Inventory

Low pressure impactor measurements show two distinct types of fine particle sulfur size distributions in Los Angeles. These types have mass median diameters of 0.54 + or - 0.07 micrometers and 0.20 + or - 0.02 micrometers, respectively. Factors which may account for the two distr...

106

Learning with matrix factorizations  

E-print Network

Matrices that can be factored into a product of two simpler matrices can serve as a useful and often natural model in the analysis of tabulated or high-dimensional data. Models based on matrix factorization (Factor Analysis, ...

Srebro, Nathan, 1974-

2004-01-01

107

Factor VII deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

You can control bleeding episodes by receiving normal plasma, concentrates of factor VII, or genetically produced (recombinant) factor VII through a vein (intravenous). You will need frequent treatment during bleeding episodes because factor VII does not ...

108

Shuttle Endeavour Flyover of Los Angeles Landmarks  

NASA Video Gallery

Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew over many Los Angeles area landmarks on its final ferry flight Sept. 21, 2012, including the Coliseum, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith...

109

Los Alamos National Laboratory's Find a Job  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page offers a considerable listing of positions available at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Subheadings for employment include Regular, Limited-Term, Postdoctoral, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student, High school Student, and Contract/ Secretarial Pool.

110

COMPOSITION OF AEROSOLS OVER LOS ANGELES FREEWAYS  

EPA Science Inventory

In October of 1976, aerosol particulate samples were collected while driving on Los Angeles freeways and were analyzed for sulfate, nitrate, and elemental composition. The measurements indicate that neither nitrate nor sulfate concentrations increased significantly over the roadw...

111

Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report describes environmental monitoring activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1994. Data were collected to assess external penetrating radiation, airborne emissions, liquid effluents, radioactivity of environmental materials and food stuffs, and environmental compliance.

NONE

1996-07-01

112

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  

E-print Network

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy and Enforcement of Renewable Energy Credits ......................................................... 12 12. REC Policy;1. Purpose This Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Policy and Enforcement Program (RPS Policy) as amended

113

New Rad Lab for Los Alamos  

ScienceCinema

The topping out ceremony for a key construction stage in the Los Alamos National Laboratory's newest facility, the Radiological Laboratory Utility & Office Building. This is part of the National Nu...  

None

2010-01-08

114

Publications of Los Alamos research 1988  

SciTech Connect

This bibliography lists unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1988. The entries, which are subdivided by broad subject categories, are cross-referenced with an author index and a numeric index.

Varjabedian, K.; Dussart, S.A.; McClary, W.J.; Rich, J.A. (comps.)

1989-12-01

115

Materials Capability Review Los Alamos National Laboratory  

E-print Network

, Los Angeles tolbert@chem.ucla.edu Brian D. Wirth University of Tennessee bdwirth@utk.edu LANS Science-June 3, 2011 Hilton @ Buffalo Thunder 5th Floor Executive Lounge 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe

116

LA POLÍTICA DE GESTIÓN DE RESIDUOS: LOS ACEITES USADOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los aceites usados son un residuo peligroso cuya gestión inadecuada puede provocar graves daños al medio ambiente. Además, tienen un in- dudable valor económico debido a que conservan gran parte de los hi- drocarburos que los aceites lubricantes contenían originalmente. La reco- gida de los aceites usados constituye la condición necesaria para conseguir una gestión adecuada de los mismos. La

ASUNCIÓN ARNER; RAMÓN BARBERÁN; JESÚS MUR

2006-01-01

117

DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS. INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES  

E-print Network

DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS. INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES 2003-2004 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto por los Artículos 10 del Estatuto de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios y 10 Fracción IX marzo de 2004. En este Informe de gestión del Defensor de los Derechos Universitarios se describen los

Islas, León

118

Sparse matrix inverse factors  

SciTech Connect

The inverses of matrix factors lend themselves to parallel operations in the direct solution phase of sparse matrix solutions. These inverse factors, given suitable ordering of the equations, are themselves sparse, if less so than the original factors. Partitioning reduces the build-up of nonzero elements in the inverse factors. All of the multiplications required for repeat solutions may be performed in parallel using the inverse factors, with only as many serial steps as twice the number of factors.

Enns, M.K. (Electrocon International, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (USA)); Tinney, W.F.; Alvarado, F.L. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (USA))

1990-05-01

119

JORNADAS 2012 INSTRUCCIONES PARA LOS CARTELES  

E-print Network

JORNADAS 2012 INSTRUCCIONES PARA LOS CARTELES El cartel puede estar escrito en español o en inglés y debe tener las siguientes dimensiones como máximo: 120 cm de alto x 160 cm de ancho. Los carteles presentado. Las sesiones de carteles iniciarán el lunes 17 de septiembre a las 10:00 y a las 12:30 horas; el

Islas, León

120

Internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It provides support for our country's nuclear weapon stockpile as well as many other scientific research projects. I am an Undergraduate Student Intern in the Systems Design and Analysis group within the Nuclear Nonproliferation division of the Global Security directorate at LANL. I have been tasked with data analysis and modeling of particles in a fluidized bed system for the capture of carbon dioxide from power plant flue gas.

Dunham, Ryan Q. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-11

121

La competitividad internacional de las empresas españolas y sus factores condicionantes. Algunas reflexiones desde la historia empresarial  

Microsoft Academic Search

El artículo analiza la competitividad internacional de las empresas españolas en los siglos XIX y XX y sus factores condicionantes a partir de las investigaciones realizadas por la historia industrial y empresarial durante los últimos veinte años. En concreto, se examinan cuatro factores: la iniciativa empresarial, la tecnología y el capital humano; el tamaño relativo de las empresas y del

Jesús María Valdaliso Gago

2004-01-01

122

Factor X deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

Factor X (ten) deficiency is a disorder caused by too little of a protein called factor X in the blood. It leads to problems with ... more of these clotting factors are missing. Factor X deficiency is often caused by a defect in ...

123

[Tissue factor pathway inhibitors].  

PubMed

Activation of the extrinsic pathway of blood coagulation plays the key role in the process of blood coagulation. The hemostasis is influenced by the activity of procoagulant factors and its inhibitors. In this work we summarize existing data on tissue factor pathway inhibitors: TFPI and TFPI-2. Despite structural similarity between them, they exhibit many differences in synthesis, distribution and mechanism of action. TFPI inhibits the activity of factor Xa and the complex of tissue factor and factor VIIa (TF/VIIa). Conversely, TFPI-2 does not inhibits factor Xa, but it is a strong inhibitor of factor XIa, plasma kallikrein, plasmin and trypsin. PMID:12362512

Sierko, Ewa; Zawadzki, Roman J; Wojtukiewicz, Marek Z

2002-07-01

124

Publications of Los Alamos Research, 1983  

SciTech Connect

This bibliography is a compilation of unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1983. Papers published in 1982 are included regardless of when they were actually written. Publications received too late for inclusion in earlier compilations have also been listed. Declassification of previously classified reports is considered to constitute publication. All classified issuances are omitted - even those papers, themselves unclassified, which were published only as part of a classified document. If a paper was published more than once, all places of publication are included. The bibliography includes Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, papers released as non-Laboratory reports, journal articles, books, chapters of books, conference papers either published separately or as part of conference proceedings issued as books or reports, papers publishd in congressional hearings, theses, and US patents. Publications by Los Alamos authors that are not records of Laboratory-sponsored work are included when the Library becomes aware of them.

Sheridan, C.J.; McClary, W.J.; Rich, J.A.; Rodriguez, L.L. (comps.)

1984-10-01

125

Publications of Los Alamos research 1980  

SciTech Connect

This bibliography is a compilation of unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1980. Papers published in 1980 are included regardless of when they were actually written. Publications received too late for inclusion in earlier compilations have also been listed. Declassification of previously classified reports is considered to constitute publication. All classified issuances are omitted-even those papers, themselves unclassified, which were published only as part of a classified document. If a paper was pubished more than once, all places of publication are included. The bibliography includes Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, papers released as non-laboratory reports, journal articles, books, chapters of books, conference papers published either separately or as part of conference proceedings issued as books or reports, papers published in congressional hearings, theses, and US patents. Publications by Los Alamos authors that are not records of Laboratory-sponsored work are included when the Library becomes aware of them.

Salazar, C.A.; Willis, J.K. (comps.)

1981-09-01

126

Status of Monte Carlo at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

At Los Alamos the early work of Fermi, von Neumann, and Ulam has been developed and supplemented by many followers, notably Cashwell and Everett, and the main product today is the continuous-energy, general-purpose, generalized-geometry, time-dependent, coupled neutron-photon transport code called MCNP. The Los Alamos Monte Carlo research and development effort is concentrated in Group X-6. MCNP treats an arbitrary three-dimensional configuration of arbitrary materials in geometric cells bounded by first- and second-degree surfaces and some fourth-degree surfaces (elliptical tori). Monte Carlo has evolved into perhaps the main method for radiation transport calculations at Los Alamos. MCNP is used in every technical division at the Laboratory by over 130 users about 600 times a month accounting for nearly 200 hours of CDC-7600 time.

Thompson, W.L.; Cashwell, E.D.

1980-01-01

127

Los Alamos Neutron Science Center The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is a  

E-print Network

a wide range of science and technology applications that support the nation's nuclear deterrentLANSCE Los Alamos Neutron Science Center The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE with intense proton and neutron sources. LANSCE is a world-class Laboratory facility that ensures the viability

128

Los Alamos Overview Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security  

E-print Network

on nuclear nonproliferation and bor- der security, energy and infrastructure security, and measuresLos Alamos Overview Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security research's basic mission: to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear deter- rent

129

Facultad de Derecho A LOS ALUMNOS DE LOS PLANES 1341 Y 1342  

E-print Network

Facultad de Derecho A LOS ALUMNOS DE LOS PLANES 1341 Y 1342 GENERACI�N 2010-1 En relación a la PLANES DE ESTUDIO (1341 ­ 1342): -Derecho penal -Derecho fiscal -Derecho civil -Derecho constitucional -Derecho administrativo Horarios:El horario para la impartición de la especialización será, turno matutino

Islas, León

130

Los Alamos National Laboratory and technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

From its beginning in 1943, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) has traditionally used science and technology to fine creative, but practical solutions to complex problems. Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated by the University of California, under contact to the Department of Energy. We are a Government Owned-contractor Operated (GOCO) facility, and a Federally-funded research and Development Center (FFRDC). At Los Alamos, our mission is to apply science and engineering capabilities to problems of national security. Recently our mission has been broadened to include technology transfer to ensure the scientific and technical solutions are available to the marketplace. We are, in staff and technical capabilities, one of the worlds largest multidisciplinary, multiprogram laboratories. We conduct extensive research in energy, nuclear safeguards and security, biomedical science, conventional defense technologies, space science, computational science, environmental protection and cleanup, materials science, and other basic sciences. Since 1980, by a series of laws and executive orders, the resources of the federal laboratories have been made increasingly available to private industry via technology transfer efforts. Los Alamos National Laboratory uses a variety of technology transfer methods including laboratory visits, cooperative research, licensing, contract research, user facility access, personnel exchanges, consulting, publications, and workshops, seminars and briefings. We also use unique approaches, such as our negotiating teams, to ensure that transfer of our developed technology takes place in an open and competitive manner. During my presentation, I will discuss the overall process and some of the mechanism that we use at Los Alamos to transfer laboratory developed technology.

Bearce, T.D.

1992-05-01

131

Los Alamos National Laboratory and technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

From its beginning in 1943, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) has traditionally used science and technology to fine creative, but practical solutions to complex problems. Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated by the University of California, under contact to the Department of Energy. We are a Government Owned-contractor Operated (GOCO) facility, and a Federally-funded research and Development Center (FFRDC). At Los Alamos, our mission is to apply science and engineering capabilities to problems of national security. Recently our mission has been broadened to include technology transfer to ensure the scientific and technical solutions are available to the marketplace. We are, in staff and technical capabilities, one of the worlds largest multidisciplinary, multiprogram laboratories. We conduct extensive research in energy, nuclear safeguards and security, biomedical science, conventional defense technologies, space science, computational science, environmental protection and cleanup, materials science, and other basic sciences. Since 1980, by a series of laws and executive orders, the resources of the federal laboratories have been made increasingly available to private industry via technology transfer efforts. Los Alamos National Laboratory uses a variety of technology transfer methods including laboratory visits, cooperative research, licensing, contract research, user facility access, personnel exchanges, consulting, publications, and workshops, seminars and briefings. We also use unique approaches, such as our negotiating teams, to ensure that transfer of our developed technology takes place in an open and competitive manner. During my presentation, I will discuss the overall process and some of the mechanism that we use at Los Alamos to transfer laboratory developed technology.

Bearce, T.D.

1992-01-01

132

Ao acadmico 2010-2011 ESTRUCTURA, EXPLICACION Y FACTORES DE LAS UNIVERSIDADES  

E-print Network

Año académico 2010-2011 1 ESTRUCTURA, EXPLICACION Y FACTORES DE LAS UNIVERSIDADES INDICE: I la estructura de la representación estudiantil a los estudiantes de la Facultad de Ciencias colectivos y su progresión a veces limita o restringe los derechos de otro colectivo y por ello se estructura

Escolano, Francisco

133

Industrial application for the Los Alamos Materials Modeling Platform  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Casting and solidification of molten metals and metal alloys is a critical step in the production of high-quality metal stock and in the fabrication of finished parts. Control of the casting process can be the determining factor in both the quality and cost of the final metal product. Major problems with the quality of cast stock or finished parts can arise because of the difficulty of preventing variations in the alloy content, the generation of porosity or poor surface finish, and the loss of microstructure controlled strength and toughness resulting from the poor understanding and design of the mold filling and solidification processes. In this project, we sought to develop a new set of applications focused on adding the ability to accurately model solidification and grain growth to casting simulations. We implemented these applications within the Los Alamos Materials Modeling Platform, LAMMP, a graphical-based materials, and materials modeling environment being created at the Computational Testbed for Industry.

Lesar, R.; Charbon, C.; Kothe, D.; Wu, D.; Reddy, A.

1996-09-01

134

Cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory - the challenges - 9493  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides an overview of environmental cleanup at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and some of the unique aspects and challenges. Cleanup of the 65-year old Department of Energy Laboratory is being conducted under a RCRA Consent Order with the State of New Mexico. This agreement is one of the most recent cleanup agreements signed in the DOE complex and was based on lessons learned at other DOE sites. A number of attributes create unique challenges for LANL cleanup -- the proximity to the community and pueblos, the site's topography and geology, and the nature of LANL's on-going missions. This overview paper will set the stage for other papers in this session, including papers that present: Plans to retrieve buried waste at Material Disposal Area B, across the street from oen of Los Alamos' commercial districts and the local newspaper; Progress to date and joint plans with WIPP for disposal of the remaining inventory of legacy transuranic waste; Reviews of both groundwater and surface water contamination and the factors complicating both characterization and remediation; Optimizing the disposal of low-level radioactive waste from ongoing LANL missions; A stakeholder environmental data transparency project (RACER), with full public access to all available information on contamination at LANL, and A description of the approach to waste processing cost recovery from the programs that generate hazardous and radioactive waste at LANL.

Stiger, Susan G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hargis, Kenneth M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Graham, Michael J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rael, George J [NNSL/LASO

2008-01-01

135

Responsabilidad civil de los administradores de las empresas privadas  

Microsoft Academic Search

El tema de la responsabilidad civil y política de los ciudadanos, a partir de la concepción liberal que la inspira, manifestada en muchos artículos de la Constitución Nacional y en la regulación de los deberes de los ciudadanos del artículo 95, es relevante para la construcción del nuevo país y para la convivencia ciudadana; y el protagonismo de los ciudadanos

Jaime Valenzuela Cobo

2000-01-01

136

Marzo de 2012 El retroceso de los glaciares  

E-print Network

glaciares* amenaza con privar de agua a numerosas ciudades en los valles como, por ejemplo, la capital retroceso de los glaciares también pone en peligro a la fauna de agua dulce. Según un estudio publicado en mundial en la biodiversidad de los cursos de agua no se había cuantificado. Los insectos, un grupo modelo

137

DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES  

E-print Network

DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES 2005-2006 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto por los Artículos 10 del Estatuto de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios y 10 Fracción IX divulgación de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios, y VII. Apreciaciones conclusivas. La segunda

Islas, León

138

DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES  

E-print Network

DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES 2007-2008 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto por los Artículos 10 del Estatuto de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios y 10 Fracción IX de divulgación de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios, y VIII. Apreciaciones conclusivas. La

Islas, León

139

DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES  

E-print Network

DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES 2006-2007 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto por los Artículos 10 del Estatuto de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios y 10 Fracción IX. Actividades de divulgación de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios, y VIII. Apreciaciones conclusivas

Islas, León

140

DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS. INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES  

E-print Network

DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS. INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES 2004-2005 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto por los Artículos 10 del Estatuto de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios y 10 Fracción IX regularmente, por dudas o situaciones relacionadas principalmente con los concursos de oposición, el derecho de

Islas, León

141

Factor V deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

... the cause is unknown. The disease is similar to hemophilia , except bleeding into joints is less common. In the inherited form of Factor V deficiency, a family history of a bleeding disorder is a risk factor.

142

Factoring Polynomials and Fibonacci.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the factoring of polynomials and Fibonacci numbers, offering several challenges teachers can give students. For example, they can give students a polynomial containing large numbers and challenge them to factor it. (JN)

Schwartzman, Steven

1986-01-01

143

Factor II deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

Factor II deficiency is a blood clotting (coagulation) problem that occurs when there is a lack of a substance ... enough an important blood clotting protein called factor II. The condition runs in families (inherited) and is ...

144

Powering Los Angeles with renewable energy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The City of Los Angeles is nearly two thirds of the way towards its goal of generating a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020; cities around the world can glean valuable technical, economic and political lessons from its experience.

Villaraigosa, Mayor Antonio R.; Sivaram, Varun; Nichols, Ron

2013-09-01

145

Santa Barbara Basin Los Angeles Basin  

E-print Network

Santa Barbara Basin 100 km Los Angeles Basin Effects of Faults On Coastal Groundwater Salinity of California, Santa Barbara Dr. Hilario Camacho SHP Ltd., Long Beach, CA Mr. Byeongju Jung Tufts University ( www.earthscope.org) Cost: ~$USD 120M #12;Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara #12;B Major Faults

Einat, Aharonov

146

Image & illusion : Los Angeles Film Center  

E-print Network

To think about Los Angeles is like sitting in front of the television and switching the channels while keeping track of an the shows. It is a complex place: it has many divergent styles and images trying to make up a whole. ...

Swett, Karen

1986-01-01

147

Computational Integer Programming Universidad de los Andes  

E-print Network

Computational Integer Programming Syllabus Universidad de los Andes Dr. Ted Ralphs August, 2010 1 Miscellaneous Course Information Instructor: Dr. Ted Ralphs E-mail: ted@lehigh.edu Web page: http://coral.ie.lehigh.edu/~ted Course web page: http://coral.ie.lehigh.edu/~ted/teaching/mip/ 2 Description of Course In this short

Ralphs, Ted

148

EL ESTADO EN LOS MONTES DE MARIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se pretende en el presente trabajo, mostrar las carcatristicas que presenta el Estado en los Montes de María (1) (departamentos de Sucre y Bolívar, republica de Colombia), en el cual se resalta la naturaleza mafiosa y politiquera de un Estado que ya no existe como tal y que se ha convertido en feudos de la politiquería local. Igualmente, se hace

Daniel Menco Rivera

2009-01-01

149

de los expertos y controversias en  

E-print Network

la autorización por escrito del titular de los derechos. #12;Índice Editorial. Osteoporosis general,la etiopatogenia de este tipo de osteoporosis es multifactorial2:la propia enfermedad utilizados, inhiben la formación ósea a través de varios mecanismos7. Diagnóstico de osteoporosis en niños y

St Andrews, University of

150

FORMACIÓN PSICOPEDAGÓGICA DE LOS DOCENTES UNIVERSITARIOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

La labor docente más que una profesión que se enseña en instituciones educativas, -donde muchas veces los propios profesionales que fungen como docentes- no fueron preparados para desempeñar el rol, la docencia debe ser más un principio que brote desde la verdadera vocación, fidelidad y convicción de la labor como tal. Actualmente, un profesional egresado, ejerce el rol de docente

Idana Berosca Rincón Soto

2010-01-01

151

Los Alamos National Laboratory August 2010  

E-print Network

Rd. Knoxville, TN 37932 865-769-8888 B&B Environmental Safety, Inc. 4200 West Jemez Road Los Alamos. 201 Camino de la Merced Taos, NM 87571 575-758-4175 Burgos Group, LLC 4700 Lincoln Road NE Albuquerque-267 -t613 Cavanagh Services Group, Inc. 261 8.300 South, Suite 200 Salt Lake City, UT 841I I 80t-532

152

Los consorcios exportadores: Estrategia para vender extralocalmente  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bajo el título Los consorcios exportadores: Estrategia para vender extralocalmente, se expone cómo a través de una investigación exploratoria, realizada mediante la interacción de empresarios en una mesa de trabajo, cumplida con reuniones periódicas por más de un año, se consigue diseñar un sistema de unión entre empresas locales, para que ven-dan sus productos en mercados seleccionados de Colombia y

MARGOT CAJIGAS ROMERO; ELBAR RAMÍREZ

2005-01-01

153

Clasificación de los herbicidas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Esta lección se enfoca en entender el sistema de clasificación en el cual están organizados los herbicidas. Terminología como clasificación, jerarquía de clasificación, ejemplos de clasificación y un breve resumen de los ocho modos de acción, se discuten en esta lección. Una vez que esto se entiende, es mucho más fácil comprender herbicidas similares y saber por qué estos pueden exhibir ciertos síntomas en malezas y cultivos. Objetivos:Entender la forma en que se clasifican los herbicidas y su importancia en el manejo de la resistencia herbicidaEntender la importancia de la clasificación de los herbicidas por modo de acción, en vez de familiasSer capaz de entender la diferencia entre modo de acción y sitio de acciónSer capaz de diferenciar entre familias de herbicidas, modos de acción, y sitios de acciónEntender nombre común, nombres comerciales y sitios de absorción

154

African American Art: A Los Angeles Legacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum unit focuses on the importance of Los Angeles (California) as a center for African American art and shows how African American artists have developed their own styles and how critics and collectors have encouraged them. The unit consists of four lessons, each of which can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the others. It…

Walker, Harriet

155

Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) waste management program is responsible for disposition of waste generated by many of the LANL programs and operations. LANL generates liquid and solid waste that can include radioactive, hazardous, and other constituents. Where practical, LANL hazardous and mixed wastes are disposed through commercial vendors; low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and radioactive asbestos-contaminated waste are disposed on

G. M. Lopez-Escobedo; K. M. Hargis; C. R. Douglass

2007-01-01

156

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory building cost index  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Controller's budget request for FY-1979 established guidance for escalation rates at 6 to 8 percent for construction projects beyond FY-1976. The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) has chosen to use an annual construction escalation rate of 10 percent. Results of this study should contribute toward the establishment of realistic construction cost estimate totals and estimates of annual construction funding

G. D. Lemon; D. W. Morris; P. H. McConnell

1977-01-01

157

Los Alamos National Laboratory building cost index  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Building Cost Index indicates that actual escalation since 1970 is near 10% per year. Therefore, the Laboratory will continue using a 10% per year escalation rate for construction estimates through 1985 and a slightly lower rate of 8% per year from 1986 through 1990. The computerized program compares the different elements involved in the cost

H. D. Orr; G. D. Lemon

1982-01-01

158

Los Alamos National Laboratory Building Cost Index  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Building Cost Index indicates that actual escalation since 1970 is near 10% per year. Therefore, the Laboratory will continue using a 10% per year escalation rate for construction estimates through 1985 and a slightly lower rate of 8% per year from 1986 through 1990. The computerized program compares the different elements involved in the cost

H. D. Orr; G. D. Lemon

1983-01-01

159

Small Business Among Koreans in Los Angeles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to describe the character of small business among Koreans in Los Angeles, to examine the means by which Koreans are able to enter small business in an economy which clearly is moving in the opposite direction, and to consider why it is that immigrant small business should flourish within monopoly capitalism. Korean…

Bonacich, Edna; And Others

160

Los Compadres: ESL Student Mentor Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Los Compadres is a program that pairs advanced high school Spanish students with elementary English-as-a-Second-Language native Spanish speakers. Teachers prepare lessons based upon authentic literature, written in English and Spanish, which include vocabulary review and literature response activities. The high school students prepare for the…

Coryell, Joellen; Gonzales, Edna; Claudia, Cary; Cisneros, Joe

161

Chemistry and physiology of Los Angeles smog  

Microsoft Academic Search

Air pollution in the Los Angeles area is characterized by a decrease in visibility, crop damage, eye irritation, objectionable odor, and rubber deterioration. These effects are attributed to the release of large quantities of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides to the atmosphere. The photochemical action of nitrogen oxides oxidizes the hydrocarbons and thereby forms ozone, responsible for rubber cracking. Under experimental

A. J. Haagen-Smit

1952-01-01

162

Induction inserts at the Los Alamos PSR  

SciTech Connect

Ferrite-loaded induction tuners installed in the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring have been successful in compensating space-charge effects. However, the resistive part of the ferrite introduces unacceptable microwave instability and severe bunch lengthening. An effective cure was found by heating the ferrite cores up to {approx} 130 C. An understanding of the instability and cure is presented.

King-Yuen Ng

2002-09-30

163

Power Factor Improvement  

E-print Network

Industrial Energy Management Program to explain power factor are described. POWER FACTOR RJNDAMENTALS The current required by induction motors, transformers, fluorescent lights, induction heating furnaces, resistance welders, etc., can be considered... industries almost everyday. Low or "poor" power factor is caused by the use of inductive (magnetic) devices. These include non-power factor corrected fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lighting fixture ballasts, arc welders, solenoid, induction...

Viljoen, T. A.

1979-01-01

164

Los Alamos Fires From Landsat 7  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On May 9, 2000, the Landsat 7 satellite acquired an image of the area around Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Landsat 7 satellite acquired this image from 427 miles in space through its sensor called the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+). Evident within the imagery is a view of the ongoing Cerro Grande fire near the town of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Combining the high-resolution (30 meters per pixel in this scene) imaging capacity of ETM+ with its multi-spectral capabilities allows scientists to penetrate the smoke plume and see the structure of the fire on the surface. Notice the high-level of detail in the infrared image (bottom), in which burn scars are clearly distinguished from the hotter smoldering and flaming parts of the fire. Within this image pair several features are clearly visible, including the Cerro Grande fire and smoke plume, the town of Los Alamos, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and associated property, and Cerro Grande peak. Combining ETM+ channels 7, 4, and 2 (one visible and two infrared channels) results in a false color image where vegetation appears as bright to dark green (bottom image). Forested areas are generally dark green while herbaceous vegetation is light green. Rangeland or more open areas appear pink to light purple. Areas with extensive pavement or urban development appear light blue or white to purple. Less densely-developed residential areas appear light green and golf courses are very bright green. The areas recently burned appear black. Dark red to bright red patches, or linear features within the burned area, are the hottest and possibly actively burning areas of the fire. The fire is spreading downslope and the front of the fire is readily detectable about 2 kilometers to the west and south of Los Alamos. Combining ETM+ channels 3, 2, and 1 provides a true-color image of the greater Los Alamos region (top image). Vegetation is generally dark to medium green. Forested areas are very dark green while herbaceous vegetation is medium green. Rangeland or more open areas appear as tan or light brown. Areas with extensive pavement or urban development appear white to light green. Less densely-developed residential areas appear medium green and golf courses are medium green. The fires and areas recently burned are obscured by smoke plumes which are white to light blue. Landsat 7 data are archived and available from EDC. Image by Rob Simmon, Earth Observatory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Data courtesy Randy McKinley, EROS Data Center (EDC)

2002-01-01

165

Human factors in mining  

SciTech Connect

This Bureau of Mines report is directed toward summarizing the application of human factors to improving safety, productivity, and the general physical and psychological working conditions of miners and toward familiarizing readers with the role of human factors in the mining industry and the benefits that car accrue by systematically applying human factors principles and data.

Sanders, M.S.; Peay, J.M.

1988-01-01

166

Existentially Definable Factor Congruences  

E-print Network

A variety V has definable factor congruences if and only if factor congruences can be defined by a first-order formula Phi having central elements as parameters. We prove that if Phi can be chosen to be existential, factor congruences in every algebra of V are compact.

Terraf, Pedro Sánchez

2009-01-01

167

SECTIONSUPPORTETDVELOPPEMENTDESSYSTMESD'INFORMATION(SDSI) Tches et responsabilits principales  

E-print Network

plus, elle développe et elle maintient l'expertise technique du Service informatique dans les domaines, - programmation, - production de listes ad hoc, - tests, - évaluation de soumissions, - documentation, - formation: - analyse et/ou devis fonctionnel, - analyse organique, - programmation, - production de listes ad hoc

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

168

Bureau principale de la scurit Main Security desk  

E-print Network

8711 (S) H 1001 School of Community & Public Affairs 2575 (S) CI 101 Science College 2595 (L) SP 363 main desk 24 hours Légende / Legend CAMPUS SERVICES Aboriginal Student Resource Centre 7327 (S) H 641 Access Centre for Students with Disabilities 3525 (S) H 580 Advocacy and Support Services 3536 (S) H 645

Doedel, Eusebius

169

Planning for Change: Assessing Internal and External Environmental Factors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides, first, an overview of the external and internal environmental factors affecting planning in California's community colleges; and, second, an examination of the influence of the demographics of the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD). After an executive summary, introductory material discusses ways in which change can…

Coffey, Janis Cox

170

La política brasileña para los residuos sólidos urbanos. Los planteamientos de catadores y empresarios en sus páginas electrónicas  

Microsoft Academic Search

El gobierno brasileño señala la posibilidad de aprobar la política nacional para los residuos sólidos urbanos (PNRS). La propuesta del Proyecto de Ley 1991\\/07 está en trámite en la cámara de los diputados desde el año 1991. Los senadores mantuvieron una charla con los catadores, empresarios del reciclaje y empresarios de servicios de gestión de residuos sólidos urbanos para conocer

Fábio Fonseca Figueiredo

2008-01-01

171

CALIDAD DE LOS ANÁLISIS DE RIESGO E INSEGURIDAD DE LOS TRANSGÉNICOS PARA LA SALUD AMBIENTAL Y HUMANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN Las plantas transgénicas, en general, cargan genes de resistencia a antibióticos y secuencias que favorecen la transferencia de genes y la inestabilidad. Además es imprevisible el sitio de inserción del transgene, los efectos colaterales y los efectos a los organismos no blancos o en la cadena alimentaria. Tampoco es posible controlar la expresión de los transgenes insertados o la

Rubens Onofre Nodari

2009-01-01

172

Commercialization of Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies via small businesses. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Over the past decade, numerous companies have been formed to commercialize research results from leading U.S. academic and research institutions. Emerging small businesses in areas such as Silicon Valley, Boston`s Route 128 corridor, and North Carolina`s Research Triangle have been especially effective in moving promising technologies from the laboratory bench to the commercial marketplace--creating new jobs and economic expansion in the process. Unfortunately, many of the U.S. national laboratories have not been major participants in this technology/commercialization activity, a result of a wide variety of factors which, until recently, acted against successful commercialization. This {open_quotes}commercialization gap{close_quotes} exists partly due to a lack, within Los Alamos in particular and the DOE in general, of in-depth expertise and experience in such business areas as new business development, securities regulation, market research and the determination of commercial potential, the identification of entrepreneurial management, marketing and distribution, and venture capital sources. The immediate consequence of these factors is the disappointingly small number of start-up companies based on technologies from Los Alamos National Laboratory that have been attempted, the modest financial return Los Alamos has received from these start-ups, and the lack of significant national recognition that Los Alamos has received for creating and commercializing these technologies.

Brice, R.; Cartron, D.; Rhyne, T.; Schulze, M.; Welty, L.

1997-06-01

173

Optical performance of the Los Alamos free-electron laser  

SciTech Connect

During a year of oscillator experiments, the Los Alamos free-electron laser has demonstrated high-power and diffraction-limited output capabilities with a factor-of-4 wavelength tunability in the infrared. A conventional, L-band RF linear accelerator produced a 100 ..mu..s long, 2000 pulse train of 35 ps wide electron-beam pulses with peak currents to 50 A and nominal energy of 20 MeV. Small-signal gain in excess of 40 percent was generated in a 1 m, plane-polarized, uniformperiod undulator for wavelengths between 9 and 11 ..mu..m. Best performance included an electron-energy extraction efficiency of 1 percent, 10 MW peak output power, and a corresponding average power of 6 kW over a 90 ..mu..s pulse train. A Strehl ratio of 0.9 characterized the output spatial beam quality. By reducing the electron energy by a factor of 2, the wavelength was tuned continuously from 9 to 35 ..mu..m.

Newnam, B.E.; Fraser, J.S.; Goldstein, J.C.; Lynch, M.T.; Sheffield, R.L.; Sollid, J.E.; Stein, W.E.; Swann, T.A.; Warren, R.W.; Watson, J.M.

1985-07-01

174

La neurología en los regimina sanitatis medievales  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionIn medical medieval literature some works about dietetics stand out. Dietetics, as a separate branch of medicine, includes not only food or drinks, but other environmental factors influencing on health. They are known as regimina sanitatis or salutis, and specially developed in the Christian west. They generally consisted of a balance between the Galenic “six non-natural things”; factors regulating health

V. de Frutos González; A. L. Guerrero Peral

2011-01-01

175

Los Angeles fires seen from space  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hundreds of fires were set in Los Angeles following the verdict of Rodney G. King versus the Los Angeles Police Department on April 29, 1992. These fires were of sufficient intensity and extent to be imaged at 1-km resolution by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) aboard the polar-orbiting satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (see VanWoert et al. [1992] for an overview of the characteristics of the AVHRR instrument). Here we present a thermal infrared image taken the first night of the riots, compare it with an image taken several years earlier but typical of this area, and discuss the relationships with the land cover observed in a 20-m resolution image from the French satellite SPOT (Systeme Probatoire pour l'Observation de la Terre).

Dousset, Bénédicte; Flament, Pierre; Bernstein, Robert

176

Nuclear Forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The overview of this presentation is: (1) Introduction to nonproliferation efforts; (2) Scope of activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory; (3) Facilities for radioanalytical work at LANL; (4) Radiochemical characterization capabilities; and (5) Bulk chemical and materials analysis capabilities. Some conclusions are: (1) Analytical chemistry measurements on plutonium and uranium matrices are critical to numerous defense and non-defense programs including safeguards accountancy verification measurements; (2) Los Alamos National Laboratory operates capable actinide analytical chemistry and material science laboratories suitable for nuclear material forensic characterization; (3) Actinide analytical chemistry uses numerous means to validate and independently verify that measurement data quality objectives are met; and (4) Numerous LANL nuclear facilities support the nuclear material handling, preparation, and analysis capabilities necessary to evaluate samples containing nearly any mass of an actinide (attogram to kilogram levels).

Podlesak, David W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Steiner, Robert E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burns, Carol J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; LaMont, Stephen P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tandon, Lav [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-09

177

Water supply at Los Alamos during 1992  

SciTech Connect

Municipal potable water supply during 1992 was 1,516 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons from wells in the Guaje and Pajarito well fields. About 13 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons were pumped from the Los Alamos Well Field and used in the construction of State Road 501 adjacent to the Field. The last year the Las Alamos Field was used for municipal supply was 1991. The nonpotable water supply used for steam plant support was about 0.12 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons from the spring gallery in Water Canyon. No nonpotable water was used for irrigation from Guaje and Los Alamos Reservoirs. Thus, the total water usage in 1992 was about 1,529 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons. Neither of the two new wells in the Otowi Well Field were operational in 1992.

Purtymun, W.D.; McLin, S.G.; Stoker, A.K.; Maes, M.N.

1995-09-01

178

Los Alamos National Laboratory Fission Basis  

SciTech Connect

This report is an overview of two main publications that provide a comprehensive review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Fission Basis. The first is the experimental paper, {sup F}ission Product Data Measured at Los Alamos for Fission Spectrum and Thermal Neutrons on {sup 239}Pu, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, [Selby, H. D., et al., Nucl. Data Sheets, Vol. 111 2010, pp. 2891-2922] and the second is the theoretical paper, Fission Product Yields from Fission Spectrum n+ {sup 239}Pu for ENDF/B-VII.1, [Chadwick, M. B., et al., Nucl. Data Sheets, Vol. 111, 2010, pp. 2923-2964]. One important note is that none of this work would have been possible without the great documentation of the experimental details and results by G.W. Knobeloch, G. Butler, C.I. Browne, B. Erdal, B. Bayhurst, R. Prestwood, V. Armijo, J. Hasty and many others. (authors)

Keksis, A.L.; Chadwick, M.B.; Selby, H.D.; Mac Innes, M.R.; Barr, D.W.; Meade, R.A.; Burns, C.J.; Wallstrom, T.C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM 87545 (United States)

2011-07-01

179

The Los Alamos National Laboratories Research Quarterly  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Research Quarterly is published "to communicate the Laboratory's achievements and how they benefit our neighbors, our nation, and the world." Highlights of the Winter 2003 issue include reports on Improving Meteor Impact Predictions, Extending the Life of Nuclear Weapons, Modeling Bone Remodeling, Proton Radiography, Simulation Science, as well as a spotlight on two Los Alamos researchers. Those interested will find an interesting collection of timely research and information from one of the countries top science facilities that's certainly worth reviewing.

2003-01-01

180

Job Listings - Los Alamos National Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Our primary responsibility is ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. In addition to supporting the Lab's core national security mission, our work advances bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, materials science, and physics disciplines.

181

Los Alamos Team Demonstrates Bottle Scanner Technology  

ScienceCinema

Los Alamos scientists are demonstrating a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NMR) technology that may provide a breakthrough for screening liquids at airport security. By adding low-power X-ray data to the NMR mix, scientists believe they have unlocked a new detection technology. Funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, the new technology is called MagRay.

Espy, Michelle; Schultz, Larry

2014-06-02

182

INTRODUCCIN El comportamiento territorial en los animales  

E-print Network

-AZOR PERDICERA (HIERAAETUS FASCIATUS) Y DEL ÁGUILA REAL (AQUILA CHRYSAETOS) EN LA REGI�N DE MURCIA. Martina Aquila chrysaetos en la Región de Murcia. En el presente trabajo, analizamos los patrones de distribución el Águila Real Aquila chrysaetos, en la Región de Murcia, sureste de España. Utilizamos dos métodos

Carrete, Martina

183

Primer Festival de Teatro, Los Angeles  

E-print Network

Díaz, bajo la dirección de Susana Castillo y Charles Baldazua; The Company Forgives A Moment of Madness, del dramaturgo venezolano Rodolfo Santana, dirigida por Margarita Galbán; Do Not Negotiate Mr. President, del cubano Leopoldo Hernández, bajo la... dirección de Margarita Galbán; y María Cristina me quiere gobernar, del venezolano José Gabriel Nuñez, con la dirección de Armando Gota, director invitado de Venezuela. El próximo Festival tendrá lugar los meses de abril y mayo de 1984, contando con la...

Editors

1983-10-01

184

An Open Letter from Los Grillos  

E-print Network

. Actividades: Teatro para niños; Teatro para adultos; Edición de libros pro pugna- dores de Teatro Peruano. Tiempo de trabajo: 15 años (comenzamos el 23 diciembre 1963) Razón por la que escribimos: Nos hemos enterado por el Latin American The atre Review de... los eventos por venir y quisiéramos de alguna forma estar presentes. ¿Qué podemos aportar?: Hasta la fecha hemos editado 4 volúmenes de Teatro para Niños y 4 volúmenes de Teatro para Adultos (el último volumen se denomina Cuestionario autores de...

Editors

1979-04-01

185

Los Alamos transuranic waste size reduction facility  

SciTech Connect

To facilitate disposal of transuranic (TRU) waste, Los Alamos National Laboratory designed and constructed the Size Reduction Facility (SRF) during the period 1977 to 1981. This report summarizes the engineering development, installation, and early test operations of the SRF. The facility incorporates a large stainless steel enclosure fitted with remote handling and cutting equipment to obtain an estimated 4:1 volume reduction of gloveboxes and other bulky metallic wastes.

Briesmeister, A.; Harper, J.; Reich, B.; Warren, J.L.

1982-01-01

186

Amphibians and Reptiles of Los Alamos County  

SciTech Connect

Recent studies have shown that amphibians and reptiles are good indicators of environmental health. They live in terrestrial and aquatic environments and are often the first animals to be affected by environmental change. This publication provides baseline information about amphibians and reptiles that are present on the Pajarito Plateau. Ten years of data collection and observations by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and hobbyists are represented.

Teralene S. Foxx; Timothy K. Haarmann; David C. Keller

1999-10-01

187

Exploration geochemistry: The Los Alamos experience  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory became actively involved in geochemical exploration in 1975 by conducting a reconnaissance-scale exploration program for uranium as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program. Initially, only uranium and thorium were analyzed. By 1979 Los Alamos was analyzing a multielement suite. The data were presented in histograms and as black and white concentration plots for uranium and thorium only. Data for the remaining elements were presented as hard copy data listings in an appendix to the report. In 1983 Los Alamos began using exploration geochemistry for the purpose of finding economic mineral deposits to help stimulate the economies of underdeveloped countries. Stream-sediment samples were collected on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and a geochemical atlas of that island was produced. The data were statistically smoothed and presented as computer-generated color plots of each element of the multielement suite. Studies for the US Bureau of Land Management in 1984 consisted of development of techniques for the integration of several large data sets, which could then be used for computer-assisted mineral resource assessments. A supervised classification technique was developed which compares the attributes of grid cells containing mines or mineral occurrences with attributes of unclassified cells not known to contain mines or occurrences. Color maps indicate how closely unclassified cells match in attributes the cells with mines or occurrences. 20 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Maassen, L.W.; Bolivar, S.L.

1989-01-01

188

Lymphocytopoietic factor in lymph.  

PubMed

The evidences which suggest the presence of a lymphocytopietic factor in rat thoracic duct lymph are summarized briefly. The intravenous injections of the extracted materials from lymph plamsa into syngeneic recipient rats resulted in the massive proliferation of lymphoid cells predominantly in the thymus dependent areas and thymic cortex, suggesting that the target cells for the factor are not marrow-derived (B) cells, but thymus derived (T) cells. The existence of a thymus is not necessarily required for the production or secretion of the factor. The augmenting effect of the factor on T cell functions, eg. local graft-versus-host rection and helper activity of plaque forming response to sheep erythrocytes, is mentioned. The physicochemical characteristics of the factor are nondialysable and heat-stable glyco-protein molecules. The roles of lymph humoral factor in T cell-differentiation or proliferation are discussed. PMID:312981

Yamashita, A; Fukumoto, T; Miyamoto, M

1979-03-01

189

Lessons learned from occurrences involving procedures at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1994  

SciTech Connect

This study used the Department of Energy (DOE) Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) data to investigate occurrences reported during one year at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). ORPS provides a centralized database and computerized support for the Collection, distribution, updating, analysis, and validation of information in occurrence reports about abnormal events related to facility operation. Human factors causes for occurrences are not always defined in ORPS. Content analysis of narrative data revealed that 33% of all LANL 1994 adverse operational events have human factors causes related to procedures. Procedure-caused occurrences that resulted in injury to workers, damage to facilities or equipment, or a near-miss are analyzed.

Frostenson, C.K.

1995-07-01

190

Factor IX assay  

MedlinePLUS

... related to: Congenital deficiency of factor IX (hemophilia B) Disseminated intravascular coagulation ( DIC ) Fat malabsorption Liver disease (such as cirrhosis ) Vitamin K deficiency Warfarin (Coumadin) use

191

The Heart of Factorization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Factorization is at the heart of nearly any calculation in pertubative QCD. It follows from the universal behavior of gauge theories in soft and collinear limits. This talk gives a summary of recent progress on producing a more transparent understanding of factorization and connecting traditional approaches to those of Soft-Collinear Effective Theory. The main result is the formulation and proof, at tree-level, of a factorization formula in QCD. The proof exploits the many advantages of spinor helicity methods, but does not use any effective field theory tricks. Once the factorization formula is proven, the transition to an effective theory description is effortless.

Schwartz, Matthew D.

2014-01-01

192

Meson electromagnetic form factors  

E-print Network

The electromagnetic structure of the pseudoscalar meson nonet is completely described by the sophisticated Unitary&Analytic model, respecting all known theoretical properties of the corresponding form factors.

Stanislav Dubnicka; Anna Z. Dubnickova

2012-10-23

193

Exploratory Bi-Factor Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bi-factor analysis is a form of confirmatory factor analysis originally introduced by Holzinger. The bi-factor model has a general factor and a number of group factors. The purpose of this article is to introduce an exploratory form of bi-factor analysis. An advantage of using exploratory bi-factor analysis is that one need not provide a specific…

Jennrich, Robert I.; Bentler, Peter M.

2011-01-01

194

Lithiasis and Risk Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nephrolithiasis is a worldwide disease with high clinical and economic costs. The increasing incidence in industrialized countries seems to be related to several risk factors, which are partly inherited and partly acquired. Although risk factors in urolithiasis are still under discussion, their identification would provide a notable gain for the patient in terms of stone episodes, and for the health

P. Ferrari; R. Piazza; N. Ghidini; M. Bisi; G. Galizia; G. Ferrari

2007-01-01

195

Factors to Facets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extending our previous research on personality and prej- udice, we tested the predictive power of Big Five facet compared with factor scores in three studies. Study 1 (N 5 170) examined the predictive power of factors and facets when explaining generalized prejudice, a composite of four prejudice types. Study 2 (N 5 158) focused on sexism and Study 3 (N

Bo Ekehammar; Nazar Akrami

196

Exposure Factors Program  

EPA Science Inventory

The development of the latest version of the Exposure Factors Handbook (EFH): 2011 Edition (EPA/600/R-09/052F) has maintained the need for a more comprehensive program that addresses issues related to exposure factors. Since the first version of the EFH was r...

197

Vitiligo – Exogenous Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentary disorder of the skin that results from the selective destruction of melanocytes. The etiology of vitiligo is poorly understood. There appears to be a genetic predisposition, but additional factors are probably involved. The purpose of this article is to outline the factors that might play a role in the development of vitiligo. These include trauma

Hagit Matz; Ethel Tur

2004-01-01

198

An exploration of the gateway math and science course relationships in the Los Angeles Community College District  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated selected demographic, pre-enrollment, and economic status variables in comparison to college-level performance factors of GPA and course completion ratios for gateway math and science courses. The Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) project team collected survey and enrollment data for this study in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). The TRUCCS team surveyed

Donald G. Buchanan

2006-01-01

199

Arts = Education: Connecting Learning Communities in Los Angeles  

E-print Network

from music education curriculum for children and adults. Notboth children and adults through photo, dance, music, andchildren at the 112 th Street School in South Los Angeles for the Los Angeles County Music

Shimshon-Santo, Amy R

2010-01-01

200

Separating output factor into collimator factor and phantom scatter factor for megavoltage photon calculations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Output factor has been used in megavoltage dosage calculations because collimator factor and backscatter factor are considered individually indeterminable. Output factor reflects the normalized product of backscatter factor and collimator factor for the most common treatment geometry. A method has been found for independently measuring collimator factors for megavoltage photons. Using a build-up cap of high density tissue equivalent material,

J. Spicka; D. Herron; C. Orton

1988-01-01

201

Block LU factorization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Many of the currently popular 'block algorithms' are scalar algorithms in which the operations have been grouped and reordered into matrix operations. One genuine block algorithm in practical use is block LU factorization, and this has recently been shown by Demmel and Higham to be unstable in general. It is shown here that block LU factorization is stable if A is block diagonally dominant by columns. Moreover, for a general matrix the level of instability in block LU factorization can be founded in terms of the condition number kappa(A) and the growth factor for Gaussian elimination without pivoting. A consequence is that block LU factorization is stable for a matrix A that is symmetric positive definite or point diagonally dominant by rows or columns as long as A is well-conditioned.

Demmel, James W.; Higham, Nicholas J.; Schreiber, Robert S.

1992-01-01

202

Perturbative QCD factorization of ?????  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we firstly verify that the factorization hypothesis is valid for the exclusive process ????? at the next-to-leading order (NLO) with the collinear factorization approach, and then extend this proof to the case of the kT factorization approach. We particularly show that at the NLO level, the soft divergences in the full quark level calculation could be canceled completely as for the ????? process where only the pseudoscalar ? meson is involved, and the remaining collinear divergences can be absorbed into the NLO hadron wave functions. The full amplitudes can be factorized as the convolution of the NLO wave functions and the infrared-finite hard kernels with these factorization approaches. We also write out the NLO meson distribution amplitudes in the form of nonlocal matrix elements.

Cheng, Shan; Xiao, Zhen-Jun

2014-10-01

203

Space Radar Image of Los Angeles, California  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a radar image of Los Angeles, California, taken on October 2, 1994. Visible in the image are Long Beach Harbor at the bottom right (south corner of the image), Los Angeles International Airport at the bottom center, with Santa Monica just to the left of it and the Hollywood Hills to the left of Santa Monica. Also visible in the image are the freeway systems of Los Angeles, which appear as dark lines. The San Gabriel Mountains (center top) and the communities of San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and Palmdale can be seen on the left-hand side. This image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on its 24th orbit. The image is centered at 34 degrees north latitude, 118 degrees west longitude. The area shown is approximately 100 kilometers by 52 kilometers (62 miles by 32 miles). This single-frequency SIR-C image was obtained by the L-band (24 cm) radar channel, horizontally transmitted and received. Portions of the Pacific Ocean visible in this image appear very dark as do freeways and other flat surfaces such as the airport runways. Mountains in the image are dark grey, with brighter patches on the mountain slopes, which face in the direction of the radar illumination (from the top of the image). Suburban areas, with the low-density housing and tree-lined streets that are typical of Los Angeles, appear as lighter grey. Areas with high-rise buildings, such as downtown Los Angeles, appear in very bright white, showing a higher density of housing and streets which run parallel to the radar flight track. Scientists hope to use radar image data from SIR-C/X-SAR to map fire scars in areas prone to brush fires, such as Los Angeles. In this image, the Altadena fire area is visible in the top center of the image as a patch of mountainous terrain which is slightly darker than the nearby mountains. Using all the radar frequency and polarization images provided by SIR-C/X-SAR, scientists will be able to discern these areas even more clearly. Space Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) is part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. The radars illuminate Earth with microwaves allowing detailed observations at any time, regardless of weather or sunlight conditions. SIR-C/X-SAR uses three microwave wavelengths: the L-band (24 cm), C-band (6 cm) and X-band (3 cm). The multi-frequency data will be used by the international scientific community to better understand the global environment and how it is changing. The SIR-C/X-SAR data, complemented by aircraft and ground studies, will give scientists clearer insights into those environmental changes which are caused by nature and those changes which are induced by human activity. SIR-C was developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. X-SAR was developed by the Dornier and Alenia Spazio companies for the German space agency, Deutsche Agentur fuer Raumfahrtangelegenheiten (DARA), and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), with the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft und Raumfahrt e.V.(DLR), the major partner in science, operations and data processing of X-SAR.

1994-01-01

204

DEFENSORA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES  

E-print Network

DEFENSORÍA DE LOS DERECHOS UNIVERSITARIOS INFORME DE ACTIVIDADES 2008-2009 En cumplimiento de lo dispuesto por los Artículos 10 del Estatuto de la Defensoría de los Derechos Universitarios y 10 Fracción IX marzo de 2009. En este lapso el Defensor de los Derechos Universitarios fue designado por la Comisión de

Islas, León

205

Los Alamos Before and After the Fire  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On May 4, 2000, a prescribed fire was set at Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, to clear brush and dead and dying undergrowth to prevent a larger, subsequent wildfire. Unfortunately, due to high winds and extremely dry conditions in the surrounding area, the prescribed fire quickly raged out of control and, by May 10, the blaze had spread into the nearby town of Los Alamos. In all, more than 20,000 people were evacuated from their homes and more than 200 houses were destroyed as the flames consumed about 48,000 acres in and around the Los Alamos area. The pair of images above were acquired by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor, flying aboard NASA's Landsat 7 satellite, shortly before the Los Alamos fire (top image, acquired April 14) and shortly after the fire was extinguished (lower image, June 17). The images reveal the extent of the damage caused by the fire. Combining ETM+ channels 7, 4, and 2 (one visible and two infrared channels) results in a false-color image where vegetation appears as bright to dark green. Forested areas are generally dark green while herbaceous vegetation is light green. Rangeland or more open areas appear pink to light purple. Areas with extensive pavement or urban development appear light blue or white to purple. Less densely-developed residential areas appear light green and golf courses are very bright green. In the lower image, the areas recently burned appear bright red. Landsat 7 data courtesy United States Geological Survey EROS DataCenter. Images by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

2002-01-01

206

Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Summary of this project is: (1) Teamwork, partnering to meet goals - (a) Building on cleanup successes, (b) Solving legacy waste problems, (c) Protecting the area's environment; (2) Strong performance over the past three years - (a) Credibility from four successful Recovery Act Projects, (b) Met all Consent Order milestones, (c) Successful ramp-up of TRU program; (3) Partnership between the National Nuclear Security Administration's Los Alamos Site Office, DOE Carlsbad Field Office, New Mexico Environment Department, and contractor staff enables unprecedented cleanup progress; (4) Continued focus on protecting water resources; and (5) All consent order commitments delivered on time or ahead of schedule.

Jones, Patricia [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-11

207

Los Angeles Public Library-Travel Posters  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you want to visit Amelie-les-Bains or Bali and are light on travel funds, you might consider the travel posters offered here, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library. Recently, they embarked on a digitization project that included these very wonderful historic travel posters. All told, there are 89 posters in this collection and they document everywhere from Boston, England to the Antilles. Visitors can zoom in close for a better look and the details on each work are quite exquisite. It's a reminder of a different era of travel and persons with an interest in graphic design, material culture, tourism, and other fields will find much to enjoy here.

208

MetaHollywood: Los Angeles Times  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Where better to learn about Hollywood's technical and business side than the Los Angeles Times' MetaHollywod site? The site is divided into four sections. Center Stage is an in-depth report on a single feature (a report on the creation of the special effects for the upcoming movie "The Peacemaker," at this time). Digital News discusses the latest developments in media technology news. Tools and Toys covers relevant software, hardware, animation, sound, and other product news. Industry Buzz covers relevant events and conferences. Coverage is from Millimeter Magazine, Animation, and Electronic Media, as well as the Times.

209

Los Alamos free-electron laser  

SciTech Connect

During the past year the Los Alamos free-electron laser (FEL) oscillator has demonstrated high peak and average power (10 MW and 6 kW), broad-wavelength tunability (9 to 35 ..mu..m), and near-ideal optical quality (0.9 Strehl ratio). An electron energy-extraction efficiency of 1% was measured. The predicted production of synchrotron sidebands also was observed in the broadened optical spectrum. As shorter wavelengths and higher powers are pursued, higher currents with improved beam quality will be required. Advanced injectors and energy-recovery systems are being developed to meet these demands. 17 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs.

Watson, J.M.

1985-01-01

210

The Los Alamos free-electron laser  

SciTech Connect

During the past year the Los Alamos free-electron laser (FEL) oscillator has demonstrated high peak and average power (10 MW and 6 kW), broad-wavelength tunability (9-35 ..mu..m), and near-ideal optical quality (0.9 Strehl ratio). An electron energy-extraction efficiency of 1% was measured. The predicted production of synchrotron sidebands also was observed in the broadened optical spectrum. As shorter wavelengths and higher powers are pursued, higher currents with improved beam quality will be required. Advanced injectors and energy-recovery systems are being developed to meet these demands.

Watson, J.M.

1985-10-01

211

Los Alamos National Laboratory computer benchmarking 1982  

SciTech Connect

Evaluating the performance of computing machinery is a continual effort of the Computer Research and Applications Group of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This report summarizes the results of the group's benchmarking activities performed between October 1981 and September 1982, presenting compilation and execution times as well as megaflop rates for a set of benchmark codes. Tests were performed on the following computers: Cray Research, Inc. (CRI) Cray-1S; Control Data Corporation (CDC) 7600, 6600, Cyber 73, Cyber 825, Cyber 835, Cyber 855, and Cyber 205; Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX 11/780 and VAX 11/782; and Apollo Computer, Inc., Apollo.

Martin, J.L.

1983-06-01

212

Ultraprecision machining of optics at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Ultraprecision machine tools are used at Los Alamos for single point diamond turning of optics and other precision parts. Measurements of a 50-mm-dia copper flat are used to illustrate the quality of a part which can be machined on the Moore No. 3 lathe. Measurements of a 0.4-m-dia aluminum mirror with a 20-m radius-of-curvature are presented as an example of a part machined on the Moore No. 5 lathe. A varying frequency sine wave grating is used to show a type of special optical grating which can be produced using the Pneumo lathe.

Rhorer, R.L.; Gauler, A.L.; Colston, E.W.; Ruhe, J.R.

1981-01-01

213

Optics code development at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

This paper is an overview of part of the beam optics code development effort in the Accelerator Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The aim of this effort is to improve our capability to design advanced beam optics systems. The work reported is being carried out by a collaboration of permanent staff members, visiting consultants, and student research assistants. The main components of the effort are: building a new framework of common supporting utilities and software tools to facilitate further development; research and development on basic computational techniques in classical mechanics and electrodynamics; and evaluation and comparison of existing beam optics codes, and support for their continuing development. 17 refs.

Mottershead, C.T.; Lysenko, W.P.

1988-01-01

214

Radionuclide concentrations in pinto beans, sweet corn, and zucchini squash grown in Los Alamos Canyon at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Pinto beans, sweet corn, and zucchini squash (Cucurbita pepo var. black beauty) were grown in a randomized complete-block field/pot experiment at a site that contained the highest observed levels of surface gross gamma radioactivity within Los Alamos Canyon (LAC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Soils as well as washed edible and nonedible crop tissues were analyzed for various radionuclides and heavy metals . Most radionuclides, with the exception of {sup 3}H and {sup tot}U, in soil from LAC were detected in significantly higher concentrations (p <0.01) than in soil collected from regional background (RBG) locations. Similarly, most radionuclides in edible crop portions of beans, squash, and corn were detected in significantly higher (p <0.01 and 0.05) concentrations than RBG. Most soil-to-plant concentration ratios for radionuclides in edible and nonedible crop tissues from LAC were within the default values given by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency. All heavy metals in soils, as well as edible and nonedible crop tissues grown in soils from LAC, were within RBG concentrations. Overall, the total maximum net positive committed effective dose equivalent (CEDE)--the CEDE plus two sigma for each radioisotope minus background and then all positive doses summed--to a hypothetical 50-year resident that ingested 160 kg of beans, corn, and squash in equal proportions, was 74 mrem y{sup -1}. This dose was below the International Commission on Radiological Protection permissible dose limit (PDL) of 100 mrem y{sup -1} from all pathways; however, the addition of other internal and external exposure route factors may increase the overall dose over the PDL. Also, the risk of an excess cancer fatality, based on 74 mrem y{sup -1}, was 3.7 x 10{sup -5} (37 in a million), which is above the Environmental Protection Agency`s (acceptable) guideline of one in a million. 31 refs., 15 tabs.

Fresquez, P.R.; Mullen, M.A.; Naranjo, L. Jr.; Armstrong, D.R.

1997-05-01

215

Análisis de las Políticas Agropecuarias Frente a los Acuerdos Internacionales  

Microsoft Academic Search

A partir de la apertura económica que inició con el gobierno del presidente César Gaviria Trujillo, y de acuerdo con lo que está ocurriendo en el país en los últimos años, se está en una dinámica importante relacionada con la suscripción de acuerdos y tratados internacionales de comercio como los Tratados de Libre Comercio con los Estados Unidos, Chile y

Ivarth Palacio Salazar

2006-01-01

216

Factors augmenting allergic reactions.  

PubMed

Elicitors of anaphylactic reactions are any sources of protein with allergenic capacity. However, not all allergic reactions end up in the most severe form of anaphylaxis. Augmenting factors may explain why certain conditions lead to anaphylaxis. Augmenting factors may exhibit three effects: lowering the threshold, increasing the severity, and reversing acquired clinical tolerance. Common augmenting factors are physical exercise, menstruation, NSAIDs, alcohol, body temperature, acute infections, and antacids. Therapeutic options may address causative, preventive, pragmatic, or symptomatic considerations: avoid the eliciting food, take an antihistamine before any situation with a possible risk of augmentation, separate food and sport (at least for 2 h), and carry an adrenaline autoinjector at all times. Individual patterns include summation effects and specific patterns. In conclusion, in the case of a suggestive history but a negative oral challenge, one should consider the possible involvement of augmenting factors; after anaphylactic reactions, always ask for possible augmentation and other risk factors during the recent past; if augmentation is suspected, oral food challenges should be performed in combination with augmenting factors; and in the future, standardized challenge protocols including augmenting factors should be established. PMID:25306896

Niggemann, B; Beyer, K

2014-12-01

217

Factorizations in finite groups  

SciTech Connect

A necessary condition for uniqueness of factorizations of elements of a finite group G with factors belonging to a union of some conjugacy classes of G is given. This condition is sufficient if the number of factors belonging to each conjugacy class is big enough. The result is applied to the problem on the number of irreducible components of the Hurwitz space of degree d marked coverings of P{sup 1} with given Galois group G and fixed collection of local monodromies. Bibliography: 9 titles.

Kulikov, Viktor S [Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)] [Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2013-02-28

218

Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Management Program  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) waste management program is responsible for disposition of waste generated by many of the LANL programs and operations. LANL generates liquid and solid waste that can include radioactive, hazardous, and other constituents. Where practical, LANL hazardous and mixed wastes are disposed through commercial vendors; low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and radioactive asbestos-contaminated waste are disposed on site at LANL's Area G disposal cells, transuranic (TRU) waste is disposed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), and high-activity mixed wastes are disposed at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) after treatment by commercial vendors. An on-site radioactive liquid waste treatment facility (RLWTF) removes the radioactive constituents from liquid wastes and treated water is released through an NPDES permitted outfall. LANL has a very successful waste minimization program. Routine hazardous waste generation has been reduced over 90% since 1993. LANL has a DOE Order 450.1-compliant environmental management system (EMS) that is ISO 14001 certified; waste minimization is integral to setting annual EMS improvement objectives. Looking forward, under the new LANL management and operating contractor, Los Alamos National Security (LANS) LLC, a Zero Liquid Discharge initiative is being planned that should eliminate flow to the RLWTF NPDES-permitted outfall. The new contractor is also taking action to reduce the number of permitted waste storage areas, to charge generating programs directly for the cost to disposition waste, and to simplify/streamline the waste system. (authors)

Lopez-Escobedo, G.M.; Hargis, K.M.; Douglass, C.R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM (United States)

2007-07-01

219

Los Angeles Public Library: Electronic Neighborhood  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many urban public library systems across the United States have accumulated large troves of paper ephemera over the years, and the Los Angeles Public Library system is no exception. Funded by a grant from the California State Library, the Fletcher Jones Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, the Electronic Neighborhood allows the internet-browsing public access to a number of these documents. The database located here includes a large collection of photographs documenting the city's development, a collection of restaurant menus, and an index to fiction works that take place in and around California. The photo database contains over 2.5 million archival records, and a number of thematic online photo exhibits, including ones that document the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and golf in Hollywood. The menu database is particularly fascinating, as users can search for a number of restaurant menus from the past century. While not all of the records include scanned menu images, a number of them are already available, such as those from the now-defunct Brown Derby.

220

Rheumatoid Factors: Clinical Applications  

PubMed Central

Rheumatoid factors are antibodies directed against the Fc region of immunoglobulin G. First detected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 70 years ago, they can also be found in patients with other autoimmune and nonautoimmune conditions, as well as in healthy subjects. Rheumatoid factors form part of the workup for the differential diagnosis of arthropathies. In clinical practice, it is recommended to measure anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and rheumatoid factors together because anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies alone are only moderately sensitive, and the combination of the two markers improves diagnostic accuracy, especially in the case of early rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, different rheumatoid factor isotypes alone or in combination can be helpful when managing rheumatoid arthritis patients, from the time of diagnosis until deciding on the choice of therapeutic strategy. PMID:24324289

Castelli, Roberto

2013-01-01

221

Aerospace Human Factors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following contains the final report on the activities related to the Cooperative Agreement between the human factors research group at NASA Ames Research Center and the Psychology Department at San Jose State University. The participating NASA Ames division has been, as the organization has changed, the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division (ASHFRD and Code FL), the Flight Management and Human Factors Research Division (Code AF), and the Human Factors Research and Technology Division (Code IH). The inclusive dates for the report are November 1, 1984 to January 31, 1999. Throughout the years, approximately 170 persons worked on the cooperative agreements in one capacity or another. The Cooperative Agreement provided for research personnel to collaborate with senior scientists in ongoing NASA ARC research. Finally, many post-MA/MS and post-doctoral personnel contributed to the projects. It is worth noting that 10 former cooperative agreement personnel were hired into civil service positions directly from the agreements.

Jordan, Kevin

1999-01-01

222

Internal velocity factors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program analyzes the entries and planetary trajectories of space vehicles. It obtains the equivalence of altitude and flight path angle, respectively, to acceleration load factor with respect to velocity for a given inertial velocity.

Cathcart, J. R.; Frank, A. J.; Massaglia, J. L.

1968-01-01

223

New microbial growth factor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A screening procedure was used to isolate from soil a Penicillium sp., two bacterial isolates, and a Streptomyces sp. that produced a previously unknown microbial growth factor. This factor was an absolute growth requirement for three soil bacteria. The Penicillium sp. and one of the bacteria requiring the factor, an Arthrobacter sp., were selected for more extensive study concerning the production and characteristics of the growth factor. It did not seem to be related to the siderochromes. It was not present in soil extract, rumen fluid, or any other medium component tested. It appears to be a glycoprotein of high molecular weight and has high specific activity. When added to the diets for a meadow-vole mammalian test system, it caused an increased consumption of diet without a concurrent increase in rate of weight gain.

Bok, S. H.; Casida, L. E., Jr.

1977-01-01

224

New microbial growth factor.  

PubMed Central

A screening procedure was used to isolate from soil a Penicillium sp., two bacterial isolates, and a Streptomyces sp. that produced a new microbial growth factor. This factor was an absolute growth requirement for three soil bacteria. The Penicillium sp. and one of the bacteria requiring the factor, an Arthrobacter sp., were selected for more extensive study concerning the production and characteristics of the growth factor. It did not seem to be related to the siderochromes. It was not present in soil extract, rumen fluid, or any other medium component tested. It appears to be a glycoprotein of high molecular weight, and it has high specific activity. When added to the diets for a meadow vole mammalian test system, it caused an increased consumption of diet without a concurrent increase in rate of weight gain. PMID:327929

Bok, S H; Casida, L E

1977-01-01

225

Limiting Factors in Ecosystems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This unit, designed to span two class periods, helps students understand that physical factors, particularly temperature and precipitation, limit the growth of plant ecosystems. The activity begins with a discussion in which students develop their own ideas about the role of temperature, precipitation, and environment on plant growth. They will then examine X-Y graphs of vegetation growth, temperature, and precipitation versus month for four diverse ecosystems to determine which climatic factor is limiting growth. A worksheet and scoring rubric are provided.

226

FGF growth factor analogs  

DOEpatents

The present invention provides a fibroblast growth factor heparin-binding analog of the formula: ##STR00001## where R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, X, Y and Z are as defined, pharmaceutical compositions, coating compositions and medical devices including the fibroblast growth factor heparin-binding analog of the foregoing formula, and methods and uses thereof.

Zamora, Paul O. (Gaithersburg, MD); Pena, Louis A. (Poquott, NY); Lin, Xinhua (Plainview, NY); Takahashi, Kazuyuki (Germantown, MD)

2012-07-24

227

The von Willebrand factor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  Von Willebrand factor (vWf) is a multimeric and multivalent adhesive protein which is essential for platelet adhesion to subendothelium\\u000a and for stabilization of factor VIII procoagulant activity in circulation. The quantitative measurement of vWf involves essentially\\u000a two different approaches. The first is based on the interaction between vWf and Gp Ib of the platelet membrane in presence\\u000a of ristocetin (ristocetin

Francesco Rodeghiero; Giancarlo Castaman

1990-01-01

228

Health factors in colostrum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colostrum is a breast milk produced after the birth of the newborn and lasts for 2–4 days. Colostrum is very important part\\u000a of breast milk and lays down the immune system and confers growth factors and other protective factors for the young ones\\u000a in mammals. This is the source of passive immunity achieved by the mother and is transferred to

B. R. Thapa

2005-01-01

229

[Environmental factors of longevity].  

PubMed

A PROBABLE ROLE: The great increase in life expectancy over the past decades and too short a time lapse for any major genetic mutations to intervene, are arguments in favour of the intervention of environmental factors in longevity. A FAIRLY LONG LIST: Various environmental factors can be envisaged: prenatal environment, pollution, radiation and oncogenic agents, notably tobacco, food (quantitatively and qualitatively), medicinal products, stress, education and socio-professional life style, isolation, number of children and sexual activity, sports and exercising, etc. It is highly likely that all these factors, or at least some of them, have a real effect on longevity, although this is difficult to demonstrate directly. A COMBINED EFFECT: The basic idea of this paper is that these environmental factors should be seen as agents, the effects of which would be combined with those of genetic factors, considered as agents of radically different nature. We suggest that, in order to have any real effect, these environmental factors have to work on the same cell mechanisms as those that affect the genetic process, notably the mechanisms related to oxidative stress and genetic expression. PMID:12712686

Christen, Yves

2003-03-01

230

Los Dias de Los Muertos. The Days of the Dead. 1991 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Dias de los Muertos is a celebration of Mexico that is a recognition of mortality, transience, and death, and a celebration of life, hope, and resurrection. This curriculum activity book begins with a general introduction to the festival followed by sections of explanations and activities intended to engage the learner in various aspects of…

Lane, Sarah; Turkovich, Marilyn

231

Biological assessment for the effluent reduction program, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the biological assessment for the effluent recution program proposed to occur within the boundaries of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Potential effects on wetland plants and on threatened and endangered species are discussed, along with a detailed description of the individual outfalls resulting from the effluent reduction program.

Cross, S.P.

1996-08-01

232

"Los Ninos y los Libros": Noteworthy Books in Spanish for the Very Young.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews 15 children's books in Spanish. Titles reviewed include: "Perro y gato [Dog and Cat]" (Ricardo Alcantara); "Baldomero va a la escuela [Baldomero goes to School]" (Alain Broutin); "Duerme bien, pequeno oso [Sleep well, Little Bear]" (Quint Buchholz); "El mas bonito de todos los regales del mundo [The Most Beautiful Gift in the World]…

Schon, Isabel

2001-01-01

233

La Santa Sede y los movimientos revolucionarios europeos de 1820. Los casos napolitano y español  

Microsoft Academic Search

La Santa Sede mantuvo hacia las revoluciones liberales de 1820 una actitud mucho más ambigua de lo que en un principio se pudiera esperar. Aunque el papa Pío VII rechazaba la ideología liberal, la razón de Estado le obligó a contemporizar más allá de lo que las Potencias Conservadoras europeas hubieran deseado. De hecho, los Estados Pontificios se declararon neutrales

Carlos M. a Rodríguez López-Brea

2002-01-01

234

LAMPF II workshop, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, February 1-4, 1982  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the proceedings of the first LAMPF II Workshop held at Los Alamos February 1 to 4, 1982. Included are the talks that were available in written form. The conclusion of the participants was that there are many exciting areas of physics that will be addressed by such a machine.

Thiessen, H.A. (comp.)

1982-01-01

235

Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the environmental surveillance program at Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1992. The Laboratory routinely monitors for radiation and for radioactive and nonradioactive materials at (or on) Laboratory sites as well as in the surrounding region. LANL uses the monitoring results to determine compliance with appropriate standards and to identify potentially undesirable trends. Data were collected in 1992 to assess external penetrating radiation; quantities of airborne emissions and liquid effluents; concentrations of chemicals and radionuclides in ambient air, surface waters and groundwaters, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, and foodstuffs; and environmental compliance. Using comparisons with standards, regulations, and background levels, this report concludes that environmental effects from Laboratory operations are small and do not pose a demonstrable threat to the public, laboratory employees, or the environment.

Kohen, K.; Stoker, A.; Stone, G. [and others

1994-07-01

236

LAPTAG: Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page of LAPTAG, the Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group, which constructed the first high school plasma lab in the United States. Plasma, considered to be the fourth state of matter, is a highly ionized substance containing equal amounts of positive and negative charge. By mass and volume, it is the most plentiful phase of matter in the universe. The LAPTAG plasma laboratory, funded in part by the DOE, consists of a small ionizing device powered by a helicon source with Langmuir probes used to measure density and electron temperature. The "Proposals & Manuals" link has the complete, cost-free lab manual on plasma physics for high school students. "Lectures & Notes on Plasma Physics" offers detailed notes and guidance in explaining the processes that occur when charged particles become a plasma.

Baker, Robert; Gekelman, Walter; Layton, Bill; Buck, Richard; Wise, Joe

2007-09-16

237

Los Alamos Plutonium Facility Waste Management System  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the new computer-based transuranic (TRU) Waste Management System (WMS) being implemented at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Waste Management System is a distributed computer processing system stored in a Sybase database and accessed by a graphical user interface (GUI) written in Omnis7. It resides on the local area network at the Plutonium Facility and is accessible by authorized TRU waste originators, count room personnel, radiation protection technicians (RPTs), quality assurance personnel, and waste management personnel for data input and verification. Future goals include bringing outside groups like the LANL Waste Management Facility on-line to participate in this streamlined system. The WMS is changing the TRU paper trail into a computer trail, saving time and eliminating errors and inconsistencies in the process.

Smith, K.; Montoya, A.; Wieneke, R.; Wulff, D.; Smith, C.; Gruetzmacher, K.

1997-02-01

238

Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1995  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the environmental surveillance program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL or the Laboratory) during 1995. The Laboratory routinely monitors for radiation and for radioactive and nonradioactive materials at (or on) Laboratory sites as well as in the surrounding region. LANL uses the monitoring result to determine compliance with appropriate standards and to identify potentially undesirable trends. Data were collected in 1995 to assess external penetrating radiation; quantities of airborne emissions and liquid effluents; concentrations of chemicals and radionuclides in ambient air, surface waters and groundwaters, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, and foodstuffs; and environmental compliance. Using comparisons with standards, regulations, and background levels, this report concludes that environmental effects from Laboratory operations are small and do not pose a demonstrable threat to the public, Laboratory employees, or the environment.

NONE

1996-10-01

239

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is actually three museums: the Natural History Museum, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum. Visitors can learn about the ongoing work and research projects conducted by the dedicated staff members who work at these properties. A great place to start is the "Explore Exhibits" area. This section contains over two dozen areas, such as "Age of Mammals," "Spider Pavilion," and "California History." Moving on, the "Research Collections" contains information about their various research enterprises, along with free downloadable teaching materials that deal with entomology, anthropology, and mineral sciences. Finally, the site also contains information about visiting the museums and their online store.

2012-06-22

240

Hot Dry Rock Overview at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The Hot Dry Rock (HDR) geothermal energy program is a renewable energy program that can contribute significantly to the nation's balanced and diversified energy mix. Having extracted energy from the first Fenton Hill HDR reservoir for about 400 days, and from the second reservoir for 30 days in a preliminary test, Los Alamos is focusing on the Long Term Flow Test and reservoir studies. Current budget limitations have slowed preparations thus delaying the start date of that test. The test is planned to gather data for more definitive reservoir modeling with energy availability or reservoir lifetime of primary interest. Other salient information will address geochemistry and tracer studies, microseismic response, water requirements and flow impedance which relates directly to pumping power requirements. During this year of ''preparation'' we have made progress in modeling studies, in chemically reactive tracer techniques, in improvements in acoustic or microseismic event analysis.

Berger, Michael; Hendron, Robert H.

1989-03-21

241

Los Angeles Public Library: Fashion Plates  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Fashionable sorts will appreciate this collection of historical fashion plates offered up by the Los Angeles Public Library. The collection includes over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines. Visitors to the site can browse through the fashions of the time, and the entire collection is a rather remarkable way to explore the transitions between different periods of dress on both sides of the pond. There isn't a search aid per se, but visitors can use the search engine at the top of the page to look for items by keyword and the like. Additionally, visitors can zoom in on each image for a closer look.

2012-05-25

242

Information about Practicums at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center is the premier facility for neutron science experiments ranging from cross section measurements, neutron scattering experiments, proton radiography, cold neutrons, actinide neutronic properties, and many other exciting topics. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is home to several powerful magnets, including the one that created the first non-destructive 100 Tesla field in March 2012. They probe the electronic structure of superconductors, magnetic properties of materials (including magneto-quantum effects). Research is also conducted in correlated materials, thermoacoustics, and magnetic properties of actinides. The Trident Laser has a unique niche with very high power, short pulse experiments, with a peak power of 10{sup 20} W in short pulse mode. Discoveries range from production of monoenergetic MeV ion beam, nonlinear kinetic plasma waves, the transition between kinetic and fluid nonlinear behavior and other laser-plasma interaction processes.

Bradley, Paul A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-24

243

Factor Loading Estimation Error and Stability Using Exploratory Factor Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is commonly employed to evaluate the factor structure of measures with dichotomously scored items. Generally, only the estimated factor loadings are provided with no reference to significance tests, confidence intervals, and/or estimated factor loading standard errors. This simulation study assessed factor loading…

Sass, Daniel A.

2010-01-01

244

Risk factors for dementia.  

PubMed

Dementia is a complex human disease. The incidence of dementia among the elderly population is rising rapidly worldwide. In the United States, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading type of dementia and was the fifth and eighth leading cause of death in women and men aged > or = 65 years, respectively, in 2003. In Taiwan and many other counties, dementia is a hidden health issue because of its underestimation in the elderly population. In Western countries, the prevalence of AD increases from 1-3% among people aged 60-64 years to 35% among those aged > 85 years. In Taiwan, the prevalence of dementia for people aged > or = 65 years was 2-4% by 2000. Therefore, it is important to identify protective and risk factors for dementia to prevent this disease at an early stage. Several factors are related to dementia, e.g. age, ethnicity, sex, genetic factors, physical activity, smoking, drug use, education level, alcohol consumption, body mass index, comorbidity, and environmental factors. In this review, we focus on studies that have evaluated the association between these factors and the risk of dementia, especially AD and vascular dementia. We also suggest future research directions for researchers in dementia-related fields. PMID:19864195

Chen, Jen-Hau; Lin, Kun-Pei; Chen, Yen-Ching

2009-10-01

245

Psychological Factors in Asthma  

PubMed Central

Asthma has long been considered a condition in which psychological factors have a role. As in many illnesses, psychological variables may affect outcome in asthma via their effects on treatment adherence and symptom reporting. Emerging evidence suggests that the relation between asthma and psychological factors may be more complex than that, however. Central cognitive processes may influence not only the interpretation of asthma symptoms but also the manifestation of measurable changes in immune and physiologic markers of asthma. Furthermore, asthma and major depressive disorder share several risk factors and have similar patterns of dysregulation in key biologic systems, including the neuroendocrine stress response, cytokines, and neuropeptides. Despite the evidence that depression is common in people with asthma and exerts a negative impact on outcome, few treatment studies have examined whether improving symptoms of depression do, in fact, result in better control of asthma symptoms or improved quality of life in patients with asthma. PMID:20525122

2008-01-01

246

DSN human factors project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The project plan was to hold focus groups to identify the factors influencing the ease of use characteristics of software and to bond the problem. A questionnaire survey was conducted to evaluate those factors which were more appropriately measured with that method. The performance oriented factors were analyzed and relationships hypothesized. The hypotheses were put to test in the experimental phase of the project. In summary, the initial analysis indicates that there is an initial performance effect favoring computer controlled dialogue but the advantage fades fast as operators become experienced. The user documentation style is seen to have a significant effect on performance. The menu and prompt command formats are preferred by inexperienced operators. The short form mnemonic is least favored. There is no clear best command format but the short form mnemonic is clearly the worst.

Chafin, R. L.; Martin, T. H.

1980-01-01

247

Factor D Enzyme  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The trauma caused by the open heart surgery often triggers massive inflammation because the immune system overreacts. Factor D, the protein which plays a key role in the biological steps that activate this immune response prevents the imune system from inappropriately rurning out of control, allowing the patient to recover more rapidly. Factor D blockers, with their great potential to alleviate the complication of inflammation associated with heart surgery, are now being developed for clinical trials. These new drugs, developed from space research, should be commercially available as soon as year 2001.

2004-01-01

248

The transcription factor encyclopedia.  

PubMed

Here we present the Transcription Factor Encyclopedia (TFe), a new web-based compendium of mini review articles on transcription factors (TFs) that is founded on the principles of open access and collaboration. Our consortium of over 100 researchers has collectively contributed over 130 mini review articles on pertinent human, mouse and rat TFs. Notable features of the TFe website include a high-quality PDF generator and web API for programmatic data retrieval. TFe aims to rapidly educate scientists about the TFs they encounter through the delivery of succinct summaries written and vetted by experts in the field. TFe is available at http://www.cisreg.ca/tfe. PMID:22458515

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2012-01-01

249

Metric Conversion Factors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Brought to the Web by Washington State Department of Transportation, the Metric Conversion Factors site contains a wealth of helpful physical science and engineering information. As you might guess, all sorts of conversion factors are presented, such as for area, force, hard conversions for construction materials, length, mass, pavement, pipe, plate, power, pressure or stress, reinforcing steel, sheet metal, sieve, symbols, temperature, volume, and several others. Although it's not an online conversion calculator, all of the pages are set up for efficient printing so that students can have the information with them while doing homework.

250

WRKY transcription factors  

PubMed Central

WRKY transcription factors are one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators found exclusively in plants. They have diverse biological functions in plant disease resistance, abiotic stress responses, nutrient deprivation, senescence, seed and trichome development, embryogenesis, as well as additional developmental and hormone-controlled processes. WRKYs can act as transcriptional activators or repressors, in various homo- and heterodimer combinations. Here we review recent progress on the function of WRKY transcription factors in Arabidopsis and other plant species such as rice, potato, and parsley, with a special focus on abiotic, developmental, and hormone-regulated processes. PMID:24492469

Bakshi, Madhunita; Oelmuller, Ralf

2014-01-01

251

Statistics of Velocity Structure in the Los Angeles Area  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With recent advancements in supercomputing, the highest frequency of 3D deterministic earthquake simulations has reached 5-10Hz, the range required by engineers for structural design. However, realistic ground motion estimation at such frequencies assumes complexity of both the earthquake source and surrounding medium on the order of 10-100 m. While such small-scale heterogeneities may significantly affect earthquake ground motions in geologic basins, they are not included in state-of-the-art 3D velocity models, and have no prospect of characterization by direct measurements. Instead, we propose to include statistical models of the small-scale crustal heterogeneities in the 3D velocity models. As a first step toward this goal, we have collected readily available near-surface velocity data, including several datasets. We used direct and indirect Vs30 values as well as shallow and deep downhole velocity logs from oil exploration and geotechnical surveys. We analyze this data using a moving-window variogram method to estimate statistical parameters from the data set assuming a fractal distribution. Our preliminary results show Hurst exponents in the range of 0.05 to 0.3 and vertical correlation lengths of approximately 90-100m. The next step is to validate the observationally-constrained model of near-surface heterogeneities. We simulate 0-5 Hz visco-elastic wave propagation for the 2008 Mw5.4 Chino Hills, CA, earthquake in statistical models superimposed on the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Community Velocity Model (CVM) version 4, and compare the results to strong-motion data. We use a parallel staggered-finite-difference code (AWP-ODC) for the simulations in a 56 km x 40 km section of the Los Angeles basin with a minimum S-wave velocity of 200 m/s. We find amplification/de-amplification of peak ground velocities of approximately up to a factor of two, and that strong motion records provide useful constraints on the parameters of the statistical model. In addition, we find that widely used estimates of anelastic S-wave attenuation for the Los Angeles basin may need to be tuned, when the statistical model is included.

Savran, W. H.; Olsen, K. B.; Jacobsen, B. H.

2013-12-01

252

Environmental analysis of Lower Pueblo/Lower Los Alamos Canyon, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

The radiological survey of the former radioactive waste treatment plant site (TA-45), Acid Canyon, Pueblo Canyon, and Los Alamos Canyon found residual contamination at the site itself and in the channel and banks of Acid, Pueblo, and lower Los Alamos Canyons all the way to the Rio Grande. The largest reservoir of residual radioactivity is in lower Pueblo Canyon, which is on DOE property. However, residual radioactivity does not exceed proposed cleanup criteria in either lower Pueblo or lower Los Alamos Canyons. The three alternatives proposed are (1) to take no action, (2) to construct a sediment trap in lower Pueblo Canyon to prevent further transport of residual radioactivity onto San Ildefonso Indian Pueblo land, and (3) to clean the residual radioactivity from the canyon system. Alternative 2, to cleanup the canyon system, is rejected as a viable alternative. Thousands of truckloads of sediment would have to be removed and disposed of, and this effort is unwarranted by the low levels of contamination present. Residual radioactivity levels, under either present conditions or projected future conditions, will not result in significant radiation doses to persons exposed. Modeling efforts show that future transport activity will not result in any residual radioactivity concentrations higher than those already existing. Thus, although construction of a sediment trap in lower Pueblo Canyon is a viable alternative, this effort also is unwarranted, and the no-action alternative is the preferred alternative.

Ferenbaugh, R.W.; Buhl, T.E.; Stoker, A.K.; Becker, N.M.; Rodgers, J.C.; Hansen, W.R.

1994-12-01

253

The Three Faith Factors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses whether religion can affect health and social welfare and what types of religious influences are most beneficial to the individual and society, identifying three separate but related faith factors: organic religion, programmatic religion, and ecological religion. Examines research on faith-based approaches to social and urban problems.…

DiIulio, John J., Jr.

2002-01-01

254

Factors Affecting Photosynthesis!  

E-print Network

Factors Affecting Photosynthesis! Temperature Eppley (1972) Light Sverdrup's Critical Depth-493, but the general concept is still valid! ! #12;PB opt & Temperature! #12;Photosynthesis & Temperature! Remember: in the laboratory, we can measure photosynthesis versus irradiance (PvsE) and calculate Ek, Pmax, and alpha

Kudela, Raphael M.

255

Factorization and Quarkonium Production  

SciTech Connect

It is possible to extend the formalism for high-pT heavy quarkonium factorization beyond leading power. This extension may be helpful in interpreting the relative roles of octet and singlet channels in the formalism of nonrelativistic QCD (NRQCD). It may enable us to understand the origin of the surprisingly large results for cross sections calculated in the color singlet sector of NRQCD.

Kang, Z.B.; Qiu, J.W.; Sterman, G.

2011-05-01

256

Assessment of Human Factors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Human Factors Engineering, often referred to as Ergonomics, is a science that applies a detailed understanding of human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations to the design, evaluation, and operation of environments, tools, and systems for work and daily living. Human Factors is the investigation, design, and evaluation of equipment, techniques, procedures, facilities, and human interfaces, and encompasses all aspects of human activity from manual labor to mental processing and leisure time enjoyments. In spaceflight applications, human factors engineering seeks to: (1) ensure that a task can be accomplished, (2) maintain productivity during spaceflight, and (3) ensure the habitability of the pressurized living areas. DSO 904 served as a vehicle for the verification and elucidation of human factors principles and tools in the microgravity environment. Over six flights, twelve topics were investigated. This study documented the strengths and limitations of human operators in a complex, multifaceted, and unique environment. By focusing on the man-machine interface in space flight activities, it was determined which designs allow astronauts to be optimally productive during valuable and costly space flights. Among the most promising areas of inquiry were procedures, tools, habitat, environmental conditions, tasking, work load, flexibility, and individual control over work.

Mount, Frances; Foley, Tico

1999-01-01

257

Symmetric factorization Riccati equations  

E-print Network

Symmetric factorization Riccati equations and Bezoutians collaboration with I. Karelin and L. Lerer() - C(I - A)-1B is analytic over the whole complex plane, and · (A, B, C) is minimal. #12;Special case�-invariant subspace is of the form M� = Im X I , where X = X satisfies the algebraic Riccati equation XCCX + X(A - BC

258

A Formula for Factoring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests use of the quadratic formula to build understanding that connections between factors and solutions to equations work both ways. Making use of natural connections among concepts allows students to work more efficiently. Presents four sample problems showing the roots of equations. Messy quadratic equations with rational roots can be solved…

Roebuck, Kay I. Meeks

1997-01-01

259

Factors influencing vaccination uptake  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Current Australian research on factors influencing vaccination was discussed at a workshop held at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, in March 1998, sponsored by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS). The application of decision maki ng theory to vaccination behaviour, the expectations and experiences of mothers, and reasons why parents

Edited Jill M Forrest; Margaret A Burgess; Peter B Mcintyre

260

Factors Affecting Students' Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Determinants of students' performance have been the subject of ongoing debate among educators, academics, and policy makers. There have been many studies that sought to examine this issue and their findings point out to hard work, previous schooling, parents’ education, family income and self motivation as factors that have a significant effect on the students GPA. Most of those studies

Nasri Harb; Ahmed El-Shaarawi

2006-01-01

261

Computing nonnegative tensor factorizations  

E-print Network

Oct 19, 2006 ... Department of Computer Science Technical Report TR-2006-21. October 2006 ... (The better-known nonnegative matrix factorization is a special case of NTF and is also handled by ..... slightly different from what typically appears in the literature

2006-10-18

262

Probabilistic Matrix Factorization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many existing approaches to collaborative filtering can nei ther handle very large datasets nor easily deal with users who have very few ratings. In this paper we present the Probabilistic Matrix Factorization (PMF) model which scales linearly with the number of observations and, more importantly, performs well on the large, sparse, and very imbalanced Netflix dataset. We furth er extend

Ruslan Salakhutdinov; Andriy Mnih

2007-01-01

263

Activating transcription factor 4.  

PubMed

Activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) belongs to the ATF/CREB (activating transcription factor/cyclic AMP response element binding protein) family of basic region-leucine zipper (bZip) transcription factors, which have the consensus binding site cAMP responsive element (CRE). ATF4 has numerous dimerization partners. ATF4 is induced by stress signals including anoxia/hypoxia, endoplasmic reticulum stress, amino acid deprivation, and oxidative stress. ATF4 expression is regulated transcriptionally, translationally via the PERK pathway of eIF2alpha phosphorylation, and posttranslationally by phosphorylation, which targets ATF4 to proteasomal degradation. ATF4 regulates the expression of genes involved in oxidative stress, amino acid synthesis, differentiation, metastasis and angiogenesis. Transgenic studies have demonstrated ATF4 to be involved in hematopoiesis, lens and skeletal development, fertility, proliferation, differentiation, and long-term memory. ATF4 expression is upregulated in cancer. Since ATF4 is induced by tumour microenvironmental factors, and regulates processes relevant to cancer progression, it might serve as a potential therapeutic target in cancer. PMID:17466566

Ameri, Kurosh; Harris, Adrian L

2008-01-01

264

Projectile Motion (factoring quadratics)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use the internet to research values relevant to projectile motion such as acceleration due to gravity and the height of objects. Using the given information students will have to make unit conversions to ensure that all units are the same. They will then solve problems on projectile motion by factoring.

2010-01-01

265

Factors Affecting Photosynthesis!  

E-print Network

4/21/13 1 Factors Affecting Photosynthesis! Temperature Eppley (1972) Light Sverdrup transporters (nutrients) It slows down (curves) because the dark reactions can't process fast enough Light controlled by light and is linear Critical Depth! Given the previous assumptions, the Critical Depth (Zcr

Kudela, Raphael M.

266

Factorization with Uncertainty  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factorization using Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is often used for recovering 3D shape and motion from feature correspondences across multiple views. SVD is powerful at finding the global solution to the associated least-square-error minimization problem. However, this is the correct error to minimize only when the x and y positional errors in the features are uncorrelated and identically distributed. But

P. Anandan; Michal Irani

2002-01-01

267

Affective Factors: Anxiety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Affective factors seem to play a crucial role in success or failure in second language acquisition. Negative attitudes can reduce learners' motivation and harm language learning, while positive attitudes can do the reverse. Discovering students' attitudes about language will help both teacher and student in teaching learning process. Anxiety is…

Tasnimi, Mahshad

2009-01-01

268

javarm: Sexo Y Color En Los Loros Fecha: 24/02/2005  

E-print Network

tropicales) son los animales que más colores suelen presentar. El color en los vertebrados viene producido rentabilidad procreadora. Los carotenoides son pigmentos que en los loros (como en otras especies animales y

McGraw, Kevin J.

269

Chinatown Revisited: Arsenic and the Los Angeles Water Supply  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This quarterly magazine article addresses the presence of arsenic in the Los Angeles water supply, tracing it back to Owens Valley and the development of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. It begins by offering an image-rich history of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and then explains current research in Owens Valley, particularly Hot Creek Gorge. Maps, charts, and graphs are used to illustrate data supporting the involvement of biological activity- primarily microbial- in the oxidation of arsenite As(III). The article concludes with a look at the environmental consequences both arsenic and the Los Angeles Aqueduct have had on Owens Valley.

Hering, Janet; California Institute of Technology, E & S: About Engineering and Science

270

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Museum has three floors of exhibits, featuring the worldâs largest collection of natural gold in the Hall of Gems and Minerals, a dueling T. rex and Triceratops in the Dinosaur Hall, an insect zoo, Discovery Center hands-on activity world, as well as an exhibit featuring the worldâs rarest sharks. Programs include Winter Adventures in Nature offering children Pre-K through grade 8 the opportunity to explore a wide variety of museum topics about Earth's features, creatures and cultures from around the globe. There are classes available for children Pre-K through eighth grade on a wide variety of topics, and a Critter Club for ages three through five. There are group overnight adventures, and Family Fun Days featuring a special theme, from Dinosaurs to Dogs to Spooky Stuff. Interplay is the Museumâs web-based forum that brings the museum experience to life by providing a space for the exchange of ideas, inviting teachers, artists, thinkers, and the community to participate and contribute their thoughts and impressions of special exhibits.

271

The Los Alamos Critical Experiments Facility Program  

SciTech Connect

Critical assemblies of precisely known materials and reproducible and easily calculated geometries have been constructed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory since the 1940s. Initially, these assemblies were built to provide information necessary for the nuclear weapons development effort. Subsequently, intensive studies of the assemblies themselves were undertaken to provide a better understanding of the physics of the fission process and other nuclear reactions in the nuclear materials from which these machine were constructed and in other materials irradiated in these assemblies. Some of these assemblies (notably Jezebel, Flattop, Big Ten, and Godiva) have been used as benchmark assemblies to compare the results of experimental measurements and computations of certain nuclear reaction parameters. These comparisons are used to validate both the input nuclear data and the computational methods. In addition to these normally fueled benchmark assemblies, other assembly machines are fueled periodically to provide specific and detailed results for parameter sensitivity studies for a large number of applications. Some of these machines and their applications are described.

Dowdy, E.J.

1987-01-01

272

The Los Alamos high-brightness photoinjector  

SciTech Connect

For a number of years Los Alamos National Laboratory has been developing photocathode RF guns for high-brightness electron beam applications such as free-electron lasers (FELs). Previously thermionic high-voltage guns have been the source of choice for the electron accelerators used to drive FELs. The performance of such FELs is severely limited by the emittance growth produced by the subharmonic bunching process and also by the low peak current of the source. In a photoinjector, a laser driven photocathode is placed directly in a high-gradient RF accelerating cavity. A photocathode allows unsurpassed control over the current, and the spatial and temporal profile of the beam. In addition the electrodeless emission'' avoids many of the difficulties associated with multi-electrode guns, i.e. the electrons are accelerated very rapidly to relativistic energies, and there are no electrodes to distort the accelerating fields. For the past two years we have been integrating a photocathode into our existing FEL facility by replacing our thermionic gun and subharmonic bunchers with a high-gradient 1.3 GHz photoinjector. The photoinjector, which is approximately 0.6 m in length, produces 6 MeV, 300 A, 15 ps linac, and accelerated to a final energy of 40 MeV. We have recently begun lasing at wavelengths near 3 {mu}m. 16 refs., 2 figs., 5 tabs.

O'Shea, P.G.

1991-01-01

273

Factor VIII/von Willebrand factor has potent lectin activity.  

PubMed

Highly-purified plasma and platelet Factor VIII/von Willebrand Factor had potent lectin activity when measured in a haemagglutination assay. This lectin activity was inhibited by monoclonal and heterologous antibodies to Factor VIII/von Willebrand Factor as well as by hexosamines, mannose and net-positively charged amino acids. PMID:6422929

Booth, W J; Furby, F H; Berndt, M C; Castaldi, P A

1984-01-30

274

Associations Between Ethnic Labels and Substance Use Among Hispanic/Latino Adolescents in Los Angeles  

PubMed Central

Self-identification with ethnic-specific labels may indicate successful ethnic identity formation, which could protect against substance use. Alternatively, it might indicate affiliation with oppositional subcultures, a potential risk factor. This study examined longitudinal associations between ethnic labels and substance use among 1,575 Hispanic adolescents in Los Angeles. Adolescents who identified as Cholo or La Raza in 9th grade were at increased risk of past-month substance use in 11th grade. Associations were similar across gender and were not confounded by socioeconomic status, ethnic identity development, acculturation, or language use. Targeted prevention interventions for adolescents who identify with these subcultures may be warranted. PMID:24779500

Unger, Jennifer B; Thing, James; Soto, Daniel Wood; Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes

2014-01-01

275

Atomic Scattering Factors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Center for X-Ray Optics, these "atomic scattering factors are based upon photoabsorption measurements of elements in their elemental state." These easy-to-use tables allow users to search out atomic scattering factor data by element and look up the x-ray properties of elements, the index of refraction for a compound material, the x-ray attenuation length of a solid, the x-ray transmission of a solid or a gas, and more. Most of the tables are accessed by way of an online query form with variables such as material, density, and photon energy range entered by the user. Most outputs come in plot form for quick viewing, or results may be retrieved as a text or postscript file for use with a personal plotting software.

276

Factorized Diffusion Map Approximation  

PubMed Central

Diffusion maps are among the most powerful Machine Learning tools to analyze and work with complex high-dimensional datasets. Unfortunately, the estimation of these maps from a finite sample is known to suffer from the curse of dimensionality. Motivated by other machine learning models for which the existence of structure in the underlying distribution of data can reduce the complexity of estimation, we study and show how the factorization of the underlying distribution into independent subspaces can help us to estimate diffusion maps more accurately. Building upon this result, we propose and develop an algorithm that can automatically factorize a high dimensional data space in order to minimize the error of estimation of its diffusion map, even in the case when the underlying distribution is not decomposable. Experiments on both the synthetic and real-world datasets demonstrate improved estimation performance of our method over the standard diffusion-map framework. PMID:25309676

Amizadeh, Saeed; Valizadegan, Hamed; Hauskrecht, Milos

2013-01-01

277

Tissue factor and cancer  

PubMed Central

Summary The hemostatic system is involved in multiple interactions with transformed cells that progress from a dormant, non-vascularized tumor to highly metastatic phenotypes. Oncogenic transformations up regulate not only the initiator of the coagulation cascade, tissue factor (TF), but also induce other molecules that are required for TF’s direct cell signaling activity, including the protease activated receptor (PAR) 2 and factor VIIa. TF-dependent signaling is a major driver for primary tumor progression, whereas TF-initiated coagulation and other components of the hemostatic system support metastasis. Basic research continues to identify pivotal molecular interactions in these processes and provides potential leads for targeting specific tumor promoting pathways associated with hemostasis and thrombosis. PMID:23026674

Ruf, Wolfram

2013-01-01

278

Power factor controllers  

SciTech Connect

The power factor controller (PFC) is a solid state electronic device that reduces excessive energy waste in ac induction motors. The significance of the PFC lies in the fact that nearly a billion induction motors are used daily. The PFC is applicable to both single phase and three phase induction motors. Since it is connected to the power lines of the motor and requires no modification to the motor itself, it may be applied to existing motors as well as to new installations.

Not Available

1982-01-01

279

Factor Trail Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this math game, learners identify the factors of a number to earn points. The score sheet used for this game provides a built-in assessment tool that teachers can use to check their students' understanding. This game also provides an opportunity for cooperative learning--learners check one another's work before points are awarded. This lesson guide includes questions for learners, assessment options, extensions, and reflection questions.

Vennebush., G. P.

2008-01-01

280

R-Factor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The amount of energy used in a home is greatly impacted by the type of materials used in constructing the home. In particular, the thermal conductivity of the materials will affect how quickly heat is allowed to enter or leave the home. In this hands-on activity, students will measure the ability of various materials to resist heat flow (R-factor) by placing a light bulb inside boxes made of the materials and monitoring the temperatures both inside and outside.

Pratte, John

2008-12-11

281

The malingering factor.  

PubMed

The influence of malingering and suboptimal performance on neuropsychological tests has become a major interest of clinical neuropsychologists. Methods to detect malingering have focused on specialized tests or embedded patterns associated with malingering present in the conventional neuropsychology tests. There are two stages to the study of their validity. The first stage involves whether the method can discriminate malingering subjects from those who are not malingering. In the second stage, they must be examined for their relationship to the conventional tests used to establish impairment and disability. Constantinou, Bauer, Ashendorf, Fisher, and McCaffrey (2005. Is poor performance on recognition memory effort measures indicative of generalized poor performance on neuropsychological tests? Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20, 191-198.) conducted the only study in which correlations are presented between a commonly used symptom validity test, the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) and the subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R). A factor analysis was conducted using these correlations. It revealed a clear malingering factor that explained significant variance in the TOMM and the WAIS-R subtests. The relationship of malingering with cognitive tests is complex: some tests are sensitive to malingering and others are not. Factor analysis can summarize the magnitude of variance associated with each test and reveal the patterns of inter-relationships between malingering and clinical tests. The analysis also suggested that malingering assessment methods could be improved by the addition of timing the responses. PMID:21345930

Williams, J Michael

2011-04-01

282

Human Factors Review Plan  

SciTech Connect

''Human Factors'' is concerned with the incorporation of human user considerations into a system in order to maximize human reliability and reduce errors. This Review Plan is intended to assist in the assessment of human factors conditions in existing DOE facilities. In addition to specifying assessment methodologies, the plan describes techniques for improving conditions which are found to not adequately support reliable human performance. The following topics are addressed: (1) selection of areas for review describes techniques for needs assessment to assist in selecting and prioritizing areas for review; (2) human factors engineering review is concerned with optimizing the interfaces between people and equipment and people and their work environment; (3) procedures review evaluates completeness and accuracy of procedures, as well as their usability and management; (4) organizational interface review is concerned with communication and coordination between all levels of an organization; and (5) training review evaluates training program criteria such as those involving: trainee selection, qualification of training staff, content and conduct of training, requalification training, and program management.

Paramore, B.; Peterson, L.R. (eds.)

1985-12-01

283

Fano factor estimation.  

PubMed

Fano factor is one of the most widely used measures of variability of spike trains. Its standard estimator is the ratio of sample variance to sample mean of spike counts observed in a time window and the quality of the estimator strongly depends on the length of the window. We investigate this dependence under the assumption that the spike train behaves as an equilibrium renewal process. It is shown what characteristics of the spike train have large effect on the estimator bias. Namely, the effect of refractory period is analytically evaluated. Next, we create an approximate asymptotic formula for the mean square error of the estimator, which can also be used to find minimum of the error in estimation from single spike trains. The accuracy of the Fano factor estimator is compared with the accuracy of the estimator based on the squared coefficient of variation. All the results are illustrated for spike trains with gamma and inverse Gaussian probability distributions of interspike intervals. Finally, we discuss possibilities of how to select a suitable observation window for the Fano factor estimation. PMID:24245675

Rajdl, Kamil; Lansky, Petr

2014-02-01

284

Waste characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Most industries generate limited types of solid wastes of a result of their manufacturing processes. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a research and development facility, generates a large variety of solid wastes, some exotic. Over 50,000 distinct waste streams are currently generated in the 43 square mile area defining LANL. These wastes include refuse, medical, infectious, hazardous, radioactive, and mixed wastes. LANL is subject to federal and State oversight on matters concerning management of solid wastes. In order to assure regulatory agencies such as the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the Laboratory is properly managing and disposing all solid wastes. LANL has undertaken an extensive waste characterization program to identify sources and ultimate disposition of all solid wastes. Given the number of solid waste streams expected, LANL has taken a two-pronged approach to characterizing wastes: (a) physical identification of all sources of solid wastes including interviews with waste generators; and (b) characterization of wastes from the point of generation. The former approach consists of canvassing all structures within the LANL complex, interviewing waste generators, and identifying sources of waste generation. Data gathered by these interviews are compiled in a database in order to identify the types and rates of waste generation and correct mismanagement of wastes identified during the interviews. The latter approach consists of characterizing all solid wastes which are controlled administratively or subject to stricter controls than municipal solid wastes (i.e., infectious, hazardous, radioactive, and mixed wastes). This characterization forms the basis by which LANL will manage solid waste in accordance to NMED/EPA regulations and US Department of Energy Orders. 8 refs., 3 figs.

Corpion, J.C.; Grieggs, A.R.

1991-01-01

285

Roberto Gutierrez and the Art of Mapping Latino Los Angeles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chicano artist Roberto Gutierrez is one of the most important artists to come out of the East Los Angeles artistic boom of the early 1970s. Gutierrez's life and the significance of his work to the evolving Chicano artistic narrative about Latino life and aesthetics in Los Angeles are discussed.

Orozco, Jose

2004-01-01

286

La salud de los pueblos indgenas de Mxico  

E-print Network

La salud de los pueblos indígenas de México Carlos Zolla M�XICO 2007 La salud de los pueblos notablemente rica flora médica (la segunda o tercera del mundo) y una importante medicina tradicional y

Islas, León

287

The Economic Impact of the Los Angeles Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report addresses the impact of the Los Angeles Community Colleges on the Los Angeles region. Several elements make up the total effect of an educational institution on the economy of the surrounding area: total district expenditures; the amount spent by students to support their education; and the effect of community college education on the…

Kelly, Dexter

288

Glitches in Los Angeles Payroll System Spark Furor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thousands of Los Angeles teachers have not been paid properly for months because of errors in a corporate-style payroll system that was introduced in January as part of a sweeping, $95 million computer modernization. The Los Angeles Unified School District acknowledges that the payroll system's rollout was rushed and tainted by numerous…

Trotter, Andrew

2007-01-01

289

PROYECTO FIN DE CARRERA Sntesis de los problemas ambientales derivados  

E-print Network

RESUMEN Se ha realizado una síntesis crítica dirigida a estudiar y señalar los posibles impactos oceánica; salinización; sobrexplotación; turismo; Testudo graeca; urbanismo. #12;PFC: Síntesis de los

Seoane, Javier

290

Los hijos del terremoto: Imágenes de un recuerdo  

E-print Network

, escapados de los pogroms, que llegaron a América buscando el paraíso. ¿Qué clase de negocio era para ellos el paraíso? Nunca lo supieron, porque el terre moto del absurdo los arrastró al campo a arar esta tierra que no entendían mientras elevaban salmos...

Dauster, Frank

1988-10-01

291

Los testigos de Jehová y el consentimiento informado  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN Los testigos de Jehová son una joven asocia- ción religiosa mundial dirigida por Watchtower Society de Nueva York, cuyos preceptos es- tán fundamentados ad pedem literae en la Bi- blia, pero con interpretaciones originales y connotaciones sectarias. La prohibición a ser transfundidos es una norma propia, actualmente vigente y que los distingue, condicionando anta- gonismos con el área médica.

Pimentel Pérez; Hospital General de Zona; Calzada Benito Juárez

292

TABLA DE ADAPTACIN DERECHO DE LOS NEGOCIOS Y LITIGACIN INTERNACIONAL  

E-print Network

TABLA DE ADAPTACI�N DERECHO DE LOS NEGOCIOS Y LITIGACI�N INTERNACIONAL Plan Antiguo (Máster Oficial Derecho de los Negocios y Litigación Internacional) RD 56/2005 Plan Nuevo (Máster Universitario en Derecho

Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

293

La deforestación y los derechos de propiedad en América Latina  

Microsoft Academic Search

En el presente documento se analiza la vinculación entre los derechos de propiedad y la deforestación en América Latina. Según ese análisis, hay dos esferas separadas en que las cuestiones relacionadas con la tenencia inciden sobre el interés en el desmonte, a saber, la seguridad de los derechos de propiedad individual sobre las tierras agrícolas establecidas y sus efectos sobre

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo; Thomas Kelly

1999-01-01

294

Analysis of Los Angeles Photochemical Smog Data: A Statistical Overview  

Microsoft Academic Search

A research project has been under way to investigate air pollution problems in Los Angeles County with the help of the data supplied by the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District. These data consist of measurements of primary pollutants such as nitric oxide, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and particu-lates, and secondary pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen dioxide,

G. C. Tiao; G. E. P. Box; W. J. Hamming

1975-01-01

295

Los Angeles Tries Luring Back Dropouts via Social Networks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports that education leaders in Los Angeles, faced with unrelenting pressure to raise anemic high school graduation rates, are turning to YouTube, MySpace, text messaging, and the radio waves to reach students at risk of dropping out of school and lure back thousands who have already left. The Los Angeles Unified School…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2007-01-01

296

Cerebral Ischemia: New Risk Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stroke is a disease with well-defined modifiable risk factors such as arterial hypertension, smoking, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and atrial fibrillation. The need of new risk factors is based on the fact that only half the cardiovascular disease risk is explained by conventional risk factors. Inflammatory markers, infection, homocysteine and sleep-disordered breathing rank as the four most important new risk factors in

Jaime Diaz; Angel P. Sempere

2004-01-01

297

Journal Information Journal Impact Factor  

E-print Network

Journal Information Journal Impact Factor 5-Year Journal Impact Factor Journal Self Cites Journal Immediacy Index Journal Cited Half-Life 2012 JCR Science Edition Journal: CZECHOSLOVAK MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL Mark Journal Title ISSN Total Cites Impact Factor 5-Year Impact Factor Immediacy Index Citable Items

Krejcí, Pavel

298

Risk Factors for Eating Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors review research on risk factors for eating disorders, restricting their focus to studies in which clear precedence of the hypothesized risk factor over onset of the disorder is established. They illustrate how studies of sociocultural risk factors and biological factors have progressed on parallel tracks and propose that major advances…

Striegel-Moore, Ruth H.; Bulik, Cynthia M.

2007-01-01

299

Risk Factors for Eating Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors review research on risk factors for eating disorders, restricting their focus to studies in which clear precedence of the hypothesized risk factor over onset of the disorder is established. They illustrate how studies of sociocultural risk factors and biological factors have progressed on parallel tracks and propose that major advances in understanding the etiology of eating disorders require

Ruth H. Striegel-Moore; Cynthia M. Bulik

2007-01-01

300

Activation of human factor V by factor Xa and thrombin  

SciTech Connect

The activation of human factor V by factor Xa and thrombin was studied by functional assessment of cofactor activity and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polycarylamide gel electrophoresis followed by either autoradiography of {sup 125}I-labeled factor V activation products or Western blot analyses of unlabeled factor V activation products. Cofactor activity was measured by the ability of the factor V/Va peptides to support the activation of prothrombin. The factor Xa catalyzed cleavage of factor V was observed to be time, phospholipid, and calcium ion dependent, yielding a cofactor with activity equal to that of thrombin-activated factor V (factor Va). The cleavage pattern differed markedly from the one observed in the bovine system. The factor Xa activated factor V subunits expressing cofactor activity were isolated and found to consist of peptides of M{sub r} 220,000 and 105,000. Although thrombin cleaved the M{sub r} 220,000 peptide to yield peptides previously shown to be products of thrombin activation, cofactor activity did not increase. N-Terminal sequence analysis confirmed that both factor Xa and thrombin cleave factor V at the same bond to generate the M{sub r} 220,000 peptide. The factor Xa dependent functional assessment of {sup 125}I-labeled factor V coupled with densitometric analyses of the cleavage products indicated that the cofactor activity of factor Xa activated factor V closely paralleled the appearance of the M{sub r} 220,000 peptide. The data indicate that factor Xa is as efficient an enzyme toward factor V as thrombin.

Monkovic, D.D.; Tracy, P.B. (Univ. of Vermont, Burlington (USA))

1990-02-06

301

Factores determinantes del tamaño del Sector no Lucrativo en las Comunidades Autónomas españolas\\/Determinant factors for the Size of the Nonprofit Sector in the Spanish regions  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este trabajo se analizan los factores determinantes del tamaño del Sector No Lucrativo en las Comunidades Autónomas españolas, a partir de las hipótesis que se derivan de las aportaciones teóricas más relevantes de la literatura económica en este ámbito. Para ello se realiza un análisis econométrico multivariante que somete a contraste las hipótesis propuestas por la teoría económica para

BEATRIZ CALDERON MILLÁN

2008-01-01

302

Forest surveys and wildfire assessment in the Los Alamos Region; 1998-1999  

SciTech Connect

To better understand the structural characteristics of vegetation in the Los Alamos region, the authors conducted two years of field surveys and associated analyses. This report introduces field methods, lists the summarized field data, and discusses the results of preliminary spatial analyses. During 1998 and 1999, seventy-six terrestrial plant communities were sampled for topographic characteristics, soil surface features, and vegetational conditions. A nested, randomized design was used to select the plot locations and to guide the sampling of the plot. The samples included a variety of fuel types, including surface fuels and ground fuels, shrubby and small tree fuels, and overstory fuels. Species composition data were also collected. The fuels data were summarized by vegetation type and evaluated for the topographic and spatial relationships of major field categories. The results of these analyses indicate that many of the fuels categories depend on topographic factors in a linear and curvilinear fashion. In particular, middle elevations within the Los Alamos region tend to support more surface fuels and ground fuels, whereas large-diameter trees are most dense at higher elevations and are specific to community types at these elevations. Small-diameter trees occur in more dense stands at lower and middle elevations and on specific soil and topographic conditions. Areas that burned in 1954 were found to be relatively free of fuels. The implications are that the western portions of the Los Alamos region are at risk from wildfire during dry, summer periods.

Randy G. Balice; Jay D. Miller; Brian P. Oswald; Carl Edminster; Stephen R. Yool

2000-06-01

303

Fault zone regulation, seismic hazard, and social vulnerability in Los Angeles, California: Hazard or urban amenity?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Public perception and regulation of environmental hazards are important factors in the development and configuration of cities. Throughout California, probabilistic seismic hazard mapping and geologic investigations of active faults have spatially quantified earthquake hazard. In Los Angeles, these analyses have informed earthquake engineering, public awareness, the insurance industry, and the government regulation of developments near faults. Understanding the impact of natural hazards regulation on the social and built geography of cities is vital for informing future science and policy directions. We constructed a relative social vulnerability index classification for Los Angeles to examine the social condition within regions of significant seismic hazard, including areas regulated as Alquist-Priolo (AP) Act earthquake fault zones. Despite hazard disclosures, social vulnerability is lowest within AP regulatory zones and vulnerability increases with distance from them. Because the AP Act requires building setbacks from active faults, newer developments in these zones are bisected by parks. Parcel-level analysis demonstrates that homes adjacent to these fault zone parks are the most valuable in their neighborhoods. At a broad scale, a Landsat-based normalized difference vegetation index shows that greenness near AP zones is greater than the rest of the metropolitan area. In the parks-poor city of Los Angeles, fault zone regulation has contributed to the construction of park space within areas of earthquake hazard, thus transforming zones of natural hazard into amenities, attracting populations of relatively high social status, and demonstrating that the distribution of social vulnerability is sometimes more strongly tied to amenities than hazards.

Toké, Nathan A.; Boone, Christopher G.; Arrowsmith, J. Ramón

2014-09-01

304

Club Drug Use in Los Angeles among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men  

PubMed Central

Little is known about young men who have sex with men's use of club drugs and the risk factors associated with such use. A structured survey was administered in 2005 to 496 young men who were 18-22 years old (40% were 18-19 years old); self-identified as with a same-sex sexuality (83%), bisexual (16%), and/or had had sex with a man (97%); Caucasian (35%), African American (24%), and Latino of Mexican descent (40%). Subjects were recruited from gay-identified venues in Los Angeles, California using a venue-based probability sampling design. Descriptive statistics revealed a high prevalence of drug and club drug use. Regression analyses revealed risk factors associated with recent club drug use, including place of residence, religiosity, disclosure of sexuality to family, frequency of attendance at bars/clubs, and involvement in sexual exchange and the street economy. Limitations and implications of this research are discussed. PMID:17934992

Kipke, Michele D.; Weiss, George; Ramirez, Marizen; Dorey, Fred; Ritt-Olson, Anamara; Iverson, Ellen; Ford, Wesley

2008-01-01

305

The Los Angeles Riots Revisited: The Changing Face of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Challenge for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a brief history of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), including an analysis of the demographic shifts and the tensions between the African American and Korean American communities at the time of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The article includes my own experiences teaching high school English during the…

Davis, Donna M.

2007-01-01

306

MSW Social Work Experience 1995-97. Los Angeles County Mental Health, Los Angeles, Ca. Evaluation of AB3632,  

E-print Network

1 MSW Social Work Experience Consultant 1995-97. Los Angeles County Mental Health, Los Angeles, Ca consisting mainly of skid row alcoholics who were overflow from the main county hospital. MSW Social Work care center for their children. Prior to MSW Social Work 11973-1976. Casemanagement. L.A. County Health

Ahmad, Sajjad

307

Neutron quality factor  

SciTech Connect

Both the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) have recommended that the radiation quality weighting factor for neutrons (Q{sub n}, or the corresponding new modifying factor, w{sub R}) be increased by a value of two for most radiation protection practices. This means an increase in the recommended value for Q{sub n} from a nominal value of 10 to a nominal value of 20. This increase may be interpreted to mean that the biological effectiveness of neutrons is two times greater than previously thought. A decision to increase the value of Q{sub n} will have a major impact on the regulations and radiation protection programs of Federal agencies responsible for the protection of radiation workers. Therefore, the purposes of this report are: (1) to examine the general concept of {open_quotes}quality factor{close_quotes} (Q) in radiation protection and the rationale for the selection of specific values of Q{sub n}; and (2) to make such recommendations to the Federal agencies, as appropriate. This report is not intended to be an exhaustive review of the scientific literature on the biological effects of neutrons, with the aim of defending a particular value for Q{sub n}. Rather, the working group examined the technical issues surrounding the current recommendations of scientific advisory bodies on this matter, with the aim of determining if these recommendations should be adopted by the Federal agencies. Ultimately, the group concluded that there was no compelling basis for a change in Q{sub n}. The report was prepared by Federal scientists working under the auspices of the Science Panel of the Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination (CIRRPC).

NONE

1995-06-01

308

Milestones and impact factors.  

PubMed

Environmental Health has just received its first Impact Factor by Thomson ISI. At a level of 2.48, this achievement is quite satisfactory and places Environmental Health in the top 25% of environmental science journals. When the journal was launched in 2002, it was still unclear whether the Open Access publishing model could be made into a viable commercial enterprise within the biomedical field. During the past eight years, Open Access journals have become widely available, although still covering only about 15% of journal titles. Major funding agencies and institutions, including prominent US universities, now require that researchers publish in Open Access journals. Because of the profound role of scientific journals for the sharing of results and communication between researchers, the advent of Open Access may be of as much significance as the transition from handwriting to printing via moveable type. As Environmental Health is an electronic Open Access journal, the numbers of downloads at the journal website can be retrieved. The top-20 list of articles most frequently accessed shows that all of them have been downloaded over 10,000 times. Back in 2002, the first article published was accessed only 49 times during the following month. A year later, the server had over 1,000 downloads per month, and now the total number of monthly downloads approaches 50,000. These statistics complement the Impact Factor and confirm the viability of Open Access in our field of research. The advent of digital media and its decentralized mode of distribution - the internet - have dramatically changed the control and financing of scientific information dissemination, while facilitating peer review, accelerating editorial handling, and supporting much needed transparency. Both the meaning and means of "having an impact" are therefore changing, as will the degree and way in which scientific journals remain "factors" in that impact. PMID:20615249

Ozonoff, David M; Grandjean, Philippe

2010-01-01

309

Factors and Multiples Puzzle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This puzzle, played with cards on a board (downloadable file), provides an interesting context in which students can apply their knowledge of number properties. Students attempt to arrange 25 numbers and 10 property headings into a 5 by 5 grid so that each number satisfies two conditions. Properties addressed include primes, square and triangular numbers, specific sets of multiples and factors, and parity. It can be worked individually or in small groups cooperatively. The Teachers' Notes page offers suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, and links to an article, "Using Games in the Classroom" (catalogued separately).

2010-02-01

310

Nucleon elastic form factors  

SciTech Connect

The nucleon form factors are still the subject of active investigation even after an experimental effort spanning 50 years. This is because they are of critical importance to our understanding of the electromagnetic properties of nuclei and provide a unique testing ground for QCD motivated models of nucleon structure. Progress in polarized beams, polarized targets and recoil polarimetry have allowed an important and precise set of data to be collected over the last decade. I will review the experimental status of elastic electron scattering from the nucleon along with an outlook for future progress.

D. Day

2007-03-01

311

Human factors: Aeronautics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of the Aeronautics Human Factors Research and Technology program are to provide the technology base and capability to design effective crew-cockpit systems and to advance solutions to human problems affecting air transport and rotorcraft effectiveness and safety. Advanced automation technologies, information display capabilities under computer control, and concern for the effects of human error in flight operations are elements which drive the directions of the program. Thus, the program has four thrusts: flight management, human engineering methods, rotorcraft, and subsonic transports.

Jenkins, James P.

1988-01-01

312

The atrial natriuretic factor.  

PubMed Central

In less than three years since the rapid and potent natriuretic response to intravenous injection of atrial myocardial extract in rats was reported the factor responsible for the diuretic, natriuretic, and vasodilating activity of the atrial homogenates was isolated, its chemical structure elucidated, and its total synthesis achieved. Also the cDNA and the gene encoding for the atrial natriuretic factor in mice, rats, and man have been cloned and the chromosomal site identified. The major effects of this hormone are vasodilatation, prevention and inhibition of the contraction induced by noradrenaline and angiotensin II, diuresis, and natriuresis associated in most instances with a pronounced increase in glomerular filtration rate and filtration fraction, inhibition of aldosterone secretion, and considerable stimulation of particulate guanylate cyclase activity. High density specific binding sites have been demonstrated in the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex, in the renal glomeruli, and in the collecting ducts, and in the brain areas involved in the regulation of blood pressure and of sodium and water (AV3V region, subfornical organ, nucleus tractus solitarius, area postrema). Images Fig 1 Fig 5 PMID:2945572

Genest, J

1986-01-01

313

Immunopurified clotting factor concentrates.  

PubMed

Monoclonally purified factor concentrates have been available for hemophilia treatment since the late 1980's. They are biochemically characterized by a high-degree of clotting factor (FVIII or FIX) purification and by the virtual lack of contaminants (immunoglobulins, fibrinogen and fibronectin). The purification procedure sharply reduces the viral load and increases the safety of the concentrate because of the viral inactivation procedures. Viral safety is demonstrated by prospective studies in previously untreated patients as well as by the huge amount of concentrates produced and used so far without reports of untoward side effects. Monoclonal concentrates are also safe in terms of inhibitor production: they do not elicit the appearance of inhibitors to either FVIII or FIX with increased frequency, as shown by data in published prospective studies. Prospective studies have recently demonstrated that the long-term administration of these high purity concentrates does not exert any side effects on the immune system in HIV-positive hemophiliacs. The FIX concentrate is also extremely safe in terms of thrombotic complications: the highly pure FIX does not activate blood coagulation. It has been shown that the monoclonally purified FIX concentrate caused no thrombotic events in high-risk surgical patients who had previously experienced such complications while on Prothrombin Complex Concentrates. PMID:8177718

Mariani, G; Di Nucci, G D; Arcieri, P

1994-01-01

314

SARSCEST (human factors)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

People interact with the processes and products of contemporary technology. Individuals are affected by these in various ways and individuals shape them. Such interactions come under the label 'human factors'. To expand the understanding of those to whom the term is relatively unfamiliar, its domain includes both an applied science and applications of knowledge. It means both research and development, with implications of research both for basic science and for development. It encompasses not only design and testing but also training and personnel requirements, even though some unwisely try to split these apart both by name and institutionally. The territory includes more than performance at work, though concentration on that aspect, epitomized in the derivation of the term ergonomics, has overshadowed human factors interest in interactions between technology and the home, health, safety, consumers, children and later life, the handicapped, sports and recreation education, and travel. Two aspects of technology considered most significant for work performance, systems and automation, and several approaches to these, are discussed.

Parsons, H. Mcilvaine

1988-01-01

315

Photochemical aging of volatile organic compounds in the Los Angeles basin: Weekday-weekend effect  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the CalNex (California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change) field study in May-June 2010, measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were performed in the Los Angeles (LA) basin onboard a NOAA research aircraft and at a ground site located in Pasadena. A weekday-weekend effect in ozone, caused by lower NOx emissions due to reduced diesel truck traffic in the weekends, has been previously observed in Los Angeles and other cities. Measurements in the Caldecott tunnel show that emission ratios of VOCs do not vary with the day of the week, but measurements during CalNex2010 show a VOC weekday-weekend effect through faster photochemical processing at lower ambient NOx mixing ratios. Ambient VOC enhancement ratios of long-lived species such as benzene are the same between weekdays and weekends, whereas enhancement ratios of short-lived species, such as trimethyl benzene, are up to a factor of three lower on weekends. Based upon the observed differences in VOC enhancement ratios to CO, we determine that photochemical processing was on average 65%-75% faster on weekends during CalNex2010, which indicates that ambient OH radical concentrations were larger by this factor causing the observed change in VOC composition. A box model calculation based on the Master Chemical Mechanism was used to verify the increase in photochemical processing in the weekends.

Warneke, Carsten; Gouw, Joost A.; Edwards, Peter M.; Holloway, John S.; Gilman, Jessica B.; Kuster, William C.; Graus, Martin; Atlas, Elliot; Blake, Don; Gentner, Drew R.; Goldstein, Allen H.; Harley, Robert A.; Alvarez, Sergio; Rappenglueck, Bernhard; Trainer, Michael; Parrish, David D.

2013-05-01

316

Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys. The intervening and adjacent mountains are generally too rugged for much urban development. This in large part because the mountains are 'young', meaning they are still building (and eroding) in this seismically active (earthquake prone) region.

Earthquake faults commonly lie between the mountains and the lowlands. The San Andreas fault, the largest fault in California, likewise divides the very rugged San Gabriel Mountains from the low-relief Mojave Desert, thus forming a straight topographic boundary between the top center and lower right corner of the image. We present two versions of this perspective image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM): one with and one without a graphic overlay that maps faults that have been active in Late Quaternary times (white lines). The fault database was provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.

For the annotated version of this image, please select Figure 1, below: [figure removed for brevity, see original site] (Large image: 2 mB jpeg)

The Landsat image used here was acquired on May 4, 2001, about seven weeks before the summer solstice, so natural terrain shading is not particularly strong. It is also not especially apparent given a view direction (northwest) nearly parallel to the sun illumination (shadows generally fall on the backsides of mountains). Consequently, topographic shading derived from the SRTM elevation model was added to the Landsat image, with a false sun illumination from the left (southwest). This synthetic shading enhances the appearance of the topography.

Landsat has been providing visible and infrared views of the Earth since 1972. SRTM elevation data matches the 30-meter (98-foot) resolution of most Landsat images and substantially helps in analyzing the large and growing Landsat image archive. This Landsat 7 Thematic Mapper image was provided to the SRTM project by the United States Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Elevation data used in this image was acquired by the SRTM aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, launched on Feb. 11, 2000. SRTM used the same radar instrument that comprised the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) that flew twice on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994. SRTM was designed to collect 3-D measurements of the Earth's surface. To collect the 3-D data, engineers added a 60-meter (approximately 200-foot) mast, installed additional C-band and X-band antennas, and improved tracking and navigation devices. The mission is a cooperative project between NASA, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) of the U.S. Department of Defense and the German and Italian space agencies. It is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., for NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, Washington, D.C.

Size: View width 134 kilometers (83 miles); view distance 150 kilometers (93 miles) Location: 34.3 degrees North latitude, 118.4 degrees West longitude Orientation: View west-northwest, 1.8 X vertical exaggeration Image Data: Landsat Bands 3, 2+4, 1 as red, green, blue, respectively Original Data Resolution: SRTM 1 arcsecond (30 meters or 98 feet), Landsat 30 meters (98 feet) Graphic Data: earthquake faults active in Late Quaternary times Date Acquired: February 2000 (SRTM), May 4, 2001 (Landsat).

2002-01-01

317

Imaginacion e identidad: los personajes de Juan Tovar  

E-print Network

se vuelve ambiguo: no se puede saber quien es, con quien habla, ni cuando vive. Asi en esta novela los dos pianos de la realidad externa e interna se aproximan. Su novela inedita, Criatura de un dia, sigue cata tendencia y, segun Tovar, los... fantasias in- fantiles. Cecilia, una nina de siete anos, va a pasar tres dias en casa de su abuela, quien al darse cuenta de la "ignorancia" de Cecilia en cuanto a la religion, de- cide llevarla al catecismo y ensenarle los rezos y ri- tos que debe...

Dennis, Susan Michele

2012-06-07

318

Smog chamber simulation of Los Angeles pollutant transport  

SciTech Connect

A smog chamber study simulated pollutant transport from Los Angeles to downwind areas by irradiating a typical Los Angeles hydrocarbon/nitrogen oxides mixture for extended periods of time. Smog chamber experiments were extended to 22 hr to obtain an integrated light intensity equal to that which occurs in this city. Results show that downwind oxidant levels are only slightly affected by large changes in emissions of nitrogen oxides. However, it is clear that reduced emissions will lead to an increase in oxidant in downtown Los Angeles. (6 graphs, 9 references, 1 table)

Glasson, W.A.

1981-06-01

319

Determining the Number of Factors in Approximate Factor Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we develop some statistical theory for factor models of large dimen- sions. The focus is the determination of the number of factors, which is an unresolved issue in the rapidly growing literature on multifactor models. We propose a panel Cp criterion and show that the number of factors can be consistently estimated using the criterion. The theory

Jushan Bai; Serena Ng

2002-01-01

320

Propuesta de un m‚todo para la elecci¢n de buenas alternativas para la localizaci¢n de empresas de reciclaje de RAEE en Espa¤a  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ante la necesidad de Espa¤a de instalar nuevas empresas de reciclaje de RAEE, este trabajo proporciona a los agentes decisores una ordenaci¢n de los principales municipios espa¤oles seg£n su apropiabilidad para la instalaci¢n de estas empresas. Desarrolla un procedimiento que consiste en la identificaci¢n de los factores relevantes que deben tenerse en cuenta y en la posterior aplicaci¢n de una

Dolores Queiruga; Javier Gonz lez Benito; Grit Walther; Thomas Spengler

2004-01-01

321

Psychosomatic factors in pruritus.  

PubMed

Pruritus and psyche are intricately and reciprocally related, with psychophysiological evidence and psychopathological explanations helping us to understand their complex association. Their interaction may be conceptualized and classified into 3 groups: pruritic diseases with psychiatric sequelae, pruritic diseases aggravated by psychosocial factors, and psychiatric disorders causing pruritus. Management of chronic pruritus is directed at treating the underlying causes and adopting a multidisciplinary approach to address the dermatologic, somatosensory, cognitive, and emotional aspects. Pharmcotherapeutic agents that are useful for chronic pruritus with comorbid depression and/or anxiety comprise selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mirtazapine, tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline and doxepin), and anticonvulsants (gabapentin, pregabalin); the role of neurokinin receptor-1 antagonists awaits verification. Antipsychotics are required for treating itch and formication associated with schizophrenia and delusion of parasitosis (including Morgellons disease). PMID:23245971

Tey, Hong Liang; Wallengren, Joanna; Yosipovitch, Gil

2013-01-01

322

Psychosomatic factors in pruritus  

PubMed Central

Pruritus and psyche are intricately and reciprocally related, with psychophysiological evidence and psychopathological explanations helping us to understand their complex association. Their interaction may be conceptualized and classified into 3 groups: pruritic diseases with psychiatric sequelae, pruritic diseases aggravated by psychosocial factors, and psychiatric disorders causing pruritus. Management of chronic pruritus is directed at treating the underlying causes and adopting a multidisciplinary approach to address the dermatologic, somatosensory, cognitive, and emotional aspects. Pharmcotherapeutic agents that are useful for chronic pruritus with comorbid depression and/or anxiety comprise selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mirtazapine, tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline and doxepin), and anticonvulsants (gabapentin, pregabalin); the role of neurokinin receptor-1 antagonists awaits verification. Antipsychotics are required for treating itch and formication associated with schizophrenia and delusion of parasitosis (including Morgellons disease). PMID:23245971

Tey, Hong Liang; Wallengren, Joanna; Yosipovitch, Gil

2013-01-01

323

The construct validation of an instrument based on students university choice and their perceptions of professor effectiveness and academic reputation at the University of Los Andes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the construct validation of an instrument based on students university choice and their perceptions of professor effectiveness and academic reputation at the University of Los Andes (ULA). Moreover, a comparative analysis was carried out to determine how the selected factors that influence the students decisions and perceptions differ according to student demographic

Josefa Maria Montilla

2004-01-01

324

Potential impacts of climate change on tropospheric ozone in California: a preliminary episodic modeling assessment of the Los Angeles basin and the Sacramento valley  

SciTech Connect

In this preliminary and relatively short modeling effort, an initial assessment is made for the potential air quality implications of climate change in California. The focus is mainly on the effects of changes in temperature and related meteorological and emission factors on ozone formation. Photochemical modeling is performed for two areas in the state: the Los Angeles Basin and the Sacramento Valley.

Taha, Haider

2001-01-01

325

Risk factors for hypospadias.  

PubMed

Despite being one of the most common congenital defects in boys, the etiology of hypospadias remains largely unknown. In this case-referent study, we evaluated a wide spectrum of potential risk factors for hypospadias. Cases were identified from the hospital information system, and referents were recruited through the parents of the cases. Both parents of cases and referents completed written questionnaires that they received through the mail. Logistic regression analyses were used to assess the independent contribution of different factors to the risk of hypospadias. The final database included 583 cases and 251 referents. Hypospadias more often occurred in children whose father had hypospadias (OR=9.7; 95%CI: 1.3-74.0) and in children with a low birth weight (OR=2.3; 95%CI: 1.2-4.2). Indications for elevated risks were found when mothers were DES-daughters (OR=3.5; 95%CI: 0.8-15.6), fathers were subfertile (OR=1.8; 95%CI: 0.7-4.5), the parents had undergone fertility treatment (OR=2.3; 95%CI: 0.9-5.8), and in twin or triplet pregnancies (OR=2.0; 95%CI: 0.8-5.1). Maternal use of iron supplements (OR=2.2; 95%CI: 0.8-6.0), maternal smoking (OR=1.5; 95%CI: 1.0-2.4), paternal prescriptive drug use (OR=2.6; 95%CI: 1.1-6.6), and paternal exposure to pesticides (OR=2.1; 95%CI: 0.6-7.1) during the 3 months immediately prior to conception or in the first trimester of pregnancy also appeared to increase the risk of hypospadias. The associations found in this study support the hypothesis that genetic predisposition, placental insufficiency, and substances that interfere with natural hormones play a role in the etiology of hypospadias. PMID:17103190

Brouwers, Marijn M; Feitz, Wouter F J; Roelofs, Luc A J; Kiemeney, Lambertus A L M; de Gier, Robert P E; Roeleveld, Nel

2007-07-01

326

1993 Northern goshawk inventory on portions of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) (hereafter referred to as goshawk) is a large forest dwelling hawk. Goshawks may be declining in population and reproduction in the southwestern United States. Reasons for the possible decline in goshawk populations include timber harvesting resulting in the loss of nesting habitat, toxic chemicals, and the effects of drought, fire, and disease. Thus, there is a need to determine their population status and assess impacts of management activities in potential goshawk habitat. Inventory for the goshawk was conducted on 2,254 ha of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to determine the presence of nesting goshawks on LANL lands. This information can be incorporated into LANL`s environmental management program. The inventory was conducted by Colorado State University personnel from May 12 to July 30, 1993. This report summarizes the results of this inventory.

Sinton, D.T.; Kennedy, P.L. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). Dept. of Fishery and Wildlife Biology

1994-06-01

327

Factor V is a substrate for the transamidase factor XIIIa.  

PubMed

Coagulation Factor V (Mr = 330,000), upon cleavage by thrombin, produces Factor Va, which is composed of two subunits with Mr values of 94,000 and 74,000, along with two activation fragments possessing no known function. Studies were undertaken to assess the ability of the transamidase Factor XIIIa to covalently incorporate the lysine analogs [3H]putrescine and dansylcadaverine into the thrombin-cleaved (activated) and unactivated forms of human and bovine Factor V. The incorporation of either probe into thrombin-activated Factor V proceeded at an initial rate approximately twice that for unactivated Factor V. The extent of the incorporation of [3H]putrescine or dansylcadaverine into activated or unactivated human Factor V was identical; 4 mol of either probe per mol of Factor V. In the case of bovine Factor V, however, while 4 mol of probe were bound per mol of the unactivated pro-cofactor, 5 mol of either lysine analog were covalently linked to 1 mol of thrombin-cleaved Factor V. Polyacrylamide gel fluorography, immunoaffinity chromatography, and immunoprecipitation identified the largest activation fragment of human Factor V (Mr = 150,000) and bovine Factor V (Mr = 120,000) to contain the sites of incorporation of the covalently bound probes. High molecular weight, apparently covalent polymers of Factor V were produced by the action of Factor XIIIa on activated and unactivated human or bovine Factor V. The absence of either probe in the reaction mixtures did not appear to allow an enhancement of protein polymerization. PMID:2874132

Francis, R T; McDonagh, J; Mann, K G

1986-07-25

328

Environmental factors and aggressive behavior  

SciTech Connect

This paper briefly reviews some of the research areas which indicate a correlation between environmental factors and initiation of aggressive behavior. Environmental factors including lunar influences, month of birth, climate and the effects of crowding and certain chemicals are discussed.

Anderson, A.C.

1982-07-01

329

On Local -factors Dihua Jiang  

E-print Network

On Local -factors Dihua Jiang School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA February 27, 2006 Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Basic Properties of Local -factors 5 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 Local Converse

Jiang, Dihua

330

Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MRFB)  

Cancer.gov

The Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MRFB) focuses on factors to reduce cancer risk in humans, including exposures to nutritional components; physical activity and energy balance; alcohol and tobacco; and infectious, physical, and chemical agents.

331

Transcription factors in airway diseases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transcription factors regulate the expression of multiple inflammatory genes and play a pivotal role in chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Prominent transcription factors in airway diseases include nuclear factor-?B (NF-?B) and activator protein-1 (AP-1), which together regulate the expression of multiple inflammatory proteins. Glucocorticoids activate glucocorticoid receptors (GR), which act as transcription factors

Peter J Barnes

2006-01-01

332

Demographic, criminogenic, and psychiatric factors that predict competency restoration.  

PubMed

Previous research has investigated the characteristics of competent and incompetent defendants and restorable and nonrestorable defendants. However, less is known about the influence of current treatment variables and other systemic factors on restorability. In the present study, we sought to examine the impact of demographic, criminogenic, historical clinical, and current treatment variables on the restorability and length of stay (LOS) of incompetent defendants. We reviewed the records of 71 male patients who had been court ordered for competency restoration and subsequently discharged from a maximum-security forensic hospital. Results indicated that nonrestorable patients had more prior hospitalizations, incarcerations, and episodes of incompetence, had lower level charges, were diagnosed with a psychotic and cognitive disorder, were prescribed more medications, and had lower global assessment of functioning (GAF) scores. Nonrestorable patients were hospitalized nearly twice as long as those eventually found competent, and patients with lower IQs and lower GAFs and who spent more days on special observations had longer LOS. PMID:21908744

Colwell, Lori H; Gianesini, Julie

2011-01-01

333

An ideal theater : the Takarazuka Revue Company in Los Angeles  

E-print Network

This thesis explores the relationship between the spectacle and the spectator. The vehicle for this investigation is a theater, in Los Angeles, for an all-women Japanese revue company. The building articulates the roles ...

Tsing, Jeanne C. (Jeanne Chien)

1994-01-01

334

Sima de los Huesos (Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain). The site.  

PubMed

In this article a topographical description of the Cueva Mayor Cueva de Silo cave system is provided, including a more detailed topography of the Sala de los Ciclopes Sala de las Oseras-Sima de los Huesos sector. The history of the excavations and discoveries of human and carnivore fossils in Sima de los Huesos and adjacent passages is briefly reported, as well as the increase, throughout the succeeding field seasons, of the human collection and changes in the relative representation of the different skeletal elements and major biases. The carnivore assemblage structure is also considered. Examining the characteristics of the bone breccia, and the current and ancient karst topography, different alternative accesses are discussed for the accumulation of carnivores and humans in the Sima de los Huesos. Taking into account all the available information, an anthropic origin for the accumulation of human fossils seems to us to be the most likely explanation. PMID:9300338

Arsuaga, J L; Martínez, I; Gracia, A; Carretero, J M; Lorenzo, C; García, N

1997-01-01

335

Engaging communities : participatory planning in Los Angeles neighborhoods  

E-print Network

As the planning paradigm in Los Angeles shifts away from sprawled development and towards smart growth and transit-oriented development, low-income communities are weary of the changes future investment and development ...

Pharazyn da Silva, Lilia Roldán

2014-01-01

336

Review of liquid metal heat pipe work at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

A survey of space-power related liquid metal heat pipe work at Los Alamos National Laboratory is presented. Heat pipe development at Los Alamos has been on-going since 1963. Heat pipes were initially developed for thermionic nuclear-electrical power production in space. Since then Los Alamos has developed liquid metal heat pipes for numerous applications related to high temperature systems in both the space and terrestrial environments. Some of these applications include thermionic electrical generators, thermoelectric energy conversion (both in-core and direct radiation), thermal energy storage, hypersonic vehicle leading edge cooling, and heat pipe vapor laser cells. Some of the work performed at Los Alamos has been documented in internal reports that are often little-known. A representative description and summary of progress in space-related liquid metal heat pipe technology is provided followed by a reference section citing sources where these works may be found. 53 refs.

Reid, R.S.; Merrigan, M.A.; Sena, J.T.

1990-01-01

337

Instantánea de los cánceres de cabeza y cuello  

Cancer.gov

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

338

Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest leads students in a guided exploration of Mono Lake's extreme environment and asks them to consider the preservation of this environment in relation to the needs of humans.

Developed by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University, based on the Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory.

339

Articulating the urban boundary : integrating Bogota with Los Cerros Orientales  

E-print Network

Los Cerros Orientales, a ridge of mountains that spans the eastern edge of Bogota are the most iconic and monumental feature of the city. They were also critical in the city's history as they provided the resources to ...

Bernal, Juan Andres

2013-01-01

340

Significado de los cambios en el cuello uterino: Guía para la salud de la mujer  

Cancer.gov

Conozca qué significan los resultados de una prueba de detección como la prueba de Pap (Papanicolaou), entérese si los resultados mostraron cambios en las células del cuello uterino o si la prueba del VPH dio positiva. No todos los cambios cervicouterinos son cáncer. Infórmese sobre la importancia de los cuidados de seguimiento y el tratamiento para los resultados anormales.

341

Penalty Factors From Newton's Method  

Microsoft Academic Search

The penalty factors calculated by the classical B-coefficients method are shown to be proportional (but not equal) to the penalty factors calculated directly from the transposed acobian. It is also shown that the economic operating point is independent of the load and generation distribution factors Z. Expected computational times in examples with up to 5873 buses and 943 generators are

F. L. Alvarado

1978-01-01

342

Sample size in factor analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the factor analysis literature, much attention has be;;n given to the issue of sample size. It is widely understood that the use of larger samples in applica- tions of factor analysis tends to provide results such that sample factor loadings are more precise estimates of population loadings and are also more stable, or les s variable, across repeated sampling.

Robert C. MacCallum; Keith F. Widaman; Shaobo Zhang; Sehee Hong

1999-01-01

343

FREE PRODUCT FACTORIZATION PETER NELSON  

E-print Network

FREE PRODUCT FACTORIZATION PETER NELSON Abstract. In this paper proves a result about free products of groups, namely, that if a group is finitely generated, it can be factored uniquely into the free product, and then given one homomorphism from each factor to X, there is a unique homomorphism from the free product

May, J. Peter

344

Asymptotic behaviour of form factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

An identity for the renormalized current operator is proved by the double renormalization method. The identity brings about a nonlinear relationship for a form factor and a new renormgroup equation for the form factor, where the external momenta are fixed at the renormalization point. These equations are applied to the PHI sub ((6) sup(3) theory and the electromagnetic form factor

M. Bordag; B. Doerfel; D. Robaschik; E. Wieczorek

1980-01-01

345

FACTOR FINDER CD-ROM  

EPA Science Inventory

The Factor Finder CD-ROM is a user-friendly, searchable tool used to locate exposure factors and sociodemographic data for user-defined populations. Factor Finder improves the exposure assessors and risk assessors (etc.) ability to efficiently locate exposure-related informatio...

346

Factor Analysis via Components Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When the factor analysis model holds, component loadings are linear combinations of factor loadings, and vice versa. This interrelation permits us to define new optimization criteria and estimation methods for exploratory factor analysis. Although this article is primarily conceptual in nature, an illustrative example and a small simulation show…

Bentler, Peter M.; de Leeuw, Jan

2011-01-01

347

Phonological Awareness: Factors of Influence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early child development is influenced by various genetic and environmental factors. This study aims to identify factors that affect the phonological awareness of preschool and first grade children. Based on a sample of 330 German-speaking children (mean age = 6.2 years) the following domains were evaluated: Parent factors, birth and pregnancy,…

Frohlich, Linda Paulina; Petermann, Franz; Metz, Dorothee

2013-01-01

348

Assessment of Interracial\\/Interethnic Conflict in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Angeles has a history of considerable racial and ethnic conflict, ranging from the “zoot suit riots†of 1943 through the Watts riots of 1965 and the so-called “Rodney King†rioting in 1992. Politics in Los Angeles has often reflected this intergroup conflict, from Sam Yorty’s mayoralty campaign against the black Tom Bradley, that many observers felt was laced with

David O. Sears

2002-01-01

349

El conflicto de conciencias en los dramas de Vicente Leñero  

E-print Network

garantizan mayor enajenación y anomie en la búsqueda del ser. Este trabajo examina la obra dramática de Leñero para ver cómo él sondea las motivaciones y el comportamiento humanos, de qué manera los protagonistas resuelven o intentan resolver las presiones... de la búsqueda del lugar del ser en el esquema más amplio de la creación se realiza por una investigación de la responsabilidad moral y filosófica del protagonista - sea el caso de Lemercier en Pueblo rechazado (1968), de Sergio en Los albañiles...

Rea, Joan

1998-04-01

350

LOS VERTIDOS DE AGUAS RESIDUALES URBANAS EN ANDALUCIA  

E-print Network

LOS VERTIDOS DE AGUAS RESIDUALES URBANAS EN ANDALUCIA CASTILLO, A.; INCERTI, C. y PICAZO, J. (1991). "Los vertidos de aguas residuales urbanas en Andalucía (1988-89)". Ed. Consejería de Salud (Junta de;CONTENIDO I. Presentación II. Cuadro-síntesis de la situación de vertidos de aguas residuales urbanas en

Castillo, Antonio

351

A LOS ALUMNOS DE LA FACULTAD DE DERECHO  

E-print Network

A LOS ALUMNOS DE LA FACULTAD DE DERECHO ¿CUENTAS CON EL 70% DE CR�DITOS DE LA CARRERA DE LICENCIADO EN DERECHO? ¿TIENES PROMEDIO MÍNIMO DE 8.0? TE INTERESA: · REVISI�N JURÍDICA DE EXPEDIENTES DE, DELEGACI�N CUAUHT�MOC, TEL�FONOS 52084787. CUPO LIMITADO. #12;A LOS ALUMNOS DE LA FACULTAD DE DERECHO

Islas, León

352

Factors Affecting Length of Stay on Maximum Security in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forensic hospitals are responsible for both the custody and treatment of patients, including treatment that will minimize the risk of future violence to the community. This study examined factors that affected length of stay (LOS) in Maryland’s only maximum-security forensic hospital for mentally ill patients who were adjudicated not criminally responsible (NCR) for serious violent crimes. The current study focused

Marianne J. Moran; M. Richard Fragala; Beverly F. Wise; Tammy Lynn Novak

1999-01-01

353

FACTORS AFFECTING THE PRESENCE OF NESTING BURROWING OWLS IN AN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE  

E-print Network

Western Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) along roadsides and irrigation water for Burrowing Owls in the Imperial Valley of California. KEY WORDS: Burrowing Owl; Athene cunicularia AFECTAN LA PRESENCIA DE ATHENE CUNICULARIA EN UN PAISAJE AGRI´COLA RESUMEN.--Examinamos los factores que

Conway, Courtney J.

354

Risk and Protective Factors for Drug Use among Latino Boys and Girls.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Risk and protective factor indices were developed to examine vulnerability to drug use among Latino high school students. Survey data was collected from 516 Latino 9th and 10th grade youth in the Los Angeles (California) area. Frequency and quantity of use data were collected for a range of drugs including inhalants, cocaine, and other hard drugs.…

Felix-Ortiz, Maria; Newcomb, Michael D.

355

Los Angeles: The Most Differentiated Basaltic Martian Meteorite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Los Angeles is a new martian meteorite that expands the compositional range of basaltic shergottites. Compared to Shergotty, Zagami, QUE94201, and EET79001-B, Los Angeles is more differentiated, with higher concentrations of incompatible elements (e.g., La) and a higher abundance of late-stage phases such as phosphates and K-rich feldspathic glass. The pyroxene crystallization trend starts at compositions more ferroan than in other martian basaits. Trace elements indicate a greater similarity to Shergotty and Zagami than to QUE94201 or EET79001-B, but the Mg/Fe ratio is low even compared to postulated parent melts of Shergotty and Zagami. Pyroxene in Los Angeles has 0.7-4-microns-thick exsolution lamellae, approx. 10 times thicker than those in Shergotty and Zaganii. Opaque oxide compositions suggest a low equilibration temperature at an oxygen fugacity near the fayafite-magnetitequartz buffer. Los Angeles cooled more slowly than Shergotty and Zagami. Slow cooling, coupled with the ferroan bulk composition, produced abundant fine-grained intergrowths of fayalite, hedenbergite, and silica, by the breakdown of pyroxferroite. Shock effects in Los Angeles include maskelynitized plagioclase, pyroxene with mosaic extinction, and rare fault zones. One such fault ruptured a previously decomposed zone of pyroxferroite. Although highly differentiated, the bulk composition of Los Angeles is not close to the low-Ca/Si composition or the globally wind-stirred soil of Mars.

Rubin, Alan E.; Warren, Paul H.; Greenwood, James P.; Verish, Robert S.; Leshin, Laurie A.; Hervig, Richard L.; Clayton, Robert N.; Mayeda, Toshiko K.

2000-01-01

356

Los Alamos low-level waste performance assessment status  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews the documented Los Alamos studies done to assess the containment of buried hazardous wastes. Five sections logically present the environmental studies, operational source terms, transport pathways, environmental dosimetry, and computer model development and use. This review gives a general picture of the Los Alamos solid waste disposal and liquid effluent sites and is intended for technical readers with waste management and environmental science backgrounds but without a detailed familiarization with Los Alamos. The review begins with a wide perspective on environmental studies at Los Alamos. Hydrology, geology, and meteorology are described for the site and region. The ongoing Laboratory-wide environmental surveillance and waste management environmental studies are presented. The next section describes the waste disposal sites and summarizes the current source terms for these sites. Hazardous chemical wastes and liquid effluents are also addressed by describing the sites and canyons that are impacted. The review then focuses on the transport pathways addressed mainly in reports by Healy and Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. Once the source terms and potential transport pathways are described, the dose assessment methods are addressed. Three major studies, the waste alternatives, Hansen and Rogers, and the Pantex Environmental Impact Statement, contributed to the current Los Alamos dose assessment methodology. Finally, the current Los Alamos groundwater, surface water, and environmental assessment models for these mesa top and canyon sites are described.

Wenzel, W.J.; Purtymun, W.D.; Dewart, J.M.; Rodgers, J.E. (comps.)

1986-06-01

357

K-factor shadow removal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new image factorization algorithm, the k-factor method, is applied to the problem of shadow removal. Unlike the other technique, PCNN factorization, the k-factor method will completely remove shadows. It has several features that allow automatic or manual control that tailor it to specific applications. Unlike histogram equalization which globally remaps rather than remove shadows, the k-factor method eliminates regional shadows without remapping other regions. The algorithm is presented, numerous examples of its performance shown, and future plans discussed.

Taylor, Jaime R.; Johnson, John L.

1999-03-01

358

Human Factors in Training  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future space missions will be significantly longer than current Shuttle missions and new systems will be more complex than current systems. Increasing communication delays between crews and Earth-based support means that astronauts need to be prepared to handle the unexpected on their own. As crews become more autonomous, their potential span of control and required expertise must grow to match their autonomy. It is not possible to train for every eventuality ahead of time on the ground, or to maintain trained skills across long intervals of disuse. To adequately prepare NASA personnel for these challenges, new training approaches, methodologies, and tools are required. This research project aims at developing these training capabilities. Training efforts in FY07 strongly focused on crew medical training, but also began exploring how Space Flight Resource Management training for Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) Flight Controllers could be integrated with systems training for optimal Mission Control Center operations. Beginning in January 2008, the training research effort will include team training prototypes and tools. The Training Task addresses Program risks that lie at the intersection of the following three risks identified by the Project: 1) Risk associated with poor task design; 2) Risk of error due to inadequate information; 3) Risk associated with reduced safety and efficiency due to poor human factors design.

Barshi, Immanuel; Byme, Vicky; Arsintescu, Lucia

2008-01-01

359

Human Factors in Training  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future space missions will be significantly longer than current shuttle missions and new systems will be more complex than current systems. Increasing communication delays between crews and Earth-based support means that astronauts need to be prepared to handle the unexpected on their own. As crews become more autonomous, their potential span of control and required expertise must grow to match their autonomy. It is not possible to train for every eventuality ahead of time on the ground, or to maintain trained skills across long intervals of disuse. To adequately prepare NASA personnel for these challenges, new training approaches, methodologies, and tools are required. This research project aims at developing these training capabilities. By researching established training principles, examining future needs, and by using current practices in space flight training as test beds, both in Flight Controller and Crew Medical domains, this research project is mitigating program risks and generating templates and requirements to meet future training needs. Training efforts in Fiscal Year 08 (FY08) strongly focused on crew medical training, but also began exploring how Space Flight Resource Management training for Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) Flight Controllers could be integrated with systems training for optimal Mission Control Center (MCC) operations. The Training Task addresses Program risks that lie at the intersection of the following three risks identified by the Project: (1) Risk associated with poor task design (2) Risk of error due to inadequate information (3) Risk associated with reduced safety and efficiency due to poor human factors design

Barshi, Immanuel; Byrne, Vicky; Arsintescu, Lucia; Connell, Erin; Sandor, Aniko

2009-01-01

360

Human Factors in Training  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future space missions will be significantly longer than current shuttle missions and new systems will be more complex than current systems. Increasing communication delays between crews and Earth-based support means that astronauts need to be prepared to handle the unexpected on their own. As crews become more autonomous, their potential span of control and required expertise must grow to match their autonomy. It is not possible to train for every eventuality ahead of time on the ground, or to maintain trained skills across long intervals of disuse. To adequately prepare NASA personnel for these challenges, new training approaches, methodologies, and tools are required. This research project aims at developing these training capabilities. By researching established training principles, examining future needs, and by using current practices in space flight training as test beds, both in Flight Controller and Crew Medical domains, this research project is mitigating program risks and generating templates and requirements to meet future training needs. Training efforts in Fiscal Year 09 (FY09) strongly focused on crew medical training, but also began exploring how Space Flight Resource Management training for Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) Flight Controllers could be integrated with systems training for optimal Mission Control Center (MCC) operations. The Training Task addresses Program risks that lie at the intersection of the following three risks identified by the Project: 1) Risk associated with poor task design; 2) Risk of error due to inadequate information; and 3) Risk associated with reduced safety and efficiency due to poor human factors design.

Barshi, Immanuel; Byrne, Vicky; Arsintescu, Lucia; Connell, Erin

2010-01-01

361

Immunoevasive Aspergillus virulence factors.  

PubMed

Individuals with structural lung disease or defective immunity are predisposed to Aspergillus-associated disease. Manifestations range from allergic to cavitary or angio-invasive syndromes. Despite daily spore inhalation, immunocompetence facilitates clearance through initiation of innate and adaptive host responses. These include mechanical barriers, phagocyte activation, antimicrobial peptide release and pattern recognition receptor activation. Adaptive responses include Th1 and Th2 approaches. Understanding Aspergillus virulence mechanisms remains critical to the development of effective research and treatment strategies to counteract the fungi. Major virulence factors relate to fungal structure, protease release and allergens; however, mechanisms utilized to evade immune recognition continue to be important in establishing infection. These include the fungal rodlet layer, dihydroxynaphthalene-melanin, detoxifying systems for reactive oxygen species and toxin release. One major immunoevasive toxin, gliotoxin, plays a key role in mediating Aspergillus-associated colonization in the context of cystic fibrosis. Here, it down-regulates vitamin D receptor expression which following itraconazole therapy is rescued concurrent with decreased Th2 cytokine (IL-5 and IL-13) concentrations in the CF airway. This review focuses on the interaction between Aspergillus pathogenic mechanisms, host immune responses and the immunoevasive strategies employed by the organism during disease states such as that observed in cystic fibrosis. PMID:24972669

Chotirmall, Sanjay H; Mirkovic, Bojana; Lavelle, Gillian M; McElvaney, Noel G

2014-12-01

362

Microphthalmia Transcription Factor  

PubMed Central

Malignant melanomas do not uniformly retain expression of melanocytic gene products—an observation associated with diagnostic dilemmas. Microphthalmia transcription factor (Mitf) is a melanocytic nuclear protein critical for the embryonic development and postnatal viability of melanocytes. It serves as a master regulator in modulating extracellular signals, such as those triggered by ?-MSH and c-Kit ligand. Because of its central role in melanocyte survival and to assess its potential use as a histopathological marker for melanoma, Mitf expression was examined in histologically confirmed human melanoma specimens. Western blot analysis of melanoma cell lines revealed consistent expression of two Mitf protein isoforms differing by MAP kinase-mediated phosphorylation. In a series of 76 consecutive human melanoma surgical specimens, 100% stained positively for Mitf with a nuclear pattern of reactivity. In a side-by-side comparison, Mitf staining was positive in melanomas that failed to stain for either HMB-45 or S-100, the most common currently used melanoma markers. Of 60 non-melanoma tumors, none displayed nuclear Mitf staining and two displayed cytoplasmic staining. Although Mitf does not distinguish benign from malignant melanocytic lesions, for invasive neoplasms it appears to be a highly sensitive and specific histopathological melanocyte marker for melanoma. PMID:10487831

King, Roy; Weilbaecher, Katherine N.; McGill, Gael; Cooley, Edward; Mihm, Martin; Fisher, David E.

1999-01-01

363

The Human Factor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Inspired by âÂÂâ¦the courage, industry and intelligence required of the American working manâÂÂ, two colleagues from the Harvard Business School (Donald Davenport and Frank Ayres) sent out a call to leading businesses in order to develop a visual collection that could be used in the classroom. During the 1930s, they received over 2,100 photographs that documented âÂÂthe human factorâ embodied in the interactions between worker and machine. Recently, the Baker Library at the Harvard Business School created this online exhibition to showcase a selection of these remarkable images. Visitors should begin by reading the introductory essay; they should then proceed to the exhibition, which is divided into nine sections. Each section begins with a short preface, and then continues on to a sampling of images, which include workers monitoring massive wheels of Swiss cheese in 1933 and a photograph of women assembling parts for Philco radios in 1926. Each photograph can be viewed in great detail, and it is worth noting that the site also contains an exemplary bibliography.

364

[Environmental factors in ALS].  

PubMed

ALS is likely to be a disorder of multifactorial origin. Among all the factors that may increase the risk of ALS, environmental ones are being studied for many years, but in the recent years, several advances have pointed to a new interest in their potential involvement in the disease process, especially for the cyanotoxin BMAA. Food containing BMAA has been found on Guam, a well-known focus of ALS/parkinsonism/dementia and high levels of BMAA have been identified into the brain of these patients. The BMAA cyanotoxin is potentially ubiquitous and have also been found into the food of patients who died from ALS both in Europe and USA. BMAA can be wrongly integrated into the protein structure during mRNA traduction, competing with serine. This may induce abnormal protein folding and a subsequent cell death. Heavy metals, such as lead or mercury may be directly toxic for neuronal cells. Several works have suggested an increased risk of ALS in individuals chronically exposed to these metals. Exposure to pesticides has been suggested to be linked to an increased risk of developing ALS. The mechanism of their toxicity is likely to be mediated by paraoxonases. These proteins are in charge of detoxifying the organism from toxins, and particularly organophosphates. To date, there are insufficient scientific data to suggest that exposure to electromagnetic fields may increase the risk of having ALS. We are particularly missing longitudinal cohorts to demonstrate that risk. PMID:24703731

Juntas-Morales, Raul; Pageot, Nicolas; Corcia, Philippe; Camu, William

2014-05-01

365

77 FR 3257 - Transfer of Land Tracts Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ENERGY Transfer of Land Tracts Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico AGENCY: National...by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico,...

2012-01-23

366

Environmental Survey preliminary report, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), conducted March 29, 1987 through April 17, 1987. The Survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team components are outside experts being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with the LANL. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. The on-site phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at the LANL, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team developed Sampling and Analysis Plan to assist in further assessing certain of the environmental problems identified during its on-site activities. The Sampling and Analysis Plan will be executed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. When completed, the results will be incorporated into the LANL Environmental Survey Interim Report. The Interim Report will reflect the final determinations of the Survey for the LANL. 65 refs., 68 figs., 73 tabs.

Not Available

1988-01-01

367

Environmental assessment for effluent reduction, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to eliminate industrial effluent from 27 outfalls at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Proposed Action includes both simple and extensive plumbing modifications, which would result in the elimination of industrial effluent being released to the environment through 27 outfalls. The industrial effluent currently going to about half of the 27 outfalls under consideration would be rerouted to LANL`s sanitary sewer system. Industrial effluent from other outfalls would be eliminated by replacing once-through cooling water systems with recirculation systems, or, in a few instances, operational changes would result in no generation of industrial effluent. After the industrial effluents have been discontinued, the affected outfalls would be removed from the NPDES Permit. The pipes from the source building or structure to the discharge point for the outfalls may be plugged, or excavated and removed. Other outfalls would remain intact and would continue to discharge stormwater. The No Action alternative, which would maintain the status quo for LANL`s outfalls, was also analyzed. An alternative in which industrial effluent would be treated at the source facilities was considered but dismissed from further analysis because it would not reasonably meet the DOE`s purpose for action, and its potential environmental effects were bounded by the analysis of the Proposed Action and the No Action alternatives.

NONE

1996-09-11

368

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory energy-related history, research, managerial reorganization proposals, actions taken, and results. History report, 1945--1979  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the development of major energy-related programs at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory between 1945 and 1979. Although the Laboratory`s primary mission during that era was the design and development of nuclear weapons and most of the Laboratory`s funding came from a single source, a number of factors were at work that led to the development of these other programs. Some of those factors were affected by the Laboratory`s internal management structure and organization; others were the result of increasing environmental awareness within the general population and the political consequences of that awareness; still others were related to the increasing demand for energy and the increasing turmoil in the energy-rich Middle East. This report also describes the various activities in Los Alamos, in Washington, and in other areas of the world that contributed to the development of major energy-related programs at Los Alamos. The author has a unique historical perspective because of his involvement as a scientist and manager at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during the time period described within the report. In addition, in numerous footnotes and references, he cites a large body of documents that include the opinions and perspectives of many others who were involved at one time or another in these programs. Finally the report includes a detailed chronology of geopolitical events that led to the development of energy-related programs at Los Alamos.

Hammel, E.F.

1997-03-01

369

Risk factors for periodontal disease.  

PubMed

Risk factors play an important role in an individual's response to periodontal infection. Identification of these risk factors helps to target patients for prevention and treatment, with modification of risk factors critical to the control of periodontal disease. Shifts in our understanding of periodontal disease prevalence, and advances in scientific methodology and statistical analysis in the last few decades, have allowed identification of several major systemic risk factors for periodontal disease. The first change in our thinking was the understanding that periodontal disease is not universal, but that severe forms are found only in a portion of the adult population who show abnormal susceptibility. Analysis of risk factors and the ability to statistically adjust and stratify populations to eliminate the effects of confounding factors have allowed identification of independent risk factors. These independent but modifiable, risk factors for periodontal disease include lifestyle factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. They also include diseases and unhealthy conditions such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and low dietary calcium and vitamin D. These risk factors are modifiable and their management is a major component of the contemporary care of many periodontal patients. Genetic factors also play a role in periodontal disease and allow one to target individuals for prevention and early detection. The role of genetic factors in aggressive periodontitis is clear. However, although genetic factors (i.e., specific genes) are strongly suspected to have an association with chronic adult periodontitis, there is as yet no clear evidence for this in the general population. It is important to pursue efforts to identify genetic factors associated with chronic periodontitis because such factors have potential in identifying patients who have a high susceptibility for development of this disease. Many of the systemic risk factors for periodontal disease, such as smoking, diabetes and obesity, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, are relatively common and can be expected to affect most patients with periodontal disease seen in clinics and dental practices. Hence, risk factor identification and management has become a key component of care for periodontal patients. PMID:23574464

Genco, Robert J; Borgnakke, Wenche S

2013-06-01

370

Factors affecting running economy.  

PubMed

Running economy, defined as the steady-state VO2 for a given running velocity, has been shown to account for a large and significant proportion of variation in distance-running performance among runners roughly comparable in VO2 max. Despite this recognition, relatively little is known regarding the potpourri of physiological, environmental, structural and mechanical factors potentially associated with a lower aerobic demand of running. Early attempts at quantifying the energy expenditure of exhaustive runs incorporated measurements of oxygen consumption before, during, and after exercise. The validity of this approach has been questioned, however, since recent evidence has demonstrated that only a moderate relationship exists between postexercise VO2 and anaerobic metabolism. The energy demands for submaximal running (i.e. running economy) can be quantified by calculating the steady-state VO2, expressed with respect to body mass and time, for a standardised, submaximal running speed. Since this variable represents the aerobic demand of running, the generation of energy must derive wholly from cell respiration and not from substantial protein catabolism. Research has indicated that at low to moderate work rates, the steady-state energy condition is attained in about 3 minutes. Trained individuals reach steady-state sooner than unfit subjects. While limited by methodological constraints, the existence of a steady-state has also been verified by the lack of blood lactate accumulation and the presence of a respiratory exchange ratio of less than 1.00. The ability of economy, either singly or in combination with VO2 max, to account for a substantial portion of performance variation among trained distance runners and untrained subjects of comparable ability and fitness level has been demonstrated in recent cross-sectional studies. Limited data from short and long term longitudinal research also suggests that endurance running success is linked to training and growth-related improvements in economy. Intraindividual variation in economy has been shown to vary between 2% and 11% for a given speed. Most of this variation can probably be attributed to biological error. While the majority of evidence does not support a gender difference in running economy, data from some studies suggest that males may be more economical than women. Prepubescent children are less economical than older children and adults, whereas older adults exhibit the same trend when compared to younger counterparts. Because of air and wind resistance, the aerobic demands of indoor treadmill running significantly underestimate the cost of overground running, especially at higher speeds.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:2662320

Morgan, D W; Martin, P E; Krahenbuhl, G S

1989-05-01

371

Rheumatoid factor in Nigerian sera  

PubMed Central

A high prevalence of rheumatoid factor has been found in the sera of apparently healthy inhabitants of two Western Nigerian villages. The prevalence of rheumatoid factor at high titre increased markedly with age. The rheumatoid factor found in the sera of these apparently healthy subjects showed a selective affinity for human ?-globulin rather than rabbit ?-globulin. Rheumatoid factor activity was shown to be restricted to the serum IgM fraction. In one of the two villages a significant correlation was found between the presence of rheumatoid factor at high titre and the presence of IgM malaria antibodies at high titre and the possible role of malaria in the induction of rheumatoid factor formation in these two communities is discussed. PMID:4936803

Greenwood, B. M.; Muller, A. S.; Valkenburg, H. A.

1971-01-01

372

Determining factors in the measurement of the sovereign risk in the emerging countries\\/Factores condicionantes en la medición del riesgo soberano en los países emergentes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Credit ratings have a major impact on a country’s cost for external fi nancing. These ratings may become a great support or an obstacle in the path of emerging economies to international capital markets. Using panel data modelling, we develop a measure of sovereign risk that is highly correlated with credit ratings from internationally renowned agencies such as S &

SOFÍA GARCÍA GÁMEZ; JOSÉ VICÉNS OTERO

2006-01-01

373

Optimization of stress intensification factors  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) project to better define the Stress Intensification Factors (SIFs) and flexibility factors used for evaluation in the ASME Section 3 and B31 piping design Codes. SIFs are used to account for the ability of piping components to withstand fatigue damage due to cyclic loads. Flexibility factors are used to model the ``flexibility`` of a component and can be obtained from the same evaluation used to determine the SIF.

Wais, E.A. [Wais and Associates, Inc., Norcross, GA (United States); Gosselin, S. [Electric Power Research Inst., Charlotte, NC (United States)

1995-12-01

374

Sexual Harassment: Identifying Risk Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new model of the etiology of sexual harassment,the four-factor model, is presented and compared with several models of sexual harassment including the biological model, the organizational model, the sociocultural model,and the sexrole spillover model. A number of risk factors associated with sexually harassing behavior are examined within the framework of the four-factor model of sexual harassment. These include characteristics

Elizabeth A. O'Hare; William O'Donohue

1998-01-01

375

Sigma Factors for Cyanobacterial Transcription  

PubMed Central

Cyanobacteria are photosynthesizing microorganisms that can be used as a model for analyzing gene expression. The expression of genes involves transcription and translation. Transcription is performed by the RNA polymerase (RNAP) holoenzyme, comprising a core enzyme and a sigma (?) factor which confers promoter selectivity. The unique structure, expression, and function of cyanobacterial ? factors (and RNAP core subunits) are summarized here based on studies, reported previously. The types of promoter recognized by the ? factors are also discussed with regard to transcriptional regulation. PMID:19838335

Imamura, Sousuke; Asayama, Munehiko

2009-01-01

376

Factors predicting recurrent endometrial cancer  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify (prognostic) factors that may predict the development of recurrent endometrial cancer and may improve the choice of adjuvant therapy subsequently. Methods: Data of all patients, diagnosed with primary endometrial cancer in Orbis Medical Center Sittard between 2002 and 2010, were analyzed retrospectively. Cox regression analysis was performed for identification of independent prognostic factors; survival was calculated by using the Kaplan-Meier method. Study design: Data of all patients, diagnosed with primary endometrial cancer in Orbis Medical Center Sittard between 2002 and 2010, were analyzed retrospectively. Cox regression analysis was performed for identification of independent prognostic factors; survival was calculated by using the Kaplan-Meier method. Multiple factors were associated with recurrence. Age, histological type and progesteron receptor expression (PR) were identified as independent prognostic factors. Risk profile (according to the PORTEC-1 study) and PR were also independent prognostic factors. Furthermore, PR (p?factors. The effect of adjuvant treatment may improve through more sufficient selection of patients by using the new prognostic­ factors and through better selection of the type of adjuvant therapy. Key words: Endometrial cancer, recurrence, survival, prognostic factors, progesterone receptor expression. PMID:24753943

Huijgens, A.N.J.; Mertens, H.J.M.M.

2013-01-01

377

Heavy quark impact factor in kT-factorization  

E-print Network

We present the calculation of the finite part of the heavy quark impact factor at next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy in a form suitable for phenomenological studies such as the calculation of the cross-section for single bottom quark production at the LHC within the kT-factorization scheme.

Grigorios Chachamis; Michal Deak; German Rodrigo

2013-10-24

378

Protective Factors as Moderators of Risk Factors in Adolescence Bullying  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the role played by protective factors in moderating the effects of risk factors over bullying and victimization in a sample of 679 male adolescents recruited in Italian high schools. Boys’ involvement in bullying revealed that one in three students has bullied others at least sometimes in the previous three months, and one in six has been

Anna C. Baldry; David P. Farrington

2005-01-01

379

Growth factors and antimicrobial factors of bovine colostrum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colostrum is the first natural food produced by female mammals during the first 24–36h directly after giving birth. Chemically, colostrum is a very complex fluid rich in nutrients, antibodies and growth factors. In cows the antibodies provide passive immunity to the new born calf, whereas the growth factors especially stimulate the growth of the gut. The other antimicrobial components of

R. Pakkanen; J. Aalto

1997-01-01

380

Factors influencing postoperative length of hospital stay after breast cancer surgery.  

PubMed

As part of a feasibility study to restructure the breast cancer services in Glasgow, factors influencing 'postoperative length of stay' (LOS) and bed utilisation in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer were examined. Data for patients admitted at five hospitals between March 2007 and February 2008 was collected prospectively. Age, socio-demographic and clinico-pathologic factors were recorded. Independent affects of variables predicting prolonged LOS were assessed using binary logistic regression analysis. Of the 519 women, 252(49%) had screen-detected cancers with a median LOS of 1 day while 267(51%) had symptomatic cancers with a median LOS of 4 days (p < 0.001). On multivariate analysis, axillary procedure performed independently influenced prolonged LOS in both screen-detected and symptomatic cancers. In symptomatic cancers, comorbidities and deprivation also had some influence. While mastectomy with or without axillary surgery utilised 51% of the bed days, a further 20% were utilised by patients having re-operations. This study has helped in the planning of ambulatory surgery services and inpatient bed requirements for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery in Glasgow. PMID:22841480

Marla, Sekhar; McMillan, D C; Stallard, Sheila

2013-06-01

381

POLÍTICA COMERCIAL Y POLÍTICA EDUCATIVA EN LA REPÚBLICA DE COREA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uno de los principales factores señalados por la literatura como generadores de crecimiento es la participación en el comercio internacional. La República de Corea adoptó un modelo de promoción de las exportaciones desde la década de 1960, siendo su integración en el mercado internacional rápida y creciente. Ahora bien, la composición de las exportaciones ha ido variando a lo largo

Álvaro Choi de Mendizábal

382

Water Supply at Los Alamos 1998-2001  

SciTech Connect

For the period 1998 through 2001, the total water used at Los Alamos from all sources ranged from 1325 million gallons (Mg) in 1999 to 1515 Mg in 2000. Groundwater production ranged from 1323 Mg in 1999 to 1506 Mg in 2000 from the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi fields. Nonpotable surface water used from Los Alamos reservoir ranged from zero gallons in 2001 to 9.3 Mg in 2000. For years 1998 through 2001, over 99% of all water used at Los Alamos was groundwater. Water use by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) between 1998 and 2001 ranged from 379 Mg in 2000 to 461 Mg in 1998. The LANL water use in 2001 was 393 Mg or 27% of the total water use at Los Alamos. Water use by Los Alamos County ranged from 872 Mg in 1999 to 1137 Mg in 2000, and averaged 1006 Mg/yr. Four new replacement wells in the Guaje field (G-2A, G-3A, G-4A, and G-5A) were drilled in 1998 and began production in 1999; with existing well G-1A, the Guaje field currently has five producing wells. Five of the old Guaje wells (G-1, G-2, G-4, G-5, and G-6) were plugged and abandoned in 1999, and one well (G-3) was abandoned but remains as an observation well for the Guaje field. The long-term water level observations in production and observation (test) wells at Los Alamos are consistent with the formation of a cone of depression in response to water production. The water level decline is gradual and at most has been about 0.7 to 2 ft per year for production wells and from 0.4 to 0.9 ft/yr for observation (test) wells. The largest water level declines have been in the Guaje field where nonpumping water levels were about 91 ft lower in 2001 than in 1951. The initial water levels of the Guaje replacement wells were 32 to 57 ft lower than the initial water levels of adjacent original Guaje wells. When production wells are taken off-line for pump replacement or repair, water levels have returned to within about 25 ft of initial static levels within 6 to 12 months. Thus, the water-level trends suggest no adverse impacts by production on long-term water supply sustainability at Los Alamos. This report summarizes production data and aquifer conditions for water production and monitor wells in the Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) area (Figure 1). Water production wells are grouped within the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi fields, the locations of which are shown on Figure 1. Wells from these fields supply all the potable water used for municipal and most industrial purposes in Los Alamos County (LAC), at LANL, and at Bandelier National Monument. This report has three primary objectives: (1) Provide a continuing historical record of metered well production and overall water usage; (2) Provide data to the Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL management, and Los Alamos County planners for operation of the water supply system and for long-range water resource planning; and (3) Provide water-level data from regional aquifer production wells, test wells, and monitoring wells.

Richard J. Koch; David B. Rogers

2003-03-01

383

A progress report on UNICOS misuse detection at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

An effective method for detecting computer misuse is the automatic monitoring and analysis of on-line user activity. During the past year, Los Alamos enhanced its Network Anomaly Detection and Intrusion Reporter (NADIR) to include analysis of user activity on Los Alamos` UNICOS Crays. In near real-time, NADIR compares user activity to historical profiles and tests activity against expert rules. The expert rules express Los Alamos` security policy and define improper or suspicious behavior. NADIR reports suspicious behavior to security auditors and provides tools to aid in follow-up investigations. This paper describes the implementation to date of the UNICOS component of NADIR, along with the operational experiences and future plans for the system.

Thompson, J.L.; Jackson, K.A.; Stallings, C.A.; Simmonds, D.D.; Siciliano, C.L.B.; Pedicini, G.A. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Computing, Information and Communications Div.

1995-10-01

384

Publications of Los Alamos research, 1977-1981  

SciTech Connect

This bibliography is a compilation of unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1977-1981. Papers published in those years are included regardless of when they were actually written. Publications received too late for inclusion in earlier compilations have also been listed. Declassification of previously classified reports is considered to constitute publication. All classified issuances are omitted - even those papers, themselves unclassified, which were published only as part of a classified document. If a paper was published more than once, all places of publication are included. The bibliography includes Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, papers released as non-Laboratory reports, journal articles, books, chapters of books, conference papers either published separately or as part of conference proceedings issued as books or reports, papers published in congressional hearings, theses, and US patents. Publications by Los Alamos authors that are not records of Laboratory-sponsored work are included when the Library becomes aware of them.

Sheridan, C.J.; Garcia, C.A. (comps.)

1983-03-01

385

Meteorological influences on surface ozone in the Los Angeles Basin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ozone levels in the Los Angeles Basin have improved over the last twenty years due to reductions in pollutants responsible for ozone formation. Still, meteorological effects can increase or decrease ozone levels. This study was an attempt to identify weather patterns that contribute to elevated or depressed ozone levels at four sites in the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California. Hourly surface ozone and meteorological measurements were compared at sites in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles (North Main Street), Costa Mesa, and San Bernardino. Comparisons were made on sixty-two days with good air quality and sixty-five days with unhealthy air quality between the years 2008 and 2012. Days were selected between April and September based on the Los Angeles area Air Quality Index. Ozone concentrations were shown to be positively correlated with temperature and negatively correlated with absolute humidity. While temperature and humidity do not cause changes in ozone production, they are indicators of weather parameters that do. Days with warmer temperatures have less clouds and more solar radiation. Results show that unhealthy ozone levels occur on days when solar radiation exceeds 800 W/m2. Absolute humidity is related to ozone because it distinguishes between marine and continental airmass source regions. Low ozone levels were consistently observed near the coast in Costa Mesa. The highest ozone levels were found at the receptor sites, San Bernardino and Santa Clarita, downwind of Los Angeles. Finally, wind speed was found to limit ozone in Los Angeles, but no relation between wind speed and ozone was found at the receptor sites. The meteorological conditions that resulted in changes in solar radiation and air mass source region had the largest impact on ozone levels in the Los Angeles Basin.

Blaylock, B. K.; Lefer, B. L.; Grossberg, N.

2013-12-01

386

Uso del Los SIG en ModelosUso del Los SIG en ModelosUso del Los SIG en Modelos Hidrolgicos y de Calida de Agua  

E-print Network

Calida de Agua Uso del Los SIG en Modelos Hidrol�gicos y de Calida de Agua (Caso de Uso Cuenca del Ri Luis R. P�rez-Alegr�a PhD P.E.Luis R. P�rez-Alegr�a PhD P.E. #12;Usos del AguaUsos del AguaUsos del AguaUsos del Agua Navegaci�n Consumo Humano HigieneHigiene PescaRecreaci�n #12;Calidad del Agua

Gilbes, Fernando

387

Factors associated with HIV-testing history among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in Los Angeles County.  

PubMed

Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are disproportionately affected with HIV, and nearly half are unaware of their status. Those unaware of their status are more likely to engage in risky behavior; thus, HIV-testing uptake is crucial. This study explored correlates of past-two-year HIV-testing history. BMSM (n = 102) completed self-administered questionnaires. Fisher exact test indicated that BMSM at clubs/bars and Gay Pride events had higher rates of being tested within the past two years (86%-65%) than did participants who responded to online advertisements (44%, p < .001). Among those untested for HIV, slightly half reported receptive anal sex without a condom (48%, p = .033), used the Internet seeking sex (54%, p < .001), low HIV knowledge (52%, p = .005), and less education. Literacy and tailored online interventions might be worth considering to increase HIV-testing uptake. PMID:23930896

Washington, Thomas Alex; Robles, Gabriel; Malotte, Kevin

2013-01-01

388

Perinatal Risk Factors and Autism in Los Angeles County: The Role of Air Pollution, Maternal Race/Ethnicity and Nativity  

E-print Network

uterine bleeding, hydramnios, incomplete cervix, STDs, hepatitis B, rubella, other infections, tobacco use during pregnancy, and large fibroids),uterine bleeding, hydramnios, incomplete cervix, STDs, hepatitis B, rubella, other infections, tobacco use during pregnancy, and large fibroids).

Becerra, Tracy Ann

2013-01-01

389

DIABETES MELLITUS COMO FACTOR DE RIESGO DE DEMENCIA EN LA POBLACI?N ADULTA MAYOR MEXICANA  

PubMed Central

Introduccion La diabetes mellitus y las demencias constituyen dos problemas crecientes de salud entre la población adulta mayor del mundo y en particular de los paises en desarrollo. Hacen falta estudios longitudinales sobre el papel de la diabetes como factor de riesgo para demencia. Objetivo Determinar el riesgo de demencia en sujetos Mexicanos con diabetes mellitus tipo 2. Materiales y Metodos Los sujetos diabéticos libres de demencia pertenecientes al Estudio Nacional de Salud y Envejecimiento en México fueron evaluados a los dos años de la línea de base. Se estudió el papel de los factores sociodemográficos, de otras comorbilidades y del tipo de tratamiento en la conversión a demencia. Resultados Durante la línea de base 749 sujetos (13.8%) tuvieron diabetes. El riesgo de desarrollar demencia en estos individuos fue el doble (RR, 2.08 IC 95%, 1.59–2.73). Se encontró un riesgo mayor en individuos de 80 años y más (RR 2.44 IC 95%, 1.46–4.08), en los hombres (RR, 2.25 IC 95%, 1.46–3.49) y en sujetos con nivel educativo menor de 7 años. El estar bajo tratamiento con insulina incrementó el riesgo de demencia (RR, 2.83, IC 95%, 1.58–5.06). Las otras comorbilidades que aumentaron el riesgo de demencia en los pacientes diabéticos fueron la hipertensión (RR, 2.75, IC 95%, 1.86–4.06) y la depresión (RR, 3.78, 95% IC 2.37–6.04). Conclusión Los sujetos con diabetes mellitus tienen un riesgo mayor de desarrollar demencia, La baja escolaridad y otras comorbilidades altamente prevalentes en la población Mexicana contribuyen a la asociación diabetes-demencia. PMID:21948010

Silvia, Mejia-Arango; Clemente, y Zuniga-Gil

2012-01-01

390

Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have successfully demonstrated for the first time that laser-generated neutrons can be enlisted as a useful tool in the War on Terror. The international research team used the short-pulse laser at Los Alamos's TRIDENT facility to generate a neutron beam with novel characteristics that interrogated a closed container to confirm the presence and quantity of nuclear material inside. The successful experiment paves the way for creation of a table-top-sized or truck-mounted neutron generator that could be installed at strategic locations worldwide to thwart smugglers trafficking in nuclear materials.

Favalli, Andrea; Swinhoe, Martyn

2013-06-03

391

Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers  

ScienceCinema

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have successfully demonstrated for the first time that laser-generated neutrons can be enlisted as a useful tool in the War on Terror. The international research team used the short-pulse laser at Los Alamos's TRIDENT facility to generate a neutron beam with novel characteristics that interrogated a closed container to confirm the presence and quantity of nuclear material inside. The successful experiment paves the way for creation of a table-top-sized or truck-mounted neutron generator that could be installed at strategic locations worldwide to thwart smugglers trafficking in nuclear materials.

Favalli, Andrea; Swinhoe, Martyn

2014-06-02

392

Juan Rulfo en Nueva York: Estreno de Los encuentros  

E-print Network

como la voz de la madre muerta, en esta puesta se expresa a través de Abundio. El propósito, presumiblemente, es que de este modo Juan sienta la presencia más inmediata de su madre ausente. Desde el comienzo, en la medida que Juan Preciado va... llenan el espacio dejan entrever a los "muertos." Al final éstos le entregan una linterna a Juan Preciado. El público, acosado por las luces, también entra en sus sueños cuando éste se confronta con los muertos, y va desapareciendo mágicamente hasta...

Glickman, Nora

1995-04-01

393

The development of the atomic bomb, Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The historical presentation begins with details of the selection of Los Alamos as the site of the Army installation. Wartime efforts of the Army Corps of Engineers, and scientists to include the leader of Los Alamos, Robert Oppenheimer are presented. The layout and construction of the facilities are discussed. The monumental design requirements of the bombs are discussed, including but not limited to the utilization of the second choice implosion method of detonation, and the production of bomb-grade nuclear explosives. The paper ends with a philosophical discussion on the use of nuclear weapons.

Seidel, R.W.

1993-11-01

394

Municipal drinking water and cryptosporidiosis among persons with AIDS in Los Angeles County.  

PubMed Central

To assess unfiltered drinking water as a source of cryptosporidium infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among persons with AIDS in Los Angeles County was assessed by water service area. One water distributor, serving approximately 60% of the county's residents (area B), has consistently employed filtration. The other company, which serves the remainder of the county (area A), did not institute filtration until mid-December 1986. This difference provided a 'natural experiment' in which to assess the effect of municipal water filtration on the level of cryptosporidiosis among persons with AIDS. The prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among AIDS patients was compared for the two water service areas for the time period (1983-6) preceding the implementation of filtration in area A. From 1983 to 1986 the age-standardized prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among AIDS patients was 32% lower in area A (4.2%), which received unfiltered water, than in area B (6.2%). Following addition of filtration in area A, the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among AIDS patients decreased by 20%; however, a decline, of 47%, was also observed in area B. The similar baseline levels of cryptosporidiosis and the corresponding post-filtration decline in both areas suggest that filtration had no effect on levels of cryptosporidiosis among persons with AIDS. Thus it does not appear that municipal drinking water is an important risk factor for cryptosporidiosis in AIDS patients residing in Los Angeles County. PMID:7925668

Sorvillo, F.; Lieb, L. E.; Nahlen, B.; Miller, J.; Mascola, L.; Ash, L. R.

1994-01-01

395

EXPOSURE FACTORS HANDBOOK PROJECT OVERVIEW  

EPA Science Inventory

The Exposure Factors Handbook (EPA/600/P-95/002Fa-Fc) was published in August 1997. The Handbook provides summary statistical data on exposure factors necessary to assess human exposures to environmental contaminants. New data and studies have become available since 1997. The ...

396

Four Queries About Factor Reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

When I first learned about factor analysis (as an undergraduate over a half-century ago) there were four methodological questions that troubled me. They still do. Although I have used factor analysis in research, with excellent results, it is disconcerting to realize that these basic issues remain unsettled, and are rarely examined with the incisiveness and depth they deserve. I have

Paul E. Meehl

397

Electrical and Production Load Factors  

E-print Network

, 80, 120 and 168 hours/week. Two types of load factors, electrical and production are computed for each shift classification within major industry categories in the U.S. The load factor based on monthly billing hours (ELF) increases with operating...

Sen, Tapajyoti

2010-07-14

398

Exogenous Factors in Hair Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The health and beauty of human hair have immeasurable psychological importance. Hair structure and its cycle are influenced by intentionally or nonintentionally delivered factors such as grooming, heat styling, chemical agents and climatic exposure. All of these factors are capable of causing loss of hair color and luster, harshness, stiffness, weakness, brittleness and flyaway, transient loss of hair or scarring

Liran Horev

2004-01-01

399

Factor Covariance Analysis in Subgroups.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem considered is that of an investigator sampling two or more correlation matrices and desiring to fit a model where a factor pattern matrix is assumed to be identical across samples and we need to estimate only the factor covariance matrix and the unique variance for each sample. A flexible, least squares solution is worked out and…

Pennell, Roger

400

Journal Information Journal Impact Factor  

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Journal Information Journal Impact Factor 5-Year Journal Impact Factor Journal Self Cites Journal Immediacy Index 2012 JCR Science Edition Journal: Applications of Mathematics Mark Journal Title ISSN Total- life APPL MATH-CZECH 0862-7940 240 0.222 0.549 0.054 37 7.3 >10.0 Cited Journal Citing Journal Source

Krejcí, Pavel

401

Smoking – A Renal Risk Factor  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most important tasks of clinical and experimental nephrology is to identify the risk factors of progression of renal failure. A major renal risk factor which has not been sufficiently acknowledged despite increasing evidence is cigarette smoking. Diabetologists were the first to recognize the adverse effects of smoking on the kidney: both in type 1 and in type

Stephan R. Orth

2000-01-01

402

Calculational evaluation of plasma flow switches for the Los Alamos Foil Implosion Project  

SciTech Connect

The next system design under consideration for the Los Alamos Foil Implosion Project (Trailmaster) is projected to deliver in excess of 15 MA of electrical current produced by high-explosive driven flux compression generators to a foil load. A plasma flow switch is being investigated as the final pulse shaping step in this system. The performance of these switches is being evaluated using a wide variety of computational tools including zero-, one- and two-dimensional MHD codes and a 3-D view-factor radiation transport code. We are concerned with the effects of radiation from the switch plasma prior to switching current to the load, and the interaction of the switch plasma on existing perturbations and as a source of perturbation on the imploding load. 4 refs. 6 figs.

Greene, A.E.; Bowers, R.L.; Oliphant, T.A.; Peterson, D.L.; Weiss, D.L.

1989-01-01

403

Active Damping of the E-P Instability at the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring  

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A prototype of an analog, transverse (vertical) feedback system for active damping of the two-stream (e-p) instability has been developed and successfully tested at the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring (PSR). This system was able to improve the instability threshold by approximately 30% (as measured by the change in RF buncher voltage at instability threshold). The feedback system configuration, setup procedures, and optimization of performance are described. Results of several experimental tests of system performance are presented including observations of instability threshold improvement and grow-damp experiments, which yield estimates of instability growth and damping rates. A major effort was undertaken to identify and study several factors limiting system performance. Evidence obtained from these tests suggests that performance of the prototype was limited by higher instability growth rates arising from beam leakage into the gap at lower RF buncher voltage and the onset of instability in the horizontal plane, which had no feedback.

Macek, R.J.; /Los Alamos; Assadi, S.; /Oak Ridge; Byrd, J.M.; /LBL, Berkeley; Deibele, C.E.; Henderson, S.D.; /Oak Ridge; Lee, S.Y.; /Indiana U.; McCrady, R.C.; /Los Alamos; Pivi, M.F.T.; /SLAC; Plum, M.A.; /Oak Ridge; Walbridge, S.B.; /Indiana U.; Zaugg, T.J.; /Los Alamos

2008-03-17

404

Activity Factors of the Korean Exposure Factors Handbook  

PubMed Central

Exposure factors based on the Korean population are required for making appropriate risk assessment. It is expected that handbooks for exposure factors will be applied in many fields, as well as by health department risk assessors. The present article describes the development of an exposure factors handbook that specifically focuses on human activities in situations involving the possible risk of exposure to environmental contaminants. We define majour exposure factors that represent behavioral patterns for risk assessment, including time spent on routine activities, in different places, on using transportation, and engaged in activities related to water contact including swimming, bathing and washing. Duration of residence and employment are also defined. National survey data were used to identify recommended levels of exposure factors in terms of time spent on routine activities and period of residence and employment. An online survey was conducted with 2073 subjects who were selected using a stratified random sampling method in order to develop a list of exposure factors for the time spent in different places and in performing water-related activities. We provide the statistical distribution of the variables, and report reference levels of average exposure based on the reliable data in our exposure factors handbook. PMID:24570804

Jo, Soo-Nam; Kim, So-Yeon; Lee, Kyung-Eun; Choi, Kyung-Ho; Kim, Young-Hee

2014-01-01

405

Needs assessment for fire department services and resources for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report has been developed in response to a request from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to evaluate the need for fire department services so as to enable the Laboratory to plan effective fire protection and thereby: meet LANL`s regulatory and contractual obligations; interface with the Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies on matters relating to fire and emergency services; and ensure appropriate protection of the community and environment. This study is an outgrowth of the 1993 Fire Department Needs Assessment (prepared for DOE) but is developed from the LANL perspective. Input has been received from cognizant and responsible representatives at LANL, DOE, Los Alamos County (LAC) and the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD).

NONE

1995-11-15

406

75 FR 24957 - Decision to Evaluate a Petition to Designate a Class of Employees From the Los Alamos National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to Designate a Class of Employees From the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, To Be Included in the Special Exposure...to designate a class of employees from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New...

2010-05-06

407

FUNDAMENTOS MOLECULARES Y CELULARES DE LA DEPRESIÓN Y DE LOS MECANISMOS ANTIDEPRESIVOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen Durante la segunda mitad del siglo pasado los progresos en biología molecular permitieron desarrollar métodos para estudiar las sustancias neurotransmisoras del cerebro y su rela- ción con las neuronas a través de los receptores. En los últimos treinta años se ha generado un cuerpo de conocimientos que se aproxima a explicar cómo los receptores neuronales generan cambios en el

César Augusto Arango-Dávila; Martha Isabel Escobar; Hernán José

2004-01-01

408

El azcar y los alimentos azucarados tienen el mismo efecto en la glucosa que  

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SERIE SOBRE NUTRICI�N Y de los dulces, ¿qué? El azúcar y los dulces pueden ser parte de una dieta frutas frescas y otros ingredientes nutritivos. Los endulzantes artificiales le dan sabor dulce a los harina y leche. Leer la etiqueta de nutrición ayuda a decidir cuánto comer de un alimento dulce

409

“Mercados de violencia” y guerra civil en América Latina en los 90  

Microsoft Academic Search

El ensayo es una síntesis de los procesos de articulación de los mercados de violencia entre dos economías de guerra, que se presentaron en América Latina en las décadas de los ochenta y noventa del siglo pasado. La forma como los mercados ilegales de armas de las guerras centroamericanas se articularon con las guerras andinas y el papel que el

Javier Guerrero Barón

2002-01-01

410

Congreso Internacional 1810-2010: 200 aos de Iberoamrica -2321 LA TUTELA DE LOS DERECHOS  

E-print Network

Congreso Internacional 1810-2010: 200 años de Iberoamérica - 2321 LA TUTELA DE LOS DERECHOS Los derechos humanos constituyen un todo indivisible que deriva de la dignidad de la persona. Sin sobre la exigibilidad de los derechos de primera y de segunda generación. Mientras los derechos civiles

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

411

Per: Chirapaq celebra 25 aos con un foro sobre "Derechos de los Pueblos Indgenas"  

E-print Network

Perú: Chirapaq celebra 25 años con un foro sobre "Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas celebrará su 25 aniversario con el foro público internacional: "Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas: Avances y la Nación Cree, ex parlamentario y miembro del Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los Derechos de los

Islas, León

412

Context Specific Transcription Factor Prediction  

PubMed Central

One of the goals of systems biology is the identification of regulatory mechanisms that govern an organism’s response to external stimuli. Transcription factors have been hypothesized as a major contributor to an organism’s response to various outside stimuli, and a great deal of work has been done to predict the set of transcription factors which regulate a given gene. Most of the current methods seek to identify possible binding sites from genomic sequence. Initial attempts at predicting transcription factors from genomic sequences suffered from the problem of false positives. Making the problem more difficult, it has also been shown that while predicted binding sites might be false positives, they can be shown to bind to their corresponding sequences in vitro. One method for rectifying this is through the use of phylogenetic analysis in which only regions which show high evolutionary conservation are analyzed. However such an approach may be too stringent because of the level of degeneracy shown in transcription factor binding site position weight matrices. Due to the degeneracy, there may be only a few bases that need to be conserved across species. Therefore, while a sequence may not show a high level of evolutionary conservation, these sequences may still show high affinity for the same transcription factor. In predicting transcription factor binding we explore the notion that “Co-expression implies co-regulation” [Allocco et al. BMC Bioinformatics 5:18, 2004]. With multiple genes requiring similar transcription factors binding sites, there exists a basis for eliminating false positives. This method allows for the selection of transcription factors binding sites that are active under a given experimental paradigm, thereby allowing us to indirectly incorporate the effects of chromosome and recognition site presentation upon transcription factor binding prediction. Rather than having to rationalize that a few transcription factors binding sites are over-represented in a cluster of genes, one can show that a few transcription factors are active in the cluster of genes that have been grouped together. Although the method focuses on predicting experiment-specific transcription factor binding sites, it is possible that if such a methodology were used in an iterative process where different experiments were analyzed, one could obtain a comprehensive set of transcription factors binding sites which regulate the various dynamic responses shown by biological systems under a variety of conditions hence building a more comprehensive model of transcriptional regulation. PMID:17377845

Yang, Eric; Simcha, David; Almon, Richard R.; Dubois, Debra C.; Jusko, William J.; Androulakis, Ioannis P.

2014-01-01

413

Estructura de preferencias de los consumidores de vino y actitudes hacia los vinos con Denominacion de Origen. El caso de Castilla-La Mancha  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo ha cubierto un doble objetivo, por un lado se ha determinado la importancia relativa de los atributos del vino que influyen en la conformaci�n de las preferencias de los consumidores de Castilla-La Mancha, y por otro se ha analizado la actitud de los consumidores hacia los vinos con certificaci�n de Denominaci�n de Origen (D.O.) m�s importantes de Castilla-La

Rodolfo Bernabeu; Miguel Olmeda; Monica Diaz

2005-01-01

414

Equilibrium and stability of the Los Alamos spheromak  

SciTech Connect

The open mesh flux conserver (MFC) on the Los Alamos spheromak (CTX) has been equipped with a large number of Rogowski loops measuring the current in the individual segments of the MFC, providing a complete picture of the surface current pattern induced by the equilibrium and oscillations of the confined plasma. An analysis was made of the data from these Rogowski loops.

Marklin, G.

1984-01-01

415

Los Angeles District Faces Mounting Pressure over High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After nearly eight months on the job, Superintendent David L. Brewer III has rolled out his strategy for improving student achievement in the 708,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Three new, reform-minded members also have been sworn in on the school board. But so far, the momentum for improving high schools in the nation's…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2007-01-01

416

Americas Unidas; Pilot Broadcasting Program Los Angeles, California.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A proposed Spanish-speaking pilot broadcasting program in the Los Angeles area is described in this prospectus. The purpose of Americas Unidas, a proposed non-profit California corporation, will be to do research and development, production, distribution, and broadcasting of educational films and other audiovisual materials for the…

Murdock, Samuel W.

417

Summary of environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1995  

SciTech Connect

Linking the Rio Grande Valley and the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico`s Pajarito Plateau is home to a world-class scientific institution. Los Alamos National Laboratory (or the Laboratory), managed by the Regents of the University of California, is a government-owned, Department of Energy-supervised complex investigating all areas of modern science for the purposes of national defense, health, conservation, and ecology. The Laboratory was founded in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, whose members assembled to create the first nuclear weapon. Occupying the campus of the Los Alamos Ranch School, American and British scientists gathered on the isolated mesa tops to harness recently discovered nuclear power with the hope of ending World War II. In July 1945, the initial objective of the Laboratory, a nuclear device, was achieved in Los Alamos and tested in White Sands, New Mexico. Today the Laboratory continues its role in defense, particularly in nuclear weapons, including developing methods for safely handling weapons and managing waste. For the past twenty years, the Laboratory has published an annual environmental report. This pamphlet offers a synopsis that briefly explains important concepts, such as radiation and provides a summary of the monitoring results and regulatory compliance status that are explained at length in the document entitled Environmental Surveillance at Los Alamos during 1995.

NONE

1996-10-01

418

The South Central Los Angeles Eruption: A Latino Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes the changing demographics of South Central Los Angeles (California); and considers the Latino role in the 1992 riots, the etiology of the riots, and the rift created among ethnic and racial groups. The Latino perspective on the riots and the future is developed. (SLD)

Navarro, Armando

1993-01-01

419

The Los Angeles Riot and the Economics of Urban Unrest  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Angeles riot of 1992 resulted in 52 deaths, 2500 injuries, and at least $446 million in property damage; this staggering toll rekindled interest in understanding the underlying causes of the widespread social phenomenon of rioting. We examine the causes of rioting using international data, evidence from the race riots of the 1960s in the U.S., and Census data

Denise DiPasquale; Edward L. Glaeser

1998-01-01

420

Art Captures the Impact of the Los Angeles Crisis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on area of crisis-art expressions. Offers selection of drawings done by children and adults after the Los Angeles riots that followed the court decision concerning the police handling of the Rodney King case. Brief commentaries on the drawings are included by the therapists who worked with the clients. (NB)

Riley, Shirley; And Others

1993-01-01

421

Brief review of Rover fuel development at Los Alamos  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A brief review of the graphite matrix uranium fuel development efforts at Los Alamos from 1955 through 1972 is presented. The uses of graphite flour carbon black, various binders, uranium dioxide, coated UC2 particles, and zirconium carbide in this development are described.

Davidson, Keith V.

1991-01-01

422

Technical manpower needs and resources at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has begun a program to share its scientific and technological expertise with students and teachers in the surrounding area. The goal of the Laboratory's Educational Outreach Program is to stimulate an awareness of professional opportunities in the sciences and engineering.

Freese, K.B.

1984-01-01

423

El grano y la criba de los tratamientos psicológ icos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Se presentan las conclusiones de revisar la eficacia (así como la efectividad) terapéutica par a los ca- torce tr astornos psicológ icos siguientes: Esquizofrenia, Drogadicción, Anor exia y Bulimia, Trastornos de Personalidad, Hipocondría, Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo, Disfunciones Se xuales, Ansiedad Ge- neralizada, Fobias Específicas, Agorafobia, Trastorno de Pánico, Trastorno por Estrés P ost-traumáti- co, Depresión unipolar y De presión bipolar

Marino Pérez

424

The Los Alamos nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation technology development program  

SciTech Connect

For nearly three decades, Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed and implemented nuclear measurement technology and training in support of national and international nuclear safeguards. This paper outlines the major elements of those technologies and highlights some of the latest developments.

Smith, H.A. Jr.; Menlove, H.O.; Reilly, T.D.; Bosler, G.E.; Hakkila, E.A.; Eccleston, G.W.

1994-04-01

425

Las personas con diabetes deben lograr un balance entre los  

E-print Network

en un lado del plato y los alimentos bajos en carbohidratos al otro lado. Karen Halderson, MPH, RD bajos en carbohidratos, manteniendo cada uno en su propio lado del plato o de la mesa. Comer vegetales en diferentes lados de su plato y ver si su plato está "balanceado". Sin embargo, muchas veces

426

Why Los Alamos? Quality of life makes town "Best Of"  

E-print Network

, and pollution. The beauty of the landscape mountain views, desert vistas, and the quality of fresh air and blue Magazine as the Richest County in the Western United States in 2012, Los Alamos County residents have County ranks at the top of the healthiest places in the United States in 2012, according to a recent

427

Nuevas Iniciativas con los SIG en el Municipio de  

E-print Network

parcelario #12;Mapa resultante de Calificaci�n de Suelos #12;Se cre� un CD con los mapas en formato PDF para) N�mero de Catastro de la parcela Calificaci�n de suelos (zonificaci�n) Par de Coordenadas X,Y en

Gilbes, Fernando

428

Dia de los Muertos: An Illustrated Essay and Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among Mexico's most original traditions is the holiday dedicated to honoring the dead, Dia de los Muertos, November 2. This tradition combines aspects that define the national spirit. At the same time that it is a solemn festivity to remember the dead, it becomes a fiesta in its own right. Death, more than a thing to be feared, becomes the motif…

California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.

429

Experiment to search for finite mass neutrinos at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The strong current interest among physicists of the possibility of finite-mass neutrinos has resulted in several proposals at Los Alamos for experiments to detect nonzero neutrino masses. Three experiments now underway and three proposed experiments at LAMPF are discussed. 1 table.

Bowles, T.

1980-01-01

430

72 Los Alamos Science Number 24 1996 Russian Federation  

E-print Network

72 Los Alamos Science Number 24 1996 Russian Federation Sverdlovsk-44 St. Petersburg Arzamas-16-Organics Eleron Elektrostal Moscow Institutes Nuclear Materials Protection, Control, and Accounting in the Russian Federation Ronald H. Augustson and John R. Phillips as told to Debra A. Daugherty Russian-American MPC&A #12

431

Annual Information Digest, Los Angeles Community Colleges, 1992-1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing historical data up to 1992-1994 on the nine colleges in the Los Angeles community college District (LACCD), this statistical digest presents tables and graphs on student characteristics, enrollment trends, instructional programs, student performance and articulation, special services, and fiscal and personnel resources. Highlighted…

Chen, May K. C.

432

MANUAL DEL SGIC Captulo 3. Estructura de los Centros  

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sobre el personal docente y de administración y servicios implicados en las mismas. 3. DOCUMENTACI�N DE Vicerrectorado de Planificación de Estudios. 5. Aprobar el perfil de ingreso de los estudiantes. 6. Aprobar el

Escolano, Francisco

433

The Golem Group/University of California at Los Angeles  

E-print Network

to the DGC, unmanned ground vehicles had driven at very high speeds in structured paved en- vironmentsThe Golem Group/University of California at Los Angeles Autonomous Ground Vehicle in the DARPA Experimental Unmanned Vehicle Bornstein & Shoe- maker, 2003 also used ladar to detect obstacles and could

Soatto, Stefano

434

Los Twindignados: The Rise of the Indignados Movement on Twitter  

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Los Twindignados: The Rise of the Indignados Movement on Twitter Narseo Vallina, University of Cambridge, UK E-mail: name.lastname@cl.cam.ac.uk Abstract--Twitter has already become and their accompanying civil unrest. Our analysis shows that mainstream political entities were overshadowed on Twitter

Mascolo, Cecilia

435

Los impactos de la globalización en el mundo laboral centroamericano  

Microsoft Academic Search

1 En todos los países, se han aplicado pro- gramas de ajuste de estructural que, aunque con resultados disímiles, han iniciado el proceso de transformación del modelo acumulativo. En este mismo sentido, han emergido toda una serie de nuevas actividades que insinúan una articulación distin- ta a la economía mundial. Las denominadas agroexportaciones no tradicionales, la industria de exportación y

Juan Pablo Pérez Sáinz

2003-01-01

436

Comercio sexual a partir de los viajes y el turismo  

Microsoft Academic Search

El estudio busca identificar y comprender la problemática del comercio sexual en relación con los viajes y el turismo y diseñar un modelo de prevención, para lo cual se toma como caso de estudio piloto Cartagena, Distrito Turístico y Cultural, en el entendido que no es el único destino que plantea tal problemática en el país y que el modelo

Rosa Isabel R. de Duque; Carlos Martin Carbonell

437

Electronic full-image reports at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a Department of Energy laboratory operated by the University of California. There are over 10,000 laboratory employees and contractors, many engaged in a variety of scientific and technical research. The laboratory covers forty-three square miles in northern New Mexico, one hundred miles from the nearest city which might reasonably be expected to meet the needs

1998-01-01

438

Cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory - the challenges - 9493  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of environmental cleanup at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and some of the unique aspects and challenges. Cleanup of the 65-year old Department of Energy Laboratory is being conducted under a RCRA Consent Order with the State of New Mexico. This agreement is one of the most recent cleanup agreements signed in the DOE

Susan G Stiger; Kenneth M Hargis; Michael J Graham; George J Rael

2008-01-01

439

On a Locally Minimum Cost Forwarding Game Los Alamos National  

E-print Network

On a Locally Minimum Cost Forwarding Game Stephan Eidenbenz Los Alamos National Laboratories is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage a path to a single destination. This might be the access point (AP) that allows the nodes to connect

Percus, Allon

440

FINE PORE DIFFUSER FOULING: THE LOS ANGELES STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

This report describes five fine pore diffuser evaluations conducted at three different wastewater treatment plants located in the greater Los Angeles area. he overall goal of the study was to evaluate the performance of fine pore diffusers using selected cleaning methods for exte...

441

FINE PORE DIFFUSER FOULING: THE LOS ANGELES STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

This report describes five fine pore diffuser evaluations conducted at three different wastewater treatment plants located in the greater Los Angeles area. The overall goal of the study was to evaluate the performance of fine pore diffusers using selected cleaning methods for ex...

442

Variations of Fog in the Los Angeles Basin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data from throughout the Los Angeles area were examined to determine the distribution of dense fog in the region and trends over time. The relation of the occurrence of dense fog to the phase of various atmosphere-ocean cycles such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) was analyzed. The changing influence of the urban heat

Michael R. Witiw; Steve LaDochy

443

Trends in fog frequencies in the Los Angeles Basin  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data from throughout the Los Angeles area were examined to determine the horizontal distribution of dense fog (visibility <400 m) in the region and trends over time. The relationship between the occurrence of dense fog to the phase of two atmosphere–ocean cycles: the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) measured by the PDO Index and the Southern Oscillation measured by the Southern Oscillation

M. R. Witiw; Steve LaDochy

2008-01-01

444

Food Buying Practices of Mexican Americans in East Los Angeles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a pilot study of the nutritional status of Mexican American preschool children attending Head Start in East Los Angeles in the spring of 1969, questions were asked concerning their families' buying and food practices. This paper reports on the information obtained from the 21 questionnaires which were returned. Answers to the following…

Lewis, Jane S.; And Others

445

Intersectional Dignities: Latino Immigrant Street Vendor Youth in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Los Angeles many Latino immigrants earn income through street vending, as do some of their teenagers and younger children. Members of their community and external authorities view these economic activities as deviant, low status, and illegal, and young people who engage in them are sometimes chased by the police and teased by their peers. Why do they consent to

Emir Estrada; Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

2011-01-01

446

La acrilamida en los alimentos y el riesgo de cáncer  

Cancer.gov

Hoja informativa que examina las investigaciones sobre una posible conexión entre la acrilamida en los alimentos y el riesgo de cáncer. La acrilamida es una sustancia química que se encuentra en ciertos alimentos, a niveles especialmente altos en papitas fritas, papas a la francesa y en otros alimentos que se cocinan a temperaturas altas.

447

SOFT FLOOR COVERING IN THE LOS ANGELES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A STUDY REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF CARPET IN SCHOOLS IS DISCUSSED. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO HAVE A CONSULTANT REVIEW UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DISTRICT BUILDING AND GROUNDS SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR OF THE LOS ANGELES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE SOFT FLOOR COVERING INSTALLATIONS AT ARAGON AVENUE AND TWENTY-FOURTH STREET SCHOOLS. SECTIONS…

CUNLIFF, DONALD D.

448

Space, Time, Memory: Gendered Recollections of Wartime Los Alamos  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, I examine configurations of space and time in memory texts written by men and women who lived at Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II. These accounts each use somewhat different parameters to frame their recollections, drawing attention to the gendered hierarchy of space-times involved in the work of the Manhattan Project. Despite their heterogeneous authors

Jordynn Jack

2007-01-01

449

LOS and NLOS Classification for Underwater Acoustic Localization  

E-print Network

sound speed in water makes propagation delay (PD) based range estimation attractive for underwater measurements into LOS and NLOS links, relying on the availability of propagation delay and received signal channel, which are often simplified, alongside simulation results, we validate the performance of our

Lampe, Lutz

450

México y los códigos de ética para árbitros de comercio  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN Aunque tradicional, la sociedad mexicana está lejos de ser estacionaria. Las reformas en México durante la última década ha comenzado a cambiar las relaciones cotidianas de los mexicanos con el gobierno, las agencias y entre ellos mismos. México ha reconocido la utilidad del arbitraje, de aquí estos cambios incluyen reformas que fueron hechas al Código de Comercio con respecto

María Catalina; Juan Antonio; Aguilar Garib

451

Drop Out Patterns in the East Los Angeles Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study attempted to analyze the drop out problem from spatial perspectives within the context of East Los Angeles Community College, California. Selected urban land-use types, which positively and negatively influence the propensity to drop out or persist-in colleges, were selected and captured during a global positioning system (GPS)-based…

Waktola, Daniel K.

2014-01-01

452

Urban America: Policy Choices for Los Angeles and the Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume presents 13 essays on urban problems in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles (California) following the 1992 riots, and policy options for the future. Part 1 addresses policies of the past three decades; Part 2 looks at children, youth, and families; Part 3 discusses crime and criminal justice; and Part 4 examines public…

Steinberg, James B., Ed.; And Others

453

Life Science Learning Center, Los Angeles Valley College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A description is provided of Los Angeles Valley College's Life Science Learning Center (LSLC), which provides: (1) a resource center addressed to the individualized learning needs of students served by the Biology Department; (2) a learning environment enabling students to proceed in self-paced, activity-centered, concept-oriented experiences in…

Samuels, Edward

454

Instructional Practices in Los Angeles Universal Preschool. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of Phase 3 of the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS-3), Mathematica Policy Research worked with the First 5 LA Children and Families Commission and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) to conduct a descriptive study of the characteristics of classrooms in LAUP programs during winter 2010. This study has a particular focus…

Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Xue, Yange; Kopack, Ashley; Induni, Marta; Moiduddin, Emily

2010-01-01

455

Alternative transuranic waste management strategies at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

As an integral part of the ongoing US Department of Energy waste management programs, several strategies have been identified and evaluated for the long-term management of defense transuranic (TRU) waste now buried or stored at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 14 alternatives evaluated are combinations of the following operations: (1) Continue present practices (CPP), (2) Engineered improvements (EI), (3)

L. J. Walker; W. R. Hansen; D. C. Nelson; G. Maestas; W. J. Wenzel; F. A. Guevara; J. L. Warren; J. C. Rodgers; J. M. Graf

1981-01-01

456

Diet and colon cancer in Los Angeles County, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

The diets of 746 colon cancer cases in Los Angeles County, California (USA) were compared with those of 746 controls matched on age, sex, race, and neighborhood. In both genders, total energy intake was associated with significantly increased risk, and calcium intake was associated with significantly decreased risk. These effects were reduced only slightly after adjustment for the nondietary risk

Ruth K. Peters; Malcolm C. Pike; David Garabrant; Thomas M. Mack

1992-01-01

457

Sources of crime guns in Los Angeles, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is agreement in the literature that offenders often acquire guns through unregulated private encounters with friends, family members and petty criminals. Although anecdotes suggest that licensed gun dealers also play a role, most studies have ignored or discounted the possibility that dishonest retailers are a significant source of supply. This effort explores gun markets in Los Angeles by examining

Julius Wachtel

1998-01-01

458

Dia de los Muertos: A Joyful Mexican Celebration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief article describes the history, traditions, and food of the Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Day, and explores classroom and studio activities that teachers can do with their students. Teachers are urged to encourage students to explore the topic of the Day of the Dead, comparing it to other traditions and…

Markello, Carrie; Bean, Kathy

2005-01-01

459

Mercury: The Los Alamos ICF KrF laser system  

SciTech Connect

The Mercury KrF laser facility at Los Alamos is being built with the benefit of lessons learned from the Aurora system. An increased understanding of KrF laser engineering, and the designed implementation of system flexibility, will permit Mercury to serve as a tested for a variety of advanced KrF technology concepts.

Czuchlewski, S.J.; York, G.W.; Bigio, I.J.; Brucker, J.; Hanson, D.; Honig, E.M.; Kurnit, N.; Leland, W.; McCown, A.W.; McLeod, J.; Rose, E.; Thomas, S.; Thompson, D.

1993-01-19

460

Los costos sociales de la política de seguridad democrática  

Microsoft Academic Search

El diagnóstico de la estrategia “Seguridad Democrática” del Plan, ignora y desconoce las causas sociales, económicas y políticas que dieron origen al levantamiento armado y a la organización político-militar de la insurgencia, pues plantea que la causa fundamental de los problemas sociales y de violencia del país se deben a la existencia del narcotráfico y a las posibilidades de financiación

Heber Hernández Ayazo; Jaime Bermúdez Guerrero

2003-01-01

461

Curriculum Vitae MARA DE LOS NGELES POZAS GARZA  

E-print Network

, 1994. 196 p. ISBN: 968-6823-25-5. María de los Angeles Pozas, Industrial Restructuring in Mexico: Corporate Adaptation, Technological Innovation, and Changing Patterns of Industrial Relations in Monterrey p. ISBN: 1878367153. Reestructuración Industrial en Monterrey. México DF. Fundación Friedrich Ebert

Islas, León

462

Inertial confinement fusion at the Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is contributing to the resolution of key issues in the US Inertial-Confinement-Fusion Program and plans to play a strong role in the experimental program at the National Ignition Facility when it is completed.

Lindman, E.; Baker, D.; Barnes, C.; Bauer, B.; Beck, J.B. [and others

1997-11-01

463

94 Los Alamos Science Number 29 2005 Complex Networks  

E-print Network

94 Los Alamos Science Number 29 2005 Complex Networks The Challenge of Interaction Topology Zoltán networks. #12;S ystems of many interacting par- ticles typically exhibit complex behavior. In most well of systems called complex networks, in which the interactions are mediated not by a continuum (or a simple

464

The Widening Divide: Income Inequality and Poverty in Los Angeles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes findings from the Research Project on Income Inequality and Poverty in Los Angeles. The figures reported are based on an analysis of published and unpublished data sets, including the Public Use Microdata Sets for the 1970 and 1980 decennial Census of Population, the Current Population Surveys, and the American Housing…

Castellanos, Eulalio; And Others

465

Measures of Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles County  

E-print Network

. Los Angeles County is well known as a foremost destination for immigrants to the United States. 1 close to that of whites. Poverty · Each immigrant cohort saw its poverty rate fall dramatically between 1990 and 2006­2008, even while poverty among the white native-born comparison group rose. Thus

Rohs, Remo

466

Initial performance of Los Alamos Advanced Free-Electron Laser  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many industrial and research applications can benefit from the availability of a compact, turn-key laser that puts out 100 watts or more of tunable light. Free-electron lasers are inherently capable of generating light over a wide wavelength band with high average powers, In the past, FELs have been typically large and complex machines. Over the past three years, Los Alamos

R. L. Sheffield; R. H. Austin; K. C. D. Chan; C. Fortgang; S. M. Gierman; J. Kinross-Wright; S. H. Kong; D. C. Nguyen; S. J. Russell; C. A. Timmer; R. W. Warren

1993-01-01

467

Hydrocarbon involvement in photochemical smog formation in Los Angeles atmosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extensive chemical and physical measurements of the Los Angeles Reactive Pollutant Program (LARPP), made during one day of the studies, November 5, 1973, are analyzed to test current theories of hydrocarbon involvement in photochemical smog formation. It is noted that the ratio of the concentration of a reactive hydrocarbon to that for acetylene decreases regularly throughout the day. Indirect

Jack G. Calvert

1976-01-01

468

Designing More Efficient Markets: Lessons from Los Angeles Smog Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

Market-based approaches for environmental protection are beginning to take root around the world. This article attempts to improve our understanding of the performance of environmental markets by constructing and evaluating an information base on trades in Los Angeles, which includes the first detailed data on trading prices. The analysis suggests that trading activity has been shaped by the detailed regulations

Vivien Foster; Robert W. Hahn

1995-01-01

469

Spatial Analysis of Air Pollution and Mortality in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The assessment of air pollution exposure using only community average concentrations may lead to measurement error that lowers estimates of the health burden attributable to poor air quality. To test this hypothesis, we modeled the association between air pollution and mortality using small-area exposure measures in Los Angeles, California. Methods: Data on 22,905 subjects were extracted from the Amer-

Michael Jerrett; Richard T. Burnett; Renjun Ma; C Arden Pope; Daniel Krewski; K Bruce Newbold; George Thurston; Yuanli Shi; Norm Finkelstein; Eugenia E. Calle; Michael J. Thun

2005-01-01

470

Asthma and air pollution in the Los Angeles area  

Microsoft Academic Search

Daily asthma attack diaries of 16 panels of asthmatics residing in the Los Angeles area were collected by the Environmental Protection Agency for 34-week periods during the years 1972 to 1975. These data are examined here for the relationship between daily attack occurrence and daily levels of photochemical oxidant, total suspended particulates, minimum temperature, relative humidity, and average wind speed.

A. S. Whittemore; E. L. Korn

1980-01-01

471

Alexander J. Levine University of California, Los Angeles  

E-print Network

Alexander J. Levine University of California, Los Angeles Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Articles in Preparation 1. Andrew R. Missel, William S. Klug, and Alex J. Levine The nonlinear mechanics of semiflexible networks INVITED for Nonlinearity (2012). 2. Alex J. Levine and C. F. Schmidt Microrheology

Levine, Alex J.

472

Annual Information Digest, Los Angeles Community Colleges, 1991-1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing historical data up to 1991-93 on the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), this statistical digest presents tables and graphs on student characteristics, enrollment trends, instructional programs, student performance and articulation, special services, and fiscal and personnel resources. Highlighted…

Kelly, Dexter

473

LOS COMITÉS DE ÉTICA DE INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMEDICA Y PSICOSOCIAL EN BOLIVIA*  

PubMed Central

Este artículo reporta un estudio realizado en las ciudades de La Paz, Cochabamba, y Santa Cruz en Bolivia. Interesaba saber cuál era la situación de la bioética en Bolivia y cómo se estaba protegiendo a los sujetos de investigación. Luego de revisar algunos conceptos bioéticos, la legislación boliviana y los métodos del estudio, se dan a conocer los resultados del mismo, los cuales revelan gran desconocimiento respecto de cómo proteger los derechos de los sujetos, por la casi ausencia o el inadecuado funcionamiento de los comités de ética de la investigación. PMID:20802822

Zwareva Mashiri, Elizabeth C.

2010-01-01

474

Ecosystem studies at the Los Medanos site, Eddy County, New Mexico. Volume I  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the results of biological studies conducted during 1980 at the Los Medanos site in southeastern New Mexico. The studies include: (1) densities and species composition of the avifauna of the Los Medanos site; (2) aquatic ecosystems of the lower Pecos drainage; (3) floristic studies at the Los Medanos site; (4) plant successional, grazing, trampling, and salt studies on the Los Medanos site; (5) soil and vegetation studies at the Los Medanos site; (6) arthropod and decomposition studies at the WIPP site; (7) amphibians, reptiles and mammals at the Los Medanos site; (8) vertebrate ecology at the Los Medanos site; and (9) statistical analysis and data management. 7 refs. (ACR)

Hart, J.S. (ed.)

1981-05-01

475

Tiny Cross Causes a Stir in Los Angeles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The City of Angels may be bracing for another dramatic event and, oddly enough, it may have nothing to do with the climatic conditions in that region of the country. Recently the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that it would sue Los Angeles County unless the governmental entity comes up with a plan within 14 days to remove a tiny cross from the County's official seal. The seal (which has been in use for 47 years) features the goddess Pomona holding various agricultural products grown in the county, along with symbols of the area's dairy, fishing, aerospace and oil industries. According to the county's website the tiny cross on the seal represents "the influence of the church and the missions of California." In a letter to the Los Angeles County board of supervisors, the executive director of the ACLU of Southern California noted: "When the County transmitted its newly designed seal to the California Secretary of State on February 27, 1957, the transmittal letter stated in plain language that the cross was included to represent religion." Responding to this letter, County Supervisors Michael Antonvich and Don Knabe announced that "Our history cannot be rewritten and it will not be rewritten," and went on to remark that the demand to remove the cross from the seal was "right out of a George Orwell novel." The first link will take users to a news piece about the recent letter sent by the ACLU regarding the cross on the Los Angeles County seal offered by the Los Angeles Daily News. The second link leads to a like-minded piece offered by the Los Angeles Times [Free registration required] that discusses the reaction to the letter from the Board of Supervisors. The third link leads to a pointed editorial offered by the Los Angeles Daily News this past Tuesday. The fourth link leads to a webpage provided by Los Angeles County that explains the iconography and symbols used on the official seal. The fifth link leads to the religious liberty area of the ACLU website, which describes the various issues that the organization provides legal consultation and aid to, such as school prayer, religious freedom, and the use and placement of the Ten Commandments. The sixth and final link leads to the homepage of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, where visitors can browse their publications, read news about various ongoing stories that address the broad topic of religion and public life, and read transcripts of events and discussions sponsored by the Forum.

476

Factorization in exclusive quarkonium production  

E-print Network

We present factorization theorems for two exclusive heavy-quarkonium production processes: production of two quarkonia in e^+e^- annihilation and production of a quarkonium and a light meson in B-meson decays. We describe the general proofs of factorization and supplement them with explicit one-loop analyses, which illustrate some of the features of the soft-gluon cancellations. We find that violations of factorization are generally suppressed relative to the factorized contributions by a factor v^2m_c/Q for each S-wave charmonium and a factor m_c/Q for each L-wave charmonium with L>0. Here, v is the velocity of the heavy quark or antiquark in the quarkonium rest frame, Q=sqrt{s} for e^+e^- annihilation, Q=m_B for B-meson decays, sqrt{s} is the e^+e^- center-of-momentum energy, m_c is the charm-quark mass, and m_B is the B-meson mass. There are modifications to the suppression factors if quantum-number restrictions apply for the specific process.

Geoffrey T. Bodwin; Xavier Garcia i Tormo; Jungil Lee

2010-02-27

477

Los posibles efectos de la liberalización comercial en los hogares rurales centroamericanos a partir de un modelo desagregado para la economía rural: Caso de Nicaragua  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo se enmarca en el contexto de la ratificación de Nicaragua del tratado de libre comercio DR-CAFTA en 2005. El objetivo del estudio es desarrollar un modelo que permita analizar los posibles impactos de la apertura comercial en los hogares rurales nicaragüenses, con una perspectiva microeconómica que incorpore las diversidades entre los hogares y las complejidades en sus

J. Edward Taylor; Antonio Yúñez Naude; Nancy Jesurun-Clements; Eduardo Baumeister; Ana Lissette Amaya; Ramón Canales; Miguel Alemán; Guy Delmelle

2006-01-01

478

Aumentan un 100% los estudiantes de Movilidad No Europea de la UA, los nuevos convenios y el presupuesto destinado a este programa  

E-print Network

Aumentan un 100% los estudiantes de Movilidad No Europea de la UA, los nuevos convenios y el vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales de la UA, Juan Llopis, el director del Secretariado de Movilidad informativo con los estudiantes de la UA seleccionados para el programa propio de Movilidad No Europea. En

Escolano, Francisco

479

Hoffmann, Odile, 2008, "Entre etnizacin y racializacin: los avatares de la identificacin entre los afrodescendientes en Mxico", pp163-175 en Alicia Castellanos  

E-print Network

Hoffmann, Odile, 2008, "Entre etnización y racialización: los avatares de la identificación entre-Iztapalapa. Entre etnización y racialización: los avatares de la identificación entre los afrodescendientes en

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

480

NCI ofrece apoyo a quienes están necesitados después de los huracanes Katrina y Rita  

Cancer.gov

El Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI), parte de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH), está empeñado en ayudar a las miles de personas que han sido asoladas por los efectos de los huracánes Katrina y Rita. NCI está tratando de llegar a los públicos diversos para proporcionarles información relacionada con el cáncer que pueda ser compartida con exactitud y efectividad con quienes han sido afectados por los huracánes.

481

Factor analysis of seventeen joint flexibility measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seventeen measures of joint flexibility were obtained on 190 volunteer subjects, 124 women and 66 men. Using a Leighton flexometer and a Universal goniometer seventeen measures of flexibility were taken. A principle axes method of factor analysis with oblique rotation revealed four significant factors. The first factor had 14 significant factor loadings (r>0.30) with Factor II having 13, Factor III,

T. B. Hoshizaki; R. D. Bell

1984-01-01

482

Improvement of Photon Buildup Factors for Radiological Assessment  

SciTech Connect

Slant-path buildup factors for photons between 1 keV and 10 MeV for nine radiation shielding materials (air, aluminum, concrete, iron, lead, leaded glass, polyethylene, stainless steel, and water) are calculated with the most recent cross-section data available using Monte Carlo and discrete ordinates methods. Discrete ordinates calculations use a 244-group energy structure that is based on previous research at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), but extended with the results of this thesis, and its focused studies on low-energy photon transport and the effects of group widths in multigroup calculations. Buildup factor calculations in discrete ordinates benefit from coupled photon/electron cross sections to account for secondary photon effects. Also, ambient dose equivalent (herein referred to as dose) buildup factors were analyzed at lower energies where corresponding response functions do not exist in literature. The results of these studies are directly applicable to radiation safety at LANL, where the dose modeling tool Pandemonium is used to estimate worker dose in plutonium handling facilities. Buildup factors determined in this thesis will be used to enhance the code's modeling capabilities, but should be of interest to the radiation shielding community.

F.G. Schirmers

2006-07-01

483

Watts, the 1965 Los Angeles Riots, and the Communicative Construction of the Fear Epicenter of Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

215 mental maps collected in 1998 indicate that Watts is Los Angeles' epicenter of fear. Spatial cluster analysis provides evidence that this fear is most closely associated with the 1965 ''Watts'' riots. The role played by television in constructing spatial fear is proposed as a possible explanation for the persistence of this collective memory. Analysis of phone survey data and

Sorin Adam Matei; Sandra Ball-Rokeach

2005-01-01

484

Este Mster propone abordar los temas relacionados con la gestin sanitaria, analizar los nuevos nichos de ejercicio  

E-print Network

recuperar medios naturales afectados por la contaminaci�n, tanto del aire, el agua o el suelo. En general: SUELOS Y SANIDAD AMBIENTAL. Coordina: Miguel �ngel Casermeiro (UCM). Conocer los problemas sanitarios derivados de la contaminaci�n de suelos. Conocer la legislaci�n espec�fica de suelos contaminados Ser capaz

Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad

485

Hate Crime in Los Angeles County 1990. A Report to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report on 1990 hate crimes in Los Angeles County (California) found 275 racially motivated hate crimes, 150 religiously motivated hate crimes, and 125 sexual orientation hate crimes. The data were collected primarily from law enforcement and community agencies. Of the racially motivated crimes, most were aimed at Blacks, followed by Asians. Jews…

Hatcher, Bunny Nightwalker

486

Environmental Factors Inducing Human Cancers  

PubMed Central

Background An explosion of research has been done in discovering how human health is affected by environmental factors. I will discuss the impacts of environmental cancer causing factors and how they continue to cause multiple disruptions in cellular networking. Some risk factors may not cause cancer. Other factors initiate consecutive genetic mutations that would eventually alter the normal pathway of cellular proliferations and differentiation. Genetic mutations in four groups of genes; (Oncogenes, Tumor suppressor genes, Apoptosis genes and DNA repairing genes) play a vital role in altering the normal cell division. In recent years, molecular genetics have greatly increased our understanding of the basic mechanisms in cancer development and utilizing these molecular techniques for cancer screening, diagnosis, prognosis and therapies. Inhibition of carcinogenic exposures wherever possible should be the goal of cancer prevention programs to reduce exposures from all environmental carcinogens. PMID:23304670

Parsa, N

2012-01-01

487

ROBUST STRUCTURED MULTIFRONTAL FACTORIZATION AND ...  

E-print Network

For two-dimensional (2D) problems, these are shown to be lower bounds for exact factorizations with any ...... of elastomeric materials and plastic flow in metals. It is an ... For example, consider the following time harmonic Maxwell equations.

2011-05-17

488

Chemical Specific Adjustment factors Workshop  

EPA Science Inventory

The World Health Organization, through the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), has established guidance on the use of mechanistic data to replace default uncertainty factors for interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies variability in deriving risk values such as...

489

Hierarchical Regression without Phantom Factors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shows that phantom factors are unnecessary to achieve the objectives of a hierarchical regression and gives a direct approach to computing hierarchical or fixed-order regressions that is equivalent to that proposed by P. de Jong (1999).(SLD)

Bentler, Peter M.; Satorra, Albert

2000-01-01

490

Factor Analysis of Multicomponent Samples.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an experiment in which factor analysis is used to identify and quantify the components of mixtures containing up to four species. Discussed are the theory, procedures, and sample results for this activity. (CW)

Harvey, David T.; Bowman, Amy

1990-01-01

491

What Is Your Inflation Factor?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Determination of an "inflation factor" at the George Washington University Bookstore is described by its general manager. The primary objective of the study undertaken was to arrive at an overall percentage increase in the price of textbooks. (LBH)

Hurwitz, Monroe

1976-01-01

492

Automatic Test Factoring for Java  

E-print Network

Test factoring creates fast, focused unit tests from slow system-widetests; each new unit test exercises only a subset of the functionalityexercised by the system test. Augmenting a test suite with factoredunit tests ...

Saff, David

2005-06-08

493

Risk factors for equine laminitis  

E-print Network

logistic regression to assess age, breed, sex, and seasonality as risk factors for equine laminitis. There were 70 acute cases, 183 chronic cases, and 779 controls. No statistical association was found between age, breed, sex, or seasonality...

Polzer, John Patrick

2012-06-07

494

Genetic factors in neuromuscular pain.  

PubMed

Recent evidence suggests that fibromyalgia, a chronic widespread pain condition and related syndromes (chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.) may share heritable pathophysiologic features. We review the recent literature on genetic and familial factors found to participate in the pathogenesis of these syndromes, specifically fibromyalgia, including evidence suggesting that serotonin- and dopamine-related genes may play a role in the pathogenesis of these illnesses. The importance of environmental factors triggering these conditions in predisposed individuals is also discussed. PMID:15788956

Buskila, Dan; Neumann, Lily; Press, Joseph

2005-04-01

495

Programming: factors that influence success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper documents a study, carried out in the academic year 2003-2004, on fifteen factors that may influence performance on a first year object-oriented programming module. The factors included prior academic experience, prior computer experience, self-perception of programming performance and comfort level on the module and specific cognitive skills. The study found that a student's perception of their understanding of

Susan Bergin; Ronan Reilly

2005-01-01

496

Electrical and Production Load Factors  

E-print Network

ELECTRICAL AND PRODUCTION LOAD FACTORS Tapajyoti Sen Warren M. Heffington Research Assistant Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Department Industrial Assessment Center Texas A&M University College Station..., the load factor based on production hours (PLF) shows an inverse trend, varying from about 1.4 for one shift operation to 0.8 for around-the-clock operation. The deviations in the mean PLF values were, however, found to be significantly higher than...

Sen, T.; Heffington, W. M.

497

Schemes for Deterministic Polynomial Factoring  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work we relate the deterministic complexity of factoring polynomials (over finite fields) to certain combinatorial objects, we call m-schemes, that are generaliza- tions of permutation groups. We design a new generalization of the known conditional deterministic subexponential time polynomial factoring algorithm to get an underly- ing m-scheme. We then demonstrate how progress in understanding m-schemes relate to improvements

Gábor Ivanyos; Marek Karpinski; Nitin Saxena

2008-01-01

498

Explaining Economic Growth: Factor Accumulation, Total Factor Productivity Growth, and Production Efficiency Improvement  

E-print Network

Explaining Economic Growth: Factor Accumulation, Total Factor Productivity Growth, and Production factor productivity growth, and production efficiency improvement. In addition, this paper incorporates quality of factors or total factor productivity growth in explaining output growth. The quality of capital

Ahmad, Sajjad

499

Postpartum Psychosis: Risk Factors Identification  

PubMed Central

Background: A better understanding of risk factors associated with postpartum psychosis may contribute to the better management. Aims: This study was to identify the risk factors contributing to postpartum psychosis. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional, case control study 100 patients of postpartum psychosis (PP) were compared with the healthy controls. Risk factors explored were sociodemographic factors (age, education, occupation, income, and family type); positive family history; pregnancy and perinatal factors (number of antenatal check-up, parity, and complications during pregnancy, perinatal phase or in newborn); and presence of husband during peripartum period. Data were analyzed by graph pad instat software using chi square test and Fisher's exact test. Results: Total of 64% patients and 42% controls were less than 25 years of age (P = 0.001). Among the patients, 62% were primiparae compared with 46% in the controls (P = 0.02). Per capita family income was less than 5000 INR in 72% patients and 56% controls (P = 0.01). Maternal complications during perinatal period were observed in 38% patients and 22% controls (P = 0.01), while the complications in newborns were seen in 21% patients and 8% controls (P = 0.009). Husband was present in 58% patients and 76% controls. (P = 0.006). Conclusions: The risk factors related to PP were younger age, lower per capita income, perinatal and neonatal complications, and absence of husband in peripartum phase. PMID:25006563

Upadhyaya, Suneet Kumar; Sharma, Archana; Raval, Chintan M

2014-01-01

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Transgender Female Youth and Sex Work: HIV Risk and a Comparison of Life Factors Related to Engagement in Sex Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the HIV risk behaviors and life experiences of 151 transgender female youth, ages 15–24, in Los Angeles\\u000a and Chicago. Descriptive analyses and logistic regression modeling were used to identify life factors associated with ever\\u000a having engaged in sex work. Sixty-seven percent of participants had ever engaged in sex work and 19% self-reported being HIV\\u000a positive. Many factors

Erin C. Wilson; Robert Garofalo; Robert D. Harris; Amy Herrick; Miguel Martinez; Jaime Martinez; Marvin Belzer

2009-01-01