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  1. Network Planning for Disaster Recovery Andrea Bianco, Jorge Finochietto, Luca Giraudo, Marco Modesti, Fabio Neri

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    Network Planning for Disaster Recovery Andrea Bianco, Jorge Finochietto, Luca Giraudo, Marco.lastname}@polito.it Universidad Nacional de Cordoba - CONICET, Argentina, Email: jfinochietto@uncor.edu Abstract--Disaster of backing up data for resilience against major failures; in many situations the process of storing backup

  2. Lighting with Paint FABIO PELLACINI

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    Pellacini, Fabio

    Lighting with Paint FABIO PELLACINI Dartmouth College and FRANK BATTAGLIA, R. KEITH MORLEY, and ADAM FINKELSTEIN Princeton University Lighting is a fundamental aspect of computer cinematography that involves the placement and configuration of lights to establish mood and enhance storytelling. This process

  3. Marco Polo.

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    Rinetti, Carolyn

    This two day lesson plan for middle school students examines Marco Polo's travels and trade during the Middle Ages. The unit consists of four activities: (1) journal entry/brainstorming; (2) lecture on trade items of the Middle Ages and Marco Polo; (3) simulation of Marco Polo's Journey; and (4) a writing assignment. It provides step-by-step…

  4. Kostya Khanin Marco Martens

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    Sutherland, Scott

    Kostya Khanin Jan Kiwi Marco Martens Welington de Melo Volodymyr Nekrashevych Enrique Pujals Lasse Lyubich, Marco Martens, Jack Milnor, Scott Sutherland Transcendental Julia set image courtesy Lasse Rempe

  5. Wavelet based inversion of gravity data Fabio Boschetti

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    and present a wavelet-based inversion of gravity data. The aim of this inversion, like that of any geophysical1 Wavelet based inversion of gravity data Fabio Boschetti CSIRO Exploration & Mining and Australian Running Heading: Wavelet based inversion of gravity data #12;2 ABSTRACT The Green's function

  6. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    altri programmi quali 3D Studio Max. Le basi di Maya La complessita' dell'interfaccia utente delloInformatica Grafica ][ Marco Gribaudo marcog@di.unito.it Introduzione a Maya Le basi di Maya Maya possibilita' offerte dallo strumento, ne rende piuttosto difficoltoso il suo apprendimento. Le basi di Maya

  7. Cinzia Cappiello, Fabio A. Schreiber Experiments and analysis of quality and

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    Schreiber, Fabio A.

    Informazione Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 20133 Milano cappiell@elet.polimi.it Fabio A. Schreiber Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 20133 Milano schreibe

  8. Marco Gribaudo 1 Color Correction

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    ' costituita da 3 finestre: la barra degli strumenti, la finestra dei livelli e la finestra di lavoro. #12;Marco Gribaudo 13 GIMP La barra degli strumenti, contiene gli strumenti per selezionare e modificare le

  9. The lithosphere in Italy: structure and seismicity Enrico Brandmayr, Reneta Blagoeva Raykova, Marco Zuri, Fabio Romanelli, Carlo

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    . The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, 34014 Trieste, Italy. 2. Department of Earth Sciences, Via Weiss 4, 34127, University of Trieste, Italy. 2. The Abdus Salam Romanelli 1. Department of Earth Sciences, Via Weiss 4, 34127, University of Trieste, Italy. 2. The Abdus

  10. MeshGit: Diffing and Merging Polygonal Meshes Jonathan D. Denning, Fabio Pellacini

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    MeshGit: Diffing and Merging Polygonal Meshes Jonathan D. Denning, Fabio Pellacini Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2012-722 original derivative derivative a merged original derivative b Figure 1: Example of diffing and merging polygonal meshes done automatically by MeshGit. We determine

  11. IMMUNOLOGICAL MODELS OF EPIDEMICS Oscar Angulo Torga , Fabio Augusto Milner and Laurentiu Mircea Sega

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    Milner, Fabio Augusto

    IMMUNOLOGICAL MODELS OF EPIDEMICS Oscar Angulo Torga , Fabio Augusto Milner and Laurentiu Mircea of a disease are usually epidemiological or immunological. The former are mostly ODE-based models that use propose a new type of model that combines the two by using variables of immunological nature as structure

  12. Low-temperature dynamics of 2D Ising Fabio Toninelli (CNRS, ENS Lyon)

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    Mörters, Peter

    Low-temperature dynamics of 2D Ising interfaces Fabio Toninelli (CNRS, ENS Lyon) Coworkers: P settembre 2011 #12;Physical Motivation General problem: study motion of interface separating two coexisting a phase (e.g. ) one expects the Gibbs sampler to mix more rapidly (poly(L)) since the multimodal structure

  13. Automatic learning of textual entailments with cross-pair similarities Fabio Massimo Zanzotto

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    Moschitti, Alessandro

    on a intra-pair similarity between T and H but also on a cross-pair similarity between two pairs (T , H to such approaches, the hypotheses H1 and H2 are very similar and seem to be similarly related to T1. This suggestsAutomatic learning of textual entailments with cross-pair similarities Fabio Massimo Zanzotto DISCo

  14. Diet and Diversification in the Evolution of Coral Reef Fabio L. Lobato1

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Diet and Diversification in the Evolution of Coral Reef Fishes Fabio L. Lobato1 , Diego R. Barneche, Siqueira AC, Liedke AMR, Lindner A, et al. (2014) Diet and Diversification in the Evolution of Coral Reef, Brazil, 4 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and School of Marine

  15. Hydroplaning and submarine debris flows Fabio V. De Blasio,1,2

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    Hydroplaning and submarine debris flows Fabio V. De Blasio,1,2 Lars Engvik,3 Carl B. Harbitz,4; published 3 January 2004. [1] Examination of submarine clastic deposits along the continental margins; KEYWORDS: debris flows, hydroplaning, submarine slides Citation: De Blasio, F. V., L. Engvik, C. B. Harbitz

  16. Online Matrix Factorization for Multimodal Image Juan C. Caicedo and Fabio A. Gonzlez

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    Gonzalez, Fabio

    high quality retrieval performance. 1 Introduction Consider the problem of finding useful images with an example query is the semantic gap [2]: images with similar visual features computed by a machine can haveOnline Matrix Factorization for Multimodal Image Retrieval Juan C. Caicedo and Fabio A. González

  17. Kinetic Models for Chemotaxis with Threshold Fabio A. C. C. Chalub

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    Lisbon, University of

    Kinetic Models for Chemotaxis with Threshold Fabio A. C. C. Chalub , Jos´e Francisco Rodrigues May 6, 2004 Abstract We introduce three new examples of kinetic models for chemotaxis, where a kinetic substances is called chemotaxis, and, in this particular case, cells move toward higher concentrations of c

  18. Bushfire BLOCKS: A Modular Agent-based Simulation David Scerri Sarah Hickmott Fabio Zambetta

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    Hickmott, Sarah L.

    modules. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.6.3 [Simulation and Modeling]: Applications General Terms, bushfire response 1. SYSTEM OVERVIEW Faced with a changing climate, and threatened by an increased riskBushfire BLOCKS: A Modular Agent-based Simulation David Scerri Sarah Hickmott Fabio Zambetta

  19. Universal decoherence due to gravitational time dilation Igor Pikovski, Magdalena Zych, Fabio Costa, Caslav Brukner

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    Loss, Daniel

    Universal decoherence due to gravitational time dilation Igor Pikovski, Magdalena Zych, Fabio Costa, Caslav Brukner Supplementary information Effect of time dilation on clocks and thermal states The time-dilation individually, however, are not clock-states, thus no time dilation can be read out directly. The interpretation

  20. Realization of the optimal phase-covariant quantum cloning machine Fabio Sciarrino and Francesco De Martini

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    Realization of the optimal phase-covariant quantum cloning machine Fabio Sciarrino and Francesco De of the quantum superposition states, or qubits. The phase-covariant cloning machine PQCM addresses precisely scheme which realizes the 13 phase covariant cloning process by a combination of three different QI

  1. Experimental reversion of the optimal quantum cloning and flipping processes Fabio Sciarrino,1,2

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    Experimental reversion of the optimal quantum cloning and flipping processes Fabio Sciarrino,1 machine maps an unknown arbitrary input qubit into two optimal clones and one optimal flipped qubit. By combining linear and nonlinear optical methods we experimentally implement a scheme that, after the cloning

  2. Stabilization of a 3D Rigid Pendulum Nalin A. Chaturvedi, Fabio Bacconi,

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    Bernstein, Dennis S.

    Stabilization of a 3D Rigid Pendulum Nalin A. Chaturvedi, Fabio Bacconi, Amit K. Sanyal, Dennis 48109 Abstract-- We introduced models for a 3D pendulum, con- sisting of a rigid body that is supported pendulum. Two different stabilization strategies are proposed. The first controller, based on angular

  3. Fabricating Spatially-Varying Subsurface Scattering Yue Dong Jiaping Wang Fabio Pellacini Xin Tong Baining Guo

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    Pellacini, Fabio

    Fabricating Spatially-Varying Subsurface Scattering Yue Dong Jiaping Wang Fabio Pellacini Xin Tong 2 Layer 3 (a) Input BSSRDF (b) Layered material volume (c) Fabricated Material Volume Figure 1: Our generated by our system for assembling the output volume. (c) The appearance of the fabricated material

  4. Marco Ramoni: an appreciation of academic achievement

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    Kohane, Isaac

    We review the scholarly career of our colleague, Marco Ramoni, who died unexpectedly in the summer of 2010. His work mainly explored the development and application of Bayesian techniques to model clinical, public health, ...

  5. THE FINITE-STATE HARD CORE MODEL ON A REGULAR TREE DAVID GALVIN, FABIO MARTINELLI, KAVITA RAMANAN, AND PRASAD TETALI

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    Ramanan, Kavita

    THE FINITE-STATE HARD CORE MODEL ON A REGULAR TREE DAVID GALVIN, FABIO MARTINELLI, KAVITA RAMANAN, AND PRASAD TETALI ABSTRACT. The classical hard core model from statistical physics, with activity > 0, a generalization of the hard core model that has capacity C larger than one was studied by Mitra et al

  6. THE MULTI-STATE HARD CORE MODEL ON A REGULAR TREE DAVID GALVIN, FABIO MARTINELLI, KAVITA RAMANAN, AND PRASAD TETALI

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    Galvin, David

    THE MULTI-STATE HARD CORE MODEL ON A REGULAR TREE DAVID GALVIN, FABIO MARTINELLI, KAVITA RAMANAN§, AND PRASAD TETALI¶ Abstract. The classical hard core model from statistical physics, with activity > 0 a generalization of the hard core model as an idealized model of multicasting in communication networks

  7. ANALYSIS OF CDTE ACTIVATION TREATMENT WITH A NOVEL APPROACH Andrei Salavei^, Ivan Rimmaudo^, Fabio Piccinelli*, Daniele Menossi+

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    ANALYSIS OF CDTE ACTIVATION TREATMENT WITH A NOVEL APPROACH Andrei Salavei^, Ivan Rimmaudo^, Fabio approach for CdTe activation treatment. Starting from a baseline of CdTe devices made with CdCl2 activation are applied in sequence. This new activation process delivered solar cells with efficiencies well above 15

  8. Simpler Sybil-Proof Mechanisms for Multi-Level Marketing FABIO A. DRUCKER and LISA K. FLEISCHER, Dartmouth College

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    Fiat, Amos

    networks 1. INTRODUCTION Multi-level marketing refers to a marketing approach in which buyersSimpler Sybil-Proof Mechanisms for Multi-Level Marketing FABIO A. DRUCKER and LISA K. FLEISCHER, Dartmouth College Multi-level marketing refers to a marketing approach in which buyers are encouraged

  9. Question Answering in Terminology-rich Technical Domains Fabio Rinaldi, Michael Hess, James Dowdall Diego Moll, Rolf Schwitter

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    Schwitter, Rolf

    Chapter 15 Question Answering in Terminology-rich Technical Domains Fabio Rinaldi, Michael Hess sublanguage and terminology makes them unsuitable to (some of) the approaches seen in the TREC QA competition on large volumes of text, the #12;2 Question Answering in Terminology-rich Technical Domains competing

  10. GTX: The MARCO GSRC Technology Extrapolation System

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    Markov, Igor

    1 GTX: The MARCO GSRC Technology Extrapolation System A. Caldwell, Y. Cao, A. B. Kahng, F Previous efforts l Goals for an "ideal" system l GTX structure l Fundamental features of GTX l Example;2 3 Introduction: Technology Extrapolation l Evaluates impact of design technology process

  11. Modeling Botnets and Epidemic Malware Marco Ajelli

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    Montresor, Alberto

    Modeling Botnets and Epidemic Malware Marco Ajelli Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy Renato Lo Cigno, Alberto Montresor DISI, University of Trento, Italy Abstract--Botnets have become the most. Unlike standard computer viruses or worms, botnets spread silently without actively operating

  12. Marco Polo Localization Eric Beowulf Martinson and Frank Dellaert

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    Marco Polo Localization Eric Beowulf Martinson and Frank Dellaert Georgia Institute of Technology the Marco Polo Localization approach, where we apply sound as a tool for gathering range measurements sound for localization and to increase the gen­ erality of the SLAM problem. The name ``Marco Polo

  13. Marco Polo Localization Eric Beowulf Martinson and Frank Dellaert

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    Dellaert, Frank

    Marco Polo Localization Eric Beowulf Martinson and Frank Dellaert Georgia Institute of Technology the Marco Polo Localization approach, where we apply sound as a tool for gathering range measurements sound for localization and to increase the gen- erality of the SLAM problem. The name "Marco Polo

  14. Theatre Notes: Teatro universitario de San Marcos

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    1983-10-01

    disfruta de esa labor. Entre las tareas que desarrolla el TUSM se encuentran cursos gratuitos de teatro; funciones en la Universidad de San Marcos y otras instituciones educativas, obreras y culturales; campañas de proyección teatral en los pueblos... jóvenes; cursos de teatro para estudiantes universitarios; giras a provincias y al extranjero; ciclos de cine-teatro; conferencias; actuaciones especiales; exposiciones y concursos nacionales de teatro. Es debido a la labor indefatigable del ilustre Dr...

  15. Análisis del futuro marco de referencia internacional

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    Cionco, G. R.; Arias, E. F.

    La técnica de interferometría de muy larga línea de base (VLBI) se aplica hoy a la astrometría para el cálculo de posiciones precisas de radiofuentes extragalácticas. Por tratarse de objetos lejanos, sus movimientos propios aparentes pueden considerarse nulos; esta propiedad hace que los catálogos de radiofuentes extragalácticas VLBI constituyan la mejor materialización de un sistema de referencia celeste inercial definido cinemáticamente. La Unión Astronómica Internacional (IAU) recomendó la adopción de un nuevo sistema de referencia celeste internacional materializado por las coordenadas ecuatoriales de objetos extragalácticos observados con le técnica VLBI. Para superar la precisión astrométrica actual es necesaria una mejora en la modelización de aquellos fenómenos que pueden introducir desviaciones sistemáticas en el marco de referencia celeste. El objetivo de este trabajo es poner de manifiesto las sistematicidades presentes en los distintos marcos de referencia elaborados con el próposito de materializar el nuevo sistema de referencia celeste de la IAU. Para la comparación de los distintos marcos de referencia se propone un modelo de tres rotaciones diferenciales más un término lineal que procura absorber los efectos sistemáticos presentes en las coordenadas. Se analiza igualmente la estabilidad de la solución cuando se utilizan distintos conjuntos de objetos de definición.

  16. Anomaly-free Prediction of Gene Ontology Annotations using Bayesian Marco Tagliasacchi and Marco Masseroli

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    Tagliasacchi, Marco

    Anomaly-free Prediction of Gene Ontology Annotations using Bayesian Networks Marco Tagliasacchi through controlled terminologies and ontologies are paramount especially for the aim of inferring new annotations are hence ex- tremely useful. In this paper we leverage a previous work on the automatic

  17. Discovering Marco Polo: A Resource Guide for Teachers.

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    Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.

    This guide is designed for teachers who wish to teach about Marco Polo and his travels to China during the 13th century. The guide was originally developed for use with a television series about Marco Polo; it can successfully be used independent of the series, however. A prologue gives the reader a basic introduction to what is known of the life…

  18. Opening - Matthew Meyerson and Marco Marra, TCGA Scientific Symposium 2014

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    Home News and Events Multimedia Library Videos Opening - Matthew Meyerson and Marco Marra Opening - Matthew Meyerson and Marco Marra, TCGA Scientific Symposium 2014 You will need Adobe Flash Player 8 or later and JavaScript enabled to view this video. You

  19. History of the Italian San Marco equatorial mobile range

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    Nesbitt, H. N.

    1971-01-01

    Events leading to the development of the San Marco Equatorial Range are presented. Included are background information leading to the cooperative space program between the United States and Italy, conceptual planning, training activities, equipment design and fabrication, and range utilization. The technical support provided the San Marco Program by Scout Project Office, and other NASA installations is described.

  20. A review of the book "Functional analysis and applied optimization in Banach spaces -Applications to non-convex variational problems" by Fabio Botelho,

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    Henrion, Didier

    A review of the book "Functional analysis and applied optimization in Banach spaces - Applications to non-convex variational problems" by Fabio Botelho, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2014. The book extensively in the landmark book [I. Ekeland, R. Temam. Convex analysis and variational problems. Elsevier

  1. Vehicular Networks on Two Madrid Highways Marco Gramaglia

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    Fiore, Marco

    -Cruces Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain Diala Naboulsi INSA Lyon / Inria Lyon, France Marco]. The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions

  2. Flash Scanning Electron Microscopy Raphael Sznitman, Aurelien Lucchi, Marco Cantoni,

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    Fua, Pascal

    Flash Scanning Electron Microscopy Raphael Sznitman, Aurelien Lucchi, Marco Cantoni, Graham Knott. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is an invaluable tool for biologists and neuroscientists to study brain neuroscience has greatly benefited from Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) technology. With its ability

  3. WALTER CARNIELLI, MARCELO E. CONIGLIO AND JO~AO MARCOS

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    Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de

    that negation is available. This is an effect of an ordinary logical feature known as `explosiveness': According. CONIGLIO AND JO~AO MARCOS Moreover, our chapter starts from clear-cut abstract definitions of the terms

  4. Marco Polo: Near Earth Object sample return mission

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    Dotto, E.; Barucci, M. A.; Yoshikawa, M.; Koschny, D.; Boehnhardt, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Coradini, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Green, S. F.; Josset, J. L.; Kawaguchi, J.; Michel, P.; Muinonen, K.; Oberst, J.; Yano, H.; Binzel, R. P.

    Marco Polo is a joint European-Japanese mission of sample return from a Near Earth Object. The Marco Polo proposal was submitted to ESA on July 2007 in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 context, and on October 2007 passed the first evaluation process. The primary objectives of this mission is to visit a primitive NEO, belonging to a class that cannot be related to known meteorite types, to characterize it at multiple scales, and to bring samples back to Earth. Marco Polo will give us the first opportunity for detailed laboratory study of the most primitive materials that formed the planets. This will allow us to improve our knowledge on the processes which governed the origin and early evolution of the Solar System, and possibly of the life on Earth.

  5. Closing Remarks - Matthew Meyerson and Marco Marra, TCGA Scientific Symposium 2014

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    Home News and Events Multimedia Library Videos Closing Remarks - Matthew Meyerson and Marco Marra Closing Remarks - Matthew Meyerson and Marco Marra, TCGA Scientific Symposium 2014 You will need Adobe Flash Player 8 or later and JavaScript enabled

  6. The Role of Web Services at Home Marco Aiello

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    Aiello, Marco

    The Role of Web Services at Home Marco Aiello Dep. of Information and Telecommunication the evolution of domotic research and projects, we advocate a role for web services in the domestic network, and propose an infrastructure based on web services. As a case study, we present an implementation

  7. Meshless cubature by Green's formula Alvise Sommariva and Marco Vianello

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    Vianello, Marco

    Meshless cubature by Green's formula Alvise Sommariva and Marco Vianello Department of Pure the flexibility of Thin-Plate Splines interpolation with Green's integral formula, we obtain a meshless cubature on "difficult" geometries, in a meshless fashion. The general basic idea is simple. Given an interpolation

  8. Forecasting of Solar Radiation Detlev Heinemann, Elke Lorenz, Marco Girodo

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    Heinemann, Detlev

    Forecasting of Solar Radiation Detlev Heinemann, Elke Lorenz, Marco Girodo Oldenburg University systems in buildings, control of solar thermal power plants and the management of electricity grids have been presented more than twenty years ago (Jensenius, 1981), when daily solar radiation forecasts

  9. Defining Personalized Therapies for Handheld Devices Marco de Sa

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    Antunes, Pedro

    , Active Applications, Handheld devices. 1. INTRODUCTION Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBTs), on specificDefining Personalized Therapies for Handheld Devices Marco de S´a LaSIGE, Faculty of Sciences a framework that provides psychother- apists with means to tailor specific therapies for their pa- tients

  10. MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION Francesco Amigoni* and Marco Somalvico

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    Amigoni, Francesco

    MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTION Francesco Amigoni* and Marco Somalvico Politecnico this pioneering work, a number of techniques for multiagent-based environmental perception have been devel- oped to their possible application to environmental perception. Moreover, we set off some issues that must be addressed

  11. MARCO POLO: A Near Earth Object Sample Return Mission

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    Barucci, M. A.; Yoshikawa, M.; Michel, P.; Kawaguchi, J.; Yano, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Franchi, I. A.; Dotto, E.; Fulchignoni, M.; Ulamec, S.; Boehnhardt, H.; Coradini, M.; Green, S. F.; Josset, J.-L.; Koschny, D.; Muinonen, M.; Oberst, J.; Marco Polo Scienc

    2008-03-01

    MARCO POLO is a joint European-Japanese sample return mission to a near-Earth object. In late 2007 this mission was selected by ESA, in the framework of COSMIC VISION 2015-2025, for an assessment scheduled to last until mid 2009.

  12. MarcoPolo Narrows the Search for Useful Classroom Materials.

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    Haller, Peter

    2001-01-01

    Addresses the issue of how teachers can conduct more efficient Internet searches in order to find sites that are unbiased, reliable, and accurate. Presents the MarcoPolo Project, a partnership among seven leading educational institutions, as a service that provides teachers with credible content through an easy-to-use Web interface. (NB)

  13. SETA: An Imaging Spectrometer for Marco Polo Mission

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    de Sanctis, M. C.; Filacchione, G.; Capaccioni, F.; Piccioni, G.; Ammannito, E.; Capria, M. T.; Coradini, A.; Migliorini, A.; Battistelli, E.; Preti, G.

    2010-03-01

    The aim of the SETA experiment is to perform imaging spectroscopy in the spectral range 400-3300 nm for a complete mapping of the Marco Polo target with a spectral sampling of at least 20 nm and a spatial resolution on the order of meters.

  14. Automatic Blinking Detection towards Stress Discovery Alvaro Marcos-Ramiro

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    Gatica-Perez, Daniel

    a relationship be- tween blink frequency and dopamine levels, which in turn are affected by stress. TaskAutomatic Blinking Detection towards Stress Discovery Alvaro Marcos-Ramiro University of Alcala blinks in video sequences of conversations, aimed to discovering stress. Psychological studies have shown

  15. The Smart Grid's Data Generating Potentials Marco Aiello

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    Aiello, Marco

    The Smart Grid's Data Generating Potentials Marco Aiello Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, The Netherlands Email: g.a.pagani@rug.nl Abstract--The Smart Grid is the vision underlying the evo- lution of such data put the smart grid in the category of Big Data applications, followed by the natural question

  16. Thermal Ionization Jurg Frohlich and Marco Merkli yz

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    Thermal Ionization Jurg Frohlich #3; and Marco Merkli yz Theoretical Physics ETH- Honggerberg CH is in a thermal state corresponding to a suÃ?ciently high positive temperature, and under suitable conditions is called thermal ionization. Thus, a very dilute gas of atoms or molecules in intergalactic space

  17. MARTIN AUCOIN METALLOGENIE DE LA ZONE MARCO, GITE, ,

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    pyrite, de l'arsénopyrite, de la pyrrhotite et de la chalcopyrite. La minéralisation est pré tectonique de terranes accrétées, la minéralisation pré-metamorphique en magnétite, ilménite, pyrite et are metamorphosed to the amphibolite grade and highJy deformed. The Marco zone comprises disseminated gold, pyrite

  18. SEMI-INFINITE PROGRAMMING MARCO L OPEZ, GEORG STILL

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    SEMI-INFINITE PROGRAMMING MARCO L ´OPEZ, GEORG STILL ABSTRACT. A semi-infinite programming problem is an optimization problem in which finitely many variables appear in infinitely many constraints. This model.1. Problem formulation. A semi-infinite program (SIP) is an optimization problem in finitely many variables x

  19. Inference of Circadian Regulatory Networks Marco Grzegorczyk1

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    Smith, V Anne

    Inference of Circadian Regulatory Networks Marco Grzegorczyk1 , Andrej Aderhold2 , V. Anne Smith2 and protein regulatory networks in the context of circadian regulation. Gene expression and protein concentration time series are simulated from a recently published regulatory network of the circadian clock in A

  20. The Philippine Press after Marcos: Restored Freedoms and New Problems.

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    Guimary, Donald L.

    With the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos from his 20-year rule of the Philippines, the news media regained its freedom and its voice, and now faces a new set of problems: low circulation, questionable ethical standards of reporters and their lack of experience, and ominous indications from the Corazon Aquino government that the administration might…

  1. Role of Denaturation in Maltose Binding Protein Translocation Marco Bacci,

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    Cecconi, Fabio

    Role of Denaturation in Maltose Binding Protein Translocation Dynamics Marco Bacci, Mauro Chinappi on voltage-driven transport of MBP across nanopores exploring the influence of denaturation on translocation blockades, associated to the translocation of denaturated and folded MBP conformations, respectively. We

  2. Revised: 5-17-11 California State University San Marcos

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    Puha, Amber

    Revised: 5-17-11 California State University San Marcos Employees Tuition/Fee Waiver Application's own time. Employees participating in an undergraduate, graduate degree, or certificate program should: CSU Job Title (eg: ASA II): Permanent: Full-Time Temporary: Bargaining Unit: Semester Applying for

  3. Nonparametric regression for spherical data Marco Di Marzio

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    Taylor, Charles C.

    variables are defined on a sphere of whatever dimension. A local polynomial fitting approach is pursuedNonparametric regression for spherical data Marco Di Marzio DMQTE, Universit`a di Chieti;Abstract We develop nonparametric smoothing for regression when both the predictor and the response

  4. Local polynomial regression for circular predictors Marco Di Marzioa

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    Taylor, Charles C.

    Local polynomial regression for circular predictors Marco Di Marzioa , Agnese Panzeraa , Charles C is to extend least squares local polynomial fitting to this situation. We give both theoretical and empirical less studied subject is local regression in the case of circular predictors and real-valued responses

  5. OHMSETT 'HIGH SEAS' PERFORMANCE TESTING: MARCO CLASS V OIL SKIMMER

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    A MARCO Class V oil skimmer was tested at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's OHMSETT facility to determine the device's 'high seas' performance characteristics. Performance data was obtained for several simulated offshore wave conditions at various collection speeds. Skim...

  6. 33 CFR 147.837 - Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.837 Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform, Green Canyon 608 (GC 608),...

  7. 33 CFR 147.837 - Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.837 Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform, Green Canyon 608 (GC 608),...

  8. 33 CFR 147.837 - Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.837 Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform, Green Canyon 608 (GC 608),...

  9. Intrinsic Localization and Mapping with 2 Applications: Diffusion Mapping and Marco Polo Localization

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    Intrinsic Localization and Mapping with 2 Applications: Diffusion Mapping and Marco Polo that bring out its potential: Diffusion Mapping and Marco Polo localization. 1 Introduction In many mobile provide a detailed picture of the navigable space. Second, Marco Polo Localization is a novel localization

  10. 33 CFR 147.837 - Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.837 Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform, Green Canyon 608 (GC 608),...

  11. 33 CFR 147.837 - Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform... SECURITY (CONTINUED) OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES SAFETY ZONES § 147.837 Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform safety zone. (a) Description. Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform, Green Canyon 608 (GC 608),...

  12. 78 FR 48293 - Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; San Marcos, TX

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    ...Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT...at San Marcos Municipal Airport and the...Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region...at San Marcos Municipal Airport (78 FR...Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W...Amended] San Marcos Municipal Airport,...

  13. MarcoPolo-R near earth asteroid sample return mission

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    Barucci, Maria Antonietta; Cheng, A. F.; Michel, P.; Benner, L. A. M.; Binzel, R. P.; Bland, P. A.; Böhnhardt, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Campo Bagatin, A.; Cerroni, P.; Dotto, E.; Fitzsimmons, A.; Franchi, I. A.; Green, S. F.; Lara, L.-M.; Licandro, J.; Marty, B.; Muinonen, K.; Nathues, A.; Oberst, J.; Rivkin, A. S.; Robert, F.; Saladino, R.; Trigo-Rodriguez, J. M.; Ulamec, S.; Zolensky, M.

    2012-04-01

    MarcoPolo-R is a sample return mission to a primitive Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) proposed in collaboration with NASA. It will rendezvous with a primitive NEA, scientifically characterize it at multiple scales, and return a unique sample to Earth unaltered by the atmospheric entry process or terrestrial weathering. MarcoPolo-R will return bulk samples (up to 2 kg) from an organic-rich binary asteroid to Earth for laboratory analyses, allowing us to: explore the origin of planetary materials and initial stages of habitable planet formation; identify and characterize the organics and volatiles in a primitive asteroid; understand the unique geomorphology, dynamics and evolution of a binary NEA. This project is based on the previous Marco Polo mission study, which was selected for the Assessment Phase of the first round of Cosmic Vision. Its scientific rationale was highly ranked by ESA committees and it was not selected only because the estimated cost was higher than the allotted amount for an M class mission. The cost of MarcoPolo-R will be reduced to within the ESA medium mission budget by collaboration with APL (John Hopkins University) and JPL in the NASA program for coordination with ESA's Cosmic Vision Call. The baseline target is a binary asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3, which offers a very efficient operational and technical mission profile. A binary target also provides enhanced science return. The choice of this target will allow new investigations to be performed more easily than at a single object, and also enables investigations of the fascinating geology and geophysics of asteroids that are impossible at a single object. Several launch windows have been identified in the time-span 2020-2024. A number of other possible primitive single targets of high scientific interest have been identified covering a wide range of possible launch dates. The baseline mission scenario of MarcoPolo-R to 1996 FG3 is as follows: a single primary spacecraft provided by ESA, carrying the Earth Re-entry Capsule, sample acquisition and transfer system provided by NASA, will be launched by a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Kourou into GTO and using two space segment stages. Two similar missions with two launch windows, in 2021 and 2022 and for both sample return in 2029 (with mission duration of 7 and 8 years), have been defined. Earlier or later launches, in 2020 or 2024, also offer good opportunities. All manoeuvres are carried out by a chemical propulsion system. MarcoPolo-R takes advantage of three industrial studies completed as part of the previous Marco Polo mission (see ESA/SRE (2009)3, Marco Polo Yellow Book) and of the expertise of the consortium led by Dr. A.F. Cheng (PI of the NASA NEAR Shoemaker mission) of the JHU-APL, including JPL, NASA ARC, NASA LaRC, and MIT.

  14. Marco Polo: Near-Earth Object Sample Return Mission

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    Antonieta Barucci, Maria; Yoshikawa, M.; Koschny, D.; Boehnhardt, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Coradini, M.; Dotto, E.; Franchi, I. A.; Green, S. F.; Josset, J. L.; Kawagushi, J.; Michel, P.; Muinonen, K.; Oberst, J.; Yano, H.; Binzel, R. P.; Marco Polo Science Team

    2008-09-01

    MARCO POLO is a joint European-Japanese sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object (NEO), selected by ESA in the framework of COSMIC VISION 2015-2025 for an assessment study scheduled to last until October 2009. This Euro-Asian mission will go to a primitive Near-Earth Object (NEO), such as C or D-type, scientifically characterize it at multiple scales, and bring samples back to Earth for detailed scientific investigation. NEOs are part of the small body population in the Solar System, which are leftover building blocks of the Solar System formation process. They offer important clues to the chemical mixture from which planets formed about 4.6 billion years ago. The scientific objectives of Marco Polo will therefore contribute to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, the Earth, and the potential contribution of primitive material to the formation of Life. Marco Polo is based on a launch with a Soyuz Fregat and consists of a Mother Spacecraft (MSC), possibly carrying a lander. The MSC would approach the target asteroid and spend a few months for global characterization of the target to select a sampling site. Then, the MSC would then descend to retrieve several samples which will be transferred to a Sample Return Capsule (SRC). The MSC would return to Earth and release the SRC into the atmosphere for ground recovery. The sample of the NEO will then be available for detailed investigation in ground-based laboratories. In parallel to JAXA considering how to perform the mission, ESA has performed a Marco Polo study in their Concurrent Design Facility (CDF). Two parallel industrial studies will start in September 2008 to be conducted in Europe for one year. The scientific objectives addressed by the mission and the current status of the mission study (ESA-JAXA) will be presented and discussed.

  15. Physical Characterization of Asteroids Candidates of Marco Polo Mission

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    Birlan, Mirel; Binzel, R. P.; Nedelcu, D.; Vernazza, P.; Barucci, A.; Gasc, S.; Fulchignoni, M.; Dotto, E.

    2009-09-01

    The principal scientific objective of the Marco Polo mission is to return unaltered NEO materials. Marco Polo will allow us to analyze the samples in terrestrial laboratories, thereby obtaining measurements that cannot yet beperformed from a robotic spacecraft. The selection of the target asteroids for the mission has important consequences in terms of mission design, constraints, and operational requirements. A list of asteroids as possible targets for the Marco Polo mission has been drawn, taken into account both dynamical and physical constraints. The key parameters of this list were the accessibility of the object (the delta-V amount for the encounter with the target) and the desirable, primitive composition requirements of the target deduced from the groundbased data (mainly from colors and spectroscopy). While the accessibility is dealing with space technological achievements, the primitive composition of the target is oriented toward the research on asteroids belonging to D-, T-, or C-type classes. For some of the possible targets, the physical data are sparse and reveals only partial knowledge of these objects while for some of them no spectroscopic investigations are yet available in the IR spectral region. To improve the situation, observations of asteroids 1917, 8567, 16960, 156452, 163000, 164400, and 2001 SG286 were obtained using SpeX/IRTF in the 0.8-2.5µm spectral region. The analysis of their NIR spectra reveals that many of these objects belong to the S-type complex (DeMeo, Icarus 202, 2009). The exception is the asteroid 2001 SG286, for which the spectrum is flat, similar to C-complex. The analysis of slopes, band strengths, and the most probable mineralogical and meteorite analog models will be presented.

  16. MARCO POLO: near earth object sample return mission

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    Barucci, M. A.; Yoshikawa, M.; Michel, P.; Kawagushi, J.; Yano, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Franchi, I. A.; Dotto, E.; Fulchignoni, M.; Ulamec, S.

    2009-03-01

    MARCO POLO is a joint European-Japanese sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object. This Euro-Asian mission will go to a primitive Near-Earth Object (NEO), which we anticipate will contain primitive materials without any known meteorite analogue, scientifically characterize it at multiple scales, and bring samples back to Earth for detailed scientific investigation. Small bodies, as primitive leftover building blocks of the Solar System formation process, offer important clues to the chemical mixture from which the planets formed some 4.6 billion years ago. Current exobiological scenarios for the origin of Life invoke an exogenous delivery of organic matter to the early Earth: it has been proposed that primitive bodies could have brought these complex organic molecules capable of triggering the pre-biotic synthesis of biochemical compounds. Moreover, collisions of NEOs with the Earth pose a finite hazard to life. For all these reasons, the exploration of such objects is particularly interesting and urgent. The scientific objectives of MARCO POLO will therefore contribute to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, the Earth, and possibly Life itself. Moreover, MARCO POLO provides important information on the volatile-rich (e.g. water) nature of primitive NEOs, which may be particularly important for future space resource utilization as well as providing critical information for the security of Earth. MARCO POLO is a proposal offering several options, leading to great flexibility in the actual implementation. The baseline mission scenario is based on a launch with a Soyuz-type launcher and consists of a Mother Spacecraft (MSC) carrying a possible Lander named SIFNOS, small hoppers, sampling devices, a re-entry capsule and scientific payloads. The MSC leaves Earth orbit, cruises toward the target with ion engines, rendezvous with the target, conducts a global characterization of the target to select a sampling site, and delivers small hoppers (MINERVA type, JAXA) and SIFNOS. The latter, if added, will perform a soft landing, anchor to the target surface, and make various in situ measurements of surface/subsurface materials near the sampling site. Two surface samples will be collected by the MSC using “touch and go” manoeuvres. Two complementary sample collection devices will be used in this phase: one developed by ESA and another provided by JAXA, mounted on a retractable extension arm. After the completion of the sampling and ascent of the MSC, the arm will be retracted to transfer the sample containers into the MSC. The MSC will then make its journey back to Earth and release the re-entry capsule into the Earth’s atmosphere.

  17. Comparative solar EUV flux for the San Marco ASSI

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    Tobiska, W. K.; Chakrabarti, S.; Schmidtke, G.; Doll, H.

    1993-01-01

    The Airglow and Solar Spectrometer Instrument (ASSI) on the San Marco D/L satellite has measured solar extreme ultraviolet irradiances. The data are currently being released for analysis. As a preliminary step in evaluating this important dataset, modeled solar irradiances from 4 to 105 nm are presented for comparison to the San Marco data. The comparable flux for March-December 1988 is obtained from a revised and extended empirical solar EUV model derived from OSO 1, OSO 3, OSO 4, OSO 6, AEROS A, and AE-E satellite and six rocket flight datasets. Solar rotational features are prominent on several occasions in the model time series. A useful example is the modeled integrated flux between 30-31 nm which includes the Si XI (30.3-nm) and He II (30.4-nm) irradiance. The modeled flux in this 1-nm range shows both an absolute 22 percent increase from beginning to end of mission and a solar rotational variability with a typical peak-to-valley ratio of 14 percent.

  18. California State University San Marcos Office of the President ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE USE ON CAMPUS POLICY

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    Puha, Amber

    California State University San Marcos Office of the President ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE USE ON CAMPUS or Provided Free of Charge? Sold Free List Non-Alcoholic Beverages to be Served: List Food Items to be Served;California State University San Marcos Office of the President ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE USE ON CAMPUS PROCEDURE

  19. California State University San Marcos is an academic community dedicated to the values of

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    Puha, Amber

    #12;2012-2014 Values California State University San Marcos is an academic community dedicated Mission California State University San Marcos focuses on the student as an active participant, economic, and cultural life of our region and state. Vision In its second decade, California State

  20. Sequence-Based RNA Profiling - Marco Marra, TCGA Scientific Symposium 2011

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    Home News and Events Multimedia Library Videos Sequence-Based RNA Profiling - Marco Marra Sequence-Based RNA Profiling - Marco Marra, TCGA Scientific Symposium 2011 You will need Adobe Flash Player 8 or later and JavaScript enabled to view this video. You

  1. California State University San Marcos is an academic community dedicated to the values of

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    Puha, Amber

    to an excellent and affordable education. As a public university, Cal State San Marcos grounds its mission interactions characteristic of smaller institutions. Our curriculum will build upon its strong foundation to science and computer labs featuring some of the finest equipment available today. Cal State San Marcos

  2. Geochemical and hydrologic data for San Marcos Springs recharge characterization near San Marcos, Texas, November 2008--December 2010

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    Crow, Cassi L.

    2012-01-01

    During 2008–10, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System, collected geochemical and hydrologic data in Bexar, Comal, and Hays Counties, Texas, to define and characterize the sources of recharge to San Marcos Springs. Precipitation samples were collected for stable isotope analysis at 1 site and water-quality samples were collected at 7 springs, 21 wells, and 9 stream sites in the study area between November 2008 and December 2010. Continuous water-quality monitors were installed in three springs, two wells, and at one stream site. Three continuous stream-gaging stations were installed to measure gage height and a stagedischarge rating was developed at two of the three sites. Depth to water below land surface was continuously measured in two wells.

  3. ACADEMIC CURRICULUM Fabio Rosso

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    Rosso, Fabio

    components, mathematical problems in earth sciences, dynamics of non Newtonian fluids, dynamical models of computational tools d) C.N.R. project: Sedimentation of solid particles in non-Newtonian Newtonian fluids e) C ­ Advanced Mathematics, Classical Mechanics of solids and continuous media, Fluid Mechanics, Calculus I

  4. MarcoPolo-R: Mission and Spacecraft Design

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    Peacocke, L.; Kemble, S.; Chapuy, M.; Scheer, H.

    2013-09-01

    The MarcoPolo-R mission is a candidate for the European Space Agency's medium-class Cosmic Vision programme, with the aim to obtain a 100 g sample of asteroid surface material and return it safely to the Earth. Astrium is one of two industrial contractors currently studying the mission to Phase A level, and the team has been working on the mission and spacecraft design since January 2012. Asteroids are some of the most primitive bodies in our solar system and are key to understanding the formation of the Earth, Sun and other planetary bodies. A returned sample would allow extensive analyses in the large laboratory-sized instruments here on Earth that are not possible with in-situ instruments. This analysis would also increase our understanding of the composition and structure of asteroids, and aid in plans for asteroid deflection techniques. In addition, the mission would be a valuable precursor for missions such as Mars Sample Return, demonstrating a high speed Earth re-entry and hard landing of an entry capsule. Following extensive mission analysis of both the baseline asteroid target 1996 FG3 and alternatives, a particularly favourable trajectory was found to the asteroid 2008 EV5 resulting in a mission duration of 4.5 to 6 years. In October 2012, the MarcoPolo-R baseline target was changed to 2008 EV5 due to its extremely primitive nature, which may pre-date the Sun. This change has a number of advantages: reduced DeltaV requirements, an orbit with a more benign thermal environment, reduced communications distances, and a reduced complexity propulsion system - all of which simplify the spacecraft design significantly. The single spacecraft would launch between 2022 and 2024 on a Soyuz-Fregat launch vehicle from Kourou. Solar electric propulsion is necessary for the outward and return transfers due to the DeltaV requirements, to minimise propellant mass. Once rendezvous with the asteroid is achieved, an observation campaign will begin to characterise the asteroid properties and map the surface in detail. Five potential sampling sites will be selected and closely observed in a local characterisation phase, leading to a single preferred sampling site being identified. The baseline instruments are a Narrow Angle Camera, a Mid-Infrared Spectrometer, a Visible Near-Infrared Spectrometer, a Radio Science Experiment, and a Close-up Camera. For the sampling phase, the spacecraft will perform a touch-and-go manoeuvre. A boom with a sampling mechanism at the end will be deployed, and the spacecraft will descend using visual navigation to touch the asteroid for some seconds. The rotary brush sampling mechanism will be activated on touchdown to obtain a good quality sample comprising regolith dust and pebbles. Low touchdown velocities and collision avoidance are critical at this point to prevent damage to the spacecraft and solar arrays. The spacecraft will then move away, returning to a safe orbit, and the sample will be transferred to an Earth Re-entry Capsule. After a final post-sampling characterisation campaign, the spacecraft will perform the return transfer to Earth. The Earth Re-entry Capsule will be released to directly enter the Earth's atmosphere, and is designed to survive a hard landing with no parachute deceleration. Once recovered, the asteroid sample would be extracted in a sample curation facility in preparation for the full analysis campaign. This presentation will describe Astrium's MarcoPolo-R mission and spacecraft design, with a focus on the innovative aspects of the design.

  5. SETA-Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer for Marco Polo mission.

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    de Sanctis, M. Cristina; Filacchione, Gianrico; Capaccioni, Fabrizio; Piccioni, Giuseppe; Ammannito, Eleonora; Capria, M. Teresa; Coradini, Angioletta; Migliorini, Alessandra; Battistelli, Enrico; Preti, Giampaolo

    2010-05-01

    The Marco Polo NEO sample return M-class mission has been selected for assessment study within the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 program. The Marco Polo mission proposes to do a sample return mission to Near Earth Asteroid. With this mission we have the opportunity to return for study in Earth-based laboratories a direct sample of the earliest record of how our solar system formed. The landing site and sample selection will be the most important scientific decision to make during the course of the entire mission. The imaging spectrometer is a key instrument being capable to characterize the mineralogical composition of the entire asteroid and to analyze the of the landing site and the returned sample in its own native environment. SETA is a Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer able to perform imaging spectroscopy in the spectral range 400-3300 nm for a complete mapping of the target in order to characterize the mineral properties of the surface. The spectral sampling is of at least 20 nm and the spatial resolution of the order of meter. SETA shall be able to return a detailed determination of the mineralogical composition for the different geologic units as well as the overall surface mineralogy with a spatial resolution of the order of few meters. These compositional characterizations involve the analysis of spectral parameters that are diagnostic of the presence and composition of various mineral species and materials that may be present on the target body. Most of the interesting minerals have electronic and vibrational absorption features in their VIS-NIR reflectance spectra. The SETA design is based on a pushbroom imaging spectrometer operating in the 400-3300 nm range, using a 2D array HgCdTe detector. This kind of instrument allows a simultaneous measurement of a full spectrum taken across the field of view defined by the slit's axis (samples). The second direction (lines) of the hyperspectral image shall be obtained by using the relative motion of the orbiter with respect to the target or by using a scan mirror. The SETA optical concept is mostly inherited from the SIMBIO-SYS/VIHI (Visible Infrared Hyperspectral Imager) imaging spectrometer aboard Bepi Colombo mission but also from other space flying imaging spectrometers, such as VIRTIS (on Rosetta and Venus Express, VIR on DAWN).

  6. Marco Polo : an Italian Mission Scoring a lot of Records

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    di Pippo, Simonetta; Bracciaferri, Fabio M.

    2002-01-01

    The first astronaut of the European Astronaut Corps of Italian nationality, Roberto Vittori, will fly on a Soyuz capsule at the end of April 2002, opening a new era of space flight. The mission, sponsored by the Italian Space Agency, has been developed in the framework of an ESA- ROSAVIAKOSMOS agreement, reached in order to give European astronauts additional possibilities to fly. It's the first mission of this kind. In addition to that, this is the real first time in which a Soyuz mission is in the hands of two cosmonauts, and one of them is non Russian. On the same flight, in fact, Mark Shuttleworth, the second tourist in the history of space activities, is going to fly, performing also a set of scientific experiments. Marco Polo is also the first mission in which the two Agencies, ASI and ESA, are developing a joint commercialisation program, devoted to attire sponsors for improving research and development activities in the Human Spaceflight area. This will allow the two agencies to improve also the quality of life on Earth. A comprehensive scientific program is also foreseen accompanying Vittori on board, mainly in the field of life science. Experiments devoted to neurophysiology, arms rehabilitation, test of new materials for dressing in space, evaluation of the behaviour of the Nobel Prize Montalcini discovery named NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) will be performed on board. A R&D payload for Blood Pressure Measurements could have in the future commercial spin-off. In addition, a possible institutional sponsorship of the World Health Organization is under discussion. It will be the real first time in which a space mission gets this kind of sponsorship, and this strictly related to the World Health Day this year, devoted in promoting health throughout movement, i.e. "Move for Health". The Italian Space Agency proposed a joint combination of the two slogans, coupling the "Move for Health" message with the Italian "Space for Health" one. This is because of the Marco Polo scientific program, and because of an advanced training and rehabilitation protocol we have studied, to be applied to old population in order to improve their quality of life, through the parallelism between astronauts (in microgravity conditions) and aging population. The mission, at the time of the World Space Congress, will be already performed and the results can be presented.

  7. Archaeological Geophysics at the San Marcos Pueblo, New Mexico, USA

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    Grimes, K.; Joiner, C. J.; Musa, D.; Allred, I.; Delhaye, R. P.; Zorin, N.; Feucht, D. W.; Johnston, G.; Pellerin, L.; McPhee, D.; Ferguson, J. F.

    2013-12-01

    The students and faculty of the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) geophysical field course have studied the San Marcos Pueblo (LA 98) since 2004. This activity has provided instruction in near-surface geophysics and research into the application of geophysical techniques to southwestern archaeological problems. Our study site, the San Marcos Pueblo, is a classical and colonial period (1200-1680) pueblo that was once one of the largest communities in the southwest. Previous SAGE publications have discussed the discovery of archaeological features, the underlying geology and hydrological conditions. This study focuses on the interpretation of 'El Mapo Grande', 150 m X 150 m, high-resolution (0.5 m) maps of magnetic and electrical properties and 12 seismic refraction lines. The map covers room block, plaza and midden areas as well as areas where colonial period metallurgical activities were known to have occurred. We acquired magnetic, electromagnetic (EM), and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data in 30 m X 30 m quads producing geophysical maps of each quad (2 or 3 produced each year). Total magnetic field measurements were made with a Geometrics cesium vapor magnetometer, GPR data collected using a Sensors and Software 250 MHz radar were on 0.5 m spaced lines, and EM data were acquired with a Geonics EM-31 on 1 m spaced lines. Seismic data were collected on interconnected lines with 0.5 m receiver and 3 m source interval. El Mapo Grande shows anomalies correlated among the diverse physical properties that were mapped. The edges of strong magnetic anomalies correlate with areas of high GPR scattering possibly associated with rocky floors under room blocks. Areas of high magnetic response are associated with hill-slope erosion channels and plumes of debris in the plaza to the south that are apparently washing down from the metallurgical sites near room blocks. EM data display a good correlation with the magnetic map. Debris channels and plumes are more conductive as well as more magnetically susceptible. Seismic velocity models reveal archaeological features and Plio-Pleistocene geology.

  8. TOWARDS BOTTOM-UP CONTINUOUS PHONE RECOGNITION Sabato Marco Siniscalchi1

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    Svendsen, Torbjørn

    TOWARDS BOTTOM-UP CONTINUOUS PHONE RECOGNITION Sabato Marco Siniscalchi1 , Torbjørn Svendsen1-forward artificial neural networks (ANNs). Each detector computes a score describing an activation level of the spec

  9. DISCRIMINATING MULTIPLE JPEG COMPRESSION USING FIRST DIGIT FEATURES Simone Milani, Marco Tagliasacchi, and Stefano Tubaro

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    Tagliasacchi, Marco

    DISCRIMINATING MULTIPLE JPEG COMPRESSION USING FIRST DIGIT FEATURES Simone Milani, Marco published methods aimed at detecting double JPEG compression. Index Terms-- multiple JPEG compression and reconstructing the coding parameters of the previous coding stages. In principle, image compression can

  10. Watershed-Based Unsupervised Clustering Manuele Bicego, Marco Cristani, Andrea Fusiello, and Vittorio Murino

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    Bicego, Manuele

    Watershed-Based Unsupervised Clustering Manuele Bicego, Marco Cristani, Andrea Fusiello purpose clustering algorithm is presented, based on the watershed algorithm. The proposed approach defines. The clustering is then performed using the well-known watershed algorithm, paying particular attention

  11. Near-Earth Object Exploration and Marco Polo-R

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    Abell, Paul

    2013-01-01

    A major goal for NASA's human spaceflight program is to send astronauts to near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) in the coming decades. Missions to NEAs would undoubtedly provide a great deal of technical and engineering data on spacecraft operations for future human space exploration while conducting in-depth scientific examinations of these primitive objects. However, prior to sending human explorers to NEAs, robotic investigations of these bodies would be required in order to maximize operational efficiency and reduce mission risk. These precursor missions to NEAs would fill crucial strategic knowledge gaps concerning their physical characteristics that are relevant for human exploration of these relatively unknown destinations. Therefore robotic investigations of NEAs, such as ESA's Marco Polo-R sample return mission to 2008 EV5, would allow NASA and its international partners to gain critical operational experience in performing complex tasks (e.g., close proximity operations, surface sample collection, etc.) under microgravity conditions at or near the surface of a potential human destination. This would provide an important synergy between the worldwide Science and Exploration communities, which will be crucial for development of future international deep space exploration architectures and has potential benefits for future exploration of other destinations beyond low-Earth orbit.

  12. MARCO is the major binding receptor for unopsonized particles and bacteria on human alveolar macrophages.

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    Arredouani, Mohamed S; Palecanda, Aiyappa; Koziel, Henry; Huang, Yuh-Ching; Imrich, Amy; Sulahian, Timothy H; Ning, Yao Yu; Yang, Zhiping; Pikkarainen, Timo; Sankala, Marko; Vargas, Sara O; Takeya, Motohiro; Tryggvason, Karl; Kobzik, Lester

    2005-11-01

    Alveolar macrophages (AMs) avidly bind and ingest inhaled environmental particles and bacteria. To identify the particle binding receptor(s) on human AMs, we used functional screening of anti-human AM hybridomas and isolated a mAb, PLK-1, which inhibits AM binding of unopsonized particles (e.g., TiO2, latex beads; 63 +/- 5 and 67 +/- 4% inhibition, respectively, measured by flow cytometry; n = 11) and unopsonized bacteria ( approximately 84 and 41% inhibition of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus binding by mAb PLK-1, respectively). The PLK-1 Ag was identified as the human class A scavenger receptor (SR) MARCO (macrophage receptor with collagenous structure) by observing specific immunolabeling of COS cells transfected with human MARCO (but not SR-AI/II) cDNA and by immunoprecipitation by PLK-1 of a protein of appropriate molecular mass (approximately 70 kDa) from both normal human bronchoalveolar lavage cells (>90% AMs) and human MARCO-transfected COS cells. PLK-1 also specifically inhibited particle binding by COS cells, only after transfection with human MARCO cDNA. Immunostaining showed specific labeling of AMs within human lung tissue, bronchoalveolar lavage samples, as well as macrophages in other sites (e.g., lymph node and liver). Using COS transfectants with different truncated forms of MARCO, allowed epitope mapping for the PLK-1 Ab to MARCO domain V between amino acid residues 420 and 431. A panel of Abs to various SRs identified expression on AMs, but failed to inhibit TiO2 or S. aureus binding. The data support a dominant role for MARCO in the human AM defense against inhaled particles and pathogens. PMID:16237101

  13. Marco Polo: Hunting and Capture of Material from a Primitive Asteroid

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    Licandro, Javier

    A description of the Spanish contribution to the Marco Polo mission and of the mission itself is presented. Marco Polo is a joint European-Japanese mission of sample return from a Near Earth Object (NEO). Submitted to ESA on July 2007 in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025, Marco Polo passed the first evaluation process on October 2007. Seventeen Spanish researchers belonging to six Spanish institutes signed the proposal. The mission is planned to visit a primitive NEO, belonging to a class that cannot be related to known meteorite types, to characterize it at multiple scales, and to bring samples back to Earth. Marco Polo will give us the first opportunity for detailed laboratory study of the most primitive materials that formed the planets. This will allow us to improve our knowledge on the processes which governed the origin and early evolution of the Solar System, and possibly of the life on Earth. Three Spanish institutes are involved in the feasibility studies of two instruments: the THERmal MAPper (THERMAP) and the Marco Polo Camera System (MPCS).

  14. Radar Tomography of Asteroids ASSERT / Marco Polo-R

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    Herique, A.; Zine, S.; Barucci, A.; Biele, J.; Ho, T.; Kofman, W. W.; Krause, C.; Michel, P.; Plettemeier, D.; Prado, J.; Souyris, J.; Ulamec, S.; Assert Team

    2011-12-01

    The internal structure of NEAs remains largely unknown. It is a key point for the understanding of asteroid accretion and dynamical evolution. From a science point of view, the internal structure is also a key point for the understanding of asteroid accretion and dynamical evolution. For risk management and mitigation, it is required to characterize whether a small asteroid will survive the transit through the atmosphere and also to define a deflection policy. There are some indirect evidences that a rubble pile structure is really common at least for objects larger than a few hundreds of meters in diameter. But a more precise characterisation of the internal structure is required, such as the size and the structure of the main blobs and their distribution within the NEAs main body as well as a statistical characterisation of the surface regolith in term of density and size distribution. Radar tomography is the only way to image the internal structure from decimetric to global scale in order to better understand the nature of the primary object and its posterior alterations. It is also a way to estimate the ratio between micro- and macro-porosity. Bistatic radar tomography is an original technique, developed with the CONSERT Experiment (Rosetta / ESA) to image ant characterize the internal structures of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimeko with a signal transmitted from the Orbiter to the Lander. By regards to a more classical monostatic radar like Marsis (MarsExpress/ESA), this bistatic configuration requires limited resources (mass, power and dataflow) and increases the capacity of deep sounding. So ASSERT (ASteroid Sounding Experiment by Radiowave Transmission) is proposed to instrument a MASCOT-type lander e.g. as payload of the ESA Marco Polo R mission (ESA). The first addressed question is a rubble pile or a monolithic body: For a rubble pile, the tomography will allow to estimate the size distribution of the boulders by direct imaging or statistical analysis of the scattered signal. The estimation of the mean permittivity of the blobs is a way to estimate the macro- versus micro-porosity. Its spatial variations highlight the heterogeneity of the parent bodies and segregation mechanism during reaccretion. - And for a monolithic object, we can expect only micro-porosity. Then images of the body interior and spatial distributions of the permittivity give the heterogeneity. In a further analysis, the characterization of the heterogeneity by statistical or imagery approach is a key point to understand asteroid accretion and evolution: - is this body accreted or re-accreted from the same material or not, from similar parent bodies or not? - is there some evidence of collisional metamorphism with change in the porosity and or mineralogy? - is there some evidence of metamorphism per hydration? This advanced interpretation will be based on the sample return analysis and constitutes a complete recontextualization of the analyzed samples at the global body scale

  15. CHEMICAL REACTIONS AS -LIMIT OF DIFFUSION MARK A. PELETIER, GIUSEPPE SAVARE, AND MARCO VENERONI

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    Veneroni, Marco

    CHEMICAL REACTIONS AS -LIMIT OF DIFFUSION MARK A. PELETIER, GIUSEPPE SAVAR´E, AND MARCO VENERONI a rigorous proof of Kramers's formal derivation, and we show how chemical reactions and diffusion processes can be embedded in a common framework. This allows one to derive a chemical reaction as a singular

  16. Designing Navigation for Web Interfaces Marco Winckler, Christelle Farenc, Philippe Palanque & Rmi Bastide

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    Farenc, Christelle

    Designing Navigation for Web Interfaces Marco Winckler, Christelle Farenc, Philippe Palanque & Rémi for the Web. In this short paper, the emphasis is put upon navigation while other aspects such as struc- ture, Web interfaces, Statecharts, navigation design. INTRODUCTION Web user interfaces are quite different

  17. Some results for the prediction of carcinogenicity using hybrid systems Giuseppina Gini, Marco Lorenzini, Angela Vittore

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    Gini, Giuseppina

    Some results for the prediction of carcinogenicity using hybrid systems Giuseppina Gini, Marco for carcinogenicity according to human experts, developing a module able to recognize these fragments into a given chemical. To each fragment a carcinogenicity category was associated. Furthermore, we developed an ANN

  18. Evaluation Report of the San Marcos Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program.

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    Harrison, Helene W.

    The San Marcos Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program for 1972-73 was evaluated in this report. The program consisted of 684 students in grades K-5 in 4 elementary schools. The majority of these students were Mexican American with only 18% monolingual English speakers. The program's objectives were, first, to provide bilingual…

  19. References in Semi-infinite Optimization (collected by) Marco Lopez (University of Alicante)

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    References in Semi-infinite Optimization (collected by) Marco L´opez (University of Alicante) Georg Still (University of Twente) Contents: page Books and Proceedings on Semi-infinite Programming 1 Publikations in Semi-infinite Programming 2 Publikations in Generalized Semi-infinite Programming 50

  20. Application of Macro-Fiber-Composite Materials on UAV Marco Debiasi1

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    Debiasi, Marco

    1 Application of Macro-Fiber-Composite Materials on UAV Wings Marco Debiasi1 , Chan Woei Leong2 a technique for aerodynamic shaping of the airfoils of small- aircraft wings that utilizes macro-fiber-composite tangent to the airfoil surface lMFC = active length of the macro-fiber-composite patch lMFC = free

  1. Efficient Multi-foraging in Swarm Robotics Alexandre Campo and Marco Dorigo

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    birth to the field of optimal foraging. The hypothesis is that evolution has shaped individualEfficient Multi-foraging in Swarm Robotics Alexandre Campo and Marco Dorigo IRIDIA, CoDE, Universit´e Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium {acampo, mdorigo}@ulb.ac.be Abstract. In the multi-foraging task

  2. Rupture of a liposomal vesicle Marco A. Idiart and Yan Levin

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    Levin, Yan

    Rupture of a liposomal vesicle Marco A. Idiart and Yan Levin Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Caixa the liposomal size, internal solute concentration, and pore diameter is solved numerically. We find that dependent on the internal solute concentration and vesicle size, liposomes can stay pore free, nucleate

  3. Mars Cube One: MarCO First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission

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    Mars Cube One: MarCO First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission Voiceover by Andy Klesh In March of 2016 NASA will be launching the next Mars lander, InSight, from Vandenberg Air Force Base. InSight is a mission that will investigate the planet's interior to understand Mars' evolution. On board this rocket

  4. NIKVISION: NATURAL INTERACTION FOR KIDS Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra Baldasarri

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    Baldassarri, Sandra

    NIKVISION: NATURAL INTERACTION FOR KIDS Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra Baldasarri Advanced hardware, and the kid plays with it the same way he plays with any of his non technological toys elements and installation nor very restricted environment conditions. Regarding kid/computer interaction

  5. An Efficient XML Node Identification and Indexing Scheme Jan-Marco Bremer and Michael Gertz

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    Gertz, Michael

    An Efficient XML Node Identification and Indexing Scheme Jan-Marco Bremer and Michael Gertz all XML query languages. Current index structures that sup- port an efficient evaluation in existing approaches to XML indexing. 1. INTRODUCTION Path and tree pattern matching plays a crucial role

  6. CellFlood: Attacking Tor Onion Routers on the Cheap Marco V. Barbera1

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    Keromytis, Angelos D.

    CellFlood: Attacking Tor Onion Routers on the Cheap Marco V. Barbera1 , Vasileios P. Kemerlis2 a new Denial-of-Service attack against Tor Onion Routers and we study its feasibility and implications. In particular, we ex- ploit a design flaw in the way Tor software builds virtual circuits and demonstrate

  7. LaserGun: a Tool for Hybrid 3D Reconstruction Marco Fanfani and Carlo Colombo

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    Colombo, Carlo

    LaserGun: a Tool for Hybrid 3D Reconstruction Marco Fanfani and Carlo Colombo Computational Vision for the acquisition of 3D textured models of objects of desktop size using an hybrid computer vision framework. This framework combines active laser-based triangulation with passive motion estimation. The 3D models

  8. Solar EUV/UV and equatorial airglow measurements from San Marco-5

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    Schimdtke, G.; Doll, H.; Wita, C.; Chakrabarti, S.

    1991-01-01

    Preliminary results of the solar flux measurements performed by the Airglow-Solar Spectrometer Instrument (ASSI) aboard the San Marco-5 satellite in March-December 1988 are presented. Emphasis is placed on the in-flight performance of the ASSI, its in-flight calibration, and the planned scheme of the airglow modelling.

  9. Publications for Marco Tomamichel Tomamichel, M. (2016). Quantum Information Processing with

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    Müller, Dietmar

    2016-01-01

    ., Gisin, N. (2014). Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution with Local Bell Test. Physical Review X, 3 Finite Key Limits for Information Reconciliation in Quantum Key Distribution. 2014 IEEE InternationalPublications for Marco Tomamichel 2016 Tomamichel, M. (2016). Quantum Information Processing

  10. Orbital stability during the mapping and approach phases of the MarcoPolo-R spacecraft

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    Wickhusen, K.; Hussmann, H.; Oberst, J.; Luedicke, F.

    2012-09-01

    In support of the Marco-Polo-R mission we are analyzing the motion of the spacecraft in the vicinity of its primary target, the binary asteroid system 175706 (1996 FG3). We ran simulations in order to support the general mapping, the approach, and the sampling phase

  11. Stability and Evolution of Orbits around Binary Asteroids: Applications to the Marco Polo Mission Scenario

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    Wickhusen, K.; Oberst, J.; Hussmann, H.; Shi, X.; Damme, F.

    2011-10-01

    We have analyzed the orbit stability of a spacecraft moving around a small Near-Earth-Asteroid (NEA), focusing on the primary target of the Marco Polo Mission: 175706 (1996 FG3). The simulation showed that most orbits are unstable over time but under certain conditions the S/C stays in orbit without crashing or escaping into space.

  12. Project Marco Polo: Bridging the Gap between Natural and Social Sciences.

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    Bein, Frederick L.; Rea, Patrick

    1992-01-01

    Describes Project Marco Polo in which students, teachers, and staff from "National Geographic" and the U.S. Navy traveled to Japan. Reports that they studied Japanese culture, oceanography, and natural science while on the trip. Includes excerpts from field journals kept by the participants, photographs of the trip, and a map. (DK)

  13. Autocalibrated colloidal interaction measurements with extended optical traps Marco Polin, # Yohai Roichman, and David G. Grier +

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    Grier, David

    Auto­calibrated colloidal interaction measurements with extended optical traps Marco Polin, # Yohai and that statistically optimal analysis for optically­induced forces yields auto­calibrated measurements of the particles the statistical mechanics of interacting colloidal particles on a line trap. This discussion develops

  14. Auto-calibrated colloidal interaction measurements with extended optical traps Marco Polin,

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    Grier, David

    Auto-calibrated colloidal interaction measurements with extended optical traps Marco Polin, Yohai optimal analysis for optically-induced forces yields auto-calibrated measurements of the particles the statistical mechanics of interacting colloidal particles on a line trap. This discussion develops

  15. SYNTHESIS Economic game theory for mutualism and cooperation Marco Archetti,1,2

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    Pierce, Naomi E.

    REVIEW AND SYNTHESIS Economic game theory for mutualism and cooperation Marco Archetti,1,2 * Istva review recent work at the interface of economic game theory and evolutionary biology that provides new. (1) The theory of games with asymmetrical information shows that the right incentives allow hosts

  16. MarcoIslandFlorida.com Gulf oil spill news: BP successfully cuts pipe

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    MarcoIslandFlorida.com Gulf oil spill news: BP successfully cuts pipe by kevin lollar · klollar@news-press.com · June 3, 2010 Special coverage of the oil spill, including photos and video 12:30 p.m. METAIRIE, La Thursday the global oil giant was unprepared to fight a catastrophic deepwater oil spill. Chief executive

  17. Relation between Rotational and Translational Dynamic Heterogeneities in Water Marco G. Mazza,1

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    Weeks, Eric R.

    Relation between Rotational and Translational Dynamic Heterogeneities in Water Marco G. Mazza,1 of a translational heterogeneity, and that the fraction of molecules belonging to both kinds of heterogeneities. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations [6,7] have verified many of the predic- tions of the AG theory. While

  18. Final Educational Accomplishment Audit of the San Marcos Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program.

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    Prochnow, Harold G.

    The final audit report (1972)73) on the Bilingual Education Program of the San Marcos Independent School District critiques the quality of the project and the audit. The 5 sections of the audit are: (1) introductory and general comments on the quality of the project evaluation and the comparative findings of the project evaluation and the audit;…

  19. Spatial Organization Using Self-Organizing Neural Riccardo Rizzo, Marco Arrigo

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    Shipman, Frank

    Spatial Organization Using Self-Organizing Neural Networks Riccardo Rizzo, Marco Arrigo Italian by hand by the user. This can be complex if a large number of information is involved. Self-organizing are organized. These maps can be used as a navigation tool "per se" or as a starting point for more complex

  20. Development of New Grid-Fin Design for Aerodynamic Marco Debiasi1

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    Debiasi, Marco

    1 Development of New Grid-Fin Design for Aerodynamic Control Marco Debiasi1 Temasek Laboratories of attack = angle of the sharp leading edge = swept-back angle I. Introduction grid fin is an aerodynamic Aerodynamics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 28 June - 1 July 2010, and as Paper 2012-2909 at the 30th AIAA

  1. Behavioral and physiological antipredator responses of the San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana

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    Gabor, Caitlin - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    R. Davis , Caitlin R. Gabor Department of Biology, Population and Conservation Biology Program, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA H I G H L I G H Water-borne hormones Exposure to predatory stimuli typically results in the elevation of circulating

  2. The San Marcos River Habitat Conservation Plan: Using HCP's as a Tool for Ecological Restoration

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    Winters, J. M.; Howard, M. S.; Arsuffi, T. L.

    2005-05-01

    The San Marcos River in San Marcos, Hays County, Texas is a biologically unique system with several listed species found in the headwaters. Flowing from the Edwards Aquifer and the second largest spring system in Texas, the water is clear and thermally constant. The physical and biological character of the habitat within and surrounding the river has been severely degraded by human activity. As a means of dealing with the continued disturbance and finding a balance between human needs and conservation, the San Marcos River Habitat Conservation Plan was written as provided by Section 10(a) of the Endangered Species Act. The plan provides habitat mitigation for the fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola), Comal Springs riffle beetle, (Heterelmis comalensis), and San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), while allowing for incidental take resulting from specific restoration and management projects. We used a science-based ecological/experimental approach to address some of the problems and optimize solutions, including restoration of stream banks damaged from overuse, planning for permanent access points and trails, removal of silt deposits caused by extensive flood control structures, wet-pond construction, managing flow, and the control of submerged and emergent non-native vegetation to improve habitat and enhance recreation.

  3. Macrophage Receptor with Collagenous Structure (MARCO) Is Processed by either Macropinocytosis or Endocytosis-Autophagy Pathway

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    Hirano, Seishiro; Kanno, Sanae

    2015-01-01

    The Macrophage Receptor with COllagenous structure (MARCO) protein is a plasma membrane receptor for un-opsonized or environmental particles on phagocytic cells. Here, we show that MARCO was internalized either by ruffling of plasma membrane followed by macropinocytosis or by endocytosis followed by fusion with autophagosome in CHO-K1 cells stably transfected with GFP-MARCO. The macropinocytic process generated large vesicles when the plasma membrane subsided. The endocytosis/autophagosome (amphisome) generated small fluorescent puncta which were visible in the presence of glutamine, chloroquine, bafilomycin, ammonia, and other amines. The small puncta, but not the large vesicles, co-localized with LC3B and lysosomes. The LC3-II/LC3-I ratio increased in the presence of glutamine, ammonia, and chloroquine in various cells. The small puncta trafficked between the peri-nuclear region and the distal ends of cells back and forth at rates of up to 2–3 ?m/sec; tubulin, but not actin, regulated the trafficking of the small puncta. Besides phagocytosis MARCO, an adhesive plasma membrane receptor, may play a role in incorporation of various extracellular materials into the cell via both macropinocytic and endocytic pathways. PMID:26545255

  4. An outline of covariant quantum mechanics Josef Janyskay and Marco Modugnoz

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    JanyÂ?ka, Josef

    of a covariant formulation of quantum mechanics, including some recent results. In view of a possible compositeAn outline of covariant quantum mechanics Josef JanyŸskay and Marco Modugnoz y@dma.unifi.it Abstract. We outline a generally covariant formulation of quantum mechan­ ics for a scalar particle

  5. The topo-approach to spatial representation and reasoning Marco Aiello

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    Aiello, Marco

    Reasoning about space Spatial structures and spatial reasoning are essential to perception and cognitionThe topo-approach to spatial representation and reasoning Marco Aiello Dipartimento di Informatica relate to space. Qualitative spatial rep- resentation and reasoning places itself in between these two

  6. Unusually Low Barrier to Carbamate C-N Martin J. Deetz, Christopher C. Forbes, Marco Jonas,

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    Smith, Bradley D.

    Unusually Low Barrier to Carbamate C-N Rotation Martin J. Deetz, Christopher C. Forbes, Marco Jonas of an N-phenylcarbamate, the rotational barrier is lowered to 12.5 kcal/mol, but with N-(2-pyrimidyl)carbam-pyrimidyl) carbamates have C(car- bonyl)-N bonds that are on average 0.03 Å longer than for related N

  7. Current density functional theory of spontaneously magnetised solids H. Ebert and Marco Battocletti

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    Gross, E.K.U.

    of the present Letter is to in­ vestigate the orbital magnetic moment of spontaneously magnetised solidsCurrent density functional theory of spontaneously magnetised solids H. Ebert and Marco Battocletti solids is presented. We show that non­relativistic CDFT without spin­orbit coupling does not lead

  8. Modeling Sleep Modes Gains with Random Graphs Luca Chiaraviglio, Delia Ciullo, Marco Mellia, Michela Meo

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    Modeling Sleep Modes Gains with Random Graphs Luca Chiaraviglio, Delia Ciullo, Marco Mellia: the use of sleep modes in which devices can be put in low-power state, and the adoption of energy the potential gains that can be achieved by adopting sleep modes in networks where energy proportional devices

  9. Variability in the bio-optical properties of Mayagez Bay Marcos A. Rosado Torres

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Variability in the bio-optical properties of Mayagüez Bay by Marcos A. Rosado Torres A thesis of such variability. High temporal and spatial variability was found for all the bio-optical properties. Several temporal y espacial fue encontrada en todas las propiedades bio-ópticas. Varias provincias ópticas fueron

  10. An Empirical Study of API Usability Marco Piccioni, Carlo A. Furia, and Bertrand Meyer

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    Meyer, Bertrand

    An Empirical Study of API Usability Marco Piccioni, Carlo A. Furia, and Bertrand Meyer ETH Zurich Interfaces (APIs). Usability is therefore a funda- mental goal of API design, but rigorous empirical studies of API usability are still relatively uncommon. In this paper, we present the design of an API usability

  11. An Analysis of Clarification Dialogue for Question Answering Marco De Boni

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    domain question answering systems such as the ones presented at the TREC workshops, apart from , pp. 48-55 Proceedings of HLT-NAACL 2003 #12;2 The TREC Context Experiments The TREC-2001 QA trackAn Analysis of Clarification Dialogue for Question Answering Marco De Boni School of Computing

  12. PROACTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH HANDHELD DEVICES Lus Carrio, Marco S, Pedro Antunes

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    Antunes, Pedro

    PROACTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH HANDHELD DEVICES Luís Carriço, Marco Sá, Pedro Antunes La-016 Lisboa, Portugal {lmc, marcosa, paa}@di.fc.ul.pt Keywords: Psychotherapy, Active Applications, Building UI, Usability, PDA. Abstract: This paper presents a set of components that support psychotherapy

  13. MOBILE DEVICES FOR ACTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY Lus Carrio, Pedro Antunes, Marco S

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    Antunes, Pedro

    MOBILE DEVICES FOR ACTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY Luís Carriço, Pedro Antunes, Marco Sá LasiGE, Departamento the construction of personalized therapy applications for psychotherapy. One provides patients the required access to psychotherapy artifacts, enabling an adequate and tailored aid and motivation for fulfillment of common therapy

  14. Managing Latency in Complex Augmented Reality Systems Marco C. Jacobs* Mark A. Livingston Andrei State

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    State, Andrei

    Managing Latency in Complex Augmented Reality Systems Marco C. Jacobs* Mark A. Livingston Andrei with the real world is crucial in augmented reality (AR) sys- tems. The data from user-input devices, tracking and Techniques]: Interaction Techniques. Additional Keywords: Augmented Reality, Latency Management, Ultrasound

  15. Model-Based Compressive Sensing Richard G. Baraniuk, Volkan Cevher, Marco F. Duarte, Chinmay Hegde

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    Cevher, Volkan

    Model-Based Compressive Sensing Richard G. Baraniuk, Volkan Cevher, Marco F. Duarte, Chinmay Hegde Abstract Compressive sensing (CS) is an alternative to Shannon/Nyquist sampling for acquisition of sparse demonstrate the validity and applicability of our new theory and algorithms. Index Terms Compressive sensing

  16. Model-Based Compressive Sensing Richard G. Baraniuk, Volkan Cevher, Marco F. Duarte, Chinmay Hegde

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    Qiu, Robert Caiming

    Model-Based Compressive Sensing Richard G. Baraniuk, Volkan Cevher, Marco F. Duarte, Chinmay Hegde Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Rice University Abstract Compressive sensing (CS the validity and applicability of our new theory and algorithms. Index Terms Compressive sensing, sparsity

  17. Compressive Sensing with Unknown Parameters Marco Rossi(), Alexander M. Haimovich(), and Yonina C. Eldar()

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    Eldar, Yonina

    Compressive Sensing with Unknown Parameters Marco Rossi(), Alexander M. Haimovich(), and Yonina C.m.haimovich}@njit.edu, yonina@ee.technion.ac.il Abstract--This work addresses target detection from a set of compressive sensing localization using compressive sensing in the spatial domain, i.e., the use of an undersampled MIMO radar array

  18. Pearl's Calculus of Intervention Is Complete Yimin Huang and Marco Valtorta

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    Valtorta, Marco

    Pearl's Calculus of Intervention Is Complete Yimin Huang and Marco Valtorta Department of Computer acyclic graph that represents causal relation- ships. We first review Pearl's work on this topic [Pearl of this algorithm, we prove that the three basic do-calculus rules that Pearl presents are complete, in the sense

  19. Chapter Title: Disaster Recovery Planning Authors: Marco Cremonini and Pierangela Samarati, Universit di Milano

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    Samarati, Pierangela

    1 Chapter Title: Disaster Recovery Planning Authors: Marco Cremonini and Pierangela Samarati AND RECOVERY System Configurations, Software and Disaster Recovery Plan Backup Data Backup Backup and Recovery FOR WEB­BASED HOSTING SERVICES DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING TEMPLATE CONCLUSIONS Glossary Alternate Site

  20. ARQUITECTURAS DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMAO E A INICIATIVA MDA MARCO COSTA*

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    ARQUITECTURAS DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO E A INICIATIVA MDA MARCO COSTA* e ALBERTO RODRIGUES DA Management Group MDA approach and two concrete initiatives, Codagen and XIS. RESUMO A Arquitectura de comparação e discussão entre diversas abordagens existentes para a formalização de arquitecturas de sistemas

  1. MarcoPolo-R: Near Earth Asteroid Sample Return Mission in ESA assessment study phase

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    Barucci, M. A.; Michel, P.; Cheng, A.; Böhnhardt, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Dotto, E.; Ehrenfreund, P.; Franchi, I. A.; Green, S. F.; Lara, L. M.; Marty, B.; Koschny, D.

    2012-04-01

    MarcoPolo-R is a sample return mission to a primitive Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) selected in February 2011 for the Assessment Study Phase in the framework of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2 program. MarcoPolo-R is a European-led mission with a proposed NASA contribution. MarcoPolo-R takes advantage of three industrial studies completed as part of the previous Marco Polo mission (see ESA/SRE (2009)3). The aim of the new Assessment Study is to reduce the cost of the mission while maintaining its high science level, on the basis of advanced studies and technologies, optimization of the mission, and consolidation of the collaboration with other partners (NASA, AEB…). The main goal of the MarcoPolo-R mission is to return unaltered NEA material for detailed analysis in ground-based laboratories. The limited sampling provided by meteorites does not offer the most primitive material available in near-Earth space. More primitive material, having experienced less alteration on the asteroid, will be more friable and would not survive atmospheric entry in any discernible amount. Only in Earth laboratories can instruments measure the individual components of the complex mixture of materials that forms an asteroid regolith with the necessary precision and sensitivity to determine their precise chemical and isotopic composition. Such measurements are vital for revealing the evidence of stellar, interstellar medium, pre-solar nebula and parent body processes that are retained in primitive asteroidal material, unaltered by atmospheric entry or terrestrial contamination. It is no surprise therefore that sample return missions are considered a priority by a number of the leading space agencies. MarcoPolo-R will rendezvous with a unique kind of target, a primitive binary NEA, scientifically characterize it at multiple scales, and return a unique pristine sample to Earth unaltered by the atmospheric entry process or terrestrial weathering. The baseline target of MarcoPolo-R is the primitive binary NEA (175706) 1996 FG3, which offers a very efficient operational and technical mission profile. A binary target also provides enhanced science return: the choice of this target will allow new investigations to be performed including those of the fascinating geology and geophysics of asteroids that are impossible to obtain from a single object. Precise measurements of the mutual orbit and rotation state of both components can be used to probe higher-level harmonics of the gravitational potential, and therefore the internal structure. A unique opportunity is offered to study the dynamical evolution driven by the YORP/ Yarkovsky thermal effects. Possible migration of regolith on the primary from poles to equator allows the increasing maturity of asteroidal regolith with time to be expressed as a latitude-dependent trend, with the most-weathered material at the equator matching what is seen in the secondary. MarcoPolo-R will allow us to study the most primitive materials available to investigate early solar system formation processes. Moreover, MarcoPolo-R will provide a sample from a known target with known geological context. Direct investigation of both the regolith and fresh interior fragments is also impossible by any means other than sample return.

  2. Dr. Marco Marra: Pioneer and Visionary in Cancer Genomics Research | Office of Cancer Genomics

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    Dr. Marco Marra is a highly distinguished genomics and bioinformatics researcher. He is the Director of Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency and holds a faculty position at the University of British Columbia. The Centre is a state-of-the-art sequencing facility in Vancouver, Canada, with a major focus on the study of cancers.  Many of their research projects are undertaken in collaborations with other Canadian and international institutions.

  3. Uranium series isotopes concentration in sediments at San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Méndez-García, C.; Montero-Cabrera, M. E.; Renteria-Villalobos, M.; García-Tenorio, R.

    2008-01-01

    Spatial and temporal distribution of the radioisotopes concentrations were determined in sediments near the surface and core samples extracted from two reservoirs located in an arid region close to Chihuahua City, Mexico. At San Marcos reservoir one core was studied, while from Luis L. Leon reservoir one core from the entrance and another one close to the wall were investigated. ²³²Th-series, ²³?U-series, ??K and ¹³?Cs activity concentrations (AC, Bq kg?¹) were determined by gamma spectrometry with a high purity Ge detector. ²³?U and ²³?U ACs were obtained by liquid scintillation and alpha spectrometry with a surface barrier detector. Dating of core sediments was performed applying CRS method to ²¹?Pb activities. Results were verified by ¹³?Cs AC. Resulting activity concentrations were compared among corresponding surface and core sediments. High ²³?U-series AC values were found in sediments from San Marcos reservoir, because this site is located close to the Victorino uranium deposit. Low AC values found in Luis L. Leon reservoir suggest that the uranium present in the source of the Sacramento – Chuviscar Rivers is not transported up to the Conchos River. Activity ratios (AR) ²³?U/²³?U and ²³?U/²²?Ra in sediments have values between 0.9–1.2, showing a behavior close to radioactive equilibrium in the entire basin. ²³²Th/²³?U, ²²?Ra/²²?Ra ARs are witnesses of the different geological origin of sediments from San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs.

  4. Fabio Alfieri Manish K. Tiwari

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    Daraio, Chiara

    with experimental measurements on an especially designed thermal test vehicle that simulates a four tier chip stack fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of heat transfer in stacked chips with integrated cooling can

  5. envylight [fabio pellacini, dartmouth college

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    Pellacini, Fabio

    natural illumina1on #12;[Debevec 1998] #12;#12;original goal #12;#12;ligh=ng feature to choose edit params #12;·prior work: illumina1on brush ­[okabe et al 2007] ­focus;·materials: maBe to glossy #12;·illumina1on: indoor to outdoor #12;·features: number

  6. Science of Marco Polo : Near-Earth Object Sample Return Mission

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    Barucci, M. A.; Yoshikawa, Makoto; Koschny, Detlef; Boehnhardt, Hermann; Brucato, J. Robert; Coradini, Marcello; Dotto, Elisabetta; Franchi, Ian A.; Green, Simon F.; Josset, Jean-Luc; Michel, Patrick; Kawagushi, Jun; Muinonen, Karri; Oberst, Juergen; Yano, Hajime; Binzel, Richard P.

    MARCO POLO is a joint European-Japanese sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object (NEO), selected by ESA in the framework of COSMIC VISION for an assessment study. This Euro-Asian mission will go to a primitive NEO, such as C or D type, scientifically characterize it at multiple scales, and bring samples back to Earth for detailed scientific investigation. NEOs are part of the small body population in the solar system, which are leftover building blocks of the solar system formation process. They offer important clues to the chemical mixture from which planets formed about 4.6 billion years ago. The scientific objectives of Marco Polo will therefore contribute to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, the Earth, and possibly Life itself. Marco Polo is based on a launch with a Soyuz Fregat and consists of a Mother Spacecraft (MSC), possibly carrying a lander. The MSC would approach the target asteroid and spend a few months for global characterization of the target to select a sampling site. Then, the MSC would then descend to retrieve, using a "touch and go" manoeuvre, several samples which will be transferred to a Sample Return Capsule (SRC). The MSC would return to Earth and release the SRC into the atmosphere for ground recovery. The sample of the NEO will then be available for detailed investigation in ground-based laboratories. The scientific objectives addressed by the mission and the current status of the mission study (ESA-JAXA) will be presented and discussed.

  7. Uranium series isotopes concentration in sediments at San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Méndez-García, C.; Renteria-Villalobos, M.; García-Tenorio, R.; Montero-Cabrera, M. E.

    2014-07-01

    Spatial and temporal distribution of the radioisotopes concentrations were determined in sediments near the surface and core samples extracted from two reservoirs located in an arid region close to Chihuahua City, Mexico. At San Marcos reservoir one core was studied, while from Luis L. Leon reservoir one core from the entrance and another one close to the wall were investigated. 232Th-series, 238U-series, 40K and 137Cs activity concentrations (AC, Bq kg-1) were determined by gamma spectrometry with a high purity Ge detector. 238U and 234U ACs were obtained by liquid scintillation and alpha spectrometry with a surface barrier detector. Dating of core sediments was performed applying CRS method to 210Pb activities. Results were verified by 137Cs AC. Resulting activity concentrations were compared among corresponding surface and core sediments. High 238U-series AC values were found in sediments from San Marcos reservoir, because this site is located close to the Victorino uranium deposit. Low AC values found in Luis L. Leon reservoir suggest that the uranium present in the source of the Sacramento - Chuviscar Rivers is not transported up to the Conchos River. Activity ratios (AR) 234U/overflow="scroll">238U and 238U/overflow="scroll">226Ra in sediments have values between 0.9-1.2, showing a behavior close to radioactive equilibrium in the entire basin. 232Th/overflow="scroll">238U, 228Ra/overflow="scroll">226Ra ARs are witnesses of the different geological origin of sediments from San Marcos and Luis L. Leon reservoirs.

  8. Evaluation of Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters to Quantify Flow From Comal Springs and San Marcos Springs, Texas

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    Gary, Marcus O.; Gary, Robin H.; Asquith, William H.

    2008-01-01

    Comal Springs and San Marcos Springs are the two largest springs in Texas, are major discharge points for the San Antonio segment of the Edwards aquifer, and provide habitat for several Federally listed endangered species that depend on adequate springflows for survival. It is therefore imperative that the Edwards Aquifer Authority have accurate and timely springflow data to guide resource management. Discharge points for Comal Springs and San Marcos Springs are submerged in Landa Lake and in Spring Lake, respectively. Flows from the springs currently (2008) are estimated by the U.S Geological Survey in real time as surface-water discharge from conventional stage-discharge ratings at sites downstream from each spring. Recent technological advances and availability of acoustic Doppler velocity meters (ADVMs) now provide tools to collect data (stream velocity) related to springflow that could increase accuracy of real-time estimates of the springflows. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Edwards Aquifer Authority, did a study during May 2006 through September 2007 to evaluate ADVMs to quantify flow from Comal and San Marcos Springs. The evaluation was based on two monitoring approaches: (1) placement of ADVMs in important spring orifices - spring run 3 and spring 7 at Comal Springs, and diversion spring at San Marcos Springs; and (2) placement of ADVMs at the nearest flowing streams - Comal River new and old channels for Comal Springs, Spring Lake west and east outflow channels and current (2008) San Marcos River streamflow-gaging site for San Marcos Springs. For Comal Springs, ADVM application at spring run 3 and spring 7 was intended to indicate whether the flows of spring run 3 and spring 7 can be related to total springflow. The findings indicate that velocity data from both discharge features, while reflecting changes in flow, do not reliably show a direct relation to measured streamflow and thus to total Comal Springs flow. ADVMs at the Comal River new channel and old channel sites provide data that potentially could yield more accurate real-time estimates of total Comal Springs flow than streamflow measured at the downstream Comal River site. For San Marcos Springs, the findings indicate shortcomings with ADVM installations at diversion spring and in the west and east outflow channels. However, the accuracy of streamflow measured at the San Marcos River gage as an estimate of real-time San Marcos Springs flow could potentially be increased through use of ADVM data from that site.

  9. Marco Polo, a JAXA-ESA sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object

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    Vernazza, P.

    2009-04-01

    Marco Polo is a sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). It is proposed to be performed in collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA). Both JAXA and ESA are currently performing Phase-A studies for this mission; within ESA, the mission is studied as part of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme. The main objective of the mission is to return unmodified material from a primitive NEO to the Earth to allow its accurate analysis in ground-based laboratories. These primitive NEOs are part of the small body population that represents the leftover building blocks of the Solar System formation process. They offer important clues to the chemical mixture from which the planets formed about 4.6 billion years ago and carry records both of the Solar System's birth and early phases. In addition, the mission will allow studying the geological evolution and physical properties of small bodies. Marco Polo will provide the first opportunity for detailed laboratory study of the most primitive materials that formed the terrestrial planets and advance our understanding of some of the fundamental issues in the origin and early evolution of the Solar System, the Earth and possibly life itself. Determining the physical properties of a NEO will also help assessing mitigation strategies for the impact risk of such an object on the Earth. This presentation will focus on the ESA side of the assessment study. The technical development status in Europe will be presented.

  10. MARCO POLO: A Near Earth Object Sample Return Mission in the ESA program Cosmic Vision 2015-2025

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    Dotto, Elisabetta; Barucci, M. A.; Yoshikawa, M.; Koschny, D.; Boehnhardt, H.; Brucato, J. R.; Coradini, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Green, S. F.; Josset, J. L.; Kawaguchi, J.; Michel, P.; Muinonen, K.; Oberst, J.; Yano, H.; Binzel, R. P.

    2009-09-01

    Marco Polo is a sample return mission to a Near Earth Object. In October 2007 this mission passed the first evaluation process in the framework of the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 context. The primary objectives of this mission is to visit a primitive NEO, to characterize it at multiple scales, and to bring samples back to Earth. Marco Polo will give us the first opportunity for detailed laboratory study of the most primitive materials that formed the planets. This will allow us to improve our knowledge of the processes which governed the origin and early evolution of the Solar System, and possibly of life on Earth.

  11. Sample return from a Near Earth Object: Future perspectives from Marco Polo.

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    Brucato, John Robert; Barucci, M. A.; Boehnhardt, Hermann; Dotto, Elisabetta; Franchi, Ian; Green, Simon F.; Josset, Jean-Luc; Michel, Patrick; Muinonen, Karri; Oberst, Juergen; Binzel, Richard P.; Koschny, Detlef; Agnolon, David; Romstedt, Jens

    We are entering in a new era of space exploration defined by sample return missions. The study of extraterrestrial samples in the laboratory has given us many insights to Solar System formation and evolution, but is hampered by having to rely on the arrival of meteorites -fairly random samples from asteroids, the Moon and Mars. There is now increased interest from the scientific community in the acquisition of samples from specific parent-bodies; this is reflected by proposals for an increasing number of sample return missions within international programs of Solar System exploration. The study of extraterrestrial samples in laboratory provides new opportunities to advance fun-damental issues on the origin and evolution of the Solar System, on primordial cosmochemistry and on nature of the building blocks of terrestrial planets. Samples returned from primitive carbonaceous small bodies could help us in deciphering relevant clues on the origin and early evolution of life on Earth. Once returned on Earth, samples will undergo preliminary charac-terization and classification within dedicated sample curation facilities before being delivered to worldwide laboratories for detailed investigation of the elemental and isotopic compositions, mineralogy, petrology, organic and interstellar grain inventories, etc. The samples returned from the surface of a primitive NEO will contain material more primitive than currently avail-able from meteorites as this is generally lost during atmospheric entry, with only more coherent meteorites, the product of asteroidal modification, surviving to be collected on the surface of the Earth. Marco Polo was shortlisted for the assessment phase of ESA's Cosmic Vision program to perform a sample return from a primitive Near-Earth Object (NEO), such as a C-or D-type asteroid or extinct comet. Although the scientific objectives were very highly rated it was not selected for mission development as an ESA-only Medium Mission because it exceeded cost envelope. However, in view of the evolving international context, Marco Polo has gathered the interest of a huge scientific community and it is now proposed as a potential participation in missions currently under discussion within other agencies. In this talk Marco Polo's scientific case and future perspectives will be presented.

  12. Avalanches and Self-Organized Criticality in Superconductors Rinke J. Wijngaarden, Marco S. Welling, Christof M. Aegerter and Mariela Menghini

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    Wijngaarden, Rinke J.

    Avalanches and Self-Organized Criticality in Superconductors Rinke J. Wijngaarden, Marco S. Welling and avalanches. Using the magneto-optical technique, the spatial distribution of the vortex density in the sample' are determined and compared to the exponents that char- acterize the avalanches in the framework of Self

  13. 3-D BODY POSTURE TRACKING FOR HUMAN ACTION TEMPLATE MATCHING Massimiliano Pierobon, Marco Marcon, Augusto Sarti and Stefano Tubaro

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    Marcon, Marco

    3-D BODY POSTURE TRACKING FOR HUMAN ACTION TEMPLATE MATCHING Massimiliano Pierobon, Marco Marcon common in an independent camera-by-camera analysis. A Shape Descrip- tor of human body is obtained surveillance systems, human-computer gestural interaction researches, robot skill learn- ing and in many others

  14. Thermodynamics of the Hydroxyl Radical Addition to Isoprene Marco A. Allodi, Karl N. Kirschner,*, and George C. Shields*,

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    Blake, Geoffrey

    Thermodynamics of the Hydroxyl Radical Addition to Isoprene Marco A. Allodi, Karl N. Kirschner Oxidation of isoprene by the hydroxyl radical leads to tropospheric ozone formation. Consequently, a more common first step in the oxidation of isoprene is the formation of an adduct, with the hydroxyl radical

  15. Can Machine Learning Be Secure? Marco Barreno Blaine Nelson Russell Sears Anthony D. Joseph J. D. Tygar

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    Tygar, Doug

    Can Machine Learning Be Secure? Marco Barreno Blaine Nelson Russell Sears Anthony D. Joseph J. D,nelsonb,sears,adj,tygar}@cs.berkeley.edu ABSTRACT Machine learning systems offer unparalled flexibility in deal- ing with evolving input a framework for answering the question, "Can machine learn- ing be secure?" Novel contributions of this paper

  16. THERMAP: the mid-infrared (8-16 µm) spectro-imager of the ESA Marco Polo R mission

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    Groussin, O.; Licandro, J.; Helbert, J.; Alí Lagoa, V.; Brageot, E.; Davidsson, B.; Delbó, M.; Delsanti, A.; Garcia-Talavera, M. R.; Green, S.; Jorda, L.; Knollenberg, J.; Kührt, E.; Lamy, P.; Lellouch, E.; Levacher, P.; Reynaud, J.-L.; Rozitis, B.; Sunshine, J.; Vernazza, P.

    2013-09-01

    THERMAP is a mid-infrared (8-16 ?m) spectroimager, selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) in February 2013 for the scientific payload of the Marco Polo R M-class mission. We present in this paper the instrument and its scientific objectives.

  17. Japan's Future Plans for Missions to Primitive Bodies: Hayabusa-2, Hayabusa-Mk2, and Marco Polo

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    Yoshikawa, M.; Yano, H.; Kawaguchi, J.; Hayabusa-2 Pre-Project Team; Small Body Exploration Wg

    2008-03-01

    In Japan, we have studied about the future missions to primitive bodies in the solar system after Hayabusa mission. The new missions are called Hayabusa-2 and Hayabusa-Mk2. Hayabusa-Mk2 is now considered as Marco Polo with European researchers.

  18. VTL Zone-Aware Path Cloaking Algorithm Bin Zan Peng Hao* Marco Gruteser XueGang Ban*

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    Gruteser, Marco

    VTL Zone-Aware Path Cloaking Algorithm Bin Zan Peng Hao* Marco Gruteser XueGang Ban* WINLAB conditions but do not achieve both. In this paper, we propose a virtual trip line zone-aware path cloaking the intersections of interest and the path cloaking algorithm uses entropy-estimates to decide whether the data can

  19. Energy Savings via Dead Sub-Block Prediction Marco A. Z. Alves Khubaib Eiman Ebrahimi Veynu T. Narasiman

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    Patt, Yale

    Energy Savings via Dead Sub-Block Prediction Marco A. Z. Alves Khubaib Eiman Ebrahimi Veynu T becoming dead (i.e., never accessed again). This results in considerable energy waste since 1) data necessary. We propose the Dead Sub-Block Predictor (DSBP) to predict which sub-blocks of a cache line

  20. Supervised localization of cell nuclei on TMA images Alessandro Ibba Robert P.W. Duin Marco Loog

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    Supervised localization of cell nuclei on TMA images Alessandro Ibba Robert P.W. Duin Marco Loog.loog}@tudelft.nl Abstract We consider the problem of localizing renal cancer cell nuclei in Tissue Micro Array (TMA) images candidate nuclei, while the subsequent phase employs a trained classifier to prune the candidate cell nuclei

  1. Learning invariant face recognition from examples Marco K. Muller, Michael Tremer, Christian Bodenstein, and Rolf P. Wurtz

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    Würtz, Rolf P.

    Learning invariant face recognition from examples Marco K. M¨uller, Michael Tremer, Christian of face recognition in different situations we propose a learning process that separates learning the camera view, back- ground, hairstyle, accessories worn, facial expression, and aging. Invariant face

  2. Curriculum di Marco Andreatta Born on 6.12.1958 in Trento, address Via Anzoletti n. 14, Trento, Italy.

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    Andreatta, Marco

    Curriculum di Marco Andreatta Born on 6.12.1958 in Trento, address Via Anzoletti n. 14, Trento Visiting, MSRI Berkley, U.S.A., November. 1993 Visiting Professor, Max-Planck-Institute, Bonn, De, May-June. 1994 Visiting Professor, Max-Planck-Inst.,Bonn, De, September- December 1996 Visiting Professor, Max

  3. Compressive Imaging for Video Representation and Coding Michael B. Wakin, Jason N. Laska, Marco F. Duarte, Dror Baron, Shriram Sarvotham

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    Compressive Imaging for Video Representation and Coding Michael B. Wakin, Jason N. Laska, Marco F, compressive sensing, imaging, incoherent projections, linear programming, random matrices, sparsity, video 1, compressing raw data can be com- putationally demanding, particularly in the case of video. While there may

  4. This article was downloaded by: [Texas State University, San Marcos] On: 16 May 2014, At: 06:46

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    Upchurch, Gary - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    University, San Marcos, TX, USA (Received 29 October 2013; accepted 4 February 2014) Light pollution can communities. Keywords: light pollution; stream ecology; urban ecology;://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tjfe20 Effect of artificial light on the drift of aquatic insects in urban central Texas streams Monika

  5. Multi-Exposure Document Fusion Based on Edge-Intensities Marco Block, Maxim Schaubert, Fabian Wiesel, and Raul Rojas

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    Rojas, Raúl

    Multi-Exposure Document Fusion Based on Edge-Intensities Marco Block, Maxim Schaubert, Fabian algorithm for fusioning im- ages of text-documents taken with different exposures. It is compared to several standard block oriented exposure- and focus-blending-algorithms. The recognition rate of a pub- licly

  6. Solar EUV irradiance from the San Marco ASSI - A reference spectrum

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    Schmidtke, Gerhard; Woods, Thomas N.; Worden, John; Rottman, Gary J.; Doll, Harry; Wita, Claus; Solomon, Stanley C.

    1992-01-01

    The only satellite measurement of the solar EUV irradiance during solar cycle 22 has been obtained with the Airglow Solar Spectrometer Instrument (ASSI) aboard the San Marco 5 satellite flown in 1988. The ASSI in-flight calibration parameters are established by using the internal capabilities of ASSI and by comparing ASSI results to the results from other space-based experiments on the ASSI calibration rocket and the Solar Mesospheric Explorer (SME). A solar EUV irradiance spectrum derived from ASSI observations on November 10, 1988 is presented as a reference spectrum for moderate solar activity for the aeronomy community. This ASSI spectrum should be considered as a refinement and extension of the solar EUV spectrum published for the same day by Woods and Rottman (1990).

  7. THERMAP : a mid-infrared spectro-imager for the Marco Polo R mission

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    Groussin, O.; Brageot, E.; Reynaud, J.-L.; Lamy, P.; Jorda, L.; Licandro, J.; Helbert, J.; Knollenberg, J.; Kührt, E.; Delbó, M.

    2012-09-01

    We present THERMAP, a mid-infrared (8-16 ?m) spectro-imager based on uncooled micro-bolometer detector arrays. Due to the recent technological development of these detectors, which have undergone significant improvements in the last decade, we wanted to test their performances for a space mission to small bodies in the inner Solar System. THERMAP was selected by ESA in January 2012 for a one year assessment study, in the framework of a call for declaration of interest in science instrumentation for the Marco Polo R Cosmic Vision mission. In this paper, we present some results of this study and in particular demonstrate that the new generation of uncooled micro-bolometer detectors has all the imaging and spectroscopic capabilities to fulfill the scientific objectives of the Marco Polo R mission. THERMAP scientific objectives - The midinfrared instrument of the Marco Polo R mission must be able i) to determine the surface temperature by mapping the entire surface with an absolute accuracy of at least 5 K (goal 1 K) above 200 K, ii) to determine the thermal inertia with an accuracy of 10% and iii) to determine the surface composition by mapping the entire surface with a spectral resolution of 70 between 8 and 16 ?m. The above mappings should be performed with a spatial resolution of 10 m for the entire surface (global characterization) and 10 cm for the sampling sites (local characterization). THERMAP imaging capabilities - In order to test the imaging capabilities of the THERMAP uncooled microbolometer detector, we set up an experiment based on a 640x480 ULIS micro-bolometer array, a germanium objective and a black body. Using the results of this experiment, we show that calibrated radiometric images can be obtained down to at least 258 K (lower limit of our experiment), and that two calibration points are sufficient to determine the absolute scene temperature with an accuracy better than 1.5 K. An extrapolation to lower temperatures provides an accuracy of about 5 K at 180 K, the lowest temperature the detector can measure. THERMAP spectroscopic capabilites - In order to test the spectroscopic performances of the detector, we added flux attenuating neutral density mid-infrared filters (transmittance: 50%, 10%, 1%) to our experiment. Our results show that we can perform spectroscopic measurements with a spectral resolution R=40-80 in the wavelength range 8-16 ?m for a scene temperature larger than 300 K, the typical surface temperature of a Near Earth Asteroid at 1 AU from the Sun. THERMAP preliminary design - From the above results, we defined a preliminary design for the instrument. THERMAP is a mid-infrared (8-16 ?m) spectro-imager based on two uncooled microbolometer arrays. It is composed of two channels, one for imaging and one for spectroscopy. A flip mirror allows switching between the two channels. Calibration is performed using deep space and two black bodies at known temperature. The design of the THERMAP instrument has a strong heritage from the MERTIS instrument on board Bepi-Colombo [1], which guarantees its feasibility and reliability. Our design is very flexible in term of operations, which is fundamental for a mission to a binary asteroid system (1996 FG3). The THERMAP instrument will be proposed for Marco Polo R and any future space missions to small bodies in the inner solar system.

  8. A joint JAXA-ESA mission to return a sample from an asteroid - Marco Polo

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    Green, Simon; Barucci, Antonella; Yoshikawa, Makoto; Koschny, Detlef; Böhnhardt, Hermann; Brucato, John; Coradini, Marcello; Dotto, Elizabetta; Franchi, Ian; Josset, Jean-Luc; Kawaguchi, Junichero; Michel, Patrick; Muinonen, Karri; Oberst, Jürgen; Yano, Hajime; Binzel, Richard

    2008-09-01

    Marco Polo is a joint European-Japanese sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object (NEO), selected by ESA for an assessment phase study in the frame of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme. The primary objective is to return unaltered materials from a primitive Near Earth Object (NEO) to the Earth. NEOs are part of the small body population that represents the primitive leftover building blocks of the Solar System formation process. They offer important clues to the chemical mixture from which the planets formed about 4.6 billion years ago and carry records both of the Solar System's birth/early phases and of the geological evolution of small bodies. This mission will provide the opportunity for detailed laboratory study of the most primitive materials that formed the terrestrial planets and advance our understanding of some of the fundamental issues in the origin and early evolution of the Solar System, the Earth and possibly life itself.

  9. A launch strategy for high-inclination orbit missions from the San Marco Equatorial Range

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    Rinalducci, Antonio

    The San Marco Equatorial Range (SMER), due to its favourable geographic position (less than three degrees away from the Equator), has represented an ideal launch facility to achieve low-inclination and equatorial orbits. However, safety restrictions does not allow to achieve high-inclination orbits by in-plane launch maneuvers, requiring a large fuel expense for plane-change by means of the so called dog-leg maneuver. A guidance system has been developed to execute the out-of-plane maneuver during the guided ascent phase, in order to reduce the ?v required for plane changes. The numerical test of this guidance algorithm showed satisfying performances in terms of orbit acquisition (small errors on the orbital elements); at the same time, it proved itself capable to execute plane-change maneuvers, allowing signifiant reductions in fuel consumption with respect to the dog-leg technique.

  10. Uranium in the Surrounding of San Marcos-Sacramento River Environment (Chihuahua, Mexico)

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    Rentería-Villalobos, Marusia; Cortés, Manuel Reyes; Mantero, Juan; Manjón, Guillermo; García-Tenorio, Rafael; Herrera, Eduardo; Montero-Cabrera, Maria Elena

    2012-01-01

    The main interest of this study is to assess whether uranium deposits located in the San Marcos outcrops (NW of Chihuahua City, Mexico) could be considered as a source of U-isotopes in its surrounding environment. Uranium activity concentrations were determined in biota, ground, and surface water by either alpha or liquid scintillation spectrometries. Major ions were analyzed by ICP-OES in surface water and its suspended matter. For determining uranium activity in biota, samples were divided in parts. The results have shown a possible lixiviation and infiltration of uranium from geological substrate into the ground and surface water, and consequently, a transfer to biota. Calculated annual effective doses by ingestion suggest that U-isotopes in biota could not negligibly contribute to the neighboring population dose. By all these considerations, it is concluded that in this zone there is natural enhancement of uranium in all environmental samples analyzed in the present work. PMID:22536148

  11. San Marco D/L solar array system design and performance

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    Diruscio, M.; Agneni, A.; Day, J. H., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    The design and performance of the solar array system for the San Marco D/L spacecraft is described in detail. The solar array system design is shown to be suitable for spacecraft which have elastically sensitized outer surfaces to measure aerodynamic forces. However, the performance of this solar array system is shown to be at least 30 percent less efficient than conventional spacecraft solar array designs. An on-board experiment to compare the in-flight performances of Si and GaAs solar cell panels is also described. Preflight performance data show that at beginning-of-life, air mass zero solar illumination, 28 C and peak power output the Si panels are at last 20 percent less efficient than the GaAs panels.

  12. Geochemical evaluation of the geothermal resources in the San Marcos region, Guatemala

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    Fournier, R.O.; Hanshaw, B.B.

    1986-01-01

    The chemical and isotopic compositions of hot springs in the San Marcos region of Guatemala are internally consistent with a hydrologic model in which a deep 240??C reservoir and one or more shallow 195-200??C reservoirs are present. Variations in hot-spring water compositions results from a combination of boiling, mixing with cold, dilute water, and chemical re-equilibration with decreasing temperature. The recharge water for the deep 240??C reservoir is isotopically heavier than the local meteoric water and probably comes from many kilometers to the west or southwest. The water in the shallow reservoir is a mixture of the 240??C water with about 20 ?? 5% of cold, locally derived meteoric water. After mixing, the water in the shallow reservoir re-equilibrates with reservoir rock at 195-200??C. In some places additional mixing with cold water occurs after water leaves the shallow reservoir. ?? 1986.

  13. Macrophage receptor with collagenous structure (MARCO) is a dynamic adhesive molecule that enhances uptake of carbon nanotubes by CHO-K1 Cells

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    Hirano, Seishiro; Fujitani, Yuji; Furuyama, Akiko; Kanno, Sanae

    2012-02-15

    The toxicity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a highly promising nanomaterial, is similar to that of asbestos because both types of particles have a fibrous shape and are biopersistent. Here, we investigated the characteristics of macrophage receptor with collagenous structure (MARCO), a membrane receptor expressed on macrophages that recognizes environmental or unopsonized particles, and we assessed whether and how MARCO was involved in cellular uptake of multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs). MARCO-transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells took up polystyrene beads irrespective of the particle size (20 nm–1 ?m). In the culture of MARCO-transfected CHO-K1 cells dendritic structures were observed on the bottom of culture dishes, and the edges of these dendritic structures were continually renewed as the cell body migrated along the dendritic structures. MWCNTs were first tethered to the dendritic structures and then taken up by the cell body. MWCNTs appeared to be taken up via membrane ruffling like macropinocytosis, rather than phagocytosis. The cytotoxic EC{sub 50} value of MWCNTs in MARCO-transfected CHO-K1 cells was calculated to be 6.1 ?g/mL and transmission electron microscopic observation indicated that the toxicity of MWCNTs may be due to the incomplete inclusion of MWCNTs by the membrane structure. -- Highlights: ?Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were tethered to MARCO in vitro. ?CNTs were taken up rapidly into the cell body via MARCO by membrane ruffling. ?The incomplete inclusion of CNTs by membranes caused cytotoxicity.

  14. SR-A/MARCO-mediated ligand delivery enhances intracellular TLR and NLR function, but ligand scavenging from cell surface limits TLR4 response to pathogens.

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    Mukhopadhyay, Subhankar; Varin, Audrey; Chen, Yunying; Liu, Baoying; Tryggvason, Karl; Gordon, Siamon

    2011-01-27

    Phagocytic and pathogen sensing receptors are responsible for particle uptake and inflammation. It is unclear how these receptors' systems influence each other's function to shape an innate response. The class-A scavenger receptors SR-A (scavenger receptor A) and MARCO (macrophage receptor with collagenous structure) are 2 well-characterized phagocytic receptors that are unable to initiate inflammatory responses by themselves, yet are implicated in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory disorders. However, the mechanism for such an apparent discrepancy is still unclear. We utilized SR-A(-/-), MARCO(-/-), and SR-A(-/-)-MARCO(-/-) mice, along with microbe-derived, environmental, and synthetic polyanions to assess the inflammatory responses following combinatorial ligation of SR-A/MARCO and selected Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) by their shared ligands. In addition to ligating SR-A and MARCO, these agonists also selectively activated the cell-surface sensor TLR4, endosomal TLR3, and the cytosolic NOD2 and NALP3 (NACHT domain-, leucine-rich repeat-, and pyrin domain-containing protein 3). We show that, following recognition of common ligands, SR-A and MARCO attenuate TLR4-mediated responses while enhancing responses by the intracellular TLR3, NOD2, and NALP3. We conclude that SR-A/MARCO-mediated rapid ligand internalization prevented sensing by surface TLRs while increasing ligand availability in intracellular compartments, thus allowing sensing and robust responses by intracellular sensors. PMID:21098741

  15. MarcoPolo-R: Near Earth Asteroid Sample Return Mission candidate as ESA-M3 class mission

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    Michel, Patrick; Lara, Luisa-M.; Marty, Bernard; Koschny, Detlef; Barucci, Maria Antonietta; Cheng, Andy; Bohnhardt, Hermann; Brucato, John R.; Dotto, Elisabetta; Ehrenfreund, Pascale; Franchi, Ian A.; Green, Simon F.

    2015-03-01

    MarcoPolo-R is a sample return mission to a primitive Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) selected in February 2011 for the Assessment Study Phase at ESA in the framework of ESAfs Cosmic Vision 2 program. MarcoPolo-R is a European-led mission with a proposed NASA contribution. MarcoPolo-R takes advantage of three industrial studies completed as part of the previous Marco Polo mission (see ESA/SRE (2009)3). The aim of the new Assessment Study is to reduce the cost of the mission while maintaining its high science level, on the basis of advanced studies and technologies, as well as optimization of the mission. MarcoPolo-R will rendezvous with a unique kind of target, a primitive binary NEA, scientifically characterize it at multiple scales, and return a unique pristine sample to Earth unaltered by the atmospheric entry process or terrestrial weathering. The baseline target of MarcoPolo-R is the primitive binary NEA (175706) 1996 FG3, which offers a very efficient operational and technical mission profile. A binary target also provides enhanced science return: the choice of this target will allow new investigations to be performed more easily compared to a single object, and also enables investigations of the fascinating geology and geophysics of asteroids that are impossible to obtain from a single object. Precise measurements of the mutual orbit and rotation state of both components can be used to probe higher-level harmonics of the gravitational potential, and therefore the internal structure. A unique opportunity is offered to study the dynamical evolution driven by the YORP/Yarkovsky thermal effects. Possible migration of regolith on the primary from poles to equator allows the increasing maturity of asteroidal regolith with time to be expressed as a latitude-dependent trend, with the most-weathered material at the equator matching what is seen in the secondary. MarcoPolo-R will allow us to study the most primitive materials available to investigate early solar system formation processes. Moreover, MarcoPolo-R will provide a sample from a known target with known geological context. Direct investigation of both the regolith and fresh interior fragments is also impossible by any means other than sample return. The main goal of the MarcoPolo-R mission is to return unaltered NEA material for detailed analysis in ground-based laboratories. The limited sampling provided by meteorites does not offer the most primitive material available in near-Earth space. More primitive material, having experienced less alteration on the asteroid, will be more friable and would not survive atmospheric entry in any discernible amount. Only in the laboratory can instruments with the necessary precision and sensitivity be applied to individual components of the complex mixture of materials that forms an asteroid regolith, to determine their precise chemical and isotopic composition. Such measurements are vital for revealing the evidence of stellar, interstellar medium, pre-solar nebula and parent body processes that are retained in primitive asteroidal material, unaltered by atmospheric entry or terrestrial contamination. It is no surprise therefore that sample return missions are considered a priority by a number of the leading space agencies.

  16. Herschel observations of the Marco Polo-R asteroid 175706 (1996 FG3).

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    O'Rourke, L.; Barucci, A.; Gònzalez-Garcìa, B.; Dotto, E.; Küppers, M.

    2012-09-01

    Background: The Marco Polo-R mission has been selected for the assessment study phase of the ESA M3 missions. This ESA-led sample return mission to the binary asteroid 1996 FG3 (launch window between 2020 and 2024) is proposed with a design that allows it to fit within the pre-defined cost cap of a M-class mission. The binary nature of the target will allow more precise measurements of mass, gravity, and density than for a single object, as well as additional insights into the geology and geophysics of the system. The asteroid has been classified by Binzel et al. [1] as a C-type. It is considered to be a typical example of a primitive object [2]. Dynamically, this is an Apollo asteroid with semimajor axis a of 1.054 AU, eccentricity e of 0.35, and and inclination i of 1.98 degrees. Measurements of the albedo derived from thermal infrared observations give a value of pV = 0.042 (+0.035 -0.017), and a combined diameter of D = 1.84 (+0.56 -0.47) km [3]. The Herschel observations : The MACH-11 (Measurements of 11 Asteroids & Comets) Programme observed this binary asteroid in two occasions in November of 2012. The observations performed had a duration of 0.6 hours with the asteroid pair moving rapidly at 6'/hr thus making removal of the background quite straightforward. The observations were performed in two observing blocks; the first block consisted of a 2 repetition blue/red map, the second block consisted of a 2 repetition green/red map, with the intention to observe the target at different phase angles. Our Results : Our measurements will serve to update the known radiometric properties for this binary asteroid through their inclusion into a thermophysical model (TPM) [4] which has been validated against a large database of asteroids including targets of other spacecraft mission e.g. Lutetia [5], Itokawa [6]. Using existing sets of published thermal observations (Spitzer, TNG NICS), combined with our Herschel observations, applied within this thermophysical model, we will derive the radiometric properties of this target pair. The calculations are to be performed for the full range of possible shape and spin-vector solutions derived from the available sample of visual lightcurve observations, taking into account the implications of the asteroid satellites impact on the derived flux. The output of our model will aid in deriving the asteroids thermal inertia, as well as provide important information on the surface properties of this binary asteroid; important due to their relevance in the preparation of the future Marco Polo-R spacecraft.

  17. European asteroid sample return mission: MarcoPolo-R and its future

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    Barucci, M.

    2014-07-01

    MarcoPolo-R is a sample return mission study to a primitive Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) carried out at ESA from 2008 in the framework of ESA's Cosmic Vision (CV) programme, with the objective to answer to the fundamental CV questions ''How does the Solar System work?'' and ''What are the conditions for life and planetary formation?''. The returned material will allow us to study in terrestrial laboratories some of the most primitive materials available to investigate early solar system formation processes, to explore initial stages of habitable planet formation, to identify and characterize the organics and volatiles in a primitive asteroid. In fact, only in the laboratory can instruments with the necessary precision and sensitivity be applied to individual components of the complex mixture of materials that forms an asteroid regolith, to determine their precise chemical and isotopic composition. Such measurements are vital for revealing the evidence of interstellar medium, pre-solar nebula and parent body processes that are retained in primitive asteroidal material, unaltered by atmospheric entry or terrestrial contamination. In addition to addressing these major science goals, the MarcoPolo-R mission study (ESA/SRE (2013)4) also involved innovative European technologies for which ESA technical development programs are still under way. As a result of the several industrial studies, ESA designed a remarkably cost-effective and robust asteroid sample return mission scenario. The spacecraft has been defined making use of low-cost units for most of the sub-systems. The key sample return capabilities, i.e. asteroid navigation, touch and go, sampling mechanism and the re-entry capsule have reached at ESA a validation status to enter implementation phase. In this new era of international effort and interest of sample return with the selected missions of Hayabusa-2 (JAXA) and OSIRIS-Rex (NASA), the development of sample return technology represents in Europe a crucial element for planetary science and for the space technology development. The status of the mission study at ESA will be presented and the future for European asteroid sample return will be discussed.

  18. 238,234U contents on Lepomis Cyanellus from San Marcos dam located in a uraniferous area

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    Lares, Magaly Cabral; Luna-Porres, Mayra Y.; Montero-Cabrera, María E.; Renteria-Villalobos, Marusia

    2014-07-01

    Fish species are suitable biomonitors of radioisotopes in aquatic systems. In the present study, it was made the determination of uranium isotopic contents on fish fillet (Lepomis Cyanellus) from San Marcos dam which is located in uranium mineralized zone. Uranium activity concentrations (AC) in fish samples were obtained on wet weight (ww), using liquid scintillation. 238U and 234U AC in fish fillet ranged from 0.0004 to 0.0167 Bq kg-1, and from 0.0013 to 0.0394 Bq kg-1, respectively. The activity ratio (234U/overflow="scroll">238U) in fish fillet ranged from 2.2 to 8.8. Lepomis cyanellus from San Marcos dam shows bioaccumulation factor (FB) of 0.6 L kg-1. The results suggest that the Lepomis Cyanellus in environments with high U contents tends to have a greater bioaccumulation compared to others.

  19. FANTINA: Fathom Asteroids Now: Tomography and Imagery of a NEA- Payload For Marco Polo R CV3 / ESA mission

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    Herique, A.; Biele, J.; Bousquet, P.; Ciarletti, V.; Ho, T. M.; Issler, J. L.; Kofman, W.; Michel, P.; Plettemeier, D.; Puget, P.; Souyris, J. C.; Ulamec, S.; van Zoest, T.; Zine, S.

    2012-04-01

    The internal structure of small bodies is still poorly known and has never been measured directly. There is no way to determine from ground based observation whether the body is a monolithic piece of rock or a rubble-pile, an aggregate of boulders held together by gravity and how much porosity it contains, both in the form of micro-scale or macro-scale porosity. Knowing this structure is a key point for a better understanding of the asteroid accretion and dynamical evolution. It is the main objective of the FANTINA experience proposed Payload for Marco Polo R CV3 / ESA mission: FANTINA (Marco Polo's Daughter) for Fathom Asteroids Now: Tomography and Imagery of a NEA is to provide measurement capabilities and science data which are not accessible by remote sensing of the asteroid from the Marco-Polo R spacecraft alone and which complement the analysis of the returned samples. The FANTINA payload is a Lander carrying the ASSERT experiment and a complementary payload to be defined: ASSERT is a bistatic CONSERT/Rosetta-like radar to achieve the tomography both in transmission and in reflexion of the asteroid in order to characterise its composition and its heterogeneity from decimetric to global scale. The lander is a long-lived bus in the 10-kg class derived from MASCOT/Hayabusa 2. This paper reviews the science rationale of FANTINA in the context of the Marco Polo R mission to 1996FG3. The surface package concept will be reviewed including the radar tomography principles. So a preliminary design and budget will be done.

  20. The Silk Road, Marco Polo, a Bible and its proteome: a detective story.

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    Toniolo, Lucia; D'Amato, Alfonsina; Saccenti, Riccardo; Gulotta, Davide; Righetti, Pier Giorgio

    2012-06-18

    Around the end of XIII century (at the time of young Marco Polo's first trip to China at the court of Khubilai Khan in Khan Baliq) a pocket Bible was delivered by a Franciscan friar to the Mogul Emperor, in the framework of the evangelization program of the Far East. Four centuries later, in 1685, this Bible was rediscovered by the Jesuit Philippe Couplet in the house of a rich Chinese in Nanchin and donated to Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany. This Bible was recently "unearthed" in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence, wrapped up in a precious yellow silk cloth, in a rather ruined state. After two years of restoration, the Bible will return to China in 2012 for a celebration of its >700years of life and of its remarkable return trip on the Silk Road. On account of the thinness of the parchment (barely 80?m thickness, the size of each foil being 16.5×11cm) it was widely held that the pages were produced from foetal lambskins. On tiny fragments of the margins of a foil, after several unsuccessful attempts at digesting the vellum, we were able to obtain a tryptic peptide mixture, which, upon mass spectrometry analysis, yielded the identity of 8 unique proteins, belonging to the genus Bos taurus, thus confirming the origin of the vellum from calfskins rather than from foetal lambskins. Our results prove that it is possible to obtain reliable protein extraction and IDs from ancient parchment documents. PMID:22504796

  1. Marco Polo: International Small Solar System Body Exploration Mission in 2010's

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    Yano, Hajime

    Since 2000, Japanese scientists and engineers have investigated new generation primitive body missions in the post-Hayabusa era in 2010's. Receiving the Minorbody Exploration Forum Final Report, ISAS established the nation-wide Small Body Exploration Working Group (SBE-WG) in 2004. After the successful exploration of the S-type NEO Itokawa by Hayabusa in 2005, the Hayabusa-2 concept emerged for a C-type asteroid sample return by the original Hayabusa spacecraft system with minor improvements and modifications. In parallel to that effort, the SBE-WG continued to develop the post-Hayabusa mission concept as "Hayabusa Mk-II," a fully model-changed, advanced spacecraft with the sample return capability from the most primitive bodies of the solar system. It is this Hayabusa Mk-II that has became the foundation of the International small body exploration concept "Marco Polo" since 2006. Jointly proposed to the first call of the ESA Cosmic Vision by scientists from Japan, Europe, and the U.S., the Marco Polo concept was selected as one of the M-class mission candidates for the assessment study phase in the fall of 2007. In 2008, the international joint study team has been created and its mission definitions, system requirements, and target selections are currently under the study. The top-level scientific themes are to decode the solar system formation and evolution in the astrobiology and astromineralogy contexts as one of the most important scientific challenges of 2010's. These themes are sub-divided into several objectives to be achieved by both instruments carried onboard the mother spacecraft (MSC), a large lander, or small hopping rovers and returned samples. The initial mission target candicdates include comet-asteroid transition (CAT) objects, D-type asteroids and C-type binary asteroids in near-Earth orbits. In the baseline scenario, a Soyuz launcher provided by ESA will launch the JAXA-made MSC with sampling and other in-situ science instruments provided by both JAXA and ESA, as well as the large European lander and a few small Japanese rovers as possible options, around 2018. In order to reach the CAT object Wilson-Harrington, MSC employs a cluster of improved ion engines inherited from the Hayabusa technology with the Earth gravity assist in the outbound interplanetary cruise. In 2022, the MSC will arrive the target and conduct global mapping and scientific investigation including sampling site selection in a few moths. Then the lander and rovers will be landed on the target surface to conduct cross-scale science being complementary to the MSC instruments and laboratory studies of returned samples. Toward the end of the stay, touch-and-go sequences for surface and possibly sub-surface sample collections will be attempted by taking advantages of operational experiences in the Hayabusa mission. In 2023, the MSC containing the collected samples inside the Earth return capsule will start the inbound cruise back to the Earth while the lander would continue to investigate in-situ the target surface. The sample delivery to the Earth and initial sample analyses, after the planetary quarantine procedure if necessary, will be expected in 2026.

  2. Behavioral and physiological antipredator responses of the San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana.

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    Davis, Drew R; Gabor, Caitlin R

    2015-02-01

    Exposure to predatory stimuli typically results in the elevation of circulating glucocorticoid levels and a behavioral response of freezing or escape behavior in many prey species. Corticosterone (CORT) is the main glucocorticoid in amphibians and is known to be important in modulating many behaviors and developmental functions. The federally threatened San Marcos salamander, Eurycea nana, decreases activity in response to both native and introduced predatory fish, however, experience may further influence these interactions. To better understand the indirect effects of fish predators on this salamander, we examined both the antipredator behavior and water-borne CORT release rates in response to chemical cues (kairomones) from two fish species that varied in temporal risk of predation: (1) a low encounter frequency predator (largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides), (2) a high encounter frequency predator (redbreast sunfish, Lepomis auritus), and (3) a blank water control. Salamanders reduced activity (antipredator response) after exposure to both predator treatments, but not to the blank water control, and the response to M. salmoides was significantly stronger than that to L. auritus. The CORT response (post-stimulus/pre-stimulus release rates) did not differ between the blank water control and L. auritus treatments, and both were significantly less than the CORT response to M. salmoides. Overall, E. nana showed a decreased antipredator response and no CORT response towards the high encounter frequency L. auritus as compared to the low encounter frequency M. salmoides. Eurycea nana may mute antipredator and CORT responses to high temporal frequency predators. There was, however, no correlation between CORT release rates and antipredator behavior, which suggests that the presence of predators may be affecting CORT response and behavior independently. PMID:25446225

  3. Origin and characteristics of discharge at San Marcos Springs based on hydrologic and geochemical data (2008–10), Bexar, Comal, and Hays Counties, Texas

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    Musgrove, MaryLynn; Crow, Cassi L.

    2012-01-01

    The Edwards aquifer in south-central Texas is a productive and important water resource. Several large springs issuing from the aquifer are major discharge points, popular locations for recreational activities, and habitat for threatened and endangered species. Discharges from Comal and San Marcos Springs, the first and second largest spring complexes in Texas, are used as thresholds in groundwater management strategies for the Edwards aquifer. Comal Springs is generally understood to be supplied by predominantly regional groundwater flow paths; the hydrologic connection of San Marcos Springs with the regional flow system, however, is less understood. During November 2008–December 2010, a hydrologic and geochemical investigation of San Marcos Springs was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System. The primary objective of this study was to define and characterize sources of discharge from San Marcos Springs. During this study, hydrologic conditions transitioned from exceptional drought (the dry period, November 1, 2008 to September 8, 2009) to wetter than normal (the wet period, September 9, 2009 to December 31, 2010), which provided the opportunity to investigate the hydrogeology of San Marcos Springs under a wide range of hydrologic conditions. Water samples were collected from streams, groundwater wells, and springs at and in the vicinity of San Marcos Springs, including periodic (routine) sampling (every 3–7 weeks) and sampling in response to storms. Samples were analyzed for major ions, trace elements, nutrients, and selected stable and radiogenic isotopes (deuterium, oxygen, carbon, strontium). Additionally, selected physicochemical properties were measured continuously at several sites, and hydrologic data were compiled from other USGS efforts (stream and spring discharge). Potential aquifer recharge was evaluated from local streams, and daily recharge or gain/loss estimates were computed for several local streams. Local rainfall and recharge events were compared with physicochemical properties and geochemical variability at San Marcos Springs, with little evidence for dilution by local recharge.

  4. Marco Polo - A Mission to Return a Sample from a Near-Earth Object - Science Requirements and Operational Scenarios

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    Koschny, Detlef; Barucci, Antonella; Yoshikawa, Makoto; Böhnhardt, Hermann; Brucato, John; Coradini, Marcello; Dotto, Elisabetta; Franchi, Ian; F. Green, Simon; Josset, Jean-Luc; Kawaguchi, Junichiro; Michel, Patrick; Muinonen, Karri; Oberst, Jürgen; Yano, Hajime; Binzel, Richard; Agnolon, David; Romstedt, Jens

    Marco Polo is a mission to return a sample from a near-Earth object of primitive type (class C or D). It is foreseen as a collaborative effort between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Marco Polo is currently in a Phase-A study (status as of summer 2009). This paper focuses on the scientific requirements provided to the industrial study consortia in Europe as well as the possible mission scenario at the target object in order to achieve the overall mission science objectives. The main scientific reasons for going to a near-Earth object are to understand the initial conditions and evolution history of the solar nebula, to understand how major events (e.g. agglomeration, heating) influence the history of planetesimals, whether primitive class objects contain presolar material, what the organics were in primitive materials, how organics could shed light on the origin of molecules necessary for life, and what the role of impacts by NEOs would be in the origin and evolution of life on Earth.

  5. Arecibo and Goldstone Radar Observations of Binary Near-Earth Asteroid and Marco Polo-R Mission Target (175706) 1996 FG3

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    Benner, L. A. M.; Brozovic, M.; Giorgini, J. D.; Lawrence, K. J.; Taylor, P. A.; Nolan, M. C.; Howell, E. S.; Busch, M. W.; Margot, J. L.; Naidu, S. P.; Magri, C.; Shepard, M. K.

    2012-05-01

    We report Arecibo (2380 MHz), 13-cm) and Goldstone (8560 MHz, 3.5-cm) delay-Doppler radar observations of binary near-Earth asteroid and Marco Polo-R mission target (175706) 1996 FG3 that were obtained on nine dates November-December, 2011.

  6. GeoMAC: Geo-Backoff based Co-operative MAC for V2V networks Sanjit Kaul and Marco Gruteser

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    Gruteser, Marco

    GeoMAC: Geo-Backoff based Co-operative MAC for V2V networks Sanjit Kaul and Marco Gruteser WINLAB protocols. High mobility results in a highly time-varying wireless channel [1]. Sample RSSI measurements receiver besides the road are shown in Fig. 1(a). Measurements show up to 10dB RSSI changes every few

  7. "Simulation of Reactive Transport by means of a Random Walk code" Adolfo Castro, Marco Dentz, Diogo Bolster, Xavier SnchezVila

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    "Simulation of Reactive Transport by means of a Random Walk code" Adolfo Castro, Marco Dentz of Reactive Transport by means of a Random Walk code #12; Outline Motivation. What has been done and what we want to do. General description of a RW code. Diffusion in MCell. Reactions in MCell

  8. Bag Dissimilarities for Multiple Instance Learning David M.J. Tax, Marco Loog, Robert P.W. Duin, Veronika Cheplygina, and Wan-Jui Lee

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    Bag Dissimilarities for Multiple Instance Learning David M.J. Tax, Marco Loog, Robert P.W. Duin in Multiple Instance learning, where it is called a bag of instances. By using a bag of instances, an object shows that for the situation that not a single instance determines the class label of a bag, simple bag

  9. Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover Brett Stone-Gross, Marco Cova, Lorenzo Cavallaro, Bob Gilbert, Martin Szydlowski,

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    Kruegel, Christopher

    Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover Brett Stone-Gross, Marco Cova, Lorenzo,sullivan,rgilbert,msz,kemm,chris,vigna}@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Botnets, networks of malware-infected machines that are controlled by an adversary, are the root control of the Torpig botnet and study its operations for a period of ten days. During this time, we

  10. Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover Brett Stone-Gross, Marco Cova, Lorenzo Cavallaro, Bob Gilbert, Martin Szydlowski,

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    Vigna, Giovanni

    Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover Brett Stone-Gross, Marco Cova, Lorenzo,sullivan,rgilbert,msz,kemm,chris,vigna]@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Botnets, networks of malware-infected machines that are controlled by an adversary, are the root control of the Torpig botnet and study its operations for a period of ten days. During this time, we

  11. Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover Brett Stone-Gross, Marco Cova, Lorenzo Cavallaro, Bob Gilbert, Martin Szydlowski,

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    Cavallaro, Lorenzo

    Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover Brett Stone-Gross, Marco Cova, Lorenzo,sullivan,rgilbert,msz,kemm,chris,vigna]@cs.ucsb.edu ABSTRACT Botnets, networks of malware-infected machines that are controlled by an adversary, are the root control of the Torpig botnet for ten days. Over this period, we observed more than 180 thousand infections

  12. Malaria eradication in Mexico: Some historico-parasitological views oncold war, deadly fevers by Marcos Cueto, Ph.D

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    Malagón, Filiberto

    2008-01-01

    This review of Professor Marcos Cueto's Cold War Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955–1975 discusses some of the historical, sociological, political and parasitological topics included in Dr. Cueto's superbly well-informed volume. The reviewer, a parasitologist, follows the trail illuminated by Dr. Cueto through the foundations of the malaria eradication campaign; the release in Mexico of the first postage stamp in the world dedicated to malaria control; epidemiological facts on malarial morbidity and mortality in Mexico when the campaign began; the emergence of problem areas that impeded eradication; considerations on mosquitoes and malaria transmission in Mexico; the role of business and society in malaria eradication; the results of the campaign; the relationship between malaria and poverty; and the parasitological lessons to be learned from the history of malaria eradication campaigns. Dr. Cueto's excellent and well-informed exploration of malaria – not merely as a disease but as a social, economic and human problem – makes this book required reading.

  13. Detecting behaviours in ecological models Fabio Boschetti

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    including resource management, biodiversity conservation, global warming mitigation and economic policy of increasing complexity, analysing both local and global structures in the time series and demonstrating local and global features in the model output; these features are then classified, discriminated

  14. Dipartimento di Matematica ELENA CORDERO, FABIO NICOLA

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    (Lq1 ,Lq2 )tW(FLr1 ,Lr2 )x : = F(t) W(FLr1 ,Lr2 )x W(Lq1 ,Lq2 )t(5) = F W(L q1 t W(FL r1 x ,L r2 x ),L. Then we have the homogeneous Strichartz estimates (7) eit u0 W(Lq/2,Lq)tW(FLr ,Lr)x u0 L2 x , the dual

  15. CURRICULUM VITAE ET STUDIORUM FABIO TRIPPETTA

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    of the physical properties of Triassic Evaporites from Central Italy and correlation with geophysical data properties of Triassic Evaporites and their relation to crustal scale data. #12;2 February-March 2007 College of London to perform tests on Triassic Evaporites under the supervision of Prof. Philip G

  16. The healthy option. Interview by Fabio Pulizzi.

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    Hofstraat, Hans

    2008-10-01

    Philips has recently changed its focus from electronic components to healthcare innovations. Nature Materials talked to Hans Hofstraat about the reasons behind this choice and how it affected Philips Research scientists. PMID:18813297

  17. Europa Jupiter System Mission and Marco Polo Mission: Italian partecipation in studies of laser altimeters for Jovian moons and asteroids exploration.

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    Santovito, M. R.; Hussman, H.; Oberst, J.; Lingenauber, K.

    CO.RI.S.T.A. (Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems) is member of international science teams devoted to the studies of laser altimeters to fly on Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM) and Marco Polo Mission, currently under study of ESA's Cosmic Vision program as L-class and M-class mission respectively. Both the studies will focus on the assessment of alternative technical approaches that would reduce the mass, size and power requirements. In particular a Single Photon Counting (SPC) device will be studied taking into account the robustness against false detections due to harsh radiation environment in the Jupiter system. Innovative technical aspects which will characterize the studies of laser altimeters in the scenarios of EJSM and MarcoPolo, which will permit us to make major contributions to the science goals of the two missions.

  18. THERMAP: a mid-infrared spectro-imager based on an uncooled micro-bolometer for the Marco Polo R mission.

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    Brageot, E.; Groussin, O.; Lamy, P.; Reynaud, J. L.; Fargant, G.

    2011-10-01

    We report on an on-going feasibility study of a midinfrared (8-18 ?m) spectro-imager for the Marco Polo R mission (THERMAP). Based on the recent development of uncooled micro-bolometer technology, we can now use these detectors for planetary missions. We present our results on using this detector to perform calibrated radiometric images, and a preliminary assessment of its performances for spectroscopic measurements of a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA).

  19. The biogeochemistry of selenium in Sunan grassland, Gansu, Northwest China, casts doubt on the belief that Marco Polo reported selenosis for the first time in history.

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    Shao, Shuxun; Zheng, Baoshan

    2008-08-01

    In order to clarify the historic academic problem of whether or not livestock poisoning in ancient Suzhou of Northwest China, recorded by Marco Polo in 1295, was selenosis, this study deals with the biogeochemistry of selenium in Sunan County in the Hexi Corridor, which is part of ancient Suzhou in China. It was found that quite a number of farm animals had suffered from intoxication and died as a result of grazing poisonous grasses, mostly Oxytropis DC, Stellera chamaejasme, and Achnatheru inebrians. Toxic symptoms of livestock grazing on Oxytropis DC are similar to those of selenium toxicity, for instance, hair loss and hoof lesions as described by Marco Polo. Therefore, we thought that toxic grass, probably Oxytropis DC, led to the intoxication of livestock recorded by Marco Polo. Average Se concentrations in two members of this species were 0.112 +/- 0.038 mg/kg for the root of Oxytropis glabra, 0.102 +/- 0.027 mg/kg for the stem and leaf of Oxytropis glabra, and 0.066 +/- 0.009 mg/kg for Oxytropis ochrocephala. The average soil selenium concentration was 0.205 +/- 0.127 mg/kg on grassland producing Oxytropis glabra and 0.152 +/- 0.024 mg/kg on grassland producing Oxytropis ochrocephala. The average Se concentration in other plants was 0.076 mg/kg in the root of Ephedra monosperma Mey, 0.029 mg/kg in the root of Rheum palmatum, 0.031 mg/kg in the root of Stellera chamaejasme, 0.037 mg/kg in Achnatherum inebrians, and 0.067 mg/kg in forage grass (Achnatherum splendens ohwi). Selenium concentrations in soils and plants in Sunan County are far less than the thresholds causing selenium toxicity in livestock. As a result, this study concludes that the livestock poisoning recorded by Marco Polo in 1295 might not have been selenosis. PMID:18351293

  20. The Close-Up Camera of the Marco-Polo-R Asteroid Mission, Science Objectives and Description

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    Josset, J.-L.; Souchon, A.; Josset, M.; Hofmann, B.; Leya, I.; Barucci, M. A.; Fornasier, S.; Michel, P.; Hoffmann, H.; Schmitz, N.; Dotto, E.; Ferri, F.; Cellino, A.; Ehrenfreund, P.; Lara, L. M.; Grande, M.; Cockell, C.; Martins, Z.; Neubeck, A.; Korablev, O.; Ohtake, M.; Paar, G.; Muinonen, K.

    2013-09-01

    The CUC (Close-Up Camera) is part of the selected scientific payload for the MarcoPolo-R mission. It is a powerful, miniaturized, low-power, efficient and highly adaptive system of 820 g, composed of three main parts: a flexible structure focus mechanism allows the acquisition of sharp images of any target from 10 cm to infinity; a colour Active Pixel Sensor with 2652 x 1768 x 3 pixels provides RGB colours keeping the spatial resolution; a high-performance integrated electronics system allows a good flexibility for the operations of the CUC. The CUC is designed to characterize at high resolution and in colour the sampling area and provide the geological context of the sample prior to the sampling operations, which is crucial for the subsequent analysis of the sample back to Earth. The aim is to determine physical key properties of the target's surface, such as grain size distribution, textural, mineralogical, structural, and morphological details in geologic materials, influence of space weathering processes. Thanks to its varying focal length, CUC images can also be acquired before and after the sampling operation: - during the descent, to provide information on the unperturbed regolith surface state of a larger area around the sampling site, - during the ascent, to study how the sampling process will have altered the structural properties of the surface. With its ~14° field of view (diagonal), the CUC can also contribute to the local and global characterization phases, in synergy with the other instruments.

  1. The Marco Polo space mission: sample return from a primitive Near-Earth Object under assessment study in the Cosmic Vision Program of the European Space Agency

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    Michel, P.

    2008-09-01

    Marco Polo is a joint European-Japanese mission study to perform a sample return from a primitive Near-Earth Object (NEO). On October 2007, this mission project passed the first evaluation process in the framework of the ESA Cosmic Vision Programme 2015-2025. The aim of Marco Polo is to reach a primitive NEO, to perform a multiple scale characterization of its physical properties, and to bring samples back to the Earth for detailed analysis in laboratory. The NEO population is composed by asteroids and comets that are thought to be the primitive leftover building blocks of the Solar System formation process. Due to their small sizes, their chemical composition is believed to have kept some memory of the original chemical composition of the solar nebula, contrary to larger planetary bodies who experienced major thermal processes in their interior. They may also carry some important information related to life formation as current exobiological scenarios invoke an exogeneous delivery of organic matter to the early Earth for the origin of terrestrial life. Finally, the hazard caused by these small bodies needs mitigation strategies which efficiency relies on our understanding of their physical properties. Marco Polo will give us the first opportunity for detailed laboratory study of the most primitive materials. This sample return space mission has therefore the potential to revolutionize our understanding of primitive materials, essential to undestand the conditions for planet formation and emergency of life. Current mission studies and expected results will be presented and discussed.

  2. New observations of asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3, primary target of the ESA Marco Polo-R mission

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    de León, J.; Mothé-Diniz, T.; Licandro, J.; Pinilla-Alonso, N.; Campins, H.

    2011-06-01

    Context. Near-Earth asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 is the primary target of the ESA Marco Polo-R mission, which was selected for the assessment study phase of ESA M3 missions. This is a primitive (C-type), binary asteroid that will allow new research to be performed. The primary is a rapidly rotating (3.6 h) small asteroid (1.4 km diameter) that is almost spherical and has a satellite of ~400 m. Aims: We analyse new ground-based spectroscopic data of 1996 FG3 to help us characterise its surface composition and prepare for the mission. Methods: We obtained a near-infrared spectrum covering the range 0.8-2.5 ?m, using the camera-spectrograph NICS at the 3.6 m telescope TNG (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo), located at "El Roque de los Muchachos" Observatory on La Palma, Spain. We combine our near-infrared spectrum with previously published data, and compare all the available spectra of this asteroid with the spectra of meteorites to constrain the mineralogy of the asteroid. Results: Our spectrum of FG3 differs remarkably from previously published ones. Spectral classification performed using the complete visible and near-infrared range yields more than one result, varying from C to Xk types. However, all the possible spectral types indicate that this asteroid is a primitive object. The comparison with meteorites behaves in the same way, providing several good matches to our new near-infrared spectrum (CM2 carbonaceous chondrite, and L6 and H4 ordinary chondrites), and only one match in the case of the previously published spectra (weakly shocked H4 ordinary chondrite, dark vein). The albedo of the asteroid (~0.04), is typical of a primitive object, and is consistent with the reflectance value at 0.55 ?m of the CM2 carbonaceous chondrite. Further observations will be essential to help us characterise more clearly the mineralogy of this asteroid.

  3. The San Marcos Pueblo Archaeological Site: A Review and Update of Ongoing Work by the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE)

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    Poje, M. S. L.; Berry, K.; Brandt, T. W.; Irwin, T. C.; Creighton, A.; MacLennan, K. J.; Ferguson, J. F.; Pellerin, L.

    2014-12-01

    The San Marcos Pueblo, one of the largest and most important cities of the pre-European Southwest, has long been a place of curiosity for archaeologists and geophysicists alike. Despite numerous archaeological investigations, primarily test excavations and surface surveys carried out at San Marcos from the early 1900s to the present, the site retains pottery sherds scattered along the surface from when it was first occupied in the thirteenth century to its abandonment during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Geophysical investigations have identified locations of kivas (ceremonial pits), middens (trash heaps), room blocks and possible metallurgy activity in the area. The site is located south of Santa Fe, NM and to the east of the Cerrillos Hills, a source for lead ore and turquoise. The students of SAGE have studied the San Marcos Pueblo for the past 11 years, and produced a map of the northeastern portion of the Pueblo colloquially called 'El Mapa Grande.' Ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetics, and electromagnetic (EM) data were acquired on 30mx30m grids and seismic refraction data on various profiles throughout El Mapa Grande. During the 2014 field season new GPR data were acquired on two grids, magnetics data on one, and multiple grids were resurveyed with magnetics and EM to enhance resolution. The most recent GPR data extend coverage of two large anomalies that are part of linear EW-trending structures previously identified and consistent with a possible block wall or midden. Low GPR scatter and circular magnetic lows define several kivas. A target area in the NE of El Mapa Grande was thought to be related to metallurgic activity. Analysis of previous seismic data did not resolve any subsurface features corresponding to a metallurgy operation, but detected the magnetically-chaotic Ancha formation. Comparison with magnetic profile data support the interpretation that this anomaly is caused by a sub-crop of the Ancha Formation.

  4. Marco Richeldi Alessandro Perrucci

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    Morik, Katharina

    to establish a more effective process for implementing and measuring the performance of loyalty schemes relevant for competitive advantage) · Telcos: evolving a process-oriented organization (CRM, SCM) ­ CRM automation applications + call centers => unified customer interaction frameworks · Europe: Analytical CRM

  5. Marco Reale PUBLICATIONS

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    Reale, Marco

    . Scarrott (2014) A comparison of spillover effects before, during and after the 2008 financial crisis in temperature reconstruction. Climatic Change, 107, 247­265. 1.9 Robertson, B.L., C.J. Price and M. Reale (2011 trees: an application to market research. Econometric Reviews, 29, 754­777. 1.15 Zhao, X., C. Scarrott

  6. Marco Valtorta Information

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    Valtorta, Marco

    citizen of the U.S.A. since September 17, 2005 Married, two children. Languages Italian (native), English- ation of proposals and development of the yearly work program. Teaching and Reseach Assistant 08

  7. Curriculum vitae Marco Veneroni

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    Veneroni, Marco

    Analysis Real World Applications, 15 (2014), 381­391. 6. M. A. Peletier, M. Renger, M. Veneroni in Contemporary Mathematics, 15 (2013), no. 5, 1350017, 43 pp. 7. R. Choksi, M. Morandotti, M. Veneroni. Global. Veneroni. Stripe patterns and a projection-valued formulation of the Eikonal Equation. Philosophical

  8. Radiation based Marco Salerno

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    Sandini, Giulio

    invariance of k2= kx 2+ ky 2+ kz 2 kz 2 (commercial: 1939, Siemens & Halske) · Knoll-Von Ardenne 1935-38: TEM + scan coils · Zworykin) · (detector) Beam-blanker off Beam-blanker on Filament Anode Beam-blanker Aperture +250V GND #12;TEM #12

  9. Marco Morais Spring 2001

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    Carlson, Jean

    Behavior in Chaparral withChaparral with HFIREHFIRE #12;Discussion Outline I. Variables Required reconstructions? · which static variables most influence performance? #12;spotting crown fire surface fire Modes of Fire Spread Chaparral: Crown Fire or Surface Fire Regime? #12;Discussion Outline I. Variables Required

  10. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    ;Animazione di parametri: deformer Cosi' come i modificatori di 3D Studio MAX, le deformazioni in Maya parametri con Set Key. Il Lattice Quello che in 3D Studio era chiamato FFD in Maya e' definito con il nome trasformaizoni. Maya permette pero' di animare molti piu' canali. Vedremo quindi brevemente come questi si

  11. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    'interno di una applicazione 3D! Tale accorgimento e' necessario per ridurre la complessita' del progetto ed i tempi di realizzazione. Il grafo della scena In Maya il tipo di duplicazione si seleziona con l che legano i vari elementi della scena. Il grafo della scena In Maya tale grafo si visualizza con una

  12. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    in altri software di modellazione (i.e. 3D Studio MAX). Non si puo' quindi contare piu' di tanto sul loro sono simmetrici. Maya propone numerosi strumenti per lavorare solamente su una meta' dell scegliere l'asse di simmetria lungo cui creare la copia speculare. #12;Oggetti simmetrici Attenzione: Maya

  13. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    a quello adoperato in 3D Studio Max, e differente da quello utilizzato in Maya ed MB (entrambe y altri software per creare grafica 3D. #12;Unreal Technology L'interfaccia permette di: Creare stanze la visuale 3D: LMB RMB LMB+RMB Pan. Orizz. Pan. Orizz. Track Orizz. Dolly Pan. Vert. Track Vert. Mov

  14. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    ' possibile creare oggetti in 3D spostandoli successivamente lungo l'asse verticale. Aggiungere vertici La, esattamente come i CV delle NURBS e gli altri oggetti in Maya. La modellazione poligonale Cosi' come avviene in relazione ad una specifica faccia di appartenenza. La modellazione poligonale In questo caso, Maya

  15. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    'animazione Animare una scena costruita in grafica 3D significa variare la forma e la posizione degli oggetti al'animazioni in Maya e Motion Builder, facendo riferimeno ai casi in cui le animazioni sono destinate ad essere incluse. Abbiamo visto come Maya memorizzi la storia con cui gli oggetti sono stati creati. Ogni passo della storia

  16. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    , le luci rivestono un ruolo importantissimo nella grafica 3D. Le DirectX consentono di aggiungere alla scena illuminazioni di vario tipo. Vedremo inizialmente come si comportino le luci in Maya, ed i loro Le luci in Maya si creano attraverso il menu Create -> Lights: Luci Maya presenta numerosi tipi di

  17. Informatica Grafica Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    nel corso di IG1, le luci rivestono un ruolo importantissimo nella grafica 3D. Vediamo come le luci si prestabilito. Cineprese Maya dispone di 3 tipi di cineprese: Camera Camera and Aim Camera, Aim and Up Cineprese, Maya adopera una informazione chiamata Up Vector. Tale vettore indica il piano corrispondente al

  18. Marco Aiello Distributed

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    Aiello, Marco

    these machines panic? Could it happen that if I take a photograph of Bill Gates with my phone, the machine... Yes! Bill Gates is walking around the Grote Markt looking for the Zernike complex. You don't panic of Bill affects all wireless communications around you and your phone connection fails. This will generate

  19. Informatica Avanzata Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    chiamata "barra del titolo", dove sono posti una serie di controlli standard. Introduzione a Blender. Introduzione a Blender Ogni pagina di lavoro e' dotata di una sua propria barra dei menu, e di una serie di pulsanti. Se non si riesce a vedere l'intera barra, e' possibile farla scorrere premendole sopra il MMB e

  20. Do Hydroxyl Radical-Water Clusters, OH(H2O)n, n ) 1-5, Exist in the Atmosphere? Marco A. Allodi, Meghan E. Dunn, Jovan Livada, Karl N. Kirschner,* and George C. Shields*

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    Blake, Geoffrey

    Do Hydroxyl Radical-Water Clusters, OH(H2O)n, n ) 1-5, Exist in the Atmosphere? Marco A. Allodi have significant effects on the solar absorption balance and the reactivity of the hydroxyl radical. We of hydroxyl radical/water clusters containing one to five water molecules. The reaction between hydroxyl

  1. Stability and Evolution of Orbits Around the Binary Asteroid 175706 (1996 FG3) and Asteroids 162173 (1999 JU3) and 101955 (1999 RQ36): Implications for the MARCO-POLO-R Mission

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    Hussmann, H.; Oberst, J.; Wickhusen, K.; Shi, X.; Damme, F.; Luedicke, F.; Lupovka, V.; Bauer, S.

    2012-05-01

    In support of the Marco-Polo-R mission, we have carried out numerical simulations of spacecraft trajectories searching for stable orbits about the asteroids 175706(1996 FG3), 1999 RQ36 and 1999 JU3 under the influence of solar radiation pressure.

  2. Joseph L. Gabbard, J. Edward Swan, Deborah Hix, Marco Lanzagorta, Mark Livingston, Dennis Brown, Simon Julier, "Usability Engineering: Domain Analysis Activities for Augmented Reality Systems". Proceedings SPIE Vol. 4660, p. 445-457, Stereoscopic Displays

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    Gabbard, Joseph L.

    , Simon Julier, "Usability Engineering: Domain Analysis Activities for Augmented Reality Systems for Augmented Reality Systems Joseph L. Gabbard*a , J. Edward Swan II**b , Deborah Hixa , Marco Lanzagortac engineering process for the Battlefield Augmented Reality System (BARS). Usability engineering is a structured

  3. A new Eimeria sP. from the plumbeous Central American caecilian, Dermophis mexicanus (amphibia: gymnophiona) from Volcán Tajumulco, Department of San Marcos, Guatemala.

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    Asmundsson, I M; Campbell, J A; Duszynski, D W

    2000-04-01

    Fresh fecal samples from 5 caecilians (Dermophis mexicanus) were collected and examined for coccidia in the summer of 1998. The caecilians were collected in the Department of San Marcos, Guatemala. Two of the 5 (40%) specimens of caecilians contained an Eimeria species that is described here as new. This represents the first coccidia described from a gymnophionian host. Sporulated oocysts are spheroidal to subspheroidal, 19.5 X 17.7 (16-23 x 15-21) microm, micropyle and oocyst residuum are absent, and 3 (or more) polar granules are always present. Sporocysts are ovoidal, 11.0 X 7.2 (10-12 x 6-9); a Stieda body and sporocyst residuum are present. PMID:10780555

  4. Strategies, Programs and Projects 2008 of the Astrophysical Group "SPACE-Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Peru" - Preparing for the IYA2009

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    Vera, Victor; Aguilar, M.; Huisacayna, J.

    2008-05-01

    We present a review of our efforts to introduce astronomy as scientific career in Peru, showing how our astronomy outreach programs have been one of the most important keys to reach our national astronomical scientific goals, remarking the crucial role that the celebration of the IYA2009 must play, in order to promote PhD programmes in astronomy in developing countries. We show the importance of the creation of the Seminario Permanente de Astronomía y Ciencias Espaciales (SPACE) in the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, as an academic scientific and cultural center in Peru, to support our 26 years-old "Astronomical Fridays” which are addressed to wide range of public, from schoolchildren to scientists. We also show how important was to rediscover our ancient astronomical cultural past of Incas in order to promote the construction of a Astronomical Center located near Cusco city over 4000 meters above sea level, which includes a tourist-educational observatory, a scientific optical observatory and a solar radio observatory.

  5. A simple mathematical model based on biomarkers in stress-resistant catfish species, Sciades herzbergii (Pisces, Ariidae), in São Marcos Bay, Brazil.

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    Carvalho Neta, Raimunda Nonata Fortes; Torres Junior, Audalio Rebelo; Silva, Dilson; Cortez, Célia Martins

    2014-12-01

    We present a refinement of our model describing the association between enzyme activity and histopathological lesions in the catfish, Sciades herzbergii from a polluted port. The fish were sampled from a port known to be contaminated with heavy metals and organic compounds and from a natural reserve in São Marcos Bay, Brazil. Two biomarkers, hepatic glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity and histopathological lesions, in gills and liver tissue were measured. The values for GST activity were modeled with the occurrence of branchial and hepatic lesions by fitting a third-order polynomial. Results from the mathematical model indicate that GST activity has a strong polynomial relationship with the occurrence of branchial and hepatic lesions in both wet and the dry seasons but only at the polluted port site. The model developed in this study indicates that branchial and hepatic lesions are initiated when GST activity reaches 2.17 ?mol min(-1) mg protein(-1). Beyond this limit, GST activity decreased to very low levels and irreversible histopathological lesions occurred. This mathematical model based on two biomarkers (histopathological lesions and enzyme activity) in catfish provides a realistic approach to analyze stress induced by contaminants. PMID:25227683

  6. Reflection Positivity for Majoranas Arthur Jaffe and Fabio L. Pedrocchi

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    Jaffe, Arthur

    . These operators and their adjoint aj are N fermionic creation and annihilation operators. Let H denote from a classical field to a quantum-mechanical Hilbert space and a positive Hamiltonian acting on a lattice. Earlier results on reflection positivity for fermions in the framework of quantum sta- tistical

  7. La procedura GLM Fabio Rapallo -Universit di Genova

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    Rogantin, Maria Piera

    PROC GLM options > ; CLASS variables; MODEL dependents=independents options > ; RUN; QUIT; 1 #12;Esempio 1. Regressione quadratica Si vuole studiare il legame tra un parametro ematico e la quantità di un GLM ; Sintassi: PROC GLM options> ; Avvia la procedura. Opzioni: ALPHA= per il livello degli IdC DATA

  8. Can we learn how complex systems work? Fabio Boschetti1

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    and psychology than the physical complexity of the problem at hand. We draw on this literature and recent Is it possible for humans to manage a complex system? The belief that it is possible to meaningfully intervene and interventions. Psychology and cognitive science characterise the limitations humans encounter in dealing

  9. Fabio A. Schreiber A BREVIARY TO TIME CONCEPTS

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    Schreiber, Fabio A.

    reasoning. Minkowsky, on the other hand, with the definition of the four-dimensional space-time continuum, puts the basis of a homogeneous treatment of space and time. In fact, today we can speak of a geometry of time as well as of a geometry of space and define many different "possible worlds" by changing

  10. The supplemental instruction program: Student perceptions of the learning environment and impact on student academic achievement in college science at California State University, San Marcos

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    Hizer, Suzanne Elizabeth

    Higher education in science has been criticized and calls to increase student learning and persistence to degree has been recognized as a national problem by the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Sciences. One mode of academic assistance that may directly address this issue is the implementation of Supplemental Instruction (SI) in science courses. SI is a specific model of academic assistance designed to help students in historically difficult science classes master course content, thus increasing their academic achievement and retention. This study assessed the SI program at California State University, San Marcos, in supported science courses. Specifically, academic achievement based on final course grades were compared between SI participating and nonparticipating students, multiple affective factors were measured at the beginning and end of the semester, and students' perceptions of the classroom and SI session learning environments recorded. Overall, students who attended five or more SI sessions achieved higher final course grades. Students who chose to participate in SI had higher initial levels of responsibility and anxiety. Additionally, SI participants experienced a reduction in anxiety over the semester whereas nonparticipants experienced an increase in anxiety from beginning to the end of the semester. The learning environment of SI embodies higher levels of constructivist principles of active learning such as cooperation, cohesiveness, innovation, and personalization---with one exception for the physics course, which is a based on problem-based learning. Structural equation modeling of variables indicates that high self-efficacy at the end of the semester is directly related to high final course grades; this is mediated by cohesion in the classroom and the cooperation evidenced in SI sessions. These findings are elaborated by student descriptions of what happened in SI sessions and discussed given the theoretical frameworks of Bandura's concept of self-efficacy and learning environment activities that embody constructivist principles.

  11. Arecibo and Goldstone Radar Observations of Binary Near-Earth Asteroid and Marco Polo-R Mission Target (175706) 1996 FG3

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    Benner, Lance A. M.; Brozovic, M.; Giorgini, J. D.; Lawrence, K. J.; Taylor, P. A.; Nolan, M. C.; Howell, E. S.; Busch, M. W.; Margot, J.; Naidu, S. P.; Magri, C.; Shepard, M. K.

    2012-10-01

    We report Arecibo (2380 MHz), 13-cm) and Goldstone (8560 MHz, 3.5-cm) delay-Doppler radar observations of binary near-Earth asteroid and Marco Polo-R mission target (175706) 1996 FG3 that were obtained on nine dates between November 6-December 17, 2011. The images achieve resolutions as fine as 75 m in range and place hundreds of pixels on the primary. The images provide thorough rotational coverage by the primary and reveal a rounded, slightly elongated object with a visible extent of 0.9 km. If the visible extent is about ½ of the actual extent, which would be true for a sphere, then the equatorial diameter is about 1.8 km. The primary has features along its leading edge that resemble the signature of the pronounced ridge on the equator of binary asteroid (66391) 1999 KW4. The images sample a wide range of orbital positions by the secondary, resolve it in range and Doppler frequency, show that it is elongated and roughly 500 m in diameter, and suggest that its rotation is synchronous (or nearly so) with the orbital period of 16.1 h estimated by Scheirich and Pravec (2009, Icarus 200, 531-547). We observe a maximum range separation of 2.5 km that, combined with the nearly circular eccentricity found by Scheirich and Pravec from inversion of lightcurves, establishes a lower bound on the semimajor axis. 1996 FG3 has a circular polarization ratio SC/OC = 0.34±0.02 that is comparable to that of 25143 Itokawa (0.28±0.04), suggesting similar degrees of near-surface roughness. The radar data will yield a 3D model of the primary, possibly a coarse-resolution model of the secondary, more precise orbit fitting, and estimates of the system’s mass and bulk density.

  12. Response to comments raised on "Surface deformation caused by April 6th 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila (Italy): A comparative analysis from ENVISAT ASAR, ALOS PALSAR and ASTER" by Chini Marco; Bignami Christian and Salvatore Stramondo

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    Goudarzi, Mohammad Ali; Woldai, Tsehaie; Tolpekin, Valentyn A.

    2012-08-01

    This paper is a response to the comments raised by Marco et al. referring to the work of Goudarzi et al. (2011) on "Surface deformation caused by the April 6th 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila (Italy): A comparative analysis from ENVISAT ASAR, ALOS PALSAR and ASTER". While some of the issues raised by them are relevant and appropriate, the authors believe that some of their comments arose from misunderstanding and needs some elaboration. In this paper, we address their comments and clarify the ambiguities.

  13. Concentrations of Urinary 8-Hydroxy-2?-deoxyguanosine and 8-isoprostane in Women Exposed to Woodsmoke in a Cookstove Intervention Study in San Marcos, Peru

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    Commodore, Adwoa A.; Zhang, Junfeng (Jim); Chang, Yan; Hartinger, Stella M.; Lanata, Claudio F.; Mäusezahl, Daniel; Gil, Ana I.; Hall, Daniel B.; Aguilar-Villalobos, Manuel; Vena, John E.; Wang, Jia-Sheng; Naeher, Luke P.

    2013-01-01

    Nearly half of the world’s population is exposed to household air pollution (HAP) due to long hours spent in close proximity to unvented cooking fires. The effect of woodsmoke exposure on oxidative stress was examined by investigating the association between woodsmoke exposure and biomarkers of DNA oxidation (8-hydroxy-2?-deoxyguanosine [8-OHdG]) and lipid peroxidation (8-isoprostane) among control and intervention stove users. HAP exposure assessment was conducted within the framework of a community-randomized controlled trial of 51 communities in San Marcos Province, Cajamarca Region, Peru. The first morning urine voids after 48hr HAP exposure assessment from a subset of 45 control and 39 intervention stove users were analyzed for 8-OHdG and 8-isoprostane. General linear models and correlation analyses were performed. Urinary oxidative stress biomarkers ranged from 11.2 to 2270.0 ?g/g creatinine (median: 132.6 ?g/g creatinine) for 8-OHdG and from 0.1 to 4.5 ?g/g creatinine (median: 0.8 ?g/g creatinine) for 8-isoprostane among all study subjects (n=84). After controlling for the effects of traffic in the community and eating food exposed to fire among all subjects, cooking time was weakly, but positively associated with urinary 8-OHdG (r=0.29, p=0.01, n=80). Subjects’ real-time personal CO exposures were negatively associated with 8-OHdG, particularly the maximum 30-second CO exposure during the sampling period (r=?0.32, p=0.001, n=73). 48hr time integrated personal PM2.5 was negatively, but marginally associated with urinary 8-isoprostane (r=?0.21, p=0.09, n=69) after controlling for the effect of distance of homes to the road. Urinary 8-isoprostane levels reported in the available literature are comparable to results found in the current study. However there were relatively high levels of urinary 8-OHdG compared to data in the available literature for 8-OHdG excretion. Results suggest a sustained systemic oxidative stress among these Peruvian women chronically exposed to wood smoke. PMID:24041735

  14. Plinio Marcos, dramaturgo da violencia.

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    Pontes, Joel

    1969-10-01

    ) por isso mesmo muito liberto e até párente próximo de primi tivos. Posse de dinheiro e de amor balisam A Navalha na Carne. Se nao amor, ao menos precisao de companhia—um sucedáneo desesperado; se nao amor, correspondencia sexual, o simulacro. Mas... auxilio de Sueli para subjugar o outro, quase se desajusta a sua boc,alidade ao dizer "Sueli, meu amor! Sueli, me ajuda! Sueli, minha santa." Ele, que recebeu e cumpre urna lei segundo a qual o verdadeiro macho é cáften, deve bater, extorquir dinheiro...

  15. Informatica Grafica I Marco Gribaudo

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    Gribaudo, Marco

    vengono modificati i filmati. Macromedia Flash MX La parte superiore mostra il menu e la barra degli strumenti di sistema: nuovo, salva, carica... Macromedia Flash MX La barra degli strumenti di disegno e

  16. Ultraviolet to near-infrared spectroscopy of the potentially hazardous, low delta-V asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3. Backup target of the sample return mission MarcoPolo-R

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    Perna, D.; Dotto, E.; Barucci, M. A.; Fornasier, S.; Alvarez-Candal, A.; Gourgeot, F.; Brucato, J. R.; Rossi, A.

    2013-07-01

    Context. Primitive near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) are important subjects of study for current planetary research. Their investigation can provide crucial information on topics such as the formation of the solar system, the emergence of life, and the mitigation of the risk of asteroid impact. Sample return missions from primitive asteroids have been scheduled or are being studied by space agencies, including the MarcoPolo-R mission selected for the assessment study phase of ESA M3 missions. Aims: We want to improve our knowledge of the surface composition and physical nature of the potentially hazardous, low delta-V asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3, backup target of MarcoPolo-R. This intriguing object shows an as-yet unexplained spectral variability. Methods: We performed spectroscopic observations of 1996 FG3 using the visible spectrograph DOLORES at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), and the UV-to-NIR X-Shooter instrument at the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). Results: We find featureless spectra and we classify 1996 FG3 as a primitive Xc-type in the Bus-DeMeo taxonomy. Based on literature comparison, we confirm the spectral variability of this object at near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths, and find that spectral variations exist also for the visible spectral region. Phase reddening cannot explain such variations. Obtained with the same observational conditions for the whole 0.3-2.2 ?m range, our X-Shooter spectrum allowed a proper comparison with the RELAB meteorite database. A very good fit is obtained with the very primitive C2 Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite (pressed powder), confirming 1996 FG3 as a suitable target for a sample return mission from primitive NEAs. Conclusions: We hypothesize a compacted/cemented surface for 1996 FG3, like that observed by the Hayabusa mission on (25143) Itokawa, with the possible presence of regions showing different degrees of surface roughness. This variegation could be related to the binary nature of 1996 FG3, but to check this hypothesis further observations are necessary. Based on observations carried out at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Chile (programme 088.C-0695), and with the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) operated on the island of La Palma by the Fundacion Galileo Galilei of the INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) at the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (programme AOT25/TAC13).

  17. Seminario Tecnico Regional Sobre Alternativas de Educacion Basica de Adultos en el Marco de la REDALF del Proyecto Principal de Educacion en America Latina y el Caribe (Colonia Tovar, Venezuela, 29 de Septiembre al 3 de Octubre, 1986). Documento Final. (Regional Seminar on Alternatives for Basic Adult Education in the REDALF Project for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Colonia Tovar, Venezuela, September 29-October 3, 1986). Final Document.)

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    The final report of a conference concerning adult basic education de Adultos en el Marco de la REDALF del related to innovative projects in adult education in nine countries. A wide spectrum of issues related to adult basic education, curriculum, methodology, evaluation, and research are analyzed in the context of educational planning. Among the…

  18. Privacy Implications of Mobile Cloud Marco Gruteser

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    Fu, Xiaoming

    Sensitivities · Analyzed human mobility patterns from cell phone hand off data ­ 100,000 users over 6 months · Coarse data ­ Cell tower location recorded for each call / message ­ Average towers covered 3 km^2 #12;Inferences from Detailed Location Traces · Embarrassing or inaccurate inferences ­ Medical clinic visits

  19. Project Marco Polo: Experiences Applying Geography.

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    Trygestad, JoAnn; Nelson, Jasmine

    1993-01-01

    Describes a summer 1992 study tour of Egypt and Greece by 15 teachers, 15 students, and 5 geography administrators. Focuses on the experiences and attitudes of one eighth-grade student. Asserts that her presentations to student and adult groups have encouraged other students to become more interested in travel and other cultures. (CFR)

  20. Experimental Descriptive Complexity Marco Carmosino1,

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    is that when Dexter is engaged on a project, sleep is apparently unnecessary. Another is his plasticity at Cornell, he discovered Descrip- tive Complexity2 . His dream was that rather than writing complex, error

  1. Experimental Descriptive Complexity Marco Carmosino1

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    is that when Dexter is engaged on a project, sleep is apparently unnecessary. Another is his plasticity at Cornell, he discovered Descrip- tive Complexity4 . His dream was that rather than writing complex, error

  2. CAL STATE SAN MARCOS PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE CHECKS

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    Puha, Amber

    . A search committee may also conduct reference checks during the search process, but it is still recommended NOT INQUIRE IF THE CANDIDATE HAS EVER FILED A FEDERAL EEOC AND/OR STATE DEPARTMENT FAIR EMPOYMENT AND HOUSING

  3. MARCO SOMALVICO'S LEGACY ON MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS

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    Gatti, Nicola

    cerebral cortex devoted to self-preservation, to emotions and feelings, and to the activities related Somalvico's innate ability to find fruitful connections between different disciplines, in this paper we, or primitive brain, is responsible for self-preservation. Mechanisms of aggressions, repetitive behaviors

  4. Marco Fiore Main address Alternative address

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    Fiore, Marco

    . Casetti Ago 2004 Assegno di ricerca su "Transmission of multimedia data traffic on multiple paths" presso-ad-infrastruttura (V2I) quali IEEE 802.11p, IEEE 1609.x, ETSI ITS G5, ISO CALM · Gestione del download di contenuti

  5. Curriculum vitae et studiorum Prof. Marco Petitta

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    'Aquila University, Environmental Sciences Dept., on "Environmental hydrogeology of the Gran Sasso karst aquifer'acquifero carsico dei monti Lepini (Italia Centrale)" ("Simulation mathematical models of Lepini Mts. karst aquifer

  6. Oplossen van kegelsneden. Begeleider: Marco Streng

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    de Jong, Robin

    functionaliteit aan het softwarepakket Sage. Steekwoorden: het lokaal-globaal-principe, algoritme. Referenties: [1 conics, Math- ematics of Computation, 72 (243) 2003, 1417­1441. [3] Sage mathematics software http://sagemath.org [4] Sage, request for functionality http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/6881 1 #12;

  7. Questions of Scientific Responsibility Marco Mamone Capria*

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    Mamone Capria, Marco

    accept to discuss, critics' opinions; the introduction of spurious quantitative methods as a weapon used in &KDOOHQJHV deal with some episodes "in the area where the academic world meets the world of journalism

  8. Intelligent Traffic Light Control Marco Wiering

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    institute of information and computing sciences, utrecht university technical report UU-CS-2004-029 www. In this paper we study the simulation and optimization of traffic light controllers in a city and present Light Control, Reinforcement Learning, Multi-Agent Sys- tems (MAS), Smart Infrastructures

  9. Learning Dense Models of Query Similarity from User Click Logs Fabio De Bona

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    Riezler, Stefan

    Z¨urich, Switzerland riezler@google.com Keith Hall Google Research Z¨urich, Switzerland kbhall@google.com Massimiliano Ciaramita Google Research Z¨urich, Switzerland massi@google.com Amac¸ Herdagdelen University

  10. Modelling and attitudes towards the Future Fabio Boschetti1,2,*

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    about a future 20 or more years away from us. There are cases in which the scientific community believes growth projections, among other examples. There are cases in which the scientific community does Price1 1 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation, Australia. 2 School of Earth

  11. Agents for distributed context-aware interaction Augusto Celentano, Daniela Fogli*, Piero Mussio*, Fabio Pittarello

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    Celentano, Augusto

    Agents for distributed context-aware interaction Augusto Celentano°, Daniela Fogli*, Piero Mussio Elettronica per l'Automazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia {auce, pitt}@dsi.unive.it, {fogli, mussio

  12. LANDSLIDE IN DOSSENA (BG): COMPARISON BETWEEN INTERFEROMETRIC Daniele Perissin, Riccardo Piantanida, Davide Piccagli, Fabio Rocca

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    Perissin, Daniele

    LANDSLIDE IN DOSSENA (BG): COMPARISON BETWEEN INTERFEROMETRIC TECHNIQUES Daniele Perissin, Riccardo.perissin@polimi.it ABSTRACT In this work the landslide of Dossena (BG, Italy), located in a mountainous area north of Milan answer to the requests of the local geologists. The landslide of Dossena, in fact, is known since almost

  13. Myths of the Future Questionnaire Jennifer Price & Fabio Boschetti, CSIRO, Australia

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    population will grow to a level that the earth cannot sustain [__] 5 Human lifestyles will result in more and chemical contamination will build to dangerous levels [__] 10 Rainforests will be cut down to make way

  14. Implementation of optimal phase-covariant cloning machines Fabio Sciarrino1,2

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    cryptographic protocols, for the distribution of quantum information to many partners, and for the transmission manuscript received 18 April 2007; published 26 July 2007 The optimal phase-covariant quantum cloning machine and controlling the flux of quantum information between many quantum systems has in general been tackled

  15. SEPARATING SOURCES FROM SEQUENTIALLY ACQUIRED MIXTURES OF HEART Fabio L. Hedayioglu Maria G. Jafari

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    Plumbley, Mark

    of Porto, Institute of Telecommunications, {fheday,mcoimbra}@dcc.fc.up.pt Unit of Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology, Royal Portuguese Hospital, Recife, Brazil Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Digital

  16. Detection and tracking of groups in crowd Riccardo Mazzon, Fabio Poiesi, Andrea Cavallaro

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    Cavallaro, Andrea

    for group detection based on Dirichlet Process Mixture Model (DPMM) can also be employed [12], where motion cluster- ing [2, 3] or an optimization based on Lagrangian theory [9] can be employed to model group

  17. Finite element modeling of SHTE and PSVTM electroseismics Fabio I. Zyserman a,

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    Santos, Juan

    induce electro- magnetic disturbances that can be measured at the surface (seismo- electric effect of electromagnetic sources, one giving rise to transverse electric (TE) fields and the other one to transverse-scale separation of electric charge in which a bound charge existing on the surface of the solid matrix (normally

  18. Prof. Marco Amabili (marco.amabili@mcgill.ca) Modeling and experiments on nonlinear vibrations and dynamic

    E-print Network

    Barthelat, Francois

    vehicles · Combustion properties of biofuels, including biodiesel and biojet fuels · Shock tube ignition Development of innovative clutch mechanisms for hybrid vehicles Gearless speed reducers: Speed-o-Cam; Slide scales 20 µm #12;Department of Mechanical Engineering OVERVIEW · Combustion of alternative biofuels

  19. Mining Web Sites Using Adaptive Information Extraction Alexiei Dingli and Fabio Ciravegna and David Guthrie and Yorick Wilks

    E-print Network

    (position, email address, telephone number, etc.); (3) the identification of groups of people working. A very limited number of user-defined examples are used to bootstrap learning. Simple, high precision together by monitoring (a) publication lists (and publication date of each work to trace the evo- lution

  20. Corso di Laurea in Matematica -a.a. 2008/9 programma di ALGEBRA 1 -prof. Fabio Gavarini

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    Gavarini, Fabio

    : cardinalità di un insieme. Insiemi (o cardinalità, o numeri cardinali) finiti e infiniti; ordinamento tra numeri cardinali. Cardinalità del numerabile. Primo Teorema ("diagonale") di Cantor. Secondo Teorema di Cantor (sulla cardinalità dell'insieme delle parti). Cardinali infiniti superiori; l

  1. Ultra-Low Duty Cycle MAC with Scheduled Channel Polling Wei Ye, Fabio Silva, and John Heidemann

    E-print Network

    Heidemann, John

    -MAC and T-MAC coordinate sleep schedules to reduce energy consumption. Recently, low- power listening (LPL without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage time and a full listen/sleep inter- val. To keep th

  2. Functional Dynamics of PDZ Binding Domains: A Normal-Mode Analysis Paolo De Los Rios,* Fabio Cecconi,y

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    Cecconi, Fabio

    (PDZ) interaction domains are fundamental in regulating the dynamic organization of the cell. They play-band alternatively spliced PDZ- motif) protein, required for maintaining the cytoskeletal structure during muscle contraction; the ZASP-PDZ domain is responsible for the interaction between ZASP and the C-terminus of a

  3. PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN AN EVOLVING NETWORK OF UNSTABLE CURRENT SHEETS Loukas Vlahos, Heinz Isliker, and Fabio Lepreti

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    Vlahos, Loukas

    PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN AN EVOLVING NETWORK OF UNSTABLE CURRENT SHEETS Loukas Vlahos, Heinz the UCSs and in this way determines the degree of possible multiple acceleration. The particles travel, a variety of acceleration mechanisms are active, with the end result that the particles depart with a new

  4. Modelagem Matematica de Sistemas 10 de marco de 2008

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    Rosa, Ricardo M. S.

    ´igidos 57 1. Representa¸c~ao do movimento de um corpo r´igido 57 2. Energia cin´etica de um corpo r´igido 60 75 Cap´itulo 7. Sistemas cont´inuos 77 1. Exemplos 77 2. Conserva¸c~ao de energia 80 Cap´itulo 8 de um corpo de massa m > 0 em queda livre vertical ao longo do eixo z, dado na forma ¨z = -g, onde g

  5. More ergodic billiards with an in nite cusp Marco Lenci

    E-print Network

    merit study. From a physical point of view they are on the borderline between closed and open systems unbounded orbits. Our case is borderline in the sense that, albeit open, an arbitrarily small perturbation

  6. Kernel Methods Marco Signoretto and Johan A. K. Suykens

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.4 Structural Risk Minimization and Regularization, Kernel Fisher Discriminant Analysis and Gaussian Processes. The use of kernel methods is systematic

  7. Shading and shadowing on Canaletto's Piazza San Marco

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    Wijntjes, Maarten W. A.; de Ridder, Huib

    2014-02-01

    Whereas the 17th century painter Canaletto was a master in linear perspective of the architectural elements, he seems to have had considerable difficulty with linear perspective of shadows. A common trick to avoid shadow perspective problems is to set the (solar) illumination direction parallel to the projection screen. We investigated in one painting where Canaletto clearly used this trick, whether he followed this light direction choice consistently through in how he shades the persons. We approached this question with a perceptual experiment where we measured perceived light directions in isolated details of the paintings. Specifically, we controlled whether observers could only see the (cast) shadow, only shading or both. We found different trends in all three conditions. The results indicate that Canaletto probably used different shading than the parallel light direction would predict. We interpret the results as a form or artistic freedom that Canaletto used to shade the persons individually.

  8. Flows with suspended and floating particles Marcos Lagea,

    E-print Network

    Díaz, Lorenzo J.

    , Fictitious Domain, Lagrange Multipliers 1. Introduction1 Flows with suspended particles occurs in many and an augmented Navier­Stokes25 equation is solved over the entire domain. Using the Lagrange multipliers26 of flows with solid particles at interfaces also follows two31 different approaches. Singh and Joseph (2005

  9. Level shift operators for open quantum systems Marco Merkli

    E-print Network

    theory, [26, 18]. A core strategy common to these methods is to reduce the spectral analysis, McGill University 805 Sherbrooke W., Montreal Canada, QC, H3A 2K6 and Centre de Recherches Math#19 which stem from the structure of open quantum systems at positive temperatures and which are common

  10. Latino Hillbilly: An Interview with Marcos McPeek Villatoro.

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    Minick, Jim; McPeek Villatoro, Marcos

    2001-01-01

    Novelist and faculty member McPeek Villatoro, son of a Salvadoran mother and an Appalachian father, discusses his childhood in Tennessee and San Francisco, racism encountered for being Latino or Appalachian, embracing his Latino roots, similarities between Appalachian and rural Central American cultures, the importance of teachers raising…

  11. Travel, Tourism, and Geographic Field Work: Project Marco Polo 1992.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lanegran, David A.; St. Peter, Patrice H.

    1993-01-01

    Describes a 3-week study tour of Egypt and Greece by 15 geography teachers, 15 students, and 5 administrators during summer 1992. Discusses nine processes that were used to provide structure for the trip's events. Concludes that a geography teacher's task is to evoke in students the spirit of the traveler. (CFR)

  12. Optimized holographic optical traps Marco Polin, Kosta Ladavac,

    E-print Network

    Grier, David

    at the input pupil yields an interference pattern whose ampli- tude and phase corrugations characterize as in industry [7]. This article describes refinements to the HOT tech- nique that help to optimize the traps

  13. The Cost of Binge Drinking Marco Francesconi and Jonathan James

    E-print Network

    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    billion), about £80 for each man, woman, and child living in the UK. The price that internalizes of the social dimension of binge drinking (e.g., Skog 1985; Cook and Moore 2000; Courtney and Polich 2009

  14. The Pfam protein families database Marco Punta1,

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    Eddy, Sean

    Stockholm Bioinformatics Center, Swedish eScience Research Center, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics 13 000 manually curated protein families as of release 26.0. Pfam is available via servers in the UK of protein regions that share a significant degree of sequence similarity, thereby suggesting homology

  15. Colonia: Corpus of Historical Marcos Zampieri, Martin Becker

    E-print Network

    Erjavec, Toma?

    , there are only a few op- tions available. One of them is Tycho Brahe [6], which contains texts from the 16th and syntactic. Tycho Brahe texts are available for download in three versions: raw corpus, POS annotated of the most important historical Portuguese corpora to date: Tycho Brahe, GMHP4, Corpus do Português

  16. Reverse Engineering with Logical Coupling Marco D'Ambros

    E-print Network

    Lanza, Michele

    the Evolution Radar, which can effectively break down the amount and complexity of the logical coupling that evolve together should be placed close to each other for cognitive reasons: A developer who modifies is based on a specific visualization called Evolution Radar [6,8]. We decided to use visualization [20

  17. Gary DeRusso ,,11 San Marcos, Nicaragua

    E-print Network

    /Albany Medical College Program: Service to others. I had always held an enthusiastic, almost idyllic vision in the U.S. Don't worry: Although the patient looks worried, the injection went quite smoothly. #12;Lorena worked in El Centro de Desarrollo Infantil (CDI), which is where parents could drop off their children

  18. Electronic Jury Voting Protocols Alejandro Hevia \\Lambda Marcos Kiwi y

    E-print Network

    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    is required in order to reach a verdict. In civil cases there are different standards, nine out of twelve in Applied Mathematics 1999--2000. 1 #12; We provide an electronic drop in procedure for jury voting deliberate is just one familiar example, among many, where it is clear that the voting procedure itself has

  19. Statistical Challenges in Functional Genomics Paola Sebastiani and Marco Ramoni

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    Spang, Rainer

    Harvard Medical School, Boston MA Abstract On February 12, 2001 the Human Genome Project announced in Functional Genomics Contents 1 The Human Genome Project 2 2 The Biology of Gene Expression 3 3 Microarrays 6 in Functional Genomics 1. The Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project (HGP) is a multi-year effort

  20. Guia de Estudo de Anlise Real Marco Cabral

    E-print Network

    Cabral, Marco

    a imagem direta da função. (b) diferença entre a função inversa e a imagem inversa da função. (c) para os reais como classes de equivalência de sequências de Cauchy. A seção 3.3 apresenta a denição muito

  1. Um Guia de Estudo Marco Aurelio Palumbo Cabral

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    Cabral, Marco

    compreende- rem os conceitos principais: Classes de Equival^encia, Anel Quociente, Teorema do Homomorfismo}. Defini¸c~ao: IMAGEM INVERSA ­ Denota-se e define-se: f-1 (C) = {a A; f(a) C} . A imagem inversa ´e um subconjunto do dom´inio. Obs: N~ao confundir com fun¸c~ao inversa, que associa ele- mentos de B a A. A imagem

  2. Microplate motions in the hotspot reference frame Marco Cuffaro1

    E-print Network

    Jurdy, Donna M.

    and microplates with respect to the mesosphere. In plate kinematic and dynamic analyses, two different absolute frameÕ, is based on the assumption that individual hotspots are fixed relative to the mesosphere are referred to the mesosphere, any difference between the frames would be interpreted as a net

  3. Poisson-driven seamless completion of triangular meshes Marco Centina

    E-print Network

    Signoroni, Alberto

    , cultural heritage, industrial design and manufacture, 3D printing, archi- tecture and construction, entertainment industry, etc.) for their ability of effectively produce high-quality 3D digital models of real and Visualization group, Intelligent Systems, TU Delft, The Netherlands Abstract The production of high-quality 3D

  4. m Computational Environments for Grammar Development and

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    Lavelli, Klaus Netter and Fabio Pianesi 12 July 1997 Universidad Nacional de Educaci6n a Distancia Madrid Lavelli, Klaus Netter and Fabio Pianesi 12 July 1997 Universidad Nacional de Educaci6n a Distancia Madrid

  5. Batista et al. Journal of Internet Services and Applications (2015) 6:22 DOI 10.1186/s13174-015-0035-3

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    Boutaba, Raouf

    2015-01-01

    from the networking community Daniel M Batista6*, Gordon Blair2, Fabio Kon6, Raouf Boutaba1, David. The Editors-in-Chief, Gordon Blair and Fabio Kon and the Assistant Editor Daniel Macêdo Batista, therefore

  6. Intrusion-Tolerant Self-Healing Devices for Critical Infrastructure Protection Paulo Sousa, Alysson N. Bessani, Wagner S. Dantas, Fabio Souto, Miguel Correia, Nuno F. Neves

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    Neves, Nuno

    services, which are constantly plagued with cyber-attacks. This situa- tion has been recognized.g., [11, 14]). Although there is consider- able reluctance about disclosing information about attacks enter- prise services (email, databases, etc.) and workstations of personnel, such as engineers who

  7. Microcavity polaritonlike dispersion doublet in resonant Bragg gratings Fabio Biancalana,1 Leonidas Mouchliadis,2 Celestino Creatore,3 Simon Osborne,4 and Wolfgang Langbein2

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    ," Università degli Studi di Pavia, via Bassi 6, Pavia I-27100, Italy 4Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings.121306 PACS number s : 71.35.Gg Since the pioneering proposals by Yablonovitch and John,1 photonic crystals Ph

  8. Experience with Rover Navigation for LunarLike Terrains Reid Simmons, Eric Krotkov, Lonnie Chrisman, Fabio Cozman, Richard Goodwin, Martial Hebert,

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    Simmons, Reid

    technologies to enable remote, safeguarded teleoperation and autonomous driving in lunar­like environments knowledge, this is a record distance for autonomous cross­country driving of a vehicle using stereo and only­mode operation, where a human operator and an autonomous system each provide ``advice'' on how to drive

  9. 88:2232-2241, 2002. doi:10.1152/jn.00198.2002JN Marco Bove, Gregoire Courtine and Marco Schieppati

    E-print Network

    Sandini, Giulio

    Dorsal Neck Muscle Vibration Induces Upward Shifts in the Endpoints of Memory-Guided [PDF][Full Text. Schieppati Neck proprioception and spatial orientation in cervical dystonia [PDF][Full Text][Abstract] , July Stepping in Place in Humans Neck Muscle Vibration and Spatial Orientation During You might find

  10. Um Modelo de Gest~ao E ciente de Recursos Computacionais Marcos Castilho Renato Carmo

    E-print Network

    Hexsel, Roberto A

    ~ao. A implementa#24;c~ao da solu#24;c~ao exposta, fortemente baseada no uso de Software Livre e no rea compatibilidade, seguran#24;ca, atualiza#24;c~ao, desempenho, etc, que acabam por consumir todas as energias dos

  11. To Cache or Not To Cache? Marco Fiore, Francesco Mininni, Claudio Casetti, Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini

    E-print Network

    Fiore, Marco

    such algorithm "Hamlet". The result is the creation of a content diversity within the nodes neighborhood, so devices. Comparison with other caching schemes under different forwarding strategies confirms that Hamlet

  12. TCP Anomalies: identification and analysis Marco Mellia, Michela Meo and Luca Muscariello

    E-print Network

    to a set of real traces collected at our institution. The results show that a number of interesting satisfactory, models, like the Erlang teletraffic theory in telephone networks, for designing and planning for a number of reasons. First, traffic analysis is made very hard by the strong correlations both in space

  13. STAG: Smart Tools & Apps for Graphics (2015) Silvia Biasotti and Marco Tarini and Andrea Giachetti (Editors)

    E-print Network

    Signoroni, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    ]. The methods of mesh fixing may be divided into two categories: the volumetric methods that try to reconstruct volumetrically the object (and often imply a complete remeshing), and surface meth- ods, that try to solve strategy and a software tool that try to preserve the original data while adopting effective local

  14. 78 FR 48293 - Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; San Marcos, TX

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-08

    ... Airport (78 FR 33263) Docket No. FAA-2013-0273. Interested parties were invited to participate in this... Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR...: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p....

  15. Logarithmic Decay in Single-Particle Relaxation of Hydrated Lysozyme Powder Marco Lagi,1,2

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    Chen, Sow-Hsin

    -dynamics of protein amino acids of hydrated lysozyme powder around the physiological temperature by means of molecular dynamics simulations. The self-intermediate scattering functions of the amino acid residue center of mass, 61.20.Ja, 64.70.kj It is well known that the dynamics of native globular proteins has much in common

  16. Visualizing Compositions of Services from Large Repositories Marco Aiello, Nico van Benthem, Elie el Khoury

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    Aiello, Marco

    el Khoury Dep. of Mathematics and Computing Science University of Groningen Nijenborg 9 ­ 9747AG services and how to compose them. In this paper, we propose RuGCo a system to automatically compose Web, on the basis of a user query. The proposed system is not only able to find all suitable combinations of Web

  17. Extended Goals for Composing Services Eirini Kaldeli and Alexander Lazovik and Marco Aiello

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    Aiello, Marco

    Distributed Systems Group Dep. of Mathematics and Computing Science University of Groningen Nijenborg 9 ­ 9747AG Groningen The Netherlands Abstract The ability to automatically compose Web Services is critical, in order to avoid undesirable situations. Introduction Automatic Web Service Composition (WSC) addresses

  18. Rate Adaptation in Visual MIMO Ashwin Ashok, Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam, Taekyoung Kwon

    E-print Network

    Gruteser, Marco

    feedback. Using trace-based simulation results for a vehicle-to-vehicle communication scenario, we of cameras and light emit- ting devices, for example, in cell phones, cars, laptops, music players- cation systems and networks based on a concept we call Visual MIMO [1]. In this concept, optical

  19. Worm Epidemics in Vehicular Networks Oscar Trullols-Cruces, Student Member, IEEE, Marco Fiore, Member, IEEE,

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    Fiore, Marco

    the overall travel experience more enjoyable. However, they also open significant new surfaces for attacks areas [7], and different infection vectors, from metropolitan Wi-Fi asso- ciations [8] to text messaging

  20. Marco Said I Look like Charcoal: A Puerto Rican's Exploration of Her Ethnic Identity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vargas, Yarma Velazquez

    2008-01-01

    When race is so self-evident that it becomes "unspoken," it becomes a text that can be arbitrarily read or not read at all. When race is thought of as shades or textures of color that paint the already loaded canvas of our ethnicities, it is the reader who has the power of interpretation, opening the possibility for multiple readings that will…

  1. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: KB Homes, San Marcos, California

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2013-09-01

    Designed to produce as much energy as it uses, the ZeroHouse incorporates a PV system, R-15 fiberglass batts in walls, and slab-on-grade foundation. The builder ranked fifth in the nation on Builder Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 ranking of U.S. home builders based on number of housing starts, and won a 2013 Housing Innovation Award in the production builder category.

  2. Posted by Marco Janssen at 8:27 PM Newer Post Older Post

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    Rankin, Daniel

    The tragedy of the commons in evolutionary biology In the December issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution on the study of commons dilemmas in non-human context such as plants competing for light and virus phages State University. We will post information relevant to governance of our commons, from natural resources

  3. Building a Bayesian Network Model of Heart Disease (Extended Jayanta K. Ghosh and Marco Valtorta

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    Valtorta, Marco

    Medicine MedicineTaken ModExercise SerumSelenium RapidHeart SmokeAlcohol FamilyHistory BloodPressure Mio important, is that there are obvious difficulties involved in providing statistical data for each family­OR­gate assumes that the variables act independently and there are no synergistic or antagonistic effect

  4. Linear perturbative theory of the discrete cosmological N-body problem B. Marcos and T. Baertschiger

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    Gabrielli, Andrea

    of the evolution under their mutual self-gravity of particles displaced off an infinite perfect lattice, both for a static space and for a homogeneously expanding space as in cosmological N-body simulations. The treatment in the universe is based on the growth of small initial density fluctuations in a homogeneous and isotropic medium

  5. Tracking Down Skype Traffic Dario Bonfiglio, Marco Mellia, Michela Meo, Nicol`o Ritacca Dario Rossi

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    IP application, Skype is attracting the attention of the research community [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8 traffic generated by a Skype client, considering also the number of different clients that are contacted

  6. The role of diffusion at shear layers in irregular detonations Marco Arienti1

    E-print Network

    and thermal transport effects can be neglected in one-dimensional detonation waves. In reality, detonation, it is possible that diffusion can compete with convection as a transport mechanism and augment ignition transport of radicals and energy could play a significant role in the combustion mechanism of detonations

  7. COMBINING MCTF WITH DISTRIBUTED SOURCE CODING Marco Tagliasacchi, Stefano Tubaro, Augusto Sarti

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    Tagliasacchi, Marco

    using PRISM (Power efficient, Robust, hIgh compression Syndrome- based Multimedia coding), a video at low bitrates. 1. INTRODUCTION Robust scalable video coding has become an important problem in light with PRISM [3, 4], a video cod- ing framework that builds on distributed video coding principles. The PRISM

  8. IR reflectance spectra of pristine Antarctic CM chondrites to characterize Marco Polo-R mission target

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    Trigo-Rodríguez, J. M.; Moyano-Cambero, C. E.; Llorca, J.; Alonso-Azcárate, J.; Fornasier, S.; Belskaya, I.; Binzel, R.; Rivkin, A. S.

    2012-09-01

    The hydrated groups of carbonaceous chondrites (hereafter CCs) exhibit different degrees of aqueous alteration. Primary minerals were transformed in their parent bodies by the action of the water. Most of the water was probably accreted as ice or bounded in hydrated minerals. Moderate heating associated with residual radioactivity or collisional compaction released that water to soak temporarily the materials forming these asteroids. Evidence for static and dynamic aqueous mineral products has been described [1, 2], at the same time that the different degrees of alteration exhibited for members of the CM group were characterized [3, 4]. We apply here a new IR spectroscopic technique that allows to assess the amount of adsorbed water present in minerals forming carbonaceous chondrites.

  9. Retracing the steps of Marco Polo: from clinical trials to diffusion of interventions for smokers.

    PubMed

    Richmond, R L

    1996-01-01

    We report the results from a series of four controlled trials which evaluate efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation of interventions for smokers, and then discuss diffusion of our program in feasibility studies both nationally in Australia and internationally. In our first study we reported that when general practitioners delivered moderately brief advice to smokers, they have a 36% abstinence rate at three years. In the second study we found that doctors achieve a 12% abstinence at one year after giving minimal advice to patients, and when using a more involved intervention, quit rates of just less than 20% at one year. In the third and fourth studies of utilization of the smoking cessation program we report that reinforcement contact following a 2-hour training workshop increased doctors' use of a smoking cessation program at 6 months compared to no contact. The challenge of translating research findings into practice for the benefit of doctors in Australia as well as in a low-income country such as China, is described in two feasibility studies. Over the past 11 years we have disseminated the program nationally in Australia, and over 4500 doctors have been trained. Diffusion theory provides a useful model which has guided us in our implementation efforts in Australia and is being used to allow us to introduce the smoking cessation intervention for Chinese doctors to use. PMID:8904935

  10. On the Properties of TCP Flow Arrival Process Dario Rossi, Luca Muscariello, Marco Mellia

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    Giaccone, Paolo

    .e., with the same source/destination IP addresses and ii) each traffic aggregate has, bytewise, the same amount networks. This, with the intent of both trying to find a physical explanation of the properties displayed by the traffic, and to find accurate stochastic processes that can be used for the traffic description

  11. Multi-Clue Image Tampering Localization Lorenzo Gaborini, Paolo Bestagini, Simone Milani, Marco Tagliasacchi, Stefano Tubaro

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    Tagliasacchi, Marco

    to the increasing availability of cheap portable devices, such as cameras and smartphones, the acquisition tools that are able to uncover the history and prove the authenticity of a digital content. In the last FET-Open grant number:268478. Among the algorithms developed to uncover the history of still images

  12. Organizing Large Scale Hacking Competitions Nicholas Childers, Bryce Boe, Lorenzo Cavallaro, Ludovico Cavedon, Marco

    E-print Network

    Cavallaro, Lorenzo

    Organizing Large Scale Hacking Competitions Nicholas Childers, Bryce Boe, Lorenzo Cavallaro a major aspect of our everyday experience with the Internet. To some degree, every user of the Internet, Internet security issues often require substantial hands-on training in order to be understood and mastered

  13. UbiComp 2013 Conference Report Nemanja Memarovic, Simon Mayer, Paul Baumann, Marco Pasch

    E-print Network

    Langheinrich, Marc

    to 12. The number of attendees reflected the success of the merger: more than to the History and Future of Google Glass/Wearable Computing UbiComp 2013 featured (Georgia Institute of Technology), who is also Technical Lead/Manager on Google

  14. ClearShot: Eavesdropping on Keyboard Input from Video Davide Balzarotti, Marco Cova, and Giovanni Vigna

    E-print Network

    Vigna, Giovanni

    of history. With the advent of technology, new ways of spying on somebody's communications have been devised to type in his password and we're going to get a clear shot. From the movie "Sneakers," 1992, Universal someone typing on a keyboard to automatically derive the information being typed. In the '92 movie

  15. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EYE MOVEMENT BIOMETRICS Department of Computer Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

    E-print Network

    Oleg, Komogortsev - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EYE MOVEMENT BIOMETRICS Department of Computer Science, Texas State and Responsibilities: assist with research associated with improving the state of the art in the eye movement models and representations of the brain activity that can be extracted from the eye movement signals

  16. Modeling Stress and Anxiety in Zebrafish Jonathan M. Cachat, Peter R. Canavello, Marco F. Elegante,

    E-print Network

    Kalueff, Allan V.

    strongly with behavioral endpoints. These fish are also highly sensitive to various environmental to the study of fear and anxiety-related states. 2. The Novel Tank Diving Paradigm: A Fish "Open Field-evoked anxiety. When a zebrafish is exposed to a novel (potentially dangerous) environment, it initially dives

  17. A passively controlled appendage deployment system for the San Marco D/L spacecraft

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lang, W. E.; Frisch, H. P.; Schwartz, D. A.

    1984-01-01

    The analytical simulation of deployment dynamics of these two axis concepts as well as the evolution of practical designs for the add on deployable inertia boom units is described. With the boom free to swing back in response to Coriolis forces as well as outwards in response to centrifugal forces, the kinematics of motion are complex but admit the possibility of absorbing deployment energy in frictional or other damping devices about the radial axis, where large amplitude motions can occur and where the design envelope allows more available volume. An acceptable range is defined for frictional damping for any given spin rate. Inadequate damping allows boom motions which strike the spacecraft; excessive damping causes the boom to swing out and latch with damaging violence. The acceptable range is a design parameter and must accommodate spin rate tolerance and also the tolerance and repeatability of the damping mechanisms.

  18. Maria Vega Caamares1, John R. Lombardi1*, Marco Leona2 published by

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    Lombardi, John R.

    derivatives serve as ingredients for biochemical and phar- macological products used as human dietary supplements.3-8 Due to their natural yellow color and unique chemical properties, flavones and flavonols

  19. Predictability and Correlation in Human Metrology Donald Adjeroh, Deng Cao, Marco Piccirilli, Arun Ross

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    Ross, Arun Abraham

    . Datasets We used the CAESAR anthropometric dataset that has data pertaining to 2400 US & Canadian civilians.g., body shape, anthropometric measurements, and geometrical features extracted from these measurements [6], [5], [7] have all focused on 3D data points. Here, we consider only the 1D measurements

  20. Wildfires, complexity, and highly optimized tolerance Max A. Moritz*, Marco E. Morais

    E-print Network

    Carlson, Jean

    and a detailed fire simulation model; both are in agree- ment with a highly optimized tolerance model. Highly in evaluating fire management strategies and sensi- tivities to climate change. resilience From the scale of terrestrial ecosystems. This real-world experience parallels debates involving abstract models of forest fires

  1. On Learning Soccer Strategies Rafa/l Sa/lustowicz, Marco Wiering, Jurgen Schmidhuber

    E-print Network

    Schmidhuber, Juergen

    with continuous­valued inputs, simple physical laws to model ball bounces and friction, and up to 11 players cause them to bounce back to their positions at the previous time step. If one of them had the ball variants of dynamic programming and function approximators are combined to model EFs map­ ping input

  2. Evolving Soccer Strategies Rafa/l Sa/lustowicz, Marco Wiering, Jurgen Schmidhuber

    E-print Network

    Schmidhuber, Juergen

    walls. The ball slows down due to friction (after having been shot) and bounces off walls obeying on adaptive evaluation functions (EFs) [Bertsekas, 1996]. Usually online variants of dynamic programming There are either 1 or 11 players per team. Players can move with and without the ball or shoot it. As in in­ door

  3. Marco Antonio de la Parra: Matatangos y la resemantización de su causa ausente

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    Dí az-Ortiz, Oscar A.

    1996-04-01

    . Túlio Carella nos da una definición de lo que el tango significó para los argentinos: El tango afianza la personalidad portueña prescindiendo de todo y de todos. La dura carrera de iniciación del tango se debe a que nació en un "habitat" de miseria... Dos en su actuación de veleta y a su carácter mercantil como vemos en: Uno: ¿Llamada? Tres: ¿A quién llamas Carlitos? Dos (Parco): A una amiga. Uno (Irónico): Ahhh, Carlitos tiene amigas . . . Tres: Amigas ricas. Uno: Gringas que mean oro. Tres...

  4. How people use thermostats in homes: A review Therese Peffer a,*, Marco Pritoni b

    E-print Network

    Aragon, Cecilia R.

    BTUs) of the total residential source energy consumed was for heating and 14% (3.07 quadrillion BTUs) for cooling [2]. Most (65%) of the energy supplied by fuels (primarily natural gas, also fuel oil and propane comprised approximately 42% of the total source residential energy and about 9% of the total source energy

  5. Metallogeny of the Marco zone, Corvet Est, disseminated gold deposit, James Bay, Quebec,

    E-print Network

    , that is continuous along strike for 1.3 km. The lithotectonic sequence comprises footwall basaltic andesite amphibolite overlain by a lenticular unit of metadacite and then by hanging-wall basaltic andesite amphibolite, all intruded by quartz­feldspar porphyry dikes. Dacite, basaltic andesite amphibolite, and quartz

  6. THEORY OF DARK ENERGY AND DARK MATTER MARCO HERNANDEZ, TIAN MA, AND SHOUHONG WANG

    E-print Network

    over centuries, dating back to Aristotle, Galileo, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein) the Einstein principle of general relativity, and 2) the principle of interaction dynamics, due. It was Al- bert Einstein who first derived the basic law of gravity -- the Einstein gravitational field

  7. Esercizi per il corso ultraltri e metodi non standard Marco Usula

    E-print Network

    Di Nasso, Mauro

    nonstandard dei reali. Sia a : N R una successione di reali, e sia l R {±}. Dimostrare che a (n) l se e che a (n) l. 1 #12;Esercizio 7.2. Sia R un modello nonstandard dei reali. Sia a : N R una successione di reali. Dimostrare che, dato s R {±}, a ha una sottosuccessione convergente ad s se e solo se

  8. Multiple Model Tracking by Imprecise Markov Trees Alessandro Antonucci and Alessio Benavoli and Marco Zaffalon

    E-print Network

    Zaffalon, Marco

    Multiple Model Tracking by Imprecise Markov Trees Alessandro Antonucci and Alessio Benavoli as a possi- ble explanation of the target kinematics. In summary, our approach leads to a multiple and robust than that of Bayesian ones. Keywords: tracking, Kalman filtering, imprecise Markov tree, hidden

  9. Immunodetection of XenobioticsImmunodetection of Xenobiotics Prof. M.-Pilar Marco

    E-print Network

    Ritort, Felix

    ., pesticide or industrial residues that may contaminate food products or the environment. Natural compounds nanoparticles ·Enzymes ·EIA: enzyme immunoassay · Magnetic particles · etc ELISA E li k d I b t A·ELISA: Enzyme are frequently more stable than enzymes. Longer lifetime Antibodies offer homogeneity regarding chemical

  10. Data Protection and Data Sharing in Telematics Sastry Duri, Jeffrey Elliot, Marco Gruteser, Xuan Liu, Paul

    E-print Network

    Gruteser, Marco

    be delivered. Services available today and projected for the near future include navigation information, the demographics of the driver and passengers, and the behavior of the vehicle driver. The growth of e-commerce

  11. Glossary of Mosaic Glass Terms Marco Verit, Liz James, Ian Freestone, Julian Henderson,

    E-print Network

    Sussex, University of

    antimonate or stannate, which have been prepared separately. Cooled and reduced to a powder, the anime;Glossary of Mosaic Glass Terms English/Italian/French Explanation 2 A slow cooling process starting at c to the different cooling times of the surface and the mass of the object, which causes different contractions

  12. Mass Media and the Spiral of Silence: The Philippines from Marcos to Aquino.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gonzalez, Hernando

    1988-01-01

    Analyzes the alternative media and their reporting up to the February 1986 revolution in the Philippines. Shows that they broadened the context in which key events could be interpreted, and influenced those segments of the audience that provided new leadership. (MS)

  13. GEOMETRIC AND RADIOMETRIC MODELING OF 3D SCENES Marco Marcon, Augusto Sarti, Stefano Tubaro

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    Marcon, Marco

    . Furthermore real-time 3D analysis is becoming a common tool in Virtual and Augmented Reality contexts. Aim application (e.g. biomedical 3D imaging or industrial 3D volume inspection,...) and starts from multi- ple

  14. Finding Patterns in Biological Sequences Brona Brejova, Chrysanne DiMarco, Tomas Vinar

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    Vinar, Tomas

    for discovery of patterns of biological sequences (DNA and proteins). We also provide biological motivation and databases for pattern discovery. On-line supplement is available through http://monod.uwaterloo.ca/supplements/00motif. Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 Biological Motivation for Pattern Discovery 3 2.1 Pattern

  15. Tarek R. Besold, Kai-Uwe Khnberger, Marco Schorlemmer & Alan Smaill (eds.)

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    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    and feasibility of returning to the original goal of creating systems with human-like intelligence. By continuing of the Workshop "Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence" PICS Publications Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence 2nd International Workshop, C3GI @ IJCAI 2013

  16. Tarek R. Besold, Kai-Uwe Khnberger, Marco Schorlemmer & Alan Smaill (eds.)

    E-print Network

    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    systems with human-like intelligence. By continuing the discussions started over the course of the last of the Workshop "Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence" PICS Publications Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence 3rd International Workshop, C3GI @ ECAI 2014, Prague

  17. Tarek R. Besold, Kai-Uwe Khnberger, Marco Schorlemmer & Alan Smaill (eds.)

    E-print Network

    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    to the original goal of creating systems with human-like intelligence. We think that an event gathering leading of the Workshop "Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence" PICS Publications Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence 1st International Workshop, C3GI @ ECAI 2012

  18. Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Agents and their Body: A Special Issue in Memory of Marco Somalvico

    E-print Network

    Gini, Giuseppina

    the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award for Education, and he also was among the founders of the Società Dulli, Efstratios (Stratis) Gallopoulos, Giuseppina Gini, Maria Gini, Moshe Goldstein, Janis Jefferies

  19. MAT 105 Vetores e Geometria Analitica 18 de marco de 2005

    E-print Network

    Piccione, Paolo

    ) Sejam g1 = 2e1 +e2, g2 = e2 +e3, g3 = e1 +e3, h1 = e2 +e3, h2 = e1 +e3 e h3 = e1 + e2. (a) Prove que g1, g2 e g3 s~ao linearmente independentes; (b) prove que h1, h2 e h3 s~ao linearmente independentes; (c) calcule a matriz M de mudan¸ca de base de G = (g1, g2, g3) para H = (h1, h2, h3); (d) calcule

  20. Decoding information in the honeybee dance: revisiting the tactile hypothesis Mariana Gil*, Rodrigo J. De Marco

    E-print Network

    Menzel, Randolf - Institut für Biologie

    Decoding information in the honeybee dance: revisiting the tactile hypothesis Mariana Gil*, Rodrigo-00526 Keywords: Apis mellifera dance communication honeybee mechanosensory input tactile stimulus waggle dance The waggle dance of honeybees, Apis mellifera, is one of the most remarkable communication systems

  1. Structural behavior and dynamics of an anomalous fluid between attractive and repulsive walls: Templating, molding, and superdiffusion

    E-print Network

    Franzese, Giancarlo

    : Templating, molding, and superdiffusion Fabio Leoni and Giancarlo Franzese Citation: The Journal of Chemical walls: Templating, molding, and superdiffusion Fabio Leonia) and Giancarlo Franzese Departament de induces a "molding" effect on the second layer determining a structure with reduced energy and density

  2. Overpunishing is not necessary to fix cooperation in voluntary public goods games

    E-print Network

    Como, Giacomo

    Overpunishing is not necessary to fix cooperation in voluntary public goods games Fabio Dercole1 words: altruistic punishment, finite populations, fixation of cooperation, public goods games 02 2399 3412 E-mail: fabio.dercole@polimi.it #12;Abstract The fixation of cooperation among unrelated

  3. Logical and Uncertainty Models for Information Access: Current Trends

    E-print Network

    Lalmas, Mounia

    Logical and Uncertainty Models for Information Access: Current Trends Fabio Crestani Department: mounia@dcs.qmw.ac.uk November 22, 1999 Abstract The current trends of research in information access of Computing Science University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland Email: fabio@dcs.gla.ac.uk Mounia Lalmas

  4. Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report TR2007-589 Lighting with Sketches

    E-print Network

    Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report TR2007-589 Lighting with Sketches Alexander Wakefield Steinberg Advisor: Fabio Pellacini May 3, 2007 #12;1 Lighting with Sketches Alexander Wakefield Steinberg Fabio Pellacini Figure 1: A scene of two lights, lit with our approach Abstract Lighting design

  5. Autonomous Calibration Algorithms for Planar Networks of Cameras

    E-print Network

    Como, Giacomo

    Autonomous Calibration Algorithms for Planar Networks of Cameras Domenica Borra b , Enrico Lovisari a , Ruggero Carli a , Fabio Fagnani b , Sandro Zampieri a a Department of Information Engineering, University Lovisari), carlirug@dei.unipd.it (Ruggero Carli), fagnani@polito.it (Fabio Fagnani), zampi

  6. Visualization of Experimental Earthquake Data Gunther H. Weber1,2, Marco Schneider1, Daniel W. Wilson3,

    E-print Network

    Hamann, Bernd

    of simulated earthquake events. Once a user has selected a particular event, measured data can be displayed to several earth gravities and simulating earthquake scenarios via several "shaking" events, it is possible in the emerging common NEES (Network for Earthquake Engi- neering Simulation) [4] data model, a unified system

  7. Final Evaluation Report of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program, 1974-1975.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harrison, Helene W.

    The program is primarily designed to provide bilingual education for pupils, in grades K-6, with limited English-speaking ability. Due to parental requests, approximately 16 percent monolingual English-speakers have been accepted into the program. Of the 529 children enrolled in the program, 89 percent have Spanish surnames. Objectives for the…

  8. Final Evaluation Report of the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program, 1975-1976.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harrison, Helene W.

    Comprised of 27 classrooms from grade levels 1-6, the program was primarily designed to provide bilingual education for pupils with limited English speaking ability. However, due to parental requests, almost 16% monolingual English-speakers were accepted into the program. Of the 717 pupils participating in the program 84.6% were Mexican American.…

  9. In Silico Discovery of -Secretase Inhibitors Danzhi Huang, Urs Luthi, Peter Kolb, Marco Cecchini, Alcide Barberis, and

    E-print Network

    Caflisch, Amedeo

    the pepsin-like aspartic protease BACE-1 is considered an important target for the development of small are pepsin-like enzymes. Furthermore, only a single molecule (1,3,5-trisubstituted benzene) emerged as BACE-1

  10. 10:00-10:30 (Rome Ball Room, Marco Polo Parkside Hotel) 10:30-10:45

    E-print Network

    Takahashi, Ryo

    Development Policy of Environment Protection and Low-carbon Economy in China" 2, Low-carbon Economy in Asia 3 a Viewpoint of Resources, Trade and Environmental Equity" 2, "China's Approach towards a Low Carbon Future" 3 for the Low-carbon Economy" 19:00-21:00 #12;9 25 9:30-10:50 1, "China and the Transition to a Low Carbon

  11. Un framework para persistencia en CORBA Diego Sevilla Ruiz 1 , Jess J. Garca Molina 2 , Marcos Menrguez Tortosa 2

    E-print Network

    Molina, Jesús García

    por el BOA (Basic Ob- ject Adapter) y después por la de#28;ciente calidad de la especi#28;cación del el problema de las referencias persistentes en el contexto del BOA, además de contemplar el uso del fabri- cantes. A esto contribuyó una especi#28;cación incompleta del BOA (el adaptador de objetos) que

  12. Noise and Synchronization in Pairs of Beating Eukaryotic Flagella Raymond E. Goldstein, Marco Polin, and Idan Tuval

    E-print Network

    Goldstein, Raymond E.

    the process that determines the left- ward position of the heart in a human body and the swim- ming-right asymme- try of its body plan [4,5]. Flagella play an important role in many aspects of life, from fluid by which bodies with slightly different frequencies, start- ing at an arbitrary initial condition, would

  13. 2 Misleading Learners: Co-opting Your Spam Blaine Nelson, Marco Barreno, Fuching Jack Chi, Anthony D. Joseph,

    E-print Network

    Tygar, Doug

    Media, LLC 2009 J.J.P. Tsai and P.S. Yu (eds.), Machine Learning in Cyber Trust: Security, Privacy, 17 and Reliability, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-88735-7_2, In Machine Learning in Cyber Trust: Security, Privacy Using statistical machine learning for making security decisions intro- duces new vulnerabilities

  14. 2 Misleading Learners: Co-opting Your Spam Blaine Nelson, Marco Barreno, Fuching Jack Chi, Anthony D. Joseph,

    E-print Network

    Joseph, Anthony D.

    Media, LLC 2009 J.J.P. Tsai and P.S. Yu (eds.), Machine Learning in Cyber Trust: Security, Privacy, 17 Using statistical machine learning for making security decisions intro- duces new vulnerabilities. But for security practitioners, it is espe- cially important, as a wide swath of security-sensitive applications

  15. HCI Lab, Department of Computer Science, Texas State University San Marcos Two-Dimensional Linear Homeomorphic Oculomotor Plant

    E-print Network

    Oleg, Komogortsev - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    rectus Medial rectus Superior oblique Inferior oblique Figure 1. Left eye diagram (front view). Figure 2, medial, superior, and inferior recti ­ along with the eye globe and surrounding tissue. The eye globe has a radius of approximately 11 millimeters, and the lateral, medial, superior, and inferior recti are modeled

  16. A biomimetic upper body for humanoids Giuseppina Gini, Michele Folgheraiter, Ilaria Baroni, Francesco Boschetti, Gert Petja, Marco

    E-print Network

    Gini, Giuseppina

    A biomimetic upper body for humanoids Giuseppina Gini, Michele Folgheraiter, Ilaria Baroni unique mechanical construction, fully based on McKibben actuators. Starting from a biomimetic de- sign robotics. We want to span a large spectrum of approaches, from biomimetic to reactive and to cogni- tive

  17. Cyclope: Visual Motion Control of Multi-Robots. DOUGLAS TAVARES, GEORGE TH O, CLAUBER BEZERRA, LUIZ MARCOS GONC ALVES

    E-print Network

    de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique

    computer via an infra-red port. All robots can be remotly controled, at a glance, through a communicationCyclope: Visual Motion Control of Multi-Robots. DOUGLAS TAVARES, GEORGE TH ´O, CLAUBER BEZERRA a system to visually control several robots at a glance. A digital camera is mounted on the top of a mas

  18. APPLICATION OF COMPUTER-AIDED TOMOGRAPHY (CAT) AS A POTENTIAL INDICATOR OF MARINE MARCO BENTHIC ACTIVITY ALONG POLLUTION GRADIENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Sediment cores were imaged using a local hospital CAT scanner. These image data were transferred to a personal computer at our laboratory using specially developed software. Previously, we reported an inverse correlation (r2 = 0.98, P<0.01) between the average sediment x-ray atte...

  19. This article was downloaded by: [Texas State University, San Marcos] On: 24 July 2013, At: 07:46

    E-print Network

    Upchurch, Gary - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    heterogeneous aquatic biofilms into feces was assessed in controlled aquarium studies with Suckermouth Catfish Hypostomus plecostomus and with biofilms inoculated with salmonellae. Neither the presence of catfish nor of the microbial community increased 10-fold (106 to 107 cells/mg) in catfish feces during the same period

  20. The importance of fine-grained cue phrases in scientific Robert E. Mercer and Chrysanne Di Marco

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    DiMarco, Chrysanne

    of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, cdimarco@uwaterloo.ca Abstract. Scientific citations play a crucial field. Customarily, authors include citations in their papers to indicate works that are foundational in their field, background for their own work, or representative of complementary or contradictory research. But

  1. Pathfinder Lander Rover Recharge System, and MARCO POLO Controls and ACME Regolith Feed System Controls and Integration

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    Tran, Sarah Diem

    2015-01-01

    This project stems from the Exploration, Research, and Technology Directorate (UB) Projects Division, and one of their main initiatives is the "Journey to Mars". Landing on the surface of Mars which is millions of miles away is an incredibly large challenge. The terrain is covered in boulders, deep canyons, volcanic mountains, and spotted with sand dunes. The robotic lander is a kind of spacecraft with multiple purposes. One purpose is to be the protective shell for the Martian rover and absorb the impact from the landing forces; another purpose is to be a place where the rovers can come back to, actively communicate with, and recharge their batteries from. Rovers have been instrumental to the Journey to Mars initiative. They have been performing key research on the terrain of the red planet, trying to unlock the mysteries of the land for over a decade. The rovers that will need charging will not all have the same kind of internal battery either. RASSOR batteries may differ from the PbAC batteries inside Red Rover's chassis. NASA has invested heavily in the exploration of the surface of Mars. A driving force behind further exploration is the need for a more efficient operation of Martian rovers. One way is to reduce the weight as much as possible to reduce power consumption given the same mission parameters. In order to reduce the mass of the rovers, power generation, communication, and sample analysis systems currently onboard Martian rovers can be moved to a stationary lander deck. Positioning these systems from the rover to the Lander deck allows a taskforce of smaller, lighter rovers to perform the same tasks currently performed by or planned for larger rovers. A major task in transferring these systems to a stationary lander deck is ensuring that power can be transferred to the rovers.

  2. Marco Polo-R Target Asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3: Possible Evidence for an Annual Thermal Wave

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    Binzel, R. P.; Polishook, D.; DeMeo, F. E.; Emery, J. P.; Rivkin, A. S.

    2012-03-01

    Pre- and post-perihelion spectral measurements (0.8-2.5 µm) of 1996 FG3 show substantially different thermal fluxes. We may be detecting deep absorption and re-radiation of the annual thermal wave rather than just diurnal thermal flux balance.

  3. Optimized holographic optical traps Marco Polin, Kosta Ladavac, # SangHyuk Lee, Yael Roichman, and David G. Grier

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    Grier, David

    at the input pupil yields an interference pattern whose ampli­ tude and phase corrugations characterize as in industry [7]. This article describes refinements to the HOT tech­ nique that help to optimize the traps

  4. Behavioral Simulations in MapReduce Guozhang Wang, Marcos Vaz Salles, Benjamin Sowell, Xun Wang, Tuan Cao,

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    simulations include a considerable amount of complex computation and message passing between agents, which makes it important to optimize the performance of a single node and the communication across nodes to under- stand large complex systems such as transportation networks, in- sect swarms, or fish schools

  5. Behavioral Simulations in MapReduce Guozhang Wang, Marcos Vaz Salles, Benjamin Sowell, Xun Wang, Tuan Cao,

    E-print Network

    Shore, Richard A.

    and message passing between agents, which makes it important to optimize the performance of a single node important real-world phenomena. While there has been a great deal of work on sim- ulation tools from such as transportation networks, in- sect swarms, or fish schools by modeling the behavior of millions of individual

  6. International Energy Symposium October 31, 2013 (Organized by John Foden of CEFWC and Prof. Marco Castaldi, EEC-CCNY)

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    Columbia University

    upcoming due to required refurbishments would mean that there will be a gap by 2018 with a need of more from waste awareness still not public enough. Need to create more awareness of the proven technology

  7. Using Mobile Agents for Analyzing Intrusion in Computer Networks # Jay Aslam Marco Cremonini David Kotz Daniela Rus +

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    Aslam, Javed

    #ective in detecting them. Human experts are still the key tool for identifying, tracking, and disabling new attacks to automate this process. In this project we recognize that human experts will remain a critical part­ISAC) is a consortium of 19 technology giants including Microsoft and Oracle who joined forces recently to share

  8. Using Mobile Agents for Analyzing Intrusion in Computer Networks Jay Aslam Marco Cremonini David Kotz Daniela Rus

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    Aslam, Javed

    are not effective in detecting them. Human experts are still the key tool for identifying, tracking, and disabling them to automate this process. In this project we recognize that human experts will remain a critical-ISAC) is a consortium of 19 technology giants including Microsoft and Oracle who joined forces recently to share

  9. LONG-TERM CHANGES IN FLOW REGIME AND FISH ASSEMBLAGE COMPOSITION IN THE GUADALUPE AND SAN MARCOS RIVERS OF TEXAS

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    Upchurch, Gary - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    and the subsequent increasing trend of fish homogenization (Rahel, 2000), successful conservation of warm-water RIVERS OF TEXAS J. S. PERKIN*,y and T. H. BONNER Department of Biology/Aquatic Station, Texas State in composition. Here we considered how stream fish assemblages in two Central Texas rivers changed after

  10. MAC-EYE: a Tendon Driven Fully Embedded Robot Eye Dario Biamino, Giorgio Cannata, Marco Maggiali and Alessandro Piazza

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    Cannata, Giorgio

    the actual saccadic and smooth pursuit movements performed by human eyes. The system consists of a sphere robot eye designed to study and emulate the actual movements of a human eye. In fact, eye movements seem of modelling and control of human-like eye movements have been presented, [19] ­ [22]. However recent works

  11. Predictability and Suppression of Extreme Events in a Chaotic System Hugo L. D. de S. Cavalcante* and Marcos Oria

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    Baranger, Harold U.

    , catastrophic events are unpredictable. Here, we study coupled chaotic oscillators that display extreme events that complex systems with two or more stable states may undergo a bifurcation causing a transition between variability of measurable system quantities near the bifurcation point open up the possibility of forecasting

  12. Simulating the Risks of Sub-Orbital Space Flight for Air Traffic Management Chris W. Johnson and Marco Sarconi

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    Johnson, Chris

    Simulating the Risks of Sub-Orbital Space Flight for Air Traffic Management Chris W. Johnson will see an increasing number of sub-orbital space flights for both scientific reasons and for space with controlled air space. In this paper, we present the results from integrating live data about aircraft flights

  13. Autonomous Self-assembly in a Swarm-bot Roderich Gro^, Michael Bonani^, Francesco Mondada^, and Marco Dorigo^

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    , for self-assembly in autonomous, mobile robotics, swarm-hots is the state of the art for what concerns. Typically it is not equipped with any sensors to perceive the environment (except simple IR photo sensors system comprised of cells with different functions (e.g., move, bend, rotate, and slide). The autonomous

  14. Highly Oriented Molecular Ag Nanocrystal Arrays Steven A. Harfenist, Z. L. Wang,*, Marcos M. Alvarez, Igor Vezmar, and

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    of thin molecular-crystalline films of silver nanocrystals passivated by alkylthiolate self and optical properties are orientation dependent for a single nano- crystal and, in the case of a condensed substances composed of a single size and shape, and that they can condense to form crystalline molecular

  15. Self-Organised Recruitment in a Heteregeneous Swarm Carlo Pinciroli, Rehan O'Grady, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Marco Dorigo

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    is inspired by the aggregation behavior of cockroaches. The system allows aerial robots to recruit wheeled a distributed recruitment mechanism inspired by the aggregation behaviour of cockroaches un- der shelters (see

  16. PREFACE: DISCRETE 2010: Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Di Domenico, Antonio; Bini, Cesare; Bloise, Caterina; Bossi, Fabio; Faccini, Riccardo; Gauzzi, Paolo; Isidori, Gino; Lipari, Paolo; Ludovici, Lucio; Silvestrini, Luca

    2011-12-01

    The Symposium DISCRETE2010 on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries was held at the Sapienza Universitàa di Roma, Italy from 6-11 December 2010. This second edition, after the successful one in Valencia in 2008, covered all theoretical and experimental progress in the field, and aimed at a thorough discussion on the latest developments. The topics covered included: T, C, P, CP symmetries; accidental symmetries (B, L conservation); CPT symmetry, decoherence, Lorentz symmetry breaking; neutrino mass and mixing; cosmology and astroparticles, dark matter searches; experimental prospects at LHC, Super flavor factories, and new facilities. The Symposium was organized in plenary sessions with a total of 23 invited talks, and parallel sessions with a total of 80 talks including both invited and selected contributions from the submitted abstracts. The speakers of the plenary sessions were: Achille Stocchi, Andreas Weiler, Kevin Pitts, Tim Gershon, Marco Sozzi, Neal Weiner, Vasiliki Mitsou, Bernard Sadoulet, Gianfranco Bertone, J. Eric Grove, Mauro Mezzetto, Alexei Yu Smirnov, Oliviero Cremonesi, Antonio Riotto, Reno Mandolesi, Brett Altschul, Jose Bernabeu, Lawrence Hall, Marco Grassi, Yannis K. Semertzidis, Riccardo Barbieri, Gigi Rolandi, Luciano Maiani. The Symposium venue was the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) headquarter building, close to the Sapienza University. At the end of the Symposium a special open session, devoted to a wider audience, was held at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, in the historical center of Rome. The symposium was attended by about 140 participants, about half coming from Italy, and the rest mainly from other European countries and United States. Among the social events was a concert at the Aula Magna of the Sapienza University, and a social dinner in the historical Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi on the Quirinale Hill. The next symposium of the series will be organised by IST, Universidade Tàecnica de Lisboa, Portugal, from 3 to 7 December 2012. Roma, November 2011 The Editors Antonio Di Domenico Cesare Bini Caterina Bloise Fabio Bossi Riccardo Faccini Paolo Gauzzi Gino Isidori Paolo Lipari Lucio Ludovici Luca Silvestrini The PDF file also contains committee, secretariat, sponsor and participant lists, plus the conference poster and photograph.

  17. PREFACE: DISCRETE 2012 - Third Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Branco, G. C.; Emmanuel-Costa, D.; González Felipe, R.; Joaquim, F. R.; Lavoura, L.; Palomares-Ruiz, S.; Rebelo, M. N.; Romão, J. C.; Silva, J. P.

    2013-07-01

    The Third Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries (DISCRETE 2012) was held at Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, from 3-7 December 2012 and was organised by Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas (CFTP) of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. This is the sequel to the Symposia that was successfully organised in Valéncia in 2008 and in Rome in 2010. The topics covered included: T, C, P, CP symmetries CPT symmetry, decoherence, Lorentz symmetry breaking Discrete symmetries and models of flavour mixing Baryogenesis, leptogenesis Neutrino physics Electroweak symmetry breaking and physics beyond the Standard Model Accidental symmetries (B, L conservation) Experimental prospects at LHC Dark matter searches Super flavour factories, and other new experimental facilities The Symposium was organised in plenary sessions with a total of 24 invited talks, and parallel sessions with a total of 70 talks, including both invited and selected contributions from the submitted abstracts. The speakers of the plenary sessions were: Ignatios Antoniadis, Abdelhak Djouadi, Rabindra Mohapatra, André Rubbia, Alexei Yu Smirnov, José Bernabéu, Marco Cirelli, Apostolos Pilaftsis, Antonio Di Domenico, Robertus Potting, João Varela, Frank Rathmann, Michele Gallinaro, Dumitru Ghilencea, Neville Harnew, John Walsh, Patrícia Conde Muíño, Juan Aguilar-Saavedra, Nick Mavromatos, Ulrich Nierste, Ferruccio Feruglio, Vasiliki Mitsou, Masanori Yamauchi, and Marcello Giorgi. The Symposium was attended by about 140 participants. Among the social events, there was a social dinner in the historical Associação Comercial de Lisboa, which included a musical performance of 'Fado', the traditional music from Lisbon. The next symposium of the series will be organised by King's College, London University, UK, from 1-5 December 2014. Guest Editors G C Branco, D Emmanuel-Costa, R González Felipe, F R Joaquim, L Lavoura, S Palomares-Ruiz, M N Rebelo, J C Romão, J P Silva and J I Silva-Marcos International Advisory CommitteeLocal Organising Committee Francisco del Águila (Granada)From CFTP Jose Bernabéu (Valencia) Francisco Botella (Valencia)G C Branco Andrzej Buras (Munich)D Emmanuel-Costa Marcos Cerrada (Madrid)R González Felipe Pierluigi Campana (CERN)F R Joaquim Antonio Di Domenico (Rome)L Lavoura John Ellis (CERN)S Palomares-Ruiz Fernando Ferroni (Rome)M N Rebelo Luis Garrido (Barcelona)J C Romão Marcello Giorgi (Pisa)J P Silva Neville Harnew (Oxford)J I Silva-Marcos Maria José Herrero (Madrid) David Hitlin (Caltech)From LIP Gino Isidori (Frascati) Guido Martinelli (Rome)G Barreira Antonio Masiero (Padua)J Varela Nickolaos Mavromatos (London) Vasiliki Mitsou (Valencia) Hitoshi Murayama (Berkeley) Tatsuya Nakada (Lausanne) Antonio Pich (Valencia) Apostolos Pilaftsis (Manchester) Stefan Pokorski (Warsaw) Fabio Zwirner (Padua) Secretariat Dulce Conceição Sandra Oliveira Cláudia Romão discrete2012@cftp.ist.utl.pt http://indico.cern.ch/event/discrete2012 Sponsors CFTP - Centro de Física Teórica de Partículas LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas IST - Instituto Superior Técnico FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Group picture The PDF also contains the conference poster and a list of participants.

  18. Semiconductor Nanowire: What's Next? Peidong Yang, Ruoxue Yan and Melissa Fardy

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    Cui, Yi

    Energy Textiles Liangbing Hu, Mauro Pasta, Fabio La Mantia, LiFeng Cui, Sangmoo Jeong, Heather Dawn Production of Graphene-Based Electronic Devices Victor Yu. Aristov, Grzegorz Urbanik, Kurt Kummer, Denis V

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    Sin, Peter

    , green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and more! Please bring a traditional food from your own country November 24: Younghyun Kim November 25: Daniel Muratty November 26: Fabio Pinto November 27: Haton Khayat

  20. Detailed project description: Astrophysical turbulence and dynamo action

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    Brandenburg, Axel

    Jabbari (PhD student) Mr Simon Candelaresi (Phil Lic) Mr Fabio Del Sordo (Phil Lic) Mr Koen Kemel (Phil Lic) Mr J¨orn Warnecke (Phil Lic) Dr Ebru Devlen (Postdoctoral fellow) Dr Oliver Gressel (Nordita

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    Zürich, Universität

    Medizin Binz Nicolas, von Basel in Dietlikon ,,Telomerase inhibition, telomere shortening, cell growth Werner Fabio, von/in Ascona TI ,,G2/M CELL CYCLE CHECKPOINT IS FUNCTIONAL IN CERVICAL CANCER PATIENTS

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    Schön, Thomas

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    Perissin, Daniele

    , Politecnico di Milano- Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy Alessandro Ferretti, Tele-Rilevamento Europa- Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy Fabio Rocca, Politecnico di Milano- Piazza L. da Vinci 32

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    Licuanan) 6 Question Answering in Terminology-Rich Technical Domains (Fabio Rinaldi, Michael Hess, James Answers to Complex Questions (Anne R. Diekema, Ozgur Yilmazel, Jiangping Chen, Sarah Harwell, Lan H

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    for the production of liquid fuels by bio-oil upgrading Hydrodeoxygenation of model molecules Presented by... Fabio Abstract The hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) process may play an important role in the upgrading of biomass

  10. PREFACE: Young Researcher Meeting, Trieste 2013

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Agostini, F.; Antolini, C.; Aversa, R.; Cattani, G.; Martinelli, M.; Mazzaferro, L.; Migliaccio, M.; Paci, F.; Pietrobon, D.; Ricci Pacifici, D.; Stellato, F.; Veneziani, M.

    2013-12-01

    YRM logo The Young Researcher Meeting (www.yrmr.it) has been a rapidly growing event for the last few years. Together with other initiatives which have emerged in several research areas, the young researcher meeting marks the awareness and the desire of PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and young researchers to play a major role in scientific progress. Devoted to the discussion and the interchange of new developments and ideas in physics, the meeting is primarily aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who are encouraged to present their work in an informal atmosphere. One of the main purposes of the conference is to create an international network of young researchers, both experimentalists and theorists, and fruitful collaborations across the different branches of physics. Born in Rome in 2009, after three editions that strengthened it, the Young Researcher Meeting 2013 was held in Trieste. Propelled by the past success, the fourth meeting was a two-day conference on 3-4June. It was sponsored by the International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA - and the University of Padova, thus acquiring an even further international drive. In this volume, we collect some of the contributions that were presented at the conference. They cover topics in astrophysics and cosmology, particle and theoretical physics, soft and condensed matter, biophysics and medical physics. YRM Organising and Editorial Committee Fabio Agostini (fabio.agostini@roma2.infn.it) Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma 'Tor Vergata' Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy Claudia Antolini (claudia.antolini@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy Rossella Aversa (raversa@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy Giordano Cattani (giordano.cattani@gmail.com) Matteo Martinelli (mmartin@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy Luca Mazzaferro (luca.mazzaferro@roma2.infn.it) Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma 'Tor Vergata' Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy Marina Migliaccio (mm858@ast.cam.ac.uk) Institute of Astronomy and Kavli Institute for Cosmology Madingley Road, CB3 0HA Cambridge, United Kingdom Francesco Paci (fpaci@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy Davide Pietrobon (davide.pietrobon@jpl.nasa.gov) California Institute of Technology - Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4800 Oak Grove Drive 169-237 91109 Pasadena, CA, USA Daniel Ricci Pacifici (Daniel.Ricci.Pacifici@pd.infn.it) Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Padova INFN, Sezione di Padova Via Marzolo 8, 35131, Padova, Italy Francesco Stellato (francesco.stellato@cfel.de) Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY Notkestrase 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany Marcella Veneziani (marcella@ipac.caltech.edu) Infrared Processing and Analysis Center California Institute of Technology 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA SISSA logoPadua logo Acknowledgments The organizers of the 4th Young Researcher Meeting, held in Trieste, would like to thank all the scientists who participated in the meeting. We thank the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) for hosting the conference, covering the organization costs and allowing some travel grants for the speakers. We are greateful to Professor Guido Martinelli, director of SISSA, for his valuable support and advice. The publication of the proceedings of the conference is sponsored by the Padova university project CPDA119349 (P I Professor Marco Matone). The event was broadcast live by OggiScienza (http://oggiscienza.wordpress.com).

  11. PREFACE: Young Researcher Meeting, Trieste 2014

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Agostini, F.; Antolini, C.; Aversa, R.; Cattani, G.; Di Stefano, M.; Longobardi, M.; Martinelli, M.; Miceli, A.; Migliaccio, M.; Paci, F.; Pietrobon, D.; Pusceddu, E.; Stellato, F.

    2014-12-01

    YRM_LOGO The Young Researcher Meeting (www.yrmr.it) has confirmed once again this year the enthusiasm and determination of Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and young researchers to play a major role in the scientific progress. Since 2009, we regularly gather together to discuss the most recent developments and achievements in Physics, firmly convinced that sharing our expertise and experience is the foundation of research activity. The format we chose is an informal meeting primarily aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who are encouraged to present their work in brief presentations that provide genuine engagement of the audience and cross-pollination of ideas. One of the main purposes of the conference is to create an international network of young researchers, both experimentalists and theorists, and fruitful collaborations across the different branches of Physics. After four editions that strengthened it, the Young Researcher Meeting 2014 was held at the International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA, Trieste, for the second time. The fifth appointment was a two-day conference on July 14th-15th 2014. It has been sponsored by a number of research groups of SISSA, the University of Udine and the Solar Physics group of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", thus gathering even broader support than previous editions. The success of this year event is testified by an increased number of participants and institutions all around Europe. This resulted in an extremely rich and interactive poster session that covered several areas of pure and applied Physics. With the intent of broadening the contents and stimuli adopting multidisciplinary tools, the YRM 2014 hosted the workshop "Communicating Science" held in collaboration with SISSA Medialab. This choice reflects the growing importance of the outreach activity performed by scientists, especially at the earliest stages of their career, as a way of increasing their expertise and developing soft skills. Engaging the public and finding unconventional ways to communicate results turn out to be real assets in improving the quality of presentation of current research to peers, as well as to the general public. In this volume, we collect part of the contributions that have been presented at the conference. They cover topics in astrophysics and cosmology, particle and theoretical physics, soft and condensed matter, medical physics and applied physics. Given the recent experimental achievements in particle physics and cosmology, several contributions were focused on the latest results obtained in these fields, presenting the impact of experiments such as LHC and Planck to the community of young researchers and forecasting the future goals in these areas of research. Particular interest was aroused by the session fully dedicated to applied Physics and conservation of cultural assets. Besides the intrinsic scientific value of the discussed topics, the increasing relative weight of the applied Physics session is a demonstration of the benefits that fundamental science brings to the community. YRM Organising and Editorial Committee Fabio Agostini (fabio.agostini31@gmail.com) Telespazio A Finmeccanica Thales Company Claudia Antolini (claudia.antolini@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati and Fudan University Rossella Aversa (raversa@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Giordano Cattani (giordano.cattani@gmail.com) Marco Di Stefano (distefan@sissa.it) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Maria Longobardi (marialongobardi@gmail.com) Department of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Geneva Matteo Martinelli (martinelli@thphys.uni-heidelberg.de) SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati and Institut fur Theoretische Physik Alice Miceli (alice.miceli@uniroma2.it) Physics Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata Marina Migliaccio (mm858@ast.cam.ac.uk) Institute of Astronomy and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge Francesco Paci (f

  12. River Sediment Analysis by Slurry Sampling FAAS: Determination of Copper, Zinc and Lead Flvia L. Alves, Solange Cadore, Wilson F. Jardim and Marco A. Z. Arruda*

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    Jardim, Wilson de Figueiredo

    Article River Sediment Analysis by Slurry Sampling FAAS: Determination of Copper, Zinc and Lead sediment analysis was developed. Using this procedure, copper, zinc and lead were determined. The influence of the nitric acid concentration on the slurry preparation, as well as the sediment particle size

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    naturally account for several factors, such as weather and occupancy forecasts, comfort ranges and actuation feedback law and accounts for uncertainties in the occupancy patterns and weather conditions by using on the distributions of the uncertain variables, the applicability to any type of building, and the limited on

  14. Fruit flies learn to avoid odours associated with virulent infection Aurlie Babin, Sylvain Kolly, Franziska Schneider, Vassilissa Dolivo, Marco Zini and Tadeusz J.

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    Kawecki, Tadeusz J.

    Fruit flies learn to avoid odours associated with virulent infection Aurélie Babin, Sylvain Kolly A, Kolly S, Schneider F, Dolivo V, Zini M, Kawecki TJ. 2014 Fruit flies learn to avoid odours, flies exposed for 3 hours to food laced with P. entomophila, and scented with an odorant, became

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    Bashir, Rashid

    lengua Quechua Chanka. Joel Jabiles Eskenazi Componente Educativo PNAE Qali Warma Noticias, eventos Street University of Illinois Champaign, IL 61820 NOTICIARIO Y EVENTOS Qali Warma , materiales del Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar Qali Warma de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social- MIDIS. Lima

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    with HTML and basic web design Basic knowledge of high level computer programming languages and general PC, PR Assistant professor Teaching general biology, biological sciences, human anatomy and physiology and statistical analysis of biological data 1995 - 1997 University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, PR Teaching Assistant

  17. The Asteroid Thermal Mapping Spectrometer: An Imaging Mid-IR Spectrometer for the Marco Polo NEO Sample Return Cosmic Vision Candidate Mission

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bowles, N. E.; Calcutt, S.; Reininger, F.; Green, S. F.; Mortimer, H.

    2009-03-01

    We describe the Asteroid Thermal Mapping Spectrometer (ATMS) instrument, a compact imaging mid-IR Fourier transform spectrometer currently being developed at the University of Oxford for NEO remote sensing applications.

  18. XII Escola de Modelos de Regress~ao, Fortaleza-CE, 13-16 Marco 2011 Atribuic ~ao de Trafego em Redes de Filas Finitas Dependentes do Estado

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    Cruz, Frederico

    modelos s~ao normalmente consideradas, o modelo do ´otimo do sistema (do ingl^es System Optimum (SO) Model) e o modelo do equil´ibrio do usu´ario (do ingl^es User Equilibrium (UE) Model). O modelo SO pode ser

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    Vignatti, André L.

    Long-term Digital Archiving Based on Selection of Repositories Over P2P Networks Tiago Vignatti, sunye}@inf.ufpr.br André L. Vignatti University of Campinas Institute of Computing vignatti-term archiving systems. The archiving sys- tem is modeled as a set of storage repositories where each repository

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    Libre de Bruxelles, Université

    of cockroaches that allows each aerial robot to form a dedicated group of wheeled robots of a particular size]. The aggregation behaviour of cockroaches in an environment containing shelters is relatively simple and has been well explored by biologists--its dynamics can be accurately modelled at the individual cockroach level

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    Clinical Neuroscience Division, Laboratory of Neuroscience, Boston VA Healthcare System, Brockton Division consistent or highly variable techniques can be readily discriminated, and the overall similarity between

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    Arras, Kai O.

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    server without the need for a login (or ftp upload) access to the server machine. DReSS emphasizes to enable students to upload assignment work to the Web­server containing the course text and the assignments. New features in DReSS 2.0 include the ability to use a browser's upload capabilities, a new

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    Groce, Alex David

    with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects is a book about risk arguably, it's not a software blurb (beside the nifty dancing bear) not from some software guru but from a professor at Harvard Business School. Waltzing with Bears is of interest to anyone who must manage risk. In fact, it

  6. Expression of Tbx2 and Tbx3 in the developing hypothalamicpituitary axis Marco Pontecorvi a,b,*, Colin R. Goding b

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    Richardson, William D.

    ,b,*, Colin R. Goding b , William D. Richardson a , Nicoletta Kessaris a a Wolfson Institute for Biomedical and Tbx3 is essential in the developing limb (King et al., 2006), heart (Stennard and Harvey R.P., 2005

  7. Power Issues Related to Branch Prediction Dharmesh Parikh y , Kevin Skadron y , Yan Zhang z , Marco Barcella z , Mircea R. Stan z

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    Huang, Wei

    ­decode bits to entirely eliminate unnecessary predictor and branch target buffer (BTB) ac­ cesses. Despite involving branch prediction. Yet the branch predictor, including the BTB, is the size of a small cache

  8. 1989 IEEE Annual Conference on Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects, 26th, Marco Island, FL, July 25-29, 1989, Proceedings. Part 1

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    Ochoa, Agustin, Jr. (editor)

    1989-01-01

    Various papers on nuclear science are presented. The general topics addressed include: basic mechanics of radiation effects, dosimetry and energy-dependent effects, hardness assurance and testing techniques, spacecraft charging and space radiation effects, EMP/SGEMP/IEMP phenomena, device radiation effects and hardening, radiation effects on isolation technologies, IC radiation effects and hardening, and single-event phenomena.

  9. IonizedGaseousNebulae(MexicoCity,21-24November2000) Editors:WilliamHenney,JosFranco,MarcoMartos,&MiriamPea

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    Vázquez, Roberto

    actualidad sobre la evoluci´on din´amica de nebulosas planetarias (NPs) donde la presencia de n estos modelos. Segundo, discutimos el origen de la extraordinaria nebulosa KjPn 8. Se espera que una´ismicas, nebulosas simbi´oticas y novas pueden eventualmente formarse. En estos casos los cocientes de masa de los

  10. 3D Inversion of airborne gravity gradiomentry for iron ore exploration in Brazil Cericia Martinez,Yaoguo Li, Richard Krahenbuhl, Marco Braga

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    of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Brazil SUMMARY We present the 3D inversion the opportunity for comparing geophysical inversion re- sults with known geology. BACKGROUND Geology Figure 13D Inversion of airborne gravity gradiomentry for iron ore exploration in Brazil Cericia Martinez

  11. Deep structure of the Texas Gulf passive margin and its Ouachita-Precambrian basement: Results of the COCORP San Marcos arch survey

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    Culotta, R.; Latham, T.; Oliver, J.; Brown, L.; Kaufman, S. ); Sydow, M. )

    1992-02-01

    This COCORP deep seismic survey provides a comprehensive image of the southeast-Texas part of the Gulf passive margin and its accreted Ouachita arc foundation. Beneath the updip limit of the Cenozoic sediment wedge, a prominent antiformal structure is imaged within the interior zone of the buried late Paleozoic Ouachita orogen. The structure appears to involve Precambrian Grenville basement. The crest of the antiform is coincident with the Cretaceous-Tertiary Luling-Mexia-Talco fault zone. Some of these faults dip to the northwest, counter to the general regional pattern of down-to-the-basin faulting, and appear to sole into the top of the antiform, suggesting that the Ouachita structure has been reactivated as a hingeline to the subsiding passive margin. The antiform may be tied via this fault system and the Ouachita gravity gradient to the similar Devils River, Waco, and Benton uplifts, interpreted as Precambrian basement-cored massifs. Above the Paleozoic sequence, a possible rift-related graben is imaged near the updip limit of Jurassic salt. Paleoshelf edges of the major Tertiary depositional sequences are marked by expanded sections disrupted by growth faults and shale diapirs. Within the Wilcox Formation, the transect crosses the mouth of the 900-m-deep Yoakum Canyon, a principal pathway of sediment delivery from the Laramide belt to the Gulf. Beneath the Wilcox, the Comanchean (Lower Cretaceous) shelf edge, capped by the Stuart City reef, is imaged as a pronounced topographic break onlapped by several moundy sediment packages. Because this segment of the line parallels strike, the topographic break may be interpreted as a 2,000-m-deep embayment in the Cretaceous shelf-edge, and possibly a major submarine canyon older and deeper than the Yoakum Canyon.

  12. Beyond the Reference Desk: A Study on the Effectiveness of Low-Cost Distance Library Services at California State University San Marcos

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    Olivas, Antonia P.; Chan, Ian

    2013-01-01

    Many of our reference interactions are face-to-face at a desk or in our offices. Unfortunately, not all of our students are on campus. Whether a non-traditional student or a traditional undergraduate, more of our patrons are attending online classes or attending satellite campuses with no librarians on site. It's difficult to reach these…

  13. Modeling an endangered species in an urban landscape: fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) survival in the Upper San Marcos River, Hays County, Texas 

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    Wilkins, Leann I.

    2010-07-14

    of an endangered Edwards Aquifer species, the fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola), might respond to potential water quality changes associated with urbanization. I developed a stochastic, sex and stage-structured population dynamics simulation model...

  14. Direct Measurement of the Flow Field around Swimming Microorganisms Knut Drescher, Raymond E. Goldstein, Nicolas Michel, Marco Polin, and Idan Tuval

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    Goldstein, Raymond E.

    Direct Measurement of the Flow Field around Swimming Microorganisms Knut Drescher, Raymond E October 2010) Swimming microorganisms create flows that influence their mutual interactions and modify in detail around any freely-swimming microorganism. We report such measurements for the microphytes Volvox

  15. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 120 (2007) Printed 2 July 2007 (MN LATEX style file v2.2) MARCOS, a numerical tool for the simulation of

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    naturally explain the formation of a power- law spectrum by a shock wave ­ with a remarkable universal slope, a numerical tool for the simulation of time-dependent non-linear diffusive shock acceleration Gilles Ferrand1, 31028 Toulouse, France 2School of Mathematical Science, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

  16. HOW TO REACH THE VENUE HOTEL SAN CLEMENTE BY PRIVATE WATER-TAXI

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    Giaccone, Paolo

    HOW TO REACH THE VENUE ­ HOTEL SAN CLEMENTE BY PRIVATE WATER-TAXI From Marco Polo Airport (there will take you to San Clemente Island. From Marco Polo Airport to San Marco Square COMPANY: Alilaguna (www to go first to San Marco Square. From San Marco Square a complimentary shuttle provided by the hotel

  17. Sabato 30 Maggio Meeting point (for all)

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    Sidiropoulos, Nikolaos D.

    1 Giugno Venezia Marco Polo 11.2 Rasmus Bro 11.20 + time for luggage recovery 165 - 5/6 persone Venezia Marco Polo Mark Van Benthem & consorte Venezia Marco Polo 16.1 17 SHUTTLE2 - 3 persone Venezia Marco Polo 20.5 Venezia Marco Polo 12.5 Orly Alter

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    Puha, Amber

    California State University San Marcos EH&S 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 (760) 750-4510 California State University San Marcos EH&S 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 (760) 750-4510 California State University San Marcos EH&S 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San

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    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    DANG SIJIA (Marco Polo) HUSSEIN RABIH JEBARA MOHAMED LIU FEI RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ ROBERTO CARLOS SHEN YIHANG (Marco Polo) SHI XINRAN TEMIZ KADEM TEMO MANUEL ZHANG JING ZHE (Marco Polo) Corso 8 HRNCIC ELDINA KANA HUGUES LANDRY

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    board: Angelo BONURA (ITT Marco Polo, Palermo and AIF Palermo) Matteo CAMMARATA (University of Palermo) Antonio FLORIANO (University of Palermo) Marco GILIBERTI (University of Milan) Neil HUTTON (University

  1. Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    , Italy) Angelo BONURA (ITT Marco Polo, Palermo and AIF Palermo, Italy) Matteo CAMMARATA (University of Palermo, Italy) Michele Antonio FLORIANO (University of Palermo, Italy) Marco GILIBERTI (University

  2. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Eye-tracking and Natural Language Processing, pages 520, COLING 2012, Mumbai, December 2012.

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    Proceedings of the First Workshop on Eye-tracking and Natural Language Processing, pages 5 HEAT MAPS: an eye-tracking study using multiple input sources Fabio ALVES1, José Luiz GONÇALVES2 effort in studies of reading and writing processes. More recently, eye tracking has also been applied

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    Mattos Half Blue Basketball Sophie Miller Half Blue Basketball Stephanie Polderjik Half Blue Basketball Half Blue and Colours Rifle shooting Bridget Hipwell Full Blue Rugby Harry Maxwell Colours Rugby Olly Collas Half Blue Small bore shooting Fabio van der Zuid Half Blue Water polo Bartosz Redlicki Half Blue

  4. 36 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine December 2004 1094-6969/04/$20.002004IEEE

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    Alippi, Cesare

    of the data on a GIS Web site, as well as a recent history of route surveys and resources. Recent History of Route Surveys Cesare Alippi, Alberto Giussani, Carlo Micheletti, Fabio Roncoroni, Giuseppe Stefini became commonly used, a trekking route survey was derived mainly from aerial images. The route profile

  5. Reviewers for Volume 33 This journal has a knowledgeable and hard working editorial board, listed on the inside

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    ´erard Ligozat Michel Simard Stephen Clark Jimmy Lin David Smith Michael Collins Inderjeet Mani Harold Somers Ann Rijke Jason Baldridge Laura Kallmeyer Michael Riley Srinivas Bangalore Andy Kehler Fabio Rinaldi Patrick. Maybury Amanda Stent Mona Diab Mandar Mitra Michael Strube Philip Edmonds Mehryar Mohri Mihai Surdeanu

  6. nature methods | VOL.10 NO.7 | JULY 2013 | 617 news and views

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    Cai, Long

    : on-chip qPCr Carlotta Guiducci & Fabio M Spiga More than 40 years after the invention quantitative PCR (qPCR) systems use DNA-specific dyes and optical fluorescence readers to quantify the DNA to circumvent all sources of variability related to the use of fluorophores (including dye stabil- ity

  7. Inverse Modelling in Geology by Interactive Evolutionary Computation

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    Inverse Modelling in Geology by Interactive Evolutionary Computation Chris Wijns a,b,, Fabio of geological processes, in the absence of established numerical criteria to act as inversion targets, requires evolutionary computation provides for the inclusion of qualitative geological expertise within a rigorous

  8. Computing a SelfConfirming Equilibrium in TwoPlayer ExtensiveForm Games

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    Gatti, Nicola

    di Milano Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 Milano, Italy ngatti@elet.polimi.it Fabio Panozzo Politecnico di Milano Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 Milano, Italy panozzo@elet.polimi.it Sofia Ceppi Politecnico di Milano Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 Milano, Italy ceppi@elet.polimi.it ABSTRACT The Nash equilibrium

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    of the sun's power and tame it, in a cleaner process than today's nuclear fission. Fabio Fabbi, spokesman has postponed a vote on the site of the world's biggest experimental nuclear fusion reactor after the world's first sustained nuclear fusion reaction, lasting several minutes, in a bid to harness the source

  10. Adhesivity is not enough: Local Church-Rosser revisited

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    Baldan, Paolo

    Adhesivity is not enough: Local Church-Rosser revisited Paolo Baldan1 , Fabio Gadducci2 , and Pawel Abstract. Adhesive categories provide an abstract setting for the double- pushout approach to rewriting, including the local Church-Rosser theorem, can be proven in adhesive categories, provided that one restricts

  11. Improved Resource Exploitation by Collective Intelligence

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    Improved Resource Exploitation by Collective Intelligence Boschetti, F. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, E-Mail: Fabio.Boschetti@csiro.au Keywords: Collective Intelligence; Complex Adaptive not be necessarily so. The tool we employ is called Collective Intelligence (COIN, Wolpert and Tumer 1999). It has

  12. Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species Mediated by 1Hydroxyphenazine, a Virulence Factor of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Gates, Kent. S.

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that infects the lungs of immunocompromised patients of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Sarmistha Sinha, Xiulong Shen, Fabio Gallazzi,§ Qian Li,, Jaroslaw W. Zmijewski, Jack R produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In this study, supercoiled plasmid DNA was employed as an analytical

  13. Toward Evaluating Lighting Design Interface Paradigms for Novice Users William B. Kerr

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    Pellacini, Fabio

    Toward Evaluating Lighting Design Interface Paradigms for Novice Users William B. Kerr Dartmouth College Fabio Pellacini Dartmouth College direct indirect paint-all paint-one lighting lighting lighting painting lighting painting 75-160s:keylight 155-175s:keylight 0-70s:background 65-140s:keyhotspot 160-225s

  14. Toward Evaluating Lighting Design Interface Paradigms for Novice Users

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    Toward Evaluating Lighting Design Interface Paradigms for Novice Users William Brandon Kerr and Fabio Pellacini Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2008-636 Abstract Lighting design is a complex and fundamental task in computer cinematography, involving adjustment of light pa- rameters

  15. A note on core research issues for statistical pattern recognition

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    theory has multi-disciplinary roots, be- cause engineering disciplines aim to bridge the gap between real that: · Statistical decision and estimation theories com- monly used in PR have been almost entirely deA note on core research issues for statistical pattern recognition Robert P.W. Duin a,*, Fabio Roli

  16. Multiobjective optimization and Artificial Immune System: a review

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Multiobjective optimization and Artificial Immune System: a review Fabio Freschi Dipartimento di Immune System algorithms. As it will be focused in the Chapter, artificial immune systems have some of the immune system. INTRODUCTION Many real world problems involve the simultaneous optimization of various

  17. On the significance of developing boundary layers in integrated water cooled 3D chip stacks

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    Daraio, Chiara

    of novel and highly effective compact cooling techniques. The air cooled heat sinks and cold plate water needs. Using micro- channels to passively cool the back side of the chip is the first step towardsOn the significance of developing boundary layers in integrated water cooled 3D chip stacks Fabio

  18. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the ACL, pages 401408, Sydney, July 2006. c 2006 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    on a intra-pair similarity between T and H but also on a cross-pair similarity between two pairs (T , H to such approaches, the hypotheses H1 and H2 are very similar and seem to be similarly related to T1. This suggests Automatic learning of textual entailments with cross-pair similarities Fabio Massimo Zanzotto DISCo

  19. EDB: Knowledge Technologies for Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy

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    Ceci, Michelangelo

    EDB: Knowledge Technologies for Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy Fabio Fumarola1 , Gianvito Pio1.felle@uniba.it Abstract. Classical Greek and Latin culture is the very foundation of the identity of modern Europe. Today ancient Greece and Rome has survived up to the present days, leaving many ample gaps

  20. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 331 (2009) 549 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Santiago, Juan G.

    2009-01-01

    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 331 (2009) 549 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis Corrigendum Corrigendum. Colloid Interface Sci. 325 (2008) 526­538] Fabio Baldessari, Juan G. Santiago Department of Mechanical

  1. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 331 (2009) 550 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Santiago, Juan G.

    2009-01-01

    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 331 (2009) 550 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis Corrigendum Corrigendum. Colloid Interface Sci. 325 (2008) 539­546] Fabio Baldessari, Juan G. Santiago Department of Mechanical

  2. Design of a Medical Image Database with Content-Based Retrieval Capabilities

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    Gonzalez, Fabio

    Design of a Medical Image Database with Content-Based Retrieval Capabilities Juan C. Caicedo, Fabio a production rate of 12.000 daily images during 2.002 [14]. The problem of archiving those medical image systems may be critical in clinical practice [2] since they are responsible for storing medical images

  3. Experimental sub-Rayleigh resolution by an unseeded high-gain optical parametric amplifier for quantum lithography

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    applications to quantum lithography and quantum metrology. As an alter- native approach to emulate the quantum for quantum lithography Fabio Sciarrino,1,2 Chiara Vitelli,1 Francesco De Martini,1 Ryan Glasser,3 Hugo Cable; published 22 January 2008 Quantum lithography proposes to adopt entangled quantum states in order

  4. WellPosedness for General 2\\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta2 Systems of Conservation Laws

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    of Conservation Laws Fabio Ancona Universit` a di Bologna ­ Dipartimento di Matematica and C.I.R.A.M., Via. We consider the Cauchy problem for a strictly hyperbolic 2 \\Theta 2 system of conservation laws (u): Systems of conservation laws that fulfill such assumptions arise in studying elastodynamics

  5. A Note on the Riemann Problem for General n\\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Theta \\Thetan Conservation Laws

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    \\Thetan Conservation Laws Fabio Ancona Dipartimento di Matematica and C.I.R.A.M. Universit` a di Bologna hyperbolic system of conservation laws whose characteristic fields are neither genuinely non­linear nor. Introduction and Preliminaries Consider a strictly hyperbolic n \\Theta n system of conservation laws in one

  6. On the Derivation of Drift-Diffusion Models for Chemotaxis from Kinetic Equations

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    Markowich, Peter A.

    On the Derivation of Drift-Diffusion Models for Chemotaxis from Kinetic Equations Fabio A A class of kinetic models for chemotaxis and their macroscopic drift-diffusion limits are presented Introduction Chemotaxis is a process in which microorganisms change their state of movement, reacting

  7. Kinetic Models for Chemotaxis and their Drift-Di usion Limits

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    Markowich, Peter A.

    Kinetic Models for Chemotaxis and their Drift-Di#11;usion Limits #3; Fabio A.C.C. Chalub y , Peter that a kinetic model for chemotaxis introduced by Oth- mer, Dunbar and Alt has as its drift-di#11;usion limit on the turning kernel. 1 Introduction Chemotaxis is a process in which bacteria, or, more generally, cells

  8. Kinetic Models for Chemotaxis and their Drift-Diffusion Limits

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    Markowich, Peter A.

    Kinetic Models for Chemotaxis and their Drift-Diffusion Limits Fabio A.C.C. Chalub , Peter that a kinetic model for chemotaxis introduced by Oth- mer, Dunbar and Alt has as its drift-diffusion limit on the turning kernel. 1 Introduction Chemotaxis is a process in which bacteria, or, more generally, cells

  9. On the Derivation of Drift-Di usion Models for Chemotaxis from Kinetic Equations

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    Markowich, Peter A.

    On the Derivation of Drift-Di#11;usion Models for Chemotaxis from Kinetic Equations #3; Fabio A Abstract A class of kinetic models for chemotaxis and their macroscopic drift-di#11;usion limits Introduction Chemotaxis is a process in which microorganisms change their state of movement, reacting

  10. IC3: Where Monolithic and Incremental Meet (Invited Talk)

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    Bejerano, Gill

    IC3: Where Monolithic and Incremental Meet (Invited Talk) Fabio Somenzi Dept. of Electrical. This interplay of the incremental and monolithic approaches lends IC3 efficiency and flexibility and produces and consecution, respectively--comprise induction over S. B. Monolithic and Incremental Methods Outside

  11. Full list of modENCODE consortium participants and affiliations. Caenorhabditiselegans

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    , Oliver Attie5 , Wei Chen21 , Nikolaus Rajewsky20 , Kristin C. Gunsalus5 , John Kim19 , Fabio Piano518 , Gennifer Merrihew18 , Barbara Frewen18 , Jesse Canterbury18 , Mark B. Gerstein3,4 , Rajkumar. Miller III23 , Joseph D. Watson23 , William C. Spencer23 , Rebecca. D. McWhirter23 , Stephen E. Von

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    Blasone, Massimo

    1,3, F Dell'Anno2, S De Siena2,3,4 and F Illuminati2,3,4 1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit`a degli@sa.infn.it, dellanno.fabio@gmail.com, desiena@sa.infn.it, illuminati@sa.infn.it Abstract. The phenomena of particle

  13. Communication constraints in the state agreement problem Ruggero Carli

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    Communication constraints in the state agreement problem Ruggero Carli Fabio Fagnani Alberto and communication theory is becoming of fundamental importance in many distributed control systems. Particular of autonomous mobile agents in order to achieve a common task, communication constraints impose limits

  14. On the frontal dynamics and morphology of submarine debris flows

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    On the frontal dynamics and morphology of submarine debris flows Trygve Ilstada,*, Fabio V. De, MN 55414, USA Accepted 30 September 2004 Abstract Several submarine debris flows show an apparently Norway) are classified from the outer distal part of the debris flow to the outermost outrunner block

  15. Porting a Distributed Meeting System to the Eclipse Communication Framework

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    Robillard, Martin

    Porting a Distributed Meeting System to the Eclipse Communication Framework Fabio Calefato, Filippo on Eclipse RCP and uses the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) as the only communication on the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF), which will enables us to abstract from the underlying communication

  16. The Curious Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report TR2010-670

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    The Curious Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture Dartmouth College Computer Science Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture Kate I. Schnippering Advisor: Fabio Pellacini Figure 1: Sculpture Closeup Abstract When we interact with computers, we have set expectations about our interactive

  17. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 134, 164303 (2011) Characterization of C4H in the A2

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    Maier, John Paul

    2011-01-01

    + states by double resonance four-wave mixing Fabio J. Mazzotti,1 Ranjini Raghunandan,1 Aaseef Muhammed and double resonance four-wave mixing. The technique identifies vibrational levels in the X2 + ground state was identified in the carbon rich star IRC+10 216 in 1978 (Ref. 1) as well as in dense clouds.2,3 Five years

  18. 482 Fishery Bulletin 113(4) Vera Agostini

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    Andrews, David Armstrong João Barreiros Carolyn Belcher Arnaud Bertrand Melanie Bishop Deborah Blood Keith Cailliet Fabio Campanella John Carlson Shannon Cass-Calay J. Howard Choat Antonie Chute Benjamin Ciotti Schaefer George Sedberry Thomas Shirley Kate Siegfried Michael Simpkins Brian Smith Wade Smith David

  19. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL Integration of Insulin Receptor/FOXO signaling and dMyc activity during

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    Higgins, Darren

    muscle growth regulates body size in Drosophila. Fabio Demontis and Norbert Perrimon #12;2 SUPPLEMENTARY signaling and dMyc function are required for muscle growth. Body wall muscles from age-matched larvae (B-B") dMyc and (D-D") Insulin receptor signaling are required for muscle growth and variation

  20. Nano Res (2010) 3: 452458452 Aqueous Supercapacitors on Conductive Cotton

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    Cui, Yi

    2010-01-01

    Nano Res (2010) 3: 452­458452 Aqueous Supercapacitors on Conductive Cotton Mauro Pasta1,2 , Fabio the fabrication of wearable supercapacitors using cotton fabric as an essential component. Carbon nanotubes in the supercapacitor. Aqueous lithium sulfate is used as the electrolyte in the devices, because it presents no safety

  1. ISHair: Importance Sampling for Hair Scattering

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    Pellacini, Fabio

    ISHair: Importance Sampling for Hair Scattering Jiawei Ou1,2 Feng Xie2 Parashar Krishnamachari2 Fabio Pellacini3 1 Sunday, September 2, 12 #12;hair bsdf model [KK89] · diffuse scattering kajiya 2 Sunday, September 2, 12 #12;hair bsdf model [MJC*03] · diffuse scattering kajiya and kay's model

  2. Network Routing Application Programmer's Interface (API) and Walk Through 9.0.1

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    Heidemann, John

    Network Routing Application Programmer's Interface (API) and Walk Through 9.0.1 Fabio Silva, John be accommodated with the same Network Routing API. An earlier version of this API was used by both network routing of this document describes the current API as used by the SCADDS implemen- tation. In addition to the Publish

  3. Measuring cultural values and beliefs about environment to identify their role in climate change responses

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    1 Measuring cultural values and beliefs about environment to identify their role in climate change responses Jennifer Price1 *, Iain Walker1 , and Fabio Boschetti2 Abstract -Cultural theory are described as cultural biases. These partial perspectives about society and environment legitimize four ways

  4. DYNAMICAL ANALYSIS OF LOW TEMPERATURE MONTE CARLO CLUSTER ALGORITHMS

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    DYNAMICAL ANALYSIS OF LOW TEMPERATURE MONTE CARLO CLUSTER ALGORITHMS by Fabio Martinelli Abstract that greatly hampered Monte Carlo simulations of critical phenomena in ferromagnetic systems of statistical like plane rotators [9] or completely frustrated systems [10]. This type of stochastic algorithms

  5. GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 61, NO. 6 (NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1996); P. 17151727, 13 FIGS., 1 TABLE. Inversion of seismic refraction data using genetic algorithms

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    Boschetti, Fabio

    of seismic refraction data using genetic algorithms Fabio Boschetti, Mike C. Dentith, and Ron D. List ABSTRACT The use of genetic algorithms in geophysical inverse problems is a relatively recent development extensive numerical tests, we implemented a genetic algorithm to efficiently invert several sets

  6. Anomalous Lack of Decoherence of the Macroscopic Quantum Superpositions Based on Phase-Covariant Quantum Cloning

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    -Covariant Quantum Cloning Francesco De Martini,1,2 Fabio Sciarrino,1 and Nicolo` Spagnolo1 1 Dipartimento di Fisica superpositions (MQS) based on phase-covariant quantum cloning are characterized by an anomalous high resilence, one that is based on the amplification, i.e., or ``quan- tum cloning'', of a ``microscopic'' quantum

  7. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 9 FEBRUARY 2015 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS3237 Evidence for dark matter in the inner Milky Way

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    Loss, Daniel

    in the inner Milky Way Fabio Iocco1,2 *, Miguel Pato3,4 and Gianfranco Bertone5 The ubiquitous presence of dark to the total mass density in the Milky Way, particularly in the innermost regions of the Galaxy and in the solar neighbourhood2 . Here we present an up-to-date compilation of Milky Way rotation curve

  8. An Algorithm for the Appraisal of Assurance Indicators for Complex Business Processes

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    Massacci, Fabio

    An Algorithm for the Appraisal of Assurance Indicators for Complex Business Processes£ Fabio services we must provide indi- cators that can measure the level of assurance that a complex busi- ness algorithms able to evaluate the level of assurance of complex process from its components. In this paper we

  9. Visual Design of Service Deployment in Complex Physical Environments

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    Celentano, Augusto

    and augmented reality, visual interaction, X3D 1. INTRODUCTION Design of pervasive applications is an iterativeVisual Design of Service Deployment in Complex Physical Environments Augusto Celentano and Fabio for in- teractive services in complex physical environments using a knowl- edge based approach to define

  10. EclipseIT 2008: 3rd Italian Workshop on Eclipse Technologies Dipartimento di Informatica, Universit degli Studi di Bari

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    Ceci, Michelangelo

    EclipseIT 2008: 3rd Italian Workshop on Eclipse Technologies Dipartimento di Informatica Talk: Eclipse at IBM, Past, Present, and Future John Kellerman, IBM and Eclipse Foundation 16 Maresca Adopting the Eclipse Communication Framework: The Case of eConference Fabio Calefato, Mario

  11. Algorithms for Detecting Significantly Mutated Pathways in Cancer

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    Raphael, Ben J.

    Algorithms for Detecting Significantly Mutated Pathways in Cancer Fabio Vandin1, , Eli Upfal2 genome sequencing studies have shown that the so- matic mutations that drive cancer development functional mutations from sporadic, passenger mutations. Since cancer mutations are hypothesized to target

  12. DISCOVERY OF MUTATED SUBNETWORKS ASSOCIATED WITH CLINICAL DATA IN CANCER

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    Raphael, Ben J.

    DISCOVERY OF MUTATED SUBNETWORKS ASSOCIATED WITH CLINICAL DATA IN CANCER FABIO VANDIN, PATRICK CLAY,pclay,eli,braphael}@cs.brown.edu A major goal of cancer sequencing projects is to identify genetic alterations that determine clinical phenotypes, such as survival time or drug response. Somatic mutations in cancer are typically very diverse

  13. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara

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    Chisci, Luigi

    : Professor Francesco Bullo, Chair Professor Bassam Bamieh Professor Je Moehlis Professor Jo~ao Hespanha September 2012 #12;The Dissertation of Fabio Pasqualetti is approved: Professor Bassam Bamieh Professor Je grateful to my committee members, Bassam Bamieh, Joao Pedro Hes- panha, and Je Moehlis for our constructive

  14. Vision-based range estimation via Immersion and Invariance for robot formation control

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    Siena, Università di

    devices for autonomous navigation of multi-robot systems. An inexpensive and challenging way to addressVision-based range estimation via Immersion and Invariance for robot formation control Fabio in robotics, in motion coordination and cooperative con- trol of multi-agent systems. In this respect, several

  15. University of Ferrara PhD in Physics XXV cycle

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    Manjola Shyti Co-Tutore: Dr. Mantovani Fabio Calibration and performances of in-situ gamma ray Gamma ­ ray spectroscopy in laboratory. The MCA_Rad system Investigation of different parameters in-situ, environmental and mining explorations. Not only 40K, 238U, and 232Th have to be measured, but also an important

  16. Lognormal-mixture dynamics and calibration to market volatility smiles

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    Brigo, Damiano

    the following simple extension 1 #12;of the Black-Scholes model to exactly retrieve the market option prices: d financial markets display more complex volatility structures, so that the extended Black-Scholes model doesLognormal-mixture dynamics and calibration to market volatility smiles Damiano Brigo Fabio Mercurio

  17. Marco Apollonio, Alan Bross, Joachim Kopp (Presenter), Ken Long (on behalf of the collaboration) The International Design Study for the Neutrino FactoryThe International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory

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    McDonald, Kirk

    of mercury pool surface due to a 20 m/s impinging jet Emittance reduction and Transmission in the cooling: - drift [100 m] - buncher [50 m] - -rotation [50m] - cooling [80m + LiH + 201.25 MHz RF] (4) Acceleration FFAG Effect of a proton beam onto a mercury jet (after the MERIT experiment) Iron Plug Proton Beam

  18. Elevated H(2)O (2) production via overexpression of a chloroplastic Cu/ZnSOD gene of lily (Lilium oriental hybrid 'Marco Polo') triggers ethylene synthesis in transgenic potato.

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    Kim, Yoon-Sik; Kim, Hyun-Soon; Lee, Yong-Hwa; Kim, Mi-Sun; Oh, Hyun-Woo; Hahn, Kyu-Woong; Joung, Hyouk; Jeon, Jae-Heung

    2008-06-01

    Transgenic potato plants (SS2 and SS4) that overexpressed a chloroplastic copper/zinc superoxide dismutase lily gene were utilized as an H(2)O(2)-inducible system in order to study the role of H(2)O(2) as a signaling molecule in the biosynthesis of ethylene. SS2 and SS4 plants grown in vitro under sealed microenvironment (SME) conditions displayed anomalous phenotypes including reduction of stem elongation, radial stem growth, and promotion of root hair formation in the generated root, which were similar to ethylene-induced responses. In addition, SS4 plants showed severe vitrification in developing leaves and elevated ethylene production under SME conditions. After the ethylene action inhibitor AgNO(3), 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) oxidase (ACO) inhibitor CoCl(2), and ACC synthase inhibitor L -aminoethoxyvinylglycine were added to the growth media, the anomalous phenotypes in SS4 plants reverted to their normal phenotype with a concurrent decrease in ethylene production. Northern blot analysis showed that ACO transcripts in SS4 plants were constantly at high levels under normal and SME conditions, indicating that a high level of H(2)O(2) in SS4 plants up-regulates ACO transcripts. Moreover, the direct treatment of H(2)O(2) in potato plants confirmed the elevated expression of the ACO gene. Taken together, these data suggest that the high concentration of H(2)O(2) in transgenic potato plants stimulates ethylene biosynthesis by activating ACO gene expression. PMID:18273621

  19. Archive of post-Hurricane Charley coastal oblique aerial photographs collected during U.S. Geological Survey field activity 04CCH01 from Marco Island to Fort DeSoto, Florida, August 15, 2004

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    Subino, Janice A.; Morgan, Karen L.M.; Krohn, M. Dennis; Miller, Gregory K.; Dadisman, Shawn V.; Forde, Arnell S.

    2012-01-01

    The photographs provided here are JPEG scanned images of the analog slides. The metadata values for photo creation time, GPS latitude, GPS longitude, GPS position, keywords, credit, artist, caption, copyright, and contact were added to each photograph's EXIF header using EXIFtools (see the Software page). Photographs can be opened directly with any JPEG-compatible image viewer by clicking on a thumbnail on the contact sheet, or, when viewi

  20. Time series of volcanic deformation in the Galapagos: A perspective from InSAR, GPS, and seismic data Scott Baker, Marco Bagnardi, Falk Amelung, Dustin Cot, Cynthia Ebinger, and Dennis Geist

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    Geist, Dennis

    ) inside the summit caldera at each volcano and overall displacement map (right) from Envisat ascending station GV02 located in the center of the caldera. ALCEDO VOLCANO: Deformation at Alcedo is characterized: The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, but given their geographic

  1. Course title and number: CISK 450 / ACCK 450 M.I.S. Term: Fall 2015 Instructor: Marco A. Villarreal Meeting times: MW 4:00 p.m. -5:15 p.m.

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    Diestel, Geoff

    emergency information quickly via email, text message, and social media. All students are automatically development, security, privacy, and ethics associated. It is a writing intensive course; meaning that at least, including how social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are assisting virtual teams and how

  2. A MultiRange Architecture for CollisionFree OffRoad Robot Pierre Sermanet 1,2 Raia Hadsell 1 Marco Scoffier 1,2 Matt Grimes 1

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    LeCun, Yann

    system de­ veloped and tested on the LAGR mobile robot. Key to robust performance under uncertainty­complexity rotational visual odometry mod­ ule. The end to end system was developed and tested on the LAGR mobile robot, and was verified in independent government tests. 1 Introduction Walking through a park, a forest, or a mountain

  3. A Multi-Range Architecture for Collision-Free Off-Road Robot Pierre Sermanet1,2 Raia Hadsell1 Marco Scoffier1,2 Matt Grimes1

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    LeCun, Yann

    - veloped and tested on the LAGR mobile robot. Key to robust performance under uncertainty-complexity rotational visual odometry mod- ule. The end to end system was developed and tested on the LAGR mobile robot, and was verified in independent government tests. 1 Introduction Walking through a park, a forest, or a mountain

  4. 3d-modelling workflows for trans-nationally shared geological models - first approaches from the project GeoMol

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    Rupf, Isabel

    2013-04-01

    To meet the EU's ambitious targets for carbon emission reduction, renewable energy production has to be strongly upgraded and made more efficient for grid energy storage. Alpine Foreland Basins feature a unique geological inventory which can contribute substantially to tackle these challenges. They offer a geothermal potential and storage capacity for compressed air, as well as space for underground storage of CO2. Exploiting these natural subsurface resources will strongly compete with existing oil and gas claims and groundwater issues. The project GeoMol will provide consistent 3-dimensional subsurface information about the Alpine Foreland Basins based on a holistic and transnational approach. Core of the project GeoMol is a geological framework model for the entire Northern Molasse Basin, complemented by five detailed models in pilot areas, also in the Po Basin, which are dedicated to specific questions of subsurface use. The models will consist of up to 13 litho-stratigraphic horizons ranging from the Cenozoic basin fill down to Mesozoic and late Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and the crystalline basement. More than 5000 wells and 28 000 km seismic lines serve as input data sets for the geological subsurface model. The data have multiple sources and various acquisition dates, and their interpretations have gone through several paradigm changes. Therefore, it is necessary to standardize the data with regards to technical parameters and content prior to further analysis (cf. Capar et al. 2013, EGU2013-5349). Each partner will build its own geological subsurface model with different software solutions for seismic interpretation and 3d-modelling. Therefore, 3d-modelling follows different software- and partner-specific workflows. One of the main challenges of the project is to ensure a seamlessly fitting framework model. It is necessary to define several milestones for cross border checks during the whole modelling process. Hence, the main input data set of the framework model are interpreted seismic lines, 3d-models can be generated either in time or in depth domain. Some partners will build their 3d-model in time domain and convert it after finishing to depth. Other participants will transform seismic information first and will model directly in depth domain. To ensure comparability between the different parts transnational velocity models for time-depth conversion are required at an early stage of the project. The exchange of model geometries, topology, and geo-scientific content will be achieved applying an appropriate cyberinfrastructure called GST. It provides functionalities to ensure semantic and technical interoperability. Within the project GeoMol a web server for the dissemination of 3d geological models will be implemented including an administrative interface for the role-based access, real-time transformation of country-specific coordinate systems and a web visualisation features. The project GeoMol is co-funded by the Alpine Space Program as part of the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. The project integrates partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland and runs from September 2012 to June 2015. Further information on www.geomol.eu. The GeoMol 3D-modelling team: Roland Baumberger (swisstopo), Magdalena Bottig (GBA), Alessandro Cagnoni (RLB), Laure Capar (BRGM), Renaud Couëffé (BRGM), Chiara D'Ambrogi (ISPRA), Chrystel Dezayes (BRGM), Gerold Diepolder (LfU BY), Charlotte Fehn (LGRB), Sunseare Gabalda (BRGM), Gregor Götzl (GBA), Andrej Lapanje (GeoZS), Fabio Carlo Molinari (RER-SGSS), Edgar Nitsch (LGRB), Robert Pamer (LfU BY), Sebastian Pfleiderer (GBA), Marco Pantaloni (ISPRA), Uta Schulz (LfU BY), Günter Sokol (LGRB), Gunther Wirsing (LGRB), Heiko Zumsprekel (LGRB)

  5. PREFACE: Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems

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    Neilson, David; Senatore, Gaetano

    2009-05-01

    This special issue contains papers presented at the International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems (SCCS), held from 29 July-2 August 2008 at the University of Camerino. Camerino is an ancient hill-top town located in the Apennine mountains of Italy, 200 kilometres northeast of Rome, with a university dating back to 1336. The Camerino conference was the 11th in a series which started in 1977: 1977: Orleans-la-Source, France, as a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Strongly Coupled Plasmas (hosted by Marc Feix and Gabor J Kalman) 1982: Les Houches, France (hosted by Marc Baus and Jean-Pierre Hansen) 1986: Santa Cruz, California, USA (hosted by Forrest J Rogers and Hugh E DeWitt) 1989: Tokyo, Japan (hosted by Setsuo Ichimaru) 1992: Rochester, New York, USA (hosted by Hugh M Van Horn and Setsuo Ichimaru) 1995: Binz, Germany (hosted by Wolf Dietrich Kraeft and Manfred Schlanges) 1997: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (hosted by Gabor J Kalman) 1999: St Malo, France (hosted by Claude Deutsch and Bernard Jancovici) 2002: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (hosted by John F Benage and Michael S Murillo) 2005: Moscow, Russia (hosted by Vladimir E Fortov and Vladimir Vorob'ev). The name of the series was changed in 1996 from Strongly Coupled Plasmas to Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems to reflect a wider range of topics. 'Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems' encompasses diverse many-body systems and physical conditions. The purpose of the conferences is to provide a regular international forum for the presentation and discussion of research achievements and ideas relating to a variety of plasma, liquid and condensed matter systems that are dominated by strong Coulomb interactions between their constituents. Each meeting has seen an evolution of topics and emphases that have followed new discoveries and new techniques. The field has continued to see new experimental tools and access to new strongly coupled conditions, most recently in the areas of warm matter, dusty plasmas, condensed matter and ultra-cold plasmas. One hundred and thirty participants came from twenty countries and four continents to participate in the conference. Those giving presentations were asked to contribute to this special issue to make a representative record of an interesting conference. We thank the International Advisory Board and the Programme Committee for their support and suggestions. We thank the Local Organizing Committee (Stefania De Palo, Vittorio Pellegrini, Andrea Perali and Pierbiagio Pieri) for all their efforts. We highlight for special mention the dedication displayed by Andrea Perali, by Rocco di Marco for computer support, and by our tireless conference secretary Fiorella Paino. The knowledgeable guided tour of the historic centre of Camerino given by Fiorella Paino was appreciated by many participants. It is no exaggeration to say that without the extraordinary efforts put in by these three, the conference could not have been the success that it was. For their sustained interest and support we thank Fulvio Esposito, Rector of the University of Camerino, Fabio Beltram, Director of NEST, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and Daniel Cox, Co-Director of ICAM, University of California at Davis. We thank the Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter ICAM-I2CAM, USA for providing a video record of the conference on the web (found at http://sccs2008.df.unicam.it/). Finally we thank the conference sponsors for their very generous support: the University of Camerino, the Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter ICAM-I2CAM, USA, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics ICTP Trieste, and CNR-INFM DEMOCRITOS Modeling Center for Research in Atomistic Simulation, Trieste. Participants at the International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems (SCCS) (University of Camerino, Italy, 29 July-2 August 2008).

  6. PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2010)

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    Lin, Simon C.; Shen, Stella; Neufeld, Niko; Gutsche, Oliver; Cattaneo, Marco; Fisk, Ian; Panzer-Steindel, Bernd; Di Meglio, Alberto; Lokajicek, Milos

    2011-12-01

    The International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held at Academia Sinica in Taipei from 18-22 October 2010. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information on computing progress and needs for the community, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. CHEP conferences are held at roughly 18 month intervals, alternating between Europe, Asia, America and other parts of the world. Recent CHEP conferences have been held in Prauge, Czech Republic (2009); Victoria, Canada (2007); Mumbai, India (2006); Interlaken, Switzerland (2004); San Diego, California(2003); Beijing, China (2001); Padova, Italy (2000) CHEP 2010 was organized by Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre. There was an International Advisory Committee (IAC) setting the overall themes of the conference, a Programme Committee (PC) responsible for the content, as well as Conference Secretariat responsible for the conference infrastructure. There were over 500 attendees with a program that included plenary sessions of invited speakers, a number of parallel sessions comprising around 260 oral and 200 poster presentations, and industrial exhibitions. We thank all the presenters, for the excellent scientific content of their contributions to the conference. Conference tracks covered topics on Online Computing, Event Processing, Software Engineering, Data Stores, and Databases, Distributed Processing and Analysis, Computing Fabrics and Networking Technologies, Grid and Cloud Middleware, and Collaborative Tools. The conference included excursions to various attractions in Northern Taiwan, including Sanhsia Tsu Shih Temple, Yingko, Chiufen Village, the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, Keelung, Yehliu Geopark, and Wulai Aboriginal Village, as well as two banquets held at the Grand Hotel and Grand Formosa Regent in Taipei. The next CHEP conference will be held in New York, the United States on 21-25 May 2012. We would like to thank the National Science Council of Taiwan, the EU ACEOLE project, commercial sponsors, and the International Advisory Committee and the Programme Committee members for all their support and help. Special thanks to the Programme Committee members for their careful choice of conference contributions and enormous effort in reviewing and editing about 340 post conference proceedings papers. Simon C Lin CHEP 2010 Conference Chair and Proceedings Editor Taipei, Taiwan November 2011 Track Editors/ Programme Committee Chair Simon C Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Online Computing Track Y H Chang, National Central University, Taiwan Harry Cheung, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Event Processing Track Fabio Cossutti, INFN Trieste, Italy Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, USA Ryosuke Itoh, KEK, Japan Software Engineering, Data Stores, and Databases Track Marco Cattaneo, CERN, Switzerland Gang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Stefan Roiser, CERN, Switzerland Distributed Processing and Analysis Track Kai-Feng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Ulrik Egede, Imperial College London, UK Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Fons Rademakers, CERN, Switzerland Torre Wenaus, BNL, USA Computing Fabrics and Networking Technologies Track Harvey Newman, Caltech, USA Bernd Panzer-Steindel, CERN, Switzerland Antonio Wong, BNL, USA Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Grid and Cloud Middleware Track Alberto Di Meglio, CERN, Switzerland Markus Schulz, CERN, Switzerland Collaborative Tools Track Joao Correia Fernandes, CERN, Switzerland Philippe Galvez, Caltech, USA Milos Lokajicek, FZU Prague, Czech Republic International Advisory Committee Chair: Simon C. Lin , Academia Sinica, Taiwan Members: Mohammad Al-Turany , FAIR, Germany Sunanda Banerjee, Fermilab, USA Dario Barberis, CERN & Genoa University/INFN, Switzerland Lothar Bauerdick, Fermilab, USA Ian Bird, CERN, Switzerland

  7. 75 FR 5230 - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures...

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    ...Crystal River, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig. Marco Island, FL, Marco Island, VOR/DME RWY 17, Amdt 7. Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, MH, Marshall Islands Intl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig. Valley City, ND, Barnes...

  8. Annual Logging Symposium, June 26-29, 2005 JOINT STOCHASTIC INVERSION OF PETROPHYSICAL LOGS AND 3D

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    Torres-Verdín, Carlos

    and pre-stack seismic data. INTRODUCTION Anadarko's Marco Polo deepwater development project is located of Tertiary deepwater sand deposits. This paper considers a small portion of the Marco Polo Field where

  9. ECOS Inquiry 1. Contributor's Name: Matthew Corsi and Flo Gardipee

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    Brewer, Carol

    Marco Polo 3. Goals and Objectives: a. Inquiry Questions: How do bats use echolocation to navigate and instructors will describe how playing Marco Polo is similar, but different from echolocation. b. Investigation

  10. Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    : Benedetto DI PAOLA (University of Palermo) Editorial board: Angelo BONURA (ITT Marco Polo, Palermo and AIF of Palermo, Italy) Marco GILIBERTI (University of Milan, Italy) Neil HUTTON (University of Sunderland, UK

  11. "Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica (Mathematics)", n.20 Supplemento n.2, 2010 G.R.I.M. (Department of Mathematics, University of Palermo, Italy)

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    Ricerca in Didattica, Palermo 2010 #12;#12;Il convegno "Memoria scientiae" si è tenuto al Polo didattico)..................................................................7 Scienza e tecnica nel mondo romano (di Marco Formisano).............................................................15 Lucrezio e l'evoluzione (di Marco Beretta

  12. Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    : Benedetto DI PAOLA (University of Palermo) Editorial board: Angelo BONURA (ITT Marco Polo, Palermo and AIF Palermo) Matteo CAMMARATA (University of Palermo) Antonio FLORIANO (University of Palermo) Marco GILIBERTI

  13. In the frame of the 3 weeks activities, a WorkshopIn the frame of the 3 weeks activities, a WorkshopIn the frame of the 3 weeks activities, a WorkshopIn the frame of the 3 weeks activities, a Workshop will take place on May 12will take place on May 12will

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    Ruzhansky, Michael

    di Torino For informations: Marco Cappiello marco.cappiello@unito.it Alessandro Oliaro alessandro (Toronto), L. Rodino (Torino), M. Ruzhansky (London), J. Toft (Växjö), M. Cappiello (Torino), A. Oliaro

  14. EMPRESA ADJUDICATARIA REPRESENTANTE CLUB SOCIAL 1 CLECE, S.A. JOSE M PASTOR 9799

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    Escolano, Francisco

    9598 CAFETERIA POLITÉCNICA JESUS EL CAUTIVO, S.L. VÍCTOR MARCO TALENS 9588 CAFETERIA D. JAMÓN JUAN LUIS.L. VÍCTOR MARCO TALENS * LIMPIEZA UA CÍVICA VÍCTOR TOLEDO GARCÍA 9845 LIMPIEZA APSA (Solo Polit. IV

  15. 78 FR 78694 - Orders: Supplemental Orders on Reporting by Regulated Entities of Stress Testing Results as of...

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    ...Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)] [Rules and Regulations...Washington DC, this 13th day of December, 2013. Edward J. DeMarco, Acting...Housing Finance Agency. Dated: December 13, 2013. Edward J. DeMarco,...

  16. Universit degli Studi di Milano International relations office -Incoming Mobility Via Festa del Perdono 7 -20122 Milano, Italy Tel +39 02 503 13507 Fax +39 0250313503 mobility.in@unimi.it

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    Olivares, Stefano

    .in@unimi.it APPLICATION FORM ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE MARCO POLO/TURANDOT 2016/2017 November 2nd 2015 ­August 9th 2016 part to the Italian Language Course organised by University of Milan within the Programme "Marco Polo the following reason for payment: "YOUR FAMILY NAME AND FIRST NAME" MARCO POLO 16/17 Language Course fees

  17. Polo Grounds 

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    Unknown

    2011-09-05

    Preface; Marco Polo and Legendary Island “Zipangu” ................. 1 Introduction ..................................................................................... 2 II NAMBAN SCREENS... CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Preface; Marco Polo and Legendary Island “Zipangu” From The Travels of Marco Polo, Edited and with an introduction by Milton Rugoff (1986:205-206):1 Of the Island of Zipangu and the Great Khan's Attack...

  18. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Caprinae Specialist Group December 2000

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    Festa-Bianchet, Marco

    -off ................... 6 Marco Polo ......................... 7 Abstracts .............................. 7 Recent updates in advances in our knowledge of Caprinae taxonomy. Thanks to Marco Festa-Bianchet, the CSG now has as chair of the CSG. I am very pleased to announce that Marco Festa-Bianchet has agreed to be nominated

  19. IITTWW 4957 VVeenniiccee aanndd IIttss RReefflleeccttiioonnss.. LLiitteerraarryy aanndd CCuullttuurraall HHiissttoorryy ooff VVeenniiccee..

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    to intertwine readings and experiences: Today we read Marco Polo's Travels and I sat under the arch that stood by Marco Polo house in Corte del Milion...). Update it every day. Do not let the time pass. It will help you live these weeks mindfully. Insert drawings in your journal (a decoration on the Marco Polo

  20. The number of limit cycles in planar systems and generalized Abel equations with

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Marco Sabatini Dipartimento di Matematica, Universit`a degli Studi di Trento, Via Sommarive, 14, I-38050 operator. Corresponding author. Email addresses: antoni.guillamon@upc.edu (Antoni Guillamon), marco.sabatini@unitn.it (Marco Sabatini). 1 Partially supported by the MCyT/FEDER grants MTM2006-00478 (DACOBIA), MTM2005-06098-C