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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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Estados que requieren cobertura de los costos de estudios clínicos  

Cancer.gov

Una lista de búsqueda y el mapa de los estados de EE.UU. requieren que los planes de salud para pagar los costos de la atención del paciente asociados con ensayos clínicos. Las principales disposiciones se resumen.

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Factors That Contribute to Academic Success in Higher Education of Latino Males in the Los Angeles Community College District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This dissertation sought to find the most significant personal strategies and institutional support used by Latino males who successfully complete transfer requirements in the Los Angeles Community College District and determined what factors most contribute to Latino academic success. The study begins with a review of literature and…

Morales, Marcellino J.

2010-01-01

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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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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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Factors Associated with HIV Viral Load in a Respondent Driven Sample in Los Angeles  

PubMed Central

This study used a modified version of the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to examine the predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with detectable viral load (VL). HIV status was measured using saliva and confirmed by blood. Of 835 persons enrolled, 193 were HIV positive and provided VL counts. A multistage logistic regression demonstrated that the predisposing factors of homelessness and recent substance abuse, particularly methamphetamine abuse, had a negative association with VL. The negative association of homelessness was lessened with the introduction of enabling and need utilization factors in the model. In contrast, the negative association with recent substance abuse on VL was sustained in the final model. Provision of HIV care and medications attenuated the negative association of homelessness within this sample. Guided policy to address substance abuse among those who are HIV positive is needed to improve biological outcomes.

King, WD; Larkins, S; Hucks-Ortiz, C; Wang, J; Gorbach, P; Veniegas, R; Shoptaw, S

2008-01-01

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Social and institutional factors that affect breastfeeding duration among WIC participants in Los Angeles County, California.  

PubMed

Hospital practices and early maternal return to work are associated with breastfeeding duration; however, research has not documented the long-term effects of many hospital policies or the effect of early return to work on breastfeeding outcomes of WIC participants. This study investigated the impact of in-hospital breastfeeding, receipt of a formula discharge pack, and maternal return to work on the long-term breastfeeding outcomes of 4,725 WIC participants in Los Angeles County, California. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to assess determinants of exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months and breastfeeding at 6, 12, and 24 months. In-hospital initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding in the hospital, receipt of a formula discharge pack, and maternal return to work before 3 months were all significantly associated with breastfeeding outcomes after controlling for known confounders. Mothers who exclusively breastfed in the hospital were eight times as likely as mothers who did not breastfeed in the hospital to reach the AAP recommendation of breastfeeding for 12 months or longer (P < .01). Only 6.9% of the sample reported exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months or more, and just one-third reported any breastfeeding at 12 months. Nine in ten respondents received a formula discharge pack in the hospital. Mothers who received a discharge pack were half as likely to exclusively breastfeed at 6 months as those who did not receive one (P < .01). Medical providers should educate, encourage, and support WIC mothers to breastfeed in the hospital and refrain from giving formula discharge packs. PMID:22205423

Langellier, Brent A; Pia Chaparro, M; Whaley, Shannon E

2012-12-01

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Hospitalizations due to hepatitis C in Los Angeles County, 2007-2009: case characteristics and factors associated with mortality.  

PubMed

Morbidity and mortality due to hepatitis C (HCV) infection are rising in the United States as the highest risk cohort (those born between 1945 and 1965) ages. It is important for governments and healthcare providers to have timely, readily obtainable data to estimate the burden of HCV locally. Demographic factors, hospital charges and comorbid conditions were summarized for Los Angeles County (LAC) residents who had at least one hospitalization in California during 2007-2009 with HCV as a primary or secondary diagnosis using statewide hospital discharge data. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios for factors associated with dying during hospitalization. A total of 19 907 unique patients were hospitalized with HCV during the 3-year study period; 63.0% were aged 45-65 years; 1874 (9.4%) died. Hospitalizations for HCV doubled during this time period. Total charges for hospitalizations for which HCV was coded as the principal diagnosis increased from $18 million to $58 million, with over 70% charged to government sources. After adjusting for demographic factors, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B (HBV), current alcohol abuse and kidney disease were associated with dying during hospitalization. Based on statewide hospital discharge data, morbidity and mortality from HCV infections increased in LAC from 2007-2009, and pose an economic burden to government. To lower mortality risk, HCV patients should be referred for follow-up. The expected increase in HCV hospitalizations as infected patients' age poses an increasing burden to healthcare systems. PMID:23910647

Sie, L; Gatto, N M; Bancroft, E

2013-03-20

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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.

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

2012-01-01

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Una aproximación a las principales dificultades léxicas y morfo-sintácticas para aprender inglés de los hablantes hispanos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article points out the main lexical and morpho-syntactic errors Spanish speakers have when they learn English. These errors have been observed in a group of Mexican students in USA. The paper will illustrate with examples problems such as Spanglish, generalization, mother tongue influence, etc. so that lecturers see these errors as a natural part of students' learning process. Some

MARÍA MARTÍNEZ LIROLA

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A través de los ojos de Carl Marx: reseña de los escritos de Marx sobre América Latina en Alberto Fillipi  

Microsoft Academic Search

La historia de las instituciones latinoamericanas es compleja, densa y ambivalente. Italiano de nacimiento, pero venezolano por opción; el profesor Alberto Fillipi es considerado como uno de los principales estudiosos de las instituciones latinoamericanas en el mundo. En su obra, Las Instituciones e Ideologías en la Independencia Hispanoamericana, Fillipi recoge un conjunto de ensayos los cuales fueron escritos en diferentes

Maximiliano Korstanje

2007-01-01

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Human factors aspects of the major upgrade to control systems at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Plutonium Facility  

SciTech Connect

The Plutonium Facility (TA-55) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been in operation for over 15 years. It handles projects such as: stockpile maintenance, surveillance, and dismantlement; pit rebuild; plutonium power source fabrication for long duration spacecraft missions (e.g., Cassini); nuclear materials technology research; nuclear materials storage; and remediation of nuclear waste. The Operations Center of TA-55 is the nerve center of the facility where operators are on duty around the clock and monitor several thousand data points using the Facility Control System (FCS). The FCS monitors, displays, alarms, and provides some limited control of the following systems; HVAC, fire detection and suppression, radiation detection, electrical, and other miscellaneous systems. The FCS was originally based on late 1970s digital technology, which is not longer supported by the vendors. Additionally, the equipment failure rates increased notably in the 1990s. Thus, plans were put into place to upgrade and replace the FCS hardware, software, and display components with modernized equipment. The process was complicated by the facts that: the facility was operational and could not be totally closed for the modifications; complete documentation was not available for the existing system; the Safety Analyses for the facility were in the process of being upgraded at the same time; and of course limited time and budgets. This paper will discuss the human factors aspects of the design, installation, and testing of the new FCS within the above noted constraints. Particular items to be discussed include the functional requirements definition, operating experience review, screen designs, test program, operator training, and phased activation of the new circuits in an operational facility.

Higgins, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Pope, N. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1997-06-01

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Caracterización de entornos y determinantes de la eficiencia en los sectores del cuero, el calzado y la marroquinería  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este estudio permite caracterizar al sector en Colombia en seis entornos principales e identificar los principales aspectos que marcan la diferenciaentre las empresas de calzado y marroquinería en cuero, ubicadas en el Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá (Amva),1 seleccionadas a partir de una muestra representativa, y comparadas con otras ciudades del país. Adicionalmente, y lo más importante, ayuda a

David Tobón Orozco; Jorge Barrientos Marín

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Epidemiologic study of neural tube defects in Los Angeles County. II. Etiologic factors in an area with low prevalence at birth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Epidemiologic characteristics of neural tube defect (NTD) births occurring in Los Angeles County, California, residents during the period 1966-1972 are presented. The prevalence at birth was 0.52\\/1000 births for anencephalus, 0.51\\/1000 for spina bifida, and 0.08\\/1000 for encephalocele, rates considered to be low for a predominantly white population. We hypothesized that environmental (nongenetic) factors are of less etiologic importance in

Lowell E. Sever

1982-01-01

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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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TRATAMIENTO FISCAL DE LOS FACTORES DE RIESGO PARA LA SALUD Y DEL GASTO SANITARIO: REVISIÓN Y PROPUESTAS DE REFORMA  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo revisa algunos de los aspectos más destacables de la fiscalidad sobre el consumo de bienes nocivos como instrumento de intervención vinculada a las políticas de salud y a la corrección del fallo de mercado. El objetivo no es otro que el de repasar el estado de conocimiento al respecto, destacando las variables que delimitan el marco de

Guillém López Casasnovas; Esther Martínez García

2001-01-01

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Characterization of three abnormal factor IX variants (Bm Lake Elsinore, Long Beach, and Los Angeles) of hemophilia-B. Evidence for defects affecting the latent catalytic site.  

PubMed Central

Abnormal factor IX variant proteins were isolated from the plasmas of three unrelated severe hemophilia-B families that had been previously shown to contain functionally impaired molecules immunologically similar to normal factor IX. The families studied were: (1) a patient with markedly prolonged ox brain prothrombin time, designated factor IX Bm Lake Elsinore (IXBmLE); (b) three patients (brothers) with moderately prolonged ox brain prothrombin time, designated factor IX Long Beach (IXLB); and (c) a patient with normal ox brain prothrombin time designated factor IX Los Angeles (IXLA). Each variant molecule comigrates with normal factor IX (IXN) both in the sodium dodecyl sulfate and in the nondenaturing alkaline gel electrophoresis. All three variant proteins are indistinguishable from IXN in their amino acid compositions, isoelectric points, carbohydrate distributions and number of gamma-carboxyglutamic acid residues. Each variant protein undergoes a similar pattern of cleavage by factor XIa/Ca2+ and by factor VIIa/Ca2+/tissue factor, and is activated at a rate similar to that observed for IXN. All of the three variant proteins also react with an anti-IXN monoclonal antibody that interferes with the binding of activated IXN(IXaN) to thrombin-treated factor VIIIC. However, in contrast to IXaN, the cleaved IXBmLE has negligible activity (approximately 0.2%), and cleaved forms of IXLA and IXLB have significantly reduced activity (approximately 5-6%) in binding to antithrombin-III/heparin, and in activating factor VII (plus Ca2+ and phospholipid) or factor X (plus Ca2+ and phospholipid) +/- factor VIII. These data, taken together, strongly indicate that the defect in these three variant proteins resides near or within the latent catalytic site. This results in virtually a complete loss of catalytic activity of the cleaved IXBmLE molecule and approximately 95% loss of catalytic activity of the cleaved IXLA and IXLB molecules. Images

Usharani, P; Warn-Cramer, B J; Kasper, C K; Bajaj, S P

1985-01-01

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Clasificación de petróleos mexicanos mediante cromatografía de gases y análisis de componentes principales  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen. En el presente trabajo se evaluó la metodología tradicional para caracterizar y clasificar petróleos a partir de los hidrocarburos con 7 átomos de carbono. Con esta finalidad se utilizó un juego de datos cromatográficos de 43 muestras de aceites colectados en tres importantes áreas productivas de México. Se encontró que dicha metodología no permite clasificar claramente las muestras de

Comunicación Técnica; Nora K. Cañipa-Morales; Carlos A. Galán-Vidal; José A. Pérez-Ortiz; Mario A. Guzmán-Vega

2003-01-01

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Epidemiologic study of neural tube defects in Los Angeles County. II. Etiologic factors in an area with low prevalence at birth  

SciTech Connect

Epidemiologic characteristics of neural tube defect (NTD) births occurring in Los Angeles County, California, residents during the period 1966-1972 are presented. The prevalence at birth was 0.52/1000 births for anencephalus, 0.51/1000 for spina bifida, and 0.08/1000 for encephalocele, rates considered to be low for a predominantly white population. We hypothesized that environmental (nongenetic) factors are of less etiologic importance in a low-prevalence population than in areas or time periods with high prevalence. We tested that hypothesis by examining epidemiologic characteristics of NTDs in Los Angeles County and comparing them with high-prevalence populations. The data did not support a major etiologic role for environmental factors: (1) no significant differences between rates by month of birth or conception; (2) no significant association with maternal age or parity for anencephalus; for spina bifida a significant maternal age effect (P < 0.01) and for encephalocele a parity effect (P < 0.02); and (3) no significant relationship with father's occupational class for either anencephalus or encephalocele but a marginally significant (P < 0.05) inverse association for spina bifida when a statistic based on ordinal relationships was used. Findings supporting the importance of genetic factors in etiology included: (1) a high percentage of males; (2) a higher twin concordance rate than in high-prevalence populations; and (3) an anencephalus rate among blacks comparable with rates for blacks in other United States populations. Our findings in conjunction with those from other areas and times of low prevalence suggest environmental factors play a relatively insignificant role in the etiology of NTDs in such populations.

Sever, L.E.

1982-01-01

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CONSUMO DE ALCOHOL EN UNIVERSITARIOS: RELACIÓN FUNCIONAL CON LOS FACTORES SOCIODEMOGRÁFICOS, LAS EXPECTATIVAS Y LA ANSIEDAD SOCIAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the functional relationship between socio-demographic factors, social anxiety and positive attitudes towards alcohol, with the consumption of alcoholic beverages among engineering students in two private universities in Bogotá. A non-analytical, observational, descriptive, co relational study was used. The sample consisted of 618 students selected at randomly using a sampling system stratified by

IVÁN CAMACHO ACERO

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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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Risk Factors Associated with Moderate and Serious Injuries Attributable to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, Los Angeles, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to use emergency department data to estimate levels of morbidity and risk factors due to earthquake-related mechanisms of injury subsequent to an urban night-time earthquake.METHODS: Data were abstracted from 4190 medical records for the month of January, 1994. Injuries attributable to the earthquake were identified through emergency department and medical records. These injuries

Maya Mahue-Giangreco; Wendy Mack; Hope Seligson; Linda B Bourque

2001-01-01

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Efficient determination of vehicle emission factors by fuel use category using on-road measurements: downward trends on Los Angeles freight corridor I-710  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To evaluate the success of vehicle emissions regulations, trends in both fleet-wide average emissions as well as high-emitter emissions are needed, but it is challenging to capture the full spread of vehicle emission factors (EFs) with chassis dynamometer or tunnel studies, and remote sensing studies cannot evaluate particulate compounds. We developed an alternative method that links real-time on-road pollutant measurements from a mobile platform with real-time traffic data, and allows efficient calculation of both the average and the spread of EFs for light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles (LDG) and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles (HDD). This is the first study in California to report EFs under a full range of real-world driving conditions on multiple freeways. Fleet average LDG EFs were in agreement with most recent studies and an order of magnitude lower than observed HDD EFs. HDD EFs reflected the relatively rapid decreases in diesel emissions that have recently occurred in Los Angeles/California, and on I-710, a primary route used for goods movement and a focus of additional truck fleet turnover incentives, HDD EFs were often lower than on other freeways. When freeway emission rates (ER) were quantified as the product of EF and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per time per mile of freeway, despite a two- to three-fold difference in HDD fractions between freeways, ERs were found to be generally similar in magnitude. Higher LDG VMT on low HDD fraction freeways largely offset the difference. Therefore, the conventional assumption that freeways with the highest HDD fractions are significantly worse sources of total emissions in Los Angeles may no longer be~true.

Hudda, N.; Fruin, S.; Delfino, R. J.; Sioutas, C.

2013-01-01

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Zoonosis: Principales Enfermedades Transmisibles de los Animales al Hombre - Causas, Tratamiento y Prevencion (Zoonosis: Principal Diseases Transmittable from Animals to Humans - Causes, Treatment and Prevention).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document provides causes, treatment and prevention information on 19 zoonoses--animal diseases that can be transmitted to man. These diseases are: mastitis; cowpox; sacropsiliasis; rabies; trichinosis; tapeworm; hedatidosis; 'estomatitis'; distomatosi...

A. M. Tovar

1969-01-01

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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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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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Social and Psychological Factors in Second Language Acquisition: A Study of an Individual. Proceedings of the Los Angeles Second Language Research Forum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The social and psychological factors which affect one person's acquisition of a second language are described in journal format. The psychological factors discussed are: (1) language shock, (2) culture shock, and (3) culture stress. The two social factors examined are both grouped under the term "social distance" but include (1) types of…

Jones, Rebecca A.

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Factorize  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive Java applet helps students explore the relationship between area and multiplication. First, users are asked to input all factor pairs of a given number. Then, selecting each of those factor pairs, the user draws the respective rectangular array by clicking and dragging across a grid. Options include the use of the commutative property (e.g., user must enter both 2x4 and 4x2 for factors of 8 and represent them with different arrays), entering a number of the user's own choice, and an optional scoring feature allowing the user to keep track of the number correct.

2004-01-01

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LA SEGURIDAD EN VIRILIO Y AUGE: DE LA TESIS DE LOS NO LUGARES A LA CIUDAD-PÁNICO  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los enfoques existentes sobre la filosofía del turismo descansan en tres elementos principales interrelacionados entre sí: el turista, su medio de locomoción y el anfitrión que lo recibe. La realidad ontológica del fenómeno se funda sobre una de las necesidades humanas de evasión y descanso. Según la bibliografía especializada, la división del trabajo impone cierta disciplina de la cual el

Maximiliano Korstanje

2011-01-01

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A prospective study of risk and protective factors for substance use among impoverished women living in temporary shelter settings in Los Angeles County  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alcohol and drug use are significant public health problems facing homeless women, but few prospective studies have examined risk and protective factors for substance use in this population. This 6-month prospective study identified psychosocial, behavioral, and economic predictors of drinking to intoxication, crack use, and marijuana use in a probability sample of 402 women living in temporary shelter settings in

Joan S. Tucker; Elizabeth J. D’Amico; Suzanne L. Wenzel; Daniela Golinelli; Marc N. Elliott; Stephanie Williamson

2005-01-01

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Factores No Agronómicos: Análisis De Su Influencia En Los Precios De La Tierra Agraria\\/Analysis on the infl uence of Non-agronomic-factors over the prices of agricultural land  

Microsoft Academic Search

El valor de la tierra agraria está determinado por las características agronómicas de este input. Pero el precio de la tierra agraria con frecuencia supera al alza o a la baja su valor, debido a la existencia de una serie de factores no agronómicos (endógenos y exógenos al sector) que ejercen presiones en la determinación y evolución del precio. Desde

MERCÉ SALA RIOS; TERESA TORRES SOLÉ

2007-01-01

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Alergias a los alimentos  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text VersionPage 1. August 2010 1 Alergias a los alimentos Lo que usted debe saber ... Alergias a los alimentos: ¿Qué se debe hacer si aparecen síntomas? ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/resourcesforyou

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Distribución de los receptores para el factor de crecimiento derivado de las plaquetas (PDGFR y PDGFR) en el sistema músculo-esquelético Distribution of the platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFR y PDGFR) in the muscle-skeletal system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The patelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is envolved in the development and in the pathogenesis of some diseases of the mus- cle-skeletal system. Nevertheless, the distribution of the PDGF re- ceptors, i.e. PDGFR y PDGFR, in bone, cartilage and skeletal muscles is poorly known. In this study we used Western-blot and inmunohistochemistry to analyze the distribution of both types of receptors

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Factors influencing tropical island freshwater fishes:Species, status, and management implications in puerto rico [Factores que influencian a los peces tropicales de agua dulce: Especies, estado actual e implicaciones para el manejo en Puerto Rico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Anthropogenic effects including river regulation, watershed development, contamination, and fish introductions have substantially affected the majority of freshwater habitats in Europe and North America. This pattern of resource development and degradation is widespread in the tropics, and often little is known about the resources before they are lost. This article describes the freshwater resources of Puerto Rico and identifies factors that threaten conservation of native fishes. The fishes found in freshwater habitats of Puerto Rico represent a moderately diverse assemblage composed of 14 orders, 29 families, and 82 species. There are fewer than 10 species of native peripherally-freshwater fish that require a link to marine systems. Introductions of nonindigenous species have greatly expanded fish diversity in freshwater systems, and native estuarine and marine species (18 families) also commonly enter lowland rivers and brackish lagoons. Environmental alterations, including land use and development, stream channelization, pollution, and the impoundment of rivers, combined with nonnative species introductions threaten the health and sustainability of aquatic resources in Puerto Rico. Six principal areas for attention that are important influences on the current and future status of the freshwater fish resources of Puerto Rico are identified and discussed.

Wesley, Neal, J.; Lilyestrom, C. G.; Kwak, T. J.

2009-01-01

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Titre principale de la page  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... induction at the protein level Page 7. 6 -Glutathione-adduct conjugation (LC-MS-MS). Troglitazone and GSH conjugates RT : 1 0 .0 0 - 1 9 .0 0 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/scienceresearch

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EL PROCESO DE BURNOUT Y EL VIH\\/SIDA: PRINCIPALES IMPLICACIONES EN LOS TRABAJADORES DE LA SALUD Burnout process and hiv\\/aids: main implications for health care workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Burnout has been identified as a significant problem in health care professions, particularly for those working in chronic care. Occupational burnout is conceptualised as a particular type of stress occurring principally in professional contexts where work overload demands, especially those of an interpersonal nature, lead to chronic emotional exhaus- tion, depersonalization and reduced sense of personal ac- complishment explaining most

Velasco Furlong; Garrosa Hernández; Morante Benadero

2006-01-01

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Los Alamos Spheromak program  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Spheromak has two experimental facilities. The confinement properties of sustained and decaying spheromaks are being studied in CTX. Electrodes for the production of clean sustained spheromaks are being developed on the Electrode Studies Facility.

Jarboe, T.R.

1985-01-01

40

Los Ref ige ios!  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text Version... Las Guías Alimentarias para las Personas que Viven en los Estados Unidos recomiendan que escoja leche baja en grasa o sin grasa, yogur o ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling

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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.

42

Taxquake in Los Angeles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines educational, personnel, legal, and political considerations facing the Los Angeles Community College District contingency planning committee in their efforts to develop plans to meet budgetary limitations foreseen in the passage of the Jarvis-Gann property tax limitation initiative. (TP)|

Koltai, Leslie

1978-01-01

43

The Los Alamos primer  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book contains the 1943 lecture notes of Robert Serber. Serber was a protege of J. Robert Oppenheimer and member of the team that built the first atomic bomb - reveal what the Los Alamos scientists knew, and did not know, about the terrifying weapon they were building.

Serber

1992-01-01

44

Nuevas infecciones emergentes: importancia en la salud de los niños  

Microsoft Academic Search

ResumenUna interacción compleja entre factores ambientales y humanos, incluyendo factores ecológicos, genéticos, políticos y socioeconómicos, es responsable de la emergencia y la resurgencia de enfermedades infecciosas. Estos factores poseen a menudo un efecto claro sobre los niños y, en consecuencia, las infecciones emergentes pueden ejercer impactos únicos sobre las poblaciones más jóvenes en términos de salud física y mental, así

Jean M. van Seventer; Amanda DeLoureiro; Davidson H. Hamer

2009-01-01

45

Une nouvelle analyse multi-temporelle d'images satellitales, les résidus de l'Analyse en Composantes Principales. Un cas d'étude: une série d'images Landsat Thematic Mapper de la Camargue, France  

Microsoft Academic Search

Résumé. Les méthodes d'analyses de séries temporelles d'images satellitales sont nombreuses. Après une brève revue de ces méthodes, une nouvelle approche est proposée. Elle consiste à calculer les résidus de l'ACP (Analyse en Composantes Principales) du tableau des NDVI par la procédure suivante: calculer les variables NDVI à chacune des dates; construire le tableau de données espace × temps, par

T. Naizot; A. Dervieux; J. Thioulouse; M. F. Bellan

2004-01-01

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Une nouvelle analyse multi-temporelle d'images satellitales, les residus de l'Analyse en Composantes Principales. Un cas d'etude: une serie d'images Landsat Thematic Mapper de la Camargue, France  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resume´. Les methodes d'analyses de series temporelles d'images satellitales sont nombreuses. Apres une breve revue de ces methodes, une nouvelle approche est proposee. Elle consiste acalculer les residus de l'ACP (Analyse en Composantes Principales) du tableau des NDVI par la procedure suivante: calculer les variables NDVI achacune des dates; construire le tableau de donnees espace 6 temps, par accolement des

T. Naizot; Y. Auda; A. Dervieux; J. Thioulouse; et Bellan

2004-01-01

47

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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Hechos Sobre Los Medicamentos Genericos  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

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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

50

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

51

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.

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Los Alamos Spheromak Program  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Spheromak Program consists of two experimental facilities. The confinement physics of sustained and decaying spheromaks are being studied in CTX, which has an extensive array of diagnostics. Experiments are directed towards extending the physics understanding of the spheromak as a magnetic confinement concept. Electrodes for the production of clean sustained spheromaks are developed on the Electrode Facility, which is more flexible in terms of experimental modifications. Improvements to helicity sources and elecrodes which are proven on the Electrode Facility are then considered for incorporation onto CTX.

Knox, S.O.; Barnes, C.W.; Fernandez, J.C.; Henins, I.; Hoida, H.W.; Klingner, P.L.; Platts, D.A.; Sherwood, A.R.; Wright, B.L.; Jarboe, T.R.

1985-01-01

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Dinámica regional en los sectores productivos de la economía española: crecimiento de la productividad y su descomposición\\/Regional Dynamic in the Spanish Productive Sectors: Total Factor Productivity Growth and its  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to analyze the total factor productivity growth in the productive sectors of the Spanish regions over the period 1986-2001. A nonparametric approach is used to compute Malmquist productivity index and its contribution of technical change and efficiency changes. The obtained results show the relative importance of technological catching up in the most of activities

J. BERNARDO PENA TRAPERO

2007-01-01

54

Korean Immigrants in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large number of Koreans have been admitted to the United States as legal immigrants since the change in the immigration law in 1965. A significant proportion of the new Korean immigrants have settled in Los Angeles. As a result, the Los Angeles Korean community, the home of some 200,000 Koreans, has become not only the largest Korean center in

Pyong Gap Min

1990-01-01

55

Manipulación segura de los alimentos  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text Version... Hay tres maneras seguras de descongelar los ali- mentos: en el refrigerador, en agua fría y en el horno de microondas. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants

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Mitos De Los Ostiones Crudos  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... que el agua. Sólo la exposición prolongada al calor a una temperatura suficiente matará a las bacterias. MITO: Evite los ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/buystoreservesafefood

57

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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Upper Los Alamos canyon fact sheet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory is planning to make environmental assessments in portions of Upper Los Alamos Canyon. Upper Los Alamos Canyon is one of the areas included in the 2005 Consent Order agreed to by Los Alamos National Laboratory, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the New Mexico Environment Department. As such, it must be evaluated for potential contamination. The

Jeffrey H

2007-01-01

59

Palace Revolt in Los Angeles?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, comes alive when recalling his start in local politics--as a labor organizer agitating for reform inside decrepit and overcrowded schools. In his quest to turn around the schools, the mayor has united working-class Latino parents, civil rights leaders, and big-money Democrats to challenge union…

Fuller, Bruce

2010-01-01

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Stunted Desegregation in Los Angeles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the 1978 implementation of a new desegregation plan, analysts have found that Los Angeles schools are still segregated. This is the case because the master desegregation plan has a false definition of segregated schools, a protective covenant shielding the White schools, and a focus on their pretended desegregation. (Author/GC)

Caughey, John

1979-01-01

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The Los Alamos ICF program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The funding and manpower levels for the Los Alamos CO2 laser-inertial confinement fusion program are examined along with the specifications of the future 100 kJ Antares laser. The operational characteristics of the Helios laser facility are described along with current experiments; new diagnostics for measuring the performance of high-density targets are emphasized.

R. P. Godwin

1980-01-01

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Los Alamos Science: Number 16.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

N. G. Cooper

1988-01-01

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Establishment of Armed Forces Reserve Center, Los Alamitos. City of Los Alamitos, California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The impact statement discusses the establishment of an Armed Forces Reserve Center, Los Alamitos, California, at the Naval Air Station, Los Alamitos through the relocation to Los Alamitos of certain Reserve Component personnel, non-aviation units and avia...

1972-01-01

64

Satellites monitor Los Alamos fires  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A man-made fire that was intended to be a “controlled burn” for clearing brush and wilderness at the Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, became an inferno that devastated significant portions of Los Alamos during the first week of May 2000. Now known as the Cerro Grande fire, it was not confined to Los Alamos alone. The fire spread to 15% of the Santa Clara Indian Reservation and a substantial area of the surrounding national parks and U.S. forests.The National Weather Service estimates that more than 100,000 fires occur in the natural environment each year within the United States alone, of which about 90% are manmade. Remote sensing images from satellites could be used to detect and monitor these active fires and biomass burning. Forest fires have a significant environmental and economic impact, and timely information about their location and magnitude is essential to contain them.

Kalluri, Satya; White, Benjamin

65

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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Muon Project At Los Alamos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are working on designing a next-generation muon facility for LANSCE at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The use of muon accelerators is the key feature to generate a muon micro beam of tunable energy. The muon micro beam will realize a beam luminocity of 109 ?+/cm2 s which is 4 orders or more higher than present muon facilities. Some designs and results of simulations, especially a high-collection muon radio-frequency quadrupole, are described in this paper.

Miyadera, H.; Jason, A. J.; Nagamine, K.

2008-02-01

67

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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27 CFR 9.32 - Los Carneros.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Los Carneros. 9.32 Section 9.32 ...American Viticultural Areas § 9.32 Los Carneros. (a) Name . The name of...viticultural area described in this section is âLos Carnerosâ. âCarnerosâ may also...

2009-04-01

69

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 intense neutron source  

SciTech Connect

The intense neutron source is an inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) fusion device currently under construction at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is designed to produce 10{sup 11} n/s steady state and will be used for nuclear assay applications. It is being built in a hot cell and will operate with a deuterium-tritium fuel mixture. This device is a three-grid IEC ion focus device. Expected performance has been predicted by scaling from a previous IEC device. In this paper we describe the physics principles of operation of this device, the engineering design parameters, and the empirical scaling used to determine the design parameters.

Nebel, R.A.; Pickrell, M.M.; Barnes, D.C. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)] [and others

1997-12-01

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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

72

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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Los Alamos opacity web page  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos opacity data base is now available on the World Wide Web at http://t4.lanl.gov. The data base contains both the original Astrophysical Opacity Library distributed worldwide in the 1980`s (for historical reference) and the new improved opacities from the Light Element Detailed Configuration OPacity (LEDCOP) code. Users can access the opacity data using the multigroup opacity code TOPS to obtain Rosseland and Planck gray opacities, group mean opacities over selected energy ranges, the monochromatic absorption coefficients and the average ionization over a wide range of temperatures and densities. As described in this paper, these quantities are available for all of the elements presently on the data base and TOPS will provide the same quantities for any arbitrary mixture of these elements.

Magee, N.H. Jr.; Clark, R.E.H.

1998-02-01

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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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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ...  

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

Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL TWENTIETH FLOOR JUDGE'S TOILET ROOM, FACING NORTHWEST - 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 FOURTEENTH FLOOR SOUTHWEST TOILET ROOM, FACING NORTH - 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 FOURTEENTH FLOOR NORTHWEST TOILET ROOM, FACING NORTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SEVENTH FLOOR SOUTH TOILET ROOM OFF ELEVATOR LOBBY, 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 ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FOURTEENTH FLOOR SOUTHWEST TOILET ROOM, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIRST FLOOR SHOWING EAST ELEVATOR LOBBY EXPRESS ELEVATOR DOORS, FACING NORTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR, ELEVATOR LOBBY SHOWING ELEVATOR DOORS, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ...  

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NORTH ENTRANCE SHOWING STAIRS, DOORS AND WINDOW CONFIGURATION, FACING SOUTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL ROOM 900 SHOWING WOOD AND GLASS PARTITIONS, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR MAYOR'S OFFICE CHAMBER SHOWING WOOD PANELED DOOR AND BOOKCASES, FACING NORTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL ROOM 900 EAST OF ELEVATOR LOBBY SHOWING WOOD AND GLASS PARTITIONS, FACING SOUTH - 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 ...  

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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 ...  

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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. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING DEMOLITION OF SOUTH WALL, FACING SOUTH - 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 ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR WEST OFFICE AREA THAT WAS 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. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING DEMOLITION OF WEST WALL, FACING WEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ...  

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SIXTH FLOOR NORTH OFFICE AREA WINDOW, FACING NORTHWEST - 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 ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR WEST OFFICE AREA THAT WAS ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING NORTHWEST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING BEAM AND COLUMN CONNECTION NEAR SOUTHEAST CORNER, FACING SOUTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SEVENTH FLOOR SOUTH OFFICE AREA SHOWING WOOD AND GLASS PARTITIONS, 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 NORTH OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SEVENTH FLOOR SOUTH OFFICE AREA SHOWING RADIATOR AND WINDOWS, FACING EAST - 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 ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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

John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SEVENTH FLOOR SOUTH OFFICE AREA SHOWING STRUCTURAL PIERS AND FLORESCENT LIGHTS, FACING NORTHWEST - 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 ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FOURTEENTH FLOOR, SERVICE AREA DOOR NEAR ELEVATOR LOBBY, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ...  

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SIXTH FLOOR NORTH OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ...  

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

Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL ELEVENTH FLOOR KITCHEN OF EXECUTIVE DINING AREA SHOWING ARCHED STRUCTURE, FACING NORTHWEST - 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 ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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

John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR NORTH OFFICE AREA, 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. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING BEAM AND COLUMN CONNECTION NEAR NORTHWEST CORNER, FACING NORTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR SHOWING ROTUNDA STANDING LIGHT FIXTURE, 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. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR SHOWING ROTUNDA COLUMN CAPITALS AND LIGHT FIXTURES, FACING SOUTHEAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES ...  

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John Ash, AIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL TENTH FLOOR SOUTH WING CAFETERIA LIGHT FIXTURE, FACING SOUTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL SOUTH ENTRY SHOWING DOORS AND LIGHT FIXTURES, FACING NORTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ...  

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Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NORTH ENTRANCE SHOWING DOORS AND LIGHT FIXTURES, FACING SOUTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL EAST ENTRANCE PORCH SHOWING VAULTS AND LIGHT FIXTURE, FACING UP. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR SHOWING ROTUNDA COLUMN CAPITALS AND LIGHT FIXTURES, 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. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...  

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Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL WEST ENTRANCE COURTYARD SHOWING BRONZE DOORS, LIGHT FIXTURES AND GRILLS, FACING EAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

113

Racialized Identitites and the Formation of Black Gangs in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article traces the history of Black gangs in Los Angeles, California and iden- tifies the factors that were most significant in the formation of these gangs during two waves of gang formation in the post-World War II period. The results of this analysis suggest that the racialization of Black youths played a major factor in both waves of gang

Alejandro Alonso

2004-01-01

114

Factor XII (Hageman factor) deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

Factor XII deficiency is an inherited disorder that affects a protein (factor XII) involved in blood clotting. ... cascade. The process involves special proteins called coagulation factors. (Factor XII is a coagulation factor in this ...

115

DERECHOS FUNDAMENTALES DE LOS ANCIANOS -POLÍTICA Y ECONOMÍA  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN: Este trabajo aborda el problema de los derechos de los ancianos, como parte de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales. En primer lugar se sigue la perspectiva del Derecho, caracterizando formalmente a los Derechos Fundamentales y sus relaciones con la democracia cons- titucional. Se desarrolla luego el tema de las garantías de los derechos de los ancianos en Argentina,

Jorge Bellina Yrigoyen

2006-01-01

116

Epidemiology of pancreas cancer in Los Angeles  

SciTech Connect

The characteristics of the 3614 Los Angeles County residents in whom cancer of the exocrine pancreas was diagnosed during the period 1972-1977 were compared with those of all county residents and patients in whom any cancer was diagnosed during the same period. Seventy-nine percent of the diagnoses had been pathologically verified. This disease still preferentially afflicts the old, the black, and men, although the differences in risk with factors other than age are modest. The disease is not evenly distributed by social class, or over time, although it is not clear that the observed differences reflect etiology. The distributions with respect to important categories of occupation and industry, religion, marital status, geography of residence, and birthplace were rather uniform. Although there is no obvious explanation for any of several unexpected minor inequities in the pattern of incidence, there is no compelling evidence to support any specific environmental cause. There is substantial evidence which is inconsistent with those environmental hypotheses that have been proposed previously.

Mack, T.M.; Paganini-Hill, A.

1981-03-15

117

El desafío de los desastres naturales en América Latina y el Caribe: Plan de acción del BID  

Microsoft Academic Search

En el siguiente informe, compuesto por cuatro partes, se analizan temas de desarrollo y de la prevención de desastres. En la primera parte, se presenta el panorama de la región en lo que atañe a sus amenazas naturales y los factores que contribuyen a su vulnerabilidad, y se ponen de relieve los recursos y la capacidad que posee para reducir

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

2000-01-01

118

Los cambios en la velocidad de rotación terrestre y los fenómenos geomagnéticos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Uno de los aspectos importantes relativos a la geodinámica del interior terrestre es la correlación entre los eventos de cambio en la velocidad de rotación terrestre y los determinados en los elementos del campo geomagnético por ejemplo, la Declinación Magnética, o los coeficientes de los modelos matemáticos de representación global de dicho campo. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de las características espectrales de los cambios observados en la longitud del día (ldd), y su relación con la estructura espectral de las coeficientes de los modelos matemáticos de campo denominados Campo Internacional Geomagnético de Referencia (CIGR). El intervalo estudiado comprende los últimos 100 años. Los resultados muestran una correlación en las bandas de 60 y 30 años, con posibles períodos mucho mayores que no son posibles determinar a partir de los modelos de CIRG. Se efectúa una simulación a partir de los resultados obtenidos por la aplicación del método de máxima entropía con longitudes del filtro predictor de error comprendida entre el 10% y el 95% de la longitud de la serie analizada. Se observan procesos sicrónicos y asincrónicos que, en muy largos intervalos de tiempos, podrían suponerse como caóticos.

Gianibelli, J. C.

119

Health insurance coverage among Chinese Americans in Los Angeles County.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: This paper examines the factors associated with health insurance coverage among Chinese Americans in Los Angeles County. METHODS: Data were obtained through interviews conducted in 1993 and 1994 with Chinese Americans (aged 18 through 65 years) residing in Los Angeles County. A multistage probability sample was used to select respondents. RESULTS: The final sample consisted of 1747 respondents, which represented an 82% response rate. Thirty-nine percent of the respondents in the survey were without health insurance at the time of the survey. CONCLUSIONS: Logistic regression analysis showed that marital status, length of residence in the United States, education, employment, and household income were associated with health insurance coverage among Chinese Americans.

Takeuchi, D T; Chung, R C; Shen, H

1998-01-01

120

Distributed processors and intelligent workstations at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is known for its interest in large-scale and scientific computation. However, since 1978, the Laboratory has developed distributed processing and is now developing a framework for support of microprocessor-based intelligent workstations. As practiced at Los Alamos, distributed processing means the distribution of minicomputers across a relatively large geographical area and the integration of them into a single network. Discussed in this paper are the motivations for the network, the communications technology used, some salient implementation factors, and advantages and disadvantages of distributed processing. Also discussed are the motivations for intelligent workstations, our categorization of workstations, the goals for each category, implementation plans, and some critical issues associated with them.

Buzbee, B.; Slocomb, C.

1983-01-01

121

The Epidemiology of Thyroid Cancer in Los Angeles County  

PubMed Central

More than 300 new cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed in Los Angeles County every year. The age-adjusted annual incidence rates of this disease for all races combined are 2.4 for males and 6.1 for females. Rates for women are more than twice rates for men in each major ethnic group. Blacks of both sexes have the lowest rates; Japanese, Chinese, other Asians and Spanish-surnamed whites all have rates that are as high as or higher than rates among non-Spanish-surnamed whites. Other demographic patterns include the excess of thyroid cancer among Jewish residents of Los Angeles. There have been an increase in thyroid cancer incidence and a decline in mortality for this disease in the United States over the past several decades. Several possible explanations can be made for these trends. Also, the risk factors for thyroid cancer deserve review. ImagesFigure 1.Figure 3.

Preston-Martin, Susan; Menck, Herman R.

1979-01-01

122

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.

123

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

124

The Los Angeles Rebellion: A Retrospective View  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Angeles rebellion of 1992 is evaluated from an urban political economy perspective. After discussing the anatomy of the rebellion and assessing retrospectively the outcome of the police brutality trial; the civil unrest is situated within the broader context of the recent demographic, social, and economic changes occurring in Los Angeles society. This is followed by a critical review

James H. Johnson; Cloyzelle K. Jones; Walter C. Farrell; Melvin L. Oliver

1992-01-01

125

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In October 1995, with the closeout of the nuclear physics user program and the increased national need for neutrons, Los Alamos National Laboratory refocused the mission of its linear accelerator complex. The new mission called for the development and use of spallation neutron sources for research and applications. As a result, the accelerator complex formerly known as the Los Alamos

J. A. Roberts

1999-01-01

126

LOS CAMBIOS EN EL CONSUMO ALIMENTARIO: REPERCUSIÓN EN LOS PRODUCTOS MEDITERRÁNEOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introducción El consumo de productos alimentarios en España se ha modificado notablemente en las últimas décadas. Con datos de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), los niveles de consumo de energía en España son similares al promedio de los países desarrollados (3.470 calorías), pero los niveles de consumo de proteína y de grasa

José María García Álvarez-Coque; Teresa López-García Usach

127

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

128

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

129

Los Angeles at Work: 1920-1939  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An online photo gallery from the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles at Work is a collection of captioned photographs documenting different jobs held by the men and women of LA from 1920 to 1939. The photographs were chosen from an archive of thousands of pictures taken by the staff of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The pithy captions describe the circumstances of the photos, highlight some of the details, and give the dates and locations of the photos. Click on the thumbnails of the pictures in order to enlarge them.

130

Underground science initiatives at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Recently, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has proposed two major new initiatives in underground science. Following the dissolution of the original gallium solar neutrino collaboration, Los Alamos has formed a new North American collaboration. We briefly review the rationale for solar neutrino research, outline the proposal and new Monte Carlo simulations, and describe the candidate locations for the experiment. Because there is no dedicated deep underground site in North America suitable for a wide range of experiments, Los Alamos has conducted a survey of possible sites and developed a proposal to create a new National Underground Science Facility. This paper also reviews that proposal.

Simmons, L.M. Jr.

1985-01-01

131

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

132

Risk Factors  

MedlinePLUS

... on the characteristics we inherit from our parents. Environmental Risk Factors Many studies have been performed on a number of potential environmental risk factors. Of the many factors studied, only one— ...

133

Virtual instruments -- A Los Alamos experiment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Changing priorities, shrinking budgets, reduced personnel, and collapsed time schedules in post-Cold War Los Alamos have forced project managers to face software ''time-to-market'' issues similar to their commercial counterparts. Programs that are funded ...

N. S. Khalsa

1995-01-01

134

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

135

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...  

136

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...

137

Multimodal Arterial LOS Modeling and Testing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Highway Capacity and Quality and Service Committee has extensively deliberated the multimodal level of service (LOS) models resulting from the recently completed NCHRP 3-70 project, and has tentatively approved the bus, bicycle, and pedestrian models ...

B. Landis B. Perez J. Barrios P. McLeod S. S. Washburn

2009-01-01

138

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

139

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.

140

Los Angeles Electricity Rate Study. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume contains the following reports (with their publication dates noted): Design of the Los Angeles Peak-Load Pricing Experiment for Electricity, November 1974; Peak-Load Pricing in Selected European Electric Utilities, July 1977; Lessons to be lea...

J. P. Acton B. M. Mitchell

1980-01-01

141

Seguridad de los alimentos: Es especialmente importante ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... por los alimentos durante el embarazo son graves y pueden llevar a un aborto espontáneo, a un parto prematuro, que el bebé nazca muerto, a ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/peopleatrisk

142

Volcanology at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This mini-review briefly describes the research conducted at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) on various areas in volcanology. Areas of research include volcanic hazard analysis, the climatic effects of volcanic eruptions, young volcanic fields as ...

G. Heiken

1980-01-01

143

Publications of Los Alamos Research 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

C. A. Salazar J. K. Willis

1981-01-01

144

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

145

82. FIRST AND SECOND AQUEDUCTS LOOKING NORTHEAST Los Angeles ...  

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

82. FIRST AND SECOND AQUEDUCTS LOOKING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

146

47. LINED SECTION OF AQUEDUCT LOOKING NORTHWEST, COTTONWOOD Los ...  

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

47. LINED SECTION OF AQUEDUCT LOOKING NORTHWEST, COTTONWOOD - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

147

78. SECOND AQUEDUCT LOOKING SOUTH NEAR PINETREE SIPHON Los ...  

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

78. SECOND AQUEDUCT LOOKING SOUTH NEAR PINETREE SIPHON - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

148

84. LA AQUEDUCT CROSSING CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT LOOKING NORTH Los ...  

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

84. LA AQUEDUCT CROSSING CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT LOOKING NORTH - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

149

87. AQUEDUCT IN COVERED CONDUIT LOOKING NORTHWEST Los Angeles ...  

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

87. AQUEDUCT IN COVERED CONDUIT LOOKING NORTHWEST - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

150

Traumatic child death and documented maltreatment history, Los Angeles.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES. Child abuse is a presumed but largely untested risk factor for child homicide. This research investigated the social and child protective service history of child homicide victims. METHODS. A pairwise matched case-control design was used to assess documented child maltreatment as a risk factor for homicide vs unintentional injury death. Homicide victims aged 0 to 14 years were identified through Los Angeles Police Department case summaries. Control subjects (children who died of an unintentional injury) were matched to case subjects (children who died from homicide) by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and date of death. Case and control subjects were linked with county service records to determine any known history of maltreatment. RESULTS. A total of 220 children were homicide victims during 1978 through 1987 in the city of Los Angeles. Only one in six children who died (of homicide or unintentional injury) or his/her family was known to county social or child protective services prior to the death. Recorded history of child protective services was associated with homicide victimization (adjusted odds ratio = 3.40, 95% confidence interval = 1.25, 9.27). CONCLUSIONS. Current service systems need assistance in identifying and protecting children at high risk of homicide.

Sorenson, S B; Peterson, J G

1994-01-01

151

Pollutants in storm water runoff from metal plating facilities, Los Angeles, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research evaluated storm water runoff water quality constituent data collected by industrial facilities under California's 1992 General Industrial Storm Water NPDES Permit. Data for 13 constituents were evaluated for a sample of 130 metal plating facilities in Los Angeles County, reported over a 3-year period. Results are intended as a screening level determination of several factors: proportion of facilities

L. Donald Duke; Matthew Buffleben; Lisette A Bauersachs

1998-01-01

152

Prenatal and Postnatal Anxiety in Mexican Women Giving Birth in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examined psychosocial factors related to prenatal and postnatal anxiety in 291 primiparous Mexican women giving birth in Los Angeles. Characteristics of health care providers preferred by more anxious and less anxious women were also assessed. Higher prenatal anxiety was associated with less desire for an active role during labor, lower assertiveness, higher pain expectation at delivery, lack of support from

Patricia L. Engle; Susan C. M. Scrimshaw; Ruth Enid Zambrana; Christine Dunkel-Schetter

1990-01-01

153

Modeling mortality fluctuations in los angeles as functions of pollution and weather effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Linear and nonlinear models are used to investigate possible associations between mortality and pollution and weather effects in Los Angeles County. State-space modeling and time and frequency domain regressions are used to modify the data base and to isolate significant weather factors and pollutants associated with increased daily mortality. Nonparametric and parametric regression methods are used to develop nonlinear dose-response

R. H. Shumway; A. S. Azari; Y. Pawitan

1988-01-01

154

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...

155

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

156

The Effects of Los Angeles Universal Preschool on Quality Preschool Teacher Retention in Los Angeles County  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine if the implementation of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) programs has a positive effect on the retention of quality preschool teachers in Los Angeles County. In prior work, preschool teacher retention is associated with wages, program structure, program process, professional development, and…

Lopez Stevens, Holly Anne

2010-01-01

157

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.) [comps.

1981-09-01

158

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

159

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

160

SEDs at Los Alamos: A Personal Memoir  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I have written this personal memoir approximately 55 years after the events I describe. It is based almost exclusively on memory, since apart from the diary I kept while on Tinian, I have few documents concerning it. It covers my service in the U.S. Army's Special Engineering Detachment (SED) in Oak Ridge and Los Alamos in 1944-45, on Tinian island, the launching pad for the bombing raids on Japan, in the summer and fall of 1945, and my return to Los Alamos until my discharge in January 1946.

Bederson, Benjamin

2001-03-01

161

Los Angeles Community Colleges Student Characteristics, Fall 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents Los Angeles Community Colleges' student characteristics. It begins with a glossary providing specific definitions for the student characteristic criteria. Descriptive summaries and tables of student characteristic data are provided for the Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles…

Tillberg, Rebecca; Crespo, Sarah P.; Lagrimas, Joseph

162

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

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

Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR SESSION ROOM OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS SHOWING COLUMNS, CAPITALS, CEILING AND LIGHTS, FACING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

163

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

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

Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR SESSION ROOM OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS SHOWING COLUMNS, CAPITALS, CEILING AND LIGHTS, FACING NORTHEAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

164

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

165

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

166

La malnutrición en los países desarrollados  

Microsoft Academic Search

ResumenEn las sociedades desarrolladas se ha constatado repetidamente que la desnutrición es común en pacientes hospitalizados. A pesar de contribuir a desenlaces adversos, puede pasar inadvertida a menos que se emprenda sistemáticamente una evaluación formal. El equipo de apoyo nutricional desempeña papeles importantes en la formación del personal con respecto a la importancia de la nutrición para todos los pacientes

John W. L. Puntis

2009-01-01

167

Los Alamos upgrade in metallographic capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Wing 9 hot cell metallographic sample preparation and examination capability is being upgraded. The present capability to grind, polish, and etch samples from reactor fuels and materials has been in operation for 18 years. Upgraded capabilities in the sodium distillation unit and the grinding and polishing facilities and innovations in blister design for microstructural examinations are described in the paper.

Ledbetter, J.M.; Dowler, K.E.; Cook, J.H.

1985-11-01

168

Recent Development in Pyrochemistry at Los Alamos.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recent developments in pyrochemical processing at Los Alamos include the recovery of plutonium from anodes and impure metal by pyroredox and new molten salt handling and purification techniques. The anode is dissolved in a ZnCl sub 2 KCl salt to form PuCl...

J. A. McNeese K. W. Fife J. D. Williams

1984-01-01

169

Hot Dry Rock Overview at Los Alamos  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Berger; Robert H. Hendron

1989-01-01

170

Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past two decades, a variety of methods have been used to count the homeless in large metropolitan areas. In this paper, we report on an effort to count the homeless in Los Angeles County, one that employed the sampling of census tracts. A number of complications are discussed, including\\\\^{E} the need to impute homeless counts to areas of

Richard Berk; Brian Kriegler; Donald Ylvisaker

2008-01-01

171

Publications of Los Alamos research 1988.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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. (ERA citation 15:0...

K. Varjabedian S. A. Dussart W. J. McClary J. A. Rich

1989-01-01

172

Los Alamos National Laboratory computer benchmarking 1988  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes the results of computer performance evaluations as measured by the Computer Research and Applications Group of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The benchmarks were conducted between December 1986 and July 1988. Important characteristics of the machines tested are given, and execution times or megaflop rates for a set of portable Fortran 77 benchmark codes are listed. A

H. J. Wasserman

1988-01-01

173

Los Alamos Forest Fire Impact Modeling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A controlled burn at Bandelier National Monument got out of control and burned about 43,000 acres (17,400 hectares) near Los Alamos, New Mexico, in May 2000. The wildfire caused dramatic changes in infiltration capacity and wettability of soils in many of the watersheds above Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and destroyed the "duff" layer, dramatically reducing the interception and infiltration capacity of the formerly forested watersheds. These sudden changes in basin hydrology necessitated a rapid assessment of hydrology and hydraulics for the canyons running through LANL property to evaluate flood risk, plan emergency flood protection measures, and assess potential sediment and actinide transport. This paper presents the results of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of Los Alamos Canyon following the wildfire. The large scale modeling effort, with over 13,000 cross sections for the hydraulic model (5,000 for Los Alamos Canyon, 8,000 for Guaje Canyon), relied heavily on a geographic information system (GIS) for model input and floodplain delineation. The HEC-geoRAS model provided good integration between the hydraulic model (HEC-RAS, Version 3.0.1) and the GIS (ArcView, v. 3.3). These modeling results are being used in drainage master planning efforts at LANL and in the development of sediment transport models using HEC-6T. Sediment transport modeling results will be used to develop actinide transport models for the canyons at LANL.

Earles, T. Andrew; Wright, Kenneth R.; Brown, Christopher; Langan, Thomas E.

2004-04-01

174

Los Alamos National Laboratory solar program  

SciTech Connect

Progress is reported for passive solar tasks performed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during FY 1982. Results on test cell experiments for the 1981-1982 winter are reported, as are Class A performance monitoring, passive cooling, both residential and commercial economic cooling assessments, and thermal effects of distributed mass in passive buildings.

Reisfeld, S.K.; Neeper, D.A.

1982-01-01

175

Los Alamos Science, Number 23, 1995.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Radiation, Cancer, and Risk--Three Primers; Ionizing Radiation--It's Everywhere; Radiation, Cell Cycle, and Cancer; Radiation and Risk: A Hard Look at the Data; On the Front Lines--A Rountable with Los Alamos Plutonium Workers Past and Present; ...

N. G. Cooper

1995-01-01

176

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

177

Microfiltration goes Hollywood: the Los Angeles experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faced with the need for additional treatment of its finished water stored in the Hollywood Reservoirs, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power evaluated the efficacy of microf iltration (MF) to meet the requirements of the Surface Water Treatment Rule. This evaluation included a pilot test to assess the MF process and to define the design parameters (flux and

Ali A. Karimi; James C. Vickers; Richard F. Harasick

1999-01-01

178

Optics Code Development at Los Alamos.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 rep...

C. T. Mottershead W. P. Lysenko

1988-01-01

179

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

180

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

181

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

182

CALDERÓN'S LOS CABELLOS DE ABSALÓN: A REAPPRAISAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Calderón's Los cabellos de Absalón, based on the Biblical story of King David and his eldest son Amnon who rapes his half-sister, Thamar, and who is murdered in consequence by her brother Absalom, has generally been acknowledged as a moving tragedy, but no one has yet made a successful attempt to define its tragic character in any detail or to

Gwynne Edwards

1971-01-01

183

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

184

Proceedings of the Los Alamos Neutrino Workshop.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A workshop on neutrino physics was held at Los Alamos from June 8 to 12, 1981. The material presented has been provided in part by the organizers, in part by the chairmen of the working sessions. Closing date for contributions was October 1981. (ERA citat...

F. Boehm G. J. Stephenson

1982-01-01

185

Latina Adolescent Childbearing in East Los Angeles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is about teenage pregnancy among Latina teenagers in East Los Angeles (California). It focuses on teenage pregnancy and motherhood among economically disadvantaged Latinas aged 17 and under. The young mothers in this study were participants in a series of intervention efforts to prevent repeat pregnancy at a family planning clinic. This…

Erickson, Pamela I.

186

New Management Thrust at Los Rios  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the management practices adopted by the Los Rios Community College District (California) as a result of the passage of the Jarvis-Gann tax initiative. Alterations included reorganization of upper management structure, full budget disclosures, collective bargaining, merit pay concept for administrative staff, and the creation of a…

Klapstein, Earl L.

1978-01-01

187

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

188

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

189

Derechos de propiedad intelectual y los OGM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tradicionalmente los agricultores han accedido a las semillas que usan en sus campos (ya sea porque la compran, la intercambian o la heredan de sus ante- pasados), y las guardan para sus siguientes cose- chas. Por eso es que ha sido difÌcil para las empresas transformarla en una mercancÌa, pues a diferencia de otras productos, la semilla es un ser

Por Elizabeth Bravo

190

Performance programming with the Los Alamos macro accelerator  

SciTech Connect

The CCC macro facility, as extended by Version 2.0 of Softool's Change and Configuration Control Environment, offers many new and powerful features. Among these are a vastly extended suite of commands, error trapping, and structured constructs. In concert with previously existing Version 1.x features (notably the very powerful symbol substitution and parameter passage facilities), these features combine to transform the macro facility from a simple command language into an extremely flexible programming language which is suitable for developing very large and complex applications. This paper presents the results of a performance analysis of the CCC macro facility conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Neutron Research Facility. The goal of this work was to identify and evaluate major factors that can contribute to the degradation of performance of the CCC macro facility, and to develop strategies for countering their effects. In particular, we report on the Los Alamos Macro Accelerator, which can produce dramatic increases in execution speed for many applications.

Cort, G.

1985-01-01

191

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

192

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

193

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

194

Expresion del receptor de esteroides y xenobioticos (SXR) y del gen de multirresistencia drogas (MDR1) y de los polimorfismos de las enzimas GSTs, SULTs y CYP en tumores vesicales profundos, analisis de su expresion y correlación con otros factores pronósticos  

Microsoft Academic Search

STEROID AND XENOBIOTIC RECEPTOR (SXR), MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE GENE (MDR1) AND GSTs, SULTs AND CYP POLYMORPHISM EXPRESSION IN INVASIVE BLADDER CANCER, ANALYSIS OF THEIR EXPRESSION AND CORRELATION WITH OTHER PROGNOSTIC FACTORS Introduction: Steroid and Xenobiotic Receptor (SXR) has demonstrated its activation by numerous drugs, including cytochrome P450 potent inducers like rifampicina or cotrimazol. The role of SXR is well known, and

Rioja Zuazu J; Bandrés Elizalde E; Rosell Costa D; Rincón Mayans A; Zudaire Bergera J

2007-01-01

195

Exploratory Study of Hispanic Officer Recruiting in the Mexican- American Community of South-Central Los Angeles: Implications for the Officer Corps of the Future.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines factors relating to youth interest in joining the Navy among the Hispanic population in South-Central Los Angeles, California. The study begins with a comprehensive review of literature on Hispanics of Mexican origin. Information on y...

J. Hernandez

2003-01-01

196

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

197

DAW structure for the NBS/Los Alamos racetrack microtron  

SciTech Connect

The results of a testing program on the disk-and-washer (DAW) structure with tee supports are presented. These results have led to the design of a 2.4-m DAW linac for use as the preaccelerator section of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS)/Los Alamos racetrack microtron (RTM). This structure uses two tee supports for each pair of washers, instead of four, and the structure has a larger diameter than earlier test structures. Two properties of this structure, which make it appear to be ideal for the RTM application, are a high shunt impedance and a high cell-to-cell coupling factor. This coupling factor eases construction tolerances and reduces sensitivity to thermal effects from the high rf heating load that will be imposed upon it. The structure is designed to operate at a 100% duty factor with a 1.5-MV/m accelerating gradient at 2380 MHz. This load would detune most accelerating structures. The tuning procedures, the transverse modes, and their effect on the structures design also are presented.

Young, L.M.; Potter, J.M.

1981-01-01

198

Risk Factors  

MedlinePLUS

... or not. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that depression and anxiety considerably raise ... factor for heart disease and stroke. Below is the percentage of U.S. adults with heart disease and stroke risk factors in 2005–2006. ...

199

Finding Factors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson is designed to develop students' abilities to find factors of whole numbers. The lesson also introduces prime numbers. This lesson provides links to discussions and activities related to factors as well as suggested ways to integrate them into the lesson. Finally, the lesson provides links to follow-up lessons designed for use in succession with the current one.

2010-01-01

200

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

201

Water Supply at Los Alamos during 1997  

SciTech Connect

Production of potable municipal water supplies during 1997 totaled about 1,285.9 million gallons from wells in the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi well fields. There was no water used from the spring gallery in Water Canyon or from Guaje Reservoir during 1997. About 2.4 million gallons of water from Los Alamos Reservoir was used to irrigate public parks and recreational lands. The total water usage in 1997 was about 1,288.3 million gallons, or about 135 gallons per day per person living in Los Alamos County. Groundwater pumpage was down about 82.2 million gallons in 1997 compared with the pumpage in 1996. Four new replacement wells were drilled and cased in Guaje Canyon between October 1997 and March 1998. These wells are currently being developed and aquifer tests are being performed. A special report summarizing the geological, geophysical, and well construction logs will be issued in the near future for these new wells.

M. N. Maes; S. G. McLin; W. D. Purtymun

1998-12-01

202

Prognostic factors.  

PubMed

The best predictive models of today can predict no more than 50% of the natural variability of the disease, despite the sophisticated mathematic analyses and the dozens of variables assessed. Clearly, a universe of still unknown prognostic factors remains to be discovered. Analogous to infinity being immeasurable, the fate of the individual patient will never be calculated mathematically. As the discovery of new prognostic factors continues, however, the prediction of the outcome of patients becomes more reliable. Although some prognostic factors (eg, tumor neoangiogenesis and quality of life) are already supported by a large body of evidence, recent research has introduced new groups of prognostic factors (eg, molecular genetic markers and the subclinical activation of coagulation fibrinolysis). Other intriguing factors (eg, a state of mental depression) might also be recognized as important in the near future. A new small portion of the universe has been explored. PMID:15005288

Buccheri, Gianfranco; Ferrigno, Domenico

2004-02-01

203

Recent development in pyrochemistry at Los Alamos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent developments in pyrochemical processing at Los Alamos include the recovery of plutonium from anodes and impure metal by pyroredox and new molten salt handling and purification techniques. The anode is dissolved in a ZnClâ KCl salt to form PuClâ and a zinc and impurities button. Calcium reduction of the PuClâ yields 95 to 98% pure plutonium. New techniques for

J. A. McNeese; K. W. Fife; J. D. Williams

1984-01-01

204

Los Alamos synchronous orbit data set  

SciTech Connect

Energetic electron (30-15000 keV) and proton 145 keV to 150 MeV) measurements made by Los Alamos National Laboratory sensors at geostationary orbit (6.6 R/sub E/) are summarized. The instrumentation employed and the satellite positions are described. The spacecraft have been variously located, but in their present configuration the Los Alamos satellites designated 1976-059, 1977-007, and 1979-053 are located, respectively, at approx. 70/sup 0/W, approx. 70/sup 0/E, and approx. 135/sup 0/W longitude. Several examples of the high temporal and full three-dimensional spatial measurement capabilities of these instruments are illustrated by examples from the published literature. Discussion is also given for the Los Alamos Synoptic Data Set (SDS) which gives a broad overview of the Los Alamos geostationary orbit measurements. The SDS data are plotted in terms of daily average spectra, 3-hour local time averages, and in a variety of statistical formats. The data summarize conditions from mid-1976 through 1978 (S/C 1976-059) and from early 1977 through 1978 (S/C 1977-007). The SDS compilations presented correspond to measurements at 35/sup 0/W, 70/sup 0/W, and 135/sup 0/W geographic longitude and thus are indicative of conditions at 9/sup 0/, 11/sup 0/, and 4.8/sup 0/ geomagnetic latitude, respectively. The bulk of the SDS report presents data plots which are organized according to Carrington solar rotations and, as such, the data are readily comparable to solar rotation-dependent interplanetary conditions. Potential applications of the Synoptic Data Set (available to all interested users in June 1981) are discussed.

Baker, D.N.; Higbie, P.R.; Belian, R.D.; Hones, E.W.; Klebesadel, R.W.

1981-01-01

205

Neustonic Plastic in the Los Angeles River  

Microsoft Academic Search

The characterization of neustonic plastic found in the Los Angeles River was completed in this study. 3 water samples were collected from the river on April 30, 2011 in Long Beach, CA using a 0.5 mm manta trawl. The plastic was separated from organic material, divided into 3 class sizes (0.5 mm, 1.4 mm, and 2.44 mm), and identified and

Annie M Tran

2012-01-01

206

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

207

Los Alamos constant-Q spectrometer  

SciTech Connect

A constant-Q spectrometer, which has been installed on the pulsed source of the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center, is described. It features a number of innovations that ease sample and analyser alignment and a novel composite crystal analyzer which exploits the mosaic properties of plastically deformed germanium in a new way. Observations of phonon dispersion in aluminium and of incoherent scattering in ZrH/sub 2/ are reported, along with background measurements. 11 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Robinson, R.A.; Pynn, R.; Eckert, J.; Goldstone, J.A.

1985-01-01

208

NIST--Los Alamos racetrack microtron status  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NIST-Los Alamos Racetrack Microtron (RTM) is designed to deliver a low-emittance electron beam of up to 0.5 mA cw over an energy range of 17 MeV to 185 MeV. Fed by a 5 MeV injector, the RTM contains two 180\\/degree\\/ end magnets that recirculate the beam up to 15 times through a 12 MeV RF linac. The linac, which

M. A. Wilson; R. L. Ayres; R. I. Cutler; P. H. Debenham; E. R. Lindstrom; D. L. Mohr; S. Penner; J. E. Rose; L. M. Young

1988-01-01

209

The Los Alamos accelerator code group  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Accelerator Code Group (LAACG) is a national resource for members of the accelerator community who use and/or develop software for the design and analysis of particle accelerators, beam transport systems, light sources, storage rings, and components of these systems. Below the authors describe the LAACG`s activities in high performance computing, maintenance and enhancement of POISSON/SUPERFISH and related codes and the dissemination of information on the INTERNET.

Krawczyk, F.L.; Billen, J.H.; Ryne, R.D.; Takeda, Harunori; Young, L.M.

1995-05-01

210

Critical partnerships: Los Alamos, universities, and industry  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory, situated 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe, NM, is one of the Department of Energy`s three Defense Programs laboratories. It encompasses 43 square miles, employees approximately 10,000 people, and has a budget of approximately $1.1B in FY97. Los Alamos has a strong post-cold war mission, that of reducing the nuclear danger. But even with that key role in maintaining the nation`s security, Los Alamos views partnerships with universities and industry as critical to its future well being. Why is that? As the federal budget for R&D comes under continued scrutiny and certain reduction, we believe that the triad of science and technology contributors to the national system of R&D must rely on and leverage each others capabilities. For us this means that we will rely on these partners to help us in 5 key ways: We expect that partnerships will help us maintain and enhance our core competencies. In doing so, we will be able to attract the best scientists and engineers. To keep on the cutting edge of research and development, we have found that partnerships maintain the excellence of staff through new and exciting challenges. Additionally, we find that from our university and corporate partners we often learn and incorporate {open_quotes}best practices{close_quotes} in organizational management and operations. Finally, we believe that a strong national system of R&D will ensure and enhance our ability to generate revenues.

Berger, C.L.

1997-04-01

211

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

212

Neurobiolog?a de la impulsividad y los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria*  

PubMed Central

Resumen Introducción La impulsividad es un rasgo de personalidad multidimensional relacionado con el control del comportamiento y las emociones. Está presente de manera diversa en los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, particularmente, en la bulimia nerviosa (BN). Aunque la relación entre la impulsividad y BN ha sido objeto de numerosas investigaciones, en la actualidad se desconocen los sustratos neurobiológicos de esta relación. Objetivos Discutir críticamente la evidencia que sugiere que las alteraciones en los sistemas neuronales relacio-nados con las funciones ejecutivas, con la formación de preferencias y con la regulación de los estados emocionales sirven como base para el rasgo de personalidad impulsiva, así como su estado en subgrupos de pacientes con BN. Métodos Búsqueda selectiva de la literatura relevante. Resultados y conclusiones Esta discusión ilustra la complejidad de la relación entre la impulsividad y BN, donde la impulsividad actúa como un factor de vulnerabilidad que puede sensibilizar al sujeto con BN a estados emocionales negativos, durante los cuales modifica el impacto de estímulos internos y externos sobre el comportamiento y su regulación, favoreciendo así patrones de comportamiento maladaptativos e inflexibles.

Orozco-Cabal, Luis Felipe; Herin, David

2009-01-01

213

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.

214

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.

215

Risk Factors for Prolonged Length of Stay After Major Elective Surgery  

PubMed Central

Objective Length of stay (LOS) is an important outcome as a marker of resource consumption. Determining which factors increase LOS may provide information on reducing costs and improving the delivery of care. The purpose of this study was to determine the independent association of intraoperative process of care and postoperative events with prolonged LOS after adjusting for preoperative severity of illness in patients undergoing major elective surgery. Methods Cases representing 11 elective operations from the National VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression analysis. The outcome, prolonged LOS, was defined as an LOS greater than or equal to the 75th percentile (in days) for each operation. Hierarchical modeling was used to assess the independent association of groups of variables (preoperative patient characteristics, intraoperative process of care, and postoperative adverse events) with prolonged LOS. Results For the 11 operations explored, there were 23,919 cases. Common preoperative variables associated with prolonged LOS were functional status, American Society of Anesthesiology class, and age. The most predictive intraoperative and postoperative variables included intraoperative blood transfusion, operative time, return to the operating room, and the number of complications after surgery. Conclusions Prolonged LOS is associated with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors. Although preoperative factors were independently associated with a prolonged LOS, the factors generating the highest risks for a prolonged LOS were the intraoperative process of care and postoperative adverse events. To reduce costs, efforts should be made to improve the intraoperative process of care and to minimize postoperative complications.

Collins, Tracie C.; Daley, Jennifer; Henderson, William H.; Khuri, Shukri F.

1999-01-01

216

Los Angeles County Poor Farm, Patient Ward Nos. 210 & ...  

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

Los Angeles County Poor Farm, Patient Ward Nos. 210 & 211 - Type B Plan, 7601 Imperial Highway; bounded by Esperanza Street, Laurel Street, Flores Street, and Descanso Street, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA

217

Los Angeles County Poor Farm, Patient Wards 201, 202, 203, ...  

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

Los Angeles County Poor Farm, Patient Wards 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208 & 209 - Type A Plan, 7601 Imperial Highway; bounded by Esperanza Street, Hawthorn Avenue, Laurel Street, and Descanso Street, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA

218

Los Alamos Personnel and Area Criticality Dosimeter Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Fissionable materials are handled and processed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Although the probability of a nuclear criticality accident is very remote, it must be considered. Los Alamos maintains a broad spectrum of dose assessment capabilities....

D. G. Vasilik R. W. Martin

1981-01-01

219

El problema de estabilidad de los sistemas Hamiltonianos multidimensionales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Se revisarán los aspectos básicos del problema de estabilidad de sistemans Hamiltonianos N-dimensionales, haciendo especial énfasis en los posibles mecanismos que dan lugar a la aparición de ``caos": overlap de resonancias, difusión de Arnol'd y otros procesos difusivos alternativos. Se mencionarán los aspectos aún no resueltos sobre la estabilidad de los sistemas con N > 2. Finalmente, se discutirá cuáles de estos mecanismos podrían tener alguna relevancia en la dinámica de sistemas estelares y planetarios.

Cincotta, P. M.

220

Arboviroses : notions générales et particularités des principales infections  

Microsoft Academic Search

Arboviral diseases are viral, vectorial and arthropod borne illness. Domestic or wilde animals, vectors and humans are the reservoir hosts. Human transmission is mainly accidental. Most of arboviral diseases are situated in tropical countries. The two main european arboviral diseases are tick borne encephalitis and West Nile fever. On account of population growth, intimate contact between human and vectors, antivectorial

Pierre Abgueguen; Eric Pichard

2000-01-01

221

LE STATUE VIRILI NUDE DEL PROSPETTO PRINCIPALE DEL CORTILE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two male statues, recorded in the 1640 inventory, are located in important positions at the west wall of the Palazzo Lancellotti. The figure on the left recalls the typology of the so-called Discoforos, a work by Polykleitos created around 450 B.C. and reproduced in various forms in the Roman imperial period. The sculpture in question, amply reintegrated, can be attributed

Daniela Candilio

222

Decommissioning the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment (LAMPRE I).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment (LAMPRE I) was decommissioned at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, in 1980. The LAMPRE I was a sodium-cooled reactor built to develop plutonium fuels for fast breeder application...

J. R. Harper R. Garde

1981-01-01

223

Decommissioning the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment (LAMPRE I)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment (LAMPRE I) was decommissioned at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, in 1980. The LAMPRE I was a sodium-cooled reactor built to develop plutonium fuels for fast breeder applications. It was retired in the mid-1960s. This report describes the decommissioning procedures, the health physics programs, the waste management, and the

J. R. Harper; R. Garde

1981-01-01

224

LOS Function and Obesity: The Impact of Untreated Obesity, Weight Loss, and Chronic Gastric Balloon Distension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background\\/Aims: In obesity, many gastro-oesophageal reflux promoting factors are present. Weight reduction is advised to symptomatic overweight subjects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influences of untreated obesity, weight loss, and chronic gastric balloon distension on the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) function. Methods: Patients entering a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study of balloon treatment, consisting of 4

E. M. H. Mathus-Vliegen; M. van Weeren; P. V. van Eerten

2003-01-01

225

Los Alamos National Laboratory passive solar program  

SciTech Connect

Progress in passive solar tasks performed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for FY-81 is documented. A third volume of the Passive Solar Design Handbook is nearly complete. Twenty-eight configurations of sunspaces were studied using the solar load ratio method of predicting performance; the configuration showing best performance is discussed. The minimum level of insolation needed to generate convective flow in the thermosiphon test rig is noted and measured. Information is also included on test room performance, off-peak auxiliary electric heating for a passive home, free convection experiment, monitored buildings, and technical support to the US Department of Energy.

Neeper, D.A.

1981-01-01

226

The Los Alamos foil implosion project  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the Los Alamos foil implosion project is to produce an intense (>100 TW), multi-megajoule, laboratory soft x-ray source for material studies and fusion experiments. The concept involves the implosion of annular, current-carrying, cylindrical metallic plasmas via their self-magnetic forces. The project features inductive storage systems using both capacitor banks and high explosive-driven flux compression generators as prime energy sources. Fast opening switches are employed to shorten the electrical pulses. The program will be described and activities to date will be summarized.

Brownell, J.H.; Parker, J.V.; Bartsch, R.R.; Benage, J.F.; Bowers, R.L.; Cochrane, J.C.; Forman, P.R.; Goforth, J.H.; Greene, A.E.; Kruse, H.W.; Ladish, J.S; Oona, H.; Peterson, D.L.; Reinvosky, R.E.; Trainor, J.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Roderick, N. (New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Turchi, P. (Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States))

1992-01-01

227

The Los Alamos foil implosion project  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the Los Alamos foil implosion project is to produce an intense (>100 TW), multi-megajoule, laboratory soft x-ray source for material studies and fusion experiments. The concept involves the implosion of annular, current-carrying, cylindrical metallic plasmas via their self-magnetic forces. The project features inductive storage systems using both capacitor banks and high explosive-driven flux compression generators as prime energy sources. Fast opening switches are employed to shorten the electrical pulses. The program will be described and activities to date will be summarized.

Brownell, J.H.; Parker, J.V.; Bartsch, R.R.; Benage, J.F.; Bowers, R.L.; Cochrane, J.C.; Forman, P.R.; Goforth, J.H.; Greene, A.E.; Kruse, H.W.; Ladish, J.S; Oona, H.; Peterson, D.L.; Reinvosky, R.E.; Trainor, J.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Roderick, N. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Turchi, P. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)

1992-08-01

228

Fluctuations in three Los Alamos experiments  

SciTech Connect

We review results from three magnetic fusion experiments at Los Alamos: the ZT-40M, a reversed-field toroidal pinch; the CTX, a spheromak produced by a magnetized coaxial source; and the FRX-C, a field-reversed configuration generated by theta-pinch techniques. These experiments share the common feature that a major fraction of the confining magnetic field is associated with currents carried by the plasma. We emphasize here the important role that fluctuations play in the maintenance and evolution of these configurations.

Wright, B.L.

1983-01-01

229

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.

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

1988-12-01

230

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

231

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

232

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

233

Materials accounting at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The materials accounting system at Los Alamos has evolved from an ''80-column'' card system to a very sophisticated near-real-time computerized nuclear material accountability and safeguards system (MASS). The present hardware was designed and acquired in the late 70's and is scheduled for a major upgrade in fiscal year 1986. The history of the system from 1950 through the DYMAC of the late 70's up to the present will be discussed. The philosophy of the system along with the details of the system will be covered. This system has addressed the integrated problems of management, control, and accounting of nuclear material successfully. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Roberts, N.J.; Erkkila, B.H.; Kelso, H.F.

1985-07-20

234

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

235

Experience with confirmation measurement at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Confirmation measurements are used at Los Alamos in support of incoming and outgoing shipment accountibility and for support of both at /sup 235/U and Pu inventories. Statistical data are presented to show the consistency of measurements on items of identical composition and on items measured at two facilitis using similar instruments. A description of confirmation measurement techniques used in support of /sup 235/U and Pu inventories and a discussion on the ability of the measurements to identify items with misstated SNM are given.

Marshall, R.S.; Wagner, R.P.; Hsue, F.

1985-01-01

236

Los efectos de la estructura monopolística de los mercados en la evaluación de las empresas privatizadas en Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este estudio pretende evaluar si las empresas que fueron privatizadas en Colombia durante los años noventa mejoraron sustancialmente su productividad y rentabilidad, como consecuencia de los cambios gerenciales que se debieron dar, o si por el contrario, continuaron en niveles similares, contrariando la hipótesis de que los nuevos dueños propiciarían cambios sustanciales en su estrategia, como lo demuestra la experiencia

Jaime Andrés Collazos R; Héctor Ochoa D

2005-01-01

237

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

238

Factor Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This flash applet provides students with an activity to become more familiar with factors and multiples. The challenge is to arrange the four number cards (1, 2, 3 and 21) on a square of the grid to make as many different diagonal, vertical or horizontal lines as possible. The number card can be placed on a square of the grid if the square is the same number, a multiple of that number and or a factor of that number. Users have the ability to change the difficulty level. The Teachers' Notes page offers rationale, suggestions for implementation, key discussion questions, ideas for extension and support.

2009-10-01

239

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

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Are breast implants anticarcinogenic? A 14-year follow-up of the Los Angeles Study.  

PubMed

Despite decades of use, the long-term safety of breast implants in women remains a concern. While the incidence of breast cancer among women has increased dramatically in the past decade, the implant-related risk of carcinoma of the breast only recently has received widespread attention. An additional concern is that the presence of the implant may delay tumor detection. This study allows examination of breast cancer risk and detection issues among patients with long-term exposure. We conducted a record linkage cohort study of cosmetic breast implant patients. We abstracted the records of the private practices of 35 broad-certified plastic surgeons in Los Angeles County, California. We included 3182 white women who received cosmetic breast implants between 1953 and 1980. Spanish-surnamed women, nonresidents of Los Angeles County, and patients with prior subcutaneous mastectomy or breast cancer were excluded. Cancer outcomes through 1991 have been ascertained through record linkage with the Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program. With a median follow-up of 14.4 years, 31 breast cancer cases were observed, compared with 49.2 expected, based on Los Angeles County population-based incidence rates (standardized incidence ratio = 63.0 percent; 95 percent confidence limits: 42.8 and 89.5 percent). The distribution of stage of disease at diagnosis among women with implants did not differ from that of all similar breast cancer patients in Los Angeles County. In Los Angeles County, augmentation mammaplasty patients experience a significantly lower than expected risk of breast cancer and no delay in breast cancer detection after an average of 14.4 years of exposure. While the linkage methodology allows the possibility of failing to detect diagnosed cancer cases and does not permit collection of some pertinent risk factors, the six other published epidemiologic studies on the topic also report breast cancer risk to be at or below the expected rate. PMID:9105362

Deapen, D M; Bernstein, L; Brody, G S

1997-04-01

241

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

242

Testing Factorization.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We briefly review the status of factorization in b-decays. We discuss several experimental tests of its nature and stress their importance. We show that decays into mesons which have small decay constants or spin greater than one ('designer mesons') offer...

G. Hiller

2001-01-01

243

A Vadose Zone Flow and Transport Model for Los Alamos Canyon, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

To gain an integrated understanding of flow and trans- port in the vadose zone and its role in transmitting con- A vadose zone flow and transport model for Los Alamos Canyon tamination to the regional aquifer, conceptual flow and is presented that demonstrates that a comprehensive understanding transport models must be combined with site-specific of vadose zone hydrologic processes can

Bruce A. Robinson; Gregory Cole; James W. Carey; Marc Witkowski; Carl W. Gable; Zhiming Lu; Robert Gray

2005-01-01

244

"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

245

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

246

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

247

Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor Areas Cultural Resource Survey, Los Angeles County, California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the survey was to locate and identify cultural resources at the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors that might ultimately be affected by a project. The report is comprised of historical and archeological overviews of the project area, an ide...

E. G. Stickel L. J. Weinman

1978-01-01

248

Los Angeles: A tale of two stones  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We compare and contrast the mineralogy and petrology of the 2 stones of the extremely ferroan and Cr-poor martian meteorite, Los Angeles. The 2 stones are similar in many characteristics, strongly suggesting that they originated from a single flow or shallow intrusion. However, stone 2 is more ferroan and enriched in late-stage materials than its larger, and more widely studied, sibling. Stone 2 has a far higher abundance (~25 vol%) than stone 1 (10 vol%) of combined "opaques," meaning not only conventional opaque minerals but also, and more abundantly, fine-grained symplectitic intergrowths of fayalite + ferroan augite + silica (interpreted as pyroxferroite breakdown material, PBM). The bulk composition of the PBM is close to that of stoichiometric pyroxferroite, with roughly 45 wt% FeO. Extensive zonation within the pyroxenes of both stones is consistent with origin by closed-system fractional crystallization of the parent basaltic melt(s). However, the compositional and modal disparity between the two stones suggests that they formed in an environment where at least mild multi-cm-scale differentiation occurred. Probably, in both stones, crystallization began from similar melts with mg ~27-28 mol%, but during crystallization, significant migration of the melt component occurred, perhaps by crystal settling and/or filter pressing. Stone 2 acquired an enhanced proportion of residual melt and, thus, higher proportions of late-stage materials such as PBM, oxides, and phosphates. Within the PBM, clinopyroxene poikiloblastically encloses fayalite and silica. At least some of the PBM had already formed by decomposition of pyroxferroite before the major shock that caused the very scarce brecciation within Los Angeles. However, the low abundance of fractures within PBM, in comparison to pyroxene and some other minerals, may be an indication that the textures of PBM regions typically did not assume their final detailed configuration until after the last major shock. The steep slope of a pyroxene mg-Cr correlation suggests that igneous crystallization occurred at higher fO2 in Los Angeles than in otherwise similar shergottites such as QUE 94201, Shergotty, and Zagami.

Warren, Paul H.; Greenwood, James P.; Rubin, Alan E.

2004-01-01

249

Los Alamos test-room results  

SciTech Connect

Fourteen Los Alamos test rooms have been operated for several years; this paper covers operation during the winters of 1980-81 and 1981-82. Extensive data have been taken and computer analyzed to determine performance parameters such as efficiency, solar savings fraction, and comfort index. The rooms are directly comparable because each has the same net coefficient and solar collection area and thus the same load collector ratio. Configurations include direct gain, unvented Trombe walls, water walls, phase change walls, and two sunspace geometries. Strategies for reducing heat loss include selective surfaces, two brands of superglazing windows, a heat pipe system, and convection-suppression baffles. Significant differences in both backup heat and comfort are observed among the various rooms. The results are useful, not only for direct room-to-room comparisons, but also to provide data for validation of computer simulation programs.

McFarland, R.D.; Balcomb, J.D.

1982-01-01

250

Prediction and synthesis efforts at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

One important aspect of an organic synthesis effort related to the development of new explosives, is the ability to estimate the properties of proposed molecules. In most cases, the detonation velocity and C-J pressure are estimated for the proposed explosive using any number of existing predictive methods. Novel explosives are being proposed, at Los Alamos and elsewhere, that are qualitatively different in their molecular makeup than most of the existing conventional ones. These explosives include, highly strained cage molecules, heterocyclic molecules, low hydrogen-containing molecules, and high nitrogen-containing molecules. This paper describes alternate ways of viewing detonation velocities and a new method for estimating detonation velocity of a proposed compound. 10 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Stine, J.R.; Coburn, M.D.

1988-01-01

251

The Los Alamos FEL photoinjector drive laser  

SciTech Connect

The drive laser system of the photoelectric injector for the Los Alamos free -- electron laser (FEL) is described. the bright electron beams required for high performance FELs demand stringnt specifications on drive laser output levels, beam quality, and stability. The laser system generates 7--15 ps (FWHM) Gaussian pulses of 527 nm light at a repetition rate of 21.67 MHz. These micropulses'' are contained within a < 200 microsec long macropulse'' envelope which is emitted from the drive laser at a 1 Hz rate. Micropulse energies as large as 12 microjoules are obtained. The design specifications, laser architecture, and operating performance following the most recent round of upgrades are presented. 10 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

Early, J.; Barton, J.; Busch, G.; Wenzel, R.; Remelius, D.

1991-01-01

252

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

253

Los Alamos controlled-air incineration studies  

SciTech Connect

Current regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require that PCBs in concentrations greater than 500 ppM be disposed of in EPA-permitted incinerators. Four commercial incineration systems in the United States have EPA operating permits for receiving and disposing of concentrated PCBs, but none can accept PCBs contaminated with nuclear materials. The first section of this report presents an overview of an EPA-sponsored program for studying PCB destruction in the large-scale Los Alamos controlled-air incinerator. A second major FY 1983 program, sponsored by the Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane, Indiana, is designed to determine operating conditions that will destroy marker smoke compounds without also forming polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), some of which are known or suspected to be carcinogenic. We discuss the results of preliminary trial burns in which various equipment and feed formulations were tested. We present qualitative analyses for PAHs in the incinerator offgas as a result of these tests.

Koenig, R.A.; Warner, C.L.

1983-01-01

254

Performance of the Los Alamos expanding telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An expanding telescope can produce a very low divergence particle beam, provided that the beam optics have sufficient quality in order not to introduce large aberrations. Even as late as two years ago there were no theoretical beamline codes, and little experimental work that could describe the third-order aberrations introduced by an expanding telescope. A project was undertaken at Los Alamos National Laboratory to perform these calculations, and to build a telescope to confirm the predictions. It was installed at Argonne National Laboratory during the summer of 1987 and tested in a 50 MeV H(-) beam. The telescope consisted of a singlet eyepiece and triplet objective lens with a twenty times magnification. It performed to the design specifications of twenty-five micro-radians beam divergence with a parallel beam focus. The measured geometric aberrations were found to be in agreement with the computer calculations.

Dombeck, T. W.

255

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

256

Recent development in pyrochemistry at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Recent developments in pyrochemical processing at Los Alamos include the recovery of plutonium from anodes and impure metal by pyroredox and new molten salt handling and purification techniques. The anode is dissolved in a ZnCl/sub 2/ KCl salt to form PuCl/sub 3/ and a zinc and impurities button. Calcium reduction of the PuCl/sub 3/ yields 95 to 98% pure plutonium. New techniques for transferring molten salt from a purification or regeneration vessel to molds has been successfully developed and demonstrated. Additional salt work involving recycle of direct oxide reduction salts using anhydrous hydrogen chloride, phosgene, and chlorine gases is under way. 13 figures, 1 table.

McNeese, J.A.; Fife, K.W.; Williams, J.D.

1984-01-01

257

Los Alamos free electron laser: accelerator performance  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos free electron (FEL) laser oscillator has successfully operated over a wavelength range from 9 to 11 ..mu..m with a peak output power of 5 MW and an average output power of 6 kW over a 70-..mu..s pulse length. The FEL is driven by a conventional rf linear accelerator operating at 1.3 GHz with a nominal energy of 20 MeV. Particularly important parts of the beamline are the electron gun, the subharmonic and fundamental-bunching systems, the accelerator, the feedback controllers, the steering and focusing systems, the Cherenkov radiators used as beam-position monitors, and the slow and fast deflectors used with the diagnostic spectrometer at the exit of the beamline. We will discuss problems and present the performance of these components. 10 references, 12 figures, 2 tables.

Warren, R.W.; Stein, W.E.; Lynch, M.T.; Sheffield, R.L.; Fraser, J.S.

1984-01-01

258

The Los Alamos Intense Neutron Source  

SciTech Connect

The Intense Neutron Source (INS) is an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) fusion device presently under construction at Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is designed to produce 10{sup 11} neutrons per second steady-state using D-T fuel. Phase 1 operation of this device will be as a standard three grid IEC ion focus device. Expected performance has been predicted by scaling from a previous IEC device. Phase 2 operation of this device will utilize a new operating scheme, the Periodically Oscillating Plasma Sphere (POPS). This scheme is related to both the Spherical Reflect Diode and the Oscillating Penning Trap. With this type of operation the authors hope to improve plasma neutron production to about 10{sup 13} neutrons/second.

Nebel, R.A.; Barnes, D.C.; Bollman, R.; Eden, G.; Morrison, L.; Pickrell, M.M.; Reass, W.

1997-10-01

259

Polvo en la Región de los Troyanos  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

La posible existencia de un anillo de polvo en la resonancia 1:1 con Júpiter formado por partículas provenientes de colisiones de asteroides fue propuesta por Liou and Zook (Icarus 113, 403, 1995) y estudiada extensamente por Vieira Martins and Gomes (VIII Reunión Regional Latinoamericana de Astronomía, Montevideo,1995). Si bien las partículas quedarían atrapadas sólo por períodos de algunos miles de años, el proceso colisional continuo en el cinturón de asteroides mantendría constante la densidad, presentándose una mayor concentración en la región de los troyanos. En el presente trabajo se presentan resultados preliminares sobre observaciones polarimétricas realizadas desde CASLEO de la región de L5 que confirmarían la existencia y variaciones de densidad en el anillo de polvo.

Gilhutton, R.; Brunini, A.; Coldwell, G.

260

Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1987  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the environmental surveillance program conducted by Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1987. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or chemical materials is conducted on the Laboratory site as well as in the surrounding region. Monitoring results are used to determine compliance with appropriate standards and to permit early identification of potentially undesirable trends. Results and interpretation of data for 1987 cover: external penetrating radiation; quantities of airborne emissions and liquid effluents; concentrations of chemicals and radionuclides in ambient air, surface and ground waters, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, and foodstuffs; and environmental compliance. Comparisons with appropriate standards, regulations, and background levels provide the basis for concluding that environmental effects from Laboratory operations are insignificant and do not pose a threat to the public, Laboratory employees, or the environment. 113 refs., 33 figs., 120 tabs.

Not Available

1988-05-01

261

Performance of the Los Alamos expanding telescope  

SciTech Connect

An expanding telescope can produce a very low divergence particle beam, provided that the beam optics have sufficient quality in order not to introduce large aberrations. Even as late as two years ago there were no theoretical beamline codes, and little experimental work that could describe the third-order aberrations introduced by an expanding telescope. A project was undertaken at Los Alamos National Laboratory to perform these calculations, and to build a telescope to confirm the predictions. It was installed at Argonne National Laboratory during the summer of 1987 and tested in a 50 MeV H/sup /-// beam. The telescope consisted of a singlet eyepiece and triplet objective lens with a twenty times magnification. It performed to the design specifications of twenty-five micro-radians beam divergence with a parallel beam focus. The measured geometric aberrations were found to be in agreement with the computer calculations.

Dombeck, T.W.

1988-01-01

262

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

263

Security Lapses Continue at Los Alamos  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Despite Energy Secretary Bill Richardson's previous assertions that security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory had been improved, the Laboratory revealed on June 12 that two hard drives which contain "encyclopedic" amounts of information about Russian and Chinese nuclear weapon design, as well as weapons of American allies, had been missing since May 7, the day before the lab was evacuated because of the wildfire. The Lab Director and Energy Department officials, however, were not informed until May 31. Despite the sensitivity of the information on the drives, they were not classified at the highest level, and the vault where they were stored is accessible to apparently dozens of employees, none of whom are required to log in or log out. Without these records, there is no way of knowing whether the drives went missing the day the loss was discovered or at some point in the previous weeks. Richardson, who failed to appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, has placed six laboratory managers, including the head of the nuclear weapons programs, on paid leave. He also asked two highly respected former members of Congress, Howard Baker and Lee Hamilton, to conduct an independent investigation and recommend security improvements. In a related development, the Senate voted 97-0 to confirm Air Force Gen. John Gordon, the deputy director of the CIA, to take on a new post of security czar at the Department of Energy. In the meantime, the investigation continues at Los Alamos, where FBI agents plan to give polygraph tests to scientists who had access to the vault.

De Nie, Michael W.

264

DETERMINISTIC TRANSPORT METHODS AND CODES AT LOS ALAMOS  

SciTech Connect

The purposes of this paper are to: Present a brief history of deterministic transport methods development at Los Alamos National Laboratory from the 1950's to the present; Discuss the current status and capabilities of deterministic transport codes at Los Alamos; and Discuss future transport needs and possible future research directions. Our discussion of methods research necessarily includes only a small fraction of the total research actually done. The works that have been included represent a very subjective choice on the part of the author that was strongly influenced by his personal knowledge and experience. The remainder of this paper is organized in four sections: the first relates to deterministic methods research performed at Los Alamos, the second relates to production codes developed at Los Alamos, the third relates to the current status of transport codes at Los Alamos, and the fourth relates to future research directions at Los Alamos.

J. E. MOREL

1999-06-01

265

Lecturas sobre Locke: Los dilemas de la propiedady la libertad  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation is part of the Conceptions of Autonomy track.\\u000aEste trabajo interroga por los sentidos del argumento según el cual la primera propiedad de un individuo es su cuerpo a la luz de los debates feministas del presente. Interroga también por las transformaciones que las condiciones históricas, sociales y los horizontes de comprensión marcados por las lenguas y las

Alejandra Ciriza

2010-01-01

266

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 C??clopes–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

J. L. Arsuaga; I. Mart??nez; A. Gracia; J. M. Carretero; C. Lorenzo; N. Garc??a; A. I. Ortega

1997-01-01

267

Patrones de migración México-Estados Unidos en los noventa: Datos de cuatro encuestas mexicanas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Este artículo analiza los patrones de migración internacional de los mexicanos, con destino a Estados Unidos, en los noventa, a partir de los datos que arrojan cuatro encuestas mexicanas. Este artículo se insiere en una discusión reciente en la literatura de migraciones sobre los supuestos cambios estructurales del patrón migratorio procedente de México y con destino a los Estados Unidos.

Cristóbal Mendoza

268

Los sistemas financieros a través de la teoría algebraica de autómatas  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este artículo se describen los sistemas financieros como familias de leyes financieras indizadas en el conjunto de los números enteros positivos, utilizando como herramienta el concepto algebráico de autómata. Se introducen dos tipos de sistemas financieros: los sistemas simplemente compuestos, que son una generalización de los sistemas simplemente multiplicativos, y los sistemas simplemente sumativos que también generalizan los sistemas

Salvador Cruz Rambaud

1995-01-01

269

Power evaluation of the Los Angeles oxygen-fed ozone system. [LOS ANGELES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) operates a 600 mgd (2,270 ML\\/day) direct filtration water treatment plant which includes a 7,900 lb\\/day (149 kg\\/hr) ozonation system. Ozone is applied as a preoxidant for the purposes of disinfection and microflocculation. The ozonation system is unique in that high purity oxygen is generated on-site and is used as the

K. L. Rakness; G. F. Stolarik

2009-01-01

270

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

271

Factor XII assay  

MedlinePLUS

Hageman factor assay ... one of your blood relatives was diagnosed with factor XII deficiency. ... Decreased factor XII activity may indicate: Inherited (congenital) deficiency of factor XII Liver disease

272

Influencia de los Factores Geotecnicos sobre el Diseno de Presas en Arco (Influence of Geotechnical Factors on Arch Dam Design).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Water behind dams exerts tremendous vertical and horizontal arc pressures on the rock that forms the basin. The geotechnical specialist must be able to determine the elasticity of the rock, to in turn calculate pressures and the appropriate design for the...

W. R. Judd D. Wantland

1966-01-01

273

Factorizing monolithic applications  

SciTech Connect

The Blanca project is part of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI), which focuses on Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship through the large-scale simulation of multi-physics, multi-dimensional problems. Blanca is the only Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)-based ASCI project that is written entirely in C++. Tecolote, a new framework used in developing Blanca physics codes, provides an infrastructure for gluing together any number of components; this framework is then used to create applications that encompass a wide variety of physics models, numerical solution options, and underlying data storage schemes. The advantage of this approach is that only the essential components for the given model need be activated at runtime. Tecolote has been designed for code re-use and to isolate the computer science mechanics from the physics aspects as much as possible -- allowing physics model developers to write algorithms in a style quite similar to the underlying physics equations that govern the computational physics. This paper describes the advantages of component architectures and contrasts the Tecolote framework with Microsoft`s OLE and Apple`s OpenDoc. An actual factorization of a traditional monolithic application into its basic components is also described.

Hall, J.H.; Ankeny, L.A.; Clancy, S.P. [and others

1998-12-31

274

Los Angeles: Past, Present, & Future  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the most unique and famous cities in this country, Los Angeles (LA) has an invigorating persona that attracts people from all over the world. For this reason, its media images and portrayals are ubiquitous and incessant. However, LA, also known as the "Queen of the Angels", is much more than what one sees on the evening news or views on the movie screen. It is a lively city drenched in art and ethnic culture, with a rich past, an exciting present, and a promising future. The basis for this Web site was started in 1996 by the late Dennis Thomison, a Reference Librarian at the University of Southern California, and is now maintained by members of USC's Information Services Division. This online collection utilizes the extensive archival resources available at the University of Southern California and takes viewers on a journey that explores various dynamics of LA's past, present, and future. Each category provides Internet links that opens a window into the world of LA and offers users the opportunity to broaden their horizons regarding LA's diversity and richness. Viewers have access to information such as LA's discovery and settlement, its historical cemeteries, images, and personalities, as well as ideas and visions of what the future may hold for the city. Current LA residents, as well as those looking to one day visit or relocate to the area, may want to bookmark this site.

Thomison, Dennis, 1937-

1996-01-01

275

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

276

Intense ion beam research at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Two new interdisciplinary programs are underway at Los Alamos involving the physics and technology of intense light ion beams. In contrast to high-power ICF applications, the LANL effort concentrates on the development of relatively low-voltage (50 to 800 kV) and long-pulsewidth (0.1 to 1 {mu}s) beams. The first program involves the 1.2 MV, 300-kJ Anaconda generator which has been fitted with an extraction ion diode. Long pulsewidth ion beams have been accelerated, propagated, and extracted for a variety of magnetic field conditions. The primary application of this beam is the synthesis of novel materials. Initial experiments on the congruent evaporative deposition of metallic and ceramic thin films are reported. The second program involves the development of a 120-keV, 50-kA, 1-{mu}s proton beam for the magnetic fusion program as an ion source for an intense diagnostic neutral beam. Ultra-bright, pulsed neutral beams will be required to successfully measure ion temperatures and thermalized alpha particle energy distributions in large, dense, ignited tokamaks such as ITER.

Rej, D.J.; Bartsch, R.R.; Davis, H.A.; Faehl, R.J.; Gautier, D.C.; Greenly, J.B.; Henins, I.; Linton, T.W.; Muenchausen, R.E.; Waganaar, W.J.

1992-07-01

277

Intense ion beam research at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Two new interdisciplinary programs are underway at Los Alamos involving the physics and technology of intense light ion beams. In contrast to high-power ICF applications, the LANL effort concentrates on the development of relatively low-voltage (50 to 800 kV) and long-pulsewidth (0.1 to 1 {mu}s) beams. The first program involves the 1.2 MV, 300-kJ Anaconda generator which has been fitted with an extraction ion diode. Long pulsewidth ion beams have been accelerated, propagated, and extracted for a variety of magnetic field conditions. The primary application of this beam is the synthesis of novel materials. Initial experiments on the congruent evaporative deposition of metallic and ceramic thin films are reported. The second program involves the development of a 120-keV, 50-kA, 1-{mu}s proton beam for the magnetic fusion program as an ion source for an intense diagnostic neutral beam. Ultra-bright, pulsed neutral beams will be required to successfully measure ion temperatures and thermalized alpha particle energy distributions in large, dense, ignited tokamaks such as ITER.

Rej, D.J.; Bartsch, R.R.; Davis, H.A.; Faehl, R.J.; Gautier, D.C.; Greenly, J.B.; Henins, I.; Linton, T.W.; Muenchausen, R.E.; Waganaar, W.J.

1992-01-01

278

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, or LANSCE, uses the first truly high-current medium-energy proton linear accelerator, which operated originally at a beam power of 1 MW for medium-energy nuclear physics. Today LANSCE continues operation as one of the most versatile accelerator-based user facilities in the world. During eight months of annual operation, scientists from around the world work at LANSCE to execute an extraordinarily broad program of defense and civilian research. Several areas operate simultaneously. The Lujan Neutron Scattering Center (Lujan Center) is a moderated spallation source (meV to keV), the Weapons Neutron Research Facility (WNR) is a bare spallation neutron source (keV to 800 MeV), and a new ultra-cold neutron source will be operational in 2005. These sources give LANSCE the ability to produce and use neutrons with energies that range over 14 orders of magnitude. LANSCE also supplies beam to WNR and two other areas for applications requiring protons. In a proton radiography (pRad) area, a sequence of narrow proton pulses is transmitted through shocked materials and imaged to study dynamic properties. In 2005, LANSCE began operating a facility that uses 100-MeV protons to produce medical radioisotopes. To sustain a vigorous program beyond this decade, LANSCE has embarked on a project to refurbish key elements of the facility and to plan capabilities beyond those that presently exist.

Lisowski, Paul W.; Schoenberg, Kurt F.

2006-06-01

279

NIST--Los Alamos racetrack microtron status  

SciTech Connect

The NIST-Los Alamos Racetrack Microtron (RTM) is designed to deliver a low-emittance electron beam of up to 0.5 mA cw over an energy range of 17 MeV to 185 MeV. Fed by a 5 MeV injector, the RTM contains two 180/degree/ end magnets that recirculate the beam up to 15 times through a 12 MeV RF linac. The linac, which operates in a standing-wave mode at 2380 MHz, has been tested to nearly full RF power. At present, the injector has undergone beam tests, and the beam transport system is complete through the 12 MeV linac. A temporary beam line has been installed at the exit of one end magnet to measure the beam energy, energy spread, and emittance after one pass through the accelerator. Preliminary results indicate that the accelerated beam energy spread and emittance are within design goals. 4 refs., 7 figs.

Wilson, M.A.; Ayres, R.L.; Cutler, R.I.; Debenham, P.H.; Lindstrom, E.R.; Mohr, D.L.; Penner, S.; Rose, J.E.; Young, L.M.

1988-01-01

280

Los Alamos upgrade in metallographic capabilities  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos Wing 9 Hot Cell Facility is in the process of upgrading their metallographic sample preparation and examination capability. The present capability to grind, polish and etch samples from reactor fuels and materials has been in operation for 18 years. Macro photography and alpha and beta-gamma autoradiography are an important part of this capability. Some of the fast breeder reactor experiments have contained sodium as a coolant. Therefore, the capability to distill sodium from some samples scheduled for microstructural examinations is a requirement. Since the reactor fuel samples are highly radioactive and contain plutonium, either as fabricated or as a result of breeding during reactor service, these samples must be handled in shielded hot cells containing alpha boxes to isolate the plutonium and hazardous fission products from personnel and the environment. The present equipment that was designed and built into those alpha boxes has functioned very well for the past 18 years. During that time the technicians have thought of ways to improve the equipment to do the work faster and safer. These ideas and ideas that have been developed during the design of new alpha boxes and new equipment for microstructural sample preparation have provided the concepts for the capability to perform the work faster and maintain the equipment in a safer manner.

Ledbetter, J.M.; Dowler, K.E.; Cook, J.H.

1985-01-01

281

Expanded recycling at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Pollution Prevention Program Office has increased recycling activities, reuse, and options to reduce the solid waste streams through streamlining efforts that applied best management practices. The program has prioritized efforts based on volume and economic considerations and has greatly increased Los Alamos National Laboratory`s (LANL`s) recycle volumes. The Pollution Prevention Program established and chairs a Solid Waste Management Solutions Group to specifically address and solve problems in nonradioactive, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), state-regulated, and sanitary and industrial waste streams (henceforth referred to as sanitary waste in this paper). By identifying materials with recycling potential, identifying best management practices and pathways to return materials for reuse, and introducing the concept and practice of {open_quotes}asset management,{open_quotes} the Group will divert much of the current waste stream from disposal. This Group is developing procedures, agreements, and contracts to stage, collect, sort, segregate, transport and process materials, and is also garnering support for the program through the involvement of upper management, facility managers, and generators.

Betschart, J.F.; Malinauskas, L.; Burns, M.

1996-07-01

282

URBAN PLANNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES: AN OVERVIEW  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper gives an overview of the urban planning management system in Los Angeles, United States. This system consists of institutional subsystem, legal subsystem, operational subsystem, and technical subsystem. The City of Los Angeles Planning Department carries out its urban planning responsibilities in accordance with the General Plan Guidelines promulgated by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. The planning

Xueming Chen

2009-01-01

283

Lessons in Leadership: Robert Oppenheimer and the Los Alamos Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The leadership of Robert Oppenheimer, Director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during WWII, serves as a vivid lesson in leadership. The recollections of those who worked with Oppenheimer at Los Alamos clearly attribute much of the success of the laboratory to Oppenheimer's leadership. Of specific interest are: Oppenheimer's efforts in recruiting, his ability to create a sense of meaning and

RICHARD C. RINGER

2007-01-01

284

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

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

Envisioning a Public Research Agenda in Los Angeles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The University of California, Los Angeles is an institution founded on a public mission and positioned as a world-renowned research university. This article describes the successes, challenges and future directions of a concerted institutional effort to engage with the broader Los Angeles community to address pressing social issues and needs. The…

Vogelgesang, Lori J.; Gilliam, Franklin D., Jr.; O'Byrne, Kathy; Leal-Sotelo, Margaret

2006-01-01

287

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

288

The Los Alamos Space Science Outreach (LASSO) Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Alamos Space Science Outreach (LASSO) program features summer workshops in which K-14 teachers spend several weeks at LANL learning space science from Los Alamos scientists and developing methods and materials for teaching this science to their students. The program is designed to provide hands-on space science training to teachers as well as assistance in developing lesson plans for

P. L. Barker; R. M. Skoug; R. J. Alexander; M. F. Thomsen; S. P. Gary

2002-01-01

289

Occupational Status Attainment Among Ethnic Groups in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a nation of immigrants Los Angeles is increasingly a city of new immigrants. As of 1980,which is the most recent date for which good data are available, 20 percent of the population of the Los Angeles metropolitan area had been born abroad, mostly in Latin America and various Asian countries. Whereas New York historically has been the major port

Donald J. Treiman; Vivian Lew; Hye-Kyung Lee; Thad A. Brown

1986-01-01

290

Coca-Cola Hispanic Education Fund: Los Angeles Program Description.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Coca-Cola Hispanic Education Fund was created in response to the high school dropout problem in Los Angeles. The Fund enables the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles to build upon the successful relationship it has developed in the Hispanic community and maximizes the effectiveness of existing student support programs by directing needy…

Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles, CA.

291

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

292

Contributions of chemistry in early day Los Alamos  

Microsoft Academic Search

During 1943--1945, the premier physics laboratory in the world was at Los Alamos, but chemistry contributions were vital. Major chemical impacts on the success of the Los Alamos wartime mission included electrochemistry, which found the true melting point of plutonium metal to be hundreds of degrees lower than anticipated. This discovery had profound simplifying effects regarding crucibles to contain molten

R. A. Penneman; R. A. Meade

1990-01-01

293

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

294

Efficient networks for quantum factoring  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider how to optimize memory use and computation time in operating a quantum computer. In particular, we estimate the number of memory quantum bits (qubits) and the number of operations required to perform factorization, using the algorithm suggested by Shor [in Proceedings of the 35th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, edited by S. Goldwasser (IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 1994), p. 124]. A K-bit number can be factored in time of order K3 using a machine capable of storing 5K+1 qubits. Evaluation of the modular exponential function (the bottleneck of Shor's algorithm) could be achieved with about 72K3 elementary quantum gates; implementation using a linear ion trap would require about 396K3 laser pulses. A proof-of-principle demonstration of quantum factoring (factorization of 15) could be performed with only 6 trapped ions and 38 laser pulses. Though the ion trap may never be a useful computer, it will be a powerful device for exploring experimentally the properties of entangled quantum states.

Beckman, David; Chari, Amalavoyal N.; Devabhaktuni, Srikrishna; Preskill, John

1996-08-01

295

Virtual instruments -- A Los Alamos experiment  

SciTech Connect

Changing priorities, shrinking budgets, reduced personnel, and collapsed time schedules in post-Cold War Los Alamos have forced project managers to face software ``time-to-market`` issues similar to their commercial counterparts. Programs that are funded over a period of several years are now the exception rather than the norm. Projects are much more diverse and have more clearly defined goals and termination points compared with the previous objective of incremental improvements through a series of developmental efforts. Software development and support for such projects has to be less costly than before, since the software is a ``throwaway`` when the project is over. The authors came up with a wish list for a software development system that would meet their needs. The list includes: (1) higher productivity, faster turnaround than the present approach of starting from scratch in C or FORTRAN; (2) flexibility--able to make moderate changes in program flow without significant setbacks in the development schedule; (3) high-level focus--spending more time on the algorithms and less time on GUI or driver issues; (4) greater code reusability, and good mechanisms for documenting code flow and code modifications; (5) multiplatform implementations--IBM-PC, Sun, Mac, not so much for code porting but for user training issues; (6) reasonable code execution speeds--able to keep up with data acquisition rates required for the project; (7) ability to link-in external code when necessary; (8) sufficient debugging tools; (9) satisfactory product support and response times to questions (hours, not days); and (10) vital life signs from the vendor`s R and D department--upgrades, bug fixes, enhancements, response to customer feedback.

Khalsa, N.S.

1995-10-01

296

Beam funneling studies at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Funneling two ion beams by interlacing their bunches can reduce the cost and complexity of systems producing intense beams. Applications of funneling could include accelerators for heavy ion inertial fusion, electronuclear breeding, and fusion materials irradiation. Funneling in an RFQ-like structure is an elegant solution at low energy where electric fields are needed to provide strong focusing. Discrete-element funnels, with separate focusing elements, bending magnets, rebunchers and if deflectors, are more flexible. At sufficiently high energies, magnetic-quadrupole lenses can provide strong focusing in a discrete-element funnel. Such a funnel has been designed as a preliminary example of a second funnel in the HIBALL-II accelerator system. In a simulation, two Bi/sup +1/ (mass = 209 amu) beams at 0.5 MeV/A, 20 MHz, 40-mA, separated by 55 cm and angled at +-6/degree/ were combined into a single 80-mA beam at 40 MHz. Emittance growth was calculated, by a modified version of the PIC (particle-in-cell) code PARMILA, to be about 1%. Funnel design experience at Los Alamos has evolved rules-of-thumb that reduce emittance growth. Some of these are to maintain focusing periodicity and strength in both transverse and longitudinal directions; use strong focusing so that the bunch will be small; minimize angles of bend and rf deflection; adjust longitudinal focusing to produce a short bunch at the rf deflector; and design rf deflectors for a uniform electrical field. 4 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Stovall, J.E.; Guy, F.W.; Stokes, R.H.; Wangler, T.P.

1988-01-01

297

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

298

Recent UCN source developments at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The most intense sources of ultra cold neutrons (UCN) have bee built at reactors where the high average thermal neutron flux can overcome the low UCN production rate to achieve usable densities of UCN. At spallation neutron sources the average flux available is much lower than at a reactor, though the peak flux can be comparable or higher. The authors have built a UCN source that attempts to take advantage of the high peak flux available at the short pulse spallation neutron source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) to generate a useful number of UCN. In the source UCN are produced by Doppler-shifted Bragg scattering of neutrons to convert 400-m/s neutrons down into the UCN regime. This source was initially tested in 1996 and various improvements were made based on the results of the 1996 running. These improvements were implemented and tested in 1997. In sections 2 and 3 they discuss the improvements that have been made and the resulting source performance. Recently an even more interesting concept was put forward by Serebrov et al. This involves combining a solid Deuterium UCN source, previously studied by Serebrov et al., with a pulsed spallation source to achieve world record UCN densities. They have initiated a program of calculations and measurements aimed at verifying the solid Deuterium UCN source concept. The approach has been to develop an analytical capability, combine with Monte Carlo calculations of neutron production, and perform benchmark experiments to verify the validity of the calculations. Based on the calculations and measurements they plan to test a modified version of the Serebrov UCN factory. They estimate that they could produce over 1,000 UCN/cc in a 15 liter volume, using 1 {micro}amp of 800 MeV protons for two seconds every 500 seconds. They will discuss the result UCN production measurements in section 4.

Seestrom, S.J.; Anaya, J.M.; Bowles, T.J. [and others

1998-12-01

299

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

300

SEISMIC DESIGN OF LOS QUILLAYES TAILINGS DAMS IN CHILE DISEÑO SISMICO DE LA PRESA DE RELAVES LOS QUILLAYES IN CHILE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes the characteristics of Los Quillayes high tailings dam currently in operation at Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile and also includes a description of the selected design earthquake, the geotechnical characterization of tailings sand including cyclic strength, and the stability analysis originally carried out, both 2D and 3D, and other design considerations. A description of the current

Luis Valenzuela

301

Overexpression of the AtLOS5 gene increased abscisic acid level and drought tolerance in transgenic cotton  

PubMed Central

Drought is the major environmental stress that limits cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) production worldwide. LOS5/ABA3 (LOS5) encodes a molybdenum co-factor and is essential for activating aldehyde oxidase, which is involved in abscisic acid (ABA) biosynthesis. In this study, a LOS5 cDNA of Arabidopsis thaliana was overexpressed in cotton cultivar Zhongmiansuo35 (Z35) by Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation. The transformation and overexpression of AtLOS5 were assessed by PCR and RT-PCR analysis. Detached shoots of transgenic cotton showed slower transpirational water loss than those of Z35. When pot-grown 6-week-old seedlings were withheld from watering for 3 d, transgenic cotton accumulated 25% more endogenous ABA and about 20% more proline than Z35 plants. The transgenic plants also showed increased expression of some drought-responding genes such as P5CS and RD22, and enhanced activity of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, peroxidase, and ascorbate peroxidase. Their membrane integrity was considerably improved under water stress, as indicated by reduced malondialdehyde content and electrolyte leakage relative to control plants. When the pot-grown plants were subjected to deficit irrigation for 8 weeks (watering to 50% of field capacity), transgenic plants showed a 13% increase in fresh weight than the wild type under the same drought condition. These results suggest that the AtLOS5 transgenic cotton plants acquired a better drought tolerance through enhanced ABA production and ABA-induced physiological regulations.

Yue, Yuesen; Zhang, Mingcai; Zhang, Jiachang; Tian, Xiaoli; Duan, Liusheng; Li, Zhaohu

2012-01-01

302

Analysis of central worths and other integral data from the Los Alamos benchmark assemblies  

SciTech Connect

We have compared theoretical calculations, based on ENDF/B-V and recent revisions, with integral data measured on the Los Alamos unmoderated critical assemblies Godiva, Jezebel, Flattop-25, and Flattop-Pu. The experimental data included in this analysis are multiplication factors k/sub eff/ and (in most cases) both fission rates and central-worth ratios for /sup 235/U, /sup 238/U, /sup 237/Np, and /sup 239/Pu. Based on this comparison, we conclude that there is a need for a new /sup 235/U evaluation, and increased accuracy is needed in certain integral measurements.

Muir, D.W.

1984-10-01

303

Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... About the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. -. Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex. -. Products. ... More results from www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts/approvedproducts

304

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

305

La Evolución de los Sistemas de Pagos de Bajo Valor en el Perú  

Microsoft Academic Search

El trabajo describe el desarrollo de los sistemas interbancarios de pago de bajo valor en el Perú en el período 2005-2010. Se destaca que las transferencias de crédito han tenido una alta tasa de crecimiento en los últimos cinco años, aunque los valores y volúmenes alcanzados son aún más bajos que los obtenidos en la región. Los bajos niveles de

Marylin Choy; Victor Roca

2010-01-01

306

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

307

Dating Desert Meteorites: The Los Angeles Experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The basaltic shergottite Los Angeles (LA) consists of two stones that are slightly to negligibly weathered. LA is petrologically similar to Shergotty and Zagami, both observed falls. We dated both stones by the Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd techniques. Our sample of LA#1 had visible patches of caliche on its surface. These were scraped away, and the sample coarsely crushed. A bulk sample was leached for 10 minutes in warm, 2N HCl, and the leachate and residue analysed. A second bulk sample was analysed without leaching. A third, more finely ground bulk sample also was analysed following 2N HCl leaching. Mineral separates of plagioclase and pyroxene were prepared by magnetic separation and handpicking, leached, and analysed. The Rb-Sr data showed the effects of terrestrial contamination, with data for the leachates forming a mixing line leading towards the Rb-Sr isotopic composition of plagioclase. The caliche was analysed and found to contain ~5260 ppm of Sr, but only ~34 ppm of Nd. A second set of mineral separates were leached more aggressively. The resultant data define a Rb-Sr isochron age of 165+/-11 Ma, in excellent agreement with previously determined Rb-Sr ages for Shergotty and Zagami. With one exception, Sm-Nd data for leachates of LA#1, combined with data for bulk samples and a plagioclase separate, give a Sm-Nd age of 172+/-8 Ma, in good agreement with the Rb-Sr age. A second plagioclase separate contained an isotopically distinct Nd contaminant, more radiogenic than caliche Nd. The sample of LA#2 was precleaned in 4N HCl and 4N HNO3 prior to crushing. About 30 mg of the sample dissolved during this procedure. Its Sr and Nd concentrations were ~170 and ~70 ppm, resp. The Rb-Sr data showed the presence of caliche, but the Sm-Nd isotopic data are colinear with other data on a Sm-Nd isochron diagram. This step extracted a large fraction of the REE, apparently from sample phosphates. Pyroxene mineral separates were further treated with (2N HCl + 5% HF), and the residues analysed. All the Sm-Nd data, including that for plagioclase (unleached), the preclean leachate, a leach/residue pair for a bulk sample, an unleached bulk sample, and the pyroxene residues, fall along the same isochron, defining a Sm-Nd age of 174+/-12 Ma. Chondrite normalized (Nd/Sm)CN = 1.7 for caliche, and ~0.45, ~0.85, and ~1.3 for LA pyroxene, bulk rock and leachates (phosphates), and plagioclase, respectively. These values for pyroxene and bulk rock are the same as for corresponding samples of Zagami; Zagami plagioclase separates were relatively impure, precluding comparison. Contributions from caliche to the Sr inventories of the LA samples varied from 0 to ~80%, as calculated from their measured 87Sr/86Sr ratios and the 87Sr/86Sr ratios of caliche and plagioclase. The (Nd/Sm)CN values for the samples do not vary with Sr contamination within this range, further suggesting that the Sm-Nd systematics of LA are virtually unaffected by the presence of caliche. The Sr isotopic data suggest that weathering of meteoritic plagioclase played a role in development of the caliche. A higher Nd/Sr ratio in caliche than in plagioclase may reflect some contribution from meteoritic phosphates as well.

Nyquist, L. E.; Reese, Y. D.

2001-12-01

308

Los Ácidos Grasos Trans Ahora Serán Listados Junto con las ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Qué es un Ácido Graso Trans? ¿Dónde se encuentran los ácidos grasos trans? ... Seleccione un producto para una respuesta! ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition

309

Los peligros de la leche cruda: La Leche sin Pasteurizar ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Los peligros de la leche cruda: La Leche sin Pasteurizar Puede Representar un Riesgo Grave Para la Salud. From the ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/buystoreservesafefood

310

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... entonces, se han publicado varios estudios epidemiológicos enfocados en la relación entre los bifosfonatos por vía oral y el cáncer de esófago con ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety

311

Explosive Flux Compression: 50 Years of Los Alamos Activities  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos flux compression activities are surveyed, mainly through references in view of space limitations. However, two plasma physics programs done with Sandia National Laboratory are discussed in more detail.

Fowler, C.M.; Thomson, D.B.; Garn, W.B.

1998-10-18

312

Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... historia de convulsiones o que tienen insuficiencia renal (de los riñones) moderada o severa (medida como depuración de creatinina [CrCl] inferior ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety

313

Fine Pore Diffuser Fouling: The Los Angeles Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

M. K. Stenstrom G. Masutani

1994-01-01

314

Los Alamos Sferic Array: Ground Truth for the FORTE Satellite.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper describes the operation and performance of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) sferic array, providing an overview of the first two years of operation and highlighting some initial results. The geolocation performance has been evaluated t...

D. A. Smith K. B. Eack J. Harlin M. J. Heavener A. R. Jacobson R. S. Massey X. M. Shao K. C. Wiens

2000-01-01

315

Some Results of Applied Spallation Physics Research at Los Alamos.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, we have an active effort in the general area of Applied Spallation Physics Research. The main emphasis of this activity has been on obtaining basic data relevant to spallation neutron source development, accelerator ...

G. J. Russell J. S. Gilmore

1983-01-01

316

Los Angeles Library Fire--Learning the Hard Way.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the damage and salvage efforts resulting from the burning of the Los Angeles Central Library in 1986, and makes several recommendations for fire and arson prevention measures and contingency salvage plans. (CLB)

Morris, John

1987-01-01

317

Manipulación segura de los alimentos: Lo que usted debe ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Para evitar la contaminación cruzada, recuerde lo siguiente: ... El aire frío debe circular para ayudar a mantener los alimentos seguros. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/buystoreservesafefood

318

Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... transmitidas por los alimentos afectan a 48 millones de estadounidenses, causando la hospitalización de cien mil y la muerte de millares. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma

319

2011 Comunicaciones de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los ...  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Bifosfonatos - Continúa la revisión de seguridad de los medicamentos por vía oral para la osteoporosis (bifosfonatos) en relación con un probable ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety

320

Spent-fuel verification with the Los Alamos fork detector  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos fork detector for the verification of spent-fuel assemblies has generated precise, reproducible data. The data analyses have now evolved to the point of placing tight restrictions on a diverter's actions.

Rinard, P.M.; Bosler, G.E.

1987-01-01

321

Impacts of Transportation Control Strategies on Los Angeles Air Quality.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A photochemical/diffusion simulation model is employed to evaluate four control strategies for reducing air pollution in Los Angeles. Three previously tested, representative air trajectories serve as baseline cases using 1969 emission levels. Transportati...

J. R. Martinez R. A. Nordsieck A. Q. Eschenroeder

1973-01-01

322

Collaborative Network Evolution: The Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study bridges the narrow divide between collaboration theory and networking and views organizations as a source of collaborative processes. Social network analysis is applied to determine how the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group (TEW) evolve...

S. M. Rust

2006-01-01

323

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

324

SBIRS high payload LOS attitude determination and calibration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the space-based infrared sensor (SBIRS) payload line-of-sight (LOS) attitude determination and calibration algorithm required for both GEO and HEO missions. Included in the algorithm are three multi-state extended Kalman filters (EKFs) which correct the payload LOS attitude error as well as on-gimbal gyro bias error using celestial observations. For the GEO mission, the celestial observations are obtained

A. Wu

1998-01-01

325

Audit of consultant agreements at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy`s (Department) Albuquerque Operations Office (Albuquerque) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) are responsible for acquiring consulting services in a manner most advantageous to the Government by ensuring adequate competition. Although the Department prefers competitively awarding subcontracts, including consultant agreements, to ensure the lowest possible cost, it allows sole sourcing a subcontract if the sole source is fully justified. The objective of the audit was to determine whether Los Alamos` consultant agreements contained adequate sole source justifications. The audit showed that Los Alamos may not have acquired some of its consultant agreements at the lowest possible cost because it did not prepare adequate sole source justifications for 17 sole source consultant agreements valued at $842,900. This condition existed because: (1) requesters did not follow policies and procedures when preparing sole source justifications, (2) Los Alamos did not have an internal mechanism to reject consultant agreements that were not adequately justified, and (3) the Department did not review consultant agreements to evaluate the adequacy of sole source justifications. Without adequate justifications, the Department cannot be assured that consultant services were obtained at the lowest possible cost. We therefore recommended that the Manager, Albuquerque Operations Office require Los Alamos to ensure proper sole source justifications and enhance internal controls over consultant agreements. Management agreed to implement the recommendations.

NONE

1996-02-23

326

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

327

40 CFR 52.227 - Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...strategy and regulations: Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate...strategy and regulations: Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate...the secondary standards for particulate matter in the Metropolitan Los Angeles...

2013-07-01

328

40 CFR 81.17 - Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region. 81.17...Regions § 81.17 Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region...

2010-07-01

329

40 CFR 52.227 - Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. 52.227 Section...Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. (a) The requirements...particulate matter in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. (b) The...

2009-07-01

330

40 CFR 52.227 - Control strategy and regulations: Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. 52.227 Section...Particulate matter, Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. (a) The requirements...particulate matter in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. (b) The...

2010-07-01

331

40 CFR 81.17 - Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region. 81.17...Regions § 81.17 Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan Los Angeles Air Quality Control Region...

2009-07-01

332

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Program site operator program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), a municipal utility serving the citizens of Los Angeles, marked its tenth year of involvement in testing and promoting electric vehicles as part of Los Angeles' overall air quality improvement program...

1998-01-01

333

83. FIRST AND SECOND AQUEDUCTS LOOKING EAST/NORTHEAST Los Angeles ...  

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

83. FIRST AND SECOND AQUEDUCTS LOOKING EAST/NORTHEAST - Los Angeles Aqueduct, From Lee Vining Intake (Mammoth Lakes) to Van Norman Reservoir Complex (San Fernando Valley), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

334

Overview and status of the Los Alamos PSR injection upgrade project  

SciTech Connect

An upgrade is in progress to the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring (PSR) to allow direct injection of the H{sup {minus}} beam into the ring and provide a beam bump system to move the circulating beam off the stripper foil. The primary benefits of this upgrade are matching the transverse phase space of the injected beam to the PSR acceptance and reduction of foil hits by the circulating beam by a factor of ten. Foil thickness is optimized to minimize the combination of circulating-beam losses plus losses due to excited H{sup 0} states produced at injection. An overall factor of five reduction in losses is expected. The project comprises extensive modifications of the injection line, the injection section of the ring, and the waste-beam transport line. The authors will discuss the goals of the project, present an overview of the technical design, and describe the status of the implementation plan.

Fitzgerald, D.H.; Ahn, H.; Blind, B. [and others

1997-08-01

335

Wave Conditions for Proposed Harbor Development in Los Angeles Outer Harbor, Los Angeles, California, Supplemental Tests. Coastal Model Investigation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A 1:100 scale (undistorted) hydraulic model of Los Angeles Outer Harbor, California, was used to investigate short-period storm and subsequent wave conditions for proposed harbor development located near the Angel's Gate entrance. The model reproduced the...

H. F. Acuff R. R. Bottin

1991-01-01

336

Factoring in a dissipative quantum computer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe an array of quantum gates implementing Shor's algorithm [in Proceedings of the 35th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, edited by S. Goldwasser (IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 1994), p. 116; (unpublished); Phys. Rev. A 53, R2493 (1995)] for prime factorization in a quantum computer. The array includes a circuit for modular exponentiation with several subcomponents (such as controlled multipliers and adders) that are described in terms of elementary Toffoli gates. We present a simple analysis of the impact of losses and decoherence on the performance of this quantum factoring circuit. For that purpose, we simulate a quantum computer that is running the program to factor N=15 while interacting with a dissipative environment. As a consequence of this interaction, randomly selected quantum bits (qubits) may spontaneously decay. Using the results of our numerical simulations, we analyze the efficiency of some simple error correction techniques.

Miquel, César; Paz, Juan Pablo; Perazzo, Roberto

1996-10-01

337

Background radioactivity in sediments near Los Alamos, New Mexico.  

PubMed

River and reservoir sediments have been collected annually by Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1974 and 1979, respectively. These background samples are collected from five river stations and four reservoirs located throughout northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Analyses include 3H, 90Sr, 137Cs, total U, 238Pu, 239,240Pu, 241Am, gross alpha, gross beta, and gross gamma radioactivity. Surprisingly, there are no federal or state regulatory standards in the USA that specify how to compute background radioactivity values on sediments. Hence, the sample median (or 0.50 quantile) is proposed for this background because it reflects central data tendency and is distribution-free. Estimates for the upper limit of background radioactivity on river and reservoir sediments are made for sampled analytes using the 0.95 quantile (two-tail). These analyses also show that seven of ten analytes from reservoir sediments are normally distributed, or are normally distributed after a logarithmic or square root transformation. However, only three of ten analytes from river sediments are similarly distributed. In addition, isotope ratios for 137Cs/238Pu, 137Cs/239,240Pu, and 239,240Pu/238Pu from reservoir sediments are independent of clay content, total organic carbon/specific surface area (TOC/SSA) and cation exchange capacity/specific surface area (CEC/SSA) ratios. These TOC/SSA and CEC/SSA ratios reflect sediment organic carbon and surface charge densities that are associated with radionuclide absorption, adsorption, and ion exchange reactions on clay mineral structures. These latter ratio values greatly exceed the availability of background radionuclides in the environment, and insure that measured background levels are a maximum. Since finer-grained reservoir sediments contain larger clay-sized fractions compared to coarser river sediments, they show higher background levels for most analytes. Furthermore, radioactivity values on reservoir sediments have remained relatively constant since the early 1980s. These results suggest that clay contents in terrestrial sediments are often more important at concentrating background radionuclides than many other environmental factors, including geology, climate and vegetation. Hence, reservoirs and floodplains represent ideal radionuclide sampling locations because fine-grained materials are more easily trapped here. Ultimately, most of these differences still reflect spatial and temporal variability originating from global atmospheric nuclear weapons testing and disintegration of nuclear-powered satellites upon atmospheric reentry. PMID:15207580

McLin, Stephen G

2004-07-26

338

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

339

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

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

2010-05-06

340

Affective Factors in Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of the role of affective factors in reading within the framework of the substrata factor theory is presented. The substrata factor theory and theories of the intellect are briefly discussed, and the absence of affective factors in these theories is pointed out. These affective factors are seen as influential in the individual's…

Athey, Irene

341

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

342

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

343

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

344

Water supply at Los Alamos during 1993. Progress report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes production and aquifer conditions for water wells in the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi Well Fields. These wells supplied all of the potable water used for municipal and some industrial purposes in Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos National Laboratory during 1993. The wells in the Los Alamos Well Field were transferred to San Ildefonso Pueblo in 1992. Four of the wells in the Los Alamos Well Field were plugged in 1993. One of the two new wells in the Otowi Well Field became operational in 1993. The spring gallery in Water Canyon supplied nonpotable water for industrial use, while surface water from the Los Alamos Reservoir was diverted for irrigation. In 1993 no water was used from the Guaje Reservoir. Due to the maintenance and operating cost of diverting water from the reservoirs, it is not economically feasible to continue their use for irrigation. This report fulfills some of the requirements of the Los Alamos Groundwater Protection Management Program by documenting use of the groundwater for water supply and providing information hydrologic characteristics of the main aquifer. This report is a joint effort between the Laboratory Water Quality and Hydrology Group and the Utilities Department of Johnson Controls World Services Inc. (JCI). The purpose of this report is to ensure a continuing historical record and to provide guidance for management of water resources in long-range planning for the water supply system. We have issued one summary report for the period of 1947 to 1971 and 22 annual reports that contain the results of our studies of these water supplies. An additional report summarized the hydrology of the main aquifer with reference to future development of groundwater supplies. A report was issued in 1988 that examined the status of wells and future water supply.

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

1995-10-01

345

Los Alamos DP West Plutonium Facility decontamination project  

SciTech Connect

The DP West Plutonium Facility operated by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, was decontaminated between April 1978 and April 1981. The facility was constructed in 1944 to 1945 to produce plutonium metal and fabricate parts for nuclear weapons. It was continually used as a plutonium processing and research facility until mid-1978. Decontamination operations included dismantling and removing gloveboxes and conveyor tunnels; removing process systems, utilities, and exhaust ducts; and decontaminating all remaining surfaces. This report describes glovebox and conveyor tunnel separations, decontamination techniques, health and safety considerations, waste management procedures, and costs of the operation.

Garde, R.; Cox, E.J.; Valentine, A.M.

1982-01-01

346

Gang-related homicides in Los Angeles County.  

PubMed

The incidence of gang homicides in Los Angeles County has increased faster than that of non-gang homicides in the past decade. This study compares characteristics of gang homicide victims with those of non-gang homicide victims for the year 1987. In 1186 cases, gang members were more likely to be young Black men who died of gunshot wounds. Gang homicide victims were more likely to die of firearm injuries in the early evening, and were more likely to die in a relatively small area of Los Angeles County. Drive-by shooting was highly associated with gang homicide. PMID:8355004

Rogers, C

1993-07-01

347

Contributions of chemistry in early day Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

During 1943--1945, the premier physics laboratory in the world was at Los Alamos, but chemistry contributions were vital. Major chemical impacts on the success of the Los Alamos wartime mission included electrochemistry, which found the true melting point of plutonium metal to be hundreds of degrees lower than anticipated. This discovery had profound simplifying effects regarding crucibles to contain molten plutonium and on its production. Other significant chemical contributions involved constant purification of plutonium for reuse, producing carrier-free gamma sources at unprecedented kilo-curie levels, and high polonium work. 8 refs.

Penneman, R.A.; Meade, R.A.

1990-01-01

348

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

349

El comercio de los productos transgénicos: el estado del debate internacional  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los productos transgénicos mezclan aspectos contradictorios. La manipulación genética de cultivos permite desarrollar tanto productos con toxinas insecticidas, disminuyendo el uso de defensivos agrícolas que pueden dañar el medio ambiente, como alimentos con propiedades vitamínicas y proteicas, que pueden mejorar los indicadores sociales en los países en desa- rrollo. Por otra parte, se han abierto interrogantes acerca de los posibles

María Angélica Larach; División de Comercio Internacional

350

El dolor como terapia. La médula común de los campos de concentración nazis y franquistas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los campos de concentración franquistas y los nazis evidencian un cuerpo común. En ambos se desarrollaba una terapia para los internos que tenía al cuerpo como vehículo de aprendizaje. El tratamiento político prescribía penalidades físicas — la suciedad, el hambre, la sed— y morales que debían conducir a los prisioneros a comprender la finalidad buscada por el Estado totalitario alemán

Mirta Núñez Díaz-Balart

2005-01-01

351

LOS MANTEROS DE LA CALLE FLORIDA: TEORÍA DE LA CAPITALIZACIÓN DEL VÍNCULO  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente trabajo de revisión cuestiona de raíz la tesis de los no lugares y toma como objeto de estudio el conflicto acaecido en los últimos meses entre los manteros de la calle Florida y el Estado circunscripto a la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Para los primeros, existía un derecho a instalarse en un espacio público por motivos laborales mientras

Maximiliano Korstanje

2012-01-01

352

76 FR 53115 - Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 202; Los Angeles, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 202; Los Angeles, CA Pursuant to its authority under the...Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 202...expand FTZ 202 to include a site in Los Angeles, California, within the Los...

2011-08-25

353

77 FR 43656 - BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Los Angeles County, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Los Angeles County, CA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF...3-mile line of railroad owned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority...Line structure), in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Cal. (the...

2012-07-25

354

MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES PARA EL RECONOCIMIENTO DE LOS MOVIMIENTOS Y LA ECOLOGÍA POLÍTICA INDÍGENAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los movimientos sociales cortan a través de las clases sociales, lo étnico, niveles de educación, rural-urbana, etc., y a través de todos los niveles locales, regionales, estatales nacionales, internacionales y globales formando conexiones entre el medio ambiente y el desarrollo, la salud, los derechos civiles, derechos indígenas, etc. (KECK and SIKKINK 1992; BRECHER and COSTELLO 1994; CARRUTHERS 1995). Los movimientos

José G. Vargas-Hernández

355

Factoring Multivariate Integral Polynominals.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A polynomial-time algorithm to factor polynomials in several variables with integral coefficients that is polynomial-time in the degrees of the polynomial to be factored is presented. This algorithm generalizes the algorithm to factor integral polynomials...

A. K. Lenstra

1983-01-01

356

LOS COMIT?S DE ?TICA DE INVESTIGACI?N 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.

Zwareva Mashiri, Elizabeth C.

2010-01-01

357

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

358

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

359

The toughness of living: The development and demise of the Los Angeles Actors' Theatre\\/Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1975--1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the history of The Los Angeles Actors' Theatre (LAAT) and in its 1985 metamorphosis into the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), the company consistently served and reflect the concerns of its multicultural community: the city of Los Angeles. In addition to the mainstage productions, developmental outreach programming strategies included: a Latino Lab; a feminist workshop--the Women's Project and educational

Alan Wade Litsey

1993-01-01

360

Measurements and predictors of on-road ultrafine particle concentrations and associated pollutants in Los Angeles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Motor vehicles are the dominant source of oxides of nitrogen (NO x), particulate matter (PM), and certain air toxics (e.g., benzene, 1,3-butadiene) in urban areas. On roadways, motor vehicle-related pollutant concentrations are typically many times higher than ambient concentrations. Due to high air exchange rates typical of moving vehicles, this makes time spent in vehicles on roadways a major source of exposure. This paper presents on-road measurements for Los Angeles freeways and arterial roads taken from a zero-emission electric vehicle outfitted with real-time instruments. The objective was to characterize air pollutant concentrations on roadways and identify the factors associated with the highest concentrations. Our analysis demonstrated that on freeways, concentrations of ultrafine particles (UFPs), black carbon, nitric oxide, and PM-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PM-PAH) are generated primarily by diesel-powered vehicles, despite the relatively low fraction (˜6%) of diesel-powered vehicles on Los Angeles freeways. However, UFP concentrations on arterial roads appeared to be driven primarily by proximity to gasoline-powered vehicles undergoing hard accelerations. Concentrations were roughly one-third of those on freeways. By using a multiple regression model for the freeway measurements, we were able to explain 60-70% of the variability in concentrations of UFP, black carbon, nitric oxide, and PM-PAH using measures of diesel truck density and hour of day (as an indicator of wind speed). Freeway concentrations of these pollutants were also well correlated with readily available annual average daily truck counts, potentially allowing improved population exposure estimates for epidemiology studies. Based on these roadway measurements and average driving time, it appears that 33-45% of total UFP exposure for Los Angeles residents occurs due to time spent traveling in vehicles.

Fruin, S.; Westerdahl, D.; Sax, T.; Sioutas, C.; Fine, P. M.

361

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.

362

A survey of macromycete diversity at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bandelier National Monument, and Los Alamos County; A preliminary report  

SciTech Connect

The authors have completed a 5-year survey (1991--1995) of macromycetes found in Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Bandelier National Monument. The authors have compiled a database of 1,048 collections, their characteristics, and identifications. The database represents 123 (98%) genera and 175 (73%) species reliably identified. Issues of habitat loss, species extinction, and ecological relationships are addressed, and comparisons with other surveys are made. With this baseline information and modeling of this baseline data, one can begin to understand more about the fungal flora of the area.

Jarmie, N.; Rogers, F.J. [Mycology Associates, Los Alamos, NM (United States)

1997-11-01

363

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

364

Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada: Los Angeles Special Map  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This map of the Los Angeles, California area displays earthquake locations for the latest week, day, and hour. The user can click on map symbols and get information on time, date, magnitude, location, and depth. Earthquake information is updated within 5 minutes of an actual event or otherwise once an hour. The information is from the U. S. Geological Survey-Caltech Seismic Net.

365

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

366

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

367

Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Neutron Research Facility  

SciTech Connect

The Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) spallation neutron source utilizes 800-MeV protons from the Los Alamos Meson Physics linac. The proton beam transport system, the target systems, and the data acquisition and control system are described. Operating experience, present status, and planned improvements are discussed.

Woods, R.

1981-01-01

368

Resource management technology: Los Alamos technical capabilities for emergency management  

SciTech Connect

This report examines FEMA mission requirements in the area of resource and emergency management. It reviews the experience of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in resource management technology consonant with FEMA's mission. This experience is presented in the form of internal appraisal of the following mission areas: Strategic Materials; Natural and Technological Disasters; Communications and Training; and Counterterrorism.

Killian, B.G.; Garner, S.D.; Mathews, K.L.; Wilson, M.G.; Planner, H.M.

1983-07-18

369

Los Alamos proton-storage-ring extraction system  

SciTech Connect

The unprecedented peak and average proton currents and extraction rates from the Proton Storage Ring (PSR) under construction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory present new problems in beam extraction. Activation caused by beam spill must be minimal to permit hands-on maintenance. Timing requirements are uncommonly stringent. Solutions to these problems are outlined below.

Hudgings, D.W.; Jason, A.J.

1981-01-01

370

Aristocracia fantástica: los moderados y la poética del gobierno representativo  

Microsoft Academic Search

La mayor parte de los ideólogos del moderantismo tras la implantación del régimen liberal fueron destacados teóricos de la estética que contribuyeron a fijar el canon del romanticismo en España. Este artículo investiga la influencia de las reflexiones estéticas de autores como Alberto Lista, Nicomedes Pastor Díaz y Alcalá Galiano en su teoría del gobierno representativo. El asunto de fondo

Pablo Sánchez León

2006-01-01

371

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

372

Remedios urbanos: más allá de los debates teóricos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los trabajos sobre globalización y espacio urbano se inscriben bajo dos corrientes. Una que apunta a mostrar las bondades de la globalización, y la necesidad de actuar sobre las ciudades para que se fortalezcan beneficiándose de sus efectos. Y otra que insiste en mostrar lo nocivo de este proceso, por ejemplo a través de crecientes indicadores de pobreza, exclusión y

Nubis Pulido; Delfina Trinca Fighera

2007-01-01

373

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

374

Los Angeles School Board Race Shatters Spending Records  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The price tag to win a seat in this week's primary election for the Los Angeles school board climbed to unprecedented levels, as a massive influx of outside cash has turned a local campaign into a national showdown pitting the long-standing influence of teachers' unions against the expanding imprint of deep-pocketed education activists. The high…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2013-01-01

375

LOS ANGELES FIELD MODELING AND MEASUREMENT STUDY - 1976 (FIRST YEAR)  

EPA Science Inventory

In October 1976 a two-week field program was conducted in Los Angeles to evaluate in the field existing measurement methods for ambient concentrations of sulfuric acid aerosol and related sulfates, and to obtain preliminary data for the in-roadway concentrations of sulfates due t...

376

Smoking patterns among Los Alamos National Laboratory employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Smoking patterns among 5507 employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory were investigated for those who underwent physical examinations by occupational physicians from 1978 to 1983. More male than female employees smoked, although differences in smoking rates between the sexes were not as large as differences observed for national smoking rates. Employees over 40 were more likely to smoke than younger

M. C. Mahoney; G. S. Wilkinson

1987-01-01

377

Annual Information Digest, Los Angeles Community Colleges, 1995-1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Providing historical data up to 1996-97 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. Selected district…

Kelly, Dexter; And Others

378

Housing in Los Angeles: Affordable Housing for the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A 1988 mayoral committee assessed the seriousness of Los Angeles (California) housing problems and found that the city's housing efforts were sufficient in the 1960s, when the Federal Government took primary responsibility for housing and the average wage was adequate to support the cost of the average house or apartment. However, the following…

Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Committee for Affordable Housing, CA.

379

Los Alamos National Laboratory capability reviews - FY 2011 status  

Microsoft Academic Search

Capability reviews are the Los Alamos National Laboratory approach to assess the quality of its science, technology, and engineering (STE), and its integration across the Laboratory. There are seven capability reviews in FY 2011 reviews. The Weapons Science and Engineering review will be replaced by the National Nuclear Security Administration's Predictive Science Panel for 2011 . Beginning in 2011, third-year

Everett P

2011-01-01

380

Ozonation at the 900 cfs Los Angeles Water Purification Plant  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1979. the California Safe Drinking Water Act established a new turbidity limit of 0.5 turbidity unit for drinking waters. To meet this new standard at the Owens River Aqueductplantin Los Angelesi aprocessinvolvingpreozonation and direct filtration was tested and selected. In addition to providing water which meets the required turbidity standard, the ozone process reduces THM levels by about 50%,

Paul W. Prendiville

1986-01-01

381

General Education at Los Medanos College: A Curricular Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Non-traditional courses recommended for the general education package at Los Medanos College are described. It is suggested that the core curriculum be six intra-disciplinary packages covering Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Language Arts, and Humanistic Studies. Each semester, students would be…

Carhart, John I.; Collins, Charles C.

382

SCALE ECONOMIES AND POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSOLIDATION: EVIDENCE FROM LOS ANGELES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper tests for scale economies for police departments operating in Los Angeles County. Intergovernmental sharing in providing police services prevails within the county, suggesting that scale economies exist in producing this public good. Empirical analysis here rejects the hypothesis that police output is produced under increasing returns, which would be an efficiency explanation for the large degree of consolidation

MILES FINNEY

1997-01-01

383

Photoelectric injector designs at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

We will describe the photoelectric injector design philosophy and capabilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We will discuss our simulation ability and general considerations to minimize the space-charge and rf emittance growths. In particular, we will also outline a high frequency design without magnetic bunching and a low frequency design with magnetic bunching.

Carlsten, B.E.; Sheffield, R.L.; McVey, B.D.

1990-01-01

384

Linking Planning, Quality Improvement and IR: Los Angeles City College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Stung by a negative accreditation review, Los Angeles City College established an administrative position and a planning process that is successfully creating a culture of continuous improvement. At the core of this success is a "plan-act-check" reinforcing systems loop that links planning, budgeting, and institutional research. (Contains 2…

Seymour, Daniel

2004-01-01

385

Los Alamos National Laboratory accelerated tru waste workoff strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

During 1996, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) developed two transuranic (TRU) waste workoff strategies that were estimated to save $270 - 340M through accelerated waste workoff and the elimination of a facility. The planning effort included a strategy to assure that LANL would have a significant quantity (3000+ drums) of TRU waste certified for shipment to the Waste Isolation

S. T. Kosiewicz; I. R. Triay; P. Z. Rogers; D. V. Christensen

1997-01-01

386

General Education at Los Medanos College: A Curricular Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Non-traditional courses recommended for the general education package at Los Medanos College are described. It is suggested that the core curriculum be six intra-disciplinary packages covering Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Language Arts, and Humanistic Studies. Each semester, students would be…

Carhart, John I.; Collins, Charles C.

387

The Los Alamos Radiological Instrumentation and Calibration Facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has a rich history with respect to all health physics functions. The radiological calibration program has long been one of the pillars of the health physics programs at LANL. Because of the diversity of the hazards on the site, many health physics calibration capabilities are required. Some examples include beta-gamma calibrations, neutron remmeter calibrations, and

Eisele

1996-01-01

388

The Controlled-Air Incinerator at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

The Controlled-Air Incinerator (CAI) at Los Alamos is being modified and upgraded to begin routine operations treating low-level mixed waste (LLMW), radioactively contaminated polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes, low-level liquid wastes, and possibly transuranic (TRU) wastes. This paper describes those modifications. Routine waste operations should begin in late FY95.

Newmyer, J.N.

1994-04-01

389

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

390

Post-Cold War Science and Technology at Los Alamos  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory serves the nation through the development and application of leading-edge science and technology in support of national security. Our mission supports national security by: ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile; reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction in support of counter terrorism and homeland defense; and solving national energy, environment,

John C. Browne

2002-01-01

391

Border City: Race and Social Distance in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is fitting for the American Quarterly to inaugurate its move to USC with a special issue devoted to Los Angeles and the future of urban culture. Before the ink dried on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in truth before the United States expanded its national boundary through a land grab of Alta California and Mexico’s northern territory, Yankee boosters

Greg Hise

2004-01-01

392

Los indicadores de insustentabilidad urbana como indicadores de conflicto social  

Microsoft Academic Search

Las ciudades son ecológicamente insostenibles. Sus «huellas ecológicas» son muchos mayores que sus propios límites administrativos. Las ciudades procesan unas grandes cantidades de materiales y energía y excretan residuos de distintos tipos. Sin embargo, este artículo se pregunta de manera optimista si acaso no son las ciudades los lugares donde se producen las innovaciones tecnológicas ecoeficientes. Se pregunta también si

Joan Martínez Alier

2002-01-01

393

Los Angeles Street Kids: New Occupations for Life Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the same sense that health intervention focused on the daily occupations of the well?elderly can promote successful ageing, programs aimed at the daily occupations of at?risk youth may act as a potential deterrent to street gang activity. In the city of Los Angeles, thousands of young people come under the influence of gang culture and in turn, lead lifestyles

Carolyn Snyder; Florence Clark; Brian Young

1998-01-01

394

New 138Kv Cable Lines in Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first 138-kv underground transmission cables to be installed west of Chicago and the largest now in use at this voltage (except for short station runs) were placed in service during 1943 by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. While generally similar to 138-kv lines previously installed in the East this installation involves a number of novel design

Carroll G. Mansfield

1944-01-01

395

Risk Communication in Los Angeles: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The communication program of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has been largely informational—messages have historically been passed from the utility to the public without citizens being involved in any substantive way in decisions about water quality issues. In 1985, however, when LADWP made plans to construct an aeration tower to strip contaminants from groundwater without notifying

Marjorie G. Shovlin; Sandra S. Tanaka

1990-01-01

396

The black community's reactions to the 1992 los angeles riot  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on field (street) interviews with a sample of 227 black community members living and\\/or working in South Central Los Angeles at the time of the 1992 riot. The interview instrument comprises 20 questions designed to (1) ascertain the reactions and feelings of black community members to the riot; and (2) compare a sample of black participants

Komanduri S. Murty; Julian B. Roebuck; Gloria R. Armstrong

1994-01-01

397

Brief history of the Los Alamos laser programs  

SciTech Connect

The laser programs at Los Alamos began in 1969 to investigate the feasibility of laser-induced fusion. However, within a year they had been expanded to include a number of other applications including laser isotope separation. These programs now compose a substantial part of the Laboratory's research programs.

Boyer, K.

1983-01-01

398

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.

399

Los Angeles Community College District Annual Report, 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This 1993 annual report provides information on student demographics, college programs, and educational finances in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which, with more than 117,000 students, is the largest community college district in the nation. The report begins with a statement from Donald Phelps, the outgoing chancellor of…

Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.

400

Los Angeles, California Tornado of March 1, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At 7:40 a.m. on March 1, 1983, the downtown metropolitan area of Los Angeles was struck by a tornado severe enough to cause significant structural damage to not only old buildings but also modern, engineered structures. The path of the tornado was such th...

1985-01-01

401

Dental Caries in Underprivileged Children of Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Objectives. The purpose of this study is to investigate the disease of dental caries among a population of poor, migrant, minority children in Los Angeles County. Methods. The study team developed an instrument to be completed by parents about their children's determinants of oral health, and adapted the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) protocol for conducting clinical

Hazam Seirawan; Conrado Barzaga; Roseann Mulligan; Sharon Faust

2011-01-01

402

Dental Caries in Underprivileged Children of Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives. The purpose of this study is to investigate the disease of dental caries among a population of poor, migrant, minority children in Los Angeles County. Methods. The study team developed an instrument to be completed by parents about their children's determinants of oral health, and adapted the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) protocol for conducting clinical

Hazam Seirawan; Conrado Barzaga; Roseann Mulligan; Sharon Faust

2011-01-01

403

Los Alamos free atomic tritium beta decay experiment  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus is under construction at Los Alamos to measure the beta spectrum of free tritium atoms and molecules. The tritium atoms decay in a gaseous windowless source and are analyzed by a Tret'yakov type toroidal field beta spectrometer. The ultimate sensitivity of the experiment to electron antineutrino mass is expected to be <10 eV.

Knapp, D.A.; Bowles, T.J.; Browne, J.C.; Burritt, T.H.; Cohen, J.S.; Helffrich, J.A.; Maley, M.P.; Martin, R.L.; Robertson, R.G.H.; Wilkerson, J.F.

1984-01-01

404

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

405

[Los Alamos National Laboratory industrial applications and technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

In October 1989, the Los Alamos Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) entered into a contract with the Industrial Applications office (IAO) of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) whereby the LAEDC was to provide support services to IAO. More specifically, according to the Statement of Work in this contract The Los Alamos Economic Development Corporation shall assist the Los Alamos National Laboratory Industrial Applications Office in establishing and strengthening connections between potential entrepreneurs at the Laboratory and the business assistance community throughout New Mexico, directed toward enhancing the number, of successful start up businesses spinning off the Laboratory's technology base.'' As part of this contract and subsequent modifications thereof, the LAEDC was to perform seven tasks: 1. Provide business planning assistance to potential entrepreneurs. 2. (Assist IAO in preparing and distributing) informational materials on technology transfer. 3. (Organize and manage) meetings and seminars on technology transfer and entrepreneurship. 4. Identify new opportunities for technology transfer. 5. (Identify and implement programs for the) recognition of Laboratory Entrepreneurs. 6. Training Lab personnel, in the area of technology transfer and Laboratory industrial interactions. 7. Review and summarize prior New Mexico economic development studies. The purpose of this report, is to summarize the accomplishments of the LAEDC under its contract with IAO, and to fulfill its reporting requirements. This report covers the period from October 1989 to September 1992.

Not Available

1992-09-30

406

The Los Alamos Solid-State Optical Refrigerator  

Microsoft Academic Search

Optical refrigeration may provide the physical basis for solid-state cryocooling. Devices based on this physics would be vibrationless, compact, and free of electromagnetic interference. Having no moving parts and being pumped by a diode lasers, optical refrigerators would be rugged with operating lifetimes of years. Experiments at Los Alamos National Laboratory have demonstrated the basic physical principles of optical refrigeration.1

Richard I. Epstein; Bradley C. Edwards; Carl E. Mungan

407

Time Domain Survey of the Los Alamos Region, New Mexico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A time domain electromagnetic sounding survey of the region surrounding the city of Los Alamos, New Mexico was carried out. The results show that a linear trough, trending northeast--southwest runs beneath the city. The southern boundary is somewhat to th...

1979-01-01

408

Mercury: The Los Alamos ICF KrF laser system  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 systems flexibility will permit Mercury to serve as a testbed for a variety of advanced KrF technology concepts.

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

1993-01-01

409

Turning Neighbors into Friends: The Los Angeles Camp Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A camp for Los Angeles (California) children traumatized by war, community violence, and hatred gives them time to heal and feel safe. The camp's theme of reconciliation and nonviolence is expressed by an all-volunteer staff through community, teamwork, and cooperation. Nature's diversity is used to show how diverse groups can interact, thrive,…

Jenya, Judith

2002-01-01

410

Status of the ICF program at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Los Alamos program we are emphasizing the testing of targets uniquely designed for drive with the carbon dioxide (COâ) laser. The two major facilities for this study are the eight-beam Helios system and the Antares laser system. Some recent results to be discussed demonstrate the dominant effect of self-generated magnetic fields in controlling energy transport by hot electrons.

Rockwood

1982-01-01

411

ECONOMIC RESOURCES OF THE HOMELESS: EVIDENCE FROM LOS ANGELES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the economic resources of homeless adults using a unique data set from Los Angeles. The homeless rely on a variety of sources for income; the two most common sources are the government and the family. Over 58% received government transfers in the 30 days prior to the interview, while one-third had received cash assistance from a family

ROBERT F. SCHOENI; PAUL KOEGEL

1998-01-01

412

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

413

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

414

Deterministic charged-particle transport at Los Alamos: a survey  

SciTech Connect

A review of the application of S/sub n/ and diffusion to the transport of alpha particles and super-thermal electrons at Los Alamos is given. Emphasis is on solution techniques and numerical subtleties with numerous comparisons to analytic and Monte Carlo solutions.

Taggart, K.; Linnebur, E.; Wienke, B.; Cranfill, C.; Dana, A.

1982-01-01

415

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.

416

Potpourri of Los Alamos National Laboratory foam efforts  

SciTech Connect

This presentation provides an update on microcellular foam research efforts at Los Alamos. Topics include the influence of pressure on the phase separation of poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) from organic solution, a new concept of phase diagrams, physical testing of foams, and recent emulsion polymerization results.

Williams, J.M.; Wilkerson, M.H.; Wrobleski, D.A.

1986-01-01

417

Foci of Tuberculosis Transmission in Central Los Angeles  

Microsoft Academic Search

To identify sites of tuberculosis transmission and to determine the contribution of HIV-infected pa- tients to tuberculosis morbidity in an urban area, we prospectively evaluated 249 patients with cul- ture-proven tuberculosis in central Los Angeles. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis was performed on Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to identify patients infected with the same strain. Using RFLP and clinical and

PETER F. BARNES; ZHENHUA YANG; JANICE M. POGODA; SUSAN PRESTON-MARTIN; BRENDA E. JONES; MICHIKO OTAYA; LAURA KNOWLES; SYDNEY HARVEY; KATHLEEN D. EISENACH; M. DONALD CAVE

418

6.NS Factors and Common Factors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: List all the factors of 48. List all the factors of 64. What are the common factors of 48 and 64? What is the greatest common factor of 48 and 64?...

419

Correlates of Daily Smoking Among Female Arrestees in New York City and Los Angeles, 1997  

PubMed Central

Objectives. I sought to determine correlates of daily smoking among recently arrested women involved in the Drug Use Forecasting Program (DUF), many of whom are illicit drug users. Also, I compared smoking rates among DUF women, who were illicit drug users, with rates among women taking part in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, who do not have high levels of drug use, to determine if drug use accounts for heavy smoking. Methods. I compared daily smoking, illicit drug use, and selected demographic characteristics in 2 DUF cities: New York, with the highest rate of smoking among DUF cities in 1997, and Los Angeles, with the lowest. I also compared DUF and BRFSS daily smoking rates. Results: Although rates of illicit drug use were similar in New York and Los Angeles (69.7% and 61.8%, respectively), the daily smoking rate was higher in New York (90.9% vs 41.7%). DUF smoking rates were higher than BRFSS rates; both rates were higher than the general population (23%). Conclusions. Illicit drug use does not, in all cases, explain high rates of daily smoking. Future efforts to shape tobacco-related public health policies in New York and elsewhere should involve collaboration with criminal justice transitional health programs.

Durrah, Tracy L.

2005-01-01

420

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.…

Hatcher, Bunny Nightwalker

421

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

422

NEPA and NHPA- successful decommissioning of historic Manhattan Project properties at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes experiences at Los Alamos National Laboratory during the process of planning and executing decommissioning and decontamination activities on a number of properties constructed as part of the Manhattan project. Many of these buildings had been abandoned for many years and were in deteriorating condition, in addition to being contaminated with asbestos, lead based paints and high explosive

E. D. McGehee; A. K. Pendergrass

1997-01-01

423

The Los Alamos Reservoir: A Gauge for Increased Erosion after the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Cerro Grande fire of May 2000 burned approximately 17,400 ha in the eastern Jemez Mountains in the vicinity of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Changes in surface characteristics caused by the fire, including the development of hydrophobic soils and the loss of vegetation and litter layers, resulted in major increases in runoff and erosion relative to pre-fire conditions. This study

A. Lavine; D. Katzman; S. L. Reneau; G. A. Kuyumjian; J. N. Gardner; D. V. Malmon

2001-01-01

424

Juventud y medios de comunicación. La televisión y los jóvenes: Aproximación estructural a la programación y los mensajes  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN La autora propone en este artículo un breve análisis sobre la relación que se establece entre los jóvenes y la televisión en cuanto a programación, contenidos y mensajes. Para ello parte del contexto en el que se desarrolla la programación actual, estrechamente vinculado a una determinada estructura informativa con su peculiar dinámica de mercado y sus propósitos, más o

Leticia García Reina

425

Emanation of tritiated water from disposal sites at Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

The level of contamination induced by the presence of tritiated water (HTO) on the Bandelier tuff near Los Alamos, New Mexico has been seen to decrease vertically and horizontally at the same rate. This decrease in radioactivity with distance from the source has been measured around three different disposal shafts and found to be somewhat slower than the decrease in emanation rate with distance from the source. Physical factors, suspected of influencing HTO emanation, were entered as independent variables in a regression equation including measurements taken over a 14 month period. The physical variables studied were of thermal, hydrological, and meteorological origin or a combination of the above. Only four variables were retained as significant although they explained only 71% of the variation in the HTO flux.

Abeele, W.V.

1982-01-01

426

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

427

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

SciTech Connect

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

428

Prenatal and postnatal anxiety in Mexican women giving birth in Los Angeles.  

PubMed

Examined psychosocial factors related to prenatal and postnatal anxiety in 291 primiparous Mexican women giving birth in Los Angeles. Characteristics of health care providers preferred by more anxious and less anxious women were also assessed. Higher prenatal anxiety was associated with less desire for an active role during labor, lower assertiveness, higher pain expectation at delivery, lack of support from family members other than the husband, and preferences for health care providers who are female and Latino. All groups of women preferred health care providers who provided good medical explanations and who were knowledgeable, friendly, and sympathetic. Postnatal anxiety was significantly lower than prenatal anxiety. Negative attitudes toward the baby and number of complications during labor and delivery, however, were related to postnatal anxiety adjusted for prenatal anxiety. PMID:2340819

Engle, P L; Scrimshaw, S C; Zambrana, R E; Dunkel-Schetter, C

1990-01-01

429

Activation of human factor IX (Christmas factor).  

PubMed

Human Factor IX (Christmas factor) is a single-chain plasma glycoprotein (mol wt 57,000) that participates in the middle phase of the intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation. It is present in plasma as a zymogen and is converted to a serine protease, Factor IXabeta, by Factor XIa (activated plasma thromboplastin antecedent) in the presence of calcium ions. In the activation reaction, two internal peptide bonds are hydrolyzed in Factor IX. These cleavages occur at a specific arginyl-alanine peptide bond and a specific arginyl-valine peptide bond. This results in the release of an activation peptide (mol wt approximately equal to 11,000) from the internal region of the precursor molecule and the generation of Factor IXabeta (mol wt approximately equal to 46,000). Factor IXabeta is composed of a light chain (mol wt approximately equal to 18,000) and a heavy chain (mol wt approximately equal to 28,000), and these chains are held together by a disulfide bond(s). The light chain originates from the amino terminal portion of the precursor molecule and has an amino terminal sequence of Tyr-Asn-Ser-Gly-Lys. The heavy chain originates from the carboxyl terminal region of the precursor molecule and contains an amino terminal sequence of Val-Val-Gly-Gly-Glu. The heavy chain of Factor IXabeta also contains the active site sequence of Phe-Cys-Ala-Gly-Phe-His-Glu-Gly-Arg-Asp-Ser-Cys-Gln-Gly-Asp-SER-Gly-Gly-Pro. The active site serine residue is shown in capital letters. Factor IX is also converted to Factor IXaalpha by a protease from Russell's viper venom. This activation reaction, however, occurs in a single step and involves only the cleavage of the internal arginyl-valine peptide bond. Human Factor IXabeta was inhibited by human antithrombin III by the formation of a one-to-one complex of enzyme and inhibitor. In this reaction, the inhibitor was tightly bound to the heavy chain of the enzyme. These data indicate that the mechanism of activation of human Factor IX and its inhibition by antithrombin III is essentially identical to that previously shown for bovine Factor IX. PMID:659613

Di Scipio, R G; Kurachi, K; Davie, E W

1978-06-01

430

Activation of human factor IX (Christmas factor).  

PubMed Central

Human Factor IX (Christmas factor) is a single-chain plasma glycoprotein (mol wt 57,000) that participates in the middle phase of the intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation. It is present in plasma as a zymogen and is converted to a serine protease, Factor IXabeta, by Factor XIa (activated plasma thromboplastin antecedent) in the presence of calcium ions. In the activation reaction, two internal peptide bonds are hydrolyzed in Factor IX. These cleavages occur at a specific arginyl-alanine peptide bond and a specific arginyl-valine peptide bond. This results in the release of an activation peptide (mol wt approximately equal to 11,000) from the internal region of the precursor molecule and the generation of Factor IXabeta (mol wt approximately equal to 46,000). Factor IXabeta is composed of a light chain (mol wt approximately equal to 18,000) and a heavy chain (mol wt approximately equal to 28,000), and these chains are held together by a disulfide bond(s). The light chain originates from the amino terminal portion of the precursor molecule and has an amino terminal sequence of Tyr-Asn-Ser-Gly-Lys. The heavy chain originates from the carboxyl terminal region of the precursor molecule and contains an amino terminal sequence of Val-Val-Gly-Gly-Glu. The heavy chain of Factor IXabeta also contains the active site sequence of Phe-Cys-Ala-Gly-Phe-His-Glu-Gly-Arg-Asp-Ser-Cys-Gln-Gly-Asp-SER-Gly-Gly-Pro. The active site serine residue is shown in capital letters. Factor IX is also converted to Factor IXaalpha by a protease from Russell's viper venom. This activation reaction, however, occurs in a single step and involves only the cleavage of the internal arginyl-valine peptide bond. Human Factor IXabeta was inhibited by human antithrombin III by the formation of a one-to-one complex of enzyme and inhibitor. In this reaction, the inhibitor was tightly bound to the heavy chain of the enzyme. These data indicate that the mechanism of activation of human Factor IX and its inhibition by antithrombin III is essentially identical to that previously shown for bovine Factor IX. Images

Di Scipio, R G; Kurachi, K; Davie, E W

1978-01-01

431

Estudio de la estructura logica utilizada en la ensenanza y el aprendizaje de los conceptos sobre el comportamiento de gases en el curso introductorio de quimica a nivel universitario  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

El estudio que se presenta es de caracter cualitativo, un estudio multicasos donde se estudia la estructura logica utilizada por cuatro (4) profesores universitarios que ensenan el curso introductorio de quimica, en la planificacion, presentacion y evaluacion del tema sobre el comportamiento de los gases. Se utilizaron varias fuentes de informacion como: cuestionarios de profesores y estudiantes, entrevistas, grabaciones videomagnetofonicas, materiales didacticos y una prueba conceptual, entre otros. La informacion recopilada fue analizada de acuerdo al orden logico del contenido presentado, el estilo de ensenanza del profesor, las tecnicas y estrategias utilizadas para el desarrollo de destrezas de pensamiento, el ambiente fisico en el salon de clase y los instrumentos de evaluacion y avaluo. El estudio demuestra que lo que los profesores piensan y planifican para hacer sus presentaciones no necesariamente es lo que ocurre en el salon de clases. El desarrollo de destrezas de pensamiento, que constituye una prioridad de los profesores, no se elaboran efectivamente. El uso de las estrategias de resolucion de problemas numericos predomino. La participacion del estudiante en el salon de clases fue limitada y no se logro demostrar el desarrollo de las destrezas de pensamiento deseadas. Aunque los profesores tienen su propio estilo de ensenanza, el orden logico del contenido presentado en clase fue el mismo o siguio muy de cerca el orden establecido por el libro de texto. Los profesores utilizaron preferentemente la tiza y la pizarra para sus presentaciones y la dinamica en el salon de clases fue esencialmente tradicional. Los profesores hicieron su presentacion y los estudiantes copiaron pasivamente la informacion. Las evaluaciones de los estudiantes fueron esencialmente, pruebas escritas de seleccion multiple de acuerdo con el estilo en que se les enseno. El avaluo fue casi inexistente. La prueba conceptual administrada revela un aprendizaje pobre en los conceptos mas basicos sobre el comportamiento de los gases. El estudio senala que la ejecutoria del profesor en todos los aspectos de la ensenanza y el aprendizaje es un factor clave que debe darsele prioridad. Se recomienda que el profesor, en general, tenga un conocimiento basico de las teorias de aprendizaje, de los factores que afectan el aprendizaje y las tecnicas y estrategias mas efectivas en el desarrollo de destrezas de pensamiento entre sus estudiantes. La estructura de la disciplina debe incluir tanto lo experimental como lo teorico.

Costa Diaz, Agnes

432

Tiger Team Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. LANL is operated for the US Department of Energy (DOE) by the University of California. The Tiger Team Assessment was conducted from September 23 to November 8, 1991, under the auspices of the DOE Office of Special Projects, Office of Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health. The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing environmental, safety, and health (ES H) disciplines; management; and contractor and DOE self-assessments. Compliance with applicable Federal, state, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal LANL site requirements was assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the DOE and the site contractors' management of ES H/quality assurance programs was conducted. This volume discusses findings concerning the environmental assessment.

Not Available

1991-11-01

433

Penetrating radiation: applications at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Los Alamos has used penetrating radiography extensively throughout its history dating back to the Manhattan Project where imaging dense, imploding objects was the subject of intense interest. This interest continues today as major facilities like DARHT1 have become the mainstay of the US Stockpile Stewardship Program2 and the cornerstone of nuclear weapons certification. Meanwhile, emerging threats to national security from cargo containers and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have invigorated inspection efforts using muon tomography, and compact x-ray radiography. Additionally, unusual environmental threats, like those from underwater oil spills and nuclear power plant accidents, have caused renewed interest in fielding radiography in severe operating conditions. We review the history of penetrating radiography at Los Alamos and survey technologies as presently applied to these important problems.

Watson, Scott; Hunter, James; Morris, Christopher

2013-09-01

434

Hazardous waste systems analysis at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory produces routine and non-routine hazardous waste as a by-product of mission operations. Hazardous waste commonly generated at the Laboratory includes many types of laboratory research chemicals, solvents, acids, bases, carcinogens, compressed gases, metals, and other solid waste contaminated with hazardous waste. The Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Stewardship Office has established a Hazardous Waste Minimization Coordinator to specifically focus on routine and non-routine RCRA, TSCA, and other administratively controlled wastes. In this process, the Waste Minimization Coordinator has developed and implemented a systems approach to define waste streams, estimate waste management costs and develop plans to implement avoidance practices, and develop projects to reduce or eliminate the waste streams at the Laboratory. The paper describes this systems approach.

Urioste, J.

1997-11-01

435

The engineering institute of Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have taken the unprecedented step of creating a collaborative, multi-disciplinary graduate education program and associated research agenda called the Engineering Institute. The mission of the Engineering Institute is to develop a comprehensive approach for conducting LANL mission-driven, multidisciplinary engineering research and to improve recruiting, revitalization, and retention of the current and future staff necessary to support the LANL' s national security responsibilities. The components of the Engineering Institute are (1) a joint LANL/UCSD degree program, (2) joint LANL/UCSD research projects, (3) the Los Alamos Dynamic Summer School, (4) an annual workshop, and (5) industry short courses. This program is a possible model for future industry/government interactions with university partners.

Farrar, Charles R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Cornwell, Phillip J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Todd, Michael D [UCSD

2008-01-01

436

Recent results in the Los Alamos compact torus program  

SciTech Connect

A Compact Toroid is a toroidal magnetic-plasma-containment geometry in which no conductors or vacuum-chamber walls pass through the hole in the torus. Two types of compact toroids are studied experimentally and theoretically at Los Alamos: spheromaks that are oblate in shape and contain both toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields, and field-reversed configurations (FRC) that are very prolate and contain poloidal field only.

Tuszewski, M.; Armstrong, W.T.; Barnes, C.W.

1983-01-01

437

Los Alamos National Laboratory's high-performance data system  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory is designing a High-Performance Data System (HPDS) that will provide storage for supercomputers requiring large files and fast transfer speeds. The HPDS will meet the performance requirements by managing data transfers from high-speed storage systems connected directly to a high-speed network. File and storage management software will be distributed in workstations. Network protocols will ensure reliable, wide-area network data delivery to support long-distance distributed processing. 3 refs., 2 figs.

Mercier, C.; Chorn, G.; Christman, R.; Collins, B.

1991-01-01

438

Evolution of some Los Alamos flux compression programs  

SciTech Connect

When we were approached to give a general discussion of some aspects of the Los Alamos flux compression program, we decided to present historical backgrounds of a few topics that have some relevance to programs that we very much In the forefront of activities going on today. Of some thirty abstracts collected at Los Alamos for this conference, ten of them dealt with electromagnetic acceleration of materials, notably the compression of heavy liners, and five dealt with plasma compression. Both of these topics have been under investigation, off and on, from the time a formal flux compression program was organized at Los Alamos. We decided that a short overview of work done In these areas would be of some interest. Some of the work described below has been discussed in Laboratory reports that, while referenced and available, are not readily accessible. For completeness, some previously published, accessible work Is also discussed but much more briefly. Perhaps the most striking thing about the early work In these two areas is how primitive much of it was when compared to the far more sophisticated, related activities of today. Another feature of these programs, actually for most programs, Is their cyclic nature. Their relevance and/or funding seems to come land go. Eventually, many of the older programs come back into favor. Activities Involving the dense plasma focus (DPF), about which some discussions will be given later, furnish a classic example of this kind, coming Into and then out of periods of heightened interest. We devote the next two sections of this paper to a review of our work In magnetic acceleration of solids and of plasma compression. A final section gives a survey of our work In which thin foils are imploded to produce intense quantities of son x-rays. The authors are well aware of much excellent work done elsewhere In all of these topics, but partly because of space limitations, have confined this discussion to work done at Los Alamos.

Fowler, C.M.; Goforth, J.H.

1996-12-31

439

Automated medical information system of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Medical Information System (MIS) at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory automates the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of medical information concerning the nine thousand project-connected personnel. The MIS incorporates an on-line, interactive medical history questionnaire, mark sense form processing, and automated coronary risk assesment in the medical evaluation process. Also, MIS has created the ability for long-term study and comparison of employee health as well as made the physician's time more effective.

Eagan, G.D.; Grier, R.S.

1980-01-01

440

HTGR safety research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes activities undertaken at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of the High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) Safety Research Program sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Technical accomplishments and analysis capabilities in six broad-based task areas are described. These tasks are: fission-product technology, primary-coolant impurities, structural investigations, safety instrumentation and control systems, accident delineation, and phenomena modeling and systems analysis.

Stroh, K.R.; Anderson, C.A.; Kirk, W.L.

1982-01-01

441

ACCELERATION OF LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY TRANSURANIC WASTE DISPOSITION  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL's) most significant risks is the site's inventory of transuranic waste retrievably stored above and below-ground in Technical Area (TA) 54 Area G, particularly the dispersible high-activity waste stored above-ground in deteriorating facilities. The high activity waste represents approximately 50% (by activity) of the total 292,000 PE-Ci inventory remaining to be disposed. The transuramic

GERALD A

2007-01-01

442

Acceleration of Los Alamos National Laboratory transuranic waste disposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL's) most significant risks is the site's inventory of transuranic waste retrievably stored above and below-ground in Technical Area (TA) 54 Area G, particularly the dispersible high-activity waste stored above-ground in deteriorating facilities. The high activity waste represents approximately 50% (by activity) of the total 292,000 PE-Ci inventory remaining to be disposed. The transuranic

G. A. OLeary; B. A. Palmer; T. P. Starke; A. K. Phelps

2007-01-01

443

Evaluation of the largest flotation cells at Minera Los Pelambres  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concentrator at Minera Los Pelambres currently processes 130,000tpd of Cu\\/Mo ore. The rougher circuit originally consisted of four flotation banks. In August 2006 the rougher circuit was enlarged adding two flotation banks, each one consisting of 5 cells of 250m3.This paper describes the metallurgical comparison between the new flotation banks and the old ones (130m3 cells) operating in parallel.

J. B. Yianatos; F. Henríquez; L. Tapia

2008-01-01

444

DAW structure for the NBS\\/Los Alamos racetrack microtron  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of a testing program on the disk-and-washer (DAW) structure with tee supports are presented. These results have led to the design of a 2.4-m DAW linac for use as the preaccelerator section of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS)\\/Los Alamos racetrack microtron (RTM). This structure uses two tee supports for each pair of washers, instead of four, and

L. M. Young; J. M. Potter

1981-01-01

445

Los Alamos high-power proton linac designs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proton accelerators for driving transmutation applications have beam power requirements in the range 40 MW to 400 MW, which corresponds to energy and current performance requirements in the range 800 MeV to 1600 MeV, and 50 mA to 250 mA. Linear accelerator designs aimed at providing these performance levels have been studied at Los Alamos for the past few years.

George P. Lawrence

1995-01-01

446

Los Alamos proton storage ring fast-extraction kicker system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe the kicker system used by the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring (PSR) for fast extraction of accumulated 800-MeV proton beam. The system has several severe constraints in terms of rise time, field quality, and magnet dimensions. These are, in turn, defined by characteristics of the stored beam, ring lattice, and the allowable activation of ring components. Design methods to meet the constraints are outlined here and we describe the novel modulators that produce the fast pulses required.

Power, J. F.; Blind, B.; Jason, A. J.

1985-05-01

447

Los Alamos x-ray characterization facilities for plasma diagnostics  

SciTech Connect

A summary is given of characteristics of x-ray sources used by Los Alamos National Laboratory to calibrate various x-ray diagnostic packages and components. Included are D.C. sourcs in electron impact and fluorescence modes, a pulsed laser source for soft x rays with 100 ps time resolution, Febetron pulsed electron impact sources, and both EUV and x-ray synchrotron beamlines.

Day, R.H.; Blake, R.L.; Stradling, G.L.; Trela, W.J.; Bartlett, R.J.

1986-01-01

448

Performance evaluation of LOS microwave radios using a channel simulator  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a line-of-sight (LOS) channel simulator that can be used for the laboratory evaluation of microwave radios. The simulator has a unique design, utilizes state-of-the-art microwave circuitry, and is completely under computer control. The hardware and software design concepts incorporated in the simulator are described. Results from tests conducted on a military microwave radio are presented. The results

J. A. Hoffmeyer; L. E. Pratt; T. J. Riley

1986-01-01

449

[Los Alamos National Laboratory industrial applications and technology transfer  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the accomplishments of the Los Alamos Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) under its contract with the Industrial Applications Office (IAO). The LAEDC has: provided business planning assistance to potential entrepreneurs, assisted IAO in preparing and distributing informational materials on technology, organized and managed meetings and seminars on technology transfer and entrepreneurship, identified new opportunities for technology transfer, and identified and implemented programs for the recognition of Laboratory entrepreneurs.

Not Available

1991-10-31

450

Biomedical applications on laser technology at Los Alamos  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos has a long history of research in laser technology, and over the past few years we have begun to build a program directing some of that technology to a variety of applications in biology and medicine. As examples, two of these activities will be described in this manuscript: the use of a laser interferometer to measure the microwave absorption spectrum of DNA, and spectral measurements of the secondary light produced during laser corneal ablation.

Bigio, I.J.; Loree, T.R.

1990-01-01

451

Development of the Los Alamos solid-state optical refrigerator  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laser-induced cooling of a solid by net anti-Stokes fluorescence, first experimentally demonstrated in 1995, can be the basis of a new type of cryocooler, an optical refrigerator. This article describes the physics and design issues of a practical optical refrigerator for operation at 77 K. In particular, the Los Alamos Solid-State Optical Refrigerator (LASSOR) which we are developing would have

Bradley C. Edwards; Melvin I. Buchwald; Richard I. Epstein

1998-01-01

452

The Los Alamos Solid-State Optical Refrigerator (LASSOR )Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent work at Los Alamos National Laboratory has demonstrated the physical principles for a new type of solid- state cryocooler based on anti-Stokes fluorescence 1. From our laboratory work and computer simulations we estimate that a practical, first-generation, all-solid-state fluorescent cryocooler will have the following properties 2: • no vibrations • will not produce and is not susceptible to electromagnetic

B. C. Edwards; R. I. Epstein; T. R. Gosnell; C. E. Mungan

453

Unified GUI for the Los Alamos Radiation Transport Code System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Justine is a Unified Graphical User Interface (UGUI) which is used to define geometries using constructive solid geometric (CSG) operations on three-dimensional objects. These user defined geometries, along with other code specific parameters also controlled by Justine, are used by the Los Alamos Radiation Transport Code System (LARTCS), which includes the Radiation Transport Group`s (X-6) Monte Carlo and deterministic transport

S. R. Lee; D. G. Collins; J. Anderson

1994-01-01

454

Unified GUI for the Los Alamos Radiation Transport Code System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Justine is a unified graphical user interface (UGUI) used to define geometries using constructive solid geometric (CSG) operations on three-dimensional objects. These user-defined geometries, along with other code-specific parameters also controlled by Justine, are used by the Los Alamos Radiation Transport Code System (LARTCS). Justine enhances user productivity by aiding in problem setup and enhances the reliability of the LARTCS.

S. R. Lee; D. G. Collins; J. D. Fowler; H. G. Hughes; K. R. Koch; P. D. Soran; J. A. Takamine; K. A. Van Riper; J. W. Anderson; N. A. Hammar

1994-01-01

455

Los Alamos radiation transport code system on desktop computing platforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Los Alamos Radiation Transport Code System (LARTCS) consists of state-of-the-art Monte Carlo and discrete ordinates transport codes and data libraries. These codes were originally developed many years ago and have undergone continual improvement. With a large initial effort and continued vigilance, the codes are easily portable from one type of hardware to another. The performance of scientific work-stations (SWS)

J. F. Briesmeister; F. W. Brinkley; B. A. Clark; J. T. West

1990-01-01

456

Formaldehyde and other carbonyls in Los Angeles ambient air  

Microsoft Academic Search

From selective sampling and liquid chromatography analysis, ambient levels of carbonyl compounds as 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazones have been measured in the Los Angeles area during severe photochemical pollution episodes. Gas-phase concentrations and diurnal profiles are presented for six carbonyls: formaldehyde (up to 48 ppb), acetaldehyde (less than or equal to 35 ppb), propanal (less than or equal to 14 ppb), butanal (less

Daniel Grosjean

1982-01-01

457

HIV Services Utilization in Los Angeles County, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recipients of HIV\\/AIDS prevention services in Los Angeles County California were surveyed in 2004 by 220 HIV prevention service\\u000a provider staff from 51 agencies funded by the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. This resulted in 2,102 usable surveys for\\u000a cluster analysis purposes. This Countywide Risk Assessment Survey assessed demographics, sexual history, substance use, perceptions\\u000a regarding HIV\\/AIDS, and use of

Dennis G. Fisher; David Wishart; Grace L. Reynolds; Jordan W. Edwards; Lee M. Kochems; Michael A. Janson

2010-01-01

458

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning on the Los Angeles Aqueduct  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides an assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on the Eastern Sierra Nevada snowpack and snowmelt timing, using a combination of empirical (i.e., data-based) models, and computer simulation models forced by GCM-projected 21st century climatology (IPCC 2007 AR4 projections). Precipitation from the Eastern Sierra Nevada is one of the main water sources for Los Angeles' more

S. B. Roy; R. C. Bales; M. C. Costa-Cabral; L. Chen; E. P. Maurer; N. L. Miller; W. B. Mills

2009-01-01

459

Progress report on the NBS\\/Los Alamos RTM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NBS-Los Alamos 200 MeV Racetrack Microtron (RTM) is being built under a program aimed at developing the technology needed for high-current intermediateenergy CW electron accelerators. In this report we give an overview of the present status of the project. Recent progress includes: complettion of testing of the 100 keV chopper-buncher system demonstrating a normalized emittance well under the design

S. Penner; R. L. Ayres; R. Biddle; R. I. Cutler; P. H. Debenham; E. R. Lindstrom; D. L. Mohr; J. E. Rose; M. P. Uterweger; M. A. D. Wilson; E. R. Martin; J. E. Stovall; P. J. Tallerico; L. Wilkerson; L. M. Young

1985-01-01

460

Water supply at Los Alamos during 1996. Progress report  

SciTech Connect

Production of potable municipal water supplies during 1996 totaled about 1,368.1 million gallons from wells in the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi well fields. There was no water used from either the spring gallery in Water Canyon or from Guaje Reservoir during 1996. About 2.6 million gallons of water from Los Alamos Reservoir was used for lawn irrigation. The total water usage in 1996 was about 1,370.7 million gallons, or about 131 gallons per day per person living in Los Alamos County. Groundwater pumpage was up about 12.0 million gallons in 1996 compared with the pumpage in 1995. This report fulfills requirements specified in US Department of Energy (DOE) Order 5400.1 (Groundwater Protection Management Program), which requires the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to monitor and document groundwater conditions below Pajarito Plateau and to protect the regional aquifer from contamination associated with Laboratory operations. Furthermore, this report also fulfills special conditions by providing information on hydrologic characteristics of the regional aquifer, including operating conditions of the municipal water supply system.

McLin, S.G.; Purtymun, W.D.; Maes, M.N.; Longmire, P.A.

1997-12-01

461

Overview of laser technology at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory has had a long history of involvement in laser sciences and has been recognized both for its large laser programs and smaller scale developments in laser technology and applications. The first significant program was with the Rover nuclear-based rocket propulsion system in 1968 to study laser initiated fusion. From here applications spread to programs in laser isotope separation and development of large lasers for fusion. These programs established the technological human resource base of highly trained laser physicists, engineers, and chemists that remain at the Laboratory today. Almost every technical division at Los Alamos now has some laser capability ranging from laser development, applications, studies on nonlinear processes, modeling and materials processing. During the past six years over eight R&D-100 Awards have been received by Los Alamos for development of laser-based techniques and instrumentation. Outstanding examples of technology developed include LIDAR applications to environmental monitoring, single molecule detection using fluorescence spectroscopy, a laser-based high kinetic energy source of oxygen atoms produced by a laser-sustained plasma, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for compositional, analysis, thin film high temperature superconductor deposition, multi-station laser welding, and direct metal deposition and build-up of components by fusing powder particles with a laser beam.

Lewis, G.K.; Cremers, D.A.

1994-09-01

462

Los Alamos Science: The Human Genome Project. Number 20, 1992  

SciTech Connect

This article provides a broad overview of the Human Genome Project, with particular emphasis on work being done at Los Alamos. It tries to emphasize the scientific aspects of the project, compared to the more speculative information presented in the popular press. There is a brief introduction to modern genetics, including a review of classic work. There is a broad overview of the Genome Project, describing what the project is, what are some of its major five-year goals, what are major technological challenges ahead of the project, and what can the field of biology, as well as society expect to see as benefits from this project. Specific results on the efforts directed at mapping chromosomes 16 and 5 are discussed. A brief introduction to DNA libraries is presented, bearing in mind that Los Alamos has housed such libraries for many years prior to the Genome Project. Information on efforts to do applied computational work related to the project are discussed, as well as experimental efforts to do rapid DNA sequencing by means of single-molecule detection using applied spectroscopic methods. The article introduces the Los Alamos staff which are working on the Genome Project, and concludes with brief discussions on ethical, legal, and social implications of this work; a brief glimpse of genetics as it may be practiced in the next century; and a glossary of relevant terms.

Cooper, N G; Shea, N [eds.

1992-01-01

463

Paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic investigations on Isla de los Estados, Argentina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The expedition in November-December 2005 to Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) off the southeastern tip of South America was a cooperative venture between Lund University (LU) and Stockholm University (SU) in Sweden and the CADIC-CONICET Institute in Ushuaia, Argentina. The aim of the expedition was threefold: (1) to extend the Swedish paleoclimatic "ATLANTIS"-project (Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Azores, Grenada, Tristan da Cunha; PI S Björck) to the southern part of the South American continent, (2) to connect earlier glacial and climate history reconstructions from the Antarctic Peninsula to equivalents north of the Drake Passage in southernmost South America, and (3) to complement paleo-information available from the Tierra del Fuego mainland with information from Isla de los Estados. Focus was on two areas in the northern and north-western part of the island, Bahía Colnett and Bahia Crossley. Detailed geomorphologic and stratigraphic mapping of glacial deposits were combined with sampling sediments for OSL dating. To reconstruct the paleoclimatic development of Isla de los Estados since the last ice retreat, four main peat bog/lake sites were cored and sampled. In addition, living trees of Nothofagus and old logs preserved in the peat were sampled for dendrochronological and dendroclimatological studies. Preliminary results show that the deglaciation of the study area occurred before 16500 cal yr BP. Detailed multi- proxy analyses of the four sequences are under way and first results will be presented.

Björck, S.; Fernandez, M.; Hjort, C.; Ljung, K.; Martinez, O.; Möller, P.; Ponce, F.; Rabassa, J.; Roig, F.; Unkel, I.; Wohlfarth, B.

2007-05-01

464

Antihemophilic Factor (Human)  

MedlinePLUS

Your doctor has ordered antihemophilic factor (human), an antihemophilic factor, to help your blood to clot. The drug will be either injected directly into your vein or added to an intravenous fluid ...

465

Factors Influencing Army Accessions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The subject of this thesis is accessions and the factors influencing a potential recruit's decision to join the Army. Six types of analysis were performed: regression analysis, data base profile analysis through SPSS Frequencies and Crosstabs, factor anal...

K. M. Kalinich D. C. Wenzel

1982-01-01

466

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

467

Factors, Arrays and Commutativity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students look at different arrangements of desks, discuss the number of factor pairs and relate this to the commutative property of multiplication. They learn why they must try factors up to the square root of a number.

Wnet

2008-08-22

468

Factor VII assay  

MedlinePLUS

When you bleed, the body launches a series of activities that help the blood clot. This is called the coagulation cascade. The process involves special proteins called coagulation factors (factor VII is a ...

469

Factor X assay  

MedlinePLUS

When you bleed, the body launches a series of activities that help the blood clot. This is called the coagulation cascade. The process involves special proteins called coagulation factors (factor X is a ...

470

Factor II assay  

MedlinePLUS

When you bleed, the body launches a series of activities that help the blood clot. This is called the coagulation cascade. The process involves special proteins called coagulation factors (factor II is a ...

471

Factoring Polynomials Modulo Composites.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper characterizes all the factorizations of a polynomial with coefficients in the ring Zn where n is a composite number. We give algorithms to compute much factorizations along with algebraic classifications.

A. Klivans

1997-01-01

472

Factor V deficiency  

MedlinePLUS

... 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.

473

Complications and prognostic factors in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease  

Microsoft Academic Search

PURPOSE: To identify associations between complications of disease and final visual acuity in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and to identify prognostic factors for disease outcome.METHODS: All patients diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease at the Doheny Eye Institute or the Los Angeles County\\/University of Southern California Medical Center between 1983 and 1997 were reviewed. Data extracted included initial and final visual acuities,

Russell W Read; Aida Rechodouni; Neil Butani; Richard Johnston; Laurie D LaBree; Ronald E Smith; Narsing A Rao

2001-01-01

474

The Venn Factor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan provides the teacher with an activity to help students calculate the Greatest Common Factor of two or more positive integers and develop a definition based on their exploration. Students find the prime factorization of two positive numbers using factor trees and Venn diagrams to sort the prime factors. The plan includes learning objectives, materials needed, questions to ask students, assessment options, extensions, teacher self-reflection questions, and further references.

Barron, Hilary R.

2010-01-01

475

Multiple factor analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the paper is to describe a more generally applicable method of factor analysis which has no restrictions as regards group factors and which does not restrict the number of general factors that are operative in producing the intercorrelation. Applications of the method to different types of correlation problems are suggested.

L. L. Thurstone

1931-01-01

476

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

477

Multilevel Mixture Factor Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Factor analysis is a statistical method for describing the associations among sets of observed variables in terms of a small number of underlying continuous latent variables. Various authors have proposed multilevel extensions of the factor model for the analysis of data sets with a hierarchical structure. These Multilevel Factor Models (MFMs)…

Varriale, Roberta; Vermunt, Jeroen K.

2012-01-01

478

Recent developments in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Plutonium Facility Waste Tracking System-automated data collection pilot project  

SciTech Connect

The waste management and environmental compliance group (NMT-7) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory has initiated a pilot project for demonstrating the feasibility and utility of automated data collection as a solution for tracking waste containers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Plutonium Facility. This project, the Los Alamos Waste Tracking System (LAWTS), tracks waste containers during their lifecycle at the facility. LAWTS is a two-tiered system consisting of a server/workstation database and reporting engine and a hand-held data terminal-based client program for collecting data directly from tracked containers. New containers may be added to the system from either the client unit or from the server database. Once containers are in the system, they can be tracked through one of three primary transactions: Move, Inventory, and Shipment. Because LAWTS is a pilot project, it also serves as a learning experience for all parties involved. This paper will discuss many of the lessons learned in implementing a data collection system in the restricted environment. Specifically, the authors will discuss issues related to working with the PPT 4640 terminal system as the data collection unit. They will discuss problems with form factor (size, usability, etc.) as well as technical problems with wireless radio frequency functions. They will also discuss complications that arose from outdoor use of the terminal (barcode scanning failures, screen readability problems). The paper will conclude with a series of recommendations for proceeding with LAWTS based on experience to date.

Martinez, B.; Montoya, A.; Klein, W.

1999-02-01

479

76 FR 28453 - Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study-Alameda, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara...Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa...

2011-05-17

480

75 FR 65512 - Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Affirmative Determination...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-72,587] Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application...workers of Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, California (the subject firm). The Notice of...

2010-10-25

481

76 FR 70051 - Establishment of Class D and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Los Angeles, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Airspace Docket No. 11-AWP-6] Establishment of Class D and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Los Angeles, CA AGENCY: Federal Aviation...SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace at Los Angeles International...

2011-11-10

482

Ecosystem Studies at the Los Medanos Site, Eddy County, New Mexico. Volume I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 o...

J. S. Hart

1981-01-01

483

4 Gestión de las prácticas de seguridad de los alimentos: El ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text Version... como control para los virus no sea efectiva debido a que muchos virus transmitidos por los alimentos parecen tener resistencia al calor que excede ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/guidanceregulation

484

Desarrollo y utilización de habilidades: el caso de los migrantes en León, Guanajuato, procedentes de la Ciudad de México  

Microsoft Academic Search

En este artículo se presenta una investigación sobre el desarrollo y el uso de habilidades de los migrantes provenientes de la Ciudad de México que radican en León, Guanajua- to. Los datos del Censo General de Población y Vivienda 2000 relativos a los habitantes de León revelan que los migrantes provenientes de los grandes centros urbanos tienen, en promedio, mayores

Ricardo Sabatés Aysa

485

Taxonomía de asteroides y cometas basada en los espectros de Lyapunov  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estudiaremos dos familias de objetos que sufren encuentros cercanos con planetas, a saber: la familia de cometas de Júpiter (JF) y los asteroides cercanos a la Tierra (NEAs). El movimiento de estos objetos es caótico en una escala de tiempo corta. Más aún, debido a los cambios erráticos en los elementos orbitales, la comparación de los valores actuales da poca información acerca de la posible vinculación dinámica entre los objetos de una misma familia. Calculamos una estimación finita de los Exponentes Característicos de Lyapunov (LCE), los llamamos Indicadores Característicos de Lyapunov (LCI) para ambas familias y analizamos las características del espacio de fase donde tiene lugar el movimiento de estos objetos. Integrando en un período suficientemente largo (e.g. 20000 años), encontramos que el LCI alcanza un valor cuasi-constante. La mayoría de los miembros de ambas familias muestran una concentración de los tiempos de Lyapunov (inverso del LCI) de alrededor de 50-100 años (Tancredi, 1995, Astron & Astrop., 299, 288). La concentración de los tiempos de Lyapunov es mayor para la familia de Júpiter que para los NEAs. Entre estos últimos, la menor dispersión se da para aquellos que cruzan la órbita de la Tierra. Se demostró que el espectro de los `indicadores locales' (Froeschlé et. al., 1990, Cel. Mec. 56, 307) o ``números de estiramiento'' (Voglis and Contopoulos, 1994, J. Phys. A 26, 4899) (relacionados con el LCI) son invariantes y nos dan una información más completa sobre el comportamiento caótico. Mediante la comparación de espectros discutimos la similitud entre los objetos de una misma familia y analizamos las diferentes posibles rutas al caos. Los espectros se clasifican mediante la comparación de los momentos de las distribuciones de los `números de estiramiento'. Aplicamos un método de agrupamiento jerárquico (Zappala et. al., 1990, Astron. J. 100, 2030) para identificar ``familias'' de espectros (grupos de espectros similares). Mediante esta clasificación se discutirá la hipótesis del origen de la familia de Júpiter a través del splitting de un cometa gigante.

Tancredi, G.; Motta, V.; Froeschlé, C.

486

Manejo de los recursos costeros y marinos en América Latina y el Caribe  

Microsoft Academic Search

El presente documento (ENV-128) expone una estrategia de manejo de los recursos costeros y marinos para el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. El manejo costero integrado se presenta como una actividad amplia y polivalente encaminada por un lado a mejorar la calidad de vida de las comunidades que dependen de los recursos costeros y, por otro, a ayudar a los estados

Michele H. Lemay

1998-01-01

487

¿Los consumidores colombianos de combustibles reciben subsidios o, en neto, pagan impuestos?  

Microsoft Academic Search

El objetivo del documento es analizar los subsidios e impuestos al consumo de combustibles en Colombia y verificar si los primeros han sido mayores que los segundos. El marco conceptual es un modelo simple de equilibrio parcial donde existen sólo dos agentes: el sector público (paga subsidios y cobra impuestos) y el consumidor de combustibles (recibe subsidios y paga impuestos).

Hernán Rincón

2008-01-01

488

UN ANÁLISIS COMPARADO DE LOS MODELOS APLICADOS PARA LA FINANCIACIÓN DE LAS UNIVERSIDADES ANDALUZAS Y VALENCIANAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hasta fechas relativamente recientes los mecanismos de financiación de tipo incrementalista no suponían graves tensiones a la hora de distribuir fondos entre los diferentes servicios públicos. Pero en el actual contexto de persistente déficit de las Administraciones Públicas el diseño y utilización de sistemas de financiación que intenten racionalizar la asignacion de los recursos cobra un especial protagonismo, sobre todo

José Sánchez; Campillo Dolores; Moreno Herrero

489

Músico, Exilio y Memoria — La Lucha Por Los Restos De Manuel De Falla  

Microsoft Academic Search

En vísperas de la guerra civil, España era uno de los centros intelectuales más efervescentes de Europa. A partir de 1898, tras perder los últimos restos del Imperio en el Nuevo Mundo (Cuba y Puerto Rico), y particularmente en los años de la Segunda República (1931–1936), se llevaron a cabo apasionantes debates sobre cuestiones de identidad nacional y el sendero

Raanan Rein

1996-01-01

490

Movilizaciones étnicas y crítica civilizatoria. Un cuestionamiento a los proyectos estatales en América Latina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumen La exposición de la historia y las motivaciones occidentales en las coyunturas de expansión colonial, así como las lógicas políticas de los estados uninacionales que continuaron su dominio sobre los pueblos nativos, han sido abordadas desde muy distintos puntos de vista. Sin embargo, creo que no se ha insisti- do los suficiente sobre las transformaciones sufridas por las colectividades

MIGUEL ALBERTO BARTOLOMÉ

491

33 CFR 110.214 - Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California... Anchorage Grounds § 110.214 Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California...directed by the Captain of the Port Los Angeles-Long Beach, the pilot stations...

2009-07-01

492

40 CFR 52.263 - Priority treatment for buses and carpools-Los Angeles Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...treatment for buses and carpools-Los Angeles Region. 52.263 Section 52.263...treatment for buses and carpoolsâLos Angeles Region. (a) Definitions: (1...regulation is applicable in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Air Quality Control Region...

2010-07-01

493

75 FR 71455 - The Jewelry Stream, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Affirmation Determination Regarding Application...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-73,145] The Jewelry Stream, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Affirmation Determination...Manufacturing, Inc. and The Jewelry Stream, Los Angeles, California. The termination notice...Manufacturing, Inc. and The Jewelry Stream, Los Angeles, California--is not one firm but...

2010-11-23

494

76 FR 35946 - BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Los Angeles County, CA.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Los Angeles County, CA. On May 31, 2011, BNSF...4.85 miles of rail line owned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority...grade crossing, in Arcadia, in Los Angeles County, CA (the Line). The Line...

2011-06-20

495

76 FR 14103 - The Jewelry Stream; Los Angeles, CA, Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TA-W-73,145] The Jewelry Stream; Los Angeles, CA, Notice of Negative Determination...former workers of The Jewelry Stream, Los Angeles, California. On November 23, 2010...Jewelry Stream, 2520 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, California'') is not one firm...

2011-03-15

496

33 CFR 110.214 - Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California... Anchorage Grounds § 110.214 Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California...directed by the Captain of the Port Los Angeles-Long Beach, the pilot stations...

2010-07-01

497

77 FR 66499 - Environmental Impact Statement: San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Impact Statement: San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, CA AGENCY: Federal Highway...highway project in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, California. DATES: The public...approximately 2 miles west of the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County line in the...

2012-11-05

498

40 CFR 52.263 - Priority treatment for buses and carpools-Los Angeles Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...treatment for buses and carpools-Los Angeles Region. 52.263 Section 52.263...treatment for buses and carpoolsâLos Angeles Region. (a) Definitions: (1...regulation is applicable in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Air Quality Control Region...

2009-07-01

499

The Los Angeles Community Development Bank: The Possible Pitfalls of Public-Private Partnerships  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the federal government, city and county officials, commercial banks and community leaders established the nonprofit Los Angeles Community Development Bank (L ACDB). This public-private partnership was a new development model, designed to spur economic growth in some of Los Angeles' most disadvantaged areas. The L ACDB was capitalized with $435 million from

Julia Sass Rubin; Gregory M. Stankiewicz

2001-01-01

500

Direct conversion of LOS acceleration data to vertical gravity anomalies -A new approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lunar and planetary data in the form of line-of-sight (LOS) components cannot be used for conventional geophysical modelling, and current methods for the inversion of LOS data yield nonunique or poorly constrained results as well as results with low spatial resolution. An alternative method for the use of LOS data is presented which is predicated on the fact that three

A. W. G. Kunze

1983-01-01